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Wilmot-Smith Memorial Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Herring Queen Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Wilmot-Smith Memorial Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Herring Queen Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.62
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 31-241 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Promising in bumpers, winning at Hexham and fourth of 16 in Listed race at Cheltenham (good); made an immediate impact over hurdles when scoring at Ayr (2m, good to soft) just before Christmas and the third that day has won a handicap since; obvious candidate.

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7th

4

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Ayr

Ruby Island

11st 11lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Bumper winner who won her first two races over hurdles last season (first was over C&D) and was a close second to an improver on third run (2m4f, good); hasn't been out since a below-par effort in the mares' final at Newbury in March 2023; interesting on second handicap start.

5/1

7th

2

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Ruby Island

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Northern mare who has a solid record, including form figures of 112 since switched to hurdles; close second when upped to 2m4f at Ayr most recently; still open to further improvement and holds major claims provided she takes well to first-time headgear.

6/1

2nd

1

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:20 Ayr

Ruby Island

11st 12lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Made the frame in Listed Cheltenham bumper in in November (good ground) and is 2-2 since switched to hurdles, the wins gained over 2m here and at Wetherby (both good to soft); open to improvement over today's longer trip and a very obvious contender.

13/8

20/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form:

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beat four subsequent winners in an Irish point (soft) in October, after which she changed hands for £60,000; faded after making running when down the field on hurdling debut at Catterick (2m3f, soft; 18-1) just after Christmas; she's surely better than that and not dismissed lightly.

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8th

10

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Hashtag Boum

11st 6lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Ruth Jefferson

midfield

16/1

4th

3

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

Hashtag Boum

11st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Ruth Jefferson

Runner-up twice in a row (2m4f/2m6f, soft) towards end of last year and went one better at Market Rasen (soft) last month, where rail adjustments meant the distance was close to 3m; this lightly raced mare could have more to offer over staying trips and is on the shortlist up 4lb.

4/1

1st

4

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:05 Market Rasen

Hashtag Boum

11st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Ruth Jefferson

Won at Kelso (2m6f, good) last April on second handicap start and ran well to finish second on her two starts towards the end of last year (2m4f/2m6f, soft); today's extra yardage could be a positive for this lightly raced mare and she's one to consider.

7/2

9/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 5-S1 D

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Shaped well in a Cheltenham bumper last spring and looked an above-average recruit to hurdling when beating a subsequent winner at Lingfield (2m, good to soft; pair clear) in December, always in the front rank; leading contender under a penalty.

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7

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

14:25 Ludlow

Jane Du Berlais

10st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Ryan Potter

Has won over hurdles; failed to complete in last four races but was in touch when falling four out at Wetherby (2m3f, soft; chase debut) most recently; could go well granted a clear round.

9/1

0

6

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 4

15:35 Wetherby

Jane Du Berlais

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Ryan Potter

took keen hold, held up in rear

9/1

Form: 187-65 D

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Rather underwhelming since making a winning bumper debut at Fakenham (good to soft) last winter, fading when fifth of ten in novice at Lingfield (2m3f) when last seen in November; needs to improve but this is a weaker race and it's certainly possible.

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2nd

3

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

19:30 Hereford

Mistral Nell

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Has recaptured form for new connections but she went back up 7lb for scraping home at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) in December and she found little at Huntingdon on her only start since; new trip is an added query.

5/1

7th

13

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Mistral Nell

11st 7lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Hasn't landed a blow in two previous runs outside mares-only company, but back in fine heart since joining Fergal O'Brien, obliging at Catterick latest (2m3f, good to soft; RPR 101); 7lb rise demands plenty more.

8/1

Form: 82-

Last run: 409 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

From a family that has served these connections well and she found only one too good in Ludlow bumper (good to soft; 7-1) in December 2021; absent since, during which time she's had wind surgery; dangerous if ready to roll for hurdling debut after her break.

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5th

8

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:30 Kempton

Pass The Love On

10st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Unexposed 6yo who was placed on handicap hurdle debut at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) in May; moves up from Class 5 today but Alan King is evidently keen to switch her to fences.

7/1

3rd

4

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

17:30 Huntingdon

Pass The Love On

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

Unexposed mare who wasn't beaten far in any of her three qualifying runs, including when second over C&D (good) in March; probably needs to improve to make a winning handicap debut but has potential.

4/1

1

20th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Pass The Love On

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Five starts; runner-up over this trip at Huntingdon in March and fair effort in better company at Haydock last month; opening handicap mark probably asks for some improvement but that's possible.

11/4

Form: P0

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

7f/1m Flat winner in 2021 but out of sorts since and no promise in two runs over hurdles.

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OUR TIP

Form: 9

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a British point (soft ground) in January 2020 but she'd been off a long time before her rules debut over C&D last month and she trailed home in ninth of the ten finishers; looks the stable's second string.

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2nd

8

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:52 Market Rasen

Classic Lady

10st 6lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Mark Walford

Tailed-off favourite at Cartmel early last month but that may have come too soon, seven days after she completed a Hexham double (both 2m7f, good; one of them under Paddy Barlow); lightly raced under rules and this soft-ground point winner could have more to offer.

100/30

6th

13

2nd Jul 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 83y

Class 4

16:01 Cartmel

Classic Lady

10st 7lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Won at Hexham (2m7f, good) on June 3 in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) and easily made all there (2m7f, good) last Sunday; won on soft going in a point; a 7lb penalty may not stop her if her fine form continues.

2/1

1st

4

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

Classic Lady

10st 4lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

didn't always jump with fluency, made all, went clear before last, ridden run-in, comfortably

11/4

Form: 9

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten 62l in bumper at Newcastle (22-1) on Boxing Day; stoutly bred and her future probably lies over longer distances.

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4

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Wetherby

Glamorous Icon

11st 0lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Beaten 62l in bumper at Newcastle (22-1) on Boxing Day; stoutly bred and her future probably lies over longer distances.

40/1

9th

7

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

15:10 Newcastle

Glamorous Icon

11st 0lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Third foal of a 2m4f/3m hurdle winner; yard has only a 6% strike-rate in bumpers in past five seasons, so best watched on debut unless market suggests otherwise.

20/1

Form: 0-5

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Unplaced in varied types of race, although she showed a bit more when 16l fifth of 11 on hurdling debut at Ayr (2m, soft; 200-1) last month; may build on that in a first-time hood.

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5th

4

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Just Dottie

11st 12lb

J: Ben Smith

T: R Mike Smith

C&D winner last May (good) but was below par here on last two starts; returns after a break on ground that is probably softer than ideal.

16/1

Form: 66

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Down the field in Hexham bumper and Ayr novice, 50-1 on second occasion; may do better in due course but difficult to recommend here.

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1st

7

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

19:10 Musselburgh

Not In Kansas

10st 5lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

held up in rear, not fluent 7th, headway before 3 out, led going easily before last, pushed along and went clear final 110yds, readily

25/1

Form: 78-P3

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third at Musselburgh on most recent start but she was beaten out of sight and doesn't have any solid form; others readily preferred.

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9

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:38 Perth

Tangiers

10st 2lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Has not achieved much in her six starts, most recently when a remote seventh of 12 in a C&D novice (good to soft) last month; long way out of the weights on this handicap debut and can only be watched.

25/1

7th

12

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Tangiers

11st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Beaten out of sight when third at Musselburgh and then pulled up at Wetherby; has no form claims; tongue-tie returns with a hood added.

100/1

11

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Wetherby

Tangiers

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: N W Alexander

Third at Musselburgh on most recent start but she was beaten out of sight and doesn't have any solid form; others readily preferred.

33/1

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