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British European Breeders’ Fund EBF Mares’ Open NH Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5446
  • 1m 7f 152y
  • Class 3
  • 15 runners
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British European Breeders’ Fund EBF Mares’ Open NH Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 452

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Outran triple-digit odds when staying-on fifth in Cheltenham Listed race (good ground) in November and lost out by only a neck after finishing well at Uttoxeter (heavy) in December; probably won't far away.

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2nd

3

8th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

15:45 Kelso

Politacus

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Has won mares' handicaps at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) and Hereford (2m5f, soft) on her last two starts; up another 6lb (13lb rise in total) but of more concern is whether she will be as effective over this sharp 2m on better ground; cheekpieces now tried.

6/1

1st

1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:57 Hereford

Politacus

12st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

in touch with leaders, not fluent 3rd, steady headway 4 out, pressed leader before 2 out, led and ridden when hung left on turn before last, kept on well final 110yds

Evs

7/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 1 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Has the right type of pedigree for bumpers and kept on strongly for ready win on debut at Lingfield (AW) in December; contests a much stronger race here but it's very hard to gauge the limit of her ability.

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9th

4

9th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Kay Tara Tara

11st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

towards rear

8/1

13

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Kay Tara Tara

10st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Does nothing in a hurry but it was her best run yet when keeping El Elefante honest at Ayr last time (2m4f, good to soft) and she has to have some chance of reversing those placings with an 11lb pull.

12/1

2nd

2

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:30 Ayr

Kay Tara Tara

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway after 4 out, went second 3 out, challenging 2 out, soon ridden, kept on

9/2

16/1

  • Place: £9.40

Form: 5

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a bumper winner and made quite promising debut when fifth of 15 at Uttoxeter (heavy; about 15l behind Politacus) in December; today's faster ground needs to enable significant improvement if she is to land this prize, though.

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8th

4

8th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

15:45 Kelso

Mighty Moth

10st 12lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Noel Williams

Progressive mare; off the mark in a Hereford mares' maiden in February (2m, soft; made all) before finishing second in a Stratford mares' handicap last time (2m, good to soft; didn't jump well); good run in a Cheltenham bumper on good ground last April; interesting.

10/1

2nd

4

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

14:15 Stratford

Mighty Moth

11st 10lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Noel Williams

didn't always jump with fluency, prominent, led after 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on well run-in, just held

11/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Half-sister to stable's fair hurdle winner Grosvenor Court; dam bumper winner, closely related to smart chaser Darkness and smart hurdler/chaser Cantlow; with stable running two, the market may provide some clues.

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2

9th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Mistral Milly

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

took keen hold, midfield, lost ground with one circuit to go

5/1

2nd

5

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:57 Hereford

Mistral Milly

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

took keen hold, towards rear, steady headway and prominent halfway, pressed leader 4 out, lost second when not fluent and outpaced 2 out, rallied and went second again last, kept on

5/1

3rd

8

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:15 Taunton

Mistral Milly

10st 9lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

raced in last, soon detached

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Out of a Listed Flat winner; drew nicely clear of the others with the runner-up when narrow winner of 17-runner Wincanton bumper (good to soft) on Boxing Day and ought to play a significant role under her penalty here.

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1st

1

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

15:50 Cheltenham

Golden Ace

11st 7lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Runner-up in Grade 2 Aintree bumper a year ago and 3-3 over hurdles this season; quickened best to beat recent Aintree Grade 1 winner Brighterdaysahead at the Festival here (2m1f, soft) last month and should be fine over today's longer trip; the one to beat.

8/15

1st

6

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Golden Ace

11st 2lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

towards rear but in touch with leaders, not fluent 4 out

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Out of a useful hurdler; easily beat a subsequent bumper winner to win by 8l on Irish point debut (soft) in February 2022; today's rules debut comes after a one-year absence and it's slightly unnerving to see a hood fitted but she is with a top stable and could be anything.

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0

7

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Between Waters

11st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Easy Irish point winner; runner-up in a pair of 2m5f hurdles for mares at Ludlow and there's no doubt some improvement lurking now raised in distance for her handicap debut; interesting to see the level of confidence behind her.

7/2

2nd

5

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:25 Ludlow

Between Waters

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Easy Irish point winner who was very respectable sixth in Ascot bumper on rules debut in February and chased home Lilting Verse over C&D (good to soft) when switched to hurdling last month; 7lb better off with her old rival today and still has significant potential.

3/1

2nd

1

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

Between Waters

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Irish point winner in February 2022; absent for a year before finishing sixth in an Ascot bumper (favourite); still retains potential and could be a threat to all now tackling hurdles for the first time.

2/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Fifth foal; sister to useful Flat winner Influencer and half-sister to another three useful Flat winners; dam French Listed-placed 1m3f winner; stable not prolific in bumpers but this filly has an interesting pedigree.

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1st

8

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Birdhouse

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

Soft-ground C&D bumper winner last Easter but yet to run to a comparable level over hurdles, last month's Market Rasen handicap third in debuted cheekpieces (retained) still comprising a 13l beating; mark unchanged.

7/1

3rd

8

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

14:35 Market Rasen

Birdhouse

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

midfield, not fluent 4th, mistake 3 out

14/1

0

9

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:05 Taunton

Birdhouse

11st 1lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Resolute winner of a soft-ground bumper at Fakenham last April; has kept a low profile in two completions over hurdles but she's on a plater's mark and is surely capable of better at this modest level.

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Fourth foal; half-sister to stable's fairly useful bumper/hurdle winner It's Probably Me and another hurdle winner; dam unraced half-sister to useful winners Kayf Grace (bumper/2m hurdle) and Missis Potts (2m-2m3f hurdle/chase); set a tough task on debut.

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1st

16

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:39 Chepstow

Spring Gale

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Henry Daly

Consistent efforts since having wind surgery, most recently third in Hereford handicap (2m5f) despite lacking fluency; respected on ratings and the booking of Harry Cobden is a bonus.

11/4

3rd

4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:57 Hereford

Spring Gale

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Seems to be improving with experience over hurdles and posted a sound effort when clear second to short-odds favourite in Chepstow novice (2m3f, heavy) last month; could easily have more to offer in handicaps.

7/1

2nd

7

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:15 Chepstow

Spring Gale

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

raced in second, led from 4th, headed approaching last, soon lost ground, no extra run-in

9/1

Form: 4

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Out of a Flat and fairly useful jumps winner; stayed on for fourth on debut at Lingfield (AW) in December but was over 7l behind Kay Tara Tara there and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

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7th

9

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Warwick

Whispering Gold

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Behind Flight Of Freedom when sixth in Cheltenham bumper in April then was placed in a lesser event at Fontwell (good) the following month; not the most obvious answer today but worth keeping an eye on with the future in mind.

20/1

3rd

7

10th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

20:15 Fontwell

Whispering Gold

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Nearly 4l behind Mays Hill on debut at Lingfield (AW) in December and safely held in good-quality events at Ascot and Cheltenham since; has her sights lowered today, though, and is not ruled out each-way.

16/1

6th

15

20th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 2

17:00 Cheltenham

Whispering Gold

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Stayed on for fourth on debut at Lingfield (AW) in December but then well held at Ascot when huge odds.

50/1

Form: 2

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Half-sister to useful jumpers Danny Whizzbang and Lastbutnotleast; promising debut when keeping-on second of 15 behind Inion Tiogair at Ludlow (soft) six weeks ago; has possibilities if that outing has brought her on.

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0

5

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

14:40 Fontwell

Bethka

11st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Ability in bumpers and found plenty of improvement from her comeback run to finish a staying-on fourth at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) when just over 4l behind Stuti; gives the impression that she's going to stay further than this; handles soft.

13/2

4th

2

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

13:05 Market Rasen

Bethka

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

held up in rear

14/1

6/1

Form: 4

Last run: 94 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Beaten when falling on point debut last spring but joined a good stable for her rules career and shaped with significant promise when fourth of 18 at Warwick (soft) in November; can improve if more relaxed in a first-time hood and she enters calculations.

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4th

3

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Our Nel

11st 9lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Good start to chasing career when third behind two next-time-out winners at Fakenham (2m5f, soft) in December; was on the retreat when falling back at 2m2f here in early February (good ground no excuse) but hard to rule out.

4/1

2

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Our Nel

11st 10lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

Low-mileage 6yo who made pretty good start to chasing career when third behind two next-time-out winners at Fakenham (2m5f, soft) in December; should also be suited by today's trip-and-ground combination; good chance.

3/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Bought for 10,000euros last spring; out of a fairly useful bumper/hurdle/chase winner and represents stable which has an excellent bumper strike-rate (23%); well worth a glance in the betting.

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4th

5

10th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:43 Fontwell

Cheskys In Milan

11st 0lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

prominent

5/2

12th

13

18th Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 152y

Class 3

16:45 Ascot

Cheskys In Milan

10st 4lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

Bought for 10,000euros last spring; out of a fairly useful bumper/hurdle/chase winner and represents stable which has an excellent bumper strike-rate (23%); well worth a glance in the betting.

20/1

Form: 21 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Built upon promise shown on debut in Ireland when causing 40-1 surprise at Ludlow (soft) last month; has quite a bit more on her plate but is open to further progress if the quicker ground suits.

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6th

2

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:10 Exeter

Inion Tiogair

12st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

led narrowly 1st, wandered on approach 2nd, pressed leaders when headed 4th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off

20/1

10

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 3

15:20 Ludlow

Inion Tiogair

10st 5lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Caused 40-1 surprise in soft-ground bumper last January on her only appearance at Ludlow; showed that sort of form only once (three starts back) from six starts since and showed little on handicap debut (2m3f) two weeks ago, albeit on heavy going, so she's hard to fancy.

40/1

0

3

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Inion Tiogair

12st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Caused 40-1 surprise in soft-ground Ludlow bumper just over a year ago and began hurdling career with three fairly encouraging 2m runs here; not obviously well treated for today's handicap debut but open to improvement if suited by the step up in trip.

25/1

Form: 5

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Third foal; sister to stable's useful hurdlers Robin's Dream and Jerrash; made low-key debut when well-held fifth at Fontwell (good to soft) last month and significant improvement is needed.

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9th

10

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

17:10 Newbury

Taras Light

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Had a physical excuse (lost her action in the early stages, soon pulled up, found to be lame) at Ascot two weeks ago; showed signs of ability at Fontwell in January but that bare form gives her modest claims.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

£12,000 3yo; second foal; dam unraced half-sister to Flat/chase winner Toska Du Reponnet; stable has 3-30 strike-rate; will need to be useful to make a winning debut here.

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8th

6

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Warwick

JVentile

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Oliver Signy

Didn't show a great deal in three bumpers and she's struggled at 200-1 in both hurdle runs this year.

100/1

8th

12

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

14:00 Fakenham

JVentile

10st 13lb

T: Oliver Signy

Only modest efforts so far and needs to improve on this first run on good ground.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £526.00
Straight Forecast £666.60
Trifecta £16989.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Between Waters

RP Ratings:

Politacus

The Times:

Golden Ace

The Star:

Bethka

The Guardian:

Our Nel

Telegraph:

Golden Ace

Daily Mirror:

Golden Ace

POSTDATA:

Politacus

WEST COUNTRY:

Politacus

D Express:

Politacus

LAMBOURN:

Between Waters

Daily Mail:

Between Waters

The Sun:

Between Waters

Daily Record:

Between Waters