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Good To Firm

Byerley Stud Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5624.26
  • 3m 0f 52y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Byerley Stud Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 23-745 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back handicaps last season (2m5f/3m; good to soft); not at quite the same level this campaign and disappointing that she didn't show more returned to 3m at Hereford the last time; goes on good but unraced on faster.

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3

1st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:32 Warwick

Flying Nun

11st 11lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Emma Lavelle

Back in peak form when staying on well to score at Newbury (3m, good to firm) in February and was reportedly unsuited by a slow pace when safely held at Ludlow the following month; a contender if all goes to plan here.

10/1

2

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:35 Chepstow

Flying Nun

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Won back-to-back handicaps (2m5f/3m; good to soft) early last year; got back to her best with clearcut success at Newbury (3m, good to firm) in February but she's not easy to predict and was well held at Ludlow last time; needs to bounce back again after that and she comes with risks attached.

11/2

8th

9

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

14:25 Ludlow

Flying Nun

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Won back-to-back handicaps last winter (2m5f/3m; good to soft) and back to her best when scoring at Newbury (3m, good to firm) 11 days ago; did it in clearcut style for that latest win and should go well despite apparently needing to find more under the 7lb penalty.

4/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 463

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Not obviously well treated for her handicap debut but she ran fine over 2m5f at Exeter 18 days ago and this 3m Irish point winner (yielding) is highly likely to benefit from this step up in distance; unraced on good or faster.

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8th

17

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

My Girl Katie

10st 4lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Not on a bad mark but she hasn't taken to fences this season and wasn't great on her return to hurdling at Uttoxeter last month; new headgear tried but this is a tough race in which to bounce back to form.

25/1

8th

3

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

Class 5

14:15 Uttoxeter

My Girl Katie

11st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Grace Harris

Has not really sparked as a chaser this term but she's well handicapped judged on last season's placed efforts over 3m as a hurdler, including one on soft.

12/1

15/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 23-353

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

No wins in nine but recorded her fifth top-three finish when beaten just under 7l at Hereford (2m5f, soft) last month; not certain to benefit from today's extra 3f but has a race in her.

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0

6

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

12:40 Exeter

Lady Wilberry

10st 13lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Claire Hitch

Consistent over hurdles and fences for Keiran Burke; not on a bad mark if able to resume where she left off back in May when going close in a 3m2f chase.

7/2

Form: 5-6136

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 6yo who won her point on soft ground and a maiden hurdle (2m6f) on good; had no obvious excuses when beaten 15l on handicap debut at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) but she's undergone wind surgery since then and steps up in trip; better expected.

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4th

2

19th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:35 Newbury

Copperfasten

11st 11lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Low-mileage 6yo who won her point on soft ground and a maiden hurdle (2m6f) on good; had no obvious excuses when beaten 15l on handicap debut at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) but she's undergone wind surgery since then and steps up in trip; better expected.

6/1

6th

1

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

13:00 Wetherby

Copperfasten

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Tim Vaughan

Soft-ground point winner who won a maiden hurdle at Stratford (2m6f, good) in October on third rules start; remains unexposed but this handicap newcomer was disappointing at Exeter (2m7f, good to soft) last time.

25/1

3rd

1

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

13:15 Exeter

Copperfasten

11st 7lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Scored comfortably at Stratford (2m6f, good; second attempt over hurdles) last month, adding to her soft-ground point win; from a good family and looks open to further progress; shortlisted.

7/2

Form: 240-3P

Last run: 49 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Form steadily tailed off last season after winning a novice for mares to begin with; reappearance was respectable (on good to firm) but she was pulled up at Fakenham and is looking a tad high in the weights; first run beyond 2m5f.

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4th

2

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Worcester

Nextdoortoalice

11st 7lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Not entirely solid on last season's form, although seemed a non-stayer over 3m on final outing; goes well fresh and looks quite interesting off a reduced mark on return from break.

7/1

4

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:15 Market Rasen

Nextdoortoalice

11st 7lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Failed to figure when pulled up at Fakenham on New Year's Day but gave a much better account of herself from the front at Newbury on Sunday (3m, good to firm) until backpedaling from the penultimate flight; this shorter trip could assist assuming those exertions haven't left their mark.

14/1

5th

1

19th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:35 Newbury

Nextdoortoalice

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Form steadily tailed off last season after winning a novice for mares to begin with; reappearance was respectable (on good to firm) but she was pulled up at Fakenham and is looking a tad high in the weights; first run beyond 2m5f.

15/2

Form: 4-1204

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Useful bumper mare, finishing fourth in the Grade 2 for mares at last season's Grand National meeting; beat just three rivals when winning her maiden hurdle but latest 12l fourth in a 2m3f handicap at Doncaster was approaching her best form according to RPRs; pedigree offers hope for this longer trip; unraced on faster than good.

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5th

7

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

14:35 Doncaster

Malina Jamila

10st 13lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

prominent

10/1

4th

11

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Malina Jamila

11st 1lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

prominent on outer, led 4 out, headed before 2 out, no extra approaching last

20/1

Form: -32754

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Maiden with three seconds to her name; beaten 27l into fourth on her handicap debut at Fakenham but 2m4f around there perhaps caught her out (never dangerous from off the pace); has stayers in the family and one to consider.

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5

19th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:35 Newbury

Sister Sophie

11st 5lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Maiden with three seconds to her name; beaten 27l into fourth on her handicap debut at Fakenham but 2m4f around there perhaps caught her out (never dangerous from off the pace); has stayers in the family and one to consider.

13/2

4th

4

2nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

16:25 Fakenham

Sister Sophie

11st 11lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Outran 50-1 odds when second on hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good) in October; below that form twice since and has some questions to answer on today's handicap debut but her stable does well here and it would be dangerous to write her off at this stage.

16/1

5th

8

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

12:55 Wincanton

Sister Sophie

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

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20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4-4273 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Positively ridden and finished well clear of the remainder when third over 2m7f at Exeter (good to soft); won't be far away if coping with this faster ground (has run respectably on good).

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3rd

9

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Chloes Court

11st 3lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Won at Chepstow (2m7f, soft) last April and followed up here (2m5f, good to soft) in November on reappearance; good runs in defeat here the next twice, most recently going close over C&D; could be bang there once more.

15/2

2nd

14

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:45 Exeter

Chloes Court

11st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Veteran mare who ended last season with a win at Chepstow (near 3m, soft) and finished well for narrow win here (2m5f, good to soft) when back in action in November; creditable fourth, just behind Longshanks, here one month ago and this step back up in trip will help; considered each-way.

10/1

4th

4

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

13:00 Exeter

Chloes Court

11st 10lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Veteran mare who ended last season with a win at Chepstow (2m7f, soft) and finished well for narrow C&D (good to soft) success when back in action in November; doesn't have much margin for error after latest 3lb rise but should cope if the ground turns heavy.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £315.00
Straight Forecast £363.30
Tricast £1440.10
Trifecta £1593.00

Selections

The Times:

My Girl Katie

RP Ratings:

Flying Nun

POSTDATA:

Lady Wilberry

Daily Mirror:

Malina Jamila

SPOTLIGHT:

Sister Sophie

Telegraph:

My Girl Katie

The Sun:

My Girl Katie

Daily Record:

Lady Wilberry

The Star:

Malina Jamila

TOPSPEED:

Flying Nun

D Express:

Flying Nun