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  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 4f 139y
  • Class 4
  • 0 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 31 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Former pointer (bought for £35,000); placed on Doncaster hurdles debut before bounding clear to justify favouritism in a 2m4f Sedgefield mares' novice (12l winner); faces a sterner test here on handicap debut but has plenty going for her nevertheless; interesting.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

16:35 Wetherby

Windtothelightning

12st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Made it 4-6 over hurdles with comfortable handicap win on reappearance over C&D (soft) in November, and solid fourth in Cheltenham handicap (2m4f, soft) next time; early faller in Listed mares' hurdle at Haydock latest; this lightly raced 6yo could continue to improve and she's respected.

9/2

5

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 191y

Class 1

13:02 Haydock

Windtothelightning

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Made it 4-6 over hurdles with comfortable handicap win on reappearance at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) in November, and solid fourth in Cheltenham handicap (2m4f, soft) next time; this lightly raced 6yo could continue to improve and she's respected now up in grade.

11/4

4/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 11-124

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Usually a front-runner; was completing a hat-trick when making a winning hurdles debut at Chepstow (2m3f mares' novice, good) in October; hung badly left on next start, so was given a more patient ride at Warwick (2m5f; fourth) on New Year's Eve; switches attentions to handicapping for first time.

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3rd

1

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

13:05 Huntingdon

Presenting A Queen

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Bumper/hurdle winner; has form figures of 322 since switched to chasing, most recently clear second at Hereford (3m1f, good; off 5lb lower) where she tired/hung late on having looked the likely winner turning for home; solid chance back down in trip.

5/1

2nd

4

16th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 2

13:00 Hereford

Presenting A Queen

11st 6lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Last of three finishers on seasonal/chase debut at Wincanton but was conceding a lot of weight to Heva Rose when chasing that easy winner home at Lingfield (2m4f, good to soft); won't mind this longer trip and, for one who can race lazily, first-time cheekpieces are interesting.

12/1

2nd

4

21st Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

12:35 Lingfield

Presenting A Queen

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

in touch with leaders, mistake 7th, went second 4 out

11/4

Form: 23-173 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Returned from a ten-month absence to make a winning handicap debut at Hereford (2m3f, soft; in a first-time tongue-tie) in November; disappointed in heavy ground at Kelso next time before hitting the frame in a Wincanton novice; rates as a possible from 7lb above her winning mark.

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1st

2

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:30 Market Rasen

Phillapa Sue

11st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Won off 4lb lower over hurdles at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in December but she didn't shine in last two runs in that sphere; still has potential as a stayer but she needs to kick on again on this switch to fences.

9/2

4th

4

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:40 Ludlow

Phillapa Sue

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Second to an improver at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft) in November before winning convincingly at Doncaster (3m, good to soft); never got into it from off the pace at Newbury but she's better than that.

12/1

7th

8

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Phillapa Sue

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

held up in rear, not fluent 2nd

5/1

Form: 2343F4 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Took a heavy fall at Wetherby on Boxing Day, so it was pleasing to see her bounce back with a commendable effort (fourth of nine, beaten 15.5l) at Doncaster latterly; is easing slightly in the weights, with the 3lb claimer Theo Gillard back aboard (2-7 on her); others appear more obvious.

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12th

5

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

17:05 Musselburgh

Could Be Trouble

11st 5lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Exposed 9yo who was never far away before coming clear under Abbie McCain at Catterick (2m3f, soft) where she had the blinkers back on; now has to contend with a 7lb rise in a race sure to take more winning.

8/1

1st

1

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

Could Be Trouble

12st 0lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

No longer the force of old but was second off 3lb higher here (3m1f, good to soft) in November and both subsequent runs (2m4f/2m3f) were arguably a fair bit better than the distances she was beaten might suggest; swaps cheekpieces for refitted blinkers; can't be ruled out.

8/1

4th

2

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

14:35 Doncaster

Could Be Trouble

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

prominent

9/2

Form: P51178 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won twice on good ground for Nicky Richards last August/September (2m4f-2m6f) but left that yard after a lesser effort at Bangor in November; struggled to make her presence felt on recent Wetherby stable debut (2m3f; eighth of ten, beaten 17.5l; 16-1); sits 2lb lower.

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5th

1

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Bon Retour

12st 2lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Mark Walford

No match for the winner on her two runs this autumn (2m4f/2m3f, heavy/soft) but she's kept on nicely to finish placed and is worth another go at this trip; versatile ground-wise; on the shortlist in first-time cheekpieces.

6/1

2nd

6

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

12:55 Warwick

Bon Retour

11st 6lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Won two handicaps for Nicky Richards, the latest in September 2022 off 4lb higher; there's a reason for her reduced mark but the signs were more encouraging at Carlisle last month when keeping on for third behind last week's Cheltenham runner-up White Rhino; trip/ground fine.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 33-171

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Found a Cheltenham novice (2m4f, Class 2) too competitive but successful either side of that, displaying a tenacious and willing attitude in defying a final-flight mistake at Catterick (2m) latest; previously beaten by today's rival Presenting A Queen in a Newbury bumper but does appear fairly treated for handicap debut.

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1st

4

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:35 Hereford

Notnowlinda

11st 8lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

Began chasing career with two good runs in the autumn (2m4f/2m2f); off disappointing effort in November (jumped poorly) and now reverts to hurdling but her current mark is workable and drying ground will aid her cause.

100/30

8th

6

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:30 Kempton

Notnowlinda

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

2-6 as a novice hurdler last season and second in both chases this term, the latter here (2m2f, good) three weeks ago; today's longer trip is probably in her favour and she's likely to be right in the thick of things again.

5/1

Form: 12 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Game winner of a November C&D mares' maiden (good to soft; 9-1; the form isn't necessarily the strongest on offer); ran to a similar level when second best to an odds-on favourite at Huntingdon (beaten 13l) subsequently; possesses track knowledge and is open to further improvement switched to handicapping.

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2nd

8

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 3

15:20 Ludlow

Lets Go To Vegas

10st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Didn't take to fences on first two starts this season; 2-4 over hurdles last campaign, latterly with a 3m win here on handicap debut, and not discredited on return to hurdling four weeks ago considering that was over only 2m; needs a second look.

12/1

5th

3

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:10 Market Rasen

Lets Go To Vegas

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Hasn't taken to fences this season but she was 2-4 over hurdles last campaign and she's only 3lb higher than for the handicap success; on the downside, she has something to prove on ground this soft and all her form is at 2m4f+.

7/1

3rd

3

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

12:18 Wincanton

Lets Go To Vegas

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Alastair Ralph

2-4 over hurdles last season, the latter win in a Ludlow handicap (3m, good) in March; seemed to struggle with the heavy ground when pulled up on last month's seasonal/chase debut; can do much better on today's less testing surface and with that outing under her belt.

11/8

Form: 210-14

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Seemed to thrive on return to hurdles (first start for three months) when scoring at Sedgefield (2m1f, Class 5 handicap, soft; from a 7lb lower mark) but didn't quite get home at Newcastle (fourth) subsequently; this race appears tougher still, so the suspicion is that she'll be doing very well to figure positively.

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5th

6

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:45 Sedgefield

Ravenscar

10st 11lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Soft-ground C&D winner just over a year ago and added to her tally at Doncaster (2m, good) last March; not firing on all cylinders this season, though, and needs a good boost from the first-time cheekpieces today.

14/1

6th

4

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

14:35 Doncaster

Ravenscar

11st 8lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

towards rear

7/1

3rd

3

17th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:00 Southwell

Ravenscar

11st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Philip Kirby

Two hurdle wins at about 2m1f this year (soft and good ground), lifting her level at Doncaster in March; had some relatively quiet runs since but looked on the way back at Newcastle recently, is on winning mark and Harry Cobden up for the first time; yard won this in 2020.

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £138.00
Straight Forecast £120.50
Tricast £455.50
Trifecta £435.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Windtothelightning

RP Ratings:

Notnowlinda

POSTDATA:

Lets Go To Vegas

TOPSPEED:

Phillapa Sue

THE NORTH:

Windtothelightning

Telegraph:

Windtothelightning

The Star:

Windtothelightning

Daily Record:

Windtothelightning

The Times:

Lets Go To Vegas

Daily Mail:

Lets Go To Vegas

The Guardian:

Notnowlinda

D Express:

Notnowlinda

Daily Mirror:

Notnowlinda

The Sun:

Notnowlinda

WEST COUNTRY:

Phillapa Sue