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13:10 Newcastle

Standard To Slow

Fresh Approach At Vertem Mares’ Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2614.08
  • 2m 0f 56y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Fresh Approach At Vertem Mares’ Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: NH Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Cloudy

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

From the family of the stable's high-class mare La Bague Au Roi and she looked promising herself when quickening right away over C&D last month; the bare form is nothing special but she couldn't have won more easily and Dylan Kitts rides again.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:35 Ludlow

Ici La Reine

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Won two AW bumpers at start of last year and made quite encouraging hurdle debut in November (2m4f), but has disappointed in both outings this year (2m3f/2m); makes handicap debut with a bit to prove.

5/1

6th

3

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

15:10 Hereford

Ici La Reine

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Dual bumper winner on AW; has not transferred that form to hurdles in two attempts but this drop back to 2m may help.

16/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 54

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Hooded for both her runs, not beaten far when fifth of 15 at Ludlow (soft) and fourth of 16 at Huntingdon (good); as a 4yo filly receiving plenty of weight off the penalised winner she is strongly considered.

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3rd

4

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:55 Wincanton

Mavis Pike

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Finished second in AW bumper at Newcastle last season, only to be disqualified for rider's breach of the whip rules, and made quite promising seasonal/hurdle debut when fifth of 12 at Chepstow (2m, heavy) in January; no surprise if she builds on that performance here.

4/1

5th

12

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

15:55 Chepstow

Mavis Pike

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Looked to have an AW bumper sewn up when on latest start, at Newcastle last February, but collared close home; likely to make a hurdler on pedigree; market can guide back from layoff.

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam unraced half-sister to 1m3f/1m4f winner Process and 1m2f-11.5f winner Combative; stable has had a bumper winner this season so market needs checking.

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11th

4

(12)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 4f 10y

Class 5

14:32 Ripon

Storm Spirit

9st 11lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Micky Hammond

held up in rear

100/1

9th

11

(5)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Storm Spirit

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Micky Hammond

Placed in two of her three bumpers and showed some ability when fifth of eight in a Newcastle novice (1m2f, Tapeta) 12 days ago; hood returns, but she looks more one for handicaps.

40/1

Form: 38

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Third behind Ici La Reine here on debut, then finished last in Listed event at Market Rasen; Brian Hughes takes over but she has to improve.

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0

11

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

12:30 Kelso

Woogrey

11st 0lb

J: Miss Pippa Brown

T: Craig Lidster

held up in rear, not fluent 1st

100/1

8th

12

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

13:40 Musselburgh

Woogrey

10st 7lb

J: Miss Pippa Brown

T: Craig Lidster

Fairly low-level bumper form for Phil Kirby and up against it on hurdling debut.

20/1

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Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fourth foal; half-sister to 2m1f hurdle winner Billable Grant; dam unraced sister to 10.6f and 1m6f Flat/2m and 2m4f hurdle winner Mosman Park; worrying that the yard is 0-16 in bumpers in recent seasons.

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6th

6

24th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

19:20 Southwell

Forceta

10st 9lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

took keen hold, held up in rear, pushed along 6f out, ridden and no impression from 5f out

25/1

1

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:05 Hexham

Forceta

11st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

4

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:05 Southwell

Forceta

11st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Half-sister to 2m1f hurdle winner Billable Grant; 200-1 on debut in Newcastle mares bumper (2m, AW) when not disgraced, beaten 21l in finishing fifth and being promoted to fourth; will need significant improvement to figure.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Fifth foal; half-sister to winners Ganapathi (1m4f AQPS Flat/useful 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase), East Of The Valley (1m4f/2m1f AQPS Flat/2m1f-2m2f hurdle/chase) and Foly's Bach (2m4f cross-country chase); dam 1m4f AQPS Flat winner and placed 2m1f hurdle; trainer has success in these races so definitely considered.

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6th

3

25th Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 5

13:10 Newcastle

Ivoire DAvril

11st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Rebecca Menzies

Fifth foal; half-sister to winners Ganapathi (1m4f AQPS Flat/useful 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase), East Of The Valley (1m4f/2m1f AQPS Flat/2m1f-2m2f hurdle/chase) and Foly's Bach (2m4f cross-country chase); dam 1m4f AQPS Flat winner and placed 2m1f hurdle; trainer has success in these races so definitely considered.

13/2

Form: 4

Last run: 100 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

The only filly in the field when never-dangerous fourth on soft ground here; bred to want further and that appeared to be the case on debut.

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7th

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Miss Arabella

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Placed in a bumper in September and on two of her first three hurdling starts (2m/2m4f); her form isn't anything to go wild about but she seems versatile regarding ground and is open to improvement in handicaps.

11/1

3rd

5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:45 Musselburgh

Miss Arabella

11st 5lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Five starts and yet to really threaten, but she's finished second in a Kelso bumper (2m, good) and a maiden hurdle at Southwell (2m, heavy), and the wind op and the step up in trip could prompt a bigger run today.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £63.00
Straight Forecast £49.30
Trifecta £423.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Ici La Reine

SPOTLIGHT:

Mavis Pike

WEST COUNTRY:

Mavis Pike

The Guardian:

Mavis Pike

POSTDATA:

Ici La Reine

LAMBOURN:

Ici La Reine

The Times:

Ici La Reine

Telegraph:

Ici La Reine

D Express:

Ici La Reine

Daily Mirror:

Ici La Reine

The Sun:

Ici La Reine

The Star:

Ici La Reine

Daily Record:

Ici La Reine