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15:17 Kempton

Good To Soft

Virgin Bet Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Virgin Bet Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed ability on the Flat and won on hurdle debut in a first-time hood (retained) at Catterick (1m7f, good) last month; this is likely to take more winning but this 4yo is open to improvement and is firmly in calculations.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

10

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Zestful

11st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

Perhaps not straightforward but, having been detached after two out, she stormed home for a 1l fourth of 15 at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month; has gone close over 2m7f in the past and she's capable of playing a leading role if everything clicks.

10/1

4th

8

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Zestful

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

held up in rear, not fluent 2nd

18/1

0

5

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

15:35 Cheltenham

Zestful

11st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Began hurdling career with consecutive wins in February/March (1m7f/2m) then showed better form going close in Cheltenham Listed race (2m4f; fluffed the last) and Market Rasen handicap (2m7f); back from summer break with a creditable run on heavy two months ago, which she may well build on.

12/1

10/11

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1P24

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won on hurdle debut at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) in November and second in warm novice at Ffos Las (2m, soft) in January; fourth of five in Grade 2 mares' novice at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft) last month and has leading claims now back down in grade.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Vicki Vale

11st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, not fluent 3 out, weakened before 2 out

5/1

6th

4

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Plumpton

Vicki Vale

11st 10lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Dual hurdle winner who compiled a consistent profile in handicaps and it was a fair race for the grade last time at Taunton (2m, soft); did get outpaced there and she may need further than this, but she's still of interest on this switch to fences.

100/30

4th

5

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Vicki Vale

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Dual winner who has made the frame in all her handicaps and she travelled strongly only to find no extra when 2l behind Inca De Lafayette over 2m3f here (soft) last month; fighting chance of reversing those placings back at 2m.

7/2

Form: PP

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won an Irish mares' maiden point (3m, good) on debut last April but pulled up on her first two hurdle starts and a major turnaround is needed.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

5

11th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:25 Huntingdon

First Venture

11st 11lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Tom Symonds

12l seventh at Stratford latest (16.5f) was a first glimmer of form since her good-ground Irish point win of a year ago; no chance has been taken with her mark, but first try at 3m under Rules offers some hope.

16/1

7th

3

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

14:15 Stratford

First Venture

11st 4lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Holds poor claims on her slow-ground hurdles form but may improve back on forecast faster surface; Irish point win came on good.

25/1

3rd

5

18th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:17 Kempton

First Venture

11st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

prominent, shaken up and weakened after 3 out

40/1

Form: 6

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Struggled on the Flat last year and well beaten at 250-1 on last month's hurdle debut at Lingfield (2m, good to soft).

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0

13

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Ceci Wells

10st 2lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Paul Webber

prominent

33/1

4th

7

19th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:50 Fontwell

Ceci Wells

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

led, pressed leader when headed 7th, kept on until no extra from last

40/1

OUR TIP

Form: 821 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Worcester bumper (2m, good) in final run for Martin Keighley and comfortably made all on last month's hurdle/stable debut at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft); it was a weak race last time and others have more substance to their form, but she's a likeable prospect and is respected.

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2

18th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:17 Kempton

Western Safire

11st 9lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Runner-up in Worcester bumper (2m, good) in final run for Martin Keighley and comfortably made all on last month's hurdle/stable debut at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft); it was a weak race last time and others have more substance to their form, but she's a likeable prospect and is respected.

11/4

8

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

13:33 Market Rasen

Western Safire

11st 5lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Delivered on promise shown in bumpers for Martin Keighley last spring when making all for clear win on last month's stable/hurdle debut at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft), but has a lot more on her plate in a much stronger race here.

10/1

Form: 66

Last run: 87 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Displayed some ability when sixth in both bumpers (2m, good/AW) and she should have a future, but improvement is needed on hurdle debut.

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5

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:40 Plumpton

Eliza Dolittle

10st 13lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

pulled hard, midfield, not fluent 8th, headway before 4 out

7/4

3rd

10

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Eliza Dolittle

10st 5lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Nick Gifford

Beaten 27l on her previous run beyond 2m but the minimum trip looked too short when a never-dangerous fourth here in February (soft), where she rallied after looking as though she'd get tailed off at one point; whether she'll stay this far remains to be seen.

16/1

4th

8

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Eliza Dolittle

10st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

raced wide, took keen hold, midfield, dropped to rear after 5 out, stayed on and went modest fourth run-in

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

1m2f Flat winner but her peak RPR in that code was 68 and she needs to improve for the switch to hurdles if she's to make an impact today.

Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(5)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Lingfield (AW)

Crazy Maisie

9st 5lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Mark Hoad

Dual 1m2f winner who has been placed over this trip and 1m4f at this track; back on her last winning mark; consistent performer, with the exception of her latest C&D effort, which you have to forgive if taking her side.

7/1

9th

10

(5)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Chelmsford (AW)

Crazy Maisie

9st 1lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Mark Hoad

C&D winner off 1lb lower in November and notably consistent since, fourth of 12 at Kempton on latest start; Liam Wright claims a handy 5lb; real each-way possibilities.

8/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Vicki Vale

WEST COUNTRY:

Zestful

The Star:

Western Safire

Daily Record:

Western Safire

RP Ratings:

Vicki Vale

TOPSPEED:

Vicki Vale

POSTDATA:

Vicki Vale

The Guardian:

Vicki Vale

Daily Mail:

Vicki Vale

D Express:

Vicki Vale

Daily Mirror:

Vicki Vale

The Sun:

Vicki Vale

The Times:

Zestful

Telegraph:

Zestful