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Good To Soft

Royal Bath & West Show Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 7f 198y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Royal Bath & West Show Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 6472P4

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Went very close on handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in December but well below that form twice since (albeit with heavy ground a plausible excuse on first occasion); needs to up her game here.

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

5th

2

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Spitfire Girl

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Quickly lost her way after finishing first (subsequently demoted to second) on seasonal/chase debut in October and again struggled when reverted to hurdling last month; now only 2lb higher than when winning this race a year ago (good to soft) but it takes a leap of faith to support her.

10/1

5th

3

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:00 Ffos Las

Spitfire Girl

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

towards rear, struggling after 3 out, no impression

8/1

0

12

16th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 2

13:00 Hereford

Spitfire Girl

10st 6lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

First past the post on her chasing debut at Ffos Las (edged left and demoted) but has twice disappointed since then and blinkers now replace cheekpieces; others are safer.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5-3247

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Made the frame on first two hurdling starts (2m3f/2m6f; both on good ground in October) but safely held in first two handicaps, latterly when seventh of nine over C&D (good) this month; needs a boost from the first-time blinkers today.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

14:45 Taunton

Fancy Your Chances

12st 0lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Made the frame on first two hurdling starts (2m3f/2m6f; both on good ground in October) but safely held in first two handicaps, latterly when seventh of nine over C&D (good) this month; needs a boost from the first-time blinkers today.

9/1

7th

3

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

15:25 Taunton

Fancy Your Chances

11st 11lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs

midfield, barged by rival after 4 out, pushed along and outpaced after 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out

5/1

4th

6

10th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

13:00 Exeter

Fancy Your Chances

11st 2lb

J: Jack Martin

T: Philip Hobbs

in touch with leaders on inner

7/2

11/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 4632

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won on Irish point debut in October (yielding) and was evidently suited by the step up to 3m under rules when creditable second on last month's handicap debut at Newbury (good to firm); competes off same mark here and remains unexposed; can't be ignored.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

My Girl Katie

11st 5lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Heavily backed at Hereford this month (3m1f, good to soft) but, after running well to a point, weakened into sixth; now 0-9 over hurdles; interesting to see whether her supporters wade in again.

7/1

6th

4

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

My Girl Katie

11st 8lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Grace Harris

Fair shout on her placed efforts at about this time last year but was quiet over fences to begin with this season and her struggles have continued back over hurdles (in this headgear combination latest); hard to rely upon at the minute.

14/1

Form: -32F33

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Placed on four of five appearances this season (fell on other occasion), most recently when staying-on third at Ffos Las (2m4f, good) a fortnight ago; ought to be suited by today's return to 3m and stable conditional Harry Atkins takes off 10lb today; must be considered.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

14th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:32 Hereford

Brianna Rose

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Unproven on soft/heavy ground; beat just one rival (who was well below par) at Uttoxeter last May; has a question mark over current form and can be opposed.

8/1

Form: 67F-P1

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Failed to complete her first two handicaps but displayed sudden jolt of improvement to cause 20-1 surprise at Ffos Las (2m4f, good) a fortnight ago; 8lb higher here but could easily have more to offer over the longer trip; good chance.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:00 Hereford

Atjima

11st 7lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Surprise winner at Ffos Las (2m4f, good) in March but hasn't threatened to win again and she was reluctant to line up when tailed off after a break at Taunton.

16/1

11th

12

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

16:05 Taunton

Atjima

10st 12lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Displayed sudden jolt of improvement to cause 20-1 surprise at Ffos Las (2m4f, good) in March, her third handicap, but was safely held on final two starts last season (3m/2m5f) and needs to kick on again here.

20/1

Form: 7UP854

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Made fairly encouraging handicap debut when fifth of 15 at Exeter (2m5f, heavy) in January but last month's Hereford run was a backward step and she's further out of the weights here; improvement needed.

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

8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:32 Chepstow

Elfride

10st 2lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Richard Phillips

Sole success came in lower grade last May and her subsequent form, which includes a few non-completions, leaves plenty to be desired; nearly a stone out of the weights; opposed.

40/1

13

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Elfride

10st 4lb

J: Oscar Palmer

T: Richard Phillips

Won over 2m7f at Uttoxeter (good to soft) last May and has hopes if finding that form again.

16/1

Form: 15U452 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Much more exposed than some of these mares but was second of 11 over C&D (good) when returned to 3m last month and is probably still on a workable mark after a recent 1lb nudge up the weights.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

7

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

13:05 Market Rasen

Kentford Mallard

10st 10lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

Won at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) last month and she fell before things got serious back there last time; this consistent 10yo is fine on soft/good to soft ground and might not be far away.

11/2

0

9

6th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

12:50 Hereford

Kentford Mallard

11st 1lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Seamus Mullins

Exposed mare but consistent and came home well over C&D three weeks ago having had nothing to do with a strong pace up front; only 3lb higher for this and she's fine on all ground.

4/1

1st

6

17th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

15:35 Hereford

Kentford Mallard

10st 11lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Largely consistent mare who is fully exposed after 38 hurdling starts; respectable third at Fontwell (2m5f, good) last month, after a break, and today's move back up in trip wil suit; probably won't be far away.

7/1

Form: 545-6

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Made low-key handicap debut when sixth of seven at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) in January but that was her first run since November 2021 and there is good evidence to suggest today's step up to 3m will suit; can get much closer to the target today.

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

1st

8

1st May 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:12 Warwick

Shes So Lovely

10st 13lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear, headway 3 out, switched right before 2 out, challenging last, ridden and ran on to lead towards finish

11/2

5th

8

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:35 Chepstow

Shes So Lovely

10st 4lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear

15/2

8th

7

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

14:45 Taunton

Shes So Lovely

10st 10lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Made low-key handicap debut when sixth of seven at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) in January but that was her first run since November 2021 and there is good evidence to suggest today's step up to 3m will suit; can get much closer to the target today.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £1106.00
Straight Forecast £1090.50
Tricast £4417.70
Trifecta £7373.00

Selections

The Times:

My Girl Katie

WEST COUNTRY:

Atjima

RP Ratings:

Brianna Rose

The Guardian:

Kentford Mallard

Daily Mail:

My Girl Katie

Daily Mirror:

My Girl Katie

The Sun:

My Girl Katie

Daily Record:

My Girl Katie

POSTDATA:

Brianna Rose

Telegraph:

Atjima

D Express:

Atjima

The Star:

Atjima