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Good To Soft

Mark Miller Never Standing Still Mares’ Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 2 Elimination) (GBB)

  • Prize money: £2723
  • 1m 7f 124y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Mark Miller Never Standing Still Mares’ Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 2 Elimination) (GBB)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed promise in Irish point in January, finishing one place in front of a mare who subsequently performed well (runner-up to smart prospect) in a Newbury bumper; joined new yard for £40,000; interesting.

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4

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

El Elefante

11st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual bumper winner; downgraded from Listed/Grade 2 assignments, she justified long odds-on favouritism to double her tally over hurdles at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft), keeping Kay Tara Tara at bay by just over 2l; that was no better than the pick of her previous efforts and the runner-up has an 11lb pull this afternoon; seems short enough in the betting.

11/2

1st

1

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:30 Ayr

El Elefante

11st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent, led after 4 out, faced challenge 2 out, soon shaken up, ridden and kept on run-in

10/11

5th

5

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

13:30 Doncaster

El Elefante

10st 11lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual bumper winner who impressed on her hurdling debut at Perth (2m4f, soft) in September; at least matched that bare form when just under 6l fifth in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) the following month and it could be that heavy ground held her back when again not disgraced in a Listed event at Haydock; talented mare with more to offer.

25/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 5

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Clear signs of ability at Hereford (2m, soft; stayed on for fifth) in January, having attracted support; has a useful pedigree and looks open to improvement with the debut experience under her belt.

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3rd

11

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:28 Hereford

Scarlet OTara

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Runner-up at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) last March on second hurdle start and has run respectably on both since, the latest when upped to 2m4f; place chance.

7/1

7th

9

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

13:05 Market Rasen

Scarlet OTara

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

held up in rear

12/1

4th

6

10th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

17:27 Fakenham

Scarlet OTara

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Shaped with promise when well backed at Hereford (stayed on for fifth) on her debut in January and she built on that when a rallying second at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) 17 days ago; looks interesting on that effort and she's open to more progress.

5/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 3

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Encouraging debut at Ayr (2m, good to soft) last month, finishing one place behind a mare who has since scored impressively at Southwell; very hard to leave out of calculations.

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7th

9

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:44 Market Rasen

Touch Of A Dragon

11st 6lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Third in a couple of bumpers; improved on hurdles debut run when a close third at Newcastle last time (2m, heavy); a contender.

8/1

3rd

6

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:40 Newcastle

Touch Of A Dragon

11st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders, raced in second before 4th

20/1

7th

11

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:20 Sedgefield

Touch Of A Dragon

10st 10lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 3 out

5/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dam point winner, placed 2m1f chase/2m7f hurdle, half-sister to useful 2m-3m2f chase winner Lillington out of bumper winning half-sister to six winners; yard is only 2-31 in bumpers in last five seasons.

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0

10

17th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:20 Southwell

Uokhun

10st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Tim Easterby

Quite a promising debut fourth in a Musselburgh bumper in March (1m7f, good to soft); has not run since; wouldn't need to be anything special to make her mark in this grade on jumps debut.

6/1

4th

7

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

16:30 Musselburgh

Uokhun

11st 2lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

midfield, headway 4f out, went second and ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

3,000euros foal, 9,000euros 3yo; half-sister to two bumper scorers and two hurdles winners; dam half-sister to high-class 2m-3m jumper Back In Front; trainer also runs El Elefante; market instructive.

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2nd

9

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

12:05 Newcastle

Bishop Hill

11st 1lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Kept on steadily for respectable fifth on recent hurdling debut at Ayr (2m, good to soft), where the ride she was given attracted the stewards' attention; open to improvement but will need to take a fairly big step forward to trouble the principals here.

12/1

5th

8

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:32 Ayr

Bishop Hill

10st 7lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Promising debut in big field at Huntingdon (2m, good) six weeks ago, finishing close second behind a 4yo newcomer who received 12lb; nicely bred and should progress well; commands respect.

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3rd

5

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:30 Ludlow

Of Course You Can

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Placed in two good-ground bumpers last year and was not disgraced at Listed level in December (good to soft) but both hurdle runs this year (2m4f/2m3f) have been disappointing; drops back in trip here; not written off just yet but others have much less to prove.

20/1

5th

14

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:42 Hereford

Of Course You Can

11st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Placed in two bumpers last year (one here) and was not disgraced at Listed level in December but novicey jumping held her back when she was safely held on her hurdling debut in January; tongue-tie now added.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Twice raced in Irish points, finishing second on latest occasion (winner subsequently placed in Warwick bumper); joined new stable for £35,000; one of two interesting recruits from the Emerald Isle.

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7th

4

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

On Cloud Nine

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

midfield

8/1

6

21st Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

14:30 Fakenham

On Cloud Nine

10st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Last time's Uttoxeter handicap third (2m) was about the form equal of the summer's Bangor maiden success at nearer to 2m4f, for all she didn't settle; not evidently as much in hand of her mark as some of these.

9/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Closely related to bumper winner Baby Bluesky, half-sister to Bella Bluesky who won this race in 2021; dam Flat/bumper/hurdle winner; a family that the Whillans yard has done well with; needs a close look.

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6th

4

30th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 5

13:15 Newcastle

Nellie Bluesky

11st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Behind a couple of these here this month and unlikely to be good enough.

25/1

7th

3

6th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 5

11:55 Newcastle

Nellie Bluesky

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Ewan Whillans

16-1 when 24l eighth of 11 on debut at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) last March; however, she's from a family her stable has done well with and she's open to improvement; not written off.

16/1

8th

3

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

16:30 Musselburgh

Nellie Bluesky

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Closely related to bumper winner Baby Bluesky, half-sister to Bella Bluesky who won this race in 2021; dam Flat/bumper/hurdle winner; a family that the Whillans yard has done well with; needs a close look.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

1,000euros foal; sister to the yard's bumper/3m hurdle winner Flexi Furlough; dam unplaced in bumpers, half-sister to a couple of Flat/jumps winners; trainer is 1-12 in bumpers this term; check the betting.

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8th

8

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

11:45 Sedgefield

Flexi Lady

10st 7lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Gillian Boanas

didn't always jump with fluency, always behind, tailed off

66/1

5th

5

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:20 Sedgefield

Flexi Lady

10st 9lb

J: Mr Jay Kozaczek

T: Gillian Boanas

Tailed off at Musselburgh and Kelso, suggesting this will also be beyond her.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Dam dual point winner/maiden jumper, half-sister to 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Chinwag and 2m4f-3m1f hurdle/chase winner Heavey; stable is just 1-75 in bumpers in last five seasons.

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10th

9

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

16:30 Musselburgh

Champagne Breeze

10st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

Dam dual point winner/maiden jumper, half-sister to 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Chinwag and 2m4f-3m1f hurdle/chase winner Heavey; stable is just 1-75 in bumpers in last five seasons.

40/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Dam well beaten bumpers/2m3f hurdle, half-sister to 1m4f-2m4f Flat and smart 2m4f-3m1f hurdle/chase winner Junior and useful 1m-1m2f winner Humble Opinion; stable has modest strike-rate in bumpers.

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0

9

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

14:45 Hexham

Loose Moose

10st 11lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

towards rear, jumped badly left and hampered rival 1st

66/1

10th

11

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

13:50 Hexham

Loose Moose

10st 9lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

in rear, awkward jump and pushed along briefly 2nd

100/1

9

29th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

14:20 Cartmel

Loose Moose

11st 2lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Out of a half-sister to smart chaser Junior but was tailed off when 80-1 for bumper debut at Musselburgh in March.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £550.00
Straight Forecast £445.80
Trifecta £3070.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Of Course You Can

POSTDATA:

Touch Of A Dragon

D Express:

El Elefante

Telegraph:

On Cloud Nine

The Guardian:

Of Course You Can

Daily Mail:

Of Course You Can

The Star:

Of Course You Can

Daily Record:

Of Course You Can

The Times:

Touch Of A Dragon

Daily Mirror:

Touch Of A Dragon