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British EBF BetVictor ‘National Hunt’ Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (A Limited Handicap Hurdle) (Grade 2)

  • Prize money: £26015
  • 2m 4f 118y
  • Class 1
  • 18 runners
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British EBF BetVictor ‘National Hunt’ Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (A Limited Handicap Hurdle) (Grade 2)

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.60
  • Place: £3.50

Form: -153U1

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Regained the winning thread at Doncaster (2m3f, good) three weeks ago, beating Moviddy; faces a harder task off top weight on handicap debut but have more progress in her; not dismissed.

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3rd

5

25th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:20 Warwick

Ilovethenightlife

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

held up in rear, outpaced 3 out, kept on from 2 out, went remote third run-in, no match for first two

12/1

5th

2

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

17:25 Plumpton

Ilovethenightlife

11st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Pushed out to see off six rivals over 3m1f here (good to soft) in January before running no race at Haydock (3m); has the same career-high mark to deal with but this shorter trip shouldn't hold her back.

10/1

3

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:50 Haydock

Ilovethenightlife

11st 11lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Relished the longer trip when pushed out to see off six rivals at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft) 19 days ago; up 6lb in a stronger race now but she could have more to offer as a stayer.

15/2

11/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 1-231 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) last month, taking her overall record to 2-4; now goes in cheekpieces; promising mare for Mel Rowley and could go well on handicap debut.

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2nd

2

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

14:45 Uttoxeter

Blue Beach

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Mel Rowley

Ran okay over fences before returning to hurdles with the cheekpieces back on and going close in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Market Rasen (soft); another big run looks on the cards off just 2lb higher.

7/2

2nd

5

20th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:55 Market Rasen

Blue Beach

11st 6lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Two fair chase runs this winter but may be better employed back hurdling, having run so well in one previous handicap, at Newbury (2m4f, soft) last March against one who is much more highly rated now; good contender.

4/1

20/1

  • Place: £7.00

Form: 6-6321

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Has been steadily progressive and she made all in a Ludlow maiden (3m, good) most recently; now goes into a much deeper field and drops back in distance but further improvement can't be ruled out.

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11th

16

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:40 Cheltenham

Great Snow

10st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Player judged on plenty of efforts over 2m5f-3m on varied ground up to last May for Neil Mulholland but her three runs this term have not gone well; tongue tied on last two and now also tries cheekpieces.

18/1

Form: -23442 BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Six-race maiden whose bumper form included a placed effort in Listed grade; went very close at Plumpton (2m4f, good; handicap debut) most recently; possibilities if she takes well to first-time blinkers.

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1st

6

25th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

16:45 Perth

Fortuna Ligna

10st 3lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Won a 2m3f mares' novice at Chepstow last April; not added to that tally in handicaps this season, but fair runs at around 3m on all six starts; tried in a visor last time, but normal cheekpieces back on here; has a bit to find.

13/2

Form: 25/432

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Dual point winner who went very close at Exeter (2m3f) last month when making chase debut; fences evidently suit her best and she's opposed in a hot handicap back hurdling.

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7

18th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Lagonda

10st 11lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

prominent

16/1

4th

6

3rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

14:40 Doncaster

Lagonda

11st 7lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

2-7 in points and 1-5 over hurdles; stays well and acts on soft ground; good second in two of her four chases, including penultimate start, but she needs to bounce back from a rather disconcerting display eight weeks ago.

4/1

3rd

5

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

14:10 Market Rasen

Lagonda

10st 13lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Winning pointer/hurdler who stays well and acts on soft ground; yet to win in three runs over fences, but good second of four finishers in similar event at Chepstow last time (2m7f, soft); yard in fine form; major player.

2/1

Form: 3-1733 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Finished behind Great Snow then Presenting A Queen in her last two races; comparatively exposed and is likely to play only a minor role in this competitive affair.

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8th

9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 2

15:00 Ayr

Phillapa Sue

10st 5lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Won comfortably at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in December and returned to form when narrowly winning a four-runner mares' handicap on last month's chase debut (3m, heavy); could have a say now back on song.

14/1

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

Form: -24112 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Northern mare who has a solid record, including form figures of 112 since switched to hurdles; close second when upped to 2m4f at Ayr most recently; still open to further improvement and holds major claims provided she takes well to first-time headgear.

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7th

4

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Ayr

Ruby Island

11st 11lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Bumper winner who won her first two races over hurdles last season (first was over C&D) and was a close second to an improver on third run (2m4f, good); hasn't been out since a below-par effort in the mares' final at Newbury in March 2023; interesting on second handicap start.

5/1

7th

2

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Ruby Island

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Northern mare who has a solid record, including form figures of 112 since switched to hurdles; close second when upped to 2m4f at Ayr most recently; still open to further improvement and holds major claims provided she takes well to first-time headgear.

6/1

2nd

1

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:20 Ayr

Ruby Island

11st 12lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Made the frame in Listed Cheltenham bumper in in November (good ground) and is 2-2 since switched to hurdles, the wins gained over 2m here and at Wetherby (both good to soft); open to improvement over today's longer trip and a very obvious contender.

13/8

Form: 66261 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Improved for switch to handicap level at Ludlow (2m5f, good; back from break) just over three weeks ago, opening her account; could well build on that clearcut success and show further progress; one to consider.

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1

18th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

19:05 Fontwell

Energy One

12st 1lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Off the mark at Ludlow in March (now 4lb higher) but appears to be going the wrong way; reluctant to line up two starts ago and refused to race latest; needs blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) to focus her attention.

7/1

Form: 312 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Ready winner at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) last month and ties in closely with Ilovethenightlife on subsequent Doncaster running; now goes in tongue-tie; still unexposed and has to enter calculations.

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4th

2

12th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

14:53 Ludlow

Moviddy

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Noel Williams

Began chasing career with three good efforts over 2m4f last year and that form reads well; pulled up over hurdles in January but got back on track when running quite well over 3m1f at Cheltenham (perhaps didn't stay; cheekpieces joined usual tongue-tie); can see her going well back to 2m4f in this company.

4/1

4th

3

18th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Moviddy

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Noel Williams

took keen hold, prominent

6/1

0

3

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Moviddy

11st 12lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Noel Williams

took keen hold

12/1

Form: 121 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Unexposed mare who is 2-3 under rules and has a great attitude having gained both wins gamely, latest in handicap at Ludlow (3m, good); the other success came over 2m4f; should put up a big fight.

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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: 2-122 BF

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Overall form figures read 12122; suffered an odds-on defeat at Ffos Las (2m4f; first run since wind surgery) most recently but may raise her game with tongue-tie now fitted; not fully exposed; still of interest.

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7

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:40 Cheltenham

Royale Dance

11st 1lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Noel Williams

Won with authority under Dylan Johnston at Leicester (2m4f, soft; five ran) in January on second start for this yard but has made two backward steps since; that latest came when tried at 3m, which sees the cheekpieces go on today and she's got a bit to prove.

25/1

3

27th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 3

15:00 Wincanton

Royale Dance

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Noel Williams

Always going well and won with authority on second start for this yard at Leicester (2m4f, soft); didn't appear to be on her game when well held off this 6lb higher mark at Market Rasen and she's better than that; having first run beyond 2m5f under rules but she's a 3m point winner.

7/1

Form: 2-1172

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Disappointing favourite on penultimate start but otherwise consistent; creditable second at Carlisle (2m3f) latest; however, likely needs some improvement to win this prize.

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4th

9

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 2

15:35 Ayr

Ebonello

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

held up in rear on inner, mistake 9th

14/1

12th

9

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Ebonello

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Disappointing favourite on penultimate start but otherwise consistent; creditable second at Carlisle (2m3f) latest; however, likely needs some improvement to win this prize.

20/1

2nd

2

6th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:45 Carlisle

Ebonello

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Steadily progressive until flopping on soft ground seven weeks ago when bidding for hat-trick; her wins (2m1f/1m7f) in Sedgefield bumper and Wincanton maiden hurdle came on good going so soft ground is a concern.

9/2

Form: 21263 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Limitations have become a touch exposed since Wincanton success (2m5f) in December; this drop back in trip may suit, following her 3m Listed defeat last time, but others are preferred.

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6th

4

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Annie Magic

11st 9lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Jeremy Scott

Well handicapped on her old hurdles form but she's been pulled up in three of her last five starts including at Newbury (3m, good to soft) in March; drops back in trip/grade but she needs a major turnaround back against her own sex.

14/1

11

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

17:20 Newbury

Annie Magic

11st 2lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Well handicapped if going back far enough but last season didn't end well and again below par this term over fences (in cheekpieces last twice), with her placed efforts nothing to shout about (beaten 22l and 39l); returns to hurdling with a few questions to answer.

12/1

2nd

2

22nd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Lingfield

Annie Magic

11st 4lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

held up in last

13/8

Form: 2-2F1 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Along with Ruby Island she's an interesting northern raider; opened her rules account at Sedgefield (2m4f, good) last month and could well improve further on the back of that wide-margin win; shortlisted.

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4th

1

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

16:35 Hexham

Aubis Walk

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

held up in rear, headway and in touch with leaders 5th

9/2

5th

5

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:25 Perth

Aubis Walk

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Pulled up in an Ayr novice handicap last time (2m4f, heavy) having made a winning chase debut in a handicap over same C&D in December (soft); up in trip (has won a 3m point); plenty to find.

20/1

0

1

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:15 Ayr

Aubis Walk

12st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Lightly raced for an 8yo; point/hurdle winner and returned from an absence to make a successful chase debut over C&D (soft) three weeks ago, which was pretty straightforward from off the pace; up 6lb but that looks very manageable.

5/4

Form: 8-2124 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Finished behind a few of these opponents at Doncaster three weeks ago; yet to win away from Newcastle where she is 2-2; percentage call is to oppose her.

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5th

9

18th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

I Am Gonna Be

10st 10lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

in touch with leaders, not fluent and dropped to last 6th

12/1

0

6

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 3

13:20 Musselburgh

I Am Gonna Be

10st 5lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

She was perhaps fading when badly hampered by a faller three out at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago; however, prior to that she was a promising second on her chase/stable debut at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) and is in calculations on that form; runner-up in a point on soft ground.

7/2

Form: 42U3

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Unlucky at Wincanton on Boxing Day (going best when unseating rider two out) but was only a modest third on latest start, which isn't ideal going into this warmer race; now 0-5.

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7th

2

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

12:50 Hereford

Passionate Pursuit

11st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Went close on her hurdling debut at Wincanton (1m7f, good) last November but she's had only three runs since and has been well held in a novice and handicap in last two starts; still very lightly raced but she needs to get back on track at this new trip; cheekpieces added.

9/1

7th

8

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

17:41 Ludlow

Passionate Pursuit

11st 5lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Unexposed mare who went close in Wincanton maiden (1m7f, good) on hurdling debut last November and was running a big race before coming to grief over that C&D on Boxing Day; didn't fire on latest outing in February but probably still has potential.

12/1

14

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Passionate Pursuit

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Unlucky at Wincanton on Boxing Day (going best when unseating rider two out) but was only a modest third on latest start, which isn't ideal going into this warmer race; now 0-5.

20/1

Form: 3213P3

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Finished behind Ilovethenightlife and Moviddy at Doncaster but meets them on better terms in this handicap; has proved largely consistent and looks likely to give her running; frame possibilities.

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5th

3

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

19:25 Uttoxeter

Mrs Grimley

11st 8lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Sam Allwood

Won heavy-ground novice hurdle for Ben Pauling in early part of 2023 but became very disappointing for that stable last season; needs combination of wind op and change of scenary to prompt a revival.

14/1

3

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Mrs Grimley

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Ben Pauling

Won a novice hurdle at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) last January; backward steps in her three handicaps this season (favourite on latest) so connections now reach for a tongue-tie and cheekpieces.

12/1

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Presenting A Queen, Passionate Pursuit, Mrs Grimley

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Payout
Exacta £928.00
Straight Forecast £767.00
Tricast £14753.90
Trifecta £18354.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Aubis Walk

D Express:

Moviddy

WEST COUNTRY:

Ilovethenightlife

Daily Mail:

Ruby Island

LAMBOURN:

Ebonello

TOPSPEED:

Energy One

SPOTLIGHT:

Presenting A Queen

The Star:

Moviddy

The Times:

Ilovethenightlife

Daily Record:

Ruby Island

Telegraph:

Ebonello

POSTDATA:

Aubis Walk

The Guardian:

Aubis Walk

Daily Mirror:

Aubis Walk

The Sun:

Aubis Walk