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Racing TV Mares’ Open Maiden National Hunt Flat Race (Category 3 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3267.6
  • 2m 0f 3y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Racing TV Mares’ Open Maiden National Hunt Flat Race (Category 3 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.70
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 7

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Has a useful Flat pedigree but she was 20-1 for a bumper at Ascot (1m7f, good to soft) on her debut in February and never got involved before finishing a well-held seventh of 14; was behind Mistal Milly in that race and others are preferred.

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1st

8

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Birdhouse

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

Soft-ground C&D bumper winner last Easter but yet to run to a comparable level over hurdles, last month's Market Rasen handicap third in debuted cheekpieces (retained) still comprising a 13l beating; mark unchanged.

7/1

3rd

8

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

14:35 Market Rasen

Birdhouse

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

midfield, not fluent 4th, mistake 3 out

14/1

0

9

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:05 Taunton

Birdhouse

11st 1lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Resolute winner of a soft-ground bumper at Fakenham last April; has kept a low profile in two completions over hurdles but she's on a plater's mark and is surely capable of better at this modest level.

5/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third foal; dam French 2m1f hurdle/GB 2m4f chase winner, half-sister to leading French jumper Cyrlight (2m-2m6f winner) and French 2m2f/2m5f Listed hurdle winner Park Light; in-form yard has 21% record in bumpers this season and she needs watching in market on debut.

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4th

10

27th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:50 Kempton

Floating Line

10st 7lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

From a useful French family; shaped with promise in Fakenham bumper (soft) on sole start for Olly Murphy, finishing second; the form is weak but she should progress on breeding and looks one for the shortlist.

5/2

8/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

150,000gns foal, 40,000gns 3yo; third foal; closely related to winners Eagles By Day (1m4f/1m6f including Group 3; RPR 113) and Au Clair De Lune (1m3f-1m6f; 89); dam bumper, smart 2m-2m4f hurdle and 1m2f-1m6f Flat winner (including Group 3/Gold Cup second; 115); yard 3-5 in bumpers here in recent seasons and she's an interesting newcomer.

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5th

4

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

12:55 Newcastle

Young At Heart

11st 1lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

disputed lead early, soon raced in second, pressed leader when not fluent and flashed tail 7th

3/1

12

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Young At Heart

11st 1lb

T: Lucy Wadham

9

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Fakenham

Young At Heart

11st 5lb

T: Lucy Wadham

Form: 52

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

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.

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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

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Third foal; half-sister to bumper winner Mistral Nell; dam 2m7f hurdle winner, closely related to useful 3m-3m2f chase winner Silvergrove out of US 1m1f Flat/2m hurdle winner; yard has 18% strike-rate in bumpers this season and she needs a close look on debut.

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6th

6

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

13:30 Hereford

Mistral Blue

11st 5lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Never that dangerous in her three bumpers but improved for stepping up in trip on hurdling debut at Doncaster (good) where she responded well for pressure to come well clear in the closing stages; has a penalty in this stronger race but she looks a useful prospect and is strongly respected.

13/2

1st

9

2nd Dec 2023

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

12:56 Doncaster

Mistral Blue

11st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Never that dangerous in her three bumpers, going down by some 12l in the latest at Fakenham; has a very stout pedigree so going up in trip for her hurdling debut is a positive.

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: 04

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

55,000euros 3yo; improved on her debut effort when fourth of 12 at Warwick (2m, good; 10-1) in February but was beaten 21l in that race and she needs another major step forward here.

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2nd

2

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:05 Fontwell

Lady Caro

11st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Emma Lavelle

Wasn't beaten far in her final bumper and she shaped with promise in big-field events in first two hurdle runs; had a daunting task behind Golden Ace at Taunton last time and this is much more realistic on her handicap debut; one of two runners for Emma Lavelle and she needs a close look.

9/2

7th

7

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:50 Taunton

Lady Caro

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

never better than midfield

33/1

5th

16

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Lady Caro

11st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Couldn't sustain effort but not beaten far in the third of three bumpers, at Fakenham last April; ran as though the outing was needed when sixth of 12 finishers on hurdle debut at Ludlow in October (2m, good to soft), form that has been franked since; open to improvement; tongue-tie fitted.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

75,000gns yearling, 4,000gns 3yo; first foal; dam unraced half-sister to Group-placed 6f 2yo winner Zumbi and Listed-placed 1m winner Say No Now; wears hood in a bumper on her debut and is probably best watched.

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6th

6

(1)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

14:10 Southwell (AW)

Star For A Day

9st 2lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

awkward start, held up in rear

11/1

7th

8

(2)

4th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Star For A Day

8st 12lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

dwelt start, never better than midfield

25/1

10th

5

(4)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:30 Lingfield (AW)

Star For A Day

9st 2lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

held up in last

14/1

Form: 4

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Went off 18-1 but she caught the eye with her staying-on fourth of 14 at Ascot (1m7f, good to soft) in February; sets the standard on that promising debut effort and she's a key player for in-form yard.

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2nd

5

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:57 Hereford

Mistral Milly

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

took keen hold, towards rear, steady headway and prominent halfway, pressed leader 4 out, lost second when not fluent and outpaced 2 out, rallied and went second again last, kept on

5/1

3rd

8

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:15 Taunton

Mistral Milly

10st 9lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

raced in last, soon detached

12/1

4th

8

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

12:40 Lingfield

Mistral Milly

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Has some 21l to find with Aston Martini on their Hereford clash and there are others to worry about; now hooded.

50/1

Form: 3

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Battled well when winning her sole Irish point in October before being bought for £100,000 the following month; held in third of 12 at Warwick (2m, good) on her stable debut in February but was beaten less than 3l and that was a promising start under rules; respected.

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3rd

2

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:57 Fakenham

Omaha Wish

12st 0lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

Won Irish point on yielding in 2022; has shaped quite nicely in bumper company and over hurdles for this yard, running well for a long way at Hereford (2m, good) in November; handicaps more suitable and should improve.

100/30

4th

11

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

15:50 Hereford

Omaha Wish

10st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Bought for £100,000 after winning an Irish point last autumn; improved on her bumper efforts when third in a small-field novice hurdle at Bangor (2m3f, soft); the second was running well when falling late on at Stratford next time; on the scene.

7/1

Form: 6

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Finished sixth of eight at Kempton (2m, good to soft; 14-1) on her debut in February but she travelled smoothly for a long way and was only beaten around 7l in the end; should benefit from that experience and she's not ruled out.

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3rd

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:38 Huntingdon

Solid As A Rock

10st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Bumper form was nothing to shout about, with her latest third a remote last; others are much preferred.

33/1

3rd

4

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 159y

Class 5

17:05 Fontwell

Solid As A Rock

10st 9lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Travelled well for a long way when a 7l sixth at Kempton (2m, good to soft) on his debut in February but he failed to build on that when out the back at Fakenham last month; others preferred.

33/1

10th

8

10th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

17:27 Fakenham

Solid As A Rock

11st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Finished sixth of eight at Kempton (2m, good to soft; 14-1) on her debut in February but she travelled smoothly for a long way and was only beaten around 7l in the end; should benefit from that experience and she's not ruled out.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to two bumper winners but she also has plenty of stamina in her pedigree; yard 0-21 in bumpers and this newcomer could be a longer-term prospect.

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8th

8

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Warwick

Lady Plumton

10st 13lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Louise Allan

Last of 11 when 100-1 for recent bumper debut at Fakenham.

100/1

11th

3

10th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

17:27 Fakenham

Lady Plumton

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Louise Allan

Out of a half-sister to two bumper winners but she also has plenty of stamina in her pedigree; yard 0-21 in bumpers and this newcomer could be a longer-term prospect.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £1002.00
Straight Forecast £798.00
Trifecta £3622.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Mistral Milly

SPOTLIGHT:

Young At Heart

Telegraph:

Omaha Wish

D Express:

Floating Line

The Times:

Young At Heart

Daily Mail:

Young At Heart

The Guardian:

Mistral Milly

The Sun:

Mistral Milly

The Star:

Mistral Milly

Daily Mirror:

Omaha Wish

Daily Record:

Omaha Wish