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C & D Southwest Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4792.48
  • 2m 0f 104y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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C & D Southwest Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

4/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.54
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1P242 BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Won on hurdle debut at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) in November; some tough assignments in four runs since but she was second in a warm novice at Ffos Las (2m, soft) in January and filled the same position behind a useful rival at Kempton last month; has pulled hard at times but she has leading claims on her best form and should be hard to beat.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
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

15/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 412 CD BF

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Triple Flat winner (7f-1m2f) who made a promising start over hurdles at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) in December and built on that when scoring over C&D (good) in February; held under a penalty at Lingfield last time but that was a clear second behind her main market rival and she still has potential in this sphere; respected.

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

11th

9

(14)

29th Apr 2024

Good

1m 3f 99y

Class 5

19:09 Windsor

Parikarma

9st 3lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Seen only once (below par here) on Flat since 2022 and holds modest claims on this year's hurdles form, which includes a fortunate success in claiming grade; others preferred.

20/1

5th

3

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

15:42 Fontwell

Parikarma

11st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Runner-up in Market Rasen handicap in December and won a claimer at Leicester in January; however, she's been soundly beaten back in handicaps the last twice and needs to get back on track.

14/1

Form: 5P2318 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Ended ten-race French hurdling career with easy win in a Cagnes-sur-Mer claimer (2m1f, very soft; refitted cheekpieces) in January; looks interesting on that form but she was disappointing on her British/stable debut last month and has something to prove after that heavy defeat.

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

0

8

24th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

Sniper Point

10st 12lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Alexandra Dunn

2m1f hurdle winner in France in January; yet to shine for her new stable but she's dropped 19lb in three runs; worth a market check.

40/1

7th

6

6th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:37 Plumpton

Sniper Point

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Alexandra Dunn

Easily won claiming hurdle on very soft ground in France in January but started off for Alexandra Dunn with two underwhelming novice runs towards end of last season; of interest only if strong in the betting.

40/1

OUR TIP

Form: 66

Last run: 235 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Big prices and finished a well-held sixth of seven in two good-ground bumpers last summer; half-sister to a useful jumper but this looks a tough starting point over hurdles and she is best watched on her return.

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

3rd

8

27th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

17:55 Ffos Las

Astro Babe

10st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

midfield

66/1

4th

3

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

17:50 Taunton

Astro Babe

11st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Big prices and finished a well-held sixth of seven in two good-ground bumpers last summer; half-sister to a useful jumper but this looks a tough starting point over hurdles and she is best watched on her return.

25/1

6th

6

4th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

17:00 Fontwell

Astro Babe

10st 12lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

ducked left start, soon recovered and pressed leader, soon lost second and ridden, soon dropped to rear, tailed off 2f out

14/1

Form: 74

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Finished in midfield in two Wincanton bumpers (1m7f, good to soft) this year, most recently when a remote fourth of eight last month; still very early days but she needs a transformation on this switch to hurdling.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Straight Forecast £18.70
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Vicki Vale

WEST COUNTRY:

Sniper Point

Telegraph:

Parikarma

RP Ratings:

Vicki Vale

TOPSPEED:

Vicki Vale

POSTDATA:

Vicki Vale

The Times:

Vicki Vale

The Guardian:

Vicki Vale

Daily Mail:

Vicki Vale

D Express:

Vicki Vale

Daily Mirror:

Vicki Vale

The Sun:

Vicki Vale

The Star:

Vicki Vale

Daily Record:

Vicki Vale