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Join Southwell Golf Club Mares’ Open Maiden National Hunt Flat Race (Category 3 Elimination) (GBB)

  • Prize money: £2614.08
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Join Southwell Golf Club Mares’ Open Maiden National Hunt Flat Race (Category 3 Elimination) (GBB)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 4 BF

Last run: 112 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Backed into favouritism for her Ludlow debut in January (2m, soft) but she was badly outpaced at a crucial stage before keeping on well to take fourth; she should be more streetwise today and can take a step forward.

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4th

5

25th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

18:45 Huntingdon

Call The Dance

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Bumper winner (good to soft) who got off the mark over hurdles at the second attempt at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) in January; nicely bred and in top hands, and has the potential to be better than her opening mark.

3/1

1st

14

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Call The Dance

11st 1lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Beaten favourite on bumper debut but too nippy for rivals at Southwell (good to soft) after and it would have been closer with a more battle-hardened rival on her hurdle debut at Fakenham (2m, good to soft) but for a last-flight mistake; major contender.

Evs

8/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 75

Last run: 235 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

She finished seventh and fifth in two bumpers in Ireland for Gordon Elliott last summer; showed enough on the second occasion to think she could play a part on her stable debut.

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4th

1

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

16:25 Perth

Sunday Soldier

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Comes here in great form having won her last five races, the latest a similar contest at Musselburgh last month (2m4f, soft) when beating Similar Story by half a length; up another 6lb which makes a total rise of 42lb but looks the one to beat.

9/4

1st

4

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

17:05 Musselburgh

Sunday Soldier

11st 7lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Now 4-4 in handicaps after dominating throughout at Doncaster (2m, heavy), proving 10l superior to Spit Spot; a further 8lb rise means she's gone up a total of 36lb but she's on a roll and a better mare now than when she last tried 2m4f.

7/2

1st

3

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:15 Doncaster

Sunday Soldier

11st 4lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

3-3 since switched to handicaps in December; raised another 7lb since ready success at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) 50 days ago but it's hard to tell when her improvement will level off; makes obvious appeal.

5/4

14/1

  • Place: £7.90

Form: 6

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Dam a bumper winner from a good family; dropped away to finish a remote sixth of ten over C&D 16 days ago; needs a good step forward to feature.

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4th

3

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

17:15 Taunton

Jersey Gem

11st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Not shown a lot in three hurdles (2m3f-2m5f) but she was third in a bumper on good to soft ground and there could be some improvement lurking now sent into handicaps in a tongue-tie; market informative.

6/1

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5

12th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

13:45 Wincanton

Jersey Gem

11st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

held up in last but in touch with leaders, struggling 8th, weakened before 2 out, pulled up approaching last

14/1

9th

12

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

13:05 Market Rasen

Jersey Gem

11st 1lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

raced wide, midfield

33/1

Form: 24

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

She has recorded an RPR of 92 in her two starts this season, finishing second on Lingfield AW on debut before a 16l fourth over C&D last month (outpaced in the home straight); should give her running but highly likely a jolt of improvement will be required.

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4th

7

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Warwick

Lucky Rose

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Noel Williams

Bumper form was nothing to shout about and she was 33-1 when tailed off on hurdling debut at Ludlow.

50/1

5th

7

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

Lucky Rose

11st 6lb

J: James Davies

T: Noel Williams

Consistent if fairly modest in bumpers last season; related to winning hurdlers but others appeal more; back from seven months off.

20/1

Form: 8

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Sent off at 7-1 for her Chepstow debut five weeks ago (2m, soft) but finished tailed off; tongue-tie added today; enough to prove.

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16

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

13:30 Doncaster

Cotoneaster

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Noel Williams

Second run in a bumper was markedly better than her three other runs, the last two over hurdles (wind surgery in between); best watched for now.

66/1

9th

6

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:25 Ludlow

Cotoneaster

11st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Noel Williams

Bettered inauspicious debut when fifth of 14 in Southwell bumper in April (first-time tongue-tie) and was not beaten far on last month's hurdling debut (2m4f; had wind op soon afterwards) but others in this field have much stronger claims.

66/1

Form: 6

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Ended up beaten 22l on her Newbury debut eight weeks ago (2m, good) but she shaped with more promise than the distance beaten would suggest; this looks weaker and she's open to plenty of improvement.

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1st

3

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:38 Ludlow

Bethpage

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Has shown some ability on all starts and won eight-runner race at Fontwell (2m1f, good) by 4l last time on handicap debut; up 5lb and this is a marked step up in trip but she kept on well last time; shortlisted.

9/4

1st

1

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:05 Fontwell

Bethpage

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Sister to 2m hurdle winner Some Spin; showed ability in bumpers and there has been some promise in her three hurdle runs, including a third of six at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) in January; looks open to progress now switched to a handicap and she's an interesting contender.

7/2

Form: 6

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in an Irish point in December (3m, yielding), after which she was sold for £70,000; tailed-off sixth of ten on her rules debut at Chepstow (2m, soft) last month; better ground may help but connections also turn to a tongue-tie.

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7th

10

28th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:40 Southwell

Mighty Duchess

11st 4lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Ben Case

mounted in chute

16/1

6th

6

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

16:55 Chepstow

Mighty Duchess

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

in touch with leaders, ridden and outpaced over 4f out

8/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run: 112 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Only tenth of 15 on debut in bumper at Ludlow (2m, soft) in January; should do better at some point but others have more pressing claims.

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8th

2

28th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:40 Southwell

Belle Saint

11st 4lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Only tenth of 15 on debut in bumper at Ludlow (2m, soft) in January; should do better at some point but others have more pressing claims.

14/1

9

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Warwick

Belle Saint

10st 9lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Well-held tenth of 15 on debut in bumper at Ludlow (2m, soft) in January; should do better but stable has more obvious chance with Sole Solution.

33/1

Form: 3 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Good pedigree and she shaped with promise when keeping on strongly for third at Fakenham 18 days ago (2m, soft; sent off favourite) despite having been caught out very wide and flashing her tail repeatedly through the closing stages; capable of better.

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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: 4

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Never a threat to the principals but she did keep on past some toiling rivals to take fourth, beaten 12l, on her Taunton debut last month (2m, good to soft); that gives her something to build on and she can be involved back against her own sex granted normal progress.

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4th

10

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

15:00 Exeter

Malago Rose

10st 12lb

J: James Best

T: Simon Earle

Steadily progressive maiden who was placed in first two handicaps, latterly when very close third of 15 here (2m5f, good to soft) in November; interesting to see whether this stiffer stamina test plays to her strengths.

7/1

3rd

9

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

15:45 Exeter

Malago Rose

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Simon Earle

Six-race maiden whose form has been heading in the right direction this term, most recently third at Worcester (2m4f, good; handicap debut) ten weeks ago; possibilities off same mark.

6/1

Form:

Last run: 163 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

25-1 into 14-1 ahead of her Warwick debut in November (2m, soft) but she was always towards the back, beaten 37l at the finish; had a wind op afterwards and today's better ground can help; should do better.

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4

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:10 Exeter

Spice Heaven

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

held up in rear, weakened after 5th, pulled up before 3 out

20/1

8

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:05 Exeter

Spice Heaven

10st 9lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Out of a half-sister to Gold Cup winner Sizing John; bettered inauspicious hurdling debut when fairly respectable fifth of nine in C&D mares' maiden (good to soft) last month; that form isn't anything to get excited about but it gives her a chance to grab a minor prize today.

20/1

5th

7

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:15 Exeter

Spice Heaven

11st 6lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

held up in rear

66/1

Form:

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

22-1 for her debut at Huntingdon 11 weeks ago (2m, good) where she was unable to land any sort of blow; bred to do better.

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2nd

7

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:30 Catterick

Crimson Ruby

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Unexposed mare; didn't show a great deal in three bumpers; well-beaten second behind an easy odds-on winner (who went on to complete a hat-trick next time) at Uttoxeter on latest start (2m, heavy); half-sister to a 2m5f winner so should improve for this longer trip on handicap debut.

12/1

2nd

6

18th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:37 Uttoxeter

Crimson Ruby

10st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Showed only minor promise when well-held fifth here (2m4f, good) on hurdling debut in May and was in rear throughout at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) last month.

66/1

8th

3

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:05 Ludlow

Crimson Ruby

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Showed only minor promise when well-held fifth on hurdling debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in May; stable has more obvious chance with Saunton Surf here.

50/1

Form: 5

Last run: 280 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Bred to do well in bumpers but she failed to live up to market billing (4-1 third favourite) on her debut at Uttoxeter last summer (2m, good to soft); has left Neil Mulholland since (same owners); still has time to do better and interesting to see if her backers return.

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5

21st May 2023

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 4

14:05 Stratford

Crystal Times

10st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Neil King

Finished well down the field after racing too freely in Southwell bumper on last month's stable debut; hooded for today's hurdling debut; others have much more obvious claims.

33/1

13th

7

28th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:40 Southwell

Crystal Times

11st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Neil King

Bred to do well in bumpers but she failed to live up to market billing (4-1 third favourite) on her debut at Uttoxeter last summer (2m, good to soft); has left Neil Mulholland since (same owners); still has time to do better and interesting to see if her backers return.

15/2

5th

1

22nd Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

16:25 Uttoxeter

Crystal Times

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

in touch with leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out

9/2

Form: 860

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

She didn't run badly over C&D on her second start two weeks ago but she has since finished tailed off at Hexham on Monday; needs to bounce back quickly.

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12th

17

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 120y

17:05 Cork

Araglen Star

10st 13lb

J: John Shinnick

T: S M O’Donoghue

midfield, slow jump 3rd

33/1

8th

14

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:20 Hereford

Araglen Star

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Gary Hanmer

0-7 over hurdles; has a modicum of ability but is 3lb out of the weights here and needs to find some improvement from somewhere.

33/1

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Selections

Telegraph:

Malago Rose

SPOTLIGHT:

Bethpage

LAMBOURN:

Call The Dance

The Guardian:

Young At Heart

WEST COUNTRY:

Sunday Soldier

The Times:

Crystal Times

The Star:

Young At Heart

Daily Mail:

Malago Rose

The Sun:

Malago Rose

RP Ratings:

Bethpage

POSTDATA:

Bethpage

D Express:

Call The Dance

Daily Record:

Call The Dance

Daily Mirror:

Sunday Soldier