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Mortimer Equine Vets Mares’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 2m 4f 11y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Mortimer Equine Vets Mares’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 42453-

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

0-5 over fences but was second off today's mark at Hereford (2m5f, good) in October and gave very good account when keeping-on third of six from out of the weights at Cheltenham (2m, good) last month; not ruled out.

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8

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 62y

Class 3

16:25 Cheltenham

Lost Connections

10st 2lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

Jumped well when winning from the front at Ludlow (2m4f, good) last May and made quite pleasing reappearance when second of four on slower-than-ideal ground at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) last month; competes from 7lb out of the handicap today but is still effectively 2lb lower than when very respectable third in this race a year ago; not ruled out each-way.

20/1

2nd

1

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Lost Connections

11st 13lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

led, soon clear, went further clear before 5th, reduced lead before 7th, not fluent 4 out, soon headed, mistake 3 out, soon lost ground, rallied after 2 out, weakened run-in

6/1

1st

7

14th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

16:05 Ludlow

Lost Connections

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Katy Price

made virtually all

7/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: /8290-

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won five times over hurdles in 2021-22 season and looked back in good form when second at Newbury (2m, good to soft) in December; didn't fire on her latest two starts and has something to prove on chasing debut.

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5th

6

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

15:15 Cheltenham

Lime Drop

10st 6lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Five wins as hurdler (latest two years ago) whereas she has come second over 2m/2m4f on varied ground in four of her five runs over fences, latest under Alice Stevens; met with a heavy defeat over hurdles at this meeting one year ago and today's task is made difficult by position 6lb out of the handicap.

8/1

6

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Warwick

Lime Drop

11st 0lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Five-time hurdle winner who has made the frame in all four chases this season, most recently when second of four at Ludlow (2m4f, soft) ten days ago; has shown a tendency to jump left so today's switch to an anti-clockwise track ought to suit; major player.

5/2

2nd

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

17:24 Ludlow

Lime Drop

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Never threatened the winners when runner-up in two chases here last year (2m4f/2m) but got closer when third at Huntingdon (2m) after a break and this looks winnable; stable going well and one of her five hurdle wins came on soft ground.

6/4

Form: /0077-

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Triple 2m hurdle winner in 2020-21 season; returned from long absence with two heavy defeats at start of this year but her last couple of runs were more encouraging and she is dropped in grade for today's chasing debut.

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3rd

1

14th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

16:05 Ludlow

Marada

12st 0lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

jumped left on occasions, raced slightly wide, in touch with leaders

5/1

7th

6

20th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

13:30 Cheltenham

Marada

11st 6lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Triple 2m hurdle winner in 2020-21 season; returned from long absence with two heavy defeats at start of this year but last month's Chepstow seventh (2m3f, soft; race won by Dollar Bae) was more encouraging and she might get closer to the target on today's faster ground.

14/1

7th

1

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 3

15:15 Chepstow

Marada

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Promising novice in the 2020-21 season, winning three times and finishing second in a Grade 2 at Newbury; no impression in two runs back from a long absence this winter, undergoing wind surgery after the latest; down in the weights but there are risks attached.

20/1

Form: /9372- D

Last run: 94 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

1-8 over hurdles; no match for unexposed rival when second at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in February but that still goes down as a good effort, and she's 2lb lower for today's chasing debut; cheekpieces removed.

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0

10

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 123y

15:55 Thurles

Maid On The Moon

11st 0lb

J: Ms H Phillips

T: Miss Elizabeth Anne Lalor

Winning hurdler in Britain, rated 99 in Ireland; fair placed form since winning at the start of the autumn points campaign; taking a big rise in class now.

40/1

4th

6

14th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

16:05 Ludlow

Maid On The Moon

10st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Alan King

held up in rear

9/2

2nd

6

9th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

16:33 Doncaster

Maid On The Moon

11st 2lb

J: Alexander Thorne

T: Alan King

Off the mark in novice contest at Huntingdon (2m3f, soft) last March; best effort this term when close third in handicap at same course (2m4f, good) two starts ago; that form puts her in the picture.

5/1

Form: 64222- D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in three four-runner mares' chases towards end of last season, most recently behind revitalised rival over C&D (good) last month; 1lb lower today and likely to be in the thick of things again.

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2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Exeter

Whatsdastory

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Not firing on all cylinders this season but has become well handicapped, and seemed to be travelling pretty well in second place before slipping and unseating rider on home turn at Wincanton (3m1f, soft) recently.

9/2

5

27th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Whatsdastory

11st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Seems versatile regarding trip/ground and has become well handicapped but was unable to lay a glove on Juniper when second at Taunton (2m5f, soft) last month and needs to up her game here.

13/2

2nd

4

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 4

17:00 Taunton

Whatsdastory

11st 0lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Winner and twice runner-up (including in this race last year) in three C&D starts; went off the boil in late spring and she didn't look about to take advantage of a handy mark at Doncaster in December; however the return to this track is a plus and she could turn things round.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 45168- D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Doubled hurdling tally with hard-fought success at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) in October and returned from break with very respectable eighth of 17 in good Cheltenham handicap last month; has some Irish pointing experience to call upon on today's chasing debut; respected.

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0

5

17th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 3

13:35 Carlisle

Mulberry Hill

11st 8lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Two outings at Carlisle have resulted in a win over hurdles and good third over fences, both on good to soft; scored comfortably at Kempton (2m4f, good) most recently, opening her chase account at the third attempt; this 7yo mare is open to further improvement; shortlisted.

7/2

1st

4

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:30 Kempton

Mulberry Hill

11st 6lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

In process of running big race before falling on chasing debut in May and returned to fences with creditable third of 15 at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) last month, having come from a long way off the pace; must be considered.

7/1

Form: 13332- D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won just one of ten hurdling starts but earns pretty good marks for her consistency, and was a good second at Chepstow (2m7f, soft) last month; lacks experience over regulation fences but won on her point debut in 2021; could have a say.

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6th

1

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:50 Huntingdon

Our Bills Aunt

12st 0lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

Not won since Chepstow success in November 2022 (2m3f, good to soft); has been placed on every start since then, including on both runs since a wind op in December; each-way chance.

13/2

2nd

1

26th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

17:05 Plumpton

Our Bills Aunt

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Chance on her win and place form over hurdles last season (2m3f-3m) and, although below par last time, that came after wind surgery; the second run after that procedure can be better.

4/1

3rd

7

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:10 Market Rasen

Our Bills Aunt

11st 1lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Only win over hurdles was at Chepstow in November 2022 (2m3f, good to soft); some fair form since but last of three when last out in November; tongue-tie tried on first run following wind surgery.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £270.00
Straight Forecast £245.40
Trifecta £1084.00

Selections

The Times:

Maid On The Moon

WEST COUNTRY:

Mulberry Hill

TOPSPEED:

Whatsdastory

RP RATINGS:

Lost Connections

Telegraph:

Lime Drop

SPOTLIGHT:

Marada

The Star:

Maid On The Moon

Daily Record:

Maid On The Moon

D Express:

Mulberry Hill

The Sun:

Mulberry Hill

POSTDATA:

Whatsdastory

Daily Mirror:

Whatsdastory