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John Burke Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 7f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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John Burke Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3-2131 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Consistent mare who was well suited by the move back up in trip when scoring by 8l over C&D (good) at start of this month; 7lb rise demands more from her today but she ought to make her presence felt.

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

5th

3

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

13:10 Exeter

Ma Belle Noire

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Winning three of her last four has come at a cost ratings-wise but she's not looked back since the blinkers went on and there could be further improvement to come; obvious claims.

15/8

1st

3

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Worcester

Ma Belle Noire

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

led, pressed leader when headed 3rd, hit 6th, led 8th, ridden after last, stayed on

7/2

10/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 35-442

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Regressive mare with 0-16 strike-rate over hurdles; kept on well for clear second over C&D 11 days ago and is back in action before a 2lb rise takes effect but this race looks more competitive and her overall profile remains unappealing.

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

5th

3

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

15:37 Hereford

Stamina Chope

11st 7lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dave Roberts

Winning chaser who was off the mark over hurdles at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft) in October and was then third on heavy ground at Leicester; well held latterly but these conditions should be more favourable.

14/1

Form: 4P-P37 CD

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner for Harry Whittington last summer; bounced back from disappointing stable debut when third over C&D in July but disappointed here last month and has become hard to predict; recently given another wind op (her second).

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

8th

14

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Sheila Nash

10st 6lb

J: Oscar Palmer

T: Richard Phillips

Posted two fair thirds this autumn (2m7f/3m, good to soft/good) but needs something extra today and she was only sixth at Hereford last time.

16/1

6th

9

21st Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:40 Hereford

Sheila Nash

10st 9lb

J: Oscar Palmer

T: Richard Phillips

Two wins over hurdles at Worcester for previous yard; 0-5 for current stable but ran respectably in C&D event (good) most recently, finishing third, and remains on a workable mark; one to consider.

7/1

3rd

10

6th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

12:50 Hereford

Sheila Nash

11st 0lb

J: Oscar Palmer

T: Richard Phillips

Won back-to-back 2m7f handicaps at Worcester last year when good ground seemed to suit her; only third there on good to soft last time and conditions could be similar here.

12/1

Form: 456352

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

0-11 over hurdles but hasn't been with current yard long and was very creditable second to a handicap blot at Bellewstown (2m4f, good) last month; will be fine over today's trip and features prominently in calculations.

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

4th

2

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Worcester

Artemis Angel

11st 13lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: C O’Keeffe

took keen hold, pressed leader, led 3rd, not fluent 7th, pressed winner when headed 8th, hit 9th, weakened after 2 out

100/30

2nd

8

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:05 Bellewstown

Artemis Angel

11st 5lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: C O’Keeffe

took keen hold, prominent throughout, chased clear leader before 2 out, kept on and went clear with winner from last, no match for winner

14/1

Form: 45-5P2

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Ex-French maiden; made low-key start to British career in the spring but ran big race when clear second on recent handicap debut at Fontwell (2m5f, good); has to take a 4lb rise on the chin but might have more to offer over this longer trip.

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

8th

9

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

Class 4

13:35 Ffos Las

Pennsylvanie

10st 3lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Alexandra Dunn

Ran big race when clear second on handicap hurdle debut at Fontwell (2m5f, good) last month and her French form suggests she'll cope with the slower ground but she struggled at Worcester 16 days ago and is not easy to predict on today's chasing debut.

14/1

5th

5

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Worcester

Pennsylvanie

10st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

prominent, struggling before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

9/2

2nd

2

10th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

14:00 Fontwell

Pennsylvanie

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Alexandra Dunn

Made the frame in two heavy-ground hurdles in France during the winter but showed only minor promise in three British runs in the spring; makes handicap debut after 105-day break; considered only if lively in betting.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £49.00
Straight Forecast £48.40
Trifecta £171.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Ma Belle Noire

POSTDATA:

Blue Sans

SPOTLIGHT:

Artemis Angel

The Star:

Maroochi

The Guardian:

Stamina Chope

D Express:

Artemis Angel

WEST COUNTRY:

Ma Belle Noire

The Times:

Ma Belle Noire

Daily Mirror:

Ma Belle Noire

Daily Record:

Ma Belle Noire

Telegraph:

Blue Sans

Daily Mail:

Blue Sans

The Sun:

Blue Sans