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racingtv.com Mares’ “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4084.5
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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racingtv.com Mares’ “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 265-

Last run: 168 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Shaped with significant promise in all three bumpers, most recently when fifth of 15 in good-quality contest at Cheltenham (good) in April; holds each-way claims at least on this hurdling debut.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:35 Hereford

Flight Of Freedom

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

No match for easy winner when second here (2m, good) last month but won comfortably on hurdling debut at Warwick (2m, good) two weeks earlier; up in trip for first handicap and could still have a lot more to offer.

7/2

2nd

8

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Flight Of Freedom

10st 13lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

held up in rear

2/1

1st

3

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Warwick

Flight Of Freedom

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Shaped with significant promise in all three bumpers, most recently when fifth of 15 in good-quality contest at Cheltenham (good) in April; holds each-way claims at least on this hurdling debut.

12/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 4354-

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not beaten far in any of four bumpers last season, with best run arguably her third of 18 here (soft) in November, but almost certainly needs to improve to make a winning hurdle debut.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Fortune Forever

11st 11lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield

9/4

2nd

1

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Fortune Forever

12st 0lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Unexposed after only four hurdling starts and shaped very much as though today's longer trip might suit when keeping on well for fourth of 15 on handicap debut at Hereford (2m3f, good) in January; high on the list.

4/1

4th

4

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

14:07 Hereford

Fortune Forever

11st 12lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Runner-up on hurdle debut at Warwick (2m, good) in October but her next two runs were underwhelming and she'll need to up her game over this new trip on her handicap debut.

8/1

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12/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 602-

Last run: 199 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in bumpers last season, most notably when second (no match for impressive winner) on latest outing in March; should have a future over jumps but others have much stronger form; had wind op during this summer.

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2nd

3

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Fakenham

Clararose

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

soon towards rear

5/1

5

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:55 Southwell

Clararose

11st 6lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Placed in her final bumper and first run over hurdles; tailed off next time but staged a partial recovery on latest start and it's always possible she can show something new given that she has a very different trip (upped from 2m) for this handicap debut.

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

1-11 in points, the win gained in a match in April; changed hands for £5,000 in June and has joined a good stable for rules career but faces a tough task here.

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0

6

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

14:07 Hereford

Super Dawn

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: James Owen

Made quite a promising hurdle debut for Chris Gordon in the autumn but beaten about 35l on last month's handicap debut at Plumpton (2m, good to soft); ought to be suited by today's step up in trip but needs to take a big step forward on first start for new stable.

9/1

7th

6

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

14:40 Plumpton

Super Dawn

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

One win (in a match) from 11 point starts; very respectable fourth on rules debut at Warwick (2m, good) in October but didn't build on that performance on next two outings; improvement needed on handicap debut.

8/1

6th

15

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:45 Lingfield

Super Dawn

10st 7lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

midfield

33/1

Form: 94-3

Last run: 143 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Flat-bred filly who appeared to show improvement when placed behind Hot Fizzy Lizzy in Southwell bumper in May; significant further progress is needed to pose a threat on hurdling debut, though; had wind op in June.

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4

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:00 Hereford

Selkirk Grace

11st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

There was some promise before she went down by only a neck on her handicap debut at Taunton (2m, soft); not a given on pedigree that this longer trip will suit but she's only 4lb higher than last time and probably improving.

4/1

2nd

6

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:05 Taunton

Selkirk Grace

11st 5lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

Has hinted at some ability in bumper company and over hurdles, especially behind a subsequent Listed winner at Newbury (2m, good to soft) in November; expecting better at this level for the first time.

5/1

8th

11

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:05 Wincanton

Selkirk Grace

11st 2lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

Flat-bred filly; minor promise in bumpers and well beaten in two hurdles, at Warwick then Newbury; opposable.

100/1

Form: 0-12 D BF

Last run: 126 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Improved to cause 40-1 surprise in good-ground Southwell bumper in May, her second start, but that form looks modest and she was turned over at short odds in four-runner race on next outing; Harry Skelton rides the stable's other one; best watched.

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3rd

8

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Stratford

Hot Fizzy Lizzy

10st 7lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

40-1 winner of Southwell bumper (2m, good) in May on second start and 7l second of four at Market Rasen (2m, good) next time; well beaten at 14-1 on last month's hurdle debut at Warwick (2m, good) but she's in top hands and may be able to leave that latest run behind.

13/2

6th

11

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Warwick

Hot Fizzy Lizzy

10st 13lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Improved to cause 40-1 surprise in good-ground Southwell bumper in May, her second start, but that form looks modest and she was turned over at short odds in four-runner race on next outing; Harry Skelton rides the stable's other one; best watched.

8/1

2nd

3

1st Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

20:45 Market Rasen

Hot Fizzy Lizzy

10st 11lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Didn't show much at Kempton (soft) in March but she left that debut form well behind when finishing well to score at Southwell (2m, good; 40-1) two weeks ago; has a penalty but she looked value for more than the winning margin last time and is open to more progress for top yard; the clear pick.

2/5

Form: 496-3

Last run: 148 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Behind Flight Of Freedom when sixth in Cheltenham bumper in April then was placed in a lesser event at Fontwell (good) the following month; not the most obvious answer today but worth keeping an eye on with the future in mind.

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7th

9

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Warwick

Whispering Gold

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Behind Flight Of Freedom when sixth in Cheltenham bumper in April then was placed in a lesser event at Fontwell (good) the following month; not the most obvious answer today but worth keeping an eye on with the future in mind.

20/1

3rd

7

10th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

20:15 Fontwell

Whispering Gold

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Nearly 4l behind Mays Hill on debut at Lingfield (AW) in December and safely held in good-quality events at Ascot and Cheltenham since; has her sights lowered today, though, and is not ruled out each-way.

16/1

6th

15

20th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 2

17:00 Cheltenham

Whispering Gold

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Stayed on for fourth on debut at Lingfield (AW) in December but then well held at Ascot when huge odds.

50/1

Form: 71- D

Last run: 178 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has good Flat pedigree and bettered her low-key bumper debut when coming from behind to win at Fakenham (soft) in April; that form isn't anything to get too excited about, though, and others have much stronger claims here.

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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

33/1

Form: 79351-

Last run: 174 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Belied 100-1 odds when third (just behind Little Miss Dante) in Huntingdon bumper (good to soft) in January but struggled on subsequent hurdle debut at Sedgefield and was very fortunate to win there in April (in remote third when left in front by final-flight chaos); looks vulnerable under penalty.

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2nd

4

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:05 Wetherby

Its Maisy

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Won on handicap debut at Market Rasen (2m7f, soft) in December and benefited from leader's final-flight fall to follow up at Catterick (3m1f, soft); beaten 16l when second at Southwell (3m, heavy) last time but the winner was ahead of the handicapper, and this mare may still have more to offer.

5/1

2nd

2

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell

Its Maisy

11st 13lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Step up to 2m7f paid off when she won on handicap debut at Market Rasen (soft) in December; aided by the leader's last-flight unseat at Catterick (3m1f, soft) in January but again did her best work late on to complete the double; up another 4lb but surely has more to give as a stayer; whether this will be a stiff enough test of stamina is a question but it's a weak race.

2/1

1st

8

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

12:45 Catterick

Its Maisy

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Gifted the race in a dramatic novice hurdle at Sedgefield (2m4f; only a poor third at the final flight) in April; soundly beaten on reappearance at Warwick (2m) but the step up to 2m7f paid off when she won on her handicap debut at Market Rasen (soft) last month; up 4lb but she produced a strong late burst last time and is open to more progress at staying trips; key player.

100/30

Form: P

Last run: 130 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

From a good jumping family (mainly for Pam Sly) but struggled on debut for Henry Oliver in May; now with new stable.

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0

7

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Warwick

Real Pieces

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

From a good jumping family (mainly for Pam Sly) but struggled on debut for Henry Oliver in May; now with new stable.

100/1

11

28th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

14:50 Uttoxeter

Real Pieces

10st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

Seventh foal; half-sister to six winners including Xcitations (useful 2m hurdle/chase), Actinpieces (useful 2m-3m1f hurdle/chase) and Mortens Leam (useful 2m3f-2m5f chase); watching brief is probably best.

25/1

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