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Chepstow Construction Equipment EBF Mares’ “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (EBF Mares’ Series) (GBB)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 3f 100y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Chepstow Construction Equipment EBF Mares’ “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (EBF Mares’ Series) (GBB)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 28-

Last run: 183 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner (soft to heavy) who was second in Listed Huntingdon bumper (good) on rules debut in December; safely held in Grade 2 Aintree bumper in April but still a good prospect for novice hurdles.

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2nd

6

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Alfies Princess

11st 7lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Sam Thomas

Irish point winner who was second to Lilting Verse in a Listed bumper last season; won her first two over hurdles and posted her best RPR yet when a 17l third in a 2m4f handicap at Sandown the last time; back against her own sex now but off just a 1lb lower mark.

12/1

3rd

3

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

13:25 Sandown

Alfies Princess

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Can front-run; Irish point winner; second in a Listed bumper last season and made a good start over hurdles with novice wins at Chepstow (near 2m4f, soft) and Exeter (2m2f, good to soft); put in her place in Listed novice event at Haydock (2m3f, heavy) six weeks ago but that was improved form; needs better still on this handicap debut.

12/1

5th

1

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 1

12:55 Haydock

Alfies Princess

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Irish point winner on testing ground; second in a Listed bumper last season and has made a good start over hurdles with novice wins at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) and Exeter (2m2f, good to soft); capable of better and respected.

6/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Out of a well-connected mare and was bought for £120,000 soon after winning soft-ground Irish point on debut in March; likely contender on today's rules debut.

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3rd

7

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:55 Chepstow

Florencethemachine

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Irish point winner who came good under rules with front-running success in Exeter maiden (2m, good to soft) in January; flopped badly when favourite for last month's handicap debut but remains open to significant further progress if all is well.

5/1

7th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

14:25 Newbury

Florencethemachine

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won her sole Irish point; jumping cost her on second start over hurdles and still had room for improvement when she justified 8-11 favouritism in maiden at Exeter (2m, good to soft) one month ago; early days, so she could be capable of the progress which is needed on this handicap debut.

5/2

1st

6

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:45 Exeter

Florencethemachine

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won sole Irish point; stuck on well on hurdle debut at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) when taking second to one who has improved since but a slightly haphazard round of jumping followed at Ludlow in November when losing her chance with a blunder two out; capable of upping her game.

5/2

12/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 62-

Last run: 184 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed on Irish point debut last November and bettered low-key rules debut when second in Southwell bumper (good to soft) in April, despite racing too freely; ought to make further progress over hurdles.

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12

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Endless Supply

10st 13lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Similar chance to Alfie's Princess on their domination of an Exeter race in November (2m2f, good to soft) and unlikely that she was seen to best effect on heavy when turned over at odds-on at Uttoxeter just before Christmas; rested since and might not be badly handicapped.

16/1

2nd

2

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

Class 4

12:00 Uttoxeter

Endless Supply

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Placed on both hurdling starts, more recently when clear second to useful mare at Exeter (2m2f, good to soft) last month; will be hard to beat here if suited by today's trip-and-ground combination.

2/5

2nd

5

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:25 Exeter

Endless Supply

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield, disputing third after 6th, pressed leader 2 out, kept on until no extra inside final 110yds

3/1

Form: 45214-

Last run: 183 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Delivered on earlier promise when winning Ascot bumper (good to soft) in February then was very creditable fourth of 20 in Grade 2 at Aintree festival in April; not bred for hurdling but still commands respect.

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1st

1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:57 Hereford

Politacus

12st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

in touch with leaders, not fluent 3rd, steady headway 4 out, pressed leader before 2 out, led and ridden when hung left on turn before last, kept on well final 110yds

Evs

1st

5

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:50 Huntingdon

Politacus

11st 10lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Useful bumper mare last season (won at Ascot, fourth at Aintree); hasn't been quite as effective over hurdles, but starts handicapping on a good mark; up in trip with a tongue-tie tried; interesting.

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Out of an unraced sister to high-class jumper Time For Rupert; easily won good-ground Irish point in May and was bought for £32,000 soon afterwards; interesting to see how she fares on this rules debut.

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2nd

11

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

17:05 Musselburgh

Similar Story

10st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Stuart Coltherd

Couple of encouraging runs in mares' novice races but has been beaten 40l (2m2f) and 23l (3m, again heavy) in her two handicaps; soft ground could be more to her liking and she wouldn't be exposed just yet.

14/1

5th

2

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:45 Ayr

Similar Story

12st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Point winner whose hurdles form includes an eyecatching effort at Kelso (2m) on penultimate start; gives the impression (backed up by pedigree) she'll be suited by this first crack at 3m under rules; still unexposed and looks interesting.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 203- BF

Last run: 204 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Placed in two of her three bumpers last season, latterly when third of ten here (soft) in March; almost certainly needs to improve to win this on hurdling debut but the step up in trip is likely to suit.

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0

5

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

14:40 Fontwell

Bethka

11st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Ability in bumpers and found plenty of improvement from her comeback run to finish a staying-on fourth at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) when just over 4l behind Stuti; gives the impression that she's going to stay further than this; handles soft.

13/2

4th

2

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

13:05 Market Rasen

Bethka

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

held up in rear

14/1

Form: P5-

Last run: 196 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Had excuse when pulled up on bumper debut (lost action) and travelled well for a long way when fifth of 13 at Wetherby (soft) in March; can improve again over hurdles this season but others appeal more.

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5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:40 Chepstow

Kosasiempre

11st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Unexposed after only four hurdling starts but dropped out of contention on home turn on handicap debut at Southwell (2m4f, soft) six weeks ago; chance depends on combination of wind surgery and first-time tongue-tie aiding her finishing effort here.

14/1

1

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell

Kosasiempre

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Failed to threaten in bumpers and on her three hurdle starts, and improvement is needed on handicap debut; however, there's potential in her pedigree and her trainer is in tremendous form; one to consider.

9/2

8th

7

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:05 Lingfield

Kosasiempre

11st 3lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

in touch with leaders

25/1

Form: 5-

Last run: 197 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Out of unraced sister to smart bumper/jumps winner The Tullow Tank; with a top stable but showed only minor promise when fifth of seven in soft-ground Warwick bumper in March.

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6th

12

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Elle Est Beau

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 5th

6/1

6th

9

27th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 3

15:00 Wincanton

Elle Est Beau

10st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Lightly raced mare; in her first handicap she was third behind last week's clear Newbury second Pretending and back at Sandown two months ago (2m4f, soft) she held every chance when capsizing at the final flight; up 2lb but looks a handicap winner waiting to happen, though stamina has to be taken on trust now going beyond 2m4f for the first time.

9/4

0

13

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:10 Sandown

Elle Est Beau

10st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Lightly raced and comfortably her best form yet when third in a small-field handicap over C&D in early December (heavy); dropped 2lb for that and yet was only just over 5l away; can progress some more.

11/2

Form: 63-

Last run: 168 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Took good step forward from underwhelming debut when placed in Southwell bumper (good to soft) for Oliver Sherwood in April; should have more to offer over hurdles for new stable this season.

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0

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: 0-

Last run: 254 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Joined Joe Tizzard after finishing second in heavy-ground point bumper last November; well beaten when switched to hurdling in February (2m) and probably best watched here.

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3rd

5

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:08 Wincanton

CEst Bleu

10st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Runner-up in point bumper but precious little to show for three runs over hurdles (on soft and good to soft), the latest after wind surgery; goes chasing with an awful lot to prove but this is her handicap debut.

8/1

3

(6)

28th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

CEst Bleu

9st 11lb

J: Joe Bradnam

T: Joe Tizzard

Finished second in point bumper; holds poor claims on her hurdles form; dam's side suggests this code will suit her better.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Second in two of her four Irish points, more recently when beaten only by a neck in 18-runner race on yielding ground in April; bought for £16,000 in May; market may guide on rules debut.

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13

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:00 Hereford

Lady Corrib

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Close second in two Irish points but has shown next to nothing in four non-handicaps over hurdles and she's 15lb out of the weights here; unless transformed by the visor she's very much up against it.

25/1

0

13

16th Dec 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

12:25 Hereford

Lady Corrib

10st 7lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Evan Williams

Close second in two Irish points this year but a well-beaten outsider on all three hurdling starts this autumn, the latest over C&D.

100/1

8th

9

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

12:20 Hereford

Lady Corrib

10st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Close second in two Irish points this year but a well-beaten outsider on both hurdling starts this autumn.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Dominated Irish point from the front in April 2022, after which she changed hands for £17,000; this rules debut comes after a 543-day absence; considered only if lively in the betting.

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0

13

4th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 3

14:40 Ascot

Near Dark

10st 7lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Alexandra Dunn

Won an Irish point in early 2022 but wasn't seen again until three weeks ago when pulled up in a maiden hurdle at Chepstow for which she was 125-1; instantly opposable on the back of that.

100/1

0

9

13th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

15:58 Chepstow

Near Dark

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Alexandra Dunn

took keen hold, towards rear

20/1

Form: 2-7

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Irish point winner in November 2022; second in run-of-the-mill Hereford maiden (2m3f, good) on hurdle debut in February but well beaten when back in action at Bangor last week.

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8th

14

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Shiroccosmagicbaby

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Lightly raced 7yo mare who made quite promising chase debut when third of five at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy; first-time tongue-tie) last month; needs to build on that performance here but has possibilities if the different trip-and-ground combination suits.

6/1

3rd

1

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

14:15 Ffos Las

Shiroccosmagicbaby

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Won soft-ground Irish point in November 2022 and made promising start to rules career when second in Hereford maiden hurdle (2m3f, good) last season; well beaten on all three hurdling starts this term, the latest her handicap debut in November, but still worth a glance in the betting before today's chasing debut; tongue-tie fitted.

12/1

10th

6

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:20 Ludlow

Shiroccosmagicbaby

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

Irish point winner who made a promising start over hurdles when runner-up at Hereford (2m3f, good) in February but she's struggled in both runs this season; still lightly raced but needs a transformation on her handicap debut.

10/1

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Selections

POSTDATA:

Politacus

SPOTLIGHT:

Florencethemachine

LAMBOURN:

Jersey Gem

The Guardian:

Endless Supply

WEST COUNTRY:

Politacus

The Times:

Politacus

Daily Mail:

Politacus

Daily Mirror:

Politacus

The Sun:

Politacus

Telegraph:

Florencethemachine

The Star:

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Daily Record:

Florencethemachine