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16:50 Fontwell

Good To Soft

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  • 2m 3f 49y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

Form: 26423-

Last run: 205 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Just missed out at Warwick (2m, soft) before giving another good account when third in another novice at Ludlow (2m, soft); the winner of that latest race has gone on to better things; an interesting handicap debutante over a trip that looks sure to benefit.

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2nd

2

27th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 3

15:00 Wincanton

Gaye Legacy

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Thorough stayer who was very willing in beating a big field at Newbury (3m, soft) in January and she got going all too late at Doncaster (Listed race on soft; after 5lb rise); might be ridden more positively here to exploit her assured stamina.

9/2

5th

6

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

15:10 Doncaster

Gaye Legacy

11st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Has form figures of 1221 since upped to 2m7f/3m (maiden previously), proving game in a big-field mares' handicap at Newbury (soft) most recently; improving and looks well worth her place in this higher grade; rock-solid contender.

5/1

1st

10

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Gaye Legacy

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

midfield on inner

6/1

OUR TIP

Abandoned

Form: 40-323

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Continues to race keenly, as when a fading third over 2m in her final maiden at Market Rasen; will need to be more amenable to restraint now sent over further but the ability is there.

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4th

3

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Our Nel

11st 9lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Good start to chasing career when third behind two next-time-out winners at Fakenham (2m5f, soft) in December; was on the retreat when falling back at 2m2f here in early February (good ground no excuse) but hard to rule out.

4/1

2

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Our Nel

11st 10lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

Low-mileage 6yo who made pretty good start to chasing career when third behind two next-time-out winners at Fakenham (2m5f, soft) in December; should also be suited by today's trip-and-ground combination; good chance.

3/1

Abandoned

Form: /P158- D

Last run: 182 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Sprung a 20-1 surprise at Ffos Las (2m4f, good) in March when contesting her third handicap; beaten in the region of 13l in 3m/2m5f handicaps since then and now has to get back on track.

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9

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

18:25 Taunton

Atjima

10st 8lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Has lost her way since last March's Ffos Las win on good ground off this mark; hasn't had those conditions since but she was reluctant to line up on her reappearance and then pulled up next time.

25/1

3

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:00 Hereford

Atjima

11st 7lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Surprise winner at Ffos Las (2m4f, good) in March but hasn't threatened to win again and she was reluctant to line up when tailed off after a break at Taunton.

16/1

11th

12

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

16:05 Taunton

Atjima

10st 12lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Displayed sudden jolt of improvement to cause 20-1 surprise at Ffos Las (2m4f, good) in March, her third handicap, but was safely held on final two starts last season (3m/2m5f) and needs to kick on again here.

20/1

Form: -3052P BF

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Aided by addition of cheekpieces during the summer and was second to an improver at Bangor (2m3f, good) before failing to give her running here over 2m5f; would have something to prove on ground slower than good but has form claims.

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9

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:55 Southwell

Sinurita

10st 8lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

Second at Bangor (2m3f, good) last August but only one echo of that in her three starts since; unraced under rules beyond an extended 2m5f.

16/1

10th

6

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:45 Taunton

Sinurita

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Neil Mulholland

Second to an improver at Bangor in August (2m3f, good); dropped out tamely when favourite next time and did something similar at Fakenham 17 days ago (2m4f); now has questions to answer.

11/2

4th

6

13th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

14:40 Fakenham

Sinurita

11st 2lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Neil Mulholland

Had few chances and put up an improved show when second of ten to an improver at Bangor in August (2m3f, good); weakened quickly and pulled up next time, though (favourite), so has some questions to answer.

4/1

Form: 733-4

Last run: 166 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Third in two maidens before performing to a similar level when a never-dangerous fourth on her handicap debut at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft; 15-2); patiently ridden there and no doubt capable of better again.

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5

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

16:25 Leicester

Bushtucker Park

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Had been in good form without winning in handicaps until pulled up at Bangor (23f) in December; he needs to get back on track.

10/1

0

3

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

14:56 Bangor-on-Dee

Bushtucker Park

11st 9lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Ended up with plenty to do and was hampered late on at Warwick last time; previous fourth at Market Rasen reads quite well in the context of this race; this longer trip should be in her favour; more solid than some.

5/2

Form: P-3327 BF

Last run: 94 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Bumped into an improver over C&D in June and when disappointing as favourite at Stratford she was reported to have bled; remains a maiden but there are races in her off this mark.

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Form: 664-U3

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Didn't show a great deal in maidens and when third on her handicap debut at Newton Abbot (2m5f, soft) she was beaten nearly a distance; has to improve.

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1st

6

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:55 Stratford

Harthill

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: David Dennis

Seven-race maiden who has not finished closer than 19l to a winner; may have needed the run at Newton Abbot (2m5f, soft) on her return last month but she needs a transformation back at this trip.

25/1

3rd

7

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

17:15 Newton Abbot

Harthill

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: David Dennis

prominent, weakened after 3 out

10/1

Form: /6FPP-

Last run: 217 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in bumpers but has looked limited over hurdles and failed to complete her three handicaps; others are much preferred.

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9th

11

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

13:20 Huntingdon

Sallyann

10st 3lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Nick Gifford

Failed to complete in most runs last term; managed to get round at Wincanton (2m4f) on reappearance but needs to improve on that bare form.

25/1

5th

8

19th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Sallyann

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Nick Gifford

took keen hold, led, headed before 2 out, weakened approaching last

50/1

Abandoned

Form: 5F56-

Last run: 182 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Still early days but will need to run better than when beaten 23l on her handicap debut at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft; 18-1) in April.

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8th

12

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:40 Hereford

Damask

10st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Tom Symonds

Consistent in handicaps this spring, making the frame for the third consecutive time when close up over C&D (good to soft; handles heavy) 18 days ago; likely to have a say again.

7/1

3rd

13

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

16:02 Hereford

Damask

10st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Ten-race maiden; made the frame on both starts last month, more recently when third of 14 here (2m5f, soft), but needs to find something extra today; 1lb out of the handicap.

12/1

3rd

11

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:00 Hereford

Damask

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Off a reduced mark she ran her best race yet when coming from off the pace to finish a close fourth at Ffos Las (2m, heavy); has a longer trip on drying ground this time but now has a platform on which to build.

12/1

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Verdict

The most interesting runner is GAYE LEGACY (nap), who brings momentum into handicaps and there’s good reason to believe she will be seen to better effect over this longer distance. Our Nel will need to settle better if she’s to last home, but Sinurita (second choice) and Miss Fedora are respected as neither gave their true running last time.[Alistair Jones]

Selections

POSTDATA:

Our Nel

RP RATINGS:

Bushtucker Park

SPOTLIGHT:

Gaye Legacy

Daily Mail:

Sinurita

TOPSPEED:

Bushtucker Park

D Express:

Bushtucker Park

Daily Mirror:

Bushtucker Park

The Star:

Bushtucker Park

The Times:

Gaye Legacy

WEST COUNTRY:

Our Nel

Telegraph:

Our Nel

The Guardian:

Our Nel

The Sun:

Our Nel

Daily Record:

Our Nel