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16:05 Ludlow

Good To Soft

Vera Davies Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 5f 55y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
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Vera Davies Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

25/1 (Won)

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-sister to useful jumper Rosmuc Relay; shaped with significant promise when fourth of ten on Irish point debut in April (yielding to soft); should have a future under rules.

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8th

11

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Victoria Milano

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Alastair Ralph

led, soon clear, reduced lead after 2nd, mistake 4th

66/1

1st

6

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

15:40 Sandown

Victoria Milano

11st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Alastair Ralph

4l winner of a novice hurdle at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) in October on rules debut; drew 16l clear of the third when second of eight at Warwick (2m3f, soft) three months later, giving Either Or something to think about and that rival runs in the Listed race here at 2.30; clear form pick.

5/4

Form: 1

Last run: 160 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Easily won small-field point bumper for Bradley Gibbs in March and created good impression when winning good-ground rules bumper at Aintree in May; now with Warren Greatrex; likely contender on rules debut.

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5th

12

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Saunton Surf

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Warren Greatrex

Market leader for both her bumpers, initially a point version and then at Aintree; came from well off the pace to be second of 16 on hurdling debut at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) and it was her first time on soft ground when a one-paced fifth at Newcastle (2m4f); remains of interest.

12/1

5th

11

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

12:05 Newcastle

Saunton Surf

11st 1lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Joined Warren Greatrex after quite impressive Aintree bumper win (good ground) on rules debut in May and came from the rear for creditable second on last month's stable/hurdle debut at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft); major player here if handling the slower ground.

3/1

2nd

14

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:05 Ludlow

Saunton Surf

10st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Easily won small-field point bumper for Bradley Gibbs in March and created good impression when winning good-ground rules bumper at Aintree in May; now with Warren Greatrex; likely contender on rules debut.

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Came good in points at fourth attempt, beating 15 rivals in good-ground maiden at Buckfastleigh in March; bought for £10,000 the following month; makes rules debut today.

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3

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:32 Chepstow

Melusine De Pail

11st 13lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Noel Williams

Raced mainly on good/good to soft; 3m point winner; placed in all three attempts over hurdles (2m3f-2m5f) and the form has a good deal of substance, solid second (split subsequent scorers) at Hereford most recently; looks favourably treated and Alice Stevens takes off 5lb; interesting handicap debutante.

7/2

2nd

6

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

13:58 Hereford

Melusine De Pail

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Noel Williams

Came good in points at the fourth attempt (last March) and bought for £10,000; rallied strongly for third of 16 in novice hurdle at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) in October and her second of ten to an easy Skelton-trained winner at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) five weeks ago confirmed she has significant ability; that's easily the best form in this field.

13/8

2nd

4

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:55 Lingfield

Melusine De Pail

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Noel Williams

Came good in points at fourth attempt, in good-ground maiden at Buckfastleigh in March; bought for £10,000 the following month; third of 16 when 28-1 for novice hurdle at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) five weeks ago was promising, particularly as she rallied strongly after being hampered in the mayhem turning for home; major player.

5/1

Form: 8-2

Last run: 170 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a close relative of high-class jumper Oscar Whiskey; too green to do herself justice on bumper debut in February but fared much better when close second here (good to soft) in May; enters calculations on hurdling debut.

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6

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:40 Ludlow

Time In The Sun

10st 13lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Henry Daly

Lightly raced; on her two visits here she's gone close in a bumper and finished fourth of 16 in a novice hurdle; blew out at Market Rasen but firmly back on track when pulling clear with a rejuvenated Nicholls mare at Wincanton (2m5f) and she promises to be well served by this longer trip now making handicap debut; unraced on worse than good to soft but it's unlikely to inconvenience.

7/1

2nd

13

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Time In The Sun

11st 2lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Henry Daly

Went close in a bumper at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) last May on her second start and again showed promise when fourth of 16 on hurdle debut there (2m5f, good to soft) in October; flopped at Market Rasen, however, and others have stronger credentials.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to smart jumpers Royal Regatta and Three Musketeers; bought by David Dennis for £30,000 after winning a slow-ground Irish point in May 2021.

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5th

8

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:05 Ludlow

Sparkling Bird

11st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: David Dennis

Out of a half-sister to smart jumpers Royal Regatta and Three Musketeers; bought by David Dennis for £30,000 after winning a slow-ground Irish point in May 2021.

25/1

11

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

13:30 Huntingdon

Sparkling Bird

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

Bought for £30,000 after winning a 3m Irish point on soft/heavy in May 2021; the form could have worked out a lot better.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Seventh foal; half-sister to useful jumper So Scottish and a winning jumper in France; dam French 2m1f hurdle/chase winner; with a good stable but is the only runner with no experience.

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9th

3

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Ann DArabie

11st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Represents major stable but soundly beaten in both outings (2m5f/2m); looks likely to be more interesting in handicaps shortly.

33/1

9th

1

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:05 Lingfield

Ann DArabie

11st 3lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

towards rear

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a bumper-winning half-sister to useful jumper Thomas Brown; close second in seven-runner point bumper on debut in April; it's hard to gauge what that form is worth but she evidently has some ability.

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5th

4

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Huntingdon

Sammys Guarantee

11st 8lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Improved to win at Doncaster (2m. good to soft) in January; stepped up on that when second on handicap debut at Hereford (2m3f, soft); fell at Chepstow only eight days ago but considered on the earlier form.

3/1

3

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 3

15:00 Chepstow

Sammys Guarantee

11st 8lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Black Sam Bellamy mare who has been greatly improved since undergoing breathing surgery, landing 2m Doncaster novice before posting an excellent second of seven in 2m4f Hereford handicap three weeks ago; player despite taking a 3lb rise.

11/2

2nd

1

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Sammys Guarantee

12st 1lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Showed the benefit of a wind op when comfortably beating short-odds favourite in Doncaster novice (2m, good to soft) last month, her fourth start over hurdles; not sure to be suited by the slower ground on today's handicap debut but could easily have further improvement to come.

5/2

Form: 00-5

Last run: 151 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed only minor promise when well-held fifth on hurdling debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in May; stable has more obvious chance with Saunton Surf here.

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2nd

7

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:30 Catterick

Crimson Ruby

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Unexposed mare; didn't show a great deal in three bumpers; well-beaten second behind an easy odds-on winner (who went on to complete a hat-trick next time) at Uttoxeter on latest start (2m, heavy); half-sister to a 2m5f winner so should improve for this longer trip on handicap debut.

12/1

2nd

6

18th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:37 Uttoxeter

Crimson Ruby

10st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Showed only minor promise when well-held fifth here (2m4f, good) on hurdling debut in May and was in rear throughout at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) last month.

66/1

8th

3

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:05 Ludlow

Crimson Ruby

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Showed only minor promise when well-held fifth on hurdling debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in May; stable has more obvious chance with Saunton Surf here.

50/1

Form: 5

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in two Irish points last season but struggled on recent stable/hurdle debut (2m3f) and is probably one for further down the line.

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2nd

7

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:00 Hereford

Caught A Vibe

10st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

Placed in Irish points; signs of progress in her last two hurdles, getting closer when beaten 18l at Fakenham (2m, soft; 3lb higher); weakened late on that day having made her ground from off the pace but today's longer trip shouldn't be an issue given pointing background.

7/1

4th

6

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:10 Fakenham

Caught A Vibe

10st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

Struggled on first three hurdling starts but her fifth at Hereford (2m3f, good) was a lot more encouraging and her Irish point form offers hope that she can make further progress under rules; handicap debut.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 10-

Last run: 196 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a useful jumper and justified favouritism with 9l win on bumper debut at Warwick (good) in February; well beaten in Grade 2 Aintree bumper in April but remains a good prospect for novice hurdles.

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3rd

4

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:25 Ludlow

Baby Sage

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Bumper winner; came to grief at first flight on seasonal/hurdle debut in October but her clear second at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) last month was a good effort and she features prominently in calculations here.

5/1

2nd

1

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

13:05 Market Rasen

Baby Sage

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, headway after 3 out, went second approaching last, ran green run-in, kept on but no chance with winner final 110yds

4/1

0

1

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:05 Ludlow

Baby Sage

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Out of a useful jumper and justified favouritism with 9l win on bumper debut at Warwick (good) in February; well beaten in Grade 2 Aintree bumper in April but remains a good prospect for novice hurdles.

5/2

Form: 52

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Joined Fergal O'Brien after winning an Irish point in February and began rules career with two encouraging runs in bumpers; likely to make her mark over hurdles in due course but others in this field appeal more.

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4th

4

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:20 Doncaster

Faha Belle

11st 12lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Fergal O’Brien

Irish maiden point winner last February; needs overall improvement on this handicap debut but the marked step up in trip holds possibilities.

8/1

4th

12

16th Dec 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

12:25 Hereford

Faha Belle

10st 7lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Fergal O’Brien

In front before coming to grief on turn for home on hurdling debut at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) in October but managed only a midfield finish against own sex at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) last month and will need to improve here.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Took eight attempts to win an Irish maiden point but did so on yielding ground in May, after which she changed hands for £16,000; fitted with tongue-tie for today's rules debut; market may point the way.

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5th

9

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Friars Island Lady

10st 12lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Sam Thomas

Winner of the latest of eight Irish points; minor hurdle form for new yard so far and looks to be working her way towards handicaps; hood added to tongue-tie.

20/1

4th

4

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:55 Wincanton

Friars Island Lady

11st 2lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Sam Thomas

Took eight attempts to win an Irish maiden point and then changed hands for £16,000; tongue tied for rules debut at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) but proved weak in the market and duly struggled; had a wind op since.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sister to multiple French Grade 1 hurdle winner Galop Marin; placed in all three Irish points last year and was bought for £60,000 in January; no surprise if she features on rules debut.

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3

17th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:50 Wincanton

Kits Coty

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

It wasn't a strong maiden hurdle for mares that she won at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) but impressed with her finishing effort there; will stay further but sticks to the same trip for handicap debut and looks sure to go well; unraced on heavy but fine on soft.

100/30

1st

6

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:28 Hereford

Kits Coty

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Placed in all three Irish points in 2022 and was bought for £60,000; hampered when running well on hurdles debut and her fourth of ten at Exeter (2m2f, good to soft) in November is the best hurdles form in this line-up.

4/1

4th

6

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:25 Exeter

Kits Coty

11st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Placed in all three Irish points last year and was bought for £60,000; was still moving well when hampered and unseating on the home turn in a 2m5f novice at Ludlow; clearly has plenty of ability.

7/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of an unraced half-sister to stable's very smart hurdler Younevercall; pulled up on last year's Irish point debut but returned from break with slow-ground win in January and changed hands for £72,000 soon afterwards; interesting.

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6th

10

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Von Hallers

11st 3lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

in touch with leaders, outpaced 3 out, weakened 2 out

50/1

14

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Von Hallers

11st 2lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Won an Irish point in January and bought for £72,000 soon afterwards; had been headed when hampered and unseating before three out on hurdling debut at Ludlow (Saunton Surf runner-up) and then ran no race at Exeter (2m7f, good to soft) when tried in a tongue-tie; it could be that she's yet to do herself justice under rules.

20/1

0

5

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

12:55 Exeter

Von Hallers

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Kim Bailey

Out of an unraced half-sister to the stable's very smart hurdler Younevercall; won an Irish point in January and bought for £72,000 soon afterwards; 15-2 for 16-runner novice hurdle at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) one month ago and made most but she'd been headed when hampered and unseating before three out; now tongue tied; early days and she's worth a market check.

9/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought by Neil King for £15,000 after keeping-on second in good-ground Irish point on debut in May; makes rules debut in a competitive race but is another with possibilities.

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5

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:35 Huntingdon

Little Talks

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Neil King

prominent

10/1

4th

4

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:40 Fakenham

Little Talks

11st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

raced in second, lost position 3 out, weakened before 2 out

6/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Built upon her encouraging Irish point debut when quickening clear to win by 7l on slow ground in April; bought for £40,000 in May; makes rules debut with stable enjoying a very good spell.

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0

15

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:05 Ludlow

Star Of Hoiho

10st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Built upon her encouraging Irish point debut when quickening clear to win by 7l on slow ground in April; bought for £40,000 in May; makes rules debut with stable enjoying a very good spell.

12/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Baby Sage

LAMBOURN:

Saunton Surf

POSTDATA:

Faha Belle

WEST COUNTRY:

Von Hallers

The Star:

Friars Island Lady

Daily Mirror:

Saunton Surf

Daily Record:

Saunton Surf

The Guardian:

Faha Belle

The Times:

Baby Sage

Daily Mail:

Baby Sage

D Express:

Baby Sage

The Sun:

Baby Sage

Telegraph:

Von Hallers