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Andy Parker Memorial Mares’ “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 5f 55y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Andy Parker Memorial Mares’ “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.30
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 3417-

Last run: 203 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Won a Huntingdon Listed bumper last December; only outing since saw her pitched into Listed company again on her hurdle debut in April and she was tailed off; likely to do much better; tongue-strap on.

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4th

4

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

15:50 Cheltenham

Lilting Verse

11st 2lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Listed bumper winner on good ground last season but struggled when making hurdling debut in this race a year ago; returned from break with 6l win in Ludlow maiden (2m5f, good) in November but has not yet built on that performance (albeit on slower ground) and others here look stronger.

33/1

5th

7

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Lilting Verse

11st 3lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Listed bumper winner, beating Alfie's Princess; won comfortably over 2m5f at Ludlow (good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) before finishing a 15l fourth to Smiling Getaway back there in December (soft) when conceding 7lb to the winner; ran better than that losing margin suggests and she probably wants this forecast less taxing ground; regular mount of Connor Brace; possible.

16/1

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2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 6- BF

Last run: 264 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Irish point winner in February 2022; absent for a year before finishing sixth in an Ascot bumper (favourite); still retains potential and could be a threat to all now tackling hurdles for the first time.

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7

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Between Waters

11st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Easy Irish point winner; runner-up in a pair of 2m5f hurdles for mares at Ludlow and there's no doubt some improvement lurking now raised in distance for her handicap debut; interesting to see the level of confidence behind her.

7/2

2nd

5

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:25 Ludlow

Between Waters

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Easy Irish point winner who was very respectable sixth in Ascot bumper on rules debut in February and chased home Lilting Verse over C&D (good to soft) when switched to hurdling last month; 7lb better off with her old rival today and still has significant potential.

3/1

2nd

1

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

Between Waters

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Irish point winner in February 2022; absent for a year before finishing sixth in an Ascot bumper (favourite); still retains potential and could be a threat to all now tackling hurdles for the first time.

2/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Irish point winner in March and runner-up on last month's British/hurdle debut at Chepstow; sets the standard of those with hurdling form and likely to improve so not hard to put her high up the list.

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1st

5

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

20:15 Chepstow

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11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Irish point winner who won an Exeter maiden (2m, good to soft) in January and she bounced back with a fair third in a Chepstow handicap (2m3f, soft) 25 days ago; needs to find more progress but she shaped like a stayer last time and still has potential for top yard.

5/1

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

Form: 4-2

Last run: 173 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Better of two bumper efforts when second at Bangor in May; that form is modest and suspect a few will prove her superior on hurdle debut.

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1st

11

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Emma Hamilton

10st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Henry Daly

Second in a good-ground bumper; clear best of her three handicap runs was her keeping-on fourth at Taunton (3m, soft) in March, in between two appearances at about 2m5f (here latest); needs to build on that Taunton run too and has headgear first time.

9/1

8

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:35 Ludlow

Emma Hamilton

10st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Henry Daly

Well beaten on handicap debut in February but her keeping-on fourth at Taunton (3m, soft) last month was much more encouraging; she was over 6l behind Giulietta there, but is open to further progress and her bumper form suggests today's faster ground will suit.

9/2

4th

7

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Emma Hamilton

10st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Daly

Runner-up in a bumper last spring but hasn't shown a great deal since switched to hurdling, and was beaten about 47l when sixth on last month's handicap debut at Hereford (2m5f, soft); significant improvement needed.

10/1

Form: 244-

Last run: 195 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Consistent if fairly modest in bumpers last season; related to winning hurdlers but others appeal more; back from seven months off.

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4th

7

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Warwick

Lucky Rose

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Noel Williams

Bumper form was nothing to shout about and she was 33-1 when tailed off on hurdling debut at Ludlow.

50/1

5th

7

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

Lucky Rose

11st 6lb

J: James Davies

T: Noel Williams

Consistent if fairly modest in bumpers last season; related to winning hurdlers but others appeal more; back from seven months off.

20/1

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Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Three Irish point runs and the best of them when second in May (winner had shown nothing in three previous attempts); doubt the form is good enough to make her of interest on British/hurdling debut with tongue-strap on.

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3rd

6

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

14:05 Doncaster

Game Colours

11st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Runner-up in Irish mares' maiden point (3m, good) last May but pulled up at 66-1 on rules debut at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) in November; wind op since and needs to be an entirely different proposition today.

66/1

0

4

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

Game Colours

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

Three Irish point runs and the best of them when second in May (winner had shown nothing in three previous attempts); doubt the form is good enough to make her of interest on British/hurdling debut with tongue-strap on.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Improved with experience in Irish points, winning the latest in April (beat a subsequent winner but form could have worked out better); bought for £22,000; chasing pedigree so may need more time but worth market check.

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7

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:40 Hereford

Harrys Hope

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Minor Irish point winner; improved with each hurdle run until having to be pulled up on handicap debut at Doncaster (2m3f, soft); tongue-tie discarded; needs to show she can act on soft.

16/1

2

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

Harrys Hope

11st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

held up in rear

12/1

Form: 384-62

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third to Lilting Verse in a Listed Huntingdon bumper on her debut but didn't progress; second at the same track on last month's hurdle debut (four ran) and likely to need to improve considerably on that form.

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6

8th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

15:45 Kelso

Strong Belle

10st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Off the mark in a mares' maiden at Bangor last time (2m, heavy); has run well on good ground; worth considering.

8/1

1st

6

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 145y

Class 3

15:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Strong Belle

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Disputing the lead when falling at the final flight at Catterick (1m7f, soft) in December; backed up that improved show when second of seven at Wetherby (2m, soft; made most) and brings clearly the best hurdles form.

2/1

Form: 6-

Last run: 202 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £75,000 after winning an Irish point in February (winners have eventually emerged from it); not disgraced in an Exeter bumper two months later and could play a part now tackling hurdles.

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5th

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

16:25 Market Rasen

The Midwife

11st 4lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

25-1 winner over C&D in February (good to soft) but hasn't kicked on from there and others appeal more.

25/1

8th

10

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

The Midwife

11st 6lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Grace Harris

Sprang a 25-1 surprise at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) in February, when 5lb lower but the handicapper appears to have had her measure since.

25/1

6

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:30 Market Rasen

The Midwife

11st 7lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Grace Harris

Improved to make winning handicap debut over C&D (good to soft) in February; not in same form at Taunton last month but may have found 3m on soft ground too taxing there; no surprise if she bounces back here.

8/1

Form: 3-

Last run: 229 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Beaten 17l on her debut in a Newbury bumper in March but there were several subsequent winners among the 16 horses that finished behind her; likely good candidate now sent over hurdles.

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11

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

Girls In Skirts

11st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Beaten 17l on her debut in a Newbury bumper in March but there were several subsequent winners among the 16 horses that finished behind her; likely good candidate now sent over hurdles.

11/2

3rd

17

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 2

15:50 Newbury

Girls In Skirts

10st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

9,000euros foal, £20,000 3yo; first foal; dam unraced sister to bumper/smart hurdle winner One Track Mind, is granddaughter of half-sister to One Man; one of three newcomers for the yard; market useful.

16/1

Form: 45

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Point winner; well beaten on both hurdle starts.

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8

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

14:56 Bangor-on-Dee

Lean On Me

10st 4lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Stuart Edmunds

Point winner; beaten at least 30l in three runs over hurdles (2m3f-2m5f) but she now makes her handicap debut off a basement mark; not without a chance, especially if the market speaks in her favour.

8/1

0

12

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

Lean On Me

11st 5lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Point winner; well beaten on both hurdle starts.

100/1

5th

7

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Lean On Me

10st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Stuart Edmunds

Changed hands for £12,000 after winning a small-field British point (3m, soft); 11-2 for recent hurdling debut here and she ended up a remote last of the four; one of three runners for the yard.

33/1

Form: 60-24

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Her second in a bumper and last month's fourth on hurdle debut are both modest pieces of form; stable has better claims with Girls In Skirts.

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13

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

Vivid Pink

11st 5lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alan King

Her second in a bumper and last month's fourth on hurdle debut are both modest pieces of form; stable has better claims with Girls In Skirts.

33/1

4th

8

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:25 Exeter

Vivid Pink

11st 1lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

No match for the promising winner in her final bumper at Market Rasen (good to soft) and the RPR of 85 is nothing to shout about; entitled to improve for hurdling, however.

11/4

Form: 39-

Last run: 195 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Third in a bumper on her debut in April but well held later that month; might do better now hurdling (dam was a very smart performer).

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5th

4

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

12:55 Newcastle

Young At Heart

11st 1lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

disputed lead early, soon raced in second, pressed leader when not fluent and flashed tail 7th

3/1

12

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Young At Heart

11st 1lb

T: Lucy Wadham

9

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Fakenham

Young At Heart

11st 5lb

T: Lucy Wadham

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