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Sportvision Stadia & Event Branding Mares’ Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 4f 62y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Sportvision Stadia & Event Branding Mares’ Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

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6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 414- C

Last run: 243 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Won soft-ground course bumper on Boxing Day and was fourth of 14 in quite valuable series final at Kelso (soft) in March; makes hurdling debut after eight-month absence but still considered.

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9th

8

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

Blue Baloo

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Bumper winner who scored on hurdle debut at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) last November; soundly beaten the next twice but this lightly raced 6yo may fare better now up in trip on handicap debut; not ruled out.

5/1

4th

2

5th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:32 Carlisle

Blue Baloo

11st 9lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

led

10/1

12/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 5-365

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Kept on steadily for respectable fifth on recent hurdling debut at Ayr (2m, good to soft), where the ride she was given attracted the stewards' attention; open to improvement but will need to take a fairly big step forward to trouble the principals here.

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2nd

9

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

12:05 Newcastle

Bishop Hill

11st 1lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Kept on steadily for respectable fifth on recent hurdling debut at Ayr (2m, good to soft), where the ride she was given attracted the stewards' attention; open to improvement but will need to take a fairly big step forward to trouble the principals here.

12/1

5th

8

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:32 Ayr

Bishop Hill

10st 7lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear

20/1

13/8

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 8172-2

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Point/bumper winner who made good start to hurdling career when clear second at Hexham (2m, heavy) a fortnight ago; ought to be suited by today's longer trip and has a major role to play.

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3rd

3

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Chosen Hero

11st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

Won a Chepstow novice (2m, heavy) in first-time cheekpieces but then ran a very laboured race on her handicap debut at Exeter; she's better than that and well treated on some form.

13/2

4

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:33 Exeter

Chosen Hero

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

Point and bumper winner who got off the mark at the fourth attempt over hurdles in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Chepstow (2m, heavy) last month; could play another leading role on this handicap debut.

7/2

Form: 9445-4

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Displayed significant promise in bumpers towards end of last season and also when fourth on last month's hurdling debut at Hexham (2m, soft); contests a deeper race here but is open to improvement over the longer trip.

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6th

3

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:45 Ayr

Carrigeen Kali

11st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Weakened quickly in Kelso novice last month and needs to put that performance behind her but wasn't beaten far when fourth on first two hurdling starts (2m/2m4f, both on soft) and moves into handicaps with potential.

8/1

0

7

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:20 Kelso

Carrigeen Kali

10st 13lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Rallied for 8l fourth in mares' maiden hurdle at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) in November and today's extra yardage could prompt some improvement; however, she's 0-6 and there's a suspicion others have greater potential.

12/1

Form: 12

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 4-6

Last run: 197 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Half-sister to useful Irish jumper Brampton Belle; not beaten far in two bumpers in the spring (soft/good to soft) and should have a future over hurdles but others in this line-up look stronger.

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6th

7

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

12:05 Newcastle

Perfect Poli

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Iain Jardine

Half-sister to useful Irish jumper Brampton Belle; not beaten far in two bumpers in the spring (soft/good to soft) and should have a future over hurdles but others in this line-up look stronger.

25/1

6th

13

10th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

17:35 Kelso

Perfect Poli

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

£25,000 3yo and well related; raced freely but still finished fourth of 13 at Wetherby (soft) and only beaten about 12l; should improve.

7/1

Form: 3534

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Not beaten far in three run-of-the-mill mares' bumpers during the summer (good/good to soft) but lacked fluency when well-held fourth on hurdling debut at Hexham (2m4f, good) in September; tongue-tie left off here.

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4th

4

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

16:10 Newcastle

Rorys Story

10st 2lb

J: John Kington

T: Tristan Davidson

took keen hold, in rear

33/1

0

7

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:15 Ayr

Rorys Story

11st 8lb

J: John Kington

T: Tristan Davidson

Placed in two of her three bumpers, but has shown little in three starts over hurdles; needs the switch to a handicap to help galvanise her.

16/1

9th

11

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

11:50 Ayr

Rorys Story

10st 9lb

J: John Kington

T: Tristan Davidson

Displayed some ability in bumpers but she's been beaten soundly beaten on both hurdle starts and improvement is needed.

25/1

Form: P

Last run: 86 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Unplaced in all four Irish points in the spring and was struggling from fairly early stage in Worcester maiden hurdle (2m4f, good to soft) on stable debut in August.

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4

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

13:05 Catterick

Hollywood Harmon

11st 5lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Sam England

0-4 in points and 0-4 over hurdles, albeit looked a non-stayer in 3m1f handicap on soft ground here (eventually pulled up) most recently; may improve back down in distance with hood applied.

25/1

0

5

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

12:45 Catterick

Hollywood Harmon

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Well held in her three completed starts in Irish points and she's not shown a great deal in three hurdle runs (at around 2m4f) since August; this is more realistic but she needs a transformation upped to this trip on handicap debut.

16/1

Form: 42/

Last run: 644 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Made the frame in two Fontwell bumpers for Jamie Snowden (good/soft), and the form of her latter run (against males) has worked out well; makes stable/hurdle debut after 644-day absence but market support will make her of strong interest.

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13

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

Vive De Charnie

10st 4lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Unexposed after only four hurdling starts but was well beaten over C&D (soft; first-time tongue-tie) on last month's handicap debut.

33/1

7th

9

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:45 Ayr

Vive De Charnie

10st 7lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Second to a useful one in soft-ground Fontwell bumper two years ago but, following a long absence, has struggled in three maiden/novice hurdles (2m-2m4f) for new stable this season; makes handicap debut off a lowly mark but yard has more obvious chance with Fiveafterfour; tongue-tie added.

14/1

13th

13

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:40 Newcastle

Vive De Charnie

10st 9lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in last, bad mistake 4th, soon detached

33/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 332 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off when 33-1 for soft-ground course bumper won by Blue Baloo on Boxing Day and not seen again since.

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0

7

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

12:45 Ayr

Born To Sparkle

10st 13lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: R Mike Smith

in rear, weakened and tailed off after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

100/1

0

11

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:50 Ayr

Born To Sparkle

10st 13lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

Tailed off in sole bumper and pulled up at 300-1 on last month's hurdle debut at Newcastle (2m4f, soft); transformation needed.

200/1

0

2

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

12:05 Newcastle

Born To Sparkle

11st 2lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

Tailed off when 33-1 for soft-ground course bumper won by Blue Baloo on Boxing Day and not seen again since.

100/1

Form: P36-P6

Last run: 159 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Belied huge odds when placed at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft) in April and has each-way claims here if judged on that performance but she signed off with some lesser efforts in June and cannot be relied upon; cheekpieces removed after one use.

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0

3

28th Dec 2023

Good

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

14:15 Catterick

Izzy Bell

11st 0lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Placed at 250-1 at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft) in April but hasn't repeated the form and was beaten a long way out at Newcastle five weeks ago.

50/1

0

6

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

12:05 Newcastle

Izzy Bell

11st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Belied huge odds when placed at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft) in April and has each-way claims here if judged on that performance but she signed off with some lesser efforts in June and cannot be relied upon; cheekpieces removed after one use.

50/1

6th

10

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

13:50 Hexham

Izzy Bell

10st 9lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Maurice Barnes

towards rear of midfield, mistake 1st, headway and in touch with leaders after 2nd

25/1

Form: 82

Last run: 151 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Soft-ground point bumper winner; about 26l behind Saunton Surf in good-ground Aintree bumper on rules debut in May but bettered that performance when close second at Hexham (good) in June; now makes her hurdling debut; further progress required.

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0

12

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

12:05 Newcastle

Take It Upstairs

11st 1lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Soft-ground point bumper winner; about 26l behind Saunton Surf in good-ground Aintree bumper on rules debut in May but bettered that performance when close second at Hexham (good) in June; now makes her hurdling debut; further progress required.

12/1

2nd

10

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

16:53 Hexham

Take It Upstairs

10st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Tim Easterby

raced in second

9/1

8th

14

19th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 209y

Class 3

20:50 Aintree

Take It Upstairs

10st 13lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: W H Easterby

French-bred 4yo who bullt upon debut promise when easily beating It's Unbelievable by 15l in soft-ground point bumper at Mosshouses last month; must be considered.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £682.00
Straight Forecast £603.90
Trifecta £1935.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Chosen Hero

LAMBOURN:

Saunton Surf

Telegraph:

Blue Baloo

D Express:

Vive De Charnie

The Sun:

Saunton Surf

The Star:

Saunton Surf

Daily Record:

Saunton Surf

RP RATINGS:

Chosen Hero

TOPSPEED:

Chosen Hero

POSTDATA:

Chosen Hero

The Times:

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The Guardian:

Chosen Hero

Daily Mail:

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Daily Mirror:

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