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William Hill NRMB Cheltenham From January 1st Mares’ Handicap Chase (Challenger Mares’ Chase Qual’)

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 3m 0f 45y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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William Hill NRMB Cheltenham From January 1st Mares’ Handicap Chase (Challenger Mares’ Chase Qual’)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

OUR TIP

Form: 13-F55

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Hasn't threatened the last twice against males (3m2f/3m1f, soft) but those weren't bad performances and she's on a lower mark now eased in grade and taking on fellow mares; could be thereabouts.

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6th

4

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

13:45 Ayr

Haute Estime

11st 6lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Chase win last March was over 2m4f but she's a stout stayer; not yet lived up to her hurdle promise since chasing but still has potential, dropped 5lb since her first completion this winter, and in a lower grade.

7/2

5th

7

25th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

15:35 Haydock

Haute Estime

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Won mares' novice chase at Warwick (2m4f, soft) in March and going well when falling three out at Perth (3m, heavy) in September; didn't run badly when fifth at Carlisle (3m2f, soft) latest; only a 6yo and trainer has had lots of success in staying handicap chases here, but improvement is needed.

10/1

Form: 22-435 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Consistent sort who won here (2m3f, soft) in January on her sole course visit and was a fair fifth against males in a Sandown Class 3 (3m, soft) last time; drops back down in grade today and could be involved.

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3rd

7

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 1

15:10 Huntingdon

Midnight Mary

11st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

raced in second, not fluent 4th, soon lost ground, steady headway after 12th

50/1

Form: 2355-2

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Reappeared at Ffos Las (2m5f, heavy) 15 days ago and went very close in a first-time tongue-tie; she should be fine now back up in trip and is a leading contender if repeating that latest form.

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No Results Found

Form: P33-33 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Creditable third on chase debut at Carlisle (3m2f, soft) in October and filled the same position at Catterick (3m1f, good to soft) last month, in what looks a warm race; lightly raced and holds solid claims.

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3rd

6

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

13:45 Ayr

Anti Bridgie

10st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

prominent on inner, slow jump 4 out, soon pushed along, not fluent 3 out, disputing second when not fluent last, no extra run-in

7/2

3rd

5

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

15:00 Catterick

Anti Bridgie

11st 6lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

led narrowly, headed 4th, mistake 10th, led again 12th, headed 3 out, weakened gradually approaching last

4/1

Form: 11P-36 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

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8

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 3

16:00 Musselburgh

Methodtothemadness

10st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Finished with a flourish to win lower-grade version of this race a year ago and followed up in C&D match race a fortnight later; back down to a similar mark now but posed no threat behind Half Shot here in November, after a break, and has been off for another 65 days since.

11/1

6th

7

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 3

14:45 Musselburgh

Methodtothemadness

11st 3lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual C&D winner in two small-field events last season; acts on good or slower; absent since may and has had wind surgery; goes well when fresh and should be competitive from this mark.

15/2

Form: 143-4P C

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles last season and not disgraced in the face of a very tough task on chase debut in October; however, she didn't jump well when pulled up at Market Rasen last month and has something to prove after that.

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4th

7

19th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 3

16:00 Carlisle

Shighness

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Three-time hurdle winner for whom things have clicked over fences the last twice, staying on for second at Wetherby (3m, soft) before winning four-runner mares' handicap at Catterick (3m1f, soft); she's 4lb higher than last time and in a tougher race, but she could still have more to offer.

3/1

1st

3

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

15:05 Catterick

Shighness

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, went second before 2 out, led narrowly after 2 out, ridden run-in, stayed on and led inside final 110yds, went clear inside final 110yds

9/4

2nd

6

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

15:25 Wetherby

Shighness

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Won twice over hurdles last season and not disgraced in the face of a very tough task on chase debut in October; however, she didn't jump well when pulled up at Market Rasen last time and has something to prove after that.

12/1

Abandoned

Form: 5423-P

Last run: 221 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

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4th

3

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:30 Ffos Las

Lady Tremaine

11st 9lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Given break after a lacklustre performance last May and again looked out of sorts when reappearing last month; can't be supported with any confidence at present but she's now 7lb lower than when going close over C&D (heavy) on chasing debut last March.

7/1

7th

2

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Lady Tremaine

12st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Jumping lacked fluency last spring on first three chase starts and pulled up when last seen; however, she showed promise on her first two runs over fences and could have a part to play if back on song after a break.

10/1

Form: 26-414 BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won three times at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft/good to soft) this year, most recently last month; however, she's away from her favourite course today and wasn't at her best there last time out.

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5th

4

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Onestepatatime

11st 6lb

J: Mr Thomas Easterby

T: John Wainwright

Three-time course winner over today's trip over fences, and ran much better than eventual 21l defeat might suggest when third in recent soft-ground chase here; switches back to hurdling on a lower mark; contender.

6/1

3rd

5

26th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:55 Sedgefield

Onestepatatime

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: John Wainwright

prominent behind clear leaders

9/2

4th

4

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

15:32 Kelso

Onestepatatime

10st 10lb

J: Mr James King

T: John Wainwright

Gained all three chase wins over 3m3f at Sedgefield, the latest when keeping on strongly to lead close home last month; slightly disappointing when warm favourite there on latest outing and away from favourite track today but may yet have more to offer and James King is a good booking.

7/2

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Verdict

The lightly raced 6yo ANTI BRIDGIE (nap) has been a promising third on her two chase starts and can get off the mark over fences here. Gazette Bourgeoise is second choice following her reappearance near-miss, with Midnight Mary next on the list now back down in grade.[Ben Hutton]

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Gazette Bourgeoise

SPOTLIGHT:

Anti Bridgie

RP RATINGS:

Midnight Mary

The Sun:

Onestepatatime

POSTDATA:

Anti Bridgie

The Times:

Anti Bridgie

D Express:

Anti Bridgie

Telegraph:

Gazette Bourgeoise

The Guardian:

Gazette Bourgeoise

Daily Mail:

Gazette Bourgeoise

Daily Mirror:

Gazette Bourgeoise

Daily Record:

Gazette Bourgeoise

The Star:

Midnight Mary