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Byerley Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £14237.5
  • 2m 0f 104y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Byerley Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

4/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 120-11 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Two Cheltenham bumper wins included a Listed race; didn't please everyone on her hurdling debut at Warwick but made it 2-2 in this scene when coming clear of a promising previous winner at Kempton; that was a lot more like it and should be hard to beat back against her own sex.

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1st

6

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 1

14:10 Taunton

Queens Gamble

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Derham

Two Cheltenham bumper wins included a Listed race; didn't please everyone on her hurdling debut at Warwick but made it 2-2 in this scene when coming clear of a promising previous winner at Kempton; that was a lot more like it and should be hard to beat back against her own sex.

4/5

1st

10

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:45 Kempton

Queens Gamble

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Derham

Dual Cheltenham bumper winner for Oliver Sherwood last season, latterly in a Listed race; not particularly impressive when winning modest mares' hurdle at very skinny odds at Warwick (2m, good) in May, but ought to be capable of much better than that bare form; now with Harry Derham.

2/1

1st

7

1st May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:02 Warwick

Queens Gamble

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Oliver Sherwood

Never really got involved in Champion Bumper at Cheltenham in March but won two good-ground Cheltenham bumpers (one a Listed race) by a combined total of 18l last year, and her odds-on defeat at Market Rasen (good to soft) in February came at the hands of a subsequent Grade 2 Aintree festival winner; appears to have been found a simple task on today's hurdling debut.

1/6

OUR TIP

15/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 120-11 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Closely matched with Larchmont Lass on a bumper clash; pretty much unchallenged in two hurdle victories (odds-on for both) and difficult to gauge the ceiling of her ability.

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1st

1

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:10 Chepstow

Casa No Mento

11st 12lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Useful in bumpers last season and began hurdling career with two wins in the autumn; creditable second in Listed race at Taunton (2m, good to soft) on latest outing in December and has strong claims here.

6/4

2nd

2

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 1

14:10 Taunton

Casa No Mento

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Closely matched with Larchmont Lass on a bumper clash; pretty much unchallenged in two hurdle victories (odds-on for both) and difficult to gauge the ceiling of her ability.

15/8

Form: 221-2 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

First or second in all her races and did little wrong when finding one too good in a handicap here on her return; has a bit on her plate on these terms but she's entitled to improve some more.

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4th

3

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:10 Chepstow

Jaminska

11st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Close second in Taunton handicap (2m3f, good to soft) on seasonal debut in November and very respectable third in Listed race there (2m, good to soft) the following month; however, she was behind Casa No Mento on the latter occasion and her run at Market Rasen in February was below par.

7/1

4th

2

20th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 3

15:25 Market Rasen

Jaminska

11st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Has done well over jumps, winning a junior hurdle last season (2m, soft) and placed in a handicap hurdle (2m3f, good to soft) and a mares' Listed novice hurdle (2m, good to soft) this term; a possible.

11/4

Form: 321-52 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Maintained her progress in bumpers when getting up to deny Casa No Mento in a Listed event at Sandown in March; no more than a satisfactory return at Cheltenham (bumper) and didn't jump well enough to trouble her market rival here on hurdling debut; should be wiser this time.

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4th

11

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Larchmont Lass

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Listed bumper winner who was initially disappointing over hurdles but came good at the third attempt with a 2l success at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft); that was rather workmanlike and the runner-up was a 40-1 chance who would have been placed at best on her subsequent handicap debut but for falling late on; open to improvement but she needs some.

7/1

1st

10

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Larchmont Lass

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Second to Goodtimecrew in the bumper here 12 months ago before narrowly winning a Listed race at Sandown (heavy); has yet to really progress any further over hurdles, beaten 23l+ in both attempts (the latest a Listed race); could yet come good.

4/1

4th

4

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 1

14:10 Taunton

Larchmont Lass

11st 4lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Maintained her progress in bumpers when getting up to deny Casa No Mento in a Listed event at Sandown in March; no more than a satisfactory return at Cheltenham (bumper) and didn't jump well enough to trouble her market rival here on hurdling debut; should be wiser this time.

9/1

Form: 214-82 D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won two juvenile hurdles last season; well behind Jaminska here on her return and then proved no match for an easy winner at Ludlow (both handicaps); has to raise her game on these terms.

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5th

5

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 1

14:10 Taunton

Obsessedwithyou

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Jamie Snowden

Won two juvenile hurdles last season; well behind Jaminska here on her return and then proved no match for an easy winner at Ludlow (both handicaps); has to raise her game on these terms.

16/1

2nd

4

6th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 2

14:35 Ludlow

Obsessedwithyou

10st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won two juvenile hurdles last season (good to soft/good) and signed off with a creditable fourth in a valuable fillies' handicap at Cheltenham (2m1f, good) in April; again she was keen when a disappointing favourite on her reappearance at Taunton (2m3f) but she's better than that; races prominently.

11/4

8th

6

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

16:05 Taunton

Obsessedwithyou

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won twice against own age-group last season (good to soft/good) and was very creditable fourth in valuable fillies' handicap at Cheltenham (2m1f, good) in April; moves up in trip today; should have more to offer.

5/1

Form: 04

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten 23l and 28l in two soft-ground Irish bumpers and has a lot to prove at this level.

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7th

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

14:45 Chepstow

Barbie Girlz

11st 0lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

Has no solid claims on her form in Ireland or Britain; returns from wind surgery and can only be watched.

100/1

11

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:20 Ludlow

Barbie Girlz

10st 7lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

Minor promise in two Irish bumpers; 150-1 for British debut in a Listed mares' novice hurdle at Taunton (2m, good to soft) and not surprisingly finished a remote last; down in class but no solid claims.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £27.00
Straight Forecast £26.70
Trifecta £68.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Casa No Mento

SPOTLIGHT:

Queens Gamble

RP RATINGS:

Queens Gamble

POSTDATA:

Queens Gamble

LAMBOURN:

Queens Gamble

Daily Mirror:

Queens Gamble

The Sun:

Queens Gamble

Daily Record:

Queens Gamble

WEST COUNTRY:

Casa No Mento

The Times:

Casa No Mento

Telegraph:

Casa No Mento

The Guardian:

Casa No Mento

Daily Mail:

Casa No Mento

D Express:

Casa No Mento

The Star:

Casa No Mento