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Try Unibet’s New Acca Boosts Mares’ Hurdle (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £22780
  • 2m 3f 173y
  • Class 1
  • 5 runners
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Try Unibet’s New Acca Boosts Mares’ Hurdle (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: 115-13 CD BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who bagged Grade 2 honours over C&D (good to soft) and at the Cheltenham Festival (2m1f, soft) last season; notched a personal best when winning Wetherby Listed race (2m, soft) on reappearance and ran creditably when third of four in Grade 1 Fighting Fifth here (2m, heavy) four weeks ago; down in grade and back up in distance today; looks the one to beat.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 191y

Class 1

13:02 Haydock

You Wear It Well

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Made all in the Grade 2 mares' novice at the Cheltenham Festival (2m1f, soft) last March and reappeared with Listed mares' win at Wetherby (2m, soft) in November; second in slowly run mares' Grade 2 when upped to 3m at Doncaster (good) three weeks ago and has leading claims under 4lb penalty.

4/6

2nd

2

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:35 Doncaster

You Wear It Well

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Disappointing when last seen but otherwise generally progressive at 2m-2m4f, notably winning at the Cheltenham Festival last term; jury's out on whether she'll stay this new trip (mixed messages in pedigree).

4/1

Form: 115-P5 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Three wins during first season over hurdles, the most notable in Grade 2 mares' handicap at Newbury (2m4f, soft) in March; unplaced all three outings since and has ground to make up with Nurse Susan judged on their runs at Cheltenham three weeks ago; needs to up her game.

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3

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:50 Haydock

Ilovethenightlife

11st 11lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Relished the longer trip when pushed out to see off six rivals at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft) 19 days ago; up 6lb in a stronger race now but she could have more to offer as a stayer.

15/2

1st

3

29th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:20 Plumpton

Ilovethenightlife

11st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Three wins during first season over hurdles, the most notable in 15-runner Grade 2 mares' handicap at Newbury (2m4f, soft) in March; pulled up on her seasonal return in November but she bounced back with a creditable 4l fifth of ten at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) last month; now steps up to 3m1f but she finished well last time and has claims if she can build on that.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 32F-13

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

0-6 as a chaser last term but has done better since returned to hurdling, winning at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft; handles heavy) in November; stiff task from out of the handicap when splitting Nurse Susan and Ilovethenightlife at Cheltenham last time; this is another stern assignment.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

15

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

15:10 Sandown

Good Look Charm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Back from chasing when winning at Wincanton (2m5f) and third at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) and she topped that form when staying-on fourth of 19 in the Lanzarote at Kempton (2m5f, good to soft) three weeks ago; a 3m2f run last March seemed creditable at the time and the Lanzarote suggested that another crack at this sort of trip may well help.

10/1

4th

19

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Good Look Charm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Sound form in mares' handicaps since returned to hurdles, winning at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft) then third at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft); 3-6 in this sphere; possibilities off bottom weight.

11/1

Form: 124/71 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 7yo; good fourth in the Grade 2 Mares' Novices' Hurdle at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival (2m1f, soft); matched that form on second run back from a layoff when winning handicap there (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago, leading late on; still has potential; commands major respect.

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1st

5

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Lingfield

Nurse Susan

10st 13lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Lightly raced since finishing second to the classy Love Envoi in the novice hurdle for mares on this card in 2022 and was fourth to the same mare at that season's Cheltenham Festival; her second run back from a long absence when narrowly winning a 2m4f handicap at Cheltenham (soft) last month and a 4lb rise isn't too damaging; unraced over this far but has the Stayers' Hurdle entry.

7/2

1st

6

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

15:35 Cheltenham

Nurse Susan

10st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Absent 613 days but co-favourite when soundly beaten on chase debut at Exeter last month; needs to prove how much ability she retains but she was fourth in the Grade 2 Mares' Novices' Hurdle at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival (2m1f, soft) and looked a good prospect at that stage.

6/1

Form: /1U0-5

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a heavy-ground bumper in December 2022 when trained by Kim Bailey; well-held fifth of seven in maiden at Uttoxeter (100-30) on hurdling debut; up steeply in grade and would be a surprise winner.

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7th

9

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:55 Lingfield

Saint Bibiana

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Georgina Nicholls

Bumper winner in the mud for Kim Bailey; has kept it low key in two hurdle runs for new yard and handicaps look more likely after today.

33/1

6th

10

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:55 Chepstow

Saint Bibiana

10st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Georgina Nicholls

Just held on to win heavy-ground Uttoxeter bumper last winter but made underwhelming start to hurdling career when well-held fifth in 2m4f maiden there in November and will need to take a good step forward here.

25/1

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Verdict

Nurse Susan holds Good Look Charm and Ilovethenightlife judged on their running at Cheltenham last month, and with improvement possible Dan Skelton’s lightly raced sort can emerge best of those three once more. However, the likeable front-runner YOU WEAR IT WELL sets a high standard on form, has conditions in her favour and looks the one to beat.[Richard O’Brien]