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Good To Soft

Ray Dalfsen Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5809.1
  • 3m 0f 52y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
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Ray Dalfsen Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 3-3122

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Well bred; has done well since sent into handicaps and beat Phillapa Sue at Market Rasen in November (2m7f, good to soft); every bit as good in defeat since then (at 3m) and appeals as a mare with more to offer.

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1st

10

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Gaye Legacy

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

midfield on inner

6/1

2nd

15

27th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 121y

Class 2

15:40 Kempton

Gaye Legacy

10st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

From famous jumping family; has improved since back from a break and handicapping, sealing a Market Rasen race quite well when upped to 2m7f (good to soft) in November and perhaps finding heavy ground too much for her behind well-treated one at Aintree recently; 2lb wrong but interesting.

11/2

2nd

6

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 4

12:20 Aintree

Gaye Legacy

11st 4lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

From a top-class family; off the mark on sixth hurdle start (first at further than 2m3f) when winning a mares' event at Market Rasen last time (2m7f, good to soft); this race is harder but she's a likely improver.

5/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: /2/123

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won her novice over nearly this far at Exeter in November (good to soft) following a long absence and she's not been disgraced dropped to 2m5f the last twice, latterly on handicap debut when she made a couple of errors; enters the reckoning.

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2nd

10

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

16:25 Haydock

Dont Rightly Know

10st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Polly Gundry

Lightly raced 9yo who was a good second of 16 in mares' handicap at Newbury (3m, soft) last month; others here may have greater potential but, with the handy 7lb allowance she receives from the males, that latest performance reads pretty well; might not be far away.

25/1

2nd

5

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Dont Rightly Know

11st 11lb

J: Miss Chloe Emsley

T: Polly Gundry

led

16/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: U-4432

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Stays 3m and she raced up with the pace when only narrowly denied over 2m5f at Ludlow a month ago (soft); solid each-way chance if in similar form here but others might be better handicapped.

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3rd

12

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Kazontherazz

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Martin Keighley

Stays 3m and she raced up with the pace when only narrowly denied over 2m5f at Ludlow a month ago (soft); solid each-way chance if in similar form here but others might be better handicapped.

12/1

2nd

9

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

12:05 Ludlow

Kazontherazz

11st 0lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Martin Keighley

Lightly raced since her last win off a 7lb lower mark two years ago; encouraging third back from wind surgery at Hereford (3m1f) and she's effective at this shorter trip.

15/2

3rd

2

21st Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:40 Hereford

Kazontherazz

11st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

Two wins in 2021; weak finisher after the final flight in both outings this year but had wind surgery since and consequently may well see this race out better; bred to stay the new trip; possibilities.

13/2

14/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 751-12 D

Last run: 74 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Seemingly all the better for wind surgery when winning 3m/2m5f (soft/heavy) handicaps by neck margins; got edged out by an exposed mare at Exeter (2m5f, good to soft) since but returning to further should benefit her; she's not without hope.

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4th

16

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Little Else

10st 4lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Seemingly all the better for wind surgery when winning 3m/2m5f (soft/heavy) handicaps by neck margins; got edged out by an exposed mare at Exeter (2m5f, good to soft) since but returning to further should benefit her; she's not without hope.

14/1

Form: 41-254

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Maiden winner who is 0-5 in handicaps; finished just ahead of Holly Hartingo over Kempton's 3m last month when in this new headgear combination; does nothing in a hurry but should be plugging on.

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5th

11

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Fortuna Ligna

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent, not fluent 1st, not fluent 2nd

14/1

4th

16

27th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 121y

Class 2

15:40 Kempton

Fortuna Ligna

9st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Often leads; first win at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in April, and she didn't give up her lead lightly when chasing home Lassue over 2m7f there in October; was brushed aside in Midnightreflection's Ascot race since, though, and now out of weights; first-time cheekpieces replace blinkers.

7/1

Form: 226-P6

Last run: 78 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Successful on handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) last January and runner-up the next twice (both 2m3f); has something to prove regarding stamina and current form, for all that this season's below-par runs have been over fences.

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6th

14

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Porter In The Park

10st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Successful on handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) last January and runner-up the next twice (both 2m3f); has something to prove regarding stamina and current form, for all that this season's below-par runs have been over fences.

25/1

6th

5

6th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

14:20 Hereford

Porter In The Park

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 1st, pressed leader when not fluent 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, weakened quickly and lost second approaching last

15/2

Form: 66-421 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Second to the likeable Gaye Legacy at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft) in November before arriving from off the pace to win convincingly at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) last month; the second would have gone one better next time but for departing late on; up 6lb but unexposed over staying trips.

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7th

8

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Phillapa Sue

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

held up in rear, not fluent 2nd

5/1

1st

4

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Phillapa Sue

11st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Returned to form on her second start of the season when back up in trip at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft) last month, finishing second; could have more to offer over staying distances and she's in calculations.

9/2

Form: 4-6498

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Not on a bad mark but she hasn't taken to fences this season and wasn't great on her return to hurdling at Uttoxeter last month; new headgear tried but this is a tough race in which to bounce back to form.

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8th

17

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

My Girl Katie

10st 4lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Not on a bad mark but she hasn't taken to fences this season and wasn't great on her return to hurdling at Uttoxeter last month; new headgear tried but this is a tough race in which to bounce back to form.

25/1

8th

3

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

Class 5

14:15 Uttoxeter

My Girl Katie

11st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Grace Harris

Has not really sparked as a chaser this term but she's well handicapped judged on last season's placed efforts over 3m as a hurdler, including one on soft.

12/1

Form: 1253F-

Last run: 278 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Won at Wincanton (2m5f, good to firm) in November 2022 on last hurdle start and was bang there when falling at the final fence at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last April when last seen; stays 3m and is effective on good to soft ground; a good record when fresh further heightens interest.

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1

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Wynn House

12st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Won at Wincanton (2m5f, good to firm) in November 2022 on last hurdle start and was bang there when falling at the final fence at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last April when last seen; stays 3m and is effective on good to soft ground; a good record when fresh further heightens interest.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 91-233

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner; has made the frame in three chases this season, last time running really well at the weights in a Listed event for mares at Wincanton; continues to give the impression that 3m could be the making of her.

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3

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Moviddy

11st 12lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Noel Williams

took keen hold

12/1

3rd

3

19th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 1

13:50 Wincanton

Moviddy

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Noel Williams

Dual hurdle winner; has finished runner-up in mares' chases here won by Plenty Of Time and Marsh Wren, latterly running on well after getting outpaced; gives the impression that she wants further but unlikely to be far away.

10/1

Form: 233-12

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Useful bumper form and won with a bit to spare on her hurdling debut at Huntingdon (2m3f, good to soft); brushed aside by the winner at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft) but ran well and connections evidently view her as a staying type; handicap debut.

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4

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Take No Chances

11st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Useful bumper form and won with a bit to spare on her hurdling debut at Huntingdon (2m3f, good to soft); brushed aside by the winner at Market Rasen (2m4f, soft) but ran well and connections evidently view her as a staying type; handicap debut.

15/2

2nd

4

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

13:05 Market Rasen

Take No Chances

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders, headway when not fluent 4th, soon led, good jump 6th

9/4

Form: /3-P35

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Took a step back in the right direction with a fair fifth at Kempton (3m, good to soft) a month ago and each-way claims if building on that.

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6

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Holly Hartingo

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Alastair Ralph

Took a step back in the right direction with a fair fifth at Kempton (3m, good to soft) a month ago and each-way claims if building on that.

25/1

5th

11

27th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 121y

Class 2

15:40 Kempton

Holly Hartingo

10st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Had little racing; progressive novice hurdle winner at about 2m5f two winters ago and useful effort, considering it came after one year off, when a close third at Perth in April (2m4f, good to soft); moderate chase form since and unproven over this far but still of interest back hurdling.

14/1

Form: 6-22 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

Form: 132-26 D BF

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Could have needed the run when disappointing on stable debut at Wincanton in November and she's on a fair mark on last season's best efforts for Neil Mulholland; possibilities in a first-time tongue-tie.

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9

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Great Snow

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Could have needed the run when disappointing on stable debut at Wincanton in November and she's on a fair mark on last season's best efforts for Neil Mulholland; possibilities in a first-time tongue-tie.

8/1

6th

6

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 2

15:32 Wincanton

Great Snow

11st 3lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Delivered on earlier promise when winning Ludlow maiden (3m, good) for Neil Mulholland in February and ran big race from the front when third behind Ilovethenightlife in Grade 2 handicap at Newbury (2m4f, soft) the following month; changed hands for £100,000 in the spring and it will be very interesting to see what Harry Fry can do with her.

7/1

Form: /46U-4 BF

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Probably not ideal that she was faced with heavy ground when reappearing from a year off at Sandown (2m4f) and she weakened up the straight; had previously hinted at winning potential off this sort of mark but she has her quirks and tries new headgear.

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13

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Whisky Express

10st 13lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

mistake 1st

14/1

4th

3

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

12:05 Sandown

Whisky Express

10st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Quirky but isn't fully exposed; never landed a blow when sixth (off 2lb higher) in this race last year but should do better with cheekpieces applied this time; absent since unseating rider early when wearing this headgear at Exeter on New Year's Day; shortlisted on return to action.

5/2

4

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

12:55 Exeter

Whisky Express

11st 3lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

Pushed out to win Newton Abbot maiden (2m5f, soft) last spring, her third hurdle run, but tended to hang and looked rather awkward under pressure in her two handicaps this season; not beaten far in either of those races but needs the first-time cheekpieces to keep her focussed here.

4/1

Form: -43564

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Has won only a Fontwell 2m5f maiden for which she was odds-on; however, didn't run too badly last time at Market Rasen over a totally inadequate 2m and her close third over this far at Wetherby in October makes her a player.

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15

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Belles Benefit

10st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Has won only a Fontwell 2m5f maiden for which she was odds-on; however, didn't run too badly last time at Market Rasen over a totally inadequate 2m and her close third over this far at Wetherby in October makes her a player.

25/1

4th

6

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:10 Market Rasen

Belles Benefit

10st 7lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Has only won a Fontwell 2m5f maiden for which she was odds-on; finished close up at Wetherby on her return but below that level at Hereford the last twice and she's been running over 3m.

12/1

6th

8

16th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:48 Hereford

Belles Benefit

11st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Has only won a Fontwell maiden for which she was odds-on; a weakener over C&D last time but wasn't far away the time before (3m) and now goes in cheekpieces.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £1091.00
Straight Forecast £788.40
Tricast £10676.30
Trifecta £17023.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Between Waters

Daily Mail:

Gaye Legacy

SPOTLIGHT:

Moviddy

TOPSPEED:

Kazontherazz

RP RATINGS:

My Girl Katie

POSTDATA:

Fortuna Ligna

WEST COUNTRY:

Whisky Express

The Times:

Belles Benefit

D Express:

Phillapa Sue

The Sun:

Gaye Legacy

Daily Mirror:

Between Waters

Daily Record:

Between Waters

Telegraph:

Moviddy

The Guardian:

Kazontherazz