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Stables Business Park Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Herring Queen Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £7243.18
  • 2m 0f 104y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Stables Business Park Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Herring Queen Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

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8/11 (Won)

Form: 152-1 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Won Wincanton bumper on debut and 40-1 second in Grade 2 at Aintree (again good to soft) last April; nine-month break before a successful transition to hurdling at this track (2m3f, soft) four weeks ago, after wind surgery, and the form has been boosted by the runner-up; back down in trip but much less exposed than Manimole and probably already has a better form chance.

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1st

2

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:50 Taunton

Golden Ace

11st 8lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

prominent, went second after 2nd

8/11

1st

11

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Golden Ace

10st 12lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Won Wincanton bumper (good to soft) on debut just over a year ago and outran 40-1 odds when very creditable second in Aintree festival Grade 2 (good to soft) in April; makes hurdling debut after nine-month break but looks a good prospect.

7/2

2nd

6

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Golden Ace

11st 2lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Fifth of 14 at Ascot (1m7f, good to soft) in February, which perhaps highlights her limitations, but it was still a good run under a penalty and she didn't help herself by failing to settle; the form of her debut win at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) worked out well and she's not ruled out.

33/1

Form: 21-63

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Significant ability in her two bumpers and two hurdles races, third of 14 at Doncaster (2m) last time; a bit more improvement would give her major place claims.

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4th

2

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:15 Doncaster

Linda Moon

11st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Neil King

Won a soft-ground Plumpton bumper last spring and has been placed on two of her three hurdling starts this season, more recently when second in Taunton maiden (2m, good) last month; could easily have more to offer in handicaps; respected.

5/2

2nd

8

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:50 Taunton

Linda Moon

11st 2lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

prominent, jumped right 1st

9/1

3rd

12

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

13:25 Doncaster

Linda Moon

10st 11lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Close second of 17 in Kempton bumper on debut last March and went one better at Plumpton (also on soft) the following month; 17l defeat on hurdle debut at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) did not live up to that promise but she still showed enough to be a serious each-way contender today.

11/2

Form: 12U115 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Often front-runs; kept busy, consistent and progressive for most of last year, including four 2m wins, and it's possible that a 50-day break was not ideal before a lesser show 16 days ago; gives plenty of weight away today but there's a good chance she will again finish back in the first two.

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3rd

1

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:50 Taunton

Manimole

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

led, jumped right 1st, jumped right 2nd

7/2

5th

1

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

12:40 Lingfield

Manimole

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Twice beaten by Ooh Betty last spring but has come on leaps and bounds since then, producing career-best RPRs in winning 2m mares' hurdles at Newbury late last year (latest a Listed race); has more on her plate here but she's a no-nonsense mare who will be up there throughout.

14/1

1st

1

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

11:55 Newbury

Manimole

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Splendidly tough mare who was notching her third win of a busy campaign when trouncing ten rivals in a novice over C&D (good to soft; made most of the running) three weeks ago; that was her best effort by some way and there seemed to be no fluke about it; probably again the one to beat.

7/4

Form: 35-54

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Raised her game with the switch to hurdling at Cheltenham and Kempton on last two outings but needs another marked step forward to win this.

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4th

3

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:50 Taunton

Brendas Asking

11st 2lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

in touch with leaders

12/1

4th

10

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:55 Kempton

Brendas Asking

10st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Kim Bailey

towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway 3 out, went fourth and no impression approaching last

12/1

5th

11

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

12:05 Cheltenham

Brendas Asking

10st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

£33,000 buy after her second in an Irish maiden point; showed ability in her two bumpers but a lot more is required on this hurdling debut.

40/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

36,000euros 3yo; third foal; half-sister to bumper and fairly useful 2m3f/2m4f hurdle winner Mega Yeats; dam unraced sister to useful 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Sam Adams, half-sister to high-class Snoopy Loopy; on debut for a powerful yard, market can guide.

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5th

6

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:50 Taunton

Imperious Star

11st 2lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

in touch with leaders

20/1

Form: 214-44 D

Last run: 89 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Ascot bumper winner who was fourth in Grade 2 at Aintree last April, just over 3l behind Golden Ace; well below that form in her two starts over hurdles but needs a market check returning from a three-month absence.

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6th

10

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:50 Taunton

Politacus

11st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

never better than midfield

12/1

4th

5

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 2

13:50 Newbury

Politacus

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Ascot bumper winner who had some of these behind when an excellent fourth behind a shorter-priced stablemate in a Grade 2 at Aintree's National meeting; her hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) was rather underwhelming but she's entitled to improve on that.

7/1

Form: 046-65

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Has shown some ability in her three bumpers and two hurdle races but needs a lot more to trouble the best of these.

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7th

7

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:50 Taunton

Lady Caro

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

never better than midfield

33/1

5th

16

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Lady Caro

11st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Couldn't sustain effort but not beaten far in the third of three bumpers, at Fakenham last April; ran as though the outing was needed when sixth of 12 finishers on hurdle debut at Ludlow in October (2m, good to soft), form that has been franked since; open to improvement; tongue-tie fitted.

10/1

Form: 20

Last run: 90 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

No match for a Henderson favourite at Southwell (good) last June in her first bumper and tailed off when 12-1 at Warwick (soft) in November; plenty to prove on this switch to hurdling.

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8th

5

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:50 Taunton

Granny Hawkins

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

never better than midfield

14/1

14th

8

8th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Warwick

Granny Hawkins

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

No match for a Henderson favourite at Southwell and the close third is now looking quite limited; may need to step up plenty on that effort.

9/2

2nd

7

6th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:15 Southwell

Granny Hawkins

10st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Sister to two fairly useful hurdlers including stablemate Klitschko; dam bumper/hurdle winner; stable has healthy 13% strike-rate in bumper; no surprise if she features.

4/1

Form: 48

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Ran in two point bumpers, third of five on second occasion; well bred, including as half-sister to high-class Santini, but has not achieved much under rules in a bumper at Newton Abbot last May (for Polly Gundry, same owner) or 2m5f maiden hurdle at Hereford at turn of the year.

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No Results Found

Form: PP/P

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Pulled up over hurdles all three starts, off 707 days before latest.

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11

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:50 Taunton

Rays Rabble

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Mitchell Hunt

always behind, jumped right 2nd

100/1

0

18

19th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:20 Wincanton

Rays Rabble

10st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Mitchell Hunt

Pulled up in two hurdles two winters ago and absent since; very opposable.

100/1

10

11th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:55 Exeter

Rays Rabble

10st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Mitchell Hunt

£1,000 yearling and she was in trouble a long way out before pulling up at Wincanton.

200/1

Form: 70

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Low-level form in soft-ground bumpers at Stratford and Newbury.

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12

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:50 Taunton

Prairie Queen

10st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sue Gardner

always behind, jumped right and mistake 1st, jumped right 2nd

66/1

10th

15

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

15:45 Newbury

Prairie Queen

11st 0lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

25-1 when fading to be beaten 17l in seventh of nine at Stratford (2m, soft) seven weeks ago, with Flighttothestars about 9l ahead of her.

100/1

7th

8

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:05 Stratford

Prairie Queen

11st 0lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

£4,500 yearling; fifth foal; half-sister to winners Pour Joie (bumper) and Hardpia (Group-placed Spanish 1m3f); dam placed 1m1f; a watching brief may be the best option on debut.

33/1

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Payout
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Golden Ace

LAMBOURN:

Madame Pompadour

The Star:

Brendas Asking

TOPSPEED:

Manimole

RP RATINGS:

Golden Ace

POSTDATA:

Golden Ace

WEST COUNTRY:

Golden Ace

The Times:

Golden Ace

Telegraph:

Golden Ace

The Guardian:

Golden Ace

Daily Mail:

Golden Ace

D Express:

Golden Ace

Daily Mirror:

Golden Ace

The Sun:

Golden Ace

Daily Record:

Golden Ace