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quinnbet.com Mares’ Maiden Hurdle (Herring Queen Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4066.37
  • 2m 0f 190y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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quinnbet.com Mares’ Maiden Hurdle (Herring Queen Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.40
  • Place: £1.40

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Took seven attempts to win an Irish maiden point but fended off a mare with some fair rules form to prevail on soft ground in October; joined good stable for rules career and features prominently in calculations.

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3

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

14:45 Uttoxeter

Emilys Choice

11st 11lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Took seven goes to win an Irish point (3m, soft) but has gone 2-2 over hurdles in races for mares at about 2m on heavy; this mark looks no gift for handicap debut but the longer trip should suit; cheekpieces go on.

11/4

1st

1

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:55 Wincanton

Emilys Choice

11st 7lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Won soft-ground Irish point in October and made all on last month's rules debut at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy); that form isn't anything to get too excited about but she has obvious scope for improvement and Donald McCain has a good strike-rate (7-22) here.

7/4

1st

2

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:40 Newcastle

Emilys Choice

11st 4lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

jumped right throughout, made all, set steady pace

4/1

4/5

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 62

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair Flat-racer; has lacked fluency on both hurdling starts for Lucinda Russell but battled on gamely for second on soft ground at Wetherby last month and has strong claims against own sex here here if she copes with the forecast heavy ground; tongue-tie added.

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4th

2

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Spit Spot

11st 12lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Stayed well on the Flat; no match for the winner on her handicap debut at Doncaster (2m, heavy) but ran a respectable race and it's still early days over hurdles.

7/2

2nd

1

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:15 Doncaster

Spit Spot

11st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Fair Flat-racer; not a natural over hurdles but has battled on well to finish second in slow-ground maidens at Ayr and Newcastle this year, and ought to be very competitive again on this handicap debut.

4/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 33P-7

Last run: 127 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in two bumpers last season (both on good to soft) and was not beaten far when seventh of 11 on seasonal/hurdle debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) in October; open to improvement but not sure to be suited by today's ground.

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7th

9

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:44 Market Rasen

Touch Of A Dragon

11st 6lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Third in a couple of bumpers; improved on hurdles debut run when a close third at Newcastle last time (2m, heavy); a contender.

8/1

3rd

6

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:40 Newcastle

Touch Of A Dragon

11st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders, raced in second before 4th

20/1

7th

11

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:20 Sedgefield

Touch Of A Dragon

10st 10lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 3 out

5/2

Form: 313 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Just did enough to win soft-ground Sedgefield bumper in November, and her third under a penalty there (good to soft) on Boxing Day was also a good effort; ought to make her presence felt again on this hurdling debut.

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3rd

10

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:50 Sedgefield

Vanilla Dancer

10st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

prominent, outpaced and lost position gradually 3 out, ridden approaching last, kept on but no impression run-in

6/1

4th

7

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:40 Newcastle

Vanilla Dancer

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

in touch with leaders

3/1

3rd

1

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Vanilla Dancer

11st 9lb

J: William Maggs

T: Chris Grant

Didn't have to improve to win uncompetitive event under William Maggs over C&D (soft) last time; tougher task under a penalty in this stronger event.

4/1

Form: 7988

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

A well-beaten outsider in both bumpers and on both hurdling starts; drops back from 2m4f today.

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8th

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:22 Newcastle

Western Glen

11st 11lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

Well beaten in bumpers and over hurdles so far; a little more encouragement from her latest start here (2m1f, heavy) but needs improvement on her handicap debut.

14/1

5th

8

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:40 Newcastle

Western Glen

11st 4lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

held up in rear, struggling on turn before 3 out

100/1

Form: 30

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Remote when third of five on debut at Hexham (heavy) in December and finished well down the field over C&D (soft) last month; stable has much more obvious chance with Spit Spot.

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7th

4

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:00 Hereford

Princess Of Mercia

11st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Michael Scudamore

No more than minor promise in four runs for Lucinda Russell and took a backward step on her handicap debut a month ago at Carlisle (2m1f, soft; 28-1); wouldn't be the obvious answer to this.

25/1

2

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Carlisle

Princess Of Mercia

11st 13lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Blue Bresil mare who has hinted at promise in her three runs thus far, patiently ridden sixth in 2m Newcastle novice hurdle three weeks ago; she's in good hands and no surprise to see her take a big step forward now going handicapping.

9/2

6th

4

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:40 Newcastle

Princess Of Mercia

11st 4lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

took keen hold, midfield, towards rear after 4th

40/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

13th foal; closely related to useful jumper Victor Hewgo and another hurdle/chase winner, half-sister to five winners including useful hurdlers Crowning Jewel and Sultans Pride; dam bumper/Flat winner; does not have daunting standard to reach on belated debut but best watched all the same.

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3

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

14:20 Hexham

Audreys Pride

10st 12lb

J: Mr John Dawson

T: Paul Collins

Showed only a tiny glimmer of promise when seventh of nine in 2m1f mares' maiden at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) on last month's belated debut and needs to take a big step forward today.

33/1

7th

1

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:40 Newcastle

Audreys Pride

11st 4lb

J: Mr John Dawson

T: Paul Collins

held up in rear, bumped 4th

14/1

Form: 5

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Went close in a low-grade Flat handicap for Harry and Roger Charlton last June (1m2f, good to firm) but floundered on the soft ground when switched to hurdles for new stable three weeks ago.

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7th

15

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Wetherby

Lillistar

10st 3lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Modest Flat performer who needs to improve on his two runs over hurdles to get involved.

66/1

8th

9

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:40 Newcastle

Lillistar

10st 6lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

25/1

5th

5

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:15 Wetherby

Lillistar

10st 7lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Her Flat highlight for the Charltons was a fair second in 1m2f handicap last June; sold for 5,500gns in October; needs to improve for the switch to hurdles if she's to make a winning stable debut; unraced on slow ground.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5/

Last run: 1801 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten about 58l when 50-1 for soft-ground Sedgefield bumper in March 2019 and not seen again since.

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6th

4

6th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:15 Catterick

Naughty Nancie

11st 0lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tim Reed

Tailed off at 50-1 in bumper at Sedgefield in 2019 and first run since when same outcome at 200-1 over hurdles over C&D three weeks ago.

100/1

9th

3

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:40 Newcastle

Naughty Nancie

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Tim Reed

took keen hold, held up in rear, midfield after 3rd, jumped right and bumped rival 4th

100/1

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