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Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Jane Seymour Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB)

  • Prize money: £28475
  • 2m 3f 173y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
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Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Jane Seymour Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.40
  • Place: £4.60

Form: /7/511 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won two Irish points in October (3m, soft/soft to heavy) and left her previous form under rules well behind her when she also scored last month in 2m4f novice hurdles at Huntingdon (good to soft) and Sedgefield (soft); this company demands more but she is very much going the right way.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

16

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Springtime Promise

11st 5lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

disputed lead, not fluent 1st, soon raced in second, weakened quickly after 3 out

12/1

1st

7

15th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

14:30 Sandown

Springtime Promise

11st 4lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

prominent, ridden before 2 out, led last, soon hung right, kept on well run-in, won going away

12/1

1st

4

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:00 Sedgefield

Springtime Promise

11st 9lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won two Irish points in October (3m, soft/soft to heavy) and improved upon previous rules form to win on stable debut at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; likeable prospect; can go well once more.

3/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 1-121 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Point/bumper winner and 2-3 over hurdles, all on soft; 6-4 favourite and in charge from two out in a nine-runner handicap at Aintree (2m4f) on Boxing Day latest; narrowly the form pick and improved form every time.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

12th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Cherie DAm

11st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Quite impressive in justifying favouritism in a 2m4f soft-ground handicap here on Boxing Day but came up short when again market leader for a Grade 2 mares' race at Sandown and that form has been let down since by the two she divided; a mare won this last year but this 6yo will need to raise her game markedly for the step up to 3m.

16/1

2nd

2

15th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

14:30 Sandown

Cherie DAm

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

led

7/2

1st

3

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

11:55 Aintree

Cherie DAm

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

travelled strongly, prominent

2/1

Form: 4-11 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Made all to win by 10l in an Irish point in October 2021; two lengthy layoffs since but her career has been firmly back on track this winter with her novice wins on soft at Ludlow (2m5f) and Warwick (2m3f); the latter was by 8l, so she too could have a major say.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

2

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Smiling Getaway

11st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

All hurdles runs on soft; nicely progressive in winning novices at Ludlow (2m5f) and Warwick (2m3f) before having limitations exposed in a Grade 2 at Sandown; solid contender who should give her running but doesn't look strikingly well handicapped.

7/1

3rd

6

15th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

14:30 Sandown

Smiling Getaway

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, outpaced 2 out

4/1

1st

2

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Warwick

Smiling Getaway

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Bought for big money after making all to win by 10l on Irish point debut in October 2021; made an underwhelming bumper debut but ten months later she was prominent throughout en route to repelling a Henderson-trained favourite over 2m5f at Ludlow (soft); bred to go on to better things.

15/8

Form: 111 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Excellent jumping pedigree; easy wins on good ground in a Southwell bumper and 2m4f Hereford maiden hurdle; 14-1 and the stable second string on jockey bookings when she added an eight-runner novice at Lingfield (2m, soft) last month by a nose in fine duel after leading before the final flight; firmly in the mix.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

15th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

14:30 Sandown

Aston Martini

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

towards rear, headway after 3 out

11/4

2nd

5

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

12:40 Lingfield

Aston Martini

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Excellent jumping pedigree and unchallenged for both wins on good ground, a Southwell bumper last summer and Hereford maiden hurdle in November; Nico De Boinville's preference for Pawapuri is a glaring negative but this mare is promising.

6/1

1st

9

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:05 Hereford

Aston Martini

11st 1lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Henderson filly who has a useful pedigree; justified favouritism with 5l success in Southwell bumper (2m, good) five months ago; the form isn't strong but she drew nicely clear towards the line and is open to progress; should be suited by this longer trip; respected.

4/5

OUR TIP

Form: 21 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Took four attempts to win an Irish point; second in Warwick bumper (soft) in November on rules debut and returned there to win an eight-runner novice hurdle (2m3f, soft) two months later, in charge all the way up the final straight; others have slightly better form but she looks sure to improve.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:10 Chepstow

Either Or

11st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Nicky Henderson

Irish point winner who built upon promising bumper debut when scoring on hurdle debut at Warwick (2m3f, soft) in January; pulled up in Grade 2 race the following month but remains a good prospect.

2/1

3

15th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

14:30 Sandown

Either Or

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

in rear, not fluent and outpaced 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

9/2

1st

5

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

13:35 Warwick

Either Or

11st 5lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Took four attempts to win an Irish point and the form of her victory hasn't worked out; went off favourite for a bumper here in November (soft) but after leading she was readily outpaced by the winner; fair to say others have achieved more but she's entitled to improve for her top yard.

11/8

Form: 4-121P

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second in a Cheltenham Listed bumper (soft) before winning easily when 8-13 for hurdling debut at Lingfield (2m, good to soft); bled from the nose behind Aston Martini at Lingfield (12-1) last time, however.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Kempton

Jeune Belle

11st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

led narrowly, pressed winner when headed 4th, no extra when lost two places after 2 out, left in third last

11/2

4

15th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

14:30 Sandown

Jeune Belle

11st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, lost ground after 3 out, weakened quickly after 2 out, pulled up before last

33/1

Form: 21-113 BF

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Comfortably won Southwell bumper last April and also well on top at Ayr and Uttoxeter (soft) in November on her first two starts over hurdles; co-favourite when that winning sequence came to an end at Haydock (2m3f, heavy) in December but that was a Listed event and she had plenty to do before staying on into third of nine, another good effort; should go well again.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

15th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

14:30 Sandown

Little Miss Dante

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

held up in rear, some headway after 3rd, not fluent 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, weakened quickly from 2 out, pulled up before last

9/2

3rd

6

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 1

12:55 Haydock

Little Miss Dante

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Comfortably won Southwell bumper in April and successful in 2m novice hurdles at Ayr (good to soft) and Uttoxeter (soft) in recent months; this longer trip here ought to suit; unlikely to give up her unbeaten record over timber without a fight.

9/4

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Payout
Exacta £391.00
Straight Forecast £341.00
Trifecta £1620.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Smiling Getaway

LAMBOURN:

Either Or

TOPSPEED:

Little Miss Dante

The Guardian:

Aston Martini

The Star:

Springtime Promise

POSTDATA:

Little Miss Dante

The Times:

Either Or

Telegraph:

Either Or

WEST COUNTRY:

Smiling Getaway

D Express:

Smiling Getaway

Daily Mirror:

Smiling Getaway