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Cecil & Sheila Buttifant Memorial Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 0f 3y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Cecil & Sheila Buttifant Memorial Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 22-1P2 D BF

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Two 2m wins in 2023, last February (good to soft) and May (good), and ran well in defeat over C&D in between; she doesn't really fall into the progressive category but was caught on the hop by an improver (now rated 16lb higher) at Plumpton in January and shouldn't be far away back here.

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

1st

3

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:57 Fakenham

Glance At Me

11st 2lb

J: James Martin

T: Andrew J Martin

Two 2m wins in 2023, last February (good to soft) and May (good), and ran well in defeat over C&D in between; she doesn't really fall into the progressive category but was caught on the hop by an improver (now rated 16lb higher) at Plumpton in January and shouldn't be far away back here.

7/2

2nd

10

29th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:20 Plumpton

Glance At Me

11st 1lb

J: James Martin

T: Andrew J Martin

midfield

9/1

4/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 52/22- D

Last run: 460 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Looked promising when winning Wetherby bumper in 2020 but hurdle career didn't progress as it might have and now back from another absence; however, her best form gives her a good chance now handicapping (mark dropped 6lb since first assessed) and market helpful; no aids today.

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2nd

1

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:57 Fakenham

Billams Legacy

12st 0lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Looked promising when winning Wetherby bumper in 2020 but hurdle career didn't progress as it might have and now back from another absence; however, her best form gives her a good chance now handicapping (mark dropped 6lb since first assessed) and market helpful; no aids today.

4/1

2nd

3

28th Dec 2022

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:25 Catterick

Billams Legacy

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Looked a useful prospect when landing Wetherby bumper in November 2020; 0-5 and rather frustrating over hurdles (races freely) but her best run came over C&D, she's had wind surgery since her last outing and she should go well with a tongue-strap and hood worn in tandem for the first time.

6/4

2nd

2

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Worcester

Billams Legacy

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

took keen hold, midfield, headway 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, ridden when headed and not fluent last, no match for winner

6/1

Form: 39-34

Last run: 147 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won Irish point on yielding in 2022; has shaped quite nicely in bumper company and over hurdles for this yard, running well for a long way at Hereford (2m, good) in November; handicaps more suitable and should improve.

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3rd

2

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:57 Fakenham

Omaha Wish

12st 0lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

Won Irish point on yielding in 2022; has shaped quite nicely in bumper company and over hurdles for this yard, running well for a long way at Hereford (2m, good) in November; handicaps more suitable and should improve.

100/30

4th

11

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

15:50 Hereford

Omaha Wish

10st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Bought for £100,000 after winning an Irish point last autumn; improved on her bumper efforts when third in a small-field novice hurdle at Bangor (2m3f, soft); the second was running well when falling late on at Stratford next time; on the scene.

7/1

Form: 212609 D

Last run: 136 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Two handicap hurdle wins at 2m on good but her finishing has let her down in three most recent attempts, the latest for new yard in November; kept to the AW since and reservations back hurdling.

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4th

5

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:57 Fakenham

Vision Of Hope

11st 2lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Simon Pearce

Two handicap hurdle wins at 2m on good but her finishing has let her down in three most recent attempts, the latest for new yard in November; kept to the AW since and reservations back hurdling.

16/1

5th

1

(1)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Vision Of Hope

9st 9lb

J: George Wood

T: Simon Pearce

Dual 1m4f AW winner and also successful over hurdles; bang there in both her runs since the hood went on, over 1m6f at Southwell and 1m4f at Wolverhampton; tries 2m for the first time on the Flat and it should suit.

3/1

3rd

7

(4)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

16:37 Wolverhampton (AW)

Vision Of Hope

9st 9lb

J: George Wood

T: Simon Pearce

1m4f AW winner and successful over hurdles; hooded for the first time when a keeping-on third over 1m6f at Southwell a month ago; should be a factor.

10/1

Form: 598

Last run: 80 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Six Flat wins in 2023, five on turf in France; modest on AW for this yard and jumping technique was scratchy to start with but she's on a very low mark for handicap debut; hard to ignore for trainer who is 13-33 with hurdlers here; first-time cheekpieces added to refitted tongue-tie.

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11

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Rebel Angel

10st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Six-time Flat winner (mainly in France); yet to make a splash over hurdles after four attempts, but was not beaten far when fifth in today's headgear combination on recent handicap debut at Fakenham (2m, good) and may yet do better in this sphere; due to be dropped 3lb.

12/1

5th

6

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:57 Fakenham

Rebel Angel

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: David Pipe

Six Flat wins in 2023, five on turf in France; modest on AW for this yard and jumping technique was scratchy to start with but she's on a very low mark for handicap debut; hard to ignore for trainer who is 13-33 with hurdlers here; first-time cheekpieces added to refitted tongue-tie.

5/2

6th

6

(1)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Rebel Angel

9st 5lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: David Pipe

Wolverhampton winner (8.6f, Tapeta) for Mark Usher early last year after which she scored five times on turf in France; nothing since debuting for this yard in November and returns to the Flat after three moderate efforts over hurdles, since when she has undergone wind surgery; little appeal.

20/1

Form: 8741F3 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Four wins divided between this track (2m4f) and Taunton (2m); however she was running flat when falling two starts ago and was beaten a long way at Wincanton since; a revival can only be guessed at.

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6th

4

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:57 Fakenham

Sawpit Sienna

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Four wins divided between this track (2m4f) and Taunton (2m); however she was running flat when falling two starts ago and was beaten a long way at Wincanton since; a revival can only be guessed at.

8/1

3rd

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:35 Wincanton

Sawpit Sienna

11st 8lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Well beaten when falling at Sedgefield three weeks ago but was a game winner at Taunton (2m, soft) the time before; runner-up off 2lb higher in this contest last year; well exposed 9yo, however.

15/2

6

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Sawpit Sienna

10st 13lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Samuel Drinkwater

held up in rear

9/2

Form: 5-505P

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Had few chances but she hasn't proved her stamina as yet and was pulled up on handicap debut at Catterick (1m7f, soft) after making the running; had wind surgery since; looks best watched.

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7

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

17:17 Hereford

Bleue Verte

10st 5lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

0-6 over hurdles and holds weak claims on form; chance depends on whether she improves for the switch to fences.

8/1

7th

7

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:57 Fakenham

Bleue Verte

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Had few chances but she hasn't proved her stamina as yet and was pulled up on handicap debut at Catterick (1m7f, soft) after making the running; had wind surgery since; looks best watched.

14/1

5

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

16:10 Catterick

Bleue Verte

11st 1lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Richard Hobson

Remains unexposed, having raced just four times; failed to get home, having again made the running, in 2m3f handicap at Hereford (good) most recently; open to improvement back down in distance.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £214.00
Straight Forecast £265.40
Trifecta £980.00

Selections

The Times:

Glance At Me

SPOTLIGHT:

Omaha Wish

WEST COUNTRY:

Billams Legacy

POSTDATA:

Sawpit Sienna

RP RATINGS:

Omaha Wish

Daily Mail:

Omaha Wish

Telegraph:

Glance At Me

The Guardian:

Glance At Me

The Sun:

Glance At Me

Daily Record:

Glance At Me

D Express:

Billams Legacy

Daily Mirror:

Billams Legacy

The Star:

Sawpit Sienna