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KTDA Fillies’ Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £22780
  • 2m 0f 179y
  • Class 1
  • 11 runners
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KTDA Fillies’ Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 442 BF

Last run: 64 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Flat ability respected, best form at 1m; best of three hurdle runs was her latest when a rare stable runner at Hereford (2m, soft) where she was unable to lay a glove on Spiced Rum; however, has a 6lb pull for that 2.5l defeat and this drier surface could see her finish more strongly this time; respected.

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1st

6

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Emotivo

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Flat ability respected, best form at 1m; best of three hurdle runs was her latest when a rare stable runner at Hereford (2m, soft) where she was unable to lay a glove on Spiced Rum; however, has a 6lb pull for that 2.5l defeat and this drier surface could see her finish more strongly this time; respected.

6/1

2nd

3

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Emotivo

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Failed to threaten when fourth last September on her two hurdle starts, and she could do with settling better than last time; however, those runs read well in today's context and this talented Flat maiden could have more to offer for her top Irish trainer, for whom she's the sole runner on the card.

3/1

4th

11

30th Sep 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Gowran Park

Emotivo

10st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Some promising Flat form over 1m and creditable hurdle debut when fourth of eight at Down Royal earlier this month; entitled to build on that and one for the shortlist.

6/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 123432 BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner (1m5f, good) who has been mostly consistent over hurdles (from good to soft/heavy) and now makes her handicap debut; beaten by respected opposition the last twice (including the Triumph third) and could have a part to play off this mark with James Turner taking off 7lb.

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5th

12

8th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

15:45 Kelso

Dameofthecotswolds

10st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Huntingdon bumper winner in November (1m5f, good); some fair efforts over hurdles, notably when back on decent ground and a neck-second in a juvenile filles' handicap at Cheltenham last time (2m; finished well clear of the remainder); up 4lb and 4lb out of the handicap, but might still be the answer.

8/1

2nd

8

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Dameofthecotswolds

10st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Bumper winner (1m5f, good) who has been mostly consistent over hurdles (from good to soft/heavy) and now makes her handicap debut; beaten by respected opposition the last twice (including the Triumph third) and could have a part to play off this mark with James Turner taking off 7lb.

16/1

2nd

8

20th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 4

15:15 Haydock

Dameofthecotswolds

10st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Bumper winner (1m5f, good) who has also shown ability over hurdles, most recently third of four in juvenile race over C&D (heavy) behind two previous winners (including last week's Triumph third Salver); receives valuable 10lb allowance from the older mares and she's a strong candidate.

3/1

15/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 427121 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

The most exposed of these after 11 starts over hurdles and she quite possibly coped best with the heavy ground when winning by a wide margin at Uttoxeter 12 days ago (2m4f; fine on good ground); an 8lb rise could have been worse but this will take a lot more winning.

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3rd

5

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Majestic Jameela

11st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

The most exposed of these after 11 starts over hurdles and she quite possibly coped best with the heavy ground when winning by a wide margin at Uttoxeter 12 days ago (2m4f; fine on good ground); an 8lb rise could have been worse but this will take a lot more winning.

15/2

Form: 243114 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Low-grade Flat winner over 2m1f on heavy so has plenty of stamina reserves for hurdling; hooded last three runs; impressed when following up her maiden win in a handicap at Sandown (again on soft) and, after getting headed, she rallied to finish close up on good ground at Ascot; down 1lb and it's easy to envisage her running on strongly up the hill.

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4th

3

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Spiced Rum

11st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Stuart Kittow

Low-grade Flat winner over 2m1f on heavy so has plenty of stamina reserves for hurdling; hooded last three runs; impressed when following up her maiden win in a handicap at Sandown (again on soft) and, after getting headed, she rallied to finish close up on good ground at Ascot; down 1lb and it's easy to envisage her running on strongly up the hill.

15/2

4th

4

24th Mar 2024

Good

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Spiced Rum

11st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Stuart Kittow

Low-grade Flat winner over 2m1f on heavy; has plenty of stamina reserves for hurdling and it was all pretty straightforward in winning a 4yo handicap on soft ground at Sandown two weeks ago; might well cope with the 7lb rise but drying conditions could be another matter; the track should suit; hooded the last twice.

5/1

1st

5

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

13:15 Sandown

Spiced Rum

11st 3lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Stuart Kittow

2m1f Flat winner on heavy ground (low-grade handicap); has done surprisingly well over hurdles, getting off the mark in a first-time hood at Hereford (soft); now a stone higher in the ratings than when beaten in a heavy-ground handicap the time before and this is stronger again.

12/1

Form: 295

Last run: 81 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

1-15 on the Flat but stayed well; beaten between 8l and 21l in three Irish maidens won by smart novices (hooded the last twice) and it could well be that today's quicker ground will benefit, as was the case on the Flat; an interesting handicap debutante; races prominently.

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5th

7

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Evenings Empire

10st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

1-15 on the Flat but stayed well; beaten between 8l and 21l in three Irish maidens won by smart novices (hooded the last twice) and it could well be that today's quicker ground will benefit, as was the case on the Flat; an interesting handicap debutante; races prominently.

11/2

5th

16

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 112y

13:35 Naas

Evenings Empire

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

led narrowly, headed but prominent halfway, not fluent 3 out, weakened from last

14/1

9th

18

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:05 Leopardstown

Evenings Empire

10st 7lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

led, mistake 2 out, headed home turn, weakened approaching last

12/1

Form: 2212 BF

Last run: 157 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Limited on the Flat despite threatening a couple of times; never out of the first two in four hurdles, winning decisively on good ground at Ludlow before finishing a clear second on good to soft at Fakenham (four ran); this represents a stiff task on handicap debut from 3lb out of the weights.

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9th

11

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Grain Of Hope

10st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Emma Lavelle

Limited on the Flat despite threatening a couple of times; never out of the first two in first four hurdle runs and she had a tough task from out the weights at Cheltenham last month; still has potential in this sphere and she's not ruled out back in calmer waters at this new trip; her Ludlow win came at 2m (good) but she looked a strong stayer on the Flat.

13/2

6th

11

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Grain Of Hope

10st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Emma Lavelle

Limited on the Flat despite threatening a couple of times; never out of the first two in four hurdles, winning decisively on good ground at Ludlow before finishing a clear second on good to soft at Fakenham (four ran); this represents a stiff task on handicap debut from 3lb out of the weights.

20/1

8th

10

(3)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

15:45 Lingfield (AW)

Grain Of Hope

9st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Emma Lavelle

in touch with leaders

7/1

Form: 211242 D

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Flat maiden who was beaten off a lowly mark on the AW a month ago; however, she has four wins and four seconds to show for her nine runs over hurdles and chased home an Elliott hotpot in a good-ground Listed race at Doncaster in her latest jumps start; 7lb higher than for her handicap win earlier this season but that's warranted; good ground is ideal.

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7th

4

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Max Of Stars

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ollie Pears

Flat maiden who was beaten off a lowly mark on the AW a month ago; however, she has four wins and four seconds to show for her nine runs over hurdles and chased home an Elliott hotpot in a good-ground Listed race at Doncaster in her latest jumps start; 7lb higher than for her handicap win earlier this season but that's warranted; good ground is ideal.

7/1

2nd

1

(2)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

18:45 Southwell (AW)

Max Of Stars

9st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Ollie Pears

took keen hold, led, headed and raced in second after 3f, hung left when challenging 2f out, kept on

2/1

2nd

2

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

12:20 Doncaster

Max Of Stars

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ollie Pears

led halfway

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1-02F7 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Soft-ground hurdle winner in France; best form for Willie Mullins was when runner-up at Fairyhouse (soft), splitting two horses who finished in the top five in the Boodles here in March, in which she fell midrace; has since disappointed in Grade 2 back in Ireland but she retains potential and the new hood could help; has a Grade 1 entry at Punchestown.

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1

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Karia Des Blaises

12st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Soft-ground hurdle winner in France; best form for Willie Mullins was when runner-up at Fairyhouse (soft), splitting two horses who finished in the top five in the Boodles here in March, in which she fell midrace; has since disappointed in Grade 2 back in Ireland but she retains potential and the new hood could help; has a Grade 1 entry at Punchestown.

11/4

7th

7

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Karia Des Blaises

10st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

held up in rear, brief headway after 3 out, weakened after 2 out

8/1

6

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Karia Des Blaises

11st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Soft-ground hurdle winner in France; raced too freely in a Graded assignment on stable debut but then kept digging to split Miss Manzor and Ndaawi at Fairyhouse (soft), which was much better; now better off at the weights with both those rivals and has to enter the reckoning with further progress perfectly plausible.

14/1

Form: 22434P D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner on heavy in France but beaten in her other eight races there, five of those over fences (twice runner-up); joined these connections for 30,000euros and she was barely sighted before pulling up when 80-1 for the Boodles here in March; not easily recommended on the back of that, for all that this isn't as demanding; good ground a complete unknown.

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9th

4

25th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

18:45 Huntingdon

Les Loyautes

11st 8lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

4yo filly who is a French hurdle winner (2m, heavy); pulled up in the Boodles at Cheltenham on last month's British debut and 50-1 when unseating at first flight at Cheltenham last Thursday; things may click at some stage but others have far less to prove.

25/1

2

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Les Loyautes

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Hurdle winner on heavy in France but beaten in her other eight races there, five of those over fences (twice runner-up); joined these connections for 30,000euros and she was barely sighted before pulling up when 80-1 for the Boodles here in March; not easily recommended on the back of that, for all that this isn't as demanding; good ground a complete unknown.

10/1

16

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Les Loyautes

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Hurdle winner on heavy-ground in France but beaten in her other eight races and five of those were over fences (twice runner-up); bought for 30,000euros and will no doubt pay her way for new connections, but her profile is hardly that of a typical Boodles winner.

40/1

Form: 5142 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

0-6 on Flat; mares' maiden winner in December (good to soft); twice behind Max Of Stars in Listed races this season but now much better off at the weights with that rival and perhaps found conditions too soft when beaten off this mark at Wincanton the last time; hard to rule out.

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9

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Ezmerellda

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alan King

0-6 on Flat; mares' maiden winner in December (good to soft); twice behind Max Of Stars in Listed races this season but now much better off at the weights with that rival and perhaps found conditions too soft when beaten off this mark at Wincanton the last time; hard to rule out.

14/1

2nd

5

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:35 Wincanton

Ezmerellda

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

0-6 on Flat; promising form in juvenile hurdles (good/good to soft) this winter, with 8l win at Doncaster flanked by creditable efforts (on bare figures) in Listed grade; unexposed filly who is interesting back down sharply in class.

6/4

4th

5

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

12:20 Doncaster

Ezmerellda

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

0-6 on the Flat; beaten nearly 20l behind Wodhooh on her hurdling debut at Newbury (Listed) before making the most of a far easier opening here when 8l too good for Ruler Of The River; probably placed at best unless she can unearth significant improvement from somewhere.

16/1

Form: 211768 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Lowly rated on the Flat; won two juvenile hurdles on good ground for Adam West last summer before struggling in stronger company; had wind surgery ahead of stable debut at Ascot but was easy to back at 20-1 and finished well behind Spiced Rum.

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10

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Vitani

10st 2lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Lowly rated on the Flat; won two juvenile hurdles on good ground for Adam West last summer before struggling in stronger company; had wind surgery ahead of stable debut at Ascot but was easy to back at 20-1 and finished well behind Spiced Rum.

25/1

8th

10

24th Mar 2024

Good

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Vitani

10st 8lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Had a basement mark on the Flat; won two juvenile hurdles on good ground for Adam West in July before struggling in stronger company; the switch to Dan Skelton heightens interest on handicap debut and she's had wind surgery, but Kourash is probably the stable's principal hope.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £965.00
Straight Forecast £918.80
Tricast £7453.30
Trifecta £9399.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Spiced Rum

RP RATINGS:

Dameofthecotswolds

D Express:

Max Of Stars

The Times:

Emotivo

Telegraph:

Karia Des Blaises

Daily Mail:

Les Loyautes

Daily Mirror:

Majestic Jameela

POSTDATA:

Dameofthecotswolds

WEST COUNTRY:

Spiced Rum

The Guardian:

Spiced Rum

The Star:

Spiced Rum

The Sun:

Max Of Stars

Daily Record:

Emotivo