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AK Bets Watch All UK Racing Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3247.81
  • 2m 3f 188y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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AK Bets Watch All UK Racing Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.80
  • Place: £3.70

Form: 244-

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Placed in five of her eight Irish points and made pleasing start to rules career when second in good-ground Doncaster bumper in January; perhaps a shade disappointing when well-held fourth in two subsequent maiden hurdles (2m4f/1m7f, soft) but makes her handicap debut here and probably still has potential.

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1st

8

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Barrons Land

11st 1lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Placed in five of her eight Irish points and made pleasing start to rules career when second in good-ground Doncaster bumper in January; perhaps a shade disappointing when well-held fourth in two subsequent maiden hurdles (2m4f/1m7f, soft) but makes her handicap debut here and probably still has potential.

12/1

4th

2

20th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 4

15:15 Haydock

Barrons Land

11st 4lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Four-time point-to-point runner-up (over 3m on various ground) and occupied same position when 50-1 on bumper debut at Doncaster (2m, good) in January; failed to build on that when soundly beaten fourth on last month's hurdle debut at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) but retains potential; a possible.

13/2

4th

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:45 Musselburgh

Barrons Land

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

0-8 in points but runner-up four times (over 3m on various ground) and occupied the same position when 50-1 for last month's bumper debut at Doncaster (2m, good); could have a part to play now up in trip on hurdle debut.

7/2

Form: /P071-

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Good-ground bumper winner in spring 2023; well beaten in three novice hurdles last season but reportedly benefited from return to good ground and addition of tongue-tie when rewarding heavy market support with ready success on recent handicap debut at Ludlow (2m5f, good); 7lb higher here but could still be very well treated.

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2nd

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Mrs Tabitha

10st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Good-ground bumper winner in spring 2023; well beaten in three novice hurdles last season but reportedly benefited from return to good ground and addition of tongue-tie when rewarding heavy market support with ready success on recent handicap debut at Ludlow (2m5f, good); 7lb higher here but could still be very well treated.

5/4

1st

7

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:37 Ludlow

Mrs Tabitha

10st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Nicely bred; successful debut in Bangor bumper last April; has struggled in novice hurdles since but may improve markedly now handicapping off just 79; tongue-tie fitted; interesting.

11/4

4/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: /0971- CD

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Gained all three hurdling wins over C&D on soft ground, most recently when holding on well from a next-time-out winner in February (front pair clear); still on a workable mark after 6lb rise and today's faster ground will also suit.

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3rd

7

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Cailin Dearg

11st 1lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Gained all three hurdling wins over C&D on soft ground, most recently when holding on well from a next-time-out winner in February (front pair clear); still on a workable mark after 6lb rise and today's faster ground will also suit.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: /144P- D

Last run: 146 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner over 2m4f at Newcastle last spring (heavy/good); back on a workable mark now but ended 2023 with two disappointing efforts and has fitness to prove after five-month break.

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4th

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Our Laura B

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Dual hurdle winner over 2m4f at Newcastle last spring (heavy/good); back on a workable mark now but ended 2023 with two disappointing efforts and has fitness to prove after five-month break.

14/1

0

3

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Our Laura B

11st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Unraced beyond 2m5f and well beaten at Hexham last month; however, she may have needed that first run since June and this 5yo was progressive earlier in the year; not discounted.

10/1

4th

1

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

13:20 Hexham

Our Laura B

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Won two mares' handicap hurdles over Newcastle's 2m4f (on good and on heavy) earlier in the year, the latter easily when 10lb lower; handicapper may have caught up when last seen here in May (2m4f, good) and not sure this drop in trip is ideal.

5/2

Form: 57P55-

Last run: 119 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish maiden; bettered inauspicious stable debut when very respectable fifth here (2m1f, soft) in November but was well beaten over that trip here in January; tongue-tie now added; not the most obvious answer.

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5th

11

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Fairland

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

Ex-Irish maiden; bettered inauspicious stable debut when very respectable fifth here (2m1f, soft) in November but was well beaten over that trip here in January; tongue-tie now added; not the most obvious answer.

25/1

5th

6

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:07 Sedgefield

Fairland

10st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

Won mares' maiden point in Ireland last April and ran okay when fifth over this C&D (soft) last time out, but she needs to produce something extra if she's to post a first rules win; has had wind op since last time.

25/1

5th

6

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

14:20 Sedgefield

Fairland

10st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

Had some form in Ireland but nothing to show for her two runs for current connections.

33/1

Form: 43518- D

Last run: 171 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner for Gary Hanmer, most recently at Stratford (3m2f, good) last summer; not seen since a poor run in November but can cope with today's drop back in trip and it will be interesting to see what Rebecca Menzies can do with her.

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6th

3

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Bright Sunbird

11st 7lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Three-time hurdle winner for Gary Hanmer, most recently at Stratford (3m2f, good) last summer; not seen since a poor run in November but can cope with today's drop back in trip and it will be interesting to see what Rebecca Menzies can do with her.

16/1

8th

4

21st Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:40 Hereford

Bright Sunbird

11st 5lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Absent since winning in lower grade at Stratford (3m2f, good; now 5lb higher) four months ago; no certainty to follow up in this better race, especially as she has never won when fresh.

9/1

1st

3

23rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:52 Stratford

Bright Sunbird

11st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Dual hurdle winner on good ground last summer (2m4f/2m6f) and wasn't running too badly this campaign until finished tailed off the last time; possibilities if shrugging aside that disappointment.

6/1

Form: /2623-

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Placed in a bumper in September and on two of her first three hurdling starts (2m/2m4f); her form isn't anything to go wild about but she seems versatile regarding ground and is open to improvement in handicaps.

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7th

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Miss Arabella

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Placed in a bumper in September and on two of her first three hurdling starts (2m/2m4f); her form isn't anything to go wild about but she seems versatile regarding ground and is open to improvement in handicaps.

11/1

3rd

5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:45 Musselburgh

Miss Arabella

11st 5lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Five starts and yet to really threaten, but she's finished second in a Kelso bumper (2m, good) and a maiden hurdle at Southwell (2m, heavy), and the wind op and the step up in trip could prompt a bigger run today.

7/1

Form: 7/63P-

Last run: 183 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

0-17 over hurdles; belied massive odds when keeping-on third in C&D (good) maiden in October but was pulled up in 2m5f handicap here the following month and has not raced again since.

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8th

12

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Le Fous Keep

10st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Hugh Burns

0-17 over hurdles; belied massive odds when keeping-on third in C&D (good) maiden in October but was pulled up in 2m5f handicap here the following month and has not raced again since.

33/1

0

11

9th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:55 Sedgefield

Le Fous Keep

10st 11lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Hugh Burns

towards rear of midfield, outpaced 7th

14/1

3rd

8

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:35 Sedgefield

Le Fous Keep

10st 11lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Hugh Burns

125-1 when a remote sixth at Kelso, finishing well behind Jumping Susie.

100/1

Form: 43163- C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner last season, latterly off today's mark here (2m1f, good to soft) on Boxing Day; not in same form when well-held third at Market Rasen last month, though, and this switch back to hurdling is not ideal.

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9th

6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Moore Clouds

11st 2lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Andrew Wilson

Dual chase winner last season, latterly off today's mark here (2m1f, good to soft) on Boxing Day; not in same form when well-held third at Market Rasen last month, though, and this switch back to hurdling is not ideal.

16/1

3rd

3

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:00 Market Rasen

Moore Clouds

11st 8lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Andrew Wilson

disputed lead, led 2nd, headed before 3 out, soon lost ground, weakened from 2 out

6/1

6th

2

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

14:35 Catterick

Moore Clouds

12st 0lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Andrew Wilson

Fortunate to win at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft) on Boxing Day, as the runner-up appeared to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory; remains in form but looks no certainty to follow up; faller in this race last year.

9/4

Form: 32254- D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Hurdle and dual chase winner; may not have much margin for error off current mark but kept on well for close fourth in competitive series final at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) last month and is also suited by this C&D; each-way claims at least.

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10th

2

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Spot On Soph

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Hurdle and dual chase winner; may not have much margin for error off current mark but kept on well for close fourth in competitive series final at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) last month and is also suited by this C&D; each-way claims at least.

13/2

4th

10

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

17:05 Musselburgh

Spot On Soph

10st 7lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sam England

Hurdle and dual chase winner at up to 2m3f; 15lb above her last winning mark but was running well before a remote finish last time at Doncaster; hard to rule out.

14/1

5th

9

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

13:40 Doncaster

Spot On Soph

11st 3lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Hold-up performer; hurdle and dual chase winner at up to 2m3f; 16lb higher than for her Market Rasen win in August but has continued to run admirably, latterly pushing an in-form rival close at Sedgefield off just 2lb lower; respected.

6/1

Form: 98858-

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Tailed off when 80-1 for handicap debut at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) in March; remains unexposed but needs this switch to good ground to enable considerable improvement.

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11th

4

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Western Glen

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Gillian Boanas

Tailed off when 80-1 for handicap debut at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) in March; remains unexposed but needs this switch to good ground to enable considerable improvement.

33/1

Form: 89P56-

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Unplaced all seven hurdling starts; beaten about 32l (albeit on soft ground) when sixth at Perth (3m) last month and effectively 7lb higher here.

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12th

14

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Kurphy

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Unplaced all seven hurdling starts; beaten about 32l (albeit on soft ground) when sixth at Perth (3m) last month and effectively 7lb higher here.

25/1

6th

10

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:55 Perth

Kurphy

10st 2lb

J: Mr Dominic Hislop

T: Iain Jardine

Eight-race maiden; fair effort in first-time cheekpieces when fifth in a Musselburgh novice handicap on latest start in February (2m4f, soft); headgear retained; stamina to prove; more needed.

12/1

5th

12

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Musselburgh

Kurphy

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

raced in last

25/1

Form: F/P/P-

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Struggled off basement marks on the Flat last year and was pulled up (albeit on heavy ground) when back over hurdles in March; 7lb wrong here; look elsewhere.

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13th

13

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Star Of Markinch

10st 2lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Struggled off basement marks on the Flat last year and was pulled up (albeit on heavy ground) when back over hurdles in March; 7lb wrong here; look elsewhere.

66/1

7

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Star Of Markinch

10st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Struggled in low-grade Flat handicaps (1m-1m6f) last summer, and hasn't raced over hurdles (0-4) since pulling up in a 3m maiden here (80-1) in May 2022; highly unlikely to be the solution.

50/1

11th

11

(11)

30th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 6

16:30 Musselburgh

Star Of Markinch

9st 0lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Well beaten on her five starts this season, over various trips, and others make far greater appeal.

50/1

Form: /P6PP-

Last run: 134 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Placed at 250-1 at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft) 13 months ago but has not shown a great deal since and is now 0-8 over hurdles; makes handicap debut after 134-day break.

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14th

10

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Izzy Bell

10st 5lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Maurice Barnes

Placed at 250-1 at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft) 13 months ago but has not shown a great deal since and is now 0-8 over hurdles; makes handicap debut after 134-day break.

50/1

0

3

28th Dec 2023

Good

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

14:15 Catterick

Izzy Bell

11st 0lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Placed at 250-1 at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft) in April but hasn't repeated the form and was beaten a long way out at Newcastle five weeks ago.

50/1

0

6

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

12:05 Newcastle

Izzy Bell

11st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Belied huge odds when placed at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft) in April and has each-way claims here if judged on that performance but she signed off with some lesser efforts in June and cannot be relied upon; cheekpieces removed after one use.

50/1

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Straight Forecast £307.60
Tricast £2020.20
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mrs Tabitha

TOPSPEED:

Spot On Soph

The Guardian:

Cailin Dearg

Telegraph:

Our Laura B

The Times:

Moore Clouds

RP RATINGS:

Mrs Tabitha

Daily Mail:

Mrs Tabitha

D Express:

Mrs Tabitha

The Star:

Mrs Tabitha

POSTDATA:

Spot On Soph

The Sun:

Spot On Soph

Daily Mirror:

Cailin Dearg

Daily Record:

Cailin Dearg