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DM Hall Surveyors Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 0f 47y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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DM Hall Surveyors Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 53875- CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Got the better of Beauty To Behold (now a stablemate) when taking this from a similar mark last year, but that represents her sole win (1-14); is closely match with Kellie's Dream on recent evidence and could strip fitter for that comeback run; arguably more exposed than many of these rivals.

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

5th

4

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Just Dottie

11st 12lb

J: Ben Smith

T: R Mike Smith

C&D winner last May (good) but was below par here on last two starts; returns after a break on ground that is probably softer than ideal.

16/1

7th

7

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

16:15 Perth

Just Dottie

10st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: R Mike Smith

held up in rear, some headway 3 out, weakened 2 out

8/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 51147- D

Last run: 79 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Got the year off to a flying start when scoring at Catterick (2m, heavy; from a 4lb lower mark) on New Year's Day; that was her second win in succession (after Newcastle); wasn't at her best, perhaps too high in the weights, when last seen, so returns with a point to prove.

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

7th

9

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

Belle Na Bann

10st 8lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Two heavy-ground wins this winter, the latter here (1m7f) on New Year's Day; will be fine over today's longer trip but didn't see her race out here 25 days ago and probably needs to bounce back with a career-best run.

10/1

4th

3

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

16:10 Catterick

Belle Na Bann

11st 4lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Registered heavy-ground wins under Emma Smith-Chaston the last twice, latest over C&D; well held in third place the only other time she attempted a hat-trick but still has to be feared in current form.

11/4

20/1

  • Place: £5.10

Form: 7145P-

Last run: 218 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Reportedly suited by dropping back in trip when gaining her first win (Market Rasen, 2m2f) last summer; broadly held her form thereafter and had a valid excuse for pulling up at Sedgefield (hampered by a faller) in October; first start for 218 days; stablemate of Kellie's Dream.

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

0

9

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Game Beaaa

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Daragh Bourke

took keen hold, held up in rear

10/1

5th

7

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

17:40 Market Rasen

Game Beaaa

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Daragh Bourke

Came good over hurdles at 12th attempt, with quite stylish C&D (good) win from off the pace last month; not seen to quite the same effect when fourth at Kelso recently but the return to this track is an obvious plus.

9/2

Form: /2251- D

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism in a mares' maiden at Stratford (2m, good to soft) last month; there's still room for improvement in the jumping stakes, but she's fully entitled to be thereabouts in this winnable looking contest; a first Perth runner for Richard Bandey.

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

1st

11

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

13:10 Stratford

Villainess

11st 4lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

travelled strongly, prominent, led when mistake 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on well run-in, comfortably

11/4

5th

2

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:50 Huntingdon

Villainess

11st 13lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Unexposed sort; ran really well when a close second to a subesquent easy winner in a Plumpton novice hurdle last time (2m, soft); bred to be suited by this step up to 2m4f (sister to a 2m5f-3m winning hurdler) but can pull hard so needs to settle; definite contender.

13/8

Form: 64474- D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won twice (2m-2m2f) during her time with Andrew Slattery; has eased in the weights since joining Daragh Bourke, offering more when fourth of 13 (Just Dottie immediately behind) over C&D last time; place prospects are most realistic for this stablemate of Game Beaaa.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Kellies Dream

12st 0lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Daragh Bourke

Ex-Irish; latest win came off 7lb lower at Kilbeggan in July last year (2m2f, yielding to soft); has not run up to his best on either start for present yard; bit to prove at present.

12/1

7th

1

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Kellies Dream

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Daragh Bourke

Dual hurdle winner when trained in Ireland but made low-key stable debut when well-held fourth at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy) last month; needs to take a good step forward here.

12/1

Form: P04-

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Won three times on the Flat (1m4f) in France for Nicolas Clement; didn't show much on her first two starts for Nick Alexander, but there were some positives drawn from her latest Ayr effort (fourth; beaten 23l); further step forward required for handicap debut.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Ayr

Anamanda

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Three wins over 1m4f on soft/heavy on the Flat in France, two last year; can't be fancied judged on her two British hurdle races, however.

50/1

Form: 42215- D

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Displayed a willing attitude when rallying to score at Newcastle (2m1f Class 5, heavy) on penultimate start; that was due reward for a series of consistent efforts; much less effective from 3lb out of the handicap in a Class 4 at Kelso subsequently; the more rain the better.

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

5th

7

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Celestial Fashion

10st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Ian Duncan

Dug deep to win her first race last time at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) and the horse she beat went into that race in good form; 6lb higher here with her out of the weights but hard to dismiss.

5/2

5

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

14:35 Newcastle

Celestial Fashion

10st 6lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Ian Duncan

Now 0-15 but she's consistent enough and hasn't been far away the last twice in 2m1f soft-ground handicaps at Sedgefield; should be able to nick one of these sooner or later.

5/1

Form: 933-

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Progressive in novice company at Hexham (2m, heavy); stuck to her task when placed again at the Northumberland venue last time; switches to handicapping in suitable company sporting a newly applied tongue-tie; should stay further eventually; highest on the shortlist.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

10

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

14:00 Hexham

French Highlands

10st 9lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders, headway and went third after 4th

7/1

3rd

5

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

14:20 Hexham

French Highlands

10st 12lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Towards rear throughout when 40-1 for Aintree bumper (good to soft) on debut in October; might be capable of better in due course but stable has more obvious chance with Fox's Fancy here.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 23327-

Last run: 232 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Perth regular (form figures 323327); narrowly beaten over 2m4f (soft) here last September but fluffed her lines next time (trainer was unable to offer an explanation); runner-up in this race last year, so no major surprise if she bounces back to form after a 232-day absence.

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

7th

6

27th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:55 Perth

Beauty To Behold

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

0-8 over hurdles but has made the frame here five consecutive times since April, the last twice for new stable in C&D handicaps; raised 4lb for her close second 16 days ago but and moves up from Class 5 today but at least that recent run proved she handles soft ground.

5/1

2nd

1

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:40 Perth

Beauty To Behold

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

Irish point winner; has run several decent races over hurdles including last time when third in a C&D handicap (good) on her first run for her current yard; a possible.

3/1

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Payout
Exacta £441.00
Straight Forecast £403.30
Tricast £5410.50
Trifecta £4029.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Villainess

SPOTLIGHT:

French Highlands

RP RATINGS:

Just Dottie

The Times:

Anamanda

D Express:

Beauty To Behold

The Guardian:

French Highlands

Daily Mail:

French Highlands

Daily Mirror:

Villainess

The Sun:

Villainess

Daily Record:

Villainess

TOPSPEED:

Just Dottie

POSTDATA:

Just Dottie

The Star:

Anamanda