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At The Races App Expert Tips Mares’ Maiden Hurdle (Arc Summer Novices’ Brush Hurdle Qualifier) (GBB)

  • Prize money: £4520.18
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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At The Races App Expert Tips Mares’ Maiden Hurdle (Arc Summer Novices’ Brush Hurdle Qualifier) (GBB)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
11-time Flat winner (mainly on AW) but no longer the force of old, and her recent close second came in a basement-grade classified race (1m2f; RPR 53); makes a rather belated hurdling debut here.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

10

(7)

29th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Agent Of Fortune

9st 0lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

Nine of her 11 wins have come on the AW, including one here (7f), but has only been successful in one of her last 48 starts; plenty to prove starting out for another new yard after 193 days off.

20/1

7th

12

(10)

18th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 104y

Class 6

14:55 Yarmouth

Agent Of Fortune

9st 1lb

J: Jonathan Fisher

T: Anthony Carson

towards rear, pushed along when up the centre from under 3f out, soon some headway, ridden from 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

12/1

4th

6

(7)

9th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

17:10 Southwell (AW)

Agent Of Fortune

9st 1lb

J: Jonathan Fisher

T: Anthony Carson

prominent on outer, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, rallied final 110yds, not reach leaders

33/1

Form: 3/44-2

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Made the frame in all four bumpers, perhaps most notably when second of six at Ludlow (good) in May; that form isn't anything to get too excited about but she ought to have a future over jumps.
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6th

7

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

12:15 Ludlow

Call Me Tara

11st 7lb

J: Mr Shaun Greene

T: Fergal O’Brien

Has won half of her six hurdle starts, the latest at Uttoxeter in July (2m4f, four ran and left clear); not so good next time but enters the argument on balance of form; Shaun Greene's first ride under rules.

11/2

3rd

3

3rd Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Worcester

Call Me Tara

11st 8lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Fergal O’Brien

Left clear at final flight for huge-margin win at Uttoxter (2m4f, heavy) in July and now 3-5 over hurdles; nudged up only 1lb for that success and remains unexposed at this trip; good ground also suits; likely contender.

13/8

1st

3

11th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

18:40 Uttoxeter

Call Me Tara

11st 11lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Fergal O’Brien

Fell on chase debut last time; plenty of promise in bumpers and novice hurdles prior to that (both wins over 2m on good); handles good to soft and is stoutly bred so should improve for the step up to 2m4f.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 10-

Last run: 110 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-sister to useful hurdler Arch My Boy; travelled well before grinding out win on bumper debut at Plumpton (good to soft) in February and subsequent heavy defeat in Aintree festival Grade 2 should not be viewed harshly; tongue-tie fitted for today's hurdling debut; in the mix.
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4th

2

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

17:15 Hereford

Girlofmydreams

11st 13lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Neil Mulholland

Improvement when scoring on second start over hurdles (Fontwell, 2m1f novice; good; reversed earlier form with the runner-up); jumped right throughout when less effective in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Warwick subsequently; the switch to a right-handed track should assist.

5/1

4th

2

29th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:36 Warwick

Girlofmydreams

11st 7lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Neil Mulholland

jumped right throughout, chased leader, led before 4th, not fluent 4th, soon increased tempo, pushed along and joined 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, weakened quickly run-in, lost third towards finish (jockey said mare jumped right-handed)

5/2

1st

6

4th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:50 Fontwell

Girlofmydreams

10st 7lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Neil Mulholland

raced in second, led just before 3 out, hit 2 out, pushed along approaching last, faced challenge when jumped right and mistake last, hung right run-in, kept on

5/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Unplaced in nine maiden points in Ireland, most recently when pulled up in May; can only be watched on today's rules debut.
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8

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

13:45 Fakenham

Imperial Senorita

10st 4lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Poor hurdler who was pulled up on chase debut at Sedgefield in November; cheekpieces now tried but would be a surprise winner.

50/1

7

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

13:55 Sedgefield

Imperial Senorita

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Max Young

Modest and inconsistent maiden in Irish points; soundly beaten in maiden hurdles for new stable; weak claims on handicap/chase debut.

33/1

10th

11

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Worcester

Imperial Senorita

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

always towards rear

100/1

Form: P32-23 BF

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
0-9 over hurdles and has become expensive to follow but the form of last month's clear third at Ffos Las has been made to look very solid by the front pair since and she ought to be on the premises again here; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers.
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3rd

9

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

15:37 Hereford

Joyful Kit

10st 7lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Harriet Brown

Beaten in a match over fences (3m) before finishing a never-dangerous third (close up) over 2m3f at Fontwell despite some dodgy jumping having her on the back foot; now 0-27 but she can pinch a race.

20/1

3rd

8

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

12:32 Fontwell

Joyful Kit

10st 7lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Harriet Brown

didn't always jump with fluency, in rear

11/1

Form: 50/0

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Travelled well for a long way and was denied clear run when close fifth on bumper debut at Lingfield (AW) in January 2021 but struggled in both subsequent turf bumpers, the latter in May after a long layoff; big leap of faith required to support her on this hurdling debut.
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No Results Found

Form: 36

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Quite useful on the Flat when trained in Germany, albeit without adding to her 2yo win in 2019, and made quite encouraging stable/hurdle debut when third over C&D (good to soft) last month; well beaten when upped to 2m4f since, though, and headgear now added.
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9th

7

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:23 Ludlow

Night Fever

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won on the Flat in Germany in 2019 but is 0-5 over hurdles; certainly didn't run badly when fourth in two Worcester handicaps (2m4f/2m) in early part of this season but has fitness to prove after 202-day absence and the cheekpieces (worn for her last three races) are missing.

11/1

4th

3

6th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Worcester

Night Fever

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Jamie Snowden

tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened last, lost third run-in

6/1

4th

7

31st Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

19:40 Worcester

Night Fever

10st 5lb

J: Page Fuller

T: Jamie Snowden

held up in behind leaders, prominent after 5th, ridden after 3 out, disputing third last, kept on

12/1

Form: 7/049-

Last run: 235 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Went close on hurdling debut for Nicky Henderson in October 2020 but lightly raced and generally very disappointing since; ended 2021 with heavy defeat in 2m5f handicap; drops back in trip with tongue-tie fitted here; needs to have been revitalised by combination of eight-month break and switch to new stable.
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4th

1

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

18:15 Fontwell

Paris Dixie

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Neither 3m2f trip nor familiar assertive tactics to blame when dropping out quickly on last month's chasing debut at Newton Abbot (beaten 28l); needs to jump better, but too early to write off; down a useful 6lb.

9/4

4th

1

23rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:05 Newton Abbot

Paris Dixie

12st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Had rather mixed record over hurdles but won by 16l here (3m2f, good) in the autumn and returned from layoff with very respectable run over similar trip at Stratford last month; has possibilities if she takes well to chasing but may be reliant on good ground.

11/2

2nd

5

3rd Jun 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 3

18:50 Stratford

Paris Dixie

10st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Looked good when winning by 16l at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) last September and is still well handicapped on older form, but she has a very mixed record and this is her first run since November.

4/1

Form: 4RF

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Sprint-bred mare who didn't show any significant promise on the Flat in 2018 and has made an inauspicious start to her hurdling career this season.
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No Results Found

Form: U6

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Badly out of form on the Flat for new stable this year and, after an early mishap on her hurdling debut, she managed only sixth in a very modest seller last month.
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11th

16

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

15:10 Chepstow

Gleneaglet

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Deborah Faulkner

always towards rear

33/1

8th

10

6th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Worcester

Gleneaglet

10st 12lb

J: James Best

T: Deborah Faulkner

took keen hold, held up in rear, jumped badly right and mistake 2nd, some headway after 4 out, ridden and no impression from 3 out, weakening when mistake last

50/1

Form: 3

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair on the Flat (albeit a maiden) and made good start to hurdling career when clear third at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) two weeks ago; any improvement upon that performance will put her right in the thick of things.
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7th

3

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Worcester

Gold Wing

11st 10lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway home turn, ridden before 3 out, weakened after 2 out

4/1

4

23rd Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Gold Wing

10st 13lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

Placed in eight of her 17 career starts but still awaiting a win; fair third in two maiden races last month and should be on the premises again.

9/2

4

18th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

13:00 Stratford

Gold Wing

11st 7lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

Fair on the Flat (albeit a maiden), and placed in two run-of-the-mill maiden hurdles this summer (2m2f/2m); not obviously well treated for today's handicap hurdle debut but has scope for improvement; respected.

4/1

Betting Forcast

33/1 Agent Of Fortune, 9/2 Call Me Tara, 4/1 Girlofmydreams, 66/1 Imperial Senorita, 11/4 Joyful Kit, 33/1 Lunar Flight, 14/1 Night Fever, 6/1 Paris Dixie, 100/1 Phyllis, 33/1 Gleneaglet, 3/1 Gold Wing

Verdict

Joyful Kit is very likely to be on the premises again but she really ought to have won one of these races by now and preference is for GOLD WING, who came from a fair way off the pace and made a promising start to her hurdling career when third at Newton Abbot this month. Girlofmydreams and Call Me Tara both showed enough in bumpers to suggest they can also feature.[Chris Wilson]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gold Wing

WEST COUNTRY:

Call Me Tara

Daily Express:

Girlofmydreams

TOPSPEED:

Joyful Kit

Daily Mirror:

Girlofmydreams

Daily Mail:

Call Me Tara

The Sun:

Call Me Tara

The Star:

Call Me Tara

RP Ratings:

Gold Wing

POSTDATA:

Gold Wing

The Times:

Gold Wing

Telegraph:

Gold Wing

The Guardian:

Gold Wing

Daily Record:

Gold Wing