October 31 / 15.00 Hereford

15.00

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Olivia Darcy Bespoke Ladies Occasionwear Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6970.88
  • 2m 0f 53y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Olivia Darcy Bespoke Ladies Occasionwear Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.01
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 363-12 D BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Won four times on the Flat in Jersey this summer; returned to hurdling with clearcut success at Worcester (2m, good) last month and she backed that up with a creditable second at Fontwell (2m3f) a week later; still looks on a workable mark and she's respected on this drop back in trip; last two runs have been under Thomas Doggrell.
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2nd

1

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

13:05 Ludlow

Princess T

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Neil Mulholland

Well handicapped on her 2m win at Hereford (good) last October but she's been out of sorts under both codes in last three runs; drops back into a Class 5 event but she was pulled up at Hereford three weeks ago and needs a major turnaround; equipment removed.

10/1

0

8

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:50 Hereford

Princess T

11st 5lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Clearcut winner of this 12 months ago off the very same mark; sole subsequent success came in a small field in Jersey and was also placed on the Flat in September; below par under both codes since but she has bounced back in the past.

20/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: /2041- CD

Last run: 246 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Added to her four Flat wins when justifying favouritism in a C&D maiden (first run after wind surgery) for Michael Scudamore in February; now returns to a handicap for new yard but she went close off only 2lb lower in this race last year and that was after a break; respected.
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1st

3

25th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

13:03 Huntingdon

Sashenka

11st 2lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

held up in rear, headway 5th, clear with one other from 3 out, challenging when pecked on landing 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden and led run-in, kept on well

11/10

7th

4

(4)

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Goodwood

Sashenka

9st 5lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

dwelt start, towards rear, short of room over 4f out, ridden over 3f out

5/1

4th

3

20th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

13:30 Cheltenham

Sashenka

11st 7lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

No match for Progressive when second at Kempton (2m, good to soft) in February but drew nicely clear of the others with a next-time-out winner when scoring at Newbury (2m4f, good) last month and a recent 4lb rise does not look excessive; might be the answer.

7/1

Form: 822264 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Won five 2m handicaps (all on good) in 2021 and she's run several creditable races this year including when a 2l fourth at Uttoxeter last month; looks weighted near her best off this sort of mark but she should give it another good shot if the rain stays away.
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4th

1

11th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:10 Ludlow

Pillar Of Steel

12st 0lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: James Evans

taken down early, held up in rear, headway before 3 out, briefly went second 2 out, weakened gradually run-in

4/1

6th

3

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Pillar Of Steel

11st 6lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: James Evans

Bang there in her last three runs for Henry Oliver, all 2m handicaps on goodish ground; difficult to call her well handicapped but entitled to give her running once more.

3/1

3rd

4

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 3

15:18 Southwell

Pillar Of Steel

11st 3lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Henry Oliver

Came good for Henry Oliver at third attempt, keeping on well to prevail against own sex at Stratford (2m, good to soft) last month; 5lb rise demands a bit more from her but the faster ground will also suit.

7/2

Form: 56-541 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Improved her hurdles strike-rate to 3-12 when scoring with authority at Stratford (2m, good; hood reapplied) on her seasonal return 16 days ago; beat a clear second in that race and a 4lb rise for that success looks fair; big player.
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2nd

4

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Sedgefield

Aliomaana

11st 3lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

raced in third, chased clear leader after 5th, no impression when mistake 2 out, kept on

9/2

3rd

4

9th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 3

15:40 Stratford

Aliomaana

10st 5lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

led, pressed winner when headed after 1st, not fluent 5th, awkward jump 6th, lost second approaching last, kept on run-in

6/1

4th

3

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

16:30 Newton Abbot

Aliomaana

10st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

Well beaten at Stratford latest (favourite) but made a bad mistake early in that race and ground also softer than ideal; generally consistent and will go close if able to show her best.

9/2

Form: P4/2F- D

Last run: 329 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Well treated on best hurdle form but her last win was in August 2020 and she's been out of sorts in last four starts; has had wind surgery but she returns from a lengthy absence and has something to prove for another new yard; tongue-tie added.
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5th

2

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 3

15:15 Catterick

Will Victory

11st 12lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

prominent, ridden after 3 out, weakened from 2 out

9/4

1st

2

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

13:25 Plumpton

Will Victory

11st 11lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

in touch with leaders, went second going easily 2 out (usual 4 out), pushed along and led home turn, ridden out and kept on well inside final furlong

2/1

1st

2

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

12:30 Sedgefield

Will Victory

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

in touch with leaders, disputed lead 2nd, led 4th, went clear after 3 out, nudged along when mistake last, pushed out run-in, comfortably

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 13-31F D BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 12st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Made it 3-9 over hurdles when a comfortable winner at Southwell (2m, good) in June but she looked held when coming down at the last at Uttoxeter (favourite) last month; that was her third fall in this sphere and she needs to resume her progress after another short break.
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0

6

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:35 Hereford

Addosh

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Three-time hurdle winner; seemingly aided by addition of tongue-tie when making the frame three consecutive times over 2m in June-September but was well beaten after racing too freely here three weeks ago; up in trip today; not the percentage call.

12/1

6th

6

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:50 Hereford

Addosh

11st 5lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Pulled up in this 12 months ago with a slipping saddle when 11lb higher; some creditable efforts in the meantime and it was a competitive Class 2 in which she struggled at Market Rasen most recently.

16/1

8th

9

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 2

16:30 Market Rasen

Addosh

10st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

On a good mark now (down 10lb this year); placed in mares' handicaps at Stratford and Uttoxeter on last two starts; this looks stronger.

10/1

Form: 2132-4 D BF

Last run: 182 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Went close off this mark at Wincanton (1m7f, good) in March but that was in a small field and she failed to match that form in her final run during the spring; hurdles record now stands at 1-15 and she doesn't have a great record when fresh; others preferred.
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5th

9

8th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:10 Chepstow

Sarceaux

10st 4lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Alexandra Dunn

Both wins (19 starts) came very narrowly, most recently at Kempton last February; had been runner-up at 50-1 in this race on heavy ground the time before; refused to line up once in October and well beaten in early December but an each-way case can be made.

9/1

4th

4

7th Dec 2022

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

12:10 Leicester

Sarceaux

11st 2lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Alexandra Dunn

Dug deep to pip progressive rival at Kempton (2m, good to soft) in February and will be fine on the forecast slower ground here, but she was below form on latest outing in May and her record when fresh is not compelling.

7/1

8

31st Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

15:00 Hereford

Sarceaux

10st 6lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Alexandra Dunn

Went close off this mark at Wincanton (1m7f, good) in March but that was in a small field and she failed to match that form in her final run during the spring; hurdles record now stands at 1-15 and she doesn't have a great record when fresh; others preferred.

10/1

Non-runners

Martha Willow

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £9.80
Straight Forecast £12.00
Tricast £74.36
Trifecta £72.90

Selections

POSTDATA:

Princess T

RP Ratings:

Sashenka

SPOTLIGHT:

Aliomaana

WEST COUNTRY:

Will Victory

The Star:

Aliomaana

Daily Record:

Aliomaana

The Times:

Princess T

Telegraph:

Princess T

The Guardian:

Princess T

D Express:

Princess T

Daily Mirror:

Princess T

TOPSPEED:

Sashenka

LAMBOURN:

Sashenka

Daily Mail:

Sashenka

The Sun:

Sashenka