December 02 / 12.30 Sedgefield

12.30

Good To Soft

Vickers.Bet Proud To Sponsor British Racing Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £8931.44
  • 2m 3f 188y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Vickers.Bet Proud To Sponsor British Racing Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 4/2F-5

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
A fairly useful hurdles winner in France but she's yet to get her head in front in this country and beat only one for her new yard after a wind op in 2m Hereford handicap 32 days ago; others are preferred.
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Verdict Starting price

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

13/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 13-452 D BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Dual 2m3f chase winner at Catterick last season who posted another good effort there when second in 2m3f handicap chase a fortnight ago; she reverts to hurdles off a lower mark so needs considering.
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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: 2313-2 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark in this sphere at Catterick in March and she returned from eight months off with an excellent second in 2m4f Market Rasen handicap last month; she's firmly in the picture despite taking a 3lb rise.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:20 Market Rasen

Betty Baloo

11st 10lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

Consistent and progressive mare with two chase wins here this spring; only third (off 9lb lower) when last seen over hurdles six months ago but has improved since; fair chance if able to transfer her chasing form.

5/2

1st

8

12th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

14:50 Market Rasen

Betty Baloo

11st 1lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

Progressive mare; has won two of her last three races on good/good to soft, the latest over C&D; up 7lb and up in grade, but not out of it.

9/2

1st

6

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

17:04 Market Rasen

Betty Baloo

11st 4lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Runner-up late last year in her only two runs at this track; won a four-runner mares' handicap at Catterick (3m1f, good) in February on her third chase start and creditable second at Catterick (also 3m1f on good) last time; that puts her firmly in the mix.

2/1

Form: 1223-

Last run: 225 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Went in at the first time of asking over hurdles at Wetherby in February before being placed in three more 2m novices in the spring; this daughter of Flemensfirth now goes into handicaps stepped up in trip so must enter calculations.
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4

26th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:00 Southwell

Minelladestination

11st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st

11/2

7th

1

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:38 Perth

Minelladestination

12st 1lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Won at Wetherby (2m, good) on her debut last February; expensive to follow in next seven starts but she got back on the scoresheet when landing a Stratford handicap (good to soft; second-time cheekpieces) last month; that was a narrow success but she held off an in-form rival and is only 2lb higher here; big player again for yard that won this last year.

11/4

1st

2

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:45 Stratford

Minelladestination

11st 8lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

0-7 since debut win; however, finished 1l second off this mark at Southwell (2m, good) on penultimate start; has a fighting chance on that effort; cheekpieces worn last time are retained.

7/1

Form: 41

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
A fair 1m4f Flat winner who opened her account in this sphere in 2m Huntingdon novice last month; she can't be ruled out now going handicapping stepped up in trip.
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3rd

4

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:20 Doncaster

East End Girl

11st 0lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

raced in second, not fluent 4th, pressed leader 5th, led home turn, pushed along and headed before 2 out, weakened approaching last

11/4

7th

6

(11)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 4

14:42 Southwell (AW)

East End Girl

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Alastair Ralph

With new yard last four starts and back to form on last three, including a win; they were all 2m hurdle races but she also won over 2m on Newcastle AW Flat in June (did it well in a four-runner race); wore cheekpieces that day and on her only Flat run since, but they are off today; considered.

20/1

2nd

1

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

14:45 Doncaster

East End Girl

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

With new yard for last three starts and back to form on last two, winning at Hereford (2m, good) last time; probably act on soft; back up 3lb but should be seriously involved in this weak race.

11/4

Form: 444

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
French-bred mare who has shaped with promise when fourth at Ludlow on both her runs over hurdles, particularly so on latter occasion over 2m last month; she looks to have got in lightly for her handicap debut so merits serious consideration back up in trip.
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3rd

9

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 3

15:20 Ludlow

Regal Renaissance

10st 6lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Won two C&D handicaps last season on good to soft; three creditable shows for minor honours here this autumn/winter, latest under Alice Stevens when possibly stretched by 3m; each-way claims.

9/1

2nd

1

6th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

12:20 Ludlow

Regal Renaissance

12st 0lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Won twice over the 2m5f here last season on good to soft; 9lb higher than for the latest of those but has managed to get competitive in both runs this winter (again here over 2m5f) and her jockey last time was having his first ride under rules; down in grade here with Alice Stevens good value for her 6lb; had excuses when disappointing on previous soft-ground run; respected.

11/4

Form: 51P9-0 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Dual winner at 2m/2m4f last term but she has twice run poorly since sent handicapping, including on her return at Wetherby 20 days ago; yard took this event 12 months ago but she has something to prove.
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2

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

The Player Queen

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Point winner who won twice over hurdles (2m4f/1m7f) last season but she's struggled in her last five starts including pulled-up efforts in her last two handicaps; dropped another 4lb but she needs to turn things around on this switch to chasing; cheekpieces worn last time are removed.

25/1

15

10th Jan 2023

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

15:00 Doncaster

The Player Queen

10st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Winner of 2m4f maiden and 1m7f novice hurdles last winter but her handicap form this winter has not been up to scratch; big turnaround needed for first-time cheekpieces.

25/1

3

3rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

12:15 Musselburgh

The Player Queen

11st 3lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Won twice over hurdles last season (2m4f/1m7f) and is still lightly raced, but looked out of sorts on both appearances towards end of last year and needs a good boost from the first-time cheekpieces here.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £21.10
Straight Forecast £18.00
Trifecta £57.50

Selections

The Guardian:

Betty Baloo

The Times:

East End Girl

SPOTLIGHT:

Regal Renaissance

RP Ratings:

Will Victory

POSTDATA:

Spot On Soph

D Express:

Regal Renaissance

Daily Mail:

Betty Baloo

The Sun:

Betty Baloo

The Star:

Betty Baloo

Daily Record:

Betty Baloo

WEST COUNTRY:

Will Victory

Telegraph:

East End Girl

Daily Mirror:

East End Girl