January 20 / 15.00 Market Rasen

15.00 Market Rasen

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Alan Swinbank Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £17085
  • 2m 0f 125y
  • Class 1
  • 11 runners
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Alan Swinbank Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Listed Race) (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 1-1 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
An exciting mare who has been most impressive in winning two good-ground bumpers at Cheltenham by 10l and 8l respectively, the latest a Listed event in November; penalised accordingly but she's looked well above average and it's unlikely that this softer ground will trouble her.
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1

4th Dec 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 1

15:25 Huntingdon

Queens Gamble

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Oliver Sherwood

An exciting filly who has been most impressive in winning two good-ground bumpers at Cheltenham by 10l and 8l respectively, the latest a Listed event three weeks ago; penalised accordingly but it would be bitterly disappointing should she not complete the hat-trick.

1st

13

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:05 Cheltenham

Queens Gamble

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Oliver Sherwood

towards rear of midfield, headway on outer 6f out, tracked leaders going easily 3f out, shaken up and led 2f out, clear when ridden inside final furlong, ran on well

11/4

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Form: 2 BF

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Bought for £220,000 after winning a 3m Irish point (soft/heavy) in March; in the absence of Queens Gamble (late non-runner) she was all the rage for a Listed bumper at Huntingdon and racing keenly didn't help as she found one too good; clearly has a lot of ability and held in high regard.
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2nd

2

4th Dec 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 1

15:25 Huntingdon

Alfie’s Princess

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Bought for £220,000 after winning a 3m Irish point (soft/heavy) in March; mixed messages as to the strength of that form but she won by 3l and is probably a good prospect.

6/4

Form: 1 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Cost £95,000 after finishing second in an Irish point and made the ideal start under rules when coming well clear on good to soft at Ludlow; posted a useful RPR in the process and she's not to be underestimated.
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1st

12

30th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:45 Ludlow

Dysart Enos

10st 9lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Runner-up in an Irish point in March and cost £95,000 the following month; out of a half-sister to bumper/useful hurdler Two Scoops; stable has decent level of success in these races; missed last week's intended debut (heavy ground); one of the likelier contenders.

9/2

5

23rd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:40 Wetherby

Dysart Enos

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Stayed on for 2l second in Irish point in March; sold for £95,000 the following month; nicely bred, as she's out of a half-sister to bumper/useful hurdle winner Two Scoops; new stable has won this race three times in the last eight years; very interesting.

5/2

Form: 21 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Bought for £18,000 after finishing second in an Irish bumper; 40-1, but no obvious fluke about her 2l success on soft ground at Ludlow where she led from just after halfway; has more on her plate here, though.
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1st

7

6th Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:00 Ludlow

Inion Tiogair

11st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Bought for £18,000 after finishing a 14l second on yielding ground at Tramore in October; if taking out the impressive winner it was probably a modest contest.

14/1

2nd

3

13th Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:15 Tramore

Inion Tiogair

11st 7lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

led, headed and pushed along from under 2f out, soon ridden but no chance with winner

9/2

Form: 2-1 D

Last run: 98 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Bought for 150,000euros after finishing second in a competitive race at Fairyhouse (yielding) in April and made a successful start for this yard at Uttoxeter (good); the runner-up was beaten a lot further by Queens Gamble next time so she clearly needs to have progressed.
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1st

2

14th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

16:40 Uttoxeter

Mellificent

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

midfield, headway home turn, led over 2f out, shaken up over 1f out, always doing enough

10/11

Form: 3

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
8-1 for a Listed bumper at Huntingdon (good) and after getting a little outpaced she stayed on well to finish within 2l of runner-up Alfie's Princess; Jordan Nailor rides again and this softer surface might well benefit her.
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8th

11

27th Jan 2023

Frozen

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

16:10 Huntingdon

Strong Belle

11st 4lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Well-bred sort who made a very encouraging start to her career when third in a C&D Listed race (good) in December; sets the standard and is open to further progress so she should take a bit of stopping.

6/4

3rd

9

4th Dec 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 1

15:25 Huntingdon

Strong Belle

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Fifth foal; dam unraced half-sister to French 2m6f Grade 1 chase winner Le Berry, French 3m2f Grade 3 chase winner Berryville and useful 2m-2m2f hurdle winner Dream Berry; positive pedigree and needs a market check.

6/1

Form: 2

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Pulled clear with a Paul Nicholls newcomer (unraced since) when runner-up at Exeter (good to soft) and came from further back than the winner; that was a promising start under rules and there's no doubt more to come.
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2nd

13

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

15:45 Exeter

Take No Chances

10st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, held up in rear, steady headway on outer from over 3f out

11/4

9

6th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Ffos Las

Take No Chances

10st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Form: 2

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Bred to stay a lot further; doesn't wear the hood that she sported when a promising second at Warwick (soft) and she'll need to find plenty on that form to trouble the best of these.
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2nd

18

16th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Warwick

Whisperonthewind

11st 0lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Sister to 3m/3m1f hurdle winner Don Brocco; dam placed bumpers/2m4f-3m1f hurdles, half-sister to very useful bumper/2m-3m2f hurdle/chase winner Bob Bob Bobbin; wears hood on debut; market can guide.

25/1

Form: 13 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

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3rd

8

30th Dec 2022

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 4

15:30 Haydock

You Some Girl

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Rebecca Menzies

14-1, won eight-runner bumper at Catterick (1m7f, soft) six weeks ago in clearcut style, leading under 3f out; promising start.

7/1

1st

9

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

15:37 Catterick

You Some Girl

10st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Rebecca Menzies

Half-sister to chase winner Brandy Harbour; one of two newcomers in this for trainer; betting may indicate what is expected.

8/1

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W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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Form: 3

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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3rd

9

7th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 5

12:13 Newcastle

Woogrey

10st 3lb

J: Miss Pippa Brown

T: Phillip Makin

in rear

25/1

Verdict

This opposition should test her but Oliver Sherwood’s QUEENS GAMBLE has looked a bit special in winning twice at Cheltenham and she’s taken to complete the hat-trick. Alfie’s Princess and Strong Belle made highly promising rules debuts at Huntingdon, Dysart Enos posted an eyecatching RPR in winning at Ludlow, and the well-bred Daytona Beach is not entirely dismissed as her yard is doing well with similar types in bumpers this season.[Alistair Jones]