January 24 / 15.20 Exeter

15.20 Exeter

Soft

Staying Mares’ Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3812.2
  • 2m 7f 25y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Staying Mares’ Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 445/8P

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 80

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4th

9

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 5

13:05 Ffos Las

Arctic Footprint

11st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Chris Down

Thereabouts in staying handicap hurdles two years ago (soft/good) when much higher in the weights but slow to recapture form over hurdles and fences since back from an absence; something to prove for now.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 05-35P

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 100

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12

2nd Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

13:00 Plumpton

Dame Prestige

10st 12lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

The best of her four runs for Gordon Elliott was a close third in a 2m4f maiden at Perth in July; that form shouldn't be anywhere near good enough here.

50/1

5th

9

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:00 Perth

Dame Prestige

10st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, raced in second before 3rd, not fluent 3 out, pushed along and lost second before 2 out, soon edged left, weakened and beaten approaching last

11/4

Form: 8/2-

Last run: 403 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Mare

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1

4th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

15:00 Hereford

Don’t Rightly Know

11st 4lb

J: Miss Chloe Emsley

T: Polly Gundry

Just three career starts for this 8yo and she sets the hurdling standard on her second at Uttoxeter when last seen just over a year ago; hard to know if she'll repeat that but she has to be on the shortlist.

4/1

Form: 6-63

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

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2nd

7

2nd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Great Snow

11st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Neil Mulholland

Staying-on third of 13 at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) on hurdling debut was better than her bumper form, but she needs a sizeable step forward to trouble the best of these.

20/1

3rd

6

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

13:50 Ludlow

Great Snow

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

A couple of sixths in bumpers with the form nothing to shout about (RPRs 87/90); going up in trip for her hurdling debut should help but others have more pressing claims.

14/1

Form: 02

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

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8th

9

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

13:15 Hereford

Inchagoill Lady

10st 12lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Claire Harris

Placed in three of her four career starts, most recently 50-1 second in mares' maiden hurdle over C&D on soft ground (second attempt under rules); could go well again but some of these rivals have greater potential.

10/1

2nd

5

4th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

15:00 Hereford

Inchagoill Lady

11st 4lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Claire Harris

Placed in two Irish points in November 2020 (form has some merit); absent for two years and tailed off in British/hurdling debut at Chepstow; tongue-strap now fitted.

50/1

Form: 425/43

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Mare

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2nd

3

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

14:45 Exeter

Lagonda

11st 13lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Two runs for new yard (tried pointing last season) and back to her best form when third of ten in a mares' novice hurdle at Warwick (2m5f, soft) on latest; needs to improve on that on today's chase debut under rules.

7/2

Form: 46

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

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3rd

11

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:20 Exeter

My Girl Katie

11st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Won on Irish point debut in October and was very respectable fourth on hurdle debut at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) in December; failed to build on that performance there last month, though, and others in this line-up look much stronger.

20/1

6th

15

6th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

13:30 Ludlow

My Girl Katie

11st 1lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Bought for £45,000 after winning Irish maiden point (3m, yielding) in October; 25-1, 11l fourth of 13 in mares' novice hurdle over C&D (good to soft) 17 days ago was a solid start under rules, so worth a second look.

12/1

Verdict

She probably needs to improve a bit but GREAT SNOW should appreciate today’s stiffer stamina test and she is preferred to Lagonda (second choice). My Girl Katie, Inchagoill Lady and the returning Don’t Rightly Know should also have some say.[Alistair Jones]