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Join Racing TV Now Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6807.5
  • 2m 3f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 16 runners
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Join Racing TV Now Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: 4-1

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

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4th

3

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 191y

Class 1

13:02 Haydock

Artemis Kimbo

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

Maiden hurdle winner who landed heavy-ground handicap chase at Leicester in December; however, she looks outclassed in today's company.

100/1

3rd

3

10th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 4

15:20 Leicester

Artemis Kimbo

11st 7lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

Opened chasing account at third attempt, making all in three-runner handicap over C&D (heavy) last month; the value of that form is open to question (odds-on favourite disappointed) but she's still on a workable mark if judged on hurdling form and still has low mileage.

7/4

OUR TIP

Form: 31-241

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

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7th

2

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Ruby Island

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Northern mare who has a solid record, including form figures of 112 since switched to hurdles; close second when upped to 2m4f at Ayr most recently; still open to further improvement and holds major claims provided she takes well to first-time headgear.

6/1

2nd

1

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:20 Ayr

Ruby Island

11st 12lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Made the frame in Listed Cheltenham bumper in in November (good ground) and is 2-2 since switched to hurdles, the wins gained over 2m here and at Wetherby (both good to soft); open to improvement over today's longer trip and a very obvious contender.

13/8

1st

2

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Wetherby

Ruby Island

11st 7lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

midfield, headway after 3rd, pushed along home turn, led after 3 out, kept on well

7/4

Form: 73-9

Last run: 89 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

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7th

8

17th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Worcester

Black Sam Vicki

10st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Close third in a Chepstow bumper last March but she's struggled at big prices in three hurdle runs since; takes a big drop back in trip but she needs considerable improvement.

16/1

9th

3

9th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

17:25 Ludlow

Black Sam Vicki

11st 4lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Third in a Chepstow bumper but she has offered little in two runs in this sphere, pulled up in Southwell maiden (2m4f) in January; others appeal more.

66/1

11

29th Jan 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Black Sam Vicki

11st 3lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Close up in a Chepstow bumper but 50-1 when tailed off in a maiden for mares at Uttoxeter.

100/1

Form: 69-

Last run: 307 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Mare

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5th

1

22nd Jun 2023

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

18:00 Uttoxeter

Flora Paget

12st 0lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Made inauspicious start to hurdling career but displayed improvement when placed at big odds in Huntingdon novice (2m4f, soft) in April, and further progress is possible in handicaps.

10/1

3rd

7

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:05 Huntingdon

Flora Paget

11st 2lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Sarah Hollinshead

took keen hold, held up in midfield, pushed along and headway after 3 out, hit 2 out, kept on, not pace to challenge

50/1

Abandoned

Form: 7-73

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

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1st

3

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:40 Fakenham

For Gina

11st 10lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: Lucy Wadham

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, steady headway and led 3 out, clear with one other 2 out, soon ridden and went clear, 8 lengths ahead when mistake last, stayed on

11/2

4th

7

29th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:20 Plumpton

For Gina

10st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Progressive 6yo who has won two of her last three starts including an emphatic success at Fakenham (2m7f, good to soft) last time; 8lb higher from out of the weights here but this tough mare could continue on the upgrade and she's respected.

5/1

Abandoned

Form: 26

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

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1st

10

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Gaye Legacy

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

midfield on inner

6/1

2nd

15

27th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 121y

Class 2

15:40 Kempton

Gaye Legacy

10st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

From famous jumping family; has improved since back from a break and handicapping, sealing a Market Rasen race quite well when upped to 2m7f (good to soft) in November and perhaps finding heavy ground too much for her behind well-treated one at Aintree recently; 2lb wrong but interesting.

11/2

2nd

6

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 4

12:20 Aintree

Gaye Legacy

11st 4lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

From a top-class family; off the mark on sixth hurdle start (first at further than 2m3f) when winning a mares' event at Market Rasen last time (2m7f, good to soft); this race is harder but she's a likely improver.

5/1

Form: P

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Mare

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10

6th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

14:30 Fontwell

Kings Kuroshio

10st 12lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

in touch with leaders on outer, mistake 2nd

100/1

18

7th Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:55 Wincanton

Kings Kuroshio

11st 1lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

held up in rear, pushed along 2nd

33/1

Form: 060

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

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8

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:44 Market Rasen

Miss Solitaire

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

held up in rear, hampered by faller and unseated 2nd

16/1

5

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:05 Southwell

Miss Solitaire

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

held up in rear, pushed along briefly with one circuit to go, pushed along 8th

10/1

Form: 20-8

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

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1

22nd Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Nothingtochance

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Improving mare who won Fakenham maiden (2m, soft) in pretty good style last month, her third start over hurdles; open to further progress in handicaps; shortlisted.

7/4

1st

8

17th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

14:20 Fakenham

Nothingtochance

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Sister to Edwardstone; close up on bumper debut round Southwell's sharp track and she ran better than the bare result on return from break behind a long odds-on shot at Exeter in February (2m, good to soft); of interest for yard that is 7-24 with hurdlers here in last five years.

6/4

2nd

10

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Nothingtochance

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

held up in rear, mistake 4th, some headway after 4 out, ridden after 3 out

10/1

Form: 3O

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

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11

8th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Worcester

Roccstar Bay

10st 11lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Early promise for Nicky Henderson when third in a Southwell bumper on debut but has looked an awkward ride in two hurdle starts; best watched for new yard.

50/1

10th

18

27th Jan 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 3

13:05 Doncaster

Roccstar Bay

10st 9lb

J: Nathan Brennan

T: Nicky Henderson

Half-sister to useful jumper Fancy Foundations; hooded and held up when promising second in Southwell bumper last May; was the clear pacesetter when switched to hurdling at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft; 14-1) on Boxing Day but she had steering issues and ran out around the home turn; comes with risks attached after that; interesting to see how she figures in the market.

10/1

Form: 690

Last run: 91 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

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7

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:30 Chepstow

Sabaarelli

10st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Tony Carroll

Soundly beaten in bumpers and refused at the first on hurdle debut.

200/1

12

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

13:15 Hereford

Sabaarelli

10st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Tony Carroll

Hurdles debutante who has poor form claims having been soundly beaten in three bumpers.

100/1

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W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

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4th

8

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 4

13:40 Wetherby

Shewearsthewellies

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Lawney Hill

Improved form in the autumn and made it 3-4 in handicaps when winning at Lingfield last time (2m7f, good to soft; has also won on soft); this unexposed mare is clearly thriving and holds strong claims once more.

7/2

Abandoned

Form: 614

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

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7th

1

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 3

13:05 Newcastle

Space Voyage

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Better could have been expected in a Listed mares' race at Kempton in November on her first crack at 3m, but prior to that she kept on well for third on handicap debut at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft) and there are stayers in her pedigree; has won on soft; could go well now back in a handicap.

9/2

5th

5

27th Nov 2023

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 1

14:35 Kempton

Space Voyage

11st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

held up in rear, no impression from 3 out

10/1

Form: 12 C BF

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

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1st

8

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:05 Newbury

Spring Note

11st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

made all, jumped well, went well clear from 3 out, unchallenged

10/1

Form: 73-4

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

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1

8th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Warwick

Sweet Magic

12st 0lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Has been taken out of races on good and soft ground but seemed fine on the latter surface when second of nine finishers over C&D in March; failed to give her running when upped to 2m7f at Chepstow next time (favourite) but still in the mix on return from break.

8/1

7th

5

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:35 Chepstow

Sweet Magic

11st 11lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

midfield

9/4

2nd

2

22nd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Warwick

Sweet Magic

12st 0lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Has produced three similar RPRs over hurdles (2m-2m4f), her latest when upped in trip and staying on at Musselburgh; probably has the potential to do better and is not ruled out.

11/2

Abandoned

Form: 203

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

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1st

2

23rd May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:00 Huntingdon

Symphorine

11st 12lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Responded well to first-time visor when winning Exeter seller (2m2f, good) last month but was safely held when back in a handicap a fortnight later and her overall profile remains unconvincing.

12/1

6th

7

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:20 Taunton

Symphorine

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Justified favouritism in a seller at Exeter (2m2f, good; visor added) two weeks ago but she didn't have to run up to her best in that race and this is much tougher back in a competitive handicap; has some work to do.

8/1

1st

6

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:15 Exeter

Symphorine

10st 10lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Has yet to find any consistency and hasn't offered much in her two handicaps (soft an excuse last time), but she ran okay behind decent mares on her first two runs over hurdles; disappointing if she fails to play a part at this level; visor is a first.

2/1

Verdict

The two previous hurdle winners have more to do but ARTEMIS KIMBO won well at Leicester despite some indifferent jumping. If that improves, she could defy the penalty. Space Voyage is feared most after her effort at Newbury with Ruby Island and Spring Note also considered.[Jonathan Neesom]