January 26 / 15.40 Wetherby

15.40

Soft

wetherbyracing.co.uk Mares’ Handicap Chase (Challenger Mares’ Chase Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4832.11
  • 2m 3f 85y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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wetherbyracing.co.uk Mares’ Handicap Chase (Challenger Mares’ Chase Series Qualifier)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 4113-2

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
4-11 over hurdles when trained by Stuart Edmunds and and ran big race in defeat behind resurgent rival on last month's seasonal/stable debut at Plumpton (2m4f, soft; first-time cheekpieces); big player if that level of form can be transferred to fences on this chasing debut.
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3

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

16:15 Ludlow

Midnight Mary

11st 5lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Likeable mare with a consistent profile but her only chase win came off a 12lb lower mark and she's gone up 5lb for performing above herself in the face of a stiff task in a Listed race for mares last time (2m4f; fine at 3m and on soft); possibly flattered by that and opposable off current mark.

7/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 322-46

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in Grade 3 fillies' handicap hurdle at Cheltenham (2m3f, good) last spring and made satisfactory seasonal debut in October but capitulated very tamely at Plumpton last month and has some questions to answer on today's chasing debut.
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1st

1

18th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

La Renommee

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

in rear

5/1

1st

1

18th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

La Renommee

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

in rear

5/1

6th

7

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 1

15:25 Kelso

La Renommee

10st 9lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

raced in last, pecked on landing 2nd, struggling from 12th

12/1

Form: P3-141

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Came good over fences at Fakenham (2m5f, good to soft) on New Year's Day, where she travelled well for most of the way and found enough when it mattered; moves up in grade here but a recent 3lb rise doesn't look excessive and she's open to further progress over fences; respected.
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1st

7

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 4

15:35 Wetherby

Lincoln Lyn

10st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Tom Gretton

took keen hold, midfield

5/2

2nd

6

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

12:40 Fakenham

Lincoln Lyn

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Tom Gretton

held up in rear, not fluent 1st, headway after 3 out, outpaced after 2 out, went second run-in, challenging final 110yds, just held

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: /8211-

Last run: 549 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Signed off for Paul Nicholls with two good-ground hurdle wins in summer 2021 (both 2m5f); could quite plausibly have more to offer over fences for Venetia Williams at some stage but has fitness to prove after 549-day absence and is untested on turf slower than good.
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6th

6

16th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 2

13:00 Hereford

Stanley Stanley

11st 4lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Jumping was looking an issue but she was excellent in that department when making all under Shane Quinlan at Ffos Las (3m, soft; has won on good) when last seen in May, beating Shirocco's Dream; returns off 8lb higher following wind surgery; one of three runners for local yard with an excellent record in this race.

13/2

1st

4

9th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

16:10 Ffos Las

Stanley Stanley

11st 8lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Ended time with Paul Nicholls with two 2m5f hurdle wins (good) in the summer of 2021; encouraging chase debut back from absence for new yard at Wetherby in January (2m3f, soft) but was beaten a long way out over 3m at Exeter in March; hard to know which way she'll go today.

12/1

6th

2

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

14:17 Exeter

Stanley Stanley

11st 13lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Venetia Williams

Won back-to-back handicap hurdles on good ground at Newton Abbot (2m5f) for Paul Nicholls during July 2021; not seen again until two months ago when an encouraging 5l fourth (of six) on her chase/stable debut at Wetherby (2m3f, soft); should be sharper for that and promises to stay this far; player.

11/4

Form: 44-48

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Very unexposed mare who shaped with promise in two 2m novice hurdles last year; soundly beaten on chase/handicap debut at Catterick (1m7f, soft) four weeks ago and not bred to benefit from today's step up in trip but still worth keeping an eye on in the betting.
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12th

3

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

16:10 Sedgefield

Ring Pretender

11st 7lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Soundly beaten last winter on first two chase starts and absent since; however, this lightly raced 8yo showed some promise in novice hurdles previously and is not discounted now back in this sphere; watch the betting.

7/1

Form: 454-1P D BF

Last run: 51 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Won three-runner chase in pretty good style on seasonal debut at Warwick (2m4f, soft) in November and ran well until her stamina petered out at Fontwell (3m2f, good) last month; drops back in trip with cheekpieces added here; still unexposed over fences.
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3rd

1

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Lingfield

Swincombe Fleat

11st 9lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Won three-runner chase debut at Warwick (2m4f, soft) in November 2022; right out of form in her three starts since, the latest (way out of her depth) for new yard in December having left Anthony Honeyball; questions to answer.

7/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £15.50
Straight Forecast £14.10
Trifecta £42.20

Selections

The Times:

Stanley Stanley

RP Ratings:

Lincoln Lyn

SPOTLIGHT:

Swincombe Fleat

D Express:

Midnight Mary

Telegraph:

Stanley Stanley

The Guardian:

Stanley Stanley

Daily Record:

Stanley Stanley

TOPSPEED:

Lincoln Lyn

POSTDATA:

Lincoln Lyn

Daily Mirror:

Lincoln Lyn

WEST COUNTRY:

Swincombe Fleat

Daily Mail:

Swincombe Fleat

The Star:

Swincombe Fleat

The Sun:

Midnight Mary