January 30 / 16.40 Hereford

16.40

Soft

Cazoo Mares’ Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2614.08
  • 2m 0f 53y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Cazoo Mares’ Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.70
  • Place: £1.70

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Recorded a clearcut success in point bumper (2m, heavy) last March for Bradley Gibbs; that form looks ordinary on the whole but she's open to progress; market confidence should be heeded.
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1st

13

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

19:05 Punchestown

Casa No Mento

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Has won three out of four over hurdles, only losing out in a Listed event at Taunton; does not want it too soft and might be capable of better, but will need to be if she is to play a hand.

14/1

1st

13

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

19:05 Punchestown

Casa No Mento

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

midfield on inner, steady headway after 3 out, led before last, soon faced challenge and clear with one other, edged left final 110yds, ridden out

14/1

1st

1

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:10 Chepstow

Casa No Mento

11st 12lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Useful in bumpers last season and began hurdling career with two wins in the autumn; creditable second in Listed race at Taunton (2m, good to soft) on latest outing in December and has strong claims here.

6/4

9/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 5

Last run: 213 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Absent since her modest fifth, beaten 19l, in good-ground event at Newton Abbot last July; may well do better as she's related to a couple of bumper winners; check for market support.
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6th

7

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

19:30 Hereford

Ellies Sister

10st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Jamie Snowden

Showed promise in a bumper; little to show for her efforts in three maiden/novice hurdles at about 3m and 2m but should find this level more suitable and no surprise to see her involved back up in trip.

10/1

6th

7

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

19:30 Hereford

Ellies Sister

10st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Jamie Snowden

Showed promise in a bumper; little to show for her efforts in three maiden/novice hurdles at about 3m and 2m but should find this level more suitable and no surprise to see her involved back up in trip.

10/1

6th

4

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:10 Chepstow

Ellies Sister

11st 0lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

No match for Casa No Mento when second in Hereford bumper last season and has struggled on both hurdling starts this term (2m7f/3m); drops in trip today.

100/1

9/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 6

Last run: 215 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dam placed in bumper; shaped with some promise at Worcester (2m, good) seven months ago, staying on from rear into midfield, beaten 23l; in good hands and should be capable of improvement.
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0

9

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

14:50 Kelso

Internet Biddy

10st 10lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Jackie Stephen

held up in last

40/1

5th

7

6th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:25 Hereford

Internet Biddy

10st 13lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Placed in a bumper but yet to shine over hurdles; needs to learn to settle and to become more fluent if she is to make progress.

20/1

7th

3

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

14:00 Chepstow

Internet Biddy

11st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Placed once from two bumper starts; became lit up by an early incident on her Lingfield hurdling debut and ran herself into the ground, finishing behind Oakley Dancer; capable of doing much better.

11/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
£26,000 3yo; closely related to winners One For Rosie (bumper/smart 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase) and Grumpy Charley (useful 2m-3m2f hurdle/chase), half-sister to two winners notably Air Horse One (bumper/useful 2m-2m4f hurdle); interesting newcomer.
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2

19th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

15:10 Uttoxeter

Falanghina

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

5th

7

22nd Jun 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

17:25 Uttoxeter

Falanghina

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

From a very good jumping family and shaped with significant promise before tiring in closing stages of soft-ground Hereford bumper in January; features prominently in calculations on today's hurdling debut.

7/2

4th

6

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:40 Hereford

Falanghina

11st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

£26,000 3yo; closely related to winners One For Rosie (bumper/smart 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase) and Grumpy Charley (useful 2m-3m2f hurdle/chase), half-sister to two winners notably Air Horse One (bumper/useful 2m-2m4f hurdle); interesting newcomer.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
First foal; dam bumper/useful 2m-3m hurdle/chase winner, sister to useful 2m-2m2f hurdle/chase winner Westerners Son, is granddaughter of half-sister to high-class stayer Vinnie Roe; trainer has a good strike-rate (27%) in bumpers in last five seasons; interesting debutante.
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3rd

11

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:28 Hereford

Scarlet OTara

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Runner-up at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) last March on second hurdle start and has run respectably on both since, the latest when upped to 2m4f; place chance.

7/1

7th

9

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

13:05 Market Rasen

Scarlet OTara

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

held up in rear

12/1

4th

6

10th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

18:27 Fakenham

Scarlet OTara

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Shaped with promise when well backed at Hereford (stayed on for fifth) on her debut in January and she built on that when a rallying second at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) 17 days ago; looks interesting on that effort and she's open to more progress.

5/1

Form: 01 D

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Tailed off at Chepstow on debut, having been unrideable in the early stages, but proved a totally different proposition at Ffos Las (2m, soft) where she belied her 125-1 odds with an 8l win; leading player if backing up that improvement; hood (worn both outings) is removed.
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7th

9

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

Golden Millie

10st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Simon Earle

Bumper winner who later held her own in a Listed race at Sandown; hasn't looked a natural over hurdles and has to raise her game.

10/1

7th

9

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

Golden Millie

10st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Simon Earle

Bumper winner who later held her own in a Listed race at Sandown; hasn't looked a natural over hurdles and has to raise her game.

10/1

6th

8

27th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:00 Wincanton

Golden Millie

10st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Simon Earle

Bumper winner who later held her own in a Listed race at Sandown; didn't jump that well when beaten 12l on her switch to hurdling at Lingfield (good to soft) but she possesses a fair level of ability.

11/2

Form: 88

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Irish point winner who finished behind Pollyonesock at Warwick on rules debut; seemed to record a better RPR in Listed grade at Huntingdon but never figured and finished last; that form looks unreliable.
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3rd

13

13th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 0y

19:45 Killarney

Shiroccosmagicgem

11st 4lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Edward F Power

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in rear, good headway after 4 out

16/1

3rd

13

13th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 0y

19:45 Killarney

Shiroccosmagicgem

11st 4lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Edward F Power

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in rear, good headway after 4 out

16/1

1st

13

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

19:10 Tramore

Shiroccosmagicgem

11st 0lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Edward F Power

Triple point winner; ran okay to be beaten about 10l at Cork in the hunter chase won by Carrig Wells; now in cheekpieces; probably has no more than place claims.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Justified favouritism in three-runner Irish point (3m, soft) three months ago; that form is nothing special but she is open to progress; joined new stable for £60,000; market confidence should be noted.
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8th

8

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:40 Hereford

Hello Marie

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Justified favouritism in three-runner Irish point (3m, soft) three months ago; that form is nothing special but she is open to progress; joined new stable for £60,000; market confidence should be noted.

4/1

Form: 7

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed signs of ability in big field at Warwick (2m, soft) nearly 11 weeks ago, finishing 24l seventh; should do better judged on breeding, as she's a half-sister to two useful bumper scorers.
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12

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Pollyonesock

10st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Placed in Stratford maiden hurdle (2m, good to soft) for Alastair Ralph last spring but things have not gone well in two handicaps (hurdle/chase) for new yard this year; didn't get very far at Southwell last time and has questions to answer back in this sphere.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
7,000euros foal; half-sister to winners Toviere (2m5f hurdle/3m chase) and Motown Maggie (2m3f hurdle/2m4f chase); dam unplaced 2m-2m4f hurdles, sister to bumper/hurdle/high-class chase winner Thisthatandtother; check the betting.
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10th

7

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:40 Hereford

Fortune Hunter

11st 2lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Harry Eustace

7,000euros foal; half-sister to winners Toviere (2m5f hurdle/3m chase) and Motown Maggie (2m3f hurdle/2m4f chase); dam unplaced 2m-2m4f hurdles, sister to bumper/hurdle/high-class chase winner Thisthatandtother; check the betting.

16/1

50/1

Form: 76

Last run: 97 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Unconvincing efforts at Newton Abbot in July and Bangor in October; best watched on return from another layoff.
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11th

13

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:40 Hereford

Shropshire

11st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Dave Roberts

Unconvincing efforts at Newton Abbot in July and Bangor in October; best watched on return from another layoff.

50/1

6th

9

25th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Shropshire

10st 9lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dave Roberts

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, ridden and outpaced 5f out, soon well held

100/1

Form:

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bred to do well in bumpers; finished down the field, beaten about 14l, at Ludlow (2m, soft) on the first attempt but may well improve with that debut experience under her belt.
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8th

2

28th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:40 Southwell

Belle Saint

11st 4lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Only tenth of 15 on debut in bumper at Ludlow (2m, soft) in January; should do better at some point but others have more pressing claims.

14/1

9

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Warwick

Belle Saint

10st 9lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Well-held tenth of 15 on debut in bumper at Ludlow (2m, soft) in January; should do better but stable has more obvious chance with Sole Solution.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Irish mare who showed promise in a point (3m, yielding to soft) six weeks ago, finishing second; not bred for bumpers or the 2m trip but interesting to see her sent over for this; one of two runners on the card for Navan-based yard.
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1

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Desperado Genie

12st 0lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Cian Collins

prominent, led narrowly 1st, headed but prominent before 3rd, mistake 5 out, weakened from 4 out

14/1

1

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Desperado Genie

12st 0lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Cian Collins

prominent, led narrowly 1st, headed but prominent before 3rd, mistake 5 out, weakened quickly after 4 out, soon pulled up

14/1

Non-runners

Belle Saint, Desperado Genie

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Payout
Exacta £54.50
Straight Forecast £45.87
Trifecta £364.70

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Casa No Mento

RP Ratings:

Golden Millie

SPOTLIGHT:

Falanghina

LAMBOURN:

Hello Marie

Daily Record:

Desperado Genie

POSTDATA:

Shiroccosmagicgem

The Guardian:

Pollyonesock

The Times:

Falanghina

Daily Mail:

Hello Marie

The Sun:

Golden Millie

The Star:

Golden Millie

Telegraph:

Casa No Mento

D Express:

Casa No Mento

Daily Mirror:

Casa No Mento