March 10 / 16.20 Ayr

16.20

Good

Visit Irish Store Sales With ITM EBF Mares’ “NH” Novices’ Hurdle (EBF Mares NH Novices) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4409.63
  • 2m 4f 100y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Visit Irish Store Sales With ITM EBF Mares’ “NH” Novices’ Hurdle (EBF Mares NH Novices) (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain and snow

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 311 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Bids to completes a hat-trick after clearcut 2m4f wins at Sedgefield (good to soft) and Market Rasen (good) this year; quite closely matched on the figures with the other dual hurdle winner in this line-up, Ruby Island, and ought to be right in the thick of things.
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4th

9

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Windtothelightning

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Mare who was progressive last year and returned to form when seventh of 15 at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month, beaten just under 3l; she went very close in a 3m point and this first attempt at a staying trip under rules is worth a go; not discounted.

11/1

4th

9

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Windtothelightning

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Mare who was progressive last year and returned to form when seventh of 15 at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month, beaten just under 3l; she went very close in a 3m point and this first attempt at a staying trip under rules is worth a go; not discounted.

11/1

7th

4

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Windtothelightning

11st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

midfield, lost position 5th

12/1

13/8

  • Place: £1.02

Form: 1-2411 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
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.
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7th

4

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Ayr

Ruby Island

11st 11lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Bumper winner who won her first two races over hurdles last season (first was over C&D) and was a close second to an improver on third run (2m4f, good); hasn't been out since a below-par effort in the mares' final at Newbury in March 2023; interesting on second handicap start.

5/1

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

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 127

Last run: 118 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won good-ground Uttoxeter bumper on debut in September and was respectable seventh when upped to Listed grade at Cheltenham (good) in November; over 8l behind Ruby Island on latter occasion but is 12lb better off with her here and could have a say on today's hurdling debut.
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7th

3

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

13:35 Market Rasen

Bridget Breeze

11st 13lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

in touch with leaders

12/1

Form: 65

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed only minor promise on bumper debut in October and when fifth of seven over hurdles at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft) last month; others look much stronger.
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1st

3

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Torosay

11st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Nine-race maiden; runner-up at Newcastle on last two starts, the latest going down by just over 5l behind a subsequent winner over 2m7f on testing ground; one with a chance.

5/2

1st

3

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Torosay

11st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Nine-race maiden; runner-up at Newcastle on last two starts, the latest going down by just over 5l behind a subsequent winner over 2m7f on testing ground; one with a chance.

5/2

2nd

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

15:47 Newcastle

Torosay

11st 5lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

0-8 but she's shown some ability at times, not least with her latest effort when a staying-on second here (2m4f, heavy) recently; both that run and her pedigree suggest that she could appreciate this step up in trip and find some improvement; player.

3/1

Form: 48

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Made reasonably encouraging bumper debut at Newcastle (AW) in January but was last of eight in what looked a weaker race than this when switched to hurdling at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft) last month; up in trip today.
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1st

5

6th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:13 Uttoxeter

Theirshegoes

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Takes yet another drop in trip having been a weakener in her recent races over 3m2f, 3m and 2m4f, albeit on slow ground; has the ability to cope with this mark and perhaps this sharper test will suit.

6/1

4th

5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Musselburgh

Theirshegoes

11st 3lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

prominent on inner

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Pulled up on point debut last April and not seen again since; could be considered only if attracting good market support; tongue-tie fitted.
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3rd

5

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

19:10 Uttoxeter

Turkey And Ham

11st 12lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Six-race rules maiden; finished well down the field in a similar handicap at Clonmel (2m3f, yielding; 25-1) four weeks ago; surprising if she's the solution on her first attempt at 3m.

16/1

11th

11

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:30 Clonmel

Turkey And Ham

11st 3lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear

10/1

11th

11

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:30 Clonmel

Turkey And Ham

11st 3lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear

10/1

Form: 90-PP

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Pulled up at huge odds in two maiden hurdles here last month (2m4f/2m3f); makes no appeal.
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7th

9

14th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:30 Sedgefield

Alien Encounter

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Leonard Kerr

Well beaten at triple-figure odds in all four hurdles starts.

100/1

5th

5

26th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

12:50 Carlisle

Alien Encounter

10st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Leonard Kerr

Has shown very little across her five runs; cheekpieces go on.

100/1

7th

4

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:20 Ayr

Alien Encounter

11st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Leonard Kerr

Pulled up at huge odds in two maiden hurdles here last month (2m4f/2m3f); makes no appeal.

100/1

OUR TIP

Form: -70417 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Displayed improvement to win over C&D (heavy; first-time cheekpieces) in January, her third start over hurdles, but takes on stronger opposition today and has since been well beaten in a 3m handicap here.
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4

11th Mar 2023

Good

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

14:10 Ayr

El Poppochapo

10st 13lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: S R B Crawford

Off the mark over hurdles at the fourth attempt when winning a 2m4f novice here (heavy) in January; faded before stamina became an issue in the race won by On We Go over 3m here last time; questions to answer after that display.

9/1

3

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:20 Ayr

El Poppochapo

11st 7lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Displayed improvement to win over C&D (heavy; first-time cheekpieces) in January, her third start over hurdles, but takes on stronger opposition today and has since been well beaten in a 3m handicap here.

10/1

7th

2

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

14:25 Ayr

El Poppochapo

11st 12lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

Stayed on strongly in first-time cheekpieces when off the mark over hurdles here (2m4f mares' novice, heavy) last month; up in trip for the switch to handicap company in the hands of a capable 7lb claimer; one for the shortlist.

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Third foal; dam point winner, half-sister to useful 2m-2m6f hurdle/chase winner Deans Road; has pretty good standard to reach on debut.
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7

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Elmley Lovett

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

28-1 when a weakener at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) and unlikely to be anywhere near good enough to trouble the best of these.

50/1

6th

4

31st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

13:40 Wetherby

Elmley Lovett

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Third foal; dam point winner, half-sister to useful 2m-2m6f hurdle/chase winner Deans Road; her rivals don't set a daunting standard for this debut run and her trainer can ready one first time; check the betting.

9/1

5

11th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:30 Ayr

Elmley Lovett

10st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Form: 0P

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed some temperament and no significant promise in two points and two maiden hurdles in Ireland; blinkered for today's stable debut; can't be recommended.
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9th

14

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 100y

15:30 Down Royal

Glen Ali

10st 7lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

Has struggled since rejoining her original trainer after an unsuccessful stint with Iain Jardine; tends to jump to the right; no reassurance from her last three races.

66/1

0

10

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 9y

12:25 Clonmel

Glen Ali

10st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

towards rear but in touch with leaders, fell 5th

66/1

Form: 8

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten only about 16l when midfield in a course bumper last month (good to soft) but never looked dangerous; needs to take a big step forward on today's hurdling debut.
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9th

9

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Jean Armour

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

Never dangerous when beaten 16l in a bumper and she failed to complete on her hurdling debut; now goes in a tongue-tie.

66/1

8

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:20 Ayr

Jean Armour

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

Beaten only about 16l when midfield in a course bumper last month (good to soft) but never looked dangerous; needs to take a big step forward on today's hurdling debut.

66/1

9th

8

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:05 Ayr

Jean Armour

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

Second foal; dam runner-up in 2m2f bumper, sister to 2m4f hurdle winner Load Up Time; stable 0-31 in bumpers during last five seasons.

50/1

Form: 66PF

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
About 65l behind El Poppochapo over C&D (albeit on heavy ground) on hurdling debut in January and failed to complete both subsequent races.
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1st

13

15th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

20:22 Perth

Not In Kansas

10st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Made her breakthrough back from a lengthy absence when landing a Musselburgh handicap (2m4f, soft) last month; up 6lb but she travelled well before forging clear last time and this lightly raced 7yo is open to more improvement; strongly respected.

7/2

1st

13

15th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

20:22 Perth

Not In Kansas

10st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Made her breakthrough back from a lengthy absence when landing a Musselburgh handicap (2m4f, soft) last month; up 6lb but she travelled well before forging clear last time and this lightly raced 7yo is open to more improvement; strongly respected.

7/2

1st

7

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

19:10 Musselburgh

Not In Kansas

10st 5lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

held up in rear, not fluent 7th, headway before 3 out, led going easily before last, pushed along and went clear final 110yds, readily

25/1

Non-runners

El Poppochapo, Elmley Lovett, Not In Kansas

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Payout
Exacta £3.60
Straight Forecast £3.39
Trifecta £7.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Windtothelightning

TOPSPEED:

Ruby Island

RP Ratings:

Windtothelightning

POSTDATA:

Windtothelightning

Telegraph:

Windtothelightning

D Express:

Windtothelightning

Daily Mirror:

Windtothelightning

The Star:

Windtothelightning

Daily Record:

Windtothelightning

The Times:

Ruby Island

The Guardian:

Ruby Island

Daily Mail:

Ruby Island

The Sun:

Ruby Island