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holdcroft.com Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6001.48
  • 2m 3f 207y
  • Class 3
  • 13 runners
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holdcroft.com Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3302-1

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Nearly won an Exeter handicap (2m2f, good) before going one better in a 2m5f maiden at Ludlow (good to soft), pulling nicely clear of Manimole; going the right way and might well be up to defying a penalty in this company.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

10

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

15:50 Cheltenham

Ooh Betty

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

3-13 over hurdles; lost out only by a nose to Aston Martini in quite valuable race at Lingfield (2m, soft) in January, having been bumped on the run-in, and her next two runs were also very creditable; the most exposed one in this line-up but handles good ground and probably won't be far away.

14/1

2nd

10

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

15:50 Cheltenham

Ooh Betty

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

3-13 over hurdles; lost out only by a nose to Aston Martini in quite valuable race at Lingfield (2m, soft) in January, having been bumped on the run-in, and her next two runs were also very creditable; the most exposed one in this line-up but handles good ground and probably won't be far away.

14/1

3rd

1

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Ooh Betty

11st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Career-best form was two runs back when runner-up in a mares' novice at Lingfield (2m, soft; awarded the race on the day but lost it on appeal); late mistakes were no help when second to Party Vibes at Market Rasen and she was giving the Daly mare 9lb that day; certainly not without hope of reversing those placings, especially with Joe Anderson now taking off 5lb; stays this far.

14/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 2553-2

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Now 0-7 after being put in her place by Ooh Betty at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) and there's no clear reason why she should reverse those placings, even on these more favourable terms.
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3rd

1

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:50 Taunton

Manimole

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

led, jumped right 1st, jumped right 2nd

7/2

5th

1

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

12:40 Lingfield

Manimole

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Twice beaten by Ooh Betty last spring but has come on leaps and bounds since then, producing career-best RPRs in winning 2m mares' hurdles at Newbury late last year (latest a Listed race); has more on her plate here but she's a no-nonsense mare who will be up there throughout.

14/1

1st

1

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

11:55 Newbury

Manimole

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Splendidly tough mare who was notching her third win of a busy campaign when trouncing ten rivals in a novice over C&D (good to soft; made most of the running) three weeks ago; that was her best effort by some way and there seemed to be no fluke about it; probably again the one to beat.

7/4

8/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 6-

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bought for £68,000 after finishing third in a 3m Irish point (yielding) in October; stable second string when beaten roughly 20l in a 2m3f hurdle for mares at Haydock (good to soft), with a mid-race blunder not helping matters.
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4th

6

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:55 Southwell

Our Friend Mo

10st 9lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Pulled up in two slow-ground chases at end of last season but fared much better when fourth of 13 over hurdles at Warwick (2m5f, good) last month and is 3lb lower today; each-way claims at least.

8/1

4th

13

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Our Friend Mo

10st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

11-race maiden who didn't progress over hurdles last year and it's been the same story over fences since December; has been pulled up in her last two starts and has lots to prove back over hurdles.

25/1

4th

13

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Our Friend Mo

10st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

11-race maiden who didn't progress over hurdles last year and it's been the same story over fences since December; has been pulled up in her last two starts and has lots to prove back over hurdles.

25/1

20/1

Form: 053-

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Seemed to show improved form when an 11l third at Exeter (2m, good), albeit without posing any danger to the principals; probably placed at best.
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1st

3

30th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

17:10 Ffos Las

Jolie Baie

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jo Davis

in rear

11/2

1st

6

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

19:25 Worcester

Jolie Baie

10st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jo Davis

Runner-up from 9lb out of the weights in a C&D handicap last month (soft), which was easily her best form yet; RPR of 79 suggests she may need more this evening.

4/1

Form: 00-

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Finished a good way back in her two bumpers at odds of 22-1 and 18-1 respectively; bred to make a hurdler but she's an unlikely winner on what she's shown thus far.
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2nd

7

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:30 Catterick

Crimson Ruby

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Unexposed mare; didn't show a great deal in three bumpers; well-beaten second behind an easy odds-on winner (who went on to complete a hat-trick next time) at Uttoxeter on latest start (2m, heavy); half-sister to a 2m5f winner so should improve for this longer trip on handicap debut.

12/1

2nd

6

18th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:37 Uttoxeter

Crimson Ruby

10st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Showed only minor promise when well-held fifth here (2m4f, good) on hurdling debut in May and was in rear throughout at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) last month.

66/1

8th

3

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:05 Ludlow

Crimson Ruby

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Showed only minor promise when well-held fifth on hurdling debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in May; stable has more obvious chance with Saunton Surf here.

50/1

Form: 0P/

Last run: 529 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Irish point winner but no signs of promise in two outings over hurdles towards the end of 2021; returns from a long absence for a new stable but makes limited appeal.
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6th

7

28th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

14:50 Uttoxeter

Getalady

10st 12lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Stella Barclay

Irish point winner but no signs of promise in two outings over hurdles towards the end of 2021; returns from a long absence for a new stable but makes limited appeal.

100/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 193 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Flat bred but made all in a good-ground Irish point before joining this yard for 40,000gns; perhaps found the ground too soft when tailed off in a Warwick bumper (8-1) and should be capable of better.
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4th

3

6th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:13 Uttoxeter

On Se Calme

11st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Came clear in a mares' maiden on fast ground at Hereford (2m) and could be forgiven her modest handicap debut as she perhaps found 2m4f too far and a late mistake didn't help; not yet exposed.

9/1

7th

2

14th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

12:20 Huntingdon

On Se Calme

11st 6lb

J: Oscar Palmer

T: Alan King

Jumps to the left went unpunished when running away with a Hereford mares' maiden last month (2m, good to firm); recipient of wind surgery since last tried over today's longer trip (3m Irish point winner even further back) and although initial mark is no gift her case is strong.

13/8

1st

3

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:25 Hereford

On Se Calme

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

Good-ground Irish point winner in spring 2022; initially very disappointing under rules but took step in right direction when fourth of sixth in Market Rasen maiden (2m, good; first run after wind surgery) last month, and that run may have brought her on.

7/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Failed to show much in an Irish point (3m, yielding to soft) but has joined a respected yard under rules and needs a market check.
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2

28th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

14:50 Uttoxeter

Ample Handful

10st 12lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Failed to show much in an Irish point (3m, yielding to soft) but has joined a respected yard under rules and needs a market check.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
First foal; dam triple bumper and 2m4f hurdle winner, sister to 2m7f chase and prolific point winner Midnight King; tongue-tied for debut; wouldn't have to be anything special to make an impact on this belated debut.
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3

28th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

14:50 Uttoxeter

Bell Way

10st 12lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

First foal; dam triple bumper and 2m4f hurdle winner, sister to 2m7f chase and prolific point winner Midnight King; tongue-tied for debut; wouldn't have to be anything special to make an impact on this belated debut.

14/1

Form: 54-

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair efforts in two bumpers, beaten about 5l here (good) and triple that distance at Southwell (good to soft); bred to stay this far (and beyond) so entitled to show more now switched to hurdling.
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6th

2

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell

Blow The Budget

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear, outpaced 3 out, kept on run-in, never on terms

4/1

3rd

1

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:58 Market Rasen

Blow The Budget

11st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

took keen hold, midfield, outpaced 3 out, headway before 2 out, stayed on run-in

10/1

3rd

1

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:58 Market Rasen

Blow The Budget

11st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

took keen hold, midfield, outpaced 3 out, headway before 2 out, stayed on run-in

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 32352-

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Promise in bumpers without being good enough to win one and accrued further place money when a one-paced second on her hurdling debut at Stratford (2m, good to soft); looks ready for this longer trip.
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3

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

13:57 Perth

Blue Clover

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Placed in bumpers in 2022 and second at Stratford (2m, good to soft) in April 2023; however, pulled up last May on final outing for Fergal O'Brien and, after wind surgery in February, the same happened when 50-1 for new yard in April; cheekpieces (tried once) return and this is her handicap debut.

20/1

2

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Ayr

Blue Clover

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Placed in bumpers in 2022 and second at Stratford (2m, good to soft) in April 2023; pulled up last May on latest outing and has left Fergal O'Brien; had wind surgery in February; even on best form, this looks a stiff task.

33/1

2

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Ayr

Blue Clover

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Placed in bumpers in 2022 and second at Stratford (2m, good to soft) in April 2023; pulled up last May on latest outing and has left Fergal O'Brien; had wind surgery in February; even on best form, this looks a stiff task.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Seventh foal; half-sister to six winners including Xcitations (useful 2m hurdle/chase), Actinpieces (useful 2m-3m1f hurdle/chase) and Mortens Leam (useful 2m3f-2m5f chase); watching brief is probably best.
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0

7

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Warwick

Real Pieces

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

From a good jumping family (mainly for Pam Sly) but struggled on debut for Henry Oliver in May; now with new stable.

100/1

11

28th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

14:50 Uttoxeter

Real Pieces

10st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

Seventh foal; half-sister to six winners including Xcitations (useful 2m hurdle/chase), Actinpieces (useful 2m-3m1f hurdle/chase) and Mortens Leam (useful 2m3f-2m5f chase); watching brief is probably best.

25/1

Form: 9445-5

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Behind both Ooh Betty and Manimole at Ludlow (beaten about 15l by the winner), with a mid-race mistake not helping; could finish closer but don't see her winning.
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8th

9

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

Class 4

13:35 Ffos Las

Pennsylvanie

10st 3lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Alexandra Dunn

Ran big race when clear second on handicap hurdle debut at Fontwell (2m5f, good) last month and her French form suggests she'll cope with the slower ground but she struggled at Worcester 16 days ago and is not easy to predict on today's chasing debut.

14/1

5th

5

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Worcester

Pennsylvanie

10st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

prominent, struggling before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

9/2

2nd

2

10th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

14:00 Fontwell

Pennsylvanie

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Alexandra Dunn

Made the frame in two heavy-ground hurdles in France during the winter but showed only minor promise in three British runs in the spring; makes handicap debut after 105-day break; considered only if lively in betting.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £4.40
Straight Forecast £4.12
Trifecta £25.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ooh Betty

RP RATINGS:

Manimole

POSTDATA:

Our Friend Mo

Telegraph:

Blow The Budget

WEST COUNTRY:

Blue Clover

The Star:

On Se Calme

TOPSPEED:

Ooh Betty

The Times:

Ooh Betty

D Express:

Ooh Betty

The Sun:

Ooh Betty

Daily Mirror:

Manimole

Daily Record:

Manimole