December 03 / 15.30 Leicester

15.30

Soft

Next Meeting Thursday 7th December Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3696.7
  • 2m 4f 110y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Next Meeting Thursday 7th December Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Sleet

OUR TIP

Form: d442-P

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Showed promise over hurdles/fences in France and she's one to watch in the betting on her second start for her in-form trainer; however, she was pulled up at 40-1 on stable debut at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft) three weeks ago, when back from an absence, and a transformation is needed.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

13:00 Chepstow

Ostrava Du Berlais

11st 9lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Ex-French maiden; started off for Venetia Williams with two low-key runs in the autumn but her fifth under a very positive ride at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) this month was much more encouraging; shortlisted.

5/1

5th

9

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:28 Hereford

Ostrava Du Berlais

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

0-11 in France but some minor honours over hurdles and fences; year off before failing to show much in two handicap hurdles this term, which prevents any confidence in her chance.

20/1

Form: 0P320-

Last run: 226 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Tailed off at Fontwell in April when last seen but prior to that she'd run well to be placed on her first two starts for this yard and she's not ruled out on her return.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

17:15 Market Rasen

Dazzling Dove

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Billy Aprahamian

in touch with leaders, lost ground after 3 out, soon struggling

15/2

5th

7

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell

Dazzling Dove

11st 1lb

J: James Bowen

T: Billy Aprahamian

Below best on both runs this season but Wetherby (2m3f, soft) last time was a step back in the right direction and she could be working her way back into form; well handicapped on her placed form from last February and March and not ruled out in first-time cheekpieces.

11/1

Abandoned

Form: /15P-1

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Back on song when winning on her seasonal debut at Warwick (2m3f, soft) last month, when clear with the second; her form went the wrong way after she made a winning reappearance last season, but she's a leading candidate if reproducing her latest effort.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

12:35 Huntingdon

Annie Day

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Ben Case

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, jumped left 2nd, outpaced after 3 out, no match for first two

7/1

3rd

2

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

12:35 Huntingdon

Annie Day

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Ben Case

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, jumped left 2nd, outpaced after 3 out, no match for first two

7/1

6th

6

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell

Annie Day

11st 1lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Won on reappearance at Warwick (2m3f, soft) in November and just 2lb higher here, but she's struggled on her three outings since.

16/1

Form: 733-43 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Well-beaten third behind Annie Day on reappearance at Warwick (2m3f, soft) last month but there was still some encouragement to be taken from that run and this very lightly raced 5yo is still unexposed; disappointing at Bangor (2m7f) yesterday but can't be written off yet.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

31st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

16:25 Leicester

Bushtucker Park

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Had been in good form without winning in handicaps until pulled up at Bangor (23f) in December; he needs to get back on track.

10/1

0

3

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

14:56 Bangor-on-Dee

Bushtucker Park

11st 9lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Ended up with plenty to do and was hampered late on at Warwick last time; previous fourth at Market Rasen reads quite well in the context of this race; this longer trip should be in her favour; more solid than some.

5/2

Abandoned

Form: 346-4

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Beaten about 14l when fourth of 14 on last month's handicap and seasonal debut, but there was a bit of promise in that performance and she also showed some ability among her qualifying runs; this very lightly raced 5yo has a lowly mark and could pose much more of a threat today.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:55 Southwell

Harkangel

10st 2lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Tom Gretton

Others have more pressing claims judged on her four handicaps (2m, 2m5f, 2m4f and 3m); 5lb out of the handicap and a 5lb claimer is recruited.

25/1

Abandoned

Form: 143P4-

Last run: 237 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Makes reappearance and runs off a mark just 1lb higher than when winning over fences at Newcastle last November; however, all three of her wins have come in 2m7f chases there and this is a different scenario.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

12:35 Huntingdon

Catlin

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

led, unseated 1st

8/1

6

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

12:35 Huntingdon

Catlin

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

led, unseated 1st

8/1

8

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:25 Southwell

Catlin

10st 2lb

J: Jamie Gambin

T: Nick Kent

3-17 over fences, the wins all at Newcastle and the latest in November 2022; not so good in her five starts since, the latest a heavy defeat after 262 days off but today is the first time in nearly two years that she's worn headgear and she did win (2021) when cheekpieces were first enlisted.

14/1

Form: P477-P

Last run: 177 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Sole win came in March 2021 and her form has gone the wrong way; however, she's dropped down the weights and ran well at around this time of year last season when back from a break; not written off.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Sindabella

10st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Exploited some significant help from the handicapper when winning by 6l at Exeter (2m2f, soft) in December, after a break, and is also suited by this C&D; her last two runs were underwhelming though and her overall profile is not persuasive.

14/1

4th

5

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:45 Taunton

Sindabella

11st 0lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

Conditions were soft when a comfortable winner at Exeter in December and ran well back there next time; still on a competitive mark but does have to rebound after a modest run at Leicester and there are question marks against her on heavy.

16/1

9th

7

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Sindabella

10st 9lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

led

7/1

Verdict

Having pulled well clear with the runner-up when winning on her reappearance at Warwick last month, ANNIE DAY (nap) is taken to follow up. Dazzling Dove showed some good form earlier this year and is feared most. Lightly raced Harkangel is open to improvement.[Ben Hutton]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Annie Day

POSTDATA:

Bushtucker Park

WEST COUNTRY:

Sindabella

RP RATINGS:

Harkangel

Daily Mirror:

Dazzling Dove

D Express:

Bushtucker Park

The Sun:

Bushtucker Park

The Times:

Sindabella

Telegraph:

Annie Day

The Star:

Annie Day

Daily Record:

Annie Day