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12.10

Heavy

Christmas Meeting 28th December Book Now Mares’ “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3812.2
  • 2m 4f 110y
  • Class 4
  • 26 runners
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Christmas Meeting 28th December Book Now Mares’ “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 26 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

Form: 10-U2 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

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3rd

4

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:25 Ludlow

Baby Sage

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Bumper winner; came to grief at first flight on seasonal/hurdle debut in October but her clear second at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) last month was a good effort and she features prominently in calculations here.

5/1

2nd

1

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

13:05 Market Rasen

Baby Sage

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, headway after 3 out, went second approaching last, ran green run-in, kept on but no chance with winner final 110yds

4/1

Form: 7

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

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4th

2

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Baby Shally

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Irish point winner (3m, good) who edged home in a 2m5f heavy-ground novice here in December; couldn't defy the penalty at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft) but didn't run at all badly.

10/1

5th

1

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Baby Shally

11st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Anthony Honeyball

Bumper defeat is flanked by wins in Irish point (3m, good) and Wincanton novice hurdle (2m5f, heavy; led final strides); open to progress in this sphere and, despite 7lb penalty, looks one of the main contenders.

7/2

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Form: 203-64

Last run: 21 days

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0

5

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

14:40 Fontwell

Bethka

11st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Ability in bumpers and found plenty of improvement from her comeback run to finish a staying-on fourth at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) when just over 4l behind Stuti; gives the impression that she's going to stay further than this; handles soft.

13/2

Form: 46-402

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 2lb

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3rd

5

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Brave Jen

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Tilting at windmills in the Grade 1 Challow last time and was duly pulled up at odds of 150-1; had previously produced easily her best effort when pushing the in-form Manimole to a head in a Newbury Listed race (good to soft), the form of which sets the standard here.

15/8

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9

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:00 Newbury

Brave Jen

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Five-race maiden who is stablemate of Willmount; outran her 50-1 odds in mares' Listed event here (2m, good to soft; close second) most recently; bred to stay this new trip but faces a much tougher assignment.

66/1

Form: 54

Last run: 5 days

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4th

2

28th Dec 2023

Good

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

14:15 Catterick

Brief Statement

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Bought for £45,000 after winning a 3m Irish point; has achieved just poor form in two 2m3f hurdle races; retains potential but today's drop in distance is uncertain to suit.

10/1

Form: 22F

Last run: 35 days

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3rd

6

5th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:32 Carlisle

Drumlee Spud

11st 2lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

in touch with leaders

5/2

Form: 6-8

Last run: 211 days

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3rd

8

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

14:30 Catterick

Jalisco Star

10st 11lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Laura Horsfall

in touch with leaders

50/1

5th

12

12th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

Jalisco Star

10st 13lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Laura Horsfall

pressed leader, lost position gradually after 3 out, weakened 2 out

66/1

Form: 34-12

Last run: 19 days

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4

15th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

14:30 Sandown

Jeune Belle

11st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, lost ground after 3 out, weakened quickly after 2 out, pulled up before last

33/1

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6

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

12:40 Lingfield

Jeune Belle

11st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Ran with great credit against a Willie Mullins winner in a Cheltenham Listed bumper (soft) before justifying odds-on favouritism without too much bother on her hurdling debut here (good to soft); bred to want further than this but her progress is hard to knock.

8/1

Form: P5

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 2lb

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4th

4

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:40 Fakenham

Little Talks

11st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

raced in second, lost position 3 out, weakened before 2 out

6/1

Form: 244-5

Last run: 28 days

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4th

7

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Warwick

Lucky Rose

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Noel Williams

Bumper form was nothing to shout about and she was 33-1 when tailed off on hurdling debut at Ludlow.

50/1

Form: 4

Last run: 204 days

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9th Jul 2023

0m 7f 110y

11:05 Scottsville

Madame Pompadour

9st 6lb

J: C Habib

T: W Whitehead

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17th Jun 2023

0m 6f 0y

11:00 Scottsville

Madame Pompadour

9st 6lb

J: C Habib

T: W Whitehead

Form: 5-2

Last run: 180 days

W: 11st 2lb

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2nd

9

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

13:50 Plumpton

Madam Ryder

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Nicky Henderson

Promise in two bumpers; out the back on hurdling debut at Lingfield after absence (caught the eye of stewards) but has shaped as though this stiffer stamina test could suit; still early days for this well-bred mare and it wouldn't be a surprise if she left her latest form behind.

7/2

10th

9

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:05 Lingfield

Madam Ryder

11st 3lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

in touch with leaders

5/1

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Form: /2213/

Last run: 641 days

W: 11st 2lb

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6th

2

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Mattie Ross

12st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Twice second in bumpers before winning one at Newton Abbot (2m1f, soft) in July 2021, just before wind surgery; not so good in her three starts over hurdles, with 649 days off before penultimate outing; looks a player on this handicap debut nonetheless.

10/1

4th

8

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:28 Hereford

Mattie Ross

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Richard Phillips

Twice second in bumpers before winning one at Newton Abbot (2m1f, soft) in July 2021, just before wind surgery; while that form reads well, she was not so good over hurdles in her only two races since; the latest was three weeks ago when 80-1 at Doncaster (2m3f) and beaten 28l.

16/1

6th

17

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

11:55 Doncaster

Mattie Ross

10st 7lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Richard Phillips

Won Newton Abbot bumper (2m1f, soft) in July 2021 and returned from layoff with fair third of five on hurdle debut at Huntingdon (2m3f, soft) in March 2022; this is her first run since, however; watching brief advised.

33/1

Form: 69/

Last run: 643 days

W: 11st 2lb

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Last run: 16 days

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10th

6

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

13:55 Lingfield

Miss Ghillie

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Warren Greatrex

Non-completer in two points and has not achieved enough in either hurdle start to be fancied this time; handicaps soon.

100/1

5th

7

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

13:58 Hereford

Miss Ghillie

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Fell early on point debut and brought down when favourite next time; 33-1, faded badly to be tailed off in maiden hurdle here (2m3f, good) in November.

66/1

Form: 1-P

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

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7th

15

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Mrs Tabitha

10st 11lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Won bumper at Bangor (2m, good) on debut last April and she's a half-sister to top-class chaser Presenting Percy; monitor the betting, but she's struggled on her first two hurdle starts (tailed off at 100-1 last time).

100/1

10th

9

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:25 Ludlow

Mrs Tabitha

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Half-sister to top-class chaser Presenting Percy; drew nicely clear to win good-ground Bangor bumper on debut in April but ran no race when switched to hurdling last month and needs to bounce back here.

20/1

Form: 36

Last run: 29 days

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10th

10

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

13:50 Plumpton

Musique De Fee

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Georgina Nicholls

Close up in a point and bumper but well held in last two starts, including on hurdling debut at Wincanton (2m5f, heavy) last month; this drop back in trip could help but needs significant improvement.

14/1

Form: 3/285-

Last run: 263 days

W: 11st 2lb

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2

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

14:25 Ludlow

Ottoline

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Off the mark at Uttoxeter (2m6f, heavy) on most recent hurdles start; disappointing on chase debut there since but pedigree suggests she should still have more to offer, including in this sphere; not written off.

9/2

Form: 5

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

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4th

11

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

13:50 Plumpton

Overabottleofred

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

Unseated rider at third-last fence in maiden point in April; encouragement at 150-1 when fifth of 13 in novice hurdle at Warwick (2m3f, soft) in November but she fell next time; has ability but her jumping has been an issue so far and others are preferred.

25/1

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4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

13:58 Hereford

Overabottleofred

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

In contention before unseating rider at third-last fence in maiden point in April; encouragement at 150-1 when fifth of 13 in novice hurdle at Warwick (2m3f, soft) in November but this requires a big leap forward.

33/1

Form: 41-3

Last run: 17 days

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Form: 4- BF

Last run: 312 days

W: 11st 2lb

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3rd

6

15th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

14:30 Sandown

Smiling Getaway

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, outpaced 2 out

4/1

1st

2

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Warwick

Smiling Getaway

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Bought for big money after making all to win by 10l on Irish point debut in October 2021; made an underwhelming bumper debut but ten months later she was prominent throughout en route to repelling a Henderson-trained favourite over 2m5f at Ludlow (soft); bred to go on to better things.

15/8

Form: 87-

Last run: 251 days

W: 11st 2lb

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3rd

10

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

13:35 Warwick

Spring Gale

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Reportedly made a respiratory noise after finishing tailed off at Ludlow and has since undergone a wind op; that may help but she has no obvious form claims.

25/1

6th

12

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:25 Ludlow

Spring Gale

11st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Just behind Between Waters when respectable eighth in Ascot bumper in February but her run at Wetherby in March was a backward step and this hurdling debut comes after a 264-day absence.

40/1

Form: 414-3

Last run: 21 days

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7th

13

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:25 Ludlow

Stuti

11st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

Won Southwell bumper in the spring and made good start to hurdling career when third (just behind Baby Sage) at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) last month; no surprise if she makes the necessary progress here.

8/1

Form: 18

Last run: 10 days

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10th

11

11th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

12:10 Catterick

The Gambler

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

Won a point (3m, yielding to soft) last April and followed up in weak bumper (2m, good) in June; however, she's been tailed off/pulled up on her first two hurdle starts (50-1 each time).

50/1

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22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

Class 4

12:00 Uttoxeter

The Gambler

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Max Young

Won slow-ground Irish point in April and followed up in weak, four-runner Market Rasen bumper (good) on rules debut in June but was soundly beaten when 50-1 for last month's hurdling debut at Ludlow (2m, good to soft); upped in trip here; others look much stronger.

33/1

Form: 52-3

Last run: 16 days

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3rd

8

21st Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

12:00 Lingfield

Tintagel Queen

10st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Flattered to get quite so close to an idling winner in her second bumper at Chepstow (soft) but she's clearly talented; takes on male opposition first time over hurdles but hard to rule out.

4/1

Betting Forcast

Baby Sage, Baby Shally, Bethka, Brave Jen, Brief Statement, Drumlee Spud, Jalisco Star, Jeune Belle, Little Talks, Lucky Rose, Madame Pompadour, Madam Ryder, Masked Artist, Mattie Ross, Menejewels, Miss Ghillie, Mrs Tabitha, Musique De Fee, Ottoline, Overabottleofred, Queen Annie, Smiling Getaway, Spring Gale, Stuti, The Gambler, Tintagel Queen