February 13 / 17.04 Ayr

17.04

Soft

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

  • Prize money: £2723
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Virgin Bet Mares’ Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 26

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a 3m point and then second in a pointers' bumper at Tipperary last May; that form has worked out well but she's now blinkered after a lesser show at Thurles and ground this soft will be a first; likely to have a major say provided those factors don't count against her.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13

13th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 50y

18:10 Killarney

Pitwood Road

10st 11lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Point winner last season; fair form in bumpers, winning in first-time blinkers at Ayr in February (2m, soft) but beaten at a short price in a maiden hurdle race at Bangor 15 days later; made amends with a workmanlike maiden win at Market Rasen; opening mark looks reasonable.

13/2

13

13th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 50y

18:10 Killarney

Pitwood Road

10st 11lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Point winner last season; fair form in bumpers, winning in first-time blinkers at Ayr in February (2m, soft) but beaten at a short price in a maiden hurdle race at Bangor 15 days later; made amends with a workmanlike maiden win at Market Rasen; opening mark looks reasonable.

13/2

1st

6

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:44 Market Rasen

Pitwood Road

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Terence O’Brien

Irish point winner for this trainer last April; fair form in bumpers, winning in first-time blinkers at Ayr in February (2m, soft) but beaten at 2-9 in similar race at Bangor 15 days later (2m, heavy); chance on hurdles debut.

11/4

OUR TIP

8/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 43

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Modest RPRs of 86 in both her runs (good to soft), finishing a 2l fourth here and then a remote third at Carlisle; probably has to raise her game.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:04 Ayr

Golden Point

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Modest RPRs of 86 in both her runs (good to soft), finishing a 2l fourth here and then a remote third at Carlisle; probably has to raise her game.

8/1

3rd

3

17th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Carlisle

Golden Point

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

raced in second

9/2

4th

13

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:04 Ayr

Golden Point

10st 9lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

led on outer

5/1

Form: 54

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten in the region of 4l in bumpers at Kelso (good to soft) and Newcastle (heavy); now goes into a mares' only bumper and she's a contender on RPRs.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:04 Ayr

Roebuck Bay

11st 2lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Ruth Jefferson

Beaten in the region of 4l in bumpers at Kelso (good to soft) and Newcastle (heavy); now goes into a mares' only bumper and she's a contender on RPRs.

6/1

4th

11

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

15:25 Newcastle

Roebuck Bay

10st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Ruth Jefferson

midfield

9/2

5th

13

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:55 Kelso

Roebuck Bay

10st 9lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ruth Jefferson

ran green early, in touch with leaders on outer

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bought for £100,000 since finishing second in a 3m Irish point (soft; winner not seen since); market informative with her yard running two.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

8

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:27 Newcastle

Visual Impact

10st 12lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear

20/1

4th

7

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:04 Ayr

Visual Impact

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Bought for £100,000 since finishing second in a 3m Irish point (soft; winner not seen since); market informative with her yard running two.

11/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fifth foal; sister to point winner The Sad Shepherd; dam point/bumper winner, half-sister to winners Glynn (useful 2m3f hurdle) and Craiganboy (2m2f chase/3m hurdle); stable has bumper winners and needs checking in the betting.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

7

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 160y

20:30 Downpatrick

Road To Mallow

11st 11lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

took keen hold, raced in second, weakened quickly over 3f out

25/1

7th

7

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 160y

20:30 Downpatrick

Road To Mallow

11st 11lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

took keen hold, raced in second

25/1

5th

4

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:04 Ayr

Road To Mallow

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: S R B Crawford

Fifth foal; sister to point winner The Sad Shepherd; dam point/bumper winner, half-sister to winners Glynn (useful 2m3f hurdle) and Craiganboy (2m2f chase/3m hurdle); stable has bumper winners and needs checking in the betting.

4/1

Form: 8-4

Last run: 276 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Weakish form claims on her two efforts thus far (soft/good to soft) and she's bred for staying chases.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

8

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:27 Perth

Tread Softly Now

10st 8lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Ian Duncan

always behind

100/1

7th

8

15th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

17:50 Perth

Tread Softly Now

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Ian Duncan

Modest form in three bumpers, beaten 57l when last of six at Ayr last time (2m, soft, 100-1); others stronger.

66/1

7th

8

15th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

17:50 Perth

Tread Softly Now

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Ian Duncan

Modest form in three bumpers, beaten 57l when last of six at Ayr last time (2m, soft, 100-1); others stronger.

66/1

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £13.80
Straight Forecast £15.43
Trifecta £32.70

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Pitwood Road

The Times:

Road To Mallow

The Star:

Visual Impact

SPOTLIGHT:

Roebuck Bay

Telegraph:

Road To Mallow

Daily Mirror:

Road To Mallow

POSTDATA:

Pitwood Road

The Guardian:

Pitwood Road

Daily Mail:

Pitwood Road

D Express:

Pitwood Road

The Sun:

Pitwood Road

Daily Record:

Pitwood Road