April 14 / 14.57 Hereford

14.57

Soft

Horse Racing On Another Planet Podcast Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4066.37
  • 2m 5f 163y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Horse Racing On Another Planet Podcast Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

Evs (Won)

  • Win: £2.20
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 4-4461

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Useful in bumpers last season and came good over hurdles at fourth attempt, making all to beat a next-time-out winner with a bit left up her sleeve at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft; first-time tongue-tie) last month; could still be very well treated after 7lb rise.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

8th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

15:45 Kelso

Politacus

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Has won mares' handicaps at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) and Hereford (2m5f, soft) on her last two starts; up another 6lb (13lb rise in total) but of more concern is whether she will be as effective over this sharp 2m on better ground; cheekpieces now tried.

6/1

2nd

3

8th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

15:45 Kelso

Politacus

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Has won mares' handicaps at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) and Hereford (2m5f, soft) on her last two starts; up another 6lb (13lb rise in total) but of more concern is whether she will be as effective over this sharp 2m on better ground; cheekpieces now tried.

6/1

1st

1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:57 Hereford

Politacus

12st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

in touch with leaders, not fluent 3rd, steady headway 4 out, pressed leader before 2 out, led and ridden when hung left on turn before last, kept on well final 110yds

Evs

5/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 48-443

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Shaped with significant promise in all three qualifying runs, most notably when keeping on steadily for third at Taunton (2m3f, soft) last month; no surprise if she makes the necessary improvement on handicap debut.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2

9th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Mistral Milly

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

took keen hold, midfield, lost ground with one circuit to go

5/1

2

9th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Mistral Milly

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

took keen hold, midfield, lost ground with one circuit to go

5/1

2nd

5

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:57 Hereford

Mistral Milly

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

took keen hold, towards rear, steady headway and prominent halfway, pressed leader 4 out, lost second when not fluent and outpaced 2 out, rallied and went second again last, kept on

5/1

Form: 87-632

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Seems to be improving with experience over hurdles and posted a sound effort when clear second to short-odds favourite in Chepstow novice (2m3f, heavy) last month; could easily have more to offer in handicaps.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

16

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:39 Chepstow

Spring Gale

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Henry Daly

Consistent efforts since having wind surgery, most recently third in Hereford handicap (2m5f) despite lacking fluency; respected on ratings and the booking of Harry Cobden is a bonus.

11/4

1st

16

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:39 Chepstow

Spring Gale

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Henry Daly

Consistent efforts since having wind surgery, most recently third in Hereford handicap (2m5f) despite lacking fluency; respected on ratings and the booking of Harry Cobden is a bonus.

11/4

3rd

4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:57 Hereford

Spring Gale

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

jumped right on occasions, didn't always jump with fluency, led narrowly, headed on turn before last, lost second and no extra last

7/1

Form: 200319

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Delivered on earlier promise when making all in Doncaster novice (2m3f, heavy) last month and her subsequent defeat in a valuable Newbury handicap is not viewed harshly; eased significantly in grade today and probably still has potential.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

2

30th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 4

18:10 Warwick

Marmalade Time

11st 10lb

J: Miss Clara Brewitt

T: Mel Rowley

Won a mares' novice at Doncaster in March (2m3f, heavy); not quite so good in handicaps since but highly tried on first occasion and jumped left at right-handed Hereford last time; takes a marked step up in trip and cheekpieces tried; track should suit.

8/1

4th

3

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:57 Hereford

Marmalade Time

11st 13lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

pressed leader, lost two places 4 out, jumped left 2 out, soon weakened

7/1

4th

3

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:57 Hereford

Marmalade Time

11st 13lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Delivered on earlier promise when making all in Doncaster novice (2m3f, heavy) last month and her subsequent defeat in a valuable Newbury handicap is not viewed harshly; eased significantly in grade today and probably still has potential.

7/1

Form: -47784

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Posted the most encouraging of her three qualifying runs for Anthony Charlton when keeping-on fourth at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) last month; not obviously well treated for this stable/handicap debut but could have untapped potential over the longer trip.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

7

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:57 Hereford

Chase Park

11st 0lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Harriet Dickin

raced in last throughout, tailed off

14/1

5th

7

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:57 Hereford

Chase Park

11st 0lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Harriet Dickin

Posted the most encouraging of her three qualifying runs for Anthony Charlton when keeping-on fourth at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) last month; not obviously well treated for this stable/handicap debut but could have untapped potential over the longer trip.

14/1

4th

3

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:55 Wincanton

Chase Park

11st 0lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Anthony Charlton

Showed some ability in bumpers and was not beaten far on her first two hurdling attempts (2m/2m3f) but improvement is needed here.

25/1

Form: 422-23

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish mare who returned from long absence with two good efforts at Ludlow for new stable this year, more recently when third of five on handicap debut (2m, soft) last month; ought to be suited by today's move back up in trip; probably won't be far away.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

7

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:50 Perth

Queshi Bridge

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Alastair Ralph

8yo who is 0-6 over hurdles but she ran well at Ludlow this year on her first two starts for this yard (2m5f/2m, soft); first-flight unseat at Hereford 11 days ago; solid form claims if none the worse for last time.

7/2

3rd

7

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:50 Perth

Queshi Bridge

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Alastair Ralph

8yo who is 0-6 over hurdles but she ran well at Ludlow this year on her first two starts for this yard (2m5f/2m, soft); first-flight unseat at Hereford 11 days ago; solid form claims if none the worse for last time.

7/2

Non-runners

River Of Joy

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £7.50
Straight Forecast £8.58
Trifecta £23.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Politacus

TOPSPEED:

Spring Gale

POSTDATA:

Spring Gale

Daily Record:

Spring Gale

RP RATINGS:

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WEST COUNTRY:

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The Times:

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Telegraph:

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D Express:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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The Star:

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