May 19 / 14.35 Stratford

14.35

Good

William Hill Pick Your Places Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4039.96
  • 3m 2f 83y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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William Hill Pick Your Places Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 56723-

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
0-5 over hurdles but was placed in two 2m4f handicaps last month (heavy/good) and could quite plausibly have a lot more to offer over today's much longer trip.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

5th Jun 2024

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

15:10 Newton Abbot

Saint Bibiana

11st 10lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Georgina Nicholls

Bumper winner who got off the mark over hurdles at sixth attempt, getting up late on in 11-runner handicap at Stratford (3m2f, good) 17 days ago; 6lb higher today but she was upped markedly in trip last time and could have more to offer as a stayer.

2/1

1st

3

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Saint Bibiana

11st 7lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Georgina Nicholls

midfield, outpaced 3 out, pushed along and headway after 2 out, ridden approaching last, led final 110yds, kept on well

6/1

1st

3

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Saint Bibiana

11st 7lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Georgina Nicholls

midfield, outpaced 3 out, pushed along and headway after 2 out, ridden approaching last, led final 110yds, kept on well

6/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 4654-4 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Safely held on handicap debut in February (3m, soft) but fared better when fourth on both outings in April (2m5f, good/3m, good to soft); could still have a bigger run in her if this longer trip suits; shortlisted.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

6

30th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

17:10 Ffos Las

Bridget Mary

10st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Rebecca Curtis

in touch with leaders

6/1

2nd

9

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Bridget Mary

10st 5lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

prominent, led after 2 out, 1 length ahead last, headed final 110yds, soon no extra

5/1

2nd

9

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Bridget Mary

10st 5lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

prominent, led after 2 out, 1 length ahead last, headed final 110yds, soon no extra

5/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 5886-5 BF

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Unable to justify strong market support when only fifth of ten at Fontwell (2m3f, good) 11 days ago and now 0-6 over hurdles; today's much longer trip needs to enable improvement.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Newmill Getaway

10st 6lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 2 out, went third when not fluent last, kept on

7/1

3rd

8

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Newmill Getaway

10st 6lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 2 out, went third when not fluent last, kept on

7/1

5th

5

8th May 2024

2m 3f 29y

Class 5

20:10 Fontwell

Newmill Getaway

11st 3lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Bumper winner at Worcester (2m, good) in September but she's not progressed over hurdles and has been beaten 25l or more in her last four runs (2m3f-2m6f); now returns to a handicap but she needs to raise her game.

5/1

Form: 272P5- D

Last run: 209 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Came from off the pace to win readily off 5lb lower at Worcester (2m7f, good) last summer but had gone off the boil by the autumn and has fitness to prove after seven-month absence.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

9

14th Jun 2024

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

19:55 Newton Abbot

Rubys Reward

10st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Debra Hamer

2-21 over hurdles, the latter win gained at Worcester (2m7f, good) last summer; returned from break with quite encouraging run last month but failed to build on that a few days later; has form on soft ground but probably prefers good; others appeal more.

14/1

8th

7

30th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

17:10 Ffos Las

Rubys Reward

10st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Debra Hamer

in touch with leaders

14/1

4th

10

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Rubys Reward

10st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Debra Hamer

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway 2 out, outpaced approaching last, stayed on

12/1

16/1

Form: /42UP-

Last run: 116 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Runner-up over fences in the autumn but failed to complete both subsequent chases and now reverts to hurdling for first time since spring 2022; on a good mark but has stamina to prove; others preferred.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:55 Southwell

Auditoria

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Better known as a chaser now; did not see out 3m2f on last month's hurdling return at Stratford but put in a pretty good front-running shift there and today's drop back in trip looks the right move; on a good mark; no surprise if she features.

7/1

5th

2

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Auditoria

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

led, not fluent 9th, good jump 3 out, outpaced when headed after 2 out, weakened approaching last

16/1

5th

2

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Auditoria

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

led, not fluent 9th, good jump 3 out, outpaced when headed after 2 out, weakened approaching last

16/1

Form: 34PP-2

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Disappointing mare who raced rather lazily and probably didn't achieve a great deal when remote second in Fakenham maiden (2m4f, good) 12 days ago; should be fine over today's trip but remains difficult to enthuse over.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

2nd Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

14:35 Fakenham

Little Talks

10st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Maiden; in the frame here twice this year, finishing 25l fourth in a C&D novice handicap off a 10lb higher mark in February (soft) before a well-beaten second to an odds-on shot in a mares' maiden over 2m4f last month (good); bit disappointing back in a handicap at Stratford last time.

7/1

6th

6

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Little Talks

10st 11lb

J: Ms Laura Ward

T: Neil King

prominent, lost position 5 out, rallied from 2 out, kept on, not pace to challenge

14/1

6th

6

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Little Talks

10st 11lb

J: Ms Laura Ward

T: Neil King

prominent, lost position 5 out, rallied from 2 out, kept on, not pace to challenge

14/1

Form: 467P1-

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Seemingly aided by first-time cheekpieces and/or tongue-tie when causing 33-1 surprise at Taunton (3m, good) last month, her eighth start over hurdles; 7lb higher here but might use that success as a springboard.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

7

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Harkangel

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

took keen hold, midfield, headway 3 out, outpaced after 2 out, kept on from last

7/2

7th

7

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Harkangel

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

took keen hold, midfield, headway 3 out, outpaced after 2 out, kept on from last

7/2

1st

15

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

17:15 Taunton

Harkangel

10st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

Has failed to offer much in five handicaps and was well behind a couple of these two runs back; new headgear combination will need to make a difference.

20/1

Form: 610PP-

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish 8yo; won readily off 1lb lower at Bangor (2m7f, good) last summer, her second start for Gary Hanmer, but well beaten on all three subsequent appearances, albeit on ground slower than good.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

8

11th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

18:05 Southwell

Camillas Choice

10st 13lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Gary Hanmer

midfield

25/1

8th

4

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Camillas Choice

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

midfield, no impression after 3 out

20/1

8th

4

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Camillas Choice

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

midfield, no impression after 3 out

20/1

Form: 9624-7

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
0-8 over hurdles; kept on well for second off today's mark here (2m6f, heavy) in March but needs to bounce back from a disappointing effort at Uttoxeter a fortnight ago; goes beyond about 2m7f for first time.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

5

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Houston Calling

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

novicey jumping, held up in rear, no impression before 3 out

7/1

9th

5

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Houston Calling

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

novicey jumping, held up in rear, no impression before 3 out

7/1

7th

6

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

18:53 Uttoxeter

Houston Calling

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Mel Rowley

Had wind surgery prior to her good second at Stratford (2m6f, heavy) and was let down by her jumping at Chepstow (2m7f); could have some improvement lurking and Cobden takes over.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: /2P7P- D

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Four-time hurdle winner; ended 2023 with two disappointing chase runs and was pulled up when back over hurdles at Bangor (2m4f, soft) last month; comes here with a bit to prove but ought to be much better suited by today's trip-and-ground combination.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

1

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Lily Glitters

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced after 2 out, weakened approaching last

12/1

10th

1

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Lily Glitters

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced after 2 out, weakened approaching last

12/1

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Lily Glitters

11st 9lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

prominent, lost position before 6th, detached 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

33/1

Form: 2333-4

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
0-19 over hurdles and has to compete from 1lb out of the weights here, but she scores good marks for her consistency since the autumn and will be suited by today's trip/ground; probably won't be far away.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

7

12th Jun 2024

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

15:43 Fontwell

Joyful Kit

10st 7lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Harriet Brown

midfield, raced wide and outpaced 10th

16/1

11

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Joyful Kit

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Harriet Brown

held up in rear, outpaced after 4 out, soon struggling, pulled up after 2 out

8/1

11

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Joyful Kit

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Harriet Brown

held up in rear, outpaced after 4 out, soon struggling, pulled up after 2 out

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £36.40
Straight Forecast £31.04
Tricast £120.19
Trifecta £134.60

Selections

The Times:

Harkangel

RP RATINGS:

Little Talks

SPOTLIGHT:

Saint Bibiana

TOPSPEED:

Newmill Getaway

POSTDATA:

Houston Calling

D Express:

Little Talks

Daily Mirror:

Little Talks

Telegraph:

Harkangel

The Star:

Harkangel

Daily Record:

Harkangel

The Sun:

Saint Bibiana