June 14 / 18.45 Newton Abbot

18.45

Good

EBCS Leisure Giddy Up Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6680.46
  • 2m 2f 110y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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EBCS Leisure Giddy Up Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 1121-7 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Quickly developed into useful novice in early part of last season, winning four times (twice here) at around 2m on good/good to soft; about 23l behind Mermaids Cave when last of seven on handicap debut at Cartmel (2m1f, good to soft) three weeks ago but that run came after a layoff, and a last-flight jumping error significantly extended her margin of defeat.
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1

5th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

14:50 Newton Abbot

Carrigeen Kampala

12st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

led

9/2

1st

2

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

18:45 Newton Abbot

Carrigeen Kampala

11st 13lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Quickly developed into useful novice in early part of last season, winning four times (twice here) at around 2m on good/good to soft; about 23l behind Mermaids Cave when last of seven on handicap debut at Cartmel (2m1f, good to soft) three weeks ago but that run came after a layoff, and a last-flight jumping error significantly extended her margin of defeat.

10/1

7th

2

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 3

16:35 Cartmel

Carrigeen Kampala

11st 12lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

led, set good pace, headed before 2nd

4/1

OUR TIP

5/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 0/6F-1

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Became disappointing for Paul Nicholls last year but held on from a strong finisher for narrow win off reduced mark on last month's stable debut at Southwell (2m, good); still well handicapped after a 4lb rise and can cope if the ground softens here; good chance.
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2nd

3

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

18:45 Newton Abbot

Grivetana

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Became disappointing for Paul Nicholls last year but held on from a strong finisher for narrow win off reduced mark on last month's stable debut at Southwell (2m, good); still well handicapped after a 4lb rise and can cope if the ground softens here; good chance.

5/2

1st

5

14th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:30 Southwell

Grivetana

11st 8lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Showed fair form over hurdles for Paul Nicholls, winning a Chepstow mares' novice in March 2022 (2m, good) and finishing second in a Newbury handicap (2m, good) later that year; rather disappointing since, including after wind surgery; needs to revive for new yard.

3/1

1st

5

14th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:30 Southwell

Grivetana

11st 8lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Showed fair form over hurdles for Paul Nicholls, winning a Chepstow mares' novice in March 2022 (2m, good) and finishing second in a Newbury handicap (2m, good) later that year; rather disappointing since, including after wind surgery; needs to revive for new yard.

3/1

Form: 3245-2 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
All four hurdling wins were gained during purple patch at start of 2022-23 season; recovered well from significant jumping error to finish second at Warwick (2m, good) last month but she might find others better handicapped here and would prefer the rain to stay away; hood refitted.
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3rd

6

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

18:45 Newton Abbot

Pop The Champagne

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

All four hurdling wins were gained during purple patch at start of 2022-23 season; recovered well from significant jumping error to finish second at Warwick (2m, good) last month but she might find others better handicapped here and would prefer the rain to stay away; hood refitted.

7/1

2nd

3

30th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:10 Warwick

Pop The Champagne

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Won four novice hurdles on the trot at up to 2m1f in the summer of 2022 (good/good to soft); hasn't won since and wasn't at her best on her most recent runs over hurdles (has since run on the Flat).

7/1

4th

1

(1)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Pop The Champagne

9st 12lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Bumper/hurdle winner; no significant impact in five Flat starts (all AW), beaten 5l when seventh of 12 in 1m6f Wolverhampton handicap on the latest last month; tackles a 0-65 for the first time but need to see more.

12/1

Form: 422-15

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Delivered on earlier promise when keeping on well to score at Stratford (2m, good) last month, her sixth start over hurdles, and also ran well when fifth behind Mermaids Cave at Cartmel (2m1f, good to soft) three weeks ago; needs to find something extra here but is versatile ground-wise and not yet fully exposed.
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4th

8

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

18:45 Newton Abbot

Tour Ovalie

10st 11lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Delivered on earlier promise when keeping on well to score at Stratford (2m, good) last month, her sixth start over hurdles, and also ran well when fifth behind Mermaids Cave at Cartmel (2m1f, good to soft) three weeks ago; needs to find something extra here but is versatile ground-wise and not yet fully exposed.

8/1

5th

6

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 3

16:35 Cartmel

Tour Ovalie

10st 8lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

raced in third, weakened gradually after last, lost two places final 110yds

5/1

5th

6

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 3

16:35 Cartmel

Tour Ovalie

10st 8lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

raced in third

5/1

Form: 37-111 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on stable debut in April but has won three in a row since (2m1f-2m3f, good/good to soft); might still be on the upgrade and needs to be taken very seriously in current mood.
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4th

7

28th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

16:47 Cartmel

Mermaids Cave

11st 11lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Much improved for her current yard and she cosily completed a hat-trick over C&D in May; ridden patiently as usual but was never able to land a blow when fifth in steadily-run handicap at Newton Abbot (2m2f) last time; this smooth-travelling mare is well worth another chance.

9/2

5th

7

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

18:45 Newton Abbot

Mermaids Cave

11st 2lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: James Owen

Well beaten on stable debut in April but has won three in a row since (2m1f-2m3f, good/good to soft); might still be on the upgrade and needs to be taken very seriously in current mood.

11/4

1st

5

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 3

16:35 Cartmel

Mermaids Cave

10st 8lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: James Owen

held up in rear, steady headway before 3 out, went second home turn, ridden run-in, led final 110yds, comfortably

7/2

Form: 1435-5

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Has not made any further progress since wide-margin win at Ludlow (2m, soft) in December but ran well for a long way and gave good account when fifth in strong race at Aintree (2m4f, good) last month; can make her presence felt here.
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6th

1

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

18:45 Newton Abbot

Magical Maggie

12st 0lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Alastair Ralph

Has not made any further progress since wide-margin win at Ludlow (2m, soft) in December but ran well for a long way and gave good account when fifth in strong race at Aintree (2m4f, good) last month; can make her presence felt here.

11/2

5th

12

17th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

18:55 Aintree

Magical Maggie

10st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Alastair Ralph

Took form to new level when drawing clear to score by 14l at Ludlow (2m, soft) in December, her fourth hurdling success, but has not made any further progress since; never really looked dangerous when fifth at Cheltenham (2m1f, good) last month; tries a new trip here; others have more pressing claims.

20/1

5th

12

17th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

18:55 Aintree

Magical Maggie

10st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Alastair Ralph

Took form to new level when drawing clear to score by 14l at Ludlow (2m, soft) in December, her fourth hurdling success, but has not made any further progress since; never really looked dangerous when fifth at Cheltenham (2m1f, good) last month; tries a new trip here; others have more pressing claims.

20/1

16/1

Form: 420P-5 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Good-ground specialist who is usually ridden very patiently and needs to be produced with a well-timed challenge; made very encouraging reappearance when keeping-on fifth here (2m1f, good) last week and remains on a workable mark; not out of this if conditions remain in her favour.
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5th

4

8th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Worcester

Karannelle

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: David Rees

Good-ground specialist who is usually ridden very patiently and needs to be produced with a well-timed challenge; unable to land a blow in a tactical race last month but her reappearance run a few days earlier was quite encouraging and she's on a good mark if all goes to plan here.

11/2

7th

9

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

18:45 Newton Abbot

Karannelle

10st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: David Rees

Good-ground specialist who is usually ridden very patiently and needs to be produced with a well-timed challenge; made very encouraging reappearance when keeping-on fifth here (2m1f, good) last week and remains on a workable mark; not out of this if conditions remain in her favour.

16/1

5th

4

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Karannelle

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: David Rees

Hasn't won since July 2022 and out of sorts on last two starts of last year; however she's generally consistent and is back on a good mark, so she's not completely ruled out if fully tuned up back from a 212-day break.

10/1

Form: 364-69

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Six-time hurdle winner, most recently off today's mark at Stratford (2m, good to soft) last summer; made satisfactory reappearance last month and her subsequent defeat can be excused (badly hampered); ought to be aided by the refitted cheekpieces here but the forecast rain is not in her favour and younger rivals appeal more.
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1st

3

7th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

15:25 Market Rasen

Pillar Of Steel

11st 13lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Henry Oliver

The last of her six hurdle wins was last summer at Stratford off 3lb higher; beaten between 13l and 31l in three starts this campaign and she has to raise her game.

20/1

8th

5

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

18:45 Newton Abbot

Pillar Of Steel

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

Six-time hurdle winner, most recently off today's mark at Stratford (2m, good to soft) last summer; made satisfactory reappearance last month and her subsequent defeat can be excused (badly hampered); ought to be aided by the refitted cheekpieces here but the forecast rain is not in her favour and younger rivals appeal more.

16/1

9th

7

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Pillar Of Steel

11st 7lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Six-time hurdle winner on good ground; returned from seven-month break with satisfactory run in tactical race at Stratford this month and has slipped to a workable mark but others appeal more all the same.

12/1

Form: 57127/ D

Last run: 503 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Chase and dual hurdle winner on slow ground in France in 2022; well beaten in Grade 2 juvenile hurdle on British debut in January 2023 and not seen again since; could be considered only if lively in the betting here; usual hood removed.
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4

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

18:45 Newton Abbot

Naeva

11st 5lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alexandra Dunn

Chase and dual hurdle winner on slow ground in France in 2022; well beaten in Grade 2 juvenile hurdle on British debut in January 2023 and not seen again since; could be considered only if lively in the betting here; usual hood removed.

33/1

7th

8

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

11:40 Cheltenham

Naeva

10st 7lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Alexandra Dunn

raced in last, pushed along from 4th, outpaced before 2 out, soon weakened

100/1

9

27th Jan 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

14:40 Doncaster

Naeva

11st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Alexandra Dunn

Her nine runs in France included two hurdle wins and a success over fences (2m2f) on her penultimate run last month; however, she's fairly exposed in this sphere and this looks a tough assignment on her British/stable debut so is probably best watched; all wins have been on soft/heavy.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £40.80
Straight Forecast £36.56
Tricast £258.97
Trifecta £286.90

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Mermaids Cave

POSTDATA:

Pop The Champagne

SPOTLIGHT:

Grivetana

TOPSPEED:

Karannelle

The Times:

Mermaids Cave

The Guardian:

Mermaids Cave

Daily Mail:

Mermaids Cave

D Express:

Mermaids Cave

The Sun:

Mermaids Cave

The Star:

Mermaids Cave

Daily Record:

Mermaids Cave

Telegraph:

Grivetana

WEST COUNTRY:

Pop The Champagne

Daily Mirror:

Pop The Champagne