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  • Date: 14 January 2021
  • Going: HEAVY
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Mares' Novices' Hurdle (4) (Class 4)

  • Distance: 2m 1f 162y
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 9
  • Prize: £5,800
  • Race status: Weighed In

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Fairly useful bumper winner who showed clear aptitude for this job when second in a mares' maiden at Fakenham (2m) last month. No reason why she won't take a step forward from that.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/12/20 Fakenham 2/6 Hurdle 2m 3y Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs Aidan Coleman 4.02
14/11/20 Cheltenham 4/10 Bumper 2m 87y Heavy 11st 0lbs Aidan Coleman 21
15/03/20 Market Rasen 1/13 Bumper 2m 125y Soft 10st 12lbs Aidan Coleman 3.73
06/02/20 Huntingdon 3/16 Bumper 1m 7f 171y Soft 10st 12lbs Aidan Coleman 7.27

Regressed in bumpers after a successful debut, but back on track over hurdles this season, landing 16-runner mares' novice at Wincanton (15.3f) on Boxing Day. Lead player under a penalty.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
26/12/20 Wincanton 1/16 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Soft z 10st 10lbs Rex Dingle 8.66
19/11/20 Wincanton 4/14 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Gd/Sft z 10st 12lbs Rex Dingle 7.75
14/03/20 Kempton Park 7/8 Bumper 2m Gd/Sft z 10st 6lbs Richie McLernon 12.2
15/02/20 Ascot 2/8 Bumper 1m 7f 152y Heavy 10st 11lbs Aidan Coleman 3.06
01/01/20 Cheltenham 6/16 Bumper 1m 5f 209y Soft z 10st 5lbs Aidan Coleman 6.2
20/11/19 Warwick 1/10 Bumper 1m 6f Soft 10st 12lbs Aidan Coleman 4.52

Bumper winner who scored convincingly on hurdling debut in a Fakenham mares' novice (2m) in November. Pulled up in a much stronger affair at Newbury but far too soon to be writing her off.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
28/11/20 Newbury -/8 Hurdle 2m 69y Good 11st 0lbs Tom Cannon 11.33
17/11/20 Fakenham 1/7 Hurdle 2m 3y Gd/Sft 11st 1lbs Tom Cannon 3
16/01/20 Market Rasen 4/9 Bumper 2m 125y Gd/Sft 10st 3lbs Tom Bellamy 4.36
18/12/19 Newbury 1/13 Bumper 1m 4f 143y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Tom Bellamy 7.2

£30,000 4-y-o. Dam 2m chase winner (stayed 19f), half-sister to fairly useful hurdler/top-class chaser (2m/17f winner) Lake Kariba. Won sole start in Irish points (Nov 8). Market should guide.

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Offered little when sixth of 7 in bumper at Warwick (16f, good) on NH debut bck in spring 2019 and she's best watched on belated return now tackling timber.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
22/05/19 Warwick 6/7 Bumper 2m Good 10st 5lbs Mr Matthew Fielding 30.66

First worthwhile form when fourth in small-field novice at Taunton (19f) in November but needs to improve another chunk to trouble a couple of these.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
12/11/20 Taunton 4/7 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Gd/Sft 10st 5lbs Paul O'Brien 1000
28/10/20 Taunton 6/10 Hurdle 2m 104y Good 10st 5lbs Ben Poste 607.24
13/10/20 Huntingdon 6/12 Bumper 1m 7f 171y Gd/Sft 10st 9lbs Mr Myles Osborne 990
29/02/20 Doncaster 5/5 Bumper 2m 128y Heavy 10st 11lbs Mr Myles Osborne 102.98

Well held in bumper/pair of novice events last season and she's a likely longer-term project for low-grade handicaps.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
26/02/20 Wincanton 17/17 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Soft 10st 9lbs Millie Wonnacott 1000
30/01/20 Wincanton 12/17 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Heavy 10st 9lbs Millie Wonnacott 714.98
19/12/19 Hereford 11/14 Bumper 2m 53y Heavy 10st 12lbs Millie Wonnacott 31.58

Big prices and little to shout about either start over hurdles to date.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
31/12/20 Warwick -/10 Hurdle 2m 5f Heavy 10st 12lbs Micheal Nolan 1000
20/12/20 Fakenham 10/11 Hurdle 2m 4f 1y Gd/Sft 10st 7lbs Micheal Nolan 392.07

Picked up for £30,000 after scoring between the flags in October 2019, but has offered little in a trio of novice hurdles and she's readily passed over again here.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
06/11/20 Warwick 10/12 Hurdle 2m 3f Gd/Sft 10st 5lbs Max Kendrick 892.01
19/02/20 Doncaster 11/13 Hurdle 2m 3f 88y Soft 10st 10lbs Kielan Woods 881.63
08/02/20 Warwick 9/12 Hurdle 2m 5f Soft 10st 11lbs Kielan Woods 260.38

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

BELLE DE MANECH didn't progress in bumpers but has got back on track over hurdles this term, off the mark in good style at Wincanton on Boxing Day. She gets the nod to defy a penalty with improvement likely. Midnight Ginger will find this easier than her Newbury assignment and is feared, along with Allavina.

Betting Forecast

4/1 Allavina (Ire), 5/2 Belle De Manech (Fr), 10/3 Midnight Ginger, 11/2 Rock On Rita (Ire), 25/1 Sumtime, 33/1 Tranquil Dawn (Ire), 66/1 Ashley Hollow, 100/1 Getaway Suzy (Ire), 66/1 Boomtime Banker (Ire)
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