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  • Date: 18 October 2020
  • Going: GOOD to SOFT
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

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  • Distance: 1m 7f 182y
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 10
  • Prize: £5,800
  • Race status: Weighed In

Full result

Warm order in the betting when runner-up in a Stratford bumper in July 2019 for Fergal O'Brien. Left that yard after and well held in bumper/maiden hurdle for this trainer. Can only watch.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
01/10/20 Warwick 7/10 Hurdle 2m 5f Good 10st 7lbs Fergus Gregory 351.51
21/07/20 Stratford-On-Avon 7/8 Bumper 2m 70y Good 10st 12lbs Tabitha Worsley 46
21/07/19 Stratford-On-Avon 2/5 Bumper 2m 70y Good z 10st 3lbs Paddy Brennan 2.16

Doncaster bumper winner Iast winter but well held in listed company final start. Has a hood added now hurdling.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
14/03/20 Kempton Park 6/8 Bumper 2m Gd/sft 11st 0lbs Matt Griffiths 17
25/01/20 Doncaster 1/13 Bumper 2m 128y Gd/sft 11st 0lbs Matt Griffiths 19
26/12/19 Wincanton 7/14 Bumper 1m 7f 65y Heavy 10st 9lbs Kieron Edgar 44
17/11/19 Cheltenham 7/8 Bumper 2m 87y Heavy 10st 7lbs Nick Scholfield 27.58

Bred to do well over obstacles but only mild encouragement in bumpers/novice hurdles to date. Looks more of a handicap type.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
11/10/20 Newton Abbot 8/9 Hurdle 2m 167y Gd/sft 10st 5lbs Tom Buckley 140
22/08/20 Uttoxeter 7/9 Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Gd/sft 10st 12lbs Tom Buckley 175.53
18/01/20 Taunton 8/14 Bumper 2m 104y Soft 11st 0lbs Tom Buckley 32
22/11/19 Ffos Las 3/12 Bumper 1m 7f 182y Heavy 10st 12lbs Tom Buckley 163.27

Expensive purchase out of the Irish pointing field and looked a nice prospect when winning heavy-ground Taunton bumper in March. Very interesting.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
09/03/20 Taunton 1/8 Bumper 2m 104y Heavy 11st 0lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 2.56

Third in a bumper in spring 2019 but well held when sent hurdling at Southwell 16 months later.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
14/07/20 Southwell 11/12 Hurdle 2m 4f 88y Good 10st 12lbs Sam Twiston-Davies 13.41
21/03/19 Chepstow 3/14 Bumper 2m 11y Gd/sft 10st 12lbs Harry Reed 49.61

Modest hurdler. Good third of 12 in novice at Bangor (19.6f, soft) on reappearance 18 days ago but likely vulnerable for win purposes again.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
30/09/20 Bangor-On-Dee 3/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 123y Soft 10st 12lbs Ben Poste 15.5
19/02/20 Doncaster 7/13 Hurdle 2m 3f 88y Soft 10st 10lbs Ben Poste 120.15
16/01/20 Market Rasen 6/9 Bumper 2m 125y Gd/sft 11st 0lbs Ben Poste 46.6
16/11/19 Cheltenham 6/11 Bumper 2m 87y Heavy 11st 0lbs Ben Poste 27.18
27/10/19 Aintree 2/13 Bumper 2m 209y Gd/sft 10st 12lbs Gavin Sheehan 8.63
17/05/19 Aintree 4/11 Bumper 2m 209y Good 11st 5lbs Tabitha Worsley 26.41

Modest on Flat. Showed ability on the first of 2 runs over hurdles for this yard in the spring but likely she's more one for handicaps.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
17/03/20 Taunton 6/8 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Soft 10st 8lbs Nick Scholfield 53.66
01/03/20 Huntingdon 3/8 Hurdle 2m 3f 137y Heavy 11st 4lbs Matt Griffiths 109.89
11/05/19 Nottingham 12/12 Flat 1m 6f Gd/sft 8st 3lbs Martin Dwyer 100.93
15/04/19 Windsor 13/14 Flat 1m 3f 99y Good 9st 2lbs Jason Watson 144.2
15/11/18 Kempton Park 9/9 Flat 1m 3f 219y Slow 8st 13lbs Kieran Shoemark 262.99
17/09/18 Kempton Park 9/11 Flat 1m Std 8st 11lbs Luke Morris 23.89
03/09/18 Windsor 6/9 Flat 1m 3f 99y Gd/frm 8st 11lbs Charles Bishop 18.29
28/10/17 Newbury 6/14 Flat 1m Soft 9st 0lbs Martin Harley 244.41

Fair form in 3 bumpers in 2018 and showed she retains her ability when second in 2m Huntingdon novice hurdle in February. Had wind op. Clearly capable when fresh and should be in shake-up.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/02/20 Huntingdon 2/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 171y Heavy z 10st 9lbs David Bass 4.7
19/04/18 Cheltenham 11/19 Bumper 2m 179y Good z 11st 0lbs David Bass 13.26
23/02/18 Warwick 2/12 Bumper 2m Soft z 10st 12lbs Mikey Hamill 8.2
03/01/18 Ludlow 3/8 Bumper 1m 7f 169y Heavy 11st 2lbs Mikey Hamill 7.31

Fair Flat winner and arrives fit from that sphere. Does bump into a couple of nice prospects here, though.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
11/09/20 Salisbury 5/12 Flat 1m 6f 44y Good 9st 2lbs Rob Hornby 7.9
09/08/20 Salisbury 3/10 Flat 1m 6f 44y Gd/frm 9st 11lbs Charles Bishop 9.15
21/07/20 Chepstow 5/12 Flat 2m Gd/frm 9st 1lbs Rob Hornby 7.8
26/06/20 Lingfield Park 2/10 Flat 1m 6f Firm 9st 0lbs Rob Hornby 9.2
02/10/19 Kempton Park 13/14 Flat 1m 7f 218y Std/slow 9st 2lbs Charles Bishop 9.4
14/09/19 Lingfield Park 1/13 Flat 1m 6f Gd/frm 9st 3lbs Charles Bishop 6.04
23/08/19 Ffos Las 2/15 Flat 1m 6f Gd/sft 8st 13lbs Tyler Saunders 17.5
22/07/19 Beverley 4/8 Flat 2m 32y Gd/frm 9st 0lbs David Allan 6.2
28/06/19 Yarmouth 4/8 Flat 1m 6f 17y Gd/frm 8st 13lbs Pat Cosgrave 13
14/06/19 Sandown Park 4/10 Flat 1m 6f Soft 8st 13lbs Rob Hornby 32
25/05/19 Salisbury 5/11 Flat 1m 4f 5y Gd/frm 9st 4lbs Rob Hornby 16.9
03/05/19 Lingfield Park 7/13 Flat 1m 2f Gd/frm 8st 13lbs Tyler Saunders 140
12/04/19 Newbury 6/10 Flat 1m 2f Soft 9st 0lbs Rob Hornby 21
27/10/18 Newbury 6/11 Flat 1m Good 9st 0lbs Rob Hornby 18.99

Useful on Flat in France in 2017. Shaped well when second on Galway hurdle debut in August 2019 (sole run for Willie Mullins). Has had wind surgery. Open to progress and leading claims.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
03/08/19 Galway 2/18 Hurdle 2m 150y Good H 11st 5lbs P. Townend 2.7
02/07/17 Saint-Cloud 7/11 Flat 1m 3f 205y Good 8st 11lbs Maxime Guyon -
06/06/17 Saint-Cloud 1/8 Flat 1m 1f 207y Gd/sft 8st 10lbs -
14/05/17 Deauville 10/11 Flat 1m 1f 207y Gd/sft 9st 0lbs Gerald Mosse -
20/04/17 Chantilly 1/9 Flat 1m 1f 207y Good 9st 2lbs -
23/03/17 Saint-Cloud 3/8 Flat 1m 2f 97y Gd/sft 9st 2lbs -
08/12/16 Deauville 3/15 Flat 1m 1f 98y Std 9st 2lbs -
09/11/16 Chantilly 4/10 Flat 1m 209y Std 9st 2lbs -

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

ESTELLE MA BELLE was a promising second on her Galway hurdle debut for Willie Mullins last summer and gets the nod to make a winning start for new trainer Paul Nicholls but she could be pressed hard by Rose of Arcadia who looked useful when winning a bumper in March. Lady of The Night looks best of the rest.

Betting Forecast

300/1 Hit The Bottle, 22/1 Bellevarde Express (Ire), 150/1 Crossfirehurricane, 5/2 Rose Of Arcadia (Ire), 50/1 Golden Emblem (Ire), 33/1 Roseisaroseisarose (Ire), 66/1 Tuscan Pearl, 6/1 Lady Of The Night, 50/1 Spring Run, 11/10 Estelle Ma Belle (Fr)
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