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  • Date: 23 February 2021
  • Going: HEAVY
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

British Ebf Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) (4) (Class 4)

  • Distance: 2m 3f 1y
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 11
  • Prize: £5,800
  • Race status: Weighed In

Full result

Promise in bumpers but failed to build on hurdles debut second here when remote third at Wincanton (15f) 19 days ago. Remains with potential, especially over this longer trip.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
04/02/21 Wincanton 3/18 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Heavy 10st 9lbs Nico de Boinville 8.2
10/12/20 Taunton 2/14 Hurdle 2m 104y Soft 10st 5lbs Jeremiah McGrath 65
08/01/20 Ludlow 5/11 Bumper 1m 7f 169y Soft 11st 2lbs Nico de Boinville 7
26/04/19 Bangor-On-Dee 7/13 Bumper 2m 145y Gd/Sft 10st 7lbs Jeremiah McGrath 16.57

Fairly useful bumper winner who opened her account over hurdles in 17f novice at Fontwell last month. Sort to go on improving, especially over this longer trip. Big player.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
14/01/21 Fontwell Park 1/9 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Heavy 10st 12lbs Aidan Coleman 2.64
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

Confirmed previous promise when off the mark over hurdles in 2m5f novice at Wincanton. Not disgraced under a penalty when second at Wetherby since so not taken lightly.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
26/12/20 Wetherby 2/11 Hurdle 2m 3f 154y Heavy 11st 4lbs Bridget Andrews 3.6
03/12/20 Wincanton 1/15 Hurdle 2m 5f 82y Soft 10st 12lbs Harry Skelton 4.59
18/11/20 Warwick 3/6 Hurdle 2m 5f Soft 10st 12lbs Harry Skelton 7.2
23/09/20 Perth 3/11 Hurdle 2m 4f 35y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Harry Skelton 16.05
25/01/20 Doncaster 2/13 Bumper 2m 128y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs William Marshall 11.5
08/12/19 Huntingdon 7/10 Bumper 1m 7f 171y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Harry Skelton 38
12/11/19 Lingfield Park 2/13 Bumper 2m Std 10st 7lbs William Marshall 24
19/12/18 Newbury 9/12 Bumper 1m 4f 143y Soft 10st 12lbs Harry Skelton 4.74

Fair bumper winner who has shaped encouragingly when twice fourth over hurdles, patiently ridden at Newbury (2m4f) last time. Has more to offer so needs considering.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/01/21 Newbury 4/15 Hurdle 2m 4f 118y Heavy 11st 0lbs Aidan Coleman 19.14
14/11/20 Uttoxeter 4/11 Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Soft 10st 7lbs Jeremiah McGrath 3.4
18/08/20 Fontwell Park 5/8 Bumper 2m 1f 162y Gd/Frm 11st 5lbs Joe Anderson 2.64
16/07/20 Uttoxeter 1/10 Bumper 1m 7f 168y Good 10st 7lbs Nico de Boinville 4.3

In the frame all 3 bumpers in 2019, but off 14 months/had wind op before well held in Newbury novice (2m, heavy) on hurdles bow last month. Needs to step forward now.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/01/21 Newbury 12/15 Hurdle 2m 4f 118y Heavy 11st 0lbs Daryl Jacob 8.01
16/11/19 Cheltenham 3/11 Bumper 2m 87y Heavy 11st 0lbs Leighton Aspell 9.58
26/10/19 Cheltenham 3/15 Bumper 2m 87y Heavy 10st 7lbs Leighton Aspell 23
01/03/19 Newbury 4/13 Bumper 2m 69y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Leighton Aspell 5.7

Thrice-raced maiden. 150/1, pulled up in novice hurdle at Lingfield (19.5f, heavy) 89 days ago. Tongue strap on with it to prove.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
26/11/20 Lingfield Park -/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 110y Heavy 10st 12lbs Paul O'Brien 777.08
05/03/20 Wincanton 8/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Heavy 11st 0lbs Bryan Carver 149.31
18/03/19 Southwell 9/9 Bumper 1m 7f 153y Soft 11st 0lbs Sean Houlihan 31.1

Has failed to beat a rival in 2 bumpers 9 months apart (had breathing op in between). Lots to prove now going over hurdles.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
28/10/20 Taunton 12/12 Bumper 2m 104y Good 10st 12lbs Sean Houlihan 200
18/01/20 Taunton 14/14 Bumper 2m 104y Soft 11st 0lbs Sean Houlihan 130

8/1, encouraging fourth of 9 in novice hurdle at Fontwell (17.7f, heavy) on NH debut 40 days ago. Winning pointer, so open to improvement and worth considering.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
14/01/21 Fontwell Park 4/9 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Heavy 10st 12lbs Tom Scudamore 14.78

150/1, pulled up in novice hurdle at Wincanton (21.4f, heavy) on NH debut 19 days ago. Tongue strap on with big step forward required.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
04/02/21 Wincanton -/14 Hurdle 2m 5f 82y Heavy 11st 0lbs Rex Dingle 975.44

Winning Irish pointer who (11/1) made encouraging start for new yard when fifth of 12 in Kempton bumper 12 days ago. Much respected now going hurdling.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
11/02/21 Kempton Park 5/11 Bumper 2m Slow 11st 0lbs Fergus Gillard 12.54

Jet Away mare. Dam point winner. Faces no easy introduction.

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Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

A few of these are open to improvement, not least ALLAVINA who seems sure to build on her Fontwell success now stepped up in trip. Lily of Leysbourne rates a big threat if backing up her Doncaster win achieved after a long absence and Lilly Pedlar can't be discounted either for her top yard now her stamina is drawn out more.

Betting Forecast

6/1 Lilly Pedlar, 3/1 Allavina (Ire), 4/1 Global Harmony (Ire), 10/1 Buttsbury Lady, 20/1 Lady In Hiding (Ire), 300/1 Cucumber Gin (Ire), 300/1 Sakandi, 33/1 Rock On Rita (Ire), 250/1 Wee Fly Too, 28/1 Home Farm House (Ire), 66/1 The Tithe (Ire)
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