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

Elise Jones Virtual Delayed 18Th Birthday Mares' Handicap Hurdle (5) (Class 5)

  • Distance: 2m 7f 198y
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 13
  • Prize: £5,844
  • Race status: Weighed In

Full result

Modest maiden hurdler who hasn't entirely disgraced herself in 4 starts for this yard, doing best work in the closing stages when third at Exeter last time (8 lengths adrift of Arctic Footprint).

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
19/01/21 Exeter 3/12 Hurdle 2m 7f 25y Heavy 0 11st 2lbs David Noonan 70
04/12/20 Exeter 5/16 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Heavy 0 10st 11lbs Charlie Hammond 12.48
22/11/20 Exeter 5/13 Hurdle 2m 175y Heavy 0 10st 1lbs David Noonan 26
27/10/20 Chepstow 5/12 Hurdle 2m 11y Soft 0 11st 2lbs David Noonan 75.37
26/02/20 Wincanton 10/16 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Soft 0 11st 4lbs Nick Scholfield 36
21/01/20 Exeter 5/16 Hurdle 2m 175y Heavy 0 10st 11lbs Tom O'Brien 390.03
04/01/20 Wincanton 13/16 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Soft 0 10st 12lbs David Noonan 1000
19/12/19 Exeter 7/14 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Heavy 0 10st 10lbs David Noonan 1000
04/09/19 Bath 7/11 Flat 1m 2f 37y Gd/Frm B 8st 11lbs Charlie Bennett 36
27/08/19 Bath 7/10 Flat 1m 2f 37y Gd/Frm B 8st 6lbs Joey Haynes 44
15/08/19 Chepstow 13/13 Flat 1m 4f Gd/Sft B 8st 5lbs Oliver Searle 100
20/04/19 Nottingham 5/12 Flat 1m 2f 50y Gd/Frm B 9st 0lbs Rob Hornby 13.5
10/04/19 Kempton Park 4/12 Flat 1m 2f 219y Std B 9st 0lbs Rob Hornby 55
27/03/19 Kempton Park 6/9 Flat 1m 2f 219y Std B 10st 0lbs Oliver Searle 450
27/02/19 Kempton Park 9/9 Flat 1m 3f 219y Slow B 8st 13lbs Charlie Bennett 1000
23/01/19 Lingfield Park 12/12 Flat 1m 1y Std 10st 0lbs Charlie Bennett 618.67
16/05/18 Newton Abbot 15/15 Bumper 2m 167y Good B 10st 3lbs Jeremiah McGrath 720.42
25/04/18 Taunton 7/10 Bumper 2m 104y Gd/Frm B 10st 2lbs Jeremiah McGrath 379.41
01/02/18 Wincanton 8/8 Bumper 1m 7f 65y Heavy 10st 0lbs James Best 80.88

Well held in a trio of novice hurdles, but found some improvement when third of 13 upped to 19f here on handicap debut last month. This further increase in trip may help and she merits respect.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
23/01/21 Taunton 2/13 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Heavy 10st 10lbs David England 12.47
21/10/20 Hereford 8/11 Hurdle 2m 53y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Fergus Gregory 290.66
09/10/20 Chepstow 5/9 Hurdle 2m 11y Good 10st 5lbs Jamie Bargary 454.56
01/10/20 Warwick 9/11 Hurdle 2m Good 10st 12lbs David England 34.21
07/07/20 Newton Abbot 4/9 Bumper 2m 167y Good 10st 7lbs Richard Johnson 4.04
08/01/20 Ludlow 4/11 Bumper 1m 7f 169y Soft 11st 2lbs Fergus Gregory 9

Has shown ability in bumpers and mares' novice hurdles at up to 21.4f. Significant step forward is needed upped in trip for this handicap debut, but that's distinctly possible.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/01/21 Newbury 6/15 Hurdle 2m 4f 118y Heavy 11st 0lbs Robert Dunne 330
31/12/20 Warwick 6/10 Hurdle 2m 5f Heavy 10st 12lbs Robert Dunne 50
03/12/20 Wincanton 6/15 Hurdle 2m 5f 82y Soft 10st 12lbs Robert Dunne 40.58
18/01/20 Taunton 5/14 Bumper 2m 104y Soft 11st 0lbs Robert Dunne 37.68
19/12/19 Hereford 4/14 Bumper 2m 53y Heavy 10st 12lbs Paddy Brennan 19

Showed ability in maiden/novice company last term and produced her best effort by some way since switched to handicaps when runner-up at Exeter (23f, heavy) last time. Claims if able to build on that.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
19/01/21 Exeter 2/12 Hurdle 2m 7f 25y Heavy 11st 2lbs Sean Houlihan 32
22/11/20 Exeter 7/12 Hurdle 2m 5f 135y Heavy 11st 9lbs Joe Anderson 24.11
10/11/20 Hereford -/12 Hurdle 2m 5f 163y Gd/Sft 10st 9lbs James Davies 95
26/02/20 Wincanton 12/16 Hurdle 2m 5f 82y Soft 11st 3lbs Sean Houlihan 30.84
21/01/20 Exeter 2/6 Hurdle 2m 7f 25y Heavy 11st 0lbs Sean Houlihan 4.63
19/12/19 Exeter 4/14 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Heavy 10st 10lbs Sean Houlihan 248.91
27/10/19 Wincanton 7/17 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Gd/Sft 10st 5lbs Sean Houlihan 164.24
22/02/19 Exeter 8/9 Hurdle 2m 175y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Sean Houlihan 1000
20/01/19 Exeter 7/11 Bumper 2m 175y Soft 10st 11lbs Sean Houlihan 250
07/12/18 Exeter 11/14 Bumper 2m 175y Soft 10st 5lbs Sean Houlihan 71.54

Efforts since joining this yard haven't been overly inspiring and hopes pinned on first-time visor making the difference here.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
04/02/21 Ffos Las -/13 Hurdle 2m 7f 191y Heavy z 9st 9lbs Max Kendrick 181.25
28/11/20 Bangor-On-Dee 5/10 Hurdle 2m 7f 7y Heavy z 10st 8lbs Nathan Brennan 19
23/11/20 Ludlow 8/15 Hurdle 2m 7f 174y Gd/Sft z 10st 5lbs Charlie Hammond 150
27/10/20 Chepstow 10/12 Hurdle 2m 11y Soft z 11st 0lbs Max Kendrick 47.21
16/03/20 Hereford 4/7 Hurdle 3m 1f 119y Heavy 10st 8lbs Max Kendrick 161.22
03/01/20 Hereford 8/10 Hurdle 2m 3f 147y Heavy 11st 6lbs Max Kendrick 100
19/12/19 Hereford 9/10 Hurdle 3m 1f 119y Heavy 11st 10lbs Max Kendrick 250.62
25/06/18 Southwell 6/11 Hurdle 2m 7f 209y Good 0 12st 0lbs Lewis Stones 14.42
03/06/18 Fakenham 3/7 Hurdle 2m 7f 95y Good 12st 7lbs Lewis Stones 3.95
11/05/18 Market Rasen 3/12 Hurdle 2m 148y Good 11st 12lbs Fergus Gregory 3.05
27/01/18 Fairyhouse 7/11 Hurdle 3m Heavy 0 10st 11lbs D. Robinson 17.5
27/12/17 Limerick 5/18 Hurdle 3m Heavy 10st 4lbs D. E. Mullins 19.5
14/12/17 Tramore 3/10 Hurdle 2m 5f Heavy 10st 11lbs A. W. Short 17
15/11/17 Fairyhouse 10/16 Hurdle 2m 4f Soft 10st 13lbs J. J. Slevin 21
29/10/17 Wexford 4/11 Bumper 2m Soft 11st 9lbs Mr Finian Maguire 7.6
21/07/17 Kilbeggan 4/8 Bumper 2m 3f 170y Good 11st 7lbs Mr Finian Maguire 13.5
11/07/17 Roscommon 8/11 Bumper 2m 119y Gd/Sft 11st 9lbs Ms L. O'Neill 3.25
03/06/17 Tramore 5/11 Bumper 2m Good 11st 9lbs Mr Finian Maguire 2.33
12/05/17 Kilbeggan 2/10 Bumper 2m Gd/Sft 11st 7lbs Mr Finian Maguire 9.38
09/04/17 Tramore 3/15 Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft 10st 13lbs J. J. Slevin 13.59

Dual point winner, but efforts under Rules have been very modest and needs to raise her game now upped in trip with cheekpieces refitted.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
10/01/21 Exeter 8/12 Hurdle 2m 5f 135y Heavy b 11st 5lbs Fergus Gillard 25.28
08/12/20 Fontwell Park 4/6 Hurdle 2m 3f 49y Soft z 10st 10lbs Fergus Gillard 13
19/11/20 Wincanton 7/10 Hurdle 2m 5f 82y Gd/Sft z 10st 5lbs David Noonan 71.28
03/11/20 Exeter 5/10 Hurdle 2m 5f 135y Gd/Sft z 10st 5lbs Tom Scudamore 277.83
09/03/20 Taunton 6/8 Bumper 2m 104y Heavy + 11st 0lbs David Noonan 13.5
15/02/20 Ascot 3/8 Bumper 1m 7f 152y Heavy + 11st 2lbs Tom Scudamore 14.5

Ex-Irish hurdler who made a fairly positive start for this yard when third in a Hereford maiden last March. However, little impact switched to handicaps this season and improvement required.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
26/11/20 Taunton 7/11 Hurdle 2m 7f 198y Good z 11st 0lbs Sean Houlihan 80
22/10/20 Lingfield Park 7/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 110y Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs Micheal Nolan 110
16/03/20 Hereford 3/13 Hurdle 2m 53y Heavy 10st 7lbs Ciaran Gethings 19
16/05/19 Clonmel 7/10 Hurdle 2m 3f 189y Good 11st 7lbs D. E. Mullins 3.1
11/04/19 Limerick 9/18 Hurdle 2m 3f Good 11st 7lbs D. E. Mullins 11
16/03/19 Limerick 4/13 Hurdle 2m 5f Heavy 11st 6lbs T. N. Brett 24
16/02/19 Gowran Park 6/19 Bumper 2m 1f Gd/Sft 11st 8lbs Mr P. W. Mullins 26.55
31/12/18 Punchestown 9/14 Bumper 2m 2f Good 11st 6lbs Mr P. W. Mullins 4.79

Modest maiden on the Flat for Rae Guest in 2015 and efforts over hurdles for this yard have been very poor indeed.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
08/10/20 Exeter 8/9 Hurdle 2m 175y Good 10st 12lbs David Noonan 1000
22/07/18 Newton Abbot -/9 Hurdle 2m 5f 122y Good 10st 9lbs Page Fuller 218.93
06/07/18 Newton Abbot 6/8 Hurdle 2m 5f 122y Good 10st 7lbs David Noonan 247.98
14/10/15 Kempton Park 9/11 Flat 1m Std 9st 2lbs Dane O'Neill 10.94
21/09/15 Leicester 2/12 Flat 7f Gd/Sft 8st 5lbs Silvestre De Sousa 6.15
02/09/15 Lingfield Park 4/10 Flat 7f Heavy 9st 0lbs Saleem Golam 13.1
08/08/15 Lingfield Park 9/10 Flat 7f 140y Gd/Frm 9st 5lbs Saleem Golam 17.94
23/07/15 Wolverhampton 4/8 Flat 5f 216y Std 9st 0lbs Saleem Golam 11.5
08/07/15 Lingfield Park 2/5 Flat 7f Good 8st 13lbs Saleem Golam 41.68
06/02/15 Wolverhampton 7/7 Flat 5f 216y Fast 8st 7lbs Chris Catlin 4.1

Winner on the Flat and also successful in a bumper, but she's 0-20 in this sphere.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
15/02/21 Lingfield Park 7/9 Bumper 2m Std 10st 12lbs Micheal Nolan 519.75
15/12/20 Wincanton 9/17 Hurdle 2m 3f 166y Soft z 10st 4lbs Micheal Nolan 230.79
28/09/20 Newton Abbot 6/8 Hurdle 3m 2f 105y Good z 10st 5lbs Micheal Nolan 149.79
18/02/18 Ffos Las 7/8 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Heavy + 10st 10lbs Sean Bowen 6.24
08/01/18 Fontwell Park 5/8 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Heavy 0 11st 9lbs Sean Bowen 6.24
18/12/17 Ffos Las 3/10 Hurdle 2m 4f Heavy + 11st 8lbs James Bowen 13.01
30/11/17 Taunton -/16 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Good 0 11st 8lbs Sean Bowen 8
12/11/17 Ffos Las 3/5 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Heavy 0 11st 5lbs James Bowen 4.2
31/10/17 Chepstow 2/18 Hurdle 2m 11y Gd/Sft 0 11st 6lbs Sean Bowen 5.36
17/10/17 Worcester 4/16 Hurdle 2m 4f Good 0 11st 3lbs Sean Bowen 10
10/09/17 Fontwell Park 5/8 Hurdle 2m 5f 164y Gd/Sft V 10st 10lbs Sean Bowen 7.13
07/07/17 Newton Abbot 4/9 Hurdle 2m 2f 110y Gd/Frm 11st 9lbs James Bowen 3.36
22/06/17 Ffos Las 5/7 Hurdle 2m 4f Good h 10st 13lbs Sean Bowen 6.6
08/06/17 Bangor-On-Dee 3/6 Hurdle 2m 7f 32y Gd/Sft + 11st 8lbs Sean Bowen 3.97
19/05/17 Aintree 9/10 Hurdle 2m 4f Good + 11st 10lbs Sean Bowen 8.98
02/05/17 Nottingham 6/7 Flat 1m 6f 15y Good + 9st 4lbs Joshua Bryan 7.59
11/08/16 Stratford-On-Avon -/9 Hurdle 3m 2f 83y Good + 11st 11lbs Sean Bowen 5.2
25/07/16 Newton Abbot 2/12 Hurdle 2m 5f 122y Good z 10st 7lbs Sean Bowen 2.06
06/07/16 Yarmouth 3/8 Flat 1m 6f 17y Gd/Frm + 9st 3lbs Joshua Bryan 2.22
29/06/16 Bath 1/8 Flat 2m 1f 34y Heavy + 9st 1lbs Joshua Bryan 4.62
29/05/16 Uttoxeter 2/9 Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Good 11st 0lbs Sean Bowen 2.78

Looked very limited in bumpers/over hurdles in Ireland and opposable starting out for new yard here off a stiff-looking mark.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
05/08/20 Wexford 8/11 Hurdle 3m Soft 0 11st 3lbs M. A. Enright 57.71
15/07/20 Downpatrick 4/12 Hurdle 2m 6f Good 0 10st 13lbs J. P. O'Sullivan 76.35
26/06/20 Tipperary 5/15 Hurdle 3m Gd/Sft 0 10st 13lbs Philip Enright 39.79
27/12/19 Limerick 9/15 Hurdle 2m 4f Heavy 10st 12lbs P. J. Cawley 1000
21/11/19 Thurles 11/18 Hurdle 2m 6f 216y Heavy 10st 12lbs M. A. Enright 382.28
03/11/19 Cork 6/12 Hurdle 2m 4f Heavy 11st 3lbs M. A. Enright 1000
07/10/19 Tipperary 7/17 Hurdle 2m 4f 40y Soft 10st 11lbs D. J. O'Keeffe 282.83
28/09/19 Navan 12/18 Bumper 2m Good 11st 3lbs P. J. Cawley 46
06/09/19 Kilbeggan 4/10 Bumper 2m 3f 110y Gd/Sft 11st 3lbs P. J. Cawley 14.55

Best effort yet when fourth in a 17-runner 2½m Wincanton handicap in December. Possibly unsuited by testing conditions at Chepstow since and, now 2 lb lower, she may be worth another chance.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/01/21 Chepstow 10/18 Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Heavy H 11st 8lbs David Noonan 28
15/12/20 Wincanton 4/17 Hurdle 2m 3f 166y Soft H 11st 4lbs David Noonan 137.1
22/11/20 Exeter -/12 Hurdle 2m 5f 135y Heavy 11st 12lbs Bryan Carver 21.7
17/03/20 Taunton 3/8 Hurdle 2m 3f 1y Soft 10st 8lbs James Best 176.74
21/01/20 Exeter 3/6 Hurdle 2m 7f 25y Heavy 11st 0lbs David Noonan 475.38
06/11/19 Chepstow 10/12 Bumper 2m 11y Soft 10st 5lbs James Best 409.8

Lightly-raced maiden who has finished third on 2 of her last 3 starts, most recently off this mark at Fakenham (23.4f, heavy) where she sported first-time cheekpieces (retained). Not discounted.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
28/01/21 Fakenham 3/9 Hurdle 2m 7f 95y Heavy 0 11st 9lbs Thomas Doggrell 14.54
20/12/20 Fakenham 7/9 Hurdle 2m 7f 95y Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs Ciaran Gethings 12.5
13/10/20 Huntingdon 3/10 Hurdle 3m 1f 10y Gd/Sft 10st 11lbs Tom O'Brien 55
25/09/20 Uttoxeter 8/14 Hurdle 2m 7f 70y Good 11st 12lbs Tom O'Brien 15.82
26/01/20 Fontwell Park 7/13 Hurdle 2m 3f 49y Heavy 10st 12lbs Tom O'Brien 85
31/12/19 Warwick 4/12 Hurdle 2m 5f Soft 10st 12lbs Tom O'Brien 229.75
17/12/19 Fakenham 5/10 Hurdle 2m 3y Soft 10st 10lbs Ciaran Gethings 218.64

Hard to warm to based on what she's achieved under Rules.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
04/02/21 Wincanton 9/14 Hurdle 2m 5f 82y Heavy 11st 0lbs C. Brassil 852.54
03/12/20 Wincanton 5/15 Hurdle 2m 5f 82y Soft 10st 12lbs C. Brassil 1000
19/11/20 Wincanton -/14 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Alain Cawley 1000
27/10/20 Chepstow -/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Gd/Sft 10st 7lbs Mitchell Bastyan 1000
26/12/19 Wincanton 12/14 Bumper 1m 7f 65y Heavy 10st 9lbs Ben Godfrey 200

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

A chance is taken on KINGSMILL GIN, who appeared to get bogged down in the mud last time and there was sufficient promise in her effort at Wincanton previously to suggest that she'd be capable of winning a race of this nature. Follow That took a step in the right direction here in January and is next best ahead of Arctic Footprint, who finished nicely clear of Puzzle Cache when second at Exeter.

Betting Forecast

10/1 Puzzle Cache, 11/2 Follow That, 16/1 Sound Of Music, 7/1 Arctic Footprint, 28/1 Emmas Dilemma (Ire), 22/1 Shoot To Fame (Ire), 33/1 Golden Glory (Ire), 200/1 Secret Palace, 125/1 Princess Roania (Ire), 50/1 Annual Flavour (Ire), 11/1 Kingsmill Gin, 17/2 Always Able (Ire), 40/1 Autumn Gold
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