14:40 Cheltenham Thu 19 April 2018

  • EBF/Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Handicap Chase (Listed) (Class 1)
  • 2m 4f 166y, Good
  • 7 Runners
  • Winner£22,780.002nd£8,548.003rd£4,280.004th£2,132.005th£1,072.006th£536.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:5m 22.3sOff time:14:40:41
1
911-10OR: 127D
9/2
Two wins from five starts over fences and was by no means disgraced behind a useful sort at Haydock last time. Has to concede weight all round, but should give it her best shot with her stable remaining in good form.
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2
Socksyb1,t19
711-5OR: 122D
5/1
Had Tara Mist behind when runner-up at Haydock on latest outing. Only 1lb worse off, seems to be on the upgrade and may be able to confirm the form in first-time blinkers.
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3
711-4OR: 115
11/4
Experienced for a novice with 14 starts to her name. Seems to be on a steep upward curve, though, and has won her last two races, prompting a massive 28-pounds rise in the weights. That, and this livelier ground, makes her opposable.
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4
711-2OR: 119
7/1
Won for the first time over fences at Worcester in October, but went up to this current rating and was only third at Ludlow the following month. Returns from a break and drops in distance.
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5
810-13OR: 116D
7/2
Landed a handicap at Huntingdon in February, but was raised 9lb and found that too much of a burden at Bangor last month. Back down 2lb, but still looks high enough in the weights.
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6
710-12OR: 115D
10/1
Won the second of her three chases when trained by the late Richard Woollacott. Returns a from a spell on the sidelines for a new trainer and the market will probably be the best guide to her chances.
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7
510-3OR: 106
18/1
Two wins from four races over fences, but has competed over hurdles on last two starts. Beaten off this mark when last seen over fences at Southwell, so first-time cheekpieces need to eke out improvement.
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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Plaisir D'Amour510-106/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Aidan Coleman

Betting

Forecast

The Bay Birch (11/4), Midnight Target (7/2), Tara Mist (9/2), Socksy (5/1), Aunty Ann (7/1), Sheer Poetry (10/1), Pretty Reckless (18/1)

Verdict

The Bay Birch will be a popular choice as she chases a hat-trick, but she has been winning on much softer ground and has shot up the weights. Pretty Reckless is interesting fitted with cheekpieces and cases can be made for Aunty Ann, Midnight Target and Sheer Poetry, but the recent Haydock race in which SOCKSY and Tara Mist were second and fifth may hold the key. The selection may find further improvement in blinkers and is taken to confirm the form.
  1. Socksy
  2. Tara Mist
  3. Pretty Reckless

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