16:55 Towcester Mon 21 May 2018
- totesport.com Download The App Conditional Jockeys' Mares' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)
- 1m 7f 151y, Good to Firm (Good in places)
- 10 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Slight improvement on previous form in recent starts at Plumpton and Kempton last time out, drops in class for this mares' contest and enter calculations as such.
102-rated hurdler who won on the Flat (1m2f, good) in France. Last couple of outings over hurdles fail to instil confidence and current mark looks demanding.
Point-to-point winner but well held at big prices in four starts over hurdles and hard to make a case for at present following tame show at Uttoxeter this month.
Mare won a 2m handicap hurdle at Fakenham in November, springing a 25/1 surprise off a mark of 88. Four runs since much less convincing and needs a good bounce back here.
Failed to figure in six outings under rules though beaten just 11L at Southwell (2m4½f, good) in penultimate start when sent off 66/1. Didn't repeat that since at Uttoxeter.
Maiden, unplaced in eight starts over hurdles, best effort came when 4½L fifth of nine at Worcester in September over this trip on good ground. Rated 6lb lower now, but still hard to recommend.
Has twice shown a bit of form (at big prices) to be in the frame at this track in maidens, though yet to replicate that in handicaps. On a tough enough mark for her achievements.
Well beaten off on all her most recent efforts and can't be considered a likely winner in current frame of mind. Pulled up last month at Taunton.
Has on a couple of occasions looked to show some ability in handicaps on good ground. Lightly-raced of late though with some developing jumping problems. Gets array of first-time headgear for this seasonal bow.
Was supported in the market for conditionals event at Wincanton this month on return from 184-day absence, held up in rear and in trouble from three out there. Drops 5lb for this.
Last Year's Winner
|T: R G HawkerJ: Mr Robert Hawker|
Atalanta's Gold (3/1), Scotsbrook Night (9/2), Dizzey Heights (5/1), Our Phillie Lily (6/1), Ortenzia (15/2), Sprogzilla (12/1), Boola River (14/1), Nicheinthemarket (14/1), Stupid Cupid (20/1), Civitesses (25/1)
- Atalanta's Gold
- Our Phillie Lily
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