20:30 Uttoxeter Tue 10 July 2018
- Betfred 'Watch Sky Sports In Our Shops' Mares' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
- 2m 3f 207y, Good (Good to Firm in places, watered)
- 9 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Not been in the best of form and well held on chasing debut here last time. Is starting to look dangerously well handicapped returned to hurdles but need to see much more spark before becoming of interest.
Maiden hurdle winner on good ground over 2m at Worcester in September. Fair fifth on handicap debut subsequently and has had wind surgery since disappointing at Taunton in November.
Still has potential over hurdles after just four starts. Still yet to prove that she absolutely gets this far too and suspicion is that she will be better over slightly shorter. Leading rider aboard for the first time.
Benefits of wind surgery and a switch to better ground brought about some improvement at Southwell (2m4½f, good) last time. That was a step in the right direction and further improvement is possible.
Not sure she quite deserves the mark she has on what we have seen so far. Did show a little improvement upped to this trip over C&D last time. Can improve at some stage but she may want even further than this to peak.
Won at Warwick and Worcester last October and not disgraced off 8lb higher mark when thrid at Bangor soon after in her hat-trick bid. Looked in need of the run on comeback at Southwell (1m7½f) two weeks ago and immediately goes back up in trip.
Best effort for a while at Southwell two starts back off 2lb lower. Bombed out at Market Rasen next time and very hard to fancy on the back of that run here.
Fairly decent flat performer who has not shown much in four starts over hurdles so far. Very much the type to do better now she tackles handicaps and is on a decent mark if you take her flat form into account. Market will be a useful guide.
22/1 and beaten a fairly long way on handicap debut at Market Rasen 18 days ago. Dropped 3lbs for that effort but needs to show more before coming of interest.
Last Year's Winner
|T: A DunnJ: R P McLernon|
Undisputed (2/1), G For Ginger (3/1), Morning Herald (5/1), Visage Blanc (10/1), Milan Of Crystal (10/1), Cautorillo (12/1), Oksana (12/1), Candlelight Story (20/1), Katebird (33/1)
- Candlelight Story
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