16:00 Plumpton Mon 5 November 2018
- Watch Today's Race Replays On attheraces.com Mares' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)
- 3m 217y, Good (Good to Firm in places )
- 7 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Matched pick of her form when third of 8 in a 2m4f novice hurdle at Southwell in July. Just a respectable 12½L sixth of 10 to Really Super in handicap at Worcester last time, but possible the return to further will help, and this looks easier.
Won handicaps here and at Fontwell earlier in the year, and probably needed the run when well beaten after a break at former track last time. Should do better with usual blinkers back on, but still 7lb above her last winning mark.
Idled in front when beaten at Newton Abbot (2m5½f) in September, and that form shows she can win from current mark, but the concern with her is that she didn't seem to stay when tried over 3m at Uttoxeter last time.
Bred to be better than this, and she showed promise in point-to-points, but has not achieved much over hurdles to date, and her mark is stiff on balance.
Has bits and pieces of form over hurdles which would give her a chance here, and faced a stiff task in novice company last time, but her record is very patchy, and others appeal more.
No star, but hasn't been running badly from lowly marks in handicaps, and not judged harshly for running out last time (intimidated by a rival). Has slipped further in the weights despite being out of the handicap.
Well held on all starts to date (including in bumpers) and faeed no better on handicap bow at Uttoxeter in September with cheekpieces/tongue tie fitted.
Last Year's Winner
Willyegolassiego (9/4), Mac Bella (5/2), Westerbee (7/2), Lamh Ar Lamh (4/1), Sixties Idol (6/1), Bella's Vision (11/1), Youknowell (12/1), Jonjoela (20/1)
- Mac Bella
- Lamh Ar Lamh
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