13:10 Sedgefield Fri 7 December 2018
- Indian Marquee On Boxing Day Offer Mares' Novices' Handicap Chase (NHMOPS Bonus Race) (Class 4)
- 2m 3f 65y, Soft (Heavy in places)
- 5 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Only had seven runs but already on her third trainer, has always looked like she would make a chaser and made a perfectly satisfactory start over fences when third at Ludlow last month. Should handle the ground and has chances here.
Chase debut today, hasn't really done a lot of note over hurdles and the cheekpieces tried last time seemed to have little effect. Needs to improve for the switch to bigger obstacles, which is possible on breeding.
Ran a bit better at Hexham last time out, holding every chance but weakened out of worryingly quickly late on. Sharper track may help her cause but yard still struggling a little for winners, and others make a bit more appeal.
Too keen for her own good at Hexham last time but still put in a decent showing, unsurprisingly weakening out it but jumped well in the main and may do better if settling down early on.
Placed a couple of times in low-grade handicap hurdles but no immediate promise on chase debut at Hexham and has ground to make up with a few of these. Others preferred.
Last Year's Winner
Inch Lala (1/1), Trooblue (3/1), Troubled Soul (9/2), Tickerty Boo (10/1), Gogo Baloo (14/1), Ringaringarosie (14/1)
- Troubled Soul
- Inch Lala
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