17:10 Huntingdon

Thursday 21 February 2019

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MansionBet Mares' Maiden Hurdle

Class 4  |   2m 4f 145y  |   Good  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 17:12  |   Winning time: 5m 3.5s
Weighed In
1
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: Mr R Withey |  T: W G M Turner
100/1

Good second in a good-to-soft ground Warwick bumper over 1m6f in November. Pulled up on hurdling debut and hood tried this time.

3
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: Ross Chapman |  T: Miss Kelly Morgan
66/1

Midfield on only start in a Point-to-point in December and only had two behind her on bumper debut. Does not look good enough.

4
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: Brendan Powell |  T: Mrs L C Jewell
200/1

Tailed off at triple digit odds on all four starts. Impossible to fancy with many of the big yards represented here.

5
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: T J O'Brien |  T: P J Hobbs|  OR: 121|  BF
5/2

Claims on her fist two starts over hurdles but a disappointing favourite when last seen in November. A break since suggests there may have been a legitimate excuse.

6
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: David Bass |  T: K C BaileyWS
9/1

£55,000 Flemensfirth mare out of a winning hurdler. Looked a shade fortunate to win an Oldcastle point-to-point in the slowest time of the day, but still one of the more interesting runners in a poor race.

7
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: Bryony Frost |  T: N B King|  OR: 109
11/2

Had proven consistent in handicaps over 3m until running below-par last time. Given a break since and trip looks on the short side, but each-way chances in an ordinary race.

8
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: Nico de Boinville |  T: N J Henderson
6/4

Early faller at Leicester in December (when odds-on) but much better when second over this trip at Hereford. Repeat of that gives her every chance and sounder surface sure to help.

9
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: David England |  T: Oliver Greenall
40/1

Went close on debut in an Irish bumper last April, before joining this trainer for £30,000. Nibbled at in the market ahead of her British debut, but well held at Ludlow in December.

10
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: J J Burke |  T: C E Longsdon
66/1

Daughter of Malinas showed some ability although beaten 52L when fifth of 10 on racecourse debut last month. Should improve but huge leap required to get involved in the finish.

12
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: Paul O'Brien |  T: C E Longsdon
125/1

Makes only minimal appeal on breeding and showed nowhere near enough on hurdles debut at Fontwell to think she'll be a threat here.

13
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: Wayne Hutchinson |  T: A King
13/2

A Gold Well filly out of an Overbury mare, she is from a good jumping family which includes the high-class Dublin Flyer. Has improved with each run and has little to find in order to grab a medal here.

14
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-6  |  J: Jack Quinlan |  T: D E Cantillon
16/1

Landed a 1m5f Chelmsford handicap for Marco Botti. Not so good since and of little interest until showing she retains some enthusiasm.

Non-Runners

11
Mossing31
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 7
T: H J Evans  J: Benjamin Poste
2
Choral Bee27
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 10
T: A E Jessop  J: James Best
Betting

Forecast

Loveherandleaveher (6/4), Festival Dawn (5/2), Little Millie (11/2), Sixty's Belle (13/2), Illuminated Beauty (9/1), Blame Me Forever (16/1), Mossing (33/1), Miss Delighted (40/1), Miss Molinari (66/1), Deise Bless (66/1), Cassis De Reine (100/1), Perle's An Icon (125/1), Easyontheeye (200/1), Choral Bee (250/1)

Verdict
Nicky Henderson has found an ideal opportunity for LOVEHERANDLEAVEHER to open her account. She has the pick of the form on offer and this quicker surface promises better to come.Festival Dawn has a chance to bounce back from a run that was too bad to be true last time and the same applies to Little Millie. The chief threat probably comes from Sixty's Belle who has improved with each run and is not far off the standard to challenge for honours. Illuminated Beauty beat little of note in landing a point-to-point but is not too highly tried on her rules debut.
  1. Loveherandleaveher
  2. Sixty's Belle
  3. Little Millie
Prize Money
1st: £4,094.002nd: £1,202.003rd: £601.004th: £301.00

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