16:25 Cheltenham Thu 18 April 2019
- Junior Jumpers Fillies' Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (Class 1)
- 2m 179y, Good
- 10 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Built on promise of first two starts over hurdles when winning a 16-runner Fairyhouse maiden. Fourth last time out behind subsequent Festival 1-2 now reads extremely well and suspect she's dangerously well handicapped; makes plenty of appeal.
Doncaster maiden winner/Listed second flopped behind Miranda two starts back as favourite before showing a bit more at Catterick latest. First handicap here but not sure this mark is generous.
Although she is a maiden of 11 races she has two pieces of form at Cork that catch the eye. A fourth of 23 (Havingagoodtime behind) and sixth of 22 behind smart Fakir D'Oudairies. Disappointing twice since but not ruled out.
Ex-Irish trained filly belatedly gained first hurdle success when winning a three-runner Market Rasen maiden over 2m4½f latest. This will be an altogether tougher test.
Fontwell winner returned to form after twice being set tough tasks when third of 14 at Newbury (2m3f) latest on her handicap bow. Drop to bare 2m should suit even better and expectant of a bold bid.
75-rated Carlisle flat winner got off the mark at the second time of asking over hurdles at Huntingdon before finishing midfield latest at Stratford. This looks a tough ask on handicap debut.
17-race maiden (five over hurdles) showed she ought to be in the winner's enclosure soon enough when third of seven at Naas two starts back. No-show on the level next but back over hurdles she has a squeak here.
71-rated Flat maiden achieved little in first three over hurdles but left that form behind latest with a s respectable 2¾L fourth of eight at Huntingdon. Now goes handicapping and potentially can improve further.
Ordinary Flat maiden but placed in two of her three hurdle races to date although beaten over 20L in most recent third. Blinkers tried now but this a tall order for handicap bow.
Beaten 32L behind Miranda on hurdles bow and well behind Yamuna River next. Midfield effort at Ludlow latest a slight improvement but not enough to recommend her here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton|
Havingagoodtime (7/2), Lady Camelot (4/1), Pilgrim Soul (9/2), Tazka (5/1), Miss Mumtaz (9/1), Via Delle Volte (10/1), So Enjoy (16/1), Yamuna River (20/1), Colour Me In (40/1), Emily Webb (66/1), Miranda (SP)
- Colour Me In
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