14:35 Newbury Thu 7 November 2019
Sister to the Grade 3 French winner Polygona and already a winner of a bumper (Ludlow) and a 2m mares' novices' hurdle (Worcester) herself; won on the bridle when beating Fejoada by 19L (Aggy With It fell) a fortnight ago.
Irish raider; sprung a 33-1 shock when making all to beat the fair yardstick Master Debonair by 2L in a 2m maiden hurdle at Cheltenham (good to soft) a fortnight ago; this looks to be much more competitive.
Above average bumper winner (Chepstow & Ascot); caught close home by Misty Whisky (Farne third) in a mares' Listed contest at Sandown in March; off to the perfect start over hurdles with a decisive 4L win at Chepstow (2m3½f, soft); back in trip.
Mahler filly (dam was a half-sister to the useful 2m4f-3m hurdler Whisky Yankee); came into her own when introduced to hurdles, springing a 20-1 shock at Ffos Las (2m, soft); is likely to continue to progress (does need to).
Didn't come out of second gear when winning a Market Rasen mares' maiden bumper (2m+, good) in March; still travelling well behind the eventual winner Floressa when falling late on hurdles debut at Worcester.
Runner-up in both bumper starts, including when turned over at odds of 4-9f on debut for Harry Whittington at Bangor (2m+, good) in May; this race looks to be an overly ambitious starting point for hurdling.
Has some useful bumper form on her CV, including over 1m4f at this track; finished down the field (50-1) in a Grade 2 contest at the Aintree Festival (held by Farne); is likely to face less taxing assignments over hurdles in time.
Considered a shade unfortunate not to have won a bumper (was very highly tried); tucked in nicely in third behind the reopposing Silver Forever in a mares' Listed contest at Sandown (soft) in March; merits respect on hurdles debut.
Last Year's Winner
|Lust For Glory||5||10-12||9/2|
|T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath|
Floressa (11/8), Silver Forever (7/4), Vienna Court (7/1), Farne (8/1), Aggy With It (12/1), Heaven Help Us (16/1), Eyes Right (50/1), Designer Destiny (50/1)
- Silver Forever
- Vienna Court
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