15:05 Taunton

Thursday 14 November 2019

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Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Handicap Hurdle

Class 4  |   2m 3f 1y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:06  |   Winning time: 4m 56.05s

1
Age: 6|  Weight: 12-1  |  J: S Bowen |  T: H Fry|  OR: 122
15/2

Won at Market Rasen a year ago but lost her way in the spring. Took a heavy fall at Wincanton on Saturday, and may need this to boost her confidence.

2
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: Aidan Coleman |  T: Miss E C Lavelle|  OR: 119|  BF
4/1

Improved effort when winning a mares handicap at Market Rasen (by ¾ length from Longhousesignora) in February, and matched that form when second to a useful sort at Haydock next time. Yard in form ahead of this return, and not taken lightly.

4
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-6  |  J: Page Fuller |  T: Jamie Snowden|  OR: 113
12/1

Ran badly after a break in September but previous second of 12 to Included in mares handicap at Aintree in May would put her in the picture, and she clearly wasn't 100% last time.

5
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: Bridget Andrews |  T: D Skelton|  OR: 107|  BF
5/1

Won at Huntingdon in March, and possibly just needed the outing when a respectable fourth of 11 to Lock's Corner in handicap at same course last month. One to consider with that under her belt.

6
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: Ben Jones |  T: N P Mulholland|  OR: 107|  D
11/4

Dropped markedly in the weights before winning at Warwick in September, and defied the handicapper to follow up at Hereford last month. Still fairly handicapped on her best form, and her rider is excellent value for his claim.

7
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-7  |  J: M Goldstein |  T: Miss S West|  OR: 100
20/1

Won at Plumpton last September, but form has taken a downturn subsequently, and fared no better returning from a break at Fontwell last month. May have needed that, but hard to fancy in any case.

8
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-6  |  J: Shane Quinlan |  T: D Weston|  OR: 99
12/1

Has been running just respectably in handicaps, but handicapper relenting, and she offered a bit more when third of 5 to Borak over 2m here last time. Must show she can build on that.

9
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-0  |  J: Adam Wedge |  T: Evan Williams|  OR: 93
4/1

Scored over 2¾m at Ffos Las in April. Fell on return to action in September, but bounced back when third of 11 to Runasimi River in mares event at Hereford last time. Claims if stepping up even a little on that form.

Non-Runners

3
Sid Hoodie10
Weight: 11-6|  Age: 5
T: C J Mann  J: Harry Bannister
Betting

Forecast

Runasimi River (11/4), Mac Bella (4/1), Viva Vittoria (4/1), Mabela (5/1), Outofthisworld (15/2), Sid Hoodie (8/1), Solstalla (12/1), Floral Bouquet (12/1), Sixties Secret (20/1)

Verdict
RUNASIMI RIVER is not certain to confirm recent Hereford form with Mac Bella on revised terms, but she remains capable of better based on her best efforts, and with Ben Jones continuing to impress, can complete the hat-trick. Mabela should derive some benefit from a recent run at Huntingdon, and also enters the reckoning.
  1. Runasimi River
  2. Mac Bella
  3. Mabela

Previous Winners

2018
Misty Bloom
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-4  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Patrick Cowley
  |  
T: Miss E C Lavelle
2/5
Prize Money
1st:
£5,458.00
2nd:
£1,603.00
3rd:
£801.00
4th:
£401.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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