14:30 Leicester Thu 5 December 2019

  • Dove Mares' 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 4f 110y, Heavy
  • 10 Runners
  • Winner£4,159.002nd£1,221.003rd£611.004th£305.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:5m 29.02sOff time:14:30:34
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1
411-0OR:
10/1

Half-sister to useful chaser Castlegrace Paddy, she was second in one Irish point-to-point before changing hands for £70,000; pulled up on debut at Fontwell last month and now tongue-tie added, which gives an indication of the problem there.

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2
411-0OR:
4/1

Some promise in her five starts so far, and looked to be crying out for a step up in trip after her Ludlow effort last time out; could easily take a step forward now and she's worth a second look for a yard going well.

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3
511-0OR:
33/1

Bumper winner (on Lingfield's Equitrack surface) at the beginning of 2018 but hasn't been seen out since the April of that year when well beaten in a Listed event; clearly has some ability but best watched after such an absence.

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4
511-0OR:
25/1

Related to a few winners over fences and did shape with plenty of promise on her bumper debut at Stratford in March; not so good next time though, and not seen since April, so may well need this run.

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5
511-0OR:
20/1

Looked to have a future ahead of her based on her debut fifth to the useful Subway Surf at Chepstow but has gone backwards in two runs since then. May yet be capable of better though, and not written off just yet.

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6
511-0OR:
13/2

Point-to-point winner in March, related to a couple of useful sorts and should have a future over fences; debut today and yard been quiet on the runners front, but worth a look in the market all the same.

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7
511-0OR:
40/1

Milan mare that has shown no more than a modicum of promise in two starts to date; looks to be biting off a bit more than she can chew here, though.

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8
411-0OR:
40/1

No more than moderate form in three point-to-points and yard not known for winners in the novice sphere. Best watched today.

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9
511-0OR:
7/2

Definite promise on her third behind the useful Deputy's Oscar at Market Rasen in October and latest poor run best forgiven in barely raceable ground. Looks one of the main players if none the worse for that bad experience last time.

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10
611-0OR: 108
15/8

Placed in all her last four runs in novice hurdles but in truth is not progressing at all, and it was a definite step backwards at Worcester last time out, seemingly with little excuse. On the figures a solid chance, but not one to go overboard on.

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Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Whiteoak Fleur (15/8), Velkera (7/2), Eleanor Bob (4/1), Seaside Girl (13/2), Castlegrace Rose (10/1), Love Of Midnight (20/1), Jessie Lightfoot (25/1), Fforbidden Love (33/1), Streets Of Fire (40/1), Thequeenbee (40/1)

Verdict

Whiteoak Fleur sets the standard but the bar is hardly a high one, and anything with improvement to come will surely have a chance of taking this. VELKERA couldn't handle the slop at Market Rasen last time but the drying ground here will help and if she can take a step forward on her previous third, she will hold every chance today. Eleanor Bob looks a likely improver and for those looking for something at a bigger each-way price, it's worth having a look at Love Of Midnight.
  1. Velkera
  2. Whiteoak Fleur
  3. Love Of Midnight

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