15:45 Ludlow Wed 8 January 2020
Kayf Tara mare; has run to a similar level of form on both starts to date; 14-1 when fifth of seven to the progressive Marie's Rock at Ffos Las (2m, good) in May; further improvement needed.
Mahler mare (€21,000 3yo); finished reasonably well (from off the pace) to hit the frame on debut over C&D (good) in October; didn't build on that effort at Ffos Las subsequently (heavy ground mitigating circumstances?)
Flemensfirth mare; second foal from a bumper/2m-2m3f hurdle winner (Dorabelle); cost €40,000 as a 3yo and carries the silks of Paul and Clare Rooney; very much one of interest.
Kayf Tara mare; turned over on debut at odds of 1-3f in a three-runner Knightwick mares' open point (2m4f, good to firm); slipped up next time; first start for Toby Lawes off a 222-day absence; wears a tongue-tie.
Malinas mare; first foal from an unraced dam who was a half-sister to three winners including Princely Player (2m2f-2m7f hurdle/chase) and King's Temptation (2m7f-3m2f); in safe hands with Olly Murphy (saddled a bumper winner at Newcastle (Sat)).
Yeats mare; closely related to the bumper/2m1f-3m hurdle winner Wintered Well; 33-1 when eighth of nine to Jack Valentine on debut at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) in November.
Fame And Glory mare; half-sister to the useful bumper/hurdles winner I'm To Blame (Keith Dalgelish); shaped with promise on debut at Taunton (2m½f, good to soft) in March when a close third to Miss Honey Ryder; of some interest.
Kayf Tara mare; third foal from the useful 2m7f-3m1f hurdle/chase winner Wistow; 14-1 when finishing a 5¾L debut third to Third Time Lucki at Market Rasen (2m½f, soft).
Left the care of Peter J Flood for £5,000 in July 2019 (as a point-to-point winner); always in rear (tailed-off for the final three furlongs) on debut for Robin Dickin at Cheltenham; tongue-tied in a lesser contest; is considered unlikely.
Shirocco mare; half-sister to six winners including the versatile Miles To Memphis; 14-1 when a plugging on seventh of 11 to Third Time Lucki on Market Rasen debut (2m½f, soft); held by Rainyday Woman?
Mastercraftsman mare; third foal from the 6f winner Stellarina; half-sister to a winning sprinter so hardly looks to be cut out for this type of career (over 2m); better to look elsewhere.
Last Year's Winner
Catch Me Not (5/4), Miss Austen (3/1), Follow That (7/1), Aurello (15/2), Rainyday Woman (10/1), Capricia (14/1), Feodora (16/1), Shiroccsmyworld (33/1), Stellarista (33/1), Secret Court (66/1), Martha Yeats (80/1)
- Catch Me Not
- Miss Austen
- Follow That
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