15:15 Huntingdon Fri 10 January 2020
- Weatherbys General Stud Book Mares' Maiden Hurdle (Div 2) (Class 4)
- 2m 4f 145y, Soft (Good to Soft in places)
- 12 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Bumper winner on soft ground and finished a decent fourth in a small field Listed bumper at Market Rasen (good) in January last year. Had wind surgery since finishing 18L sixth on hurdles debut at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) in November.
Ran well when 8L third in a novice hurdle over this trip at Plumpton (heavy) in November but failed to back that up droping to 2m at Uttoxeter (heavy) just under three weeks later. Step back up in distance a positive.
Good-to-soft ground bumper winner at Ludlow in December 2017 but has had just two starts since and is probably best watched on first start since March 2018 having had wind surgery in the interim.
Signs of ability when 13L seventh in a bumper at Fakneham (2m, good) on debut in October. Well beaten dropping to an extended 1m5f here subsequently and others make more appeal on debut over hurdles.
Well beaten in both starts over hurdles so far including when 74L sixth at Lingfield (2m, heavy) at the start of last month. Others hold stronger claims stepping up in trip.
Dual bumper runner and placed on six of her nine hurdles starts to date. Showed good form when runner-up off a mark of 120 over an extended 2m7f at Chepstow (soft) in November and is one for the shortlist in first time cheekpieces.
Raced from the front prior to finishing 43L 11th in a 2m bumper at Uttoxeter (good) on debut in March last year. Others make more appeal on hurdling and seasonal debut.
Placed in a bumper last season but has struggled in two starts over hurdles most recently when 55L tenth over 2m5f at Ludlow (soft) last month. More needed if she's to take this race.
Promising 12L fourth over an extended 2m in a Bangor bumper on good ground on debut in April. Failed to build on that in two subsequent starts however including on hurdles debut at Hereford (2m, heavy) last time out.
Stepped up on debut effort when finishing 25L tenth in a 2m bumper at Warwick (good-to-soft) in November. Needs to improve on what she showed that day if she is to make a winning hurdling debut in this contest.
Making her hurdling debut when pulling up in a mares event over this distance at Wetherby (soft) last month. Cheekpieces tried for the first time but is probably best watched at present.
Decent effort in finishing fifth in a 2m bumper at Warwick (good) when making her debut in April. Represents a top yard and is worth a check in the market on hurdling and seasonal debut.
Last Year's Winner
Just A Thought (4/5), Temple High (7/2), A Perfect Gift (6/1), At First Glance (14/1), Silk Or Satin (16/1), Lady Chuffnell (20/1), Maisiebella (25/1), Brushed Up (25/1), Madam Malina (33/1), Eton Pride (50/1), Midnight Popstar (66/1), Into The Mist (100/1)
- Temple High
- Just A Thought
- A Perfect Gift
Next Race Off
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