13:15 Hereford

Wednesday 21 October 2020

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Star Sports Mares' Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)

Class 4  |   2m 53y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 13:15  |   Winning time: 3m 55.1s
Weighed In
3
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: Chris Ward |  T: M Young
250/1

Winless from 5 starts between the flags and recent C&D Rules debut was hardly inspiring.

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4
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: Fergus Gregory |  T: Olly Murphy
80/1

Showed ability in bumpers earlier this year but well held in 2 starts over hurdles since returning from a break in October. Yard also saddles World Trip.

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5
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: Sam Twiston-Davies |  T: N P Mulholland
12/1

Caught the eye on second start over hurdles at Bangor in July before going close on the Flat the following month. Should win races in this sphere, particularly when going down the handicap route.

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6
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: Harry Skelton |  T: D Skelton
30/100

Placed in Huntingdon listed bumper last season and good start to hurdles career when going close on recent return at Warwick (2m, good). Open to improvement and she's the one to beat.

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7
Mick Monah,t298
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: J J Burke |  T: A Ralph|  OR: 107
4/1

Has shown a fair level of ability in this sphere, not least when fourth in 16.3f Newbury handicap (first run following wind op) in this headgear combination last December. Each-way claims if tuned-up.

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8
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: Lee Edwards |  T: T R Gretton
200/1

Fair middle-distance maiden on Flat for David Simcock in 2019. However, looked cooked when falling 2 out on hurdles debut last month and well beaten at Market Rasen next time.

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9
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: R Johnson |  T: M Scudamore
13/2

Has taken steps forward on each of her 3 starts in bumpers, finding just one too good at Southwell (15.8f, good to firm) last time. Place possibilities if jumping passes the test now hurdling.

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10
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: Harry Bannister |  T: A W Carroll
125/1

Both wins on the Flat were gained on the all-weather and in modest company. Well held both starts in this sphere to date and she's hard to warm to.

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11
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: B S Hughes |  T: P R Webber
100/1

Well held completed start in bumpers (ran out on debut) and cut little ice with hood enlisted (retained here) in 2 starts over hurdles last season. Probably more one for handicaps later on.

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12
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: C Gethings |  T: Kerry Lee
28/1

Modest form in bumpers and, fitted with a first-time tongue strap (on again here), she was pulled up on last month's hurdles debut at Newton Abbot.

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13
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: Callum McKinnes |  T: Olly Murphy
150/1

Glimmers of ability on debut in a bumper last month but recent spin over hurdles at Chepstow wasn't particularly inspiring. Likely to need more time and distance.

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Non-Runners

2
Coachella Green269
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 8
T: S Drinkwater  J: Adrian Heskin
1
Timetoroe57
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 6
T: Archie Watson  J: Ms B Hampson
Betting

Forecast

Marada (30/100), Timetoroe (3/1), Mick Mona (4/1), Saturn 'n Silk (13/2), Lyrical Ballad (12/1), West Coast Glory (28/1), Follow That (80/1), The City Cobbler (100/1), Coachella Green (100/1), Telekinetic (125/1), World Trip (150/1), Persuer (200/1), Final Sting (250/1)

Verdict

But for a mistake at the final flight, MARADA would've made a winning hurdles debut at Warwick and she is confidently expected to atone for that near miss by going one better here. Timetoroe looks vulnerable under a penalty given that everything went her way at Bangor, and Mick Mona and hurdles debutante Saturn 'n Silk may emerge as the main dangers.

  1. MARADA
  2. MICK MONA (FR)
  3. SATURN 'N SILK
Prize Money
1st: £3,769.002nd: £1,107.003rd: £553.004th: £277.00

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