16:00 Huntingdon
Smarkets Mares' Maiden Hurdle (4) 4yo+
Smarkets Mares' Maiden Hurdle (4) 4yo+
Going:
Soft
Soft
Distance: 2m 4f 145y Runners: 16
Hurdle Turf
Soft 2m 4f 145y
The Vocalist is preferred to Dory, and those two stand out, among those who have hurdling form but OH MICHELLE shaped well in defeat in bumpers and may get off the mark on this hurdling debut. Being so competitive against Dame Rose, Maria's Benefit and Redemption Song at Doncaster last January on her final start reads well. Youknowell is one of those to keep an eye on among the remainder.[Richard Austen]
RP Ratings Dory
POSTDATA Dory
LAMBOURN The Vocalist
SPOTLIGHT Oh Michelle
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
14
The Vocalist
N De Boinville/N Henderson
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 21-2
123 6/4, 13/8
7/4
SP
Runner-up on debut at Kelso and won comfortably at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft) last April in her second bumper, for Stuart Crawford; second to an impressive winner in novice hurdle at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy; Mythical Legend 6l back in third) one month ago for new yard, which she should improve on; a leading player.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 11/12/17
    FON 19Hy Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-10
    2/9 14l, Roksana[2/1]11-3
    Nico de Boinville
    81
    107
  • 15/04/17
    CRL 17GS 4-6yCl5 NHF,2K
    11-0
    1/8 11l, Lady Mix[11/4]11-1
    Brian Hughes
    37
    113
  • 05/11/16
    KEL 16GS 4-6yCl5 NHF,3K
    10-12
    2/7 2 1/4l, Tokaramore[2/1F]10-12
    Brian Hughes
    6
    99
9
Oh MichelleBF
S Twiston-Davies/N Twiston-Davies
Age: 7
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 2623-
5/1, 4/1
7/2
SP
First foal; dam bumper and multiple point winner, also placed in 2m5f-3m5f chases; placed in three of four bumpers last term, twice on soft; last piece of form reads particularly well; tongue tied today; needs major respect despite 349-day absence.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/01/17
    DON 16GS 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-0
    3/18 4 1/4l, Dame Rose[7/4F]10-3
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    41
    109
  • 22/12/16
    BAN 16Sft 3-6yCl6 MdNHF,2K
    11-6
    2/15 3l, Arian[5/2F]11-6
    William Twiston-Davies
    79
    104
  • 04/12/16
    HUN 15GS 4-6yCl1 LisNHF,11K
    11-0
    6/10 17 1/2l, Oscar Rose[9/2]11-0
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    56
    96
  • 18/11/16
    Ffo 15Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-9
    2/11 4l, Just A Thought[9/2]10-9
    Jamie Bargary
    64
    107
4
DoryBF
R Johnson/W Greatrex
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 172
126 7/2
4/1
SP
Justified 5-4 favouritism by 7l in Uttoxeter bumper on debut last June; ran in Listed event in November before 5l second to a useful prospect at Fakenham (2m, soft) on hurdling debut, which is easily the best hurdling form in this line-up; new trip but big chance.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/12/17
    FAK 16Sft Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-10
    2/7 5l, Banjo Girl[7/4F]10-9
    Richard Johnson
    92
    116
  • 18/11/17
    CHL 16Sft 4-6yCl1 LisNHF,11K
    11-0
    7/9 13l, Posh Trish[12/1]11-0
    Andrew Tinkler
    16
    100
  • 15/06/17
    UTT 15Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-9
    1/9 7l, Fingareeta[5/4F]10-9
    Gavin Sheehan
    39
    101
6
Little Millie
T Whelan/N King
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 321-22
111 7/1
15/2
SP
1-5 in Irish maiden points; distant second on hurdle debut at Warwick (2m5f) in November and probably similar form when second of five at Southwell (3m, soft) last month, which won't be good enough to win this; tongue tied first time.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 17/12/17
    STH 23Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    2/5 7l, Oscar Star[7/1]10-12
    Trevor Whelan
    26
    101
  • 22/11/17
    WAR 21GS Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-12
    2/7 25l, Molly The Dolly[9/1]10-12
    Trevor Whelan
    19
    101
2
Costante Via
J Bargary/N Twiston-Davies
Age: 7
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 33/2-
7/1, 9/1
12/1
SP
Dam unraced half-sister to 2m-3m hurdle/smart chase winner Southern Vic; marked progress in her three bumpers, second at Aintree in October 2016 but not seen since; bred for this longer trip, at the least, but Oh Michelle looks the stable first string.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 23/10/16
    Ain 16Gd 4-6yCl4 NHF,4K
    10-9
    2/10 1/2l, Miss Night Owl[9/2]10-12
    Ryan Hatch
    70
    106
  • 14/03/16
    TAU 16GS 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-0
    3/14 3l, Lamanver Odyssey[25/1]9-13
    Mark Grant
    47
    98
  • 01/02/16
    PLU 17Hy 4-6yCl6 MdNHF,2K
    10-10
    3/7 30l, Clondaw Bisto[25/1]11-3
    Mark Grant
    15
    79
7
Mythical Legend
L Aspell/Miss E Lavelle
Age: 7
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 6/2-3
109
16/1
SP
Runner-up on second bumper start and, after 19 months off, 20l third of nine on hurdling debut at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy); should be capable of better but 6l behind The Vocalist last time and needs a major advance.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 11/12/17
    FON 19Hy Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-10
    3/9 20l, Roksana[25/1]11-3
    Leighton Aspell
    74
    99
  • 14/05/16
    BAN 16Gd 4-6yCl5 NHF,3K
    10-12
    2/7 2 3/4l, Miss Beatrice[12/1]10-8
    Richie McLernon
    47
    99
  • 21/03/16
    STH 15Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-9
    6/13 8 3/4l, Scorpion Princess[8/1]10-11
    David Noonan
    99
5
Frozen Motion
J J Burke/C Longsdon
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 331
16/1
20/1
SP
8,500GBP 4yo; first foal; dam unplaced in bumpers, sister to useful 2m-3m hurdle winner Palace Jester, half-sister to useful bumper and 2m-3m hurdle/chase winner Bakbenscher; won in October at third attempt in Irish maiden point; fetched 42,000GBP in November; check market strength.
3
Diva Du Maquis
W Hutchinson/N Williams
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 245
86
25/1
SP
Significant ability in both bumpers (good/good to soft) last May/November; 10-1, well beaten at Exeter (2m2f, soft) on hurdling debut, which she may improve on but others have to be preferred.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 21/12/17
    EXE 18Sft Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-7
    5/10 36l, Drops Of Jupitor[10/1]10-10
    Thomas Garner
    52
    76
  • 21/11/17
    STH 15Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    4/13 6 3/4l, Everlanes[6/1]10-12
    Wayne Hutchinson
    22
    96
  • 16/05/17
    WAR 16GS 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-1
    2/9 3 1/4l, Rhaegar[25/1]10-12
    Gavin Sheehan
    12
    96
15
Youknowell
R McLernon/P Webber
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 42-F
25/1
SP
Second of six in Irish mares' maiden point before 52,000GBP sale later last April; 25-1 but shaping quite nicely when she fell just after three out in maiden hurdle at Towcester six weeks ago; new trip is plausible; hard to say where she would have finished last time but worth a market check.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/11/17
    TOW 15Gd Cl4 MdHd,3K
    10-12
    F/14 Spice Girl[25/1]10-5
    Richie McLernon
13
Strawberry Spirit
J Quinlan/A Murphy
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 57
33/1
40/1
SP
Beaten about 25l in bumpers at Wetherby (soft) and Uttoxeter (heavy); dam was a useful 2m-3m hurdle/chase winner.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 31/12/17
    UTT 15Hy 4-6yCl6 MdNHF,2K
    11-2
    7/8 25l, Queens Cave[14/1]11-2
    Jack Quinlan
    2
    79
  • 29/11/17
    WET 16Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    5/10 23l, Harrisons Promise[8/1]10-7
    Jack Quinlan
    19
    90
11
She's Gina
J McGrath/J S Mullins
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 05
85 25/1, 40/1
50/1
SP
Pretty useful on Flat in Germany; well beaten over hurdles, though, at Clairefontaine last June and Taunton (remote in Listed race) 13 days ago.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/12/17
    TAU 16Sft Cl1 NvLisHd,11K
    11-2
    5/5 66l, Maria's Benefit[40/1]11-2
    Daniel Sansom
    75
  • 19/06/17
    Cla 18VSft 4yHd,20K
    10-7
    10/4 2 3/4l, Neverchangepartner[30/1]10-7
    Jamie Moore
  • 25/05/17
    Bad 11Gd Lis,12K
    9-2
    7/7 16l, Sarandia[123/10]9-2
    Alexander Pietsch
  • 17/04/17
    Hnv 10Sft Lis,12K
    9-2
    5/6 11 1/2l, Salve Venezia[10/1]9-0
    Maxim Pecheur
  • 30/10/16
    Hnv 11Gd G3,24K
    8-13
    8/12 10l, Son Macia[29/1]8-13
    Maxim Pecheur
    82
  • 18/09/16
    Dor 14Gd G3,24K
    8-7
    7/11 11l, Near England[169/10]8-7
    Maxim Pecheur
    91
12
Stonebrigg Legend
N Scholfield/Mrs S Humphrey
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 543-4
87 40/1
50/1
SP
Did not show enough in bumpers or two 2m4f novice hurdles.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 04/12/17
    FAK 20Sft Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-5
    4/4 59l, Classic Ben[25/1]10-9
    Jack Quinlan
    7
    42
  • 07/04/17
    SED 19Gd Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-12
    3/8 22l, Louloumills[11/2]10-7
    Jack Quinlan
    77
  • 14/03/17
    SED 16Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-0
    4/8 5 3/4l, Cockley Beck[16/1]10-9
    Jack Quinlan
    92
  • 17/02/17
    FAK 16GS 4-6yCl5 MdNHF,3K
    11-4
    5/9 13 1/2l, Whatzdjazz[50/1]11-4
    Trevor Whelan
    88
10
Potters Sapphire
D Jacob/Mrs L Wadham
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 5833-5
74 40/1, 50/1
66/1
SP
More of a Flat pedigree and she did show some ability in bumpers; headgear last three starts in that sphere but not when remote fifth at Warwick (2m5f) on hurdles debut; blinkers back today but she's hard to fancy.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/11/17
    WAR 21GS Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-12
    5/7 60l, Molly The Dolly[25/1]10-12
    David Noonan
    64
  • 17/04/17
    FAK 16Gd 4-6yCl4 MdNHF,3K
    10-6
    3/8 7 1/2l, Sunshade[8/1]10-11 bl
    Mr James King
    25
    93
  • 27/03/17
    MAR 16Gd 4-6yCl6 MdNHF,2K
    10-10
    3/9 4 3/4l, Melangerie[14/1]11-3 bl(1)
    Richard Johnson
    16
    88
  • 17/02/17
    FAK 16GS 4-6yCl5 MdNHF,3K
    10-9
    8/9 32l, Whatzdjazz[16/1]11-4 cp(1)
    Daryl Jacob
    62
  • 03/12/16
    WET 12GS 3yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    5/7 22l, Shearling[5/1]10-12
    Gavin Sheehan
    58
16
I Care Des Sources
K Moore/Jonjo O'Neill
Age: 4
Weight: 10-5
Spotlight Form: 79
66/1
SP
Seventh of 13 in bumper here in October before heavy defeat when tongue tied at Warwick; half-sister to smart Let's Dance and to Lad Of Luck (runs 2.00) but brings no form claims to this hurdle debut.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/11/17
    WAR 14GS 3yCl5 NHF,3K
    10-9
    9/11 47l, Buildmeupbuttercup[25/1]10-12 t(1)
    Killian Moore
    35
  • 05/10/17
    HUN 13Gd 3yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-2
    7/13 14l, Cuckoo's Calling[11/1]10-5
    Killian Moore
    41
    75
1
Attractive Liason
N Fehily/N Mulholland
Age: 8
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 415/PP
40/1
80/1
SP
Irish maiden point winner in 2015; she's done very little in her three novice hurdles, with long layoff before this season.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 07/11/17
    EXE 16Sft Cl3 NvHd,6K
    10-5
    PU/15 Dynamite Dollars[33/1]11-4 t
    Tom Scudamore
  • 01/06/17
    Ffo 15Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    PU/5 Skewiff[16/1]10-12 t(1)
    Tom Scudamore
  • 02/11/15
    PLU 20GS Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-10
    5/9 50l, Girly Girl[8/1]10-10
    Brendan Powell
    16
    67
8
Nicheinthemarket
H Skelton/C Fryer
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: U44-54
103
100/1
SP
0-4 in Irish maiden points; 100-1 when fourth of seven at Fakenham (2m, soft) on rules/hurdle debut, 21l behind Dory.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/12/17
    FAK 16Sft Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-10
    4/7 26l, Banjo Girl[100/1]10-9
    Jamie Moore
    64
    93
Unnamed Favourite
SP
Unnamed 2nd Favourite
SP