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Weatherbys "Birdie" Calendar 2018 Mares' "National Hunt" Maiden Hurdle (4) 4yo+
Weatherbys "Birdie" Calendar 2018 Mares' "National Hunt" Maiden Hurdle (4) 4yo+
Going:
Good
Good
Distance: 1m 7f 151y Runners: 14
Hurdle Turf
Good 1m 7f 151y
Triple bumper winner Spice Girl is an obvious contender on today's hurdling debut but a chance is taken on the fitness of POTTERS MIDNIGHT, who has been absent since finishing third at Huntingdon in January 2016 but will be tough to beat if she runs to a similar level of form here. The Crazed Moon is next on the list after her promising rules debut three weeks ago.[Chris Wilson]
RP Ratings Potters Midnight
NEWMARKET Potters Midnight
SPOTLIGHT Potters Midnight
POSTDATA Timeforben
WEST COUNTRY Timeforben
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
9
Spice GirlD
R Johnson/M Keighley
Age: 4
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 8-111
15/8
SP
Three bumper wins this season, and was quite impressive when drawing 10l clear at Uttoxeter on latest outing in July (runner-up won next start); leading contender on today's hurdle debut.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/07/17
    UTT 15GS 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-8
    1/7 10l, The Black Squirrel[3/1]10-12 t
    Harry Stock
    56
    112
  • 05/07/17
    WOR 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    1/10 1 1/2l, Sundial Storm[9/2]10-12 t(1)
    Harry Stock
    21
    99
  • 10/06/17
    STR 16Gd 4-6yCl5 MdNHF,3K
    10-6
    1/6 3l, No Hiding Place[4/1]10-13
    Richard Johnson
    55
    86
  • 08/11/16
    HUN 13Gd 3yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-5
    8/15 8 1/4l, White Valiant[20/1]10-12
    Conor Shoemark
    2
    78
12
Timeforben
T Scudamore/D Pipe
Age: 5
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 1-33
106
5/1
SP
Irish point winner; placed in Newton Abbot bumper on last month's rules debut and made decent start to hurdling career when third at Exeter (2m2f, soft; set steady pace) a fortnight ago; others have achieved more, but she's open to improvement if first-time cheekpieces help.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/11/17
    EXE 18Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-10
    3/15 14l, Waiheke[11/2]10-10
    Tom Scudamore
    90
  • 13/10/17
    NAB 16Gd 4-6yCl5 NHF,2K
    10-7
    3/9 8 3/4l, Crooks Peak[8/1]11-0
    Tom Scudamore
    47
    98
7
Potters MidnightD
L Aspell/Mrs L Wadham
Age: 7
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 14453/
132
5/1
SP
Bumper winner; not an instant success over hurdles but signed off with very creditable third in race that worked out well at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) in January 2016; will be a very tough nut to crack if fully tuned up after long absence.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/01/16
    HUN 20Sft Cl4 MdHd,3K
    11-4
    3/8 4l, Briery Belle[7/1]11-4
    Richard Johnson
    108
    77
    116
  • 20/12/15
    FAK 20GS Cl5 MdHd,4K
    10-7
    5/7 2 3/4l, Prince Of Steal[10/1]11-0
    Richard Johnson
    48
    111
  • 17/11/15
    STH 15Sft Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-12
    4/9 20l, Yes I Did[10/1]10-12
    Leighton Aspell
    44
    99
  • 16/06/15
    STR 18Gd Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-12
    4/6 25l, Magic Magnolia[17/2]10-3
    Leighton Aspell
    70
  • 20/05/15
    STH 15Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-9
    1/6 3/4l, Fields Of Glory[8/1]11-2
    Leighton Aspell
    88
2
Biscuit
D Bass/K Bailey
Age: 6
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 243-P
11/2
SP
Pulled up on hurdle debut a fortnight ago but clearly wasn't herself that day; reached the frame in all three bumpers last season and, with tongue-tie now added, remains of interest.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/11/17
    EXE 18Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-10
    PU/15 Waiheke[3/1]10-10
    David Bass
  • 25/03/17
    BAN 16GS 4-6yCl6 MdNHF,2K
    11-3
    3/11 5 1/2l, Seelateralligator[9/4F]11-3
    Conor Shoemark
    69
    99
  • 15/12/16
    TOW 15GS 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-5
    4/11 7 1/2l, Sweetlittlemystery[4/1]10-12
    Henry Morshead
    54
    95
  • 24/05/16
    STH 15Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-0
    2/12 1/2l, Scorpio Queen[33/1]10-10
    Tom Scudamore
    35
    99
11
The Crazed Moon
D Crosse/H Oliver
Age: 5
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: /42-14
113
15/2
SP
Irish point winner (on good ground) who ran well for a long way when fourth (against males) on rules debut at Chepstow (2m, soft) three weeks ago; might just have needed that outing and can't be ignored here.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 08/11/17
    CHP 16Sft Cl4 MdHd,4K
    10-12
    4/14 15 1/2l, The Last Day[9/1]11-5
    James Davies
    53
    97
13
Youknowell
R McLernon/P Webber
Age: 4
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 42-
15/2
SP
Improved upon low-key Irish point debut when second of six in mares' maiden in April; it's hard to gauge what that form is worth but she was bought for 52,000GBP later that month; makes rules debut today.
14
Your Wan
K Moore/Jonjo O'Neill
Age: 4
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 4
9/1
SP
Closely related to stable's Gold Cup winner Synchronised and made fairly encouraging debut when fourth of 14 in Stratford bumper last month; ought to be suited by the stiffer track here and worth keeping an eye on.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 02/10/17
    STR 16Gd 4-6yCl5 NHF,3K
    10-12
    4/14 6 3/4l, Lucca Lady[8/1]10-9
    Aidan Coleman
    38
    98
4
Floral Bouquet
G Sheehan/J Snowden
Age: 4
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 023-
14/1
SP
Placed in two bumpers for Gillian Boanas in March and both of those races have worked out quite well; interesting to see how she fares over hurdles for new stable.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/03/17
    MAR 16Gd 4-6yCl6 MdNHF,2K
    10-3
    3/9 11 1/2l, Outofthisworld[9/1]10-10
    Miss E Todd
    11
    92
  • 08/03/17
    CAT 15Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-3
    2/8 4l, Shearling[16/1]10-13
    Miss E Todd
    37
    89
  • 28/01/17
    DON 16GS 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-3
    11/18 33l, Dame Rose[16/1]10-3
    Graham Lee
    69
5
Luck Of The Legion
Mr T O'Brien/T Lacey
Age: 4
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 0
40/1
SP
Beaten about 44l when last of 12 on bumper debut at Southwell 24 days ago but was only an 8-1 chance that day and is presumably thought capable of much better.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 06/11/17
    STH 15Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-5
    12/12 44l, Strong Glance[8/1]10-12
    Richard Johnson
    18
    60
1
Ask Catkin
B Poste/T Symonds
Age: 5
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: P
50/1
SP
Made inauspicious debut when pulled up in six-runner Southwell maiden hurdle (2m4f; hooded) in June and can only be watched after that.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/06/17
    STH 20Gd Cl4 NvMdHd,4K
    10-11
    PU/6 Polly's Pursuit[20/1]11-0 h(1)
    Ben Poste
3
Cadeaux's Fire
K K Woods/C Longsdon
Age: 4
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 64-0
50/1
SP
Showed only glimmers of promise in two bumpers for Alan King last season and was well beaten in that sphere for new stable three weeks ago; tongue-tie added for hurdle debut.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 10/11/17
    WAR 16GS 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    16/18 69l, Diamond Gait[80/1]10-7
    J J Burke
    37
  • 27/04/17
    TAU 16GF 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-9
    4/7 21l, Cockney Wren[12/1]10-9
    Wayne Hutchinson
    32
    76
  • 18/02/17
    ASC 15Sft 4-6yCl4 NHF,5K
    10-7
    6/8 25l, Sweetlittlemystery[6/1]11-6
    Wayne Hutchinson
    32
    76
6
Nicely Done
P Brennan/S Durack
Age: 4
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 645499
103
50/1
SP
Has a modicum of ability and managed to reach the frame in C&D maiden on last month's hurdle debut; hasn't built on that performance on subsequent outings, though, and others are stronger; tongue-tie refitted.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 16/11/17
    LUD 15Gd Cl4 MdHd,4K
    11-4
    9/10 34l, Sunshade[150/1]11-4
    Conor O'Farrell
    42
    85
  • 25/10/17
    WOR 16Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-10
    9/14 28l, All Currencies[50/1]10-10 t
    Conor O'Farrell
    6
    80
  • 11/10/17
    TOW 15GF Cl5 MdHd,3K
    10-12
    4/10 13 1/2l, Fairy Pol[10/1]10-12 t
    Paddy Brennan
    58
    87
  • 10/09/17
    FON 17GS 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    5/8 17 1/2l, Malindi Bay[9/2]10-12 t,cp(1)
    Conor O'Farrell
    76
  • 23/07/17
    STR 16GS 4-6yCl4 NHF,4K
    10-10
    4/8 11l, Secret Escape[6/1]10-5
    Conor O'Farrell
    52
    88
  • 05/07/17
    WOR 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    6/10 7l, Spice Girl[11/4J]10-12
    Conor O'Farrell
    6
    85
10
Tangoed
J Banks/H Whittington
Age: 4
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 13200
98
66/1
SP
Winning pointer who made encouraging start to rules career when placed in two bumpers this summer; however, both hurdle runs this month have been very disappointing and she comes here with a lot to prove.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 16/11/17
    LUD 15Gd Cl4 MdHd,4K
    11-4
    10/10 38l, Sunshade[40/1]11-4
    Harry Bannister
    36
    82
  • 03/11/17
    UTT 15Gd Cl4 MdHd,3K
    11-5
    10/12 35l, Dame De Compagnie[11/1]11-5
    Harry Bannister
    48
    77
  • 29/08/17
    NAB 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-11
    2/12 2 1/4l, Thelunarschooner[5/1]10-11
    Harry Bannister
    60
    98
  • 16/07/17
    STH 15Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-10
    3/12 6 1/4l, Fingareeta[5/1]10-10
    Harry Bannister
    6
    93
8
Scented Lily
C Poste/C Longsdon
Age: 4
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 777
114
80/1
SP
Not disgraced on bumper debut in October nor when seventh in two 2m maiden hurdles this month, but needs to improve to trouble the principals here.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 16/11/17
    LUD 15Gd Cl4 MdHd,4K
    11-4
    7/10 22l, Sunshade[150/1]11-4
    J J Burke
    57
    98
  • 03/11/17
    UTT 15Gd Cl4 MdHd,3K
    11-5
    7/12 27l, Dame De Compagnie[25/1]11-5
    J J Burke
    60
    86
  • 02/10/17
    STR 16Gd 4-6yCl5 NHF,3K
    10-12
    7/14 10l, Lucca Lady[12/1]10-9
    J J Burke
    34
    95
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