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13:05 Chepstow

E.B.F. Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) (Class E )

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Soft
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 22.30s
  • 8 Ran
1
  • Form: 42-5011
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 115
  • Trainer: C Roberts
  • Jockey: L Stephens

prominent, went 2nd at 5th, led approaching 4 out, ridden 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, weakened approaching last

2
11/4
  • Form: 2410-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Trainer: S Gollings
  • Jockey: J P McNamara

keen and in touch, 3rd and every chance when hit 4 out, ridden approaching next, no impression

3
66/1
  • Form: 0-6P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: M Scudamore
  • Jockey: James Davies

held up in rear, headway after 7th, 4th and weakening when blundered 3 out

4
50/1
  • Form: 0-5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: J Gallagher
  • Jockey: J Mogford

keen, led, ridden and headed approaching 4 out, weakened quickly, tailed off

5
16/1
  • Form: 1-4343
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 89
  • Trainer: R H Buckler
  • Jockey: B Hitchcott

held up in touch, led approaching 2 out, ridden out

6
100/1
  • Form: 00
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: Evan Williams
  • Jockey: Mr J Cook

with leaders to 3rd, not fluent and lost position 5th, behind from 6th, tailed off

7
50/1
  • Form: 550-54
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: M Madgwick
  • Jockey: R Lucey-Butler

held up towards rear, ridden and headway approaching 5 out, soon weakened

8
100/1
  • Form: 00
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-3
  • Trainer: Nick Williams
  • Jockey: P J Brennan

mid-division, effort 7th, soon weakened

In depth

Verdict

This course brings the best out of Miss Fahrenheit, who is readily preferred over Sister Cinnamon, who is yet to race over this trip, whereas Elfkirk is respected but would need plenty of luck on her side if things were to swing her way. The last mentioned is a capable stayer at a modest level and should be up to winning a race of this nature somewhere along the line. However, she has not shown much since she made a winning debut in a bumper last April and needs to find improvement from somewhere to trouble the likely principle players. One of which is Sister Cinnamon, who won in good style at Uttoxeter last month. She shapes as if she will get at least this trip and can pose the selection plenty of problems along the way. However, Miss Fahrenheit has really got her act together over hurdles at the moment and, as the soft ground holds no fears for her, she is expected to be very hard to beat as she bids for her third straight victory of the season.

Formwatch

Miss Fahrenheit (IRE) 8-1 Chased leader, led 4 out until ridden and headed appraoching 2 out, ran on to lead on line, won at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (E) hvy in Dec beating Blushing Bull by a shd, 16 ran.

Sister Cinnamon 4-7fav Tracked leaders, led after 6th, hit 3 out, clear next, easily, won at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (E) hvy in Jan beating Be Wise Girl by 24l, 7 ran.

Afzal Rose 33-1 Soon behind, tailed off and pulled up 4 out in race won by Inch Pride at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (E) sft in Jan, 14 ran.

Amber Dawn 66-1 Held up, headway over 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 16, 33l behind Mighty Man at Worcester 2m nhf (H) gs in May.

Elfkirk (IRE) 33-1 Made most, headed 3 out, 3rd and well beaten when mistake next, 3rd of 9, well behind The Listener at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (D) sft in Jan.

Miss Muscat 66-1 Held up in rear, ridden 7th, soon behind, 12th of 13, well behind Sesame Rambler at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (D) gs in Jan.

Sweet Shooter 50-1 Chased leader, ridden 4 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 6, well behind Taranis at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (E) sft in Jan.

Lady Loveday 66-1 Always behind, 9th of 10, well behind Always Waining at Uttoxeter 2m 3yo nov hdl (D) hvy in Jan.