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14:40 Towcester

Weatherbys 'Birdie' Calendar 2018 Mares' 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 151y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,249
  • 2nd: £954
  • 3rd: £477
  • 4th: £238
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 55.60s
  • Off Time: 14:40:23
  • 14 Ran
1
100/1
  • Form: P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: T Symonds
  • Jockey: Benjamin Poste

held up and well behind, not fluent 5th, stayed on approaching 2 out, never involved

2

Biscuit

15 t
5/1
  • Form: 243-P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: K C Bailey
  • Jockey: David Bass

mid-division, headway 5th, ridden after 3 out, 5th and weakening next

3
66/1
  • Form: 64-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: C E Longsdon
  • Jockey: Kielan Woods

always towards rear, well beaten 3 out

4
12/1
  • Form: 023-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Jamie Snowden
  • Jockey: G Sheehan

tracked leaders on outside, closed 3rd, ridden in 3rd 2 out, kept on, left closer as winner slowed into last, no impression

5
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Tom Lacey
  • Jockey: Mr Thomas M O'Brien

prominent until before 3rd, weakening when mistake 5th

6
66/1
  • Form: 645499
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: S Durack
  • Jockey: P J Brennan

held up, always well behind, mistake 3 out

7
5/1
  • Form: 714453/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Official Rating: 120
  • Trainer: Mrs L Wadham
  • Jockey: L P Aspell

chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, 4th and beaten next, one pace

8
  • Form: 777
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: C E Longsdon
  • Jockey: C Poste

held up towards rear, some headway 3 out, soon weakened

9

Spice Girl

125 t D
5/2
  • Form: 8-111
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: M Keighley
  • Jockey: Harry Stock

tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd or 4th, challenged 2 out, soon led, clear when slowed into last, quickly gathered up and pulled away once more

10
33/1
  • Form: 13200
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: H Whittington
  • Jockey: James Banks

mid-division, jumped left and not fluent 3rd, weakened before 3 out

11
  • Form: 6/42-14
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Henry Oliver
  • Jockey: D Crosse

led 1st, ridden and headed after 2 out, left closer when winner slowed into last, no impression

12
6/1
  • Form: 1-33
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: D Pipe
  • Jockey: T Scudamore

led until 1st, prominent, lost place before 3 out

13
25/1
  • Form: 42-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: P R Webber
  • Jockey: R P McLernon

held up in mid-division, still not really asked for effort when stumbled and fell 3 out

14
16/1
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey: Killian Moore

held up towards rear, hampered 3rd, headway 3 out, soon weakened

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Potters Midnight returns from a 685-day absence but would have a chance in a race like this if fully primed. Winning pointer The Crazed Moon showed some promise at Chepstow and Timeforben was third at Exeter when looking in need of the experience. The JP McManus pair Your Wan and Youknowell have scope but Biscuit disappointed on her first run over timber. SPICE GIRL won three bumpers in the summer and she might be the one to beat if translating that form to hurdles.

Formwatch

Ask Catkin (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, tracked leader until before 2nd, lost place before 7th, soon well behind, pulled up before 2 out, at Southwell 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Jun.

Biscuit 3-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, weakened before 3 out, pulled up, at Exeter 2m 3f (4) sft in Nov.

Cadeaux's Fire 80-1 (10-12) Chased leaders to over 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 16th of 18, dist behind Diamond Gait (10-12) at Warwick 2m (6) gs in Nov.

Floral Bouquet 9-1 (10-10) Towards rear, closed on outside 8f out, ridden over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no chance with winner, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 11 1/4l behind Outofthisworld (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn (6) gd in Mar.

Luck Of The Legion (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 4f out, last of 12, dist behind Strong Glance (10-12) at Southwell 2m (6) gd in Nov.

Nicely Done (IRE) 150-1 (11-4) Always behind, 9th of 10, 33 1/2l behind Sunshade (11-4) at Ludlow 2m mdn (4) gd in Nov.

Potters Midnight 7-1 (11-4) Mid-division, closed after 2nd, not fluent 7th, challenged from 7th, led after 3 out, headed when mistake last, lost 2nd and one pace flat, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Briery Belle (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn (4) sft in Jan.

Scented Lily (IRE) 150-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, no impression before 3 out, modest 6th when mistake 2 out, 7th of 10, 21 1/2l behind Sunshade (11-4) at Ludlow 2m mdn (4) gd in Nov.

Spice Girl 3-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6f out, led over 3f out, clear when ridden over 1f out, ran on strongly, easily, won at Uttoxeter 2m (6) gs in Jul beating The Black Squirrel (10-12) by 10l, 7 ran.

Tangoed (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear on outside, not fluent 2nd, weakened before 3 out, mistake 2 out, last of 10, dist behind Sunshade (11-4) at Ludlow 2m mdn (4) gd in Nov.

The Crazed Moon (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden before last, weakened run-in, 4th of 14, 15 1/4l behind The Last Day (11-5) at Chepstow 2m mdn (4) sft in Nov.

Timeforben (IRE) 11-2 (10-10) Led, headed 2 out, no extra from last, 3rd of 15, 14l behind Waiheke (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f (4) sft in Nov.

Youknowell (IRE) 2-1 (11-11) Ld, hdd briefly 4out, ld again after next, hdd app last, ko sme pce run-in, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Princess Roxy (11-11) at Bellurgan Park 3m mdn gs in Apr.

Your Wan (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 14, 6 3/4l behind Lucca Lady (10-12) at Stratford 2m (5) sft in Oct.