13:25 Worcester 11 Oct 2018

British EBF/TBA Mares' Novices' Chase (Class 4) (5YO plus)

Winner £4,809 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

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1-12231
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Black, orange star (Mr Craig Buckingham)

Desirable Court (IRE)  7 

b m Court Cave - Desirable Rhythm (Hernando)

5 11-4 t
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5 11-4 t
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Irish point winner who's shown fairly useful form over hurdles this season. Left Alan King £20,000/fitted with tongue strap, walked over in maiden at Warwick on chasing debut. Has 6 lb penalty.

Irish point winner who's shown fairly useful form over hurdles this season. Left Alan King £20,000/fitted with tongue strap, walked over in maiden at Warwick on chasing debut. Has 6 lb penalty.

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Desirable Court Score: 316

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641083-
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Maroon, beige braces, beige cap (Hot To Trot Racing & Mr B G Hellyer)

Black Tulip 174 

ch m Black Sam Bellamy - Combe Florey (Alflora)

6 10-12
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6 10-12
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Fairly useful handicap hurdler, good third of 16 at Ayr (24.3f, good, 9/1) 174 days ago. Makes chase debut.

Fairly useful handicap hurdler, good third of 16 at Ayr (24.3f, good, 9/1) 174 days ago. Makes chase debut.

Black Tulip Score: 293

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1/71212-
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Light blue, green sleeves, quartered cap (Sir Chips Keswick)

Kalahari Queen 201 

br m Kalanisi - Queen's Leader (Supreme Leader)

5 10-12
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5 10-12
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Point winner who was progressive over hurdles last season, excellent second of 16 in Grade 2 handicap hurdle at Newbury (20.5f, soft) final outing. Will make a chaser and big player.

Point winner who was progressive over hurdles last season, excellent second of 16 in Grade 2 handicap hurdle at Newbury (20.5f, soft) final outing. Will make a chaser and big player.

Kalahari Queen Score: 464

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4
218-814
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White, red star, sleeves and cap (Mustoe & Lavelle)

Majestic Moll (IRE)  29 

b m King's Theatre - Artist's Muse (Cape Cross)

6 10-12
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6 10-12
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Returned from a break (had breathing op) to readily land a Worcester handicap over this trip. Not in same form next time but claims if taking to fences at the first attempt.

Returned from a break (had breathing op) to readily land a Worcester handicap over this trip. Not in same form next time but claims if taking to fences at the first attempt.

Majestic Moll Score: 346

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41P3-15
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Dark blue, yellow seams, yellow and white striped sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow star (Nick Mitchell Racing Club)

Our Henrietta (IRE)  138 

b m Winged Love - Nut Eile (Torus)

8 10-12
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8 10-12
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Multiple Irish point winner, though last of 5 last time (May 26).

Multiple Irish point winner, though last of 5 last time (May 26).

Our Henrietta Score: 295

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Verdict

It is somewhat harsh that Desirable Court has to concede weight all round as a result of her walkover at Warwick last week, however, she should be capable of getting involved on the best of her hurdles form. Majestic Moll disappointed last time, but the switch to fences could spark an improved display. However, preference is for the smart hurdler KALAHARI QUEEN, who was second in Newbury's Grade 2 Mares' Novices' Hurdle Finale when last seen in the spring and that looks to be the best piece of form on offer.

Verdict

KALAHARI QUEEN has the right profile to make a winning chase debut, a winning pointer who was the best of these over hurdles. Majestic Moll may emerge as the biggest threat.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Good 8 Rene's Girl 7 10 12 - 7P21-2F 109 days D Skelton (19 miles) H Skelton 20/1 4:40.44