Wetherby Mares’ Hurdle Tips & Betting Preview

Wetherby Mares’ Hurdle tips for Saturday’s Listed race. A field of eight go to post for this Listed Mares’ Hurdle, with a strong favourite ridden by the Champion Jockey. Read on for our free betting tips, predictions and analysis.

IN SUMMARY: Miss Night Owl was game and all heart when fending off Giveaway Glance at Stratford last month and those two won’t have much between them again. Neither will have the class to contain LA BAGUE AU ROI though, who is eight pounds clear on ratings and wasn’t beaten far in Grade 1 company back in April against the boys. She will be very tough to beat on seasonal debut as she goes well fresh and will have no issue dropping in trip for this.

1 LA BAGUE AU ROI – Has won four of her six starts over hurdles for Warren Greatrex, running a great race two starts ago in a Grade 1 at Aintree against the boys. She won on seasonal debut last season and she sets the standard which shouldn’t be beaten today.

2 GIVEAWAY GLANCE – Had a pipe-opener on the flat last month before returning over hurdles, finishing a good second behind Miss Night Owl by a short-head. There is unlikely to be much between them once again and she’s an each way contender.

3 GRACEFUL LEGEND – Completed a hat-trick earlier this season with a game win at Exeter in February and she ran well on seasonal debut, albeit six lengths behind Miss Night Owl. She was entitled to need that and shouldn’t be dismissed for the placings.

4 HELLO SWEETIE – Irish raider who was last seen at Market Rasen in September, finishing second to a horse who was given the run of the race. This is a much tougher race though and she looks set to miss out against some useful rivals.

5 INTENSE TANGO – Form has really tailed off in 2017 for this Karl Burke runner, well beaten over both codes on almost all her starts. She was well beaten in a Class 3 Handicap on her latest start and shouldn’t be good enough here.

6 LADY BUTTONS – Highly progressive last season for Philip Kirby, completing a hat-trick when winning easily at Doncaster in March. She was pulled up in a Grade 1 when last seen over timber, given a tough task on seasonal debut on the flat. She’s an each way player with her sights lowered back over timber.

7 LATE NIGHT LILY – Six year old for Dan Skelton who has her ground today, but she arrives here with a point to prove after falling on seasonal debut, last at the time. Her previous attempts at Listed level haven’t gone to plan and she can only be watched here.

8 MISS NIGHT OWL – Game front-runner for Tom George who arrives here on a hat-trick, winning on seasonal debut by a short-head with Giveaway Glance in second. She’s clearly improving and has a clear each way chance, but she won’t have the class to match La Bague Au Roi.

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