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Zambella ran better in listed mares’ hurdle at Wetherby last Saturday than the bare form of her run suggests. Keen enough through the early stages of the race, and racing towards the inside, probably on the worst of the ground, Nigel Twiston-Davies’ mare jumped to her right a little throughout, as she had in the past, but she travelled well into the home straight before Molly Ollys Wishes went for home on the run to the third last flight. Zambella tired from there, as lack of a recent run probably took its toll on the ground, and she just kept on to finish fourth.

Zambella was racing over hurdles for the first time since September 2020. Winner of three of her five completed chases in the meantime, and second in the other two, it wasn’t hugely surprising that she was a little big over her first few flights here. While she did warm to her task, it is probable that she will be better now when she goes back over fences. It is also probable that she will come forward with this run under her belt, her first run since April. Still only six and with just six runs over fences on her CV, she will be of interest when she goes over fences again now, and she should do better back on a right-handed track.
Wetherby, 30th October 2021