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BARONERACING.COM Hatton’s Grace Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £52678.57
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 4m 50s
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BARONERACING.COM Hatton’s Grace Hurdle (Grade 1)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

1/2 (Won)

  • Win: £1.20
  • Place: £1.02

Form: /1111- CD

Last run: 212 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 165

Form & Verdict
Flawless record; has kicked off each campaign at this venue, and has notched six of her 12 hurdle wins here, including this race last year, holding off the gallant Ronald Pump; beat Abacadabras by 10l at Leopardstown at Christmas and relegated him to fourth at Cheltenham and Punchestown; illogical to oppose, although last year's win was hard-earned.
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1st

6

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Punchestown

Honeysuckle

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

1/3

1st

10

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Honeysuckle

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Unbeaten superstar who is one of the all-time great mares, with career record now 15-15 (includes 14 wins over hurdles, ten at Grade 1 level); comfortably beat Zanahiyr at Leopardstown most recently, recording a third success in the Irish Champion Hurdle; 2-2 at the Cheltenham Festival, landing the Mares' Hurdle in 2020 then impressively posting a career-best RPR in this contest in 2021; this hurdling queen faces some interesting new challengers but wears her crown proudly and remains hard to oppose.

8/13

1st

5

6th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Leopardstown

Honeysuckle

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Unbeaten 13-race sequence since debut point win has included this race in the last two years; has kicked off each campaign at Fairyhouse; made a perfect start to the new season when winning the Hatton's Grace for the third year in a row; won this by 10l last year en route to Champion Hurdle and Punchestown success; will be a very short price to preserve her flawless record.

1/3

12/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: /F23-5 C

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 156

Form & Verdict
Something of a course specialist with three wins and two seconds from six visits; last win was over fences here just over two years ago, several fine displays in defeat since, second in the 2020 Stayers' Hurdle and same placing behind Honeysuckle in this last year; third in 3m Punchestown Grade 1, given a break after Auteuil run in May; first time blinkered.
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6

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Ronald Pump

11st 6lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Matthew J Smith

High-class hurdler; three of his four handicap hurdle wins have come at this venue, but he was second to Lisnagar Oscar in the 2020 Stayers' Hurdle and has also finished second to Honeysuckle in successive editions of the Hatton's Grace Hurdle at this track; limited chasing experience but not without a chance following second to Diol Ker at Naas.

2nd

2

13th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 126y

16:40 Naas

Ronald Pump

11st 1lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Matthew J Smith

High-class hurdler; all four wins in that sphere have come in handicaps, but he was second to Lisnagar Oscar in the 2020 Stayers' Hurdle and has also finished second to Honeysuckle in successive editions of the Hatton's Grace Hurdle; has done very little racing over fences, and is not easy to assess as a consequence.

8/1

5th

12

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:20 Navan

Ronald Pump

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Matthew J Smith

All four wins over hurdles have come in handicaps but he was second to Lisnagar Oscar in the 2020 Stayers' Hurdle, and has also finished second to Honeysuckle in successive editions of the Hatton's Grace Hurdle; has failed to do himself justice in two runs over further since a spirited Fairyhouse display in November.

9/2

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9/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 52F14- D

Last run: 212 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 158

Form & Verdict
Last season's Morgiana Hurdle winner; no match for Honeysuckle in Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown and an early faller at Cheltenham before proving a game winner of what looked a sub-standard Aintree Hurdle; ran a bit flat at the Punchestown festival when beaten almost 14l fourth behind Honeysuckle
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5th

1

28th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Abacadabras

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

No match for Honeysuckle in last season's Irish Champion Hurdle here; early faller in Champion Hurdle before proving a game winner of what looked a sub-standard Aintree Hurdle; now tries 3m for the first time after continuing to fight losing battles against Honeysuckle.

8/1

3rd

1

28th Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Abacadabras

11st 12lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Last season's Morgiana Hurdle winner; no match for Honeysuckle in Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown and an early faller at Cheltenham before proving a game winner of what looked a sub-standard Aintree Hurdle; ran a bit flat at the Punchestown festival when beaten almost 14l fourth behind Honeysuckle

9/1

1

14th Nov 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 40y

14:05 Punchestown

Abacadabras

11st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Gordon Elliott

Neck winner of this event last season; no match for Honeysuckle in Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown and an early faller at Cheltenham before proving a game winner of what looked a sub-standard Aintree Hurdle; ran a bit flat here at the festival when failing to uphold Leopardstown form with Sharjah.

7/2

Form: 125821 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict
Nine-time winner (5-21 over hurdles, 4-8 over fences); not far off his best when sent back over hurdles in a Grade 3 event at Tipperary, second to the odds-in Saldier with the smart Jason The Militant (Listed winner on Flat since) in third; emphatic winner from Sire Du Berlais at Navan three weeks ago; a lot to prove at the highest level.
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7th

1

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

18:10 Tipperary

Darasso

11st 10lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in rear, pushed along and minor headway 4 out, ridden 3 out, soon no impression

5/1

3rd

2

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Punchestown

Darasso

11st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

10/1

1st

1

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Darasso

11st 8lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

9/2

Form: 678-11

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 162

Form & Verdict
Dual Grade 1-winner at Punchestown; never managed to find his best last season, and struggled on all four appearances including two championship events won by Honeysuckle; career got a new lease of life with Galway Hurdle win; revival continued with a comfortable front-running win from Darasso at Tipperary.
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6th

4

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Gowran Park

Saldier

11st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Dual Grade 1 winner came back to form last summer when winning the Galway Hurdle before following that effort up by defeating Darasso in a Grade 3 at Tipperary; disappointed back in Grade 1 company behind Honeysuckle in the Hatton's Grace before pulling up when upped to three miles in the Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown; well-treated by the conditions but could be in better form; blinkers tried.

5/2

8

28th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Saldier

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Never managed to find his best last season, and struggled on all four appearances including 3m Punchestown event won by stablemate Klassical Dream; career got a new lease of life with Galway Hurdle win; revival continued with a comfortable front-running Tipperary win before failing to make an impact in the Hatton's Grace.

14/1

5th

5

28th Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Saldier

11st 12lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Dual Grade 1-winner at Punchestown; never managed to find his best last season, and struggled on all four appearances including two championship events won by Honeysuckle; career got a new lease of life with Galway Hurdle win; revival continued with a comfortable front-running win from Darasso at Tipperary.

9/2

Form: 29211- CD

Last run: 211 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 150

Form & Verdict
Had an unproductive spell with Paul Nicholls before returning to her former yard; took her form to a new level last term, with Grade 2 win over the course and trip and Grade 1 at Punchestown; given a break after a short-odds Flat reverse in June.
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2nd

8

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

15:50 Punchestown

Stormy Ireland

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Career best and sole Grade 1 success came in this race last year; not quite at the same level this season and behind some of these at Cheltenham last time but each-way claims if she can find her best form.

7/1

4th

10

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Stormy Ireland

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Front-running mare who has enjoyed a very good spell since returned to Willie Mullins, including a 2m4f Grade 1 win at Punchestown last spring; proved all the sharper for a comeback run when making all in Grade 2 Relkeel here (extended 2m4f, soft) on latest start, although she was being strongly pressed when left clear at the last; runner-up in this in 2019.

11/2

1st

7

1st Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

15:10 Cheltenham

Stormy Ireland

10st 13lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Front-running mare; returned to her former yard and quickly took her form to a new level in the spring, winning Grade 2 at Fairyhouse and Grade 1 at Punchestown, both at 2m4f; might have needed the run after six months off when down the field in another Grade 1 at Fairyhouse five weeks ago; possibly best away from the mud; dangerous if back to her peak.

5/1

Form: 41F-P4 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Sustained improver last season; fourth in the mares' novice hurdle at Cheltenham and then landed a Grade 1 in that division over this trip here in April; early faller on final start at Punchestown; never going in Galway Hurdle and a long way below her best here early in the month after a break.
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3rd

3

8th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

12:40 Sandown

Skyace

11st 4lb

Big improver last season, fourth at the Cheltenham Festival before winning Grade 1 novice at Fairyhouse (2m4f, yielding) in April; dangerous on that form but has not given her running since, tailed off in Grade 1 back at Fairyhouse six weeks ago; proven in the mud but needs to rediscover her spark.

6/1

7th

9

28th Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Skyace

11st 5lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Sustained improver last season; fourth in the mares' novice hurdle at Cheltenham and then landed a Grade 1 in that division over this trip here in April; early faller on final start at Punchestown; never going in Galway Hurdle and a long way below her best here early in the month after a break.

33/1

4th

3

2nd Nov 2021

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:15 Fairyhouse

Skyace

11st 5lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Sustained improver last season; 66-1 when beating Queens Brook a head on these terms in Down Royal Grade 3 and followed up at Punchestown; fourth in the mares' novice hurdle at Cheltenham and then landed a Grade 1 in that division over this trip here in April; early faller on final start at Punchestown and never going in Galway Hurdle; every chance if back to her best after three months off.

2/1

Form: 12224- D BF

Last run: 237 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 154

Form & Verdict
Top-class staying novice hurdler the season before last; 2m6f Grade 1 winner and only just denied by Monkfish in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham; talented novice chaser last season, signing off with fourth placing in Irish Grand National.
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3

28th Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Latest Exhibition

11st 12lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Paul Nolan

Top-class staying novice hurdler the season before last; 2m6f Grade 1 winner and only just denied by Monkfish in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham; talented novice chaser last season, signing off with fourth placing in Irish Grand National.

20/1

Form: /F31-0

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict
Runner-up twice in Grade 1 novice hurdles over this trip two seasons ago; abortive chasing campaign last season before a hard-earned win over 3m in the Grade 2 Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran; poor run on his return to chasing at Galway five weeks ago.
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9

28th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Sams Profile

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: M F Morris

Runner-up twice in Grade 1 novice hurdles over 2m4f two seasons ago; abortive chasing campaign last season before a hard-earned win over 3m in the Grade 2 Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran; poor run on his return to chasing at Galway in October.

20/1

6

28th Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Sams Profile

11st 12lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: M F Morris

Runner-up twice in Grade 1 novice hurdles over this trip two seasons ago; abortive chasing campaign last season before a hard-earned win over 3m in the Grade 2 Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran; poor run on his return to chasing at Galway five weeks ago.

33/1

3

7th Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Sams Profile

11st 12lb

J: Davy Russell

T: M F Morris

Runner-up twice in Grade 1 novice hurdles over this trip two seasons ago; abortive chasing campaign last season before a hard-earned win over 3m in the Grade 2 Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran; hard to be confident after a poor run on his return to chasing at Galway a fortnight ago.

6/1

Form: /132-2 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 160

Form & Verdict
Dual winner of Pertemps Final at Cheltenham; showed good form in a light campaign last season, notably when second in the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham; started new campaign with satisfactory run behind Darasso at Navan, best in a test of stamina.
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4th

5

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 130y

17:25 Punchestown

Sire Du Berlais

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

1st

6

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:35 Aintree

Sire Du Berlais

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

10/1

11th

1

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Sire Du Berlais

11st 12lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Magnificent at the Festival, winning this in 2019 (good to soft) and 2020 (soft; off 4lb lower), then runner-up in the Stayers' Hurdle last year; the years roll by but he ran much the same race at Warwick in January (when struck into) as he had before carrying top weight in this in 2020; Rob James, who won the Kim Muir for the yard in 2020, takes off a useful 7lb; his chance is plain to see.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta €131.00
Straight Forecast €144.50
Tricast €289.70
Trifecta €490.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Honeysuckle

RP Ratings (IRE):

Honeysuckle

TOPSPEED:

Honeysuckle

POSTDATA:

Honeysuckle

The Irish Sun:

Honeysuckle