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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Paddy Mullins Mares Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)

  • Prize money: £49579.83
  • 2m 1f 156y
  • 15 runners
  • Win time: 4m 30s
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Paddy Mullins Mares Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 21-141

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Put up her best performance last time in a mares Listed contest at Punchestown in December when probably in front for long enough; mark of 121 might just underestimate her a little and likely to give a very bold showing here.

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6th

3

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Party Central

11st 9lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Mares' novice winner at this meeting in 2022 and has since won twice on the flat; hasn't run since November but goes well fresh and wants decent ground so doesn't want much rain.

16/1

4th

1

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:45 Down Royal

Party Central

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Has won half of her eight runs over hurdles but she's better than she showed in the Galway Hurdle, having beaten the runner-up in that race the time before on the Flat at Bellewstown; tough task under top-weight but it is not the most competitive contest for the grade.

8/1

16/1

  • Place: £8.40

Form: -21223

Last run: 105 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Won a Bellewstown maiden hurdle in July; stepped up on that in a pair of mares contests at Listowel and Gowran subsequently; not seen since no match for Lunar Display at Wexford in October; others preferred.

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4th

5

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

14:05 Doncaster

Say Goodbye

11st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

in touch with leaders, hit 2nd, headway before 3 out, weakened run-in

12/1

2nd

6

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Gowran Park

Say Goodbye

10st 11lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Just 1-8 hurdling but smart handicap form off 121; all wins on good; not sure she wants a bog but one of her best runs was on yielding; off since May 2022, so somewhat risky, and had been chasing (classy form).

9/4

12/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 214232 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Not far behind Party Central at Punchestown but below that form in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle since; consistent mare but likely to find a few too good here.

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3rd

3

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 112y

14:10 Naas

Banntown Girl

10st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

led, headed and raced in second after 2nd, outpaced and dropped to rear before 2 out, kept on and went third towards finish

7/1

3rd

2

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

14:00 Punchestown

Banntown Girl

10st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

Generally reliable and very experienced novice who has recorded two wins and seven places from 12 starts over hurdles; 19l handicap winner over 2m here in October, earning promotion to 127; continued her progression with a clear second behind the unbeaten Brighterdaysahead in a Grade 3 event at Down Royal, and now rated 132.

3/1

2nd

6

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:27 Down Royal

Banntown Girl

10st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

Generally reliable and relatively experienced novice who has recorded two wins and six places from 11 starts over hurdles; 19l handicap winner at Punchestown on latest; up in class now and may find a few too good.

12/1

Form: 0-3425

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Consistent mare over hurdles and fences; may well have put up close to a career best when beaten just over 6l in a 2m4f Grade 3 here at Christmas; better over further these days but versatile as to ground and no surprise if she got into the shake-up.

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1st

5

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:10 Killarney

Minx Tiara

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: David M O’Brien

raced in second, soon clear with one other, led 5th, clear from 4 out, pushed along approaching last, kept on well

15/2

14th

5

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Minx Tiara

11st 9lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: David O’Brien

It's possible chasing is her optimum discipline nowadays and, with the British handicapper having taken no chances, she needs to build on last month's second of 19 at Leopardstown (2m2f, soft); however, that was certainly a good run and her past exploits suggest she may be capable of better still.

25/1

7/1

Form: 3-3132 D

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Narrowly touched off decent mare Jeremys Jewel in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle in October; has performed with credit upped in grade since, especially when touched off in a Grade A handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse in November; up 4lb for that but has a good attitude and has every chance of going close.

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20th

11

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Glan

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

Midfield in this race last year (on comeback) but later recorded wins at Listowel and Roscommon (flat); let down by jumping in very valuable handicaps at Galway and Listowel and absent since so may need this.

14/1

13th

7

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Glan

10st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Failed to give her true running when pulled up in this 12 months ago and was found to be clinically abnormal after disappointing in the Galway Hurdle (well backed); went into that race bang in form and could be given another chance.

15/2

0

23

3rd Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 11y

17:05 Galway

Glan

10st 12lb

T: Gordon Elliott

Third reserve; fourth here last year and bang in form after wins at Listowel and Roscommon, the latter in a Flat maiden; big chance if getting a run.

10/1

Form: 312213 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Highly tried this season, winning a winnable Listed contest at Thurles in December; ran at least as well when third in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse last week; likely to be a couple of better handicapped mares in the race but certainly respected.

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9th

1

27th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Galway

Lunar Display

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders on inner, pushed along and outpaced after 2 out, ridden and no extra run-in

20/1

10th

7

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

18:10 Tipperary

Lunar Display

11st 1lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

always towards rear

25/1

4th

1

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

15:00 Killarney

Lunar Display

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Form: 364244

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Heavily-raced mare over hurdles and fences and has kept her form pretty well; 3lb wrong here and unlikely to be good enough to play a hand.

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5th

5

27th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 160y

17:40 Limerick

Thats Lifebuoy

10st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

1-17 over fences and operating at a fairly modest level in handicaps; very tough ask against much higher rated rivals here.

33/1

9

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 50y

19:10 Punchestown

Thats Lifebuoy

10st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

16/1

8th

3

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 88y

15:05 Fairyhouse

Thats Lifebuoy

11st 9lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: John Patrick Ryan

Form: 3-1401

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Ballinrobe bumper winner on heavy and put up her best performance when easily landing a 2m5f mares handicap at Punchestown last month; up 12lb for that but it gets her into this contest, and if the drop in trip suits, she is interesting.

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3rd

7

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:50 Punchestown

Must Be Obeyed

10st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Sound jumping mare from the front at her best; ran okay behind Ardera Ru at Fairyhouse but a lot more is needed here.

33/1

2nd

15

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Must Be Obeyed

10st 3lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Thomas Gibney

Sound-jumping front-running mare; not at her best this season but an improved effort at Fairyhouse last time; goes on the ground and could go well.

20/1

4th

4

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Must Be Obeyed

11st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

mounted in chute, raced wide, led narrowly or disputed lead early, raced in second from 3rd, lost second but prominent after 6th, went second again after 11th, led again 12th

6/1

Form: 12138F

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Seems an out-and-out staying type; was awarded a 3m2f handicap hurdle at Punchestown in May and won over 2m6f at Ballinrobe; beaten when falling at the last in a Pertemps Qualifier here at Christmas; looks high enough in the handicap now and the drop back in trip a probable negative; tongue-tie and cheekpieces tried here.

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2

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Whatucallher

11st 11lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Thomas Gibney

led, not fluent 11th, headed and weakened on inner after 4 out, dropped to last and detached when pulled up before 3 out

25/1

3

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 150y

15:55 Punchestown

Whatucallher

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Thomas Gibney

led early, raced in second after 2nd, joined leader when fell 4 out

12/1

3rd

1

29th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Whatucallher

11st 12lb

J: N Terrassin

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

20/1

Form: 3U4224

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Progressive mare although not the strongest of finishers; second in a Grade 3 at Down Royal in October and a Punchestown novice two weeks later; faded late in a valuable Fairyhouse handicap hurdle two weeks later when last seen; around 2m is looking like her best trip and probably will not be too far away.

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0

5

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

11:55 Fairyhouse

Sit Down Lucy

10st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

in touch with leaders, mistake 5th, mistake and lost ground 9th

16/1

7th

7

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:45 Down Royal

Sit Down Lucy

10st 9lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Peter Fahey

Three-time winner over jumps but has struggled to find her best form over hurdles or fences since the spring; others preferred.

20/1

6th

4

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:50 Limerick

Sit Down Lucy

11st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

Won big pot over hurdles at last year's Galway festival and made winning start over fences at same track; not competitive in good company next few chase starts but creditable third in Wexford handicap in July and not done with when departing two out at Killarney; trip fine but would prefer better grouund.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2113U1 C

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Has not stopped improving this season with three wins, and put up a career best when landing a handicap hurdle over 2m here at Christmas; up 14lb for that but back in mares company here and a leading contender.

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1st

2

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:50 Punchestown

Brides Hill

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Much improved since beaten by Allegorie De Vassy at Thurles last year; unbeaten in three starts this season, most recently when bolting up in a mares Listed at Huntingdon; comes here fresh having missed Cheltenham due to the ground.

5/4

1st

2

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 1

15:10 Huntingdon

Brides Hill

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

travelled strongly, raced in fourth behind clear leaders, went second after 11th, steady headway after 12th

11/10

Form: -21147

Last run: 100 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Decisive winner of a Listed novice hurdle at the Galway festival in July; below that form since and not seen since a very poor effort in a Down Royal Grade 3 in October; not badly handicapped on her best form and interesting with the tongue-tie tried, although might not want too much rain.

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4

6th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 156y

12:45 Leopardstown

Annie G

11st 4lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Decisive winner of a Listed novice hurdle at the Galway festival in July; below that form since and not seen since a very poor effort in a Down Royal Grade 3 in October; not badly handicapped on her best form and interesting with the tongue-tie tried, although might not want too much rain.

14/1

7th

2

29th Oct 2021

Soft

2m 0f 190y

12:45 Down Royal

Annie G

11st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Ran well behind the smart Gypsy Island (very promising in bumpers) in a maiden hurdle at Tipperary in May; easy winner of a Listowel maiden hurdle in June before much more meaningful front-running victory in a Galway Listed event in July; jumping left a lot to desired when fourth behind Purple Mountain at Tipperary; capable of better than that.

9/2

4th

5

3rd Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Tipperary

Annie G

11st 0lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Henry De Bromhead

Rapidly improving mare over hurdles gave Gypsy Island a fright here before easily getting off the mark at Listowel; improved again when making all to win a Galway Listed novice in July and, though she is penalised for that, commands major respect with more likely to come.

9/4

Form: 3-3050

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Grade B handicap hurdle winner at Cork last Easter and ran well in a very competitive 3m handicap hurdle at Punchestown subsequently; not at her best since although was not disgraced in a Grade B at Navan in December; others preferred.

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5

6th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 156y

12:45 Leopardstown

Botani

11st 1lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: C A Murphy

Grade B handicap hurdle winner at Cork last Easter and ran well in a very competitive 3m handicap hurdle at Punchestown subsequently; not at her best since although was not disgraced in a Grade B at Navan in December; others preferred.

33/1

13th

10

18th Dec 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Botani

10st 8lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: C A Murphy

Below best when last seen at Listowel in September and returns in tongue-tie; however, has shown up well in valuable handicaps previously and can't be discounted if returning to her best; stablemate of Aldo The Apache.

14/1

5th

6

25th Sep 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Listowel

Botani

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

Experienced sort landed a valuable handicap hurdle at Cork in April and ran equally well when a close third over 3m at Punchestown; slightly underwhelming chase debut at Tramore subsequently and never really landed a blow on hurdles return in competitive 2m7f Galway handicap when last seen; back to probably best trip and certainly not one to rule out.

9/2

Form: 2-1152

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Landed a Galway bumper and a Roscommon mares maiden hurdle in September; improved on that when mugged late in a heavy ground novice hurdle at Cork last month; ground versatile and still quite unexposed; could well have more improvement in her.

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4

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

17:08 Navan

De Lady In Red

11st 7lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

raced wide, prominent, led 3 out, faced challenges but going easily when fell 2 out

8/1

4th

2

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 50y

13:00 Fairyhouse

De Lady In Red

11st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Soundly beaten over shorter trips on her first two runs over fences; made a couple of minor errors at Down Royal when stepped up to 2m4f but seems to be getting the gang of things gradually.

7/1

Form: 4-71FP D

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Likes plenty of cut in the ground, gaining her second win in a first-time tongue-tie on heavy at Ballinrobe in May; early faller at Cork in December on her first run since and no show at Limerick over Christmas; has plenty to do to be a factor here.

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10th

10

17th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Wexford

Strange Notions

11st 5lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Charles O’Brien

Struggling over hurdles after Ballinrobe win in May 2021; had a run on the Flat in May; latecomer to chasing at the age of nine.

20/1

9th

9

(13)

13th May 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 5f 0y

16:35 Navan

Strange Notions

9st 4lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Charles O’Brien

Has been struggling over hurdles since Ballinrobe win 12 months ago; hard to be confident about her prospects on her first Flat run since a beaten favourite over C&D in March 2021; best Flat run was when beaten a nose here four seasons ago.

10/1

15

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:53 Fairyhouse

Strange Notions

11st 5lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Charles O’Brien

Makes chase debut; useful winner over hurdles but finished last season out of form; needs to build on his reappearance at Punchestown and is best watched for now.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta €559.00
Straight Forecast €751.90
Tricast €5327.20
Trifecta €2887.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Glan

RP Ratings (IRE):

Party Central

The Irish Sun:

Sit Down Lucy

POSTDATA:

Lunar Display

TOPSPEED:

Glan