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15:15 Punchestown

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Visit racingtv.com Mares Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 2m 6f 31y
  • 15 runners
  • Win time: 6m 6s
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Visit racingtv.com Mares Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

18/1 (Won)

  • Win: £47.70
  • Place: £7.40

Form: 6-7

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed modest promise in a bumper last March but a much better effort (beaten 16.5l) on hurdling debut over 2f shorter here last month; will surely have improved for that run and be more involved today.

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2nd

9

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

15:35 Cheltenham

Martha Divine

10st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

2m6f maiden winner and twice runner-up since in 3m handicaps, all in the mud; those were her best results for Paul Nolan in Ireland, whom she left for £28,000 in May; had wind surgery since and the cheekpieces worn on last three starts are replaced by a hood; probably needs a career best.

12/1

7th

7

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:50 Cork

Martha Divine

11st 1lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Paul Nolan

Maiden winner last year has mostly acquitted herself creditably in handicaps since; not beaten far on last two starts and shouldn't be too far away again.

9/1

7th

11

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 115y

15:45 Punchestown

Martha Divine

10st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Stayed on well to win a 2m6f course maiden hurdle last February; second on her handicap debut in a competitive Cork contest at Easter; returned to form when second at Fairyhouse last month; closely matched with Cher Why Not on that running.

6/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 3-5623

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Point' winner is rated 109 after seven starts over hurdles, finishing in the frame several times, including over 2f shorter here last month; shouldn't be far away again but has to find a bit more to score.

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2nd

5

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:55 Killarney

Emily Roebling

11st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Gerard Kelleher

raced in second, led after 4 out, nudged along before 3 out, ridden and faced challenge before 2 out, headed after 2 out, kept on run-in, no match for winner

7/2

1st

4

31st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 150y

16:40 Wexford

Emily Roebling

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Gerard Kelleher

prominent, headway and made challenge after 3 out, went second before 2 out, ridden and led narrowly last, faced strong challenge run-in, kept on well, just prevailed

7/2

2nd

4

5th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Leopardstown

Emily Roebling

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Gerard Kelleher

led, slow jump when headed and lost second 1st, went second after 2nd

100/30

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 22-336

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden after 12 starts between bumpers and hurdles but has kept lofty company at times, including when not beaten far in Graded novice company lately; however, was also beaten 10l in a Tramore maiden; should win if reproducing her best form.

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4

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Angels Dawn

11st 11lb

J: Mr P A King

T: S Curling

11lb higher than when winning this by a neck last year (soft) but Festival form is a major plus and she reverted to fences with a fine third of 18 in the Thyestes at Gowran Park (3m1f, heavy) in January; showed promise on yielding ground last season; there's every chance she'll be in the shake-up.

8/1

3rd

13

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Angels Dawn

10st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Won an Irish-dominated Kim Muir at Cheltenham last March (Dunboyne back in fourth, Royal Thief sixth) before finishing a remote sixth in the Irish Grand National; should be fully primed for this following two runs over hurdles.

11/2

7th

17

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 50y

13:42 Navan

Angels Dawn

10st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Better known as a chaser, winning the 3m2f Kim Muir at Cheltenham last season; was a 31l runner-up on return over hurdles at Clonmel but should strip fitter today and is of interest off this attractive mark.

7/1

Form: 8

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Fourth in a point' in December but ran respectably (beaten 21l) in a maiden hurdle here last month over 2f shorter; should have improved for that and can get closer today.

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1st

6

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 65y

13:30 Fairyhouse

Sainte Dona

11st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

made all, soon clear, going best after 3 out, reminder home turn, not fluent 2 out, steadied last, easily

5/2

2nd

5

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

13:27 Limerick

Sainte Dona

10st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

Way below her best when poor at Cork; former wide margin winner over hurdles at Thurles and showed enough on her two previous starts at Cork to suggest she can hold her own as a Chaser, but a bit to prove now and a claim of the final step on the podium here would probably be a good result.

20/1

6th

7

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:20 Cork

Sainte Dona

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Thomas Cooper

raced in third, jumped left and slow jump 3rd

8/1

Form: 5-P332

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Point' winner has been placed in a bumper and several maiden hurdles, inculding at Fairyhouse and Limerick the last twice; cheekpieces are retained and should go well, though vulnerable again.

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17

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 36y

16:03 Clonmel

Our Miss Power

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Third reserve; has been placed three times in mares' maiden hurdles this season, though was below form at Punchestown last time; point' winner would be respected if getting a run.

9

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Wexford

Our Miss Power

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Limited mare but consistent in maiden hurdles; needs further but slow ground will help and won't disgrace herself on her chase debut.

14/1

5th

15

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 31y

15:15 Punchestown

Our Miss Power

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Point' winner has been placed in a bumper and several maiden hurdles, inculding at Fairyhouse and Limerick the last twice; cheekpieces are retained and should go well, though vulnerable again.

9/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Placed in three mares' maiden point-to-points over the autumn/winter and makes rules debut today; will likely have to improve plenty to score.

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7th

10

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 80y

15:50 Tramore

Good As Hell

11st 3lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

in rear, pushed along briefly after 3rd

9/1

Form: -64239

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Chasing the last twice when not disgraced; placed a number of times in maiden and handicap hurdles but is rated only 97 and has something to find with several of these.

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12

4th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 30y

12:55 Down Royal

Fizzlestick

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Conor O’Dwyer

midfield, hampered by faller 1st, slightly hampered 3rd, pushed along and weakened after 4 out, dropped to rear when pulled up before 2 out

33/1

12

11th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 150y

16:05 Punchestown

Fizzlestick

11st 8lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Maiden; some promise towards the end of last year; no encouragement from her 2022 form.

25/1

5

2nd Oct 2022

Good

2m 6f 180y

14:45 Killarney

Fizzlestick

11st 7lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

in touch with leaders on outer, towards rear 3rd, bad mistake and unseated rider 5th

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 146

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dromahane mares' point' winner took a Fairyhouse bumper on rules debut but hasn't taken to hurdling as expected in two starts; bit disappointing over 2f shorter here last month but it is early days with her and can't be written off.

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6th

2

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 3

13:50 Cheltenham

Happy DEx

11st 13lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Dual hurdle winner who is 0-6 as a chaser but has finished runner-up on three of those occasions; pulled up in June latest and left Gordon Elliott for £26,000 in September; stays 2m4f and acts on soft but probably requires a career best.

20/1

1

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

15:35 Perth

Happy DEx

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, not fluent 9th

7/4

6th

4

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:25 Killarney

Happy DEx

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gordon Elliott

Two-time winner over hurdles who has ran to a decent level over fences in her fourt starts so far, finishing runner-up on three occasions; last seen finishing second to Elle Perfecta, beaten 3½l at Kilbeggan; this looks a strong contest so she might find one or two too good again.

13/2

Form: 740970

Last run: 115 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed a glimpse of promise in bumpers last summer but has been regressive since; others preferred.

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10th

11

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Cafe Del Mar

11st 5lb

J: Dylan Robinson

T: David J Phelan

Won 2m7f handicap here last year off 87; not at best last season although ended campaign with more encouraging third at Kilbeggan (3m); marked drop in trip here on seasonal return will hardly play to her strengths.

14/1

3rd

5

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Kilbeggan

Cafe Del Mar

11st 5lb

J: Dylan Robinson

T: David J Phelan

Won 2m7f handicap hurdle on good ground at Thurles towards the end of last season; not as good in five runs for this yard but return to quicker ground here could seen a return to form.

10/1

6th

6

16th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

15:25 Tramore

Cafe Del Mar

11st 8lb

J: Dylan Robinson

T: David J Phelan

Won 2m7f handicap hurdle on good ground at Thurles towards the end of last season; not as good in four runs for this yard and might need a bit further than this trip these days.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Closely related to point winner Kilbree Warrior; dam point/3m hurdle winner, half-sister to 2m hurdle winner Superior Ben and useful 2m6f/3m chase winner Wise Old Owl; 3,000EUR foal is best watched today for future reference.

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5th

5

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:15 Exeter

Fortune Cookie

10st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Oliver

Lightly raced; took a big step forward for her new yard when keeping-on fourth of eight in steadily run 2m4f Leicester handicap and, although beaten further, she posted the same RPR when favourite at Huntingdon; all her form is on soft or heavy ground but she should be dangerous down into a seller.

6/1

4th

5

15th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Fortune Cookie

10st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

Lightly raced ex-Irish maiden who took a big step forward for her new yard when keeping-on fourth of eight in steadily run 2m4f Leicester handicap six weeks ago; she appeals as the sort to do better still granted a stiffer test of stamina so merits serious consideration eased 1lb.

11/4

4th

5

1st Feb 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

16:20 Leicester

Fortune Cookie

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Oliver

Ex-Irish; hasn't made much of an impression, albeit with some mitigating circumstances (slightly hampered last time), in two starts for Henry Oliver; others are more obvious but she shouldn't be written off just yet; easing mark.

33/1

100/1

Form: 5/8-60

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Was never going well when tailed-off here on hurdling debut last time and a transformation is needed in cheekpieces.

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4th

7

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:27 Gowran Park

Highland Penny

10st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: R P Cody

midfield and pushed along briefly early, led after 1st, joined after 3rd, headed but close up before 4th, joined leaders home turn, outpaced when jumped slightly right and pushed along 2 out, soon no impression

3/1

1st

5

18th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Listowel

Highland Penny

11st 10lb

J: Jack Foley

T: R P Cody

soon led and made rest, 3 lengths ahead going okay before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, mistake last, kept on strongly, won going away

6/1

1st

5

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 30y

19:21 Tramore

Highland Penny

11st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: R P Cody

prominent, led after 2nd, reduced lead after 3 out, ridden and went clear again after 2 out, kept on strongly and went further clear run-in

16/1

Form: 312-44

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Won a Wexford bumper over 2m4f last March and ran creditably in two maiden hurdles later in the spring; cracking effort after an absence over 2f shorter here last month and, with improvement likely from that, should go close today.

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8th

2

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Carlisle

Eyre Square

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear of midfield

4/1

4th

11

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:23 Down Royal

Eyre Square

11st 5lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear but in touch with leaders, midfield when pushed along after 4 out, headway to challenge from 3 out, soon ridden, switched right omitted 2 out, kept on well but held after last

16/1

Form: P0-0

Last run: 106 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Modest in points' and tailed-off on hurdling debut in November; look elsewhere.

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13

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

14:18 Clonmel

Geisha Du Levant

11st 5lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Donal Commins

Modest form in points; has shown nothing in two runs over hurdles; tongue-tie and blinkers now

33/1

8

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 31y

15:15 Punchestown

Geisha Du Levant

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Donal Commins

Modest in points' and tailed-off on hurdling debut in November; look elsewhere.

150/1

19

20th Nov 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:38 Gowran Park

Geisha Du Levant

11st 7lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Donal Commins

Poor form in points and in two bumper runs last season; tailed off on yard/hurdles debut.

100/1

Form:

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Tailed-off on debut at Limerick and a transformation is needed now.

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10

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 31y

15:15 Punchestown

Goulane Grace

10st 13lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Declan Queally

Tailed-off on debut at Limerick and a transformation is needed now.

100/1

12th

4

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Limerick

Goulane Grace

11st 7lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Declan Queally

Half-sister to point/hurdles winner Goulane Jessie; dam maiden point winner; in good hands.

25/1

Form: 0-P89

Last run: 1 day

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Point' winner has been poor in her first two hurdle starts but showed more when beaten 23l in the 1.10 at Navan yesterday.

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11th

11

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:50 Down Royal

Katlaur

10st 5lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: C A McBratney

Point winner; unplaced in 12 starts under Rules and pulled up in her last three starts; blinkers now tried.

20/1

16

16th Jan 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Punchestown

Katlaur

10st 11lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: C A McBratney

didn't jump with fluency, prominent, pushed along after 9th, weakened quickly and dropped to rear before 5 out, pulled up before 4 out

66/1

16

21st Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 110y

14:37 Fairyhouse

Katlaur

11st 0lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: C A McBratney

Has a minor squeak on some of his best form but is coming off a break today.

20/1

Form: F53

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Fell at the first on debut at Galway but has run creditably twice since, at Limerick and Fairyhouse (2m4f, raced freely but stayed on); this trip could suit but she has to relax better early on.

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2nd

4

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:10 Killarney

Lady Rita

11st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Louise G Lyons

towards rear, headway 2 out, went second after last, kept on, no match for winner

16/1

13th

10

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Lady Rita

10st 3lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Louise G Lyons

Much more at home over staying trips, most recently scoring over 2m7f at Killarney in July in today's headgear combination; will be more at home on summer ground but interesting one to watch after seven months off.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

First reserve; fourth foal; dam unraced half-sister to 2m6f-3m7f hurdle/chase winner Garryvoe; not jumping out as a likely debut winner.

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6th

12

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Cottage Artist

10st 13lb

J: Alan King

T: V T O’Brien

Weak form overall; not a bad effort when sixth over C&D on Monday, but unlikely to reverse form with Sayitfirst and Banada Bridge.

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Second reserve; half-sister to winners Toushan (2m-2m6f hurdle/chase), All In The Head (2m hurdle), Goaheadmakemyday (bumper/2m and 2m4f hurdle) and Therellalwaysbeone (2m6f/3m hurdle); by a leading sire and related to some decent sorts, so could go well.

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7th

2

8th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Wexford

Allyouneedisone

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Eoin Griffin

always towards rear, some headway 4 out, no impression from 3 out

25/1

5th

1

14th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Wexford

Allyouneedisone

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

3

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 137y

18:20 Clonmel

Allyouneedisone

10st 13lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

Soundly beaten in two completed starts over hurdles and hard to fancy.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Third reserve; runner-up in three point-to-points but will have to improve to take this on rules debut, for all that she is from a top yard.

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5

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:25 Limerick

What An Ocean

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Maiden under all codes but has run well at times, including when third in a 3m handicap at this venue in November; remote fourth at Tramore last time.

9/2

4th

7

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

13:40 Tramore

What An Ocean

11st 4lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, brief headway 4 out, went remote fourth run-in, never near to challenge

11/2

3rd

2

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Limerick

What An Ocean

11st 11lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Maiden under all codes but has run well at times, notably in maidens last year; not a bad effort over 2m4f in a Gowran handicap last time; a chance if staying this trip.

9/2

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Angels Dawn

TOPSPEED:

Emily Roebling

RP Ratings (IRE):

Angels Dawn

POSTDATA:

Angels Dawn