March 12 / 14.35 Gowran Park

14.35 Gowran Park Heavy

Best Of Luck To The Irish At Cheltenham Mares Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5949.58
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 18 runners
  • Win time: 4m 22s
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Best Of Luck To The Irish At Cheltenham Mares Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: F3-B2F

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
French bumper winner; mixed results over hurdles since joining this yard and has run freely at times, which has cost her; fell on handicap debut at Wexford last week; rated 119 which gives her a strong chance in this company but needs to settle.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Gjoumi

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

8/1

2nd

2

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:16 Limerick

Gjoumi

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

French bumper winner has a tendency to race very keenly; left clear but would probably have won anyway at Gowran two weeks ago; probably has a favourite's chance and will be suited by this track but settling better would be ideal.

15/8

1st

3

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Gjoumi

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

French bumper winner; mixed results over hurdles since joining this yard and has run freely at times, which has cost her; fell on handicap debut at Wexford last week; rated 119 which gives her a strong chance in this company but needs to settle.

13/8

7/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 6325 BF

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point' winner was placed in two of her four bumper starts (all 2m), though reportedly didn't handle the testing ground when disappointing at Cork last time; could go well if ground conditions improve.
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12

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 50y

16:30 Wexford

Scarlet Witch

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

2nd

12

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Scarlet Witch

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Point' winner was placed in two of her four bumper starts (all 2m), though reportedly didn't handle the testing ground when disappointing at Cork last time; could go well if ground conditions improve.

7/2

5th

9

8th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:58 Cork

Scarlet Witch

12st 11lb

Point winner who has hit the frame in her last couple of runs in bumpers, only finding one too good at Thurles last month; might want a bit further but likely to be involved again.

13/8

22/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fifth foal; sister to point winner Sunshine West; dam bumper winner, half-sister to 2m3f-2m5f hurdle/chase winner Mcllhatton and bumper/2m3f hurdle winner Rosshaven Lady; unsold for EUR1,500 as a foal; however, is by a quality sire, so isn't dismissed; check market.
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4th

16

7th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

14:35 Cork

Tingarran Express

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

16/1

9th

9

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 30y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Tingarran Express

11st 11lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Philip Fenton

6th

18

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 52y

14:30 Naas

Tingarran Express

11st 7lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Philip Fenton

Debut third placing at Gowran is not exactly encouraging since huge margins were involved in a race won by the heavily-eased favourite.

33/1

Form: 870

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has been safely held in a bumper and two maiden hurdles; will be of more interest in handicaps.
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12th

4

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

16:13 Limerick

Midnight Gold

11st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: James Daniel Dullea

4th

8

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Midnight Gold

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Daniel Dullea

Has been safely held in a bumper and two maiden hurdles; will be of more interest in handicaps.

66/1

11th

11

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:13 Navan

Midnight Gold

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: James Daniel Dullea

Similar efforts in a maiden hurdle and bumper and may need to be handicapped.

100/1

Form: 0

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Weakened after a bad mistake at three out on Navan debut last week so looks best watched today.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

16

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Always Giving

10st 11lb

J: Robert Monaghan

T: J T R Dreaper

Weakened after a bad mistake at three out on Navan debut last week so looks best watched today.

66/1

13th

16

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Navan

Always Giving

11st 0lb

J: Robert Monaghan

T: J T R Dreaper

Champs Elysees filly; half-sister to useful bumper/2m-2m5f hurdle winner Banbridge; dam maiden pointer, sister to 2m7f-3m chase winner It Is What It Is, half-sister to 2m5f-3m hurdle/useful chase winner Major Malarkey; might need a bit further than this.

25/1

Form: 00

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has been soundly beaten in two maiden hurdles and will be eligible for handicaps after today.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

16

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 137y

18:50 Clonmel

Shantou Special

10st 11lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: David Kenneth Budds

Glimmers of ability on first two hurdle runs but was tailed-off last time; lots of improvement needed; tongue-tie added.

25/1

18

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 142y

18:40 Ballinrobe

Shantou Special

10st 11lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: David Kenneth Budds

6th

18

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Shantou Special

10st 11lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: David Kenneth Budds

Has been soundly beaten in two maiden hurdles and will be eligible for handicaps after today.

66/1

Form: 0

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Didn't jump well when beaten 58l on debut in a Punchestown maiden hurdle, so loads of improvement is needed.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:45 Clonmel

Fortune Cookie

11st 4lb

J: Mr T O’Connor

T: Turlough O’Connor

Not entirely disgraced in a Gowran maiden hurdle ten days ago but much more needed here.

50/1

7th

2

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Fortune Cookie

11st 7lb

J: Mr T O’Connor

T: Turlough O’Connor

Didn't jump well when beaten 58l on debut in a Punchestown maiden hurdle, so loads of improvement is needed.

50/1

10th

7

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 31y

15:15 Punchestown

Fortune Cookie

10st 13lb

J: Mr T O’Connor

T: Turlough O’Connor

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.

100/1

Form: 70

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well-beaten in both bumper starts and can only be watched on hurdling debut.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

14:18 Clonmel

Half Grand

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

In good hands, but well-beaten in two bumper starts and tailed off on hurdling debut at Gowran ten days ago.

12/1

8th

5

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Half Grand

11st 7lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

Well-beaten in both bumper starts and can only be watched on hurdling debut.

50/1

15

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Wexford

Half Grand

10st 13lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

In good hands but has shown nothing in two bumper runs to suggest winning potential at this stage; first reserve.

OUR TIP

Form: 50

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed some ability on debut in a Limerick bumper but was tailed-off in a Clonmel maiden hurdle since.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11th

13

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:25 Cork

Callista Lady

11st 5lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John J Walsh

Showed some ability on debut in a Limerick bumper in December; two poor runs over hurdles since then.

50/1

9th

1

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Callista Lady

11st 7lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John J Walsh

Showed some ability on debut in a Limerick bumper but was tailed-off in a Clonmel maiden hurdle since.

50/1

13th

7

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

13:20 Clonmel

Callista Lady

10st 13lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John J Walsh

Tired late but shaped okay on her bumper debut at Limerick over Christmas; more needed but promising.

25/1

Form: 4721- D

Last run: 368 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark on her fourth bumper start when scoring at Clonmel a year ago (2m/hvy); absence since is a worry but ground shouldn't pose a problem, so could get involved.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4

13th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 80y

17:15 Naas

Premier Queen

11st 11lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Opened her account at the fourth attempt when winning a Clonmel bumper a year ago; well beaten on her return at Gowran Park yesterday.

16/1

10th

9

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Premier Queen

11st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Got off the mark on her fourth bumper start when scoring at Clonmel a year ago (2m/hvy); absence since is a worry but ground shouldn't pose a problem, so could get involved.

4/1

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has been poor in four Flat starts and can't be fancied.
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9th

14

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:00 Kilbeggan

All About Beth

10st 5lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: R Donohoe

7th

11

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:30 Tramore

All About Beth

10st 6lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: R Donohoe

5th

1

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Cork

All About Beth

11st 0lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: R Donohoe

Showed nothing on the Flat and tailed off when 150-1 for hurdle bow 12 days ago.

200/1

12th
7 ()
Kalnoo

22/1

Form: 8

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Wasn't disgraced but still beaten 44l on debut in a Punchestown maiden hurdle last month; lots of improvement is needed.
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3rd

11

13th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Kilbeggan

Kalnoo

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Not disgraced at Ballinrobe last time at 125-1; probably a handicap prospect.

33/1

8th

9

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 142y

16:30 Ballinrobe

Kalnoo

10st 13lb

J: Connor King

T: S Curling

12th

7

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Kalnoo

11st 7lb

J: Connor King

T: S Curling

Wasn't disgraced but still beaten 44l on debut in a Punchestown maiden hurdle last month; lots of improvement is needed.

22/1

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Flat-bred showed nothing in two starts on the level in the UK last year; best watched for new yard.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

15

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:00 Kilbeggan

Chinook

10st 5lb

J: Mr J P Kirwan

T: Declan Queally

13th

17

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Chinook

10st 11lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Declan Queally

Flat-bred showed nothing in two starts on the level in the UK last year; best watched for new yard.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Four starts on the Flat, the best of which was when third on handicap debut (off 55) at Tipperary in April last year; is by a Flat sire but from a jumping damline, so has possibilities; hood added.
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11th

17

5th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:15 Tipperary

Spring Morning

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Yvonne Latta

Hit the frame on handicap debut on the Flat from mark of 55; showed nothing at Gowran on return when making her hurdle bow and best watched again here.

20/1

7

(14)

23rd Apr 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 3f 55y

17:30 Limerick

Spring Morning

9st 1lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Yvonne Latta

16/1

14th

13

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Spring Morning

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Yvonne Latta

Four starts on the Flat, the best of which was when third on handicap debut (off 55) at Tipperary in April last year; is by a Flat sire but from a jumping damline, so has possibilities; hood added.

8/1

15th
10 ()
Romina

66/1

Form: 8U00

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has been well-held in her two completed maiden hurdle starts and will be eligible for handicaps after today.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

18:00 Kilbeggan

Romina

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

15th

10

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Romina

11st 7lb

J: Adam Williams

T: Paul Nolan

Has been well-held in her two completed maiden hurdle starts and will be eligible for handicaps after today.

66/1

18th

25

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

1m 7f 170y

13:10 Navan

Romina

11st 5lb

J: Adam Williams

T: Paul Nolan

Nothing yet to suggest that she is capable of making her presence felt in a maiden hurdle.

200/1

66/1

Form: 0

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Was beaten 66l on debut in a Wexford maiden hurdle last week and is difficult to fancy.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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18

7th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

14:35 Cork

Graigue Girl

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

15

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 50y

16:00 Wexford

Graigue Girl

10st 11lb

J: Mr T Hamilton

T: E Sheehy

16th

4

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Graigue Girl

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

Was beaten 66l on debut in a Wexford maiden hurdle last week and is difficult to fancy.

66/1

Form: 2166 D

Last run: 123 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a Tramore bumper on her second start last summer and wasn't disgraced in maiden hurdles (2m4f) at Sligo and Fairyhouse after; drop in trip should suit and handles this ground, so capable of a big run.
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1st

4

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 50y

16:00 Wexford

Sadie’s Pride

11st 5lb

J: Mr J W Kenny

T: Liam Kenny

11

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Sadie’s Pride

11st 7lb

J: Mr J W Kenny

T: Liam Kenny

Won a Tramore bumper on her second start last summer and wasn't disgraced in maiden hurdles (2m4f) at Sligo and Fairyhouse after; drop in trip should suit and handles this ground, so capable of a big run.

4/1

6th

4

9th Nov 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 110y

12:15 Fairyhouse

Sadie’s Pride

11st 9lb

J: Mr J W Kenny

T: Liam Kenny

Went close on debut in a bumper before gaining compensation in a Tramore bumper; shaped like she needed the run on return in a maiden hurdle at Sligo 18 days ago when fading late; could be better for the run here.

16/1

Form: 00

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has been beaten a long way in two Navan maiden hurdles recently and handicaps beckon after today.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

10

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 1f 26y

17:25 Ballinrobe

Joyful Noise

10st 13lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

12th

14

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

13:15 Limerick

Joyful Noise

11st 5lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Gavin Cromwell

In good hands but impossible to make a case for her on basis of first three starts.

66/1

6

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Joyful Noise

11st 7lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has been beaten a long way in two Navan maiden hurdles recently and handicaps beckon after today.

100/1

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Exacta €139.00
Straight Forecast €97.80
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gjoumi

The Irish Sun:

Sadie's Pride

RP Ratings (IRE):

Gjoumi

POSTDATA:

Gjoumi