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.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

1

30th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 109y

18:20 Ballinrobe

Gjoumi

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

7/2

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

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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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

15

26th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:25 Limerick

Tingarran Express

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

12/1

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

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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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
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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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
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.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
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.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

2

29th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Punchestown

Premier Queen

11st 11lb

J: Mr T Hamilton

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

12/1

8th

2

19th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 90y

18:25 Tipperary

Premier Queen

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

14/1

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

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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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

1

(14)

12th Jun 2022

Yielding

1m 1f 100y

16:50 Gowran Park

All About Beth

10st 1lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: R Donohoe

dwelt start, always towards rear, ridden and no impression towards near side over 2f out

200/1

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

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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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

15

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:35 Tipperary

Kalnoo

10st 10lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: S Curling

soon towards rear of midfield, pushed along after 4 out, minor headway when ridden after 3 out, ran on after 2 out, never near to challenge

12/1

5th

15

31st May 2022

Good

2m 6f 12y

17:05 Ballinrobe

Kalnoo

10st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

disputed lead early, prominent after 1st, pressed leaders before 2 out, ridden and lost touch after 2 out

33/1

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

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.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

16

29th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

13:55 Punchestown

Chinook

11st 1lb

J: Mr J P Kirwan

T: Declan Queally

33/1

17

19th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:20 Tipperary

Chinook

10st 6lb

J: Mr J P Kirwan

T: Declan Queally

6th

15

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:00 Kilbeggan

Chinook

10st 5lb

J: Mr J P Kirwan

T: Declan Queally

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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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

15

(2)

29th Jun 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 120y

19:40 Tipperary

Spring Morning

9st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Yvonne Latta

midfield on inner, bit short of room when bumped rival on turn after 3f, nudged along and bit short of room under 4f out, lost position 3f out, keeping on when ridden 2f out, briefly went second inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

25/1

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

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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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

9

19th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 90y

18:25 Tipperary

Graigue Girl

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

200/1

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

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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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

28th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 170y

14:33 Punchestown

Sadie’s Pride

11st 5lb

J: Mr J W Kenny

T: Liam Kenny

Consistent bumper winner stayed 2m4f; same trip and this rider when winning easily at Wexford hurdling lately (solid third rated 108); well worth her place but this much tougher.

4/1

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

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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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

9

30th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 58y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Joyful Noise

11st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

33's when unseated at the fourth at Punchestown; overall profile could do with some spicing up.

25/1

14

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:55 Punchestown

Joyful Noise

11st 6lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

From a top stable with a leading rider aboard, but hard to fancy; big price when down the field on handicap debut at Ballinrobe three weeks ago.

20/1

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Exacta €139.00
Straight Forecast €97.80
Trifecta €1188.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gjoumi

The Irish Sun:

Sadie's Pride

RP Ratings (IRE):

Gjoumi

POSTDATA:

Gjoumi