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14:23 Clonmel

Soft To Heavy

T.A. Morris Memorial Irish EBF Mares Chase (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £13634.45
  • 2m 4f 96y
  • 9 runners
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T.A. Morris Memorial Irish EBF Mares Chase (Listed Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 21213- D

Last run: 202 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Two wins over fences at Fairyhouse last season but way below best final start when remote third of 4 behind Scarlet And Dove in Grade 2 mares' contest at Punchestown festival; much better than that and solid place claims here.

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5

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Dolcita

11st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Career best when fourth in the Irish National last time; fair to assume the improvement came from the step up in trip that day so she's probably vulnerable back at 2m5f.

11/1

4th

11

10th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 5f 0y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Dolcita

10st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Best form on soft; three chase wins at about 2m5f in 2022 and that's probably more her trip; has to rate as a doubtful stayer over this far.

40/1

7th

5

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Dolcita

11st 2lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Best form on soft; three chase wins at about 2m5f in 2022 but at a lesser level and she was again no real match for Jeremys Flame, who has improved since, at Thurles last February; looks to be flying too high in this company.

50/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 2U4-82 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Four-time winning hurdler won twice over fences at Thurles last season, including a Grade 2 mares' novice; recent hurdles second at same venue shows her in good heart but plenty to find on ratings with some of these.

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16th

8

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Ballyshannon Rose

11st 0lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

Decent mare has been running mostly over fences in the last two seasons; did run well over hurdles behind French Dynamite at Thurles last October and has a squeak.

20/1

8th

3

5th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 44y

14:40 Leopardstown

Ballyshannon Rose

11st 6lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

Strong galloping and sound jumping mare at her best; has come up short so far this season but was only beaten five lengths in the Paddy Power here and her run at Fairyhouse a few days later might have some too soon; could have each-way potential in a very open contest.

25/1

3rd

1

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 30y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Ballyshannon Rose

11st 3lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

Useful mare won a Grade 2 chase at Thurles a year ago; was second to Dolcita in Listed company at Clonmel giving her 11lb, while she also ran a cracker in the Paddy Power Chase five days ago at Leopardstown; go well again if this doesn't come too soon.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 23P31- D

Last run: 202 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 150

Form & Verdict

Last year's second took her form to a new level when running away from Elimay (Dolcita a remote third) in 2m5f Grade 2 mares' contest at Punchestown festival, jumping well in the main; the one to beat on that piece of form.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 30y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Scarlet And Dove

11st 3lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Quality mare at this level; finished third in this race last year before being just denied by Elimay in the Mares' Chase at Cheltenham; rounded off her season by routing that rival in a Grade 2 at Punchestown; a long way below that level on return at Clonmel behind Dolcita but should strip fitter today.

2/1

3rd

3

17th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 96y

14:23 Clonmel

Scarlet And Dove

11st 5lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Last year's second took her form to a new level when running away from Elimay (Dolcita a remote third) in 2m5f Grade 2 mares' contest at Punchestown festival, jumping well in the main; the one to beat on that piece of form.

5/4

1st

2

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Scarlet And Dove

11st 5lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Solid mare at her best, dual Grade 3 winner last season and narrowly touched off by Rapid Response in this race; right back to her best when just touched off by Elimay at Cheltenham and weighted to turn the tables; will not be far away.

15/8

15/8

Form: 32112- D BF

Last run: 202 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 150

Form & Verdict

Very smart mare not quite at her best last season but smart form when winning Grade 2 mare's contest at Cheltenham (Scarlet And Dove a close third); unable to confirm that form with same rival subsequently in Grade 2 at Punchestown festival when beaten 15l (Dolcita a remote third) so much more needed here if meeting that rival in same sort of form.

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4th

2

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Elimay

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Runner-up in this last year when bidding for a hat-trick following on from her Mares' Chase success at Cheltenham; doesn't arrive in the same form this time and well held at Cheltenham last month.

14/1

5th

2

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Elimay

11st 5lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Close second in this race two years ago and won it from Pink Legend in 2022 (good to soft; acts well on soft/heavy); hasn't run up to that level in her two outings this winter and, although she should do better back here, this will take more winning than 12 months ago; first-time blinkers replace cheekpieces.

22/1

4th

1

11th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Naas

Elimay

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Very short-priced winner of a weak edition of this race 12 months ago before landing Grade 2 mares' contest at Cheltenham last March; unable to confirm Cheltenham form with Scarlet And Dove in Grade 2 at Punchestown festival event; faded into fourth behind stablemate Dolcita on seasonal debut at Clonmel in November.

2/1

Form: 53112- CD

Last run: 203 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdles winner scored on chasing debut in C&D beginners' chase in March (heavy) and better again when second in mares' handicap at Punchestown festival; open to improvement although may want a stiffer stamina test.

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9

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Western Zara

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Paul Nolan

prominent

25/1

3rd

5

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Western Zara

10st 10lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Paul Nolan

Hasn't won for over two years but encouraging seasonal return when beaten roughly 1l at Punchestown in November; slight concern she hasn't been seen since; down in trip with cheekpieces on after 125-day absence.

5/1

Form: 431P-4 D

Last run: 185 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Useful second season chasing last term, winning 2m4f Limerick handicap; out of depth final start in Grade 3 Killarney contest when last seen; will do well to be in the shakeup here.

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Verdict Starting price

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

Form: 4-348P D

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Punchestown defeat of Scarlet And Dove at 2021 Punchestown festival arguably a career-best; remote last behind same rival in this year's renewal and recent handicap form leaves her with loads to find; blinkers now tried.

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7th

5

17th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 96y

14:23 Clonmel

Rapid Response

10st 9lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

Punchestown defeat of Scarlet And Dove at 2021 Punchestown festival arguably a career-best; remote last behind same rival in this year's renewal and recent handicap form leaves her with loads to find; blinkers now tried.

25/1

4

15th Oct 2022

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 2

15:37 Market Rasen

Rapid Response

11st 3lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs John Harrington

always towards rear, never going well, ridden and behind from 7th, pulled up before 3 out (jockey said mare was never travelling)

5/1

8th

18

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 111y

18:00 Galway

Rapid Response

11st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent, pecked on landing 3rd, not fluent 9th, pressed leaders when pushed along 2 out, mistake and weakened last, ridden and no impression run-in

14/1

Form: 6315-B BF

Last run: 199 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

118-rated hurdler faces very stiff task here on chasing debut.

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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: -91376

Last run: 119 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

100-rated hurdler looks way out of her depth here on chasing debut.

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8th

6

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 122y

19:38 Ballinrobe

Jakes Dream

11st 8lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Michael Winters

Maiden hurdle winner last year; placed in handicaps over hurdles and fences but current wellbeing is an issue and they're fiddling about with headgear.

33/1

7th

4

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

16:35 Tipperary

Jakes Dream

11st 9lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Michael Winters

Maiden hurdle winner last summer showed her best form over fences on testing ground; well beaten at Wexford last time in cheekpieces; blinkers tried today.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta €227.00
Straight Forecast €246.10
Trifecta €748.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Scarlet And Dove

The Irish Sun:

Dolcita

RP Ratings (IRE):

Scarlet And Dove

TOPSPEED:

Scarlet And Dove

POSTDATA:

Scarlet And Dove