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Soft To Heavy

McMahons Builders Providers Irish EBF Dawn Run Mares Novice Chase (Grade 2)

  • Prize money: £20327.73
  • 2m 6f 120y
  • 5 runners
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McMahons Builders Providers Irish EBF Dawn Run Mares Novice Chase (Grade 2)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

8/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.30
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 23/11-

Last run: 333 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won her last two starts over hurdles including a Grade 3 novice hurdle when last seen in January; longer trip for chase debut and could be hard to beat if she takes to fences; 333-day absence not a major concern for one from this yard.

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

4th

1

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:50 Punchestown

Allegorie De Vassy

11st 3lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

High-class mare althoug a touch of an underachiever at the same time; two Listed wins this season at Clonmel (Instit second) and Naas; no real impression in the mares chase at Cheltenham last time; likely to go close in a race lacking much strength in depth.

11/10

4th

2

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Allegorie De Vassy

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Chase wins on heavy and yielding; versatile trip-wise and it's hard to fault her second in this race last March (soft) when she looked to have the race won, only to get outstayed by the rallying winner (who is unbeaten over fences); failed to do herself justice on second outing this winter but on song either side of that and looks sure to be in the thick of it.

9/2

1st

1

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Allegorie De Vassy

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Won Grade 2 novice chases at Limerick and Thurles last season before a fine second in the Grade 2 Mares' Chase at Cheltenham; ended the season with two defeats, one inflicted by stablemate Instit; avenged that on seasonal debut at Clonmel before being trounced by Riviere D'Etel; on these terms, it should be close now between the pair if she is restored to form.

2/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 241231

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Career-best when gaining a second chase win in a mares' handicap chase at Fairyhouse earlier this month; brings the best chase form to the table and handles soft ground fine.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:25 Perth

Malina Girl

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Gavin Cromwell

Smart mare who was an easy winner of a Cheltenham handicap in November (3m3f, soft); hasn't run quite as well since although was runner-up in an Exeter Listed mares' chase two runs ago (3m, heavy); worth considering.

11/4

5th

4

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:30 Leopardstown

Malina Girl

11st 11lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Most progressive staying chaser whose best run came when winning valuable 3m4f Cheltenham premier handicap in November on soft; fell at same venue subsequently but encouraging enough Exeter second last month; trip on the short side for hurdles return but 31lb lower hurdles mark can't be sniffed at with added bonus of rider's claim.

6/4

2nd

2

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 1

16:05 Exeter

Malina Girl

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won the Ulster National (3m4f, soft) last April and ran away with a Grade 3 handicap at Cheltenham (3m3f, soft) in November; also travelling strongly when she fell three out at Cheltenham in December; the problem is her performance in the Classic Chase at Warwick (topweight but favourite) four weeks ago when she made a shortlived effort before four out, before tailing off; big shout if she bounces back.

15/8

Form: 62624-

Last run: 279 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Has shown promise over fences but others bring stronger form to the table and she has a 279-day absence to defy.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

13

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:07 Navan

Carrigeen Lotus

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Miss Elizabeth Anne Lalor

Tough ask in a Grade 2 novice chase on return; generally a consistent sort but seems on a tough mark and 2lb wrong here.

16/1

3rd

3

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

13:30 Limerick

Carrigeen Lotus

10st 12lb

J: Mr C M Quirke

T: Miss Elizabeth Anne Lalor

Has shown promise over fences but others bring stronger form to the table and she has a 279-day absence to defy.

33/1

4th

4

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Cork

Carrigeen Lotus

11st 5lb

J: Miss E A Lalor

T: Miss Elizabeth Anne Lalor

Won a bumper here and added a maiden hurdle win at Galway last season; has shown promise over fences in recent starts but doesn't look well treated back in this sphere.

20/1

Form: P11-11

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in two starts over fences and won with a fair bit in hand in a novice chase at Fairyhouse last time; return to a longer trip shouldn't be an issue and can be involved if she continues on her upward curve.

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0

2

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Broomfield Hall

11st 12lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: J P Dempsey

Five-time winner, twice over fences; lightly raced last year and never quite at her best; capable but others preferred.

16/1

7th

1

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 106y

15:15 Thurles

Broomfield Hall

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: J P Dempsey

Rattled off four-timer last year, two hurdles, two chases; has been out of sorts for a while and testing ground not ideal but would have a class edge if restored to form.

10/1

17th

1

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

19:15 Galway

Broomfield Hall

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J P Dempsey

Absent since taking a fall over fences at the Punchestown festival in April, having shown improved form chasing; first run over hurdles since winning at the 2022 Punchestown festival off 116; has run well fresh.

10/1

Form: 090924

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Point winner but has a mountain to climb on ratings given what she's achieved under Rules so far.

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0

4

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

13:27 Limerick

Merry Moves

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mrs Grainne M O’Connor

Made a good fist of things on intial start over fences but largely downhill in the interim and she will need the big guns to underperform here to make a lasting impression.

66/1

8th

9

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 194y

15:00 Punchestown

Merry Moves

11st 3lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Mrs Grainne M O’Connor

Won 2m6f Limerick handicap in March off 87 (soft) for today's rider but disappointing until more encouraging third over this trip at Fairyhouse last month in today's headgear combination; one to consider.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €30.00
Straight Forecast €34.60
Trifecta €145.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Malina Girl

SPOTLIGHT:

Allegorie De Vassy

TOPSPEED:

Broomfield Hall

POSTDATA:

Malina Girl

The Irish Sun:

Allegorie De Vassy