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Yielding To Soft

Apple’s Jade Mares Novice Hurdle (Listed Race)

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  • 2m 5f 0y
  • 9 runners
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Apple’s Jade Mares Novice Hurdle (Listed Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

13/2 (Won)

Form: 225-21

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten runner-up to Shecouldbeanything at Limerick but stepped up on that under today's rider when a convincing winner of a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle last month; probably still on the upgrade and likely to appreciate the step up in trip.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 35y

13:05 Thurles

Hauturiere

11st 3lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

didn't always jump with fluency, raced in third, mistake 8th, ridden and went second on outer before last, pressed winner when switched right run-in, kept on but no match for winner

10/11

1st

2

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

13:27 Limerick

Hauturiere

10st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: W P Mullins

Has a few lengths to find with Harmonya Maker from their recent clash at Cork, but entitled to strip a good deal fitter from the run and with the former a little suspect in the jumping department, no surprise if she gets a lot closer today, and has already finished in front of her three times over hurdles; will make it interesting.

13/8

4th

2

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

13:45 Cork

Hauturiere

10st 13lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

131-rated hurdler posted similar RPR when making winning chase debut at Killarney in May, coming off strong pace to win going away over 2m4f; not sure this drop in trip will play to her strengths although soft ground will make it a test.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 113

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Won her bumper and maiden hurdle at Limerick, beating Hauturiere on the latter occasion; met defeat for the first time when third in the Moscow Flyer here last month; this trip probably more suitable and she could well shake all of these up.

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12th

1

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Shecouldbeanything

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Four-time hurdle winner; last win came in a Listed handicap at Killarney in August before a fine run in defeat under a big weight at Listowel; found to have made a respiratory noise last time in a Listed hurdle at Punchestown, a race also contested by Broomfield Bijou; definite chance with tongue-tie fitted; good 5lb claimer.

8/1

4th

3

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 40y

13:20 Punchestown

Shecouldbeanything

11st 1lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Four-time hurdle winner, including three times at this level and once at this track; last win came in a Listed handicap at Killarney before a fine run in defeat under a big weight at Listowel; ground and trip versatile, so likely to go close with yard in great form.

15/8

3rd

5

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Shecouldbeanything

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in rear, headway before 4 out, prominent after 3 out, led before 2 out, headed before last, not fluent last, no extra run-in, no match for first two

6/1

Form: 3-814U

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Roscommon maiden hurdle winner last summer; decent fourth to stable companion Magical Zoe in a Grade 3 at Down Royal in November; unseated in one of the big Leopardstown handicap hurdles two weeks ago; still unexposed and could be a factor.

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9th

4

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Rioga Choice

11st 1lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

held up in rear

12/1

5th

5

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 40y

13:20 Punchestown

Rioga Choice

10st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Lightly-raced mare was a very easy maiden winner last year and has run creditably in defeat in decent company since, including at this track; was battling for the places in a Grade 1 when falling at Fairyhouse in April; can run well.

9/2

14

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 100y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Rioga Choice

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Roscommon maiden hurdle winner last August was beaten 1.75l by Hauteriere over 2m5f at Punchestown last time; needs further improvement to come out on top here.

22/1

Form: 6314

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Enjoying a progressive campaign this season; beat subsequent winner Feddans in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle last month and followed that up with a close fourth in the Solerina at the same venue; steps up in trip here and one that could well outrun her likely odds.

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1st

4

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Whatcouldhavebeen

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Jarlath P Fahey

travelled strongly, raced in second, led on inner before 4 out, faced challenge but going okay before 2 out, ridden when went clear before last, stayed on, pushed out

12/1

5th

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:27 Naas

Whatcouldhavebeen

11st 9lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Second in a mares' Grade 1 novice last year but below that form latest runs; needs best

10/1

3rd

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Whatcouldhavebeen

11st 3lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Jarlath P Fahey

prominent behind clear leader, good headway and went third before 4 out

10/1

Form: 363-43

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Placed in a couple of bumpers for Pat Turley and in both maiden hurdles for her current stable; looks up against it here.

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2nd

1

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

15:10 Doncaster

Ottizzini

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: S R B Crawford

Just 2-9 over hurdles but is unexposed as a stayer; returned to form at Musselburgh (good to soft) four weeks ago, proving suited by the step up to 3m and scoring by 6l; may have more to offer at this trip and holds major claims even with 3lb penalty.

7/2

1st

5

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:25 Musselburgh

Ottizzini

10st 12lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

disputed lead, led after 2nd, going best 3 out, ridden and jinked left after 2 out, good jump last, drifted left but kept on well against near rail run-in, unchallenged

14/1

0

7

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

15:10 Thurles

Ottizzini

11st 6lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: S R B Crawford

Readily won a 2m6f maiden hurdle at Downpatrick in May; found trip inadequate and opposition too strong when a remote seventh in 2m1f Grade 3 mares' novice at Down Royal last month; got a kick before the start when a beaten favourite at Musselburgh last time; capable of better.

8/1

Form: 342172

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Took advantage of a very soft lead in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle in December; has failed to match that twice since and not difficult to pass over in this company.

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2nd

7

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:27 Naas

Kilbree Warrior

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Pulled-up either side of a fine second at Navan; front-runner is at her best when getting a clear lead but is inconsistent; a player if at that best.

16/1

8

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Kilbree Warrior

10st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

led, clear from 1st, much reduced lead before 4 out, headed before 3 out, soon weakened

11/2

Form: 68-321 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Debut bumper winner and better hurdler; placed in two maiden hurdles before landing a mares maiden here last month at odds of 1-10 (30L runner-up Fiery Brown won a handicap hurdle at Clonmel on Thursday); needs to improve again but certainly respected.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

11:50 Gowran Park

Eabha Grace

11st 7lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: W P Mullins

towards rear, headway and went fourth after 3rd, went third after 4 out, weakened approaching last

5/1

2nd

3

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:25 Killarney

Eabha Grace

11st 7lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: W P Mullins

held up in rear, not fluent 4th, not fluent 7th, headway before 3 out, keeping on when switched right and pushed along before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, ridden and went second but no chance with winner after last, kept on

11/4

2

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 100y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Eabha Grace

11st 5lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: W P Mullins

Easily won a Punchestown maiden in January; had excuses when beaten there since but showed improved form to beat stablemate Hauteriere in a Limerick Grade 3 over 2m6f last time; 3lb worse off with that rival today but should confirm the form.

16/1

Form: 74-131 C

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Becoming a high-class hurdling mare, winning a 2m4f Fairyhouse maiden hurdle in November and taking full advantage of a soft lead when bolting up in a mares novice at the same venue last month; tendency to jump left is a slight worry but has a relentless way of galloping and the one to beat.

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

7th

2

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Harmonya Maker

11st 9lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't jump with fluency, soon disputed lead, led from 3rd, mistake and headed 12th

10/1

7th

3

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Harmonya Maker

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

All wins on heavy and soft ground, the latest in a Grade 2 over 2m4f at Thurles in January; lesser effort behind Marsh Wren (who was receiving 10lb) there since, though, and she would be getting weight from a few of these rivals in a handicap.

33/1

3rd

1

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 16y

14:23 Thurles

Harmonya Maker

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, went second from 4th, mistake 5th, challenging on outer after 2 out, no extra when lost second and jumped slightly right last, weakened run-in

11/10

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Harmonya Maker

The Irish Sun:

Eabha Grace

TOPSPEED:

Whatcouldhavebeen

RP Ratings (IRE):

Harmonya Maker

POSTDATA:

Harmonya Maker