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Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase (Registered As The Liberthine Mares’ Chase) (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £67524
  • 2m 4f 127y
  • Class 1
  • 9 runners
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Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase (Registered As The Liberthine Mares’ Chase) (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 65-111 D

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 151

Form & Verdict

Very useful novice hurdler who was sixth in the Mares' event at this meeting; has gone on to better things over fences and made it 3-3 when coming home strongly to beat a good rival on disadvantageous terms in a Punchestown Grade 3 in January (2m3f, heavy); should find this race run to suit and has rock-solid form claims.

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1st

3

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Impervious

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

jumped well, travelled strongly, raced in second, joined leader going easily after 3 out, led before 2 out, nudged along when went clear after 2 out, easily

11/10

1st

3

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Impervious

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

Very useful novice hurdler who was sixth in the Mares' event at this meeting; has gone on to better things over fences and made it 3-3 when coming home strongly to beat a good rival on disadvantageous terms in a Punchestown Grade 3 in January (2m3f, heavy); should find this race run to suit and has rock-solid form claims.

2/1

1st

1

15th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 160y

14:10 Punchestown

Impervious

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

Decent novice hurdler last season but has stepped it up a notch over fences, following a beginners' chase success at Wexford with a convincing success in a Grade 2 mares novice at Cork; has to give weight to geldings here and this is another step up in class, but no surprise should she be capable.

5/1

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13/8

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 311-11 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 151

Form & Verdict

Won all four starts for this yard, the latest two over fences; made a very good impression on chase debut at Limerick (2m6f, heavy), her bold jumping soon taking her to the front and virtually fault-free as she kept up a relentless gallop; more hit and miss next time at Thurles (2m4f, yielding) where she jumped right on occasions but still won unchallenged from a subsequent Listed winner; has a query about going left-handed after that but she does look a powerhouse.

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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

33/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 2-6341 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Has won on soft/heavy; C&D winner who was runner-up to Elimay in this race last year (good to soft; 33-1) from just two course starts; two ways of running this winter and has ground to make up on Zambella and Jeremys Flame in midwinter but she ran her best race of the season when winning at Exeter last month; may not be that far away.

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6th

2

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 62y

Class 3

16:25 Cheltenham

Pink Legend

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Has 8-28 strike-rate over fences that includes a win off 10lb higher in this race 12 months ago; looked as good as ever when collecting 2m7f Listed prize in December but seems badly to have lost her way this year.

10/1

1

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Pink Legend

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Multiple wins in Listed mares' chases, the latest at Newbury (2m7f, soft) in December; she's well treated on that form now back in a handicap but has been a long way below her best the last twice; needs to bounce back.

11/1

9th

10

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Pink Legend

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

C&D winner who has been placed in the last two runnings of this, on good to soft and soft; however, she has ground to make up on Allegorie De Vassy on the latter running and was seemingly disheartened by a fall in January when pulled up at Exeter since.

50/1

Form: 3-2112 D BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Usually leads; multiple Listed chase winner, nearly all on soft, but not quite good enough when fourth to Elimay in this race 12 months ago and no real match for Jeremys Flame at Huntingdon in January (2m4f).

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0

3

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 115y

Class 1

13:40 Doncaster

Zambella

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Multiple Listed winner, including the last two runnings of this race (soft/good) and at Aintree three weeks ago (2m4f, heavy; easily); it's a stronger race than in 2021 and 2022 but she should still be a tough nut to crack.

9/4

1st

2

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

12:55 Aintree

Zambella

11st 6lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

jumped well, chased clear leader, headway 4 out, led narrowly after 3 out, went clear from 2 out, easily

11/8

22/1

Form: 11-244 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 149

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 631151 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 150

Form & Verdict

A 9yo who is in her third season of chasing but has improved this winter and a clearcut win over Zambella at Huntingdon in January (2m4f, good to soft; also acts well on soft) showed her in a good light; the likely good pace will suit and she has a better chance than most.

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4th

2

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Jeremys Flame

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Gained sixth win over fences when beating Hurricane Georgie by just over a length at Limerick and meets that rival on the same terms; won Naas Grade 3 and Listed contest for mares at Huntingdon last season and not disgraced, although outclassed, when sixth in the Mares Chase at Cheltenham; her new mark leaves her only 1lb wrong at these weights with Easy Game and she's in a good place at the moment.

9/4

1st

1

25th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:00 Limerick

Jeremys Flame

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

raced in third early, disputing second 3rd, went second after 5th, led 5 out, clear when not fluent 3 out, going best before 2 out, ridden briefly after last, pushed out and reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

7/4

6th

6

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Jeremys Flame

11st 2lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

A 9yo who is in her third season of chasing but has improved this winter and a clearcut win over Zambella at Huntingdon in January (2m4f, good to soft; also acts well on soft) showed her in a good light; the likely good pace will suit and she has a better chance than most.

6/1

Form: 21-312 D

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

Form: 253-24 BF

Last run: 110 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 149

Form & Verdict

Had smart form against leading novice chasers at about 2m1f last winter, including on soft, but her jumping let her down when finishing remote behind Zambella at Carlisle in November (2m4f, soft) and it's hard to fancy her after that.

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3rd

2

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:25 Perth

Riviere Detel

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

Fairyhouse Grade 3 chase winner by 33l in January (2m5f, heavy); sixth in the mares' chase at Cheltenham last time (2m4f, soft, ground to make up with Instit); may improve on first run at this trip.

11/4

6th

11

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Riviere Detel

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Four wins from 15 chase starts; going as well as Allegorie De Vassy three out in this race last year but was bumped and fell; caught that one on a bad day at Fairyhouse (heavy) on New Year's Day but readily outpointed by her at Naas (2m, heavy) next time; not entirely dismissed, even so.

16/1

2nd

5

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:27 Gowran Park

Riviere Detel

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Smart novice two seasons ago, three wins and second in two Grade 1s; struggled in a four-race campaign last season; back in form this term, runner-up twice, before routing a below-par Allegorie De Vassy at Fairyhouse; failed to cope with the same opponent on less favourable terms at Naas last week; good chance if this does not come too soon.

6/4

Form: 8-1221

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

Free-going front-runner who eventually shook off a useful one at Naas last month (2m, yielding; has won on heavy) but her finishing can't be depended on beyond that trip, let alone on a stiff finish like today's; she may also have to share the early lead and looks an unlikely winner.

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5th

6

25th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Punchestown

Magic Daze

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

took keen hold, led, clear from 1st, reduced lead 4th, headed before 3 out, soon dropped to rear and detached

25/1

6

10th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Magic Daze

10st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

7/1

7

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Magic Daze

11st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Free-going front-runner who eventually shook off a useful one at Naas last month (2m, yielding; has won on heavy) but her finishing can't be depended on beyond that trip, let alone on a stiff finish like today's; she may also have to share the early lead and looks an unlikely winner.

11/1

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Payout
Exacta £53.00
Straight Forecast £52.90
Tricast £665.40
Trifecta £1038.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Impervious

RP Ratings:

Allegorie De Vassy

TOPSPEED:

Magic Daze

Daily Mirror:

Jeremys Flame

WEST COUNTRY:

Zambella

The Times:

Impervious

Telegraph:

Impervious

The Guardian:

Impervious

Daily Mail:

Impervious

D Express:

Impervious

The Sun:

Impervious

Daily Record:

Impervious