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Bowers Bar & Restaurant Mares Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 1f 98y
  • 18 runners
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Bowers Bar & Restaurant Mares Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 5-4352

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Distant third in a 25-runner maiden hurdle at Naas was followed by a moderate fifth at Fairyhouse; restored to earlier form when second to useful-looking newcomer We Got It at Navan on latest; can be rated the main threat to Banntown Girl.

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

10th

20

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Broomfield Bijou

10st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: J P Dempsey

midfield, bit short of room on inner before 1st, lost position after 5th, brief headway when not fluent 2 out, soon weakened

20/1

8th

3

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Broomfield Bijou

10st 11lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: J P Dempsey

Won twice over hurdles towards the end of last season, including a Punchestown festival handicap off 7lb lower than this; interesting back in handicap company after two runs in conditions races; wear cheekpieces for the first time; each-way proposition.

10/1

Form: 3-4230

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Chase career was put on hold after two defeats before Christmas; ran well back over hurdles at Leopardstown, taking third place in a valuable 2m1f handicap at the Dublin Racing Festival for the second successive season; out of her depth in Cheltenham Festival Grade 2 contest; 117-rated bumper-winning mare stands out in this company on overall form.

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3rd

3

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 112y

14:10 Naas

Banntown Girl

10st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

led, headed and raced in second after 2nd, outpaced and dropped to rear before 2 out, kept on and went third towards finish

7/1

3rd

2

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

14:00 Punchestown

Banntown Girl

10st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

Generally reliable and very experienced novice who has recorded two wins and seven places from 12 starts over hurdles; 19l handicap winner over 2m here in October, earning promotion to 127; continued her progression with a clear second behind the unbeaten Brighterdaysahead in a Grade 3 event at Down Royal, and now rated 132.

3/1

2nd

6

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:27 Down Royal

Banntown Girl

10st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

Generally reliable and relatively experienced novice who has recorded two wins and six places from 11 starts over hurdles; 19l handicap winner at Punchestown on latest; up in class now and may find a few too good.

12/1

16/1

  • Place: £6.00

Form: 330780

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Dual winner on the Flat for Noel Meade in 2021, showing a liking for a sound surface; modest hurdles form, officially rated 27lb inferior to Banntown Girl.

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8th

4

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:10 Perth

Female Approach

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Daragh Bourke

0-12 over hurdles when trained in Ireland and failed to make an impact on first two starts for new stable (2m4f/3m); first-time tongue-tie needs to make a big difference here; raced mainly on good ground.

20/1

0

3

3rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:55 Southwell

Female Approach

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Daragh Bourke

0-12 over hurdles when trained in Ireland and was safely held when ninth of 16 on last month's stable debut at Hexham (2m4f, good); clearly needs to do better here.

20/1

9th

3

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:40 Hexham

Female Approach

11st 13lb

J: William Maggs

T: Daragh Bourke

0-12 over hurdles in Ireland but signed off there with two very respectable runs in big-field handicaps this spring (3m/3m1f); cheekpieces removed for today's stable debut; should cope with the drop back in trip.

10/1

Form: 08F-P6

Last run: 240 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Had shown very little before a fair sixth in a weak race at Sligo on her final 2022 start.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

7

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 98y

16:50 Ballinrobe

Lovely Hans

10st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: P Cluskey

Had shown very little before a fair sixth in a weak race at Sligo on her final 2022 start.

33/1

6th

9

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 110y

17:25 Sligo

Lovely Hans

10st 13lb

J: E Walsh

T: P Cluskey

took keen hold, midfield, in touch with leaders when not fluent 3 out, soon pushed along, ridden and weakened after 2 out

100/1

11

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 198y

19:00 Roscommon

Lovely Hans

11st 5lb

J: E Walsh

T: P Cluskey

in rear, not fluent 10th, ridden and struggling before 3 out, soon pulled up

100/1

Form: 23000

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful placed form in bumpers for Pat Turley last autumn; has failed to show an equivalent standard in maiden hurdles so far; perhaps premature to write off, but hard to fancy here.

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4

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 116y

19:40 Bellewstown

Workforadime

11st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

towards rear, keeping on but still plenty to do when fell 2 out

9/2

2nd

11

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

13:55 Thurles

Workforadime

10st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Well exposed mare, placed on both bumper outings for her previous trainer; placed over hurdles for the first time at Down Royal last month on her 12th attempt.

11/2

25/1

Form: 80

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Poor form on Flat, including in two starts for this stable last year; just a hint of promise in mid-field at Naas recently on her second hurdles start.

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

12th

12

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 100y

18:50 Downpatrick

Bint Alsarab

10st 1lb

J: Conor Orr

T: E D Delany

in touch with leaders

33/1

6th

14

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 98y

16:50 Ballinrobe

Bint Alsarab

10st 5lb

J: Conor Orr

T: E D Delany

Poor form on Flat, including in two starts for this stable last year; just a hint of promise in mid-field at Naas recently on her second hurdles start.

25/1

10th

18

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 63y

13:57 Naas

Bint Alsarab

11st 0lb

J: Conor Orr

T: E D Delany

in touch with leaders, not fluent 5th, not fluent 4 out, nudged along when jumped slightly left and weakened 2 out

66/1

Form: 9

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-sister to French-trained winners including Falstaff, a Grade 3 hurdles scorer; solid predominantly Flat pedigree; needs to jump a lot better than on debut at Naas; place prospects if doing so.

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0

5

30th Sep 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 50y

15:25 Gowran Park

Emotional Damage

11st 9lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Shown very little in four runs so far but may have needed her handicap debut a fortnight ago; step up in trip needs to yield plenty more.

13/2

12th

12

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:55 Navan

Emotional Damage

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Shown very little in a trio of maiden hurdles so far; improvement needed on handicap debut returning from 135 days off.

12/1

17th

12

4th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 170y

17:20 Tipperary

Emotional Damage

10st 13lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Gordon Elliott

Has looked in need of further than this in her first two races; perhaps one for handicaps in due course.

25/1

Form: PF

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Two starts in points, two maiden hurdle outings, yet to complete the course; blinkered now.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

11

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 98y

16:50 Ballinrobe

Skipinyourstep

10st 13lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Richard James Daniels

Two starts in points, two maiden hurdle outings, yet to complete the course; blinkered now.

100/1

10

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Navan

Skipinyourstep

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Richard James Daniels

Pulled up in both point starts and was 250-1 when suffering the same fate on Rules bow latest.

150/1

17

27th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:04 Limerick

Skipinyourstep

10st 13lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Richard James Daniels

led narrowly, headed and weakened quickly before 3 out, mistake 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

200/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Home-bred mare from small County Tipperary stable; first foal out of a mare who was placed in bumpers and over hurdles; likely to need experience.

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6th

15

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 122y

19:08 Ballinrobe

Seriously Ava

10st 10lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Una Corcoran

Insufficient promise in her maidens to expect too much of her on handicap debut.

33/1

Form: 5

Last run: 250 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Twice placed in points late last season; moderate Flat form last year; makes hurdling/stable debut after six months off.

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5th

15

8th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:30 Bellewstown

Winning Mischief

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Hourigan

prominent, dropped to midfield 2nd, headway 5th, ridden and weakened before 2 out

16/1

11

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 165y

13:45 Downpatrick

Winning Mischief

10st 13lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Michael Hourigan

Placed in two points' and best efforts over hurdles have come the last twice when not beaten far in maidens at Tipperary and Listowel; needs to find a bit more but should be involved.

11/2

3rd

16

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Listowel

Winning Mischief

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Hourigan

Runner-up in a point; modest Flat form; tailed off on hurdling debut at Ballinrobe on first run after a break; much-improved when fourth at Tipperary but may struggle to reverse form with third-placed Katherine.

12/1

Form: 07F

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability at Galway last October; making some headway when falling five out at Thurles a month ago; possible contender for minor honours.

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13

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 120y

17:05 Cork

Ella Rose

11st 5lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: D E Prendergast

led, headed but prominent after 1st

14/1

7th

13

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Tipperary

Ella Rose

11st 6lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: D E Prendergast

Runner-up at Gowran (2m4f) but disappointing over 3m since and then over fences; needs a return to her best dropping in trip.

14/1

Form: 00

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off on debut at Gowran; mid-division at Naas on second outing; will need to qualify for a handicap mark.

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10

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 150y

16:05 Wexford

Shana Cloon

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Knocking on the door in handicap hurdles recently but this is tougher against some unexposed sorts back in a maiden hurdle.

7/1

2nd

10

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:50 Naas

Shana Cloon

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield

7/2

Form: 00-0P

Last run: 106 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

10-year-old has raced only four times, nothing to suggest any chance of maiden hurdle success.

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13th

9

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 98y

16:50 Ballinrobe

Royal Diver

10st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: V T O’Brien

10-year-old has raced only four times, nothing to suggest any chance of maiden hurdle success.

100/1

15

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Royal Diver

11st 5lb

J: Evan Dwan

T: V T O’Brien

midfield, dropped to rear and pushed along halfway, became detached from 7th

50/1

17

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

12:15 Limerick

Royal Diver

11st 5lb

J: James Duggan

T: V T O’Brien

Made a belated debut last year; has shown nothing in three outings; third reserve.

Form: 5667

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten at Down Royal and Wexford on her first two maiden hurdle outings; unlikely to feature.

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0

4

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

14:10 Ayr

Nowinittowinit

11st 4lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

Won two in a row in the spring (2m4f/3m, good to soft/good) and she may have needed her next run at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago; wears a first-time tongue-tie and is not written off but she has something to prove, including on the forecast testing ground.

7/1

5th

4

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:35 Musselburgh

Nowinittowinit

11st 4lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

Arrives seeking a protracted hat-trick, having won twice at Perth (2m4f, good to soft; 3m, good) in the spring, the latter easily; remains unexposed and, with the yard's runners in good nick, she's a player if returning in the same form.

9/4

Form: 99

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

No threat in two outings (bumper and maiden hurdle) at Cork in recent weeks; safe to rule out; first reserve.

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17th

9

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Listowel

Princess Of Paris

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Michael Winters

Has shown nothing in a bumper and two maiden hurdle outings to encourage support.

100/1

11th

8

18th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Tipperary

Princess Of Paris

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Michael Winters

No threat in a bumper and a maiden hurdle at Cork in recent months.

50/1

19

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:25 Killarney

Princess Of Paris

10st 11lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Michael Winters

No threat in a bumper and a maiden hurdle at Cork in recent months, third reserve.

Form: 6

Last run: 196 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Moderate form on the Flat; very remote sixth at Gowran last autumn on only previous hurdles run; second reserve,

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0

2

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 185y

17:35 Sligo

Comeragh Belle

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: M Flannery

Poor maiden under both codes, easily passed over.

66/1

10th

15

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 122y

19:38 Ballinrobe

Comeragh Belle

10st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: M Flannery

100-1 when brought down early in her latest maiden and tailed off on the Flat since then.

66/1

14th

14

(4)

5th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 120y

19:45 Tipperary

Comeragh Belle

8st 12lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: M Flannery

dwelt start, towards rear

50/1

Form: P

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

50-1 when pulled-up three out on debut at Wexford a fortnight ago; third reserve.

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12

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

18:30 Down Royal

Alkascotch

10st 11lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: S R B Crawford

Showed some improvement on third hurdle start at Clonmel but Wexford run since a backward step; cheekpieces now tried.

16/1

10th

1

20th May 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:40 Wexford

Alkascotch

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

towards rear of midfield, not fluent 3rd, dropped to rear 5th, slow jump 6th

20/1

6th

2

11th May 2023

Soft

2m 0f 54y

16:45 Clonmel

Alkascotch

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

No show on both maiden outings; can only be watched for now.

33/1

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Non-runners

Lothbeg, Nowinittowinit, Princess Of Paris, Comeragh Belle, Alkascotch

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Payout
Exacta €32.00
Straight Forecast €28.20
Trifecta €233.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Banntown Girl

POSTDATA:

Broomfield Bijou

RP Ratings (IRE):

Banntown Girl

TOPSPEED:

Banntown Girl

The Irish Sun:

Banntown Girl