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Hanlon Concrete Irish EBF Glencarraig Lady Francis Flood Mares Chase (Grade 2)

  • Prize money: £41769.91
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • 7 runners
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Hanlon Concrete Irish EBF Glencarraig Lady Francis Flood Mares Chase (Grade 2)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/10 (Won)

  • Win: £1.60
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 5-1111 C

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 155

Form & Verdict

Battled on gamely to win the mares' chase at Cheltenham last month when making it four in a row over fences; slightly longer trip won't be an issue and she won going away, suggesting she had more in the locker; the one to beat here.

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

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

100/30

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 442131 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Took her form to a new level when winning a Listed mares' at Fairyhouse earlier this month, getting the better of Allegorie De Vassy; that rival made a mistake at the last but the race was still in the balance and as a five-year-old, she has more upside; may confirm the form.

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

2nd

6

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:50 Punchestown

Instit

10st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Made all to beat a below par Allegorie De Vassy in a Fairyhouse Listed last year; broadly consistent since then, second to Ardera Ru at Fairyhouse and in a Listed at Perth last week; should get into the money.

10/1

2nd

3

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:25 Perth

Instit

11st 2lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Fifth in the Mares' Chase at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft; Riviere D'Etel 5l back in sixth) and subsequently runner-up at Fairyhouse (2m5f, heavy); this trip should suit and she's an obvious contender.

5/2

2nd

1

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Instit

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Paid the price for a pace battle in the Mares' Chase at Cheltenham and doesn't look well treated on this season's form but a repeat of her career best over C&D last season would put in her in the mix.

11/4

Form: 1-1122 D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 151

Form & Verdict

Jumps right but she's a consistent sort at this level and finished runner-up to Impervious at the Festival prior to running to a similar level behind Instit last time when turned over at odds on (bad mistake at the last when race was in the balance); interesting that Townend keeps the faith but possibly becoming exposed now.

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

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14/1

Form: 12-445 C

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

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.

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

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: 53-24F C

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 149

Form & Verdict

Turned over at odds on at Carlisle on her penultimate start and fell after a mistake at Cheltenham behind some of these last time; career best required.

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

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: 1-6544 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 12lb

11 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

1-15 over fences; rated 43lb below her closest rival.

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

5

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:50 Punchestown

Echoes Of Family

10st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Won a mares handicap chase two years ago; returned after nearly six months off when a well beaten third in a point-to-point here in February; makes no appeal.

150/1

8th

9

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 140y

18:55 Wexford

Echoes Of Family

11st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Record of 1-17 over fences and had just three runs in the last year; made a mistake and pulled-up in testing ground on recent return but can be forgiven that; not dismissed.

14/1

0

2

8th Aug 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 57y

19:30 Roscommon

Echoes Of Family

11st 11lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Outclassed in a Grade 2 last time (fell midrace) but she's only 1-16 over fences and her sole win came off a 4lb lower mark; goes on this ground but others appeal more on her return from a lengthy break.

14/1

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Non-runners

Dolcita

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €35.00
Straight Forecast €47.90
Trifecta €105.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Instit

SPOTLIGHT:

Impervious

TOPSPEED:

Instit

POSTDATA:

Instit

The Irish Sun:

Impervious