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Hovis (Prev. Premier Bakeries Ireland) Mares Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 0f 190y
  • 17 runners
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Hovis (Prev. Premier Bakeries Ireland) Mares Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.70
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 4252

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Shaped well on hurdles debut in Listowel mares' maiden in June and again at Sligo last month when chasing home a clear-cut winner over 2m2f; faces better opposition here though.

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5

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:27 Down Royal

Air Drop

10st 10lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

C&D maiden winner in September; pulled up at Gowran five weeks ago in a race in which Lady Of The Vale finished third; second-string for trainer of Brighterdaysahead.

33/1

0

7

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Gowran Park

Air Drop

10st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Only ran on yielding or better; found plenty to beat subsequent winner at Down Royal; could improve but Kennedy deserts.

12/1

1st

7

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:00 Down Royal

Air Drop

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Shaped well on hurdles debut in Listowel mares' maiden in June and again at Sligo last month when chasing home a clear-cut winner over 2m2f; faces better opposition here though.

11/2

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9/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 46-8

Last run: 118 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

96-rated flat handicapper, last two wins coming in 1m6f Curragh contests; well below best at Galway last time but showed enough ability hurdling in Listed mares' novice at the Punchestown festival to suggest she can win a mares' maiden such as this.

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6th

2

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 50y

14:25 Punchestown

Dame Rapide

11st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: James M Barrett

soon led, clear 2nd

9/2

5th

5

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Dame Rapide

11st 10lb

J: Daniel King

T: James M Barrett

Rated 95 on the Flat, six wins, including three at Dundalk; landed the odds in a mares' maiden at Ballinrobe last month; more meaningful form represented by Down Royal second ahead of subsequent winner Goodie Two Shoes; opening mark looks fair, soft ground a concern.

9/4

15/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3F-

Last run: 216 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Smart flat handicapper with three wins from only five starts, notably making all at Gowran last month; promising enough hurdles debut at Leopardstown last Christmas but took a heavy fall in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse afterwards, hopefully that hasn't affected her confidence; major player.

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6th

3

(11)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 202y

15:25 Naas

Goodie Two Shoes

9st 7lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent, good headway and went third halfway

8/1

1st

3

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Killarney

Goodie Two Shoes

11st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Decent Flat sort with three wins in that sphere; solid efforts in her two completed hurdle starts and holds Final Decision on latest Down Royal run; looks a leading player.

2/1

3rd

5

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:00 Down Royal

Goodie Two Shoes

11st 5lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Smart flat handicapper with three wins from only five starts, notably making all at Gowran last month; promising enough hurdles debut at Leopardstown last Christmas but took a heavy fall in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse afterwards, hopefully that hasn't affected her confidence; major player.

15/8

Form: 335044

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Not without ability but 0-13 over hurdles now and likely place prospects at best here.

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7th

2

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 110y

14:25 Sligo

Angelsworknovrtime

11st 11lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: James Andrew Fahey

Fairly dependable in the sense that she has made the frame in six of her eight starts since May; no evidence of improvement but capable of making her presence felt; has taken fourth place in five of her six races at this venue.

8/1

3rd

10

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 50y

14:25 Punchestown

Angelsworknovrtime

10st 6lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Andrew Fahey

in rear and reminders early, headway into midfield 1st, in touch with leaders on inner 3 out, outpaced after 2 out, kept on and went modest third run-in

14/1

Form: 5-

Last run: 168 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Champs Elysees mare; closely related to high-class 2m/2m1f hurdle/chase winner Amarillo Sky; dropped out to be beaten a long way on debut here in March; tongue now fitted on return but best watched.

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8th

2

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Leahs Tricks

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: P E Collins

in touch with leaders

7/1

6th

5

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

14:15 Fairyhouse

Leahs Tricks

10st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: P E Collins

Game winner of an ordinary 2m mares' maiden here in October; out of her depth in a Grade 3 event at Down Royal; this is much more realistic; something amiss when pulled up in a handicap hurdle at Limerick in November; massive task here.

100/1

0

2

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Limerick

Leahs Tricks

11st 11lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: P E Collins

jumped left on occasions, soon led, headed and weakened after 3 out, dropped to rear when pulled up before last

8/1

Form: 5431-2

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Flat-bred filly; took five attempts to win a bumper (Kilbeggan) and better form when chasing home an odds-on shot at Punchestown in June; probably needs to improve again to make an immediate impact hurdling.

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2

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Killarney

Final Decision

11st 6lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Anthony McCann

Won a Kilbeggan bumper in April and a decent second in a winners' race at Punchestown since; not a bad Down Royal hurdling debut and should improve for it but has 7l to make up on Goodie Two Shoes.

15/2

6th

4

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:00 Down Royal

Final Decision

11st 5lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Anthony McCann

Flat-bred filly; took five attempts to win a bumper (Kilbeggan) and better form when chasing home an odds-on shot at Punchestown in June; probably needs to improve again to make an immediate impact hurdling.

10/1

Form: 348-31

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Off the mark in bumpers at the ninth attempt in 2m2f Sligo mares' contest last month, not really needing to improve on previous solid form; nicely bred sort should make her mark over hurdles.

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7th

1

25th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 105y

15:20 Roscommon

I Am Shadow

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

led narrowly or disputed lead, not fluent 1st, not fluent 8th, headed when hung right after 3 out, soon weakened gradually

14/1

7th

2

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:00 Down Royal

I Am Shadow

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Off the mark in bumpers at the ninth attempt in 2m2f Sligo mares' contest last month, not really needing to improve on previous solid form; nicely bred sort should make her mark over hurdles.

8/1

Form: 22-49

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Narrowly denied in two bumpers when trained by Willie Mullins last year but not at same level both starts this year, latest when dropping away tamely on soft ground at Galway last month; switches to hurdles here with others preferred.

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8

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Kempton

Little Soiree

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Ex-Irish mare; runner-up in two bumpers last term for Willie Mullins; lesser form, including over hurdles, this season for Paul Nolan; has not progressed but needs a market check on debut for Chris Gordon.

33/1

10th

14

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Naas

Little Soiree

11st 11lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Paul Nolan

in touch with leaders

20/1

14th

5

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

14:10 Listowel

Little Soiree

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Paul Nolan

Second in two bumpers for Willie Mullins last year; not in the same form for current yard and well held on hurdling bow at Down Royal.

33/1

Form: 587

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Recent Sligo hurdles debut a step in the right direction but needs to jump better.

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7th

15

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Fairyhouse

Sheemore

10st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Cian Collins

didn't always jump with fluency, jumped left on occasions, soon midfield, jumped badly left and reminders 4th, ridden and no impression after 3 out

100/1

0

17

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

14:10 Listowel

Sheemore

11st 4lb

J: E Walsh

T: Cian Michael Collins

Huge prices and jumped left in both recent maiden outings; not beaten far in first of them at Sligo, well held last time and steps up in trip.

50/1

9th

16

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:00 Down Royal

Sheemore

10st 11lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Cian Michael Collins

Recent Sligo hurdles debut a step in the right direction but needs to jump better.

20/1

33/1

Form: 9

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Westerner mare none too fluent on recent Kilbeggan hurdles debut; may need more time.

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8th

17

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:21 Limerick

Shindilla

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

midfield, not fluent and lost ground 1st

16/1

6th

18

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Shindilla

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

in touch with leaders, hampered by faller 1st, midfield when not fluent 4 out, some headway but no impression before 2 out

66/1

Form: 565-16 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Made all to win a bumper at Cork in May but lots to find on three previous attempts hurdling and may be more one for handicaps.

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8

(3)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Navan

Young Lucy

9st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: A J Martin

Beat last week's Punchestown winner Familiar Dreams in a bumper last May; has become bitterly disappointing given that level of form and was behind some of these at Gowran two weeks ago.

20/1

15th

16

(9)

23rd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

18:15 Gowran Park

Young Lucy

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: A J Martin

Bumper winner at Cork last May, beating subsequent three-time winner Familiar Dreams; modest form over hurdles; best of three maidens run was over 1m4f at Galway.

12/1

Form: 9

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Let down by her jumping on Downpatrick debut last month, can only be watched.

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6th

11

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Limerick

Sallys Cave

10st 8lb

J: Mr I Ryan

T: Francis Casey

Nothing in three qualifying maidens and jumping remains an issue; big step up in trip might suit stoutly-bred mare on handicap debut.

20/1

7th

9

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

14:15 Downpatrick

Sallys Cave

10st 11lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Francis Casey

Let down by her jumping when well held on both recent maiden hurdle runs; can only be watched.

66/1

Form:

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Winner on the Flat for Marco Botti in Britain and rated 78; hampered early and possibly lost confidence after that on hurdles debut at Punchestown in June; best watched for now.

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5th

18

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:35 Punchestown

Summertime Romance

11st 5lb

J: A P Heskin

T: C A McBratney

Winner on the Flat for Marco Botti in Britain and rated 78; hampered early and possibly lost confidence after that on hurdles debut at Punchestown in June; again met interference at the first at Down Royal last month.

66/1

13th

3

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:00 Down Royal

Summertime Romance

11st 7lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: C A McBratney

Winner on the Flat for Marco Botti in Britain and rated 78; hampered early and possibly lost confidence after that on hurdles debut at Punchestown in June; best watched for now.

33/1

12th

10

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Punchestown

Summertime Romance

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: C A McBratney

Winner on the Flat for Marco Botti in Britain; rated 78 in that sphere and interesting to see what level of ability she shows here.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Limited flat maiden in Britain for Clice Cox and Edward Bethell; 4,800gns buy at Tattersalls July Sales and unusual recruit to top yard but half-sister to winning hurdler Gentleman Joe so could take to this discipline.

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14th

17

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:00 Down Royal

Stellar Queen

10st 11lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Limited flat maiden in Britain for Clice Cox and Edward Bethell; 4,800gns buy at Tattersalls July Sales and unusual recruit to top yard but half-sister to winning hurdler Gentleman Joe so could take to this discipline.

6/1

10th

7

(10)

25th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

16:10 Catterick

Stellar Queen

9st 5lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Can certainly be given a chance based on four of her seven efforts when trained by Clive Cox; took a step back in the right direction at Beverley latest (7.5f, soft; first-time cheekpieces) on her second start for this trainer; drops 1lb; not ruled out.

9/2

3rd

5

(2)

1st May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

16:03 Beverley

Stellar Queen

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Didn't deliver on her early promise for Clive Cox; didn't run badly when fourth of eight over the extended 1m here on her stable debut 12 days ago and dropped another 2lb for her troubles; any improvement for the application of cheekpieces would bring her into the reckoning.

3/1

Form: 760

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Midfield in both bumpers and never sighted on last month's hurdles debut at Tramore; easily passed over.

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6th

15

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Its Not Over Yet

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

midfield

25/1

6

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

13:55 Down Royal

Its Not Over Yet

10st 13lb

J: James Duggan

T: Oliver McKiernan

Mild bumper promise but beaten long way in three maiden hurdles on quicker ground than this; hard to make a case for.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Free Eagle mare went for small money as both a foal and yearling; dam 1m3f winner (RPR 79), half-sister to useful 5f-6f winner Open Wide & 7f-1m winner Katimavik; tongue-tied for debut and likely best watched.

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12th

13

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:13 Fairyhouse

Fly With Me Chik

10st 11lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Big odds and tailed off in maidens at Down Royal and here.

100/1

9th

5

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Fairyhouse

Fly With Me Chik

10st 13lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

towards rear throughout

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Westerner mare is first foal of an unraced half-sister to 2m1f-2m4f hurdle winner Ilikeyou; hooded for debut and seems best watched although yard among the winners this week.

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4th

5

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:30 Naas

Cullagh West

11st 7lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: Seamus Fahey

Already tailed off when running out at the third-last in a maiden hurdle at Down Royal in September; 200-1 shot on that occasion.

50/1

0

9

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:00 Down Royal

Cullagh West

10st 13lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Seamus Fahey

Westerner mare is first foal of an unraced half-sister to 2m1f-2m4f hurdle winner Ilikeyou; hooded for debut and seems best watched although yard among the winners this week.

50/1

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Straight Forecast €201.40
Trifecta €534.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Goodie Two Shoes

TOPSPEED:

Air Drop

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Dame Rapide

The Irish Sun:

Goodie Two Shoes

POSTDATA:

Air Drop