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O’Flynn Group Irish EBF Mares Novice Chase (Grade 2)

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  • 2m 0f 160y
  • 5 runners
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O’Flynn Group Irish EBF Mares Novice Chase (Grade 2)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

Form: 523F31

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ordinary enough maiden hurdler but looked a much better chaser on Gowran debut last month when making all for clear-cut success over 2m4f (heavy), having settled better and jumped soundly; big step up in grade here but can't be ruled out.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Silent Approach

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: C O’Keeffe

Maiden hurdler, rated 109; now established as a good chaser; made all for an emphatic win at Gowran; no apparent fluke about her 33-1 win from Harmonya Maker in a mares' Grade 2 Cork event over an extended 2m; another fine effort when third to Spillane's Tower at Punchestown; not quite as good a week later at Thurles, run may have come too soon.

8/1

3rd

2

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 35y

13:05 Thurles

Silent Approach

11st 3lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: C O’Keeffe

led, headed and lost second when weakened before last, no impression when mistake last

9/4

3rd

2

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 146y

13:05 Punchestown

Silent Approach

11st 3lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: C O’Keeffe

prominent, went second going okay before 2 out, no extra when lost second before last

9/1

Form: 1UFP-1 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

133-rated novice hurdler last season looked a smart recruit to chasing when hammering an odds-on shot over this trip at Gowran last month, jumping well and seeing it out strongly; respected.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

1st

3

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 35y

13:05 Thurles

Harmonya Maker

10st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, shaken up to lead before last, ridden and kept on well run-in

3/1

3rd

1

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

13:27 Limerick

Harmonya Maker

10st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Warm favourite when coming unstuck at Cork behind a shock winner (Hauturiere 4th); not helped on that occasion by repeatedly jumping to her left, but ran a cracker under the circumstances, and whilst tendency to jump left remains a concern, she looks to have a golden chance here to recoup the losses.

4/6

11/8

Form: 1131- D

Last run: 241 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Among the leading juvenile hurdlers last season, winning Grade 3 at Fairyhouse, fine third in Triumph Hurdle and then not suited by steady pace when scrambling home in Grade 1 Anniversary Hurdle at Aintree, having probably gone on too soon; very interesting recruit to chasing and holds a Grade 1 entry in the Racing Post Novice at Leopardstown over Christmas.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

Zenta

11st 5lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: W P Mullins

Good juvenile hurdler last season, winning a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse and the Grade 1 at Aintree; somewhat disappointing on his chase debut at Cork in December; back over hurdles off a mark which could be exploitable; interesting runner.

10/1

3rd

5

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

13:45 Cork

Zenta

10st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Among the leading juvenile hurdlers last season, winning Grade 3 at Fairyhouse, fine third in Triumph Hurdle and then not suited by steady pace when scrambling home in Grade 1 Anniversary Hurdle at Aintree, having probably gone on too soon; very interesting recruit to chasing and holds a Grade 1 entry in the Racing Post Novice at Leopardstown over Christmas.

11/8

1st

11

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Zenta

10st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Listed winner in France then followed up in Fairyhouse Grade 3 on debut for Willie Mullins; subsequently ran well (12-1 third) in a Triumph Hurdle that was dominated by her trainer; top rated and still improving.

5/4

Form: 1124-1

Last run: 210 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

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.

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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

16/1

Form: 7-1552 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual winner over hurdles and successful start chasing when making all in ordinary Tramore mares event in June; hasn't progressed however in three starts since in better company and looks to have it to do here.

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

5th

3

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

13:45 Cork

Heia

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Dual winner over hurdles and successful start chasing when making all in ordinary Tramore mares event in June; hasn't progressed however in three starts since in better company and looks to have it to do here.

16/1

2nd

3

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 65y

16:20 Clonmel

Heia

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold early, raced in second, pressed leader when jumped slightly left 7th, led before 4 out, headed 2 out, soon no extra, weakening when mistake and pecked on landing last

7/2

5th

3

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Listowel

Heia

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Twice successful over hurdles, rated 134; made a bright start over fences with a comfortable win at Tramore in June; stable's second-string when unable to make much impression at Galway.

2/1

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Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Harmonya Maker

SPOTLIGHT:

Zenta

TOPSPEED:

Harmonya Maker

POSTDATA:

Harmonya Maker

The Irish Sun:

Harmonya Maker