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William Hill Epic Value Mares Novice Hurdle (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £12269.91
  • 2m 3f 56y
  • 6 runners
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William Hill Epic Value Mares Novice Hurdle (Listed Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £2.60
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 20P-81 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner, including in Listed company at Navan last year; some fine runs over hurdles, including second in Grade 3 at Fairyhouse last January; made mistakes on seasonal debut, ending up a remote eighth; strictly on that running well held by Banntown Girl; wide-margin Fairyhouse win may have boosted her confidence but still needs to jump better.

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

3rd

8

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Jetara

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders, prominent 3rd, went second after 3 out, led narrowly before 2 out, headed approaching last, no extra run-in

100/30

3rd

6

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 78y

13:20 Leopardstown

Jetara

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Mrs John Harrington

didn't always jump with fluency, took keen hold, prominent, mistake 3rd, joined leader after 4th, led before 5th, jockey lost iron briefly after 3 out, headed before last, lost second but kept on after last, no match for first two

3/1

1st

6

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Jetara

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Mrs John Harrington

Dual bumper winner, including in Listed company at Navan last year; some fine runs over hurdles, including second in Grade 3 at Fairyhouse last January; made mistakes on seasonal debut, ending up a remote eighth; has come good on her last two starts; feasible she can sustain upward curve.

4/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 11 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beat a subsequent winner in 2m2f Sligo bumper on good ground in August; no trouble handling heavy going when beating previous debut bumper winner Cut The Rope in a 2m maiden at Limerick in October; longer trip should be easily within her range.

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

4th

1

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Fairyhouse

A Penny A Hundred

11st 5lb

J: Pavel Slozil

T: W P Mullins

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders on outer after 3 out, kept on and went modest fourth run-in, not reach leaders

14/1

5th

1

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

14:35 Limerick

A Penny A Hundred

10st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, raced in second, lost second 5 out, weakened 2 out

6/4

OUR TIP

Form: -17512 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

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.

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

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

Form: 24-122 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Point winner the season before last; second on her only bumper start; did not have much to beat in a maiden hurdle at Downpatrick in June; two good runs in defeat since then, second to fellow Irish raider Encanto Bruno in a 2m4f Cheltenham event and runner-up again behind odds-on stablemate Croke Park in a 2m4f Grade 3 event at Navan.

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

17

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Mel Monroe

10st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Gordon Elliott

Ran well over 2m4f here in October but this is a stiffer assignment and she has shown no further progress, well-held third to notable stablemate at Navan (Listed) most recently; sole win over hurdles came in an ordinary race last summer; others preferred.

50/1

3rd

5

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:15 Navan

Mel Monroe

10st 9lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, challenging before 2 out, outpaced and lost second approaching last, kept on

9/2

5th

3

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

13:49 Warwick

Mel Monroe

11st 5lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Maiden point winner who also took a maiden hurdle at Downpatrick last June; good minor honours since in novice events over about 2m4f at Cheltenham, Navan (Grade 3) and Punchestown (Listed); no ground worries and the step up to 3m holds possibilities on this handicap debut.

9/4

Form: 331 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten favourite in bumpers at Sligo in August and at the Listowel festival, racing a bit keenly on both occasions; settled better when beating a well-fancied rival in a maiden hurdle over a similar trip to this at Clonmel; Paul Townend on A Penny A Hundred.

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

8th

7

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Mount Sinai

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

25-1 when tailed off in a Listed hurdle for mares 17 days ago; had previously won a heavy-ground maiden at Clonmel and handicap newcomers from this yard always command a close look; Mullins also runs Linden Arden.

7/1

5th

6

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

14:00 Punchestown

Mount Sinai

10st 11lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

Beaten favourite in bumpers at Sligo in August and at the Listowel festival, racing a bit keenly on both occasions; settled better when beating a well-fancied rival in a maiden hurdle over a similar trip to this at Clonmel; Paul Townend on A Penny A Hundred.

10/1

1st

11

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 118y

14:35 Clonmel

Mount Sinai

11st 7lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

prominent, not fluent 1st, good jump and pressed leader from 2nd, briefly led from 3rd, raced in second after 4th, disputed lead from 4 out, led narrowly when wandered on approach 2 out, soon clear going best, easily

7/4

Form: 12 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point winner for Colin Bowe at Lingstown in March; won ordinary 2m4f mares' maiden at Listowel on first start for Henry de Bromhead; faced a different sort of test at Navan last month on soft ground, over 2m, and against geldings; coped well in the circumstances, taking second behind the improving Smooth Tom.

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

0

4

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

14:00 Punchestown

Mayors Walk

10st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Point winner for Colin Bowe at Lingstown in March; won ordinary 2m4f mares' maiden at Listowel on first start for Henry de Bromhead; faced a different sort of test at Navan last month on soft ground, over 2m, and against geldings; coped well in the circumstances, taking second behind the improving Smooth Tom.

5/1

2nd

5

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:50 Naas

Mayors Walk

10st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Point winner for Colin Bowe at Lingstown in March; won ordinary 2m4f mares' maiden at Listowel on first start for Henry de Bromhead; different sort of test now on soft ground, over a shorter trip and against geldings

9/4

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Payout
Exacta €148.00
Straight Forecast €148.70
Trifecta €501.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Jetara

SPOTLIGHT:

Banntown Girl

The Irish Sun:

A Penny A Hundred

POSTDATA:

Jetara

TOPSPEED:

Banntown Girl