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Best Of Luck To The Irish At Cheltenham Mares Maiden Hurdle

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  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Best Of Luck To The Irish At Cheltenham Mares Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.10
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 096

Last run: 102 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tramore sixth on her second hurling start provides mild encouragement; more likely as one for handicaps in due course.

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3rd

2

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:20 Limerick

Queen Nel

11st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: R P Cody

raced in second, pressed leader 3 out, lost second 2 out, weakening when mistake last, soon no extra

13/8

1st

10

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Gowran Park

Queen Nel

11st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: R P Cody

Tramore sixth on her second hurling start provides mild encouragement; more likely as one for handicaps in due course.

20/1

6th

13

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

12:30 Tramore

Queen Nel

11st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: R P Cody

Not shown a great deal in either run, a Galway bumper and Gowran maiden.

100/1

Form: 3-39

Last run: 140 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Three bumper runs last year; form of both long-priced debut third at Tipperary last April and Kilbeggan third the following month is quite solid, beaten less than 4l both times; something amiss when completely tailed off at Limerick in October.

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3rd

7

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Penelopes Charm

11st 4lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Daniel William O’Sullivan

Three bumper runs last year; form of long-priced debut third at Tipperary and Kilbeggan third is quite solid, beaten less than 4l both times; something amiss when completely tailed off at Limerick in October; fair third in a maiden hurdle at Gowran three weeks ago; stiff task against winners.

33/1

3rd

9

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Gowran Park

Penelopes Charm

11st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Daniel William O’Sullivan

Three bumper runs last year; form of both long-priced debut third at Tipperary last April and Kilbeggan third the following month is quite solid, beaten less than 4l both times; something amiss when completely tailed off at Limerick in October.

6/1

9th

6

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:31 Limerick

Penelopes Charm

11st 4lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Daniel William O’Sullivan

prominent, weakened quickly over 4f out

13/2

Form: 44P BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Point winner; weakened late on hurdling debut over 2m4f Limerick and again did not quite get home when beaten narrow margins in fourth over a bit further at Punchestown; now has questions to answer after Clonmel flop; perhaps this drop in trip will do the trick.

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4th

11

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

13:55 Down Royal

Pallas Athene

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Closely related to 1m4f/2m Flat (in Australia) and useful 2m4f hurdler Crosshill; dam bumper winner/placed 2m hurdler; point-to-point winner last season and easily pick of four attempts hurdling when close fourth over this trip at Punchestown (soft); tame efforts both starts since however leaves her with plenty of questions to answer.

7/2

4th

8

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Gowran Park

Pallas Athene

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Point winner; weakened late on hurdling debut over 2m4f Limerick and again did not quite get home when beaten narrow margins in fourth over a bit further at Punchestown; now has questions to answer after Clonmel flop; perhaps this drop in trip will do the trick.

9/4

12

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

13:10 Clonmel

Pallas Athene

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Point winner; weakened late on debut at Limerick and again did not quite get home when narrowly beaten at Punchestown (Kiltealy Park third); slight drop back in trip could well suit although more is needed in a better race.

5/1

Form: 7560

Last run: 219 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in bumpers last year but not an obvious contender on jumping debut.

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15th

13

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 130y

14:40 Tramore

Shanlaylin

10st 13lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

Shown ability in five runs so far and may have needed last month's return when a distant fifth at Gowran; could be in the mix for the places if she comes on for that.

8/1

Form: 204

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Three bumper runs; promising debut for Richie Rath when second at 66-1 in a good-ground contest at Wexford last June; ran too freely on stable debut at Down Royal in September; soundly beaten in fourth when hooded at Gowran three weeks ago.

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14th

16

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

13:30 Naas

Sadies Diamond

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

always behind

33/1

9

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:30 Limerick

Sadies Diamond

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Three bumper runs; promising debut for Richie Rath when second at 66-1 in a good-ground contest at Wexford last June; ran too freely on stable debut at Down Royal in September; again very keen in a recent maiden hurdle at Gowran.

8/1

6th

12

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Gowran Park

Sadies Diamond

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Three bumper runs; promising debut for Richie Rath when second at 66-1 in a good-ground contest at Wexford last June; ran too freely on stable debut at Down Royal in September; soundly beaten in fourth when hooded at Gowran three weeks ago.

14/1

Form: 0F

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Unseated in a point; in rear in a bumper; was in the process of running well when falling two out on hurdling debut at Fairyhouse; could be on the upgrade.

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7th

12

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Naas

Spanish Maid

11st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Francis J Flood

In the process of running well when falling two out on hurdling debut at Fairyhouse; soundly beaten at Down Royal.

25/1

7th

14

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Gowran Park

Spanish Maid

11st 7lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Francis J Flood

Unseated in a point; in rear in a bumper; was in the process of running well when falling two out on hurdling debut at Fairyhouse; could be on the upgrade.

12/1

5

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Fairyhouse

Spanish Maid

10st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Francis J Flood

Unseated in a point and was tailed off in a bumper on rules debut.

200/1

Form:

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Big price when finishing towards the rear in a 2m4f race in this category at Limerick in December.

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7th

18

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 202y

15:40 Thurles

Whatyouwant

11st 5lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Michael C Griffin

towards rear

100/1

Form: 090F

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has struggled in maidens so far though she was in touch when falling four out at Cork.

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14

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:50 Naas

Rebel Cowgirl

11st 1lb

J: Niall Moore

T: M A Cahill

in touch with leaders, went third after 1st

7/1

2nd

11

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:17 Down Royal

Rebel Cowgirl

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: M A Cahill

led, clear after 3rd, reduced lead before 3 out, 2 lengths ahead when mistake last, headed inside final 110yds, kept on

50/1

50/1

Form: 06

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Unlikely to be good enough on the evidence of outings at Naas and Fairyhouse.

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6th

7

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:35 Clonmel

Volez Vous

11st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: D Deacon

Tailed off in trio of starts at triple figure odds so far.

100/1

Form: 86

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Improved a little from a bumper run at Punchestown when making her hurdling debut at Navan last week (a race in which Jokers 'N Clowns took no part); needs to jump better.

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10th

13

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 150y

14:17 Navan

Mayos Vendangeur

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Will need to qualify for a handicap mark judged on her first two runs over hurdles.

66/1

Form: 50

Last run: 281 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Faded late but was beaten only around 12l when fifth in a Cork bumper last May; failed to build on that promising display at Down Royal the following month; hooded now for her hurdling debut.

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10th

8

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Naas

Miss Direct

11st 7lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: P Cluskey

Beaten only around 12l when fifth in a Cork bumper last May; tailed off twice since then, including on hurdling debut at Gowran last month.

66/1

14th

7

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Gowran Park

Miss Direct

11st 7lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: P Cluskey

Faded late but was beaten only around 12l when fifth in a Cork bumper last May; failed to build on that promising display at Down Royal the following month; hooded now for her hurdling debut.

25/1

13th

6

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 180y

20:30 Down Royal

Miss Direct

11st 5lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: P Cluskey

Faded late but was only beaten roughly 12l when fifth in a Cork bumper last month; not ruled out if she can build on that in a weak contest.

6/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Fourth foal; half-sister to 2m4f hurdle winner Magheralin Mick; dam bumper winner, half-sister to useful winners Boychuk and Golden Chieftain; only runner of her age; in good hands but may need to pick up experience.

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13th

11

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Connemara Shore

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Robert Tyner

Beaten out of sight on debut at Gowran three weeks ago; hard to make a case for.

66/1

15th

17

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Gowran Park

Connemara Shore

10st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Fourth foal; half-sister to 2m4f hurdle winner Magheralin Mick; dam bumper winner, half-sister to useful winners Boychuk and Golden Chieftain; only runner of her age; in good hands but may need to pick up experience.

20/1

Form: P8

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Pulled up on her hurdles debut at Punchestown and completely tailed off at Thurles.

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5th

5

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:20 Limerick

Maivangomary

11st 1lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ray Hackett

in rear throughout, detached from 3 out

33/1

16th

5

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Gowran Park

Maivangomary

11st 7lb

J: Luke Donnelly

T: Ray Hackett

Pulled up on her hurdles debut at Punchestown and completely tailed off at Thurles.

100/1

8th

11

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 132y

14:33 Thurles

Maivangomary

10st 11lb

J: Luke Donnelly

T: Ray Hackett

Pulled up on her hurdles debut at Punchestown last month; best watched.

66/1

Form:

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Half-sister to 2m1f hurdle winner Ben Thomson; dam unraced half-sister to winners, including the talented Monksland; odds-on winner of a five-runner mares' maiden point at Ballindenisk in January; made little impression on hurdling debut at Naas.

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1st

6

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

17:07 Ballinrobe

Diamond Nora

10st 13lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Declan Queally

made all, pushed along and faced challenge approaching last, went clear again run-in, kept on well

100/1

1

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Gowran Park

Diamond Nora

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Declan Queally

Half-sister to 2m1f hurdle winner Ben Thomson; dam unraced half-sister to winners, including the talented Monksland; odds-on winner of a five-runner mares' maiden point at Ballindenisk in January; made little impression on hurdling debut at Naas.

10/1

Form: 4

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Showed nothing on a sole point-to-point appearance; remote fourth of seven finishers on hurdling debut at Punchestown.

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16th

13

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

13:30 Naas

Dont Tell Shirley

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Showed nothing on a sole point-to-point appearance; remote fourth of seven finishers on hurdling debut at Punchestown, beaten a long way in mid-division at Gowran.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: R

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Stayed on gamely to win a maiden point at Tattersalls Farm in December; unruly at the start and dislodged her rider when a well-supported second-favourite on hurdling debut in an ordinary maiden at Navan last Saturday; hooded now; could be a factor if she behaves herself.

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10th

5

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

14:20 Cork

Jokers n Clowns

11st 7lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Point winner; acted up badly at the start on her track debut at Navan; almost made amends when second in a competitive Gowran contest a week later; can still improve and should take some beating although the hood is left off today.

2/1

3

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Gowran Park

Jokers n Clowns

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Stayed on gamely to win a maiden point at Tattersalls Farm in December; unruly at the start and dislodged her rider when a well-supported second-favourite on hurdling debut in an ordinary maiden at Navan last Saturday; hooded now; could be a factor if she behaves herself.

3/1

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Selections

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