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Solerina January 28th Mares Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 3f 110y
  • 12 runners
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Solerina January 28th Mares Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: 5-43

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Back up in trip; ran a promising race last time out in what looked a strong contest, albeit she was beaten a long way; she is going the right way.
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5th

2

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

14:53 Fairyhouse

Broomfield Bijou

11st 7lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

Back up in trip; ran a promising race last time out in what looked a strong contest, albeit she was beaten a long way; she is going the right way.

10/1

3rd

4

20th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 201y

14:35 Naas

Broomfield Bijou

11st 7lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

Filly with a smart pedigree; not beaten far in a bumper on her only start last term; a distant fourth at Fairyhouse on her hurdling debut; open to improvement.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
E12,000 3yo; 4th foal; sister to useful 2m4f/2m5f hurdle winner Atlantic Fairy; dam placed point/unplaced bumpers and hurdles, half-sister to bumper/2m3f-3m2f hurdle/chase winner Keepitsecret and bumper/2m4f hurdle/2m6f chase winner Be My Leader; interesting connections have persevered with this 8yo; worth a market check.
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3rd

3

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

14:53 Fairyhouse

Crumb Of Comfort

11st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

E12,000 3yo; 4th foal; sister to useful 2m4f/2m5f hurdle winner Atlantic Fairy; dam placed point/unplaced bumpers and hurdles, half-sister to bumper/2m3f-3m2f hurdle/chase winner Keepitsecret and bumper/2m4f hurdle/2m6f chase winner Be My Leader; interesting connections have persevered with this 8yo; worth a market check.

8/1

17

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 170y

13:05 Tramore

Crumb Of Comfort

10st 11lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Third reserve; Jeremy mare; sister to useful 2m4f/2m5f hurdle winner Atlantic Fairy; dam placed point/unplaced bumpers and hurdles; check market if she gets a run.

Form: 66/52

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Fifth in a beginners' chase at Downpatrick in August before winning three points this winter; very encouraging second in a maiden hurdle at Limerick three weeks ago, travelling strongly; first time visor on; a likely contender.
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4

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

14:53 Fairyhouse

Desert Heather

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Declan Queally

Fifth in a beginners' chase at Downpatrick in August before winning three points in the autumn campaign; encouraging second in a maiden hurdle at Limerick, travelling strongly; first time visor on; major contender, though the Limerick form was let down by the winner Go Boy at Navan last Saturday.

9/2

2nd

11

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Desert Heather

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Declan Queally

prominent in chasing group, headway and made challenge home turn, pressed leader 2 out, pushed along and went clear with winner approaching last, kept on

4/1

Form: 56

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Improved on debut to finish a respectable sixth at Tramore on latest start; first-time cheekpieces on; needs to improve to land this but not without a chance.
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6

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

14:53 Fairyhouse

Fortunefavorsdbold

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Paul Nolan

Improved on debut to finish a respectable sixth at Tramore on latest start; first-time cheekpieces on; needs to improve to land this but not without a chance.

20/1

6th

7

6th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:15 Tramore

Fortunefavorsdbold

10st 13lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Paul Nolan

A 10l second at Dromahane in April on only point-to-point start; remote fifth on hurdling debut at Fairyhouse last month.

16/1

Form:

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Showed little on debut under rules at Fairyhouse; hood comes off; big ask
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15

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:32 Navan

Glen Ali

11st 5lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

Pulled up on both point outings; 150-1, struggled on racecourse debut at Fairyhouse last Saturday.

200/1

16th

12

14th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 110y

13:02 Fairyhouse

Glen Ali

11st 7lb

J: Mr B W Harvey

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

Pulled up on both point outings and hard to make a case for; hooded first time here.

200/1

Form: /225-2

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Useful hurdler; first run after nine months off at Limerick when second to Shecouldbeanything, staying on well in the finish; will go on improving and certainly has the ability to land one of these; the one to beat.
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1st

10

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

14:53 Fairyhouse

Hauturiere

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders on inner, not fluent and niggled along briefly 3 out, switched left when pushed along home turn, soon headway going best, led 2 out, ridden clear before last, kept on strongly

11/8

2nd

9

27th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:04 Limerick

Hauturiere

10st 13lb

J: Mr Elliot Ohgren

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, not fluent 5th, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and keeping on when mistake last, went second but no chance with winner final strides

6/1

Form: -06829

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Back up in trip; disappointing on handicap hurdle debut at Down Royal when finishing ninth, previous second behind Elusive Guy at Limerick was an encouraging effort but this looks a tough ask.
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4th

5

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:32 Limerick

Hi Ski

11st 7lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Mid-division in a handicap at Down Royal last time; good chance of featuring now judged on previous C&D second when 7l in front of third-placed Hot Shimmer.

6/1

9th

5

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

Hi Ski

11st 9lb

J: Mr B W Harvey

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Much improved when runner-up (beaten roughly 2l) at Limerick last month; hard to know what to make of that form but the handicapper hasn't gone overboard with her opening mark.

4/1

Form: 2-26

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Showed promise in bumpers; respectable effort on hurdles debut 22 lengths behind Hauturiere; can give a good account without winning.
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4th

11

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

14:53 Fairyhouse

Kates Hill

11st 7lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: P E Collins

Showed promise in bumpers; respectable effort on hurdles debut 22l behind Hauturiere; can give a good account without winning.

8/1

6th

10

27th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:04 Limerick

Kates Hill

10st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: P E Collins

Three-time point winner and second to a couple of decent mares in bumpers back in the spring; likely to make her mark over hurdles but this looks a very tough assignment on her hurdles debut.

14/1

Form:

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Tough ask on hurdles debut in strong contest at Leopardstown when finishing down the field; up in trip and needs to find plenty.
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8th

12

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

14:53 Fairyhouse

Littletwinklestar

11st 7lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: Maike Magnussen

Tough ask on hurdles debut in strong contest at Leopardstown when finishing down the field; up in trip and needs to find plenty.

66/1

15th

23

26th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Littletwinklestar

11st 5lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: Maike Magnussen

Two failures to complete in point-to-points in May; some promise until falling at the last on debut; favourite on second attempt, but pulled-up; hooded now.

100/1

Form: 0S0P09

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Well held in-six starts under rules so far; first time cheekpieces; unlikely to land a blow.
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15th

18

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Lockdown Daisy

10st 11lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

Down in trip; little impact in six starts under Rules so far; difficult to see her landing a blow here.

250/1

9th

14

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 50y

11:40 Down Royal

Lockdown Daisy

10st 11lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: J J Lambe

Shown nothing in five starts.

200/1

Form: 83

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Twice raced in bumpers and acquitted herself well in her last start when third at Limerick; up in trip and this is a tough ask on hurdles debut.
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3rd

6

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Limerick

Mag Dillane

11st 11lb

J: Miss J Walton

T: E McNamara

Not a bad run first time out at Punchestown but has a bit to find with Gilt Ride.

14/1

8th

9

11th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 60y

17:10 Punchestown

Mag Dillane

11st 10lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: E McNamara

midfield, lost position when nudged along 4f out, soon minor headway when pushed along on inner, weakening when ridden and no impression over 1f out

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 8323

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Promising type who has been consistent on her last three starts; third in maiden hurdle at Limerick on her latest start, staying on well; goes on heavy ground and will enjoy a stamina test; ticks a lot of boxes.
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2nd

8

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 85y

13:40 Gowran Park

Purse Price

11st 1lb

J: Miss Georgie Benson

T: Gordon Elliott

Point-to-point winner has improved on each of 4 maiden hurdle runs, latest when closing third in 2m3f Limerick auction contest over Christmas; 3/4l to find with Ik's Man on that run but rider's 7lb claim here could prove crucial.

15/8

3rd

12

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Purse Price

11st 1lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, prominent after 3 out, ridden and went third after 2 out, kept on well run-in, not reach leaders

4/1

Verdict

The frustrating Hauturiere made an encouraging reappearance at Limerick behind Shecouldbeanything and should go well again. Preference is for DESERT HEATHER, who took a big step forward at Limerick. She has been in good heart, winning three points, and travelled notably well behind Go Boy on her return to the track Purse Price has been holding her form well for Gordon Elliott but she might need more of a test of stamina to show her best. [Conor Fennelly]