March 17 / 17.50 Down Royal

17.50

Yielding To Soft

Bluegrass Horse Feeds Mares INH Flat Race

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 0f 190y
  • 8 runners
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Bluegrass Horse Feeds Mares INH Flat Race

Runners: 8 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.40
  • Place: £1.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at the fourth attempt in a point last year and she's an interesting recruit for this yard on her debut under Rules; decent jumps pedigree (half-sister to Quarenta, Fantastikas and three more jumps winners) and this looks like a winnable starting point.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

8

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 192y

16:15 Punchestown

Cuta Des As

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

jumped left on occasions, always behind

33/1

7th

8

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 192y

16:15 Punchestown

Cuta Des As

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Point winner; jumped persistently left when landing a maiden hurdle here in February; pulled up in a Grade 1 mares hurdle at Fairyhouse over Easter; can be ruled out.

33/1

3

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Cuta Des As

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

midfield

12/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 437-6

Last run: 310 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Failed to complete in recent points; had shown minor promise in bumpers previously but something to find on form; wears first-time tongue-tie.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

10

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

17:15 Taunton

Sunshine Girl

10st 12lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Won a 3m handicap off 2lb higher last summer but mostly well held in the meantime; makes stable debut after wind surgery and others are safer.

33/1

10th

10

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

17:15 Taunton

Sunshine Girl

10st 12lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Won a 3m handicap off 2lb higher last summer but mostly well held in the meantime; makes stable debut after wind surgery and others are safer.

33/1

10th

12

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

14:07 Hereford

Sunshine Girl

10st 12lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Placed at Cartmel (2m6f, good to soft) last summer on her second start for Gary Hanmer but well beaten twice since, more recently when pulled up in Warwick race won by Annie Day in November; now has a point to prove.

25/1

Form: S

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed off when she slipped and came down on debut; was 40-1 that day and best watched for now.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

14

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Noble Annys

10st 6lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: R K Watson

Some bumper promise before switched to Britain, placed in a Hexham novice her best effort; well held in Catterick claimer last month and now debuts for new yard with tongue tie tried.

14/1

7th

14

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Noble Annys

10st 6lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: R K Watson

Some bumper promise before switched to Britain, placed in a Hexham novice her best effort; well held in Catterick claimer last month and now debuts for new yard with tongue tie tried.

14/1

5th

7

6th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

14:15 Catterick

Noble Annys

11st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Wilf Storey

Ex-Irish maiden who is inconsistent; has made the frame twice for current yard but suffered a heavy defeat last time; far from solid and faces a difficult task at the weights to boot.

25/1

Form: 2

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten roughly half a length in a mares' bumper on debut last month when just behind a Willie Mullins favourite; entitled to build on that and yard's first-string here.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

18th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:53 Tramore

Silver Lark

11st 7lb

J: Ms Hannah Smullen

T: Gordon Elliott

Just failed to get up on debut at Thurles in February (good) but nowhere near that level in three attempts since, latest after a short break at Killarney last month; cheekpieces now tried.

7/1

11th

10

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

20:15 Killarney

Silver Lark

11st 7lb

J: Ms Hannah Smullen

T: Gordon Elliott

Just failed to get up on debut at Thurles in February (good) but well below that level twice since on softer ground; return to better ground should suit.

11/2

7th

10

11th May 2023

Soft

2m 0f 54y

20:18 Clonmel

Silver Lark

11st 11lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

Just failed to get up in a bumper at Thurles in February on debut; disappointing at Down Royal subsequently but very much a player on her Thurles run.

9/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Champs Elysees mare; closely related to high-class 2m/2m1f hurdle/chase winner Amarillo Sky; dam unraced sister to useful 2m-3m hurdle/chase winner Beg To Differ and useful 2m3f-3m2f hurdle/chase winner Ashtown Lad; likeable pedigree; any market support would be worth noting.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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:

Last run:

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Getaway mare; half-sister to winners Taniokey (bumper/2m hurdle), War Creation (bumper and 2m/2m3f hurdle), Blazer's Mill (bumper/2m hurdle) and On The Sixth Day (bumper); yard 2-24 in bumpers this term; worth a market check.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

17th Mar 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 190y

17:50 Down Royal

Im Here Now

11st 11lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: John Patrick Ryan

in rear throughout, detached from 5f out, tailed off

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 55F

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not a bad run in a bumper on debut and only beaten 9l at Navan last month on hurdle bow; fell when 4-1 for a maiden hurdle back at that venue last time; has each-way claims back in a bumper but yard's first-string is probably Silver Lark.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

11

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:02 Clonmel

Charity Barnum

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Promise in her first two career starts last season and was still involved when coming down at Navan on final start last season; tailed off on return at Punchestown but needed the run and could be the one to beat here.

7/4

7th

7

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 175y

15:15 Punchestown

Charity Barnum

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in third, lost position 4 out, no extra and weakened from 3 out

5/1

1

17th Mar 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 190y

17:50 Down Royal

Charity Barnum

11st 11lb

J: Mr J H Williamson

T: Gordon Elliott

Not a bad run in a bumper on debut and only beaten 9l at Navan last month on hurdle bow; fell when 4-1 for a maiden hurdle back at that venue last time; has each-way claims back in a bumper but yard's first-string is probably Silver Lark.

11/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Workforce filly; half-sister to winners Not The Chablis (bumper and 2m4f hurdle/3m chase) and Penneys Hun (2m hurdle); dam unraced half-sister to 2m-2m3f hurdle/useful chase winner Hold Fast and 2m4f/2m5f hurdle winner Commanche Wind; yard 0-74 in bumpers last five years.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

18th

18

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Listowel

Forza Angelina

11st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Big price when finishing with only one behind her in a mares' bumper at Clonmel last month.

100/1

12th

14

11th May 2023

Soft

2m 0f 54y

20:18 Clonmel

Forza Angelina

11st 5lb

J: Mr R Sugrue

T: P J Rothwell

Workforce half-sister to winners Not The Chablis (bumper and 2m4f hurdle/3m chase) and Penneys Hun (2m hurdle); dam unraced half-sister to 2m-2m3f hurdle/useful chase winner Hold Fast; likely best watched on debut.

33/1

20

6th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Cork

Forza Angelina

11st 5lb

J: Ms C A Walsh

T: P J Rothwell

Non-runners

Charity Barnum, Forza Angelina

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €12.90
Straight Forecast €13.08
Trifecta €116.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Charity Barnum

The Irish Sun:

Silver Lark

SPOTLIGHT:

Cuta Des As

POSTDATA:

Charity Barnum