Sunday 12th August
Birthday Greetings Mares Handicap Hurdle (Class )
Distance: 2m 5f 165y Going: Yielding
No myracing analysis available for this race
Runner-up in a stronger race than this at Galway MILL QUEST is a tentative choice to beat Tara Mia and Tranquil Magic
J: Davy Russell
T: Gordon Elliott
Stable going well as usual and two wins this season were followed by a second at Galway over shorter on the first of the month. Upped two pounds but every chance back against her own sex only here.
Superb effort at Galway last time and a repeat of that will put her bang there
J: Barry Geraghty
T: J R Finn
Barry Geraghty rides the nine-year-old for the first time here after she was pulled up at Wexford over fences last month. Won a Sligo novice over shorter in July but a mark of 107 seems on the high side for one victory.
Narrow winner over hurdles at Sligo last month (up 7lb) but pulled-up in a chase last time
J: Roger Loughran
T: Graham John McKeever
Multiple winner with two successes over hurdles and five over fences and sure to improve after a last of seven at Cork on her first run in fourteen months and first for her new trainer. Multiple winner in France and dark horse now.
7-27 in her native France, tailed-off in a conditions hurdle at Cork on her Irish debut
J: Mark Walsh
T: Colin Bowe
Her stable took this last season with the well-backed Sharlanda and try again with the lightly raced seven-year-old who will strip fitter for a fourth at Downpatrick after eight months off. Major player.
Consistent mare should improve from her comeback run here last month, be on the premises
Don't Let Go
J: Ricky Doyle
T: Conor O'Dwyer
Looked all set for a good season when second at Kilbeggan but beaten thirty-one lengths at Limerick, again over fences. Seems happier over hurdles overall and potentially well-handicapped.
Disappointing favourite chasing at Limerick last time and back hurdling is not dismissed
J: Mark Bolger
T: John C McConnell
Runner-up to Two In One here over course and distance in May before pulling up as if something was amiss at Tramore last time out. Chances on her better form but needs to prove her wellbeing.
1-14 over hurdles but placed many times, however pulled-up last time at Tramore
J: Jonathan Moore
T: Thomas Gibney
One of only two course and distance winners (see Tranquil Magic) after a fourteen-length romp here last month on only her fifth start over hurdles. Up a stone for that and has to build on that good effort.
Easy winner on handicap debut here over C&D last time, 14lb higher but still one to note
J: Adam Short
T: C A McBratney
Blinkers remain in place after a length and a quarter second here over course and distance last month and plenty of decent places despite remaining a maiden. Three pounds higher but won't be far away.
0-17 over hurdles but went close over C&D last time and a chance on that run
J: Kevin Brouder
T: Michael G Cleary
Claimer Kevin Brouder is going well with two winners in the last two weeks and rides the lightly raced mare on her third start over hurdles looking for her second success. More needed than her nineteen length second at Killarney though.
Two runs over hurdles, won a maiden in 2016 but well-beaten last time and others preferred
J: A E Lynch
T: A J Martin
Yet to win over hurdles for Tony Martin with a solitary second here her best effort and pulled up over three miles at Bellewstown last time out after a mistake. Better than that with a clear round.
0-11 over hurdles, in good form until pulled-up last time, if bouncing back has a squeak
J: Danny Mullins
T: Ms Margaret Mullins
Without a win in ten starts now and just the one bumper third here in August last season. Fifth at Sligo in a maiden hurdle last Thursday over two miles, significantly up in trip today.
4.5l behind Cock A Doodle Do (levels) at Sligo and that mare runs in the preceeding race
J: Niall P Madden
T: J P Dempsey
Runs with an age allowance as a four-year-old and room to improve after just the three starts. Handicap debut now after a twenty-six length seventh here over shorter and may improve for the step up in trip.
Needs to step-up but not dismissed all the same on handicap bow
T: Paul Nolan
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