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DOWNPATRICK
Sunday 12th August

Birthday Greetings Mares Handicap Hurdle (Class )

Distance: 2m 5f 165y Going: Yielding
Analysis

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Verdict

Runner-up in a stronger race than this at Galway MILL QUEST is a tentative choice to beat Tara Mia and Tranquil Magic

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Mill Quest
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Mill Quest
J: Davy Russell
T: Gordon Elliott
Form: -41142
Age: 8
Weight: 11-11
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
2
Dorkas
J: Barry Geraghty
T: J R Finn
Form: -1851P
Age: 9
Weight: 11-1
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
3
Samsara
J: Roger Loughran
T: Graham John McKeever
Form: 12/5-7
Age: 6
Weight: 11-0
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
5
Tranquil Magic
J: Mark Walsh
T: Colin Bowe
Form: 1212-4
Age: 7
Weight: 10-8
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
6
Don't Let Go
J: Ricky Doyle
T: Conor O'Dwyer
Form: 423-28
Age: 6
Weight: 10-7
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
7
Pat's Pearl
J: Mark Bolger
T: John C McConnell
Form: 498-2P
Age: 7
Weight: 10-6
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
8
Tara Mia
J: Jonathan Moore
T: Thomas Gibney
Form: 75P0-1
Age: 5
Weight: 10-5
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
9
Caerleon Kate
J: Adam Short
T: C A McBratney
Form: U0-062
Age: 6
Weight: 10-3
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
10
Sinndar Sandy
J: Kevin Brouder
T: Michael G Cleary
Form: 1/2
Age: 6
Weight: 10-2
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
11
Our Rachael
J: A E Lynch
T: A J Martin
Form: /4-42P
Age: 6
Weight: 10-0
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
12
Filly Mullins
J: Danny Mullins
T: Ms Margaret Mullins
Form: 5-7F45
Age: 6
Weight: 9-12
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
13
Kilkeaskin Molly
J: Niall P Madden
T: J P Dempsey
Form: 467
Age: 4
Weight: 9-11
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
4
Miss Sassie
T: Paul Nolan
Form: P-0128
Age: 5
Weight: 10-12
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1 //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/0/7/7/186770.png Mill Quest
2 //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/7/0/3/45307.png Dorkas
3 //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/2/1/0/262012.png Samsara
5 //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/1/4/8/91841.png Tranquil Magic
6 //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/7/8/8/20887.png Don't Let Go
7 //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/0/9/0/238090.png Pat's Pearl
8 //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/0/7/1/212170.png Tara Mia
9 //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/1/9/0/242091.png Caerleon Kate
10 //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/2/6/7/23762.png Sinndar Sandy
11 //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/2/4/3/180342.png Our Rachael
12 //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/3/5/7/46753.png Filly Mullins
13 //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/5/1/1/165115.png Kilkeaskin Molly
4 //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/9/5/6/54659.png Miss Sassie
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