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Dolores Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 1, 8 runners)
  • Winner €17,876 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,475 4th €825
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 46.10s
  • Off time: 16:20:37
Full result
Result 16:20 Tipperary
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 King of The Picts 12/1
2nd 4 Que Pasa 11/4j
3rd 2 Shamar 10/1
  • Last Updated: October 5 2013, 17:48 BST

View from connections ahead of the Grade Three Dolores Purcell Memorial Hurdle at Tipperary on Sunday.

In the winner's enclosure at Tipperary racecourse
In the winner's enclosure at Tipperary racecourse

David Harry Kelly is anticipating a bold show from Que Pasa as she tackles the Grade Three Dolores Purcell Memorial Hurdle at Tipperary on Sunday.

The five-year-old is seeking a hat-trick as she switches up to Pattern level following wins at the Galway Festival and again back at that track last month.

She beat the Willie Mullins-trained Shamar on the first occasion and Kelly is looking forward to his charge testing her mettle against her old adversary and six others on Sunday.

He said: "She's on the upgrade and we always thought the world of her.

"She's in very good form and we are hoping for not too much more rain. She'd get away with the ground if there was more rain, but it would take more out of her.

"I'm expecting her to run a big race.

"It's a small but competitive field. The original plan was the Grade Three in Down Royal, but with the three-week gap to this race from Galway, we'll run here and might fit Down Royal in as well if she comes out of this race well.

"She's thriving in her work and has put weight on after each run. Hopefully there'll be a bit of pace in the race and that will suit her.

"As regards Cheltenham, we are taking it one step at a time with her."

Mullins also runs Un Beau Roman in the two-mile heat, with her conqueror last time out, Curley Bill, also in the line-up.

One Fine Day, Honey Bach, King Of The Picts and The Mighty Milan complete the field.

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