14:10 Limerick Sat 14 July 2018
- Book Online At www.limerickraces.ie Mares Maiden Hurdle
- 2m, Good (Non Runner: Newmarket ( UK ) Race 2. 1340 (BST) 1440 (CEST) 0840 (EDT) Non Runner: No 1 Speculative Bid )
- 17 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Hood is dispatched with following two innocuous career starts recently beaten a total of 135L. First-time tongue-tie unlikely to improve the mares performance here.
Poor performer for previous handler well held on three dismal maiden hurdle displays. Unlikely to fare much better for new connections.
National hunt form extends to six feeble bumper runs up to July 12-months ago. Hard to fancy on hurdle debut.
Generally well beaten in four career maiden hurdle starts to date including finishing seventh of 13 at Wexford last month when sent off as favourite.
Pulled-up on sole point-to-point start in February before a slightly promising fourth of 16 in a Clonmel maiden hurdle last month. Manner of defeat is a worry and more improvement needed.
Sets the standard here following a facile bumper win in August last year and when second of 12 beaten 1¾L in a Downpatrick maiden last month behind Maple Lawn.
Big prices and well beaten in all three bumpers before finishing 12L adrift of the winner on hurdling debut here over 2m earlier this month. Liable to find a couple stronger here.
Fell on point-to-point debut last month at the 6th fence before finishing down the field on rules debut here in a 2m maiden hurdle earlier this month behind Storm Rising. Looks up against it here.
Pretty solid form in a number of point-to-point starts since March before not being disgraced in a Wexford maiden hurdle earlier this month on rules debut finishing seventh of 14 beaten 18L. More needed in this contest.
Nothing of note in a number of point-to-point starts this year following a three-year break. Hard to construct much of a case for the mare here.
Has produced a number of laboured runs since May including a couple of heavy maiden hurdle defeats. Has plenty of work to improve based on current form.
No threat to the winner when fourth of 25 in a Punchestown maiden hurdle last month but the filly appeared to be getting the hang of things late on in proceedings. Worth a market check.
Filly by Papal Bull out of a Sleeping Car mare. Closely related to the Gordon Elliott-trained Walkabout winner of three hurdle starts. Market likely to reveal expectations.
Finsceal Fior filly out of a Mujadil mare. Related to multiple winner Football Crazy. Market likely to be best guide on debut.
Struggled in three bumper starts to date beaten over 23L on each occasion. Well down the field on maiden hurdle debut at Roscommon last month. May struggle here.
Down the field in a Down Royal bumper in May finishing 17L behind Jerandme on good ground. Tough ask on hurdling debut.
Modest 70-rated handicapper on the Flat for trainer-Mick Halford and has only disappointed in three hurdle starts to date. Very little to be positive about.
Last Year's Winner
|The Birdie Crowe||6||11-7||8/11|
|T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: M J Bolger|
Irish Lass (4/9), Gambling Mistress (4/1), Harrys Gift (10/1), Indian Music (16/1), Our Nest Egg (25/1), Zinat (25/1), Sizing Malbay (33/1), Siamsa Cois Laoi (33/1), Lettherebenopanic (50/1), Knockeenbawn Lady (50/1), Gameasapebble (66/1), Dorus Day (66/1), Peggyclare (66/1), Vinabell (150/1), Dont Tell Mammy (150/1), Ssmarchioness (150/1), Blue Dollars (200/1)
- Irish Lass
- Gambling Mistress
- Indian Music
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