17:30 Roscommon

Tuesday 7 August 2018

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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Beginners Chase

2m 5f  |   Good  |   12 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 17:30  |   Winning time: 5m 15.3s

1
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: P Townend |  T: W P Mullins
11/10

Lightly-raced contender who is yet to build on a maiden hurdle win last December at Tramore. Hints of a return to form when last seen in December and worth a market check from leading connections.

2
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: Miss S Ahern |  T: S Aherne|  OR: 81
33/1

Modest in the point-to-point field and without a win in 18 starts under rules over fences. Plenty to find here in first-time cheekpieces.

3
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: B Hayes |  T: P A Fahy
25/1

Remains a 19-race maiden under rules including on 12 starts over hurdles. Difficult to find any positives on chasing debut.

4
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: Miss M O'Sullivan |  T: Paul O'Flynn|  OR: 105
25/1

118-rated handicap chaser for the Dan Skelton yard over 12-months ago. Well held in two starts for current connections and others hold stronger profiles here.

5
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: R C Colgan |  T: Peter Maher
25/1

The Down Royal bumper win of two years ago remains the mares only success in 19 starts under rules including 11 defeats over hurdles. Looks opposable on chasing bow.

6
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: C D Maxwell |  T: Caroline Mccaldin
50/1

Moderate in the point-to-point field and was well adrift of her rivals when pulling up on rules debut in a Cartmel maiden hurdle in June. Appears vulnerable in this company.

7
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: D N Russell |  T: G Elliott
2/1

Well held on two occasions in June and July but the form of her win at Kilbeggan earlier in the season puts her firmly in the mix here.

8
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: Mr S Connor |  T: Michael E Hallinan
80/1

Left toiling in a number of starts in bumpers and over hurdles last summer. Pulled up before two out on chasing debut in a Ballinrobe 2m1f beginners contest when last seen in May. Looks up against it.

9
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: D E Mullins |  T: G Ahern
25/1

Weakening between the second and third last before taking a tumble at the last in a Cork 2m4f handicap hurdle last month. Market likely to reveal chances on chasing debut.

10
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: D J McInerney |  T: Mrs J Harrington
5/1

Plausible 112-rated hurdler who is a half-sister to tough jumpers Gilgamboa, Wakanda and the enigmatic Go West Young Man. Market check on chasing debut.

11
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: Mr P J Cawley |  T: B Cawley|  OR: 82
80/1

Poor point-to-point form and is a five-race maiden over fences. First time cheekpieces unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.

12
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: M A Enright |  T: Ross O'Sullivan
66/1

Placed four times in point-to-points including at Ballingarry in June. Tailed off when unseating at Wexford on chasing debut last month. Plenty to prove in this contest.

Betting

Forecast

Camelia De Cotte (11/10), Osco Mosco (2/1), The Birdie Crowe (5/1), Good To Flow (25/1), Holly Flight (25/1), Joy's Gift (25/1), Sweet Destination (25/1), Gabrielleamee (33/1), Listentothewomen (50/1), Tourgar Pure Gold (66/1), Think Of Me (80/1), Shramore Lady (80/1)

Verdict
Could be advisable to concentrate on the representatives from the three biggest yards here with Jessica Harrington's The Birdie Crowe expected to be more of a chaser than hurdler, the anticipated improvement of the Willie Mullins-trained Camilia De Cotte, both likely to be the biggest threat to OSCO MOSCO for top trainer/jockey combination of Gordon Elliott and Davy Russell in the opener.
  1. Osco Mosco
  2. Camelia De Cotte
  3. The Birdie Crowe
Prize Money
1st:
€9,240.00
2nd:
€2,865.00
3rd:
€1,365.00
4th:
€615.00
5th:
€240.00

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