14:30 Thurles Thu 8 November 2018

  • Ballagh Mares Handicap Hurdle
  • 2m 4f, Good to Firm (Good in places)
  • 11 Runners
  • Winner€9,856.002nd€3,056.003rd€1,455.004th€657.005th€257.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:4m 45.8sOff time:14:30:44
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2
511-3OR: 116D
6/1

Won a Gowran Park maiden hurdle in June before an encouraging return to action at Wexford last month. Can be expected to improve on last run.

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3
710-8OR: 107
6/1

Promising third of 12 beaten 3½L behind the useful Smithscorner in a 2m3f Cork handicap hurdle last month following a win in a Down Royal maiden over 2m in August. Needs to improve in this tougher assignment.

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4
810-4OR: 103
8/1

Off the mark for connections at the 19th time of asking over hurdles, landing a Tramore handicap hurdle over 2m in August. Beaten since but not one to totally leave out of calculations.

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5
610-3OR: 102
6/1

Distance winner of a Sligo maiden in August off an 8lb lower mark. Ran well in defeat last month in a Punchestown handicap hurdle over a similar trip. More progress possible and not dismissed.

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6
510-2OR: 101
11/1

Nothing of note in a number of bumper starts over the summer before landing a Tramore maiden in August. Well held on handicap debut next time and market likely to be the best guide here.

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7
49-13OR: 102
10/1

Running well in defeat in a series of starts over timber since July, but likely to find one or two better handicapped sorts lurking on the card here.

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8
59-13OR: 98
10/1

10-race maiden hurdler and well down the pack last month in a Clonmel handicap hurdle over 3m, but holds strong place claims on a couple of efforts in September.

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9
69-12OR: 97
14/1

Decent effort last month on the Flat at Navan over 1m6f but has generally produced a number of laboured runs over timber in the last couple of months. Needs to significantly improve to play a role here.

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10
59-11OR: 96
10/1

Hit the frame on a couple of occasions from five hurdle starts and possibly in the mix here following her third of seven beaten ¾L in a 2m Limerick handicap hurdle last month.

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11
69-10OR: 93
8/1

Running well but without success in a series of handicap hurdle efforts over the summer and latterly in a couple of spins last month, including a promising second of 14 beaten 5½L behind Silver Planeur at Wexford. Genuine and tough sort, but needs a

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12
69-10OR: 93
11/1

Beaten 1L on latest start over timber but remains a 13-race maiden hurdler. Looks a tall order from out of the handicap.

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Non-Runners

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Synopsis60
611-11OR: 124
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy

Last Year's Winner

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The Kings Baby611-49/2
T: M McCabeJ: D J McInerney

Betting

Forecast

Rain In Spain (6/1), Red Pearl (6/1), Chisholm Trail (6/1), Synopsis (13/2), Lockeen Girl (8/1), Lady Of The Sea (8/1), Harrys Gift (10/1), Lily Trotter (10/1), Ar Eagla Na Heagla (10/1), Isabel's Gold (11/1), Our Rachael (11/1), Creeping Ivy (14/1)

Verdict

RAIN IN SPAIN shaped well in defeat last month in a Punchestown handicap hurdle over a similar trip finishing ¾L adrift of the winner and can go one better here off a 3lb higher mark. The six-year-old can win her third hurdle at the expense of Wexford runner-up, Lady Of The Sea and Lily Trotter who can improve from her Limerick run last month. Lockeen Girl, winner at Tramore in August should not be taken lightly.
  1. Rain In Spain
  2. Lady Of The Sea
  3. Lily Trotter

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