Sunday 13 January 2019
Leinster Leader Mares Handicap Hurdle
2m 4f 40y | Good | 10 Runners | Turf
Off time: 15:52:24 | Winning time: 5m 5.3s
12-race maiden over hurdles has placed on six occasions including latest although she was beaten 35L into third. Struggled in handicaps the two races before also so others make more appeal.
Wins here (2m6f good) and Tramore (2m5f heavy) the last twice showed this mare to be in great form at present. All out latest so 7lb rise makes life tougher and shorter trip today also against her.
Third over fences last time out but well held previously in handicap hurdles and not won since her novice days. Again others appeal as better treated overall.
Easy Catterick winner last February hasn't quite hit the heights in three starts this season in three handicaps. Handicap continues to slide and getting closer now to being of some appeal.
Placed three times in eight starts this season the most recent a third at Limerick two starts back. Up in trip here and must not only stay it but improve for it if she's to get involved.
Placed in four of her seven attempts in novice and maiden company so far. Never nearer third at Limerick last time over this trip a sound effort and handicapper looks to have given her a real chance here.
Killarney maiden winner last May ran best race since latest when sixth dropped back to 2m at Limerick. Return to longer trip her should help and now has each-way claims.
Only once placed in 11 hurdle starts, that at Ballinrobe three starts back. Midfield in two races since suggest handicapper still has the upper hand.
Twice second at Limerick in the summer before lesser efforts since including latest ninth at the same venue. Return to faster ground here sure to help so possibilities of a return to form now.
Hurdles maiden spotted making late headway over 2m last time where she eventually finished a never nearer seventh of 19 at Naas. Step up in trip here should help and genuine chance off bottom weight.
Stucker Hill (4/1), Mag Brady (9/2), Robin On The Hill (5/1), Iknowwhereiamnow (6/1), Mysloegin (8/1), Torquay (8/1), Tara Dylan (10/1), Citizen Al (11/1), Drakaina (18/1), Alohamora (25/1)
- Stucker Hill
- Mag Brady