15:50 Punchestown

Sunday 13 January 2019

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Leinster Leader Mares Handicap Hurdle

2m 4f 40y  |   Good  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:52:24  |   Winning time: 5m 5.3s

1
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-10  |  J: D J Mullins |  T: T Mullins|  OR: 115
10/1

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.

2
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-5  |  J: D E Mullins |  T: W J Lanigan|  OR: 110|  C
4/1

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.

3
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-3  |  J: Rachael Blackmore |  T: J R Finn|  OR: 108|  D
8/1

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.

4
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-13  |  J: G Brouder |  T: J Nash|  OR: 107
25/1

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.

5
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-11  |  J: H Morgan |  T: Paul Power|  OR: 102
18/1

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.

6
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-10  |  J: S F O'Keeffe |  T: D Hickey|  OR: 101
9/2

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.

7
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-9  |  J: Mr M J M O'Sullivan |  T: E M O'Sullivan|  OR: 100
11/1

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.

8
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-6  |  J: M A Enright |  T: A Fogarty|  OR: 97|  D
5/1

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.

9
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-5  |  J: C P McNamara |  T: E McNamara|  OR: 96
8/1

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.

10
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-11  |  J: L P Dempsey |  T: J P Dempsey|  OR: 91
6/1

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.

Betting

Forecast

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)

Verdict
A chance is taken here on bottom weight IKNOWWHEREIAMNOW who was noted running on nicely over 2m at Naas last time so she makes plenty of appeal now upped to 2m4f and this unexposed mare certainly looks to have her best chance to date. Hat-trick seeker Stucker Hill is an obvious danger but the handicapper is raising the pressure significantly now. Handicap debutant Mag Brady is another with genuine possibilities after a consistent run in maiden hurdles.
  1. Iknowwhereiamnow
  2. Stucker Hill
  3. Mag Brady

Previous Winners

2018
Goaheadmakemyday
Weight: 10-5  |Age: 8
Weight: 10-5  |  
Age: 8  |  
J: R Loughran
  |  
T: T Foley
4/1
Prize Money
1st:
€7,564.00
2nd:
€2,345.00
3rd:
€1,118.00
4th:
€504.00
5th:
€196.00

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