14:40 Punchestown Wed 20 February 2019

  • Smart Money's On Coral Quevega Mares Hurdle (Listed) (Class 1)
  • 2m 4f 50y, Good to Yielding
  • 6 Runners
  • Winner€18,450.002nd€5,700.003rd€2,700.004th€1,200.005th€450.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 58.5sOff time:14:40:57
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1
611-7OR: 155D
3/10

Sets a high standard and very much the one to beat. Must give weight away yet still has plenty in hand on these terms. Cheltenham bound if all goes well for the mare here. She's unbeaten since joining Willie Mullins and is hard to oppose.

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2
911-3OR: 147D
12/1

One of the stablemates of Laurina and has already won at this level; which she added to with a Grade 3 win last time out. Smart and consistent but has course form to reverse with fellow Mullins inmate Stormy Island, so has a stiff test ahead.

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3
711-3OR: 133D
50/1

Enjoyed a good spell last spring but has not been in the same form this season. Another with a bit to find now she reopposes Stormy Island and needs a fair bit to go her way on this occasion.

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4
511-1OR: 145BFC
9/2

Holds a couple of these on previous form and is entitle to plenty of respect. Quite whether she can deal with the classy Laurina is another matter though. Looks the stable's second best hope this time around.

5
610-11OR: 132D
20/1

Was blitzed by Laurina in a Grade 1 at Fairyhouse last April and was well held back in a handicap last time. playing for place money at best.

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7
710-11OR: 136D
28/1

Has some highly respectable form to her name but seems to have lost her way a tad. Plenty to prove at present and isn't too difficult to overlook in this exalted company.

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Non-Runners

6
Mary Frances46
710-11OR: 127
T: Martin HassettJ: S W Flanagan

Last Year's Winner

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Meri Devie510-95/4
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins

Betting

Forecast

Laurina (3/10), Stormy Ireland (9/2), Good Thyne Tara (12/1), Alletrix (20/1), Slowmotion (28/1), Mary Frances (33/1), Lackaneen Leader (50/1)

Verdict

LAURINA holds a prominent place in the ante post betting for the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival next month; and is also a warm order for the mares only race at Prestbury Park too. This looks to be an ideal stepping stone to put the ultra-tough mare cherry ripe for the Festival and she is very hard to oppose here. Stablemate Stormy Ireland already holds a couple of these and can make sure the selection has a stiff test; while Good Thyne Tara can do her bit to make this another profitable visit to Punchestown for 'Team Mullins', which has won the last two renewals of this race.
  1. Laurina
  2. Stormy Ireland
  3. Good Thyne Tara

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