14:40 Punchestown Wed 20 February 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last Year's Winner
|T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins|
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)
- Stormy Ireland
- Good Thyne Tara
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