14:30 Thurles Thu 7 November 2019

  • Ballagh Mares Handicap Hurdle
  • 2m 4f, Yielding to Soft
  • 14 Runners
  • Winner€9,600.002nd€3,200.003rd€1,600.004th€800.005th€480.006th€320.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:5m 5.6sOff time:14:30:30
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611-10OR: 121D
9/1

Twice won over fences last season and her reappearance third at Punchestown (2m4f, good to yielding; 10-1) suggests she may be capable of taking advantage of lower hurdles rating in near future. Raised 1lb.

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2
911-10OR: 121C
14/1

Exposed sort, last won over hurdles in 2017 rated 107 over 2m at this track. Tends to run good solid races without winning and, for that, remains high enough in the ratings.

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3
611-5OR: 116D
33/1

Exposed sort, last won over hurdles in 2017 rated 107 over 2m at this track. Tends to run good solid races without winning and, for that, remains high enough in the ratings.

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4
511-4OR: 115
11/1

2m good-ground Wexford winner in June and has run good races at Listowel (second) and Gowran Park (fourth) most recently over this trip. Retains cheekpieces sported last time and mark unchanged; competitive.

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5
511-4OR: 115D
10/1

Tipperary maiden hurdle winner in May (2m4f, good) and landed Tramore beginners' chase over further in August. Faller over fences last month at former venue and needs to show more to score from this perch back hurdling.

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6
411-2OR: 117
25/1

Tipperary maiden hurdle winner in May (2m4f, good) and landed Tramore beginners' chase over further in August. Faller over fences last month at former venue and needs to show more to score from this perch back hurdling.

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7
511-2OR: 113
28/1

Hurdles winner at Galway in 2018 but lost his way on Flat and over jumps since and no sign of a change in fortune at Wexford (2m4f, heavy) 11 days ago.

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8
710-13OR: 110
16/1

Two-time winner of hurdles last season at 2m5f/2m6f, will go on any ground but hasn't previously shaped as though he'll defy this mark.

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9
510-12OR: 109D
3/1

Had proved consistent in maiden hurdles prior to winning one at Clonmel (2m4f, yielding) last month; handicapper has offered a chance to build on that now.

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10
610-11OR: 108
10/1

Had been running well at the turn of the year then given a break until September where she led for a long way before having to settle for minor honours at Roscommon over minimum trip. Fourth since at Tipperary over this trip, similar aspirations.

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11
610-6OR: 103D
4/1

Was finally rewarded for some consistent efforts in defeat when landing a handicap at Listowel in September over this trip; found Grade 3 novice too hot since over 2m but this is more realistic (8lb higher than Listowel win).

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12
610-5OR: 102
16/1

Was finally rewarded for some consistent efforts in defeat when landing a handicap at Listowel in September over this trip; found Grade 3 novice too hot since over 2m but this is more realistic (8lb higher than Listowel win).

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13
410-4OR: 105D
12/1

Can't exactly be labelled consistent, but she won over similar trip in a Wexford maiden in June and best of her form since would have her a chance.

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14
710-1OR: 98BF
7/1

Finds winning illusive (1-23 over hurdles, placed 13 times) and once more settled for second-best over 2m6½f here last month. Gone up 2lb for her troubles.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Rain In Spain610-36/1
T: C O'BrienJ: P Townend

Betting

Forecast

Whatucallher (3/1), Sand Fly (4/1), Something Sweet (7/1), Ellie Mac (9/1), Dolly Dancer (10/1), Lill Smith (10/1), Buttons And Bows (11/1), Minx Tiara (12/1), Like An Open Book (14/1), Stucker Hill (16/1), Atalanta's Gold (16/1), Ocean Voyage (25/1), Rovetta (28/1), Biddy The Boss (33/1)

Verdict

Gordon Elliott's OCEAN VOYAGE was steadily improving last season over hurdles, culminating in a maiden success at Cork in March. She appeared to be mounting a challenge on reappearance at Limerick only to fall three out and, up in trip, can go well now having been given a chance to get over that mishap. Clonmel maiden winner Whatucallher has been given a chance by the handicapper while Like An Open Book is very consistent but doesn't win often enough. Ellie Mac along with Buttons And Bows complete the shortlist.
  1. Ocean Voyage
  2. Whatucallher
  3. Like An Open Book

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