14:55 Fairyhouse Mon 11 November 2019
- 150th Irish Grand National 2020 Mares Maiden Hurdle
- 2m 4f,
- 11 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Daughter of Nathaniel, a four-race maiden on the Flat in France during 2017, returning from a 620-day absence when finishing second of 22 beaten a short-head in Grade 2 Mares' Novices' hurdle at the Cheltenham festival in March. Sets a high bar.
Winner on the Flat in Germany, well beaten and never a factor in a couple of starts in France. Tough hurdling introduction for the filly.
Half-sister to very smart hurdler Cross Kennon and smart chaser Sumos Novios. Winner of a Clonmel bumper over 2m in June before an encouraging maiden hurdle debut at Wexford in October. Could grab a place.
Off the mark at the third attempt in bumpers when winning a 16 runner event over an extended 2m at Ballinrobe in May before a pleasing maiden hurdle introduction at Gowran Park last month. Place claims.
Daughter of Doyen out of a Beneficial mare. From the family of Mister Marker, decent over hurdles and fences. Winner of a Point-to-point in February but looks up against it on rules debut.
Jeremy mare. Dam, ran once over hurdles and was a 1m4f winner on Flat. 11th of 13 never a factor on maiden hurdle debut over 2m3f at Naas when last seen in November.
Dismal efforts so far in a Tipperary bumper in May 2018 and on hurdling debut at Wexford when last seen in April. Appears to have a mountain to climb.
By Doyen out of a Bob Back mare. Showed promise in the first three races in her career before struggling at Fairyhouse in April and more recently at Punchestown last month. Easy to look elsewhere.
Solid and consistent sort in a number of starts when hitting the frame over hurdles in the spring including a pleasing run in Listed company when last seen in May. Leading player.
Daughter of Stowaway out of a Saddlers' Hall mare. Bought for £150,000 as a four-year-old. Bumper winner and one to watch in the market on hurdling debut.
Daughter of Yeats out of a US bred mare. Half-sister to a number of winners including top class chaser Dodging Bullets. Looks a long-term prospect.
Last Year's Winner
|T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore|
Concertista (8/13), Rhythm Divine (11/2), Telmesomethinggirl (7/1), Miss Cognac (10/1), Domitian (12/1), Tucanae (14/1), Lunch In Adare (16/1), Dont Say A Thing (33/1), Breezy Bell (33/1), Golden Chance (100/1), Gerilee (100/1)
- Rhythm Divine
Keith Hamer previews Friday's cards around the country with his best two bets, including First Flow for Kim Bailey, coming at Ascot.
Ben Linfoot heads to Ascot for the Sporting Life Daily Nap on Friday with trainer Ian Williams tasked with delivering the goods.
Matt Brocklebank tipped the Ladbrokes Trophy winner at 33/1 last year and launches his winter column with another big-priced tip for the Newbury feature.