12:50 Naas

Monday 16 December 2019

All12:2012:5013:2013:5514:2515:0015:30

Clinton Higgins Chartered Accountants Mares Maiden Hurdle

2m  |   Soft  |   21 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 12:50  |   Winning time: 3m 58.4s

1st
12
4/7f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Tracked leaders, 3rd at last (usual 3 out), headway to lead travelling well 1 1/2f out, pushed along and quickly went clear under 1f out, stayed on strongly, easily op 8/13 tchd 4/6
2nd
12
6
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: P Merrigan
Mid-division, slight mistake 2nd, 6th at last (usual 3 out), good headway entering straight, went 4th travelling well 1 1/2f out, ridden in 2nd over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on without threatening winner
3rd
7 ½
7
3/1
T: T GibneyJ: D Meyler
Tracked leaders, 2nd at last (usual 3 out), ridden in 2nd 2f out, 3rd 1 1/2f out, soon no impression on leaders, kept on same pace tchd 11/4
4th
5 ½
14
8/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, dropped to 4th 1f out, no impression op 7/1
5th
6 ½
11
66/1
T: E CawleyJ: P T Enright
Rear of mid-division, 11th at last (usual 3 out), pushed along entering straight, ridden in 7th 2f out, kept on one pace
6th
1 ½
5
66/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Mid-division, closer in 5th at last (usual 3 out), ridden 2f out, no impression
7th
½
8
100/1
T: A MurrayJ: J J Slevin
In rear, some progress entering straight, 11th 2f out, kept on without threatening op 66/1
8th
1 ½
13
33/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: K C Sexton
Rear of mid-division, some progress entering straight, 10th 2f out, no impression
9th
1 ¼
9
66/1
T: J T R DreaperJ: K M Donoghue
Rear of mid-division, closer in 9th at last (usual 3 out), soon no impression
10th
4
20
12/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Tracked leaders, 7th at last (usual 3 out), soon ridden and no impression op 14/1
11th
3 ¼
15
50/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy (3)
Tracked leaders on outer, 4th at last (usual 3 out), soon ridden and weakened
12th
1 ¾
21
20/1
T: G P CromwellJ: M P Walsh
In rear, mistake at 1st, no impression from 3f out, kept on one pace tchd 16/1
13th
4
4
50/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division, 8th at last (usual 3 out), soon ridden and weakened
14th
13
1
66/1
T: M M McNiffJ: I J McCarthy
Mid-division, no impression from 3f out, never a factor
15th
nk
16
50/1
T: Turlough O'ConnorJ: Mr T O'Connor (7)
In rear, no impression from 3f out, never a factor
16th
41
18
100/1
T: E GriffinJ: R A Doyle (3)
Always towards rear, never a factor
17th
6 ½
3
80/1
T: J M BurkeJ: M P Burke (7)
Always towards rear, never a factor op 66/1
18th
99
17
100/1
T: G HusseyJ: A M King (7)
Always towards rear, never a factor
19th
1
19
100/1
T: P CareyJ: B Browne (5)
Always towards rear, never a factor

Also Ran

PU
2
33/1
T: S O O'BrienJ: A McCurtin (5)
Tracked leader in 2nd, under pressure in 3rd at halfway, weakened from 3f out, pulled up inside final furlong
PU
10
50/1
T: P A FahyJ: D E Mullins
Rear of mid-division, under pressure from early pulled up after 1st (usual 3rd) op 40/1

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Betting

Forecast

Yukon Lil (4/7), Rhythm Divine (3/1), City Ballerina (8/1), Tritonix (12/1), Walk Me Home (20/1), Miss Aloud (33/1), China Princess (33/1), Dylan Rock (33/1), Commander Lady (50/1), Glint In Her Eye (50/1), Desert Maid (50/1), Wailing Woods (50/1), Western Line (66/1), Heliers Bay (66/1), Shopping Around (66/1), Arthur's Baby (66/1), Fortfield Lady (80/1), She's Commanche (100/1), Robin Des Ruby (100/1), Quiet Lady (100/1), Seskin Bonnie (100/1)

Verdict
A chance is taken here on YUKON LIL for champion trainer Willie Mullins. She was well above average in bumpers yet has an out and out jumps pedigree so could be even better now over hurdles. Rhythm Divine has the best hurdles form on offer and will take advantage of any slip ups by the selection. Others with obvious claims include Miss Aloud and City Ballerina.
  1. Yukon Lil
  2. Rhythm Divine
  3. Miss Aloud

Previous Winners

2018
Relegate
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-7  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Ruby Walsh
  |  
T: W P Mullins
4/5
Prize Money
1st:
€8,100.00
2nd:
€2,700.00
3rd:
€1,350.00
4th:
€675.00
5th:
€405.00
6th:
€270.00

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