13:25 Thurles
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Hurdle 4yo+
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Hurdle 4yo+
Going:
Soft To Heavy
Soft To Heavy
Distance: 2m Runners: 6
Hurdle Turf
Soft To Heavy 2m
It's very hard to get away from KARALEE here, who if reproducing her Punchestown run at the end of last season when third at Grade 1 level, will be too hot to handle. The Ricci-owned mare has won following a long absence before, and the lack of a recent run may not be detrimental to her chance. Lesley Dawn however is no slouch by any means and should be able to put it up to the favourite. She should come on plenty for her Down Royal reappearance and shouldn't be underestimated. [Mark Boylan]
POSTDATA Barra
SPOTLIGHT Karalee
TOPSPEED Lesley Dawn
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
1
Karalee
P Townend/W Mullins
Age: 6
Weight: 11-7
Spotlight Form: 21/13-
148
4/7
SP
Talented mare should handle conditions; impressive Killarney win (2015) on Irish bow before defying 690-day absence at Limerick in March; step up in class when latest, proving no match for Apple's Jade in Mares Champion Hurdle (Grade 1) at Punchestown; sent off 11-4 on that occasion with Ruby Walsh riding her instead of Grade 1 winners Airlie Beach, Augusta Kate and Whiteout.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 29/04/17
    PUN 20Gd/Y G1Hd,50K
    11-7
    3/7 16l, Apple's Jade[11/4]11-7
    R Walsh
    97
    140
  • 30/03/17
    LIM 19Sft Hd,8K
    11-7
    1/7 15l, Goulane Davina[1/2F]11-0
    R Walsh
    11
    140
  • 10/05/15
    KLN 17Gd/Y 4yMdHd,6K
    10-9
    1/18 7 1/2l, Sophie's World[1/2F]11-0
    R Walsh
    102
    123
  • 15/08/14
    Vic 17VSft 3yHd,9K
    9-10
    2/3 3 1/2l, Bon Cheval[19/1]10-5
    Paul Dibatista
    104
3
Barra
L A McKenna/G Elliott
Age: 6
Weight: 11-2
Spotlight Form: 366-23
148
11/2
SP
Excellent effort when second to Let's Dance at Cheltenham but looked in need of run when turned over at Wexford (4-9fav); couldn't capitalise on favourite's departure in winnable-looking Listed mares' hurdle latest; must tap into last season's form to strike.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 18/11/17
    PUN 18Sft/Hy LisHd,16K
    10-13
    3/8 9 1/2l, Forge Meadow[7/2]11-9 t
    Davy Russell
    135
    97
    120
  • 29/10/17
    WEX 20Hy Hd,7K
    11-3
    2/4 3l, Court Artist[4/9F]11-3 t
    Davy Russell
    136
    125
  • 29/04/17
    PUN 20Gd/Y G1Hd,50K
    11-7
    6/7 51l, Apple's Jade[20/1]11-7 t
    Jack Kennedy
    136
    62
    105
  • 27/04/17
    PUN 16Gd/Y NvHd,13K
    11-4
    6/9 7 1/4l, Asthuria[7/2]11-4 t
    B J Cooper
    137
    75
    127
  • 16/04/17
    FAI 20Gd/Y NvG1Hd,50K
    11-7
    3/7 7l, Augusta Kate[14/1]11-7 t
    Davy Russell
    136
    87
    136
  • 16/03/17
    CHL 16Gd Cl1 NvG2Hd,46K
    11-2
    2/16 2 3/4l, Let's Dance[12/1]11-7 t(1)
    B J Cooper
    136
    122
    138
5
Lesley DawnD
R M Power/Mrs J Harrington
Age: 4
Weight: 10-9
Spotlight Form: 7-13
139
6/1
SP
Looked exciting prospect when bolting up at Punchestown in maiden hurdle last May and decent effort in defeat in Down Royal Grade 3 earlier this month, perhaps left in front too soon before looking in need of run as she was passed by two race-fit rivals; likely the biggest threat to Karalee.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 03/11/17
    DRO 16Sft NvG3Hd,18K
    10-7
    3/6 8l, Just Janice[7/1]10-10
    Robbie Power
    96
    119
  • 22/05/17
    PUN 16Gd MdHd,6K
    10-13
    1/17 16l, Dawn In The Park[7/2]11-2
    R Walsh
    101
    120
  • 16/04/17
    FAI 16Gd/Y 4-5yNHF,50K
    10-8
    7/11 46l, Red Jack[6/1]10-13
    Miss K Harrington
    64
4
Dawn Shadow
Rachael Blackmore/Mrs D Love
Age: 5
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: -44512
134
7/1
SP
Benefited from getting her head in front over hurdles two starts ago as she produced career-best at Punchestown latest in Listed mares' hurdle (2l ahead of Barra), done no favours by fall of favourite either; in good heart but must take another step forward.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 18/11/17
    PUN 18Sft/Hy LisHd,16K
    10-9
    2/8 7 1/2l, Forge Meadow[12/1]11-9
    Rachael Blackmore
    96
    118
  • 02/11/17
    CLO 19Sft MdHd,6K
    11-7
    1/18 3 1/4l, Osco Mosco[6/1]11-4
    Rachael Blackmore
    74
    116
  • 10/10/17
    GAL 18Y/Sft MdHd,7K
    11-5
    5/15 13 1/2l, The Rory Story[16/1]11-12
    Rachael Blackmore
    53
    110
  • 29/09/17
    GOW 16Hy 4-7yLisNHF,17K
    11-6
    4/11 12l, Ainsi Va La Vie[20/1]11-9
    Mr J J Codd
    70
    111
  • 01/09/17
    DRO 16Y 4-7yNHF,6K
    11-9
    4/9 6l, True Self[5/1]11-5
    Mr J J Codd
    29
    102
  • 26/04/17
    PUN 16Gd/Y 4-7yG3NHF,25K
    11-9
    8/12 8 1/4l, Minutestomidnight[14/1]11-9
    Mr A Murphy
    73
    102
2
Tellthemnuttin
D Robinson/W Codd
Age: 6
Weight: 11-7
Spotlight Form: 11PP65
148
12/1
SP
Looked out of sorts since back-to-back wins in May but encouraging on return to 3m at Clonmel 14 days ago, only 4l behind well-treated winner; perhaps not at best over 2m, with 9lb to find on ratings with Karalee.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 16/11/17
    CLO 24Sft/Hy HdHc,13K
    11-5
    5/14 4l, Folsom Blue[25/1]11-1 cp
    Dylan Robinson
    132
    69
    141
  • 05/11/17
    NAA 12Sft Md,6K
    9-0
    7/14 12 1/2l, Warnaq[10/1]9-0 cp
    Killian Leonard
    34
    58
  • 03/11/17
    DRO 16Sft G2Hd,25K
    10-9
    6/6 40l, Melon[66/1]11-2 cp(1)
    Dylan Robinson
    133
    73
    105
  • 24/10/17
    FAI 12Hy Md,8K
    9-6
    5/9 9 1/4l, Decision Time[7/1]9-6
    Colin Keane
    51
  • 29/09/17
    GOW 20Hy LisHd,18K
    10-13
    PU/6 Mystic Theatre[8/1]10-13
    Davy Russell
    134
  • 05/08/17
    GAL 22Sft HdHc,50K
    10-6
    PU/20 Ballyegan Hero[20/1]9-11
    J J Slevin
    134
6
Field Exhibition
P T Enright/Liam Casey
Age: 7
Weight: 10-7
Spotlight Form: 544055
125
125/1
SP
Produced close to a career-best at Thurles over fences five weeks ago but surely is out of her depth here; only rated 85 over hurdles.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 26/10/17
    THU 18Y Ch,8K
    11-7
    5/15 16l, La Bella Vida[50/1]11-7
    A E Lynch
    64
    104
  • 12/10/17
    THU 18Gd/Y Ch,8K
    11-5
    5/9 53l, Born To Size[16/1]11-12
    Phillip Enright
    29
    53
  • 02/09/17
    WEX 16Gd HdHc,6K
    10-10
    11/14 15 1/2l, Miss Sassie[12/1]11-6
    Phillip Enright
    86
    84
  • 14/08/17
    BAL 17Y MdHd,6K
    11-7
    4/10 18l, Don't Let Go[11/4]11-2
    Phillip Enright
    86
    51
    92
  • 13/07/17
    DPT 18Gd MdHd,6K
    11-7
    4/7 10 1/2l, Blixt[14/1]11-7
    Phillip Enright
    85
    77
    96
  • 07/07/17
    WEX 20Gd MdHd,6K
    10-13
    5/14 15l, Chestnut Brave[12/1]10-13
    Phillip Enright
    84
    90
Unnamed Favourite
SP
Unnamed 2nd Favourite
SP