12.00 Bar One Racing Sign Up Bet €10 Get €50 Irish EBF Mares Handicap Chase 2m 3f 175yds
Hurricane Georgie can make her considerable weight for age allowance count. She has already used that allowance to great effect in her three runs over fences as she has left her hurdling form way behind. A victory in a rated beginners’ chase at Downpatrick was followed by a respectable Grade 3 showing at Roscommon and last time out she ran an excellent second to Embittered in a decent event at Punchestown in mid-October. If she can match the form of her last run she might have the measure of the tough and reliable top-weight Bridge Native.
That rival ran as well as could be expected when she was third to Notebook in a Navan Grade 2 last time and she also showed up well to win a useful handicap chase at Galway early last month. The Sliding Rock also warrants respect with her second to Ballyshannon Rose at Thurles last month looking like a decent piece of form.
SELECTION: HURRICANE GEORGIE
Next best: The Sliding Rock
12.35 Bar One Racing Price Boost Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m
This could see Fil Dor follow up his impressive debut over hurdles at Down Royal a month ago when he trounced Sea Sessions by 16 lengths. His effort there suggests that he was a juvenile hurdler of some quality but he will need to be as he faces a couple of decent rivals. Lunar Power comes here in a great form as he was an impressive winner on the flat at Leopardstown before winning well at Punchestown a couple of weeks ago when he readily defeated Iberique Du Seuil, a stablemate of the winner.
He should at least be up to holding his own at this level. Max Mayhem is a fascinating runner. He was decent on the flat and won a 10-furlong handicap at the Curragh off a mark of 95 on Irish Champions Weekend when he was last in action. He looks a very notable recruit to hurdles.
SELECTION: FIL DOR
Next best: Lunar Power
2.05 Baroneracing.com Porterstown Handicap Chase (Grade B) 3m 5f
The Dabbler looks a solid option. He has to prove his stamina at this trip but comes here off a good second to Theatre World at Galway and that effort was preceded by wins at Ballinrobe and Gowran. His other form this season includes a second in the Mayo National. He has the capacity to win a decent prize over a trip and a lightweight here will work in his favour.
Forza Milan won a decent beginners’ chase at this track last season and he is suited by an extreme stamina test so a good showing from him wouldn’t surprise.
Gordon Elliott fields several interesting contenders but Coko Beach has plenty to do off top weight and he may well want softer ground. It wouldn’t surprise if Smoking Gun, an early casualty in last week’s Troytown, showed up well.
SELECTION: THE DABBLER
Next best: Forza Milan
3.10 Baroneracing.com Handicap Hurdle (Grade A) 2m
A speculative vote goes to Glens Of Antrim. She has yet to win over hurdles but shaped up well in a number of smart contests last season and ran a good deal better than her sixth-place finish would suggest in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham where she weakened late on having looked likely to be involved in the placings. She returns from 238 days off in a first-time tongue tie and it wouldn’t come as any surprise to see her better last season’s efforts.
Autumn Evening was going to run very well in a Grade 3 at Naas last time only to fall at the second last when upsides Teahupoo. He had previously won the Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel and looks to be making good progress over hurdles.
The improving Brides Hill is very interesting, while Eskylane, Magic Tricks and Light Brigade, who all showed up well in a decent handicap at Down Royal last time, are all respected.
SELECTION: GLENS OF ANTRIM
Next best: Autumn Evening
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Data Breach is a notable newcomer in a race his trainer has won with some very smart sorts in the past. This son of Pether’s Moon comes from a family that goes back to the likes of The Grey Gatsby and Septieme Ciel.
He may have most to fear from Sa Fureur whose yard has been doing very well in bumpers this autumn. The son of Walk In The Park is a half-brother to several winners headed by the very useful King’s Odyssey.
Royal Romeo’s debut second to the exciting American Mike makes him interesting, while Sixhandsinmypocket is also respected after a decent debut run.
SELECTION: DATA BREACH
Next best: Sa Fureur