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  • 12:10 Bar One Racing Juvenile 3-Y-O Hurdle 2m

  • (Grade 3) €27,500 added 3yo 8 ran
  • Winner €17,876 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,475 4th €825
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 3m 52.70s
  • Off time: 12:10:33

Willie Mullins is hopeful Analifet is "better than average"

Last Updated: 29/11/13 4:12pm

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Willie Mullins: Trains Analifet

Willie Mullins: Trains Analifet

Willie Mullins is hopeful the "better than average" Analifet can find the necessary improvement to complete a hat-trick in the Bar One Racing Juvenile 3-Y-O Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday.

A winner at Compiegne in France in early May, the Gigginstown House Stud-owned youngster justified strong market support when making a scintillating Irish debut at Punchestown a fortnight ago.

Analifet beat stable companion Noble Inn by nine lengths on that occasion and the pair do battle again at Grade Three level this weekend.

Mullins said: "Analifet has always shown us she's better than average at home and she showed it on the track the last day. She needs to improve on that, but I hope she can.

"The drying ground will be a help to Noble Inn. He didn't jump as well as he can the last day, but then he wouldn't have as much experience jumping as Analifet as he came from a Flat yard whereas she had already run over hurdles.

"I think the experience of his last run will do him good and there is scope for improvement once his jumping improves."

Elishpour is thrown in at the deep end as he makes his jumping debut for trainer Tony Martin and owner Barry Connell.

The three-year-old did show some smart form at Listed level on the Flat in France, however, and Martin has been pleased with his charge since he arrived earlier this year.

He said: "He's a nice horse, we've had him a couple of months and we've been quite happy with everything he has done so far. He's done a nice bit of schooling and there won't be many runners in the race on Sunday, so it's a good place to start off.

"Hopefully he'll get a good bit of daylight, jump well and give a good account of himself."

Ken Condon saddles Navan winner Gerdago, while Oliver Brady is represented by Authorative and Diesel Ten. The eight-strong field is completed by Clarcam and Sin Miedo.

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