Today's racecards

Wexford

  • 13:55 Saltees Island Mares Novice Hurdle2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
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  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 45356-1 White, purple spots, purple sleeves, purple spots on cap Somedaysomehow (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 M C Hickey B R Dalton (5) 104 1001
2 132343 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Spring Hawk (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-7 t T G McCourt T C Carroll (5) 114 1001
3 5P-1432 Royal blue & white stripes, red sleeves, emerald green cap Thynetocatcher (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 R J McGrath D N Russell 118 1001
4 3131 Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Reine Angevine (FR) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-4 W P Mullins R Walsh 1001
5 1 LIGHT BLUE & RED QUARTERED, blue sleeves, check cap Carrigeen Kigelia (IRE) 198
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5 11-0 R H Lalor Mr J R Lalor (7) 1001
6 SP YELLOW, red hoop, yellow sleeves, check cap Close The Bar (IRE) 52
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12 11-0 M f O'dowd A P Thornton 1001
7 00 WHITE, black stars, white sleeves, red & white hooped cap Perfect Gemstone (USA) 38
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5 11-0 J I Mulhern Mr N M Kelly (7) 1001
8 30-P086 RED, royal blue sash, & sleeves, striped cap Slaney Conflict (IRE) 24
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8 11-0 S Slevin P T Enright 1001

Verdict

Some promising types here but REINE ANGEVINE looks the one to be on. Willie Mullins' filly, who has an engagement in the Grade 1 Royal Bond next month, fluffed her lines when odds-on for her hurdling debut at Listowel but made no mistake on her latest start at Gowran despite jumping less than fluently. She takes on better company here and won't find it easy but has enormous potential and can complete the double. Somedaysomehow has ben making steady progress and battled on strongly to beat Celtic Cailin at Fairyhouse but it's Thynetocatcher, who looks the main threat as she was only a length behind Top Madam in a Grade 3 at Down Ryal earlier this month. The consistent Spring Hawk is closely matched with the latter on a line through Top Madam though she could be better over further.