JESSICA Harrington’s Magical Memoir can land the nap in the Tipperary Water Hurdle at Ballinrobe tonight.
An impressive winner over flights at Listowel back in September, the selection has had just two outings of late.
She finished third to Ballochroy on the flat at Clonmel in April and then last month returned to jumps at the Punchestown festival.
Magical Memoir produced a performance which indicated that a second success over hurdles might not be long delayed.
The daughter of Barathea was four lengths runner-up behind David Pipe’s Street Entertainer, in what looked a decent enough contest.
Scottish Boogie is rated the main danger. He landed a gamble at Killarney and, though that was a modest affair, did appear to be a horse of some potential.
Dermot Weld’s Malayan Mist can make it two from two in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Fillies Race.
She was well fancied to make a winning debut at Gowran Park and did the job nicely to beat John Oxx’s Dimona by a snug length and a quarter.
It is difficult to get a handle on the form, but Malayan Mist travelled well and picked up nicely when asked and may be one to follow.
The progressive Glenstar is the choice in the two and a half mile Mulholland Bookmakers’ Maiden Hurdle.
He is down in class, having performed creditably at Punchestown when third to easy winner, Kid Cassidy, and Celtic Folklore.
Prior to that, on this track, Glenstar was three lengths second to hot-pot, Rattan, and had, arguably his principal rival now, Up Ou That, 11 lengths adrift in third.
That was over two miles, however and we can expect Up Ou That to be a lot closer on this occasion.
Willie Mullins’ gelding has since chased home Whats On The Menu, over three miles, at Punchestown and had Friday night’s easy Cork winner, Jakros, behind in third.
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