Grade One Hattons Grace Hurdle Guide 2023

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Jack G Gilligan

Buddy One

J: Jack G Gilligan
T: Paul John Gilligan
N/A
Age: 6
Weight: 11-12
OR: 152
Days: 15

Won his last two starts in handicap company including over 3m at Cheltenham last time.

Steps up markedly in class again here and down in trip.

Going the right way but a big ask here.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
28/12/23LEO23.5Hy11-10PU
03/12/23FAI20.5Sft11-125
18/11/23CHL24Sft11-71
28/10/23GAL22Sft11-51
23/09/23LIS20Y/Sft11-53
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Paul Townend

Impaire Et Passe

J: Paul Townend
T: W P Mullins
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
OR: 160
Days: 219

Won all four starts last season including the Grade 1 Ballymore at Cheltenham and backed that up with a Grade 1 win at the Punchestown Festival.

Makes his first start of the season here and looks a potential superstar.

Should win this.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
04/02/24LEO16Sft11-123
29/12/23LEO16Sft/Hy11-122
03/12/23FAI20.5Sft11-122
28/04/23PUN19.5Y11-121
15/03/23CHL21Sft11-71
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Jack Kennedy

Teahupoo

J: Jack Kennedy
T: Gordon Elliott
N/A
Age: 6
Weight: 11-12
OR: 160
Days: 220

Won this race last year getting up on the line from Klassical Dream.

Unlucky not to win the Stayers Hurdle at Cheltenham in March.

Ideally wants the ground really soft and a bit further. Place prospects at best on seasonal return.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/12/23FAI20.5Sft11-121
27/04/23PUN23.5Gd/Y11-104
16/03/23CHL24Sft11-103
26/01/23GOW24.5Sft/Hy11-121
04/12/22FAI19.5Sft11-101
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Jordan Gainford

Zanahiyr

J: Jordan Gainford
T: Gordon Elliott
N/A
Age: 6
Weight: 11-12
OR: 156
Days: 15

Already had two runs this season winning on his return and then second in a Grade 2 to Bob Olinger at Naas.

A very good horse in his own right and he is only 6 but another who is just playing for the places.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
13/02/24THU16.5Sft/Hy11-121
28/12/23LEO21.5Sft11-122
03/12/23FAI20.5Sft11-124
18/11/23NAV20Sft/Hy11-32
10/10/23PUN18Y11-21
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Mr P W Mullins

Ashroe Diamond

J:
 
Mr P W Mullins
T:
 
W P Mullins
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
OR: 140
Days: 238

Had 5 starts in her novice campaign last year winning 3 and bagged a well deserved Grade 1 at Fairyhouse.

Finished behind some of the best novices around last season.

Should improve again this season and may give her stablemate most to think about if fully tuned up for this.

Another who is making her seasonal return here.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
27/01/24DON16.5Gd11-51
03/12/23FAI20.5Sft11-53
09/04/23FAI20.5Y11-51
28/01/23FAI18.5Sft10-101
27/12/22LEO16Sft11-53