StevieDay1983 Posted March 2 Share Posted March 2 As this is third running of the Mares’ Chase there are only limited statistics available to help us make an informed decision on who to side with. This race is contested over the same course and distance as the Ryanair Chase and the main reason for its inclusion on Gold Cup Day is that it will hopefully encourage classier mares to be sent chasing in the oncoming years. Impervious Colm Murphy is famed for his association with the likes of Brave Inca. He now trains this mare who has won her last three races including her last two at graded level. She acts on best on ground with plenty of give in it and is already proven at the trip. Running in the colours of JP McManus, she is likely to make here presence felt here. Allegorie De Vassy A solid Grade two winner who has won her last two races by at least nineteen lengths. Willie Mullins has won both of the preceding renewals with Elimay and Colreevy and he will be trying his hardest to give Rich Ricci a first ever winner in the race. She is clearly a class above anything she has faced so far and has proven stamina over further distances. She wont be convenienced by any ground and she is a major player. Jeremy's Flame Returned to winning ways when beating Zambella by nearly seven lengths last time out at Huntingdon. She has a fairly inconsistent record but seemed to appreciate the return to this trip most recently. She has never won at this grade and that has to be a concern against less exposed rivals who are rapidly on the upgrade. Magic Daze Took the noteable scalp of Dinoblue in her last race at Navan but that is a level below what is needed to win here. Prior to that win she ran extremely well in a valuable handicap at Fairyhouse behind Silver Klass. She has never been tried over this two-and-a-half mile trip so she has stamina questions to answer too. Galia Des Liteaux A mare who has competed at the highest level and was very well fancied to win the Kauto Star Novices' Chase before being pulled up when Harry Skelton felt something was amiss. She has been back on the track subsequently and won a Grade two race in a small field at Warwick in decisive fashion. The form has been franked subsequently by The Goffer and she can't be entirely ruled out of this. Zambella Often gives her running each time but her best has efforts to date suggest that she is not up to winning a race of this nature. She has run in this race twice in the past and was rewarded with a laboured fourth placed finish last year. Another year on and with younger rivals up against her, she really do look up against it. Dolcita A similar profile to Zambella in that she is a useful mare. She has been placed in graded races but never seems to find what is required to win. She will run her race yet again but ought to struggle against proven Grade two winners. Summary This looks a straightforward match between the two market leaders in Allegorie De Vassy and Impervious. Given that Willie Mullins has an unmatched record in teh race and the his mare acts on any surface, preference is for Allegorie De Vassy. She is clearly a very smart mare and can give her trainer a third consecutive win in the contest. Punters Lounge Tip: Allegorie De Vassy @ 13/8 at >BoyleSports - Click Here To Bet by Karl Hedley @Tumbleweed King Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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