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Horse Racing: Tuesday 3rd April – Aidenldrebin Selections


2.55 LingfieldPENNIESFROMHEAVEN (nb)

The selection is a daughter of Lethal Force who is the first foal of a dual 5f 2yo winning daughter of a smart 5f-1m winner (including at Group 2/Listed level) who was a full sister to useful 6f 2yo winner Tobougg Happy and a half sister to useful 5f 2yo winner Rhamnus and 6-7f winner Chorus Beauty out of a maiden half sister to Group 2-placed 12-14f winner (including at Listed level) Rainbow Ways. This filly is trained by Dean Ivory and fetched £17,000 as a yearling at auction, making a good amount of appeal on pedigree as the first foal of a mare that was sharp enough to make a winning start over 5f on this surface in April of her two-year-old campaign. Her full sister was an impressive winner over 6f at two whilst a half brother was a precocious type, winning over the minimum distance in June of his two-year-old career. She admittedly comes from a stable hardly renowned for sending out winning newcomers, but it can ready the occasional one to strike at the first time of asking; starting out in a winnable race and drawn low, it wouldn’t at all surprise to see this daughter of Lethal Force make a successful start to her career.

6.15 FairyhouseTINTANGLE (nap)

The selection, trained by Gordon Elliott, is a well-bred daughter of Yeats who debuted in a Grade 2 mares’ bumper at Leopardstown in February (12/1 chance), in touch until losing her position with over half a mile left to run, ridden not long after and running green off the bridle initially, getting the idea over a furlong out and staying on nicely to take fourth behind Relegate (beaten 19 lengths). She showed the benefit for that experience when landing a heavy-ground mares’ bumper at Down Royal a couple of weeks ago (8/11 market leader), racing keenly under restraint close up until allowed to take over at around the halfway stage, ridden and strongly challenged over two furlongs out but responding well to forge clear inside the final furlong and score by lengths from Caravation. This mare still looked rough around the edges that day, and that she was so strong come the finish despite refusing to settle for a good portion of the contest gives a fair indication of the ability she possesses. For all she has plenty of ground to make up with the re-opposing Colreevy from their meeting at Leopardstown, this daughter of Yeats was debuting that day and is entitled to be sharper still for another run since; a sizeable sort already proven under testing conditions, it would come as no surprise to see her improve another chunk and land this prize.

About Author

Have been interested in horse racing since 2000, particularly the breeding side of things. Naturally, I enjoy picking apart maiden races given my love of pedigrees, but I am also at home with handicaps and Group races. Spotting potential early is very rewarding, as is picking up on a handicap project from an early stage, with my most satisfying success stories in recent years being Pere Blanc, More Of That, Turtle Watch and Arab Dawn.

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