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Daylesford Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle
Grade 2, Cheltenham 16:50
£90,000 added,
4yo plus mares,
2m 179y, Class 1  
Thursday 12th March 2020


1 Concertista 9/2
2 Dolcita 9/1
3 Rayna's World 100/1
4 Yukon Lil 20/1
22 ran Distances: 12l, 2¾l, 2l
Time: 4m 9.02s (slow by 15.02s)

Willie Mullins has won all five runnings of the £90,000 G2 Daylesford Mares' Novices' Hurdle and he continued that streak with 9/2 shot Concertista's emphatic win in the contest.
Ridden by Daryl Jacob, Concertista cruised into contention in the home straight and sauntered to an emphatic 12-length success over stable companion Dolcita (9/1).
Mullins was recording a 15.5/1 double on the day following Min's victory in the G1 Ryanair Chase and a third winner of the week.
The Closutton maestro now draws back level with Nicky Henderson as the all-time leading trainer at The Festival™ presented by Magners with 68 winners.
Mullins' past winners in the race were Limini (2016), Let's Dance (2017), Laurina (2018) and Eglantine Du Seuil (2019).
Discussing the victory, Mullins said: "That was a good performance by Concertista. It's remarkable that was her actually her first victory for us... what has the trainer been doing!
"She ran on very strongly and coming into the race, I wasn't sure the ground would suit, so I'm delighted with that performance.
"I forget we hadn't won a maiden with Concertista during her career with us, so it's niceto get off the mark in this event.
"We'll probably go to Fairyhouse with her next, but there are lots of options further down the line.
"She has a nice mark on the Flat so we might use that at some stage. Owners Simon Munir and Isaac Souede have a lot of runners in France so we could take her there.
"She is turning into the mare I thought we had bought at Deauville.
"Concertista was a very immature sort when we bought. I never dreamt she would grow into the big mare she is now. She is very strong and today's test of stamina bought out the best in her.
"She was very impressive visually."


Daylesford Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle
(Registered as the Dawn Run Novices' Hurdle)
Grade 2, £90,000 added, 4yo+ mares, 2m 179y, Class 1  
22 ran
Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places

1      Concertista 6 11-2 W P Mullins Daryl Jacob 9/2
12 Dolcita 5 11-2 W P Mullins Robbie Power 9/1
Rayna's World 5 11-2 Philip Kirby Thomas Dowson 100/1
2 Yukon Lil 6 11-2 W P Mullins Danny Mullins 20/1
nk Colreevy 7 11-2 W P Mullins Paul Townend 4/1
nse Whitehotchillifili 6 11-2 Harry Fry Jonathan Burke 25/1
Emmas Joy 7 11-7 Dan Skelton Harry Skelton 20/1
1 Vienna Court 5 11-2 Nigel Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 50/1
Floressa 5 11-7 Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville 8/1
12 Mount Ida 6 11-2 Gordon Elliott Mark Walsh 25/1
La Feline 5 11-2 Paul Nolan B J Cooper 100/1
hd Fort Worth Texas 6 11-2 Colin Bowe Mr B O'Neill 100/1
nse Timetochill 7 11-2 Kelly Morgan Adam Wedge 66/1
14 Ard Abhainn 6 11-7 Gordon Elliott Davy Russell 11/1
nk Getaway Totherock 7 11-2 Alastair Ralph Liam Treadwell 50/1
hd Rosie And Millie 7 11-2 Michael Scudamore Brendan Powell 50/1
Rhythm Divine 6 11-2 Thomas Gibney Darragh O'Keeffe 100/1
Minella Melody 6 11-7 Henry De Bromhead Rachael Blackmore 11/4F
2 Full Of Surprises 5 11-2 Neil Mulholland Barry Geraghty 40/1
1 Midnights' Gift 4 10-13 Alan King Tom Cannon 80/1
PU Anna Bunina 4 10-8 John C McConnell Donal McInerney 100/1
PU Red Archangel 4 10-8 Richard Spencer Tom Bellamy 150/1

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Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle Past Results

Year Winner Age/Wt Owner Trainer Jockey SP Ran
2019 Eglantine du Seuil 5-11-02 Sullivan Bloodstock Limited Willie Mullins IRE Noel Fehily 50/1 22

2019-WINNER- DU SEUIL 5-11-02 Owner-Sullivan Bloodstock Limited; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Noel Fehily; SP-50/1
2ND-Concertista 5-11-02 Owner-Simon Munir & Isaac Souede; Trainer-Willie Mulllins IRE; Jockey-Danny Mullins; SP-66/1
3RD-Tintangle 6-11-05 Owner-Gigginstown House Stud; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Jack Kennedy; SP-40/1
22 ran, Time- 4m 51.09s, Dist-sh, 1¾ 15/8 Fav Epatante (9th)

2018-WINNER-LAURINA 5-11-07 Owner-Sullivan Bloodstock Limited; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Paul Townend; SP-4/7 Fav
2ND-Cap Soleil 5-11-07 Owner-Mrs S A Noott; Trainer-Fergal O’Brien; Jockey-Paddy Brennan; SP-10/1
3RD-Champayne Lady 6-11-02 Owner-Rory Connell; Trainer-Alan Fleming IRE; Jockey-Denis O’Regan; SP-80/1
14 ran, Time-4m 15.40s, Dist-18, sh

2017-WINNER-LET’S DANCE 5-11-07 Owner-Susannah Ricci; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-11/8 Fav
2ND-Barra 6-11-02 Owner-Gigginstown House Stud; Trainer-Gordon Elliott IRE; Jockey-Bryan Cooper; SP-12/1
3RD-Dusky Legend 7-11-05 Owner-Richard & Lizzie Kelvin-Hughes; Trainer-Alan King; Jockey-Wayne Hutchinson; SP-20/1
16 ran, Time-4m 2.00s, Dist-2¾, nk

2016-WINNER-LIMINI 5-11-07 Owner-Susannah Ricci; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-8/11 Fav
2ND-Dusky Legend 6-11-02 Owner-Richard & Lizzie Kelvin-Hughes; Trainer-Alan King; Jockey-Wayne Hutchinson; SP-50/1
3RD-Bloody Mary 5-11-07 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Barry Geraghty; SP-7/1
16 ran, Time-3m 58.00s, Dist-4½, 2½

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