Hatton's Grace Hurdle
Grade 1, Fairyhouse 14:35
€100,000 added,
4yo plus,
2m 4f, Class 1 
Sunday 29th November 2020

1 Honeysuckle 4/11F
2 Ronald Pump 11/1
3 Beacon Edge 11/2
6 ran NR: Fury Road Distances: ½l, hd, 3¼l
Time: 5m 24.60s (slow by 47.60s)

Conceding race-fitness to her chief market rivals, Henry De Bromhead's classy mare - sent off at 4/11 - made her move approaching the second-last flight and toughed it out from that point to eventually win by just half a length from Ronald Pump, who was flashing home late in the piece.

Third went to the up in class Beacon Edge, who ran a very good race and gave the 4/11 favourite most to think about through the final mile of the Grade 1 contest.

Coral make Honeysuckle 3/1 to repeat last season's success in the Mares' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival next March.

De Bromhead said: "She's brilliant and touch. They sprinted up the straight and she had a little blow at the third-last so she'll come on for the run.

"They were hard at it down to the last, she toughed it out well. It was a tough race but I'm delighted.

"First run since March so it is hard, you want to have them as straight as you can without overdoing it. It's great we've won it and we're delighted.

"I think we're planning on the PCI Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown in February and then we'll see, we'll reassess after that. She's got plenty of pace and she can do anything really."

Free Racing Tips

Hatton's Grace Hurdle
€100,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 4f, Class 1
6 ran
Going: Soft

1      Honeysuckle 6 11-5 Henry De Bromhead Rachael Blackmore 4/11F
½ Ronald Pump 7 11-12 Matthew J Smith Keith Donoghue 11/1
hd Beacon Edge 6 11-12 Noel Meade Sean Flanagan 11/2
Bacardys 9 11-12 W P Mullins Paul Townend 14/1
21 Cracking Smart 8 11-12 Gordon Elliott Mark Walsh 50/1
23 Supasundae 10 11-12 Mrs John Harrington Robbie Power 28/1
NR Fury Road 6 11-12 Gordon Elliott NON RUNNER