1m. 7f. 100yds. 5 Declared.
Dunhill (Mares) Beginners S'chase of €11,500.00 5-y-o plus
1st - €6,900.00 2nd - €2,300.00 3rd - €1,150.00 4th - €575.00 5th - €345.00
FormscanBy John O'Riordan - HEIA should prove hard to beat on her chasing debut if adapting to the larger obstacles. Easily the best of these over hurdles, the Willie Mullins-trained mare ran well at both the Fairyhouse and Punchestown festivals. Still relatively fresh, after just the two starts since last July, the six-year-old has much in her favour here. Return To Base didn't show a great deal in two runs over fences last year but should be capable of better. A winner over hurdles on her most recent start, the Gordon Elliott-trained mare has been found a nice opportunity in this smaller field. Hope Des Blins needs to improve to beat the principals but has plenty of point-to-point and chasing experience which should stand to her in this company.
A steeplechase for five years old and upwards mares only that have not won a steeplechaseWeights - 11st 7lbs