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Strong Entry of 30 for OLBG Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham

Strong Entry of 30 for OLBG Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham

The Grade 1 OLBG Mares Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival was first introduced in 2008 has attracted a strong entry of 30 mares six of which include former Irish Point-to-Pointers.

This is a race which has eluded Irish Pointers to date but they hold their strongest entry to date in what looks to be a very open contest.

The Alan King trained Alsa Mix has been a solid performer for trainer Alan King having won on three of four her starts including a Grade 2 victory in the Ballymore Winer Novices Hurdle at Sandown.

The seven-year-old daughter of Al Namix won her point-to-point maiden at Aghabullogue for Wexford handler Paul Pierce.

The Paul Nicholls trained If You Say Run is another amongst the line-up, this daughter of Mahler has won on four occasions under rules since winning her point-to-point maiden at Ballinaboola for Ashleigh Murphy.

Mega Yeats who has impressed since embarking on her career under rules having won on two of her three starts to date for trainer Ruth Jefferson.

This five-year-old daughter of Yeats only won her point-to-point maiden in April of last year at Monksgrange whilst under the tutelage of Donnchadh Doyle.

Dual listed winner Mias Storm is also among the entries, she is in fine form at present having won on both of her recent starts for trainer Alan King.

The daughter of September Storm won her point-to-point maiden at Loughanmore for Antrim handler Stuart Crawford.

Momella a Kildorrery maiden winner for Marie Harding and Lackaneen Leader a Lismore points winner for Ken Budds are also among the entries.
 


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