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From a strong entry, Willie Mullins relies on Twigline in the Mares' Hurdle at Limerick on Sunday

Updated: Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 13:36 | Comments

Twigline hits the deck at Sandown. She has a chance to gain compensation at Limerick on Sunday.
Twigline hits the deck at Sandown. She has a chance to gain compensation at Limerick on Sunday.

Willie Mullins had a number of entries in the Grade Three Kerry Group EBF Mares' Novice Hurdle at Limerick at the four-day stage, so the fact he relies on Twigline may be telling.

The grey was bang in contention when falling at Sandown last time and looks well worth her place in this company.

Missunited's prolific run has come to an end since being tried in Pattern company but she cannot be ruled out, while Ma Belle Amie was an easy winner at Downpatrick latest and looks on the upgrade.

The second Grade Three on the card is the I.T.B.A Fillies Scheme EBF Dawn Run Mares Novice Chase, where Noras Fancy bids for a hat-trick after two wins at Thurles.

The latter of those successes came in Grade Two company, though, so she has to give weight all round, including to Carrig Millie, herself a winner at Thurles last time.

The meeting starts at 2.55 with the Limerick Races Congratulate World Hurdle Winner Solwhit Hurdle, and Solwhit's trainer Charles Byrnes has two to choose from.

Synchronicity made a decent fist of things on his hurdling debut at Navan, but he was behind stablemate Courage, and the Invincible Spirit gelding could be the one here, though Mullins' Djakadam should not be underestimated.

Dul Ar An Ol may be a little long in the tooth to be making his chasing debut in the Charleville Cheese Beginners Chase, but John McConnell has opted to give the 12-year-old, in consistent form over timber, a try in this sphere.

Of the younger charges to take him on, expect Benash and William Wordsworth to be among the principals.

Last-time-out winners Hidden Crack, Missie Ella and Moving On all lock horns in the Newton Abbot Racecourse Handicap Hurdle, while the Kevin Frost Memorial Flat Race could go the way of Galant Tipp

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