Deployed (Mahler) Impresses Over Hurdles At Kilbeggan

Son Of Mahler Realises Potential Over Hurdles

The Noel Meade-trained Deployed (6g Mahler - Brook Style, by Alderbrook) made an impressive start to his hurdle career when racing seven lengths clear to win the maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan.

Third in a bumper last season, the Gigginstown House Stud owned bay stepped up to two and a half miles on his seasonal return and was ridden to chase the leaders by Sean Flanagan. Improving to lead after the fourth last, he went four lengths clear at the penultimate flight and ultimately won with ease.

Speaking after the race, Noel Meade said, “I liked this horse last season and things just never went that right for him. He’s a big horse and has probably filled out into himself. He’s a chaser in time. He’ll probably go for a winners-of-one in three to four weeks.”

Bred by John Mulcahy, the son of Beeches Stud sire Mahler is a full-brother to three-time winner Mahlervous.