Pair Of Exciting Prospects Emerge For Mahler
Tina Meehan (5m Mahler - Marys Isle, by Erins Isle) could hardly have been more impressive when bolting up in Thursday’s bumper at Tramore.
The Willie Mullins-trained newcomer was sent off a short-priced favourite under Jody Townend, who held the mare up in midfield. Racing wide to lead from the two furlong marker, she was pushed along to draw clear approaching the final furlong and kept on to win by 14 lengths, with another 13 lengths back to the third.
“She did that well,” Mullins commented after the race. “Her homework has been that she stays. We’ll have a think now about where we go and she could go for a Listed bumper and then go hurdling next season.
Owned by Patrick Melarkey, Tina Meehan was bred by Miss Mary Kelly
Sharp Note (5m Mahler - Last Campaign, by Saddlers’ Hall) was another smart prospect to emerge for Mahler earlier in the week when drawing 23 lengths clear on hurdle debut at Hereford.
Placed between the flags for Margaret Mullins, the daughter of Mahler was well-supported on her seasonal return in the two mile maiden hurdle and was ridden to make all by Micheal Nolan. The Seamus Mullins-trained bay boasted a clear advantage from the third last and was eased down on the run-in.
Now owned by the 69 Racing Team, Sharp Note was bred by Gerard Mullins.