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Heaven Help Us

Heaven Help Us was impressive in winning the two-mile mares’ beginners’ chase at Fairyhouse on Saturday. Her task was made easier than it might have been by the departure of Jeremys Flame at the first fence, but Paul Hennessy’s mare was quickly into a nice rhythm for David Mullins. She settled nicely into second place behind Misty Millie as they raced down the side of the track. She jumped well down the back straight, moved into a clear lead on the run to the home turn, and stayed on well from the second last fence. David Mullins steadied her on the run to the final fence, and Surin and Reine Fee closed on her a little, but she appeared to win with plenty in hand.

This was a nice step forward from her chasing bow at Sligo last month. Her jumping was better here, and that was key. She was a good novice hurdler last season, she sprang a 33/1 surprise when she won her maiden hurdle at Cheltenham’s October meeting last year, and she finished second behind Abacadabras in the Grade 1 novices’ hurdle at Leopardstown’s Christmas Festival last year. She is only six and she should be able to continue her progression now over fences.

Fairyhouse, 10th October 2020