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Jeremys Flame

Jeremys Flame ran better in the Galway Blazers Handicap Chase than her finishing position in sixth place suggests. Weak in the market beforehand, she travelled and jumped well in mid-division, and she moved up nicely on the run down the hill to the final two fences, one of just four horses who were still on the bridle. She got in tight to the second last fence, however, and she was a little pensive at the last, and she came under a ride on the run around the home turn, as lack of a recent run probably took its toll. In the end, she just kept on up the hill to finish sixth, but she was only beaten a total of less than six lengths.

It was still a fine run by Gavin Cromwell’s mare. Second to Fiddlerontheroof in the Tolworth Hurdle in 2020, this was her first run since last April, and it is probable that that told in the end. Winner of a good mares’ chase at Thurles last February, in which she had Dolcita and Minella Melody behind her, her handicap rating of 140 is more then workable now. She has never been beyond two miles and six and a half furlongs, but she sees out that trip well and, out of a half-sister to staying chaser Kinburn, she is well worth a try at three miles now.
Galway, 29th July 2022