2023 EBF NH Flat Race Betting Odds at Leopardstown racecourse

Sunday, 05 February 2023

There’s another bumper heat in the form of the Coolmore N.H. Sires "Santiago" Irish EBF Mares I.N.H. Flat Race and Fancy Girl is an unbeaten filly who looks capable of running a big race. Willie Mullins has seen his mare claim successive wins and this will be a stiffer test at the Leopardstown Festival considering the horses that she is going to be competing against.

This includes Marie Philippe who has scored a win last time out for trainer Jessie Harrington, with Lily Du Berlais a talented seven-year-old who has been prominent in the betting for this race. Bold Reflection and Fun Fun Fun are other runners who have the chance to make an impression and it could be worth seeking out the best each-way terms which means securing extra places.

2023 Mares I.N.H. Flat Race Tips

Fancy Girl is bidding to make it a hat-trick of wins and the bookmakers are taking no chances with their prices about the Willie Mullins-trained runner. There was a solid performance on her last outing at Cork on 7 January, with the horse obliging as the 8/11 favourite on heavy ground when winning by two lengths. There might take a strong performance to stop her.

However, the majority of these runners are lightly raced and there might be more to come from Marie Philippe who is another talented five-year-old. Jessie Harrington’s runner claimed a victory in a field of thirteen horses and in a four-year-old fillies race at Fairyhouse last December and she looks like a credible operator.

Lily Du Berlais is a seven-year-old with more experience than many of her competitors. She was second in a flat race at Navan on 27 November, with the horse being the surprise winner of this race twelve months ago. Sent off at odds of 40/1, she was able to secure a narrow victory and perhaps she can repeat this achievement.

Bold Reflection runs for John C McConnell and the five-year-old scored a victory on her last outing when obliging at Limerick on Boxing Day. It was a two-mile encounter where she was able to score against some decent opposition. Perhaps this is the best each-way selection in the race and we look forward to seeing how the odds pan out.