Jeremys Flame has run big races in defeat on her last two starts, but can resume winning ways with victory in the Listed 2m Boreen Belle Mares Novice Hurdle at Thurles on Saturday (13:55).
Trained by Gavin Cromwell, this five-year-old shaped well in bumpers last term.
After finishing fourth and third on her first two racecourse outings, she made it third time lucky under Rules at Naas.
As Jeremys Flame made all there, she went to the Dublin Racing Festival for a Grade 2 contest.
She was just denied second behind Santa Rossa at Leopardstown and far from disgraced when a 3 3/4 lengths third.
Although then a weakening ninth in a Grade 3 during the Punchestown Festival, there was still the impression she could be a useful hurdler.
That view was confirmed when the daughter of Jeremy landed a Listowel maiden on her bow over obstacles on reappearance.
Following her Harvest Festival success, she was pitched back into Listed company at Gowran Park.
Jeremys Flame had little luck in-running that day as she got hampered four out and carried right at the second last.
She dropped to fourth close home, but shaped much better on her two most recent starts.
Why Jeremys Flame is the Boreen Belle bet
The very handy Daylight Katie confirmed Punchestown Festival bumper form when beating her by 1 1/4 lengths in a Grade 3 at Down Royal.
If Jeremys Flame had put in a better jump at the last when virtually upsides the winner, then it could have been a very different story.
She was again far from disgraced on her first British start in another Listed affair at Newbury’s Winter Carnival and beaten a similar margin.
After making headway three out, she stayed on into second but was always held by Nicky Henderson’s smart prospect Floressa.
Cromwell stable jockey Jonathan Moore, who rode Jeremys Flame on her hurdles win at Listowel, is now in the saddle.
Although against two Willie Mullins trained mares in the Boreen Belle, there is the distinct impression those rivals are more effective over further.
That leaves Jeremys Flame looking well worth a wager at 13/8 with Unibet in this.
She also tops Racing Post Ratings and has earned an opening official mark of 135.
Taking all that into account, this looks like a nice opening for her to get some black type.
Bet of the Day: 13/8 with Unibet, Jeremys Flame to win the Boreen Belle Mares Novice Hurdle at Thurles.