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The Champion Hurdle. The Cheltenham Gold Cup. The Grand National. Rachael Blackmore’s won three of the biggest prizes in the National Hunt game but the Irish Grand National continues to elude her.
While the County Tipperary native made history by becoming the first female jockey in history to win the Aintree marathon, three trailblazers before her have triumphed in the Fairyhouse feature.
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Ann Ferris scored on Bentom Boy in 1984, Nina Carberry partnered Organisedconfusion to glory in 2011 before Katie Walsh was first past the post on Thunder And Roses four years later.
Henry de Bromhead has saddled Blackmore’s most famous winners – Honeysuckle, A Plus Tard and Minella Times – but the Knockeen handler has also yet to taste success in the Irish Grand National.
Full Time Score is De Bromhead’s sole runner in Monday’s 5pm at Fairyhouse and, as the stable’s top jockey, Blackmore is booked to ride.
She has ridden the eight-year-old in four of his six races under the rules, scoring on three occasions.
Full Time Score also has course form having won last time out from Discorama and in a maiden hurdle in February 2021.
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