September 17 / 12.25 Downpatrick

12.25 Downpatrick

Yielding

Bill McIlroy Bookmaker Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5267.86
  • 2m 2f 165y
  • 18 runners
  • Win time: 4m 41s
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Bill McIlroy Bookmaker Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.10
  • Place: £2.60

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Had a chance when a last fence faller in a point-to-point for Pierce Power in April; very interesting debutant here for Henry de Bromhead and worth a market check.
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21th

3

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 40y

15:40 Punchestown

Serenity Grove

11st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Beat The Greek easily in 2m3f Downpatrick maiden on hurdling bow in the autumn but well held in Listed/Grade 2 novice events after that; again made no impression in 2m4f handicap when last seen at Leopardstown over Christmas.

20/1

9th

3

29th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Serenity Grove

11st 7lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Made winning hurdling debut over 2m3f at Downpatrick in September, beating The Greek who came good here on Sunday; did not appear to stay 2m5f at Limerick, though run looked to bad to be true; had Rachael Blackmore aboard in a Grade 3 on latest, top rider deserts him now.

14/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 5222-3 BF

Last run: 104 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in three maiden hurdles before a disappointing effort in a Tramore maiden hurdle when last seen in June; leading claims on form but finding it difficult to win a race.
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10th

1

13th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Kilbeggan

The Greek

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Really rare off-day at Thurles but bounced back in far more competitive race than this at Punchestown; major player; 1-11 hurdling; travels well.

5/1

8th

5

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 40y

15:40 Punchestown

The Greek

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Lots of placed form in maidens before geting off the mark in 26-runner novice handicap at Leopardstown over Christmas; never going when pulled up at Thurles the following month but something was clearly amiss on that occasion; has run well after a break and could bounce back.

16/1

9/4

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 4-3 BF

Last run: 63 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Seven-time Flat winner and has performed respectably in two starts over hurdles, even if his second run at Kilbeggan in July was a little underwhelming; extra couple of furlongs could well suit and looks sure to be thereabouts.
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1st

3

(2)

18th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 175y

17:05 Down Royal

Wild Shot

9st 13lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

held up in midfield, lost position when nudged along over 3f out, soon headway, pressed leaders and keeping on when ridden over 1f out, ran on to lead but faced challenge inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish

9/2

1st

1

6th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Wild Shot

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: John C McConnell

4/1

Form: 2210-4

Last run: 43 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Consistent in bumpers last season having butted heads with some of the best in the business; ran out of steam late on after some iffy jumping on his hurdles debut at Sligo last month; back in trip will suit and the experience should stand to him; contender.
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8th

5

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:30 Killarney

The Banger Doyle

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: John Queally

15th

4

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:55 Down Royal

The Banger Doyle

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: R K Watson

Won a Punchestown bumper and was placed against the best of the bumper crop last season; not as effective in two runs over hurdles last summer and best watched after six months off.

12/1

4th

1

17th Sep 2021

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

12:25 Downpatrick

The Banger Doyle

12st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: R K Watson

Consistent in bumpers last season having butted heads with some of the best in the business; ran out of steam late on after some iffy jumping on his hurdles debut at Sligo last month; back in trip will suit and the experience should stand to him; contender.

4/1

Form: 825-22

Last run: 120 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Flat winner for John Oxx; runner-up three times over hurdles, including when a remote runner-up in a Tipperary maiden hurdle when last seen in May; needs a bit of cut in the ground but certainly a candidate to get involved.
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4

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Navan

Easca Peasca

11st 2lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: B R Hamilton

Won a 2m maiden at Gowran in October; backed that up with a C&D handicap success in November; closely matched with Banbridge on running in a Leopardstown handicap.

8/1

6th

3

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Easca Peasca

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: B R Hamilton

Won a maiden at Gowran in October; backed that up with a handicap success at Navan last month; back down in grade now after contesting a valuable handicap at Fairyhouse last time.

16/1

14th

16

28th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Easca Peasca

10st 1lb

J: Conor Orr

T: B R Hamilton

Wins in a maiden at Gowran and a handicap at Navan prove he is going in the right direction; had the benefit of Shane Fitzgerald's when securing his narrow Navan win; more on his plate now.

16/1

33/1

Form: 55

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
No impression in two summer bumpers; no surprise if he was better than that and worth watching here.
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3rd

8

12th Oct 2021

Good

2m 4f 150y

14:30 Punchestown

Magnetic Zero

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: S Curling

Showed little in two bumpers runs; moderate sixth on hurdling debut at Downpatrick; cheekpieces fitted now.

25/1

6th

6

17th Sep 2021

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

12:25 Downpatrick

Magnetic Zero

11st 7lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: S Curling

No impression in two summer bumpers; no surprise if he was better than that and worth watching here.

33/1

Form: 357

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed ability on her first couple of starts but beaten from early on in her most recent start here last month; others preferred.
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9th

13

14th Oct 2021

Good

2m 0f 0y

12:30 Tramore

JJ Nester

11st 3lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Robert Widger

Nicely-bred sort who ran well in a bumper at Perth during the summer but dismal handicap bow in this sphere at Gowran.

25/1

19th

6

1st Oct 2021

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:13 Gowran Park

JJ Nester

11st 7lb

J: Patrick Corbett

T: Robert Widger

Showed ability when third in a Perth bumper on debut but has been well beaten in three maiden hurdles over further than this; could do better on handicap debut and worth a market check.

10/1

7th

11

17th Sep 2021

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

12:25 Downpatrick

JJ Nester

11st 0lb

J: Patrick Corbett

T: Robert Widger

Showed ability on her first couple of starts but beaten from early on in her most recent start here last month; others preferred.

25/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 143 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Ran much too bad to be true on debut in a Punchestown bumper in April; best watched here.
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3rd

7

17th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

13:35 Market Rasen

Whatcoloristhewind

10st 11lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

held up in last, went fourth home turn, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, hung left when went third run-in, not pace to challenge

6/1

8th

9

29th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:04 Fontwell

Whatcoloristhewind

10st 2lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Seamus Mullins

16/1

1st

11

12th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

17:45 Fontwell

Whatcoloristhewind

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Seamus Mullins

Form: 09

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed a little ability on the Flat in Britain but nothing in two starts over hurdles; makes no appeal.
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12th

6

(11)

18th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 175y

17:05 Down Royal

Eternal Prince

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: J J Lambe

took keen hold, soon prominent in chasing group, in touch with leaders when pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened gradually from over 2f out

20/1

6th

1

1st Oct 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:03 Gowran Park

Eternal Prince

11st 9lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: J J Lambe

No show in a quartet of maiden hurdles and makes no appeal.

100/1

9th

5

17th Sep 2021

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

12:25 Downpatrick

Eternal Prince

11st 7lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

Showed a little ability on the Flat in Britain but nothing in two starts over hurdles; makes no appeal.

66/1

50/1

Form: 07

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
No show in two starts over hurdles although wasn't disgraced at Kilbeggan last time; needs this for a handicap mark.
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18th

21

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Punchestown

Royal Finesse

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Hart

T: L Young

Handicap form is poor and cannot entertain on seasonal return.

100/1

21

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 50y

16:55 Cork

Royal Finesse

10st 13lb

J: Martin Mooney

T: L Young

Third reserve; now 0-8 hurdling, tailed off when last seen in February.

12th

17

10th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:30 Thurles

Royal Finesse

10st 13lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: L Young

Has hinted at a return to form of late and his fifth of 14 at Limerick last time when stepped back up in trip was his best run for a while; off 86 days and cheekpieces now fitted.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 97

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Three-time Flat winner but no impression on either start over hurdles; needs this for a mark.
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11th

3

17th Sep 2021

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

12:25 Downpatrick

Bushtucker Trial

11st 12lb

J: Adam Short

T: Leanne Breen

Three-time Flat winner but no impression on either start over hurdles; needs this for a mark.

50/1

Form: 09

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
No show in either of her maiden hurdles; may fare better in handicaps.
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12th

15

17th Sep 2021

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

12:25 Downpatrick

Eannasareal

10st 13lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

No show in either of her maiden hurdles; may fare better in handicaps.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Three runs on Flat last year for Henry de Bromhead without setting the world alight; others preferred.
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7th

12

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:35 Clonmel

Miss Daingerfield

11st 0lb

J: Dylan Robinson

T: Henry De Bromhead

in rear, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, soon struggling, held 2 out

22/1

Form: 85

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Improved on her second start when weakening late in a Kilbeggan maiden hurdle two weeks ago; has ability and could outrun her likely odds with some more improvement.
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7th

7

27th Sep 2021

Good

2m 3f 209y

13:30 Roscommon

Darraughs Diamond

11st 1lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: D M Christie

Well-held so far, big odds.

100/1

14th

14

17th Sep 2021

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

12:25 Downpatrick

Darraughs Diamond

10st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: D M Christie

Improved on her second start when weakening late in a Kilbeggan maiden hurdle two weeks ago; has ability and could outrun her likely odds with some more improvement.

33/1

12/1

Form: 750-

Last run: 148 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in two bumpers but ran well in between in a maiden hurdle at Leopardstown in March; off since April but no surprise should he play a hand.
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6

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 110y

15:30 Downpatrick

Skol

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Noel Meade

prominent, led before 2nd, headed and chased leaders after 4th, hampered 7th, soon lost position, became detached 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

8/1

10

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

Skol

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Noel Meade

Best effort yet when third on handicap debut over hurdles at Navan last month but made a bad mistake when unseating on chase debut at Thurles last week; seemed to be in the process of running a good race from the front and not one to put a line through.

10/1

8

19th Dec 2021

Good

3m 0f 182y

12:10 Thurles

Skol

12st 0lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Noel Meade

Best run over hurdles when third in a competitive handicap hurdle at Navan last time; going the right way and no surprise if he put up a bold show here on his chase debut.

12/1

Form: 07

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
First reserve; well beaten in two starts and makes no appeal.
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8

19th Sep 2021

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

14:30 Listowel

I’ll Ask The Uncle

12st 0lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: James Andrew Fahey

Tailed off on first two starts and now tries longest trip yet; opposed.

100/1

16

17th Sep 2021

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

12:25 Downpatrick

I’ll Ask The Uncle

11st 6lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: James Andrew Fahey

First reserve; well beaten in two starts and makes no appeal.

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Second reserve; newcomer by a Galileo sire; best watched on debut.
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1

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 52y

16:15 Naas

Lonracha

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Andrew McNamara

Not disgraced on handicap debut over C&D last time; has a squeak if improving from that.

12/1

13th

7

13th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 80y

15:30 Naas

Lonracha

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Andrew McNamara

Not obviously well handicapped on the basis of three maiden hurdle runs last autumn.

33/1

21

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Leopardstown

Lonracha

10st 13lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Andrew McNamara

Third reserve; minor promise on first two runs but backwards step when tailed off 134 days ago.

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Third reserve; winning pointer for Rosemary Connors in the spring; interesting if he gets in.
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11th

5

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:20 Downpatrick

Ingenious Stroke

11st 8lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Henry De Bromhead

always towards rear, not fluent 1st, ridden after 3rd, never dangerous

20/1

2nd

3

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:15 Wexford

Ingenious Stroke

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Point winner; best of his three maiden hurdle runs at 2m3f to 2m7f was on his first attempt at Galway, when fourth behind talented novice Blazing Khal; soundly beaten on his last two starts; off since December but likely to make the market with the stable in fine form.

7/4

20

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Ingenious Stroke

10st 7lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Point winner; best of his three maiden hurdle runs at 2m3f/2m7f was on his first attempt at Galway, when fourth behind talented novice Blazing Khal; soundly beaten on his last two starts; drops in trip now for handicap debut.

33/1

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Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

The Greek

SPOTLIGHT:

Wild Shot

POSTDATA:

The Greek

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The Greek