March 22 / 13.45 Clonmel

13.45 Clonmel

Soft To Heavy

Nire Valley Claiming Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 2f 112y
  • 12 runners
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Nire Valley Claiming Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.60
  • Place: £2.70

Form: -25906 C

Last run: 110 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner over hurdles for Willie Mullins with a high rating of 151; campaigned mostly over fences for his current trainer without showing much and well beaten in a conditions hurdle here when last seen in December; best watched for now.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

10

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 6f 169y

18:45 Clonmel

Scarpeta

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Andrew McNamara

in rear, mistake 6th, headway but still plenty to do 3 out, ridden and went second before 2 out, 1 length down when pecked on landing 2 out, no chance with winner approaching last, kept on

14/1

18th

12

(2)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

1m 5f 0y

17:21 Navan

Scarpeta

9st 7lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Andrew McNamara

12/1

1st

7

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:45 Clonmel

Scarpeta

11st 0lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Andrew McNamara

Three-time winner over hurdles for Willie Mullins with a high rating of 151; campaigned mostly over fences for his current trainer without showing much and well beaten in a conditions hurdle here when last seen in December; best watched for now.

12/1

7/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form: -75313 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 8lb

12 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Five-time chase and hurdles winner and landed a similar contest to this over 2m5f at Limerick last month; decent third in a Navan handicap chase since; chase mark of 109 gives her an excellent chance of scoring again and looks the one to beat.
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2

5th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 60y

18:15 Tipperary

Spare Brakes

11st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: V C Ward

1

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 6f 169y

17:20 Clonmel

Spare Brakes

12st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: V C Ward

Veteran was a good servant for Robert Tyner with five wins including two over fences; claimed after finishing second over hurdles here last month; third off this mark in latest chase outing at Navan and consistent sort can't be ruled out.

11/2

2nd

10

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:45 Clonmel

Spare Brakes

10st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Five-time chase and hurdles winner and landed a similar contest to this over 2m5f at Limerick last month; decent third in a Navan handicap chase since; chase mark of 109 gives her an excellent chance of scoring again and looks the one to beat.

7/4

OUR TIP

16/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 7-5004

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Handicap hurdle winner at Downpatrick in 2019; some semblance of a return to form at Navan last month; each-way chance if he can step up on that.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

7

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 175y

18:30 Tramore

Thegoaheadman

11st 12lb

J: Mr M McGuane

T: Martin Gerard McGuane

3rd

3

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:45 Clonmel

Thegoaheadman

12st 0lb

J: Mr M McGuane

T: Martin Gerard McGuane

Handicap hurdle winner at Downpatrick in 2019; some semblance of a return to form at Navan last month; each-way chance if he can step up on that.

16/1

4th

6

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

15:30 Navan

Thegoaheadman

11st 12lb

J: Mr M McGuane

T: Martin Gerard McGuane

Sole win came nearly three years ago and seems to have completely lost his way at present.

66/1

Form: 90848P

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Winning hurdler-chaser; below his best this season with various headgear tried; all headgear is left off today but hard to fancy on current evidence.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

13th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:00 Kilbeggan

Key Commander

12st 0lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Eoin Doyle

midfield, headway when not fluent 3 out, soon pressed leaders going okay, ridden after 2 out, no impression when jumped left last, ran on and went fourth towards finish

6/1

5th

5

31st May 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:05 Ballinrobe

Key Commander

11st 11lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Eoin Doyle

midfield, in touch with leaders 3 out, close up when ridden after 2 out, no extra approaching last, soon weakened

8/1

11

19th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:55 Tipperary

Key Commander

11st 9lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Eoin Doyle

Form: 07

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not entirely disgraced in a Gowran maiden hurdle ten days ago but much more needed here.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:45 Clonmel

Fortune Cookie

11st 4lb

J: Mr T O’Connor

T: Turlough O’Connor

Not entirely disgraced in a Gowran maiden hurdle ten days ago but much more needed here.

50/1

7th

2

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Gowran Park

Fortune Cookie

11st 7lb

J: Mr T O’Connor

T: Turlough O’Connor

Didn't jump well when beaten 58l on debut in a Punchestown maiden hurdle, so loads of improvement is needed.

50/1

10th

7

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 31y

15:15 Punchestown

Fortune Cookie

10st 13lb

J: Mr T O’Connor

T: Turlough O’Connor

Closely related to point winner Kilbree Warrior; dam point/3m hurdle winner, half-sister to 2m hurdle winner Superior Ben and useful 2m6f/3m chase winner Wise Old Owl; 3,000EUR foal is best watched today for future reference.

100/1

Form: 178904 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Won a heavy ground maiden hurdle at Ballinrobe last May; returned to form when fourth in a Navan handicap hurdle 10 days ago and should go well at the weights.
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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

6th

9

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:45 Clonmel

Buzz Light

10st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Michael Mulvany

Won a heavy ground maiden hurdle at Ballinrobe last May; returned to form when fourth in a Navan handicap hurdle 10 days ago and should go well at the weights.

4/1

4th

6

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Navan

Buzz Light

10st 12lb

J: E O’Connell

T: Michael Mulvany

Decent form in the first half of the year, culminating in a maiden win at Ballinrobe in May on heavy; yet to recapture that form since returning, tongue tie having no effect last time; handicapper relenting but still others preferred.

20/1

23th

10

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Buzz Light

10st 13lb

J: Patrick Corbett

T: Michael Mulvany

Decent form in the first half of the year, culminating in a maiden win at Ballinrobe in May; moderate efforts in three starts since returning from a break; failed to stay 2m6f on latest; tongue-tie on now.

50/1

Form: 683063

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Ran well in a Punchestown handicap hurdle in January and stepped up on that when third in a conditions contest at Limerick nine days ago; stable in good form and could go well here, even if he has a little bit to find.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

(7)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 189y

Class 5

16:04 Catterick

Grand Revival

9st 0lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Neil King

held up in rear, headway on outer over 4f out, shaken up and outpaced 3f out, kept on from over 1f out, went second final 110yds, no match for winner

33/1

3rd

4

22nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

16:55 Fakenham

Grand Revival

10st 11lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

5th

5

17th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

17:17 Huntingdon

Grand Revival

10st 12lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed some ability on his only completed point-to-point but more needed on his track debut.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

6

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:45 Clonmel

Kingston Dreamer

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

Showed some ability on his only completed point-to-point but more needed on his track debut.

33/1

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in a pair of point-to-points and little reason to think he can play a hand here.
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10th

9

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:25 Cork

Monfin Lad

11st 12lb

J: Mr E Shaw

T: M J Tynan

Unplaced in two starts in points; tailed off last of nine finishers on hurdling debut at Clonmel on Tuesday.

100/1

9th

2

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:45 Clonmel

Monfin Lad

12st 0lb

J: Mr E Shaw

T: M J Tynan

Well beaten in a pair of point-to-points and little reason to think he can play a hand here.

66/1

Form: 5007

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten at least 100L in all four starts and makes no appeal; tried in a hood here.
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4

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:45 Clonmel

Craggaunowen

11st 10lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: John F O’Neill

Beaten at least 100L in all four starts and makes no appeal; tried in a hood here.

100/1

7th

1

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:20 Leopardstown

Craggaunowen

11st 12lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: John F O’Neill

Tailed off in trio of starts to date and impossible to make a strong case for him on chasing debut.

200/1

16th

4

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Craggaunowen

11st 12lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: John F O’Neill

Completely tailed off when set an unenviable task on debut in a Listed bumper at Navan and no joy since.

200/1

Form: 5-7876

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle last year; patchy form this year most recently when well held in a Down Royal handicap last week; well-treated on his rating if it can be believed and should be well capable of getting into the shake-up.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

3rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

13:50 Market Rasen

Fire Squadron

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

prominent, not fluent 4 out, soon nudged along, ridden before 2 out, soon outpaced and weakened

2/1

8

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:45 Clonmel

Fire Squadron

10st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Gordon Elliott

Runner-up in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle last year; patchy form this year most recently when well held in a Down Royal handicap last week; well-treated on his rating if it can be believed and should be well capable of getting into the shake-up.

3/1

Form: F5756

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Finished behind stable campanion Grand Revival at Limerick last week; others preferred.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:45 Clonmel

Sand Drift

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Finished behind stable campanion Grand Revival at Limerick last week; others preferred.

12/1

6th

10

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 50y

13:20 Limerick

Sand Drift

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Didn't show much on the Flat and it's been a similar story over hurdles so far.

50/1

5th

5

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

15:30 Naas

Sand Drift

10st 9lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Modest form on the Flat and hasn't done anything to justify an opening mark of 108 in three runs over hurdles.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €226.00
Straight Forecast €216.00
Trifecta €3474.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Scarpeta

SPOTLIGHT:

Spare Brakes

RP Ratings (IRE):

Buzz Light

The Irish Sun:

Scarpeta

POSTDATA:

Spare Brakes