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BetVictor Joe Bollard Memorial Maiden Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £6321.43
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 3m 50s
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BetVictor Joe Bollard Memorial Maiden Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.20
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 25-225

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a trio of maiden hurdles with various amounts of ease in the ground; ran better than his finishing position suggests at Downpatrick last time; has the form in the book to win an ordinary maiden hurdle, which this certainly is.

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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

10/11

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 23-53

Last run: 107 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a Naas maiden hurdle in January on his stable debut; has not really matched that since although ran okay on good ground at Navan in June when last seen; should take beating here.

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7th

8

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

15:25 Chepstow

Showbusiness

11st 5lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Ex-Irish 6yo; well beaten over hurdles on stable debut in May but, following a break, made good start to chasing career when clear second over C&D (soft) last month; nudged up only 1lb for that and will be a very tough nut to crack if in similar form.

7/2

2nd

3

24th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:05 Chepstow

Showbusiness

11st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Won a Punchestown maiden hurdle for Gordon Elliott in May 2022 (2m, good), matching his peak RPR in the process; well beaten at Ffos Las in May on his stable debut; suspicion he'll need marked improvement for fences if he's to defy this mark.

25/1

25/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 09

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

15-race maiden on the Flat with declining form and no show in a pair of maiden hurdles; hard to fancy.

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24th

26

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Joven

10st 5lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

15-race Flat maiden; 0-4 over hurdles but showed more promise on penultimate start when third in a Gowran maiden; big price when towards rear on handicap debut at Cork; up against it.

33/1

15th

3

14th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:50 Cork

Joven

11st 11lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Thomas Mullins

15-race maiden on Flat and 0-3 over hurdles but showed more promise last time when third of 14 in a Gowran maiden hurdle; tough opening mark though.

16/1

11

31st Oct 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:40 Cork

Joven

11st 9lb

J: Mikey Hamill

T: Thomas Mullins

Not great on his first two starts over hurdles but attracted some market support when a much improved third on his recent visit to Gowran, 9l behind the second and re-opposing Showbusiness; going the right way and not one to rule out now.

14/1

Form: 600

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

No show in a pair of bumpers and a maiden hurdle; makes little appeal.

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1st

7

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 116y

19:40 Bellewstown

Killinure Lass

11st 5lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

towards rear, pushed along but headway before 2 out, in touch with leaders approaching last, ridden and ran on well to lead inside final 110yds, won going away

18/1

6th

5

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 50y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Killinure Lass

11st 6lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Brian M McMahon

held up in rear, outpaced after 3 out, lost touch before 2 out, weakened approaching last

12/1

Form: 0970

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Yet to get competitive in a trio of bumpers or a maiden hurdle last time and looks up against it.

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3rd

6

20th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

13:05 Plumpton

Saved By The River

11st 4lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, outpaced 4 out, no impression before 3 out

66/1

9th

11

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:20 Hereford

Saved By The River

10st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Belied 33-1 odds when placed at Fontwell (2m5f, good) in June, his fourth start for Seamus Mullins, but didn't fire over that C&D on latest outing and is now 0-11 over hurdles.

16/1

5th

7

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:05 Fontwell

Saved By The River

10st 7lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

Ex-Irish maiden who's had 14 races; penultimate start was one of his better efforts, when third of eight over C&D, and he was not disgraced in blinkers when trying 3m2f on latest; place hopes.

12/1

Form:

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Ordinary Flat performer and well beaten on her hurdles debut at Downpatrick last month; makes no appeal.

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11th

5

6th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:55 Kilbeggan

Miss Daingerfield

11st 8lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, pushed along and lost position after 2 out, eased from last

7/1

4

15th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

19:00 Kilbeggan

Miss Daingerfield

11st 7lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent early, in touch with leaders when fell 5th

7/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ordinary performer on the Flat in Britain for Henry Candy; best watched on her Irish and hurdles debut.

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No Results Found

Form: 4

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Flat winner and fared okay on his hurdles debut, weakening late in a Navan maiden two weeks ago; should fare better here in a weaker race and hard to see him out of the frame.

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6th

8

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

David Garrick

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Dual flat winner including at the Curragh in October; 0-6 hurdling, out of depth in Grade 3 following month; first handicap hurdle.

16/1

7th

5

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

14:02 Down Royal

David Garrick

10st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

took keen hold, soon prominent in chasing group, lost position 4th, towards rear when not fluent 2 out (usual 4 out), soon weakened

16/1

1st

13

(8)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Curragh

David Garrick

9st 10lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

in touch with leaders, went third under 4f out, led up the centre under 2f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied towards finish, led again post

11/2

Form: 850P

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in a Tipperary maiden hurdle in May; small chance on that form although well-beaten since.

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8th

8

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Indie Belle

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Widger

Better chaser than hurdler, rated 20lb lower in this sphere and just 1-18; might need this run with a view to going back over fences.

9/1

1st

11

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 50y

19:10 Punchestown

Indie Belle

10st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Widger

in touch with leaders, midfield when stumbled and nearly lost jockey after 7th

12/1

1st

4

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:35 Downpatrick

Indie Belle

11st 10lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Robert Widger

Tramore beginners' chase winner in December has been kept to hurdles since, running well on a couple of occasions, 3m looking too far last time; scope for improvement in first handicap chase with trip/ground to suit and capable claimer booked.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No show in a trio of Flat maidens for Denis Hogan or a Flat handicap for his current stable; hooded here and the possibility remains that he is capable of better on his hurdles debut.

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3

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:10 Limerick

Grey Bear

11st 10lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Declan Queally

Handicapped over hurdles and on the level now; in good hands; watch market.

8/1

7th

6

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 100y

12:10 Wexford

Grey Bear

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Declan Queally

Well beaten in first two outings over hurdles and handicaps beckon after this.

100/1

13th

14

10th Oct 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:40 Limerick

Grey Bear

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Declan Queally

Quiet so far and best watched on second hurdles start.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

First foal; dam placed 3m hurdle, half-sister to very useful 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Germany Calling, out of twice-raced granddaughter of 1m1f-1m2f Flat/fairly useful 2m-2m4f hurdle winner; stoutly-bred newcomer and likely to improve for whatever she does here.

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10th

6

31st Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 2f 0y

15:00 Punchestown

Coolaney Express

11st 11lb

J: Paul Cawley

T: P A Fahy

Well beaten in a couple of maiden hurdles and very much an outsider on that evidence.

100/1

16

11th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:22 Fairyhouse

Coolaney Express

11st 9lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: P A Fahy

Second reserve; well beaten in two starts over hurdles and not a viable contender.

7th

7

22nd Oct 2021

Yielding

3m 1f 150y

15:05 Sligo

Coolaney Express

10st 12lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: P A Fahy

Shantou filly unable to go the pace from an early stage on recent Gowran debut, well beaten; may need more time.

66/1

33/1

Form: 08

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Very ordinary Flat form here; not entirely disgraced in a Listowel maiden hurdle last week but much more needed.

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12

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:20 Downpatrick

Katzoff

10st 12lb

J: Tom Harney

T: J Morrison

midfield

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 88080-

Last run: 165 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Little to recommend in bumpers and over hurdles to date; makes little appeal.

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14th

1

(4)

19th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:50 Dundalk (AW)

Da Little Grey Lad

9st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Miss Katy Brown

Poor form over jumps and barely beat a rival on Flat debut in a C&D maiden when 250-1 in November.

200/1

13th

3

(3)

24th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Da Little Grey Lad

9st 12lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: Miss Katy Brown

85-rated maiden hurdler after five runs; nothing is his bumper form to suggest any chance.

100/1

15th

8

13th Nov 2021

Yielding

2m 3f 120y

14:23 Punchestown

Da Little Grey Lad

11st 9lb

J: Adam Short

T: Miss Katy Brown

Pulled-up at Clonmel last month when making his handicap debut off a low rating; nothing to suggest any chance

200/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Flat maiden with some reasonable form to her credit, notable when runner-up in a couple of maidens last summer; best watched on her hurdles debut.

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19

30th Oct 2021

Soft

2m 0f 190y

12:40 Down Royal

Lough Swilly Pearl

11st 6lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

Flat maiden with some reasonable form to her credit; lost form after finishing second in maidens at Tipperary and Sligo last year; pulled-up with slipped saddle when 50-1 on hurdling debut at Gowran; very poor effort at Downpatrick last time.

66/1

12

1st Oct 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:30 Gowran Park

Lough Swilly Pearl

11st 2lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

Flat maiden with some reasonable form to her credit, notable when runner-up in a couple of maidens last summer; best watched on her hurdles debut.

50/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Showbusiness

RP Ratings (IRE):

Easca Peasca

POSTDATA:

Showbusiness

The Irish Sun:

Showbusiness