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13:03 Gowran Park

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BetVictor Joe Bollard Memorial Maiden Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £6321.43
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 3m 45s
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BetVictor Joe Bollard Memorial Maiden Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.60
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Had a high rating on the Flat and did well in the end to finish second (Luke Short third) in a Navan maiden hurdle two weeks ago; likely to frank those placings although no surprise if they were a bit closer today.

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10th

1

(4)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Vultan

10st 2lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: A J Martin

Hasn't won on the Flat since a 1m4f success on turf back in 2021; ran okay over 1m4f here a fortnight ago on all-weather debut and well worth another go at this trip.

12/1

4th

6

(2)

8th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Vultan

8st 7lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: A J Martin

Useful handicapper on turf in 2021 when he also won over hurdles; unable to make much impact under either code this year and now makes AW debut.

12/1

6/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner and a competitive performer in some valuable contests; behind Vultan on his hurdles debut at Navan two weeks ago; unlikely to be much between them today.

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1st

5

(14)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Luke Short

9st 7lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Noel Meade

midfield, headway when switched right 2f out, keeping on when ridden towards near side over 1f out, led and ran on final 110yds

8/1

12th

13

(19)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Leopardstown

Luke Short

8st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Noel Meade

Snapped a losing run in decisive fashion on the AW last week (1m4f) and he has respectable form off this 8lb higher mark; goes on soft ground but anything deeper seems to find him out.

14/1

66/1

  • Place: £8.70

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam placed in point, half-sister to 3m-3m1f hurdle/chase winner Boss Croaker out of unraced half-sister to bumper/2m3f-2m6f hurdle/chase winner Mount Sandel and 2m hurdle/2m4f mares Listed chase winner Court Leader; nice staying pedigree and probably best watched here on debut.

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7th

5

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

The Big Chap

11st 2lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Paul W Flynn

Won a beginners' at Fairyhouse in October before a novice chase success at Galway later that month; pulled up after a bad mistake behind Solness at Fairyhouse but back on track with a 1l defeat to The Folkes Tiara over C&D on St Stephen's Day; that looked like a warm race and he was closing on the winner all the way to the line; should be in the mix again.

13/2

2nd

4

26th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

The Big Chap

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Paul W Flynn

held up in midfield

8/1

0

6

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

The Big Chap

10st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul W Flynn

prominent early, mistake 2nd, dropped to midfield before 6th, weakened and dropped to rear 5 out, detached when pulled up before 4 out

13/2

Form: U

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Failed to trouble the judge on the Flat and well beaten on his hurdles debut; others preferred.

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5th

10

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:20 Bellewstown

Herculaneum

11st 7lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

midfield

9/2

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Frustrating 20-race maiden on the Flat and showed little on only start over hurdles; hood tried today but others preferred.

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13th

16

(19)

24th May 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

19:20 Gowran Park

Gregorys Gift

8st 13lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: Seamus Fahey

Down the field here in October; reported to have made a noise when pulling up over hurdles on his recent reappearance; has what it takes to surprise but not easy to recommend at the same time.

25/1

5

14th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

15:05 Wexford

Gregorys Gift

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Seamus Fahey

Longstanding moderate maiden on the Flat; handicap debut over hurdles here following three undistinguished runs last autumn and needs to improve.

12/1

19

12th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

18:45 Clonmel

Gregorys Gift

11st 7lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Seamus Fahey

Form: 099

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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

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16

(3)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:30 Leopardstown

Eternal Prince

12st 0lb

J: Reserve

T: J J Lambe

Maiden under all codes has his work cut out against some of these; reserve

16

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 4f 0y

17:40 Gowran Park

Eternal Prince

12st 0lb

J: Reserve

T: J J Lambe

Second reserve; no realistic chance?

15th

9

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Eternal Prince

11st 8lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: J J Lambe

always towards rear, not fluent 3rd, pushed along and no impression after 3 out

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed some ability on the Flat for Cormac Farrell without winning; best watched on his stable and hurdles debut.

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7

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 30y

17:15 Kilbeggan

Kingslayer

11st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Andrew McNamara

5th

8

(5)

11th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Kingslayer

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Andrew McNamara

Raised 8lb for 0.75l win here two starts ago and ran creditably enough off that new mark when third here a fortnight ago; both those starts over 1m2.5f and now reverts to 1m4f, which should be fine; shortlisted.

5/1

3rd

9

(10)

28th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Kingslayer

9st 9lb

J: Daniel King

T: Andrew McNamara

14-race maiden before coming good under this rider in a C&D handicap three weeks ago; up 8lb and faces a stiff task here but might have a bit more in his locker.

7/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 195 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten a long way in a Thurles bumper in March; hooded here but makes little appeal.

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2nd

1

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 76y

17:45 Clonmel

The Niffler

12st 5lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Struggled last season and similar story this season before winning at Naas on Tuesday; will carry a 7lb penalty for that and not sure to appreciate the drop to this trip if turned out again quickly.

4/1

Form: 0-8

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Failed to show a huge amount on her return to action at Downpatrick last month; best watched for now.

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2nd

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

7/1

3rd

9

29th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:04 Fontwell

Whatcoloristhewind

10st 2lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Seamus Mullins

5/2

1st

11

12th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

17:45 Fontwell

Whatcoloristhewind

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Seamus Mullins

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second foal; unraced dam closely related to winners Finger Onthe Pulse (bumper/smart 2m-2m6f hurdle/chase), Buddy Bolero (useful 2m3f-2m7f jumps), The Mad Robertson (2m3f hurdle) and Ice Warrior (bumper/2m4f hurdle); well-bred newcomer and best watched this time but could be worth watching.

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18th

7

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

Free Birds Fly

11st 9lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: P A Fahy

Made mistakes at Kilbeggan a month ago; will need to jump much better to give herself any chance.

50/1

10

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Free Birds Fly

10st 11lb

J: B J Cooper

T: P A Fahy

40/1

9th

7

25th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 188y

14:10 Thurles

Free Birds Fly

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: P A Fahy

Shown very little in a pair of maiden hurdles and a bumper so far; back down in trip.

33/1

Form: P

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ran no race at all on his track debut at Listowel last week; likely a lot better than that and a big run would not surprise; one for a market watch.

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0

2

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

11:45 Aintree

Hardy Bloke

11st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

raced in fourth, lost touch from 10th, pulled up before 13th

10/1

4th

4

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 127y

Class 2

13:50 Haydock

Hardy Bloke

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

in rear, not fluent 1st, in touch with leaders when mistake 7th, not fluent 9th, outpaced after 5 out, kept on but no impression

50/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Lightly-raced maiden ran well when sixth at Tipperary in June; well beaten on her sole hurdles start at Cork in March

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16

16th Dec 2021

Yielding

1m 7f 180y

13:25 Naas

Lizzies Song

11st 9lb

J: Mr C Mullins

T: Thomas Mullins

Lowly-rated Flat sort hasn't shown much over hurdles and was tailed-off at Cork last month; looks unlikely here.

66/1

17

16th Nov 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:30 Limerick

Lizzies Song

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Thomas Mullins

Low-rated filly on Flat, same over hurdles; yet to show winning potential; third reserve.

19

14th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:50 Cork

Lizzies Song

10st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Thomas Mullins

0-10 and can't be put forward on what she's shown so far.

100/1

Form:

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten on debut at Galway last month and very much up against it here.

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8th

9

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 50y

17:25 Punchestown

Sandy Hill Toner

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Shown nothing in four starts so far; may be one for handicaps at this point.

66/1

13th

8

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Sandy Hill Toner

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Poor form in trio of 2021 starts and has been off 564 days.

50/1

8

1st Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 100y

14:50 Tramore

Sandy Hill Toner

11st 5lb

J: Ms K L Derwin

T: A J Martin

Nothing to take from a trio of maiden hurdle runs in autumn of 2021; tongue tie fitted for chasing debut here after 14 months' absence and can only be watched, unless market suggests otherwise.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Easily beat subsequent Sedgefield bumper winner A Different Kind in a point-to-point for Pat Doyle in April; fascinating prospect for this outfit but not exactly an easy opening opportunity here.

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2nd

5

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Marvel De Cerisy

11st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

His only win over fences (1-4) came on a right-handed track but he tends to jump left and got away with it in that novice chase; could upgrade his ninth place in the 2m4f handicap at Cheltenham but, even so, this company demands a good jolt of improvement on that form.

10/1

9th

14

16th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Marvel De Cerisy

10st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Has form figures of F13 since switched to chasing, the win registered at right-handed Punchestown (2m3f, yielding to soft); subsequent effort suggests this return to a left-handed track will suit; still nowhere near fully exposed over fences and could go well.

20/1

3rd

3

21st Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

12:37 Fairyhouse

Marvel De Cerisy

11st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Came back strongly from a last fence fall at Wexford to decisively win a Punchestown novice last month (Gallyhill third) despite racing keenly; looks a decent novice and has every chance of following up here.

4/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Vultan

The Irish Sun:

Luke Short

RP Ratings (IRE):

Vultan

POSTDATA:

Vultan