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15:05 Navan

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Flower Hill Maiden

  • Prize money: £6321.43
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 3m 17s
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Flower Hill Maiden

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.30
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 2-42 BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Galway Hurdle fourth now rated 140 and good run back on the Flat at Thurles recently when second to a progressive 3yo with a smart hurdler back in third; fitness assured and should make a bold bid to go one better.

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3rd

2

(3)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Jesse Evans

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

in touch with leaders, headway disputing second 3f out, outpaced 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on

3/1

0

10

(18)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Jesse Evans

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Noel Meade

A fourth and two seconds in the last three runnings of the Galway Hurdle; also a force on the Flat, winning at Killarney (1m6f) in August and close fourth of 30 in Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh (2m1f, soft) three weeks ago; in-form contender who needs plenty of respect.

10/1

4th

17

(20)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Jesse Evans

9st 7lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Noel Meade

prominent throughout, disputing lead under 2f out, kept on until no extra towards finish

12/1

2nd
1 (4)
Ardla

20/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 8

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner probably a bit too keen on recent Flat debut at Thurles; down slightly in trip here but others preferred.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

15:30 Killarney

Ardla

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: M Halford

10th

14

26th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 100y

16:50 Punchestown

Ardla

10st 5lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: M Halford

3rd

3

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Navan

Ardla

11st 4lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: M Halford

Won a bumper at Punchestown in September 2020; took a while to find his best form again, but did well to chase home the odds-on Jesse Evans in a Flat maiden at this venue in October and again beat all bar an odds-on shot in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown; impressed with front-running C&D maiden win five weeks ago.

100/30

6/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Talented hurdler rated 143 although hasn't been seen since down the field in valuable Punchestown handicap in early May; bumper winner but first run on the Flat here before likely resumption hurdling.

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0

7

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 50y

13:42 Navan

Drop The Anchor

10st 12lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: P A Fahy

Dual-purpose sort has won valuable handicaps in both codes; well beaten on his last number of hurdle starts and blinkers will have to make a difference.

33/1

10th

7

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

14:00 Naas

Drop The Anchor

10st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: P A Fahy

towards rear of midfield

25/1

12th

3

(11)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 31y

17:10 Naas

Drop The Anchor

9st 8lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: P A Fahy

dwelt start

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner took his hurdle mark to a career-high 127 when second at Tipperary recently; plenty to find with some of these on hurdles form but guaranteed race-fit and not to be ruled out.

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0

5

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 108y

14:30 Galway

Hallowed Star

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Just 7lb lower when bolting up in this race last year and went on to win over fences; did not get the run of the race in a 2m Flat handicap here on Wednesday; forecast rain will help and very likely to be a strong contender to follow up last year's success.

7/1

6th

6

(20)

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Galway

Hallowed Star

9st 13lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

135-rated jumper; twice placed in Flat maidens; merits respect as three-time course winner over jumps; cheekpieces fitted now after a dismal run over hurdles at Cartmel.

12/1

12th

1

2nd Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 2

14:40 Cartmel

Hallowed Star

12st 0lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: John Joseph Hanlon

raced in third

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced but talented horse for Nicky Henderson; returned from 17 months off to readily land conditions hurdle at Leopardstown in March 2020 and after further break never counted in Galway Hurdle that year; fragile sort returns from further 15 months absence here but clearly runs well fresh so respected on belated Flat debut; market best guide.

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Verdict Starting price

14th

16

5th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Charli Parcs

10st 1lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Losing streak goes back to win in a conditions event here in March 2020; fair fourth behind Nibiru at Down Royal in November; soundly beaten last twice, including here at Christmas.

33/1

7th

11

27th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

Charli Parcs

10st 7lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

towards rear of midfield

20/1

9th

14

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:05 Fairyhouse

Charli Parcs

10st 9lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

midfield

20/1

Form: 4-6

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Four-time hurdles winner rated 132 in that sphere; having only second start on the Flat when mildly encouraging Thurles run 13 days ago (plenty to find with Jesse Evans on that); hood on & eligible for a mark after this.

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12th

4

(2)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Hearts Are Trumps

9st 12lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Desmond McDonogh

All five wins have been gained over hurdles, including a valuable handicap at Fairyhouse in 2021; has had limited Flat opportunities; unplaced here in April on his only AW attempt; good effort at Navan on his most recent hurdles start; cheekpieces for the first time.

10/1

2nd

4

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

14:45 Navan

Hearts Are Trumps

11st 8lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Desmond McDonogh

in touch with leaders, headway after 2 out, switched right then challenging before last, went second when ridden and kept on run-in, no match for winner

6/1

9th

9

(10)

8th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

18:05 Down Royal

Hearts Are Trumps

9st 4lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Desmond McDonogh

Back to winning ways off much reduced hurdles mark at Ballinrobe in July; held at Tramore since and hasn't made much impact so far in three Flat handicaps.

10/1

7/1

Form: 84 BF

Last run: 69 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner with just okay form in 2 Flat outings; let down by jumping over hurdles latest; needs to improve on what we've seen so far.

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11th

2

(1)

24th May 2022

Yielding

1m 5f 155y

20:20 Gowran Park

Beret Rouge

10st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: W P Mullins

Dual bumper winner on good ground hasn't delivered over hurdles; just okay form in flat maidens but possible improver here on better ground with Keane booked for handicap debut.

11/2

1

10th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Tramore

Beret Rouge

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Dual bumper winner was runner-up over hurdles on debut at Listowel in 2020 but hasn't matched that twice since; ran well on the Flat here last summer; strong chance if restored to her best; fourth (beaten 9l) in the 4.30 at Ballinrobe Friday having not jumped that well.

7/2

4th

1

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 142y

16:30 Ballinrobe

Beret Rouge

11st 7lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

50/1

Form: 7

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Mildly encouraging Tipperary debut recently but major improvement likely needed to figure here

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10

(11)

3rd May 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

17:50 Gowran Park

Scenic Look

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Adrian Murray

Fit from hurdling; stays well on the Flat but out of her depth in a race of this standard with an official rating of 76.

66/1

4th

1

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 50y

16:35 Kilbeggan

Scenic Look

12st 2lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Adrian Murray

midfield

9/2

13

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Scenic Look

11st 0lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Adrian Murray

2m Flat winner finished off well in 2m mares' event at Limerick last time; probably would prefer a bit further but if they go hard it will help.

16/1

Form: 75

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Both maiden runs not without promise but 3yo seems a more likely player in handicaps in due course.

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4

15th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:52 Market Rasen

The Role Model

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

held up in rear, not fluent 4th, pulled up after 3 out, lost action

7/2

9th

15

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Navan

The Role Model

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Kevin Michael Smith

Minor promise on the Flat; unseated at the opening flight on debut but outran odds of 150-1 when fourth 18 in a maiden hurdle at Naas on his penultimate start and showed that was no fluke when only beaten 3l at Gowran last time; could be involved if he progresses again but shapes like he may want a step up in trip.

9/1

3rd

11

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Gowran Park

The Role Model

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Kevin Michael Smith

Showed a bit of ability on the Flat and left his hurdle debut behind (early unseat) when fourth of 18 in a maiden hurdle at Naas last month, catching the eye of the stewards in the process having made up plenty of late ground; should build on that.

7/2

Form: 000-00

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Nothing so far of note; impossible to fancy; non-runner at Gowran yesterday (4.05).

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6th

7

14th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 55y

14:00 Sligo

Miss Polly Shelby

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Ronan M P McNally

in rear throughout, jumped slightly right 1st, slow jump and reminders 4th, pushed along briefly after 4 out, nudged along and no impression after 3 out

12/1

17

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

14:25 Downpatrick

Miss Polly Shelby

11st 6lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Ronan M P McNally

Second reserve; mostly modest form although not disgraced latest two runs in a Flat maiden at Roscommon and handicap hurdle at Down Royal; off three months; to state the obvious, watch the market.

14

(10)

25th Aug 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

16:45 Navan

Miss Polly Shelby

8st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ronan M P McNally

14-race maiden and shown nothing on the Flat or over jumps so far; any market support on handicap debut might be worth noting.

16/1

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Promising bumper debut wasn't backed up at Roscommon; switches to Flat here and others preferred.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11th

7

(3)

20th Oct 2021

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

15:05 Navan

Our Man Flint

10st 0lb

J: Joe Doyle

T: Luke Comer

Promising bumper debut wasn't backed up at Roscommon; switches to Flat here and others preferred.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 06

Last run: 65 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Long prices on both maiden outings, shaping promisingly on second occasion at Roscommon, coming home well after a slow start; changed ownership since and quite possible cheekpieces and longer trip could bring improvement here.

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9

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

13:47 Fontwell

Vinland

11st 2lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Michael Madgwick

disputed lead, lost position and prominent before 3rd, in rear before 5th, shaken up before 7th, pushed along when detached after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

50/1

6

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Vinland

10st 12lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Michael Madgwick

prominent, hampered 7th, soon pulled up

40/1

13th

13

(9)

4th Mar 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Vinland

10st 13lb

J: Mr T Hamilton

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Needs to find plenty of improvement from his handicap debut over the extended 1m2f here; relatively unexposed sort from a stable with an excellent record at this venue,

12/1

100/1

Form: 00

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdler whose two recent Flat runs were moderate and likely to be of more interest when going handicapping.

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3rd

4

(8)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Vee Dancer

10st 0lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ronan M P McNally

Three-time hurdles winner, all at odds-on in Britain in December 2021; numerous excuses offered to the stewards for a poor run at 66-1 on the first of two Flat starts last season; better when fourth at Killarney in October; made all to justify good support over C&D last month; now 9lb higher for 3/4l defeat of Mephisto; missed a turf engagement on Wednesday.

5/2

6

(8)

29th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 5f 0y

15:25 Navan

Vee Dancer

9st 8lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ronan M P McNally

Three-time hurdles winner, all at odds-on in Britain in December 2021; numerous excuses offered to the stewards for a poor run at 66-1 on the first of two Flat starts last season; better when fourth at Killarney in October; made all to justify good support in 2m Dundalk event six weeks ago, second drawing clear of the others; soft ground more of a concern than 9lb rise.

3/1

1st

10

(3)

15th Feb 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Dundalk (AW)

Vee Dancer

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ronan M P McNally

made all, pushed along when faced challenge home turn, ridden 2f out, soon edged right, kept on well when hard pressed inside final furlong, gamely

6/1

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful hurdler/chaser but rated a good bit below several of these and hard to see him having an immediate impact on belated Flat debut.

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8th

7

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:30 Punchestown

Stansfield

10st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Paul Traynor

Sole chase win came in 2021; not too much of note this year since returning from point-to-points although fair run over hurdles in between; hard to fancy.

16/1

13th

4

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 180y

15:45 Punchestown

Stansfield

11st 8lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Paul Traynor

Has only won a novice chase in 27 starts under rules; no worse for cheekpieces when under 5l away at Down Royal and has each-way claims after that.

20/1

5th

1

1st May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Stansfield

12st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Paul Traynor

midfield

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 0lb

13 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Veteran has shown precious little in interrupted campaign both on the track and in point-to-points; easily dismissed.

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9th

8

(5)

18th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 175y

17:40 Down Royal

Titan Jack

9st 9lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Gearoid Patrick Brouder

midfield, in touch with leaders when pushed along and hung right over 3f out, outpaced when ridden over 2f out, soon lost touch and weakened (jockey said gelding hung right throughout the race. trainer's representative said gelding spread an off fore shoe during the race)

66/1

Form: 783796

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Highly-tried maiden beaten a long way in Group 3 Curragh contests of late, having shown some initial promise in maiden at same venue; back in maiden company but likely still needs to improve to feature.

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11th

10

(5)

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Galway

Seattle Sound

9st 12lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Exploited reduced mark when 20-1 winner at Limerick on second run after a long absence; not certain to uphold form with runner-up En Or, a winner since.

14/1

1st

4

(1)

24th Jun 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 70y

20:30 Limerick

Seattle Sound

9st 9lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

made all, clear after 1f, reduced lead over 2f out, ridden when faced challenge over 1f out, kept on well, always doing enough

16/1

7th

3

(13)

30th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 110y

20:15 Tipperary

Seattle Sound

10st 7lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Luke Comer

Ambitiously campaigned in Group 3 races in 2021 after finishing third in a 1m4f Curragh maiden; probably best watched after a long absence.

14/1

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Straight Forecast €324.30
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Jesse Evans

RP Ratings (IRE):

Jesse Evans

POSTDATA:

Jesse Evans

The Irish Sun:

Jesse Evans