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14:47 Fairyhouse

Yielding To Soft

Irish Thoroughbred Welfare Council Best Turned-Out League Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5267.86
  • 2m 7f 110y
  • 16 runners
  • Win time: 6m 21s
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Irish Thoroughbred Welfare Council Best Turned-Out League Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £14.90
  • Place: £3.20

Form: 146-30 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Dour stayer has won three times here and third on penultimate start at Limerick so one to consider.

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15

19th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:55 Tipperary

Nicoles Milan

11st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Sean Aherne

21

5th May 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:45 Tipperary

Nicoles Milan

11st 2lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Sean Aherne

11

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:10 Thurles

Nicoles Milan

11st 2lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Sean Aherne

Winner at Fairyhouse in December from 1lb lower; tumbled back down the weights having struggled in his last couple of starts; hard to put a line through.

20/1

14/1

  • Place: £6.00

Form: P86-64

Last run: 205 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Maiden not at her best in handicaps earlier this year and first appearance since May.

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12

4th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 30y

12:55 Down Royal

Fizzlestick

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Conor O’Dwyer

midfield, hampered by faller 1st, slightly hampered 3rd, pushed along and weakened after 4 out, dropped to rear when pulled up before 2 out

33/1

12

11th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 150y

16:05 Punchestown

Fizzlestick

11st 8lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Maiden; some promise towards the end of last year; no encouragement from her 2022 form.

25/1

5

2nd Oct 2022

Good

2m 6f 180y

14:45 Killarney

Fizzlestick

11st 7lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

in touch with leaders on outer, towards rear 3rd, bad mistake and unseated rider 5th

8/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 90-103 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Gambled-on winner for Sam Curling at Cork in May; good third on second start for this yard at Down Royal and now tried in blinkers.

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5

1st Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:10 Wincanton

Call Me Freddie

11st 1lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Won over hurdles in Ireland in 2021 but has struggled in British chases since the autumn (six runs) and is very difficult to enthuse over at present.

50/1

7th

10

20th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

16:45 Lingfield

Call Me Freddie

10st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Won over hurdles (3m, good) in Ireland in May 2021 but he's struggled over fences for new yard this season and he unseated early 14 days ago; now 1-23 and it's not hard to look elsewhere.

25/1

6

6th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

13:55 Fontwell

Call Me Freddie

10st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Richenda Ford

Won over hurdles in Ireland in spring 2021 but has struggled to get seriously competitive over fences for new stable this season (four runs), and the refitted cheekpieces didn't appear to help much last time.

33/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 6-0555 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Has won a couple of similar contests and fair comeback over inadequate trip at Clonmel last week; good claimer booked and one to note.

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14th

12

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Glenabo Bridge

10st 6lb

J: James Duggan

T: Oliver McKiernan

in touch with leaders early, midfield when not fluent and pushed along 5th, weakened and dropped to rear after 6th, tailed off before 3 out

12/1

11th

28

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Glenabo Bridge

10st 9lb

T: Oliver McKiernan

Third reserve; running okay in defeat of late but probably needs further these days.

9th

15

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Glenabo Bridge

10st 3lb

J: James Duggan

T: Oliver McKiernan

Tough and durable sort brought his winning tally over hurdles to four with a hard-earned success at Fairyhouse in November; has run respectably in two Punchestown outings since then.

12/1

Form: 667-P4 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Veteran is five-time winner (only once over hurdles) and good fourth over inadequate 2m last week so still has something to offer.

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9th

2

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 6f 169y

17:20 Clonmel

Mick The Jiver

11st 13lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Four-time chase winner; running fairly well over hurdles lately but probably needs a longer trip and softer ground.

16/1

7th

4

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Mick The Jiver

11st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Five-time winner, better over fences but has an attractive hurdles mark and got his act together to some degree when third to an emphatic winner at Clonmel last week; should get involved on that form.

11/2

3rd

2

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:51 Clonmel

Mick The Jiver

11st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Fairly useful chaser a couple of seasons ago; however, just 1-18 over hurdles and was tailed off at Limerick last time.

25/1

Form: 08848

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Fair maiden form but has stamina to prove and ground a possible concern as well (raced mostly on decent surface so far); handicap debut.

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1st

7

2nd Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Innisfree Beauty

10st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Ciaran Murphy

led, not fluent 1st, headed and prominent before 4th, not fluent and pushed along 2 out, ridden and led again approaching last, ridden out

10/1

15

19th Aug 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Innisfree Beauty

11st 1lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Ciaran Murphy

Sligo novice handicap winner last month has run just okay since in handicaps, including here over 2m; didn't seem to get home over 2m4f at Sligo on Wednesday.

12/1

5th

9

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 141y

19:30 Sligo

Innisfree Beauty

10st 11lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Ciaran Murphy

led narrowly early, headed when not fluent but prominent 2nd, not fluent 5th, led again from 4 out, headed when mistake and pushed along 3 out, soon joined leader, ridden and no extra after 2 out, weakened gradually after last

16/1

Form: 2136-7 C

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner is rated much lower over hurdles and has been runner-up five times in this sphere; first hurdles start for over a year and will be better for comeback run in October.

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10

21st Oct 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 90y

16:45 Sligo

Dubai Devils

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Paul Stafford

in touch with leaders on inner, lost position when not fluent 3 out (usual 4 out), pulled up approaching last

12/1

2nd

5

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Dubai Devils

11st 9lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Paul Stafford

1st

1

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:05 Hexham

Dubai Devils

11st 12lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Paul Stafford

Irish raider; first run at this trip but shaped as though he would stay this far when a keeping-on sixth in the 3m4f Ulster National at Downpatrick in March 2021 (good to yielding); in fair form recently; a possible.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 915233

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Has been consistent in 3m handicaps since winning a maiden at Downpatrick although has a bit to find with Final Orders on Punchestown running behind Glenquin Castle.

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8th

9

11th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 110y

14:47 Fairyhouse

Ruler Of Dubai

11st 8lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: L Young

Has been consistent in 3m handicaps since winning a maiden at Downpatrick although has a bit to find with Final Orders on Punchestown running behind Glenquin Castle.

15/2

3rd

11

13th Nov 2021

Yielding

3m 0f 40y

14:58 Punchestown

Ruler Of Dubai

10st 13lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: L Young

Won 2m3f Downpatrick maiden hurdle in August; soundly beaten in fifth in a handicap at same venue on next start; in good form again on two most recent starts, runner-up to the in-form Lord Gillygooley at Clonmel and third at Cork, both over 3m.

9/1

3rd

15

17th Oct 2021

Good

3m 0f 50y

13:30 Cork

Ruler Of Dubai

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: L Young

Won 2m3f Downpatrick maiden hurdle in August; soundly beaten in fifth in a handicap at same venue on next start. much better when chasing home today's rival Lord Gilhooley at Clonmel

8/1

Form: 36607F

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Placed in two maiden hurdles during the summer but tailed off in first handicap at Cork in October; has been chasing recently.

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7

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:43 Kilbeggan

Double Jubilee

11st 4lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: J G Murray

Shown nothing in two runs for new yard; step back up in trip will help and has become well treated but has a bit to prove.

20/1

10th

8

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:08 Sligo

Double Jubilee

11st 2lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: J G Murray

towards rear

20/1

18

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 46y

18:18 Roscommon

Double Jubilee

11st 8lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: J G Murray

Second reserve; second over 3m1f at Ballinrobe last year; well beaten on yard debut at Limerick.

Form: 0-7P60 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Good stayer on her day and won twice during a productive spell last year but well beaten on both starts last month after a break.

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4

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 50y

18:00 Tramore

Trickey Trix

11st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Career best chase effort when winning on soft ground at Clonmel (2m7f) in March but very disappointing twice since; shorter trip unlikely to help and others preferred.

25/1

5th

12

20th May 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 50y

16:35 Wexford

Trickey Trix

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

towards rear, hampered by faller 2nd

14/1

4

31st Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 100y

19:10 Wexford

Trickey Trix

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

in touch with leaders

7/2

Form: 257552

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Won over 2m last year but fine front-running effort over 3m at Punchestown last time when collared late by prolific winner Glenquin Castle; 3lb higher but can confirm placings with third home Ruler Of Dubai and good prospects.

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No Results Found

Form: 640-P0

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Point-to-point winner last month but hard to recommend on hurdles form.

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15

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

15:30 Navan

Burnt Ash

10st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: S R B Crawford

Sole win came in a point; hasn't beaten a rival in her last two starts in Britain; doesn't look well treated on any recent form.

20/1

7th

7

1st Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

15:30 Newcastle

Burnt Ash

10st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: S R B Crawford

Point winner who has yet to be placed over hurdles and was well behind Millarville at Kelso two starts ago; handicap mark on the slide but not enough to tempt.

12/1

Form: /00/80 C

Last run: 201 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Well beaten twice in May when returning from long absence and returns from another break now.

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13th

13

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

17:20 Punchestown

Force Of Forces

10st 13lb

J: John Shinnick

T: I Madden

A winner for Willie Mullins in 2018; faced an impossible task last time from a long way out of the weights but still easy to take on.

33/1

11

13th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 216y

16:15 Thurles

Force Of Forces

10st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: I Madden

led narrowly, headed but prominent before 3rd

100/1

Form: 0985P-

Last run: 236 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

2m4f winner at Gowran last year but faces stiff task on first appearance since April and not sure to stay.

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11th

2

29th Nov 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 150y

12:15 Punchestown

Lady McCabe

12st 0lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Martin Paul Fitzgerald

In fine form over fences in the spring with back-to-back wins at Wexford and Tramore, staying well and showing a liking for decent ground; failed to take advantage of lower hurdles mark last time.

8/1

10th

6

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 55y

15:52 Fairyhouse

Lady McCabe

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Martin Paul Fitzgerald

prominent

13/2

6th

4

20th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 151y

14:35 Thurles

Lady McCabe

11st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Martin Paul Fitzgerald

prominent, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and outpaced after 2 out, no impression approaching last

16/1

Form: /6P-26 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

2m4f winner here in 2019 and went close after a layoff at Galway in October but this trip probably stretches his stamina.

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14

11th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 110y

14:47 Fairyhouse

Select Opportunity

11st 7lb

J: Chris Timmons

T: Edward Cawley

2m4f winner here in 2019 and went close after a layoff at Galway in October but this trip probably stretches his stamina.

12/1

6th

16

14th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:50 Cork

Select Opportunity

10st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Edward Cawley

Went close to defying a 340-day break when narrowly denied at Galway last month; all his best form is over further than this though.

10/1

2nd

15

5th Oct 2021

Soft

2m 3f 19y

12:45 Galway

Select Opportunity

10st 4lb

J: Chris Timmons

T: Edward Cawley

Lacks a recent outing and is getting on in years; more effective as chaser (2-9, rated 100) than hurdler (1-17, rated 90) in any case.

20/1

Form: 1-3049 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Veteran has won three chases and is 2-32 over hurdles; fair fourth at Wexford in October and will handle the ground.

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10th

10

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:25 Clonmel

Spancil Hill

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: T G McCourt

Below par at Down Royal last time but that followed two fine efforts in handicap chases at Punchestown and Navan; back to hurdles now off an 11lb lower mark and has to be respected.

6/1

1

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Down Royal

Spancil Hill

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: T G McCourt

In good form and it was another solid effort at Navan on Saturday when fourth of 13 (beaten roughly 4l); however, had a tough race that day and might need a bit further than this.

7/2

4th

3

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:27 Navan

Spancil Hill

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: T G McCourt

prominent, joined leaders 1st, not fluent 3rd, mistake when jumped slightly left 3 out, soon pushed along towards far side, led before 2 out, ridden when headed approaching last, weakened and lost two places towards finish

4/1

Form: F99-5P

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

First reserve; not disgraced in maidens but pulled up on handicap debut at Down Royal in October.

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6th

8

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:05 Fakenham

Journey West

10st 3lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

1-21 over hurdles, the win coming at Down Royal (2m5f, yielding to soft) in May 2022; hasn't shown enough in five starts for this yard to suggest he will be doubling his tally.

20/1

6th

6

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:20 Fontwell

Journey West

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Sole win from 20 starts came in first-time blinkers at Downpatrick (2m5f, yielding to soft) in May 2022; hasn't shown enough in his four starts for new yard to make much appeal.

66/1

Form: 85P8-9

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; late headway on handicap debut here last month and longer trip might help.

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11th

5

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:27 Navan

Psychee Du Brizais

11st 3lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Diarmuid P Ryan

sweating, didn't jump with fluency, in rear throughout, detached when not fluent 3rd, pushed along after 5 out, soon weakened, tailed off

20/1

9

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

12:30 Thurles

Psychee Du Brizais

11st 5lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Diarmuid P Ryan

Rating of 89 and looks well out of her depth here on her chase debut.

100/1

8th

12

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Wexford

Psychee Du Brizais

11st 5lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Diarmuid P Ryan

Rated 85 over hurdles and never really landed a blow in weaker mares' beginners' chase than this at Clonmel in March; best watched.

100/1

Form: 30-41P

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; won a grueller over fences at Wexford and trip/ground won't bother her but hasn't run over hurdles for well over a year.

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21

17th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 40y

15:35 Punchestown

Cushinstown Finest

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Colin Bowe

10yo mare tailed off over fences here on New Year's Eve but returns over hurdles in first-time blinkers; holds chase rating of 119 so appealing here off 91 if putting it all together; may well simply be a better chaser but interesting here nonetheless.

12/1

7th

4

31st Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 7f 40y

12:15 Punchestown

Cushinstown Finest

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Colin Bowe

Found wanting in good company in a mares' race at Clonmel last time; 4lb higher than for Wexford handicap win achieved under this rider whose claims has since been reduced from 5lb to 3lb.

12/1

19

11th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 110y

14:47 Fairyhouse

Cushinstown Finest

11st 5lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Colin Bowe

Third reserve; won a grueller over fences at Wexford and trip/ground won't bother her but hasn't run over hurdles for well over a year.

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Exacta €2909.00
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Tricast €16763.70
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

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The Irish Sun:

Innisfree Beauty

POSTDATA:

Call Me Freddie

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