December 19 / 14.10 Thurles

14.10 Thurles Good To Yielding

Happy Christmas To All Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £8428.57
  • 2m 0f 6y
  • 16 runners
  • Win time: 4m 3s
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Happy Christmas To All Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.60
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 4525-3 D

Last run: 224 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden hurdle at Galway last season and was fairly consistent towards the back end of that campaign, notably back to his best when third in competitive handicap when last seen; needed last year's seasonal reappearance though.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

5

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

15:30 Killarney

Mighty Tom

11st 6lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Thomas Cooper

17th

6

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Mighty Tom

10st 12lb

J: Robbie Power

T: Thomas Cooper

21

6th Feb 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Mighty Tom

10st 12lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Thomas Cooper

Came back to form when bolting up in a Thurles handicap hurdle in December after seven months off; 8lb rise for that is not excessive and ground should not be a problem; one for the shortlist.

16/1

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11/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 1-F274 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at the fourth attempt in bumpers; beaten at short odds on her next three outings; ran okay when fourth of 15 at Fairyhouse last month and her opening mark looks lenient; ought to go well.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

16th

21

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Mind Your Money

10st 7lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won Tramore bumper in April; beaten favourite in four of her five outings over hurdles, including when 6l second on handicap debut at Thurles last Sunday; hard to be confident against that background, but perhaps the pick of stable's three runners.

10/1

2nd

14

19th Dec 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 6y

14:10 Thurles

Mind Your Money

10st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Off the mark at the fourth attempt in bumpers; beaten at short odds on her next three outings; ran okay when fourth of 15 at Fairyhouse last month and her opening mark looks lenient; ought to go well.

11/2

4th

15

27th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 0y

13:01 Fairyhouse

Mind Your Money

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Bumper winner, beaten favourite in three starts over hurdles, needs to provide reassurance.

12/1

11/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1P-5F D BF

Last run: 90 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Followed up a Flat win with a win on debut over hurdles at Navan in March; was running okay in defeat before coming down at Listowel when last seen; off 90 days and might need some relief from the assessor.
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Verdict Starting price

2

13th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

14:55 Naas

Palace Rock

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Francis Casey

Progressive this term; made the frame in a couple of 2m handicaps before finding only one too good when stepped up to 2m4f here in January; return to shorter proved no problem here last time, was able to shrug off a mistake at the last when beating today's rival Take All; 7lb higher now.

4/1

1st

4

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

17:00 Naas

Palace Rock

11st 7lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Francis Casey

Progressive this term; placed in a pair of 2m handicap hurdles before finding only one too good when stepped up in trip at Navan last time; return to shorter should help him settle but unproven on ground this testing and he's gone up 5lb.

6/1

2nd

13

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:40 Navan

Palace Rock

10st 1lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Francis Casey

Versatile type won a 1m4f Dundalk maiden and a 2m course maiden hurdle in the early months of last year; left an impression this trip would suit when a staying on fourth over 2m at Leopardstown after Christmas.

8/1

Form: 7-0059 D

Last run: 67 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Won a Navan maiden hurdle on his second career start but well below that form since; too keen to do himself justice on his last couple of runs.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

16

19th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 90y

18:55 Tipperary

Nazine

10st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Michael J McDonagh

6th

1

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:51 Limerick

Nazine

12st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Michael J McDonagh

Maiden hurdle winner last year and her best run since was when runner-up in a very competitive handicap hurdle at Leopardstown in December; three runs over fences since have not revealed much and respected back over flights.

7/1

7th

11

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 166y

13:50 Thurles

Nazine

11st 10lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Michael J McDonagh

Close second in a very competitive Leopardstown handicap hurdle in December; chasing since and well beaten on his one completed start over 2m here last month; others preferred.

20/1

Form: 006-15 D BF

Last run: 208 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Has improved since handicapping and got off the mark at Wexford in May; beaten favourite at Tipperary later that month but he could be involved if he's fully tuned up after a 208-day break.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

14

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

15:30 Killarney

Magnor Glory

10st 8lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Terence O’Brien

1st

13

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 142y

17:35 Ballinrobe

Magnor Glory

10st 0lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Terence O’Brien

4

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:51 Limerick

Magnor Glory

11st 9lb

J: Kieran James Quigley

T: Terence O’Brien

Returned from seven months off with solid handicap efforts at Thurles and Punchestown; ran well but didn't quite seem to get home over 2m4f at Fairyhouse last month; should be okay on the ground and the drop back in trip will suit; should go well.

4/1

Form: 1355 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner on the Flat and made a promising start to his hurdle career when landing a maiden hurdle at Listowel in September; hasn't managed to build on that since and may need progress to defy this mark on handicap debut.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

6

(2)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Leopardstown

The Names Jock

10st 0lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: John E Kiely

13th

2

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

The Names Jock

11st 10lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: John E Kiely

18/1

8th

4

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

The Names Jock

11st 8lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: John E Kiely

Three-time Flat winner; won maiden hurdle at Listowel in September; has failed to build on that, though stayed on late after interference two out at Thurles last Sunday; plenty to find with runner-up Mind Your Money.

16/1

Form: 318064

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Built on a promising placed effort at Punchestown when getting off the mark in a Ballinrobe handicap hurdle in July; hasn't managed to build on that though and will need a career best here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 3f 55y

18:45 Downpatrick

Union Park

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

12/1

4th

11

13th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Kilbeggan

Union Park

10st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

Series of good runs this spring but RPRs 94 chasing since and not sure what to expect; 1-21.

14/1

27

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 40y

15:40 Punchestown

Union Park

10st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: P J Rothwell

Form: 703643 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Won two of his first three starts over hurdles and wasn't disgraced in a couple of Grade 3 novice events at Navan in November; third in a novice at Punchestown two weeks ago and this mark should be workable back in a handicap.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:10 Kilbeggan

Ferdia

11st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

5th

4

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

19:30 Ballinrobe

Ferdia

11st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Two wins from first 3 starts hurdling this time last year but no more in further 16 starts in a busy campaign, highly tried on occasions; tries fences now.

20/1

3rd

5

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 52y

15:05 Naas

Ferdia

11st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Only two wins came in the early stages of last year's extremely busy campaign; good effort when third in a 26-runner novice handicap hurdle at Leopardstown at Christmas; faced several tough assignments after that, and then proved disappointing when dropped in class at Wexford.

10/1

Form: /72-F2

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Rattled off a four-timer (three over hurdles) in 2017 and while there has been no wins since, it was a big return to form when runner-up on his last hurdle start at Galway (below form on Flat a day later); interesting if he can build on that but may need a career best.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

7

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 142y

17:35 Ballinrobe

Andratx

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

15th

7

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

17:00 Naas

Andratx

11st 1lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Hasn't won over hurdles since a hat-trick in 2017 but got back to something like his best when runner-up at Galway in October; hasn't managed to build on that since and others are probably better treated.

25/1

10th

1

30th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 156y

15:40 Naas

Andratx

11st 12lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Went as close as he has for a while when second in a Galway handicap hurdle in October; below his best since although not disgraced at Thurles last week; others preferred.

33/1

Form: 061300

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Won a claiming hurdle at Clonmel on his final start for Gordon Elliott and produced a similar level of form in defeat on his first couple of runs for this yard; never involved at Cork last time but he might have one in him from this sort of mark.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

11

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 100y

12:00 Fairyhouse

Longacre Square

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

107-rated hurdler hasn't shown enough on first two starts over fences to warrant consideration here.

66/1

14th

9

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Longacre Square

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won claiming hurdle at Clonmel in September but hasn't managed to build on that for this yard; was well beaten when coming down on chase debut at Tramore two weeks ago.

33/1

3

1st Jan 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 90y

14:55 Tramore

Longacre Square

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Has been poor over hurdles recently, including behind a stablemate at Limerick five days ago; needs a major revival on chasing debut.

8/1

Form: 32112/ D BF

Last run: 645 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Was progressive a couple of seasons ago and not beaten far in a hat-trick bid at Navan when last seen; however, his best form has come in testing conditions and probably best watched on return from a 645-day absence.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

19th

10

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

17:00 Naas

Instant Return

10st 13lb

J: Robbie Power

T: Mrs John Harrington

Followed a maiden hurdle success with course win on handicap debut a couple of seasons ago; missed all of last term and hasn't shown enough in three runs this winter to be considered here.

20/1

7th

3

27th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 85y

14:35 Gowran Park

Instant Return

11st 13lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Mrs John Harrington

Two wins on testing ground early last year; two poor runs last month but stable was out of form then, and things are picking up now; first time cheekpieces.

20/1

14th

8

31st Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 30y

13:55 Punchestown

Instant Return

11st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

Two wins on testing ground last year but didn't show much returning from long absence at Thurles and now tries a longer trip.

16/1

Form: 58F340

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark from 9lb lower in a handicap hurdle at Killarney in July; not much went right for him when he was tailed off last time but he wasn't beaten far in his previous two outings; could go well.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

19th Dec 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 6y

14:10 Thurles

Thousand Tears

11st 1lb

J: Martin Burke

T: John M Burke

Got off the mark from 9lb lower in a handicap hurdle at Killarney in July; not much went right for him when he was tailed off last time but he wasn't beaten far in his previous two outings; could go well.

12/1

10th

5

21st Nov 2021

Good

2m 6f 0y

14:20 Navan

Thousand Tears

11st 6lb

J: Martin Burke

T: John M Burke

Generally campaigned over shorter but possible she could be effective at this trip in first-time hood given the decent ground on offer; fitness no concern after summer campaign but hard to suggest she's obviously well handicapped at present.

12/1

4th

3

7th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Navan

Thousand Tears

11st 6lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: John M Burke

Gaining second career win when landing 2m4f Killarney handicap in July; mixed form since then but rider Martin Burke deserves great credit for coping with a slipped saddle in heroic fashion at Galway a fortnight ago.

8/1

Form: 000-09 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Useful dual purpose performer in his pomp but has come a long way down the handicap with good reason in recent times; didn't show enough when tailed off at Cork two weeks ago.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

12

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 40y

15:40 Punchestown

Golden Spear

11st 4lb

J: Jack Foley

T: A J Martin

12/1

1st

1

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Leopardstown

Golden Spear

12st 0lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: A J Martin

Has dropped down to a very attractive mark and put a few poor runs behind him when runner-up at Naas last time; optimum trip/conditions here and should go well again.

7/1

2nd

10

30th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 156y

15:40 Naas

Golden Spear

10st 13lb

J: B J Cooper

T: A J Martin

Far from the force he once was but was running on when unseating two out when last seen at Thurles last month; stable are in good form and he is one that could outrun his likely odds.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €273.00
Straight Forecast €314.40
Tricast €850.30
Trifecta €478.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mind Your Money

RP Ratings (IRE):

Andys Flame

The Irish Sun:

Instant Return

TOPSPEED:

The Names Jock

POSTDATA:

Mind Your Money