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12:35 Leopardstown

Soft

Thorntons Recycling Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7901.79
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 18 runners
  • Win time: 4m 5s
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Thorntons Recycling Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/7 (Won)

  • Win: £1.20
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1113- D BF

Last run: 242 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £400,000 after point-to-point win for Ellmarie Holden and was unbeaten in first 3 bumpers (first 2 for Gordon Elliott) including Grade 1 Champion Bumper at Cheltenham; not at same level when only third behind Cheltenham second Kilcruit at Punchestown subsequently; potentially top-class novice hurdler and likely the one to beat if avoiding serious error, although may want further in time.

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4th

3

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 45y

18:00 Punchestown

Sir Gerhard

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders

20/1

3rd

8

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 110y

Class 1

16:10 Sandown

Sir Gerhard

11st 4lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

towards rear, in touch with leaders 4th, good headway and led narrowly 2 out, headed approaching last, no extra and lost second run-in

8/1

1st

1

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Cork

Sir Gerhard

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

travelled strongly, disputed lead early, led narrowly from 1st, headed and raced in second before 2nd, not fluent 5th

4/9

14/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 14-62 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

A 185,000Euros purchase who made winning start for in Fairyhouse bumper over a year ago; too keen and didn't jump well on hurdles bow at Naas but took a step forward early this month in a tongue tie to chase home a ready winner at Navan over 2m4f; back in trip here; place prospects at best.

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6th

4

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:00 Naas

Highland Charge

11st 10lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

in touch with leaders, slow jump and lost ground 1st, slow jump 2nd

16/1

5th

2

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 100y

14:52 Navan

Highland Charge

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

didn't always jump with fluency, took keen hold, in touch with leaders, weakened 4 out, soon tailed off

33/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 3

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

GBP135,000 purchase after point-to-point win for Donnchadh Doyle and eye-catcing hurdles debut at Fairyhouse last month, taking a fair hold but finishing his race out well under considerate handling when third to stablemate and strong favourite; sure-fire maiden winner and major player now.

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7th

1

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

17:25 Punchestown

Ash Tree Meadow

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Galway Plate winner last August; won a Grade 2 match at Down Royal in November; remote fourth over 2m at Naas in February; more like it when landing a Grade 2 event over an extended 2m4f at Navan; first attempt at a Grade 1 prize now; trip may be inadequate.

25/1

Form: 2/432-

Last run: 321 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Promise in bumpers and has taken well to hurdles, most recently finishing good second to an odds-on shot in Fairyhouse maiden; tongue tie now fitted but this looks a stronger maiden so place prospect again.

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3rd

16

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:55 Clonmel

Whowonthetoss

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: A L T Moore

Has run with credit on all six starts, two in bumpers and four over hurdles; fine effort when second at Fairyhouse 12 months ago; made bright start to the season when fourth behind the top-class Sir Gerhard at Leopardstown; favourite at Fairyhouse last time, and did not find much when trying to challenge a stablemate of Itwasfate

7/2

2nd

14

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:24 Fairyhouse

Whowonthetoss

11st 6lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: A L T Moore

Only beaten roughly 1l behind M C Muldoon in a C&D maiden hurdle 11 months ago and wasn't far off that level when fourth behind Sir Gerhard on return; shaped like he might have needed that run and he'll be getting off the mark sooner rather than later.

6/4

4th

19

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Whowonthetoss

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: A L T Moore

Promise in bumpers and has taken well to hurdles, most recently finishing good second to an odds-on shot in Fairyhouse maiden; tongue tie now fitted but this looks a stronger maiden so place prospect again.

7/1

Form: 5-6183 BF

Last run: 95 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran away with a Killarney ladies bumper last summer and satisfactory hurdles debut at Listowel but enters much deeper waters here.

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16th

7

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Tipperary

Moulane West

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Bumper winner has been regressive in the past 18 months and makes little appeal on current form.

33/1

Form: 78

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Five-time Flat winner in Britain whose hurdles debut was encouraging but took a backward step at Clonmel latest and hard to fancy in this stronger contest.

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16th

8

(10)

29th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 5f 0y

15:25 Navan

Machine Learner

9st 11lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

Formerly very useful stayer in Britain; caught the eye at Roscommon on first run for Johnny Levins last year but didn't really build on that; has been hurdling over the winter and fair fourth in that discipline at Wexford last time; getting a bit cantankerous with his advancing years and refused to jump off over hurdles three starts back.

12/1

4th

4

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Wexford

Machine Learner

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: J F Levins

Career best when beaten 21l in Sir Gerhard's maiden hurdle over Christmas but refused next time and tailed off at Punchestown last month; risky on that basis but return to 2m should suit.

12/1

1

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:55 Navan

Machine Learner

12st 0lb

J: Alan King

T: J F Levins

Useful performer on the Flat at his peak in 2018; bit of promise when sixth in Sir Gerhard's maiden hurdle but blotted his copybook when refusing to race here last month and jumped poorly when tailed off at Punchestown since; risky.

8/1

7/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

brother to 1m4f-1m7f Flat (inc AQPS) winner Elvira, half-brother to 1m4f AQPS Flat winner Fabuleuse Sween; dam 1m4f/14.5f AQPS Flat winner; won both outings on the Flat in French provinces on heavy ground in late 2020 before realising 175,000Euros at Arqana November Sale that year; tongue-tied for hurdles debut and interesting recruit for top team who also have likely favourite here in Sir Gerhard.

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6

1st Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

12:32 Thurles

Goven

11st 12lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

in rear, became detached before 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

12/1

5th

1

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 52y

15:05 Naas

Goven

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Won both outings on the Flat in French provinces on heavy ground in late-2020 before being bought for 175,000Euros at Arqana November Sale; picked up useful experience on hurdling debut in race won by stablemate Sir Gerhard; stepped up from Punchestown second to land Leopardstown maiden last month; set a decent standard here; first run on a sound surface.

10/11

1st

10

12th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 131y

14:50 Naas

Goven

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Won both outings on the Flat in French provinces on heavy ground in late-2020 before being bought for 175,000Euros at Arqana November Sale; made hurdling debut in the Leopardstown maiden won by stablemate Sir Gerhard, showed up quite well before fading from the last; clear of the reminder when beaten by a Gordon Elliott-trained rival at Punchestown; should go close.

5/2

Form: /7600-

Last run: 240 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Now on her third trainer and nothing so far to suggest she'll have an impact here.

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5

17th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 40y

15:35 Punchestown

Rhymen Rhythm

11st 13lb

J: E Walsh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Some early bumper promise for Willie Mullins but hasn't quite built on that as hoped, albeit she ran creditably enough in defeat behind Sir Gerhard in a Leopardstown maiden hurdle last month; quick turnaround if coming here after failing to figure at Fairyhouse on Saturday.

25/1

9th

13

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Rhymen Rhythm

11st 9lb

J: D G Hogan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Runner-up in a Punchestown bumper on 2019 debut for Willie Mullins but hasn't come close to matching that form since; eighth of 18 in a maiden hurdle at Leopardstown last month was a respectable run on yard debut and she may come on for that first run in 240 days.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 00

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Regressive Flat handicapper and little to show in a pair of maiden hurdles; easily passed over.

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13th

17

17th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 130y

14:25 Punchestown

Bright Flame

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: W J Martin

Ordinary on Flat but contested some decent maiden hurdles this season and shaped encouragingly enough behind Sir Gerhard at Leopardstown three weeks ago; open to improvement from opening mark of 93.

9/1

9th

2

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Bright Flame

12st 0lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: W J Martin

Regressive Flat handicapper and little to show in a pair of maiden hurdles; easily passed over.

250/1

14th

1

2nd Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 14y

12:00 Clonmel

Bright Flame

12st 0lb

J: Miss P Elvin

T: W J Martin

Regressive Flat handicapper and no show on his hurdles debut at Punchestown last week; makes no appeal.

100/1

Form: 24/

Last run: 652 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to dual Grade 1 novice hurdle winner Next Destination made bright start to career when second to a smart sort in a Navan bumper just under a year ago but not as good in similar contest 2 months later, then trained by Willie Mullins; has since switched yards and interesting is any market support arrives here on hurdles debut.

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10th

2

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

14:45 Kelso

Dont Tell Allen

11st 13lb

J: Edward Austin

T: James Ewart

Ex-Irish 8yo who won over hurdles last spring and started off in Britain with two very respectable chase runs for Ewan Whillans towards end of 2022 (2m4f/3m); below that form on stable debut in February but has slipped to a good mark and might be aided by a tongue-tie here.

10/1

4th

2

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

14:10 Catterick

Dont Tell Allen

12st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: James Ewart

Won a maiden hurdle at Wexford last June and didn't run badly over fences late last year on his two starts for Ewan Whillans; however, he has to find something extra if he's to make a winning stable debut.

15/2

Form: 00

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest on the flat and two maiden hurdle efforts poor so easily passed over.

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21

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Ferrum

10st 13lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: G A Kingston

Modest maiden made the frame over this trip at Fairyhouse in November and over 2m4f at same venue in February; well held since; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

25/1

8th

15

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:17 Down Royal

Ferrum

10st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: G A Kingston

towards rear

10/1

9th

11

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 200y

15:50 Punchestown

Ferrum

10st 1lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: G A Kingston

0-9 on Flat, 0-10 over hurdles, one of his better efforts when fourth over 2m4f at Fairyhouse a fortnight ago; more needed,

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fairly modest on the Flat in France and nothing for current yard; easily passed over now switched to hurdles.

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2nd

16

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Silverstrand

10st 13lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: John C McConnell

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders before 3 out, went second after last, kept on, no match for winner

8/1

7th

11

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 170y

17:35 Downpatrick

Silverstrand

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

No win in 14 hurdle starts but solid runs at Naas (3m) and Ballinrobe (2m6f) earlier this year; questions to answer after being tailed-off at Kilbeggan since.

10/1

150/1

Form: 57-50

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Mildly promising on a couple of occasions but recent Clonmel run was poor and easily discounted in this stronger maiden.

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16th

3

(7)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:20 Leopardstown

Corbin

11st 7lb

J: Mr D P Nolan

T: S M Duffy

awkward start, towards rear

50/1

9th

4

(6)

4th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 210y

17:07 Listowel

Corbin

11st 0lb

J: Mr D P Nolan

T: S M Duffy

towards rear

100/1

10

29th Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:03 Galway

Corbin

11st 4lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: S M Duffy

Promise earlier in his career but struggling in a string of handicap efforts in recent times and beaten 24l at Gowran latest; new trip and best form on good.

12/1

Form: P-

Last run: 363 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has been enjoying a fine time of it on the Dundalk polytrack of late, winning there 11 days ago; pulled up over C&D at this meeting last year on only previous run over hurdles and likely more one for a handicap down the road.

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No Results Found

Form:

Last run: 195 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second in Stradbally point-to-point for Sean Doyle before GBP45,000 switch to current yard but inauspicious hurdles debut at Kilbeggan back in June and can only be watched here on return.

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4

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Cork

Grain De Folie

11st 12lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: John C McConnell

Second in Stradbally point-to-point for Sean Doyle before GBP45,000 switch to current yard but moderate runs in bumper and when reportedly burst a blood vessel in maiden hurdle over Christmas; now tried fences but can only be watched for now.

50/1

15th

7

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Grain De Folie

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: John C McConnell

Second in Stradbally point-to-point for Sean Doyle before GBP45,000 switch to current yard but inauspicious hurdles debut at Kilbeggan back in June and can only be watched here on return.

150/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dual AW winner is limited enough but could make his mark hurdling in time; this looks a tough task on debut however.

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11th

11

(9)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:20 Dundalk (AW)

Kudbegood

8st 12lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: P J F Murphy

towards rear

20/1

11th

13

(9)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Kudbegood

8st 12lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: P J F Murphy

upset in stalls, took keen hold, started quickly, dropped to midfield, towards rear after 2f

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Son of Sageburg, whose unraced dam is out of 2m6f-3m hurdle/chase winning sister to useful bumper/2m1f and 2m5f hurdle winner Rua Lass; newcomer best watched.

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4th

13

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 140y

14:25 Punchestown

Mr Macphisto

10st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

Won his second race when scoring at Navan last time over this trip on yielding ground; needs more but has a solid chance off 6lb higher.

6/1

1st

15

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:20 Navan

Mr Macphisto

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

pressed leaders, mistake 2nd, bumped when led 2 out, ridden and clear before last, kept on well

4/1

Form:

Last run: 86 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dual Dundalk AW winner but jumping let him down on hurdles debut at Gowran in October; can only be watched for now.

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11th

5

(2)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

13:40 Dundalk (AW)

Happaugue

9st 7lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

towards rear

9/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Moderate sort on the Flat and very surprising if he made an immediate impact hurdling.

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10

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Kinch

12st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Garry Caldwell

Moderate sort on the Flat and very surprising if he made an immediate impact hurdling.

200/1

13th

12

(9)

15th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Kinch

8st 13lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Garry Caldwell

Winner and placed seven times from 21 starts at this venue; lost form after second to good yardstick Burning Lake here in the spring; hard to fancy at present.

20/1

14th

9

(3)

8th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

Kinch

9st 5lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Garry Caldwell

Has been regressive on his last number of starts and isn't easily fancied on that form but would have a solid chance if back to the level he showed here in the spring.

40/1

Form: 2158-3 C

Last run: 50 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bumper winner here in March and took a big step forward on second hurdles start when a staying-on third at Naas last month; further improvement on the cards but will need to be to play a major role here.

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7th

4

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

17:25 Punchestown

Meet And Greet

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Useful sort is only 1-10 over hurdles but has run with credit in Graded contests numerous times; best run this season when 3.5l third in the Jack de Bromhead Christmas Hurdle; below that level at Cheltenham and has a bit to find today.

25/1

4th

6

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:35 Aintree

Meet And Greet

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

prominent, ridden after 3 out, kept on until no extra from last

11/1

2nd

8

12th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

14:40 Navan

Meet And Greet

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

prominent, joined leaders when nudged along 3 out, briefly led 2 out, soon ridden and joined, headed and kept on well but held after last, no match for winner

9/2

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sir Gerhard

POSTDATA:

Ash Tree Meadow

The Irish Sun:

Sir Gerhard