December 26 / 13.45 Leopardstown

13.45 Leopardstown

Soft

TRI Equestrian Novice Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7638.39
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 28 runners
  • Win time: 4m 4s
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TRI Equestrian Novice Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 28 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £18.80
  • Place: £3.30

Form: -324F4

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Second in four of his eight maiden hurdle outings; not progressive and possibly unreliable; strength of trainer/rider combination the main plus-factor.
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2nd

4

26th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:20 Perth

The Greek

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, outpaced and pushed along briefly after 4 out, ridden after 3 out, kept on and went second before last, ridden and made challenge run-in, no extra final 110yds

11/4

4th

7

17th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 170y

14:22 Tipperary

The Greek

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, not fluent 4th, some headway final circuit, no impression from 3 out

10/1

10th

14

2nd Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 188y

17:35 Bellewstown

The Greek

10st 10lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

always towards rear, not fluent 1st, beaten 3 out, soon eased

20/1

14/1

  • Place: £8.50

Form: 33-909

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Won a 1m6f handicap at Navan in October before running better than his finishing position (ninth) suggests in a 2m handicap hurdle at Cheltenham; has had a run on AW since then; 2lb out of the handicap, but not without a chance.
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2nd

28

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Belgoprince

9st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Won a 1m6f handicap at Navan in October before running better than his finishing position (ninth) suggests in a 2m handicap hurdle at Cheltenham; has had a run on AW since then; 2lb out of the handicap, but not without a chance.

14/1

5th

6

(6)

26th Nov 2021

Standard

2m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Belgoprince

8st 7lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A J Martin

Bolted up in a 1m6f handicap at Navan last month before running much better than his finishing position suggests in a 2m handicap hurdle at Cheltenham; has won on this surface and gets in here off a low weight with a 10lb penalty for his Navan success; should go well.

100/30

9th

20

12th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:00 Cheltenham

Belgoprince

10st 9lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Has made no impact in mid-division in his two handicap hurdles in Ireland, and on that evidence his British mark is unattractive; however, he won a big-field Flat handicap at Navan (1m6f, yielding) last month with something to spare and his trainer's British raiders are always worth a second look.

12/1

25/1

  • Place: £11.60

Form: 036438 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Won two of his first three starts over hurdles and not disgraced in a couple of Grade 3 novice events at Navan in November; appears well held by Mind Your Money on the basis of last Sunday's clash at Thurles.
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3rd

10

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

15:40 Galway

Ferdia

10st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced wide, towards rear, headway going okay before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, not fluent when outpaced and pushed along last, went third home turn, soon ridden and switched right, no extra towards finish, no match for first two

14/1

6th

14

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

17:00 Galway

Ferdia

10st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

prominent early, not fluent 2nd, in touch with leaders when mistake 4th, jockey lost iron briefly 2 out, soon pushed along, no impression when mistake last, ridden briefly and no extra run-in

20/1

50/1

  • Place: £24.70

Form: 3660

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Some promise on his first three runs; however, this month's Cork run offers no encouragement.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

8

5th Jun 2022

Good

2m 2f 59y

14:10 Kilbeggan

The Gradual Slope

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Sean O O’Brien

prominent, went second 4th, led after 4 out, faced challenge from 3 out, ridden and went clear approaching last, comfortably

13/2

4th

15

16th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Killarney

The Gradual Slope

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Sean O O’Brien

28

27th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 180y

15:40 Punchestown

The Gradual Slope

10st 13lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Sean O O’Brien

Form: 0-6652 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Has showed a fair standard of form in maidens; second in a weak contest at Clonmel last time; this is a lot tougher.
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7

8th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Salamanca Bay

11st 4lb

J: M P Fogarty

T: Jonathan Fogarty

Opened his account in Thurles maiden (yielding) last month, scoring by a very wide margin and showing improved form; however, has much more on his plate in these markedly deeper waters.

50/1

1st

8

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

15:00 Thurles

Salamanca Bay

11st 4lb

J: M P Fogarty

T: Jonathan Fogarty

Went close when beaten 1l at Clonmel on his penultimate start and only beaten 11l when fifth of 26 in a novice handicap hurdle at Leopardstown since; interesting back in a maiden but will need a career best.

4/1

5th

14

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Salamanca Bay

10st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Jonathan Fogarty

Has showed a fair standard of form in maidens; second in a weak contest at Clonmel last time; this is a lot tougher.

20/1

Form: 225110 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden at Gowran in October; backed that up with a handicap success at Navan last month; back down in grade now after contesting a valuable handicap at Fairyhouse last time.
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4

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Navan

Easca Peasca

11st 2lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: B R Hamilton

Won a 2m maiden at Gowran in October; backed that up with a C&D handicap success in November; closely matched with Banbridge on running in a Leopardstown handicap.

8/1

6th

3

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Easca Peasca

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: B R Hamilton

Won a maiden at Gowran in October; backed that up with a handicap success at Navan last month; back down in grade now after contesting a valuable handicap at Fairyhouse last time.

16/1

14th

16

28th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Easca Peasca

10st 1lb

J: Conor Orr

T: B R Hamilton

Wins in a maiden at Gowran and a handicap at Navan prove he is going in the right direction; had the benefit of Shane Fitzgerald's when securing his narrow Navan win; more on his plate now.

16/1

Form: 8-1114 D

Last run: 150 days

W: 12st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner at Killarney in May before maiden hurdle win at Punchestown and easy victory in a Roscommon novice event; faced a tough at the weights in a novice race at the Galway festival and given a break since; interesting with Shane Fitzgerald's claim a big help.
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Verdict Starting price

12th

1

8th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Banbridge

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

1st

11

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Banbridge

11st 3lb

J: M M McDonagh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Won 2m novice hurdle at Navan in January, taking hurdles record to 3-5 (first two hurdle wins were on soft); better than bare result (met trouble) in big-field handicap at Leopardstown the time before; scored over 2m5f last summer and he's bred to relish this step back up in distance; open to further improvement.

14/1

1st

2

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Navan

Banbridge

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Bumper winner at Killarney last May before maiden hurdle win at Punchestown and easy victory in a 2m5f Roscommon novice event; faced a tough at the weights in a novice race at the Galway festival; made a satisfactory handicap debut over 2m at Leopardstown last time; may need further ideally but this stiff track will help.

11/2

Form: 13556 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
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.
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7th

2

1st Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

15:00 Cork

The Names Jock

11st 9lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: John E Kiely

midfield, pushed along before 3 out, ridden but no impression after 3 out

7/2

2nd

5

14th Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

19:30 Killarney

The Names Jock

11st 4lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: John E Kiely

in touch with leaders, good headway and went second 3 out, pushed along to lead before 2 out, ridden and joined last, soon headed, no match for winner

16/1

6th

14

(2)

1st Jun 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

19:15 Curragh

The Names Jock

9st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: John E Kiely

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and some headway against far rail under 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

10/1

Form: 47-221 D

Last run: 90 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Atoned for an odds-on defeat at Wexford when winning a maiden at Roscommon in September; probably needs to raise his game substantially.
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3

15th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

18:30 Kilbeggan

Trebizond

11st 11lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, fell 1st (vet said gelding was found to be lame on its left fore)

7/1

6th

5

13th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Kilbeggan

Trebizond

11st 6lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Battled it out to win Roscommon maiden hurdle in September; 9s, well-held behind The Greek on handicap debut at Christmas, far from disgraced; should appreciate this better ground and in top hands.

3/1

9th

15

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Trebizond

10st 12lb

J: Dylan Robinson

T: Henry De Bromhead

Atoned for an odds-on defeat at Wexford when winning a maiden at Roscommon in September; probably needs to raise his game substantially.

14/1

Form: 2622-1 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Useful form in defeat last year including a 7l third to the smart Blue Lord at Punchestown; turned over at short odds several times but made amends on seasonal debut at Cork six weeks ago, upsetting an odds-on shot who has rectified matters since; jockey 3-17 in Britain.
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Verdict Starting price

10th

2

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Hamundarson

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Gordon Elliott

Useful form in defeat last year including a 7l third to the smart Blue Lord at Punchestown; turned over at short odds several times but made amends on seasonal debut at Cork six weeks ago, upsetting an odds-on shot who has rectified matters since; jockey 3-17 in Britain.

10/1

1st

2

14th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Cork

Hamundarson

12st 0lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gordon Elliott

Some useful form in defeat last year including a 7l third to Blue Lord in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown; has been turned over at short odds on several occasions but may do better this year; off 254 days.

7/2

8

13th Oct 2021

Good

2m 0f 0y

12:15 Punchestown

Hamundarson

12st 0lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Gordon Elliott

Some useful form in defeat including a 7l third to Blue Lord in a maiden hurdle here last year; fairly solid form in defeat since and may do better this season; off 222 days.

11/4

Form: 869

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
1m2f AW winner; maiden hurdle has been ordinary; could not be ruled on handicap debut though stable would have to have stronger candidates in Hamundarson and The Greek.
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11th

9

8th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 190y

18:05 Cork

Gift Of Kings

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, headway into midfield after 4 out, raced wide when pushed along before 3 out, not fluent and outpaced 3 out, keeping on when ridden after 2 out, no extra run-in

13/2

11th

3

(2)

20th Apr 2022

Good

1m 6f 70y

18:50 Bellewstown

Gift Of Kings

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

3

(5)

8th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Gift Of Kings

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Form: 46-724 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Won a bumper first time out; taking longer to get the hang of things over hurdles; improved when second at Galway in October; fair fourth on handicap debut at Gowran but that was over 2m4f in a mares' race.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 70y

18:15 Kilbeggan

Mare Quimby

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Won a mares' bumper at Punchestown on debut; no wins since and seems on a stiff mark for her achievements over timber so far; needs to improve for this new trip.

10/1

12

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Mare Quimby

11st 5lb

J: E Walsh

T: Noel Meade

Hasn't won since debut bumper success in October 2020 but some good efforts in maidens and most recently well-backed favourite (after a break) in Fairyhouse mares handicap, forcing pace but folding quite tamely over 2m; now upped markedly in trip.

12/1

5th

3

3rd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:40 Fairyhouse

Mare Quimby

11st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Form: 158

Last run: 97 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
0-18 on Flat; won a maiden at Downpatrick in July on hurdling debut; needs to jump better than when finishing in mid-field on her handicap debut at the Listowel festival.
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6th

18

(18)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 3f 180y

17:20 Galway

Hidden Land

9st 8lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Andrew Kinirons

awkward start and lost many lengths start, in rear, headway from 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, never on terms

20/1

10th

3

27th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Galway

Hidden Land

11st 8lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Andrew Kinirons

towards rear of midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 3 out, ridden and weakened from 2 out

14/1

8th

9

(15)

16th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

16:20 Curragh

Hidden Land

10st 1lb

J: Miss J Walton

T: Andrew Kinirons

raced freely, prominent, went second halfway, pushed along and weakened final furlong

10/1

Form: F-8447

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Has shaped reasonably well in maidens; not easy to assess but may find his level in handicaps; stable has had a good year.
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2nd

6

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 3f 55y

18:45 Downpatrick

Majavango

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

25/1

14

6th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 55y

19:20 Downpatrick

Majavango

12st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Thomas Gibney

8th

7

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

15:30 Navan

Majavango

11st 10lb

J: Colin Halpin

T: Thomas Gibney

Yet to hit the frame in seven starts and really struggled since handicapping; got no further than the opening flight when unseating latest; back up in trip here.

100/1

Form: 531759 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Better known as a three-time Flat winner but also quite capable over hurdles; won off 5lb lower mark at Galway in September; subsequent form not especially encouraging.
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13th

10

25th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 130y

17:40 Galway

Son Of Hypnos

11st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Kevin Michael Smith

prominent, lost position when short of room just before 2 out, weakened approaching last

33/1

8th

1

30th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 109y

18:50 Ballinrobe

Son Of Hypnos

12st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Kevin Michael Smith

20/1

Form: -F2742 D BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
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.
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5th

7

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 54y

14:45 Galway

Mind Your Money

10st 8lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: T E Hyde

held up in rear, slightly hampered 4th, pushed along after last, ridden and ran on well run-in, not reach leaders

14/1

1st

7

17th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 170y

13:50 Tipperary

Mind Your Money

11st 7lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: T E Hyde

chased leaders, went second before 2 out, pushed along to lead last, ridden and kept on strongly run-in

4/1

3rd

2

10th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 194y

14:45 Sligo

Mind Your Money

11st 8lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: T E Hyde

in touch with leaders, steady headway and prominent halfway, ridden when slightly hampered on turn before last, edged right and went third final 110yds, kept on

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: /B0-01 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Former French-trained chase winner; has reportedly had training problems but produced in fine shape on first run since July to record a 40-1 win in a novice handicap at Gowran last month; seemed to have plenty in reserve in beating Cullaghs Star, may uphold form off 7lb higher.
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Verdict Starting price

9

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Marvel Fan

11st 1lb

J: B J Cooper

T: A J Martin

8/1

2nd

2

3rd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:40 Fairyhouse

Marvel Fan

11st 12lb

J: B J Cooper

T: A J Martin

17th

19

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Marvel Fan

10st 9lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: A J Martin

Former French-trained chase winner; has reportedly had training problems but produced in fine shape on first run since July to record a 40-1 win in a novice handicap at Gowran last month; seemed to have plenty in reserve in beating Cullaghs Star, may uphold form off 7lb higher.

13/2

Form: 7418P0 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Won 2m Listowel maiden hurdle in June; nothing of any merit in three handicap runs since; cheekpieces for the first time.
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2nd

1

11th Aug 2022

Good

1m 7f 45y

17:30 Tramore

Pythion

11st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Winters

led, joined after 1st, raced in second from 3rd, pushed along after 2 out, not fluent last, soon ridden and no impression, kept on

5/2

4

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 160y

14:00 Galway

Pythion

11st 11lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Michael Winters

Capitalised on his reduced chase mark when winning at Tramore earlier this month; all his best form is on good ground and rain wouldn't be in his favour; not obviously well treated back in this sphere either.

18/1

1st

6

3rd Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Tramore

Pythion

11st 1lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Winters

led, headed before 2nd, went second 4 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, ridden clear run-in

10/1

Form: 122106 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Won handicaps at Limerick in May and Galway in July, twice runner-up in between; poor run at Bellewstown in August; again well below best at Fairyhouse last month, leaving him with plenty to find.
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8

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

19:20 Tipperary

Clonbury Bridge

11st 4lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

towards rear of midfield early, towards rear when pushed along briefly after 3rd, reminders and struggling after 5th, no impression when mistake 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, never going well

28/1

7th

3

5th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 70y

18:45 Tipperary

Clonbury Bridge

11st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

Dual winning hurdler; looked like playing a hand when falling two out on his chase debut at Fairyhouse in January; ran no race at Clonmel the following month; others preferred.

12/1

Form: 4005

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Point winner; improved on previous hurdles form when fifth of 15 in a maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse last month; opening mark looks challenging.
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1st

3

20th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

15:15 Downpatrick

Andys Flame

11st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Point winner for respected producer Mick Goff last season; potentially interesting in this grade following respectable run when eighth in a 21-runner handicap of higher standard than this at Naas three weeks ago

7/1

8th

16

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

17:00 Naas

Andys Flame

10st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Modest form prior to a better effort in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle when fifth of 15 but tailed off again at Leopardstown since on handicap debut; must improve to defy this mark.

28/1

20th

16

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Andys Flame

10st 10lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Point winner; improved on previous hurdles form when fifth of 15 in a maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse last month; opening mark looks challenging.

40/1

Form: -2FP62

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner, consistent in maiden hurdles before a series of reverses (beaten favourite three times in a row); beaten 19l when second to an odds-on chance in a recent Cork maiden; handicap debut.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

29th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 130y

15:05 Punchestown

Lucky Tenner

11st 12lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: Peter Fahey

Was running some good races in defeat before refusing at the festival here 32 days ago; hasn't won since landing a Limerick bumper over Christmas 2020 but in good spirits lately and can go well if able to go off on this occasion.

14/1

19

27th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 180y

15:40 Punchestown

Lucky Tenner

11st 3lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Peter Fahey

5th

2

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 50y

16:00 Wexford

Lucky Tenner

11st 12lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

Form: 784-8

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Three runs in maidens; long-priced Navan fourth in March was quite promising after a break; probably needed the run at Down Royal in October; has joined a top stable since then and is open to improvement.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

15

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:15 Navan

Aragon

11st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

Struggled on stable/handicap debut at Leopardstown; plenty to prove as a result.

20/1

22th

25

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Aragon

10st 5lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Mrs John Harrington

Three runs in maidens; long-priced Navan fourth in March was quite promising after a break; probably needed the run at Down Royal in October; has joined a top stable since then and is open to improvement.

14/1

8th

1

30th Oct 2021

Soft

2m 0f 190y

12:40 Down Royal

Aragon

12st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Mervyn Torrens

Long-priced Navan fourth in March was quite promising after a break; likely to need more experience after another period of absence.

20/1

Form: -41789

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Decent form in the first half of the year, culminating in a maiden win at Ballinrobe in May; moderate efforts in three starts since returning from a break; failed to stay 2m6f on latest; tongue-tie on now.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

9

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:45 Clonmel

Buzz Light

10st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Michael Mulvany

Won a heavy ground maiden hurdle at Ballinrobe last May; returned to form when fourth in a Navan handicap hurdle 10 days ago and should go well at the weights.

4/1

4th

6

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Navan

Buzz Light

10st 12lb

J: E O’Connell

T: Michael Mulvany

Decent form in the first half of the year, culminating in a maiden win at Ballinrobe in May on heavy; yet to recapture that form since returning, tongue tie having no effect last time; handicapper relenting but still others preferred.

20/1

23th

10

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Buzz Light

10st 13lb

J: Patrick Corbett

T: Michael Mulvany

Decent form in the first half of the year, culminating in a maiden win at Ballinrobe in May; moderate efforts in three starts since returning from a break; failed to stay 2m6f on latest; tongue-tie on now.

50/1

33/1

Form: 0930

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
15-race Flat maiden; 0-4 over hurdles but showed more promise on penultimate start when third in a Gowran maiden; big price when towards rear on handicap debut at Cork; up against it.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

24th

26

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Joven

10st 5lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

15-race Flat maiden; 0-4 over hurdles but showed more promise on penultimate start when third in a Gowran maiden; big price when towards rear on handicap debut at Cork; up against it.

33/1

15th

3

14th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:50 Cork

Joven

11st 11lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Thomas Mullins

15-race maiden on Flat and 0-3 over hurdles but showed more promise last time when third of 14 in a Gowran maiden hurdle; tough opening mark though.

16/1

11

31st Oct 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:40 Cork

Joven

11st 9lb

J: Mikey Hamill

T: Thomas Mullins

Not great on his first two starts over hurdles but attracted some market support when a much improved third on his recent visit to Gowran, 9l behind the second and re-opposing Showbusiness; going the right way and not one to rule out now.

14/1

Form: 232512 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Form of his Wexford maiden hurdle win has worked out well, courtesy of runner-up Mr Fred Rogers and third-placed Upping The Anti; possibly unlucky to bump into the progressive Marvel Fan at Gowran in his first handicap; could struggle to turn the tables on the winner.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

5

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 125y

20:00 Roscommon

Cullaghs Star

11st 10lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Seamus Fahey

led, joined 6th, headed but prominent 7th, ridden and lost position after 4 out, weakened and dropped to last before 3 out, eased when not fluent 3 out

10/1

25th

11

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Cullaghs Star

10st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Seamus Fahey

Form of his Wexford maiden hurdle win has worked out well, courtesy of runner-up Mr Fred Rogers and third-placed Upping The Anti; possibly unlucky to bump into the progressive Marvel Fan at Gowran in his first handicap; could struggle to turn the tables on the winner.

8/1

2nd

1

20th Nov 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:48 Gowran Park

Cullaghs Star

11st 10lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Seamus Fahey

Consistent operator gained deserved first success at Wexford on heavy last month in maiden hurdle that has worked out well, with runner-up Mr Fred Rogers scoring nicely at Punchestown on Sunday and third-placed Upping The Anti winning by 12l at Clonmel last week; better ground to contend with here but probably well handicapped and a leading player in this company.

9/4

Form: 3O6140 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Won two bumpers for Gordon Elliott in July 2020; took a while to find his form again after leaving Elliott; won a 2m4f Hexham maiden in October; never in contention in a 2m3f Punchestown handicap three weeks ago.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

16:50 Naas

Mr Jackman

12st 0lb

J: Robert Monaghan

T: John C McConnell

Maiden winner at Hexham in October but has dropped down the handicap after some poor runs; has to find old form again but strong chance if he does.

22/1

16th

20

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

17:00 Naas

Mr Jackman

10st 2lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John C McConnell

Won a maiden hurdle at Hexham in October but has gone completely off the boil of late and he's been tailed off in his last three starts.

33/1

15th

5

12th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 131y

15:25 Naas

Mr Jackman

12st 0lb

J: Cian Walsh

T: John C McConnell

Dual bumper winner for Gordon Elliott in July 2020 but sole hurdles success across ten starts in this sphere came in Hexham maiden hurdle in October; safely held the last twice; needs to show more.

40/1

Form: 499

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Point winner; best of his three maiden hurdle runs at 2m3f/2m7f was on his first attempt at Galway, when fourth behind talented novice Blazing Khal; soundly beaten on his last two starts; drops in trip now for handicap debut.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:20 Downpatrick

Ingenious Stroke

11st 8lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Henry De Bromhead

always towards rear, not fluent 1st, ridden after 3rd, never dangerous

3/1

2nd

3

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:15 Wexford

Ingenious Stroke

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Point winner; best of his three maiden hurdle runs at 2m3f to 2m7f was on his first attempt at Galway, when fourth behind talented novice Blazing Khal; soundly beaten on his last two starts; off since December but likely to make the market with the stable in fine form.

7/4

Form: -732U7

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Won twice on Flat in Germany; best of four handicap hurdle runs when second in a 20-runner contest over an extended 2m4f at Punchestown in October, failed to match that form at same venue three weeks ago.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

5

15th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:00 Killarney

Auckland

11st 3lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

pressed leader, not fluent 3rd, chased leaders 4th, ridden and lost position from 5 out

5/1

17th

6

(13)

24th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:18 Curragh

Auckland

9st 7lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Anthony Mullins

towards rear of midfield, pushed along and dropped to rear 3f out, soon ridden and detached, no extra from under 2f out

7/1

3rd

1

(9)

9th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 0y

20:15 Leopardstown

Auckland

10st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Anthony Mullins

held up in behind leaders, pushed along under 3f out, ridden when headway under 2f out, went second and made challenge inside final furlong, no extra inside final 110yds, lost second final strides

15/2

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Selections

The Irish Sun:

Cullaghs Star

RP Ratings (IRE):

Trebizond

TOPSPEED:

Mr Jackman

SPOTLIGHT:

Marvel Fan

POSTDATA:

Hamundarson