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14:45 Naas

Soft

I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7375
  • 1m 7f 180y
  • 18 runners
  • Win time: 4m 10s
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I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1-

Last run: 261 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Created a good impression when winning a bumper at Ballinrobe in April for Stuart Crawford, beating subsequent Leopardstown maiden hurdle winner Howyabud; now with the champion trainer and likely to take plenty of beating on his hurdles debut.

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1

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

Bronn

11st 12lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

Former Grade 2 novice hurdle winner is only 1-7 chasing but has been highly tried, notably when placed in Grade 1 novice chases last season at Cheltenham and Aintree; disappointing so far this term, dropping out tamely after mistakes under top-weight in Thyestes on latest when cheekpieces tried; questions to answer now.

10/1

0

1

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Bronn

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

Former Grade 2 novice hurdle winner; twice placed in Grade 1s novice chases last season, third in the Brown Advisory at Cheltenham and third in the Mildmay Novices' at Aintree; cheekpieces now tried after two low-key performances this season; handicap debut.

12/1

4th

3

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 170y

14:15 Tramore

Bronn

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

raced in second, lost second 7th, not fluent 11th, lost touch after 3 out, lost third before 2 out

100/30

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9/4

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 25-21 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Very solid form in bumpers before finding a winning opportunity here last month; likely to be a nice recruit to hurdling and should go well here.

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12

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:53 Fairyhouse

Killer Mode

11st 12lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Noel Meade

Useful bumper winner who had some decent form over hurdles; was pulled up on his final two starts over obstacles; offered something to work on when a well-beaten sixth on chasing debut at Down Royal; will act on soft/heavy ground; needs to improve on debut to figure here.

16/1

6th

8

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:23 Down Royal

Killer Mode

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Noel Meade

in touch with leaders, prominent on inner 2 out (usual 3 out), soon ridden and outpaced, weakening when switched right omitted 2 out

18/1

6

3rd Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 40y

14:27 Fairyhouse

Killer Mode

11st 8lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Noel Meade

Bumper winner; chased home Bronn in a maiden hurdle at Naas in January (form that has worked out well) but hasn't managed to build on that in three runs since; pulled up on handicap debut here when last seen and off 230 days; needs to resume progress.

16/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 11-5 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner at Thurles and Limerick last season; ran as if he needed the run on his hurdles debut at Cork last month; should do better here.

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1st

4

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 170y

16:55 Fairyhouse

Flame Bearer

11st 10lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

led, jumped slightly left 2nd, joined 5th, not fluent when pecked on landing 5 out, soon joined, faced challenge but going okay before 3 out, ridden after 2 out, tired jump when not fluent last, ridden out, just did enough

17/2

1st

4

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 0y

14:30 Thurles

Flame Bearer

11st 1lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

prominent, not fluent 4th, went second halfway, led narrowly after 2 out, clear approaching last, easily

5/2

3rd

2

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:20 Navan

Flame Bearer

11st 1lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Dual Grade 2 novice hurdle winner for Pat Doyle last season, runner-up to State Man in Punchestown Grade 1; beaten odds-on favourite on chase/yard debut over 2m4f at Naas in November; faced no meaningful opposition when winning at Fairyhouse; put a blot on his record with a poor round of jumping in Grade 1 Leopardstown event won by stablemate El Fabiolo.

7/4

Form: 8

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ran no better than okay in a Navan maiden hurdle last month; should improve but others preferred.

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No Results Found

Form: 5

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No impression but caught the eye when a staying fifth in a 2m maiden hurdle at Cork last month; more needed here and others preferred but worth watching.

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2nd

14

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Better Times Ahead

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Robert Tyner

Much-improved when stepping up in trip to almost 3m at Navan in March last year, landing a valuable novice handicap on heavy ground; presumably needed Gowran return after 11 months off; no match for Macdermott at Fairyhouse but that form was significantly boosted by the Scottish National outcome; a long way in front of Battle Of Mirbat at Fairyhouse.

8/1

2nd

10

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Better Times Ahead

10st 13lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

Was much improved when stepping up in trip to almost 3m at Navan just over a year ago, landing a valuable novice handicap on heavy ground; entitled to have needed Gowran return after 11 months off and he's dangerous given his unexposed profile.

6/1

6th

4

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Better Times Ahead

11st 1lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

Chasing last season, ending campaign when bolting up in 3m Grade B novice handicap at Navan in March (heavy); 12lb higher now and market likely best guide to his readiness after 11 months absence.

11/2

Form: 92-238

Last run: 50 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in four bumpers, and despite jumping poorly was far from disgraced in a bunch finish to a Punchestown maiden hurdle last month; likely to improve a good deal here and could play a hand.

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16th

24

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Noble Birth

10st 3lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Tongue tied for new yard this term; raced a bit freely up front in cheekpieces (dispensed with since) in November on sole run here; stays 3m but everything really clicked when he took the Naas qualifier (2m7f, soft) 18 days ago from Cleatus Poolaw; his revised mark demands a fair bit more.

20/1

1st

15

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Noble Birth

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: E McNamara

Two wins for Gordon Elliott; a couple of good runs at Ayr and Cheltenham in November; soundly beaten at Musselburgh last time; 2lb wrong and others preferred.

25/1

9th

12

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Noble Birth

10st 6lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Tongue tied for new yard this term and back-to-form second at Ayr (3m) on second occasion, when he seemed in charge at the final flight; raced a bit freely up front in first-time cheekpieces (dispensed with today) at Cheltenham two weeks later but not disgraced; peak efforts on good or good to soft; place chance.

12/1

Form:

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not disgraced on his hurdles debut at Navan last month; more needed here but has ability.

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7th

8

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

12:15 Fairyhouse

Rebellious Gale

10st 3lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: A J Martin

jumped left on occasions, didn't always jump with fluency, in rear throughout, no impression when hampered by faller 3 out

14/1

7th

8

4th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

17:55 Tipperary

Rebellious Gale

11st 11lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: A J Martin

towards rear of midfield

13/2

Form: 7

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Weakened late but showed some promise in a Fairyhouse bumper in November; more needed here on his hurdles debut.

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1st

8

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

16:05 Cork

Lyser

10st 8lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

made virtually all, not fluent 2 out, clear when not fluent last, kept on well

11/2

1st

16

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 23y

14:45 Fairyhouse

Lyser

10st 3lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Impressive when winning a maiden hurdle over C&D last season before a solid 5l fifth in a novice handicap hurdle here; below form on return at Leopardstown in December but he looks well treated and a return to this C&D should help if he comes on for that run.

13/2

6th

4

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Lyser

11st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

prominent

9/4

Form: 462214 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the sixth attempt in bumpers and bettered that form when fourth of 13 in a Wexford maiden hurdle; could improve enough to get into the money here.

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17th

23

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

One Last Tango

10st 11lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Eoin Griffin

Course winner; gained third hurdle success when winning from 7lb lower at Leopardstown over Christmas; not as good from revised mark since but not ruled out back up in trip.

40/1

7th

4

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

One Last Tango

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Eoin Griffin

Landed a Leopardstown handicap over Christmas on his penultimate start; never really involved back at that venue at the Dublin Racing Festival; testing ground is fine for him and first-time cheekpieces may help; hard to rule out.

5/1

Form: 3

Last run: 227 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Showed plenty of ability on debut when a slightly unlucky in running third in a Tipperary bumper in May; stepping up in grade here but potentially interesting and could run well.

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10

10th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 217y

16:30 Sligo

Bang On Target

11st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

prominent, soon raced in second, nudged along to lead 3 out, ridden clear after 2 out, reduced lead run-in, ridden out towards finish

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second in a point-to-point last month; has ability but best watched on his track debut.

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2nd

6

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Aintree

Prince Zaltar

10st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: P J Rothwell

Steadily progressive 6yo who won twice in the spring (2m4f, good to yielding/good) and was a respectable sixth of 20 at Cheltenham (2m5f, good to soft) three weeks ago; also effective on soft; last time was his first run since July and he may be able to build on it.

16/1

6

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Prince Zaltar

11st 8lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

The winner of two 2m4f handicaps in Ireland this year and late mistakes did him no favours when beaten 14l over 2m7f the final time; needs to resume improvement to defy this sort of mark.

20/1

4th

7

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 180y

15:05 Killarney

Prince Zaltar

10st 11lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Has gained two wins over 2m4f this year; not at his best back at this trip at Ballinrobe when last seen; probably needs a career best to defy his current mark.

10/1

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Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third foal; dam placed in point, sister to useful 2m7f-3m1f hurdle/chase winner I Need Gold out of maiden granddaughter of NH Chase winner Polaris Missile (dam of high-class staying chaser Spartan Missile); good staying pedigree and likely to improve for whatever he does here.

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1

25th May 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:45 Wexford

Getaway Missile

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Down the field but not beaten far in a handicap hurdle at Cork in March; might just need to come down the handicap a little.

14/1

9th

12

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:55 Cork

Getaway Missile

11st 5lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Philip Fenton

Struggled having been tailed off in trio of maiden hurdles; up in trip for handicap debut.

14/1

1

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Limerick

Getaway Missile

12st 0lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Philip Fenton

Mildly progressive in a trio of maiden hurdles; more needed here but worth a market check.

25/1

Form: 144310 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won two bumpers last year on contrasting ground conditions; soundly beaten on his hurdles debut at Leopardstown last week and others preferred.

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8

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Hey Johnny

11st 2lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Won twice last term but well held in competitive handicaps later in campaign and again this term; hard to fancy.

40/1

12th

18

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Hey Johnny

10st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Thomas Mullins

towards rear of midfield

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Eighth foal; half-brother to three point winners; dam unraced half-sister to 2m hurdle/chase winner Ishka Baha and 2m4f hurdle winner Our Rob out of bumper/2m4f hurdle winner; quite stoutly-bred newcomer and best watched; tongue-tied for his debut.

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7

20th May 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 50y

16:35 Wexford

West Breeze

11st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Winters

led, 4 lengths ahead 4 out

9/1

4th

10

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

19:48 Ballinrobe

West Breeze

10st 2lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Michael Winters

Has improved over hurdles lately, winning a Clonmel handicap and bouncing back from a fall to run well at Cork last time; competes off an 8lb lower chase mark today gives him a solid chance in theory.

7/2

4th

2

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

West Breeze

11st 11lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Michael Winters

led, clear 2nd

8/1

Form:

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

100-1 chance when tailed off on debut in a maiden here last month; makes no appeal.

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10th

12

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 191y

19:43 Roscommon

He Aint Heavy

10st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Francis J Flood

raced in second and pressed leader, lost second before 6th

50/1

14

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

16:45 Punchestown

He Aint Heavy

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Francis J Flood

No closer than 20l in his four handicaps (2m-3m) and clearly needs to step up.

33/1

8th

14

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Kilbeggan

He Aint Heavy

10st 13lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Francis J Flood

Nothing yet in handicaps and hard to see him having an impact.

25/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 250 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten a mile in a Punchestown bumper in the spring and very much up against it here.

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12th

11

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

14:25 Downpatrick

Like A G Six

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Patrick Eugene Turley

prominent, led 3 out, headed and weakened before last

33/1

6

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 14y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Like A G Six

11st 3lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Patrick Eugene Turley

Downpatrick flop not inconsistent with the remainder of his profile; badly needs to get a move on.

100/1

12th

6

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Like A G Six

11st 9lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Patrick Eugene Turley

always towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, no impression before 2 out

33/1

Form: P

Last run: 210 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Pulled up on his hurdles debut at Kilbeggan in June and very much up against it.

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12th

12

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18th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

13:35 Dundalk (AW)

Fourgenerations

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Adrian Murray

Weak form in maiden hurdles and soundly beaten off a modest 83 in a handicap hurdle at Naas last month; up against it.

50/1

12th

21

20th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 201y

15:06 Naas

Fourgenerations

11st 6lb

J: Mr S Cavanagh

T: Adrian Murray

in touch with leaders

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First foal; dam point winner, half-sister to 2m7f-3m chase winner Meehan out of unraced half-sister to Triumph Hurdle winner Rare Holiday and to dam of Rhinestone Cowboy; nicely-bred newcomer although likely to improve for whatever he does here.

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12th

11

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

13:45 Limerick

The Sages Answer

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

Beaten wide margins in two maiden hurdles in January; hood now fitted; hard to fancy.

150/1

12

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 116y

16:02 Thurles

The Sages Answer

11st 4lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Liam P Cusack

Beaten an aggregate 220l at Naas and this venue on her first two starts; hooded now.

200/1

12th

14

23rd Jan 2022

Yielding

1m 7f 101y

13:00 Thurles

The Sages Answer

11st 10lb

J: Adam Ellis

T: Liam P Cusack

Always at the back and completely tailed off when huge price on recent debut at Naas.

100/1

Form: 90

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten on both starts to date and makes little appeal here.

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16

26th Aug 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:30 Down Royal

Anseo

10st 10lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: J T R Dreaper

Has come down 8lb in the ratings since first assessed; yet to show worthwhile form.

25/1

7th

9

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 141y

19:00 Sligo

Anseo

11st 0lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: J T R Dreaper

towards rear, lost touch 2 out

16/1

10th

4

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

18:15 Wexford

Anseo

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J T R Dreaper

Five-race maiden; no progress since his debut including handicaps on his last couple of starts; may do better when tried over further.

15/2

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Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam point/2m-2m5f hurdle/chase winner, out of maiden half-sister to leading French jumper Mid Dancer (2m-3m5f hurdle/chase winner inc triple Grand Steeplechase de Paris); very stoutly bred and very likely to improve for what she does here.

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15

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Getaway Beauty

11st 1lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Daniel Dullea

prominent on inner, led after 2nd, headed and lost position before 9th, weakened quickly from 3 out, pulled up 2 out

33/1

14th

13

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Getaway Beauty

11st 3lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: James Daniel Dullea

prominent

50/1

6th

12

9th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 77y

13:30 Thurles

Getaway Beauty

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: James Daniel Dullea

Nothing of note over hurdles and easily passed over here on chase debut.

150/1

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Exacta €69.00
Straight Forecast €53.60
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bronn

POSTDATA:

Noble Birth

The Irish Sun:

Bronn