January 22 / 13.05 Navan

13.05 Navan Yielding

Graigs Lane Maiden Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £5949.58
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 19 runners
  • Win time: 5m 14s
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Graigs Lane Maiden Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.30
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 33

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point winner and ran with distinct promise when third to a more experienced stable companion on debut at Fairyhouse in November; ran respectably in a Leopardstown maiden subsequently and is a leading contender here up in trip; hood and tongue-tie combination tried here.
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3rd

2

14th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Wexford

Ash Tree Meadow

11st 6lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Reached a decent standard over hurdles last season, placed over shorter before landing 2m4f maiden at Navan (yielding); seemingly found out in Grade 2 novice at Fairyhouse over Easter and now switches to fences; trip looks on the short side but nonetheless has to be respected.

4/1

4th

2

3rd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:30 Fairyhouse

Ash Tree Meadow

11st 3lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

2nd

1

10th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 29y

15:30 Thurles

Ash Tree Meadow

11st 12lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Point-to-point winner; smart prospect who got off the mark under rules with a maiden hurdle success at Navan when stepped up to this trip for the first time; has to give weight away to his rivals but less exposed and could be capable.

8/11

Form: 4-3

Last run: 49 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Positively ridden on his hurdles debut over C&D last month before weakening late; should have come on for that and looks a leading contender here.
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3rd

1

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Gracchus De Balme

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Point winner in 2020; fair fourth in a bumper on his only start last season; placed over 2m4f on his first two maiden hurdle runs; beat a subsequent winner when taking a 2m Clonmel event last time; big weight, but rider's 5lb claim an asset.

12/1

1st

8

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:55 Clonmel

Gracchus De Balme

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Point winner at Lisronagh in 2020; fair fourth in a bumper on his only start last season; has confirmed promise in two maiden hurdle outings over 2m4f at Navan; needs to settle a little better than when failing to cope with a Gordon Elliott-trained favourite last month; drop in trip may do the trick.

13/8

2nd

8

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:05 Navan

Gracchus De Balme

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Positively ridden on his hurdles debut over C&D last month before weakening late; should have come on for that and looks a leading contender here.

5/2

25/1

  • Place: £14.80

Form: 7-

Last run: 267 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed in a point in November but showed a fair bit of ability in a Punchestown bumper in the spring; others more likely here but certainly worth watching; probable stable second string.
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3rd

5

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Leitrim Chief

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

Third in a point in November and made a promising start to his hurdle career when filling the same position in a 2m4f Navan maiden (yielding) for Stuart Crawford in January; open to improvement for new yard and probably the one to beat under Hughes.

7/4

3rd

13

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:05 Navan

Leitrim Chief

12st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: S R B Crawford

Placed in a point in November but showed a fair bit of ability in a Punchestown bumper in the spring; others more likely here but certainly worth watching; probable stable second string.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
13th foal; brother to bumper/2m4f hurdle winner Glorious Spirit, half-brother to winners African Gold (bumper/useful 2m3f-2m4f hurdle) & Follow The Bear (2m7f-3m hurdle); dam unraced half-sister to useful 2m-2m4f jump winner Frickley; bred for stamina and likely to improve for whatever he does here.
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4

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 138y

16:15 Thurles

Franciscan Rock

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: M F Morris

Looked like a horse who could improve with time and a longer trip on Navan debut over 2m4f; stayed on to promising effect to finish fourth in a 19-runner contest, runner-up Grachhuis De Blame has won since.

9/2

4th

5

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:05 Navan

Franciscan Rock

12st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

13th foal; brother to bumper/2m4f hurdle winner Glorious Spirit, half-brother to winners African Gold (bumper/useful 2m3f-2m4f hurdle) & Follow The Bear (2m7f-3m hurdle); dam unraced half-sister to useful 2m-2m4f jump winner Frickley; bred for stamina and likely to improve for whatever he does here.

33/1

Form: 223033

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Flat and plenty of experience over hurdles, close third in a couple of big field handicaps at Fairyhouse and Leopardstown last twice; likely to find one or two too good but should run his race once more.
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6th

6

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:10 Kilbeggan

Silvertown

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

10th

10

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Cork

Silvertown

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Gavin Cromwell

Fairly useful handicap hurdler (rated 115) with sole win coming over this trip at Navan last month (yielding); never sighted last time at Wexford; surprise if 5yo made an immediate impact chasing.

20/1

7th

5

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:00 Wexford

Silvertown

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Hard to know what she achieved in winning a two-runner maiden point at Lingstown in November; probably best watched.
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12

13th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

13:55 Limerick

Rock On Cassie

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Got up late to win a Punchestown mares maiden hurdle in January; wasn't out of contention when falling at Navan behind Brampton Belle; each-way chance.

8/1

7

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:45 Navan

Rock On Cassie

11st 0lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Point win was achieved in a match at Lingstown in November; moderate sixth in a 2m4f maiden hurdle here last month; took a big step forward from that when a long-priced winner at Punchestown only nine days later; may hold her own up in grade here.

5/1

Form: 67

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point winner but well beaten on both maiden hurdle outings; others preferred.
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7th

8

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:45 Down Royal

Reddys Island

11st 5lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Liam Lennon

Point-to-point winner but soundly beaten over hurdles for Gordon Elliott and again on both attempts chasing for current yard; easily passed over.

66/1

9th

10

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Wexford

Reddys Island

11st 7lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Liam Lennon

Point winner but soundly beaten over hurdles for Gordon Elliott and on her stable debut over fences last month; hard to fancy.

100/1

7th

11

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

12:45 Fairyhouse

Reddys Island

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Liam Lennon

Point winner for Colin Bowe at Oldcastle last September; has looked limited in three maiden hurdle outings for Gordon Elliott; may do better over fences for Liam Lennon; the form of his point win was boosted when the runner-up Tintern Abbey won a Ludlow bumper on debut for Alastair Ralph.

50/1

8th
17
I Must

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Third foal; dam placed in bumpers, half-sister to 7f 2yo winner Madaeh and 1m2f-1m5f AW winner Mutamaasek out of half-sister to Italian 1m2f Listed winner Toto le Heros, descends from 1m2f Group 2 winner Elle Seule (dam of Elnadim and Mehthaaf); mostly Flat bred and best watched on her somewhat belated debut.
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8

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 61y

18:30 Ballinrobe

I Must

11st 5lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P Cluskey

Pulled up on handicap bow at Kilbeggan last month; now tried blinkered but hard to be confident in.

20/1

4

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

18:00 Kilbeggan

I Must

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: P Cluskey

6th

7

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:05 Leopardstown

I Must

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P Cluskey

Not likely to make an impact here on the evidence of runs at Navan and Fairyhouse.

50/1

3/1

Form: 5-

Last run: 442 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Mid-division in a French bumper 14 months ago; first run for Willie Mullins and of obvious interest on his hurdles debut.
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3rd

3

13th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 103y

Class 4

17:15 Aintree

Hybris

11st 0lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Sophie Leech

Trained by Willie Mullins when tailed-off ninth in maiden hurdle at Navan (2m4f, yielding) in January; sold since for £2,500; probably best watched on first run for new yard.

14/1

9th

11

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:05 Navan

Hybris

12st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Mid-division in a French bumper 14 months ago; first run for Willie Mullins and of obvious interest on his hurdles debut.

3/1

Form: 50

Last run: 6 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not a bad start here in December in a bumper and mid-division at Punchestown last week on his hurdles debut but a lot more needed here.
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10th

7

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:05 Navan

Gino Drummer Boy

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Not a bad start here in December in a bumper and mid-division at Punchestown last week on his hurdles debut but a lot more needed here.

25/1

11th

8

16th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:15 Punchestown

Gino Drummer Boy

12st 0lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Not a bad start here in December in a bumper but a lot more needed to win a maiden hurdle; winnable race though and should not be far away.

15/2

2

29th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

14:40 Limerick

Gino Drummer Boy

12st 0lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Gordon Elliott

Not a bad start at Punchestown in December in a bumper (stable second string) but a lot more needed to win a maiden hurdle; in top hands.

6/1

Form: 95

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
No show on either start in bumpers; not hard to overlook on his hurdles debut.
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11th

3

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:05 Navan

Champagne Storm

12st 0lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: T J O’Mara

No show on either start in bumpers; not hard to overlook on his hurdles debut.

100/1

5th

3

27th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Limerick

Champagne Storm

12st 2lb

J: Mr N J O’Mara

T: T J O’Mara

Weak in the market on Listowel debut and showed little to get excited about; difficult to see him causing any major headaches for the big guns here; others preferred.

66/1

9th

1

22nd Sep 2021

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Listowel

Champagne Storm

12st 2lb

J: Mr N J O’Mara

T: T J O’Mara

Flemensfirth gelding cost 38,000Euros as a 3yo; brother to point winner Beyondthestorm, half-brother to 3m1f-3m2f hunter chase winner Kimora; dam unraced sister to bumper winner Culmore Native half-sister to bumper/2m-2m4f hurdle winner Finns Cross; likely best watched on belated debut.

50/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 294 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
No show in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle at Easter and pulled-up in a point last month; makes little appeal.
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19

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 137y

18:50 Clonmel

Hastobedone

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Canavan

T: P J Rothwell

Third reserve; pulled-up on handicap debut at Limerick last month on heavy; has to bounce back.

7

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Hastobedone

11st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: P J Rothwell

Three runs in maiden hurdles, not disgraced here last month; steps up in trip and looks up against it but might be worth a market check.

50/1

9th

7

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Hastobedone

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: P J Rothwell

Absolutely no chance on paper; best watched.

200/1

Form: 20-6

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in a point-to-point bumper in the spring; reportedly hung left on her stable debut at Clonmel two weeks ago; others preferred.
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16

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 120y

18:00 Tramore

Glenbeg Express

11st 7lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: Shane Patrick O’Brien

8th

5

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:05 Leopardstown

Glenbeg Express

11st 7lb

J: Ian Power

T: Shane Patrick O’Brien

Point winner; runner-up in a point-to-point bumper last spring; soundly beaten on her first two maiden hurdle outings.

33/1

13th

16

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:05 Navan

Glenbeg Express

11st 7lb

J: Ian Power

T: Shane Patrick O’Brien

Runner-up in a point-to-point bumper in the spring; reportedly hung left on her stable debut at Clonmel two weeks ago; others preferred.

50/1

Form: 9-5

Last run: 55 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Showed some promise in the Land Rover bumper last spring and showed some improvement in a Fairyhouse bumper in November; hood is left on here and no real surprise should he make an impact.
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8th

5

6th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Hollington

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

20/1

8th

9

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 218y

16:10 Thurles

Hollington

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Ran well in a Fairyhouse bumper in November; ran too bad to be true on his hurdles debut at Navan in January and better can be expected.

16/1

14th

10

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:05 Navan

Hollington

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: S R B Crawford

Showed some promise in the Land Rover bumper last spring and showed some improvement in a Fairyhouse bumper in November; hood is left on here and no real surprise should he make an impact.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Promise in point-to-points but best watched after two years on the sidelines.
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6th

5

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 1f 26y

17:25 Ballinrobe

Getaway Milani

11st 8lb

J: Thomas B Lyons

T: Thomas Cooper

4th

7

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Tramore

Getaway Milani

11st 4lb

J: Thomas B Lyons

T: Thomas Cooper

Form: 5

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
125-1 but ran a race of some merit in a Limerick bumper last month, only fading very late; clearly has ability and could well outrun his likely odds.
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14th

7

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 142y

19:40 Ballinrobe

Leis Fein

12st 0lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: V T O’Brien

150/1

8th

7

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 70y

14:50 Punchestown

Leis Fein

12st 0lb

J: Trevor Ryan

T: V T O’Brien

Not a bad run first time out in a Limerick bumper; always in rear at Navan on first start over hurdles.

100/1

16th

12

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:05 Navan

Leis Fein

12st 0lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: V T O’Brien

125-1 but ran a race of some merit in a Limerick bumper last month, only fading very late; clearly has ability and could well outrun his likely odds.

33/1

200/1

Form: 0

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Some reasonable Flat form for Godolphin; beaten a mile on his hurdles debut at Leopardstown last month and makes little appeal.
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13th

13

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Perfect Arch

11st 1lb

J: Conor Orr

T: J J Lambe

Maiden under both codes, showing a little ability when modest fourth in 2m4f Down Royal handicap in March but tailed off last of 3 in 3m Ayr novices' latest when stiff task at weights; cheekpieces worn latest now discarded; needs to improve to play a role.

12/1

3rd

3

12th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

13:00 Ayr

Perfect Arch

11st 0lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

Outran 50-1 odds when keeping on for modest fourth of 16 in low-grade Down Royal handicap (2m4f, soft) last month, his fourth start over hurdles, but a lot to find on the figures with his two rivals here; cheekpieces (worn once on the Flat in 2020) given another go today.

25/1

12th

9

(1)

29th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 5f 0y

15:25 Navan

Perfect Arch

9st 11lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: J J Lambe

Ex-Godolphin and ran okay over hurdles at Down Royal last time; could be fairly enough treated on Flat if building on that effort.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 9807-9

Last run: 72 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Poor form in bumpers and maiden hurdles last season and tailed off on his seasonal bow at Clonmel in November.
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14th

6

12th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

18:10 Clonmel

Champagne Rebel

11st 4lb

J: Ian Power

T: Gearoid Patrick Brouder

No sign of ability yet and will need handicaps; tongue-tie on.

100/1

2

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:05 Navan

Champagne Rebel

12st 0lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Gearoid Patrick Brouder

Poor form in bumpers and maiden hurdles last season and tailed off on his seasonal bow at Clonmel in November.

200/1

9th

2

11th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 0f 82y

12:15 Clonmel

Champagne Rebel

11st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

Failed to complete in two points; poor form in bumpers and maiden hurdles last season.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Third foal; dam placed Irish point, sister to 2m7f hurdle winner Aisjem out of half-sister to useful 2m6f-3m3f chase winner Bitofamixup; stoutly bred newcomer; best watched although jumpers from this stable are invariably well schooled.
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4

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:05 Navan

Fizzy Razza

12st 0lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Brendan W Duke

Third foal; dam placed Irish point, sister to 2m7f hurdle winner Aisjem out of half-sister to useful 2m6f-3m3f chase winner Bitofamixup; stoutly bred newcomer; best watched although jumpers from this stable are invariably well schooled.

66/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ash Tree Meadow

TOPSPEED:

Gracchus De Balme

The Irish Sun:

Hybris

RP Ratings (IRE):

Ash Tree Meadow

POSTDATA:

Gracchus De Balme