January 23 / 13.00 Thurles

13.00 Thurles Yielding

Connolly’s Red Mills Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle (IRE Incentive Race)

  • Prize money: £9915.97
  • 1m 7f 101y
  • 19 runners
  • Win time: 4m 1s
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Connolly’s Red Mills Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle (IRE Incentive Race)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.90
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 1

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Looked useful when beating experienced rivals on debut in a bumper at Down Royal; sure to have been well schooled, but even so lack of hurdling experience relative to John Cannon is a concern; this looks a match between the pair on paper.
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3rd

3

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Leopardstown

Pinkerton

11st 10lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Noel Meade

Defied odds of 12-1 when winning a Down Royal bumper on debut at Christmas and followed up with a maiden hurdle success at Thurles in January (John Cannon second); only beaten 7l by a nice prospect (Journey With Me) since and that's the best form in the book; his future is probably over a bit further but he can go well again and yard are in good form.

2/1

3rd

2

12th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:40 Naas

Pinkerton

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Looked useful when beating experienced rivals first time out in a bumper at Down Royal; race-fitness possibly a factor when he beat the more experienced John Cannon on his hurdling debut at Thurles last month; open to improvement and should be suited by this longer trip.

10/1

1st

2

23rd Jan 2022

Yielding

1m 7f 101y

13:00 Thurles

Pinkerton

12st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Looked useful when beating experienced rivals on debut in a bumper at Down Royal; sure to have been well schooled, but even so lack of hurdling experience relative to John Cannon is a concern; this looks a match between the pair on paper.

7/4

13/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: /35-42 C

Last run: 239 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Course winner of a small-field bumper last March; probably achieved more in his two placed runs over hurdles; very encouraging run when chasing home Banbridge (now rated 128) in a 25-runner maiden at Punchestown last April.
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12

27th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 180y

16:15 Punchestown

John Cannon

11st 3lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Joseph G Murphy

9th

17

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

John Cannon

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Joseph G Murphy

4th

7

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Leopardstown

John Cannon

11st 3lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Joseph G Murphy

Bumper winner and unlucky not to have won over hurdles since; beaten favourite behind Peaceful Sunday last time and needs to step up on that effort in first-time blinkers.

9/2

20/1

  • Place: £10.50

Form: -50907

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Seems flattered by 95 official rating; hard to fancy following moderate seventh at Limerick.
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5th

6

27th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 180y

16:15 Punchestown

Winding River

11st 10lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Oliver McKiernan

1st

5

20th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

14:10 Downpatrick

Winding River

11st 10lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Oliver McKiernan

Ordinary form before producing a much improved effort when third in a Thurles maiden hurdle in January; tongue-tie added here; could be capable of further improvement and get into the shake-up.

8/1

3rd

5

23rd Jan 2022

Yielding

1m 7f 101y

13:00 Thurles

Winding River

11st 12lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Oliver McKiernan

Seems flattered by 95 official rating; hard to fancy following moderate seventh at Limerick.

20/1

Form: 9-04

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Limerick fourth was a step in the right direction, much more needed to make a major impact.
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24

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Bells Life

10st 4lb

J: Conor Orr

T: E J O’Grady

Last two maiden hurdle runs have been quite encouraging but this looks challenging for a horse lacking previous handicap experience.

25/1

4th

1

23rd Jan 2022

Yielding

1m 7f 101y

13:00 Thurles

Bells Life

12st 0lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: E J O’Grady

Limerick fourth was a step in the right direction, much more needed to make a major impact.

33/1

4th

1

29th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

14:40 Limerick

Bells Life

12st 0lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: E J O’Grady

Nothing so far on better ground.

100/1

Form: 46-367

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Shaped quite well when third in a Down Royal maiden last June; less encouraging form since, though she should be better for her run in last month's Down Royal race won by the promising O'Toole.
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2nd

15

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:53 Clonmel

Layla’s Daffodil

10st 11lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Third in a Down Royal maiden hurdle in May and again ran with credit in a Thurles maiden hurdle in January; well beaten on her handicap debut since but comes into it on her best form.

8/1

9th

4

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Leopardstown

Layla’s Daffodil

11st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: P J Rothwell

Third in a Down Royal maiden hurdle last year; best effort since when fifth in a Thurles contest last month; others preferred on her handicap debut.

25/1

11

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

13:20 Clonmel

Layla’s Daffodil

10st 13lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: P J Rothwell

Third in a Down Royal maiden hurdle last year; best effort since when fifth in a Thurles contest last month; each-way chance at best if handling the heavy ground.

14/1

Form: 4208-5

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Second to the ill-fated Eurotiep (winner of his only two races over hurdles) in a Punchestown bumper 13 months ago; tailed off in a Leopardstown bumper on his next start; ordinary form over hurdles so far and now tried with cheekpieces.
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12

16th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Killarney

Pale Blue Dot

11st 4lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

8

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:30 Kilbeggan

Pale Blue Dot

11st 4lb

J: D G Hogan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

10/1

5th

5

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 70y

18:15 Kilbeggan

Pale Blue Dot

11st 10lb

J: D G Hogan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

0-10 but only narrowly denied in a pair of handicap hurdles last month, improving for the step up in trip; another rise in the handicap without winning isn't ideal (4lb) but can't be ruled out.

11/2

Form: 2F-76

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Started career brightly with Clonmel second last March; fell at same venue on second attempt, and has been well beaten in two starts this term; reserve.
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5

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 50y

16:20 Cork

Coconut Tudor

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Gerard Kelleher

10/1

2nd

4

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

13:55 Limerick

Coconut Tudor

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Gerard Kelleher

14/1

5th

9

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:55 Cork

Coconut Tudor

11st 6lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Gerard Kelleher

Runner-up when producing a promising debut at Clonmel a year ago; didn't build on that but left some poor efforts behind when fifth of 14 on handicap debut on his penultimate start; however, tailed off again back at Clonmel since.

20/1

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-brother to bumper and hurdles winner Reafadda (won first time out at Clonmel in 2012), and to hurdles winner Taken Twice; one of two newcomers here for veteran trainer.
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11th

11

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Gowran Park

Toon Town

11st 12lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John J Walsh

Tailed off in two maiden hurdles so far; has hinted at ability but might be one for handicaps at this point.

40/1

17

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

15:00 Thurles

Toon Town

11st 4lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: John J Walsh

Third reserve; only very minor promise in two starts at huge odds.

9th

15

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:55 Clonmel

Toon Town

11st 12lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John J Walsh

Badly hampered at the first on debut at Thurles; not a bad effort in the circumstances; may improve.

50/1

Form: 9U4739 BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Third in a 2m3f maiden at Limerick in November was quite promising; failed to reproduce that form when well fancied on handicap debut over 2m at the same venue; tongue-tie tried now.
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7th

6

7th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

15:10 Cork

Crosshouse Boy

11st 4lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

16/1

10

18th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Cork

Crosshouse Boy

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Hardly looked an obvious sort to win at Clonmel in maiden Thursday but did it well; this looks far more competitive under penalty.

7/1

1st

4

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 121y

17:50 Clonmel

Crosshouse Boy

11st 4lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Best run was when third at Limerick in November; hasn't been at that level since, though was better back at same last time; needs to bring his best.

12/1

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Mahler gelding; cost 8,000Euros as a 3yo; half-brother to winners Free Range and Tullys Touch; pedigree suggests he may need a bit further than this.
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6th

3

16th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

20:30 Killarney

Galmar

12st 0lb

J: Mr M J O’Connor

T: John J Walsh

Well beaten in a bumper and maiden hurdle at Thurles; can't be recommended.

66/1

10th

3

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

17:15 Thurles

Galmar

12st 0lb

J: Mr W T Cronin

T: John J Walsh

Looked like he may need further when tailed off at odds of 66-1 on debut and pedigree suggests he made need more of a stamina test.

50/1

10th

10

23rd Jan 2022

Yielding

1m 7f 101y

13:00 Thurles

Galmar

11st 10lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John J Walsh

Mahler gelding; cost 8,000Euros as a 3yo; half-brother to winners Free Range and Tullys Touch; pedigree suggests he may need a bit further than this.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Workforce gelding; dam showed nothing in points but comes from a noted jumping family.
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4th

7

20th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

14:10 Downpatrick

The Miracle Man

11st 0lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: A L T Moore

Did not run badly despite some poor jumping at Fairyhouse last month; looks capable of better although others look more likely here.

25/1

6th

6

26th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 110y

14:33 Fairyhouse

The Miracle Man

10st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: A L T Moore

Was sent off 33-1 for debut and didn't show a lot when beaten 39l in a Thurles maiden hurdle in which today's rival John Cannon finished runner-up; outsider likely to need more time and experience.

20/1

11th

18

23rd Jan 2022

Yielding

1m 7f 101y

13:00 Thurles

The Miracle Man

10st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: A L T Moore

Workforce gelding; dam showed nothing in points but comes from a noted jumping family.

14/1

100/1

Form: 0

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Always at the back and completely tailed off when huge price on recent debut at Naas.
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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: 700

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten on all three starts; reportedly unsuited by heavy ground at Cork on latest.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

14

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Tramore

Ocodango Boy

10st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: James Daniel Dullea

11th

9

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:28 Clonmel

Ocodango Boy

11st 3lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: James Daniel Dullea

Pulled-up on handicap debut at Punchestown last month; hood worn then is dispensed with but massive improvement is required.

33/1

11

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

Ocodango Boy

11st 6lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: James Daniel Dullea

Poor in four maidens and has to improve plenty even though dropping in class on handicap debut; hood tried.

20/1

Form: 5

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Completely tailed off when set an unenviable task on debut in a Listed bumper at Navan.
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4

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:45 Clonmel

Craggaunowen

11st 10lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: John F O’Neill

Beaten at least 100L in all four starts and makes no appeal; tried in a hood here.

100/1

7th

1

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:20 Leopardstown

Craggaunowen

11st 12lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: John F O’Neill

Tailed off in trio of starts to date and impossible to make a strong case for him on chasing debut.

200/1

16th

4

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Craggaunowen

11st 12lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: John F O’Neill

Completely tailed off when set an unenviable task on debut in a Listed bumper at Navan and no joy since.

200/1

Form: P

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Struggling at half-way on debut at Down Royal and pulled-up; can be ruled out.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 50y

16:30 Wexford

Away Down Under

11st 7lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

8th

8

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

15:23 Navan

Away Down Under

11st 5lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

Pulled up on hurdle bow and tailed off when 250-1 for a maiden hurdle at Thurles last time; markedly up in trip.

100/1

15th

16

23rd Jan 2022

Yielding

1m 7f 101y

13:00 Thurles

Away Down Under

11st 3lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Noel C Kelly

Struggling at half-way on debut at Down Royal and pulled-up; can be ruled out.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Half-brother to Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth; dam's record otherwise quite modest; fitted with tongue-tie for debut.
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4th

7

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 30y

16:15 Kilbeggan

Winstons Corner

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

6

23rd Jan 2022

Yielding

1m 7f 101y

13:00 Thurles

Winstons Corner

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Half-brother to Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth; dam's record otherwise quite modest; fitted with tongue-tie for debut.

20/1

Form: 09

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second in a point-to-point early last month; looked in need of more experience when making his hurdling debut at Naas two weeks ago; attracted the attention of the stewards when staying on past tiring rivals at Punchestown last Sunday; possibly wants further than this.
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3rd

12

14th May 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 50y

15:40 Wexford

Prince Zaltar

10st 13lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Has began to find his feet in recent months, scoring on handicap debut latest at Tramore over 2m4.5f when earning 6lb rise; rider's 5lb claim helps offset that penalty and interesting to see how he fares over the longest trip he's ever faced under rules; leading player.

7/2

1st

10

10th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 70y

15:22 Tramore

Prince Zaltar

10st 9lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: P J Rothwell

3rd

4

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Clonmel

Prince Zaltar

11st 12lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Finished second in a point-to-point; has not looked straightforward over hurdles but if managing to run up to his 97 mark he could feature in a race of this modest standard.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €69.00
Straight Forecast €53.70
Trifecta €1076.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

John Cannon

POSTDATA:

Pinkerton

The Irish Sun:

Pinkerton

RP Ratings (IRE):

John Cannon

TOPSPEED:

John Cannon