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

  • Prize money: £9915.97
  • 1m 7f 101y
  • 16 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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12

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Pinkerton

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

A 134-rated hurdler was placed in first two chases in good-class events at Fairyhouse and had an excuse last time at Thurles when found to have struck into himself; likely to be in the mix.

11/2

5th

8

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 70y

13:33 Thurles

Pinkerton

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, mistake 4 out, soon weakened

8/1

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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9

1st Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

12:32 Thurles

John Cannon

11st 12lb

J: Connor King

T: Joseph G Murphy

soon prominent, not fluent 3rd, disputing second when not fluent 5 out, pressed leaders after 4 out, nudged along when held before last, fell heavily last

12/1

8th

4

(15)

19th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 6f 0y

16:30 Navan

John Cannon

10st 1lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

towards rear, pushed along and minor headway 3f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out

8/1

1st

3

2nd Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:10 Tipperary

John Cannon

11st 5lb

J: Connor King

T: Joseph G Murphy

midfield, headway after 6th, prominent home turn, ridden after 2 out, kept on strongly run-in, led narrowly towards finish, all out

7/1

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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1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:50 Thurles

Winding River

11st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Both wins have come at Downpatrick including a handicap success over 2m4f on soft ground last April; made a couple of mistakes at Killarney the following month; may need this after a lengthy break.

10/1

5th

17

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

18:25 Killarney

Winding River

10st 4lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Oliver McKiernan

First reserve; both wins have come at Downpatrick including his first handicap success when returned to hurdles last month; this looks tougher from 7lb higher.

1st

5

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 160y

14:15 Downpatrick

Winding River

11st 9lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Oliver McKiernan

prominent, rapid headway on inner to lead after 2 out, pushed along approaching last, ridden home turn, edged left but kept on inside final 110yds

7/1

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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9th

1

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 198y

19:00 Roscommon

Bells Life

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E J O’Grady

disputed lead, prominent from 3rd, ridden and lost ground quickly before 3 out, soon got behind and struggling

10/1

9th

4

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:15 Limerick

Bells Life

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: E J O’Grady

chased leaders, pushed along before 2 out, soon outpaced, not fluent 2 out (vet said gelding was lame on his left hind leg having been struck into on his left hind hock)

9/4

5th

2

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 150y

17:15 Wexford

Bells Life

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: E J O’Grady

led, clear 3rd, much reduced lead 6th, pushed along and faced challenge after 3 out, headed and weakened before 2 out

20/1

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

Laylas 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

Laylas 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

Laylas 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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6th

3

1st Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 54y

17:40 Galway

Pale Blue Dot

11st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

in touch with leaders early, jumped slightly left 4th, lost touch after 5th, no impression

50/1

5th

11

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 180y

15:05 Killarney

Pale Blue Dot

10st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Back to something like his best when third of nine behind Dartan 13 days ago but hard to see him reversing that form and he's not been the most consistent of late.

8/1

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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0

9

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

16:22 Market Rasen

Coconut Tudor

10st 6lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Derek Shaw

Failed to show much for John Mackie last season and the same again in two runs for this yard; now tongue tied.

20/1

7th

7

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:05 Market Rasen

Coconut Tudor

10st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

Ex-Irish maiden; didn't show a great deal for John Mackie last season (four runs) and was pulled up on recent stable debut.

33/1

0

5

28th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

13:58 Worcester

Coconut Tudor

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

Maiden; runner-up twice over hurdles in Ireland but hasn't produced a great deal in four British starts (for John Mackie), the latest in a chase; better required on stable debut if he's to figure.

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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4th

14

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Tipperary

Toon Town

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Poor last time but some decent runs in defeat earlier; chance if back to his best form after a break.

20/1

9th

16

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:37 Clonmel

Toon Town

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Not beaten far in two of his last three starts and entitled to come on for his latest outing at Thurles when beaten roughly 4l; could be involved if he builds on that.

8/1

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

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

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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

4

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 50y

15:05 Killarney

Galmar

11st 6lb

J: E Walsh

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Let down by jumping at Limerick last time but previous Tipperary third (over 3m) was a good effort; potential player if jumping better.

7/1

9th

8

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

19:05 Limerick

Galmar

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Not had many chances at staying trips and he finished third over 3m at Tipperary (good to yielding) three weeks ago; didn't look entirely straightforward in the closing stages but at least comes here in some form.

10/1

3rd

5

6th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Tipperary

Galmar

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

towards rear of midfield

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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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

Form:

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

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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

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Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten on all three starts; reportedly unsuited by heavy ground at Cork on latest.

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8th

20

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

16:52 Naas

Ocodango Boy

10st 13lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Peter McCreery

10-race maiden and shown very little in three runs for this yard.

40/1

11th

12

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:25 Clonmel

Ocodango Boy

10st 13lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Peter McCreery

Improved effort in cheekpieces behind Ishan and Killinure Lass at Punchestown; blinkers tried here and plenty more needed.

20/1

5th

20

30th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 20y

16:17 Punchestown

Ocodango Boy

10st 13lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Peter McCreery

Ran one of his better races upped to this trip at Punchestown two weeks ago; needs to build on that.

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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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

Dam won three races over hurdles and comes from a strong jumping family.

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0

9

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

15:10 Thurles

Camino Rock

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

Some decent efforts last season including a good third in a competitive 25-runner 2m4f handicap at the Punchestown festival; beaten favourite in two maiden outings at Kilbeggan in August; trip not a problem but will need a career-best to beat previous winners.

12/1

2nd

2

25th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Camino Rock

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

Some decent efforts last season including good third in competitive 2m4f handicap at Punchestown festival; not at that level on return from a short break in 2m3f maiden here 13 days ago when over 4l off today's rival Ginnets Girl in third, looking to find trip on the short side; hasn't convinced over this trip in the past but worth another try.

11/4

3rd

3

12th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:25 Kilbeggan

Camino Rock

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

Too bad to be true when tailed off at Roscommon in June but posted a career best when beaten roughly 1l at Punchestown in April and he's a big player if he returns to that level of form; ground versatile.

11/4

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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14

19th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:25 Tipperary

Winstons Corner

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

12/1

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: 17 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off on debut at Naas, again beaten huge distance at Clonmel.

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1st

6

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Uttoxeter

Carbon King

11st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

towards rear

25/1

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

Carbon King

12st 1lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Shot back to form when taking a novice handicap chase at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) in December on third start for this stable but he was pulled up on his outing prior to that and has suffered a similar fate the last twice; hard to know what to expect.

8/1

9

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 2

15:35 Exeter

Carbon King

10st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

Three wins over hurdles in Ireland last season (up to 2m5f) and he shot back to form when taking a six-runner novice handicap chase at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) in December on third start for this stable; however, not proven over this sort of trip and pulled up when out of his depth trying 3m in a Grade 2 novice chase on latest outing; needs a career best.

16/1

Form: 09

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

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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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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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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

John Cannon

POSTDATA:

Pinkerton

The Irish Sun:

Pinkerton

RP Ratings (IRE):

John Cannon

TOPSPEED:

John Cannon