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Molson Coors Rated Novice Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7189.08
  • 2m 0f 150y
  • 10 runners
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Molson Coors Rated Novice Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 13-1 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Didn't appear to achieve much in winning a Downpatrick bumper on debut but he followed that up with a solid third in a better contest at Ayr; best effort yet when running away with a 2m4f maiden on his hurdles bow at Musselburgh, shaping like a horse who will do well over staying trips in time; obvious chance.

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2

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Drumbear

11st 9lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

soon prominent, pressed leader after 2nd, lost second after 8th, mistake 9th

14/1

Form: 4-10 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Fourth in a point-to-point bumper on debut before being snapped up by these connections; opened his account first time up over hurdles at Thurles when running out an easy winner but comes here off the back of a disappointing effort in a novice handicap at Leopardstown.

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0

7

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 100y

14:40 Limerick

Clifton Warrior

11st 1lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, towards rear when fell 4 out

7/1

3rd

5

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:53 Gowran Park

Clifton Warrior

10st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, not fluent 1st, headway and in touch with leaders 3rd, went third 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, jumped right last, kept on, no match for first two

2/1

3rd

3

28th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 2f 54y

15:42 Galway

Clifton Warrior

11st 5lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, pressed leader halfway

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 11 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Course bumper winner last May; impressive winner of an Ayr maiden hurdle last month where the first two pulled a long way clear of the third; appears to have been found a good opportunity to remain unbeaten for this local trainer.

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2nd

11

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 2

13:50 Ayr

Ballycoose

10st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

First (2m4f) and second (2m; again heavy) in two course handicaps on his switch to fences before a disappointing run on good ground (2m4f) on his latest visit; appeared to stay 3m over hurdles and on goes the tongue-tie; today's race demands his best form yet.

16/1

4th

1

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:43 Ayr

Ballycoose

11st 11lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

made all, good jump 4 out, bad mistake and headed 3 out, soon lost position, eased approaching last

13/8

Form: 713424 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Gained an overdue success in an ordinary Galway maiden hurdle in September; dropping back in grade having been no match for Dysart Dynamo in the Grade 2 Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle but his win record of just 2-34 is not encouraging.

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11th

8

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Hammersmith

11st 11lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Terence O’Brien

Maiden winner on good ground but without success since over hurdles; heavy ground against him on last month's hurdles return, more expected of here on more suitable ground (yard among the winners this week).

12/1

6th

7

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Hammersmith

11st 2lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Terence O’Brien

Just 1-18 over hurdles; cracking Flat AW run after a break last time on debut for a new yard; needs to get back to his hurdles best.

16/1

4th

12

(12)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Hammersmith

9st 5lb

J: James Ryan

T: Terence O’Brien

Consistent performer under all codes for James Nash; best run here when fourth to Movie King in a 2m handicap in 2022; debuts here for Terence O'Brien after 19 months off and probably best watched.

12/1

Form: 217

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Appreciated the step up in trip when getting off the mark over 2m4f at Wexford on heavy ground back in October; well-held in a rated novice hurdle at Fairyhouse when last seen and could be vulnerable back over 2m.

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9

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Rodaniche

11st 8lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Struggled last season and same story on both outings this term, blinkers tried now; trainer appears to have stronger candidates

20/1

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10

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Navan

Rodaniche

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

never better than midfield, mistake 5th

33/1

8th

5

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 15y

14:45 Punchestown

Rodaniche

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Maiden hurdle winner on heavy but struggled in handicaps last season; absent since February and questions to answer on return.

12/1

Form: 31F676

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Readily landed an ordinary maiden hurdle at Sligo in August; somewhat exposed in better company since and that is likely to be a similar story here.

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4

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 160y

15:00 Cork

Faith Du Val

11st 2lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

More a summer type, she probably found ground a little testing when last seen; impressive at Sligo previously but a lot on her plate here off a break; rider 2-11 chasing.

12/1

3rd

3

9th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 1

13:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Faith Du Val

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Gavin Cromwell

Not the best of these over hurdles, but was already on top when left well clear on September's chasing debut at Sligo (2m1f, good to yielding); form of that hasn't worked out too well but she enjoyed sitting just off a strong pace there, and no surprise were this also run to suit; player.

7/2

1st

3

14th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 55y

14:00 Sligo

Faith Du Val

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent in chasing group early, pressed leader when slightly hampered 3 out, led going best from 2 out, 1 length ahead going okay when left clear last, pushed along briefly run-in, eased towards finish

9/1

Form: 6-1950

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won a Tipperary maiden hurdle last summer but held in novices and handicaps since; given the connections, market support would make him interesting, but he has it to do on recent form.

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Form: F49-67 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Just 1-17 but was coming to win at Navan last season when crashing out at the last; may be better-suited to a big-field handicap rather than a rated novice.

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6th

4

(15)

8th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

18:05 Down Royal

Pike County

9st 12lb

J: W J Lee

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Won on the Flat (1m5f) and over hurdles (2m) last year; lightly raced this year, beaten 7l over 1m3f at Roscommon on Monday and not sure to stay.

14/1

8th

2

(10)

4th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 3f 140y

18:15 Roscommon

Pike County

10st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: Mrs Denise Foster

midfield, lost position and towards rear over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near to challenge

20/1

11th

9

6th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

19:25 Tipperary

Pike County

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Mrs Denise Foster

towards rear

12/1

Form: 63-409

Last run: 227 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Decent horse for local connections but rated just 101 and no apparent chance here.

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3rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 80y

18:35 Down Royal

Sam Lorenzo

11st 9lb

J: Niall Moore

T: W J Bryson

keen to post, led, mistake 5th, not fluent 6th, joined when edged left after 3 out, pushed along and weakened before 2 out, no impression when brought down 2 out

14/1

4th

9

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 3f 55y

18:45 Downpatrick

Sam Lorenzo

11st 12lb

J: Mr N Gault

T: W J Bryson

40/1

9

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Down Royal

Sam Lorenzo

10st 4lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: W J Bryson

Faced a stiff task in a conditions race last time, this is more realistic but does not seem well handicapped on the evidence of early-season form at Downpatrick.

25/1

Form: 6P2F5F C

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Course winner over fences (rated 119 in that sphere) but likely best watched back over hurdles here.

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9

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

Stansfield

11st 5lb

J: Anna McGuinness

T: Paul Traynor

held up in rear, struggling before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

33/1

8th

7

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:30 Punchestown

Stansfield

10st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Paul Traynor

Sole chase win came in 2021; not too much of note this year since returning from point-to-points although fair run over hurdles in between; hard to fancy.

16/1

13th

4

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 180y

15:45 Punchestown

Stansfield

11st 8lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Paul Traynor

Has only won a novice chase in 27 starts under rules; no worse for cheekpieces when under 5l away at Down Royal and has each-way claims after that.

20/1

Form: F0-140 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Maiden winner on heavy ground at Tipperary last May; good effort after nearly six months off when fourth on handicap debut at Navan before running respectably when upped in trip at Leopardstown; player.

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9th

18

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

The Dasher Conway

10st 1lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

Probably too high in the ratings since a wide-margin Tramore win last summer; just denied in a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle (much lower mark) in October before well held in a competitive Cheltenham handicap chase; always at the back in a recent handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe.

33/1

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Betting Forcast

3/1 Drumbear, 6/1 Clifton Warrior, 5/2 Ballycoose, 12/1 Hammersmith, 5/1 Rodaniche, 33/1 Faith Du Val, 12/1 Summer Tide, 16/1 Pike County, 33/1 Sam Lorenzo, 25/1 Stansfield, 10/1 The Dasher Conway

Verdict

Course bumper winner BALLYCOOSE enhanced his reputation in winning his maiden hurdle at Ayr and appears to have been found a good opportunity to extend his unbeaten record. Drumbear looks more of a stayer and could make a bold bid from the front while Clifton Warrior has a chance if back to the sort of form he showed at Thurles. [Brian Sheerin]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ballycoose

RP Ratings (IRE):

Drumbear

TOPSPEED:

The Dasher Conway

The Irish Sun:

Ballycoose

POSTDATA:

Drumbear