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16:10 Down Royal

Yielding

Molson Coors INH Flat Race

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 0f 150y
  • 12 runners
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Molson Coors INH Flat Race

Runners: 13 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Closely related to to useful handicap hurdler Copy That; has shown little in points.

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12th

6

26th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

A Million Bucks

11st 6lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Thomas Gibney

midfield

16/1

13th

18

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:05 Fairyhouse

A Million Bucks

10st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

prominent in chasing group

12/1

3rd

1

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 90y

14:18 Galway

A Million Bucks

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Inconsistent sort; placed in a bumper at Down Royal early in the year; also ran well to take third behind the two market principals in a maiden hurdle over 2m4f at Navan on latest, this race looks stronger.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dam is a half-sister to Galway Plate winner Ballyholland, plenty of stamina in pedigree; in good hands, stable 15-94 in bumpers over past five seasons, but yet to have winner in this category this season (0-6).

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2nd

4

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Leopardstown

From The Ashes

11st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

midfield, in touch with leaders 10th, prominent before 2 out

8/1

7th

5

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 166y

16:10 Punchestown

From The Ashes

11st 10lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Won a handicap chase at Gowran last February and is now rated 122 in that sphere; his handicap hurdle form is relatively weak, but interesting that trainer persists despite modest form in his last three racses.

6/1

10th

8

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

From The Ashes

11st 6lb

J: Miss A L Fitzgibbon

T: C Byrnes

Won a handicap chase at Gowran in February and is now rated 122 in that sphere; well beaten in two hurdle starts lately but is surely capable of much better off this mark.

15/2

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to a winning hurdler in France; solid Flat pedigree; Jamie Codd on the stable's other runner Pats Choice.

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8th

9

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

General Maximus

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Brian M McMahon

Showed promise for Gordon Elliott but didn't really go on from that; not a bad effort here on debut for this yard but bolted to post at Sligo last time and ran no race; questions to answer.

28/1

0

12

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:35 Sligo

General Maximus

10st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Brian M McMahon

bolted to post, walked into the start, took keen hold, in rear

12/1

4th

9

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 5y

17:08 Ballinrobe

General Maximus

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brian M McMahon

Runner-up in a Navan maiden hurdle for Gordon Elliott 16 months ago; not seen since a poor effort in a Downpatrick maiden hurdle in October; hooded for his stable debut and difficult to know what to expect; likely to improve for this.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Newcomer form top stable has tongue-tie fitted for debut; first foal; dam a dual junior bumper/1m4f Flat winner, sister to winners including the talented Xenophon.

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4

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 165y

17:10 Downpatrick

Jackpot Lad

12st 0lb

J: Mr D G Lavery

T: Gerald Stephen Quinn

in rear

14/1

Form: 5-22UU

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Downpatrick bumper last May; also found one too good when odds-on for good-ground Newcastle bumper in November; has unseated rider on both starts over hurdles;

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4

1st May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Kingfisher Lane

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: S R B Crawford

didn't jump with fluency, raced wide, midfield, slow jump and dropped to rear 3rd, detached from 4th, slow jump 7th, soon pulled up

25/1

14

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:45 Ayr

Kingfisher Lane

10st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: S R B Crawford

Tailed off in Ireland the last twice and has plenty to prove, but Stuart Crawford's horses are often worth a second look at Ayr and Danny Mullins is booked; no surprise to see a much better run today.

16/1

12th

9

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 160y

14:15 Downpatrick

Kingfisher Lane

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

midfield, jumped slightly left and not fluent 6th

10/1

Form: 0-22

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Unlucky not to win a maiden point on debut before struggling in a Leopardstown bumper at 2020 Christmas festival; runner-up on both starts last year, at Downpatrick in May and at Limerick last month, well supported on both occasions.

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3rd

14

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:07 Naas

Musta Lovea Lovea

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

A 16-race maiden but definite signs of progression this season, putting in a career-best effort when a solid third to good novices Slade Steel and King Of Kingsfield over 2m here in November; clear of the remainder when second to favourite Glen Kiln over C&D last month.

5/1

2nd

5

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 21y

14:30 Naas

Musta Lovea Lovea

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

15-race maiden but definite signs of progression this season, putting in a career-best effort when a good third to good novices Slade Steel and King Of Kingsfield over 2m here in November; new headgear tried and won't have to improve any to have a big chance if the step up in trip suits.

7/2

3rd

16

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:15 Naas

Musta Lovea Lovea

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Oliver McKiernan

prominent, soon went second, outpaced and lost second approaching last, kept on towards finish

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Scorpion gelding was last of four finishers in a Loughanmore maiden in October; trainer also runs Kingfisher Lane who has placed form to his credit; tongue-tie on now

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1st

7

18th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

16:07 Perth

Our Ted

10st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: S R B Crawford

prominent, ridden home turn, stayed on but held from 2 out

9/2

8

27th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 160y

19:10 Limerick

Our Ted

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Made a few errors in a four-runner novice at Perth on debut when third beaten 13l but enough promise in that effort to suggest he can go well again here and should improve for that run.

8/1

3rd

3

12th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

14:45 Perth

Our Ted

10st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Showed something when fourth in 2m6f Navan maiden hurdle in March but beaten out of sight all other starts under rules; cheekpieces now applied on chasing debut; hard to fancy.

33/1

Form: 4-4 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Cost 170,000euros as a 3yo; well held when fourth on debut at Fairyhouse last April; again failed to live up to expectations when fourth here at the Christmas fixture.

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6th

17

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Pats Choice

10st 1lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Has enjoyed a good season in handicaps at around this trip, winning at Wexford, Galway and Naas; has found things too demanding since Naas success in January, but now back on a mark that gives him a fair chance.

16/1

5th

3

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 150y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Pats Choice

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield but in touch with leaders, weakened before 3 out

10/1

5th

4

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

Pats Choice

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Gained third win over fences at Naas in January; struggled with his jumping a little behind Mister Policeman latest and possibly on a stiff enough mark for now.

9/1

Form: 6-

Last run: 387 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Minor promise in a Fairyhouse bumper just over a year ago; should be more mature now, but probably best watched for the moment.

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5

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Patsys Honour

11st 10lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Down Royal bumper winner last season (later disqualified for banned substance) whose initial three maiden hurdle runs revealed little; much more encouraging return from 11 months absence at Navan on Saturday when never dangerous fourth over 2m6f; potential improver now upped in trip for handicap debut.

12/1

4th

7

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 100y

15:45 Navan

Patsys Honour

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Lost a Down Royal bumper win last season after a positive test; hurdles rating of 105 is respectable though not yet out to the test in a handicap and is possibly flattering.

8/1

Form: 6/3-7

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ran twice in 2020; stepped up from a bumper run at Thurles when third in an 18-runner maiden hurdle at Punchestown; off for 16 months until recent reappearance at Fairyhouse; should do better with that run under his belt.

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0

1

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Plains Indian

11st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Andrew Slattery

Three hurdle wins, including in Listed novice company last year; has been running mostly on the Flat and over fences this year; is unproven over this trip but handles this ground.

16/1

5th

7

(16)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:07 Curragh

Plains Indian

9st 9lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

towards rear of midfield, headway but still plenty to do over 1f out, ran on well final 110yds, not reach leaders, nearest finish

7/1

Form: 2

Last run: 88 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Outsider of five when 8l second to a Gordon Elliott-trained odds-on chance at this venue on debut in October; more depth to this race.

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6th

9

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

Rhodia

10st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Maiden who has been vulnerable in handicaps so far but he hasn't been far away in two starts since wind surgery and the return to this intermediate trip could suit; does need an extra push, though.

11/1

5th

16

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Rhodia

10st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Still a maiden but may show improvement for this drop back to 2m, off a reduced mark, on second run since wind surgery and with Gavin Sheehan up for first time; not dismissed.

16/1

Form: 7

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to the talented Blaklion; trainer's second-string when never in contention on debut in Leopardstown bumper won easily by smart-looking stablemate Facile Vega; showed definite promise in making late headway; form of the race boosted by runner-up at Navan last Saturday.

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13

10th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 5f 0y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Tenzing

10st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Has only won a 3m maiden hurdle in the mud; beaten four times over fences and, while the opposition has been respectable each time, he never posed much of a threat when raised in distance to the 3m6f of the National Hunt Chase; only a 6yo and this might be a year too early for him.

14/1

4th

9

14th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 5f 201y

Class 1

17:30 Cheltenham

Tenzing

11st 7lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: W P Mullins

3m win in the mud only hurdles run; placed against notable rivals this term in three beginners chases and stayed on well over 3m on last two occasions but 10l adrift of today's rival Mahler Mission latest (soft to heavy); very lightly raced, the best still to come from him, but he needs a jolt of improvement.

16/1

2nd

8

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

14:52 Navan

Tenzing

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

prominent and disputing second early, lost position but in touch with leaders after 4th, pressed leaders before 10th, went third from 4 out, soon pushed along, ridden when went second but no chance with winner 2 out, kept on

3/1

Form: 53

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Not a bad effort in a maiden hurdle on debut; remote third behind two smart-looking mares in a Punchestown bumper.

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2nd

20

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Amazing Amy

11st 4lb

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

prominent, bumped 6th, outpaced home turn, left in third when hampered by faller 2 out, kept on and went second but no chance with winner run-in

6th

12

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:40 Galway

Amazing Amy

11st 5lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Maiden after 12 hurdle runs but solid in second last twice, at Killarney and Ballinrobe; has a 4lb rise to deal with but enters calculations.

6/1

2nd

16

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 14y

17:35 Ballinrobe

Amazing Amy

10st 13lb

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

in touch with leaders, headway after 2 out, chased clear leader last, kept on and went clear with winner run-in, no match for winner

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Betting Forcast

33/1 A Million Bucks, 12/1 From The Ashes, 16/1 General Maximus, 10/1 Jackpot Lad, 8/1 Kingfisher Lane, 7/1 Musta Lovea Lovea, 25/1 Our Ted, 7/2 Pats Choice, 20/1 Patsys Honour, 12/1 Plains Indian, 14/1 Rhodia, 7/4 Tenzing, 10/1 Amazing Amy

Verdict

This represents a sharp drop in class for TENZING who picked up valuable experience in a strong bumper at Leopardstown a month ago. Pats Choice, a beaten favourite here on the same afternoon, is likely to be capable of better. Musta Lovea Lovea and Kingfisher Lane may reach the money. [Alan Sweetman]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Tenzing

RP Ratings (IRE):

Rhodia

POSTDATA:

Musta Lovea Lovea

The Irish Sun:

Tenzing