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Festival Hospitality (C & G) Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5949.58
  • 2m 4f 70y
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 5m 25s
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Festival Hospitality (C & G) Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

8/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.20
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 12 D BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

£570,000 purchase after point win; easy winner from modest opposition in a bumper at Tipperary last May; good market support on hurdling debut in a novice event at Clonmel, but proved no match for his much more experienced stablemate Cash Back, a 156-rated chaser who gave him 9b and an 6l beating; hooded now, should make amends in this company.

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Verdict Starting price

1

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Classic Getaway

12st 0lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Lightly raced 8yo who won a Listed chase at Thurles (2m6f, yielding) in November before Grade 3 second at Tramore (2m7f, heavy); made mistakes when pulled up in Leopardstown handicap in February and 3m2f stretched him last time, but he has a lofty mark to defy even if bouncing back.

16/1

3rd

3

17th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 50y

15:27 Down Royal

Classic Getaway

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

pressed leaders, led after 4th, pressed leader when headed 10th, pressed winner before 2 out, 4 lengths down last, weakened run-in

6/4

2

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Classic Getaway

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

prominent early, bad mistake and lost ground quickly 4th, midfield when not fluent 7th, soon eased and pulled up

10/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 8427

Last run: 57 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second at this venue on his penultimate start suggests there is a race to be won with him; trainer appears to have a stronger contender here in Prevaricate.

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2nd

10

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:30 Kilbeggan

The Waltzer

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

2/1

5th

6

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

14:30 Limerick

The Waltzer

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Did well when relegating shorter-priced stablemate Prevaricate to fourth when chasing home a Willie Mullins-trained odds-on chance at Punchestown in January; good second to Ramillies at the same venue last month; respected.

7/2

10

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 138y

16:15 Thurles

The Waltzer

11st 4lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Gordon Elliott

Did well when relegating shorter-priced stablemate Prevaricate to fourth when chasing home a Willie Mullins-trained odds-on chance here last month; already held when making a mistake at the last; would seem an unlikely runner after finishing second to Ramillies at Punchestown on Wednesday.

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 6-363

Last run: 36 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran well over extended 2m3f at this venue on seasonal debut; very encouraging effort when third in 21-runner maiden over 2m at Leopardstown; return to longer trip should suit; first time with a hood; should go close.

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5th

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Cork

Whatsavailable

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

midfield

12/1

3rd

7

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Whatsavailable

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

Dual winner ran his best race for some time when responding positively to first-time cheekpieces to be 2nd to Castle Field Boy over C&D last time; is 6lb better off with the winner today, so should give him more of a race.

13/2

2nd

2

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 37y

15:10 Clonmel

Whatsavailable

11st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

raced wide, held up in rear, headway and prominent 9th, disputed lead 4 out, led narrowly before 2 out, joined and went clear with winner 2 out, headed last, no match for winner

100/30

Form: 25-242

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point winner; second in two of his three starts over hurdles; 2m Naas run in November better than recent Fairyhouse effort over 2m4f; should not be far away all the same.

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4th

3

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:15 Ludlow

Prevaricate

11st 12lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Maiden hurdle winner (2m, yielding) in Ireland for Gordon Elliott last season but was pulled up on his chase/stable debut in January and has finished in rear in both subsequent runs (2m4f); still early days over fences but he needs to raise his game on this step up to 3m.

10/1

5th

5

1st Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Uttoxeter

Prevaricate

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Maiden hurdle winner (2m, yielding) in Ireland for Gordon Elliott last season; pulled up on stable/chase/handicap debut in January but ran well for a long way at Sandown (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago and there's a decent chance he can take another step forward here.

10/1

8th

7

11th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

16:45 Sandown

Prevaricate

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Soft-ground point winner who won a 2m maiden hurdle at Leopardstown last March for Gordon Elliott; beaten soon after halfway on chase/stable debut at Wetherby (11-2) six weeks ago, returning with an irregular heartbeat; has questions to answer after that, but it's too soon to be writing him off.

10/1

Form: 786R

Last run: 9 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Five-time Flat winner, latecomer to hurdling; nothing to suggest he can win a maiden; refused to start in a handicap at Navan nine days ago.

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16th

8

(10)

29th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 5f 0y

15:25 Navan

Machine Learner

9st 11lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

Formerly very useful stayer in Britain; caught the eye at Roscommon on first run for Johnny Levins last year but didn't really build on that; has been hurdling over the winter and fair fourth in that discipline at Wexford last time; getting a bit cantankerous with his advancing years and refused to jump off over hurdles three starts back.

12/1

4th

4

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Wexford

Machine Learner

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: J F Levins

Career best when beaten 21l in Sir Gerhard's maiden hurdle over Christmas but refused next time and tailed off at Punchestown last month; risky on that basis but return to 2m should suit.

12/1

1

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:55 Navan

Machine Learner

12st 0lb

J: Alan King

T: J F Levins

Useful performer on the Flat at his peak in 2018; bit of promise when sixth in Sir Gerhard's maiden hurdle but blotted his copybook when refusing to race here last month and jumped poorly when tailed off at Punchestown since; risky.

8/1

Form: 6

Last run: 8 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Failed to complete in four points; out of his depth in a novice hurdle at Thurles; no appeal despite big drop in class.

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4th

5

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Jakie Mac

11st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Damian Murphy

held up in rear, raced wide home turn, headway last, soon went fourth, never dangerous

5/1

4th

9

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:20 Wexford

Jakie Mac

11st 10lb

J: Daniel King

T: Damian Murphy

Ran well back up in trip when last seen in a 2m6f handicap hurdle at Limerick in May; could go well.

14/1

5th

2

26th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Jakie Mac

11st 11lb

J: Daniel King

T: Damian Murphy

Easily best run when second in 2m4f Listowel handicap last September, two recent efforts were over an inadequate 2m; big jump in trip here and could step up on recent form.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Home-bred newcomer; unraced dam has a decent pedigree; likely to need experience.

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15th

12

20th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 201y

15:06 Naas

Johnny Clarke

11st 11lb

J: Mr D M Fitzgerald

T: W J Burke

midfield

10/1

7th

6

8th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:35 Clonmel

Johnny Clarke

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: W J Burke

took keen hold, prominent

11/2

4th

17

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 114y

15:30 Clonmel

Johnny Clarke

11st 6lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: W J Burke

First reserve; little sign of ability in four maiden hurdles, can only be watched on handicap debut unless market suggests otherwise.

Form: 50

Last run: 9 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

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

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6

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Leis Fein

11st 9lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: V T O’Brien

midfield

16/1

9th

4

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 140y

16:40 Thurles

Leis Fein

11st 12lb

J: G B Noonan

T: V T O’Brien

Tailed off on recent comeback run here (3m); hard to fancy.

12/1

4th

3

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 132y

15:53 Thurles

Leis Fein

11st 4lb

J: G B Noonan

T: V T O’Brien

Remote Ballinrobe fourth last May a step in the right direction but will be of more interest in handicaps.

50/1

Form: 520

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second in a bumper in Britain last summer; tailed off on his Irish debut at Leopardstown; lacks hurdling experience.

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19

23rd Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Bellewstown

Percy Pi

11st 6lb

J: Daniel King

T: Brendan W Duke

Third reserve; second in a UK bumper last year; was poor over hurdles until showing a bit more promise last time, beaten 7.25l; more needed but not dismissed.

10th

14

8th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 143y

18:55 Ballinrobe

Percy Pi

10st 7lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Brendan W Duke

pressed leader, led 1st, pushed along and headed approaching last, not fluent last, weakened run-in

33/1

100/1

Form: 00

Last run: 86 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won twice over 2m on AW in Britain in 2019 when trained by Sir Michael Stoute; has struggled in two runs over hurdles.

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11th

12

(7)

4th Mar 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Jeweller

11st 2lb

J: Miss J M Cook

T: Paul Power

Won twice over 2m on AW in Britain in 2019 when trained by Sir Michael Stoute; has struggled in three runs over hurdles since a fair fifth of 17 in a lady riders' handicap at the Curragh last October.

20/1

10th

5

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 70y

14:50 Punchestown

Jeweller

12st 0lb

J: Miss J M Cook

T: Paul Power

Won twice over 2m on AW in Britain in 2019 when trained by Sir Michael Stoute; has struggled in two runs over hurdles.

100/1

21th

7

6th Nov 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:15 Naas

Jeweller

12st 0lb

J: Miss J M Cook

T: Paul Power

Stayed 2m well when winning twice on AW at Chelmsford in 2019 for Sir Michael Stoute; two Flat runs for this stable; in rear at Bellewstown before long-priced Curragh fifth in a 1m4f handicap; 20-1, towards the rear on hurdling debut at Wexford,

50/1

Form: 4351/3

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

French APQS winner in late-2019; was entitled to need the race at Tramore a month ago; should improve, but plenty to find having been beaten 15l in a contest win which he was third of only four finishers.

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1

4th Nov 2022

Good

2m 5f 137y

Class 3

12:40 Exeter

Geni De La Cour

11st 6lb

J: Mr Gearoid Harney

T: Syd Hosie

Added to his French bumper win when landing a Clonmel maiden hurdle (2m2f, heavy; RPR 126) for Emmet Mullins in March; looks interesting on that form but he's had two different trainers since and was pulled up when switched to fences at Newton Abbot on his return in September; tongue-tie is now added back in this sphere and he has some questions to answer.

16/1

2

16th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

14:45 Newton Abbot

Geni De La Cour

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Syd Hosie

novicey jumping, prominent, raced awkwardly early, hit 3rd, became detached 6th, soon pulled up

13/2

2

4th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

15:00 Newton Abbot

Geni De La Cour

11st 8lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

French bumper winner who also won a Clonmel maiden hurdle in March (2m2f, heavy) for Emmet Mullins, after which he changed hands for £8,000; debatable what he achieved here 18 days ago (on good ground) behind the very smart Knappers Hill but he ran okay.

3/1

Form:

Last run: 9 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No show in a Dromahane maiden point, 100-1 when in rear in a recent bumper at Navan; tongue-tie tried now.

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4

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 70y

14:50 Punchestown

Jet Street

12st 0lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: David M O’Brien

No show in a Dromahane maiden point, 100-1 when in rear in a recent bumper at Navan; tongue-tie tried now.

100/1

14th

6

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Navan

Jet Street

12st 2lb

J: Mr T Hamilton

T: David M O’Brien

Well beaten in a Dromahane point last month; up against it here.

100/1

Form: -28178 D

Last run: 1 day

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Listowel bumper winner last September; 50-1 when down the field at Naas on Sunday on second hurdles run.

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6

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 201y

Class 1

17:30 Cheltenham

Salvador Ziggy

11st 7lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, pecked on landing 10th, not fluent 11th, not fluent 18th, dropped to last 4 out

11/2

Form: 3808

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third of nine on his debut in a bumper at Navan; has failed to make progress since then; well held by Prevaricate on recent Fairyhouse running.

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21th

22

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

Watch The Weather

10st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: R P Cody

Left his previous form behind when bolting up at Tipperary last summer but struggled on softer ground twice since; conditions need to help spark a revival here.

33/1

6th

1

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 2

16:15 Chepstow

Watch The Weather

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: R P Cody

Bolted up at Tipperary (2m4f), and off a 14lb higher mark ran perfectly well in a Listed handicap at the Galway Festival (2m6f, soft); still quite lightly raced and has travelled over from County Kilkenny.

25/1

12th

2

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Curragh

Watch The Weather

12st 9lb

J: Gillian Cody

T: R P Cody

Been in good form over hurdles, bolting up at Tipperary and fourth over 2m6f at Galway.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta €113.00
Straight Forecast €97.60
Trifecta €328.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Classic Getaway

TOPSPEED:

Whatsavailable

RP Ratings (IRE):

Classic Getaway

POSTDATA:

Classic Getaway

The Irish Sun:

Classic Getaway