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Racing TV “12 Euros Per Month This Weekend Only” Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £61974.79
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 4m 2s
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Racing TV “12 Euros Per Month This Weekend Only” Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.80
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Progressive in four-race Flat campaign in France last year, winning twice and signing off with a Listed success over 1m4f on soft; strongly fancied on Irish/hurdling debut at Punchestown, but did not get the best of runs and could not match Pied Piper who has given the form a major boost with a powerful display at Cheltenham; tongue-tie on now.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(6)

7th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 202y

16:35 Naas

Vauban

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: W P Mullins

prominent on outer, led going easily over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well

10/11

1st

7

(7)

20th Jun 2023

Good

1m 6f 34y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Vauban

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: W P Mullins

Won French Listed race (1m4f, soft) in 2021 on final Flat start and has since become a high-class hurdler for this yard, winning the Triumph Hurdle in March 2022 and finishing second in the Punchestown Champion Hurdle (2m, yielding) this April; could be well treated now back on the Flat and top Irish trainer has enjoyed plenty of success at this meeting; unraced on fast ground.

13/8

5/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 111 CD

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Runner-up over 1m6f in France last June on only Flat start; impressive on hurdling debut at Down Royal in October, scoring by 16l from subsequent Aintree winner Sea Sessions; odds-on winner from Ben Siegel's stablemate Lunar Power in Grade 3 Fairyhouse and in Grade 2 event here at Christmas; stable won this last year and again has a powerful juvenile squad.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

17:25 Punchestown

Fil Dor

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Beaten 20l when seventh in the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham and a remote third at Fairyhouse on latest (16l behind runner-up Appreciate It); solid runs when chasing home Mullins-trained stars Dinoblue at Naas and El Fabiolo at Cork over 2m earlier in the season.

20/1

3rd

6

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 160y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Fil Dor

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in rear, headway 3 out, went third but no extra from 2 out, no match for first two

9/2

7th

6

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Fil Dor

11st 10lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gordon Elliott

Versatile ground-wise; creditable second behind highly notable rivals at Naas (Grade 3) and Cork (Grade 2) since returned to chasing; filled same position in the Triumph Hurdle here two years ago; campaigned mostly at about 2m but pedigree suggests this return to 2m4f is well worth exploring and, being the youngest horse in the field, he has the potential to rate higher still; interesting contender.

16/1

50/1

  • Place: £6.10

Form: 5-2

Last run: 261 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on the second of two 1m4f starts in France last spring; interesting prospect, but stable has stronger candidates for this.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 75y

17:25 Punchestown

Il Etait Temps

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

3-5 over fences; won the Arkle at Leopardstown, beating the excellent Found A Fifty; did well to finish third in the Arkle at Cheltenham having jumped indifferently (including a bad mistake four out); stepped up to 2m4f at Aintree and saw it out well, trouncing the two principals from the Turners Novices' Chase at Cheltenham.

100/30

1st

5

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Il Etait Temps

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Seems versatile ground-wise; Grade 1 winner at about 2m over hurdles and fences, latterly in this season's Irish Arkle at Leopardstown; did well to finish third in the Arkle at Cheltenham (2m) most recently, having made some errors, and he shaped as if this return to a longer distance is well worth exploring; smart 6yo who has clear possibilities, particularly granted a better round of jumping.

3/1

3rd

5

12th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Il Etait Temps

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump well, in touch with leaders, mistake and dropped to rear 7th, bad mistake and stumbled 4 out

6/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

77-rated Flat performer who raced exclusively on AW for Sir Mark Prescott (two wins from nine starts); picked up for 42,000gns in October; made competent start over hurdles when winning a maiden at Punchestown last month; should continue to pay his way, but hardly in the same league as stablemate Fil Dor.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

6

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

The Tide Turns

10st 10lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Not a bad juvenile two seasons ago but lost his way towards the end of 2022 and not seen for over a year; best watched.

33/1

8

5th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

The Tide Turns

11st 0lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Useful juvenile last season, including a third at Grade 2 level; handicap form looks too bad to be true; needs to show a revival before being treated as a betting proposition.

20/1

Form: 11 CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won AQPS event over 1m4f in France last August; had plenty to spare when winning a maiden here at Christmas; should be capable of holding his own in this grade.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

1

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

17:10 Uttoxeter

Icare Allen

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

held up in rear

33/1

3

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Icare Allen

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Well treated on best form for Willie Mullins but has been pulled up in handicaps at the big Cheltenham (7-1) and Aintree (50-1) meetings on his last two starts (stable debut latest); could click at some point but on balance he's best opposed.

28/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1 D

Last run: 74 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Consistent and progressive on the Flat after reappearance last July, notching two wins and three places, and proving his effectiveness over 1m4f; made an excellent start over hurdles with an emphatic win in a 20-runner maiden at Punchestown in November; stable has a fine record in this age-group, but last success in this race was in 2004.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

2

12th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 131y

13:05 Naas

Ben Siegel

11st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

78-rated Flat performer made a smart transition to hurdling when scoring at Punchestown two starts ago but failed to build on that as hoped when 22l-sixth in Leopardstown Grade 1 won by Vauban last week; has more ability than that suggests but must step up.

11/2

6th

1

5th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Leopardstown

Ben Siegel

11st 2lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Consistent and progressive on the Flat after reappearance last July, notching two wins and three places, and proving his effectiveness over 1m4f; made an excellent start over hurdles with an emphatic win in a 20-runner maiden at Punchestown in November; stable has a fine record in this age-group, but last success in this race was in 2004.

12/1

1st

1

23rd Nov 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:00 Punchestown

Ben Siegel

11st 2lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Noel Meade

Consistent and progressive on the Flat since July, notching two wins and three places; stays 1m4f and appeals as a type who could make a useful juvenile hurdler for a stable with a long and proud history in this age-group.

9/2

Form: 1451 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Produced best effort so far when reversing previous Aintree form with fellow Irish challengers Sea Sessions and White Pepper at Doncaster eight days ago; beaten around 15l in fifth behind Fil Dor here at Christmas, leaving her with plenty to find; stable won this event in 2019 and 2020.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

9

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 0y

13:55 Thurles

Six Feet Apart

11st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

disputed lead, prominent from 1st

14/1

6th

6

22nd Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 78y

13:10 Thurles

Six Feet Apart

10st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders early, mistake 5th, pushed along when jumped slightly left and weakened 4 out, made no impression

25/1

5th

14

8th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Clonmel

Six Feet Apart

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Decent hurdler is rated 116 in that sphere, winning twice last season, including a Listed event at Doncaster; was second in a Flat maiden here in September before a respectable chasing debut behind a quality sort at Navan; handles soft ground and should go close.

100/30

Form: 1

Last run: 175 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ground was soft when she won on debut at Dieppe in August; another potentially interesting recruit for the champion trainer, but not likely to overtake Vauban and Icare Allen in the stable's pecking order at this stage.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

18

27th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

17:40 Galway

Vadaly

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

held up in midfield on outer, ridden after 2 out, made no impression

12/1

3rd

7

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

19:20 Tipperary

Vadaly

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

held up in midfield, headway 3 out, pressed leaders when mistake 2 out, soon ridden, switched left and went third before last, no extra run-in, no match for first two

16/1

8th

13

16th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 50y

18:30 Killarney

Vadaly

10st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: W P Mullins

Form: 4524

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Useful maiden; has been highly tried and ran at least as well as could have been expected when fourth at 100-1 in race won by Fil Dor here at Christmas; roughly 2l in front of subsequent winner Six Feet Apart then.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10

(11)

3rd May 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

17:50 Gowran Park

Scenic Look

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Adrian Murray

Fit from hurdling; stays well on the Flat but out of her depth in a race of this standard with an official rating of 76.

66/1

4th

1

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 50y

16:35 Kilbeggan

Scenic Look

12st 2lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Adrian Murray

midfield

9/2

13

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Scenic Look

11st 0lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Adrian Murray

2m Flat winner finished off well in 2m mares' event at Limerick last time; probably would prefer a bit further but if they go hard it will help.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €59.00
Straight Forecast €54.40
Tricast €717.00
Trifecta €732.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Fil Dor

POSTDATA:

Vauban

TOPSPEED:

The Tide Turns

RP Ratings (IRE):

Fil Dor

The Irish Sun:

Vauban