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Connolly’s RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Novice Hurdle (IRE Incentive Race)

  • Prize money: £9915.97
  • 2m 3f 0y
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 5m 19s
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Connolly’s RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Novice Hurdle (IRE Incentive Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/7 (Won)

  • Win: £1.20
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 1-1

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Impressive point winner at Ballindenisk in November 2020; followed same route as stablemate Bob Olinger when running in a Gowran bumper last March, making almost all to win as he liked; produced in good shape to win a maiden hurdle at Leopardstown after Christmas, form franked by Minella Crooner in a Grade 1 and by Kilcruit in a maiden; strong chance.

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

1st

2

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 160y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Journey With Me

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

soon prominent behind clear leader, not fluent 5th, went second and pressed leader 5 out, joined leaders before 3 out, led and ridden after 2 out, stayed on, pushed out

5/1

3rd

2

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:23 Navan

Journey With Me

11st 6lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced wide, took keen hold, towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway and went third when not fluent 2 out, kept on but no chance with winner after last

2/1

5

25th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 60y

18:35 Punchestown

Journey With Me

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, led narrowly after 2nd, headed after 6th, bad mistake 9th, not fluent and lost second 10th, prominent when fell 12th

7/2

7/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 12-142

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Very useful form in bumpers last season, featuring wide-margin Punchestown win and second in Grade 2 event at the same venue; started well over hurdles with maiden win at Galway; disappointing fourth at Punchestown before restored to form when second at Limerick, stable has won this twice in recent seasons.

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

0

7

3rd Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 54y

14:45 Galway

Choice Of Words

10st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

in rear, bad mistake and jockey lost irons briefly 2nd, recovered after 3rd, detached when not fluent 6th, jumped slightly right when not fluent 5 out, pulled up before 3 out

25/1

1st

1

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Choice Of Words

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

raced in second, not fluent 4th, not fluent and lost second 6th, pushed along and led after 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in

13/8

Form: 11

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Looked useful when beating experienced rivals first time out in a bumper at Down Royal; race-fitness possibly a factor when he beat the more experienced John Cannon on his hurdling debut at Thurles last month; open to improvement and should be suited by this longer trip.

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

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

Form: 12-1

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Caused an upset when bolting up at 25-1 in a Fairyhouse bumper on debut; showed that was no fluke when chasing home Kilcruit in a Punchestown Grade 1 bumper; should be ready to take on more testing opposition and a longer trip following a smooth maiden hurdle success over 2m1f at Down Royal.

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

4

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 2f 0y

16:55 Killarney

OToole

11st 1lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Progressive hurdler; lightly-raced chaser; won on debut in handicap chase at Newcastle before finishing runner-up to City Chief in Grade 2 at Wetherby in February; one of the least exposed candidates and will have no issues with the trip; mark doesn't look to burdensome; big shout although quick ground would be an unknown.

9/2

2nd

3

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 1

14:40 Wetherby

OToole

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: S R B Crawford

raced in last, disputing third 7th, mistake 13th, ridden and went second when not fluent 4 out, no impression when mistake last

4/1

1st

2

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

13:23 Newcastle

OToole

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

raced wide, led, headed but prominent after 2nd, pressed leader before 7th

4/1

Form: P-

Last run: 325 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Pulled-up at Tipperary last March when apparently well fancied for a bumper; has joined Louise Lyons from Sam Curling and is thrown in at the deep-end now.

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

16th

15

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:05 Cheltenham

En Avant

10st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

0-10 in Ireland; tongue tied in Britain, readily winning a maiden at Worcester (2m, soft) on stable debut and following up at 2-15 in a novice at Fontwell (2m5f); needs to bounce back from a poor show under 7lb claimer at Worcester seven weeks ago.

40/1

8th

11

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Worcester

En Avant

10st 13lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Ex-Irish 7yo who readily made all here (2m, soft; first-time tongue-tie) on stable debut in July and did not need to improve again to follow up in modest 2m5f novice at Fontwell this month; could still have more to offer for this stable and promising 7lb claimer Dylan Johnston is booked.

8/1

Form: 40-63

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran well on the first of two bumper starts; has confirmed winning potential with a third placing in a maiden hurdle at Limerick; very demanding assignment against previous winners.

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

2nd

7

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 100y

18:40 Kilbeggan

Huntingtown

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: E J O’Grady

led

11/2

3rd

6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 118y

15:05 Thurles

Huntingtown

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: E J O’Grady

prominent, went second after 4 out, made challenge before 2 out, ridden and outpaced approaching last, kept on and went third run-in

16/1

8

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:55 Limerick

Huntingtown

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: E J O’Grady

prominent early, soon dropped to midfield, pushed along and weakened 3 out (usual 4 out), pulled up 2 out

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to a point winner; unraced dam has a Flat pedigree; faces very stiff task against some smart older horses on debut.

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

1st

8

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:52 Naas

Quornofamonday

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J P Dempsey

raced in second 2nd

8/1

9th

4

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Quornofamonday

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J P Dempsey

Up 7lb in total for solid placed efforts in last three handicaps (2m/2m4f), favourite each time; goes well through his races, slight stamina query stepping back up to this trip but should be thereabouts.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 323-1

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in all three bumpers last season; far too strong for his rivals in a maiden hurdle over a near 3m trip on his hurdling debut at Fairyhouse nine weeks ago; capable staying type but may be vulnerable over this trip in a race of this decent standard.

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

7th

6

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 7f 40y

12:15 Punchestown

Hi Ho Phoenix

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump well, led narrowly or disputed lead early, dropped to rear after 3rd, raced in last when bad mistake 5th

7/1

3

12th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:40 Naas

Hi Ho Phoenix

11st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: W P Mullins

Placed in all three bumpers last season; far too strong for his rivals in a maiden hurdle over a near 3m trip on his hurdling debut at Fairyhouse nine weeks ago; capable staying type but may be vulnerable over this trip in a race of this decent standard.

6/1

1st

8

11th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 110y

14:12 Fairyhouse

Hi Ho Phoenix

11st 6lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Placed in all three bumpers last season and could easily make into a much better hurdler for top yard; from a family of stayers.

5/2

Form: 4-1422

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Decent level of form in bumpers, winning at Clonmel last September, after a year-long absence; beaten 20l in fourth behind today's rival Choice Of Words on hurdling debut, much better in two more recent maiden outings but others have stronger credentials.

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

1

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:35 Catterick

Sams Choice

12st 2lb

J: William Maggs

T: Rebecca Menzies

in touch with leaders, outpaced before 2 out, 9 lengths fourth when fell last

4/1

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Payout
Exacta €37.00
Straight Forecast €42.60
Trifecta €122.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Journey With Me

TOPSPEED:

Choice Of Words

RP Ratings (IRE):

Journey With Me

POSTDATA:

Journey With Me

The Irish Sun:

Journey With Me