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16:15 Thurles

Soft

I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6445.38
  • 2m 7f 138y
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 6m 30s
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I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.20
  • Place: £1.30

Form: -65332

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Shaped encouragingly when third on handicap hurdle debut at Fairyhouse last month; possibly on the upgrade to judge from second over C&D two weeks ago; place chance again.

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7th

5

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 59y

12:44 Thurles

Rajsalad

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

prominent on outer, not fluent 5 out, soon lost position and ridden, weakening when not fluent 3 out

25/1

6th

8

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

19:15 Wexford

Rajsalad

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

didn't jump with fluency, always towards rear, tailed off

11/4

5

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Rajsalad

11st 10lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Rewarded for overall consistency with Thurles maiden win over a trip just short of 3m; didn't settle in a slowly-run novice at Wexford latest when well below best; likely truer pace her should suit and no surprise if he bounced back; also due to run at Fairyhouse on Saturday.

12/1

20/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 300270

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Promising second in a handicap at Clonmel over an extended 2m3f three starts ago; unplaced at this venue and at Limerick on last two starts; others have better credentials in a maiden like this.

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2

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:10 Tramore

Gali Flight

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

30-race maiden and then of those defeats have been over fences; didn't run badly last time in a handicap but wouldn't be the obvious answer to this.

8/1

7th

4

2nd Nov 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 66y

13:30 Thurles

Gali Flight

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

prominent, went second and raced wide 8th, led when good jump 3 out, headed and weakened before last

14/1

0

6

7th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 107y

15:05 Fairyhouse

Gali Flight

11st 2lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Philip Fenton

Long-standing maiden has been placed in three beginners' chases; wouldn't have been far away in Kilbeggan handicap in April when exiting at the last but well held in two subsequent handicaps including the race won by C'est Quelqu'un at Downpatrick last month.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Interesting prospect for top stable on the basis of his defeat of a Donnchadh Doyle-trained favourite on debut in a maiden at Quakerstown in November; tongue-tie fitted now.

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11th

14

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

The Folkes Tiara

10st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Gained a first chase success when seeing off nine rivals in a 2m1f handicap at the Leopardstown Christmas meeting; well beaten at the Dublin Racing Festival; never in the hunt after a bad mistake at the third in the Grand Annual.

14/1

14

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

The Folkes Tiara

10st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry De Bromhead

Gained a first chase success when seeing off nine rivals in a 2m1f handicap at the Leopardstown Christmas meeting, but he was well behind some of today's rivals in a handicap over that same C&D at the Dublin Racing Festival.

25/1

8th

10

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

The Folkes Tiara

10st 9lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Gained a first chase success when beating The Big Chap by roughly 1l over C&D on St Stephen's Day; however, that rival was closing all the way to the line so he's probably going to need more to confirm the form on 3lb worse terms.

13/2

Form: 9-8063

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran on past tired rivals to finish a remote third at Clonmel last Thursday, a finishing effort that attracted the attention of the stewards; extra half-mile here should suit, and she seems to be getting the hang of things, though still a bit green and inclined to get wound-up according to her rider.

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0

2

30th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

15:40 Cartmel

Carrigeen Konini

11st 6lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Micky Hammond

Maiden; pulled up at Huntingdon last month on British debut (second start over fences): others have more to recommend them.

12/1

4

17th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:55 Hexham

Carrigeen Konini

11st 4lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-Irish maiden who was pulled up on last month's stable debut at Huntingdon (2m7f, good); difficult to enthuse over after that performance.

12/1

2

11th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Carrigeen Konini

11st 12lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Micky Hammond

Inconsistent winter over hurdles for Liz Lalor either side of a huge task in a Graded mares' novice chase; out of a useful 2m2f-2m4f chaser so some hope in this sphere, if maybe not over this far; stable bow.

11/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-1223 BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point/bumper winner; beaten favourite on all three starts over hurdles, but still emerged with plenty of credit in taking the runner-up in races over 2m3f at Clonmel and over 2m5f at Limerick; perhaps not quite as good when third over 2m7f at Lingfield last month, though the Dan Skelton-trained winner looks promising; worth another shot at a staying trip.

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2nd

13

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 90y

14:30 Punchestown

Fameaftertheglory

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Third in cross-country events at Cheltenham in December and behind Coko Beach here in February, beaten 17l; officially rated 34lb behind stablemate Stumptown; around 30l behind third-placed Coko Beach when fourth in the La Touche.

20/1

4th

11

2nd May 2024

Yielding

4m 1f 11y

16:50 Punchestown

Fameaftertheglory

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, lost position after 16th, soon dropped to rear

12/1

4th

1

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 116y

19:40 Bellewstown

Fameaftertheglory

12st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

led, not fluent 6th, headway and in touch with leaders halfway, headed and lost two places after 3 out, weakened run-in

12/1

Form: 00

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Poor form in two point-to-points; down the field in maiden hurdles here and at Clonmel in recent weeks.

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6th

1

1st May 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:12 Warwick

Dev Of Tara

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

prominent, ridden before 2 out, weakened approaching last

5/1

3rd

1

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

17:00 Market Rasen

Dev Of Tara

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Has run well since cheekpieces were tried on last two starts, winning at Fakenham (2m7f, good) and finishing a close third off the same mark at Southwell (3m2f, good); up 8lb and not sure to run as well on this softer ground with no cheekpieces.

6/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Poor record in points having made a belated start her career; can be ruled out.

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7th

15

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 138y

16:15 Thurles

Missy Ferguson

10st 11lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: W J Austin

Poor record in points having made a belated start her career; can be ruled out.

100/1

Form: 5F

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

No real sign of promise in a bumper or in two starts in points; did not jump well and ended up paying the price with a fall at the last on his hurdling debut at Sedgefield last month.

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8th

11

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Wexford

The Deise Man

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Beaten when coming down at Sedgefield on hurdle bow and tailed off at Thurles since; hard to recommend on anything he's done so far.

100/1

8th

8

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 138y

16:15 Thurles

The Deise Man

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

No real sign of promise in a bumper or in two starts in points; did not jump well and ended up paying the price with a fall at the last on his hurdling debut at Sedgefield last month.

100/1

7

14th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

12:20 Sedgefield

The Deise Man

11st 8lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Irish raider who is one to watch in the betting in a first-time tongue-tie but he hasn't shown enough on his three starts (two in points, one in a bumper) to suggest he'll be making an impact this afternoon.

33/1

Form: 586-31

Last run: 1 day

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a Leopardstown bumper by 10l at the 2020 Christmas meeting; limitations exposed in top company after that; save for a last-flight blunder, made a competent hurdling debut when third in race won by Paul Townend-ridden stablemate The Nice Guy at Naas last month; champion jockey in the saddle this time; due to run at Punchestown on Wednesday.

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8

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Ramillies

12st 0lb

J: Mr R James

T: D M Christie

A good horse in his day for Willie Mullins, though failed to shine at three successive Festivals (all Grade 1s admittedly); has won four points since November (on ground ranging from yielding to heavy) but he stopped to a walk on the run-in after mixing it for a long way with Its On The Line at Naas last month and that hard race was perhaps a factor in his no-show last week at Gowran; hard to recommend so soon after that.

40/1

4th

4

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

17:05 Gowran Park

Ramillies

12st 0lb

J: Mr R James

T: D M Christie

Point winner in Britain at the start of his career; bumper/hurdles chase winner for Willie Mullins, now a four-time point winner for David Christie; two wins in November, two more in January; in between, only fourth behind Its On The Line at Down Royal; very remote last of three behind Its On The Line at Naas last time; this is a weaker race, ground not a big concern.

13/8

3rd

7

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

16:15 Naas

Ramillies

12st 0lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: D M Christie

prominent, briefly led before 4th, pressed leader 5th, led 8th

8/1

Form: 4

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Looked like a horse who could improve with time and a longer trip on Navan debut over 2m4f; stayed on to promising effect to finish fourth in a 19-runner contest, runner-up Grachhuis De Blame has won since.

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6th

3

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:00 Punchestown

Franciscan Rock

11st 10lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

Consistent enough in good company without being good enough; excellent run in first-time headgear combination (retained here) in the Coral Cup but much more needed.

66/1

5th

16

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Franciscan Rock

11st 5lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

Chasing did not work out on first two starts this term and well beaten back over hurdles at Christmas, albeit on heavy going; wore these cheekpieces last April (career best) and on latest start, and the tongue-tie (worn on penultimate start) is back; opposable on nearly all evidence, except his 80-1 third in a Grade 1 novice at Punchestown (3m, yielding) last April.

66/1

7th

5

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

15:00 Leopardstown

Franciscan Rock

11st 2lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

Won Thurles maiden hurdle in February and some good runs in defeat twice since, including on chase debut when still involved when coming down at Gowran; not as good at Naas last time but interesting back over hurdles.

14/1

Form: 7

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

200-1 when remote seventh on debut in Punchestown maiden in which The Waltzer was second.

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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

Form: 842722

Last run: 1 day

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

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.

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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.

Form: 6

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

400-1 odds on debut in a nine-runner contest at Leopardstown was a reflection of the standard of the race, the best maiden run in Ireland this season; never in the hunt then, this will provide a better guide to his ability.

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9

20th Mar 2022

Good

2m 1f 65y

17:25 Downpatrick

Tiktoktyson

12st 0lb

J: Mr A P Fahey

T: James Andrew Fahey

Showed little in two starts over hurdles, admittedly in better company, but makes little appeal.

100/1

11

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 138y

16:15 Thurles

Tiktoktyson

11st 4lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: James Andrew Fahey

400-1 odds on debut in a nine-runner contest at Leopardstown was a reflection of the standard of the race, the best maiden run in Ireland this season; never in the hunt then, this will provide a better guide to his ability.

25/1

6th

12

29th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Tiktoktyson

12st 0lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: James Andrew Fahey

Newcomer from a Flat family which has produced smart jumper Royal Shakespeare; dam was a minor winner over 1m6f; small stable taking on the big guns here

500/1

Form: 24-4

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Improved on his point form when runner-up in a 2m maiden hurdle at Clonmel last March; similar level of form when fourth of 18 in a 2m3f Cork bumper in April; returned from a break to post another satisfactory fourth in a 2m4f maiden hurdle at Limerick.

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8th

10

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Toofareastiswest

10st 11lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: A M O’Grady

Won over this trip over hurdles but seemed to really appreciate the 3m1f trip when winning a handicap chase here last month; up 7lb and obviously comes here in form but one or two others preferred.

12/1

1st

4

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Toofareastiswest

11st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: A M O’Grady

In contention when falling two out in a beginners' event at Limerick in May 2022; missed over a year, has recently begun to find his form again; fifth over 2m2f here on penultimate start; better when chasing home the favourite over 2m6f here on latest.

11/2

2nd

4

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Toofareastiswest

11st 9lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: A M O’Grady

prominent, pressed leader after 2 out (usual 4 out), led narrowly on near side of group home turn, ridden when headed but kept on after last

12/1

Form: 2-3363 BF

Last run: 1 day

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Highly consistent 119-rated mare; placed in four of her seven starts in bumpers, and in four of her five hurdle runs, including a fine display when 8l third behind the very useful Eric Bloodaxe in a Grade 2 contest at Limerick; set a very tough task in a Grade 1 at Naas last time; beaten favourite in the 3.15 at Punchestown on Wednesday; not a certain runner.

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4

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Angels Dawn

11st 11lb

J: Mr P A King

T: S Curling

11lb higher than when winning this by a neck last year (soft) but Festival form is a major plus and she reverted to fences with a fine third of 18 in the Thyestes at Gowran Park (3m1f, heavy) in January; showed promise on yielding ground last season; there's every chance she'll be in the shake-up.

8/1

3rd

13

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Angels Dawn

10st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Won an Irish-dominated Kim Muir at Cheltenham last March (Dunboyne back in fourth, Royal Thief sixth) before finishing a remote sixth in the Irish Grand National; should be fully primed for this following two runs over hurdles.

11/2

7th

17

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 50y

13:42 Navan

Angels Dawn

10st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Better known as a chaser, winning the 3m2f Kim Muir at Cheltenham last season; was a 31l runner-up on return over hurdles at Clonmel but should strip fitter today and is of interest off this attractive mark.

7/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Fameaftertheglory

The Irish Sun:

Franciscan Rock

RP Ratings (IRE):

The Waltzer

POSTDATA:

Angels Dawn

TOPSPEED:

Fameaftertheglory