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Norman Colfer Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 3)

  • Prize money: £13634.45
  • 2m 0f 110y
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 4m 18s
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Norman Colfer Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 3)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.40
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 115 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner in France and made a winning start for this yard with a maiden hurdle success at Leopardstown; even better form in defeat back at that venue last time when fifth of nine in a Grade 1 and should relish both a drop in class and more testing ground.

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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

18/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 263

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful on the Flat (rated 86) and promise in three runs over hurdles so far including when behind Icare Allen on his penultimate start; more to come but this is a tough ask.

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2nd

5

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

18:40 Tipperary

Prairie Dancer

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

took keen hold, led, headed but prominent before 5th, not fluent 7th, outpaced after 3 out, kept on but no chance with winner approaching last

3/1

13

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Prairie Dancer

10st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Flat runs last autumn included the biggest win of his career (front-running at 2m on soft); big step up in trip for the Carlisle qualifier (3m1f, good to soft) in December and third of eight there was clearly his best result over hurdles for 15 months, albeit subsiding by 12l didn't persuade that he's the strongest stayer; off since and others are more persuasive.

40/1

3rd

1

17th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Carlisle

Prairie Dancer

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

raced wide, prominent

4/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 51313 CD BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Had Iberique Du Seuil in behind when winning here last month but she was a beaten odds-on favourite behind Six Feet Apart at Doncaster three weeks ago and this is tougher.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

19th

9

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

White Pepper

11st 0lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

1-14 on the Flat and 2-6 over hurdles; has interlinking form with a few of her compatriots and she's closely matched with Prairie Dancer on their recent placed efforts in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse; her improvement does appear to have plateaued and she has perhaps shown her hand more than others; has regularly worn this headgear.

40/1

3rd

9

26th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 110y

14:00 Fairyhouse

White Pepper

10st 11lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Had Iberique Du Seuil in behind when winning here last month but she was a beaten odds-on favourite behind Six Feet Apart at Doncaster three weeks ago and this is tougher.

7/1

3rd

7

28th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

13:50 Doncaster

White Pepper

10st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Only third behind Sea Sessions when favourite for Aintree Listed race (2m1f, soft) last month but showed improvement at Fairyhouse (2m, soft) recently to make it 2-4 over hurdles; ran well on good to yielding ground on the Flat; the one to beat today if reproducing her latest form.

5/4

13/2

Form: 18 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Won on debut in France but was dropped in at the deep end when well beaten by stablemate Vauban on debut (stablemate Icare Allen fifth); needs to settle better to have a say this time.

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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: 82

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dual winner on the Flat (rated 84); progressed from his hurdle debut to finish second of 17 here last month and open to more improvement but testing ground is a worry (best Flat form on good).

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5th

1

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Celestial Horizon

12st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Dual Flat (at up to 1m6f) and dual hurdles winner (at up to 2m1f) when trained in Ireland; well beaten in all nine starts for this trainer and plummeting in the handicap; new headgear now tried (has won in blinkers); watching brief advised unless market vibes strong.

9/1

8th

6

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 3

17:00 Sedgefield

Celestial Horizon

10st 12lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Ben Haslam

His mark continues to tumble and he's worth a market check, but he was pulled up in summer 2022 on his final three runs for Joseph O'Brien and his struggles have continued for this yard.

16/1

Form: 152

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won on debut in France and progressed from his debut for this yard when runner-up in a six-runner novice hurdle at Naas a fortnight ago; more testing ground shouldn't be an issue and less exposed than some in here.

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6th

8

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

16:45 Punchestown

Un Des Flos

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: H Rogers

held up in rear, some headway 2 out, soon pushed along and no impression

25/1

2

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:40 Cork

Un Des Flos

11st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won on debut in France and progressed from his debut for this yard when runner-up in a six-runner novice hurdle at Naas in February; fortnight later ran no sort of race in Grade 3 at Fairyhouse and off the track since; unexposed stepping into handicap company here after long absence and current form of yard certainly encouraging.

9/1

6th

7

26th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 110y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Un Des Flos

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won on debut in France and progressed from his debut for this yard when runner-up in a six-runner novice hurdle at Naas a fortnight ago; more testing ground shouldn't be an issue and less exposed than some in here.

10/1

Form: 163 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Maiden on the Flat for Mick Halford but kicked off his hurdle career with a heavy ground win at Cork and bounced back from a lesser effort at Navan to finish third in a novice hurdle at Naas two weeks ago; bit to find and yard have stronger claims with Iberique Du Seuil.

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10th

3

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Ebasari

12st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Losing run stretches back 21 months but step back in the right direction when fourth at Navan on penultimate start; running up with the pace when falling three out in a Cork event in which Cheerful Chap finished second.

10/1

3

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Ebasari

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Losing run for 20 months but step back in the right direction when fourth at Navan last time in a deep contest; may go well if he can build on that.

14/1

4th

2

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Navan

Ebasari

12st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Losing run is mounting up but he's back on a good mark as a result and he posted a respectable effort at Naas last month; needs to prove he can see out this trip on testing ground though.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 22213 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the third attempt with a maiden hurdle success at Cork in December and ran to a similar level in behind White Pepper here last time; looks held by that rival and this is tougher.

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6th

14

27th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:50 Navan

Iberique Du Seuil

11st 4lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Grade 2 winner over hurdles; only beat one home in a beginners' chase at Galway last month when making his chase debut; tongue-tie now tried.

12/1

7th

9

4th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 110y

15:35 Galway

Iberique Du Seuil

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent in chasing group, disputing second before 8th, pressed leader when pushed along after 3 out, lost second but close up when pecked on landing 2 out, soon weakened gradually

2/1

10th

3

19th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:35 Listowel

Iberique Du Seuil

11st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, minor headway when pushed along after 3 out, soon ridden and no impression

5/1

Form: 71 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Progressed from his debut behind Icare Allen to win a maiden hurdle at Naas last month; still looked a bit green and should progress again; different ground this time.

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1st

14

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Man O Work

10st 2lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

held up in last early, towards rear after 3rd, headway and in touch with leaders after 3 out, keeping on when switched right on near side of group before 2 out, ran on to lead before last, kept on well

16/1

2nd

5

17th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

20:19 Tramore

Man O Work

11st 0lb

J: Miss N Fahey

T: P G Fahey

Became a shade frustrating hurdling, even if he ran well enough off 128 in April; safely held by Uxmal at Navan sole Flat start; rider 2-8.

16/1

7th

5

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

15:25 Killarney

Man O Work

11st 5lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

Won juvenile hurdles at Naas and Limerick the season before; some creditable efforts in defeat last season before later reverses; signs of a return to form at Punchestown last time but others make much more appeal.

14/1

Form: 14517 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Highly tried filly who won a Listed juvenile hurdle at Doncaster by a short head last month (White Pepper back in third); no match for Vauban when beaten 27l in a Grade 1 since and needs to take her form to a new level to win this.

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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

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Payout
Exacta €133.00
Straight Forecast €167.20
Trifecta €563.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Icare Allen

TOPSPEED:

White Pepper

RP Ratings (IRE):

Icare Allen

POSTDATA:

Icare Allen

The Irish Sun:

Icare Allen