February 27 / 16.00 Naas

16.00 Naas

Soft

Festival Trials Day Maiden Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5949.58
  • 1m 7f 101y
  • 17 runners
  • Win time: 3m 53s
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Festival Trials Day Maiden Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.20
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 14-622 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Won a Fairyhouse bumper on debut last season and he's bumped into a few smart sorts since, most notably when an 8l runner-up behind high-class Sir Gerhard (Grade 1 winner since) in a maiden hurdle at Leopardstown over Christmas; stuck to his task well to fight off the eventual third (has also won since) and any progress from that run would make him hard to beat here.
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3

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Highland Charge

11st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

14/1

1st

4

13th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 80y

14:20 Naas

Highland Charge

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Won a Fairyhouse bumper on debut last season; has shown form in maiden hurdles including when 8l runner-up behind the top-class Sir Gerhard in a maiden hurdle at Leopardstown over Christmas; fought back after a mistake at the last to beat former useful performer Micro Manage at Navan a fortnight ago; should not be out of place at this level.

8/1

1st

6

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

16:00 Naas

Highland Charge

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Won a Fairyhouse bumper on debut last season and he's bumped into a few smart sorts since, most notably when an 8l runner-up behind high-class Sir Gerhard (Grade 1 winner since) in a maiden hurdle at Leopardstown over Christmas; stuck to his task well to fight off the eventual third (has also won since) and any progress from that run would make him hard to beat here.

11/8

5/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 32-2

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
A smart performer on the Flat (rated 99) and has run to a similar level in a trio of starts over hurdles so far; shaped like he might need a step up in trip when beaten 12l in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle last month; respected but vulnerable if he fails to improve.
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5th

6

(7)

1st Jun 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

19:15 Curragh

Micro Manage

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: W P Mullins

towards rear of midfield, switched left 2f out, ridden and ran on well on outer inside final furlong, went fourth towards finish

11/2

7th

6

(5)

21st May 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

15:55 Curragh

Micro Manage

9st 7lb

J: Shane Foley

T: W P Mullins

Has been frustrating over hurdles, with only a short-priced maiden win to his name; useful three-time Flat winner, including over C&D, but better over further; unplaced favourite for event won by today's rival Raise You on final start last season.

20/1

7th

5

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

19:10 Punchestown

Micro Manage

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

8/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 1-76 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Won a Gowran bumper on debut last term and his return at Limerick over Christmas wasn't devoid of promise when making his hurdle debut; tailed off over C&D 15 days ago though and would need a career best to figure.
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2nd

2

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 60y

14:30 Galway

Perceval Legallois

11st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent, dropped to midfield and in touch with leaders 3rd, headway and going easily when went third 2 out, challenging last, soon ridden, went clear with winner and kept on well final 110yds, just denied

7/2

1st

1

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

18:15 Wexford

Perceval Legallois

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

led narrowly, headed before 3rd, prominent when not fluent 7th, led again before 4 out, clear going best before 2 out, went further clear run-in, readily

2/5

1

8th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 110y

15:10 Wexford

Perceval Legallois

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent, went second 4th, clear with one other 5 out, every chance when mistake and unseated rider 3 out

2/1

OUR TIP

12/1

Form: 2-0

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Fourth in a 2020 point that's worked out well; was only beaten roughly 2l in a four-runner bumper at Ayr in March on Rules debut but struggled when tailed off on hurdle bow over C&D 15 days ago; fair bit to find on form.
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4th

1

3rd May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Ayr

Arlo

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

14th

5

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Arlo

11st 3lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

16/1

5th

1

3rd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Fairyhouse

Arlo

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Form: 3/2-0

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Rated 97 on the Flat and went close in a maiden hurdle at Roscommon in 2020; beaten a very long way when returning from 16 months off over C&D 15 days ago; doesn't want the ground this testing.
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3rd

1

(7)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 98y

15:20 Galway

Onlyhuman

10st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John C McConnell

prominent, pushed along 2f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, went third towards finish

33/1

9th

4

(10)

23rd Apr 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:30 Limerick

Onlyhuman

9st 9lb

J: Alan Glynn

T: Mrs John Harrington

5th

7

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Leopardstown

Onlyhuman

11st 12lb

J: Robbie Power

T: Mrs John Harrington

Returned to form when fifth in a maiden hurdle at Naas last week, proving he retains ability after missing all of 2021; should be able to build on that and quicker ground is no worry.

11/4

Form: 455

Last run: 133 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Bit of promise when fourth in a bumper on debut but hasn't built on that twice since; off 133 days and makes hurdle debut; tough ask on what he's achieved so far.
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2nd

14

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:15 Cork

Suain Na Draoicht

12st 0lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: C Byrnes

2nd

7

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

17:10 Clonmel

Suain Na Draoicht

12st 0lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: C Byrnes

Best of three bumper runs was on debut for former trainer last year, beaten 5.75l at Down Royal; decent effort in a Naas maiden hurdle last time after a break and looks capable of being involved.

14/1

6th

15

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

16:00 Naas

Suain Na Draoicht

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: C Byrnes

Bit of promise when fourth in a bumper on debut but hasn't built on that twice since; off 133 days and makes hurdle debut; tough ask on what he's achieved so far.

25/1

Form: 78

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
0-8 on the Flat (rated 67) and tailed off in two maiden hurdles so far; one for handicaps.
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21

(16)

26th Jul 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 123y

20:20 Galway

Galactic Grey

9st 12lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: C P Donoghue

Third reserve; dual-purpose sort is a maiden under both codes; has a squeak if back to his best form.

1

(19)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 1f 100y

15:50 Gowran Park

Galactic Grey

10st 0lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: C P Donoghue

14/1

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Stoutly bred; fairly modest form in points and unlikely to have a say here on Rules bow.
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4th

3

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 30y

16:45 Kilbeggan

King Kal

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

11th

5

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Navan

King Kal

11st 12lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: C A Murphy

Showed some ability in points; jumping was very ragged at Punchestown on hurdling debut after a lengthy absence.

14/1

Form: 0-2278

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Hit the frame in a couple of bumpers but lesser efforts on his last two starts and has plenty to find, even on his best form.
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9th

10

30th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 109y

17:10 Ballinrobe

Musta Lovea Lovea

11st 4lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Oliver McKiernan

10/1

6th

10

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:55 Down Royal

Musta Lovea Lovea

11st 4lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Oliver McKiernan

Narrowly beaten by Devil's Cut in a bumper here and runner-up at Limerick in December; soundly beaten since including on his hurdles debut at Naas; others preferred.

33/1

9th

11

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

16:00 Naas

Musta Lovea Lovea

11st 12lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Oliver McKiernan

Hit the frame in a couple of bumpers but lesser efforts on his last two starts and has plenty to find, even on his best form.

66/1

Form: 00

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Tailed off at huge odds in two runs in maiden hurdles so far.
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5th

4

6th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:55 Kilbeggan

Mr Macphisto

11st 9lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

prominent, headway and went fourth after 2 out, soon pushed along, no extra final 110yds, lost two places towards finish

9/4

1st

6

15th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

19:00 Kilbeggan

Mr Macphisto

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

midfield, pushed along and headway after 2 out, ridden and ran on well on outer to lead last, edged right run-in, ridden out towards finish

14/1

5th

6

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:15 Wexford

Mr Macphisto

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

Has shown little, including in a first-time hood in a Clonmel handicap hurdle two weeks ago; others more likely.

14/1

Form: F670-

Last run: 311 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Didn't show much under Rules last season and very poor form in a quintet of point starts this winter.
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10th

15

1st Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 180y

16:00 Cork

Raven Queen

11st 0lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Daniel G Murphy

in rear, mistake 4 out, minor headway when hampered 3 out, soon no impression

33/1

9th

13

21st Jul 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Raven Queen

10st 7lb

J: Mr T P Harney

T: Daniel G Murphy

led, headed 11th, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened

14/1

5th

12

8th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 110y

15:45 Wexford

Raven Queen

10st 10lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Daniel G Murphy

prominent, hit 3 out, soon ridden, kept on but held from 2 out

33/1

Form: 0

Last run: 199 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Tailed off when 66s for a maiden hurdle at Tramore on sole start 199 days ago.
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11th

9

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Gowran Park

Robin De Light

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J McDonagh

Never involved when tailed off on debut and only very minor progress when 12th of 17 in a maiden hurdle at Naas 13 days ago; lots to find.

33/1

12th

14

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

16:00 Naas

Robin De Light

11st 12lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: Michael J McDonagh

Tailed off when 66s for a maiden hurdle at Tramore on sole start 199 days ago.

100/1

Form: 08

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Only very minor progress from debut when a distant eighth over C&D last time; may do better when tried over further.
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4

17th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

17:16 Tipperary

Hascoeur Clermont

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Gavin Cromwell

led narrowly or disputed lead, headed and ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, beaten when badly hampered and unseated rider last

11/2

1st

15

2nd Jul 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:40 Bellewstown

Hascoeur Clermont

11st 2lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Gavin Cromwell

chased leaders, midfield when not fluent 4 out, soon ridden, weakened after 3 out, beaten when hit 2 out

14/1

5th

11

6th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Listowel

Hascoeur Clermont

11st 10lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear of midfield, pushed along and brief headway after 3 out, soon no impression

16/1

Form: 0

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Tailed off when 80-1 for his debut over C&D 15 days ago; probably needs further than this.
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5th

5

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 165y

17:05 Downpatrick

Luimneach

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Desmond McDonogh

14th

8

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

16:00 Naas

Luimneach

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Desmond McDonogh

Tailed off when 80-1 for his debut over C&D 15 days ago; probably needs further than this.

66/1

15th

16

12th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 131y

14:50 Naas

Luimneach

11st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Desmond McDonogh

JP McManus-owned newcomer has plenty of stamina in the pedigree; dam won a point and is a half-sister to Cheltenham Foxhunter winner Drombeag and to dam of Might Bite; best watched

14/1

Form: 1

Last run: 296 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Wasn't popular in the market when defying odds of 9-1 in a Downpatrick bumper on debut last May; that race hasn't produced any winners though so he will need progress to win this on hurdle debut; off 296 days.
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1

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:55 Down Royal

Devil’s Cut

11st 12lb

J: Lee Page

T: Gordon Elliott

Touched off today's rival Musta Lovea Lovea in a bumper here last May; ran no race on his hurdles debut at Naas last month; a line can be put through that but still has a question to answer.

14/1

15th

3

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

16:00 Naas

Devil’s Cut

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Wasn't popular in the market when defying odds of 9-1 in a Downpatrick bumper on debut last May; that race hasn't produced any winners though so he will need progress to win this on hurdle debut; off 296 days.

5/1

1

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

1m 7f 170y

13:10 Navan

Devil’s Cut

11st 12lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Gordon Elliott

Overcame lack of experience when arriving late on the scene to win a Downpatrick bumper last May; hard to assess, but clearly demands all due respect in a maiden hurdle in which only a few make significant appeal.

7/2

100/1

Form: 968

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Fairly modest form in a trio of bumpers; back down in trip for hurdle bow and probably best watched for now.
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4

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 218y

16:10 Thurles

Busty Boy

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: M A Gunn

Not disgraced in a couple of bumper outings but well beaten on his hurdles debut at Naas last month; others preferred.

33/1

16th

2

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

16:00 Naas

Busty Boy

11st 12lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: M A Gunn

Fairly modest form in a trio of bumpers; back down in trip for hurdle bow and probably best watched for now.

100/1

8th

3

30th Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

16:10 Naas

Busty Boy

12st 2lb

J: Mr E Dwan

T: M A Gunn

Soundly beaten in a pair of bumpers and hard to fancy here.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Leading Light mare; dam did not achieve much bumper/2m5f hurdle, half-sister to winners Brackloon High (bumper/useful 2m-3m1f hurdle/chase), Bon Chic (bumper/2m-3m hurdle/chase) and Native Robin (2m3f-2m5f chase); tough ask for a newcomer.
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11

1st Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 180y

16:00 Cork

Elliedee

11st 4lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: David Kenneth Budds

midfield, ducked left then mistake and unseated rider 1st

25/1

10

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 30y

19:56 Tramore

Elliedee

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: David Kenneth Budds

in rear, niggled along early, going okay when fell 6th

16/1

7

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

18:45 Wexford

Elliedee

11st 6lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: David Kenneth Budds

Improved on her third maiden hurdle start when beaten 8l at Cork in March but backwards step on handicap debut earlier this month; room for improvement in the jumping department; hood fitted.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €51.00
Straight Forecast €30.70
Trifecta €182.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Highland Charge

The Irish Sun:

Devil's Cut

POSTDATA:

Micro Manage

RP Ratings (IRE):

Highland Charge