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Leopardstown Members Mares Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5453.78
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 5m 6s
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Leopardstown Members Mares Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.40
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 6661P4 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Went up 7lb for winning a heavy ground handicap hurdle at Clonmel in October; back to something like that form when fourth in first-time cheekpieces at Punchestown in January; each-way claims.

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

9th

4

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 200y

18:30 Kilbeggan

Cute Cherry

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

10

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 64y

16:50 Clonmel

Cute Cherry

11st 5lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

112-rated hurdler won handicaps over this sort of trip here in October and at Leopardstown last month; dropped out on latest hurdles outing at Down Royal but half-sister to De Rasher Counter is interesting chase debutant.

11/2

8th

4

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Down Royal

Cute Cherry

11st 1lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Went up 7lb for winning a heavy-ground handicap hurdle at Clonmel in October; back to something like that form when fourth in first-time cheekpieces at Punchestown in January; showed a good attitude when scoring at Leopardstown 11 days ago; 6lb rise for that may find her out in a competitive race.

8/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: P90541 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Progressive in handicaps and produced her best performance when landing a handicap hurdle at Punchestown last week; runner-up Wild Hunt bolted up at Clonmel on Thursday; should go close off a 6lb higher mark although would probably prefer it softer.

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

8th

8

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Indie Belle

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Widger

Better chaser than hurdler, rated 20lb lower in this sphere and just 1-18; might need this run with a view to going back over fences.

9/1

1st

11

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 50y

19:10 Punchestown

Indie Belle

10st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Widger

in touch with leaders, midfield when stumbled and nearly lost jockey after 7th

12/1

1st

4

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:35 Downpatrick

Indie Belle

11st 10lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Robert Widger

Tramore beginners' chase winner in December has been kept to hurdles since, running well on a couple of occasions, 3m looking too far last time; scope for improvement in first handicap chase with trip/ground to suit and capable claimer booked.

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 663486 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Winless since late 2019; consistent since and a few near misses; not disgraced at Thurles last month after three months off; each-way claims.

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

8th

5

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:55 Punchestown

Something Sweet

11st 11lb

J: Derek Thomas McGrath

T: Roger Joseph McGrath

Often travels well but 2-55; better last time when bizarrely a 50s chance at Cork; place chance is clear.

12/1

6th

1

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 50y

16:55 Cork

Something Sweet

11st 13lb

J: Derek Thomas McGrath

T: Roger Joseph McGrath

Hard to win with but numerous creditable placings to add to pair of wins; never sighted when favourite at Kilbeggan on latest and this trip stretches her.

12/1

8/1

Form: F5-54F

Last run: 8 days

W: 12st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler; two unsuccessful starts over fences followed by a fall on returning to flights at Fairyhouse last week; stable continues in good form and this one could go well but has a question to answer.

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

15th

25

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Tucanae

10st 5lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

4th

7

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:16 Limerick

Tucanae

11st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner; well beaten a couple of times over fences before producing a better effort when a close fourth in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Leopardstown; cheekpieces tried here and she is probably best at 2m; should be thereabouts.

11/2

4th

1

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Leopardstown

Tucanae

12st 4lb

J: Danny Hand

T: Paul Nolan

Winning hurdler; two unsuccessful starts over fences followed by a fall on returning to flights at Fairyhouse last week; stable continues in good form and this one could go well but has a question to answer.

8/1

Form: 84P624

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

11-race maiden, runner-up in a Down Royal handicap hurdle in January and ran to a similar level in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle last month; could get into the shake-up.

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

4

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

11:55 Warwick

Cool Rain

11st 9lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Matt Sheppard

Best Irish form brings her into it but she has offered little since arriving in Britain, despite going off favourite the once.

25/1

4

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

14:45 Hereford

Cool Rain

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Matt Sheppard

Looks feasibly treated on her best form in Ireland but was pulled up when favourite on stable debut at Stratford (2m2f novice) in June before a well-held sixth of eight at Uttoxeter (2m4f handicap) the following month; overall record now stands at 0-16 and others are more convincing.

14/1

6th

7

5th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

20:00 Uttoxeter

Cool Rain

10st 10lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

in touch with leaders, towards rear after 6th, pushed along and beaten from 2 out (usual 3 out)

16/1

Form: 09P080 D

Last run: 188 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner but completely out of form last season; best watched on his stable debut after over six months off.

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

7th

5

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Curragh

Gotthenod

12st 4lb

J: Fergus Lawlor

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Six-time hurdle winner at a modest level; unlikely to match some of these on the Flat.

25/1

9th

2

8th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:30 Roscommon

Gotthenod

12st 0lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

led, hit 3rd, joined 10th, lost position 3 out, switched left 2 out, weakened approaching last

9/1

6th

2

9th Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 88y

16:55 Sligo

Gotthenod

11st 13lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

prominent

5/1

Form: -07619

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Not the most consistent but put up a good performance when beating a subsequent winner in a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle in December; well beaten at Punchestown subsequently; claims at her best but hard to be confident about.

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

10th

11

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 110y

14:25 Sligo

Breezy Bell

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Edward Cawley

Record of 2-26 over hurdles; almost two years since her last win and now 7lb lower; no encouragement from her two most recent runs.

20/1

15th

15

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Breezy Bell

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

towards rear

33/1

10th

10

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

18:40 Sligo

Breezy Bell

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Edward Cawley

prominent, raced in second after 2nd, led after 3rd, headed after 3 out, soon weakened quickly

10/1

16/1

Form: 489340

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Well beaten at Navan on heavy but two good placed efforts at Fairyhouse and Punchestown prior to that; could be a struggle from 8lb out of the handicap but has the form to have a small chance.

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

7th

12

5th Aug 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

17:50 Wexford

Lady Llerom

11st 1lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Shane Nolan

prominent, not fluent 1st, pushed along and lost position before omitted 2 out, soon held

8/1

6th

9

13th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:00 Kilbeggan

Lady Llerom

11st 3lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Shane Nolan

prominent, mistake 1st, not fluent 6th, pressed leader when pushed along before 2 out, ridden and weakened after 2 out

9/4

Form: 6-3675

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Third in a Down Royal maiden hurdle last year; best effort since when fifth in a Thurles contest last month; others preferred on her handicap debut.

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

2nd

15

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:53 Clonmel

Laylas Daffodil

10st 11lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Third in a Down Royal maiden hurdle in May and again ran with credit in a Thurles maiden hurdle in January; well beaten on her handicap debut since but comes into it on her best form.

8/1

9th

4

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Leopardstown

Laylas Daffodil

11st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: P J Rothwell

Third in a Down Royal maiden hurdle last year; best effort since when fifth in a Thurles contest last month; others preferred on her handicap debut.

25/1

11

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

13:20 Clonmel

Laylas Daffodil

10st 13lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: P J Rothwell

Third in a Down Royal maiden hurdle last year; best effort since when fifth in a Thurles contest last month; each-way chance at best if handling the heavy ground.

14/1

Form: 124323 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Landed a mares handicap hurdle off 88 at Clonmel in September; very consistent since and has climbed steadily up the ratings; handles most ground and should be thereabouts.

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

3rd

15

11th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

16:40 Punchestown

Paddy Wickla

10st 2lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

in rear early, headway 4 out, pressed leaders on outer after 3 out, went second when pushed along 2 out, ridden and no extra before last, no chance with winner when lost second towards finish

20/1

5th

7

26th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 170y

15:35 Roscommon

Paddy Wickla

11st 2lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear, pushed along and headway after 4 out, ridden before 2 out, not fluent last, kept on run-in, not reach leaders

14/1

8

8th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 157y

20:30 Ballinrobe

Paddy Wickla

10st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Won over 2m4f at Clonmel last year and largely consistent efforts in defeat thereafter; probably needed latest Cork run after four months off; was running a good race over this trip when falling at the last at Kilbeggan last year, so might stay.

12/1

Form: F0051P D BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Progressed to land a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle in January, beaten favourite two days later at Punchestown when found to be coughing post race; up 8lb for that Fairyhouse win and certainly has claims on that form.

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

6th

7

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Greenhill Damsel

11st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Garrett James Power

Only win came over 2m4f a couple of years ago; missed a year before resuming in the autumn, placed at Gowran but well held at this venue since; yet to shine over this far.

16/1

8th

6

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

15:25 Punchestown

Greenhill Damsel

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Garrett James Power

A 2m4f winner on soft in 2022 before losing her way; lightly raced last year but good run over same trip at Gowran in November; subsequent run here was poor however.

12/1

12th

16

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Greenhill Damsel

10st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Garrett James Power

A 2m4f winner on soft early last year before losing her way; ran well up to the point of her fall at the second-last Galway on seasonal debut; encouraging third at Gowran on latest.

12/1

Form: 348565

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced maiden; not disgraced on her handicap debut at Punchestown last month; worth a market check.

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

10

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Leopardstown

Elusive Touch

10st 4lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Martin Brassil

Lightly raced maiden; not disgraced on her handicap debut at Punchestown last month; worth a market check.

10/1

5th

12

16th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 200y

13:45 Punchestown

Elusive Touch

10st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

Ran well in a couple of summer bumpers last year; undistinguished maiden hurdle form; may find her level in handicaps now.

12/1

6th

2

24th Oct 2021

Soft

2m 0f 11y

12:10 Galway

Elusive Touch

11st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Martin Brassil

Ran well in a couple of summer bumpers; well beaten in a mares maiden hurdle at Roscommon last time and looks up against it.

20/1

Form: 87-58

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Modest enough bumper form and her jumping failed to impress on her hurdles debut at Fairyhouse; others preferred from 3lb out of the handicap.

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

17th

7

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

Wellgowats

11st 10lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Liam G O’Brien

midfield

6/1

2nd

3

17th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:45 Wexford

Wellgowats

11st 11lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Liam G O’Brien

took keen hold, in rear, headway after 4 out, went second towards near side after 2 out, briefly led when ridden run-in, no extra towards finish

11/2

Form: 500-

Last run: 491 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Modest Flat and jumps form; 5lb wrong and makes no appeal.

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

13

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Leopardstown

Stocai Ban

10st 0lb

J: Colin Halpin

T: Thomas Gibney

Modest Flat and jumps form; 5lb wrong and makes no appeal.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta €570.00
Straight Forecast €520.60
Tricast €3969.20
Trifecta €3316.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Indie Belle

POSTDATA:

Cool Rain

TOPSPEED:

Breezy Bell

RP Ratings (IRE):

Indie Belle

The Irish Sun:

Indie Belle