March 06 / 15.20 Wexford

15.20 Wexford

Heavy

M2 Construction, Wexford Novice Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5701.68
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 4m 18s
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M2 Construction, Wexford Novice Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.70
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 900133

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Has improved since handicapping, winning on handicap debut at Limerick (heavy, 2m5f) and not beaten far twice since; however, seems to have plenty of stamina and 2m might not be ideal for him here; up another 2lb.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

21

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Donnrua Dream

10st 9lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Started in handicap hurdles off a low base; was showing consistent form before fourth over fences on latest; now 5lb higher than for narrow Wexford win over 2m on heavy; has also won over 2m5f, so no worries about the trip.

12/1

4th

4

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 36y

16:03 Clonmel

Donnrua Dream

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Second of four runners for yard; now rated 106 after doubling his hurdle tally when winning a Wexford novices' handicap (2m; hvy) earlier this month; respected on chasing debut, so check market.

6/1

1st

5

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Wexford

Donnrua Dream

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has improved since handicapping, winning on handicap debut at Limerick (heavy, 2m5f) and not beaten far twice since; however, seems to have plenty of stamina and 2m might not be ideal for him here; up another 2lb.

6/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 932P13 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Improving steadily this term and got off the mark when dropped back to 2m at Naas in December; might have finished closer without a mistake at the last at Gowran last time and only nudged up another 1lb; unproven on ground this testing.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

16

12th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 95y

17:35 Clonmel

Saga Aravis

11st 2lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Paul Nolan

4th

8

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:03 Limerick

Saga Aravis

11st 9lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Paul Nolan

Steady improver of late, winning at Naas and better form since in defeat, latest when just denied at Wexford, showing good attitude; 3lb higher here and back on quicker ground so needs to improve again.

7/1

2nd

9

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Wexford

Saga Aravis

11st 0lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

Improving steadily this term and got off the mark when dropped back to 2m at Naas in December; might have finished closer without a mistake at the last at Gowran last time and only nudged up another 1lb; unproven on ground this testing.

5/1

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: -80U61

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Improved in his last two outings and off the mark at Punchestown last time, seemingly relishing a step up in trip; return to 2m is a concern and he's been given an 8lb rise.
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3rd

9

18th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Cork

The Niffler

11st 10lb

J: E O’Connell

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Perhaps more effective on the testing terrain he encountered the last twice but unexposed hold-up horse in great nick and has to be respected; pace should suit.

6/1

3rd

3

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Wexford

The Niffler

11st 9lb

J: E O’Connell

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Improved in his last two outings and off the mark at Punchestown last time, seemingly relishing a step up in trip; return to 2m is a concern and he's been given an 8lb rise.

4/1

1st

1

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

The Niffler

12st 0lb

J: E O’Connell

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Four hurdle runs, including when beaten 18l in a Cork novice race last time; makes handicap debut off a stiff enough mark for what he has achieved; check market anyway.

16/1

Form: 786R5

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Career best when beaten 21l in Sir Gerhard's maiden hurdle over Christmas but refused next time and tailed off at Punchestown last month; risky on that basis but return to 2m should suit.
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16th

8

(10)

29th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 5f 0y

15:25 Navan

Machine Learner

9st 11lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

Formerly very useful stayer in Britain; caught the eye at Roscommon on first run for Johnny Levins last year but didn't really build on that; has been hurdling over the winter and fair fourth in that discipline at Wexford last time; getting a bit cantankerous with his advancing years and refused to jump off over hurdles three starts back.

12/1

4th

4

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Wexford

Machine Learner

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: J F Levins

Career best when beaten 21l in Sir Gerhard's maiden hurdle over Christmas but refused next time and tailed off at Punchestown last month; risky on that basis but return to 2m should suit.

12/1

1

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:55 Navan

Machine Learner

12st 0lb

J: Alan King

T: J F Levins

Useful performer on the Flat at his peak in 2018; bit of promise when sixth in Sir Gerhard's maiden hurdle but blotted his copybook when refusing to race here last month and jumped poorly when tailed off at Punchestown since; risky.

8/1

Form: -P23PP

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Hit the frame in two maiden hurdles at 2m4f and 3m earlier in the campaign but seemed unsuited by more testing ground when pulled up twice since including handicap debut last time; ground a concern again and shorter trip might not suit either.
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Verdict Starting price

11th

1

3rd Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Tramore

Bite That

12st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Patrick J Flynn

never better than mid-division, pushed along and no impression after 2 out

33/1

10

15th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:50 Wexford

Bite That

11st 4lb

J: Miss S Ahern

T: Patrick J Flynn

in touch with leaders, not fluent 6th, lost position after 10th, midfield when pushed along after 4 out, weakened after 3 out, dropped to rear when pulled up before 2 out

33/1

6

5th May 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:45 Tipperary

Bite That

11st 8lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Patrick J Flynn

Form: 009423

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Improving with each run this term and posted a career best when beaten just under 1l in a Navan handicap hurdle (2m5f, heavy) 12 days ago; had a tough race that day, up 2lb and needs to prove he's as good at this trip.
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Verdict Starting price

2

20th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

16:30 Southwell

Uknowcarty

12st 0lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Paul John Gilligan

prominent, pushed along briefly after 7th, ridden after 3 out, weakened home turn, blundered 2 out, soon pulled up (vet said the gelding lost both of his hind shoes)

4/1

6th

6

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Wexford

Uknowcarty

11st 7lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Improving with each run this term and posted a career best when beaten just under 1l in a Navan handicap hurdle (2m5f, heavy) 12 days ago; had a tough race that day, up 2lb and needs to prove he's as good at this trip.

11/2

3rd

2

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:55 Navan

Uknowcarty

11st 11lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Has improved with each run and might have finished a bit closer without a mistake at the last when runner-up in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle last time; reasonable mark for handicap debut.

4/1

14/1

Form: 096

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Below form on the Flat latest but promising sixth (beaten 14l) over hurdles at Naas in January; switches to handicaps with workable opening mark but much softer ground this time.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

15

4th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 90y

19:30 Roscommon

Dixon Line

11st 8lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Adrian Sexton

held up in rear, headway 3 out, ridden before 2 out, switched left and went second run-in, kept on but always held

12/1

4th

13

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:35 Tipperary

Dixon Line

11st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Adrian Sexton

prominent, pressed leader when ridden after 3 out, lost second before 2 out, soon no extra, weakening when lost third run-in

14/1

9th

9

5th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Kilbeggan

Dixon Line

11st 7lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Adrian Sexton

always towards rear, mistake 4 out, struggling from 3 out

9/1

Form: 700

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Poor form in points and maiden hurdles so far, tailed off at Navan 12 days ago; low opening mark at least.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

8

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

18:15 Wexford

Sadie Yeats

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Paul Martin Pierce

Poor form in points and struggled under Rules so far including handicap debut last time; wears first-time tongue-tie.

20/1

22

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 52y

15:40 Naas

Sadie Yeats

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Paul Martin Pierce

Second reserve; poor in maidens and no better on handicap debut last time; tongue-tie on.

8th

14

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Wexford

Sadie Yeats

10st 6lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Paul Martin Pierce

Poor form in points and maiden hurdles so far, tailed off at Navan 12 days ago; low opening mark at least.

40/1

Form: 0P06S0

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Promising sixth at Limerick in November but slipped up when beaten at Limerick over Christmas and tailed off since; best form on better ground.
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9th

10

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Wexford

Bergentown

10st 12lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Philip Fenton

Promising sixth at Limerick in November but slipped up when beaten at Limerick over Christmas and tailed off since; best form on better ground.

12/1

14th

10

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

15:40 Clonmel

Bergentown

11st 11lb

J: Miss F Fox

T: Philip Fenton

Went into the notebook when sixth at Limerick in November; beaten when slipping up at the same venue last time; capable of better.

20/1

6

29th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:40 Limerick

Bergentown

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Canavan

T: Philip Fenton

Went into the notebook when sixth here in November; declared for the 2.05 here yesterday, and interesting to see how he fares in that one; one to bear in mind.

17/2

Form: 5877P-

Last run: 433 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Promising form in maiden hurdles a couple of seasons ago but couldn't build on that last term; has a 433-day absence to defy.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

13

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 30y

19:56 Tramore

Miss Oriental

10st 13lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

took keen hold, midfield, lost position and reminder after 3rd, slow jump 4th, soon ridden briefly, got behind before 6th, tailed off from 3 out

16/1

21th

17

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:55 Punchestown

Miss Oriental

11st 0lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Capable trainer in form; a bit better in 11l fifth at Limerick (good); stamina looks very suspect.

14/1

5th

17

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

16:13 Limerick

Miss Oriental

11st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Form: 153244 D BF

Last run: 129 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden hurdle at Sligo last summer and consistent since; should have a race in her from this mark but her best form is on good ground.
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Verdict Starting price

10th

6

19th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:55 Tipperary

Go Gill Go

11st 9lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: James Grace

16/1

9th

2

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 1f 26y

17:25 Ballinrobe

Go Gill Go

11st 11lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: James Grace

11th

7

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Wexford

Go Gill Go

11st 5lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: James Grace

Won a maiden hurdle at Sligo last summer and consistent since; should have a race in her from this mark but her best form is on good ground.

8/1

Form: -43668

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Winner on the Flat; fairly consistent over hurdles this winter and had a tough ask in a maiden hurdle at Thurles last time; worth considering back in a handicap from a career-low mark.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

1

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:53 Clonmel

Call Me Rocky

11st 12lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Winner on the Flat; fairly consistent over hurdles this winter and had a tough ask in a maiden hurdle at Thurles last time; this looks far more winnable and should be capable of getting into the shake-up.

8/1

1

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Wexford

Call Me Rocky

11st 13lb

J: Mr P C Bannon

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Winner on the Flat; fairly consistent over hurdles this winter and had a tough ask in a maiden hurdle at Thurles last time; worth considering back in a handicap from a career-low mark.

7/1

1

12th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 131y

15:25 Naas

Call Me Rocky

12st 0lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Now 0-9 over hurdles after finishing down the field in Thurles maiden hurdle on Thursday when tried in blinkers for the first time; others more appealing; stable also represented by Vermilion Cliffs.

25/1

Form: 6-7070

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Ran okay in a couple of maiden hurdles last season; tailed off in a novice handicap hurdle on return though and struggled in two runs over fences since; enough to prove from this sort of mark.
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7th

19

5th May 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:45 Tipperary

Didn’tsleepawink

11st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

18

18th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Cork

Didn’tsleepawink

11st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Another O'Sullivan runner, he's been struggling hurdling and chasing this season; cheekpieces must spark dramatic revival.?

25/1

5th

20

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Didn’tsleepawink

10st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Second reserve; handicap debut here in December was moderate and two runs over fences since don't inspire confidence.

Form: 9-90P8

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Modest form in points and well held in maiden hurdles since; plenty to find on form from this opening mark.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

10

8th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Wexford

Uppertown Mya

11st 7lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

led, headed 2nd, pushed along and dropped to midfield before 4 out, ridden and good headway on outer disputing lead before 2 out, outpaced approaching last, weakened run-in

50/1

8th

12

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:45 Wexford

Uppertown Mya

10st 6lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

Placed in a point but hasn't progressed under Rules since and pulled up when last seen at Killarney; plenty to prove.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €151.00
Straight Forecast €151.00
Tricast €544.70
Trifecta €833.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Call Me Rocky

The Irish Sun:

Uknowcarty

TOPSPEED:

Saga Aravis

RP Ratings (IRE):

Dixon Line

POSTDATA:

Call Me Rocky