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Happy 90th Birthday Michael Louis Maiden Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £6197.48
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 4m 10s
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Happy 90th Birthday Michael Louis Maiden Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

4/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.10
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 5-2424

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point winner; only narrowly denied in a maiden hurdle at Naas on November return; has run with credit in each of his three runs since and sets a solid standard for his rivals to aim at here; shorter trip should be fine.

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4th

3

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:15 Ludlow

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11st 12lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Maiden hurdle winner (2m, yielding) in Ireland for Gordon Elliott last season but was pulled up on his chase/stable debut in January and has finished in rear in both subsequent runs (2m4f); still early days over fences but he needs to raise his game on this step up to 3m.

10/1

5th

5

1st Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Uttoxeter

Prevaricate

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Maiden hurdle winner (2m, yielding) in Ireland for Gordon Elliott last season; pulled up on stable/chase/handicap debut in January but ran well for a long way at Sandown (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago and there's a decent chance he can take another step forward here.

10/1

8th

7

11th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

16:45 Sandown

Prevaricate

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Soft-ground point winner who won a 2m maiden hurdle at Leopardstown last March for Gordon Elliott; beaten soon after halfway on chase/stable debut at Wetherby (11-2) six weeks ago, returning with an irregular heartbeat; has questions to answer after that, but it's too soon to be writing him off.

10/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: -2F583

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Promising start to his career over hurdles a few seasons ago and bounced back from some lesser efforts when third of 15 in a maiden hurdle at Down Royal in January; will need a bit more here; new headgear combination.

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2nd

5

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Leopardstown

Khanmurjan

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: S R B Crawford

Promising start to his career over hurdles a few seasons ago and bounced back from some lesser efforts when third of 15 in a maiden hurdle at Down Royal in January; will need a bit more here; new headgear combination.

7/1

3rd

12

25th Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 150y

13:10 Down Royal

Khanmurjan

11st 6lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: S R B Crawford

Shaped quite well as a juvenile hurdler in 2019; hard to fancy on his 2021 British form which featured a second placing in a small-field event at Perth; reported to have bled form nose when in rear in a handicap at Newcastle last time.

20/1

8

13th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:40 Catterick

Khanmurjan

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: S R B Crawford

Displayed early promise on the Flat and over hurdles, and remains lightly raced, but has failed to go on from that and he's been disappointing the last twice, in this tongue-tie most recently; needs to raise his game.

16/1

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100/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 7

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Pulled up in a point and tailed off at Limerick on rules debut last month; best watched for now.

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3rd

6

12th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 95y

17:35 Clonmel

Heathrow

11st 9lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

11

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Heathrow

11st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Form: U-

Last run: 435 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won three on the Flat; got no further than the second flight when unseating on his only hurdle run to date here last season; was 100-1 that day and he's probably best watched again.

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5th

1

(7)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:50 Dundalk (AW)

Firstman

10st 6lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: A J Martin

Won here over 1m4f in late 2022, hasn't run since good run in 1m6f Curragh handicap last June; inadequate trip and best watched.

12/1

Form: 9

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off when 66-1 for a Punchestown bumper on debut last month; watching brief advised for now.

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0

17

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Lodge Prince

10st 2lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: P F O’Donnell

First reserve; lightly-raced 6yo whose opening handicap effort at Roscommon was moderate; down 3lb but of limited appeal.

Form: 70

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Operates at a modest level on the Flat and poor form in two maiden hurdles since joining this yard.

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10th

9

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 60y

17:25 Roscommon

Eye Of The Dragon

11st 5lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Mrs Denise Foster

prominent, midfield when pecked on landing 4th, soon reminders, towards rear and pushed along after 5th, detached from 4 out, tailed off

66/1

11

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:45 Wexford

Eye Of The Dragon

11st 5lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Mrs Denise Foster

towards rear, some headway 4 out, pushed along and no impression after 3 out

33/1

12th

13

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 20y

18:30 Roscommon

Eye Of The Dragon

11st 2lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Mrs Denise Foster

towards rear of midfield, pushed along before 6th, outpaced when reminders after 4 out, soon no impression

50/1

Form: -30090 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bumper winner and looked promising last year but seems to have lost his way this winter and he was tailed off again at Navan last time.

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15th

12

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 24y

15:12 Naas

Sundrenched

11st 2lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: J J Lambe

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner; ran terribly in two handicap hurdles last month and makes no appeal.

100/1

Form: 00

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in two hurdle runs at massive odds so far.

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2nd

8

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Dont Talk

11st 4lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

prominent, challenging 3 out, led narrowly before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, carried right towards finish, headed final stride, hit rail just after line

100/30

13

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Dont Talk

10st 11lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Karl Thornton

Progressive in handicaps (two wins at this venue, including over this trip); fourth in a conditions race here last time; this will suit better.

10/1

4th

7

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Fairyhouse

Dont Talk

11st 4lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Karl Thornton

Thwarted in his hat-trick bid at Gowran last month; this looks like a tough assignment.

22/1

Form: 00

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in two maiden hurdles at triple-figure odds each time.

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0

14

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Mooney Boy

10st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Has had a few tries over this trip, not doing badly at Kilbeggan last month in first-time blinkers; cheekpieces back on here; others more likely but could acquit himself well.

12/1

Form:

Last run: 282 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off when 80-1 for a maiden hurdle at Punchestown in May last year; not a bad pedigree and may do better; off 282 days.

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9th

10

5th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Kilbeggan

Helios Smart

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Barry Connell

always towards rear, mistake 3 out, struggling 2 out

9/1

9th

12

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Helios Smart

11st 4lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Barry Connell

Form: 06

Last run: 146 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Poor performer on the Flat; made errors when tailed off in a maiden hurdle on debut in this sphere but there was a bit more promise when sixth of 11 (beaten 24l) at Punchestown in October; needs to build on that now; off 146 days.

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13

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

Our Patron Saint

10st 8lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Sarah Dawson

17-race maiden; beaten a long way out over hurdles last time and showed very little on sole chase start; blinkers now tried.

33/1

19th

22

19th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 120y

15:23 Punchestown

Our Patron Saint

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Sarah Dawson

towards rear of midfield

33/1

7

4th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 120y

15:15 Down Royal

Our Patron Saint

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Sarah Dawson

Poor maiden is out of his depth in this.

200/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Looks interesting on the strength of a debut win in a maiden point nearly a year ago, though his task was made easier by a faller at the last; two placed horses from that contest have won over hurdles in Britain and the market will be interesting on rules bow; bred for further.

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0

5

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Reserve Judgement

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Said to like good ground on which he won at Down Royal in the summer; Sligo fourth on soft was respectable and was in front when falling three out at Down Royal; poor run across the water last time; change of headgear.

9/1

6th

5

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:30 Musselburgh

Reserve Judgement

11st 7lb

J: Mr Alex Harvey

T: John C McConnell

in touch with leaders on outer, lost position and towards rear after 8th, pushed along briefly 10th

3/1

Form: 7877

Last run: 1 day

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Progressive on the Flat for Ken Condon; has hinted at ability over hurdles but makes jumping errors; might be one for handicaps at this stage; entered in 1.55 here, Sunday.

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11th

1

(4)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

17:10 Navan

Teed Up

10st 2lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Emmet Mullins

Six-time winner, including the valuable amateur handicap at Galway last year, following up over hurdles later in the week; off since beaten in the Naas November Handicap and might well come on for the run here.

12/1

11th

1

(4)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 31y

17:10 Naas

Teed Up

10st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Emmet Mullins

towards rear

12/1

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