March 07 / 14.00 Leopardstown

14.00 Leopardstown

Yielding

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

  • Prize money: £6197.48
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 13 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

OR:

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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8th

8

20th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

14:40 Downpatrick

Prevaricate

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

A shade disappointing over hurdles before taking advantage of a good opportunity at Leopardstown two weeks ago; perhaps that might be the confidence booster he needed and he could take the beating here.

9/4

1st

9

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Leopardstown

Prevaricate

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

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.

4/6

4th

10

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 70y

14:50 Punchestown

Prevaricate

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Point winner; second in two of his three starts over hurdles; 2m Naas run in November better than recent Fairyhouse effort over 2m4f; should not be far away all the same.

5/1

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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2nd

4

4th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 90y

19:00 Roscommon

Firstman

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

prominent, led after 2nd, faced challenge 2 out, pushed along and headed last, ridden and went clear with winner run-in, kept on

5/2

13th

6

2nd Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 188y

17:05 Bellewstown

Firstman

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

always towards rear, beaten when mistake 4 out

10/1

4th

2

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Leopardstown

Firstman

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

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.

50/1

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

9

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Tramore

Lodge Prince

11st 4lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: P F O’Donnell

8th

6

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

13:15 Limerick

Lodge Prince

11st 12lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: P F O’Donnell

No real fireworks on bumper bow at Punchestown; some minor promise when fifth in Leopardstown maiden hurdle since but others preferred.

16/1

5th

6

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Leopardstown

Lodge Prince

11st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: P F O’Donnell

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

100/1

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

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

100/1

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

17th

12

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:55 Punchestown

Eye Of The Dragon

11st 6lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Mrs Denise Foster

In rear in a Dundalk handicap two months ago; only mild promise in maiden hurdles; may find her level.

16/1

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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1st

6

12th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

13:30 Ayr

Sundrenched

11st 6lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

1

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 52y

15:40 Naas

Sundrenched

12st 0lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

Smart bumper horse last season but hasn't shown nearly the same aptitude for hurdles in five maiden starts; however, he could improve now tackling handicaps off this mark, so a market check is advised.

9/1

7th

11

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Leopardstown

Sundrenched

11st 12lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

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.

8/1

Form: 00

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Tailed off in two hurdle runs at massive odds so far.
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14th

14

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:03 Limerick

Don’t Talk

11st 4lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Karl Thornton

Soundly beaten in three qualifying maidens, mildly encouraging last time; needs to settle better; watching brief entering handicaps.

20/1

8th

1

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Leopardstown

Don’t Talk

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

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

150/1

15th

7

12th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 131y

14:15 Naas

Don’t Talk

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

Out of contention when making a bad mistake at the second-last at Fairyhouse two weeks ago.

200/1

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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5th

10

8th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 110y

15:45 Wexford

Mooney Boy

10st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear, headway from 11th, ridden after 13th, outpaced after 3 out, kept on but well held from 2 out

33/1

11th

10

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:55 Punchestown

Mooney Boy

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Nothing in maidens (about 2m); unlikely to stay on paper.?

33/1

14

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Mooney Boy

11st 0lb

J: Conor Orr

T: P J Rothwell

First reserve; well held all 3 maiden starts (at huge odds) although some improvement last time at Leopardstown despite some ropey jumping; best watched on handicap bow.

Form: 0

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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12th

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

10/1

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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19th

16

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Punchestown

Our Patron Saint

11st 3lb

J: E Walsh

T: Sarah Dawson

No chance on form or of staying this trip on paper; best run was in a maiden here at least.

50/1

9th

11

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Down Royal

Our Patron Saint

11st 5lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: Sarah Dawson

Not disgraced in a Punchestown maiden hurdle in October but well beaten on his return at Leopardstown last week; probably wants better ground and others look more likely.

50/1

11th

8

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Leopardstown

Our Patron Saint

11st 12lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Sarah Dawson

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.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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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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9th

12

6th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Listowel

Reserve Judgement

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John C McConnell

towards rear of midfield, ridden and struggling after 3 out, never on terms

66/1

1st

9

28th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 50y

16:18 Punchestown

Reserve Judgement

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John C McConnell

Won divided 5yo point over a year back for John Berry sole start (runner-up 2-4 hurdling in Britain now); relatively cheap buy at £37,500; dam's progeny 0-14; respected stable.?

5/2

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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12th

2

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:55 Cork

Teed Up

12st 1lb

J: Mr Romain Lemiere

T: Emmet Mullins

Progressive on the Flat as a 3yo; seemingly hasn't taken to hurdles for this yard in four starts so far but might start improving now switched to handicaps; check the market.

13/2

12

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Leopardstown

Teed Up

11st 12lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Emmet Mullins

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.

16/1

7th

11

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Leopardstown

Teed Up

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Emmet Mullins

Rated 90 at his peak on the Flat for Ken Condon, winning three races and highly effective at around 1m; has made a low-key start to life over hurdles for this yard and now looks more like a handicap prospect than a likely maiden winner.

20/1

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