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ThurlesRaces.ie Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 0f 98y
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 4m 10s
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ThurlesRaces.ie Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.40
  • Place: £1.10

Form: -66525

Last run: 74 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Went close when beaten 1l at Clonmel on his penultimate start and only beaten 11l when fifth of 26 in a novice handicap hurdle at Leopardstown since; interesting back in a maiden but will need a career best.

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2nd

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Salamanca Bay

11st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

pulled hard, led, went clear 3rd, reduced lead when mistake 4th, good jump and went clear again 5th

11/4

1st

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:33 Ayr

Salamanca Bay

12st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

made all and travelled strongly, not fluent 1st, jumped right 2nd, not fluent 5th, going easily 3 out, good jump and went clear 2 out, shaken up run-in, unchallenged

9/4

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5/6

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 23-532 BF

Last run: 160 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Back to his best when beaten just a neck at Gowran when last seen in October; subsequent absence is a slight concern but he's the one to beat on form and gets his preferred ground again.

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7th

8

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

15:25 Chepstow

Showbusiness

11st 5lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Ex-Irish 6yo; well beaten over hurdles on stable debut in May but, following a break, made good start to chasing career when clear second over C&D (soft) last month; nudged up only 1lb for that and will be a very tough nut to crack if in similar form.

7/2

2nd

3

24th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:05 Chepstow

Showbusiness

11st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Won a Punchestown maiden hurdle for Gordon Elliott in May 2022 (2m, good), matching his peak RPR in the process; well beaten at Ffos Las in May on his stable debut; suspicion he'll need marked improvement for fences if he's to defy this mark.

25/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 40-322

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Consistent in bumpers/maiden hurdles so far; distant runner-up again at Down Royal last time and that form has a solid look about it; bit more required here but yard are hitting form and he's one to consider.

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3

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Kings Keeper

11st 6lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Runs off a mark fully 10lb lower than when winning over hurdles at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) in January 2023; however, he's been a long way below that level this season over fences and the first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) need to prompt major improvement.

13/2

4th

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

14:52 Hereford

Kings Keeper

11st 5lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Hurdle winner of 5lb higher in early 2023; entitled to have needed the run when well-held fifth on return to chasing in November but dropped away very tamely in straight at Chepstow in January and comes here with some questions to answer.

9/2

0

1

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Kings Keeper

12st 2lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

held up in rear, outpaced 4 out

7/1

Form: 89582

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Best effort when 27l second of 18 in a maiden hurdle here last month, outrunning odds of 80-1; shaped like he might want a step back up in trip that day.

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1st

4

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 130y

15:55 Galway

Listentillitellyea

11st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

No wins but five seconds from 20 starts over hurdles; has a bit to find with Makfils on Sligo running, but previous Ballinrobe second was encouraging.

6/1

6th

1

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 93y

17:40 Sligo

Listentillitellyea

12st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

No wins but five seconds from 19 starts over hurdles; good run behind the in-form Presenting Lad at Ballinrobe last time; fair chance of reaching the money.

6/1

Form: 4500

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Promise in two bumpers but beaten a long way in a couple of starts over hurdles so far at triple figure odds.

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No Results Found

Form: 7P

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off when 200s for a maiden hurdle on debut and pulled up here last time; down markedly in trip but impossible to fancy.

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15th

12

20th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 201y

15:06 Naas

Johnny Clarke

11st 11lb

J: Mr D M Fitzgerald

T: W J Burke

midfield

10/1

7th

6

8th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:35 Clonmel

Johnny Clarke

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: W J Burke

took keen hold, prominent

11/2

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Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Jeremy mare; half-sister to point winner Royal Haslar; dam bumper/3m hurdle winner, half-sister to 1m4f AW Flat/2m hurdle winner Cashaplenty; unlikely winning newcomer.

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12th

6

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 191y

19:43 Roscommon

Mrs Macker

11st 7lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Ms M Flynn

towards rear of midfield

33/1

5

22nd Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 100y

16:35 Punchestown

Mrs Macker

11st 7lb

J: Derek Thomas McGrath

T: Ms M Flynn

Minor promise when a distant fourth in a Thurles maiden hurdle second time out but poor form twice since; progress possible now handicapping back up in trip.

20/1

100/1

Form: 068P

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a bumper and shown nothing in three subsequent runs over hurdles at triple figure odds.

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0

13

28th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:52 Galway

Back The West

10st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: I Madden

Tailed-off in this race on testing ground last year and only one run since; best watched.

40/1

10th

17

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

16:52 Naas

Back The West

10st 13lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: I Madden

Best form is on better ground than this and he was tailed off on heavy at Galway when last seen; off 152 days.

40/1

Form:

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Last of 17 and beaten a long way out when 250-1 for her debut last week.

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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

Form: 00

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won twice on the Flat in 2016; missed all of 2020 and really struggled for form since; tailed off at huge prices in two runs in maiden hurdles so far.

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9

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 50y

16:20 Cork

Lustrous Light

11st 12lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: J Motherway

66/1

10th

1

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

15:00 Thurles

Lustrous Light

11st 12lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: J Motherway

Won twice on the Flat in 2016; missed all of 2020 and really struggled for form since; tailed off at huge prices in two runs in maiden hurdles so far.

100/1

12th

2

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Limerick

Lustrous Light

12st 0lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: J Motherway

Useful on the Flat early in his career; however, struggled on the level this term and can't be recommended after a low-key hurdle debut last week when 150-1.

100/1

Form: P70

Last run: 171 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Struggled with her jumping in both runs over hurdles; best watched on return from 171 days off.

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8th

10

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

20:00 Down Royal

One More Lass

11st 5lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Ms M Flynn

15-race maiden; arrives in poor form and was tailed off at Limerick last week; stamina to prove at this trip; wears first-time tongue-tie.

50/1

11th

16

26th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:45 Limerick

One More Lass

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ms M Flynn

Her third at Thurles in March was remote and she's finished tailed off in her two runs since; others preferred

33/1

17

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

17:20 Punchestown

One More Lass

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ms M Flynn

First reserve; her third at Thurles in March was remote and she's finished tailed off in her two runs since.

Form:

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off when 250-1 for his debut last month and hard to recommend on that evidence.

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11th

9

29th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 198y

13:15 Clonmel

Ballycastle Brat

10st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: L Young

in rear, soon pushed along, some headway halfway, soon reminders, became detached before 5 out, tailed off

50/1

8th

14

16th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 165y

15:00 Downpatrick

Ballycastle Brat

11st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: L Young

prominent, pushed along and weakened after 2 out, soon in rear, no chance when not fluent last, finished 9th, placed 8th

40/1

14th

13

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 14y

18:00 Ballinrobe

Ballycastle Brat

10st 13lb

J: Evan Dwan

T: L Young

held up in behind leaders, dropped to midfield when pushed along before 2 out, ridden and weakened after 2 out

40/1

Form: 7-000

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Poor form in points and shown nothing in maiden hurdles so far; yard hitting form.

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4th

2

16th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 126y

16:35 Tramore

Tyre Kicker

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear of midfield

4/1

1st

5

5th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:20 Leopardstown

Tyre Kicker

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Really getting the hang of things over fences with handicap wins at Tramore and even more impressively at Fairyhouse; up 19lb for those two wins but taking a huge drop in trip here on good ground which looks a negative; looks beatable.

7/2

1st

4

28th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 110y

13:36 Fairyhouse

Tyre Kicker

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear, headway 13th, pressed leaders on far side of group going okay 4 out, jumped slightly right when went second 2 out, led last, soon shaken up, stayed on towards finish, won going away

3/1

Form: 000

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten huge distances in three runs so far; can't recommend.

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4

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

15:00 Thurles

Duffys Fortune

11st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Beaten huge distances in three runs so far; can't recommend.

100/1

16th

5

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:55 Clonmel

Duffys Fortune

11st 12lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Tailed off last of 11 at Thurles; similar at Naas when jumped badly; safely ruled out.

200/1

Form: 00

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First reserve; tailed off in two runs at huge odds.

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8th

5

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

13:35 Market Rasen

A Dublin Job

11st 10lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Harry Derham

midfield, hit 4th

7/1

9th

1

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

15:37 Hereford

A Dublin Job

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Placed in three 3m handicaps when trained in Ireland; creditable third over 2m7f at Market Rasen (soft) on debut for new yard when sent off the 11-8 favourite; needs to find something on that form but clearly one to consider; tongue-tie returns with cheekpieces removed.

3/1

Form: 8

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second reserve; beaten 26l when 28-1 for his debut; may do better if he gets a run here.

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7

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

13:35 Killarney

Botanic Ridge

11st 4lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Arthur Goulding

Just a hint of ability in three maiden hurdles; returning from a long lay-off and handicaps will suit better.

100/1

12th

6

16th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Killarney

Botanic Ridge

11st 4lb

J: Ian Power

T: P C O’Connor

2

10th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 70y

14:47 Tramore

Botanic Ridge

11st 4lb

J: Jack Foley

T: P C O’Connor

Form: 89

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third reserve; only very minor promise in two starts at huge odds.

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4th

14

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Tipperary

Toon Town

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Poor last time but some decent runs in defeat earlier; chance if back to his best form after a break.

20/1

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