March 10 / 15.00 Thurles

15.00 Thurles

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ThurlesRaces.ie Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 0f 98y
  • 17 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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7

8th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Salamanca Bay

11st 4lb

J: M P Fogarty

T: Jonathan Fogarty

Opened his account in Thurles maiden (yielding) last month, scoring by a very wide margin and showing improved form; however, has much more on his plate in these markedly deeper waters.

50/1

1st

8

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

15:00 Thurles

Salamanca Bay

11st 4lb

J: M P Fogarty

T: Jonathan Fogarty

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.

4/1

5th

14

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Salamanca Bay

10st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Jonathan Fogarty

Has showed a fair standard of form in maidens; second in a weak contest at Clonmel last time; this is a lot tougher.

20/1

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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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15th

10

28th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 50y

16:18 Punchestown

Showbusiness

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

RPRs 113 (good to yielding) last twice advertise claims; lacks a gear.

33/1

6

3rd May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Ayr

Showbusiness

11st 4lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gordon Elliott

3rd

15

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Showbusiness

11st 4lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Gordon Elliott

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 40-322

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

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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1st

9

8th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Wexford

Kings Keeper

11st 4lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, went second 2nd, led 5th, pushed along after 2 out, ridden and faced challenge last, pushed out and went clear run-in, comfortably

1/4

4th

6

6th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Kings Keeper

11st 4lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

9/4

9

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 1f 26y

16:50 Ballinrobe

Kings Keeper

11st 4lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Henry De Bromhead

Has been consistent in maiden hurdles so far; needs to up his game but this is perhaps easier than previous assignments; yard is in good form and he's one to keep in mind.

7/2

Form: 89582

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

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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2nd

2

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:35 Tipperary

Listentillitellyea

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

soon led, pushed along before 2 out, not fluent when headed 2 out, soon ridden and no chance with winner, well held when mistake last, kept on

8/1

3rd

9

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

13:55 Punchestown

Listentillitellyea

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Ran in several strong maidens last season; official rating of 105 suggests he can go close in a weak race; confidence diminished by his tame eclipse in a rated novice event at Cork last time; also a negative that his second and fourth placings were remote.

3/1

10th

9

7th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

15:10 Cork

Listentillitellyea

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

16/1

Form: 4500

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

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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12th

7

4th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 175y

13:15 Tramore

Lilian Bland

11st 6lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Niall Patrick Hennessy

prominent, lost position 3 out, ridden in rear and no impression before 2 out

16/1

4th

7

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

18:15 Wexford

Lilian Bland

11st 6lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Niall Patrick Hennessy

Some minor promise in bumpers but tailed off in trio of maiden hurdle starts; hard to recommend on form on handicap debut.

25/1

16

14th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

15:05 Wexford

Lilian Bland

11st 6lb

J: Sean Lewis

T: Niall Patrick Hennessy

Third reserve; beaten a long way in three maidens, bit keen last time at Thurles; of limited appeal now entering handicaps.

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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6th

5

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

15:00 Thurles

Johnny Clarke

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W J Burke

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

100/1

6

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 138y

16:15 Thurles

Johnny Clarke

11st 4lb

J: Mikey Hamill

T: W J Burke

200-1 when remote seventh on debut in Punchestown maiden in which The Waltzer was second.

66/1

7th

6

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 70y

14:50 Punchestown

Johnny Clarke

12st 0lb

J: Mikey Hamill

T: W J Burke

Home-bred newcomer; unraced dam has a decent pedigree; likely to need experience.

66/1

66/1

Form:

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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10th

7

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 50y

16:30 Wexford

Mrs Macker

11st 7lb

J: Ian Power

T: Ms M Flynn

4th

16

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 116y

16:02 Thurles

Mrs Macker

10st 11lb

J: Derek Thomas McGrath

T: Ms M Flynn

Eight-year-old, beaten almost 80l when making a belated debut at this venue nine days ago.

200/1

7th

13

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

15:00 Thurles

Mrs Macker

10st 11lb

J: Mr J P Kirwan

T: Ms M Flynn

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.

66/1

100/1

Form: 068P

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed off in a bumper and shown nothing in three subsequent runs over hurdles at triple figure odds.
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6th

9

5th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 95y

15:20 Kilbeggan

Back The West

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: I Madden

prominent in chasing group, ducked left and nearly lost jockey but good recovery 4th, headway and tracked leaders 2 out, soon pushed along, weakened approaching last

14/1

5th

1

5th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 70y

18:45 Tipperary

Back The West

11st 12lb

J: Richard Condon

T: I Madden

Ran okay in a Limerick handicap hurdle off 90 last month; always out the back on his chase debut at Kilbeggan last time and makes little appeal.

100/1

Form: 0

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

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

10th

6

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 61y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Elliedee

11st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: David Kenneth Budds

Recent Cork third (2m4f, good) represented a definite step in the right direction; needs more fluency in her jumping; one to consider on handicap debut.

12/1

Form: 00

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

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

100/1

Form: P70

Last run: 171 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR:

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

15th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:20 Wexford

One More Lass

10st 13lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Ms M Flynn

held up in rear, some headway after 3 out, keeping on when nudged along after 2 out, never on terms

10/1

3rd

13

4th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 120y

13:50 Tramore

One More Lass

11st 5lb

J: Ian Power

T: Ms M Flynn

towards rear, not fluent 6th, headway from 4 out, pushed along and in touch with leaders before 2 out, ridden and went third last, kept on

33/1

12

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:15 Wexford

One More Lass

11st 5lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: Ms M Flynn

Best run was probably last time when mid-division in a Thurles maiden hurdle in March; more needed here though.

25/1

100/1

Form: 0

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed off when 250-1 for his debut last month and hard to recommend on that evidence.
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14th

12

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 20y

18:30 Roscommon

Ballycastle Brat

11st 3lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: L Young

took keen hold, prominent early, dropped to midfield after 2nd, weakened after 6th, ridden and became detached after 4 out, soon tailed off

33/1

7th

9

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 30y

19:56 Tramore

Ballycastle Brat

11st 4lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: L Young

towards rear of midfield, going okay on outer from 3 out, pushed along and some headway before 2 out, weakened after 2 out, soon beaten

25/1

13th

5

12th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

18:10 Clonmel

Ballycastle Brat

11st 4lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: L Young

Tailed-off in three maiden hurdles and will need handicaps.

100/1

100/1

Form: 7-000

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Poor form in points and shown nothing in maiden hurdles so far; yard hitting form.
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1st

6

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Punchestown

Tyre Kicker

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Expensive 3yo with nice page; poor in maidens but showed ability in points and yard can land gamble with similar types; off a break.

7/1

13th

10

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

15:00 Thurles

Tyre Kicker

11st 4lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

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

100/1

11th

15

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

16:30 Naas

Tyre Kicker

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Gavin Cromwell

Modest form in points and beaten huge distances in two maiden hurdles so far.

150/1

Form: 000

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

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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3rd

12

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

19:50 Tipperary

A Dublin Job

11st 2lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Shane Ryder

didn't jump with fluency, pressed leader, jumped slightly right 5th, soon reminder and flashed tail, disputed lead after 5 out, mistake 3 out, soon briefly led, no chance with winner after 2 out, not fluent last

50/1

2nd

12

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 5f 60y

14:55 Downpatrick

A Dublin Job

11st 8lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: Shane Ryder

close up, chased leader 1st, pushed along after 2 out, soon outpaced, ridden and rallied then went second run-in, hung left towards finish, always held

10/1

11th

5

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Tramore

A Dublin Job

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Shane Ryder

Form: 8

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

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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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

16

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

15:00 Thurles

Botanic Ridge

11st 4lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: P C O’Connor

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

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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11th

11

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Gowran Park

Toon Town

11st 12lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John J Walsh

Tailed off in two maiden hurdles so far; has hinted at ability but might be one for handicaps at this point.

40/1

17

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

15:00 Thurles

Toon Town

11st 4lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: John J Walsh

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

9th

15

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:55 Clonmel

Toon Town

11st 12lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John J Walsh

Badly hampered at the first on debut at Thurles; not a bad effort in the circumstances; may improve.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta €153.00
Straight Forecast €87.50
Trifecta €211.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Kings Keeper

SPOTLIGHT:

Showbusiness

TOPSPEED:

Kings Keeper

POSTDATA:

Kings Keeper

The Irish Sun:

Showbusiness