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16:10 Thurles

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Holycross Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 4f 218y
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 5m 40s
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Holycross Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.70
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 555

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Best of three efforts over hurdles when a close fifth in a 4yo contest at Gowran last month; has the allowances and the stable is hitting form; should go close.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

17th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 3

16:00 Newton Abbot

Mankhool

11st 3lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

led, briefly headed with one circuit to go, increased tempo before 6th, pushed along after 3 out, headed home turn, soon outpaced, hit 2 out, lost touch approaching last

25/1

6th

6

26th Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

13:30 Uttoxeter

Mankhool

11st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

midfield, niggled along towards rear 7th, outpaced and lost touch before 3 out, tailed off

7/1

9th

12

7th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

15:10 Cork

Mankhool

11st 0lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

20/1

11/2

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 0-66

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in a Punchestown bumper and maiden hurdle last month; showed enough there to suggest she can get into the shake-up in a contest like this.

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17th

8

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

16:52 Naas

Imperial Kate

11st 8lb

J: Eamonn Fitzgerald

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Runner-up in a maiden hurdle at Thurles last season; struggled since though, including in handicaps this term and no signs of a revival when tailed off at Punchestown last time.

33/1

12th

2

30th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 20y

16:17 Punchestown

Imperial Kate

11st 11lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Jarlath P Fahey

0-8 under Rules; up in trip; last seen finishing seventh over 2m1f at Down Royal a week ago; dropped 2lb; longer trip will suit better but doesn't look like she is ready to strike.

20/1

7th

6

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:50 Down Royal

Imperial Kate

11st 4lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Runner-up in a maiden hurdle at Thurles in March last term but hasn't built on that since and well held in handicaps on her last two starts.

33/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 5-047

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Decent fourth in a mares' bumper at Limerick at Christmas; soundly beaten at Naas since but has ability and cannot be dismissed.

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0

4

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

13:27 Limerick

Merry Moves

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mrs Grainne M O’Connor

Made a good fist of things on intial start over fences but largely downhill in the interim and she will need the big guns to underperform here to make a lasting impression.

66/1

8th

9

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 194y

15:00 Punchestown

Merry Moves

11st 3lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Mrs Grainne M O’Connor

Won 2m6f Limerick handicap in March off 87 (soft) for today's rider but disappointing until more encouraging third over this trip at Fairyhouse last month in today's headgear combination; one to consider.

10/1

Form: 57-96

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not beaten far in a trio of bumpers last spring; didn't seem to see out the 3m trip on his hurdles debut at Punchestown in January; could do better here back down in trip and a market watch is advisable.

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2nd

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 74y

15:05 Thurles

Friends N Commerce

11st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

led, headed and raced in second after 3rd, lost second last, rallied and went second again run-in, no match for winner

20/1

5th

1

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 73y

14:25 Punchestown

Friends N Commerce

12st 0lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

raced wide, prominent, joined leader before 3 out, bumped before 2 out

12/1

4th

7

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

Friends N Commerce

11st 7lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Patrick G Kelly

One of two runners for these connections; maiden has run creditably at times over hurdles and fences, including several times at this track; poor on handicap chase debut last time but could bounce back reverting to hurdles.

10/1

Form: /8-600

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in two efforts over hurdles and likely to come up short; first-time headgear tried.

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4th

7

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:27 Gowran Park

Highland Penny

10st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: R P Cody

midfield and pushed along briefly early, led after 1st, joined after 3rd, headed but close up before 4th, joined leaders home turn, outpaced when jumped slightly right and pushed along 2 out, soon no impression

3/1

1st

5

18th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Listowel

Highland Penny

11st 10lb

J: Jack Foley

T: R P Cody

soon led and made rest, 3 lengths ahead going okay before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, mistake last, kept on strongly, won going away

6/1

1st

5

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 30y

19:21 Tramore

Highland Penny

11st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: R P Cody

prominent, led after 2nd, reduced lead after 3 out, ridden and went clear again after 2 out, kept on strongly and went further clear run-in

16/1

Form: 80-707

Last run: 158 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in a Killarney maiden hurdle 10 months ago; off since tailed off at the same venue in October; cheekpieces tried here but others preferred.

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22

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

He Fitz In

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: D E Fitzgerald

Limerick winner three starts ago on heavy; 12lb out of the handicap; very hard to fancy despite the merit of rider's 5lb claim.

33/1

Form: 6407

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Showed ability in a couple of bumpers and not disgraced in a Punchestown maiden hurdle last month; not one to be dismissed.

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0

11

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Light Parade

11st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: W J Burke

towards rear, fell 4th

10/1

4th

12

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 175y

15:45 Punchestown

Light Parade

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: W J Burke

midfield

13/2

Form: 9-50

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ran well in a Fairyhouse bumper in November; ran too bad to be true on his hurdles debut at Navan in January and better can be expected.

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0

4

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

15:00 Catterick

Hollington

11st 11lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Reverted to rules at Sedgefield (2m1f) on Boxing Day and didn't run badly in fifth in that maiden hurdle; won two British point-to-points (2m4f/3m) in the first part of last year and he could be an improver now going back up in trip on his chase and handicap debut; interesting.

6/1

12/1

Form: 68U08

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Slight improvement in evidence at Fairyhouse last time; jumping still a cause for concern.

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7th

17

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 122y

19:08 Ballinrobe

Bidentime

10st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Noel G Hynds

First reserve; encouraging return (backed) on debut for this yard when beaten under 10l at Punchestown but she barely went a yard at Sligo; cheekpieces could help.

12th

13

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 194y

16:20 Sligo

Bidentime

11st 1lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Noel G Hynds

in rear throughout

4/1

4th

11

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

17:20 Punchestown

Bidentime

11st 1lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Noel G Hynds

Ran quite well on his chase debut two starts back but was tailed off next time and now returns to hurdling for his new yard; others safer.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 049

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Eyecatching effort despite a couple of late mistakes in a Naas maiden hurdle last month; below that at Punchestown two weeks ago but this is decidedly weak and a repeat of his Naas run would make him very hard to beat.

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8th

6

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:42 Southwell

Allbetsoff

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Last year's three wins were on good or good to soft at about 2m; seemed to see out the 2m4f fine here two weeks ago when just behind Pozo Emery; that was after quite a break so he might be sharper this time.

7/1

4th

11

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Allbetsoff

11st 2lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Won three 2m hurdle races last year (one here) but the latest was in plating company and he was below form on latest outing in November; not sure to be suited by this move back up in trip; others preferred.

16/1

Form: 0-900

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Little to recommend in a pair of bumpers and two maiden hurdles; makes little appeal.

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12th

5

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Punchestown

Autumn Philtre

12st 0lb

J: Mary Corcoran

T: Charles P Keegan

Point winner but modest track form; hard to fancy here

100/1

3

5th Jun 2022

Good

2m 2f 59y

14:10 Kilbeggan

Autumn Philtre

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Charles P Keegan

towards rear of midfield, nudged along before 4 out, some headway after 3 out, slow jump 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up approaching last

100/1

33/1

Form: 9680

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not disgraced in a couple of bumper outings but well beaten on his hurdles debut at Naas last month; others preferred.

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2nd

9

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:15 Perth

Busty Boy

10st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Daragh Bourke

No match for the winner on his return from a break at Newcastle but 2m4f was on the tight side and this is a better trip over which he won at Kelso in October (soft); not ideal being a shade out of the weights.

10/1

2nd

3

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:35 Newcastle

Busty Boy

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Daragh Bourke

raced in last

2/1

Form: 006

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Gradually improving over hurdles; not disgraced upped to 2m7f here last time and has an each-way chance.

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6th

1

1st May 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:12 Warwick

Dev Of Tara

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

prominent, ridden before 2 out, weakened approaching last

5/1

3rd

1

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

17:00 Market Rasen

Dev Of Tara

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Has run well since cheekpieces were tried on last two starts, winning at Fakenham (2m7f, good) and finishing a close third off the same mark at Southwell (3m2f, good); up 8lb and not sure to run as well on this softer ground with no cheekpieces.

6/4

Form: 96P-0

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not much in three runs last season and well beaten on his return at Navan last month; others far more likely.

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7

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 218y

16:10 Thurles

Ger Mac

11st 12lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: P G Fahey

Not much in three runs last season and well beaten on his return at Navan last month; others far more likely.

25/1

7

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

14:05 Punchestown

Ger Mac

11st 4lb

J: Adam Williams

T: P G Fahey

Nothing in his three runs last season to suggest he could feature; off for almost a year.

100/1

17th

5

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

1m 7f 170y

13:10 Navan

Ger Mac

11st 12lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

Struggled over further in two maiden hurdle outings last season, off for almost a year.

100/1

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Exacta €238.00
Straight Forecast €398.80
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mankhool

The Irish Sun:

Hollington

RP Ratings (IRE):

Mankhool

POSTDATA:

Mankhool