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17:15 Thurles

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Ballagh INH Flat Race

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 0f 98y
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 4m 5s
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Ballagh INH Flat Race

Runners: 12 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.60
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4 BF

Last run: 84 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sent off favourite when fourth of 14 in a Naas bumper and looked green both early and late in that contest; expect a big step forward from that here and yard have an excellent strike-rate in bumpers, particularly this term.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

3rd Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 111y

14:10 Galway

Sir Argus

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Jumping let him down consistently over flights until landing a 3m maiden hurdle at Cork over Easter; close third in a competitive Punchestown festival handicap hurdle when last seen; could well be the type of horse to pay much more respect to his fences; respected on his chase debut.

9/2

3rd

12

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Sir Argus

10st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

towards rear

14/1

1st

13

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

13:50 Cork

Sir Argus

11st 12lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

raced freely, led, headed and raced in second 1st, not fluent 7th, led again 10th, clear going best 3 out, awkward jump last, easily

7/4

4/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sholokhov gelding; closely related to bumper/2m4f-3m hurdle winner Blood Crazed Tiger; dam bumper winner, sister to winners Big Rob (fairly useful 2m-2m5f hurdle/chase) & Legal Glory (bumper/2m4f hurdle/2m7f chase); this looks like a suitable test and market should be revealing on debut.

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0

4

(6)

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Tramore

The Last Mardi

10st 5lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

slowly away, lost many lengths start, in rear, pulled up after 6f

2/1

5th

7

(10)

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 43y

17:40 Galway

The Last Mardi

11st 12lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, headway inside final furlong, ran on well towards finish, not reach leaders

8/1

1st

3

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Killarney

The Last Mardi

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Dual bumper winner; useful placed form including third at this venue last August and second at Ballinrobe in May, well clear of the remainder; sent off 1-4 favourite at Wexford last time but the outcome was still in doubt when he fell in the lead two out; should make amends.

11/10

20/1

  • Place: £7.40

Form: 9-4549

Last run: 84 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fairly consistent with RPRs in the 90s on his last four runs in bumpers; shapes like he may do better over a bit further.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

16:25 Plumpton

Shandancer

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear

6/1

7th

10

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

15:00 Uttoxeter

Shandancer

11st 4lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

midfield

9/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ocovango gelding; cost 13,000Euros as a foal; half-brother to point winner Walking The Walk; dam unraced half-sister to 2m2f-3m hurdle/smart chase winner Shining Gale; stoutly bred and likely to want further.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

11th May 2023

Soft

2m 3f 25y

18:18 Clonmel

Itso Vango

11st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Liz Doyle

Stepped up in trip to run with credit in a couple of maiden hurdles last summer; back in trip here in a first-time tongue-tie after nine months off; not discounted.

8/1

3rd

7

19th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Itso Vango

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

prominent, ridden 2 out, soon outpaced, kept on run-in

11/2

2nd

10

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:15 Limerick

Itso Vango

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, bit short of room then switched left before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, ridden and went second run-in, no match for winner

10/1

Form:

Last run: 96 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

50-1 when tailed off in a Navan bumper on debut; green that day and may do better but has plenty to find on form.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

5

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

12:20 Wincanton

Hunters Song

11st 8lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

led

16/1

8

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

17:50 Chepstow

Hunters Song

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Gary Brown

Second of 15 in handicap at Thurles (2m, yielding) in December is the best form in this field; however, it's also easily his best form; well beaten in 2m3f handicap here on recent British debut but he's still one to consider, with tongue-tie and cheekpieces both enlisted.

7/2

6th

9

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Hunters Song

11st 1lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

0-6 over hurdles when trained in Ireland but the form of his second of 15 at Thurles (2m, yielding) in December has been pretty well advertised by the winner since; market may guide on today's stable debut.

12/1

Form: 4

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Looked in need of the experience when fourth of 12 in Punchestown bumper on debut last month; a promisng enough effort; expect improvement.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

13:50 Downpatrick

Monrocher

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

led, faced challenge after 2 out, pushed along when headed and lost two places approaching last, ridden and weakened run-in

12/1

10th

7

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

16:30 Ballinrobe

Monrocher

11st 12lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

took keen hold, towards rear early, not fluent 1st, good headway after 4 out, pressed leaders when not fluent and pecked on landing 4th, ridden and weakened after 2 out

10/1

5th

7

13th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Kilbeggan

Monrocher

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

Promising to a degree in bumpers without threatening; shrewd trainer adds tongue tie; hard to fancy.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4

Last run: 44 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Poor form in points but left that behind when fourth in a bumper in January; may progress.

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Verdict Starting price

12th

6

26th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

A Million Bucks

11st 6lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Thomas Gibney

midfield

16/1

13th

18

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:05 Fairyhouse

A Million Bucks

10st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

prominent in chasing group

12/1

3rd

1

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 90y

14:18 Galway

A Million Bucks

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Inconsistent sort; placed in a bumper at Down Royal early in the year; also ran well to take third behind the two market principals in a maiden hurdle over 2m4f at Navan on latest, this race looks stronger.

10/1

Form: C0

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten when carried out on debut and tailed off at Punchestown since; plenty to find.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

10

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:50 Cork

Topothelane

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: J P O’Keeffe

Moderate hurdles form 2022/23 season; won Boulta open point-to-point in December but well held twice since; hard to fancy.

66/1

13th

17

29th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:17 Naas

Topothelane

11st 12lb

J: Ian Power

T: J P O’Keeffe

Tailed off when set a huge task in a conditions race on his seasonal debut at Clonmel; not a likely contender.

100/1

5th

7

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

13:50 Clonmel

Topothelane

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: J P O’Keeffe

Was in the process of running a fair race when falling in a 2m2f maiden hurdle here in March when last seen; looks out of his depth here though.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Snow Sky mare; cost 5,500Euros as a 4yo; half-sister to hurdle winners Scotch Quay (2m-2m2f) and Ballycallan Fame (2m3f); dam bumper/2m3f hurdle winner, closely related to 2m4f hurdle/2m6f chase winner Ifyoucouldseemenow; likely to need this on debut.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10

8th Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 168y

19:25 Ballinrobe

Snow Secret

11st 1lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: Peter Lawlor

took keen hold, midfield, hampered by faller 1st, jumped left 3rd, not fluent 4th, not fluent 5th, jumped badly left 7th, jumped badly left and unseated rider 5 out

50/1

9th

12

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

17:15 Thurles

Snow Secret

11st 7lb

J: Mr J F O’Meara

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Snow Sky mare; cost 5,500Euros as a 4yo; half-sister to hurdle winners Scotch Quay (2m-2m2f) and Ballycallan Fame (2m3f); dam bumper/2m3f hurdle winner, closely related to 2m4f hurdle/2m6f chase winner Ifyoucouldseemenow; likely to need this on debut.

33/1

50/1

Form:

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Looked like he may need further when tailed off at odds of 66-1 on debut and pedigree suggests he made need more of a stamina test.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 50y

15:05 Killarney

Galmar

11st 6lb

J: E Walsh

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Let down by jumping at Limerick last time but previous Tipperary third (over 3m) was a good effort; potential player if jumping better.

7/1

9th

8

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

19:05 Limerick

Galmar

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Not had many chances at staying trips and he finished third over 3m at Tipperary (good to yielding) three weeks ago; didn't look entirely straightforward in the closing stages but at least comes here in some form.

10/1

3rd

5

6th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Tipperary

Galmar

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

towards rear of midfield

16/1

Form: 2

Last run: 287 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Outran odds of 16-1 when beaten half a length in a Limerick bumper on debut and front two pulled a long way clear; the winner was well backed and looked like a nice prospect and it's interesting this gelding has been bought by these connections since; should go well; off 287 days.

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4th

1

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:15 Perth

Bellaney Lord

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Clear second to a smart horse on bumper debut in 2021 and looked set to be placed behind two useful rivals before penultimate-flight fall in maiden hurdle at Down Royal (2m1f, soft) in January; has very strong claims if judged on those exploits but his last two runs were very disappointing and it's hard to know what to expect from him here; wears a first-time hood.

4/1

4

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 98y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Bellaney Lord

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: S R B Crawford

Has proved disappointing since a good second to the talented Champ Kiely (147-rated, Ballymore third) on debut in a bumper at Limerick almost two years ago; pulled-up at Down Royal last month.

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Rock Of Gibraltar gelding; cost 15,000Euros as a foal; dam point/2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner, out of half-sister to 2m4f-3m1f hurdle/smart chase winner My Old Gold and prolific point/2m6f chase winner My Old Piano; will probably come into his own over further; check market.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

9

16th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

20:30 Killarney

Rock On Bundee

12st 0lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Patrick G Kelly

Never involved when pulled up on Thurles debut in March; can only be watched for now.

50/1

13

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:15 Cork

Rock On Bundee

12st 0lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Patrick G Kelly

7

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

17:15 Thurles

Rock On Bundee

12st 0lb

J: Ms T Roche

T: Patrick G Kelly

Rock Of Gibraltar gelding; cost 15,000Euros as a foal; dam point/2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner, out of half-sister to 2m4f-3m1f hurdle/smart chase winner My Old Gold and prolific point/2m6f chase winner My Old Piano; will probably come into his own over further; check market.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €120.00
Straight Forecast €184.60
Trifecta €2340.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sir Argus

The Irish Sun:

Monrocher

POSTDATA:

Bellaney Lord