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13:55 Down Royal

Soft

Bluegrasshorsefeed.com Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 0f 190y
  • 20 runners
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Bluegrasshorsefeed.com Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

50/1 (Won)

  • Win: £108.60
  • Place: £18.80

Form: 5-66

Last run: 81 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in a couple of bumpers and not disgraced on his hurdles debut here over Christmas; more needed but could outrun his likely odds.

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12th

11

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Billable Grant

11st 6lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: C A McBratney

C&D maiden winner in 2022 was pulled-up on return in November and seems best watched for the time being.

33/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 1 D

Last run: 301 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not seen since readily landing a Tipperary bumper in May which worked out quite well; looked a prospect that day and could still be; market watch should prove worthwhile.

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8th

7

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:50 Wexford

Imperial Ruler

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Fairyhouse maiden hurdle winner two years ago; nothing of note in his form since 2022; trainer has a better chance with Bocelli's Voice.

20/1

12th

4

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Imperial Ruler

12st 0lb

J: Mr J P Sutton

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Fairyhouse maiden hurdle winner two years ago but badly out of form last year and makes little appeal.

50/1

20th

16

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Imperial Ruler

11st 7lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

midfield

33/1

33/1

  • Place: £34.10

Form: 07

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Low grade Flat handicapper; not disgraced on her second start over hurdles at Navan two weeks ago; others preferred though.

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5th

7

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Breagagh

11st 10lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

midfield, headway on outer 2 out, kept on well run-in, not reach leaders

10/1

3rd

6

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Breagagh

11st 10lb

J: Mr N Gault

T: S Michael Millar

Longstanding maiden has run respectably on the Flat lately but has been poor last twice over hurdles.

33/1

Form: 2-04

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Improved on his second start over hurdles when a good fourth to Highland Charge at Naas (just behind Perceval Legallois); improving and capable of getting into the shake-up here.

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1

4th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Arlo

11st 4lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

No wins in 12; nothing positive to report in two chases during the winter and probably needs to improve on his fourth in a maiden hurdle at Sedgefield, after which he was pulled up in a handicap hurdle with cheekpieces tried; now goes in blinkers.

10/1

2

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

14:07 Huntingdon

Arlo

12st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

11-race maiden; fair fourth in a maiden at Sedgefield last time (2m1f, soft) on his return to hurdling having had two unsuccessful runs over fences; cheekpieces now tried.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1-763 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Impressed on his bumper debut at Gowran 14 months ago; slower to come to hand over hurdles, best run was when third to subsequent winner Highland Charge in a Naas maiden hurdle last month; should not be far away.

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2nd

5

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Perceval Legallois

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

soon led

4/1

23

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Perceval Legallois

10st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a very competitive handicap hurdle over 3m at this meeting last year; jumped soundly when winning on his chase debut at Galway in October but confidence seemed to suffer after a fall at Cork the following month when jumping very poorly in the Drinmore at Fairyhouse; 3lb wrong here means he is effectively running off his hurdles mark and he can get involved with better jumping.

10/1

5th

4

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Perceval Legallois

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a valuable 3m handicap hurdle at Leopardstown in February, earning promotion to 135; jumped well and won easily on his chasing debut at Galway, though the runner-up suffered bad interference mid-race; in touch with the leaders when falling three out in Grade 3 Cork event won by shorter-priced stablemate Letsbeclearaboutit.

12/1

Form: -22789

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Narrowly beaten by Devil's Cut in a bumper here and runner-up at Limerick in December; soundly beaten since including on his hurdles debut at Naas; others preferred.

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3rd

14

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:07 Naas

Musta Lovea Lovea

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

A 16-race maiden but definite signs of progression this season, putting in a career-best effort when a solid third to good novices Slade Steel and King Of Kingsfield over 2m here in November; clear of the remainder when second to favourite Glen Kiln over C&D last month.

5/1

2nd

5

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 21y

14:30 Naas

Musta Lovea Lovea

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

15-race maiden but definite signs of progression this season, putting in a career-best effort when a good third to good novices Slade Steel and King Of Kingsfield over 2m here in November; new headgear tried and won't have to improve any to have a big chance if the step up in trip suits.

7/2

3rd

16

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:15 Naas

Musta Lovea Lovea

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Oliver McKiernan

prominent, soon went second, outpaced and lost second approaching last, kept on towards finish

20/1

Form: /757/3

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Off the track for almost two years before finishing a fine third in a Navan bumper in January; tongue-tie is left on here and an intriguing runner on his debut over hurdles.

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1st

1

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 4

16:25 Warwick

Fiston De Becon

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Dual hurdle winner who made it 2-5 over fences when completing a double at Hereford (2m, good to soft) last month; that was a three-runner race but he forged clear to beat a well-backed rival from the Nicholls yard and is open to more progress; big player.

11/8

1st

3

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 4

13:47 Hereford

Fiston De Becon

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Justified favouritism in four-runner field at Southwell (2m, soft; off 4lb lower) last month, opening his chase account at the fourth attempt; may build on that win and warrants respect.

6/4

1st

2

18th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:25 Southwell

Fiston De Becon

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Two hurdle wins were over 2m/2m2f on soft; fair efforts over fences, last time finishing a close third off this mark at Carlisle (2m4f, heavy); chance despite dropping in trip.

5/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Fifth foal; sister to bumper/2m-2m5f hurdle/chase winner Seddon; dam unraced half-sister to bumper/2m-2m4f hurdle winner Destiny's Gold out of sister to high-class staying chaser The Grey Monk; belated debutante and another who's pedigree suggests she will be better going up in trip.

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11th

20

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Watermelon Girl

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John C McConnell

Shown nothing since making her debut in March; looks reliant on cheekpieces.

33/1

18

29th Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:38 Galway

Watermelon Girl

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John C McConnell

Shown very little in six runs so far; back up in trip.

40/1

10th

16

1st Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:52 Gowran Park

Watermelon Girl

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John C McConnell

towards rear of midfield, pushed along briefly after 8th, towards rear when pushed along after 3 out, kept on, made no impression

100/1

Form: 09

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Six-time winner on the Flat in Britain; well beaten in two runs over hurdles and needs this for a handicap mark.

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9th

1

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

True Destiny

12st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

midfield, dropped to rear halfway

25/1

6th

11

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:35 Sligo

True Destiny

10st 10lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

Winner of six races on the Flat in Britain; in good form over hurdles this summer; C&D winner and a clear second under a big weight over 3m at Kilbeggan, both on decent ground; finished last in a Flat handicap at Galway on Friday.

6/1

100/1

Form: 8-

Last run: 455 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Big price when tailed off first time out in a bumper here 15 months ago; makes no appeal.

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0

2

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

11:53 Fairyhouse

Cross Court

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Modest hurdler who finished a remote eighth on his switch to chasing at Downpatrick; outclassed.

100/1

8th

1

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Cross Court

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Shown very little so far and hard to recommend on chase debut returning from seven months' absence for new yard.

20/1

Form: 299U

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second in a Navan bumper on debut in November; below par twice subsequently but was keeping on when unseating at Naas on his hurdles debut last month; not a forlorn hope.

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0

4

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 50y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Sixhandsinmypocket

11st 7lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

led, headed and prominent 2nd, lost position 8th, weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up home turn

14/1

0

8

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

14:30 Tramore

Sixhandsinmypocket

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

15-race maiden over hurdles; placed four times; made a bright start to chase career when third of 12 finishers over C&D last month; 14-1 chance when fell at the ninth in the Gowran race in which Noble Blue was second; first-time cheekpieces.

8/1

0

7

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:20 Gowran Park

Sixhandsinmypocket

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

prominent, in touch with leaders halfway, fell 9th

7/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam point/2m4f chase winner out of point winning half-sister to 3m hurdle winners Cherry Valley (also bumper winner) and Coolavanny Gaffer and bumper/2m3f-3m2f hurdle/chase scorer In The Rough; stoutly bred newcomer and best watched on debut.

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12th

15

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:55 Down Royal

Keep Er Country

10st 11lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Neil McKnight

Second foal; dam point/2m4f chase winner out of point winning half-sister to 3m hurdle winners Cherry Valley (also bumper winner) and Coolavanny Gaffer and bumper/2m3f-3m2f hurdle/chase scorer In The Rough; stoutly bred newcomer and best watched on debut.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third foal; dam unraced half-sister to useful bumper/2m5f hurdle winner Acronym, 2m4f chase winner The Cobbler Swayne and 2m3f/2m4f hurdle winner The Flickering Light out of half-sister to smart bumper/2m-2m5f jump winner Colonel Braxton; some useful winners in his pedigree and interesting to see what the market makes of him.

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4th

2

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 150y

16:20 Fairyhouse

The King Of Prs

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, headway and went third 8th, weakened before 2 out, lost third run-in

5/1

17

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

The King Of Prs

10st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Made a bright start over fences with wins in a maiden at Wexford (2m, heavy) and a novice at Limerick (2m1f, soft to heavy) at the end of 2023; creditable third to First Flow in 2m Lingfield handicap (soft) next time but a lesser effort at Thurles since needs forgiving; has first-time cheekpieces added to the tongue-strap he's worn since chasing.

25/1

6th

1

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 158y

13:53 Thurles

The King Of Prs

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, not fluent 1st, brief headway 3 out, steadied 2 out, soon weakened

3/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam French Listed-placed 2m2f-2m5f hurdle/chase winner, half-sister to smart 2m hurdle/chase winner North Hill Harvey out of 11.4f-2m winning half-sister to dam of very smart jumper Midnight Shadow; nice pedigree but probably best watched on debut.

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11th

12

6th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Closest To Heaven

10st 5lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

20/1

15

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 142y

16:30 Ballinrobe

Closest To Heaven

10st 5lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Gavin Cromwell

Showed more on second start at Naas eight days ago than on debut last month, but plenty more required to play a leading role now.

Form: 210-44 D

Last run: 181 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a Punchestown bumper and was placed against the best of the bumper crop last season; not as effective in two runs over hurdles last summer and best watched after six months off.

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No Results Found

Form: 3

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Was keen and very green on his debut at Navan two weeks ago but still showed a considerable engine in finishing third; that experience should have brought him on hugely and with the allowances he could be very hard to beat.

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7th

2

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:20 Bellewstown

Wrecking Ball Paul

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Paul Mulligan

led, soon clear, much reduced lead 3 out

13/2

14th

4

(4)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Wrecking Ball Paul

9st 8lb

J: R M Mulligan

T: Paul Mulligan

Winning hurdler; restrained when winning over 1m2f at Dundalk last month but was gifted an easy lead over 2m there and never saw another rival, scoring by an unchallenged 15l (opposing jockeys handed bans for how the race unfolded); headstrong individual who is likely to try something similar here.

14/1

1st

8

(5)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Wrecking Ball Paul

11st 9lb

J: Mr K P Healy

T: Paul Mulligan

made virtually all, went clear when took keen hold after 2f, went further clear before halfway, reduced lead but going okay under 2f out, shaken up final 110yds, pushed out, comfortably

20/1

Form: 04

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Seemed to see out the 2m6f quite well when fourth in a Navan maiden hurdle two weeks ago; drops back in trip here which he didn't seem to crying out for; others preferred.

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1st

7

18th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

16:07 Perth

Our Ted

10st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: S R B Crawford

prominent, ridden home turn, stayed on but held from 2 out

9/2

8

27th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 160y

19:10 Limerick

Our Ted

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Made a few errors in a four-runner novice at Perth on debut when third beaten 13l but enough promise in that effort to suggest he can go well again here and should improve for that run.

8/1

3rd

3

12th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

14:45 Perth

Our Ted

10st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Showed something when fourth in 2m6f Navan maiden hurdle in March but beaten out of sight all other starts under rules; cheekpieces now applied on chasing debut; hard to fancy.

33/1

Form: 10 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Touched off today's rival Musta Lovea Lovea in a bumper here last May; ran no race on his hurdles debut at Naas last month; a line can be put through that but still has a question to answer.

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1

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:55 Down Royal

Devils Cut

11st 12lb

J: Lee Page

T: Gordon Elliott

Touched off today's rival Musta Lovea Lovea in a bumper here last May; ran no race on his hurdles debut at Naas last month; a line can be put through that but still has a question to answer.

14/1

15th

3

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

16:00 Naas

Devils Cut

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Wasn't popular in the market when defying odds of 9-1 in a Downpatrick bumper on debut last May; that race hasn't produced any winners though so he will need progress to win this on hurdle debut; off 296 days.

5/1

1

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

1m 7f 170y

13:10 Navan

Devils Cut

11st 12lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Gordon Elliott

Overcame lack of experience when arriving late on the scene to win a Downpatrick bumper last May; hard to assess, but clearly demands all due respect in a maiden hurdle in which only a few make significant appeal.

7/2

Form: 9-575

Last run: 222 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in a quartet of bumpers for Willie Fitzpatrick; debuts for Seamus Fahey here after seven months off and probably best watched.

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4th

8

10th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 194y

14:10 Sligo

Vintage Writer

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Fahey

in touch with leaders, short of room on inner and lost ground after 4th, soon towards rear, pushed along and weakened from 3 out

4/1

8

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:15 Wexford

Vintage Writer

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Seamus Fahey

Looked beaten on stable debut when falling at Clonmel; could be capable of better; hood tried here.

25/1

Form:

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Got a little upset in the preliminaries before finishing tailed off at Navan on Saturday; makes no appeal.

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14

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:55 Down Royal

Wild River Dragon

11st 4lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Victor Wilson

Got a little upset in the preliminaries before finishing tailed off at Navan on Saturday; makes no appeal.

100/1

15th

10

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Navan

Wild River Dragon

11st 12lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: Victor Wilson

Cheap purchase; half-brother to an AW bumper/2m hurdle winner, dam won on Flat and placed over hurdles.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €5000.00
Straight Forecast €4904.20
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Wrecking Ball Paul

The Irish Sun:

Imperial Ruler

RP Ratings (IRE):

Wrecking Ball Paul

POSTDATA:

Wrecking Ball Paul