March 17 / 15.15 Down Royal

15.15 Down Royal

Soft

Powered By Bluegrass Novice Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7189.08
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 10 runners
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Powered By Bluegrass Novice Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £10.10
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 808021

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Improving sort in recent weeks; promising second at Punchestown beaten 4l, might have finished closer but for being hampered by a faller at the last; turned out again in a 3m Clonmel event the following week and won in convincing fashion; suited by testing conditions and can continue on the upgrade; still has a reasonable weight despite 10lb rise.
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16

27th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

17:40 Galway

Wild Hunt

11st 5lb

J: D G Hogan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Very progressive early this year with two wins and two seconds and very ground versatile; up 21lb in total and every chance that he could get involved here after a four month absence.

8/1

27

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Wild Hunt

10st 0lb

J: Reserve

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Third reserve; very progressive of late with two wins and two seconds, up 21lb in total; finished a place ahead of subsequent winner Bugs Moran when runner-up over 3m at Cork last time on good; 2m4f on decent ground could be a struggle.

20

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 110y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Wild Hunt

10st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

4/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 0-0621

Last run: 78 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Narrowly failed to land a gamble in a 2m4f Cork handicap in December; made no mistake in a less competitive contest over 2m3f at Limerick later in the month; up 12lb for that but on an upward curve with the stable continuing in good form.
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10th

17

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Womalko

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

Had been chasing before narrowly failed to land a gamble in a 2m4f Cork handicap in December, rectified matters in a less competitive contest over 2m3f at Limerick later in the month; went up 12lb for that and was no match for another improving sort at Down Royal a month ago; up another 2lb now, but might not be far away.

8/1

2nd

5

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Down Royal

Womalko

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Narrowly failed to land a gamble in a 2m4f Cork handicap in December; made no mistake in a less competitive contest over 2m3f at Limerick later in the month; up 12lb for that but on an upward curve with the stable continuing in good form.

4/1

9

30th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 156y

15:40 Naas

Womalko

11st 0lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Robert Tyner

Narrowly failed to land a punt in a Cork handicap hurdle last month, but made no mistake in a less competitive contest at Limerick later in the month; up 12lb for that but on an upward curve with the stable continuing in good form.

9/4

OUR TIP

3/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 12-14 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Caused a 25-1 upset in a Fairyhouse bumper on debut; showed that was no fluke when chasing home Kilcruit in Punchestown Grade 1 event; gained a smooth maiden hurdle success over 2m1f here at Christmas; did not really match expectations when raised in class in Naas event won by Ballymore candidate Journey With Me; valuable 7lb claimed here.
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3rd

1

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Down Royal

O’Toole

11st 12lb

J: Mr B G Crawford

T: S R B Crawford

Caused a 25-1 upset in a Fairyhouse bumper on debut; showed that was no fluke when chasing home Kilcruit in Punchestown Grade 1 event; gained a smooth maiden hurdle success over 2m1f here at Christmas; did not really match expectations when raised in class in Naas event won by Ballymore candidate Journey With Me; valuable 7lb claimed here.

3/1

4th

1

12th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:40 Naas

O’Toole

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Caused an upset when bolting up at 25-1 in a Fairyhouse bumper on debut; showed that was no fluke when chasing home Kilcruit in a Punchestown Grade 1 bumper; should be ready to take on more testing opposition and a longer trip following a smooth maiden hurdle success over 2m1f at Down Royal.

9/2

1st

2

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

O’Toole

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Caused an upset when bolting up at 25-1 in a Fairyhouse bumper on debut and showed that was no fluke when chasing home Kilcruit in a Punchestown Grade 1 bumper; winner got first run on him that day and he sets a solid standard on that level of form; the one to beat on debut over hurdles; off 242 days.

4/7

Form: -U8642 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
0-10 over hurdles and 0-19 overall, but is edging closer to a breakthrough win; good effort when fourth of 19 over 3m at Fairyhouse in January; even better last time when going desperately close over 2m5f at Navan, leading contender.
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1st

23

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 60y

14:30 Galway

Nathaniel’s Dream

10st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: A J Martin

held up in rear, hampered by faller 3 out, pushed along and some headway but still plenty to do before 2 out, ridden and went fourth approaching last, towards near side and led run-in, clear with one other and kept on well final 110yds, just prevailed

5th

6

19th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:55 Tipperary

Nathaniel’s Dream

11st 10lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

18

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Nathaniel’s Dream

10st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: A J Martin

Maiden under both codes but only just failed to get up over 2m5f at Navan two starts back; didn't really land a blow back in trip behind Wild Hunt at Down Royal but this longer trip could see him get a lot closer.

10/1

Form: 9-5110

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Backed up 2m3f Limerick maiden win with a clear-cut Naas handicap success win over the same trip; a combination of 9lb rise and a longer trip found him out at Fairyhouse last time.
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3

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 110y

15:30 Downpatrick

Paddys Planet

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

chased leaders, led before 5th, briefly headed after 4 out, good jump 3 out, soon pushed along, headed when mistake and fell 2 out

6/1

5th

9

29th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Paddys Planet

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ross O’Sullivan

20/1

Form: 25-787

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Good second in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle last season before getting turned over at odds-on in a Downpatrick bumper; needs to step up on the form of his first two handicap runs at Naas and Navan.
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5th

3

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

13:57 Stratford

Fire Squadron

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

towards rear, not fluent and niggled along briefly 7th, slow jump and ridden 11th, mistake and lost touch 3 out, tailed off

10/1

3rd

2

1st Jul 2022

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

14:00 Newton Abbot

Fire Squadron

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

jumped right on occasions, led, not fluent 1st, wandered on approach and blundered 5th, prominent when headed before 7th, ridden when lost second home turn, weakened before 2 out

3/1

3rd

2

3rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

13:50 Market Rasen

Fire Squadron

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

prominent, not fluent 4 out, soon nudged along, ridden before 2 out, soon outpaced and weakened

2/1

Form: 49011

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Juvenile has slotted into handicap company to good effect; got the better of Doctor Churchill (who ran in the Boodles at Cheltenham on Tuesday) at Punchestown in January, staying on gamely; coped with 6lb rise when getting up late at Naas; up another 6lb now.
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10th

10

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Justicialism

11st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: B R Hamilton

14/1

7th

6

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Down Royal

Justicialism

10st 11lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: B R Hamilton

Juvenile has slotted into handicap company to good effect; got the better of Doctor Churchill (who ran in the Boodles at Cheltenham on Tuesday) at Punchestown in January, staying on gamely; coped with 6lb rise when getting up late at Naas; up another 6lb now.

11/2

1st

4

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

15:30 Naas

Justicialism

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: B R Hamilton

Some minor promise in behind Fil Dor at Down Royal in October; couldn't build on that in two maiden hurdles but left those efforts behind when getting the better of Doctor Churchill on handicap debut last month, staying on gamely; more required from 6lb higher.

5/2

Form: 661P41 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Went up 7lb for winning a heavy-ground handicap hurdle at Clonmel in October; back to something like that form when fourth in first-time cheekpieces at Punchestown in January; showed a good attitude when scoring at Leopardstown 11 days ago; 6lb rise for that may find her out in a competitive race.
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9th

4

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 200y

18:30 Kilbeggan

Cute Cherry

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

10

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 64y

16:50 Clonmel

Cute Cherry

11st 5lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

112-rated hurdler won handicaps over this sort of trip here in October and at Leopardstown last month; dropped out on latest hurdles outing at Down Royal but half-sister to De Rasher Counter is interesting chase debutant.

11/2

8th

4

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Down Royal

Cute Cherry

11st 1lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Went up 7lb for winning a heavy-ground handicap hurdle at Clonmel in October; back to something like that form when fourth in first-time cheekpieces at Punchestown in January; showed a good attitude when scoring at Leopardstown 11 days ago; 6lb rise for that may find her out in a competitive race.

8/1

Form: 14430U

Last run: 60 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Long-priced Downpatrick maiden winner over a bit further than this last October; mixed form since then and has changed stable; Gowran third three starts ago was respectable; had dropped out of contention when unseating at Punchestown last time.
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13th

3

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

19:20 Tipperary

Kingston Retreat

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Sean O O’Brien

prominent, pressed leaders 3 out, soon pushed along and weakened quickly

13/2

1st

4

4th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 120y

14:25 Tramore

Kingston Retreat

11st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Sean O O’Brien

pressed leader, weakened and eased before 2 out, pulled up before last (jockey said gelding stopped quickly)

15/2

4th

3

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:45 Wexford

Kingston Retreat

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Sean O O’Brien

Off the mark in a maiden hurdle at Downpatrick in October but she hasn't really progressed from that run since; one of her better efforts when beaten roughly 5l at Clonmel earlier this month keeping on well; should appreciate going back up in trip here.

13/2

Form: 3-4096

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Faced a stiff task in a conditions race last time, this is more realistic but does not seem well handicapped on the evidence of early-season form at Downpatrick.
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6

3rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 80y

18:35 Down Royal

Sam Lorenzo

11st 9lb

J: Niall Moore

T: W J Bryson

keen to post, led, mistake 5th, not fluent 6th, joined when edged left after 3 out, pushed along and weakened before 2 out, no impression when brought down 2 out

14/1

4th

9

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 3f 55y

18:45 Downpatrick

Sam Lorenzo

11st 12lb

J: Mr N Gault

T: W J Bryson

40/1

9

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Down Royal

Sam Lorenzo

10st 4lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: W J Bryson

Faced a stiff task in a conditions race last time, this is more realistic but does not seem well handicapped on the evidence of early-season form at Downpatrick.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €320.00
Straight Forecast €556.10
Tricast €1225.10
Trifecta €766.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

O'Toole

POSTDATA:

Cute Cherry

RP Ratings (IRE):

Womalko

TOPSPEED:

Kingston Retreat

SPOTLIGHT:

Nathaniel's Dream