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Blackwater (Q.R.) Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5453.78
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 5m 6s
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Blackwater (Q.R.) Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 519207 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

C&D winner; tailed off in his last two hurdle starts; has run okay over fences either side of those runs but needs a career best to defy this mark and might prefer the ground a bit softer than what is likely.

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9

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:10 Tramore

Thedancingfarrier

11st 12lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Paul Stephen Kiely

His three hurdle wins have been at Cork, the latest last month over 3m; effective at this trip and went close in a beginners' chase back at Cork in January; looks vulnerable elsewhere.

14/1

6th

8

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Thedancingfarrier

10st 5lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Paul Stephen Kiely

His three hurdle wins have all come at this track, his latest just 10 days ago over C&D in similar conditions; raised 5lb for that but has won off a 9lb higher mark before, so has to be considered again.

11/2

1st

8

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

17:08 Cork

Thedancingfarrier

11st 3lb

J: Ms A Power

T: Paul Stephen Kiely

raced wide, didn't always jump with fluency, soon midfield, headway going okay before 3 out, led and ridden from last, ran on

12/1

15/2

  • Place: £7.30

Form: 8-6005

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Best effort yet when fifth of 12 in a maiden hurdle at Thurles last time behind Mankhool; interesting on handicap debut with first-time blinkers fitted.

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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

9/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 905412 D BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Chased home Missiee before winning at Punchestown last month (runner-up won twice since) and only beaten a neck in her follow up bid; 4lb rise is justified and one to consider again.

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8th

8

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Indie Belle

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Widger

Better chaser than hurdler, rated 20lb lower in this sphere and just 1-18; might need this run with a view to going back over fences.

9/1

1st

11

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 50y

19:10 Punchestown

Indie Belle

10st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Widger

in touch with leaders, midfield when stumbled and nearly lost jockey after 7th

12/1

1st

4

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:35 Downpatrick

Indie Belle

11st 10lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Robert Widger

Tramore beginners' chase winner in December has been kept to hurdles since, running well on a couple of occasions, 3m looking too far last time; scope for improvement in first handicap chase with trip/ground to suit and capable claimer booked.

10/1

Form: 67-0U6

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

0-14 under Rules; unseated on chase debut in November but beaten 23l in a maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse last month; doesn't look well treated on recent form.

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9

9th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 182y

16:25 Thurles

Toor Hawk

11st 4lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ms M Flynn

A couple of good efforts to his credit on good ground; not seen since pulling up in a Cork handicap hurdle in October; others preferred.

25/1

11

16th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

14:30 Cork

Toor Hawk

11st 6lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Ms M Flynn

always towards rear, mistake and behind 8th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out

16/1

5th

10

2nd Oct 2022

Good

2m 6f 180y

14:45 Killarney

Toor Hawk

11st 0lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Ms M Flynn

in rear, pushed along before 3 out, some headway after 3 out, stayed on run-in, not reach leaders

16/1

Form: -76756

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Runner-up when producing a promising debut at Clonmel a year ago; didn't build on that but left some poor efforts behind when fifth of 14 on handicap debut on his penultimate start; however, tailed off again back at Clonmel since.

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0

9

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

16:22 Market Rasen

Coconut Tudor

10st 6lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Derek Shaw

Failed to show much for John Mackie last season and the same again in two runs for this yard; now tongue tied.

20/1

7th

7

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:05 Market Rasen

Coconut Tudor

10st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

Ex-Irish maiden; didn't show a great deal for John Mackie last season (four runs) and was pulled up on recent stable debut.

33/1

0

5

28th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

13:58 Worcester

Coconut Tudor

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

Maiden; runner-up twice over hurdles in Ireland but hasn't produced a great deal in four British starts (for John Mackie), the latest in a chase; better required on stable debut if he's to figure.

20/1

16/1

Form: 3P2710

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Gained second win over hurdles when bolting up at Tramore on his penultimate outing but 2m4f on heavy ground probably stretched his stamina 12 days ago from 8lb higher; same mark and better ground over this trip should suit.

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0

6

25th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Danegeld

11st 8lb

J: John Shinnick

T: J Morrison

A glimpse of promise in four chase starts but has been out of sorts in recent runs and isn't easily fancied.

28/1

15th

8

17th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

19:49 Tramore

Danegeld

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: J Morrison

Wins spaced between 2015 and 2022; out of sorts since the latter.

50/1

5

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 50y

18:00 Tramore

Danegeld

11st 9lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: J Morrison

Tailed off in both handicap chase starts so far and struggled back over hurdles last time.

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Form: 5551 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Has improved in a couple of recent starts in maiden hurdles; beaten roughly 6l at Gowran (2m, heavy) before impressive step forward in a Thurles maiden hurdle a fortnight ago when stepped up in trip; should improve and his opening mark is a workable one.

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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

Form: 06-295

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Went close in a maiden hurdle but hasn't managed to build on that in two subsequent handicaps; room for improvement in the jumping department and less exposed than most in here.

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8th

6

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:55 Cork

Barefoot Man

11st 10lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: Terence O’Brien

Went close in a maiden hurdle but hasn't managed to build on that in two subsequent handicaps; room for improvement in the jumping department and less exposed than most in here.

9/1

5th

1

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

15:40 Clonmel

Barefoot Man

12st 4lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: Terence O’Brien

Headed close home in a Limerick maiden hurdle in December; probably failed to see out the 3m at Punchestown last month and should be more at home over this trip with ground not an issue.

16/1

9th

1

17th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 40y

15:35 Punchestown

Barefoot Man

12st 0lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: Terence O’Brien

Upped his game considerably on testing ground at Limerick over Christmas when just touched off in maiden hurdle for horses who hadn't yet been placed under rules; step up to 3m from 2m3f an unknown but may well suit.

9/1

Form: 060

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Struggled having been tailed off in trio of maiden hurdles; up in trip for handicap debut.

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1

25th May 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:45 Wexford

Getaway Missile

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Down the field but not beaten far in a handicap hurdle at Cork in March; might just need to come down the handicap a little.

14/1

9th

12

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:55 Cork

Getaway Missile

11st 5lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Philip Fenton

Struggled having been tailed off in trio of maiden hurdles; up in trip for handicap debut.

14/1

1

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Limerick

Getaway Missile

12st 0lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Philip Fenton

Mildly progressive in a trio of maiden hurdles; more needed here but worth a market check.

25/1

Form: 871P61 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Left previous form behind when winning at Tramore earlier this year and bounced back from two lesser runs when winning competitive handicap at Gowran 12 days ago; more required from 6lb higher but should be in the mix again.

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5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 192y

13:55 Thurles

Missiee

11st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

prominent, lost ground and dropped to midfield halfway, weakened and pulled up before 5 out

8/1

3rd

5

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 65y

13:30 Fairyhouse

Missiee

11st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

4-19 over hurdles; fair fourth at Cork on latest, previously a moderate seventh at Limerick in December when bidding to repeat last season's success in a 2m4f mares' handicap hurdle; best run in 2023 when fourth behind the progressive Buddy One over 2m6f at Galway in October; lacks chasing experience.

8/1

Form: 304799

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

0-14; beaten a long way at Clonmel last month; best form has come over a bit further than this.

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12th

19

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 74y

15:05 Thurles

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10st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

in touch with leaders

Form: 7877

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Progressive on the Flat as a 3yo; seemingly hasn't taken to hurdles for this yard in four starts so far but might start improving now switched to handicaps; check the market.

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11th

1

(4)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

17:10 Navan

Teed Up

10st 2lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Emmet Mullins

Six-time winner, including the valuable amateur handicap at Galway last year, following up over hurdles later in the week; off since beaten in the Naas November Handicap and might well come on for the run here.

12/1

11th

1

(4)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 31y

17:10 Naas

Teed Up

10st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Emmet Mullins

towards rear

12/1

Form: 456-PP

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

A bit of promise a couple of seasons ago but pulled up in two starts since returning from 16 months off.

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2nd

12

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 160y

18:45 Downpatrick

Not May

10st 2lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

midfield

12/1

11th

14

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Not May

10st 8lb

J: Mr Finn Tegetmeier

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

midfield

20/1

Form: 6823UU CD

Last run: 151 days

W: 12st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Unseated over fences in his last couple of starts; C&D winner from 1lb lower last season and versatile with regards to ground but entitled to need this after 151 days off.

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10th

7

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Rebel Waltz

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: T J Nagle Jr

pressed leader, led from 2nd

9/1

6th

9

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Listowel

Rebel Waltz

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: T J Nagle Jr

Won a beginners' chase in June; some good runs over hurdles and fences in the meantime, latterly finishing behind Pepperocco and Midnight It Is in this discipline at Wexford; can jump better than he did that day as well.

10/1

5th

8

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 140y

18:55 Wexford

Rebel Waltz

11st 3lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: T J Nagle Jr

prominent early, in touch with leaders when not fluent 6th, prominent when jumped slightly left and bumped rival 2 out, not fluent last, no extra run-in

13/2

Form: 803888 D

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Has come down a long way in the weights since last win in 2017; probably needs further than this these days and best watched on yard debut.

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7th

3

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

19:28 Wexford

Hurricane Darwin

11st 12lb

J: Miss S Ahern

T: C W J Farrell

Veteran has shown that he retains a healthy appetite for racing in a range of events; three consecutive wins last year came in a cross-country race, a handicap hurdle and a handicap chase; no major sign of a decline in form this year.

10/1

4th

3

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Hurricane Darwin

12st 3lb

J: Mr B O Walsh

T: C W J Farrell

Veteran has been in great form since joining this yard last season, starting off with a victory in this event at the main expense of Stealthy Tom; picked up handicap wins last autumn, one of them over hurdles; has continued to show enthusiasm, most recently when highly tied in a Grade 2 contest at Navan; holds a leading chance.

4/1

3rd

4

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 90y

15:25 Navan

Hurricane Darwin

11st 3lb

J: Mr S Cavanagh

T: C W J Farrell

Veteran has been in great form since joining this yard a year ago, winning three times and running a solid second at Gowran last time; however, he is out of his depth in this company.

50/1

Form: 330-45 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

His losing run goes back to 2017 but often runs well in defeat and he probably needed his return from four months off at Thurles a fortnight ago; on a good mark and has run well here before.

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1

12th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:45 Southwell

Shar Whats Therush

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

Had modest strike-rate when trained in Ireland and not seen since running poorly over hurdles in first-time cheekpieces (now discarded) 14 months ago; however, switches back to chasing on a good mark for respected new stable and market support will make him of significant interest.

7/1

13th

13

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

15:38 Limerick

Shar Whats Therush

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Donal Hassett

4

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:55 Cork

Shar Whats Therush

11st 12lb

J: Mr Romain Lemiere

T: Donal Hassett

His losing run goes back to 2017 but often runs well in defeat and he probably needed his return from four months off at Thurles a fortnight ago; on a good mark and has run well here before.

12/1

Form: 6-7070

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Showed a bit of promise when sixth in a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle nearly a year ago; struggled since and shown nothing over fences on his last two starts; remains best watched for now.

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2

17th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

18:15 Tramore

Didntsleepawink

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

midfield, pushed along briefly after 1st, fell 2nd

16/1

6

11th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Cork

Didntsleepawink

11st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

always towards rear, pushed along and became detached after 4 out, pulled up 3 out

16/1

7th

19

5th May 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:45 Tipperary

Didntsleepawink

11st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

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Payout
Exacta €9917.00
Straight Forecast €2877.20
Tricast €9493.30
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mankhool

The Irish Sun:

Indie Belle

RP Ratings (IRE):

Mankhool

POSTDATA:

Mankhool