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Connacht Tribune INH Flat Race

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  • 2m 1f 142y
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Connacht Tribune INH Flat Race

Runners: 19 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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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

10/1

  • Place: £7.00

Form: 4

Last run: 57 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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12

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Ahead Of The Posse

10st 7lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Tailed off in beginners' company before a respectable enough effort at Navan in Novemver; wears cheekpieces for his handicap chase debut and could be foolish to overlook.

10/1

7th

1

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

15:15 Navan

Ahead Of The Posse

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Handicap hurdle winner was 16l 3rd in a Tramore novice chase but tailed-off at Sligo since; out of his depth today.

100/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 5

Last run: 41 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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4

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

What Path

11st 6lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Won two staying events in the early part of the season on better ground but has met with defeat on all six starts since; has been competing in decent company but likely to be vulnerable in testing conditions.

10/1

4th

1

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

15:23 Thurles

What Path

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

jumped left on occasions, led

12/1

3rd

4

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 6f 110y

14:45 Thurles

What Path

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Won two staying events in the early part of the season on good-to-yielding; accounted for Easy Fella at Tipperary despite not jumping well; has not looked nearly as effective in more testing conditions, including when last of six behind stablemate High Class Hero at Listowel.

5/1

Form: 0528

Last run: 125 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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13th

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Mister Beeton

12st 2lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Shane Nolan

Won from 8lb lower at Punchestown last summer and only found one too good at Ballinrobe in follow up bid; below form at Listowel last time and has to prove he's as good on this ground; off 183 days.

22/1

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8

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Mister Beeton

11st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

Won at Punchestown over this trip before a fine run in defeat at Ballinrobe over a bit further; should go well even though he is up 2lb; best form on good ground.

7/1

2nd

3

14th Aug 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 157y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Mister Beeton

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

Roscommon maiden winner last summer and again showed a liking for decent ground when winning Punchestown handicap over just shy of 3m in June; 6lb higher but should be more to come.

5/1

Form: 9

Last run: 57 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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9

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

17:00 Listowel

Sky Sprinter

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Maiden in all spheres, though only had six runs; has been soundly beaten both chase starts; yard second-string.

25/1

3rd

4

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

17:53 Killarney

Sky Sprinter

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

didn't always jump with fluency, raced in third, mistake 4 out

12/1

5th

9

14th Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Sky Sprinter

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

A modest level of ability in three bumpers and a maiden hurdle; back from a year off making chasing debut and has a lot to find.

12/1

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12th

9

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Maidenstreetprince

11st 7lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Lightly raced since Limerick maiden hurdle win in late 2022; never showed his face on handicap debut at Galway in October but was running really well until taking a purler two out at Cork (2m, soft/heavy) recently and that step forward, if none the worse, makes him of interest this time.

5/1

4

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Cork

Maidenstreetprince

11st 2lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

in touch with leaders, went third before 2nd

40/1

Form: 4477

Last run: 54 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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7th

12

19th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:25 Tipperary

Susans Sensation

11st 4lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Matthew J Smith

20/1

7th

12

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 142y

19:40 Ballinrobe

Susans Sensation

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Matthew J Smith

20/1

7th

14

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Susans Sensation

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Matthew J Smith

Showed ability in two bumpers but well-beaten behind a smart sort at Naas last month.

66/1

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5 yo Gelding

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1st

3

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 6f 111y

20:20 Galway

Thornleigh Frank

11st 10lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Mark Fahey

took keen hold, prominent, led before 6th, clear after 7th, reduced lead but good jump 2 out, ridden after last, kept on well but joined post, forced dead-heat

13/2

1st

3

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Thornleigh Frank

11st 10lb

J: Dillon Butler

T: Mark Fahey

prominent, went second after 2nd, led 3rd, clear 5th, not fluent 3 out, reduced lead approaching last, ridden and went clear again run-in

5/1

1st

6

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 165y

15:50 Downpatrick

Thornleigh Frank

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Mark Fahey

prominent, ridden and went third after last, soon led and ridden clear, comfortably

16/1

Form: 05

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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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: 2U-453

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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6th

1

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:12 Kilbeggan

Second Subaltern

12st 0lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Martin Brassil

prominent

7/1

Form:

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W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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1st

10

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 180y

17:40 Downpatrick

Kellys Birr

11st 5lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, headway into midfield halfway, pushed along but headway after 2 out, went fourth last, ridden and ran on well run-in, led towards finish

7/1

12th

9

22nd Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 31y

14:50 Punchestown

Kellys Birr

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Struggled in handicaps on her last couple of starts; tougher assignment here stepping back up in trip with blinkers.

20/1

Form: 47

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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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: 6

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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11th

9

20th Aug 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 100y

14:10 Killarney

Brians Greatescape

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: F Costello

never better than mid-division, not fluent 1st, jumped right 4th, no impression home straight

100/1

18th

3

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 59y

18:10 Galway

Brians Greatescape

12st 0lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: F Costello

never better than mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, weakened quickly 2f out

50/1

13th

3

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 142y

19:40 Ballinrobe

Brians Greatescape

12st 0lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: F Costello

25/1

Form: 508

Last run: 67 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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6

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Leis Fein

11st 9lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: V T O’Brien

midfield

16/1

9th

4

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 140y

16:40 Thurles

Leis Fein

11st 12lb

J: G B Noonan

T: V T O’Brien

Tailed off on recent comeback run here (3m); hard to fancy.

12/1

4th

3

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 132y

15:53 Thurles

Leis Fein

11st 4lb

J: G B Noonan

T: V T O’Brien

Remote Ballinrobe fourth last May a step in the right direction but will be of more interest in handicaps.

50/1

Form: 5

Last run: 103 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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7th

6

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 180y

17:20 Punchestown

Harry Des Ongrais

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, nudged along and dropped to rear 2 out, ridden and no impression when mistake last

12/1

5th

3

8th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 0f 110y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Harry Des Ongrais

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won a maiden hurdle at Wexford in October but in behind Favori De Champdou twice since; better off at the weights this time but perhaps not enough; off 102 days.

17/2

3rd

2

27th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 0y

13:29 Limerick

Harry Des Ongrais

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, pushed along before 2 out, ridden but no extra after 2 out, mistake last

11/2

Form: 334

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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6th

5

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:28 Ayr

Kiki Badger

10st 13lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Anthony McCann

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in rear, headway into midfield 7th, not fluent and lost ground 4 out

10/1

4th

6

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

13:55 Fairyhouse

Kiki Badger

11st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Anthony McCann

Bumper/hurdles winner; fair third on first chase attempt at Galway, with the shorter-priced Annexation back in fifth; more on his plate now.

10/1

3rd

3

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

18:15 Galway

Kiki Badger

11st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Anthony McCann

pressed leader, joined leader after 6th, led narrowly 7th, headed and lost second from last, soon no extra, no match for first two

14/1

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2

12th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:45 Southwell

Policy Breaker

11st 13lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Irish raider; unplaced all seven hurdling starts, most recently when pulled up on handicap debut just eight days ago; makes chasing debut with a lot to prove but is still worth a glance in the betting; cheekpieces removed after one use.

14/1

4

4th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 95y

15:20 Kilbeggan

Policy Breaker

11st 7lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Beaten in the region of 30l in three maidens last month, so wasn't disgraced at all, and headgear on for handicap bow.

16/1

18

30th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 13y

19:30 Ballinrobe

Policy Breaker

11st 7lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Form: 5

Last run: 155 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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10

5th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:15 Tipperary

Majestic Mel

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: M J Tynan

Modest efforts in two bumpers so far; back down in trip here.

100/1

13th

16

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:15 Cork

Majestic Mel

11st 7lb

J: Mr T Power Roche

T: M J Tynan

16

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 142y

19:40 Ballinrobe

Majestic Mel

11st 7lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: M J Tynan

33/1

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10th

7

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Great Island

11st 4lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Eoin Griffin

Took a big rise in the ratings for a wide-margin C&D win handicap debut last September; the best of his five runs since then when third over 2m5f at Limerick; hard to be confident based on his last two starts.

14/1

14th

1

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Great Island

11st 13lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Eoin Griffin

midfield

10/1

7th

5

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 52y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Great Island

11st 5lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

midfield

7/1

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