April 17 / 14.35 Fairyhouse

14.35 Fairyhouse

Yielding

Cawley Furniture Novice Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £9915.97
  • 2m 4f 55y
  • 28 runners
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Cawley Furniture Novice Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 28 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

14/1 (Won)

Form: 336114 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Won a Sligo maiden over an extended 2m4f and proved that he stays well when winning over 2m7f at Killarney. may have needed Navan run last month after a break.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

9

31st May 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

17:35 Ballinrobe

Digby

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent, not fluent 5th, mistake 2 out, soon ridden and kept on, ran on but no extra run-in

9/2

1st

6

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Digby

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Won a Sligo maiden over an extended 2m4f and proved that he stays well when winning over 2m7f at Killarney. may have needed Navan run last month after a break.

14/1

4th

1

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 6f 90y

15:25 Navan

Digby

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Nicely progressive earlier this season, winning Sligo maiden and got the trip well to land Kilbeggan novice over today's trip on yielding-to-soft; type to keep improving although lack of a recent run a concern and this is the worse ground he has raced on.

10/1

Form: 32U720

Last run: 80 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Former German Flat winner; mixed form over hurdles, best judged on his second in a handicap at Punchestown in October and same placing in a 2m novice event at Limerick; question-mark after disappointing Gowran run in January.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

17th

6

(13)

24th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:18 Curragh

Auckland

9st 7lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Anthony Mullins

towards rear of midfield, pushed along and dropped to rear 3f out, soon ridden and detached, no extra from under 2f out

7/1

3rd

1

(9)

9th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 0y

20:15 Leopardstown

Auckland

10st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Anthony Mullins

held up in behind leaders, pushed along under 3f out, ridden when headway under 2f out, went second and made challenge inside final furlong, no extra inside final 110yds, lost second final strides

15/2

1st

1

16th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Killarney

Auckland

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

Form: 87/37 BF

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
In good hands for top owner; third in a 2m maiden hurdle at Cork before failing to justify market support at Naas on handicap debut; already beaten when making a bad mistake at the last; Harry Swan takes off 7lb, with Mark Walsh on Womalko.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7

7th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:45 Cork

The Tack Room

11st 11lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: John E Kiely

Very lightly raced 8yo is 0-5 hurdling but best effort yet on latest in 2m4f Fairyhouse novice handicap over Easter, keeping on well to dead-heat for third under today's rider; could well have more to offer.

11/2

3rd

16

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

The Tack Room

11st 0lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: John E Kiely

In good hands for top owner; third in a 2m maiden hurdle at Cork before failing to justify market support at Naas on handicap debut; already beaten when making a bad mistake at the last; Harry Swan takes off 7lb, with Mark Walsh on Womalko.

14/1

7th

7

30th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 156y

15:40 Naas

The Tack Room

11st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John E Kiely

Jumped poorly enough but ran quite well on his third maiden hurdle outing at Cork in November; lacks experience and might be best watched here but is not one to rule out.

7/1

Form: 4-321

Last run: 59 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Point winner in 2020; fair fourth in a bumper on his only start last season; placed over 2m4f on his first two maiden hurdle runs; beat a subsequent winner when taking a 2m Clonmel event last time; big weight, but rider's 5lb claim an asset.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Gracchus De Balme

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Point winner in 2020; fair fourth in a bumper on his only start last season; placed over 2m4f on his first two maiden hurdle runs; beat a subsequent winner when taking a 2m Clonmel event last time; big weight, but rider's 5lb claim an asset.

12/1

1st

8

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:55 Clonmel

Gracchus De Balme

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Point winner at Lisronagh in 2020; fair fourth in a bumper on his only start last season; has confirmed promise in two maiden hurdle outings over 2m4f at Navan; needs to settle a little better than when failing to cope with a Gordon Elliott-trained favourite last month; drop in trip may do the trick.

13/8

2nd

8

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:05 Navan

Gracchus De Balme

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Positively ridden on his hurdles debut over C&D last month before weakening late; should have come on for that and looks a leading contender here.

5/2

Form: 7841 CD

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Made a couple of mistakes when finishing in mid-field on hurdling debut in Naas event in which Killer Mode was second; won a C&D maiden hurdle with plenty in reserve but will need to jump more fluently now.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

13

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

L’yser

11st 3lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Barry Connell

Made a couple of mistakes when finishing in mid-field on hurdling debut in Naas event in which Killer Mode was second; won a C&D maiden hurdle with plenty in reserve but will need to jump more fluently now.

14/1

1st

7

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 50y

15:25 Fairyhouse

L’yser

12st 0lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: Barry Connell

Made a couple of mistakes when finishing in mid-field on hurdling debut at Naas; appeals as one who may be suited by 2m4f on evidence of staying-on 2m Punchestown fourth

4/1

4th

12

16th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:45 Punchestown

L’yser

12st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Barry Connell

Made a couple of mistakes when finishing in mid-field on hurdling debut at Naas; may improve

25/1

Form: -66991

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Up 7lb for an improved display that delivered a narrow Naas win at the main expense of The Grey Lad (second reserve); may find this too demanding, though slightly longer should not be a problem in view of how strongly he finished.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

23

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

West Is Awake

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Edward Cawley

Up 7lb for an improved display that delivered a narrow Naas win at the main expense of The Grey Lad (second reserve); may find this too demanding, though slightly longer should not be a problem in view of how strongly he finished.

14/1

1st

16

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

16:50 Naas

West Is Awake

11st 9lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Beaten 20l on handicap debut last time and will have to find improvement from that.

25/1

9th

13

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:48 Navan

West Is Awake

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Showed ability in a bumper and in three maiden hurdle runs; appears the yard's second string on handicap debut.

16/1

Form: 51213P CD BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Has blossomed over hurdles in recent months. with her handicap mark going up from a modest 83 to a current 104 as a result of two course wins at around this trip and two placings over further; failed to exploit a much lower chase mark last time, when she trainer balmed good ground for a lifeless display; needs to bounce back.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

3

26th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 100y

15:40 Punchestown

Memory Of Youth

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Progressed from low base in handicaps this season but takes a major jump in class here and loads to find on ratings.

66/1

7th

22

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Memory Of Youth

10st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Has blossomed over hurdles in recent months. with her handicap mark going up from a modest 83 to a current 104 as a result of two course wins at around this trip and two placings over further; failed to exploit a much lower chase mark last time, when she trainer balmed good ground for a lifeless display; needs to bounce back.

14/1

15

20th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 55y

16:20 Downpatrick

Memory Of Youth

10st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Has blossomed over hurdles in recent months; rated a mere 78 over fences and holds an outstanding chance off this mark

13/8

Form: 3402

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Ran in three maiden hurdles; showed that his handicap mark was almost spot-on when a neck second to West Is Awake at Naas; worth considering if getting a run; declared with a hood; second reserve.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

3rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 80y

18:35 Down Royal

The Grey Lad

11st 11lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Paul W Flynn

held up in midfield, in touch with leaders going okay before 3 out, keeping on when switched left and led narrowly before 2 out, pushed along when went clear approaching last, ridden and went further clear when ran on run-in

8/1

8th

27

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

The Grey Lad

10st 3lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Paul W Flynn

Ran in three maiden hurdles; showed that his handicap mark was almost spot-on when a neck second to West Is Awake at Naas; worth considering if getting a run; declared with a hood; second reserve.

2nd

15

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

16:50 Naas

The Grey Lad

11st 9lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Paul W Flynn

Similar efforts in three maiden hurdles; worth a market check today on handicap bow.

16/1

Form: 013314 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Started in handicap hurdles off a low base; was showing consistent form before fourth over fences on latest; now 5lb higher than for narrow Wexford win over 2m on heavy; has also won over 2m5f, so no worries about the trip.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

21

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Donnrua Dream

10st 9lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Started in handicap hurdles off a low base; was showing consistent form before fourth over fences on latest; now 5lb higher than for narrow Wexford win over 2m on heavy; has also won over 2m5f, so no worries about the trip.

12/1

4th

4

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 36y

16:03 Clonmel

Donnrua Dream

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Second of four runners for yard; now rated 106 after doubling his hurdle tally when winning a Wexford novices' handicap (2m; hvy) earlier this month; respected on chasing debut, so check market.

6/1

1st

5

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Wexford

Donnrua Dream

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has improved since handicapping, winning on handicap debut at Limerick (heavy, 2m5f) and not beaten far twice since; however, seems to have plenty of stamina and 2m might not be ideal for him here; up another 2lb.

6/1

8/1

Form: -06212

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
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.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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

Form: -71135

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Won handicaps over 2m6f at Navan and over 3m at Limerick for this rider; should strip fitter as a result of her recent outing at Wexford; possibly vulnerable at the shorter trip
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4

29th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Forgetthesurprise

11st 5lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Niall Madden

25/1

11th

10

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Forgetthesurprise

11st 5lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Niall Madden

Won handicaps over 2m6f at Navan and over 3m at Limerick for this rider; should strip fitter as a result of her recent outing at Wexford; possibly vulnerable at the shorter trip

16/1

2

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 6f 22y

18:10 Ballinrobe

Forgetthesurprise

11st 10lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Niall Madden

Form: 555174 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Won a 2m5f maiden hurdle at Thurles; improvement needed from his first two handicap starts; tends to make the odd mistake which could prove costly in this company.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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

12th

25

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Mankhool

10st 2lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Won a 2m5f maiden hurdle at Thurles; improvement needed from his first two handicap starts; tends to make the odd mistake which could prove costly in this company.

20/1

Form: 343210

Last run: 156 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Beaten favourite on a couple of occasions before winning a 2m maiden hurdle at Listowel last September; towards rear on handicap debut at Cheltenham in November and absent since.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

21

27th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 180y

15:40 Punchestown

Skippin Court

11st 2lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Peter Fahey

13th

14

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Skippin Court

11st 1lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

Beaten favourite on a couple of occasions before winning a 2m maiden hurdle at Listowel last September; towards rear on handicap debut at Cheltenham in November and absent since.

20/1

16th

4

12th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:00 Cheltenham

Skippin Court

11st 11lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

Kept on well to win 4yo maiden hurdle at Downpatrick (2m, good to yielding) in September on his fifth run; Irish trainer does well with his selective British raiders, and he's one to be interested in on handicap debut.

12/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 197 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Pulled-up at Ballindenisk last May on only point-to-point start; now goes straight into handicap company after a long-priced 2m4f maiden hurdle win at Gowran in October; relative inexperience a concern in a race of this nature.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

10th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

18:10 Clonmel

Willaston

12st 3lb

J: Mr R James

T: Louise G Lyons

midfield, headway and chased leaders 3 out, waiting for room on inner when switched left before 2 out, went second 2 out, ridden and lost second when jumped right last, no extra final 110yds

28/1

6th

9

29th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Willaston

11st 0lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: Louise G Lyons

20/1

Form: 151397

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden hurdle and a novice hurdle at Wexford last autumn; improved on that when third in a Grade 3 at Navan in November; has continued to keep company; now 10lb higher than when fifth in Listowel's Lartigue Hurdle on his last handicap start.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

15th

3

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Barnacullia

11st 13lb

J: Ben Mulligan

T: Michael Mulvany

Won a maiden hurdle and a novice hurdle at Wexford last autumn; improved on that when third in a Grade 3 at Navan in November; has continued to keep company; now 10lb higher than when fifth in Listowel's Lartigue Hurdle on his last handicap start.

16/1

7th

3

20th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

14:40 Downpatrick

Barnacullia

11st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Michael Mulvany

Won a maiden hurdle and a novice hurdle at Wexford in the autumn and improved on that when a good third in a Grade 3 at Navan in November; probably failed to stay the 2m7f on heavy at Limerick in December when last seen; acts on any ground and the drop back in trip will suit; shouldn't be far away.

8/1

9th

1

27th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Barnacullia

11st 5lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Michael Mulvany

Likeable type won twice at Wexford in the autumn and creditable third in Grade 3 over 2m4f at Navan last time (second has won since); that was a slowly-run affair and he may well improve for a greater test of stamina here.

8/1

Form: 8-1012 C BF

Last run: 101 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Reverted from unproductive spell chasing to land the odds in a 2m5f handicap hurdle at Punchestown last May; flopped at this venue in November on first run after a break; dramatically restored to form when winning over 3m here in January; ran at Clonmel five days later under fixed penalty, when mistake at last proved costly; now 16lb higher than for last win.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

15

5th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 60y

18:15 Tipperary

Full Noise

10st 6lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Ronan M P McNally

16th

20

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Full Noise

10st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ronan M P McNally

Reverted from unproductive spell chasing to land the odds in a 2m5f handicap hurdle at Punchestown last May; flopped at this venue in November on first run after a break; dramatically restored to form when winning over 3m here in January; ran at Clonmel five days later under fixed penalty, when mistake at last proved costly; now 16lb higher than for last win.

7/1

8

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

14:50 Clonmel

Full Noise

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Ronan M P McNally

Didn't seem to take to fences in three chase starts last season but has improved plenty over hurdles this term for his new yard; could be very well treated back in this sphere (rated 23lb higher over hurdles) on handicap chase debut and the one to beat.

4/5

OUR TIP

Form: 40-636

Last run: 64 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Ran well on the first of two bumper starts; has confirmed winning potential with a third placing in a maiden hurdle at Limerick; faced very demanding assignment against previous winners at Naas last time; first reserve.
Place /
No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

4

7th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

15:10 Cork

Huntingtown

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: E J O’Grady

7/1

1st

4

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:45 Kilbeggan

Huntingtown

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: E J O’Grady

26

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Huntingtown

10st 3lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: E J O’Grady

Ran well on the first of two bumper starts; has confirmed winning potential with a third placing in a maiden hurdle at Limerick; faced very demanding assignment against previous winners at Naas last time; first reserve.

Form: 9-044

Last run: 84 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Last two maiden hurdle runs have been quite encouraging but this looks challenging for a horse lacking previous handicap experience.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

2

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 150y

17:15 Wexford

Bells Life

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: E J O’Grady

led, clear 3rd, much reduced lead 6th, pushed along and faced challenge after 3 out, headed and weakened before 2 out

20/1

2nd

5

6th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Listowel

Bells Life

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: E J O’Grady

in touch with leaders, headway and chased leaders after 3 out, pushed along and went second before 2 out, made challenge last, ridden and wandered around run-in, held towards finish

7/1

24

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Bells Life

10st 4lb

J: Conor Orr

T: E J O’Grady

Last two maiden hurdle runs have been quite encouraging but this looks challenging for a horse lacking previous handicap experience.

25/1

Form: 70-118 BF

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Poor form over fences last season; well-supported winner of a 2m3f Naas maiden hurdle in December on seasonal debut beating a subsequent winner; won readily when sent back over fences at Navan in January; flopped under a penalty at Down Royal three days later; race presumably came too soon.
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15

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Routine Excellence

11st 0lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Poor form over fences last season; well-supported winner of a 2m3f Naas maiden hurdle in December on seasonal debut beating a subsequent winner; won readily when sent back over fences at Navan in January; flopped under a penalty at Down Royal three days later; race presumably came too soon.

10/1

1st

14

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Navan

Routine Excellence

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Winning pointer; nothing to recommend in four starts over fences but got off the mark in a Naas maiden hurdle last month from Monday's Punchestown winner Salmanino; could be very well handicapped here on his return to fences and makes plenty of appeal.

15/8

Form: 60-342

Last run: 235 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Fair hurdles form last summer, including Bellewstown second on good ground over roughly this trip; can be expected to show the benefit of a recent Flat run, not a bad effort in mid-division at Leopardstown.
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4th

15

19th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 90y

18:55 Tipperary

Clifftop

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: H Rogers

4th

2

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:30 Kilbeggan

Clifftop

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: H Rogers

8/1

19

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Clifftop

10st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: H Rogers

Fair hurdles form last summer, including Bellewstown second on good ground over roughly this trip; can be expected to show the benefit of a recent Flat run, not a bad effort in mid-division at Leopardstown.

16/1

Form: 512 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Placed in two point-to-points; made a satisfactory hurdling debut at Naas, staying on for fifth behind subsequent Albert Bartlett winner The Nice Guy; showed stamina in winning a 2m4f maiden at Leopardstown; let down by his jumping in 2m Naas event; will appreciate this return to longer trip.
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2

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Ballykeel

11st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Placed in two point-to-points; made a satisfactory hurdling debut at Naas, staying on for fifth behind subsequent Albert Bartlett winner The Nice Guy; showed stamina in winning a 2m4f maiden at Leopardstown; let down by his jumping in 2m Naas event; will appreciate this return to longer trip.

12/1

2nd

2

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 52y

15:05 Naas

Ballykeel

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Placed in two point-to-points 13 months apart for Colin McKeever; made a satisfactory hurdling debut over 2m3f at this venue, staying on for fifth behind the subsequent Albert Bartlett winner The Nice Guy; showed stamina in winning a 2m4f maiden at Leopardstown; shorter trip may not be ideal.

3/1

1st

2

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Leopardstown

Ballykeel

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Placed in two point-to-points 13 months apart for Colin McKeever; made a satisfactory hurdling debut at Naas five weeks ago, staying on for fifth behind the first four in the market; should be more competitive now,

3/1

Form: 30-625 BF

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Gowran fifth was disappointing in view of his 5-2 favourite status; solid chance on the basis of his previous Navan second, when he seemed to be given a lot to do, though rider Jack Kennedy reckoned he found very little of the bridle when it mattered; better ground may help now.
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2nd

6

3rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

17:25 Down Royal

Banks Boy

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in behind leaders, pressed leaders when jumped slightly left 3 out, went second before 2 out, nudged along when every chance after 2 out, ridden and hung right and no extra run-in, always held

11/2

12

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Banks Boy

11st 3lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Gowran fifth was disappointing in view of his 5-2 favourite status; solid chance on the basis of his previous Navan second, when he seemed to be given a lot to do, though rider Jack Kennedy reckoned he found very little of the bridle when it mattered; better ground may help now.

7/1

5th

7

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 40y

14:55 Gowran Park

Banks Boy

11st 5lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

Promise on debut and built on a promising enough return when stepped up in trip on handicap debut at Navan last month where he was beaten just half a length having been left with too much to do; up 6lb but still looks feasibly handicapped and he has fewer miles on the clock than most in here.

4/1

Form: 5-661

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Caused a big upset when winning a 2m1f maiden hurdle at Down Royal; hard to assess, though worth keeping an eye on the runner-up Imperial Rule who is due to run in the 2.00 event.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 110y

15:30 Downpatrick

Billable Grant

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: C A McBratney

always towards rear, slightly hampered 7th, minor headway after 5 out, not fluent 3 out, soon beaten

12/1

6th

3

28th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 170y

15:08 Punchestown

Billable Grant

11st 6lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: C A McBratney

Shock Down Royal winner ran shocker at Fairyhouse and looks out of his depth.

50/1

9

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Billable Grant

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: C A McBratney

Caused a big upset when winning a 2m1f maiden hurdle at Down Royal; hard to assess, though worth keeping an eye on the runner-up Imperial Rule who is due to run in the 2.00 event.

20/1

Form: -22403

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Showed ability in bumper, placed all three attempts; maiden hurdle form not strong enough to inspire confidence for his first handicap.
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3rd

6

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 165y

17:05 Downpatrick

The Flier Begley

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

2nd

8

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:20 Downpatrick

The Flier Begley

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

11/4

8

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

The Flier Begley

11st 7lb

J: Mr B G Crawford

T: S R B Crawford

Showed ability in bumper, placed all three attempts; maiden hurdle form not strong enough to inspire confidence for his first handicap.

25/1

Form: 7-513 C BF

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Improvement in maiden hurdles culminated in a decisive success in a maiden win over 2m in January; beaten favourite over the same distance here last time; new trip now; others preferred
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7

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Innovated

11st 7lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Improvement in maiden hurdles culminated in a decisive success in a maiden win over 2m in January; beaten favourite over the same distance here last time; new trip now; others preferred

20/1

3rd

3

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Fairyhouse

Innovated

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Gradual improvement in maiden hurdles culminated in quite a decisive success in a maiden hurdle here last month; hard to be confident about the stable runners at the moment but he comes here in winning form and looks capable of more improvement.

2/1

1st

9

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:24 Fairyhouse

Innovated

11st 6lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Green when seventh of 18 in a C&D maiden hurdle in November 2020; improved on that form but still made errors when fifth of 21 in a Navan maiden hurdle last month; more to come from him and entitled to come on for that run.

9/2

Form: 6031

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Odds-on Navan maiden hurdle winner over 2m last time; has been placed over 2m4f; lacks handicap experience, trainer also runs Ballykeel and Banks Boy, so worth checking how the market rates them.
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5

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Bodhisattva

11st 8lb

J: Robbie Power

T: Gordon Elliott

Odds-on Navan maiden hurdle winner over 2m last time; has been placed over 2m4f; lacks handicap experience, trainer also runs Ballykeel and Banks Boy, so worth checking how the market rates them.

16/1

1st

5

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Navan

Bodhisattva

11st 12lb

J: Robbie Power

T: Gordon Elliott

Little impact over 2m4f at this venue on first two starts; much improved over the same trip at Punchestown, staying on for third in a 20-runner contest; encouraging that he finished just in front of a well-fancied stablemate; has a senior rider aboard now with a claimer on the stable's other runner.

10/11

3rd

1

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Bodhisattva

11st 12lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

Unplaced in two 2m4f maiden hurdles at Navan; could be of interest when handicapped.

66/1

Form: -21237

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Won a Naas bumper in December; placed on his first two maiden hurdle outings, including second behind the useful Bronn; below best at Naas last time; plenty of weight here but cheekpieces and longer trip may help.
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4

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Killer Mode

11st 12lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Noel Meade

Won a Naas bumper in December; placed on his first two maiden hurdle outings, including second behind the useful Bronn; below best at Naas last time; plenty of weight here but cheekpieces and longer trip may help.

12/1

7th

7

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

16:30 Naas

Killer Mode

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Off the mark at the fourth attempt when winning a course bumper in December and has bettered that form in defeat since; went close on hurdle bow over 2m behind Bronn and the third from that race has boosted the form with a subsequent win; similar level of form when third in a Punchestown maiden hurdle last month; should be involved again.

7/2

3rd

10

16th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:45 Punchestown

Killer Mode

12st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Very solid form in bumpers, twice runner-up and a winner at Naas last month on fourth attempt; did well to spilt the Willie Mullins-trained favourite Bronn and the well-fancied Flame Bearer at Naas two weeks ago on hurdling debut; good chance of going one better.

15/8

Form: 3-0038

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Another possible runner for the trainer of West Is Awake; managed a good run in third behind Memory Of Youth here on his penultimate start; third reserve.
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28

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Chosen Diamond

10st 2lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Edward Cawley

Another possible runner for the trainer of West Is Awake; managed a good run in third behind Memory Of Youth here on his penultimate start; third reserve.

8th

12

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:48 Navan

Chosen Diamond

10st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Edward Cawley

Big run off 1lb lower at Fairyhouse last month; yard had a winner last week; live chance.

6/1

3rd

11

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 165y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Chosen Diamond

11st 3lb

J: Chris Timmons

T: Edward Cawley

Showed ability in a Limerick maiden hurdle in March; well beaten twice since including on his handicap debut at Limerick; others preferred.

33/1

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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Bodhisattva

RP Ratings (IRE):

L'yser

SPOTLIGHT:

Banks Boy

POSTDATA:

Ballykeel

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