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Ballygowan Opportunity Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 0f 100y
  • 19 runners
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Ballygowan Opportunity Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 22 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

(Won)

  • Win: £22.00
  • Place: £6.10

Form: 31367- D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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  • Place: £1.10

Form: 32-

Last run: 127 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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6th

2

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

17:25 Downpatrick

Flaming Moon

12st 1lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Decent on the Flat at up to 1m and won a Listed novice hurdle at Galway last year; starts off in handicap chases from a mark 6lb lower than his hurdles rating although the bare form of his two spins over fences earlier this month would suggest the handicapper could have been kinder.

11/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 32262-

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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7th

8

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

15:25 Chepstow

Showbusiness

11st 5lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Ex-Irish 6yo; well beaten over hurdles on stable debut in May but, following a break, made good start to chasing career when clear second over C&D (soft) last month; nudged up only 1lb for that and will be a very tough nut to crack if in similar form.

7/2

2nd

3

24th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:05 Chepstow

Showbusiness

11st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Won a Punchestown maiden hurdle for Gordon Elliott in May 2022 (2m, good), matching his peak RPR in the process; well beaten at Ffos Las in May on his stable debut; suspicion he'll need marked improvement for fences if he's to defy this mark.

25/1

Form: 3O-

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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1st

14

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Shoot First

10st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

midfield, headway when hit 3 out (usual 4 out), led 2 out, hung left when ridden run-in, kept on well

5/1

8th

2

21st Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:10 Listowel

Shoot First

11st 6lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

in rear, mistake 4th, not fluent 3 out, soon nudged along and, minor headway when ridden briefly and hung right home turn, kept on after last, made no telling impression

4/1

2nd

8

27th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

17:40 Galway

Shoot First

11st 8lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

towards rear of midfield, short of room and lost ground before 2 out, still plenty to do when switched left after 2 out, good headway approaching last, ridden and went second run-in, kept on strongly, did well in the circumstances

6/1

Form: 2814- D

Last run: 201 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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9

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

12:15 Ludlow

Esperti

10st 13lb

J: Mr James King

T: David Rees

Maiden winner in Ireland in August 2022 but nothing in four starts for this yard, including in a tongue-strap once; pulled up when last seen in August; top amateur booked but hard to summon up much enthusiasm.

33/1

0

1

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Esperti

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: David Rees

Maiden hurdle winner in Ireland but no worthwhile form for current yard, including when miles behind Sea The Clouds here last time.

20/1

8th

3

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

19:05 Worcester

Esperti

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: David Rees

Maiden hurdle winner at Kilbeggan last August; poor in two runs for this yard on either side of wind surgery, tried in a tongue-tie and a hood.

40/1

Form: 473- BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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4th

3

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

Freddie Robdal

11st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

held up in rear, headway before 3 out, weakened final 110yds

8/1

3rd

8

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 65y

13:05 Fairyhouse

Freddie Robdal

11st 1lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway towards far side before 2 out, switched left when challenging before last, no extra run-in

12/1

Form: S265-

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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4

24th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

19:50 Sedgefield

Helvic Princess

11st 9lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Hugh Burns

held up in behind leaders, dropped to last 3rd, outpaced 5th, soon became detached, well behind when pulled up before 2 out

25/1

7th

16

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:00 Kilbeggan

Helvic Princess

10st 5lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Noel Meade

Form: 5-

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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14

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Navan

Kinbrace

10st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: S R B Crawford

midfield, soon dropped to rear, ridden and lost touch after 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

25/1

10th

4

20th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 183y

14:05 Naas

Kinbrace

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: S R B Crawford

towards rear

25/1

Form: 00-

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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9th

10

5th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Kilbeggan

Helios Smart

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Barry Connell

always towards rear, mistake 3 out, struggling 2 out

9/1

9th

12

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Helios Smart

11st 4lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Barry Connell

Form: U9356-

Last run: 227 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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6th

10

(6)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 6

18:20 Catterick

Odd Venture

9st 1lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Won at Musselburgh last July (1m4f, good); hasn't been in the best of form, including over hurdles, since; best watched for now.

33/1

11th

9

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Odd Venture

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-Irish; dual Flat winner, the latest for this stable at Musselburgh in July (1m4f, good); disappointing since and showed just ordinary form over hurdles in Ireland; others look stronger.

33/1

11

(10)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Odd Venture

9st 4lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Poor strike-rate (2-38); hasn't kicked on positively since winning a low-key classified event at Musselburgh (1m4f, good) in July; nothing of any real significance on AW (0-9) and reportedly could go back over hurdles at some point.

25/1

Form: 09-

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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10th

3

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Ballinlough Gale

11st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, not fluent 4th

11/2

5th

7

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Ballinlough Gale

11st 3lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Only 1-31 overall and 0-15 as a hurdler; however, it's still early days with Gordon Elliott and he hit the frame here four weeks ago off this mark, albeit finishing some 13l off the winner; needs to find extra from somewhere.

7/1

3rd

4

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 139y

17:48 Ballinrobe

Ballinlough Gale

11st 10lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Fair sort on the Flat is 0-14 hurdling although went close off this sort of mark on a few occasions last summer on this sort of ground; two most recent efforts well below his best so needs to bounce back but quite possible given the drying ground.

7/1

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W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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17

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Cozone

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Matthew J Smith

midfield on outer

20/1

Form: 00-

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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4

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:42 Limerick

The Son Of Brega

11st 9lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Patrick Downey

Unplaced in three maiden hurdles, though not disgraced in a decent Down Royal event when last seen; is likely to need this run but keep an eye on the market anyway.

14/1

Form: U-

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

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6th

4

28th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 50y

16:18 Punchestown

Drayton Cross

11st 12lb

J: Miss F Leaney

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

Has modest Flat form; no better yet jumping.

100/1

14th

9

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Drayton Cross

11st 4lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

9

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Drayton Cross

11st 12lb

J: Miss F Leaney

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

Placed three times on the Flat, including twice for this rider; latecomer to hurdling.

50/1

Form: 0770-

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

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12th

1

(9)

30th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Ballykeeran

9st 11lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Gerard Michael Hussey

dwelt start, in rear and detached throughout, bucked repeatedly after 2f, never dangerous

100/1

14th

1

(5)

29th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 14y

18:00 Roscommon

Ballykeeran

10st 1lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Gerard Michael Hussey

slowly into stride, in rear throughout

100/1

9th

1

(9)

15th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 80y

19:00 Roscommon

Ballykeeran

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Gerard Michael Hussey

towards rear of midfield, pushed along under 3f out, no impression towards rear 2f out

100/1

Form: 0P-

Last run: 82 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

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11

26th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:25 Limerick

Miss Sunset

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Michael Hourigan

100/1

16th

18

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Miss Sunset

10st 11lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Gearoid Patrick Brouder

6

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Miss Sunset

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Gearoid Patrick Brouder

Completely tailed off first time out in a bumper at Punchestown last month.

200/1

Form: 9/0-

Last run: 330 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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7th

5

7th Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

14:32 Downpatrick

Backing Band

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

prominent, wandered on approach and not fluent 1st, soon towards rear, niggled along briefly after 5th, headway on outer when not fluent 3 out, soon pushed along, ridden and weakened after 2 out

12/1

3

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:02 Gowran Park

Backing Band

11st 9lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

Showed little in three maiden starts before shock win at Kilbeggan in May; soundly beaten in a handicap at Cork in July.

8/1

6

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

17:30 Sligo

Backing Band

10st 13lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

Showed little in three maiden starts before shock 25-1 win at Kilbeggan in May; soundly beaten in handicap company at Cork since; may fare better in this company but this is a tough ask.

12/1

Form: 734-

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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3rd

6

12th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 95y

17:35 Clonmel

Heathrow

11st 9lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

11

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Heathrow

11st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Form: 0-

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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14th

15

16th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Strong Whisper

11st 12lb

J: Melanie Horsman

T: Norman Lee

Shown little in three maiden runs and impossible to fancy.

66/1

11th

11

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:07 Limerick

Strong Whisper

11st 12lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

No impact in races over 2m and 2m6f last spring, can be left out of calculations.

66/1

10th

8

31st May 2022

Good

2m 6f 12y

17:05 Ballinrobe

Strong Whisper

11st 4lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

took keen hold, towards rear of midfield, midfield going okay after 3 out, not fluent when hampered 2 out, soon no impression

100/1

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4 yo Gelding

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15th

12

(12)

15th Jun 2023

Yielding

1m 1f 0y

20:00 Leopardstown

Superlike

9st 1lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Michael G Cleary

in touch with leaders

50/1

16th

18

(15)

8th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Leopardstown

Superlike

8st 7lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Michael G Cleary

Has run over a range of distances without showing winning potential; makes no appeal here from 5lb out of the handicap.

66/1

11th

11

(2)

16th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 182y

19:35 Killarney

Superlike

8st 7lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: Michael G Cleary

midfield

50/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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8

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

15:59 Uttoxeter

Celine Man

10st 10lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Henrietta C Knight

pressed leaders, briefly led 2nd, mistake 4th, not fluent and lost position briefly 9th, weakened quickly before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

14/1

7

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Celine Man

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Henrietta C Knight

The best of his five hurdle runs was his second in a Fakenham handicap in March over 2m4f, albeit beaten 12l; cheekpieces worn then are replaced by a tongue-tie; up in trip for new yard following a layoff.

8/1

Form: 7F-

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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13th

14

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Ghumama

11st 0lb

J: Mr M E McCrory

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear, jumped left 1st, jumped left 2nd

33/1

12th

5

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 110y

19:05 Bellewstown

Ghumama

11st 9lb

J: Mr M E McCrory

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear, slow jump 2nd

33/1

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Straight Forecast €628.90
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Flaming Moon

RP Ratings (IRE):

Freddie Robdal

POSTDATA:

Showbusiness

The Irish Sun:

Cozone

TOPSPEED:

Flaming Moon