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Ballygowan Opportunity Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 0f 100y
  • 22 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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12th

3

2nd Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 188y

17:35 Bellewstown

Gaelic Arc

11st 11lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: John Patrick Ryan

midfield, pushed along before 3 out, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened

5/1

1st

1

12th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 95y

17:00 Clonmel

Gaelic Arc

11st 13lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: John Patrick Ryan

Thurles bumper winner last November; also has placed bumper form involving top-class horses Minella Crooner and American Mike; according to trainer too keen when held up on hurdling debut; settled well when beating Flaming Moon at Down Royal; not certain to uphold that form.

1st

5

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Gaelic Arc

11st 12lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: John Patrick Ryan

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 32-

Last run: 127 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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2

28th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 50y

15:43 Punchestown

Flaming Moon

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Matthew J Smith

Would murder most of these on Flat form; fairer judged on consistent hurdling defeats until Clonmel fifth, looking as though something were slightly amiss; holds Flaming Moon on Down Royal form and solid chance of second.

3/1

5th

2

12th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 95y

17:00 Clonmel

Flaming Moon

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Matthew J Smith

Useful handicapper on Flat, and also Listed-placed, reaching a peak rating of 99; holds a leading chance on the basis of two hurdles runs last December, notably when second in a 21-runner Leopardstown contest; second to the long-priced Gaelic Arc at Down Royal ten days; overall form suggests he may emerge best of the pair now.

2nd

4

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Flaming Moon

11st 12lb

J: J B Kane

T: Matthew J Smith

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 32262-

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

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15th

10

28th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 50y

16:18 Punchestown

Showbusiness

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

RPRs 113 (good to yielding) last twice advertise claims; lacks a gear.

33/1

6

3rd May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Ayr

Showbusiness

11st 4lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gordon Elliott

3rd

15

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Showbusiness

11st 4lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Gordon Elliott

Form: 3O-

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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1st

8

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

18:45 Tipperary

Shoot First

11st 4lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: C Byrnes

midfield, minor headway when pushed along briefly after 4 out, pushed along when keeping on after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, ran on approaching last, led when went clear after last, comfortably

14/1

4th

14

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Shoot First

11st 4lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: C Byrnes

9

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:30 Kilbeggan

Shoot First

11st 4lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: C Byrnes

8/1

Form: 2814- D

Last run: 201 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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4th

4

2nd Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 188y

17:05 Bellewstown

Esperti

11st 12lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

held up in midfield, pushed along before 3 out, some headway before 2 out, ridden but no extra after 2 out

5/1

2nd

1

28th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 50y

15:43 Punchestown

Esperti

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

Listowel bumper winner then disappointed here; 9-2, pleasing hurdling/seasonal debut at Down Royal leaves him with lots to find with Flaming Moon alone; place chance.

6/1

5th

3

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Esperti

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Peter Fahey

Form: 473- BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

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9th

11

4th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 90y

19:00 Roscommon

Freddie Robdal

11st 4lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

always towards rear, pushed along after 4 out, soon no impression

14/1

3rd

7

4th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 175y

12:45 Tramore

Freddie Robdal

11st 4lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, smooth headway and prominent after 3 out, pushed along and went second before 2 out, ridden approaching last, no extra and lost second run-in

2/1

6th

10

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Freddie Robdal

11st 4lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Henry De Bromhead

Form: S265-

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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7th

16

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:00 Kilbeggan

Helvic Princess

10st 5lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Noel Meade

7th

19

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Helvic Princess

10st 5lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Noel Meade

5th

14

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 30y

16:15 Kilbeggan

Helvic Princess

10st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Form: 5-

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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8th

13

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Kinbrace

11st 4lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: S R B Crawford

5th

5

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

17:30 Naas

Kinbrace

11st 7lb

J: Mr B G Crawford

T: S R B Crawford

Capable yard; dam unraced half-sister to bumper/useful hurdle winner Jimmy Breekie; sire not achieved much with jumpers.

16/1

Form: 00-

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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12th

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

10/1

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

17

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:25 Kilbeggan

Helios Smart

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Barry Connell

Third reserve;

Form: U9356-

Last run: 227 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

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9

12th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 95y

17:35 Clonmel

Odd Venture

11st 7lb

J: Derek Thomas McGrath

T: R K Watson

10th

6

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Odd Venture

11st 12lb

J: Derek Thomas McGrath

T: R K Watson

13th

13

(20)

18th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 1f 110y

16:25 Gowran Park

Odd Venture

9st 1lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: R K Watson

Won at Cork in May (1m2f, yielding to soft) and fair fourth over same trip at Navan last time albeit beaten 9l; fairly exposed at this stage and place claims at best.

12/1

Form: 09-

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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3rd

7

4th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 90y

19:30 Roscommon

Ballinlough Gale

11st 11lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Patrick Martin

towards rear, good headway from 4 out, pushed along and went second 2 out, soon pressed leader, ridden and every chance when not fluent last, no extra and lost second run-in

10/1

9th

8

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:20 Downpatrick

Ballinlough Gale

11st 5lb

J: E Walsh

T: Patrick Martin

prominent, ridden and weakened quickly after 2 out

7/1

6th

11

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 165y

17:35 Downpatrick

Ballinlough Gale

11st 4lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Patrick Martin

1-14 on the Flat and rated 73 in that sphere; low-key form in two maiden hurdles at Fairyhouse last month but showed a bit more at Down Royal earlier in the month; stiff enough opening mark.

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W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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12th

2

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Cozone

11st 12lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Matthew J Smith

7th

1

(1)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

1m 5f 0y

17:21 Navan

Cozone

10st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Matthew J Smith

14/1

3

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:30 Kilbeggan

Cozone

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Matthew J Smith

20/1

Form: 00-

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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13

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

18:45 Wexford

The Son Of Brega

11st 8lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Patrick Downey

First reserve; modest form in trio of maiden hurdles, though showed a bit more last time; more needed on handicap debut.

23

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

The Son Of Brega

11st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Patrick Downey

Not an obvious contender on the evidence of three maiden hurdle outings; second reserve.

13th

17

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

The Son Of Brega

11st 4lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Patrick Downey

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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4

8th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Wexford

Ballykeeran

11st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Gerard Michael Hussey

towards rear of midfield, towards rear halfway, detached from 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

50/1

3

13th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Kilbeggan

Ballykeeran

11st 12lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Gerard Michael Hussey

Nearer last than first so far, 200s or bigger hurdling.

50/1

15th

8

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Ballykeeran

11st 4lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Gerard Michael Hussey

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: 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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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

10

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 61y

18:00 Ballinrobe

Strong Whisper

11st 4lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

Form: 9/0-

Last run: 330 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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1st

2

13th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Kilbeggan

Backing Band

11st 12lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

33s or bigger and quiet so far; not an obvious hope now.

16/1

7

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Backing Band

11st 4lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: Peter Fahey

17

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 30y

16:45 Kilbeggan

Backing Band

11st 12lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

Form:

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W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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9

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:00 Kilbeggan

Superlike

10st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

20

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Down Royal

Superlike

10st 12lb

J: Kevin A Murphy

T: Gordon Elliott

Form: 0-

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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7

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Killarney

Celine Man

10st 13lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Mark Fahey

Tailed-off in a Clonmel maiden hurdle on Thursday, same outcome at Limerick last month; look elsewhere.

40/1

9th

14

12th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

18:10 Clonmel

Celine Man

10st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Mark Fahey

Tailed-off in a Limerick maiden hurdle last month; loads of improvement needed.

50/1

13

6th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Celine Man

10st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Mark Fahey

Form: 7F-

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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18

19th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:20 Tipperary

Ghumama

10st 6lb

J: Mr J P Kirwan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

20

12th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 95y

16:30 Clonmel

Ghumama

10st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

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Payout
Exacta €1165.00
Straight Forecast €628.90
Trifecta €6971.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Flaming Moon

RP Ratings (IRE):

Freddie Robdal

POSTDATA:

Showbusiness

The Irish Sun:

Cozone

TOPSPEED:

Flaming Moon