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Club Orange Hurdle

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  • 3m 0f 0y
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Club Orange Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

Form: 1114P-

Last run: 169 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Progressive summer hurdler under Sneezy Foster's supervision last year, landing a hat-trick at Perth, Cartmel and Killarney; met defeat when upped to 3m in the autumn, respectable fourth in Cheltenham novice and pulled up in Punchestown handicap; back from winter break and every chance on ratings if fully tuned up although trip remains a concern.

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11th

2

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 111y

14:10 Galway

Calagogo

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, lost position and dropped to midfield after 7th, pushed along after 3 out, tired jump last, soon weakened, tailed off

16/1

Form: 2/1P-

Last run: 148 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo confirmed debut promise earlier last year when readily landing 2m6f Galway maiden in October, trained then by Barry Fitzgerald; reportedly never travelled and took some time to recover afterwards when pulled up in Grade 3 Cork novice in December and has been rested since; bred to stay well and potential remains but has only raced on soft so this much quicker ground an unknown; runs well fresh.

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5

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Chinx Of Light

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Dual 3m winner in May 2022; lost his form chasing that summer and, after 13 months off, he's been well held in two 2m4f handicap hurdles this autumn, but he's back up in trip today and needs a market check.

14/1

7th

4

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

14:00 Naas

Chinx Of Light

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

towards rear

25/1

5th

1

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

16:25 Gowran Park

Chinx Of Light

12st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Won back-to-back hurdling last year before hit-and-miss spell novice chasing; clearly risky off so long so hard to assess; handles soft.

7/1

Form: 34244-

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Hard to win with, sole hurdles success coming in 2m Galway maiden, although has run well in novice company this season; good effort on the Flat at Gowran early this month so in good order and likes decent ground; big step up in trip here.

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11th

8

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Hammersmith

11st 11lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Terence O’Brien

Maiden winner on good ground but without success since over hurdles; heavy ground against him on last month's hurdles return, more expected of here on more suitable ground (yard among the winners this week).

12/1

6th

7

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Hammersmith

11st 2lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Terence O’Brien

Just 1-18 over hurdles; cracking Flat AW run after a break last time on debut for a new yard; needs to get back to his hurdles best.

16/1

4th

12

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19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Hammersmith

9st 5lb

J: James Ryan

T: Terence O’Brien

Consistent performer under all codes for James Nash; best run here when fourth to Movie King in a 2m handicap in 2022; debuts here for Terence O'Brien after 19 months off and probably best watched.

12/1

Form: 2212P-

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Scrambled home in 2m5f Tramore maiden (heavy) before finishing second of 3 in 3m Musselburgh novices; didn't jump well when pulled up in Grade 1 Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham but this a considerable drop in class and has to enter calculations.

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8th

13

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Where It All Began

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't always jump with fluency, never better than midfield

12/1

4th

15

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Where It All Began

11st 4lb

J: Mr B O’Neill

T: Gordon Elliott

A revelation when easily winning Grand National Trial at Punchestown (3m3f, heavy) last month; needs to prove that was no one-off and he's unlikely to be on such demanding ground today, but heavy going may not be essential for him and the handicapper hasn't been overly harsh; a possible.

11/1

1st

13

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Where It All Began

10st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, prominent after 10th

9/1

Form: 76P30-

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a Punchestown bumper last season; 0-6 hurdling and looks to have plenty on his plate here.

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4

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

12:05 Catterick

Golas Tiep

11st 1lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders, pulled up quickly before 7th, fatally injured

10/1

9th

4

25th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 160y

18:30 Limerick

Golas Tiep

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: C A McBratney

Modest form over hurdles since second in 3m conditions event at Down Royal just over a year ago; unlikely to feature.

100/1

10th

3

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 180y

17:40 Downpatrick

Golas Tiep

11st 11lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: C A McBratney

midfield, ridden after 3 out

20/1

Form: 32545-

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Modest maiden has placings in low-grade handicaps (including at 3m) but loads to find on ratings here.

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15th

13

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:55 Punchestown

Ruhm Und Ehre

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Paul Traynor

Makes plenty of each-way appeal on C&D second in January even if winner disappointing since; kept his form afterwards and hold-up 8yo has to be feared.

6/1

5th

10

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 137y

18:50 Clonmel

Ruhm Und Ehre

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Paul Traynor

Maiden after 11 hurdle runs but has been consistent in defeat lately, with best effort coming here last time when beaten 9l by an improved sort over 3m; down in trip on better ground and should run well again.

13/2

Form: 36315- D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Off the mark in Limerick maiden over this trip last month (heavy) and ran well in the circumstances after being badly hampered early on in valuable Fairyhouse novices' handicap on better ground; steadily improving mare, could go well here.

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4

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Angels Dawn

11st 11lb

J: Mr P A King

T: S Curling

11lb higher than when winning this by a neck last year (soft) but Festival form is a major plus and she reverted to fences with a fine third of 18 in the Thyestes at Gowran Park (3m1f, heavy) in January; showed promise on yielding ground last season; there's every chance she'll be in the shake-up.

8/1

3rd

13

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Angels Dawn

10st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Won an Irish-dominated Kim Muir at Cheltenham last March (Dunboyne back in fourth, Royal Thief sixth) before finishing a remote sixth in the Irish Grand National; should be fully primed for this following two runs over hurdles.

11/2

7th

17

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 50y

13:42 Navan

Angels Dawn

10st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Better known as a chaser, winning the 3m2f Kim Muir at Cheltenham last season; was a 31l runner-up on return over hurdles at Clonmel but should strip fitter today and is of interest off this attractive mark.

7/1

Form: 2358P-

Last run: 91 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a Perth bumper last summer and modest placing in Ayr maiden hurdle but nothing since to suggest she will play a role here.

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6th

13

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:25 Perth

Maura Jeanne

10st 10lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Ian Duncan

Running well during the opening half of last year but she remains a maiden, lacks a run and probably wants better ground.

25/1

Form: F/

Last run: 589 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fell on only previous attempt hurdling back in 2020 and recent point-to-point form poor; easily overlooked.

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0

10

2nd Jul 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 83y

Class 4

16:01 Cartmel

Social Distancing

10st 12lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Neill McCluskey

Maiden who was tailed off in Ireland in her first two handicaps, and same story here on Friday in first-time cheekpieces (retained).

66/1

10th

8

30th Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

16:47 Cartmel

Social Distancing

11st 4lb

J: B P Kennedy

T: Neill McCluskey

Maiden; unplaced all seven hurdle starts; beaten a long way (at huge odds) in both handicaps in Ireland; cheekpieces now fitted.

33/1

19th

25

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 130y

15:25 Punchestown

Social Distancing

10st 13lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Neill McCluskey

50-1 for her recent handicap debut at Limerick and ran accordingly; no appeal despite a good jockey booking.

100/1

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Betting Forcast

7/2 Calagogo, 100/30 Chinx Of Light, 13/2 Hammersmith, 5/2 Where It All Began, 25/1 Golas Tiep, 50/1 Ruhm Und Ehre, 7/2 Angels Dawn, 50/1 Maura Jeanne, 100/1 Social Distancing

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Angels Dawn

The Irish Sun:

Chinx Of Light

TOPSPEED:

Where It All Began

RP Ratings (IRE):

Angels Dawn

POSTDATA:

Angels Dawn