May 06 / 17.50 Downpatrick

17.50 Downpatrick

Good

Randox Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 5f 180y
  • 16 runners
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Randox Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £39.90
  • Place: £12.90

Form: /940P-

Last run: 189 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Winning hurdler in Britain in 2019, and previously a Flat scorer for Jessica Harrington; overall underwhelming form for current yard, dropping out tamely on latest last October; hard to fancy although does have his preferred ground.
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3rd

4

26th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

16:30 Cartmel

Building Bridges

11st 7lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Gary McGill

led, not fluent 3 out, pushed along after 2 out, ridden when headed run-in, lost second final 110yds

8/1

5th

3

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 165y

17:35 Downpatrick

Building Bridges

11st 11lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Gary McGill

Bounced back to form with a course success a fortnight ago; a while since he's shown form at this sort of trip but soft ground may help bring his stamina in to play and there's nothing wrong with a 7lb rise,.

1st

4

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Building Bridges

11st 11lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Gary McGill

Winning hurdler in Britain in 2019, and previously a Flat scorer for Jessica Harrington; overall underwhelming form for current yard, dropping out tamely on latest last October; hard to fancy although does have his preferred ground.

20/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 44U24-

Last run: 273 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Mare is 0-12 but knocking on the door in low-grade handicaps last year, notably good Kilbeggan second (3m1f, good); absent since August so hard to know her readiness for this, market likely best guide.
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6th

3

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

19:50 Tipperary

Lily Light Foot

11st 11lb

J: N Terrassin

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

led but pestered, joined after 5 out, not fluent 3 out, soon headed then ridden but weakened gradually

10/1

3rd

1

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 5f 100y

18:10 Downpatrick

Lily Light Foot

12st 0lb

J: N Terrassin

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

2nd

10

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Lily Light Foot

11st 3lb

J: N Terrassin

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Mare is 0-12 but knocking on the door in low-grade handicaps last year, notably good Kilbeggan second (3m1f, good); absent since August so hard to know her readiness for this, market likely best guide.

13/2

11/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: /1516- BF

Last run: 194 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Both chase wins last year came at 2m4f on decent ground; absent since disappointing on heavy back in October so could need this but has to be respected back hurdling off 17lb lower than chase mark.
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5th

2

15th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:50 Wexford

Marshalled

12st 0lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Padraig Roche

briefly led, headed but prominent 1st, briefly disputed lead after 2nd, pushed along briefly before 9th, joined leaders before 10th, pressed leaders when pushed along after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, not fluent last

100/30

1st

6

29th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 130y

15:05 Punchestown

Marshalled

11st 5lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Padraig Roche

Two chase wins so far this season over this distance on nice ground; hasn't won over hurdles since 2019 but arrives here off a 16lb lower hurdle mark so has to be feared; probably needed the run at Downpatrick and should be sharper now for this; don't discount.

11/2

3rd

3

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Marshalled

11st 13lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Both chase wins last year came at 2m4f on decent ground; absent since disappointing on heavy back in October so could need this but has to be respected back hurdling off 17lb lower than chase mark.

11/2

Form: 75056-

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Handicap debutant tries a longer trip; potential improver now on better ground
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9th

13

3rd Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 120y

16:20 Tramore

Dont Doubt Me

10st 8lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

midfield, pushed along and lost position before 3 out, got behind after 3 out, rallied and some headway before 2 out, no chance and stayed on from 2 out

14/1

8th

17

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 165y

17:35 Downpatrick

Dont Doubt Me

10st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

4th

11

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Dont Doubt Me

11st 2lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Handicap debutant tries a longer trip; potential improver now on better ground

14/1

10/1

Form: P8960-

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Point winner last October and shaped with some promise in Navan maiden for today's rider in February; tame effort however on quicker ground for handicap debut here in March so ground concerns here.
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2

2nd Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

18:40 Bellewstown

Katlaur

11st 11lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: C A McBratney

midfield, chased leaders 2nd, lost position before 5 out, ridden but weakened quickly after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

12/1

6th

4

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 5f 60y

14:55 Downpatrick

Katlaur

12st 0lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: C A McBratney

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, went second 3rd, going best when made strong challenge after 2 out, soon ridden, weakened run-in

28/1

1

30th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 58y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Katlaur

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: C A McBratney

Point winner shaped with a degree of promise in a similar affair at Downpatrick; needs to squeeze out a bit more but a sporting chance.

12/1

Form: 558P6-

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Respectable handicap debut over 3m at Clonmel last summer for Kieran Purcell but didn't progress; emerged from long absence for current yard when running well for long way in 2m3f handicap here in March; still has time on his side and no surprise if he played a more prominent role here.
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6th

7

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Son Of Mahler

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Respectable handicap debut over 3m at Clonmel last summer for Kieran Purcell but didn't progress; emerged from long absence for current yard when running well for long way in 2m3f handicap here in March; still has time on his side and no surprise if he played a more prominent role here.

6/1

6th

10

20th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

15:15 Downpatrick

Son Of Mahler

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Respectable handicap debut over 3m at Clonmel last June; failed to reproduce that form in first-time blinkers at Killarney the following month; has changed stable since and probably best watched for now.

16/1

13/2

Form: 600U2-

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Limerick win (2m) last November came on soft; lost his way until much more encouraging run when only worn down late on chasing bow last month over 2m6f at Tramore on good-to-yielding; stiffer track here may not be in his favour on return to hurdles but seems to be in good form.
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1st

4

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 0y

17:36 Tramore

Lake Chad

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

prominent on inner, mistake 10th, keeping on when hampered and left in second 2 out, 2 lengths down last, ridden and kept on well run-in, led towards finish

7/2

7

27th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 160y

19:10 Limerick

Lake Chad

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Sole win came over hurdles here; big run on chase debut when beaten a head at Tramore; not as good over hurdles since but open to improvement back in this sphere.

8/1

7th

2

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Lake Chad

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Limerick win (2m) last November came on soft; lost his way until much more encouraging run when only worn down late on chasing bow last month over 2m6f at Tramore on good-to-yielding; stiffer track here may not be in his favour on return to hurdles but seems to be in good form.

13/2

Form: 004/P- C

Last run: 131 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Won on his debut here in 2m3f maiden back in 2018 for current yard but winless since in interrupted campaign for various trainers; pulled up on return from 416-day absence at Down Royal over Christmas; best watched for now.
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3

12th Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 65y

16:40 Downpatrick

Hillary John

11st 13lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: B R Hamilton

prominent, nudged along and lost position before 3 out, weakening and towards rear when not fluent 2 out, pulled up approaching last (jockey said mare stopped quickly)

13/8

8th

6

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Hillary John

11st 8lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: B R Hamilton

Won on his debut here in 2m3f maiden back in 2018 for current yard but winless since in interrupted campaign for various trainers; pulled up on return from 416-day absence at Down Royal over Christmas; best watched for now.

16/1

3

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 1f 0y

13:23 Down Royal

Hillary John

11st 11lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: B R Hamilton

Won on his debut under Rules in 2018 but hasn't managed to match that form since; probably best watched on return from 416 days off.

20/1

Form: 096P7-

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Hasn't managed to build on a maiden hurdle win at Tramore a year ago for Gavin Cromwell, tried over various trips, invariably under hold-up tactics; now 20lb off his initial handicap mark so not one to readily rule out.
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6th

14

3rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 80y

18:35 Down Royal

Battle Of Benburb

11st 1lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: John C McConnell

towards rear, minor headway when mistake and pushed along 3 out, keeping on when switched left and ridden before 2 out, jumped slightly right 2 out, never on terms

12/1

9th

9

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Battle Of Benburb

11st 3lb

J: Barry Browne

T: John C McConnell

Hasn't managed to build on a maiden hurdle win at Tramore a year ago for Gavin Cromwell, tried over various trips, invariably under hold-up tactics; now 20lb off his initial handicap mark so not one to readily rule out.

10/1

Form: 9/412- BF

Last run: 313 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Caught the eye of the stewards over C&D this time last year before sent travelling, appreciating stamina test to win 3m2f Kelso handicap and decent second at Cartmel off revised mark, both on good ground; back from 11 months' absence with ground to suit, market likely informative.
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10th

5

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Doune Castle

11st 11lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

Caught the eye of the stewards over C&D this time last year before sent travelling, appreciating stamina test to win 3m2f Kelso handicap and decent second at Cartmel off revised mark, both on good ground; back from 11 months' absence with ground to suit, market likely informative.

7/1

Form: 083-

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Flat winner on good ground on debut for Joseph Murphy in June 2020 but struggled afterwards in handicaps; was having only third start over timber when a remote third in Carlisle novices' last month; potential improved on handicap debut here.
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5th

8

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

18:45 Wexford

Collaborating

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won on the Flat on 2020 debut but no wins since and hasn't shown much in four runs over hurdles; tailed off on handicap debut last time; enough to prove.

20/1

11th

12

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Collaborating

11st 1lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Flat winner on good ground on debut for Joseph Murphy in June 2020 but struggled afterwards in handicaps; was having only third start over timber when a remote third in Carlisle novices' last month; potential improved on handicap debut here.

14/1

3rd

3

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:19 Carlisle

Collaborating

11st 0lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: John Joseph Hanlon

8/1

Form: F43/5- BF

Last run: 355 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner over hurdles in Britain for Dan Skelton, including early last year in 2m4f handicaps at Wetherby & Southwell; 0-4 chasing, last seen when not looking to get home over 2m6f in soft ground at Stratford nearly a year ago; runs off his last winning mark on first start for new yard and goes on this sort of ground.
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12th

1

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Embole

12st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

Three-time winner over hurdles in Britain for Dan Skelton, including early last year in 2m4f handicaps at Wetherby & Southwell; 0-4 chasing, last seen when not looking to get home over 2m6f in soft ground at Stratford nearly a year ago; runs off his last winning mark on first start for new yard and goes on this sort of ground.

8/1

13th
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Perfect Arch

12/1

Form: 00043-

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Maiden under both codes, showing a little ability when modest fourth in 2m4f Down Royal handicap in March but tailed off last of 3 in 3m Ayr novices' latest when stiff task at weights; cheekpieces worn latest now discarded; needs to improve to play a role.
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7th

10

12th Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 65y

16:40 Downpatrick

Perfect Arch

11st 2lb

J: Conor Orr

T: J J Lambe

towards rear of midfield, reminders after 1st, pushed along after 3 out, no impression when badly hampered after 2 out, soon no extra

10/1

Form: 009-

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
First reserve; well held all 3 maiden starts (at huge odds) although some improvement last time at Leopardstown despite some ropey jumping; best watched on handicap bow.
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5th

10

8th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 110y

15:45 Wexford

Mooney Boy

10st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear, headway from 11th, ridden after 13th, outpaced after 3 out, kept on but well held from 2 out

33/1

11th

10

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:55 Punchestown

Mooney Boy

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Nothing in maidens (about 2m); unlikely to stay on paper.?

33/1

14

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Mooney Boy

11st 0lb

J: Conor Orr

T: P J Rothwell

First reserve; well held all 3 maiden starts (at huge odds) although some improvement last time at Leopardstown despite some ropey jumping; best watched on handicap bow.

OUR TIP

Form: 04065-

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; maiden shaped nicely on handicap debut here in March, late progress suggesting this longer trip would suit; one to consider if getting a run.
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7th

9

25th May 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:45 Wexford

Top Basanta

11st 7lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Maiden shaped nicely on handicap debut at Downpatrick in March, late progress suggesting this longer trip would suit; should go well.

6/1

15

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Top Basanta

11st 0lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Second reserve; maiden shaped nicely on handicap debut here in March, late progress suggesting this longer trip would suit; one to consider if getting a run.

5th

15

20th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

15:15 Downpatrick

Top Basanta

10st 7lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Naas sixth in December was mildly promising on her fourth maiden outing; potentially interesting in her first handicap.

12/1

Form: 70009-

Last run: 72 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Third reserve; won Tramore maiden for Willie Mullins in 2019; one-time 120-rated hurdler, now down to 87 but hard to fancy on recent form.
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10th

18

3rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 80y

18:35 Down Royal

Think Positive

10st 13lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: P J Rothwell

prominent, every chance when mistake 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

40/1

6th

9

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 7f 110y

19:20 Downpatrick

Think Positive

10st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

40/1

16

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Think Positive

10st 13lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: P J Rothwell

Third reserve; won Tramore maiden for Willie Mullins in 2019; one-time 120-rated hurdler, now down to 87 but hard to fancy on recent form.

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Payout
Exacta €3855.00
Straight Forecast €1631.60
Tricast €9906.70
Trifecta €3763.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Marshalled

The Irish Sun:

Lily Light Foot

POSTDATA:

Lake Chad

TOPSPEED:

Building Bridges

RP Ratings (IRE):

Marshalled