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Guinness Novice Hurdle

  • Prize money: £10907.56
  • 2m 4f 156y
  • 10 runners
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Guinness Novice Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.10
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 178-11 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Winner and twice placed in bumpers for his original trainer, for whom he had his first two runs over hurdles; unbeaten in two starts since joining Gordon Elliott; backed up maiden win from Another Choice at Punchestown with rated success at Roscommon; further progress feasible.

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6

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 201y

Class 1

17:30 Cheltenham

Salvador Ziggy

11st 7lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, pecked on landing 10th, not fluent 11th, not fluent 18th, dropped to last 4 out

11/2

2nd

3

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Listowel

Salvador Ziggy

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

145-rated hurdler has made a seamless transition to fences, landed the odds in a 3m Punchestown beginners' event, and when the smooth winner of 2m6f Tramore winners' contest despite reportedly not really handling track; travelled powerfully and in complete command from two out when trouncing today's rival Toss Again in a match at Killarney; strong contender.

11/2

1st

1

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

16:50 Killarney

Salvador Ziggy

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

travelled strongly, raced in second, challenging 3 out, led 2 out, soon clear, eased towards finish, easily

9/4

15/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2183-1

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

French import has achieved her two wins against very weak opposition; however, she has a clear chance at this level based on her third placing behind stablemate Brandy Love and British-trained favourite Love Envoi in a 2m4f mares' Grade 1 at Punchestown.

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2nd

7

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 156y

16:30 Galway

Hors Piste

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

led, reduced lead and faced challenge 3 out, went clear going easily after 2 out, ridden run-in, headed towards finish

15/8

1st

5

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:35 Kilbeggan

Hors Piste

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Mare deserved impressive Clonmel win; RPR 137 when Grade 1 third at Fairyhouse renders her the one to beat; track should suit prominent racer; penalised.

16/1

3rd

6

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 55y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Hors Piste

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: W P Mullins

Clonmel maiden winner is another Mullins inmate who was behind Love Envoi at Cheltenham (beaten over 11l); has form over further but needs to find more.

16/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 55-411

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fair form in bumpers at Clonmel and Navan last year for Tim Hyde; stepped up from Killarney fourth on stable debut with wide-margin Tramore bumper win; backed that up with 2m1f maiden hurdle success at Bellewstown; a lot more on his plate now.

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4th

11

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

17:00 Listowel

The Friday Man

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Fine efforts in defeat all four chase starts even though broke blood vessels two starts ago at Kilbeggan; better at Killarney last time even though he jumped to the right at times; will be unhelpful if he does that again today but is capable of going close.

7/4

2nd

5

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

17:53 Killarney

The Friday Man

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped right on occasions, raced in second, slow jump 5th

11/4

3rd

11

14th Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

The Friday Man

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Won his fourth race over hurdles when scoring at Cheltenham on comeback in April; has acquitted himself well in two beginners' chases since, at Down Royal (2m4f) and Limerick (2m7f); looks likely to stay this trip and looks his powerful yard's first-string.

6/4

Form: 02246-

Last run: 98 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Twice second in bumpers last season; faces a huge task in this company on hurdling debut.

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4th

5

29th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

She Is Electric

11st 5lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

raced wide early, led at fast pace, headed before last (usual 2 out)

200/1

4th

9

13th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

She Is Electric

11st 0lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

It took her ten races to get off the mark, in a mares' maiden hurdle at Ballinrobe (2m1f, good) in September, and she followed up in a Listed mares' hurdle at Gowran Park (2m, yielding); takes on some promising males here but there's every chance this front-runner will make another bold bid.

8/1

8

21st Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

14:45 Cheltenham

She Is Electric

11st 1lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Norman Lee

Won Ballinrobe maiden (2m1f, good) last month, her third hurdling start, and displayed improvement to follow up under another very positive ride in Gowran Listed race (2m, yielding) three weeks later; respected.

3/1

Form: 513- BF

Last run: 116 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Last year's Chester Cup winner; has run only three times over hurdles; won a 2m7 Thurles maiden on second attempt and was not beaten far in third behind the Willie Mullins-trained Bronn in a Grade 2 contest at Fairyhouse in April; finished fifth in the Chester Cup and fourth in the Queen Alexandra; holds leading chance.

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1st

1

(1)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Falcon Eight

9st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

prominent on inner, pushed along and went second over 2f out, ridden to lead up the centre under 2f out, clear inside final furlong, kept on well

7/4

2nd

3

(9)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Falcon Eight

10st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: D K Weld

midfield, headway 2f out, keeping on when short of room and switched left inside final furlong, ran on well and went second post

33/1

6th

5

(8)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 5f 143y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Falcon Eight

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: D K Weld

Although beaten in the last two editions of this won by Stratum, he was under 2l away 12 months ago and drying ground will aid his cause no end; good and bad under both codes in the meantime but he's one who won't be fazed by this unique test.

13/2

Form: 231-21

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Won a Cork bumper last October on his third start; made a very promising hurdling debut at Punchestown in May, taking second behind Salvador Ziggy in a 21-runner contest; winning favourite at Downpatrick recently, but room for improvement in his hurdling technique.

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5

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Another Choice

11st 8lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Best form is on much better ground; not one of the more obvious candidates on first run since finishing in rear at Cheltenham in November.

33/1

8th

4

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Cheltenham

Another Choice

11st 1lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Won the second of his 12 races over hurdles; inconsistent in his last five starts, twice a creditable fourth in big-field handicaps at 3m/2m7f in yielding ground and this drop back in trip is a possible help; more to prove on soft (ran on it once, respectably) and has cheekpieces first time.

20/1

Form: 01

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off behind Salvador Ziggy at Punchestown; long-priced Kilbeggan maiden winner last time, when the addition of tongue-tie seemed to do the trick; takes big jump in class now.

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13th

12

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 0y

18:40 Punchestown

Whatdoyawanttoknow

12st 3lb

J: Killian Ryan

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

Won 2m3f maiden hurdle last summer; struggled twice since; needs to come on for recent return.

33/1

20th

10

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Cork

Whatdoyawanttoknow

11st 10lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

midfield

16/1

7th

6

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 156y

16:30 Galway

Whatdoyawanttoknow

11st 4lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

midfield, not fluent 4 out, jumped left 3 out, soon ridden and no impression

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dam was a minor winner over hurdles; this is very ambitious for a newcomer; his trainer started the week on a winning note.

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9th

11

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 141y

18:30 Sligo

Beavis

11st 0lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

never better than mid-division, nudged along after 3 out, no impression when mistake and weakened 2 out

8/1

3rd

10

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 50y

19:05 Sligo

Beavis

11st 0lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

towards rear, headway on inner after 2 out, ridden and went third run-in, not reach leaders

16/1

8th

9

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 156y

16:30 Galway

Beavis

10st 9lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

always towards rear, not fluent 5 out, detached from 4 out, tailed off

66/1

Form: 78-133

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

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5th

19

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Must Be Dreaming

10st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: G Ahern

Sole win in 34 starts came at Wexford nearly two years ago; most of her better form is on quicker ground and was tailed off on recent return; on a good mark if she can leave that run behind.

40/1

8th

1

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 116y

15:20 Clonmel

Must Be Dreaming

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: G Ahern

towards rear

20/1

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Payout
Exacta €204.00
Straight Forecast €147.80
Trifecta €790.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Hors Piste

SPOTLIGHT:

Falcon Eight

TOPSPEED:

Hors Piste

POSTDATA:

Hors Piste

The Irish Sun:

Falcon Eight