Home / July 28 / 17:05 Galway

17:05 Galway

Good

Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap (Grade A)

  • Prize money: £133865.55
  • 2m 0f 11y
  • 20 runners
RTE2
View Course
Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap (Grade A)

Runners: 23 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £23.20
  • Place: £4.20

Form: 7000-1 CD

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Smart dual purpose performer who won this race three years ago off a 3lb higher mark; finished seventh in 2020 and fifth last year; in good form again this year; profited from a reduced mark when winning a handicap hurdle at Punchestown in May; second on the Flat last time; history against him in terms of his age.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

6

(16)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Tudor City

11st 10lb

J: Mr B M Coonan

T: A J Martin

Nine career wins include two Galway Hurdles and the Apprentice Derby at the Curragh last June; down the field in a 1m4f handicap here in January and probably best watched.

25/1

10th

5

(10)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:37 Dundalk (AW)

Tudor City

9st 12lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: A J Martin

midfield

16/1

14th

21

(2)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:45 Curragh

Tudor City

8st 7lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: A J Martin

midfield

14/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 49060- D

Last run: 89 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Twice successful over hurdles, but best form is represented by his fourth placing in this race 12 months ago; best of three runs in the second half of last season when sixth behind Glan at Fairyhouse; warmed up for this with a good run on the Flat, finishing a head second in a 2m1f Killarney event; each-way chance.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(3)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Jesse Evans

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

in touch with leaders, headway disputing second 3f out, outpaced 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on

3/1

0

10

(18)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Jesse Evans

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Noel Meade

A fourth and two seconds in the last three runnings of the Galway Hurdle; also a force on the Flat, winning at Killarney (1m6f) in August and close fourth of 30 in Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh (2m1f, soft) three weeks ago; in-form contender who needs plenty of respect.

10/1

4th

17

(20)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Jesse Evans

9st 7lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Noel Meade

prominent throughout, disputing lead under 2f out, kept on until no extra towards finish

12/1

20/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: 81-211 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Ran with credit in strong juvenile company last season and then put his experience to good use in notching three wins and a second; struggled here on Tuesday; no horse of his age has won this since 2000.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Prairie Dancer

10st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Flat runs last autumn included the biggest win of his career (front-running at 2m on soft); big step up in trip for the Carlisle qualifier (3m1f, good to soft) in December and third of eight there was clearly his best result over hurdles for 15 months, albeit subsiding by 12l didn't persuade that he's the strongest stayer; off since and others are more persuasive.

40/1

3rd

1

17th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Carlisle

Prairie Dancer

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

raced wide, prominent

4/1

6th

4

(5)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Prairie Dancer

9st 7lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in rear, nudged along early, headway towards near side over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, no telling impression

14/1

14/1

  • Place: £12.10

Form: 251P-0 D

Last run: 74 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Built on useful novice form to land valuable 2m Fairyhouse handicap hurdle in April; well fancied to follow up at Punchestown festival but chance was ended when almost coming down at the third-last and pulled-up; picked up an injury in Killarney race won by Celestial Horizon.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

7

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Glan

10st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Failed to give her true running when pulled up in this 12 months ago and was found to be clinically abnormal after disappointing in the Galway Hurdle (well backed); went into that race bang in form and could be given another chance.

15/2

0

23

3rd Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 11y

17:05 Galway

Glan

10st 12lb

T: Gordon Elliott

Third reserve; fourth here last year and bang in form after wins at Listowel and Roscommon, the latter in a Flat maiden; big chance if getting a run.

10/1

1st

14

(12)

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 3f 154y

20:20 Roscommon

Glan

9st 4lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear of midfield, good headway 1f out, went second inside final 110yds, pushed along and ran on well to lead final strides

7/1

14/1

Form: 030-21 D

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Did well to finish third to Glan at Fairyhouse on her first handicap start; much lesser handicap effort at Punchestown; ran away with a 2m4f novice event at Punchestown last time and now has to cope with 7lb rise; however, looks well enough handicapped relative to Anna Bunina on running at Killarney in May.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

3

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

13:45 Cork

Heia

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Dual winner over hurdles and successful start chasing when making all in ordinary Tramore mares event in June; hasn't progressed however in three starts since in better company and looks to have it to do here.

16/1

2nd

3

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 65y

16:20 Clonmel

Heia

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold early, raced in second, pressed leader when jumped slightly left 7th, led before 4 out, headed 2 out, soon no extra, weakening when mistake and pecked on landing last

7/2

5th

3

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Listowel

Heia

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Twice successful over hurdles, rated 134; made a bright start over fences with a comfortable win at Tramore in June; stable's second-string when unable to make much impression at Galway.

2/1

Form: /12-51 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Talented mare who has not been easy to train; ran a fine race behind Darasso in 2m4f Fairyhouse Grade 2 event at Easter; not at her best in race won by Anna Bunina at Killarney in May; restored to form at Tipperary last time; holds leading chance on that evidence.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

3

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

17:05 Galway

Santa Rossa

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent, pushed along and lost third 2 out, ridden approaching last, no extra run-in

6/1

1st

9

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

18:10 Tipperary

Santa Rossa

10st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

in touch with leaders, pushed along after 3 out, led when jumped left and not fluent 2 out, ridden clear approaching last, steadied last, kept on strongly run-in

12/1

5th

3

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

15:00 Killarney

Santa Rossa

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Form: U8138- D

Last run: 145 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdles winner and a fine third in valuable 27-runner Liffey Handicap Hurdle at Leopardstown in February, should be fit enough after a 1m4f handicap run at the Curragh a month ago.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

9

(4)

22nd Sep 2022

Soft

1m 4f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Autumn Evening

8st 8lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Mrs John Harrington

took keen hold, midfield, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and went third over 1f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, went second towards finish, always held

12/1

7th

9

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

17:05 Galway

Autumn Evening

11st 8lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Mrs John Harrington

towards rear, headway 2 out, ridden and ran on well run-in, never on terms

20/1

8th

2

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

15:15 Kelso

Autumn Evening

11st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

5yo who has enjoyed a progressive season, with two wins, and he was better than ever when third of 27 in a hot handicap at Leopardstown (2m, yielding to soft) last month; this Irish raider has to be respected.

9/2

Form: 3657-3 D BF

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler/chaser whose most recent win came in Grade 3 novice chase at Punchestown last October; down the field in this race last year; others preferred.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

6

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Embittered

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Won in good style at Navan (2m4f, heavy) in December on second stable start but this 10yo has failed to reproduce that form on his four starts since (most recently at the Cheltenham Festival) and needs to raise his game.

66/1

11th

2

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Embittered

11st 8lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Three chase wins from 25 attempts, ending a two-year losing run at Navan (2m4f, soft) in December; has run really well over hurdles at the Festival but he played little part in the Grand Annual two years ago and was pulled up in this race last March; up against it.

66/1

3rd

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:27 Gowran Park

Embittered

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Smart on his day, as he showed when winning a Listed handicap chase over roughly this trip at Navan in December; pulled up in the Paddy Power at Leopardstown and down the field in another valuable handicap at Leopardstown last time.

10/1

Form: 1-5121 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Admirable mare has been in great form in recent months with victories in the Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr, a Listed mares' contest at Killarney (beat today's rival Heia on level terms), and in a Bellewstown handicap last time; 5lb claim will help her cause.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

9

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Anna Bunina

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: John C McConnell

10-48 overall (5-32 over hurdles) with biggest win in the Scottish Champion Hurdle in April 2022; ran well in defeat last February-April and gave easily her most encouraging performance since when having her first go over this sort of trip, running on well to take fourth in the Musselburgh qualifier (soft) last month; needs to build on that but worth a second look; first-time hood.

33/1

4th

3

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Anna Bunina

11st 11lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: John C McConnell

10-47 overall (5-31 over hurdles) with biggest win in the Grade 2 Scottish Champion Hurdle (a handicap) at Ayr in April 2022; ran well in defeat last February-April but well beaten in her three starts since and she has never raced beyond an extended 2m4f.

33/1

10/1

Form: 35902- CD

Last run: 93 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Highly tried as a novice last season; best handicap run so far when second to Felix Desjy at Punchestown; has run twice on the Flat since then; finished seventh behind stablemate Echoes In Rain in the big amateur race here on Monday.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

10

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

17:05 Galway

Farout

11st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, ridden after 2 out, no impression approaching last

10/1

7th

20

(3)

25th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 179y

18:40 Galway

Farout

10st 13lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, prominent, joined leaders from 6f out, led going okay over 4f out, pushed along 2f out, ridden when headed home turn, weakened gradually from over 1f out

17/2

5th

7

(9)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Leopardstown

Farout

9st 12lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: W P Mullins

Form: 5P100- CD

Last run: 91 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Stable in great form but probably too high in the handicap since Navan win in January; met trouble in running in the Martin Pipe, no real excuse at Punchestown.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

17th

2

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

The Very Man

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Mrs John Harrington

Won the stayers' contest at the Shergar Cup meeting on the Flat last year before lesser efforts in both the Irish and Newmarket Cesarewitch; ran well when last seen over timber at the Punchestown festival, finishing runner-up to the well treated Seddon; while he's a point winner, he hasn't shown much over this sort of trip under rules and was ninth in this race off the same mark last season.

40/1

0

7

(33)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

The Very Man

9st 7lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Mrs John Harrington

Made up a lot of ground when close second of 20 at Galway (2m1f, heavy) in July and came from last to first in authoritative style at Ascot's Shergar Cup (2m, good to soft); form dipped when seventh in the Irish Cesarewitch and to win this demands a career best but the test may well suit him.

28/1

Form: 11248- D

Last run: 132 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Talented novice hurdler last season, recording wide-margin wins in a Punchestown maiden and a Grade 3 event at Navan before being just denied in the Grade 1 Royal Bond; showed up well for a long way in the County Hurdle on handicap debut; last two runs on Flat; very interesting in first-time cheekpieces.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

9

12th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

My Mate Mozzie

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear, not fluent 8th

9/1

2nd

3

26th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

My Mate Mozzie

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Versatile sort, point/bumper/Flat winner; very useful hurdler, close third in this season's Galway Hurdle; found little when beaten by a 50-1 chance on his chasing debut at Fairyhouse; readily coped with modest opposition at Cheltenham two months ago; tongue-tie retained now.

10/1

1st

3

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 2

14:10 Cheltenham

My Mate Mozzie

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

travelled strongly, raced in third, led run-in, canter

4/6

Form: 22104- D

Last run: 89 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner faced a stiff task for one so inexperienced in Martin Pipe on handicap debut, too keen and failed to get home; came from a long way off the pace when fourth in 2m3f handicap at Punchestown festival; Paul Townend keeps faith, strong-run 2m may suit.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

21th

22

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Adamantly Chosen

10st 9lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Runner-up in a maiden hurdle on sole start on heavy; weakened right out of it on his only two appearances over about 3m, including in the Cheltenham Grade 1 novice last March; however, he put 14l between himself and his remaining three rivals (eventually headed by Roi Mage) after leading two out in a 3m2f conditions event on soft at Down Royal four weeks ago; needs better again but is much more interesting after that latest run.

50/1

1st

2

17th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 50y

15:27 Down Royal

Adamantly Chosen

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

prominent, jockey lost iron briefly when mistake 4th, led before 2 out, went clear approaching last, comfortably

5/1

7th

5

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Adamantly Chosen

10st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

Grade 3-winning novice chaser and runner-up in a Grade 1; below his best in two runs this season, although ran better than his finishing position in the Paddy Power; others look more likely though.

20/1

Form: F2505- D

Last run: 132 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Won a Grade 1 novice hurdle the season before last; tailed off in Liffey Handicap Hurdle at Leopardstown in February; much more like it when long-priced fifth in the County Hurdle; no winner with this weight since 1999.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Ballyadam

12st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Ran well all three Festival starts, fifth in last two editions of the 2m1f County Hurdle (on soft last year); four of his five starts since last year's Festival were over further than that (his solitary run this winter was in a 2m7f Grade 1) and he's shown enough to suggest he remains of interest.

12/1

3rd

2

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

13:50 Leopardstown

Ballyadam

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Grade 1-winning novice hurdler in the Royal Bond in 2020; ended a long losing sequence when landing a four-runner novice chase at Wexford in July; absent since third in a Grade 3 novice chase at the Galway festival.

20/1

3rd

3

3rd Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 54y

14:45 Galway

Ballyadam

11st 1lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Grade 1-winning novice hurdler gained his first win in 15 starts when landing a four-runner novice chase at Wexford last month; well beaten by Hercule De Seuil at Ballinrobe prior to that; could get closer here with the subsequent experience but unlikely to turn the tables.

8/1

Form: 4403-0 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Highly tried since beating the useful HMS Seahorse on hurdling debut at Punchestown in January; Grade 2-placed at Fairyhouse in April; found to be lame after below-par Bellewstown run, in race won by Anna Bunina; first time with cheekpieces.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

6

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

The Tide Turns

10st 10lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Not a bad juvenile two seasons ago but lost his way towards the end of 2022 and not seen for over a year; best watched.

33/1

8

5th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

The Tide Turns

11st 0lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Useful juvenile last season, including a third at Grade 2 level; handicap form looks too bad to be true; needs to show a revival before being treated as a betting proposition.

20/1

13th

6

27th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

The Tide Turns

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

12/1

Form: 7001-4 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Smart Graded performer over hurdles and fences at his best; out of sorts for a long time, began to show signs of old form with a respectable mid-field finish in the County Hurdle; similar run at Fairyhouse before coming good when beating stablemate Farout at Punchestown; fourth to Santa Rossa in Grade 3 event at Tipperary.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Felix Desjy

11st 4lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

Big run behind HMS Seahorse at Navan in January; tailed off in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham last time but he has a better record at this venue (four wins from six starts) and he's on a good mark.

20/1

14th

1

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Felix Desjy

11st 12lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

Campaigned mostly at about 2m but performed well returned to 2m4f last time, finishing second at Navan (soft); has respectable Cheltenham Festival form having finished sixth in the 2018 Champion Bumper, fifth in the 2019 Supreme and tenth in the 2022 County; should give his running.

28/1

2nd

2

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:07 Navan

Felix Desjy

11st 8lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

Grade 1 winning hurdler who signed off last season with a win in a competitive Punchestown handicap; fair way below that form in four starts this term; 2lb above last winning mark; off four months.

13/2

Form: /F5-15 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Winner of three of her six races over hurdles; has quite a bit to find with Santa Rossa on running at Tipperary four weeks ago; stable appears to have stronger candidates lower in the handicap.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

7

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

15:50 Punchestown

Shewearsitwell

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

led, ridden and headed before last, soon no chance with winner, lost second but kept on run-in

12/1

9th

9

14th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Shewearsitwell

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Got firmly back on track with successive wins to end 2022, including when too strong for Queens Brook (albeit in receipt of 3lb) in a Leopardstown Grade 3 (2m4f, soft) over Christmas; will need a good bit more again if she's to extend that winning sequence to three, though.

25/1

1st

6

29th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Shewearsitwell

10st 11lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders on outer, went second after 2 out (usual 3 out), pushed along to lead going best when switched right omitted last, stayed on, comfortably

6/4

Form: /1234- D

Last run: 93 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner; narrowly denied in 2m Naas Grade 3 event in March; faced Grade 1 opposition on final two starts as a novice; may be capable of a big run.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

19th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:43 Kilbeggan

Vina Ardanza

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Smart hurdler got off the mark on second chase start at Killarney last time, rightly rewarded the race on appeal after being hampered; made a bad mistake too that day, so will have to address that issue but has scope for improvement; player.

5/2

Form: 31110- D

Last run: 132 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Won four of his five races in the first half of last season, a bumper and three races over hurdles; disappointed when thrown in at the deep-end for handicap debut in the County Hurdle.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4

8th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Naas

Top Bandit

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, pressed leader when fell heavily 4th

11/2

6

21st Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

11:35 Fairyhouse

Top Bandit

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Won four of his five races in the first half of last season, a bumper and three races over hurdles; disappointed when thrown in at the deep end for handicap debut in the County Hurdle; fell at fourth-last in the Galway Hurdle; followed that with a moderate run at Killarney in August; got his career back on course with a solid run at Punchestown on Monday.

5/1

2nd

9

19th Dec 2022

Frozen

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Punchestown

Top Bandit

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second throughout, pushed along and made challenge after 2 out, no impression when pecked on landing last, no chance with winner run-in, kept on

13/2

Form: 512-1P D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Trounced Rich Belief (second reserve) at Killarney in May on only his second handicap start; needs to bounce back from Tipperary lapse in Grade 3 contest won by Santa Rossa.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

1

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Celestial Horizon

12st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Dual Flat (at up to 1m6f) and dual hurdles winner (at up to 2m1f) when trained in Ireland; well beaten in all nine starts for this trainer and plummeting in the handicap; new headgear now tried (has won in blinkers); watching brief advised unless market vibes strong.

9/1

8th

6

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 3

17:00 Sedgefield

Celestial Horizon

10st 12lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Ben Haslam

His mark continues to tumble and he's worth a market check, but he was pulled up in summer 2022 on his final three runs for Joseph O'Brien and his struggles have continued for this yard.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 61-214 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

3

(9)

8th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

18:05 Down Royal

Rich Belief

9st 13lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Karl Thornton

Useful dual-purpose type was third in this last year; 1m5f winner at Navan in the spring and only beaten a length over 1m6f at Killarney last time.

9/1

4th

1

(8)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 40y

19:40 Killarney

Rich Belief

10st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: Karl Thornton

prominent

7/1

8th

4

8th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 188y

18:00 Bellewstown

Rich Belief

11st 2lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

Capable dual-purpose performer has been Flat racing so far this year, 9l behind Tronador at Limerick last time; three-time hurdles winner and fourth to smart Anna Bunina in this a year ago, now 2lb lower.

16/1

Form: 0P7F-8 CD

Last run: 61 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

4

(2)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Hearts Are Trumps

9st 12lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Desmond McDonogh

All five wins have been gained over hurdles, including a valuable handicap at Fairyhouse in 2021; has had limited Flat opportunities; unplaced here in April on his only AW attempt; good effort at Navan on his most recent hurdles start; cheekpieces for the first time.

10/1

2nd

4

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

14:45 Navan

Hearts Are Trumps

11st 8lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Desmond McDonogh

in touch with leaders, headway after 2 out, switched right then challenging before last, went second when ridden and kept on run-in, no match for winner

6/1

9th

9

(10)

8th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

18:05 Down Royal

Hearts Are Trumps

9st 4lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Desmond McDonogh

Back to winning ways off much reduced hurdles mark at Ballinrobe in July; held at Tramore since and hasn't made much impact so far in three Flat handicaps.

10/1

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

Non-runners

Party Central

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €1591.00
Straight Forecast €2119.30
Tricast €50269.90
Trifecta €33147.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

My Mate Mozzie

RP Ratings (IRE):

Celestial Horizon

POSTDATA:

Prairie Dancer

The Irish Sun:

Santa Rossa

TOPSPEED:

My Mate Mozzie