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Hop House 13 Handicap

  • Prize money: £8428.57
  • 1m 6f 14y
  • 18 runners
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Hop House 13 Handicap

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.60
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 5378-1

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Gained a first win for this yard with handicap success at Leopardstown 15 days ago in first-time cheekpieces (retained); 6lb higher and ran okay here on Wednesday but poorly drawn again and others looks stronger.

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29th

31

(11)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

La Hacienda

9st 1lb

T: Matthew J Smith

midfield

2nd
13 (8)
Unanswered

7/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 00-111 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Was bidding for a five-timer here on Wednesday when runner-up, proving a 7lb rise is manageable for his latest success at Killarney; this is probably a bit more competitive but very much one to consider in current form.

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28

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Unanswered

10st 0lb

J: Nathan Andrews

T: A J Martin

Third reserve; three-time Flat winner won over 2m5f at Cheltenham in November but disappointed at Leopardstown next time; solid on last two starts but needs more up in trip; due to run in the 3.40 here Wednesday.

8th

11

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

15:40 Punchestown

Unanswered

11st 7lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: A J Martin

prominent on inner

6/1

3rd

18

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 155y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Unanswered

10st 3lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

prominent, mistake 4th, pushed along when outpaced before 2 out, ridden when ran on after last, went third final strides

13/2

20/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 070683 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Has become very well treated on old form but far from fully firing so far this term and beaten 14l at Ascot last week; while it's feasible that he could take to this track, others look more solid.

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7th

1

(4)

1st Sep 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mancini

10st 3lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Patrick Morris

Mutiple winner at up to 16.5f but on a 22-race losing run; handy mark based on last year's form, when with Ian Williams but well below that level in two starts for this trainer.

10/1

10th

13

(3)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 87y

Class 4

15:52 Chester

Mancini

8st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Patrick Morris

Very well handicapped on his best form but last win was three years ago and he was tailed off on his stable/seasonal debut here (2m, good) two weeks ago; opposable.

33/1

12/1

Form: 67-682

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Just 1-17 on the Flat but ran well when runner-up behind a nice prospect at Limerick on latest Flat start last month; good run over hurdles since and on a good mark back in this sphere.

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8th

2

(16)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:35 Navan

Rich Belief

10st 1lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Karl Thornton

Six career wins under all codes, most recently when winning this race last year off 74 for Shane Crawley; struggled a little for form after that but back down to a competitive mark once more and respected.

14/1

Form: 0-1706

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Winner at Dundalk earlier in the year and was running on when beaten 6l at Limerick earlier this month, providing hope for this new trip; could outrun likely big odds.

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5th

2

(2)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Bring Us Paradise

10st 1lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Won over C&D last year; fourth off 7lb higher mark here in March but needs to bounce back to form.

25/1

19th

10

(1)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Bring Us Paradise

9st 7lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Luke Comer

Last win came off 5lb lower at Bellewstown over 1m4f last September; too keen over 1m6f at Galway last time and this trip will suit better; squeak if back to form.

33/1

6th
17 (16)
Cherub

13/2

Form: 388

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Big run on debut when third of eight in a Dundalk maiden; below that form twice since but progress on the cards now handicapping up in trip and the assessor has taken a chance with an opening mark of 75.

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7th

13

(3)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 1f 100y

17:05 Gowran Park

Cherub

9st 3lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

towards rear, headway when bit short of room over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on final furlong, never near to challenge

10/1

8th

13

(12)

29th Aug 2022

Good

1m 3f 182y

19:00 Roscommon

Cherub

9st 4lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, pressed leaders when reminder 4f out, outpaced and lost position when ridden over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

6/1

6th

17

(16)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 14y

20:40 Galway

Cherub

9st 4lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

raced in second, pushed along and led narrowly 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

13/2

7th
12 (11)
Secret Sea

16/1

Form: -06132

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Gained a second Flat win at Tipperary in May and not beaten far twice since; interesting runner if this new trip ekes out a bit more.

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5

(9)

29th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

17:05 Navan

Secret Sea

10st 0lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Eoin Doyle

Both Flat wins have been over further and on better ground; lacks a recent run and may need this.

14/1

5th

5

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:10 Thurles

Secret Sea

11st 11lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Eoin Doyle

Won a Flat handicap at Tipperary in May and generally in good form over the summer; returning from a couple of sub-standard Flat efforts last month at the Curragh and Dundalk but cannot be discounted.

8/1

13th

8

(17)

4th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Secret Sea

9st 10lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Eoin Doyle

dwelt start, towards rear of midfield

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2/338

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Useful over jumps but doesn't look well treated on anything he's done on the Flat so far; poor draw.

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2nd

8

(21)

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Advantage Point

9st 4lb

J: W J Lee

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

in touch with leaders, pushed along and prominent 3f out, ridden disputing lead from over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, headed post

16/1

5th

8

6th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Thurles

Advantage Point

9st 13lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

prominent, disputed lead 5f out, ridden when headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out

14/1

2nd

4

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 4f 0y

17:40 Gowran Park

Advantage Point

12st 0lb

J: Fiona Dowling

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Made to look pretty slow in maidens last thrice and not easily fancied; can lead

20/1

Form: 01-

Last run: 233 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Left low-key debut behind with Dundalk success when last seen in December; gelded since and switched to top jumps yard who often improve new recruits plenty; 233-day absence isn't a concern and an opening mark of 75 looks on the lenient side; steps up in trip with plenty in his favour.

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11

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:07 Naas

Indigo Desert

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Paul Stafford

Won a middle-distance Dundalk maiden in 2021 for Michael Halford; poor turf handicap form for Willie Mullins in 2022, missed last year; in rear in two Dundalk handicap outings for this stable.

66/1

13th

6

(3)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Indigo Desert

10st 0lb

J: James Ryan

T: Paul Stafford

midfield

66/1

13th

12

(14)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:37 Dundalk (AW)

Indigo Desert

9st 4lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Paul Stafford

towards rear

66/1

Form: 2560-3

Last run: 81 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

First reserve; best form on the Flat has come on testing ground; ran okay over timber last time and feasibly treated if he does handle conditions.

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14th

16

11th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:00 Cheltenham

Great Realisation

10st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

Runner-up in quite valuable 4yo handicap at Ascot (1m7f, good) in March and also ran well when placed at Ballinrobe (2m2f, good) in the summer but is 0-7 over hurdles and will need to find something extra to get off the mark here.

16/1

10th

6

(5)

8th Oct 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

16:20 Curragh

Great Realisation

10st 8lb

J: Miss P Elvin

T: P J Rothwell

midfield on outer, shaken up 3f out, ridden from over 2f out, soon weakened gradually and beaten

14/1

3rd

11

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

17:00 Ballinrobe

Great Realisation

10st 1lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

in touch with leaders on outer, went third 3 out, pushed along after 2 out, ridden after last, made no impression

16/1

20/1

Form: 44/93-

Last run: 295 days

W: 9st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Ran with credit when last seen on the Flat in October finishing third of 15 in a Thurles handicap; might have needed his return over hurdles in May; tough draw back in this sphere but on a workable mark if at his best.

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5th

2

24th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:30 Listowel

Nibblers Charm

11st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Ray Hackett

prominent, dropped to midfield 2nd, badly hampered by faller and dropped to rear after 5th, ridden and headway before 2 out, ran on, not pace to challenge

12/1

4th

3

20th Aug 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 80y

15:20 Killarney

Nibblers Charm

11st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Ray Hackett

midfield, dropped to rear 8th, pushed along after 4 out, some headway 3 out, soon ridden, chased leaders 2 out, not fluent last, kept on

14/1

4th

3

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:00 Downpatrick

Nibblers Charm

11st 11lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Ray Hackett

pressed leader, lost position and in touch with leaders after 2nd, pushed along when midfield before 3 out, mistake 2 out, ridden and still plenty to do approaching last, ran on well run-in

10/1

Form: 5/0037

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

1-13 on the Flat; generally running okay in defeat so far this term but this is a much tougher test and others appeal more.

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7th

2

(9)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:10 Dundalk (AW)

Curious Bride

10st 0lb

J: James Ryan

T: Eamonn O’Connell

in touch with leaders

10/1

12th

1

(1)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Curious Bride

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Has won on turf and over hurdles; 0-11 at this track but was a good third over this C&D early last month and performed to a similar level over 2m last time; could go well.

6/1

2nd

2

(6)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Curious Bride

9st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Has won on turf and over hurdles; 0-10 at this track but was second over this trip here in January and put in a decent effort over 1m4f here four weeks ago.

11/2

Form: 03860/

Last run: 635 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Tailed off when last seen in November 2020 and easy enough to look elsewhere in a competitive race on her return from 635 days off.

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13th

16

(2)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 14y

20:40 Galway

Leagan Gaeilge

9st 9lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: Brendan W Duke

prominent on inner, pushed along and lost position under 2f out, no impression over 1f out

66/1

66/1

Form: 0/35/

Last run: 645 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Showed promise in one of his three starts for Aidan O'Brien in 2020; not seen since and handicapper taken no chances with this mark; new yard, gelded and worst of the draw.

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6/1

Form: 953

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Consistent in a trio maidens and hit the frame in a Ballinrobe maiden last time; not guaranteed to see out this much longer trip on pedigree and opening mark is nothing more than fair.

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1st

6

(4)

1st Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 136y

16:20 Clonmel

Silent Prayer

9st 3lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

made all, faced challenge but going okay over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well

5/1

15th

18

(4)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 14y

20:40 Galway

Silent Prayer

9st 3lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

always towards rear, pushed along and no impression 2f out, eased final furlong

6/1

1st

10

(7)

20th Jun 2022

Good

1m 1f 125y

17:45 Ballinrobe

Silent Prayer

9st 3lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

slowly into stride, in rear and pushed along briefly early, headway into midfield after 2f, nudged along over 3f out, weakened 2f out

4/1

Form: 33108-

Last run: 292 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Won on hurdle/yard debut at Killarney earlier this month when defying an absence and he's below last year's winning mark at Chelmsford; all his best British form is on AW though and he was well held here on Wednesday; non-runner here yesterday.

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3rd

6

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Arabian King

11st 11lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

Good run when fifth of 16 at Cheltenham in October but his levels have dipped markedly since then, including back on the AW last time; bit to prove now.

12/1

9th

11

(6)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Arabian King

11st 6lb

J: Mr R James

T: Cian Collins

Decisive winner of a 1m6f handicap on testing ground at Listowel in September; ran well in a Cheltenham handicap hurdle in October but well beaten three times subsequently; others preferred.

14/1

20

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Arabian King

10st 13lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Cian Collins

Five Flat wins on the Flat (most recently in a 1m6f Listowel handicap last September); recent hurdles form is unconvincing.

25/1

Form: 49546/

Last run: 707 days

W: 9st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Well below form over hurdles earlier this month and well held here on Wednesday too over timber; not seen on the Flat since 2020 but he's on a decent mark if he returned to his best Flat form and he ran with plenty of credit here two years ago when fourth of 15 in a staying race on the Flat.

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6th

6

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

12:50 Limerick

Bal De Rio

10st 10lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Course 2m3f winner has won six times over hurdles in all, including four in claiming events; briefly left the yard last year and finish 8l second in a race of this type at Clonmel in September; finished second in this event 12 months ago.

7/2

2nd

4

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 181y

14:30 Clonmel

Bal De Rio

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: James McAuley

Course winner has won six times over hurdles, including four in claiming events; moved to this yard after a second at Bellewstown last time; handles any ground and is weighted to go close.

9/4

2nd

5

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

16:05 Bellewstown

Bal De Rio

11st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

in touch with leaders, went second before 3 out, challenging on inner before 2 out, not fluent last, kept on run-in, just held

13/2

Form: 0842-1

Last run: 81 days

W: 9st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Winner on soft to heavy at Roscommon when last seen in May and all his best form is on testing ground so probably needs some rain to arrive; 3lb rise is manageable at least.

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7th

20

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Lord Erskine

10st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: H Rogers

Veteran with 11 wins, including very valuable 2m Leopardstown handicap hurdle in February off 120; out of depth when never sighted in Listed Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan on Saturday but can't be ruled out back at this level.

16/1

6th

4

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:00 Navan

Lord Erskine

9st 6lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: H Rogers

Veteran with 11 wins to his credit, including the Irish Cesarewitch when it was run here in 2017; showed his well-being when winning an ultra-competitive Listed handicap hurdle at Leopardstown in February; has a mountain to climb in this class of race though.

66/1

1st

21

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

Lord Erskine

10st 1lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: H Rogers

Won a valuable Flat handicap at the Curragh in September and carried that form over to hurdling; went closest when second to Harvard Guy over 2m4f at Navan but well below that form against the same rival two weeks ago; strong pace will suit and could go well at a big price.

33/1

Form: 4-0028

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; 10-race maiden; best effort yet when beaten half a length in a Bellewstown handicap earlier this month; couldn't build on that latest though.

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16

(1)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Navan

Duleek Street

9st 1lb

J: David Egan

T: John C McConnell

In good form over hurdles when last seen and he went close in a 1m4f handicap a couple of summers ago; could be interesting off this mark under David Egan.

20/1

4th

1

8th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:30 Kelso

Duleek Street

11st 7lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

led, faced challenge 2 out, headed and lost position before last, weakened run-in

4/1

Form: 6-2532 BF

Last run: 66 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; 10-race maiden but in good form and only narrowly denied at Gowran last time.

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4th

6

6th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Thurles

Derrinlaur

10st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

towards rear early, headway and pressed leaders on near side of group over 3f out, raced wide when ridden 2f out, intimidated by rival 1f out, no extra when lost third inside final 110yds

13/2

3rd

10

(8)

22nd Sep 2022

Soft

1m 6f 55y

17:30 Listowel

Derrinlaur

9st 11lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

slowly into stride, in rear, headway when pushed along on near side of group under 3f out, keeping on when ridden 2f out, switched right over 1f out, went third but no chance with winner final 110yds

7/1

10th

8

(8)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:25 Leopardstown

Derrinlaur

9st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield early, dropped to rear after 3f, headway into midfield after 7f, in touch with leaders when pushed along on outer over 3f out, ridden and no extra over 2f out, weakened from under 2f out, dropped to last when eased inside final furlong (jockey said filly never picked up in the straight)

5/1

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Non-runners

Endlessly, Arabian King, Bal De Rio, Lord Erskine, Duleek Street, Derrinlaur

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Payout
Exacta €300.00
Straight Forecast €257.30
Tricast €2530.40
Trifecta €6952.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Indigo Desert

RP Ratings (IRE):

Unanswered

The Irish Sun:

Indigo Desert

POSTDATA:

Unanswered