August 07 / 15.30 Downpatrick

15.30 Downpatrick

Good

Speckled Hen Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 2f 165y
  • 18 runners
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Speckled Hen Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.10
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 0-5641 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Continued his progression when staying on strongly to beat Top Basanta in a C&D handicap hurdle last month; 4lb worse off with that rival but could still be improving; should be thereabouts.
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1st

10

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Montel Glory

11st 8lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

midfield, good headway and in touch with leaders after 3 out, going easily waiting for room after 2 out, went fourth last, ridden and made challenge on outer run-in, led final 110yds, won going away

4/1

15

13th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

16:50 Downpatrick

Montel Glory

11st 0lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

towards rear, not fluent 3 out, soon pushed along but no impression

66/1

4th

18

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 5f 60y

14:55 Downpatrick

Montel Glory

11st 3lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: Philip Fenton

in rear, still plenty to do 2 out, pushed along and some headway approaching last, ridden and stayed on run-in, nearest finish

16/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 00-736

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Winless from 18 starts; ran okay in a pair of handicap hurdles here over the summer but a bit more needed.
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2nd

8

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Darkest Hour

11st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

prominent, went second after 3 out, pushed along and made challenge after 2 out, every chance last, lost second inside final 110yds, rallied and went second post, no match for winner

12/1

7

13th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

16:50 Downpatrick

Darkest Hour

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

midfield, headway after 3 out, ridden when chased leaders but mistake last, weakened run-in

6/1

9th

7

12th Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 65y

16:40 Downpatrick

Darkest Hour

11st 6lb

J: Alan King

T: Mark Michael McNiff

towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, slightly hampered after 2 out, kept on run-in, never near to challenge (jokey said gelding hung left at times)

25/1

8/1

  • Place: £5.80

Form: F0-0P4

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Down to a mark of 85 and ran her best race for a while when third in a handicap hurdle at Killarney last month; tongue-tie and cheekpieces are tried here and the trip should suit; could go well.
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3rd

13

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Shannon Gray

11st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

prominent, headway and went third 2 out, pushed along and led narrowly last, ridden and headed final 110yds, lost second post

8/1

4th

8

14th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:00 Killarney

Shannon Gray

11st 4lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield, headway after 9th, went second and ridden after 3 out, kept on until no extra approaching last

14/1

20

6th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Listowel

Shannon Gray

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

prominent, pushed along disputing second after 3 out, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, no extra approaching last

25/1

14/1

Form: 37-690

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Winless but went close in a trio of handicap hurdles here last year; yet to rediscover his best form in three runs this season and best watched.
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4th

1

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Alexharwill

11st 12lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: L Young

prominent, went second halfway, bit short of room on inner and lost ground after 3 out, headway on inner and briefly disputed lead before last, weakening when short of room run-in, kept on

14/1

10th

2

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Alexharwill

11st 12lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: L Young

in rear, towards rear of midfield 3 out, soon pushed along and brief headway, weakened before 2 out

18/1

9th

2

10th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 194y

15:55 Sligo

Alexharwill

11st 13lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: L Young

in touch with leaders, headway going easily and tracked leaders 3 out, pushed along and weakened quickly before 2 out

10/1

Form: 46796

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Showed a little ability in a couple of maiden hurdles; opening mark looks stiff enough and probably best watched on stable debut.
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9th

18

12th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

18:55 Tramore

Trishknowsbest

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Patrick Griffin

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 4 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

5th

4

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Trishknowsbest

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Patrick Griffin

towards rear, headway from 3 out, in touch with leaders after 2 out, pushed along approaching last, ridden and ran on well run-in, not reach leaders

14/1

Form: 065-72

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Outpointed by Montel Glory over C&D last month (Maggie Barrett third); 4lb better off here and likely to get at least a bit closer; one for the shortlist.
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6th

3

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Top Basanta

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

midfield, pushed along but headway when mistake 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in, never near to challenge

4/1

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

Form: 30-947

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Ordinary enough performer; not disgraced in a 2m handicap hurdle at Limerick last month but much more needed.
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7th

11

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Finnians Row

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

towards rear of midfield, headway into midfield before 2 out, keeping on when mistake last, never on terms

14/1

7th

9

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Finnians Row

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

midfield, ridden before 2 out, hampered 2 out, soon no impression

18/1

4th

2

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Wexford

Finnians Row

11st 10lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

towards rear, headway after 3 out, soon ridden, kept on and went modest fourth run-in, never on terms

25/1

Form: 4P86-5

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Returned from an unsuccessful stint pointing to finish quite well beaten in a maiden hurdle at Perth last week; others preferred.
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8th

14

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Carlotalin

11st 2lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Liam Lennon

soon led on outer, reduced lead 2 out, headed after 2 out, pushed along and weakened approaching last

33/1

5th

6

26th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

18:50 Perth

Carlotalin

10st 11lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Liam Lennon

jumped well, led, pushed along and ridden when headed before 2 out, soon weakened and well beaten

20/1

Form: 0008-3

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Decent handicap debut when a fading third to Montel Glory and Top Basanta over C&D last month; could be going the right way and has an each-way chance here.
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9th

7

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Maggie Barrett

11st 9lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: B R Hamilton

in touch with leaders, ridden and outpaced after 2 out, weakened gradually run-in

10/1

6th

8

13th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

16:50 Downpatrick

Maggie Barrett

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: B R Hamilton

always towards rear

10/1

8th

14

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Navan

Maggie Barrett

11st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: B R Hamilton

Bumper form featured a Downpatrick second on good ground last June; three maiden hurdle runs not as encouraging; may need better going.

25/1

Form: 4-7693

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Stepped out of maiden company to finish a decent third in a claiming hurdle at Roscommon last month; slight drop in trip is likely to suit and looks to be going the right way; could be involved.
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8

8th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 143y

17:25 Ballinrobe

Breffni Brave

10st 8lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

In front of Hooklinesinker when third in a Roscommon claimer five weeks ago; this looks a better race and Gordon Elliott has a stronger candidate in Vado Forte.

14/1

10th

2

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Breffni Brave

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

never better than mid-division, pushed along 2 out, no impression approaching last

5/1

1st

13

4th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:30 Roscommon

Breffni Brave

10st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't jump well, towards rear, not fluent 3rd, soon reminders, slow jump and became detached 4th, pulled up 3 out

9/2

25/1

Form: 307-49 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Veteran well beaten without being disgraced in a pair of handicap hurdles here this summer; others more likely.
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11th

15

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Our Brian

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: P J Rothwell

in touch with leaders, pushed along and dropped to midfield before 2 out, weakened approaching last

25/1

1st

17

13th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

16:50 Downpatrick

Our Brian

11st 0lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

took keen hold, midfield, pushed along and headway after 3 out, chased leaders 2 out, ridden and went second approaching last, no extra run-in

6/1

Form: /0000-

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Mostly poor form for Neil McKnight although not entirely disgraced in a Naas maiden hurdle in February when last seen; handicap debut and best watched.
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12th

6

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Like A G Six

11st 9lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Patrick Eugene Turley

always towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, no impression before 2 out

33/1

10th

15

12th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 131y

14:50 Naas

Like A G Six

11st 12lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Neil McKnight

Has struggled in a bumper and on his first three starts over hurdles; makes no appeal.

200/1

11th

14

25th Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 150y

13:10 Down Royal

Like A G Six

11st 6lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Neil McKnight

Has struggled in a bumper and on his first two starts over hurdles; makes no appeal.

200/1

Form: 90P8

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Very minor promise on debut but struggled all three starts since; others far more likely.
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8th

15

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 110y

17:55 Sligo

Glan Gap

10st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: D M Christie

towards rear, pushed along when mistake 3 out, some headway after 2 out, ridden and kept on after last

50/1

13th

5

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Glan Gap

11st 9lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: D M Christie

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield before 4 out, towards rear 3 out, pushed along and no impression 2 out

50/1

17

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:30 Sligo

Glan Gap

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D M Christie

Third reserve; very minor promise on debut but struggled all three starts since.

OUR TIP

Form: 00F0P-

Last run: 128 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
First reserve; nothing to recommend in maiden hurdles and makes little appeal.
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14th

16

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Rio Biumoso

11st 5lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Liam Lennon

midfield, pushed along and weakened after 3 out

10

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 50y

16:30 Wexford

Rio Biumoso

11st 7lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Liam Lennon

14th

14

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Wexford

Rio Biumoso

11st 5lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Liam Lennon

Showed nothing on first two runs and fell at the opening flight latest; plenty to prove.

100/1

Form: 0996-

Last run: 310 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Flat and hurdles form last year was pretty ordinary; well beaten on his return in a Flat handicap at Down Royal in June; makes little appeal.
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15th

9

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Eternal Prince

11st 8lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: J J Lambe

always towards rear, not fluent 3rd, pushed along and no impression after 3 out

33/1

12th

6

(11)

18th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 175y

17:05 Down Royal

Eternal Prince

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: J J Lambe

took keen hold, soon prominent in chasing group, in touch with leaders when pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened gradually from over 2f out

20/1

6th

1

1st Oct 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:03 Gowran Park

Eternal Prince

11st 9lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: J J Lambe

No show in a quartet of maiden hurdles and makes no appeal.

100/1

Form: 0F0-53

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Stayed on to decent effect when third to a subsequent winner at Killarney last month; longer trip should suit and no surprise should he get involved; tongue-tie tried here.
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12

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Only One Plan

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Stayed on to decent effect when third to a subsequent winner at Killarney last month; longer trip should suit and no surprise should he get involved; tongue-tie tried here.

8/1

6th

15

15th Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:50 Killarney

Only One Plan

10st 11lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

close up, pressed leader after 2nd, ridden and weakened before 3 out

33/1

Form: 099P/0

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; soundly beaten in a Flat maiden and a handicap hurdle this year; tongue-tie and cheekpieces tried but others make far more appeal.
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11th

11

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 110y

17:55 Sligo

Stander

11st 4lb

J: Derek Thomas McGrath

T: R K Watson

took keen hold, midfield, ridden after 3 out, no extra when not fluent and weakened 2 out

50/1

17

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Stander

12st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: R K Watson

Second reserve; soundly beaten in a Flat maiden and a handicap hurdle this year; tongue-tie and cheekpieces tried but others make far more appeal.

12th

11

8th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Kilbeggan

Stander

11st 7lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: R K Watson

always towards rear, no impression from 3 out, tailed off

25/1

Form: P00P-4

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Third reserve; poor performer on all known evidence; makes no appeal.
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18

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Guest

11st 2lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: H Smyth

Third reserve; poor performer on all known evidence; makes no appeal.

4th

6

13th Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 100y

15:10 Downpatrick

Guest

11st 2lb

J: John Shinnick

T: H Smyth

midfield, ridden before 3 out, soon struggling and weakened, tailed off

100/1

2

30th Oct 2021

Soft

2m 0f 190y

12:05 Down Royal

Guest

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: R K Watson

Poor performer on all known form and makes no appeal here.

200/1

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Payout
Exacta €312.00
Straight Forecast €320.30
Tricast €3693.40
Trifecta €1713.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Montel Glory

The Irish Sun:

Only One Plan

POSTDATA:

Breffni Brave

RP Ratings (IRE):

Montel Glory