August 07 / 17.00 Downpatrick

17.00 Downpatrick

Good

Balloo Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 5f 165y
  • 18 runners
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Balloo Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: P-6352 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Limited enough but two good C&D runs put her in with every chance, only worn down late last month (Greenandwhitearmy and Gibbet Hill behind).
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1st

3

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Townhill Penny

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, nudged along before 2 out, ridden and went third approaching last, ran on well up the centre run-in, led final strides

7/2

11

13th Jul 2022

Good

2m 5f 170y

17:52 Downpatrick

Townhill Penny

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

always towards rear, not fluent 2nd, struggling final circuit

40/1

5th

8

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

19:50 Tipperary

Townhill Penny

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in behind leaders, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden and kept on, switched right when not fluent 2 out, soon no extra but stayed on

12/1

14/1

  • Place: £9.60

Form: 997-P6

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
One of her better efforts over C&D last month but has a fair bit to find with Townhill Penny on that run.
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2nd

10

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Gibbet Hill

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Anthony John Black

led, pushed along and 3 lengths ahead after 2 out, ridden and hung left run-in, headed final strides

14/1

12

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 30y

19:56 Tramore

Gibbet Hill

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Anthony John Black

prominent, shaken up and lost position after 3 out, soon dropped to rear and got behind, tailed off before 2 out, pulled up before last

25/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 8P0-43

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Creditable recent efforts include here over 2m3f and over today's trip at Ballinrobe when a clear third to an improver, not quite getting home over extended run-in after racing keenly; good prospects, especially if settling better.
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3rd

6

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Menindee

11st 6lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: D M Christie

raced in second, pushed along and 3 lengths down after 2 out, switched left towards far side after last, ran on well and made challenge inside final 110yds, kept on but lost second towards finish

9/2

3rd

7

19th Jul 2022

Good

2m 5f 122y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Menindee

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: D M Christie

took keen hold, disputed lead, prominent after 1st, led before 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden and hard pressed omitted last, headed run-in, no extra and lost second towards finish

25/1

Form: 7-8063

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Veteran is 0-30 under Rules although fair third at Ballinrobe recently; hard to see him making the breakthrough all the same.
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4th

1

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Rare Conor

11st 12lb

J: Colin Halpin

T: Thomas Gibney

midfield, pushed along after 2 out, headway approaching last, kept on and went fourth run-in, not reach leaders

10/1

Form: 24/774 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Regular here, sole win coming three years ago; creditable C&D fourth last month but bit to find with second-placed Townhill Penny on that.
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5th

11

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Greenandwhitearmy

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Neil McKnight

prominent on inner, not fluent 4 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

12/1

6th

11

12th Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 65y

16:40 Downpatrick

Greenandwhitearmy

11st 1lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Neil McKnight

raced in second, ridden and lost position before 3rd, dropped to rear before 4th, pulled up before 5th (jockey said mare stopped quickly)

16/1

Form: 0F0-05

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Caught the eye at Ballinrobe last month when making good late gains, despite a poor round of jumping; given more fluent jumping could improve and play a role.
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6th

7

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Chief Black Robe

11st 3lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear, still plenty to do after 2 out, pushed along and ran on well run-in, never near to challenge

12/1

5th

8

19th Jul 2022

Good

2m 5f 122y

19:30 Ballinrobe

Chief Black Robe

11st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

in rear, mistake 2nd, not fluent 4 out, pushed along and detached after 2 out, ridden and headway after last, kept on well towards finish, never near to challenge

50/1

12th

7

13th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:00 Kilbeggan

Chief Black Robe

11st 6lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

always towards rear, didn't jump well, mistake and detached 1st, minor headway when not fluent 2 out, made no impression

33/1

Form: -80484

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Fair efforts off this basement mark of late, although didn't find that much on extended run-in at Ballinrobe last time; something to find with Menindee on that run.
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7th

13

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Roccorionach

10st 13lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: Miss Evanna McCutcheon

prominent, pushed along before 3 out, ridden and weakened from 2 out

12/1

8th

16

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

19:50 Tipperary

Roccorionach

10st 13lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Miss Evanna McCutcheon

midfield, hampered 9th, ridden and weakened after 4 out

28/1

20/1

Form: 6-4F50

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Another regular but yet to win here and jumping has been letting him down of late; others preferred.
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8th

15

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Zagnzig

10st 13lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: H Smyth

never better than mid-division, awkward jump 2 out, soon ridden and no impression

20/1

Form: 0P89-4 C BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Better chaser, returning from winter's break when well-backed favourite at Kilbeggan last month, tiring run-in after looking a real threat two out; interesting reverting to hurdles off 6lb lower mark.
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9th

9

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Rubiana

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear of midfield, mistake 5th, headway before 2 out, pushed along and no impression approaching last (vet reported mare to be blowing hard post race)

13/2

21

1st Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 180y

16:00 Cork

Rubiana

11st 1lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Gavin Cromwell

First reserve; better chaser, returning from winter's break when well-backed favourite at Kilbeggan last month, tiring run-in after looking a real threat two out; interesting reverting to hurdles now although this trip on the short side.

4th

7

15th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

20:30 Kilbeggan

Rubiana

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

slowly away, always towards rear, not fluent 1st, detached throughout

5/1

Form: 647

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Three-time point-to-point winner beaten a long way in C&D maidens last twice; potential improver on handicap debut but others look more solid.
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10th

5

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

So Ladylike

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: C A McBratney

always towards rear, pushed along and no impression from 2 out

12/1

4th

6

12th Jun 2022

Good

2m 5f 60y

13:45 Downpatrick

So Ladylike

10st 11lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: C A McBratney

always towards rear, pushed along and minor headway approaching last, never dangerous

13/2

Form: 0090-0

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Never sighted on last month's return from 246-day absence so entitled to come on for it but likely best watched for now.
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11th

8

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

I Can’t Remember

11st 1lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: C A McBratney

towards rear of midfield, some headway after 3 out, pushed along and no impression after 2 out

20/1

3rd

9

13th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

16:50 Downpatrick

I Can’t Remember

11st 6lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: C A McBratney

towards rear of midfield, pushed along 3 out, steady headway after 2 out, ridden and stayed on run-in, went fourth towards finish

50/1

14th

14

9th Nov 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 110y

14:45 Fairyhouse

I Can’t Remember

11st 8lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: Gavin Cromwell

Flat winner in UK but has been well beaten in three handicap hurdles for this yard lately at big prices; best watched unless market moves.

20/1

Form: 0/67F-

Last run: 294 days

W: 10st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Won a point-to-point but 0-13 under Rules; fell over hurdles when last seen in October.
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12th

12

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Drimsree Lad

10st 13lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

prominent early, dropped to midfield 5 out, pushed along towards rear before 3 out, soon no extra

25/1

16

6th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:25 Kilbeggan

Drimsree Lad

10st 0lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

Second reserve; struggled in three runs over fences in 2019; fell over timber when last seen and has a 293-day absence to overcome.

Form: 816529 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Sole win came here (2m2f) in June off 81; out of depth in Galway novice event on latest but back at his level here so can't be ruled out.
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10

12th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:20 Tramore

I Don’t Get It

11st 0lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Neill McCluskey

Only the one win from 46 starts which came over hurdles at Downpatrick in June (2m1.5f, good to yielding); far from disgraced in a conditions event at that venue on penultimate start but was outclassed in novice company at Galway 17 days ago; was soundly beaten on sole chase start at Wexford but would have a squeak if able to bounce back.

12/1

4

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

I Don’t Get It

11st 7lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Neill McCluskey

Sole win came here (2m2f) in June off 81; out of depth in Galway novice event on latest but back at his level here so can't be ruled out.

7/1

Form: 577/70

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
No wins since a Curragh maiden in 2016; ran okay in a Navan maiden hurdle nearly two years ago but two runs on reappearing in May were well below that level, jumping letting him down at Punchestown; opening handicap mark seems high enough; cheekpieces tried.
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2

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Utah

11st 12lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

in rear, not fluent 1st, detached from 4 out, pulled up approaching last

14/1

16th

4

(18)

10th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Fairyhouse

Utah

10st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: J J Lambe

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leaders when pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened gradually from under 2f out

16/1

Form: /0/9/U

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 13lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Veteran effectively brought down at the first on recent Perth return; can only be watched.
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14

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Super Sling

10st 13lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: S McParlan

towards rear, some headway towards rear of midfield when fell 4 out

25/1

4

26th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

18:50 Perth

Super Sling

11st 4lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: S McParlan

towards rear, badly hampered and unseated rider 1st

50/1

13th

14

(2)

24th Nov 2021

Standard

2m 0f 0y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Super Sling

9st 0lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: S McParlan

Won over 1m here at three in 2013, career punctuated by long breaks; not disgraced here two weeks ago, but well held by Yamato and Annecherie on that running.

25/1

Form: 0-1B9P CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
First reserve; last year's winner (off 86) also got off the mark over fences here in May; struggled in handicap chases since and back hurdling here.
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6th

14

8th Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 168y

19:55 Ballinrobe

Nuttorridge

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

towards rear, pushed along and still plenty to do after 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in, never near to challenge

25/1

16

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Nuttorridge

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

First reserve; last year's winner (off 86) also got off the mark over fences here in May; struggled in handicap chases since and back hurdling here.

Form: 006-P5

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; mild promise for small yard but three runs in the spring for this yard were underwhelming; opposable.
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8th

5

11th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 110y

20:00 Tramore

Creggsman

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, no impression approaching last

16/1

17

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Creggsman

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Gavin Cromwell

Second reserve; mild promise for small yard but three runs in the spring for this yard were underwhelming; opposable.

5th

11

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:55 Punchestown

Creggsman

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Bit of promise for small yard before fair stable debut only to run shocker at Ballinrobe; 7-2 then.

7/1

Form: 9/6P8/

Last run: 702 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Third reserve; 3m winner for Denis Hogan back in 2019; hasn't run since September 2020 so can only be watched if getting a run.
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18

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Helly Hansum

11st 4lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Third reserve; 3m winner for Denis Hogan back in 2019; hasn't run since September 2020 so can only be watched if getting a run.

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Non-runners

I Don't Get It, Nuttorridge, Creggsman, Helly Hansum

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Payout
Exacta €1055.00
Straight Forecast €821.20
Tricast €2724.60
Trifecta €3166.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Menindee

RP Ratings (IRE):

Rubiana

The Irish Sun:

Menindee

POSTDATA:

Rubiana