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John Purfield Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 16 runners
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John Purfield Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.80
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 06-145 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Is 0-12 over hurdles, though was third in this race last year; has improved over fences lately, winning at Tramore in June before running well in defeat twice there since, including behind Golden Sandbanks; go close if translating her form back to hurdles.

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2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: -95411 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Flat maiden has shown improved form jumping recently, winning a Limerick handicap hurdle (runner-up won twice since) before taking a Tramore handicap chase on debut in that sphere; in-form rider stays aboard and should go close if this doesn't come too soon.

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10th

14

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Golden Sandbanks

11st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul W Flynn

Versatile 7yo won over hurdles at Sligo (2m2f) last summer and twice on the flat in the autumn; has his ground here although unproven over this far.

16/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 0000-0

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Dual AW Flat winner has shown little in five maiden hurdles but yard is in flying form and could show improvement on handicap debut; check market.

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11th

5

(2)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

13:40 Dundalk (AW)

Happaugue

9st 7lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

towards rear

9/1

Form: -23123

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Has been a model of consistency this summer, winning a handicap hurdle at Cartmel before a decent third at Galway, albeit beaten 9.5l; being back on a sounder surface will suit and can be involved.

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8th

1

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

16:25 Naas

A Mere Bagatelle

12st 0lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Mostly chasing during the past year, winning off a similar mark at Kilbeggan last summer; made a quiet return to hurdling after a break at Taunton three weeks ago but the blinkers could sharpen up him.

14/1

Form: 679659

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Maiden ran her best race when fifth in a Downpatrick handicap (2m3f) before a lesser effort back in maiden company at Tramore last time; could run well if handling this drop in trip.

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3rd

15

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Trishknowsbest

11st 4lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Both hurdle wins in 2022 came on decent ground; not much of note last season (largely chasing) and back from a break with something to prove although ground could be coming in her favour.

20/1

Form: 44/0/3

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Four-time Flat winner is 1-10 over hurdles but ran a fine race to be third to Golden Sandbanks at Limerick last time; is 6lb better off with the winner today for that 8.5l, so should get closer.

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18th

20

(19)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Curragh

Atlas

8st 12lb

J: Alyse Clarke

T: T G McCourt

A long time since his last win (July 2020); all four wins on better ground; veteran is hard to fancy based on overall profile and recent mid-field run at Leopardstown.

40/1

8th

13

(4)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 0y

16:50 Leopardstown

Atlas

9st 0lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

Long time since his last win (2020) and wins all on better ground; hard to fancy.

20/1

Form: F-67P6

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Maiden has been generally struggling off low ratings lately and is difficult to fancy.

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15

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:17 Gowran Park

Gaelic Force

10st 13lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Miss M Harding

Came on from her reappearance when only beaten 8l at Tramore in July but she's failed to build on that since; looks reliant on first-time blinkers sparking a revival.

10/1

7th

16

23rd Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Bellewstown

Gaelic Force

10st 13lb

J: Daniel King

T: Miss M Harding

soon led, not fluent 2nd, joined after 5th, pushed along when headed 3 out, soon ridden and weakened

25/1

6th

14

14th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Tramore

Gaelic Force

10st 13lb

J: Daniel King

T: Miss M Harding

prominent, pressed leaders when ridden after 3 out, weakened 2 out

14/1

Form: 756-22 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Maiden has run with credit in second the last twice; first occasion was over 2m4f here before even better effort at Sligo over 2m2f; went up 2lb for those runs but should be involved again if as effective dropped to this trip.

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10th

13

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 160y

18:45 Downpatrick

Rossies Tara

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

in rear

9/1

4th

16

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 110y

19:05 Bellewstown

Rossies Tara

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

towards rear, headway into midfield after 3 out, went fourth before 2 out, kept on run-in, not reach leaders

14/1

14th

14

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:35 Sligo

Rossies Tara

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Mark Michael McNiff

soon led on inner, bumped rival 1st, headed and weakened quickly after 3 out

8/1

28/1

Form: 800P-0 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won a Limerick maiden last year for Enda Bolger but hasn't shown a lot for different trainers since last autumn; tailed-off at Kilbeggan on return; best watched for new yard.

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0

16

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

15:23 Fairyhouse

War God

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: R Donohoe

in touch with leaders early, dropped to midfield 5th, weakened after 6th, in rear when pulled up before 3 out

50/1

12th

18

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

War God

10st 13lb

J: Conor Owens

T: R Donohoe

Record of 1-16 over hurdles and has been regressive this year; others preferred.

33/1

11th

16

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

17:05 Kilbeggan

War God

11st 1lb

J: Conor Owens

T: R Donohoe

disputed lead

14/1

Form: 0-080

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Best of three maiden hurdle efforts when beaten 16l at Kilbeggan last month; one to watch in market on handicap debut.

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7

5th Sep 2022

Good

2m 6f 110y

17:45 Galway

Kansas Joe

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: W J O’Doherty

towards rear of midfield, lost position and dropped to rear when pushed along 9th, behind and mistake 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

66/1

10th

6

23rd Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Bellewstown

Kansas Joe

11st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: W J O’Doherty

towards rear, towards rear of midfield when pushed along before 3 out, soon minor headway, no extra after 3 out, made no impression

18/1

14th

6

1st Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 180y

15:30 Cork

Kansas Joe

11st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: W J O’Doherty

midfield, pushed along after 4 out, no impression before 3 out

100/1

28/1

Form: 5000-0

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Just glimpses of ability on the Flat and over hurdles but was beaten 26l at Tramore last time over timber and much more needed.

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16th

3

(7)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:20 Leopardstown

Corbin

11st 7lb

J: Mr D P Nolan

T: S M Duffy

awkward start, towards rear

50/1

9th

4

(6)

4th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 210y

17:07 Listowel

Corbin

11st 0lb

J: Mr D P Nolan

T: S M Duffy

towards rear

100/1

10

29th Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:03 Galway

Corbin

11st 4lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: S M Duffy

Promise earlier in his career but struggling in a string of handicap efforts in recent times and beaten 24l at Gowran latest; new trip and best form on good.

12/1

Form: 00-00P

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Aw winner has been poor over hurdles and was pulled-up on handicap debut last time; hard to make a case for.

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21th

3

(12)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:20 Leopardstown

Prince Of Peace

10st 1lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: W J Lanigan

towards rear

50/1

18th

12

(19)

1st May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Prince Of Peace

9st 7lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: W J Lanigan

dwelt start, in rear and pushed along, reminder soon after start, ridden and no impression before halfway, eased 2f out, never going well

33/1

10th

2

(18)

6th Apr 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 180y

14:30 Bellewstown

Prince Of Peace

10st 2lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: W J Lanigan

Won his penultimate Flat start, a 1m AW maiden in 2021; however, struggled over hurdles for this yard and he was tailed off back on the Flat when last seen in September having been reluctant to race; looks risky.

20/1

Form: -6F889

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

First reserve; little sign of ability in two bumpers and four maiden hurdles, so enormous improvement needed on handicap debut.

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15

5th Sep 2022

Good

2m 6f 110y

18:15 Galway

Outa Karney

11st 0lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Muredach Kelly

disputed lead early, jumped right and hampered rivals 1st, wandered on approach 2nd, headed but prominent before 3rd, lost position before 9th, weakening when bit short of room after 3 out, dropped to rear when pulled up before 2 out

50/1

13th

17

23rd Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Bellewstown

Outa Karney

11st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: Muredach Kelly

always towards rear, nudged along after 4 out, no impression when mistake 2 out, eased

9th

8

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

17:00 Sligo

Outa Karney

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Muredach Kelly

never better than mid-division, pushed along and no impression from 2 out

50/1

Form: 0070-

Last run: 156 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

One of two runners for yard; a glimpse of ability in maiden hurdles but was beaten 43l on handicap debut in March and a bit to prove after lay-off.

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14th

2

23rd Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Bellewstown

Matts My Boy

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Patrick Griffin

took keen hold, prominent early, not fluent 3rd, dropped to midfield 5th, towards rear when ridden and no impression after 4 out

25/1

13th

9

20th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

15:15 Downpatrick

Matts My Boy

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Patrick Griffin

Signs of improvement at Leopardstown last time when making third maiden appearance; stable had a good chase winner at Down Royal on Thursday; not without a chance on handicap debut

14/1

7th

6

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Leopardstown

Matts My Boy

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Patrick Griffin

Tailed off on debut and same result when beaten a long way out last time; hard to warm to.

200/1

Form: 9/6P8/

Last run: 718 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won a 3m handicap at Tipperary in 2019; best watched over this inadequate trip on return from a long lay-off; new yard.

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8th

12

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:15 Limerick

Helly Hansum

10st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Noel C Kelly

Sole win came over 3m on summer ground three years ago; missed almost two years and not much since returning for new yard this autumn, albeit not disgraced when seventh of 20 (just behind Costalita) at Galway last time.

14/1

7th

18

29th Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:03 Galway

Helly Hansum

10st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

Losing run since 2019; missed all of 2021 and hasn't shown enough in three runs since returning.

66/1

3rd

8

7th Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 110y

16:17 Downpatrick

Helly Hansum

10st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel C Kelly

soon midfield, pushed along when mistake 3 out, minor headway but no impression after 2 out, went poor third approaching last

25/1

Form: 058-58

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Maiden hasn't been beaten far at times off low ratings but needs to find improvement from somewhere.

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7th

13

3rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Wexford

Ballyeden Lass

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

midfield, prominent 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden approaching last, soon weakened gradually

14/1

15

23rd Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Bellewstown

Ballyeden Lass

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Maiden hasn't been beaten far at times off low ratings but needs to find improvement from somewhere.

16/1

8th

16

1st Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 180y

16:00 Cork

Ballyeden Lass

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

midfield, chased leaders after 4 out, slightly hampered 3 out, soon pushed along but no extra

14/1

Form: 690-08

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; little sign of ability in five maiden hurdles, so enormous improvement required on handicap debut.

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Form: 9-0000

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; second in a UK bumper last year; was poor over hurdles until showing a bit more promise last time, beaten 7.25l; more needed but not dismissed.

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19

23rd Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Bellewstown

Percy Pi

11st 6lb

J: Daniel King

T: Brendan W Duke

Third reserve; second in a UK bumper last year; was poor over hurdles until showing a bit more promise last time, beaten 7.25l; more needed but not dismissed.

10th

14

8th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 143y

18:55 Ballinrobe

Percy Pi

10st 7lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Brendan W Duke

pressed leader, led 1st, pushed along and headed approaching last, not fluent last, weakened run-in

33/1

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Non-runners

Falcon Park, Ballyeden Lass, Woodstream Lad, Percy Pi

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Payout
Exacta €231.00
Straight Forecast €225.30
Tricast €1374.50
Trifecta €3035.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Golden Sandbanks

TOPSPEED:

War God

The Irish Sun:

A Mere Bagatelle

RP Ratings (IRE):

Golden Sandbanks

POSTDATA:

Golden Sandbanks