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Downpatrick Racecourse Best Dressed Lady Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5453.78
  • 2m 5f 160y
  • 13 runners
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Downpatrick Racecourse Best Dressed Lady Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.80
  • Place: £1.60

Form: -58122

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Has excelled since teaming up with Denis O'Regan, winning at Sligo in July before adding another two big runs in defeat with a pair of second placed efforts behind well handicapped rivals at Killarney and back at Sligo latest; now a total of 14lb higher than his winning mark all the same, and is becoming vulnerable, although first-time cheekpieces could squeeze out a little bit more here.

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3

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 138y

14:30 Thurles

Sphagnum

11st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: J P Broderick

Still involved when coming down over fences when last seen in September; best form has come over further but not ruled out from lower hurdle mark.

20/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 806342

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Longstanding maiden (0-32/28-hurdling) is likely to be rewarded one of these days for some sound runs in defeat, latest a good second at Kilbeggan 10 days ago; as a veteran already vulnerable before 2lb rise for that effort, and remains open to attack.

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2nd

9

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 160y

15:35 Downpatrick

Rare Conor

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

in touch with leaders, pushed along after 2 out, disputing fourth last, ridden and went second run-in, no match for winner

6/1

2nd

16

19th Aug 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Rare Conor

10st 11lb

J: Colin Halpin

T: Thomas Gibney

midfield, headway 2 out, pushed along and went fourth approaching last, ridden and kept on well run-in, went second towards finish

14/1

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

14/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: -26210 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Looked like she needed every yard of the trip when getting up in the dying strides to win narrowly over 2m3f in a mares maiden here on penultimate start; drop in trip probably not ideal when put in her place on handicap debut at Galway in the interim; much better expected here back at a venue she obviously enjoys and with a longer test also awaiting.

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13th

7

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 140y

14:25 Punchestown

Diamondinthemud

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Maiden hurdle winner last year has been below form in handicaps the last twice (beaten when unseated at Listowel) and needs his best.

20/1

0

2

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Diamondinthemud

12st 0lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

prominent, led after 3rd, headed after 2 out (usual 3 out), weakening when badly hampered by faller and unseated last (usual 2 out)

18/1

7th

7

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

19:10 Sligo

Diamondinthemud

11st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Last four runs have been over fences; best hurdles form last season was at Downpatrick, soundly beaten over fences at that venue last time.

14/1

Form: 81-121 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

In flying form over fences of late, with wins here and Perth either side of a solid second also at Perth, latest win off a mark of 118; has only had five rolls of the dice hurdling, and has looked progressive, winning a Perth mares handicap off a mark of 105 in April; plenty in her favour here with stable/jockey also bombing it.

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3rd

2

15th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 200y

13:40 Punchestown

Getaway Goldie

11st 5lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Won twice on better ground over fences in the summer; form has dipped in her last couple of starts including back over timber last time when pulled up in first-time blinkers (retained); well treated on peak form but suspicion she wants the ground quicker than this.

11/1

10

26th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:08 Limerick

Getaway Goldie

10st 9lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Was in decent form over fences during the summer, winning twice; was below her best in cheekpieces last time and reverts to hurdles with blinkers tried; lower mark in this sphere but isn't as effective.

10/1

6th

6

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 3f 165y

11:55 Fairyhouse

Getaway Goldie

10st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent 7th

4/1

Form: 483626

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Had hit a consistent enough streak in maiden company before handicap debut at Bellewstown last week when a little better than mid-division in sixth spot behind Final Orders; didn't shape as if a win was imminent on that occasion and will need to find a little extra here.

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11

8th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:00 Bellewstown

Ask Charlie

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Michael Hourigan

Winning pointer who is 0-10 under rules; however, there has been promise with respectable shows in handicaps over hurdles and fences; changed yards during his 313 days away so would like to see confidence behind him.

8/1

5th

8

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 160y

15:35 Downpatrick

Ask Charlie

11st 1lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: D Harvey

close up, prominent 5th, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and no impression approaching last

16/1

6th

7

23rd Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 4f 0y

18:15 Bellewstown

Ask Charlie

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: D Harvey

towards rear of midfield, bit short of room on turn after 1st, in touch with leaders 5 out, pushed along before 3 out, ridden but no impression after 2 out

12/1

Form: 09-050

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Struggled on recent intro to chasing at Galway and previous efforts on both the flat and over hurdles not much to write home about either.

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13

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

Our Patron Saint

10st 8lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Sarah Dawson

17-race maiden; beaten a long way out over hurdles last time and showed very little on sole chase start; blinkers now tried.

33/1

19th

22

19th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 120y

15:23 Punchestown

Our Patron Saint

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Sarah Dawson

towards rear of midfield

33/1

7

4th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 120y

15:15 Down Royal

Our Patron Saint

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Sarah Dawson

Poor maiden is out of his depth in this.

200/1

Form: 07-065 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Fine form around here in the past hurdling, picking up two victories and looked like he could be on his way back to form when sixth at Limerick in July, but failed to back that up when poor at Sligo, when posting a bad round of jumping; no room for errors.

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12

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 170y

13:40 Tramore

Happy Lad

11st 0lb

J: Mr E Finegan

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

Tailed off in a claimer on the Flat last month; well below form in four hurdle starts this term; hard to recommend at present.

20/1

13th

13

(8)

14th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

14:15 Dundalk (AW)

Happy Lad

8st 10lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

prominent, lost second halfway

50/1

Form: 35-063

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won a claiming hurdle in March last year but beaten out of sight in three starts hurdling in the interim; some signs of a revival when third in a Tramore handicap chase over an extended 2m5f 17 days ago, but far from guaranteed to replicate that here.

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10

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

Different Strokes

10st 11lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Mrs C O’Leary

0-11 over fences; tailed off at Clonmel last month but feasibly treated on his placed form from this summer; needs to bounce back.

20/1

9th

9

17th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 96y

15:23 Clonmel

Different Strokes

10st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Mrs C O’Leary

Has only won a claiming hurdle; has placed form over fences but he's 0-10 and looks vulnerable to improvers.

12/1

Form: 4P-143

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Came good in a Kilbeggan mares maiden in July when back on a lively surface; jumping left a bit to be desired when a beaten favourite in a Limerick novice 13 days later, and not helped by a wide route off the final bend when a staying-on third at Tramore latest; with a bit more luck on her side, should be on the premises.

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5th

2

(4)

18th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 184y

16:35 Gowran Park

Kilbarry Chianti

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: C O’Keeffe

slowly away, in rear, ridden 3f out, minor headway from over 1f out

10/1

9th

5

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 160y

15:35 Downpatrick

Kilbarry Chianti

11st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: C O’Keeffe

prominent, led after 1st, faced challenge from 3 out, pushed along after 2 out, headed approaching last, soon weakened

13/2

3rd

6

11th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 110y

19:30 Tramore

Kilbarry Chianti

11st 0lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: C O’Keeffe

held up in behind leaders, mistake 7th, headway on outer and tracked leaders with one circuit to go, ridden and raced wide on turn before 2 out, kept on on outer and went third run-in

5/1

20/1

Form: 602P-0

Last run: 101 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Capable sort when on song, but was far from hitting the right notes when down the field here when last seen out in May, that on the back of a pair of runs over fences; 6lb lower here than the latest of his three wins (2020), and potential to bounce back as only seven, but hard to fancy.

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4

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

Magic Sea

11st 9lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Sarah Dawson

0-10 over fences and tailed off in each of his last three starts including a cross-country race at Punchestown last month; easy to oppose in his current form.

25/1

14th

15

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 180y

11:45 Punchestown

Magic Sea

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Sarah Dawson

towards rear, mistake 5th, soon reminders, hampered 14th

100/1

11th

7

4th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 30y

12:55 Down Royal

Magic Sea

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Sarah Dawson

in rear, hampered by faller 1st, pushed along briefly after 7th, reminders after 4 out, keeping on when jumped slightly right 2 out, made no impression

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1/50/

Last run: 720 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Maiden winner (2019) unexposed at this game, although not great in two previous attempts in handicaps back in 2020, latest off an 8lb higher mark; only appeared twice on the flat last year, and weak in the market when poor on recent return at Roscommon from a 549-days absence; stable have bagged this prize in the past, but this looks a tall order.

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10th

17

(15)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Make The Switch

9st 1lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: G A Kingston

Third reserve; tailed off over hurdles last time and struggling on Flat previously.

Form: 0045-9

Last run: 101 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Three time winner on the Flat in France and has also popped up over hurdles at Limoges, but has yet to show a great deal on Irish soil and is not exactly jumping off the page.

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2

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

15:50 Hereford

Gaius

11st 7lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

1m2f winner who doubled his tally in a maiden hurdle this summer; ended up well beaten on handicap debut last time and he looks vulnerable back in a novice, especially with a penalty.

14/1

6th

12

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Worcester

Gaius

10st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Comfortbly too good for Painless Potter in 2m course maiden in June and, following an excusable defeat on heavy ground, ran well when second here last month; not really bred to benefit this step up in trip, though.

14/1

2nd

1

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Worcester

Gaius

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

After two seconds he was entitled to win a modest maiden here (good) and conditions were heavy when tailed off in a handicap at Cartmel; solid form claims back in a novice, even with his penalty.

9/2

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Payout
Exacta €330.00
Straight Forecast €219.30
Tricast €3424.90
Trifecta €1088.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Rare Conor

The Irish Sun:

Sphagnum

SPOTLIGHT:

Getaway Goldie

POSTDATA:

Rare Conor