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14:25 Downpatrick

Yielding

C R Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5453.78
  • 2m 2f 165y
  • 15 runners
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C R Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: -12421

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Has taken his form to a new level over fences this term and gained a third chase win at Cartmel last month; couldn't capitalise on his much lower hurdle mark at Bellewstown in July but worth giving another chance to back in this sphere.

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10th

12

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Hereditary Rule

10st 9lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: John C McConnell

Four-time winner over fences, including an impressive success in this race last year; completely out of form since but back down to a mark just 6lb higher than last year; watch the market.

25/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 262103 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark in a maiden hurdle here in July and bounced back from a lesser run at Galway when third back here last month; not obviously well treated but first-time cheekpieces may help.

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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

8/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 646425

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Sole win in 25 starts came on Flat (0-9 over timber); placed in a couple of handicap hurdles this summer but below par last time at Sligo; tough ask here in a more competitive heat and others seem on better marks.

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10th

3

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Ballinlough Gale

11st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, not fluent 4th

11/2

5th

7

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Ballinlough Gale

11st 3lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Only 1-31 overall and 0-15 as a hurdler; however, it's still early days with Gordon Elliott and he hit the frame here four weeks ago off this mark, albeit finishing some 13l off the winner; needs to find extra from somewhere.

7/1

3rd

4

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 139y

17:48 Ballinrobe

Ballinlough Gale

11st 10lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Fair sort on the Flat is 0-14 hurdling although went close off this sort of mark on a few occasions last summer on this sort of ground; two most recent efforts well below his best so needs to bounce back but quite possible given the drying ground.

7/1

Form: 3-242

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Improved from debut when a 3l runner-up here in May and two good runs in defeat here subsequently in maiden hurdle company; not a bad opening mark for handicap debut and one to consider with first-time tongue-tie on.

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0

8

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

19:05 Worcester

Wee Willie Nail

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Harper

Winner last September (2m, yielding) for Gordon Elliott but has been pulled up in all three starts for this yard, the latest after a break.

66/1

6

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:20 Market Rasen

Wee Willie Nail

11st 3lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Richard Harper

Winner last September (on final start for Gordon Elliott): pulled up in both starts for this yard at the end of the year and absent since.

66/1

OUR TIP

Form: 581221 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Winner at Sligo earlier in the summer and gained compensation for a couple of narrow defeats with a win over a bit further here last month; that was a career best and there's probably still more to come; nothing wrong with 6lb rise.

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0

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

Form: 65-F08

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

24-race maiden; well held here last time and best form over shorter trips than this.

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4th

9

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 55y

16:55 Downpatrick

Lesssaidthebetter

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Winning pointer but a longstanding maiden under rules (0-24 hurdles, 0-9 chasing); overall profile strikes a note of caution but a breakthrough is not out of the question; the outcome could hinge on his ability to reverse Tramore form with Brehon Star who beat him quite handily there; 6lb better off and blinkered for the first time.

4/1

2nd

15

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 150y

14:45 Tramore

Lesssaidthebetter

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: P J Rothwell

midfield, jumped right and bumped rival 1st, hampered by faller when left in third 5th, went second before 2 out, challenging approaching last, went clear with winner run-in, kept on

14/1

Form: 5P-FP6

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles in Britain for Fergal O'Brien but struggled for this yard so far, pulled up twice and tailed off last time; tongue-tie now tried.

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8

6th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:45 Tramore

Ordered Lives

11st 3lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Martin Paul Fitzgerald

midfield, dropped to rear 3rd, ridden and struggling 2 out, tailed off when pulled up before last

20/1

18

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Ordered Lives

11st 3lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Martin Paul Fitzgerald

Third reserve; won twice in novice hurdles in Britain for Fergal O'Brien, showing her best form on good ground at around 2m; has struggled for this yard so far and now tried blinkered.

25/1

Form: -04680 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

No show on the Flat at Laytown last time and struggling over jumps previously, including when tailed off at Sligo on last hurdle start.

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5th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:20 Downpatrick

Ciankyle

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: P Cluskey

soon chased clear leader, lost second 4th

25/1

12th

9

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Ciankyle

11st 4lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: P Cluskey

Veteran on a long losing run and hard to fancy although drying ground would be in his favour.

14/1

Form: 9-2610 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Dual course winner last year and went close here in May; got his head back in front at Sligo on his penultimate outing but he was tailed off at Galway last week; not discounted back at this venue.

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6th

2

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

14:50 Downpatrick

Willyouwalkwithme

11st 13lb

J: John Shinnick

T: S Wilson

soon raced in second, led after 4 out, faced challenge when not fluent and pecked on landing 2 out, soon headed

9/2

Form: 10-528 BF

Last run: 68 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Now 2-18; both wins over hurdles at Sligo last term; good run when beaten roughly 1l here in June (2m3f, good to yielding) and ran well on the Flat a week later but struggled back over timber at Sligo last time; freshened up since and not on a bad mark.

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9

(1)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:35 Sligo

Red Ball Of Fire

9st 5lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Mark Michael McNiff

All three hurdle wins have come here, her local track, albeit on better ground; 0-12 on the Flat but placed three times over C&D including seasonal return this time last year; ideally wants better ground.

10/1

Form: 4647-7

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Dual winner on the Flat in claimers; has shown ability over hurdles without making the frame but he was tailed off on yard debut in a maiden hurdle at Cartmel last month.

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11th

2

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

Gamigin

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear

12/1

15th

3

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Gamigin

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Noel C Kelly

Much improved to record wins at Ayr and here (2m1f) in December with cheekpieces fitted; solid third off 8lb higher at Leopardstown last month, having travelled well; not sure if this return to 2m4f will suit however.

11/2

Form: -63142

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark with a hurdle win at Bellewstown in July and solid runs in defeat twice since; up another 2lb and should be involved if he takes to this track.

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No Results Found

Form: 5-7605

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

No wins since 2019 and inconsistent in recent times; ran okay when fifth over fences last time but probably best watched back over timber.

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22

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Navan

Callthebarman

10st 9lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Neill McCluskey

Course winner in 2019; no sign of the form that made him a five-time winner (three over hurdles, two over fences) for Gavin Cromwell.

66/1

13th

1

23rd Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

16:50 Thurles

Callthebarman

12st 0lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Neill McCluskey

Five-time winner for Gavin Cromwell back in the day; never really seen at his best for Matthew Smith after almost two years on the sidelines; best watched on debut for a new stable.

14/1

5

16th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

14:25 Downpatrick

Callthebarman

11st 9lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Matthew J Smith

raced lazily, in rear, pushed along briefly, pushed along briefly after 2nd, not fluent 5th, soon reminders and no impression, pulled up before 4 out

16/1

Form: 2066-P

Last run: 109 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

A 16-race maiden; really struggling when last seen and best watched on return from 109 days off; yard debut with first-time tongue-tie on.

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18

21st Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 110y

14:37 Fairyhouse

Rightful Mind

10st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: S McParlan

Second reserve; maiden after 17 starts was pulled-up last twice over hurdles and isn't easy to fancy.

13

16th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

14:25 Downpatrick

Rightful Mind

10st 8lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: S McParlan

in rear, detached when slow jump 4th, no impression when slow jump 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before last

66/1

Form: 9000

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Shown nothing in four starts including handicap debut last time; hard to recommend.

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15

16th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

14:30 Cork

Mugsy Delight

11st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Seamus Fahey

didn't jump well, in rear until pulled up after 3rd

50/1

17

1st Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:52 Gowran Park

Mugsy Delight

11st 3lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Seamus Fahey

midfield, fell 1st

100/1

14

16th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

14:25 Downpatrick

Mugsy Delight

10st 3lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Seamus Fahey

midfield early, towards rear when ridden and no impression after 4 out, tailed off when ran out before last

66/1

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Payout
Exacta €476.00
Straight Forecast €366.90
Tricast €2903.40
Trifecta €4950.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hereditary Rule

The Irish Sun:

Inforapenny

POSTDATA:

Ballinlough Gale

RP Ratings (IRE):

Hereditary Rule