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John Thomas McNamara Series (Q.R.) Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 16 runners
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John Thomas McNamara Series (Q.R.) Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £1.70
  • Place: £1.10

Form: /44-73

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

112-rated gelding has the winning of this on last year's form, goes on the ground and has two recent runs under his belt; goes well for this rider too so not much to dislike about his chance.

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14th

5

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Carrig Rock

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Peter Croke

Sligo maiden winner at this trip and returned from spell chasing when well held over hurdles at Tramore recently; tongue-tie now tried but of limited appeal.

33/1

9th

3

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 80y

15:50 Tramore

Carrig Rock

11st 11lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Peter Croke

in touch with leaders

20/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 41552 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Got first run when just holding off Western Comandor in 2m2f bumper here in August; creditable second to long odds-on favourite on second hurdles start at Tipperary; untried on testing ground.

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No Results Found

9/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 2424

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Narrowly beaten in two bumpers including when slightly unlucky second to Ginnets Girl here; he's a stayer so this trip will suit much better than when fourth on hurdling bow at Roscommon; soft ground an unknown; promising rider.

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6th

2

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 100y

18:50 Downpatrick

Western Comandor

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Andrew McNamara

in touch with leaders, lost fourth after 3 out, soon no extra

20/1

Form: 3/220

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in first three bumpers; disappointing at Navan last month but bred for jumping and yard flying; unproven on soft ground.

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4th

7

21st Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Sligo

Duncreevan

11st 4lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent, not fluent and bumped rival 1st, pushed along when not clear run then switched left home turn, ridden but no extra run-in

8/1

2nd

2

23rd Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

19:45 Bellewstown

Duncreevan

12st 0lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, headway and pressed leaders over 4f out, went second when ridden 3f out, soon no chance with winner but kept on

7/4

2nd

2

19th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 92y

20:00 Ballinrobe

Duncreevan

12st 0lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 5f out, led going easily 2f out, soon faced challenge, ridden and headed 1f out, soon no chance with winner, kept on

6/5

Form: 767-

Last run: 240 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Disappointing seventh both bumper starts but in between ran nice race in strong Limerick maiden hurdle; could run well.

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12th

14

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Famous Agent

11st 0lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Liz Doyle

midfield

16/1

5

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Famous Agent

11st 12lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

in touch with leaders

4/1

Form: 70

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten around 40l both hurdling starts and will soon be handicapping.

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No Results Found

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second Flat win for Joseph O'Brien came over 2m1f on soft ground at Killarney in May and acquired by present owner/trainer for 45,000gns at Newmarket in July; back from a break and intriguing hurdling debutant, although might need a run or two to get his eye in.

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1st

14

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Montys Way

11st 4lb

J: Conor Owens

T: George Stanley

Dual Flat winner for Joseph O'Brien but 0-9 over hurdles; not out of it when unseating two out here last month but remains hard to back with confidence.

14/1

4

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Montys Way

11st 13lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: George Stanley

midfield

16/1

17th

9

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Montys Way

11st 6lb

J: Mr I Ryan

T: George Stanley

Dual Flat winner for Joseph O'Brien but well beaten to date over hurdles and makes no appeal.

50/1

Form: /3306-

Last run: 269 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has plenty of experience and far from disgraced when sixth in Down Royal maiden when last seen; that was in January, though, so he's likely to need the run here.

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0

6

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 55y

16:55 Downpatrick

Copia Verborum

11st 2lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: J J Lambe

A long time since he showed his best form; has run creditably at this track on occasion but otherwise does not seem to have much going for him; in rear over hurdles here earlier in the month.

25/1

11th

10

13th Aug 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 65y

15:10 Downpatrick

Copia Verborum

11st 4lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: J J Lambe

A long time since he showed his best form; has run creditably at this track on occasion but otherwise does not seem to have much going for him.

25/1

10th

1

(2)

9th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:25 Ayr

Copia Verborum

10st 0lb

J: James Sullivan

T: J J Lambe

Irish challenger who is one to watch in the betting on his first Flat start since October 2021, but he hasn't really shone over hurdles subsequently and his claims aren't compelling.

16/1

25/1

Form: 8-65

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not disgraced in two bumpers but beaten 39l when fifth of 16 on hurdling bow at Gowran.

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2nd

10

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

17:08 Cork

Ivane

11st 2lb

J: Ms C Skerry

T: Ciaran Murphy

raced wide, prominent, not fluent 2nd, joined leader after 10th, not fluent 4 out, led before 3 out, clear when mistake 2 out, soon ridden and reduced lead, headed but kept on from last, no match for winner

8/1

4th

18

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:17 Naas

Ivane

10st 12lb

J: Ms C Skerry

T: Ciaran Murphy

Won a heavy ground handicap at Galway last October off 4lb higher but hasn't matched that form since; a squeak if back to his best.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Homebred 5yo; unraced dam half-sister to 2m2f hurdle winner Hot Commodity and 2m chase/2m4f hurdle winner Native House; will be better for the experience.

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10th

4

18th May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:15 Tipperary

Crafty Rascal

11st 4lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Edward Cawley

Tailed-off all four starts and can't be fancied.

200/1

20th

6

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Crafty Rascal

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Edward Cawley

midfield, pushed along briefly after 4th

200/1

16th

5

29th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:17 Naas

Crafty Rascal

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Has finished in rear in outings at Sligo and Fairyhouse; can be left out of calculations.

100/1

Form: P/0P

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Nothing to recommend so far; has been too keen and unable to see out his races.

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0

14

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

Courthill

10st 0lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: Michael E Hallinan

Tailed-off over C&D last time and can't be fancied, especially from 4lb out of handicap; cheekpieces tried.

66/1

11th

19

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 14y

18:35 Ballinrobe

Courthill

10st 13lb

T: Michael E Hallinan

prominent on inner

Form: P

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed four times in points in the spring but pulled up on hurdling debut at Listowel; can only be watched.

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14th

9

30th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 20y

16:17 Punchestown

Eveningofsummer

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Ruaidhri Joseph Tierney

Poor form in five starts under Rules so far; up in trip; others preferred.

66/1

15

16th Jan 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Punchestown

Eveningofsummer

10st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Ruaidhri Joseph Tierney

Poor form over hurdles so far, including at Fairyhouse last month in a tongue-tie and blinkers; makes little appeal.

50/1

15

21st Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 110y

14:37 Fairyhouse

Eveningofsummer

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Ruaidhri Joseph Tierney

Not much sign of ability under rules and blinkers replace cheekpieces today, so they need to have a positive effect.

33/1

Form: 600

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ran okay in Ballinrobe bumper for Gordon Elliott; twice tailed off over hurdles for this yard.

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9

21st Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Sligo

Mount Barker

11st 4lb

J: Mr P C Bannon

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

Ran okay in Ballinrobe bumper for Gordon Elliott; twice tailed off over hurdles for this yard.

100/1

19th

6

11th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 150y

15:30 Punchestown

Mount Barker

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

didn't jump with fluency, in rear throughout, reminder after 2nd, pushed along and struggling after 8th, ridden and weakened after 3 out

150/1

15th

8

1st Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:17 Gowran Park

Mount Barker

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

always towards rear, weakened after 4 out, tailed off

33/1

Form:

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has shown nothing in a point and maiden hurdle; can only be watched.

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12th

10

8th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 14y

12:05 Clonmel

Ormond Poet

11st 4lb

J: Mr P A King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

midfield, in touch with leaders when not fluent 4 out, weakening when not fluent 3 out

100/1

17th

12

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 90y

14:18 Galway

Ormond Poet

11st 12lb

J: D G Hogan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Pulled-up on only point start; completely tailed off in a maiden hurdle at Tipperary.

100/1

10

21st Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Sligo

Ormond Poet

11st 4lb

J: Mr C Mullins

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Has shown nothing in a point and maiden hurdle; can only be watched.

66/1

Form: 346733

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Tons of experience and solid placed form last twice but that's the best she can hope for again with a rating of just 93.

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11th

5

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:50 Naas

Will You Win

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

led, hit 4th

16/1

0

11

17th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:49 Tramore

Will You Win

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Would proably prefer a bit more ease in the ground but does seem to be pretty versatile on that front, and comes here on the back of a big effort in third spot in a mares' beginners at Kilbeggan last month; likes to go from the front but could have a bit of competition here on that front, which is a slight worry, but the track suits her style and, if she gets to force matters, she could take stopping.

4/1

Form: 0008-3

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Reserve; dual bumper winner was good third of 20 on seasonal/handicap hurdle bow at Punchestown last week.

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8

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Hey Johnny

11st 2lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Won twice last term but well held in competitive handicaps later in campaign and again this term; hard to fancy.

40/1

12th

18

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Hey Johnny

10st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Thomas Mullins

towards rear of midfield

20/1

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Non-runners

Vocito, Mount Barker, Ormond Poet, Will You Win, Hey Johnny

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Payout
Exacta €36.00
Straight Forecast €35.60
Trifecta €151.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Carrig Rock

POSTDATA:

Ginnets Girl

TOPSPEED:

Will You Win

RP Ratings (IRE):

Carrig Rock

The Irish Sun:

Carrig Rock