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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6445.38
  • 3m 1f 90y
  • 8 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.40
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 622-74

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed useful form without winning in five bumper starts; bounced back from being well beaten in a Listowel novice on comeback run with a decent fourth at Punchestown (2m4f); prospects of staying on pedigree and run well.

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7

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Suain Na Draoicht

11st 7lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

pulled up last, dismounted

20/1

5th

4

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 13y

13:35 Thurles

Suain Na Draoicht

11st 10lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Stayed on strongly to win an ordinary maiden hurdle at Sligo last month; more needed here but stamina looks his forte and should be coming home well.

14/1

1st

6

21st Oct 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 90y

16:10 Sligo

Suain Na Draoicht

11st 4lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

raced wide, pressed leader, awkward jump 7th, led after 3 out, pushed along approaching last, ridden when faced challenge run-in, kept on strongly

6/4

25/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 4577-P

Last run: 155 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Bumper runner-up in 2020 is rated 100 over hurdles after 10 starts; pulled-up when last seen in a Tipperary maiden (3m) and has to recapture old form to have a chance.

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17

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Hardwired

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: T M Walsh

Made it three wins from his last four starts over fences with a 2m1f Navan success in March; two previous wins gained over staying distances at this venue; 3lb out of the handicap but goes well for Shane O'Callaghan whose 5lb claim gives him a fighting chance.

16/1

1st

3

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

17:08 Navan

Hardwired

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: T M Walsh

pressed leader on inner, left in lead 2 out, soon headed and ridden, kept on well and led again towards finish

5/2

1st

6

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 6f 148y

15:35 Punchestown

Hardwired

10st 8lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: T M Walsh

Made a belated breakthrough in a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan last July; tailed off in a handicap chase at the same venue in August; different proposition when scoring over a trip just short of 3m at this venue in October; well back under a hold-up ride brought down three out at Naas nine weeks ago.

4/1

16/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 004033

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Rated 94 after six hurdle starts; decent runs in maidens here (2m4f) and Listowel (3m) but was beaten 21l into third in a Tipperary handicap last time; has to find improvement.

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8th

17

26th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Saint Bernadette

11st 3lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: John Patrick Ryan

Best form early last season was over 3m, notably Listowel maiden third on good; lacks a recent run but does have her conditions so not one to rule out.

12/1

12

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 13y

14:10 Thurles

Saint Bernadette

10st 13lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: John Patrick Ryan

Has been showing consistency at least but 93-rated mare has a little bit to find.

10/1

9

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:45 Limerick

Saint Bernadette

11st 5lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: John Patrick Ryan

Has made the first three in maiden and handicap company over 3m this autumn; has her chance on just second handicap start.

10/1

Form: 0-809

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Point' winner but has shown nothing in maiden and handicap hurdles; cheekpieces on but passed over.

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11th

6

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

12:55 Limerick

Blue Motion

11st 4lb

J: T Joseph Kelly

T: Donncha Duggan

Rated 85, he can't be fancied here.

100/1

18

11th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Cork

Blue Motion

10st 13lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Donncha Duggan

prominent, pushed along and weakened quickly after 4 out, pulled up 3 out

25/1

4th

2

21st Oct 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 90y

16:10 Sligo

Blue Motion

11st 4lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Donncha Duggan

in touch with leaders, not fluent 5th, not fluent 4 out, ridden before 2 out, no extra from last

66/1

Form: 422 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Gradual improver in his three hurdle starts; narrowly beaten in 2m4f maidens last twice, with best effort last time when just beaten at Gowran; steps up in trip but has prospects of staying on pedigree; looks the one to beat.

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8

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Riaan

11st 4lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Pulled up in the Coral Cup last March (40-1); has taken well to fences, making most on first run and running well for a long way when second of 25 at Leopardstown (2m5f, yielding to soft) last month to one on a good mark; others have achieved more but he's still near the start of his career.

16/1

2nd

15

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Riaan

10st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Still unexposed over fences; only a couple of lengths behind Percy Warner over this trip at Cork in November when last seen; could still have enough potential progression to run well here.

20/1

Form: 743

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not bad efforts in maiden hurdles at Navan and Galway lately; probably did a bit too much early over 2m3f on latter occasion and will have to settle better to last home today; has stamina in pedigree.

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17th

11

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Rolly Bowley Boy

11st 2lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Sole win came at Clonmel over hurdles last winter but has hit the crossbar in four runs over fences this term; poor run over fences latest but interesting from his lower hurdle mark.

8/1

7th

8

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Rolly Bowley Boy

10st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

took keen hold, led narrowly or disputed lead, headed and raced in second 5th, mistake 6th, lost second when mistake 5 out, weakening when mistake 4 out, tailed off

5/1

2nd

6

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Navan

Rolly Bowley Boy

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

led, soon clear, reduced lead 4th, faced challenge after 3 out, headed last, no extra towards finish

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: FP09

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has shown nothing in his four starts and is passed over.

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12th

3

17th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 60y

12:42 Clonmel

Badgerisland

11st 4lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: T Shanahan

Has shown nothing in his five starts and is passed over; tongue tie tried.

50/1

7th

1

21st Oct 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 90y

16:10 Sligo

Badgerisland

11st 4lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: T Shanahan

in rear throughout, not fluent 2nd, not fluent 4 out, ridden but no impression from 2 out

100/1

9th

1

1st Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:17 Gowran Park

Badgerisland

11st 12lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: T Shanahan

towards rear, minor headway from 3 out, never dangerous

100/1

Form:

Last run: 143 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten a long way at Ballinrobe on debut and enormous improvement is required.

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0

13

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:55 Limerick

Will It Be You

10st 1lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

Largely more miss than hit over hurdles with Wexford second in August only run of any real substance; plenty to prove now on debut over fences with ground far from ideal as well; weak betting proposition.

33/1

0

12

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Will It Be You

11st 1lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

Chased home an easy winner over 3m at Wexford in August; not so good when tried in cheekpieces at Killarney.

14/1

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Exacta €224.00
Straight Forecast €176.80
Trifecta €1242.00

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