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W.B. Gavin & Co. Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £10907.56
  • 2m 6f 0y
  • 18 runners
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W.B. Gavin & Co. Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

40/1 (Won)

  • Win: £30.10
  • Place: £4.00

Form: -44700

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Struggling this year and his handicap mark looks high enough on his recent achievements.

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5th

4

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

12:50 Limerick

Ballyadam Destiny

11st 2lb

J: D G Hogan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Two wins over hurdles, the most recent over 3m at Thurles nearly two years ago; seasonal best on return to his original trainer when second over 3m at this venue after Christmas; unplaced in a handicap of a higher standard at Fairyhouse last time; stablemate Bal De Rio is marginally better suited by the race conditions but lacks a recent run.

3/1

6th

7

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:22 Fairyhouse

Ballyadam Destiny

11st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

visibility reduced by fog

13/2

7/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 0-6111

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Bids for a four-timer here having progressed from his maiden hurdle win to land back-to-back handicaps; his trainer stated he may not want the ground "bottomless" after his last win but he looks feasibly treated on his step up to 3m and seemingly the owner's first-string here.

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2nd

12

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:28 Galway

Moving Water

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Desmond McDonogh

in touch with leaders, close up after 3 out, pushed along on outer after 2 out, ridden and kept on but held after last, no match for winner

7/1

1st

11

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:27 Gowran Park

Moving Water

10st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Desmond McDonogh

towards rear, midfield after 6th, headway before 3 out, joined leaders going easily home turn, soon pushed along, ridden when outpaced after 2 out, kept on well after last, led towards finish, won going away

3/1

1st

16

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

19:20 Tipperary

Moving Water

10st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Desmond McDonogh

towards rear, not fluent and niggled along briefly 3rd, not fluent and pushed along briefly 4th, headway into midfield 6th, pressed leaders after 3 out, made challenge when nudged along after 2 out, led going best after last, pushed out, readily

11/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 6270-2

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Only beaten a head in this contest last year and it was a big run when runner-up on debut for this yard at Punchestown 18 days ago; 2lb rise looks a bit lenient and there could be more to come.

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9th

15

28th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 200y

16:17 Galway

Coventry

10st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Peter Fahey

Sole win over hurdles came in a Navan 4yo maiden; some decent runs in defeat after for former trainers but regressive this year and hard to fancy from 5lb out of handicap.

20/1

8th

1

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Coventry

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Peter Fahey

Sole win over hurdles came in a Navan maiden in March 2021; some decent runs in defeat after for former trainers but regressive this year and beaten 22l on stable debut at Galway.

16/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: /217-1 C

Last run: 91 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Career best when getting off the mark in a maiden hurdle when last seen; not an easy mark for handicap debut but new trip might suit.

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3rd

6

(8)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:45 Curragh

Merlin Giant

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Emmet Mullins

prominent

11/2

13th

13

(1)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 180y

17:05 Leopardstown

Merlin Giant

8st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Emmet Mullins

in touch with leaders, headway and briefly went third 5f out, weakened quickly over 2f out, eased from over 1f out

4/1

Form: 0/0P5-

Last run: 293 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Well held from his lower hurdle mark when last seen; handles this ground but off 293 days and recent record fresh isn't inspiring.

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5

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 160y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Espanito Bello

11st 4lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

didn't jump with fluency, prominent early, slow jump and lost position 1st, soon dropped to last, weakened 9th, pulled up 10th

16/1

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

Espanito Bello

11st 9lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Loves it around here, five wins include this race last year (off 140) and valuable Brown Lad Hurdle on seasonal debut in November; on the retreat when unseating at the last in Thyestes and none too fluent when third in Grade 3 Newlands Chase over inadequate 2m back here last month; more needed but return to best trip to suit.

8/1

3rd

4

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Naas

Espanito Bello

11st 1lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Effectively mixed hurdling with chasing last year; course specialist, 5-8 here, including the Leinster National last March and the Brown Lad Hurdle on seasonal debut; hurdling technique deserted him at Navan; got tired and made mistakes in the Thyestes, unseated at the last; needs to get his campaign back on track.

6/1

Form: 08550-

Last run: 184 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Highly promising start to his career a couple of seasons ago including a 3m maiden hurdle success on heavy ground; really struggled last term over fences and off 184 days; needs to bounce back.

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5th

1

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

15:55 Killarney

Mercury Lane

11st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

in touch with leaders

18/1

8th

14

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 7f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Mercury Lane

10st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Beaten only a neck over 2m4f at Wexford; not certain to cope with rise in class; trip could be a problem judged on past efforts over 3m.

9/1

Form: 4/213- BF

Last run: 271 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Progressed to win a maiden hurdle at Limerick in December and ran to a similar level in a novice at Punchestown when last seen; 271-day absence is the main concern but handles this ground and one to consider.

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10

12th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:30 Naas

Bold Getaway

10st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Improved from his return last year to win a maiden hurdle at Limerick; couldn't build on that in a Punchestown novice in January; probably needed his return a fortnight ago; unexposed but needs progress.

11/1

7th

7

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:28 Galway

Bold Getaway

11st 7lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Gordon Elliott

Progressed to win a maiden hurdle at Limerick in December and ran to a similar level in a novice at Punchestown when last seen; 271-day absence is the main concern but handles this ground and one to consider.

12/1

3rd

1

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 70y

15:20 Punchestown

Bold Getaway

12st 0lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Returned with a promising run in a bumper before winning a 16-runner maiden hurdle at Limerick last month; best form has come in testing ground and has to concede weight to all but not one to put a line through.

2/1

11/1

Form: 3215

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the fourth attempt when winning a maiden hurdle at Roscommon in August and creditable effort when fifth of 11 in a novice since, although made jumping errors; longer trip might help and one to consider.

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16th

21

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Starzov

10st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

Won a 2m novice hurdle at Cork last season and ran okay at Aintree on this year's return; may find others on better marks.

40/1

Form: 00F0-7

Last run: 151 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Dual winner over hurdles; had gone off the boil a little when last seen and mark looks on high side for his recent achievements; off 151 days.

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17th

11

12th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:30 Naas

Damalisque

10st 9lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Just one win since 2017, a handicap hurdle success at Navan two seasons ago; doesn't look well treated on anything he's done since and best form has come on heavy.

33/1

9th

4

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:28 Galway

Damalisque

11st 9lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Dual winner over hurdles; had gone off the boil a little when last seen and mark looks on high side for his recent achievements; off 151 days.

25/1

3

24th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:30 Listowel

Damalisque

11st 2lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Won a big pot over this trip at Navan last year and now only 4lb higher after some modest efforts since; back from a summer break.

20/1

Form: 300-8U D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Poor form on the Flat and over hurdles in recent times; career best came on soft over 3m and it's hard to put a line through him but revival needed.

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5th

13

(10)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 5f 29y

15:25 Sligo

Futurum Regem

8st 12lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

0-21 on the Flat but runner-up when last seen on the level; pulled up over hurdles since; off 218 days and others preferred on return.

8/1

0

5

30th Sep 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Gowran Park

Futurum Regem

10st 3lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

Losing run since 2021 but was runner-up from a basement mark on the Flat earlier in the month; seemed on a stiff mark in this sphere last year and his wins have come on quicker ground.

14/1

Form: -85611 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Progressed from his maiden hurdle success at Downpatrick with a novice hurdle win at the same venue last month; possibly more to come over this trip on handicap debut and ought to give a good account.

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3rd

8

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Desertmore House

10st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Martin Brassil

Career best performance when landing the Kerry National in September; twice a winner over hurdles and tries his hand here off his 19lb lower mark; interesting.

6/1

4th

3

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

14:45 Naas

Desertmore House

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Martin Brassil

raced in third, dropped to rear before 5 out, detached 2 out, kept on run-in

7/1

8th

9

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Desertmore House

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Martin Brassil

never better than midfield, kept on from last

11/2

Form: 2112-4

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back in March and as good as ever when fourth on return (only beaten 4l); a bit more needed to defy this mark but handles this ground and ought to run well.

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5th

8

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:15 Wexford

Wild Hunt

10st 9lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Won over this trip at Clonmel two seasons ago and backed that up with a 2m4f Down Royal; regressive over the past two seasons; jumped badly and pulled up at Leopardstown last time; rated 116 at his peak, down to 97, needs to show signs of revival.

14/1

10

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Leopardstown

Wild Hunt

11st 7lb

J: D G Hogan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Won over this trip at Clonmel a year ago before ready Down Royal novice win over 2m4f; yet to hit form this campaign though, faller over fences latest; handicapper giving him every chance.

12/1

Form: 278F-8

Last run: 151 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won a beginners' at Navan in January and some solid form in defeat over fences prior to finishing tailed off at Ballinrobe when last seen; lower hurdle mark makes him interesting; may need this after 151 days off.

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7th

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Champagne Platinum

11st 11lb

J: Luke Donnelly

T: E Bolger

Pulled up in the National trial at Punchestown last month but he had bounced back to form winning over hurdles on his penultimate outing and he handles this ground; feasibly treated on old form.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 9474F-

Last run: 182 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner; didn't progress over fences last term; tough mark on return from 182 days off; wears first-time cheekpieces.

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0

3

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

17:50 Kelso

Minella Escape

10st 9lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

in touch with leaders on outer, went second after 8th

33/1

0

4

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 31y

Class 3

15:25 Cartmel

Minella Escape

11st 12lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: James Moffatt

in rear, fell 1st

33/1

4

29th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 83y

Class 2

14:55 Cartmel

Minella Escape

11st 6lb

J: Leah Noreci

T: James Moffatt

in rear

25/1

Form: 132P-0

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Won handicap hurdle at Punchestown in February on very testing ground; mixed form since and tailed off on recent return but seems on a good mark if he can bounce back; stays further, which should help on this ground.

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9th

14

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Young Dev

10st 4lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

midfield

20/1

7th

4

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Young Dev

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Rolled back the years to win over fences at Navan in February but didn't stay 4m2f last time in the Uttoxeter Midlands National; races off his last winning hurdle mark, so not ruled out.

14/1

Form: 4110P-

Last run: 227 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in Cross-Country at Cheltenham when last seen and tailed off over hurdles the time before on yard debut; likely best watched for now; off 227 days.

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8

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:28 Galway

Prengarde

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E Bolger

Pulled up in Cross-Country at Cheltenham when last seen and tailed off over hurdles the time before on yard debut; likely best watched for now; off 227 days.

25/1

12

16th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 37y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Prengarde

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

Tailed off over hurdles on his stable debut at Naas 17 days ago but there can be considerable optimism that he'll be an entirely different proposition now back over cross-country fences and back up in trip; made most to win a Listed cross-country chase (3m3f) at Compiegne in November on his final French outing and it will be no surprise if this 6yo plays a leading role today; all of his racing over jumps has been on testing ground.

7/1

18th

2

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

17:00 Naas

Prengarde

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

Prolific over fences towards the end of his time in France but he will be unsuited by the drop in trip and switch to hurdles here; first start for Enda Bolger and entered in the Cross Country at Cheltenham.

12/1

Form: 25/57- D

Last run: 414 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Tailed off on chase debut when last seen; likely best watched after 414 days off.

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0

6

16th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 157y

12:20 Punchestown

William Of Wykeham

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

towards rear, not fluent 10th, soon detached, pulled up 4 out

16/1

6th

5

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:45 Killarney

William Of Wykeham

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Dual hurdles winner and good second to smart type at this track but that was all three years ago; it's been a struggle since including when beaten 30l on handicap chase debut at Wexford last time; fitter for that at least.

12/1

6th

4

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:25 Wexford

William Of Wykeham

11st 9lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Dual hurdle winner has been well held in three chase starts and needs to show much more on handicap debut; cheekpieces added.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €2356.00
Straight Forecast €1052.20
Tricast €3304.80
Trifecta €8843.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Moving Water

The Irish Sun:

Wild Hunt

SPOTLIGHT:

Desertmore House

POSTDATA:

Coventry

TOPSPEED:

Damalisque