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Winter Festival 3rd & 4th December Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 0f 55y
  • 16 runners
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Winter Festival 3rd & 4th December Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.80
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 522-4 BF

Last run: 189 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fair bumper form, though beaten favourite at Ballinrobe following Kilbeggan second; also finished second in a maiden hurdle at Gowran last season but was beaten 24l; should be more mature now; trainer won this maiden last year with the smart Three Stripe Life.

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0

2

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Cork

Caldwell Diamond

11st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, lost ground and dropped to midfield after 3rd, headway and prominent on inner 5th, disputed lead 6th

10/1

8th

2

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:15 Down Royal

Caldwell Diamond

11st 13lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Showed promise in bumpers; opened account over hurdles at Fairyhouse in November, beating The Big Doyen by 1l; 10th of 13 two weeks later in novice hurdle at Hereford, race maybe coming too soon; strong claims if shrugging off latest effort.

4/1

1

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:02 Cork

Caldwell Diamond

11st 11lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Built on the promise shown last term when landing a maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse on return; too bad to be true when tailed off at Hereford last time out but remains with potential and ought to bounce back; drops back down in trip.

9/4

15/8

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 116- D

Last run: 276 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won first two bumper starts; green on debut at Roscommon but more professional at Punchestown, scoring by 15l from Cool Survivor, now unbeaten in two starts over hurdles; never in the hunt in Grade 2 Leopardstown event two by star performer Facile Vega.

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8

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

The Big Doyen

11st 12lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

never better than midfield, dropped to rear after 3 out, detached when pulled up before 2 out

14/1

3rd

2

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

The Big Doyen

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Peter Fahey

Irish hurdler; failed to score last term but has shown improvement upped to 2m4f/2m5f this season, winning at Tipperary and Galway then respectable second (behind a Closutton odds-on shot) in Listed grade at Limerick; all wins on good or good to yielding but seems to handle softer; may still have more to offer at this sort of trip; big player despite 3lb penalty.

11/2

2nd

2

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

15:50 Limerick

The Big Doyen

11st 2lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

led, 2 lengths ahead halfway, not fluent 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on, no match for winner

11/4

9/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 32-2 BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Raced keenly on both 2m3f maiden hurdle starts at Naas last season but still showed a decent level of ability, especially when second to dual Grade 1 winner The Nice Guy on the second occasion; no match for a former Ballydoyle-trained Flat winner on reappearance at Listowel; dropped in trip now and should not be inconvenienced.

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1st

5

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

The Short Go

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

didn't always jump with fluency, took keen hold, raced in last early, towards rear when mistake 2nd, prominent in chasing group from 3rd, went second before 6th, challenging home turn, ridden after 2 out, led from last, ran on

11/4

Form: 356-

Last run: 195 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Raced too freely over 2m4f at Punchestown in April; first two starts were quite promising, notably a third pacing in a small-field maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse; tongue-tie fitted now

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9

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

15:10 Thurles

Camino Rock

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

Some decent efforts last season including a good third in a competitive 25-runner 2m4f handicap at the Punchestown festival; beaten favourite in two maiden outings at Kilbeggan in August; trip not a problem but will need a career-best to beat previous winners.

12/1

2nd

2

25th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Camino Rock

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

Some decent efforts last season including good third in competitive 2m4f handicap at Punchestown festival; not at that level on return from a short break in 2m3f maiden here 13 days ago when over 4l off today's rival Ginnets Girl in third, looking to find trip on the short side; hasn't convinced over this trip in the past but worth another try.

11/4

Form: 63-

Last run: 258 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Dam Adarma was a seven-time winner in these colours; beaten in excess of 100l in sixth on debut at Fairyhouse in January; has something to build on following a third placing at Punchestown in February.

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1st

2

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Fairyhouse

Miss Pronunciation

11st 11lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Has left all previous form behind with two handicap hurdle wins this season and the form of her recent Punchestown win looks rock solid; more required but can continue on her upward curve.

4/1

1st

5

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:40 Punchestown

Miss Pronunciation

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

prominent in chasing group

11/4

1st

6

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Limerick

Miss Pronunciation

11st 6lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Some maiden promise but didn't count on handicap debut at Gowran back in January; unexposed and open to improvement though market likely best guide on return.

8/1

Form: D1435-

Last run: 204 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fair form in bumpers, although stripped of a win on account of a positive test for a banned substance; form of his front-running third at Leopardstown at Christmas reads well since the winner landed the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham and the runner-up scored in a Listed bumper next time.

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14th

12

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:20 Bellewstown

Johnny Cigar

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: P F O’Donnell

in rear

20/1

8th

6

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 92y

17:00 Ballinrobe

Johnny Cigar

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: P F O’Donnell

Showed definite promise in bumpers but very underwhelming form over hurdles and the new tongue-tie needs to make a difference.

25/1

Form: 976

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Ran in two bumpers during the summer; remote sixth on recent hurdling debut at Clonmel.

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3

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Bint Freya

11st 3lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

Solid recent form in maidens has been over longer distances, third over 2m6f at Killarney three weeks ago; seems to be ground versatile but 2m not guaranteed to bring out the best in her judged on overall form.

6/1

3rd

3

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 50y

16:55 Killarney

Bint Freya

10st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

Career best when runner-up in a mares' maiden hurdle at Clonmel last month; more required here though and has stamina to prove over this trip.

40/1

2nd

3

6th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 106y

18:15 Clonmel

Bint Freya

10st 13lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Thomas Cooper

prominent in chasing group, led before 2 out, headed and ridden 2 out, no extra run-in

12/1

Form: 3-4

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in points and in a hunter chase at Cork in April; remote fourth when dropped to 2m for his hurdling debut at Clonmel.

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3rd

9

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:15 Wexford

Plain Or Battered

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

Ran creditably over this trip at Leopardstown in March last year on his penultimate run for his previous trainer; fell in a handicap chase on stable debut; strong contender now following a good second in a 2m6f handicap hurdle at Down Royal; needs to jump more cleanly.

9/2

Form: 7436U

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in a bumper at Fairyhouse; 50-1 when hampered and unseated at first in a 2m6f maiden at Galway nine days ago.

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OUR TIP

Form: 4318-4

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a heavy-ground bumper at Limerick last December; did not seem to handle the track at Punchestown on his hurdling debut in February; ran out of steam late in a recent maiden hurdle at Limerick on his first run after a break; should improve.

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4

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:55 Clonmel

Youralwaysdreamin

12st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Patrick T Foley

Limerick bumper winner; appreciated the drop to claiming class when beating Bal De Rio on soft ground at Limerick over 2m5f; should be a big player here despite the drop in trip.

11/8

1st

4

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Youralwaysdreamin

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Patrick T Foley

led, soon clear with one other, not fluent 8th, soon joined, headed but prominent 4 out, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, rallied and led again approaching last, kept on well

7/1

10th

4

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

12:55 Limerick

Youralwaysdreamin

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Patrick T Foley

led

33/1

Form: 400

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a maiden point on soft ground at Quakerstown in April; showed mild promise in a bumper, at Tipperary in May; has struggled in two runs over hurdles.

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8

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Getaway Train

10st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Donal Hassett

Struggling in handicap hurdles when last seen in May; won a maiden point but hard to make a case for him.

20/1

3

30th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 13y

20:00 Ballinrobe

Getaway Train

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Donal Hassett

Point winner who is 0-8 under rules and he was 33-1 when always behind in Bugscuffle's race here earlier this month.

33/1

Form: P0

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed four times in point-to-points; is finding the transition to the racecourse very demanding.

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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: 00-666

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not beaten far in bumpers at Killarney in May and at Listowel last in September; remote sixth in a Clonmel maiden hurdle 12 days ago, over 20l behind Plain Or Battered.

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6th

4

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 50y

15:05 Killarney

Galmar

11st 6lb

J: E Walsh

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Let down by jumping at Limerick last time but previous Tipperary third (over 3m) was a good effort; potential player if jumping better.

7/1

9th

8

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

19:05 Limerick

Galmar

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Not had many chances at staying trips and he finished third over 3m at Tipperary (good to yielding) three weeks ago; didn't look entirely straightforward in the closing stages but at least comes here in some form.

10/1

3rd

5

6th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Tipperary

Galmar

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

towards rear of midfield

16/1

Form: 80P

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

No impact on her first two starts; huge price when pulled-up at Fairyhouse a month ago

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14

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 170y

17:35 Downpatrick

Kanors Girl

10st 13lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Has been regressive in handicaps and well beaten at Limerick plus over C&D latest; others much more likely.

33/1

11th

10

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 60y

14:55 Downpatrick

Kanors Girl

11st 5lb

J: Mr J P Sutton

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

towards rear of midfield

12/1

6th

14

26th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:15 Limerick

Kanors Girl

11st 2lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

midfield

25/1

Form:

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Never in contention when 66-1 first time out in a 2m4f maiden at Sligo last month; can be ruled out.

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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:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

First foal out of a mare who failed to win in 20 appearances but boasts a decent pedigree.

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10th

14

12th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Tramore

Catrionas Darling

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: James Daniel Dullea

Well beaten on all starts and can't be seriously fancied.

66/1

6th

8

3rd Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 110y

16:10 Galway

Catrionas Darling

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: James Daniel Dullea

Showed precious little in seven runs over hurdles and she's very opposable on this switch to fences.

100/1

13

16th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

15:25 Tramore

Catrionas Darling

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: James Daniel Dullea

Shown nothing so far including in handicaps on her last two runs; pulled up a long way out last week.

40/1

Form: 7

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Had plenty of horses behind him on debut in a 20-runner maiden at Galway; open to improvement; second reserve.

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4th

2

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:00 Punchestown

Buddy One

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Consistent sort and continues to progress; followed his fourth in the Stayers Hurdle with an excellent second in the Grade 1 Liverpool Hurdle; going to the well again but likely to give a good account again if his recent exertions hasn't taken the edge off him.

6/1

2nd

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Buddy One

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Acts on soft going; good second in 2m4f handicap at this meeting last year; looks set to go well again, having posted a big effort (40-1 fourth, two places behind Flooring Porter) in the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham most recently.

10/1

2

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Buddy One

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Third in the Martin Pipe here last March (2m4f, soft) and continued to progress in handicaps last year, defying top weight in big field here (3m, soft) in November; struggled in two Irish Grade 1s in December and has to prove he can cut it in this company, but he's capable of better than those last two performances and maybe a break will have helped; not ruled out each-way.

25/1

Form: 6/

Last run: 594 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Struggled in a bumper at Tipperary the season before last and absent since; third reserve.

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13

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Limerick

Skin In The Game

11st 4lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: J P Flavin

Hasn't shown enough in three starts so far including over C&D last time.

100/1

21th

16

12th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

11:50 Naas

Skin In The Game

11st 12lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: J P Flavin

Tailed off when 6-1 for a bumper on debut; likely to need this after 598 days off.

33/1

19

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 55y

13:52 Fairyhouse

Skin In The Game

11st 4lb

J: Jack Foley

T: J P Flavin

Struggled in a bumper at Tipperary the season before last and absent since; third reserve.

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Payout
Exacta €345.00
Straight Forecast €389.10
Trifecta €994.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

The Short Go

The Irish Sun:

Miss Pronunciation

SPOTLIGHT:

The Big Doyen

POSTDATA:

The Short Go