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BARONERACING.COM Winter Festival Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 7f 55y
  • 16 runners
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BARONERACING.COM Winter Festival Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 411-02 BF

Last run: 64 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Hurdle and chase winner on better ground in the spring and back from three months off when second of 17 over hurdles at Galway (2m6f, yielding) in September; has had another break since and testing ground a concern.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

6th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Sweet Will

11st 5lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

led, joined 2nd, led again 6th, 2 lengths ahead after last, headed inside final 110yds, kept on

3/1

3rd

3

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 160y

16:20 Tramore

Sweet Will

11st 8lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

raced in second

10/1

2nd
2
Dr Val

8/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: P90385

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

His third to last week's Grade 3 winner Magical Zoe, only beaten 5l, in Wexford maiden reads well and handicap debut fifth at Clonmel (2m4f) has also been boosted with winner and sixth scoring subsequently; might well stay but soft ground an unknown.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

9

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Dr Val

10st 11lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: E Sheehy

Is 1-16 over hurdles; in rear when unseated on chasing debut last time; others preferred.

28/1

50/1

  • Place: £7.10

Form: F-0000

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Winning pointer but modest maiden under Rules and veteran is very hard to fancy on what he has shown in four starts this year.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

13

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 52y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Drimsree Lad

10st 0lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

led, headed and raced in second before 3rd, disputed lead 4 out

100/1

4th

13

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Drimsree Lad

11st 2lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

Out of his depth in a novice chase last time but tailed off in a handicap hurdle before then and this 12yo is now a 24-race maiden; on the plus side, he did finish third in this 12 months ago.

40/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 0055B6

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

18-race maiden yet to be placed and didn't see out the 3m trip when long way behind Royal Rhythm at Galway.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

12:55 Newcastle

Fainche

11st 5lb

J: William Maggs

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders

5/2

3rd

2

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Fainche

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

0-22 over hurdles but left inauspicious stable debut behind when eyecatching third over C&D (soft) in January, and took another step forward when close/clear second at Carlisle (3m1f, heavy) last month; must be considered.

9/4

2nd

6

19th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Carlisle

Fainche

11st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

raced wide, held up in rear, headway and in touch with leaders 8th

100/30

Form: 600-40

Last run: 78 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Maiden ran some good races in similar contests two years ago but not in same form since; was beaten a long way when making the frame at Punchestown in May.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

15

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 55y

15:52 Fairyhouse

Mickey Shea

10st 13lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Denis W Cullen

midfield

16/1

11

14th Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 150y

17:30 Sligo

Mickey Shea

10st 13lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Denis W Cullen

Point winner; shown very little in his three starts since returning in April and fell on sole chase outing.

16/1

11th

10

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 14y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Mickey Shea

11st 0lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Denis W Cullen

towards rear on outer, pushed along before 2 out, struggling and beaten approaching last

12/1

Form: /P09-0

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in three handicap starts including on seasonal debut at Punchestown; this is the longest trip she's tried.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

13

12th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

16:55 Tramore

Haveuseentherain

11st 5lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: S G Walsh

Maiden is rated just 80 over hurdles and can't be fancied.

33/1

9th

16

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Gowran Park

Haveuseentherain

11st 0lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: S G Walsh

Never in the first four, managed two remote fifth placings last season; despite poor record has sometimes attracted a little market support; has usually run over further; hard to fancy at this stage.

16/1

8th

16

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 14y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Haveuseentherain

10st 13lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: S G Walsh

15-race maiden who ran okay at Punchestown before pulling up at Kilbeggan (3m); not the hardest to oppose.

25/1

Form: /0000-

Last run: 297 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in his maidens last season and first run for nearly ten months off; bred to stay well and worth market check on handicap bow for shrewd handler.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:53 Fairyhouse

Son Of Tully

11st 5lb

J: Mr D G Lavery

T: Patrick Eugene Turley

Fair handicap debut over 2m7f at this venue in November; not as effective over 2m3f at Clonmel six weeks ago; needs to find plenty.

14/1

7th

10

8th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 14y

14:15 Clonmel

Son Of Tully

11st 6lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Patrick Eugene Turley

Best effort in five hurdle starts came on handicap/seasonal debut at Fairyhouse last time; can improve enough from that to be a player; non-runner (reserve) at Tramore Tuesday.

6/1

16

6th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:15 Tramore

Son Of Tully

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Patrick Eugene Turley

Third reserve; best effort in five hurdle starts came on handicap/seasonal debut at Fairyhouse last time; can improve enough from that to be a player if getting in.

Form: 4045-1 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Off the mark with wide margin win over 3m on very testing ground at Galway; every chance he was flattered by that because they went too quick up front and he got a sensible ride but still merits respect off 9lb higher mark.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

6

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

18:10 Uttoxeter

Royal Rhythm

11st 4lb

J: Benjamin Macey

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders

8/1

2nd

3

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:07 Fontwell

Royal Rhythm

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders, headway before 4 out, went second before 3 out, weakened from 2 out

100/30

Form: /150-P

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Big-priced winner at Downpatrick last year but well held since; pulled up at Punchestown on return from a year off; new headgear combination.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

19

17th Mar 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:30 Down Royal

Ringhill Lady

10st 13lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: J J Lambe

towards rear, pushed along in rear after 4th

50/1

8

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Down Royal

Ringhill Lady

10st 13lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: J J Lambe

Sole win came in a handicap hurdle at Downpatrick in May 2021; well below form in four runs this term and no signs of a revival at Punchestown last month; huge ask on chase debut.

33/1

17th

21

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 100y

15:07 Punchestown

Ringhill Lady

10st 13lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

Sole win came over 2m5f last year; hasn't repeated that form since and was tailed-off last time.

28/1

Form: 811-86

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

In fine form over fences in the spring with back-to-back wins at Wexford and Tramore; better for comeback in Thurles chase and hurdles winner is 9lb lower in this sphere compared to chase mark; trip and ground not a problem.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

2

29th Nov 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 150y

12:15 Punchestown

Lady McCabe

12st 0lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Martin Paul Fitzgerald

In fine form over fences in the spring with back-to-back wins at Wexford and Tramore, staying well and showing a liking for decent ground; failed to take advantage of lower hurdles mark last time.

8/1

10th

6

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 55y

15:52 Fairyhouse

Lady McCabe

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Martin Paul Fitzgerald

prominent

13/2

6th

4

20th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 151y

14:35 Thurles

Lady McCabe

11st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Martin Paul Fitzgerald

prominent, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and outpaced after 2 out, no impression approaching last

16/1

Form: 9/50-9

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Maiden pointer made no impact on handicap bow at Sligo last month; better for that seasonal return and step up in trip may suit but hard to fancy

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7

6th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

From This Moment

11st 5lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Henry Oliver

Runner-up three times in Irish points but unplaced in six hurdling starts there, the latest in a tongue-strap under Denis O'Regan; British/chasing debut and needs a market check in such a modest contest.

9/1

12th

14

9th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 182y

16:25 Thurles

From This Moment

10st 13lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Philip M Byrne

Placed in a few point-to-points; well beaten over hurdles and the first-time tongue-tie will need to have a huge effect.

25/1

14

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

From This Moment

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Philip M Byrne

led, headed but pressed leader after 4th, led again 6th

50/1

Form: /79-69

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Bit of promise in Navan maiden and not shamed on handicap bow at Ballinrobe in May; no show on return at Sligo last month and needs to show a lot more.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

7

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 55y

15:52 Fairyhouse

Forever On Fire

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Edward Cawley

towards rear

20/1

9th

9

21st Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:35 Sligo

Forever On Fire

11st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Edward Cawley

midfield, headway before 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

14/1

6th

5

30th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 58y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Forever On Fire

11st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Big price all four starts so far in maiden company; switch to handicaps needs to work a treat; up against it.

16/1

Form: 7/0F0-

Last run: 240 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 9yo has shown very little and makes handicap debut after eight months off.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

18

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Stormy Glenn

11st 1lb

J: Mr P McNeilly

T: Robin McNeilly

towards rear

50/1

8th

8

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 100y

15:45 Navan

Stormy Glenn

11st 12lb

J: Mr P McNeilly

T: Robin McNeilly

Never better than seventh in eight starts over hurdles; 82-rated gelding faces unenviable task.

50/1

10th

17

16th Jan 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Punchestown

Stormy Glenn

10st 11lb

J: Mr P McNeilly

T: Robin McNeilly

always towards rear, didn't jump with fluency, pushed along and no extra after 4 out

33/1

Form: 01-980

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

8yo made the breakthrough over 2m4f at Clonmel in the spring; stays this far and goes on soft but well held in two starts since summer break.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

15

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

15:10 Limerick

Courting Vickie

10st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: James M Barcoe

midfield

40/1

9th

13

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 67y

14:35 Punchestown

Courting Vickie

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

Low-grade mare a winner over hurdles and fences at Clonmel; opposable on balance of recent form and 6lb out of handicap.

25/1

8th

14

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 110y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Courting Vickie

10st 10lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: James M Barcoe

in touch with leaders early, not fluent 3rd, dropped to rear when not fluent 4th, some headway before 2 out, kept on

12/1

Form: P0-00F

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Popped up at a big price at Punchestown (2m5f) just under a year ago but has shown very little since; stays this far and handles testing ground but needs to bounce back.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

6th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 100y

14:45 Tramore

Betterask JJ

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Record of 1-21 over hurdles and is rated just 80 in that sphere, so has a tough task today.

28/1

15

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:15 Limerick

Betterask JJ

10st 13lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

First reserve; second in this race two years ago and, after a year off, won over 2m6f at Punchestown last term; very poor form since then.

10

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 55y

15:52 Fairyhouse

Betterask JJ

11st 0lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John J Walsh

midfield

20/1

Form: -64P00

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 13lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Veteran went close over hurdles a few times in his younger days and was only beaten around a length at Kilbeggan during the summer; well beaten since and another outsider.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 55y

15:52 Fairyhouse

Kings War

10st 13lb

J: Martin Mooney

T: Mrs Ann Mooney

pushed along early, prominent, led 3rd, headed halfway

22/1

10th

15

23rd Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

14:50 Listowel

Kings War

10st 13lb

J: E Walsh

T: Mrs Ann Mooney

held up in behind leaders, not fluent 2nd, midfield when niggled along briefly after 8th, pushed along when mistake 3 out, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out

33/1

11th

19

5th Sep 2022

Good

2m 6f 110y

17:45 Galway

Kings War

10st 13lb

J: Martin Mooney

T: Mrs Ann Mooney

always towards rear, mistake and ridden 10th, lost touch and tailed off 2 out

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €306.00
Straight Forecast €396.20
Tricast €37904.60
Trifecta €4667.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Royal Rhythm

The Irish Sun:

Sweet Will

RP Ratings (IRE):

Royal Rhythm

POSTDATA:

Royal Rhythm