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12:42 Clonmel

Soft To Heavy

I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6445.38
  • 2m 3f 60y
  • 16 runners
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I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 32P-3 BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Decent level of form when placed on all three completed bumpers on soft/heavy, most recently after 7 month's absence when third to a useful type at Wexford last month; switches attention to hurdles here and major contender from owner/trainer combination in hot form.

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4th

3

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 3

18:10 Hexham

Landrake

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Jamie Snowden

raced in second

5/1

7

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Landrake

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Useful in 2m-2m6f novice hurdles last term, recording RPRs of 140 on three occasions; has not taken to chasing at all well this season, soundly beaten three times, and was sold from Gordon Elliott for 50,000euros in February; may be revived by a change of scenery and the return to hurdling, but he's something of a risky proposition in his first handicap.

20/1

0

4

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

15:05 Navan

Landrake

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped left on occasions, led, not fluent 3rd, headed and raced in second 4th, slow jump and lost position briefly 5th, jumped badly left and bumped rival 7th, lost second 10th

15/2

Form: 3-51 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won Kildorrery point-to-point last season and off the mark in bumpers at third attempt when returning from 164-day break at Cork last month, relishing soft ground and finishing his race out well over 2m3f; type to progress again over jumps and has to be respected despite weight concession.

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3rd

3

11th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:55 Aintree

Corbetts Cross

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Emmet Mullins

6l runner-up in Grade 1 novice chase at Leopardstown (3m, soft) in December and showed improved form in a first-time hood (retained) when bolting up in Grade 2 NH Chase at last month's Cheltenham Festival (3m6f, heavy); faces much tougher opposition now out of novice company but he was certainly impressive last time and it remains to be seen where his limitations lie.

7/2

1st

1

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 201y

Class 1

17:30 Cheltenham

Corbetts Cross

11st 7lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Emmet Mullins

held up in rear, in touch with leaders on outer 10th, pressed leaders going easily after 3 out, good jump to lead 2 out, soon went clear, readily

2/1

1

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 42y

14:30 Fairyhouse

Corbetts Cross

11st 12lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Emmet Mullins

Won Grade 2 novice hurdle at Navan last February; every chance when running out at the last in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham; made a low-key chasing debut at Naas when only third behind Grangeclare West; more professional when scoring at this venue, before again finding Grangeclare West too good in Grade 1 Leopardstown event; ideal opportunity here.

1/2

9/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Mahler 5yo cost 11,000Euros as a foal; third foal; dam unraced half-sister to bumper/useful 2m-2m6f hurdle/chase winner Immediate Response and useful 2m3f-2m5f hurdler Cotswold Way; second in Castlelands point-to-point in March (soft) when favourite; since joined top yard and market should be informative on Rules debut.

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8th

12

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Potters Party

10st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won a beginners' chase on heavy over an extended 3m at Fairyhouse last November; tame effort on handicap debut at the same venue the following month; back from a break and tried in a new headgear combination.

12/1

7th

4

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 68y

12:30 Fairyhouse

Potters Party

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, not fluent 8th, towards rear after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

5/1

Form: 53

Last run: 172 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Promising bumper debut in May and later in month built on that when a staying-on third (second and fourth have both won since) of 21 in Punchestown maiden hurdle over this trip (good), having run somewhat in snatches; back from summer break and definite player if handling this softer ground.

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1st

3

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

18:40 Tipperary

Easy Fella

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

jumped well, held up in rear, headway 5th, pressed leader 11th, led before 5 out, pushed along and went clear before 2 out, eased run-in, impressive

5/2

2nd

1

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 6f 110y

14:45 Thurles

Easy Fella

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Had picked up plenty of hurdling experience, including a second behind What Path at Tipperary before winning a Punchestown maiden last June; second to a well-handicapped rival in a 3m event at Bellewstown in July; formerly with Ray Cody, made a good start for this stable when beating subsequent handicap winner Mint Boy over 2m7f here five weeks ago.

4/1

1st

3

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

15:10 Thurles

Easy Fella

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Had picked up plenty of hurdling experience before winning a Punchestown maiden during the summer; no match for the running Dartan (now-139 rated, 112 at the time) in a 3m handicap at Bellewstown in July; may continue to prosper following transfer to a top yard.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 47S632

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fairly useful level of form in maidens, notably early this month when chasing home a potentially smart type at Thurles (3m); still improving and warrants definite consideration here.

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4th

6

27th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 90y

16:10 Sligo

Silver Gazette

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Andrew Slattery

Placed several times in 11 maiden hurdle starts; was unlucky not to have finished much closer when bumped in a Listowel 3m maiden last time; should run well.

7/2

4th

6

17th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:45 Listowel

Silver Gazette

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

Placed in a couple of maiden hurdles for John Ryan; off six months but made a good start for his current trainer when headed late in a 2m5f Tramore maiden hurdle last month; step up in trip not an issue and likely to come on for that; major claims here.

100/30

2nd

8

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 100y

15:15 Tramore

Silver Gazette

11st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Andrew Slattery

in touch with leaders

12/1

Form: 6-76P7

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not too much to take from a pair of Tramore maiden efforts, more likely one for handicaps in due course.

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1st

7

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

18:07 Ballinrobe

Cheerful Chap

10st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

made all, not fluent last, ridden and 2 lengths ahead run-in, faced challenge final strides, just held on

7/2

1st

9

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Cheerful Chap

11st 1lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Tramore win last season was gained over 2m5f on soft ground; made a good start for this stable when a long-priced second over 2m4f at Cork last month; trip may be on the short side, but stamina should come into play at this stiff track.

6/1

Form: 42-366

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Useful placed form in bumpers but two maiden hurdle attempts have been ordinary, fading tamely on heavy last time; much more needed and jumping needs more fluency.

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0

12

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Ahead Of The Posse

10st 7lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Tailed off in beginners' company before a respectable enough effort at Navan in Novemver; wears cheekpieces for his handicap chase debut and could be foolish to overlook.

10/1

7th

1

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

15:15 Navan

Ahead Of The Posse

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Handicap hurdle winner was 16l 3rd in a Tramore novice chase but tailed-off at Sligo since; out of his depth today.

100/1

Form: 8-7

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Never counted on Wexford hurdling debut last month, can only be watched for now.

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13th

6

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Joy Of Life

11st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

jumped left on occasions, didn't always jump with fluency, prominent, pressed leader 4th, lost second when mistake 4 out, weakened before 3 out

14/1

6th

12

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 61y

16:35 Leopardstown

Joy Of Life

10st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

Totally out of form but confidence may have been restored by two runs in points; others still preferred; new headgear tried.

33/1

Form: 0/8P-

Last run: 231 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Nothing of note in British bumpers with Philip Kirby; best watched now on hurdles bow for new yard.

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10th

1

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 0y

13:55 Thurles

Big Ears

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Liz Doyle

in rear, slow jump 3rd, not fluent 6th

200/1

9

11th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:20 Gowran Park

Big Ears

11st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Liz Doyle

Well beaten in bumpers and over hurdles and can't be fancied.

100/1

1

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

14:53 Fairyhouse

Big Ears

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Nothing of note in British bumpers; soundly beaten on her first two starts over hurdles.

50/1

Form: 097

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Bumper form ordinary and doesn't appeal as the type to make an immediate impact hurdling.

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7

6th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 106y

18:45 Clonmel

Glenvara Lady

11st 5lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Donal Commins

Five-race maiden; tailed off in each of her maiden hurdle starts including over this C&D on her penultimate start; looks up against it on handicap debut returning from 126 days off.

20/1

12th

10

1st Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 199y

14:32 Thurles

Glenvara Lady

10st 13lb

J: Trevor Ryan

T: Donal Commins

Bumper form ordinary and didn't jump well on last month's hurdles debut at Clonmel.

66/1

10th

16

17th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 60y

12:42 Clonmel

Glenvara Lady

10st 11lb

J: Trevor Ryan

T: Donal Commins

Bumper form ordinary and doesn't appeal as the type to make an immediate impact hurdling.

50/1

Form:

Last run: 170 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Once-raced pointer was let down by jumping on hurdles debut for Ciaran Murphy back in May; back from summer break for new yard but can only be watched.

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11th

6

16th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 130y

14:20 Punchestown

Coolavin Boy

11st 4lb

J: Mr C M Quirke

T: Louise G Lyons

Improved form to be third in a Limerick maiden hurdle last month; more needed here but could be going the right way; cheekpieces left on.

25/1

3rd

3

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Coolavin Boy

11st 12lb

J: Mr C M Quirke

T: Louise G Lyons

prominent in chasing group, chased clear leader 2nd, 2 lengths down halfway, led 8th, pushed along and headed before 2 out, no extra approaching last

50/1

3

20th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 183y

14:05 Naas

Coolavin Boy

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Louise G Lyons

Soundly beaten in three maiden hurdle outings; makes no appeal.

100/1

Form: FP097

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

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

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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

25/1

Form: 77-0

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Hurdling debut at Gowran last term was an improvement on his bumper form but after 245-day absence was never sighted at Naas 15 days ago; eligible for a mark after today.

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3rd

21

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Brucejack

10st 0lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: P A Fahy

Ran adequately in a couple of beginners' chases; no impression in a valuable novice contest at Navan on handicap debut; well fancied at Tramore with Paul Townend aboard but could finish only fourth; 7lb wrong.

25/1

4th

9

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 160y

16:20 Tramore

Brucejack

10st 13lb

J: Paul Townend

T: P A Fahy

midfield

11/2

5th

10

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Brucejack

10st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

Hit with 14lb rise for 2m6f Ballinrobe handicap hurdle win last season; switched to fences on returning in September; has shown a fair standard of form in beginners' chases; second in an ordinary contest at Thurles last time; this looks demanding for handicap debut

14/1

Form: 8-0

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dam won the Irish Grand National for this stable; midfield finishes in both maiden hurdles suggest he'll be more of a force in handicaps and may want a longer trip.

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12

16th Jan 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Punchestown

Whatdoyouknow

11st 2lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J Motherway

towards rear of midfield early, towards rear when pushed along after 7th, mistake 9th, minor headway when pushed along after 4 out, no extra 2 out, pulled up before last

16/1

14th

14

17th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 60y

12:42 Clonmel

Whatdoyouknow

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: J Motherway

Dam won the Irish Grand National for this stable; midfield finishes in both maiden hurdles suggest he'll be more of a force in handicaps and may want a longer trip.

25/1

11th

18

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 90y

14:18 Galway

Whatdoyouknow

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: J Motherway

Dam won the Irish Grand National for this stable; some merit in her debut run at Naas in March, when she stayed on in mid-field from well off the pace; can improve

14/1

Form: 5P3098

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Glimpses of ability in bumper and maiden hurdle but recent form poor and doesn't appear progressive.

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1st

9

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

14:15 Fakenham

King Otis

10st 2lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: James Owen

midfield, not fluent 1st, headway before 4 out

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Shirocco gelding cost 14,500Euros as a foal; half-brother to winners Derintoher Yank (2m-2m4f hurdle/chase) and Shattered Glass (3m2f chase); dam placed in bumper, half-sister to bumper/2m2f-3m1f hurdle/chase winner Minella Storm; pulled up in both point-to-points last winter.

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1

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:10 Tramore

Duncarrig

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

Pretty poor this past year with the exception of his handicap hurdle win at Navan in September; this ground won't be quite so demanding (and more suitable) then on his chase debut but others appeal more.

14/1

5

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Duncarrig

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

Left some poor runs behind when getting off the mark in 2m handicap hurdle at Navan in September, seemingly appreciating a drop back in trip; poor run since on softer ground however and definite ground concerns here for chase debut.

12/1

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Exacta €256.00
Straight Forecast €252.80
Trifecta €728.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Landrake

The Irish Sun:

Easy Fella

RP Ratings (IRE):

Silver Gazette

POSTDATA:

Landrake