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13:47 Clonmel

Soft To Heavy

Clonmel Oil Service Station Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £10411.76
  • 2m 0f 61y
  • 12 runners
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Clonmel Oil Service Station Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.80
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 022B-P D

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden last season and twice runner-up afterwards, including off just a 2lb lower mark at Wexford in March (2m, heavy); has struggled the last twice but in better races than this; cheekpieces didn't work last time.

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0

7

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 100y

14:40 Limerick

Clifton Warrior

11st 1lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, towards rear when fell 4 out

7/1

3rd

5

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:53 Gowran Park

Clifton Warrior

10st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, not fluent 1st, headway and in touch with leaders 3rd, went third 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, jumped right last, kept on, no match for first two

2/1

3rd

3

28th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 2f 54y

15:42 Galway

Clifton Warrior

11st 5lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, pressed leader halfway

7/2

Form: -43332 D BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Dual winner who has been running well in handicap hurdles and she beat all bar an improver at Galway recently (2m, soft); stays further and assured stamina will be no bad thing on this ground; solid.

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11th

11

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

16:05 Cork

Blanketontheground

10st 3lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield, headway after 4 out

16/1

12th

7

26th Feb 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 109y

16:40 Naas

Blanketontheground

11st 4lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

In good form without winning since returning from a year's absence 11 months ago; below par effort in a competitive Punchestown contest in December; cheekpieces tried here; ground versatile and not one to rule out at her best.

14/1

14th

10

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 120y

14:32 Punchestown

Blanketontheground

10st 8lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

No match for Clifton Warrior at Clonmel but she does have a pull in the weights with that one and probably performed to a similar level at Thurles; consistent mare who should give her running but probably vulnerable.

12/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 22FF-8 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Absolutely thrown in on some of his chase form as recent as last winter but he's rated lower over hurdles for a reason and he dropped out tamely on his return to this scene at Galway (soft).

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10th

6

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Grange Walk

10st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

Has won four over fences but has only won once since 2021 and he's been struggling this term; yard have stronger claims with Lucid Dreams.

20/1

4th

9

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Kempton

Grange Walk

10st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: John Patrick Ryan

always behind, detached 2nd, tailed off

25/1

6th

2

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Grange Walk

11st 5lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Four-time winner over fences, including at Gowran last term; back from hurdling when understandable last of three behind Allaho in Grade 2 Clonmel Oil Chase last month; others preferred.

16/1

Form: 312525 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Formerly very useful on the Flat and has won over hurdles and fences; this mark wouldn't be beyond him but he would prefer better ground.

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7th

9

29th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 57y

14:25 Punchestown

Pythion

11st 8lb

J: Miss A L Fitzgibbon

T: Michael Winters

Won over fences at Tramore in July and made a solid return to hurdles last time at Clonmel on testing ground; this better ground suits, so considered.

13/2

4th

10

17th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 61y

13:47 Clonmel

Pythion

10st 6lb

J: Miss A L Fitzgibbon

T: Michael Winters

Formerly very useful on the Flat and has won over hurdles and fences; this mark wouldn't be beyond him but he would prefer better ground.

14/1

5th

10

16th Oct 2022

Good

2m 1f 140y

16:50 Cork

Pythion

10st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Winters

in touch with leaders on outer, headway and prominent 8th, slightly hampered and ridden 3 out, weakened approaching last

12/1

Form: 120-90 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Won a Limerick maiden hurdle (2m, heavy) last Christmas and nearly followed up on his handicap debut at Punchestown off 2lb higher; not a lot to shout about in his three subsequent runs but he's been set some tough tasks and getting back on deeper ground could help matters no end.

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4th

3

14th Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Doctor Churchill

11st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: C W J Farrell

Has been disappointing on his last two starts over hurdles and has to find major improvement in cheekpieces on chasing debut.

25/1

8th

3

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 130y

16:00 Punchestown

Doctor Churchill

11st 10lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: C W J Farrell

in rear

10/1

Form: 04337-

Last run: 201 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Better known as a staying chaser these days and having his first run over hurdles for more than three years; potentially on a pretty good mark but this smacks of a pipe-opener before returning to the day job.

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17

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Plan Of Attack

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Good cross-country form at Cheltenham last season, twice made the frame in handicaps and third behind Delta Work and Tiger Roll at the festival; nowhere near the same level during a four-race campaign this term.

8/1

14

15th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 37y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Plan Of Attack

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Made the frame in two C&D handicaps last season (good/good to soft) before a 22l third to Delta Work in this race (heavy); each-way claims on that form but he hasn't been at the same level this term and was only seventh behind a few of these in a C&D handicap last time.

40/1

7th

8

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 37y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Plan Of Attack

10st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Disappointed over hurdles last time but this is more his scene having made the frame on his previous runs on this course in races won by three of today's rivals; those put him right in the mix off this mark.

10/1

Form: 5081-0

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Winning pointer who got off the mark under rules in a 2m3f Downpatrick handicap in March (good); really needed to shape better after a break at Tipperary to be strongly fancied for this and there are doubts about him on this ground.

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5th

1

27th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:55 Perth

Andys Flame

12st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Yet to make any further progress since winning 15-runner Downpatrick handicap (2m3f, good) in March and still needs to prove he's fully effective on soft ground but was placed on his last two appearances (2m7f/2m4f) and his trainer has a very good strike-rate in Britain.

11/2

3rd

11

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:40 Bellewstown

Andys Flame

10st 9lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

led, briefly headed 3rd

10/1

8/1

Form: 214-71 D

Last run: 98 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Handles testing ground but conditions were good to firm when running away with a 2m handicap at Tramore in August, her third success of the year after two Flat wins (on good and yielding); when also factoring in the 9lb higher mark she's worth taking on.

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5th

2

(4)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

18:20 Gowran Park

Vischio

9st 5lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: R Donohoe

Dual-purpose performer improved considerably on Flat last year, culminating in a Listed win over 1m4f at the Curragh in heavy ground; has failed to win in ten starts on AW so last month's disappointing run at Dundalk should not be held against her

8/1

6th

3

(5)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Vischio

9st 7lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: R Donohoe

led, joined after 1f, soon raced in second

9/1

1st

7

(4)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Vischio

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: R Donohoe

started quickly, led, headed but prominent after 2f, pushed along challenging 1f out, soon led, pushed out and kept on well towards finish

20/1

Form: F144-5 D

Last run: 185 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Ran surprisingly well on the Flat last time in first-time blinkers and he was highly tried over fences earlier this year; this mark is not beyond him in this company on his return to hurdling and conditions will be fine.

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9th

3

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

West Cork Wildway

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Paul O’Flynn

Has won a bumper, chase and two races over hurdles; tailed off in a conditions hurdle at Thurles in March on his first run in almost a year; better run in a handicap hurdle at Limerick a month ago but is 10lb higher over fences.

14/1

4th

1

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

West Cork Wildway

12st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Paul O’Flynn

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, headway and prominent 8th, challenging home turn, weakening when mistake last, lost third towards finish

25/1

Form: 123377

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Thoroughly exposed four-time winner who has been chasing but she was runner-up in her final handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe in September; has form on soft ground but not this testing and she would ideally prefer it drier.

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1st

3

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 150y

14:50 Navan

Influential Lady

11st 1lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

in touch with leaders, went third when nudged along 2 out, keeping on when switched right and went second when pushed along before last, ridden to lead run-in, won going away

16/1

3rd

2

27th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 90y

16:45 Sligo

Influential Lady

11st 11lb

J: J J Slevin

T: James M Barcoe

prominent, not fluent 1st, dropped to rear before 4 out, headway when raced wide before 2 out, ridden and went third when wandered around run-in, no match for first two

7/1

Form: 773149

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced; won a maiden at Cork (2m3f, good to yielding) but comfortably held since then and mark hasn't budged an inch despite finishing only ninth on his handicap debut at Listowel; ground this soft will be a first for him, as is the tongue-tie.

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11th

8

17th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 61y

13:47 Clonmel

Dorans Boy

10st 9lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Lightly raced; won a maiden at Cork (2m3f, good to yielding) but comfortably held since then and mark hasn't budged an inch despite finishing only ninth on his handicap debut at Listowel; ground this soft will be a first for him, as is the tongue-tie.

20/1

9th

14

24th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:30 Listowel

Dorans Boy

10st 2lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

led, headed but pressed leader before 1st, not fluent 5th, ridden and every chance when blundered 2 out, weakened last

20/1

4th

4

21st Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Listowel

Dorans Boy

11st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

towards rear, minor headway from 3 out, pushed along and went modest fourth before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, kept on, never near to challenge

12/1

Form: 7011/7 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

In 2020 he won a maiden here on heavy ground and followed up in a 2m3f handicap at Down Royal; then went missing until last month when well behind Blanketontheground at Galway.

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22th

1

27th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 6f 0y

13:50 Navan

Groody Rover

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Not disgraced without really threatening on return from 957-day break at Galway last month; unseated at the first on only start since so difficult to fully assess the level of ability he retains; no easy task giving weight to all rivals but he did look promising prior to long absence.

25/1

2

17th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 61y

13:47 Clonmel

Groody Rover

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

In 2020 he won a maiden here on heavy ground and followed up in a 2m3f handicap at Down Royal; then went missing until last month when well behind Blanketontheground at Galway.

25/1

7th

1

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 11y

17:05 Galway

Groody Rover

11st 12lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Philip Fenton

In excellent form in March 2020, winning a maiden at Clonmel and a handicap at Down Royal; now has a very long absence to overcome

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €206.00
Straight Forecast €179.60
Tricast €1102.50
Trifecta €2252.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Doctor Churchill

TOPSPEED:

Clifton Warrior

The Irish Sun:

Groody Rover

POSTDATA:

West Cork Wildway

RP Ratings (IRE):

Doctor Churchill