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14:15 Gowran Park

Heavy

Proficient Engineering Ltd Irish EBF Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7436.97
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 17 runners
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Proficient Engineering Ltd Irish EBF Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1- C

Last run: 259 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point winner who made an impressive start to life under Rules when winning a bumper here when last seen in March; form of that race has been boosted since and he will be involved if fully tuned up for his return.

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5th

7

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 180y

17:20 Punchestown

Kalanisi Star

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

in touch with leaders, prominent 5 out, went third when not fluent 2 out, soon pushed along and outpaced, no extra approaching last

33/1

7th

8

8th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 212y

14:20 Naas

Kalanisi Star

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Won a bumper and a maiden hurdle at Gowran; favourite for a 2m7f Grade 2 at Limerick 12 days ago but could never get competitive; drops back in trip here but looks up against it.

33/1

5th

3

27th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 0y

13:29 Limerick

Kalanisi Star

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

in rear, shaken up 4 out, pushed along after 3 out, ridden but no impression from 2 out

6/1

6/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1525-1 D

Last run: 181 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner and Listed placed last term; will probably be seen to best effect over further but she should be in the mix again and the ground may help bring her stamina into play.

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8th

14

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Pink In The Park

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

towards rear

33/1

4th

1

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

14:15 Fairyhouse

Pink In The Park

11st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Winner of two of her five starts in bumpers and won twice over hurdles in the early part of the season after obtaining experience last term; not quite up to the task in good conditions races, though she showed plenty of spark when chasing home the progressive Jetara at Leopardstown.

8/1

2nd

7

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Pink In The Park

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Winner of two of her five starts in bumpers and won twice over hurdles in the early part of the season after obtaining experience last term; not quite up to the task in conditions races last three times; now looking quite limited, others preferred.

20/1

7/1

  • Place: £10.40

Form: 145P- D

Last run: 218 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bumper winner at Kilbeggan on debut and some solid form in defeat in subsequent bumpers; pulled up on hurdle bow when last seen (reportedly lame); may resume progress here.

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4th

5

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

15:20 Punchestown

Chosen Thyme

10st 10lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Lightly-raced bumper winner and seems to have had his issues; very good runner-up after a year off in a Clonmel maiden hurdle in December and drops back in trip here after he was well beaten over 2m7f here last month; others preferred but should do better today.

14/1

4th

2

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

14:55 Punchestown

Chosen Thyme

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Very lightly raced and clearly not the easiest to train since winning a Kilbeggan bumper on debut in 2021; fine effort after 13 months off when chasing home Chapeau De Soleil in a Clonmel maiden hurdle last month; the winner ran respectably considering how badly he jumped in the Grade 1 at Naas on Friday; respected in a race lacking huge strength in depth.

5/1

2nd

1

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 14y

13:12 Clonmel

Chosen Thyme

11st 12lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Philip Fenton

Bumper winner; distant third in a maiden hurdle when last seen; has four RPRs in the low 100s but he will need more in this and he's been off 376 days.

12/1

Form: 4-8

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a point and has shaped with promise in two runs under Rules since; shapes like he might want a step up in trip.

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10th

2

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

Conna Cottage

11st 13lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Won a Clonmel maiden hurdle last December and some decent runs in defeat since; moved to this yard after being 4th in a Sligo claiming hurdle last time; of interest.

6/1

2nd

6

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 185y

17:05 Sligo

Conna Cottage

11st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

Clonmel maiden winner on soft ran okay on last month's comeback in 3m Bellewstown handicap; not one to rule out off a handy weight given his rider's claim.

11/2

4th

8

8th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Bellewstown

Conna Cottage

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Maiden winner who ran okay in a Leopardstown handicap next time; jumping has let him down over fences the last twice but of interest back hurdling.

16/1

Form: 5-

Last run: 286 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Only 3-1 for a bumper at Punchestown on debut, shaping like he would be better for the experience when beaten 26l; nice pedigree and likely to do better.

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3

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Blackwater

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ben Lund

Didn't shine in three runs for Gordon Elliott; not disgraced in two hurdle runs for current stable but he'll need improvement for the switch to fences if he is to defy this mark on his handicap debut.

16/1

6th

3

26th Feb 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:30 Fontwell

Blackwater

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ben Lund

Well beaten all three starts for Gordon Elliott; £11,000 sale before 15l third of five in maiden at Ffos Las (2m6f, good to soft) 17 days ago, which was his best form but much better is needed and this much shorter trip may be against him.

25/1

3rd

1

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

13:23 Ffos Las

Blackwater

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Ben Lund

held up in rear, not fluent 4th, outpaced and cajoled along 8th, ridden and well held before 2 out, rallied approaching last, kept on well run-in, went remote third final strides

25/1

Form: 5/92-5

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Came on from last season's return to finish runner-up in a Punchestown bumper in February; probably needed last month's return but might be one for handicaps at this point.

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0

9

8th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:30 Roscommon

Secret Artist

11st 6lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

in rear, mistake 1st, struggling 11th, lost touch 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

14/1

9th

2

27th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Secret Artist

12st 0lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Of major note on bumper form, notably second to high-class James's Gate in February (third ran well Wednesday); not translated that form to hurdling yet and just over two weeks since he was down the field at Cork; shrewd local yard.

10/1

11th

15

11th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 185y

12:45 Cork

Secret Artist

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

midfield, outpaced and pushed along 4 out, soon beaten

12/1

Form: 00

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off in two runs at big odds so far.

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16th

11

11th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Cork

Toni Ram

11st 4lb

J: M P Fogarty

T: Jonathan Fogarty

never better than mid-division, beaten before 3 out (jockey said gelding made an abnormal respiratory noise)

25/1

7th

15

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Gowran Park

Toni Ram

11st 12lb

J: M P Fogarty

T: Jonathan Fogarty

midfield

100/1

15th

20

12th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

12:20 Naas

Toni Ram

11st 12lb

J: M P Fogarty

T: Jonathan Fogarty

Tailed off when 33-1 on debut in maiden hurdle at Wexford.

66/1

Form: 0-750

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Shown very little in four runs so far at massive odds.

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4th

5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

14:25 Southwell

Leading The Way

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Ex-Irish maiden; tailed off in three runs for this yard, latterly on his switch to fences (2m, heavy); opposable.

33/1

7th

7

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:00 Ffos Las

Leading The Way

10st 10lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

towards rear, struggling after 9th

25/1

Form: 8

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off 66-1 shot on last month's debut; remains best watched.

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0

1

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

15:35 Tipperary

Anstand

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

held up in rear, ridden and no impression before 4 out

22/1

7th

6

31st May 2023

Good

2m 1f 100y

18:00 Wexford

Anstand

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Paul Nolan

One of the more likely contenders on the basis of form such as a recent Clonmel fourth, beaten only 4l and not quite seeing out the 2m3f trip; this may be closer to his optimum trip.

4/1

4th

9

11th May 2023

Soft

2m 3f 25y

19:18 Clonmel

Anstand

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Paul Nolan

Runner-up over 2m here in February on soft but well below that form twice since when well-fancied, latest when possibly didn't stay at Tramore; blinkers now tried.

8/1

Form: 60-

Last run: 222 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Promising debut when beaten 11l in a maiden hurdle here; however, beaten a long way out at Cork since and has been off 222 days; down in trip.

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2nd

7

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Rockbrook

10st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

in touch with leaders, headway on near side of group before 2 out, went second but no chance with winner after 2 out, jumped slightly right last, kept on

8/1

6th

8

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Navan

Rockbrook

10st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Nine-race maiden; demoted at Limerick earlier in the season and promoted winner boosted that form but this seven-year-old hasn't built on the run and others appeal more at present.

12/1

8th

14

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Rockbrook

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear

14/1

Form: /000-6

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off in all five starts so far at big odds; cheekpieces now tried.

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10

18th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:02 Gowran Park

Limekiln Rock

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: M F Morris

in rear, detached when jumped right and pushed along 8th, mistake 9th, pulled up 10th

200/1

11th

10

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Gowran Park

Limekiln Rock

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

prominent, went second after 2nd

40/1

6th

5

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 6f 0y

16:30 Galway

Limekiln Rock

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

Possible he's improved as a 5yo since we last seen him 274 days ago but can't be fancied on what he's shown so far.

66/1

Form: 4000

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point winner who was a promising fourth on bumper debut; tailed off in three maiden hurdles so far though.

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0

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

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Poor form in points in two starts so far.

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1st

12

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

American Money

10st 11lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

jumped right on occasions

8/1

7th

7

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

American Money

11st 0lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

midfield, not fluent 2nd

11/2

1st

4

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 24y

15:12 Naas

American Money

11st 9lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

pressed leader, not fluent 3rd, briefly disputed lead before 4th, left in second 4 out, challenging before 2 out, led when ridden after 2 out, went clear after last, reduced lead towards finish, just did enough

5/1

Form: 0S0P

Last run: 111 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Showed nothing in bumpers and pulled up on hurdle bow latest.

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7

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 180y

17:30 Down Royal

Lockdown Daisy

10st 9lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: J J Lambe

Shown nothing so far, soundly beaten in maidens here the last twice; cheekpieces tried.

66/1

13

17th Mar 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:30 Down Royal

Lockdown Daisy

11st 2lb

J: James Duggan

T: J J Lambe

Shown nothing in seven starts so far; back up in trip for handicap debut with first-time cheekpieces fitted.

50/1

15th

18

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Lockdown Daisy

10st 11lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

Down in trip; little impact in six starts under Rules so far; difficult to see her landing a blow here.

250/1

Form: 5098

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed some minor promise on his penultimate start but tailed off again since and hard to fancy here.

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15th

11

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Gowran Park

Nouliak

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Matthew J Smith

prominent

100/1

8th

6

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Nouliak

11st 10lb

J: Mr J Kelly Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

towards rear of midfield, midfield 5f out, ridden but weakened from over 2f out

16/1

11th

8

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 141y

18:30 Sligo

Nouliak

11st 4lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Matthew J Smith

midfield, not fluent and pushed along 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

50/1

33/1

Form: 9/064-

Last run: 480 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Best of his five runs when fourth of 18 in a Roscommon maiden hurdle when last seen but off 480 days and entitled to need this.

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8th

12

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 170y

17:40 Wexford

Plusthevat

11st 1lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: P A Fahy

soon led, clear before 3rd, 6 lengths ahead 6th

20/1

15th

15

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 130y

15:25 Punchestown

Plusthevat

11st 5lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: P A Fahy

Tailed off in a hood at Limerick (2m3f) and that aid is now left off; unconvincing.

100/1

15th

6

26th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:15 Limerick

Plusthevat

11st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: P A Fahy

towards rear

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Jet Away gelding; half-brother to 2m hurdle winner Ballinaboola Lass; dam unraced daughter of 1m3f-1m4f Flat/2m-2m2f hurdle winner Tomona; likely to need the run on debut

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3

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Gowran Park

Ballinaboola Jet

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

towards rear of midfield

50/1

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Selections

The Irish Sun:

Blackwater

POSTDATA:

Conna Cottage

SPOTLIGHT:

Kalanisi Star