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Fingal Ravens Raceday Maiden Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5949.58
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 18 runners
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Fingal Ravens Raceday Maiden Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 21P7-3 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up to Facile Vega on Rules debut at Leopardstown before justifying favouritism in a Navan bumper in January; struggled in bumpers at the spring festivals but it was a promising return when third of 13 in a maiden hurdle at Wexford; should go well if he can build on that.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Joyeux Machin

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Beat the useful Effernock Fizz at Wexford last autumn and narrowly beaten at the same venue afterward; lost a Navan match in December; hard to be confident after an early departure at Limerick a fortnight ago; new headgear combination

12/1

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 120y

18:50 Limerick

Joyeux Machin

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

pressed winner, fell 1st

6/4

9/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 4/104- D

Last run: 220 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Wide margin winner of a Tramore bumper last season; had two tough assignments when in behind stablemate Facile Vega twice subsequently; may resume progress down in class now tackling hurdles.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

8th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Viva Devito

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Bumper winner; took his form to a new level when runner-up in a maiden hurdle over C&D in December; that form did take a few knocks and he didn't perform to the same level at Leopardstown since but can't be ruled out.

7/4

5th

20

26th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Viva Devito

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: W P Mullins

Wide margin winner of a Tramore bumper last season; had two tough assignments behind brilliant stablemate Facile Vega in the Grade 1 events at Cheltenham and Punchestown; raced a bit too keenly when second on hurdling debut at Fairyhouse.

12/1

2nd

16

3rd Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:17 Fairyhouse

Viva Devito

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, prominent, mistake 4th, pulled way into lead before 4 out, clear going okay before 2 out, reduced lead when pushed along before last, ridden when headed and no extra after last, no match for winner

9/2

9/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 4-2

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point winner; 9l fourth in a bumper here on Rules debut in February but left that run behind when runner-up (beaten 1l) in a maiden hurdle at Naas on return three weeks ago; big player if he can come on for that run.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Plumpton

Kansas City Star

12st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Made all in a novice handicap at Huntingdon (2m, good) on January's stable debut but was then tailed off at Newbury when soft ground shouldn't have been too great an issue; well beaten when tried in cheekpieces by Gordon Elliott but the tongue-tie is new; hard to rule out.

7/2

5th

3

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

16:10 Newbury

Kansas City Star

11st 6lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Ex-Irish 7yo who made all in novice handicap at Huntingdon (2m, good; off 4lb lower) last month on chase/stable debut, adding to his soft-ground point success; should have more to offer over fences and commands plenty of respect.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 4

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Smart Flat performer rated 101 in that sphere and it was an encouraging enough debut over timber when fourth of 22 at Punchestown a fortnight ago, albeit made jumping errors; can build on that and this shorter trip might help.

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3rd

1

26th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:58 Limerick

Benaud

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

A 102-rated Flat performer and has run respectably despite some ropey jumping on both hurdle starts to date; would appear to be the stable and owner's first string and one for the shortlist.

5/1

4th

2

3rd Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:17 Fairyhouse

Benaud

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, in touch with leaders when not fluent 4 out, pushed along when went fourth after 3 out, no extra when bad mistake last, kept on

7/2

4th

3

19th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 100y

13:38 Punchestown

Benaud

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders

15/8

Form: 27630

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a bumper on debut but hasn't managed to build on that in four starts since and tailed off when 80s on hurdle bow latest.

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3rd

6

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

Fiveonefive

10st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Cian Collins

Two of his three hurdle wins have been gained in Britain, namely at Cartmel (2m1f, good to soft) and Hereford (2m, good); remote eighth in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham in first-time cheekpieces which are retained.

14/1

8th

19

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Fiveonefive

10st 10lb

J: E Walsh

T: Cian Collins

Irish hurdler who has winning form on British soil, namely at Cartmel (2m1f, good to soft) and Hereford (2m, good); seemingly outstayed over 2m4f at Punchestown (soft to heavy) last month and evidently needs a return to shorter; headgear enlisted.

50/1

200/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Shown little in two point starts; hard to recommend.

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8th

3

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:00 Down Royal

Kelce

11st 13lb

J: Richard Condon

T: C A Murphy

Tailed off in four starts under Rules including handicap debut latest; looks up against it from this mark on handicap debut.

25/1

12th

12

11th May 2023

Soft

2m 3f 25y

19:48 Clonmel

Kelce

11st 7lb

J: Richard Condon

T: C A Murphy

Beaten a fair way in good-class maidens last winter; needs more fluency in his jumping but remains a potential improver now entering handicaps.

8/1

Form: 3

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed little in points and only a distant third on Rules debut in a bumper; likely to need more time.

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Verdict Starting price

2

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 130y

15:25 Punchestown

Iurkash

11st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Still early days and was beaten under 3l by Maggie Walsh at Tramore (2m1f, good) last week when not unfancied in the market; respected.

6/1

3rd

3

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 175y

19:00 Tramore

Iurkash

11st 12lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Minor promise in a bumper on Rules debut but hasn't built on that over timber since and was tailed off on handicap debut last time; off 124 days.

20/1

18

26th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:15 Limerick

Iurkash

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Form:

Last run: 193 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off when 20s for a maiden hurdle at Punchestown in May; off 193 days and likely to be more of a long term prospect.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

15th

8

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Natural Ability

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: A J Martin

midfield

18/1

8th

10

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

15:15 Limerick

Natural Ability

10st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

Modest form over hurdles and fences and very difficult to make a case for.

33/1

14th

10

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Naas

Natural Ability

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

Trainer should never be underestimated but little to recommend on what he has shown so far; only five, so has time on his side.

10/1

Form: 00

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in pair of maiden hurdles at triple figure odds.

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14th

12

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 110y

19:05 Bellewstown

Morrie In D Quarry

11st 4lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

towards rear

6/1

Form: 61-3

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point winner who built on a promising Rules debut to win a bumper at Cork in April; close-up third on hurdle debut when returning last month and should come on for that but not certain to appreciate the return to 2m.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

11

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Hartur Darc

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, weakened after 4 out

8/1

1st

10

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

Hartur Darc

10st 3lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Bumper/hurdles winner for Tom Gibney and narrowly beaten in a beginners chase at Galway in October; nicely improved when successful debut for Gavin Cromwell in 2m4f Clonmel beginners last month, jumping and travelling well; unexposed on handicap debut here with potentially more to offer upped in trip.

15/2

1st

2

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:40 Clonmel

Hartur Darc

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

travelled strongly, disputed lead early, led clearly after 2nd, jumped slightly left 3rd, not fluent 4th, joined 9th

4/1

Form: 5-09

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest performer on the Flat and tailed off in a pair of maiden hurdle outings so far.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Gold Haven

11st 11lb

J: Mr S Cavanagh

T: Paul W Flynn

Placed in big-field handicap hurdles over the Christmas period and again last month at Clonmel; Tuesday's Naas run a bit below best but overall in good form and straight into handicap company for chase debut.

7/1

Form: 0-75

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Hasn't shown enough in a trio of bumpers so far.

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14

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

13:55 Punchestown

Parkrunner

11st 12lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Peter John Flood

Minor promise in bumpers but nothing as yet hurdling, pulled up after being hampered early at Fairyhouse on latest; cheekpieces now tried.

66/1

20

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:10 Fairyhouse

Parkrunner

11st 5lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Peter John Flood

Minor promise in bumpers; has struggled with his jumping in two hurdle starts and unseated last week; new headgear combination.

50/1

11

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 63y

14:32 Naas

Parkrunner

11st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Peter John Flood

in rear, not fluent 4th, jumped right and unseated rider 5th

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Vadamos gelding; cost 42,000Euros as a 3yo; half-brother to nine winners including Ajman King (1m2f; RPR 112), Third Intention (12.6f Flat; 76/high-class 2m-2m4f jumps), Orgilgo Bay (1m6f Flat; 100/2m-2m2f hurdle) and Theola (2m-2m2f; 87); tough ask for a newcomer and application of a hood for debut perhaps not a good sign.

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22th

5

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Its Never Simple

11st 12lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Martin Brassil

Big price in four maiden outings; hard to assess but worth a market check in this grade.

14/1

13th

6

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

13:55 Naas

Its Never Simple

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Martin Brassil

Looks more like a handicap prospect on the evidence of three starts so far.

33/1

9th

19

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:13 Fairyhouse

Its Never Simple

11st 4lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Martin Brassil

Reserve; tailed off in two maidens and one for further down the line.

Form:

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed very little when 150-1 for a maiden hurdle at Down Royal last month.

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14

17th Mar 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:50 Down Royal

Vango Opera

11st 4lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear, awkward jump 4th

100/1

12th

13

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Ayr

Vango Opera

11st 4lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

midfield

33/1

14th

15

3rd Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:17 Fairyhouse

Vango Opera

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Noel C Kelly

never better than mid-division, dropped to rear when jumped slightly right and weakened 3 out

200/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fame And Glory gelding; cost 14,000Euros as yearling; half-brother to French 2m-2m1f hurdle/chase winner Shannon Falls; dam unraced sister to 2m1f-2m5f jump winner Shannondore, half-sister to useful jumpers Pampalino, Ladies View and Razzamatazz; entitled to build on whatever he does here.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

1

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 170y

14:17 Navan

Ballycottonjacksie

12st 0lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

Tailed off in two maiden hurdles at big prices so far; cheekpieces need to make a sizeable difference.

100/1

22th

2

8th Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 194y

14:50 Naas

Ballycottonjacksie

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

80s when beaten a long way out on Fairyhouse maiden hurdle debut last month.

150/1

Form: R-

Last run: 217 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Unruly before refusing to race when 125-1 for a bumper at Punchestown in April; hard to recommend.

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16th

11

3rd Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:17 Fairyhouse

Lacken Blaze

11st 12lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Kieran P Egan

always towards rear, didn't jump with fluency

250/1

6

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:05 Punchestown

Lacken Blaze

12st 0lb

J: Mr T Power Roche

T: Peter Maher

Form: 2/1 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up to a smart prospect on 2020 debut; missed all of 2021 but won going away on his return in a Wexford bumper; different ground here but there should be plenty more to come from him and he's one for the shortlist.

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4th

4

15th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Good Land

11st 7lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Early mishap on hurdling debut in December but has won twice since, holding on well to land Grade 1 at Leopardstown (2m6f, yielding) last month; others have shown better form and created better visual impressions but, nevertheless, he's well worth his place in this line-up.

100/30

1st

5

4th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 6f 27y

13:20 Leopardstown

Good Land

11st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

raced freely, prominent, soon raced in second, led going easily 2 out, ridden after last, kept on, always doing enough

11/4

1st

7

29th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Good Land

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

led

13/2

Form:

Last run: 189 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off when 50-1 for a Punchestown bumper in May; tongue-tie now tied; off 189 days.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

11

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

The Belmont Boys

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Shown very little so far, either failing to complete or finishing tailed off each time.

40/1

16

1st May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

The Belmont Boys

11st 4lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

towards rear, brought down after 1st

33/1

13th

9

12th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Navan

The Belmont Boys

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

never better than mid-division, didn't jump well, ridden when weakened after 3 out, tailed off

200/1

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Exacta €211.00
Straight Forecast €129.70
Trifecta €711.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Joyeux Machin

The Irish Sun:

Kansas City Star

SPOTLIGHT:

Benaud

POSTDATA:

Joyeux Machin