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Kevin Sheedy Bowel Cancer Raceday 17th December Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7932.77
  • 2m 4f 40y
  • 12 runners
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Kevin Sheedy Bowel Cancer Raceday 17th December Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 9-FU49 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner in April; didn't take to fences in a couple of starts in October and a return to hurdles in recent starts hasn't sparked a revival; tongue-tie now fitted.

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5th

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Cork

Whatsavailable

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

midfield

12/1

3rd

7

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Whatsavailable

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

Dual winner ran his best race for some time when responding positively to first-time cheekpieces to be 2nd to Castle Field Boy over C&D last time; is 6lb better off with the winner today, so should give him more of a race.

13/2

2nd

2

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 37y

15:10 Clonmel

Whatsavailable

11st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

raced wide, held up in rear, headway and prominent 9th, disputed lead 4 out, led narrowly before 2 out, joined and went clear with winner 2 out, headed last, no match for winner

100/30

20/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 910-59

Last run: 105 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Winner on the Flat on his penultimate start but wasn't at his best over hurdles in the summer and seems on a tough mark.

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5th

5

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Flying Scotsman

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

Flat/hurdle winner in Ireland but hasn't been that competitive in six Flat handicaps for Ben Haslam, from 1m2f to 1m5f; could turn a corner at some point but makes limited appeal at the minute.

12/1

7th

2

(3)

9th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Flying Scotsman

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

Five-time winner on Flat turf or over hurdles in Ireland but has not shown much in five outings for this yard, beating just one home at Newcastle (1m2f/1m4f) in each of his last two starts; best watched for now.

16/1

11th

11

(11)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

15:37 Newcastle (AW)

Flying Scotsman

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

A fairly useful ex-Irish 1m4f winner who has hinted at a revival of late for his current yard, patiently ridden when 11th over 1m2f here last time; he's one to consider back up in trip off a falling mark.

33/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: -02923

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Has hit the frame in three of his last four starts in maiden hurdles but seems on a tough mark as a result for handicap debut; back up in trip.

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1st

5

(3)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:30 Navan

Viceregent

10st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: C Byrnes

midfield

11/2

2nd

14

(14)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 55y

17:45 Listowel

Viceregent

9st 8lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: C Byrnes

soon towards rear, headway on near side of group from over 3f out, ridden and challenging over 1f out, no extra final 110yds, no match for winner

12/1

Form: 006-47 C

Last run: 186 days

W: 10st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Hasn't won over hurdles since 2017 and was tailed off over fences when last seen 186 days ago.

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0

5

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 150y

14:15 Tramore

Charlie Stout

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

in touch with leaders, soon prominent

20/1

7th

13

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 54y

15:30 Galway

Charlie Stout

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Shane Nolan

led, headed after 4th

25/1

4th

2

29th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Charlie Stout

11st 1lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Shane Nolan

Veteran won his third race over fences when scoring at Wexford in March and ran a solid race at Fairyhouse next time off this mark; handles good ground and can be involved again.

3/1

Form: P/587- D

Last run: 387 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Has struggled since winning a novice handicap hurdle at Down Royal in March 2021 and has a 387-day absence to defy.

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0

6

14th Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Papal Lodge

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Peter Fahey

Won his third hurdle race when taking a Thurles handicap in March over 3m; however, has been way below that level since and best watched on chasing debut.

20/1

15th

8

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 92y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Papal Lodge

10st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Peter Fahey

Ran no race at Fairyhouse last time but he did it nicely at Thurles the time before (3m, soft) and has won on yielding ground; couldn't discount.

14/1

16th

15

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 155y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Papal Lodge

10st 9lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

never better than mid-division, dropped to rear when pushed along and struggling after 8th, weakened and became detached 3 out, eased and tailed off before 2 out

14/1

Form: 10-780

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Career best when winning a handicap hurdle at Naas in January but has really struggled since and he's been tailed off in three runs this term; back up in trip.

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5

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

17:08 Navan

Bigz Belief

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Matthew J Smith

raced wide, jumped right on occasions, led, headed 3 out

16/1

5th

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:02 Gowran Park

Bigz Belief

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Matthew J Smith

Three-time hurdles winner now rated 108 in that discipline, last on only previous chasing effort at Listowel in 2022.

25/1

Form: /P2/6- D

Last run: 525 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Useful over hurdles back in 2017 for Gordon Elliott before winning Grade 1s over hurdles in the US; well treated on peak form but unlikely to be the force of old and has an absence to overcome on debut for new yard.

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16th

16

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 24y

15:12 Naas

Zanjabeel

10st 8lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Stephanie Ocsko-Moore

Grade 1 winning hurdler in America back in the day but poor form in Ireland and makes no appeal.

50/1

10th

13

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Zanjabeel

11st 5lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Stephanie Ocsko-Moore

Former Grade 1 hurdle winner in USA but nowhere near that level back to these shores and back hurdling after being pulled up over fences last time.

33/1

Form: 25/1F-

Last run: 391 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Made a winning return in a maiden hurdle at Downpatrick 14 months ago and was running a big race in a Grade 3 before coming down after a bad mistake at the last; 391-day absence is a concern and opening mark is fair at best but further progress is possible stepping back up in trip.

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2nd

1

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:55 Clonmel

Boothen Boy

12st 0lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, headway to challenge going okay before 2 out, led narrowly after 2 out, ridden and headed run-in, no extra towards finish

11/2

11th

2

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

1m 7f 111y

14:44 Thurles

Boothen Boy

11st 10lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

Promising last year; was running a big race in a Grade 3 before taking a heavy fall at the last; was too keen when beaten a long way on return; hood is tried and can be a player if it works.

8/1

9th

1

3rd Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 40y

15:02 Fairyhouse

Boothen Boy

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Made a winning return in a maiden hurdle at Downpatrick 14 months ago and was running a big race in a Grade 3 before coming down after a bad mistake at the last; 391-day absence is a concern and opening mark is fair at best but further progress is possible stepping back up in trip.

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 474F-0 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Low-key return when tailed off at Galway in October wearing first-time cheekpieces (retained); interesting that he remains over hurdles for now and a return to this trip on better ground might help but he would need a career best to defy this handicap mark.

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0

3

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

17:50 Kelso

Minella Escape

10st 9lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

in touch with leaders on outer, went second after 8th

33/1

0

4

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 31y

Class 3

15:25 Cartmel

Minella Escape

11st 12lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: James Moffatt

in rear, fell 1st

33/1

4

29th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 83y

Class 2

14:55 Cartmel

Minella Escape

11st 6lb

J: Leah Noreci

T: James Moffatt

in rear

25/1

Form: 20-905

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Looked like a nice prospect last winter, winning maiden hurdle at Limerick prior to narrow defeat on handicap hurdle bow at Punchestown in January; has gone the wrong way since and has stamina to prove at this trip.

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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: 9P3113 D BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

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0

2

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

15:50 Hereford

Gaius

11st 7lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

1m2f winner who doubled his tally in a maiden hurdle this summer; ended up well beaten on handicap debut last time and he looks vulnerable back in a novice, especially with a penalty.

14/1

6th

12

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Worcester

Gaius

10st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Comfortbly too good for Painless Potter in 2m course maiden in June and, following an excusable defeat on heavy ground, ran well when second here last month; not really bred to benefit this step up in trip, though.

14/1

2nd

1

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Worcester

Gaius

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

After two seconds he was entitled to win a modest maiden here (good) and conditions were heavy when tailed off in a handicap at Cartmel; solid form claims back in a novice, even with his penalty.

9/2

Form: 055-62

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Only beaten a head from a 6lb higher mark at Cheltenham's November meeting last month; has stamina to prove stepping back up in trip but he's easy to make a case for from a handicapping perspective.

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13th

12

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Explosive Boy

10st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: A J Martin

Now 0-8 hurdling, standout effort when beaten a head in 2m Cheltenham novice handicap in November 2022 on good ground; travelling like a winner when falling two out over C&D following month but absent since; ground concerns here after 15 months absence.

16/1

19

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:05 Fairyhouse

Explosive Boy

10st 0lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

3lb out of the handicap but capable of a big run judged on a close second behind a fellow Irish raider at Cheltenham; had been chasing prior to that; trainer has two higher-profile candidates, but that is not a significant negative.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta €298.00
Straight Forecast €223.20
Tricast €1202.40
Trifecta €2020.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Explosive Boy

SPOTLIGHT:

Boothen Boy

The Irish Sun:

Boothen Boy

TOPSPEED:

Explosive Boy

POSTDATA:

Explosive Boy