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I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6445.38
  • 2m 4f 50y
  • 16 runners
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I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: /422-2

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has achieved a useful level of form without getting his head in front including when placed runner-up in a Grade 3 novice hurdle at Clonmel in February; highly encouraging return when only beaten half a length at the same venue last time and if he comes on for that, he could be hard to beat.

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6th

3

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 20y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Eye Van

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: R P Cody

Record of 1-13 over hurdles and rated 123 in that sphere; some decent runs in defeat lately but was well below form at Punchestown last time; cheekpieces on for chasing debut.

16/1

5th

2

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

16:45 Punchestown

Eye Van

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: R P Cody

prominent, pushed along and lost position after 3 out, ridden and detached from 2 out

12/1

13

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 155y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Eye Van

10st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: R P Cody

2m4f maiden winner at Down Royal and not beaten far in Thurles novice two starts back; well held latest and mark looks stiff enough.

20/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 5-

Last run: 289 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up on sole point start and solid Rules debut in a bumper when only beaten 6l at Navan; might need this after 289 days off though.

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2nd

7

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Jimmy Chou Pecos Aa

11st 12lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

towards rear, some headway before 3 out, in touch with leaders on outer 2 out, went fourth approaching last, ran on well and went second towards finish

16/1

4th

4

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 182y

14:05 Punchestown

Jimmy Chou Pecos Aa

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

jumped left on occasions, soon led, faced challenge when not fluent 2 out, soon headed and hung left, weakened towards near side before last

16/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a point at the second attempt before selling for 80,000Euros; plenty of stamina in the pedigree; market may provide clues on Rules debut returning from 260 days off.

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No Results Found

Form: 363-

Last run: 380 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Consistent in trio of bumper starts so far; new yard returning from 380 days off.

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4th

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 2

15:00 Ayr

Ottizzini

10st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: S R B Crawford

Comfortably won Musselburgh novice (3m, good to soft) in February and went close in Listed mares' novice at Doncaster (3m, soft) last time; jumped to the right on that most recent start and she's again going left-handed today, but she's entitled to respect on her first handicap start.

9/1

2nd

1

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

15:10 Doncaster

Ottizzini

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: S R B Crawford

Just 2-9 over hurdles but is unexposed as a stayer; returned to form at Musselburgh (good to soft) four weeks ago, proving suited by the step up to 3m and scoring by 6l; may have more to offer at this trip and holds major claims even with 3lb penalty.

7/2

Form: 63

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Best effort yet when a distant third of six when 300-1 for a tough assignment at Punchestown last time; needs to build on that now.

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17th

8

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

Rowdy Romeo

11st 1lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Mrs Caroline McCaldin

midfield

16/1

5th

5

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Down Royal

Rowdy Romeo

11st 6lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Mrs Caroline McCaldin

midfield, hampered 2nd, headway when left in third 3 out, weakened gradually from 2 out

12/1

1st

9

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 159y

17:10 Thurles

Rowdy Romeo

10st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Mrs Caroline McCaldin

took keen hold, towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway when not fluent 3 out

12/1

Form: 56

Last run: 149 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Modest form in two starts so far; off 149 days.

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0

4

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

14:10 Ayr

Nowinittowinit

11st 4lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

Won two in a row in the spring (2m4f/3m, good to soft/good) and she may have needed her next run at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago; wears a first-time tongue-tie and is not written off but she has something to prove, including on the forecast testing ground.

7/1

Form: 34

Last run: 101 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Shown ability in a couple of bumpers so far but needs a step up on that form to have a say; Smooth Player has stronger claims for this yard.

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3rd

6

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 150y

19:20 Downpatrick

Ringdufferin

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

7/2

16th

14

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:00 Cheltenham

Ringdufferin

10st 13lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

2-2 since fitted with cheekpieces last month, the wins gained from the front at Downpatrick (2m5f, soft) and Gowran Park (3m, heavy; handicap debut); faces a tougher assignment but should be fine on the forecast quicker ground and is heading in the right direction.

8/1

Form: 0F

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Shown nothing in two starts at massive prices so far.

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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

Form: 0S0P0

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Shown nothing in five starts.

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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:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ask gelding; half-brother to winners Difficult Decision (2m2f-2m5f hurdle/chase) & Thyne For Ruda (point); unraced dam; best watched.

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11

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 112y

14:30 Clonmel

Windgap Warrior

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Cian Michael Collins

Poor form in a trio of maiden hurdles; blinkers tried here but makes no real appeal.

100/1

13th

20

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Windgap Warrior

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Cian Michael Collins

Beaten a total of 254L in a pair of maiden hurdles and no conceivable chance.

150/1

21th

19

15th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Punchestown

Windgap Warrior

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Cian Michael Collins

midfield

150/1

Form: 4

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Moderate Flat performer but made an encouraging start to life over hurdles when fourth of 22 in a maiden hurdle at Cork earlier this month; ought to go well if he builds on that.

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19th

15

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Barometer

10st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John Joseph Murphy

midfield

20/1

17th

4

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:05 Cheltenham

Barometer

11st 11lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Joseph Murphy

One 2m win from 21 races on the Flat, showing fair form; has shown ability in all four starts (maidens) over hurdles, the latest when runner-up to an impressive odds-on winner at Punchestown in October; could have more to give in this sphere and it is needed.

20/1

Form: 14-4

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

1-2 in bumpers; no match for Facile Vega on debut over hurdles earlier this month but it wasn't a bad run and he shaped like he needed it; more to come up in trip.

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2nd

3

19th May 2023

Good

2m 2f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Smooth Player

11st 12lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Bumper winner in 2021 has run some cracking races in defeat in six hurdle tries, including when second here in April; below that level at Tramore since at 2m when 4-7fav; needs to return to previous best.

7/2

2nd

2

17th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:45 Tramore

Smooth Player

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Gordon Elliott

Useful bumper performer has stepped up a level in performance on latest two maiden hurdle runs, finishing second at Navan (2m, heavy) and chased home a warm favourite over 2m6f at Downpatrick on soft; clearly trip-versatile but this sharp 2m possibly not ideal; major player all the same.

5/4

2nd

1

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 160y

13:40 Downpatrick

Smooth Player

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Gordon Elliott

disputed lead, prominent from 2nd, went second 7th, led approaching last, soon pushed along, ridden and headed final 110yds, kept on, no match for winner

9/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Arctic Cosmos gelding; unraced dam out of bumper/2m hurdle winning half-sister to bumper/2m4f and 2m6f hurdle winner Mrs Wallensky and bumper winner Shannon Ros; not a bad pedigree but this is a tough ask for a newcomer.

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1st

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Limerick

Cosmo Renfro

11st 11lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Shane Nolan

prominent, lost position when pushed along after 3 out, headway and went second before 2 out, ridden to lead after last, stayed on

3/1

2nd

10

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Cosmo Renfro

10st 1lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Shane Nolan

prominent alone on inner, not fluent 5th, disputed lead before 8th, led narrowly 4 out, faced challenge but going okay 2 out, ridden after last, headed towards finish

6/1

3rd

10

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Cosmo Renfro

11st 1lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

Made the breakthrough in first-time cheekpieces over 3m at Limerick in November; holding his form well, including when second to the progressive Aodhan May (who has since completed a hat-trick) over 3m1f at Punchestown 17 days ago; strong contender.

7/2

Form: 00-600

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Poor form in five starts under Rules.

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11

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:25 Limerick

Wee Jerry

10st 6lb

J: Kevin A Murphy

T: Neill McCluskey

Is 0-18 over hurdles; tailed off over 2m at Naas last time since a pleasing run over this trip at Downpatrick; new headgear combination.

14/1

Form:

Last run: 238 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off on debut in a bumper when 40-1; off 238 days.

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12

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 50y

11:40 Down Royal

Champagnegaloppen

10st 11lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: R K Watson

Tailed off on debut in a bumper when 40-1; off 238 days.

50/1

14

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Gowran Park

Champagnegaloppen

11st 0lb

J: Eamonn Fitzgerald

T: R K Watson

By no means a bad pedigree; will probably need more time judged on a Down Royal bumper run.

50/1

11th

12

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

17:30 Down Royal

Champagnegaloppen

11st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: R K Watson

Form: 36

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off at huge prices in two starts so far; hood now tried.

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13

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 50y

11:40 Down Royal

Do As Your Told

10st 11lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: R K Watson

Tailed off at huge prices in two starts so far; hood now tried.

100/1

6th

7

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

Do As Your Told

11st 7lb

J: Miss Sioned Whittle

T: R K Watson

raced freely, prominent early, towards rear after 4f, pushed along and no impression 3f out

150/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second reserve; off the mark in a point at the third attempt last month; Rules debut.

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18

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 50y

11:40 Down Royal

Round The Square

11st 4lb

J: Mr B G Crawford

T: S R B Crawford

Second reserve; off the mark in a point at the third attempt last month; Rules debut.

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third reserve; Doyen gelding; brother to 2m3f hurdle winner Royal Mogul; dam point winner, half-sister to 2m3f-3m2f chase winner Wait No More and 2m4f hurdle/2m7f chase winner Hillary View; tongue-tie on for debut.

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12th

12

18th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:02 Gowran Park

Moonface

11st 12lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Paul W Flynn

Tailed off in three runs in maiden hurdles so far; huge ask.

200/1

7th

7

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:07 Limerick

Moonface

11st 12lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

Has finished towards the back in maidens at Naas and Punchestown, can be ruled out.

66/1

10

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Moonface

11st 4lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Paul W Flynn

No impact in two hurdle runs so far; tongue-strap left on; hard to make a case for.

150/1

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Payout
Exacta €248.00
Straight Forecast €263.70
Trifecta €1053.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Eye Van

The Irish Sun:

Smooth Player

RP Ratings (IRE):

Eye Van

POSTDATA:

Eye Van