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13:10 Leopardstown

Soft

Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £24789.92
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • 28 runners
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Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier)

Runners: 29 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.10
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 6-5421

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner at Clonmel in March for Eugene O'Sullivan, and some decent runs after; just failed to land a gamble on debut for this yard at Punchestown; took a big rise in the ratings for subsequent short-priced Navan win; youngster has potential for further progress, and appeals most of stable's ten runners.

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1st

2

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Maxxum

11st 11lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, led narrowly from 5 out, not fluent 3 out, went clear going best before last, ridden and reduced lead run-in, always doing enough

14/1

5

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 45y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Maxxum

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

led on inner, not fluent 4th, briefly headed after 4th, not fluent 5th, faced challenges when not fluent then stumbled and fell 2 out

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 1702-1 C

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Smart bumper horse and Grade 2 novice hurdle winner over 2m7f at Limerick last Christmas; ended his time with Joseph O'Brien with a good run in a staying handicap at Fairyhouse in April (Hemlock third); started well for Elliott team when landing the odds in a 2m4f conditions race at Fairyhouse.

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2nd

5

28th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Eric Bloodaxe

11st 8lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, mistake 3 out, pushed along to lead after 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, soon no chance with winner, ridden out run-in, stumbled run-in, just held second

8/1

20/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 19P-40 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

2m4f winner here last Christmas and C&D winner off 9lb lower in February; running on the Flat and over fences since September; others preferred.

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15

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Good Time Jonny

10st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

held up in rear, pulled up after 18th

10/1

3rd

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 88y

16:25 Fairyhouse

Good Time Jonny

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

held up in rear, went modest third after 2nd, no extra from 3 out

5/2

13/2

  • Place: £2.90

Form: -3U122 D

Last run: 98 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Backed up an easy Wexford maiden win with fine second in a Galway handicap; again took second at Listowel; likely to make a bold bid to go one better now, since he needs to win in order to have a shot at making the line-up for the Final.

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2nd

5

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Perceval Legallois

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

soon led

4/1

23

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Perceval Legallois

10st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a very competitive handicap hurdle over 3m at this meeting last year; jumped soundly when winning on his chase debut at Galway in October but confidence seemed to suffer after a fall at Cork the following month when jumping very poorly in the Drinmore at Fairyhouse; 3lb wrong here means he is effectively running off his hurdles mark and he can get involved with better jumping.

10/1

5th

4

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Perceval Legallois

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a valuable 3m handicap hurdle at Leopardstown in February, earning promotion to 135; jumped well and won easily on his chasing debut at Galway, though the runner-up suffered bad interference mid-race; in touch with the leaders when falling three out in Grade 3 Cork event won by shorter-priced stablemate Letsbeclearaboutit.

12/1

Form: 00653- CD

Last run: 244 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

C&D handicap hurdle winner in February 2021, last four runs on the Flat, featuring 2m Curragh win and second in the big amateur handicap at the Galway festival; respected as sole runner here for the champion trainer.

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2nd

2

(6)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:45 Curragh

Maze Runner

10st 0lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: W P Mullins

midfield

4/1

0

11

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 108y

14:30 Galway

Maze Runner

11st 1lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

Acts well around here; got no real run in the amateur handicap here on Monday; stays 3m and capable of getting into it at his best.

16/1

10th

8

(14)

31st Jul 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

18:40 Galway

Maze Runner

11st 10lb

J: Mr C Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Second in this race last year; not a bad return to action in a 1m4f premier handicap at the Curragh on Derby weekend; 3lb higher than last year and could well be worth a market watch.

33/1

Form: 42-421 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Despite an untidy round of jumping made all for a very easy maiden win over 2m7f at Thurles; needs to jump more fluently but makes some appeal as a progressive young mare.

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1st

6

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 65y

13:30 Fairyhouse

Sainte Dona

11st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

made all, soon clear, going best after 3 out, reminder home turn, not fluent 2 out, steadied last, easily

5/2

2nd

5

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

13:27 Limerick

Sainte Dona

10st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

Way below her best when poor at Cork; former wide margin winner over hurdles at Thurles and showed enough on her two previous starts at Cork to suggest she can hold her own as a Chaser, but a bit to prove now and a claim of the final step on the podium here would probably be a good result.

20/1

6th

7

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:20 Cork

Sainte Dona

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Thomas Cooper

raced in third, jumped left and slow jump 3rd

8/1

Form: 0/7-34

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Ran well in the qualifier at Punchestown on latest; closely matched with Lord Erskine on that running; 1-17 record over hurdles is a negative.

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7th

8

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 180y

15:32 Clonmel

Takarengo

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

1-26 record over hurdles; fair placed form over fences this season gives him claims of sorts but likely to find a couple too good.

8/1

5th

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

12:45 Punchestown

Takarengo

11st 13lb

J: Mr C Mullins

T: Thomas Mullins

1-25 record over hurdles is an ongoing negative; fair placed form over fences lately, in defiance of his tendency to make mistakes; made little impression over hurdles at Cheltenham nine days ago.

10/1

8

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Takarengo

11st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Did well to remain competitive in his recent handicap chases at Galway (2m6f) considering the mistakes he made; seems more effective over hurdles but he's hard to win with (1-24 in this discipline).

20/1

Form: 70-238 BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Record of 1-11 over hurdles; beaten favourite on last two starts, including the equivalent Punchestown race; first-time blinkers may help but others seem more reliable.

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9th

15

28th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 200y

16:17 Galway

Coventry

10st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Peter Fahey

Sole win over hurdles came in a Navan 4yo maiden; some decent runs in defeat after for former trainers but regressive this year and hard to fancy from 5lb out of handicap.

20/1

8th

1

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Coventry

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Peter Fahey

Sole win over hurdles came in a Navan maiden in March 2021; some decent runs in defeat after for former trainers but regressive this year and beaten 22l on stable debut at Galway.

16/1

Form: 85-132

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Respectable eighth in last season's Champion Bumper following Naas win; useful novice form this season; no match for the smart Hermes Allen in a Grade 2 event at Cheltenham last time; potentially one of the more progressive of the Elliott runners.

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9th

10

28th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Music Drive

11st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear of midfield

12/1

2nd

5

11th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Music Drive

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Respectable eighth here in last season's Champion Bumper; justified favouritism at Galway (2m3f, soft) on the switch to hurdles, then made a final-flight mistake on his way to finishing a clear third at this venue (2m4f, good; kept on well) later in October; combination of 2m5f trip and first-time cheekpieces may eke out more from him; in the mix.

11/2

Form: 213159

Last run: 88 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Has won over a longer trip than this; however, twice unplaced off this mark since that good-ground Ballinrobe successs in August.

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16th

24

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Noble Birth

10st 3lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Tongue tied for new yard this term; raced a bit freely up front in cheekpieces (dispensed with since) in November on sole run here; stays 3m but everything really clicked when he took the Naas qualifier (2m7f, soft) 18 days ago from Cleatus Poolaw; his revised mark demands a fair bit more.

20/1

1st

15

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Noble Birth

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: E McNamara

Two wins for Gordon Elliott; a couple of good runs at Ayr and Cheltenham in November; soundly beaten at Musselburgh last time; 2lb wrong and others preferred.

25/1

9th

12

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Noble Birth

10st 6lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Tongue tied for new yard this term and back-to-form second at Ayr (3m) on second occasion, when he seemed in charge at the final flight; raced a bit freely up front in first-time cheekpieces (dispensed with today) at Cheltenham two weeks later but not disgraced; peak efforts on good or good to soft; place chance.

12/1

Form: 4-FF92

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Grade 1 placed as a novice hurdler; went very close over 2m4f at Naas last time, and might have won with a better jump at the second-last where he lost momentum; unknown quantity over this trip.

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No Results Found

Form: 030-52

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Added two Flat wins to his record this year, including 1m6f handicap at the Listowel festival; made a bright return to hurdling when fifth in the Punchestown qualifier; improved on that when second at Navan a week later; could play a leading part now.

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7th

20

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Lord Erskine

10st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: H Rogers

Veteran with 11 wins, including very valuable 2m Leopardstown handicap hurdle in February off 120; out of depth when never sighted in Listed Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan on Saturday but can't be ruled out back at this level.

16/1

6th

4

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:00 Navan

Lord Erskine

9st 6lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: H Rogers

Veteran with 11 wins to his credit, including the Irish Cesarewitch when it was run here in 2017; showed his well-being when winning an ultra-competitive Listed handicap hurdle at Leopardstown in February; has a mountain to climb in this class of race though.

66/1

1st

21

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

Lord Erskine

10st 1lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: H Rogers

Won a valuable Flat handicap at the Curragh in September and carried that form over to hurdling; went closest when second to Harvard Guy over 2m4f at Navan but well below that form against the same rival two weeks ago; strong pace will suit and could go well at a big price.

33/1

Form: 12-884

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner; successful on over 2m6f at Galway last year; fair effort over the same trip at Navan last month, but has a bit to find with Lord Erskine on that evidence.

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4

5th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Wexford

Jiving Jerry

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: James M Barcoe

chased clear leader

14/1

5th

11

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 23y

14:45 Fairyhouse

Jiving Jerry

10st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: James M Barcoe

Career best came on soft ground over 2m6f but has run with credit over this trip including when beaten roughly 6l in a competitive contest at Navan last month; while 2lb lower here, he might want a bit more cut in the ground, particularly over this distance.

16/1

5th

14

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:07 Navan

Jiving Jerry

10st 0lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: James M Barcoe

One of his better recent efforts when fourth behind Lucky Max a fortnight ago but 2lb wrong for this assignment.

33/1

Form: 513-52

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

2021 Chester Cup winner, five-time Flat winner in all; 1-5 over hurdles, win gained over 2m7f at Thurles last season; ran creditably in valuable staying handicaps on Flat this year and took advantage of race conditions to win 1m4f Curragh race; step up in trip will suit after 2m Punchestown run.

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7th

1

(15)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Falcon Eight

9st 12lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: D K Weld

First, fifth and 15th in the last three Chester Cups, all from well off the pace but never going well last year; ended last year with close second to Magellan Strait in Irish Cesarewitch before winning a Group 3; well held in French Listed race on return; has to be in serious calculations back here but it's likely that others are better handicapped.

20/1

1st

1

(1)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Falcon Eight

9st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

prominent on inner, pushed along and went second over 2f out, ridden to lead up the centre under 2f out, clear inside final furlong, kept on well

7/4

2nd

3

(9)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Falcon Eight

10st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: D K Weld

midfield, headway 2f out, keeping on when short of room and switched left inside final furlong, ran on well and went second post

33/1

Form: 60-935

Last run: 88 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Ran poorly over fences on stable debut, previously third behind Noble Birth at Ballinrobe; not one of the trainer's stronger contenders.

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12th

7

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Slige Dala

11st 11lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Patrick T Foley

Bumper winner and dual hurdles winner; 0-10 chasing, one of his better efforts when fourth in 2m6f Galway handicap in September; pulled up at Clonmel in October; did not jump well when last of eight finishers here last time Toofareastiswest second then.

16/1

8th

3

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Slige Dala

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick T Foley

Bumper winner and dual hurdles winner is 0-9 chasing, one of his better efforts when fourth in 2m6f Galway handicap in September; pulled up at Clonmel five weeks ago; fair chance of making the frame if restored to form.

10/1

0

1

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 156y

16:55 Clonmel

Slige Dala

12st 0lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Patrick T Foley

Bumper winner and dual hurdles winner is 0-8 chasing, one of his better efforts when fourth in 2m6f Galway handicap on latest; drops in grade and not one to rule out.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: F-92F3 BF

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Seven-time winner, including two over hurdles; scored on the Flat over the summer before running a fine race in the Kerry National when falling at the last; has left Emmet Mullins since a beaten favourite in a conditions hurdle at Thurles in October; 151-rated chaser is 10lb lower over hurdles but has a big burden.

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18

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Cape Gentleman

10st 8lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Initial promise as a novice (October 2021) has not been fulfilled; probably best run since when staying on in the 3m Kerry National last September only to fall at the last; unraced beyond that distance; changed hands and left Emmet Mullins before penultimate start; latest was a step back in the right direction but he has a lot to prove.

100/1

4th

1

8th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 7f 124y

13:45 Fairyhouse

Cape Gentleman

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Seven-time winner, including twice fences; scored on the Flat last summer; left Emmet Mullins after a hurdles run at Thurles in October; down the field in the Pertemps qualifier at Leopardstown on first start for this stable; form has become erratic but merits respect in this company.

11/2

16/1

Form: 2P-222 BF

Last run: 138 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Chase form in the first half of the season included a second placing in the Midland National Chase at Kilbeggan; ran off 134 then; has a solid hurdles record and could go well off her 126 mark here.

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11th

5

12th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 52y

17:13 Roscommon

Popong

11st 2lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Below form over hurdles the last twice but she was runner-up in this 12 months ago off 2lb higher and might be interesting if the new headgear provides a lift.

10/1

10th

3

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

18:25 Killarney

Popong

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Beaten a long way out at Leopardstown when last seen and has been off another five months; probably needs a bit further than this these days.

22/1

17th

13

28th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Popong

10st 11lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield

16/1

40/1

Form: /P08-0

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Struggled over hurdles at Haydock in November, two fair placed efforts at Dundalk recently; probably not one of the stable's main hopes here.

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1st

1

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

16:25 Plumpton

Tronador

12st 2lb

J: Lewis Saunders

T: Olly Murphy

didn't always jump with fluency, raced in fourth, dropped to last after 3rd, niggled along after 4 out

10/1

20

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Tronador

10st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Won this race in 2021 and 21l eighth in 2022; some good form on the Flat and over hurdles last summer but he wasn't at his best over hurdles or fences in the autumn and has been absent since; others are more compelling.

50/1

5th

6

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 120y

15:12 Down Royal

Tronador

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Has been mixing hurdling with Flat action; fair third in a Bellewstown handicap hurdle in July and then placed in a staying handicap on the Flat at Goodwood; makes chasing debut after failure in a valuable handicap hurdle at Chepstow last month; would get 17lb from stablemate Find A Fifty over hurdles.

12/1

Form: 9-4236 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

A long time since the most recent of his fur wins over hurdles; unplaced over fences in Cork National last time; fair run in a 3m handicap hurdle prior to that, but this is more competitive.

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19th

22

28th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Dromore Lad

10st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: James Andrew Fahey

midfield

40/1

6th

15

6th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:13 Cork

Dromore Lad

10st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: James Andrew Fahey

Romped home off 5lb higher mark in this race two years ago, his only chase win to date; has been running quite well for new yard this year including when third over hurdles at Gowran last month, which was clearly a prep for this; 2lb wrong but more importantly a feather-weight on his back which could be crucial.

7/1

Form: 62-2P9

Last run: 151 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles at the 2019 Galway festival; two chase wins last season; close second in a 3m handicap hurdle at Aintree in the spring before chasing home Rock Road in the Mayo National; lame when pulled-up in the Midlands National at Kilbeggan, below best at Galway and absent since; may need this.

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10th

7

8th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:40 Kelso

Ilikedwayurthinkin

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Very useful hurdler/chaser in his prime but he struggled in final few starts in Ireland and it's been the same story so far for this yard; mark continues to fall but this 10yo needs a major revival back up in trip.

25/1

7th

9

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:42 Wetherby

Ilikedwayurthinkin

11st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Continues to drop down the weights and he's one to watch in the betting, but this 10yo struggled on his final three runs in Ireland and it's been the same story on his four starts for this yard.

50/1

Form: 1P-47

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won a 2m4f Navan maiden hurdle on debut in January, beating today's rival Hemlock; lightly-raced sort, needs to show improvement from his first handicap at Punchestown when Takarengo and Lord Erskine finished in front of him.

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Verdict Starting price

8

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 155y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Jaycean

11st 3lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, in touch with leaders when ridden but weakened quickly after 3 out, dropped to rear when pulled up before 2 out

20/1

5th

1

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 49y

16:15 Thurles

Jaycean

11st 5lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Maiden hurdle winner last season was keeping on over this trip at Musselburgh last time when falling heavily at the last, his second consecutive departure; could still have more to offer if his confidence isn't too damaged.

16/1

6

5th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

14:55 Musselburgh

Jaycean

11st 6lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear

10/1

Form: 481-59 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Gained a first win since 2018 at last season's Punchestown festival; deserved that having run well in defeat several times; should be sharper for last month's Naas run, but could manage only fourth when favourite for this race last year and is 4lb higher now.

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Verdict Starting price

19th

1

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

A Great View

12st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Denis W Cullen

held up in rear, pushed along before 5th

16/1

Form: 2171-

Last run: 337 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Won twice last season; appreciated the step up in trip when getting off the mark over 2m4f at Wexford on heavy ground; absent since a 2m novice win in January, stable appears to have stronger staying candidates.

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9

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Rodaniche

11st 8lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Struggled last season and same story on both outings this term, blinkers tried now; trainer appears to have stronger candidates

20/1

0

10

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Navan

Rodaniche

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

never better than midfield, mistake 5th

33/1

8th

5

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 15y

14:45 Punchestown

Rodaniche

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Maiden hurdle winner on heavy but struggled in handicaps last season; absent since February and questions to answer on return.

12/1

Form: D42253-

Last run: 256 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Won a summer bumper at Perth last year for Robert Widger; second in a couple of maiden hurdles at Navan before out of his depth in the Ballymore; stayed well when third on handicap debut at Fairyhouse in April (Eric Bloodaxe, runner-up); lacks a recent run.

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Verdict Starting price

4

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

14:35 Musselburgh

Hemlock

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

in touch with leaders on inner

9/4

3rd

4

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:32 Navan

Hemlock

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Won a summer bumper at Perth in 2021 for Robert Widger; second in a couple of maiden hurdles at this venue (including the corresponding race) before out of his depth in the Ballymore; stayed well when third on handicap debut at Fairyhouse in April; struggled in a Pertemps qualifier on reappearance; place claims on last season's form.

9/2

15

28th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Hemlock

10st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

in touch with leaders

20/1

Form: 4337-6 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Ran in cross-country chases last season, unplaced over an inadequate trip on latest; hard to make a case for him.

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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: /FPB3-

Last run: 255 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

2021 Grand National winner; failed to complete on his first three outings last season, including when brought down at Valentine's when bidding for Aintree repeat; moderate third in a Cork Grade 3 event in April; now given first hurdles start in almost four years; 29lb lower in this spehre, fascinating entrant but is best watched on return.

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2

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 37y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Minella Times

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Henry De Bromhead

Has produced no effort of note since winning the Grand National two seasons ago, latterly back over hurdles in a Pertemps Qualifier at Leopardstown; this different test might float his boat but he's riddled with risks right now.

9/1

19

28th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Minella Times

10st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

towards rear, hampered by faller 4 out

16/1

3rd

5

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:30 Cork

Minella Times

11st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

5/2

Form: 0-8U08

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Best form at Navan; has been out of form since finishing a creditable third in this event 12 months ago.

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5th

13

(10)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 5f 29y

15:25 Sligo

Futurum Regem

8st 12lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

0-21 on the Flat but runner-up when last seen on the level; pulled up over hurdles since; off 218 days and others preferred on return.

8/1

0

5

30th Sep 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Gowran Park

Futurum Regem

10st 3lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

Losing run since 2021 but was runner-up from a basement mark on the Flat earlier in the month; seemed on a stiff mark in this sphere last year and his wins have come on quicker ground.

14/1

Form: 640-54 BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Beaten favourite when fourth over 2m4f at Fairyhouse; 6lb out of the handicap; reserve.

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0

2

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

11:45 Aintree

Hardy Bloke

11st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

raced in fourth, lost touch from 10th, pulled up before 13th

10/1

4th

4

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 127y

Class 2

13:50 Haydock

Hardy Bloke

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

in rear, not fluent 1st, in touch with leaders when mistake 7th, not fluent 9th, outpaced after 5 out, kept on but no impression

50/1

1

20th May 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 50y

16:35 Wexford

Hardy Bloke

12st 0lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

raced in second, slow jump 1st, slow jump 2nd, mistake 9th

9/2

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Music Drive

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Coventry

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