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Harrison O’Dowd Solicitors Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5701.68
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • 18 runners
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Harrison O’Dowd Solicitors Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.60
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 2P-008 CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won from this mark over this sort of trip at Punchestown (heavy) in February; tailed off in three starts this term though; step back up in trip should suit at least.

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9th

14

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Young Dev

10st 4lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

midfield

20/1

7th

4

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Young Dev

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Rolled back the years to win over fences at Navan in February but didn't stay 4m2f last time in the Uttoxeter Midlands National; races off his last winning hurdle mark, so not ruled out.

14/1

Form: -95P34 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

All three wins came last term (two over fences); handicap hurdle win came at this venue; running well in defeat of late, including here last time but his mark looks on the high side at present.

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5th

6

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:43 Cork

Earths Furies

12st 0lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

raced in second, soon pressed leader, led narrowly 5th, mistake and headed 9th, weakened from 3 out

50/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: -63526

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden after nine starts but went close when runner-up at Clonmel in October; got outpaced when sixth at Punchestown last time but a return to more testing ground might help.

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1st

2

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

Time Marches On

11st 13lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: J Motherway

prominent, lost position after 7th, rallied after 3 out, ridden and led approaching last, kept on well run-in

12/1

8th

7

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 160y

16:20 Tramore

Time Marches On

11st 3lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: J Motherway

midfield, mistake 3rd, towards rear 5th

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £6.80

Form: 1-65

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Winner of a Gowran maiden hurdle (2m, heavy) on debut; not as good twice since but might have more to give at this sort of trip.

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17

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Backintheroom

11st 1lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

towards rear, mistake 8th, pulled up before last

20/1

8th

4

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Backintheroom

11st 10lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

Half-brother to his trainer's Pertemps winner Mrs Milner, so stamina should not be an issue; however, little of note in his form since a maiden hurdle win at Gowran on debut in March 2022; was staying on in fourth when falling at the last on his handicap chase debut in a 2m4f contest at Naas last month.

8/1

0

3

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

14:55 Navan

Backintheroom

11st 11lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

midfield

9/1

Form: 6U39-2

Last run: 86 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden hurdle at Ffos Las when trained in Britain; encouraging debut for this yard when runner-up in a handicap hurdle at Tipperary in October; entitled to come on for that and interesting if he handles conditions (all previous runs with good in the going description).

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5th

6

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Mont Saint Vincent

11st 6lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E McNamara

Won maiden hurdle at Ffos Las in April 2021; inconsistent since switching from Britain; failed to build on a promising second at Limerick when only sixth back at that venue latest; fair mark if he's on a going day.

12/1

6th

6

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Mont Saint Vincent

11st 7lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

in touch with leaders, headway after 2 out (usual 3 out), went fourth approaching last, weakened run-in

5/1

2nd

7

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Limerick

Mont Saint Vincent

11st 10lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: E McNamara

Won over 2m6f when trained in Britain; couple of fair runs over 3m last year including over C&D on heavy; shaped like he needed it after eight months off when just behind Robyndeglory at Fairyhouse.

10/1

Form: 56-453

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

0-6 but best effort came when beaten 3l in a novice hurdle at Thurles 10 days ago; that was his first go at this sort of trip and he's less exposed than most in here; should be involved.

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0

9

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

15:10 Thurles

Camino Rock

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

Some decent efforts last season including a good third in a competitive 25-runner 2m4f handicap at the Punchestown festival; beaten favourite in two maiden outings at Kilbeggan in August; trip not a problem but will need a career-best to beat previous winners.

12/1

2nd

2

25th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Camino Rock

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

Some decent efforts last season including good third in competitive 2m4f handicap at Punchestown festival; not at that level on return from a short break in 2m3f maiden here 13 days ago when over 4l off today's rival Ginnets Girl in third, looking to find trip on the short side; hasn't convinced over this trip in the past but worth another try.

11/4

Form: 619676 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

5-30 over hurdles; gained a couple of handicap hurdle wins earlier this year but has gone off the boil of late; 1lb above her last winning mark and this looks like a competitive contest.

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7th

5

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Curragh

Gotthenod

12st 4lb

J: Fergus Lawlor

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Six-time hurdle winner at a modest level; unlikely to match some of these on the Flat.

25/1

9th

2

8th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:30 Roscommon

Gotthenod

12st 0lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

led, hit 3rd, joined 10th, lost position 3 out, switched left 2 out, weakened approaching last

9/1

6th

2

9th Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 88y

16:55 Sligo

Gotthenod

11st 13lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

prominent

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6P7621

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Built on his maiden hurdle form when bolting up on handicap debut at Tramore earlier this month; 9lb rise looks on the lenient side and there may be more to come over this longer trip; plenty to like about his claims.

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1st

7

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

18:07 Ballinrobe

Cheerful Chap

10st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

made all, not fluent last, ridden and 2 lengths ahead run-in, faced challenge final strides, just held on

7/2

Form: 045-18 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the 15th attempt in a handicap hurdle at Galway (3m, soft to heavy) in October; beaten 8l when 11-4 subsequently and needs a career best to defy this mark.

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4th

6

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

18:10 Uttoxeter

Royal Rhythm

11st 4lb

J: Benjamin Macey

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders

8/1

2nd

3

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:07 Fontwell

Royal Rhythm

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders, headway before 4 out, went second before 3 out, weakened from 2 out

100/30

Form: 6133-0

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Winner on handicap debut from 12lb lower in February and ran well in defeat in two subsequent efforts from higher marks last term; detached throughout on seasonal reappearance and finished tailed off; needs to leave that behind; signs in his pedigree that this new trip could be up his street.

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2nd

1

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 76y

17:45 Clonmel

The Niffler

12st 5lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Struggled last season and similar story this season before winning at Naas on Tuesday; will carry a 7lb penalty for that and not sure to appreciate the drop to this trip if turned out again quickly.

4/1

Form: /21-U7 C

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Course winner on his final start of last season on testing ground; hasn't take to fences in two starts this term but he's interesting back here reverting to hurdles; up 7lb for last season's win.

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9th

7

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Native Gold

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Edward Cawley

prominent, soon went second, mistake 2 out, weakened approaching last

7/1

4th

9

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Navan

Native Gold

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Edward Cawley

in touch with leaders, prominent halfway

20/1

Form: 550-69 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden hurdle over C&D in March 2021; didn't really take to fences last season and has been a fair way below his best in two runs back over hurdles this term; becoming well treated on old form; needs first-time blinkers to spark a revival.

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5th

1

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

15:55 Killarney

Mercury Lane

11st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

in touch with leaders

18/1

8th

14

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 7f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Mercury Lane

10st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Beaten only a neck over 2m4f at Wexford; not certain to cope with rise in class; trip could be a problem judged on past efforts over 3m.

9/1

Form: 5/U7U0 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back in 2020 including a Listed novice hurdle; really struggled in five runs for this yard though and tailed off again last time; blinkers now tried.

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6

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Formal Order

11st 10lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Won back-to-back in 2020 including a Listed novice hurdle; really struggled in five runs for this yard though and tailed off again last time; blinkers now tried.

20/1

11th

3

19th Dec 2022

Frozen

2m 7f 100y

13:10 Punchestown

Formal Order

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Ross O’Sullivan

midfield

25/1

Form: 2-7415

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Didn't need to improve to win a maiden hurdle at Sligo in October; tailed off in a novice hurdle at Thurles last time and he seems to be on a stiff mark for what he's achieved so far.

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7

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Suain Na Draoicht

11st 7lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

pulled up last, dismounted

20/1

5th

4

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 13y

13:35 Thurles

Suain Na Draoicht

11st 10lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Stayed on strongly to win an ordinary maiden hurdle at Sligo last month; more needed here but stamina looks his forte and should be coming home well.

14/1

1st

6

21st Oct 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 90y

16:10 Sligo

Suain Na Draoicht

11st 4lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

raced wide, pressed leader, awkward jump 7th, led after 3 out, pushed along approaching last, ridden when faced challenge run-in, kept on strongly

6/4

Form: 34-F6

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Promising Rules debut when third of eight in a maiden hurdle over C&D but hasn't really built on that; step back up in trip on testing ground might help and first-time cheekpieces go on for his handicap debut here; respected.

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10th

6

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

15:10 Limerick

Winter Carnival

11st 7lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: John Neilan

prominent

14/1

4th

9

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Winter Carnival

11st 7lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: John Neilan

Poor handicap form since returning from a very brief spell chasing; makes no appeal.

25/1

Form: 200-05 D BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Losing run since November 2020; has really struggled on last couple of hurdle outings and beaten 24l when 4-1 favourite over fences last time; bit to prove now and still above his winning mark.

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16

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Exciting Oscar

10st 5lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Denis Ahern

Losing run since November 2020; has really struggled on last couple of hurdle outings and beaten 24l when 4-1 favourite over fences last time; bit to prove now and still above his winning mark.

14/1

5th

1

29th Nov 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 150y

12:15 Punchestown

Exciting Oscar

12st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Denis Ahern

Course 3m handicap hurdle winner in 2020; may have needed his recent hurdles run at this track and could be given some sort of chance on his second placing at Fairyhouse in January.

10/1

10th

11

19th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 120y

15:23 Punchestown

Exciting Oscar

11st 0lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Denis Ahern

midfield

20/1

Form: 09353R BF

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Point winner; beaten favourite on chase debut last time (didn't jump well); 3lb out the handicap back over hurdles and best watched.

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3

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell

Camillas Choice

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gary Hanmer

Was quite exposed in Ireland but she was off the mark on second start for this yard, at Bangor in August (2m7f, good); has not fared as well in two runs on good to soft since, though, and nothing in her rules record as yet to suggest this slower ground will suit.

14/1

Form: 835-84

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

First reserve; promising placed effort on handicap debut at this venue but well held in three subsequent runs.

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16

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Getaway Abbey

11st 2lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Shane Patrick O’Brien

towards rear

25/1

11th

10

22nd Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 100y

16:00 Punchestown

Getaway Abbey

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Shane Patrick O’Brien

led, headed 2nd, led again after 3 out, headed and weakened before 2 out

33/1

19

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Getaway Abbey

10st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Shane Patrick O’Brien

First reserve; promising placed effort on handicap debut at this venue but well held in three subsequent runs.

Form: 30-P9P

Last run: 211 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; 15-race maiden; poor form when last seen and 8lb wrong here; non-runner Limerick 2.04 Tuesday.

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7

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 6f 169y

20:30 Clonmel

Cornhill Lass

11st 0lb

J: Richard Condon

T: E Sheehy

towards rear, mistake 4th, detached 8th, jumped left 9th, pulled up before 5 out

25/1

9th

11

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Cornhill Lass

10st 6lb

J: Alan King

T: J G Murray

Showed some ability for Tom Mullins without winning; impossible to fancy on current form; pulled-up in two outings this month, and in two of her three 2022 appearances.

50/1

8

7th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:37 Cork

Cornhill Lass

11st 5lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: J G Murray

Showed some ability without winning for Tom Mullins but has shown nothing for some time; makes little appeal.

66/1

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Payout
Exacta €992.00
Straight Forecast €685.10
Tricast €3750.70
Trifecta €4343.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Cheerful Chap

TOPSPEED:

Camino Rock

The Irish Sun:

Mont Saint Vincent

POSTDATA:

Royal Rhythm

RP Ratings (IRE):

Cheerful Chap