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12:35 Leopardstown

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Pigsback.com Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7436.97
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Pigsback.com Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.60
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 2/1U

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed promise in a Fairyhouse bumper on debut in 2020; produced in good shape to win a Wexford bumper in October after a long layoff; 100-30 second favourite when unseated at first on hurdling debut at Fairyhouse; probably greater depth in this race.

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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

11/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 341-4

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

25-1 Punchestown bumper winner in April on his third racecourse start; up in trip now after fourth behind a Willie Muillins-trained odds-on chance in a 25-runner maiden hurdle over 2m at Naas; open to improvement.

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3rd

3

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

14:45 Cheltenham

Tag Man

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Took seven attempts to get off the mark over hurdles but bumped into some good horses before last month's comfortable success at Listowel (2m4f, yielding to soft); hold each-way claims at least here.

7/2

3/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 1

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Cost 200,000GBP in April after winning a Quakerstown point for John Costello; odds-on for emphatic Fairyhouse bumper win on stable debut; strong chance.

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7th

11

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Search For Glory

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Second-season novice who ran in this last year, pulling up at 33-1; has managed to win three times this campaign (including two 3m Grade 3s on deep ground) but there's no convincing evidence that he's a whole lot better than he was 12 months ago; the cheekpieces that have worked well in last three runs are replaced with blinkers (tongue tied for last six runs).

25/1

1st

1

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

14:20 Clonmel

Search For Glory

11st 6lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped left on occasions, raced lazily at times, led at slow pace, slow jump then reminder 4th, mistake 2 out (usual 3 out), increased tempo when shaken up before last, good jump when clear last, stayed on

5/2

Form: 15-2 C BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

2m4f course bumper winner on debut a year ago; fifth behind stablemate Facile Vega in a Grade 2 contest here in February; 2m probably too sharp when second on hurdling debut at Cork; winner Itswhatunitesus has won again since and looks a useful yardstick; however, Paul Townend prefers Madmansgame.

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2

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 213y

18:00 Punchestown

Embassy Gardens

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Very disappointing in novice hurdle at this meeting last year but reappeared to win first two starts over fences, over C&D and then 10l defeat of Sandor Clegane in Grade 3 at Naas; no chance with runaway winner Corbetts Cross after blunder two from home in 3m6f National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham (irregular heartbeat post-race) but remains a leading player on his best form.

7/2

2nd

2

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 201y

Class 1

17:30 Cheltenham

Embassy Gardens

11st 7lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

held up in rear, mistake 3rd, mistake 15th, headway when not fluent 3 out, went second and 1 length down when bad mistake 2 out, soon no chance with winner, kept on run-in

9/4

1st

4

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

14:45 Naas

Embassy Gardens

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced wide, raced in second, smooth headway towards near side after 2 out, led last, shaken up and went clear run-in, easily

15/8

Form: 105-

Last run: 246 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Debut point winner for leading producer Donnchadh Doyle at Boulta just over a year ago; bought for 250,000Gns and won a Navan bumper on first start for Willie Mullins; aimed high in Cheltenham/Punchestown Grade 1 events won by stablemate Facile Vega; tongue-tie fitted, Paul Townend picks him over a race-fit runner with hurdling experience.

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5th

8

29th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Madmansgame

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

prominent, mistake 1st

7/4

Form: 6/8

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Experienced 78-rated maiden on Flat, second on three occasions; will probably need to get a handicap mark to judge from his first two runs over hurdles.

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5th

2

(3)

23rd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 4f 100y

19:15 Gowran Park

Away To Sea

9st 9lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

Several good efforts at Killarney in 2021 and 2022, including second place in a 1m6f premier handicap; also ran well at over 2m1f at that venue on the first of two starts last season; not seen since unplaced run at Listowel last June; could be one for Killarney next month.

6/1

7th

1

(3)

4th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

15:07 Listowel

Away To Sea

10st 5lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

took keen hold, prominent, soon in touch with leaders

13/2

3rd

3

(4)

16th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 182y

19:35 Killarney

Away To Sea

10st 0lb

J: Tom Kiely Marshall

T: Joseph G Murphy

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders after 4f, went second 6f out, led over 3f out, ridden when headed and lost two places over 1f out, kept on, no match for first two

13/2

Form:

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No encouragement from his two runs in points; 33-1 when in rear on hurdling debut at Gowran last month.

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19th

2

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

American Money

11st 5lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

prominent, led before 1st

14/1

1st

12

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

American Money

10st 11lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

jumped right on occasions

8/1

Form: 66

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Placed in a maiden point; very remote sixth on hurdling debut at Fairyhouse last week; safe to rule out.

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14th

15

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

15:43 Cork

Jollie Cosmos

11st 2lb

J: Miss P Elvin

T: P J Rothwell

Nothing yet in maidens and seems best watched on handicap debut with yard having a seemingly stronger contender in Georgie's Gal.

33/1

7th

11

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 100y

15:45 Navan

Jollie Cosmos

11st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Placed in a point-to-point; no sign yet of winning potential in three runs over hurdles.

50/1

12th

21

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Jollie Cosmos

11st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Well beaten in a bumper and a pair of maiden hurdles; nothing to recommend.

66/1

Form: 23 BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Definite promise when second over 2m at Wexford on sole hurdles start, beaten favourite in a Clonmel bumper on latest; others preferred.

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1st

1

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Transmission

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear, not fluent 5th, pushed along and headway after 3 out, raced wide home turn, ridden to lead last, went clear run-in

8/1

8th

12

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Transmission

11st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Ex-Irish gelding who has had four runs for current yard; overcame a serious blunder to beat Hititi at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) before coming back down to earth at Sandown when only fifth behind Saint Davy (on good to soft); has the same mark here but getting back in the mud won't do him any harm.

16/1

5th

10

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

15:10 Sandown

Transmission

10st 10lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Has Cheltenham 3m Grade 1 novice entry; formerly with Colm Murphy in Ireland; placed on first two starts for Neil Mulholland, before off the mark in eight-runner handicap at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) four weeks ago, in clearcut style in the end after Joe Anderson had performed wonders to climb back in the saddle following a bad blunder at the sixth flight; up 6lb but the horse, as well as his jockey, left a favourable impression last time.

7/1

Form: 20-78

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Has failed to build on a debut second in a bumper at Cork early last season; needs to jump better than on her first attempt at Fairyhouse.

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6th

4

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:45 Down Royal

Skinnider

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Martin Hassett

Won at Cork last April off 7lb lower but has been below that level last twice and needs to return to her best.

11/1

8th

29

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Skinnider

10st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Martin Hassett

midfield

6th

8

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

14:45 Cork

Skinnider

10st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Martin Hassett

Big price when beating today's rival McGrath From Clune over C&D in April; showed that was not a fluke whn third over 2m4f here in May; absent since then.

8/1

Form: 8/F2-

Last run: 297 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Keeping on when falling at the second-last in a 2m Limerick maiden a year ago on only hurdles start; has an edge over Monty's Star on course bumper running in March, but not seen since then.

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4th

5

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Golden Wonders

12st 0lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Martin Brassil

Showed ability when runner-up in a Leopardstown bumper almost a year ago but was tailed-off in a Leopardstown maiden hurdle at Christmas; has to improve on his best form.

22/1

11th

6

29th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Golden Wonders

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

prominent, not fluent 1st

12/1

9

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

19:45 Punchestown

Golden Wonders

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Martin Brassil

8/1

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Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Five-time Flat winner, three of those wins gained in Britain in 2019 but still has ability judged on 1m4f handicap win at Bellewstown in September; may need better ground, lacks jumping experience.

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5th

2

(2)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Bring Us Paradise

10st 1lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Won over C&D last year; fourth off 7lb higher mark here in March but needs to bounce back to form.

25/1

Form: 4-

Last run: 297 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Twice runner-up in points, 2m looked inadequate on only bumper start; should improve at this distance, but yard's second-string.

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2nd

3

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 213y

18:00 Punchestown

Montys Star

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Half-brother to Monalee has not surprisingly taken well to chasing, jumping well for C&D beginners win (over Three Card Brag) on New Year's Eve and better again when second to Fact To File in Brown Advisory at Cheltenham under a positive ride (Sandor Clegane fourth); major contender.

15/8

4

13th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Montys Star

11st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Lightly raced sort who took a big step forward to comfortably account for the smart Three Card Brag at Punchestown in December (3m, heavy); jumped and travelled superbly that day and both his connections and pedigree (half-brother Monalee was fourth in the 2020 Gold Cup) suggest he will keep improving as a staying chaser; major player.

6/1

1st

5

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 173y

12:45 Punchestown

Montys Star

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

jumped well, raced in second, joined leader 4th, clear with one other before 9th, joined leader going best after 3 out

11/8

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Non-runners

Cardamon Hill, Monty's Star

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Payout
Exacta €307.00
Straight Forecast €287.60
Trifecta €1827.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Embassy Gardens

SPOTLIGHT:

Madmansgame

TOPSPEED:

Transmission

The Irish Sun:

Good Land

POSTDATA:

Embassy Gardens