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14:55 Leopardstown

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I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Novice Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £12394.96
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 16 runners
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I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Novice Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.80
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 1-4456

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Long-priced Punchestown bumper winner in April; has picked up enough hurdling experience to be considered a live possibility in his first handicap; market moves may confirm an impression he is ready to strike.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

16th

21

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Green Glory

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: C Byrnes

Justified favouritism in a Leopardstown handicap in December; last of four finishers in the 20-runner Lanzarote on very testing ground when last seen 105 days ago; effectively 5lb lower here (1lb wrong at weights) and there's potential for more to come on just his third handicap start.

10/1

4th

16

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton

Green Glory

10st 8lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Unexposed contender who represents a very shrewd Irish trainer; justified favouritism with 1l success under Philip Byrnes at Leopardstown (2m4f, soft) last month when making handicap debut; should be capable of further progress; has to be feared.

4/1

1st

10

29th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Green Glory

10st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

towards rear, bit short of room soon after start

3/1

OUR TIP

10/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 8-1 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Second in a point, unplaced in a bumper; goes straight into handicap company with what seems a high rating after beating the well-exposed Kilbree Warrior in a maiden at Navan in November.

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15

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Spirit Of Legend

10st 4lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Henry De Bromhead

Ran in two strong beginners' chases; jumping was ragged when tailed off fourth of five behind Fact To File at Leopardstown; fell four out at Navan on handicap debut; tongue-tie for the first time.

20/1

0

5

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:00 Naas

Spirit Of Legend

11st 9lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

towards rear, headway and went fourth 5 out, fell 4 out

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 215F51

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Showed a fair standard of form in bumpers, highlighted by a front-running win at Tipperary in July; opened her hurdles account at the fourth attempt, seeing out the trip well in a 2m5f maiden at Tramore; this may prove too competitive on handicap debut.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

10

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Gaoth Chuil

11st 4lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: T M Walsh

towards rear

14/1

1st

13

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

15:00 Leopardstown

Gaoth Chuil

10st 4lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: T M Walsh

Won a mares' handicap hurdle from a stone lower here towards the end of last season and has hit the crossbar in two runs this term; creeping up the handicap but should go well again.

17/2

Form: 7403-0

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in maiden hurdles last year and ran creditably when third on his handicap hurdle debut at Naas in January; entitled to need the race at Navan last month; should be much sharper now, and addition of tongue-tie could help.

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17

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Neveradullmoment

10st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: J P Dempsey

in rear

12/1

5th

3

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

15:55 Fairyhouse

Neveradullmoment

11st 4lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: J P Dempsey

midfield early, dropped to rear after 11th, headway after 4 out, no extra after 2 out, no impression when not fluent last

3/1

Form: 0426P-

Last run: 243 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner in 2019; highly tried over hurdles at times, including when tailed off in a Grade 2 contest at Fairyhouse on his final start last season; jockey booking is a positive, but otherwise hard to make a strong case on handicap/seasonal debut.

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16th

4

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Hollow Sound

12st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Luke Comer

led, headed and raced in second 3rd, briefly led 4th

25/1

7th

2

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Hollow Sound

12st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Luke Comer

Bumper winner, inconsistent over hurdles, though ran well to take second in a 22-runner maiden here last winter; pulled up in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham; lacks the benefit of a recent outing.

25/1

22

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Hollow Sound

10st 10lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Luke Comer

Ran creditably in maiden hurdle at Punchestown (2m4f, yielding; clear second) last month; however, rather exposed (now 0-9 in this sphere) and looks unlikely to go one better in this hot handicap.

50/1

Form: U35-41

Last run: 207 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Was running for the 12th time over hurdles when landing a Kilbeggan maiden during the summer; has fair handicap form last season (including when fourth in this race), but is now 10lb higher than when second in a Gowran contest in January.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

18

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

The Gradual Slope

10st 2lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Sean O O’Brien

Dual hurdles winner over much shorter distances than this; 0-6 over fences but has shown promise; placed last three runs; hard to be sure if this trip will suit.

25/1

Form: 8835

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Way out of his depth in a Grade 2 event on latest; moderate third previously in a 2m maiden at Thurles; looked in need of a longer trip then and was described as a difficult ride when the stewards looked into his running-and-riding.

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Verdict Starting price

9

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Captains Nephew

10st 9lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Winner on heavy at Clonmel in December and two good runs in defeat after; suffered slight overreach when well below best at Thurles; career-best when winning a Listed novice handicap on heavy ground at Fairyhouse; 10lb higher now.

25/1

Form: 635-20

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Good effort when runner-up in 2m4f Listowel handicap in June; could feature back in handicap company with the benefit of an outing in a maiden at Naas last month.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

5th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Wexford

Gringo Dainay

11st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John Queally

prominent in chasing group, headway 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and went third run-in, ran on well towards finish

12/1

5th

5

16th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 130y

14:20 Punchestown

Gringo Dainay

11st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John Queally

Good effort when runner-up in 2m4f Listowel handicap in June; not beaten that far at Leopardstown last time but more needed to get involved here.

16/1

8th

16

29th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Gringo Dainay

10st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John Queally

Good effort when runner-up in 2m4f Listowel handicap in June; could feature back in handicap company with the benefit of an outing in a maiden at Naas last month.

7/1

Form: -16422

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Downpatrick 2m3f maiden hurdle winner in July; has run well in good company since, notably when second in a Punchestown conditions event won by Darver Star last time; had 135-rated subsequent winner Tax For Max behind when second at Sligo in October; could feature in first handicap.

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Verdict Starting price

15

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Typical Thomas

10st 3lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Andrew Fahey

Stayed on well to win a beginners' over 2m3f at Kilbeggan last autumn and followed up in a Listed handicap chase at Cork; out of the money in a pair of Leopardstown handicaps in January/February; better ground now should be a help.

25/1

6th

11

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Typical Thomas

10st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Andrew Fahey

Stayed on well to win a beginners' over 2m3f at Kilbeggan and followed up in a Listed handicap chase at Cork in October; not as good over C&D since behind some of these and while lightly raced over fences, it's hard to see him turning the form around.

12/1

Form: 5471PF D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Decisive winner of a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle on good ground in October; pulled-up in a Listed mares' contest at Limerick since; took a heavy fall in a novice event at Thurles five weeks ago.

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0

3

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Time To Rocco

11st 7lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Colin Motherway

Latest win came in a 2m2f mares chase here in March; consistent since without winning, most recently behind R'Eveleyn Pleasure at Cork; should get closer but others preferred.

7/1

4th

2

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:07 Cork

Time To Rocco

11st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Colin Motherway

Won a 2m2f mares' event at Thurles last March; has done most of her racing in conditions races; soundly beaten in fourth behind the useful Brides Hill in a mares' handicap at Fairyhouse last month; probably vulnerable off this mark.

6/1

4th

6

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

11:55 Fairyhouse

Time To Rocco

10st 11lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Colin Motherway

towards rear, not fluent 1st

7/1

Form: 2-1618 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Easy winner of a maiden at Bellewstown in July; made a winning handicap at Listowel in September; both wins over this trip on good ground; never in the hunt in 2m5f Cheltenham handicap won by fellow Irish raider Unanswered last time.

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Verdict Starting price

0

6

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 3

13:45 Cheltenham

Elle Perfecta

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: C A Murphy

Improved form when winning on chase debut in mares' beginners event at Kilbeggan (extended 2m3f, good to yielding) in April and creditable fourth in Grade 3 novice chase at Galway (2m2f, good to yielding) in August, when shaping as though she'd be suited by this step back up in trip; has run well on yielding ground, unproven on soft; could have more to offer over fences.

9/2

4th

8

3rd Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 54y

14:45 Galway

Elle Perfecta

10st 8lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

Jumped well when making a winning chase debut in a mares contest at Kilbeggan in April; much more needed here but could outrun her likely odds.

50/1

Form: 40-212 D

Last run: 132 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Decisive winner of an ordinary maiden hurdle over this trip at Roscommon; absent since remote second in a three-runner conditions event at Kilbeggan August

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9th

12

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

14:30 Punchestown

Mister Beeton

11st 9lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Shane Nolan

Most recent win was in a staying handicap hurdle here in June; off for six months after a poor run at Listowel and well beaten at Cork last month; cheekpieces tried and ground in his favour but has it to do.

50/1

13th

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Mister Beeton

12st 2lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Shane Nolan

Won from 8lb lower at Punchestown last summer and only found one too good at Ballinrobe in follow up bid; below form at Listowel last time and has to prove he's as good on this ground; off 183 days.

22/1

Form: 4-841

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Odds-on maiden winner at Clonmel three weeks ago, due to run in the 12.35 at this venue on Wednesday.

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10th

2

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

Conna Cottage

11st 13lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Won a Clonmel maiden hurdle last December and some decent runs in defeat since; moved to this yard after being 4th in a Sligo claiming hurdle last time; of interest.

6/1

2nd

6

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 185y

17:05 Sligo

Conna Cottage

11st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

Clonmel maiden winner on soft ran okay on last month's comeback in 3m Bellewstown handicap; not one to rule out off a handy weight given his rider's claim.

11/2

4th

8

8th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Bellewstown

Conna Cottage

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Maiden winner who ran okay in a Leopardstown handicap next time; jumping has let him down over fences the last twice but of interest back hurdling.

16/1

Form: 24/P/P

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Fair form two seasons ago; pulled-up lame after the first on comeback in a maiden at Down Royal won by his stablemate American Mike; not an obvious betting proposition against that background, but perhaps the market will tell a different story.

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5th

6

7th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:37 Cork

Thunder Down Under

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Respectable handicap form in 2020; pulled up in two starts since returning from 29 months off in November; very hard to know what to expect here.

10/1

11

29th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Thunder Down Under

10st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, not fluent 2nd, mistake 5th, dropped to rear when jumped slightly right 7th

10/1

17

21st Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 110y

14:07 Fairyhouse

Thunder Down Under

11st 12lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Gordon Elliott

Reserve; had some decent form a few season's ago but was pulled-up lame on return from a long absence and has to bounce back from that.

Form: 640-54 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Let down by his jumping when favourite at Cork last time; potentially interesting; declared as reserve for 1.10 event here on Wednesday.

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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

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Non-runners

Starzov, Mister Beeton, Conna Cottage, Hardy Bloke

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Payout
Exacta €128.00
Straight Forecast €110.80
Tricast €369.40
Trifecta €407.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Spirit Of Legend

SPOTLIGHT:

Green Glory

RP Ratings (IRE):

The Gradual Slope

The Irish Sun:

Spirit Of Legend

TOPSPEED:

Green Glory