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Soft To Heavy

Connolly’s RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle (IRE Incentive Race)

  • Prize money: £9915.97
  • 2m 3f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Connolly’s RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle (IRE Incentive Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.70
  • Place: £1.30

Form: -P643U

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Seems to reserve his best for his local track here so disappointing he was beaten when unseating last time, form working out better than expected; well-backed then and should be primed but Senior Chief has better form and fewer miles clocked.

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11th

23

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Alpesh Amin

10st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E McNamara

Only two attempts at 3m, splitting Gabbys Cross and Popova when third in the Punchestown qualifier (soft) in November on second occasion; big runs over 2m4f on heavy in his two starts since, winning very smoothly when switched to waiting tactics at Gowran Park last time; that gives hope.

28/1

1st

4

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Alpesh Amin

11st 8lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

held up in rear, mistake 7th

13/2

2nd

3

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

Alpesh Amin

12st 0lb

J: Miss S Doyle

T: E McNamara

Won a maiden and a handicap at this track last season from 2m3f-2m5f; fine efforts in two competitive handicaps since returning from a break though didn't jump well at Punchestown last time; chance off the same mark at a track where he goes well.

11/2

12/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 36

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Winning pointer; likeable how he rallied into third (led) in Thurles bumper and pleasing start to hurdling at Clonmel too; hard to see him reversing that form with Senior Chief but place claims; tongue tie.

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9

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

16:15 Punchestown

Iks Man

11st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Maiden after five starts over hurdles but has run well several times; however, needs to step hugely to take this; blinkers added.

66/1

2nd

6

31st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 150y

16:10 Wexford

Iks Man

11st 8lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Terence O’Brien

prominent, pushed along disputing second before 2 out, not fluent last, rallied and went second towards finish, no match for winner

100/30

5th

7

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 152y

16:25 Clonmel

Iks Man

11st 4lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Terence O’Brien

Point-to-point winner; second in 2m3f Limerick auction maiden hurdle after Christmas; let down by his jumping when favourite at Gowran; should go close if restored to best form

5/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 832

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Point winner; getting there hurdling and her last two runs were rock-solid, most recently behind stablemate of Senior Chief; each-way chance for top team.

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9th

12

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:05 Punchestown

Purse Price

10st 11lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Only one win from 16 starts under rules, placed eight times; won at Thurles in January; best display was in defeat behind Blizzard Of Oz at Leopardstown on penultimate start; reported blowing hard after disappointing Navan handicap run.

12/1

Form: 18-65

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Won well on debut (Clonmel bumper, heavy) but RPR just 98 and unplaced thrice since, albeit making nice start to hurdling at Thurles (every chance until two out); should improve from that, form worked out well and interesting; trainer had 50s handicap winner here Tuesday.

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3rd

10

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Listowel

Chautuaqua

11st 1lb

J: Daniel King

T: Adrian Brendan Joyce

took keen hold, midfield

4/1

Form: 6/

Last run: 649 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Local runner kept on to show modest form at 18s in Wexford bumper sole start but too much to prove on return.

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7th

9

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

12:57 Limerick

Standupandstandout

11st 3lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: D E Fitzgerald

in rear early, towards rear of midfield when pushed along after 4 out, ridden and no impression after 3 out

25/1

6th

4

22nd Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 112y

14:40 Thurles

Standupandstandout

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: D E Fitzgerald

Down in trip; was off for 21 months prior to a decent effort in a 2m3f maiden hurdle at Limerick in December; failed to back that up a week later at Cork; best watched.

66/1

8th

5

7th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:37 Cork

Standupandstandout

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: D E Fitzgerald

Off for 21 months before running respectably in a 2m3f maiden hurdle at Limerick last month; more needed but could outrun his likely odds over this longer trip.

50/1

Form: 585P

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Debut was promising but nothing since and no realistic chance; tongue tie.

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16

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:43 Kilbeggan

Whip Whitaker

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

15-race maiden; ran okay over fences on chase debut at Clonmel 10 days ago; each-way claims if he builds on that.

6/1

4th

8

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 6f 169y

20:30 Clonmel

Whip Whitaker

11st 0lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

midfield

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Seemingly can move judging from SPs in points but failed to complete either time; half-brother to winners Poetic Rhythm (smart bumper/hurdle), Forthefunofit (hurdle) and Writteninthesand (2m7f chase).

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9th

10

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Sea Road Fill

11st 7lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Darren Collins

prominent

16/1

4th

8

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:55 Cork

Sea Road Fill

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

Maiden over hurdles but respectable debut over fences in a weaker beginners' chase at Thurles; more needed here.

25/1

5th

10

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Sea Road Fill

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

Placed form in 2m5f handicap hurdles earlier in the season for Edward O'Grady; fair bit to find with some of these on hurdles ratings now switched to fences for new yard.

20/1

Form: 06/957

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Far from disgraced at 50s here last time; chance pretty similar here and was beaten 15l.

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7

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Beaus Candle

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Declan Queally

prominent 1st, raced in second from 1st, led before 3rd, headed after 2 out, soon weakened

5/2

Form: 50

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Modest point winner; poor so far under Rules; outsider.

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0

9

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Finding Freedom

10st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Point winner; poor maiden over hurdles; no encouragement from his form in beginners' chases; tailed off at this venue in his first handicap; pulled up at Thurles in first-time blinkers which are now replaced with cheekpieces.

33/1

Form: 2-2 BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Looked a promising sort in 10l point win; ran into smart one when second in Cork bumper (third won bumper since and a maiden hurdle here yesterday); evens second at Clonmel on hurdles debut and RPR just 111 but did plenty right then; should be really hard to beat here.

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5

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Senior Chief

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, brief headway 5 out, not fluent 4 out, soon weakened, eased when hampered by faller 3 out, soon pulled up

10/1

1st

7

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 182y

14:05 Punchestown

Senior Chief

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent on outer, joined leaders going okay home turn, ridden towards near side before last, switched right and ran on to lead after last, pushed out

2/5

2nd

8

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

15:05 Navan

Senior Chief

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, bumped 7th, went second 10th, pressed leader on inner 11th

4/1

Form: 5542

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

All runs promising and progressing, well-clear of third here last time; tongue tie seemed to do no harm then and might place but hard to see her taking this on hurdling debut.

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12

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Della Casa Lunga

11st 1lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

took keen hold, prominent, led after 2nd, not fluent 5th, headed before 5 out, weakened gradually after 4 out

16/1

1st

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:40 Ludlow

Della Casa Lunga

12st 0lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Stays 3m so was positively ridden back over 2m5f here (soft) three weeks ago and kept rolling to collect by 8l; that warranted a 6lb rise and Cameron Iles claims 7lb; much respected.

2/1

1st

4

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 3

15:20 Ludlow

Della Casa Lunga

11st 8lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Ex-Irish; easily the best of four runs for this yard came when second of five at Kempton (3m, good to soft) on penultimate start; tailed off in cheekpieces over that same C&D on latest; others look more solid.

16/1

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Non-runners

Rewrite The Script, Senior Chief, Della Casa Lunga

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Payout
Exacta €139.00
Straight Forecast €164.90
Trifecta €518.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Senior Chief

POSTDATA:

Chautuaqua

RP Ratings (IRE):

Purse Price

TOPSPEED:

Senior Chief

The Irish Sun:

Senior Chief