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13:22 Punchestown

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Play The Tote Exacta On Every Race 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle

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  • 2m 0f 100y
  • 20 runners
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Play The Tote Exacta On Every Race 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 23 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.60
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 2

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No great shakes on the Flat, with sole success in 12 coming as a 2yo; however, promises to be better over hurdles judged on his second behind smart prospect Blood Destiny at Cork (2m1f, yielding/soft); big shout with a repeat.

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4th

1

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 72y

14:50 Leopardstown

Sir Allen

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

Set some tough assignments this term and he ran with credit when finishing sixth here at the Dublin Racing Festival; would need to find a fair amount of improvement for a longer trip here to play a part in this and he has to give weight to all of his rivals.

12/1

6th

19

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

Sir Allen

10st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Andrew Slattery

Dual winner over hurdles last season; has struggled a little in his second season over flights and a tongue-tie is tried here; others preferred.

33/1

4th

1

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Sir Allen

11st 12lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Andrew Slattery

Dual winner last term including when beating Morning Soldier and Jazzy Matty at Naas in February; down the field in the Fred Winter and been quite disappointing over hurdles and on the Flat since.

10/1

11/10

  • Place: £1.40

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Thereabouts in all four of his Flat starts at about 1m2f in France, winning the latest at Chantilly (good); joined a top yard to go hurdling and the market should be informative.

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1st

8

18th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:42 Gowran Park

Sinbad Le Marin

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, not fluent 3rd, headway 3 out, joined leader before last, ridden after last, ran on to lead towards finish

15/8

9th

14

29th Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 151y

14:07 Naas

Sinbad Le Marin

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, prominent, lost position after 3rd, not fluent 4 out, in touch with leaders when ridden after 3 out, no extra when jumped slightly right 2 out, weakened before last

13/8

3rd

13

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 100y

13:22 Punchestown

Sinbad Le Marin

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Thereabouts in all four of his Flat starts at about 1m2f in France, winning the latest at Chantilly (good); joined a top yard to go hurdling and the market should be informative.

11/10

Form: 4

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Placed three times on the Flat and made an encouraging start over hurdles when fourth at Cork, finishing behind Sir Allen and Teagarden Jazz; should improve for that experience and take a hand.

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3rd

2

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:48 Sedgefield

Libby

11st 8lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Rebecca Menzies

22-race maiden; not straightforward and didn't jump with fluency at Fakenham (2m, good; fourth of five, beaten 15.5l) last time, so it's no surprise to see a visor fitted; hasn't had many opportunities over fences (0-3) though, and does continue to ease in the weights.

8/1

Form: 83

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Reasonable Flat form without winning; not far behind By Your Side on her hurdling debut and then improved to finish third at Cork, dividing Sir Allen and Libby; wasn't given a hard time by any means and Jack Kennedy takes over.

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1

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:20 Bellewstown

Teagarden Jazz

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

7/1

Form: 2

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Only won a 7f AW race on the Flat but kept some decent company; despite late mistakes, he finished second to the useful Nusret on yielding ground here last month and had Calico back in third; that form is right up there, though these softer conditions perhaps not ideal (struggled on the Flat).

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No Results Found

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Two Flat wins this year, at 1m2f and a trip just shy of 1m4f; however, both were ordinary handicaps and he wouldn't be the obvious answer to a maiden hurdle at this track.

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16th

12

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Your Honor

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

Made all for heavy-ground 2m win at Limerick in December but no match for the principals in Afadil's race at Musselburgh next time; lifeless effort when ridden more patiently at Fairyhouse latest and, although the return to 2m will suit, he is down the list with cheekpieces refitted.

33/1

7

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Your Honor

10st 11lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

towards rear, mistake 5th

8/1

9th

3

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

Your Honor

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

Dual Flat winner who has gained both hurdle wins on slow ground at Limerick, latterly making pretty much all in a Listed handicap at Christmas; may need soft or heavy ground if he's to defy this high a mark on British debut.

11/2

Form: 5

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Regressive for the Johnstons after 1m novice win at two; beaten 17l on his hurdling debut at Fairyhouse (9l ahead of By Your Side) and that's something to build on.

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5th

11

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

14:30 Punchestown

Luminous Light

11st 9lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Anthony McCann

Maiden hurdle winner at Cork a year ago and very consistent since; put in a very rare below par effort at Gowran in February when last seen and has to bounce back.

20/1

Form: 8

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Flashes of useful Flat form but won only the once (1m1f, good) and, having jumped big, he was beaten a distance on his hurdling debut at Fairyhouse (40-1); best watched for now.

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2

(5)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Navan

Eighty Eight

10st 0lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: John James Feane

Running okay on the AW before finishing ninth of 23 over 1m at the Curragh; the eyeshield he has been wearing is now left off but each-way claims if holding his form.

7/1

9th

9

(1)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Eighty Eight

9st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: John James Feane

Now with his third trainer for whom he's been running creditably on AW; sole win came on good and doubt he'll be suited by deep ground here.

16/1

4th

1

(3)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Eighty Eight

10st 5lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: John James Feane

Just 1-27 under rules but it was a big effort when well backed over 7f here last week; 4lb rise doesn't help but return to this trip could yield more.

4/1

20/1

Form: 27

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Placed for Donnacha O'Brien on the Flat; ran a nice first race over hurdles at Galway (heavy) but has ground to make up on Calico after their clash here last month; can jump better than he did that day.

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7th

7

(4)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Impero

9st 0lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Michael G Cleary

bumped start, in touch with leaders

6/1

2nd

3

(4)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Impero

9st 1lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Michael G Cleary

Frustratingly remains a maiden after going close numerous times for various trainers; just denied in a 1m4f maiden last time after a break but stays this trip too, so should be competitive.

9/2

2nd

2

(10)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

13:05 Dundalk (AW)

Impero

9st 12lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Michael G Cleary

Frustrating sort at two and three when trained by Donnacha O'Brien, failed to prosper as a juvenile hurdler for Tom Cooper after showing initial promise; consistent on the Flat for this stable last year; arguably best display when second in a 1m5f maiden at Down Royal and third in a 2m1f handicap at Killarney in July; may again find a couple too good after a break.

4/1

Form:

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

0-5 on the Flat and an RPR of 70 was as good as it got; flying much too high in a Grade 3 on his hurdling debut and performed accordingly; this more realistic but not easily fancied.

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6th

12

(7)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Riyami

9st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Three wins over 2m at Dundalk (Polytrack) since November and he was best of the rest behind an emphatic winner who was given too much rope there last time; probably needs something extra to defy this mark but he's 3-7 on AW and could have more to offer in this sphere.

13/2

2nd

2

(7)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Riyami

12st 0lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

held up in rear, still plenty to do when headway from over 3f out, went modest second but no chance with winner towards finish

100/30

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Threatened a couple of times on the Flat but it was fairly low-level stuff with a peak RPR of only 74; stamina wouldn't be entirely copper-bottomed for hurdling.

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18th

27

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Grappa Nonino

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: D K Weld

Progressive on Flat last season, winning over 2m1f at Killarney and over 1m6f at the Curragh before creditable sixth in competitive York contest; won a juvenile maiden hurdle at Navan; lacks a recent outing, but potentially interesting; second reserve.

4th

8

(1)

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 144y

18:55 Clonmel

Grappa Nonino

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

prominent, outpaced under 2f out, kept on final furlong, lost third post

11/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Looked progressive when winning a 1m soft-ground maiden at Galway in July, posting a smart RPR of 93; struggled in his two subsequent runs but he's clearly talented and changed hands for 42,000euros; one to note in the market.

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8th

4

(6)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:25 Galway

Saraqael

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

Maiden winner (1m) at last year's festival but has been struggling in handicaps this campaign and well held over hurdles of late; reduced mark but remains opposable.

12/1

8th

4

(6)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:25 Galway

Saraqael

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Peter Fahey

in rear throughout

12/1

0

11

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Saraqael

10st 11lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Peter Fahey

Won a Flat maiden at last year's Galway festival; yet to shine over hurdles; can probably do better but hard to see him beating his elders here.

20/1

Form: 6U6

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Three Flat wins at about 1m when trained by Ed Dunlop; pleasing sixth behind the high-class Comfort Zone on his hurdling debut at Naas (soft) but below that level last time and he'll probably be seen to better effect on drier ground.

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8th

9

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

By Your Side

10st 11lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Runner-up in decent handicaps at Fairyhouse (behind today's rival Common Practice) and Leopardstown in December; finished behind So Scottish (fourth) when seventh at Leopardstown in February, but one place in front when the pair struggled in the County Hurdle.

12/1

100/1

Form:

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Regressed during light Flat career and he didn't offer much on his switch to hurdling at Fairyhouse; tongue-tie joins the hood.

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8th

9

30th Aug 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

18:50 Uttoxeter

Melnik

10st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Not beaten far when sixth of eight on this month's stable debut at Worcester (2m, good) but his recent Bangor run was a backward step and he's now 0-7 over hurdles.

20/1

7th

8

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

18:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Melnik

10st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Fair Flat form in Ireland but just modest efforts over hurdles, including a 10l defeat on debut for this yard; may yet do better but others appeal more.

12/1

6th

5

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:10 Worcester

Melnik

11st 1lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Fair Flat form in Ireland but just modest efforts over hurdles; still has time to do better and starts out for a new yard at a modest level; tongue-tie returns.

10/1

Form: 4352 BF

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

French bumper winner who was placed over fences there two months ago; can no doubt maintain the momentum for her excellent new yard but is perhaps vulnerable in a maiden of this nature.

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7th

12

8th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Bellewstown

Mary Cassatt

10st 12lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Clearcut winner of a 2m6f good-ground Killarney maiden and was bang there in a 3m1f handicap at Cartmel next time; running well and she's on the shortlist.

10/1

3rd

2

27th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 83y

Class 3

17:05 Cartmel

Mary Cassatt

12st 0lb

J: Mr Alex Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Close third in 16-runner Kilbeggan handicap (2m3f, good to yielding) last month and came clear in good style to win Killarney maiden (2m6f, good) by 6l 12 days ago; moves up in trip again today; could still have more improvement to come.

2/1

1st

9

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 50y

16:55 Killarney

Mary Cassatt

10st 13lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: John C McConnell

jumped right on occasions, midfield, headway when pushed along before 3 out, keeping on when ridden before 2 out, led before last, ran on

4/1

Form: 80

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Down the field in both his runs and makes no appeal for now.

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9th

11

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 24y

15:12 Naas

Crafty Gael

11st 2lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Second in a handicap hurdle here in February and unlucky not to win a handicap hurdle during the summer months; not really proven over the trip and probably best watched on his first outing since August.

12/1

3rd

4

13th Aug 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 65y

15:10 Downpatrick

Crafty Gael

11st 11lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Runner-up on his last three completed starts; form of Wexford run has been boosted by another success for the winner Ricky Langford at Cork; good second in the 5.55 at Kilbeggan on Saturday.

4/1

Form:

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Hinted at ability in three Flat runs but was never dangerous in a Limerick maiden hurdle.

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5th

7

(10)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

15:55 Navan

Chemdawg

9st 10lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Oliver McKiernan

Mild promise on the Flat for Willie McCreery; contested some reasonable maiden hurdles; improved markedly from handicap debut when second to the in-form Gwan Tadhg at Bellewstown; not as good on soft ground at Fairyhouse early in the month.

10/1

Form: F

Last run: 193 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Often ran well for Ed Dunlop and doubled his tally over 1m2f at Dundalk last month, winning cosily; on the retreat when falling at Newton Abbot during the summer but should make a hurdler now with Tony Martin.

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1st

14

(3)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Alphonse Le Grande

8st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: A J Martin

Has never made the first two in his eight races on Flat turf or seven hurdle races; 3-12 on AW, with slightly better form; unraced beyond 1m4f on Flat but comfortably justified favouritism in 14-runner race over that trip at Dundalk last time and cannot be comfortably dismissed after that.

9/2

1st

2

(9)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Alphonse Le Grande

10st 1lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A J Martin

in touch with leaders, headway towards far side over 2f out, led when ridden and edged right up the centre over 1f out, ran on final 110yds, comfortably

4/1

100/1

Form: 00

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in five starts on the Flat for Johnny Murtagh; modest form so far over hurdles and appeals as one who will make his mark in handicaps.

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12th

10

(13)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Nemean

8st 12lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: A J Martin

Placed twice for Johnny Murtagh in 2022 and been hurdling since; on a fair mark but absent since last summer and looks yard second-string.

16/1

Form: 554432

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Beaten seven times over hurdles but she's run well on occasions and never more so than at Aintree last time in Listed company; that form looks all the better after the winner gave Comfort Zone a fright in the Grade 1 at Chepstow earlier this week; major claims.

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5th

4

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:50 Punchestown

Calico

10st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a beginners chase at Galway in September and enjoyed her finest hour when winning a valuable hurdle race at Far Hills in October; off since running no race at Pine Mountain in November; ground will suit but needs to find a bit extra even if forward enough.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Second reserve; sold out of Andrew Balding's yard for only 2,500gns after finishing down the field in a 1m3f Kempton maiden when hooded.

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15th

18

26th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Mont Athena

10st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Anthony McCann

towards rear of midfield

25/1

19

18th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Tipperary

Mont Athena

10st 13lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Anthony McCann

Showed a glimpse of ability in three maiden hurdles but more still needed on h'cap debut; market could guide.

22/1

13th

22

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Navan

Mont Athena

11st 0lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Anthony McCann

Modest form at huge prices in two hurdle outings so far.

150/1

Form: 80

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third reserve; tailed off in a Flat maiden and well behind in both his runs over hurdles.

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0

14

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 50y

15:40 Clonmel

Tell Her Nothing

10st 11lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Minor form for his previous yard and going the same way for this one; lightly raced but blinkers look a cry for help.

66/1

16th

18

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Tell Her Nothing

11st 0lb

J: A P Heskin

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Form for Brendan Duke amounted to little; pulled up on yard/handicap debut back in January and can only be watched on return.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €388.00
Straight Forecast €258.70
Trifecta €1453.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Calico

The Irish Sun:

Sinbad Le Marin

POSTDATA:

Libby

RP Ratings (IRE):

Sir Allen

TOPSPEED:

Impero