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  • Prize money: £6445.38
  • 2m 7f 165y
  • 18 runners
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tote+ Pays You More At tote.ie Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

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13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.10
  • Place: £1.60

Form: -18454 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Only two wins from 25 hurdle starts, but has stronger recent credentials than most of these; has held his form well since winning at Clonmel in September; not beaten far on his last two visits to Punchestown.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Cher Why Not

11st 7lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

Veteran with three wins and nine places to his name from 35 starts over hurdles; retains plenty of ability, placed on his first three starts this season, all over staying distances at Fairyhouse; another solid display at Punchestown, but held by runner-up Cosmo Renfro.

8/1

Form: 0/0-26 BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Point winner early last year; fair chance on form of promoted second over 3m at Galway in October; unplaced favourite at Limerick in November.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

10

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

Mahler Appeal

11st 6lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Garrett James Power

A maiden under rules but plenty of placed runs over hurdles and fences; beaten 17l over 3m at Naas last time back from a break and can get closer today; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

8/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 0-69P6

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

1-13 in points; improvement needed from handicap hurdle sixth at Clonmel last month.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

11

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Legacy Of Dreams

10st 11lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

soon led, faced challenges 3 out, headed when not fluent 2 out, soon weakened

16/1

13th

16

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Legacy Of Dreams

10st 0lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

Winning chaser, recorded a long-priced handicap success at Limerick last May; 0-10 over hurdles, well beaten over this trip at Punchestown last time.

16/1

7th

14

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 41y

16:25 Punchestown

Legacy Of Dreams

10st 13lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

Winning chaser, recorded a long-priced handicap success at Limerick last May; 0-9 over hurdles, well beaten off higher chase mark at Clonmel in November.

14/1

14/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 0900-0

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Little sign of promise so far; big price when down the field on seasonal debut at Punchestown; perhaps premature to write off, but hard to make a logical case.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

9

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Duffys Getaway

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

held up in rear, headway before straight, kept on after last, went third towards finish, not reach leaders

10/1

4th

4

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Duffys Getaway

11st 4lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Won back to back handicaps earlier in the winter and has shot up the handicap since; however, performed creditably when 2nd off 102 at Fairyhouse in January; didn't jump well on chasing debut last time but has a squeak if restored to his best.

17/2

8th

4

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Duffys Getaway

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Progressive staying handicap hurdler this season, winning 3m contests at Fairyhouse and Punchestown and good placed efforts at former venue; appeared held by the handicapper on latest and now switches to fences; would prefer further.

13/2

Form: 09-065

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden but her last two runs offer some encouragement; place possibility on the strength of sixth at this venue on penultimate start

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6th

13

12th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

16:55 Tramore

Haveuseentherain

11st 5lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: S G Walsh

Maiden is rated just 80 over hurdles and can't be fancied.

33/1

9th

16

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Gowran Park

Haveuseentherain

11st 0lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: S G Walsh

Never in the first four, managed two remote fifth placings last season; despite poor record has sometimes attracted a little market support; has usually run over further; hard to fancy at this stage.

16/1

8th

16

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 14y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Haveuseentherain

10st 13lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: S G Walsh

15-race maiden who ran okay at Punchestown before pulling up at Kilbeggan (3m); not the hardest to oppose.

25/1

Form: 06000

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Modest form in maidens; nothing in her two handicap runs to suggest a major chance.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

13

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Greatmindstinkalik

10st 13lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Never really in the race but stayed on to finish a remote fourth in a Listowel handicap hurdle last time; might be ridden a bit handier in this quite weak contest and could well do better for an in-form stable.

6/1

4th

14

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Greatmindstinkalik

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Matthew J Smith

held up in rear, headway after 3 out, kept on, never near to challenge

12/1

Form: -24330

Last run: 97 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Absent since a poor run at Roscommon in September; makes handicap debut in an ordinary contest; each-way chance on overall maiden form.

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Verdict Starting price

11

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 51y

16:55 Sligo

Elusive Sea

10st 6lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

33/1

13

26th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Elusive Sea

11st 4lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Gordon Elliott

Placed in bumpers and in maiden hurdles over a range of distances but pulled up on all three starts this year on softer ground, jumping poorly latest; cheekpieces now tried and return to better ground sure to suit but too many question marks at this stage.

12/1

11

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Elusive Sea

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Placed in bumpers and in maiden hurdles over a range of distances but pulled up on latest two starts on soft ground; return to better ground seems sure to suit but too many question marks at this stage.

20/1

Form: 94/0-4

Last run: 158 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Trip should not be a problem judged on his win in a 2m Flat handicap at Thurles in October; showed some potential as a hurdler with fourth placing in a 2m5f maiden at the Galway festival.

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Verdict Starting price

11th

10

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:23 Cork

Three Comets

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Luke Comer

Out of form on the Flat since last seen over hurdles a year ago, probably safe to rule out.

33/1

13th

4

(15)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Three Comets

9st 13lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Luke Comer

Won over 2m at Thurles in 2022 but form last year on turf was poor; first AW run in nearly a year and hard to fancy.

20/1

Form: 70951- D

Last run: 288 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Big-priced winner at Thurles last season for owner/breeder who has taken over the training; suited by a test of stamina but entitled to need the run after a break.

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10th

11

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Cafe Del Mar

11st 5lb

J: Dylan Robinson

T: David J Phelan

Won 2m7f handicap here last year off 87; not at best last season although ended campaign with more encouraging third at Kilbeggan (3m); marked drop in trip here on seasonal return will hardly play to her strengths.

14/1

3rd

5

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Kilbeggan

Cafe Del Mar

11st 5lb

J: Dylan Robinson

T: David J Phelan

Won 2m7f handicap hurdle on good ground at Thurles towards the end of last season; not as good in five runs for this yard but return to quicker ground here could seen a return to form.

10/1

6th

6

16th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

15:25 Tramore

Cafe Del Mar

11st 8lb

J: Dylan Robinson

T: David J Phelan

Won 2m7f handicap hurdle on good ground at Thurles towards the end of last season; not as good in four runs for this yard and might need a bit further than this trip these days.

20/1

Form: 059-00

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

From a top-class family; modest form so far perhaps blinkers will make a big difference, but hard to be confident.

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0

2

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Jesina

11st 12lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

116-race maiden, ex-Jessica Harrington; Has shown a fair degree of consistency on good ground since joining this stable; each-way prospects if she handles the ground.

10/1

Form: -00098

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Has finished in mid-field in stronger handicaps than this one, over 2m6f at Navan (won by the progressive Maxxum) and over 2m4f at Cork when noted staying on well; potentially interesting in this grade.

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4th

13

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

Elle Dorado Rock

11st 3lb

J: Daniel King

T: A J Martin

Yet to finish in the first four over hurdles and not easy to fancy, though respect for shrewd connections a reason not to dismiss.

25/1

11th

17

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

14:30 Navan

Elle Dorado Rock

10st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: A J Martin

Unplaced in eight starts over hurdles and pulled up last two runs.

40/1

Form: 90-00

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Has struggled in maiden hurdles; little to suggest she can win for a small local stable that has had very few runners in recent seasons, but capable of providing the odd good-priced winner in the past.

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16th

25

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Navan

Brock Beauty

10st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gerard Farrell

Big price when pulled-up at Fairyhouse in her first handicap; 4lb wrong at the weights now.

66/1

7

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 165y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Brock Beauty

11st 1lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Gerard Farrell

Has struggled in maiden hurdles; little to suggest she can win for a small local stable that has had very few runners in recent seasons, but capable of providing the odd good-priced winner in the past.

25/1

Form: 870463

Last run: 64 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Four-time Flat winner, best on AW; has taken a long time to get to grips with hurdling, but she now holds a leading chance on the form of Galway third in October; runner-up Brandy Harbour won his next two starts, and fifth-placed Carbon King beat 24 rivals at Navan before Christmas.

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Verdict Starting price

10

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 6f 169y

20:30 Clonmel

Sulafaat

10st 11lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

midfield, not fluent 1st

16/1

7th

14

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

20:00 Down Royal

Sulafaat

11st 5lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

0-16 over hurdles but it was a step back in the right direction when fourth of 12 (beaten 6l) at Downpatrick a fortnight ago; previous career best had come at this trip and he handles decent ground; each-way player.

5/1

4th

12

19th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 100y

18:05 Downpatrick

Sulafaat

10st 13lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Record of 0-15 over hurdles and generally struggling off this basement mark, so others preferred.

28/1

Form: 30-P9P

Last run: 215 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

15-race maiden; badly out of form in three outings in 2022; has changed stable, very hard to fancy.

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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

Form: 3/750- D

Last run: 335 days

W: 10st 9lb

16 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Second in a three-runner point at Boulta in November after remote fourth to Samcro at Dromahane; creditable fifth at this venue 12 months ago, but hard to believe he can improve on that now.

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15

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 165y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Thekingofconnemara

10st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Thomas Dowling

Second in a three-runner point at Boulta in November after remote fourth to Samcro at Dromahane; creditable fifth at this venue 12 months ago, but hard to believe he can improve on that now.

20/1

19

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 59y

13:14 Thurles

Thekingofconnemara

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Thomas Dowling

First reserve; old boy was second in a point' lately but isn't easy to fancy back under rules.

14th

5

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 4f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Thekingofconnemara

11st 7lb

J: Miss Emilie Finickenhagen

T: Thomas Dowling

Veteran whose two hurdle wins were obtained in 2014; glimpses of ability last winter but can only be watched here on return from 10 months' absence.

33/1

Form: PFP-65 C

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 9lb

15 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced over fences at this venue in November; only one win from 27 starts, asking a lot for him to double his score at this stage of career.

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16

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 165y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Vodka Society

10st 9lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: David Peter Dunne

Not disgraced over fences at this venue in November; only one win from 27 starts, asking a lot for him to double his score at this stage of career.

16/1

5th

10

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 192y

12:50 Fairyhouse

Vodka Society

10st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: David Peter Dunne

towards rear of midfield

14/1

6th

14

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 192y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Vodka Society

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: David Peter Dunne

towards rear, headway from 4 out, ridden 3 out, no impression from 2 out

100/1

Form: 5968

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Has been keeping decent company in juvenile hurdles; makes early start in handicaps, and the bar is not set particularly high.

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18

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 165y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Gig Harbor

10st 6lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Noel Meade

Has been keeping decent company in juvenile hurdles; makes early start in handicaps, and the bar is not set particularly high.

10/1

8th

4

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 100y

12:20 Punchestown

Gig Harbor

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Noel Meade

More likely a long-term handicap prospect on the evidence of three runs over hurdles; held by Impero and Calico on Galway running.

25/1

16

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 55y

13:22 Fairyhouse

Gig Harbor

11st 0lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Noel Meade

Stablemate of Charlie Luciano; more likely a long-term handicap prospect on the evidence of three runs; second reserve.

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Payout
Exacta €251.00
Straight Forecast €203.90
Tricast €2421.50
Trifecta €2712.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Gig Harbor

The Irish Sun:

Elusive Sea

SPOTLIGHT:

Sulafaat

POSTDATA:

Cher Why Not

TOPSPEED:

Gig Harbor