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Lawlor’s Of Naas Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £52212.39
  • 2m 3f 212y
  • 9 runners
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Lawlor’s Of Naas Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.70
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 1-114 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Impressively took the scalp of Cheltenham winner Brazil in a Grade 3 at Tipperary in October; probably over-raced a little and didn't get home in the Royal Bond at Fairyhouse subsequently and probably prefers better ground; looks the outsider of the Closutton duo here.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Champ Kiely

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump with fluency, led, mistake 2nd, joined before 3 out, pushed along when headed home turn, ridden when lost second before last, no extra when mistake last

5/1

3rd

2

15th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Champ Kiely

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Below form in 2m Royal Bond at Fairyhouse but quickly got back on track with game, front-running success in Grade 1 at Naas (2m4f, soft) in January; has no stamina concerns and ought to play a significant role.

8/1

1st

2

8th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 212y

14:20 Naas

Champ Kiely

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

made all, jumped slightly right 1st, faced strong challenge but going okay home turn, ridden omitted last, kept on well towards finish, readily

8/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 321-12

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Grade 1 bumper winner in France; overcame some poor jumping to easily land an ordinary maiden hurdle at Cork; stepped up considerably on that when touched off on the post in the Royal Bond at Fairyhouse; has the form to win a race like this and no reason why he shouldn't handle the step up in trip; sets a good standard.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 45y

18:00 Punchestown

Irish Point

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

led

100/30

3

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Irish Point

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Classy, versatile and still improving; has won his last four races, comprising Grade 1 events over 2m4f/2m7f and Grade 3 events over 1m7f/2m1f; easily justified favouritism in the Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown (2m7f, heavy) most recently, becoming a leading candidate for the Stayers' Hurdle but switches to this race with Constitution Hill absent and connections relying on Teahupoo in the three-miler; major contender, despite dropping back almost a mile in trip.

11/2

1st

6

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

13:50 Leopardstown

Irish Point

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Ran in four Grade 1 races as a novice last season; fine effort in the 2m Royal Bond when narrowly beaten by the subsequent Supreme winner Marine Nationale; highlight came over 2m4f at Aintree on the final start, with the Challow winner Hermes Allen back in third; started the season with 2m1f Grade 3 win at Down Royal; very interesting staying proposition.

11/8

8/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 311 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well adrift of Champ Kiely in a Galway maiden hurdle but has improved considerably since; easy winner of a Listowel maiden hurdle and was staying on when things worked out to his advantage with Affordale Fury's last flight fall at Navan; probably still improving and should run a solid race here.

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7th

2

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:00 Navan

Dawn Rising

9st 6lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Enjoyed a fine season last year, winning the Queen Alexandra Stakes and rounding off the year when a very close third in the Irish Cesarewitch; the likeliest alternative should the favourite run below par.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 11

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in two starts on heavy, just getting on top close home when beating Imagine at Gowran last time; shapes as though the step up in trip will suit but has to improve again.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

12th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Inothewayurthinkin

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Acts on heavy ground; ran well behind high-class Gaelic Warrior in November/December; proved a handicap snip in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham (3m2f) four weeks ago, making a mockery of his mark and readily justifying 13-8 favouritism; new rating puts him top in this field.

9/4

1st

1

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Inothewayurthinkin

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Gavin Cromwell

Only ninth on last month's handicap debut at Leopardstown (2m5f, yielding to soft); however, the way he kept on, allied with his useful pedigree, bodes well for today's step up in trip; good third in Grade 1 novice chase at Limerick (2m3f, heavy) in December behind Tuesday's Arkle one-three Gaelic Warrior and Il Etait Temps; has potential off this mark and he's been the hot ante-post favourite.

3/1

9th

12

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Inothewayurthinkin

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual winner over hurdles; has run into Gaelic Warrior twice over fences, running well in the Grade 1 at Limerick at Christmas; mark of 144 over fences is no gimme but could well be capable of running up to it.

7/1

Form: 1-1 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Cost a mammoth 430,000Euro after winning a Lingstown point-to-point and unbeaten in two starts on the track; returned from an 18-month absence to blow his rivals away in quite a competitive Navan maiden hurdle in November; could still be anything and looks well worth the early step up into Grade 1 company.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

29th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

13:45 Leopardstown

Grangeclare West

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

travelled strongly, prominent

11/2

1st

5

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Naas

Grangeclare West

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Point-to-point and bumper winner impressed on hurdling debut this time last year at Navan before disappointing a bit in Grade 1 company; took advantage of drop in class at Punchestown festival and now starts out over fences and certainly bred for the job.

5/2

Form: 11F

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner at Galway before stepping up in class in a Grade 3 at Navan in November and was a length up when falling at the last in the race won by Dawn Rising; the winner was staying on but very difficult to predict what would have happened; jumping does need to improve but looks well worth his place in this contest.

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5th

2

25th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:23 Punchestown

Affordale Fury

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

Ended last season one of the country's leading staying novice hurdlers when runner-up in 3m Grade 1s at Cheltenham and Punchestown; reappeared for successful chasing debut at Galway (2m6f), warming to his jumping on heavy ground in beating Favori De Champdou, the pair clear from some way out; potentially high-class staying novice and every chance he'll confirm that form here.

7/2

1st

1

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 6f 111y

13:16 Galway

Affordale Fury

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

didn't always jump with fluency, raced in second, mistake 2nd, joined leader after 2 out, led from last, clear when ridden home turn, kept on well towards finish

11/10

2nd

1

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 180y

17:20 Punchestown

Affordale Fury

11st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Noel Meade

held up in rear, good headway on outer and in touch with leaders after 2 out, ridden and briefly disputed lead approaching last, soon headed, kept on, no match for winner

7/2

Form: 1-15 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a bumper and a maiden hurdle at Gowran; favourite for a 2m7f Grade 2 at Limerick 12 days ago but could never get competitive; drops back in trip here but looks up against it.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 180y

17:20 Punchestown

Kalanisi Star

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

in touch with leaders, prominent 5 out, went third when not fluent 2 out, soon pushed along and outpaced, no extra approaching last

33/1

7th

8

8th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 212y

14:20 Naas

Kalanisi Star

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Won a bumper and a maiden hurdle at Gowran; favourite for a 2m7f Grade 2 at Limerick 12 days ago but could never get competitive; drops back in trip here but looks up against it.

33/1

5th

3

27th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 0y

13:29 Limerick

Kalanisi Star

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

in rear, shaken up 4 out, pushed along after 3 out, ridden but no impression from 2 out

6/1

Form: 13-213 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

No match for Affordale Fury at Galway; won an ordinary maiden hurdle at Punchestown before a creditable effort in a 3m Grade 3 at Cork; back to 2m4f here but overall form leaves him with plenty to find.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

20th

7

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

Monbeg Park

11st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Won novice hurdle at this meeting last year; some promise over fences this season seems on a good mark back in this sphere; should be involved.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta €131.00
Straight Forecast €162.90
Tricast €865.30
Trifecta €733.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Irish Point

RP Ratings (IRE):

Dawn Rising

The Irish Sun:

Grangeclare West

TOPSPEED:

Irish Point

POSTDATA:

Dawn Rising