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13:25 Clonmel

Heavy

Munster Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 2m 0f 164y
  • 8 runners
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Munster Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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Abandoned

Form: 2414P- D

Last run: 258 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Talented horse but has had more off days than on days; never really fulfilled his immense early promise; started off last season well over fences but ended the season bursting at Punchestown; often runs well fresh so not to be underestimated and the most likely alternative to his stable companion.

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5th

1

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

15:00 Perth

Blue Sari

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Runner-up to Envoi Allen in the Champion Bumper of 2019; not reached the heights expected of him since sent over obstacles, winning only a maiden hurdle and a beginners' chase; not the first time he has bled when pulled up in a Leopardstown handicap in February but the ability is there to beat these should the wheels stay on; changed stables but remains in top ownership.

14/1

6

4th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Leopardstown

Blue Sari

11st 9lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

led, joined after 2nd, raced in second from 3rd, pecked on landing 5 out, lost second 3 out

7/1

2nd

1

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

13:50 Clonmel

Blue Sari

11st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: W P Mullins

Talented horse but has had more off days than on days; never really fulfilled his immense early promise; started off last season well over fences but ended the season bursting at Punchestown; often runs well fresh so not to be underestimated and the most likely alternative to his stable companion.

5/1

Form: 74P-43 CD BF

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Only victory came in a soft maiden hurdle for Arthur Moore here in 2021; not disgraced in a pair of novice chases this season but difficult to see him troubling the favourite.

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16

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:55 Navan

The Priests Leap

10st 13lb

J: Nathan Andrews

T: Gordon Elliott

Maiden hurdle winner in March 2021 but losing run since and he's been tailed off in two runs for this yard; plenty to prove at present, even from falling mark.

50/1

6th

5

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 67y

17:40 Clonmel

The Priests Leap

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, lost second 5th, lost third 5 out, ridden and weakened from 4 out

3/1

16th

11

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

18:25 Killarney

The Priests Leap

10st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Gordon Elliott

1-17; lost his way towards the end of his time with William Durkan; needs to prove he stays this trip but he's an interesting recruit for this yard; wears first-time cheekpieces.

15/2

Form: /332-1 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Touched off a short-head in the Boodles at Cheltenham in March on his stable debut after nine months off; jumping right probably cost him that day; made short work of inferior opposition in a Tramore maiden hurdle last month; hard to oppose here.

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2nd

1

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 75y

17:25 Punchestown

Gaelic Warrior

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Signed off last term with 3m Grade 1 novice hurdle win here; 3-4 over fences, impressive scorer over 2m3f here and similar at Limerick (easily beat Il Etait Temps) before disappointing at Leopardstown (well held by sole rival when unseating rider at the last) in February; brilliant in first-time hood in the Arkle at Cheltenham; may have become less enigmatic.

2/7

1st

3

12th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Gaelic Warrior

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

travelled strongly, prominent

3/1

4

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

13:10 Leopardstown

Gaelic Warrior

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Suffered only defeat last season when second to stablemate Impaire Et Passe in the Ballymore; signed off with 3m Grade 1 win at Punchestown; dominant from a long way out in scoring eased-down by 15l on chase debut at the same venue; jumped well and always in full control when beating Il Etait Temps over an extended 2m3f in Grade 1 at Limerick; looks the part.

4/5

Form: -43U31 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Good effort in a Punchestown maiden hurdle followed by a game performance from the front at Limerick two weeks ago; much more needed here but clearly going the right way.

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Form: 35-416

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Gained a somewhat overdue success in a Kilbeggan maiden hurdle in June; off until running okay in a novice handicap hurdle at Leopardstown two weeks ago; plenty to find here on ground possibly more testing than ideal but could go well.

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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: 455P-5 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Created a good impression in a Thurles mares maiden hurdle last season but never really kicked on from there; jumping left a bit to be desired and eventually tailed off in a Grade 3 at Leopardstown two weeks ago; likely to do better here but others have an edge.

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6th

3

5th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Wexford

Braganza

11st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

held up in midfield

3/1

14th

4

5th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 150y

13:10 Leopardstown

Braganza

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Created a good impression in winning a Thurles mares' maiden hurdle last season but career has not progressed as might have been expected; has done most of her racing in good company; not without a chance if the addition of a tongue-tie does the trick in her first handicap.

16/1

4th

6

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

13:50 Clonmel

Braganza

11st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Created a good impression in a Thurles mares maiden hurdle last season but never really kicked on from there; jumping left a bit to be desired and eventually tailed off in a Grade 3 at Leopardstown two weeks ago; likely to do better here but others have an edge.

12/1

Form: C08F-

Last run: 296 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Was in the process of running a fair race when falling in a 2m2f maiden hurdle here in March when last seen; looks out of his depth here though.

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9th

10

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:50 Cork

Topothelane

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: J P O’Keeffe

Moderate hurdles form 2022/23 season; won Boulta open point-to-point in December but well held twice since; hard to fancy.

66/1

13th

17

29th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:17 Naas

Topothelane

11st 12lb

J: Ian Power

T: J P O’Keeffe

Tailed off when set a huge task in a conditions race on his seasonal debut at Clonmel; not a likely contender.

100/1

5th

7

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

13:50 Clonmel

Topothelane

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: J P O’Keeffe

Was in the process of running a fair race when falling in a 2m2f maiden hurdle here in March when last seen; looks out of his depth here though.

100/1

Form: 56

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Indifferent jumping but has shown a bit of ability in two starts over further; up against it here though.

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8th

7

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

18:58 Wexford

Apples In Winter

10st 13lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: Liam Casey

Placed on heavy ground last winter; coped well with better going when third in a mares' maiden at Punchestown recently; an official rating of 98 gives her a definite chance in theory.

6/1

3rd

3

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

13:55 Punchestown

Apples In Winter

11st 12lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: Liam Casey

Pick of form when second in 2m3f Clonmel mares maiden on heavy last term; hasn't progressed however, well held in handicap there on latest; place prospects at best and first try on decent ground.

8/1

8

31st May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:00 Wexford

Apples In Winter

11st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Liam Casey

in a maiden hurdle on heavy ground at Clonmel in January; faces a tough task against several higher-rated geldings.

20/1

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Verdict

This is a stiffer test for GAELIC WARRIOR than his maiden hurdle at Tramore, but the Boodles runner-up should take another step towards his Cheltenham target here. Stable companion Blue Sari can put it up to him if at his best. [Justin O’Hanlon]