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14:35 Clonmel

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Tipperary Handicap Hurdle

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  • 2m 3f 182y
  • 16 runners
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Tipperary Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: 890-90

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Showed a little ability in maiden hurdles last season; well beaten in two starts over fences and reverts back to hurdles in his first handicap; unexposed and potentially interesting although not particularly well treated.

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11th

9

8th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:40 Kelso

Pure Sirloin

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Sandy Forster

Won for Gavin Cromwell in Ireland at start of 2023, but left that stable after two disappointing efforts last summer and makes debut for Sandy Forster after 233 days off; others have more pressing claims.

25/1

Form: 408273

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Solid runs in defeat in mares handicaps at Sligo and last month at Tramore; stable back among the winners and certainly respected.

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8

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 194y

15:10 Sligo

Karens Gift

10st 12lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Landed a mares' handicap hurdle at Down Royal in January; mostly campaigned over fences since; returns to hurdles after pulling up in a handicap chase at Tramore last month; others preferred.

14/1

6

2nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 50y

17:50 Tramore

Karens Gift

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Point/hurdle winner; made mistakes on chase debut but was better here last time (2m5f) when beaten under 5l; this shorter trip is no hardship.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 439-45

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Returned from his summer break with good efforts in defeat over 2m at Gowran and 2m6f at Fairyhouse; still uncertain as to his best trip but this one could suit quite well; solid claims.

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2nd

4

25th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

16:45 Perth

Champ Royal

10st 13lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

led

3/1

2nd

2

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

18:10 Musselburgh

Champ Royal

11st 2lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

Has won four of his six starts for this yard and never more impressive than last time at Catterick (3m, soft), for all that he beat just two rivals (the runner-up was a penalised last-time-out winner); 6lb rise asks a question but he has to enter the reckoning.

4/1

Form: 795722 BF

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Winner over hurdles and fences and handles any ground; back to form when runner-up in handicap hurdles over this C&D last month and 11 days ago at Tramore; leading chance here.

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Form: 74365

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Consistent in maiden hurdles and decent handicap debut over this trip at Limerick two weeks ago; shaped like he needed further but might be more positively ridden here; interesting.

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17th

11

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Rolly Bowley Boy

11st 2lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Sole win came at Clonmel over hurdles last winter but has hit the crossbar in four runs over fences this term; poor run over fences latest but interesting from his lower hurdle mark.

8/1

7th

8

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Rolly Bowley Boy

10st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

took keen hold, led narrowly or disputed lead, headed and raced in second 5th, mistake 6th, lost second when mistake 5 out, weakening when mistake 4 out, tailed off

5/1

2nd

6

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Navan

Rolly Bowley Boy

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

led, soon clear, reduced lead 4th, faced challenge after 3 out, headed last, no extra towards finish

11/2

Form: 5-0F44

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Good run in a handicap chase here in November and equally solid effort back over hurdles in a big field contest at Cork last month; same mark here and should go well on that evidence.

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7

20th May 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 50y

16:35 Wexford

West Breeze

11st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Winters

led, 4 lengths ahead 4 out

9/1

4th

10

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

19:48 Ballinrobe

West Breeze

10st 2lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Michael Winters

Has improved over hurdles lately, winning a Clonmel handicap and bouncing back from a fall to run well at Cork last time; competes off an 8lb lower chase mark today gives him a solid chance in theory.

7/2

4th

2

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

West Breeze

11st 11lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Michael Winters

led, clear 2nd

8/1

Form: P0PP30

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Only effort of any merit when a decent third in a 2m maiden hurdle here last month; not badly handicapped on that run.

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6th

16

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

16:25 Naas

Kadys Dirha

11st 1lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Thomas P O’Connor

Getting placed in a Clonmel maiden in late 2022 remains her standout effort; struggled badly in handicaps when last seen in early December.

33/1

Form: 1509-P C

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

1-24; sole win came over 2m here in March; no encouragement from her comeback effort at Limerick in November.

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7th

17

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 110y

17:40 Tramore

Little Token

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: J P O’Keeffe

First reserve; over two years since her sole success at Clonmel although definite encouragement from recent Limerick effort; this trip her limit.

5th

15

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Limerick

Little Token

11st 1lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: J P O’Keeffe

Over two years since her sole success at Clonmel; best run last year was at this venue; hard to fancy based on her last two starts.

16/1

10th

8

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Clonmel

Little Token

11st 4lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: J P O’Keeffe

never better than midfield, weakened after 2 out (usual 3 out)

12/1

Form: 3-48FP

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Ordinary maiden hurdle form and pulled up on his handicap debut at Limerick; cheekpieces tried here but others look much more likely.

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3rd

9

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:15 Wexford

Plain Or Battered

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

Ran creditably over this trip at Leopardstown in March last year on his penultimate run for his previous trainer; fell in a handicap chase on stable debut; strong contender now following a good second in a 2m6f handicap hurdle at Down Royal; needs to jump more cleanly.

9/2

Form: 6347-P

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Returned to action in a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle last month; no encouragement from that effort and probably safe to pass over.

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0

2

30th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

15:40 Cartmel

Carrigeen Konini

11st 6lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Micky Hammond

Maiden; pulled up at Huntingdon last month on British debut (second start over fences): others have more to recommend them.

12/1

4

17th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:55 Hexham

Carrigeen Konini

11st 4lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-Irish maiden who was pulled up on last month's stable debut at Huntingdon (2m7f, good); difficult to enthuse over after that performance.

12/1

2

11th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Carrigeen Konini

11st 12lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Micky Hammond

Inconsistent winter over hurdles for Liz Lalor either side of a huge task in a Graded mares' novice chase; out of a useful 2m2f-2m4f chaser so some hope in this sphere, if maybe not over this far; stable bow.

11/1

Form: 924340

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Put together some consistent efforts in handicap hurdles and chases in the autumn; poor effort here in November when last seen; first run for his new stable here and interesting to see what the market makes of his chances.

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9th

6

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

16:25 Naas

Early Arrival

11st 10lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

Strike-rate of 1-31 sets the alarm bells ringing but he went close in a huge field over C&D 12 days ago and will surely be on the scene if he can repeat that form.

4/1

Form: 0-7508

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

No impact in a trio of maiden hurdles; cheekpieces tried but others more likely.

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9

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:18 Uttoxeter

Leading The Way

10st 3lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Placed over hurdles in Ireland last spring but has struggled over hurdles/fences for current stable since the autumn; very difficult to enthuse over.

100/1

7th

8

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Leading The Way

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

15-race maiden; had some hurdle form in Ireland but tailed off in four runs for this yard, divided between hurdles and fences (from 2m to 2m4f).

50/1

Form: 740-0

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Decent effort when fourth in a good ground maiden hurdle at Thurles in March; not beaten that far in a 2m maiden hurdle here last month; more needed on her handicap debut.

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12th

6

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 191y

19:43 Roscommon

Mrs Macker

11st 7lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Ms M Flynn

towards rear of midfield

33/1

5

22nd Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 100y

16:35 Punchestown

Mrs Macker

11st 7lb

J: Derek Thomas McGrath

T: Ms M Flynn

Minor promise when a distant fourth in a Thurles maiden hurdle second time out but poor form twice since; progress possible now handicapping back up in trip.

20/1

Form: 96-5P0

Last run: 65 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

0-15 and not much to recommend although not entirely disgraced at Fairyhouse in November when last seen; others more likely.

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2nd

16

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Silverstrand

10st 13lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: John C McConnell

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders before 3 out, went second after last, kept on, no match for winner

8/1

7th

11

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 170y

17:35 Downpatrick

Silverstrand

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

No win in 14 hurdle starts but solid runs at Naas (3m) and Ballinrobe (2m6f) earlier this year; questions to answer after being tailed-off at Kilbeggan since.

10/1

Abandoned

Form: 00800- D

Last run: 399 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won a handicap hurdle off 4lb lower at Fairyhouse two years ago; first run for Colm Murphy after 13 months off.

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5th

13

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 150y

19:55 Downpatrick

Tangental

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

prominent, not fluent 4th, not fluent 5th

4/1

15

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 80y

16:45 Tipperary

Tangental

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

Dual hurdles winner is unexposed and 10lb lower over fences; not far behind a couple of these when fourth at Navan; only beaten 4l over 2m4f at Down Royal last time and stepping back up in trip should suit.

7/2

3rd

12

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Tangental

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

midfield, in touch with leaders after 4 out, prominent before 2 out, went third but no extra after last, no match for first two

11/2

Form: /02/0/

Last run: 671 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

One good run in 2019, finishing second in a 2m handicap at Fairyhouse; off for almost two years and best watched.

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18th

20

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

14:30 Punchestown

Mighty Jeremy

11st 6lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Liam G O’Brien

Front-runner with three wins to his credit; has been at his best on testing ground though and won't get a soft lead here; others preferred.

20/1

5th

2

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 80y

15:50 Tramore

Mighty Jeremy

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Liam G O’Brien

in rear

16/1

10

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Mighty Jeremy

10st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Liam G O’Brien

Won back-to-back handicap hurdles last season; respectable fourth at Navan last month was a step back in the right direction; got a good ride from the front when winning by 10l over 2m4f here in early February; found his revised mark too much at Gowran ten days later.

16/1

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Verdict

Far from a vintage contest but reasonably competitive. Lake Chad and Karen’s Gift both come here in reasonable form. Champ Royal could be well suited by this trip, while West Breeze comes into it on his best form. A tentative selection goes to ROLLY BOWLEY BOY, a staying-on fourth on his handicap debut at Limerick and can go close with a more positive ride. [Justin O’Hanlon]