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  • 2m 4f 93y
  • 15 runners
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Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.80
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 706

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Navan sixth was a massive improvement from his previous Naas run; place possibility if building on that run, though hard to be sure if he is worthy of an initial rating of 102, which would be typically good enough to give a horse a good chance in a race like this.

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2nd

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Buddy One

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Acts on soft going; good second in 2m4f handicap at this meeting last year; looks set to go well again, having posted a big effort (40-1 fourth, two places behind Flooring Porter) in the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham most recently.

10/1

2

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Buddy One

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Third in the Martin Pipe here last March (2m4f, soft) and continued to progress in handicaps last year, defying top weight in big field here (3m, soft) in November; struggled in two Irish Grade 1s in December and has to prove he can cut it in this company, but he's capable of better than those last two performances and maybe a break will have helped; not ruled out each-way.

25/1

0

4

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

13:50 Leopardstown

Buddy One

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Good handicap form last season, third in the Martin Pipe and second to fellow Irish raider Fennor Cross at Aintree; improved in recent months when upped in trip, winning over 2m6f at Galway and 3m at Cheltenham; failed to cope with rise in class when last of five in the Hatton's Grace; faces less formidable opposition now and the longer trip will suit.

7/1

4/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 095

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Mid-division on his first two starts; took a step in the right direction when a staying-on fifth behind three-time bumper winner Hunters Yarn in a 25-runner maiden over 2m at Naas; good chance over a longer trip in a race of this modest standard.

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2nd

2

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

14:20 Clonmel

Harvard Guy

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

raced in second throughout, ridden before last, no chance with winner when mistake last, kept on

11/8

1st

1

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Navan

Harvard Guy

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

in touch with leaders, prominent behind clear leaders after 3rd

6/1

1st

6

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Harvard Guy

10st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

midfield, headway and prominent halfway, went second after 4 out, led approaching last, ridden and went clear run-in, kept on well, comfortably

6/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 58-65

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair hurdling debut when a staying-on to sixth of 23 over 2m at Cork in November; capable of making his presence felt at this level on the evidence of Leopardstown fifth; first runner for trainer who has taken over from his much-respected late father.

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1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

El Capitaine

12st 0lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Tom Dreaper

held up in rear, in touch with leaders towards far side when fell 3 out

10/1

9th

3

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Navan

El Capitaine

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Tom Dreaper

Plenty of promise in his three hurdle starts last season and open to progress now handicapping but may be best watched this time returning from 399 days off.

16/1

Form: 0658

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Did not make much impression in four bumper runs, the latest at this venue; may improve for switch to hurdling and longer trip; senior rider aboard.

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6th

2

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

17:05 Leopardstown

Soldaro

12st 4lb

J: Mr B T Stone

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual hurdle winner last year and put up some decent beginners' chase runs before pulled-up last time; chance if rebounding.

10/1

7

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 65y

13:30 Fairyhouse

Soldaro

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won back-to-back over hurdles last year; has taken on some smart types in beginners' events but has plenty to prove at this stage; finished behind Sainte Dona at Thurles in October; well held by Jumping Jet based on 2m4f Down Royal clash; better judged on more recent third over 2m at this venue.

100/30

Form: 885

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has shown definite promise in two maiden outings though beaten a long way both times; has an edge over Neev's Dream on Naas running.

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15th

15

14th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:25 Cork

Jane Wilde

11st 2lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: C A Murphy

Lightly raced mare was never sighted on handicap debut at Kilbeggan in April, having shown some promise in maidens; remains a potential improver.

16/1

13th

14

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 50y

16:35 Kilbeggan

Jane Wilde

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

towards rear

14/1

5th

12

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 93y

15:21 Fairyhouse

Jane Wilde

11st 5lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: C A Murphy

Has shown definite promise in two maiden outings though beaten a long way both times; has an edge over Neev's Dream on Naas running.

8/1

Form: 47-4P4

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran twice in bumpers for Nicky Henderson; well beaten in fourth at Thurles on Irish/hurdling debut; pulled-up at Limerick; may be starting to get the hang of things judged on his Clonmel fourth 11 days ago

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0

10

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Listowel

I Am Rocco

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brian M McMahon

Failed to win for Nicky Henderson and Willie Mullins; tailed off in two beginners' chases for this yard and goes handicapping with much to prove.

50/1

7th

2

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

19:35 Ballinrobe

I Am Rocco

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Brian M McMahon

towards rear

20/1

5th

3

3rd Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 111y

14:10 Galway

I Am Rocco

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brian M McMahon

Modest bumper form for Nicky Henderson and not much better over hurdles for Willie Mullins; debuts for Brian McMahon here but looks out of his depth on his chase debut.

50/1

Form: 7-07F

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Beginning to weaken after prominent run when falling at second-last in a 2m maiden at Cork three weeks ago; in-form Cian Quirke takes off 7lb.

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7th

14

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 93y

15:21 Fairyhouse

Roccabaker

11st 5lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

Beginning to weaken after prominent run when falling at second-last in a 2m maiden at Cork three weeks ago; in-form Cian Quirke takes off 7lb.

12/1

10

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:27 Cork

Roccabaker

11st 5lb

J: Mr C M Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

Mildly progressive in a bumper and two maiden hurdles to date; would not need to progress much more to have an each-way chance here.

33/1

18

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

11:55 Tramore

Roccabaker

10st 11lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Andrew Slattery

Third reserve; tailed off in three starts so far.

Form: 0-80

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Put in an improved round of jumping at Punchestown, more likely a handicap prospect.

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2nd

11

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:00 Killarney

Away To Milan

11st 2lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Seems to be on the upgrade; respectable fourth at Tipperary in May and would have been closer but for a bad mistake at the final flight; built on that when winning at Wexford; that was over a shorter trip and he not certain to be as effective at 2m4f; up 9lb into the bargain.

6/1

1st

3

31st May 2023

Good

2m 1f 100y

18:30 Wexford

Away To Milan

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

disputed lead early, raced in second after 1st, disputed lead before 7th, led clearly after 4 out, ridden before 2 out, ran on, eased towards finish

9/2

Form: 95-P60

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Nondescript bumper form; had plenty of horses behind her when sixth on hurdling debut at Naas; failed to match that form at Clonmel 11 days ago; riding plans now suggest a stable preference for Malton Groove.

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0

3

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 170y

17:35 Downpatrick

Cool Croi

11st 11lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Best effort came when third in a Perth novice handicap over 3m but was disappointing back at that track since; has a squeak if bouncing back.

13/2

6th

2

24th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

17:17 Perth

Cool Croi

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

0-5 over hurdles but bettered her low-key handicap debut (2m1f) when close third of six over C&D (good) last month; remains very unexposed over this sort of trip and might be seen to better effect if today's race is run at a stronger pace.

15/8

3rd

1

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

19:00 Perth

Cool Croi

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in last

3/1

Form: 0670

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not enough in his bumper or hurdles form to suggest he can play a leading part.

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7th

1

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Ask Bob

11st 12lb

J: William Maggs

T: Andrew Crook

Failed to win (0-8) for John McConnell; was in the process of running creditably though when falling heavily at the final flight at Cartmel (2m1f, soft; 6-1) last August; useful claimer William Maggs booked, so worth a market check on first start for Andy Crook.

7/1

0

6

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

15:25 Downpatrick

Ask Bob

11st 9lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Showed a bit more before coming down suffering a heavy fall at Cartmel 20 days ago on handicap debut; could have a say if he builds on that from this lower mark.

3/1

0

2

26th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

16:36 Cartmel

Ask Bob

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: John C McConnell

in rear

9/2

Form: 85704

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Limerick fourth was his best effort yet, needs to find a bit extra in order to feature now.

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4th

9

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Coole Vision

10st 3lb

J: Melanie Horsman

T: Norman Lee

in rear, headway halfway, prominent after 3 out, briefly disputed lead before 2 out, no extra and weakened from last

16/1

10

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 49y

16:50 Thurles

Coole Vision

11st 0lb

J: Melanie Horsman

T: Norman Lee

towards rear of midfield

25/1

11th

5

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 93y

15:21 Fairyhouse

Coole Vision

11st 12lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

Limerick fourth was his best effort yet, needs to find a bit extra in order to feature now.

12/1

20/1

Form: 0-007

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Struggled on stable/hurdling debut at Cork; had plenty of horses behind when remote seventh behind the smart Impaire Et Passe at Naas, but is held by fifth-placed Jane Wild on that running.

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5th

7

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

18:40 Bellewstown

Neevs Dream

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

towards rear of midfield, mistake 4 out, headway 3 out, no impression after 2 out

9/1

6th

4

12th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Kilbeggan

Neevs Dream

11st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Seven-race maiden; only beaten 6l in a novice handicap hurdle in March and encouraging fourth on last month's return; entitled to come on for that but her improved form has come on good ground and there's rain forecast.

5/1

Form: 005

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Improved on previous form when fifth at Tramore at the beginning of the month; a lot more needed in order to win a race; cheekpieces on now.

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5

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Duncarrig

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

Left some poor runs behind when getting off the mark in 2m handicap hurdle at Navan in September, seemingly appreciating a drop back in trip; poor run since on softer ground however and definite ground concerns here for chase debut.

12/1

14th

3

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

Duncarrig

11st 13lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

Left some poor runs behind when getting off the mark in a handicap hurdle at Navan in September, seemingly appreciating a drop back in trip; nothing special about that form but can give another good account.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 8-4P

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Flopped here last time after an early mistake; 3-1 chance then, much better judged on previous Naas fourth in a race that has been well advertised by the third-placed Eabha Grace, the fifth Gaoth Cheoil and Cadatharla (seventh); should be in the mix.

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10th

1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Malton Groove

12st 0lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Initial hurdles promise, failed to progress for Gordon Elliott; bought at Caldwell dispersal for a modest 8,000euros and pick of form for new connections when fair fourth in Thurles maiden hurdle; tongue tied now added to hood worn the last twice and top-weight opposable.

10/1

6th

11

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Malton Groove

10st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Initial hurdles promise; failed to make progress for Gordon Elliott, including in beginners' chases; bought at Caldwell dispersal for a modest 8,000euros; poor first effort for current yard last month; better in a maiden hurdle at Thurles last time; only 2lb out of the handicap but hard to make a strong case.

25/1

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Exacta €960.00
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Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

El Capitaine

SPOTLIGHT:

Malton Groove

POSTDATA:

El Capitaine

The Irish Sun:

Malton Groove