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Yielding To Soft

Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors “50,000 Cheltenham Bonus For Stable Staff” Nov Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £78318.58
  • 2m 6f 27y
  • 9 runners
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Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors “50,000 Cheltenham Bonus For Stable Staff” Nov Hurdle (Grade 1)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 2/1U1 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Looked promising when staying on well to win a bumper second time out; made an error when unseating on hurdle debut but left that effort behind when making all in a 2m4f maiden hurdle here in December; jumped the hurdles quite big but put the race to bed in good style and the form has been boosted with the fourth bolting up since; may not be able to dictate the pace as easily in this field though.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

15th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Good Land

11st 7lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Early mishap on hurdling debut in December but has won twice since, holding on well to land Grade 1 at Leopardstown (2m6f, yielding) last month; others have shown better form and created better visual impressions but, nevertheless, he's well worth his place in this line-up.

100/30

1st

5

4th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 6f 27y

13:20 Leopardstown

Good Land

11st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

raced freely, prominent, soon raced in second, led going easily 2 out, ridden after last, kept on, always doing enough

11/4

1st

7

29th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Good Land

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

led

13/2

14/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 1-13 BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Has shaped like a promising stayer in the making so far; won valuable Punchestown bumper and stayed on well to win a Punchestown maiden hurdle on seasonal return in November; beaten roughly 5l when stepped up in class at Naas last month though and American Mike is the yard's first-string.

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Verdict Starting price

2

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Absolute Notions

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gordon Elliott

Staying-on second in a Grade 1 novice at Leopardstown (2m6f, yielding) on this day last year, before running a shocker in Aintree Grade 1 (3m, soft) in April; won a three-runner race at 1-12 on reappearance in November and withdrawn twice since on heavy ground; surely still brings potential at this sort of trip and is very much one to note on handicap debut.

4/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 227-21 D

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

12l runner-up to Facile Vega in the Grade 2 bumper at this meeting last year; chased home a nice prospect (Three Card Brag) when runner-up in a maiden hurdle at Galway in October; confirmed the promise of that effort when stepped up in trip at Punchestown, winning by 12l; runner-up from that contest has let the form down since but he may improve again.

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4th

5

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 213y

18:00 Punchestown

Sandor Clegane

11st 10lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Last year's Albert Bartlett third is 0-4 chasing this season but smart level of form, including 10l second to Embassy Gardens in Grade 3 at Naas and when fourth to Fact To File in Brown Advisory at same venue last month, still novicey in jumping; more needed and jumping has to be more fluent at this level.

10/1

5

13th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Sandor Clegane

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Third to Stay Away Fay in last year's Albert Bartlett at big odds; yet to match that level in three runs over fences, brushed aside by Embassy Gardens when wearing first-time tongue-tie (retained here) at Naas 45 days ago; return to this track needs to bring about serious improvement.

16/1

2nd

6

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

14:45 Naas

Sandor Clegane

11st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

led on inner, reduced lead halfway, steadied 11th, headed last, soon went clear with winner, no extra final 110yds

10/1

Form: 66-112

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Improving with each run; maiden hurdle winner at Punchestown on return before making all in a Listed novice hurdle at Cork (3m, heavy); seemed to get outpaced before staying on again when runner-up in a Grade 3 last time; shorter trip isn't certain to be ideal on that evidence but possible that he could improve again.

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14

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Cool Survivor

10st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't jump well, never better than midfield, towards rear when bad mistake 13th, pulled up after 14th

25/1

13th

14

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Cool Survivor

11st 6lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

3m Listed novice hurdle winner last season (heavy) and best run in that sphere was his staying-on fourth in Grade 1 novice at Leopardstown (2m6f, yielding) last February; hasn't hit same form heights over fences, most recently 19l fourth of 25 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (2m5f), but he's on a good mark on his hurdle form and the step up in trip could be ideal.

13/2

4th

17

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Cool Survivor

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Smart form over hurdles last season including fourth of eight in a 2m6f Grade 1 event here; solid display against the smart Quilixios on chasing debut at Limerick; twice soundly beaten at Punchestown since behind top Mullins novices; others preferred but not without a chance.

14/1

Form: 21 C

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Point winner; chased home Absolute Notions in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown before getting off the mark in a 2m4f maiden hurdle at this venue last month; that doesn't look like the strongest form on offer so he'll need a decent chunk of improvement for the step up in trip here.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 100y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Deep Cave

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Point-to-point winner progressed in each of three runs over hurdles, including 2m4f Leopardstown maiden win and when not quite getting home over 2m6f in Grade 1 novice there in February; likely will need to improve.

13/2

5th

4

4th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 6f 27y

13:20 Leopardstown

Deep Cave

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

towards rear, headway after 2 out, pushed along disputing third approaching last, no extra and lost fourth towards finish

16/1

1st

5

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

Deep Cave

11st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, headway 3 out, pushed along and went third approaching last, ran on well and made strong challenge final 110yds, led towards finish

5/2

Form: 1-15 BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

£430,000 purchase; followed up a bumper win with a facile maiden hurdle success at Navan in November; however, that form didn't really work out and he was turned over when favourite a Grade 1 novice at Naas since (reportedly coughed post race); hard to gauge after that effort but the longer trip is sure to suit; Townend prefers Quais De Paris.

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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: 3-1

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Big eyecatcher when third on debut at Compiegne before selling for 180,000Euros; didn't look entirely in love with the tight turning undulations of Tramore when winning at 1-5 on his yard debut last month; interesting that connections drop him in at the deep end here up in trip and significant that he's the yard's first-string.

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7th

7

4th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 6f 27y

13:20 Leopardstown

Quais De Paris

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

prominent, ridden and outpaced after 2 out, no extra approaching last

4/1

1st

8

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

11:55 Tramore

Quais De Paris

11st 4lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

prominent, headway disputing second after 3 out, raced wide before 2 out, ridden to lead after 2 out, clear approaching last, ridden out run-in

6/4

18

1st Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 199y

15:02 Thurles

Quais De Paris

11st 12lb

J: Richard Condon

T: W P Mullins

Masked Marvel 4yo is first foal of a French 2m1f hurdle winner; third in Compiegne 3yo newcomers hurdle in October 2021 (heavy) and following month bought for 180,000Euros at Arqana Autumn Sales; represents top connections and very interesting if he gets a run.

Form: 1-31

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Third behind Hermes Allen in a Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham in November and justified favouritism when dropped down in class at the same venue last month; that form has been boosted by the runner-up winning a decent looking Grade 2 on trials day at Cheltenham last week; solid form claims.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

19

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Weveallbeencaught

10st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

He has to improve markedly upon his last three performances (3m/3m1f, soft/heavy) to make an impact today; however, before those he stayed on well for third of four on his chase debut in a hot novice at Cheltenham (3m, good to soft) and today's expected return to better ground could help him tap back into that promise; on an attractive mark on the chase debut form.

14/1

6th

22

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Weveallbeencaught

10st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Has course form over hurdles and was far from disgraced in the Albert Bartlett here (3m, soft) last March; chasing type who made a useful start over fences when third of four over 3m here (good to soft) in October and although he hasn't gone on from that in two runs since, and his handicap debut was disappointing in December, the early form puts him in the picture; fitting a tongue-tie could also help on return from a break.

10/1

6th

2

16th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 56y

Class 3

12:40 Cheltenham

Weveallbeencaught

11st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

in touch with leaders, prominent 3 out, weakened 2 out

7/2

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Non-runners

American Mike

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Payout
Exacta €285.00
Straight Forecast €384.00
Tricast €1603.20
Trifecta €1372.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Grangeclare West

TOPSPEED:

Weveallbeencaught

SPOTLIGHT:

Quais De Paris

POSTDATA:

Grangeclare West

The Irish Sun:

Grangeclare West