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16:20 Fairyhouse

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Bobbyjo Day February 25th Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 2m 3f 165y
  • 16 runners
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Bobbyjo Day February 25th Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.90
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 010039

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Bounced back to form when third of 13 at Limerick in November but she was tailed off for the third time in four runs back at that venue on St Stephen's Day; while she's got a decent strike-rate of 4-24, she doesn't look the most reliable at present.

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8th

1

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Tramore

Robyndeglory

12st 0lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: Declan Queally

Off a similar mark when winning at Fairyhouse (2m4f, yielding) earlier this year; hit and miss since then (has tried chasing) but possibilities if on a going day.

10/1

3rd

1

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Limerick

Robyndeglory

12st 4lb

J: Mr D E Phelan

T: Declan Queally

Has won three handicaps, most recent of them off 107 in February, and solid run when third at Fairyhouse (3m, soft) last time having had a spell over fences.

7/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 43/634

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Placed in bumpers and promise in maiden hurdles so far; back down in trip for handicap debut and his opening mark looks fair.

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1st

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Quite Incredible

11st 12lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent throughout, went second after 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden to lead run-in, idled and reduced lead towards finish

25/1

12th

4

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Quite Incredible

11st 8lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

15-race maiden; promise last season but has really lost his way in recent times and tailed off again at Fairyhouse last time; back down in trip.

20/1

20/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 71PF03 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Course winner earlier in the campaign but has really lost her way since finishing tailed off on last two runs; stiff looking mark at present.

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0

3

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Time To Rocco

11st 7lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Colin Motherway

Latest win came in a 2m2f mares chase here in March; consistent since without winning, most recently behind R'Eveleyn Pleasure at Cork; should get closer but others preferred.

7/1

4th

2

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:07 Cork

Time To Rocco

11st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Colin Motherway

Won a 2m2f mares' event at Thurles last March; has done most of her racing in conditions races; soundly beaten in fourth behind the useful Brides Hill in a mares' handicap at Fairyhouse last month; probably vulnerable off this mark.

6/1

4th

6

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

11:55 Fairyhouse

Time To Rocco

10st 11lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Colin Motherway

towards rear, not fluent 1st

7/1

18/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 7F2PP2 D

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Bounced back from two poor runs at Thurles when beaten roughly 1l in a beginners' at Tramore in December; looks feasibly treated from this mark back over timber but he's not the most consistent (failed to complete in four of last seven starts).

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2nd

6

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Aintree

Prince Zaltar

10st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: P J Rothwell

Steadily progressive 6yo who won twice in the spring (2m4f, good to yielding/good) and was a respectable sixth of 20 at Cheltenham (2m5f, good to soft) three weeks ago; also effective on soft; last time was his first run since July and he may be able to build on it.

16/1

6

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Prince Zaltar

11st 8lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

The winner of two 2m4f handicaps in Ireland this year and late mistakes did him no favours when beaten 14l over 2m7f the final time; needs to resume improvement to defy this sort of mark.

20/1

4th

7

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 180y

15:05 Killarney

Prince Zaltar

10st 11lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Has gained two wins over 2m4f this year; not at his best back at this trip at Ballinrobe when last seen; probably needs a career best to defy his current mark.

10/1

Form: 732724

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

19-race maiden; knocking on the door this term and not beaten far again (roughly 2l) at Punchestown last month; best efforts have come on heavy ground though.

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2

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:10 Tramore

Gali Flight

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

30-race maiden and then of those defeats have been over fences; didn't run badly last time in a handicap but wouldn't be the obvious answer to this.

8/1

7th

4

2nd Nov 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 66y

13:30 Thurles

Gali Flight

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

prominent, went second and raced wide 8th, led when good jump 3 out, headed and weakened before last

14/1

0

6

7th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 107y

15:05 Fairyhouse

Gali Flight

11st 2lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Philip Fenton

Long-standing maiden has been placed in three beginners' chases; wouldn't have been far away in Kilbeggan handicap in April when exiting at the last but well held in two subsequent handicaps including the race won by C'est Quelqu'un at Downpatrick last month.

12/1

Form: 545B60 D

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Form has dipped in recent starts and his best form is over further than this; getting down to a good mark but others preferred.

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8th

7

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Lessofdnegativity

11st 6lb

J: Daniel King

T: Andrew McNamara

Three-time winner in 2021 including over this trip; on a long losing run, however not discredited latest back at 2m4f; could soon be approaching a competitive mark but others preferred for now.

16/1

6th

12

8th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Lessofdnegativity

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Andrew McNamara

Form has dipped in recent starts and his best form is over further than this; getting down to a good mark but others preferred.

33/1

11th

20

27th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 6f 0y

13:50 Navan

Lessofdnegativity

10st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Andrew McNamara

Some reasonable runs over fences lately without quite looking like hitting the target; trip and ground should be right up his street.

20/1

Form: -89791

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who bounced back to form in very impressive style when winning by 30l at Clonmel last month; 12lb rise may underestimate that performance and this is only her third start in a handicap; the one to beat.

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19th

8

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Premier Queen

11st 11lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Winner of a bumper and handicap hurdle, both successes gained at Clonmel; best run in a while came at Thurles on penultimate start; seventh in a 19-runner contest at Naas last time.

16/1

7th

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:52 Naas

Premier Queen

11st 6lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

in touch with leaders

11/1

Form: P76218

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Built on a promising 1l defeat in maiden hurdle company when winning on handicap debut at Tramore; may have found 3m on testing ground too much last time and respected back down in trip.

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1st

7

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

18:07 Ballinrobe

Cheerful Chap

10st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

made all, not fluent last, ridden and 2 lengths ahead run-in, faced challenge final strides, just held on

7/2

Form: U940

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Promise when fourth in a maiden hurdle at Cork on his penultimate start; was tailed off at Leopardstown since but that was a deep maiden hurdle won by High Definition; interesting up in trip on handicap debut.

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11

22nd Feb 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:25 Punchestown

True Artist

11st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Gerard O’Leary

Long standing maiden on the Flat; tailed off on handicap debut a fortnight ago and major doubts about this trip.

33/1

9th

11

8th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

16:20 Fairyhouse

True Artist

11st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Gerard O’Leary

Promise when fourth in a maiden hurdle at Cork on his penultimate start; was tailed off at Leopardstown since but that was a deep maiden hurdle won by High Definition; interesting up in trip on handicap debut.

20/1

8

(3)

18th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

13:35 Dundalk (AW)

True Artist

9st 12lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Gerard O’Leary

Developed behavioural issues (refusing to start in races at Clonmel and Laytown) after several placed efforts last season; fit from hurdling and shaped quite well at Cork on penultimate start; 73-rated gelding has four seconds to his name on turf; definite chance if coming out of the stalls with the others.

5/1

Form: 635252

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Bounced back to form when beaten just half a length at Limerick over Christmas; might have won that with some better jumping and he's respected from 3lb higher.

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8th

1

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

16:25 Naas

A Mere Bagatelle

12st 0lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Mostly chasing during the past year, winning off a similar mark at Kilbeggan last summer; made a quiet return to hurdling after a break at Taunton three weeks ago but the blinkers could sharpen up him.

14/1

Form: 08-67

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

A bit of promise on her return in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown but tailed off over C&D a fortnight ago; not obviously well treated on handicap debut.

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1st

4

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 150y

13:45 Tramore

Fruit Blossom

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

One of the better hurdlers in this field and returns to chasing on the back of a handicap win at Down Royal (2m6f) last week; last of four on chase debut at Perth prior to that but better expected this time.

3/1

1st

1

13th Aug 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 165y

15:40 Downpatrick

Fruit Blossom

12st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Second over C&D and at Kilbeggan in April before getting off the mark at Wexford the following month; her Ballinrobe fourth was in a competitive heat but below-par last twice including when tried over fences at Perth.

9/2

4th

3

6th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 4

15:18 Perth

Fruit Blossom

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders

9/2

14/1

Form: 60/P17 D BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Left all previous form behind when winning a maiden hurdle on debut for this yard at Limerick in December; ran to a similar standard when beaten roughly 10l on handicap debut last month (sent off favourite); same mark here and in need of progress.

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3rd

1

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 3

15:40 Carlisle

Go Boy

11st 10lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

held up in rear

9/4

2nd

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

14:10 Kelso

Go Boy

10st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Pulled up on his chasing debut in Ireland but he was a fair winner over hurdles there and made a fine start for his new yard back chasing when easily landing 2m Carlisle handicap in December; up 6lb but has more to offer and rates a big player with few miles still on the clock.

8/11

Form: -P03PP

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in his last couple of starts including when stopping quickly back in a handicap hurdle last time; very best efforts have come over a bit further than this.

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12th

3

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 185y

17:20 Downpatrick

Simply Shabra

11st 11lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Anthony McCann

Off the mark at the 19th attempt under rules at Naas in January before finishing tailed off in a novice chase; distant sixth back at Naas last time from his new mark and his inconsistency makes him hard to fancy.

20/1

Form: 2PP2P0

Last run: 120 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Tailed off back in a handicap hurdle at Punchestown in October; doesn't look particularly well handicapped on anything he's done for this yard and off 120 days.

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11th

13

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Grangeclare Native

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Winning hurdler; 0-11 over fences, tailed off behind Stealthy Tom here in February on first attempt over this course.

66/1

12th

15

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 1f 0y

13:10 Punchestown

Grangeclare Native

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

soon prominent, led 4th, disputed lead after 6th, headed after 8th, pressed leaders 16th, lost position when mistake 22nd, slow jump 5 out, soon pushed along, ridden and weakened 3 out, tailed off

33/1

Form: 907P1- D

Last run: 302 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Got his head back in front in a maiden hurdle at Ayr when last seen; opening mark is workable but likely to need this after 302 days off.

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15th

12

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 24y

15:12 Naas

Sundrenched

11st 2lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: J J Lambe

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner; ran terribly in two handicap hurdles last month and makes no appeal.

100/1

Form: -05100 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Formerly useful on the Flat and got off the mark over hurdles at Sligo in October; however, tailed off twice since and looks opposable for now.

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9th

1

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

True Destiny

12st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

midfield, dropped to rear halfway

25/1

6th

11

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:35 Sligo

True Destiny

10st 10lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

Winner of six races on the Flat in Britain; in good form over hurdles this summer; C&D winner and a clear second under a big weight over 3m at Kilbeggan, both on decent ground; finished last in a Flat handicap at Galway on Friday.

6/1

Form: 800

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; well held in maiden hurdles so far; yard in good form though.

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1st

6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 150y

19:55 Downpatrick

Jump The Shark

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, slightly hampered 5th, headway and went fourth 4 out, not fluent 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, went second last, ran on to lead final 110yds, comfortably

9/1

7th

4

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 9y

12:25 Clonmel

Jump The Shark

11st 5lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Went close in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Cork from a mark of 101 last year; ran well on other occasions too; however, his form in beginners' chases has been dismal; trainer has a much more obvious candidate in Money Heist, though if the market points in his direction, he would have to enter calculations.

6/1

Form: 238979

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; placed in bumpers but tailed off in three starts in maiden hurdles.

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4th

16

20th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:50 Kilbeggan

Ringsend John

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Thomas Cooper

in touch with leaders on inner, headway and prominent 2 out, pushed along and outpaced approaching last, no extra run-in

16/1

14

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 190y

16:17 Naas

Ringsend John

11st 7lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Thomas Cooper

Promise in bumpers; tailed off in trio of maiden hurdles; low-key handicap debut latest and probably best watched for now.

66/1

8th

8

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 23y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Ringsend John

11st 8lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Thomas Cooper

towards rear, not fluent on outer 3 out, soon shaken up, pushed along when not fluent 2 out, soon outpaced, rallied and kept on run-in

12/1

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Payout
Exacta €1568.00
Straight Forecast €986.70
Tricast €6452.70
Trifecta €14376.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Premier Queen

POSTDATA:

Simply Shabra

The Irish Sun:

Quite Incredible

TOPSPEED:

A Mere Bagatelle

RP Ratings (IRE):

Premier Queen