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14:52 Gowran Park

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Runners: 22 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £26.30
  • Place: £3.80

Form: 4-1393

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner for John McConnell and big run when third of 10 in a novice hurdle at Fairyhouse in December; jumping needs to improve but may come on for that first run in four months and one to consider.

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7th

10

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Ottoman Style

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent, in touch with leaders halfway

7/2

4th

8

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 110y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Ottoman Style

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Point winner and three-time hurdles scorer; in good form in handicap hurdles in February/March; went up a stone in total for 2m4f wins at Gowran and Down Royal; made a couple of mistakes when unplaced off 129 at this venue in April.

14/1

33/1

  • Place: £10.40

Form: 3-6484

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

19-race maiden; one of her better recent efforts when fourth of five in a Fairyhouse novice hurdle last week but needs to improve for this new trip to defy this mark.

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0

3

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Gowran Park

Bynx

11st 5lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Martin Hassett

took keen hold, led, headed and raced in second after 2nd, led again from 5th

6/1

1st

7

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 180y

12:30 Tramore

Bynx

10st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Martin Hassett

Has only won a maiden hurdle and she's 1-30 overall; ran well now and again last year but she's not the percentage call.

10/1

11th

10

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Bynx

11st 4lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Martin Hassett

Her only win was gained in a 2m5f maiden hurdle on good ground at Tramore in June; well beaten in Thurles race won by Dragon's Pass; finished behind Lazer Wolf and Morricone here on latest, though close-up in fifth.

12/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 536521

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Big run when second over C&D in November and followed that up with career best at Tramore (2m6f, heavy); 7lb higher for that here though and she's likely to get different ground.

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6th

3

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:50 Punchestown

Ardera Ru

10st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Four-time winner relished the heavy ground when a surprise winner from Instit in a Listed at Fairyhouse last time; trainer credited a pallet operation for that effort; will do well to repeat that here on this better ground.

16/1

1st

7

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Ardera Ru

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

held up in rear, in touch with leaders when jumped slightly left 7th

16/1

40/1

  • Place: £7.50

Form: F27090

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won from 1lb lower at Cork last season but well below form in three runs at this trip this term.

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9th

4

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Garcon Doux

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Sole win (Cork) came in testing conditions and good second at this meeting last year over 2m4f; may need this comeback run although yard among the winners of late.

12/1

Form: 10-592

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Winner on the Flat in September and only beaten 3l back over hurdles when last seen in December; nudged up 1lb and this is deeper but rider is good value for his 7lb claim.

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4th

5

(6)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

15:15 Pontefract

Flying Scotsman

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

A fair 1m4f winner in Ireland for Joseph O'Brien but he's yet to fire for his current yard, beating only one over C&D 29 days ago; cheekpieces are retried, and he has something to prove.

20/1

5th

5

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Flying Scotsman

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

Flat/hurdle winner in Ireland but hasn't been that competitive in six Flat handicaps for Ben Haslam, from 1m2f to 1m5f; could turn a corner at some point but makes limited appeal at the minute.

12/1

Form: /587-5 D

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back in March 2021; lost his way subsequently but ran okay on return from 13 months off last time out and he's back on his last winning mark.

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6

14th Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Papal Lodge

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Peter Fahey

Won his third hurdle race when taking a Thurles handicap in March over 3m; however, has been way below that level since and best watched on chasing debut.

20/1

15th

8

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 92y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Papal Lodge

10st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Peter Fahey

Ran no race at Fairyhouse last time but he did it nicely at Thurles the time before (3m, soft) and has won on yielding ground; couldn't discount.

14/1

16th

15

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 155y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Papal Lodge

10st 9lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

never better than mid-division, dropped to rear when pushed along and struggling after 8th, weakened and became detached 3 out, eased and tailed off before 2 out

14/1

Form: U1-9P3

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Sole win came over fences; good run when beaten 1l at Fairyhouse last month; rated 13lb lower over timber but has stamina to prove at this trip.

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6th

8

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 100y

14:40 Limerick

Dont Go Yet

11st 0lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Edward Cawley

midfield

12/1

3rd

12

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Dont Go Yet

10st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Edward Cawley

Both handicap wins have come on soft, notably last month (after six month's absence) at Down Royal under positive ride when jumping well (four fences omitted) and keeping on well to hold Bythesametoken; 4lb worse off with that rival here but should go well.

9/1

1st

5

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 100y

14:37 Down Royal

Dont Go Yet

11st 7lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Edward Cawley

jumped well, raced in second, joined leader after 1st, led 2nd, faced challenge when ridden omitted last, kept on well

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 8-0613

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Left his previous form behind when landing a maiden hurdle at Naas in December and solid effort on his handicap debut here (soft to heavy) last month; only nudged up 2lb and he's a big player again, although ground is likely to be quicker this time.

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3rd

6

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

13:55 Navan

Slane Hill

11st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

held up in rear, headway on near side of group 2 out, soon switched left and ridden, went third but no extra before last, no match for first two

9/2

1st

8

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

19:10 Kilbeggan

Slane Hill

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

held up in midfield, awkward jump and prominent 3rd, jumped left 4th

4/1

Form: 1/P30/

Last run: 783 days

W: 11st 9lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

No wins over hurdles since 2019 and has a huge absence to overcome here; can only be watched.

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10

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 126y

16:52 Naas

Captain Cj

10st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

soon disputed lead, prominent after 1st, joined leaders before 3 out, nudged along and every chance when fell heavily 2 out, fatally injured

16/1

9th

4

18th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Captain Cj

11st 9lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

No wins over hurdles since 2019 and has a huge absence to overcome here; can only be watched.

33/1

1

26th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:33 Limerick

Captain Cj

11st 13lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Grade 2 winner chasing; old boy not seen since quiet run a year ago; not hurdled in an age and hard to be confident despite his back class.

20/1

20/1

Form: UP5514 D

Last run: 114 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Career best when landing a 3m handicap hurdle at Tipperary in October and possible didn't appreciate testing ground in follow up bid; off 114 days and may want a bit further now.

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3

2nd Nov 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 66y

12:55 Thurles

Good World

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

prominent, awkward jump 1st, soon unseated

6/1

7th

18

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:45 Punchestown

Good World

10st 5lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

towards rear of midfield

18/1

2nd

8

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Good World

11st 7lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

Stays this distance and seems ready for it after staying-on Kilbeggan third in August; seems to handle softer ground too and likely to go well.

8/1

Form: 18/056 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won his maiden hurdle over this trip; missed all of 2021 and most of 2022 but signs of life when sixth of 13 at Navan last month; workable mark and one for the shortlist.

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12th

8

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Legacy Thor

11st 5lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: S R B Crawford

Hasn't won since 2020 and was inconsistent last term; showed nothing on his recent return when tailed off at Down Royal; step back up in trip will help at least.

16/1

11th

10

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:45 Down Royal

Legacy Thor

10st 4lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: S R B Crawford

Back last season after two years off, best effort when a close second in a 2m3f handicap hurdle at Cork in April; best watched after almost seven months off.

33/1

14th

25

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Legacy Thor

10st 3lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: S R B Crawford

Came back to form when second at Cork last time over 2m3f; raised 3lb and first time over this trip today; prospects if staying.

20/1

Form: F1-366 D

Last run: 206 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner and signed off last season with a maiden hurdle win over this trip; not quite at that level last summer but return to this distance should suit and she's down to a good mark.

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12th

9

18th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Sadies Pride

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Liam Kenny

Bumper winner and signed off last season with a maiden hurdle win over this trip; not quite at that level last summer but return to this distance should suit and she's down to a good mark.

16/1

6th

7

27th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

17:40 Galway

Sadies Pride

11st 8lb

J: Mr J W Kenny

T: Liam Kenny

midfield, pushed along and in touch with leaders 2 out, ridden after 2 out, soon no extra

20/1

6th

1

10th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 194y

14:45 Sligo

Sadies Pride

12st 2lb

J: Mr J W Kenny

T: Liam Kenny

raced wide, held up in rear, steady headway and prominent home turn, ridden and outpaced after 2 out, weakened before last

9/1

Form: 481U66

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner in November 2022; errors cost him on his next two starts but better in a Punchestown novice hurdle last time; stiff looking mark though.

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10th

3

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 24y

15:12 Naas

Elusive Guy

11st 10lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Maiden hurdle winner; couple of runs on the Flat before finishing mid-division in a Navan handicap hurdle in November; others preferred.

20/1

8th

13

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:20 Navan

Elusive Guy

11st 6lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Left his bumper form behind when winning a maiden hurdle at Limerick on soft ground last year but hurdle form has been patchy since; in career best form on the Flat of late so could go well.

15/2

Form: 1-654 C

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won a 2m maiden hurdle on his debut at this track and bounced back from a couple of lesser efforts when fourth of 18 at Limerick in December, seemingly appreciating more of a stamina test; interesting if he can build on that over this intermediate trip.

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17

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Backintheroom

11st 1lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

towards rear, mistake 8th, pulled up before last

20/1

8th

4

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Backintheroom

11st 10lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

Half-brother to his trainer's Pertemps winner Mrs Milner, so stamina should not be an issue; however, little of note in his form since a maiden hurdle win at Gowran on debut in March 2022; was staying on in fourth when falling at the last on his handicap chase debut in a 2m4f contest at Naas last month.

8/1

0

3

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

14:55 Navan

Backintheroom

11st 11lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

midfield

9/1

Form: 556050

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Unplaced in seven handicap hurdle starts this term; on a stiff enough mark for what he's done in recent times; return to further may help.

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3

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Zoffanien

12st 0lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Three hurdle wins, two on Flat; regressive last year; best run this season when third at Thurles in January; same placing at Ballinrobe recently; needs to raise his game

20/1

Form: 566/6F D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner over hurdles but shown very little in two starts since returning from a lengthy absence; reverts to hurdles with a fair bit to prove.

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10th

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:27 Naas

Pakens Rock

11st 3lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Barry T Murphy

Fine servant won his ninth race when scoring over hurdles at Thurles and was runner-up there since; is up another 2lb but has a shout.

9/1

2nd

4

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

15:20 Thurles

Pakens Rock

11st 4lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Barry T Murphy

Eight-time winner under both codes and returned to his best form when landing a C&D handicap hurdle last month; up 6lb for that and definitely on the short-list here.

7/1

Form: -4U059

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Promise in a novice hurdle at Fairyhouse in December on his first try at 2m4f; couldn't build on that at Leopardstown over Christmas and only fourth when 3-1 on the Flat last month; might be able to resume progress back up in trip over hurdles.

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Form: 2360-4

Last run: 104 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

No wins over hurdles since 2019; appreciates a marathon trip these days and won't be suited by this test; off 104 days.

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25

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Mister Fogpatches

10st 8lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

never better than midfield, detached 3 out (usual 4 out), pulled up approaching last

50/1

6th

7

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Mister Fogpatches

10st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: P A Fahy

prominent, soon went second, lost position after 3 out, no extra from 2 out

25/1

Form: 8115-0

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back handicap hurdles in summer of 2021; low-key return from 521 days off here last time and has stamina to prove; wears first-time cheekpieces.

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5th

17

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Baltinglass Hill

11st 3lb

T: P J Rothwell

First reserve; both 2021 wins came on good ground; Down Royal run at Christmas was poor but previous Thurles effort would put him in the mix.

Form: 84B322 BF

Last run: 69 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

First reserve; only narrowly denied again last time out and a 3lb rise is fair.

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4th

11

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Positive Thinker

10st 6lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J McDonagh

Very consistent this season, mixing hurdling and chasing including winning 2m4f handicap chase at Gowran and just touched off over an extended 3m at this venue; an excellent effort to take second behind Irish Grand National candidate Hartur D'Arc, when running from 6lb out of handicap, at Naas last time; 11lb lower than over fences and has Cian Quirke's 5lb claim as well.

4/1

2nd

13

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

Positive Thinker

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J McDonagh

Very consistent at a lower level this season mixing hurdling and chasing including winning 2m4f handicap chase at Gowran and just touched off at Fairyhouse; upped in class now and tough task from 6lb out of handicap.

12/1

3rd

2

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Navan

Positive Thinker

11st 8lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Michael J McDonagh

midfield, headway and prominent behind clear leader 4th, lost ground 3 out, ran on and went third approaching last, no match for first two

100/30

Form: 743137 D

Last run: 74 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; winner at Tramore in October but hasn't built on that since; 1lb wrong.

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1st

7

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

18:37 Ballinrobe

Game And Glory

10st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, headway after 2 out, shaken up and went second approaching last, ridden and ran on well to lead final 110yds

10/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Slane Hill

The Irish Sun:

Backintheroom

TOPSPEED:

Positive Thinker

RP Ratings (IRE):

Slane Hill

POSTDATA:

Slane Hill