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Tommy Carberry Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £10964.6
  • 2m 4f 23y
  • 18 runners
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Tommy Carberry Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.30
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 8415-6 CD

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Impressive when winning a maiden hurdle over C&D last season before a solid 5l fifth in a novice handicap hurdle here; below form on return at Leopardstown in December but he looks well treated and a return to this C&D should help if he comes on for that run.

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1st

8

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

16:05 Cork

Lyser

10st 8lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

made virtually all, not fluent 2 out, clear when not fluent last, kept on well

11/2

1st

16

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 23y

14:45 Fairyhouse

Lyser

10st 3lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Impressive when winning a maiden hurdle over C&D last season before a solid 5l fifth in a novice handicap hurdle here; below form on return at Leopardstown in December but he looks well treated and a return to this C&D should help if he comes on for that run.

13/2

6th

4

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Lyser

11st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

prominent

9/4

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 9751

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Showed promise in maiden hurdles; noticeably well backed when odds on for his handicap debut at Naas last month and won with a fair amount in hand, despite a bad mistake at the last; that form has taken a few knocks since so not guaranteed to follow up with a 13lb rise to cope with.

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5th

12

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Cadatharla

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: C A Murphy

Useful progressive hurdler last season; not a natural jumper of fences in four attempts; sent off favourite for his handicap debut at Fairyhouse; jumped indifferently and ended up last of six finishers.

14/1

6th

4

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 150y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Cadatharla

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

towards rear, not fluent 2nd, mistake 3rd

10/1

4th

3

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Cadatharla

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: C A Murphy

raced wide, didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders early, jumped left when mistake 3rd, towards rear after 4 out, headway 2 out, nudged along when left in modest fourth and hampered by faller last, kept on

20/1

50/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: 28-U27

Last run: 211 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won a Galway festival bumper in 2021 but couldn't add to that last year; not seen since finishing mid-field in a Galway festival handicap last year and doesn't look well treated for now; may need this after 211 days off.

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5th

5

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 3

13:45 Cheltenham

Mr Saxobeat

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Thomas Gibney

He was running well in third (just behind runner-up Railway Hurricane) when slipping and almost falling at the final fence over C&D last month (good; pulled up); also effective on soft ground; might not be far away.

10/1

0

6

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 3

15:20 Cheltenham

Mr Saxobeat

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Won four-runner beginners' chase at Clonmel (2m4f, good) on chasing debut in June and has remained in good form since, perhaps most notably when second in Listed handicap at Killarney (2m5f, yielding to soft) in August; should give another good account here but others appeal more.

14/1

3rd

3

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 47y

17:05 Sligo

Mr Saxobeat

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Couldn't win a hurdle but fair start over fences this summer; after winning at Clonmel, had Sphagnum well behind when second in Tipperary novice and likewise The Little Yank was well in arrears when he was second in 2m5f Killarney handicap; handled yielding/soft last time, trainer says he ideally wants it good.

2/1

Form: 7644-5

Last run: 61 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Useful Flat performer but hasn't looked as effective over timber so far; beaten 14l in a novice handicap hurdle at Leopardstown when last seen and has stamina to prove at this trip.

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2nd

3

21st Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 110y

17:20 Tramore

Dutch Schultz

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

raced in second, jumped slightly left 4th

7/4

2nd

1

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

17:08 Navan

Dutch Schultz

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders, prominent on far side of group 3 out, left in second 2 out, soon led and nudged along, ridden after last, headed towards finish

4/1

2nd

2

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 82y

16:05 Clonmel

Dutch Schultz

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, mistake 7th

7/1

Form: 884045 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Career best came on soft ground over 2m6f but has run with credit over this trip including when beaten roughly 6l in a competitive contest at Navan last month; while 2lb lower here, he might want a bit more cut in the ground, particularly over this distance.

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4

5th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Wexford

Jiving Jerry

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: James M Barcoe

chased clear leader

14/1

5th

11

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 23y

14:45 Fairyhouse

Jiving Jerry

10st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: James M Barcoe

Career best came on soft ground over 2m6f but has run with credit over this trip including when beaten roughly 6l in a competitive contest at Navan last month; while 2lb lower here, he might want a bit more cut in the ground, particularly over this distance.

16/1

5th

14

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:07 Navan

Jiving Jerry

10st 0lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: James M Barcoe

One of his better recent efforts when fourth behind Lucky Max a fortnight ago but 2lb wrong for this assignment.

33/1

Form: 8-12B D BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Took his form to a new level when winning a maiden hurdle at Navan on his return; good run behind a well backed favourite in a novice handicap hurdle at Leopardstown in December and was still in the mix when coming down in a novice hurdle at Navan last month; return to further is fine and he looks feasibly treated back in handicap company.

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15

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Spirit Of Legend

10st 4lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Henry De Bromhead

Ran in two strong beginners' chases; jumping was ragged when tailed off fourth of five behind Fact To File at Leopardstown; fell four out at Navan on handicap debut; tongue-tie for the first time.

20/1

0

5

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:00 Naas

Spirit Of Legend

11st 9lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

towards rear, headway and went fourth 5 out, fell 4 out

5/1

Form: /U-245 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Career best came over a similar trip at Punchestown in September 2020; missed 17 months prior to November's return but ran a belter to finish runner-up; not as good twice since but should relish going back up in trip; 2lb above last winning mark.

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1st

8

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:45 Listowel

Gold Speed

10st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Adrian Murray

held up in rear, headway after 3 out, led approaching last, kept on

11/1

Form: 347265 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Out of his depth in a Grade 3 at Gowran last week but wasn't disgraced; just 1-21 over hurdles though and probably vulnerable from this sort of mark; wears first-time blinkers.

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7th

8

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 180y

15:32 Clonmel

Takarengo

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

1-26 record over hurdles; fair placed form over fences this season gives him claims of sorts but likely to find a couple too good.

8/1

5th

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

12:45 Punchestown

Takarengo

11st 13lb

J: Mr C Mullins

T: Thomas Mullins

1-25 record over hurdles is an ongoing negative; fair placed form over fences lately, in defiance of his tendency to make mistakes; made little impression over hurdles at Cheltenham nine days ago.

10/1

8

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Takarengo

11st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Did well to remain competitive in his recent handicap chases at Galway (2m6f) considering the mistakes he made; seems more effective over hurdles but he's hard to win with (1-24 in this discipline).

20/1

Form: 4433FF D

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Fell in his last two starts, both over fences; in good form over both fences and hurdles earlier this winter though and he's generally a consistent sort; each-way player from his lower hurdle mark.

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2nd

6

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:53 Gowran Park

Krabat

10st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

prominent, headway disputing lead 3 out, led when jumped left 2 out, not fluent last, faced challenge run-in, headed towards finish

8/1

8th

8

28th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 200y

16:17 Galway

Krabat

10st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Sole win has come over fences (2m4f, heavy) but several near misses hurdling including on seasonal return at Gowran last month when a clear second to a well-handicapped winner over 2m5f; up 3lb but should go well.

8/1

2nd

7

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

16:25 Gowran Park

Krabat

10st 11lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

raced in second, disputed lead before 2nd, led clearly before 5th, headed from 2 out, soon ridden, steadied last, kept on well but no match for winner

12/1

33/1

Form: 0-4370

Last run: 104 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Running okay in defeat on the level of late but losing run goes back to his maiden hurdle success in 2021 and seems on a stiff enough mark for what he's achieved in this sphere.

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4th

5

12th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:55 Kilbeggan

Too Bright

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Won C&D beginners' before decent 3rd in handicap here; however, has questions to answer after a poor Tipperary run and yard has gone a bit quiet.

9/1

5th

4

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

16:05 Tipperary

Too Bright

11st 9lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

Had become a frustrating operator prior to Kilbeggan beginners win, and backed it up with another decent third at same 15-days ago, although his jumping was a bit suspect at times in the latter; his rating alone, allied with his rider's valuable 5lb claim, suggests big things here, and it will be no surprise if he lands the top step of the podium.

3/1

Form: 171-F7 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner last season and kicked on with a novice hurdle win at Down Royal in January; however, fell early on return and virtually tailed off at Cork last month; questions to answer now.

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9

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Rodaniche

11st 8lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Struggled last season and same story on both outings this term, blinkers tried now; trainer appears to have stronger candidates

20/1

0

10

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Navan

Rodaniche

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

never better than midfield, mistake 5th

33/1

8th

5

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 15y

14:45 Punchestown

Rodaniche

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Maiden hurdle winner on heavy but struggled in handicaps last season; absent since February and questions to answer on return.

12/1

Form: 6122 D

Last run: 84 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Won maiden hurdle over a similar trip in the summer and runner-up in two novice hurdles that have worked out since (C&D latest); looks well treated on handicap debut and could find improvement for first-time cheekpieces.

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15th

3

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:45 Punchestown

Dovlator

11st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Well below his best in two handicap hurdles in the spring but a bit better run in a Wexford novice in May; poor over fences last twice.

25/1

0

3

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

18:35 Down Royal

Dovlator

11st 1lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Sole win came in 2m5f maiden here last year, showing better form in novice company afterwards; below best in the spring and tailed off on chasing debut in July; tongue tie tried now back hurdling but looks to have it to do on recent form.

16/1

6th

5

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

16:05 Tipperary

Dovlator

11st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Far better than latest placings suggest but hard to know what to expect here on chasing debut from this 0-4 pointer and 1-7 hurdler; worth a market check all the same.

16/1

Form: 1831F- D

Last run: 431 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Solid strike-rate of 8-24 under Rules but best form is at 3m and he'll probably need this on return from 431 days off.

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0

1

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 14y

15:05 Tipperary

Shanroe Al C

12st 0lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Karl Thornton

Handy sort when on song, although badly off his game on his last two starts; has turned it around in the past all the same, and the ground should aid his cause here, provding it does not ease any further; far from out of it.

28/1

14

10th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 0f 130y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Shanroe Al C

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Karl Thornton

Eight wins divided between hurdles and fences; the glaring concern is that he's struggled in both disciplines since returning from an absence.

25/1

3

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 120y

16:35 Limerick

Shanroe Al C

11st 9lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

towards rear of midfield, jumped left 1st

40/1

OUR TIP

Form: 13/1-5

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Off the mark in a maiden hurdle at Navan last term; shaped like he needed the run on return from 15 months off at Punchestown when last seen; may progress now handicapping and handles good/yielding ground.

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2

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 23y

14:45 Fairyhouse

Weseekhimhere

11st 4lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

Off the mark in a maiden hurdle at Navan last term; shaped like he needed the run on return from 15 months off at Punchestown when last seen; may progress now handicapping and handles good/yielding ground.

9/1

3

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

13:50 Clonmel

Weseekhimhere

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Won bumpers at the Galway and Listowel in September by an aggregate margin of 20l; has had only three runs since third in a Listed bumper at Cheltenham later that year, one of them on the Flat in the month before a clear-cut Navan maiden hurdle last season; off for another long spell before a recent outing at Punchestown; jumping was untidy then, should be sharper now,

7/1

5th

3

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 120y

13:57 Punchestown

Weseekhimhere

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, towards rear when reminder after 6th

14/1

Form: 131315 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Has enjoyed a productive start to her career, winning three of her seven starts; not a bad run when beaten roughly 8l in a Down Royal novice hurdle last month but will need to step up on that to win on handicap debut here.

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6th

19

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

14:30 Punchestown

Champella

11st 7lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Dual winner over hurdles; undoubtedly needed the run after a year off at Leopardstown last month; big ask here though.

33/1

8th

1

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:30 Leopardstown

Champella

12st 0lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Bumper winner and both hurdle wins in 2022 were at 2m4f; very lightly raced since, absent since never counting over 3m at Thurles a year ago; down 5lb since but probably best watched after such an absence.

16/1

Form: 2-1017 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Bounced back to form in good style with 2m course success last month but couldn't build on that in a novice hurdle at Down Royal last time; return to this trip is fine but will need a career best in a race this competitive.

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11th

18

(2)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:50 Gowran Park

Kashi

9st 0lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Karl Thornton

Dual hurdle winner is a maiden on the Flat and was poor at Sligo four days ago, so not easy to fancy.

40/1

11th

6

(15)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 5f 29y

15:25 Sligo

Kashi

9st 5lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Karl Thornton

0-10 on the Flat and struggled over hurdles when last seen; turf ask from a wide draw.

33/1

9th

8

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:27 Naas

Kashi

10st 8lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

Is 2-19 over hurdles; ran respectably on the Flat at Dundalk before a remote second back over hurdles at Fairyhouse last time; has run well at this track.

12/1

Form: 00-110 D BF

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Tailed off when 11-4 favourite in his bid for a hat-trick of hurdle wins; however, that was too bad to be true and he's been freshened up since; career best came on this sort of ground and could be a big player.

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28

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Unanswered

10st 0lb

J: Nathan Andrews

T: A J Martin

Third reserve; three-time Flat winner won over 2m5f at Cheltenham in November but disappointed at Leopardstown next time; solid on last two starts but needs more up in trip; due to run in the 3.40 here Wednesday.

8th

11

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

15:40 Punchestown

Unanswered

11st 7lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: A J Martin

prominent on inner

6/1

3rd

18

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 155y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Unanswered

10st 3lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

prominent, mistake 4th, pushed along when outpaced before 2 out, ridden when ran on after last, went third final strides

13/2

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American Mike, Champella, Kashi, Unanswered

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Payout
Exacta €153.00
Straight Forecast €160.90
Tricast €1740.30
Trifecta €2099.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Unanswered

POSTDATA:

Spirit Of Legend

SPOTLIGHT:

Dovlator

The Irish Sun:

American Mike

TOPSPEED:

Unanswered