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Ian Smith Memorial (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 0f 110y
  • 12 runners
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Ian Smith Memorial (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race

Runners: 12 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

By a leading sire and damline traces to the top-class Commanche Court; cost EUR75,000 as a 3yo; made a winning point' debut at Umma House last October and has since joined a top yard; respected and market can be informative regarding expectations.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Down Memory Lane

11st 12lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in midfield, headway and in touch with leaders before 2 out, went third 2 out, weakened approaching last

9/4

1st

3

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:10 Down Royal

Down Memory Lane

11st 12lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Gordon Elliott

Won his sole point-to-point and was most impressive in beating two subsequent winners in a Fairyhouse bumper in February; potentially exciting prospect and has been found an ideal opportunity here on his hurdles debut.

8/13

1st

4

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Down Memory Lane

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Gordon Elliott

travelled strongly, midfield, headway 5f out, joined leaders going easily home turn, led narrowly 2f out, nudged along 1f out, ran on and quickened clear final 110yds, impressive

6/4

5/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

By a quality sire and is closely related to smart mare (dual bumper winner) for this yard Pink In The Park; the champion trainer dominates bumpers and he has to be greatly respected.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:35 Punchestown

Mister Pink

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Chased home a point-to-point winner on his debut on a bumper at Fairyhouse in February, not overly convincing in landing the odds at Ballinrobe in July, but third and fourth have won since.

7/2

1st

3

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 110y

20:08 Ballinrobe

Mister Pink

12st 0lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Well-related 5yo who kept on for second at Fairyhouse (yielding) and that's decent form, with the winner a point winner representing JP McManus and the third has impressed since; one to beat.

4/11

25/1

  • Place: £7.70

Form: 0625

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in two bumpers before a much improved runner-up effort in a maiden hurdle; below that level since and has to bounce back reverting to this discipline.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

16th

15

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

The Wallpark

11st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Won three on the spin last summer and ground possibly against him when stepped up in trip when last seen; respected despite 196-day absence.

12/1

3rd

3

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

15:50 Limerick

The Wallpark

11st 2lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, lost second before 2 out, weakened approaching last

9/2

1st

5

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Listowel

The Wallpark

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't always jump with fluency, led narrowly, headed but prominent after 2nd, not fluent and reminder 4th, pushed along and led again before 2 out, ridden out run-in, won going away

13/2

Form: 8/F2-0

Last run: 58 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed ability when runner-up in a Leopardstown bumper almost a year ago but was tailed-off in a Leopardstown maiden hurdle at Christmas; has to improve on his best form.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

5

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Golden Wonders

12st 0lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Martin Brassil

Showed ability when runner-up in a Leopardstown bumper almost a year ago but was tailed-off in a Leopardstown maiden hurdle at Christmas; has to improve on his best form.

22/1

11th

6

29th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Golden Wonders

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

prominent, not fluent 1st

12/1

9

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

19:45 Punchestown

Golden Wonders

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Martin Brassil

8/1

200/1

Form: 065P

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in three bumpers and a maiden hurdle so makes no appeal.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

11

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Ostend

10st 8lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Easily best effort in Ireland was when coming clear in a 2m3f maiden at Kilbeggan (good to yielding) last spring; only fifth of eight at Ballinrobe in the summer, after which he left the Peter Croke stable; needs a surge of improvement but he's joined a good yard and that's not out of the question.

33/1

5th

6

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 5y

18:38 Ballinrobe

Ostend

11st 8lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: Peter Croke

Lightly raced and much improved the last twice, latterly coming clear in a 2m3f maiden at Kilbeggan (good to yielding) in April; posted an eyecatching RPR of 133 that day so looks dangerous off this sort of mark.

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal; dam fourth in French 2m1f hurdle only start, from the family of top chaser Gloria Victis; was a 9l runner-up in a point' last year but will have to improve on that form to play a major part.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

9

19th May 2023

Good

2m 2f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Hilton De Chaillac

11st 4lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Nina Walsh

Runner-up in a point' but has been soundly beaten in a bumper and maiden hurdle, so has to find improvement.

25/1

12th

7

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:57 Naas

Hilton De Chaillac

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Nina Walsh

taken down early, jumped right on occasions, took keen hold, led, mistake 2nd, jumped right when clear 5th, reduced lead before 3 out, headed when bumped home turn, weakened before 2 out

12/1

6th

6

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Hilton De Chaillac

12st 0lb

J: Mr T P Harney

T: Nina Walsh

First foal; dam fourth in French 2m1f hurdle only start, from the family of top chaser Gloria Victis; was a 9l runner-up in a point' last year but will have to improve on that form to play a major part.

12/1

Form: 34

Last run: 67 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed promise on debut at Punchestown but was then beaten a long way at Naas and has to leave that run well behind now.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

4

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 160y

13:40 Downpatrick

Bective Bridge

11st 4lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Cian Michael Collins

towards rear, not fluent 3rd, pushed along after 6th, mistake and became detached 7th

66/1

7th

1

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Bective Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Cian Michael Collins

Showed promise on debut at Punchestown but was then beaten a long way at Naas and has to leave that run well behind now.

28/1

4th

1

20th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 201y

15:40 Naas

Bective Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Cian Michael Collins

Punchestown debut third augurs well but will need to improve to play a greater role.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 90

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed-off on debut for Willie Mullins when not unfancied but was much improved on debut for this yard at Thurles, albeit still beaten 14l; however, his owner partners Mister Pink.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

1

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

12:10 Thurles

Criminal Mischief

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Steve Jones

2m maiden hurdle winner at Clonmel last term; generally struggled since and shown nothing in two runs this term; tough ask on chase debut.

40/1

12th

3

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Cork

Criminal Mischief

11st 12lb

J: Maite Laubies

T: Steve Jones

Won 2m maiden on heavy at Clonmel in March (placed horses won maidens in the autumn); fair fifth on handicap debut at Tramore; tailed off at Clonmel in May and pulled up in a recent 3m event at Limerick on first run after a break.

33/1

0

2

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Limerick

Criminal Mischief

12st 2lb

J: Mr C Mullins

T: Steve Jones

Won 2m maiden on heavy at Clonmel in March (placed horses won maidens after) and fair fifth on handicap bow at Tramore; tailed off back at Clonmel when last seen in May; first try at 3m.

10/1

Form: 5 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

French-bred ran respectably in a Wetherby bumper (7-4 fav') on debut three weeks ago despite taking a keen hold and running green; with improvement likely, should be involved today.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 3

18:10 Hexham

Park Annonciade

10st 5lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

in touch with leaders

5/1

5th

3

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Ayr

Park Annonciade

11st 13lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Three wins, all on good to soft, this season, including over C&D; creditable sixth in a decent Musselburgh handicap last time (1m7f, good to soft); one with a chance.

9/4

6th

10

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

Park Annonciade

10st 7lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

Looked progressive in winning back-to-back handicaps at Ayr (2m) and Haydock (2m3f; again good to soft) before a well-held fourth over C&D on New Year's Day when behind Ballygeary; wasn't helped by an early mistake that day and he did run on well at the finish; possibilities.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam German 7f winner, sister to 10.5f Group 2 winner Fair Breeze; late-starter is by a smart sire but hood on for debut is a negative; yard 0-30 in Irish jumps races last five seasons.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

13

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 50y

13:50 Punchestown

Shining Flame

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Miss Suzy Barkley

in touch with leaders, jumped right 1st, slow jump 2nd

100/1

18th

17

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

19:45 Punchestown

Shining Flame

12st 0lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: Miss Suzy Barkley

Showed very little when 150-1 for his debut.

200/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fourth foal; by a smart sire and half-sister to bumper winner Sellarbridge; dam 11.4f winner (RPR 77), half-sister to New Zealand 1,000 Guineas winner Rollout The Carpet out of sister to Canadian 1m2f Grade 1 winner Wandering Star (dam of War Command); unsold for EUR5,500 as a 3yo; market can help.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

12

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Champagne Rocco

11st 7lb

J: Mr D G Lavery

T: Peter Fahey

Fourth foal; by a smart sire and half-sister to bumper winner Sellarbridge; dam 11.4f winner (RPR 77), half-sister to New Zealand 1,000 Guineas winner Rollout The Carpet out of sister to Canadian 1m2f Grade 1 winner Wandering Star (dam of War Command); unsold for EUR5,500 as a 3yo; market can help.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed a glimpse of ability in three points' but will have to find a lot more on rules debut.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

8

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Limerick

Beeverstown Place

11st 2lb

J: Niall Moore

T: M A Cahill

soon prominent, went second before 6th, lost position when outpaced before straight, soon dropped to midfield, headway when switched right before 2 out, went second run-in, no match for winner

6/1

3rd

7

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Limerick

Beeverstown Place

11st 8lb

J: Niall Moore

T: M A Cahill

didn't jump well, led narrowly or disputed lead, briefly headed 1st, briefly headed 3rd

14/1

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Payout
Exacta €46.00
Straight Forecast €31.90
Trifecta €806.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Down Memory Lane

POSTDATA:

Park Annonciade

The Irish Sun:

Down Memory Lane