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Naas Racecourse Business Club Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 1m 7f 109y
  • 10 runners
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Naas Racecourse Business Club Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.90
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 8754

Last run: 61 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Has shown ability in maidens and was in front of By Your Side when fifth behind subsequent Grade 2 winner Comfort Zone at Navan; not a bad effort against older rivals when fourth at Limerick in her first handicap; third-place The Connector won his next start at Punchestown.

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0

9

(13)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Thetys

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

Beaten about 12l in a Curragh maiden on sole previous Flat run 12 months ago; won a modest Naas handicap hurdle when last seen in February; probably vulnerable in a race of this nature.

25/1

5

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Thetys

10st 7lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Shaped well in C&D handicap (soft-to-heavy) over Christmas and off the mark in Naas 4yo handicap last month, seemingly appreciating the better ground when picking up nicely from the last; improving filly now fitted with tongue tie for first time.

9/2

1st

7

26th Feb 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 109y

14:10 Naas

Thetys

10st 13lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Has shown ability in maidens and was in front of By Your Side when fifth behind subsequent Grade 2 winner Comfort Zone at Navan; not a bad effort against older rivals when fourth at Limerick in her first handicap; third-place The Connector won his next start at Punchestown.

11/2

10/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 8006

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Three moderate runs in maidens; handicap debut was encouraging but that was over an extended 2m4f at Punchestown; return to shorter trip may not be ideal.

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9th

11

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 24y

15:12 Naas

Crafty Gael

11st 2lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Second in a handicap hurdle here in February and unlucky not to win a handicap hurdle during the summer months; not really proven over the trip and probably best watched on his first outing since August.

12/1

3rd

4

13th Aug 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 65y

15:10 Downpatrick

Crafty Gael

11st 11lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Runner-up on his last three completed starts; form of Wexford run has been boosted by another success for the winner Ricky Langford at Cork; good second in the 5.55 at Kilbeggan on Saturday.

4/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 00001 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won 1m soft ground maiden in France last May; well beaten on first four starts over hurdles, including on handicap debut at Limerick; proved a very different proposition when well fancied at the same venue last time, scoring easily; up 16lb but the form has been strongly boosted by wins for the placed horses Fiery Brown (10l winner) and Port Rashid.

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7th

7

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

Pont Audemer

11st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear, mistake 8th, some headway before 2 out, not fluent last, weakened run-in

10/1

6th

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 100y

19:20 Limerick

Pont Audemer

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Landed a gamble in a 2m handicap hurdle at this venue in late 2022; no success since; let down by his jumping at Cork on most recent of three starts in beginners' chases.

6/1

7

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:55 Cork

Pont Audemer

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gavin Cromwell

Landed a gamble in a Limerick handicap hurdle in late 2022 but winless since; no show in two starts over fences to date and will fare better in handicaps; tongue-tie tried.

50/1

Form: 6U6033 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Has slotted into handicap company effectively since down the field in a Punchestown maiden in which Libby was fourth; despite some untidy jumping managed a creditable third in a 20-runner contest Gowran; made a bad mistake at the last when taking the same placing over C&D 15 days ago.

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8th

9

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

By Your Side

10st 11lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Runner-up in decent handicaps at Fairyhouse (behind today's rival Common Practice) and Leopardstown in December; finished behind So Scottish (fourth) when seventh at Leopardstown in February, but one place in front when the pair struggled in the County Hurdle.

12/1

6th

8

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

By Your Side

11st 1lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Just 1-18 over hurdles but better than his record suggests; ran as well as could be expected off a mark of 130 in the County (80-1 SP); 6lb lower mark helps but others may be on better marks.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 444

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

0-7 on Flat; made a promising start over hurdles at Cork when fourth behind the smart Blood Destiny; fourth again in another big-field maiden at Punchestown, form franked by the winner Sir Allen and third Sinbad Le Marin; another fourth last time, in a Listed contest at Doncaster; may improve with cheekpieces fitted.

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3rd

2

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:48 Sedgefield

Libby

11st 8lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Rebecca Menzies

22-race maiden; not straightforward and didn't jump with fluency at Fakenham (2m, good; fourth of five, beaten 15.5l) last time, so it's no surprise to see a visor fitted; hasn't had many opportunities over fences (0-3) though, and does continue to ease in the weights.

8/1

4th

8

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 4

16:20 Fakenham

Libby

10st 6lb

T: Rebecca Menzies

Ex-Irish mare who has been disappointing under all codes for current stable since the autumn; last of four in Newcastle chase (2m4f, heavy) on latest outing five weeks ago; needs to stage a revival but today's much faster ground may aid her cause.

14/1

Form: 009

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Placed at a low level on Flat for Ed Dunlop; hard to draw encouragement from hurdles the form of her three maiden hurdle outings.

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2nd

10

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 175y

19:00 Tramore

Wendells Lass

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Best effort yet when beaten roughly 8l on handicap debut in February; needs to settle better and she's been off 97 days.

33/1

6th

9

26th Feb 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 109y

14:10 Naas

Wendells Lass

10st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Placed at a low level on Flat for Ed Dunlop; hard to draw encouragement from hurdles the form of her three maiden hurdle outings.

20/1

9th

16

8th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Wendells Lass

10st 1lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Modest Flat performer and shown nothing at huge odds in two starts over hurdles.

150/1

Form: 1333

Last run: 138 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability on the Flat but more convincing between last August and October, placed on all three starts after a Ballinrobe maiden win; disappointing on AW debut at Dundalk early in the month; cheekpieces on now.

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2

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

13:40 Limerick

Surac

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Richard John O’Brien

prominent, soon raced in second, 3 lengths down when fell 3 out

7/2

7th

2

26th Feb 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 109y

14:10 Naas

Surac

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Richard John O’Brien

Showed some ability on the Flat but more convincing between last August and October, placed on all three starts after a Ballinrobe maiden win; disappointing on AW debut at Dundalk early in the month; cheekpieces on now.

8/1

12th

2

(6)

3rd Feb 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Surac

9st 10lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Richard John O’Brien

Showed some ability on the Flat but more convincing over hurdles in second half of last year; absent since October so market possibly best guide on return but could now have more to offer on the flat; AW debut.

6/1

Form: 2345P5

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Fair maiden form but up against it now on the evidence of his first two handicaps starts; pulled-up when favourite at Kelso in December; made little impression when fifth of nine at Punchestown.

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9th

4

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

18:40 Bellewstown

Mr Globalist

11st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S Slevin

prominent in chasing group, lost position when not fluent 4 out, no extra from 3 out

8/1

4th

10

17th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

18:19 Tramore

Mr Globalist

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S Slevin

Not short of experience but on the flip side, struggling to get the job done; that said, has claims in such a modest contest on the pick of his form and if the first-time cheekpieces can bring about some improvement, he should go well.

11/2

7th

8

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Mr Globalist

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S Slevin

towards rear, mistake 6th, some headway 2 out, kept on approaching last, never dangerous

9/1

Form: 584

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Only success on Flat was over 1m for Mark Johnston on debut; shaped quite well at Punchestown on second hurdles start, but has a bit to find with Libby on that running; made mistakes at the last two flights when fourth at the same venue last time.

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5th

11

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

14:30 Punchestown

Luminous Light

11st 9lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Anthony McCann

Maiden hurdle winner at Cork a year ago and very consistent since; put in a very rare below par effort at Gowran in February when last seen and has to bounce back.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta €535.00
Straight Forecast €501.80
Tricast €1665.20
Trifecta €4568.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Libby

RP Ratings (IRE):

Mr Globalist

SPOTLIGHT:

Pont Audemer

The Irish Sun:

Libby

TOPSPEED:

Mr Globalist