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16:25 Clonmel

Soft

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6787.61
  • 2m 2f 152y
  • 21 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.20
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 2/P8

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second on sole French start in 2019; no encouragement from his two Irish runs, though premature to write off; Paul Townend aboard for the first time.

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10th

10

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Figaroc

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

mistake 3rd

20/1

4th

1

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Perth

Figaroc

12st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Clonmel maiden hurdle winner in March 2023 (2m2f, soft); yet to win over fences, but sound efforts when a good third in a Thurles beginners' chase in February (2m, soft/heavy) and when third in a Listed handicap at Gowran in March (2m, heavy); obvious contender.

Evs

3rd

1

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 150y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Figaroc

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

jumped left on occasions, in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield halfway, not fluent 8th, went remote third run-in

13/2

11/10

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2-452

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second in a Naas bumper last winter first time out; absent until a moderate fourth at Sligo in October; fair run as stable's second-string at Thurles on first hurdles outing, taking fifth in a contest won by a subsequent Grade 2 winner; 14l clear of the third when chasing home a well-fancied rival at Limerick last time; strong chance.

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11

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:05 Clonmel

Trust Me Nate

11st 4lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

Gradually progressing over hurdles; outstayed over 2m at Limerick in January and again outpointed by a Mullins-trained horse here earlier this month (seventh home No Fussing won since); unlikely to get a better opportunity than this and very hard to oppose.

1/2

2nd

11

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 152y

16:25 Clonmel

Trust Me Nate

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Second in a Naas bumper last winter first time out; absent until a moderate fourth at Sligo in October; fair run as stable's second-string at Thurles on first hurdles outing, taking fifth in a contest won by a subsequent Grade 2 winner; 14l clear of the third when chasing home a well-fancied rival at Limerick last time; strong chance.

11/10

2nd

12

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:07 Limerick

Trust Me Nate

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, not fluent 4 out, headway when pushed along before 2 out, led when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, headed from last, kept on but held towards finish

15/8

10/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 073

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Definite signs of ability in maidens at Punchestown and Fairyhouse; attracted the attention of the stewards on the first occasion; only 1/2l behind the second-favourite when third at Fairyhouse, in a race won easily by the favourite; may improve.

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3rd

14

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Battle It Out

10st 4lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Ordinary form in conditions chases before fair fourth over 2m1f on handicap debut at Fairyhouse; well suited by the step up to 2m4f when winning readily with a light weight at Naas; unable to sustain progress over 2m7f at Navan.

14/1

4th

1

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Battle It Out

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Won 2m4f maiden hurdle at Cork last March; ordinary form in conditions chases before fair fourth over 2m1f on handicap debut at Fairyhouse; well suited by the step up to 2m4f when winning readily of a light weight at Naas; a lot more on his plate now but further progress is feasible over this trip; Charlie O'Dwyer takes off a useful 5lb.

4/1

1st

10

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:25 Naas

Battle It Out

10st 9lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

held up in rear

11/2

Form: 753

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Stepped up from his first two runs when third here two weeks ago but beaten over 20l; needs to make further progress.

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14th

15

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Castle Field Boy

11st 1lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Patrick T Foley

Signed off last season with a maiden hurdle win and returned to defy a 10lb lower mark on handicap debut at Clonmel; bounced back from two pulled up efforts when runner-up to Mint Boy at Fairyhouse since; this is tougher and he's 3lb higher but still early days.

20/1

2nd

3

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:22 Fairyhouse

Castle Field Boy

11st 8lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick T Foley

visibility reduced by fog, held up in rear, headway on near side of group after 3 out, challenging 2 out

10/1

0

14

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 50y

13:42 Navan

Castle Field Boy

10st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Patrick T Foley

Won a 2m4f Tipperary maiden hurdle in April and improved form on return when winning a Clonmel handicap over 3m; however, was then pulled-up back at the same track and questions now.

22/1

Form: 3624 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point-to-point winner; second in 2m3f Limerick auction maiden hurdle after Christmas; let down by his jumping when favourite at Gowran; should go close if restored to best form

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9

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

16:15 Punchestown

Iks Man

11st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Maiden after five starts over hurdles but has run well several times; however, needs to step hugely to take this; blinkers added.

66/1

2nd

6

31st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 150y

16:10 Wexford

Iks Man

11st 8lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Terence O’Brien

prominent, pushed along disputing second before 2 out, not fluent last, rallied and went second towards finish, no match for winner

100/30

5th

7

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 152y

16:25 Clonmel

Iks Man

11st 4lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Terence O’Brien

Point-to-point winner; second in 2m3f Limerick auction maiden hurdle after Christmas; let down by his jumping when favourite at Gowran; should go close if restored to best form

5/1

Form: 6

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Dam was a smart pointer who also won three chases; a point-to-point winner in November on her seventh run; needs to step up considerably from hurdling debut in a claiming race at Limerick.

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10th

10

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Like Ta Ma

11st 8lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Seamus Fahey

towards rear of midfield, pushed along and no impression after 3 out

16/1

6th

8

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Limerick

Like Ta Ma

11st 5lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Seamus Fahey

Not disgraced on either start in maiden hurdles but muich more needed here.

33/1

6th

15

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 152y

16:25 Clonmel

Like Ta Ma

10st 11lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Seamus Fahey

Dam was a smart pointer who also won three chases; a point-to-point winner in November on her seventh run; needs to step up considerably from hurdling debut in a claiming race at Limerick.

25/1

Form: 40-560

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Nothing of note in her form since fourth in a bumper at Thurles in December 2021; no impact on hurdling debut in a 2m3f maiden here two weeks ago.

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7th

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:50 Thurles

No Fussing

11st 10lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

Needs to bounce back after a very disappointing Leopardstown run; 5-1 chance then, after twice finishing second, including at Punchestown when 5l in front of today's rival Lough Nigara.

6/1

Form: 5/ BF

Last run: 746 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to seven winners, including mares' Grade 1 winner Laurina; beaten favourite, but by no means a bad run when fifth of 19 in a bumper at Punchestown two years ago on only start for Willie Mullins; new trainer fits a hood.

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3rd

2

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Starman

11st 11lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Anthony McCann

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in last, steady headway after 3 out, bit short of room before 2 out, went third and kept on but no chance with winner from last

100/30

Form: 68

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Point winner in January at the seventh attempt; has had two runs over hurdles; perhaps one for handicaps with a bit more experience

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8th

1

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 30y

19:20 Tramore

Alos Vision

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: W J Burke

Point winner but yet to make any impact over hurdles; others much preferred.

20/1

9th

2

20th May 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:40 Wexford

Alos Vision

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: W J Burke

in touch with leaders

14/1

5th

2

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

13:45 Cork

Alos Vision

11st 7lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: W J Burke

Point winner well held in first three starts over hurdles; rated 90 and has a lot to find.

20/1

Form: 00

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to the high-class Bellshill; has shown nothing in two outings over 2m; should do better in time.

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9

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 22y

18:50 Ballinrobe

Do Whatever

11st 9lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J T R Dreaper

Chance is not obvious; still early days and first-time cheekpieces may help his cause.

14/1

14th

3

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

16:52 Naas

Do Whatever

11st 11lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: J T R Dreaper

Modest form so far and couldn't get involved when never better than division on handicap debut at Clonmel last week; however, could easily improve for this new trip and this jockey is good value for his 7lb claim.

9/1

8th

3

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Clonmel

Do Whatever

11st 11lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J T R Dreaper

Not a great deal to recommend from three starts in maidens; always likely to do better in handicaps and interesting to see what the market says.

8/1

Form:

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to the stable's useful five-time winner Nobody Home who needed time to mature; 200-1 chanced when completely tailed off on debut at Naas.

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1st

7

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Hes Home Again

10st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Edward Cawley

in touch with leaders, prominent 3 out, soon pressed leader

14/1

12

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Leopardstown

Hes Home Again

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Edward Cawley

Big step in the right direction last month when strong-finishing second over 2m7f at Punchestown (heavy), having come from some way back; extra furlong here seems sure to suit and likely big player.

13/2

2nd

11

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 166y

16:10 Punchestown

Hes Home Again

10st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Edward Cawley

towards rear early, midfield when mistake and lost position 3 out, dropped to rear when mistake 2 out, soon headway, went second and ran on after last, just held

20/1

Form: 0/77

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Raced too freely in a bumper at Gowran last time; no encouragement from two hurdle outings.

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10

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Kilbeggan

Champagne Secret

11st 3lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Mrs Jayne Hearne

Beaten a long way all four maiden runs, hard to see her having an immediate impact in handicaps.

20/1

13

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

16:52 Naas

Champagne Secret

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mrs Jayne Hearne

Tailed off all five starts and no improvement for a longer trip at Cork last week.

100/1

6th

7

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Cork

Champagne Secret

11st 5lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Mrs Jayne Hearne

towards rear, headway into midfield after 7th, pushed along and keeping on when mistake 3 out, soon no extra, made no telling impression

50/1

Form: 00

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Remote tenth at Thurles in December; always at the back at Naas last Sunday.

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0

11

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Mount Gable

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

Poor form in maiden hurdles on first four outings and tailed off in handicaps twice since; off 165 days.

50/1

13th

10

12th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Kilbeggan

Mount Gable

11st 3lb

J: Evan Dwan

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

always behind, lost touch after 5th, tailed off approaching last

100/1

66/1

Form:

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Needs to jump a lot better than on her debut at Down Royal in January; held by Figaroc.

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1st

14

19th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:35 Kilbeggan

Unklipped

11st 5lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: Denis Leahy

prominent early, in touch with leaders after 2nd

100/1

14

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 30y

19:20 Tramore

Unklipped

11st 7lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Denis Leahy

Quite well beaten in three maiden hurdles; could be capable of better but hard to fancy here.

66/1

100/1

Form: 69000

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First of two bumper runs was respectable; has struggled in three maiden hurdle outings; no apparent chance at this stage.

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12th

2

(16)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:50 Gowran Park

Spanish John

10st 0lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: P A Fahy

Hurdle winner last year has run respectably in Flat maidens, including over 1m4f at this course last time; doesn't look particularly well handicapped but considered.

22/1

8th

11

(9)

23rd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 4f 100y

19:15 Gowran Park

Spanish John

9st 9lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: P A Fahy

Handicap hurdle winner off a modest 86 at Ballinrobe last August; not disgraced at the Curragh on the second of two runs on the Flat but safely held by Neptunes Staircase.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

73-rated Flat performer; boasts a good record on the AW at Dundalk, two wins and six places from 11 visits; soft ground may not be ideal for hurdling debut

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1st

4

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Je Tai Porte

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gavin Cromwell

took keen hold, made all, clear with one other halfway, much reduced lead 3 out, clear approaching last, ran on well, easily

12/1

Form:

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Minor placed form on the Flat in Britain; struggled in a Dundalk run in November; completely tailed off on hurdling debut at Naas.

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17th

12

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 152y

16:25 Clonmel

Wantage

11st 4lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Minor placed form on the Flat in Britain; struggled in a Dundalk run in November; completely tailed off on hurdling debut at Naas.

66/1

16th

15

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Punchestown

Wantage

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Murray

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Showed some ability for the Coles but soundly beaten in two starts for this stable.

20/1

20th

21

20th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 183y

13:35 Naas

Wantage

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Minor placed form for Paul and Oliver Cole; never a threat at Dundalk on Irish debut.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Failed to complete the course in three starts in points in 2020 and absent since; impossible to fancy.

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10th

14

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Cork

Tiernaboul

11st 7lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Brian O’Keeffe

towards rear, headway into midfield before 3 out, no impression from 2 out

66/1

13th

15

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 2y

15:40 Thurles

Tiernaboul

11st 5lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Brian O’Keeffe

towards rear

100/1

18th

17

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 152y

16:25 Clonmel

Tiernaboul

10st 11lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Brian O’Keeffe

Failed to complete the course in three starts in points in 2020 and absent since; impossible to fancy.

200/1

Form:

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Huge price when finishing in rear in a Punchestown bumper on debut; second reserve.

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21

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

The Shantou King

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

Won Listowel maiden in September; well held in novice company; closely matched with Killeemore Lad on recent Tipperary evidence; this is a much deeper race.

25/1

4th

5

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Tipperary

The Shantou King

11st 6lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

Won Listowel maiden in September but well held since; back from a break with headgear worn in recent starts left off here.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Pulled-up in two outings in points last season; makes belated racecourse debut at the age of nine; tongue-tie on; third reserve.

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12

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:35 Cork

Lorna Yeats

11st 11lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: Daniel Joseph O’Leary

Erratic form in points, mainly pulled up; very hard to fancy; tongue tie.

33/1

21

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 152y

16:25 Clonmel

Lorna Yeats

10st 11lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Daniel Joseph O’Leary

Pulled-up in two outings in points last season; makes belated racecourse debut at the age of nine; tongue-tie on; third reserve.

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Non-runners

Dylan Og, The Shantou King, Lorna Yeats

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Payout
Exacta €229.00
Straight Forecast €159.80
Trifecta €733.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Trust Me Nate

POSTDATA:

Castle Field Boy

The Irish Sun:

Starman

TOPSPEED:

Trust Me Nate