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15:25 Leopardstown

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Rockbrook Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • 18 runners
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Rockbrook Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 067CP1

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Better chaser but had been struggling prior to successful return to hurdles at Navan last month, coming from off the pace under patient ride over 2m6f on this sort of ground; 8lb rise still leaves him 21lb below his chase mark so demands plenty of respect, although not yet fully proven at 3m.

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7th

3

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Wa Wa

12st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

disputed lead early, soon prominent

25/1

12/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: 6005

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Huge odds in maidens, showing first glimpse of ability at Naas last time, coming from well off the pace over 2m3f, having run green; this step up in trip should suit and worth a look on handicap debut although opening mark looks on the high side.

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20

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Atacanter

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

0-15 overall, placed in two of his five starts over fences, including second to He Fitz In at Limerick; in rear at Down Royal, losing all chance with a bad mistake 3lb out of the handicap.

20/1

11th

5

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Atacanter

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Maiden was just denied over 3m at Limerick last time; raised 2lb but should have more to offer; this longer trip should be fine and go well.

4/1

OUR TIP

6/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 90-901

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Back from underwhelming spell chasing to record first win over hurdles when getting up on post on handicap debut in 2m4f Navan contest in January; up further in trip here and one of the least exposed so major respect.

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11th

9

8th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:40 Kelso

Pure Sirloin

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Sandy Forster

Won for Gavin Cromwell in Ireland at start of 2023, but left that stable after two disappointing efforts last summer and makes debut for Sandy Forster after 233 days off; others have more pressing claims.

25/1

Form: 48FP40

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Placed in a Cork hunter chase last Easter and has been campaigned solely over hurdles since, only midfield behind Wa Wa at Navan on latest; of limited appeal.

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3rd

9

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:15 Wexford

Plain Or Battered

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

Ran creditably over this trip at Leopardstown in March last year on his penultimate run for his previous trainer; fell in a handicap chase on stable debut; strong contender now following a good second in a 2m6f handicap hurdle at Down Royal; needs to jump more cleanly.

9/2

Form: 2597P5

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden after 17 starts, although recent Thurles fifth (first-time cheekpieces) one of her better efforts; hard to see her playing a major role.

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No Results Found

Form: -16947 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Cork win last May came in similar conditions, recent form has been on softer ground so potential improver now back on more favourable ground.

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4th

2

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Iridescent

11st 10lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Jonathan Fogarty

didn't always jump with fluency, led at slow pace, faced challenge home turn, headed and weakened before 2 out

7/4

2nd

2

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

18:45 Galway

Iridescent

11st 10lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: Jonathan Fogarty

held up in rear, in touch with leaders 9th, prominent when raced wide after 3 out, disputed lead before 2 out, led clearly when ridden after last, headed but kept on well towards finish, no match for winner

9/4

1st

6

11th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 170y

19:15 Wexford

Iridescent

11st 10lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Jonathan Fogarty

Posted his best hurdle effort when winning off 95 at Ballinrobe in May and followed up with a career best chase success; not as good over hurdles since though and might find this trip on the sharp side.

7/1

Form: 651-46 D

Last run: 92 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Last year's Irish National winner has been seen only twice since, latest when fading quite tamely over same C&D in early December; back from a break no doubt, on the road to a repeat National bid, off very attractive hurdles mark (37 below chase mark) but market may prove best guide here with yard also fielding the in-form Wa Wa.

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7th

2

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Lord Lariat

12st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Last year's Irish National winner has been seen only twice since, latest when fading quite tamely over same C&D in early December; back from a break no doubt, on the road to a repeat National bid, off very attractive hurdles mark (37 below chase mark) but market may prove best guide here with yard also fielding the in-form Wa Wa.

13/2

6th

1

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 5f 0y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Lord Lariat

11st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

led, headed but prominent before 1st, briefly led 16th, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

3/1

4th

3

12th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 200y

16:30 Punchestown

Lord Lariat

11st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

towards rear but in touch with leaders early, dropped to last before 4th, went fourth and pushed along 3 out, keeping on but no impression when mistake last, never near to challenge

9/2

Form: 45B606 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner in 2021 including over this trip; on a long losing run, however not discredited latest back at 2m4f; could soon be approaching a competitive mark but others preferred for now.

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8th

7

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Lessofdnegativity

11st 6lb

J: Daniel King

T: Andrew McNamara

Three-time winner in 2021 including over this trip; on a long losing run, however not discredited latest back at 2m4f; could soon be approaching a competitive mark but others preferred for now.

16/1

6th

12

8th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Lessofdnegativity

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Andrew McNamara

Form has dipped in recent starts and his best form is over further than this; getting down to a good mark but others preferred.

33/1

11th

20

27th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 6f 0y

13:50 Navan

Lessofdnegativity

10st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Andrew McNamara

Some reasonable runs over fences lately without quite looking like hitting the target; trip and ground should be right up his street.

20/1

Form: 51-P08

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Signed off last season with 2m7f Thurles win on this sort of ground for John O'Callaghan; three runs since returning in January have been below best but showed a little more behind Wa Wa at Navan last time; good bit to find though.

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10th

11

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Cafe Del Mar

11st 5lb

J: Dylan Robinson

T: David J Phelan

Won 2m7f handicap here last year off 87; not at best last season although ended campaign with more encouraging third at Kilbeggan (3m); marked drop in trip here on seasonal return will hardly play to her strengths.

14/1

3rd

5

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Kilbeggan

Cafe Del Mar

11st 5lb

J: Dylan Robinson

T: David J Phelan

Won 2m7f handicap hurdle on good ground at Thurles towards the end of last season; not as good in five runs for this yard but return to quicker ground here could seen a return to form.

10/1

6th

6

16th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

15:25 Tramore

Cafe Del Mar

11st 8lb

J: Dylan Robinson

T: David J Phelan

Won 2m7f handicap hurdle on good ground at Thurles towards the end of last season; not as good in four runs for this yard and might need a bit further than this trip these days.

20/1

Form: P-8600

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 8yo yet to trouble the judge over hurdles and fences, fading quite tamely in first-time tongue tie over this trip at Punchestown last time; hard to fancy.

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8th

9

20th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 70y

17:17 Wexford

Diamond Grove

11st 2lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Edward Cawley

towards rear of midfield, dropped to rear when pushed along after 12th, weakening when mistake 3 out, tailed off before 2 out

25/1

18

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

16:52 Naas

Diamond Grove

10st 13lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Edward Cawley

14-race maiden and struggling for form this season; hasn't shown the form required for a few years; cheekpieces now tried.

50/1

10th

17

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Diamond Grove

10st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Edward Cawley

Lightly raced 8yo yet to trouble the judge over hurdles and fences, fading quite tamely in first-time tongue tie over this trip at Punchestown last time; hard to fancy.

25/1

Form: 5U1425

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Left all previous form behind when landing 2m4f Fairyhouse handicap in November and two good runs in defeat afterwards; testing conditions could have found her out at Punchestown on latest so not sure this step up in trip and better ground will be in her favour.

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9th

1

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 77y

18:20 Ballinrobe

Carrig Carol

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: Peter Croke

Hurdle winner has run well at this track before; however, has been well beaten on recent starts; cheekpieces need to work.

18/1

13th

1

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Carrig Carol

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Peter Croke

Winning hurdler is 0-4 chasing; expected to come on for recent hurdles comeback run but bit to do off this opening mark.

12/1

Form: 651346

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Tramore beginners chase winner with creditable handicap hurdle form since, including still in front when losing all chance with bad blunder at last in Navan event won by Wa Wa; only sixth over 2m4f here yesterday and not sure this longer trip will suit.

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8th

8

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Indie Belle

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Widger

Better chaser than hurdler, rated 20lb lower in this sphere and just 1-18; might need this run with a view to going back over fences.

9/1

1st

11

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 50y

19:10 Punchestown

Indie Belle

10st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Widger

in touch with leaders, midfield when stumbled and nearly lost jockey after 7th

12/1

1st

4

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:35 Downpatrick

Indie Belle

11st 10lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Robert Widger

Tramore beginners' chase winner in December has been kept to hurdles since, running well on a couple of occasions, 3m looking too far last time; scope for improvement in first handicap chase with trip/ground to suit and capable claimer booked.

10/1

Form: 87938

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Point-to-point winner is 0-5 hurdling although not discredited on both handicap attempts; probably still too high in the handicap; tongue tie tried.

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8th

16

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

West Of Carrig

10st 10lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Peter Croke

Point-to-point winner struggling to make his mark in handicap hurdles although recent Ballinrobe effort suggests he may be approaching a competitive mark.

14/1

5th

7

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 122y

19:38 Ballinrobe

West Of Carrig

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: Peter Croke

Winning pointer who has hinted at winning potential over hurdles in maiden/handicap company; however, not easily trusted after finishing tailed off here last time.

12/1

Form: P-U145

Last run: 85 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Off the mark (well-backed) when a last gasp winner of a heavy ground 2m4f Wexford handicap in October and left with fair bit to do in Fairyhouse amateur handicap before decent effort at Cork; not sure if he's an obvious candidate for this step up in trip.

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0

13

18th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

19:18 Tramore

Loup De Tallane

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Eoin Griffin

towards rear, detached 5th, pulled up before 3 out (usual 4 out)

10/1

5th

2

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:35 Killarney

Loup De Tallane

12st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

Last-gasp winner of heavy-ground 2m4f Wexford handicap in October and back to that level of form when last seen in similar Punchestown contest in late May, chasing home a clear-cut winner on decent ground; cheekpieces now added to tongue-tie worn on latest.

7/1

Form: D1079-4

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Down Royal bumper winner last season (later disqualified for banned substance) whose initial three maiden hurdle runs revealed little; much more encouraging return from 11 months absence at Navan on Saturday when never dangerous fourth over 2m6f; potential improver now upped in trip for handicap debut.

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5

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Patsys Honour

11st 10lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Down Royal bumper winner last season (later disqualified for banned substance) whose initial three maiden hurdle runs revealed little; much more encouraging return from 11 months absence at Navan on Saturday when never dangerous fourth over 2m6f; potential improver now upped in trip for handicap debut.

12/1

4th

7

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 100y

15:45 Navan

Patsys Honour

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Lost a Down Royal bumper win last season after a positive test; hurdles rating of 105 is respectable though not yet out to the test in a handicap and is possibly flattering.

8/1

Form: 4330PP

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Placed in bumpers and in maiden hurdles over a range of distances but pulled up on latest two starts on soft ground; return to better ground seems sure to suit but too many question marks at this stage.

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11

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 51y

16:55 Sligo

Elusive Sea

10st 6lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

33/1

13

26th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Elusive Sea

11st 4lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Gordon Elliott

Placed in bumpers and in maiden hurdles over a range of distances but pulled up on all three starts this year on softer ground, jumping poorly latest; cheekpieces now tried and return to better ground sure to suit but too many question marks at this stage.

12/1

11

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Elusive Sea

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Placed in bumpers and in maiden hurdles over a range of distances but pulled up on latest two starts on soft ground; return to better ground seems sure to suit but too many question marks at this stage.

20/1

Form: 707-70

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Off the track for 19 months before running respectably at Fairyhouse in January before midfield behind Wa Wa at Navan; plenty to find off same mark.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10th

12

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:17 Down Royal

Fairly Bold

11st 2lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear, not fluent 5th

25/1

12

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:25 Cork

Fairly Bold

11st 2lb

J: Mr T P Harney

T: P J Rothwell

Not much to show for three maiden runs but put up a better effort at Navan last time on second h'cap start; more needed but not one to dismiss; watch market.

14/1

16

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Fairly Bold

10st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

Off the track for 19 months before running respectably at Fairyhouse in January before midfield behind Wa Wa at Navan; plenty to find off same mark.

20/1

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Non-runners

Junior Rattler, Patsy's Honour, Fairly Bold

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Payout
Exacta €1304.00
Straight Forecast €1723.90
Tricast €7756.50
Trifecta €3185.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Atacanter

RP Ratings (IRE):

Carrig Carol

TOPSPEED:

Loup De Tallane

SPOTLIGHT:

Junior Rattler

POSTDATA:

Lord Lariat