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13:25 Gowran Park

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Goresbridge Maiden Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £6265.49
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 18 runners
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Goresbridge Maiden Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.40
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 0245

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Went very close at Wexford last October; twice fifth at Punchestown since then; opposition here look weaker than in those two races; makes plenty of appeal in this company.

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9th

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Abbeydale

12st 1lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Had eight runs for Gordon Elliott, winning a 2m deep-ground maiden and later fourth of 16 in a handicap (2m, yielding); bought for 45,000euros and still has low mileage on the clock; market could be informative.

14/1

6th

3

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:57 Cork

Abbeydale

11st 1lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Landed heavy-ground 2m Gowran maiden last March later same month faded tamely in a rated contest at Naas; made a pleasing seasonal/handicap debut when a staying-on fourth over 2m at Thurles last month; half-brother to the useful Irish Saint should appreciate this extra half-mile.

5/2

11/8

  • Place: £1.02

Form: F

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

33-1 on debut at Limerick; was in the process of running a big race when coming down two out; that event won by a well-fancied stablemate; Rachael Blackmore takes over, capable of making his presence felt.

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7

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Raglan Road

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Not exactly progressive in maidens but rectified matters when scoring on handicap debut at Naas; sustained improvement is feasible and this trip may prove within his range.

10/1

1st

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:27 Naas

Raglan Road

11st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Was runner-up in a maiden hurdle a year ago at Gowran but hasn't repeated that form in three maidens since; however, he caught the eye running on at Fairyhouse last time and is respected on handicap debut.

3/1

5th

11

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Raglan Road

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Henry De Bromhead

Odds-on when second in a 2m maiden hurdle at Gowran in March; remote fourth behind the smart Ile Atlantique at the same venue on seasonal debut; needs to jump better than when again a remote fourth at Cork, though he had a lot of horses behind.

9/2

Form: P5

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Pulled-up on both starts in points; suffered the same fate on hurdling debut at Tramore; much more satisfactory at Thurles a month ago but hard to fancy.

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1st

3

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:32 Cork

Jet Setting Johnny

11st 12lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Miss Ellmarie Holden

Ran with credit on chase debut at Gowran and built on that when third in a beginners' at Clonmel last month; form is working out with the second and fifth both winning subsequently; should go well back up in trip.

4/1

3rd

5

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 180y

15:32 Clonmel

Jet Setting Johnny

11st 12lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Miss Ellmarie Holden

102-rated maiden hurdler ran okay to a point on last month's chasing debut at Gowran but lot more likely needed to feature here.

16/1

4th

3

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:20 Gowran Park

Jet Setting Johnny

11st 12lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Miss Ellmarie Holden

raced in second 1st, pressed leader 2nd, outpaced and lost second 3 out, no extra from 2 out

20/1

Form: 8754

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Useful on the Flat, winner on heavy ground for Aidan O'Brien at two; has shown winning potential over hurdles but was beaten around 30l when fourth at Punchestown last time; each-way chance.

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No Results Found
OUR TIP

Form:

Last run: 102 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Faded from two out on his debut at Punchestown in November; likely to need more experience.

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4th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 110y

17:40 Tramore

Glady Max

11st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: James Joseph Mangan

Dual point-to-point winner this season finished a remote second in Cork maiden hunters chase early this month (well-backed); mild promise in maiden hurdles this time last year and although opening mark seems on the high side is a potential improver.

10/1

2nd

5

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:08 Cork

Glady Max

12st 0lb

J: Mr J Hurley

T: James Joseph Mangan

disputed lead, led clearly after 5 out, awkward jump 2 out, soon headed, no chance with winner run-in

9/2

8th

8

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:25 Killarney

Glady Max

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: James Joseph Mangan

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 2nd, lost ground but in touch with leaders before 5th

25/1

Form:

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

15-race maiden on the Flat; will need to pick up more experience judging by his mid-field finish on hurdling debut at Navan last Saturday.

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No Results Found

Form: 42 BF

Last run: 168 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Flat winner over 1m4f on soft ground at Bellewstown last July; two promising runs over hurdles; did not get the best of runs when fourth at Wexford in September; absent since 8l Listowel second later that month but could go well.

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No Results Found

Form: 00

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Can be safely ruled out on the basis of his runs in maidens at Fairyhouse and Naas.

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3rd

8

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

17:08 Navan

Mighty Oak Lad

10st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

Came in for significant market support when winning on New Year's Day on his penultimate outing; pulled up in follow up bid and unlikely to appreciate this drop in trip on chase debut.

10/1

0

10

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Mighty Oak Lad

11st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Karl Thornton

Finished tailed off on first six starts but well backed 7-2 shot when bolting up over C&D earlier this month; up 16lb but he won by 11l with plenty in hand (eased down in closing stages) and may be capable of defying that rise.

11/4

20/1

Form: 8-450

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Shaped quite well at Cork last May; his other three runs have been much less encouraging; did not jump well at Punchestown last month on first run after a break

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0

1

29th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:20 Plumpton

Jimmy Boy

12st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: James Owen

midfield

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to a German Flat winner; dam a sister to Australian 1m1f Group 1 winner Moriarty; not an obvious contender to make a winning debut.

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7

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

16:35 Tramore

Rockys Glory

11st 4lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Queally

Soundly beaten this time last year in two maiden hurdles and not much better when contesting bumper in June; probably best watched on return with yard having a stronger contender in Whatsyourproblem.

50/1

Form: 07

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed improvement at Fairyhouse on second start; ran a bit green then and will probably need to get a handicap mark.

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4th

13

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Downtherefordancin

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Maiden has finished second in 2m4f handicaps at Punchestown and last month (after 126-day absence) at Naas, outstayed late on but clear of the remainder; 4lb rise okay and big player.

11/2

Form: 8

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Had plenty of horses behind him on debut at Punchestown but is held by Abbeydale who was 10l in front of him in fifth.

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1st

12

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Anyway

11st 9lb

J: Carl Millar

T: David Kenneth Budds

Raised 18lb for controversial Downpatrick win last summer (2m2f, good) and absent since creditable effort on softer ground at Fairyhouse in October; runs well fresh, has his ground and rider's claim a further positive so lots to like.

8/1

3rd

8

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Anyway

11st 6lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: David Kenneth Budds

Raised 18lb for controversial Downpatrick win, form well-advertised by two subsequent wins for the runner-up Gwan Tadhg; easier ground possibly the issue at Listowel when soundly beaten over 2m4f.

6/1

Form: 660

Last run: 161 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced on his first two runs over hurdles but poor over C&D last time; has changed stable.

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9th

8

(5)

9th May 2024

Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:53 Brighton

Mi Sueno

9st 3lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Paddy Butler

led

16/1

6th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Kempton

Mi Sueno

11st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Paddy Butler

raced in second

7/1

2

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Mi Sueno

11st 11lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Paddy Butler

Made all to win easily by 13l in a selling handicap at Fakenham (2m, soft) and repeated the trick over 2m here last month, albeit by a far narrower margin; up just 2lb and Rob Hargreaves rides again with his 7lb claim, but it could be harder to dominate this bigger field.

3/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Westerner gelding out of a point-to-point winner by Old Vic; in good hands.

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9th

12

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Navan

Western Model

11st 3lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

midfield

11/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Has a good Flat pedigree and was placed in two of his five Flat starts for Joseph O'Brien; best effort was over 1m3f on good ground; might not want it too soft.

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No Results Found

66/1

Form: 80

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not a likely maiden winner on the evidence of runs at Fairyhouse and Navan.

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No Results Found

Form: 00

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dan is a half-sister to the great Sprinter Sacre; no sign of ability on his first two runs at Punchestown and Clonmel.

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7

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

17:20 Punchestown

Ivoir Borget

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Liz Doyle

Nothing in maidens and was pulled up in a claiming hurdle at Clonmel; has a lot to prove, but cheekpieces are tried on handicap debut and this will be his first time on this ground.

14/1

12

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:55 Clonmel

Ivoir Borget

10st 8lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Liz Doyle

Tailed off in three maiden hurdles and would appear to be of little account.

50/1

17th

4

11th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Gowran Park

Ivoir Borget

11st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Liz Doyle

Dan is a half-sister to the great Sprinter Sacre; no sign of ability on his first two runs at Punchestown and Clonmel.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Interesting sort worth a look for future reference; half-brother to several winners including Gavin Cromwell-trained Grade 1 novice hurdle scorer Jer's Girl.

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18th

16

11th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Gowran Park

Mister Rockefeller

11st 2lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

Interesting sort worth a look for future reference; half-brother to several winners including Gavin Cromwell-trained Grade 1 novice hurdle scorer Jer's Girl.

20/1

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Exacta €206.00
Straight Forecast €101.80
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Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Raglan Road

SPOTLIGHT:

Abbeydale

The Irish Sun:

Raglan Road

POSTDATA:

Abbeydale