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Mongey Communications Maiden Hurdle

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  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 22 runners
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Mongey Communications Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 22 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Imperial Monarch gelding; dam well held in bumper, half-sister to bumper/useful 2m4f-2m5f hurdle winner Pere Blanc and 3m hurdle winner Behindthelines; tough ask for a newcomer.

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6th

2

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:40 Punchestown

Barry Lyndon

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Course 2m maiden winner on debut last May on good-to-yielding; halfway faller at Down Royal in March on return from 227-day absence; satisfactory run in fourth in a 2m4f Fairyhouse handicap; others better suited by the race conditions.

20/1

4th

2

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Barry Lyndon

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Punchestown maiden winner on debut last May on much quicker ground; halfway faller on return from 227 day absence at Down Royal a fortnight ago, ground concerns here.

16/1

Form:

Last run: 278 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Smart performer on the Flat (rated 97); tailed off when 22-1 for jumps debut in a maiden hurdle when last seen and off 278 days.

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15th

2

14th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:15 Cork

Breath Caught

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

RPR 103 in 2020 on Flat in Britain but 22s, struggled both (Irish) hurdles starts; latest better, yet poor race and took heavy fall late.

33/1

0

1

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 150y

17:20 Wexford

Breath Caught

11st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: E McNamara

Useful on the level but showed nothing on hurdle bow and he's been off 380 days; wears first-time tongue-tie.

20/1

OUR TIP

Abandoned

Form: 66

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

62,000Euros 3yo; promise in two maiden hurdles so far, although has shaped like he may want further; might be one for handicaps up in trip at this point.

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9th

25

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

Canal End

10st 7lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Peter Fahey

Won Fairyhouse maiden hurdle last season and three solid runs since but will need more in this.

33/1

7th

16

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Canal End

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Peter Fahey

took keen hold, prominent on inner

5/1

3rd

13

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 50y

13:42 Navan

Canal End

10st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Peter Fahey

Won a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle in April over 2m4f and was an eyecatcher on first run since in a 2m Galway handicap, staying on; this is a major step-up in trip but can be a big player if staying; retained rider aboard.

4/1

Form: 09

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off at huge odds in two runs so far.

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1

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

13:05 Catterick

Coco Kolada

12st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Karl Thornton

Irish hurdler who justified favouritism at Down Royal (2m1f, soft; drew clear run-in) last week, building on his promising reappearance effort (2m4f); has low mileage and looks likely to progress further; leading player even with 7lb penalty.

8/11

1st

7

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Coco Kolada

11st 8lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, not fluent 2nd, prominent behind clear leader after 2nd, headway after 3 out, ridden to lead from last, stayed on

5/1

Form: 58

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Modest form in points and tailed off in two starts under Rules.

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3rd

22

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Conyers Hill

10st 9lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Won back-to-back earlier in the season and, having dipped a little, posted career-best last month when chasing home front-running Effernock Fizz in valuable 2m Fairyhouse handicap, just outbattled having led; 3lb rise so more needed.

14/1

2nd

9

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Conyers Hill

11st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Won back-to-back earlier in the season but signs the handicapper has caught up since and he was below par at the Dublin Racing Festival when last seen; tough looking mark.

18/1

Form: 38U732 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Point and bumper winner; has gone close on several occasions in his eight hurdle starts and only beaten half a length in his last two runs; form of his penultimate run looks solid and he's a really versatile sort with regards to both ground and trip; visor now tried.

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2nd

13

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 90y

14:30 Punchestown

Fameaftertheglory

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Third in cross-country events at Cheltenham in December and behind Coko Beach here in February, beaten 17l; officially rated 34lb behind stablemate Stumptown; around 30l behind third-placed Coko Beach when fourth in the La Touche.

20/1

4th

11

2nd May 2024

Yielding

4m 1f 11y

16:50 Punchestown

Fameaftertheglory

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, lost position after 16th, soon dropped to rear

12/1

4th

1

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 116y

19:40 Bellewstown

Fameaftertheglory

12st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

led, not fluent 6th, headway and in touch with leaders halfway, headed and lost two places after 3 out, weakened run-in

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten 4l in a point before selling for £47,000 in December; runner-up from his point (also trained by this yard) chased home Ballyburn next time; could go well on Rules debut.

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2nd

2

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 120y

16:30 Cork

Find A Fortune

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, briefly went second 5th, led 3 out, ridden and went clear with winner from 2 out, headed last, no extra run-in, no match for winner

13/8

3rd

1

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:45 Limerick

Find A Fortune

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Ran twice in bumpers before promising hurdles debut fourth at Navan in December; has chased home clear-cut winners both starts since, latest over 3m at Thurles; major player in what appears a weaker maiden.

2/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fruits Of Love gelding; dam fourth in a bumper from three starts, sister to bumper and useful 2m-2m4f hurdle winner Grangeclare Lark, half-sister to smart 2m-3m hurdle/chase winner Scarthy Lad and 2m-3m hurdle/chase winner Datokepe; this looks like a tough ask on debut.

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8th

4

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:15 Limerick

Grange Pearl

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

towards rear

33/1

6th

4

26th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

12:40 Limerick

Grange Pearl

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

didn't jump with fluency, held up in midfield, awkward jump 1st, towards rear halfway, pushed along and became detached from 3 out

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

3-20 on the Flat; tailed off when last seen on final start for Andrew Balding; new yard and no signs in his pedigree and this sort of test will suit.

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7

(5)

1st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

16:55 Fairyhouse

Group One Power

9st 13lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: P J F Murphy

towards rear of midfield

14/1

13th

2

(16)

22nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 5f 0y

17:10 Navan

Group One Power

9st 13lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: P J F Murphy

held up in rear, some headway when switched right 3f out, pushed along 2f out, soon no extra

25/1

Form:

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off when 100-1 for his debut last month.

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14th

10

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Hunt Museum

11st 2lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Francis J Flood

didn't jump well, in rear throughout

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Modest 11-race maiden on Flat and not bred to stay this trip.

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10th

12

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 110y

18:05 Roscommon

Jimmy McGill

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

in touch with leaders, weakened 3 out

100/1

13th

15

(5)

22nd Apr 2023

Yielding

1m 3f 55y

17:30 Limerick

Jimmy McGill

8st 12lb

J: Jessica Maye

T: John Joseph Winston

prominent

33/1

8

17th Mar 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:50 Down Royal

Jimmy McGill

11st 4lb

J: Carl Millar

T: John Joseph Winston

in touch with leaders, prominent 3rd

100/1

Form: 1-67 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a point at Fairyhouse last season but tailed off in two starts over hurdles; drop in trip needs to spark a revival.

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3

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Mister Bo

11st 11lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Still lightly raced for his age but pulled up on all three starts for Henry Oliver this season, the last twice in handicap chases; sports first-time cheekpieces here; big leap of faith required to support him.

14/1

0

8

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 2f 13y

Class 4

15:43 Uttoxeter

Mister Bo

11st 2lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Bumper winner in 2022; showed some promise over hurdles on his penultimate run for Henry de Bromhead but he's been pulled up in both runs for this yard, including on his chase debut at Wetherby (3m, soft); has lots to prove and can only be watched.

25/1

0

4

29th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

13:50 Wetherby

Mister Bo

11st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

towards rear

9/1

Form: U

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Unseated when 50-1 for his debut last week; cheekpieces on.

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14th

11

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:57 Naas

Pasifucan

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Jumped badly in the early stages on debut at Leopardstown last Sunday and unseated at fifth; cheekpieces tried now

66/1

8

5th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Leopardstown

Pasifucan

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ciaran Murphy

didn't jump with fluency, raced in last, detached when drifted right and unseated rider just before 5th

66/1

Form: 34

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has run to a similar level in two bumpers so far; shaped like he may need further in a bumper here last time and pedigree suggests as much; wears first-time tongue-tie.

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Form: 4

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Flat winner and outran huge odds when fourth of 27 in High Definition's maiden hurdle at Leopardstown over Christmas; that form looks rock solid and ought to improve.

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12th

9

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Sign From Above

11st 11lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

Won a Galway Flat handicap last August and beat the useful Antrim Coast in a Navan maiden hurdle in September; fifth in a handicap hurdle at Chepstow in October; a long way below his best here in February and pulled up at Gowran the same month; better ground will help.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

10-time winner on the Flat and rated 73; stays 2m and he's an interesting recruit to this sphere; yard debut returning from 153 days off.

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10th

17

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:43 Kilbeggan

Singing The Blues

11st 13lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: E McNamara

First reserve; 10-time Flat winner but shown nothing in three runs over hurdles; handicap debut.

11th

1

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:25 Killarney

Singing The Blues

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Ten wins from 50 starts on the level; some promise in his hurdle bow at Ballinrobe on debut for this yard but tailed off back at that venue earlier this month; looks up against it.

12/1

10th

4

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 139y

17:18 Ballinrobe

Singing The Blues

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E McNamara

Ten-time Flat winner for Rod Milman in Britain; tame hurdles debut over C&D last month however and probably best watched for now.

40/1

Form: 14-4P4 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bumper winner on debut; has run well in defeat in each of his maiden hurdle outings since; beaten roughly 10l over 2m3f at Naas last time and that form is working out but not certain to appreciate return to 2m.

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2nd

3

19th May 2023

Good

2m 2f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Smooth Player

11st 12lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Bumper winner in 2021 has run some cracking races in defeat in six hurdle tries, including when second here in April; below that level at Tramore since at 2m when 4-7fav; needs to return to previous best.

7/2

2nd

2

17th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:45 Tramore

Smooth Player

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Gordon Elliott

Useful bumper performer has stepped up a level in performance on latest two maiden hurdle runs, finishing second at Navan (2m, heavy) and chased home a warm favourite over 2m6f at Downpatrick on soft; clearly trip-versatile but this sharp 2m possibly not ideal; major player all the same.

5/4

2nd

1

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 160y

13:40 Downpatrick

Smooth Player

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Gordon Elliott

disputed lead, prominent from 2nd, went second 7th, led approaching last, soon pushed along, ridden and headed final 110yds, kept on, no match for winner

9/4

Abandoned

Form: 90-056 BF

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Promising 250-1 fifth in a Leopardstown maiden hurdle in November but tailed off when a short priced favourite at Limerick in December; possibly didn't appreciate the step up in trip or heavy ground last time; has a bit to find on form.

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13th

7

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Sonny May

11st 9lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Denis Hickey

Placed in a 2m3f maiden last season; tailed off at this venue on handicap/seasonal debut; that looked too bad to be true but he needs to provide reassurance.

20/1

10th

8

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

15:08 Punchestown

Sonny May

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Denis Hickey

Showed more when fifth in a maiden hurdle over C&D and bounced back from a lesser effort when third of 14 at Naas in March; good mark for his handicap debut but has been off longer than any of his rivals.

17/2

3rd

13

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:57 Naas

Sonny May

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Denis Hickey

Huge price when showed improved form at Punchestown in November; unplaced favourite in much weaker company at Limerick.

20/1

Abandoned

Form: /08-54

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Came on from his return over 2m4f here when fourth back at 2m at Fairyhouse a fortnight ago; more required in a deep race here.

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14th

2

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Walter Grey

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: F G Hand

Tailed off when last seen but showed promise in maiden hurdles earlier last season; workable mark and one to consider.

7/1

15th

15

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:50 Navan

Walter Grey

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: F G Hand

Came on from his return over 2m4f here when fourth over 2m at Fairyhouse a fortnight ago, with O'Halloran's Castle 2l away in sixth; a bit more required now.

16/1

Form:

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Dual winner on the Flat but showed nothing on hurdle bow when 25-1 at Clonmel last week.

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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: 07

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off at big odds in two bumpers so far; hard to fancy.

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7th

13

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

19:30 Tramore

Myfiabellaevard

11st 5lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

Tailed off in three starts at big odds so far.

100/1

7th

12

19th May 2023

Good

2m 2f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Myfiabellaevard

10st 11lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

Beaten a long way in two bumpers and can't be fancied.

100/1

15

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 165y

18:15 Downpatrick

Myfiabellaevard

10st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: John C McConnell

Reserve; down the field in two bumpers and best watched for now.

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Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Laverock mare; dam placed in bumpers and 2m5f/3m hurdles; likely best watched on debut in decent race.

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Verdict

The maiden hurdle won by High Definition at Leopardstown over Christmas has been a key piece of form this season and the big priced fourth that day, SIGN FROM ABOVE, ought to go well with improvement expected. Fameaftertheglory should be in the mix again and Find A Fortune wasn’t beaten far in a decent point that has worked out well. [Phill Anderson]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sign From Above

The Irish Sun:

Canal End

POSTDATA:

Fameaftertheglory

RP Ratings (IRE):

Sign From Above

TOPSPEED:

Sign From Above