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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Hurdle

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  • 2m 6f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: P-311F

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Failed to win a bumper but improved for going hurdling and up in trip; backed up Clonmel maiden with an emphatic success over 2m4f at Fairyhouse and there with every chance when a faller three out here last time back at 2m; upped further in trip here and good chance of staying; trio of Cheltenham entries but this could prove a wise move.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

3

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 3

18:10 Hexham

Landrake

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Jamie Snowden

raced in second

5/1

7

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Landrake

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Useful in 2m-2m6f novice hurdles last term, recording RPRs of 140 on three occasions; has not taken to chasing at all well this season, soundly beaten three times, and was sold from Gordon Elliott for 50,000euros in February; may be revived by a change of scenery and the return to hurdling, but he's something of a risky proposition in his first handicap.

20/1

0

4

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

15:05 Navan

Landrake

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped left on occasions, led, not fluent 3rd, headed and raced in second 4th, slow jump and lost position briefly 5th, jumped badly left and bumped rival 7th, lost second 10th

15/2

Form: -13931 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner over this trip for John McConnell and big run when third to Landrake in 2m4f Fairyhouse novice before taking Gowran handicap over same trip last month, showing good attitude; steps up in grade here however and good bit to find with Landrake.

Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

10

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Ottoman Style

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent, in touch with leaders halfway

7/2

4th

8

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 110y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Ottoman Style

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Point winner and three-time hurdles scorer; in good form in handicap hurdles in February/March; went up a stone in total for 2m4f wins at Gowran and Down Royal; made a couple of mistakes when unplaced off 129 at this venue in April.

14/1

Abandoned

Form: 2-2163

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Quite highly-tried before gaining deserved success in 2m4f Down Royal maiden in December and similar level of form when third in Thurles novice last time over same trip; stays further and place claims.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 20y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Eye Van

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: R P Cody

Record of 1-13 over hurdles and rated 123 in that sphere; some decent runs in defeat lately but was well below form at Punchestown last time; cheekpieces on for chasing debut.

16/1

5th

2

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

16:45 Punchestown

Eye Van

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: R P Cody

prominent, pushed along and lost position after 3 out, ridden and detached from 2 out

12/1

13

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 155y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Eye Van

10st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: R P Cody

2m4f maiden winner at Down Royal and not beaten far in Thurles novice two starts back; well held latest and mark looks stiff enough.

20/1

Form: 8-3471

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at fourth attempt hurdling in 2m4f Ayr maiden last month, winning a shade snugly; much stiffer task awaits here.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

29th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 83y

Class 2

14:55 Cartmel

Langdale Lane

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: S R B Crawford

didn't jump with fluency, midfield, slow jump 2nd

5/1

17

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

12:35 Haydock

Langdale Lane

10st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: S R B Crawford

Won run-of-the-mill Ayr maiden (2m4f, good to soft) in February, his fourth start over hurdles, and probably bettered that performance when second in 3m handicap there (good to soft) three weeks ago; moves up in grade today but may still have more to offer.

20/1

2nd

8

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

13:50 Ayr

Langdale Lane

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: S R B Crawford

Built upon his previous promise when winning a 2m4f maiden here (good to soft) in February; that form has been boosted and he has potential off his handicap debut mark, while he wasn't stopping at the line so this longer trip may well be within range.

11/2

Form: 75-41

Last run: 102 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second runner for the Crawford team, having also scored at Ayr on latest when taking 2m4f novice in November; shapes like a stayer so longer trip here could suit but this looks a lot tougher.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

8

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Largy Shark

11st 12lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: S R B Crawford

towards rear, headway 6th, went second before 7th, pressed leader when pecked on landing 3 out

33/1

5

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Largy Shark

11st 8lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Dual novice winner, on good to soft and soft; his handicap debut at Navan in November was respectable (sixth of 20 over 2m) but he hasn't built on that (over 2m4f); could still have a say off this reduced mark.

11/2

6th

2

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:35 Ayr

Largy Shark

11st 10lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Form dipped in Class 2 event at Aintree when last seen in December but still isn't fully exposed over hurdles and looks interesting back down in grade, being 2-2 in Class 4s (including soft-ground Ayr win).

9/2

Form: 3-213P D

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Punchestown maiden win came over just shy of this trip and has contested Graded novice events since, fair third to smart Hiddenvalley Lake at Cork (3m) and none too fluent in Grade 1 Lawlor's Novice at Naas and eventually pulled up; needs to bounce back from that Naas run but definite contender on his best form.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

20th

7

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

Monbeg Park

11st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Won novice hurdle at this meeting last year; some promise over fences this season seems on a good mark back in this sphere; should be involved.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

French-bred made winning debut in 2m Limerick maiden in January despite looking in need of further; bare form of that doesn't amount to much but could be an altogether different beast now upped in trip.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

3

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Paul Marvel

11st 11lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Maiden hurdle winner; got a first taste of chasing last May before a break; stable's third-string in a six-runner contest at Gowran on return; second-string at Leopardstown early last this month when chasing home Paul Townend's mount; champion aboard now; could be well handicapped.

7/2

2nd

7

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Paul Marvel

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

raced wide, prominent, pushed along after 2 out, left in modest second when jumped left and hampered by faller last, ridden briefly and ran on towards finish, nearest finish

11/1

4th

4

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:02 Gowran Park

Paul Marvel

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, mistake 3rd, not fluent 4 out, weakened 2 out, no impression when mistake last

14/1

Form: 2-21

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point-to-point winner finished second to Monbeg Park in Cork bumper and off the mark over hurdles at second attempt when winning ordinary 2m4f Punchestown maiden last month under positive ride, rallying late; type to keep progressing and should stay this trip.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Senior Chief

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, brief headway 5 out, not fluent 4 out, soon weakened, eased when hampered by faller 3 out, soon pulled up

10/1

1st

7

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 182y

14:05 Punchestown

Senior Chief

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent on outer, joined leaders going okay home turn, ridden towards near side before last, switched right and ran on to lead after last, pushed out

2/5

2nd

8

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

15:05 Navan

Senior Chief

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, bumped 7th, went second 10th, pressed leader on inner 11th

4/1

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Verdict

A faller last time, LANDRAKE (nap) can get back on the winning trail here with this trip likely to suit. Monbeg Park looks the chief threat on form but the unexposed Paul Marvel could be a big improver now upped markedly in trip, and Senior Chief is also respected. [Alan Hewison]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Landrake

The Irish Sun:

Paul Marvel

TOPSPEED:

Monbeg Park

RP Ratings (IRE):

Landrake

POSTDATA:

Landrake