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16:50 Thurles

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Leugh Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 2m 7f 49y
  • 16 runners
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Leugh Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.90
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 630926

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won over an extended 3m on good ground at Kilbeggan last summer; also effective on soft; back to form when runner-up to Ishan at Punchestown; soundly beaten in sixth at Clonmel at the beginning of the month.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 116y

19:40 Bellewstown

Killinure Lass

11st 5lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

towards rear, pushed along but headway before 2 out, in touch with leaders approaching last, ridden and ran on well to lead inside final 110yds, won going away

18/1

6th

5

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 50y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Killinure Lass

11st 6lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Brian M McMahon

held up in rear, outpaced after 3 out, lost touch before 2 out, weakened approaching last

12/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 800-51 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Winning favourite over 3m at Clonmel; good prospects of coping with a 7lb rise considering that he is still 5lb below his career-high mark achieved with Michael Butler.

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5th

13

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 150y

19:55 Downpatrick

Tangental

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

prominent, not fluent 4th, not fluent 5th

4/1

15

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 80y

16:45 Tipperary

Tangental

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

Dual hurdles winner is unexposed and 10lb lower over fences; not far behind a couple of these when fourth at Navan; only beaten 4l over 2m4f at Down Royal last time and stepping back up in trip should suit.

7/2

3rd

12

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Tangental

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

midfield, in touch with leaders after 4 out, prominent before 2 out, went third but no extra after last, no match for first two

11/2

9/2

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 613422

Last run: 89 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Consistent sort; harmed his chance by hanging at Punchestown last time; previously no match for the highly progressive Jungle Prose at the same venue; definite chance if the addition of a hood does the trick.

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1

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Down Royal

Ballyglass Beauty

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Liam P Cusack

Won his third race over hurdles at Listowel in September and a creditable third at Gowran next time off 113; unseated at the first only chase start last year; likely to improve for this run.

22/1

3rd

9

30th Sep 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Gowran Park

Ballyglass Beauty

10st 0lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Liam P Cusack

Has won two of his last four starts and won going away when bolting up at Listowel last week; effectively 9lb higher (1lb wrong) in a much tougher race but can't be ruled out at present.

5/1

1st

14

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Ballyglass Beauty

10st 0lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Liam P Cusack

Two decent runs in defeat since winning at Sligo; needs a bit more but is unlikely to be far away and is ground versatile; 1lb out of the handicap.

12/1

Form: 0705P6 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Fourt-time winner, including three over hurdles; now back on the same mark as when winning at Wexford last autumn but others appeal more.

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0

1

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Sean Says

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Rodger Sweeney

3-31 over hurdles; mostly campaigned over fences and on the Flat over the past 12 months; makes little appeal.

16/1

5th

6

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 112y

14:15 Thurles

Sean Says

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Rodger Sweeney

1-16 over fences; tailed off over similar trip on latest chase start at Tramore and well held over timber at Clonmel since; patchy profile.

16/1

5th

7

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 50y

15:40 Clonmel

Sean Says

11st 9lb

J: Ian Power

T: Rodger Sweeney

Mixing it between jumping and Flat in recent months; runs well on occasions but has never been a prolific winner.

16/1

7/1

Form: 5282P1

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Bounced back from Punchestown failure in January when winning at the same venue last month, with Cher Why Not back in seventh; up 5lb for that.

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5th

9

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Dr Val

10st 11lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: E Sheehy

Is 1-16 over hurdles; in rear when unseated on chasing debut last time; others preferred.

28/1

Form: 541347 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Two wins during a consistent spell since last September; now 12lb higher than when scoring at Fairyhouse at the beginning of January; unplaced behind today's rival Dr Val on latest.

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7th

4

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Cher Why Not

11st 7lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

Veteran with three wins and nine places to his name from 35 starts over hurdles; retains plenty of ability, placed on his first three starts this season, all over staying distances at Fairyhouse; another solid display at Punchestown, but held by runner-up Cosmo Renfro.

8/1

Form: 51P0P-

Last run: 331 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Lost form last season after 2m4f Clonmel victory; still 3lb higher than winning mark; makes a belated seasonal debut.

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0

12

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:55 Limerick

Mrs Watson

10st 2lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Peter Croke

Tailed off over hurdles here in October on latest venture, that far from out of the blue either, and two tries so far over fences failed to yield a great deal; far from obvious claims.

50/1

Form: 513427

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Landed a handicap hurdle on testing ground at Clonmel last October; next three runs were solid efforts, including in Listed company; not one of her better efforts at Leopardstown last time; each-way chance on overall form.

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4th

8

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 150y

15:55 Punchestown

Lizlucky

10st 13lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Patrick T Foley

Has won on heavy; decent third in a 3m handicap here in December but failed to build on that at Fairyhouse last month; good enough to get involved.

8/1

4th

6

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 50y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Lizlucky

11st 6lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick T Foley

prominent, in touch with leaders 8th, brief headway before 2 out, weakened approaching last

9/1

3rd

2

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 194y

15:00 Punchestown

Lizlucky

11st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick T Foley

Consistent sort last term, holding her form well after getting off the mark over hurdles in a mares' hurdle at Clonmel on heavy; last month's Thurles comeback not without promise and should come on for it.

14/1

Form: 649055

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Out of his depth in a novice contest at Leopardstown last time; previously fifth behind Tangental at Clonmel; unlikely to turn the tables.

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16

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:43 Kilbeggan

Whip Whitaker

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

15-race maiden; ran okay over fences on chase debut at Clonmel 10 days ago; each-way claims if he builds on that.

6/1

4th

8

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 6f 169y

20:30 Clonmel

Whip Whitaker

11st 0lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

midfield

33/1

Form: 376156 C

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Has been running over fences; left her beginners' form behind when winning on handicap debut here in December last month; well below that form in a novice handicap chase at Limerick and when let down by her jumping at Fairyhouse.

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3

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:58 Navan

Lizrona

11st 9lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Eric Larkin

didn't jump well, always behind, tailed off when bad mistake 2 out, soon pulled up

10/1

6th

2

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Lizrona

11st 13lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Eric Larkin

Won twice over fences last season, over 3m at Thurles and 2m7f Clonmel, confirming her stamina; made an encouraging start to the season when second at Roscommon in September; questions to answer following four subsequent displays of lesser merit.

16/1

6th

2

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Lizrona

12st 0lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Eric Larkin

Won twice over fences last season, a 20-1 success in this race 12 months ago and over 2m7f Clonmel in April, confirming her stamina; made an encouraging start to the season when second at Roscommon in September; questions to answer following three subsequent displays of lesser merit.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 844466

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Has been running over fences; twice a beaten favourite over hurdles early in the season; hard to be confident about his chance.

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3

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Shantou Lucky

11st 11lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Chase and dual hurdle winner for Gavin Cromwell in Ireland but left that stable after two disappointing efforts last spring and was pulled up when reappearing for new yard last month; others have much less to prove.

40/1

3

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:54 Sedgefield

Shantou Lucky

11st 13lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

pressed leader, awkward jump 1st, led 3rd, headed 7th, weakened quickly 3 out

33/1

Form: -00P8F D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Off the track for a year after winning a Punchestown beginners chase in early 2021; no encouragement from this season's chase form; took a heavy fall at Clonmel last time.

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8

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 49y

16:50 Thurles

Owl Creek Bridge

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

midfield

20/1

1

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

14:40 Clonmel

Owl Creek Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Not a bad sort on his day; off the track for a year after winning a Punchestown beginners chase in early 2021 and has struggled to find a trace of his best form; others preferred.

20/1

8th

8

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 59y

13:14 Thurles

Owl Creek Bridge

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: E McNamara

Not much encouragement from chasing starts this year and blinkers tried.

33/1

Form: 857040

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Best effort when fourth in a 2m3f maiden at Limerick; overall credentials appear weak; handicap debut.

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4th

9

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Coole Vision

10st 3lb

J: Melanie Horsman

T: Norman Lee

in rear, headway halfway, prominent after 3 out, briefly disputed lead before 2 out, no extra and weakened from last

16/1

10

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 49y

16:50 Thurles

Coole Vision

11st 0lb

J: Melanie Horsman

T: Norman Lee

towards rear of midfield

25/1

11th

5

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 93y

15:21 Fairyhouse

Coole Vision

11st 12lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

Limerick fourth was his best effort yet, needs to find a bit extra in order to feature now.

12/1

Form: 000-P

Last run: 79 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Nothing to recommend from three maiden outings; 66-1 when pulled-up on handicap debut at Limerick in December.

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13

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 49y

16:50 Thurles

Robin De Light

10st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

midfield

40/1

21

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Robin De Light

11st 6lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: Michael J McDonagh

Third reserve; little to recommend in three maidens and one handicap hurdle.

10

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Robin De Light

11st 1lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: Michael J McDonagh

in touch with leaders

20/1

Form: 900-04

Last run: 76 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Showed little until a staying-on fourth behind Cher Why Not in a 3m handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse in January; fifth at Down Royal yesterday; needs to find a bit extra.

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3rd

9

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Duffys Getaway

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

held up in rear, headway before straight, kept on after last, went third towards finish, not reach leaders

10/1

4th

4

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Duffys Getaway

11st 4lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Won back to back handicaps earlier in the winter and has shot up the handicap since; however, performed creditably when 2nd off 102 at Fairyhouse in January; didn't jump well on chasing debut last time but has a squeak if restored to his best.

17/2

8th

4

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Duffys Getaway

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Progressive staying handicap hurdler this season, winning 3m contests at Fairyhouse and Punchestown and good placed efforts at former venue; appeared held by the handicapper on latest and now switches to fences; would prefer further.

13/2

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Non-runners

Pale Blue Dot, Duffys Getaway

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Payout
Exacta €435.00
Straight Forecast €285.90
Tricast €1756.60
Trifecta €3430.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Whip Whitaker

TOPSPEED:

Ballyglass Beauty

The Irish Sun:

Duffys Getaway

SPOTLIGHT:

Tangental

POSTDATA:

Cher Why Not