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17:20 Thurles

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www.thurlesraces.ie (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 0f 2y
  • 11 runners
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www.thurlesraces.ie (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race

Runners: 11 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.30
  • Place: £1.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fifth foal; half-brother to John Gosden-trained 1m/1m2f AW Listed winner Scentasia; unraced dam closely related to German 1m2f Listed winner Promesse De L'Aube; soft ground may not be ideal for a debut.

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1st

3

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 2y

17:20 Thurles

Factual Fact

11st 10lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Henry De Bromhead

Fifth foal; half-brother to John Gosden-trained 1m/1m2f AW Listed winner Scentasia; unraced dam closely related to German 1m2f Listed winner Promesse De L'Aube; soft ground may not be ideal for a debut.

5/1

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3/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 4

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Unraced dam by Galileo; made a satisfactory introduction when fourth of ten at Fairyhouse; raced a bit too keenly and left the impression that the experience would do him a lot of good; can go close with normal improvement.

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1st

5

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:50 Cork

Master Otis

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Thomas Mullins

in touch with leaders on outer, headway and led narrowly against near rail 2 out, ridden clear final 110yds, readily

7/1

5th

15

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Master Otis

10st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Thomas Mullins

Maiden who comes into the reckoning on the strength of last month's Leopardstown second; neck winner Zeeband backed that up with a handicap win at Limerick; first run in handicap company.

9/1

2nd

11

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Master Otis

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Thomas Mullins

10-race maiden; promise when beaten 14l in a C&D maiden hurdle and ran to a similar level when sixth behind Tullyhill at Naas but poor run in a bumper since; type to bounce back.

5/1

14/1

  • Place: £7.70

Form: 8

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dam a Flat and hurdles winner, half-sister to winners notably Rich Coast, a Listed scorer on the Flat and a Grade 3 winner over hurdles; made little impact on debut at Fairyhouse five weeks ago.

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4th

12

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Gabriel Ranger

11st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph G Murphy

disputed lead early, soon prominent

12/1

5th

9

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:15 Naas

Gabriel Ranger

11st 6lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Joseph G Murphy

towards rear, headway before 2 out, outpaced approaching last, no impression run-in

8/1

8th

4

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Gabriel Ranger

11st 13lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Joseph G Murphy

Eight-race maiden but has shown promise in maiden hurdles and the handicapper has given him a chance from this opening mark; shapes like longer trip may suit and one to consider.

11/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Cost 80,000 Euros at last year's Derby Sale; half-brother to Zaron, a French Flat winner who stayed well; worth a market check.

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1st

12

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 120y

16:30 Cork

Maxi Mac Gold

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

in touch with leaders on outer, went third and going easily 3 out, went second and pressed leader 2 out, good jump to lead last, went clear run-in, easily

15/8

3rd

7

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Maxi Mac Gold

11st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Showed promise on debut in a bumper at Thurles last March; chased home an odds-on favourite in a 2m maiden hurdle at Cork in November; failed to show any improvement when third at the same venue later in the month; stayed after getting outpaced, so extra half-mile should suit.

6/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam 1m4f AW winner with useful jumps winners in the pedigree; has to be taken seriously with Patrick Mullins booked.

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6th

8

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

18:25 Taunton

Perfect Nelson

11st 6lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Placed in an Irish bumper; has little to boast about in Britain and trailed Centara by some 20l over C&D when last seen in December; doesn't look on a good mark for handicap debut.

20/1

10th

9

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

13:00 Taunton

Perfect Nelson

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

towards rear

16/1

0

5

27th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:50 Kempton

Perfect Nelson

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Jeremy Scott

Good second in his last two spring bumper starts in Ireland for Peter Fahey; form dipped at Wincanton on stable/hurdles debut but the soft going was a possible excuse; should bounce back and play a big role granted better ground.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam German 1m1f winner, half-sister to Flat and jumps winner Arusha Park; in good hands.

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4th

8

22nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

I Wont Back Down

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Big step forward when winning comfortably at Ballinrobe (1m7f, soft) in April on his second start, and he was sold out of Sam Curling's yard for 100,000euros later that month; it wasn't a great race he won but he brings potential to his British debut and is not ruled out.

12/1

1st

5

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 137y

19:20 Ballinrobe

I Wont Back Down

11st 10lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: S Curling

Unplaced favourite on debut at Thurles; never looked like posing a serious threat in finishing sixth of 11 behind a useful-looking Henry de Bromhead-trained newcomer; should be better for the experience; Derek O'Connor sticks with him.

11/2

6th

6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 2y

17:20 Thurles

I Wont Back Down

11st 10lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: S Curling

Second foal; dam German 1m1f winner, half-sister to Flat and jumps winner Arusha Park; in good hands.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal; dam made the frame in two bumpers for Willie Mullins; sister to minor 2m4f hurdle winner Load Up Time; noteworthy jockey booking.

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3rd

6

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Warwick

Fourtowns

11st 6lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

prominent, slow jump 1st

11/2

3rd

3

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

13:55 Plumpton

Fourtowns

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

prominent, pushed along when not fluent 2 out, outpaced approaching last, no impression run-in

7/4

3rd

4

29th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:50 Ludlow

Fourtowns

11st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Ran well in two Irish bumpers before changing hands for £30,000; raced freely but still remained on the scene to be beaten under 5l in a heavy-ground novice at Newbury and that promising effort makes him a major contender.

11/8

Form: 776

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Clearly not one of the more promising bumper horses in the yard, though the experience of three runs could be an asset in a race in which newcomers form a majority.

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10th

8

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Listowel

Smokey Putnum

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

in rear

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Godolphin cast-off; cost 5,000gns; half-brother to useful middle-distance winner Mannaal; dam finished second in the Cherry Hinton and was a 6f Group 3 winner at two for Mick Channon.

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12th

2

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 46y

17:48 Roscommon

Akaabir

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Speedily-bred but shaped like he wanted further when beaten 19l by older rivals in decent Listowel maiden a week ago; won't need to improve much to contend for in-form yard/jockey.

12/1

7th

15

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Listowel

Akaabir

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

midfield, pushed along after 3 out, kept on from 2 out

66/1

17

(18)

23rd May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:40 Gowran Park

Akaabir

10st 1lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

First reserve; mild promise in C&D maiden last month but beaten long way in similar contest latest; hard to fancy on handicap debut; unplaced at Roscommon on Monday.

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of an unraced half-sister to bumper/hurdle/chase winner Defy Logic; immediate family of top-class chaser Strong Promise.

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10th

2

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 2y

17:20 Thurles

Alshaheen

11st 10lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: Gavin Cromwell

Out of an unraced half-sister to bumper/hurdle/chase winner Defy Logic; immediate family of top-class chaser Strong Promise.

7/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dam failed to win but is a half-sister to winners including Monaco Rose who stayed well on the Flat; also winnings sprinters in the family

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7th

3

(1)

27th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 176y

13:25 Bellewstown

Pondhill Pulse

9st 5lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

in touch with leaders, weakened quickly halfway

100/1

12th

7

14th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

20:10 Cork

Pondhill Pulse

11st 10lb

J: Mr F D Brickley

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

took keen hold, prominent, led after 2f, headed 5f out, weakened from 3f out

50/1

11th

10

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 2y

17:20 Thurles

Pondhill Pulse

11st 10lb

J: Kevin A Murphy

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Dam failed to win but is a half-sister to winners including Monaco Rose who stayed well on the Flat; also winnings sprinters in the family

20/1

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Exacta €303.00
Straight Forecast €408.30
Trifecta €11385.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Master Otis

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POSTDATA:

Master Otis