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13:50 Navan

Soft To Heavy

Navan Racecourse Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6526.55
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 18 runners
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Navan Racecourse Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.70
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 31132 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

2-4 in bumpers; showed that his long-priced Galway festival third was not a fluke when scoring at Kilbeggan in August; backed that up at Listowel before a more meaningful display when third to the promising Encanto Bruno at Cheltenham; good effort when a head second to a Willie Mullins-trained favourite on hurdling debut in 21-runner Naas maiden.

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4th

6

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:55 Fairyhouse

Thecompanysergeant

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

towards rear, headway and prominent 6th, challenging 3 out, weakened from last

20/1

2nd

6

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 192y

14:30 Thurles

Thecompanysergeant

11st 1lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

held up in rear, not fluent 6th, headway 3 out, went second 2 out, went clear with winner approaching last, kept on, no match for winner

7/1

9

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Thecompanysergeant

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

prominent, ridden and challenging towards far side before last, joined leader when fell last

20/1

11/2

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 14-4P4 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Galway bumper winner in 2021 on debut; clinically abnormal at Down Royal in December, but has run well in defeat in two completed maiden hurdle outings; beaten roughly 10l over 2m3f at Naas last time; 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

7/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 38U732 D

Last run: 26 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, beaten only half a length in his last two runs; form of his penultimate run looks solid; versatile sort with regards to both ground and trip, visor now tried.

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3rd

3

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:25 Navan

Fameaftertheglory

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Hasn't won under rules since 2021 but has a recent point win to his name; likely needs further than this these days but the ground should help bring his stamina into play; hard to rule out.

7/1

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Form: 0-5255

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Much the best of his four hurdle runs when 12l second to the smart Sandor Clegane (third in Friday's Albert Bartlett) over an extended 2m5f at Punchestown in November; disappointing at Down Royal and Newcastle.

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5

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 140y

16:02 Down Royal

Bleu DEnfer

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

jumped right on occasions, disputed lead, led narrowly 3rd, 1 length ahead when fell 3 out

6/1

1st

2

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:35 Ayr

Bleu DEnfer

11st 9lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

didn't always jump with fluency, disputed lead, led after 1st, shaken up approaching last, pushed along when clear run-in

2/7

Form: 1-67 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bumper winner for Pat Doyle at Fairyhouse last season; first hurdles run (also at Fairyhouse) was respectable but flopped at Gowran in January.

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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: -24220 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who has finished second four times in maiden hurdles including two narrow defeats at Thurles; never landed a blow on handicap debut at Leopardstown early last month but entitled to be in the mix on best form.

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23

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Mollys Glory

10st 2lb

J: Jake Coen

T: M C Grassick

Belatedly off the mark in a mares' maiden hurdle at Thurles in November; this is a whole new ball game and others are probably better treated.

50/1

Form: 34

Last run: 58 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 here last time and pedigree suggests as much; wears first-time tongue-tie.

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3rd

4

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:15 Naas

Run For Harry

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pressed leaders 2 out, outpaced last, kept on final 110yds, no match for first two

14/1

6th

3

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Run For Harry

11st 11lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

Soundly beaten on all four starts this season, including handicaps over this trip.

25/1

8th

2

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Run For Harry

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

Tailed off in his last four starts, including handicap debut last month; hard to fancy.

33/1

Form: 74

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second to the highly promising Ballyburn at Loughanmore in October on his third and final point outing for Stuart Crawford; made little impact in a bumper at Fairyhouse before a more satisfactory display on his hurdling debut at Fairyhouse.

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13th

7

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Ossifer Hops

11st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in rear

25/1

15th

9

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Ossifer Hops

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Maiden hurdle winner at Down Royal earlier in the year; some good runs in defeat subsequently but he was beaten a long way out at the Galway festival when last seen; freshened up since; career best called for.

14/1

0

9

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 6f 111y

20:20 Galway

Ossifer Hops

11st 6lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear

10/1

Form: P

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Wide-margin British point winner on heavy ground last March; cost GBP160,000; flopped on racecourse debut at Tramore; best watched against that background.

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9th

16

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:50 Navan

Kap DAttente

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Wide-margin British point winner on heavy ground last March; cost GBP160,000; flopped on racecourse debut at Tramore; best watched against that background.

12/1

17

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:32 Limerick

Kap DAttente

11st 7lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Wide-margin British point winner on heavy ground last March; cost GBP160,000; flopped on racecourse debut; best watched against that background, barring strong market positives; third reserve.

13

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 170y

13:05 Tramore

Kap DAttente

10st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent

6/1

Form: 0-6

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Failed to run to market expectations on his only bumper start last season; showing up prominently until making mistakes three out and two out.

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4th

10

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

OHallorans Castle

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: S R B Crawford

Unable to threaten on his four starts in Ireland and he's held by stablemate Bleu D'Enfer judged on their clash at Navan last month; however, he's shown ability and this race is easier than the ones he's been contesting; could give a good account.

12/1

17th

10

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

OHallorans Castle

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: S R B Crawford

Two midfield finishes in maidens last month and will be eligible for a mark after this.

33/1

10th

8

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:50 Navan

OHallorans Castle

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Failed to run to market expectations on his only bumper start last season; showing up prominently until making mistakes three out and two out.

16/1

Form: 375

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Moig South point winner in November; decent bumper effort when chasing home a pair of Willie Mullins-trained runners at Limerick; made mistakes on hurdling debut at Punchestown; remote fifth at Gowran nine days ago.

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1st

2

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

14:15 Uttoxeter

One Big Bang

11st 12lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

raced in second, joined leader 5th, led before 4 out, shaken up before 3 out, clear approaching last, kept on well, comfortably

8/15

1st

6

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

One Big Bang

11st 10lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Point winner who made it 0-8 under rules in Ireland when pulled up last month; however, he ran well when third of 13 in a handicap at Limerick (3m, heavy) in December and his new trainer does well with recruits from other yards; interesting on stable debut, especially if well backed.

5/1

6

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 150y

16:30 Punchestown

One Big Bang

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Paul Tobin

didn't always jump with fluency, prominent early, in touch with leaders when pushed along briefly after 3rd, pushed along after 8th, reminder after 9th, weakened after 4 out

6/1

Form: 00

Last run: 109 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Some ability on the Flat in Germany; down the field on his first two maiden hurdle runs.

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0

2

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 7f 110y

17:15 Tramore

Abu Hazem

11st 5lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Anthony McCann

Modest operator over hurdles and appears to be in at the deep end here; makes limited appeal.

50/1

14th

11

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Abu Hazem

10st 6lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Anthony McCann

Unseated early on his handicap debut at Tipperary when a 50-1 chance; others are far more likely winners of this.

50/1

Form: 5-07

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dual point-to-point winner; well held on hurdles debut at Leopardstown at Christmas; best watched for now; attracted the attention of the stewards at Clonmel a month ago; reported to be a bad traveller and as one likely to appreciate further; runs over 2m again.

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1st

2

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 14y

14:22 Clonmel

Kitsilano

11st 13lb

J: Tom Harney

T: John Joseph Murphy

midfield, headway and prominent 8th, not fluent 4 out

8/1

10th

16

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:05 Cheltenham

Kitsilano

10st 10lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: John Joseph Murphy

2-4 in Irish points; yet to make the breakthrough under rules (nine attempts) and that includes two runs over fences; beaten about 15l in handicaps in his two runs back over hurdles in September, nevertheless his closest finishes in this sphere; others have more pressing claims.

40/1

Form: 9

Last run: 175 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

In rear in a Roscommon bumper last September and has struggled in two runs on the Flat; makes no appeal.

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14th

4

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:50 Navan

Kippers Company

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Muredach Kelly

In rear in a Roscommon bumper last September and has struggled in two runs on the Flat; makes no appeal.

100/1

13th

3

(2)

23rd Nov 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Kippers Company

9st 8lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Muredach Kelly

dwelt start, towards rear

50/1

10th

2

(4)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 1f 0y

14:00 Curragh

Kippers Company

9st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Muredach Kelly

midfield, ridden and lost position over 3f out, no impression 2f out

100/1

16/1

Form: /08-54

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 000

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Down the field in three maiden hurdle outings since the end of January; can be ruled out.

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16th

16

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Shanroe Act

10st 7lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Karl Thornton

Six-race maiden and tailed off here latest; hard to fancy on what he's done so far.

5/1

5th

9

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 50y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Shanroe Act

10st 7lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Karl Thornton

towards rear, brief headway 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, kept on run-in, never on terms

16/1

8th

10

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Shanroe Act

10st 10lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Karl Thornton

never better than midfield, towards rear after 3 out, some headway run-in, never dangerous

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Brother to Alan King-trained 3m1f chase winner Mahlermade; dam was of little account on the Flat.

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18th

10

18th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 45y

14:40 Tipperary

Loaded By Lunch

11st 4lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Anthony McCann

Didn't jump well when pulled-up in a maiden hurdle on debut and can't be fancied on that run.

66/1

6

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:50 Navan

Loaded By Lunch

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Anthony McCann

Brother to Alan King-trained 3m1f chase winner Mahlermade; dam was of little account on the Flat.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta €221.00
Straight Forecast €161.80
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Selections

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