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13:55 Clonmel

Heavy

Nire Valley Claiming Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 2f 112y
  • 15 runners
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Nire Valley Claiming Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.90
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 68620F D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Chased home Youralwaysdreamin in a similar contest at Limerick; soundly beaten in two starts since however and would appear best watched here.

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6th

6

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

12:50 Limerick

Bal De Rio

10st 10lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Course 2m3f winner has won six times over hurdles in all, including four in claiming events; briefly left the yard last year and finish 8l second in a race of this type at Clonmel in September; finished second in this event 12 months ago.

7/2

2nd

4

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 181y

14:30 Clonmel

Bal De Rio

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: James McAuley

Course winner has won six times over hurdles, including four in claiming events; moved to this yard after a second at Bellewstown last time; handles any ground and is weighted to go close.

9/4

2nd

5

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

16:05 Bellewstown

Bal De Rio

11st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

in touch with leaders, went second before 3 out, challenging on inner before 2 out, not fluent last, kept on run-in, just held

13/2

11/2

  • Place: £3.40

Form: /1F-90 D

Last run: 93 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Good novice hurdler last season, winning a Downpatrick maiden hurdle and was running well when falling at the last in a Grade 3 at Navan; off for a year and well beaten in a pair of handicap hurdles in December; well ahead on ratings but that rating would have to be questionable on recent evidence.

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5

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:00 Clonmel

Boothen Boy

11st 4lb

J: E Walsh

T: Cian Collins

raced wide, soon prominent, pulled up quickly before 3rd, looked to go wrong

8/11

2nd

1

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:55 Clonmel

Boothen Boy

12st 0lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, headway to challenge going okay before 2 out, led narrowly after 2 out, ridden and headed run-in, no extra towards finish

11/2

11th

2

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

1m 7f 111y

14:44 Thurles

Boothen Boy

11st 10lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

Promising last year; was running a big race in a Grade 3 before taking a heavy fall at the last; was too keen when beaten a long way on return; hood is tried and can be a player if it works.

8/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 652695

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden but her best effort was when a close second in a 2m handicap hurdle at Tramore on heavy; reasonably consistent performer and has an each-way chance here.

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6th

13

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:10 Tramore

Knocknagappagh

11st 5lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

Longstanding maiden but runner-up in three of her five chases and didn't appear to give her running last time at Ayr; each-way claims if back to best.

14/1

4

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Knocknagappagh

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Peter Fahey

Irish raider; 0-23 overall but has taken pretty well to fences this season and stuck to her task when second of ten at Punchestown (2m3f, soft) last month; Brian Hughes takes the ride here; no surprise if she features.

4/1

Form: 0801U7 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Both of his wins have come in claiming hurdles, most recently over 2m4f here in September; not beaten far in a Naas handicap hurdle nine days ago and should go well here.

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3rd

1

21st Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 110y

19:58 Wexford

Emir De Rots

12st 0lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Won claiming hurdle at Clonmel in September and consistent generally since; yet to show his best form at this trip though.

10/1

2

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 6f 169y

20:00 Clonmel

Emir De Rots

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Won over hurdles here; unseated having made mistakes on last chase start but some creditable efforts over hurdles since; could be involved if he gets his jumping together.

5/1

3rd

15

11th May 2023

Soft

2m 3f 25y

19:48 Clonmel

Emir De Rots

11st 6lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

towards rear

12/1

Form: U0-4PU

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Impressive winner of a maiden hurdle for Henry de Bromhead in 2020 but never fulfilled that early promise; tried chasing this season, only completing once but not devoid of promise; back over hurdles here but others preferred.

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7th

11

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

13:45 Punchestown

Commandingpresence

10st 10lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Andrew McNamara

Well beaten behind Bal De Rio at Clonmel last time but was giving that rival 14lb then and more favourable terms today; not without hope.

12/1

5th

5

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:55 Clonmel

Commandingpresence

11st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Andrew McNamara

Impressive winner of a maiden hurdle for Henry de Bromhead in 2020 but never fulfilled that early promise; tried chasing this season, only completing once but not devoid of promise; back over hurdles here but others preferred.

25/1

4

5th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:20 Leopardstown

Commandingpresence

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Andrew McNamara

in rear but in touch with leaders early, got well behind when not fluent 4th, bad mistake and unseated rider 5th

40/1

Form: P/0089 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

November Handicap winner on the Flat and one-time 140-rated hurdler for Gavin Cromwell; very much a light of other days but hard to dismiss completely in this company.

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9th

12

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Jukebox Jive

11st 4lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

Not the horse he once was but coming down the handicap to a more competitive mark; stayed on decently to finish fourth in a Down Royal handicap last month; off the same mark here and could go well.

10/1

4th

4

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Jukebox Jive

11st 11lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

Once smart Flat horse hasn't won over hurdles in a long time although some promise on latest at Roscommon in re-fitted cheekpieces when nearest at finish over this trip; seems to be down to a competitive mark.

8/1

5th

10

8th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:30 Roscommon

Jukebox Jive

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

towards rear of midfield, headway 3 out, stayed on from 2 out, nearest finish

33/1

Form: 6-1P60

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won a good ground maiden hurdle at Tipperary in May; overly keen at Wexford two weeks ago on his return but was not beaten far; ground likely to be a big negative.

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16th

17

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

14:00 Naas

Must Meet Cecil

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Cian Collins

raced in second, soon clear with one other

14/1

1st

9

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Must Meet Cecil

11st 6lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

Winner of two claiming races during August; did well to beat Bal De Rio and subsequent winner Starman at Bellewstown; overall handicap form raises doubts.

8/1

Form: 8-4001 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Limerick bumper winner; appreciated the drop to claiming class when beating Bal De Rio on soft ground at Limerick over 2m5f; should be a big player here despite the drop in trip.

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4

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:55 Clonmel

Youralwaysdreamin

12st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Patrick T Foley

Limerick bumper winner; appreciated the drop to claiming class when beating Bal De Rio on soft ground at Limerick over 2m5f; should be a big player here despite the drop in trip.

11/8

1st

4

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Youralwaysdreamin

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Patrick T Foley

led, soon clear with one other, not fluent 8th, soon joined, headed but prominent 4 out, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, rallied and led again approaching last, kept on well

7/1

10th

4

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

12:55 Limerick

Youralwaysdreamin

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Patrick T Foley

led

33/1

Form: /353-6

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some promise in bumpers for Micky Hammond in 2021; well beaten in a Limerick maiden hurdle at Christmas on his stable debut; others preferred.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

5

18th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 45y

14:40 Tipperary

Freddies Frontier

11st 4lb

J: Mr T O’Connor

T: Turlough O’Connor

Well beaten in three hurdle runs and can't be fancied.

100/1

10th

3

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:15 Limerick

Freddies Frontier

11st 12lb

J: Mr T O’Connor

T: Turlough O’Connor

midfield, mistake 1st, not fluent 8th

66/1

6

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:55 Clonmel

Freddies Frontier

11st 4lb

J: Mr T O’Connor

T: Turlough O’Connor

Showed some promise in bumpers for Micky Hammond in 2021; well beaten in a Limerick maiden hurdle at Christmas on his stable debut; others preferred.

40/1

Form: 46860F

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

20-race maiden; beaten when falling two out in a Limerick handicap chase nine days ago; others preferred.

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9

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:55 Clonmel

Four Horsemen

10st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Karl Thornton

20-race maiden; beaten when falling two out in a Limerick handicap chase nine days ago; others preferred.

50/1

12

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 120y

16:35 Limerick

Four Horsemen

10st 0lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Karl Thornton

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 5th

33/1

17

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

14:40 Clonmel

Four Horsemen

11st 6lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Karl Thornton

Third reserve; 0-19 under Rules and struggling this winter.

Form: 000

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in three maiden hurdles and would appear to be of little account.

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7

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

17:20 Punchestown

Ivoir Borget

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Liz Doyle

Nothing in maidens and was pulled up in a claiming hurdle at Clonmel; has a lot to prove, but cheekpieces are tried on handicap debut and this will be his first time on this ground.

14/1

12

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:55 Clonmel

Ivoir Borget

10st 8lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Liz Doyle

Tailed off in three maiden hurdles and would appear to be of little account.

50/1

17th

4

11th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Gowran Park

Ivoir Borget

11st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Liz Doyle

Dan is a half-sister to the great Sprinter Sacre; no sign of ability on his first two runs at Punchestown and Clonmel.

66/1

Form: 326660

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Has come up against some decent sorts in maiden hurdles and not disgraced in a Listed mares contest at Thurles; soundly beaten since and does not make much appeal at the moment.

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1st

4

5th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Littel Flour

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Jennie Candlish

Two good runs for this yard, latterly at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) succumbing to a hurdling newcomer who had won three times on the Flat in Germany; might be the answer.

5/4

2nd

9

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Newton Abbot

Littel Flour

10st 11lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Jennie Candlish

took keen hold, prominent, led 5 out, going best home turn

100/30

3rd

2

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

21:00 Perth

Littel Flour

11st 12lb

J: Miss Molly Landau

T: Jennie Candlish

0-11 over hurdles when trained in Ireland but her third at Tipperary (2m, good to yielding) in May was a good effort and she has possibilities if in similar form on this stable debut.

11/2

Form: 4P-364

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Some decent maiden hurdle form on good ground; did not seem to stay 2m5f behind Youralwaysdreamin at Limerick; wants better ground but could acquit himself over this shorter trip.

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2nd

3

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

14:15 Fakenham

Nevendon

10st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

in touch with leaders

12/1

2

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:22 Wincanton

Nevendon

12st 0lb

J: Lt Billy Aprahamian

T: Alexandra Dunn

Just 1-27 under both codes, the sole success coming in a selling hurdle; below par when last seen in September, over hurdles and then back on the Flat; others appeal more.

14/1

Form: 00P

Last run: 105 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Some ability on the Flat for Richard Hannon but nothing to recommend here; cheekpieces will need miraculous properties.

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15

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:55 Clonmel

Night Of Dreams

10st 8lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Some ability on the Flat for Richard Hannon but nothing to recommend here; cheekpieces will need miraculous properties.

66/1

7

6th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 50y

12:45 Tramore

Night Of Dreams

11st 12lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear, mistake 4 out, weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up after 2 out

100/1

17

1st Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 199y

14:02 Thurles

Night Of Dreams

10st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: P J Rothwell

Second reserve; ex Richard Hannon-trained; tailed off on both maiden outings last month, easily passed over.

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Payout
Exacta €449.00
Straight Forecast €564.10
Trifecta €790.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Knocknagappagh

SPOTLIGHT:

Youralwaysdreamin

The Irish Sun:

Boothen Boy

POSTDATA:

Bal De Rio

TOPSPEED:

Knocknagappagh