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J.J. Kavanagh & Sons Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • 20 runners
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J.J. Kavanagh & Sons Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: /8092P

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 10 starts; runner-up over fences last time but was then pulled-up at Down Royal; back to hurdles today with a tongue-tie added.

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10th

8

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:25 Naas

Kings Halo

10st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: James Daniel Dullea

prominent

4/1

1st

7

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:00 Naas

Kings Halo

10st 1lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: James Daniel Dullea

made all, soon clear with one other, reduced lead before 2 out, clear going best approaching last, pushed out and went further clear run-in, easily

2/1

2nd

7

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 173y

13:15 Punchestown

Kings Halo

10st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: James Daniel Dullea

Better chaser than hurdler, atoning for narrow Clonmel defeat last month by landing 2m6f Tramore handicap later same month despite not really handling the track; 8lb rise seems plenty but still respected.

4/1

Form: 0-0564

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Wasn't disgraced on handicap debut at Clonmel (2m) on return from a break; should have improved from that and worth watching in the market; non-runner at Cork because of testing ground last week.

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6th

11

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:30 Leopardstown

Magic Conqueror

10st 7lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Michael G Kennedy

Now 0-10 hurdling but three times runner-up including at Thurles and Tramore this term; didn't jump nearly as well in holding conditions at Clonmel latest so legitimate going concerns here.

12/1

6

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

15:30 Clonmel

Magic Conqueror

11st 12lb

J: Mr B Barry

T: Michael G Kennedy

Now 0-9 hurdling but three times runner-up including at Thurles and Tramore this term, most recently third over 2m4f at Cork; consistent mare has to be respected but this trip could be on the short side.

9/2

Form: 5700-P

Last run: 309 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won two points' this season and previously showed a glimpse of ability in maiden hurdles, including here; worth a market check.

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1st

7

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 100y

19:20 Limerick

Another Ocana

10st 10lb

J: E Walsh

T: L J Archdeacon

Two wins in points; off the mark over hurdles in a 2m3f handicap at this track in December; next three runs were over fences, including a moderate third over C&D when chance harmed by the interference caused by a faller; has to rebound from below-par run over hurdles here last week.

7/1

6th

1

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Another Ocana

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: L J Archdeacon

Got off the mark over hurdles when winning over 2m3f at this track over Christmas time off 7lb lower; three chase runs since, with best effort coming back here last time; clearly goes well at this track so respected.

5/1

Form: P800

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Showed a glimpse of ability in four maiden hurdle starts; market can guide on handicap bow.

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1st

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Limerick

Cosmo Renfro

11st 11lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Shane Nolan

prominent, lost position when pushed along after 3 out, headway and went second before 2 out, ridden to lead after last, stayed on

3/1

2nd

10

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Cosmo Renfro

10st 1lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Shane Nolan

prominent alone on inner, not fluent 5th, disputed lead before 8th, led narrowly 4 out, faced challenge but going okay 2 out, ridden after last, headed towards finish

6/1

3rd

10

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Cosmo Renfro

11st 1lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

Made the breakthrough in first-time cheekpieces over 3m at Limerick in November; holding his form well, including when second to the progressive Aodhan May (who has since completed a hat-trick) over 3m1f at Punchestown 17 days ago; strong contender.

7/2

Form: 340-04

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Showed ability a few times in maiden hurdles last season but was well beaten on handicap debut at Navan on comeback; much better in a Punchestown maiden last month; untested on this ground but market can guide.

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5th

10

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 140y

17:00 Punchestown

Hanoi Jane

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: T M Walsh

Comfortably got off the mark in a 2m3f handicap here (good to yielding) and that was only her second run in a tongue-tie; up 8lb but looks progressive and there's stamina in her pedigree.

11/4

1st

4

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

16:45 Punchestown

Hanoi Jane

11st 8lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: T M Walsh

travelled strongly, towards rear of midfield early, in touch with leaders 6th, prominent 4 out, led after 2 out, soon clear, not fluent last, ridden out

100/30

3rd

8

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 30y

18:48 Ballinrobe

Hanoi Jane

11st 8lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: T M Walsh

took keen hold, in touch with leaders early, lost position when mistake 2nd, went second before 4 out, lost position after 2 out, switched left and ridden after last, no extra towards finish, no match for first two

11/2

Form: 924P91 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Mare got off the mark when a surprise winner of a 2m6f handicap hurdle here earlier this month; went up 7lb for that but won well plus trip and ground are no problem.

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0

4

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

13:27 Limerick

Merry Moves

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mrs Grainne M O’Connor

Made a good fist of things on intial start over fences but largely downhill in the interim and she will need the big guns to underperform here to make a lasting impression.

66/1

8th

9

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 194y

15:00 Punchestown

Merry Moves

11st 3lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Mrs Grainne M O’Connor

Won 2m6f Limerick handicap in March off 87 (soft) for today's rider but disappointing until more encouraging third over this trip at Fairyhouse last month in today's headgear combination; one to consider.

10/1

Form: -6FFP3 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Went up 9lb for winning a 2m6f handicap hurdle here a year ago; has been mixing chasing and hurdles since; solid run at Clonmel (3m) last time back over hurdles with cheekpieces tried (retained); this trip suits better; player.

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8th

11

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:05 Listowel

Holiday In Kerry

10st 9lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: E McNamara

Tailed off and two falls in his first three runs over fences; back hurdling for his last six starts, winning at Cork (3m1f, yielding) in the penultimate one off just 1lb lower; clearly on a decent mark if he could click in this discipline.

20/1

14th

9

18th May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:50 Tipperary

Holiday In Kerry

11st 10lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Fences became problematic but resumed reliability hurdling and not winning out of turn at Cork (Kingston Kid second); 6lb rise grand, though he might not want summer ground.

6/1

1st

5

6th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 180y

16:50 Cork

Holiday In Kerry

11st 10lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

in touch with leaders, pushed along and headway on outer before 3 out, went second before 3 out, led 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on well run-in

13/2

Form: 48007F

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Has shown some ability over hurdles but will need to improve on recent form with tongue-tie and cheekpieces retained.

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0

19

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:40 Listowel

Ranger Billy

11st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eoin Doyle

Has held his form well since winning at Kilbeggan in June; merits respect in making the line-up; first reserve.

Form: 5P-119

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Dual Galway chase winner got off the mark over hurdles at Punchestown in January (3m; hvy) but was then well beaten over the same C&D off this mark on yielding; back to the mud today will help.

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11th

3

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 77y

18:20 Ballinrobe

Captain Jimmy

11st 11lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

Won his fourth race (second hurdle) when scoring well at this course (2m6f) last time; 8lb higher today on drier ground poses a question but taken seriously.

9/4

1st

8

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Captain Jimmy

11st 5lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 5 out, went second after 2 out, shaken up to lead after last, ridden clear run-in, kept on well

12/1

11th

7

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

15:10 Limerick

Captain Jimmy

11st 6lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

midfield

12/1

Form: 666

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Point' winner hasn't been disgraced in three maiden hurdle runs over various trips, including twice here; the market can guide on handicap debut.

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10th

10

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Like Ta Ma

11st 8lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Seamus Fahey

towards rear of midfield, pushed along and no impression after 3 out

16/1

6th

8

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Limerick

Like Ta Ma

11st 5lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Seamus Fahey

Not disgraced on either start in maiden hurdles but muich more needed here.

33/1

6th

15

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 152y

16:25 Clonmel

Like Ta Ma

10st 11lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Seamus Fahey

Dam was a smart pointer who also won three chases; a point-to-point winner in November on her seventh run; needs to step up considerably from hurdling debut in a claiming race at Limerick.

25/1

10/1

Form: 1P0P-7

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won a Clonmel handicap last year but lost her form after that; however, ran well on comeback at Thurles and despite being 3lb above her winning mark has possibilities.

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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: 064064

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in six hurdle starts, including a handicap; difficult to fancy.

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11th

13

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

Costaweefortune

10st 0lb

J: Caragh Monaghan

T: Charles Coakley

Maiden has been well beaten on her last two starts and is 8lb out of the handicap; not easy to fancy.

50/1

7th

13

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Limerick

Costaweefortune

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Charles Coakley

Best run when 7th in a Killarney handicap hurdle but has to improve on that; poor in a maiden since.

22/1

20/1

Form: 842-10 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 12st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Dual point' plus a banks course winner won a handicap chase at Punchestown over this trip last May; beaten a long way in a banks race back there on return; six years since he ran over hurdles.

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10th

9

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

16:35 Tipperary

Alpha Male

11st 1lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Peter Maher

Dual chase winner was soundly beaten over hurdles and fences lately and needs a fair bit more off 3lb lower.

16/1

5th

6

10th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:05 Punchestown

Alpha Male

10st 11lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Peter Maher

Veteran won 2m5f handicap here just over a year ago (good) off 95 and fair effort here over hurdles last month; can't be ruled out.

10/1

8th

2

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

16:45 Punchestown

Alpha Male

11st 8lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Peter Maher

Remote eighth in the La Touche here last month and chasing is more his thing; remains a maiden over hurdles and leaving it late to put that right.

33/1

Form: PP30P6

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Third in a Clonmel maiden in December and best effort since when sixth in a 3m handicap there last time when keen; drop in trip could help, so considered.

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6th

16

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

16:25 Naas

Kadys Dirha

11st 1lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Thomas P O’Connor

Getting placed in a Clonmel maiden in late 2022 remains her standout effort; struggled badly in handicaps when last seen in early December.

33/1

Form: 0P-060

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Beaten a distance in two beginners' chases plus a 2m6f handicap hurdle on last three starts; cheekpieces need to transform her.

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15

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Getaway Beauty

11st 1lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Daniel Dullea

prominent on inner, led after 2nd, headed and lost position before 9th, weakened quickly from 3 out, pulled up 2 out

33/1

14th

13

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Getaway Beauty

11st 3lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: James Daniel Dullea

prominent

50/1

6th

12

9th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 77y

13:30 Thurles

Getaway Beauty

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: James Daniel Dullea

Nothing of note over hurdles and easily passed over here on chase debut.

150/1

Form: 0-683F

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Maiden was beaten 17l into third in a Clonmel handicap before falling early back there since; has to improve.

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16

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Cahirmee

10st 13lb

J: Mr W T Cronin

T: Brian O’Keeffe

prominent on inner, bad mistake 7th, went second and pressed leader 9th, pushed along and weakened home turn, pulled up 2 out

16/1

16

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Clonmel

Cahirmee

10st 13lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Brian O’Keeffe

Improved effort when an admittedly well-beaten third in a 2m3f handicap hurdle here last month; well worth a go at this trip and well capable of a bold showing.

7/1

3rd

17

16th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 193y

16:00 Clonmel

Cahirmee

10st 11lb

J: Mr W T Cronin

T: Brian O’Keeffe

First reserve; continues to struggle off this basement mark and drops in trip here.

Form: /PP0-3

Last run: 114 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Beaten 23l on comeback run at Tramore in December off this mark; should have improved but needs to.

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10th

15

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:56 Limerick

Church Lane

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Best effort yet came in first-time tongue tie at Galway last month when only denied second late on after racing up with pace over 2m6f (soft); easier track here should suit and one to consider.

13/2

3rd

16

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:05 Galway

Church Lane

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Best effort came when beaten around 8l at Ballinrobe over this trip last time; can be involved and tongue-tie may elicit improvement.

14/1

6th

15

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 14y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Church Lane

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Beaten 23l in a 3m handicap at Roscommon and that was one of her better runs; opposable.

25/1

Form: /80P/0

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Maiden was tailed off on comeback at Clonmel and has to make enormous improvement.

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9th

12

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 116y

15:20 Clonmel

Take A Punt

10st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

prominent, outpaced and lost position gradually after 3 out, weakened 2 out

20/1

16th

17

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Naas

Take A Punt

11st 5lb

J: Mr J H Williamson

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Poor in three starts this year and isn't easy to make a case for.

66/1

Form: 578466

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; maiden after 9 starts under rules; hasn't been beaten far a few times at this track over hurdles, including over 2m four days ago; squeak if staying this trip.

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7

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Beaus Candle

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Declan Queally

prominent 1st, raced in second from 1st, led before 3rd, headed after 2 out, soon weakened

5/2

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Payout
Straight Forecast €1819.80
Tricast €67350.80

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Merry Moves

The Irish Sun:

Hanoi Jane

SPOTLIGHT:

Mrs Watson

POSTDATA:

Merry Moves