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Join The Naas Racecourse Business Club Maiden Hurdle

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Join The Naas Racecourse Business Club Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 23 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.70
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 603342

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Has won three on the Flat and encouraging signs over hurdles since switching to handicaps including when runner-up at Navan last week; jockey is good value for his claim and should go well.

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8th

9

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

By Your Side

10st 11lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Runner-up in decent handicaps at Fairyhouse (behind today's rival Common Practice) and Leopardstown in December; finished behind So Scottish (fourth) when seventh at Leopardstown in February, but one place in front when the pair struggled in the County Hurdle.

12/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 45

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fourth behind Jazzy Matty (Fred Winter winner) at Fairyhouse in December and another solid piece of form when fifth here in January behind Byker (Fred Winter runner-up); leading player on form.

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15th

7

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

The Lovely Man

11st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: C A Murphy

held up in rear

16/1

2nd

16

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

14:10 Fairyhouse

The Lovely Man

11st 12lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: C A Murphy

in touch with leaders, not fluent and lost position 5th

4/1

2nd

10

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

The Lovely Man

11st 6lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: C A Murphy

Showed definite potential in maidens; pulled up at Naas in November in his first handicap; relatively unexposed and has time on his side; tongue-tie tried now.

16/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.80

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful stayer on the Flat for the Crisfords (rated 80); interesting recruit for this yard but has more of a Flat pedigree; may get involved if transferring all her ability to this sphere.

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8th

4

(9)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Night Sparkle

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Progressive this year for Michael O'Callaghan, winning over hurdles prior to completing a Flat hat-trick, latest success in Newmarket handicap (1m6f, good); upped in class on debut for new yard but can't be dismissed in current form.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Buck's Boum gelding; cost 33,000Euros as a 3yo; dam French 1m2f winner, half-sister to French winners Speedy Boarding (1m2f/1m3f) and Another Dream (10.5f); one of the more interesting newcomers.

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4

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

17:25 Plumpton

Colours On Canvas

11st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Cheekpieces added for last three runs; has secured back-to-back C&D wins with the mimumum of fuss, last time defying a 5lb rise by a comfortable 14l; up another 10lb in stronger company now but hard to know where his limitations lie.

3/1

1st

1

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:30 Plumpton

Colours On Canvas

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Jim & Suzi Best

made all, went clear 2 out, shaken up approaching last, eased towards finish, unchallenged

15/8

1st

6

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:15 Plumpton

Colours On Canvas

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Jim & Suzi Best

made all, increased tempo 9th, shaken up and went clear before 2 out, eased towards finish, unchallenged

9/2

Form: P05

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner; left her first two hurdle starts behind when fifth of 25 (beaten 4l) at Navan earlier this month and that looked like a competitive race; should be involved if she builds on that effort.

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11th

9

(4)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:00 Sligo

Red Trail

8st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Andrew McNamara

Four-time winner on soft/heavy, including last year at Gowran and Down Royal; looked as though the run would bring her on at Gowran last month but still others preferred.

20/1

6th

8

(13)

23rd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

18:15 Gowran Park

Red Trail

9st 13lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Andrew McNamara

Four-time winner on soft/heavy, including last year over C&D and at Down Royal; reportedly coughing when disappointing back over hurdles at Clonmel in September; a long way below her best at Naas on her final start last season.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

0-6 on the Flat (rated 52); not bred for this.

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13th

13

(16)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Zaghraf

8st 12lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Leanne Breen

prominent, soon went third

16/1

7th

17

(18)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Zaghraf

8st 12lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Leanne Breen

Completely tailed off in a maiden hurdle last time, regressive on Flat after early promise in sprint maidens at the beginning of last season.

25/1

7th

17

(18)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Zaghraf

8st 12lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Leanne Breen

Completely tailed off in a maiden hurdle last time, regressive on Flat after early promise in sprint maidens at the beginning of last season.

25/1

Form: 4

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten a long way when fourth of eight at Limerick earlier this month; needs to leave that behind.

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7th

3

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

16:35 Cork

Winning Smut

10st 7lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Michael Hourigan

Decent maiden hurdler with form at up to 2m7f; never involved over 1m on Flat debut last weekend and it's likely to be a similar story here.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Flemensfirth gelding; dam useful 2m-2m3f hurdle/chase winner, out of high-class bumper and 2m-3m1f hurdle/chase winner Like-A-Butterfly; hood on for debut probably not a good sign.

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13th

3

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:20 Bellewstown

So They Tell Me

11st 11lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

midfield

8/1

5th

14

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:05 Punchestown

So They Tell Me

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

in touch with leaders, went fourth after 4 out, outpaced after 3 out, soon lost fourth and no extra

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Champs Elysees gelding; brother to point winner Don'tstopbelievin; dam unraced sister to 2m-2m3f hurdle/chase winner Speckled Wood out of high-class bumper and 2m-3m1f hurdle/chase winner Like-A-Butterfly; likely to want further.

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7th

13

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:58 Gowran Park

Win Some Lose Some

11st 7lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Padraig Roche

never better than midfield, no extra from 4 out, tailed off

20/1

66/1

Form: 8

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Poor Flat form and shown very little on hurdle bow latest; plenty on her plate.

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12th

12

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 100y

18:50 Downpatrick

Bint Alsarab

10st 1lb

J: Conor Orr

T: E D Delany

in touch with leaders

33/1

6th

14

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 98y

16:50 Ballinrobe

Bint Alsarab

10st 5lb

J: Conor Orr

T: E D Delany

Poor form on Flat, including in two starts for this stable last year; just a hint of promise in mid-field at Naas recently on her second hurdles start.

25/1

10th

18

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 63y

13:57 Naas

Bint Alsarab

11st 0lb

J: Conor Orr

T: E D Delany

in touch with leaders, not fluent 5th, not fluent 4 out, nudged along when jumped slightly left and weakened 2 out

66/1

Form:

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

20-1 for a maiden hurdle at Gowran earlier this month but was beaten a long way out.

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10

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 150y

16:05 Wexford

Shana Cloon

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Knocking on the door in handicap hurdles recently but this is tougher against some unexposed sorts back in a maiden hurdle.

7/1

2nd

10

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:50 Naas

Shana Cloon

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Flemensfirth gelding; dam well beaten 2m-2m4f maiden hurdles, closely related to 2m-2m3f hurdle/chase winner Speckled Wood; any market support would be worth noting.

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8

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Milk Market

11st 11lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Only his fifth run and second handicap when going close on his step up to 3m at Bellewstown (good to yielding); nudged up 3lb but surely has more to offer.

5/2

2nd

5

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 116y

19:40 Bellewstown

Milk Market

11st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

midfield, headway after 3 out, prominent 2 out, challenging approaching last, not fluent last, kept on, no match for winner

15/2

15th

3

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Milk Market

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Left debut behind when staying on well for fourth at Limerick on this season's return; poor effort at Gowran since but may resume progress now handicapping; off 113 days; market support would be significant.

6/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Champs Elysees gelding; dam placed 2m4f hurdle, half-sister to smart bumper/2m hurdle winner Spirit Leader and useful 2m hurdle winner Thats My Man; sire's progeny tend to appreciate quicker ground.

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17th

9

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:58 Gowran Park

Step Into My Shoes

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

prominent

10/1

7th

13

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Step Into My Shoes

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Padraig Roche

midfield

50/1

14

20th Apr 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 0y

16:50 Kilbeggan

Step Into My Shoes

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Champs Elysees gelding; dam placed 2m4f hurdle, half-sister to smart bumper/2m hurdle winner Spirit Leader; never counted on recent Naas debut; drier ground should suit but may need more time.

10/1

Form: 98

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off at triple figure odds in two maiden hurdles so far.

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17th

3

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Punchestown

Charlies Pride

12st 3lb

J: Niall McCarthy

T: Paul Power

Kilbeggan handicap hurdle winner in August before good run at Listowel; this looks tough.

33/1

4th

17

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Charlies Pride

11st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Paul Power

Poor maiden form; showed potential when sixth in a 17-runner contest at Cork on handicap debut; won easily at Kilbeggan last month on second attempt; up 9lb.

6/1

Form: 6

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Never involved when sixth of 12 (beaten 21l) in a bumper here last month.

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8th

18

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:05 Listowel

Boskill Borden

11st 2lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

Much improved on handicap debut when beating subsequent winner over 2m at Tramore; up 6lb and should be okay over this trip.

12/1

Form:

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Showed nothing when 150-1 on debut at Navan earlier this month.

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12th

18

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 180y

14:15 Punchestown

Okarito River

11st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Francis J Flood

First reserve; beaten a long way in two maiden hurdles and can't be seriously fancied.

16th

20

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 63y

13:57 Naas

Okarito River

11st 0lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Francis J Flood

always towards rear, mistake 4 out, pushed along and no extra after 3 out

150/1

18th

23

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Navan

Okarito River

11st 0lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Francis J Flood

Elusive Pimpernel filly; dam tailed off both starts, half-sister to bumper/2m hurdle winner Theatrical Style, out of a bumper winner; unlikely to be involved on debut.

66/1

Form: U6

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Modest performer on the Flat and shown nothing over hurdles.

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16th

15

(9)

13th May 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 5f 164y

14:20 Navan

Adams Angel

8st 12lb

J: Shane Markey

T: Francis Casey

13-race maiden on the Flat; blinkered when 2l fourth at Dundalk last October; been hurdling without much joy lately.

50/1

2

17th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Tramore

Adams Angel

10st 13lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Francis Casey

in touch with leaders, mistake 6th, not fluent 7th, soon pushed along briefly, ridden and weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before last

66/1

17th

1

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 63y

13:57 Naas

Adams Angel

11st 7lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Francis Casey

towards rear of midfield, steadied and weakening when not fluent 2 out, made no impression

66/1

Form:

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

0-8 on the Flat and tailed off when 150-1 at Navan earlier this month.

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9th

9

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 0y

17:00 Listowel

Zebos Beanos

10st 9lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: D McNamara

Low-grade Flat maiden and has been doing nothing over hurdles this year.

200/1

8th

14

20th Apr 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 0y

16:15 Kilbeggan

Zebos Beanos

10st 11lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: D McNamara

midfield, pushed along and outpaced after 2 out

50/1

18th

23

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 63y

13:57 Naas

Zebos Beanos

11st 0lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: D McNamara

towards rear early, towards rear of midfield after 5th, pushed along briefly after 3 out, weakened and eased before 2 out

150/1

Form: 0P

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Shown nothing in two starts so far and was pulled up when 200-1 for a maiden hurdle latest.

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13th

1

(8)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 1f 130y

19:15 Gowran Park

Arc Eyes

9st 9lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Makes Flat debut after showing pretty much zilch in three runs over hurdles.

100/1

19th

2

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 63y

13:57 Naas

Arc Eyes

11st 7lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

took keen hold, midfield early, pulled way into lead after 2nd, mistake 3rd, jumped slightly right 4th, mistake and headed 3 out, soon ridden and weakened quickly

150/1

Form: 070

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Minor promise in a couple of his starts but plenty on his plate here.

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4th

13

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Downtherefordancin

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Maiden has finished second in 2m4f handicaps at Punchestown and last month (after 126-day absence) at Naas, outstayed late on but clear of the remainder; 4lb rise okay and big player.

11/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Morpheus gelding; dam unraced half-sister to Spanish 1m4f Listed winner Flanders Flame and 6f winner (including 2yo) Scorching Heat out of once-raced sister to Canadian 1m2f Grade 1 winner Lahaleeb; tongue-tie on for debut and best watched.

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10th

9

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:30 Killarney

Gimmeago

11st 0lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Well beaten in maidens for different yard and back from four months off; second runner for Eoin McCarthy.

20/1

13th

4

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 180y

14:15 Punchestown

Gimmeago

11st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Ian O’Connor

Down the field in three maiden hurdles and can't be seriously fancied today.

66/1

8th

12

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

13:55 Killarney

Gimmeago

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Ian O’Connor

Down the field in maiden hurdle outings at Naas and Cork, no sign of promise so far.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Soldier Of Fortune gelding; dam useful 2m-2m6f hurdle/chase winner, sister to bumper and 2m-2m4f hurdle/smart chase winner Ulaan Baatar; likely to need this on debut.

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5

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 63y

13:57 Naas

Cabane Des Taules

11st 7lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

took keen hold, midfield early, dropped to rear when pulled up before 4th

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Hillstar gelding; cost 38,000Euros as a foal and 50,000Euros as a 3yo; brother to bumper/2m6f hurdle winner Another Choice, closely related to bumper/2m hurdle winner Blue Hawaii, half-brother to useful 2m4f-2m6f hurdle winner Maeve's Choice; dam unraced half-sister to 2m1f-2m4f jumps winner; yard a bit quiet at present.

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3rd

4

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:35 Clonmel

Splendid Choice

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Left his previous form behind when beaten 10l at Punchestown on his penultimate start but failed to build on that when pulled up at Navan last month; new yard.

5/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Lovely Man

POSTDATA:

Red Trail

TOPSPEED:

By Your Side

RP Ratings (IRE):

The Lovely Man

The Irish Sun:

The Lovely Man