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17:05 Fairyhouse

Soft

RYBO Handicap Hurdle (Grade A)

  • Prize money: £52212.39
  • 2m 0f 90y
  • 16 runners
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RYBO Handicap Hurdle (Grade A)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.30
  • Place: £1.40

Form: -213P2 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner at Punchestown in November and back to that level of form when runner-up on handicap debut at Down Royal last month; 3lb higher in a tougher race but there's more to come.

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20th

7

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

Monbeg Park

11st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Won novice hurdle at this meeting last year; some promise over fences this season seems on a good mark back in this sphere; should be involved.

12/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: -154F3

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles in France and looked like the probable winner jumping the last in the Fred Winter last time before getting caught by Jazzy Matty and Byker; like her re-opposing rival, she seemed to have a tough enough race that day but can't be ruled out.

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13th

9

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

Risk Belle

11st 2lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: W P Mullins

Excelled on quicker ground last season; returned with Grade 3 win at Fairyhouse and some good runs in defeat since; may progress again now on quicker ground and Kelly is good value for the 5lb he can claim.

16/1

5th

2

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Risk Belle

11st 11lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: W P Mullins

Unsuited by a slow gallop in the County earlier this month but some smart form earlier in the campaign including a C&D Grade 3 success; ought to go well here from reduced mark and Kelly is good value for his 5lb claim.

13/2

8th

10

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Risk Belle

10st 9lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: W P Mullins

Beaten a neck and a nose in last season's Fred Winter (2m, soft) and won a Grade 3 against males on reappearance at Fairyhouse (2m, soft) in December; however, hasn't threatened the last twice and needs something extra.

16/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 1/2-22 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

French bumper winner; has hit the crossbar in three runs in maiden hurdles for this yard; mixed messages on the form of those races and the handicapper has not taken any chances with a mark of 128; Townend prefers Tax For Max.

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1st

2

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

18:15 Clonmel

Horantzau Dairy

11st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced in second, briefly disputed lead early

8/11

1st

5

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Horantzau Dairy

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced wide, raced in second, joined leader after 4th, challenging towards near side when nudged along before last, left in lead and clear last, reduced lead when pushed out towards finish, always doing enough

3/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 1-6101 D

Last run: 197 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Won handicap hurdle at Killarney in July and bounced back from a lesser run to win a valuable handicap at Listowel when last seen in September; 9lb rise demands more and best form is on good but not discounted.

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1st

9

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Magnor Glory

11st 12lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

towards rear, midfield 6th, in touch with leaders 4 out, went second after 2 out, pushed along to lead run-in, soon clear, comfortably

10/1

7th

2

8th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 188y

18:00 Bellewstown

Magnor Glory

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Terence O’Brien

Has won four handicaps, notably a valuable contest at last year's Listowel festival; two creditable runs since suggest he's high enough in the ratings at this stage but he's very capable and not ruled out.

15/2

Form: 143160 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Back to his best when justifying favouritism at Punchestown in November and ran with credit in a valuable handicap at the Dublin Racing Festival (beaten 8l behind stablemate Gaelic Warrior); too bad to be true when tailed off in the Coral Cup latest; doesn't look particularly well treated but not without a chance.

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6th

6

3rd Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 54y

14:45 Galway

Tax For Max

11st 1lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Did enough to win on his chase debut at Wexford in June; close second in a QR Flat race at Leopardstown last month; needs plenty more here to unseat his stable companion.

10/1

2nd

5

(8)

13th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:30 Leopardstown

Tax For Max

11st 5lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

held up in rear, headway from over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and ran on well from over 1f out, went second but no extra inside final 110yds

11/4

1st

4

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:22 Wexford

Tax For Max

11st 12lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

prominent, led after 5th, hit 2 out, soon shaken up, ridden and edged right run-in, kept on

10/11

Form: 883571 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Left previous form behind when winning a maiden hurdle at Clonmel by a wide margin when last seen; however, may have been flattered by that and seemed to relish the soft ground; handicapper hasn't gone overboard with revised mark and he could have a say if the ground doesn't dry out too much.

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9

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Captains Nephew

10st 9lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Winner on heavy at Clonmel in December and two good runs in defeat after; suffered slight overreach when well below best at Thurles; career-best when winning a Listed novice handicap on heavy ground at Fairyhouse; 10lb higher now.

25/1

Form: 134B6/ D

Last run: 707 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Looked promising a couple of seasons ago and was last seen finishing sixth of 24 in a valuable handicap at the 2021 Punchestown festival; handicapper has given him a squeak dropping him 4lb for his return but Townend seemingly prefers Tax For Max; off 707 days.

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6th

6

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Cork

Power Of Pause

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Former point winner and useful 132-rated hurdler, though pulled up in two of his last three races in that sphere; made an encouraging start over fences when making almost all to beat the error-prone favourite Genois at Listowel; will need to raise his game to win here.

5/1

1st

7

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

17:00 Listowel

Power Of Pause

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Useful hurdler is rated 132 in that sphere but has been pulled-up on two of last four starts; has the ability to go well if his jumping holds up; has won a point' which can help.

3/1

0

7

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 108y

14:30 Galway

Power Of Pause

11st 2lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Off the track for two years and gradually coming back to form; stayed on well to be runner-up in a competitive Ballinrobe handicap in May; should be spot on for this.

8/1

Form: -25751 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Promising handicap debut over 2m here before landing a valuable mares' handicap hurdle at the Dublin Racing Festival; 8lb higher and back against the males but useful apprentice helps by taking off 7lb.

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12th

9

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Ballybawn Belter

11st 5lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Liz Doyle

prominent

25/1

Form: 6-2225 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner last term; too keen when tailed off at Listed level last time but had previously gone close in a trio of maiden hurdle efforts this season; seems to be on a good mark for handicap debut.

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0

8

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

The Big Doyen

11st 12lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

never better than midfield, dropped to rear after 3 out, detached when pulled up before 2 out

14/1

3rd

2

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

The Big Doyen

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Peter Fahey

Irish hurdler; failed to score last term but has shown improvement upped to 2m4f/2m5f this season, winning at Tipperary and Galway then respectable second (behind a Closutton odds-on shot) in Listed grade at Limerick; all wins on good or good to yielding but seems to handle softer; may still have more to offer at this sort of trip; big player despite 3lb penalty.

11/2

Form: UP4153 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Won handicap hurdle at Thurles in January from an 11lb lower mark and two creditable runs in defeat since but suspicion he might be in the handicapper's grip now.

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8

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Hey Johnny

11st 2lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Won twice last term but well held in competitive handicaps later in campaign and again this term; hard to fancy.

40/1

12th

18

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Hey Johnny

10st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Thomas Mullins

towards rear of midfield

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1713-4 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Botled up in a maiden hurdle at Gowran last season and has shown that was no fluke with two good runs in defeat since; only 5l behind Fil Dor in a Grade 3 in February and may come on for that run; workable mark for handicap debut.

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9th

3

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Da Capo Glory

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Padraig Butler

midfield early, mistake 3rd, towards rear when not fluent 8th, headway when hampered by loose horse and carried left before 3 out, kept on after 2 out

20/1

7th

2

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:05 Cork

Da Capo Glory

11st 8lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: Padraig Butler

Four-time winner, most recently in a 2m4f handicap here in January; very creditable seventh in the Coral Cup a couple of weeks ago and a leading contender if this doesn't come too soon.

9/2

7th

3

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Da Capo Glory

11st 12lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: Padraig Butler

Usually ridden by 7lb-claiming amateur Darragh Allen, including when he won narrowly at Cork (2m4f, soft to heavy) in January; ran respectably at Navan (2m5f, heavy) latest but now has first-time headgear; it's a concern that he ran poorly last April/August in his two biggest handicaps.

25/1

Form: 011315 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Has been a progressive sort this term and has won three handicap hurdles since Christmas but signs the handicapper may have caught up when fifth at Navan last time; return to drying ground may help.

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5

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Little Mixup

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Progressive over hurdles in the last 18 months, winning four times in handicaps; tough ask off a mark of 133 in the Morebattle latest but lower Irish mark helps; will need another career best.

12/1

10th

5

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Little Mixup

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Won three Irish handicaps last season and has worked his way back to form this term, scoring at Thurles (1m7f, soft) in January last time out; his British mark could be on the harsh side (14lb higher than at Thurles) but this Irish raider has a progressive profile and may have more to offer.

25/1

1st

5

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

15:20 Thurles

Little Mixup

11st 2lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

pressed leaders, prominent behind clear leaders after 3 out, went modest second when raced wide before 2 out, headway when nudged along before last, led and went clear run-in

10/1

Form: 521541 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Battled on gamely to get back up and win the Fred Winter at Cheltenham last month and only 2lb higher here; top apprentice retains the ride and claims 5lb rather than 3lb this time; arriving on the back of a hard race is the main concern.

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0

11

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 50y

13:42 Navan

Jazzy Matty

10st 10lb

J: Baptiste Le Clerc

T: Gordon Elliott

Won his second hurdle race when taking the Boodles Fred Winter at Cheltenham over 2m; has been way below that level twice since and this trip is an unknown.

25/1

15th

11

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

14:00 Naas

Jazzy Matty

10st 8lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

12/1

Form: 3/1227 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Seemingly not quite the force of old but showed he retains plenty of ability when runner-up in a handicap hurdle at Naas in February and followed that up with a good front-running effort in the Morebattle; lacklustre on the Flat last week but that trip was sharp and he's on a good mark in this sphere at present.

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11th

5

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Wajaaha

12st 0lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Patrick J McKenna

Three-time hurdles scorer whose last win came on the Flat at Dundalk in November 2022; some good runs in defeat at that venue late last year; has tended to struggle over hurdles since finishing second at this venue early last year.

20/1

Form: 41/0-2 CD

Last run: 141 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Rated 104 on the Flat and encouraging return to hurdles when runner-up at Ascot in October; 6lb lower here and capable of having a big say if fully tuned up after 141 days off.

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6th

3

(7)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Shanroe

9st 9lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Karl Thornton

prominent, disputing second 5f out, weakened quickly 3f out, eased final furlong, tailed off

6/1

1st

2

(1)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 87y

Class 1

15:20 Chester

Shanroe

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Karl Thornton

Acquitted himself with credit in big races last term and back on song when winning at Galway four weeks ago on latest outing, most of those runs at 1m6f; Irish raider who should not be far away.

8/1

150/1

Form: 21-0P0 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner for Joseph O'Brien but has really struggled in a trio of handicap starts for this yard.

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10th

1

(4)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Vultan

10st 2lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: A J Martin

Hasn't won on the Flat since a 1m4f success on turf back in 2021; ran okay over 1m4f here a fortnight ago on all-weather debut and well worth another go at this trip.

12/1

4th

6

(2)

8th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Vultan

8st 7lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: A J Martin

Useful handicapper on turf in 2021 when he also won over hurdles; unable to make much impact under either code this year and now makes AW debut.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta €336.00
Straight Forecast €325.80
Tricast €4247.60
Trifecta €5035.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Jazzy Matty

RP Ratings (IRE):

Captains Nephew

The Irish Sun:

Hey Johnny

TOPSPEED:

Da Capo Glory

SPOTLIGHT:

Wajaaha