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Bar One Racing Price Boosts Everyday Easter Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)

  • Prize money: £23495.58
  • 2m 3f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Bar One Racing Price Boosts Everyday Easter Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 415-61

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced individual; won his maiden hurdle 15 months ago and was only having his fourth run since when winning a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse in February; up 9lb for that and could easily be progressive enough to defy it; big player here.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

8

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

16:05 Cork

Lyser

10st 8lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

made virtually all, not fluent 2 out, clear when not fluent last, kept on well

11/2

1st

16

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 23y

14:45 Fairyhouse

Lyser

10st 3lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Impressive when winning a maiden hurdle over C&D last season before a solid 5l fifth in a novice handicap hurdle here; below form on return at Leopardstown in December but he looks well treated and a return to this C&D should help if he comes on for that run.

13/2

6th

4

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Lyser

11st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

prominent

9/4

33/1

  • Place: £7.80

Form: /05600

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Not many traces of his best form evident since returning from two years off in November; 3lb wrong and others preferred.

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12th

8

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Legacy Thor

11st 5lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: S R B Crawford

Hasn't won since 2020 and was inconsistent last term; showed nothing on his recent return when tailed off at Down Royal; step back up in trip will help at least.

16/1

11th

10

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:45 Down Royal

Legacy Thor

10st 4lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: S R B Crawford

Back last season after two years off, best effort when a close second in a 2m3f handicap hurdle at Cork in April; best watched after almost seven months off.

33/1

14th

25

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Legacy Thor

10st 3lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: S R B Crawford

Came back to form when second at Cork last time over 2m3f; raised 3lb and first time over this trip today; prospects if staying.

20/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 0-0390 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Five time winner over hurdles, last win came in a 2m Flat maiden at Thurles in October; never a factor in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham; others preferred.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

10

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

The Very Man

11st 2lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Mrs John Harrington

No hurdle wins since January 2022 but won on the Flat at Ascot last year; didn't show much back over timber at the Dublin Racing Festival last time and others are more convincing.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 351482 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Rated 96 when winning his first handicap hurdle in 2021; up to 138 when done on the line in a competitive handicap at Naas last month; up another 4lb but very consistent and tough handicapper and looks almost guaranteed to run his race.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

5

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:50 Cork

Lucky Max

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

towards rear

15/2

4th

3

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 120y

15:12 Down Royal

Lucky Max

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Four-time winner over hurdles and beaten a nose in a Naas handicap in March; well beaten in a Punchestown handicap hurdle in April; out of his depth in the Galway Hurdle; did not seem to take to chasing last season, soundly beaten in races at Listowel and Gowran; best watched.

8/1

Form: U1P-07

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Dual winner in France; showed his first glimpse of ability in Ireland in a Naas handicap hurdle in February; more needed but could be going the right way.

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5

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Garrybello

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Thomas Cooper

Dual winner over hurdles in France in his young days; has run well on the AW at Dundalk for this stable; Irish hurdles form is unconvincing.

25/1

Form: F2-13F

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Good mare, as she showed when a decisive winner of a Listed contest at Limerick in October; solid effort in a Grade B handicap hurdle at Navan in January before taking a nasty fall at Punchestown; comes here instead of a Grade 2 at Fairyhouse on Monday; claims if that fall has not left a mark.

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Verdict Starting price

19th

6

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Rebel Ivy

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: J Motherway

Listed winning mare at Limerick last October has run well in defeat in handicaps lately either side of a fall; stepping up to this trip suit and goes well on soft, so has fair prospects.

33/1

6th

5

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

16:05 Cork

Rebel Ivy

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: J Motherway

midfield

10/1

6

22nd Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 100y

14:15 Punchestown

Rebel Ivy

10st 9lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: J Motherway

prominent in chasing group early, in touch with leaders when fell 8th

12/1

Form: 651-81

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced; bumper winner early last year and was having just his second run in 14 months when narrowly landing a novice handicap hurdle at Wexford; still unexposed and one of the more interesting runners here although 4lb wrong.

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14th

9

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

14:30 Punchestown

Heliko Conti

11st 10lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Paul Nolan

Best effort over flights when a close second in a very competitive novice handicap at Leopardstown in December; not at his best twice since but easy to make a case for on Leopardstown form; handles the ground too.

14/1

8th

6

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:27 Naas

Heliko Conti

10st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Bumper and hurdle winner hasn't been beaten far in handicaps lately including over C&D last time; blinkers replace the cheekpieces worn then; chance.

7/1

6th

3

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Heliko Conti

11st 7lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Paul Nolan

prominent

5/1

Form: 0-5925 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Decent Flat handicapper with three wins, most recently in a 1m4f premier handicap at Listowel in September; decent efforts last twice in handicap hurdles at Fairyhouse and Gowran; should be a contender.

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4th

5

(6)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

15:15 Pontefract

Flying Scotsman

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

A fair 1m4f winner in Ireland for Joseph O'Brien but he's yet to fire for his current yard, beating only one over C&D 29 days ago; cheekpieces are retried, and he has something to prove.

20/1

5th

5

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Flying Scotsman

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

Flat/hurdle winner in Ireland but hasn't been that competitive in six Flat handicaps for Ben Haslam, from 1m2f to 1m5f; could turn a corner at some point but makes limited appeal at the minute.

12/1

7th

2

(3)

9th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Flying Scotsman

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

Five-time winner on Flat turf or over hurdles in Ireland but has not shown much in five outings for this yard, beating just one home at Newcastle (1m2f/1m4f) in each of his last two starts; best watched for now.

16/1

Form: 112P20 CD

Last run: 126 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in August before following up at Wexford; best effort when touched off in a Down Royal handicap hurdle in November; off since December and likely to improve for whatever he does here; should be worth watching.

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Verdict Starting price

21th

22

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

Watch The Weather

10st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: R P Cody

Left his previous form behind when bolting up at Tipperary last summer but struggled on softer ground twice since; conditions need to help spark a revival here.

33/1

6th

1

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 2

16:15 Chepstow

Watch The Weather

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: R P Cody

Bolted up at Tipperary (2m4f), and off a 14lb higher mark ran perfectly well in a Listed handicap at the Galway Festival (2m6f, soft); still quite lightly raced and has travelled over from County Kilkenny.

25/1

Form: 731350 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Had his finest hour when running away with the Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel in September; unable to make the step up to Graded novice company since and beaten a long way in the County Hurdle last time; step up in trip should not be a problem and likely to give a bolder showing here.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

18:40 Tipperary

Prairie Dancer

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

took keen hold, led, headed but prominent before 5th, not fluent 7th, outpaced after 3 out, kept on but no chance with winner approaching last

3/1

13

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Prairie Dancer

10st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Flat runs last autumn included the biggest win of his career (front-running at 2m on soft); big step up in trip for the Carlisle qualifier (3m1f, good to soft) in December and third of eight there was clearly his best result over hurdles for 15 months, albeit subsiding by 12l didn't persuade that he's the strongest stayer; off since and others are more persuasive.

40/1

Form: 322500

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a pair of handicap hurdles at Galway and Clonmel in the autumn; well beaten last twice and others preferred.

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11th

11

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

16:05 Cork

Blanketontheground

10st 3lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield, headway after 4 out

16/1

12th

7

26th Feb 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 109y

16:40 Naas

Blanketontheground

11st 4lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

In good form without winning since returning from a year's absence 11 months ago; below par effort in a competitive Punchestown contest in December; cheekpieces tried here; ground versatile and not one to rule out at her best.

14/1

14th

10

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 120y

14:32 Punchestown

Blanketontheground

10st 8lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

No match for Clifton Warrior at Clonmel but she does have a pull in the weights with that one and probably performed to a similar level at Thurles; consistent mare who should give her running but probably vulnerable.

12/1

Form: -54284 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Sole success over hurdles when bolting up in this race on heavy ground last year; best run since when a close second in a Limerick conditions contest at Christmas; 8lb higher than last year but drying ground not in his favour and others preferred.

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3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Bois De Clamart

11st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Liz Doyle

midfield, not fluent 4th

10/1

5th

2

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 15y

14:45 Punchestown

Bois De Clamart

11st 10lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Liz Doyle

Five-time winner ran a cracker when second to Longhouse Poet in conditions hurdle at Limerick this time last year but disappointing in light campaign since, dropping out quickly at Clonmel last month; hard to fancy but has his ground.

20/1

0

2

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Bois De Clamart

11st 11lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Liz Doyle

Five-time winner ran a cracker when 2nd to Longhouse Poet over hurdles at Limerick last Christmas time; hasn't matched that since but should have improved from his Sligo return.

14/1

Form: 4-5954

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Decent handicap hurdler at up to 3m, but versatile enough to finish fourth in the 2m Ladbrokes Hurdle at Leopardstown in 2021; possibly a better chaser, coming here on the back of very solid efforts in the Leopardstown Chase and Leinster National; 9lb better in over hurdles with a very good 7lb claimer on board and a definite chance of getting into the money.

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9th

3

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

West Cork Wildway

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Paul O’Flynn

Has won a bumper, chase and two races over hurdles; tailed off in a conditions hurdle at Thurles in March on his first run in almost a year; better run in a handicap hurdle at Limerick a month ago but is 10lb higher over fences.

14/1

4th

1

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

West Cork Wildway

12st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Paul O’Flynn

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, headway and prominent 8th, challenging home turn, weakening when mistake last, lost third towards finish

25/1

Form: 5-21 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Progressive young horse, scoring at the third time of asking when beating two subsequent winners in a 2m3f Naas maiden hurdle in February; lacks a bit of experience for a task such as this but dangerous to underestimate.

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1st

7

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 213y

18:00 Punchestown

Spillanes Tower

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: James Joseph Mangan

Steadily progressive 6yo was recording third chase win in last four outings (previous two here) when taking 2m4f Grade 1 WillowWarm Gold Cup at Fairyhouse last month, seeing it out well in testing conditions; up further in trip here and faces stiffest task so far.

9/2

1st

4

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:55 Fairyhouse

Spillanes Tower

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: James Joseph Mangan

in touch with leaders, not fluent 8th, smooth headway challenging towards far side 2 out, shaken up to lead approaching last, ridden and kept on well run-in

7/4

2nd

1

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:48 Navan

Spillanes Tower

11st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: James Joseph Mangan

raced wide, in touch with leaders, headway and went second before last, not fluent last, kept on but no match for winner

11/8

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Payout
Exacta €707.00
Straight Forecast €785.40
Tricast €6329.80
Trifecta €14388.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Watch The Weather

RP Ratings (IRE):

Lucky Max

POSTDATA:

Flying Scotsman

SPOTLIGHT:

West Cork Wildway