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Mallow Commercials CVRT Test Centre Handicap Hurdle

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  • 3m 0f 80y
  • 18 runners
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Mallow Commercials CVRT Test Centre Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 405U51 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Progressive in handicaps and appreciated the step up to this sort of trip when a decisive winner of a handicap hurdle at Naas 10 days ago; 8lb rise for that looks fair and should give another good account.

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1st

10

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Elsannah

11st 0lb

J: Ian Power

T: Shane Crawley

prominent in chasing group

12/1

1st

5

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

16:52 Naas

Elsannah

11st 10lb

J: Ian Power

T: Shane Crawley

midfield, headway before 4 out, joined leader going okay when not fluent 2 out, soon pushed along to lead, went clear approaching last, ridden out

7/1

5th

4

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Elsannah

11st 11lb

J: Ian Power

T: Shane Crawley

midfield

20/1

20/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 217005 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Won a 2m4f handicap chase at Thurles in October; 6lb well in over hurdles and ran okay stepped back up to this trip at Clonmel last month; tongue-tied here and drying ground will help.

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2nd

10

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

16:53 Cork

King Ferdinand

11st 8lb

J: E Walsh

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders after 4 out, went third last, ran on well and went second final stride

6/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 06P421 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Underlined his progession when just seeing off a subsequent winner in a 2m4f handicap hurdle here last month; stays 3m and it is thought that better ground will suit; should go well under his 5lb penalty.

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8

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Storm Mahler

10st 13lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Was a narrow C&D winner over Christmas (third hurdle win) but not as good off a higher mark since and questions to answer now.

16/1

13th

1

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Storm Mahler

12st 0lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Gained third win by narrow margin at Limerick last time; 9lb rise looks harsh any may not be suited by shorter here.

16/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: F4421F

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Went up 8lb for winning a handicap hurdle at Clonmel in February; was in front but looking vulnerable when falling two out here last month; does not look a certain stayer but has the ability to get involved.

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7

20th May 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 50y

16:35 Wexford

West Breeze

11st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Winters

led, 4 lengths ahead 4 out

9/1

4th

10

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

19:48 Ballinrobe

West Breeze

10st 2lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Michael Winters

Has improved over hurdles lately, winning a Clonmel handicap and bouncing back from a fall to run well at Cork last time; competes off an 8lb lower chase mark today gives him a solid chance in theory.

7/2

4th

2

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

West Breeze

11st 11lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Michael Winters

led, clear 2nd

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 060222 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on his last three starts, impressing a bit more with his attitude at Limerick last time; stays this trip and sure to be thereabouts if running to his best.

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12

18th May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:50 Tipperary

Atlantian

11st 8lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: A J Martin

5th

12

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Atlantian

10st 11lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

prominent in chasing group

6/1

2nd

1

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Atlantian

11st 13lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: A J Martin

midfield, pushed along and headway after 3 out, ridden and chased clear leader approaching last, ran on well and went clear with winner run-in

11/2

Form: U-600P

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Off the track for over a year and has shown little since returning in October; makes little appeal.

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10

31st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Wexford

Champagne Monarch

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Sean Aherne

13-race maiden was well beaten when last seen at Kilbeggan in April; mark declining but still opposable.

25/1

9th

8

20th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 70y

18:20 Kilbeggan

Champagne Monarch

11st 2lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Sean Aherne

prominent

12/1

6th

11

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Champagne Monarch

10st 13lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Sean Aherne

towards rear

66/1

Form: 90-316

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Stayed on well when winning over 2m4f at Punchestown in February; disappointing effort at Limerick last month; others preferred.

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1st

11

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 160y

16:20 Tramore

Rochestown

10st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

in touch with leaders

9/2

2nd

9

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Rochestown

10st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

raced in second, not fluent 11th, led narrowly after 4 out

9/1

3rd

3

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 16y

14:53 Thurles

Rochestown

12st 1lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Wide margin winner off a mark of 89 at Tramore on New Year's Day but was tailed off after an error at Navan last month; may resume progress and ground is fine.

3/1

Form: 409U0P D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Early 2022 form saw him climb 21lb in the handicap; not in anything like the same form this time around and not difficult to pass over.

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5th

8

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:15 Wexford

Wild Hunt

10st 9lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Won over this trip at Clonmel two seasons ago and backed that up with a 2m4f Down Royal; regressive over the past two seasons; jumped badly and pulled up at Leopardstown last time; rated 116 at his peak, down to 97, needs to show signs of revival.

14/1

10

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Leopardstown

Wild Hunt

11st 7lb

J: D G Hogan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Won over this trip at Clonmel a year ago before ready Down Royal novice win over 2m4f; yet to hit form this campaign though, faller over fences latest; handicapper giving him every chance.

12/1

Form: 3235-5

Last run: 341 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Ran okay on good ground in 2021; not seen though for 11 months and best watched; tackling this trip for the first time.

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14th

20

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 6f 111y

20:20 Galway

Fancy A Cosmo

11st 1lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: R P Cody

midfield, mistake 3rd

10/1

1st

3

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 150y

17:05 Wexford

Fancy A Cosmo

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: R P Cody

prominent, nudged along after 3 out, quickened to lead before 2 out, soon clear, ridden out and went further clear run-in

12/1

3rd

6

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 130y

16:00 Punchestown

Fancy A Cosmo

11st 2lb

J: Miss E Cody

T: R P Cody

pressed leader

5/1

Form: -44066

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Returned from an eight month absence to run a decent enough race over 2m at Limerick, despite his rider reporting him as never travelling and not acting on the soft ground; steps up in trip here on better ground and would appear best watched on this occasion.

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0

6

27th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 90y

16:45 Sligo

Old Chap

11st 4lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Won over C&D in August on good ground; poor run at Listowel next time but a fine run at Killarney since even though he finished lame; should be a player again.

4/1

6th

2

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 180y

15:35 Killarney

Old Chap

11st 11lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Won over 3m1f on good ground at Sligo but well held when dropping back to 2m4f at Listowel.

12/1

9th

15

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:05 Listowel

Old Chap

11st 3lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Much improved when winning over 3m1f at Sligo and trainer's son negates 5lb hike but vulnerable back in trip.

14/1

Form: -05642

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Best effort yet over flights when unluckily touched off over 2m5f at Limerick 10 days ago; no reason to suspect that the step up to 3m will be an issue and could give a good account.

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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: 092611 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Two wins in five days at Clonmel and here late last month; up 13lb but stays well and is in fine form; should go well again.

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1st

7

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 116y

19:40 Bellewstown

Killinure Lass

11st 5lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

towards rear, pushed along but headway before 2 out, in touch with leaders approaching last, ridden and ran on well to lead inside final 110yds, won going away

18/1

6th

5

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 50y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Killinure Lass

11st 6lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Brian M McMahon

held up in rear, outpaced after 3 out, lost touch before 2 out, weakened approaching last

12/1

Form: 669405 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Both wins have come over 2m4f here; returned from a short spell chasing with a decent run behind Killinure Lass here last time; likes it around here and not without a chance on that basis.

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9

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:10 Tramore

Thedancingfarrier

11st 12lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Paul Stephen Kiely

His three hurdle wins have been at Cork, the latest last month over 3m; effective at this trip and went close in a beginners' chase back at Cork in January; looks vulnerable elsewhere.

14/1

6th

8

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Thedancingfarrier

10st 5lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Paul Stephen Kiely

His three hurdle wins have all come at this track, his latest just 10 days ago over C&D in similar conditions; raised 5lb for that but has won off a 9lb higher mark before, so has to be considered again.

11/2

1st

8

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

17:08 Cork

Thedancingfarrier

11st 3lb

J: Ms A Power

T: Paul Stephen Kiely

raced wide, didn't always jump with fluency, soon midfield, headway going okay before 3 out, led and ridden from last, ran on

12/1

Form: 56F31 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Stayed dourly when opening her account in a 3m maiden hurdle at Limerick last month; trip in her favour although might like it softer; tough enough ask on her handicap debut but respected.

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7th

5

18th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Fortunefavorsdbold

10st 13lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

in rear, in touch with leaders 6th

9/1

8

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Uttoxeter

Fortunefavorsdbold

10st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

A combination of new cheekpieces and the return to a staying distance (just under 3m; soft/heavy) has triggered a return to form in going back-to-back in handicap chases for mares; has gone up 5lb for the latest and that perhaps didn't take a great deal of winning with her two rivals hindered by their jumping; should give her running nonetheless.

5/1

Form: 413476 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Twice a winner over this trip and generally consistent; has to be held up well off the pace and difficult to catch right but will always have a chance.

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7th

4

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Cher Why Not

11st 7lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

Veteran with three wins and nine places to his name from 35 starts over hurdles; retains plenty of ability, placed on his first three starts this season, all over staying distances at Fairyhouse; another solid display at Punchestown, but held by runner-up Cosmo Renfro.

8/1

Form: 60052

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Gradually progressive in maiden hurdles and only found the well-handicapped Wa Wa too good on his handicap debut at Leopardstown last month; should be thereabouts.

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20

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Atacanter

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

0-15 overall, placed in two of his five starts over fences, including second to He Fitz In at Limerick; in rear at Down Royal, losing all chance with a bad mistake 3lb out of the handicap.

20/1

11th

5

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Atacanter

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Maiden was just denied over 3m at Limerick last time; raised 2lb but should have more to offer; this longer trip should be fine and go well.

4/1

Form: 6FFP37

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

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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

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Payout
Exacta €1332.00
Straight Forecast €1055.20
Tricast €5018.50
Trifecta €11576.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

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SPOTLIGHT:

Elsannah

POSTDATA:

Atlantian

TOPSPEED:

Thedancingfarrier

The Irish Sun:

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