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Cafe En Seine Novice Hurdle (Grade 2)

  • Prize money: £20884.96
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 7 runners
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Cafe En Seine Novice Hurdle (Grade 2)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.60
  • Place: £3.10

Form: /8-11P D

Last run: 126 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Stepped up nicely from maiden win to land Grade 3 novice at Navan when making all but then folded tamely once headed after halfway in Royal Bond here when pulled up on soft; unlikely to get a soft lead here.

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3rd

2

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 75y

17:25 Punchestown

Hercule Du Seuil

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Grade 2 winner over hurdles; beaten on chase debut, but winning his next five; odds-on for three Grade 3 successes, though only scrambled home over 2m2f at this venue last October; should be sharper for his return from a winter break when beaten 12l behind the Arkle runner-up Found A Fifty at Aintree.

16/1

4th

4

13th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

17:00 Aintree

Hercule Du Seuil

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Grade 2 winner over hurdles; beaten on chase debut but hasn't looked back in winning his next five; tackles a different calibre of opposition than in his Grade 3s (2m-2m2f) and a lack of recent match practice might not be ideal given this race will take no prisoners, especially as he likes to be up there; however, no ground worries and trained by Willie Mullins, so hard to rule out.

11/2

1st

1

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 50y

15:35 Punchestown

Hercule Du Seuil

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

led but pestered, not fluent 1st, raced in second 5th, led again 4 out, went clear before 2 out, shaken up after 2 out, further clear when mistake last, ridden out final 110yds, just did enough

4/7

5/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 1-3110 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner showed smart hurdles form in winning Naas maiden (soft) and Navan Listed novice over the winter; never landed a blow however in County Hurdle on latest but no surprise if he bounced back here in novice company.

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5th

4

12th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Hunters Yarn

11st 7lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump with fluency, held up in rear, not fluent 1st, awkward jump 4th, outpaced and niggled along before 3 out, soon switched right and some headway on outer

11/2

1st

3

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

14:32 Fairyhouse

Hunters Yarn

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, raced in second, joined leader after 6th

8/11

0

2

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

12:00 Fairyhouse

Hunters Yarn

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

prominent on inner, went second 3rd, led after 3 out, good jump and clear 2 out, 5 lengths ahead when fell last

Evs

Form: 121 D

Last run: 200 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Dual winner on the Flat for Roger Charlton and 2-3 over hurdles early this season, including surviving bad blunder two out at Listowel when last seen; absent since September a concern as is the soft ground although has Flat winning form on soft.

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4th

2

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

14:00 Naas

Amir Kabir

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear

10/1

1st

1

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

14:10 Navan

Amir Kabir

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

made all, faced challenge 2 out, soon ridden, went clear again final 110yds, kept on well

Evs

3rd

3

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Curragh

Amir Kabir

12st 6lb

J: Ms Hannah Smullen

T: Gordon Elliott

Mid-field Galway Hurdle run respectable; was worthy of mid-80s mark on Flat in Britain.

7/1

Form: 3-1247 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Down Royal maiden winner was twice beaten favourite at Navan subsequently, including by Hunters Yarn; too keen and didn't get home in 2m5f Ballymore on latest and back in trip here.

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5th

1

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 213y

18:00 Punchestown

American Mike

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Both chase wins this term have been at Navan, notably defeat of Nick Rockett in 3m Grade 2 Ten Up Novices' on heavy; nothing like that form in Brown Advisory at Cheltenham however, some major blunders; jumping remains a concern at this level.

13/2

1

13th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

American Mike

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Second in the 2022 Champion Bumper; won at Navan over fences this season in a maiden in November (2m4f, soft to heavy; Fact To File second) and Grade 2 in February (3m, heavy); jumping still not polished for most recent win and this will ask an even harder question, but conditions will hold no fears.

10/1

1st

2

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:45 Navan

American Mike

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, pecked on landing 3rd, went third when not fluent 11th, led going easily after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, ridden clear approaching last, tired and faced challenge last, ridden out towards finish

4/1

Form: P7-31P CD

Last run: 99 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Navan bumper winner improved considerably on fourth attempt hurdling when winning 18-runner C&D maiden in December; well-fancied but one of the first beaten in 2m5f Grade 1 Challow Novices' Hurdle later in month and much better than that; back in trip here.

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6

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Joyeux Machin

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Beat the useful Effernock Fizz at Wexford last autumn and narrowly beaten at the same venue afterward; lost a Navan match in December; hard to be confident after an early departure at Limerick a fortnight ago; new headgear combination

12/1

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 120y

18:50 Limerick

Joyeux Machin

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

pressed winner, fell 1st

6/4

Form: 3-1311 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner here and having been awarded a Punchestown maiden hurdle (hampered) then followed up with much better level of form after a 121-day break when produced run-in to reel in a long-time clear leader in 2m Naas novice 10 days ago; progressing well and could be up to this rise in class.

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13th

3

4th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 11y

17:00 Galway

Nucky Johnson

11st 9lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

Showed useful form last Autumn, particularly when landing a Naas novice hurdle before a below-par effort in Grade 2 company; bounced back when fourth in strong looking contest at Punchestown 100 days ago and could figure on handicap debut.

14/1

4th

2

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

16:15 Punchestown

Nucky Johnson

11st 10lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

Has come a long way this season; won a Fairyhouse bumper, maiden hurdle here and a Naas novice, all over 2m; was well below form in a Grade 2 novice at Fairyhouse last time but has a shout if bouncing back to form over this longer trip.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta €170.00
Straight Forecast €168.20
Trifecta €1111.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hunters Yarn

The Irish Sun:

Nucky Johnson

TOPSPEED:

American Mike

RP Ratings (IRE):

Hunters Yarn

POSTDATA:

Hunters Yarn