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Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper

  • Prize money: £52212.39
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 19 runners
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Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper

Runners: 19 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

10/11 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Kapgarde filly cost 310,000Euros at the Derby Sale, being a half-sister to bumper/high-class 2m-2m5f hurdle and novice chase winner Mighty Potter, as well as the very smart hurdler/chaser French Dynamite and this season's 5yo bumper winner Caldwell Potter; created excellent first impression when running away with Gowran mares' bumper in February, having travelled strongly throughout in testing conditions; no penalty for that success here and obvious claims.

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1st

9

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:55 Aintree

Brighterdaysahead

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Stays 2m5f and acts on heavy ground; highly regarded by her trainer; lost her unbeaten record when second in the Dawn Run at Cheltenham (2m1f) last month but emerged as the best mare at the weights, having carried a 5lb penalty, and remains of strong interest; respected.

10/11

2nd

2

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Brighterdaysahead

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, mistake 4 out

10/11

1st

1

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:15 Navan

Brighterdaysahead

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

travelled strongly, prominent, went third halfway, led going easily 2 out, clear approaching last, nudged out and went further clear run-in, easily

4/7

14/1

  • Place: £5.40

Form: 3

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal out of bumper/Flat/hurdle winner Petuna, a half-sister to Grand Annual winner Rock The World; encouraging debut for Ray Cody when close to much of pace in finishing third in Naas bumper in February, outpaced at a crucial stage; since switched yards and more required.

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0

4

8th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Topgun Simmy

11st 12lb

J: Mr Paddy Hanlon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

prominent, disputed lead with one circuit to go, soon led, faced challenge 2f out, headed and lost two places over 1f out, no extra when stumbled and unseated inside final 110yds

6/4

14/1

  • Place: £9.60

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Shirocco gelding was a 55,000Euros buy-back; second foal; dam Jennies Jewel a 1m6f-2m4f Flat (RPR 104) winner, also won a bumper and useful 2m3f-3m hurdle/chaser.

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11th

11

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Gowran Park

Tommies Call

11st 12lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Jarlath P Fahey

never better than midfield, weakened after 4 out

33/1

6th

10

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 132y

14:33 Thurles

Tommies Call

11st 4lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Fine third in a valuable sales bumper on debut at Fairyhouse last Easter; has finished last in two bumpers since then; might want better ground but has ability.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Daughter of Mount Nelson cost 6,500Euros as a 3yo; third foal; dam unraced half-sister to bumper and smart 2m3f-3m3f hurdle/chase winner Across The Bay; respected source so worth a market check on debut.

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6

11th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 50y

15:25 Cork

Field A Thistles

11st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

Beaten just under 6l in all her runs, on debut behind the high-class Brighterdaysahead; clearly flattered there but she's a likely contender on hurdling debut.

7/2

4th

2

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Limerick

Field A Thistles

11st 11lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

Fine effort on debut in a valuable sales bumper in April behind a smart mare; posted a similar run on ratings at Galway on comeback; should have improved from that and be closely involved.

2/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Arcadio gelding a 22,000Euros 3yo; first foal; dam unraced half-sister to Listed bumper and 2m hurdle winner The Model Kingdom; odds-on when third in Knockanard 4yo point-to-point in February and now debuts under Rules.

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6th

8

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

Williethebuilder

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Disappointing at Musselburgh on New Year's Day but consistent otherwise this term and may bounce back; ties in with Idy Wood and Panjari on Cheltenham form in October/December.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Maxios gelding a 30,000Euros yearling who became a 230,000Euros 3yo; first foal; dam French 13.5f winner (RPR 73), half-sister to French winners Maki Maki (1m1f-1m4f) and Waldfest (13.7f; dam of high-class 2m hurdler Vauban); top connections and has to be respected.

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11th

1

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

Dee Capo

11st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Reportedly didn't handle heavy ground when a pulled up favourite in Fairyhouse Grade 2 but won two of his three previous hurdle starts and he's less exposed than most; warrants respect with Millar claiming 7lb.

16/1

6

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Dee Capo

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

9/2

1st

3

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 72y

14:50 Leopardstown

Dee Capo

11st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, prominent after 3 out, went second on outer after 2 out, ridden to lead run-in, ran on

9/2

Form: 3

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Castle Du Berlais gelding cost 15,000Euros as a 3yo; half-brother to useful bumper/2m-2m5f hurdle/chase winner Eritage; dam French 2m3f hurdle winner; eye-catching Wexford debut when keeping on late behind two decent types; likely improver but this could prove a lot more competitive.

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4th

7

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Worcester

Junior Des Mottes

10st 9lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Two Irish outings in the spring for Liam Burke; third at Wexford in March and probably similar level of form when seventh at Fairyhouse the following month; sets a clear standard on those efforts and the one to beat if able to repeat them on British debut.

3/1

7th

5

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Fairyhouse

Junior Des Mottes

11st 6lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: W J Burke

Castle Du Berlais gelding cost 15,000Euros as a 3yo; half-brother to useful bumper/2m-2m5f hurdle/chase winner Eritage; dam French 2m3f hurdle winner; eye-catching Wexford debut when keeping on late behind two decent types; likely improver but this could prove a lot more competitive.

12/1

3rd

8

5th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:10 Wexford

Junior Des Mottes

11st 2lb

J: Niall Moore

T: W J Burke

towards rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on well and went third towards finish, no match for first two

40/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Son of Diamond Boy cost 30,000Euroas as a foal and 50,000Euros as a 3yo; half-brother to bumper/useful 2m4f-2m6f jumps winner The Caddy Rose; dam unraced half-sister to bumper and 2m3f-2m6f hurdle/high-class chase winner Harbour Pilot; pulled up in both point-to-points so seems an unlikely one here on bumper debut.

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6th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:10 Downpatrick

Manfredi

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: S R B Crawford

Just fair form in bumpers, surprising if he made an immediate impact hurdling; hood tried.

25/1

4th

5

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 3

16:35 Musselburgh

Manfredi

11st 7lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

in touch with leaders

10/1

Form: 66

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-sister to bumper winner and very smart novice hurdler Absolute Notions wasn't beaten far when sixth on Punchestown debut in February but failed to build on that at Limerick on softer ground; likely plenty of improvement needed to feature.

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14th

6

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 194y

15:00 Punchestown

Colleen Danu

11st 11lb

J: Tom Harney

T: P A Fahy

Pick of maiden form came when clear second in Fairyhouse mares contest over 2m5f (soft); dropped out quickly in first-time blinkers at Thurles on latest and headgear now discarded for handicap debut.

16/1

11th

13

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

13:55 Thurles

Colleen Danu

10st 12lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

Third in a Clonmel bumper in May; never involved on hurdling debut at Gowran; pleasing run when second in a mares' maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse, 15l clear of the third; a long way below her best in a bumper last time.

8/1

13th

3

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

16:40 Galway

Colleen Danu

11st 5lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

Third in a Clonmel bumper in May; never involved on return from summer break when remote fifth against geldings on hurdling debut at Gowran; pleasing run when second in a mares' maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse last month, 15l clear of the third.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Yeats filly a 4,500Euros 3yo; second foal; dam 2m5f chase/2m6f hurdle winner, half-sister to 2m5f-3m2f hurdle/chase winner Western King; unlikely type to create a major first impression.

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10th

8

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:00 Tramore

In The Blood

10st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Conor David Maxwell

Some promise on debut but tailed off since then in a bumper and maiden hurdle.

100/1

12th

14

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Fairyhouse

In The Blood

10st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Conor David Maxwell

didn't always jump with fluency, midfield early, dropped to rear after 4th

50/1

Form: 3

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

26,000Euros 3yo buy is half-brother to winners No Anxiety (2m7f/3m1f chase), Peaky Boy (point/bumper) and Patty D (bumper); dam bumper (inc Listed) and 2m/2m2f hurdle winner; plenty green when staying-on third on Leopardstown debut last month, an experience which should stand to him here.

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6th

4

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:05 Punchestown

Iceberg Theory

11st 8lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Paul Nolan

Third of seven behind The Yellow Clay on debut in a Leopardstown bumper; placed on his first three maiden hurdle starts, including third behind Black Bamboo at Cork; addition of cheekpieces seemed to work when winning over 2m4f at Navan; left off now; this is tougher.

14/1

1st

5

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:25 Navan

Iceberg Theory

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Third of seven behind The Yellow Clay on debut in a Leopardstown bumper last season and hit the frame in trio of maiden hurdle starts this campaign; form of his third to Black Bamboo on return has worked out quite nicely and he should go well if he takes to first-time cheekpieces.

5/2

3rd

1

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Iceberg Theory

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Mild promise in bumpers; placed over 2m4f both hurdle outings this term, latterly when second at Wexford (heavy) to a horse that had finished behind Thegraveyardbookie in a Galway bumper; leading contender.

7/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Malinas filly cost just 1,500Euros as a 3yo; first foal; dam unraced sister to 2m hurdle winner Glen of Aherlow and half-sister to useful 2m-3m hurdle/chase winner Crixus's Escape; hard to fancy.

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12th

5

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:25 Leopardstown

Cola Blaze

11st 8lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

25-1 when readily winning an ordinary Thurles bumper in a first-time tongue-tie; soundly beaten, along with Glens Lullaby, in a Listed contest at Navan in December.

66/1

5th

7

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:30 Navan

Cola Blaze

11st 4lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

in touch with leaders, outpaced and dropped to rear over 2f out

33/1

10

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 13y

16:25 Thurles

Cola Blaze

11st 3lb

J: Mr F D Brickley

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Cheaply bought filly not shamed when beaten 20l in valuable sales bumper at Fairyhouse in April; tongue-tie.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Mount Nelson gelding cost 10,500Euros as a yearling and 31,000Euros as a 3yo; third foal; unraced dam closely related to 3m chase winner Minella Examiner, half-sister to 1m7f hurdle winner Dime Store Cowgirl; limited appeal on breeding.

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7th

8

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 132y

16:48 Thurles

Nelson Muntz

12st 0lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: David Harry Kelly

Some promise on debut last April but was poor at Navan in December and difficult to fancy on that run.

40/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Son of My Dream Boat cost 7,000Euros as a 3yo; fourth foal; dam unraced half-sister to winners Heron Heights (smart 2m3f-3m chase), Witness In Court (useful 2m-2m5f hurdle/chase), Stellar Magic (useful 2m3f hurdle) and Dr Robin (2m5f-3m1f hurdle/chase); limited appeal on breeding but from a respected source.

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8th

7

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:05 Punchestown

Aeros Luck

11st 4lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Consistent on decent ground last summer, three seconds before a maiden win at the Listowel festival; the ground was probably too testing on his return at Naas last month; the run is likely to have brought him on.

12/1

6th

4

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Naas

Aeros Luck

11st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Was running on better ground last summer, three seconds before maiden win at the Listowel festival; not seen since and tongue-tie added; stable jockey rides Toto Too.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Nathaniel gelding a 25,000gns yearling who resold for 55,000Euros as a 3yo; second foal; half-brother to Greek 5f-6.5f winner Ensyaab; dam placed 1m/9.4f AW (RPR 62), out of US 1m turf winning half-sister to US 7f Grade 2 winner Exchange Rate; seemingly the lesser-fancied of the Mullins pair.

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15th

9

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Fairyhouse

Punch Perfect

11st 6lb

J: Mr C Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Nathaniel gelding a 25,000gns yearling who resold for 55,000Euros as a 3yo; second foal; half-brother to Greek 5f-6.5f winner Ensyaab; dam placed 1m/9.4f AW (RPR 62), out of US 1m turf winning half-sister to US 7f Grade 2 winner Exchange Rate; seemingly the lesser-fancied of the Mullins pair.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Jukebox Jury filly a 600Euros foal and 5,500Euros 3yo; dam bumper/2m4f hurdle winner, sister to two winners inc 7f-1m Flat and 2m-3m4f hurdle/chase winner Zacharova; others preferred.

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12th

13

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 137y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Ghost Jury

11st 3lb

J: Mr R Sugrue

T: John Joseph Winston

150-1 when finishing towards the rear in a valuable sales bumper at Fairyhouse last Sunday; drops in class now, but likely to need more experience; tongue-tie on now.

25/1

16th

18

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Fairyhouse

Ghost Jury

10st 13lb

J: Mr B Barry

T: John Joseph Winston

Jukebox Jury filly a 600Euros foal and 5,500Euros 3yo; dam bumper/2m4f hurdle winner, sister to two winners inc 7f-1m Flat and 2m-3m4f hurdle/chase winner Zacharova; others preferred.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Conduit gelding a 2,500Euros yearling and 5,500Euros 3yo; half-brother to winners Longhouse Sale (smart bumper and 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase), Long House Island (2m hurdle) and Mergeela (bumper); dam unraced half-sister to useful jumpers Line Ball and Rocco; unlikely source of a debut bumper winner.

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20th

18

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Tullabrack Lad

11st 4lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Francis J Flood

Modest form in maidens, big price when towards the back at Cork in his first handicap.

66/1

13th

12

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Tullabrack Lad

10st 13lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Francis J Flood

Shown nothing at huge odds in maidens, hard to fancy on handicap debut.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Blue Bresil gelding a £55,000 yearling and 170,000Euros 3yo; half-brother to winners Stoner's Choice (bumper/2m-2m5f jumps) & Fine By Her (3m hurdle); dam bumper/2m hurdle winner, half-sister to dam of Ferny Hollow; Gigginstown runner seemingly the pick of the Mullins pair but owner also has the likely warm favourite in Brighterdaysahead.

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18th

3

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Fairyhouse

Grand Slam Sam

11st 6lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Blue Bresil gelding a £55,000 yearling and 170,000Euros 3yo; half-brother to winners Stoner's Choice (bumper/2m-2m5f jumps) & Fine By Her (3m hurdle); dam bumper/2m hurdle winner, half-sister to dam of Ferny Hollow; Gigginstown runner seemingly the pick of the Mullins pair but owner also has the likely warm favourite in Brighterdaysahead.

11/2

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Payout
Exacta €362.00
Straight Forecast €481.40
Trifecta €15445.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Brighterdaysahead

RP Ratings (IRE):

Brighterdaysahead

POSTDATA:

Brighterdaysahead

The Irish Sun:

Brighterdaysahead