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Don’t Tell John M Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 23 runners
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Don’t Tell John M Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 23 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

(Won)

  • Win: £26.90
  • Place: £5.60

Form: -78070

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Reserve; ran a blinder here on her only previous visit when runner-up in a bumper on debut (2021); modest in the interim, although not disgraced at Clonmel latest on her first roll of the dice in handicaps; no forlorn hope.

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6th

4

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:45 Down Royal

Skinnider

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Martin Hassett

Won at Cork last April off 7lb lower but has been below that level last twice and needs to return to her best.

11/1

8th

29

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Skinnider

10st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Martin Hassett

midfield

6th

8

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

14:45 Cork

Skinnider

10st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Martin Hassett

Big price when beating today's rival McGrath From Clune over C&D in April; showed that was not a fluke whn third over 2m4f here in May; absent since then.

8/1

16/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 960084

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Poor form overall but better in today's headgear combination when fourth at Cork 18 days ago (2m4f); could well be turning the corner and it could be costly to underestimate now.

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10th

6

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

McGrath From Clune

11st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

took keen hold, midfield, mistake 3rd, no impression after 3 out

8/1

4th

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 100y

19:20 Limerick

McGrath From Clune

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Won comfortably over fences at Thurles in November; next two runs were over hurdles; confirmed that he is more effective as a chaser with second at Thurles in February; should go close.

7/2

7/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 022951 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Came off a strong pace to win quite cosily on soft ground at Limerick 11 days ago; has a 7lb hike to cope with here, but clearly on an upward trajectory and can be expected to make a bold bid to follow up with his rider's 5lb claim negating the bulk of his penalty; taken seriously.

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9th

1

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 185y

17:20 Downpatrick

Crowsatedappletart

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Winters

Won off this mark at Limerick just over a year ago but has really lost his way since last summer and was tailed off on recent return from a break; needs to leave that run behind and may want the ground a bit softer than what is likely.

8/1

10th

4

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Crowsatedappletart

11st 10lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Michael Winters

Record of 1-13 over hurdles, though that came over C&D; in mostly poor form over fences and hurdles when last in action; needs to be at his best off a break.

22/1

Form: P-6P42 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Fired a warning sign when fourth at Leopardstown and took another step in the right direction when chasing home Cafe Con Leche at Limerick; seems to save her best for the latter but no real reason why she can't produce a big performance here on her course debut.

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6th

8

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

Itsallabouteve

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

midfield, some headway before 2 out, kept on run-in, not pace to challenge

14/1

11th

1

21st Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 110y

16:50 Tramore

Itsallabouteve

12st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

led, headed but pressed leader 6th

16/1

Form: 0-8080

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Modest in maidens and no better on recent handicap debut; will need to light the burners; not high on the pecking order.

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2nd

11

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:00 Killarney

Away To Milan

11st 2lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Seems to be on the upgrade; respectable fourth at Tipperary in May and would have been closer but for a bad mistake at the final flight; built on that when winning at Wexford; that was over a shorter trip and he not certain to be as effective at 2m4f; up 9lb into the bargain.

6/1

1st

3

31st May 2023

Good

2m 1f 100y

18:30 Wexford

Away To Milan

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

disputed lead early, raced in second after 1st, disputed lead before 7th, led clearly after 4 out, ridden before 2 out, ran on, eased towards finish

9/2

17/2

Form: 621344 D BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Won off a mark of 87 at Thurles in November; has not done a great deal wrong in the interim, albeit a beaten favourite at Clonmel latest; likely to hold her own, but one or two other could well have a bit more juice in their marks.

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0

11

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Light Parade

11st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: W J Burke

towards rear, fell 4th

10/1

4th

12

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 175y

15:45 Punchestown

Light Parade

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: W J Burke

midfield

13/2

Form: 8620F1 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Relished the tough conditions when obliging in a claimer at Clonmel 20 days ago, a win which actually resulted in a 2lb drop in ratings; jumped a little big by times on that occasion and now back in tune with the hurdling game, could be room for further improvement, albeit a 10yo; should hold his own.

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6th

6

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

12:50 Limerick

Bal De Rio

10st 10lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Course 2m3f winner has won six times over hurdles in all, including four in claiming events; briefly left the yard last year and finish 8l second in a race of this type at Clonmel in September; finished second in this event 12 months ago.

7/2

2nd

4

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 181y

14:30 Clonmel

Bal De Rio

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: James McAuley

Course winner has won six times over hurdles, including four in claiming events; moved to this yard after a second at Bellewstown last time; handles any ground and is weighted to go close.

9/4

2nd

5

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

16:05 Bellewstown

Bal De Rio

11st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

in touch with leaders, went second before 3 out, challenging on inner before 2 out, not fluent last, kept on run-in, just held

13/2

Form: 8294PU

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Reserve; in the process of running a decent race when a bad mistake and unseating two out at Limerick lately; looks to be getting into the swing of things now and could make them go a bit if she makes it off the subs bench.

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8th

3

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 110y

19:08 Roscommon

Hi Ski

11st 11lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

led, ridden and headed after 2 out, weakened run-in

14/1

Form: P5210P D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner, latest in a mares' handicap at Limerick in November, but the wheels seem to have come loose of late and she will need to click back into gear to threaten; a player if she does so mind you, but a risky proposition.

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8

20th May 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:15 Wexford

Capture The Action

11st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: James Joseph Mangan

midfield

18/1

9th

11

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Cork

Capture The Action

11st 8lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: James Joseph Mangan

midfield, not fluent 4th

20/1

7

11th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Gowran Park

Capture The Action

11st 9lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: James Joseph Mangan

Course winner over 2m in 2020; notched her 4th win (all over 2m) at Limerick in November but has to rebound from a poor run at Punchestown since.

16/1

Form: 56526- BF

Last run: 422 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Ran a cracker when hitting the crossbar at Gowran on penultimate start; bit disappointing when fancied to build on it at Naas in the interim and now debuts for a yard with a solid track record for improving his recruits; interesting to see what the market says on his first run for 422 days.

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7th

6

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

19:00 Ballinrobe

The Toothpicker

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John C McConnell

Only a length away on soft ground at Gowran in early 2022 and could strip fitter for his return to action at Cork when finishing in midfield; will need to, mind.

20/1

1

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 180y

16:15 Punchestown

The Toothpicker

12st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Only a length away on soft ground at Gowran in early 2022 and could strip fitter for his return to action at Cork when finishing in midfield.

8/1

10th

14

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Cork

The Toothpicker

11st 6lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John C McConnell

towards rear

16/1

100/30

Form: 7P2-11

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Backed up his Killarney win over fences (off a mark of 96) with a gritty win over the banks at Punchestown in February; relatively unexposed at this game (one win from six, 2020 and '21 seasons, and one from two in handicaps); could have plenty more left to offer; afforded much respect.

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2nd

1

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Stealthy Tom

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: E Bolger

Is 6-20 over fences; gained his most significant win in a 2m6f Listed handicap chase at this venue last August, a 10l success that brought an 11lb rise in the ratings; down the field in the Kerry National; warmed up for this with a hurdles run last month; four wins from five visits to this track, worth considering despite a big burden.

7/1

13th

11

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Stealthy Tom

11st 10lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: E Bolger

Won Listed handicap chase off 129 last summer; all best form is over further and this is possibly a pipe opener for another summer campaign.

13/2

Form: 3700

Last run: 85 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Flashes of ability, side stepped a recent engagement due to a stone bruise; probably won't want conditions to ease a whole lot more but not ruled out here on handicap debut.

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7

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:35 Warwick

Skip Mahler

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

0-11 for Lorna Fowler in Ireland but was placed on four occasions, including on most recent completed start; returns from 200-day absence; heed the market signals on debut for new stable.

12/1

Form: 566906

Last run: 99 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Former bumper winner yet to set the track alight over hurdles, although not disgraced when sixth at Fairyhouse on New Year's Day, a run that could probably be upgraded a notch considering he lost hind shoe during the race; worth a second glance.

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16th

7

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Tipperary

Moulane West

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Bumper winner has been regressive in the past 18 months and makes little appeal on current form.

33/1

Form: 5-6456

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Not a bad effort in a competitive looking Leopardstown maiden on his latest outing, his third in all over hurdles; opening mark looks attractive, even more so with the 7lb claimed off his back; could be one to keep on the side of here.

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14th

12

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:20 Bellewstown

Johnny Cigar

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: P F O’Donnell

in rear

20/1

8th

6

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 92y

17:00 Ballinrobe

Johnny Cigar

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: P F O’Donnell

Showed definite promise in bumpers but very underwhelming form over hurdles and the new tongue-tie needs to make a difference.

25/1

Form: 444660 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Disappointing return from chasing when tailed off at Thurles (2m7f); drop in trip and application of first-time blinkers could well spark him back up, but not one to be overly confident in just for now.

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3

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Shantou Lucky

11st 11lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Chase and dual hurdle winner for Gavin Cromwell in Ireland but left that stable after two disappointing efforts last spring and was pulled up when reappearing for new yard last month; others have much less to prove.

40/1

3

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:54 Sedgefield

Shantou Lucky

11st 13lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

pressed leader, awkward jump 1st, led 3rd, headed 7th, weakened quickly 3 out

33/1

Form: P53

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Had the run of the race when third at Gowran but the penny seems to be dropping and if he can turn the screw another bit, he should go well, although trip perhaps a little on the sharp side; testing ground would bring his stamina reserves into play and would be a likely bonus.

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1st

3

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:32 Cork

Jet Setting Johnny

11st 12lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Miss Ellmarie Holden

Ran with credit on chase debut at Gowran and built on that when third in a beginners' at Clonmel last month; form is working out with the second and fifth both winning subsequently; should go well back up in trip.

4/1

3rd

5

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 180y

15:32 Clonmel

Jet Setting Johnny

11st 12lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Miss Ellmarie Holden

102-rated maiden hurdler ran okay to a point on last month's chasing debut at Gowran but lot more likely needed to feature here.

16/1

4th

3

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:20 Gowran Park

Jet Setting Johnny

11st 12lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Miss Ellmarie Holden

raced in second 1st, pressed leader 2nd, outpaced and lost second 3 out, no extra from 2 out

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: UF1700 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Failed to show a great deal on his return to action at Navan; capable sort when he gets his conditions and brings his 'A' game, but the ground is far from in his favour here and he looks vulnerable.

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14th

14

(10)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Wojood

8st 12lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

C&D winner but the losing run is mounting up and no signs of a revival at this venue of late; plenty to prove.

33/1

Form: -P5P40

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Showed enough to catch the eye when fourth at Limerick over Christmas, but failed to make any further inroads when down the field at Naas in the interim; looks a bit hit and miss and hard to know which One For Joe will turn up here; risky.

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18th

9

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Cork

One For Joe

11st 11lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

prominent, soon raced in second

33/1

11th

17

26th Feb 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 109y

16:40 Naas

One For Joe

10st 5lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Winner for the Byrnes stable; had lost his way somewhat before a respectable effort on his stable debut at Limerick in December; more needed here.

33/1

4th

5

27th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:39 Limerick

One For Joe

11st 7lb

J: Miss T Quail

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

raced in second, ridden after 2 out, soon no chance with winner, lost second when blundered last, soon no extra

20/1

33/1

Form: 8-4509

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Has hinted at ability but badly let down by his jumping the last twice, a trait he needs to iron out here tackling handicap grade for the first time.

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0

1

29th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:20 Plumpton

Jimmy Boy

12st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: James Owen

midfield

12/1

Form: 017

Last run: 256 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Shock winner (66-1) of a Kilbeggan maiden winner last year; understandably found it all too much when tailed off in a Galway festival novice a fortnight later; more his bag here, but the lack of a recent run won't make life any easier.

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13th

12

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 0y

18:40 Punchestown

Whatdoyawanttoknow

12st 3lb

J: Killian Ryan

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

Won 2m3f maiden hurdle last summer; struggled twice since; needs to come on for recent return.

33/1

20th

10

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Cork

Whatdoyawanttoknow

11st 10lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

midfield

16/1

7th

6

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 156y

16:30 Galway

Whatdoyawanttoknow

11st 4lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

midfield, not fluent 4 out, jumped left 3 out, soon ridden and no impression

25/1

Form: 6-1622

Last run: 252 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Limerick winner last year has hit the crossbar on his last two starts, latest behind Watch The Weather over 2m3f here in August, a subsequent winner under a 7lb penalty; 2lb higher here but now has the aid of a valuable 7lb claimed off his back; plenty to bring to the table.

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7th

5

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

The Big Chap

11st 2lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Paul W Flynn

Won a beginners' at Fairyhouse in October before a novice chase success at Galway later that month; pulled up after a bad mistake behind Solness at Fairyhouse but back on track with a 1l defeat to The Folkes Tiara over C&D on St Stephen's Day; that looked like a warm race and he was closing on the winner all the way to the line; should be in the mix again.

13/2

2nd

4

26th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

The Big Chap

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Paul W Flynn

held up in midfield

8/1

0

6

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

The Big Chap

10st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul W Flynn

prominent early, mistake 2nd, dropped to midfield before 6th, weakened and dropped to rear 5 out, detached when pulled up before 4 out

13/2

Form: 70-000

Last run: 111 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Reserve; first-time tongue-tie will need to the trick; form is poor and hard to see him upstaging the big guns if he gets in.

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18th

19

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Atlantic Wonder

11st 0lb

J: A P Heskin

T: A J Martin

in rear

6/1

2nd

12

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:20 Navan

Atlantic Wonder

11st 0lb

J: A P Heskin

T: A J Martin

midfield, switched right when not fluent 2 out, soon headway

100/1

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Non-runners

Darkened, The Big Chap, Atlantic Wonder

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Payout
Exacta €4057.00
Straight Forecast €1949.10
Tricast €10289.10
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Bal De Rio

TOPSPEED:

Light Parade

SPOTLIGHT:

Johnny Cigar

POSTDATA:

Bal De Rio