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17:20 Ballinrobe

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Tim Kelly (C & G) Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 1f 98y
  • 18 runners
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Tim Kelly (C & G) Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.30
  • Place: £1.80

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Home-bred Jukebox Jury gelding in top stable; dam unplaced in two points, half-sister to useful jumpers Indy Five and Hurricane Georgie and to recent Wexford handicap chase winner Oscar Romero; interesting if attracting market support on debut in a weak race.

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12th

13

28th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 200y

16:17 Galway

Jay Jay Zee

10st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Ballinrobe debut maiden winner in April and has run respectably since without showing major progression, latest Downpatrick novice fourth to a stablemate possibly his best effort; opposable on second handicap attempt (1lb wrong).

16/1

4th

3

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 110y

16:00 Downpatrick

Jay Jay Zee

11st 8lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Ballinrobe maiden hurdle win came at 2m2f and hasn't really progressed from that, well held in Ballinrobe handicap last time in which Luminous Light unseated at the last; upped in trip here.

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 748

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second to the highly promising Ballyburn at Loughanmore in October on his third and final point outing for Stuart Crawford; made little impact in a bumper at Fairyhouse before a more satisfactory display on his hurdling debut at Navan.

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13th

7

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Ossifer Hops

11st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in rear

25/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.02

Form: 23

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

One point-to-point run 2021; reappeared from 489-day absence with fine effort when a 50-1 shot in 2m Thurles maiden hurdle last month, up with pace throughout and pulling clear with winner from last; not as good over further at Wexford a fortnight ago; big chance on Thurles form.

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6th

1

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 156y

15:01 Galway

Free Flowing

11st 10lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Norman Lee

Placed on all three maiden hurdle outings last March/April; out of his depth in a conditions race at the Punchestown festival; course maiden winner over a shorter trip on seasonal debut; same 7lb-claiming rider now; trip should not be a problem.

6/1

1st

2

3rd Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

13:50 Galway

Free Flowing

11st 12lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Norman Lee

took keen hold early, prominent, went third before 5th, ridden and challenging after 2 out, led narrowly run-in, kept on well

10/1

7th

7

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

16:15 Punchestown

Free Flowing

11st 3lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

Has run to a similar level when placed on all three of his maiden hurdle tries and can win one in time; however, he is facing some higher quality opposition today.

33/1

Form: 6054

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ran twice in bumpers; ran green and was none too fluent on hurdles debut; signs of improvement when fourth over 2m5f at Limerick; more needed in order to feature.

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7th

12

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Trackman Tommy

11st 5lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Patrick G Kelly

towards rear, not fluent 2nd, headway 4 out, headway into midfield after 4 out

33/1

4

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

17:08 Cork

Trackman Tommy

11st 12lb

J: Charlotta Ericsson

T: Patrick G Kelly

held up in rear on inner early, in touch with leaders and 7 lengths down when mistake and unseated 10th

20/1

7th

5

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 73y

14:25 Punchestown

Trackman Tommy

11st 4lb

J: Ms E C Costello

T: Patrick G Kelly

Ran okay in a couple of maiden hurdles last spring; soundly beaten on his handicap debut at Limerick last time and others preferred.

33/1

Form:

Last run: 107 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a four-runner point in Britain last November; down the field in a strong 2m4f maiden at Leopardstown; sights lowered here.

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15th

13

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Port Nelson

11st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: A J Martin

Point winner; showed some ability in a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle last winter but shown little either side of that run; return to further might suit on handicap debut if ready after 119 days off.

18/1

10th

13

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:40 Thurles

Port Nelson

11st 4lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: A J Martin

Won a four-runner maiden point in Britain 12 months ago; tailed off on hurdling debut at Leopardstown's Christmas meeting; not a bad run when fifth at Ballinrobe in April; open to improvment.

8/1

5

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Kilbeggan

Port Nelson

11st 4lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Maiden point' winner in UK last November was tailed-off on hurdling debut at Christmas time but ran much more encouragingly at Ballinrobe a week ago; should have improved from that and looks a contender here.

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Champs Elysees gelding with plenty of stamina on the dam's side; stable has had five wins for top owner this season.

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8th

7

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

17:20 Ballinrobe

In For The Night

11st 11lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Desmond McDonogh

Best effort when runner-up in a Navan handicap in September (yielding), not seen since below form on testing ground at same track in November so may need this.

12/1

9th

3

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:45 Navan

In For The Night

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Desmond McDonogh

Best effort when runner-up in a C&D handicap hurdle on better ground in September; poor effort at Downpatrick subsequently when jumping badly; definite claims if he can bounce back to his previous form here but yet to race on ground this soft.

13/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother by Ocovango to three Flat winners and to a point winner; probably best watched on debut.

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4th

8

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

Hees Dynamite

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

Showed some ability on debut in a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle in April; way below that level since, including in two handicaps latest; cheekpieces need to work.

28/1

0

3

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Hees Dynamite

11st 11lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Ordinary form in maidens; huge price when in rear at Ballinrobe in his first handicap; tongue-tie now.

50/1

Form: 77

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Disappointed on both runs for Willie Mullins over the winter, stopping quickly in a bumper and again in Thurles maiden hurdle; let go for GBP4,000 and can only be watched for now.

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2nd

6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Dinoland

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

prominent, went second halfway, led 2 out, faced challenge approaching last, headed run-in, kept on towards finish

14/1

5

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Dinoland

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

in rear, detached when pushed along after 4 out, weakened and pulled up before 3 out

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Best Flat runs for Denis Hogan were at Dundalk; off for ten months and makes hurdling/stable debut; testing conditions may not suit.

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7th

9

(7)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Say It So

9st 1lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: E McNamara

Maiden was only beaten a length over this trip at Cork in the summer and fair fifth over 1m2f here last month; more needed.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ten-time Flat winner for Rod Milman (6-31 on turf, 4-17 on AW) stays well and might need further than this over hurdles; preference for good ground is a concern, but potentially interesting all the same.

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10th

17

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:43 Kilbeggan

Singing The Blues

11st 13lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: E McNamara

First reserve; 10-time Flat winner but shown nothing in three runs over hurdles; handicap debut.

11th

1

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:25 Killarney

Singing The Blues

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Ten wins from 50 starts on the level; some promise in his hurdle bow at Ballinrobe on debut for this yard but tailed off back at that venue earlier this month; looks up against it.

12/1

10th

4

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 139y

17:18 Ballinrobe

Singing The Blues

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E McNamara

Ten-time Flat winner for Rod Milman in Britain; tame hurdles debut over C&D last month however and probably best watched for now.

40/1

Form: 0P

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No sign of ability in two appearances at Thurles, tongue-tie tried now; second reserve.

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6th

5

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Old Lonesome Me

11st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

No real sign of ability in any of his four starts and remains very opposable.

100/1

Form: 550

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Both maiden runs in the autumn came on soft, showing some promise on second occasion when might have finished a bit closer but for being hampered here over 2m; poor recent run over 2m5f at the same venue.

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12th

5

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 98y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Cool Cookie Claude

11st 4lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Patrick G Kelly

Both maiden runs in the autumn came on soft, showing some promise on second occasion when might have finished a bit closer but for being hampered here over 2m; poor recent run over 2m5f at the same venue.

12/1

12th

2

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:15 Limerick

Cool Cookie Claude

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Patrick G Kelly

midfield

14/1

5th

2

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:15 Limerick

Cool Cookie Claude

11st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

Fifth but beaten 54l on Rules debut in Galway maiden last month.

50/1

Form: 98

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Four-time Flat winner including the Northumberland Vase for Roger Varian in 2021; also won over 2m at Wolverhampton for Michael Bell; will be more appealing in handicaps judged on his first two hurdle runs at Navan and Naas.

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4th

13

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

Zeeband

10st 2lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Four-time Flat winner; 2-11 over hurdles, with wins gained back-to-back in March, in a Leopardstown maiden and a Limerick handicap; faded from the last in an amateur riders' handicap hurdle at Aintree.

10/1

10th

14

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Zeeband

11st 1lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Progressive Flat stayer in younger days (best RPR 100) and although it's been a long and winding road over hurdles he's been in career-best form of late with 2m wins in a maiden at Leopardstown and a Limerick handicap (heavy); this will need another step forward but that's not ruled out.

16/1

Form: 0-3U8P

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has proved disappointing since a good second to the talented Champ Kiely (147-rated, Ballymore third) on debut in a bumper at Limerick almost two years ago; pulled-up at Down Royal last month.

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4th

1

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:15 Perth

Bellaney Lord

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Clear second to a smart horse on bumper debut in 2021 and looked set to be placed behind two useful rivals before penultimate-flight fall in maiden hurdle at Down Royal (2m1f, soft) in January; has very strong claims if judged on those exploits but his last two runs were very disappointing and it's hard to know what to expect from him here; wears a first-time hood.

4/1

4

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 98y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Bellaney Lord

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: S R B Crawford

Has proved disappointing since a good second to the talented Champ Kiely (147-rated, Ballymore third) on debut in a bumper at Limerick almost two years ago; pulled-up at Down Royal last month.

14/1

Form:

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to his trainer's 135-rated chaser Now Where Or When; second in a point-to-point, needs to show considerable improvement from his hurdling debut.

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7

13th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 96y

19:43 Sligo

Now Go Soldier Go

11st 4lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

in touch with leaders, pushed along and lost position after 5 out, pulled up quickly before 4 out

16/1

4th

6

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 4

13:50 Hexham

Now Go Soldier Go

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

in touch with leaders, hampered 1st, soon recovered

14/1

7th

14

1st May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

Now Go Soldier Go

11st 4lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

midfield

25/1

Form: 00

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No sign of winning potential in outings at Fairyhouse and Cork; needs to jump better; first reserve.

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9th

5

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:50 Wexford

Dgalwaygallivantor

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a Cork handicap hurdle over 2m in November; solid runs in defeat over 2m4f at Punchestown in January and Gowran in February; 2m6f trip proved too far for him at Down Royal; this is more suitable for chase bow.

6/1

6th

6

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

Dgalwaygallivantor

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a Cork handicap hurdle over 2m and solid runs in defeat over 2m4f last twice; not sure that this trip is what he needs and he is creeping up the handicap but has to be on the shortlist.

5/2

Form: 0P

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off on debut; pulled-up on second start; hooded now, but impossible to fancy; third reserve.

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11th

3

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Black Field

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Showed nothing on his first two starts at huge odds; minor progress when beaten 24l here (1m7f, good-to-yielding) but likely to get different ground this time.

16/1

7th

2

20th Apr 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 0y

16:15 Kilbeggan

Black Field

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

towards rear of midfield, not fluent 2nd, some headway halfway, pushed along and outpaced after 2 out

50/1

18

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 98y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Black Field

11st 4lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Ciaran Murphy

Tailed off on debut; pulled-up on second start; hooded now, but impossible to fancy; third reserve.

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Non-runners

Sir Jimmy Mac, Zeeband, Bellaney Lord, Now Go Soldier Go, Dgalwaygallivantor, Black Field

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Payout
Exacta €248.00
Straight Forecast €464.80
Trifecta €372.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Free Flowing

The Irish Sun:

In For The Night

TOPSPEED:

Trackman Tommy

RP Ratings (IRE):

Free Flowing

POSTDATA:

Free Flowing