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15:40 Punchestown

Yielding To Soft

Specialist Group Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £10442.48
  • 2m 0f 40y
  • 28 runners
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Specialist Group Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 28 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.40
  • Place: £1.80

Form: -43521

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Restored to earlier promising form when second to useful-looking newcomer We Got It at Navan early last month; had plenty to spare when beating very experienced mare Banntown Girl at Ballinrobe; may be progressive for trainer who won this event 12 months ago.

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10th

20

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Broomfield Bijou

10st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: J P Dempsey

midfield, bit short of room on inner before 1st, lost position after 5th, brief headway when not fluent 2 out, soon weakened

20/1

8th

3

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Broomfield Bijou

10st 11lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: J P Dempsey

Won twice over hurdles towards the end of last season, including a Punchestown festival handicap off 7lb lower than this; interesting back in handicap company after two runs in conditions races; wear cheekpieces for the first time; each-way proposition.

10/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 334213 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Three wins on Flat for Ed Dunlop; took nine races for him to win over hurdles, but he jumped better when delivered late to take a maiden at Naas last last month; fair third in a Cheltenham handicap last week.

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8th

9

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

By Your Side

10st 11lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Runner-up in decent handicaps at Fairyhouse (behind today's rival Common Practice) and Leopardstown in December; finished behind So Scottish (fourth) when seventh at Leopardstown in February, but one place in front when the pair struggled in the County Hurdle.

12/1

8/1

  • Place: £5.20

Form: /55P21 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Promising debut at Auteuil; took a while to adapt for Willie Mullins; came good with a maiden win on heavy at Clonmel three weeks ago; further progress is feasible

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13

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Feu Du Bresil

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Progressive 2m hurdler last season; second to stablemate Mister Policeman on chase debut at Fairyhouse in November; now 19lb better off but hard to be confident based on subsequent form; some encouragement from last week's Perth second, potentially well handicapped

12/1

2nd

3

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 2

16:10 Perth

Feu Du Bresil

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Progressive 2m hurdler last season; good second to a stable companion on chase debut at Fairyhouse in November (2m, soft/heavy); disappointing in better company since; down in grade but a bit to prove, including his stamina (first run at this trip).

5/2

2

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

Feu Du Bresil

11st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Promising second behind Mister Policeman on chase debut in a beginners' at Fairyhouse in November but struggled with his jumping behind stablemate Figaroc (third) last time; still early days and likely the first-string here so can't be ruled out.

7/2

12/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 1270F6 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

In good form last November/December; backed up Limerick maiden win with a handicap second at Leopardstown; capable of a good run but needs to reverse Fairyhouse form with Gordons Aura and Figaroc; trainer also runs recent winner Golf Marin.

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8

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Brookie

11st 8lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Anthony Honeyball

Has won two of his four runs for this yard but his mark has suffered and off this figure he was beaten 16l behind Aurigny Mill at Kempton when last seen over Christmas; the first-time blinkers will need to make a difference.

20/1

4th

4

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Brookie

11st 5lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent, not fluent 4 out

11/2

1st

1

27th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Kempton

Brookie

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

midfield, headway 4 out, pushed along when mistake 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, kept on well run-in, all out

5/1

Form: F21437 D

Last run: 122 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Kilbeggan maiden winner on good ground last summer; placed on heavy in a Gowran handicap in November, but probably best suited by a sound surface; lacks a recent run.

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6th

5

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 82y

16:05 Clonmel

Itwasfate

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

disputed lead early, raced in second from 1st, mistake 7th, joined leader after 3 out, led home turn

11/4

2nd

12

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:12 Naas

Itwasfate

10st 6lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, challenging when carried left before last, jumped slightly left last, soon ridden, kept on well towards finish, just held

14/1

Form: 0-3124 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Decisive winner of a Down Royal maiden hurdle in December; has held his own in better company since, worth considering with top point-to-point rider Rob James claiming a valuable 7lb.

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0

11

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Ifiwerearichman

10st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Had the run of things up front when winning a big-field 2m handicap at Galway and he faces certain competition for the lead if ridden the same way here; 7lb higher.

20/1

1st

14

4th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 11y

17:00 Galway

Ifiwerearichman

10st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

made virtually all, faced challenge when good jump last, soon clear and ridden, reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

22/1

4th

9

8th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 188y

18:00 Bellewstown

Ifiwerearichman

10st 11lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Down Royal maiden winner has run creditably since, including when sixth of 25 in Punchestown festival handicap, but needs more to defy this mark.

14/1

Form: -43700

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Flat and juvenile hurdle winner in 2021; uneven form last season; tailed off over 2m4f on his last hurdles run; returned to form when second on the Flat at Bellewstown three weeks ago.

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4th

5

12th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:55 Kilbeggan

Too Bright

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Won C&D beginners' before decent 3rd in handicap here; however, has questions to answer after a poor Tipperary run and yard has gone a bit quiet.

9/1

5th

4

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

16:05 Tipperary

Too Bright

11st 9lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

Had become a frustrating operator prior to Kilbeggan beginners win, and backed it up with another decent third at same 15-days ago, although his jumping was a bit suspect at times in the latter; his rating alone, allied with his rider's valuable 5lb claim, suggests big things here, and it will be no surprise if he lands the top step of the podium.

3/1

Form: 43U-81 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Beaten favourite on all four bumper starts for Willie Mullins in 2020/21 when showing a tendency to race keenly; hacked up in a recent Tramore maiden hurdle on only his second run for this stable; interesting with 5lb claimed.

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13th

13

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Aslukwoodhavit

10st 4lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

bad mistake 5th, not fluent 3 out

33/1

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Aslukwoodhavit

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Winning hurdler made good impression on chasing debut in winning 2m Punchestown novice in November but not as fluent in much better Navan novice last month when well held behind some decent sorts; remains unexposed and upped in trip here for handicap debut.

9/1

4th

1

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:42 Naas

Aslukwoodhavit

11st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Winning hurdler but showed that he is potentially a much better chaser when readily landing a beginners chase at Punchestown in November; could go close here.

6/1

25/1

Form: 111-86 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Went up 26lb for a hat-trick of handicap successes in the autumn of 2021; probably remains too high in the ratings to be competitive.

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7th

12

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

Clarens

10st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: J P Flavin

Recorded a three-timer in the final quarter of 2021 but has missed plenty of time since; some decent placed efforts last season, notably when second in a big field at Navan in November; disappointing when favourite at Tramore in January; better when fifth to Cheerful Chap at Naas and may be sharper now.

10/1

5th

2

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Clarens

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: J P Flavin

Recorded a three-timer in 2021 but has missed plenty of time since; some decent placed efforts this season, notably when second in a big field at Navan in November; hard to be confident after his failure when favourite at Tramore in January.

8/1

Form: 24004F D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Two creditable runs over hurdles last autumn, notably when second at Fairyhouse off 2lb lower than current mark; tries again after an unproductive spell over fences; others preferred.

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9th

18

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

The Dasher Conway

10st 1lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

Probably too high in the ratings since a wide-margin Tramore win last summer; just denied in a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle (much lower mark) in October before well held in a competitive Cheltenham handicap chase; always at the back in a recent handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe.

33/1

6th

6

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

18:07 Ballinrobe

The Dasher Conway

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

towards rear throughout

7/1

16/1

Form: 494351 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won twice on the Flat; never in the hunt when highly tried at Haydock in February; beat a Gordon Elliott-trained odds-on shot in a maiden at Cork five weeks ago; now 3lb higher than when third in a C&D handicap in January.

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4

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Snapius

11st 5lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: J A Nash

towards rear

20/1

9th

3

(8)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Snapius

9st 9lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: J A Nash

Won Cork 4yo maiden hurdle on heavy ground last March; had winning Flat form on good ground for Joseph O'Brien, so every chance he will cope with this surface; not seen since a couple of below-par handicap hurdle runs last summer.

12/1

Form: 439

Last run: 93 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Point winner; showed promise in two maiden hurdles starts so far, notably when third behind Dark Raven at Leopardstown; disappointing in a novice race in January; tongue-tie on now.

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No Results Found

Form: 261430 CD

Last run: 121 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

0-19 on Flat, has won twice over hurdles, including on heavy ground in a handicap at Cork last November; a bit high in the weights as a result; has had a recent Flat outing.

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No Results Found

Form: 60F771 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Gained first success since April 2021 maiden win when making all for a handsome win at Leopardstown last month; 9lb higher now and probably vulnerable as a result.

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17th

22

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Clever Currency

11st 3lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

Dual purpose sort was an unplaced favourite at Dundalk last time; had previously produced a good display for this rider when second in an 18-runner handicap hurdle at Leopardstown.

25/1

Form: 1P-075 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles in France; has been taking steps in the right direction; needs more to judge from long-priced fifth over 2m3f at Cork.

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5

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Garrybello

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Thomas Cooper

Dual winner over hurdles in France in his young days; has run well on the AW at Dundalk for this stable; Irish hurdles form is unconvincing.

25/1

Form: 175 D

Last run: 149 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Showed good form at around time this last year, winning a Flat handicap and a maiden hurdle; set stiff task over hurdles later on; returns after a break.

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13th

14

(7)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Fascinating Shadow

9st 7lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Losing run for two years but some fair efforts in defeat of late and he's a course winner; probably vulnerable in this competitive heat.

16/1

5th

10

(6)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Fascinating Shadow

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

C&D winner in 2022 off 76; lightly raced last year and steady improvement in three runs this year, latest when decent fourth (Palace Rock and Celtic Revival ahead) over today's trip under a positive ride; 2lb lower here and not one to rule out.

14/1

Form: 200/1- D

Last run: 697 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Useful on Flat for Jessica Harrington; absent since a hurdle win for Noel Kelly at Kelso in May 2021; has changed stable again; third reserve.

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3rd

1

14th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 143y

18:20 Ballinrobe

Charcor

11st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

Flat/hurdle winner for previous yards; ran his best race for this one when under 4l away behind a well-backed favourite at Killarney last month (2m1f, good), finishing alongside Presenting Lad; shouldn't be far away off the same mark.

7/1

4th

4

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

19:10 Killarney

Charcor

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

Off for two years and little encouragement from runs in a Punchestown handicap hurdle and a pair of flat handicaps; probably best watched for now.

16/1

15th

6

(11)

1st Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Curragh

Charcor

9st 13lb

J: Audrey Satabin

T: Martin Brassil

Off for two years and little encouragement from runs in a Punchestown handicap hurdle and a Leopardstown handicap earlier this month; others preferred.

33/1

Form: 14-718 D

Last run: 161 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Dual winner of 1m6f Gowran handicaps last spring; most recent of three hurdle wins was gained on good ground at Tramore last August; lacks a recent run and not ideally suited by soft ground; first reserve.

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5th

2

(4)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

18:20 Gowran Park

Vischio

9st 5lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: R Donohoe

Dual-purpose performer improved considerably on Flat last year, culminating in a Listed win over 1m4f at the Curragh in heavy ground; has failed to win in ten starts on AW so last month's disappointing run at Dundalk should not be held against her

8/1

6th

3

(5)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Vischio

9st 7lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: R Donohoe

led, joined after 1f, soon raced in second

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: -6P424 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Mare has shown a consistent standard of form on her last three starts in 2m handicaps; would need to find a bit extra to feature in this more demanding grade; second reserve.

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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: 2/P814

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Won 2m2f Clonmel maiden on third start after a lengthy absence; almost nothing to choose between him and Gordons Aura on Fairyhouse running; holds a definite chance.

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10th

10

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Figaroc

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

mistake 3rd

20/1

4th

1

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Perth

Figaroc

12st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Clonmel maiden hurdle winner in March 2023 (2m2f, soft); yet to win over fences, but sound efforts when a good third in a Thurles beginners' chase in February (2m, soft/heavy) and when third in a Listed handicap at Gowran in March (2m, heavy); obvious contender.

Evs

3rd

1

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 150y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Figaroc

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

jumped left on occasions, in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield halfway, not fluent 8th, went remote third run-in

13/2

Form: 050355 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Course winner of a conditions race over 2m4f last May; hard to fancy on his recent handicap chase form.

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8

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:43 Cork

Francois

12st 0lb

J: Mr B Dunleavy

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

towards rear, headway into midfield 6th, dropped to rear before 4 out, pulled up approaching last

66/1

6th

3

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:58 Wexford

Francois

12st 0lb

J: Mr B Dunleavy

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

prominent, jumped right 4th, good jump and went third 4 out

11/2

Form: 110644 D

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Heavily-raced ten-time winner including twice over hurdles; fit from action at Dundalk; faces tough task against younger rivals.

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9

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Wild Shot

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, weakened after 4 out, detached when mistake 3 out

25/1

13th

6

(4)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Wild Shot

9st 10lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: John C McConnell

midfield

7/1

Form: 48-07

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Flat winner in Britain; lightly raced over hurdles; finished behind Gordons Aura, Figaroc and Brookie when seventh on his handicap debut at Fairyhouse.

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2nd

4

(4)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Gentleman Joe

9st 5lb

J: W J Lee

T: Henry De Bromhead

dwelt start, soon prominent, joined leader after 1f, led and clear after 2f, faced challenge on near side of group 2f out, headed towards near side 1f out, kept on well, no match for winner

18/1

8th

2

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 55y

16:20 Downpatrick

Gentleman Joe

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders early, mistake 2nd, jinked right when hit rail and bad mistake 3rd, soon detached

5/2

Form: 442261 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Reverted from chasing to win a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle; may have turned a corner belatedly, having been costly to follow in the past; three times a beaten favorite in consecutive outings after finishing fourth in this race last season; 10lb higher now.

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15

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 40y

15:40 Punchestown

Golf Marin

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: A J Martin

Reverted from chasing to win a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle; may have turned a corner belatedly, having been costly to follow in the past; three times a beaten favorite in consecutive outings after finishing fourth in this race last season; 10lb higher now.

8/1

10

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 160y

15:00 Cork

Golf Marin

10st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: A J Martin

Often backed and was pretty costly to follow; travels well but can find little and latest chasing flop a big concern (mistakes); risky; in-form rider eye-catching, 2-9 chasing; 1lb out of handicap; illustrated fine yard form with 10s maiden hurdle win at Fairyhouse yesterday; participation must be in doubt but the one to beat on that evidence.

9/4

1st

5

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Golf Marin

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: A J Martin

travelled strongly, midfield, jumped slightly left 3 out, headway and pressed leaders going okay before 2 out, pushed along to challenge approaching last, led when ridden and ran on run-in, pushed out towards finish, comfortably

16/1

Form: 0-P3F2 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Much better known as a six-time winner on the Flat; hurdles form not very convincing; only four runners in a weak event in which he was second at Warwick four weeks ago.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

3

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 170y

13:40 Wexford

Ideal Pal

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Cian Michael Collins

Best known as a six-time winner on the Flat; overall hurdles form not very convincing; will need to pick up more chasing experience judged on first two attempts.

20/1

16

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 40y

15:40 Punchestown

Ideal Pal

11st 7lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Cian Michael Collins

Much better known as a six-time winner on the Flat; hurdles form not very convincing; only four runners in a weak event in which he was second at Warwick four weeks ago.

25/1

23th

8

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

15:40 Punchestown

Ideal Pal

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Cian Michael Collins

prominent, went second after 4th

20/1

Form: 283260

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Maiden has been placed six times from 14 starts over hurdles; held by several of these, notably Gordons Aura and Fogaroc, on Fairyhouse form.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 130y

15:55 Galway

Listentillitellyea

11st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

No wins but five seconds from 20 starts over hurdles; has a bit to find with Makfils on Sligo running, but previous Ballinrobe second was encouraging.

6/1

6th

1

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 93y

17:40 Sligo

Listentillitellyea

12st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

No wins but five seconds from 19 starts over hurdles; good run behind the in-form Presenting Lad at Ballinrobe last time; fair chance of reaching the money.

6/1

Form: 843173 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Maiden winner at Fairyhouse early in the year; not beaten far behind stablemate Jazzy Matty when seventh in the Boodles (Irish trainers responsible for five of the first six); closely matched with Figaroc on Fairyhouse running; appeals as the likely pick of the stable's pair.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

2

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Gordons Aura

12st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Fairyhouse maiden winner with mixed form since, every chance when badly hampered two out on latest in Sedgefield event over this trip; probably has a bit to find off this mark.

8/1

5th

4

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 3

17:00 Sedgefield

Gordons Aura

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

Unraced beyond an extended 2m1f and he finished down the field at Navan last month; however, he represents a top Irish trainer and stamina was an asset on the Flat, so this step up in trip may well bear fruit.

13/2

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Payout
Exacta €670.00
Straight Forecast €410.60
Tricast €6416.30
Trifecta €9790.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

By Your Side

SPOTLIGHT:

Broomfield Bijou

POSTDATA:

Aslukwoodhavit

The Irish Sun:

Figaroc

TOPSPEED:

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