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Alanna Homes Champion Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £65265.49
  • 2m 3f 80y
  • 6 runners
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Alanna Homes Champion Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.20
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1-111 C

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 157

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in four starts; likeable effort when dropped in trip to win the Moscow Flyer at this venue in January (2m, heavy) and bolted up in the Ballymore when stepped back up in trip; slightly shorter unlikely to bother him this time and he's very difficult to oppose.

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

1st

4

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 110y

Class 1

16:10 Sandown

Impaire Et Passe

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

held up in rear, good headway and pressed leader when bumped rival 2 out, led going easily approaching last, edged right but ridden clear run-in, comfortably

Evs

1st

3

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

Impaire Et Passe

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Ultra-impressive winner of Grade 1 novice hurdles at Cheltenham (2m5f, soft) and Punchestown (2m3f, yielding) last spring; second to subsequent Cheltenham Festival winners Teahupoo and State Man on first two runs this term; beaten 5l by runner-up Bob Olinger when third in Irish Champion Hurdle (2m, soft) in February and that rival should be suited by this step back up in trip, but it's also a positive for this fellow (who was maybe unsuited by the switch to front-running last time); has a chance of reversing the form.

11/8

3rd

3

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Impaire Et Passe

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

jumped right on occasions, led, not fluent 3rd, mistake 5th, headed home turn, soon ridden and bit short of room when bumped and lost second, kept on, no match for first two

4/1

9/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 1U7

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Won a warm maiden hurdle at Leopardstown on debut in this sphere but unseated after a bad mistake at that venue on his penultimate run and his effort fizzled out a fair way from home in the Supreme last month; tongue-tie now tried stepping up in trip.

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

2nd

3

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

High Definition

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

raced in second, not fluent 2nd, not fluent 7th, joined leader before 3 out, ridden after 2 out, led home turn, headed approaching last, no extra when hit rail and stumbled after last, kept on, no match for winner

9/1

7th

7

14th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

High Definition

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Went close in Group 1 on the Flat last May and, despite failing to shine on his final few Flat starts, he beat some talented rivals to win on hurdle debut at Leopardstown (2m, soft) in December; mid-race unseat in the Grade 1 Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle subsequently; has plenty of potential in this code given his peak Flat ability but there is a worry about his jumping; this race is likely to expose any frailties in that department.

14/1

3

5th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Leopardstown

High Definition

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

raced in second, mistake 1st, joined leader 2nd, mistake then pecked on landing and unseated rider 4th

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: -11413 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Won Grade 1 at Naas earlier in the season; jumped right throughout when third in the Ballymore at Cheltenham last time behind re-opposing stablemate Impaire Et Passe; to his credit, he stuck to his task well but it's hard to see him reversing the form.

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

3rd

2

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Champ Kiely

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump with fluency, led, mistake 2nd, joined before 3 out, pushed along when headed home turn, ridden when lost second before last, no extra when mistake last

5/1

3rd

2

15th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Champ Kiely

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Below form in 2m Royal Bond at Fairyhouse but quickly got back on track with game, front-running success in Grade 1 at Naas (2m4f, soft) in January; has no stamina concerns and ought to play a significant role.

8/1

1st

2

8th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 212y

14:20 Naas

Champ Kiely

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

made all, jumped slightly right 1st, faced strong challenge but going okay home turn, ridden omitted last, kept on well towards finish, readily

8/1

Form: 1143

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Fourth behind Champ Kiely in Naas Grade 1 earlier in season and ran okay in Listed contest last time but plenty to find to get involved.

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

1st

5

12th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Inothewayurthinkin

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Acts on heavy ground; ran well behind high-class Gaelic Warrior in November/December; proved a handicap snip in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham (3m2f) four weeks ago, making a mockery of his mark and readily justifying 13-8 favouritism; new rating puts him top in this field.

9/4

1st

1

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Inothewayurthinkin

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Gavin Cromwell

Only ninth on last month's handicap debut at Leopardstown (2m5f, yielding to soft); however, the way he kept on, allied with his useful pedigree, bodes well for today's step up in trip; good third in Grade 1 novice chase at Limerick (2m3f, heavy) in December behind Tuesday's Arkle one-three Gaelic Warrior and Il Etait Temps; has potential off this mark and he's been the hot ante-post favourite.

3/1

9th

12

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Inothewayurthinkin

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual winner over hurdles; has run into Gaelic Warrior twice over fences, running well in the Grade 1 at Limerick at Christmas; mark of 144 over fences is no gimme but could well be capable of running up to it.

7/1

Form: 1213

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Won a novice hurdle at Listowel before a career best third in a Grade 2 at Fairyhouse 19 days ago; much more required here up in trip.

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

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

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Payout
Exacta €57.00
Straight Forecast €57.10
Trifecta €94.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Impaire Et Passe

RP Ratings (IRE):

Impaire Et Passe

TOPSPEED:

Impaire Et Passe

POSTDATA:

Impaire Et Passe

The Irish Sun:

Impaire Et Passe