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Ballygowan Opportunity Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 0f 180y
  • 22 runners
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Ballygowan Opportunity Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 22 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.40
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 3/864- BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Fair form when twice making the frame in Clonmel maidens, including last month tiring late having forced much of pace; in between not discredited in decent Leopardstown maiden; tongue tie now tried and better ground may suit.

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20th

4

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Top Speed

11st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

led narrowly, headed after 3 out, weakened from 2 out

12/1

5th

5

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

15:08 Punchestown

Top Speed

11st 6lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Tailed off on chase debut when last seen but had previously looked like a nice prospect when winning a Down Royal maiden hurdle at the end of last season; off 169 days.

10/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 13/25- C

Last run: 183 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Only three runs since winning a bumper on debut here in October 2021, including fair efforts in maiden hurdles last autumn at Gowran and Wexford under positive rides; room for improvement in jumping.

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4th

6

(7)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

15:55 Navan

The Mediator

10st 1lb

J: W J Lee

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, headway 3f out, in touch with leaders when not clear run repeatedly from over 2f out, kept on when in the clear and went fourth inside final furlong, nearest finish

4/1

3rd

8

(1)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:20 Thurles

The Mediator

10st 3lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Gordon Elliott

Debut bumper winner (soft) and twice placed in maiden hurdles; encouraging enough return on the flat at Gowran last month when staying-on third over 1m6f on quicker ground and place claims again.

11/2

11/4

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 46- BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won 1m5f Flat handicap here last September and made a bigger impression on hurdles debut in good-class Leopardstown maiden at Christmas in finishing fourth of 27 behind High Definition, staying on; not nearly as good when favourite at Fairyhouse on last month's return but remains of interest.

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12th

9

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Sign From Above

11st 11lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

Won a Galway Flat handicap last August and beat the useful Antrim Coast in a Navan maiden hurdle in September; fifth in a handicap hurdle at Chepstow in October; a long way below his best here in February and pulled up at Gowran the same month; better ground will help.

25/1

Form: 5-

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well held on Wexford debut in March alongside stablemate Alkascotch; best watched.

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11

11th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 50y

15:25 Cork

Lothbeg

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: S R B Crawford

Only 6l away when third at Down Royal (2m4f, yielding) and a formline through the winner gives her every chance against Lazy Bones; considered each-way.

8/1

3rd

7

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

13:55 Down Royal

Lothbeg

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: S R B Crawford

Promising run here in 2m1f maiden hurdle last May (yielding) but both recent bumper runs not so good, too keen on latest in first-time tongue tie; may want better ground.

7/1

7th

7

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

17:10 Down Royal

Lothbeg

11st 11lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

took keen hold, prominent, weakened quickly over 3f out

12/1

Form: 5/06-

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed a bit of promise when fifth in a valuable Fairyhouse bumper over a year ago but two underwhelming efforts in maiden hurdles suggests he will be of more interest in handicaps.

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11th

16

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

20:15 Chepstow

John W Creasy

10st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

0-8 under rules and he's been beaten 19l or more in four handicaps (2m-2m6f) for his current yard; has had wind surgery but he needs a transformation after a short break; tongue-tie is removed and cheekpieces go on.

25/1

Form: 4-

Last run: 148 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dam was a beaten favourite in bumpers on her only two starts; from the family of Denman; not discredited on bumper debut at Fairyhouse in December when steady pace wouldn't have suited; likely more to come now sent hurdling.

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0

9

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

13:25 Thurles

Monsieur Azul

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

disputed lead, led clearly 2nd, hit 3rd, headed 4 out, weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up approaching last

7/1

2nd

7

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Monsieur Azul

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Dam from the family of Denman; fourth in five-runner bumper at Fairyhouse last December when steady pace might not have suited; reported to have burst blood vessels when fair sixth on hurdling debut at Down Royal in May; perhaps risky on that basis.

8/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second in a maiden point-to-point in February but soundly beaten on Rules debut in C&D maiden following month so can only be watched for now.

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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: 35-

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Winner on the Flat in France; ran a cracker on his Irish debut when close of 25 in Navan maiden hurdle in March but not as effective at Cork last month, looking a bit onepaced; needs to improve.

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8th

5

1st May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

Samadabad

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Miss Ellmarie Holden

prominent, disputing second halfway

5/1

5th

7

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Samadabad

11st 7lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Miss Ellmarie Holden

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent on outer 4th

9/4

3rd

12

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Navan

Samadabad

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Miss Ellmarie Holden

1m5f Flat winner in France last year; bought for 32,000Euros since; tongue-tie on for jumps bow and any market support worth noting.

14/1

Form: 00-

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point winner whose two maiden hurdle runs have been poor; tongue tie tried latest now left off.

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7th

3

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 6f 169y

20:00 Clonmel

Kilballyowen

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

raced in second, pushed along after 4 out, not fluent 3 out

7/2

3rd

4

19th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 55y

18:40 Downpatrick

Kilballyowen

11st 12lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: A J Martin

midfield, towards rear after 3rd

4/1

9th

11

1st May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

Kilballyowen

11st 4lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: A J Martin

midfield, hampered 5th

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest enough placings in point-to-points, best watched on Rules debut.

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5th

3

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

Kilkee Royal

11st 11lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Jamie Albert Sloan

Irish raider; raced too freely and never really got involved when 33-1 for handicap debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) in October; considered only if much stronger in the betting here.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ordinary sort on the Flat with D K Weld, winning 1m Gowran handicap and runner-up in similar contest this time last year; long absent and market likely best guide on hurdles debut.

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4th

7

(17)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Lady Leanora

9st 9lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: A J Martin

midfield, headway and not clear run over 1f out, stayed on, not reach leaders

11/1

13th

6

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:55 Navan

Lady Leanora

11st 7lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Flat winner for Dermot Weld but tailed off in three maiden hurdle starts for this yard; wears first-time tongue-tie and hard to recommend on what she's shown so far.

33/1

Form: 650-

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off at triple figure odds in two bumpers and a maiden hurdle.

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No Results Found

Form: 778-

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Disappointed on both runs for Willie Mullins over the winter; let go for GBP4,000 and minor step forward on yard debut last month at Ballinrobe but not enough to warrant an interest in here.

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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: P-

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Pulled-up on debut at Wexford on heavy ground in March after never featuring; best watched.

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12

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

18:30 Down Royal

Alkascotch

10st 11lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: S R B Crawford

Showed some improvement on third hurdle start at Clonmel but Wexford run since a backward step; cheekpieces now tried.

16/1

10th

1

20th May 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:40 Wexford

Alkascotch

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

towards rear of midfield, not fluent 3rd, dropped to rear 5th, slow jump 6th

20/1

6th

2

11th May 2023

Soft

2m 0f 54y

16:45 Clonmel

Alkascotch

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

No show on both maiden outings; can only be watched for now.

33/1

Form: P-

Last run: 263 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Moderate Flat maiden, well held at Dundalk lately; unlikely type to make an immediate impact hurdling.

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15th

7

1st May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

Big Belief

11st 4lb

J: Dillon Butler

T: Seamus Fahey

jumped left on occasions, towards rear

50/1

9th

13

(10)

10th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Big Belief

8st 13lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Seamus Fahey

Nine-race maiden; well held in two handicaps here this winter, including over this distance last month; needs to leave that form behind.

25/1

7th

6

(6)

10th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Big Belief

9st 2lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Seamus Fahey

Really struggling in recent times and beaten 10l again latest.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair sort on the Flat in Britain, winning Wolverhampton AW maiden but well held both handicap runs last May for David Loughnane; hurdling debut for new yard.

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0

3

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 150y

17:55 Wexford

Screaming Petrus

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: P J Rothwell

Winner on the Flat in Britain but has failed to complete in two starts over timber at huge odds.

25/1

3

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:25 Killarney

Screaming Petrus

11st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

prominent on outer, mistake 1st, not fluent 2nd

100/1

1

1st May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

Screaming Petrus

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: P J Rothwell

midfield

50/1

Form: 4-

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Ran six times on the Flat for the Gosdens, on third occasion; flopped in Group 2 Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot; sold for 70,000gns after two poor handicap runs and encouraging C&D hurdles debut in March when fourth in first-time hood; more needed here.

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7th

1

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

14:30 Punchestown

Baltic Bird

12st 0lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: William Durkan

Cork maiden hurdle winner and runner-up in a Kilbeggan novice hurdle last summer; beaten a long way in a Fairyhouse handicap in December when last seen; others preferred.

50/1

Form: 8989-

Last run: 126 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well held in four bumpers and twice in AW maidens; easily passed over now switched to hurdles.

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9th

9

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

Kalsman

11st 4lb

J: Alex Harvey

T: Liam Lennon

midfield on inner, weakened before 2 out

100/1

Form: 0F800-

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Massive prices and ran accordingly in all four maiden hurdles; hood now added to usual tongue tie.

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12th

11

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

The Belmont Boys

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Shown very little so far, either failing to complete or finishing tailed off each time.

40/1

16

1st May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

The Belmont Boys

11st 4lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

towards rear, brought down after 1st

33/1

13th

9

12th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Navan

The Belmont Boys

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

never better than mid-division, didn't jump well, ridden when weakened after 3 out, tailed off

200/1

Form: 6P/

Last run: 490 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; disappointing on both bumper runs in late 2021 for Joseph O'Brien, returning lame at Navan and never counting before pulled up at Limerick; returns from 16 months absence on hurdles debut for new yard.

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7th

2

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

16:35 Downpatrick

Colonel Bellew

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Six-race maiden but some promise in maiden hurdles; would need to be a better chaser to have a say.

20/1

7th

5

14th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 143y

18:20 Ballinrobe

Colonel Bellew

11st 6lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Forward steps the last twice, latterly beaten under 8l in a Downpatrick maiden (2m2f) won by an odds-on stablemate; interesting handicap debutant.

11/2

3rd

3

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 165y

15:15 Downpatrick

Colonel Bellew

11st 4lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 7-

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; midfield on last month's Tramore debut; will need to come on hugely to feature here.

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12th

2

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

13:35 Navan

Coffee Bay

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: J P Flavin

Modest efforts in two maiden hurdles so far and off 128 days.

66/1

7th

3

11th May 2023

Soft

2m 3f 25y

18:18 Clonmel

Coffee Bay

11st 4lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: J P Flavin

Midfield on last month's Tramore debut; will need to come on hugely to feature here.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €143.00
Straight Forecast €118.30
Trifecta €618.00

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