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Randox Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 5f 180y
  • 16 runners
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Randox Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.20
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 79P50-

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Ran okay in a couple of maidens for her previous yard and was beaten under 10l in one of her handicaps; went off too fast in first-time blinkers in a maiden last time; now with Gordon Elliott, she makes the shortlist.

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

1st

10

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 180y

17:40 Downpatrick

Kellys Birr

11st 5lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, headway into midfield halfway, pushed along but headway after 2 out, went fourth last, ridden and ran on well run-in, led towards finish

7/1

12th

9

22nd Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 31y

14:50 Punchestown

Kellys Birr

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Struggled in handicaps on her last couple of starts; tougher assignment here stepping back up in trip with blinkers.

20/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: /4211-

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Posted back-to-back wins in handicap hurdles at Clonmel, comfortably defying an 8lb rise the last time; now has another 12lb hike to deal with and could do with conditions softening up.

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

18th

20

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

14:30 Punchestown

Mighty Jeremy

11st 6lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Liam G O’Brien

Front-runner with three wins to his credit; has been at his best on testing ground though and won't get a soft lead here; others preferred.

20/1

5th

2

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 80y

15:50 Tramore

Mighty Jeremy

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Liam G O’Brien

in rear

16/1

10

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Mighty Jeremy

10st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Liam G O’Brien

Won back-to-back handicap hurdles last season; respectable fourth at Navan last month was a step back in the right direction; got a good ride from the front when winning by 10l over 2m4f here in early February; found his revised mark too much at Gowran ten days later.

16/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 590-

Last run: 166 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo from a top yard and the final maiden he contested was won by the high-class Irish Point; handicap debut.

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

19th

11

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Sheephaven Flyer

11st 4lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

led narrowly, not fluent and prominent from 2nd

12/1

4th

15

18th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

19:18 Tramore

Sheephaven Flyer

10st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

led, headed and prominent from 2 out, led narrowly or disputed lead after 3rd, not fluent 5th, headed 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden and no extra before last (usual 2 out)

12/1

Form: 54205-

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

None too consistent but three of his last four runs were encouraging and the first-time tongue-tie might bring him on; respected.

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

2nd

3

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:50 Wexford

Clear The Clouds

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent, briefly led from 1st

11/4

1st

8

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Clear The Clouds

11st 11lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

14-race maiden; has run some good races in defeat but was below par at Leopardstown last time; Stone Walsh's 5lb claim may help but possibly vulnerable to more progressive rivals.

7/1

7th

5

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Clear The Clouds

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has some solid form in the book despite a record of 0-13 and good third behind an in-form rival at Navan last time; however, that was over 2m6f and he may find this too sharp; 2lb rise a shade harsh too.

14/1

Form: 4/665-

Last run: 150 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Winning pointer for Colin Bowe; her most promising maiden effort was her latest (beaten 15l) and goes handicapping off a low mark.

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

9th

8

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

11:40 Naas

Jenny Flex

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders halfway

8/1

3rd

6

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 156y

16:55 Clonmel

Jenny Flex

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, mistake 8th

11/4

1st

12

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Jenny Flex

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield early, prominent before 2nd, went second before 3rd, led narrowly 4th, jumped slightly left going best 2 out, soon clear, reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

9/2

Form: 034UP-

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Good fourth over fences at Tramore in December but unseated next time and returned to hurdling at Naas, pulling up; can win races off this mark if getting his act together.

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

4th

5

26th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Whos Houdini

11st 8lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Good fourth over fences at Tramore in December but needs to improve plenty on recent hurdles form.

16/1

6th

5

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 180y

17:40 Downpatrick

Whos Houdini

11st 10lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

led, headed halfway, soon chased clear leader

12/1

2

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 190y

16:17 Naas

Whos Houdini

12st 0lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Unseated after a bad mistake over fences last time; showed some promise over timber earlier in the season, although it was a low-key handicap debut when last seen over hurdles; this trip is probably on the short side.

16/1

Form: 5251-0

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Naas winner in March over 2m on yielding to soft but was then beaten 20l at Down Royal (reportedly suffered a cut); could go well if back to his best and this trip will be fine.

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

5th

10

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:20 Bellewstown

Herculaneum

11st 7lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

midfield

9/2

2nd

1

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Herculaneum

12st 6lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Comes here in great nick, just coming out the wrong side of a photo over C&D before landing similar contest a week ago under hold-up tactics under today's rider; carries mandatory 7lb penalty here (upped 6lb in future) and has his chance again in a weak contest.

7/2

Form: 386U7-

Last run: 167 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Placed on the Flat a month on return from a break; last year was a mixed bag under both codes but has the form to feature and Ben Harvey rides.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

16th

15

(8)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Loudest Whisper

8st 12lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: E D Delany

Versatile mare, hard to win with but often placed; better record over hurdles than on Flat. 33-1 when down the field at Navan 12 days ago on first run after a break; placed over 1m6f at Bellewstown in April.

16/1

16th

15

(8)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Loudest Whisper

8st 12lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: E D Delany

Versatile mare, hard to win with but often placed; better record over hurdles than on Flat. 33-1 when down the field at Navan 12 days ago on first run after a break; placed over 1m6f at Bellewstown in April.

16/1

16th

17

(23)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:30 Navan

Loudest Whisper

9st 0lb

J: Kyle Faulkner

T: E D Delany

towards rear

40/1

Form: 6P098-

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Shock winner of a Down Royal maiden in March of last year but that's very much his standout effort; opposable on what he's achieved in handicaps.

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

12th

11

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Billable Grant

11st 6lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: C A McBratney

C&D maiden winner in 2022 was pulled-up on return in November and seems best watched for the time being.

33/1

0

2

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

15:23 Fairyhouse

Billable Grant

11st 11lb

J: A P Heskin

T: C A McBratney

towards rear of midfield, not fluent 4 out, steadied 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out

14/1

Form: /2F0P-

Last run: 135 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Has hinted at winning potential for sure but seemed to lose his confidence after falling at Punchestown as he was poor afterwards.

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

0

4

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

12:05 Catterick

Golas Tiep

11st 1lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders, pulled up quickly before 7th, fatally injured

10/1

9th

4

25th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 160y

18:30 Limerick

Golas Tiep

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: C A McBratney

Modest form over hurdles since second in 3m conditions event at Down Royal just over a year ago; unlikely to feature.

100/1

10th

3

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 180y

17:40 Downpatrick

Golas Tiep

11st 11lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: C A McBratney

midfield, ridden after 3 out

20/1

Form: 07P50-

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Reserve; won two claimers on the Flat but yet to trouble the judge hurdling.

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

11th

2

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

Gamigin

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear

12/1

15th

3

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Gamigin

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Noel C Kelly

Much improved to record wins at Ayr and here (2m1f) in December with cheekpieces fitted; solid third off 8lb higher at Leopardstown last month, having travelled well; not sure if this return to 2m4f will suit however.

11/2

Form: 077-

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Twice runner-up in points; maiden efforts not without promise either and should make a handicapper.

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

10th

13

31st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Wexford

Ballinclay Court

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: N Dooly

Twice runner-up in points; maiden efforts not without promise but finished last on handicap debut at Downpatrick; cheekpieces now tried.

33/1

12th

8

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 180y

17:40 Downpatrick

Ballinclay Court

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: N Dooly

in touch with leaders early, towards rear of midfield before 3rd, towards rear halfway

16/1

7th

2

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 63y

14:32 Naas

Ballinclay Court

11st 7lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: N Dooly

in touch with leaders, pushed along and outpaced when hit last (usual 2 out), soon weakened

40/1

Form: 9/45P-

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Some okay runs under both codes in first half of last year but poor recent comeback run doesn't inspire confidence and he's 0-25 now.

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

5th

7

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Breagagh

11st 10lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

midfield, headway on outer 2 out, kept on well run-in, not reach leaders

10/1

3rd

6

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Breagagh

11st 10lb

J: Mr N Gault

T: S Michael Millar

Longstanding maiden has run respectably on the Flat lately but has been poor last twice over hurdles.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0/704-

Last run: 178 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Reserve; latest fourth in a Fairyhouse handicap (2m4f, soft) was a lot more promising and would have each-way claims if getting in.

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

10th

2

19th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 100y

18:05 Downpatrick

Echo Gate

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Pulled-up on return at Cork and cheekpieces need to restore him to best form, notably a fourth at Fairyhouse last November.

12/1

6

6th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 180y

16:50 Cork

Echo Gate

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear of midfield

12/1

15

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 180y

17:40 Downpatrick

Echo Gate

11st 1lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Reserve; latest fourth in a Fairyhouse handicap (2m4f, soft) was a lot more promising and would have each-way claims if getting in.

Form: 09080-

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Reserve; early promise in bumpers but continues to struggle over hurdles, in handicaps on last three starts.

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

10th

2

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

17:20 Punchestown

Bella Union

11st 8lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Early promise in bumpers; struggling over hurdles - in handicaps on last three starts - but conditions should be a positive for one who can take a keen hold; not dismissed.

5/1

5

11th May 2023

Soft

2m 3f 25y

19:18 Clonmel

Bella Union

11st 8lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Early promise in bumpers but continues to struggle over hurdles, in handicaps on last three starts; may want better ground.

16

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 180y

17:40 Downpatrick

Bella Union

11st 1lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: John C McConnell

Reserve; early promise in bumpers but continues to struggle over hurdles, in handicaps on last three starts.

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Non-runners

King Ferdinand, Breagagh, Echo Gate, Bella Union

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Payout
Exacta €265.00
Straight Forecast €276.80
Tricast €2212.10
Trifecta €1978.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Billable Grant

The Irish Sun:

Clear The Clouds

POSTDATA:

King Ferdinand

TOPSPEED:

Billable Grant