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Moyvore Whiskey Vault Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £15663.72
  • 3m 0f 50y
  • 16 runners
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Moyvore Whiskey Vault Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £15.10
  • Place: £3.40

Form: F3241- CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Career best when winning over 2m7f on handicap debut here last month, relishing a step up in trip; 14lb rise looks tough and likely to get softer ground this time.

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2nd

3

7th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:47 Clonmel

Desert Heather

10st 13lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: Declan Queally

raced in second, hit 6th, disputed lead before 10th, pushed along briefly when pressed winner after 3 out, soon disputed lead and pushed along, briefly led before 2 out

13/2

4th

7

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:05 Cork

Desert Heather

10st 7lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: Declan Queally

Triple point' winner hit form on the track last spring, winning consecutive handicap hurdles at Kilbeggan over this trip; did well to beat Solitary Man and Pinyon Jay over C&D last time on return; worse off at today's weights with them but a big chance with improvement to come.

7/4

1st

7

15th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 50y

14:35 Cork

Desert Heather

10st 11lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: Declan Queally

Returning from five months off but was in mighty form in 3m Kilbeggan handicaps in the spring, beating none other than Kerry National winner Desertmore House when last seen in May; respected, particularly at these weights, but vulnerable to race-fit rivals.

4/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 11084-

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back at Downpatrick last year and returned to form when fourth of 12 at Fairyhouse last month; can go well again from the same mark but probably doesn't want any rain.

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3rd

8

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Desertmore House

10st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Martin Brassil

Career best performance when landing the Kerry National in September; twice a winner over hurdles and tries his hand here off his 19lb lower mark; interesting.

6/1

4th

3

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

14:45 Naas

Desertmore House

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Martin Brassil

raced in third, dropped to rear before 5 out, detached 2 out, kept on run-in

7/1

8th

9

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Desertmore House

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Martin Brassil

never better than midfield, kept on from last

11/2

OUR TIP

6/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 42306- C

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Sole hurdle win came here; fairly consistent of late, including a 6l defeat in the Pertemps on his penultimate start and a 5l defeat at Punchestown last month; remains on a good mark and this looks a little easier.

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4

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:13 Kilbeggan

Level Neverending

11st 3lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

hung left throughout

6/1

3rd

12

12th May 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Level Neverending

10st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Gordon Elliott

Sole hurdle win came here; fairly consistent of late, including a 6l defeat in the Pertemps on his penultimate start and a 5l defeat at Punchestown last month; remains on a good mark and this looks a little easier.

6/1

26

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Level Neverending

10st 3lb

J: Nathan Andrews

T: Gordon Elliott

First reserve; record of 1-9 over hurdles but has run respectably in big handicaps lately, including in first-time blinkers in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham; due to run in the 3.40 here Wednesday.

25/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 2/786-

Last run: 106 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden hurdle at Navan in March 2022; however, wasn't at that sort of level in handicaps last term and has been off 106 days.

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2nd

4

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:10 Killarney

Lady Rita

11st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Louise G Lyons

towards rear, headway 2 out, went second after last, kept on, no match for winner

16/1

13th

10

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Lady Rita

10st 3lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Louise G Lyons

Much more at home over staying trips, most recently scoring over 2m7f at Killarney in July in today's headgear combination; will be more at home on summer ground but interesting one to watch after seven months off.

12/1

Form: /6311-

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Arrives bidding for a hat-trick having followed up a maiden hurdle success with a mares' handicap hurdle win last month; runner-up from that race has gone close since; big player despite a 12lb rise.

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3rd

9

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

18:40 Tipperary

Nine Graces

11st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

took keen hold, midfield, dropped to rear 5th, not fluent 11th, plenty to do 4 out, headway before 2 out, weakened approaching last

5/1

5th

4

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:10 Tipperary

Nine Graces

11st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Dual hurdle winner has run well in defeat at times over the winter but was disappointing at Leopardstown last time; rated 128 over timber so should be competitive with her sex allowance on chasing debut if jumping soundly.

7/2

13th

12

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Nine Graces

11st 3lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Maiden hurdle winner at Punchestown last season before winning on handicap debut at Ballinrobe; solid efforts in two runs this term, including when beaten less than a length by Gaoth Chuil here last time; may resume progress and less testing ground might help her see the trip out; up 3lb.

8/1

Form: 91750- C

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Wins his fair share and only 2lb above his last winning handicap mark; however, all his best form is on good ground and there's rain in the forecast; needs to leave reappearance run behind.

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4th

10

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Macgiloney

10st 9lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Better-known as a seven-time hurdles winner; over three years since the second of his two wins over fences; shaped quite well at Wexford on his first run after a winter break but that was a veterans' chase (closely matched with Cavalry Master) and this is more demanding.

14/1

3rd

4

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 100y

18:52 Wexford

Macgiloney

11st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Hasn't won over fences for more than three years and struggled over timber at Galway when last seen; likely to need this.

7/1

Form: 735FF-

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Has fallen in two recent starts over fences; return to hurdles might help, particularly from his reduced hurdle mark but he wouldn't want much rain to arrive.

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7th

15

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

The Little Yank

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

Heavily raced six-time winner on a long losing run at the moment; 6lb out of the handicap; faces a tough task in the circumstances.

25/1

4th

6

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:58 Cork

The Little Yank

10st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced in third behind clear leader, headway 5 out, weakened approaching last

11/1

Form: 21514- D

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Career best on his penultimate outing when winning a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle and may have found heavy ground too testing at Cork since; not ruled out.

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5

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 110y

16:05 Downpatrick

Run For Pat

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

led narrowly or disputed lead, led narrowly when fell 4 out

9/4

9th

12

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 92y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Run For Pat

10st 3lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

7lb higher than for his Fairyhouse win (3m, soft) in January and well below that level in his two subsequent runs.

25/1

8th

13

12th May 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Run For Pat

10st 3lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

Career best on his penultimate outing when winning a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle and may have found heavy ground too testing at Cork since; not ruled out.

12/1

Form: 39364- D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in three Grade 1s over hurdles including the Stayers' Hurdle in 2020; however, seems to have lost his way and hasn't shown enough in three runs for this yard; tailed off over fences latest.

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0

3

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Ronald Pump

11st 11lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

One-time smart sort over hurdles and fences, was 2nd in the 2020 Stayers' Hurdle; however, is a long way from that level now and was beaten in two points' lately, so others preferred.

25/1

5th

5

12th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:55 Kilbeggan

Ronald Pump

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Runner-up in three Grade 1s over hurdles for his former yard; not at his best in four starts since joining this yard and was well beaten in a C&D handicap when last seen; visor replaces other headgear; best watched today.

50/1

9th

1

12th May 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Ronald Pump

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ciaran Murphy

Runner-up in three Grade 1s over hurdles including the Stayers' Hurdle in 2020; however, seems to have lost his way and hasn't shown enough in three runs for this yard; tailed off over fences latest.

33/1

Form: 53390- D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Third in 2022's Albert Bartlett but hasn't built on that subsequently and tailed off at Aintree last month; best form is on good ground; wears first-time blinkers.

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6th

1

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

18:40 Tipperary

Bardenstown Lad

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear, mistake 5th, slow jump and detached 9th, tailed off

8/1

6th

2

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 150y

19:20 Downpatrick

Bardenstown Lad

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

led narrowly or disputed lead

9/4

Form: /151P- D BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Pulled up when favourite over fences at Wexford last month; however, had been in good form over hurdles previously and seems versatile with regards to ground conditions.

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11th

16

12th May 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Birdie Blitz

10st 0lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Pulled up when favourite over fences at Wexford last month; however, had been in good form over hurdles previously and seems versatile with regards to ground conditions.

12/1

1

31st Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 100y

19:10 Wexford

Birdie Blitz

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

in touch with leaders, not fluent and dropped to midfield 2nd, headway 4 out

5/2

Form: 122UP-

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

In good form last summer when runner-up at Galway twice; pulled up over fences last time and doesn't look too well treated back over timber now.

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4th

2

30th Sep 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Gowran Park

Happy Jacky

11st 10lb

J: Daniel King

T: Ray Hackett

Bounced back to form when beaten half a length in a handicap hurdle at Killarney last month but disappointing when tailed off at Galway since; others may be better treated back in a handicap.

10/1

Form: 22421-

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Runner-up to Nine Graces in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown in February and she went one better in a maiden hurdle at Downpatrick last month; swing in the weights with Nine Graces should help and one to consider.

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2nd

5

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 16y

14:23 Thurles

Law Ella

10st 9lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

jumped right on occasions, in touch with leaders, prominent before 8th, went second and challenging approaching last

13/2

4th

5

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 35y

13:05 Thurles

Law Ella

10st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, mistake 8th, brief headway when mistake 3 out, weakened before last

10/1

8th

5

20th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 109y

Class 1

15:00 Exeter

Law Ella

11st 2lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Grade 2 bumper runner-up who took five attempts to get off the mark over hurdles, but she won comfortably in a first-time tongue-tie (retained) on her chase debut at Thurles (2m4f, soft) last month; represents top Irish trainer and she could have more to offer over fences; player.

3/1

Form: 12U1P- C

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Career best when winning at Doncaster in March but pulled up back on home soil since; best form is on good and might be on a stiff enough mark in this sort of contest.

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2nd

6

6th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Sweet Will

11st 5lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

led, joined 2nd, led again 6th, 2 lengths ahead after last, headed inside final 110yds, kept on

3/1

3rd

3

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 160y

16:20 Tramore

Sweet Will

11st 8lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

raced in second

10/1

Form: 8224P/ BF

Last run: 499 days

W: 10st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Losing run goes back to handicap hurdle wins in 2018; off since pulling up over fences in 2021 and best watched on return.

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9

12th May 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Golden Jewel

10st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Losing run goes back to handicap hurdle wins in 2018; off since pulling up over fences in 2021 and best watched on return.

25/1

6

29th Dec 2021

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

Golden Jewel

11st 12lb

J: Chris Timmons

T: Edward Cawley

Three-time hurdle winner and has often run well at this venue; yet to win over fences but very consistent in handicaps of late including when fourth over 2m1f here on Sunday and has his chance again.

15/2

4th

12

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Golden Jewel

10st 5lb

J: Chris Timmons

T: Edward Cawley

Three-time hurdle winner is 0-8 over fences but has run well several times, including when 3lb out of the weights at Navan last time; shouldn't be far away again.

10/1

Form: 31107-

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles last season and is now 2-5 in this sphere; tailed off at Fairyhouse last month but may have needed that; stamina to prove on first try at this sort of trip.

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5th

28

(36)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Sheishybrid

8st 5lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Noel Meade

Won last year's 2m2f Ulster Cesarewitch and never better than when second in the C&D Trial three weeks ago, setting sail for home 4f out but unable to shake off Grand Providence; rarely seen on softer than good (had some soft-ground form in 2021); otherwise looks set to go well.

20/1

2nd

6

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Newmarket

Sheishybrid

9st 5lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Noel Meade

Won last year's 2m2f Ulster Cesarewitch; ran creditably twice at the Curragh this summer before strong-finishing second to Extensio at Clonmel; held up for those runs but last year's success came when ridden much more prominently; may need a new personal best but she has proved her stamina and makes plenty of appeal.

6/1

2nd

3

(8)

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 144y

18:55 Clonmel

Sheishybrid

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

towards rear of midfield, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ran on and went second final 110yds, no match for winner

11/2

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Payout
Exacta €1318.00
Straight Forecast €1158.50
Tricast €8408.60
Trifecta €29828.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Level Neverending

The Irish Sun:

Desert Heather

TOPSPEED:

Bardenstown Lad

RP RATINGS (IRE):

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POSTDATA:

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