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Killarney Towers Hotel Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 1f 0y
  • 19 runners
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Killarney Towers Hotel Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.90
  • Place: £2.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal; dam unraced half-sister to the smart Kalashnikov and to the useful Kalane; potentially interesting newcomer from a top stable that won this last year with an experienced sort

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2nd

1

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

18:00 Ballinrobe

Custom Of The Sea

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Put up a smart performance on debut to beat more experienced rivals in a Killarney maiden hurdle; though the runner-up disappointed since the third-placed horse is rated 121; should have improved from that and be closely involved.

6/5

1st

10

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

13:55 Killarney

Custom Of The Sea

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield

10/1

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14/1

  • Place: £7.70

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a 1m Curragh maiden last October on his third start; absent since running poorly off 81 in a 1m2f handicap at Naas in November; could do well over hurdles in due course but probably best watched.

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1st

13

(15)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

17:10 Navan

Boher Road

9st 0lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Front-running and sometimes headstrong type, won a 1m2f handicap here last summer and landed a Wexford maiden hurdle after that; still travelling when running out in front at Fairyhouse over Easter; dangerous to give too much leeway to but might not get an easy lead here.

14/1

1

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Boher Road

12st 1lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Jarlath P Fahey

soon led and clear, 10 lengths ahead and going okay when crashed through wing 3 out

25/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 2662-

Last run: 92 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Won over 7f at two; started last year's Flat campaign with a Listed second over 1m at Dundalk; lost form alarmingly after that, slumping from a mark of 88 to 72; found his form again running in good company in juveniles hurdles; capable of winning a maiden judged on second to the useful Sir Allen at Naas in February, with Boodles winner Jazzy Matty fourth.

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11th

11

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Morning Soldier

10st 11lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Runner-up to Flamborough at Cork and was running okay before unseating 2 out at Dublin Racing Festival when last seen; tough race to break his hurdle duck in here but can't be ruled out.

9/1

Form: 4-F

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Ran six times on the Flat for the Gosdens, winning a Yarmouth maiden on the third occasion; flopped in Group 2 Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot; sold for 70,000gns after two poor handicap runs; made an encouraging hurdles debut when fourth at Down Royal in March; fell at the fifth at the same venue on second attempt.

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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

16th

3

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Baltic Bird

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: William Durkan

In good form towards the end of the summer and not a bad run when fifth of six in a novice hurdle at Listowel in September; respected from this sort of mark back in handicap company.

9/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Won once from eight starts for Johnny Murtagh, a 1m4f fast-ground maiden last May; uneven form after that, but was third in a five-runner Listed race over 1m6f at Leopardstown; should be well primed for this after finishing fourth of nine off 92 in a Gowran handicap last month.

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5th

11

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Shajak

11st 1lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Gordon Elliott

Had a simple task in a maiden hurdle at Limerick in July; ran in snatches when flopping at Kilbeggan last time; in between those two runs, put in an excellent effort on the Flat at Galway when third behind Teed Up in the big amateur handicap.

14/1

0

5

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:05 Kilbeggan

Shajak

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

Quality Flat type for Johnny Murtagh last year won a Limerick maiden hurdle on third start in this sphere before a fine run on the Flat in a premier handicap at Galway; major chance.

7/4

3rd

10

(2)

31st Jul 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

18:40 Galway

Shajak

11st 9lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

Quality Flat horse for Johnny Murtagh last year; comes here on the back of a decisive success in a Limerick maiden hurdle on Thursday; not badly treated on his Flat form and no surprise should he get involved.

10/1

Form: 26-

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Flat winner for the Johnstons in Britain (rated 78); made a highly encouraging hurdles debut when second at Down Royal in March; failed to reproduce that form relative to beaten favourite Canal End when soundly beaten in sixth at Fairyhouse; down in trip now.

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1st

1

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:47 Cork

Flamborough

11st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Flat winner in Britain; opened hurdles account at the sixth attempt, landing a C&D maiden in November; down the field in a valuable handicap at Fairyhouse last month; more relevant form in this context is his fourth placing in the Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel; also managed a fine third on the Flat in the Naas November Handicap; makes plenty of appeal in this grade.

9/4

14th

10

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Flamborough

10st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

took keen hold, prominent

10/1

1st

2

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Cork

Flamborough

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Flat winner when trained by the Johnstons in UK; has run well in defeat over hurdles for this yard, notably in the Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel; fine 3rd in the Naas November Handicap since; should go close back to hurdles.

5/2

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second foal; half-brother to Listed-placed winner Pita Pinta; dam won on Flat for Ed Dunlop and over hurdles for Henry Daly.

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10th

9

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

13:50 Thurles

Orpington

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E Bolger

midfield, in touch with leaders but weakened after 3 out

66/1

11

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

20:30 Ballinrobe

Orpington

11st 8lb

J: Mr D M Russell

T: E Bolger

Was beaten a long way on debut in a Killarney maiden hurdle and has to make enormous improvement.

50/1

8th

5

29th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 108y

19:30 Ballinrobe

Orpington

11st 10lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: E Bolger

Never really emerged from mid-division when beaten a long way at Killarney (good to yielding; 28-1).

50/1

Form: 00-

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Down the field in maiden hurdle outings at Naas and Cork, no sign of promise so far.

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10th

9

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:30 Killarney

Gimmeago

11st 0lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Well beaten in maidens for different yard and back from four months off; second runner for Eoin McCarthy.

20/1

13th

4

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 180y

14:15 Punchestown

Gimmeago

11st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Ian O’Connor

Down the field in three maiden hurdles and can't be seriously fancied today.

66/1

8th

12

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

13:55 Killarney

Gimmeago

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Ian O’Connor

Down the field in maiden hurdle outings at Naas and Cork, no sign of promise so far.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to a bumper and hurdles winner and to a French Flat winner; dam an unraced half-sister to French 1m Group 3 winner Gengis

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11th

1

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:30 Leopardstown

Brave Crogha

11st 10lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: I Madden

midfield

66/1

6th

1

28th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 90y

17:22 Galway

Brave Crogha

11st 10lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: I Madden

Cork run 13 days ago a small step in the right direction but still best watched.

25/1

7th

9

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

17:30 Cork

Brave Crogha

11st 6lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: I Madden

Beaten a long way in two maiden hurdles but mild promise in a Kilbeggan bumper last time; looks a work in progress.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-sister to 2m hurdle winner Orla's Rainbow; unraced dam closely related to 1m4f Listed winner Red Carnation.

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9th

24

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:07 Naas

Tenacious Tess

11st 5lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Jonathan Fogarty

Showed some ability at Clonmel last month on first run since debut last May; needs to jump better.

33/1

5th

13

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Clonmel

Tenacious Tess

11st 5lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Jonathan Fogarty

Didn't jump well when 200-1 for her debut at Killarney in May; off 277 days.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to an Italian 1m2f winner; dam finished last on both starts, but is a half-sister to prolific sprint winner Arctic Feeling

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13th

1

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

20:20 Ballinrobe

Dream Shaper

12st 0lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: I Madden

midfield, weakened over 2f out

66/1

5th

5

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

17:40 Thurles

Dream Shaper

12st 0lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: I Madden

Unplaced in seven bumper attempts; nothing to suggest he could feature.

100/1

6th

5

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

16:40 Punchestown

Dream Shaper

12st 0lb

J: Mr J P Sampson

T: I Madden

in touch with leaders early, towards rear before halfway

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

73-rated Flat maiden with Johnny Murtagh, twice second in handicaps at Leopardstown last season; shaped as though the run would bring him on when reappearing at Dundalk in March on stable debut.

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10th

1

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

17:37 Ballinrobe

Highland King

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

never better than midfield, weakened from 2 out

25/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Huge price when always at the back on debut in a valuable sales bumper at Fairyhouse.

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20th

18

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Tullabrack Lad

11st 4lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Francis J Flood

Modest form in maidens, big price when towards the back at Cork in his first handicap.

66/1

13th

12

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Tullabrack Lad

10st 13lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Francis J Flood

Shown nothing at huge odds in maidens, hard to fancy on handicap debut.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won two handicaps last year for Sir Mark Prescott, showing a liking for fast ground and displaying stamina; could adapt well to hurdling but probably best watched.

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8th

4

(12)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Rushford

10st 1lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Thomas R Hughes

Dual winner in Britain (over further) but well beaten on the Flat for this yard, trip inadequate on latest back in September; this trip more to his liking but remains opposable.

20/1

Form:

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off on his recent debut at Downpatrick; can be safely left out of calculations.

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4th

5

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 110y

16:10 Downpatrick

Across The Ocean

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Remote fourth behind Morricone here last month was a step in the right direction; shaped as though this longer trip would suit so improvement possible, especially if avoiding serious error.

5/1

4th

5

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

15:25 Downpatrick

Across The Ocean

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Tailed off in four maiden hurdles and failed to complete in both handicap starts here this summer; unseated early latest and he's risky.

50/1

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal; dam bumper and useful hurdle/chase winner, sister to winners including the talented Mala Beach and to very useful mare Bonny Kate

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12th

11

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:42 Limerick

Askwell

10st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Maiden form not much to write home about; needs to come out swinging; not high on the pecking order.

50/1

15th

6

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Askwell

11st 7lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Huge prices and shown nothing in maidens, too keen at Limerick last time; hard to fancy on handicap debut.

16/1

8th

1

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Askwell

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

100/1

Form: 98-

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made a satisfactory hurdling debut in mid-field at Navan in March; soundly beaten in a Listed bumper at Limerick later that month; second reserve.

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3rd

10

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Jeriko De Baune

10st 8lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Career best when landing a second hurdle success on his penultimate run but couldn't build on that from 8lb higher at Punchestown last time; needs another career best to figure.

12/1

Form: 90-

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has finished at the back in two bumper outings, safe to rule out; third reserve.

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0

12

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Limerick

My Good Pal

10st 7lb

J: Mr P W Gleeson

T: Brian Mortell

Locally-trained 4yo beaten miles all starts in bumpers and maidens; steps up in trip for handicap debut; 2lb wrong.

50/1

15th

13

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:30 Navan

My Good Pal

11st 9lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Brian Mortell

Tailed off in three maidens; needs a mark.

200/1

13th

12

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

16:30 Ballinrobe

My Good Pal

11st 9lb

J: Alan King

T: Brian Mortell

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield after 2nd

200/1

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Payout
Exacta €1777.00
Straight Forecast €1748.60
Trifecta €11734.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Morning Soldier

The Irish Sun:

Shajak

TOPSPEED:

Flamborough

POSTDATA:

Morning Soldier