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Earlybird Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 5f 100y
  • 15 runners
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Earlybird Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

(Won)

  • Win: £37.20
  • Place: £6.20

Form: 03/75-

Last run: 358 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

First reserve; is 0-12 over hurdles but placed a few times; absent almost a year and will have to be at best to score.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

2

13th Aug 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 165y

16:40 Downpatrick

Tick Along

11st 12lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: T G McCourt

prominent, dropped to midfield 3 out, weakened before 2 out

10/1

6th

8

8th Aug 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 57y

19:30 Roscommon

Tick Along

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: T G McCourt

The ground was good to yielding when winning a Downpatrick handicap hurdle over this trip in May but she goes on soft and was just ahead of Royal Juniper when third to Seskin Flyer at Kilbeggan (2m3f); unlikely to be far away.

5/1

3rd

4

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

20:30 Kilbeggan

Tick Along

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: T G McCourt

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 3 out, disputing third last, went third run-in, no match for first two

11/2

10/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: /3740-

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Too keen over 3m on comeback but has a squeak on some of her better efforts of last winter, notably a third at Clonmel over 2m4f; handles this ground.

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

11th

10

17th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

19:49 Tramore

Hockworthy Flyer

11st 4lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Andrew McNamara

Limited mare but Downpatrick placed runs earlier this season bring her into it; can lead; competition too tough latest at Galway; top rider booked.

8/1

7th

17

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 150y

13:55 Galway

Hockworthy Flyer

11st 5lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Andrew McNamara

Winless from 17 starts, went closest when runner-up in a 2m5f handicap hurdle at Downpatrick in May; much more needed.

33/1

OUR TIP

11/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 0P/02-

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Maiden was second on comeback at Ballinrobe, albeit beaten 14l; however, should have improved from that and can be involved again; has run well at this track before.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

11

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:35 Thurles

Tango Theatre

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Placed in staying handicaps over the summer including on softish ground at Limerick and chased home 15l winner Cathys Quest at Kilbeggan; tame Fairyhouse run on latest raises questions however.

14/1

6th

2

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Tango Theatre

12st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

19-race maiden; remote second over 3m at Kilbeggan last month but went much closer in defeat prior to that at Limerick and again at Kilbeggan; versatile as to ground and no surprise should she go close once more.

6/1

Form: 3PP9-P

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Record of 0-15 over hurdles and generally struggling off this basement mark, so others preferred.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 6f 169y

20:30 Clonmel

Sulafaat

10st 11lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

midfield, not fluent 1st

16/1

7th

14

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

20:00 Down Royal

Sulafaat

11st 5lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

0-16 over hurdles but it was a step back in the right direction when fourth of 12 (beaten 6l) at Downpatrick a fortnight ago; previous career best had come at this trip and he handles decent ground; each-way player.

5/1

4th

12

19th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 100y

18:05 Downpatrick

Sulafaat

10st 13lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Record of 0-15 over hurdles and generally struggling off this basement mark, so others preferred.

28/1

Form: 068U-4

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Maiden showed some ability last year and ran a fine race at Clonmel last week on soft; can go close on ground she handles.

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10th

9

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Roscommon

Latest Model

10st 8lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

towards rear throughout, pushed along and no impression from 3 out

25/1

7th

9

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

18:58 Wexford

Latest Model

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Has plenty of handicap experience; good run at Clonmel three starts ago when close-up in fourth in a contest in which dual subsequent winner Reflectionist was second; needs to improve on last week's Sligo run; blinkers now as well as tongue-tie worn before.

20/1

7th

12

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:08 Sligo

Latest Model

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

in touch with leaders, went third before 7th

6/1

Form: 94823-

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Maiden put up best effort when second at Clonmel on heavy in March over 2m but was below that level there next time over 2m3f; chance if handling this ground.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

10

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Tipperary

Tingarran Express

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Miss Denise Marie O’Shea

Got off the mark in a Clonmel handicap five days ago over this trip, winning with a bit to spare; should go close to doubling up even with a 7lb penalty.

11/4

1st

8

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 76y

17:45 Clonmel

Tingarran Express

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Miss Denise Marie O’Shea

A 20-race maiden but gave the impression her turn may be near over a similar trip here in February on heavy; only up 1lb and should go well if she builds on that run.

11/4

Form: 07908-

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Not beaten far on occasion in handicaps; stumbled early last time and lost position; not dismissed but needs more.

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1st

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 110y

17:40 Tramore

Brownstone

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Prominent in the market all starts since joining upwardly mobile yard last summer and had been solid since winning over 2m at Fairyhouse until pulled up at Punchestown in January on heavy; better ground here should suit but stamina unproven.

11/2

Form: 40489-

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 23 rules starts; fourth at Naas in March was encouraging but well beaten twice since raises questions.

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

8th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

20:05 Sedgefield

Hide Out

10st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Danny Brooke

Ran well when second off 3lb higher over C&D (soft) in January but two lesser efforts have followed (chase/hurdle) and his career strike-rate now stands at 0-30.

12/1

6th

6

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Wetherby

Hide Out

10st 10lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Danny Brooke

prominent, not fluent 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, weakening 2 out

7/1

3rd

5

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:33 Sedgefield

Hide Out

10st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Danny Brooke

in touch with leaders, lost ground back straight, weakened and no chance when awkward jump 2 out

9/2

Form: 6582-9

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 24 rules starts; some decent hurdle runs lately at Down Royal; back to this trip is a positive; not dismissed.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

17

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:52 Down Royal

Perfect Arch

10st 13lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

towards rear, not fluent 6th, keeping on when hampered by faller after 2 out, never dangerous

14/1

6th

10

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Perfect Arch

10st 7lb

J: Anna McGuinness

T: Stephen McConville

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield 4 out, keeping on when bit short of room after 2 out, kept on run-in, never on terms

14/1

8th

20

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Perfect Arch

10st 13lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

led on inner, went clear after 2nd, bad mistake 4 out, reduced lead after 3 out

50/1

Form: /704-P

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

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

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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: /7480-

Last run: 174 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Well beaten off this basement mark recently and difficult to fancy.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 182y

17:40 Sligo

Howsthewoman

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: John G Carr

0-18 over hurdles, placed only once, hard to fancy on chase debut at the age of nine; the only slight positive is that her best hurdles run was when third in a handicap at this venue two seasons ago.

25/1

8th

15

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

19:10 Bellewstown

Howsthewoman

10st 13lb

J: A P Heskin

T: John G Carr

midfield

25/1

Form: 3P230-

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 10 starts but placed a few times; poor last time at Cork but has a squeak on his best form of last year.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

13:35 Market Rasen

A Dublin Job

11st 10lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Harry Derham

midfield, hit 4th

7/1

9th

1

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

15:37 Hereford

A Dublin Job

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Placed in three 3m handicaps when trained in Ireland; creditable third over 2m7f at Market Rasen (soft) on debut for new yard when sent off the 11-8 favourite; needs to find something on that form but clearly one to consider; tongue-tie returns with cheekpieces removed.

3/1

Form: 942P0-

Last run: 220 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; runner-up in a Tramore maiden last year but below that level twice since and has to return to best on comeback.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

9

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 60y

14:55 Downpatrick

Beechroad Winnie

11st 5lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear, headway into midfield and 4 out, raced wide and still plenty to do approaching last, went fourth home turn, ran on well and went second inside final 110yds

9/2

15

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

20:00 Tramore

Beechroad Winnie

10st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: P J Rothwell

4th

11

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 30y

19:50 Tramore

Beechroad Winnie

11st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Runner-up in a Tramore maiden last year but below that level twice since and has to return to best on comeback.

16/1

Form: 00048-

Last run: 115 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; regressive sort ran well enough over fences two starts ago but poor since; new yard; others preferred.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

17

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 122y

19:08 Ballinrobe

Bidentime

10st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Noel G Hynds

First reserve; encouraging return (backed) on debut for this yard when beaten under 10l at Punchestown but she barely went a yard at Sligo; cheekpieces could help.

12th

13

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 194y

16:20 Sligo

Bidentime

11st 1lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Noel G Hynds

in rear throughout

4/1

4th

11

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

17:20 Punchestown

Bidentime

11st 1lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Noel G Hynds

Ran quite well on his chase debut two starts back but was tailed off next time and now returns to hurdling for his new yard; others safer.

10/1

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Non-runners

Portland Row, Beechroad Winnie, Bidentime

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Payout
Exacta €2541.00
Straight Forecast €3728.10
Tricast €9847.70
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Perfect Arch

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Latest Model

SPOTLIGHT:

Tango Theatre

POSTDATA:

Perfect Arch