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Summer In Town Family Ticket For 25 Euros On The Day Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 1m 7f 180y
  • 19 runners
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Summer In Town Family Ticket For 25 Euros On The Day Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £22.60
  • Place: £5.10

Form: 51778-

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Only 3lb higher than when winning over 2m4f on good ground at Killarney last summer; below that form since returning from a break and conditions were no excuse either time.

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0

3

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 140y

14:25 Punchestown

Vale Of Glory

11st 12lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Adrian Murray

Was a C&D winner in May (second hurdle win) and has run well enough in defeat at times since; seems best on good ground and has a squeak.

14/1

7th

4

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

16:53 Cork

Vale Of Glory

11st 11lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Adrian Murray

prominent, weakened approaching last

9/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 00626-

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Is 0-6; not disgraced in any of his three handicaps and getting back on drier ground and in first-time cheekpieces should benefit; likely contender under the excellent Ben Harvey.

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9th

11

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 24y

15:12 Naas

Crafty Gael

11st 2lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Second in a handicap hurdle here in February and unlucky not to win a handicap hurdle during the summer months; not really proven over the trip and probably best watched on his first outing since August.

12/1

3rd

4

13th Aug 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 65y

15:10 Downpatrick

Crafty Gael

11st 11lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Runner-up on his last three completed starts; form of Wexford run has been boosted by another success for the winner Ricky Langford at Cork; good second in the 5.55 at Kilbeggan on Saturday.

4/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 3F47-7 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Consistent last season but well held in both runs since returning from a break and the hood needs to give him a lift.

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4th

5

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

15:15 Limerick

Our Bobby

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: John M Burke

July's Bellewstown handicap hurdle win was on good ground but has won on soft; mid-division in a Naas handicap chase on his fencing debut two weeks ago; more needed.

14/1

8th

2

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Naas

Our Bobby

12st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: John M Burke

July's Bellewstown handicap hurdle win was on good ground but has won on soft; no chasing experience.

10/1

Form: F9530-

Last run: 142 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Is 0-10 on the Flat and 0-5 hurdling; respectable Flat run ten days ago (1m5f, soft) and still early days as a handicapper in this scene.

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9th

15

(13)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Indulging

9st 3lb

T: T M Walsh

towards rear of midfield

5th

10

(4)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Indulging

10st 1lb

J: Mr D T Hyde

T: T M Walsh

midfield

14/1

2nd

6

(3)

12th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:15 Laytown

Indulging

11st 7lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: T M Walsh

Longstanding maiden and another in here for whom 7f looks far too sharp a distance these days; tough task at the weights.

25/1

Form: 7000-2

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Only his second run in a handicap when no match for a well-treated winner at Ballinrobe (2m, good to yielding); likely thereabouts with anything similar here.

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7

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:35 Warwick

Skip Mahler

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

0-11 for Lorna Fowler in Ireland but was placed on four occasions, including on most recent completed start; returns from 200-day absence; heed the market signals on debut for new stable.

12/1

0

9

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 8y

Class 4

13:20 Carlisle

Skip Mahler

11st 0lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

0-10 but he's run well to be placed at Sligo (2m1f, good) and Downpatrick (2m2f, soft) the last twice; stayed on nicely most recently and this Irish raider could play a leading role now up in trip.

8/1

Form: 51328- D BF

Last run: 201 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Last summer was a productive one when successful over hurdles and fences and, although back from a break here, Rachel Blackmore is booked; very capable off this mark.

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13th

6

(11)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Mater Matuta

9st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: E D Delany

midfield

6/1

11th

11

(6)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:25 Dundalk (AW)

Mater Matuta

9st 1lb

J: Shane Foley

T: E D Delany

Ran well in defeat this term on turf and solid run on the beach at Laytown; only second polytrack start here and not one to rule out.

8/1

Form: 608U-P D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Form has ebbed away since winning at Roscommon last summer (good) and he was always behind before pulling up on his return from a break at Ballinrobe.

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9

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Presenting Lad

10st 13lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Mark Michael McNiff

towards rear, mistake and unseated 6th

12/1

8th

8

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

13:55 Fairyhouse

Presenting Lad

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Twice successful over hurdles during the summer, enhancing his strike rate to 3-32; finished 5l behind Mister Wilson on chase debut at Sligo; open to improvement.

16/1

3rd

6

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 120y

14:45 Sligo

Presenting Lad

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Has run 32 times over hurdles, winning three times; two of those wins have come from his last five starts; may find a few of these too strong on chasing debut.

10/1

Form: 36289-

Last run: 90 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Only beaten a neck on her handicap debut at Killarney (2m7f good) and conditions perhaps soft enough for her the last twice; dropping back to 2m is the principal concern.

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3rd

10

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 120y

17:05 Cork

Twoplustwo Equals

11st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Tobin

prominent, led after 2nd, clear after 4th, headed 3 out, outpaced approaching last, rallied and went third towards finish, no match for first two

20/1

7th

12

31st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Wexford

Twoplustwo Equals

11st 6lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Tobin

Only beaten a neck on her handicap debut at Killarney (2m7f good) in October and entitled to come on for recent comeback at Punchestown when staying on after not much luck in running; not one to rule out.

16/1

Form: 5000-

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Shown precious little in four runs over hurdles (including a handicap) but it's all been on testing ground and his decent Flat form came on good or faster; could easily be well handicapped if his jumping stands the test (has been novicey).

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7th

19

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Fireworks

10st 13lb

T: John Joseph Hanlon

prominent, lost position before 3 out, no extra from 2 out

Form: 0089-8

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

0-9 under both codes; not shown enough in two handicap hurdles to make the shortlist on this occasion.

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9th

5

(11)

14th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 110y

17:30 Limerick

Carlton Gardens

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

Fit from hurdling; no recent Flat form; beaten favourite in a race of this type over 1m2f at Fairyhouse last July on his final start for Joseph O'Brien.

7/1

10th

8

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 180y

15:45 Punchestown

Carlton Gardens

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

0-9 under both codes; not shown enough in two handicap hurdles to make the shortlist on this occasion.

50/1

8th

14

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Carlton Gardens

11st 0lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Gavin Cromwell

Poor form over hurdles so far including handicap debut last month.

25/1

Form: F006-

Last run: 89 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Dual AW winner; best of his three hurdle runs for this yard when beaten almost 5l in a Thurles handicap in February (2m, good); banned for 42 days after rider failed to obtain best possible placing then; respected.

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1st

14

(3)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Alphonse Le Grande

8st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: A J Martin

Has never made the first two in his eight races on Flat turf or seven hurdle races; 3-12 on AW, with slightly better form; unraced beyond 1m4f on Flat but comfortably justified favouritism in 14-runner race over that trip at Dundalk last time and cannot be comfortably dismissed after that.

9/2

1st

2

(9)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Alphonse Le Grande

10st 1lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A J Martin

in touch with leaders, headway towards far side over 2f out, led when ridden and edged right up the centre over 1f out, ran on final 110yds, comfortably

4/1

Form: 9/45P-

Last run: 96 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Some okay runs under both codes in first half of last year but sole run in 2023 was poor and he's now 0-25; non-runner on Monday at Roscommon (5.55).

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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

Form: 62/P-5 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Has only won a novice chase in 27 starts under rules; no worse for cheekpieces when under 5l away at Down Royal and has each-way claims after that.

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9

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

Stansfield

11st 5lb

J: Anna McGuinness

T: Paul Traynor

held up in rear, struggling before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

33/1

8th

7

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:30 Punchestown

Stansfield

10st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Paul Traynor

Sole chase win came in 2021; not too much of note this year since returning from point-to-points although fair run over hurdles in between; hard to fancy.

16/1

13th

4

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 180y

15:45 Punchestown

Stansfield

11st 8lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Paul Traynor

Has only won a novice chase in 27 starts under rules; no worse for cheekpieces when under 5l away at Down Royal and has each-way claims after that.

20/1

Form: 3F9P4-

Last run: 182 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Looked the likely winner when coming down late on in a handicap chase at Tipperary in October; probably found the ground too soft when fourth of 13 in her latest hurdle; could go well on her first run for this yard.

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14th

12

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 180y

15:45 Punchestown

Good Bye Milan

11st 2lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Looked the likely winner when coming down late on in a handicap chase at Tipperary in October; probably found the ground too soft when fourth of 13 in her latest hurdle; could go well on her first run for this yard.

4/1

4th

11

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Limerick

Good Bye Milan

10st 9lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: S Braddish

Won a handicap hurdle off 81 at Wexford in May and looked the likely winner when coming down at the last in a handicap chase at Tipperary early last month; may need her confidence restored after a poor run over fences at Thurles last time.

8/1

9

3rd Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

13:40 Thurles

Good Bye Milan

10st 11lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: S Braddish

Won handicap hurdle off 81 in May and fairly consistent over timber since; looked the likely winner when coming down at the last over fences at Tipperary last month; rare below par effort latest but unsuited by the longer trip and interesting back over fences here.

13/2

33/1

Form: 5600-6

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Outclassed in a maiden last time but was uncompetitive in his two handicaps prior to that.

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6th

12

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 165y

15:50 Downpatrick

Maxios Show

10st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Gary McGill

towards rear of midfield, pushed along and headway 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in, not reach leaders

25/1

15th

14

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 180y

15:45 Punchestown

Maxios Show

11st 1lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Gary McGill

Outclassed in a maiden last time but was uncompetitive in his two handicaps prior to that.

33/1

6th

7

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 165y

18:15 Downpatrick

Maxios Show

11st 4lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Gary McGill

towards rear

100/1

Form: 9580/

Last run: 407 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Reserve; some promise in one of his maiden hurdles but comes here after some rotten efforts in points.

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0

17

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Lodge Prince

10st 2lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: P F O’Donnell

First reserve; lightly-raced 6yo whose opening handicap effort at Roscommon was moderate; down 3lb but of limited appeal.

Form: 90006- D

Last run: 78 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Reserve; on a fair mark and won over fences in October; latest Leopardstown effort (hurdling) wasn't too shoddy.

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13

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Ricky Langford

10st 2lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

in rear, detached 5th

9/1

5th

9

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 57y

12:50 Thurles

Ricky Langford

10st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Six-time winner, including twice in handicap hurdles this season; 2-16 over fences, placed twice in small-field handicaps this season; ran a bit below expectations when third (2 1/4l behind stablemate Ardamir) at Killarney in October.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: /000-8

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Reserve; could do with settling better but he's hinted at winning potential, as he wasn't all that far away last time at Down Royal.

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18th

19

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Atlantic Wonder

11st 0lb

J: A P Heskin

T: A J Martin

in rear

6/1

2nd

12

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:20 Navan

Atlantic Wonder

11st 0lb

J: A P Heskin

T: A J Martin

midfield, switched right when not fluent 2 out, soon headway

100/1

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Non-runners

Breezy Bell, Lodge Prince, Ricky Langford, Atlantic Wonder

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Payout
Exacta €990.00
Straight Forecast €639.70
Tricast €2718.10
Trifecta €4529.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Alphonse Le Grande

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Presenting Lad

SPOTLIGHT:

Fireworks

POSTDATA:

Stansfield