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

  • 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 II)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.70
  • Place: £4.50

Form: 54466- BF

Last run: 236 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Promise in bumpers but not as good over hurdles and well held on handicap debut (didn't jump well) when last seen in September; left Mags Mullins and debuts for new yard here with hood tried.

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0

2

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Princess Sophia

11st 10lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

First-time hood worked when winning a handicap hurdle at Punchestown in May; well beaten on next three starts; better when fifth here on Monday; blinkered now for rematch with Sayitfirst and Banada Bridge.

12/1

5th

3

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Princess Sophia

11st 4lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

First-time hood worked when winning a handicap hurdle at Punchestown in May; well beaten three times since but hood is restored today and claims on her best form.

12/1

10/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form: /0208-

Last run: 249 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Third in a 1m2f Flat claimer on final appearance in October; might be better for a break and he did go close at Kilbeggan last August (2m, good).

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10th

8

(14)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Movie King

9st 10lb

J: Shane Foley

T: A J Martin

C&D winner campaigned mostly over jumps last year, winning a Down Royal handicap hurdle; well beaten in a Ludlow handicap hurdle in November when last seen; capable of a big run.

10/1

6th

1

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

14:15 Ludlow

Movie King

12st 0lb

J: Mr B M Coonan

T: A J Martin

Won a handicap hurdle over 2m4f at Down Royal (good) this summer and respectable efforts over hurdles and fences since (latterly over 2m7f on yielding to soft); has presumably travelled over from Ireland for this drier ground and could go well.

5/1

4th

8

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 60y

16:45 Punchestown

Movie King

10st 12lb

J: Mr B M Coonan

T: A J Martin

towards rear, headway into midfield 6th, keeping on when left in third last, kept on but lost third towards finish

8/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 921U9-

Last run: 213 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Beat two subsequent winners when landing a five-runner mares' handicap hurdle at Cartmel in July (2m1f, good); interesting to see what Charles Byrnes can do with her; the market may guide on this occasion.

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1st

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 160y

18:45 Downpatrick

Redwood Queen

11st 2lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

towards rear

13/2

0

7

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:35 Hereford

Redwood Queen

11st 4lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: C Byrnes

Dual hurdle winner, more recently at Sligo (2m1f, good) in August; gave very good account when third of 18 at Punchestown (2m, yielding) last month and needs to be taken very seriously here.

15/8

Form: 13446- D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Won convincingly at Thurles in November (2m, yielding to soft) but has been beaten four times since then off this very mark.

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0

11

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Light Parade

11st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: W J Burke

towards rear, fell 4th

10/1

4th

12

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 175y

15:45 Punchestown

Light Parade

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: W J Burke

midfield

13/2

Form: 88/00-

Last run: 180 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won a handicap at Dundalk in March; lost his way on the Flat after that but has hinted at winning potential as a jumper and this ground should be up his street.

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6th

5

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

The Virginian

11st 4lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Padraig Roche

10-race maiden over jumps but shaped okay on return from a five-month break on chase debut; could be a big player back in this sphere with that run under his belt.

8/1

6th

8

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Naas

The Virginian

11st 4lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

AW Flat winner, mild promise in handicap hurdles in May/June; returns after a break and may need chasing experience.

12/1

Form: 0/899-

Last run: 227 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Failed to raise his low-key profile when 50-1 for handicap debut in October; much to prove.

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16th

14

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 140y

14:25 Punchestown

Action Station

10st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Maiden has run well in defeat at times; needs good ground to show best and blinkers worn at Sligo last time are retained.

20/1

Form: 000-

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Positives thin on the ground thus far but her qualifying runs were on testing ground, so there's potential to raise her game under these conditions now handicapping; watch out for any confidence behind her.

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10

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 150y

16:05 Wexford

Shana Cloon

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Knocking on the door in handicap hurdles recently but this is tougher against some unexposed sorts back in a maiden hurdle.

7/1

2nd

10

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:50 Naas

Shana Cloon

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield

7/2

Form: 667-

Last run: 115 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Disappointed on the Flat 13 days ago after running well the time before; uncompetitive in maiden hurdles but handicaps should be more like it.

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9th

2

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Star Official

11st 13lb

J: Miss Georgie Benson

T: R Donohoe

C&D winner earlier this winter; ground/trip both fine for him but he's probably on a stiff enough mark for now.

6/1

4th

8

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 175y

15:05 Naas

Star Official

10st 13lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: R Donohoe

Won a Thurles handicap hurdle in October and very consistent since; needs to bounce back from a sub-standard effort at Gowran but every chance of doing so in this company.

11/2

5th

3

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

Star Official

12st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: R Donohoe

Winner off 95 at Thurles in October and fairly consistent since over hurdles and in a Flat handicap; his best might not be quite good enough here.

12/1

Form: 0760-F

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on his handicap debut but was disputing second when falling late on at Tipperary last week (2m, good to yielding); the first-time cheekpieces seemed to make a difference and he enters the reckoning.

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5th

2

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 77y

18:20 Ballinrobe

Macs Xpress

12st 0lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Paul John Gilligan

Maiden after 19 starts in all spheres but ha shown enough ability to win a race in this grade; has been well beaten on heavy recently but this better ground suits; chance.

8/1

4th

6

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:50 Stratford

Macs Xpress

10st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Irish raider; yet to win in 16 attempts over hurdles although was a creditable second in a Galway maiden in October (2m, soft); not at his best last time.

13/2

Form: 0003-8 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Best run for some time when third at Thurles in February but would have been behind Mac's Xpress at Tipperary last week had the latter not fallen late on.

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13th

9

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Punchestown

Future Proof

12st 0lb

J: Joanna Thornton

T: P J Rothwell

Losing run since 2020 and poor over hurdles this season.

33/1

10th

13

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Future Proof

10st 10lb

J: Anna McGuinness

T: P J Rothwell

Has run okay without threatening in two runs at Punchestown in recent starts; losing run goes back to 2020 but he's on a competitive mark.

10/1

Form: 26000-

Last run: 146 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Most recent form in the mud none too encouraging but getting back on good ground will help her enormously and she was a winner off this mark last year.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

19th

21

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Serpolette

10st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: E D Delany

Doesn't win often and now 2-37; hit the frame last time but 8lb wrong for this.

100/1

3rd

17

25th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 195y

14:45 Roscommon

Serpolette

11st 1lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: E D Delany

First reserve; pretty reliable and place chance; one win since August 2020.

7th

11

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:05 Bellewstown

Serpolette

11st 2lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: E D Delany

prominent, went second after 5 out

14/1

Form: 667U0- D

Last run: 89 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

More than two years since the last of his two wins and, from the front, he weakened out of the picture at Thurles three months ago; others appeal more.

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12th

4

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 180y

16:15 Punchestown

Toms Courage

11st 13lb

J: Niall Moore

T: John M Burke

More than two years since the last of his two wins and, from the front, he weakened out of the picture at Thurles three months ago; others appeal more.

14/1

11th

2

23rd Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

16:50 Thurles

Toms Courage

12st 0lb

J: Miss E Cody

T: John M Burke

Second of two wins came almost two years ago off 2lnb lower; consistent enough for his mark to stay steady but likely to find a couple too good.

16/1

3

20th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Naas

Toms Courage

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: John M Burke

Jumping still needs attention; plenty to find with Added Bonus on Thurles run

14/1

Form: 10900- D

Last run: 204 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Defied a similar mark at Killarney last year but his last four runs were bitterly disappointing; needs to bounce back.

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14th

15

(6)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Tincurra Lad

10st 2lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: W J Martin

led

9th

3

(12)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

15:05 Dundalk (AW)

Tincurra Lad

9st 10lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: W J Martin

Won a 2m handicap hurdle on good ground at Kilbeggan in August 2022; out form over jumps last year; well beaten over 1m4f here recently.

100/1

9th

4

(6)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

13:05 Dundalk (AW)

Tincurra Lad

9st 12lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: W J Martin

Won a 2m handicap hurdle on good ground at Kilbeggan in August 2022; has fallen in three of his four chase starts since August; down the field in three handicap hurdle outings in the same period.

25/1

Form: 0900-

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

First reserve; 66-1 when tailed off on his handicap debut; first run on goodish ground and that may help, as might the tongue-tie.

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14th

17

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 180y

16:15 Punchestown

Mad For The Craic

11st 0lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

First reserve; 66-1 when tailed off on his handicap debut; first run on goodish ground and that may help, as might the tongue-tie.

16th

15

12th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 89y

15:07 Naas

Mad For The Craic

11st 1lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: E McNamara

Hard to discern much promise from his maiden form but possible he can find his level now; half-brother to the useful Monbeg Legend and to other winners.

20/1

14th

13

11th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 185y

12:45 Cork

Mad For The Craic

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

towards rear of midfield, not fluent and pushed along 4 out, struggling before 3 out, soon beaten

33/1

Form: /8493/

Last run: 437 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Last seen finishing a 5l third on heavy ground at Navan in March 2022; these conditions can suit better but his wellbeing is a grey area.

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0

15

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:45 Navan

Mutadaawel

11st 2lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

never better than midfield, weakened 3 out, dropped to rear when pulled up before 2 out

25/1

7th

9

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 5

16:10 Carlisle

Mutadaawel

11st 9lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

towards rear

14/1

6th

8

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:55 Navan

Mutadaawel

11st 5lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Poor form on the Flat of late and it was a similar story when last seen over timber; plenty to prove right now.

33/1

Form: 10530- CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Flying much too high in a Listed race here four weeks ago; being 10lb higher than for last May's C&D success may anchor her once more.

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10

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 180y

16:15 Punchestown

Lucy Van Pelt

11st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Peter Maher

Flying much too high in a Listed race here four weeks ago; being 10lb higher than for last May's C&D success may anchor her once more.

10/1

14th

7

25th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 100y

15:40 Punchestown

Lucy Van Pelt

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Peter Maher

prominent

100/1

3rd

10

12th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Punchestown

Lucy Van Pelt

10st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Peter Maher

took keen hold, raced in second, lost second but close up after 4th, pushed along after 2 out, switched left approaching last, soon ridden but no extra, no match for first two

20/1

Form: 0009-

Last run: 96 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; poor so far including his handicap debut; he's another who may approve of this drier ground.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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18

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 180y

16:15 Punchestown

Small Money

10st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Anthony Mullins

Second reserve; poor so far including his handicap debut; he's another who may approve of this drier ground.

9th

8

16th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Clonmel

Small Money

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

No show in three maiden hurdles and best watched on his handicap debut.

33/1

14th

14

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Small Money

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 2nd

100/1

Form: 703P-7 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; has a win to his name and wasn't beaten too far at Down Royal latest; cheekpieces are new.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

10

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:20 Downpatrick

Flashthelights

11st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear

11/1

3rd

13

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 185y

17:20 Downpatrick

Flashthelights

10st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

Is 1-21; minor signs of promise since joining this yard and return to shorter is fine; 4lb below his winning mark and one to consider.

13/2

5th

14

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

Flashthelights

10st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

Record of 1-19 over hurdles; well-held here the last twice; others preferred

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €2370.00
Straight Forecast €2233.20
Tricast €10499.60
Trifecta €14648.00

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