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FEXCO Asset Finance Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 6f 0y
  • 21 runners
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FEXCO Asset Finance Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny0

(Won)

  • Win: £2.20
  • Place: £1.10

Form: U041-2 D BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

First reserve; much more highly-rated chaser was gaining third success when landing 2m4f Kilbeggan handicap last month and has since finished second in similar contest; obvious appeal now off 27lb lower hurdles mark and ground probably okay.

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7th

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Arctic Ambition

11st 13lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Paul Robson

A multiple winner in Ireland for Gordon Elliott but he ended his time there out of form and has been below his best both starts for his current yard, a never-dangerous fourth over 2m5f here on the latter occasion; more is required despite a falling mark.

8/1

4th

2

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Arctic Ambition

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Paul Robson

Three-time chase winner but struggled in the autumn on final two runs for Gordon Elliott and same story on recent stable debut at Haydock.

40/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 36789-

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Twice placed in bumpers last winter on easy ground but hasn't matched that form in four hurdle starts since; ground an unknown.

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8/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 7P268-

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Maiden whose best runs have been on decent ground, including second in Thurles ladies handicap in February; chase effort latest was disappointing but respected back hurdling with ground to suit although untried over this far; non-runner here yesterday (7.00).

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3rd

9

26th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Dylan Lombardy

11st 5lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Maiden whose best runs have been on decent ground, including second in Thurles ladies handicap in February; chase effort latest was disappointing but respected back hurdling with ground to suit although untried over this far; non-runner here yesterday (7.00).

8/1

17

25th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 160y

19:00 Limerick

Dylan Lombardy

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Half-brother to Noble Yeats; failed to feature in his first handicap chase at Kilbeggan; placed in four of his 14 starts over hurdles, so should be capable of better; first reserve.

8th

10

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 100y

18:40 Kilbeggan

Dylan Lombardy

10st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

towards rear

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 34UP-6

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Good fourth over fences at Tramore in December but needs to improve plenty on recent hurdles form.

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4th

5

26th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Whos Houdini

11st 8lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Good fourth over fences at Tramore in December but needs to improve plenty on recent hurdles form.

16/1

6th

5

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 180y

17:40 Downpatrick

Whos Houdini

11st 10lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

led, headed halfway, soon chased clear leader

12/1

2

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 190y

16:17 Naas

Whos Houdini

12st 0lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Unseated after a bad mistake over fences last time; showed some promise over timber earlier in the season, although it was a low-key handicap debut when last seen over hurdles; this trip is probably on the short side.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0207-8

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Easily best run when second in 2m4f Listowel handicap last September, two recent efforts were over an inadequate 2m; big jump in trip here and could step up on recent form.

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4th

5

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Jakie Mac

11st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Damian Murphy

held up in rear, raced wide home turn, headway last, soon went fourth, never dangerous

5/1

4th

9

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:20 Wexford

Jakie Mac

11st 10lb

J: Daniel King

T: Damian Murphy

Ran well back up in trip when last seen in a 2m6f handicap hurdle at Limerick in May; could go well.

14/1

5th

2

26th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Jakie Mac

11st 11lb

J: Daniel King

T: Damian Murphy

Easily best run when second in 2m4f Listowel handicap last September, two recent efforts were over an inadequate 2m; big jump in trip here and could step up on recent form.

10/1

Form: 9P96-P

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won over this trip at Wexford last summer (good) but recent chase form has been underwhelming; back hurdling and only 2lb above his winning mark so not one to rule out with ground to suit.

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2

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:14 Hexham

Battle Of Benburb

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Wexford winner in August 2022 and runner-up at Sedgefield the following month; unplaced in ten starts since (including over fences) and hopes probably pinned on cheekpieces offering a boost.

9/1

Form: 0533-9

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

All form has been on easier ground, couple of remote placings; didn't seem to stay 3m1f last time; quicker ground an unknown.

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22th

7

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 130y

15:25 Punchestown

Unheralded

11st 10lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: T J Nagle Jr

Too keen and didn't last home over 2m6f at Limerick the last twice; each-way claims dropped in distance.

33/1

7th

10

26th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Unheralded

11st 5lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: T J Nagle Jr

All form has been on easier ground, couple of remote placings; didn't seem to stay 3m1f last time; quicker ground an unknown.

16/1

18

18th May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:50 Tipperary

Unheralded

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: T J Nagle Jr

Form: 0333P-

Last run: 183 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Best form early last season was over 3m, notably Listowel maiden third on good; lacks a recent run but does have her conditions so not one to rule out.

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8th

17

26th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Saint Bernadette

11st 3lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: John Patrick Ryan

Best form early last season was over 3m, notably Listowel maiden third on good; lacks a recent run but does have her conditions so not one to rule out.

12/1

12

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 13y

14:10 Thurles

Saint Bernadette

10st 13lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: John Patrick Ryan

Has been showing consistency at least but 93-rated mare has a little bit to find.

10/1

9

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:45 Limerick

Saint Bernadette

11st 5lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: John Patrick Ryan

Has made the first three in maiden and handicap company over 3m this autumn; has her chance on just second handicap start.

10/1

10/1

Form: 8585U-

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Promise in maidens for Donal Commins; was returning from 219-day absence for new yard when unseating (tailed off at the time) in Tramore handicap last month; this better ground should suit.

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3rd

5

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

14:15 Newcastle

Just Hannah

10st 7lb

J: John Kington

T: Danny Brooke

Point winner who is one to watch in the betting off a lowly mark on her chase debut; however, she's been struggling over hurdles this year and needs to raise her game in a big way.

9/1

Form: 3PPP-0

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Better chaser, winning at Killarney last summer and ground-versatile; recent comeback run at same venue was tame so lots more required reverting to hurdles for first time since midfield in this race last year.

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12th

14

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Carnet De Stage

12st 0lb

J: Jemma O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

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50/1

Form: 5090-

Last run: 129 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Point-to-point winner on good ground but poor form in three maiden hurdles on much softer ground; potential improver on this better ground on handicap debut.

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9

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Finding Freedom

10st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Point winner; poor maiden over hurdles; no encouragement from his form in beginners' chases; tailed off at this venue in his first handicap; pulled up at Thurles in first-time blinkers which are now replaced with cheekpieces.

33/1

Form: 80/70-

Last run: 287 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Sole hurdle win came at Tramore back in 2020; regressed last year and seems best watched here on first start since August.

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10th

6

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Elegant Dan

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: David M O’Brien

Winner here over both hurdles and in handicap chase over this trip last summer off 87; absent since October but given his record here this veteran has to be respected off a nice mark.

15/2

Form: P/208-

Last run: 315 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Some decent runs in maidens and best handicap run came when second over 3m1f at Ballinrobe; absent since July and cheekpieces tried on first start for new yard.

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7

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:43 Kilbeggan

Double Jubilee

11st 4lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: J G Murray

Shown nothing in two runs for new yard; step back up in trip will help and has become well treated but has a bit to prove.

20/1

10th

8

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:08 Sligo

Double Jubilee

11st 2lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: J G Murray

towards rear

20/1

18

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 46y

18:18 Roscommon

Double Jubilee

11st 8lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: J G Murray

Second reserve; second over 3m1f at Ballinrobe last year; well beaten on yard debut at Limerick.

Form: 5598-9

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Midfield finishes in both recent handicap runs suggest she is a little way off a winning mark; longer trip could suit though.

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12th

11

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

All Walks Of Life

10st 11lb

J: Anna McGuinness

T: Michael Hourigan

Has shown some ability in a bumper and in maiden hurdles but disappointing since tackling handicaps; cheekpieces replace the hood worn last time; looks capable of better.

11/1

Form: 4/PP/0

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Hurdles winner (2m4f, good) for Dan Skelton but pulled up on both starts for Paul Hennessy in 2021 and after 20 months absence tailed off on recent Tipperary comeback; tongue tie now tried.

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6th

5

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

13:55 Worcester

Prussia With Love

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Shaun Lycett

Sole win (2m4f, good) was for Dan Skelton in July 2020; very lightly raced these days and out of sorts for three different yards in her last six runs, the first of which (pulled up) was her only attempt over fences; tongue-tie (tried once, pulled up) returns.

66/1

3rd

7

7th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

16:55 Southwell

Prussia With Love

10st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Shaun Lycett

Sole win (2m4f, good) was for Dan Skelton in July 2020 but she's been out of sorts for three different yards in her last five runs; was beaten 27l at Worcester (2m7f, good) last month and can only be watched.

40/1

9th

5

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Worcester

Prussia With Love

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Shaun Lycett

One hurdles win (2m4f, good) for Dan Skelton in July 2020 but she has accomplished very little for two Irish yards subsequently (two starts each); starts off with another trainer today.

33/1

Form: 9556-0

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Mildly promising hurdles debut at Fairyhouse last month hasn't been backed up and of limited appeal now switched to handicap.

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9th

10

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Portnacoo

10st 12lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Jamie Albert Sloan

Handicap form so far disappointing and still to convince over this trip.

14/1

Form: 590-3

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo took a step forward on handicap debut at Downpatrick early this month, staying-on third over 2m6f (yielding); definitely one to consider.

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19th

11

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Sheephaven Flyer

11st 4lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

led narrowly, not fluent and prominent from 2nd

12/1

Form: 30PPP-

Last run: 81 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Placed in bumpers and in maiden hurdles over a range of distances but pulled up on all three starts this year on softer ground, jumping poorly latest; cheekpieces now tried and return to better ground sure to suit but too many question marks at this stage.

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11

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 51y

16:55 Sligo

Elusive Sea

10st 6lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

33/1

13

26th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Elusive Sea

11st 4lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Gordon Elliott

Placed in bumpers and in maiden hurdles over a range of distances but pulled up on all three starts this year on softer ground, jumping poorly latest; cheekpieces now tried and return to better ground sure to suit but too many question marks at this stage.

12/1

11

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Elusive Sea

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Placed in bumpers and in maiden hurdles over a range of distances but pulled up on latest two starts on soft ground; return to better ground seems sure to suit but too many question marks at this stage.

20/1

Form: 9/00P-

Last run: 145 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 87

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0

2

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Jesina

11st 12lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

116-race maiden, ex-Jessica Harrington; Has shown a fair degree of consistency on good ground since joining this stable; each-way prospects if she handles the ground.

10/1

Form: 049P-7

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

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6th

4

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 50y

15:05 Killarney

Galmar

11st 6lb

J: E Walsh

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Let down by jumping at Limerick last time but previous Tipperary third (over 3m) was a good effort; potential player if jumping better.

7/1

9th

8

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

19:05 Limerick

Galmar

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Not had many chances at staying trips and he finished third over 3m at Tipperary (good to yielding) three weeks ago; didn't look entirely straightforward in the closing stages but at least comes here in some form.

10/1

3rd

5

6th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Tipperary

Galmar

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

towards rear of midfield

16/1

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Non-runners

Carrig Cathal, Jesina, Galmar

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Payout
Exacta €207.00
Straight Forecast €179.50
Tricast €1499.20
Trifecta €2797.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sheephaven Flyer

POSTDATA:

Portnacoo

TOPSPEED:

Battle Of Benburb

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Double Jubilee

The Irish Sun:

Sheephaven Flyer