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McHale Fusion 4 Range Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 6f 92y
  • 18 runners
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McHale Fusion 4 Range Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/11 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: S2269-

Last run: 113 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

After two seconds he suffered interference when a beaten favourite at Down Royal in January; only beaten 10l behind the high-class Gaelic Warrior in a 2m handicap at the Dublin Racing Festival; very strong form claims in a maiden of this stature; tongue-tie is new; stays 2m4f and was placed in a point, so stamina shouldn't be an issue.

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

5th

1

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 87y

16:30 Galway

An Mhi

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Has won four in a row over hurdles over a variety of trips this summer; has a bit to find on these terms with some of today's rivals but is an improving sort so has to be considered.

6/1

1st

2

13th Aug 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 65y

14:40 Downpatrick

An Mhi

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Ballinrobe maiden winner in May; completed a hat-trick in uncompetitive novice events at Perth and Uttoxeter; all three wins have been over further than this, so the trip could be an issue; however, he is the only horse in the race with the virtue of recent winning form and should be hard to beat.

5/4

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 54P-43

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner who is 0-9 over hurdles, twice placed; beaten just under 10l in the first-time tongue-tie at Tipperary (3m, good to yielding) and a repeat of that will see him in the mix; cheekpieces added.

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7th

4

17th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:45 Listowel

Mistys Gift

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: David Harry Kelly

Won a couple of bumpers in 2021, including at this festival, but frustrating over hurdles and attempting to bounce back after a poor effort over fences at Ballinrobe last month; others preferred.

8/1

0

4

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

19:35 Ballinrobe

Mistys Gift

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: David Harry Kelly

towards rear, not fluent 1st, soon midfield, bad mistake 6th, dropped to rear 9th

10/1

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  • Place: £4.70

Form: 80-

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; went close in his two points but beaten a distance in his two hurdles and went off 50-1 the final time.

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5

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

15:25 Southwell

Zettabyte

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Henrietta C Knight

Second on chase debut in October (2m3f, soft) but finished 0-9 for Gordon Elliott, not always having much luck; heavy defeat at 50-1 three weeks ago on first run for new yard; usual cheekpieces are restored; bit to prove.

16/1

9th

8

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Zettabyte

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Henrietta C Knight

Has left Gordon Elliott with a 0-7 record over hurdles (placed once) and 0-2 over fences, not always having much luck; second on chase debut in October (2m3f, soft) and it was 3m on heavy ground when he pulled up in November latest; cheekpieces on last six starts but not today; Henrietta Knight's first runner since 2012 and of some interest judged on those two placings.

9/1

0

9

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 107y

12:28 Fairyhouse

Zettabyte

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Initial promise over hurdles but failed to complete in his last three starts before an encouraging chase debut behind shorter-priced stablemate Jenny Flex at Downpatrick a month ago.

5/1

Form: 0005-6

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Best run yet when beaten 5l at Kilbeggan last time and should have finished even closer, while it also suggested that this longer trip will benefit; very much on the shortlist.

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4

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 116y

19:40 Bellewstown

Workforadime

11st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

towards rear, keeping on but still plenty to do when fell 2 out

9/2

2nd

11

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

13:55 Thurles

Workforadime

10st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Well exposed mare, placed on both bumper outings for her previous trainer; placed over hurdles for the first time at Down Royal last month on her 12th attempt.

11/2

Form: 30P6P-

Last run: 60 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Now 0-9 and has had her chances in some low-grade handicaps; hard to enthuse over on these terms.

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6th

16

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

16:25 Naas

Kadys Dirha

11st 1lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Thomas P O’Connor

Getting placed in a Clonmel maiden in late 2022 remains her standout effort; struggled badly in handicaps when last seen in early December.

33/1

0

12

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 14y

14:22 Clonmel

Kadys Dirha

11st 3lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Thomas P O’Connor

Standout run came when third in 2m maiden here a year ago (soft); well held in handicaps however, latest after a short break at Cork in October; declining mark but remains opposable.

20/1

14th

10

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

Kadys Dirha

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Thomas P O’Connor

Maiden after 11 starts; best run was a 3rd in a Clonmel maiden hurdle last winter; has been below that since, including in handicaps; not easy to fancy.

25/1

Form: P-0

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

In rear throughout at Killarney two weeks ago and didn't jump well.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

6

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 100y

15:15 Tramore

Le Sin Bin

11st 4lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: W J O’Doherty

towards rear

33/1

6th

7

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 92y

17:00 Ballinrobe

Le Sin Bin

11st 4lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: W J O’Doherty

In rear throughout at Killarney two weeks ago and didn't jump well.

100/1

12th

6

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:25 Killarney

Le Sin Bin

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: W J O’Doherty

Pulled up when 125-1 for debut; off 134 days.

150/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

14,500euros 3yo; first foal; dam 7f winner on the beach (RPR 72), half-sister to a winner in Greece; not wildly appealing on pedigree and he's claimer ridden.

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5th

6

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 140y

16:30 Punchestown

Hudson Duster

11st 12lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Noel Meade

In good hands but was beaten about 20l in a Ballinrobe maiden (2m6f, good) and needed to show more.

25/1

7th

4

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 92y

17:00 Ballinrobe

Hudson Duster

11st 4lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Noel Meade

14,500euros 3yo; first foal; dam 7f winner on the beach (RPR 72), half-sister to a winner in Greece; not wildly appealing on pedigree and he's claimer ridden.

10/1

Form: 4560-P

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Showed definite promise in bumpers but very underwhelming form over hurdles and the new tongue-tie needs to make a difference.

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14th

12

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:20 Bellewstown

Johnny Cigar

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: P F O’Donnell

in rear

20/1

8th

6

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 92y

17:00 Ballinrobe

Johnny Cigar

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: P F O’Donnell

Showed definite promise in bumpers but very underwhelming form over hurdles and the new tongue-tie needs to make a difference.

25/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 79 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off after never featuring on debut for the Hartys in Gowran bumper in March.

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10

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Listowel

Rare Millie

11st 7lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Una Corcoran

Tailed off in a bumper; remote ninth on stable/hurdling debut at Ballinrobe last week.

100/1

9th

13

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 92y

17:00 Ballinrobe

Rare Millie

10st 11lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Una Corcoran

Tailed off after never featuring on debut for the Hartys in Gowran bumper in March.

100/1

11

11th May 2023

Soft

2m 0f 54y

16:45 Clonmel

Rare Millie

10st 13lb

J: Evan Dwan

T: Una Corcoran

Mahler mare tailed off after never featuring on debut for the Hartys in Gowran bumper in March; first start for new trainer.

50/1

Form: 6-9

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; shown very little in a bumper and on his hurdling debut.

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1st

15

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 120y

17:05 Cork

Glencourt Valley

11st 3lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Liam P Cusack

towards rear, headway into midfield halfway, went second after 4 out, led 3 out, ridden and faced challenge last, briefly headed run-in, rallied and led again towards finish

14/1

12th

11

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

16:10 Thurles

Glencourt Valley

11st 4lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Liam P Cusack

Opening two handicap efforts not without promise but back from a break and may need this.

16/1

100/1

Form: 00-0

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Already looking decidedly limited and headgear is soon turned to.

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11th

10

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 92y

17:00 Ballinrobe

Fidanka

10st 11lb

J: Trevor Ryan

T: W J Austin

Already looking decidedly limited and headgear is soon turned to.

100/1

13th

10

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Fidanka

10st 11lb

J: Trevor Ryan

T: W J Austin

Tailed off at big prices in two runs so far; off 201 days.

150/1

16th

15

23rd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:15 Limerick

Fidanka

11st 4lb

J: Trevor Ryan

T: W J Austin

raced in last throughout, ridden after 3rd, lost touch 6th, tailed off

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fourth foal; half-sister to 2m hurdle winner Whiskey No Ice; dam unraced half-sister to bumper winner Cara Is Fearr.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

11

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 92y

17:00 Ballinrobe

Full Moon Fluster

10st 11lb

J: Daniel King

T: Joe Conlon

Fourth foal; half-sister to 2m hurdle winner Whiskey No Ice; dam unraced half-sister to bumper winner Cara Is Fearr.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

8,000euros 3yo; first foal; dam unraced sister to bumper winner Alizee Javilex, half-sister to Grand National winner Mon Mome; unlikely to be the answer to this first time out.

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12th

8

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

18:05 Limerick

Instinct De Loup

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D Harvey

Second runner for yard; well beaten on debut in a Downpatrick maiden hurdle and lots of improvement needed.

100/1

13th

6

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 165y

15:15 Downpatrick

Instinct De Loup

11st 4lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: D Harvey

towards rear, not fluent 3rd

33/1

5

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 92y

17:00 Ballinrobe

Instinct De Loup

11st 4lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D Harvey

8,000euros 3yo; first foal; dam unraced sister to bumper winner Alizee Javilex, half-sister to Grand National winner Mon Mome; unlikely to be the answer to this first time out.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam placed 2m4f hurdles, out of bumper/2m4f hurdle winning half-sister to bumper winner Tell The Troops; likely best watched on debut.

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12th

5

8th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:37 Kilbeggan

Madhenry

11st 4lb

J: Alan King

T: Fintan Feeney

midfield

100/1

12th

5

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

18:10 Sligo

Madhenry

11st 4lb

J: Alan King

T: Fintan Feeney

Has shown nothing so far.

100/1

16th

4

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

17:28 Cork

Madhenry

12st 0lb

J: Mr H E Sexton

T: Fintan Feeney

in touch with leaders

200/1

Form: P/50-

Last run: 325 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a maiden/bumper last summer and has since extended his losing sequence in points to 13; unlikely to be anywhere near good enough here.

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8

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

17:10 Hexham

Turnthelightsoff

12st 0lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Miss R Hayton

didn't jump with fluency, raced in last

16/1

9

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 92y

17:00 Ballinrobe

Turnthelightsoff

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: P F McEnery

Tailed off in a maiden/bumper last summer and has since extended his losing sequence in points to 13; unlikely to be anywhere near good enough here.

100/1

15th

13

8th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

20:20 Kilbeggan

Turnthelightsoff

12st 0lb

J: Mr D M Russell

T: P F McEnery

towards rear, pushed along and headway 4f out, ridden under 2f out, no impression 1f out

66/1

Form: 9-0

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten big distances in her two maidens on soft and yielding ground; couldn't make a case.

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6th

15

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 122y

19:08 Ballinrobe

Seriously Ava

10st 10lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Una Corcoran

Insufficient promise in her maidens to expect too much of her on handicap debut.

33/1

Form: 60-

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First reserve; tailed off in a bumper on yielding and a maiden hurdle on heavy.

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4th

9

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Killarney

Pauls Pal

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

Remote sixth in a bumper at Punchestown; tailed off on hurdling debut at Clonmel; a bit better at Kilbeggan last time but not a likely maiden winner at this stage; trainer also runs bumper winner Walmix.

25/1

6th

5

4th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 59y

14:20 Kilbeggan

Pauls Pal

11st 12lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Anthony Mullins

Remote sixth in a bumper at Punchestown; tailed off on hurdling debut at Clonmel in April.

25/1

16

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 92y

17:00 Ballinrobe

Pauls Pal

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

First reserve; tailed off in a bumper on yielding and a maiden hurdle on heavy.

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Non-runners

Blackwater Soldier, Instinct De Loup, Paul's Pal

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Payout
Exacta €50.00
Straight Forecast €46.10
Trifecta €391.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

An Mhi

RP RATINGS (IRE):

An Mhi

TOPSPEED:

An Mhi

The Irish Sun:

An Mhi