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Country Fest Wexford August 13th Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • 17 runners
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Country Fest Wexford August 13th Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.30
  • Place: £2.40

Form: /000-3

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Some ability in bumpers and maiden hurdles and best effort yet when upped to today's trip in Tipperary handicap early this month, staying-on third of 19 behind an improver on good-to-yielding; more needed to play a major role.

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3rd

13

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Midnight Our Fred

10st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: J P Flavin

Is 0-5 over fences but has finished second at Cheltenham on all three handicap starts, the latest over 3m4f last month when finishing well clear of the third; was reported to have lost a shoe, so perhaps the run can be upgraded a little; won a 3m handicap hurdle at Wexford last May; suited by good ground; could go well.

5/1

2nd

5

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Midnight Our Fred

11st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: J P Flavin

0-4 over fences but was creditable second of 19 on Old course here (3m1f, good) in October and probably bettered that performance when second on this course (3m1f, soft) in December; tries a new trip today; can make his presence felt again.

6/1

16/1

  • Place: £9.00

Form: 96767- C

Last run: 154 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Last of five hurdle wins came in Clonmel handicap over this trip a year ago; generally out of form in second half of the season; handicapper slowly relenting but remains opposable on return from a break.

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7th

5

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Curragh

Gotthenod

12st 4lb

J: Fergus Lawlor

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Six-time hurdle winner at a modest level; unlikely to match some of these on the Flat.

25/1

9th

2

8th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:30 Roscommon

Gotthenod

12st 0lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

led, hit 3rd, joined 10th, lost position 3 out, switched left 2 out, weakened approaching last

9/1

6th

2

9th Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 88y

16:55 Sligo

Gotthenod

11st 13lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

prominent

5/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 009/85 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 2lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Absent for 20 months until respectable debut for current yard at Clonmel earlier this month and built on that when fair fifth over C&D 11 days ago; not sure if he'll find the required improvement to play a major role here though.

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8th

13

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Dorans River

10st 10lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Veteran has enjoyed a new lease of life this year, winning three of his five races (all over hurdles) between June and September; poor display at Listowel when race may have come too soon after Ballinrobe win; has limited chasing experience; did not jump well here late last month, well held by Toofareastiswest on that running.

14/1

5th

7

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Dorans River

10st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Veteran has enjoyed a new lease of life this year, winning three of his five races (all over hurdles) between June and September; poor display at Listowel when race may have come too soon after Ballinrobe win; has run only five times over fences; form is weak but able to run off 18lb lower than hurdles mark.

8/1

6th

11

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Dorans River

10st 5lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: P J Rothwell

Teenager has been rejuvenated lately, winning three of last four, including when arriving late to win at Ballinrobe 5 days ago; 7lb penalty to carry but has to be considered.

9/1

Form: 3770-2

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Maiden ran well above her mark when second to a comfortable winner in Down Royal conditions event over this trip early in May; up 6lb for that but potentially still well treated if taking that form at face value.

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3rd

10

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Cocoplum

11st 5lb

J: A P Heskin

T: C A McBratney

Pick of hurdles form when runner-up (possibly flattered) in Down Royal conditions event in May (3m, yielding); has struggled in handicaps off revised mark and now switches to fences.

14/1

5th

5

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Cocoplum

11st 10lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: C A McBratney

Now 0-10 hurdling, career-best when C&D second in conditions event in May (yielding); well held in Wexford handicaps since however.

14/1

Form: 7/086-

Last run: 243 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Has been placed over hurdles but that was as a juvenile in 2020; no encouragement from recent Flat efforts here on handicap hurdle debut.

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10th

1

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 170y

17:35 Downpatrick

Complete Fantasy

11st 13lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

Maiden after 14 hurdle starts; showed winning potential when starting out but has been regressive in last two years; not bad run up to 3m last time and this trip will suit better.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 400-53 BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Listowel win (2m4f) last summer came on soft but handled good ground also and staying-on third over this trip at Tipperary last Thursday was encouraging; one to consider.

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7th

14

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:40 Bellewstown

Navigator Jack

10st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Eoin Griffin

midfield

9/2

1st

4

11th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 100y

17:30 Wexford

Navigator Jack

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Eoin Griffin

Won handicap hurdle at Listowel and fairly consistent since but doesn't seem on a good handicap mark as a result and was a beaten favourite at Killarney last time; each-way claims.

5/1

5th

12

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:00 Killarney

Navigator Jack

11st 2lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

Listowel win last summer came on soft but showed that he handles good going when second at Bellewstown recently; stays further but this is probably close to his optimum trip.

6/1

Form: 6289-8

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: P547-8

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Bits and pieces of form, invariably staying on from off the pace under claiming rider; again left with too much to do at Tipperary on latest; may yet do better, especially if ridden in closer touch.

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6

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Aide De Camp

11st 9lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Robert Widger

midfield, dropped to rear 3rd, raced in last after 5th, no chance when brought down last (usual 2 out)

22/1

11th

11

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

20:00 Tramore

Aide De Camp

11st 4lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Robert Widger

Had some okay runs in defeat for Denis Hogan and fair fourth at Downpatrick on yard bow in April; not as good since including when attracting market support at Wexford on Wednesday.

20/1

8th

5

31st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Wexford

Aide De Camp

11st 11lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Robert Widger

Bits and pieces of form, invariably staying on from off the pace under claiming rider; again left with too much to do at Tipperary on latest; may yet do better, especially if ridden in closer touch.

16/1

Form: 0068P-

Last run: 125 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; modest level of form and hard to fancy back in handicap company.

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0

5

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:30 Worcester

Man After Midnight

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Louise G Lyons

Irish raider who is 0-13 but ran okay to be fifth in a Killarney handicap (2m4f) last time and looks up to winning a race of this nature; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

8/1

5th

7

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 50y

15:05 Killarney

Man After Midnight

11st 3lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Louise G Lyons

Pick of form came when C& third (Hard Target second) last month but faller at Wexford since; remains of interest.

5/1

0

10

11th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

18:05 Wexford

Man After Midnight

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Louise G Lyons

Showed a hint of ability in maidens and best handicap run came over 2m4f at Killarney last time, running on; this step up in trip should suit and runs off the same mark, so one to consider.

4/1

33/1

Form: 077-0

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Twice runner-up in points; maiden efforts not without promise but finished last on handicap debut at Downpatrick; cheekpieces now tried.

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10th

13

31st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Wexford

Ballinclay Court

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: N Dooly

Twice runner-up in points; maiden efforts not without promise but finished last on handicap debut at Downpatrick; cheekpieces now tried.

33/1

12th

8

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 180y

17:40 Downpatrick

Ballinclay Court

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: N Dooly

in touch with leaders early, towards rear of midfield before 3rd, towards rear halfway

16/1

7th

2

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 63y

14:32 Naas

Ballinclay Court

11st 7lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: N Dooly

in touch with leaders, pushed along and outpaced when hit last (usual 2 out), soon weakened

40/1

Form: 1159-0

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Off the mark over fences at Kilbeggan last August and won over hurdles at Galway next time; below that level since and recent Tipperary run leaves him with plenty to find.

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14th

12

28th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:52 Galway

Crimson Chief

11st 1lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: J Morrison

Course winner over 2m6f last year on good ground; soundly beaten mixing hurdles and fences since; others preferred.

28/1

0

10

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:40 Listowel

Crimson Chief

11st 6lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: J Morrison

Soundly beaten in six races since winning over an extended 2m6f at Galway just over a year ago; up against it at this stage of his career.

16/1

7th

4

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:55 Ballinrobe

Crimson Chief

11st 10lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: J Morrison

Won back-to-back over fences and hurdles this time last year; not much since but better for recent Kilbeggan run after 100-day absence; stays well but needs decent ground.

12/1

Form: 8952-2

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Downpatrick winner last summer and comes here on the back of good second placings over this trip at Kilbeggan and Tipperary; major player although yard also saddle the likely hot favourite in Arctic Ambition.

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7th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 150y

19:55 Downpatrick

Townhill Penny

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear

8/1

Form: /3938-

Last run: 125 days

W: 11st 9lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Veteran has been lightly raced in recent years but retains ability on evidence of staying-on third in 2m6f Tramore handicap hurdle on New Year's Day; trip inadequate last time.

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6

31st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Wexford

Southerner

11st 9lb

J: Mr W T Cronin

T: William Cronin

Veteran has been lightly raced in recent years but retains ability on evidence of staying-on third in 2m6f Tramore handicap hurdle on New Year's Day; trip inadequate last time.

25/1

8th

5

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

Southerner

11st 13lb

J: Mr W T Cronin

T: William Cronin

Veteran has been lightly raced in recent years but retains ability on evidence of staying-on third in 2m6f Tramore handicap hurdle on New Year's Day; yet to win over this minimum trip so opposable.

16/1

3rd

1

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 170y

13:40 Tramore

Southerner

12st 0lb

J: Mr W T Cronin

T: William Cronin

towards rear of midfield

10/1

Form: 00P69-

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

13-race maiden was well beaten when last seen at Kilbeggan in April; mark declining but still opposable.

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10

31st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Wexford

Champagne Monarch

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Sean Aherne

13-race maiden was well beaten when last seen at Kilbeggan in April; mark declining but still opposable.

25/1

9th

8

20th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 70y

18:20 Kilbeggan

Champagne Monarch

11st 2lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Sean Aherne

prominent

12/1

6th

11

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Champagne Monarch

10st 13lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Sean Aherne

towards rear

66/1

Form: 8P00-8

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

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Form: 60PP4-

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

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0

9

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

18:35 Limerick

Portland Row

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

Seven-race maiden who hasn't progressed since sent into handicaps; mark on the decline but plenty to prove right now.

16/1

17

31st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Wexford

Portland Row

10st 11lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: J A Nash

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Non-runners

Arctic Ambition, Cullenwaine, Portland Row

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Payout
Exacta €1626.00
Straight Forecast €1585.60
Tricast €13280.90
Trifecta €5371.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Arctic Ambition

POSTDATA:

Townhill Penny

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Arctic Ambition

The Irish Sun:

Arctic Ambition