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BoyleSports Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7570.8
  • 2m 4f 80y
  • 17 runners
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BoyleSports Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.80
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 15314- D

Last run: 156 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Won from 6lb lower at Sligo (2m4f, good) last summer and back to that level when last seen over hurdles, finishing fourth of 19 at Leopardstown (beaten roughly 8l) in December; creditable effort on the Flat when last seen; would need a career best to defy this mark though; off 140 days.

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10th

8

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Building Bridges

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Gary McGill

Won handicaps at Down Royal (2m4f, good; comfortably) and Galway (2m6f, good to yielding; dead-heated) last summer; last seen, however, with a lesser show at Cheltenham (2m4f) in October.

25/1

9th

4

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

17:05 Cheltenham

Building Bridges

11st 7lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Gary McGill

Won handicap hurdles at Down Royal (2m4f, good; comfortably) and Galway (2m6f, good to yielding; dead-heated) before continuing the good work with a placed effort on the Flat; this is tougher but he looks sure to give his running.

14/1

3rd

11

(4)

31st Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:10 Navan

Building Bridges

9st 5lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gary McGill

Winner on the Flat and two solid efforts in Dundalk handicaps last winter; has shown his well-being by winning his last two handicap hurdles at Down Royal and Galway; should be more than capable of winning a Flat handicap off this mark and could not be in better form.

7/2

7/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 7482-1

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Has progressed with each run since joining this yard and got off the mark by the narrowest of margins when stepped up in trip at Downpatrick last month; handicapper hasn't gone overboard with his opening mark and one to consider for an in-form yard.

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13th

7

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Ossifer Hops

11st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in rear

25/1

33/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form: 355C-0 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Lost his way a bit of late but return to this trip ought to help and usually at his best on good ground; back on a workable mark and not ruled out.

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8

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:43 Cork

Francois

12st 0lb

J: Mr B Dunleavy

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

towards rear, headway into midfield 6th, dropped to rear before 4 out, pulled up approaching last

66/1

6th

3

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:58 Wexford

Francois

12st 0lb

J: Mr B Dunleavy

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

prominent, jumped right 4th, good jump and went third 4 out

11/2

Form: 51236-

Last run: 188 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Finally off the mark at Downpatrick in October and ran well in defeat on his next two starts; not as best when last seen and while a return to this sort of trip should help, he's been off 188 days and others appear to be better treated.

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6th

6

(16)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Rodney Bay

9st 7lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Had Ellaat third when winning a heavy ground Curragh handicap in October but well beaten in a handicap hurdle and a 1m4f handicap here since; others preferred.

50/1

14th

13

(11)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Rodney Bay

9st 5lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

prominent, led after 1f, headed and raced in second after 4f, weakened quickly 3f out

16/1

11th

2

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:20 Navan

Rodney Bay

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Won 1m6f heavy ground handicap on the Flat last month; generally a consistent sort in this sphere but others look better treated.

16/1

Form: 01-121 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Course winner; arrives in the form of his life and made it three wins from his last four starts at Limerick (2m3f, good-to-yielding) last week; needs clear career best to defy 9lb higher mark in a tougher race though.

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10th

3

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 200y

15:50 Punchestown

I Dont Get It

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Neill McCluskey

In fine form over hurdles last May, winning twice and reaching a career-high mark off 111; weak hurdles form in recent months; best run this term over fences at Down Royal on latest.

20/1

4th

11

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 100y

15:30 Down Royal

I Dont Get It

11st 0lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Neill McCluskey

In fine form over hurdles last May, winning twice (including at this venue) and reaching a career-high mark off 111; poor hurdles form in recent months and beaten 15l in seventh in a handicap chase here after Christmas; 25lb lower than current hurdles mark.

7/1

Form: /09-11 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Arrives bidding for a hat-trick after making all on handicap debut at Cork (2m4f, yielding) last month before following up over 3m at Wexford 13 days ago; up another 7lb but return to this trip is fine and likely to make a bold bid from the front.

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14th

8

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Ceroc

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E J O’Grady

Progressive last May, winning handicaps at Cork and Wexford on yielding; erratic behaviour at Killarney both outings afterwards was concerning; back from seven months absence and probably wants better ground.

20/1

Form: F/800-

Last run: 258 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Losing run goes back to April 2021; has become very well treated but out of form on the Flat of late and well held in all hurdle starts last term; stamina to prove at this new trip.

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12th

4

(2)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Hearts Are Trumps

9st 12lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Desmond McDonogh

All five wins have been gained over hurdles, including a valuable handicap at Fairyhouse in 2021; has had limited Flat opportunities; unplaced here in April on his only AW attempt; good effort at Navan on his most recent hurdles start; cheekpieces for the first time.

10/1

2nd

4

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

14:45 Navan

Hearts Are Trumps

11st 8lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Desmond McDonogh

in touch with leaders, headway after 2 out, switched right then challenging before last, went second when ridden and kept on run-in, no match for winner

6/1

9th

9

(10)

8th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

18:05 Down Royal

Hearts Are Trumps

9st 4lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Desmond McDonogh

Back to winning ways off much reduced hurdles mark at Ballinrobe in July; held at Tramore since and hasn't made much impact so far in three Flat handicaps.

10/1

Form: 7067-P D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Sole win in 32 starts came in 2020; fair way below his best in three runs over hurdles this year and was pulled up at Wexford last month; first-time blinkers need to spark a revival.

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0

9

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

15:35 Tipperary

Millen To One

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Francis J Flood

in touch with leaders, pushed along and lost position before 4 out

22/1

8th

14

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:30 Down Royal

Millen To One

11st 1lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Francis J Flood

Sole win in 32 starts came in 2020; fair way below his best in three runs over hurdles this year and was pulled up at Wexford last month; first-time blinkers need to spark a revival.

25/1

3

20th May 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

15:25 Wexford

Millen To One

11st 11lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Francis J Flood

towards rear

25/1

Form: 00/4-0

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism when winning a maiden hurdle on debut when trained by Willie Mullins; didn't really kick-on and it was a low-key yard debut when tailed off at Killarney last month; entitled to come on for that but others hold stronger claims.

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9th

9

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:30 Down Royal

Feigh

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Justified favouritism when winning a maiden hurdle on debut when trained by Willie Mullins; didn't really kick-on and it was a low-key yard debut when tailed off at Killarney last month; entitled to come on for that but others hold stronger claims.

16/1

15th

13

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

18:25 Killarney

Feigh

10st 11lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Course winner; not seen since finishing fourth on this card last year over 2m6f when with Willie Mullins; very best form on soft and might need this.

16/1

19

27th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

17:40 Galway

Feigh

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Winner in eventful fashion of a Killarney juvenile maiden hurdle last summer; winless since but gave some indication of being effective over a longer trip when last seen at the same venue in May; others look more likely though.

16/1

Form: 71P0-F

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Has won her fair share but her three victories have all come over 2m6f at Downpatrick; fell on last month's return and may find this trip on the sharp side, particularly in a competitive contest.

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0

2

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 47y

16:30 Sligo

Lighthouse Rose

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

towards rear, bad mistake and pulled up 9th

10/1

6th

4

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 160y

15:50 Downpatrick

Lighthouse Rose

11st 10lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Mark Michael McNiff

All three wins have come over C&D; however, has been well below her best in recent months and has 6 1/2l to find with The Grey Monty on running here last time.

7/1

4th

3

13th Aug 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 165y

15:40 Downpatrick

Lighthouse Rose

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Mark Michael McNiff

All three wins have come over C&D, two of them in this race; well held both completed starts this term but it was the same story before last year's victory and she could easily bounce back to form again; blinkers.

10/1

Form: /F134- CD

Last run: 318 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Career-best when getting off the mark on handicap debut in this race last year; didn't manage to build on that in two subsequent outings but still early days and can get involved if ready after a 318-day absence.

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7th

2

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

18:15 Galway

Bravo Team

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Lost his way over hurdles after Down Royal win 15 months ago; needs to provide reassurance and the filly Calico looks a more likely contender for the stable.

14/1

4

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 154y

19:48 Roscommon

Bravo Team

11st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Won off 113 on handicap debut at Down Royal last year (2m4f, good) and effectively off same mark with Gilligan's valuable claim; hasn't gone on from that win and early casualty after long absence in same Down Royal heat but folly to rule out given form of yard/jockey.

7/1

Form: B72-16 C BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Produced a career best when winning over 3m here on her penultimate outing; beaten favourite when stopping quickly and reportedly blowing hard post race at Wexford last month; possibly needs a bit further than this but hard to put a line through.

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4th

3

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:15 Perth

Bella Bliss

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John C McConnell

Five-time winner (two chases); soft to heavy ground didn't hold her back when running well in a Grade 3 chase at Limerick last week (3m); has yet to win a handicap but hasn't contested many and she's of interest.

9/1

Form: 21/54- BF

Last run: 352 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Stayed on gamely to win a maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse in April 2022; couldn't build on that in two subsequent starts but has shaped like this new trip may suit; 352-day absence is the main concern.

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8th

7

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:50 Wexford

Imperial Ruler

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Fairyhouse maiden hurdle winner two years ago; nothing of note in his form since 2022; trainer has a better chance with Bocelli's Voice.

20/1

12th

4

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Imperial Ruler

12st 0lb

J: Mr J P Sutton

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Fairyhouse maiden hurdle winner two years ago but badly out of form last year and makes little appeal.

50/1

20th

16

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Imperial Ruler

11st 7lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

midfield

33/1

Form: U2261-

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

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3

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Charlie Luciano

11st 12lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Noel Meade

midfield, mistake and unseated 2nd

8/1

Form: 1300-0 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

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1st

3

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

20:00 Tramore

Story Rory

11st 13lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Thomas Gibney

Progressive last summer when winning at Ballinrobe and Sligo and placed at Listowel festival; well beaten in two runs after a winter break.

20/1

16

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:30 Down Royal

Story Rory

11st 0lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Thomas Gibney

11th

16

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

18:25 Killarney

Story Rory

10st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Beaten a long way out on his last couple of starts; however, may have needed the run latest and a return to shorter may suit; tough looking mark.

20/1

Form: 86U7-8

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

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16th

15

(8)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Loudest Whisper

8st 12lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: E D Delany

Versatile mare, hard to win with but often placed; better record over hurdles than on Flat. 33-1 when down the field at Navan 12 days ago on first run after a break; placed over 1m6f at Bellewstown in April.

16/1

16th

15

(8)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Loudest Whisper

8st 12lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: E D Delany

Versatile mare, hard to win with but often placed; better record over hurdles than on Flat. 33-1 when down the field at Navan 12 days ago on first run after a break; placed over 1m6f at Bellewstown in April.

16/1

16th

17

(23)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:30 Navan

Loudest Whisper

9st 0lb

J: Kyle Faulkner

T: E D Delany

towards rear

40/1

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Non-runners

Fiveonefive, Bella Bliss, Charlie Luciano, Story Rory, Loudest Whisper

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Payout
Exacta €748.00
Straight Forecast €438.90
Tricast €6261.20
Trifecta €6719.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Ossifer Hops

SPOTLIGHT:

Ceroc

The Irish Sun:

Imperial Ruler

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Bravo Team

TOPSPEED:

Hearts Are Trumps