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19:08 Sligo

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Benbulben Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Benbulben Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Thunderstorms

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.50
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 100P0- CD

Last run: 110 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Six-time Flat winner, only hurdles win was gained out of the blue over C&D last October; has struggled since then, including on the Flat last time.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

1

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

True Destiny

12st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

midfield, dropped to rear halfway

25/1

6th

11

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:35 Sligo

True Destiny

10st 10lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

Winner of six races on the Flat in Britain; in good form over hurdles this summer; C&D winner and a clear second under a big weight over 3m at Kilbeggan, both on decent ground; finished last in a Flat handicap at Galway on Friday.

6/1

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7/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 22F5-6

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Twice second at Wexford last year; may do better as a result of last month's Tipperary run that matches him closely with General Clermont.

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No / Draw
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6th

1

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:30 Killarney

Florey Spud

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: P F O’Donnell

Maiden four times second but over further and on goodish ground; below par of late but yard in good form.

12/1

7th

6

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:20 Wexford

Florey Spud

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: P F O’Donnell

20-race maiden; went close in a couple of handicap hurdles in June, including over 3m here; more recent form is more concerning and others preferred on that score.

10/1

7th

1

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

18:40 Sligo

Florey Spud

12st 0lb

J: Mr P W Gleeson

T: P F O’Donnell

19-race maiden; two good runs in June including C&D second; doubts raised by his last two starts.

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 34380-

Last run: 175 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Solid form on good ground last autumn, notably when third in handicaps at Killarney and Punchestown; going may have been too soft on last two 2022 runs.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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0

1

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:20 Killarney

Ceanndana

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Comes into this race in top form, having won twice over hurdles, including at this track in July; solid chasing debut at Downpatrick recently when jumped to his left; should have benefitted from that and back going left-handed will suit; big chance.

9/4

Form: 3351-3 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Gained an overdue maiden success at Clonmel in April; the ground was heavy then, but she managed a respectable third in a handicap on yielding going at Downpatrick last time.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

5

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:50 Naas

Will You Win

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

led, hit 4th

16/1

0

11

17th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:49 Tramore

Will You Win

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Would proably prefer a bit more ease in the ground but does seem to be pretty versatile on that front, and comes here on the back of a big effort in third spot in a mares' beginners at Kilbeggan last month; likes to go from the front but could have a bit of competition here on that front, which is a slight worry, but the track suits her style and, if she gets to force matters, she could take stopping.

4/1

Form: 079-5

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Second of her three maiden runs was respectable; another fair run when fifth at Wexford in her first handicap; runner-up in that race went one better at Punchestown on Sunday; young mare is open to improvement

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4th

6

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:47 Kilbeggan

Moyvilla Lass

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

in touch with leaders, prominent 4 out, went third 3 out, outpaced after 2 out, lost third run-in

16/1

Form: 8197-9

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Won a 2m3f bumper at Cork last August, so should be suited by staying trips over hurdles; 33-1 when finishing down the field at Tipperary in her first handicap; held by General Clermont and Florey Spud on that running.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

5

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 122y

19:08 Ballinrobe

Cassarina Gold

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Matthew J Smith

Cork bumper winner; beaten between 13l and 17l in her three handicaps and needs to find something from somewhere; perhaps cheekpieces will help.

16/1

9th

11

8th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:30 Bellewstown

Cassarina Gold

11st 7lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Cork bumper winner; beaten under 20l in her two handicaps (3m/2m4f) and needs to find something from somewhere.

25/1

6th

6

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:08 Sligo

Cassarina Gold

11st 9lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

prominent

25/1

Form: 68U-45

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Maiden showed some ability last year; has each-way claims on the basis of satisfactory recent form at Clonmel and Downpatrick.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

9

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Roscommon

Latest Model

10st 8lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

towards rear throughout, pushed along and no impression from 3 out

25/1

7th

9

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

18:58 Wexford

Latest Model

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Has plenty of handicap experience; good run at Clonmel three starts ago when close-up in fourth in a contest in which dual subsequent winner Reflectionist was second; needs to improve on last week's Sligo run; blinkers now as well as tongue-tie worn before.

20/1

7th

12

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:08 Sligo

Latest Model

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

in touch with leaders, went third before 7th

6/1

Form: 73880-

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Fifth in a bumper won by the top-class Marine Nationale at Punchestown early last season; form otherwise undistinguished.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

6

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 160y

15:50 Downpatrick

Joshua Chamberlain

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gerard Keane

Handled testing conditions well when winning readily at Tramore, different ground now unless there is a marked deterioration; form this season has included a third placing over a shorter trip at this venue.

4/1

1st

12

18th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

19:18 Tramore

Joshua Chamberlain

11st 1lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gerard Keane

held up in midfield, prominent 6th, led 2 out (usual 3 out), not fluent last (usual 2 out), soon ridden and went clear

10/1

5th

12

14th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 143y

18:20 Ballinrobe

Joshua Chamberlain

11st 1lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gerard Keane

Got tired up the hill when third at Downpatrick (2m1f, yielding to soft) and a late mistake didn't help when beaten 10l at Bellewstown; now 0-10 but running quite well and has each-way claims.

6/1

Form: 1/57-0 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Long-priced 3m Kilbeggan winner last year; two Downpatrick runs since her return from a break provide no encouragement.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

1st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

15:50 Tipperary

Deo Bellator

10st 8lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

in rear, detached after 1st, left in remote second after 5 out, tailed off

100/1

9th

7

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:12 Kilbeggan

Deo Bellator

11st 5lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

midfield

16/1

7th

3

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 55y

16:55 Downpatrick

Deo Bellator

11st 8lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

Long-priced 3m Kilbeggan handicap hurdle winner last year; struggling this season; makes no appeal.

33/1

Form: /208-0

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Best handicap run came when second over 3m1f at Ballinrobe over a year ago; big price when down the field at Limerick last month on first run for this stable.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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: 0000-0

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Three-figure odds on all four starts over hurdles, the latest at Listowel eight days ago; transformation needed on handicap debut.

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

13th

11

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Velvet Reel

11st 1lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

prominent, bumped and nearly lost jockey 4 out

20/1

11th

13

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:08 Sligo

Velvet Reel

10st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield

25/1

12th

15

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Listowel

Velvet Reel

11st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Three-figure odds on all three starts over hurdles, no sign that she could make any impact.

100/1

Form: 5503-5

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

21-race maiden over hurdles, placed eight times, including when third over 2m3f at Kilbeggan on his first run after a break; needs to improve with cheekpieces fitted, although managed a fair fifth over 3m at Tipperary last time with Florey Spud sixth.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price
No Results Found

Form: 3523-9

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Placed at this venue on final start before a winter break; no impact on return last month in Downpatrick event in which Will You Win was third.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

6

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Shes Tobias

11st 11lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

midfield

20/1

Form: 6/228-

Last run: 294 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Locally-trained mare; two seconds last summer included a good effort over 2m2f at this venue; lacks a recent outing; second reserve.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

13

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 160y

18:45 Downpatrick

Rossies Tara

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

in rear

9/1

4th

16

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 110y

19:05 Bellewstown

Rossies Tara

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

towards rear, headway into midfield after 3 out, went fourth before 2 out, kept on run-in, not reach leaders

14/1

14th

14

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:35 Sligo

Rossies Tara

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Mark Michael McNiff

soon led on inner, bumped rival 1st, headed and weakened quickly after 3 out

8/1

Form: 2000-7

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Has rarely looked like adding to the single win that he gained in 2021; finished in mid-field at Punchestown three weeks ago; third reserve.

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9th

7

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 76y

17:45 Clonmel

Robindevidastar

11st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Two good runs in defeat when hitting the crossbar twice around the turn of the year; lesser effort latest at Thurles but he's the type to bounce back and can't be ruled out in a weak handicap.

3/1

11th

12

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Robindevidastar

10st 12lb

J: Miss J Walton

T: P J Rothwell

Knocking on the door again this winter and another solid run at Clonmel last time where heavy ground help him bring stamina into play; same mark and should be in the mix again.

4/1

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Non-runners

Wild Caprice, Rossies Tara, Robindevidastar

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Payout
Exacta €1030.00
Straight Forecast €875.10
Tricast €3611.00
Trifecta €6636.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Moyvilla Lass

The Irish Sun:

Florey Spud

POSTDATA:

General Clermont

RP RATINGS (IRE):

True Destiny