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14:20 Downpatrick

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AJC Group Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 2m 1f 65y
  • 13 runners
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AJC Group Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 156P5-

Last run: 188 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner; ran well for a long way on Navan handicap debut in first-time cheekpieces, possibly not quite seeing out 2m6f trip; ran no sort of race before pulled-up when favourite at Thurles; better when fifth at Cork last December; first run since then.

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9/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 1091-4 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner at this venue, the latest success gained last October on his final start before a winter break; good display when fourth here last month on his seasonal debut, one place in front of Tuesday's Sligo winner Bigz Belief.

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6th

2

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

14:50 Downpatrick

Willyouwalkwithme

11st 13lb

J: John Shinnick

T: S Wilson

soon raced in second, led after 4 out, faced challenge when not fluent and pecked on landing 2 out, soon headed

9/2

25/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 3880-8

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 2lb

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; made mistakes, including a bad one at the last at Sligo on Tuesday.

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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: 5010-2 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Boasts a good record at this track, all three wins here and second in a beginners' chase on latest; 5lb higher than when winning over C&D on penultimate start last year; flopped here in race won by Willyouwalkwithme on final outing before a winter break.

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0

3

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 110y

14:25 Sligo

Ask The Leader

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D M Christie

All three hurdles wins have been at Downpatrick; has been struggling, including over hurdles, since pleasing chase debut at that venue in May.

20/1

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9

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Ask The Leader

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D M Christie

All three hurdles have been here and good C&D chase debut in May after a long absence; faller three out at Tipperary subsequently and poor efforts back hurdling last twice; bit to prove now.

10/1

Form: 2000-7

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Has rarely looked like adding to the single win gained in 2021; finished in mid-field at Punchestown last time.

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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

Form: 006-02 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Both wins gained at Tramore, returned to form with second at that venue last time; hard to be sure if he will reproduce that form at this venue, but not out of the question.

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7th

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Craic Eile

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: David Kenneth Budds

Regular visitor here, dual C&D winner and several placings; on a long losing run however, soundly beaten behind Duke Otto here in November latest and wants better ground.

14/1

Form: 1778-1

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Won over 2m4f on good ground at Killarney last summer; well below that form on first two runs after a break; overcame a mistake at the last when winning at Punchestown last month; fair chance off 6lb higher.

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3

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 140y

14:25 Punchestown

Vale Of Glory

11st 12lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Adrian Murray

Was a C&D winner in May (second hurdle win) and has run well enough in defeat at times since; seems best on good ground and has a squeak.

14/1

7th

4

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

16:53 Cork

Vale Of Glory

11st 11lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Adrian Murray

prominent, weakened approaching last

9/1

Form: 426F-P D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won four in a row over fences in 2021 when enjoying good ground; potentially well treated but may need confidence boosted after a fall on his final start last year and failure to complete on recent return.

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9th

1

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

15:25 Downpatrick

Downthecellar

12st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: E J O’Grady

Has failed to finish in four of his last six starts and pulled up in two recent handicap chases; wouldn't want much rain to arrive and others preferred.

33/1

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3

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 140y

18:55 Wexford

Downthecellar

11st 11lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

Won four on the bounce over fences in 2021, including three at Tramore; below form this term and pulled-up over C&D last time.

33/1

0

4

11th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 170y

19:15 Wexford

Downthecellar

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: E J O’Grady

Won four handicap chases in 2021; losing run since and pulled up over fences on this season's return; probably best watched having struggled from his lower hurdle mark twice since.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2407-0

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Two wins over hurdles came back-to-back early in 2022; below his best since Naas second in January; down the field at this venue last month in a contest in which Willyouwalkwithme was fourth.

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3rd

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Justicialism

12st 0lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Gerald Stephen Quinn

midfield, headway 2 out, went fourth last, ran on well and went third run-in, no match for first two

25/1

Form: 068-90

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won twice on the Flat for Joseph O'Brien; nothing yet to suggest he can score over hurdles; in rear in race in which Willyoualkwithme was fourth here last month.

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1st

14

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Montys Way

11st 4lb

J: Conor Owens

T: George Stanley

Dual Flat winner for Joseph O'Brien but 0-9 over hurdles; not out of it when unseating two out here last month but remains hard to back with confidence.

14/1

4

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Montys Way

11st 13lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: George Stanley

midfield

16/1

17th

9

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Montys Way

11st 6lb

J: Mr I Ryan

T: George Stanley

Dual Flat winner for Joseph O'Brien but well beaten to date over hurdles and makes no appeal.

50/1

Form: 4050/6

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Placed on the Flat in France; seems to have had training issues, but last week's Punchestown run was quite encouraging after a long absence; could feature for in-form stable.

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0

6

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:40 Galway

Laishann

11st 9lb

J: James Robottom

T: Gordon Elliott

Pulled-up last three hurdle starts and isn't easy to fancy, even though he hails from a top yard.

50/1

0

5

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:05 Bellewstown

Laishann

11st 7lb

J: Nathan Andrews

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders

33/1

Form: 760-F9

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on his handicap debut but was disputing second when falling at the last at Tipperary; soundly beaten at Punchestown on latest.

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5th

2

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 77y

18:20 Ballinrobe

Macs Xpress

12st 0lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Paul John Gilligan

Maiden after 19 starts in all spheres but ha shown enough ability to win a race in this grade; has been well beaten on heavy recently but this better ground suits; chance.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €324.00
Straight Forecast €302.00
Tricast €1547.60
Trifecta €0.00

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