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Country Fest Wexford August 13th Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 3m 0f 110y
  • 12 runners
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Country Fest Wexford August 13th Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

Form: 6767-2 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Course winner; had been struggling for form prior to her return three weeks ago when only beaten half a length over 3m here; nudged up 2lb but still well treated on her form from a year ago and one to consider here.

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

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

Form: 2F5-62

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

16-race maiden but has hit the crossbar in three of his last six wins including when beaten roughly 1l at Sligo last week; best form is on good so could do without any rain.

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

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

Form: 1U74-3

Last run: 41 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won claiming hurdle at Clonmel in September and consistent generally since; yet to show his best form at this trip though.

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

3rd

1

21st Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 110y

19:58 Wexford

Emir De Rots

12st 0lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Won claiming hurdle at Clonmel in September and consistent generally since; yet to show his best form at this trip though.

10/1

2

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 6f 169y

20:00 Clonmel

Emir De Rots

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Won over hurdles here; unseated having made mistakes on last chase start but some creditable efforts over hurdles since; could be involved if he gets his jumping together.

5/1

3rd

15

11th May 2023

Soft

2m 3f 25y

19:48 Clonmel

Emir De Rots

11st 6lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

towards rear

12/1

Form: 78-093

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Fairly consistent this year but was well held on handicap debut on his penultimate start; while he ran okay when third in a maiden hurdle earlier this month, he needs to find some improvement for this new trip.

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

2nd

6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Dinoland

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

prominent, went second halfway, led 2 out, faced challenge approaching last, headed run-in, kept on towards finish

14/1

5

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Dinoland

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

in rear, detached when pushed along after 4 out, weakened and pulled up before 3 out

16/1

Form: 5/0-51 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Missed all of 2022 but has improved with each run this year and gained a first hurdle success at Kilbeggan earlier this month; more required from 7lb higher but unexposed at this trip.

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

5th

6

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 35y

13:05 Thurles

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10st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Useful staying handicap hurdler at a modest level; twice out of the money since winning over 2m7f at this venue in October; no appeal in this grade on only her second run over fences; unseated rider at the third at Killarney last August.

100/1

6th

7

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:08 Limerick

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10st 13lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Hurdles form improved as she stepped up in trip, winning a 2m7f handicap hurdle at Thurles in October; not so effective dropped back to this trip at the same venue last month; others preferred.

8/1

6th

6

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 106y

15:15 Thurles

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10st 13lb

J: Daniel King

T: Miss Shauna Larkin

Won over 2m7f here a fortnight ago and stamina will be at a premium if the expected rain comes; 7lb higher mark.

15/2

Form: /090-1 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Had shown very little since 2021 before getting his head back in front over fences 12 days ago; 4lb lower over hurdles and he's just as effective at this longer trip.

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

7th

12

17th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 5f 56y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Whatsyourstatus

10st 2lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gearoid O’Loughlin

Won a 2m4f Clonmel handicap chase this summer but has no worthwhile form beyond 3m and impossible to recommend at these weights in his first cross-country chase.

100/1

9th

7

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

Whatsyourstatus

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gearoid O’Loughlin

Sole hurdle win came almost three years ago; won over fences at Clonmel in June but was held off this mark over hurdles at Wexford since so needs a bit more.

11/1

Form: 770-24

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

0-12 but she's been running well in defeat of late; however, work to do to turn the form around with Gotthenod who was ahead of her last time.

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

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

7th

6

21st Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 110y

19:58 Wexford

Cocoplum

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: C A McBratney

0-12 but she's been running well in defeat of late; however, work to do to turn the form around with Gotthenod who was ahead of her last time.

8/1

Form: 1/03-0

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won twice in 2021 for Willie Mullins; however, all her best form is around 2m4f and she needs to leave a low-key reappearance run behind on last month's yard debut.

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

15th

1

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:35 Killarney

Gelee Blanche

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

Won twice in 2021 for Willie Mullins; two underwhelming runs at Wexford this summer however leave her with plenty to find, cheekpieces tried latest when 3m trip too far.

16/1

8th

7

21st Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 110y

19:58 Wexford

Gelee Blanche

11st 12lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

Won twice in 2021 for Willie Mullins; however, all her best form is around 2m4f and she needs to leave a low-key reappearance run behind on last month's yard debut.

20/1

11th

9

20th May 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:15 Wexford

Gelee Blanche

11st 11lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

midfield, not fluent 5th, towards rear before 5 out

12/1

Form: 7989-F

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark in a maiden hurdle at Ballinrobe last summer and ran some creditable races in defeat subsequently; however, fell early on last week's return and may need this.

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

6th

6

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 146y

13:05 Punchestown

Paidis Passion

10st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D M Christie

Progressive mare between last August and October, gaining three wins a row, two over hurdles and a mares' chase at Ballinrobe; soundly beaten in two handicap chases.

100/1

8th

2

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Paidis Passion

11st 11lb

J: Carl Millar

T: D M Christie

Progressive mare between August and October, gaining three wins a row, two over hurdles and a mares' chase at Ballinrobe in which Hazelhatch Lady was third; soundly beaten in fifth on her handicap chase debut at Down Royal.

8/1

5th

6

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 100y

14:37 Down Royal

Paidis Passion

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: D M Christie

prominent, pressed leader after 3rd

6/1

Form: 503-5P

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

28-race maiden and beaten a long way out at Sligo last week; best watched back up in trip.

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

2nd

3

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:10 Tramore

General Clermont

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: D E Fitzgerald

Sole success in 33 career starts came in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Killarney last August; 0-5 as a chaser and has steered clear of fences since late 2022.

12/1

4th

7

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:15 Naas

General Clermont

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: D E Fitzgerald

led, headed before 2 out, outpaced approaching last, no impression run-in

12/1

Form: 523-9R

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Promise last year for Adrian Murray but looks risky having been tailed off on yard debut before refusing to race at Sligo last week.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
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: 8P74-F D

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 9lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Losing run goes back to chase success in 2020; hit the frame in a couple of handicap hurdle outings early last season but badly out of form over fences in recent times and now a 12yo; best watched.

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

0

12

21st Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 110y

19:58 Wexford

Turbojet

11st 9lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Losing run goes back to chase success in 2020; hit the frame in a couple of handicap hurdle outings early last season but badly out of form over fences in recent times and now a 12yo; best watched.

25/1

6

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 110y

20:00 Downpatrick

Turbojet

11st 9lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

midfield

12/1

4th

2

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:35 Downpatrick

Turbojet

12st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Veteran is 2-33 and has been disappointing since Leopardstown beginner's chase win two years ago; out of form over both hurdles and fences last winter and hard to see him bouncing back to form here.

12/1

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