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Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 0f 194y
  • 10 runners
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Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.70
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 5-332

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Flat winner and placed in three of his fours starts to date over hurdles; might find one too good here but will go close if running to his best.

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2nd

5

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Naas

Dark Note

11st 6lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

Had a productive time last year, winning on the level at Tramore and over hurdles at Sligo; best run was when touched off in 18-runner Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel; returns from nearly five months off and would prefer better ground.

12/1

6th

8

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:45 Down Royal

Dark Note

10st 8lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Andrew Slattery

Kept his form well over the summer, culminating in a narrow defeat in the Listed Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel; beaten on the Flat at Dundalk since but entitled to plenty of respect on his Listowel form.

6/1

8th

11

(5)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Dark Note

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

Career best hurdle effort in a Listed hurdle at Listowel last month and ran with credit over insufficient 1m1f at Clonmel earlier in the month; yet to show the same level of form on AW though.

15/2

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1/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 5

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Best Flat form last year for Johnny Murtagh came on quick ground, winning Tipperary maiden and Listed placed over 1m6f; opening effort over timber at Killarney last month was just okay; entitled to come on for that experience and looks to have been found a good opportunity.

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5th

11

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Shajak

11st 1lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Gordon Elliott

Had a simple task in a maiden hurdle at Limerick in July; ran in snatches when flopping at Kilbeggan last time; in between those two runs, put in an excellent effort on the Flat at Galway when third behind Teed Up in the big amateur handicap.

14/1

0

5

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:05 Kilbeggan

Shajak

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

Quality Flat type for Johnny Murtagh last year won a Limerick maiden hurdle on third start in this sphere before a fine run on the Flat in a premier handicap at Galway; major chance.

7/4

3rd

10

(2)

31st Jul 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

18:40 Galway

Shajak

11st 9lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

Quality Flat horse for Johnny Murtagh last year; comes here on the back of a decisive success in a Limerick maiden hurdle on Thursday; not badly treated on his Flat form and no surprise should he get involved.

10/1

33/1

  • Place: £6.60

Form: 8-8

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Down the field in a pair of bumpers at Ballinrobe and Roscommon; others preferred here on his hurdles debut.

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2nd

9

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 150y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Mount Frisco

10st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

prominent, led narrowly 1st, faced challenge from 4 out, headed before 2 out, rallied and went clear with winner run-in, no extra towards finish

11/2

4th

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 192y

14:30 Thurles

Mount Frisco

11st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

led, headed after 4 out, weakened approaching last

50/1

2nd

10

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

Mount Frisco

10st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

Solid effort from the front in a handicap chase at Thurles last month; ground in his favour and there could be more to come in this sphere; doesn't look particularly well treated at present though.

6/1

Form: 80

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in two runs although not disgraced on her bumper debut at Down Royal; has ability but others more likely here despite the stable being among the winners last week.

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8th

10

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:35 Listowel

Ceis Charraigin

11st 9lb

J: Mr J P Collins

T: G Ahern

midfield, brief headway before halfway, weakened and detached over 3f out, tailed off over 2f out

25/1

9th

14

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:20 Tramore

Ceis Charraigin

11st 8lb

J: Mr J P Collins

T: G Ahern

towards rear

50/1

13th

14

31st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 130y

20:20 Galway

Ceis Charraigin

11st 3lb

J: Mr J P Collins

T: G Ahern

Glimpse of ability in a couple of runs for Mags Mullins but hardly enough to warrant consideration here for new yard.

50/1

Form: 079-P0

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

An 18 race maiden under all codes; no show in two handicap hurdle efforts at Ballinrobe and up against it returning to maiden company; new headgear combination tried here.

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0

8

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

18:40 Bellewstown

Chequer Square

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Paul John Gilligan

in touch with leaders early, midfield halfway, weakened quickly before 3 out, pulled up 2 out

33/1

12th

5

14th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 143y

18:50 Ballinrobe

Chequer Square

11st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Placed on the Flat but a maiden under both codes and hasn't offered much at all in handicaps.

25/1

5th

3

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 194y

14:00 Sligo

Chequer Square

10st 13lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

prominent in chasing group, not fluent 5th, pushed along and lost fourth after 2 out, soon no extra

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Sixth foal; half-brother to 1m Flat (inc AW; RPR 72)/2m hurdle winner Lady In Lavender and point winners Lady Kate and Tender Heart; dam point winner/placed 2m hurdles, sister to point winner Halcyon Times; related to winners over a variety of trips; best watched here.

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20th

12

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:42 Naas

Keeptellinemnuttin

11st 5lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Michael Mulvany

Not much to recommend on the Flat and over hurdles; tailed off at Punchestown last week; makes no appeal.

66/1

17th

7

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

15:15 Punchestown

Keeptellinemnuttin

11st 8lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Michael Mulvany

No threat in three maiden hurdle outings in July; has shown little in two subsequent Flat runs; hard to make a case for him.

25/1

10th

3

(5)

6th Sep 2023

Good

1m 5f 180y

17:50 Gowran Park

Keeptellinemnuttin

9st 9lb

J: Sean Bird

T: Michael Mulvany

upset in stalls, took keen hold, midfield

33/1

Form: 6

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made some late headway on debut in a Roscommon bumper last month; best watched on his hurdles debut and could be worth watching.

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5th

13

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:52 Naas

Cramers Valley

11st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear

15/2

2nd

12

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Naas

Cramers Valley

11st 10lb

J: Mr J P Murray

T: P J Rothwell

One of two runners for yard; a glimpse of ability in a bumper and maiden hurdles; beaten a long way in a Navan handicap last time; cheekpieces need to work.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Twelfth foal; half-brother to five winners inc Ribble Valley (bumper/useful 2m-2m1f hurdle), Alla Svelta (useful 2m1f-2m5f hurdle), Bombs Away (2m hurdle) and Gran Torino (2m2f hurdle/2m4f chase); dam German/Slovakian 6.5f-8.5f winner; related to plenty of winners over hurdles; tongue-tied for her debut; best watched.

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6th

3

30th Sep 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 50y

15:25 Gowran Park

Suile Ban

11st 11lb

J: Daniel King

T: Adrian Brendan Joyce

Shown very little so far and was beaten 25l on his recent handicap debut; plenty to prove back down in trip.

33/1

6th

4

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:47 Kilbeggan

Suile Ban

11st 8lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Adrian Brendan Joyce

in touch with leaders, not fluent 3 out, weakened from 2 out

12/1

Form: 77

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest enough sort in Britain; ran okay in a couple of maiden hurdles, especially on debut at Tipperary, needs this for a mark.

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8th

10

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 67y

14:35 Punchestown

Blenheim Belle

10st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Went in at big odds in 2m3f Cork mares handicap last summer on better ground but has been running equally well on soft of late, most recently staying-on third behind an improver over C&D in November; one to consider.

8/1

Form: 9-

Last run: 86 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Minor promise on yard/hurdle debut last time at Ballinrobe in April; more required.

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7th

9

(7)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Say It So

9st 1lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: E McNamara

Maiden was only beaten a length over this trip at Cork in the summer and fair fifth over 1m2f here last month; more needed.

12/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Shajak

TOPSPEED:

Dark Note

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Shajak

The Irish Sun:

Shajak

POSTDATA:

Dark Note