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Knockcroghery Claiming Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Knockcroghery Claiming Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 5-6143 D BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Kept busy since Clonmel claiming win (heavy) in March, landing remarkable gamble at Ballinrobe and winning another claiming hurdle at Punchestown; admirably consistent so the one to beat on the balance; ground fine; finished second under this rider in claimer earlier this year.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

12:50 Limerick

Bal De Rio

10st 10lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Course 2m3f winner has won six times over hurdles in all, including four in claiming events; briefly left the yard last year and finish 8l second in a race of this type at Clonmel in September; finished second in this event 12 months ago.

7/2

2nd

4

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 181y

14:30 Clonmel

Bal De Rio

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: James McAuley

Course winner has won six times over hurdles, including four in claiming events; moved to this yard after a second at Bellewstown last time; handles any ground and is weighted to go close.

9/4

2nd

5

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

16:05 Bellewstown

Bal De Rio

11st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

in touch with leaders, went second before 3 out, challenging on inner before 2 out, not fluent last, kept on run-in, just held

13/2

12/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 6P-636

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Not sure what maiden's trip is, though he plugged on well enough when beaten at Punchestown; not a million miles off his mark so chance on paper but another of limited appeal.

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1st

3

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

Custers Mistake

11st 10lb

J: Mr D McGill

T: Ross Tumilty

midfield, headway and prominent behind clear leader 3rd, ridden and went second after last, led final 110yds, soon clear

22/1

14th

8

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Custers Mistake

11st 6lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Ross Tumilty

Ran well in a claimer for John O'Neill in July but was pulled up here on yard debut since; all his best form is on quicker ground.

50/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 5P-8F8

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Maiden seems to be going nowhere, noted jumping left at Punchestown when well-held; great chance on earlier efforts this year but probably a hint to be taken by his appearance in this.

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3rd

3

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Roscommon

Barbary Master

11st 4lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

prominent, headway disputing lead after 8th, led 4 out, pushed along before 3 out, headed 2 out, ridden when awkward jump last, lost second run-in

6/1

8th

6

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 140y

17:00 Punchestown

Barbary Master

11st 2lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

Bumper winner on heavy ground in 2020; placed a few times over hurdles and didn't run badly in a C&D handicap earlier this year; more recent form is not so encouraging.

25/1

1

19th May 2023

Good

2m 2f 165y

17:00 Downpatrick

Barbary Master

11st 12lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Noel Meade

Bumper winner on heavy ground in 2020; placed several times in 12 starts over hurdles but was poor over 3m at Cork last time; blinkers are tried now.

5/1

Form: 68-P84

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Yard had winner at Wexford Friday; went hurdling there latest, chasing having not worked out, and ran pretty well off 103; limited appeal albeit Brian Hayes takes over from amateur.

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0

2

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

15:42 Navan

Eagle Terrace

12st 0lb

J: Mr D McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Added to a Cartmel win obtained last summer when accounting for previous Clonmel winner Evies Vladimir over 2m4f at Down Royal's Christmas meeting; room for improvement in his jumping, and an extra half-mile will not present a problem.

6/1

1st

5

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

Eagle Terrace

11st 9lb

J: Mr D McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

prominent

12/1

4th

8

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Eagle Terrace

10st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Noel C Kelly

Won over fences on stable debut at Cartmel (3m1f, heavy) in July and, after two lesser runs there, he was a good fourth of 19 over hurdles at Down Royal (3m, soft) last month; this 5yo could be in the mix.

15/2

OUR TIP

Form: 888F9-

Last run: 102 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Had a touch of class not so long ago but became disappointing and market expected no better than recent Curragh struggle; has his conditions, though, and could run to somewhere near his mark and thus win for top yard.

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9th

15

28th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 200y

16:17 Galway

Coventry

10st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Peter Fahey

Sole win over hurdles came in a Navan 4yo maiden; some decent runs in defeat after for former trainers but regressive this year and hard to fancy from 5lb out of handicap.

20/1

8th

1

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Coventry

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Peter Fahey

Sole win over hurdles came in a Navan maiden in March 2021; some decent runs in defeat after for former trainers but regressive this year and beaten 22l on stable debut at Galway.

16/1

10/1

Form: 5F-576

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won maiden hurdle last season; well-held at Punchestown behind Bar De Rio and no better since.

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5th

3

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Benz

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: R K Watson

prominent, soon went second, lost second but prominent halfway

20/1

10th

2

(3)

12th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Benz

9st 9lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: R K Watson

Irish raider; won over hurdles for Gordon Elliott; has achieved little in two runs (hurdle/Flat) for new yard, 100-1 shot both times; best watched unless the market signals are stronger.

25/1

11th

10

(10)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

14:15 Dundalk (AW)

Benz

9st 0lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: R K Watson

Won a Tramore maiden hurdle for Gordon Elliott, tailed off on yard debut; blinkers now tried for Flat return and of limited appeal (3lb wrong).

16/1

Form: 60-656 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Had some excuses at Kilbeggan but still well-held off 84 at 12-1; only 17 runs and conditions fine but not easily fancied.

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9th

11

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:28 Killarney

Repeat That

10st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael Butler

Hurdles winner off 87 two years ago; unplaced all seven starts over fences, beaten 24l over this trip on last chase start at Clonmel in June.

16/1

7th

12

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Roscommon

Repeat That

10st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Michael Butler

prominent, pushed along and lost position before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, no extra run-in

25/1

6th

9

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:10 Kilbeggan

Repeat That

11st 3lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Michael Butler

Only win in 16 starts under rules came over 2m4f a couple of years ago; struggled over fences this term; wears first-time tongue-tie.

8/1

Form: P8UP-6

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Modest sort; bit better chasing latest but no real appeal.

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6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

16:25 Market Rasen

Massons Castle

11st 1lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Only win was in 2021; four runs for this yard, beaten a distance into second first time over fences and pulled up in three subsequent outings (the latest over hurdles); no significance in the return of cheekpieces.

66/1

8

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

15:25 Southwell

Massons Castle

10st 10lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Mike Sowersby

Second on stable debut at Southwell (3m2f, good) last September, beaten a long way; pulled up both starts since, when soft/heavy ground may have been against him; switches back from chasing but sole win came back in June 2021.

20/1

Form: 24944/ D

Last run: 592 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Old boy 3-35; absence and entry here both concerning, not in great nick when last seen.

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10th

8

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 41y

16:25 Punchestown

Knock On Steel

11st 6lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

Good form in 2020, a winner over hurdles and fences; missed all of 2022; has struggled for two different trainers this season; new yard now

33/1

Form: U-4577

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Ran vaguely to her mark twice this season but that not saying much and latest really poor; blinkers off.

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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: 8248-4 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 8lb

14 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Grand sort on his day when with James Nash and still retains some ability, not shamed in claiming affair at Sligo on latest; will hardly be short in the market and not hopeless.

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0

9

27th Jul 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

19:35 Limerick

My Manekineko

11st 0lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Peter McCreery

Prolific winner; last two runs in claimers, with his latest effort nowhere near his best; probably vulnerable.

25/1

11th

11

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Roscommon

My Manekineko

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Peter McCreery

in rear throughout, mistake 8th, brief headway before 3 out, soon no impression

12/1

4th

9

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 51y

16:55 Sligo

My Manekineko

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Peter McCreery

towards rear, pushed along and still plenty to do 2 out, ran on well from last, went fourth towards finish, nearest finish

16/1

Form: /008-0

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Looks of no account.

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0

6

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:20 Gowran Park

Saddle In The Rain

11st 12lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: D J Barry

midfield, not fluent 3rd, towards rear when slightly hampered 9th

100/1

12th

14

(12)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 108y

15:50 Thurles

Saddle In The Rain

9st 0lb

J: Kyanna Van Buuren

T: D J Barry

Weak form on the Flat and over hurdles; impossible to make a case for him.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta €460.00
Straight Forecast €294.50
Trifecta €1982.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bal De Rio

POSTDATA:

Benz

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Coventry

The Irish Sun:

Bal De Rio