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David Heneghan Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 2m 1f 5y
  • 15 runners
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David Heneghan Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.50
  • Place: £3.30

Form: /800-7 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

More than two years since he landed a big handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse; struggling for form since returning from his winter break, including at Down Royal last month; not discounted but others look more likely.

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

12th

4

(2)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Hearts Are Trumps

9st 12lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Desmond McDonogh

All five wins have been gained over hurdles, including a valuable handicap at Fairyhouse in 2021; has had limited Flat opportunities; unplaced here in April on his only AW attempt; good effort at Navan on his most recent hurdles start; cheekpieces for the first time.

10/1

2nd

4

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

14:45 Navan

Hearts Are Trumps

11st 8lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Desmond McDonogh

in touch with leaders, headway after 2 out, switched right then challenging before last, went second when ridden and kept on run-in, no match for winner

6/1

9th

9

(10)

8th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

18:05 Down Royal

Hearts Are Trumps

9st 4lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Desmond McDonogh

Back to winning ways off much reduced hurdles mark at Ballinrobe in July; held at Tramore since and hasn't made much impact so far in three Flat handicaps.

10/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 92-315 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Gained a deserved success on this sort of ground in a Roscommon handicap hurdle last month; not quite as effective on better ground there two weeks ago; recent rain in his favour and a leading contender here.

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

7th

6

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:20 Navan

Only One Plan

11st 10lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Deservedly got his head in front at Roscommon in June; had plenty to do when fourth latest and return to softer ground is fine; could go well.

9/2

4/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 205-45

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Consistent since returning in March although a little disappointing behind an admittedly well handicapped rival at Downpatrick last time; will go close if producing his best.

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

2nd

3

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:50 Wexford

Clear The Clouds

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent, briefly led from 1st

11/4

1st

8

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Clear The Clouds

11st 11lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

14-race maiden; has run some good races in defeat but was below par at Leopardstown last time; Stone Walsh's 5lb claim may help but possibly vulnerable to more progressive rivals.

7/1

7th

5

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Clear The Clouds

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has some solid form in the book despite a record of 0-13 and good third behind an in-form rival at Navan last time; however, that was over 2m6f and he may find this too sharp; 2lb rise a shade harsh too.

14/1

Form: 00708-

Last run: 142 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Had cover but took fierce grip on Wexford handicap debut, yet beaten under six lengths; stable in form but has another four month break to overcome.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

18:40 Bellewstown

Neevs Dream

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

towards rear of midfield, mistake 4 out, headway 3 out, no impression after 2 out

9/1

6th

4

12th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Kilbeggan

Neevs Dream

11st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Seven-race maiden; only beaten 6l in a novice handicap hurdle in March and encouraging fourth on last month's return; entitled to come on for that but her improved form has come on good ground and there's rain forecast.

5/1

Form: /P-036

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Four wins in Britain although none since early 2021; decent third in a Roscommon handicap hurdle and ran to a similar level at Wexford since; not one to discount.

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

4th

5

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:30 Killarney

Leroy Leroy

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won novice hurdles in Britain back in the day; pretty consistent of late including when placed on soft at Tramore and another solid effort at Wexford last time.

11/4

4th

3

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 100y

16:50 Wexford

Leroy Leroy

11st 9lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: John Joseph Hanlon

towards rear of midfield, headway on outer before 2 out, ran on and went fourth towards finish, not reach leaders

4/1

3rd

3

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Tramore

Leroy Leroy

11st 9lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

prominent, went second before 4 out, led after 3 out, headed after 2 out, lost second approaching last, kept on

7/1

Form: /8F-7U

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

19-race maiden; 4/1 and in touch when unseating three out in a Sligo maiden hurdle last month; case can be made.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

12

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:30 Down Royal

Turkestan

11st 6lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Now 0-20 under both codes, best form when twice runner-up over hurdles in 2021; recent form below best but handicapper slow to relent.

16/1

Form: 0-8620 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Flopped last time, reportedly losing a shoe at Wexford; definite chance on previous Roscommon second last month.

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

18th

19

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Atlantic Wonder

11st 0lb

J: A P Heskin

T: A J Martin

in rear

6/1

2nd

12

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:20 Navan

Atlantic Wonder

11st 0lb

J: A P Heskin

T: A J Martin

midfield, switched right when not fluent 2 out, soon headway

100/1

Form: 890-

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Down the field in a trio of maiden hurdles; not a bad run in a 1m2f handicap at Navan 10 days ago; stable in good form and plenty to like about this unexposed sort.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2

(5)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Navan

Eighty Eight

10st 0lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: John James Feane

Running okay on the AW before finishing ninth of 23 over 1m at the Curragh; the eyeshield he has been wearing is now left off but each-way claims if holding his form.

7/1

9th

9

(1)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Eighty Eight

9st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: John James Feane

Now with his third trainer for whom he's been running creditably on AW; sole win came on good and doubt he'll be suited by deep ground here.

16/1

4th

1

(3)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Eighty Eight

10st 5lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: John James Feane

Just 1-27 under rules but it was a big effort when well backed over 7f here last week; 4lb rise doesn't help but return to this trip could yield more.

4/1

Form: 006

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Dual winner for Sir Mark Prescott in Britain; not a bad effort from the front in a Roscommon maiden hurdle last time; respected on his handicap hurdle debut.

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

8th

4

(12)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Rushford

10st 1lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Thomas R Hughes

Dual winner in Britain (over further) but well beaten on the Flat for this yard, trip inadequate on latest back in September; this trip more to his liking but remains opposable.

20/1

Form: 583P-0

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Two wins and just bits and pieces of form since his last success; hard to fancy.

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

9th

13

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Clonmel

Masterstonemason

10st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: F Costello

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, some headway when mistake 2 out (usual 3 out), weakened home turn

16/1

12th

18

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:42 Naas

Masterstonemason

10st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: F Costello

Poor form over hurdles and fences for some time; makes no appeal here.

66/1

0

10

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

14:55 Navan

Masterstonemason

10st 3lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: F Costello

towards rear, not fluent 9th

40/1

Form: PP0-06 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Slightly better effort at Kilbeggan last time but struggling for form since returning in the spring; stable hitting form and his mark is coming down but this fellow needs to find a bit more.

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

13th

9

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

Fassbender

11st 9lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Without a win for 18 months; trio of good runs in Downpatrick handicap hurdles last summer; poor effort back over hurdles at Clonmel two weeks ago over 2m4f; others preferred.

20/1

Form: 899-67

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Good run after a seven month break in a Punchestown handicap in May; unable to step up on that at Wexford last time; one to be mindful of on his best form.

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

16th

14

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 140y

14:25 Punchestown

Action Station

10st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Maiden has run well in defeat at times; needs good ground to show best and blinkers worn at Sligo last time are retained.

20/1

Form: 0009-

Last run: 129 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

First reserve; soundly beaten in four maiden hurdles and makes no appeal.

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0

11

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Mount Gable

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

Poor form in maiden hurdles on first four outings and tailed off in handicaps twice since; off 165 days.

50/1

13th

10

12th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Kilbeggan

Mount Gable

11st 3lb

J: Evan Dwan

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

always behind, lost touch after 5th, tailed off approaching last

100/1

Form: 865-0

Last run: 75 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Ordinary maiden form and well beaten on his handicap debut in May; others preferred.

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

0

9

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

19:10 Bellewstown

Yewood

11st 7lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

led narrowly, headed but prominent before 3rd, hit 4 out

33/1

14th

13

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 5y

17:38 Ballinrobe

Yewood

10st 8lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Ordinary maiden form and well beaten on his handicap debut in May; others preferred.

33/1

14th

4

11th May 2023

Soft

2m 3f 25y

18:48 Clonmel

Yewood

11st 10lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Terence O’Brien

Placed in point-to-point but well held in three maiden hurdles, bit more promising last time in first-time tongue tie; not one to rule out here on handicap debut.

9/1

Form: 60-9

Last run: 82 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Flat winner for Jack Davison last year but maiden hurdle form no better than ordinary; not beaten far in a Flat handicap here last month but plenty to prove over flights.

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0

12

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Gonetomillgrove

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

midfield, slightly hampered 5th, struggling 7th, weakened after 2 out (usual 3 out), pulled up last (usual 2 out)

16/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Only One Plan

TOPSPEED:

Atlantic Wonder

POSTDATA:

Atlantic Wonder

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Only One Plan

The Irish Sun:

Only One Plan