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Guinness Novice Hurdle

  • Prize money: £11486.73
  • 2m 4f 156y
  • 8 runners
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Guinness Novice Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

Form: 2259-1 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner finally got off the mark over hurdles after some fine runs in defeat when easily winning a weak Tipperary maiden last time over this trip; this is a lot tougher but can be involved.

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8

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

The Big Doyen

11st 12lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

never better than midfield, dropped to rear after 3 out, detached when pulled up before 2 out

14/1

3rd

2

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

The Big Doyen

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Peter Fahey

Irish hurdler; failed to score last term but has shown improvement upped to 2m4f/2m5f this season, winning at Tipperary and Galway then respectable second (behind a Closutton odds-on shot) in Listed grade at Limerick; all wins on good or good to yielding but seems to handle softer; may still have more to offer at this sort of trip; big player despite 3lb penalty.

11/2

2nd

2

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

15:50 Limerick

The Big Doyen

11st 2lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

led, 2 lengths ahead halfway, not fluent 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on, no match for winner

11/4

Form: 21P-11 C

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won at bumper (2m2f) at this meeting last year on fourth start before being pulled-up in a Listowel maiden hurdle; returned from an absence to win a Tipperary maiden plus a Kilbeggan novice hurdle, both over 3m; the drop in trip is a slight concern but is the stable selected, so major respect.

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4

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

What Path

11st 6lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Won two staying events in the early part of the season on better ground but has met with defeat on all six starts since; has been competing in decent company but likely to be vulnerable in testing conditions.

10/1

4th

1

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

15:23 Thurles

What Path

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

jumped left on occasions, led

12/1

3rd

4

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 6f 110y

14:45 Thurles

What Path

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Won two staying events in the early part of the season on good-to-yielding; accounted for Easy Fella at Tipperary despite not jumping well; has not looked nearly as effective in more testing conditions, including when last of six behind stablemate High Class Hero at Listowel.

5/1

Form: 253-11

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner disappointed a few times over hurdles before getting her head in front at Cork (2m3f); doubled up when beating Barry Lyndon cosily at Wexford (2m); best form has come on a sound surface and the forecast rain tempers enthusiasm.

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5th

3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 2

15:00 Ayr

Pink In The Park

11st 10lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Well beaten in recent Grade 1 mares' novice at Fairyhouse (2m4f, heavy) and has to bounce back; however, a case can be made on form such as her Grade 3 mares' second at Leopardstown (2m4f, soft to heavy) in December, and this trip may be within range; one of three for Willie Mullins.

13/2

8th

14

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Pink In The Park

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

towards rear

33/1

4th

1

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

14:15 Fairyhouse

Pink In The Park

11st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Winner of two of her five starts in bumpers and won twice over hurdles in the early part of the season after obtaining experience last term; not quite up to the task in good conditions races, though she showed plenty of spark when chasing home the progressive Jetara at Leopardstown.

8/1

Form: 2234-1

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Second runner for yard; bumper winner in France was a beaten odds-on fav' in three maiden hurdles here before running well in two valuable handicaps; easily got off the mark at Punchestown last time and is on the short-list.

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1st

2

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

18:15 Clonmel

Horantzau Dairy

11st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced in second, briefly disputed lead early

8/11

1st

5

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Horantzau Dairy

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced wide, raced in second, joined leader after 4th, challenging towards near side when nudged along before last, left in lead and clear last, reduced lead when pushed out towards finish, always doing enough

3/1

7th

6

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Horantzau Dairy

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Was placed in two valuable big-field handicap hurdles last April before winning a Punchestown maiden; runner-up in a valuable Listowel handicap in between defeats in conditions events at Galway and Sligo; needs to raise his game considerably to be competitive at this level.

16/1

Form: 12

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a Punchestown maiden hurdle on debut despite being green; faced a tough task in trying to give weight to Pink In The Park at Wexford since but a fine effort; steps up in trip and can continue to progress.

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4th

2

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Barry Lyndon

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Punchestown maiden winner on debut last May on much quicker ground; halfway faller on return from 227 day absence at Down Royal a fortnight ago, ground concerns here.

16/1

2

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Down Royal

Barry Lyndon

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent, fell 6th

12/1

Form: 2/23-1 D

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Got off the mark over hurdles at the fifth time of asking when a comfortable winner of a Killarney maiden over this trip in May; goes well fresh, so absence isn't a concern and looks the stable's first-string; player.

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1st

5

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

The Short Go

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

didn't always jump with fluency, took keen hold, raced in last early, towards rear when mistake 2nd, prominent in chasing group from 3rd, went second before 6th, challenging home turn, ridden after 2 out, led from last, ran on

11/4

Form: 1

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Pulled-up on sole point' start but showed that he has ability when winning a Downpatrick maiden hurdle on rules debut; this is a lot tougher and seems the stable second-string.

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7th

3

3rd Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

16:30 Galway

All In Montmartre

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Pulled-up on sole point' start but showed that he has ability when winning a Downpatrick maiden hurdle on rules debut; this is a lot tougher and seems the stable second-string.

20/1

1st

2

18th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 165y

14:20 Downpatrick

All In Montmartre

11st 12lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Henry De Bromhead

towards rear of midfield, midfield 5 out, in touch with leaders when pushed along 2 out, challenging when bit short of room approaching last, led and ridden run-in, ran green but ran on well final 110yds

14/1

Form: 110-1

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point' and dual bumper winner found the ground too soft and the company a bit hot in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham; easy winner on maiden hurdle debut at Bellewstown recently; the step up in trip should be fine but soft ground may not be.

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9th

2

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

Encanto Bruno

11st 10lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield

12/1

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Selections

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The Irish Sun:

The Short Go

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