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Guinness Galway Tribes Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £41769.91
  • 2m 0f 11y
  • 20 runners
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Guinness Galway Tribes Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

22/1 (Won)

  • Win: £36.60
  • Place: £5.20

Form: 246-44 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Down Royal maiden winner who has ran credibly since; finished roughly 2l behind Wouldn't You Agree in fourth in handicap at Bellewstown last month; nudged up 1lb and this demands more.

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0

11

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Ifiwerearichman

10st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Had the run of things up front when winning a big-field 2m handicap at Galway and he faces certain competition for the lead if ridden the same way here; 7lb higher.

20/1

1st

14

4th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 11y

17:00 Galway

Ifiwerearichman

10st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

made virtually all, faced challenge when good jump last, soon clear and ridden, reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

22/1

4th

9

8th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 188y

18:00 Bellewstown

Ifiwerearichman

10st 11lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Down Royal maiden winner has run creditably since, including when sixth of 25 in Punchestown festival handicap, but needs more to defy this mark.

14/1

25/1

  • Place: £5.80

Form: 2441-2 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark at Fairyhouse in February before a good effort when second to Rebel Rose at Roscommon after 107 days off when the 2m5f trip stretched his stamina; drop back to 2m should suit but he is 3lb higher now and will need to take a step forward to figure.

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6th

13

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Volantis

10st 3lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

An improving 5yo who came from well off the pace to push Ifiwerearichman to within a length at Galway (2m, good); might well reverse those placings but there are others to worry about.

12/1

2nd

15

4th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 11y

17:00 Galway

Volantis

10st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

towards rear early, bumped rival 1st, midfield on inner after 3 out, headway when bit short of room after 2 out, switched left and ran on after last, went second towards finish

25/1

2nd

5

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 154y

19:48 Roscommon

Volantis

10st 13lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Placed in bumpers and off the mark on second start over hurdles in ordinary Fairyhouse maiden (2m, yielding) over three months ago; doesn't look chucked in for handicap bow and has been keen so longer trip not sure to suit, but open to progress for yard in form.

13/2

16/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: P41P8- CD

Last run: 101 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who landed his maiden hurdle at the track last year; useful form when winning a Navan novice hurdle in January but found the County Hurdle too hot when well fancied for it; ran respectably when eighth at Punchestown since but he doesn't look obviously well treated off a pound lower.

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3rd

4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Path Doroux

11st 2lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Maiden after eight chase starts but he's improving and his jumping was more assured than has sometimes been the case when a very solid third with no excuses to Unexpected Party in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham (2m, soft; first-time cheekpieces added, retained here); has a 6lb turnaround for nearly 6l but likely to need a shade more for this sharper test if he's to reverse the placings.

6/1

3rd

8

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Path Doroux

11st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Not always the slickest of jumpers but he's translated his hurdle ability to fences in recent starts, chasing home Hunter's Yarn in a maiden at Fairyhouse before splitting Madara and Solness in a competitive handicap at Leopardstown (2m1f, soft) last month; has first-time cheekpieces combined with the tongue-tie he's worn lately.

10/1

2nd

7

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Path Doroux

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Had been struggling for form but was in the process of running a big race when coming down at the last over C&D in a race won by The Folkes Tiara (The Big Chap second) and creditable effort when runner-up in a beginners' at Fairyhouse; not the slickest jumper and could do with ironing out the errors out but probably has one in from this sort of mark.

100/30

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9/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 12232-

Last run: 112 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Found improvement earlier this year after getting off the mark at Fairyhouse, including when third in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham despite hanging badly left; followed that up when runner-up at Aintree, beaten 2l; ran fine on the Flat since; drops in trip; big player.

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2nd

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Buddy One

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Acts on soft going; good second in 2m4f handicap at this meeting last year; looks set to go well again, having posted a big effort (40-1 fourth, two places behind Flooring Porter) in the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham most recently.

10/1

2

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Buddy One

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Third in the Martin Pipe here last March (2m4f, soft) and continued to progress in handicaps last year, defying top weight in big field here (3m, soft) in November; struggled in two Irish Grade 1s in December and has to prove he can cut it in this company, but he's capable of better than those last two performances and maybe a break will have helped; not ruled out each-way.

25/1

0

4

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

13:50 Leopardstown

Buddy One

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Good handicap form last season, third in the Martin Pipe and second to fellow Irish raider Fennor Cross at Aintree; improved in recent months when upped in trip, winning over 2m6f at Galway and 3m at Cheltenham; failed to cope with rise in class when last of five in the Hatton's Grace; faces less formidable opposition now and the longer trip will suit.

7/1

Form: 3261-1 D

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Hasn't run a bad race over hurdles in six starts and has landed Listed honours the last twice, showing a good attitude to defeat Walk With Paul by 1l at Killarney 80 days ago; mark looks workable on handicap debut and she should be on the premises.

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12th

1

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Shecouldbeanything

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Four-time hurdle winner; last win came in a Listed handicap at Killarney in August before a fine run in defeat under a big weight at Listowel; found to have made a respiratory noise last time in a Listed hurdle at Punchestown, a race also contested by Broomfield Bijou; definite chance with tongue-tie fitted; good 5lb claimer.

8/1

4th

3

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 40y

13:20 Punchestown

Shecouldbeanything

11st 1lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Four-time hurdle winner, including three times at this level and once at this track; last win came in a Listed handicap at Killarney before a fine run in defeat under a big weight at Listowel; ground and trip versatile, so likely to go close with yard in great form.

15/8

3rd

5

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Shecouldbeanything

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in rear, headway before 4 out, prominent after 3 out, led before 2 out, headed before last, not fluent last, no extra run-in, no match for first two

6/1

Form: 56-121 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Showed much improved form this season, landing two handicaps either side of a runner-up effort at Perth where 2m4f seemed to stretch his stamina; latest win coming in a valuable contest at Cartmel last month; demands of this race should suit given he typically travels powerfully and he could figure.

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8th

19

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Fiveonefive

10st 10lb

J: E Walsh

T: Cian Collins

Irish hurdler who has winning form on British soil, namely at Cartmel (2m1f, good to soft) and Hereford (2m, good); seemingly outstayed over 2m4f at Punchestown (soft to heavy) last month and evidently needs a return to shorter; headgear enlisted.

50/1

5th

2

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

15:20 Punchestown

Fiveonefive

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Cian Collins

Three-time winner, two in Britain including in a novice handicap at Hereford in November; probably finished as close as he was entitled in a Navan novice event last month; chance in a competitive race.

7/1

3rd

3

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 0f 0y

12:45 Navan

Fiveonefive

11st 4lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Cian Collins

raced in third, lost third but in touch with leaders before 3 out, mistake when pecked on landing 2 out, went third again from last, no match for first two

6/1

Form: 04-112 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Been in fine form of late, just failing by 0.75l to bring up the three timer at Bellewstown last month; mark is creeping up and soft ground would be a question mark but he has to be respected.

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2nd

2

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

14:10 Navan

Set Point

11st 8lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second throughout, pressed winner before 2 out, kept on until no extra final 110yds

11/4

5th

2

(1)

12th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:45 Laytown

Set Point

12st 2lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

Useful hurdler who has mostly been running well this year and had some decent Flat form to his name for previous yard, albeit over longer distances; should be a factor.

11/2

5th

3

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:50 Killarney

Set Point

10st 13lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Progressive in early summer, denied a hat-trick when beaten by Wouldn't You Agree at Bellewstown; just over 2l behind Shecouldbeanything when seventh of 20 at Galway where he didn't get a clear run in the straight.

8/1

Form: 22106- D

Last run: 117 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Very useful on the Flat and ran well here on Monday when beaten 11l into fifth in 2m1f Flat handicap; solid form over hurdles but found Mares Novice at Cheltenham and Grade 1 at Fairyhouse too competitive; opening mark doesn't look overly harsh and she is a major player.

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11

(30)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Lot Of Joy

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: W P Mullins

Her first British challenge saw a heavy defeat over hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival this March and she's not made a serious impact since, particularly on Flat; there was, however, a bold show from her in the Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh (2m, yielding) last year.

22/1

11th

19

(3)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Lot Of Joy

9st 6lb

J: Ben Coen

T: W P Mullins

midfield

20/1

8th

5

(9)

12th Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

18:25 Galway

Lot Of Joy

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: W P Mullins

Versatile mare; ran twice here at the festival; sixth of 20 in the big amateur handicap; mid-division in the Galway Hurdle; would get 10lb from stablemate Echoes in Rain in a handicap.

14/1

Form: 742-16 D BF

Last run: 2 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

4-7 since joining Willie Mullins and landed a Ballinrobe handicap in good style when last seen, staying on strongly to come home 4.25l in front; 12lb rise seems on the harsh side but he is open to more progression; engaged in the 8.20 here Wednesday.

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6th

19

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Wellhavewan

10st 1lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump with fluency, led narrowly, headed and prominent 2nd, lost position on inner 19th, kept on but no impression towards near side after 3 out

12/1

2nd

15

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Wellhavewan

10st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, soon pressed leader, mistake 13th, joined leader 3 out

9/4

1st

15

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 50y

13:42 Navan

Wellhavewan

10st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Won his fourth race over hurdles when scoring at Killarney (2m6f) in August and not a bad run at Cheltenham over 3m since; handles soft but his best form is on a sounder surface; needs more.

7/1

Form: 23-112 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Is 2-3 over hurdles and impressed with how he saw out 2m5f at Roscommon on his penultimate start; 0.5l second to the useful Williamstowndancer since, shaping as if he needed a stiffer test; one of the lesser exposed contenders but opening mark demands plenty.

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2nd

2

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:30 Cork

Lucid Dreams

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Three wins apiece over hurdles and fences from 2m-2m7f on all types of ground; fine efforts in defeat in graded chase company the last twice and should run his race again; has a bit to find against his sole rival at these weights but could take advantage if that one doesn't run to his mark.

11/8

3rd

1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 192y

14:30 Thurles

Lucid Dreams

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

took keen hold, raced in third, dropped to rear before 3 out, outpaced after 2 out, not fluent last, went modest third run-in

7/2

2nd

5

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:23 Navan

Lucid Dreams

11st 3lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced wide, raced in second, challenging before 2 out, steadied last, kept on but no match for winner

15/2

Form: 0958-3 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Landed this contest last year off 2lb lower and boasts a 2-2 record at the track; acquitted herself respectably in a trio of chase starts this year but comes back in trip and reverts to hurdles; definite chance.

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5

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

11:55 Fairyhouse

Sit Down Lucy

10st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

in touch with leaders, mistake 5th, mistake and lost ground 9th

16/1

7th

7

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:45 Down Royal

Sit Down Lucy

10st 9lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Peter Fahey

Three-time winner over jumps but has struggled to find her best form over hurdles or fences since the spring; others preferred.

20/1

6th

4

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:50 Limerick

Sit Down Lucy

11st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

Won big pot over hurdles at last year's Galway festival and made winning start over fences at same track; not competitive in good company next few chase starts but creditable third in Wexford handicap in July and not done with when departing two out at Killarney; trip fine but would prefer better grouund.

7/1

Form: 3/55/1 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Experienced dual-purpose type who got off the mark on his second start for this stable when winning at Cork, staying on well to score by 4.5l; had run well when fifth in competitive handicap at Punchestown prior to that off 3lb higher and looks on a nice mark.

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5th

5

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

Great Bear

11st 1lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Only his second run for Henry de Bromhead when returning from long absence to win 18-runner Cork maiden (2m1f, yielding) in July; didn't run badly in valuable Galway handicap the following month or in two subsequent chases; no surprise if he features.

12/1

3rd

5

17th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Great Bear

11st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Three Flat wins, only 1-12 over hurdles but achieved a mark of 124 that should make him competitive in this grade; no match for 137-rated hurdler Captain Conby on chase debut at Killarney.

4/1

2nd

5

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:15 Killarney

Great Bear

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, headway disputing second with one circuit to go, went second 4 out, disputed lead 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on but no chance with winner run-in

8/1

Form: 31164- D

Last run: 100 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Showed useful form last Autumn, particularly when landing a Naas novice hurdle before a below-par effort in Grade 2 company; bounced back when fourth in strong looking contest at Punchestown 100 days ago and could figure on handicap debut.

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13th

3

4th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 11y

17:00 Galway

Nucky Johnson

11st 9lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

Showed useful form last Autumn, particularly when landing a Naas novice hurdle before a below-par effort in Grade 2 company; bounced back when fourth in strong looking contest at Punchestown 100 days ago and could figure on handicap debut.

14/1

4th

2

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

16:15 Punchestown

Nucky Johnson

11st 10lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

Has come a long way this season; won a Fairyhouse bumper, maiden hurdle here and a Naas novice, all over 2m; was well below form in a Grade 2 novice at Fairyhouse last time but has a shout if bouncing back to form over this longer trip.

6/1

6th

7

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Fairyhouse

Nucky Johnson

11st 4lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Noel Meade

Bumper winner here and having been awarded a Punchestown maiden hurdle (hampered) then followed up with much better level of form after a 121-day break when produced run-in to reel in a long-time clear leader in 2m Naas novice 10 days ago; progressing well and could be up to this rise in class.

9/2

Form: 136-U D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Winning juvenile hurdler at Punchestown in October who held his form well in Graded contests thereafter; been in good form on the Flat prior to handicap hurdle debut when he fell four out, travelling fine at the time; has a squeak.

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6th

2

(8)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

War Correspondent

9st 8lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: R P Cody

held up in rear

100/30

1st

6

(2)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

War Correspondent

8st 11lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: R P Cody

raced in second, led going best over 2f out, ridden under 2f out, clear 1f out, kept on well against near rail inside final furlong

14/1

11th

2

(1)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:37 Dundalk (AW)

War Correspondent

10st 1lb

J: Jake Coen

T: R P Cody

slowly away, in rear

14/1

10/1

Form: 6584-1

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Ran a cracker when beaten 3l into fourth in the Boodles at Cheltenham on his penultimate start and warmed up for this with a smooth 5l maiden hurdle success at Kilbeggan; gets in off a low weight and looks nicely treated.

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8

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Sundial

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Padraig Roche

Navan maiden winner on the Flat for Aidan O'Brien; mixed bag hurdling, good fourth in Boodles at Cheltenham before winning Kilbeggan maiden but never sighted in valuable Galway handicap (didn't jump well); didn't appear to stay in Curragh Flat handicap latest; well treated by race conditions but others hold greater potential at this stage and Walsh prefers Waterford Whispers.

13/2

5th

3

(2)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:45 Curragh

Sundial

9st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Padraig Roche

prominent

5/1

Form: 132-32 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Returned from a break to finish 4.5l behind Glan in a competitive handicap hurdle at Listowel and followed that up when runner-up to Highland Charge last time out, beaten 0.5l into second; drop back in trip holds no fears and he has an each-way chance in first-time blinkers.

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6th

2

(5)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

15:40 Tramore

Weddell Sea

10st 1lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Andrew McNamara

took keen hold, towards rear early, soon prominent

12/1

3rd

8

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 55y

16:20 Downpatrick

Weddell Sea

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Andrew McNamara

Came from the Flat in France and fair handicapper over hurdles, placed at Listowel and Kilbeggan earlier in the summer; not shamed in rated hurdle here last time and makes chasing debut.

9/1

Form: P5-022 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Scored twice at Perth last summer but hasn't been in the same form since; more like it when runner-up in claimer at Sligo in June and has since switched to a new handler; has been given a chance at the weights but it still looks a big ask.

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0

3

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 120y

14:45 Sligo

Britzka

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

Three-time hurdles winner for Gordon Elliott, including twice at Perth; second in a four-runner event at Clonmel in June on his only chase start; second in a claiming hurdle here in July; questions to answer in light of two handicap hurdle runs for this stable.

10/1

0

8

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:40 Bellewstown

Britzka

11st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

towards rear

40/1

20/1

Form: 062P-R D

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Stand-out effort over hurdles of late came when beaten roughly 4l into second by Gaelic Warrior at Leopardstown in February; then pulled up at Aintree before refusing to race at Haydock; ran well on the Flat at Leopardstown since but not so good last time at the Curragh; needs to put best foot forward.

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

1st

1

(10)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Nibiru

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: A J Martin

dwelt start, towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, headway when bit short of room and switched left under 2f out, pressed leaders when switched left and ran on inside final furlong, led up the centre final strides

16/1

8th

1

(6)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:37 Dundalk (AW)

Nibiru

10st 2lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: A J Martin

towards rear

20/1

Form: 2270-5 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Was struggling for form but showed a bit of spark when fifth at Bellewstown last time out; this looks a step too far however.

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

9th

11

(7)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Wajaaha

8st 11lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Patrick J McKenna

Last win came over C&D in November 2022 off 1lb higher; some good runs in defeat last autumn although tame effort when last seen in December; rider's 10lb claim a positive.

12/1

Form: 1303-0 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Down the field when well-fancied for the Boodles at Cheltenham but bounced back when third at Punchestown off 3lb lower than his current mark; weakened quickly in the Grimes Hurdle when last seen; tends to race keenly; has to shrug off latest effort but could have a big pot in him.

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

0

6

4th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 11y

17:00 Galway

Tekao

11st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: W P Mullins

midfield, nudged along when unseated 2 out

16/1

12th

12

6th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:15 Tipperary

Tekao

10st 11lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: W P Mullins

midfield

12/1

3rd

15

25th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 100y

16:50 Punchestown

Tekao

10st 3lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: W P Mullins

towards rear of midfield, headway from 2 out, keeping on when mistake last, ran on well and went third towards finish

14/1

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Payout
Exacta €14440.00
Straight Forecast €6732.80
Tricast €122307.20
Trifecta €16430.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Sit Down Lucy

SPOTLIGHT:

Buddy One

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Sundial

The Irish Sun:

Nibiru

POSTDATA:

Sit Down Lucy