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Lighthouse At Clifford Electrical Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 2m 4f 80y
  • 13 runners
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Lighthouse At Clifford Electrical Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.20
  • Place: £2.10

Form: -82221

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Useful form over staying trips; deserved her maiden win in a 2m7f maiden at Killarney after solid handicap efforts at Kilbeggan and Tipperary; shorter trip possibly not ideal but the fact that she gets weight from all 12 rivals is a positive.

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

7th

7

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Emily In Paris

11st 8lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: D E Fitzgerald

Improving mare; added to her Killarney maiden winner when landing a handicap at Sligo; did okay off her revised mark at Ballinrobe last time and is a likely contender here.

11/2

7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 404-92 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Dual winning hurdler and went closest yet over fences at Kilbeggan last month when second to the in-form Pakens Rock on handicap debut; slightly higher mark in this sphere.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Junior Rattler

11st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Outclassed last time at Thurles so forget that run and had previously finished runner-up in three consecutive races, two chases and a hurdle; fairly treated and entitled to be in the mix.

10/1

5/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: -FP819 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Back to form when justifying market support at Ballinrobe, making all and jumping well to beat a strong favourite; went up 6lb for that and faced a tough task in a competitive handicap at Galway; should be more at home in this company.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 150y

14:50 Navan

Influential Lady

11st 1lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

in touch with leaders, went third when nudged along 2 out, keeping on when switched right and went second when pushed along before last, ridden to lead run-in, won going away

16/1

Form: 644U-3

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Appreciated the return to 2m on the Flat when a comfortable winner at Tramore last month, his ninth Flat win and 11th in all; beaten 6l in third behind today's rival Influential Lady at Ballinrobe just over a fortnight ago.

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

9

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Wild Shot

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, weakened after 4 out, detached when mistake 3 out

25/1

13th

6

(4)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Wild Shot

9st 10lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: John C McConnell

midfield

7/1

Form: 00-720

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Juvenile hurdle winner in France; had shown little in Ireland until much improved to finish a clear second in a 2m1f handicap last month; has a bit to find with Influential Lady on Galway running.

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7th

1

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

18:10 Bellewstown

Delante

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Thomas Cooper

midfield, headway and went third halfway, lost position after 4 out, dropped to rear before 3 out, soon no extra

16/1

5th

6

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:35 Sligo

Delante

11st 2lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

in touch with leaders, headway and challenging before 2 out, outpaced after 2 out, weakened approaching last

8/1

13th

12

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

19:15 Galway

Delante

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Thomas Cooper

French winner (soft) had shown little for current yard until much improved clear second to Red Ball Of Fire in Sligo handicap last month; 2lb higher but could have more to offer back on softer ground.

14/1

Form: 0P0-12 CD BF

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Winner of six races on the Flat in Britain; in good form over hurdles this summer; C&D winner and a clear second under a big weight over 3m at Kilbeggan, both on decent ground; finished last in a Flat handicap at Galway on Friday.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

1

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

True Destiny

12st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

midfield, dropped to rear halfway

25/1

6th

11

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:35 Sligo

True Destiny

10st 10lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

Winner of six races on the Flat in Britain; in good form over hurdles this summer; C&D winner and a clear second under a big weight over 3m at Kilbeggan, both on decent ground; finished last in a Flat handicap at Galway on Friday.

6/1

Form: 3/1P- BF

Last run: 250 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner last November, when having only his second start and confirming the promise of a debut third in a bumper at Leopardstown the previous season; given another break after a poor display at Fairyhouse last December, his rider reporting he raced too freely; interesting on the Clonmel form, second is now rated 135, third won a Galway festival handicap.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

The Four Sixes

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Front-runner who has progressed well this season (2m3f-2m5f) and was still travelling within himself when falling at Ascot last month, albeit still a fair way from home; will need his best yet to defy this high a mark but that's feasible.

8/1

3

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

17:05 Ascot

The Four Sixes

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Won on stable debut at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) on Boxing Day and this front-runner has been placed there the next twice (2m3f, soft); this lightly raced and progressive 6yo can make another bold bid provided today's better ground isn't an issue.

3/1

2nd

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

16:35 Wetherby

The Four Sixes

12st 1lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Prominent racer who was a comfortable winner on stable debut here (2m5f, soft) on Boxing Day and was a close third to War Soldier over today's C&D (soft) last time; every chance he'll be thereabouts once more.

11/2

10/1

Form: /40-42

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Three Flat wins maiden over hurdles, best run almost two years ago when second in a handicap at Bellewtown. more on her plate now than when second in a maiden at Ballinrobe last time.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Clifftop

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: H Rogers

held up in rear, headway from 5 out, prominent 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, headed run-in, no extra and lost second towards finish

100/1

OUR TIP

Form: 9-0785

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Put two decent runs last October when runner-up in a pair of conditions hurdles at Punchestown and this venue; much harder to make a case for him on this year's handicap form; beaten 20l in fifth at Kilbeggan last time.

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15

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Typical Thomas

10st 3lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Andrew Fahey

Stayed on well to win a beginners' over 2m3f at Kilbeggan last autumn and followed up in a Listed handicap chase at Cork; out of the money in a pair of Leopardstown handicaps in January/February; better ground now should be a help.

25/1

6th

11

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Typical Thomas

10st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Andrew Fahey

Stayed on well to win a beginners' over 2m3f at Kilbeggan and followed up in a Listed handicap chase at Cork in October; not as good over C&D since behind some of these and while lightly raced over fences, it's hard to see him turning the form around.

12/1

6th

8

26th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Typical Thomas

11st 3lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: James Andrew Fahey

raced in second, led narrowly before 2nd

7/1

Form: 701/0-

Last run: 453 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Veteran rider partnered him to an unlikely victory at Kilbeggan in April last year; tailed off at Wexford the following month and now has a lengthy absence to overcome; first start for Dermot McLoughlin.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Eat The Book

12st 0lb

J: Mr S W Condon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent

100/1

0

7

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:45 Punchestown

Eat The Book

11st 2lb

J: Mr S W Condon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Second runner for yard; pulled-up after returning from a long absence at Sligo and best watched for now.

40/1

0

4

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:35 Sligo

Eat The Book

11st 8lb

J: Mr S W Condon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Veteran rider partnered him to an unlikely victory at Kilbeggan in April last year; tailed off at Wexford the following month and now has a lengthy absence to overcome; first start for Dermot McLoughlin.

25/1

Form: 412252

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner at Clonmel last September; won a maiden hurdle at Tipperary in May; limitations exposed in novice company since then, and the form figures are possibly a little flattering; for instance, she was beaten 14l when second at Ballinrobe; makes handicap debut.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:27 Down Royal

Lady Of The Vale

11st 0lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Andrew Slattery

Won on good ground at Bellewstown in August; has been let down by her jumping on her last two starts; not suited by the race conditions.

50/1

0

3

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 150y

15:15 Limerick

Lady Of The Vale

10st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Andrew Slattery

towards rear, not fluent 1st, bad mistake 2nd, in rear when fell 3 out

6/1

3rd

4

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Gowran Park

Lady Of The Vale

10st 11lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Andrew Slattery

Deserved her recent Bellewstown win; all wins on good (to yielding) and probably vulnerable in any case.

14/1

Form: 244-03

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner; has struggled over hurdles since Downpatrick second last summer; remote last of three finishers at Kilbeggan in his first handicap; cheekpieces on now; up against it.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 185y

16:50 Downpatrick

Eco Pete

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

chased clear leader, headway 3 out, led narrowly approaching last, headed final 110yds, no match for winner

18/1

Form: 82/4-4

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a Navan maiden hurdle for Gordon Elliott the season before last; poor run in a Downpatrick maiden hurdle last October; not a bad effort in a 2m1f Ballinrone maiden on stable/seasonal debut but others have stronger credentials.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

9

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

General Maximus

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Brian M McMahon

Showed promise for Gordon Elliott but didn't really go on from that; not a bad effort here on debut for this yard but bolted to post at Sligo last time and ran no race; questions to answer.

28/1

0

12

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:35 Sligo

General Maximus

10st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Brian M McMahon

bolted to post, walked into the start, took keen hold, in rear

12/1

4th

9

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 5y

17:08 Ballinrobe

General Maximus

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brian M McMahon

Runner-up in a Navan maiden hurdle for Gordon Elliott 16 months ago; not seen since a poor effort in a Downpatrick maiden hurdle in October; hooded for his stable debut and difficult to know what to expect; likely to improve for this.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €491.00
Straight Forecast €383.10
Tricast €3097.40
Trifecta €7382.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Four Sixes

POSTDATA:

Lady Of The Vale

TOPSPEED:

Clifftop

RP RATINGS (IRE):

True Destiny

The Irish Sun:

The Four Sixes