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Kevin Egan Cars Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 4f 141y
  • 10 runners
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Kevin Egan Cars Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.40
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 723-50 BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Reported to have 'scoped badly after her last race at Ballinrobe; sent off favourite then on her second outing after a break; worth considering on the basis of two good runs at the same venue last year.

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

1st

13

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

18:40 Sligo

Sittingonthefence

11st 1lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

in touch with leaders, disputing second after 6th, led after 3 out, clear when ridden after last, reduced lead towards finish, just did enough

13/2

11th

9

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 122y

19:08 Ballinrobe

Sittingonthefence

11st 1lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

Improved since switch to handicaps and didn't run at all badly after 301 days away over 3m at Kilbeggan a month ago; could have been stretched by that trip; considered.

6/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 825-24 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Both wins have come over 2m3f plus on testing ground but handled the better ground well when second at Limerick in May behind a clear-cut winner; again coped well with a decent surface when fourth at Killarney last month.

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

9th

3

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:50 Naas

Dragons Pass

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Mrs Denise Foster

towards rear

25/1

9th

13

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Dragons Pass

11st 5lb

J: E Walsh

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Useful mare on her day with three wins at 2m4f, most recently in a mares' handicap here in November; well beaten off revised mark since and now switches to fences.

9/1

7th

1

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:15 Navan

Dragons Pass

12st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Mrs Denise Foster

prominent

16/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: /46-59

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Point winner in April; remote fifth in a 25-runner handicap at Punchestown on most recent hurdles start; down the field in a beginners' chase last time.

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

0

5

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Leish Oscars Son

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Point winner; fair fourth on handicap chase debut at Listowel in September; not at his best when an unplaced favourite over 2m7f at Killarney in October; took full advantage of return to beginners' company when winning easily at Tramore; should remain competitive despite 6lb rise.

4/1

1st

16

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

14:30 Tramore

Leish Oscars Son

11st 12lb

T: Gavin Cromwell

Point winner; not disgraced in handicap chases this term, though not at his best when an unplaced favourite over 2m7f at Killarney; reserve.

Form: 9-5547

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Showed fairly consistent form with fourth/fifth placings on her first three handicap attempts; Ballinrobe fourth appeared promising; lesser effort at Cork on latest; tongue-now as well as cheekpieces worn last time.

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

4th

6

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:47 Kilbeggan

Moyvilla Lass

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

in touch with leaders, prominent 4 out, went third 3 out, outpaced after 2 out, lost third run-in

16/1

4th

14

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

18:40 Sligo

Moyvilla Lass

11st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Showed fairly consistent form with fourth/fifth placings on her first three handicap attempts; Ballinrobe fourth appeared promising; lesser effort at Cork on latest; tongue-now as well as cheekpieces worn last time.

14/1

Form: 8-9066 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Better chaser than hurdler and not likely to be progressive at the age of ten; major improvement is needed from recent handicap hurdle runs

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

5th

4

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

18:40 Sligo

Bold Emperor

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Better chaser than hurdler and not likely to be progressive at the age of ten; major improvement is needed from recent handicap hurdle runs

14/1

6th

7

11th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 100y

17:30 Wexford

Bold Emperor

11st 13lb

J: Shane Fitzsimons

T: Thomas Gibney

Bolted up over fences here last summer but losing run since and he's been tailed off in each of his five runs this year.

16/1

6th

5

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Bold Emperor

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fitzsimons

T: Thomas Gibney

midfield, no impression when not fluent last

25/1

Form: 0000-4

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Progressive at a time when Cathal Byrnes was officially in charge two seasons ago, recording back-to-back wins on good ground over 2m at Tramore and Limerick; five low-key runs last season; has dropped in the ratings and showed signs of a return to form when a staying-on fourth at Limerick last time.

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

8

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 100y

19:20 Limerick

Gendarme

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Charles Coakley

Won twice over hurdles in 2021 for Cathal Byrnes; little of note since, no chasing experience; 3 lb out of the handicap.

25/1

11th

9

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 14y

14:22 Clonmel

Gendarme

11st 4lb

J: Cian Walsh

T: Charles Coakley

Won twice over 2m in 2021 for Charles Byrnes but not too much of note since, barely getting home over today's trip last twice; opposable.

14/1

8th

8

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:56 Limerick

Gendarme

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Charles Coakley

Won over 2m here in 2021 for Charles Byrnes but not too much of note since, last week's Tramore effort was a fair one; others preferred.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: -6228P

Last run: 12 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

19-race maiden; two good runs in June including C&D second; doubts raised by his last two starts.

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

6th

1

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:30 Killarney

Florey Spud

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: P F O’Donnell

Maiden four times second but over further and on goodish ground; below par of late but yard in good form.

12/1

7th

6

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:20 Wexford

Florey Spud

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: P F O’Donnell

20-race maiden; went close in a couple of handicap hurdles in June, including over 3m here; more recent form is more concerning and others preferred on that score.

10/1

7th

1

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

18:40 Sligo

Florey Spud

12st 0lb

J: Mr P W Gleeson

T: P F O’Donnell

19-race maiden; two good runs in June including C&D second; doubts raised by his last two starts.

14/1

Form: 768

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Goes into handicap company after three outings; hard to assess but he is one of the younger members of the field and is open to improvement

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

8th

9

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

18:40 Sligo

Royal Class

11st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Goes into handicap company after three outings; hard to assess but he is one of the younger members of the field and is open to improvement

12/1

8th

6

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 5y

16:38 Ballinrobe

Royal Class

11st 4lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Some progression from his first to his second run over hurdles; needs this for a mark but might not be far from the shake-up.

14/1

Form: 408-47

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Never nearer than at the finish when 9l fourth of 20 in a 2m4f maiden at Punchestown in June; reported to be distressed after his handicap debut at Limerick; best watched against that background.

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

6th

1

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

16:10 Thurles

Smallcraftwarning

12st 0lb

J: Miss T Quail

T: Miss Evanna McCutcheon

Off the mark at the tenth attempt when scoring over C&D last month at odds of 40-1 under today's rider; 7lb higher now so questionable if he can back that up.

6/1

1st

9

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Smallcraftwarning

11st 0lb

J: Miss T Quail

T: Miss Evanna McCutcheon

prominent, not fluent 1st, soon briefly disputed lead, led narrowly before 2 out, went clear approaching last, ridden out

33/1

11th

4

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:10 Cork

Smallcraftwarning

11st 11lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Miss Evanna McCutcheon

Decent fourth in Punchestown maiden in June but very poor form in handicaps since; tongue-tie added.

33/1

Form: 7000-4

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner, two Flat/two over hurdles; shaped quite well at Tramore in June on first run since a below-par display at Leopardstown in March.

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

10th

11

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 110y

14:25 Sligo

Breezy Bell

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Edward Cawley

Record of 2-26 over hurdles; almost two years since her last win and now 7lb lower; no encouragement from her two most recent runs.

20/1

15th

15

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Breezy Bell

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

towards rear

33/1

10th

10

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

18:40 Sligo

Breezy Bell

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Edward Cawley

prominent, raced in second after 2nd, led after 3rd, headed after 3 out, soon weakened quickly

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €705.00
Straight Forecast €580.20
Tricast €1597.10
Trifecta €3068.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

The Grey Monty

SPOTLIGHT:

Gendarme

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