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Francie “Banger” Burns Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 2m 4f 141y
  • 8 runners
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Francie “Banger” Burns Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: P5-134

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

In good form lately; held his own in better company than this at Galway three weeks ago, finishing a close-up fourth over a longer distance than this; overall form shows that he is versatile in terms of trip.

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

5th

5

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Moonovercloon

11st 2lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Irish handicap hurdler who scored twice (2m1f/2m4f) in the summer; respectable fifth in Pertemps qualifier here (3m, good to soft) most recently; remains in form but has raced 13 times in this sphere already and others have greater potential.

20/1

5th

7

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:00 Cheltenham

Moonovercloon

11st 4lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Progressive 6yo who has won twice this season (2m1f/2m4f) and was a very respectable fourth of 17 at Punchestown (2m4f, yielding to soft) this month; needs a career best but the new trip may unlock more improvement.

14/1

4th

1

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Punchestown

Moonovercloon

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Matthew J Smith

midfield, headway when not fluent 2 out, kept on and went fourth towards finish, never on terms

7/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 7-8943 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

1-20 record over hurdles is a negative; not beaten far in third at Downpatrick recently, form that will be pout to the test by runner-up The Grey Monty in the 6.40 event.

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

7th

12

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 67y

14:35 Punchestown

Game And Glory

10st 9lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Modest strike rate over hurdles (1-21); not as effective chasing of late but respected back hurdling although ground as soft as she wants.

14/1

10th

12

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Game And Glory

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Modest strike rate over hurdles (1-21); positives to be taken from her third place here last month; that was over a much shorter trip, but she can be given reasonable prospects of producing something similar, and perhaps even improving, over this trip.

8/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.60

Form: -21123 BF

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Gained three wins (including one over fences) during April/May; placed off his higher chase mark on his last two outings; still potentially well-treated in this sphere.

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

7th

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Arctic Ambition

11st 13lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Paul Robson

A multiple winner in Ireland for Gordon Elliott but he ended his time there out of form and has been below his best both starts for his current yard, a never-dangerous fourth over 2m5f here on the latter occasion; more is required despite a falling mark.

8/1

4th

2

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Arctic Ambition

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Paul Robson

Three-time chase winner but struggled in the autumn on final two runs for Gordon Elliott and same story on recent stable debut at Haydock.

40/1

0

6

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

15:10 Haydock

Arctic Ambition

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Paul Robson

in touch with leaders

20/1

Form: -00F01 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Tipperary maiden winner last year; moderate form in handicaps; had plenty to spare when winning a claiming race here in first-time cheekpieces 13 days ago; this is more difficult.

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

16th

17

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

14:00 Naas

Must Meet Cecil

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Cian Collins

raced in second, soon clear with one other

14/1

1st

9

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Must Meet Cecil

11st 6lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

Winner of two claiming races during August; did well to beat Bal De Rio and subsequent winner Starman at Bellewstown; overall handicap form raises doubts.

8/1

Form: -4F405

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner at Down Royal in March; has faced stiff tasks since then including over fences; others preferred.

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

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 74y

15:05 Thurles

Western Comandor

11st 8lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Andrew McNamara

towards rear

50/1

3rd

8

8th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Kilbeggan

Western Comandor

11st 12lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

towards rear throughout, detached when not fluent but left in modest third last

16/1

5th

9

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

19:35 Ballinrobe

Western Comandor

11st 12lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

held up in rear

14/1

Form: 6550-8

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Last month's Kilbeggan run was her first after a break and handicap debut; safely held by fifth-placed Game And Glory.

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

7th

13

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Jewelinthesky

11st 5lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

in touch with leaders, weakened after 2 out (usual 3 out), hampered last (usual 2 out)

33/1

6th

9

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

19:10 Sligo

Jewelinthesky

10st 9lb

J: Daniel King

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Last month's Kilbeggan run was her first after a break and handicap debut; safely held by fifth-placed Game And Glory.

20/1

8th

12

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Jewelinthesky

11st 2lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield

14/1

Form: 856-55

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Last four runs have been over fences; best hurdles form last season was at Downpatrick, soundly beaten over fences at that venue last time.

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

13th

7

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 140y

14:25 Punchestown

Diamondinthemud

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Maiden hurdle winner last year has been below form in handicaps the last twice (beaten when unseated at Listowel) and needs his best.

20/1

0

2

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Diamondinthemud

12st 0lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

prominent, led after 3rd, headed after 2 out (usual 3 out), weakening when badly hampered by faller and unseated last (usual 2 out)

18/1

7th

7

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

19:10 Sligo

Diamondinthemud

11st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Last four runs have been over fences; best hurdles form last season was at Downpatrick, soundly beaten over fences at that venue last time.

14/1

Form: 8-0458 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Last three runs have been over fences; no encouragement from a hurdles outing at Clonmel in May; over two years since his last win.

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

0

13

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Listowel

Punters Poet

10st 12lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Dual hurdle winner but lacks chasing experience (0-4) and doesn't arrive here in much form.

50/1

11th

14

(10)

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 144y

19:25 Clonmel

Punters Poet

10st 9lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield

25/1

8th

8

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

19:10 Sligo

Punters Poet

10st 11lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Last three runs have been over fences; no encouragement from a hurdles outing at Clonmel in May; over two years since his last win.

16/1

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Non-runners

Cottie, Dancing Jeremy

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Payout
Exacta €161.00
Straight Forecast €161.10
Tricast €358.90
Trifecta €716.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Moonovercloon

SPOTLIGHT:

Arctic Ambition

POSTDATA:

Cottie

TOPSPEED:

Moonovercloon

The Irish Sun:

Moonovercloon