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17:20 Killarney

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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Hurdle

  • Prize money: £9137.17
  • 2m 6f 180y
  • 6 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.90
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 3-1120

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Late-maturing 8yo only started racing in March; followed up Ballinrobe maiden win with ready success over 2m4f at Roscommon; creditable second back over 2m at that venue and too keen when mid-field in Galway handicap; bred to stay but needs to settle.

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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

15/8

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 4234-2

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Placed in three maidens including when second to subsequent Grade 1 winner Good Land at Leopardstown's Christmas meeting; settled better than on some occasions when second over 2m5f at Galway last time; did little wrong there and was nearly 3l in front of Black Bamboo; not crying out for this longer trip but should get it around here; tongue-tie.

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3rd

3

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

14:45 Cheltenham

Tag Man

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Took seven attempts to get off the mark over hurdles but bumped into some good horses before last month's comfortable success at Listowel (2m4f, yielding to soft); hold each-way claims at least here.

7/2

1st

12

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Tag Man

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

travelled strongly, prominent, led from 4th, went clear 2 out, bad mistake last, eased towards finish, comfortably

Evs

2nd

6

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 180y

17:20 Killarney

Tag Man

11st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Placed in three maidens including when second to subsequent Grade 1 winner Good Land at Leopardstown's Christmas meeting; settled better than on some occasions when second over 2m5f at Galway last time; did little wrong there and was nearly 3l in front of Black Bamboo; not crying out for this longer trip but should get it around here; tongue-tie.

15/8

Form: 2P1-22

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

2m maiden winner at Kilbeggan was runner-up over 3m at same venue in June; in fair form in staying maidens on the Flat lately; blinkers go on and doesn't seem the type to run too free in them.

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12

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Stuzzikini

11st 3lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Consistent spell culminated in a wide-margin win at Clonmel (3m, heavy) in November; form has dipped markedly in his two subsequent starts, which is far from ideal coming to this bigger stage and also leaves him with still something to prove off this sort of mark.

33/1

9th

3

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Stuzzikini

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Consistent performer gained a second career win in a Clonmel handicap hurdle in November; well beaten off his new mark at Punchestown later that month; best watched.

20/1

8th

3

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Punchestown

Stuzzikini

11st 6lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Consistent young hurdler who took his form to a new level with a wide-margin 3m Clonmel win; up 9lb for that but probably capable of sustained progress in tests of stamina such as this.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 77-621 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Wasn't stopping when winning 2m1f handicap here last month; pedigree suggest he may improve for this longer trip and not ruled out despite having plenty to find on ratings.

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2nd

1

10th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:15 Cork

Solitary Man

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E Bolger

Progressing well since upped in trip, winning Killarney novice and narrowly beaten in C&D novice before career-best in similar (Listed) contest last month, outjumping What Path two out and seeing it out well from the last; 4lb worse off with that rival here but possibly as the greater scope for improvement.

7/2

1st

2

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:05 Cork

Solitary Man

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E Bolger

An improved sort stepped up in trip lately; won a Killarney novice before being just denied over C&D by Desert Heather; is better off at the weights with that rival today and can go close.

9/4

2nd

3

15th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 50y

14:35 Cork

Solitary Man

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E Bolger

Has improved at Killarney in recent months, winning there twice including comfortable success in rated novice over 2m7f last time; faces stronger rivals here but stays well and a leading contender.

9/4

Form: /83-23

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner on soft at Limerick last year; seems a real three-miler in the making; outpaced after the second-last when third, around 3l behind Tag Man, in Galway maiden but the way he came up the hill was encouraging.

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6th

14

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Black Bamboo

10st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: John Joseph Murphy

Sixth in big fields at Leopardstown (3m, soft) and Cheltenham (2m5f, soft) on his last two outings, deserving extra credit considering late mistakes in the Coral Cup on latest; today's step back up in distance should suit and he's one to take seriously off an unchanged mark.

10/1

6th

24

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Black Bamboo

10st 9lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: John Joseph Murphy

Bumper winner who's won a 2m4f Cork maiden (last October) from seven hurdle races; hooded first time when he came from well off the pace for sixth of 22 to Maxxum at Leopardstown (upped to 3m, soft) on latest outing; hood left off today; could still be capable of better.

25/1

6th

20

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Black Bamboo

10st 10lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Joseph Murphy

towards rear

40/1

Form: 1-2012 C BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Had perfect set-up from better-fancied stablemate Effernock Fizz when winning over 2m4f here last month; runner-up over shorter trip at Sligo since; likely to stay but may not be good enough to cope with some of these.

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5th

9

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 112y

13:40 Thurles

Presenting Doyen

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Cian Collins

Dual hurdle winner earlier in year and plenty to like about her chase debut when beaten 6l at Ballinrobe last month; winner of that race has won over timber since and this mare ought to improve for the experience.

2/1

2nd

5

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:25 Ballinrobe

Presenting Doyen

11st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Cian Michael Collins

Won a Kilbeggan handicap hurdle plus a Killarney conditions hurdle this year, both at approx' 2m4f; gave away 9lb when second to Hazelhatch Lady at Sligo but was beaten when made mistakes at Killarney last time on soft; won't want too much rain but is rated 120, so a big player on chasing debut; placed in a point' from three starts.

9/4

0

5

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 180y

17:20 Killarney

Presenting Doyen

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: Cian Michael Collins

Had perfect set-up from better-fancied stablemate Effernock Fizz when winning over 2m4f here last month; runner-up over shorter trip at Sligo since; likely to stay but may not be good enough to cope with some of these.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta €170.00
Straight Forecast €187.00
Trifecta €939.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Tag Man

TOPSPEED:

Lucid Dreams

SPOTLIGHT:

Black Bamboo

POSTDATA:

Tag Man

The Irish Sun:

Tag Man