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Pat Smullen Cancer Trials Ireland Charity Race

  • Prize money: £52.21
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • 13 runners
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Pat Smullen Cancer Trials Ireland Charity Race

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.40
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 10-421

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

At the top of his game over 2m; now rated 100 after Galway second and fine Ascot win.

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

5th

10

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

The Very Man

11st 2lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Mrs John Harrington

No hurdle wins since January 2022 but won on the Flat at Ascot last year; didn't show much back over timber at the Dublin Racing Festival last time and others are more convincing.

20/1

17th

2

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

The Very Man

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Mrs John Harrington

Won the stayers' contest at the Shergar Cup meeting on the Flat last year before lesser efforts in both the Irish and Newmarket Cesarewitch; ran well when last seen over timber at the Punchestown festival, finishing runner-up to the well treated Seddon; while he's a point winner, he hasn't shown much over this sort of trip under rules and was ninth in this race off the same mark last season.

40/1

16/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won ordinary maiden hurdle at Sligo, well held in Galway handicap hurdle last time.

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

8th

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Bukhill

12st 0lb

J: Eamonn Fitzgerald

T: Peter Fahey

midfield

5/1

12th

17

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

Bukhill

10st 2lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Peter Fahey

Kept on well to win tactical six-runner handicap at Downpatrick (2m2f, soft) three weeks ago and is now 2-5 over hurdles but he's 3lb out of the weights here and several others have more compelling form.

16/1

1st

6

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 165y

14:25 Downpatrick

Bukhill

11st 1lb

J: Eamonn Fitzgerald

T: Peter Fahey

in touch with leaders, disputing third 2 out, went second and challenging after last, soon led and ridden, kept on well towards finish, always doing enough

13/2

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7/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 341/8-

Last run: 470 days

W: 12st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Mid-field Galway Hurdle run respectable; was worthy of mid-80s mark on Flat in Britain.

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

4th

2

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

14:00 Naas

Amir Kabir

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear

10/1

1st

1

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

14:10 Navan

Amir Kabir

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

made all, faced challenge 2 out, soon ridden, went clear again final 110yds, kept on well

Evs

3rd

3

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Curragh

Amir Kabir

12st 6lb

J: Ms Hannah Smullen

T: Gordon Elliott

Mid-field Galway Hurdle run respectable; was worthy of mid-80s mark on Flat in Britain.

7/1

Form: -04300

Last run: 11 days

W: 12st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won two valuable handicap prizes last year; not as good lately but has rating to contend.

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10th

10

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Punchestown

Jungle Cove

12st 0lb

J: Sara Jane Tracy

T: Mrs John Harrington

Runner-up, beaten 4l in this race last year; no Stuzzikini this time around and fit from recent run.

3/1

7th

4

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Jungle Cove

9st 5lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Mrs John Harrington

Won pair of valuable handicaps in 2022 but not at the same level last term when placed just once in eight starts; out the back on AW return six weeks ago.

14/1

Form: 77-310

Last run: 56 days

W: 12st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Gained sixth Flat win at Sligo in May; not much since but rated to be competitive.

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

3rd

2

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:02 Lingfield

In From The Cold

11st 11lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Grace Harris

disputing second, lost position before 4th, raced in last when not fluent 5th, left in third 4 out, hampered by loose horse before 3 out, struggling on turn after 3 out, tailed off

5/1

5th

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

In From The Cold

11st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Grace Harris

Left Gordon Elliott after a disappointing Flat run in the autumn; ran okay to be fourth of six back over hurdles on stable debut at Kempton (2m, good to soft) and he contested a Class 2 last time at Doncaster; seems to be okay on heavy and he could have some say.

10/1

Form: 80-000

Last run: 150 days

W: 12st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Modest maiden hasn't shown much for quite a while and looks outclassed.

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

5th

8

(10)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Adhuil

9st 4lb

J: Rebecca Parsons

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Longstanding maiden has gone close on a couple of occasions at this venue, notably last month's seasonal return when chasing home a ready winner (Manhattan Dandy head away third) over this trip, despite racing keenly from an outside draw; left with plenty to do when never featuring at Naas five days later; has to be respected back at this track.

4/1

10th

12

(8)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

19:50 Naas

Adhuil

9st 2lb

J: Rebecca Parsons

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Longstanding maiden but has gone close on a couple of occasions at Gowran, notably last Wednesday's seasonal return when when chasing home a ready (and well-backed) winner, despite racing keenly for today's rider; respected off same mark.

11/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Six-time hurdle winner at a modest level; unlikely to match some of these on the Flat.

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

7th

5

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Curragh

Gotthenod

12st 4lb

J: Fergus Lawlor

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Six-time hurdle winner at a modest level; unlikely to match some of these on the Flat.

25/1

9th

2

8th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:30 Roscommon

Gotthenod

12st 0lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

led, hit 3rd, joined 10th, lost position 3 out, switched left 2 out, weakened approaching last

9/1

6th

2

9th Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 88y

16:55 Sligo

Gotthenod

11st 13lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

prominent

5/1

Form: /017-6

Last run: 51 days

W: 12st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Mark of 84 from his time in Britain but out of form Flat and jumps for current yard.

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

7th

19

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Fireworks

10st 13lb

T: John Joseph Hanlon

prominent, lost position before 3 out, no extra from 2 out

Form: 14000- D

Last run: 365 days

W: 12st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Been running okay over hurdles but even the best of his Flat form leaves him up against it.

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

6th

5

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

The Virginian

11st 4lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Padraig Roche

10-race maiden over jumps but shaped okay on return from a five-month break on chase debut; could be a big player back in this sphere with that run under his belt.

8/1

6th

8

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Naas

The Virginian

11st 4lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

AW Flat winner, mild promise in handicap hurdles in May/June; returns after a break and may need chasing experience.

12/1

Form: 200078

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Long-standing maiden over around 1m; very stiff task.

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

3rd

16

(7)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Gowran Park

Tall Story

8st 12lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Now a 34-race maiden, placed eight times but hard to have much confidence in him, since he has been no closer than tenth in three starts this season; has slumped in the rating since 2021 when he had good form including a C&D second in a maiden.

14/1

11th

25

(22)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Curragh

Tall Story

8st 12lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Mid-division at this venue on seasonal debut; similar at Leopardstown; longstanding maiden (0-33, placed eight times); others preferred.

25/1

Form: 699070

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Has a mark in the mid-60s and not in much form lately.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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17th

21

(13)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Cork

Halcyon Spirit

8st 13lb

J: Abbie Murphy

T: J Motherway

Third reserve; Dundalk winner; ran okay in a claimer here in September but poor runs since for John McConnell; debuts for James Motherway here.

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Been in good form over hurdles, bolting up at Tipperary and fourth over 2m6f at Galway.

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

21th

22

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

Watch The Weather

10st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: R P Cody

Left his previous form behind when bolting up at Tipperary last summer but struggled on softer ground twice since; conditions need to help spark a revival here.

33/1

6th

1

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 2

16:15 Chepstow

Watch The Weather

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: R P Cody

Bolted up at Tipperary (2m4f), and off a 14lb higher mark ran perfectly well in a Listed handicap at the Galway Festival (2m6f, soft); still quite lightly raced and has travelled over from County Kilkenny.

25/1

Form: 480089

Last run: 134 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 43

Form & Verdict

50-race maiden with a lowly mark; should enjoy the day out without being competitive.

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

8th

5

(9)

12th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Laytown

Cometh The Man

10st 3lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Long-standing maiden got the half-century up when well held at Dundalk in April; ran well above his mark in C&D contest a year ago so that gives him a little chance of getting into the money.

14/1

13th

12

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Curragh

Cometh The Man

12st 0lb

J: Joey Ryan

T: John C McConnell

50-race maiden with a lowly mark; should enjoy the day out without being competitive.

100/1

9th

6

(13)

14th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:40 Dundalk (AW)

Cometh The Man

9st 1lb

J: Dean Curran

T: John C McConnell

49-race maiden; wasn't beaten far here on Tuesday and won't mind return to 7f but hard to fancy for win purposes given his overall record.

16/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Very Man

RP RATINGS (IRE):

The Very Man

POSTDATA:

The Very Man

The Irish Sun:

The Very Man