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Philip McBurney Racing Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 1f 165y
  • 12 runners
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Philip McBurney Racing Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 800-68

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Had plenty of horses behind when eighth at Punchestown; that was only his second handicap run, and improvement is possible with cheekpieces fitted.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

12

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Anyway

11st 9lb

J: Carl Millar

T: David Kenneth Budds

Raised 18lb for controversial Downpatrick win last summer (2m2f, good) and absent since creditable effort on softer ground at Fairyhouse in October; runs well fresh, has his ground and rider's claim a further positive so lots to like.

8/1

3rd

8

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Anyway

11st 6lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: David Kenneth Budds

Raised 18lb for controversial Downpatrick win, form well-advertised by two subsequent wins for the runner-up Gwan Tadhg; easier ground possibly the issue at Listowel when soundly beaten over 2m4f.

6/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: U069-1 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Bogged down in heavy ground when a disappointing favourite at Clonmel in January; left that run behind when winning over C&D 15 days ago; likely to be involved again despite 7lb rise.

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5th

6

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:07 Gowran Park

Gwan Tadhg

11st 3lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

midfield, headway and went third before 4 out, weakened before 2 out

9/1

7/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 400-36

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Made a bright start to life in handicaps when third at Sligo, appreciating the step up to 2m4f; not quite as good when sixth over the same trip at Killarney; place possibility.

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6th

4

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

19:10 Bellewstown

Tea It Is

11st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Vincent Carroll

in touch with leaders

8/1

3rd

4

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

14:40 Downpatrick

Tea It Is

11st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Vincent Carroll

Made a bright start to life in handicaps when third at Sligo, appreciating the step up to 2m4f; not quite as good when sixth over the same trip at Killarney; place possibility.

7/1

6th

8

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:35 Killarney

Tea It Is

11st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Vincent Carroll

Maiden's best effort came on latest when upped to this trip on handicap debut at Sligo 11 days ago, seeing it out well when third (good); progressive and could have more to offer although likely much softer ground here.

12/1

Form: P-0535

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Has had plenty of opportunities (0-11 hurdling, 0-20 Flat); fair form over hurdles and on Flat recently; place chance again after creditable second in a 1m handicap at Naas; hurdles form has included C&D third in July.

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5th

7

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Breagagh

11st 10lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

midfield, headway on outer 2 out, kept on well run-in, not reach leaders

10/1

3rd

6

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Breagagh

11st 10lb

J: Mr N Gault

T: S Michael Millar

Longstanding maiden has run respectably on the Flat lately but has been poor last twice over hurdles.

33/1

Form: 880P0-

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Poor maiden hurdle form last winter after a fair debut at Navan in September; transformation needed on handicap/seasonal debut.

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11th

23

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:40 Galway

Leading Flame

11st 8lb

T: Matthew J Smith

Third reserve; not a bad run on comeback making handicap debut at Downpatrick; could be involved with improvement likely up in trip.

5th

7

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

14:40 Downpatrick

Leading Flame

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Matthew J Smith

Poor maiden hurdle form last winter after a fair debut at Navan in September; transformation needed on handicap/seasonal debut.

20/1

21th

11

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Leading Flame

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Matthew J Smith

always towards rear, pushed along when reminders after 4th, mistake 4 out

100/1

Form: 3567-5

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

His two wins came back-to-back in handicaps in May 2019 for this stable; modest placed form in Britain in recent seasons; made an encouraging return for his original trainer when fifth at Ballinrobe a fortnight ago.

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0

11

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Charle Brune

10st 13lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: T Shanahan

Two wins came back-to-back in handicaps in May 2019 for this stable; modest placed form in Britain in recent seasons; made an encouraging return for his original trainer when fifth at Ballinrobe; around 14l behind good yardstick Gwan Tadgh when sixth at Downpatrick.

12/1

6th

13

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

14:40 Downpatrick

Charle Brune

10st 13lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: T Shanahan

His two wins came back-to-back in handicaps in May 2019 for this stable; modest placed form in Britain in recent seasons; made an encouraging return for his original trainer when fifth at Ballinrobe a fortnight ago.

8/1

Form: 60006-

Last run: 239 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Absent since a remote sixth (beaten 58l) at Fairyhouse in January; nothing to suggest she can feature; hood on now as well as usual tongue-tie.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

13

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Greatmindstinkalik

10st 13lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Never really in the race but stayed on to finish a remote fourth in a Listowel handicap hurdle last time; might be ridden a bit handier in this quite weak contest and could well do better for an in-form stable.

6/1

4th

14

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Greatmindstinkalik

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Matthew J Smith

held up in rear, headway after 3 out, kept on, never near to challenge

12/1

Form: 0-0036

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Has shown enough in her first two handicaps to suggest she could go close in this company; sixth at Cork was not significantly worse than previous Kilbeggan third.

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Verdict Starting price

16th

15

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 110y

19:05 Bellewstown

Georgies Gal

10st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear

10/1

12th

11

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Georgies Gal

10st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Solid efforts in her first two handicap hurdles at Kilbeggan and Cork; well beaten at Downpatrick last time but softer ground here looks like a plus.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 65F/02

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

In good form on the Flat last summer, notably when second in a 1m maiden at Limerick; definite chance after a recent second in a 2m handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan on his second run after a break; cheekpieces for the first time.

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7th

6

(4)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

15:25 Galway

Blackberry Jack

9st 4lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Denis Leahy

Maiden under both codes, running creditably on the level the last twice in testing conditions, keeping on late over 1m2f latest; worth a try at this longer trip and could be approaching a competitive mark.

13/2

Form: 6P50P8

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Unplaced on all 14 starts over hurdles; has struggled on last three starts in Britain; one of his better displays was when fifth over C&D in June.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

11

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:25 Limerick

Wee Jerry

10st 6lb

J: Kevin A Murphy

T: Neill McCluskey

Is 0-18 over hurdles; tailed off over 2m at Naas last time since a pleasing run over this trip at Downpatrick; new headgear combination.

14/1

Form: 608-44

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won a claimer on the Flat and has managed a couple of fourth placings in handicap hurdles; not beaten far at Wexford in May; met interference in a Flat handicap at Tramore on latest.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

6

(3)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Grizabella

9st 9lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Fairyhouse claimer winner over this trip last year has been mostly over hurdles this year; well beaten when last seen on the Flat.

20/1

Form: 0000F

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Posed no threat when falling three out on handicap debut here; 50-1 then, hard to fancy.

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Payout
Exacta €61.00
Straight Forecast €47.50
Tricast €242.20
Trifecta €333.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Blackberry Jack

The Irish Sun:

Across The Ocean

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Blackberry Jack