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Bective Stud Tea Rooms & Apartments Mullacurry Cup Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £8876.11
  • 2m 4f 90y
  • 15 runners
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Bective Stud Tea Rooms & Apartments Mullacurry Cup Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.40

Form: /10-17 C BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won a 3m handicap hurdle here in July (on good) and went in again here on the Flat on Tuesday (2m1f); first-time cheekpieces sported last night are replaced by blinkers, which didn't do wonders for him when tried once before.

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9th

3

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Dartan

11st 9lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Had a fruitful summer with two wins on the Flat (2m/2m1f) and two over hurdles (3m/2m4f); all those were on good or good to yielding, whereas he was well beaten in his three Irish runs on soft or heavy, so that's the worry.

14/1

12th

5

(12)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Dartan

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Matthew J Smith

Dual-purpose sort had been in good form over the summer, winning twice over 2m on the Flat and twice over hurdles; below form on soft last time; might find this trip a bit sharp.

9/1

12th

22

(23)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Dartan

9st 4lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Matthew J Smith

prominent, went second after 2f, led 4f out

66/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 40-428

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Second to Act Of God in this race two years ago and confirmed his liking for this track when successful on the Flat last September; Sligo last time was disappointing but back here he's not dismissed lightly.

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3rd

4

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Clifftop

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: H Rogers

held up in rear, headway from 5 out, prominent 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, headed run-in, no extra and lost second towards finish

100/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 1/07-3

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Returning from 246 days off when third at Killarney (2m7f) where late mistakes were no help; bit to find with runner-up Uhtred but could strip fitter this time.

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5th

1

27th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:55 Perth

Andys Flame

12st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Yet to make any further progress since winning 15-runner Downpatrick handicap (2m3f, good) in March and still needs to prove he's fully effective on soft ground but was placed on his last two appearances (2m7f/2m4f) and his trainer has a very good strike-rate in Britain.

11/2

3rd

11

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:40 Bellewstown

Andys Flame

10st 9lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

led, briefly headed 3rd

10/1

Form: 344-31 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Beaten in seven bumpers but made a winning start over hurdles in a 2m4f maiden at Roscommon, coming home just over 5l to the good; not sure he's that well handicapped off 123 and lacks experience for a race of this nature.

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5th

2

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 180y

15:00 Killarney

Lake Winnipesaukee

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Beaten in seven bumpers but won a Roscommon maiden on hurdling debut and solid Bellewstown handicap run since; up in trip but should stay; chance.

7/2

4th

4

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:40 Bellewstown

Lake Winnipesaukee

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield

6/1

1st

6

8th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 3f 185y

17:30 Roscommon

Lake Winnipesaukee

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, in touch with leaders after 8th, headway and challenging before 2 out, led approaching last, soon clear, easily

12/1

Form: 721331

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

This is tougher than usual but he's a model of consistency and defied a career-high mark at Ballinrobe in typically tenacious fashion; up another 7lb but dangerous to overlook.

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9

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Presenting Lad

10st 13lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Mark Michael McNiff

towards rear, mistake and unseated 6th

12/1

8th

8

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

13:55 Fairyhouse

Presenting Lad

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Twice successful over hurdles during the summer, enhancing his strike rate to 3-32; finished 5l behind Mister Wilson on chase debut at Sligo; open to improvement.

16/1

3rd

6

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 120y

14:45 Sligo

Presenting Lad

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Has run 32 times over hurdles, winning three times; two of those wins have come from his last five starts; may find a few of these too strong on chasing debut.

10/1

Form: 54-417

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Sligo maiden winner who was well held in a handicap hurdle at Galway before finishing second in Pat Smullen's charity race at the Curragh last weekend, chasing home a talented odds-on winner; this mark could be okay.

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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

Form: 536251 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

This is a much tougher test than at Wexford (2m4f, yielding) but he won that handicap eased down and a 7lb rise could have been worse.

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7th

14

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:40 Bellewstown

Navigator Jack

10st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Eoin Griffin

midfield

9/2

1st

4

11th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 100y

17:30 Wexford

Navigator Jack

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Eoin Griffin

Won handicap hurdle at Listowel and fairly consistent since but doesn't seem on a good handicap mark as a result and was a beaten favourite at Killarney last time; each-way claims.

5/1

5th

12

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:00 Killarney

Navigator Jack

11st 2lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

Listowel win last summer came on soft but showed that he handles good going when second at Bellewstown recently; stays further but this is probably close to his optimum trip.

6/1

Form: 3U-341

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Beat former smart Flat racer Wordsworth in a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle last month (2m1f, good) before running okay back on the Flat at the Curragh; an interesting handicap debutant.

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8th

1

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Art Of Silence

12st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gerard Keane

Beat the former Group 1-placed Wordsworth in a maiden hurdle at Ballinrobe in July; bumper winner at the same venue; seems best on good ground; plenty of weight here, others preferred.

14/1

8th

4

(12)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Art Of Silence

9st 8lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Gerard Keane

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner has been soundly beaten in two Flat handicaps and needs plenty more on AW debut.

25/1

8th

9

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:40 Bellewstown

Art Of Silence

10st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gerard Keane

towards rear

8/1

Form: 020-47 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Both wins have come at Fairyhouse; three below-par runs since his second at Thurles in March and tried chasing again the last time; others are more likely.

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5th

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Cork

Whatsavailable

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

midfield

12/1

3rd

7

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Whatsavailable

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

Dual winner ran his best race for some time when responding positively to first-time cheekpieces to be 2nd to Castle Field Boy over C&D last time; is 6lb better off with the winner today, so should give him more of a race.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 2516-F CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Flat/hurdle/chase winner; only 1lb higher than when beating Clifftop in this race two years ago and was in the process of returning to form when falling late on at Galway; could go well.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

3

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:40 Bellewstown

Act Of God

11st 8lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

in touch with leaders

25/1

0

19

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 108y

14:30 Galway

Act Of God

10st 11lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: E J O’Grady

Six-time winner, most recently over fences at Wexford a year ago; won off a similar mark two years ago but soundly beaten in a pair of Flat handicaps of late; others preferred.

33/1

13th

3

(12)

18th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 185y

19:50 Killarney

Act Of God

9st 7lb

J: W J Lee

T: E J O’Grady

Dual purpose performer has won six races, including twice on the Flat; should have improved from his Leopardstown return and be a player.

12/1

Form: /54-F0

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Not progressed as expected since winning a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle in April of last year and needed to run better at Killarney to be seriously considered for this.

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8th

7

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:50 Wexford

Imperial Ruler

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Fairyhouse maiden hurdle winner two years ago; nothing of note in his form since 2022; trainer has a better chance with Bocelli's Voice.

20/1

12th

4

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Imperial Ruler

12st 0lb

J: Mr J P Sutton

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Fairyhouse maiden hurdle winner two years ago but badly out of form last year and makes little appeal.

50/1

20th

16

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Imperial Ruler

11st 7lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

midfield

33/1

Form: 23-P2P D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Bit up and down these days but faced a tough task at Galway and was placed in three of his previous four starts, two of them hurdles; long time since he raced without either a visor, cheekpieces or blinkers.

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0

2

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:40 Bellewstown

Gallant John Joe

11st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

in touch with leaders

25/1

0

6

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 108y

14:30 Galway

Gallant John Joe

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Lightly-raced veteran and has come back quite well from a long period on the sidelines; good second in a staying handicap hurdle at Punchestown in February and again in a 3m conditions hurdle at Cork last month; goes on any ground and should give a good account.

14/1

2nd

5

14th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:35 Cork

Gallant John Joe

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

prominent, ridden after 3 out, chased clear leader 2 out, ridden and headway run-in, no impression towards finish

8/1

Form: 963-62

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Mostly disappointing for Dan Skelton but he was previously progressive for Joseph O'Brien and got back back on track when second on his debut for this yard at Killarney (2m7f, good to yielding); that's something to build on.

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0

7

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:40 Bellewstown

Uhtred

11st 1lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear

5/1

2nd

6

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 180y

15:05 Killarney

Uhtred

10st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Progressive for Joseph O'Brien early last season; was hit and miss for Dan Skelton in Britain since but he is back on a very good mark for his debut for this yard and any market support could be significant.

6/1

Form: 5-0220

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Back-to-back wins over 2m at Perth last summer; twice runner-up in June (chase/claiming hurdle) before finishing well beaten in a handicap hurdle at Galway; becoming hard to predict but capable of a decent show.

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No Results Found

Form: /1-015

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Made all at Sligo (2m1f, good) and gave it a good go at Galway (2m, yielding) only to wilt in the closing stages in one of the handicaps won by Teed Up; on a competitive mark and Paul Townend returns.

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6th

9

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

13:55 Fairyhouse

Stilyker

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Rated a lowly 92 when joining the champion trainer last year and now rated 110 after winning two of his five starts for him; however, his form has been erratic and he will need to raise his game in order to win a beginners' event of this standard.

12/1

0

13

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:40 Bellewstown

Stilyker

10st 6lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, pressed leader, briefly led 3rd

7/1

5th

13

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 160y

13:50 Galway

Stilyker

11st 8lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

raced in second, led before 2nd

4/1

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Payout
Exacta €600.00
Straight Forecast €534.30
Tricast €5918.00
Trifecta €5045.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Navigator Jack

SPOTLIGHT:

Bukhill

The Irish Sun:

Imperial Ruler

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Uhtred

POSTDATA:

Navigator Jack