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18:40 Bellewstown

Good To Yielding

John Purfield Memorial Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 1f 37y
  • 13 runners
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John Purfield Memorial Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.30
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 00-974

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

0-10; just about his best run yet when fourth of 14 at Kilbeggan (2m, good to yielding); was beaten about 10l so needs a bit extra.

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13th

1

(6)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:50 Gowran Park

Applejack Poet

10st 7lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Liz Doyle

Hurdle winner was beaten a long way in two Flat starts last year and can't be fancied.

150/1

8th

5

(8)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

15:07 Curragh

Applejack Poet

11st 4lb

J: Mr A O Harrington

T: Liz Doyle

disputed lead at steady pace, saddle slipped after 1f, led clearly after 3f, headed over 4f out, weakened under 2f out

66/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 7-6285

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

0-15 as a hurdler but kept on to be only 7l away over 2m2f at Sligo and likely contender if kept closer to the pace this evening.

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14th

12

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 185y

17:20 Downpatrick

Be My Hero

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

A 21-race maiden but has gone close a few times from this sort of mark; ran okay when sixth at Naas last time and ground has come right for him; ought to go well on back of 105 day-break.

6/1

6th

16

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:42 Naas

Be My Hero

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

A bit unlucky not to have won a race before now, including when touched off in a Bellewstown handicap hurdle in August; solid efforts last twice at Thurles and Down Royal and should be thereabouts on that form.

11/2

66/1

  • Place: £6.70

Form: 00-060

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Only 12l away in a 2m4f handicap at Sligo last month but didn't fare so well at Cork when 18-1.

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OUR TIP

Form: 28-625 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

7lb higher than for last year's win in this; respectable in handicaps over hurdles and fences before a similar story returned to the Flat; would have found the ground too soft back hurdling at Tramore and can be given a chance.

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13th

6

(11)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Mater Matuta

9st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: E D Delany

midfield

6/1

11th

11

(6)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:25 Dundalk (AW)

Mater Matuta

9st 1lb

J: Shane Foley

T: E D Delany

Ran well in defeat this term on turf and solid run on the beach at Laytown; only second polytrack start here and not one to rule out.

8/1

Form: 708-46

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Good fourth behind one well handicapped at Ballinrobe (2m1f) and probably ran a bit too keen early when fading late on at Kilbeggan; each-way claims.

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5th

7

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

18:40 Bellewstown

Neevs Dream

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

towards rear of midfield, mistake 4 out, headway 3 out, no impression after 2 out

9/1

6th

4

12th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Kilbeggan

Neevs Dream

11st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Seven-race maiden; only beaten 6l in a novice handicap hurdle in March and encouraging fourth on last month's return; entitled to come on for that but her improved form has come on good ground and there's rain forecast.

5/1

Form: 00-56P

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Mildly encouraging signs in maidens at Tipperary and Limerick only to run no race on her handicap debut at Cork (2m2f; 18-1).

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0

9

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 116y

15:20 Clonmel

Aegirine

11st 3lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

held up in rear, outpaced and lost touch after 3 out, eased and pulled up before 2 out

16/1

9th

9

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Aegirine

11st 5lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

An 84-rated filly; well exposed at this stage and hard to fancy in a maiden despite fair recent handicap form.

20/1

5th

14

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:37 Gowran Park

Aegirine

11st 3lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

12-race maiden; only 14l off the winner when fourth in her latest handicap at Limerick (2m5f, heavy); each-way claims with a repeat.

7/1

Form: 00-F60

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Flat winner in France; playing for the places when falling at Ballinrobe and didn't run badly at Sligo behind Stilyker who runs earlier; cheekpieces added after a below-par latest effort.

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No Results Found

Form: U0-734

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

AW winner who is up to winning over hurdles having been competitive in both her handicaps; not far away.

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4

(11)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

15:35 Southwell (AW)

Steps In The Sand

9st 8lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Cian Collins

In good form here of late, taking a late fifth of 14 over C&D before a sustained challenge took her to the front late on over 1m3f; was entering new territory upped to 2m at Wolverhampton on Saturday and it didn't come off but she's of more interest under these conditions.

7/2

4th

4

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Steps In The Sand

9st 8lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Cian Collins

0-19 under both codes on turf but she made it 2-8 on AW when finishing well to score off 4lb lower at Southwell (1m3f) last month; goes into unknown territory on this step up to 2m but she still looks feasibly treated and has claims if her stamina holds out.

9/4

Form: 58-374

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Well held in a modest maiden at Tramore 13 days ago when the cheekpieces did nothing for him; beaten in three handicaps already and not progressing.

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9th

4

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

18:40 Bellewstown

Mr Globalist

11st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S Slevin

prominent in chasing group, lost position when not fluent 4 out, no extra from 3 out

8/1

4th

10

17th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

18:19 Tramore

Mr Globalist

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S Slevin

Not short of experience but on the flip side, struggling to get the job done; that said, has claims in such a modest contest on the pick of his form and if the first-time cheekpieces can bring about some improvement, he should go well.

11/2

7th

8

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Mr Globalist

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S Slevin

towards rear, mistake 6th, some headway 2 out, kept on approaching last, never dangerous

9/1

Form: 36-788

Last run: 52 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Four-time Flat winner; early signs over hurdles not overly encouraging, finishing down the field in both his handicaps.

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13th

1

(1)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Alhaajeb

10st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Richard John O’Brien

prominent on inner

14/1

12th

2

(13)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Alhaajeb

10st 1lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Richard John O’Brien

towards rear

50/1

14th

7

(1)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Alhaajeb

9st 13lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won Sligo claimer last year but struggled over timber since; fair mark if he can get back on track on the Flat and he has a C&D win to his name.

12/1

25/1

Form: 690

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Plenty of early promise on the Flat but that's a fading memory and difficult to summon up much enthusiasm on his maiden form over hurdles.

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0

18

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Rene Artois

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

In rear at Bellewstown in August on only handicap hurdle attempt; poor on Flat on last two starts; second reserve.

12th

9

(11)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 4f 175y

17:20 Down Royal

Rene Artois

9st 4lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: J A Nash

Poor hurdles form during the summer; remote fifth in a Flat maiden at Tramore last time, no appeal.

20/1

5th

2

(4)

13th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

13:55 Tramore

Rene Artois

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

towards rear, some headway after 5f, weakened from under 4f out

33/1

Form: /0-059

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Fair Flat maiden; fifth of 17 on good to yielding at Cork before faring less well on soft at Tramore (handicap debut); this should reveal more now back on better ground.

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0

15

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

15:15 Punchestown

Is That So

11st 5lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Adrian Murray

Struggling on the AW at Dundalk in recent months, two poor handicap hurdle runs in August; new headgear combination.

33/1

12th

5

(16)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Is That So

9st 1lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Adrian Murray

towards rear

25/1

12th

6

(1)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Is That So

9st 5lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Adrian Murray

led towards far side, soon joined, raced in third after 4f

33/1

Form: 9-P050

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Remains a maiden under both codes and hasn't been threatening the breakthrough.

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0

8

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

18:40 Bellewstown

Chequer Square

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Paul John Gilligan

in touch with leaders early, midfield halfway, weakened quickly before 3 out, pulled up 2 out

33/1

12th

5

14th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 143y

18:50 Ballinrobe

Chequer Square

11st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Placed on the Flat but a maiden under both codes and hasn't offered much at all in handicaps.

25/1

5th

3

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 194y

14:00 Sligo

Chequer Square

10st 13lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

prominent in chasing group, not fluent 5th, pushed along and lost fourth after 2 out, soon no extra

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €293.00
Straight Forecast €253.20
Tricast €3510.90
Trifecta €4289.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Be My Hero

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Aegirine

POSTDATA:

Be My Hero

The Irish Sun:

Be My Hero