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19:10 Bellewstown

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John Purfield Memorial Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

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

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.90
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 069-12 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Presumably all the better for getting back on goodish ground when nicely on top in the finish at Downpatrick (2m1f; travelled best) and off this 7lb higher mark he again ran well there on Monday, beating all bar a heavily-backed winner; fair shout should he be turned out again.

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

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

25/1

  • Place: £17.70

Form: 000-0

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Mild promise on the Flat for Willie McCreery; contested some reasonable maiden hurdles but made no impact whatsoever on her switch to handicaps at Sligo.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

(10)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

15:55 Navan

Chemdawg

9st 10lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Oliver McKiernan

Mild promise on the Flat for Willie McCreery; contested some reasonable maiden hurdles; improved markedly from handicap debut when second to the in-form Gwan Tadhg at Bellewstown; not as good on soft ground at Fairyhouse early in the month.

10/1

7th

8

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Chemdawg

10st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Mild promise on the Flat for Willie McCreery; contested some reasonable maiden hurdles; improved markedly from handicap debut when second to the in-form Gwan Tadhg at Bellewstown; ground was good then so would not really want any more rain.

7/1

66/1

  • Place: £23.40

Form: 4-5090

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Never a threat in his maidens and the same again on handicap debut at Ballinrobe when 80-1.

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0

11

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Robin Elite

10st 6lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Gearoid O’Loughlin

towards rear

12/1

9th

9

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 13y

14:40 Thurles

Robin Elite

11st 6lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gearoid O’Loughlin

80s, much better on second handicap start when third at Bellewstown (2m1f, good) two months ago; cheekpieces added.

9/1

Form: -44062

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

0-14 but not her first promising effort when beaten narrowly by a gambled-on winner at Sligo last week (2m1f, good); thereabouts off 3lb higher.

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

14th

3

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Up And Out

11st 13lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

8/1

3rd

7

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Up And Out

11st 6lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, headway before 4 out, briefly went second before 2 out, not fluent and weakened 2 out, not fluent last

14/1

16th

8

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:20 Navan

Up And Out

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

15-race maiden but went close at Sligo before a 6l Bellewstown defeat latest; not sure to appreciate softer ground.

11/2

Form: 04d873 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Two years since he won off a 4lb higher mark at Sligo but latest run at Downpatrick wasn't too bad; engaged there on Monday (5.25).

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2nd

7

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 100y

18:50 Downpatrick

Attitash

10st 10lb

J: Caragh Monaghan

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

raced in second, led before 2nd, pecked on landing 2 out, headed last, kept on, no match for winner

7/1

4th

2

27th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

15:30 Perth

Attitash

11st 7lb

J: Caragh Monaghan

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Clear third in much stronger chase than this at Downpatrick (2m2f, good) last month and switches back to fences after two very respectable hurdle runs; will cope well with the soft ground here; good chance.

11/4

Form: 00-363

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

It was over 2m4f when third at Sligo last month and gave the impression that a return to that far was needed when a one-paced third over 2m2f at Downpatrick on Monday (behind Gwan Tadgh).

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Verdict Starting price

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: /0-FP7

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in a Flat handicap at Naas on Sunday but ran well on the AW prior to that and he's not had all that many chances over hurdles; not discounted.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

5

(6)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Shining Aitch

10st 0lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

never better than midfield, no extra 1f out

11/2

1st

6

(16)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Shining Aitch

9st 8lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

soon held up in rear, steady headway towards near side from over 2f out, led when wandered around inside final furlong, ran on

33/1

Form: 0-005F

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

50-1 and detached when crashing out four from home in a Sligo claimer latest; her sole placed effort (handicap) was two years ago now.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 182y

17:40 Sligo

Howsthewoman

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: John G Carr

0-18 over hurdles, placed only once, hard to fancy on chase debut at the age of nine; the only slight positive is that her best hurdles run was when third in a handicap at this venue two seasons ago.

25/1

8th

15

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

19:10 Bellewstown

Howsthewoman

10st 13lb

J: A P Heskin

T: John G Carr

midfield

25/1

Form: -P0083 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Returned to form off his reduced mark and in first-time blinkers when just missing out at Kilbeggan (2m, good to yielding) 18 days ago; won't be far away with something similar here.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

12

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Red Striker

10st 1lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

Useful effort when third over 2m at Kilbeggan last August; failed to repeat that form at Bellewstown later that month; not a bad run at Gowran last month for a new stable and after a good break; comes into the reckoning following creditable third in a 25-runner contest at this venue.

7/1

3rd

27

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Red Striker

11st 7lb

T: James M Barcoe

Returned to form off his reduced mark and in first-time blinkers when third over 2m at Kilbeggan last August; failed to repeat that form at Bellewstown later that month; not a bad run at Gowran last month for a new stable and after a good break; second reserve.

Form: 0-9P80

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Down the field in the charity Flat event at the Curragh on Sunday and struggling in all sorts of races prior to that; more new headgear tried now.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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: 33F-00

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Placed form over hurdles and fences last year, on which a case can be made; however, well beaten in both disciplines after a lengthy break and now has questions to answer.

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0

8

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Cracklinrose

10st 5lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Third in Tramore handicap on chase debut last year; fell only other chase outing and well beaten over hurdles this summer; best form on good ground; tongue-tie.

18/1

11th

14

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

19:10 Bellewstown

Cracklinrose

10st 13lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: John Patrick Ryan

prominent on outer

14/1

Form: /036B-

Last run: 338 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Third in this 12 months ago off a similar mark on his handicap debut as a hurdler; lightly raced in the meantime but went close on the AW earlier this year and easy to see him going well.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

5

(2)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

13:40 Dundalk (AW)

Happaugue

9st 7lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

towards rear

9/1

Form: 7440-P

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Lost her way for Nicky Henderson and was 33-1 when pulling up at Ballinrobe last month.

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

5th

9

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

15:30 Clonmel

Treyarnon Bay

10st 10lb

J: Mr H E Sexton

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won a bumper for Nicky Henderson but very poor form over hurdles since joining this yard for small money last summer and remains opposable.

20/1

5th

14

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Treyarnon Bay

11st 0lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Flat-bred mare won a bumper for Nicky Henderson but very poor form over hurdles since joining this yard for small money last summer.

40/1

16th

18

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Treyarnon Bay

10st 7lb

J: Miss Abigail Voyce

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Well beaten in handicaps off this mark lately and can't be fancied even with cheekpieces tried; 4lb wrong.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 080-

Last run: 192 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Flat winner for Jim Bolger; one of his maiden efforts over hurdles was half encouraging and could pay his way in handicaps; lacks a run so market support would be welcomed.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

1

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

19:10 Bellewstown

Ambitious Approach

12st 0lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Sean Aherne

midfield

12/1

10th

2

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Ambitious Approach

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Sean Aherne

Flat winner for Jim Bolger; well beaten in a pair of maiden hurdles; steps up in trip here and needs this for a handicap mark.

66/1

8th

2

9th Feb 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

14:40 Thurles

Ambitious Approach

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Sean Aherne

Flat winner but showed nothing when 125-1 for his hurdle bow; may need more time.

100/1

Form: 865-00

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in his two handicaps and clearly needs to pull his socks up, especially with his jumping.

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0

9

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

19:10 Bellewstown

Yewood

11st 7lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

led narrowly, headed but prominent before 3rd, hit 4 out

33/1

14th

13

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 5y

17:38 Ballinrobe

Yewood

10st 8lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Ordinary maiden form and well beaten on his handicap debut in May; others preferred.

33/1

14th

4

11th May 2023

Soft

2m 3f 25y

18:48 Clonmel

Yewood

11st 10lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Terence O’Brien

Placed in point-to-point but well held in three maiden hurdles, bit more promising last time in first-time tongue tie; not one to rule out here on handicap debut.

9/1

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Selections

POSTDATA:

Up And Out

SPOTLIGHT:

Happaugue

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Red Striker

The Irish Sun:

Up And Out