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Kerry Foods Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 2m 0f 190y
  • 14 runners
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Kerry Foods Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 076-91 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Promising C&D second off 97 last Christmas but well below that form until justifying market support last month in Perth amateur riders' handicap in convincing fashion; talented amateur keeps the ride and good value for his claim.

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10th

1

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Cave Court

12st 4lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

raced wide, midfield

7/1

10th

11

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Cave Court

10st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

Ran up a four-timer over hurdles and fences last August/September; runner-up to subsequent scorer Clonmeen in a handicap chase at Down Royal in November; potentially well treated relative to chase form, brought down at the fourth at Down Royal.

10/1

9

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Down Royal

Cave Court

10st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

held up in rear, brought down 4th

6/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 462584 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Leopardstown winner back in March has been campaign more over fences this summer without success; encouraging enough return to hurdles at Tramore recently so has to be respected.

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6th

11

(11)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Clever Currency

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Paul W Flynn

Dual purpose sort ran a fine race over 1m4f here in November; good hurdle run lately at Leopardstown; front-runner should make a bold bid.

5/1

2nd

1

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Clever Currency

12st 0lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

led, clear before halfway, reduced lead before 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on but no match for winner

12/1

7th

5

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 175y

15:05 Naas

Clever Currency

11st 9lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

Went close in a handicap hurdle in September before beating Tempo Chapter Two in a chase at Sligo later in the month; well beaten in a handicap hurdle at Thurles last time (Whiskeywealth fell); others preferred.

8/1

33/1

  • Place: £34.40

Form: 260/0- D

Last run: 292 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdles winner back in the day and won a pair of AW handicaps for John McConnell in early 2021 off lowly marks; not much of note last season and can only be watched on return.

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3rd

6

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:30 Down Royal

Falak

11st 9lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Miss Tracy M Reilly

Dual hurdles winner back in the day and won a pair of AW handicaps for John McConnell in early 2021 off lowly marks; not much of note last season and can only be watched on return.

33/1

11th

5

(7)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Falak

9st 12lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Miss Tracy M Reilly

Won a pair of C&D handicaps for John McConnell in early 2021 off marks of 54 & 60; ran only twice last year; not disgraced here in November.

16/1

Form: 217-41

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Navan bumper winner off the mark hurdling at third attempt when tongue-tied in 2m6f Downpatrick maiden last month, making all (second has run well since off 106 in handicap); interesting now sent handicapping, not sure drop in trip will suit though.

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0

1

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

14:50 Downpatrick

Invictus World

12st 0lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: Gerald Stephen Quinn

Career best when fourth of 14 on handicap debut a fortnight ago; yard in form and entitled to progress; one for the shortlist.

6/1

4th

2

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:30 Down Royal

Invictus World

12st 0lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: Gerald Stephen Quinn

Navan bumper winner off the mark hurdling at third attempt when tongue-tied in 2m6f Downpatrick maiden last month, making all (second has run well since off 106 in handicap); interesting now sent handicapping, not sure drop in trip will suit though.

13/2

Form: 9850-

Last run: 144 days

W: 11st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

His 101 flat rating probably flatters him greatly and no comparable form in this discipline yet, absent since well held in Fairyhouse handicap at Easter; gelded since.

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11th

6

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:40 Punchestown

Realism

11st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield

6/1

4th

3

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 130y

15:55 Galway

Realism

11st 11lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Flattered by 101 Flat rating; 108 hurdles mark is possibly a bit high but could feature with just a little improvement from a recent Down Royal run.

11/2

5th

5

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:30 Down Royal

Realism

11st 11lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

His 101 flat rating probably flatters him greatly and no comparable form in this discipline yet, absent since well held in Fairyhouse handicap at Easter; gelded since.

11/2

Form: 2185-P D BF

Last run: 91 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

In good form around this time last year with wins at Tramore and Fairyhouse (good); disappointing favourite on just two starts this year however off this mark; hard to know what to expect but runs well fresh so don't rule out.

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12

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 80y

15:50 Tramore

Doyenna

11st 1lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

in touch with leaders early, mistake 1st, midfield 2nd, towards rear before 3rd

40/1

6

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:30 Leopardstown

Doyenna

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

Best form is all at 2m on better ground, including Fairyhouse win last season off 102; plenty to find from C&D run at Christmas.

33/1

10th

22

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Doyenna

11st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

towards rear

50/1

Form: 000-6

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Ran okay in a Naas maiden last winter and too keen at Sligo last month; 4yo remains a potential improver on handicap debut if settling better.

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7th

15

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:30 Down Royal

Portville

10st 10lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Peter Fahey

Ran okay in a Naas maiden last winter and too keen at Sligo last month; 4yo remains a potential improver on handicap debut if settling better.

10/1

8th

12

(6)

22nd Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 8y

20:15 Roscommon

Portville

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Peter Fahey

towards rear, headway on outer under 2f out, edged left 1f out, soon no impression

28/1

6th

8

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 185y

17:35 Sligo

Portville

11st 4lb

J: Eamonn Fitzgerald

T: Peter Fahey

Limited maiden on the flat and just mild promise in thee maiden hurdle runs last winter; likely of more interest in handicaps.

12/1

Form: 890-80

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Flat winner has shown a glimpse of ability over hurdles but will have to improve from his Ballinrobe handicap debut last time when didn't jump fluently; tongue tie tried and interesting jockey booking.

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9th

9

(1)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Eighty Eight

9st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: John James Feane

Now with his third trainer for whom he's been running creditably on AW; sole win came on good and doubt he'll be suited by deep ground here.

16/1

4th

1

(3)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Eighty Eight

10st 5lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: John James Feane

Just 1-27 under rules but it was a big effort when well backed over 7f here last week; 4lb rise doesn't help but return to this trip could yield more.

4/1

2nd

1

(2)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:05 Dundalk (AW)

Eighty Eight

10st 1lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: John James Feane

Turf winner in 2022; well held in a C&D handicap on his stable debut last month; better here last time but has a bit to find with Chica Power.

14/1

Form: -34636

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Regressive on the Flat and recent hurdles form leaves him with plenty to find on handicap debut.

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12th

7

(16)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Humanitarian

9st 5lb

J: Ben Coen

T: R P Burns

Two wins over longer distances in Britain came some time ago; mildly encouraging run on latest off reduced mark but fair bit more needed on first run for new yard.

10/1

5th

9

(7)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Humanitarian

9st 6lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: John Joseph Hanlon

took keen hold, towards rear, headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, not reach leaders

16/1

7th

10

(5)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

Humanitarian

9st 5lb

J: Sean Davis

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Two wins over longer distances; not a bad display over 1m last time, but 7f may be inadequate.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6203

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Couple of decent runs in maidens, including at Tramore last time; opening mark looks high enough though.

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10th

3

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:30 Down Royal

Tullybawn

12st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Couple of decent runs in maidens, including at Tramore last time; opening mark looks high enough though.

16/1

3rd

9

18th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:33 Tramore

Tullybawn

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: John Joseph Hanlon

50s second at Downpatrick in June gives him a chance (third won since); ran a shocker on stable debut lately and its form (5-139 this season) remains a concern.

20/1

15th

12

8th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 3f 185y

17:30 Roscommon

Tullybawn

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Well beaten on maiden hurdle debut at Ballinrobe but improved significantly when runner-up at Downpatrick next time; the winner was well beaten since but 3rd home has won; more to come and a major player; new yard.

11/2

Form: PF5-95

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Yet to trouble judge over both hurdles and fences, cheekpieces bringing no improvement on yard debut at Tramore; hard to fancy.

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13th

2

10th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 30y

12:52 Down Royal

Speed Gang

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Cian Collins

midfield, lost position and struggling on inner before 3 out, weakening when jumped slightly left and hampered 3 out

20/1

7th

7

12th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

16:55 Tramore

Speed Gang

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Cian Collins

Maiden over hurdles but is rated 102 in that sphere; was running a big race when falling two out in this race last year; hasn't been as good since and needs a revival.

11/1

Form: 804875 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Hasn't added to his maiden success but mildly encouraging signs of late off declining mark so don't rule out, especially given the recent form of the yard.

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10th

13

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Future Proof

10st 10lb

J: Anna McGuinness

T: P J Rothwell

Has run okay without threatening in two runs at Punchestown in recent starts; losing run goes back to 2020 but he's on a competitive mark.

10/1

6th

16

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Future Proof

10st 8lb

J: Mr T Power Roche

T: P J Rothwell

Close fourth in a handicap hurdle at Navan in September and ran well despite some poor jumping behind a stable companion here two weeks ago; trainer and rider teamed up for a winner at Clonmel on Thursday.

12/1

6th

14

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

15:15 Punchestown

Future Proof

11st 5lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: P J Rothwell

Only one win from 37 starts over hurdles but placed on nine occasions; not beaten far in fourth at Navan in September; in rear at Thurles in November; form is too erratic to be a betting proposition.

16/1

Form: 8F-7U6

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Now 0-20 under both codes, best form when twice runner-up over hurdles in 2021; recent form below best but handicapper slow to relent.

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13th

12

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:30 Down Royal

Turkestan

11st 6lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Now 0-20 under both codes, best form when twice runner-up over hurdles in 2021; recent form below best but handicapper slow to relent.

16/1

Form: F47F-0

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Fair Flat performer is 0-10 hurdling and faded tamely on latest at Kilbeggan (2m3f); better back in trip so don't rule out.

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5th

11

(7)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Mephisto

9st 10lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Gerard Keane

in touch with leaders

33/1

14th

8

(4)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Mephisto

9st 5lb

J: James Ryan

T: Gerard Keane

Three-time winner, including twice on this surface, most recently over this trip last March; out of form after that and not seen since falling in a Down Royal handicap hurdle in September; best watched.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €487.00
Straight Forecast €393.70
Tricast €37960.90
Trifecta €7418.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Mephisto

The Irish Sun:

Invictus World

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Cave Court

SPOTLIGHT:

Wee Charlie

POSTDATA:

Mephisto