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19:05 Down Royal

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Pilgrim’s Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • 17 runners
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Pilgrim’s Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £24.70
  • Place: £4.50

Form: 0P2-06

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Best run when second at Tramore (2m5f) on soft ground in April, not so good since on better ground, didn't seem to stay 3m latest.

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0

1

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Spring Street

12st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: J P Flavin

prominent, mistake and bumped rival 6th, disputed lead from 3 out, led narrowly when fell 2 out

9/2

1st

16

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Spring Street

11st 1lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: J P Flavin

Best run when second at Tramore (2m5f) on soft ground in April, not so good since on better ground, didn't seem to stay 3m latest.

16/1

6th

7

11th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

18:05 Wexford

Spring Street

11st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: J P Flavin

Best run when second at Tramore on soft ground in April but was tailed-off there on good ground next time, both over 2m5f; tongue-tie needs to have an effect.

16/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1-2331 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

In fine form since returning from points' in March, relishing stamina trips to win at Kilbeggan both over hurdles and last week in 3m1f handicap chase under confident ride; feasibly still on a workable mark and likely major player again back hurdling.

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2nd

8

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Winnie Woodnutt

11st 8lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: D Harvey

In fine form since returning from points' in March, relishing stamina trips to win at Kilbeggan both over hurdles and last week in 3m1f handicap chase under confident ride; feasibly still on a workable mark and likely major player again back hurdling.

11/4

1st

1

25th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Winnie Woodnutt

12st 0lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: D Harvey

Won over hurdles here (3m) in April before a decent run on chasing debut in a Limerick handicap; solid in defeat back over hurdles the last twice and is likely to run her race.

5/2

3rd

1

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

15:43 Cork

Winnie Woodnutt

12st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D Harvey

Three-time point winner and off the mark under rules in 3m Kilbeggan handicap hurdle in April; backed that up with good runs in defeat at Limerick and Downpatrick but not sure this drop in trip will suit.

11/2

  • Place: £5.80

Form: 0087

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; respectable handicap debut effort at Limerick in July after being hampered; plenty more required here though.

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10th

5

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Heart Of Rome

11st 9lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Paul Nolan

Ran poorly last time at Listowel (3m) but his third at Down Royal the time before (3m, good to yielding) represented marked improvement on his previous form; only a 4yo and has races in him.

10/1

9th

14

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:40 Listowel

Heart Of Rome

11st 2lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Made a respectable handicap debut effort at Limerick in July after being hampered; did well at Down Royal when tackling 3m for the first time; young horse with potential for further improvement.

13/2

3rd

21

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Heart Of Rome

10st 8lb

T: Paul Nolan

Third reserve; respectable handicap debut effort at Limerick in July after being hampered; plenty more required here though.

8/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 0896-5

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Once smart Flat horse hasn't won over hurdles in a long time although some promise on latest at Roscommon in re-fitted cheekpieces when nearest at finish over this trip; seems to be down to a competitive mark.

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9th

12

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Jukebox Jive

11st 4lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

Not the horse he once was but coming down the handicap to a more competitive mark; stayed on decently to finish fourth in a Down Royal handicap last month; off the same mark here and could go well.

10/1

4th

4

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Jukebox Jive

11st 11lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

Once smart Flat horse hasn't won over hurdles in a long time although some promise on latest at Roscommon in re-fitted cheekpieces when nearest at finish over this trip; seems to be down to a competitive mark.

8/1

5th

10

8th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:30 Roscommon

Jukebox Jive

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

towards rear of midfield, headway 3 out, stayed on from 2 out, nearest finish

33/1

Form: 70-247

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Now 0-10 hurdling, career-best when C&D second in conditions event in May (yielding); well held in Wexford handicaps since however.

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3rd

10

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Cocoplum

11st 5lb

J: A P Heskin

T: C A McBratney

Pick of hurdles form when runner-up (possibly flattered) in Down Royal conditions event in May (3m, yielding); has struggled in handicaps off revised mark and now switches to fences.

14/1

5th

5

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Cocoplum

11st 10lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: C A McBratney

Now 0-10 hurdling, career-best when C&D second in conditions event in May (yielding); well held in Wexford handicaps since however.

14/1

7th

6

21st Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 110y

19:58 Wexford

Cocoplum

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: C A McBratney

0-12 but she's been running well in defeat of late; however, work to do to turn the form around with Gotthenod who was ahead of her last time.

8/1

Form: 0-P630

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Now 0-8 hurdling although penultimate Ballinrobe third (first-time blinkers) was a solid effort off today's mark; ran no sort of race at same venue latest but has age on his side.

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7th

12

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

17:08 Cork

Sarahs Soldier

11st 2lb

J: Ms C A Walsh

T: P A Fahy

raced wide, raced lazily at times, in rear throughout, weakening when mistake 4 out, tailed off

20/1

21th

9

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:42 Naas

Sarahs Soldier

11st 8lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

Fair efforts last twice over longer; did not appear to see out 3m at Punchestown last month; big drop back in trip here but not easy to dismiss.

14/1

9th

10

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 194y

15:00 Punchestown

Sarahs Soldier

11st 2lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

Best handicap effort (2m6f) came on much better ground over the summer; too keen on return here last month and could struggle to see this out in the conditions.

16/1

Form: 221314 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Took advantage of low hurdles mark to win easily at Limerick in July (2m6f) before fading tamely back over fences at Kilbeggan; ideally wants it softer so any rain welcome and 12lb higher for Limerick win.

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7th

2

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Walking The Walk

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Took advantage of low hurdles mark to win easily at Limerick in July (2m6f) before fading tamely back over fences at Kilbeggan; ideally wants it softer so any rain welcome and 12lb higher for Limerick win.

9/2

4th

2

12th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

19:25 Kilbeggan

Walking The Walk

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

In fine form over hurdles and fences lately; took advantage of a low hurdles mark to win easily at Limerick last time after winning over fences at Perth; can be relied upon to run his race and a player.

4/1

1st

5

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

18:35 Limerick

Walking The Walk

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

In a competitive run of form over hurdles and fences, with his win coming in a 3m chase at Perth; rated lower over hurdles and was second in his latest attempt at Down Royal in June (three starts back); with trip/ground fine he's solid.

9/4

Form: 7/PP/9 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in 2020 off 87, the veteran's sole success; long spells on the sidelines in recent years, tailed off last week at Kilbeggan after 607-day absence; new headgear combination tried.

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10th

2

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 52y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Ragin Cajun

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Matthew J Smith

midfield

13/2

Form: F00-08 C BF

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

2m4f winner here in the past but hasn't win in two years, surprising co-favourite at Bellewstown last time; declining mark and latest support suggests some think he's capable of exploiting it.

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9th

10

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Roi De Dubai

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

2m4f winner here in the past but hasn't win in two years, surprising co-favourite at Bellewstown last time; declining mark and latest support suggests some think he's capable of exploiting it.

10/1

8th

9

8th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:30 Bellewstown

Roi De Dubai

11st 9lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Mark continues to fall but for good reason on the evidence of his recent efforts.

14/1

12th

10

19th May 2023

Good

2m 2f 165y

17:30 Downpatrick

Roi De Dubai

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Course winner has been soundly beaten the last twice and has to show more even though his mark has dropped plenty.

20/1

Form: -P070P D

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Former Grade 1 hurdle winner in USA but nowhere near that level back to these shores and back hurdling after being pulled up over fences last time.

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16th

16

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 24y

15:12 Naas

Zanjabeel

10st 8lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Stephanie Ocsko-Moore

Grade 1 winning hurdler in America back in the day but poor form in Ireland and makes no appeal.

50/1

10th

13

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Zanjabeel

11st 5lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Stephanie Ocsko-Moore

Former Grade 1 hurdle winner in USA but nowhere near that level back to these shores and back hurdling after being pulled up over fences last time.

33/1

25/1

Form: P/P-P7

Last run: 91 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Struggling for form in light campaign in recent years but bit more encouraging here in June when staying on over 2m5f; still a good bit more required.

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2

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:47 Kilbeggan

Skol

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: J J Lambe

led narrowly, headed but prominent before 3rd

20/1

11th

11

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Skol

11st 7lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: J J Lambe

Struggling for form in light campaign in recent years but bit more encouraging here in June when staying on over 2m5f; still a good bit more required.

25/1

Form: 905-40

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Sole hurdles win came over 2m back in 2021 but seemed to stay this trip when decent fourth in Tipperary handicap in May after six month's absence; never sighted last month at Cork over shorter; others preferred.

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10th

8

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 150y

19:55 Downpatrick

Fox Fearless

11st 7lb

J: James Duggan

T: Oliver McKiernan

towards rear, not fluent 3rd, headway into midfield 5th, awkward jump 6th

28/1

15th

8

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Punchestown

Fox Fearless

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tracy

T: Oliver McKiernan

Tailed off in last two handicap hurdles and has a sizeable absence to defy; 5th in this last year.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: /0-015 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Thorough stayer whose three wins have all come in Britain, including at Perth in June; well held there on latest however and probably faces stiff enough tasks now on the domestic scene.

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13th

3

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Doune Castle

11st 11lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Thorough stayer whose three wins have all come in Britain, including at Perth in June; well held there on latest however and probably faces stiff enough tasks now on the domestic scene.

14/1

5th

6

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 4

20:00 Perth

Doune Castle

11st 4lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Evidently well suited by the move back up in trip when winning by over 6l over C&D (good) in June, his second run after a layoff; 8lb higher in a stronger race today but ought to cope if the ground eases.

11/2

1st

1

24th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

17:17 Perth

Doune Castle

12st 0lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Very lightly raced since clearcut win at Kelso (3m2f, good) in spring 2021 and was never dangerous when midfield at Down Royal (2m1f) last month, after a one-year absence; moves back up in trip here, though, and will be feared if strong in the betting.

11/2

Form: 90-080

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a point-to-point but has shown pretty much nothing so far under rules and recent handicap debut at Kilbeggan was poor (hung left).

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11

10th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 30y

12:52 Down Royal

Free Parking

11st 2lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

in touch with leaders, prominent after 4 out, challenging when fell 3 out

20/1

Form: 400-07

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Group-placed on the Flat at three when with Jessica Harrington; yet to show much under either code for current yard and no real sign of turning things around; upped in trip.

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14th

1

(2)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Ace Aussie

10st 0lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Losing run since sole success in September 2020 and no sign of a return to form here a fortnight ago; up in trip.

50/1

13th

5

(2)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Ace Aussie

9st 12lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Formerly Group 3-placed for Jessica Harrington but regressive in the last year for this yard; likely best watched on AW debut.

33/1

Form: 807P-

Last run: 214 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Form for Brendan Duke amounted to little; pulled up on yard/handicap debut back in January and can only be watched on return.

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14

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 50y

15:40 Clonmel

Tell Her Nothing

10st 11lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Minor form for his previous yard and going the same way for this one; lightly raced but blinkers look a cry for help.

66/1

16th

18

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Tell Her Nothing

11st 0lb

J: A P Heskin

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Form for Brendan Duke amounted to little; pulled up on yard/handicap debut back in January and can only be watched on return.

33/1

Form: 8F9P5-

Last run: 133 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; mostly poor form on the Flat and over hurdles since Sligo maiden second a year ago.

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20

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Karayaz

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: John J Cullen

Second reserve; mostly poor form on the Flat and over hurdles since Sligo maiden second a year ago.

18

(11)

22nd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 10y

20:25 Roscommon

Karayaz

8st 7lb

J: Alan Persse

T: John J Cullen

Second reserve; well beaten in Flat maidens and will have to improve with blinkers on; 5lb out of h'cap.

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Payout
Exacta €1308.00
Straight Forecast €610.10
Tricast €9017.30

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Kingston Kid

SPOTLIGHT:

Winnie Woodnutt

POSTDATA:

Walking The Walk

TOPSPEED:

Kingston Kid

The Irish Sun:

Winnie Woodnutt