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Galway Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 6f 55y
  • 17 runners
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Galway Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.60
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 9/P744

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 11 hurdle runs but not beaten far in handicaps at Limerick and Ballinrobe lately, so could be involved again.

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1st

16

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:40 Galway

Delias Pet

11st 1lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

in rear, headway and prominent when not fluent 2 out, led narrowly approaching last, edged right final 110yds, ridden out

8/1

4th

13

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 14y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Delias Pet

11st 1lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

0-12 under rules but one of her better efforts when coming from well off the pace to finish fourth of 16 over this far at Limerick; if kept a little closer to the action this time she could feature.

14/1

4th

13

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

19:05 Limerick

Delias Pet

11st 1lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

Never dangerous from off the pace when a remote seventh at Roscommon (3m, yielding); needs more.

33/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 80P-65

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Best handicap run came when beaten 8l at Ballinrobe last time; should be involved with some improvement from that and cheekpieces added.

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0

5

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Ballagh Star

11st 10lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Mrs Y Dunleavy

Has slotted into handicaps quite effectively, showing a pleasing level of improvement since sixth behind Close Enough at Limerick in July; holds a leading chance after neck second in a 17-runner contest over 2m6f at Galway 11 days ago.

7/2

2nd

8

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:40 Galway

Ballagh Star

11st 8lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Mrs Y Dunleavy

led, rallied when headed approaching last, stayed on final 110yds, just held

12/1

15/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: P50-74

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Best run in 10 over hurdles when a close 4th off this mark at Kilbeggan (2m) last time; big step up in trip but can be a player if staying.

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6th

2

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Limerick

Getaway Master

11st 12lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Richard James Daniels

Raised 12lb for breakthrough course win a month ago; rider's claim may enable him to uphold form with third-placed Grace Faraday.

3/1

1st

19

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

15:10 Limerick

Getaway Master

11st 0lb

T: Richard James Daniels

midfield, headway from 3 out, went second 2 out, shaken up and went clear approaching last, pushed out and went further clear run-in

8/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: P9-424 D BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Solid in three runs this season, all over this trip at Downpatrick; has run well here in the past and looks likely to do so again; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

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4th

7

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:40 Galway

Nuttorridge

11st 9lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Solid in three runs this season, all over this trip at Downpatrick; has run well here in the past and looks likely to do so again; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

8/1

Form: 589

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Just a hint of ability in three maiden starts but could fare better on handicap debut for a top combination, so check for market srength.

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11th

12

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 110y

17:40 Tramore

Jacks Fancy

11st 5lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Placed in staying handicaps at Galway and Listowel in September, absent since tame effort at former venue in October; improvement needed.

8/1

10th

7

28th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:52 Galway

Jacks Fancy

11st 5lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Best efforts have come on last two starts, here over 2m6f and Listowel over 3m, both off this mark; needs a bit more but is one to consider.

7/2

3rd

11

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:40 Listowel

Jacks Fancy

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Three maidens runs at up to 2m4f; improved when stepped up to 2m6f at Galway 11 days ago on handicap debut; one for the shortlist.

6/1

Form: 077822

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 12 hurdle runs but solid in second last twice, at Killarney and Ballinrobe; has a 4lb rise to deal with but enters calculations.

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2nd

20

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Amazing Amy

11st 4lb

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

prominent, bumped 6th, outpaced home turn, left in third when hampered by faller 2 out, kept on and went second but no chance with winner run-in

6th

12

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:40 Galway

Amazing Amy

11st 5lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Maiden after 12 hurdle runs but solid in second last twice, at Killarney and Ballinrobe; has a 4lb rise to deal with but enters calculations.

6/1

2nd

16

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 14y

17:35 Ballinrobe

Amazing Amy

10st 13lb

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

in touch with leaders, headway after 2 out, chased clear leader last, kept on and went clear with winner run-in, no match for winner

Form: 0P0057

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Chase winner is 0-22 over hurdles and doesn't make a lot of appeal.

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12th

19

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 74y

15:05 Thurles

Added Bonus

10st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

in touch with leaders

1st

9

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 70y

14:03 Thurles

Added Bonus

10st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

pushed along briefly, in touch with leaders, prominent when jumped slightly right 5 out, not fluent when jumped slightly right 3 out, led and ridden before last, ran on well and went clear run-in

15/2

Form: P45245

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Maiden over hurdles after 12 starts; poor on soft at Tramore last time but has a chance if comes back to form of earlier Downpatrick 2nd.

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10th

5

12th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

16:55 Tramore

Roman Parish

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: David M O’Brien

Maiden over hurdles but twice runner-up earlier this year; below that since, including over fences and has a bit to find; tongue-tie added.

16/1

Form: P-PU00

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Showed enough ability in maidens to be able to win in this grade; wasn't beaten too far at Roscommon last time but has to return to best.

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10th

6

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

15:10 Limerick

Winter Carnival

11st 7lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: John Neilan

prominent

14/1

4th

9

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Winter Carnival

11st 7lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: John Neilan

Poor handicap form since returning from a very brief spell chasing; makes no appeal.

25/1

Form: 00-0P6

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Maiden has been well beaten over hurdles and fences recently, so needs much more with blinkers tried.

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7

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 77y

18:50 Ballinrobe

Any Day Now

11st 5lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Edward Cawley

prominent, went second before 6th

3/1

1st

13

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:35 Sligo

Any Day Now

10st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Edward Cawley

raced wide, prominent, pressed leader 2nd, not fluent 5th, not fluent 3 out, soon led

20/1

10th

19

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:40 Galway

Any Day Now

10st 13lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Edward Cawley

Maiden has been well beaten over hurdles and fences recently, so needs much more with blinkers tried.

50/1

Form: 80P0-5

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; not a bad run on comeback making handicap debut at Downpatrick; could be involved with improvement likely up in trip.

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11th

23

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:40 Galway

Leading Flame

11st 8lb

T: Matthew J Smith

Third reserve; not a bad run on comeback making handicap debut at Downpatrick; could be involved with improvement likely up in trip.

5th

7

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

14:40 Downpatrick

Leading Flame

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Matthew J Smith

Poor maiden hurdle form last winter after a fair debut at Navan in September; transformation needed on handicap/seasonal debut.

20/1

21th

11

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Leading Flame

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Matthew J Smith

always towards rear, pushed along when reminders after 4th, mistake 4 out

100/1

Form: 080

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Showed little in three maiden runs but could fare better in handicaps, so check the market.

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15th

13

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

16:25 Naas

Great Rainbow

11st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Brian M McMahon

Sent off 66-1 for handicap debut at Galway in September (2m6f, soft) and ran accordingly.

50/1

12th

9

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:40 Galway

Great Rainbow

11st 8lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Brian M McMahon

Showed little in three maiden runs but could fare better in handicaps, so check the market.

28/1

OUR TIP

Form: -77005

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Point' winner ran respectably on handicap debut at Tramore last time; should improve a bit from that stepping up in trip and on the shortlist.

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3rd

1

12th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Blue In The West

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Eamonn Francis Gallagher

Point winner ran well off 95 in course handicap over farther; ground possibly too soft when pulled up at Galway.

11/2

0

1

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:40 Galway

Blue In The West

12st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eamonn Francis Gallagher

Point' winner ran respectably on handicap debut at Tramore last time; should improve a bit from that stepping up in trip and on the shortlist.

8/1

5th

1

17th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

19:49 Tramore

Blue In The West

12st 0lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Eamonn Francis Gallagher

Punchestown seventh on hurdling debut suggested he had a future; basement grade here now he returns to that sort of trip; may want more experience for yard 2-53 last five seasons.

14/1

Form: 2260P/

Last run: 564 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Maiden over hurdles after 13 starts and pulled-up when last seen poor on the Flat after comeback so best watched.

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7th

8

21st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

17:21 Leopardstown

Sefton Warrior

12st 0lb

J: Eimear O’Gorman

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Modest hurdle and Flat runs this year; well beaten in this series at Curragh last time.

33/1

5th

11

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

17:20 Curragh

Sefton Warrior

12st 0lb

J: Eimear O’Gorman

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Frankel-bred; RPR of 57 two runs back, bombed twice since.

14/1

Form: 0/6PPP

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Pulled-up last three hurdle starts and isn't easy to fancy, even though he hails from a top yard.

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0

6

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:40 Galway

Laishann

11st 9lb

J: James Robottom

T: Gordon Elliott

Pulled-up last three hurdle starts and isn't easy to fancy, even though he hails from a top yard.

50/1

0

5

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:05 Bellewstown

Laishann

11st 7lb

J: Nathan Andrews

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders

33/1

Form: 0-96P4

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Best hurdle run came when fourth in a Killarney maiden last time; has a chance with a repeat of that.

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16th

18

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:37 Gowran Park

Milfordfourthree

11st 3lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: W J O’Doherty

Winning pointer; has hinted at winning potential under rules and showed that heavy ground holds no fears when beaten 9l in a Limerick maiden last time; possible.

12/1

4th

16

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:21 Limerick

Milfordfourthree

11st 5lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: W J O’Doherty

raced wide, prominent, led narrowly before 1st

14/1

5th

7

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

14:10 Listowel

Milfordfourthree

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: W J O’Doherty

Point winner's best track run was when fourth in 2m7f Killarney maiden; lowly rated and unlikely to contend.

100/1

Form: P08P-0

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in bumpers and maiden hurdles; needs to step up plenty on handicap debut but check market anyway.

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14th

17

30th Sep 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 50y

15:25 Gowran Park

Ozark Thunder

11st 3lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: Thomas Cleary

Shown very little in eight runs so far and was pulled up on handicap debut last time.

33/1

0

14

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:40 Galway

Ozark Thunder

11st 4lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: Thomas Cleary

Well beaten in bumpers and maiden hurdles; needs to step up plenty on handicap debut but check market anyway.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €653.00
Straight Forecast €484.20
Tricast €3352.90
Trifecta €5055.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Milfordfourthree

SPOTLIGHT:

Blue In The West

The Irish Sun:

Delias Pet

POSTDATA:

Milfordfourthree