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Michael Cawe Suspended Ceilings Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 2m 5f 181y
  • 14 runners
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Michael Cawe Suspended Ceilings Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.30
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 853113 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 4lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Came back to form lately with consecutive wins over 3m at Kilbeggan followed by a fine 3rd over 3m2f here; just 1lb higher today so should run well; former C&D winner.

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8th

13

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Dorans River

10st 10lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Veteran has enjoyed a new lease of life this year, winning three of his five races (all over hurdles) between June and September; poor display at Listowel when race may have come too soon after Ballinrobe win; has limited chasing experience; did not jump well here late last month, well held by Toofareastiswest on that running.

14/1

5th

7

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Dorans River

10st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Veteran has enjoyed a new lease of life this year, winning three of his five races (all over hurdles) between June and September; poor display at Listowel when race may have come too soon after Ballinrobe win; has run only five times over fences; form is weak but able to run off 18lb lower than hurdles mark.

8/1

6th

11

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Dorans River

10st 5lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: P J Rothwell

Teenager has been rejuvenated lately, winning three of last four, including when arriving late to win at Ballinrobe 5 days ago; 7lb penalty to carry but has to be considered.

9/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 2321-6 BF

Last run: 134 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Had been knocking on the door over hurdles before making a winning debut over fences at Tipperary; below that level back over hurdles at the same track since.

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4th

11

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Positive Thinker

10st 6lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J McDonagh

Very consistent this season, mixing hurdling and chasing including winning 2m4f handicap chase at Gowran and just touched off over an extended 3m at this venue; an excellent effort to take second behind Irish Grand National candidate Hartur D'Arc, when running from 6lb out of handicap, at Naas last time; 11lb lower than over fences and has Cian Quirke's 5lb claim as well.

4/1

2nd

13

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

Positive Thinker

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J McDonagh

Very consistent at a lower level this season mixing hurdling and chasing including winning 2m4f handicap chase at Gowran and just touched off at Fairyhouse; upped in class now and tough task from 6lb out of handicap.

12/1

3rd

2

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Navan

Positive Thinker

11st 8lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Michael J McDonagh

midfield, headway and prominent behind clear leader 4th, lost ground 3 out, ran on and went third approaching last, no match for first two

100/30

10/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 3-5532

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Maiden has been placed a number of times in bumpers and over hurdles, including in a Galway handicap over 2m four days ago; takes a sizeable jump in trip.

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Verdict Starting price

15th

4

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Tomas O Maille

12st 0lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: M Flannery

Some good runs in handicaps last season, including here over 2m6f; can be expected to come on for recent comeback run and locally-trained 7yo remains on a competitive mark.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1113-3 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Hit form last year, winning three times on the bounce over hurdles; has mostly acquitted himself with credit since, including on the Flat; likely to be closely involved.

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5th

11

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Penny Jar

11st 10lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Patrick Downey

Two of three wins have been on decent ground; missed several engagements last season due to testing conditions, has his ground here so don't rule out.

14/1

Form: 00P-88

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 7 hurdle starts; a bit better at Wexford last time when beaten 12l; down 2lb but needs to build upon that with cheekpieces added.

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5th

12

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

Broken Bond

11st 0lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Maiden after 7 hurdle starts; a bit better at Wexford last time when beaten 12l; down 2lb but needs to build upon that with cheekpieces added.

16/1

8th

5

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:20 Wexford

Broken Bond

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Showed some ability in maidens but disappointing in both handicap starts; well beaten in a 2m4f maiden at Roscommon last time; needs his best.

25/1

Form: /457U-

Last run: 140 days

W: 11st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won three chases in UK, the last of which was over 5 years ago; won a point' in April but pulled-up in a Punchestown hunters chase; has never won over hurdles.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

27th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 90y

16:45 Sligo

Drumcliff

11st 13lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Padraig Roche

soon in touch with leaders, prominent after 9th, lost position when raced wide after 4 out, headway when ridden after 2 out, went second and ran on after last, led towards finish

3/1

6th

4

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

Drumcliff

11st 10lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Padraig Roche

Won three chases in UK, the last of which was over 5 years ago; won a point' in April but pulled-up in a Punchestown hunters chase; has never won over hurdles.

28/1

Form: 187-0P CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Sole win came over C&D last year; serious questions raised after being pulled-up at Kilbeggan last time; 4lb out of handicap.

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7th

15

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

Western Dreaming

10st 0lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Mrs Jayne Hearne

Sole win came over C&D last year; serious questions raised after being pulled-up at Kilbeggan last time; 4lb out of handicap.

40/1

0

10

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:12 Kilbeggan

Western Dreaming

11st 0lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Mrs Jayne Hearne

in touch with leaders

12/1

Form: 2/4-4P

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Showed promise for Gordon Elliott but didn't really go on from that; not a bad effort here on debut for this yard but bolted to post at Sligo last time and ran no race; questions to answer.

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8th

9

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

General Maximus

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Brian M McMahon

Showed promise for Gordon Elliott but didn't really go on from that; not a bad effort here on debut for this yard but bolted to post at Sligo last time and ran no race; questions to answer.

28/1

0

12

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:35 Sligo

General Maximus

10st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Brian M McMahon

bolted to post, walked into the start, took keen hold, in rear

12/1

4th

9

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 5y

17:08 Ballinrobe

General Maximus

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brian M McMahon

Runner-up in a Navan maiden hurdle for Gordon Elliott 16 months ago; not seen since a poor effort in a Downpatrick maiden hurdle in October; hooded for his stable debut and difficult to know what to expect; likely to improve for this.

10/1

Form: 090-16 D

Last run: 86 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Sole hurdle win came almost three years ago; won over fences at Clonmel in June but was held off this mark over hurdles at Wexford since so needs a bit more.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

12

17th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 5f 56y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Whatsyourstatus

10st 2lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gearoid O’Loughlin

Won a 2m4f Clonmel handicap chase this summer but has no worthwhile form beyond 3m and impossible to recommend at these weights in his first cross-country chase.

100/1

9th

7

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

Whatsyourstatus

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gearoid O’Loughlin

Sole hurdle win came almost three years ago; won over fences at Clonmel in June but was held off this mark over hurdles at Wexford since so needs a bit more.

11/1

Form: 5FP-42

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Won a Clonmel maiden hurdle last December and some decent runs in defeat since; moved to this yard after being 4th in a Sligo claiming hurdle last time; of interest.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

2

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

Conna Cottage

11st 13lb

J: Mr A D Bustin

T: C Byrnes

Won a Clonmel maiden hurdle last December and some decent runs in defeat since; moved to this yard after being 4th in a Sligo claiming hurdle last time; of interest.

6/1

2nd

6

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 185y

17:05 Sligo

Conna Cottage

11st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

Clonmel maiden winner on soft ran okay on last month's comeback in 3m Bellewstown handicap; not one to rule out off a handy weight given his rider's claim.

11/2

4th

8

8th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Bellewstown

Conna Cottage

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Maiden winner who ran okay in a Leopardstown handicap next time; jumping has let him down over fences the last twice but of interest back hurdling.

16/1

Form: 309-89

Last run: 69 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Has been well below form over fences and hurdles on last number of starts; is well-handicapped in theory but has to get back to form; hood added.

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0

9

12th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

16:55 Tramore

The Great White

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Point' and hurdle winner has been placed a number of times over fences, inc' over C&D; well below his best over hurdles and fences on last five starts and needs a revival.

14/1

11th

13

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

The Great White

10st 11lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Has been well below form over fences and hurdles on last number of starts; is well-handicapped in theory but has to get back to form; hood added.

25/1

9th

5

8th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:00 Bellewstown

The Great White

11st 10lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Potentially well handicapped relative to his chase form but it didn't look that way when tailed off at Wexford.

25/1

Form: 0-6829

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Returned from a year off in June; best run since was when second at Killarney but was well below that level at Galway since; better ground might help.

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0

5

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

Cullaghs Star

11st 6lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Seamus Fahey

Returned from a year off in June; best run since was when second at Killarney but was well below that level at Galway since; better ground might help.

14/1

9th

18

31st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 130y

17:40 Galway

Cullaghs Star

11st 10lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Seamus Fahey

Wexford maiden hurdle winner (heavy) in 2021 but struggled in interrupted campaign in handicaps until much improved second at Killarney 11 days ago when splitting two in-form rivals on good ground; soft ground okay.

12/1

2nd

8

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

19:10 Killarney

Cullaghs Star

11st 3lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Seamus Fahey

Wexford maiden hurdle winner in 2021 but has struggled in interrupted campaign in handicaps; mildly encouraging effort on latest but plenty more likely needed here.

14/1

Form: F0-852

Last run: 96 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Best effort came on handicap debut at Punchestown last time over nearly 3m; 4lb higher today but is lightly-raced and should have more to give; player.

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0

5

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 194y

15:00 Punchestown

Ounce Of Gold

11st 12lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: P A Fahy

Maiden's best effort came on handicap debut over C&D in June when a strong-finishing clear second; reportedly never travelled before pulled up at Ballinrobe in September so caution advised and unproven in such testing conditions.

16/1

0

8

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

Ounce Of Gold

11st 3lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

Best effort came on handicap debut at Punchestown last time over nearly 3m; 4lb higher today but is lightly-raced and should have more to give; player.

9/2

2nd

11

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 140y

17:00 Punchestown

Ounce Of Gold

10st 0lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: P A Fahy

The signs were a little more encouraging in a 3m maiden at Tipperary last time but still goes handicapping with a great deal to prove.

33/1

Form: 00-P00

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Tailed-off over C&D last time and can't be fancied, especially from 4lb out of handicap; cheekpieces tried.

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0

14

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

Courthill

10st 0lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: Michael E Hallinan

Tailed-off over C&D last time and can't be fancied, especially from 4lb out of handicap; cheekpieces tried.

66/1

11th

19

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 14y

18:35 Ballinrobe

Courthill

10st 13lb

T: Michael E Hallinan

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Exacta €407.00
Straight Forecast €364.90
Tricast €1389.60
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Penny Jar

The Irish Sun:

Ounce Of Gold

TOPSPEED:

Positive Thinker

POSTDATA:

Dorans River

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Penny Jar