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13:35 Listowel

Yielding To Soft

John J. Galvin Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7048.67
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 18 runners
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John J. Galvin Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Evs (Won)

  • Win: £1.40
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 234-22 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who is now 0-6 over hurdles but was runner-up to the high-class Good Land at Leopardstown last December and has matched that smart RPR of 130 on two subsequent occasions; for one who can be keen, this drop back to 2m4f should work in his favour; hard to beat.

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3rd

3

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

14:45 Cheltenham

Tag Man

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Took seven attempts to get off the mark over hurdles but bumped into some good horses before last month's comfortable success at Listowel (2m4f, yielding to soft); hold each-way claims at least here.

7/2

1st

12

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Tag Man

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

travelled strongly, prominent, led from 4th, went clear 2 out, bad mistake last, eased towards finish, comfortably

Evs

13/8

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 52-13 BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Came good in her third bumper (won by 8l at Downpatrick) but she finished a tired third when made favourite for hurdling debut at Wexford (2m, yielding); posted an RPR of only 103 that day and she'll need to raise her game here.

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2nd

17

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:35 Listowel

River Tara

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

soon prominent, not fluent 2nd, outpaced home turn, headway when switched left after 2 out, went second but no chance with winner last, kept on

13/8

3rd

3

11th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 160y

16:55 Wexford

River Tara

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Beaten half a length on yard debut and confirmed the promise of that run when winning a Downpatrick bumper by 8l in June; useful jumps pedigree and every chance of further progress on hurdle debut.

11/8

50/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Held every chance when falling late on in his second point (winner now with Donald McCain) and has joined a respected yard to go under rules.

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10th

11

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Secrecies Of Stone

11st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Paul Nolan

Solid runs in all three maidens over various trips, good second over 2m at Limerick last time on heavy; equally effective at this trip so one to consider.

10/1

2nd

11

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Limerick

Secrecies Of Stone

11st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Paul Nolan

prominent, headway and went second approaching last, kept on, no match for winner

5/1

Form: 2

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Only made his debut last Sunday, outrunning odds of 66-1 to finish second over 3m on the opening day of this festival; bred to keep improving but looks to have more on his plate this time.

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8th

2

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Leopardstown

Just Three

12st 0lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Started career brightly with Listowel second in September but has failed to build on that, well held in small-runner novices of late; upped in trip here for handicap debut (half-brother Kildrum a 3m chase winner) so could improve for it.

12/1

3rd

4

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

13:35 Fairyhouse

Just Three

11st 6lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

took keen hold, raced in last, went third after 4th, disputing second after 7th, went second after 8th, joined leader before 3 out, outpaced after 3 out, lost second and weakened before 2 out

25/1

5th

4

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 0f 0y

12:45 Navan

Just Three

11st 2lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

raced lazily at times, raced in last throughout, not fluent and weakened 2 out

33/1

200/1

Form: 50-

Last run: 353 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

His first bumper run when beaten 15l was better than the second when tailed off at Galway; opposable for now.

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13th

8

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:21 Limerick

Sonny Fella

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: W M Roper

midfield

12/1

5th

11

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Sonny Fella

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: W M Roper

soon in touch with leaders, mistake and outpaced 4 out, some headway but no impression after 3 out

200/1

Form: 90

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten 26l and 21l in her first two maiden hurdles and doesn't look up to this.

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8th

17

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:21 Limerick

Shindilla

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

midfield, not fluent and lost ground 1st

16/1

6th

18

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Shindilla

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

in touch with leaders, hampered by faller 1st, midfield when not fluent 4 out, some headway but no impression before 2 out

66/1

Form: 0-84

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has ability, having finished third in a point and fourth in a bumper at Kilbeggan; still opposable in a race of this nature.

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13th

19

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Ballerina Boxer

11st 2lb

J: Alex Harvey

T: D Harvey

towards rear

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has a useful jumping pedigree but would need to be smart to win this on debut.

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10th

12

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:00 Thurles

The Dooner Citizen

11st 12lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Lots to find on previous two maiden runs, likely of more interest in handicaps.

66/1

8th

17

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:40 Thurles

The Dooner Citizen

11st 4lb

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Jumping was a little untidy when a remote eighth on debut at Listowel; second reserve.

Form: 8

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Did well in points and, at odds of 7-1, better was presumably expected of him when tailed off in a 2m2f maiden hurdle at Downpatrick (good to yielding); today's softer ground could be welcomed.

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2nd

6

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:55 Cork

Now Is The Hour

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Very much on the improve; would have landed a Limerick maiden hurdle at Christmas but for falling, has put that to rights since by winning a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle and bossing a 3m Grade 2 novice at Haydock; big step back in trip here for his chase debut but effective over at least 2m3f and likely to be hard to beat.

6/4

Form: 0-

Last run: 354 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Remote second in a point before finishing tailed off on his hurdling debut at Tipperary nearly a year ago.

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2

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Soldat Flamboyant

11st 13lb

J: Mr J G Murphy

T: Daniel G Murphy

Not disgraced in a Limerick maiden hurdle in November; pulled up over fences at Tramore since after jumping poorly; cheekpieces tried in his first handicap hurdle; not a forlorn hope.

12/1

0

9

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

14:30 Tramore

Soldat Flamboyant

11st 12lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Daniel G Murphy

Remote second in a point; only mild encouragement from last week's remote fourth in a maiden hurdle at Limerick, 3 1/2l behind Rising Dust.

20/1

Form: P-U9

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed something when a keeping-on ninth at Kilbeggan but is likely to remain vulnerable whilst confined to maidens.

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4th

1

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:10 Cork

Applicationofcash

12st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Showed a bit in a maiden at Kilbeggan last month; shrewd yard and could easily show up well on handicap debut especially if proving well named.

10/1

8th

4

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 176y

13:55 Clonmel

Applicationofcash

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: S Curling

A glimpse of ability in a Kilbeggan maiden hurdle but was below that at Listowel last week; of more interest in handicaps.

50/1

11th

1

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Applicationofcash

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Showed something when a keeping-on ninth at Kilbeggan but is likely to remain vulnerable whilst confined to maidens.

100/1

Form: 58

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

There have been positives to take from his two maiden efforts at Ballinrobe when beaten 21l and 15l; still appeals as one who will come into his own when handicapping.

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9th

3

17th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

12:20 Wexford

Due Course

11st 12lb

J: Mr J P O’Rourke

T: P O’Rourke

Two Ballinrobe runs in August were respectable; no encouragement from his run over 2m4f at Listowel last time; tongue-tie fitted now.

33/1

Form: 0/00

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest pointer who was also tailed off in a hunter chase; has suffered the same fate over hurdles.

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8th

10

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 77y

18:50 Ballinrobe

Clyde The Glide

10st 13lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

prominent, lost position 3 out, weakened from 2 out

28/1

10th

16

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Clyde The Glide

11st 3lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

Hasn't done much yet although handicap debut when mid-field at Limerick over Christmas was respectable; tailed off over longer trip here since.

33/1

OUR TIP

200/1

Form: 0/P9-0

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Very minor form in bumpers/maidens at huge odds; no appeal.

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14th

2

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Bright Lad

11st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: F Costello

Very minor form in bumpers/maidens at huge odds; no appeal.

200/1

15th

3

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 130y

15:20 Galway

Bright Lad

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: F Costello

Little sign of ability in five starts and has been off for 12 months.

100/1

2

30th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 150y

14:00 Galway

Bright Lad

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: F Costello

midfield, mistake 5th, soon weakened, pulled up after 3 out

150/1

Form: 00/83-

Last run: 485 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

The cheekpieces he wore for the first time when a 17l third at Wexford are now dispensed with; off since May 2022 and returns in a decent race.

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5th

9

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Padraigs Boy

11st 7lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Ms Alice Curran

In contention when last-flight faller over 2m at Cork in November and ran well in first-time cheekpieces when fourth to progressive Aodhan May (won twice since) over 2m6f at Navan; sixth that day has also won twice since; looks up to winning a handicap.

11/2

4th

12

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:15 Navan

Padraigs Boy

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Ms Alice Curran

midfield, headway before 2 out, went fourth approaching last, kept on well, not reach leaders

9/2

0

10

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Padraigs Boy

10st 6lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Ms Alice Curran

midfield

20/1

Form: 8/5-

Last run: 504 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in a point but tailed off in last year's two maiden hurdles and Rachael Blackmore has jumped ship; now hooded.

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0

9

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:35 Listowel

So Original

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Placed in a point but tailed off in last year's two maiden hurdles and Rachael Blackmore has jumped ship; now hooded.

25/1

5th

7

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:20 Downpatrick

So Original

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

8/1

Form: 220-

Last run: 147 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

No threat to the winners of the bumpers in which he finished second and was well beaten at Punchestown in April; should make a hurdler but best watched for now.

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5th

11

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Talk In The Park

10st 1lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ross O’Sullivan

midfield

10/1

4th

12

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Navan

Talk In The Park

10st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

prominent, prominent behind clear leaders after 3rd

10/1

4th

12

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Talk In The Park

10st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

midfield, some headway approaching last, kept on and went fourth final 110yds, not reach leaders

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made a bright start in her points but questionable whether she'll be up to winning this first time over hurdles.

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13

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

17:08 Cork

Colline Fleurie

10st 13lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

raced wide, pressed leader early, in touch with leaders when reminders and weakened after 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

25/1

8th

14

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Colline Fleurie

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Point winner but no show on any of her runs on the track, including on her handicap debut at Cork in December; certainly capable of better and perhaps a market watch may tell more.

16/1

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