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14:05 Listowel

Yielding To Soft

Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £52212.39
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 17 runners
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Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle (Listed Race)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.70
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 4FP7-7 D

Last run: 131 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Has become frustrating over hurdles but a case can be made off this mark on his best form and it was an encouraging Flat run when second to Filey Bay a month ago (received only 2lb off the winner); not entirely ruled out.

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1st

14

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Man O Work

10st 2lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

held up in last early, towards rear after 3rd, headway and in touch with leaders after 3 out, keeping on when switched right on near side of group before 2 out, ran on to lead before last, kept on well

16/1

2nd

5

17th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

20:19 Tramore

Man O Work

11st 0lb

J: Miss N Fahey

T: P G Fahey

Became a shade frustrating hurdling, even if he ran well enough off 128 in April; safely held by Uxmal at Navan sole Flat start; rider 2-8.

16/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 234-14 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Placed in two valuable big-field handicaps earlier in the year before winning a maiden; below his best in a novice hurdle at Galway and looks to have no margin for error off this mark.

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1st

2

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

18:15 Clonmel

Horantzau Dairy

11st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced in second, briefly disputed lead early

8/11

1st

5

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Horantzau Dairy

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced wide, raced in second, joined leader after 4th, challenging towards near side when nudged along before last, left in lead and clear last, reduced lead when pushed out towards finish, always doing enough

3/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 61-151 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Prolific novice; could have jumped better when fifth in her first handicap at Galway (behind Ifiwerearichman and Volantis) but she then made no mistake at Killarney (yielding to soft), coming home 6l to the good; that's earned her a 10lb hike but she's likeable.

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3rd

1

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:10 Killarney

Shecouldbeanything

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in third behind clear leaders

6/4

12th

1

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Shecouldbeanything

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Four-time hurdle winner; last win came in a Listed handicap at Killarney in August before a fine run in defeat under a big weight at Listowel; found to have made a respiratory noise last time in a Listed hurdle at Punchestown, a race also contested by Broomfield Bijou; definite chance with tongue-tie fitted; good 5lb claimer.

8/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 212-P1 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Always promised to be decent and after running below expectations on his handicap debut at Galway he got back on track with a convincing novice win at Kilbeggan; that was over 2m3f but quick enough for 2m and not yet exposed.

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4th

6

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:55 Fairyhouse

Thecompanysergeant

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

towards rear, headway and prominent 6th, challenging 3 out, weakened from last

20/1

2nd

6

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 192y

14:30 Thurles

Thecompanysergeant

11st 1lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

held up in rear, not fluent 6th, headway 3 out, went second 2 out, went clear with winner approaching last, kept on, no match for winner

7/1

Form: 00-843 D BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Has always had plenty of class and ran two big races at the Galway Festival, not getting much luck in the Galway Hurdle (2m) before 2m6f seemed to stretch him two days later; seemingly back in top order, he's seriously considered.

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5th

1

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

17:10 Uttoxeter

Icare Allen

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

held up in rear

33/1

Form: 441-22 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

An improving 5yo who came from well off the pace to push Ifiwerearichman to within a length at Galway (2m, good); might well reverse those placings but there are others to worry about.

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6th

13

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Volantis

10st 3lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

An improving 5yo who came from well off the pace to push Ifiwerearichman to within a length at Galway (2m, good); might well reverse those placings but there are others to worry about.

12/1

2nd

15

4th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 11y

17:00 Galway

Volantis

10st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

towards rear early, bumped rival 1st, midfield on inner after 3 out, headway when bit short of room after 2 out, switched left and ran on after last, went second towards finish

25/1

2nd

5

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 154y

19:48 Roscommon

Volantis

10st 13lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Placed in bumpers and off the mark on second start over hurdles in ordinary Fairyhouse maiden (2m, yielding) over three months ago; doesn't look chucked in for handicap bow and has been keen so longer trip not sure to suit, but open to progress for yard in form.

13/2

Form: 0-2302 D BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Reliable front-runner whose only blip this summer came when well beaten at 28-1 in the Galway Hurdle; at his best in dominating smaller fields and can be taken on.

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11

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 90y

14:30 Punchestown

Cash Back

11st 7lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Ex-Willie Mullins; eight wins, the most recent when bolting up in three-runner 3m hurdle at Clonmel last December; has left Mullins since a disappointing run over a shorter trip at Leopardstown in March.

12/1

2

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 72y

14:50 Leopardstown

Cash Back

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced in second, lost second before 5th, lost third after 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

7/2

Form: 7232/9 D

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Only 1-13 but was second of 27 when last handicapping at the Dublin Racing Festival of 2022; entitled to have needed it when behind Fils D'Oudairies in the Grade 3 Grimes at Tipperary; better is expected on the back of that.

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1st

9

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Magic Tricks

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 4 out, challenging 2 out, ridden to lead run-in, went clear towards finish

7/4

1

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Magic Tricks

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Gordon Elliott

Useful handicap hurdler at about 2m; won at Down Royal (soft) in November and had no luck (badly hampered, unable to recover) at Leopardstown last month; however, he's more exposed than many of these rivals, looks vulnerable off top weight and has something to prove over this new trip.

40/1

Form: 1435-1 C

Last run: 119 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won a bumper at this meeting 12 months ago and got off the mark over hurdles when odds-on for a Limerick maiden in May; lacks a recent run and thrown into the deep end here for handicap debut; 5lb wrong.

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11th

8

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:05 Punchestown

My Gaffer

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

Winner of a Listowel bumper and Limerick maiden hurdle; fourth in a Navan Grade 3 novice in November but made little impact in two handicap runs in December.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1123-5 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Some notable efforts in British handicaps last season and was a highly respectable fifth in the Galway Hurdle, doing his best work late; has since won a maiden on the Flat; hard to discount.

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4th

7

(15)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 31y

17:10 Naas

Filey Bay

9st 3lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Emmet Mullins

dwelt start, midfield, headway 4f out

9/1

10th

2

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Filey Bay

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Emmet Mullins

Some notable efforts in British handicaps last season and was a highly respectable fifth in the Galway Hurdle, doing his best work late; has since won a maiden on the Flat; hard to discount.

5/1

6th

2

(6)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 110y

15:10 Tipperary

Filey Bay

9st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Emmet Mullins

slowly away, in rear throughout

9/1

Form: 45-F11 D

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 149

Form & Verdict

9lb higher than when second 12 months ago but they claim 5lb off his back this time and returns in better form having won a Grade 3 last time at Tipperary; prominent racer who should be kept out of trouble and he's on the shortlist.

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4th

1

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

Fils Doudairies

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped right on occasions, led and clear, mistake 2nd, reduced lead before 3 out

66/1

3rd

1

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

14:35 Punchestown

Fils Doudairies

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

led, clear when not fluent 1st, headed and dropped to last before 2 out, no chance with winner but kept on and went third run-in

25/1

Form: 57166- D

Last run: 150 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Has only won a maiden and has managed no better than sixth in his three handicaps; this looks a big ask from 5lb out of the weights.

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9

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Captains Nephew

10st 9lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Winner on heavy at Clonmel in December and two good runs in defeat after; suffered slight overreach when well below best at Thurles; career-best when winning a Listed novice handicap on heavy ground at Fairyhouse; 10lb higher now.

25/1

Form: P0-51P CD BF

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Failed to give her true running when pulled up in this 12 months ago and was found to be clinically abnormal after disappointing in the Galway Hurdle (well backed); went into that race bang in form and could be given another chance.

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20th

11

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Glan

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

Midfield in this race last year (on comeback) but later recorded wins at Listowel and Roscommon (flat); let down by jumping in very valuable handicaps at Galway and Listowel and absent since so may need this.

14/1

13th

7

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Glan

10st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Failed to give her true running when pulled up in this 12 months ago and was found to be clinically abnormal after disappointing in the Galway Hurdle (well backed); went into that race bang in form and could be given another chance.

15/2

Form: /134-1 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Long odds-on win in a maiden at Kilbeggan told us nothing new but he's a very lightly raced 8yo from a leading stable and has to be of interest on handicap debut.

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8th

11

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Aime Desjy

10st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

9yo who is lightly raced for his age and won at Gowran (2m4f) last month on third chase start; creditable fifth in Topham at Aintree (2m5f) since and, while he's unraced beyond that trip and stamina is a big query, he's trained by Willie Mullins and for that reason alone is worth a second look.

28/1

5th

10

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Aime Desjy

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Unexposed 9yo who has shown signs of considerable promise and could have more to offer for top Irish yard; however, improvement is needed off today's mark and his jumping and chasing inexperience could count against him.

14/1

Form: 5-7010 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Only his second run in blinkers when winning at Bellewstown (2m1f, good) before disappointing on soft ground at Killarney; needs conditions to dry out, and yet even then he looks vulnerable in this company.

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11th

3

1st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

16:25 Tipperary

Wouldnt You Agree

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

midfield

16/1

15th

16

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Wouldnt You Agree

10st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

Only his second run in blinkers when winning at Bellewstown (2m1f, good) before disappointing on soft ground at Killarney; needs conditions to dry out, and yet even then he looks vulnerable in this company.

40/1

Form: 21-3P1 D

Last run: 75 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Reportedly better for patient tactics when winning with something in hand at Sligo (2m1f, good); 7lb higher in a better race here but this should be run to suit him; perhaps best on good ground.

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7th

5

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

The Big Chap

11st 2lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Paul W Flynn

Won a beginners' at Fairyhouse in October before a novice chase success at Galway later that month; pulled up after a bad mistake behind Solness at Fairyhouse but back on track with a 1l defeat to The Folkes Tiara over C&D on St Stephen's Day; that looked like a warm race and he was closing on the winner all the way to the line; should be in the mix again.

13/2

2nd

4

26th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

The Big Chap

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Paul W Flynn

held up in midfield

8/1

0

6

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

The Big Chap

10st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul W Flynn

prominent early, mistake 2nd, dropped to midfield before 6th, weakened and dropped to rear 5 out, detached when pulled up before 4 out

13/2

Form: 46-441 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Had the run of things up front when winning a big-field 2m handicap at Galway and he faces certain competition for the lead if ridden the same way here; 7lb higher.

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0

11

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Ifiwerearichman

10st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Had the run of things up front when winning a big-field 2m handicap at Galway and he faces certain competition for the lead if ridden the same way here; 7lb higher.

20/1

1st

14

4th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 11y

17:00 Galway

Ifiwerearichman

10st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

made virtually all, faced challenge when good jump last, soon clear and ridden, reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

22/1

4th

9

8th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 188y

18:00 Bellewstown

Ifiwerearichman

10st 11lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Down Royal maiden winner has run creditably since, including when sixth of 25 in Punchestown festival handicap, but needs more to defy this mark.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta €1359.00
Straight Forecast €810.00
Tricast €4215.00
Trifecta €9759.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Icare Allen

POSTDATA:

Thecompanysergeant

TOPSPEED:

Icare Allen

The Irish Sun:

Icare Allen