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Yielding To Soft

M.J. Carroll ARRO Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £11747.79
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 13 runners
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M.J. Carroll ARRO Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.90
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 574-62 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

The last of his two hurdle wins came three years ago; has missed some time since but has run well on occasion too, including at Galway last time over 2m; stays this trip so is one to consider.

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1st

8

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:45 Listowel

Gold Speed

10st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Adrian Murray

held up in rear, headway after 3 out, led approaching last, kept on

11/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 4312/2

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark in a valuable novice handicap at Fairyhouse (3m) last year before a fine 2nd at Punchestown; then went missing until a career-best 2nd at Galway over 2m6f; should have improved from that and run well off 3lb higher.

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8th

4

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:00 Cheltenham

Bugs Moran

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Noel Meade

Won competitive novices' handicap at Fairyhouse (3m, good to yielding) in April and ran very well in defeat on all three subsequent appearances (2m4f-2m6f); likely to be right in the thick of things again.

13/2

2nd

3

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:45 Listowel

Bugs Moran

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Noel Meade

held up in rear, headway 3 out, switched right approaching last, kept on and went second towards finish

3/1

2nd

21

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 108y

14:30 Galway

Bugs Moran

10st 11lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Noel Meade

First reserve; very progressive staying novice handicapper last year; returning from over 15 months off.

5/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 2232-4 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Found improvement this year to be placed in a Thurles Grade 3 plus quality handicaps at Cheltenham and Aintree over this trip; similar effort over 2m at Galway last time and 2lb higher today; tongue-tie added; should run well.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:00 Punchestown

Buddy One

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Consistent sort and continues to progress; followed his fourth in the Stayers Hurdle with an excellent second in the Grade 1 Liverpool Hurdle; going to the well again but likely to give a good account again if his recent exertions hasn't taken the edge off him.

6/1

2nd

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Buddy One

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Acts on soft going; good second in 2m4f handicap at this meeting last year; looks set to go well again, having posted a big effort (40-1 fourth, two places behind Flooring Porter) in the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham most recently.

10/1

2

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Buddy One

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Third in the Martin Pipe here last March (2m4f, soft) and continued to progress in handicaps last year, defying top weight in big field here (3m, soft) in November; struggled in two Irish Grade 1s in December and has to prove he can cut it in this company, but he's capable of better than those last two performances and maybe a break will have helped; not ruled out each-way.

25/1

Form: 3/1P-7

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won a 2m Clonmel maiden in testing ground last winter (form that has worked out) but disappointed next time after racing freely; beaten 18l at Sligo on return last month; has to get back to best.

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2nd

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

The Four Sixes

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Front-runner who has progressed well this season (2m3f-2m5f) and was still travelling within himself when falling at Ascot last month, albeit still a fair way from home; will need his best yet to defy this high a mark but that's feasible.

8/1

3

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

17:05 Ascot

The Four Sixes

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Won on stable debut at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) on Boxing Day and this front-runner has been placed there the next twice (2m3f, soft); this lightly raced and progressive 6yo can make another bold bid provided today's better ground isn't an issue.

3/1

2nd

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

16:35 Wetherby

The Four Sixes

12st 1lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Prominent racer who was a comfortable winner on stable debut here (2m5f, soft) on Boxing Day and was a close third to War Soldier over today's C&D (soft) last time; every chance he'll be thereabouts once more.

11/2

Form: 22-223

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Has been in great form on the Flat this term, winning twice; still a maiden over hurdles but some fine runs, including here last year plus at Cork and Killarney latest; unproven over this trip.

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2nd

1

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:50 Cork

Sequoiaspirit

11st 11lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ray Hackett

took keen hold, prominent, disputed lead 2 out, kept on but no chance with winner final 110yds

13/2

14th

5

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:05 Cheltenham

Sequoiaspirit

11st 10lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Ray Hackett

5-20 overall on Flat, doing well this year at 1m4f-2m; 0-11 over hurdles but that includes five seconds and he's also not been discredited on last two outings (on yielding to soft; tried 2m4f latest); has the form to be on the premises.

18/1

5th

12

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:45 Listowel

Sequoiaspirit

10st 3lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Ray Hackett

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced 2 out, kept on run-in

9/1

Form: -70263 D

Last run: 3 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Six-time NH winner has been mixing hurdles and fences this year without winning; beaten 13l over 3m here three days ago but is probably better at this trip; could run well again.

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7th

15

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

The Little Yank

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

Heavily raced six-time winner on a long losing run at the moment; 6lb out of the handicap; faces a tough task in the circumstances.

25/1

4th

6

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:58 Cork

The Little Yank

10st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced in third behind clear leader, headway 5 out, weakened approaching last

11/1

Form: 50-44F

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner in France but has yet to score in this country though some decent efforts; made mistakes in two chase starts lately and can go well back to this sphere.

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5

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Garrybello

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Thomas Cooper

Dual winner over hurdles in France in his young days; has run well on the AW at Dundalk for this stable; Irish hurdles form is unconvincing.

25/1

Form: 22112-

Last run: 242 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Hit form last year, finishing 2nd over C&D before winning testing ground handicaps at Gowran and Limerick over 2m; local yard targets this meeting so watch for market confidence on return.

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5th

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 100y

19:20 Limerick

Marelly

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

Two hurdle wins to his name; little impact in two beginners' chases; jockey said he never travelled and made a mistake in back straight when pulled up on handicap debut in Thurles won by Sunnyvilla; cheekpieces tried now

10/1

Form: 49-452

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Hasn't won since taking a Grade 3 juvenile hurdle in 2019; isn't the force he was but was a decent 2nd over 2m at Kilbeggan last time; not sure is as effective over this trip.

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4th

6

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:00 Clonmel

Cerberus

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Augustine Leahy

Smart performer in his pomp but very inconsistent over the last 12 months and no signs of a revival at Cork last month; each-way claims if he does bounce back.

3/1

5th

9

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Cerberus

10st 8lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Augustine Leahy

Runner-up in September; struggled since; losing run goes back to 2019.

33/1

6th

7

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

15:20 Thurles

Cerberus

10st 10lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Augustine Leahy

Not far behind Little Mixup at Tramore last time but overall handicap form leaves him with something to find.

16/1

Form: 88-178 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Point, bumper and hurdle winner but inconsistent; not a bad effort at Galway last time over 2m6f and needs to build upon that.

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10th

11

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Hartur Darc

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, weakened after 4 out

8/1

1st

10

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

Hartur Darc

10st 3lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Bumper/hurdles winner for Tom Gibney and narrowly beaten in a beginners chase at Galway in October; nicely improved when successful debut for Gavin Cromwell in 2m4f Clonmel beginners last month, jumping and travelling well; unexposed on handicap debut here with potentially more to offer upped in trip.

15/2

1st

2

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:40 Clonmel

Hartur Darc

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

travelled strongly, disputed lead early, led clearly after 2nd, jumped slightly left 3rd, not fluent 4th, joined 9th

4/1

Form: 94P40- D

Last run: 150 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner has run well enough at times in the last year; needs to do more than when last seen and is 2lb out of handicap.

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9

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 130y

13:20 Punchestown

Low Lie The Fields

11st 4lb

J: Mr B T Stone

T: Peter Maher

Two wins over hurdles, rated 109; sure to know his job for this but faces formidable opposition.

33/1

11th

14

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:45 Listowel

Low Lie The Fields

10st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dual hurdle winner has run well enough at times in the last year; needs to do more than when last seen and is 2lb out of handicap.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: /576-F

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Grade 2 hurdle winner over 3m in 2021 but few runs since then; winless over fences last season and beaten when fell back over hurdles last time; others preferred.

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0

2

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:45 Listowel

Sams Profile

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: M F Morris

Grade 2 hurdle winner over 3m in 2021 but few runs since then; winless over fences last season and beaten when fell back over hurdles last time; others preferred.

25/1

0

6

12th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:55 Kilbeggan

Sams Profile

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: M F Morris

Dual hurdle winner, including a Grade 2 at Gowran in 2021 on testing ground; has been mostly over fences since but not as effective as yet; difficult to assess coming back from an absence and is probably best watched.

10/1

6th

6

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Sams Profile

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

towards rear, headway into midfield 5 out, not fluent 4 out

9/1

Form: 160-44 CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Two of his three hurdle wins have come here, including this race last year off 3lb lower; the best of two chase runs this summer came at Wexford last time; can be involved back over hurdles.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

11

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Skippin Court

11st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Peter Fahey

led, headed but prominent after 3rd

13/2

8

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 150y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Skippin Court

10st 11lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

disputed lead, prominent from 1st

7/1

4th

11

26th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Skippin Court

10st 7lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

towards rear

12/1

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Payout
Exacta €591.00
Straight Forecast €402.50
Tricast €1577.50
Trifecta €2784.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bugs Moran

TOPSPEED:

Buddy One

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Cerberus

POSTDATA:

Bugs Moran

The Irish Sun:

Bugs Moran