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17:00 Gowran Park

Soft

Thomastown Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 2m 4f 70y
  • 9 runners
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Thomastown Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.20
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 1P1F-P D BF

Last run: 138 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Unreliable but no doubt he's capable of winning off this mark on return.

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4

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Emancipator

11st 2lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Very best form has come over fences at this sort of trip on similar ground; rated lower over timber and ran okay when fourth of 14 at Naas last month; step back up in trip will suit.

9/1

4th

12

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Emancipator

10st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Went up 13lb for winning a Gowran handicap hurdle in September; won a handicap chase at Fairyhouse in December but lack-lustre effort at Thurles after that; back over hurdles here and gets bang in off bottom-weight; should be competitive.

8/1

5th

4

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Emancipator

11st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Better chaser than hurdler with three wins, most recently with a game success in a 3m handicap chase at Punchestown last month; up another 8lb for that; this trip is fine for him and he could well go close again.

5/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: P00577

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Chase winner 0-23 hurdling; 25s, held in seventh last twice, but did travel quite well over farther latest; risky.

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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

7/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 3121U- D

Last run: 172 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Consistent type unseated when last seen but that off 112 chasing and won when last seen hurdling (in February) so obvious contender if ready; keep an eye on same connections' Krabat in previous race.

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6th

8

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

Happy Dreams

10st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Michael J McDonagh

Four-time chase winner; career best in Listed handicap at Limerick over Christmas; didn't build on that at Naas in January and disappointing favourite over timber since; vulnerable back down in trip.

25/1

6th

9

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Happy Dreams

11st 6lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Michael J McDonagh

Made it 4-10 over fences at Limerick in December and didn't run badly when seventh at Naas since; should go well from his lower hurdle mark.

12/1

7th

8

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:12 Naas

Happy Dreams

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Switched between hurdling and chasing with some success last season; same again this season; twice placed over hurdles before winning the valuable Tim Duggan Memorial over an extended 2m3f at Limerick; 2m probably too short for him, even at this stiff track.

10/1

Form: 34P-0P

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Things went a little awry last season and neither effort since suggested he's back on track (though latest SP chasing implied he's working fine at home); risky; last hurdle win in May 2021; blinkers.

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12th

21

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

Clonbury Bridge

10st 5lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: J P Dempsey

midfield

12/1

1st

17

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Clonbury Bridge

10st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: J P Dempsey

No hurdle wins since the Galway festival in 2021 but hit the frame with a distant third at Navan in January; mark continues to fall (eased 1lb for latest); very best form is on quicker ground but handles conditions; can't be ruled out.

20/1

3rd

8

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

14:30 Navan

Clonbury Bridge

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J P Dempsey

No wins over hurdle since the Galway festival in 2021; promising third at Thurles in November but not as good at Leopardstown since; capable from this mark.

12/1

Form: 00-19P

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Ballinrobe win was out of the blue and two shockers since render him hard to fancy.

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12th

2

(16)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:50 Gowran Park

Spanish John

10st 0lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: P A Fahy

Hurdle winner last year has run respectably in Flat maidens, including over 1m4f at this course last time; doesn't look particularly well handicapped but considered.

22/1

8th

11

(9)

23rd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 4f 100y

19:15 Gowran Park

Spanish John

9st 9lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: P A Fahy

Handicap hurdle winner off a modest 86 at Ballinrobe last August; not disgraced at the Curragh on the second of two runs on the Flat but safely held by Neptunes Staircase.

20/1

Form: 2-4310 D

Last run: 82 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Deserved Downpatrick maiden hurdle win in June; off-day when last seen but ground-versatile and big player on the balance.

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17th

15

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Mister Twist

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Won 2m6f maiden at Downpatrick last summer but struggled twice afterwards in handicaps; absent since September and may just need this.

10/1

6th

1

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

17:00 Gowran Park

Mister Twist

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Deserved Downpatrick maiden hurdle win in June; off-day when last seen but ground-versatile and big player on the balance.

10/1

Form: 7F0-00

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

One reasonable run but huge prices and no threat both handicaps.

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13

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 120y

17:05 Cork

Ella Rose

11st 5lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: D E Prendergast

led, headed but prominent after 1st

14/1

7th

13

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Tipperary

Ella Rose

11st 6lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: D E Prendergast

Runner-up at Gowran (2m4f) but disappointing over 3m since and then over fences; needs a return to her best dropping in trip.

14/1

Form: 33223B

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Bang there all season and obvious contender again.

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3rd

4

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:10 Tramore

Hard Target

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: David Harry Kelly

Disappointing in his latest hurdle but consistent up until then and there are winning chasers in the family.

25/1

8th

8

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

17:00 Gowran Park

Hard Target

11st 0lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: David Harry Kelly

Bang there all season and obvious contender again.

8/1

Form: 598-9P

Last run: 126 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Hooded for return; 0-8 and underwhelming so far but pedigree to be far better than this and owner's horses can come alive handicapping; hooded.

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12th

11

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

All Walks Of Life

10st 11lb

J: Anna McGuinness

T: Michael Hourigan

Has shown some ability in a bumper and in maiden hurdles but disappointing since tackling handicaps; cheekpieces replace the hood worn last time; looks capable of better.

11/1

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Non-runners

Como Park, Brianna Lily, That's About Right, Ferrum

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Payout
Exacta €361.00
Straight Forecast €346.20
Tricast €1520.60
Trifecta €3395.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Brianna Lily

SPOTLIGHT:

All Walks Of Life

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Hard Target