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www.gowranpark.ie 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6265.49
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 11 runners
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www.gowranpark.ie 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £18.10
  • Place: £4.00

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Big run on debut on the Flat (1m2f) and ran to a similar level over 1m5f; form dipped when dropped back to 1m2f last time; sire has had a few winners over jumps; wears first-time blinkers for hurdle debut.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

2

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 175y

13:20 Naas

Open To Question

11st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

towards rear, slow jump 3rd, not fluent 4th, outpaced and detached 5th, weakening when not fluent 2 out

7/1

9th

6

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:50 Leopardstown

Open To Question

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

75-rated maiden on the Flat, best of his three runs when fourth over 1m2f at the Curragh last May; switch to hurdling and addition of blinkers did the trick when he won readily at Gowran in September; runner-up Pigeon House is consistent but remains a maiden after seven attempts.

40/1

1st

4

30th Sep 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Gowran Park

Open To Question

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Big run on debut on the Flat (1m2f) and ran to a similar level over 1m5f; form dipped when dropped back to 1m2f last time; sire has had a few winners over jumps; wears first-time blinkers for hurdle debut.

14/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.90

Form: U42

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Unseated early on hurdle bow and was only a distant fourth at Killarney on his second try but left that behind when runner-up in a maiden hurdle at Ballinrobe 15 days ago (Expelliarmus third); handled heavy ground on the level and he sets the standard here.

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9th

12

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Pigeon House

11st 2lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Mrs John Harrington

Runner-up in five of his eight hurdles and can lack some concentration when it matters; not without place claims on the peak of his efforts but he's now 0-15 under both codes and firmly frustrating; it would go against the grain to trust one with his overall profile in this fierce a handicap.

33/1

2nd

9

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:42 Gowran Park

Pigeon House

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: Mrs John Harrington

led, joined after 4 out, headed after 3 out

2/1

2nd

13

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

12:55 Punchestown

Pigeon House

11st 7lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs John Harrington

Went 0-7 on the Flat and he's now 0-6 as a hurdler; has been knocking on the door and ran to form when fourth at Leopardstown last time but good bit to find with Mordor on that.

10/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2332 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

In the first three on each of her four hurdle starts so far; turned over when odds-on at Perth earlier this month; will need a step forward to land this but solid place claims.

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1st

3

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Limerick

Doctor Nightingale

11st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped left on occasions, pressed leader, briefly disputed lead from 3rd, prominent after 4th, joined leaders on inner before 2 out, led and ran on after last

6/1

9th

3

(1)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Doctor Nightingale

10st 1lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent on inner

8/1

6th

4

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Punchestown

Doctor Nightingale

11st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Maiden on Flat has been placed on five of six attempts hurdling, seemingly out of depth last time at Newbury behind a better-fancied stablemate; cheekpieces now fitted for handicap debut and has a chance on best form though doesn't appear that progressive.

11/2

Form: 4

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Some promising Flat form over 1m and creditable hurdle debut when fourth of eight at Down Royal earlier this month; entitled to build on that and one for the shortlist.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

6

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Emotivo

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Flat ability respected, best form at 1m; best of three hurdle runs was her latest when a rare stable runner at Hereford (2m, soft) where she was unable to lay a glove on Spiced Rum; however, has a 6lb pull for that 2.5l defeat and this drier surface could see her finish more strongly this time; respected.

6/1

2nd

3

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Emotivo

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Failed to threaten when fourth last September on her two hurdle starts, and she could do with settling better than last time; however, those runs read well in today's context and this talented Flat maiden could have more to offer for her top Irish trainer, for whom she's the sole runner on the card.

3/1

4th

11

30th Sep 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Gowran Park

Emotivo

10st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Some promising Flat form over 1m and creditable hurdle debut when fourth of eight at Down Royal earlier this month; entitled to build on that and one for the shortlist.

6/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Some useful form on the Flat but yet to go further than 1m and not bred for this; market may be informative.

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5th

3

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Punchestown

Biggerthanbigtime

11st 8lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

Fair flat maiden and pick of four attempts hurdling when front-running third at Galway on soft, too keen under similar tactics over C&D latest (Burvea ahead); more needed on handicap debut.

8/1

7th

1

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

11:40 Punchestown

Biggerthanbigtime

11st 0lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

10-race maiden who showed more on his third hurdle start at Galway last month when third of 10 (beaten roughly 6l); surprise if he's good enough for this but has place claims.

8/1

3rd

1

28th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 90y

13:57 Galway

Biggerthanbigtime

11st 0lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

Regressive on the Flat but didn't shape badly at Gowran on hurdling debut; below that form at Punchestown since when didn't jump fluently at times; handicaps probably beckon after today.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Hasn't shown much in two starts up to 1m4f on the Flat so far; not guaranteed to see this out.

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Verdict Starting price

15th

20

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:17 Naas

Tom Red

10st 11lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Showed just a hint of ability in two Flat maidens and three maiden hurdles; tongue-tie on for handicap bow; worth a market check.

25/1

7th

7

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

12:15 Cork

Tom Red

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Ran twice on the Flat; has made no impact in his first two races over hurdles.

33/1

10th

8

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

13:30 Punchestown

Tom Red

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

in touch with leaders

50/1

Form: 3 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Two lengths behind re-opposing Pigeon House when third at Ballinrobe 15 days ago, sticking to her task well on hurdle debut; not sure to be suited by softer ground this time though.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

28th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 90y

13:57 Galway

Expelliarmus

10st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Rated 76 after four Flat starts but wasn't progressive and best form was on good ground; solid hurdling debut at Ballinrobe but was way below that level on heavy at Gowran since; looks the owner's main contender but this ground is a major concern.

12/1

7th

12

30th Sep 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Gowran Park

Expelliarmus

10st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Two lengths behind re-opposing Pigeon House when third at Ballinrobe 15 days ago, sticking to her task well on hurdle debut; not sure to be suited by softer ground this time though.

4/1

3rd

6

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 153y

15:05 Ballinrobe

Expelliarmus

10st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Well beaten favourite twice since promising third over 1m2f in Navan maiden; half-brother was a useful juvenile hurdler although it took him a couple of starts to get the hang of it.

9/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has shown some ability on the Flat up to 1m2f including on heavy; half-brother to a hurdle winner and stamina on the dam's side of his pedigree; worth a market check.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

15

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

No Big Deal

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Charles O’Brien

Maiden on the Flat after four starts; just a hint of promise in three maiden hurdles; down the field on handicap debut at Naas; tongue-tie on now.

10/1

13th

19

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:52 Naas

No Big Deal

10st 11lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Charles O’Brien

towards rear

16/1

9th

4

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

13:30 Punchestown

No Big Deal

11st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Charles O’Brien

towards rear of midfield

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Shown nothing in two starts on the Flat up to 1m4f; related to winners over hurdles but has more to prove than some.

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9th

7

30th Sep 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Gowran Park

Rushour Rains

11st 0lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Paul Nolan

Shown nothing in two starts on the Flat up to 1m4f; related to winners over hurdles but has more to prove than some.

20/1

11th

7

(9)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Curragh

Rushour Rains

9st 8lb

J: W J Lee

T: Paul Nolan

towards rear

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Some promising Flat form and her best effort came on heavy; related to a point winner and one of the more interesting hurdle debutantes.

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11th

8

(4)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:05 Galway

La Tulipe Noire

9st 12lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Ciaran Murphy

AW winner is 0-6 on turf, running well here at the festival on heavy but others preferred on overall form.

16/1

11th

8

(4)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:05 Galway

La Tulipe Noire

9st 12lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Ciaran Murphy

AW winner is 0-6 on turf, running well here at the festival on heavy but others preferred on overall form.

16/1

7th

11

(10)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

La Tulipe Noire

8st 7lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Ciaran Murphy

Won a 2yo maiden over 1m here last winter; solid in three Flat starts over the summer but was beaten a long way on recent hurdling debut; 1lb out of the handicap but a chance.

14/1

Form: 3

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Off the mark over 1m5f on the Flat at Down Royal this summer; distant third on last month's hurdle bow when not jumping with fluency; may do better.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

22

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:12 Cork

St Faz

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: E J O’Grady

Hit the frame when a distant third on his hurdle debut; had an excuse (saddle slipped) when tailed off at Gowran since; place prospects.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta €1546.00
Straight Forecast €995.90
Trifecta €9920.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Pigeon House

TOPSPEED:

Doctor Nightingale

The Irish Sun:

Open To Question

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Pigeon House

POSTDATA:

Pigeon House