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Tote Always SP Or Better At Galway Maiden Hurdle

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  • 2m 0f 160y
  • 11 runners
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Tote Always SP Or Better At Galway Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £20.20
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 2337-

Last run: 160 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed on all three maiden hurdle outings last March/April; out of his depth in a conditions race at the Punchestown festival, place prospects in this grade.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 156y

15:01 Galway

Free Flowing

11st 10lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Norman Lee

Placed on all three maiden hurdle outings last March/April; out of his depth in a conditions race at the Punchestown festival; course maiden winner over a shorter trip on seasonal debut; same 7lb-claiming rider now; trip should not be a problem.

6/1

1st

2

3rd Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

13:50 Galway

Free Flowing

11st 12lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Norman Lee

took keen hold early, prominent, went third before 5th, ridden and challenging after 2 out, led narrowly run-in, kept on well

10/1

7th

7

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

16:15 Punchestown

Free Flowing

11st 3lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

Has run to a similar level when placed on all three of his maiden hurdle tries and can win one in time; however, he is facing some higher quality opposition today.

33/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.02

Form: 62/3

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Flat winner over 1m7f in France in March 2021; runner-up in a heavy-ground hurdle at Compeigne the following month; off for 27 months until third on Irish debut here at the festival; only 11-2 then but was the outsider of the stable's three runners; improvement likely, should be in the mix.

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6

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

Olympic Man

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Bolted up in a maiden hurdle at Naas and only narrowly denied when bidding to follow up in a Listed handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse; different ground is a question and the form has taken a few knocks but hard to dismiss.

5/1

5

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Olympic Man

11st 3lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

French import was off for 27 months until third on Irish debut at last year's Galway festival; expensive loser at the same venue in October; made amends with front-running maiden hurdle win at Naas; needs to jump better.

3/1

1st

16

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:07 Naas

Olympic Man

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Flat winner over 1m7f in France in March 2021; runner-up in a heavy-ground hurdle at Compeigne the following month; off for 27 months until third on Irish debut at Galway festival; shaped well then but was an expensive loser at the same venue in October; good chance of making amends.

11/8

OUR TIP

66/1

  • Place: £12.00

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in a maiden point at Dromahane in April; unlikely to make an immediate impact on the track; hooded.

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9th

3

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 70y

13:33 Thurles

Burru

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Bernard Martin Crowley

Maiden has shown some ability over hurdles; well beaten on chasing debut and has a tough task today.

50/1

Form: 70P-3

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Having only his fifth outing and already on his third trainer; made a bright start for this Waterford stable when a long-priced third over a longer trip at Sligo in August.

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0

1

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 194y

15:00 Punchestown

Tom Kelly

12st 0lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Mrs Jayne Hearne

Top-weight is 0-6 in maidens, showing promise on a couple of occasions although recent Thurles effort was well below his best; others preferred on handicap debut.

16/1

7th

7

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

15:50 Thurles

Tom Kelly

11st 4lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Mrs Jayne Hearne

Fair form in three starts for this yard and steps up in trip here; small place chance

22/1

Form: 324-

Last run: 168 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

In the frame on all three bumper starts for Mags Mullins; good effort when second in 2m Cork event in March and not beaten far in fourth behind a Willie Mullins-trained in a 2m4f Tipperary contest in April; looks capable of winning races for the champion trainer.

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7th

2

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:15 Navan

Armed And Fabulous

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Runner-up in a Cork bumper for Mags Mullins; well beaten in two maiden hurdles for her current stable and others look more likely.

16/1

8th

1

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

12:41 Galway

Armed And Fabulous

11st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

Runner-up in a Cork bumper for Mags Mullins in March; jumped poorly enough on her stable and hurdles debut here at the beginning of the month; this is less daunting but still needs to improve.

7/4

5th

10

3rd Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

13:50 Galway

Armed And Fabulous

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

In the frame on all three bumper starts for Mags Mullins; good effort when second in 2m Cork event in March and not beaten far in fourth behind a Willie Mullins-trained in a 2m4f Tipperary contest in April; looks capable of winning races for the champion trainer.

6/1

Form: 70

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in two points; soundly beaten on his first two starts over hurdles.

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5th

8

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

Squire Ohara

10st 9lb

J: Daniel King

T: A J Martin

Finished third in both points starts; just a glimpse of ability in six starts between hurdles and fences; tongue-tie on for handicap debut after a break; worth a market check.

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Newcomer has a senior rider aboard but stable may have a better chance with Free Flowing; hooded.

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5th

3

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:36 Galway

Leva Tip

11st 12lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Norman Lee

didn't jump with fluency, towards rear, not fluent 9th, not fluent 4 out, detached from 2 out

33/1

7th

3

3rd Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

13:50 Galway

Leva Tip

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Norman Lee

Newcomer has a senior rider aboard but stable may have a better chance with Free Flowing; hooded.

50/1

Form: 0-0

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Remote second in a point; no apparent chance on the evidence of two maiden hurdle attempts.

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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:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Pulled-up on both starts in points; transformation needed, dam won a 2m5f maiden hurdle at Tramore for this yard in 2012.

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12th

1

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:52 Naas

Rusheen

11st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: James Daniel Dullea

midfield

15/2

9th

10

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 166y

16:10 Punchestown

Rusheen

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: James Daniel Dullea

Beaten a nose on handicap debut at Limerick; coped with a 5lb rise for that when scoring narrowly at Fairyyhouse; another 8lb higher now; further progress is not out of the question.

7/1

1st

3

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Rusheen

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: James Daniel Dullea

0-5 but only beaten a nose when up in trip on handicap debut at Limerick three weeks ago; up 5lb and respected with Mullins on again.

8/1

Form: 00

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a bumper at Ballinrobe; remote tenth of 14 at Galway; safe to rule out.

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9th

9

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

12:41 Galway

Smart And Sharp

11st 7lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Norman Lee

Soundly beaten on all three starts, including her hurdles debut here earlier this month; no appeal.

200/1

10th

12

3rd Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

13:50 Galway

Smart And Sharp

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Norman Lee

Tailed off in a bumper at Ballinrobe; remote tenth of 14 at Galway; safe to rule out.

100/1

10th

7

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 130y

19:15 Galway

Smart And Sharp

11st 11lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Norman Lee

Tailed off when 66-1 first time out in a bumper at Ballinrobe; hood used then is discarded now.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Twice placed in points, beaten a long way both times; in good hands with Robert Tyner but best watched here.

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9th

15

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

16:10 Thurles

On The Banks

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Poor run of form in handicaps, impossible to be confident in despite declining mark.

25/1

15

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

On The Banks

11st 3lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Robert Tyner

in touch with leaders early, prominent behind clear leader 6th, weakened before 8th, dropped to last and detached when not fluent 4 out, soon pulled up

14/1

0

5

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 116y

15:20 Clonmel

On The Banks

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

prominent, lost position when hit 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

20/1

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