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16:50 Thurles

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  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 13 runners
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.70
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 40/143

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at Sligo in April on testing ground; satisfactory runs in defeat on a sounder surface at Ballinrobe and the Curragh since then; a return to these conditions could see him involved.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

16th

1

(9)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:07 Curragh

Nostra Casa

10st 0lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Paul W Flynn

midfield, outpaced and lost position 2f out, soon no extra, eased inside final furlong

13/2

13/2

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 2/9064

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Fair placed form in 2021, notably when second over 2m in testing conditions at the Curragh; missed all of last year; recent Listowel fourth (one length behind Zileo) provides hope; good each-way prospects for very capable apprentice.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

12

(11)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Thurles

Weather Alert

9st 7lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Thomas Mullins

soon held up in rear, good headway when raced wide from over 4f out, led when ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final 110yds, no match for winner

13/2

4th

15

(2)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 55y

17:45 Listowel

Weather Alert

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Thomas Mullins

Maiden came back after a long absence lately; needs to do a good bit more to feature.

25/1

6th

5

(10)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 40y

19:40 Killarney

Weather Alert

9st 4lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Thomas Mullins

dwelt start, towards rear, rapid headway and prominent after 2f

14/1

OUR TIP

20/1

  • Place: £6.30

Form: 06830

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Two wins over hurdles, overall form suggests a likely preference for better ground; Sir Allen probably the stable's number one here.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

10

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Naas

Killeemore Lad

11st 0lb

J: Trevor Ryan

T: Andrew Slattery

Dual winner over hurdles in early summer last year and was placed in 2m Flat handicaps subsequently; off five months and 3lb wrong.

16/1

13th

5

(20)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:07 Curragh

Killeemore Lad

9st 9lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Andrew Slattery

towards rear of midfield, clipped heels under 3f out, switched right towards far side over 2f out, no extra over 1f out (jockey said gelding clipped a heel turning in)

10/1

Form: 76-067

Last run: 112 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Has won four of his last six over hurdles, three of those gained since his last Flat run in June; now rated 129 over hurdles; should go close off 58, with 5lb claimed into again.

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4th

14

(9)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Thurles

Charlie Luciano

9st 4lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Noel Meade

Has won four of his last six over hurdles, three of those gained since his last Flat run in June; now rated 129 over hurdles; should go close off 58, with 5lb claimed into again.

5/1

12th

1

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Charlie Luciano

11st 12lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Noel Meade

Has won four of his last five starts over hurdles, and is now 21lb higher than when he landed a maiden at Kilbeggan in April; up 7lb for a game front-running victory over subsequent chase winner Calico at Ballinrobe three weeks ago; may be vulnerable now under top weight and not certain to uphold Ballinrobe form with third-placed Flamborough.

8/1

Form: 3798-0

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Did well over hurdles last winter/spring, winning twice and achieving a mark of 131; potentially well handicapped; struggled at Listowel but could be a different proposition with fitness advanced.

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4th

1

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 72y

14:50 Leopardstown

Sir Allen

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

Set some tough assignments this term and he ran with credit when finishing sixth here at the Dublin Racing Festival; would need to find a fair amount of improvement for a longer trip here to play a part in this and he has to give weight to all of his rivals.

12/1

6th

19

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

Sir Allen

10st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Andrew Slattery

Dual winner over hurdles last season; has struggled a little in his second season over flights and a tongue-tie is tried here; others preferred.

33/1

4th

1

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Sir Allen

11st 12lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Andrew Slattery

Dual winner last term including when beating Morning Soldier and Jazzy Matty at Naas in February; down the field in the Fred Winter and been quite disappointing over hurdles and on the Flat since.

10/1

Form: -07722

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Dual winner for Mark Johnston earlier in his career; became regressive until encouraging second behind an easy winner in 1m7f Leopardstown amateur riders handicap in August; another solid display over a shorter trip at Tipperary a month ago.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

4

(9)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Kings Prince

9st 12lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: E Sheehy

Dual winner and runner-up in a couple of turf handicaps last summer; off since October though and yet to make any impact on this surface; others preferred.

20/1

21th

23

(18)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:30 Navan

Kings Prince

10st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: Eamonn O’Connell

took keen hold, raced wide, always behind

6th

7

(4)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Thurles

Kings Prince

9st 11lb

J: W J Lee

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Dual winner for Mark Johnston earlier in his career; became regressive until encouraging second behind an easy winner in 1m7f Leopardstown amateur riders handicap in August; another solid display over a shorter trip at Tipperary a month ago.

13/2

Form: 541/3-

Last run: 344 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

3-18 on Flat turf; 138-rated hurdler, 3m Grade 2 novice winner for John McConnell at Cheltenham in December 2020; excellent effort when third over this 1m6f at the Curragh last October on first run in almost two years; has had another long break since then, but merits respect.

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5th

4

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Navan

Make Good

11st 10lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Shane Crawley

towards rear, reminder after 3rd, not fluent 6th

20/1

8th

1

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

13:55 Navan

Make Good

12st 0lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Shane Crawley

Not seen in this sphere since a Grade 2 win at Cheltenham in December 2020; missed all of 2021 and most of 2022; has shown he retains some ability on the level since but whether he's up to this sort of mark back over timber is hard to gauge.

9/2

2nd

16

(18)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:07 Curragh

Make Good

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Shane Crawley

midfield, prominent after 4f, keeping on when switched right towards far side over 1f out, ran on well and went second towards finish, just failed

16/1

Form: 665293

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Only win from 24 starts came in France at three; boasts solid placed form this season; not much between him and Weather Alert on Listowel running; each-way chance.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

8

(5)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Zileo

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

pushed along briefly, soon in touch with leaders, led after 4f

16/1

7th

3

(8)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Zileo

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: M Halford & T Collins

Three runner-up finishes on turf this year, two of them over further than this; has failed to show his best form at this venue and it looked as if he needed further when sixth over C&D four weeks ago; on a positive note, his yard is in excellent form.

5/1

6th

4

(15)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Zileo

10st 1lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Stays a lot further and plenty of placed form on turf, including three runner-up finishes this year; not shown his best at this venue albeit not had that many goes here.

12/1

Form: 625333 D BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

One win and nine places from 20 Flat starts, quite consistent but needs to find extra after a string of third placings; hardly improving at the age of eight.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

19th

15

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Barometer

10st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John Joseph Murphy

midfield

20/1

17th

4

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:05 Cheltenham

Barometer

11st 11lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Joseph Murphy

One 2m win from 21 races on the Flat, showing fair form; has shown ability in all four starts (maidens) over hurdles, the latest when runner-up to an impressive odds-on winner at Punchestown in October; could have more to give in this sphere and it is needed.

20/1

12/1

Form: -40740

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

AW winner for William Haggas last year; best run this was over 2m2f at Down Royal so no stamina worrise; Listowel run was too bad to be true

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

10

(9)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Crystal Caves

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

AW winner for William Haggas in 2022; back to form when only beaten a length in a C&D handicap last month behind Gains Of War; respected.

10/1

5th

6

(3)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Crystal Caves

9st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Thomas Gibney

AW winner for William Haggas last year in 2022; best run last year was over 2m2f at Down Royal; absent since a poor run at Thurles in October and best watched.

10/1

10th

8

(8)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Thurles

Crystal Caves

9st 8lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Thomas Gibney

AW winner for William Haggas last year; best run this was over 2m2f at Down Royal so no stamina worrise; Listowel run was too bad to be true

12/1

6/1

Form: 055394

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Caught the eye in maidens before promising handicap debut third over 1m4f at Roscommon in May; has failed to build on that, but premature to dismiss.

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9th

18

(21)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:07 Curragh

Master Dunraven

9st 1lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

never better than midfield, weakened final furlong

22/1

11th

11

(15)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Thurles

Master Dunraven

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Caught the eye in maidens before promising handicap debut third over 1m4f at Roscommon in May; has failed to build on that, but premature to dismiss.

6/1

25/1

Form: /8-008

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Just over two years since 1m7f Leopardstown win for Gavin Cromwell; no apparent chance on recent form.

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

10th

2

(2)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

17:05 Navan

Harvest Bow

10st 0lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: H D McGuigan

Doesn't look as good as she used to be and this year is turning into a real struggle.

50/1

12th

6

(13)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Thurles

Harvest Bow

9st 11lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: H D McGuigan

Just over two years since 1m7f Leopardstown win for Gavin Cromwell; no apparent chance on recent form.

25/1

8th

11

(7)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 4f 175y

17:20 Down Royal

Harvest Bow

9st 1lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: H D McGuigan

Just over two years since 1m7f Leopardstown win for Gavin Cromwell; no apparent chance on recent form.

25/1

7/1

Form: 070041 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Two AW wins; opened her account on turf over 2m at Tramore, beating Walnut Beach who is dropped in trip to contest the 3.50 race; should go well again.

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13th

13

(16)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Thurles

Annecherie

9st 5lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Two AW wins; opened her account on turf over 2m at Tramore, beating Walnut Beach who is dropped in trip to contest the 3.50 race; should go well again.

7/1

1st

8

(3)

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Tramore

Annecherie

9st 9lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

dwelt start, in rear, headway into midfield 5f out, went fourth on outer under 3f out, ridden and went second inside final furlong, led inside final 110yds, cosily

5/1

4th

7

(5)

31st Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:10 Navan

Annecherie

9st 7lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Both wins have come on AW and turf form this season has been poor; makes little appeal.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €480.00
Straight Forecast €406.10
Tricast €8270.90
Trifecta €6745.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Zileo

SPOTLIGHT:

Weather Alert

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Nostra Casa

The Irish Sun:

Zileo