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14:25 Downpatrick

Yielding To Soft

McGrady Financial Services Novice Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 2m 1f 165y
  • 6 runners
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McGrady Financial Services Novice Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.90
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 4-4176 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Won a Sligo maiden hurdle in July; made handicap debut at the Galway festival and ran better than final placing suggests next time at Bellewstown (probably failed to stay 2m4f); raced freely when beaten 12l into third in a 2m Flat maiden last time; could go well.

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

8th

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Bukhill

12st 0lb

J: Eamonn Fitzgerald

T: Peter Fahey

midfield

5/1

12th

17

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

Bukhill

10st 2lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Peter Fahey

Kept on well to win tactical six-runner handicap at Downpatrick (2m2f, soft) three weeks ago and is now 2-5 over hurdles but he's 3lb out of the weights here and several others have more compelling form.

16/1

1st

6

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 165y

14:25 Downpatrick

Bukhill

11st 1lb

J: Eamonn Fitzgerald

T: Peter Fahey

in touch with leaders, disputing third 2 out, went second and challenging after last, soon led and ridden, kept on well towards finish, always doing enough

13/2

5/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 103415

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Claimed after winning a 2m4f claimer at Clonmel (soft/heavy); held his own in a decent 2m handicap at Tipperary last week and should be involved.

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

3rd

2

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Starman

11st 11lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Anthony McCann

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in last, steady headway after 3 out, bit short of room before 2 out, went third and kept on but no chance with winner from last

100/30

Form: -32731 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

The tongue-tie was new when winning an ordinary C&D maiden three weeks ago (yielding to soft); the third (Yeats Star) and fourth (Figurehead) contest the opener on this card; could be on a toughish mark for handicap debut.

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

12

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Fathom Two

11st 4lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

Tongue tie only applied the last twice at Downpatrick; didn't need to dig too deep to win his maiden and was probably not seen to best effect when close up on handicap debut (soft); looks progressive and proven on undulating tracks; respected.

10/1

3rd

2

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 165y

14:25 Downpatrick

Fathom Two

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

raced in third, disputing third when mistake and pecked on landing 2 out, not fluent last, soon outpaced and ridden, kept on towards finish, no match for first two

3/1

Form: 12 BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won maidens on the Flat and over hurdles this year; closely matched with New Years Honours on their placed efforts at Bellewstown and subsequent Flat run wasn't too shoddy; softening ground would be a grey area.

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

6th

5

(2)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Rockview Consort

11st 10lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: John C McConnell

held up in rear

7/2

2nd

2

(1)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Rockview Consort

9st 12lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

towards rear early, midfield over 3f out, soon headway going okay, led when ridden over 1f out, kept on well but headed towards finish

12/1

7th

11

(15)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:37 Dundalk (AW)

Rockview Consort

9st 8lb

J: Dylan Kidd

T: John C McConnell

in touch with leaders on outer, dropped to midfield halfway, no extra up the centre over 1f out

10/1

Form: P0F0-P

Last run: 153 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced maiden; the odd bit of promise but has lost his way since a fall earlier this year.

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

6th

9

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:52 Naas

Simply Shabra

11st 4lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Anthony McCann

led, clear before 4th

13/2

5th

5

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Punchestown

Simply Shabra

11st 5lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Anthony McCann

pressed leader early, briefly led after 1st, lost position when not fluent 6th, dropped to last 7th, weakening when not fluent 3 out, tailed off

50/1

1st

14

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:42 Naas

Simply Shabra

11st 5lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Anthony McCann

Winless over hurdles and no encouraging signs from his last five runs; makes little appeal.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: U/13

Last run: 57 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Five-time Flat winner, including a 1m2f premier handicap at the Curragh in May; won a maiden hurdle at Roscommon in July and similar form when third at Sligo (novice); handicap debut in this discipline and needs considering.

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

0

6

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Timourid

11st 6lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

in rear, mistake 2nd

16/1

13th

3

(13)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Timourid

9st 7lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Paul W Flynn

midfield

22/1

15th

11

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

16:10 Galway

Timourid

11st 5lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Paul W Flynn

midfield

16/1

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Non-runners

New Year Honours, Warm In Gorey

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €143.00
Straight Forecast €144.90
Tricast €232.90
Trifecta €371.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bukhill

TOPSPEED:

Warm In Gorey

The Irish Sun:

Fathom Two

POSTDATA:

New Year Honours

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Bukhill