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15:00 Downpatrick

Yielding To Soft

Racing TV Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 1f 165y
  • 8 runners
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Racing TV Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.70
  • Place: £3.80

Form: 08-790

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Just mildly encouraging handicap debut at Navan last month; 4yo could need more time; also due to run at Thurles yesterday (4.50).

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

1st

8

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 165y

15:00 Downpatrick

Sea The Sunset

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: J Morrison

prominent, challenging after 2 out, led on outer before last, ridden and went clear run-in, pushed out towards finish

25/1

11th

17

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:20 Navan

Sea The Sunset

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: J Morrison

Low-key run on the Flat here last time and tailed off over hurdles at Tramore previously; hard to fancy on what he's shown so far.

33/1

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6/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 0-25P3

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Maiden back to his best when a clear third behind a gambled-on winner at Sligo over this trip in August; best efforts have been on decent ground so this could be plenty soft enough.

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0

9

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 8y

Class 4

13:20 Carlisle

Skip Mahler

11st 0lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

0-10 but he's run well to be placed at Sligo (2m1f, good) and Downpatrick (2m2f, soft) the last twice; stayed on nicely most recently and this Irish raider could play a leading role now up in trip.

8/1

2nd

3

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 165y

15:00 Downpatrick

Skip Mahler

11st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

held up in rear, headway before 2 out, pressed leaders on outer before last, ridden and went second and kept on run-in, no match for winner

6/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: -06023 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won this two years ago off 95 and solid C&D runs in defeat the last twice behind an improver; acts on both good and soft; has to be thereabouts again.

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

13th

9

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

Fassbender

11st 9lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Without a win for 18 months; trio of good runs in Downpatrick handicap hurdles last summer; poor effort back over hurdles at Clonmel two weeks ago over 2m4f; others preferred.

20/1

7th

3

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 217y

15:55 Clonmel

Fassbender

11st 11lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Mark Michael McNiff

2-41 under rules; poor run over fences last time but he's better in this sphere and been running well in handicap hurdles at Downpatrick earlier this season, placing thrice; very best form on quicker ground but well treated and not ruled out in this contest.

11/2

9th

9

2nd Nov 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 66y

13:30 Thurles

Fassbender

11st 4lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Only two wins from 33 starts over hurdles (both successes at Downpatrick) but placed nine times, including on his last three Downpatrick visits; makes chasing debut.

7/1

Form: 006-0

Last run: 141 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Beaten a long way on handicap debut at Tipperary back in May; back from a break with tongue tie fitted but Always Force It looks the stronger of the Cromwell pair.

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2nd

8

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Dgalwaygallivantor

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Left clear at the last when landing a 2m handicap hurdle at Cork in November but may well have won anyway; jumping was a bit ragged when he was third over slightly further than this at Punchestown but he appeals a young horse who could continue on the upgrade.

13/2

Form: 0000-5

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Little to show in maidens but opening handicap effort at Navan last month was encouraging, staying on well from off the pace under a considerate enough ride; that came after a lengthy break so entitled to come on for it and could reverse placings with In For The Night.

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

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

13:57 Fontwell

Always Force It

11st 7lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Harriet Brown

in touch with leaders, lost ground after 6th, soon struggling, mistake 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

7/1

5th

4

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 165y

15:00 Downpatrick

Always Force It

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Little to show in maidens but opening handicap effort at Navan last month was encouraging, staying on well from off the pace under a considerate enough ride; that came after a lengthy break so entitled to come on for it and could reverse placings with In For The Night.

9/2

5th

10

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:55 Navan

Always Force It

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Showed nothing in four starts at huge prices at the start of the year; off 189 days; handicap debut.

50/1

Form: 755U62

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful on the Flat a few years ago but is 0-35 over jumps, couple of decent placed efforts here and last month when staying-on second in 2m4f Warwick handicap chase; thoroughly exposed but should run his race.

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

11th

15

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 41y

16:25 Punchestown

Monoxide

10st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Neill McCluskey

Flat winner; 0-36 over jumps, perhaps some chance of breakthrough after recent second over fences at Down Royal; overall profile makes it hard to be confident.

10/1

2nd

13

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 100y

15:30 Down Royal

Monoxide

10st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Neill McCluskey

didn't always jump with fluency, led, clear before 4th

16/1

Form: 6-4002

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Much improved on second handicap attempt when just denied over 2m at Navan last month, having hit two out and then short of room at the last; 2lb higher but top-weight merits plenty of respect.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

3

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:45 Navan

In For The Night

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Desmond McDonogh

Best effort when runner-up in a C&D handicap hurdle on better ground in September; poor effort at Downpatrick subsequently when jumping badly; definite claims if he can bounce back to his previous form here but yet to race on ground this soft.

13/2

7th

1

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 165y

15:00 Downpatrick

In For The Night

12st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Desmond McDonogh

Much improved on second handicap attempt when just denied over 2m at Navan last month, having hit two out and then short of room at the last; 2lb higher but top-weight merits plenty of respect.

7/2

2nd

1

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:55 Navan

In For The Night

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Desmond McDonogh

midfield, headway when not fluent 2 out, pressed leaders when bit short of room and ridden from last, joined leaders towards finish, just held

8/1

20/1

Form: 00P-04

Last run: 85 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Modest sort outran his mark in a 2m6f novice here in July but 28-race maiden can't be relied upon to reproduce that here.

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

8th

10

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 165y

15:00 Downpatrick

Crecerelle

10st 8lb

J: John Shinnick

T: S Wilson

Modest sort outran his mark in a 2m6f novice here in July but 28-race maiden can't be relied upon to reproduce that here.

20/1

4th

6

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 170y

17:00 Downpatrick

Crecerelle

11st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: S Wilson

towards rear but in touch with leaders, dropped to rear 3 out, not fluent 2 out, kept on run-in, went fourth towards finish

100/1

10th

10

18th Jun 2023

Good

2m 1f 65y

16:40 Downpatrick

Crecerelle

10st 13lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: S Wilson

Modest maiden nowadays in all codes; pulled up at Down Royal in March; makes no appeal.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €924.00
Straight Forecast €564.70
Tricast €1531.20
Trifecta €4363.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Always Force It

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Fassbender

The Irish Sun:

Always Force It

POSTDATA:

Fassbender