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Finbarr Galvin CUPRA Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

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  • 2m 3f 0y
  • 17 runners
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Finbarr Galvin CUPRA Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

Form: 31-369

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won a Wexford handicap hurdle in June 2022 and a fine effort back there on return from a year off; not so good at Roscommon last time and will have to recapture his best.

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5th

17

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Cork

Chapel Street

11st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: Joseph Hennessy

Won a Wexford handicap hurdle in June 2022; fine effort at the same venue in May after almost a year off; unplaced on his next two starts; came good again at this venue three weeks ago, staying on well to win a 2m3f contest; may feature again off 6lb higher, though ground might be too testing this time

10/1

1st

4

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

Chapel Street

11st 10lb

J: Daniel King

T: Joseph Hennessy

Won a Wexford handicap hurdle in June 2022 and a fine effort back there on return from a year off; not so good at Roscommon last time and will have to recapture his best.

16/1

Form: 008

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in three maiden hurdles but should be more competitive now tackling handicaps; the market can be a help.

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15th

7

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Ladyeze Man

11st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: J P Flavin

Well beaten in three maiden hurdles; much more competitive when beaten only a neck on handicap debut in a 17-runner event at Cork in October; big chance if reappearing in similar shape.

7/1

2nd

7

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

Ladyeze Man

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: J P Flavin

Well beaten in three maiden hurdles but should be more competitive now tackling handicaps; the market can be a help.

16/1

Form: 51-075

Last run: 125 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Dual-purpose sort has been below form on the Flat lately; won a Naas handicap hurdle in March but has been below that three times since; needs best.

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2nd

1

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Herculaneum

12st 6lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Comes here in great nick, just coming out the wrong side of a photo over C&D before landing similar contest a week ago under hold-up tactics under today's rider; carries mandatory 7lb penalty here (upped 6lb in future) and has his chance again in a weak contest.

7/2

1st

12

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

Herculaneum

11st 6lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Got his head back in front on the Flat earlier in the year and he was only beaten a neck over C&D earlier this month; up 3lb but more consistent than most of these and should be in the mix.

5/1

2nd

3

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 13y

14:40 Thurles

Herculaneum

11st 10lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Flat and hurdles winner this year and ran well over a longer trip when third of 17 at Cork last month.

8/1

Form: -0780P

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability on debut in a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle in April; way below that level since, including in two handicaps latest; cheekpieces need to work.

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4th

8

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

Hees Dynamite

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

Showed some ability on debut in a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle in April; way below that level since, including in two handicaps latest; cheekpieces need to work.

28/1

0

3

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Hees Dynamite

11st 11lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Ordinary form in maidens; huge price when in rear at Ballinrobe in his first handicap; tongue-tie now.

50/1

15th

8

14th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 168y

20:20 Ballinrobe

Hees Dynamite

11st 7lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Beaten 13l in his first maiden here but completely tailed off otherwise; it could be onwards and upwards now handicapping but would like to see some confidence behind him.

33/1

Form: /1-07P

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Triple point' winner won a Downpatrick handicap hurdle in June 2022; not at that level in three starts this summer for a new yard; needs best.

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5th

9

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

Inchidaly Copper

11st 6lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Alexander Ott

Triple point' winner won a Downpatrick handicap hurdle in June 2022; not at that level in three starts this summer for a new yard; needs best.

16/1

0

4

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:12 Kilbeggan

Inchidaly Copper

11st 8lb

J: Daniel King

T: Alexander Ott

prominent, mistake 1st

9/2

Form: /300-5

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 18 starts and his best efforts have come on better ground; can improve from his Gowran return outing and run respectably.

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6th

15

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

Gaelic Des Chastys

11st 2lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Alan Donoghue

Maiden after 18 starts and his best efforts have come on better ground; can improve from his Gowran return outing and run respectably.

7/1

5th

13

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Gowran Park

Gaelic Des Chastys

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Alan Donoghue

held up in rear, steady headway after 4th, in touch with leaders when pushed along after 3 out, no extra when jumped right and mistake 2 out, not fluent last

10/1

Form: -90805

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in a bumper and four maiden hurdles but a much better effort in a Navan handicap last time; the rise in trip should suit and a solid player off an unchanged mark if handling this ground.

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12th

11

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

16:10 Thurles

Glencourt Valley

11st 4lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Liam P Cusack

Opening two handicap efforts not without promise but back from a break and may need this.

16/1

7th

13

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

Glencourt Valley

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

Well beaten in a bumper and four maiden hurdles but a much better effort in a Navan handicap last time; the rise in trip should suit and a solid player off an unchanged mark if handling this ground.

4/1

Form: 56P-60

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in bumpers last year but hasn't built upon that over hurdles; a decent effort on yard debut at Galway but was tailed-off at Gowran since.

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8th

14

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

Jaariam

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Seamus G O’Donnell

Showed some ability in bumpers last year but hasn't built upon that over hurdles; a decent effort on yard debut at Galway but was tailed-off at Gowran since.

22/1

11th

8

30th Sep 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 50y

15:25 Gowran Park

Jaariam

11st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Seamus G O’Donnell

Hasn't built on the promise he showed in bumpers in early 2022; no improvement in handicaps but it was a step back in the right direction at Galway 19 days ago when beaten 8l on his yard debut; might have finished closer without a mistake at the last and entitled to come on for that first run of the campaign; could go well.

7/1

6th

9

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:05 Galway

Jaariam

11st 7lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Seamus G O’Donnell

Third in a bumper last year but hasn't matched that over hurdles; needs to leave that far behind on stable debut after a break.

28/1

Form: 5-5066

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 18 starts but has been placed in four maiden hurdles up to 3m; a decent handicap run over 2m1f here in July and has a squeak if repeating that.

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4th

6

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:45 Limerick

Glorious Singer

11st 5lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Ms M Flynn

A 24-race maiden who ran well off basement 80 mark last month but surprising if she featured here back in maiden.

14/1

Form: 00-50

Last run: 93 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Triple Flat winner has been regressive in that sphere this year; well beaten on handicap hurdle debut at this track in July.

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10th

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

17:20 Limerick

Noble Crusade

11st 2lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: John C McConnell

Won easily over 1m4f at Dundalk in February; unplaced at Chelmsford three weeks ago; relatively unexposed over hurdles; may want better ground and needs to improve considerably on what he has shown in two handicap attempts, but worth considering.

8/1

10th

5

(11)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Noble Crusade

9st 9lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: John C McConnell

towards rear

13/2

1st

5

(17)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Noble Crusade

9st 12lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: John C McConnell

midfield, steady headway towards near side from over 2f out, led from 1f out, ran on final 110yds, won going away

7/2

Form: 0990/8

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Unplaced all starts but a glimpse of ability in maiden hurdles in 2021; well beaten on return last time; cheekpieces retained; others preferred.

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0

15

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Lightontheriver

10st 13lb

J: Daniel King

T: Miss J M Lee

Has failed to reach the first four in a race of any description; not disgraced over 3m at Fairyhouse three weeks ago.

16/1

5th

15

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Lightontheriver

11st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: Miss J M Lee

Beaten about 15l in a 2m3f handicap at Cork three weeks ago; could benefit from this first run over nearly 3m, for all that he pulled up in both his points.

25/1

11th

17

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

Lightontheriver

11st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Miss J M Lee

Unplaced all starts but a glimpse of ability in maiden hurdles in 2021; well beaten on return last time; cheekpieces retained; others preferred.

33/1

33/1

Form: P9-700

Last run: 86 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Record of 1-16 over hurdles and has been regressive this year; others preferred.

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0

16

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

15:23 Fairyhouse

War God

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: R Donohoe

in touch with leaders early, dropped to midfield 5th, weakened after 6th, in rear when pulled up before 3 out

50/1

12th

18

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

War God

10st 13lb

J: Conor Owens

T: R Donohoe

Record of 1-16 over hurdles and has been regressive this year; others preferred.

33/1

11th

16

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

17:05 Kilbeggan

War God

11st 1lb

J: Conor Owens

T: R Donohoe

disputed lead

14/1

5/1

Form: 00702

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Point' runner-up put up best rules effort when 2nd in a Fairyhouse handicap last time; 3lb higher now dropping in trip but looks capable of being involved again.

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0

9

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

15:42 Navan

Ballydangan

11st 0lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: D Harvey

0-8 in points; placed only once over hurdles; looked in need of further when sixth over 2m4f on chasing debut at Down Royal; cheekpieces tried now.

16/1

6th

8

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

Ballydangan

11st 2lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: D Harvey

No chase experience and 0-8 in points so hard to be confident but eye-catching rider booking and ran some good races hurdling this season.

16/1

11th

5

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Limerick

Ballydangan

11st 8lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D Harvey

Maiden after 7 hurdle runs but solid efforts at Fairyhouse and Down Royal over this trip; below form over shorter in between; tongue-tie is added and has a chance.

13/2

Form: P6P-5P

Last run: 100 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 11 starts; best run was a 3rd in a Clonmel maiden hurdle last winter; has been below that since, including in handicaps; not easy to fancy.

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6th

16

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

16:25 Naas

Kadys Dirha

11st 1lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Thomas P O’Connor

Getting placed in a Clonmel maiden in late 2022 remains her standout effort; struggled badly in handicaps when last seen in early December.

33/1

0

12

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 14y

14:22 Clonmel

Kadys Dirha

11st 3lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Thomas P O’Connor

Standout run came when third in 2m maiden here a year ago (soft); well held in handicaps however, latest after a short break at Cork in October; declining mark but remains opposable.

20/1

14th

10

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

Kadys Dirha

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Thomas P O’Connor

Maiden after 11 starts; best run was a 3rd in a Clonmel maiden hurdle last winter; has been below that since, including in handicaps; not easy to fancy.

25/1

Form: 0-050P

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Just a hint of ability in maiden hurdles; badly hampered on handicap debut and had mucus in her lungs when pulled-up last time; can't be dismissed.

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0

11

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Charlie Bawnie

11st 2lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: T G McCourt

Excuses in her first two handicaps but no obvious ones when tailed off at Cork and now goes in a visor.

33/1

15th

16

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

Charlie Bawnie

11st 1lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: T G McCourt

Just a hint of ability in maiden hurdles; badly hampered on handicap debut and had mucus in her lungs when pulled-up last time; can't be dismissed.

22/1

0

11

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 14y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Charlie Bawnie

11st 4lb

J: Jake Coen

T: T G McCourt

Fifth of 16 in a Kilbeggan maiden (2m2f) and got badly hampered on her handicap debut (2m6f); remains unexposed.

100/1

Form: /05-9P

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

A glimpse of ability in maiden hurdles but was pulled-up on handicap debut at Limerick in July; tongue-tie needs to make a big difference.

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6th

11

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Walk In The Dark

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Ordinary over hurdles, failing to make an immediate in handicaps off marks in the nineties; best watched on chasing debut.

25/1

16th

2

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

Walk In The Dark

11st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

A glimpse of ability in maiden hurdles but was pulled-up on handicap debut at Limerick in July; tongue-tie needs to make a big difference.

22/1

0

10

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

17:35 Limerick

Walk In The Dark

11st 7lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

raced in last, not fluent 1st

18/1

Form: 900-0

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Best of four maiden hurdle runs came at Listowel last time when beaten 28l; should be more competitive now in handicaps; market may help.

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0

5

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

13:00 Clonmel

Enoughofthat

12st 0lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Weak hurdles form; makes little appeal based on a recent last of three finishers behind wide-margin winner Sampoet in a maiden point at Dromahane.

33/1

0

5

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:21 Limerick

Enoughofthat

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

midfield, prominent halfway

50/1

17th

11

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

Enoughofthat

11st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Best of four maiden hurdle runs came at Listowel last time when beaten 28l; should be more competitive now in handicaps; market may help.

16/1

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