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King John’s Castle Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6787.61
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 18 runners
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King John’s Castle Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.40
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 1

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Beat subsequent winner in 2m2f Sligo bumper on good ground in August; half-brother won 2m5f maiden for yard on hurdling debut; ground could be an issue but the one to beat.

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4th

1

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Fairyhouse

A Penny A Hundred

11st 5lb

J: Pavel Slozil

T: W P Mullins

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders on outer after 3 out, kept on and went modest fourth run-in, not reach leaders

14/1

5th

1

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

14:35 Limerick

A Penny A Hundred

10st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, raced in second, lost second 5 out, weakened 2 out

6/4

2nd

2

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

14:15 Fairyhouse

A Penny A Hundred

10st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

midfield, went third after 5th, ridden after 2 out, went second last, no chance with winner run-in

7/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1- D

Last run: 286 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Flat-bred was 5s when making all in 10-runner Naas bumper on soft ground in January; form has worked out only okay; entitled to be better for first run since but not much depth in this.

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6th

6

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

14:10 Fairyhouse

Cut The Rope

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Debut bumper winner at Naas early last year; good second in a Limerick maiden hurdle in October; disappointing at Naas; more like it again when second at Punchestown; rated the equal of Butcher Hollow and The Lovely Man, unlikely to be far away.

4/1

2nd

1

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 166y

15:40 Punchestown

Cut The Rope

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Debut bumper winner at Naas 13 months ago; good second in a Limerick maiden hurdle in October but disappointing upped in trip at Naas last time; stays at this trip today and has a question or two to answer now.

20/1

9th

3

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 7y

12:35 Naas

Cut The Rope

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Course bumper winner on debut in January; beaten 4l by Willie Mullins odds-on shot A Penny A Hundred on hurdling debut at Limerick in October; held in second when falling at the last at Gowran a month ago; should be in the mix.

4/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 8-

Last run: 205 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fared best of yard's three runners in this who ran in Naas maiden in March, late headway when eighth of 23.

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5th

14

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:05 Punchestown

So They Tell Me

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

in touch with leaders, went fourth after 4 out, outpaced after 3 out, soon lost fourth and no extra

8/1

3rd

12

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

So They Tell Me

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Padraig Roche

prominent

16/1

12

20th Apr 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 0y

16:15 Kilbeggan

So They Tell Me

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Flemensfirth son of a useful 2m-2m3f hurdler/chaser and grandson of high-class 2m-3m1f hurdler/chaser Like-A-Butterfly; easy to back when never counting on last month's Naas debut (hooded) but some late headway; likely improver on the back of that and Walsh's pick.

13/2

Form: 0-

Last run: 205 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Deliberate jumping when beaten 34l on Naas debut in March.

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15th

3

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Milk Market

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Left debut behind when staying on well for fourth at Limerick on this season's return; poor effort at Gowran since but may resume progress now handicapping; off 113 days; market support would be significant.

6/1

6th

6

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:23 Gowran Park

Milk Market

11st 7lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Padraig Roche

in touch with leaders

9/2

4th

11

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Milk Market

11st 7lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Padraig Roche

midfield, good headway and prominent before 2 out

50/1

Form: 8

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Related to hurdles winners and ran okay on rules debut when mid-field in maiden at Listowel last month.

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11th

9

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

Tippin And Tappin

11st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E Bolger

Pulled up in a point and hasn't shown enough in trio of maiden hurdle starts; might be more of a long term project.

50/1

9th

12

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Cork

Tippin And Tappin

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: E Bolger

Similar efforts in two maiden hurdles and will have to find significant improvement.

28/1

5th

14

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Tippin And Tappin

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E Bolger

prominent

16/1

Form: 5

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Fair maiden on the Flat made decent start in this discipline when beaten 13l by stablemate at Roscommon (soft); place claims.

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3rd

1

(4)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Naas

Chicago Storm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Chris Timmons

A 19-race maiden and put up a good effort when not quite getting home over 1m at the Curragh on Monday; likely to try and do it from the front here and could give it a bold show.

7/2

5th

15

(9)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Chicago Storm

9st 6lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Chris Timmons

Maiden has some heavy ground form Flat and hurdles and better for recent AW spin so not impossible he could run well although he is dropping markedly in trip; tongue-tie applied for first time.

20/1

7th

7

(4)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Chicago Storm

9st 11lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Christopher David Timmons

17-race maiden for Peter Fahey, close fourth in a heavy ground Galway handicap in October; not disgraced in a Limerick handicap hurdle at Christmas when last seen; blinkers tried here on his stable debut and probably best watched.

8/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 205 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten 38l when mid-field on Naas debut in March.

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17th

9

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:58 Gowran Park

Step Into My Shoes

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

prominent

10/1

7th

13

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Step Into My Shoes

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Padraig Roche

midfield

50/1

14

20th Apr 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 0y

16:50 Kilbeggan

Step Into My Shoes

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Champs Elysees gelding; dam placed 2m4f hurdle, half-sister to smart bumper/2m hurdle winner Spirit Leader; never counted on recent Naas debut; drier ground should suit but may need more time.

10/1

OUR TIP

100/1

Form: 00

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Huge prices and shown nothing in first two maidens.

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12th

11

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:42 Limerick

Askwell

10st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Maiden form not much to write home about; needs to come out swinging; not high on the pecking order.

50/1

15th

6

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Askwell

11st 7lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Huge prices and shown nothing in maidens, too keen at Limerick last time; hard to fancy on handicap debut.

16/1

8th

1

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Askwell

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

1m6f maiden winner on yielding is rated 70 on the level; brother to Champion Bumper winner A Dream To Share; one to note on hurdling debut.

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4th

10

(14)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Liberated Light

11st 7lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: John E & Thomas Kiely

started quickly, soon prominent behind clear leader, midfield behind clear leader before halfway, headway towards near side from over 2f out, kept on

8/1

100/1

Form:

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off at Gowran on last month's debut.

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5th

4

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

15:10 Limerick

Kuriosa

11st 8lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Paul Nolan

disputed lead, raced in second from 4th, not fluent 5 out, weakened before 2 out

50/1

11th

17

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

Kuriosa

11st 4lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Paul Nolan

Modest maiden form and showed nil on his handicap debut at Limerick; makes no appeal.

66/1

Form:

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Unfancied when well beaten on rules debut in Killarney maiden.

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11th

3

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

16:05 Huntingdon

Phoebes Charm

11st 11lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

Failed to make the frame in five hurdling outings in Ireland for Eoin McCarthy, tongue tied when only 12th on her handicap debut at Limerick in December; needs this yard switch to spark major improvement.

25/1

14th

16

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Phoebes Charm

11st 4lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Ran better than final position suggests in a maiden here last time out (weakening when mistake last, usually two out); tongue-tie added and gives the impression she can step up another few notches.

12/1

Form: 84

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Two quick runs last month, made the frame at Gowran but beaten over 50l; unlikely to contend.

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2nd

14

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Down Royal

Billy Lee Swagger

10st 4lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: P J Rothwell

midfield, left in fourth 6th, hampered 3 out, soon went third, mistake last, edged right run-in, went second inside final 110yds, kept on

7/1

2nd

9

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Gowran Park

Billy Lee Swagger

10st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear early, in touch with leaders when not fluent 5th, pushed along briefly after 3 out, headway and challenging when hung left 2 out, not fluent last, soon jockey dropped whip, kept on well towards finish, just held

11/2

1st

6

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

15:15 Punchestown

Billy Lee Swagger

11st 8lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

Showed some ability in two points; well beaten in three maiden hurdles; did not jump well on handicap debut at Naas, rider reported that he gurgled; yard's form is a positive

20/1

Form: 6

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Sixth of 12 in Roscommon maiden where he was 15l behind Chicago Storm.

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11th

2

(2)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

15:05 Dundalk (AW)

Fascinating Story

9st 10lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: A J Martin

Soundly beaten in three maiden hurdles and in a bumper; unlikely to make an impact.

100/1

20th

12

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

Fascinating Story

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: A J Martin

took keen hold, midfield on inner, weakened from 2 out

100/1

9th

4

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Fairyhouse

Fascinating Story

11st 10lb

J: Mr D G Lavery

T: A J Martin

Soundly beaten in two maiden hurdles and makes no appeal here.

150/1

Form: U-24 BF

Last run: 131 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second at Perth and fourth at Roscommon in early-summer good-ground maidens; has since left Gordon Elliott.

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0

12

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:45 Navan

Knocknacree

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Robert Widger

in rear, reminder after 4th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

20/1

14th

7

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Knocknacree

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Widger

towards rear of midfield

12/1

4th

11

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 46y

17:48 Roscommon

Knocknacree

11st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Bit of promise until unseating on debut before 3l second of seven at Perth; dam fair hurdler over 2m4f/2m5f and might want further but leading contender.

7/4

100/1

Form:

Last run: 88 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Didn't jump well when tailed off at Ballinrobe in July; fourth runner for yard.

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11th

14

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:40 Thurles

Youmli

11st 4lb

J: Miss P Elvin

T: P J Rothwell

Has shown nothing in three maiden hurdle outings since July; safe to rule out.

66/1

15th

15

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Cork

Youmli

11st 7lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

Never involved in two maiden hurdles and best wait for handicaps.

200/1

15th

15

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Youmli

11st 7lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear

100/1

Form:

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off at Gowran on last month's debut; tongue-tie.

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18th

9

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 87y

12:13 Punchestown

Mighty Momentum

11st 7lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

Shown nothing at triple figure odds in three outings so far.

150/1

15th

8

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:58 Gowran Park

Mighty Momentum

11st 7lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear

200/1

100/1

Form:

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off at Gowran on last month's debut.

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11

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 16y

14:53 Thurles

Johnny Cakes

10st 9lb

J: Mr J C Canavan

T: P J Rothwell

Shown very little so far and can only be watched on chase debut.

40/1

11th

14

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Johnny Cakes

11st 5lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

Soundly beaten in first three handicaps and now steps back up in trip; hard to fancy despite respect for stable.

33/1

7th

4

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 116y

15:20 Clonmel

Johnny Cakes

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

held up in rear

25/1

Form: 877

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in bumper when fancied on debut and same story since including on hurdles bow at Fairyhouse.

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14th

13

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:30 Cork

Calendar House

11st 6lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Joseph Hennessy

towards rear, struggling and detached 4 out

100/1

0

17

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Calendar House

11st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Joseph Hennessy

midfield

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €29.00
Straight Forecast €26.60
Trifecta €250.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

A Penny A Hundred

The Irish Sun:

So They Tell Me

POSTDATA:

Liberated Light