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Heavy

Bluegrass Horse Feeds Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Bluegrass Horse Feeds Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 63/50-

Last run: 268 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Some maiden promise but didn't count on handicap debut at Gowran back in January; unexposed and open to improvement though market likely best guide on return.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Fairyhouse

Miss Pronunciation

11st 11lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Has left all previous form behind with two handicap hurdle wins this season and the form of her recent Punchestown win looks rock solid; more required but can continue on her upward curve.

4/1

1st

5

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:40 Punchestown

Miss Pronunciation

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

prominent in chasing group

11/4

1st

6

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Limerick

Miss Pronunciation

11st 6lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Some maiden promise but didn't count on handicap debut at Gowran back in January; unexposed and open to improvement though market likely best guide on return.

8/1

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4/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: P41P23 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Career-best when winning over C&D in July off 95; solid runs over fences of late and another career-best now required; ground to suit however and this doesn't look a strong contest for the grade.

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6th

5

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:42 Hereford

Hard Rain

10st 11lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Ex-Irish 9yo whose second-place finish at Exeter (2m2f, heavy) came in selling grade and who still has a poor strike-rate; far from certain to go one better returned to handicap level.

12/1

2nd

1

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:50 Exeter

Hard Rain

11st 8lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Tailed off on both starts for this yard and needs to get back on track, but he holds strong claims on last year's Irish form and this drop in grade could trigger a revival.

3/1

4th

5

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Hard Rain

11st 6lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Ex-Irish 9yo whose rules record is just 1-24; beaten long way at Sandown (2m4f) last month on debut for new stable; more exposed than most of these rivals and is best watched unless there's a market move.

20/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 053-97 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Sligo maiden winner is 0-17 in handicaps; better for last month's comeback run but still hard to see her playing a major role.

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3rd

7

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Go Gill Go

11st 6lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: James Grace

Record of 1-24 over hurdles; best recent effort came over C&D and poor Clonmel run next time might have come too soon; fell early at Naas since; has a shout.

11/1

0

9

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Naas

Go Gill Go

11st 12lb

J: Mr P Lake

T: James Grace

Has run well at times in defeat this year, including when 3rd in a Limerick handicap in October; the race at Clonmel five days later might have come too soon; a squeak if bouncing back.

6/1

Form: 3PPP46 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Quite some time since he last won and operating around the basement mark over both hurdles and fences nowadays; would be a surprise winner.

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12th

14

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Limerick

Fly De Megaudais

10st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Michael J McDonagh

Three-time winner was a decent fourth over C&D but was below that at Thurles since and has to rebound.

18/1

12th

14

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 13y

14:40 Thurles

Fly De Megaudais

10st 13lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Michael J McDonagh

Mixes chasing and hurdling; first hurdle outing since last year when fair fourth at Limerick but he's well exposed.

12/1

4th

14

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Limerick

Fly De Megaudais

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Quite some time since he last won and operating around the basement mark over both hurdles and fences nowadays; would be a surprise winner.

20/1

Form: 61/81/ CD

Last run: 756 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 9yo won after a break over C&D in March 2021 (heavy) for today's rider and hasn't been seen since winning over 2m4f at Listowel that September; clearly a fragile sort but capable at this level when right and runs well fresh.

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9th

9

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Cosmic Rock

11st 3lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

in touch with leaders, not fluent 3 out, weakened approaching last

20/1

5th

6

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Cosmic Rock

11st 0lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield, not fluent towards rear 3rd, some headway after 3 out, no impression after 2 out

10/1

11th

8

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 74y

15:05 Thurles

Cosmic Rock

11st 4lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield

8/1

Form: 45O888 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner on debut here last year but maiden hurdle form hasn't yet measured up, didn't seem to handle track at Killarney latest; could have more to offer now entering handicaps but others preferred here.

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13th

8

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 143y

13:15 Fairyhouse

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11st 3lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Bumper winner was beaten 20l on handicap debut last time; this longer trip could suit so not ignored even though she might prefer better ground.

11/1

6th

8

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Limerick

Dark Image

11st 3lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Bumper winner on debut here last year but maiden hurdle form hasn't yet measured up, didn't seem to handle track at Killarney latest; could have more to offer now entering handicaps but others preferred here.

10/1

Form: 9630-P

Last run: 163 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Maiden in all spheres, reportedly never travelled when pulled up at Clonmel in May when last seen; bits and pieces of form on soft so no forlorn hope.

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10th

11

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Ventnor

10st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: James M Barcoe

towards rear

12/1

7th

14

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Ventnor

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

led, headed but prominent after 2nd, lost position before 4th

14/1

Form: 3P44-0 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Bumper and 2m4f novice hurdle winner for Nigel Twiston-Davies and fair handicap form last season; bought for 26,000GBP in May but too keen and tailed off on Irish debut at Listowel last month; hard to know what to make of him at the moment but yard's runners always respected here.

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11th

5

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Spring Meadow

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

Better than latest placings suggest and stable feared here, but hard to make a strong case for him on recent evidence; could well raise his game now tried in cheekpieces.

12/1

7th

10

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Cork

Spring Meadow

10st 8lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

prominent, led narrowly before 4th, headed but prominent 5th

20/1

8th

2

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Limerick

Spring Meadow

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

Bumper and 2m4f novice hurdle winner for Nigel Twiston-Davies and fair handicap form last season; bought for 26,000GBP in May but too keen and tailed off on Irish debut at Listowel last month; hard to know what to make of him at the moment but yard's runners always respected here.

10/1

Form: 240-6P CD

Last run: 149 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Likes it here, winning bumper, C&D maiden winner two years ago and good second off 107 here in March; absent since pulled up on chasing debut here in May but can't be ruled out in favoured conditions.

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5th

1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 192y

13:55 Thurles

Itsallabouteve

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

towards rear throughout, brief headway after 2 out, soon no impression

10/1

1

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

15:30 Clonmel

Itsallabouteve

12st 4lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Heavy-ground winner at Limerick of a bumper and maiden hurdle; below best until sign of return to form at Punchestown last month when clear third in 2m amateur riders handicap; more needed here but respected.

11/2

3rd

6

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Itsallabouteve

11st 11lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Not much sign of her best form last year but quite slow to come down the handicap; others preferred.

33/1

Form: 122P-9 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Improved performer last winter, winning at Thurles before fine efforts at Limerick and Gowran; tailed off on last week's Punchestown comeback and hard to see her featuring here.

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0

8

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

Derridae

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Moses McCabe

Runner-up off 99 in this race last year but not a trace of that form since, most recently in a couple of runs over fences; hard to see him involved on current evidence,

33/1

0

4

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Naas

Derridae

11st 9lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Moses McCabe

Improved performer in low-level 2m handicap hurdles last winter, winning at Thurles before fine efforts at Limerick and Gowran; two ordinary runs over hurdles this season and made no impact on her chasing debut at Tramore.

14/1

9th

12

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

14:30 Tramore

Derridae

11st 5lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Moses McCabe

Improved performer in low-level 2m handicap hurdles last winter, winning at Thurles before fine efforts at Limerick and Gowran; two ordinary runs over hurdles this season; not guaranteed to stay as far as this.

16/1

Form: 664-66 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Tramore (twice) and Galway winner ran okay on return from summer break at latter venue last month but folded tamely in similar event early this month; handicapper relenting but still others preferred.

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0

3

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 9y

12:25 Clonmel

Young Fitzy

11st 10lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

Has been running quite creditably off his lower hurdles mark, placed twice at Limerick in recent months; potentially interesting on only his second run over fences, coming just over two years since he won a beginners' event at Tramore.

11/2

3rd

6

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:42 Limerick

Young Fitzy

11st 3lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

Only faded in the closing stages when sixth of 17-runners at Naas, that on the back of a good third over the minimum trip here in November; stays the extra yardage well enough but exposed and remains that bit vulnerable.

11/2

6th

5

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Naas

Young Fitzy

12st 3lb

J: Mr R James

T: Norman Lee

Dual hurdle winner has also won over fences; dropped in the weights this year and a decent run in cheekpieces last time at Limerick; headgear surprisingly left off today but go well with a repeat.

5/1

Form: 0703-8

Last run: 172 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Naas third (2m3f, yielding-to-soft) his best effort, absent since dropping away tamely in first-time cheekpieces at Ballinrobe in May; don't rule out.

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13th

6

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Everystep Oftheway

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Maiden; placed in 2m3f handicap here a year ago; chasing lately, favourite when fourth in Punchestown handicap latest; first try at 3m.

7/1

4th

7

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 146y

15:05 Punchestown

Everystep Oftheway

11st 4lb

J: James Duggan

T: Oliver McKiernan

Now 0-10 under rules, good run in handicap hurdle last season on soft but has struggled in handicap chases so far.

13/2

4

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 96y

15:25 Clonmel

Everystep Oftheway

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Creditable third in a 23-runner handicap hurdle at Naas in March; weak overall form but may do better over fences; has youth on his side.

8/1

Form: 0900

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Flat-bred 4yo who has yet to make much of an impression; tongue tie fitted for handicap debut.

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13th

12

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Limerick

Black Vega

10st 8lb

J: Mr P W Gleeson

T: John F Gleeson

Flat-bred 4yo who has yet to make much of an impression; tongue tie fitted for handicap debut.

20/1

14th

3

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Black Vega

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: John F Gleeson

Flat-bred 4yo who has yet to make much of an impression, in a bumper and two maiden hurdles.

100/1

13th

5

17th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

18:19 Tramore

Black Vega

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: John F Gleeson

Impressive flat pedigree but things have as yet not gone to plan for him, and improvement on recent effort at Limerick a must; looks a long term project.

25/1

Form: 65588-

Last run: 379 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Just a hint of ability in maidens but opening two handicap efforts this time last year leave him with plenty to find.

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0

2

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:20 Gowran Park

Innellan Shore

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, not fluent 1st

25/1

0

9

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Limerick

Innellan Shore

11st 0lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Just a hint of ability in maidens but opening two handicap efforts this time last year leave him with plenty to find.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €238.00
Straight Forecast €225.40
Tricast €1140.40
Trifecta €1314.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Derridae

POSTDATA:

Hard Rain

SPOTLIGHT:

Cosmic Rock

TOPSPEED:

Derridae

The Irish Sun:

Derridae