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14:30 Limerick

Heavy

PwC (C & G) Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6526.55
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 18 runners
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PwC (C & G) Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £41.50
  • Place: £6.90

Form: 3-8

Last run: 160 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a point; fair third in a 2m3f bumper at Cork in April; made little impression on hurdling debut at Killarney in May.

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2nd

1

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:05 Punchestown

Answer To Kayf

11st 12lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Steadily improving novice hurdler who has built up a good partnership with John Shinnick this season, winning over 2m at Limerick and 2m3f at Naas, as well as running well in defeat; confirmed a high standard of form when fourth in Irish-dominated Martin Pipe at Cheltenham.

7/2

4th

9

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Answer To Kayf

11st 4lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Steadily improving novice hurdler who has built up a good partnership with John Shinnick this season, winning at Naas (2m3f, heavy) most recently; ran well at Fairyhouse (2m4f; just under 2l behind Waterford Whispers) and Limerick (2m7f Grade 2) in December; holds very solid claims on handicap debut and is one for the shortlist.

7/1

1st

1

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 21y

13:55 Naas

Answer To Kayf

11st 10lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Landed a 2m maiden hurdle at Limerick in October, but has proved equally if not more efficient upped in trip; second in a Fairyhouse novice hurdle in early December before a staying second in a Grade 2 Limerick novice over 2m7f; dropping back to this trip is unlikely to be an issue and should go close.

2/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2-1

Last run: 171 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won Quakerstown maiden for John Costello last December after which he made £280,000 at the sales; evens favourite on yard debut in Cork point-to-point bumper but could manage only third behind Flemensface (later stripped of the race); made amends at Tipperary and appeals as a bright jumping prospect; trip may be shorter than ideal but could be good enough.

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4th

8

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Whats Up Darling

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Beaten about 16l when upped in trip and sixth of 21 in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham (2m4f, heavy) last month; however, he was behind some unexposed rivals and it could turn out to be a red-hot race; makes just his eighth rules start today and could have more to offer for top Irish yard.

16/1

6th

10

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Whats Up Darling

11st 4lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

Campaigned at 2m (on soft/heavy) since switched to hurdles; ties in with Answer To Kayf on October running and bagged Grade 3 honours next time; readily brushed aside by useful mare on latest start; pedigree and other factors suggest this step up in trip is well worth exploring.

14/1

2nd

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:17 Gowran Park

Whats Up Darling

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced wide, chased clear leader, steadied 2nd, not fluent 4th, pressed leader after 3 out, led but faced challenge before 2 out, headed and ridden before last, weakened run-in, no match for winner

13/8

7/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 4/41- D

Last run: 339 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in point in 2021; satisfactory run when fourth behind subsequent Grade 1 novice hurdle winner Good Land in a bumper at Wexford 12 months ago; put that experience to good use when winning at Clonmel the following month; may need further over hurdles but the ground should be a help.

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2nd

2

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:40 Thurles

Diamboy Des Carres

11st 12lb

J: Mr R James

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Bumper winner at Clonmel last November; made an encouraging return when third on hurdling debut at Limerick last month, 9l behind subsequent Grade 3 winner What's Up Darling; well clear of the remainder when beaten 19l by a Willie Mullins-trained odds-on chance at Gowran; leading chance now.

11/4

2nd

1

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:32 Gowran Park

Diamboy Des Carres

11st 12lb

J: Mr R James

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

prominent, soon raced in third, went second when not fluent 2 out, no chance with winner approaching last, kept on

12/1

3rd

6

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:30 Limerick

Diamboy Des Carres

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Runner-up in point in 2021; satisfactory run when fourth behind subsequent Grade 1 novice hurdle winner Good Land in a bumper at Wexford 12 months ago; put that experience to good use when winning at Clonmel the following month; may need further over hurdles but the ground should be a help.

7/1

Form: 4/252

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ordinary form on the Flat, better over hurdles; creditable second in a Roscommon maiden hurdle in July when the subject of a riding enquiry; below that level at the same track on next start; much more like it again when runner-up at Listowel.

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13th

12

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Ballycallan King

11st 8lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

Runner-up four times in maiden hurdles; wide-margin handicap winner at Limerick three weeks ago; 9lb rise may prove too much now.

12/1

1st

3

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Ballycallan King

11st 6lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

prominent, led going best and went clear before 2 out, ridden out

6/1

Form: 8-P

Last run: 149 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Mid-division at Clonmel in April; chance was harmed by interference from a faller in the early stages here in May.

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3

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Champagne Mahler

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won handicap hurdle on deep ground on Thyestes day at Gowran and rated 113 in that sphere; brother to Revels Hill who has won at up to 3m4f over fences in Britain; chase debut.

12/1

6th

1

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Champagne Mahler

12st 0lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Henry De Bromhead

took keen hold, led, not fluent and joined 4th, headed after 3 out, soon weakened

4/1

Form: 21-

Last run: 177 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Promising novice prospect on the evidence of two bumper runs; dead-heated for second at Clonmel in April; seemed to need every yard when winning a 2m2f contest at the Punchestown festival; dam was effective over 2m but there is plenty of stamina in the pedigree.

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11th

25

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

14:30 Punchestown

Walk Away Harry

11st 5lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Won his bumper at this meeting last year; yet to score over flights but warmed up for this when not knocked about in finishing third in a Cork maiden hurdle over this trip last month; tried in a tongue-tie here and could be attractively handicapped.

8/1

3rd

12

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:53 Cork

Walk Away Harry

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Won 18-runner 2m2f Punchestown festival bumper last April; reported lame after hurdling debut at Limerick; promising run in fourth behind subsequent Grade 1 winner Readin Tommy Wrong over 2m here in November; Limerick run in December was too bad to be true.

15/2

Form: 05-

Last run: 219 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Completely tailed off on debut at Fairyhouse in January; much more encouraging when fifth in a 19-runner maiden at Down Royal in March, though beaten 23l.

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5th

8

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:05 Cork

Catch The Beast

10st 4lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Edward Cawley

Went up 17lb for winning a Punchestown handicap hurdle in December; did not run badly in a Naas Grade 3 two weeks ago; has to prove himself off this mark though.

16/1

5th

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

13:42 Naas

Catch The Beast

11st 1lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

held up in rear

25/1

0

8

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Navan

Catch The Beast

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

midfield

3/1

Form: 38-

Last run: 225 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a Castlelands maiden point for Denis Murphy in March 2022, bought for GBP75,000 at the Cheltenham sales; soundly beaten in third behind Mullins and Elliott runners at Naas in first bumper; tailed off at Gowran on second attempt.

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2nd

5

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Wexford

Givehimthehonour

11st 4lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Paul Nolan

Point winner; placed in a couple of handicap hurdles at Fairyhouse in January but form dipped at Thurles last time and others have more compelling claims.

16/1

Form: 4-

Last run: 213 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made a good impression with winning debut for Gearoid O'Loughlin in a maiden at Ballindenisk in January, though there was only one other finisher; raced a bit too keenly and failed to find much when fourth in a seven-runner bumper at Cork in March; winner Blizzard Of Oz finished second in Grade 2 bumper at Aintree.

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13

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Native Speaker

10st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Second to the talented Loughglynn in an eight-runner maiden over 2m5f at Punchestown; soundly beaten by Built By Ballymore over the same trip at Limerick; just outstayed over a similar trip to this on handicap debut at Thurles; should go close.

13/2

2nd

6

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 159y

17:10 Thurles

Native Speaker

10st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced wide, pressed leader, led after 2nd, headed but prominent 4 out

4/1

2nd

8

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

12:55 Limerick

Native Speaker

11st 4lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced in third behind clear leader, lost third after 3 out, rallied from 2 out, went second approaching last, mistake last, kept on, no match for winner

8/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First foal; dam point winner; not a likely contender for small Kerry stable on debut.

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1st

2

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 80y

13:48 Cork

Arion Soldier

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eamon Courtney

midfield, smooth headway from 4 out, not fluent 3 out, led going easily after 2 out, clear approaching last, eased towards finish, canter

13/2

3rd

3

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 202y

15:40 Thurles

Arion Soldier

11st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Eamon Courtney

midfield, slightly hampered 2nd, keeping on when hampered by faller after 2 out, ran on well from last, went third towards finish

100/1

8th

2

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:00 Thurles

Arion Soldier

11st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Eamon Courtney

Never sighted on last month's hurdles debut at Limerick; easily passed over.

100/1

Form: 9

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Pulled-up on both starts in points; always at the back first time over hurdles at Galway.

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12th

1

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:52 Naas

Rusheen

11st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: James Daniel Dullea

midfield

15/2

9th

10

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 166y

16:10 Punchestown

Rusheen

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: James Daniel Dullea

Beaten a nose on handicap debut at Limerick; coped with a 5lb rise for that when scoring narrowly at Fairyyhouse; another 8lb higher now; further progress is not out of the question.

7/1

1st

3

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Rusheen

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: James Daniel Dullea

0-5 but only beaten a nose when up in trip on handicap debut at Limerick three weeks ago; up 5lb and respected with Mullins on again.

8/1

Form: 06

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No encouragement from outings in maidens at Tramore and Fairyhouse.

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9

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

The Flying Donkey

11st 5lb

J: Carl Millar

T: James Daniel Dullea

in touch with leaders on inner

12/1

10th

17

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

The Flying Donkey

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: James Daniel Dullea

Rank outsider at Tramore in November on handicap debut but emerged with credit; made a mistake at the last but rallied to take fourth behind the progressive Buachaillbocht; not quite as good in subsequent attempts.

16/1

5th

11

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

15:25 Punchestown

The Flying Donkey

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: James Daniel Dullea

Rank outsider at Tramore on handicap debut but emerged with good credit, fluffing his lines at the last but rallying to bag fourth behind Buachaillbocht; didn't improve on that at Limerick but this longer trip could be what he needs.

7/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to 2m5f-3m hurdle/chase winner Raddon Top (also six-time British point winner); dam point/2m4f hurdle winner; may find 2m inadequate.

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8th

15

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Knockbrack Rambler

11st 1lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Won a modest Cork handicap (2m4f, soft to heavy) off 7lb lower in March but then well held at Limerick; stamina to prove over this far.

12/1

6th

7

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Limerick

Knockbrack Rambler

11st 7lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

midfield

4/1

Form: PP-

Last run: 270 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Three-figure odds when pulled up in two Fairyhouse outings in January; can be ruled out; hooded now

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14th

9

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:30 Limerick

Huckleberry River

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Shane Crawley

Three-figure odds when pulled up in two Fairyhouse outings in January; can be ruled out; hooded now

100/1

9

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Fairyhouse

Huckleberry River

11st 4lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Shane Crawley

took keen hold, towards rear, in touch with leaders before 2nd, prominent before 5th

100/1

6

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 13y

12:50 Fairyhouse

Huckleberry River

11st 12lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Shane Crawley

Half-brother to his trainer's 2m5f handicap hurdle winner Huckleberry Rock; dam won a Wexford bumper and a 2m mares maiden hurdle on this card in 2016.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Five Flat wins in Britain; best suited by decent ground but has won on good to soft; makes belated hurdling debut at the age of nine.

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0

7

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:30 Limerick

Frontispiece

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E McNamara

Five Flat wins in Britain; best suited by decent ground but has won on good to soft; makes belated hurdling debut at the age of nine.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Failed to run to expectations when favourite for his only point-to-point start.

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11th

7

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 120y

16:30 Cork

Just Jack

11st 12lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Pulled up in a point-to-point and in both maiden hurdle outings; tongue-tie tried.

50/1

0

5

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:22 Cork

Just Jack

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Pulled up in a point on debut and beaten a long way out when pulled up on rules debut.

100/1

0

10

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:30 Limerick

Just Jack

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Failed to run to expectations when favourite for his only point-to-point start.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fair pedigree; Colin Bowe-trained dam Pharney Lady failed to train on after beating the talented Missunited in a course bumper in 2011.

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10th

9

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:53 Cork

Pharney Soldier

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: David Richard Barry

Huge price when pulled up on debut at Limerick last October; tried with a tongue-tie now.

150/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Belated debut at the age of seven; decent pedigree; Jack Kennedy on What's Up Darling.

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13th

14

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

11:50 Navan

The Bay Horse

11st 12lb

J: Nathan Andrews

T: Gordon Elliott

Shown nothing in two runs at huge prices so far.

200/1

12th

10

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 6f 110y

12:17 Down Royal

The Bay Horse

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Pulled up after never featuring on recent belated debut in Limerick maiden.

50/1

0

15

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:30 Limerick

The Bay Horse

11st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Belated debut at the age of seven; decent pedigree; Jack Kennedy on What's Up Darling.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €1401.00
Straight Forecast €709.60
Trifecta €15360.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Walk Away Harry

The Irish Sun:

Diamboy Des Carres