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17:03 Curragh

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Runners: 22 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: 0/1431

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

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1st

4

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:35 Navan

Nostra Casa

9st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Paul W Flynn

Enjoyed a good year in 2023, winning over this trip at Sligo and over 2m at Thurles; runs well fresh and well capable of putting up a bold showing here.

14/1

Form: 5141-6

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 72

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5th

11

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:00 Punchestown

Whatcouldhavebeen

11st 3lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Grade 1 runner-up last season and her season finally got on track when a decisive winner of a handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse last month; cheekpieces left on and should be capable of acquitting herself well.

14/1

1st

4

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Whatcouldhavebeen

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Jarlath P Fahey

travelled strongly, raced in second, led on inner before 4 out, faced challenge but going okay before 2 out, ridden when went clear before last, stayed on, pushed out

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 477220

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 70

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7th

3

(13)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:07 Curragh

Beautiful Chaos

9st 10lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Ross O’Sullivan

in touch with leaders, outpaced under 2f out, weakened final furlong

14/1

12th

9

(12)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 0y

14:20 Curragh

Beautiful Chaos

10st 8lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Only narrowly denied in her last two starts including when beaten a nose when dropped back to this trip at Tramore last month; the winner didn't do much for the form subsequently but she's only up 2lb and her rider has more experience than most of her rivals.

5/1

Form: 068303

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

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2nd

20

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Killeemore Lad

11st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Andrew Slattery

midfield, not fluent 3rd

14/1

2nd

6

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Tipperary

Killeemore Lad

11st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Andrew Slattery

Dual hurdle winner last summer was tailed off on recent return to action at Naas; stays 2m on the Flat so might prefer a stiffer test of stamina than this over hurdles.

12/1

Form: 3-874

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

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0

1

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Plains Indian

11st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Andrew Slattery

Three hurdle wins, including in Listed novice company last year; has been running mostly on the Flat and over fences this year; is unproven over this trip but handles this ground.

16/1

5th

7

(16)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:07 Curragh

Plains Indian

9st 9lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

towards rear of midfield, headway but still plenty to do over 1f out, ran on well final 110yds, not reach leaders, nearest finish

7/1

Abandoned

Form: 6-6800

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

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11th

10

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:23 Cork

Three Comets

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Luke Comer

Out of form on the Flat since last seen over hurdles a year ago, probably safe to rule out.

33/1

13th

4

(15)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Three Comets

9st 13lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Luke Comer

Won over 2m at Thurles in 2022 but form last year on turf was poor; first AW run in nearly a year and hard to fancy.

20/1

18th

9

(8)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:07 Curragh

Three Comets

9st 9lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Luke Comer

dwelt start, towards rear throughout

66/1

Form: 652938

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 69

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8th

8

(5)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Zileo

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

pushed along briefly, soon in touch with leaders, led after 4f

16/1

7th

3

(8)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Zileo

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: M Halford & T Collins

Three runner-up finishes on turf this year, two of them over further than this; has failed to show his best form at this venue and it looked as if he needed further when sixth over C&D four weeks ago; on a positive note, his yard is in excellent form.

5/1

6th

4

(15)

1st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:05 Dundalk (AW)

Zileo

10st 1lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

Stays a lot further and plenty of placed form on turf, including three runner-up finishes this year; not shown his best at this venue albeit not had that many goes here.

12/1

Form: 573/4/ D

Last run: 729 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

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6th

6

(1)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Red Secret

9st 6lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Kevin Michael Smith

Losing run since 2m win at Kempton in June 2020; missed most of 2022 and needed his belated return but some encouragement when fifth here last month; well treated and step back up in trip should suit; Keane booked.

7/1

5th

2

(10)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Red Secret

9st 13lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Kevin Michael Smith

Dual AW winner in Britain; moderate form in maiden hurdles last winter; in rear in 1m6f Curragh handicap last month on his only Flat start in 2023; should find this surface much more to his liking.

14/1

17th

10

(1)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:07 Curragh

Red Secret

9st 8lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Kevin Michael Smith

prominent, weakened quickly 2f out

50/1

Abandoned

Form: 403

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 67

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5th

11

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Penny Jar

11st 10lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Patrick Downey

Two of three wins have been on decent ground; missed several engagements last season due to testing conditions, has his ground here so don't rule out.

14/1

Abandoned

Form: -05751 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 66

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4th

10

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Jake Peter

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: M A Cahill

Hasn't shown much over hurdles since 2019; running okay in defeat on the Flat when last seen but probably vulnerable back in this sphere after 104 days off.

33/1

7th

5

(8)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Jake Peter

9st 6lb

J: Alan Persse

T: M A Cahill

Ended a long losing run over 1m6f at Killarney but lesser efforts over 1m4f here since; has run well over this trip previously so can't be ruled out; wears first-time hood.

9/1

Abandoned

Form: -30507

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 65

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4th

3

(13)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Believe In Science

10st 0lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

pushed along briefly, soon prominent, kept on but no impression up the centre inside final furlong

4/1

3rd

14

(7)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Believe In Science

9st 1lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield 5f out, headway over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, kept on

14/1

7th

1

(7)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Believe In Science

10st 1lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

towards rear of midfield

4/1

Abandoned

Form: 403503 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 65

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4th

19

(11)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:35 Navan

Rain

9st 3lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: James M Barcoe

Winner over a similar trip in France; some good form without winning last season, especially when third in a soft ground handicap here in October; claims on that form.

16/1

Form: 606094

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

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3rd

16

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

14:30 Punchestown

Global Export

11st 8lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

in rear early

33/1

9th

4

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

13:55 Navan

Global Export

11st 1lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

No wins since a maiden hurdle success here in March 2022; running okay in defeat on the Flat of late but doesn't appear to have anything in hand from this sort of hurdle mark.

9/1

Abandoned

Form: -31333

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 71

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3rd

6

(7)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 108y

16:20 Thurles

Quiz Test

9st 0lb

J: James Ryan

T: Sean Byrne

soon raced in second, challenging on near side of group home turn, ridden under 2f out, soon no chance with winner, no extra when lost second inside final 110yds

11/2

15 (4)
Ellaat

Abandoned

Form: 5-5401

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 62

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13th

5

(8)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Ellaat

9st 8lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

Has attracted the attention of the stewards in the past; came from some way back to win a heavy ground handicap at Gowran in October over 1m4f; good runs subsequently in a Curragh handicap and a Punchestown handicap hurdle; cheekpieces tried here and likely to go well if the market speaks favourably.

5/1

3rd

3

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:40 Punchestown

Ellaat

11st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

midfield

7/2

Abandoned

Form: 41/3-7 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 62

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4th

5

(14)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:50 Gowran Park

Make Good

9st 12lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Shane Crawley

Smart hurdler at his best is capable of useful Flat form at his best; solid effort at Navan last time and is a player if building on that; handles heavy.

14/1

6th

15

(15)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:35 Navan

Make Good

9st 5lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Shane Crawley

Graded winning novice hurdler for John McConnell; off the track for nearly two years but went close in a couple of Curragh handicaps last year; could contend.

12/1

5th

4

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Navan

Make Good

11st 10lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Shane Crawley

towards rear, reminder after 3rd, not fluent 6th

20/1

Abandoned

Form: 553940

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 68

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4

(12)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Navan

Master Dunraven

9st 12lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

0-8; not far away in a couple of his handicaps and he remains in a respected stable; may ideally want further but not ruled out.

8/1

9th

18

(21)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:07 Curragh

Master Dunraven

9st 1lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

never better than midfield, weakened final furlong

22/1

Form: 40-530

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 59

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6th

6

(16)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Rodney Bay

9st 7lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Had Ellaat third when winning a heavy ground Curragh handicap in October but well beaten in a handicap hurdle and a 1m4f handicap here since; others preferred.

50/1

14th

13

(11)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Rodney Bay

9st 5lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

prominent, led after 1f, headed and raced in second after 4f, weakened quickly 3f out

16/1

11th

2

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:20 Navan

Rodney Bay

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

Won 1m6f heavy ground handicap on the Flat last month; generally a consistent sort in this sphere but others look better treated.

16/1

Abandoned

Form: -63493

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 58

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12th

7

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

Dubai Clover

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

raced in second, prominent when mistake 3 out

11/1

Abandoned

Form: 9/6-06

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 58

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8th

13

(20)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:50 Gowran Park

Ricky Bobby

9st 6lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Timothy Doyle

Hurdle winner in 2021 ran a fine race when last seen on the level, fourth in a Curragh handicap over this trip; 2lb higher today but can run well.

20/1

8th

5

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Ricky Bobby

11st 9lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Timothy Doyle

midfield, took keen hold and rapid headway to lead halfway, faced challenge 2 out, headed approaching last, weakened final 110yds

13/2

21 (20)
Caradoc

Abandoned

Form: 04-985

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

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Abandoned

Form: 078943

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 49

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3rd

3

(1)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

15:55 Bath

Tortured Soul

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

Won six of his first seven outings for this yard and beaten under 3l on his two starts since; they were all on AW and his turf form in Ireland last year was way below what's now required, albeit with best of those efforts coming on heavy ground; considered.

4/1

6th

5

(7)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Tortured Soul

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Tony Carroll

dwelt start, took keen hold, held up in rear

7/2

5th

1

(4)

21st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

16:55 Southwell (AW)

Tortured Soul

10st 2lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Tony Carroll

reared in stalls before start, dwelt start, took keen hold, towards rear, headway on near side of group over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, not reach leaders

5/4

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Verdict

This is going to take plenty of getting in these conditions and smart hurdler PLAINS INDIAN could be best equipped. This trip will suit better than the 1m4f here last time. Fellow smart hurdler Whatcouldhavebeen could be his biggest danger. Thurles winner Nostra Casa, Gowran winner Ellaat, Penny Jar, Killeemore Lad and Quiz Test can be involved. [Tyrone Molloy]