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15:10 Clonmel

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Graham Norris Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 3m 0f 37y
  • 7 runners
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Graham Norris Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.30
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 53421-

Last run: 191 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at fifth attempt in busy period in maiden hurdles early in the year when making nearly all over 2m4f at Tipperary in April (yielding) and absent since; good chance of him staying this trip (half-brother won over 3m1f) and one of the least exposed on handicap debut.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

15

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Castle Field Boy

11st 1lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Patrick T Foley

Signed off last season with a maiden hurdle win and returned to defy a 10lb lower mark on handicap debut at Clonmel; bounced back from two pulled up efforts when runner-up to Mint Boy at Fairyhouse since; this is tougher and he's 3lb higher but still early days.

20/1

2nd

3

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:22 Fairyhouse

Castle Field Boy

11st 8lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick T Foley

visibility reduced by fog, held up in rear, headway on near side of group after 3 out, challenging 2 out

10/1

0

14

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 50y

13:42 Navan

Castle Field Boy

10st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Patrick T Foley

Won a 2m4f Tipperary maiden hurdle in April and improved form on return when winning a Clonmel handicap over 3m; however, was then pulled-up back at the same track and questions now.

22/1

OUR TIP

100/30

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 20-479

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Both wins have come at Fairyhouse over 2m4f but good Thurles second over 3m last season; tailed off at Bellewstown on latest and cheekpieces now tried; handicapper relented and back down to his last winning mark.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Cork

Whatsavailable

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

midfield

12/1

Form: P2PPF- C

Last run: 199 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Best form is on heavy ground albeit over shorter trips; absent since taking heavy fall when still every chance (off 125) at the last in 3m Fairyhouse handicap chase in April; record fresh isn't great so may need this.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

18:15 Clonmel

Street Value

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: J P Flavin

in touch with leaders, slow jump 2nd

10/1

16

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Street Value

10st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: J P Flavin

prominent, not fluent 16th, soon weakened, tired jump 19th, soon pulled up

33/1

7

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Street Value

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: J P Flavin

Failed to complete on his final start in 2022 and three of his first four starts in 2023; came good again in emphatic style with victory in the 3m5f Porterstown Chase at Fairyhouse in December; fair third over a shorter trip at Cork; 9-1 in the Thyestes, made a couple of mistakes and was pulled up before three out; cheekpiece on now as well as usual tongue-tie.

12/1

Form: 362279

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Six wins in a busy 63-race career though not over this far and in such testing conditions; didn't count in last weekend's Munster National and back hurdling here.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

15

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

The Little Yank

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

Heavily raced six-time winner on a long losing run at the moment; 6lb out of the handicap; faces a tough task in the circumstances.

25/1

4th

6

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:58 Cork

The Little Yank

10st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced in third behind clear leader, headway 5 out, weakened approaching last

11/1

Form: P3P6-7 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Last year's winner off 119 in similar conditions hasn't won since and not as effective a chaser; others preferred.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Robinstown

11st 7lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

led, soon went clear, reduced lead before 3 out, headed last, weakened gradually inside final 110yds

20/1

Form: 213-10

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won on heavy ground at Cork in the spring and returned from summer break to win 2m6f Ballinrobe contest on better ground in August; bitterly disappointing at Listowel however so needs to bounce back.

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8

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Storm Mahler

10st 13lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Was a narrow C&D winner over Christmas (third hurdle win) but not as good off a higher mark since and questions to answer now.

16/1

13th

1

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Storm Mahler

12st 0lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Gained third win by narrow margin at Limerick last time; 9lb rise looks harsh any may not be suited by shorter here.

16/1

Form: 036710 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner here and off the mark over hurdles in C&D handicap in testing conditions last month in ready fashion; ran no sort of race however at Punchestown on better ground since off today's mark but remains of interest given her record here.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

3

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:15 Naas

Brianna Lily

11st 12lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Patrick T Foley

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leaders 2 out, weakened quickly approaching last

14/1

0

6

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 37y

15:10 Clonmel

Brianna Lily

10st 10lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Patrick T Foley

Bumper winner here and off the mark over hurdles in C&D handicap in testing conditions last month in ready fashion; ran no sort of race however at Punchestown on better ground since off today's mark but remains of interest given her record here.

6/1

10th

15

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:45 Punchestown

Brianna Lily

10st 10lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Patrick T Foley

Bumper winner on a sound surface at Clonmel easily got off the mark over hurdles on testing ground at the same track last time; raised 9lb and up in class today but has to be respected.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta €357.00
Straight Forecast €369.70
Trifecta €2149.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Castle Field Boy

POSTDATA:

Storm Mahler

The Irish Sun:

The Little Yank

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Castle Field Boy

TOPSPEED:

Castle Field Boy