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John Thomas McNamara Series (Q.R.) Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 13 runners
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John Thomas McNamara Series (Q.R.) Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.20
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 33

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for 120,000GBP after finishing second in a Lingstown maiden last November; did not settle particularly well when third in a 15-runner Navan bumper last month; hooded for hurdling debut at Downpatrick three weeks ago, lost some momentum with a mistake two out, ending a soundly beaten third behind a Gordon Elliott-trained favourite.

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

11th

2

17th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Wexford

Charming Fortune

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Bought for £120,000 after finishing second in a Lingstown maiden last a year ago; did not settle particularly well when third in a 15-runner Navan bumper in September; improved from his hurdling debut at Downpatrick when winning a 2m4f maiden hurdle at Sligo three weeks ago.

6/1

1st

3

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Sligo

Charming Fortune

11st 4lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: Gavin Cromwell

took keen hold, midfield, headway before 2 out, pressed leaders after 2 out, ridden to lead run-in, ran on

4/1

3rd

1

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 165y

13:50 Downpatrick

Charming Fortune

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield in chasing group, headway after 4 out, pressed leaders when mistake 2 out, went second when ridden but no chance with winner from last, lost second final strides

6/4

11/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: -2632F

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Twice successful in points the season before last; placed in two bumpers at Downpatrick this season, including behind subsequent dual hurdles winner The Wallpark; beat all bar a well-backed winner in a maiden hurdle at the same venue in August; fell at the fifth on his latest Downpatrick visit.

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

4th

5

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 110y

12:20 Fairyhouse

Kalanisi Flash

11st 4lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Dual point winner ran well in defeat in bumpers a number of times last season; decent maiden hurdle placed runs either side of an early fall; can run well but needs improvement to score.

5/1

2nd

4

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Sligo

Kalanisi Flash

11st 4lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: John C McConnell

prominent, led from 2 out, ridden and headed run-in, kept on, no match for winner, headed from 2 out

11/2

0

2

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 110y

15:35 Downpatrick

Kalanisi Flash

11st 4lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

raced in second, pressed leader when fell 5th

7/2

25/1

  • Place: £15.00

Form: 78P/6-

Last run: 531 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

French bumper AQPS winner in 2017; has passed through many Irish stables; ran respectably on the Flat at Listowel after a long absence; however, he is a well-exposed 80-rated handicap hurdler and very hard to fancy on that basis.

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

9th

15

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Derby De Thaix

10st 8lb

J: Miss H Heffernan

T: James Andrew Fahey

Reverted back to handicap company when a strong finishing fourth in a 2m handicap at Naas last month; same mark here and has an each-way chance.

10/1

4th

10

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Naas

Derby De Thaix

11st 10lb

J: Miss H Heffernan

T: James Andrew Fahey

Has passed through many Irish yards; now 0-31 over hurdles and a 5lb rise for his Sligo maiden 3rd doesn't help but not ruled out either.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 212F-2 BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point winner for the influential Ellmarie Holden 2021; runner-up in a bumper for Holden before joining Gordon Elliott; won a Thurles bumper by 17l in March; runner-up in a 24-runner maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse in April; fell at second at Kilbeggan; just denied at Gowran last month, with 11l gap to the third; sets the standard; jockey rode first winner over hurdles yesterday.

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

6th

10

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:22 Cork

Zaidi

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Point and bumper winner; has gone close in a couple of maiden hurdles over 2m4f; sets the standard on form but he didn't seem to appreciate the step up to this sort of trip at Fairyhouse three weeks ago so has stamina to prove.

2/1

4th

1

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 52y

14:15 Fairyhouse

Zaidi

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in third behind clear leader, good headway and went second 4 out, challenging 3 out, weakened from last

11/4

4th

2

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Sligo

Zaidi

11st 12lb

J: Mr J H Williamson

T: Gordon Elliott

pressed leader early, not fluent 3rd, lost position when ridden after 2 out, went fourth and kept on run-in

10/11

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to point/hurdle winner Cregane Ned; dam point winner out of half-sister to useful bumper and hurdle/chase winner Gonebeyondrecall; in rear at Curraghmore in April on only start for leading producer Donnchadh Doyle.

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

5th

5

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 65y

15:25 Fairyhouse

Midweek Voices

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

soon disputed lead, led narrowly when not fluent 1st, joined when bumped 3rd, headed before 4 out, lost second and weakened before 2 out

5/1

11th

14

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

12:45 Cork

Midweek Voices

11st 12lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Eoin Doyle

In rear at Curraghmore in April on his only start for leading producer Donnchadh Doyle; shaped quite well despite some untidy jumping on hurdling debut at Sligo; jumping again lacked fluency at Limerick, creditable fourth in the circumstances.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal out of the versatile Broxbourne, a Flat winner (eight races) for Mark Johnston and a hurdles scorer (three races) for Nicky Henderson, with career-high ratings of 97 and 139 in the respective spheres.

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

6th

9

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Navan

The Nagger Reidy

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

midfield, weakened from 2 out

100/1

13th

14

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 200y

13:25 Naas

The Nagger Reidy

11st 12lb

J: Paul Cawley

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

towards rear throughout, hampered 2nd, detached from 3 out, tailed off

66/1

6th

11

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Sligo

The Nagger Reidy

11st 2lb

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

First foal out of the versatile Broxbourne, a Flat winner (eight races) for Mark Johnston and a hurdles scorer (three races) for Nicky Henderson, with career-high ratings of 97 and 139 in the respective spheres.

12/1

Form: 7

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Rated 66 after five Flat runs between May and September, shaped quite well when fifth of 18 in a 1m4f Galway festival handicap; remote seventh on hurdling debut at Gowran, will need more experience.

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

14th

4

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 87y

12:13 Punchestown

Evans Secret

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Promise on the Flat but well held in two maiden hurdles so far.

200/1

7th

7

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Sligo

Evans Secret

11st 2lb

J: Mr B Barry

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Rated 66 after five Flat runs between May and September, shaped quite well when fifth of 18 in a 1m4f Galway festival handicap; remote seventh on hurdling debut at Gowran, will need more experience.

20/1

Form: 00

Last run: 154 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Only five finishers in the maiden point in which she was fourth; struggled in maiden hurdle outings at Punchestown and Limerick in May.

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

6th

10

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 110y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Ar Aghaidh

11st 1lb

J: Mr S Cavanagh

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

in touch with leaders, mistake 9th, prominent before 10th, disputed lead 3 out, lost position when weakened before 2 out

14/1

8th

12

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Sligo

Ar Aghaidh

10st 11lb

J: Mr S Cavanagh

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

Only five finishers in the maiden point in which she was fourth; struggled in maiden hurdle outings at Punchestown and Limerick in May.

66/1

13th

1

26th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:45 Limerick

Ar Aghaidh

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

Tailed off on her hurdles debut at Punchestown on Tuesday; makes no appeal.

200/1

Form:

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Lost any chance of being competitive with a bad mistake at the sixth on debut at Listowel.

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

9th

13

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Sligo

Four Shares

10st 9lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Michael Hourigan

Lost any chance of being competitive with a bad mistake at the sixth on debut at Listowel.

50/1

15th

15

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

14:10 Listowel

Four Shares

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Michael Hourigan

Mahler newcomer; dam 3m-3m5f chase winner out of 3m chase winning half-sister to Irish National third Manus The Man.

50/1

20/1

Form: 470

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran in two bumpers; big odds when fair fourth of 17 over 2m2f at Cork; again showed ability when seventh at Navan; 66-1 when down the field in 2m4f maiden hurdle at Punchestown.

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

18th

16

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

11:50 Cork

Menrva

11st 0lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: Maike Magnussen

Showed some ability in two bumpers but has been well beaten in two maiden hurdles and loads of improvement needed.

66/1

10th

14

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Sligo

Menrva

10st 9lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: Maike Magnussen

Ran in two bumpers; big odds when fair fourth of 17 over 2m2f at Cork; again showed ability when seventh at Navan; 66-1 when down the field in 2m4f maiden hurdle at Punchestown.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Quest For Peace gelding comes from a family principally associated with sprint winners.

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

11th

7

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 14y

13:12 Clonmel

Grizzley Adams

11st 4lb

J: Mr L Burke-Ott

T: Alexander Ott

Shown nothing in two starts at huge odds so far.

200/1

0

3

17th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:50 Wexford

Grizzley Adams

10st 13lb

J: Mr A Burke-Ott

T: Alexander Ott

towards rear, weakened 10th, tailed off when fell 2 out

100/1

11th

8

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Sligo

Grizzley Adams

11st 2lb

J: Mr A Burke-Ott

T: Alexander Ott

Quest For Peace gelding comes from a family principally associated with sprint winners.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fifth foal; half-brother to 2m hurdle winner Allbetsoff; dam well beaten in bumper/points.

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

12th

10

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Sligo

Moig Raven

11st 2lb

J: Mr D E Phelan

T: Declan Queally

Fifth foal; half-brother to 2m hurdle winner Allbetsoff; dam well beaten in bumper/points.

20/1

Form: 0-0

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Twice finished third in points, but the form does not amount to much; soundly beaten in a Punchestown bumper; jumping was ragged on hurdling debut at Fairyhouse.

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

9th

12

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

15:15 Punchestown

Perfect Pupil

11st 6lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

Ordinary form in maidens; 7l behind Always Enchanting when fifth on handicap debut at Clonmel.

20/1

5th

7

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 14y

14:22 Clonmel

Perfect Pupil

11st 6lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

Precious little to take from three maiden runs, very hard to make a case for on handicap debut.

20/1

16th

11

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:10 Down Royal

Perfect Pupil

11st 12lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: Stephen McConville

Nothing to recommend in a bumper and two maiden hurdles; very hard to make a case for.

250/1

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Payout
Exacta €271.00
Straight Forecast €214.90
Trifecta €8100.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Zaidi

TOPSPEED:

Charming Fortune

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Zaidi

POSTDATA:

Zaidi

The Irish Sun:

Zaidi