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ThurlesRaces.ie Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 2m 4f 138y
  • 15 runners
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ThurlesRaces.ie Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/1 (Won)

  • Win: £18.40
  • Place: £5.60

Form: P/9814

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Wide margin winner of 3m h'cap hurdle on his penultimate outing and ran to a similar level when fourth at Fairyhouse since from 9lb higher; drop in trip not sure to suit.

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

10th

2

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 52y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Ragin Cajun

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Matthew J Smith

midfield

13/2

1st

15

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 138y

14:30 Thurles

Ragin Cajun

11st 4lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Matthew J Smith

Wide margin winner of 3m h'cap hurdle on his penultimate outing and ran to a similar level when fourth at Fairyhouse since from 9lb higher; drop in trip not sure to suit.

11/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 02-081 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Well backed when taking his form to a new level with a 2m5f heavy ground success at Limerick last month; 12lb rise means he's vulnerable here, particularly on quicker ground.

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

4th

8

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 159y

17:10 Thurles

Ishan

10st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Two wins from his last four starts; handed an extra 8lb for Limerick win after Christmas; found wanting in a race of a higher standard at Leopardstown, stays well, and could be competitive now.

8/1

11th

24

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Ishan

10st 1lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

midfield

28/1

1st

8

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Ishan

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 2 out (usual 3 out), soon went second, ridden to lead approaching last, ridden out towards finish

5/1

16/1

  • Place: £7.20

Form: P-0P45

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

In good form over fences last season but not at that level in either sphere of late; looks vulnerable; drops back in trip.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

17

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Clonbury Bridge

10st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: J P Dempsey

No hurdle wins since the Galway festival in 2021 but hit the frame with a distant third at Navan in January; mark continues to fall (eased 1lb for latest); very best form is on quicker ground but handles conditions; can't be ruled out.

20/1

3rd

8

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

14:30 Navan

Clonbury Bridge

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J P Dempsey

No wins over hurdle since the Galway festival in 2021; promising third at Thurles in November but not as good at Leopardstown since; capable from this mark.

12/1

7th

26

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Clonbury Bridge

11st 0lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: J P Dempsey

pressed leader, led 3rd, briefly headed 4th

16/1

Form: 1-4423

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Progressive over fences since last seen over hurdles; beaten 4l in a Flat maiden here when last seen; could be very well treated from this sort of mark back over timber and Kelly is good value for his 5lb.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

The Banger Doyle

11st 11lb

J: A P Heskin

T: John Queally

prominent throughout, not fluent 4th, went second again last, no extra and lost second inside final 110yds

7/1

3rd

3

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

14:45 Cork

The Banger Doyle

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: John Queally

Let down by his jumping when favourite for a handicap hurdle at Thurles last time; useful Flat/chase form before that; should be thereabouts of jumping better.

4/1

Form: 34278-

Last run: 250 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Consistent sort last term, holding her form well after getting off the mark over hurdles in a mares' hurdle at Clonmel; off 250 days and might be best watched on return.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 150y

15:55 Punchestown

Lizlucky

10st 13lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Patrick T Foley

Has won on heavy; decent third in a 3m handicap here in December but failed to build on that at Fairyhouse last month; good enough to get involved.

8/1

4th

6

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 50y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Lizlucky

11st 6lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick T Foley

prominent, in touch with leaders 8th, brief headway before 2 out, weakened approaching last

9/1

3rd

2

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 194y

15:00 Punchestown

Lizlucky

11st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick T Foley

Consistent sort last term, holding her form well after getting off the mark over hurdles in a mares' hurdle at Clonmel on heavy; last month's Thurles comeback not without promise and should come on for it.

14/1

Form: 019827

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Only beaten a neck on her penultimate start but failed to build on that here last time; still unexposed and return to shorter may help.

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

6th

16

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 138y

14:30 Thurles

Goodie Girl

11st 3lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Only beaten a neck on her penultimate start but failed to build on that here last time; still unexposed and return to shorter may help.

14/1

7th

5

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:35 Thurles

Goodie Girl

11st 10lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Long-priced winner on handicap debut at Downpatrick (2m1f, good to yielding) in June and back to that level of form when just denied in 2m6f Navan contest last month (yielding), finishing well after untidy leap last; major player.

13/2

2nd

10

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 120y

17:05 Navan

Goodie Girl

11st 8lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Long-priced winner on handicap debut at Downpatrick (2m1f, good to yielding); well held since and steps up in trip.

20/1

Form: 5-2421 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Career best over C&D earlier in the month and while all three wins have come on testing ground, she handles quicker conditions; possibly vulnerable to better treated sorts now though.

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

9th

13

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Dragons Pass

11st 5lb

J: E Walsh

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Useful mare on her day with three wins at 2m4f, most recently in a mares' handicap here in November; well beaten off revised mark since and now switches to fences.

9/1

7th

1

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:15 Navan

Dragons Pass

12st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Mrs Denise Foster

prominent

16/1

12th

13

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Dragons Pass

10st 6lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Mrs Denise Foster

towards rear

20/1

Form: 2515-0 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Tailed off on this month's reappearance and would probably prefer slower ground than this but feasibly treated if he does handle conditions.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Leopardstown

From The Ashes

11st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

midfield, in touch with leaders 10th, prominent before 2 out

8/1

7th

5

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 166y

16:10 Punchestown

From The Ashes

11st 10lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Won a handicap chase at Gowran last February and is now rated 122 in that sphere; his handicap hurdle form is relatively weak, but interesting that trainer persists despite modest form in his last three racses.

6/1

10th

8

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

From The Ashes

11st 6lb

J: Miss A L Fitzgibbon

T: C Byrnes

Won a handicap chase at Gowran in February and is now rated 122 in that sphere; well beaten in two hurdle starts lately but is surely capable of much better off this mark.

15/2

Form: 5-6B49

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

No wins since 2019; didn't build on a promising run at Clonmel when tailed off at Cork earlier this month.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Navan

Ena Baie

11st 13lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

midfield, headway and prominent after 3 out, went second 2 out, pushed along and 1 length down last, ridden and ran on well to lead inside final 110yds, headed post

14/1

9th

6

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 138y

14:30 Thurles

Ena Baie

11st 9lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

No wins since 2019; didn't build on a promising run at Clonmel when tailed off at Cork earlier this month.

20/1

9th

5

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Cork

Ena Baie

11st 11lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Sole hurdle win came in 2019 when trained by Harry Fry; fair form this year and was keeping on over a shorter trip at this venue in August when brought down just before the last flight; beaten 8l in fourth over this trip at Clonmel last time.

12/1

Form: 41P232 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at Limerick in July and knocking on the door over both hurdles and fences since; step back up in trip is fine but may want it softer.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

Form: 731F23 D

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

2m4f winner on good ground at Bellewstown in July; bounced back from a fall with two placed efforts since and can give another good account.

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

4th

5

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

15:15 Limerick

Our Bobby

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: John M Burke

July's Bellewstown handicap hurdle win was on good ground but has won on soft; mid-division in a Naas handicap chase on his fencing debut two weeks ago; more needed.

14/1

8th

2

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Naas

Our Bobby

12st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: John M Burke

July's Bellewstown handicap hurdle win was on good ground but has won on soft; no chasing experience.

10/1

11th

7

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 138y

14:30 Thurles

Our Bobby

11st 9lb

J: Niall Moore

T: John M Burke

2m4f winner on good ground at Bellewstown in July; bounced back from a fall with two placed efforts since and can give another good account.

10/1

Form: 789-24

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Left previous form behind when going close at Limerick in May and creditable return when fourth in a maiden hurdle at Cork.

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

5

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:15 Navan

Tilloughna

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: David Kenneth Budds

midfield, towards rear 6th

14/1

0

3

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Tilloughna

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: David Kenneth Budds

midfield

16/1

12th

13

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 138y

14:30 Thurles

Tilloughna

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: David Kenneth Budds

Left previous form behind when going close at Limerick in May and creditable return when fourth in a maiden hurdle at Cork.

13/2

Form: 113-34 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Rattled off a hat-trick in 2022; running well in defeat in three hurdle outings this year and while the handicapper appears to have caught up, he's capable of going well again.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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0

2

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 138y

14:30 Thurles

Penny Jar

12st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Patrick Downey

in rear, fell 2nd

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: -F140F D

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Still involved when coming down over fences when last seen in September; best form has come over further but not ruled out from lower hurdle mark.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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0

3

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 138y

14:30 Thurles

Sphagnum

11st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: J P Broderick

Still involved when coming down over fences when last seen in September; best form has come over further but not ruled out from lower hurdle mark.

20/1

0

4

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 47y

17:05 Sligo

Sphagnum

11st 10lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: J P Broderick

raced in last but in touch with leaders, some headway 10th, pressed leaders and raced wide when fell 4 out

14/1

Form: 6-3700

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Some promise in two maiden hurdles earlier in the year but tailed off on his last two starts, including handicap debut at Cork 18 days ago.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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0

12

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 138y

14:30 Thurles

On The Tide

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Seamus Neville

Some promise in two maiden hurdles earlier in the year but tailed off on his last two starts, including handicap debut at Cork 18 days ago.

25/1

10th

10

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:55 Cork

On The Tide

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

chased clear leader, prominent 5th, weakened before 3 out

14/1

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Exacta €1955.00
Straight Forecast €1154.50
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Selections

POSTDATA:

Ishan

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Tilloughna

The Irish Sun:

Lizlucky

SPOTLIGHT:

The Banger Doyle

TOPSPEED:

Ena Baie