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Holycross Handicap Hurdle

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  • 2m 0f 46y
  • 15 runners
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Holycross Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.20
  • Place: £2.40

Form: -07532 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Got his head back in front on the Flat earlier in the year and he was only beaten a neck over C&D earlier this month; up 3lb but more consistent than most of these and should be in the mix.

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2nd

1

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Herculaneum

12st 6lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Comes here in great nick, just coming out the wrong side of a photo over C&D before landing similar contest a week ago under hold-up tactics under today's rider; carries mandatory 7lb penalty here (upped 6lb in future) and has his chance again in a weak contest.

7/2

1st

12

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

Herculaneum

11st 6lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Got his head back in front on the Flat earlier in the year and he was only beaten a neck over C&D earlier this month; up 3lb but more consistent than most of these and should be in the mix.

5/1

2nd

3

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 13y

14:40 Thurles

Herculaneum

11st 10lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Flat and hurdles winner this year and ran well over a longer trip when third of 17 at Cork last month.

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 0P74F- D

Last run: 221 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

No wins over hurdles for more than two years but career best Flat effort last time and he's down to a good mark for his return to this sphere; can't be ruled out.

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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

2nd

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:17 Naas

Ricky Bobby

12st 0lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

Sole win came in a 2m Cork handicap in 2021; solid in defeat on the Flat and over hurdles last four starts; likely to be closely involved again.

5/1

4th

5

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Ricky Bobby

11st 12lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

Reverted to hurdles last twice when just held in a handicap at Thurles and overhauled late at Cork last month; has gone up 5lb but comes here in form and unlikely to be far away.

4/1

25/1

  • Place: £5.40

Form: 600-

Last run: 299 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a trio of maiden hurdle starts at huge prices; likely to need this return on handicap debut after 299 days off.

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15

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Down Royal

Must Go Now

10st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

took keen hold, midfield, fell 4th

15/2

3rd

8

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

Must Go Now

11st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Edward Cawley

Tailed off in a trio of maiden hurdle starts at huge prices; likely to need this return on handicap debut after 299 days off.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: P5-011 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the 16th attempt at Tramore last month and went back-to-back with a C&D success earlier this month; on an upward curve and should be firmly in the mix if he handles quicker conditions.

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16th

3

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Duke Otto

11st 13lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Patrick J Flynn

Had made giant strides prior to finding life tough on her recent visit to Cork when upped in trip; should still be competitive off her mark and is worth a close look.

12/1

8th

2

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Duke Otto

11st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Patrick J Flynn

Had been looking exposed until recording back-to-back 2m wins at Tramore and Thurles in the autumn; shade keen and didn't appear to get home off revised mark at latter venue latest so legitimate stamina concerns upped in trip here.

12/1

4th

2

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

Duke Otto

11st 13lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Patrick J Flynn

Off the mark at the 16th attempt at Tramore last month and went back-to-back with a C&D success earlier this month; on an upward curve and should be firmly in the mix if he handles quicker conditions.

4/1

25/1

Form: P4-07

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Point winner last year; promising fourth in a maiden hurdle in April but completely tailed off twice since over further; needs the return to this trip to spark a revival on handicap debut.

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5th

2

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:32 Cork

Iron Allen

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Point winner; off the mark under rules in a maiden hurdle at Naas in December; worth another go over the larger obstacles but has a bit to find.

6/1

1st

5

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 7y

13:10 Naas

Iron Allen

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Point winner a year ago was 4th in a Kilbeggan maiden hurdle in April before two poor runs; better effort in a Thurles handicap last time and is rated 93, so could be able to get involved in a weak race.

3/1

Form: 40-6

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a trio of maiden hurdle starts; needs to improve for quicker ground on her handicap debut.

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15th

2

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

Glenmalure Flyer

11st 12lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent

8/1

6th

7

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

Glenmalure Flyer

11st 9lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Tailed off in a trio of maiden hurdle starts; needs to improve for quicker ground on her handicap debut.

16/1

6th

11

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 125y

14:00 Clonmel

Glenmalure Flyer

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Promising debut in a big-field maiden hurdle at Naas in January but well below that form at Punchestown later in the month; not seen since but the stable is in good form; tried in a tongue-tie here.

8/1

Form: 606-11 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Arrives bidding for a hat-trick having defied a summer break on chase debut three weeks ago in a beginners' here; big player back over hurdles and should come on for the run.

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4th

6

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Battle Of Ridgeway

10st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Martin Hassett

prominent, outpaced before 2 out, lost third and weakened from last

14/1

7th

15

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Battle Of Ridgeway

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Martin Hassett

Won either side of a summer break last year and has improved over fences this season; could be a big player from his 15lb lower hurdle mark, although has to prove he stays this far on heavy ground.

14/1

5th

5

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 158y

13:53 Thurles

Battle Of Ridgeway

10st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Martin Hassett

held up in rear, headway 3 out, mistake 2 out, went fourth before last, jumped slightly right when mistake last, soon lost fourth and no impression

6/1

Form: 060

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Modest point form and hasn't shown enough in three starts under rules; wears first-time tongue-tie.

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15th

2

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Jouster

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Still involved when coming down 2 out on his penultimate start at Fairyhouse in January and gained compensation when justifying short odds back at that venue in February; good value for the winning margin when getting the better of Solly Attwell and both an 8lb rise and slightly shorter trip probably both fine.

4/1

1st

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Jouster

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent, soon went third, disputing second 3 out, led 2 out, shaken up approaching last, ridden and kept on well run-in

7/4

0

6

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Jouster

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Unplaced in three points and yet to show much under rules, including handicap debut last time when 50-1; longer trip needs to bring about improvement.

25/1

Form: 034142 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; won a mares' handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse last month and two solid runs in defeat since.

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9th

19

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

Sayitfirst

11st 2lb

T: Darren Collins

Third reserve; won a mares' handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse last month and two solid runs in defeat since.

2nd

12

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 110y

14:25 Sligo

Sayitfirst

11st 2lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Darren Collins

prominent, slightly hampered before 4 out, headway to lead 3 out, clear before 2 out

6/1

4th

5

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Sayitfirst

11st 6lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Darren Collins

Showed signs of improvement in races at Bellewstown and Navan and came good when beating Banada Bridge here on Monday; the gap between the pair has narrowed from 6lb to 3lb, but there is another aspect to the rematch, since Paddy O'Hanlon is unable to claim this time, while Banada Bridge's rider takes off 4lb; should go close all the same.

100/30

Form: 3557-0

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in maiden hurdles on last three starts but had shown some promise previously; potentially on a good mark for his return to handicap company and return to quicker ground could also help.

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6th

4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

Arthor

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: James Joseph Mangan

Maiden after 14 hurdle starts; not beaten far last time at Fairyhouse but has to build on that; cheekpieces retained.

14/1

5th

6

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Arthor

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: James Joseph Mangan

midfield, some headway towards far side and went fourth approaching last, weakened towards finish

14/1

0

2

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Arthor

11st 13lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: James Joseph Mangan

Not had many goes handicapping and better efforts with tongue-tie left off last twice, seeing out his race well over 2m5f at Limerick latest (bit to find with Cosmo Renfro on that form); cheekpieces.

13/2

Form: 859

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in a point and hasn't shown enough in trio of maiden hurdle starts; might be more of a long term project.

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11th

9

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

Tippin And Tappin

11st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E Bolger

Pulled up in a point and hasn't shown enough in trio of maiden hurdle starts; might be more of a long term project.

50/1

9th

12

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Cork

Tippin And Tappin

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: E Bolger

Similar efforts in two maiden hurdles and will have to find significant improvement.

28/1

5th

14

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Tippin And Tappin

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E Bolger

prominent

16/1

Form: -60590

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Placed in a bumper on debut a few seasons ago but has never managed to replicate that form; beaten 10l on handicap debut latest.

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12th

11

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

Forever Frankie

11st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Sean Aherne

Placed in a bumper on debut a few seasons ago but has never managed to replicate that form; beaten 10l on handicap debut latest.

33/1

10th

2

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 13y

14:40 Thurles

Forever Frankie

12st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Sean Aherne

Showed ability in bumpers and couple of fair runs in maidens, notably his fifth of 17 at Listowel; one to consider on handicap bow.

10/1

9th

7

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 50y

13:50 Punchestown

Forever Frankie

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Sean Aherne

towards rear

33/1

Form: P0-808

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Poor form in maiden hurdles and no improvement for handicap since; best watched back down in trip.

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2

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

16:10 Thurles

He Picked Us

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Yet to feature in handicap company, latest over C&D in November; handicapper relenting (down 9lb from opening mark) and tongue tie now tried.

10/1

13th

10

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

He Picked Us

11st 8lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Poor form in maiden hurdles and no improvement for handicap since; best watched back down in trip.

33/1

Form: 6P-F61 D

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Left some poor runs behind when getting off the mark in a handicap hurdle at Navan in September, seemingly appreciating a drop back in trip; nothing special about that form but can give another good account.

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5

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Duncarrig

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

Left some poor runs behind when getting off the mark in 2m handicap hurdle at Navan in September, seemingly appreciating a drop back in trip; poor run since on softer ground however and definite ground concerns here for chase debut.

12/1

14th

3

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

Duncarrig

11st 13lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

Left some poor runs behind when getting off the mark in a handicap hurdle at Navan in September, seemingly appreciating a drop back in trip; nothing special about that form but can give another good account.

13/2

Form: /9P84P D

Last run: 85 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won over fences and hurdles in summer of 2020 but struggling for form when last seen and best watched on yard debut.

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10th

8

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 41y

16:25 Punchestown

Knock On Steel

11st 6lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

Good form in 2020, a winner over hurdles and fences; missed all of 2022; has struggled for two different trainers this season; new yard now

33/1

0

3

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 146y

15:05 Punchestown

Knock On Steel

11st 9lb

J: Conor Owens

T: R Donohoe

Won over fences and hurdles in summer of 2020 but after long absence failed to recover form last year and tailed off last of 15 on yard debut at Thurles in November; can only be watched for now.

10/1

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Non-runners

Alphonse Le Grande, Derry Lad, Dontdooddson, Temptation Time

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Payout
Exacta €635.00
Straight Forecast €410.20
Tricast €7070.20
Trifecta €9386.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Battle Of Ridgeway

The Irish Sun:

Alphonse Le Grande

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Duke Otto

POSTDATA:

Herculaneum