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Start Christmas Here December 17th (Q.R.) Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 0f 46y
  • 13 runners
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Start Christmas Here December 17th (Q.R.) Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.70
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 10- D

Last run: 253 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Odds-on debut winner at Fairyhouse in January; that not a particularly strong race, though the third Great Universe has shown the form in a respectable light; much too free when 33-1 chance in Grade 1 bumper at Cheltenham, ease to finish last of 21; hooded now, should be involved if settling effectively.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Westport Cove

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Clipped heels when pulled up (40-1 SP) for the County earlier this month; 4lb lower here and had some smart form behind Quai De Bourbon and Tullyhill previously this term; unlikely we've seen the best of him yet and this is a drop in grade; respected.

5/1

7

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Westport Cove

10st 11lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

Only fourth in Listed novice hurdle at Punchestown (2m, heavy) last month and needs to raise his game, but before that he pushed his stablemate Quai De Bourbon close at Clonmel (2m, heavy) and the winner has been the hot ante-post favourite for today's Martin Pipe; unexposed and not discounted.

20/1

4th

6

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

15:05 Punchestown

Westport Cove

11st 9lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

Was way too keen for his own good in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown but out that run well behind him in first-time headgear at Clonmel when really putting it up to a better fancied stablemate under this rider; a repeat of that performance would put him in the mix here; headgear is retained.

6/1

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11/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: /41-32 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner at Clonmel last November; made an encouraging return when third on hurdling debut at Limerick last month, 9l behind subsequent Grade 3 winner What's Up Darling; well clear of the remainder when beaten 19l by a Willie Mullins-trained odds-on chance at Gowran; leading chance now.

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2nd

2

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:40 Thurles

Diamboy Des Carres

11st 12lb

J: Mr R James

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Bumper winner at Clonmel last November; made an encouraging return when third on hurdling debut at Limerick last month, 9l behind subsequent Grade 3 winner What's Up Darling; well clear of the remainder when beaten 19l by a Willie Mullins-trained odds-on chance at Gowran; leading chance now.

11/4

2nd

1

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:32 Gowran Park

Diamboy Des Carres

11st 12lb

J: Mr R James

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

prominent, soon raced in third, went second when not fluent 2 out, no chance with winner approaching last, kept on

12/1

3rd

6

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:30 Limerick

Diamboy Des Carres

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Runner-up in point in 2021; satisfactory run when fourth behind subsequent Grade 1 novice hurdle winner Good Land in a bumper at Wexford 12 months ago; put that experience to good use when winning at Clonmel the following month; may need further over hurdles but the ground should be a help.

7/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 230-

Last run: 212 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Had three bumper outings last season, beaten favourite both starts in January; clear second at Naas, then perhaps too much use made of him in testing conditions when beaten 20l in third at Gowran; faded in Punchestown festival event in April; cheekpieces on for hurdling debut.

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7th

2

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

Ankud

11st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, kept on from last, never on terms

20/1

7th

1

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

13:25 Thurles

Ankud

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, not fluent 2 out, soon weakened

13/2

3rd

8

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:40 Thurles

Ankud

11st 4lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

Had three bumper outings last season, beaten favourite both starts in January; clear second at Naas, then perhaps too much use made of him in testing conditions when beaten 20l in third at Gowran; faded in Punchestown festival event in April; cheekpieces on for hurdling debut.

6/1

Form: 37

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third in a maiden point at Dromahane in April; ran creditably when third on hurdling debut at Galway; remote seventh in a stronger maiden at Naas last time.

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9th

3

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 70y

13:33 Thurles

Burru

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Bernard Martin Crowley

Maiden has shown some ability over hurdles; well beaten on chasing debut and has a tough task today.

50/1

50/1

Form: 8/5-

Last run: 478 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Brighton winner over 1m2f on soft for Andrew Balding in 2021; soundly beaten on both hurdle runs last year.

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4th

2

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Lorca

12st 0lb

J: Mr Hugo Hunt

T: E J O’Grady

Modest operator in maiden hurdles; switch to handicaps likely to bring about better, but no doubting he has some questions to answer.

33/1

15th

11

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

12:45 Cork

Lorca

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

Brighton winner over 1m2f on soft for Andrew Balding in 2021; modest hurdles form so far.

25/1

5th

4

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:40 Thurles

Lorca

11st 12lb

J: Mr Hugo Hunt

T: E J O’Grady

Brighton winner over 1m2f on soft for Andrew Balding in 2021; soundly beaten on both hurdle runs last year.

50/1

Form: 38-86

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point winner for Denis Murphy in March 2022; distant third behind talented pair Loughglynn and Firefox in a Naas bumper last December; ordinary form since, including in two recent maiden hurdle outings at Limerick and Gowran.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

3

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:50 Thurles

Givehimthehonour

11st 10lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Paul Nolan

Point-to-point winner is 0-5 hurdling, best run yet when upped to 3m at Fairyhouse last time, up with the pace throughout when third; cheekpieces now fitted.

6/1

3rd

7

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Givehimthehonour

11st 4lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Paul Nolan

soon led narrowly or disputed lead

6/1

Form: 38

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Flat winner over 1m2f on good ground for James Fanshawe in 2022; solid effort in third behind the useful Smooth Tom on hurdling debut at Listowel; dropped away from two out at Cork.

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7th

6

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:40 Thurles

Wandering Rocks

11st 12lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: William Durkan

Flat winner over 1m2f on good ground for James Fanshawe in 2022; solid effort in third behind the useful Smooth Tom on hurdling debut at Listowel; dropped away from two out at Cork.

12/1

8th

13

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

11:50 Cork

Wandering Rocks

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: William Durkan

Was a Flat winner over 1m2f on good ground for James Fanshawe in 2022; a solid effort on hurdling debut at Listowel and should have improved nicely from that, so looks a big player.

3/1

Form: 8

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Jumping was a little untidy when a remote eighth on debut at Listowel; second reserve.

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10th

12

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:00 Thurles

The Dooner Citizen

11st 12lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Lots to find on previous two maiden runs, likely of more interest in handicaps.

66/1

8th

17

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:40 Thurles

The Dooner Citizen

11st 4lb

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Jumping was a little untidy when a remote eighth on debut at Listowel; second reserve.

Form: 7-70

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Remote seventh in a Nvan bumper on only start last season; no threat in two maiden hurdles at Clonmel; jumping was ragged last time, tongue-tie now.

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0

10

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Knocknaconnery

11st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S Curling

Hasn't impressed in his jumping in maidens of late and hard to see him making an immediate impact in handicaps here.

25/1

9th

12

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:40 Thurles

Knocknaconnery

11st 4lb

J: Mr J O’Grady

T: S Curling

Remote seventh in a Nvan bumper on only start last season; no threat in two maiden hurdles at Clonmel; jumping was ragged last time, tongue-tie now.

50/1

Form: 05-

Last run: 223 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a four-runner maiden point in Britain 12 months ago; tailed off on hurdling debut at Leopardstown's Christmas meeting; not a bad run when fifth at Ballinrobe in April; open to improvment.

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15th

13

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Port Nelson

11st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: A J Martin

Point winner; showed some ability in a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle last winter but shown little either side of that run; return to further might suit on handicap debut if ready after 119 days off.

18/1

10th

13

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:40 Thurles

Port Nelson

11st 4lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: A J Martin

Won a four-runner maiden point in Britain 12 months ago; tailed off on hurdling debut at Leopardstown's Christmas meeting; not a bad run when fifth at Ballinrobe in April; open to improvment.

8/1

5

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Kilbeggan

Port Nelson

11st 4lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Maiden point' winner in UK last November was tailed-off on hurdling debut at Christmas time but ran much more encouragingly at Ballinrobe a week ago; should have improved from that and looks a contender here.

4/1

66/1

Form: 000

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has shown nothing in three maiden hurdle outings since July; safe to rule out.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

14

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:40 Thurles

Youmli

11st 4lb

J: Miss P Elvin

T: P J Rothwell

Has shown nothing in three maiden hurdle outings since July; safe to rule out.

66/1

15th

15

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Cork

Youmli

11st 7lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

Never involved in two maiden hurdles and best wait for handicaps.

200/1

15th

15

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Youmli

11st 7lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear

100/1

Form:

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Half-sister to useful seven-time hurdles winner Wakool and to several Flat winners; big price when tailed off over C&D on debut three weeks ago.

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12th

15

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:40 Thurles

Symbas Spirit

10st 11lb

J: Mr J C Canavan

T: S Curling

Half-sister to useful seven-time hurdles winner Wakool and to several Flat winners; big price when tailed off over C&D on debut three weeks ago.

66/1

12th

15

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 13y

14:05 Thurles

Symbas Spirit

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Half-sister to useful seven-time hurdle winner Wakool and to several Flat winners; Flat pedigree, dam a Listed-placed winner by Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Vindication; hooded for debut.

20/1

50/1

Form: 5/

Last run: 1482 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful on AW in Britain at two and three, only glimpses of former ability in recent years; three poor Flat runs since Navan fifth of 18 in March; four years since his only hurdles run which was in a good juvenile event at Down Royal.

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0

1

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:40 Thurles

Anycity

11st 12lb

J: Mr I Ryan

T: J Larkin

Useful on AW in Britain at two and three, only glimpses of former ability in recent years; three poor Flat runs since Navan fifth of 18 in March; four years since his only hurdles run which was in a good juvenile event at Down Royal.

50/1

19th

14

(14)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:55 Navan

Anycity

8st 12lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: J Larkin

Useful on AW in Britain at two and three, only glimpses of former ability in recent years; two poor runs since C&D fifth in March.

33/1

11th

15

(10)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 0y

15:25 Listowel

Anycity

8st 7lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: J Larkin

Shown nothing since 2021 and needs further than this these days; 7lb wrong.

100/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Diamboy Des Carres

The Irish Sun:

Westport Cove

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Summer Melody

POSTDATA:

Diamboy Des Carres