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12:20 Fairyhouse

Soft To Heavy

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  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 7f 110y
  • 7 runners
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Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

8/15 (Won)

  • Win: £1.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 210-F C BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a point before changing hands for 350,000GBP; won a bumper over 2m ast this track last year before being well beaten in the Cheltenham Champion Bumper; was going well in the lead when falling 3 out in a Down Royal maiden hurdle two weeks ago; should make amends today if none the worse.

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

3rd

3

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 192y

16:15 Punchestown

Better Days Ahead

11st 10lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, headway and disputed lead before 2 out, no extra run-in

9/2

1st

6

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Better Days Ahead

11st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Has raced mainly on soft/heavy; disappointing when only 10-1 in the 2023 Champion Bumper; won easily at Fairyhouse (2m7f) on second hurdles start and has posted good efforts, including in Grade 2 behind subsequent Supreme winner Slade Steel, at Navan (2m4f/2m) since; possibilities provided he remains in form back at Cheltenham.

9/1

2nd

1

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 0f 0y

12:45 Navan

Better Days Ahead

11st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

led, ridden and faced challenge after 2 out, headed before last, no extra when mistake last, no match for winner

11/10

25/1

  • Place: £14.00

Form:

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Wide margin winner of a heavy-ground point at Ballyragget in March but was beaten 46l on hurdling debut at Cork last month; best watched for now.

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

7th

8

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:22 Cork

Metalor

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

Distant second at Fairyhouse was an improved effort on his penultimate start but was tailed off on very testing ground last week and best watched.

20/1

6th

2

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Metalor

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

Point winner on heavy; probably didn't achieve a great deal when well-beaten second to long odds-on favourite at Fairyhouse (2m7f) although third ran fairly well off 104 in Leopardstown handicap.

7/1

2nd

6

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 110y

12:20 Fairyhouse

Metalor

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

took keen hold, prominent, headway on inner and went second before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, soon no chance with winner but kept on

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 00

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in a point and on hurdling debut at Galway but was below that level at Naas since and seems best watched for now.

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

4

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

15:05 Plumpton

Ca Plane Pour Moi

11st 10lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear, outpaced 5th, detached and struggling 8th, pulled up before 9th

20/1

8

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:10 Taunton

Ca Plane Pour Moi

11st 7lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Low-mileage 6yo who was seventh of 23 on handicap debut at Leopardstown on Boxing Day (2m, yielding); there was sufficient promise in that run to warrant a second look here on stable debut; hood is new.

10/1

Form: 2632F2

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

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.

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

1st

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:05 Downpatrick

Kalanisi Flash

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

prominent, went second after 2nd, pressed leader 5th, challenging approaching last, ridden to lead final 110yds, kept on well, just held on

9/2

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

Form: 922

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a point last year and on second bumper start (at this track); was since beaten 6.5l by a stablemate of Better Days Ahead in a Sligo maiden hurdle over 3m; has plenty to find with that rival but can run well.

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

5th

7

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 159y

17:10 Thurles

Insouciant Dallier

10st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Liz Doyle

Runner-up in a bumper at Fairyhouse last October and filled the same spot in a Sligo maiden hurdle later that month; soundly beaten on his last two maiden hurdle attempts.

12/1

7th

7

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

14:55 Punchestown

Insouciant Dallier

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Liz Doyle

Runner-up in a Fairyhouse bumper and a Sligo maiden hurdle; cut out completely when stepped up to this trip at Fairyhouse in November when last seen; tongue-tie tried here and not without a chance if that does the trick.

10/1

25/1

Form: 0-6

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in a Naas bumper on debut in February but showed some improvement on return at Down Royal; much more needed on hurdling debut.

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

12

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

16:25 Naas

Ganderstown

11st 6lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Thomas P O’Connor

Lasted just five races for Noel Meade; for new yard he has been pulled up in a claiming hurdle and tailed off in a maiden.

33/1

6th

2

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 132y

15:53 Thurles

Ganderstown

11st 4lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Thomas P O’Connor

Poor form in bumpers and maiden hurdles for Noel Meade, pulled up on yard debut over fences at Limerick last month.

100/1

0

7

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

12:50 Limerick

Ganderstown

10st 10lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Thomas P O’Connor

Poor form in bumpers and maiden hurdles for Noel Meade; not disgraced on the Flat last time, so may be capable of improvement on his first run for this stable.

25/1

20/1

Form: /P-185

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Was a 150/1 winner of a Downpatrick bumper in July but tailed-off at Galway next time and well beaten at Down Royal since; pulled-up only hurdle start for former yard; questions with a hood added.

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

9th

2

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 50y

11:40 Down Royal

Feast

11st 12lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

Massive price bumper winner has failed to show much in two starts over hurdles and will need to find significant improvement to make it third time lucky.

50/1

7th

2

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 110y

12:20 Fairyhouse

Feast

11st 12lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

Was a 150/1 winner of a Downpatrick bumper in July but tailed-off at Galway next time and well beaten at Down Royal since; pulled-up only hurdle start for former yard; questions with a hood added.

20/1

5th

3

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

15:47 Down Royal

Feast

12st 0lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: J J Lambe

Left Fergal O'Brien in May 202 for only £6,000 after four defeats; after more than a year off, came from well off the pace to spring a 150-1 surprise in 2m3f bumper on good ground at Downpatrick in July; tailed off when raised in class at the Galway festival.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €224.00
Straight Forecast €319.80
Trifecta €2800.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Better Days Ahead

TOPSPEED:

Kalanisi Flash

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Better Days Ahead

POSTDATA:

Better Days Ahead

The Irish Sun:

Better Days Ahead