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John Lynch Carpets 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6526.55
  • 2m 0f 160y
  • 12 runners
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John Lynch Carpets 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Order Of St George gelding; dam unraced half-sister to winners Akilak (1m Flat/useful 2m-2m4f jumps) and Akshar (smart 1m-10.5f Flat/2m hurdle); probably a tough ask for a newcomer but his trainer has done well with their younger horses for these owners in recent seasons so can't be ruled out.

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6

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Mighty Bandit

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Second favourite for Punchestown maiden (2m, soft) in November and put nearly 10l between himself and Lark In The Mornin on run-in; the second won the 4yo handicap here on Tuesday, but this one flopped when favourite for Grade 2 at Christmas (had nasal discharge after, then had wind surgery in January); left Gordon Elliott for 420,000euros from Caldwell dispersal sale in early February and could be a player if tapping back into his debut promise.

20/1

9th

7

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Mighty Bandit

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent

5/4

1st

4

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

11:40 Punchestown

Mighty Bandit

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Order Of St George gelding; dam unraced half-sister to winners Akilak (1m Flat/useful 2m-2m4f jumps) and Akshar (smart 1m-10.5f Flat/2m hurdle); probably a tough ask for a newcomer but his trainer has done well with their younger horses for these owners in recent seasons so can't be ruled out.

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful Flat form in two runs so far, winning his only 2yo start in a Limerick maiden before a 5l fourth at Cork when last seen over 1m2f; gelded since and sire has a good strike-rate with his jumpers.

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1st

15

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Lark In The Mornin

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Just two Flat runs, winning the first over 1m; perhaps unsuited by the heavy ground at Leopardstown over Christmas and eyecatching efforts on either side of that, latterly emerging from well off the pace to make the frame at Punchestown (soft); strong suspicion there's a lot more in his locker and that this mark may underestimate him; has long been touted as a likely type for this.

6/1

OUR TIP

5/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Only beaten half a length on testing ground over 1m4f on the Flat; has three RPRs in the 80s on the Flat so could be a player if he takes to hurdles but not really bred for it.

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4th

19

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Harsh

10st 13lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Behind stablemate Lark In The Mornin on hurdle debut, before taking a winnable maiden at Cork (soft to heavy); ended up a remote fourth next time in a Grade 2 at Chepstow (soft) and jumping doesn't come easy to him; there's no obvious significance in the return of cheekpieces (worn once on the Flat when third).

28/1

4th

5

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 1

14:10 Chepstow

Harsh

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent, no chance with winner after 3 out, weakened approaching last, lost third run-in

4/1

1st

5

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

12:15 Cork

Harsh

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Fair maiden on Flat, placed over 1m1f at two and 1m4f at three; handles soft ground; betrayed inexperience when third on hurdling debut at Punchestown; should improve but trainer possibly has a stronger candidate in Jeaniemacaroney.

3/1

Form: 5 BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Winner on testing ground in France but beaten odds on favourite here last week when not jumping fluently.

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7th

14

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Pacini

10st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Flat winner in France; off the mark hurdling in 2m maiden here (heavy) and best effort last month in first-time cheekpieces when 11l second in Grade 3 4yo novice last month, having made most; upped in trip and blinkers now tried for handicap debut and useful 12lb age allowance here.

8/1

23

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Pacini

10st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Reserve; looked on the up when winning a heavy-ground maiden at Fairyhouse in December but beaten fair and square in his two subsequent runs at Naas, initially behind Eagle Fang and then in a ropey Grade 3 (first-time cheekpieces); would be a surprise winner.

25/1

5th
10
Burvea

40/1

Form: U5

Last run: 69 days

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Minor promise on the Flat; hasn't really shown anything in two hurdle starts and best watched.

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3rd

5

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Punchestown

Burvea

10st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: D Broad

Limited flat maiden, fair effort at Dundalk recently; best of three previous attempts hurdling when decent fifth over C&D (Biggerthanbigtime behind); not one to rule out on that effort on handicap debut.

11/2

8th

3

(11)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

14:15 Dundalk (AW)

Burvea

9st 11lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: D Broad

slowly away

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Won a Flat maiden at Ballinrobe in June and wasn't beaten far when fifth in a Gowran handicap when last seen; seemingly down the order on jockey bookings for hurdle debut.

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8th

19

(2)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Green Sky

8st 7lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Decent form in juvenile hurdles this winter so she'll be fit and good claimer rides; very unexposed on the level, winning 1m1f maiden at Ballinrobe last summer before being unable to make much impact in ordinary Gowran handicap; this looks tough from 6lb out of the handicap.

14/1

3rd

6

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

12:20 Doncaster

Green Sky

11st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Lightly raced on the Flat and showed useful form in winning a 1m1f maiden on good ground; settled better on her second hurdle run and duly improved to make the frame behind a stablemate of Wodhooh in a Fairyhouse maiden (heavy); these conditions might well see her in a better light and Joseph O'Brien won the penultimate renewal of this race.

6/1

3rd

8

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:05 Fairyhouse

Green Sky

10st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, bit short of room on inner before 2 out, went third last, kept on

11/4

Form: 543

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

10-race maiden who showed more on his third hurdle start at Galway last month when third of 10 (beaten roughly 6l); surprise if he's good enough for this but has place claims.

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5th

3

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Punchestown

Biggerthanbigtime

11st 8lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

Fair flat maiden and pick of four attempts hurdling when front-running third at Galway on soft, too keen under similar tactics over C&D latest (Burvea ahead); more needed on handicap debut.

8/1

7th

1

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

11:40 Punchestown

Biggerthanbigtime

11st 0lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

10-race maiden who showed more on his third hurdle start at Galway last month when third of 10 (beaten roughly 6l); surprise if he's good enough for this but has place claims.

8/1

3rd

1

28th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 90y

13:57 Galway

Biggerthanbigtime

11st 0lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

Regressive on the Flat but didn't shape badly at Gowran on hurdling debut; below that form at Punchestown since when didn't jump fluently at times; handicaps probably beckon after today.

25/1

Form: 3

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Modest Flat form but showed more promise when a distant third at Wexford a fortnight ago wearing a first-time tongue-tie (retained); his jumping got better as that race progressed and he might be able to build on that; sire gets plenty of winners over jumps.

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3rd

3

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Limerick

San Guido

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced in second, pressed leader home turn, no impression when not fluent last, lost second towards finish

7/2

1st

4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:03 Fairyhouse

San Guido

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, soon raced in third, good headway disputing lead 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, soon clear, pushed out run-in

12/1

8th

12

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 112y

13:35 Naas

San Guido

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced in second, jumped right 1st, wandered on approach before 2nd, lost position after 2nd

14/1

Form: 6

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Didn't jump well when tailed off in a maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse earlier this month; needs to leave that behind.

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1st

9

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Tranquil Sea

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

didn't jump with fluency, disputed lead early, raced in second after 2nd, disputed lead before 5th, ridden and led narrowly after last, pushed out

15/8

2nd

16

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Gowran Park

Tranquil Sea

11st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Paul Nolan

raced in second, pushed along before 2 out, no chance with winner approaching last, kept on

3/1

Form: 6

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off when 80-1 for her hurdle debut a fortnight ago.

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0

7

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

11:50 Ayr

Tiny Angel

10st 7lb

J: Mr M E McCrory

T: Noel C Kelly

Has travelled from Northern Ireland and a market check is advised, but she's been tailed off at big odds on her first two starts.

20/1

10th

12

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

11:40 Punchestown

Tiny Angel

10st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

Tailed off when 80-1 for her hurdle debut a fortnight ago.

50/1

6th

8

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

12:35 Down Royal

Tiny Angel

10st 3lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

always behind, didn't always jump with fluency, mistake 1st

33/1

Form: 90

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Shown nothing at huge prices in two maiden hurdle starts so far.

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0

13

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 116y

15:20 Clonmel

Better Choice

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

in touch with leaders, mistake and dropped to rear 5th, struggling 6th, lost touch 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

33/1

11th

9

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

11:40 Punchestown

Better Choice

10st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Shown nothing at huge prices in two maiden hurdle starts so far.

200/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Poor Flat form including when tailed off at Dundalk last week and not bred for this.

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0

7

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

11:40 Punchestown

Tds Approach

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Cian Collins

Poor Flat form including when tailed off at Dundalk last week and not bred for this.

100/1

13th

12

(10)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Tds Approach

9st 2lb

J: Calum Hogan

T: Cian Collins

ducked right start, in touch with leaders

20/1

9th

2

(2)

12th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Tds Approach

10st 0lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ciaran Murphy

led, ridden over 2f out, headed under 2f out, weakened final furlong

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €145.00
Straight Forecast €123.70
Trifecta €541.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Mighty Bandit

POSTDATA:

San Guido

SPOTLIGHT:

Lark In The Mornin