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Cork Welcomes Racing TV Members Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Cork Welcomes Racing TV Members Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.70
  • Place: £3.50

Form: F4-615

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Better chaser, recording career-best when winning 2m3f Kilbeggan handicap in September; never landed a blow back in trip here following month but greatly respected back hurdling here off 21lb lower mark.

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3rd

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:12 Naas

Union Park

11st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Five-time winner, recorded career-best when winning a 2m3f Kilbeggan handicap chase last September; won off his lower hurdles mark at Cork six weeks ago; trip may be a bit sharp, could go well again for stable having a fine season.

8/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 35-000 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Much better chaser including winning here this time last year; recent hurdle efforts underwhelming but not one to readily rule out.

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12

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Big Debates

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Went close in a 2m4f Cork handicap hurdle in November; weakening when falling in a Listed handicap chase at Limerick at Christmas; worth considering following last month's fifth placing at Naas.

14/1

5th

5

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Big Debates

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

towards rear

8/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 1-6211 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Several near misses over hurdles including over C&D before chase win and successful again on latest two starts in Gowran handicap chase and when seeing out 3m well over hurdles at Limerick last month under today's rider, clear with runner-up; 8lb rise appears fair enough so remains very much of interest.

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4th

11

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Positive Thinker

10st 6lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J McDonagh

Very consistent this season, mixing hurdling and chasing including winning 2m4f handicap chase at Gowran and just touched off over an extended 3m at this venue; an excellent effort to take second behind Irish Grand National candidate Hartur D'Arc, when running from 6lb out of handicap, at Naas last time; 11lb lower than over fences and has Cian Quirke's 5lb claim as well.

4/1

2nd

13

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

Positive Thinker

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J McDonagh

Very consistent at a lower level this season mixing hurdling and chasing including winning 2m4f handicap chase at Gowran and just touched off at Fairyhouse; upped in class now and tough task from 6lb out of handicap.

12/1

3rd

2

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Navan

Positive Thinker

11st 8lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Michael J McDonagh

midfield, headway and prominent behind clear leader 4th, lost ground 3 out, ran on and went third approaching last, no match for first two

100/30

Form: 211065 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Seven-time winner (four at Galway) over hurdles/fences who was not discredited back hurdling here recently over an inadequate 2m; trip to suit now so don't rule out.

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10th

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:27 Naas

Pakens Rock

11st 3lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Barry T Murphy

Fine servant won his ninth race when scoring over hurdles at Thurles and was runner-up there since; is up another 2lb but has a shout.

9/1

2nd

4

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

15:20 Thurles

Pakens Rock

11st 4lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Barry T Murphy

Eight-time winner under both codes and returned to his best form when landing a C&D handicap hurdle last month; up 6lb for that and definitely on the short-list here.

7/1

1st

10

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

Pakens Rock

11st 0lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Barry T Murphy

Seven-time winner (four at Galway) over hurdles/fences who was not discredited back hurdling at Cork the last twice, more needed.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: -47923 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Dual winner at Fairyhouse over this trip on heavy; best race for some time when responding positively to first-time cheekpieces in finishing runner-up in 3m Clonmel handicap last month but never dangerous remote third in similar contest since; probably has a bit to do here under top-weight.

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5th

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Cork

Whatsavailable

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

midfield

12/1

3rd

7

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Whatsavailable

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

Dual winner ran his best race for some time when responding positively to first-time cheekpieces to be 2nd to Castle Field Boy over C&D last time; is 6lb better off with the winner today, so should give him more of a race.

13/2

2nd

2

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 37y

15:10 Clonmel

Whatsavailable

11st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

raced wide, held up in rear, headway and prominent 9th, disputed lead 4 out, led narrowly before 2 out, joined and went clear with winner 2 out, headed last, no match for winner

100/30

Form: -45298

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Grade 3 juvenile hurdle winner for Joseph O'Brien in 2019; not the force he was and only glimpses of form, notably Kilbeggan second in September; blinkers had no benefit last time and now discarded.

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4th

6

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:00 Clonmel

Cerberus

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Augustine Leahy

Smart performer in his pomp but very inconsistent over the last 12 months and no signs of a revival at Cork last month; each-way claims if he does bounce back.

3/1

5th

9

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Cerberus

10st 8lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Augustine Leahy

Runner-up in September; struggled since; losing run goes back to 2019.

33/1

6th

7

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

15:20 Thurles

Cerberus

10st 10lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Augustine Leahy

Not far behind Little Mixup at Tramore last time but overall handicap form leaves him with something to find.

16/1

Form: P44-08 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Bumper and 2m4f novice hurdle winner for Nigel Twiston-Davies and fair handicap form last season; couple of underwhelming runs for new yard, too keen at Listowel and didn't land a blow over 2m at Limerick; hard to know what to make of him at the moment.

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11th

5

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

Spring Meadow

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

Better than latest placings suggest and stable feared here, but hard to make a strong case for him on recent evidence; could well raise his game now tried in cheekpieces.

12/1

7th

10

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Cork

Spring Meadow

10st 8lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

prominent, led narrowly before 4th, headed but prominent 5th

20/1

8th

2

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Limerick

Spring Meadow

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

Bumper and 2m4f novice hurdle winner for Nigel Twiston-Davies and fair handicap form last season; bought for 26,000GBP in May but too keen and tailed off on Irish debut at Listowel last month; hard to know what to make of him at the moment but yard's runners always respected here.

10/1

Form: 555-90 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdles winner; was chasing for most of last year without winning; off for almost a year until two modest efforts in handicap hurdles last month; down 6lb for those but still others preferred.

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7

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Jacksons Gold

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Ms Alice Curran

Has run in 11 chases so has plenty of experience and not shamed in small-field Grade 3 at Naas last time; stays well so drop back from 2m4f not a plus.

10/1

3rd

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:02 Naas

Jacksons Gold

11st 0lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Ms Alice Curran

pressed winner early, went third after 5th, outpaced after 2 out

25/1

Form: 0231-2

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Off the mark over 2m5f at Limerick last December (heavy) and despite long absence only just failed to follow up over today's C&D early this month, clear of remainder when collared on post by an improving 4yo; 6lb rise looks plenty fair and has to be a leading player here.

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9th

11

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Cork

Tomjackwilliam

10st 8lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

pressed leader, disputed lead 6th

11/2

2nd

16

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Cork

Tomjackwilliam

11st 3lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Built on a couple of promising placed runs when scoring at Limerick last December, despite an untidy jump at the last that caused his rider to lose an iron; only 7lb higher now, further progress feasible; stable had a winner on Thursday.

10/1

Form: /4108-

Last run: 306 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Opened account over hurdles in 2m Fairyhouse maiden a year ago (soft) but disappointed in both subsequent starts in novice company; back from 10 months absence for handicap debut with questions to answer.

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0

2

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Cork

Caldwell Diamond

11st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, lost ground and dropped to midfield after 3rd, headway and prominent on inner 5th, disputed lead 6th

10/1

8th

2

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:15 Down Royal

Caldwell Diamond

11st 13lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Showed promise in bumpers; opened account over hurdles at Fairyhouse in November, beating The Big Doyen by 1l; 10th of 13 two weeks later in novice hurdle at Hereford, race maybe coming too soon; strong claims if shrugging off latest effort.

4/1

1

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:02 Cork

Caldwell Diamond

11st 11lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Built on the promise shown last term when landing a maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse on return; too bad to be true when tailed off at Hereford last time out but remains with potential and ought to bounce back; drops back down in trip.

9/4

Form: 33-86P CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Four-time hurdles winner (including C&D) is 0-8 chasing, pulled up after some poor jumping at Clonmel on latest; first run over hurdles since C&D third in January.

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5th

5

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

18:37 Ballinrobe

Rebel Early

11st 6lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: W J Burke

led, headed but prominent after 4 out, not fluent 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon weakened

10/1

9th

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Rebel Early

11st 12lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: W J Burke

Hasn't beaten a rival in five of her last six starts but did finish a head runner-up in her completed start (a C&D handicap hurdle on similar ground); risky proposition but has the ability.

20/1

11

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Rebel Early

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: W J Burke

Four-time hurdles winner; looked completely out of form until Cork second six weeks ago; talented winner Da Capo Glory has advertised the form strongly by finishing third in the Grade 2 Boyne Hurdle at Navan.

10/1

Form: /678-1 D

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Highly-tried juvenile last season, first three runs coming at Grade 1 level before dropped considerably in class to take Wexford maiden in May final start; potentially well treated now reappearing in first handicap.

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0

6

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Cork

Cinsa

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

prominent early, soon steadied and in touch with leaders

5/2

1st

12

20th May 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:40 Wexford

Cinsa

10st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

disputed lead early, raced in second from 2nd, pushed along and led when not fluent 2 out, shaken up and clear last, ridden out and reduced lead towards finish

2/5

8th

5

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Punchestown

Cinsa

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Dropped in at the deep end in two runs for this yard and has come up short; 21l behind Lossiemouth in the Triumph when 200-1.

33/1

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Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Cerberus

The Irish Sun:

Cinsa

SPOTLIGHT:

Tomjackwilliam

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Whatsavailable

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Cerberus