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Killinan Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 0f 101y
  • 15 runners
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Killinan Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain and snow

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.40
  • Place: £1.20

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Almanzor half-brother to 4 winners inc Listed-placed My Valentine (1m2f inc at 2/AW; RPR 105); dam 1m/1m1f Listed winner; just denied on sole Flat start in Saint-Cloud 3yo maiden in May for Nicolas Clement on soft; bought for 210,000euros at Arqana July Sale and major respect from top yard (Grade 1-entered over Christmas).

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

6th

4

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Leopardstown

Daddy Long Legs

11st 12lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Very easy winner of a Thurles maiden hurdle in November; reportedly never travelled when favourite for the 2m Grade 1 here at Christmas; should get a better idea of his level of ability after this but others look more likely.

12/1

0

3

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Daddy Long Legs

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in rear, brief headway on inner after 3 out, weakened from 2 out, pulled up home turn

15/8

1st

4

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:00 Thurles

Daddy Long Legs

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Almanzor half-brother to 4 winners inc Listed-placed My Valentine (1m2f inc at 2/AW; RPR 105); dam 1m/1m1f Listed winner; just denied on sole Flat start in Saint-Cloud 3yo maiden in May for Nicolas Clement on soft; bought for 210,000euros at Arqana July Sale and major respect from top yard (Grade 1-entered over Christmas).

5/4

OUR TIP

7/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for 120,000euros after winning a point-to-point for Mark O'Hare at Fairyhouse in April; odds-on for yard debut in Down Royal bumper earlier this month, forcing steady enough pace until outpaced in straight but finishing a clear second; shapes like a staying type and may need in excess of 2m over hurdles in time.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

11

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Cleatus Poolaw

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

First or second in his two points and all five races under rules; progressing well as a hurdler, following his Naas maiden win (2m3f) with always-prominent second of 14 to Noble Birth in the Pertemps qualifier there (2m7f, soft) 18 days ago; 3m can help with further progress.

7/1

2nd

4

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Cleatus Poolaw

10st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Did well to win a maiden hurdle over 2m2f here last month; looks a horse that will really relish this sort of trip and unlikely to be far away.

4/1

1st

4

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:15 Naas

Cleatus Poolaw

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, soon went second, pressed leader from 2nd, ridden to lead run-in, went clear inside final 110yds

6/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 232-2 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Smart level of form when placed in all three good-class bumpers last season, at Leopardstown and twice at Punchestown; ultimately no match for market rival on hurdles debut at Clonmel early this month but finished clear of remainder after novicey round of jumping; likely all the better for that experience and tongue tie fitted here (comes here rather than Grade 1 Royal Bond at the weekend).

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3rd

7

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:00 Thurles

Irish Panther

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: E J O’Grady

Smart level of form when placed in all three good-class bumpers last season, at Leopardstown and twice at Punchestown; ultimately no match for market rival on hurdles debut at Clonmel early this month but finished clear of remainder after novicey round of jumping; likely all the better for that experience and tongue tie fitted here (comes here rather than Grade 1 Royal Bond at the weekend).

15/8

2nd

9

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 80y

12:30 Clonmel

Irish Panther

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: E J O’Grady

Runner-up in a 2m4f bumper at Leopardstown last December behind Fact To File who subsequently finished runner-up in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham; beaten favourite when dropped to 2m at Punchestown in February; just touched off over 2m2f at the same venue in April; capable of making his presence felt.

13/8

2nd

11

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

19:45 Punchestown

Irish Panther

12st 0lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: E J O’Grady

Runner-up in a bumper at Leopardstown (2m4f, soft) on Rules debut in December behind Fact To File who subsequently finished runner-up in the Champion Bumper; beaten favourite when dropped to 2m here in February but this extra couple of furlongs will suit.

11/2

Form: 2/

Last run: 712 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First foal out of 1m4f winner Clara Bel La who is a sister to talented hurdler Get Me Out Of Here and from family of very smart staying chasers Harbour Pilot & Monty's Pass; ran a blinder to finish second when a 50-1 shot on debut in 21-runner Navan maiden back in December 2021 but hasn't been seen since; market probably best guide after such an absence but clearly runs well fresh.

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4th

3

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:48 Navan

Farmers Lodge

11st 1lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

raced wide

11/2

1st

3

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

12:30 Fairyhouse

Farmers Lodge

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

travelled strongly, pressed leader, led 1st, briefly disputed lead after 5th, briefly headed when not fluent 3 out, went clear 2 out, stayed on, easily

9/4

4th

5

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

13:25 Thurles

Farmers Lodge

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

disputed lead, prominent after 2nd, ridden but lost second after 2 out, not fluent last, lost third run-in

7/2

Form: 4-9748

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Now 0-9 in bumpers, promise of third here over a year ago hasn't really been reproduced, never counting in same event last month; brother Ask David a winning hurdler at up to 2m4f so could take to this discipline.

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

4th

1

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Answering

12st 0lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

The form of his second at Clonmel in January was given a surprise boost when the winner Jimmy Du Seuil chased home stablemate Ballyburn at Cheltenham; again runner at Thurles early last month before readily justifying favouritism at the same venue 11 days later; this opening mark gives him a fighting chance.

7/2

1st

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 202y

15:40 Thurles

Answering

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Timothy Doyle

made all, going best 2 out, ridden and went clear after last, comfortably

3/1

2nd

4

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

15:40 Thurles

Answering

11st 4lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

Has shown ability in bumpers and maiden hurdles, most recently forcing much of pace when second to a clear winner over 2m at Clonmel in January (heavy); more likely needed but one for the shortlist.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Doyen gelding cost 55,000euros as a 3yo; brother to winners Baddesley Knight (bumper and useful 2m hurdle/chase) and Aarons Day (2m-2m4f hurdle/chase), half-brother to 2m hurdle winner Seaweed; dam maiden half-sister to very useful 2m-2m3f hurdler/chase Real Steel; unlikely sort to make an immediate impact but worth a look for future reference.

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Verdict Starting price

15th

13

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Our Boy Rocky

10st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

Progressed on each of three maiden runs, latest when upped to today's trip, making most in modest Thurles affair on soft-to-heavy to win going away; type to keep improving and could play a role here.

14/1

1st

5

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 167y

15:43 Thurles

Our Boy Rocky

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

raced wide, took keen hold, prominent, briefly led 1st, led again after 3rd, faced challenge 2 out, went clear when ridden after last, eased towards finish, comfortably

9/2

Form: 4445-8

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bits and pieces of form in bumpers but lots to find on recent Navan maiden hurdle run.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

3

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Limerick

Grace Faraday

11st 12lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Anthony McCann

Improving gradually; placed over contrasting distances on her last two visits to this track; this intermediate trip may suit her but she could not be guaranteed to reverse the form of her penultimate run with Getaway Master.

7/2

2nd

10

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Grace Faraday

10st 6lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: Anthony McCann

prominent, went second after 3 out, 5 lengths down 2 out, kept on, no match for winner

8/1

3rd

3

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

15:10 Limerick

Grace Faraday

11st 11lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Anthony McCann

midfield, headway on outer and in touch with leaders after 3 out, went second home turn, weakened after 2 out, no extra when tired jump last

10/1

Form:

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Never sighted on last month's hurdles debut at Limerick; easily passed over.

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

1st

2

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 80y

13:48 Cork

Arion Soldier

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eamon Courtney

midfield, smooth headway from 4 out, not fluent 3 out, led going easily after 2 out, clear approaching last, eased towards finish, canter

13/2

3rd

3

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 202y

15:40 Thurles

Arion Soldier

11st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Eamon Courtney

midfield, slightly hampered 2nd, keeping on when hampered by faller after 2 out, ran on well from last, went third towards finish

100/1

8th

2

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:00 Thurles

Arion Soldier

11st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Eamon Courtney

Never sighted on last month's hurdles debut at Limerick; easily passed over.

100/1

Form: 745F-

Last run: 364 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Some promise in three bumpers but on the retreat when a faller two out on hurdles debut in this race last year; absent since and can only be watched.

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13th

2

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

15:10 Limerick

Le Fanu

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

midfield

12/1

6th

16

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

Le Fanu

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Best run for some time when a staying third in a 2m3f maiden hurdle at Limerick last month; handicap debut here and respected back in trip.

16/1

3rd

6

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Le Fanu

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Ran okay in bumpers last year before coming down on hurdling debut; beaten a long way on return from year off at Thurles but that was a hot contest.

16/1

Form: 88

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

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

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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: P

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Behind throughout on recent Gowran debut; stoutly bred and more of a staying prospect in time; tongue tie fitted now.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11th

13

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:00 Thurles

Time For A Pause

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John E & Thomas Kiely

Behind throughout on recent Gowran debut; stoutly bred and more of a staying prospect in time; tongue tie fitted now.

50/1

0

13

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:32 Gowran Park

Time For A Pause

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John E & Thomas Kiely

towards rear, not fluent 4th

33/1

100/1

Form:

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off after never featuring on recent Naas hurdles debut; easily overlooked.

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12th

8

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:00 Thurles

Klassman

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Shane Nolan

Tailed off after never featuring on recent Naas hurdles debut; easily overlooked.

100/1

18th

15

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:15 Naas

Klassman

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Shane Nolan

towards rear of midfield, weakened from 3 out

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Walk In The Park 5yo is second foal of an unraced sister to winners decent hurdler and very smart chaser Flemenstar; likely all the better for this debut run.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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13th

11

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:00 Thurles

Star In The Park

11st 12lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: D E Fitzgerald

Walk In The Park 5yo is second foal of an unraced sister to winners decent hurdler and very smart chaser Flemenstar; likely all the better for this debut run.

50/1

Form:

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Far too keen and tailed off on recent Naas debut; best watched.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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4th

4

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

13:45 Limerick

Whos In Midfield

11st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Shane Ryder

in rear throughout

25/1

14

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Whos In Midfield

11st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Shane Ryder

Triple figure odds both starts so far and shown nothing; now tried with first-time tongue-tie.

200/1

14th

14

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:00 Thurles

Whos In Midfield

11st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Shane Ryder

Far too keen and tailed off on recent Naas debut; best watched.

100/1

Form: P-

Last run: 440 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Pulled up when 33s for a Downpatrick bumper in September 2022; can only be watched on return.

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0

5

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:00 Thurles

De Bangers Brother

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: R K Watson

Pulled up when 33s for a Downpatrick bumper in September 2022; can only be watched on return.

100/1

1

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 50y

18:00 Punchestown

De Bangers Brother

12st 0lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: R K Watson

Pulled up when 33s for a Downpatrick bumper; off 267 days.

50/1

1

16th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 165y

17:15 Downpatrick

De Bangers Brother

11st 12lb

J: Mr T P Harney

T: R K Watson

held up in behind leaders, lost position after halfway, ridden and lost touch from 6f out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up under 2f out

28/1

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Payout
Exacta €74.00
Straight Forecast €68.80
Trifecta €108.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Daddy Long Legs

POSTDATA:

Irish Panther

The Irish Sun:

Daddy Long Legs