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15:35 Thurles

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Horse & Jockey Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 0f 101y
  • 17 runners
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Horse & Jockey Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain and snow

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.20
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 770-36

Last run: 109 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Improvement when blinkered first time, finishing third at Sligo in July (good), following month hung left when bit disappointing at Downpatrick; since changed yards and trainer going well of late so don't rule out.

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2nd

22

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Woodstream Lad

10st 1lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear, headway when not fluent 2 out, went second towards near side approaching last, slightly hampered after last, kept on

12/1

1st

15

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Woodstream Lad

11st 4lb

J: Miss P Elvin

T: P J Rothwell

Improvement when blinkered first time, finishing third at Sligo in July (good), following month hung left when bit disappointing at Downpatrick; since changed yards and trainer going well of late so don't rule out.

12/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 075321 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 12st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Comes here in great nick, just coming out the wrong side of a photo over C&D before landing similar contest a week ago under hold-up tactics under today's rider; carries mandatory 7lb penalty here (upped 6lb in future) and has his chance again in a weak contest.

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2nd

1

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Herculaneum

12st 6lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Comes here in great nick, just coming out the wrong side of a photo over C&D before landing similar contest a week ago under hold-up tactics under today's rider; carries mandatory 7lb penalty here (upped 6lb in future) and has his chance again in a weak contest.

7/2

1st

12

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

Herculaneum

11st 6lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Got his head back in front on the Flat earlier in the year and he was only beaten a neck over C&D earlier this month; up 3lb but more consistent than most of these and should be in the mix.

5/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 628528 BF

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Maiden was just denied at Bellewstown in August on good ground but was below that level at Navan (favourite) and has missed several engagements since due to testing conditions; better ground here to suit and likely leading contender.

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6th

16

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:42 Naas

Be My Hero

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

A bit unlucky not to have won a race before now, including when touched off in a Bellewstown handicap hurdle in August; solid efforts last twice at Thurles and Down Royal and should be thereabouts on that form.

11/2

5th

19

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

Be My Hero

11st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £7.10

Form: 7-08P

Last run: 94 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Pulled up on handicap debut at Ballinrobe in August over 2m6f; back in trip here with cheekpieces tried and may improve.

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7th

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:23 Cork

Junot

11st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Winters

Eight-race maiden hurdler went closest when just touched off in 2m4f Fairyhouse handicap in January on heavy; despite making mistakes, ran quite creditably when third on his chasing debut at Clonmel; worth considering.

4/1

Form: 2FP-00

Last run: 110 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Runner-up over 24f at Killarney last year but nothing since in a restricted campaign; first start for new yard after three months' break and best watched over inadequate trip.

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0

22

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Miala Araya

10st 6lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Mrs Jayne Hearne

Runner-up over 2m4f at Killarney last year but nothing since in a restricted campaign although wasn't discredited over inadequate 2m at Thurles on recent debut for current yard; others still preferred.

25/1

5th

17

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Miala Araya

10st 13lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Mrs Jayne Hearne

Runner-up over 24f at Killarney last year but nothing since in a restricted campaign; first start for new yard after three months' break and best watched over inadequate trip.

25/1

10th

14

12th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:55 Kilbeggan

Miala Araya

10st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: M A Cahill

Runner-up at Killarney a year ago but shown nothing in three runs since; tailed off in May and drop to this trip may not help.

33/1

Form: P-P854 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner at this trip in 2021, including off 99; regressive this year but not too bad a C&D effort last time; hard to see her playing a major role but place claims.

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6th

10

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Romella

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Three-time winner at this trip in 2021, including off 99; regressive this year but not too bad a C&D effort last time; hard to see her playing a major role but place claims.

10/1

4th

7

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 202y

15:25 Thurles

Romella

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Three-time winner at this trip albeit each time on good ground; recent Punchestown run her best for some time and down to a nice mark but ground concerns given forecast rain.

10/1

Form: 49-527 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Veteran's four wins include over C&D in February under today's rider and good second at Ballinrobe over the summer; well below best at Tramore last time however but can't be ruled out.

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9th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Port Rashid

11st 7lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: Timothy Townend

Dual course winner including beginners chase over this trip; ground against him of late so respected if the ground dries out.

8/1

13th

8

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Port Rashid

11st 1lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: Timothy Townend

Dual course winner who shaped okay over fences here last week; veteran now but may have another one in him from this sort of mark and booking of Townend is a plus.

4/1

4th

5

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 70y

14:03 Thurles

Port Rashid

11st 2lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: Timothy Townend

Has won twice over hurdles here but not so good last time; needs to bounce back reverting to chasing.

11/1

Form: 909

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in three maidens on softer ground and market likely best guide here on handicap debut.

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11th

14

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Naas

Restless Son

11st 10lb

J: Mr R James

T: Norman Lee

Not much to show for three maiden runs or handicap bow at Thurles last time; needs loads of improvement.

33/1

8th

12

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Restless Son

11st 5lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Norman Lee

Soundly beaten in three maidens on softer ground and market likely best guide here on handicap debut.

14/1

9th

6

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 125y

14:00 Clonmel

Restless Son

11st 12lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Norman Lee

Soundly beaten in two maiden hurdles and makes no appeal in this company.

200/1

Form: 0-080

Last run: 178 days

W: 11st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Never counted in three qualifying maidens over the summer and of limited appeal on handicap debut; needs to jump better too.

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7th

8

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

15:15 Punchestown

County Graduate

11st 7lb

J: Tom Harney

T: W J Austin

40-1 when finishing in mid-field at Thurles in her first handicap; considerable improvement needed.

25/1

9th

5

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

County Graduate

11st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W J Austin

Never counted in three qualifying maidens over the summer and of limited appeal on handicap debut; needs to jump better too.

16/1

10th

17

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Listowel

County Graduate

11st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: W J Austin

Finished last in a bumper at Kilbeggan; made a couple of mistakes on hurdling debut at Cork; similar story at Tipperary on second attempt.

50/1

Form: 08963- C

Last run: 223 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Won 2m7f handicap here last year off 87; not at best last season although ended campaign with more encouraging third at Kilbeggan (3m); marked drop in trip here on seasonal return will hardly play to her strengths.

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10th

11

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Cafe Del Mar

11st 5lb

J: Dylan Robinson

T: David J Phelan

Won 2m7f handicap here last year off 87; not at best last season although ended campaign with more encouraging third at Kilbeggan (3m); marked drop in trip here on seasonal return will hardly play to her strengths.

14/1

3rd

5

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Kilbeggan

Cafe Del Mar

11st 5lb

J: Dylan Robinson

T: David J Phelan

Won 2m7f handicap hurdle on good ground at Thurles towards the end of last season; not as good in five runs for this yard but return to quicker ground here could seen a return to form.

10/1

6th

6

16th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

15:25 Tramore

Cafe Del Mar

11st 8lb

J: Dylan Robinson

T: David J Phelan

Won 2m7f handicap hurdle on good ground at Thurles towards the end of last season; not as good in four runs for this yard and might need a bit further than this trip these days.

20/1

Form: 0080-0

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Mild maiden promise, never sighted after summer off on recent handicap debut at Navan; may improve for that and drop in trip may suit.

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3rd

8

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

17:08 Navan

Mighty Oak Lad

10st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

Came in for significant market support when winning on New Year's Day on his penultimate outing; pulled up in follow up bid and unlikely to appreciate this drop in trip on chase debut.

10/1

0

10

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Mighty Oak Lad

11st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Karl Thornton

Finished tailed off on first six starts but well backed 7-2 shot when bolting up over C&D earlier this month; up 16lb but he won by 11l with plenty in hand (eased down in closing stages) and may be capable of defying that rise.

11/4

Form: 000

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Modest placed form in point-to-points but nothing in maiden hurdles; respected source but may need more time.

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9th

15

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

16:10 Thurles

On The Banks

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Poor run of form in handicaps, impossible to be confident in despite declining mark.

25/1

15

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

On The Banks

11st 3lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Robert Tyner

in touch with leaders early, prominent behind clear leader 6th, weakened before 8th, dropped to last and detached when not fluent 4 out, soon pulled up

14/1

0

5

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 116y

15:20 Clonmel

On The Banks

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

prominent, lost position when hit 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1400-P D

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Last won over hurdles over three years ago but has since won on Flat and over fences; two runs since returning from long absence last month have been poor so lots more needed.

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13th

2

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Hazran

12st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Last won over hurdles over three years ago but has since won on Flat and over fences; two runs since returning from long absence last month have been poor so lots more needed.

14/1

0

15

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Cork

Hazran

11st 3lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

A 2m winner over hurdles and fences and 2m1f Flat winner; has had training issues, career punctuated by two lengthy absences; back from 14 months off with a Flat run at the Curragh last month; should be better for the run at least.

20/1

10/1

Form: 00-2P9 BF

Last run: 144 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Ran a cracker on return making debut for this yard when second over 2m3f at Limerick in May but well held twice afterwards, stopping quickly each time; back from a break with questions to answer.

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14th

14

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Macs Lady

11st 4lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Shane Ryder

Ran a cracker on return making debut for this yard when second over 2m3f at Limerick in May but well held twice afterwards, stopping quickly each time; back from a break with questions to answer.

10/1

9th

9

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 194y

16:20 Sligo

Macs Lady

11st 5lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Shane Ryder

raced in second, lost second but prominent after 3rd, ridden and weakened quickly after 2 out

9/1

11

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 46y

18:18 Roscommon

Macs Lady

11st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Shane Ryder

Revelation on first run since leaving Ross O'Sullivan when front-running second of 17 at Limerick last month; winner followed up over fences on Friday; up 3lb and returning crack rider aboard.

7/1

16/1

Form: 008

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Huge prices and shown nothing in maidens, too keen at Limerick last time; hard to fancy on handicap debut.

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12th

11

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:42 Limerick

Askwell

10st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Maiden form not much to write home about; needs to come out swinging; not high on the pecking order.

50/1

15th

6

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Askwell

11st 7lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Huge prices and shown nothing in maidens, too keen at Limerick last time; hard to fancy on handicap debut.

16/1

8th

1

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Askwell

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

100/1

Form: 00-86

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Never counted on recent handicap debut at Limerick; others look better handicapped.

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11th

12

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Limerick

Out Of The Park

11st 5lb

J: Mr J Aherne

T: A M O’Grady

Not a bad run over 2m at this venue on handicap hurdle debut in November but was poor at Thurles nine days later; made the frame in three points before a poor hurdles run at Cork 10 days ago.

10/1

14th

14

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Out Of The Park

10st 7lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: A M O’Grady

never better than midfield, lost position and towards rear 3 out

14/1

Form: P-8877

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Poor Flat maiden 0-7 on the Flat although wasn't beaten too far at Dundalk last Friday; 0-12 hurdling and remains opposable off this basement mark.

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0

16

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Katzoff

10st 13lb

J: Tom Harney

T: J Morrison

Poor Flat maiden 0-7 on the Flat although wasn't beaten too far at Dundalk last Friday; 0-12 hurdling and remains opposable off this basement mark.

25/1

8th

9

(7)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Katzoff

8st 12lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: J Morrison

midfield

20/1

7th

11

12th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 110y

16:20 Tramore

Katzoff

10st 7lb

J: Tom Harney

T: J Morrison

Maiden under all codes has been well beaten off this mark over hurdles and doesn't make much appeal on chasing debut.

25/1

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Non-runners

Always Enchanting, Leylani, Prince Quattro

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Payout
Exacta €355.00
Straight Forecast €225.40
Tricast €955.10
Trifecta €1797.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Herculaneum

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Woodstream Lad

POSTDATA:

Herculaneum

The Irish Sun:

Herculaneum