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13:25 Fairyhouse

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Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £44380.53
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.80
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 15-1 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second to a useful yardstick in a point last November; beat a pair of subsequent hurdle winners in a bumper at Navan in February; highly tried on his hurdling debut in a Grade 2 contest over an extended 2m4f here in April; jumping was untidy then and again when exploiting a big drop in class in a maiden at Clonmel last month.

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

9th

5

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Leopardstown

Farren Glory

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Improved from his maiden hurdle success to beat stable companion King Of Kingsfield in the Grade 1 Royal Bond at Fairyhouse; was in pole position to win the Grade 1 Tolworth at Aintree over Christmas when falling two out; a leading player here if that fall has not left a mark.

3/1

0

2

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 1

13:05 Aintree

Farren Glory

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent

11/4

1st

4

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Farren Glory

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Second to a useful yardstick in a point last November; beat a pair of subsequent hurdle winners in a bumper at Navan in February; highly tried on his hurdling debut in a Grade 2 contest over an extended 2m4f here in April; jumping was untidy then and again when exploiting a big drop in class in a maiden at Clonmel last month.

9/2

12/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 153-22 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden point by a distance when trained by Pat Turley; highly tried after winning a Down Royal bumper, notably when third in the Grade 1 Punchestown event won by Cheltenham hero A Dream To Share; twice beaten at odds-on in maiden hurdles, at this venue in October and when no match for Slade Steel at Naas; plenty to prove as a result.

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

3rd

9

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Leopardstown

King Of Kingsfield

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in rear, not fluent 1st, headway after 2 out (usual 3 out), went third after last (usual 2 out), soon outpaced and lost third, went third again and kept on inside final 110yds, no match for first two

10/1

1st

13

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

King Of Kingsfield

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Third to A Dream To Share in Grade 1 bumper at Punchestown; led when beaten at odds-on in first two maiden hurdles, behind subsequent Grade 2 winner on latter occasion; held up last time and looked like he might win Grade 1 Royal Bond at Fairyhouse early in the straight before being run down by a stablemate; should be hard to beat back in a maiden.

15/8

2nd

7

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

King Of Kingsfield

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a maiden point by a distance when trained by Pat Turley; highly tried after winning a Down Royal bumper, notably when third in the Grade 1 Punchestown event won by Cheltenham hero A Dream To Share; twice beaten at odds-on in maiden hurdles, at this venue in October and when no match for Slade Steel at Naas; plenty to prove as a result.

12/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Looked well above average when a 20l winner of a Ballyvodock maiden for Denis Murphy in January 2022; had a setback that prevented him from running last season; looked in good shape when making a winning hurdling debut over C&D last month; runner-up has franked the form at a modest level.

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

16th

6

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

An Tobar

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Good novice, winning a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle and a close third in the Grade 1 Royal Bond at Fairyhouse; probably failed to stay in the Grade 1 at Naas last month; interesting in his first handicap.

13/2

5th

1

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 2y

13:42 Naas

An Tobar

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Wide-margin winner of a Ballyvodock maiden for Denis Murphy in January 2022; setback prevented him from running last season; looked in good shape when making a winning hurdling debut at Fairyhouse in November; failed to quicken when third behind two Gordon Elliott-trained runners in the Royal Bond, but that form stands up to scrutiny; trip should suit.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 11-732 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Had to work hard to win a 21-runner Naas maiden in February; had a lot more in hand when winning a Punchestown festival handicap in first-time hood; respectable seventh in the Galway Hurdle; disappointing favourite at Listowel when third in small-field novice event; limitations confirmed by Grade 3 defeat at Tipperary nine weeks ago.

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

7

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

Bialystok

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Landed a Listed handicap hurdle at Punchestown last April and ran okay in the Galway Hurdle; good run in the Grade 1 Royal Bond at Fairyhouse last time; should contend here.

12/1

4th

2

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Bialystok

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Had to work hard to win a 21-runner Naas maiden in February; had a lot more in hand when winning a Punchestown festival handicap in first-time hood; respectable seventh in the Galway Hurdle; disappointing favourite at Listowel when third in small-field novice event; limitations confirmed by Grade 3 defeat at Tipperary nine weeks ago.

10/1

2nd

1

1st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

15:15 Tipperary

Bialystok

11st 1lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

held up in rear, headway 5 out

2/1

Form: 2-121 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point winner; won readily over 2m2f at Tipperary in May on second bumper start; beaten by a 25-1 chance on hurdling debut at Limerick; battled well to beat a shorter-priced stablemate in a Grade 3 contest at Navan just over a fortnight ago.

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

2nd

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:17 Gowran Park

Whats Up Darling

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced wide, chased clear leader, steadied 2nd, not fluent 4th, pressed leader after 3 out, led but faced challenge before 2 out, headed and ridden before last, weakened run-in, no match for winner

13/8

5th

8

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Whats Up Darling

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Point winner; won readily over 2m2f at Tipperary in May on second bumper start; beaten by a 25-1 chance on hurdling debut at Limerick; battled well to beat a shorter-priced stablemate in a Grade 3 contest at Navan just over a fortnight ago.

7/1

1st

3

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:30 Navan

Whats Up Darling

11st 1lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, went second after 5th, disputing second before 3 out

3/1

Form: 1404-1 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beat the subsequent Cheltenham Grade 1 fourth Lecky Watson on bumper debut; beaten just under 15l when fourth to A Dream To Share in Leopardstown Grade 2 in February and 19l behind same opponent at Cheltenham; well below his best here on final start; survived a mistake three out when landing the odds on hurdling debut at Punchestown.

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

8th

6

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Leopardstown

Fascile Mode

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Thomas Mullins

Won bumper on debut last season beating the very useful Lecky Watson; highly tried after that; ready winner on hurdles debut at Punchestown in October; found wanting in Grade 1 Royal Bond; remote fourth in testing conditions in Grade 1 event at Leopardstown.

50/1

4th

5

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Fascile Mode

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Thomas Mullins

towards rear, headway on outer before 2 out, went modest fourth home turn, weakened approaching last

25/1

Form: 4-1422 D BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Was placed in two valuable big-field handicap hurdles last April before winning a Punchestown maiden; runner-up in a valuable Listowel handicap in between defeats in conditions events at Galway and Sligo; needs to raise his game considerably to be competitive at this level.

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

1st

5

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Horantzau Dairy

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced wide, raced in second, joined leader after 4th, challenging towards near side when nudged along before last, left in lead and clear last, reduced lead when pushed out towards finish, always doing enough

3/1

7th

6

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Horantzau Dairy

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Was placed in two valuable big-field handicap hurdles last April before winning a Punchestown maiden; runner-up in a valuable Listowel handicap in between defeats in conditions events at Galway and Sligo; needs to raise his game considerably to be competitive at this level.

16/1

2nd

6

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 110y

13:50 Sligo

Horantzau Dairy

11st 9lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on inner, switched left when headway 2 out, soon challenging on outer, ridden and went second run-in, no match for winner

11/8

Form: 10-1P1 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won good-ground Cheltenham bumper for John McConnell last season; finished in mid-field in Champion Bumper in March; smooth front-running winner on hurdling debut at Bellewstown in July; flopped at the Galway festival; restored to form when winning an Irish-dominated contest at Cheltenham last month on first start for this stable; might prefer better ground.

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

9th

2

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

Encanto Bruno

11st 10lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield

12/1

8th

3

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Encanto Bruno

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won good-ground Cheltenham bumper for John McConnell last season; finished in mid-field in Champion Bumper in March; smooth front-running winner on hurdling debut at Bellewstown in July; flopped at the Galway festival; restored to form when winning an Irish-dominated contest at Cheltenham last month on first start for this stable; might prefer better ground.

3/1

1st

2

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

14:45 Cheltenham

Encanto Bruno

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won good-ground course bumper for John McConnell a year ago and made all to win easily on hurdling debut at Bellewstown (2m1f, good) in July; ran as though something was amiss at Galway festival in August but will be a danger to all if back on song for new stable.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta €579.00
Straight Forecast €648.30
Tricast €2041.40
Trifecta €3000.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

An Tobar

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Bialystok

The Irish Sun:

An Tobar

TOPSPEED:

Bialystok