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14:35 Fairyhouse

Soft

Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £62654.87
  • 2m 4f 70y
  • 5 runners
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Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle (Grade 1)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.70
  • Place: £1.40

Form: /1134- CD BF

Last run: 220 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 160

Form & Verdict

Good sort over 2m but showed improved form raised in trip this season; beat Klassical Dream and Honeysuckle in this race 12 months ago; comfortable winner of 3m Galmoy Hurdle; close third to Sire Du Berlais in the Stayers' Hurdle but not at his best when fourth to Klassical Dream at Punchestown on final start; boasts a good record when fresh; strong contender.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Teahupoo

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Favourite for this last year (soft) when close third behind Sire Du Berlais and Dashel Drasher; not quite at his best next time when 3l fourth in Grade 1 Champion Stayers at Punchestown; has run just once this season, when showing very classy form to win the Grade 1 Hatton's Grace at Fairyhouse (2m4f, soft) in December for the second successive season; only seven and may be a stronger sort than 12 months ago, which could enable him to come out on top.

7/4

1st

3

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Teahupoo

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders on outer, headway and disputed lead before 2 out, ridden and led run-in, kept on well towards finish

9/4

4th

8

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

17:25 Punchestown

Teahupoo

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Classy hurdler over 2m but showed improved form raised in trip this season; beat Klassical Dream and Honeysuckle in the Grade 1 Hattons Grace over 2m4f before hammering Summerville Boy in the Galmoy Hurdle up to this trip; a close third to Sire Du Berlais in the Stayers' Hurdle last time and a serious chance today.

5/2

OUR TIP

8/11

  • Place: £1.10

Form: /1111- D

Last run: 219 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 160

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten; began hurdling career at 2m3f; no trouble when dropped to 2m in Grade 2 event at Punchestown in January; bolted up from stablemate Gaelic Warrior back up in trip in the Ballymore; only workmanlike at Punchestown on final start, making a few jumping errors and not looking authoritative; fascinating clash here with the seasoned Teahupoo.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

Impaire Et Passe

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Ultra-impressive winner of Grade 1 novice hurdles at Cheltenham (2m5f, soft) and Punchestown (2m3f, yielding) last spring; second to subsequent Cheltenham Festival winners Teahupoo and State Man on first two runs this term; beaten 5l by runner-up Bob Olinger when third in Irish Champion Hurdle (2m, soft) in February and that rival should be suited by this step back up in trip, but it's also a positive for this fellow (who was maybe unsuited by the switch to front-running last time); has a chance of reversing the form.

11/8

3rd

3

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Impaire Et Passe

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

jumped right on occasions, led, not fluent 3rd, mistake 5th, headed home turn, soon ridden and bit short of room when bumped and lost second, kept on, no match for first two

4/1

2nd

2

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

Impaire Et Passe

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

held up in rear, disputing third when not fluent 4th

7/4

Form: 13311- CD

Last run: 238 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Grade 2 bumper winner at Aintree the season before last; won a Naas maiden hurdle before bumping into Marine Nationale and Facile Vega in Grade 1s; won Grade 3 over 2m2f here in January and signed off at the chief expense of a couple of long-priced rivals in a Grade 1 novice mares' event over C&D in April; tough challenge against the geldings.

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1

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Ashroe Diamond

11st 5lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, led

11/2

1st

2

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

14:05 Doncaster

Ashroe Diamond

11st 5lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

travelled strongly, prominent, raced in second from 2nd, led going easily 2 out, shaken up just after last, ridden out inside final furlong, soon edged left, kept on, comfortably

5/4

3rd

5

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Ashroe Diamond

11st 5lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, held up in last but in touch with leaders, steady headway and went third 2 out, weakened before last

11/1

Form: 335-12 C BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 156

Form & Verdict

High-class 2m hurdler; three-time winner at Grade 2/3l level but has typically fallen short at Grade 1 level while running many fine races in defeat; third to Constitution Hill in the Champion Hurdle and again over 2m4f in the Aintree Hurdle; won over 2m2f on comeback at Punchestown; beaten by the rejuvenated Bob Olinger over 2m4f at Navan last time.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:55 Fairyhouse

Zanahiyr

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gordon Elliott

disputed lead at steady pace, led narrowly 8th, jumped left and mistake 4 out, headed after 3 out, soon weakened

13/2

10

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 168y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Zanahiyr

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Versatile ground-wise; has finished third in two Champion Hurdles (disqualified on first occasion); no match for highly notable rival at Leopardstown (2m5f) on debut over fences, then justified favouritism at Thurles (2m); worth his place in this field, given his ability over hurdles, but has comparatively high mileage (raced 26 times in total) and others are open to much greater progress.

16/1

1st

9

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 70y

13:33 Thurles

Zanahiyr

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't always jump with fluency, pressed leader, joined leader 2nd, clear with one other before 4th, led 2 out, ridden and headed before last, stayed on and led again run-in, pushed out

7/4

Form: 2-4311 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict

C&D maiden winner who has climbed the handicap ladder since narrowly beaten in Thurles Grade 3 event in February, third in the Martin Pipe, second to fellow Irish raider Fennor Cross at Aintree; ran well in defeat at Galway and Listowel festivals and has improved again since upped in trip, winning over 2m6f at Galway and 3m at Cheltenham; vulnerable at this level.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:05 Aintree

Buddy One

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Acts on soft going; good second in 2m4f handicap at this meeting last year; looks set to go well again, having posted a big effort (40-1 fourth, two places behind Flooring Porter) in the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham most recently.

10/1

2

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Buddy One

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Third in the Martin Pipe here last March (2m4f, soft) and continued to progress in handicaps last year, defying top weight in big field here (3m, soft) in November; struggled in two Irish Grade 1s in December and has to prove he can cut it in this company, but he's capable of better than those last two performances and maybe a break will have helped; not ruled out each-way.

25/1

0

4

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

13:50 Leopardstown

Buddy One

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Good handicap form last season, third in the Martin Pipe and second to fellow Irish raider Fennor Cross at Aintree; improved in recent months when upped in trip, winning over 2m6f at Galway and 3m at Cheltenham; failed to cope with rise in class when last of five in the Hatton's Grace; faces less formidable opposition now and the longer trip will suit.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta €39.00
Straight Forecast €43.00
Trifecta €91.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Impaire Et Passe

SPOTLIGHT:

Teahupoo

POSTDATA:

Zanahiyr

The Irish Sun:

Impaire Et Passe

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Teahupoo