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15:10 Fairyhouse

Soft

Bar One Racing “Paying Extra Places Daily” Handicap Hurdle (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £52212.39
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 19 runners
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Bar One Racing “Paying Extra Places Daily” Handicap Hurdle (Listed Race)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.40
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 42U-39 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Showed good standard of form in juvenile races last season at 2m after winning a maiden at Galway; encouraging seasonal return when third in the Lartigue at Listowel in first-time cheekpieces; very closely matched with Flamborough on that running; tongue-tie added now after nondescript Naas run.

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Verdict Starting price

17th

4

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

Common Practice

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Improving sort in big handicaps, third in the Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel and was a good winner of a Listed handicap at Fairyhouse in this headgear last time; should go well once more off 9lb higher.

14/1

1st

6

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Common Practice

10st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

held up in rear

10/1

9th

6

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

14:00 Naas

Common Practice

10st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £9.50

Form: 32-260 D

Last run: 119 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Reliable sort in the second half of last season, culminating in a narrow defeat in a 25-runner handicap at the Punchestown festival; progress stalled after a Downpatrick in June, but he may have needed the four-month break from which he now returns; one of five for the stable here; rider's 5lb claim an asset.

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6th

8

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

By Your Side

11st 1lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Just 1-18 over hurdles but better than his record suggests; ran as well as could be expected off a mark of 130 in the County (80-1 SP); 6lb lower mark helps but others may be on better marks.

25/1

10th

20

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

By Your Side

10st 2lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Experienced 5yo who improved when runner-up in competitive handicaps in December at Fairyhouse (2m, soft) and Leopardstown (2m, heavy); he's better than he showed behind a few of these at Leopardstown last month (2m, soft; slightly hampered two out) but his form needs to go to a new level today.

50/1

7th

15

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

By Your Side

10st 6lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Just the one win over hurdles but boasts very solid form, chasing home Common Practice at Fairyhouse and One Last Tango here; tends to come late and needs to get there late; might just get the tow into the race he needs here.

12/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 3-2711 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Placed three times in maidens before a summer break; more mature this season and backed up a maiden victory at Clonmel by winning on his handicap debut at Cork four weeks ago; 8lb rise for a head success looks harsh, though there was a 3l gap to the third and another 6l to the fourth.

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2nd

9

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Conyers Hill

11st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Won back-to-back earlier in the season but signs the handicapper has caught up since and he was below par at the Dublin Racing Festival when last seen; tough looking mark.

18/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 32/981 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Won Navan maiden hurdle in 2020; did not score again until beating today's rivals The Model Kingdom and Foxy Girl in a Down Royal handicap last month on his third run back from 17 months off; sustained improvement is feasible; up 7lb, same rider again claims 7lb; second in a big handicap here at the 2021 Easter meeting, third in this race the same year.

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1

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Magic Tricks

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Gordon Elliott

Useful handicap hurdler at about 2m; won at Down Royal (soft) in November and had no luck (badly hampered, unable to recover) at Leopardstown last month; however, he's more exposed than many of these rivals, looks vulnerable off top weight and has something to prove over this new trip.

40/1

12th

1

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

Magic Tricks

11st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Good handicapper at his best, second in this race two years ago and beat The Model Kingdom in a Listed contest at Down Royal in November; good fourth off this mark in a similar contest at Fairyhouse in December; claimer gets on well with him and likely to run well despite his impost.

20/1

4th

1

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Magic Tricks

11st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent

7/1

Form: 13-123 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Only once out of the first three over hurdles with form featuring two wins and two seconds; however, one of those seconds was when she was beaten a huge distance in a mares' event at Kilbeggan; ran as well as could have been expected when third behind smart stablemate Irish Point in a Down Royal Grade 3 contest last month.

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12th

22

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Media Naranja

10st 2lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Third of 11 in 4yo fillies' handicap over C&D (good) last April and some fair efforts in soft-ground handicaps in Ireland this winter; with a leading trainer but she's 4lb out of the handicap and improvement is needed.

66/1

4th

8

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Media Naranja

10st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

A long way below her best at Limerick last time; previous Fairyhouse fifth was respectable, though she may struggle to uphold form with Foxy Girl who met interference.

20/1

8th

2

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Media Naranja

11st 11lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Dual winner including C&D maiden on soft; got 5lb for fair run in Down Royal Grade 3; fifth of 19 in strong all-aged handicap at Fairyhouse last time; can lead.

11/4

Form: 323110 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Consistent as well as progressive in the first half of the season, winning three handicaps since May, going up two stone in the process; progress stalled at Cheltenham last time when she faded from the last in a conditional riders' handicap hurdle.

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6th

5

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Royal Eagle

11st 1lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders on outer

12/1

11th

2

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

Royal Eagle

11st 11lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Battled well for narrow success at Tipperary (2m, soft) this month and has now won three times this season; the forecast faster ground here is probably in her favour and she might still be on the upgrade; respected.

8/1

1st

1

1st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

16:25 Tipperary

Royal Eagle

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, went second 4th, challenging from 2 out, ridden approaching last, ridden out to lead final strides

9/2

Form: /7-U64 CD

Last run: 93 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Dual Grade 1 juvenile hurdle winner in 2021, when also beat the talented Teahupoo in a C&D Grade 2 event; ran only once in 2022 after a 14-month absence; off again until June; a long way below his best over three different trips; now makes handicap debut off a mark 10lb below his career-high

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7th

4

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 15y

14:15 Punchestown

Jeff Kidder

11st 6lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Never regained the heights of the spring of 2021 when winning the Boodles at Cheltenham and the Grade 1 Champion juvenile at Punchestown; no success in the senior ranks; respectable run in a Fairyhouse handicap last time, but others preferred.

12/1

7th

4

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Jeff Kidder

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

midfield on inner

12/1

Form: 1116-3 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner over hurdles; failed to make any impact in three outings on the Flat between May and July; much more like it when a staying-on third in a 2m handicap hurdle at Galway five weeks ago, with Hey Johnny and My Gaffer among those behind.

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9th

4

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Ted Hastings

11st 11lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Versatile regarding the ground and effective at 2m but his best efforts have been over 2m4f, such as when runner-up here on Boxing Day; soft ground will bring his stamina into play but there's still a query as to whether he will have the pace to keep tabs on the principals.

16/1

2nd

2

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

13:40 Aintree

Ted Hastings

10st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear

14/1

8th

12

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Ted Hastings

10st 4lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

12/1

Form: /218-3 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Decisive winner of a 2m Limerick maiden hurdle last Christmas; respectable mid-division finish in the Grade 2 mares' novice hurdle at Cheltenham; despite some untidy jumping she managed a creditable third on her handicap/seasonal debut at Down Royal; not without a chance of reversing form with winner Magic Tricks and runner-up The Model Kingdom.

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11th

5

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Foxy Girl

10st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won 2m Limerick maiden hurdle at Christmas 2002; respectable mid-division finish in the Grade 2 mares' novice hurdle at Cheltenham; despite some untidy jumping, managed a creditable third on her handicap/seasonal debut at Down Royal; suffered interference before the last when favourite at Fairyhouse; was staying on well from off the pace; good chance.

4/1

9th

9

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Foxy Girl

10st 6lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

held up in rear

11/2

3rd

5

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:45 Down Royal

Foxy Girl

10st 9lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Decisive winner of a Limerick maiden hurdle last Christmas; not at all disgraced in the Grade 2 mares novice hurdle at Cheltenham when last seen; potentially well-handicapped and could well take beating despite her lack of handicap experience.

5/2

Form: 2-35P4

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Fair juvenile form last season but is now 0-8 over hurdles; struggled in the Lartigue at Listowel on handicap debut some merit in his long-priced fourth of six in a novice event at Naas three weeks ago.

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11th

11

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Morning Soldier

10st 11lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Runner-up to Flamborough at Cork and was running okay before unseating 2 out at Dublin Racing Festival when last seen; tough race to break his hurdle duck in here but can't be ruled out.

9/1

22

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

Morning Soldier

10st 1lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Thomas Mullins

Best recent effort when second in a 2m handicap hurdle at Cork last month; much more needed.

25/1

2nd

5

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:47 Cork

Morning Soldier

11st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

AW winner; 0-10 over hurdles; mostly ordinary form since second to the useful Sir Allen at Naas last February; out of the money in handicaps on his last two starts; leaving him with plenty to prove.

6/1

Form: 932-64 D

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Talented and versatile mare; 10-46 overall (5-30 over hurdles); won the Grade 2 Scottish Champion Hurdle (a handicap) last year and third in the same event last season; ended campaign as 9 1/2 length runner-up in a mares' Grade 1 at Punchestown in April; well below best in conditions races the last twice; questions to answer at present.

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7th

9

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Anna Bunina

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: John C McConnell

10-48 overall (5-32 over hurdles) with biggest win in the Scottish Champion Hurdle in April 2022; ran well in defeat last February-April and gave easily her most encouraging performance since when having her first go over this sort of trip, running on well to take fourth in the Musselburgh qualifier (soft) last month; needs to build on that but worth a second look; first-time hood.

33/1

4th

3

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Anna Bunina

11st 11lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: John C McConnell

10-47 overall (5-31 over hurdles) with biggest win in the Grade 2 Scottish Champion Hurdle (a handicap) at Ayr in April 2022; ran well in defeat last February-April but well beaten in her three starts since and she has never raced beyond an extended 2m4f.

33/1

Form: 300-6P D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won twice last term and twice ran well in defeat in big fields before failing to make an impact in valuable handicaps here and at Punchestown; fair sixth on return at Galway; 50-1 chance when pulled up in the Greatwood at Cheltenham a fortnight ago; tongue-tie now; 3lb out of the handicap.

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8

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Hey Johnny

11st 2lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Won twice last term but well held in competitive handicaps later in campaign and again this term; hard to fancy.

40/1

12th

18

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Hey Johnny

10st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Thomas Mullins

towards rear of midfield

20/1

Form: 5-1974 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Solid fifth in a good conditions hurdle at the Punchestown festival before dropped in class to record an odds-on maiden success at Limerick; soundly beaten in two handicap runs this term; set a stiff task last time in a Grade 3 contest; 3lb out of the handicap.

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10th

3

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

My Gaffer

11st 7lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

midfield

33/1

13th

19

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

My Gaffer

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

Solid fifth in a good conditions hurdle at the Punchestown festival before dropped in class to record an odds-on maiden success at Limerick; soundly beaten in two handicap runs this term; set a stiff task last time in a Grade 3 contest; 3lb out of the handicap.

25/1

Form: 6-6341 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Flat winner in Britain; opened his hurdles account at the sixth attempt, landing a 2m Cork maiden four weeks ago; more relevant form in this context is his fourth placing in the Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel, a good guide to form in his age group; also managed a fine third on the Flat in the Naas November Handicap.

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1st

1

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:47 Cork

Flamborough

11st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Flat winner in Britain; opened hurdles account at the sixth attempt, landing a C&D maiden in November; down the field in a valuable handicap at Fairyhouse last month; more relevant form in this context is his fourth placing in the Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel; also managed a fine third on the Flat in the Naas November Handicap; makes plenty of appeal in this grade.

9/4

14th

10

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Flamborough

10st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

took keen hold, prominent

10/1

1st

2

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Cork

Flamborough

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Flat winner when trained by the Johnstons in UK; has run well in defeat over hurdles for this yard, notably in the Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel; fine 3rd in the Naas November Handicap since; should go close back to hurdles.

5/2

Form: 1104-5 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Did well over hurdles last winter/spring, winning twice including a Naas victory over today's rival Morning Soldier; failed to take advantage of what looked a reasonable handicap mark in three Flat runs in the autumn; jumping was ragged when a remote fifth in a Down Royal event in which Media Naranja was third.

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4th

1

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 72y

14:50 Leopardstown

Sir Allen

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

Set some tough assignments this term and he ran with credit when finishing sixth here at the Dublin Racing Festival; would need to find a fair amount of improvement for a longer trip here to play a part in this and he has to give weight to all of his rivals.

12/1

6th

19

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

Sir Allen

10st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Andrew Slattery

Dual winner over hurdles last season; has struggled a little in his second season over flights and a tongue-tie is tried here; others preferred.

33/1

4th

1

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Sir Allen

11st 12lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Andrew Slattery

Dual winner last term including when beating Morning Soldier and Jazzy Matty at Naas in February; down the field in the Fred Winter and been quite disappointing over hurdles and on the Flat since.

10/1

Form: 023010

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Much improved to run away with 2m4f Listowel handicap in September under 7lb claimer, that form franked since by runner-up Getaway Charlie; struggled off revised mark at Naas; in action at Dundalk on Friday evening.

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16th

17

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Cozone

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Matthew J Smith

midfield on outer

20/1

8th

5

(10)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Cozone

8st 13lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Matthew J Smith

Last year's winner off 2lb higher mark; largely campaigned over hurdles this year, winning at Listowel; blew the start only start here; not one to rule out.

12/1

11th

14

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

14:00 Naas

Cozone

10st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Matthew J Smith

towards rear

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: F420P- D

Last run: 220 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Talented hurdler/chaser; never at his best when set stiff tasks over fences last winter; fit from Flat action now; produced in good shape after a summer break to win a 1m6f contest at Listowel; very solid effort against the odds-on Helvic Dream at the Curragh on latest; almost three years since his last hurdles run, mark reduced by 9lb.

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17th

2

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Coeur Sublime

11st 10lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield

14/1

2nd

1

(6)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

15:07 Curragh

Coeur Sublime

12st 0lb

J: Mr A Jones

T: Henry De Bromhead

dwelt start, towards rear, headway against far rail 2f out, went third over 1f out, ran on and went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

7/2

Form: 3202-2 D BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Dual winner over hurdles last season; signed off with a fine second in a Listed mares' hurdle at Punchestown; had the benefit of a Flat run at Thurles (second, beaten favourite) before runner-up to Magic Tricks at Down Royal; not guaranteed to reverse form with the winner or to cope with third-placed Foxy Girl who should be better for the run.

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5th

13

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

The Model Kingdom

10st 10lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

Runner-up in Graded and Listed company as a novice and chased home Magic Tricks at Down Royal in November; well beaten last twice; can travel very well in her races but has found little for pressure in the past; others preferred.

14/1

8th

4

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

The Model Kingdom

11st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Noel Meade

midfield, headway before 2 out

9/1

18th

7

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

The Model Kingdom

10st 11lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Noel Meade

in touch with leaders, midfield after 1st

13/2

Form: 13150- D

Last run: 239 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Progressive in the second half of last season, winning two handicap hurdles in the immediate post-Christmas period and adding another at Naas in February; fair fifth at Navan before finishing down the field in a valuable C&D event at Easter.

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5

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Little Mixup

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Progressive over hurdles in the last 18 months, winning four times in handicaps; tough ask off a mark of 133 in the Morebattle latest but lower Irish mark helps; will need another career best.

12/1

10th

5

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Little Mixup

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Won three Irish handicaps last season and has worked his way back to form this term, scoring at Thurles (1m7f, soft) in January last time out; his British mark could be on the harsh side (14lb higher than at Thurles) but this Irish raider has a progressive profile and may have more to offer.

25/1

1st

5

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

15:20 Thurles

Little Mixup

11st 2lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

pressed leaders, prominent behind clear leaders after 3 out, went modest second when raced wide before 2 out, headway when nudged along before last, led and went clear run-in

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €9384.00
Straight Forecast €5056.90
Tricast €57907.30
Trifecta €25658.00

Selections

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