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12:37 Clonmel

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Happy Christmas To All Our Patrons Handicap Hurdle

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  • 2m 0f 43y
  • 15 runners
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Happy Christmas To All Our Patrons Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 40-664 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Off the mark in a handicap hurdle at Down Royal last season; handicap mark has looked on the high side since and the assessor has been slow to relent; 7lb above last winning mark.

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8th

3

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:45 Down Royal

Kalanisi Dubh

11st 8lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Seamus Fahey

C&D winner in 2022 returned to her best to win easily at Clonmel last time; is 8lb higher now but still has to be greatly respected.

5/2

1st

11

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:37 Clonmel

Kalanisi Dubh

11st 4lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Seamus Fahey

towards rear early, midfield before 4th, in touch with leaders when not fluent 3 out

14/1

4th

9

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:45 Limerick

Kalanisi Dubh

11st 5lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Seamus Fahey

Winner over 2m last year but stays this trip too; solid Sligo run last time over 2m2f (beaten 5l) and has a squeak.

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 270214 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Back to his best winning at Thurles in October before a narrow defeat on the level; below form when a distant fourth latest and might be on a tough enough mark for now.

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9th

2

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Star Official

11st 13lb

J: Miss Georgie Benson

T: R Donohoe

C&D winner earlier this winter; ground/trip both fine for him but he's probably on a stiff enough mark for now.

6/1

4th

8

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 175y

15:05 Naas

Star Official

10st 13lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: R Donohoe

Won a Thurles handicap hurdle in October and very consistent since; needs to bounce back from a sub-standard effort at Gowran but every chance of doing so in this company.

11/2

5th

3

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

Star Official

12st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: R Donohoe

Winner off 95 at Thurles in October and fairly consistent since over hurdles and in a Flat handicap; his best might not be quite good enough here.

12/1

  • Place: £7.20

Form: 0-7400

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

First reserve; promising fourth in a maiden hurdle at Sligo in June but struggled twice since.

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3rd

7

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 41y

16:25 Punchestown

Shana Cloon

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, in touch with leaders after 4th, joined leaders on inner before 2 out, no extra when mistake last, weakened and lost second run-in

7/2

2nd

13

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Shana Cloon

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Hasn't been beaten far in maidens and handicaps on occasion, notably when 4th at Punchestown last time; was 2.75l ahead of today's rival Always Enchanting on that occasion; can confirm that form on better terms.

9/2

4th

13

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

15:15 Punchestown

Shana Cloon

11st 6lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

Fourth in a maiden hurdle at Sligo in June; first two handicap hurdle runs were ordinary; much better at Clonmel last time; however, beaten 16l so will need to find more.

10/1

Form: 383224 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Just 1-24 but better than that record suggests and his sole win came at this venue; he handles testing ground, as seen in two recent course outings; possibly did too much too soon at Limerick last time and one for the shortlist back at this venue.

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2nd

8

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

15:30 Clonmel

Natural Breeze

11st 6lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: P J Rothwell

soon disputed lead, led 1st, headed after 2 out (usual 3 out), disputing second before straight, soon ridden, kept on but no match for winner, finished tired

7/1

8th

4

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:42 Limerick

Natural Breeze

11st 4lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

Running consistently well and today's rider also building up a good rapport with him, claiming two solid fourths on last two starts; far from a winning machine all the same but not a lot more needed and connections now reach for first-time blinkers.

5/1

Form: 4P65-0 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

No wins over hurdles since a course success in March 2021; out of form at the end of last season and tailed off on return; bit to prove now.

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7th

6

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Joeswayornoway

11st 2lb

J: Miss Charlotte Butler

T: E Sheehy

No wins over hurdles since 2021 and didn't go a yard at Limerick when last seen; hard to recommend on recent form.

16/1

12th

4

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Joeswayornoway

11st 10lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

Hurdle and chase winner ran her best recent race in this discipline when 3rd at Naas last time; should be involved off the same mark with a repeat.

6/1

Form: -99142

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Belatedly off the mark at Kilbeggan in September and bounced back from a lesser effort when runner-up at Limerick last month; shaped like he may want a step back up in trip.

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6th

12

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:37 Clonmel

Stellar Symphony

11st 4lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Belatedly off the mark at Kilbeggan in September and bounced back from a lesser effort when runner-up at Limerick last month; shaped like he may want a step back up in trip.

5/1

2nd

10

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Limerick

Stellar Symphony

10st 11lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

prominent, outpaced when pushed along and lost position after 3 out, ran on after 2 out, went second but no chance with winner from last

8/1

4th

5

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:40 Listowel

Stellar Symphony

11st 10lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Placed in six of her 15 starts in points; was having only her second run for this yard when winning at Kilbeggan a fortnight ago; may improve again and has a clear chance with the same 7lb claimer in the saddle.

7/2

Form: 4/03-8

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden; was only 9-2 when beaten 16l on return from 411 days off at Punchestown last month; feasibly treated on some of her handicap form and not ruled out back down in trip.

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7th

13

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:37 Clonmel

Birdsandthebees

11st 1lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

soon led, headed and raced in second after 1st, jumped slightly left 4th, led again from 5th, not fluent 3 out, headed and weakened before 2 out

9/2

8th

16

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 175y

15:45 Punchestown

Birdsandthebees

11st 1lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

midfield

6/1

3rd

4

1st Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:52 Gowran Park

Birdsandthebees

11st 11lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

towards rear of midfield, headway after 3 out, keeping on when ridden after 2 out, went third and ran on run-in

7/2

20/1

Form: 868

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Has shown promise finishing in mid-field in maiden hurdles; best of those efforts came here over further and might need more of a stamina test than this; handicap debut.

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8th

5

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:37 Clonmel

Hill Rocket

11st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Cian Collins

Has shown promise finishing in mid-field in maiden hurdles; best of those efforts came here over further and might need more of a stamina test than this; handicap debut.

20/1

8th

9

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:15 Navan

Hill Rocket

11st 7lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

Squeezed up and made a late mistake when not beaten far in a Clonmel maiden hurdle last month; more to do here but would appear to be going the right way.

40/1

Form: 0P2-P5

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Not beaten far in two of his last three starts and entitled to come on for his latest outing at Thurles when beaten roughly 4l; could be involved if he builds on that.

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9th

16

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:37 Clonmel

Toon Town

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Not beaten far in two of his last three starts and entitled to come on for his latest outing at Thurles when beaten roughly 4l; could be involved if he builds on that.

8/1

5th

7

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 13y

14:40 Thurles

Toon Town

11st 7lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Last three runs at Limerick; second in handicap on soft in March but pulled up either side of that and been off five months.

14/1

6

26th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:45 Limerick

Toon Town

11st 7lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Improved performance when runner-up in a 2m handicap hurdle here in March; step up in trip should be fine on this ground and one with a live chance.

11/4

Form: 5-53

Last run: 146 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Below form on the Flat of late and the best of her three hurdle efforts came over 3m; tough opening mark and others preferred.

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17th

9

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Inchiquin Maid

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: David Kenneth Budds

17-race maiden (0-4 over hurdles) and tailed off in similar conditions at Clonmel last time on handicap hurdle debut; plenty to find from this sort of mark.

40/1

10th

6

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:37 Clonmel

Inchiquin Maid

11st 9lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: David Kenneth Budds

Below form on the Flat of late and the best of her three hurdle efforts came over 3m; tough opening mark and others preferred.

16/1

8th

1

(13)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Inchiquin Maid

10st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: David Kenneth Budds

midfield

10/1

Form: 70P-P8 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Wide margin C&D winner at the start of the year but has really struggled since, particularly in two runs this term; still 6lb above last winning mark.

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5th

4

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Premier Queen

11st 7lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Both wins at Clonmel; has really struggled this season, finishing tailed off or pulled up each start; hard to recommend.

20/1

15th

11

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Premier Queen

11st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Struggled after her Clonmel win last season and shown nothing in three runs this term.

100/1

0

2

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:37 Clonmel

Premier Queen

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Wide margin C&D winner at the start of the year but has really struggled since, particularly in two runs this term; still 6lb above last winning mark.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-P48

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won twice on the Flat for Emmet Mullins; low-key yard debut when tailed off in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown last month; needs progress to defy this mark on handicap debut.

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0

3

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:37 Clonmel

All In Peder

11st 11lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Keelan Dempsey

unseated rider on way to start

20/1

8th

1

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:05 Punchestown

All In Peder

11st 12lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Keelan Dempsey

prominent, soon went fourth, not fluent 4th

33/1

4th

7

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:35 Kilbeggan

All In Peder

11st 9lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

Improved staying handicapper on the Flat with wins this year at Gowran and Listowel (good); second in 3-finisher Aintree 3yo hurdle last year and more recently pulled up after some indifferent jumping in Clonmel maiden in May; eligible for a mark after today.

5/1

Form: 893754

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Placed in mares' bumper at Tramore in the summer and encouraging runs in a pair of maiden hurdles at Galway more recently; hood (retained) seemed to help her settle better last time and she's been given a workable opening mark.

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0

4

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:37 Clonmel

Late Vocation

11st 11lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: P F McEnery

Placed in mares' bumper at Tramore in the summer and encouraging runs in a pair of maiden hurdles at Galway more recently; hood (retained) seemed to help her settle better last time and she's been given a workable opening mark.

11/2

4th

3

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

12:41 Galway

Late Vocation

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: P F McEnery

Third in a Tramore bumper in August; too keen but did not do at all badly on her hurdles debut here last month; hood tried here and has an each-way chance.

16/1

5th

18

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 130y

15:20 Galway

Late Vocation

11st 5lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: P F McEnery

Third in a bumper at Tramore on penultimate start; needs to step up on form of two previous hurdle attempts.

33/1

Form: 553P5P D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in claimer here on final start for Henry de Bromhead and pulled up on yard debut latest; likely needs further than this these days.

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0

6

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

15:15 Limerick

Coole Arcade

11st 5lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Charles Coakley

Pulled up in two handicap chases over 3m and 2m for this stable; hard to fancy on that evidence.

50/1

0

8

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:37 Clonmel

Coole Arcade

11st 7lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Charles Coakley

Tailed off in claimer here on final start for Henry de Bromhead and pulled up on yard debut latest; likely needs further than this these days.

14/1

0

8

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Limerick

Coole Arcade

11st 6lb

J: Mr Pat Taaffe

T: Charles Coakley

Three times a winner over 2m (two hurdles, one chase); had been chasing for over a year before moderate effort in claiming hurdle last month; starts off for new yard and trying this trip looks a shot in the dark.

14/1

Form: 806

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in trio of maiden hurdle starts at big odds including over C&D on similar ground to this last month; has to leave that form behind on handicap debut.

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0

14

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:37 Clonmel

Bridie Whittle

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Tailed off in trio of maiden hurdle starts at big odds including over C&D on similar ground to this last month; has to leave that form behind on handicap debut.

20/1

6th

9

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 80y

13:05 Clonmel

Bridie Whittle

11st 1lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Never involved in two maiden hurdles and has loads to find.

66/1

13th

10

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 100y

14:00 Cork

Bridie Whittle

11st 1lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Beaten 53l over this trip on heavy ground at Gowran; will need more time.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €806.00
Straight Forecast €642.70
Tricast €14483.80
Trifecta €22049.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Natural Breeze

The Irish Sun:

Toon Town

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Stellar Symphony

POSTDATA:

Natural Breeze