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12:00 Navan

Soft

Mervyn Gray Construction Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6526.55
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 26 runners
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Mervyn Gray Construction Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 26 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.90
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 2

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Promising second on sole Flat start in 1m4f contest in France in March; chased home experienced Flat performer Flamborough on hurdling debut at Cork; should go close with normal improvement.

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11

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Jigoro

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Has run in just one French bumper and four Irish hurdle races; impressive in a maiden at Navan (heavy) and, although put firmly in his place, he's run with credit since behind Tuesday's Mullins-trained Supreme runners Mystical Power and Tullyhill; all those were at about 2m and stepping up in trip may well suit; makes his handicap debut too and looks the first string on jockey bookings for his powerful stable.

12/1

3rd

2

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

15:05 Punchestown

Jigoro

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Impressive winner of a Navan maiden hurdle in Navan; no match for the impressive Mystical Power in the Moscow Flyer here last month; needs to improve to win this.

11/2

2nd

3

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 157y

13:35 Punchestown

Jigoro

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

led narrowly or disputed lead early, raced in second from 3rd, joined leader after 4 out, led again after 2 out, headed and switched left before last, no chance with winner when mistake last, kept on

9/4

OUR TIP

100/30

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 1 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

A 200,000GBP purchase after Tallow point win in February; looked smart when travelling strongly on the way to an emphatic Galway bumper win six weeks ago at the main expense of rivals from the Cromwell and Elliott stables; should make a good novice hurdler.

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3rd

5

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

14:10 Fairyhouse

Butcher Hollow

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: Thomas Cooper

didn't always jump with fluency, disputed lead early, raced in second after 1st

3/1

3rd

3

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:15 Naas

Butcher Hollow

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Thomas Cooper

prominent, led narrowly after 2nd, not fluent 2 out, headed run-in, weakened and lost second towards finish

7/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third foal; brother to AQPS Flat/hurdle winner Impose Toi, half-brother to smart hurdle/chase winner Floueur; Flat winner over 1m4f on soft in France last winter; interesting recruit to top yard; wears tongue-tie.

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5th

3

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Naas

Jasko Des Dames

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Finished 2l in front of subsequent winner Mercurey when runner-up to Lisnagar Fortune on his latest start; testing ground fine for him and almost certainly more to come; interesting that he's the first-string here ahead of Gorgeous Tom who also has some useful form.

11/4

2nd

9

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 157y

14:05 Punchestown

Jasko Des Dames

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced in second, challenging after 2 out, soon ridden, no extra when mistake last, kept on, no match for winner

11/4

3rd

8

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Navan

Jasko Des Dames

11st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, went third after 2 out, soon no extra

5/1

Form: 9-

Last run: 224 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Good pedigree, brother to hurdle winner Western Walk, half-brother to smart bumper/hurdle/chase winner Churchstonewarrior; dam bumper/hurdle winner; has run in a bumper and a point-to-point, likely to need more experience.

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4th

20

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Navan

Walk The Warrior

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

pressed leader, not fluent 4 out, soon lost second but prominent, no impression after 2 out

25/1

9th

19

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:05 Punchestown

Walk The Warrior

11st 6lb

J: Mr T Hamilton

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

Walk In The Park gelding; cost 27,000Euros as a 3yo; brother to 2m6f/3m hurdle winner Western Walk, half-brother to smart bumper and 2m7f-3m1f hurdle/chase winner Churchstonewarrior; dam bumper/2m-2m3f hurdle winner; may need further.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Walk In The Park filly; first foal out of an unraced half-sister to high-class hurdle/chase winner Coney Island, from the family of top-class Rhinestone Cowboy; placed in Tattersalls Farm point in April for Philip Fenton; one of three for the stable, interesting.

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4th

13

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Naas

The Great Unknown

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Good pedigree; placed in Tattersalls Farm point last April for Philip Fenton; made a satisfactory introduction for this stable when fifth in a 26-runner maiden at Navan; another solid display in taking the same place behind Tullyhill at Naas.

11/2

5th

24

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:12 Naas

The Great Unknown

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent

7/1

5th

26

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Navan

The Great Unknown

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, in touch with leaders after 3 out, keeping on when switched left before last, never near to challenge

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to progressive chase Jetoile who completed a hat-trick with victory in the Old Roan Chase at Aintree in October; dam unraced sister to bumper/high-class hurdle/chase winner Accordion Etoile and useful hurdle/chase winner French Accordion.

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6th

13

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Navan

Next Stop Paris

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Peter Fahey

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, hampered by faller 3rd, no impression after 2 out

20/1

Form: 7

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in a point; took a step in the right direction at Down Royal four week ago; a lot more needed.

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4th

13

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Down Royal

Paddys Milestone

10st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

in touch with leaders, left in third 6th, badly hampered by loose horse and dropped to last 3 out, headway approaching last, kept on but no chance run-in, went fourth final 110yds

16/1

4th

9

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 65y

15:25 Fairyhouse

Paddys Milestone

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

midfield, headway after 3 out, went fourth before 2 out, soon no extra

16/1

4th

4

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

12:45 Ayr

Paddys Milestone

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

raced in second, lost second before 2 out, hung left and weakened run-in

15/2

Form: 83-18 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bumper winner at Down Royal in May, building on the promise of a Limerick third in good company; made a satisfactory hurdling debut last Saturday, nearest at the finish in a 24-runner event won by the talented Firefox.

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2nd

16

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Ossies Lodge

10st 9lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

in rear early, midfield when smooth headway after 3 out

16/1

9th

10

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Ossies Lodge

10st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

Bumper winner on spring ground has run nice races at big odds in maidens; just behind a subsequent handicap winner off 111 at Fairyhouse two runs back so he's on a feasible mark.

7/1

8th

14

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Navan

Ossies Lodge

11st 7lb

J: A P Heskin

T: A J Martin

midfield, in touch with leaders after 3rd, weakened before last

16/1

Form: 34

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has made the frame in two bumpers in Scotland; likely to find a few of these too strong on Irish/hurdling debut.

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3rd

9

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

15:55 Wetherby

Al Kalila

11st 3lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

Fifth at Down Royal (2m4f, soft) in December on second hurdle start and another encouraging run when second of six at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) three weeks ago; this unexposed 5yo is open to improvement now moving into handicaps and is on the shortlist.

12/1

2nd

5

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

13:23 Ayr

Al Kalila

11st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

led, pushed along and went clear with winner 2 out, ridden run-in, headed final 110yds, soon outpaced

11/2

5th

4

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 50y

11:40 Down Royal

Al Kalila

11st 4lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

50's when a moderate ninth of a well stacked field on sole role of the dice so far over hurdles at Navan lately; has inroads to make.

16/1

Form: 7

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Already beaten when making a mistake two out on hurdling debut at Punchestown; in good hands and may improve.

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12th

5

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Spatman De Cerisy

11st 7lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Paul Nolan

Beaten a long way in three maidens, debut run was mildly encouraging; opening mark looks on the high side but unexposed.

12/1

15th

9

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:12 Cork

Spatman De Cerisy

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Tailed off both starts so far at huge odds and remains best watched for now.

100/1

10th

18

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Navan

Spatman De Cerisy

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Paul Nolan

in touch with leaders, no extra before 2 out, soon weakened

33/1

Form: 5

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed a tendency to jump to the right at Wexford; Jack Kennedy deserts him for Jigoro.

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10th

9

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 166y

16:10 Punchestown

Jack Du Large

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Seems to be getting the hold of things judged on Fairyhouse second on fourth maiden start; the horse who beat him would probably have won his previous start but for falling two out.

8/1

2nd

3

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 65y

15:25 Fairyhouse

Jack Du Large

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, headway and went second when ridden before 2 out, kept on but no match for winner

20/1

Form: F0

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Poor form on the Flat, jumping has let her down on her first two runs over hurdles.

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8th

10

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 41y

16:25 Punchestown

Meoulflower

11st 3lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: P Cluskey

Showed little on the Flat and in four maiden hurdles; beaten almost 30l in fifth on handicap debut at Down Royal last month; others preferred.

20/1

5th

17

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Meoulflower

11st 3lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: P Cluskey

Showed little on the Flat and in four maiden hurdles so has to show much more now tackling handicaps.

40/1

12th

17

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Meoulflower

11st 5lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: P Cluskey

Modest on the Flat and hard to make a case for her on the evidence of three hurdle runs.

100/1

Form: 08

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Jumping needs to be more slick; may be of some interest when qualified for handicaps.

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11th

2

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Tell Us This

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Never better than mid-division in four maidens at 2m (attracted the attention of the stewards at Naas in January); disappointing favourite when upped in trip and dropped in class at Thurles a month ago.

12/1

Form: 479

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Fourth in a small-field bumper at Fairyhouse in October; remote ninth when 100-1 on hurdling debut Fairyhouse.

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1st

5

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

Tankardstown Diva

11st 10lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

travelled strongly, midfield, headway and prominent before 3 out, led 2 out, went clear when nudged along before last, eased when reduced lead towards finish, comfortably

7/2

200/1

Form: 0000

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Down the field on all four outings; can be safely left out of calculations.

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2nd

6

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Jacenry

11st 6lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: D Harvey

prominent, pressed winner when jumped slightly right 4th

4/1

1st

9

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:52 Down Royal

Jacenry

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D Harvey

prominent on inner throughout, bit short of room after 3 out, challenging going easily 2 out, ridden disputing lead last, sustained duel with runner-up run-in, led post

10/1

Form: U

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Decent pedigree (family of Bob Olinger); 100-1 on debut at Clonmel when unseated at the first flight.

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5th

8

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Ragmans Corner

11st 6lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gerard Keane

took keen hold, prominent

7/1

8th

9

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:17 Naas

Ragmans Corner

11st 4lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gerard Keane

Showed a hint of ability in his three completed maiden hurdles; should be more competitive on handicap debut.

22/1

6th

8

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 161y

14:20 Punchestown

Ragmans Corner

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gerard Keane

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, badly hampered by faller 1st, headway into midfield after 4 out, mistake 2 out, kept on

100/1

Form: 000

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No winning potential in three outings in maidens last month; perhaps a handicap prospect in due course.

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7th

2

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Juke Box Rock

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Beaten a long way in four maiden hurdles but is the second of three handicap debutants for this yard and worth a market check.

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Half-sister to trainer's 99-rated handicap hurdle winner Huckleberry Rock, dam bumper/hurdle winner; likely to need experience.

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16th

10

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:17 Naas

Missy Mu

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Shane Crawley

One of two runners for yard; well beaten in three maiden hurdles; interesting to see how she fares in the market relative to her stablemate.

22/1

5th

4

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Fairyhouse

Missy Mu

10st 13lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Shane Crawley

Tailed off in two runs at triple figure odds.

200/1

Form: 6

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Some merit in last month's run in a bumper at Thurles; not likely to pose a major threat.

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22th

3

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:12 Naas

Fernhill Fling

11st 12lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

always behind, didn't jump well

200/1

12th

3

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:58 Limerick

Fernhill Fling

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Mid-division in a Thurles bumper in November before well beaten on his hurdles bow at Navan; others preferred.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fourth foal; dam 2m hurdle winner, out of Flat/hurdle winner Annadot; from a small stable.

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20th

2

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Navan

Big Tom

11st 7lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Mrs Mary Whelehan

always behind, hampered by faller 1st

200/1

Form: 000

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No apparent chance on the evidence of three maiden hurdle outings in quick succession.

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5th

11

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Limerick

Without Exception

10st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear, mistake and jockey lost iron briefly 3rd, headway after 3 out

10/1

3rd

14

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:52 Down Royal

Without Exception

11st 1lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear, not fluent 4 out, headway after 3 out, kept on and went third run-in, no match for first two

66/1

0

9

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Without Exception

11st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Big prices and heavy defeats so far including when jumping poorly on handicap debut over 2m; big step up in trip which, on pedigree, may help.

20/1

Form:

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Never in serious contention first time out at Down Royal; not a likely contender.

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14th

11

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:17 Naas

Royal Time

11st 3lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Shane Crawley

Second runner for yard; best of three maiden runs was on debut at Down Royal; worth a check to see how he fares in the market relative to his stablemate.

22/1

19th

11

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:12 Naas

Royal Time

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Shane Crawley

Struggled on Down Royal debut and in a Navan event in which The Great Unknown was fifth.

200/1

22th

17

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Navan

Royal Time

11st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Shane Crawley

never better than midfield, towards rear when not fluent 4 out, weakening when mistake 2 out

100/1

Form: 00

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made little impact in two outings last month; one of trainer's three runners; best watched.

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13th

1

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Earlofbrackenstown

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Just a hint of ability in three completed maiden hurdles but is one of three handicap debutants for this yard and is worth a market check.

14/1

22th

11

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

Earlofbrackenstown

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear throughout

200/1

0

4

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Navan

Earlofbrackenstown

11st 7lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, brought down 1st

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First foal out of an unraced mare; fair pedigree but trainer probably has two stronger contenders in Jasko Des Dames and The Great Unknown.

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3rd

7

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:28 Fairyhouse

Lieber Nicc

12st 0lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Henry De Bromhead

Brought down early on debut but was a bit of an eyecatcher when eighth of 28 in what looked like a warm maiden hurdle at Leopardstown last month; may appreciate the switch to bumper company and one to consider.

5/1

8th

16

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

Lieber Nicc

11st 7lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, kept on well from last, never on terms

20/1

Form: 2-

Last run: 228 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Chased home shorter-priced stablemate Predators Gold on debut in a Punchestown bumper in April; the winner beat promising point winner Mossy Fen Park on hurdling debut at Punchestown recently.

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

1st

11

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 148y

13:45 Punchestown

Milo Lises

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Runner-up in the Goffs Defender Bumper at Punchestown on his sole run last season but three runs over hurdles so far have been failures; middle run at Tramore was not terrible and would give him a squeak here.

3/1

10th

7

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Milo Lises

11st 12lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: W P Mullins

Runner-up in a strong Punchestown bumper won by stablemate Predators Gold (second in a Grade 1 hurdle at Leopardstown at Christmas) sent off favourite for hurdling debut at Navan only to depart early; disappointing fourth at Tramore on second attempt.

7/2

Form: 0-0

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a bumper last term, not much better when big price on recent hurdling debut.

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

8th

1

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:00 Clonmel

Little Hero

12st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Paul Mulligan

towards rear, headway into midfield after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

100/1

0

18

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:05 Leopardstown

Little Hero

11st 0lb

J: Cian Walsh

T: Paul Mulligan

No sign of ability so far; 250-1 when fell at first in Navan maiden in which Butchers Hollow was second.

200/1

0

22

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Navan

Little Hero

11st 0lb

J: Cian Walsh

T: Paul Mulligan

towards rear, jumped left and fell 1st

200/1

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Payout
Exacta €141.00
Straight Forecast €105.20
Trifecta €530.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Jasko Des Dames

POSTDATA:

Jigoro

SPOTLIGHT:

Butcher Hollow