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Earl Of Harrington Memorial Maiden Hunters Chase

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 6f 120y
  • 16 runners
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Earl Of Harrington Memorial Maiden Hunters Chase

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.20
  • Place: £1.70

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden point for Cormac Doyle in March and was runner-up in a winners' race on ndebut for this yard in May; only a 5yo and likely to be still improving, so can be a player if ready after his absence.

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2nd

4

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 123y

15:55 Thurles

Romeo Magico

11st 11lb

J: Mr D McGill

T: Emmet Mullins

Won a maiden point for Cormac Doyle last March and was runner-up in a winners' race on debut for this yard last May; looked a good addition to trainer's select team when winning at Limerick at Christmas; runner-up Casey West franked the form at Clonmel; progressive type.

2/1

1st

12

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

12:52 Limerick

Romeo Magico

12st 0lb

J: Mr D McGill

T: Emmet Mullins

Won a maiden point for Cormac Doyle in March and was runner-up in a winners' race on ndebut for this yard in May; only a 5yo and likely to be still improving, so can be a player if ready after his absence.

4/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 223/9

Last run: 121 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in bumpers and a maiden hurdle for Willie Mullins in 2021 before going missing; not a bad hurdle run on reappearance for this yard and second in two points since; could run well.

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1st

3

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

13:00 Clonmel

Casey West

12st 0lb

J: Mr T Power Roche

T: P J Rothwell

Placed in a maiden hurdle and two bumpers for Willie Mullins in 2021; off for more than two years before stable debut in a maiden hurdle at Ballinrobe last August; second in two maiden points in November; good effort for his in-form trainer when second at Limerick with Boss Robin 9 1/2l back in third, and Dromleigh fourth; leading contender.

11/4

2nd

4

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

12:52 Limerick

Casey West

12st 0lb

J: Mr T Power Roche

T: P J Rothwell

Placed in bumpers and a maiden hurdle for Willie Mullins in 2021 before going missing; not a bad hurdle run on reappearance for this yard and second in two points since; could run well.

10/1

9th

2

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

16:30 Ballinrobe

Casey West

11st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear of midfield

9/1

22/1

  • Place: £10.20

Form: 2-9

Last run: 237 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point winner was an 11l runner-up in a maiden hunter chase at Cork in April but has been below that form twice since.

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5th

5

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 123y

15:55 Thurles

Boss Robin

11st 7lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: John F Gleeson

Point winner on debut last February; 11l runner-up on his first hunter chase start at Cork last April; ran poorly at Tipperary in May and on his reappearance in the point-to-point field; held by Romeo Magico on Limerick form and failed to improve when fifth at Clonmel.

20/1

5th

2

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

13:00 Clonmel

Boss Robin

12st 0lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: John F Gleeson

Point winner on debut last February; 11l runner-up on his first hunter chase start at Cork last April; ran poorly at Tipperary in May and on his reappearance in the point-to-point field; much more like it when third at Limerick; has plenty to find with Casey West, closely matched with Dromleigh.

10/1

3rd

3

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

12:52 Limerick

Boss Robin

12st 0lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: John F Gleeson

Point winner was an 11l runner-up in a maiden hunter chase at Cork in April but has been below that form twice since.

22/1

Form: 69/3

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest hurdle efforts in 2021 but returned to win a maiden point in February; improved form on seasonal debut when a close third in a Fairyhouse hunter chase; a major player on that form.

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2nd

4

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

13:00 Clonmel

Dromleigh

12st 0lb

J: Mr M J O’Connor

T: Seamus Murnane

Modest hurdle efforts in 2021; returned to win a maiden point last February; fair effort on seasonal debut when a close third in a six-runner Fairyhouse hunter chase; appears well held by Casey West on Limerick running, but closely matched with Boss Robin.

6/1

4th

7

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

12:52 Limerick

Dromleigh

12st 0lb

J: Mr M J O’Connor

T: Seamus Murnane

Modest hurdle efforts in 2021 but returned to win a maiden point in February; improved form on seasonal debut when a close third in a Fairyhouse hunter chase; a major player on that form.

6/1

3rd

3

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 74y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Dromleigh

11st 4lb

J: Mr E Mahon

T: Seamus Murnane

Unplaced in two maiden hurdle outings in 2021; off for almost two years before 12l Kildorrery maiden win in February; moderate third of four finishers when raised in class at Belclare.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a 6yo plus maiden point earlier this month on sixth start in that sphere; will have to step up plenty in this grade.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

13:00 Clonmel

Ask Mike

12st 0lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Michael Butler

Finished alone for his maiden point success at Borris House; behind three of these rivals when fifth at Limerick on his racecourse debut; seems well held.

20/1

5th

2

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

12:52 Limerick

Ask Mike

12st 0lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Michael Butler

Won a 6yo plus maiden point earlier this month on sixth start in that sphere; will have to step up plenty in this grade.

20/1

33/1

Form: 4/005/

Last run: 760 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Maiden under all codes will have to step up hugely on point form lately.

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8

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

16:15 Naas

Salseros

12st 0lb

J: Mr J Ahern

T: G Ahern

held up in rear, slow jump and 2nd

100/1

6th

13

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

12:52 Limerick

Salseros

12st 0lb

J: Mr J Ahern

T: G Ahern

Maiden under all codes will have to step up hugely on point form lately.

33/1

5th

10

27th Nov 2021

Good

2m 5f 0y

11:30 Fairyhouse

Salseros

12st 0lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: Barry Connell

Modest maiden over hurdles was well beaten on chasing debut lately and has a lot on his plate here.

100/1

Form: 3/3F0-

Last run: 327 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First reserve; placed a number of times over hurdles and fences in France and UK; won a maiden point in May but well held in two opens lately.

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6th

13

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Amenon

12st 0lb

J: Neil Corkery

T: Turlough O’Connor

.

100/1

7th

17

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

12:52 Limerick

Amenon

12st 0lb

J: Ms S C McNamara

T: Turlough O’Connor

First reserve; placed a number of times over hurdles and fences in France and UK; won a maiden point in May but well held in two opens lately.

11th

6

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:00 Chepstow

Amenon

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Maiden; close up in two 2m4f hurdles last spring, including on heavy; had chase form in France but hasn't been in great form back over fences (3m1f/2m7f) this winter and was beaten when falling heavily late on at Lingfield in December; has something to prove with cheekpieces added.

8/1

Form: 06

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Three-time point winner but has been poor in a bumper and hunters' chase (jumped poorly) on last two starts and has questions to answer today.

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9th

6

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

13:00 Clonmel

Keep Me Posted

12st 0lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Thomas S Costello

Three-time winner in points; struggled in a bumper last May and when jumping poorly at Fairyhouse in November; reportedly raced without hind shoes when tailed off in the Limerick contest in which Casey West was second.

25/1

8th

10

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

12:52 Limerick

Keep Me Posted

12st 0lb

J: Ms E C Costello

T: Thomas S Costello

Three-time point winner but has been poor in a bumper and hunters' chase (jumped poorly) on last two starts and has questions to answer today.

20/1

6th

5

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 74y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Keep Me Posted

11st 4lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Thomas S Costello

Useful sort in points; beat subsequent chase winner Busty Boy at Ballindenisk in January and made it three wins from six starts when scoring readily at Oldcastle in April; something amiss when completely tailed off in a bumper at Tipperary in May; tongue-tie fitted now; remains an interesting hunter chase prospect.

11/2

Form: 9-

Last run: 423 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in two maiden points lately but will have to step tackling this grade; cheekpieces added.

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0

1

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

12:52 Limerick

Arctic Skua

12st 0lb

J: Mr B Barry

T: Vincent Laurence Halley

Runner-up in two maiden points lately but will have to step tackling this grade; cheekpieces added.

20/1

9th

1

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Wexford

Arctic Skua

11st 12lb

J: Mr B Barry

T: Vincent Laurence Halley

Half-brother to several NH winners was pulled-up when favourite for a Curraghmore maiden point-to-point in April; others preferred.

66/1

3

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

14:45 Fairyhouse

Arctic Skua

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Vincent Laurence Halley

Half-brother to several NH winners was pulled-up when favourite for a Curraghmore maiden point' in April; will have to be above average to take this on rules debut.

100/1

Form: 38607-

Last run: 243 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in UK but became regressive and had two wind surgeries; won a maiden point and ran respectably in two winners races for this yard but will have to step up today.

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0

5

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

12:52 Limerick

Commander Of Ten

12st 0lb

J: Mr T Walsh

T: Aidan Fitzgerald

Showed some ability in UK but became regressive and had two wind surgeries; won a maiden point and ran respectably in two winners races for this yard but will have to step up today.

16/1

7th

7

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:10 Southwell

Commander Of Ten

11st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Michael Scudamore

in rear and on outer

22/1

10th

9

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

13:45 Exeter

Commander Of Ten

11st 7lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Michael Scudamore

took keen hold, held up in rear

16/1

Form: 0/

Last run: 1064 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Narrowly won a maiden point in November but was well beaten in a winners' race since and will have better that run by a long way.

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0

8

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

12:52 Limerick

Jimmybrien

12st 0lb

J: Ms H Phillips

T: M J Phillips

Narrowly won a maiden point in November but was well beaten in a winners' race since and will have better that run by a long way.

25/1

Form: 3-

Last run: 269 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed improved form lately to win a maiden and winners' point on heavy ground; was previously 3rd in a maiden hunters chase but is probably a better horse now; a player with cheekpieces on.

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0

9

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

12:52 Limerick

John The Spark

12st 0lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Showed improved form lately to win a maiden and winners' point on heavy ground; was previously 3rd in a maiden hunters chase but is probably a better horse now; a player with cheekpieces on.

7/1

3rd

5

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 100y

17:10 Downpatrick

John The Spark

12st 0lb

J: Mr D G Lavery

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, went second before 3 out, lost second and weakening when mistake 2 out, no extra from last

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden point for this yard on debut in February 2022 and was sold to Fergal O'Brien after but never raced for him; pulled-up on recent return and has to improve plenty on that.

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4th

12

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

13:00 Clonmel

Stormy Story

12st 0lb

J: Mr P A King

T: S Curling

Won a maiden point for this yard on debut in February 2022; sold to Fergal O'Brien but never raced in Britain; big price when pulled up at Limerick on racecourse debut.

40/1

0

14

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

12:52 Limerick

Stormy Story

12st 0lb

J: Mr J C Canavan

T: S Curling

Won a maiden point for this yard on debut in February 2022 and was sold to Fergal O'Brien after but never raced for him; pulled-up on recent return and has to improve plenty on that.

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Dual point winner, including an impressive score at Boulta last time against her own sex; makes debut for this yard with a tongue-tie added and should run well.

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0

15

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

12:52 Limerick

Dul Ar Aghaidh

11st 7lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: W J Burke

Dual point winner, including an impressive score at Boulta last time against her own sex; makes debut for this yard with a tongue-tie added and should run well.

6/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Two wins from four starts in points, including an impressive score in a winners' race at Ballindenisk last time against her own sex; represents a top yard in this sphere and has a hood added for rules debut; respected.

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16

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

12:52 Limerick

Hathaways Cottage

11st 7lb

J: Mr B O’Neill

T: D M Christie

Two wins from four starts in points, including an impressive score in a winners' race at Ballindenisk last time against her own sex; represents a top yard in this sphere and has a hood added for rules debut; respected.

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second reserve; maiden point winner ran well enough in a winners' race lately but will have to step up in this company.

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0

18

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

12:52 Limerick

Nene River

12st 0lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: Emmet Mullins

Second reserve; maiden point winner ran well enough in a winners' race lately but will have to step up in this company.

8

18th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

20:25 Tipperary

Nene River

11st 7lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

13

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:25 Killarney

Nene River

11st 4lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

Half-brother to useful hurdle/chase winner Omar Maretti; won a maiden point for Tom Ellis in Britain eight weeks ago; bought for GBP65,000 to join Emmet Mullins; interesting prospect, though the trip is possibly on the sharp side for him.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta €186.00
Straight Forecast €190.20
Trifecta €9331.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hathaways Cottage

The Irish Sun:

Casey West

POSTDATA:

Dromleigh