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14:55 Leopardstown

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Timeless Sash Windows Irish EBF Novice Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £13053.1
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 9 runners
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Timeless Sash Windows Irish EBF Novice Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 75-321

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Clear of the rest when second to the Royal Bond third An Tobar in a maiden at Fairyhouse (2m, heavy) before justifying favouritism on similar ground at Limerick (by 2l and workmanlike); could have got in lightly for handicap debut and he's one for the shortlist.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Champagne Admiral

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: P A Fahy

took keen hold, led, 3 lengths ahead halfway, much reduced lead when not fluent 3 out, soon headed, weakened before 2 out

25/1

5th

2

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Champagne Admiral

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

soon disputed lead, pressed leader when not fluent 3rd, mistake 4th, mistake 4 out, soon dropped to rear

5/2

1st

9

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Champagne Admiral

10st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

made virtually all, soon led at slow pace, increased tempo before 7th, not fluent 3 out, faced challenges but going okay after 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in

11/2

11/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 7-11 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Won a Galway maiden with a bit up his sleeve and followed up in a 2m4f novice at Fairyhouse when strong through the line (both on soft); that form looks all the better now with the runner-up finishing third in a Grade 2 at Limerick earlier this week; interesting.

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2nd

13

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Waterford Whispers

11st 0lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Unexposed sort who beat Answer To Kayf at Fairyhouse (2m4f, soft; won going away) in December, following up his reappearance success; ran creditably at Leopardstown (2m4f, soft to heavy) in the hat-trick attempt, beating all bar a rival who dictated the pace; should have more to offer and looks an ideal type for this race; strongly respected.

7/2

2nd

5

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Waterford Whispers

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Henry De Bromhead

took keen hold, pressed leaders, went second and challenging on outer before last, ridden and kept on well run-in, no match for winner

11/4

11

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Waterford Whispers

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Henry De Bromhead

Cost 62,000euros as a 3yo; some debut promise in 2m maiden here at Easter and reappeared to readily land weak enough Galway maiden in late October, plenty green but finding plenty to win going away; bare form doesn't amount to much but gave the impression he could be a big improver upped in trip and Mark Walsh prefers him to Sundial.

4/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 443211

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Dug deep when it mattered to defy top weight on his handicap debut at Punchestown (2m, soft) and this 4yo is effectively only 2lb higher when taking into account Danny Gilligan's claim; looks a player.

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8

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Yeats Star

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gordon Elliott

Successful twice (2m2f/2m) on soft ground in the autumn; good third in a couple of handicaps at Leopardstown (2m4f/3m) since and the latest effort shows he's effective in a huge field; ties in with Waterford Whispers on the penultimate piece of form; consistent and steadily progressive, so looks set for another big run.

16/1

3rd

8

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Yeats Star

11st 6lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield when bit short of room before 5th

25/1

3rd

2

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Yeats Star

11st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

briefly led, soon raced in second, not fluent 6th, lost second on inner before last, kept on, no match for first two

7/2

Form: 04158

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Won his maiden at Ballinrobe (2m2f, yielding) quite nicely but has offered little in two heavy-ground handicaps, at 3m and 2m; may need better ground.

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4th

11

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Quarry Rocco

10st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

held up in rear, headway before 2 out, went fourth but no extra before last

33/1

8th

2

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:07 Gowran Park

Quarry Rocco

11st 6lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear throughout

16/1

Form: 43-551 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Had two runs over fences before winning a big-field handicap at Punchestown 17 days ago (2m3f, heavy) when extending his advantage at the line; has to deal with a 7lb rise in stronger company this time.

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3rd

8

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Petit King

11st 2lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Edward Cawley

prominent, jumped slightly left 3rd, 10 lengths down when left in lead 3 out, soon joined, headed and lost second approaching last, kept on, no match for winner

16/1

4th

9

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:27 Naas

Petit King

10st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Edward Cawley

Won and came 3rd in 2m4f Punchestown handicaps lately; respectable run over fences last time; has a chance back over hurdles.

8/1

5th

6

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:40 Clonmel

Petit King

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Reverted back to hurdles after two average runs over fences, winning a heavy ground Punchestown handicap and narrowly beaten at the same venue last week off a 7lb higher mark; good time to go back over fences in all likelihood, cheekpieces are retained and no surprise if he did better this time.

6/1

Form: 85825-

Last run: 255 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Beaten five times for Michael Bowe but produced one notable effort when second to the smart Feronily (the third also useful) in a 2m3f maiden at Limerick in March (soft to heavy); would be very well handicapped on his debut for Willie Mullins if rediscovering that level of form; Brian Hayes has ridden him the last twice.

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8th

2

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Linden Arden

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Won a Punchestown maiden hurdle (2m4f) on second start for this yard (too keen first start) and put in a solid Thurles handicap effort since over 2m7f; this trip suits better and a hood could help him relax more; seriously considered.

2/1

3rd

3

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 159y

17:10 Thurles

Linden Arden

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

prominent, pressed leader before 5th, led narrowly 4 out

9/4

1st

5

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

14:50 Punchestown

Linden Arden

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

made all

6/4

Form: 510 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Conditions were testing when winning at Wexford (2m4f) and he followed that with a nothing run behind Waterford Whispers at Fairyhouse; that leaves him with a question to answer on handicap debut.

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14th

4

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Sportinthepark

11st 10lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

Won a heavy ground maiden hurdle at Wexford in November; no show on his handicap debut at Leopardstown; ended up third in Down Royal event in which Redstone fell; needs to find extra, cheekpieces fitted.

16/1

3rd

3

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Down Royal

Sportinthepark

11st 10lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

midfield, hampered by faller 6th, headway after 7th, left in lead 3 out, headed after last, no extra final 110yds

16/1

7th

4

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Sportinthepark

11st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Noel Meade

Conditions were testing when winning at Wexford (2m4f) and he followed that with a nothing run behind Waterford Whispers at Fairyhouse; that leaves him with a question to answer on handicap debut.

20/1

Form: 3315 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

25-1 when tailed off in a Listed hurdle for mares 17 days ago; had previously won a heavy-ground maiden at Clonmel and handicap newcomers from this yard always command a close look; Mullins also runs Linden Arden.

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8th

7

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Mount Sinai

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

25-1 when tailed off in a Listed hurdle for mares 17 days ago; had previously won a heavy-ground maiden at Clonmel and handicap newcomers from this yard always command a close look; Mullins also runs Linden Arden.

7/1

5th

6

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

14:00 Punchestown

Mount Sinai

10st 11lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

Beaten favourite in bumpers at Sligo in August and at the Listowel festival, racing a bit keenly on both occasions; settled better when beating a well-fancied rival in a maiden hurdle over a similar trip to this at Clonmel; Paul Townend on A Penny A Hundred.

10/1

1st

11

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 118y

14:35 Clonmel

Mount Sinai

11st 7lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

prominent, not fluent 1st, good jump and pressed leader from 2nd, briefly led from 3rd, raced in second after 4th, disputed lead from 4 out, led narrowly when wandered on approach 2 out, soon clear going best, easily

7/4

Form: 3-3U15

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Won his Gowran maiden by 10l (2m, heavy) and raced a bit keenly when 15l off Waterford Whispers at Fairyhouse (upped to 2m4f); has a pull in the weights with the winner but will need to give himself a chance.

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6th

2

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Western Fold

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a maiden at Gowran (2m, heavy) in November on fourth start; major improvement to score by 15l in a novice at Down Royal (2m1f, soft) in January; weakened from three out after being ridden prominently in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham; perhaps not sure to stay.

8/1

13

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Western Fold

11st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a maiden at Gowran (2m, heavy) in November on fourth start and huge improvement to score by 15l in a novice at Down Royal (2m1f, soft) in January latest; fell at halfway on penultimate start in his only handicap (2m4f); has a tempting mark in this top handicap and there's enough stamina in pedigree to make today's third attempt at this sort of trip look worth a go.

22/1

1st

3

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:10 Down Royal

Western Fold

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent on far side of group 4 out, led going best before 2 out, clear when ridden after 2 out, pushed out, comfortably

9/2

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Payout
Exacta €430.00
Straight Forecast €462.50
Tricast €3268.70
Trifecta €1447.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Waterford Whispers

SPOTLIGHT:

Linden Arden

TOPSPEED:

Barry Lyndon

The Irish Sun:

Waterford Whispers

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Linden Arden