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Connolly’s RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £10442.48
  • 2m 3f 0y
  • 10 runners
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Connolly’s RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 364

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Local hope has shown ability in bumpers including when fourth to promising type at Galway in October (second and third have won over hurdles since); respected on hurdling debut.

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4

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Thegraveyardbookie

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

Promise in bumpers and improved for further when winning a maiden hurdle at Limerick in December; tough ask in a novice hurdle since and may bounce back.

15/2

6th

6

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 21y

13:55 Naas

Thegraveyardbookie

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Overcame plenty of adversity to win a Limerick maiden hurdle in extraordinary fashion in December; probably a decent enough prospect but could well find this a bit too taxing at this stage.

16/1

1st

11

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Thegraveyardbookie

11st 8lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Local hope has shown ability in bumpers including when fourth to promising type at Galway in October (second and third have won over hurdles since); respected on hurdling debut.

100/30

10/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 2P

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won two points in the spring and creditable second on rules debut in Clonmel maiden; pulled up over this trip at same venue last time; tongue-tie.

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2nd

7

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

15:45 Limerick

On Lovers Walk

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Gerard Kelleher

raced wide, prominent, went second and pushed along before 2 out, soon weakened, no match for winner

7/4

9th

8

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:30 Fairyhouse

On Lovers Walk

11st 4lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Gerard Kelleher

midfield

8/1

3rd

8

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

12:30 Thurles

On Lovers Walk

11st 6lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Gerard Kelleher

didn't always jump with fluency, midfield, in touch with leaders 5th, outpaced when jumped slightly right 2 out, ran on after last, went third towards finish

7/2

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7/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 30-32

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Mild promise in bumpers; placed over 2m4f both hurdle outings this term, latterly when second at Wexford (heavy) to a horse that had finished behind Thegraveyardbookie in a Galway bumper; leading contender.

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1st

5

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:25 Navan

Iceberg Theory

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Third of seven behind The Yellow Clay on debut in a Leopardstown bumper last season and hit the frame in trio of maiden hurdle starts this campaign; form of his third to Black Bamboo on return has worked out quite nicely and he should go well if he takes to first-time cheekpieces.

5/2

3rd

1

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Iceberg Theory

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Mild promise in bumpers; placed over 2m4f both hurdle outings this term, latterly when second at Wexford (heavy) to a horse that had finished behind Thegraveyardbookie in a Galway bumper; leading contender.

7/4

2nd

4

17th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:50 Wexford

Iceberg Theory

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

in touch with leaders, headway and went second 2 out, soon ridden, keeping on when mistake last, no match for winner

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to 2m4f/2m7f hurdle winner makes rules debut for King George-winning trainer after winning two of his five starts in points; cheekpieces.

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0

3

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

13:40 Gowran Park

La Vega Moon

11st 6lb

J: Miss P Elvin

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won two of his five starts in points for Donnchadh Doyle; shaped quite well when fourth over 2m3f at Limerick last month on stable and hurdling debut; may find the two bumper winners too strong.

11/2

4th

5

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

14:35 Limerick

La Vega Moon

11st 10lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Half-brother to 2m4f/2m7f hurdle winner makes rules debut for King George-winning trainer after winning two of his five starts in points; cheekpieces.

10/1

Form: 44

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point winner on heavy in March; respectable runs in first two maidens, most recently over this trip at Clonmel when fourth of 17 at huge odds.

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6th

8

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Leopardstown

Magic Sadler

11st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Point-to-point winner is 0-5 hurdling but going the right way in 2m4f maidens of late; shapes as though this longer trip will suit and not one to dismiss on handicap debut.

16/1

4th

6

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

14:50 Punchestown

Magic Sadler

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

in touch with leaders, towards rear 5th

8/1

3rd

4

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 65y

15:25 Fairyhouse

Magic Sadler

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

raced wide, in touch with leaders, headway after 3 out, went third before 2 out, kept on

14/1

Form: 02

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point winner on heavy; probably didn't achieve a great deal when well-beaten second to long odds-on favourite at Fairyhouse (2m7f) although third ran fairly well off 104 in Leopardstown handicap.

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7th

8

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:22 Cork

Metalor

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

Distant second at Fairyhouse was an improved effort on his penultimate start but was tailed off on very testing ground last week and best watched.

20/1

6th

2

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Metalor

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

Point winner on heavy; probably didn't achieve a great deal when well-beaten second to long odds-on favourite at Fairyhouse (2m7f) although third ran fairly well off 104 in Leopardstown handicap.

7/1

2nd

6

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 110y

12:20 Fairyhouse

Metalor

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

took keen hold, prominent, headway on inner and went second before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, soon no chance with winner but kept on

25/1

Form: F-7

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out the back when fell on last year's debut at Listowel; failed to beat a rival on Navan return.

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8th

7

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

12:30 Thurles

Kilbride Hill

11st 6lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Beaten a long way in two completed maiden hurdles; makes no appeal.

66/1

7th

9

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Kilbride Hill

11st 8lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Out the back when fell on last year's debut at Listowel; failed to beat a rival on Navan return.

50/1

7th

1

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Navan

Kilbride Hill

11st 12lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

towards rear, brief headway 3 out, no impression before 2 out

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to several Flat winners, one of whom scored over hurdles; has taken a while to reach the track and best watched on debut.

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0

6

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

12:30 Thurles

Diduhearabourichie

11st 6lb

J: Niall Moore

T: John M Burke

didn't jump with fluency, in rear, detached when mistake 4th, weakened 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

100/1

8th

8

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Diduhearabourichie

11st 8lb

J: Daniel King

T: John M Burke

Half-brother to several Flat winners, one of whom scored over hurdles; has taken a while to reach the track and best watched on debut.

50/1

Form: 89

Last run: 98 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point winner in January for Derek O'Connor; fairly inauspicious start over hurdles, beaten 42l at Downpatrick (2m2f; 7-1) and 52l at Listowel (2m4f).

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2nd

6

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:55 Cork

Now Is The Hour

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Very much on the improve; would have landed a Limerick maiden hurdle at Christmas but for falling, has put that to rights since by winning a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle and bossing a 3m Grade 2 novice at Haydock; big step back in trip here for his chase debut but effective over at least 2m3f and likely to be hard to beat.

6/4

Form: P9

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Big prices and has shown nothing in first two outings.

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8

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 167y

15:43 Thurles

Western Express

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Ronald O’Leary

Has shown nothing in three starts and makes no appeal.

100/1

0

4

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Western Express

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Ronald O’Leary

Big prices and has shown nothing in first two outings.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta €659.00
Straight Forecast €1105.50
Trifecta €1686.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Iceberg Theory

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Iceberg Theory

TOPSPEED:

Iceberg Theory

POSTDATA:

Iceberg Theory

The Irish Sun:

Iceberg Theory