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Annual Membership Available Rated Novice Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 7 runners
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Annual Membership Available Rated Novice Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: -63410 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Flat winner in Britain; opened hurdles account at the sixth attempt, landing a C&D maiden in November; down the field in a valuable handicap at Fairyhouse last month; more relevant form in this context is his fourth placing in the Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel; also managed a fine third on the Flat in the Naas November Handicap; makes plenty of appeal in this grade.

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

1st

1

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:47 Cork

Flamborough

11st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Flat winner in Britain; opened hurdles account at the sixth attempt, landing a C&D maiden in November; down the field in a valuable handicap at Fairyhouse last month; more relevant form in this context is his fourth placing in the Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel; also managed a fine third on the Flat in the Naas November Handicap; makes plenty of appeal in this grade.

9/4

14th

10

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Flamborough

10st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

took keen hold, prominent

10/1

1st

2

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Cork

Flamborough

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Flat winner when trained by the Johnstons in UK; has run well in defeat over hurdles for this yard, notably in the Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel; fine 3rd in the Naas November Handicap since; should go close back to hurdles.

5/2

6/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 35P406

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

AW winner; 0-10 over hurdles; mostly ordinary form since second to the useful Sir Allen at Naas last February; out of the money in handicaps on his last two starts; leaving him with plenty to prove.

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22

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

Morning Soldier

10st 1lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Thomas Mullins

Best recent effort when second in a 2m handicap hurdle at Cork last month; much more needed.

25/1

2nd

5

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:47 Cork

Morning Soldier

11st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

AW winner; 0-10 over hurdles; mostly ordinary form since second to the useful Sir Allen at Naas last February; out of the money in handicaps on his last two starts; leaving him with plenty to prove.

6/1

6th

3

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Morning Soldier

11st 6lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Maiden was runner-up to Sir Allen at Naas in February; hasn't built on that but not much to find with Media Naranja on running at Fairyhouse last time and tongue-tie fitted.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-2130 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Flat handicap winner over 1m5f; made all to win a 2m Punchestown maiden hurdle in June; came from off the pace when third on handicap debut at the same venue after five months off, with a below-par El Champo in rear; down the field in a competitive 2m novice handicap at Leopardstown after Christmas.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:47 Cork

Striking

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Mrs John Harrington

Flat handicap winner over 1m5f; made all to win a 2m Punchestown maiden hurdle in June; came from off the pace when third on handicap debut at the same venue after five months off, with a below-par El Champo in rear; down the field in a competitive 2m novice handicap at Leopardstown after Christmas.

3/1

15th

2

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Striking

11st 12lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders

11/1

3rd

4

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

15:08 Punchestown

Striking

11st 8lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs John Harrington

Tailed off on the Flat at Down Royal when last seen in June, possibly feeling the effects of a wide margin hurdle win at this venue earlier in the month; feasibly treated and could go well if ready after 154 days off.

8/1

Form: 161194 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Contributed to his stable's excellent season by winning three of his five handicap hurdle starts between August and November going up 22lb in the process; switched to chasing at Limerick last time, when set quite a stiff task in a race of this type; yard continues in good form, so should not be be ruled out.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

1

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Fairyhouse

El Champo

12st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

led, not fluent 2nd, headed and raced in second from 3rd, joined leader before 4 out, led again before 3 out, headed before 2 out, weakening when mistake 2 out

5/1

4th

3

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:47 Cork

El Champo

11st 9lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Contributed to his stable's excellent season by winning three of his five handicap hurdle starts between August and November going up 22lb in the process; switched to chasing at Limerick last time, when set quite a stiff task in a race of this type; yard continues in good form, so should not be be ruled out.

9/2

4th

5

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

14:40 Limerick

El Champo

11st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Has won three of his last five handicap hurdles but wasn't at his best in the latest; now goes chasing but has a bit to find with a couple of these on hurdling figures.

8/1

Form: 522601 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Joined this yard in September after winning a 2m4f claimer on testing ground at Clonmel; went close in a novice handicap at Downpatrick in October; struggled when raised in class but found his form again when landing a Limerick contest eight days ago, with The Shantou King soundly beaten in fourth.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Fairyhouse

Starman

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Anthony McCann

Gained a third hurdle win in a novice at Limerick but not as good at Cork subsequently, shaping like he may want a step back up in trip; type to bounce back at least.

16/1

5th

6

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:47 Cork

Starman

11st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Anthony McCann

Joined this yard in September after winning a 2m4f claimer on testing ground at Clonmel; went close in a novice handicap at Downpatrick in October; struggled when raised in class but found his form again when landing a Limerick contest eight days ago, with The Shantou King soundly beaten in fourth.

5/1

1st

7

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

Starman

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Anthony McCann

Joined this yard in September after winning a 2m4f claimer on testing ground at Clonmel; nearly struck off this mark in novice handicap at Downpatrick; heavy defeats in higher grade last twice.

12/1

Form: 5271P4 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Ran well in several bumpers and made most to win a 2m Listowel maiden on fourth start over hurdles; pulled up in a 3m novice event here in November; dropped away from two out in race won by Starman at Limerick eight days ago.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

7

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:47 Cork

The Shantou King

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

Ran well in several bumpers and made most to win a 2m Listowel maiden on fourth start over hurdles; pulled up in a 3m novice event here in November; dropped away from two out in race won by Starman at Limerick eight days ago.

14/1

4th

2

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

The Shantou King

12st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Aengus King

Ran well in a few bumpers and made all to win a 2m Listowel maiden (yielding/soft) on fourth start over hurdles; pulled up in a three-miler latest.

10/1

0

3

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:05 Cork

The Shantou King

11st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

Showed improved form to win a Listowel maiden last time over 2m but needs plenty more now stepped up hugely in trip; cheekpieces retained.

20/1

Form: /56-10 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Odds-on winner of a 2m Tramore maiden last August on his ninth start over hurdles; subsequently left Martin Brassil; failed to stay when tried over an extended 3m in a handicap at Punchestown on his first start for this stable; this should suit much better.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

4

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:47 Cork

Doctor Brown Bear

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Eamon Courtney

Odds-on winner of a 2m Tramore maiden last August on his ninth start over hurdles; subsequently left Martin Brassil; failed to stay when tried over an extended 3m in a handicap at Punchestown on his first start for this stable; this should suit much better.

10/1

12th

9

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Punchestown

Doctor Brown Bear

10st 4lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Eamon Courtney

Odds-on winner of a 2m Tramore maiden in August on his ninth start over hurdles; unknown quantity at this trip; has changed stable.

12/1

1st

2

18th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:33 Tramore

Doctor Brown Bear

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

Juvenile form was decent; obtained ample experience, if somewhat frustrating; in theory his Cheltenham sixth when last seen should be enough here but far from convinced he'll show his best.

Evs

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Payout
Exacta €94.00
Straight Forecast €107.60
Trifecta €405.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Flamborough

TOPSPEED:

Striking

POSTDATA:

Starman

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Flamborough

The Irish Sun:

Flamborough