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Yielding To Soft

Franciscan Well Rated Novice Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7439.13
  • 2m 1f 33y
  • 6 runners
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Franciscan Well Rated Novice Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.10
  • Place: £2.30

Form: -3U15F

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Ran well in both bumper starts without winning; got off the mark in a Gowran maiden hurdle (2m) and ran creditably in a Fairyhouse novice (2m4f) but has failed to complete either side of that; has a shout if his jumping holds up.

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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

0

6

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Western Fold

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

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.

14/1

6

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Western Fold

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Promising debut when third in the Goffs Defender Bumper at the Punchestown festival but disappointed when odds at Downpatrick; unseated early on hurdles debut before clear-cut winner of ordinary Gowran 4yo maiden last month, having led from halfway; stiffer task here but going the right way.

9/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 10-71

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a Gowran bumper on debut a year ago but then cut no ice in the Cheltenham bumper; won a Cork maiden hurdle recently on second start in this discipline and has to be taken seriously.

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4th

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

D Art D Art

11st 11lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

Won a bumper at this venue on debut just over a year ago but then cut no ice in the Cheltenham bumper; won a Cork maiden hurdle recently on second start; made a costly mistake three out in a novice event at Down Royal last time.

5/1

2nd

4

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:10 Down Royal

D Art D Art

11st 11lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

led, headed and lost ground when bad mistake 3 out

7/2

1st

3

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:12 Cork

D Art D Art

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

Bumper winner on debut before finding the Champion Bumper too tough; ran well for a long way on return (made bad mistake 2 out when tired) at Naas finishing behind re-opposing Will Wilde; could come on for that and one to consider here.

15/2

Form: 5261 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed ability in points and bumpers without winning but displayed much-improved form when winning a maiden hurdle over C&D at Christmas time; should have improved from that hurdling debut and be a major player.

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3rd

2

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:10 Down Royal

The Other Mozzie

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Showed ability in points and bumpers without winning but displayed much-improved form when winning a maiden hurdle over C&D at Christmas time; should have improved from that hurdling debut and be a major player.

11/4

1st

1

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

12:13 Down Royal

The Other Mozzie

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

didn't always jump with fluency, midfield

7/2

6th

6

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Fairyhouse

The Other Mozzie

12st 0lb

J: Mr D G Lavery

T: Gavin Cromwell

Finished runner-up in a point and improved from his rules debut when runner-up in a Galway bumper in October; that form has been boosted with the third and fifth winning since and he's the only one with rules experience.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 3-3331

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Showed ability in bumpers without winning; all three hurdle starts have come at Ayr over 2m and got off the mark on latest when a comfortable winner (hvy); a repeat of that will see him involved and will be suited by plenty of rain.

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4th

1

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:10 Down Royal

Joshua Des Flos

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Showed ability in bumpers without winning; all three hurdle starts have come at Ayr over 2m and got off the mark on latest when a comfortable winner (hvy); a repeat of that will see him involved and will be suited by plenty of rain.

4/1

1st

4

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Joshua Des Flos

11st 8lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Third in a hot Punchestown maiden (2m3f, yielding) on hurdle debut in November 2022 and also on consecutive C&D starts towards end of last year; not yet tested on heavy ground but today's race looks easier than his latest and he ought to play a leading role.

11/10

4/1

Form: 525-13 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed ability in bumpers without winning; got off the mark in a Tramore 2m maiden hurdle in November before a cracking run in a Cheltenham novice when should have finished closer; can be involved.

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5th

5

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:10 Down Royal

Soldante

11st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Showed ability in bumpers without winning; got off the mark in a Tramore 2m maiden hurdle in November before a cracking run in a Cheltenham novice when should have finished closer; can be involved.

4/1

3rd

4

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

12:05 Cheltenham

Soldante

11st 6lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Some of his bumper form reads well, despite no win, and he got up close home from a 2-9 favourite in 12-runner maiden at Tramore (2m, soft) 17 days ago on first attempt over hurdles; now tongue tied first time; needs another step forward but impressed with his strong finish last time.

16/1

1st

7

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

12:30 Tramore

Soldante

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

in touch with leaders early, not fluent 1st, prominent 2 out (usual 4 out), ridden when went second omitted 2 out, stayed on to lead towards finish

11/2

Form: 6-273

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Was a well-held 2nd to the classy Readin Tommy Wrong in a Tipperary bumper in May but hasn't been near that level in two maiden hurdles; has to do much better.

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6th

8

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:10 Down Royal

Ah Remy Martin

11st 1lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Thomas Gibney

Was a well-held 2nd to the classy Readin Tommy Wrong in a Tipperary bumper in May but hasn't been near that level in two maiden hurdles; has to do much better.

25/1

3rd

1

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 143y

12:40 Fairyhouse

Ah Remy Martin

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Thomas Gibney

unruly at the post, took keen hold, raced in second and briefly disputed lead, lost second but prominent before 3 out

12/1

7th

2

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:32 Navan

Ah Remy Martin

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Thomas Gibney

in touch with leaders

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €121.00
Straight Forecast €113.80
Trifecta €604.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Other Mozzie

The Irish Sun:

D Art D Art

TOPSPEED:

My Gaffer

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Soldante

POSTDATA:

The Other Mozzie