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14:50 Fairyhouse

Soft

SBK Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6413.04
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 11 runners
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SBK Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 178-5 BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point winner who won a Naas bumper this time last year; seventh having been hampered in the Champion Bumper was a big effort but hasn't been near that level since including hurdle bow last month.

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

1st

10

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Western Diego

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

made all, faced challenge when not fluent 2 out, ridden and went clear when not fluent last, comfortably

9/2

5th

21

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

12:45 Cork

Western Diego

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Point-to-point in January 2002; front-running winner of 2m3f Naas bumper last January after a year off; satisfactory run when seventh behind A Dream To Share in Champion Bumper at Cheltenham; has to be forgiven Punchestown flop but should be hard to beat in this grade.

2/1

8th

9

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 70y

18:30 Punchestown

Western Diego

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: W P Mullins

led, headed after 7f, weakened quickly and detached 5f out, tailed off

10/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1- D

Last run: 461 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Plenty to like about his debut when winning a Limerick bumper in October 2022; that form is nothing spectacular but likely improver if ready for his return and yard are in-form.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Shoot The Blues

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

prominent, went second before 2 out, soon challenging, no extra approaching last, no match for winner

5/2

1st

6

23rd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:20 Limerick

Shoot The Blues

12st 0lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Barry Connell

held up in rear, headway and short of room 3f out, ridden and challenging over 1f out, clear with one other and led inside final furlong, ran on

2/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 5 BF

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a Punchestown point last year but was turned over when even money for a course bumper in December; may need further but not ruled out.

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

1st

10

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Clonmel

Undeniable Alibi

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, pressed leaders going okay before straight, ridden to lead before last, jumped slightly right when faced challenge last, kept on well towards finish

9/4

3rd

9

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Undeniable Alibi

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't always jump with fluency, pressed winner, lost second and weakened before 2 out, mistake last

3/1

Form: 0/7-66 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

French bumper winner; has shown promise without setting the world alight since; probably his best effort since when sixth of 23 in a Leopardstown maiden hurdle last month; will need further progress.

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

4th

4

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Houlanbatordechais

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump well, prominent, lost touch before 2 out

9/2

6th

9

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Houlanbatordechais

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

Dual AQPS Flat winner has been disappoininting so far for Mullins yard; beaten 25l in this race last year on hurdling debut and well held on return at Cork earlier this month.

50/1

6th

8

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

12:45 Cork

Houlanbatordechais

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Won both starts in AQPS events in France in 2021; bought for 150,000Euros; bit slipped through his mouth in 2022 Champion Bumper at Cheltenham; again looked an awkward ride in Grade 2 Aintree event; ran only once last season, raced a bit keenly when seventh in 21-runner maiden hurdle at Leopardstown at Christmas.

10/1

Form: 40

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Promising fourth in a Curragh maiden for Dermot Weld but tailed off in two maiden hurdles since; handles testing ground and yard are in-form; could run well.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

12

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Collaborative

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Promising fourth in a Curragh maiden for Dermot Weld but tailed off in two maiden hurdles since; handles testing ground and yard are in-form; could run well.

18/1

14th

4

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

12:55 Punchestown

Collaborative

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Dam Magens Star won on the Flat and over hurdles; plenty of promise when fourth of 20 in 1m4f Curragh maiden on his only start for Dermot Weld; never dangerous remote fourth behind impressive Storm Heart on hurdles bow here last month; much more needed.

25/1

4th

1

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

13:45 Punchestown

Collaborative

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Dam Magens Star won three races on the Flat and two of her four starts over hurdles; showed plenty of promise when fourth of 20 in a 1m4f maiden at the Curragh in October on his only start for Dermot Weld; could make a useful recruit for Oliver McKiernan.

8/1

Form: 8-

Last run: 613 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Flat winner; distant eighth on hurdle/yard debut at Punchestown in May 2022 wasn't devoid of promise but this looks like a tough ask on the back of an absence.

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

6th

6

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Red Glory

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Flat winner; distant eighth on hurdle/yard debut at Punchestown in May 2022 wasn't devoid of promise but this looks like a tough ask on the back of an absence.

12/1

8th

10

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

13:20 Punchestown

Red Glory

11st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won off 65 for Ed Dunlop, his sole Flat win; 22,000gns purchase since; stamina seems assured; half-brother The Names Jock a recent Flat winner and hurdle winner; top yard.

4/1

Form: 2558

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Narrowly denied in a Downpatrick bumper in August; hasn't looked quite as effective over shorter trips on slower ground since; may be one for handicaps at this point.

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

1st

12

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 132y

14:33 Thurles

Stagecoach Mary

10st 11lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Garry Caldwell

made virtually all, didn't always jump with fluency, headed when mistake last, soon ridden, rallied when led again towards finish

12/1

7th

11

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Stagecoach Mary

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Garry Caldwell

Narrowly denied in a Downpatrick bumper in August; hasn't looked quite as effective over shorter trips on slower ground since; may be one for handicaps at this point.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Pulled up on only point start in April 2022; unlikely to be suited by this test; wears a tongue-tie.

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

5th

2

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 161y

14:20 Punchestown

Fremantle Doctor

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Kidd

T: John C McConnell

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in rear, mistake 4 out, headway when switched right before 2 out, soon nudged along, never near to challenge

100/1

8th

2

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Fremantle Doctor

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Pulled up on only point start in April 2022; unlikely to be suited by this test; wears a tongue-tie.

66/1

Form: 97560

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Poor bumper form and hasn't progressed over timber since.

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

9th

5

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Lake Manzaleh

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Patrick Griffin

Poor bumper form and hasn't progressed over timber since.

250/1

14th

8

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:12 Naas

Lake Manzaleh

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Patrick Griffin

Never raced for Godolphin; poor form in bumpers and a maiden hurdle for Shark Hanlon; tongue-tie now on stable debut.

200/1

OUR TIP

Form: PP/00

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Failed to complete in both 2021 starts and showed very little for new yard towards the end of last year.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

1

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Duke Of Doyen

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

Failed to complete in both 2021 starts and showed very little for new yard towards the end of last year.

200/1

14th

4

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:02 Clonmel

Duke Of Doyen

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

Pulled up on first two runs in 2021 and tailed off on the back of an absence last week; best watched.

33/1

12th

3

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Cork

Duke Of Doyen

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

Pulled up on both starts in May/June 2021 for David Christie, failing to settle in bumper and jumped poorly in Down Royal maiden hurdle; can only be watched on return.

100/1

Form: /7-709

Last run: 178 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Promising fourth in a bumper back in April 2022 on debut but tailed off in all four starts since and showed very little on both hurdle starts.

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

5th

3

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 132y

14:33 Thurles

Get It Right

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Sean Aherne

Good run in a Punchestown Festival bumper in 2022 but has never really kicked on from that; pulled up at Fairyhouse last time and makes little appeal.

20/1

0

3

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Get It Right

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Sean Aherne

Promising fourth in a bumper back in April 2022 on debut but tailed off in all four starts since and showed very little on both hurdle starts.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta €92.00
Straight Forecast €70.60
Trifecta €217.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Shoot The Blues

POSTDATA:

Houlanbatordechais

The Irish Sun:

Western Diego