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13:20 Leopardstown

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Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £76956.52
  • 2m 6f 78y
  • 6 runners
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Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £19.20
  • Place: £4.10

Form: /12-51

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point winner; runner-up to Ballyburn in a Punchestown festival bumper last season; low-key return when not jumping too well at Navan but put that behind him back at that venue subsequently; won going away, suggesting this step up in trip won't be an issue and while Predators Gold appears to be the yard's first-string, the yard won this with their second-string in 2022.

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

1st

1

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 78y

13:20 Leopardstown

Dancing City

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

led, joined after 4th, headed and prominent before 5th, not fluent 6th, led again before last, ridden and kept on well after last

14/1

1st

2

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Navan

Dancing City

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, good headway and went third 2 out, pushed along approaching last, ridden and went second after last, ran on well to lead inside final 110yds, won going away

5/4

7/4

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 1-12

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won the valuable Goffs Defender Bumper at last year's Punchestown Festival on his debut and made easy work of a maiden hurdle at Punchestown on this season's return; was no match for Caldwell Potter in a Grade 1 here since but probably unsuited by the drop back to two miles and it must be significant that he's the choice of Paul Townend over three other nice prospects for the yard; back up in trip and likely to go well.

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2nd

4

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 78y

13:20 Leopardstown

Predators Gold

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, headway before 2 out, went second when ridden and kept on after last, no match for winner

7/4

2nd

6

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Predators Gold

11st 12lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

raced in third, went second after 3 out, went clear with winner approaching last, mistake last, kept on, no match for winner

7/1

1st

13

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 87y

12:13 Punchestown

Predators Gold

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Impressive when landing the valuable Goffs Defender Bumper at the Punchestown festival on debut, travelling well throughout and pedigree suggests he'll relish the step up in trip; 214 days off but absence not a concern for one from this yard.

1/2

Form: P-8111 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Has looked progressive this season, leaving her return run behind when bolting up in a maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse and stayed on well win a mares' Listed novice at Punchestown; landed a hat-trick in a Grade 3 mares' hurdle here over Christmas; that form isn't anything special but she gets weight off the boys here, she's from a good family that tend to progress and she should be a major player with experience on her side too.

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

3rd

6

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 78y

13:20 Leopardstown

Jetara

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Mrs John Harrington

didn't always jump with fluency, took keen hold, prominent, mistake 3rd, joined leader after 4th, led before 5th, jockey lost iron briefly after 3 out, headed before last, lost second but kept on after last, no match for first two

3/1

1st

6

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Jetara

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Mrs John Harrington

Dual bumper winner, including in Listed company at Navan last year; some fine runs over hurdles, including second in Grade 3 at Fairyhouse last January; made mistakes on seasonal debut, ending up a remote eighth; has come good on her last two starts; feasible she can sustain upward curve.

4/1

1st

3

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

14:00 Punchestown

Jetara

10st 11lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

Dual bumper winner, including in Listed company at Navan last year; some fine runs over hurdles, including second in Grade 3 at Fairyhouse last January; made mistakes on seasonal debut, ending up a remote eighth; strictly on that running well held by Banntown Girl; wide-margin Fairyhouse win may have boosted her confidence but still needs to jump better.

100/30

Form: 11-132

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Battled on well behind Loughglynn when beaten 1l in a Grade 2 novice hurdle at Limerick; first-time cheekpieces need to eke out more if he's to be competitive in this deeper race.

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4th

5

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 78y

13:20 Leopardstown

Stellar Story

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Battled on well behind Loughglynn when beaten 1l in a Grade 2 novice hurdle at Limerick; first-time cheekpieces need to eke out more if he's to be competitive in this deeper race.

8/1

2nd

7

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

13:33 Limerick

Stellar Story

11st 3lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Gordon Elliott

Bumper exploits read well and he looked good first time over hurdles at Navan; had no excuses from the front when promoted to a Grade 2 there last time (2m4f, heavy) but he's seemingly crying out for this longer trip; much respected despite jockey bookings suggesting that Search For Glory might be the yard's number one.

4/1

3rd

5

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:07 Navan

Stellar Story

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

led at slow pace, joined when not fluent 2 out, soon headed and ridden, kept on but no impression after last, no match for first two

13/8

Form: 2121

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Progressive sort who seemed to relish the step up in trip at Fairyhouse on New Year's Day and that form has been boosted by the runner-up winning since; won in better style than the winning margin suggested that day and there could be more to come from this point winner stepping up in trip; seemingly down the order on jockey bookings.

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

5th

2

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 78y

13:20 Leopardstown

I Will Be Baie

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Progressive sort who seemed to relish the step up in trip at Fairyhouse on New Year's Day and that form has been boosted by the runner-up winning since; won in better style than the winning margin suggested that day and there could be more to come from this point winner stepping up in trip; seemingly down the order on jockey bookings.

11/2

1st

5

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 143y

12:40 Fairyhouse

I Will Be Baie

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

jumped well, travelled strongly, in touch with leaders

6/4

2nd

1

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:40 Listowel

I Will Be Baie

12st 0lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

prominent, ridden to lead but sustained duel with winner from over 1f out, headed towards finish

5/6

OUR TIP

Form: /19-11 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Creditable ninth in the Champion Bumper last season and unbeaten in two starts over hurdles, bolting up in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown (2m5f) on his return before relishing a battle on testing ground to take out a Grade 2 at Limerick (2m7f) on St Stephen's Day, beating Stellar Story by 1l; doesn't have stamina to prove like some of these but probably needs it to become a real test.

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3

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 78y

13:20 Leopardstown

Loughglynn

11st 10lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Creditable ninth in the Champion Bumper last season and unbeaten in two starts over hurdles, bolting up in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown (2m5f) on his return before relishing a battle on testing ground to take out a Grade 2 at Limerick (2m7f) on St Stephen's Day, beating Stellar Story by 1l; doesn't have stamina to prove like some of these but probably needs it to become a real test.

7/2

1st

6

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

13:33 Limerick

Loughglynn

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Took the notable scalp of Firefox in a Naas bumper before finishing midfield at Cheltenham in March; jumped a bit novicey but comfortably made all on his hurdling debut at Punchestown (2m5f, soft) and this scopey individual has a lot more to offer.

2/1

1st

1

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 175y

15:15 Punchestown

Loughglynn

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

made all, novicey jumping, clear halfway, not fluent 3 out, not fluent last, kept on well, easily

4/6

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Payout
Exacta €347.00
Straight Forecast €345.10
Trifecta €1265.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Jetara

The Irish Sun:

Predators Gold

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Jetara

TOPSPEED:

Jetara

POSTDATA:

Jetara