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16:15 Thurles

Yielding To Soft

Killinan Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5130.43
  • 2m 6f 88y
  • 17 runners
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Killinan Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain and snow

Form: 0671FP

Last run: 12 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Best effort when landing a 3m handicap hurdle off 91 at Listowel in September; failed to complete twice since and pulled up at Fairyhouse two weeks ago; respected in a very winnable contest.

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12th

1

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Another Nightmare

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Best effort when landing a 3m handicap hurdle off 91 at Listowel in September; failed to complete twice since and pulled up at Fairyhouse just over two weeks ago; respected in a very winnable contest.

6/1

0

12

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Another Nightmare

10st 11lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

40-1 upset when winning at Listowel in September but made a bad mistake when coming down at Limerick since; freshened up with 97-day break and may resume progress.

12/1

Form: 0-084P

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced in a Limerick maiden hurdle in November; pulled up over fences at Tramore since after jumping poorly; cheekpieces tried in his first handicap hurdle; not a forlorn hope.

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2

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Soldat Flamboyant

11st 13lb

J: Mr J G Murphy

T: Daniel G Murphy

Not disgraced in a Limerick maiden hurdle in November; pulled up over fences at Tramore since after jumping poorly; cheekpieces tried in his first handicap hurdle; not a forlorn hope.

12/1

0

9

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

14:30 Tramore

Soldat Flamboyant

11st 12lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Daniel G Murphy

Remote second in a point; only mild encouragement from last week's remote fourth in a maiden hurdle at Limerick, 3 1/2l behind Rising Dust.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 8-803

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Average maiden form but improved to finish third in a handicap hurdle at Punchestown behind the well-handicapped Buachaillbocht (runner-up No Fussing touched off on Monday); probably capable of better and looks a leading contender here.

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3rd

7

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

15:25 Punchestown

Lough Nigara

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Matthew A Daly

Maiden form hasn't looked progressive although he came up against some smart types; upped markedly in trip here for handicap debut and potential improver; market could be informative.

16/1

12th

12

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

12:45 Cork

Lough Nigara

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Matthew A Daly

Soundly beaten in mid-field on first two hurdle runs; possibly one for handicaps later on.

50/1

Form: 0323P2

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

A 16-race maiden with good placed form to his credit, although did not look that keen to go through with it at Tramore last month; a run to that level will still leave him thereabouts here though.

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15th

6

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Toor Moon

11st 11lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Ms M Flynn

A 16-race maiden with good placed form to his credit, although did not look that keen to go through with it at Tramore last month; a run to that level will still leave him thereabouts here though.

7/2

2nd

8

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

13:40 Tramore

Toor Moon

11st 2lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Ms M Flynn

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 4 out, prominent on inner 3 out, led before 2 out, ridden and wandered around approaching last, headed run-in, kept on

12/1

Form: 509PP-

Last run: 348 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Not far behind Zarak The Brave in a juvenile maiden hurdle last season but failed to improve on that; off for a year and debuts here for Paul Nolan; worth a market check up in trip.

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1st

7

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Scarbrook

11st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Not far behind Zarak The Brave in a juvenile maiden hurdle last season but failed to improve on that; off for a year and debuts here for Paul Nolan; worth a market check up in trip.

14/1

25

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 23y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Scarbrook

10st 8lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: E Sheehy

always towards rear, pulled up after 3 out

100/1

Form: -00000 C

Last run: 98 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won maiden hurdle last season here but really struggling in handicaps since the summer and others preferred.

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8th

11

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Navy Waves

10st 12lb

J: Miss A L Fitzgibbon

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

Maiden hurdle winner here last season but really struggled since and tailed off here over 2m6f last week; drop in trip needs to spark revival.

16/1

9th

8

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Navy Waves

11st 7lb

J: Evan Dwan

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

Won maiden hurdle last season here but really struggling in handicaps since last summer and others preferred.

20/1

Form: PU0099

Last run: 79 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Poor handicap form since returning from a very brief spell chasing; makes no appeal.

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4th

9

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Winter Carnival

11st 7lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: John Neilan

Poor handicap form since returning from a very brief spell chasing; makes no appeal.

25/1

9th

11

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:45 Limerick

Winter Carnival

11st 4lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: John Neilan

Has shown enough ability at times to win in this grade but has been mostly disappointing lately; however, has previously run well here, so not ruled out.

25/1

Form: P00863

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Improved effort back over hurdles last time when fading into third in a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle last month; better ground likely to help and has an each-way chance on his latest start.

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6th

11

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Lilys Choice

11st 5lb

J: Carl Millar

T: David Harry Kelly

Improved effort back over hurdles last time when fading into third in a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle last month; better ground would help but has an each-way chance based on that run.

5/1

3rd

9

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Lilys Choice

11st 6lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: David Harry Kelly

Has really struggled in beginners' company here the last twice and struggled on handicap debut over timber three starts ago.

33/1

Form: 9-4090

Last run: 153 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner in 2021 on better ground and most of her better form is on goodish ground; best watched on her first run since September.

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14th

12

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Toor Moment

11st 5lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Ms M Flynn

Maiden hurdle winner in 2021 on better ground and most of her better form is on goodish ground; best watched on her first run since September.

25/1

10th

5

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:12 Kilbeggan

Toor Moment

11st 8lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Ms M Flynn

in touch with leaders

20/1

Form: P0900

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Point winner but no show on any of her runs on the track, including on her handicap debut at Cork in December; certainly capable of better and perhaps a market watch may tell more.

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8th

14

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Colline Fleurie

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Point winner but no show on any of her runs on the track, including on her handicap debut at Cork in December; certainly capable of better and perhaps a market watch may tell more.

16/1

16th

14

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Colline Fleurie

10st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Point-to-point winner but hasn't shown a whole lot in four maiden hurdle runs at huge prices; tongue tie fitted for handicap debut but likely best watched.

25/1

Form: 864-06 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Quite soundly beaten in a hurdle and a chase since returning from her summer break; others preferred.

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2nd

16

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Seangoell

11st 3lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

raced wide, jumped left on occasions, soon led, clear after 2nd, went further clear after 7th, not fluent 8th

14/1

6th

10

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:55 Limerick

Seangoell

10st 4lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Norman Lee

Blew away the cobwebs over hurdles at Punchestown 17-days ago but by no means took your eye out, and modest form so far over fences; needs to step up another couple of gears to worry the best of these.

16/1

Form: /3P0/0

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Lightly-raced 9yo whose form, over hurdles and fences, doesn't amount to much; better for last month's yard debut here after a long lay-off.

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13th

19

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Wanchu Bach

11st 3lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Padraig Roche

Lightly-raced 9yo whose form doesn't amount to much; made a couple of errors when down the field at Punchestown on stable debut after a long absence; due to run in the 3.15 at Navan on Sunday; third reserve.

13

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:15 Navan

Wanchu Bach

10st 10lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Padraig Roche

in touch with leaders, fell 1st

16/1

Form: 99PP89

Last run: 70 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Hurdles and chase form not up to much; reverts back to hurdles after a poor run in a point at Turtulla last month for this yard.

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6th

2

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 16y

14:23 Thurles

Copper Coast

10st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Sarah Joanna Connell

Modest form so far over hurdles and fences; first run for rookie trainer.

100/1

9th

11

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 91y

12:10 Thurles

Copper Coast

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: W J Burke

Weak form over hurdles; impossible to make a case for her in a race of this standard.

200/1

Form: 705948

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

A 23-race maiden; well beaten in a handicap hurdle and chase last twice; others preferred.

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3rd

17

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Glorious Singer

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Ms M Flynn

A 23-race maiden; well beaten in a handicap hurdle and chase last twice; others preferred.

Abandoned

Form: 358950

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

First reserve; decent hunter chase form last year would bring her into contention.

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17th

13

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 194y

15:00 Punchestown

True Or False

11st 1lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: D McNamara

Placed twice in hunter chases but beaten a long way in maiden hurdles, some late headway over 2m on latest; back up in trip for handicap debut but others preferred.

20/1

5th

15

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

14:25 Thurles

True Or False

10st 13lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D McNamara

Placed twice in hunter chases, soundly beaten in two maiden hurdle starts in the autumn.

100/1

Abandoned

Form: -69000

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; well beaten in a couple of handicap hurdles in December after three months off.

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13th

14

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

Lariat

11st 5lb

J: Anna McGuinness

T: J J Lambe

never better than midfield

40/1

11th

11

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Navan

Lariat

11st 3lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: J J Lambe

towards rear

20/1

Abandoned

Form: 000006

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; staying on sixth on handicap debut over 2m1f at Down Royal; should stay.

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6th

17

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

Jacenry

11st 2lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: D Harvey

held up in rear, pushed along briefly after 4th

33/1

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Verdict

About as weak a handicap hurdle as you will find. The standout is LOUGH NIGARA(nap) who should be good enough if he can repeat his Punchestown run last month. Toor Moon has not looked the most genuine at times but looks the most likely alternative. [Justin O’Hanlon]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lough Nigara

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Lough Nigara

POSTDATA:

Lough Nigara

The Irish Sun:

Lough Nigara