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Connolly’s RED MILLS Ladies Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5386.96
  • 2m 0f 88y
  • 14 runners
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Connolly’s RED MILLS Ladies Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £34.00
  • Place: £14.30

Form: -479P0

Last run: 130 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Nine-race maiden; looked promising when fourth in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown in the summer; struggled badly in handicaps since though and off 130 days.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

16:10 Thurles

Smallcraftwarning

12st 0lb

J: Miss T Quail

T: Miss Evanna McCutcheon

Off the mark at the tenth attempt when scoring over C&D last month at odds of 40-1 under today's rider; 7lb higher now so questionable if he can back that up.

6/1

1st

9

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Smallcraftwarning

11st 0lb

J: Miss T Quail

T: Miss Evanna McCutcheon

prominent, not fluent 1st, soon briefly disputed lead, led narrowly before 2 out, went clear approaching last, ridden out

33/1

11th

4

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:10 Cork

Smallcraftwarning

11st 11lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Miss Evanna McCutcheon

Decent fourth in Punchestown maiden in June but very poor form in handicaps since; tongue-tie added.

33/1

9/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 242327 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Had been in good form over fences before finishing tailed off at Leopardstown last time; on a good mark back over timber but best form is on better ground.

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7th

3

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 74y

15:05 Thurles

Lake Chad

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Philip Fenton

midfield, lost ground after 3rd

5/1

2nd

3

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Lake Chad

11st 11lb

J: Ms H Phillips

T: Philip Fenton

Had been in good form over fences before finishing tailed off at Leopardstown last time; on a good mark back over timber but best form is on better ground.

9/1

7th

12

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Lake Chad

11st 1lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

1-15 record over fences is off-putting but consistent enough to be given a leading chance; has made the frame on his last five starts, including when third to Paidi's Passion over hurdles at Tramore; beaten 5l at Thurles last time, and now 2lb higher.

10/1

40/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: P22535

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Distant fifth at Limerick last time and all his best form is over further than this trip.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

23

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Likable Chancer

10st 13lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Daniel John Howard

soon disputed lead, led before 1st, joined towards near side 2 out, headed approaching last, no chance with winner run-in

10/1

3rd

14

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

17:08 Cork

Likable Chancer

10st 10lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Daniel John Howard

raced wide, soon led, headed and prominent after 3rd, led again 9th, joined after 10th, headed when switched right and ridden before 3 out, no extra run-in

6/1

3rd

14

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Likable Chancer

10st 6lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Daniel John Howard

Distant fifth at Limerick last time and all his best form is over further than this trip.

40/1

Form: 245100 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Wide margin winner at Bangor in December but struggled both runs since; return to this sort of trip may help and not ruled out.

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5th

6

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Mullins Cross

10st 12lb

J: William Maggs

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Drew nicely clear to win over C&D (soft) in December and returns here after two fairly good efforts at Thurles this year but she has a modest hurdling strike-rate (2-32) and is against some unexposed rivals today.

12/1

5th

8

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

16:10 Thurles

Mullins Cross

11st 6lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Wide margin winner at Bangor in December and best of three runs since on latest when C&D fourth to Smallcraftwarning last month, keeping on under inexperienced claimer; senior rider takes over here and worth a look.

9/1

Form: P-P8P0 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Both wins at Clonmel; has really struggled this season, finishing tailed off or pulled up each start; hard to recommend.

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19th

8

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Premier Queen

11st 11lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Winner of a bumper and handicap hurdle, both successes gained at Clonmel; best run in a while came at Thurles on penultimate start; seventh in a 19-runner contest at Naas last time.

16/1

7th

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:52 Naas

Premier Queen

11st 6lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

in touch with leaders

11/1

Form: 0-5496

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

10-race maiden over jumps but shaped okay on return from a five-month break on chase debut; could be a big player back in this sphere with that run under his belt.

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6th

5

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

The Virginian

11st 4lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Padraig Roche

10-race maiden over jumps but shaped okay on return from a five-month break on chase debut; could be a big player back in this sphere with that run under his belt.

8/1

6th

8

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Naas

The Virginian

11st 4lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

AW Flat winner, mild promise in handicap hurdles in May/June; returns after a break and may need chasing experience.

12/1

9th

10

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Curragh

The Virginian

12st 3lb

J: Susan Shortt

T: Padraig Roche

Been running okay over hurdles but even the best of his Flat form leaves him up against it.

20/1

Form: 5-0530 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

No wins over hurdles since 2021 and didn't go a yard at Limerick when last seen; hard to recommend on recent form.

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9th

6

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:17 Down Royal

Joeswayornoway

11st 8lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

in touch with leaders

12/1

Form: 000009 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

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.

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4th

13

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

16:10 Thurles

Navy Waves

11st 3lb

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

Maiden hurdle winner here last season but really struggled since, slightly more encouraging run over C&D last month but still has a fair bit to find with a couple of these on that run.

12/1

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

OUR TIP

Form: 142454 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

C&D winner earlier this winter; ground/trip both fine for him but he's probably on a stiff enough mark for now.

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9th

2

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Star Official

11st 13lb

J: Miss Georgie Benson

T: R Donohoe

C&D winner earlier this winter; ground/trip both fine for him but he's probably on a stiff enough mark for now.

6/1

4th

8

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 175y

15:05 Naas

Star Official

10st 13lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: R Donohoe

Won a Thurles handicap hurdle in October and very consistent since; needs to bounce back from a sub-standard effort at Gowran but every chance of doing so in this company.

11/2

5th

3

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

Star Official

12st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: R Donohoe

Winner off 95 at Thurles in October and fairly consistent since over hurdles and in a Flat handicap; his best might not be quite good enough here.

12/1

Form: 504066 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Has run okay without threatening in two runs at Punchestown in recent starts; losing run goes back to 2020 but he's on a competitive mark.

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10th

13

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Future Proof

10st 10lb

J: Anna McGuinness

T: P J Rothwell

Has run okay without threatening in two runs at Punchestown in recent starts; losing run goes back to 2020 but he's on a competitive mark.

10/1

6th

16

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Future Proof

10st 8lb

J: Mr T Power Roche

T: P J Rothwell

Close fourth in a handicap hurdle at Navan in September and ran well despite some poor jumping behind a stable companion here two weeks ago; trainer and rider teamed up for a winner at Clonmel on Thursday.

12/1

6th

14

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

15:15 Punchestown

Future Proof

11st 5lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: P J Rothwell

Only one win from 37 starts over hurdles but placed on nine occasions; not beaten far in fourth at Navan in September; in rear at Thurles in November; form is too erratic to be a betting proposition.

16/1

Form: 510922

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Knocking on the door again this winter and another solid run at Clonmel last time where heavy ground help him bring stamina into play; same mark and should be in the mix again.

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11th

12

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Robindevidastar

10st 12lb

J: Miss J Walton

T: P J Rothwell

Knocking on the door again this winter and another solid run at Clonmel last time where heavy ground help him bring stamina into play; same mark and should be in the mix again.

4/1

2nd

6

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 116y

15:20 Clonmel

Robindevidastar

11st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

led at steady pace, not fluent 3rd, pushed along and headed before 2 out

3/1

Form: 6-370

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Dual point winner; low-key effort on handicap debut earlier this month and drop in trip unlikely to help here.

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19th

17

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Bloomhill

11st 8lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Dual point winner; some promise last season but struggled so far this term, including in handicaps last two starts.

66/1

12th

6

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Bloomhill

11st 4lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Philip Fenton

Dual points winner; has failed to make the impression that night have been expected over hurdles; moderate effort on handicap debut over this trip at Fairyhouse; no better over shorter at Thurles last time.

16/1

12th

1

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Bloomhill

12st 0lb

J: Ms S Verling

T: Philip Fenton

Dual point winner; low-key effort on handicap debut earlier this month and drop in trip unlikely to help here.

16/1

Form: -52774 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 1lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Dual course winner who shaped okay over fences here last week; veteran now but may have another one in him from this sort of mark and booking of Townend is a plus.

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13th

8

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Port Rashid

11st 1lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: Timothy Townend

Dual course winner who shaped okay over fences here last week; veteran now but may have another one in him from this sort of mark and booking of Townend is a plus.

4/1

4th

5

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 70y

14:03 Thurles

Port Rashid

11st 2lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: Timothy Townend

Has won twice over hurdles here but not so good last time; needs to bounce back reverting to chasing.

11/1

Form: /7150/

Last run: 751 days

W: 11st 2lb

12 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won a 3m maiden hurdle at Tipperary in 2021; not as good twice since and has been off 751 days; trip probably too short.

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11th

16

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Queensteel

11st 3lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Leonard Whitmore

Veteran mare won 3m maiden on heavy in 2021; lightly raced since, not shamed over 2m here on second run back from long lay-off.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €4220.00
Straight Forecast €3247.10
Tricast €25328.20
Trifecta €13381.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Virginian

The Irish Sun:

Robindevidastar

POSTDATA:

Future Proof

RP RATINGS (IRE):

The Virginian