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15:55 Naas

Soft To Heavy

Pertemps Network Group Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £11286.96
  • 2m 6f 147y
  • 14 runners
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Pertemps Network Group Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £24.70
  • Place: £5.80

Form: 9-P249

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Two wins for Gordon Elliott; a couple of good runs at Ayr and Cheltenham in November; soundly beaten at Musselburgh last time; 2lb wrong and others preferred.

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16th

24

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Noble Birth

10st 3lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Tongue tied for new yard this term; raced a bit freely up front in cheekpieces (dispensed with since) in November on sole run here; stays 3m but everything really clicked when he took the Naas qualifier (2m7f, soft) 18 days ago from Cleatus Poolaw; his revised mark demands a fair bit more.

20/1

1st

15

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Noble Birth

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: E McNamara

Two wins for Gordon Elliott; a couple of good runs at Ayr and Cheltenham in November; soundly beaten at Musselburgh last time; 2lb wrong and others preferred.

25/1

9th

12

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Noble Birth

10st 6lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Tongue tied for new yard this term and back-to-form second at Ayr (3m) on second occasion, when he seemed in charge at the final flight; raced a bit freely up front in first-time cheekpieces (dispensed with today) at Cheltenham two weeks later but not disgraced; peak efforts on good or good to soft; place chance.

12/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 2221 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Did well to win a maiden hurdle over 2m2f here last month; looks a horse that will really relish this sort of trip and unlikely to be far away.

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9th

11

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Cleatus Poolaw

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

First or second in his two points and all five races under rules; progressing well as a hurdler, following his Naas maiden win (2m3f) with always-prominent second of 14 to Noble Birth in the Pertemps qualifier there (2m7f, soft) 18 days ago; 3m can help with further progress.

7/1

2nd

4

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Cleatus Poolaw

10st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Did well to win a maiden hurdle over 2m2f here last month; looks a horse that will really relish this sort of trip and unlikely to be far away.

4/1

1st

4

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:15 Naas

Cleatus Poolaw

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, soon went second, pressed leader from 2nd, ridden to lead run-in, went clear inside final 110yds

6/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 171184 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Career best performance when landing the Kerry National in September; twice a winner over hurdles and tries his hand here off his 19lb lower mark; interesting.

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3rd

8

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Desertmore House

10st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Martin Brassil

Career best performance when landing the Kerry National in September; twice a winner over hurdles and tries his hand here off his 19lb lower mark; interesting.

6/1

4th

3

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

14:45 Naas

Desertmore House

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Martin Brassil

raced in third, dropped to rear before 5 out, detached 2 out, kept on run-in

7/1

8th

9

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Desertmore House

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Martin Brassil

never better than midfield, kept on from last

11/2

Form: -P1515 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Went up 13lb for winning a Gowran handicap hurdle in September; won a handicap chase at Fairyhouse in December but lack-lustre effort at Thurles after that; back over hurdles here and gets bang in off bottom-weight; should be competitive.

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4

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Emancipator

11st 2lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Very best form has come over fences at this sort of trip on similar ground; rated lower over timber and ran okay when fourth of 14 at Naas last month; step back up in trip will suit.

9/1

4th

12

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Emancipator

10st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Went up 13lb for winning a Gowran handicap hurdle in September; won a handicap chase at Fairyhouse in December but lack-lustre effort at Thurles after that; back over hurdles here and gets bang in off bottom-weight; should be competitive.

8/1

5th

4

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Emancipator

11st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Better chaser than hurdler with three wins, most recently with a game success in a 3m handicap chase at Punchestown last month; up another 8lb for that; this trip is fine for him and he could well go close again.

5/1

Form: 5215-4

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won off 88 a couple of years ago and at Cork 11 months ago off 105; should come on for his run at Fairyhouse last month after nine months off; new headgear combination here and could go close despite being 2lb wrong.

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4th

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Waittillitellyou

11st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Edward Cawley

Won this race last year but arrived in better form and he's struggled from his revised mark; 10lb higher for this year's renewal; place claims if he can get back to his best.

12/1

5th

14

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Waittillitellyou

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Won off 88 a couple of years ago and at Cork 11 months ago off 105; should come on for his run at Fairyhouse last month after nine months off; new headgear combination here and could go close despite being 2lb wrong.

8/1

4th

8

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:22 Fairyhouse

Waittillitellyou

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

visibility reduced by fog, held up in rear

7/1

Form: -145P1 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Went up 35lb for two very impressive handicap wins in late 2022; came right back to his best under this rider in a Listed handicap at Leopardstown earlier this month; up another 6lb but likely to go close again.

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5

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 45y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Maxxum

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

led on inner, not fluent 4th, briefly headed after 4th, not fluent 5th, faced challenges when not fluent then stumbled and fell 2 out

14/1

6th

1

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Maxxum

11st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Went up 35lb for two very impressive handicap wins in late 2022; came right back to his best under this rider in a Listed handicap at Leopardstown earlier this month; up another 6lb but likely to go close again.

8/1

Form: /524-7 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Returned from a year off to run okay in a Listed handicap hurdle at Navan; probably best watched still.

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3

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Capilano Bridge

11st 9lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Two good runs in defeat last season over fences but struggled both runs this term back over timber; may find testing ground over this trip too much.

20/1

7th

5

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Capilano Bridge

10st 10lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Returned from a year off to run okay in a Listed handicap hurdle at Navan; probably best watched still.

33/1

7th

2

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Navan

Capilano Bridge

11st 10lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

midfield, mistake and lost ground 1st, soon dropped to rear

20/1

Form: 1-02P

Last run: 61 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Off the track for a year after winning a Wexford maiden hurdle in 2022; went closest in a 2m6f handicap hurdle at Navan in November before scoping dirty at Limerick a month later; progressive if her latest run can be ignored and looks a player from 1lb out of the handicap.

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8th

13

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Ms Agartha Yeats

10st 0lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

Off the track for a year after winning a Wexford maiden hurdle in 2022; went closest in a 2m6f handicap hurdle at Navan in November before scoping dirty at Limerick a month later; progressive if her latest run can be ignored and looks a player from 1lb out of the handicap.

16/1

0

4

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:08 Limerick

Ms Agartha Yeats

11st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

Off for a year after winning her maiden hurdle; fine effort when narrowly beaten in a 2m6f handicap hurdle at Navan last month; probably best at around that trip but respected back at this trip in mares company.

5/1

2nd

9

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

13:55 Navan

Ms Agartha Yeats

10st 10lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

got loose beforehand, midfield, jumped slightly right 2nd, headway after 2 out, went second and challenging approaching last, not fluent last, soon ridden, kept on well

7/1

Form: 232218

Last run: 91 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Consistent performer gained a second career win in a Clonmel handicap hurdle in November; well beaten off his new mark at Punchestown later that month; best watched.

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12

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Stuzzikini

11st 3lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Consistent spell culminated in a wide-margin win at Clonmel (3m, heavy) in November; form has dipped markedly in his two subsequent starts, which is far from ideal coming to this bigger stage and also leaves him with still something to prove off this sort of mark.

33/1

9th

3

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Stuzzikini

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Consistent performer gained a second career win in a Clonmel handicap hurdle in November; well beaten off his new mark at Punchestown later that month; best watched.

20/1

8th

3

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Punchestown

Stuzzikini

11st 6lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Consistent young hurdler who took his form to a new level with a wide-margin 3m Clonmel win; up 9lb for that but probably capable of sustained progress in tests of stamina such as this.

9/2

Form: /000F-

Last run: 385 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Not a bad juvenile two seasons ago but lost his way towards the end of 2022 and not seen for over a year; best watched.

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10th

6

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

The Tide Turns

10st 10lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Not a bad juvenile two seasons ago but lost his way towards the end of 2022 and not seen for over a year; best watched.

33/1

8

5th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

The Tide Turns

11st 0lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Useful juvenile last season, including a third at Grade 2 level; handicap form looks too bad to be true; needs to show a revival before being treated as a betting proposition.

20/1

13th

6

27th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

The Tide Turns

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

12/1

Form: 8109-0

Last run: 119 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Dead-heated with Princess Zoe in a Punchestown maiden hurdle a year ago; exposed in better company after that and well beaten in a Galway handicap in October when last seen; tongue-tie tried here and respected at her best but has a question to answer.

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11th

11

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Ladybank

10st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dead-heated with Princess Zoe in a Punchestown maiden hurdle a year ago; exposed in better company after that and well beaten in a Galway handicap in October when last seen; tongue-tie tried here and respected at her best but has a question to answer.

20/1

12th

4

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

16:10 Galway

Ladybank

11st 9lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

towards rear, not fluent 5th

12/1

14/1

Form: 561

Last run: 161 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Decisive winner of a 3m maiden hurdle at Listowel in September when last seen; should struggle from 6lb out of the handicap but might be capable of any amount of improvement and has an Albert Bartlett entry.

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12th

16

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Meyo

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Thomas Gibney

Decisive winner of a 3m maiden hurdle at Listowel in September when last seen; should struggle from 6lb out of the handicap but might be capable of any amount of improvement and has an Albert Bartlett entry.

14/1

1st

11

17th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:45 Listowel

Meyo

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Has shown ability in two maiden hurdle outings at Cork and Galway; has to prove effective at the trip but every chance of getting into the money if she does.

10/1

6th

19

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 5f 11y

19:50 Galway

Meyo

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

midfield, some headway from 2 out, kept on run-in, never near to challenge

33/1

Form: 86-401 D

Last run: 219 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Much more at home over staying trips, most recently scoring over 2m7f at Killarney in July in today's headgear combination; will be more at home on summer ground but interesting one to watch after seven months off.

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13th

10

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Lady Rita

10st 3lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Louise G Lyons

Much more at home over staying trips, most recently scoring over 2m7f at Killarney in July in today's headgear combination; will be more at home on summer ground but interesting one to watch after seven months off.

12/1

1st

9

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 180y

15:05 Killarney

Lady Rita

10st 9lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Louise G Lyons

Ran well in a mares' Listed contest at Cheltenham a couple of seasons ago but doesn't look well treated on any of her subsequent form; needs first-time cheekpieces and tongue-tie to spark a revival.

16/1

Form: 567513

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Readily accounted for a subsequent winner in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Limerick in December; ran well under his 12lb penalty at Cork subsequently; handicapper might just have his measure for now.

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10

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Catos Revenge

10st 7lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

Readily accounted for a subsequent winner in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Limerick in December; ran well off his revised mark at Cork subsequently; in touch when unseating his rider three out at Naas a month ago.

14/1

9

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Catos Revenge

10st 4lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

Readily accounted for a subsequent winner in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Limerick in December; ran well under his 12lb penalty at Cork subsequently; handicapper might just have his measure for now.

10/1

3rd

5

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:57 Cork

Catos Revenge

10st 12lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, headway towards near side after 3 out, outpaced after 2 out, went modest third last, kept on

9/2

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Payout
Exacta €1140.00
Straight Forecast €646.40
Tricast €2929.10
Trifecta €16405.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Will Do

TOPSPEED:

Noble Birth

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Good Time Jonny

SPOTLIGHT:

Waittillitellyou

The Irish Sun:

Will Do