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BoyleSports Wexford Novice Handicap Hurdle

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  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 10 runners
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BoyleSports Wexford Novice Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly coudy

OUR TIP

Form: 503261 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Raised 5lb for a Leopardstown maiden win a fortnight ago; has solid handicap form to his name and should not be far away here with the help of Jack Gilligan's claim.

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10th

14

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Zeeband

11st 1lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Progressive Flat stayer in younger days (best RPR 100) and although it's been a long and winding road over hurdles he's been in career-best form of late with 2m wins in a maiden at Leopardstown and a Limerick handicap (heavy); this will need another step forward but that's not ruled out.

16/1

1st

3

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Zeeband

11st 7lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

prominent, soon went second, clear with one other after 2nd, disputed lead 4th, led after 3 out, clear before 2 out, ridden and kept on well towards finish, comfortably

6/1

Form: 856521 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Has improved in handicaps lately, now rated 105 after Clonmel win, still a young mare with the potential to make further progress.

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2nd

8

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Fairyhouse

Kilbarry Saint

10st 11lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: C O’Keeffe

prominent behind clear leader, soon went third, ran on well from last, went second towards finish, no match for winner

50/1

Form: 9084

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in fourth in a Dundalk handicap last time; respectable maiden hurdle form.

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4th

10

(14)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Liberated Light

11st 7lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: John E & Thomas Kiely

started quickly, soon prominent behind clear leader, midfield behind clear leader before halfway, headway towards near side from over 2f out, kept on

8/1

Form: 4F2-40 D

Last run: 251 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Given a break after a poor hurdles run last July; quite well treated relative to best chase form that featured a Naas handicap win in December 2022; tongue-tie on now

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6th

19

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Know The Game

10st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Tom Dreaper

Lacks a recent run; poor effort over hurdles at Roscommon on his final start last year; a better chaser but his hurdles mark is quite appealing; tongue-tie on for the first time.

16/1

15th

1

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 110y

19:08 Roscommon

Know The Game

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: J T R Dreaper

midfield

8/1

Abandoned

Form: 8688

Last run: 101 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Has shown promise finishing in mid-field in maiden hurdles; beaten almost 50l on his handicap debut at Clonmel, plenty to prove as a result.

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Form: 076

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Huge price in three maiden hurdle outings; opening mark does not look generous but he is unexposed.

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7th

8

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Spavango

10st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Showed some ability in three maiden hurdles and not a bad effort on handicap debut over C&D last time; needs to find another chunk of improvement but be involved if doing so.

12/1

4th

9

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Spavango

10st 10lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield, headway from 3 out, went fourth before 2 out, no impression approaching last

16/1

Form: 0585 BF

Last run: 66 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Poor point form; similar story in maiden hurdles; unplaced favourite when fifth at Clonmel on her handicap debut in January; first-time tongue-tie.

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4th

9

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Coillte Aris

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

Poor point form and similar story in maiden hurdles; showed she may be capable at this sort of level when a well-backed fifth at Clonmel on her stable/handicap debut in January; wears first-time tongue-tie now and needs to build on that; champion jockey booked.

9/2

Form: -53000

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Has finished in rear in two handicap hurdle outings this month; transformation needed.

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7th

13

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Inchiquin Maid

10st 10lb

J: Jake Coen

T: David Kenneth Budds

towards rear, headway on outer 3 out, in touch with leaders 2 out, no impression approaching last

33/1

Form: 430879

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Fair third in a Tramore bumper on return; has failed to show much in maiden hurdles; perhaps premature to write off.

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14th

11

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Noriska De La Mare

11st 9lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Some promise in bumpers; ordinary form in maiden hurdles; perhaps premature to write off.

20/1

Form: 0-000

Last run: 101 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Ran once for Gordon Elliott, no encouragement from his three starts for this stable.

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12th

8

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:02 Clonmel

Bellachamps

11st 5lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Denis Ahern

Poor form in trio of starts so far, including in pair of maiden hurdles for this yard; hard to recommend.

100/1

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Verdict

This could boil down to a match between the two last-time-out winners. KILBARRY SAINT is a progressive young mare and may have the measure of recent Leopardstown maiden scorer Zeeband. Liberated Light may prove best of the remainder. [Alan Sweetman]

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Zeeband

SPOTLIGHT:

Kilbarry Saint

The Irish Sun:

Coillte Aris

POSTDATA:

Zeeband