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Social Packs For The Easter Festival Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £8208.7
  • 3m 0f 70y
  • 11 runners
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Social Packs For The Easter Festival Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.20
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 01P462 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

C&D winner; five-time winner under rules, the latest over fences here (3m4f) in November; ran okay over fences last time and lower hurdle mark helps but hasn't been as good in this sphere in recent times.

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

1st

7

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Sir Bob

10st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

bumped rival start, soon pressed leader, lost second but prominent 5th, went second again before 7th

16/1

2nd

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

Sir Bob

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Robert Tyner

prominent throughout, pressed leader from 4 out, briefly led home turn, headed 2 out, kept on run-in, no match for winner

15/2

6th

2

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Sir Bob

12st 0lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Robert Tyner

Won handicap chase at Cork in November and respectable run from his lower hurdle mark at Limerick last month; may want a return to extreme trips but not ruled out, particularly if the ground is testing.

16/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: P05111 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Arrives bidding for four-timer and her latest success came in deep contest for the grade at Navan earlier this month; shaped like she would relish the step back up in trip and may be hard to beat, despite 11lb higher mark.

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

1st

6

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Aodhan May

11st 5lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, prominent from 8th, joined leader after 3 out, challenging on outer 2 out, ridden before last, ran on to lead towards finish

4/1

2nd

8

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Aodhan May

10st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Arrives bidding for four-timer and her latest success came in deep contest for the grade at Navan earlier this month; shaped like she would relish the step back up in trip and may be hard to beat, despite 11lb higher mark.

2/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: U51416 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Career best when landing a second hurdle success on his penultimate run but couldn't build on that from 8lb higher at Punchestown last time; needs another career best to figure.

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

3rd

10

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Jeriko De Baune

10st 8lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Career best when landing a second hurdle success on his penultimate run but couldn't build on that from 8lb higher at Punchestown last time; needs another career best to figure.

12/1

6th

2

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 166y

16:10 Punchestown

Jeriko De Baune

11st 13lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Philip Fenton

Left previous form behind to win a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Wexford in November; fourth over 2m7f at Fairyhouse on his next starts; underlined his rate of improvement with a 3m win at Fairyhouse last month; only five and may keep on improving

7/1

Form: 215-45 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

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.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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: 298656

Last run: 60 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in September; struggled since; losing run goes back to 2019.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:00 Clonmel

Cerberus

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Augustine Leahy

Smart performer in his pomp but very inconsistent over the last 12 months and no signs of a revival at Cork last month; each-way claims if he does bounce back.

3/1

5th

9

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Cerberus

10st 8lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Augustine Leahy

Runner-up in September; struggled since; losing run goes back to 2019.

33/1

6th

7

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

15:20 Thurles

Cerberus

10st 10lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Augustine Leahy

Not far behind Little Mixup at Tramore last time but overall handicap form leaves him with something to find.

16/1

Form: 00511P D BF

Last run: 84 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Too keen last time out on handicap debut but had won in good style on both his previous starts on similar ground to what he will get here; type to bounce back and freshened up with 84-day break.

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

8th

5

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Shotgun Jack

12st 4lb

J: Ms E C Costello

T: Patrick G Kelly

led, faced challenge after 2 out, headed approaching last, soon weakened

16/1

6th

6

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Shotgun Jack

10st 10lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

Too keen last time out on handicap debut but had won in good style on both his previous starts on similar ground to what he will get here; type to bounce back and freshened up with 84-day break.

6/1

0

3

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Shotgun Jack

11st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

took keen hold, prominent, soon went second, pecked on landing 6th, led narrowly 7th, clear with one other 8th, headed after 2 out (usual 3 out), soon weakened, pulled up approaching last

7/2

Form: -7661P D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in the National trial at Punchestown last month but he had bounced back to form winning over hurdles on his penultimate outing and he handles this ground; feasibly treated on old form.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Champagne Platinum

11st 11lb

J: Luke Donnelly

T: E Bolger

Pulled up in the National trial at Punchestown last month but he had bounced back to form winning over hurdles on his penultimate outing and he handles this ground; feasibly treated on old form.

8/1

9

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Champagne Platinum

10st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: E Bolger

Won a beginners' chase at Navan two years ago, his only success from 17 starts over fences; that profile is not encouraging, but he looked in good shape when winning a handicap hurdle at Gowran last month; now 5lb lower than when fourth in this race 12 months ago.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 524-77

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: P15154 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

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.

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

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: -33869 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Not seen in this sphere since 2021 and arrives on the back of two poor runs at Punchestown.

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

11

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Regina Dracones

10st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Not seen in this sphere since 2021 and arrives on the back of two poor runs at Punchestown.

25/1

9th

14

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Regina Dracones

10st 3lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Thomas Gibney

Started the campaign with two good runs, including when third to Street Value in the 3m5f Porterstown Chase at Fairyhouse; not one of her better displays at Limerick, let down by her jumping at Fairyhouse 13 days ago in a race in which stablemate Must Be Obeyed was third.

25/1

Form: -14642

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won a bumper and maiden hurdle at Hexham last year and back to his best when runner-up at Thurles last week; lightly raced and should give another good account.

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12

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Chance The Robin

10st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

prominent, pressed leader 5th

6/1

2nd

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:50 Thurles

Chance The Robin

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Won both a bumper (heavy) and maiden hurdle at Hexham last season; returned in November and well held both starts in novice company; not a bad effort when fourth on handicap debut at Leopardstown.

8/1

4th

1

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Leopardstown

Chance The Robin

12st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Won both a bumper (heavy) and maiden hurdle at Hexham last season; returned in November and well held both starts in novice company; handicap debut and others preferred.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta €480.00
Straight Forecast €468.70
Tricast €2915.00
Trifecta €3711.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Aodhan May

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Cerberus

The Irish Sun:

Will Do

POSTDATA:

Aodhan May

TOPSPEED:

Cerberus