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Paddy Kehoe Suspended Ceilings Novice Hurdle (Grade 2)

  • Prize money: £20521.74
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 11 runners
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Paddy Kehoe Suspended Ceilings Novice Hurdle (Grade 2)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.10
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 60-124 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner last year before a promising sixth in the Champion Bumper; made easy work of his return in a maiden hurdle, despite not jumping well; twice a beaten favourite since then; appears vulnerable at this level.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Captain Cody

11st 3lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: W P Mullins

midfield, smooth headway on outer after 3 out, challenging 2 out, led when not fluent last, pushed out and went clear towards finish

20/1

4th

4

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Leopardstown

Captain Cody

11st 4lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

pressed leader, lost position when outpaced after 2 out

11/8

2nd

5

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 21y

13:55 Naas

Captain Cody

11st 4lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Good bumper horse, beating Blizzard Of Oz twice and finishing sixth at Cheltenham; jumped sketchily but brushed aside Backtonormal at Gowran and likely to improve for this.

13/8

13/2

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 21 D

Last run: 96 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Wid margin point winner on second start; no match for the useful Predator's Gold on hurdles debut at Punchestown; did not have much to beat in a maiden at Down Royal but capable of building on that effort

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2nd

8

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Mossy Fen Park

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders early, soon dropped to midfield, headway and prominent after 3 out, challenging 2 out, kept on run-in, no match for winner

13/2

1st

9

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 50y

11:40 Down Royal

Mossy Fen Park

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

took keen hold, pressed leader and briefly disputed lead early, led before 5th, headed and raced in second after 6th

10/11

2nd

10

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 87y

12:13 Punchestown

Mossy Fen Park

11st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Wide margin winner of his second point start a month prior to selling for £200,000 at the Cheltenham sales; decent pedigree but the form of his point win could have worked out better.

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 19-11P D

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Bolting up in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown (2m5f) on his return before relishing a battle on testing ground to take out a Grade 2 at Limerick (2m7f), beating the subsequent Albert Bartlett winner Stellar Story; blotted his record at Leopardstown; needs to bounce back.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 1

14:55 Perth

Loughglynn

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Made it 2-2 over hurdles when landing Grade 2 at Limerick (2m7f, soft to heavy) in December, beating none other than subsequent Albert Bartlett winner Stellar Story; bounced back from Grade 1 flop when third in Grade 2 at Fairyhouse (2m4f, heavy) last month; leading player despite the 5lb penalty.

11/10

3rd

1

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Loughglynn

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

prominent, soon went second, led after 3 out, headed and lost two places approaching last, kept on

10/1

3

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 78y

13:20 Leopardstown

Loughglynn

11st 10lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Creditable ninth in the Champion Bumper last season and unbeaten in two starts over hurdles, bolting up in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown (2m5f) on his return before relishing a battle on testing ground to take out a Grade 2 at Limerick (2m7f) on St Stephen's Day, beating Stellar Story by 1l; doesn't have stamina to prove like some of these but probably needs it to become a real test.

7/2

Form: 3-17

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles on heavy at the second attempt in France, then sold for 250,000euros; struggled behind the outstanding Ballyburn when thrown in at the deep end at Leopardstown

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4th

7

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Gold Dancer

11st 3lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders before 2 out, hampered by faller when left in fourth 2 out, no extra approaching last

10/1

7th

7

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Leopardstown

Gold Dancer

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Winner over hurdles in France and bought for 250,000Eur at Arqana in May; thrown in at the deep end on debut for Willie Mullins and a very interesting runner.

20/1

Form: -32115 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Progressive in winning a maiden at Limerick and when getting a canny front-running ride to win novice handicap over this trip at Leopardstown on his penultimate start; official rating not high enough to imply a strong chance.

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5th

5

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Champagne Admiral

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: P A Fahy

took keen hold, led, 3 lengths ahead halfway, much reduced lead when not fluent 3 out, soon headed, weakened before 2 out

25/1

5th

2

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Champagne Admiral

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

soon disputed lead, pressed leader when not fluent 3rd, mistake 4th, mistake 4 out, soon dropped to rear

5/2

1st

9

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Champagne Admiral

10st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

made virtually all, soon led at slow pace, increased tempo before 7th, not fluent 3 out, faced challenges but going okay after 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in

11/2

Form: 21

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up on all three point-to-points and again in 3m Cork maiden hurdle in January, staying on well behind an odds-on shot who later won a Grade 3 novice; won in good style at Limerick three weeks ago; trip may be a little short of his best, ground conditions should help.

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6th

10

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Oscars Brother

11st 3lb

J: Daniel King

T: Damian Murphy

towards rear, keeping on when hampered by faller 2 out, soon no extra

14/1

1st

4

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:45 Limerick

Oscars Brother

11st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Damian Murphy

Runner-up on all three point-to-points and again on rules debut in 3m Cork maiden hurdle in January, staying on well behind an odds-on shot who has since won a Grade 3 novice; third and fourth have also won since so form looks strong and leading player here on ground he handles.

11/8

2nd

9

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:22 Cork

Oscars Brother

11st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Damian Murphy

Runner-up on all three point starts and the form of a couple of those races is working out okay; plenty on his plate on rules debut though.

25/1

Form: 12

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point winner and impressive scorer in a competitive Leopardstown maiden hurdle on his track debut; no match for Tullyhill at Punchestown; should be better for the experience, though the form was let down by the winner at Cheltenham, and the third and fourth failed to complete Cheltenham handicaps.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

9

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

No Flies On Him

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E J O’Grady

prominent, soon raced in third, headway 5th

2/1

2nd

4

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

15:05 Punchestown

No Flies On Him

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E J O’Grady

Point winner and impressive scorer in a competitive Leopardstown maiden hurdle on his track debut; Supreme Novices and Baring Bingham entrant and a very promising individual.

7/2

1st

19

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

No Flies On Him

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E J O’Grady

raced in second, led 2nd, clear and going best approaching last, pushed out and reduced lead towards finish, comfortably

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 01

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to yard's high-class hurdler/chaser Concertista; won 1m4f Chantilly contest in 2022 for Freddie Head; long absence seemed to find him out on hurdling debut when midfield behind No Flies On Him at Leopardstown; won readily at Punchestown on second attempt.

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2

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Anotherway

11st 3lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

midfield

6/1

1st

1

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 30y

13:10 Punchestown

Anotherway

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

didn't always jump with fluency, briefly led, raced in second before 1st, led again going best after 2 out, went clear when mistake last, pushed out

11/8

11th

3

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

Anotherway

11st 7lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, weakened approaching last

4/1

Form: 31

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Promising bumper winner but his lack of jumping experience could make things difficult in a competitive novice event.

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3

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Blaze The Way

11st 3lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

prominent early, soon dropped to midfield

25/1

1st

2

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

17:40 Thurles

Blaze The Way

12st 0lb

J: Mr T Hamilton

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

raced in third, went second over 4f out, ridden to lead but faced challenge under 2f out, briefly headed 1f out, kept on well

8/1

3rd

2

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:35 Leopardstown

Blaze The Way

12st 0lb

J: Mr T Hamilton

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

prominent, outpaced 2f out, kept on and went modest third inside final furlong

14/1

Form: -51121

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Narrowly denied a hat-trick when beaten a neck in a Grade 3 novice hurdle at Navan in November; did well to beat the very experienced Ashdale Bob at Leopardstown, could be a factor again

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6

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Dee Capo

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

9/2

1st

3

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 72y

14:50 Leopardstown

Dee Capo

11st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, prominent after 3 out, went second on outer after 2 out, ridden to lead run-in, ran on

9/2

2nd

1

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:30 Navan

Dee Capo

11st 1lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped right on occasions, led, joined after 2nd, headed and raced in second 3rd, lost position after 5th, not fluent when jumped right and dropped to rear 4 out, headway when raced wide before 2 out, briefly led after last, headed towards finish

11/4

Form: 21

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in both point-to-points last year and reappeared for fine hurdles debut at Thurles in November, only denied close home by an odds-on chance (third won next time); left an impression he could go to better things when winning at the same venue last month

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11

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Rushmount

11st 3lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Jonathan Sweeney

towards rear

11/2

1st

5

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 132y

15:53 Thurles

Rushmount

11st 4lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Jonathan Sweeney

travelled strongly, raced in third, not fluent when pecked on landing 3 out, challenging towards near side 2 out, soon led narrowly, went clear when pushed out after last, comfortably

11/8

2nd

4

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

15:50 Thurles

Rushmount

11st 4lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Jonathan Sweeney

midfield in chasing group, headway when not fluent 2 out, disputed lead when ridden after last, kept on well but headed final strides

9/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dee Capo

The Irish Sun:

Gold Dancer

TOPSPEED:

Anotherway

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Dee Capo

POSTDATA:

Dee Capo