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Leisure Domes Ltd Marquee Hire Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5900
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 15 runners
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Leisure Domes Ltd Marquee Hire Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 8785

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Placed on the Flat and some respectable efforts in defeat in maiden hurdles; not beaten far on handicap debut at Naas last time despite being hampered by a faller at the last; hood retained and looks a player.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

10

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Macinamillion

10st 13lb

J: Alix Balfe

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, some headway halfway, went second 3 out, led going easily approaching last, not fluent last, ridden and kept on well towards finish

3/1

5th

7

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:17 Naas

Macinamillion

11st 4lb

J: Alix Balfe

T: Gavin Cromwell

Placed on the Flat up to 1m6f; showed some ability on two of his three hurdle runs; can be keen so the addition of a hood for handicap debut might help; of interest.

8/1

8th

4

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:38 Fairyhouse

Macinamillion

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gavin Cromwell

A 54-rated Flat maiden after ten races; needs to reverse Cork form with Eagle Fang and Kilkuila; failed to improve at Galway teen days ago.

14/1

25/1

  • Place: £6.30

Form: 000

Last run: 113 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Huge prices in three maiden hurdles and little sign of ability; however, he is likely to be better now dropped into handicaps; worth a market check.

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2nd

11

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Aboy Joey

10st 11lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 3 out, short of room and switched left after 2 out, ran on well and went second inside final 110yds

25/1

17th

1

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

12:45 Cork

Aboy Joey

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Three-figure odds for two maiden hurdle outings last month and has run accordingly.

100/1

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7/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 442343 D BF

Last run: 113 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Generally consistent in all spheres but doesn't win very often; a decent C&D effort on heavy ground when last seen and is likely to be involved.

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3rd

3

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

The Banger Doyle

11st 11lb

J: A P Heskin

T: John Queally

prominent throughout, not fluent 4th, went second again last, no extra and lost second inside final 110yds

7/1

3rd

3

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

14:45 Cork

The Banger Doyle

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: John Queally

Let down by his jumping when favourite for a handicap hurdle at Thurles last time; useful Flat/chase form before that; should be thereabouts of jumping better.

4/1

Form: 9075P BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Showed a glimpse of ability in maiden hurdles and on handicap debut at Gowran; however, was never going well when pulled-up at Clonmel last time; however, horses from this yard often bounce back from poor runs so still one to keep in mind.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:35 Clonmel

Whateys Quest

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

in touch with leaders, jumped slightly left 1st, prominent on outer before 5th, went second and joined leader after 3 out, led going okay before straight, wandered on approach 2 out, went clear when nudged along before last, easily

7/2

4th

7

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Whateys Quest

11st 6lb

J: Kevin A Murphy

T: C Byrnes

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent when not fluent 3 out, disputing third 2 out, no extra and lost third inside final 110yds

6/1

Form: 003-P5

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

A maiden after 10 hurdle starts and soundly beaten last few times; 1lb out of the handicap.

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5th

15

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Duffys Hodey

10st 0lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear, headway from 3 out, keeping on when switched right towards far side approaching last, ran on well towards finish, not reach leaders

33/1

5th

11

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Clonmel

Duffys Hodey

10st 13lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

midfield, in touch with leaders after 3 out, no impression when tired jump last

9/1

Form: -92990 D

Last run: 137 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Has a poor win record on the Flat and over hurdles; has been mostly well beaten recently in this sphere; others preferred.

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6th

8

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Contrapposto

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: R Donohoe

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent after 3 out, disputing third 2 out, weakened run-in

40/1

14th

14

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:40 Punchestown

Contrapposto

11st 1lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: R Donohoe

towards rear

14/1

9th

16

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

16:10 Galway

Contrapposto

10st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: R Donohoe

took keen hold, prominent

14/1

Form: -53000

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Maiden on the Flat and over hurdles but placed a few times, including in a 3m maiden hurdle here; poor lately, though.

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12th

13

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:50 Naas

Inchiquin Maid

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: David Kenneth Budds

in rear, not fluent 3rd

20/1

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: F-2242 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Sole win over hurdles came over C&D on good ground in 2021; however, handles heavy ground too and has been consistent in defeat of late; creeping up the handicap too but likely to be closely involved.

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8th

5

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Ricky Bobby

11st 9lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Timothy Doyle

midfield, took keen hold and rapid headway to lead halfway, faced challenge 2 out, headed approaching last, weakened final 110yds

13/2

2nd

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:17 Naas

Ricky Bobby

12st 0lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

Sole win came in a 2m Cork handicap in 2021; solid in defeat on the Flat and over hurdles last four starts; likely to be closely involved again.

5/1

4th

5

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Ricky Bobby

11st 12lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

Reverted to hurdles last twice when just held in a handicap at Thurles and overhauled late at Cork last month; has gone up 5lb but comes here in form and unlikely to be far away.

4/1

Form: 553705 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

One of two runners for yard; dual hurdle winner, including in heavy ground; returned after two years away this season and has run well at times; needs to find more.

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9th

9

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Cosmic Rock

11st 3lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

in touch with leaders, not fluent 3 out, weakened approaching last

20/1

5th

6

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Cosmic Rock

11st 0lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield, not fluent towards rear 3rd, some headway after 3 out, no impression after 2 out

10/1

Form: 010-70 D

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won his third hurdle race when scoring at Gowran in January 2023 but has been nowhere near that level since and need more evidence of wellbeing.

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10th

6

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Listenheretomejack

11st 7lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Eoin Doyle

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders towards far side after 3 out, weakened approaching last

22/1

10th

2

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

Listenheretomejack

12st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Narrow winner over Derridae in this race last year; off for 11 months before mid-division after a poor round of jumping at Fairyhouse last time; 7lb higher this year but likely to be primed for a big run for a local yard.

7/1

7th

6

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 143y

13:15 Fairyhouse

Listenheretomejack

11st 8lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Triple hurdle winner over 2m was well beaten when last seen and has stamina to prove after an absence.

25/1

Form: 7-1754 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 12st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won at Limerick (2m) on comeback over Christmas and best effort since was when fourth over 2m4f here 11 days ago; weakened late then off this mark and the drop back to this trip will suit.

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3rd

7

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Johngus

11st 7lb

J: Mr S Tobin

T: Sean Aherne

Won at Limerick (2m) over Christmas on belated seasonal debut; best effort since was when fourth over 2m4f at Cork; weakened late then and ended up almost 5l behind today's rival Cheerful Chap (second); poor run over 2m at Cork last time.

16/1

11th

1

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Johngus

12st 1lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Sean Aherne

prominent, weakened from 3 out

11/2

4th

6

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Johngus

11st 8lb

J: Mr S Tobin

T: Sean Aherne

Winner at Limerick over Christmas before failing to follow up when favourite two days later; struggled over fences at Clonmel when last seen 70 days ago; may do better back over hurdles.

14/1

Form: 233835

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Maiden on the Flat and over hurdles after 11 starts but several fine runs in defeat; was poor at Thurles last time but has a chance if bouncing back in a first-time tongue-tie.

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12th

2

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Mercury Mission

11st 13lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Michael John O’Connor

led, headed but prominent halfway, weakened before 3 out

9/1

5th

11

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

15:20 Thurles

Mercury Mission

10st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael John O’Connor

Still a maiden but has some reasonable maiden hurdle form and finished a respectable third in a Listed handicap at Limerick mlast month; each-way claims.

11/2

3rd

9

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Mercury Mission

10st 11lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Michael John O’Connor

Fair maiden on the level was placed in maiden/novice company in the summer; hung and jumped right when beaten 20l on handicap debut in the Lartigue at Listowel so going this way should help but heavy ground a concern.

14/1

Form: 87940

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Showed a glimpse of ability in maiden hurdles before winning a mares' maiden point; was always in rear on handicap debut at Gowran last time and huge improvement is needed on that.

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13th

12

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Knockaneleigh Girl

10st 11lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Declan Queally

in rear throughout (jockey said mare hung badly right)

25/1

14th

11

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Knockaneleigh Girl

10st 12lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Declan Queally

Ordinary form over hurdles; ran away with a weak mares' maiden point at Loughrea in October; stable enjoying an excellent point-to-point campaign.

12/1

4th

9

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 160y

15:15 Downpatrick

Knockaneleigh Girl

10st 11lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Declan Queally

in rear, some headway after 5 out, outpaced before 2 out, soon no impression

20/1

Form: 00-860

Last run: 123 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Not a bad run at Limerick on handicap hurdle debut in November but was poor at Thurles 9 days later; placed in three points since; needs more.

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11th

12

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Limerick

Out Of The Park

11st 5lb

J: Mr J Aherne

T: A M O’Grady

Not a bad run over 2m at this venue on handicap hurdle debut in November but was poor at Thurles nine days later; made the frame in three points before a poor hurdles run at Cork 10 days ago.

10/1

14th

14

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Out Of The Park

10st 7lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: A M O’Grady

never better than midfield, lost position and towards rear 3 out

14/1

16th

4

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:35 Thurles

Out Of The Park

11st 9lb

J: Mr J Aherne

T: A M O’Grady

Never counted on recent handicap debut at Limerick; others look better handicapped.

20/1

Form: 8067

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Best of three maiden hurdle runs came when beaten 16l at Fairyhouse last time; one to watch in the market on handicap debut from a shrewd yard.

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4

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Penalty Try

11st 9lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Ross O’Sullivan

prominent on inner, dropped to midfield halfway, weakened from 4 out, pulled up 3 out (jockey said gelding stopped quickly and pulled up)

9/1

7th

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:30 Fairyhouse

Penalty Try

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ross O’Sullivan

midfield

25/1

6th

2

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

12:30 Thurles

Penalty Try

12st 0lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Mid-division on his bumper debut at Ballinrobe; not disgraced in a Navan maiden hurdle last month after racing freely; one for handicaps down the line.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €1841.00
Straight Forecast €3177.20
Tricast €17595.20
Trifecta €5358.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Johngus

SPOTLIGHT:

Macinamillion

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Penalty Try

The Irish Sun:

Cosmic Rock

POSTDATA:

Johngus