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Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Hurdle (Grade 2)

  • Prize money: £30782.61
  • 2m 4f 45y
  • 4 runners
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Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Hurdle (Grade 2)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.90

Form: 18-232 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Shy of Grade 1 class but solid performer on his day at this sort of level, and this sort of trip, in Britain; latest win was in Grade 2 at Fontwell over a year ago and good run under top weight in Kelso handicap last month; has won on heavy but the more it dries out, the better his chance; bit to find at these weights with a couple of rivals.

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

1st

1

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 45y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Brewinupastorm

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Olly Murphy

raced wide, raced in second, left in lead and faced challenge 2 out, soon ridden, kept on well run-in

9/2

2nd

1

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:42 Kelso

Brewinupastorm

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

11yo whose can be inconsistent but he won the Grade 2 National Spirit at Fontwell (2m3f, good) last February and ran okay when third of four in Grade 2 Relkeel at Cheltenham (2m4f, heavy) on New Year's Day; no surprise to see a good performance on first handicap start since January 2021.

8/1

3rd

2

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

15:15 Cheltenham

Brewinupastorm

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Olly Murphy

Bang there when falling at the final flight in this race in 2022 (soft), but soundly beaten fifth of nine behind Marie's Rock 12 months ago (soft); won the Grade 2 National Spirit at Fontwell (2m3f, good) in February and he may have needed November's reappearance run at Aintree, but this 11yo has a patchy profile nowadays and could be vulnerable once more.

9/1

Form: -31P14 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict

Did well in his juvenile campaign before landing the Galway Hurdle in August, a notable achievement for a 4yo; warmed up for Cheltenham with Grade 3 win at Naas and was a respectable 10l fourth to stablemate State Man in the Champion Hurdle; only attempt at this sort of trip saw him finish third in Grade 1 at Auteuil last May.

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

2nd

3

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 45y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Zarak The Brave

11st 6lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced wide, held up in rear, niggled along briefly before 5th, went third before 2 out, left in second and challenging from 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in, no match for winner

11/10

7

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Zarak The Brave

11st 10lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

Unraced on heavy going, seems to handle any other; ran well behind high-ranking stablemate Lossiemouth twice last term; justified favouritism in Naas Grade 3 most recently, adding to his Galway Hurdle success two starts earlier; currently well short of stablemate State Man's standard but may still rate higher and has each-way possibilities.

16/1

1st

2

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 112y

14:10 Naas

Zarak The Brave

11st 3lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced in third, not fluent 4th, headway 4 out, not fluent 3 out, smooth headway and went second before 2 out, led last, shaken up and kept on run-in, always doing enough

1/3

Form: 1P-724 D BF

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict

Very capable Graded performer over hurdles and fences, handles heavy well and gets 3lb from similarly-rated likely favourite Zarak The Brave; had a good run behind classy Sir Gerhard over this trip in December and possibly not right when dropping out in Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran the following month; decent record in small fields like this and tongue-tie an interesting addition.

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

3rd

6

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 45y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Thedevilscoachman

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Noel Meade

raced wide, didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, dropped to last and weakened before 2 out, no impression when hampered by faller after 2 out

7/2

4th

5

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

14:15 Gowran Park

Thedevilscoachman

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Noel Meade

Won 2022 Boyne Hurdle at Navan from Ashdale Bob; dual Grade 3 winner over fences last year, showing plenty of stamina in races at Naas and Limerick; improved from his return to action in the Troytown Chase when splitting Sir Gerhard and Ashdale Bob at Punchestown; first-time cheekpieces now; could be hard to beat.

7/4

2nd

6

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 15y

14:15 Punchestown

Thedevilscoachman

11st 6lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Noel Meade

Won 2022 Boyne Hurdle from Ashdale Bob; Dual Grade 3 winner over fences this year; should be better for his return to action in the Troytown Chase.

4/1

Form: 145P16

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

As with stablemate Beacon Edge, he is overlooked by the stable jockey who has been released to ride British raider Brewin'upastorm; very progressive 3m handicapper last season, and after a brief spell over fences, won a valuable 3m handicap at Leopardstown in February; missed a Cheltenham engagement and is up in grade and down in trip here.

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

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

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Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta €92.00
Straight Forecast €101.00
Trifecta €168.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Zarak The Brave

SPOTLIGHT:

Thedevilscoachman

The Irish Sun:

Zarak The Brave

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Thedevilscoachman