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Fibrus Says “No” To Price Hikes Novice Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5643.48
  • 2m 6f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Fibrus Says “No” To Price Hikes Novice Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £1.80
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 505F68

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Promising runner-up in a Punchestown bumper on debut last year but hasn't delivered on that yet in six hurdle starts; needs to jump better but isn't one to discount given his connections.

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1st

5

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

Intent Approach

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: C Byrnes

didn't always jump with fluency, midfield early, towards rear 4th, headway 3 out, pressed leaders on inner before 2 out, switched left when pushed along before last, ran on to lead towards finish, won going away

13/2

8th

15

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Intent Approach

10st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: C Byrnes

Runner-up in a Punchestown festival bumper last year; fell on his handicap debut at Thurles and jumped poorly at Punchestown last time; best watched for now.

14/1

6th

7

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

15:20 Punchestown

Intent Approach

10st 5lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: C Byrnes

Runner-up in a Punchestown festival bumper last year; reasonable efforts in a trio of maiden hurdles and seemingly well fancied when falling on his handicap debut at Thurles; could well be a factor here if that has not left a mark.

7/2

7/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 3244 BF

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Triple point winner ran creditably in defeat on his first three maiden hurdle starts (best run over C&D) but was well below that level when favourite at Ayr last time, beaten 30l; needs his best.

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2nd

2

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

Annaghbeg

11st 12lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

prominent, not fluent on inner 3 out, soon challenging, not fluent last, soon ridden, kept on but no match for winner

7/1

4th

2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Annaghbeg

11st 9lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

Three-time point winner who ran to fairly useful level when placed on first two hurdling starts, latterly when very close second here (2m5f, soft) in December; slightly disappointing after racing too freely in first-time cheekpieces (now removed) at Down Royal (2m4f, soft) on Boxing Day but still a leading contender.

2/1

4th

5

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 50y

11:40 Down Royal

Annaghbeg

11st 4lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

Winner of three 'Points' and has done little wrong in two starts over hurdles, bagging a good third in a fair contest on initial try here, before narrowly losing out in a novices at Ayr 15 days ago; entitled to have a good crack at it.

14/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 6-57U4

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Flat winner has run well at times in defeat in 10 hurdle starts up to 2m5f; solid fourth back to 2m last time but these conditions will test his stamina up in trip.

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No Results Found

Form: 008212

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won a mares' handicap hurdle at Punchestown (2m7f) and a 9l runner-up at Leopardstown over 2m4f last time; given a 1lb rise but this longer trip will suit and can go well.

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4th

7

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

Pipers Boreen

11st 3lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Shane Nolan

Won a mares' handicap hurdle at Punchestown (2m7f) and a 9l runner-up at Leopardstown over 2m4f last time; given a 1lb rise but this longer trip will suit and can go well.

7/2

2nd

9

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:30 Leopardstown

Pipers Boreen

10st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Shane Nolan

Improver of late since switched to handicaps, finishing clear second over 2m5f at Fairyhouse before landing 3m Punchestown contest on soft-to-heavy, showing good attitude to hold off a strong favourite (Bestaline a remote third); 8lb higher but bold follow-up bid anticipated.

3/1

Form: 70605P

Last run: 155 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Finished third in both points starts; just a glimpse of ability in six starts between hurdles and fences; tongue-tie on for handicap debut after a break; worth a market check.

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5th

8

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

Squire Ohara

10st 9lb

J: Daniel King

T: A J Martin

Finished third in both points starts; just a glimpse of ability in six starts between hurdles and fences; tongue-tie on for handicap debut after a break; worth a market check.

14/1

Form: -04132 BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won a Cork handicap hurdle over 2m and solid runs in defeat over 2m4f last twice; not sure that this trip is what he needs and he is creeping up the handicap but has to be on the shortlist.

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9th

5

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

17:50 Wexford

Dgalwaygallivantor

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a Cork handicap hurdle over 2m in November; solid runs in defeat over 2m4f at Punchestown in January and Gowran in February; 2m6f trip proved too far for him at Down Royal; this is more suitable for chase bow.

6/1

6th

6

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

Dgalwaygallivantor

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a Cork handicap hurdle over 2m and solid runs in defeat over 2m4f last twice; not sure that this trip is what he needs and he is creeping up the handicap but has to be on the shortlist.

5/2

Form: 993339

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

A 2m Flat winner in France but remains a maiden over hurdles after nine starts for this yard; a fine third at Gowran two starts ago but has to bounce back from a poor Leopardstown showing.

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9th

18

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

Bestaline

10st 6lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

took keen hold, held up in rear

20/1

7th

3

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

Bestaline

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

A 2m Flat winner in France but remains a maiden over hurdles after nine starts for this yard; a fine third at Gowran two starts ago but has to bounce back from a poor Leopardstown showing.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: /653-9

Last run: 43 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Some fine runs in defeat in maiden hurdles for former yards; well beaten on handicap debut for this yard last month but should have improved from that first run after an absence.

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1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

El Capitaine

12st 0lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Tom Dreaper

held up in rear, in touch with leaders towards far side when fell 3 out

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €109.00
Straight Forecast €115.40
Tricast €619.50
Trifecta €872.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Dgalwaygallivantor

SPOTLIGHT:

Pipers Boreen

TOPSPEED:

San Martino

The Irish Sun:

Dgalwaygallivantor

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Pipers Boreen