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Daragh Fitzpatrick Bookmakers Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5643.48
  • 2m 0f 119y
  • 13 runners
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Daragh Fitzpatrick Bookmakers Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £1.80

Form: -70542

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Tramore win last season was gained over 2m5f on soft ground; made a good start for this stable when a long-priced second over 2m4f at Cork last month; trip may be on the short side, but stamina should come into play at this stiff track.

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

1st

7

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

18:07 Ballinrobe

Cheerful Chap

10st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

made all, not fluent last, ridden and 2 lengths ahead run-in, faced challenge final strides, just held on

7/2

1st

9

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Cheerful Chap

11st 1lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Tramore win last season was gained over 2m5f on soft ground; made a good start for this stable when a long-priced second over 2m4f at Cork last month; trip may be on the short side, but stamina should come into play at this stiff track.

6/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 0282F6

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in handicaps at Punchestown and this venue during the winter; poor run in between over 2m4f; staying on when falling at the last at this venue on the penultimate start; let down by his jumping here 12 days ago; could reverse form with third-placed Red Striker if avoiding error.

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

2nd

11

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Verbal Sparring

10st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Desmond McDonogh

Runner-up in handicaps at Punchestown and this venue during the winter; poor run in between over 2m4f; staying on when falling at the last at this venue on the penultimate start; let down by his jumping here 12 days ago; could reverse form with third-placed Red Striker if avoiding error.

11/2

6th

3

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Verbal Sparring

11st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Desmond McDonogh

Maiden has been runner-up in handicaps at Punchestown and Naas during the winter; poor run in between was over 2m4f; staying on when falling at the last at Naas last time; a good chance he can make amends.

9/2

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:17 Naas

Verbal Sparring

11st 6lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Desmond McDonogh

Maiden has been twice runner-up recently, including over C&D last time; poor run in between was over 2m4f; up another 2lb but should be closely involved.

5/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: -17540 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

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.

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

5th

5

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

Johngus

11st 9lb

J: Mr S Tobin

T: Sean Aherne

midfield, headway 7th, weakened approaching last

7/1

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

OUR TIP

Form: 856221 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

The form of his second at Clonmel in January was given a surprise boost when the winner Jimmy Du Seuil chased home stablemate Ballyburn at Cheltenham; again runner at Thurles early last month before readily justifying favouritism at the same venue 11 days later; this opening mark gives him a fighting chance.

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

8th

14

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Answering

11st 7lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

soon midfield

12/1

4th

1

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Answering

12st 0lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

The form of his second at Clonmel in January was given a surprise boost when the winner Jimmy Du Seuil chased home stablemate Ballyburn at Cheltenham; again runner at Thurles early last month before readily justifying favouritism at the same venue 11 days later; this opening mark gives him a fighting chance.

7/2

Form: 6302P7 D BF

Last run: 106 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Recorded a three-timer in 2021 but has missed plenty of time since; some decent placed efforts this season, notably when second in a big field at Navan in November; hard to be confident after his failure when favourite at Tramore in January.

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

7th

12

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

Clarens

10st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: J P Flavin

Recorded a three-timer in the final quarter of 2021 but has missed plenty of time since; some decent placed efforts last season, notably when second in a big field at Navan in November; disappointing when favourite at Tramore in January; better when fifth to Cheerful Chap at Naas and may be sharper now.

10/1

5th

2

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Clarens

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: J P Flavin

Recorded a three-timer in 2021 but has missed plenty of time since; some decent placed efforts this season, notably when second in a big field at Navan in November; hard to be confident after his failure when favourite at Tramore in January.

8/1

Form: 425U90 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Winner of two bumpers and a novice hurdle during his time with Willie Mullins; has deteriorated sharply and has failed to show anything like his best form in two runs for this stable

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

6th

8

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Tempo Chapter Two

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Paul W Flynn

Winner of two bumpers and a novice hurdle during his time with Willie Mullins; has deteriorated sharply and has failed to show anything like his best form in two runs for this stable

25/1

11th

13

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Tempo Chapter Two

10st 10lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Paul W Flynn

Tried in a hood on his stable debut when well beaten in a 2m handicap hurdle here two weeks ago; hood is retained but has plenty to find to be a factor here.

33/1

Form: 083953 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Useful effort when third over 2m at Kilbeggan last August; failed to repeat that form at Bellewstown later that month; not a bad run at Gowran last month for a new stable and after a good break; comes into the reckoning following creditable third in a 25-runner contest at this venue.

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

7th

12

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Red Striker

10st 1lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

Useful effort when third over 2m at Kilbeggan last August; failed to repeat that form at Bellewstown later that month; not a bad run at Gowran last month for a new stable and after a good break; comes into the reckoning following creditable third in a 25-runner contest at this venue.

7/1

3rd

27

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Red Striker

11st 7lb

T: James M Barcoe

Returned to form off his reduced mark and in first-time blinkers when third over 2m at Kilbeggan last August; failed to repeat that form at Bellewstown later that month; not a bad run at Gowran last month for a new stable and after a good break; second reserve.

Form: 100455 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Bangor winner in December on heavy ground and fifth at the same venue last month after two fair efforts at Thurles; modest hurdling strike-rate (2-33); 3lb out of the handicap here; others are much more appealing.

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

5th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 160y

18:45 Downpatrick

Mullins Cross

10st 4lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: John Joseph Hanlon

in touch with leaders

10/1

8th

13

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Mullins Cross

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Bangor winner in December on heavy ground and fifth at the same venue last month after two fair efforts at Thurles; modest hurdling strike-rate (2-33); 3lb out of the handicap here; others are much more appealing.

16/1

13/2

Form: 25-135 D

Last run: 84 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Showed ability in bumpers without winning; got off the mark in a Tramore 2m maiden hurdle last November before a good run in a Cheltenham novice (would have finished closer but for interference); failed to run up to his best at Down Royal in January.

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

9th

4

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Soldante

12st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Showed ability in bumpers without winning; got off the mark in a Tramore 2m maiden hurdle last November before a good run in a Cheltenham novice (would have finished closer but for interference); failed to run up to his best at Down Royal in January.

13/2

5th

5

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:10 Down Royal

Soldante

11st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Showed ability in bumpers without winning; got off the mark in a Tramore 2m maiden hurdle in November before a cracking run in a Cheltenham novice when should have finished closer; can be involved.

4/1

3rd

4

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

12:05 Cheltenham

Soldante

11st 6lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Some of his bumper form reads well, despite no win, and he got up close home from a 2-9 favourite in 12-runner maiden at Tramore (2m, soft) 17 days ago on first attempt over hurdles; now tongue tied first time; needs another step forward but impressed with his strong finish last time.

16/1

Form: -8P54F D

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Losing run stretches back 21 months but step back in the right direction when fourth at Navan on penultimate start; running up with the pace when falling three out in a Cork event in which Cheerful Chap finished second.

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

10th

3

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Ebasari

12st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Losing run stretches back 21 months but step back in the right direction when fourth at Navan on penultimate start; running up with the pace when falling three out in a Cork event in which Cheerful Chap finished second.

10/1

3

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Ebasari

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Losing run for 20 months but step back in the right direction when fourth at Navan last time in a deep contest; may go well if he can build on that.

14/1

4th

2

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Navan

Ebasari

12st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Losing run is mounting up but he's back on a good mark as a result and he posted a respectable effort at Naas last month; needs to prove he can see out this trip on testing ground though.

6/1

Form: -50460 D

Last run: 136 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdles scorer whose last win came on the Flat at Dundalk in November 2022; some good runs in defeat at that venue late last year; has tended to struggle over hurdles since finishing second at this venue early last year.

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

11th

5

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Wajaaha

12st 0lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Patrick J McKenna

Three-time hurdles scorer whose last win came on the Flat at Dundalk in November 2022; some good runs in defeat at that venue late last year; has tended to struggle over hurdles since finishing second at this venue early last year.

20/1

Form: 0/8-2P D

Last run: 196 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Almost five years since he showed his best form, winning twice over hurdles; pulled up over fences on final start last year; towards the rear in a middle-distance handicap at Dundalk in January; best suited by a sound surface.

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

15th

9

(2)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:05 Navan

Construct

9st 7lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Turf/AW/hurdle winner but hard to be at all confident in his current vein of form (under both codes).

25/1

17th

18

(4)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:35 Navan

Construct

9st 3lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Five-time winner in total; form fell away after finishing second in a Kilbeggan beginners chase last summer; others preferred.

66/1

Form: 469466

Last run: 121 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Fair maiden form and seemed to show improvement when a staying-on sixth in a 2m handicap hurdle at Navan in November; similar display over 2m4f at the same venue in December; needs to find extra.

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

10

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Upthereforthinking

10st 11lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Fair maiden form and seemed to show improvement when a staying-on sixth in a 2m handicap hurdle at Navan in November; similar display over 2m4f at the same venue in December; needs to find extra.

8/1

6th

4

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Navan

Upthereforthinking

11st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield

6/1

6th

4

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:45 Navan

Upthereforthinking

11st 11lb

J: Alix Balfe

T: Gavin Cromwell

Showed ability in maiden hurdles, most recently under this rider at Galway last month; worth a market check.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta €196.00
Straight Forecast €230.70
Tricast €2702.40
Trifecta €1111.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Cheerful Chap

SPOTLIGHT:

Verbal Sparring

The Irish Sun:

Answering

POSTDATA:

Ebasari

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Red Striker