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Franco Hughes Bookmakers Novice Handicap Hurdle

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  • 2m 3f 70y
  • 10 runners
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Franco Hughes Bookmakers Novice Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.90
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 9-6635

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Some promise in maiden hurdles; creditable effort when third behind an easy winner on handicap debut over a shorter trip here last month; the step up in trip did not produce much improvement last month, but he produced another solid display, taking fifth in a 24-runner contest,

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

1st

10

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:15 Naas

Three In A Row

11st 2lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: A L T Moore

held up in rear, steady headway after 3 out, went fourth and going easily 2 out, switched left and pressed leader approaching last, ridden and kept on well run-in, led inside final 110yds, stayed on

4/1

5th

15

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Three In A Row

11st 9lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: A L T Moore

Bits of promise in maiden hurdles and creditable effort on handicap debut here last month; may come on for that first run in four months and less exposed than most.

6/1

3rd

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:52 Naas

Three In A Row

11st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: A L T Moore

midfield, not fluent 3rd

6/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: -4029B

Last run: 126 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Worth considering his second in a 22-runner contest at Punchestown in October which represented an improvement on previous handicap form; down the field at Cheltenham on his next start; out of contention when brought down at the last at Punchestown last time.

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

4th

13

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Downtherefordancin

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Maiden has finished second in 2m4f handicaps at Punchestown and last month (after 126-day absence) at Naas, outstayed late on but clear of the remainder; 4lb rise okay and big player.

11/2

2nd

5

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:15 Naas

Downtherefordancin

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders, smooth headway to lead before 2 out, nudged along approaching last, ridden and kept on run-in, headed inside final 110yds, stayed on

7/1

0

11

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Downtherefordancin

11st 3lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Down the field at Cheltenham on latest in a race won well by Impose Toi; comes into the reckoning on his second in a 222-runner contest at this venue in October which represented an improvement on previous handIcap form

10/1

Form: -80886

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in two starts in bumpers; yet to manage better than sixth place over jumps; hard to fancy.

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

3rd

5

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:20 Bellewstown

Run For Harry

11st 10lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders after 3 out

5/1

3rd

4

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:15 Naas

Run For Harry

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pressed leaders 2 out, outpaced last, kept on final 110yds, no match for first two

14/1

Form: 5PP178 D

Last run: 188 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Belatedly opened his account (on his 24th hurdle start) with a 13l Killarney handicap win last August; that seemed to come out of the blue, though he was well supported; soundly beaten off the revised mark at Listowel and similarly at Punchestown in October.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:10 Tramore

General Clermont

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: D E Fitzgerald

Sole success in 33 career starts came in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Killarney last August; 0-5 as a chaser and has steered clear of fences since late 2022.

12/1

4th

7

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:15 Naas

General Clermont

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: D E Fitzgerald

led, headed before 2 out, outpaced approaching last, no impression run-in

12/1

Form: P7F448

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Nine-race maiden; showed promise in maiden hurdles; not far off fifth-placed Three In A Row here on recent handicap debut, open to improvement; could feature.

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

4th

12

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Gabriel Ranger

11st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph G Murphy

disputed lead early, soon prominent

12/1

5th

9

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:15 Naas

Gabriel Ranger

11st 6lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Joseph G Murphy

towards rear, headway before 2 out, outpaced approaching last, no impression run-in

8/1

8th

4

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Gabriel Ranger

11st 13lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Joseph G Murphy

Eight-race maiden but has shown promise in maiden hurdles and the handicapper has given him a chance from this opening mark; shapes like longer trip may suit and one to consider.

11/1

Form: -07515 CD

Last run: 101 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Point winner; off the mark under rules in a weak maiden hurdle over C&D in December having previously finished fifth at Thurles in his first handicap hurdle; jumping was untidy in a novice chase at Cork in January.

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

7th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:10 Tramore

Iron Allen

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Won a weak maiden hurdle at Naas in December; didn't jump that well when beaten about 10l in a beginners' chase at Cork and was then well held in a handicap hurdle; others make greater appeal.

14/1

6th

8

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:15 Naas

Iron Allen

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

in touch with leaders, hung left before 2 out, weakened approaching last

5/1

Form: 004304

Last run: 92 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

0-9 over hurdles but some creditable efforts since switching to handicaps including third at Ballinrobe last August and fourth of 12 at Punchestown in January; place chance.

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

7th

11

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:15 Naas

Thats About Right

10st 9lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: P J Rothwell

held up in rear, brief headway towards near side 2 out, outpaced approaching last, weakened gradually run-in

10/1

Form: 36710P BF

Last run: 173 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner at Clonmel; off the mark over hurdles last September at the same venue in a 3m handicap run in testing conditions; moderate run at Punchestown next start; reported to be blowing hard after a poor Clonmel run in October.

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

8th

3

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:15 Naas

Brianna Lily

11st 12lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Patrick T Foley

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leaders 2 out, weakened quickly approaching last

14/1

0

6

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 37y

15:10 Clonmel

Brianna Lily

10st 10lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Patrick T Foley

Bumper winner here and off the mark over hurdles in C&D handicap in testing conditions last month in ready fashion; ran no sort of race however at Punchestown on better ground since off today's mark but remains of interest given her record here.

6/1

10th

15

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:45 Punchestown

Brianna Lily

10st 10lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Patrick T Foley

Bumper winner on a sound surface at Clonmel easily got off the mark over hurdles on testing ground at the same track last time; raised 9lb and up in class today but has to be respected.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: P458

Last run: 12 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Point winner; shaped with some promise when 15l fifth in a maiden here in February; failed to reproduce that form on his most recent maiden outing at this track.

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

9th

2

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:15 Naas

Reve Inoui

12st 0lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: J P Flavin

towards rear, not fluent 4th, raced in last and outpaced 6th, detached home turn, kept on approaching last, no telling impression

14/1

Form: 37547U

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Respectable form in maiden hurdles; well beaten on first two handicap starts,, both at Gowran; badly hampered by a faller and unseated three out at Down Royal a month ago.

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

10th

1

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:15 Naas

Nathan Wells

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, in touch with leaders 4th, lost ground quickly before 2 out, weakened and lost touch approaching last

12/1

10

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Down Royal

Nathan Wells

10st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, badly hampered by faller and dropped to rear 6th, badly hampered by faller and unseated 3 out

16/1

7th

19

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Nathan Wells

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Fair form in maidens; well held in fourth in a 2m handicap hurdle at this venue last month; however, of some interest with Jack Kennedy taking the mount in a race in which Gordon Elliott has three other runners.

6/1

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Tricast €646.20
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Three In A Row

The Irish Sun:

Gabriel Ranger

TOPSPEED:

Downtherefordancin

RP RATINGS (IRE):

General Clermont

POSTDATA:

Three In A Row