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Lodge At Ashford Castle (Q.R.) Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5900
  • 2m 6f 91y
  • 13 runners
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Lodge At Ashford Castle (Q.R.) Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £7.40
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 888F1

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Still going okay when coming down on his handicap debut at Limerick last month but left that behind when bolting up at Naas earlier this month; 12lb rise is fair and booking of O'Connor is a positive; shortlisted.

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9th

4

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Oneforgonzo

11st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Sean Aherne

Bolted up by 13l at Naas (3m, soft to heavy) and had a bit in hand when defying a 12lb rise at Ballinrobe (2m6f, soft); has another 9lb to contend with now and on drier ground, but he's clearly progressive.

11/4

1st

8

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Oneforgonzo

11st 8lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Sean Aherne

towards rear, headway on outer before 2 out, soon in touch with leaders, went third last, ridden to lead final 110yds, kept on well, comfortably

11/4

1st

12

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Oneforgonzo

11st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Sean Aherne

travelled strongly, midfield, headway after 8th, pressed leaders towards near side when not fluent 2 out, led going best approaching last, went clear when nudged along run-in, comfortably

16/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 13OO60

Last run: 69 days

W: 12st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner on decent ground last year and ran with credit behind Luccia at Ascot on his penultimate run; tailed off having been too keen in the Betfair Hurdle since from 7lb higher British mark; likely to be a big player from this reduced mark stepping up in trip (full brother excelled at 2m6f+).

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2nd

4

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Onlyamatteroftime

12st 4lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

held up in rear, some headway on outer after 2 out, not fluent last, ran on well run-in, went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

3/1

14/1

  • Place: £5.90

Form: 0-134P CD

Last run: 150 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won on return over C&D in August and two good runs in defeat prior to pulling up at Limerick when last seen; best form is on quicker ground though.

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3rd

11

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

My Friend The Wind

11st 6lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: E McNamara

midfield, lost position and towards rear after 4 out, plenty to do 2 out, ran on well run-in, went third towards finish, nearest finish

14/1

0

5

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:45 Limerick

My Friend The Wind

11st 9lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Won over hurdles in August and two solid chase runs since; a contender

7/1

Form: 563F4P

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Won handicap debut in 2022 but hasn't managed to build on that since and was pulled up back over timber last time; now tried with cheekpieces and others preferred.

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4th

9

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Nephin Beg

11st 7lb

J: Mr J L Scallan

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

prominent throughout, disputed lead approaching last, led home turn, headed final 110yds, weakened towards finish

20/1

4

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

15:30 Clonmel

Nephin Beg

12st 2lb

J: Mr J L Scallan

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Winner on handicap debut over hurdles at Cork in novice company; similar level of form chasing this term without success although jumping doesn't seem to be improving; back hurdling here and can't rule out.

10/1

Form: 3P01U0

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Showed ability in bumpers and confirmed that promise when bolting up on handicap bow at Limerick; beaten when unseating at Punchestown and tailed off at Cork since; hard to gauge now but warrants respect back up in trip.

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5th

2

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Noble Talent

12st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: T J Nagle Jr

Not unbacked when winning easily on handicap debut at Limerick in January (2m5f, heavy); his fifth behind Oneforgonzo at Ballinrobe (2m6f) represented a return to form and likely to go well if he stays.

16/1

5th

3

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Noble Talent

12st 4lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: T J Nagle Jr

midfield

11/1

Form: P68890

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden and hard to fancy on anything he's shown so far; needs to improve for further; wears first-time hood.

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6th

13

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

The Lucky Lobster

10st 13lb

J: Mr T Walsh

T: Declan Queally

midfield, in touch with leaders 4 out

25/1

Form: -0097U

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Unplaced in 10 starts so far; made an error when coming down at Cork last time; needs to leave this season's form behind.

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7th

12

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Trackman Tommy

11st 5lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Patrick G Kelly

towards rear, not fluent 2nd, headway 4 out, headway into midfield after 4 out

33/1

4

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

17:08 Cork

Trackman Tommy

11st 12lb

J: Charlotta Ericsson

T: Patrick G Kelly

held up in rear on inner early, in touch with leaders and 7 lengths down when mistake and unseated 10th

20/1

7th

5

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 73y

14:25 Punchestown

Trackman Tommy

11st 4lb

J: Ms E C Costello

T: Patrick G Kelly

Ran okay in a couple of maiden hurdles last spring; soundly beaten on his handicap debut at Limerick last time and others preferred.

33/1

Form: 0511P6

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back handicap hurdles at the start of the winter but his mark suffered as a result; now tried in a first-time tongue-tie and career best called for.

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8th

5

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Shotgun Jack

12st 4lb

J: Ms E C Costello

T: Patrick G Kelly

led, faced challenge after 2 out, headed approaching last, soon weakened

16/1

6th

6

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Shotgun Jack

10st 10lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

Too keen last time out on handicap debut but had won in good style on both his previous starts on similar ground to what he will get here; type to bounce back and freshened up with 84-day break.

6/1

0

3

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Shotgun Jack

11st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

took keen hold, prominent, soon went second, pecked on landing 6th, led narrowly 7th, clear with one other 8th, headed after 2 out (usual 3 out), soon weakened, pulled up approaching last

7/2

Form: 230554

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

0-10 but ran with credit over fences last time on just his second start for this yard; interesting back over timber stepping up in trip.

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9th

10

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Sea Road Fill

11st 7lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Darren Collins

prominent

16/1

4th

8

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:55 Cork

Sea Road Fill

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

Maiden over hurdles but respectable debut over fences in a weaker beginners' chase at Thurles; more needed here.

25/1

5th

10

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Sea Road Fill

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

Placed form in 2m5f handicap hurdles earlier in the season for Edward O'Grady; fair bit to find with some of these on hurdles ratings now switched to fences for new yard.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1112B0

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Won four on the spin last year, two over timber and two over fences; brought down at Down Royal last month and tailed off at Fairyhouse since; might bounce back up in trip here and went close from a higher chase mark in November; handles testing ground.

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10th

1

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Cave Court

12st 4lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

raced wide, midfield

7/1

10th

11

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Cave Court

10st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

Ran up a four-timer over hurdles and fences last August/September; runner-up to subsequent scorer Clonmeen in a handicap chase at Down Royal in November; potentially well treated relative to chase form, brought down at the fourth at Down Royal.

10/1

9

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Down Royal

Cave Court

10st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

held up in rear, brought down 4th

6/1

Form: /50246

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 8lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Promising run at Punchestown in January but distant fourth on chase debut at Thurles in February and struggled on return to hurdles at Cork latest.

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2nd

12

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 160y

18:45 Downpatrick

Not May

10st 2lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

midfield

12/1

11th

14

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Not May

10st 8lb

J: Mr Finn Tegetmeier

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

midfield

20/1

6th

11

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

17:08 Cork

Not May

11st 2lb

J: Mr Finn Tegetmeier

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

raced wide, in touch with leaders, headway and prominent 11th, weakening when mistake and pecked on landing 3 out, tailed off

10/1

Form: 6971

Last run: 8 days

W: 12st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Didn't show a lot in maiden hurdles but made a winning handicap debut at Limerick last week when sent off 11-4 favourite; won well but the handicapper has dished out a 16lb hike in the weights; pedigree hints at him improving for further so can't be ruled out.

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2

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

King Of Cong

12st 4lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: Terence O’Brien

prominent, soon went second

13/2

1st

4

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Limerick

King Of Cong

11st 12lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: Terence O’Brien

prominent, joined leaders after 3 out

14/1

Form: /9-037

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Promise in 2022; missed 2023 but improved from her handicap debut when hitting the frame over 3m1f at Punchestown on her penultimate start; however, lesser effort at Leopardstown last time and she needs a career best.

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7

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

See A Stride

11st 13lb

J: Mr F D Brickley

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders on inner

12/1

7th

7

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Leopardstown

See A Stride

11st 11lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Point-to-point winner in 2021; 0-7 under rules, best effort when second in 2m Fairyhouse mares' maiden two years ago and (having missed all of last year) on second start back when good third (Cosmo Renfro second) over 3m1f at Punchestown last month on heavy; stays well and one to consider.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €163.00
Straight Forecast €126.50
Tricast €1785.10
Trifecta €2150.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Onlyamatteroftime

POSTDATA:

Oneforgonzo

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Onlyamatteroftime

The Irish Sun:

Oneforgonzo