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Good To Yielding

Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle

  • Prize money: £10260.87
  • 2m 3f 58y
  • 14 runners
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Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

Form: 4221

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Kept good company before winning a 2m Naas maiden last month; unknown quantity over this trip and perhaps not sure to stay as effectively as stablemate Tag Man, Rachael Blackmore's mount.

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1st

8

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:40 Punchestown

Gorgeous Tom

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, not fluent 4 out, joined leaders going okay before last, ridden and ran on run-in, led towards finish

14/1

1st

2

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Naas

Gorgeous Tom

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Fourth in Slade Steel's maiden hurdle before chasing home Caldwell Potter at Navan in December and another promising effort when only finding one too good again at Tramore in January; interesting that Blackmore seemingly sides with Jasko Des Dames but has to be high on any shortlist regardless.

3/1

2nd

6

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 180y

12:00 Tramore

Gorgeous Tom

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent throughout, chased clear leader approaching last, kept on and went clear with winner run-in, no match for winner

13/8

Form: 52-154

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Ex-French; opened his account over 2m on heavy at Limerick: on debut for Willie Mullins; fifth in the Supreme Novices', having faded and lost two places towards the finish; fourth of six behind stablemate Mystical Power at Aintree; looks likely to stay this far and will be hard to beat if recovered from Aintree race.

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2nd

9

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:40 Punchestown

Mistergif

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, prominent on inner early, in touch with leaders after 3 out, headway when bit short of room to lead before last, soon joined and ridden, headed towards finish

13/8

4th

4

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 1

14:55 Aintree

Mistergif

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Ex-French 5yo who opened his account at Limerick (2m, heavy) on debut for Willie Mullins; finished behind Mystical Power and Firefox when fifth in the Supreme since but shaped as if this sharper track will suit, having faded and lost two places towards the finish; remains of interest.

8/1

7

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Mistergif

11st 7lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

0-11 in France, mostly on Flat, but showed clear promise (in a hood) over hurdles and was sold for 190,000euros after final run there; bright start for new connections, recording a wide-margin success at Limerick (2m, heavy; made all) in a race that high-class stablemate State Man landed in 2022 en route to Cheltenham Festival glory (in the County) and multiple Grade 1 wins; hood now reapplied; interesting prospect.

10/1

Form: 82126 CD

Last run: 95 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Course maiden winner over 2m4f last October; went close over 3m at Cheltenham later that month; January run at the same venue was too bad to be true but trainer could not explain at the time.

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3rd

1

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:40 Punchestown

Antrim Coast

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Course maiden winner over 2m4f last October; went close over 3m at Cheltenham later that month; January run at the same venue was too bad to be true but trainer could not explain at the time.

10/1

6th

2

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Antrim Coast

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has found steady improvement with each of his runs and the horse he pushed to a neck here in October (good to soft) has since returned to win a Class 2 handicap; that October race here was over 3m but he won his Irish maiden at this trip and one of two Festival entries is over 2m5f; now has tongue tied; each-way claims.

4/1

2nd

3

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:35 Cheltenham

Antrim Coast

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in last but in touch with leaders, headway after 3rd, went second after 2 out, led narrowly inside final 110yds, kept on but headed final strides

11/10

Form: 222129 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

First or second in his two points and all five hurdle races on home territory before failing to stay 3m in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham; balance of form gives him a good chance of reaching the money; would get 7lb from Mistergif in a handicap, 3lb from No Flies On Him.

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4th

4

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:40 Punchestown

Cleatus Poolaw

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

First or second in his two points and all five hurdle races on home territory before failing to stay 3m in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham; balance of form gives him a good chance of reaching the money; would get 7lb from Mistergif in a handicap, 3lb from No Flies On Him.

5/1

9th

11

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Cleatus Poolaw

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

First or second in his two points and all five races under rules; progressing well as a hurdler, following his Naas maiden win (2m3f) with always-prominent second of 14 to Noble Birth in the Pertemps qualifier there (2m7f, soft) 18 days ago; 3m can help with further progress.

7/1

2nd

4

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Cleatus Poolaw

10st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Did well to win a maiden hurdle over 2m2f here last month; looks a horse that will really relish this sort of trip and unlikely to be far away.

4/1

Form: 431 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point winner in November, beating a well-exposed sort; close fourth of nine in a Limerick bumper in December; remote third behind subsequent Cheltenham winner Jasmin De Vaux at Naas in January; made a fine start over hurdles with 2m4f maiden win at Cork; big jump in class now.

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5th

7

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:40 Punchestown

Freemans Bay

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Sean Byrne

Point winner in November, beating a well-exposed sort; close fourth of nine in a Limerick bumper in December; remote third behind subsequent Cheltenham winner Jasmin De Vaux at Naas in January; made a fine start over hurdles with 2m4f maiden win at Cork; big jump in class now.

25/1

1st

3

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:53 Cork

Freemans Bay

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Sean Byrne

in touch with leaders

10/1

3rd

3

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

16:20 Naas

Freemans Bay

12st 0lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: Sean Byrne

prominent, outpaced 2f out, ran on and went remote third inside final furlong

20/1

Form: 125F4 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Course 2m maiden winner on debut last May on good-to-yielding; halfway faller at Down Royal in March on return from 227-day absence; satisfactory run in fourth in a 2m4f Fairyhouse handicap; others better suited by the race conditions.

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6th

2

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:40 Punchestown

Barry Lyndon

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Course 2m maiden winner on debut last May on good-to-yielding; halfway faller at Down Royal in March on return from 227-day absence; satisfactory run in fourth in a 2m4f Fairyhouse handicap; others better suited by the race conditions.

20/1

4th

2

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Barry Lyndon

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Punchestown maiden winner on debut last May on much quicker ground; halfway faller on return from 227 day absence at Down Royal a fortnight ago, ground concerns here.

16/1

2

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Down Royal

Barry Lyndon

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent, fell 6th

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5143

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden point for Denis Murphy a year ago; stable's second-string in a bumper before landing a 2m maiden hurdle at Limerick with plenty to spare; dismal effort at Fairyhouse in January; some reassurance form Navan run, but hardly good enough to win this.

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7th

3

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:40 Punchestown

Binge Worthy

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a maiden point for Denis Murphy a year ago; stable's second-string in a bumper before landing a 2m maiden hurdle at Limerick with plenty to spare; dismal effort at Fairyhouse in January; some reassurance form Navan run, but hardly good enough to win this.

25/1

3rd

1

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 150y

15:58 Navan

Binge Worthy

11st 4lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a maiden point for Denis Murphy at Dromahane last April; stable's second string on his first bumper start; different proposition when landing a 2m maiden hurdle at Limerick with plenty to spare; Fairyhouse run was too bad to be true, jumped poorly; Jack Kennedy rides Twoohthree.

13/2

4th

1

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

13:35 Fairyhouse

Binge Worthy

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't always jump with fluency, raced in second, disputing second after 7th, lost second but prominent after 8th, mistake 4 out, dropped to last and weakened before 3 out, tailed off when mistake and eased last

6/4

Form: 25/5/2

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bumper and hurdles winner who ran with credit when fifth in the 2021 Irish Grand National; ran once later that summer; did not appear again until chasing home Sir Gerhard in a conditions hurdle at Cork a month ago; form involving the third suggests he could feature if avoiding a bounce here,

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8th

11

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:40 Punchestown

Sempo

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Bumper and hurdles winner who ran with credit when fifth in the 2021 Irish Grand National; ran once later that summer; did not appear again until chasing home Sir Gerhard in a conditions hurdle at Cork a month ago; form involving the third suggests he could feature if avoiding a bounce here,

14/1

2nd

5

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Cork

Sempo

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, raced in last when mistake 3rd

8/1

Form: 24/421 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Ran into some decent types in bumpers in early 2022 for Willie Mullins; creditable fourth in a 21-runner bumper at that season's festival meeting here; comfortable winner of 2m4f maiden at Fairyhouse on third start for Pat Foley; more on his plate now.

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9th

5

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:40 Punchestown

Don Chalant

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick T Foley

Ran into some decent types in bumpers in early 2022 for Willie Mullins; creditable fourth in a 21-runner bumper at that season's festival meeting here; comfortable winner of 2m4f maiden at Fairyhouse on third start for Pat Foley; more on his plate now.

14/1

1st

7

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

14:10 Fairyhouse

Don Chalant

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick T Foley

took keen hold, prominent, led after 1st

13/2

2nd

8

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:07 Naas

Don Chalant

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick T Foley

Ran into some decent types in bumpers in early 2022 for Willie Mullins; creditable fourth in a 21-runner bumper at that season's Punchestown festival; should be better for his return to action/stable debut in a 2m4f maiden at Punchestown last month.

11/2

Form: 627151 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful form in 2m bumpers; appreciated the greater stamina test under positive ride in 2m2f mares' bumper here in December; underlined her staying ability when making all for a 2m4f maiden win at Down Royal on her second start over hurdles.

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10th

15

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:40 Punchestown

Lady Bluebird

11st 5lb

J: Mr E Finegan

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

Useful form in 2m bumpers; appreciated the greater stamina test under positive ride in 2m2f mares' bumper here in December; underlined her staying ability when making all for a 2m4f maiden win at Down Royal on her second start over hurdles.

16/1

1st

1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

13:55 Down Royal

Lady Bluebird

11st 7lb

J: Mr E Finegan

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

made all

5/1

Form: F3

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Can probably win a maiden in due course judged on Clonmel third; this is very demanding on only his third outing.

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11th

14

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:40 Punchestown

Zulu Mike

11st 6lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Can probably win a maiden in due course judged on Clonmel third; this is very demanding on only his third outing.

66/1

Form: 326

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in two of his bumper starts; lacks hurdling experience and faces an unenviable task against older rivals.

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12th

16

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:40 Punchestown

Real Empire

11st 0lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Placed in two of his bumper starts; lacks hurdling experience and faces an unenviable task against older rivals.

66/1

6th

9

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 164y

20:07 Ballinrobe

Real Empire

11st 10lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: John Joseph Hanlon

prominent

9/2

Form: 1-142

Last run: 81 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed a liking for good ground with two Kempton wins last year eight months apart; lost unbeaten record quite tamely at Newbury in December, better at the same venue in February, handling heavy going; may find a few of the home team too good.

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6

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:40 Punchestown

East India Express

11st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Showed a liking for good ground with two Kempton wins last year eight months apart; lost unbeaten record quite tamely at Newbury in December, better at the same venue in February, handling heavy going; may find a few of the home team too good.

10/1

2nd

2

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:55 Newbury

East India Express

11st 8lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

raced in second throughout

3/1

Form: 127

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Point winner and impressive scorer in a competitive Leopardstown maiden hurdle on his track debut; no match for Tullyhill here in February; form did not stand up to scrutiny at Cheltenham, and he now has to bounce back from a 2m4f Fairyhouse flop; only 4lb behind Mistergif on official figures, so not to be ruled out.

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10

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:40 Punchestown

No Flies On Him

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E J O’Grady

Point winner and impressive scorer in a competitive Leopardstown maiden hurdle on his track debut; no match for Tullyhill here in February; form did not stand up to scrutiny at Cheltenham, and he now has to bounce back from a 2m4f Fairyhouse flop; only 4lb behind Mistergif on official figures, so not to be ruled out.

11/2

7th

9

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

No Flies On Him

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E J O’Grady

prominent, soon raced in third, headway 5th

2/1

2nd

4

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

15:05 Punchestown

No Flies On Him

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E J O’Grady

Point winner and impressive scorer in a competitive Leopardstown maiden hurdle on his track debut; Supreme Novices and Baring Bingham entrant and a very promising individual.

7/2

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mistergif

POSTDATA:

Cleatus Poolaw

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Mistergif

TOPSPEED:

Mistergif

The Irish Sun:

Mistergif