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Gerry Hannity, Lifetime Badgeholder At Downpatrick Racecourse Memorial Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5130.43
  • 2m 2f 165y
  • 14 runners
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Gerry Hannity, Lifetime Badgeholder At Downpatrick Racecourse Memorial Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Brother to 2m1f chase winner Doyannie, half-brother to winners James's Gate (bumper) and Black Lightning (2m4f/2m5f hurdle); dam 2m hurdle/2m4f chase winner; useful form when making most in Lingstown maiden point-to-point in December and later in month sold for 150,000GBP at Cheltenham Sales; top yard and obvious appeal on rules debut.

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1st

8

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:10 Downpatrick

Going Live

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Brother to 2m1f chase winner Doyannie, half-brother to winners James's Gate (bumper) and Black Lightning (2m4f/2m5f hurdle); dam 2m hurdle/2m4f chase winner; useful form when making most in Lingstown maiden point-to-point in December and later in month sold for 150,000GBP at Cheltenham Sales; top yard and obvious appeal on rules debut.

13/8

9/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 0/420-

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Didn't do himself justice in Grade 2 Aintree bumper latest, having earlier shaped promisingly at both Fairyhouse and Ayr; closely related to smart hurdler Sebastopol expected to make a better hurdler and one to consider.

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2nd

10

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:10 Downpatrick

Step Out

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Didn't do himself justice in Grade 2 Aintree bumper latest, having earlier shaped promisingly at both Fairyhouse and Ayr; closely related to smart hurdler Sebastopol expected to make a better hurdler and one to consider.

9/2

13th

12

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

17:35 Aintree

Step Out

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Could have bumped into a good horse at Ayr latest (first-time tongue-tie) and previous 12l fourth to Romeo Coolio doesn't look too shoddy with the runner-up finishing second at Cheltenham; not dismissed at lengthy odds.

50/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 31202- BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner last summer (good) has finished second on both C&D maiden hurdle runs (out of depth in Grade 3 in between) most recently last month after a break behind a ready winner; seems sure to play a role again on favoured ground.

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3rd

4

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:10 Downpatrick

Gone For Tea

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Peter Fahey

Bumper winner last summer (good) has finished second on both C&D maiden hurdle runs (out of depth in Grade 3 in between) most recently last month after a break behind a ready winner; seems sure to play a role again on favoured ground.

5/2

2nd

3

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 165y

16:20 Downpatrick

Gone For Tea

11st 5lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

prominent, chased clear leader after last, kept on, no match for winner

4/1

10th

9

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:27 Down Royal

Gone For Tea

10st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Peter Fahey

Decent bumper form culminating in a Bellewstown win; beaten in a Downpatrick maiden hurdle seven weeks ago, implying that this will be too demanding for her.

25/1

Form: 93-

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Won Durrow point-to-point last year before bought for 170,000GBP and better of two maiden hurdle runs this past season when well beaten third in 2m Naas mares' event last month, having made most in first-time tongue tie; upped in trip here with improvement quite possible so respected in a weak maiden.

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4th

13

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:10 Downpatrick

Garde La Peche

10st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won Durrow point-to-point last year before bought for 170,000GBP and better of two maiden hurdle runs this past season when well beaten third in 2m Naas mares' event last month, having made most in first-time tongue tie; upped in trip here with improvement quite possible so respected in a weak maiden.

7/2

3rd

3

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Naas

Garde La Peche

11st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

French-bred is related to plenty of winners; won with plenty to spare on sole point start at Durrow last winter; sold for 170,000GBP the following month; showing looked too bad to be true on hurdling debut at Limerick in December; tongue-tie on.

6/1

Form: 0-0

Last run: 4 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Didn't jump well enough to stand any chance at Bellewstown on debut and didn't count at Down Royal on Monday; best watched for now.

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5th

14

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:10 Downpatrick

African Lady

10st 5lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Didn't jump well enough to stand any chance at Bellewstown on debut and didn't count at Down Royal on Monday; best watched for now.

33/1

12th

22

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

African Lady

10st 5lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

never better than midfield, no extra from 3 out

13th

12

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:45 Bellewstown

African Lady

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield

10/1

Form: 8/74-

Last run: 96 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Just fair form in bumpers, surprising if he made an immediate impact hurdling; hood tried.

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6th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:10 Downpatrick

Manfredi

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: S R B Crawford

Just fair form in bumpers, surprising if he made an immediate impact hurdling; hood tried.

25/1

4th

5

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 3

16:35 Musselburgh

Manfredi

11st 7lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

in touch with leaders

10/1

Form: 4F-

Last run: 213 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Four-time Flat winner for Richard O'Brien in 2021; went close in a Leopardstown handicap for Joseph O'Brien last year and some hurdles promise; poor debut run for new yard at Navan recently but not one to rule out with ground to suit.

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7th

3

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:10 Downpatrick

Morph Speed

11st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Four-time Flat winner for Richard O'Brien in 2021; went close in a Leopardstown handicap for Joseph O'Brien last year and some hurdles promise; poor debut run for new yard at Navan recently but not one to rule out with ground to suit.

20/1

14th

9

(17)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

17:10 Navan

Morph Speed

9st 2lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Four-time winner for Richard O'Brien in 2021; went close in a Leopardstown handicap for Joseph O'Brien last year; off since October and looks best watched on debut for a new trainer.

40/1

0

7

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:35 Punchestown

Morph Speed

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Five Flat wins including premier handicaps at Cork and Killarney in 2021; decent turf form this year without winning; now has to bounce back for a poor Dundalk run 11 days ago; fourth at Killarney in August on hurdling debut, this longer trip should suit better.

6/1

Form: 0/9-

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed nothing back in 2021 and similarly on last month's Clonmel return.

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8th

7

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:10 Downpatrick

Glenmorefiftyfour

11st 4lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ray Hackett

Showed nothing back in 2021 and similarly on last month's Clonmel return.

66/1

9th

8

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:00 Clonmel

Glenmorefiftyfour

10st 12lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ray Hackett

in touch with leaders, mistake 3 out, soon weakened

200/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dragon Pulse half-brother to 7f 2yo winner Claudine (RPR 68); dam 1m2f Flat (75) and 2m1f hurdle winner, half-sister to useful 7f/1m winner Distant Connection; unlikely type to make a winning start under rules.

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9th

11

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:10 Downpatrick

Dragonalka

10st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Conor David Maxwell

Dragon Pulse half-brother to 7f 2yo winner Claudine (RPR 68); dam 1m2f Flat (75) and 2m1f hurdle winner, half-sister to useful 7f/1m winner Distant Connection; unlikely type to make a winning start under rules.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Sixties-rated Flat handicapper won twice this time last year on contrasting ground; joined current yard after Sligo claimer run in August and best watched now switched to hurdles.

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10th

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:10 Downpatrick

Bringsty

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

Sixties-rated Flat handicapper won twice this time last year on contrasting ground; joined current yard after Sligo claimer run in August and best watched now switched to hurdles.

50/1

11th

3

(11)

9th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 103y

17:05 Sligo

Bringsty

10st 0lb

J: Shane Foley

T: James McAuley

Won 1m1f Leopardstown handicap on heavy ground in the spring; subsequently consistent in recent claimers over a range of distances; runner-up four times in a row after Gowran win; reportedly did not handle the track at Ballinrobe; every chance he can bounce back.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 46/0/

Last run: 738 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

AW winner last year refused to race on comeback run at Dundalk in March; probably best watched on hurdles debut.

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11th

2

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:10 Downpatrick

Khadaash

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Kidd

T: John C McConnell

AW winner last year refused to race on comeback run at Dundalk in March; probably best watched on hurdles debut.

33/1

7

(13)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Khadaash

11st 9lb

J: Mr Finn Buckley

T: John C McConnell

Refused to race on his penultimate run last year and did practically the same when last seen over C&D in December; won this race last year but temperament issues make him a big doubt here.

50/1

14th

3

(15)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Khadaash

9st 13lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

C&D winner in March before a good run at Lingfield but it was a poor comeback run and he refused to race here last time; risky.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Court Cave filly is first foal of a 2m/2m4f hurdle winner, herself a sister to winners Earls Quarter (bumper and 2m/2m2f hurdle), The Shantou King (2m hurdle) and All The Feels (point); debutante appears the lesser likely of the Crawford trio.

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12th

15

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:10 Downpatrick

Wee Vee

10st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: S R B Crawford

Court Cave filly is first foal of a 2m/2m4f hurdle winner, herself a sister to winners Earls Quarter (bumper and 2m/2m2f hurdle), The Shantou King (2m hurdle) and All The Feels (point); debutante appears the lesser likely of the Crawford trio.

33/1

Form: PP-

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Reserve; of little account on the Flat and can only be watched now switched to hurdles.

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13th

16

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:10 Downpatrick

Curzon Queen

10st 5lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: H Smyth

Reserve; of little account on the Flat and can only be watched now switched to hurdles.

19

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

14:10 Fairyhouse

Curzon Queen

10st 7lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: H Smyth

0-12 on the Flat; huge price when pulled up on hurdling/stable debut at Navan.

200/1

12

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Navan

Curzon Queen

10st 11lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: H Smyth

0-12 on the Flat and showed a modest level of form; not bred for this.

66/1

Form: 67-

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten but not at all disgraced in a pair of 2m Navan maidens last month (unseated rider to post second occasion) so improvement remains possible; yard flying.

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12

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:10 Downpatrick

Hardysonofdan

10st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Well beaten but not at all disgraced in a pair of 2m Navan maidens last month (unseated rider to post second occasion) so improvement remains possible; yard flying.

12/1

7th

18

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

13:30 Naas

Hardysonofdan

11st 4lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

unseated rider on way to start

25/1

6th

18

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Naas

Hardysonofdan

11st 4lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Califet gelding; dam pulled up in a point, out of 2m hurdle winner; market support worth noting but probably best watched.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €158.00
Straight Forecast €163.00
Trifecta €433.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Garde La Peche

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Gone For Tea

SPOTLIGHT:

Going Live

The Irish Sun:

Garde La Peche

TOPSPEED:

Gone For Tea