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Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 68153-

Last run: 217 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Raised 18lb for controversial Downpatrick win last summer (2m2f, good) and absent since creditable effort on softer ground at Fairyhouse in October; runs well fresh, has his ground and rider's claim a further positive so lots to like.

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1st

12

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Anyway

11st 9lb

J: Carl Millar

T: David Kenneth Budds

Raised 18lb for controversial Downpatrick win last summer (2m2f, good) and absent since creditable effort on softer ground at Fairyhouse in October; runs well fresh, has his ground and rider's claim a further positive so lots to like.

8/1

3rd

8

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Anyway

11st 6lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: David Kenneth Budds

Raised 18lb for controversial Downpatrick win, form well-advertised by two subsequent wins for the runner-up Gwan Tadhg; easier ground possibly the issue at Listowel when soundly beaten over 2m4f.

6/1

5th

2

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:05 Listowel

Anyway

11st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: David Kenneth Budds

Showed notable improvement in this headgear to easily beat dual subsequent winner over 2m2f at Downpatrick, landing well-publicised gamble in the process; given 18lb hike and into deeper race but 5yo may be capable of further progress.

11/4

10/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 14269-

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Ballinrobe maiden win a year ago came on good ground; lightly raced since and entitled to come on for Fairyhouse comeback run at Easter; step up in trip should suit too.

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2nd

4

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Ring O Roses

12st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Ballinrobe maiden win a year ago came on good ground; lightly raced since and entitled to come on for Fairyhouse comeback run at Easter; step up in trip should suit too.

10/1

9th

7

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Ring O Roses

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Still looked raw when winning a maiden on good ground at Ballinrobe last May; first two handicap runs were more promising than her most recent one behind Petit King at Punchestown in December.

16/1

6th

4

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Ring O Roses

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Still looked raw when winning a maiden on good ground at Ballinrobe in May; has given two solid handicap displays over 2m; hood added after Gowran second; longer trip should not be a problem.

5/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 26026- BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Best effort when staying-on second in 2m Punchestown amateur riders handicap in January (soft), didn't seem to see out today's trip in heavy ground at Fairyhouse latest; better ground should give him more chance of staying.

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3rd

6

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Joyeux Vivo

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: John E & Thomas Kiely

Best effort when staying-on second in 2m Punchestown amateur riders handicap in January (soft), didn't seem to see out today's trip in heavy ground at Fairyhouse latest; better ground should give him more chance of staying.

13/2

6th

10

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Joyeux Vivo

11st 0lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: John E & Thomas Kiely

Runner-up in a Gowran maiden hurdle in November and bounced back from a couple of below-par runs with best effort yet when staying-on second in 2m Punchestown amateur riders handicap in January; should appreciate return to 2m4f and handles ground.

8/1

2nd

1

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Joyeux Vivo

12st 4lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: John E & Thomas Kiely

Runner-up in a Gowran maiden hurdle in November; disappointing twice since but interesting to see him go handicapping so soon; could well go close.

12/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 029B2-

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 3/34F- D

Last run: 170 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Two of three wins have been on decent ground; missed several engagements last season due to testing conditions, has his ground here so don't rule out.

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5th

11

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Penny Jar

11st 10lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Patrick Downey

Two of three wins have been on decent ground; missed several engagements last season due to testing conditions, has his ground here so don't rule out.

14/1

Form: 20/90-

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

A respectable if well-beaten runner-up on debut in 2m Naas maiden in late 2022 but nowhere near that level since in light campaign, none too fluent at Fairyhouse last time; handicap debut but may need more time.

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6th

18

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

For Fear Of Frost

11st 7lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

A respectable if well-beaten runner-up on debut in 2m Naas maiden in late 2022 but nowhere near that level since in light campaign, none too fluent at Fairyhouse last time; handicap debut but may need more time.

33/1

12th

8

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

14:10 Fairyhouse

For Fear Of Frost

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: M F Morris

A respectable if well-beaten runner-up on debut in a December 2022 Naas maiden hurdle behind Impaire Et Passe; failed to live up to that promise in a bumper and in another maiden hurdle outing; lacks a recent outing

33/1

Form: /2578-

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Kilbeggan maiden last summer (good-to-yielding) his standout effort; better for recent comeback run but still others preferred.

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7th

17

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Simpletwistoffaith

11st 8lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Patrick J F Hassett

Kilbeggan maiden last summer (good-to-yielding) his standout effort; better for recent comeback run but still others preferred.

25/1

8th

9

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Tipperary

Simpletwistoffaith

11st 2lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Patrick J F Hassett

One placed effort in eight starts in maidens, that coming when second at Kilbeggan last June; back from five months off for handicap debut.

16/1

Form: 31-

Last run: 257 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Ready winner of 2m2f Downpatrick maiden last summer (good) and absent until disappointing favourite in Navan flat handicap last month when cheekpieces tried; remains a potential improver in first handicap hurdle with ground in her favour.

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8th

10

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Dubeyeracingcraic

11st 10lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Ready winner of 2m2f Downpatrick maiden last summer (good) and absent until disappointing favourite in Navan flat handicap last month when cheekpieces tried; remains a potential improver in first handicap hurdle with ground in her favour.

7/1

11th

14

(3)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

16:35 Navan

Dubeyeracingcraic

9st 5lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

Was one leg of a stable gamble when winning a Downpatrick maiden hurdle in August when last seen; the best of him could yet to be seen although he could well come on for whatever he does here.

12/1

Form: 10/93- C

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Point-to-point winner off the mark under rules in 2m3f maiden here a year ago but well held both starts afterwards; 2m6f possibly stretched her stamina on recent comeback run so not one to rule out back at 2m4f here on better ground.

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9th

7

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

All About Lucy

11st 11lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Point-to-point winner off the mark under rules in 2m3f maiden here a year ago but well held both starts afterwards; 2m6f possibly stretched her stamina on recent comeback run so not one to rule out back at 2m4f here on better ground.

12/1

3rd

4

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

18:37 Ballinrobe

All About Lucy

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

in touch with leaders, went third after 2 out, outpaced approaching last, weakened run-in, eased towards finish

9/1

9th

11

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 15y

14:45 Punchestown

All About Lucy

10st 9lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Point-to-point winner off the mark under rules in 2m3f Cork maiden in April but soundly beaten later in month when much stiffer task in 2m Listed novice here at the festival; return to this trip should suit on handicap debut but lack of a recent run a possible negative.

14/1

Form: 69140-

Last run: 236 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Versatile 7yo won over hurdles at Sligo (2m2f) last summer and twice on the flat in the autumn; has his ground here although unproven over this far.

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10th

14

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Golden Sandbanks

11st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul W Flynn

Versatile 7yo won over hurdles at Sligo (2m2f) last summer and twice on the flat in the autumn; has his ground here although unproven over this far.

16/1

8th

1

(2)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Golden Sandbanks

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Paul W Flynn

Was in good form last autumn when winning at Galway and over C&D; is 4lb higher than that last winning mark but has run well afte a break in the past and has to enter the equation.

100/30

Form: 735/6-

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Maiden winner on good ground but without success since over hurdles; heavy ground against him on last month's hurdles return, more expected of here on more suitable ground (yard among the winners this week).

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11th

8

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Hammersmith

11st 11lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Terence O’Brien

Maiden winner on good ground but without success since over hurdles; heavy ground against him on last month's hurdles return, more expected of here on more suitable ground (yard among the winners this week).

12/1

6th

7

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Hammersmith

11st 2lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Terence O’Brien

Just 1-18 over hurdles; cracking Flat AW run after a break last time on debut for a new yard; needs to get back to his hurdles best.

16/1

4th

12

(12)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Hammersmith

9st 5lb

J: James Ryan

T: Terence O’Brien

Consistent performer under all codes for James Nash; best run here when fourth to Movie King in a 2m handicap in 2022; debuts here for Terence O'Brien after 19 months off and probably best watched.

12/1

Form: 48305-

Last run: 202 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Fairyhouse maiden winner with mixed form since, every chance when badly hampered two out on latest in Sedgefield event over this trip; probably has a bit to find off this mark.

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12th

2

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Gordons Aura

12st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Fairyhouse maiden winner with mixed form since, every chance when badly hampered two out on latest in Sedgefield event over this trip; probably has a bit to find off this mark.

8/1

5th

4

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 3

17:00 Sedgefield

Gordons Aura

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

Unraced beyond an extended 2m1f and he finished down the field at Navan last month; however, he represents a top Irish trainer and stamina was an asset on the Flat, so this step up in trip may well bear fruit.

13/2

10th

5

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

14:45 Navan

Gordons Aura

11st 7lb

J: Miss Georgie Benson

T: Gordon Elliott

Won Fairyhouse maiden hurdle in February and back to his best when third at Downpatrick latest; however, doesn't look well treated at present.

10/1

Form: 707/0-

Last run: 371 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Quite lightly raced 9yo has struggled in handicaps so far and probably best watched after a year's absence.

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13th

9

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Cotteemcavennigoal

11st 10lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Shane Crawley

Quite lightly raced 9yo has struggled in handicaps so far and probably best watched after a year's absence.

33/1

14th

2

6th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:33 Cork

Cotteemcavennigoal

12st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Shane Crawley

prominent on inner, pushed along before 3 out, weakened before 2 out

12/1

7th

1

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Navan

Cotteemcavennigoal

12st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Shane Crawley

Ordinary form this season; perhaps worth bearing in mind that his best form has been at this venue; 2m maiden winner in March 2021 and a head second in a 2m handicap here later that year.

16/1

Form: /3099- D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Sligo maiden winner at this trip and returned from spell chasing when well held over hurdles at Tramore recently; tongue-tie now tried but of limited appeal.

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14th

5

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Carrig Rock

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Peter Croke

Sligo maiden winner at this trip and returned from spell chasing when well held over hurdles at Tramore recently; tongue-tie now tried but of limited appeal.

33/1

9th

3

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 80y

15:50 Tramore

Carrig Rock

11st 11lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Peter Croke

in touch with leaders

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 31650/

Last run: 538 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Ballinrobe maiden winner in summer of 2022 (good) hasn't been seen since well beaten in Punchestown handicap in November same year when cheekpieces tried (left off here); may well need this.

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15th

1

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Benny The Duke

12st 0lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: R P Cody

Ballinrobe maiden winner in summer of 2022 (good) hasn't been seen since well beaten in Punchestown handicap in November same year when cheekpieces tried (left off here); may well need this.

16/1

14th

14

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 190y

15:15 Punchestown

Benny The Duke

10st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: R P Cody

midfield

18/1

5th

2

16th Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 50y

13:55 Cork

Benny The Duke

11st 10lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: R P Cody

didn't jump well, led, mistake and raced in second when headed 8th, pushed along and every chance 3 out, lost position and weakening when mistake 2 out

12/1

Form: 19553- D

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Won over this trip at Roscommon last summer and last month's comeback run at Tramore offered plenty of encouragement; blinkers now tried and should go well.

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16th

3

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Rebel Rose

12st 0lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Mark Fahey

Won over this trip at Roscommon last summer and last month's comeback run at Tramore offered plenty of encouragement; blinkers now tried and should go well.

8/1

3rd

5

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 80y

15:50 Tramore

Rebel Rose

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Mark Fahey

prominent early, in touch with leaders before 3rd

5/1

5th

11

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:15 Killarney

Rebel Rose

11st 5lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Mark Fahey

towards rear, some headway 4 out, no impression 2 out

14/1

Form: 43106-

Last run: 225 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won 2m6f maiden at Downpatrick last summer but struggled twice afterwards in handicaps; absent since September and may just need this.

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17th

15

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Mister Twist

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Won 2m6f maiden at Downpatrick last summer but struggled twice afterwards in handicaps; absent since September and may just need this.

10/1

6th

1

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

17:00 Gowran Park

Mister Twist

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Deserved Downpatrick maiden hurdle win in June; off-day when last seen but ground-versatile and big player on the balance.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €733.00
Straight Forecast €649.20
Tricast €2170.40
Trifecta €3584.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Anyway

The Irish Sun:

Ring O Roses

TOPSPEED:

Aussie Warrior

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Mister Twist

POSTDATA:

Rebel Rose