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William Hill Epic Boost Handicap Hurdle

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  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 14 runners
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William Hill Epic Boost Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 88633- BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

0-11 but he's a scopey gelding who has made the frame in his last two handicaps and cheekpieces are now added; considered.

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No / Draw
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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

8/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 624P2- C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Ran away with a maiden hurdle here last summer (2m2f, good to yielding) and returned to form when the clear second in a 2m6f handicap at Ballinrobe four weeks ago (soft); dropping back in trip won't hurt if she can perform to a similar level here.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

18:37 Ballinrobe

Flidais

10st 7lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

prominent throughout, smooth headway to lead approaching last, 2 lengths ahead when not fluent last, headed final 110yds, kept on

12/1

3rd
17
Bigira

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 88084-

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Reserve; only 6l away on handicap debut at Limerick (2m1f) and that's something to build on, especially with her returning from a break that day.

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OUR TIP

Form: 85F66- D

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Only 1-28 under rules (1-10 hurdling) and was well beaten in a claimer last month; doesn't look as good as he was.

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6th

4

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:00 Clonmel

Action Motion

11st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Is 1-27 under rules (1-9 over hurdles); only beat one home at Gowran when last seen in January; poor Flat run on penultimate start and needs to bounce back to the level of his best form from 2023.

6/1

6th

2

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Gowran Park

Action Motion

11st 6lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Took a heavy fall over hurdles at Limerick over Christmas when would have been placed; average run on the Flat at Dundalk since; not to be underestimated but others look more likely.

8/1

25/1

Form: /31/8- D

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won a Roscommon handicap in June 2022 for a different yard but not seen again until this March when struggling at Naas.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:52 Naas

Dylan Oak

11st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: F Oakes

midfield

40/1

1st

4

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 20y

18:30 Roscommon

Dylan Oak

11st 12lb

J: Annalise Cullen

T: Denis W Cullen

took keen hold, soon midfield, still plenty to do when pushed along before 3 out, keeping on 2 out, went second and ran on from last, joined leader run-in, led narrowly when hung right and bumped rival final strides

5/1

Form: 33377-

Last run: 115 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Won her maiden (at Roscommon in 2022) on good ground and those conditions look key even on her handicap form (placed); soft ground not ideal the last twice and she has a big run in her off this mark.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

1

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:45 Down Royal

Betty Dutton

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

Maiden hurdle winner at Roscommon in 2022 was fairly consistent in defeat last year; however, her best form is on better ground and is back from a break.

16/1

Form: /0076-

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

All four wins on the Flat and he ran well in the Irish Cambridgeshire in March; however, he followed that with a remote finish on his handicap debut over hurdles.

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6th

5

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

San Aer

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Thomas Mullins

Four-time Flat winner ran a cracker in the Irish Lincoln last time, beaten only 5l; best of four maiden hurdle runs was when beaten 21l at Naas in February; one to consider on handicap debut.

7/2

6th

12

(6)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

San Aer

8st 9lb

J: James Ryan

T: Thomas Mullins

Fourth in this last year and came back to form in the autumn, winning at Galway in October; has his ground and fit from hurdling; could go well.

16/1

Form: 706-

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won as a 2yo for Michael Halford; that was as good as it got on the Flat but latest sixth at Bellewstown hinted at a future in handicap hurdles.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:45 Bellewstown

Imadpour

11st 7lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Andrew McNamara

took keen hold, midfield, some headway after 2 out, kept on, never on terms

50/1

7th

7

(5)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:05 Dundalk (AW)

Imadpour

8st 13lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Andrew McNamara

7f maiden winner on heavy ground at two for Michael Halford; quite highly tried afterwards without making an impression and tailed off both hurdles outings last month; seems best watched on second AW start.

20/1

Form: F/76-9 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Tailed off on a belated chase debut ten days ago when 150-1; course winner on a perfectly good mark but current wellbeing is an issue.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

11

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Swelltime

11st 12lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: W J O’Doherty

in rear, detached after 3rd, never dangerous

25/1

12th

12

(3)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Swelltime

8st 12lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: W J O’Doherty

Good ground winner on the Flat and over hurdles last year; no impact in either sphere this year; but at least there is a good chance that he will enjoy this surface; trip should not be an issue, since he has solid 1m6f Navan form to his credit and was also second over 2m at Tramore last year.

6/1

Form: /05P3-

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Beaten only 6l in a Clonmel maiden restricted to horses who hadn't previously finished in the first three; first and second horses haven't disgraced that form since and it's still early days.

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3rd

4

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:35 Clonmel

Splendid Choice

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Left his previous form behind when beaten 10l at Punchestown on his penultimate start but failed to build on that when pulled up at Navan last month; new yard.

5/1

7

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:25 Navan

Splendid Choice

11st 12lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Struggled on first three runs but showed more when beaten 10l at Punchestown in February; has a bit to find but has an each-way squeak if his jumping improves; wears first-time hood.

17/2

Form: 2F345/ D

Last run: 395 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Completed a hat-trick in handicap hurdles in 2020 but no subsequent success and was over fences when last seen more than a year ago; bit risky.

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5th

7

18th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 1f 105y

15:50 Tipperary

Matties Mountain

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

led, mistake and headed 2nd, led again after 4th

10/1

4th

1

26th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 110y

15:35 Limerick

Matties Mountain

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

held up in midfield, headway and prominent 5 out, went second 3 out, lost second and weakening when mistake 2 out, no extra from last

7/2

Form: 0009-

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

First sign of promise when ninth of 19 in a Tipperary maiden last month; questionable what he achieved, though.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

14

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:50 Tipperary

Saynothinatall

11st 4lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

midfield, no impression from 3 out

200/1

Form: 342/

Last run: 679 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Completed a middle-distance hat-trick on the Flat at about this time last year and even better in defeat when last seen in the autumn; all three qualifying runs over hurdles were perfectly respectable and he's of interest for a new yard.

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5th

7

(5)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Burren Song

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

Has improved plenty this year, winning three times, including over 1m2.5f here; 3rd in a Leopardstown Premier h'cap last time (several of these behind) and has a solid shout.

6/1

3rd

10

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 180y

17:05 Leopardstown

Burren Song

8st 12lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

prominent throughout, went second under 2f out, kept on until no extra and lost second towards finish

25/1

Form: 7/341- D

Last run: 342 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Some useful bumper form and justified favouritism in a weak 2m good-ground maiden hurdle at Bangor last June; open to further improvement in handicaps but he's had a while off.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Master Player

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Six starts in Irish bumpers, the latest three for this yard; ran well enough in two Ballinrobe races last month to warrant serious consideration on hurdle debut with Sean Bowen booked.

7/4

4th

4

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

20:30 Ballinrobe

Master Player

12st 0lb

J: Mr T Hamilton

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Showed ability for Martin Kenirons in three bumpers and best run for this yard came after a break when third (3.5l behind Arabian Diamond) over C&D last time; should have improved from that and be involved.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta €258.00
Straight Forecast €280.10
Tricast €1418.80
Trifecta €2429.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Saynothinatall

TOPSPEED:

Run For Harry

POSTDATA:

Imadpour

SPOTLIGHT:

Betty Dutton

The Irish Sun:

Master Player