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17:35 Downpatrick

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Frank And Brian Fitzsimons Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5643.48
  • 2m 2f 185y
  • 15 runners
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Frank And Brian Fitzsimons Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £22.40
  • Place: £4.70

Form: 4456-P

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Maiden under all codes but useful Flat form; ran well in a Tipperary novice handicap but pulled-up at Clonmel since and has questions to answer.

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8/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 31/5P- CD

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Dual winner at this track; only two runs since the last of those and forgiven a poor effort on heavy ground in March; this suits better and is considered.

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1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:50 Thurles

Winding River

11st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Both wins have come at Downpatrick including a handicap success over 2m4f on soft ground last April; made a couple of mistakes at Killarney the following month; may need this after a lengthy break.

10/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 5066-3 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Both hurdle wins have come here and put up a fine effort two weeks ago after a break; should go close again off the same mark; best on good ground.

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3rd

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 160y

18:45 Downpatrick

Hidden Land

12st 0lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Andrew Kinirons

prominent

16/1

Form: 2830-5

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won twice in 2021 but inconsistent since, though running well at times, including over fences; not a bad return at Ballinrobe and has a squeak.

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5th

17

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Baltinglass Hill

11st 3lb

T: P J Rothwell

First reserve; both 2021 wins came on good ground; Down Royal run at Christmas was poor but previous Thurles effort would put him in the mix.

OUR TIP

Form: 0U5P-4 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Last of three hurdle wins came in a Sligo claimer last summer; a fair run in a Clonmel claimer last time but has to do more back in a handicap.

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12/1

Form: 21506- D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Won at Kilbeggan last year and not bad runs since in defeat, including on the Flat at Sligo last time; go well but might need to drop a bit in weights.

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6th

14

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:20 Bellewstown

Jinxs Link

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: M M Rice

towards rear

14/1

Form: 15P/8-

Last run: 316 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won a Perth maiden hurdle in 2022 but disappointing in only three runs since; best watched on return.

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8th

5

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 165y

15:50 Downpatrick

Sula Warrior

11st 8lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J G Cosgrave

midfield, headway and prominent before 3 out

16/1

Form: 33970- C

Last run: 120 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Dual winner here and placed many times; well beaten on heavy ground over the winter the last twice but this ground suits better and has a chance.

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13th

9

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

Fassbender

11st 9lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Without a win for 18 months; trio of good runs in Downpatrick handicap hurdles last summer; poor effort back over hurdles at Clonmel two weeks ago over 2m4f; others preferred.

20/1

Form: 5/468-

Last run: 249 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Triple hurdle winner has been running consistently well on the Flat recently; is now 3lb below his last winning mark, so has to be considered.

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Form: F2P7-3

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Was second in a maiden at Tramore last summer; disappointing twice since but had excuses; back to form when third at Tipperary last time; should go well on handicap bow.

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Form: 0006-7

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Maiden under all codes didn't run badly over hurdles at Wexford last week but needs to improve from that.

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6th

10

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 185y

17:20 Downpatrick

The Riastrad

11st 5lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Donal Kinsella

Poor form over hurdles and tailed off back on the Flat when last seen; off 191 days and others preferred.

33/1

Form: 090-5

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Best of her four maiden runs came at Cork last time, albeit beaten 36l; likely to do better now tackling handicaps; worth a market look.

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5th

16

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:15 Cork

Duchamps Art

11st 0lb

J: Maite Laubies

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

in touch with leaders, weakened before 2 out

100/1

12th

13

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Duchamps Art

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

In good hands but in need of more time judged on his first two starts at Naas and Limerick.

25/1

Form: F00UP- CD

Last run: 210 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

All three hurdle wins have been here, the last in 2022; some good runs in defeat last year, including over fences but form tailed off; back to her last winning mark; chance.

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3

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 110y

14:25 Sligo

Ask The Leader

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D M Christie

All three hurdles wins have been at Downpatrick; has been struggling, including over hurdles, since pleasing chase debut at that venue in May.

20/1

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9

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Ask The Leader

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D M Christie

All three hurdles have been here and good C&D chase debut in May after a long absence; faller three out at Tipperary subsequently and poor efforts back hurdling last twice; bit to prove now.

10/1

Form: 9F00-3

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdles winner in 2022 but lost his form last year, including over fences; best run for a while when 3rd over 2m6f here last time; same mark and should run well.

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3rd

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Justicialism

12st 0lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Gerald Stephen Quinn

midfield, headway 2 out, went fourth last, ran on well and went third run-in, no match for first two

25/1

Form: 46F56- C

Last run: 252 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Three of his four wins have been here; some solid runs in defeat last year but disappointing when last seen; still, can run well fresh so has to be respected.

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6th

2

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

14:50 Downpatrick

Willyouwalkwithme

11st 13lb

J: John Shinnick

T: S Wilson

soon raced in second, led after 4 out, faced challenge when not fluent and pecked on landing 2 out, soon headed

9/2

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Payout
Exacta €1512.00
Straight Forecast €996.20
Tricast €6269.90
Trifecta €6725.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Lucky Storm

POSTDATA:

Justicialism

SPOTLIGHT:

Baltinglass Hill

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Willyouwalkwithme

TOPSPEED:

Fassbender