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Ladbrokes Play “1-2-Free” Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5386.96
  • 2m 3f 100y
  • 18 runners
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Ladbrokes Play “1-2-Free” Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.30
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 00/56-

Last run: 237 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

19-race maiden for Alan Donoghue, best form on a sound surface; absent since October and hooded on first start for new yard; nicely handicapped on his best form.

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6th

15

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

Gaelic Des Chastys

11st 2lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Alan Donoghue

Maiden after 18 starts and his best efforts have come on better ground; can improve from his Gowran return outing and run respectably.

7/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 0070-9

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Opening two handicap runs have been ordinary; longer trip may help.

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9th

10

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Del Girl

11st 7lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Shane Crawley

midfield

33/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 5084-2 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Improving maiden comes here after good second here over slightly further last month in this headgear combination; just 2lb higher so big chance with rider's claim a positive.

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4th

15

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:52 Naas

Warmer Days Ahead

11st 0lb

J: James Duggan

T: Oliver McKiernan

midfield

25/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 54966-

Last run: 107 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

AW winner but is now 0-10 hurdling, creditable efforts this time last year but well held on soft ground when last seen; potential improver back on more favoured ground.

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6th

5

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

The Virginian

11st 4lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Padraig Roche

10-race maiden over jumps but shaped okay on return from a five-month break on chase debut; could be a big player back in this sphere with that run under his belt.

8/1

Form: 29/9-5

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Maiden formerly with Kim Bailey in Britain, finishing second in 2m Huntingdon maiden hurdle last year (soft); back from point-to-points with encouraging run here last month albeit none too fluent; bit to find with Warmer Days Ahead and Great Rainbow though.

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9th

2

1st Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

17:10 Galway

Arctic Saint

11st 2lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Mrs Grainne M O’Connor

Just a glimpse of ability in three starts for Kim Bailey in UK and is out of his depth in this company.

100/1

Form: 0/9PP-

Last run: 259 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Flat winner not nearly as effective a hurdler, burst blood vessel last twice; absent since September; hard to have confidence in at present.

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No Results Found

Form: 079-0

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Not much to show from maidens and dropped away tamely when beaten 40l on handicap debut here last month behind some of these.

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No Results Found

Form: 8000-3

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Nicely improved on better ground here last month when only losing second to Warmer Days Ahead in closing stages over extended 2m4f (clear of the remainder); slightly shorter trip should suit and big chance.

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15th

13

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

16:25 Naas

Great Rainbow

11st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Brian M McMahon

Sent off 66-1 for handicap debut at Galway in September (2m6f, soft) and ran accordingly.

50/1

Form: 08P-0

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Recent Tipperary maiden run mildly encouraging but still hard to see her making an immediate impact in handicaps.

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11th

11

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 115y

17:10 Tipperary

Mabel In May

10st 13lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Conor David Maxwell

held up in rear, no impression before 3 out

50/1

20/1

Form: 3570-7

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Placed in a Killarney bumper last summer, mild promise in three maiden hurdle runs; opening mark looks high.

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7th

10

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 120y

16:30 Cork

Lummi Island

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: D Deacon

Placed in a Killarney bumper last summer but two recent maiden hurdle runs suggest he'll be of more interest in handicaps.

33/1

14th

11

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

14:40 Naas

Lummi Island

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: D Deacon

Placed in one of his four bumpers; finished midfield on hurdling debut at Leopardstown (2m, soft) and that 22l defeat is something to build on; still rates an unlikely winner of this.

100/1

Form: 89U77-

Last run: 193 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Showed early promise in bumpers; modest overall hurdles form, though recent efforts off this basement mark mildly encouraging.

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7th

16

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Trim To Milan

10st 13lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gerard Keane

Showed early promise in bumpers when twice placed in May 2021; modest overall hurdles form, though recent Fairyhouse seventh was mildly encouraging.

14/1

Form: 00P09/

Last run: 453 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Low-grade Flat handicapper but off the mark on yard debut (well-backed) at Sligo last month; well held off revised mark since; hurdles form equally moderate but potential improver.

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OUR TIP

Form: 0484-9

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Handicap debut run at Downpatrick was encouraging but took a backward step here last month; down 2lb but mark remains on the high side.

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4th

2

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 185y

17:20 Downpatrick

Glenriver

11st 12lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Tailed off in four starts at huge odds in maiden hurdles; up in trip for handicap debut.

33/1

Form: 0009-0

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Plenty to find from recent handicap debut at Killarney.

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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: 7P78-

Last run: 169 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Minor promise in novice company last year in Britain for Mark Walford, never counting on handicap debut at Uttoxeter in December; flat-bred may appreciate this better ground and market probably best guide on yard debut.

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8th

8

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:25 Uttoxeter

Mademewhatiam

10st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Displayed minor promise when midfield in two of his three qualifying races (2m/2m3f); pulled up on heavy ground in between but, nevertheless, he's a possible improver on today's handicap debut.

12/1

7th

14

18th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

12:09 Wetherby

Mademewhatiam

10st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Mark Walford

Well beaten in midfield on rules debut at Hexham (2m, good to soft) in May and pulled up at Carlisle (2mf, heavy) last month; hard to fancy.

100/1

Form: P3PPP-

Last run: 267 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Kilbeggan maiden hurdle winner and won point-to-point winner last year; pulled up final three runs over fences and best watched on return.

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0

3

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:55 Ballinrobe

Daicheadacuig

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brian Mortell

Won a point in the spring; flattered by Kilbeggan third in June, his only completion in last six starts; blinkers tried.

33/1

Form: 064/0

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability on second hurdle start in 2022 for Arthur Moore but never sighted on comeback run (after 790 day-absence) for new yard last month at Wexford; entitled to come on for that.

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4th

7

20th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

14:10 Downpatrick

The Miracle Man

11st 0lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: A L T Moore

Did not run badly despite some poor jumping at Fairyhouse last month; looks capable of better although others look more likely here.

25/1

Form: 475/P-

Last run: 210 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Placed in soft-ground Hereford bumper for Fergal O'Brien early last year but not much to recommend hurdling; hooded on yard debut.

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0

9

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

14:50 Kelso

Internet Biddy

10st 10lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Jackie Stephen

held up in last

40/1

5th

7

6th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:25 Hereford

Internet Biddy

10st 13lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Placed in a bumper but yet to shine over hurdles; needs to learn to settle and to become more fluent if she is to make progress.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta €1127.00
Straight Forecast €832.50
Tricast €3277.20
Trifecta €6734.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Warmer Days Ahead

The Irish Sun:

Great Rainbow

RP RATINGS (IRE):

The Virginian

POSTDATA:

Warmer Days Ahead