November 24 / 14.40 Thurles

14.40 Thurles

Yielding

ThurlesRaces.ie Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5453.78
  • 2m 4f 156y
  • 18 runners
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ThurlesRaces.ie Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.60
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 53421

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Much improved under forcing tactics under today's rider at Cork last month, bolting up on yielding ground (second and third both ran solid races subsequently); 9lb higher now but 5yo could have more to offer.
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1st

11

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

L’or Des Roses

11st 9lb

J: Mr B W Harvey

T: D Harvey

Much improved under forcing tactics under today's rider at Cork last month, bolting up on yielding ground (second and third both ran solid races subsequently); 9lb higher now but 5yo could have more to offer.

7/2

2nd

2

7th Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 110y

16:17 Downpatrick

L’or Des Roses

12st 0lb

J: Mr B W Harvey

T: D Harvey

prominent early, prominent in chasing group after 1st, pressed leader 4 out, disputed lead before 3 out, ridden before last, not fluent when headed last, soon no extra, no match for winner

7/1

4th

7

16th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

13:50 Downpatrick

L’or Des Roses

11st 4lb

J: Mr B W Harvey

T: D Harvey

midfield, in touch with leaders on inner before 4 out, minor headway when nudged along before 2 out, pressed leaders when ridden after 2 out, kept on but no impression after last

20/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: F-4873

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Placed for fifth time over hurdles when decent third at Gowran last time over today's trip; on a fair mark and one to consider.
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2nd

10

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Gali Flight

11st 9lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Placed for fifth time over hurdles when decent third at Gowran last time over today's trip; on a fair mark and one to consider.

8/1

3rd

5

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:02 Gowran Park

Gali Flight

11st 8lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

midfield, hampered by faller 5th, headway 7th, joined leaders after 3 out (usual 4 out), outpaced when ridden omitted 2 out, kept on but no extra run-in, no match for first two

16/1

4

19th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Gali Flight

11st 4lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Fair form at best but 0-14 hurdling and well held in Sligo handicap on Wednesday; place claims.

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 6-3651

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Punchestown bumper winner had shown promise in maiden hurdles before off the mark in 2m4f Clonmel handicap last month on returning from a short break, handling testing conditions well; 6lb rise probably enough so needs to take another step forward here.
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3rd

13

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Lizlucky

11st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Patrick T Foley

Punchestown bumper winner had shown promise in maiden hurdles before off the mark in 2m4f Clonmel handicap last month on returning from a short break, handling testing conditions well; 6lb rise probably enough so needs to take another step forward here.

10/1

1st

12

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 3f 92y

14:20 Clonmel

Lizlucky

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Patrick T Foley

towards rear of midfield, good headway when not fluent 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, kept on well run-in

8/1

Form: 69916-

Last run: 221 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Much improved when getting up late over 2m3f at Naas in March (good-to-yielding) just okay effort at Fairyhouse following month off 7lb higher; absent since so may need this.
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4th

12

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

West Is Awake

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Edward Cawley

Much improved when getting up late over 2m3f at Naas in March (good-to-yielding) just okay effort at Fairyhouse following month off 7lb higher; absent since so may need this.

12/1

Form: 574-

Last run: 256 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Unexposed 5yo entering handicap company; best work at finish over 2m3f at Naas last time, no surprise if he improved for this longer trip on handicap debut and well worth a market check.
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5th

8

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Asluckwouldhaveit

11st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Padraig Roche

Unexposed 5yo entering handicap company; best work at finish over 2m3f at Naas last time, no surprise if he improved for this longer trip on handicap debut and well worth a market check.

9/1

Form: 071P-6 D

Last run: 201 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Dual Cork winner (2m4f) absent since never counting at same venue in May; may need this.
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6th

5

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Thedancingfarrier

11st 11lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Paul Stephen Kiely

Dual Cork winner (2m4f) absent since never counting at same venue in May; may need this.

14/1

Form: 1PP-P7

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Formerly very useful over fences, Grade 3 winner and landed handicap off 136 last year; nothing since and best watched.
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7th

1

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Benruben

11st 13lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Leonard Paul Flynn

Formerly very useful over fences, Grade 3 winner and landed handicap off 136 last year; nothing since and best watched.

16/1

7th

7

6th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

16:43 Cork

Benruben

11st 7lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Leonard Paul Flynn

Formerly very useful over fences, Grade 3 winner and landed handicap off 136 last year; nothing since and can only be watched.

33/1

Form: 213279

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Ballinrobe maiden winner in August ran a solid race in Downpatrick novice but hasn't really gone on from that, out of depth at Grade 3 level latest; will appreciate return to handicap company but others preferred.
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8th

6

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Paidi’s Passion

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: D M Christie

Ballinrobe maiden winner in August ran a solid race in Downpatrick novice but hasn't really gone on from that, out of depth at Grade 3 level latest; will appreciate return to handicap company but others preferred.

12/1

9th

8

4th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 190y

14:30 Down Royal

Paidi’s Passion

10st 10lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: D M Christie

Left her previous form behind with maiden hurdle success at Ballinrobe but hasn't really progressed subsequently; big rise in class here.

25/1

7th

2

21st Oct 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 90y

16:45 Sligo

Paidi’s Passion

11st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: D M Christie

midfield, ridden after 2 out (usual 3 out), no extra approaching last

7/1

Form: 6-721P

Last run: 99 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdles winner at Downpatrick, including in July over 2m6f; moderate run on Flat last month and others probably better handicapped.
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2

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Fassbender

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Dual hurdles winner at Downpatrick, including in July over 2m6f; moderate run on Flat last month and others probably better handicapped.

20/1

9th

11

(7)

31st Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

17:35 Galway

Fassbender

9st 2lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Dual hurdles winner at Downpatrick; lightly-raced maiden in this sphere; not disgraced when beaten a dozen lengths on bad ground on latest Flat start at Sligo in August but pulled up over hurdles back there since; good bit more needed.

16/1

5

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 141y

19:30 Sligo

Fassbender

11st 8lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Mark Michael McNiff

in rear but in touch with leaders, became detached 4 out, soon nudged along, weakening when pushed along after 3 out, tailed off when pulled up 2 out

4/1

Form: /FP0P-

Last run: 231 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Versatile sort, winner on the Flat/AW and maiden hurdle for Gavin Cromwell; out of form for his subsequent yard and never counted on debut for current trainer on Flat at Galway last month; seems best watched for now.
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3

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Father Ailbe

11st 12lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

Versatile sort, winner on the Flat/AW and maiden hurdle for Gavin Cromwell; out of form for his subsequent yard and never counted on debut for current trainer on Flat at Galway last month; seems best watched for now.

25/1

10th

5

(14)

18th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 184y

17:10 Gowran Park

Father Ailbe

9st 8lb

J: Shane Crosse

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

dwelt start, in rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden towards far side 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous

25/1

Form: -42156

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner ran well for a long way on recent handicap debut in first-time cheekpieces, possibly not quite seeing out 2m6f trip at Navan; slight drop in trip to suit and one to consider.
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4

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Moonovercloon

11st 11lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Matthew J Smith

Bumper winner ran well for a long way on recent handicap debut in first-time cheekpieces, possibly not quite seeing out 2m6f trip at Navan; slight drop in trip to suit and one to consider.

7/1

6th

11

13th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

12:15 Navan

Moonovercloon

11st 4lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Matthew J Smith

midfield, mistake 2nd, headway after 3rd, pressed leaders 4th, led but not fluent 3 out, ridden after 2 out, headed when mistake last, weakened run-in

16/1

5th

7

23rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

13:40 Listowel

Moonovercloon

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Matthew J Smith

held up in behind leaders, close up when pushed along after 3 out, outpaced home turn, soon weakened

10/1

Form: 144-P9

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Wexford maiden winner last year (2m) has had a very restricted campaign in 2022, most recently never sighted in Galway handicap last month; hard to make a case for.
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7

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Staging Post

11st 10lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Wexford maiden winner last year (2m) has had a very restricted campaign in 2022, most recently never sighted in Galway handicap last month; hard to make a case for.

25/1

9th

11

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 11y

17:05 Galway

Staging Post

10st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

always towards rear, dropped to last before 2 out, soon became detached and weakened

25/1

Form: 0/231-

Last run: 476 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Improved on joining Willie Mullins in summer of 2021, placed twice in handicaps before readily landing 2m2f Sligo contest (yielding) August that year; not seen since and reappears from 14 months' absence for new yard so market could prove best guide to his chances.
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9

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Attitash

11st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Jennifer Monaghan

Improved on joining Willie Mullins in summer of 2021, placed twice in handicaps before readily landing 2m2f Sligo contest (yielding) August that year; not seen since and reappears from 14 months' absence for new yard so market could prove best guide to his chances.

7/1

Form: U0-146

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Went up 9lb for winning at Clonmel in May and two Tramore runs since suggests the handicapper may have his measure for the moment.
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14

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Steppenwolf

11st 8lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Went up 9lb for winning at Clonmel in May and two Tramore runs since suggests the handicapper may have his measure for the moment.

14/1

6th

3

13th Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 73y

15:35 Tramore

Steppenwolf

11st 10lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, bad mistake 5th, ridden when bumped on turn before 2 out, no extra after 2 out

7/1

Form: 3P7F2P D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Won over this trip at Tramore in April but very mixed form in six outings since, Downpatrick novice second easily best run; pulled up on recent chase debut and now reverts to hurdles.
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15

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Prince Zaltar

11st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: P J Rothwell

Won over this trip at Tramore in April but very mixed form in six outings since, Downpatrick novice second easily best run; pulled up on recent chase debut and now reverts to hurdles.

12/1

7

3rd Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

14:05 Thurles

Prince Zaltar

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: P J Rothwell

Went close in a point; won over hurdles and it was a big run when runner-up in a novice at Downpatrick last month; interesting on chase debut and could go well.

9/2

2nd

7

7th Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

14:32 Downpatrick

Prince Zaltar

10st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: P J Rothwell

held up in last, pushed along before 2 out, headway after 2 out, went fourth when keeping on approaching last, soon ridden, went second but no chance with winner towards finish

22/1

Form: 09-445

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
First reserve; improvement in Kilbeggan maidens over the summer (good), not at that level at Wexford last month on heavy; return to better ground should suit on handicap debut and potential improver.
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16

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Simpletwistoffaith

11st 6lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: N F Glynn

First reserve; improvement in Kilbeggan maidens over the summer (good), not at that level at Wexford last month on heavy; return to better ground should suit on handicap debut and potential improver.

5th

9

31st Oct 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Wexford

Simpletwistoffaith

11st 12lb

J: Mr E Mahon

T: N F Glynn

Improvement in Kilbeggan maidens over the summer (good), not quite getting home over 2m3f on second occasion; stamina test here could prove beyond him.

8/1

4th

8

6th Aug 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:25 Kilbeggan

Simpletwistoffaith

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: N F Glynn

prominent, led after 3 out, headed approaching last, weakened run-in

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 132P-P D

Last run: 203 days

W: 11st 4lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; veteran whose last win came when not needing to be at best in Limerick claiming hurdle in February for Robert Tyner; pulled up quickly on last two starts in the spring over fences and obvious concerns now.
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17

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Spare Brakes

11st 4lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: V C Ward

Second reserve; veteran whose last win came when not needing to be at best in Limerick claiming hurdle in February for Robert Tyner; pulled up quickly on last two starts in the spring over fences and obvious concerns now.

Form: -FP677

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Third reserve; won twice in novice hurdles in Britain for Fergal O'Brien, showing her best form on good ground at around 2m; has struggled for this yard so far and now tried blinkered.
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18

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Ordered Lives

11st 3lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Martin Paul Fitzgerald

Third reserve; won twice in novice hurdles in Britain for Fergal O'Brien, showing her best form on good ground at around 2m; has struggled for this yard so far and now tried blinkered.

7th

8

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:02 Gowran Park

Ordered Lives

11st 7lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Martin Paul Fitzgerald

held up in rear, pushed along 2 out (usual 3 out), soon no impression

25/1

7th

4

16th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

14:25 Downpatrick

Ordered Lives

11st 10lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Martin Paul Fitzgerald

towards rear early, towards rear of midfield when pushed along briefly after 4 out, minor headway when not fluent and pushed along 3 out, kept on

20/1

Non-runners

Simpletwistoffaith, Spare Brakes, Ordered Lives

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Payout
Exacta €37.50
Straight Forecast €33.47
Tricast €272.26
Trifecta €214.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

L'or Des Roses

POSTDATA:

Paidi's Passion

RP Ratings (IRE):

Asluckwouldhaveit

TOPSPEED:

Spare Brakes

The Irish Sun:

L'or Des Roses