November 24 / 15.40 Thurles

15.40 Thurles

Yielding

Start Christmas Here December 18th (Q.R.) Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 0f 33y
  • 18 runners
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Start Christmas Here December 18th (Q.R.) Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

2/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.20
  • Place: £1.02

Form: /2354-

Last run: 208 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Finished second in Vichy bumper before joining Willie Mullins and thrown in at the deep end on all three hurdles starts last season behind stablemate Vauban; fine staying-on third in Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown and in Triumph at Cheltenham raced a bit too keenly and didn't quite get home in finishing fifth of 12; not quite at that level in Champion 4yo Hurdle at Punchestown when not fluent at times; hooded now for seasonal return and head and shoulders above these on form.
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1st

7

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

Il Etait Temps

11st 4lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Finished second in Vichy bumper before joining Willie Mullins and thrown in at the deep end on all three hurdles starts last season behind stablemate Vauban; fine staying-on third in Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown and in Triumph at Cheltenham raced a bit too keenly and didn't quite get home in finishing fifth of 12; not quite at that level in Champion 4yo Hurdle at Punchestown when not fluent at times; hooded now for seasonal return and head and shoulders above these on form.

2/5

20/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 5-

Last run: 333 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Saddler Maker mare ran well for a long way on Down Royal debut last Christmas in a decent maiden; all the better for that experience but will need to improve a fair bit to feature on return from long absence.
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2nd

14

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

Helisone

10st 11lb

J: Mr R A Berry

T: Henry De Bromhead

Saddler Maker mare ran well for a long way on Down Royal debut last Christmas in a decent maiden; all the better for that experience but will need to improve a fair bit to feature on return from long absence.

20/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 37-

Last run: 212 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Promise in both bumpers in the spring, second occasion when midfield behind stablemate Absolute Notions in the Goffs Land Rover Bumper at Punchestown; likely major player now switched to hurdles.
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3rd

6

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

Ideal De Ciergues

11st 4lb

J: Mr J J Codd

T: Gordon Elliott

Promise in both bumpers in the spring, second occasion when midfield behind stablemate Absolute Notions in the Goffs Land Rover Bumper at Punchestown; likely major player now switched to hurdles.

13/2

24

19th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 100y

13:38 Punchestown

Ideal De Ciergues

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: Gordon Elliott

Made a promising debut; another creditable run when seventh behind stablemate Absolute Notions in the Goffs Land Rover Bumper; second reserve.

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Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Soldier Of Fortune 4yo cost 28,000Euros as a foal and 64,000Euros as a 3yo; half-brother to winners Ballymoy (smart 2m-3m1f hurdle/chase), Sierra Oscar (2m4f hurdle) and Fete Champetre (bumper/2m hurdle); dam bumper/2m4f hurdle winner, half-sister to 2m3f-3m hurdle/chase winner Invictus; newcomer may need more time but worth a market check.
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4th

5

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

Chiefs Kingdom

11st 4lb

J: Mr B O’Neill

T: Paul Nolan

Soldier Of Fortune 4yo cost 28,000Euros as a foal and 64,000Euros as a 3yo; half-brother to winners Ballymoy (smart 2m-3m1f hurdle/chase), Sierra Oscar (2m4f hurdle) and Fete Champetre (bumper/2m hurdle); dam bumper/2m4f hurdle winner, half-sister to 2m3f-3m hurdle/chase winner Invictus; newcomer may need more time but worth a market check.

40/1

Form: 6525

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Maiden pointer has shaped well in bumpers, notably second at Listowel (2m4f, good) under forcing tactics; didn't jump fluently on recent hurdles debut here over much longer trip, showing some promise; likely needs more experience.
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5th

10

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

Song For My Father

11st 4lb

J: Mr L P Shanahan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Maiden pointer has shaped well in bumpers, notably second at Listowel (2m4f, good) under forcing tactics; didn't jump fluently on recent hurdles debut here over much longer trip, showing some promise; likely needs more experience.

16/1

5th

5

3rd Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 66y

16:55 Thurles

Song For My Father

11st 4lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Maiden pointer has shaped well in bumpers, notably when second at Listowel (2m4f, good) under forcing tactics; has since changed yards and could progress again now switched to hurdles.

12/1

12

2nd Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:30 Kilbeggan

Song For My Father

12st 0lb

J: Mr John Reddington

T: S Donohoe

Poor form in points but progress in a couple of starts in bumpers this summer; may progress up in trip and one to consider.

9/1

Form: 8-0

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Recent Naas comeback run represented a step in the right direction but lots more likely needed here.
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6th

9

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

Slane Hill

11st 4lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: Barry Connell

Recent Naas comeback run represented a step in the right direction but lots more likely needed here.

16/1

10th

17

12th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

11:50 Naas

Slane Hill

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

didn't jump with fluency, towards rear, jumped slightly right 1st, headway when pushed along 3 out, kept on

33/1

Form: 0-0

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Second reserve; well held both bumpers, best watched now switched to hurdles.
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7th

17

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

Rockonjade

10st 11lb

J: Miss P Elvin

T: Richard Morrissey

Second reserve; well held both bumpers, best watched now switched to hurdles.

10th

16

2nd Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:20 Tipperary

Rockonjade

11st 5lb

J: Mr T Power Roche

T: Richard Morrissey

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders halfway, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Pulled-up in both starts in points; declared with tongue-tie here for Rules debut and best watched.
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8th

15

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

Outdoor Mozzy

10st 11lb

J: Miss P Elvin

T: P J Rothwell

Pulled-up in both starts in points; declared with tongue-tie here for Rules debut and best watched.

150/1

19

15th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 165y

12:37 Fairyhouse

Outdoor Mozzy

10st 13lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: P J Rothwell

Third reserve; sister to a pair of multiple winners; pulled-up in both starts in points; declared with tongue-tie.

Form: P0/

Last run: 612 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
65-rated flat handicapper got off the mark at Leopardstown last month, race may have come too soon when well beaten 4 days later; two hurdle runs in March 2021 moderate, stopping quickly on heavy ground when favourite on debut; tried hooded now for hurdles return but may be of more interest when tackling handicaps.
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9th

1

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

King Arthurs Sword

11st 12lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: M D O’Callaghan

65-rated flat handicapper got off the mark at Leopardstown last month, race may have come too soon when well beaten 4 days later; two hurdle runs in March 2021 moderate, stopping quickly on heavy ground when favourite on debut; tried hooded now for hurdles return but may be of more interest when tackling handicaps.

33/1

18th

7

(4)

26th Oct 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:25 Curragh

King Arthurs Sword

10st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

midfield, pushed along 3f out, weakened and eased under 2f out

13/2

1st

17

(9)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:55 Leopardstown

King Arthurs Sword

8st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

in touch with leaders, good headway over 1f out, ridden and made challenge inside final furlong, kept on well to lead towards finish

4/1

Form: 080

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Nothing so far in maidens, easily passed over.
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10th

12

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

Will It Be You

11st 4lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: Liam P Cusack

Nothing so far in maidens, easily passed over.

150/1

8th

7

21st Oct 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 90y

16:10 Sligo

Will It Be You

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

always towards rear, beaten then became detached 3 out, tailed off

66/1

Form: 35

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Fair Flat handicapper rated in the 70's whose opening two hurdle runs here recently offered some promise but likely to be of more interest in handicaps.
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11th

4

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

Pachmena

11st 5lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: Gavin Cromwell

Fair Flat handicapper rated in the 70's whose opening two hurdle runs here recently offered some promise but likely to be of more interest in handicaps.

14/1

5th

3

3rd Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 188y

15:15 Thurles

Pachmena

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Flat winner and promising third on hurdle bow here a fortnight ago when only 7-1; interesting if she can build on that with tongue-tie on.

100/30

5th

3

3rd Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 188y

15:15 Thurles

Pachmena

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Flat winner and promising third on hurdle bow here a fortnight ago when only 7-1; interesting if she can build on that with tongue-tie on.

100/30

Form: 00-60

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Nothing yet in bumpers and maiden hurdles; safely ruled out.
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12th

11

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

Wee Jerry

11st 4lb

J: Mr D Higgins

T: Neill McCluskey

Nothing yet in bumpers and maiden hurdles; safely ruled out.

100/1

15th

7

13th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

11:45 Navan

Wee Jerry

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Neill McCluskey

midfield, ridden and weakened after 4 out

100/1

22

5th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 190y

14:23 Down Royal

Wee Jerry

11st 12lb

J: Mr B Dunleavy

T: Neill McCluskey

Tailed off in two bumpers; modest overall form in points, though second on penultimate start; not a good jumper; second reserve.

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Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Modest enough but progressive Flat handicapper in second half of this past season at Dundalk, winning twice; not sure she can make an immediate impact hurdling.
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13th

3

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

Draco Pulchrac

11st 5lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: A J Martin

Modest enough but progressive Flat handicapper in second half of this past season at Dundalk, winning twice; not sure she can make an immediate impact hurdling.

33/1

8th

1

(1)

14th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Draco Pulchrac

10st 1lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

in touch with leaders, pushed along under 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong

4/1

1st

4

(15)

23rd Sep 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Draco Pulchrac

9st 10lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

ducked right start, midfield, pushed along under 2f out, soon headway, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon edged left, won going away

11/4

Form: 7

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Doyen filly never sighted when soundly beaten on debut in Tramore bumper last month; can only be watched here on hurdles debut.
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14th

13

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

Georgie’s Gal

10st 11lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: P J Rothwell

Doyen filly never sighted when soundly beaten on debut in Tramore bumper last month; can only be watched here on hurdles debut.

100/1

7th

7

13th Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:15 Tramore

Georgie’s Gal

11st 6lb

J: Miss P Elvin

T: P J Rothwell

in rear, ridden and brief headway 4f out, weakened from 2f out

11/1

Form:

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict
Ex Richard Hannon-trained; tailed off on recent Cork hurdles debut and easily passed over here.
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15th

8

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

Night Of Dreams

11st 4lb

J: Mr T P Harney

T: P J Rothwell

Ex Richard Hannon-trained; tailed off on recent Cork hurdles debut and easily passed over here.

100/1

21th

9

6th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:58 Cork

Night Of Dreams

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Failed to reach the first three in five outings for Richard Hannon; best watched on Irish and hurdling debut.

33/1

Form: 3-13 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Encouraging debut when third in Goffs Land Rover Bumper at Punchestown in April and returned to run away with Fairyhouse contest last month before encouraging hurdles debut third at Galway, keeping on well; return to better ground here should suit and definite contender.
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2

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

Nucky Johnson

11st 12lb

J: Mr Pat Taaffe

T: Noel Meade

Encouraging debut when third in Goffs Land Rover Bumper at Punchestown in April and returned to run away with Fairyhouse contest last month before encouraging hurdles debut third at Galway, keeping on well; return to better ground here should suit and definite contender.

9/2

3rd

9

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 90y

13:43 Galway

Nucky Johnson

11st 7lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Noel Meade

in touch with leaders, went third after 3 out, pressed leaders on outer when mistake 2 out, soon pushed along, kept on well but held run-in, no match for first two

5/2

1st

2

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Nucky Johnson

11st 11lb

J: Mr Pat Taaffe

T: Noel Meade

prominent in chasing group, prominent 6f out, led going best 2f out, soon pushed along, ridden and went clear from over 1f out, eased inside final 110yds, comfortably

5/4

Form: 0/

Last run: 576 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
First reserve; tailed off in the 2021 Land Rover Bumper and not seen since; best watched.
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16

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

Hume Street

11st 4lb

J: Miss P Elvin

T: P J Rothwell

First reserve; tailed off in the 2021 Land Rover Bumper and not seen since; best watched.

14

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Wexford

Hume Street

11st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

First reserve; tailed off in the 2021 Land Rover Bumper and not seen since; best watched.

OUR TIP

Form: 00

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Third reserve; huge prices and ran accordingly on both recent maiden hurdle runs; easily passed over.
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18

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 33y

15:40 Thurles

Too Easy Mate

11st 4lb

J: Miss P Elvin

T: D E Fitzgerald

Third reserve; huge prices and ran accordingly on both recent maiden hurdle runs; easily passed over.

18th

14

6th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:58 Cork

Too Easy Mate

11st 7lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: D E Fitzgerald

Struggling at the back from a long way out when 100-1 on debut at Wexford last Monday.

100/1

11th

10

31st Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 100y

14:00 Wexford

Too Easy Mate

10st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: D E Fitzgerald

midfield

66/1

Non-runners

Nucky Johnson, Hume Street, Too Easy Mate

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Payout
Exacta €13.40
Straight Forecast €22.27
Trifecta €42.90

Selections

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