November 26 / 12.35 Gowran Park

12.35 Gowran Park

Heavy

MW Hire Group Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £6445.38
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 12 runners
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MW Hire Group Beginners Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.10
  • Place: £1.70

Form: F7223- D BF

Last run: 229 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Maiden hurdle winner is rated 107 over fences after several solid efforts last season, notably a close second over 2m at Clonmel in March; made a couple of mistakes, a tendency again apparent when she was a beaten favourite over 2m6f at Tramore in April.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

12

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Gowran Park

Yabo

11st 5lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

raced freely, led, headed 1st, chased clear leader from 2nd, headway 4 out, made challenge 3 out, jumped badly right when led 2 out, pushed out and went clear run-in

5/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: /59-22

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Struggled throughout last season, and pulled-up in a point last month; ran a blinder at 66-1 on his chasing debut, losing out in a tight finish; showed that was not a fluke when a clear second-best behind former bumper star Kilcruit in a four-runner contest at Punchestown last Saturday.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

11

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Gowran Park

Willywampus

11st 12lb

J: Mr J C Canavan

T: Donal Commins

prominent, led 1st, clear before 2nd, 20 lengths ahead with one circuit to go, reduced lead 4 out

5/2

2nd

5

19th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 150y

12:30 Punchestown

Willywampus

11st 12lb

J: Mr J C Canavan

T: Donal Commins

led, soon clear, reduced lead 7th, faced challenge 5 out, headed 4 out, pushed along after 3 out, no chance with winner from 2 out, kept on

33/1

2nd

12

3rd Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

14:05 Thurles

Willywampus

11st 12lb

J: Mr J C Canavan

T: Donal Commins

jumped right on occasions, soon prominent, led after 2nd, headed but close up before 6th, led again 8th

25/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 004340

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Best run in five hurdle starts was when third in a 2m5f Downpatrick maiden in August; has to bounce back from a poor run at Sligo in his first handicap; worth bearing in mind he started favourite on his two starts in points for Pat Doyle; ran out early on the first occasion, looked the likely winner when falling at the last at Monksgrange in April.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

10

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Gowran Park

Who’s Houdini

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: John Joseph Hanlon

in touch with leaders, soon dropped to midfield

16/1

15th

4

21st Oct 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 90y

16:45 Sligo

Who’s Houdini

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

took keen hold, midfield, awkward jump 6th, ridden but weakened quickly after 2 out (usual 3 out), tailed off

9/1

4th

8

18th Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Listowel

Who’s Houdini

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Joseph Hanlon

led, not fluent 7th, headed before 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

6/1

5/1

Form: /28522

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has shown a fair standard of form in handicap hurdles; second on first start of the year over 2m1f at Wexford in May; two lesser efforts before adding two more seconds to his record, over 2m6f at Ballinrobe in August and over just slightly shorter than that at Navan in September.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Gowran Park

Gondor

11st 12lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: C A Murphy

prominent

5/1

8

23rd Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 4f 0y

18:15 Bellewstown

Gondor

11st 7lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: C A Murphy

Missed all of last year; made a pleasing comeback when second over 2m1f at Wexford in May; next two runs not as encouraging, but back to form when second at Ballinrobe last night.

8/1

5th

16

1st Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 180y

16:35 Cork

Gondor

11st 1lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: C A Murphy

prominent on inner, pushed along and outpaced before 2 out, ridden and no extra approaching last

16/1

Form: -24033

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fairly consistent 101-rated hurdler, showing his best form at Clonmel, notably when second to a Gordon Elliott-trained favourite in a maiden hurdle in May; that was over an extended 2m3f and he may be suited by this longer trip after finding 2m a bit sharp on his two most recent Clonmel runs.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Gowran Park

Malinas Glory

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Eoghan O’Grady

midfield

11/2

3rd

10

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 114y

14:55 Clonmel

Malinas Glory

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Eoghan O’Grady

prominent, pressed leaders when not fluent 3 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out, no match for first two

10/1

15th

5

5th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 130y

16:40 Galway

Malinas Glory

11st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Eoghan O’Grady

midfield, shaken up before 2 out, soon weakened

12/1

100/1

Form: P6P9-

Last run: 268 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Struggled in points and maiden hurdles for his former trainer; transformation needed on first start for Ciaran Murphy.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

9

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Gowran Park

The Glenman

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

towards rear of midfield

100/1

Form: 803-86

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Only a modest level of form over hurdles, rated 86 when third in a handicap hurdle at this venue over a year ago; remote last of six finishers on his chasing debut at Fairyhouse.
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7th

3

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Gowran Park

Cast Iron

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear, bad mistake 5 out

25/1

6th

1

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 192y

13:20 Fairyhouse

Cast Iron

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear, headway before 3 out

20/1

Form: 000-

Last run: 258 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Of no account over hurdles last season when he struggled on all three Naas appearances; stable has a much stronger contender in Gondor.
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1

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Gowran Park

Advance

11st 12lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: C A Murphy

midfield, went remote fourth halfway

100/1

Form: 5-7908

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed in a bumper, modest form over hurdles; completely tailed off when set tough first task over fences in a Fairyhouse contest won by his talented stablemate Gerri Colombe.
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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

2

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Gowran Park

Boulon Trou

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, not fluent 3rd, lost position with one circuit to go

12/1

8th

1

15th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:07 Fairyhouse

Boulon Trou

11st 12lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

always towards rear, mistake and reminder 5th, tailed off 3 out

33/1

10th

2

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 6f 0y

16:30 Galway

Boulon Trou

11st 12lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

always towards rear, tailed off

12/1

Form: 0-7UP5

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Ten-race maiden over hurdles; weakened after racing prominently when seventh of 14 on chase debut at Downpatrick in May; did not seem to enjoy going left-handed when a moderate fifth in a handicap at Ayr four weeks ago; going right-handed here may help his cause.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Gowran Park

Excelcior

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

went remote third halfway

6/1

5th

5

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

13:58 Ayr

Excelcior

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent on outer, led before 9th, went clear but jumped right 10th, much reduced lead 12th, soon headed and ridden, raced slightly wide home turn, weakened gradually from 3 out

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 77-P23

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
102-rated maiden hurdler who has had plenty of chances; not a bad run when second at Sligo on his first run after a break, and made a satisfactory start over fences when third in a 3m contest at Fairyhouse; should be in the mix.
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Verdict Starting price

6

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Gowran Park

Hardwired

11st 12lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: T M Walsh

towards rear

4/1

3rd

4

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 192y

13:20 Fairyhouse

Hardwired

11st 12lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: T M Walsh

towards rear, headway before 3 out

10/1

2nd

3

21st Oct 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 90y

16:10 Sligo

Hardwired

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: T M Walsh

towards rear, headway on outer 3 out, went second going okay approaching last, ridden but no extra run-in

25/1

Form: 279P08

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Best effort when second off a mark of 96 in a handicap hurdle on good ground at Clonmel in May; disappointing since then and probably best watched on chasing debut.
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Verdict Starting price

8

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Gowran Park

Our Dylan

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P A Fahy

towards rear

25/1

17

17th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 96y

15:23 Clonmel

Our Dylan

11st 5lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: P A Fahy

First reserve; standout piece of form was his second in a handicap hurdle here in May; disappointing in the meantime and now tries fences.

8th

9

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 114y

15:30 Clonmel

Our Dylan

11st 13lb

J: Mr S Cavanagh

T: P A Fahy

midfield, mistake 4 out, pushed along when switched right before 2 out, jumped slightly right 2 out, soon ridden, keeping on but no impression when mistake last

20/1

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Payout
Exacta €11.90
Straight Forecast €10.78
Trifecta €240.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Willywampus

TOPSPEED:

Yabo

RP Ratings (IRE):

Willywampus

POSTDATA:

Willywampus

The Irish Sun:

Yabo