November 26 / 13.40 Gowran Park

13.40

Heavy

PRL Group Novice Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6941.18
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 9 runners
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PRL Group Novice Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 1 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Brother to bumper/hurdle winner Limerick Lace, half-brother to three other winners Spades Are Trumps, Ilikedwayurthinkin and Walk Me Home; became the fifth of the dam's progeny to win for Gavin Cromwell when too good for odds-on shot Lot Of Joy on debut in a 23-runner maiden at Cork; a good prospect.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

12th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Inothewayurthinkin

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Acts on heavy ground; ran well behind high-class Gaelic Warrior in November/December; proved a handicap snip in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham (3m2f) four weeks ago, making a mockery of his mark and readily justifying 13-8 favouritism; new rating puts him top in this field.

9/4

1st

5

12th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Inothewayurthinkin

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Acts on heavy ground; ran well behind high-class Gaelic Warrior in November/December; proved a handicap snip in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham (3m2f) four weeks ago, making a mockery of his mark and readily justifying 13-8 favouritism; new rating puts him top in this field.

9/4

1st

1

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Inothewayurthinkin

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Gavin Cromwell

Only ninth on last month's handicap debut at Leopardstown (2m5f, yielding to soft); however, the way he kept on, allied with his useful pedigree, bodes well for today's step up in trip; good third in Grade 1 novice chase at Limerick (2m3f, heavy) in December behind Tuesday's Arkle one-three Gaelic Warrior and Il Etait Temps; has potential off this mark and he's been the hot ante-post favourite.

3/1

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13/8

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 1-12 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Odds-on for Punchestown bumper win on debut in February; only workmanlike in landing a Wexford maiden hurdle in October; much better in defeat in a Grade 3 contest at Navan 13 days ago, chasing home a Willie Mullins-trained favourite and relegating a shorter-priced stablemate to third.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 146y

13:05 Punchestown

Imagine

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

soon raced in second, mistake 6th, lost second and weakened before 2 out

7/2

1st

2

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 43y

13:55 Punchestown

Imagine

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second

4/7

1st

3

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

11:53 Fairyhouse

Imagine

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped well, made all, ridden briefly when faced challenge after 2 out, soon clear, pushed out, comfortably

11/4

15/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1

Last run: 175 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
First foal; dam French hurdle winner, half-sister to Roi Des Francs, a talented six-time winner, including a Grade 2 novice chase for this stable; Euros360,000 Arqana purchase in July after beating an experienced rival on his debut in a 17-runner conditions hurdle at Auteuil in June; the ground was heavy then, so no issue on that score; very interesting recruit.
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6

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Spanish Harlem

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Third in small-field beginners' events at Naas and Gowran Park (twice) on first three chases starts; stayed on from two without posing a threat when ridden by Paul Townend in the Scottish National, ending up around 8l sixth behind stablemate Macdermott; Townend deserts for Glengouly now.

8/1

6

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Spanish Harlem

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Third in small-field beginners' events at Naas and Gowran Park (twice) on first three chases starts; stayed on from two without posing a threat when ridden by Paul Townend in the Scottish National, ending up around 8l sixth behind stablemate Macdermott; Townend deserts for Glengouly now.

8/1

6th

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Spanish Harlem

10st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Just 6-1 for the Martin Pipe at last year's Cheltenham Festival on handicap debut but ran poorly; back to form when third in small-field beginners chases at Gowran Park (2m4f, heavy) on last two outings and going beyond 2m4f may well be overdue, but those runs are no proof that he can cut it in this very different race; tongue-tie (worn on debut) is back on.

9/1

Form: 7233-6

Last run: 82 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Consistent placed form in juvenile hurdles last season; fair sixth at Galway in September after a break; will need to raise her game in order to reach the money here.
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0

3

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Gowran Park

Bynx

11st 5lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Martin Hassett

took keen hold, led, headed and raced in second after 2nd, led again from 5th

6/1

1st

7

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 180y

12:30 Tramore

Bynx

10st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Martin Hassett

Has only won a maiden hurdle and she's 1-30 overall; ran well now and again last year but she's not the percentage call.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Two wins on the Flat, the first for William Haggas in a weak contest at Beverley at three, the second this year when trained in France; some concern that he ran poorly on soft on his most recent French outing.
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No / Draw
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7th

19

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Fireworks

10st 13lb

T: John Joseph Hanlon

prominent, lost position before 3 out, no extra from 2 out

Form: 260

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Some ability in points and when second to an easy winner in Fairyhouse bumper in October; struggled when a huge price on hurdling debut at Clonmel nine days ago.
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0

15

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Lakefield Flyer

11st 2lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Second in a handicap hurdle at Down Royal in May before successful chase debut at Downpatrick; failed to reproduce best form in two starts over hurdles before 12l second in a weak handicap chase at Stratford at the beginning of July.

10/1

2nd

2

4th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

20:10 Stratford

Lakefield Flyer

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: John Joseph Hanlon

led narrowly or disputed lead, led clearly 9th, ridden when headed after 2 out, kept on but no match for winner

11/2

Form: 0F71 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Sprang a 33-1 surprise in a maiden at Thurles on her third start over hurdles; a good sign that she stuck to her task stoutly in holding off the favourite; however, she faces much sterner opposition now.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

12

17th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:45 Kilbeggan

Navy Waves

11st 1lb

J: Evan Dwan

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

A long-priced maiden winner at Thurles in 2022; little merit in her form for a long time after; now 20lb lower than when entering handicaps, and has shown signs of a return to form with fourth at Clonmel backed up by third over C&D; just behind The Lucky Lobster then and holds a leading chance.

4/1

3rd

15

2nd Jun 2024

Good

3m 1f 32y

14:55 Kilbeggan

Navy Waves

11st 1lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

A long-priced maiden winner at Thurles in 2022; little merit in her form since then, except for fourth at the same venue in March; now 21lb lower than when entering handicaps, and showed signs of a return to form at Clonmel last time.

8/1

4th

13

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:30 Clonmel

Navy Waves

11st 1lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

midfield, headway after 3 out, disputing third 2 out, outpaced approaching last

12/1

Form: 880

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second in a point-to-point in March; no encouragement from her bumper/maiden hurdle runs.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

15

13th Jul 2024

Good

2m 3f 110y

16:25 Wexford

Man Of The House

10st 6lb

J: Paddy Hanlon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Modest maiden over hurdles but won a point and his 7l sixth in Clonmel handicap was fair first completion over fences; drops back in trip.

12/1

6th

11

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 6f 169y

20:30 Clonmel

Man Of The House

10st 13lb

J: Paddy Hanlon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Pulled-up on recent hurdles return; jumped poorly sole chase start; makes no appeal.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Two wins and four places from ten Flat starts (rated 79) for Andrew Balding; a positive that he looked at home in testing conditions when winning a 1m2f handicap at Epsom in September; appeals as the most interesting of four runners for his trainer.
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2

(6)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

19:50 Roscommon

Eikonix

9st 12lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Refused to race over hurdles in blinkers last time; has had very little racing on the level in the last two years and has to return to his old Flat form.

33/1

2

(6)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

19:50 Roscommon

Eikonix

9st 12lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Refused to race over hurdles in blinkers last time; has had very little racing on the level in the last two years and has to return to his old Flat form.

33/1

12

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Eikonix

11st 6lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

refused to race

20/1

Non-runners

Eikonix

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Payout
Exacta €8.80
Straight Forecast €6.60
Trifecta €11.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Imagine

The Irish Sun:

Inothewayurthinkin

TOPSPEED:

Bynx

RP Ratings (IRE):

Imagine

POSTDATA:

Imagine