November 26 / 14.50 Gowran Park

14.50 Gowran Park

Heavy

Glanbia Novice Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7436.97
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Glanbia Novice Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.60
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 060622

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Improved with each start of late and only beaten roughly 2l by Hey Johnny earlier this month; better off at the weights but this is tougher and he'll need to progress again.
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1st

7

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Marelly

10st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

held up in midfield, headway 3 out, led approaching last, ridden run-in, all out

6/1

2nd

4

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 114y

15:30 Clonmel

Marelly

12st 2lb

J: Mr B Lawless

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

in touch with leaders, joined leaders going okay towards near side before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on well but held run-in, no match for winner

11/2

2nd

9

24th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:43 Listowel

Marelly

11st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 5 out, led going best before 2 out, 3 lengths ahead when hung left and ridden after 2 out, mistake last, headed and no extra run-in

15/2

33/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: 344635

Last run: 4 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Won at Cartmel earlier in the year and fairly consistent since but this is a stiff task from 4lb out of the handicap.
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2nd

11

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

A Mere Bagatelle

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: John Joseph Hanlon

prominent, led before 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon outpaced, kept on run-in, went second inside final 110yds

33/1

5th

3

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Limerick

A Mere Bagatelle

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: John Joseph Hanlon

1-14 over hurdles, sole win in a weak contest in Britain; 6l third in a 2m2f handicap chase at Thurles on latest; place chance here competing off the same mark

6/1

19

15th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 165y

15:07 Fairyhouse

A Mere Bagatelle

11st 7lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Third reserve; record of 1-14 over hurdles but has been consistent this season, including over fences; could get involved if getting in.

6/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 4-F214 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Had shown a decent level of form prior to getting off the mark in a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan in July and only weakened out of things late on when fourth of six in a novice at Wexford last month; more to come and this mark is workable.
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3rd

4

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Itwasfate

11st 4lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

held up in midfield, headway 3 out, led before 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, weakened run-in

6/1

4th

1

31st Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 100y

14:30 Wexford

Itwasfate

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

towards rear, headway 3 out, went third when not fluent 2 out, ridden approaching last, no extra run-in, lost third final strides

3/1

Form: /8439- BF

Last run: 240 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Beaten 7l when third of 20 in a handicap hurdle at Navan last season; lesser effort at Naas when last seen and this is a tough ask on return.
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4th

10

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Champ Royal

10st 3lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: C A Murphy

in touch with leaders, ridden and weakened before 2 out

20/1

Form: 1-6 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
C&D winner (heavy) on debut in March but beaten a long way out on last week's return; needs to leave that run behind.
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5th

2

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Backintheroom

11st 11lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

held up in rear, ridden after 3 out, never dangerous

11/2

6th

3

19th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 20y

14:48 Punchestown

Backintheroom

11st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

in rear throughout, became detached 4th, tailed off

11/2

Form: 235123

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Downpatrick maiden hurdle winner last month and solid runs in defeat twice since; can give another good account but he looks more exposed than some of these.
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6th

3

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Rodney Bay

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

raced in second, ridden and weakened before 2 out

9/1

2nd

4

31st Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 100y

14:30 Wexford

Rodney Bay

11st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

prominent, good headway and went second before 3 out, pushed along and briefly led before 2 out, headed 2 out, no chance with winner approaching last, kept on

5/1

1st

4

7th Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

13:57 Downpatrick

Rodney Bay

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Anthony Murray

raced in second, joined leader going okay 2 out, soon led and pushed along, faced strong challenge when ridden and joined after last, kept on well towards finish

7/2

Form: 500-P4

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
10-race maiden; shown some promise but this is a tough race to be 4lb out of the handicap in.
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7th

12

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Fongs Way

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: T J Nagle Jr

midfield, headway before 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

25/1

4th

9

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Cork

Fongs Way

10st 9lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: T J Nagle Jr

Showed a bit of promise in bumpers/maiden hurdles but handicap form so far poor, tailed off in first-time blinkers latest; hard to have confidence in.

16/1

1

29th Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:03 Galway

Fongs Way

11st 12lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: T J Nagle Jr

in touch with leaders, lost position gradually from 11th, tailed off when pulled up after 2 out

16/1

Form: 906460

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
1-12 on Flat and 0-10 over hurdles; well held in a novice at Cheltenham last time; plenty to prove on recent form.
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8th

9

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Astrophysicist

10st 3lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

1-12 on Flat and 0-10 over hurdles; well held in a novice at Cheltenham last time; plenty to prove on recent form.

25/1

11th

18

11th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:00 Cheltenham

Astrophysicist

10st 10lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

prominent, led before 3rd, hit 4 out, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened from 2 out

66/1

3rd

6

(16)

31st Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

17:00 Galway

Astrophysicist

9st 10lb

J: W J Lee

T: J A Nash

Gowran winner on soft just over a year ago; returned to form with Killarney third under this rider; just in front of previous Thurles winner Itsalonglongroad.

8/1

Form: 70-5

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Struggled in maiden hurdles so far and this looks like a tough ask now handicapping.
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9th

8

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

McGrath From Clune

10st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Struggled in maiden hurdles so far and this looks like a tough ask now handicapping.

25/1

5th

1

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 90y

13:43 Galway

McGrath From Clune

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

took keen hold, in rear, some headway after 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and no extra after 2 out, no impression when mistake last

66/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1- CD

Last run: 280 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
20-1 C&D winner of a maiden hurdle on debut in similar ground 280 days ago; improvement likely on yard/handicap debut here.
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1

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Enchanted Magic

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

20-1 C&D winner of a maiden hurdle on debut in similar ground 280 days ago; improvement likely on yard/handicap debut here.

2/1

Form: 08-31U D BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Off the mark in a Clonmel handicap hurdle last month and unseated when favourite for a Cheltenham novice earlier this month; can be forgiven that and may resume progress.
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5

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Hey Johnny

11st 2lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Thomas Mullins

Off the mark in a Clonmel handicap hurdle last month and unseated when favourite for a Cheltenham novice earlier this month; can be forgiven that and may resume progress.

5/1

8

11th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:00 Cheltenham

Hey Johnny

11st 7lb

J: Mr Charlie Mullins

T: Thomas Mullins

prominent, jumped left and unseated rider 1st

4/1

1st

2

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 114y

15:30 Clonmel

Hey Johnny

12st 4lb

J: Mr C Mullins

T: Thomas Mullins

raced freely, in touch with leaders, close up going okay when switched right before 2 out, led going best after 2 out, jumped slightly left last, pushed out, comfortably

9/2

Form: 8613 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Maiden hurdle winner at Tramore in August and respectable third in an Ayr novice latest but his handicap mark looks too high.
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6

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Benz

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Maiden hurdle winner at Tramore in August and respectable third in an Ayr novice latest but his handicap mark looks too high.

25/1

3rd

1

9th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:50 Ayr

Benz

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

led

2/1

6

16th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 110y

15:35 Downpatrick

Benz

11st 2lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Modest Flat maiden won a Tramore maiden hurdle on third start in this sphere; two reasonable Flat runs since and the cheekpieces worn last time are retained; needs more.

11/2

Non-runners

Benz

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €140.00
Straight Forecast €166.87
Tricast €1639.09
Trifecta €920.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Enchanted Magic

RP Ratings (IRE):

Itwasfate

TOPSPEED:

A Mere Bagatelle

The Irish Sun:

Enchanted Magic

POSTDATA:

Itwasfate