December 04 / 13.25 Fairyhouse

13.25 Fairyhouse

Yielding

Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £42142.86
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.70
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 111 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won two bumpers and maintained his unbeaten record when getting off the mark on hurdle bow at Punchestown in October, despite racing keenly; jumped well that day and that will be an asset at this level; steps up in class but not one to underestimate and this has been his long-term target.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Marine Nationale

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders on inner, smooth headway before 2 out, went third when not fluent last, ridden and ran on well to lead post

3/1

1st

4

12th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Punchestown

Marine Nationale

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

jumped well, took keen hold, prominent, went second 3 out, joined leader 2 out, led going easily approaching last, pushed along briefly towards finish, easily

Evs

1st

2

20th Aug 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 100y

17:40 Killarney

Marine Nationale

12st 0lb

J: Mr M J M O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

prominent, disputing second halfway, led going easily under 3f out, soon went clear, canter

5/4

OUR TIP

9/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 321-1 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Stayed on gamely to win a Grade 1 in France at Saint-Cloud on his final start in France and made easy work of a maiden hurdle at Cork on debut for this yard a fortnight ago; these might not be his optimum conditions.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

8th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 212y

14:20 Naas

Irish Point

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

soon prominent, pressed leaders when mistake 2 out (usual 4 out), went second going okay home turn, pushed along omitted 2 out, ridden omitted last, kept on well but held towards finish, no match for winner

7/2

2nd

3

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Irish Point

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, good headway and prominent on outer before 3 out, soon went second, pushed along to lead 2 out, ridden and 2 lengths ahead run-in, kept on but headed post

9/2

1st

7

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Cork

Irish Point

11st 7lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Winner of a Grade 1 bumper at Saint-Cloud a year ago when last seen; entered in the Royal Bond in a couple of weeks and an easier introduction could hardly have been dreamed of.

30/100

16/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1241-1 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Grade 2 bumper winner at Aintree last term and landed the odds in a maiden hurdle at Naas on return last month; not the strongest form on offer but there will be more to come.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 2f 110y

14:11 Fairyhouse

Ashroe Diamond

10st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Has some solid form to her name having finished roughly 4l behind Marine Nationale (form boosted since) in the Grade 1 Royal Bond here in December before finishing 9l behind stablemate and ante post Supreme favourite Facile Vega in another Grade 1 at Leopardstown last month; gets a class drop against her own sex and that makes her the one to beat; shapes like this step up in trip will suit.

7/4

3rd

6

27th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Ashroe Diamond

11st 5lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

held up in rear, headway from 2 out, shaken up and went third approaching last, ridden and kept on run-in, never near to challenge

10/1

3rd

8

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Ashroe Diamond

11st 5lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

held up in rear, headway and in touch with leaders 3 out, went third before 2 out, ridden and outpaced approaching last, ran on run-in, went third towards finish

16/1

Form: 1-11 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Unbeaten in three starts under Rules, progressing from his debut in a bumper at Limerick last year to win a Galway maiden hurdle by a wide margin in July; improved again to beat a smart prospect (Brazil, subsequent Grade 3 winner) in a Tipperary Grade 3 in October; no doubt that there is more to come and must be high on any shortlist.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

8th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 212y

14:20 Naas

Champ Kiely

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

made all, jumped slightly right 1st, faced strong challenge but going okay home turn, ridden omitted last, kept on well towards finish, readily

8/1

4th

1

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Champ Kiely

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced freely, held up in midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 4th, went second after 5th, led after 4 out, pushed along and headed 2 out, weakened run-in

7/4

1st

4

2nd Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Tipperary

Champ Kiely

11st 1lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

made all, jumped well, good jump and went clear 2 out, shaken up and kept on strongly run-in, impressive

5/2

Form: 117313 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict
4-13 over hurdles; landed decent handicap at Listowel on penultimate start; third of four behind Brazil in a Grade 3 since though and while he's achieved a useful level of form, he looks exposed against some of these.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

7

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Prairie Dancer

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

raced in second, disputed lead before 3rd, not fluent but led 5th

12/1

3rd

2

12th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:55 Naas

Prairie Dancer

11st 6lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

jumped slightly right, pushed along briefly, led, joined before 3rd, briefly headed before 4 out, ridden when headed on inner home turn, outpaced 2 out, soon no impression and slightly hampered, no match for first two

100/30

1st

4

19th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:35 Listowel

Prairie Dancer

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

jumped right on occasions, close up when pushed along briefly and reminders, soon led and made rest, mistake 2nd, clear going okay when raced wide after 3 out, ridden briefly before last, ran on, comfortably

5/1

Form: 2/8-11 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Left his yard debut behind when winning a Tipperary maiden hurdle with any amount in hand and progress when winning a Grade 3 at Navan last time, battling on gamely; more required here and might not get his own way up front this time.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Hercule Du Seuil

11st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: W P Mullins

led, joined before 3rd, not fluent and headed 5th

6/1

1st

3

13th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Navan

Hercule Du Seuil

11st 1lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

made all, faced strong challenge 3 out, went clear again after 2 out, not fluent last, soon ridden, kept on well

7/4

1st

7

3rd Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Tipperary

Hercule Du Seuil

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

made all, went clear 2 out, went further clear approaching last, eased final 110yds, easily

6/4

Form: 1-1 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point winner who made it 2-2 under Rules when winning a 20-runner maiden hurdle at Galway in October; another unexposed type but he has more to find than most of these.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 170y

12:00 Navan

Path D’oroux

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a point-to-point and a Punchestown bumper (Spirit Of Legend unplaced) last season; maiden hurdle winner in October possibly something amiss (although reported post-race normal) in Royal Bond when stopping quickly three out; again failed to cope with top opposition at Leopardstown; 5l in front of shorter-priced Intranet then, not sure to uphold that form.

7/2

4th

5

27th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Path D’oroux

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, some headway after 3 out, briefly went third after 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

16/1

5

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Path D’oroux

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent

12/1

Form: 2-4211 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Improving with each run and arrives bidding for a hat-trick having landed a bumper at Listowel and a maiden hurdle at Limerick when last seen; the form of those wins hasn't worked out and his stablemates have more obvious claims.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2

19th Dec 2022

Frozen

2m 0f 100y

12:40 Punchestown

Polo Lounge

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Landed a bumper at Listowel and a maiden hurdle at Limerick in early autumn; 40s, ran freely before weakening quickly and being pulled up in Fairyhouse Grade 1 earlier this month; this a more realistic target.

5/1

6

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Polo Lounge

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

raced freely, prominent, pressed leaders 3rd

28/1

1st

9

23rd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:50 Limerick

Polo Lounge

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

made all, ridden and went clear approaching last, kept on strongly, unchallenged

10/11

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €43.70
Straight Forecast €88.88
Tricast €659.87
Trifecta €248.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Champ Kiely

POSTDATA:

Hercule Du Seuil

TOPSPEED:

Prairie Dancer

RP Ratings (IRE):

Champ Kiely

The Irish Sun:

Champ Kiely