December 18 / 15.14 Thurles

15.14

Frozen

Horse & Jockey Hotel Rated Novice Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7436.97
  • 2m 7f 0y
  • 6 runners
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Horse & Jockey Hotel Rated Novice Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

OUR TIP

11/10 (Won)

  • Win: £2.70
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 27-711

Last run: 63 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Heads in seeking a hat-trick following wins at Kilbeggan and Cork; had been entered in Grade 2 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham before cancellation; staying seems his forte but has to concede plenty of weight to his nearest rival.
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2

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

15:05 Navan

Grand Soir

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Progressive hurdler last term who recorded a hat-trick and satisfactory start to his chasing career in a beginners' at Punchestown last month; sure to come on for that first run in 10 months and one to consider.

9/1

3rd

3

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 150y

12:30 Punchestown

Grand Soir

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Point winner two seasons ago for Pat Doyle; useful staying novice hurdler last season; won three in a row before disappointing run in Grade 2 contest at Doncaster in January; rated 131 over hurdles; built to make a staying chaser, though his form suggests a preference for better ground.

5/1

7th

1

28th Jan 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:40 Doncaster

Grand Soir

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

held up in behind leaders on outer, niggled along briefly after 7th

7/2

4/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 24-134

Last run: 121 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
His form has proved inconsistent ranging from a 15l Galway bumper success to being a three-time beaten favourite; has shown promise but struggled on most recent run at Kilbeggan; holds claims if anywhere near his previous best.
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4

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:13 Kilbeggan

Level Neverending

11st 3lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

hung left throughout

6/1

3rd

12

12th May 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Level Neverending

10st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Gordon Elliott

Sole hurdle win came here; fairly consistent of late, including a 6l defeat in the Pertemps on his penultimate start and a 5l defeat at Punchestown last month; remains on a good mark and this looks a little easier.

6/1

26

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Level Neverending

10st 3lb

J: Nathan Andrews

T: Gordon Elliott

First reserve; record of 1-9 over hurdles but has run respectably in big handicaps lately, including in first-time blinkers in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham; due to run in the 3.40 here Wednesday.

Form: 356-45

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Finished third in a bumper at Fairyhouse in February but has failed to build on that run; should be better suited by the trip but needs to improve his jumping and in need of a career best here.
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0

9

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

15:10 Thurles

Camino Rock

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

Some decent efforts last season including a good third in a competitive 25-runner 2m4f handicap at the Punchestown festival; beaten favourite in two maiden outings at Kilbeggan in August; trip not a problem but will need a career-best to beat previous winners.

12/1

Form: 534211 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Back-to-back handicap hurdle winner will be in receipt of 6lb from Grand Soir; jockey's claimer takes off another 5lb; looks to have an advantage here but has struggled over longer trips in the past.
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4th

4

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:15 Down Royal

Lor Des Roses

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D Harvey

Useful hurdler; won a pair of handicaps in Cork and Thurles before disappointing when well-beaten in a novice hurdle at Thurles last time out over 2m7f; dropped in trip here and he needs to bounce back.

6/1

4th

2

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

2m 7f 0y

15:14 Thurles

Lor Des Roses

11st 8lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D Harvey

Back-to-back handicap hurdle winner will be in receipt of 6lb from Grand Soir; jockey's claimer takes off another 5lb; looks to have an advantage here but has struggled over longer trips in the past.

2/1

1st

11

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 156y

14:40 Thurles

Lor Des Roses

11st 9lb

J: Mr B W Harvey

T: D Harvey

Much improved under forcing tactics under today's rider at Cork last month, bolting up on yielding ground (second and third both ran solid races subsequently); 9lb higher now but 5yo could have more to offer.

7/2

Form: S63256

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Best form came in C&D second here last month but hasn't run to that form in his last two outings; has a lot to find with the leading duo.
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4th

6

27th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 90y

16:10 Sligo

Silver Gazette

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Andrew Slattery

Placed several times in 11 maiden hurdle starts; was unlucky not to have finished much closer when bumped in a Listowel 3m maiden last time; should run well.

7/2

4th

6

17th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:45 Listowel

Silver Gazette

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

Placed in a couple of maiden hurdles for John Ryan; off six months but made a good start for his current trainer when headed late in a 2m5f Tramore maiden hurdle last month; step up in trip not an issue and likely to come on for that; major claims here.

100/30

2nd

8

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 100y

15:15 Tramore

Silver Gazette

11st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Andrew Slattery

in touch with leaders

12/1

Form: 321580

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Won easily on his third hurdling start at Roscommon; has failed to live up to that promise since; finished in mid-division in his most recent outing at Naas and will need a significant improvement to compete here.
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10th

7

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 50y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Starzov

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Has won two minor races over hurdles; has run well in handicaps and faced a tough assigment when last seen at the Dublin Racing Festival; cheekpieces added.

12/1

10th

7

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 50y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Starzov

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

midfield, weakened before 3 out

12/1

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Payout
Exacta €15.40
Straight Forecast €13.00
Trifecta €41.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

L'or Des Roses

TOPSPEED:

Starzov

POSTDATA:

Silver Gazette

RP Ratings (IRE):

L'or Des Roses

The Irish Sun:

L'or Des Roses