January 19 / 15.25 Fairyhouse

15.25

Heavy

Fairyhouse Supporting Treo Eile Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 3f 110y
  • 10 runners
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Fairyhouse Supporting Treo Eile Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Closely related to 2m4f hurdle winner Christmas Jumper, half-brother to three winners including the talented Drinmore Chase winner Coney Island; unraced dam closely related to smart bumper/jumps performer Wichita Lineman
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

16:45 Punchestown

Belper

11st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Best maiden effort came on debut when beaten 21l at Fairyhouse (2m3f, soft/heavy); needs a market check ahead of his handicap debut.

12/1

8th

7

17th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:45 Tramore

Belper

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

Soundly beaten in two maiden hurdles and likely to do better in handicaps after this.

33/1

1

5th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Leopardstown

Belper

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Paul Nolan

Soundly beaten in two maiden hurdles and likely to do better in handicaps after this.

66/1

Form: 5

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair pedigree, dam a winning hurdler/chaser for Oliver Sherwood; debut fifth over a longer trio at this venue does not inspire confidence since he was beaten in excess of 100 lengths; should do considerably better with that run under his belt.
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1st

4

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 166y

16:10 Punchestown

Buachaillbocht

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: T M Walsh

raced wide, in touch with leaders, prominent before 3rd, led and went clear before last, idled when reduced lead and ridden after last, just did enough

4/1

1st

3

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

15:25 Punchestown

Buachaillbocht

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: T M Walsh

Returned from 282-day absence to justify market support handicap debut at Tramore in November (2m6f); ran a bit in snatches off 10lb higher mark when testing ground may not have suited in similar contest on New Year's Day, keeping on for pressure; back on better ground here and may still have more to offer upped in trip.

7/2

3rd

2

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

13:40 Tramore

Buachaillbocht

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: T M Walsh

prominent, not fluent and dropped to midfield 4th, not fluent 3 out, kept on and went modest third approaching last, no match for first two

11/4

Form: P

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
50-1 when pulled-up in a maiden hurdle at Down Royal; reported as having bled; makes no appeal as a result.
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2nd

8

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 200y

15:50 Punchestown

Cosmo Renfro

11st 1lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

towards rear early, not fluent 1st, midfield after 3rd, headway and pressed leaders when bit short of room before last, switched right last, went second when ridden and kept on well run-in, no match for winner

11/2

3rd

1

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Cosmo Renfro

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

Made the breakthrough in first-time headgear over 3m at Limerick and solid run back there over Christmas when third over 2m5f (second won since); plenty to like.

11/4

Abandoned

Form: 8/0-

Last run: 308 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed next to nothing in two Down Royal runs 15 months apart, a bumper and a maiden hurdle; another long absence since.
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0

2

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

11:53 Fairyhouse

Cross Court

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Modest hurdler who finished a remote eighth on his switch to chasing at Downpatrick; outclassed.

100/1

8th

1

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Cross Court

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Shown very little so far and hard to recommend on chase debut returning from seven months' absence for new yard.

20/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 265 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair pedigree but now eight and has run only once; 66-1, tailed off in a bumper at Punchestown last April on his only start for Colm Murphy; first run for John Ryan now.
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3

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 46y

18:48 Roscommon

Farceur De Sivola

11st 11lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Ran respectably behind a runaway winner at Kilbeggan last week (2m, good to yielding); perhaps a shade high in the weights.

10/1

4th

9

4th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Kilbeggan

Farceur De Sivola

11st 5lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Lightly raced for a horse of his age; failed to make much impression over a longer trip at Limerick in his first handicap; finished behind Ricky Langford then.

25/1

10th

10

26th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Farceur De Sivola

11st 1lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

towards rear

14/1

Form: 00

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Did not jump well on debut at Punchestown; never involved after an early mistake at Naas last Sunday;
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

12

18th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:02 Gowran Park

Moonface

11st 12lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Paul W Flynn

Tailed off in three runs in maiden hurdles so far; huge ask.

200/1

7th

7

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:07 Limerick

Moonface

11st 12lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

Has finished towards the back in maidens at Naas and Punchestown, can be ruled out.

66/1

10

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Moonface

11st 4lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Paul W Flynn

No impact in two hurdle runs so far; tongue-strap left on; hard to make a case for.

150/1

Form: 4/85P-

Last run: 315 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Obtained hurdling experience in a top British yard; modest form; tried with a tongue-tie on first outing since pulled-up in a staying handicap at Wincanton last March.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

9

12th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 89y

15:07 Naas

Rideau Canal

11st 5lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Modest form for Alan King; improved on his Irish debut when third at Fairyhouse; another respectable effort last time was over 2m7f at Thurles; this trip may be short of his optimum.

10/1

4th

2

9th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 182y

16:25 Thurles

Rideau Canal

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Modest form for Alan King; improved on his Irish debut when third to Maggie Walsh at Fairyhouse; should appreciate the step up in trip and has an each-way chance.

8/1

3rd

6

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:23 Fairyhouse

Rideau Canal

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Obtained hurdling experience in a top British yard; modest form; tried with a tongue-tie on first outing since pulled-up in a staying handicap at Wincanton last March

25/1

Form: 07

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Failed to beat even one rival in races at Fairyhouse and Down Royal last month; can be ruled out.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

20th

7

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

16:52 Naas

Sculduggery

11st 9lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Tailed off in three maiden hurdles so far but signs in her pedigree that this new trip could suit; any market support would be worth noting.

16/1

12th

11

12th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Navan

Sculduggery

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Finished last in maiden hurdles at Fairyhouse and Down Royal in December; can be ruled out

100/1

Form: 4

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-brother to three multiple winners including very useful seven-time scorer Vision Des Flos; dam a half-sister to high-class chaser Balko Des Flos, winner of the Galway Plate and Ryanair Chase, runner-up in Grand National; made a bright start when keeping on for fourth in a 21-runner 2m maiden at Leopardstown; can exploit a big drop in class.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 61y

16:35 Leopardstown

So Des Flos

12st 1lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Two wins to his credit, most recently in a 2m5f handicap chase at Fairyhouse in December; looked vulnerable over 3m last twice though and questionable whether this marathon trip will suit.

12/1

7th

1

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Navan

So Des Flos

12st 1lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, headway 4 out

4/1

4th

2

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 68y

12:30 Fairyhouse

So Des Flos

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, went second 5 out, challenging 2 out, led approaching last, headed run-in, weakened and lost third towards finish

4/1

Abandoned

Form: 004070

Last run: 107 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
80-rated mare; weak handicap form since Sligo fourth last August; has the merit of experience but unlikely to win a maiden.
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7th

12

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Moyode Mist

10st 6lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

80-rated mare; weak handicap form since Sligo fourth last August; faded badly after a prominent showing when sent back into maiden company at Fairyhouse last week.

25/1

11th

11

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

15:23 Fairyhouse

Moyode Mist

10st 11lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

80-rated mare; weak handicap form since Sligo fourth last August; has the merit of experience; first time with cheekpieces

16/1

Verdict

The unknown quantity is Belper, a half-brother to Grade 1 novice chase winner Coney Island. He looks like the only possible danger to the well-related SO DES FLOS, a stable outsider when making a pleasing debut over a shorter trip at Leopardstown. Buachaillbocht is unexposed. The low-rated Moyode Mist has plenty of experience. [Alan Sweetman]