January 24 / 12.40 Down Royal

12.40 Down Royal

Yielding To Soft

Molson Coors Beverage Company Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 1f 33y
  • 20 runners
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Molson Coors Beverage Company Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Evs (Won)

  • Win: £1.60
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 12

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Twice-raced; bumper winner; second on hurdles debut beaten 3l by Dark Raven last month, well clear of the third; that was a promising effort; major player.
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1st

1

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Doctor Bravo

11st 12lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, close up 4 out, joined leaders when switched left before 2 out, led but faced strong challenge 2 out, ridden and kept on well towards far side after last

Evs

2nd

6

26th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Doctor Bravo

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Outsider of three runners (but not a big price) for the stable when winning a Fairyhouse bumper readily on debut; can be rated a bright prospect for powerful connections.

7/2

1st

3

3rd Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:35 Fairyhouse

Doctor Bravo

12st 0lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Gordon Elliott

Doctor Dino gelding; cost 5,000Euros as a yearling and 55,000Euros as a 3yo; dam placed 10.5f in France, half-sister to several French Flat winners, out of sister to French 2m1f-2m4f hurdle winner Bel Amix; very interesting newcomer for owner/trainer combination that have had some smart sorts in recent seasons; seems down the order on jockey bookings though.

13/2

OUR TIP

11/8

  • Place: £1.02

Form: 116-22 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dual winner in bumpers; second on hurdles debut when 1l behind Caldwell Diamond; first past the post on last start ahead of Nucky Johnson and Hunters Yarn but subsequently demoted for carrying the former right; remains promising.
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2nd

2

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

The Big Doyen

11st 12lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

midfield, headway going okay 3 out, made strong challenge 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden briefly and no extra run-in, no match for winner

11/8

1st

16

29th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 57y

12:50 Punchestown

The Big Doyen

11st 12lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

Won first two bumper starts; green on debut at Roscommon, more professional at this venue, scoring by 15l from Cool Survivor (now unbeaten in two starts over hurdles); never in the hunt in Grade 2 Leopardstown event won by Facile Vega; chased home an Elliott-trained winner on hurdling debut at Naas three weeks ago; open to improvement.

100/30

2nd

1

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 55y

14:52 Fairyhouse

The Big Doyen

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

prominent, went second before 4 out, led before 2 out, ridden and headed last, kept on and went clear with winner towards finish

15/8

33/1

  • Place: £8.80

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Cost 4,000Euros as a yearling and £35,000 five-year-old; dam point winner, half-sister to 2m3f/2m4f chase winner Divex, is granddaughter of half-sister to useful 2m hurdle winner Miss Daisy Dee; Rules debut; dual point winner but pulled up on last start in December.
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3rd

9

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Marronstown

11st 4lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D M Christie

in touch with leaders, mistake 1st, close up 4 out, joined leaders going okay after 3 out, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, left in third and hampered by faller but no extra 2 out, jumped slightly right last, no match for first two

33/1

Form: 347

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Down in trip; glimpses of promise in bumpers; beaten a long way on hurdles debut last month at this track; hard to recommend.
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4th

12

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Ringdufferin

11st 4lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, mistake 2nd, headway when switched left and nudged along after 3 out, no impression when hampered by faller 2 out, ridden briefly and ran on after last, went modest fourth run-in

50/1

7th

6

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 50y

11:40 Down Royal

Ringdufferin

11st 4lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

Shown ability in a couple of bumpers so far but needs a step up on that form to have a say; Smooth Player has stronger claims for this yard.

10/1

6

5th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 190y

17:10 Down Royal

Ringdufferin

12st 0lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

Form: 062

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Didn't show a great deal in bumpers but improved markedly on hurdles debut over C&D when second to Invictus Machin, beaten 5l; saw it out well that day and is open to improvement.
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5th

14

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

The Wallpark

11st 4lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: V C Ward

Didn't show a great deal in bumpers but improved markedly on hurdles debut over C&D when second to Invictus Machin, beaten 5l; saw it out well that day and is open to improvement.

12/1

2nd

13

5th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 190y

14:23 Down Royal

The Wallpark

11st 12lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: V C Ward

Has run in two bumpers without showing enough to suggest he is a serious contender here.

100/1

2nd

13

5th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 190y

14:23 Down Royal

The Wallpark

11st 12lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: V C Ward

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, jumped right 3rd, reminder before 4th, joined leaders before 3 out, soon ridden, briefly led when jumped slightly right 2 out, headed but kept on well after last, no match for winner

100/1

Form:

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well held when 12th on hurdles debut nine days ago at Punchestown; needs to improve markedly to figure.
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6th

16

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

West Away

11st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Well held when 12th on hurdles debut nine days ago at Punchestown; needs to improve markedly to figure.

100/1

19

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

13:20 Clonmel

West Away

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: John C McConnell

Dam won a bumper for Philip Fenton and is a sister to the useful Youghal By The Sea; runner-up in a point-to-point in Britain; 66-1 when down the field in a 2m maiden at Punchestown on Sunday; first reserve.

12th

18

15th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Punchestown

West Away

11st 12lb

J: Mr B W Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Westerner gelding; cost £7,000 as a 4yo; dam bumper winner, sister to bumper/2m and 2m3f hurdle winner Youghal By The Sea and 2m4f/2m5f hurdle winner San Giovanni; got up for second place when beaten 2l in a point; tougher ask on Rules debut; tongue-tie fitted.

50/1

Form: 3

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Down in trip; first start under Rules a week ago when remote third to Eabha Grace, beaten a long way; tongue-strap on first time.
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12th

8

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:32 Limerick

Knockraha Park

11st 7lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Beaten a huge distance in third at Punchestown; soundly beaten at Down Royal last week; no appeal.

50/1

7th

17

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Knockraha Park

10st 11lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Down in trip; first start under Rules a week ago when remote third to Eabha Grace, beaten a long way; tongue-strap on first time.

100/1

3rd

8

16th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 130y

13:50 Punchestown

Knockraha Park

11st 7lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Debut under rules after being pulled up in two point-to-points; tough ask.

200/1

15/2

Form: 2/P

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Down in trip; pulled up on first start for Willie Mullins at Tramore 3 weeks ago over 2m6f, racing keenly; drop back in trip likely to suit but best watched after how he weakened on debut.
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8th

7

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Figaroc

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Down in trip; pulled up on first start for Willie Mullins at Tramore 3 weeks ago over 2m6f, racing keenly; drop back in trip likely to suit but best watched after how he weakened on debut.

15/2

4

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 170y

13:05 Tramore

Figaroc

11st 4lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, midfield, headway and in touch with leaders after 4th, prominent 5 out

13/2

Form: 0-600B

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Little impact under Rules in six starts; will find this difficult.
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10th

13

30th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 20y

16:17 Punchestown

Wee Jerry

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Neill McCluskey

Has made little to no impact under Rules in seven starts; up in trip; unlikely contender.

100/1

9th

15

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Wee Jerry

11st 4lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Neill McCluskey

Little impact under Rules in six starts; will find this difficult.

200/1

10

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 50y

11:40 Down Royal

Wee Jerry

11st 4lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Neill McCluskey

Poor form in five starts under Rules.

200/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Hurdles debut; fair on the Flat; one-time winner over 1m1f; rated 70; first start for John McConnell after leaving James McAuley.
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Verdict Starting price

10th

3

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Prioritise

11st 5lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

Hurdles debut; fair on the Flat; one-time winner over 1m1f; rated 70; first start for John McConnell after leaving James McAuley.

25/1

5th

8

(10)

23rd Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Prioritise

9st 10lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: James McAuley

prominent

13/2

6th

5

(16)

11th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Prioritise

10st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: James McAuley

prominent on outer, going okay when pressed leader over 2f out, pushed along and every chance over 1f out, ridden and weakened gradually inside final furlong

10/1

Form: 0F8

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well held on his three starts so far; down in trip here; tongue-strap left on; up against it.
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11th

13

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

The Belmont Boys

11st 4lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Well held on his three starts so far; down in trip here; tongue-strap left on; up against it.

250/1

8th

9

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 50y

11:40 Down Royal

The Belmont Boys

11st 4lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Shown nothing in two starts at massive prices so far.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
First foal; dam bumper (inc AW) and 2m/2m5f hurdle winner, half-sister to 1m2f/1m3f Flat and smart 2m-3m hurdle winner United out of German 7f-1m1f winner/German 1,000 Guineas fourth Una Kasala.
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12th

20

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Unklipped

10st 11lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Denis Leahy

First foal; dam bumper (inc AW) and 2m/2m5f hurdle winner, half-sister to 1m2f/1m3f Flat and smart 2m-3m hurdle winner United out of German 7f-1m1f winner/German 1,000 Guineas fourth Una Kasala.

50/1

Form: 0/

Last run: 637 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Useful maiden on the Flat; stays 2m; rated 74; hurdles debut; first run for R K Watson.
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13th

8

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

King Of Cashel

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: R K Watson

Useful maiden on the Flat; stays 2m; rated 74; hurdles debut; first run for R K Watson.

28/1

50/1

Form: 2008

Last run: 129 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Shown glimpses of promise in bumpers; well held on hurdles debut at Navan last September, beaten roughly 25l into eighth; improvement required here.
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20th

14

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:47 Punchestown

Resilient Front

11st 12lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Noel Meade

midfield

150/1

14th

11

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Resilient Front

11st 4lb

J: E Walsh

T: Noel Meade

Shown glimpses of promise in bumpers; well held on hurdles debut at Navan last September, beaten roughly 25l into eighth; improvement required here.

50/1

Form: 0S0P09

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Down in trip; little impact in six starts under Rules so far; difficult to see her landing a blow here.
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No / Draw
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15th

18

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Lockdown Daisy

10st 11lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

Down in trip; little impact in six starts under Rules so far; difficult to see her landing a blow here.

250/1

9th

14

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 50y

11:40 Down Royal

Lockdown Daisy

10st 11lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: J J Lambe

Shown nothing in five starts.

200/1

Form: 00

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well held in two maiden hurdles so far; hard to fancy.
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4

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Abu Hazem

11st 4lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Anthony McCann

Well held in two maiden hurdles so far; hard to fancy.

200/1

20

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Limerick

Abu Hazem

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Anthony McCann

Second reserve; tailed off in two runs over hurdles at triple figure odds.

Form: 8

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Hurdles debut; well beaten eighth on first start in a bumper last month at Leopardstown; tough ask.
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5

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Areuhavingacup

11st 4lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: T G McCourt

Hurdles debut; well beaten eighth on first start in a bumper last month at Leopardstown; tough ask.

200/1

8th

2

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:30 Leopardstown

Areuhavingacup

12st 0lb

J: Mr I Ryan

T: T G McCourt

midfield

100/1

Form: 20-3

Last run: 258 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Off 258 days; down in trip; looked promising on debut back in May 2021 when half a length second to Champ Kiely in a bumper; failed to build on that in his next start; step back in the right direction when third on hurdles debut at Perth last May, beaten 14l by Enki Flacke; needs to improve.
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6

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Bellaney Lord

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Off 258 days; down in trip; looked promising on debut back in May 2021 when half a length second to Champ Kiely in a bumper; failed to build on that in his next start; step back in the right direction when third on hurdles debut at Perth last May, beaten 14l by Enki Flacke; needs to improve.

16/1

Form: 00

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Pulled up on first start a week ago at Punchestown; down in trip.
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19

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

12:40 Down Royal

Orlock Point

10st 11lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Pulled up on first start a week ago at Punchestown; down in trip.

66/1

9

16th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 130y

13:50 Punchestown

Orlock Point

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Kalanisi mare; sister to 2m hurdle winner Wolfofallstreets; dam unraced half-sister to bumper winner Alexandr Nevsky out of sister to useful 2m jumper St Pirran, from good jumping family of Shotgun Willy and Observe; best watched.

50/1

Non-runners

Abu Hazem, Moonface, Orlock Point

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €3.10
Straight Forecast €2.74
Trifecta €26.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Doctor Bravo

RP Ratings (IRE):

The Big Doyen

POSTDATA:

Doctor Bravo

The Irish Sun:

The Big Doyen