January 26 / 14.15 Gowran Park

14.15 Gowran Park

Soft

John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle (Grade 2)

  • Prize money: £19057.52
  • 3m 0f 100y
  • 6 runners
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John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle (Grade 2)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

8/15 (Won)

  • Win: £1.30
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1106-1 C

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 163

Form & Verdict
Impressed last season on winter ground; especially when winning the 2m Red Mills at this venue; disappointed on much better ground in the Champion Hurdle; same when last of six behind Honeysuckle at Punchestown; made a dramatic return to form when beating Klassical Dream and Honeysuckle in the Hatton's Grace; extra five furlongs now; should win if staying.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

14:15 Gowran Park

Teahupoo

11st 12lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Impressed last season on winter ground; especially when winning the 2m Red Mills at this venue; disappointed on much better ground in the Champion Hurdle; same when last of six behind Honeysuckle at Punchestown; made a dramatic return to form when beating Klassical Dream and Honeysuckle in the Hatton's Grace; extra five furlongs now; should win if staying.

8/15

1st

6

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 3f 130y

14:30 Fairyhouse

Teahupoo

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in midfield, pushed along and went fourth before 2 out, ridden and made challenge last, ran on well to lead final strides

16/1

5

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 100y

14:05 Punchestown

Teahupoo

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Impressed last season on winter ground; especially when beating Darasso in the Red Mills at Gowran; disappointed on much better ground in the Champion Hurdle; same when last of six behind Honeysuckle here at the festival; his chance would be improved if the going deteriorates.

13/2

7/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 55/5-4

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict
Former top novice who won the Tolworth Hurdle and the Supreme Novices' in 2018; also successful at this level in the Relkeel Hurdle at Cheltenham three seasons ago; ran only twice for Tom George in 2021 and did well against that background when fourth in a conditions event at Punchestown after Christmas; possibly retains enough ability to be competitive here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

14:15 Gowran Park

Summerville Boy

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Former top novice who won the Tolworth Hurdle and the Supreme Novices' in 2018; also successful at this level in the Relkeel Hurdle at Cheltenham three seasons ago; ran only twice for Tom George in 2021 and did well against that background when fourth in a conditions event at Punchestown after Christmas; possibly retains enough ability to be competitive here.

7/1

4th

9

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 120y

13:57 Punchestown

Summerville Boy

11st 6lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders

7/1

Form: 3B8-23

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Useful mare at a less demanding level; ran creditably when third in a Grade 3 contest at Leopardstown but again unsuited by the race conditions here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

14:15 Gowran Park

My Design

10st 10lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Declan Queally

Useful mare at a less demanding level; ran creditably when third in a Grade 3 contest at Leopardstown but again unsuited by the race conditions here.

50/1

3rd

5

29th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

My Design

10st 11lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Declan Queally

led narrowly, jumped slightly right 2nd, joined 5th, headed before 2 out (usual 3 out), lost second after 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden and no extra after last (usual 2 out), no match for winner

50/1

Form: 27P-5P

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict
Lost his way in good company last season after gaining Grade 1 chasing honours in the Drinmore; smart hurdler in the past, winner of the Grade 2 Boyne Hurdle two seasons and fourth to Flooring Porter in the Stayers' Hurdle; return to hurdling failed to do the trick at Leopardstown after Christmas; blinkers now instead of cheekpieces.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

14:15 Gowran Park

Beacon Edge

11st 3lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Noel Meade

Lost his way in good company last season after gaining Grade 1 chasing honours in the Drinmore; smart hurdler in the past, winner of the Grade 2 Boyne Hurdle two seasons and fourth to Flooring Porter in the Stayers' Hurdle; return to hurdling failed to do the trick at Leopardstown after Christmas; blinkers now instead of cheekpieces.

9/1

2

28th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Beacon Edge

11st 10lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Noel Meade

in rear, dropped to last after 2nd, hit 4th, pushed along after 6th, reminders and struggling after 7th, mistake 8th, soon pulled up

16/1

5th

1

5th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:32 Down Royal

Beacon Edge

11st 10lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Noel Meade

Won the Drinmore at Fairyhouse last term; bounced back from a heavy fall in a Grade 1 novice at Leopardstown when runner-up in a Grade 2 novice at Navan but well below form in two subsequent starts towards the end of the season; talented and goes well fresh but it would be a surprise if he was up to this test.

12/1

Form: 55-8P0

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
No further success in only seven outings since winning the Galway Plate in 2020; creditable fifth in last year's Irish Grand National but has otherwise struggled, including over hurdles at Tipperary last summer; well below best since in valuable staying handicaps over fences.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

14:15 Gowran Park

Early Doors

11st 3lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

No further success in only seven outings since winning the Galway Plate in 2020; creditable fifth in last year's Irish Grand National but has otherwise struggled, including over hurdles at Tipperary last summer; well below best since in valuable staying handicaps over fences.

25/1

13th

6

27th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

15:00 Leopardstown

Early Doors

11st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear of midfield, pushed along and minor headway after 2 out, soon no impression

50/1

1

23rd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Early Doors

11st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

didn't jump with fluency, in rear, some headway with one circuit to go, ridden and dropped to rear after 3 out, behind when pulled up 2 out

10/1

Form: 176-P1 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict
Won the Thyestes on this day last year; unplaced favourite in the Boyne Hurdle; sixth in the Grand National, did not seem to stay after showing up well for a long way, but connections seem to be targeting the race again; pulled-up in a Pertemps qualifier on reappearance; much more like it when winning a 2m4f Limerick contest a month ago.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

4

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

14:15 Gowran Park

Longhouse Poet

11st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

Won the Thyestes on this day last year; unplaced favourite in the Boyne Hurdle; sixth in the Grand National, did not seem to stay after showing up well for a long way, but connections seem to be targeting the race again; pulled-up in a Pertemps qualifier on reappearance; much more like it when winning a 2m4f Limerick contest a month ago.

7/2

1st

2

26th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:33 Limerick

Longhouse Poet

11st 10lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Martin Brassil

Didn't appear to stay the Grand National trip in April but presumably being prepared for another go; pulled up in a Pertemps Qualifier at Punchestown last month but better can be expected here.

4/1

1

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 190y

15:15 Punchestown

Longhouse Poet

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

towards rear of midfield

14/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €4.20
Straight Forecast €5.50
Trifecta €17.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Teahupoo

RP Ratings (IRE):

Teahupoo

TOPSPEED:

Teahupoo

POSTDATA:

Teahupoo

The Irish Sun:

Teahupoo