February 09 / 15.15 Thurles

15.15

Yielding

Leugh Rated Novice Hurdle

  • Prize money: £8353.98
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 6 runners
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Leugh Rated Novice Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.70
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 422510 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Underlined his progression when readily landing a handicap hurdle over this trip at Cork in November; ran no race under a 9lb penalty at Punchestown last time; suited by the race conditions and hard to beat if coming back to his previous form.
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Verdict Starting price

8

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Riaan

11st 4lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Pulled up in the Coral Cup last March (40-1); has taken well to fences, making most on first run and running well for a long way when second of 25 at Leopardstown (2m5f, yielding to soft) last month to one on a good mark; others have achieved more but he's still near the start of his career.

16/1

2nd

15

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Riaan

10st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Still unexposed over fences; only a couple of lengths behind Percy Warner over this trip at Cork in November when last seen; could still have enough potential progression to run well here.

20/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 132

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Expensive purchase from France; respectable debut in a Gowran maiden hurdle in November but no match for the useful Three Card Brag at Fairyhouse; holds entries in the Ballymore and the Albert Bartlett but would need to win this well to justify that.
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6

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Spanish Harlem

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Third in small-field beginners' events at Naas and Gowran Park (twice) on first three chases starts; stayed on from two without posing a threat when ridden by Paul Townend in the Scottish National, ending up around 8l sixth behind stablemate Macdermott; Townend deserts for Glengouly now.

8/1

6

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Spanish Harlem

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Third in small-field beginners' events at Naas and Gowran Park (twice) on first three chases starts; stayed on from two without posing a threat when ridden by Paul Townend in the Scottish National, ending up around 8l sixth behind stablemate Macdermott; Townend deserts for Glengouly now.

8/1

6th

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Spanish Harlem

10st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Just 6-1 for the Martin Pipe at last year's Cheltenham Festival on handicap debut but ran poorly; back to form when third in small-field beginners chases at Gowran Park (2m4f, heavy) on last two outings and going beyond 2m4f may well be overdue, but those runs are no proof that he can cut it in this very different race; tongue-tie (worn on debut) is back on.

9/1

OUR TIP

9/2

Form: 22-216 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Gained a deserved success in a Down Royal maiden hurdle in December; can be forgiven a poor run at Fairyhouse latest; stays well and comes into it on his previous form.
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6th

3

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 20y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Eye Van

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: R P Cody

Record of 1-13 over hurdles and rated 123 in that sphere; some decent runs in defeat lately but was well below form at Punchestown last time; cheekpieces on for chasing debut.

16/1

5th

2

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

16:45 Punchestown

Eye Van

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: R P Cody

prominent, pushed along and lost position after 3 out, ridden and detached from 2 out

12/1

13

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 155y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Eye Van

10st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: R P Cody

Form: 555

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not disgraced in a couple of bumpers and a Limerick maiden hurdle; much more needed.
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1st

1

8th Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Worcester

Fine Margin

11st 9lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Peak effort when second of 15 in a Grade 3 handicap at Haydock (3m, good to soft) in November on debut for Willie Mullins, not so good since including with workmanlike win at 1-9 back in maiden company at Fontwell (2m3f, good) in May; big player nonetheless with cheekpieces added.

1/3

1st

2

26th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 29y

Class 4

14:39 Fontwell

Fine Margin

11st 4lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

jumped left on occasions, led narrowly, pressed leader when not fluent and headed 3rd, prominent 7th, led before 2 out, mistake last, soon ridden and went clear, kept on

1/12

1st

2

26th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 29y

Class 4

14:39 Fontwell

Fine Margin

11st 4lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

jumped left on occasions, led narrowly, pressed leader when not fluent and headed 3rd, prominent 7th, led before 2 out, mistake last, soon ridden and went clear, kept on

1/12

Form: -81145

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Bolted up in a Tipperary bumper and decisive winner of a Limerick maiden hurdle; more exposed stepping up in class twice since but capable of a good showing here.
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6th

5

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:28 Ayr

Kiki Badger

10st 13lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Anthony McCann

Made no significant progress after last autumn's winning hurdle debut but returned from break with two encouraging chase runs this autumn (behind Rexem on first occasion) and has each-way claims here.

10/1

4th

6

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

13:55 Fairyhouse

Kiki Badger

11st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Anthony McCann

Bumper/hurdles winner; fair third on first chase attempt at Galway, with the shorter-priced Annexation back in fifth; more on his plate now.

10/1

3rd

3

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

18:15 Galway

Kiki Badger

11st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Anthony McCann

pressed leader, joined leader after 6th, led narrowly 7th, headed and lost second from last, soon no extra, no match for first two

14/1

Form: 0F7170 C

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
33-1 winner of a mares maiden hurdle here in November; no show twice since but indicated last time as though the step up in trip would suit; could outrun her likely odds.
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3rd

12

17th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:45 Kilbeggan

Navy Waves

11st 1lb

J: Evan Dwan

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

A long-priced maiden winner at Thurles in 2022; little merit in her form for a long time after; now 20lb lower than when entering handicaps, and has shown signs of a return to form with fourth at Clonmel backed up by third over C&D; just behind The Lucky Lobster then and holds a leading chance.

4/1

3rd

15

2nd Jun 2024

Good

3m 1f 32y

14:55 Kilbeggan

Navy Waves

11st 1lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

A long-priced maiden winner at Thurles in 2022; little merit in her form since then, except for fourth at the same venue in March; now 21lb lower than when entering handicaps, and showed signs of a return to form at Clonmel last time.

8/1

4th

13

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:30 Clonmel

Navy Waves

11st 1lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

midfield, headway after 3 out, disputing third 2 out, outpaced approaching last

12/1

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Payout
Exacta €16.80
Straight Forecast €15.31
Trifecta €49.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Riaan

POSTDATA:

Spanish Harlem

TOPSPEED:

Kiki Badger

RP Ratings (IRE):

Riaan

The Irish Sun:

Spanish Harlem