February 09 / 16.25 Thurles

16.25

Yielding

Killinan Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 6f 182y
  • 18 runners
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Killinan Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 500903

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
4-1 when putting up an improved effort in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Gowran Park in November; 2lb higher here and better ground is an unknown but certainly respected.
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6th

13

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 150y

13:45 Tramore

Thecornerhouse

11st 7lb

J: Evan Dwan

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

The winner of two low-grade handicap hurdles earlier this year and ran a nice first race over fences behind an odds-on chance at Tipperary (2m1f); this longer trip should be up her street and won't mind rain.

6/1

2nd

6

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 170y

13:35 Tipperary

Thecornerhouse

11st 7lb

J: Evan Dwan

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

In sparkling form when last seen out over hurdles in Naas, chasing a hat-trick when coming down at the last in the latter, although doubtful she would have got there, albeit running a big race; hurdle form still a fair way short of the big guns here all the same, and the switch to the larger obstacles will need to bring about further improvement, that not impossible for a mare on the up.

12/1

4

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 190y

16:17 Naas

Thecornerhouse

11st 13lb

J: Evan Dwan

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

Arrives bidding for a hat-trick after back-to-back handicap hurdle wins; however, it was a weak race she won last time and she's not guaranteed to follow up with a 10lb higher mark to cope with; drops in trip.

3/1

13/2

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 0433-P

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Two-time winner was in good form without winning last spring, including when fourth in this last year; pulled up on her chase debut at Cork last month; capable of much better.
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5th

8

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

16:35 Downpatrick

Chelseas Friend

11st 5lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: James Joseph Mangan

Useful level of form a couple of seasons ago; signs of a revival on her penultimate outing but pulled up a fortnight ago and others preferred.

20/1

0

5

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:25 Wexford

Chelseas Friend

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: James Joseph Mangan

Point' and dual hurdle winner twice ran well over fences last year; hasn't been as good in three chase runs this year, though not bad at Tramore last time; better ground today should suit.

9/1

3rd

1

18th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:00 Tramore

Chelseas Friend

12st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: James Joseph Mangan

in touch with leaders, prominent after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened gradually

20/1

Form: P23433 C

Last run: 102 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner over fences, including a pair of successes here and at Tramore last spring; respectable form in handicap hurdles although not quite to the same level; new trainer now and if at his best he should be thereabouts.
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8

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

Presenting Point

10st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: A M O’Grady

disputed lead, prominent from 4th, weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up 2 out

33/1

5

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Clonmel

Presenting Point

11st 13lb

J: John Shinnick

T: A M O’Grady

in touch with leaders early, dropped to midfield and weakening when not fluent 4th, tailed off when pulled up before last

10/1

Form: /85P-3

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
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.
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4th

7

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

16:25 Naas

Rideau Canal

11st 10lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Maiden for Alan King; ran respectably in all three runs for this yard early last year, including handicaps at 2m7f and 1m7f; can win races off this mark but would need to see market support after a year out.

8/1

4th

7

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

16:25 Naas

Rideau Canal

11st 10lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Maiden for Alan King; ran respectably in all three runs for this yard early last year, including handicaps at 2m7f and 1m7f; can win races off this mark but would need to see market support after a year out.

8/1

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

Form: 22597P

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Still a maiden after 16 starts; pulled up in a handicap chase at Down Royal in December but has an each-way chance on his best hurdles form.
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5th

9

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 146y

15:05 Punchestown

Glenmalure Lodge

11st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Well-held after Ballinrobe success in September until more like it at Down Royal over Christmas, only losing second late on after some sketchy jumping on soft ground; ideally wants better ground but likely major player in a weak race.

7/2

Form: 609351

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
14-race maiden before she was a surprise winner of a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle, getting up on the line (Rideau Canal third); up 4lb for that and the step back up in trip should be okay; could go close.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:20 Tramore

Maggie Walsh

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J Bowe

midfield

4/1

2nd

6

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

17:05 Kilbeggan

Maggie Walsh

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J Bowe

Bit in and out but scored at Tramore last month; folded tamely after a mistake at Punchestown 8 days later but can't be ruled out here given an error-free round.

9/1

22

14th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:50 Cork

Maggie Walsh

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Michael J Bowe

Third reserve; unreliable hold-up mare but won twice recent months; could go either way.

Form: P8-609

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Yet to trouble the judge in 12 outings; not disgraced at Punchestown last week but much more needed.
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16th

21

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:42 Naas

Red Finch

10st 13lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

18-race maiden yet to trouble the judge, even during the stable's purple patch last year; back to 2m here after being pulled up over 3m at Listowel when last seen; others preferred.

25/1

0

18

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Red Finch

10st 13lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

0-17, never in the first four; mid-field both starts this season, hard to fancy despite stable's good current form.

14/1

8th

19

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:05 Galway

Red Finch

10st 13lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

Yet to finish in the first three and isn't easy to fancy even though yard is in top form.

28/1

Form: 574700

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Good fourth in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Listowel in September but well beaten since; probably wants better ground.
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7th

7

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:00 Tramore

Whiskey Lady

10st 13lb

J: Daniel King

T: Gillian Scott

A 13-race maiden under rules with a handicap mark in the 80s; outclassed.

100/1

4th

10

22nd Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 100y

16:35 Punchestown

Whiskey Lady

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gillian Scott

Unplaced in 12 starts; probably didn't stay 2m7f at Thurles 13 days ago; may do better back at this trip with first-time blinkers on.

20/1

Form: 0P-220

Last run: 130 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
First reserve; runner-up in two handicap hurdles at the start of the campaign but was tailed off after a bad mistake at Killarney when last seen in October
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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14th

12

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Toor Moment

11st 5lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Ms M Flynn

Maiden hurdle winner in 2021 on better ground and most of her better form is on goodish ground; best watched on her first run since September.

25/1

10th

5

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:12 Kilbeggan

Toor Moment

11st 8lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Ms M Flynn

in touch with leaders

20/1

Form: 7-6653

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Alternating between hurdles and fences and consistent enough from 2m4f to 3m; could run into a place.
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No Results Found

Form: 5432U9

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Winner over hurdles and fences, alternating between both; best recent effort when second in a 2m5f handicap hurdle at Tramore in December; handles most ground and could go well.
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Verdict Starting price

15

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 14y

15:05 Tipperary

Esthers Marvel

10st 5lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: David Kenneth Budds

Goes well fresh and again shaped nicely on reappearance over hurdles at Kilbeggan; 6lb higher mark as a chaser and overall record is not the strongest (1-10), although has a nice pull with King Ferdinand for a 9.75l defeat last October, so far from ignored.

16/1

5th

14

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:43 Kilbeggan

Esthers Marvel

10st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: David Kenneth Budds

Is 1-28 over hurdles; hit the frame in a couple of starts this winter but lost her way subsequently; can go well fresh so not ruled out despite 130-day absence.

50/1

11th

16

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Punchestown

Esthers Marvel

11st 12lb

J: Tessa Condon

T: David Kenneth Budds

Modest handicap hurdler-chaser and an unlikely scorer here.

66/1

Form: 50-90P

Last run: 75 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Placed in a few point-to-points; well beaten over hurdles and the first-time tongue-tie will need to have a huge effect.
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7

6th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

From This Moment

11st 5lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Henry Oliver

Runner-up three times in Irish points but unplaced in six hurdling starts there, the latest in a tongue-strap under Denis O'Regan; British/chasing debut and needs a market check in such a modest contest.

9/1

12th

14

9th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 182y

16:25 Thurles

From This Moment

10st 13lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Philip M Byrne

Placed in a few point-to-points; well beaten over hurdles and the first-time tongue-tie will need to have a huge effect.

25/1

14

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

From This Moment

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Philip M Byrne

led, headed but pressed leader after 4th, led again 6th

50/1

Form: 6-5P0P

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
16-race maiden; pulled up in a Clonmel handicap hurdle last month; makes little appeal.
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2nd

16

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Silverstrand

10st 13lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: John C McConnell

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders before 3 out, went second after last, kept on, no match for winner

8/1

7th

11

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 170y

17:35 Downpatrick

Silverstrand

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

No win in 14 hurdle starts but solid runs at Naas (3m) and Ballinrobe (2m6f) earlier this year; questions to answer after being tailed-off at Kilbeggan since.

10/1

Form: 6/76-P

Last run: 185 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Pulled up on his handicap hurdle debut at Ballinrobe in August and not seen since; others preferred.
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3

4th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 175y

18:55 Tipperary

Imminent Arrival

11st 12lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: James Andrew Fahey

Has struggled off marks in the 90s over hurdles, unlikely to feature on chasing debut.

66/1

4

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

19:10 Kilbeggan

Imminent Arrival

11st 12lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: James Andrew Fahey

8th

3

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:25 Clonmel

Imminent Arrival

11st 11lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: James Andrew Fahey

Pulled up on his handicap hurdle debut at Ballinrobe in August and not seen since; others preferred.

40/1

Form: 03-867

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Off the track for a year after a decent third in a Gowran maiden hurdle in 2021; well beaten in a couple of chases after he was a disappointing favourite in a Clonmel handicap hurdle; might well be suited by this trip but hard to know what to expect.
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7

9th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 182y

16:25 Thurles

Cast Iron

11st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Off the track for a year after a decent third in a Gowran maiden hurdle in 2021; well beaten in a couple of chases after he was a disappointing favourite in a Clonmel handicap hurdle; might well be suited by this trip but hard to know what to expect.

8/1

7th

3

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Gowran Park

Cast Iron

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear, bad mistake 5 out

25/1

6th

1

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 192y

13:20 Fairyhouse

Cast Iron

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear, headway before 3 out

20/1

Form: 0-PF5P

Last run: 116 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
A couple of good efforts to his credit on good ground; not seen since pulling up in a Cork handicap hurdle in October; others preferred.
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9

9th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 182y

16:25 Thurles

Toor Hawk

11st 4lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ms M Flynn

A couple of good efforts to his credit on good ground; not seen since pulling up in a Cork handicap hurdle in October; others preferred.

25/1

5th

10

2nd Oct 2022

Good

2m 6f 180y

14:45 Killarney

Toor Hawk

11st 0lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Ms M Flynn

in rear, pushed along before 3 out, some headway after 3 out, stayed on run-in, not reach leaders

16/1

Form: 9P-060

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; nothing to recommend over hurdles or in two starts over fences; others preferred.
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12

18th May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:50 Tipperary

Atlantian

11st 8lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: A J Martin

5th

12

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Atlantian

10st 11lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

prominent in chasing group

6/1

2nd

1

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Atlantian

11st 13lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: A J Martin

midfield, pushed along and headway after 3 out, ridden and chased clear leader approaching last, ran on well and went clear with winner run-in

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 796003

Last run: 53 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Third reserve; four time winner back to form when third in a handicap chase here in December; chance if getting in.
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1

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 50y

18:00 Tramore

Quarry Lil

12st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Paul O’Flynn

0-10 over fences and tailed off at Killarney last month; return to handicap company should help her get competitive and she's versatile with regards to both trip and ground; non-runner here on Friday.

13/2

17

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

17:20 Tramore

Quarry Lil

11st 5lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Paul O’Flynn

Reserve; four wins over hurdles; 0-10 as a chaser; outclassed last time and has been placed.

8th

8

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:25 Killarney

Quarry Lil

11st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Paul O’Flynn

Fifteen runs since last win back in 2021 over hurdles; below form sixth at Ballinrobe over hurdles last time out, beaten 38l; rated 94 over fences and will find life difficult here.

66/1

Non-runners

Imminent Arrival, Atlantian, Quarry Lil

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €61.20
Straight Forecast €48.54
Tricast €283.13
Trifecta €166.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rideau Canal

RP Ratings (IRE):

Maggie Walsh

POSTDATA:

Rideau Canal

The Irish Sun:

Rideau Canal