March 05 / 14.35 Leopardstown

14.35

Yielding

Michael Rafferty Memorial Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6265.49
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 9 runners
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Michael Rafferty Memorial Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

50/1

  • Place: £15.10

Form: 065P5

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Fair effort in a Fairyhouse bumper last month after almost being brought down; much more needed here.
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7th

11

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Ostend

10st 8lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Easily best effort in Ireland was when coming clear in a 2m3f maiden at Kilbeggan (good to yielding) last spring; only fifth of eight at Ballinrobe in the summer, after which he left the Peter Croke stable; needs a surge of improvement but he's joined a good yard and that's not out of the question.

33/1

5th

6

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 5y

18:38 Ballinrobe

Ostend

11st 8lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: Peter Croke

Lightly raced and much improved the last twice, latterly coming clear in a 2m3f maiden at Kilbeggan (good to yielding) in April; posted an eyecatching RPR of 133 that day so looks dangerous off this sort of mark.

14/1

Form: 4

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Easy to back on his hurdles debut when a staying on fourth at Naas in January; should be capable of better but might find a couple too good.
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12th

14

18th May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:15 Tipperary

Present Soldier

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gordon Elliott

Point' winner came back from a long absence with two solid efforts in maiden hurdles at Naas and Leopardstown over shorter; the step-up to this trip should suit and a tongue-tie is added; major chance.

6/4

13

6th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 180y

16:10 Cork

Present Soldier

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Point-to-point winner has shaped creditably in two maiden hurdle runs over shorter, looking a bit onepaced over 2m4f at Leopardstown on latest; step up in trip should suit and tried in a tongue tie.

12/1

3rd

9

5th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Leopardstown

Present Soldier

11st 12lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent early, in touch with leaders after 2nd, pushed along when went fourth 2 out, went third when ridden after last, kept on well

6/1

Form: 00-U24 BF

Last run: 188 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner in 2021 at Downpatrick and runner-up in a maiden hurdle at the same venue last summer; off since August and likely to improve for whatever he does here.
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0

7

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:35 Sligo

Eco Pete

11st 2lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Bumper winner; has struggled over hurdles since Downpatrick second last summer; remote last of three finishers at Kilbeggan in his first handicap; cheekpieces on now; up against it.

14/1

11

8th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Bellewstown

Eco Pete

10st 13lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

Bumper winner who hasn't progressed and his latest third (handicap debut; 3m, good) was a remote one; tries cheekpieces.

20/1

Form: 900P

Last run: 197 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Well beaten on first three starts and pulled up after attempting to run out on his most recent start at Killarney in August; makes no appeal.
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7th

6

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

15:23 Fairyhouse

Getaway Henry

11st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Daniel Joseph O’Leary

towards rear, headway into midfield after 6th, in touch with leaders when mistake 4 out, weakened after 3 out, tailed off

50/1

9th

5

11th May 2023

Soft

2m 3f 25y

18:18 Clonmel

Getaway Henry

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Daniel Joseph O’Leary

Soundly beaten to date in bumpers and maiden hurdles and makes no appeal.

66/1

Form: 70

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten in two maiden hurdles and likely to do better in handicaps after this.
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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:

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Tailed off on his hurdles debut at Clonmel and makes no appeal here.
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11th

3

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Black Field

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Showed nothing on his first two starts at huge odds; minor progress when beaten 24l here (1m7f, good-to-yielding) but likely to get different ground this time.

16/1

7th

2

20th Apr 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 0y

16:15 Kilbeggan

Black Field

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

towards rear of midfield, not fluent 2nd, some headway halfway, pushed along and outpaced after 2 out

50/1

18

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 98y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Black Field

11st 4lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Ciaran Murphy

Tailed off on debut; pulled-up on second start; hooded now, but impossible to fancy; third reserve.

OUR TIP

Form: 3 BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Winner on his sole point in 2019; belated track debut when a respectable third in a Punchestown maiden hurdle in January; should be more to come from him.
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3rd

1

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 120y

16:05 Limerick

Lets Go Champ

11st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced in third

100/30

2nd

5

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 150y

12:30 Punchestown

Lets Go Champ

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, joined leader after 8th, disputed lead after 5 out, briefly led after 3 out, outpaced when ridden approaching last, not fluent last, no match for winner

10/1

3rd

4

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:05 Navan

Lets Go Champ

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

held up in rear, kept on from 2 out, went modest third run-in

10/1

Form: 32 BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo

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Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Fourth foal; half-brother to point winner Real Warrior; dam point winner, half-sister to 2m6f hurdle winner Darjeeling out of half-sister to useful chaser up to 3m3f On The Other Hand, family of high-class staying jumper Righthand Man; has a grand old staying pedigree and likely to improve for whatever he does here.
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14th

11

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:57 Naas

Pasifucan

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Jumped badly in the early stages on debut at Leopardstown last Sunday and unseated at fifth; cheekpieces tried now

66/1

8

5th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Leopardstown

Pasifucan

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ciaran Murphy

didn't jump with fluency, raced in last, detached when drifted right and unseated rider just before 5th

66/1

Non-runners

Belper, Lets Go Champ

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €35.90
Straight Forecast €31.95
Trifecta €52.50

Selections

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The Irish Sun:

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