May 19 / 20.20 Downpatrick

20.20

Good

Frank & Brian Fitzsimmons Memorial Flat Race

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 1f 65y
  • 14 runners
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Frank & Brian Fitzsimmons Memorial Flat Race

Runners: 14 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.30
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 06253-

Last run: 83 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Formerly with Vincent Ward; runner-up in a Down Royal maiden hurdle and improved on two previous bumper outings when third to easy winner Down Memory Lane at Fairyhouse in February; has since joined that one's trainer Gordon Elliott.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

15:50 Limerick

The Wallpark

11st 2lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, lost second before 2 out, weakened approaching last

9/2

1st

5

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Listowel

The Wallpark

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't always jump with fluency, led narrowly, headed but prominent after 2nd, not fluent and reminder 4th, pushed along and led again before 2 out, ridden out run-in, won going away

13/2

1st

5

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 100y

13:55 Killarney

The Wallpark

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

led narrowly, headed after 2nd

4/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4-

Last run: 143 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bought for 40,000GBP last year after winning two point-to-points on decent ground for Brian Jordan; remote fourth to Fact Or File in 2m4f Leopardstown bumper at Christmas and the winner found only last season's leading bumper horse A Dream To Share too good on his next two starts while third has won since; probably put by for better ground and tongue-tie goes on
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4th

5

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 110y

12:20 Fairyhouse

Kalanisi Flash

11st 4lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Dual point winner ran well in defeat in bumpers a number of times last season; decent maiden hurdle placed runs either side of an early fall; can run well but needs improvement to score.

5/1

2nd

4

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Sligo

Kalanisi Flash

11st 4lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: John C McConnell

prominent, led from 2 out, ridden and headed run-in, kept on, no match for winner, headed from 2 out

11/2

0

2

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 110y

15:35 Downpatrick

Kalanisi Flash

11st 4lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

raced in second, pressed leader when fell 5th

7/2

25/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-brother to a couple of bumper winners; failed to complete in first two points; fair fourth at Loughanmore last month; Rules debut.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Mount Gallion

11st 7lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Third in one of his Irish bumpers and didn't run badly when keeping on for 20l fifth on last month's stable and hurdle debut at Catterick (2m3f, soft); however, it wasn't a run that suggests he's the one to be on today.

20/1

Form: 0-6

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed a bit more when sixth to stablemate Ottizini in 2m6f maiden hurdle here lately but was beaten 33l; first run in a bumper.
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12

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Meranti

10st 11lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Sheila Lewis

towards rear, reminders after 5th

100/1

0

12

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Meranti

11st 1lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Still unexposed after only five hurdle runs but was well-beaten 80-1 shot when upped to 3m1f for handicap debut in November; drops back in trip here; not the most obvious answer.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-brother to French 2m1f-2m4f hurdle winner; fair fifth at Kirkistown in February but other than that his point-to-point form has been modest; Rules debut.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 165y

17:10 Downpatrick

Ballybit

12st 0lb

J: Mr B Dunleavy

T: Mrs Caroline McCaldin

led, soon clear, reduced lead 5f out, headed under 3f out, soon weakened

20/1

5th

2

19th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 65y

20:20 Downpatrick

Ballybit

12st 0lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: Mrs Caroline McCaldin

Half-brother to French 2m1f-2m4f hurdle winner; fair fifth at Kirkistown in February but other than that his point-to-point form has been modest; Rules debut.

20/1

Form: 9-4

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Remote fourth of seven over C&D a fortnight ago; that wasn't a bad race but much more needed.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

19th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 65y

20:20 Downpatrick

Augusta George

12st 0lb

J: Mr N Gault

T: W J Bryson

Remote fourth of seven over C&D a fortnight ago; that wasn't a bad race but much more needed.

25/1

4th

1

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 100y

20:30 Downpatrick

Augusta George

12st 0lb

J: Mr N Gault

T: W J Bryson

towards rear, headway after 5f

33/1

9th

1

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Navan

Augusta George

12st 0lb

J: Mr N Gault

T: W J Bryson

Malinas gelding; cost 5,500Euros as a yearling; half-brother to winners Dubai Angel (useful bumper and 2m1f-3m hurdle/chase) and The Carpenter (2m2f hurdle); dam unraced half-sister to 2m4f chase winner Kemboy; yard 0-17 in bumpers in last five years.

66/1

Form: 5446-

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Best run was when 6l fourth at Listowel festival but well held twice since; led before weakening out of contention at Ballinrobe last month and fitter for that return; hood retained.
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1st

7

12th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Our Uncle Jack

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Martin Paul Fitzgerald

held up in rear, headway 4th, led before 2 out, went clear when not fluent last

9/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Poor form in three point-to-points; big outsider.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

13:35 Navan

Irinas Path

11st 12lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: D J Barry

Poor point form and nothing in two bumper starts.

100/1

9th

1

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 110y

20:08 Ballinrobe

Irinas Path

12st 0lb

J: Mr Pat Taaffe

T: D J Barry

No worthwhile form in three points and beaten a distance on bumper debut.

100/1

8th

5

19th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 65y

20:20 Downpatrick

Irinas Path

12st 0lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: D J Barry

Poor form in three point-to-points; big outsider.

100/1

100/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 285 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed off in a maiden hurdle here last year and has failed to complete in a couple of recent point-to-points; not a viable contender.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

18th Jun 2023

Good

2m 1f 65y

17:15 Downpatrick

Anooa

11st 11lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Gary McGill

Two failures in points sandwiched between two modest efforts in a maiden hurdle and a bumper here; makes little appeal.

66/1

9th

13

19th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 65y

20:20 Downpatrick

Anooa

11st 7lb

J: Mr D Higgins

T: Gary McGill

Tailed off in a maiden hurdle here last year and has failed to complete in a couple of recent point-to-points; not a viable contender.

100/1

11th

13

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

14:30 Downpatrick

Anooa

10st 10lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gary McGill

never better than mid-division, pushed along and no impression after 5th, tailed off

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Reserve; Pour Moi gelding is closely related to bumper/2m hurdle winner Call Of The Wild, half-brother to four other winners including Chatez (1m Flat/2m hurdle) and Master Red (bumper/2m hurdle); respected connections.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10th

14

19th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 65y

20:20 Downpatrick

Fatal Flaw

12st 0lb

J: Mr D G Lavery

T: Mark J O’Hare

Reserve; Pour Moi gelding is closely related to bumper/2m hurdle winner Call Of The Wild, half-brother to four other winners including Chatez (1m Flat/2m hurdle) and Master Red (bumper/2m hurdle); respected connections.

7

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

19:45 Punchestown

Fatal Flaw

12st 0lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Mark J O’Hare

Pour Moi gelding; closely related to bumper/2m hurdle winner Call Of The Wild, half-brother to four winners including Chatez (1m Flat; RPR 109/2m hurdle) and Master Red (bumper/2m hurdle); dam unplaced sister to smart Ghizao; unlikely to be involved on debut here.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Awtaad gelding is closely related to 1m6f Flat/2m-2m3f hurdle winner Linger; dam unraced half-sister to 1m Group 3 winner Whazzis and 7f 2yo Listed winner Whazzat (dam of James Garfield), out of half-sister to French Oaks winner Rafha; nice page and interesting to see if there's any market support.
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Verdict Starting price

11th

4

19th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 65y

20:20 Downpatrick

Hinch

12st 0lb

J: Mr J Kidd

T: G A Kingston

Awtaad gelding is closely related to 1m6f Flat/2m-2m3f hurdle winner Linger; dam unraced half-sister to 1m Group 3 winner Whazzis and 7f 2yo Listed winner Whazzat (dam of James Garfield), out of half-sister to French Oaks winner Rafha; nice page and interesting to see if there's any market support.

33/1

100/1

Form: 00-

Last run: 348 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in a couple of maiden hurdles for Mark McNiff and has been off the best part of a year; yard debut.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

12

19th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 65y

20:20 Downpatrick

Wee Terry

12st 0lb

J: Mr M N Sharpe

T: S Donohoe

Well beaten in a couple of maiden hurdles for Mark McNiff and has been off the best part of a year; yard debut.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Homebred son of Mustameet; dam unraced sister to bumper winner Gemma's Flame, half-sister to 2m hurdle winner Mount Corkish Girl; family of smart jumper Flame Creek.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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13th

9

19th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 65y

20:20 Downpatrick

Mustameets Flame

12st 0lb

J: Mr E Finegan

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

Homebred son of Mustameet; dam unraced sister to bumper winner Gemma's Flame, half-sister to 2m hurdle winner Mount Corkish Girl; family of smart jumper Flame Creek.

50/1

Form: 8-

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
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7th

1

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

20:28 Wexford

Barons Revenge

12st 0lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

9-1 when finishing a well held eighth (beaten 26l) on debut at the Punchestown festival; in good hands and likely capable of better.

2/1

3

19th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 65y

20:20 Downpatrick

Barons Revenge

12st 0lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

11/4

8th

2

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:05 Punchestown

Barons Revenge

12st 0lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: W P Mullins

Harzand gelding; cost £58,000 as a 3yo; dam bumper/2m hurdle winner, half-sister to useful 7f-12.8f Flat and high-class 2m-3m1f jumps winner Kempes and prolific 7f-1m winner Smarty Socks; very interesting newcomer but Sorrentino appears to be the first-string.

6/1

Non-runners

Barons Revenge

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €3.00
Straight Forecast €2.50
Trifecta €16.40

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

The Wallpark

SPOTLIGHT:

Kalanisi Flash

POSTDATA:

The Wallpark

The Irish Sun:

Kalanisi Flash