June 05 / 14.50 Listowel

14.50

Good

John B. Keane (C & G) Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6526.55
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 21 runners
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John B. Keane (C & G) Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 083-32

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Three wins and four seconds from 17 starts on the Flat; consistent over hurdles lately, twice placed in handicaps at Kilbeggan, second in an ordinary Punchestown maiden; would receive 12lb from Morning Soldier in a handicap.
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10th

12

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

13:55 Fairyhouse

Mister Wilson

11st 3lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gavin Cromwell

Three-time Flat winner, Listowel maiden hurdle winner in June; ran well behind easy winner Lucid Dreams at Sligo on chase debut; has the measure of Presenting Lad on that evidence; youngster can win races over fences but My Mate Mozzie is trainer's number one here.

16/1

2nd

9

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 120y

14:45 Sligo

Mister Wilson

11st 2lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, hampered by faller 2nd, headway 4 out, went modest second and no chance with winner 2 out, kept on

13/2

6th

8

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

17:05 Ballinrobe

Mister Wilson

10st 9lb

J: Paul Townend

T: Gavin Cromwell

Listowel maiden winner who was then 12l behind Charlie Luciano at Bellewstown (novice) before finishing lame at Galway (Flat); beaten off lower marks in his previous handicaps.

4/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2353-2

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in bumpers at Navan and Naas in January; solid efforts in defeat in maiden hurdles at Naas and Tipperary; another solid display when second in a novice contest at Cork a month ago; meets Morning Soldier on 11lb worse than handicap terms
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2nd

9

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 150y

17:05 Wexford

Suttons Hill

11st 12lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Richard John O’Brien

prominent, headway and chased clear leader 2 out, not fluent last, kept on, no match for winner

11/4

2nd

11

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Listowel

Suttons Hill

11st 12lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Richard John O’Brien

prominent, led 1st, headed and prominent 2nd, chased clear leader after 3rd, pressed leader 4 out, pushed along to lead home turn, ridden when faced challenge after 2 out, headed and no extra inside final 110yds

4/1

2nd

2

6th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

14:58 Cork

Suttons Hill

11st 7lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Richard John O’Brien

led, mistake 2 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, no extra run-in

4/1

33/1

  • Place: £8.90

Form: 09-8

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Two poor bumper runs, spark of promise on hurdling debut at Kilbeggan, a lot more needed.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

6

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

16:30 Kilbeggan

Johnny M

11st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Didn't show anything in bumpers but more promise in maiden hurdles, notably Listowel third last month; not as good when remote third at Wexford latest; jumping still needs more fluency.

7/1

3rd

8

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 150y

17:55 Wexford

Johnny M

11st 4lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

Didn't show anything in bumpers but more promise in both runs over hurdles; may progress when tried over further.

10/1

Form: 0-0

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Pulled up in three points; tailed off in maiden hurdles at Tramore and Limerick.
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0

5

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Champagne Saloon

11st 3lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Sean Aherne

took keen hold, prominent, led after 2nd, clear after 3rd, reduced lead 4 out, headed before 3 out, soon weakened

9/1

13th

3

19th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:35 Kilbeggan

Champagne Saloon

11st 12lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Sean Aherne

Left previous form behind when 200-1 fourth of 17 in a Listowel maiden hurdle a fortnight ago; needs to build on that to have a say here.

5/1

4th

3

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Listowel

Champagne Saloon

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Sean Aherne

prominent, prominent in chasing group after 3rd, not fluent 4th, pushed along after 3 out, outpaced when ridden before 2 out, stayed on

100/1

Form: 2662-3 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Won over 7f at two; started last year's Flat campaign with a Listed second over 1m at Dundalk; lost form alarmingly, slumping from a mark of 88 to 72; found his form again running in good company in juveniles hurdles; second to the useful Sir Allen at Naas in February, with Boodles winner Jazzy Matty fourth; could manage only third when favourite at Killarney.
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22

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

Morning Soldier

10st 1lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Thomas Mullins

Best recent effort when second in a 2m handicap hurdle at Cork last month; much more needed.

25/1

2nd

5

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:47 Cork

Morning Soldier

11st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

AW winner; 0-10 over hurdles; mostly ordinary form since second to the useful Sir Allen at Naas last February; out of the money in handicaps on his last two starts; leaving him with plenty to prove.

6/1

6th

3

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Morning Soldier

11st 6lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Maiden was runner-up to Sir Allen at Naas in February; hasn't built on that but not much to find with Media Naranja on running at Fairyhouse last time and tongue-tie fitted.

12/1

Form: 8-34

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Three-time Flat winner in UK but became regressive; much-improved on second hurdle start at Ballinrobe at the beginning of last month; another respectable display when fourth at Punchestown.
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5th

9

(7)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Humanitarian

9st 6lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: John Joseph Hanlon

took keen hold, towards rear, headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, not reach leaders

16/1

7th

10

(5)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

Humanitarian

9st 5lb

J: Sean Davis

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Two wins over longer distances; not a bad display over 1m last time, but 7f may be inadequate.

14/1

7th

7

(2)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Humanitarian

9st 4lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won over this trip at two but not since; not a bad run in a 1m2f handicap here two weeks ago but could be up against it back in trip.

14/1

Form: 9-

Last run: 79 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has shown very little on the Flat in recent months, unlikely to feature on hurdling debut.
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12th

2

12th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 46y

17:48 Roscommon

Akaabir

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Speedily-bred but shaped like he wanted further when beaten 19l by older rivals in decent Listowel maiden a week ago; won't need to improve much to contend for in-form yard/jockey.

12/1

7th

15

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Listowel

Akaabir

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

midfield, pushed along after 3 out, kept on from 2 out

66/1

17

(18)

23rd May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:40 Gowran Park

Akaabir

10st 1lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

First reserve; mild promise in C&D maiden last month but beaten long way in similar contest latest; hard to fancy on handicap debut; unplaced at Roscommon on Monday.

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair pedigree hints at stamina rather than speed, pulled-up on only point-to-point start.
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12th

12

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:20 Wexford

Woodie Wango

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Rosemary Connors

Recent Cork maiden fourth was a step in the right direction; upped in trip and cheekpieces tried for handicap debut.

8/1

4th

15

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

15:08 Cork

Woodie Wango

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Rosemary Connors

midfield

12/1

Form:

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Six-time Flat winner, best form on AW; big price when down the field on hurdling debut at Punchestown 13 days ago.
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13th

6

(12)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Fox Leicester

9st 8lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: John M Burke

Six-time winner, including twice over C&D; running over hurdles without success since the summer; capable of going well off this mark.

12/1

11th

7

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Listowel

Fox Leicester

11st 8lb

J: Niall Moore

T: John M Burke

Six-time Flat winner, best known for AW exploits; relative latecomer to hurdling this year, twice placed in maidens; claims are not strong judging by his last two runs.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Shirocco gelding; dam 2m hurdle/chase winner; makes belated debut at the age of seven.
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Verdict Starting price

13th

6

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

15:08 Cork

Got Arc Eye

11st 12lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

midfield

40/1

10th

5

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Listowel

Got Arc Eye

11st 12lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

midfield, pushed along 3 out, no impression before 2 out

66/1

17

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 139y

17:18 Ballinrobe

Got Arc Eye

11st 4lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Second reserve; Shirocco gelding a 7,500Euros foal; dam 2m hurdle/chase winner; belated debut and best watched.

Form: 7

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not a bad effort at a huge price on debut over 3m1f at Cork, big drop in trip now.
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1st

9

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

16:30 Kilbeggan

Toppys Boy

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Una Corcoran

No show in both maidens, mild promise on debut; eligible for a mark after this.

20/1

11th

12

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Listowel

Toppys Boy

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Una Corcoran

in rear, ridden 3 out, soon some headway, no impression 2 out

66/1

7th

20

6th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 180y

16:10 Cork

Toppys Boy

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Una Corcoran

Second reserve; half-brother to bumper winner Treasure Mountain; dam unraced sister to 3m hurdle winner Quiet Accord; newcomer best watched.

Form:

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won two handicaps last year for Sir Mark Prescott, showing a liking for fast ground and displaying stamina; 50-1 when tailed off on Irish/hurdling debut at Killarney.
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11th

10

(7)

22nd Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Rushford

9st 6lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Thomas R Hughes

Dual winner in UK has been well beaten on the Flat for this yard lately, though clearly failed to stay 2m2f last time; best watched for now.

22/1

Form:

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden point but failed to complete other four starts, tailed off on hurdling debut.
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13th

10

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Listowel

One Cool Citizen

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

in rear, ridden after 4 out, no impression after 3 out

50/1

12th

4

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 100y

17:10 Limerick

One Cool Citizen

11st 8lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

towards rear of midfield

40/1

Form:

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Ordinary form in points, pulled up in three of five attempts; tailed off on hurdling debut at Limerick ten days ago.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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14th

13

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Listowel

Truckers Call

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: W J Burke

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, ridden and weakened quickly after 3 out

100/1

14th

13

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 100y

17:10 Limerick

Truckers Call

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: W J Burke

towards rear

100/1

Form:

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Towards the rear first time out at Killarney; due to run at Tramore on Saturday.
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9th

4

18th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 165y

14:20 Downpatrick

Callmedusty

11st 12lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Declan Queally

towards rear, hampered 2nd, detached when not fluent 3 out, tailed off

50/1

15th

1

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Listowel

Callmedusty

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

always behind

66/1

3

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 175y

18:30 Tramore

Callmedusty

11st 4lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

Tailed off when 50-1 for a maiden hurdle last month; dam an unraced sister to useful hurdler and has a decent pedigree; may do better with that experience under his belt.

OUR TIP

Form: 9

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner on the Flat in Britain; last win was at Newbury in September 2019, but he ran a fine race to finish fourth at 66-1 in the 28-runner Cambridgeshire at Newmarket on his final start for Ed Walker; faded from two out on hurdling debut at Killarney.
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5th

4

(8)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

16:35 Listowel

Caradoc

9st 5lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: E McNamara

Four-time winner in UK and 4th in Cambridgeshire last year; way below that level in two Flat starts for this yard and not great over hurdles either.

20/1

Form: 7-

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Completely tailed off first time out in a bumper at Ballinrobe; tongue-tie on now.
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11th

2

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 110y

20:08 Ballinrobe

Jackevan

12st 0lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Una Corcoran

Tailed off on bumper debut here and 150-1 when pulled up in a maiden hurdle.

100/1

7

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Listowel

Jackevan

11st 12lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Una Corcoran

didn't jump with fluency, always behind, detached after 5th, pulled up after 3 out

100/1

7th

6

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 98y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Jackevan

12st 0lb

J: Mr J J King

T: Una Corcoran

Eighth foal; half-brother to winners Son Of Red (1m4f/2m AW Flat, RPR 79; 2m hurdle), What A Party (7f 2yo inc AW, later placed up to 2m; 77) and Karanogay (Russian 6f 2yo); dam unplaced in bumpers; by a quality sire but cost only Eur2,500 as a yearling; probably best watched.

33/1

Form: 2-6

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point-to-point winner; second in a Kelso bumper on rules debut; ruined chance by hanging persistently left at Killarney last month; switches to hurdling now.
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4th

2

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:35 Cheltenham

Lisnamult Lad

11st 8lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

led, raced in second when headed 2nd, hit 2 out, soon lost two places, weakened run-in

13/2

1st

2

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:55 Ludlow

Lisnamult Lad

11st 7lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Beat a next-time-out winner to score on hurdling debut at Sligo (2m1f, good) in June and easily justified short-odds favouritism at Hexham (2m4f, good) last month; penalised for only one of those wins and sets a useful form standard here; obvious contender.

8/11

1st

3

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

16:39 Hexham

Lisnamult Lad

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

sweating, made all, not fluent 2nd, shaken up and clear when not fluent last, easily

4/5

Form: 7683-3

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Signs of improvement in finishing third at Ballinrobe and Down Royal on his last two bumper runs; first reserve.
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10th

8

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Listowel

Smokey Putnum

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

in rear

12/1

13th

14

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 50y

18:00 Punchestown

Smokey Putnum

11st 9lb

J: Mr J H Williamson

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, weakened from 5f out

13/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-brother to Springfield Fox, a useful staying handicap chaser for Tom George; in good hands; hooded; second reserve.
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11

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 150y

17:55 Wexford

Bromfield Fox

10st 13lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: Declan Queally

Jack Hobbs gelding; half-brother to useful 2m7f/3m chase winner Springfield Fox; dam well beaten bumper, sister to 2m4f hurdle winner Elton Fox, half-sister to bumper/2m3f hurdle winner Native Fox; may need further.

20/1

20

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Listowel

Bromfield Fox

11st 7lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Declan Queally

Half-brother to Springfield Fox, a useful staying handicap chaser for Tom George; in good hands; hooded; second reserve.

Form: 00-

Last run: 290 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Struggled in two bumpers; slightly better in points; cheekpieces on now; third reserve.
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20th

2

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 170y

15:40 Punchestown

Creggs Cross

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Rosemary Connors

Struggled in two bumpers; slightly better in point-to-points but can only be watched on hurdles debut in first-time cheekpieces.

33/1

21

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Listowel

Creggs Cross

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Rosemary Connors

Struggled in two bumpers; slightly better in points; cheekpieces on now; third reserve.

19th

5

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 59y

18:10 Galway

Creggs Cross

12st 0lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: Norman Lee

always towards rear, pushed along and no impression under 3f out

20/1

Non-runners

Lisnamult Lad, Smokey Putnum, Bromfield Fox, Creggs Cross

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Payout
Exacta €11.40
Straight Forecast €9.61
Trifecta €611.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Morning Soldier

TOPSPEED:

Mister Wilson

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Morning Soldier

POSTDATA:

Morning Soldier

The Irish Sun:

Morning Soldier