August 25 / 17.35 Kilbeggan

17.35

Good

Tom Lynam Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 2m 3f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Tom Lynam Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.50
  • Place: £3.60

Form: 525

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 5yo whose three maiden hurdle runs include remote second over C&D in June; 2m6f may have stretched him on latest; doesn't appeal as especially well treated on handicap debut.
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9th

6

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

El Champo

11st 5lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

Went up 8lb for winning at Galway in October and that seems to have anchored him; only down 1lb for a poor effort in a Fairyhouse novice hurdle and best watched for now.

12/1

7th

1

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Fairyhouse

El Champo

12st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

led, not fluent 2nd, headed and raced in second from 3rd, joined leader before 4 out, led again before 3 out, headed before 2 out, weakening when mistake 2 out

5/1

4th

3

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:47 Cork

El Champo

11st 9lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Contributed to his stable's excellent season by winning three of his five handicap hurdle starts between August and November going up 22lb in the process; switched to chasing at Limerick last time, when set quite a stiff task in a race of this type; yard continues in good form, so should not be be ruled out.

9/2

OUR TIP

8/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 5-7425

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Up 9lb for winning a Galway handicap last September and has been holding his form quite well, notably narrow Tipperary defeat last month under waiting tactics; let down by jumping at Galway on latest and yet to convince at this trip.
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14th

14

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Big Island

10st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W J Lanigan

Handicap hurdle winner and consistent this season without scoring, most recently when runner-up in a Thurles handicap hurdle in December; trip and ground suit and might not be far away.

6/1

2nd

16

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

Big Island

10st 7lb

J: Richard Condon

T: W J Lanigan

Finding it hard to add to Galway success of 2022 although several good efforts in defeat (including on Flat); too keen and paid the price at Navan last time.

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 30-6P6

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Three-time hurdle winner at up to 3m; generally below form of late although latest Galway run was more encouraging in first-time blinkers; probably still that bit high in the handicap.
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3

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 66y

12:55 Thurles

Good World

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

prominent, awkward jump 1st, soon unseated

6/1

7th

18

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:45 Punchestown

Good World

10st 5lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

towards rear of midfield

18/1

2nd

8

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Good World

11st 7lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

Stays this distance and seems ready for it after staying-on Kilbeggan third in August; seems to handle softer ground too and likely to go well.

8/1

Form: -P0405

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 10lb

11 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
All three wins have come at Tramore on decent ground; safely held of late despite diminishing mark.
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7th

5

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:35 Sligo

Frazel Express

11st 8lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: James M Barcoe

Veteran mare won twice at Tramore last year; inconsistent this season; in rear at Navan following respectable fourth at Kilbeggan; others preferred

14/1

14th

17

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 120y

17:05 Navan

Frazel Express

11st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: James M Barcoe

Veteran mare won twice over this sort of trip at Tramore last summer; fourth over 2m3f at Ballinrobe last month was her best run of the year and going an extra couple of furlongs will help.

16/1

9/2

Form: 90-321 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Off the mark in 2m2f handicap here last month in good style, despite taking a hold; 9lb rise to deal with but probably up to it.
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14th

7

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Jinxs Link

12st 3lb

J: Gro Hylen

T: M M Rice

.

50/1

15th

3

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:20 Navan

Jinxs Link

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: M M Rice

Career best when posting five length win at Kilbeggan on penultimate start and ran to a similar level in defeat from his higher mark back there latest; others may be better treated now but likely to run his race at least.

13/2

5th

11

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Jinxs Link

11st 3lb

J: A P Heskin

T: M M Rice

Off the mark in 2m2f handicap here last month in good style, despite taking a hold; 9lb rise to deal with but probably up to it.

9/2

Form: 3-33

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Flat winner has solid level of form in three maiden hurdle runs, latest at Sligo 15 days ago when didn't quite get home over 2m5f; drop back in trip here should suit and worth considering on handicap debut.
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0

3

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Scott Lang

12st 0lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Paul W Flynn

in touch with leaders

22/1

9th

9

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

14:45 Navan

Scott Lang

10st 11lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Paul W Flynn

Third at Sligo last month before finishing sixth of 14 at Kilbeggan on handicap hurdle debut; not sure to appreciate the shorter trip.

16/1

6th

6

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Scott Lang

11st 9lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Paul W Flynn

Flat winner has solid level of form in three maiden hurdle runs, latest at Sligo 15 days ago when didn't quite get home over 2m5f; drop back in trip here should suit and worth considering on handicap debut.

8/1

Form: 2-9144 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Bolted up in a C&D maiden in June but well held twice since, running in snatches at Ballinrobe on latest; high enough mark entering handicap ranks.
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0

1

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Limerick

Flidais

11st 12lb

J: John Shinnick

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced wide, didn't jump with fluency, in rear, mistake 1st, pushed along briefly after 4th, weakened after 6th, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out

10/1

4th

6

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

12:30 Plumpton

Flidais

10st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

held up in rear

10/1

2nd

9

23rd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

14:15 Plumpton

Flidais

10st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

Big improvement when a runaway winner of a Kilbeggan maiden (2m2f, good to yielding) in June; sets the standard on that form but she's not come close to that level in five runs since and needs a major upturn in form.

7/2

Form: 380-05

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Point-to-point winner struggling to make his mark in handicap hurdles although recent Ballinrobe effort suggests he may be approaching a competitive mark.
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8th

16

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

West Of Carrig

10st 10lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Peter Croke

Point-to-point winner struggling to make his mark in handicap hurdles although recent Ballinrobe effort suggests he may be approaching a competitive mark.

14/1

5th

7

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 122y

19:38 Ballinrobe

West Of Carrig

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: Peter Croke

Winning pointer who has hinted at winning potential over hurdles in maiden/handicap company; however, not easily trusted after finishing tailed off here last time.

12/1

Form: 50-482

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Four wins have been on decent ground; best recent efforts in Wexford handicaps, latest when second over 2m4f; recent withdrawal due to soft ground at Tramore, ground more in her favour here.
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0

1

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:37 Gowran Park

Buttons And Bows

12st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Patrick J Flynn

Her wins have been on drier ground and opposable on that alone; recent efforts not her best, either.

12/1

0

16

17th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Listowel

Buttons And Bows

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Patrick J Flynn

Four wins have been on decent ground; best recent efforts in Wexford handicaps, second over 2m4f there on penultimate start; made a couple of mistakes when down the field at Kilbeggan last time; further rain could detract from her prospects.

12/1

9th

8

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Buttons And Bows

11st 5lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Patrick J Flynn

Four wins have been on decent ground; best recent efforts in Wexford handicaps, latest when second over 2m4f; recent withdrawal due to soft ground at Tramore, ground more in her favour here.

13/2

Form: 706-00

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Surprise winner of Thurles maiden last November but has shown very little since, dropping away tamely here last month.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

11

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Navy Waves

10st 12lb

J: Miss A L Fitzgibbon

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

Maiden hurdle winner here last season but really struggled since and tailed off here over 2m6f last week; drop in trip needs to spark revival.

16/1

9th

8

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Navy Waves

11st 7lb

J: Evan Dwan

T: Mrs Julie Cashin

Won maiden hurdle last season here but really struggling in handicaps since last summer and others preferred.

20/1

Form: 026073

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Both wins at Tramore (2m) and best efforts of late have been at same venue, fair third off this mark 8 days ago; still has a bit to find and this trip stretches him.
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13th

18

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 13y

14:40 Thurles

Craic Eile

11st 13lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: David Kenneth Budds

Third reserve; decent handicap hurdler on good ground but won't get his conditions here.

14/1

Form: /F47F-

Last run: 318 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Fair Flat performer with solid runs in defeat of late; 0-9 hurdling and first run over timber since falling at Punchestown last October; fit from the Flat so not one to rule out.
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5th

11

(7)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Mephisto

9st 10lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Gerard Keane

in touch with leaders

33/1

14th

8

(4)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Mephisto

9st 5lb

J: James Ryan

T: Gerard Keane

Three-time winner, including twice on this surface, most recently over this trip last March; out of form after that and not seen since falling in a Down Royal handicap hurdle in September; best watched.

16/1

0

14

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:30 Down Royal

Mephisto

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gerard Keane

Fair Flat performer is 0-10 hurdling and faded tamely on latest at Kilbeggan (2m3f); better back in trip so don't rule out.

14/1

Form: 90-08

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in a point-to-point but has shown pretty much nothing so far under rules and hard to fancy on handicap debut off a high enough initial mark.
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0

11

10th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 30y

12:52 Down Royal

Free Parking

11st 2lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

in touch with leaders, prominent after 4 out, challenging when fell 3 out

20/1

Form: 9580/0

Last run: 74 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
First reserve; lightly-raced 6yo whose opening handicap effort at Roscommon was moderate; down 3lb but of limited appeal.
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0

17

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Lodge Prince

10st 2lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: P F O’Donnell

First reserve; lightly-raced 6yo whose opening handicap effort at Roscommon was moderate; down 3lb but of limited appeal.

Non-runners

Cozone, Wojood, Arctic Ambition, Glenabo Bridge, Max Time

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Payout
Exacta €97.50
Straight Forecast €70.73
Tricast €639.69

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Jinxs Link

The Irish Sun:

Scott Lang

POSTDATA:

Good World

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Buttons And Bows

TOPSPEED:

Wojood