August 25 / 16.15 Killarney

16.15

Good

Larkin’s Bar & Francie Sheahan’s Bar 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 1f 0y
  • 13 runners
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Larkin’s Bar & Francie Sheahan’s Bar 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.30
  • Place: £1.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Failed to maintain progress after winning a three-runner 1m5f maiden at Navan in April; in rear in a valuable AW handicap at Dundalk ten days ago; dam is a well-related daughter of Montjeu; still an entire, hard to be sure how well he will take to hurdling.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Nurburgring

11st 2lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent on inner, soon went third, outpaced before last, rallied run-in, ran on well towards finish

11/2

1st

6

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:25 Fairyhouse

Nurburgring

10st 10lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent on inner

6/1

1st

1

17th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Listowel

Nurburgring

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, pushed along before 2 out, led after 2 out, soon ridden, hit last, ran on well run-in, just prevailed

Evs

8/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 54 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Weak form on the Flat (rated 53); made a promising hurdles debut when close up in fifth at Tipperary, 8l clear of sixth-placed Show No Fear; failed to confirm form with that rival when fourth at Killarney; tongue-tie on now.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

9

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 1

13:20 Musselburgh

Thats Jet

11st 0lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Daragh Bourke

0-9 for Ross O'Sullivan, best result when close second at Killarney (2m1f, yielding to soft) in August on his third start over hurdles, before sold for 30,000gns; disappointing favourite, making most, behind Eagle Prince at Sedgefield in October on sole start for new yard; tongue tied on those last two starts; major work to do.

25/1

5th

7

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:00 Sedgefield

Thats Jet

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Daragh Bourke

led narrowly

11/4

2nd

11

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:15 Killarney

Thats Jet

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ross O’Sullivan

disputed lead early, prominent after 1st, slightly hampered 3rd, challenging 3 out, ridden to lead before 2 out, headed but pressed winner after 2 out, kept on well

8/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Ran with credit in maidens in the spring and was good enough to win a 1m5f Down Royal handicap off 70 four weeks ago; significant rider booking for hurdles debut.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

22

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:12 Cork

St Faz

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: E J O’Grady

Hit the frame when a distant third on his hurdle debut; had an excuse (saddle slipped) when tailed off at Gowran since; place prospects.

12/1

11th

8

30th Sep 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Gowran Park

St Faz

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: E J O’Grady

took keen hold, always behind, lost touch 3 out, tailed off

15/2

Form: U

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Had some fair form last season but well beaten on both Flat starts this year; unseated at first on hurdling debut at Ballinrobe.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

9

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:42 Gowran Park

Pigeon House

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: Mrs John Harrington

led, joined after 4 out, headed after 3 out

2/1

2nd

13

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

12:55 Punchestown

Pigeon House

11st 7lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs John Harrington

Went 0-7 on the Flat and he's now 0-6 as a hurdler; has been knocking on the door and ran to form when fourth at Leopardstown last time but good bit to find with Mordor on that.

10/1

4th

12

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:05 Leopardstown

Pigeon House

11st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent, soon went second, took keen hold and pressed leader 3rd, not fluent 4th

25/1

Form: 626

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Flat rating is a good bit lower than some of these but was runner-up to subsequent Galway and Curragh winner Youcrackemup over 1m3f at Roscommon in June; sixth on hurdling debut at Tipperary; reversed the form of that race with Thats Jet when second at Killarney; blinkered now after Ballinrobe sixth.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

5

(6)

22nd Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

15:50 Newcastle (AW)

Show No Fear

9st 5lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Rebecca Menzies

No win in his first 15 starts under both codes but he came good with an emphatic success over C&D 18 days ago and backed that up with a close second at Southwell (1m6f); still has potential as a stayer in this sphere and he's strongly respected back up in trip.

3/1

2nd

7

(4)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

15:15 Southwell (AW)

Show No Fear

9st 3lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Rebecca Menzies

Very much had the run of things up front when making all for his career breakthrough over 2m at Newcastle last week, but he's 1lb well in with the penalty and has less to prove than most of these.

7/4

1st

8

(10)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

15:37 Newcastle (AW)

Show No Fear

8st 11lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Rebecca Menzies

made virtually all, set steady pace

8/1

Form: 9

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a Flat claimer at Ballinrobe in June; down the field on hurdling debut at Tipperary; same story in a 1m2f handicap at Cork four weeks ago.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

8

(4)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:40 Dundalk (AW)

Bedelia

9st 5lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Ballinrobe claiming winner over the summer returns from underwhelming stint hurdling; runner-up here a year ago so handles surface and not one to rule out off this reduced mark.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Twice placed in Flat handicaps showing a preference for good ground; failed to do himself justice at Killarney last time; hooded now for hurdling debut.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

4

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 20y

13:25 Cork

Ifitwasme

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: E McNamara

Third in a couple of Flat handicaps on good ground in June; well held so far over hurdles.

40/1

6th

4

17th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Listowel

Ifitwasme

10st 8lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Ordinary Flat form; not entirely disgraced on his hurdles debut behind Nurburgring at Killarney but much more needed.

66/1

7th

2

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:15 Killarney

Ifitwasme

11st 0lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Twice placed in Flat handicaps showing a preference for good ground; failed to do himself justice at Killarney last time; hooded now for hurdling debut.

20/1

Form: 3

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Minor promise in Flat maidens in Britain; low-key run on the Flat on stable debut at Roscommon early last month; made a satisfactory hurdling debut when third at Killarney, splitting two of these rivals, Show No Fear and That's Jet; should improve a little
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:30 Perth

Kyogo

11st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gordon Elliott

Runner-up in two maidens over 7f/1m on the Flat for Michael Bell last year; creditable third on jumps debut at Killarney in July (2m, good) but poor effort on softer ground over C&D last time; cheekpieces tried; looks stable second string.

9/2

8th

4

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:15 Killarney

Kyogo

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Minor promise in Flat maidens in Britain; low-key run on the Flat on stable debut at Roscommon early last month; made a satisfactory hurdling debut when third at Killarney, splitting two of these rivals, Show No Fear and That's Jet; should improve a little

6/1

3rd

4

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

13:55 Killarney

Kyogo

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Minor promise in Flat maidens in Britain; low-key yard/handicap debut on the Flat earlier this month; not bred for this.

17/2

Form: 7

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Finished 12l behind sixth-placed Show No Fear at Killarney; will need more experience.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

3

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

16:25 Down Royal

Justwatchmedance

10st 8lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: S Curling

always behind, weakened from 2 out

33/1

9th

3

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:15 Killarney

Justwatchmedance

11st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: S Curling

Finished 12l behind sixth-placed Show No Fear at Killarney; will need more experience.

50/1

7th

2

14th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 143y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Justwatchmedance

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Newcomer is second foal of unraced half-sister to several middle-distance Flat winners; best watched.

16/1

Form: 69

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dam Jer's Girl was a smart sort for this yard; has made little impact in two races so far.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

17th

19

(17)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Reel Her In

9st 3lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield

50/1

16th

18

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Reel Her In

9st 3lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear

100/1

7th

9

(5)

12th Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

19:25 Galway

Reel Her In

9st 3lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has shown little promise in three juvenile hurdles and can't make a case for on Flat debut.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
56-rated Flat maiden, never better than fourth in 11 starts; towards rear on last two runs; hard to make a case for him.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

10

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:15 Killarney

Stone Crafter

11st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

56-rated Flat maiden, never better than fourth in 11 starts; towards rear on last two runs; hard to make a case for him.

50/1

12th

16

(20)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

19:05 Leopardstown

Stone Crafter

8st 13lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Maiden after 10 starts but wasn't beaten far at Bellewstown (1m) and Navan (1m2f); below that level at Down Royal over 1m5f but this trip will suit better; blinkers; tough draw.

18/1

11th

14

(7)

28th Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 175y

20:30 Down Royal

Stone Crafter

9st 2lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

midfield

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Low-rated Flat performer; makes no appeal on introduction to hurdling.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

1

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:15 Killarney

Cletus

11st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Low-rated Flat performer; makes no appeal on introduction to hurdling.

100/1

12th

17

(3)

18th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 0f 30y

18:15 Killarney

Cletus

9st 3lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: Eoin Doyle

in touch with leaders on inner, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

12

(18)

6th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 198y

16:55 Bellewstown

Cletus

9st 2lb

J: Alan Persse

T: Eoin Doyle

Precious little to take from three maiden runs and hard to make a case for on handicap debut from a bad draw.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dundalk 1m winner in January, the highlight of an 11-raced Flat career; modest turf form, fair fifth at Naas on penultimate start, off a lowly 52 rating.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14

(10)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Where R U Now Bob

8st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Rodger Sweeney

Winner over 1m here in January; okay run in a 1m2f handicap at Naas in July; more needed.

20/1

15th

18

(17)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

17:25 Cork

Where R U Now Bob

8st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Rodger Sweeney

AW winner but opposable on his minor form in turf handicaps; new headgear.

20/1

7th

13

(5)

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 136y

17:25 Clonmel

Where R U Now Bob

9st 0lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Rodger Sweeney

midfield

40/1

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Payout
Exacta €14.50
Straight Forecast €15.32
Trifecta €64.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Nurburgring

SPOTLIGHT:

Malbay Madness

The Irish Sun:

Kyogo