August 25 / 17.20 Killarney

17.20

Good

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Hurdle

  • Prize money: £9137.17
  • 2m 6f 180y
  • 6 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.90
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 3-1120

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Late-maturing 8yo only started racing in March; followed up Ballinrobe maiden win with ready success over 2m4f at Roscommon; creditable second back over 2m at that venue and too keen when mid-field in Galway handicap; bred to stay but needs to settle.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:23 Navan

Lucid Dreams

11st 3lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced wide, raced in second, challenging before 2 out, steadied last, kept on but no match for winner

15/2

4th

4

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:27 Gowran Park

Lucid Dreams

11st 3lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

3-6 over hurdles but a much better chaser; three wins in a very busy spell since last September and second in the Grade 2 Craddockstown at Punchestown; ran a fine race when a staying-on second in the Dan and Joan Moore at Fairyhouse; down the field in company with Embittered in the Leopardstown Chase.

10/1

11th

9

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Lucid Dreams

10st 10lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Three-time winner over hurdles but a much better chaser; three-time winner over fences but should also have won the Grade 2 Craddockstown at Punchestown and ran a cracker when a staying-on second in the Dan and Joan Moore at Fairyhouse; couid well be best at 2m but stays this trip and likely to be thereabouts.

10/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 4234-2

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Placed in three maidens including when second to subsequent Grade 1 winner Good Land at Leopardstown's Christmas meeting; settled better than on some occasions when second over 2m5f at Galway last time; did little wrong there and was nearly 3l in front of Black Bamboo; not crying out for this longer trip but should get it around here; tongue-tie.
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3rd

3

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

14:45 Cheltenham

Tag Man

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Took seven attempts to get off the mark over hurdles but bumped into some good horses before last month's comfortable success at Listowel (2m4f, yielding to soft); hold each-way claims at least here.

7/2

1st

12

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:35 Listowel

Tag Man

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

travelled strongly, prominent, led from 4th, went clear 2 out, bad mistake last, eased towards finish, comfortably

Evs

2nd

6

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 180y

17:20 Killarney

Tag Man

11st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Placed in three maidens including when second to subsequent Grade 1 winner Good Land at Leopardstown's Christmas meeting; settled better than on some occasions when second over 2m5f at Galway last time; did little wrong there and was nearly 3l in front of Black Bamboo; not crying out for this longer trip but should get it around here; tongue-tie.

15/8

OUR TIP

Form: 2P1-22

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
2m maiden winner at Kilbeggan was runner-up over 3m at same venue in June; in fair form in staying maidens on the Flat lately; blinkers go on and doesn't seem the type to run too free in them.
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9th

3

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Stuzzikini

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Consistent performer gained a second career win in a Clonmel handicap hurdle in November; well beaten off his new mark at Punchestown later that month; best watched.

20/1

8th

3

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Punchestown

Stuzzikini

11st 6lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Consistent young hurdler who took his form to a new level with a wide-margin 3m Clonmel win; up 9lb for that but probably capable of sustained progress in tests of stamina such as this.

9/2

1st

4

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Stuzzikini

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, headway 4 out

4/1

Form: 77-621 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Wasn't stopping when winning 2m1f handicap here last month; pedigree suggest he may improve for this longer trip and not ruled out despite having plenty to find on ratings.
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2nd

1

10th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:15 Cork

Solitary Man

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E Bolger

Progressing well since upped in trip, winning Killarney novice and narrowly beaten in C&D novice before career-best in similar (Listed) contest last month, outjumping What Path two out and seeing it out well from the last; 4lb worse off with that rival here but possibly as the greater scope for improvement.

7/2

1st

2

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:05 Cork

Solitary Man

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E Bolger

An improved sort stepped up in trip lately; won a Killarney novice before being just denied over C&D by Desert Heather; is better off at the weights with that rival today and can go close.

9/4

2nd

3

15th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 50y

14:35 Cork

Solitary Man

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E Bolger

Has improved at Killarney in recent months, winning there twice including comfortable success in rated novice over 2m7f last time; faces stronger rivals here but stays well and a leading contender.

9/4

Form: /83-23

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner on soft at Limerick last year; seems a real three-miler in the making; outpaced after the second-last when third, around 3l behind Tag Man, in Galway maiden but the way he came up the hill was encouraging.
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6th

20

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Black Bamboo

10st 10lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Joseph Murphy

towards rear

40/1

6th

1

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Black Bamboo

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: John Joseph Murphy

midfield

12/1

1st

3

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 100y

14:00 Cork

Black Bamboo

11st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: John Joseph Murphy

Bumper winner has by far the best hurdles form of these; Galway maiden third has worked out a treat; didn't get home over 2m7f in decent contest at Killarney but that was still a creditable run and this trip/ground will be fine.

8/11

Form: 1-2012 C BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Had perfect set-up from better-fancied stablemate Effernock Fizz when winning over 2m4f here last month; runner-up over shorter trip at Sligo since; likely to stay but may not be good enough to cope with some of these.
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5th

9

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 112y

13:40 Thurles

Presenting Doyen

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Cian Collins

Dual hurdle winner earlier in year and plenty to like about her chase debut when beaten 6l at Ballinrobe last month; winner of that race has won over timber since and this mare ought to improve for the experience.

2/1

2nd

5

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:25 Ballinrobe

Presenting Doyen

11st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Cian Michael Collins

Won a Kilbeggan handicap hurdle plus a Killarney conditions hurdle this year, both at approx' 2m4f; gave away 9lb when second to Hazelhatch Lady at Sligo but was beaten when made mistakes at Killarney last time on soft; won't want too much rain but is rated 120, so a big player on chasing debut; placed in a point' from three starts.

9/4

0

5

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 180y

17:20 Killarney

Presenting Doyen

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: Cian Michael Collins

Had perfect set-up from better-fancied stablemate Effernock Fizz when winning over 2m4f here last month; runner-up over shorter trip at Sligo since; likely to stay but may not be good enough to cope with some of these.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta €17.00
Straight Forecast €18.70
Trifecta €93.90

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Tag Man

TOPSPEED:

Lucid Dreams

SPOTLIGHT:

Black Bamboo

POSTDATA:

Tag Man

The Irish Sun:

Tag Man