September 20 / 15.15 Listowel

15.15

Good

Devon Inn Hotel Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £9137.17
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • 10 runners
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Devon Inn Hotel Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.80
  • Place: £1.90

Form: -0U137 D BF

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Two decent runs in defeat since winning at Sligo; needs a bit more but is unlikely to be far away and is ground versatile; 1lb out of the handicap.
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1

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Down Royal

Ballyglass Beauty

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Liam P Cusack

Won his third race over hurdles at Listowel in September and a creditable third at Gowran next time off 113; unseated at the first only chase start last year; likely to improve for this run.

22/1

1

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Down Royal

Ballyglass Beauty

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Liam P Cusack

Won his third race over hurdles at Listowel in September and a creditable third at Gowran next time off 113; unseated at the first only chase start last year; likely to improve for this run.

22/1

3rd

9

30th Sep 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Gowran Park

Ballyglass Beauty

10st 0lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Liam P Cusack

Has won two of his last four starts and won going away when bolting up at Listowel last week; effectively 9lb higher (1lb wrong) in a much tougher race but can't be ruled out at present.

5/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 316/62 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Lightly-raced; won over fences last year on testing ground and ran a cracker in a Galway handicap hurdle last time over this trip; go very well off 4lb higher and soft ground will suit; cheekpieces off.
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12

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Call The Tune

10st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

midfield, headway 3 out, in touch with leaders 2 out, no extra when pulled up approaching last

4/1

2nd

14

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Call The Tune

10st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

midfield, pecked on landing 2nd, towards rear of midfield with one circuit to go, in touch with leaders after 5 out, disputed lead going easily after 3 out, led clearly after 2 out, not fluent and hampered rival last, soon ridden, headed final stride

8/1

2nd

10

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Call The Tune

10st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Lightly-raced; won over fences last year on testing ground and ran a cracker in a Galway handicap hurdle last time over this trip; go very well off 4lb higher and soft ground will suit; cheekpieces off.

4/1

25/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: F-7026

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Six-time winner was disappointing chasing at Killarney last time; has been below form on last few hurdle starts too; seems best on good ground.
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4th

6

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:58 Cork

The Little Yank

10st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced in third behind clear leader, headway 5 out, weakened approaching last

11/1

4th

6

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:58 Cork

The Little Yank

10st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced in third behind clear leader, headway 5 out, weakened approaching last

11/1

5th

5

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 120y

16:05 Limerick

The Little Yank

10st 8lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

in rear but in touch with leaders

10/1

Form: 0-3311

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Won a Downpatrick maiden (2m6f) and Tramore novice (2m4f) hurdle lately; this is a tougher task up in trip on h'cap debut on softer ground but noted.
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4th

6

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Foxfire Glow

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a Downpatrick maiden (2m6f) and Tramore novice (2m4f) hurdle lately; this is a tougher task up in trip on h'cap debut on softer ground but noted.

6/1

1st

3

17th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

19:19 Tramore

Foxfire Glow

11st 11lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

French recruit seemed highly regarded and relatively costly to follow but Downpatrick maiden win lately perfectly reassuring, upped in distance; no issue with this mark.

5/2

1st

3

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 170y

16:25 Downpatrick

Foxfire Glow

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

Expensive to follow since coming from France but sets the standard here on third placings at Down Royal, Punchestown and here last month over 2m3f; big step up in distance here.

11/10

Form: 3/PF-6

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Useful sort running mostly over fences last two years; beaten a long way on comeback run over hurdles at Cork in the summer and needs major improvement
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9

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Fully Charged

10st 13lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Henry De Bromhead

took keen hold, didn't always jump with fluency, led, mistake 6th, headed and raced in second before 9th, reminders after 9th, lost second and weakened before 10th, dropped to last after 4 out, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out

28/1

16th

2

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:45 Punchestown

Fully Charged

11st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

didn't always jump with fluency, soon led, headed and prominent before 3rd, mistake 7th, soon dropped to midfield, weakened before 4 out

25/1

5th

2

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Fully Charged

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

led, soon clear

25/1

Form: 531131 C

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 5lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Teenager has been rejuvenated lately, winning three of last four, including when arriving late to win at Ballinrobe 5 days ago; 7lb penalty to carry but has to be considered.
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8th

13

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Dorans River

10st 10lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Veteran has enjoyed a new lease of life this year, winning three of his five races (all over hurdles) between June and September; poor display at Listowel when race may have come too soon after Ballinrobe win; has limited chasing experience; did not jump well here late last month, well held by Toofareastiswest on that running.

14/1

5th

7

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Dorans River

10st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Veteran has enjoyed a new lease of life this year, winning three of his five races (all over hurdles) between June and September; poor display at Listowel when race may have come too soon after Ballinrobe win; has run only five times over fences; form is weak but able to run off 18lb lower than hurdles mark.

8/1

6th

11

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Dorans River

10st 5lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: P J Rothwell

Teenager has been rejuvenated lately, winning three of last four, including when arriving late to win at Ballinrobe 5 days ago; 7lb penalty to carry but has to be considered.

9/1

Form: 1/4-63

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Only two runs this year but a fine effort at Galway last time over this trip when 2.25l behind Call The Tune; raised 3lb and one to consider.
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4th

4

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 7f 76y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

Peaches And Cream

11st 7lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear on inner

7/2

10

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 3f 71y

Class 1

14:20 Cheltenham

Peaches And Cream

11st 5lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

His last win was an impressive one at Punchestown (3m7f handicap chase, good) in April 2022; missed nearly all of last season and while his third of 16 at Galway in August suggested that most of his ability remains, he flopped in another hurdle race in September when the ground was a bit more testing (yielding to soft); has some soft-ground form further back but his trainer has expressed misgivings.

20/1

7th

4

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Peaches And Cream

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Only two runs this year but a fine effort at Galway last time over this trip when 2.25l behind Call The Tune; raised 3lb and one to consider.

6/1

Form: 349-21 D

Last run: 97 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Three-time hurdle winner for Nicky Henderson including at Worcester over 2m7f when last seen in June; this is more competitive but could run well.
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5

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Scarpia

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Three-time hurdle winner for Nicky Henderson including at Worcester over 2m7f when last seen in June; this is more competitive but could run well.

14/1

1st

3

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:20 Worcester

Scarpia

11st 6lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Has a patchy record, with sole win in handicaps (ten attempts) coming over 3m1f on good at Plumpton in January 2022; creditable placings in two of his four starts this year, including when front-running at Huntingdon on latest; faces only four rivals and has tongue tied first time.

3/1

Form: 70-512 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Won at Punchestown over this trip before a fine run in defeat at Ballinrobe over a bit further; should go well even though he is up 2lb; best form on good ground.
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13th

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Mister Beeton

12st 2lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Shane Nolan

Won from 8lb lower at Punchestown last summer and only found one too good at Ballinrobe in follow up bid; below form at Listowel last time and has to prove he's as good on this ground; off 183 days.

22/1

0

8

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Mister Beeton

11st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

Won at Punchestown over this trip before a fine run in defeat at Ballinrobe over a bit further; should go well even though he is up 2lb; best form on good ground.

7/1

2nd

3

14th Aug 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 157y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Mister Beeton

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

Roscommon maiden winner last summer and again showed a liking for decent ground when winning Punchestown handicap over just shy of 3m in June; 6lb higher but should be more to come.

5/1

Form: 11-000

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Well beaten over fences and hurdles this year so needs a major revival in form but that can never be ruled out from this yard.
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13

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Pairc Na Ngael

10st 1lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: C Byrnes

towards rear, mistake and pushed along briefly 3rd, not fluent 4th, soon eased and pulled up

28/1

12th

18

6th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

14:20 Galway

Pairc Na Ngael

10st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: C Byrnes

Won back-to-back handicap chases (3m1f/2m4f) last year on decent ground but both runs this summer well below best; back hurdling here off 14lb lower mark so has to be respected.

9/1

10th

8

12th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 52y

17:13 Roscommon

Pairc Na Ngael

10st 7lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: C Byrnes

Won back-to-back handicap chases (3m1f/2m4f) last year but has to bounce back from a quiet reappearance at Kilbeggan when never at the races.

12/1

Non-runners

Macgiloney, Moonovercloon, Fairyhill Run, Hand Over Fist, Workforadime

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Payout
Exacta €23.60
Straight Forecast €19.37
Tricast €218.48
Trifecta €364.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Call The Tune

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Moonovercloon

TOPSPEED:

Scarpia

The Irish Sun:

Peaches And Cream

POSTDATA:

Call The Tune