September 23 / 14.10 Listowel

14.10

Yielding To Soft

Allman Contracts Novice Hurdle

  • Prize money: £9659.29
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 6 runners
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Allman Contracts Novice Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 11 C

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
His debut for this yard was a good while coming having fetched £90,000 after winning a point in late 2021; looks ready to make up for lost time having gone 2-2 under rules and he beat the talented Tag Man (who won easily here yesterday) at Galway despite jumping/hanging left throughout; must be smart.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 6f 110y

14:45 Thurles

High Class Hero

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

pulled hard, raced in third, not fluent 3 out, headway to lead after 2 out, mistake last, ridden briefly run-in, pushed out, comfortably

8/15

1st

1

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

15:50 Limerick

High Class Hero

11st 2lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced in third, went second going easily before 2 out, shaken up to lead approaching last, not fluent last, pushed out and went clear run-in

11/8

1st

3

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:10 Listowel

High Class Hero

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced in second, mistake and lost second but prominent 5th, led before 2 out, went clear last, comfortably

5/4

66/1

  • Place: £8.70

Form: -35541 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Looks mildly progressive having come from well off the pace to beat 13 rivals in a maiden at Sligo (2m4f, good); however, will need to raise his game again to keep ball with the best of these.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

11

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Sequestered

11st 4lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

held up in rear

25/1

4th

3

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 6f 110y

14:45 Thurles

Sequestered

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Won a maiden at Sligo in August and a novice event at Galway in October, both over an extended 2m4f; in between, no match for today's rival High Class Hero at Listowel; dropped away after a mistake two out in a 2m5f Grade 2 event at Cheltenham in November.

8/1

Form: 231

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Useful on the Flat in Britain and bought for 40,000gns; building some momentum since returning from an absence and absolutely dotted up in a maiden at Downpatrick (2m5f, good); faces far stiffer competition this time but that latest RPR of 132 was eyecatching.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:35 Cheltenham

Reverend Hubert

11st 5lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

in touch with leaders, headway before 3 out, soon went third, kept on until no extra run-in

3/1

3rd

5

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:10 Listowel

Reverend Hubert

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: C Byrnes

held up in midfield, headway before 2 out, outpaced when not fluent last

4/1

Form: 53-113 C

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Four wins divided between bumpers and hurdles; finished 6l behind stablemate What Path at Galway and reopposes on the same terms here; vulnerable.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

14:15 Fairyhouse

Pink In The Park

11st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Winner of two of her five starts in bumpers and won twice over hurdles in the early part of the season after obtaining experience last term; not quite up to the task in good conditions races, though she showed plenty of spark when chasing home the progressive Jetara at Leopardstown.

8/1

2nd

7

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Pink In The Park

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Winner of two of her five starts in bumpers and won twice over hurdles in the early part of the season after obtaining experience last term; not quite up to the task in conditions races last three times; now looking quite limited, others preferred.

20/1

5th

1

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:00 Thurles

Pink In The Park

11st 1lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

Winner of two of her five starts in bumpers and won twice over hurdles in the early part of the season after obtaining experience last term; not quite up to the task in conditions races last twice; trainer has a stronger contender in Fun Fun Fun.

8/1

Form: 4-F412

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Good Flat form for the Gosdens and going the right way over hurdles, having easily won a Cork maiden before chasing home a useful rival at Kilbeggan; this company demands a further step forward but that's feasible.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

16th

3

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Baltic Bird

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: William Durkan

In good form towards the end of the summer and not a bad run when fifth of six in a novice hurdle at Listowel in September; respected from this sort of mark back in handicap company.

9/1

5th

8

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:10 Listowel

Baltic Bird

11st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: William Durkan

held up in rear, headway after 3 out, weakened approaching last

10/1

2nd

3

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:05 Kilbeggan

Baltic Bird

11st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: William Durkan

Useful Flat type easily won a Cork maiden hurdle over this trip on fourth start in this sphere; his jumping needs to be improved upon but he can progress again and be a player today.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1P-112

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner who comfortably justified favouritism in minor 3m events at Tipperary and Kilbeggan before coming up short at the hands of a respected opponent at Galway (2m4f); probably wants 3m and has to concede 5lb to stablemate High Class Hero, whom Paul Townend prefers.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

15:23 Thurles

What Path

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

jumped left on occasions, led

12/1

3rd

4

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 6f 110y

14:45 Thurles

What Path

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Won two staying events in the early part of the season on good-to-yielding; accounted for Easy Fella at Tipperary despite not jumping well; has not looked nearly as effective in more testing conditions, including when last of six behind stablemate High Class Hero at Listowel.

5/1

4th

2

10th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:15 Cork

What Path

11st 3lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Both hurdle wins have been on better ground although seemed to handle soft over C&D last month when second to Solitary Man, a blunder two out not helping his cause; 4lb better off with that rival here so definite claims but more likely needed.

7/2

Non-runners

Gortmillish, Mister Twist

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €31.50
Straight Forecast €23.36
Trifecta €92.70

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

What Path

POSTDATA:

Pink In The Park

SPOTLIGHT:

High Class Hero

The Irish Sun:

Gortmillish

TOPSPEED:

What Path