October 27 / 13.50 Sligo

13.50

Soft

Joseph (Jopie) Scanlon Memorial Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6526.55
  • 2m 1f 110y
  • 6 runners
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Joseph (Jopie) Scanlon Memorial Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.30
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 33167-

Last run: 182 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Bumper and maiden hurdle winner ran a cracker in the Martin Pipe Hurdle at Cheltenham; broke blood vessels when not so good in a Punchestown festival novice since; looks his yard's first-string and can be involved if ready enough on return.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

14:32 Fairyhouse

Firm Footings

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent

9/4

2nd

4

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Firm Footings

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, not fluent 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, rallied and went second approaching last, kept on but no chance with winner run-in

8/1

2nd

3

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 43y

12:00 Punchestown

Firm Footings

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, ridden and challenging when bumped and hampered 2 out, soon led narrowly or disputed lead, kept on well but headed towards finish

5/2

11/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 34-142

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Was placed in two valuable big-field handicap hurdles last season before winning a Punchestown maiden hurdle; below his best at Galway but was runner-up last time in a valuable Listowel contest; yard's first-string and should take beating with a repeat.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

18:15 Clonmel

Horantzau Dairy

11st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced in second, briefly disputed lead early, led narrowly 3 out, soon joined, 1 length ahead going okay when hit 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on and went clear after last

8/11

1st

2

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

18:15 Clonmel

Horantzau Dairy

11st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced in second, briefly disputed lead early

8/11

1st

5

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Horantzau Dairy

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced wide, raced in second, joined leader after 4th, challenging towards near side when nudged along before last, left in lead and clear last, reduced lead when pushed out towards finish, always doing enough

3/1

Form: 134-10

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Lightly-raced for his age but has won a bumper and maiden hurdle; however, was well behind his stablemate Horantzau D'Airy in a Listowel handicap last time and has plenty of work to do on that form.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

10

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Aime Desjy

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Unexposed 9yo who has shown signs of considerable promise and could have more to offer for top Irish yard; however, improvement is needed off today's mark and his jumping and chasing inexperience could count against him.

14/1

5th

10

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Aime Desjy

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Unexposed 9yo who has shown signs of considerable promise and could have more to offer for top Irish yard; however, improvement is needed off today's mark and his jumping and chasing inexperience could count against him.

14/1

1

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:30 Gowran Park

Aime Desjy

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Bumper winner; some useful form over timber but has shown his future may be in this sphere in two chase starts; chased home Saint Felicien last time and he's fine on testing ground; leading claims.

4/5

OUR TIP

Form: 4284F- D

Last run: 201 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Five-time winner including a valuable Cork handicap hurdle in 2022; well beaten when falling in the same race when last seen in April; needs a return to his best after a break.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Bois De Clamart

11st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Liz Doyle

midfield, not fluent 4th

10/1

5th

2

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 15y

14:45 Punchestown

Bois De Clamart

11st 10lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Liz Doyle

Five-time winner ran a cracker when second to Longhouse Poet in conditions hurdle at Limerick this time last year but disappointing in light campaign since, dropping out quickly at Clonmel last month; hard to fancy but has his ground.

20/1

0

2

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Bois De Clamart

11st 11lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Liz Doyle

Five-time winner ran a cracker when 2nd to Longhouse Poet over hurdles at Limerick last Christmas time; hasn't matched that since but should have improved from his Sligo return.

14/1

4/1

Form: 5132-5

Last run: 167 days

W: 11st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Flat winner for Richard Hannon won a Naas maiden hurdle in January for this yard; just denied in the Boodles 4yo Hurdle at Cheltenham before a solid effort in the Swinton Handicap at Haydock; be involved if at that level on return.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

7

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

14:32 Fairyhouse

Byker

11st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: C Byrnes

Useful 127-rated hurdler who was just touched off in last season's Fred Winter; struggled this season and left in remote second after last-fence fall of Hunters Yarn on chase debut over C&D last month; best watched for now.

16/1

2nd

9

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

12:00 Fairyhouse

Byker

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: C Byrnes

in touch with leaders, outpaced 3 out, went third after 2 out, left in remote second last

11/2

Form: /5/1F/

Last run: 1126 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Kilbeggan maiden hurdle winner in 2020 for Noel Meade but not seen since falling (well beaten at the time) in a Listowel novice that year; best watched on return.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 65y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Deployed

11st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Kilbeggan maiden hurdle winner in 2020 for Noel Meade; returned from a three-year absence in October; well beaten in his first chase, fell mid-race in the second, tailed off at Limerick, and only limited encouragement from Down Royal run

14/1

5th

6

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 115y

14:55 Down Royal

Deployed

11st 3lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Kilbeggan maiden hurdle winner in 2020 for Noel Meade; returned from a three-year absence in October; well beaten in his first chase, fell mid-race in the second, tailed off at Limerick.

16/1

6th

4

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

14:40 Limerick

Deployed

11st 5lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Kilbeggan maiden hurdle winner in 2020 for Noel Meade; only recently returned from a three-year absence and after finishing well beaten in his first chase he fell mid-race in the second; has questions to answer right now.

20/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €9.10
Straight Forecast €8.17
Trifecta €14.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Horantzau D'airy

The Irish Sun:

Byker

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Horantzau D'airy

TOPSPEED:

Horantzau D'airy

POSTDATA:

Horantzau D'airy