November 14 / 15.30 Fairyhouse

15.30

Soft

John Thomas McNamara Series (Q.R.) Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 4f 55y
  • 19 runners
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John Thomas McNamara Series (Q.R.) Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: 170P-P

Last run: 9 days

W: 12st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 102

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19th

8

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Premier Queen

11st 11lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Winner of a bumper and handicap hurdle, both successes gained at Clonmel; best run in a while came at Thurles on penultimate start; seventh in a 19-runner contest at Naas last time.

16/1

19th

8

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Premier Queen

11st 11lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Mrs Prunella Dobbs

Winner of a bumper and handicap hurdle, both successes gained at Clonmel; best run in a while came at Thurles on penultimate start; seventh in a 19-runner contest at Naas last time.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 98-9P9

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 99

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12th

11

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

All Walks Of Life

10st 11lb

J: Anna McGuinness

T: Michael Hourigan

Has shown some ability in a bumper and in maiden hurdles but disappointing since tackling handicaps; cheekpieces replace the hood worn last time; looks capable of better.

11/1

Form: 000-98

Last run: 64 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

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3

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

Tonys Pet

11st 11lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

Lightly-raced maiden looks high in the weights for what he has achieved and has been big prices last few starts.

40/1

3

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

Tonys Pet

11st 11lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

Lightly-raced maiden looks high in the weights for what he has achieved and has been big prices last few starts.

40/1

21

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Tonys Pet

11st 4lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

Shown very little in the last 12 months including here latest; off 83 days and new yard.

100/1

Form: 354352 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

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3rd

6

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Breagagh

11st 10lb

J: Mr N Gault

T: S Michael Millar

Longstanding maiden has run respectably on the Flat lately but has been poor last twice over hurdles.

33/1

11th

17

(2)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Breagagh

9st 2lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

Third reserve; 43-race maiden but did little wrong in three solid handicap efforts here; poor run over hurdles at Fairyhouse since but could be in the shake-up if getting a run.

0

13

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 143y

13:15 Fairyhouse

Breagagh

10st 12lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

Longstanding maiden has mostly run well over hurdles and on Flat lately, though a poor run when last seen in this discipline; ground might be too testing.

16/1

Form: 065343

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 92

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7th

5

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 76y

17:45 Clonmel

Cest Rien

11st 4lb

J: Paul Townend

T: Thomas Mullins

A 22-race maiden; some reasonable efforts over further earlier in the season but has gone off the boil lately and drop back in trip not certain to help her break her duck.

16/1

7th

5

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 76y

17:45 Clonmel

Cest Rien

11st 4lb

J: Paul Townend

T: Thomas Mullins

A 22-race maiden; some reasonable efforts over further earlier in the season but has gone off the boil lately and drop back in trip not certain to help her break her duck.

16/1

Form: 167-00

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 91

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0

4

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

13:27 Limerick

Merry Moves

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mrs Grainne M O’Connor

Made a good fist of things on intial start over fences but largely downhill in the interim and she will need the big guns to underperform here to make a lasting impression.

66/1

8th

9

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 194y

15:00 Punchestown

Merry Moves

11st 3lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Mrs Grainne M O’Connor

Won 2m6f Limerick handicap in March off 87 (soft) for today's rider but disappointing until more encouraging third over this trip at Fairyhouse last month in today's headgear combination; one to consider.

10/1

Form: 840

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

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2nd

14

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Down Royal

Billy Lee Swagger

10st 4lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: P J Rothwell

midfield, left in fourth 6th, hampered 3 out, soon went third, mistake last, edged right run-in, went second inside final 110yds, kept on

7/1

2nd

9

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Gowran Park

Billy Lee Swagger

10st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear early, in touch with leaders when not fluent 5th, pushed along briefly after 3 out, headway and challenging when hung left 2 out, not fluent last, soon jockey dropped whip, kept on well towards finish, just held

11/2

1st

6

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

15:15 Punchestown

Billy Lee Swagger

11st 8lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

Showed some ability in two points; well beaten in three maiden hurdles; did not jump well on handicap debut at Naas, rider reported that he gurgled; yard's form is a positive

20/1

Form: 0/0B6-

Last run: 220 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

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7th

10

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Danny The Fence

10st 9lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

Not bad runs lately over hurdles; however, was well-held on handicap chase debut in November and others are preferred.

25/1

7th

10

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Danny The Fence

10st 9lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

Not bad runs lately over hurdles; however, was well-held on handicap chase debut in November and others are preferred.

25/1

Form: 090

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 88

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8th

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Limerick

Dream Once More

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

raced in second, led narrowly 2nd, not fluent 3rd, soon disputed lead, pressed leaders before 6th

25/1

8th

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Limerick

Dream Once More

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

raced in second, led narrowly 2nd, not fluent 3rd, soon disputed lead, pressed leaders before 6th, weakened after 3 out

25/1

17th

14

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:17 Naas

Dream Once More

11st 0lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Declan Queally

Showed just a hint of ability in three maiden hurdles last autumn; tongue-tie added to hood for handicap debut; check market.

14/1

Form: 0000-4

Last run: 150 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

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0

9

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 110y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Any Luck Colm

11st 2lb

J: Mr D McGill

T: C A McBratney

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield after 10th, weakening when not fluent 4 out, dropped to rear after 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

12/1

4th

1

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 110y

16:05 Downpatrick

Any Luck Colm

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: C A McBratney

in rear, ridden and detached with one circuit to go

33/1

Form: 6/00/

Last run: 667 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

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18th

19

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Man River

11st 3lb

J: Mr P W Gleeson

T: P F O’Donnell

Solid efforts in defeat in handicaps at Wexford and Naas last November/December; hard to fancy on the form of two starts in January; blinkers added.

33/1

18th

19

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Man River

11st 3lb

J: Mr P W Gleeson

T: P F O’Donnell

Solid efforts in defeat in handicaps at Wexford and Naas last November/December; hard to fancy on the form of two starts in January; blinkers added.

33/1

10th

8

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Man River

11st 5lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: P F O’Donnell

Solid efforts in defeat in handicaps at Wexford and Naas but was tailed-off at Tramore last time when out of the handicap; has to return to that earlier form.

14/1

Form: /P90-0

Last run: 165 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 86

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0

13

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 14y

14:22 Clonmel

Mollys Dream

11st 3lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Eoin Doyle

didn't always jump with fluency, midfield, mistake and lost ground 1st, soon towards rear, weakening when mistake 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before last

20/1

8th

9

17th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:45 Wexford

Mollys Dream

11st 5lb

J: Mr G F Wallis

T: Eoin Doyle

Third in a Kilbeggan bumper in 2022 for Noel Dooly but nothing so far in four maiden hurdle runs over various trips; encounters much more testing conditions here on handicap debut.

16/1

Form: 8P/6-3

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 85

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15

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Derby De Thaix

10st 8lb

J: Miss H Heffernan

T: James Andrew Fahey

Reverted back to handicap company when a strong finishing fourth in a 2m handicap at Naas last month; same mark here and has an each-way chance.

10/1

4th

10

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Naas

Derby De Thaix

11st 10lb

J: Miss H Heffernan

T: James Andrew Fahey

Has passed through many Irish yards; now 0-31 over hurdles and a 5lb rise for his Sligo maiden 3rd doesn't help but not ruled out either.

8/1

Form: 000

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 86

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14th

18

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Mason Lady

10st 11lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Declan Queally

Never counted on last month's handicap debut at Limerick; 4yo can only be watched for now.

25/1

8th

12

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:45 Limerick

Mason Lady

10st 11lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Declan Queally

Little to show for three maiden runs but should fare better in this grade and the market could inform expectations.

16/1

Form: 6/PP0/

Last run: 600 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 85

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11th

14

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Not May

10st 8lb

J: Mr Finn Tegetmeier

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders after 3 out, weakened quickly approaching last

20/1

11th

14

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Not May

10st 8lb

J: Mr Finn Tegetmeier

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

midfield

20/1

6th

11

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

17:08 Cork

Not May

11st 2lb

J: Mr Finn Tegetmeier

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

raced wide, in touch with leaders, headway and prominent 11th, weakening when mistake and pecked on landing 3 out, tailed off

10/1

Abandoned

Form: 00-004

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

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20

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Cornmarket

11st 0lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: M Flannery

Modest but only beaten around 9l when fourth in 2m4f handicaps at Wexford and last time, after 105 days off, at Cork; first try at 3m.

12/1

20

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Cornmarket

11st 0lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: M Flannery

Modest but only beaten around 9l when fourth in 2m4f handicaps at Wexford and last time, after 105 days off, at Cork; first try at 3m.

12/1

4th

14

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:23 Cork

Cornmarket

11st 2lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: M Flannery

Exposed low-grade maiden but ran well in a 2m4f Wexford handicap on penultimate start; hard to fancy after a poor run at Clonmel in December.

16/1

Abandoned

Form: 08F04F

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

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14th

15

(6)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Tincurra Lad

10st 2lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: W J Martin

led

9th

3

(12)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

15:05 Dundalk (AW)

Tincurra Lad

9st 10lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: W J Martin

Won a 2m handicap hurdle on good ground at Kilbeggan in August 2022; out form over jumps last year; well beaten over 1m4f here recently.

100/1

9th

4

(6)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

13:05 Dundalk (AW)

Tincurra Lad

9st 12lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: W J Martin

Won a 2m handicap hurdle on good ground at Kilbeggan in August 2022; has fallen in three of his four chase starts since August; down the field in three handicap hurdle outings in the same period.

25/1

Form: 057729

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 81

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12th

19

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 74y

15:05 Thurles

Added Bonus

10st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

in touch with leaders

1st

9

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 70y

14:03 Thurles

Added Bonus

10st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

pushed along briefly, in touch with leaders, prominent when jumped slightly right 5 out, not fluent when jumped slightly right 3 out, led and ridden before last, ran on well and went clear run-in

15/2

Form: 82-990

Last run: 150 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

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9th

17

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:52 Down Royal

Perfect Arch

10st 13lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

towards rear, not fluent 6th, keeping on when hampered by faller after 2 out, never dangerous

14/1

6th

10

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Perfect Arch

10st 7lb

J: Anna McGuinness

T: Stephen McConville

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield 4 out, keeping on when bit short of room after 2 out, kept on run-in, never on terms

14/1

8th

20

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Perfect Arch

10st 13lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

led on inner, went clear after 2nd, bad mistake 4 out, reduced lead after 3 out

50/1

Verdict

Not a lot of these make much appeal, though there could be some ‘sleepers’ amongst the many making their handicap debuts. C’EST RIEN has been running consistently in defeat, including over C&D last time and should give her running, so is a tentative selection. Breagagh and Derby De Thaix ran well last time, so are at least in some sort of form. [Tyrone Molloy]