November 24 / 14.40 Fairyhouse

14.40

Soft To Heavy

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

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 7f 110y
  • 14 runners
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John Thomas McNamara Series (Q.R.) Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.30
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 0/0B6-

Last run: 230 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Beaten 11l in a handicap at Carlisle in April; tongue-tie applied for first run since and needs plenty more.
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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

4/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 3/P914 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Second runner for yard; three-time hurdle winner, including over C&D last month; a solid run in 4th off this mark at Sligo since; shouldn't be far away if maintaining his form.
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No Results Found

14/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 167-00

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Won a Limerick handicap in March off 87 but has been below that level since; was poor at Galway last time and cheekpieces are tried.
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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

50/1

Form: 00/0-6

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Unplaced all starts on the Flat and over hurdles; makes no appeal.
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21

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Ferrum

10st 13lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: G A Kingston

Modest maiden made the frame over this trip at Fairyhouse in November and over 2m4f at same venue in February; well held since; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

25/1

21

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Ferrum

10st 13lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: G A Kingston

Modest maiden made the frame over this trip at Fairyhouse in November and over 2m4f at same venue in February; well held since; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

25/1

8th

15

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:17 Down Royal

Ferrum

10st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: G A Kingston

towards rear

10/1

Form: 6/PP0/

Last run: 610 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on sole handicap start and pulled-up in a point when last seen; others preferred.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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

Form: 008

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Best of three maiden outings was on comeback at Sligo last time, beaten 15l over 2m4f; should have improved from that and could be involved on handicap debut.
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6th

10

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 110y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Ar Aghaidh

11st 1lb

J: Mr S Cavanagh

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

in touch with leaders, mistake 9th, prominent before 10th, disputed lead 3 out, lost position when weakened before 2 out

14/1

8th

12

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Sligo

Ar Aghaidh

10st 11lb

J: Mr S Cavanagh

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

Only five finishers in the maiden point in which she was fourth; struggled in maiden hurdle outings at Punchestown and Limerick in May.

66/1

13th

1

26th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:45 Limerick

Ar Aghaidh

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

Tailed off on her hurdles debut at Punchestown on Tuesday; makes no appeal.

200/1

Form: 069-

Last run: 221 days

W: 12st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
One of two runners for yard; by far the best of three maiden hurdle runs was when beaten only 12l at Cork in March (2m); off since well below that form in April; worth a market check on handicap debut.
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7th

2

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 110y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Vengaboy

12st 2lb

J: Mr J M Fennell

T: Declan Queally

led, not fluent 1st, joined after 9th, headed but prominent when mistake 10th, weakening when mistake 3 out

12/1

9th

9

17th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Tramore

Vengaboy

10st 13lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Declan Queally

always towards rear

12/1

6th

11

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Cork

Vengaboy

11st 7lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Declan Queally

Jumped poorly first time out at Gowran 12 days ago, needs to be a lot tidier.

33/1

Form: 338P73

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Winner over hurdles and fences at Clonmel but has run well in defeat at other tracks; 3rd over hurdles at Wexford last time over 2m4f; seems to stay this trip; each-way squeak.
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14th

15

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

15:10 Limerick

Courting Vickie

10st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: James M Barcoe

midfield

40/1

9th

13

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 67y

14:35 Punchestown

Courting Vickie

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

Low-grade mare a winner over hurdles and fences at Clonmel; opposable on balance of recent form and 6lb out of handicap.

25/1

8th

14

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 110y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Courting Vickie

10st 10lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: James M Barcoe

in touch with leaders early, not fluent 3rd, dropped to rear when not fluent 4th, some headway before 2 out, kept on

12/1

Form: 880-P9

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Unplaced on all starts under all spheres and isn't easy to fancy.
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5th

4

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Carlas Big Jim

11st 4lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: L J Archdeacon

didn't always jump with fluency, led and clear, mistake 2nd, mistake 3 out, headed and weakened before 2 out

9/1

5th

4

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Carlas Big Jim

11st 4lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: L J Archdeacon

didn't always jump with fluency, led and clear, mistake 2nd, mistake 3 out, headed and weakened before 2 out

9/1

11th

9

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Carlas Big Jim

11st 4lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: L J Archdeacon

Bids for a hat-trick here after two wins on heavy ground in the last five weeks; up 9lb for his latest win but won going away and has to be respected again.

9/2

Form: 00-P34

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Improved efforts in two handicaps lately at this track (2m-2m4f); same mark today and should be involved again if staying this trip but his jumping needs to improve.
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8th

21

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Papa Barns

11st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Tom Dreaper

Managed a couple of fair runs at Fairyhouse last October/November; comes into the reckoning on the basis of creditable Leopardstown fourth last month.

10/1

8th

21

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Papa Barns

11st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Tom Dreaper

Managed a couple of fair runs at Fairyhouse last October/November; comes into the reckoning on the basis of creditable Leopardstown fourth last month.

10/1

4th

19

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Papa Barns

10st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Tom Dreaper

midfield, headway after 2 out, went modest fourth run-in, never near to challenge

OUR TIP

Form: 10-844 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Three-time hurdle winner up to 3m; a fine 4th at Galway in October (2m3f) but was a distant 4th at Limerick over 3m since; needs to do better today.
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6th

5

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 50y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Killinure Lass

11st 6lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Brian M McMahon

held up in rear, outpaced after 3 out, lost touch before 2 out, weakened approaching last

12/1

0

1

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 110y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Killinure Lass

12st 4lb

J: Mr E Mahon

T: Brian M McMahon

midfield, in touch with leaders when not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, jumped slightly right 2 out, tailed off when pulled up before last

7/1

Form: 000-98

Last run: 74 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on all hurdle starts, including a handicap plus two chases; transformation needed for new yard.
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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: 28 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Maiden after 38 races under all codes; decent efforts mixing Flat with hurdles lately, notably a 2nd at Sligo last time; can make errors but has a chance though this trip is a question.
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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: 0000-4

Last run: 160 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in five maiden hurdles and also in a beginners' chase last time; could be a different proposition on handicap debut; check market.
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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

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Payout
Exacta €52.10
Straight Forecast €43.18
Tricast €457.28
Trifecta €806.10

Selections

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The Irish Sun:

Papa Barns

POSTDATA:

Mick Charlie

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