December 03 / 13.25 Fairyhouse

13.25

Soft

Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £44380.53
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.80
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 15-1 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second to a useful yardstick in a point last November; beat a pair of subsequent hurdle winners in a bumper at Navan in February; highly tried on his hurdling debut in a Grade 2 contest over an extended 2m4f here in April; jumping was untidy then and again when exploiting a big drop in class in a maiden at Clonmel last month.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

5

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Leopardstown

Farren Glory

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Improved from his maiden hurdle success to beat stable companion King Of Kingsfield in the Grade 1 Royal Bond at Fairyhouse; was in pole position to win the Grade 1 Tolworth at Aintree over Christmas when falling two out; a leading player here if that fall has not left a mark.

3/1

0

2

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 1

13:05 Aintree

Farren Glory

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent

11/4

1st

4

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Farren Glory

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Second to a useful yardstick in a point last November; beat a pair of subsequent hurdle winners in a bumper at Navan in February; highly tried on his hurdling debut in a Grade 2 contest over an extended 2m4f here in April; jumping was untidy then and again when exploiting a big drop in class in a maiden at Clonmel last month.

9/2

12/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 153-22 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden point by a distance when trained by Pat Turley; highly tried after winning a Down Royal bumper, notably when third in the Grade 1 Punchestown event won by Cheltenham hero A Dream To Share; twice beaten at odds-on in maiden hurdles, at this venue in October and when no match for Slade Steel at Naas; plenty to prove as a result.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

9

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Leopardstown

King Of Kingsfield

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in rear, not fluent 1st, headway after 2 out (usual 3 out), went third after last (usual 2 out), soon outpaced and lost third, went third again and kept on inside final 110yds, no match for first two

10/1

1st

13

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

King Of Kingsfield

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Third to A Dream To Share in Grade 1 bumper at Punchestown; led when beaten at odds-on in first two maiden hurdles, behind subsequent Grade 2 winner on latter occasion; held up last time and looked like he might win Grade 1 Royal Bond at Fairyhouse early in the straight before being run down by a stablemate; should be hard to beat back in a maiden.

15/8

2nd

7

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

King Of Kingsfield

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a maiden point by a distance when trained by Pat Turley; highly tried after winning a Down Royal bumper, notably when third in the Grade 1 Punchestown event won by Cheltenham hero A Dream To Share; twice beaten at odds-on in maiden hurdles, at this venue in October and when no match for Slade Steel at Naas; plenty to prove as a result.

12/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Looked well above average when a 20l winner of a Ballyvodock maiden for Denis Murphy in January 2022; had a setback that prevented him from running last season; looked in good shape when making a winning hurdling debut over C&D last month; runner-up has franked the form at a modest level.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

16th

6

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

An Tobar

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Good novice, winning a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle and a close third in the Grade 1 Royal Bond at Fairyhouse; probably failed to stay in the Grade 1 at Naas last month; interesting in his first handicap.

13/2

5th

1

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 2y

13:42 Naas

An Tobar

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Wide-margin winner of a Ballyvodock maiden for Denis Murphy in January 2022; setback prevented him from running last season; looked in good shape when making a winning hurdling debut at Fairyhouse in November; failed to quicken when third behind two Gordon Elliott-trained runners in the Royal Bond, but that form stands up to scrutiny; trip should suit.

11/2

Form: 11-732 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict
Had to work hard to win a 21-runner Naas maiden in February; had a lot more in hand when winning a Punchestown festival handicap in first-time hood; respectable seventh in the Galway Hurdle; disappointing favourite at Listowel when third in small-field novice event; limitations confirmed by Grade 3 defeat at Tipperary nine weeks ago.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

Bialystok

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Landed a Listed handicap hurdle at Punchestown last April and ran okay in the Galway Hurdle; good run in the Grade 1 Royal Bond at Fairyhouse last time; should contend here.

12/1

4th

2

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Bialystok

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Had to work hard to win a 21-runner Naas maiden in February; had a lot more in hand when winning a Punchestown festival handicap in first-time hood; respectable seventh in the Galway Hurdle; disappointing favourite at Listowel when third in small-field novice event; limitations confirmed by Grade 3 defeat at Tipperary nine weeks ago.

10/1

2nd

1

1st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

15:15 Tipperary

Bialystok

11st 1lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

held up in rear, headway 5 out

2/1

Form: 2-121 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point winner; won readily over 2m2f at Tipperary in May on second bumper start; beaten by a 25-1 chance on hurdling debut at Limerick; battled well to beat a shorter-priced stablemate in a Grade 3 contest at Navan just over a fortnight ago.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:17 Gowran Park

Whats Up Darling

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced wide, chased clear leader, steadied 2nd, not fluent 4th, pressed leader after 3 out, led but faced challenge before 2 out, headed and ridden before last, weakened run-in, no match for winner

13/8

5th

8

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Whats Up Darling

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Point winner; won readily over 2m2f at Tipperary in May on second bumper start; beaten by a 25-1 chance on hurdling debut at Limerick; battled well to beat a shorter-priced stablemate in a Grade 3 contest at Navan just over a fortnight ago.

7/1

1st

3

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:30 Navan

Whats Up Darling

11st 1lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, went second after 5th, disputing second before 3 out

3/1

Form: 1404-1 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beat the subsequent Cheltenham Grade 1 fourth Lecky Watson on bumper debut; beaten just under 15l when fourth to A Dream To Share in Leopardstown Grade 2 in February and 19l behind same opponent at Cheltenham; well below his best here on final start; survived a mistake three out when landing the odds on hurdling debut at Punchestown.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

6

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Leopardstown

Fascile Mode

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Thomas Mullins

Won bumper on debut last season beating the very useful Lecky Watson; highly tried after that; ready winner on hurdles debut at Punchestown in October; found wanting in Grade 1 Royal Bond; remote fourth in testing conditions in Grade 1 event at Leopardstown.

50/1

4th

5

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Fascile Mode

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Thomas Mullins

towards rear, headway on outer before 2 out, went modest fourth home turn, weakened approaching last

25/1

Form: 4-1422 D BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Was placed in two valuable big-field handicap hurdles last April before winning a Punchestown maiden; runner-up in a valuable Listowel handicap in between defeats in conditions events at Galway and Sligo; needs to raise his game considerably to be competitive at this level.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

6

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Horantzau Dairy

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Was placed in two valuable big-field handicap hurdles last April before winning a Punchestown maiden; runner-up in a valuable Listowel handicap in between defeats in conditions events at Galway and Sligo; needs to raise his game considerably to be competitive at this level.

16/1

2nd

6

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 110y

13:50 Sligo

Horantzau Dairy

11st 9lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on inner, switched left when headway 2 out, soon challenging on outer, ridden and went second run-in, no match for winner

11/8

2nd

8

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Horantzau Dairy

10st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, steady headway after 3 out, went second when ridden and kept on well from last, no match for winner

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 10-1P1 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won good-ground Cheltenham bumper for John McConnell last season; finished in mid-field in Champion Bumper in March; smooth front-running winner on hurdling debut at Bellewstown in July; flopped at the Galway festival; restored to form when winning an Irish-dominated contest at Cheltenham last month on first start for this stable; might prefer better ground.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

2

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

Encanto Bruno

11st 10lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield

12/1

8th

3

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Encanto Bruno

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won good-ground Cheltenham bumper for John McConnell last season; finished in mid-field in Champion Bumper in March; smooth front-running winner on hurdling debut at Bellewstown in July; flopped at the Galway festival; restored to form when winning an Irish-dominated contest at Cheltenham last month on first start for this stable; might prefer better ground.

3/1

1st

2

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

14:45 Cheltenham

Encanto Bruno

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won good-ground course bumper for John McConnell a year ago and made all to win easily on hurdling debut at Bellewstown (2m1f, good) in July; ran as though something was amiss at Galway festival in August but will be a danger to all if back on song for new stable.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta €57.90
Straight Forecast €64.83
Tricast €204.14
Trifecta €300.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

An Tobar

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Bialystok

POSTDATA:

Horantzau D'airy

The Irish Sun:

An Tobar

TOPSPEED:

Bialystok