February 13 / 14.33 Thurles

14.33

Heavy

thurles.ie Maiden Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5130.43
  • 1m 7f 132y
  • 12 runners
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thurles.ie Maiden Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.80
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 25587

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has shown ability in better maiden company than this; could get into the frame.
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1st

12

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 132y

14:33 Thurles

Stagecoach Mary

10st 11lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Garry Caldwell

made virtually all, didn't always jump with fluency, headed when mistake last, soon ridden, rallied when led again towards finish

12/1

7th

11

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Stagecoach Mary

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Garry Caldwell

Narrowly denied in a Downpatrick bumper in August; hasn't looked quite as effective over shorter trips on slower ground since; may be one for handicaps at this point.

16/1

8/11

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 4390-0

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
A couple of decent efforts in maiden hurdles last season, including a 16l third of 21 in a maiden at the Christmas meeting at Leopardstown; has failed to justify his handicap mark in races at the Punchestown festival and at Leopardstown on his seasonal debut; however, if he can run close to his 114 mark he could win this.
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12th

2

(11)

20th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:20 Leopardstown

Clonshire River

11st 7lb

J: Ms A Egan

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Point winner; 0-8 over hurdles but was still involved when coming down two starts ago (lesser run since); might not appreciate these conditions and probably up against it on Flat debut.

33/1

7th

2

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 170y

15:07 Punchestown

Clonshire River

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

led, headed but prominent 2nd, weakened from 2 out

5/1

2

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Punchestown

Clonshire River

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Well clear of the rest when narrowly beaten at Thurles in February (1m7f; soft to heavy) where worn down late after a positive ride; seems sure to be thereabouts.

3/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 6

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Hard to steer at times and very green throughout, but still showed ability in a Limerick maiden hurdle two weeks ago; could have profited hugely from the experience, and well worth a market check.
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15

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:07 Down Royal

On Your Way

11st 4lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

took keen hold, led, jinked left 1st, clear when raced wide on turn after 2nd, jinked left and unseated 3rd

10/1

3rd

8

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 132y

14:33 Thurles

On Your Way

11st 4lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Hard to steer at times and very green throughout, but still showed ability in a Limerick maiden hurdle two weeks ago; could have profited hugely from the experience, and well worth a market check.

5/1

Form:

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Did not jump well but was not beaten all that far in a much better Naas maiden hurdle last month; could outrun his likely odds.
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2nd

5

13th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 195y

14:05 Wexford

The Striker Dylan

11st 10lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

An improved effort over C&D last time and there should be more to come from this lightly-raced sort, so considered.

8/1

8th

4

18th May 2024

Soft

2m 1f 55y

14:50 Wexford

The Striker Dylan

11st 11lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

Beaten 26l on handicap debut at Tipperary last time and will have to improve significantly from that.

14/1

8th

4

18th May 2024

Soft

2m 1f 55y

14:50 Wexford

The Striker Dylan

11st 11lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

Beaten 26l on handicap debut at Tipperary last time and will have to improve significantly from that.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 7-709P

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Good run in a Punchestown Festival bumper in 2022 but has never really kicked on from that; pulled up at Fairyhouse last time and makes little appeal.
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12th

2

5th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 190y

18:15 Cork

Get It Right

12st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Sean Aherne

Travelling like a winner on handicap debut when making a mess of the last at Bellewstown (2m4f); got 4lb for that and was beaten favourite when third over 2m6f at Ballinrobe; marked drop in distance but clearly up to winning one of these.

4/1

3rd

1

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 74y

19:30 Ballinrobe

Get It Right

12st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Sean Aherne

held up in rear

9/2

3rd

1

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 74y

19:30 Ballinrobe

Get It Right

12st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Sean Aherne

Much improved on handicap debut at Bellewstown (2m4f) last month, just led and going the best when bad mistake at last and couldn't recover; up 4lb for that but could be a step ahead of the handicapper still.

9/2

Form: 3-70

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fine third in a valuable sales bumper on debut at Fairyhouse last Easter; has finished last in two bumpers since then; might want better ground but has ability.
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11th

9

13th Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 100y

13:00 Wexford

Tommies Call

11st 12lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Jarlath P Fahey

A cracking debut run in a valuable sales bumper last year but has gone downhill from that and best watched.

33/1

11th

11

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Gowran Park

Tommies Call

11st 12lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Jarlath P Fahey

never better than midfield, weakened after 4 out

33/1

6th

10

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 132y

14:33 Thurles

Tommies Call

11st 4lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Fine third in a valuable sales bumper on debut at Fairyhouse last Easter; has finished last in two bumpers since then; might want better ground but has ability.

10/1

Form: 5-04

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Faded late in a Clonmel maiden hurdle last month but showed a good bit and could well be capable of stepping up here.
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9

7th Jul 2024

Good

3m 1f 146y

16:50 Sligo

Glendine Billy

11st 6lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

Beaten favourite when third in modest maiden at Kilbeggan; improved for marked step up in trip when second to Early Arrival at Tramore (2m6f) and should be more to come.

9/1

2nd

8

1st Jun 2024

Soft

2m 5f 175y

19:55 Tramore

Glendine Billy

11st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Anthony Mullins

towards rear, headway on outer 3 out, went fourth 2 out, ran on and went second final 110yds, no match for winner

14/1

3rd

4

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:25 Kilbeggan

Glendine Billy

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

Has yet to threaten and made no impact in a Fairyhouse handicap latest when 50-1; all his racing has been on soft or heavy ground, so these conditions may help.

11/2

Form: P

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Pulled up on her hurdles debut at Punchestown last month; best watched.
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5th

5

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:20 Limerick

Maivangomary

11st 1lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Ray Hackett

in rear throughout, detached from 3 out

33/1

16th

5

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Gowran Park

Maivangomary

11st 7lb

J: Luke Donnelly

T: Ray Hackett

Pulled up on her hurdles debut at Punchestown and completely tailed off at Thurles.

100/1

8th

11

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 132y

14:33 Thurles

Maivangomary

10st 11lb

J: Luke Donnelly

T: Ray Hackett

Pulled up on her hurdles debut at Punchestown last month; best watched.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed ability on the Flat for Andy Slattery in 2020; not seen for 1152 days; now with a new stable and gelded since his last run; best watched on his hurdles debut.
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9th

5

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 132y

14:33 Thurles

Kushkame

11st 4lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Barry T Murphy

Showed ability on the Flat for Andy Slattery in 2020; not seen for 1152 days; now with a new stable and gelded since his last run; best watched on his hurdles debut.

10/1

100/1

Form:

Last run: 100 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten out of sight on debut in a Cork maiden hurdle in November; makes no appeal.
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10th

7

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 132y

14:33 Thurles

Meidhreach

11st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: N Stokes

Beaten out of sight on debut in a Cork maiden hurdle in November; makes no appeal.

100/1

18th

10

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:20 Cork

Meidhreach

11st 7lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: N Stokes

Seventh foal; half-brother to five winners inc Hyperfocus (5f-6f inc 2yo/AW; RPR 104) and King Bertie (6f-1m AW; 92); dam maiden granddaughter of 7f Listed winner; Flat-bred made 33,000Euros as a foal and 40,000Gns as a yearling; best watched.

50/1

Form: P

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Pulled up after racing too keenly on debut at Tramore; tongue-tie tried here; others preferred.
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11th

6

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 132y

14:33 Thurles

Lacken Forest

11st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Gordon Michael Doyle

Pulled up after racing too keenly on debut at Tramore; tongue-tie tried here; others preferred.

100/1

0

8

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 180y

12:00 Tramore

Lacken Forest

11st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Gordon Michael Doyle

took keen hold, midfield

66/1

Form: 830-P7

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Third in a bumper here last year after getting loose beforehand and ran respectably despite hanging right in a Punchestown maiden hurdle last month; has his quirks but has ability, and can get involved here if on his game.
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4th

12

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Gabriel Ranger

11st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph G Murphy

disputed lead early, soon prominent

12/1

4th

12

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Gabriel Ranger

11st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph G Murphy

disputed lead early, soon prominent

12/1

5th

9

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:15 Naas

Gabriel Ranger

11st 6lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Joseph G Murphy

towards rear, headway before 2 out, outpaced approaching last, no impression run-in

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €22.30
Straight Forecast €14.75
Trifecta €97.10

Selections

POSTDATA:

Stagecoach Mary

SPOTLIGHT:

Clonshire River

The Irish Sun:

Stagecoach Mary

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Clonshire River