February 25 / 15.55 Naas

15.55

Soft To Heavy

Pertemps Network Group Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £11286.96
  • 2m 6f 147y
  • 14 runners
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Pertemps Network Group Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £24.70
  • Place: £5.80

Form: 9-P249

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Two wins for Gordon Elliott; a couple of good runs at Ayr and Cheltenham in November; soundly beaten at Musselburgh last time; 2lb wrong and others preferred.
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16th

24

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Noble Birth

10st 3lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Tongue tied for new yard this term; raced a bit freely up front in cheekpieces (dispensed with since) in November on sole run here; stays 3m but everything really clicked when he took the Naas qualifier (2m7f, soft) 18 days ago from Cleatus Poolaw; his revised mark demands a fair bit more.

20/1

1st

15

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Noble Birth

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: E McNamara

Two wins for Gordon Elliott; a couple of good runs at Ayr and Cheltenham in November; soundly beaten at Musselburgh last time; 2lb wrong and others preferred.

25/1

9th

12

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Noble Birth

10st 6lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Tongue tied for new yard this term and back-to-form second at Ayr (3m) on second occasion, when he seemed in charge at the final flight; raced a bit freely up front in first-time cheekpieces (dispensed with today) at Cheltenham two weeks later but not disgraced; peak efforts on good or good to soft; place chance.

12/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 2221 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Did well to win a maiden hurdle over 2m2f here last month; looks a horse that will really relish this sort of trip and unlikely to be far away.
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4th

4

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:40 Punchestown

Cleatus Poolaw

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

First or second in his two points and all five hurdle races on home territory before failing to stay 3m in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham; balance of form gives him a good chance of reaching the money; would get 7lb from Mistergif in a handicap, 3lb from No Flies On Him.

5/1

4th

4

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:40 Punchestown

Cleatus Poolaw

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

First or second in his two points and all five hurdle races on home territory before failing to stay 3m in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham; balance of form gives him a good chance of reaching the money; would get 7lb from Mistergif in a handicap, 3lb from No Flies On Him.

5/1

9th

11

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Cleatus Poolaw

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

First or second in his two points and all five races under rules; progressing well as a hurdler, following his Naas maiden win (2m3f) with always-prominent second of 14 to Noble Birth in the Pertemps qualifier there (2m7f, soft) 18 days ago; 3m can help with further progress.

7/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 171184 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Career best performance when landing the Kerry National in September; twice a winner over hurdles and tries his hand here off his 19lb lower mark; interesting.
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3rd

8

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Desertmore House

10st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Martin Brassil

Career best performance when landing the Kerry National in September; twice a winner over hurdles and tries his hand here off his 19lb lower mark; interesting.

6/1

4th

3

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

14:45 Naas

Desertmore House

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Martin Brassil

raced in third, dropped to rear before 5 out, detached 2 out, kept on run-in

7/1

8th

9

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Desertmore House

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Martin Brassil

never better than midfield, kept on from last

11/2

Form: -P1515 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Went up 13lb for winning a Gowran handicap hurdle in September; won a handicap chase at Fairyhouse in December but lack-lustre effort at Thurles after that; back over hurdles here and gets bang in off bottom-weight; should be competitive.
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4

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Emancipator

11st 2lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Very best form has come over fences at this sort of trip on similar ground; rated lower over timber and ran okay when fourth of 14 at Naas last month; step back up in trip will suit.

9/1

4th

12

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Emancipator

10st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Went up 13lb for winning a Gowran handicap hurdle in September; won a handicap chase at Fairyhouse in December but lack-lustre effort at Thurles after that; back over hurdles here and gets bang in off bottom-weight; should be competitive.

8/1

5th

4

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Emancipator

11st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Better chaser than hurdler with three wins, most recently with a game success in a 3m handicap chase at Punchestown last month; up another 8lb for that; this trip is fine for him and he could well go close again.

5/1

Form: 5215-4

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Won off 88 a couple of years ago and at Cork 11 months ago off 105; should come on for his run at Fairyhouse last month after nine months off; new headgear combination here and could go close despite being 2lb wrong.
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4th

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Waittillitellyou

11st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Edward Cawley

Won this race last year but arrived in better form and he's struggled from his revised mark; 10lb higher for this year's renewal; place claims if he can get back to his best.

12/1

5th

14

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Waittillitellyou

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Won off 88 a couple of years ago and at Cork 11 months ago off 105; should come on for his run at Fairyhouse last month after nine months off; new headgear combination here and could go close despite being 2lb wrong.

8/1

8

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:22 Fairyhouse

Waittillitellyou

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Lightly-raced 10yo went close over C&D a year ago before decisive Cork win over this trip on heavy in March; solid enough effort after 10lb rise here following month and off the track since; runs well fresh and yard in fine form of late so has to be respected.

7/1

Form: -145P1 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict
Went up 35lb for two very impressive handicap wins in late 2022; came right back to his best under this rider in a Listed handicap at Leopardstown earlier this month; up another 6lb but likely to go close again.
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1st

2

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Maxxum

11st 11lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, led narrowly from 5 out, not fluent 3 out, went clear going best before last, ridden and reduced lead run-in, always doing enough

14/1

1st

2

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Maxxum

11st 11lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, led narrowly from 5 out, not fluent 3 out, went clear going best before last, ridden and reduced lead run-in, always doing enough

14/1

5

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 45y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Maxxum

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

led on inner, not fluent 4th, briefly headed after 4th, not fluent 5th, faced challenges when not fluent then stumbled and fell 2 out

14/1

Form: /524-7 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Returned from a year off to run okay in a Listed handicap hurdle at Navan; probably best watched still.
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3

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Capilano Bridge

11st 9lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Two good runs in defeat last season over fences but struggled both runs this term back over timber; may find testing ground over this trip too much.

20/1

7th

5

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Capilano Bridge

10st 10lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Returned from a year off to run okay in a Listed handicap hurdle at Navan; probably best watched still.

33/1

7th

2

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Navan

Capilano Bridge

11st 10lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

midfield, mistake and lost ground 1st, soon dropped to rear

20/1

Form: 1-02P

Last run: 61 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Off the track for a year after winning a Wexford maiden hurdle in 2022; went closest in a 2m6f handicap hurdle at Navan in November before scoping dirty at Limerick a month later; progressive if her latest run can be ignored and looks a player from 1lb out of the handicap.
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8th

13

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Ms Agartha Yeats

10st 0lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

Off the track for a year after winning a Wexford maiden hurdle in 2022; went closest in a 2m6f handicap hurdle at Navan in November before scoping dirty at Limerick a month later; progressive if her latest run can be ignored and looks a player from 1lb out of the handicap.

16/1

0

4

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:08 Limerick

Ms Agartha Yeats

11st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

Off for a year after winning her maiden hurdle; fine effort when narrowly beaten in a 2m6f handicap hurdle at Navan last month; probably best at around that trip but respected back at this trip in mares company.

5/1

2nd

9

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

13:55 Navan

Ms Agartha Yeats

10st 10lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

got loose beforehand, midfield, jumped slightly right 2nd, headway after 2 out, went second and challenging approaching last, not fluent last, soon ridden, kept on well

7/1

Form: 232218

Last run: 91 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Consistent performer gained a second career win in a Clonmel handicap hurdle in November; well beaten off his new mark at Punchestown later that month; best watched.
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2nd

9

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 6f 160y

19:25 Limerick

Stuzzikini

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent behind clear leader

7/1

2nd

9

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 6f 160y

19:25 Limerick

Stuzzikini

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent behind clear leader

7/1

11th

15

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Stuzzikini

10st 12lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

never better than midfield

66/1

Form: /000F-

Last run: 385 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Not a bad juvenile two seasons ago but lost his way towards the end of 2022 and not seen for over a year; best watched.
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9th

8

(11)

14th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 182y

19:50 Killarney

The Tide Turns

9st 1lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Rated on a par with Highwind over hurdles but he fell at the Dublin Racing Festival and then finished tailed off in a handicap at Naas; therefore, his current wellbeing is an issue but he did well on the Flat for Sir Mark Prescott and could still be a factor here.

16/1

9th

8

(11)

14th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 182y

19:50 Killarney

The Tide Turns

9st 1lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Rated on a par with Highwind over hurdles but he fell at the Dublin Racing Festival and then finished tailed off in a handicap at Naas; therefore, his current wellbeing is an issue but he did well on the Flat for Sir Mark Prescott and could still be a factor here.

16/1

10th

6

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

The Tide Turns

10st 10lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Not a bad juvenile two seasons ago but lost his way towards the end of 2022 and not seen for over a year; best watched.

33/1

Form: 8109-0

Last run: 119 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Dead-heated with Princess Zoe in a Punchestown maiden hurdle a year ago; exposed in better company after that and well beaten in a Galway handicap in October when last seen; tongue-tie tried here and respected at her best but has a question to answer.
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4th

4

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 100y

18:22 Wexford

Ladybank

11st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

pressed winner early, lost second and prominent behind clear leader before 2nd

10/1

4th

4

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 100y

18:22 Wexford

Ladybank

11st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

pressed winner early, lost second and prominent behind clear leader before 2nd

10/1

14/1

Form: 561

Last run: 161 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Decisive winner of a 3m maiden hurdle at Listowel in September when last seen; should struggle from 6lb out of the handicap but might be capable of any amount of improvement and has an Albert Bartlett entry.
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12th

16

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Meyo

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Thomas Gibney

Decisive winner of a 3m maiden hurdle at Listowel in September when last seen; should struggle from 6lb out of the handicap but might be capable of any amount of improvement and has an Albert Bartlett entry.

14/1

Form: 86-401 D

Last run: 219 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Much more at home over staying trips, most recently scoring over 2m7f at Killarney in July in today's headgear combination; will be more at home on summer ground but interesting one to watch after seven months off.
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2nd

4

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:10 Killarney

Lady Rita

11st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Louise G Lyons

towards rear, headway 2 out, went second after last, kept on, no match for winner

16/1

2nd

4

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:10 Killarney

Lady Rita

11st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Louise G Lyons

towards rear, headway 2 out, went second after last, kept on, no match for winner

16/1

13th

10

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Lady Rita

10st 3lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Louise G Lyons

Much more at home over staying trips, most recently scoring over 2m7f at Killarney in July in today's headgear combination; will be more at home on summer ground but interesting one to watch after seven months off.

12/1

Form: 567513

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Readily accounted for a subsequent winner in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Limerick in December; ran well under his 12lb penalty at Cork subsequently; handicapper might just have his measure for now.
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18th

27

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

Catos Revenge

10st 2lb

T: P J Rothwell

Second reserve; winner at Limerick over Christmas but struggled from revised mark.

18th

27

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

Catos Revenge

10st 2lb

T: P J Rothwell

Second reserve; winner at Limerick over Christmas but struggled from revised mark.

Non-runners

Good Time Jonny, Will Do

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Payout
Exacta €114.00
Straight Forecast €64.64
Tricast €292.91
Trifecta €1640.50

Selections

POSTDATA:

Will Do

TOPSPEED:

Noble Birth

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Good Time Jonny

SPOTLIGHT:

Waittillitellyou

The Irish Sun:

Will Do