April 19 / 17.37 Ballinrobe

17.37

Heavy

Tim Kelly (C & G) Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5386.96
  • 2m 1f 144y
  • 15 runners
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Tim Kelly (C & G) Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 34

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten less than 2l in a Roscommon bumper on debut and ran to a similar level when a distant fourth in a Navan bumper since; each-way claims on hurdle bow here.
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3

8th Jul 2024

Good

1m 7f 204y

18:38 Roscommon

On The Steel

11st 8lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Some promise in bumpers and got off the mark in a soft-ground Ballinrobe maiden hurdle (2m1f) in April; pulled-up in a Killarney novice (2m4f) the following month and questions now.

7/1

3

13th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 50y

17:40 Killarney

On The Steel

11st 10lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

towards rear, headway into midfield on near side of group after 4 out, weakened 3 out, dropped to last and detached when pulled up after 2 out

10/1

3

13th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 50y

17:40 Killarney

On The Steel

11st 10lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

towards rear, headway into midfield on near side of group after 4 out, weakened 3 out, dropped to last and detached when pulled up after 2 out

10/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 403

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Distant fourth behind Firefox and Ballyburn on debut at Fairyhouse was promising and bounced back from a lesser run when third of 20 at Down Royal last month; interesting if first-time cheekpieces eke out a bit more.
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2nd

4

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

17:37 Ballinrobe

Doctor Glide

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Tom Dreaper

prominent throughout, went second home turn, challenging inside final 110yds, kept on

3/1

2nd

4

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

17:37 Ballinrobe

Doctor Glide

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Tom Dreaper

prominent throughout, went second home turn, challenging inside final 110yds, kept on

3/1

3rd

8

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:07 Down Royal

Doctor Glide

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Tom Dreaper

midfield

13/2

OUR TIP

15/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 25

Last run: 332 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Useful performer on the Flat for Andrew Balding and two solid efforts in maiden hurdles since switching to this yard; off 11 months but will be a major player if fit in this field.
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7th

12

6th Jul 2024

Good

2m 1f 40y

17:58 Bellewstown

Napper Tandy

10st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Matthew J Smith

led narrowly, headed and prominent 3rd, weakened after 3 out

10/1

1st

4

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 170y

13:22 Punchestown

Napper Tandy

11st 6lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

made all, faced challenge after 2 out, ridden approaching last, not fluent last, went clear final 110yds

100/30

1

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 80y

15:35 Listowel

Napper Tandy

11st 12lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Dual winner on the Flat for Andrew Balding; went close in a maiden hurdle a year ago and again at Ballinrobe in April; well beaten on his handicap debut in a competitive Punchestown heat last month; tough ask to give weight to all of his rivals here.

9/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Califet gelding; cost 13,000euros as a foal; dam unraced half-sister to useful 2m-2m4f hurdle winner Field Commander, bumper/2m hurdle winner Rathmuck Native and 2m1f/2m5f Flat and 2m2f-2m5f hurdle winner Point The Toes; newcomer and may want further.
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8th

3

15th Jul 2024

Good

2m 2f 165y

18:00 Downpatrick

Eoins Charm

12st 0lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Andrew Slattery

Belied long odds when running a nice race in a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle on debut; proved it was no flash in the pan when in the process of producing another big effort when coming down at the last back at same on second start; favourite but tapped for toe at a crucial stage before staying on best into second in a Kilbeggan bumper latest; extra yardage here a bonus.

7/2

2nd

2

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

20:15 Kilbeggan

Eoins Charm

12st 0lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Andrew Slattery

Finished fourth (third won since) in Ballinrobe maiden hurdle on debut at a big price and was running a fine race there next time when falling at the last; should make his presence felt if transferring that form to a bumper; rerouted from Downpatrick on Saturday.

5/2

Form: 5

Last run: 139 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Had a tough ask on debut in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse in December; no doubt this is easier and wasn't disgraced having been beaten 26l but will need to settle better and improve after 139 days off.
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10th

7

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

Giant Haystacks

11st 4lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

never better than midfield, no extra from 2 out

10/1

10th

7

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

Giant Haystacks

11st 4lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

never better than midfield, no extra from 2 out

10/1

5th

7

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

17:37 Ballinrobe

Giant Haystacks

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

led, headed approaching last, not fluent last, soon weakened

5/1

Form:

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed off on debut in a maiden hurdle at Cork last month when 20-1, just ahead of re-opposing You're Kidding Me; may come on for that but needs to settle better and has a fair bit to find.
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6th

5

5th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 190y

18:15 Cork

Nicholas Street

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

Maiden runs not without merit; from useful French family and could well be a different proposition now sent handicapping; watch the betting.

9/2

6th

9

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

13:00 Killarney

Nicholas Street

10st 13lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

Has shown some ability in two maiden hurdles but is more likely to prosper once handicapping.

18/1

6th

9

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

13:00 Killarney

Nicholas Street

10st 13lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

Has shown some ability in two maiden hurdles but is more likely to prosper once handicapping.

18/1

Form: P09

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Pulled up on debut and tailed off at huge prices twice since.
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6

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 162y

19:15 Sligo

Fairytale New York

11st 6lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Mrs C O’Leary

towards rear, not fluent 1st, bad mistake and unseated 2nd

25/1

Form: P

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Pulled up when 250s for his debut at Limerick in January; off 80 days.
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14th

8

4th Jul 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

18:50 Tipperary

Mayday Games

11st 4lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Well held both completed starts at Ballinrobe and 96-rated gelding is hard to fancy.

16/1

4

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 162y

19:15 Sligo

Mayday Games

11st 9lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Not bad efforts in maiden hurdles the last twice but will have to improve to score on handicap debut off this mark; still needs a market check.

10/1

4th

8

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 77y

17:50 Ballinrobe

Mayday Games

11st 4lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Paul John Gilligan

raced in fourth behind clear leaders throughout, no impression from 2 out

25/1

Form: U-

Last run: 516 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Unseated in Irish Point's maiden hurdle at Cork 18 months ago; will probably appreciate further than this and best watched after 516 days off.
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8th

10

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

18:00 Ballinrobe

Opposite Ends

11st 4lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Unseated on debut; never in contention at this venue last month; well held by Eoins Charm.

25/1

8th

10

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

18:00 Ballinrobe

Opposite Ends

11st 4lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Unseated on debut; never in contention at this venue last month; well held by Eoins Charm.

25/1

Form:

Last run: 341 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Flat winner off 57 at Dundalk last month but was well held on his only previous hurdle outing a year ago; tough ask back in this sphere.
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10th

3

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 182y

18:15 Sligo

Highland King

11st 8lb

J: Alex Harvey

T: John C McConnell

1m2f AW winner at a lowly level; has looked outclassed in maiden hurdles but should do better in handicaps.

10/1

8th

4

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

13:55 Punchestown

Highland King

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Kidd

T: John C McConnell

Modest Flat winner who finished well held in a Ballinrobe maiden a month ago (80-1).

66/1

8th

4

21st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

13:55 Punchestown

Highland King

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Kidd

T: John C McConnell

Modest Flat winner who finished well held in a Ballinrobe maiden a month ago (80-1).

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Mootaharer gelding; half-brother to point winner See A Stride; dam unraced sister to bumper/2m hurdle winner Old Tricks, half-sister to smart 2m4f-3m hurdle/chase winner According To John and 3m hurdle winner Simple Glory; stoutly bred and may need further.
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13th

11

27th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 131y

17:00 Ballinrobe

Ontheblind

11st 4lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John F O’Neill

awkward start, in rear, not fluent 3rd

100/1

13th

11

27th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 131y

17:00 Ballinrobe

Ontheblind

11st 4lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John F O’Neill

awkward start, in rear, not fluent 3rd

100/1

11th

11

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

17:37 Ballinrobe

Ontheblind

11st 4lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John F O’Neill

towards rear throughout, jumped left 3rd, no extra from 3 out

20/1

Form:

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed off 200-1 shot at Cork last month; best watched dropping in trip.
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7th

6

18th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 1f 0y

20:15 Killarney

Kinski

12st 0lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Patrick G Kelly

towards rear, some headway 2f out, soon no impression

100/1

12th

9

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

17:37 Ballinrobe

Kinski

11st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

towards rear, not fluent 2nd

200/1

12th

9

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

17:37 Ballinrobe

Kinski

11st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

towards rear, not fluent 2nd

200/1

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Youmzain gelding; dam 5f/6f winner (including 2yo; RPR 80), half-sister to winners Tender Process (5f-7f) and Lady Pahia (7f) out of 6f/7f winner; unlikely to be involved on debut.
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3

7th Jul 2024

Good

2m 1f 80y

14:00 Sligo

Texas King

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: L Young

Nothing in his three outings in recent months to suggest he can play a leading part.

50/1

11th

10

1st Jun 2024

Soft

2m 0f 50y

18:20 Tramore

Texas King

11st 4lb

J: Niall Moore

T: L Young

midfield

150/1

14th

10

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

16:45 Ballinrobe

Texas King

11st 4lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: L Young

in touch with leaders

50/1

Form:

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Finished alongside re-opposing stablemate Nicholas Street when tailed off in a maiden hurdle at Cork last month when 50-1; plenty to find.
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9th

5

23rd Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:48 Hexham

Youre Kidding Me

10st 12lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Big odds and tailed off in the spring on first two starts; has since left Enda Bolger; probably best watched on stable debut.

25/1

14th

15

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

17:37 Ballinrobe

Youre Kidding Me

10st 10lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: E Bolger

midfield, not fluent 4th, not fluent 2 out

25/1

14th

15

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

17:37 Ballinrobe

Youre Kidding Me

10st 10lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: E Bolger

didn't always jump with fluency, never better than midfield, weakened from 2 out

25/1

Form: 50-75

Last run: 325 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tailed off in four starts at triple figure odds so far and off 325 days.
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13th

14

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 120y

17:05 Cork

Khewilltu

11st 5lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: John F O’Neill

Beaten when falling late on in a maiden at Bellewstown; has no obvious form claims on handicap debut.

33/1

13th

14

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 120y

17:05 Cork

Khewilltu

11st 5lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: John F O’Neill

Beaten when falling late on in a maiden at Bellewstown; has no obvious form claims on handicap debut.

33/1

Non-runners

A Brave Man, Saynothinatall, Youmzain Bolt

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Payout
Exacta €23.90
Straight Forecast €15.73
Trifecta €56.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Napper Tandy

TOPSPEED:

Doctor Glide

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Napper Tandy

POSTDATA:

Napper Tandy

The Irish Sun:

Napper Tandy