April 23 / 15.00 Tipperary

15.00

Soft

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  • Prize money: £7439.13
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.40
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1233 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner placed in all three maidens including over this trip at Naas earlier in the month; runner-up over 2m6f on hurdling debut so maybe 2m around here will be on the sharp side for him but opening mark looks fair.
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1st

3

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Tipperary

The Busy Fool

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Bumper winner placed in all three maidens including over this trip at Naas earlier in the month; runner-up over 2m6f on hurdling debut so maybe 2m around here will be on the sharp side for him but opening mark looks fair.

9/2

1st

3

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Tipperary

The Busy Fool

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Bumper winner placed in all three maidens including over this trip at Naas earlier in the month; runner-up over 2m6f on hurdling debut so maybe 2m around here will be on the sharp side for him but opening mark looks fair.

9/2

3rd

12

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Naas

The Busy Fool

11st 12lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Bumper winner at Thurles in October and ran to a similar level when runner-up over hurdles at Down Royal in November; disappointing favourite at Punchestown since and probably has more on his plate again here.

16/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: -11548 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner last summer was tailed off on recent return to action at Naas; stays 2m on the Flat so might prefer a stiffer test of stamina than this over hurdles.
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1st

1

(14)

12th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

2m 1f 0y

20:30 Limerick

Killeemore Lad

10st 1lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

In good form over hurdles and transferred that to the Flat when second in a 2m handicap at Listowel last week; plenty of weight but has a leading chance.

4/1

2nd

11

(1)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 40y

16:50 Listowel

Killeemore Lad

9st 6lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

midfield, headway on outer over 1f out, ran on well and went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

8/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 441202 D BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Best form on heavy ground at Limerick, notably a win and two short-head seconds this term; ran well on good/yielding ground here last summer; change of headgear.
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3rd

2

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Tipperary

Splashing Out

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Eoin Griffin

Best form on heavy ground at Limerick, notably a win and two short-head seconds this term; ran well on good/yielding ground here last summer; change of headgear.

3/1

Form: 271P46 D

Last run: 108 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Won Listowel maiden in September but well held since; back from a break with headgear worn in recent starts left off here.
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5

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 85y

17:20 Clonmel

The Shantou King

11st 12lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: Aengus King

Fair hurdler won Listowel maiden in September and not beaten far off 113 in Tipperary handicap in April; both of those runs were on yielding to soft so this ground might be quicker than ideal for chase debut.

12/1

21

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

The Shantou King

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

Won Listowel maiden in September; well held in novice company; closely matched with Killeemore Lad on recent Tipperary evidence; this is a much deeper race.

25/1

21

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

The Shantou King

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

Won Listowel maiden in September; well held in novice company; closely matched with Killeemore Lad on recent Tipperary evidence; this is a much deeper race.

25/1

Form: 5-6138 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Made all in 2m4f Punchestown maiden in February for Willie Mullins and was third in handicap over almost 3m at Thurles; now back with original trainer and is racing over 2m for the first time.
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3rd

11

27th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 131y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Linden Arden

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Michael J Bowe

towards rear, headway but still plenty to do on outer approaching last, ran on well and went third inside final 110yds, too much to do

20/1

3rd

11

27th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 131y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Linden Arden

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Michael J Bowe

towards rear, headway but still plenty to do on outer approaching last, ran on well and went third inside final 110yds, too much to do

20/1

6th

1

13th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 50y

17:40 Killarney

Linden Arden

11st 10lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J Bowe

prominent, pressed leaders on near side of group when not fluent 3 out, weakened 2 out

8/1

Form: 445

Last run: 168 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Decent maiden on the Flat over 1m4f/1m6f; unplaced in three maiden hurdles; been off since November; handicap debut.
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1st

4

10th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 110y

16:48 Roscommon

Golden Temple

11st 0lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

made all, travelled strongly, clear after 3rd, ridden after 3 out, reduced lead but going okay when mistake 2 out, not fluent last, pushed out, comfortably

7/2

1st

9

24th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 185y

17:35 Downpatrick

Golden Temple

11st 1lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

Maiden under all codes but useful Flat form; ran well in a Tipperary novice handicap but pulled-up at Clonmel since and has questions to answer.

16/1

1st

9

24th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 185y

17:35 Downpatrick

Golden Temple

11st 1lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

Maiden under all codes but useful Flat form; ran well in a Tipperary novice handicap but pulled-up at Clonmel since and has questions to answer.

16/1

Form: 324

Last run: 119 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Touched off at Cork in November on second of three maiden runs; ran well after long lay-off on hurdling debut so capable of going well in first handicap after four months off.
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7th

8

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Tipperary

Picture Of You

11st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Touched off at Cork in November on second of three maiden runs; ran well after long lay-off on hurdling debut so capable of going well in first handicap after four months off.

13/2

Form: 45-257

Last run: 154 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
One placed effort in eight starts in maidens, that coming when second at Kilbeggan last June; back from five months off for handicap debut.
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9th

5

30th May 2024

Good To Firm

2m 3f 0y

19:17 Limerick

Simpletwistoffaith

11st 11lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Patrick J F Hassett

midfield, prominent halfway

12/1

7th

17

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Simpletwistoffaith

11st 8lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Patrick J F Hassett

Kilbeggan maiden last summer (good-to-yielding) his standout effort; better for recent comeback run but still others preferred.

25/1

Form: 541327 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Useful form in juvenile hurdles including when second to smart type in four-runner Grade 3 at Naas; didn't get home over 2m4f on handicap debut at Fairyhouse.
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9th

7

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Tipperary

Pacini

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Useful form in juvenile hurdles including when second to smart type in four-runner Grade 3 at Naas; didn't get home over 2m4f on handicap debut at Fairyhouse.

7/1

9th

7

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Tipperary

Pacini

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Useful form in juvenile hurdles including when second to smart type in four-runner Grade 3 at Naas; didn't get home over 2m4f on handicap debut at Fairyhouse.

7/1

Non-runners

Kudasheva

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €21.50
Straight Forecast €25.67
Tricast €103.52
Trifecta €112.80

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Pacini

SPOTLIGHT:

The Busy Fool

The Irish Sun:

Splashing Out

TOPSPEED:

Pacini

POSTDATA:

Pacini