May 06 / 14.10 Down Royal

14.10

Good

Club Lemon Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5130.43
  • 2m 0f 180y
  • 20 runners
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Club Lemon Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

Form: 80060-

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Disappointing favourite when upped in trip and dropped in class at Thurles, faded tamely back at 2m on handicap debut at Naas; hard to judge his best trip and needs to jump better; perhaps drier ground will help.
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Verdict Starting price

10th

5

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 165y

13:40 Downpatrick

Tell Us This

11st 8lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Was disqualified for interference after winning at Down Royal and was then a solid second at Ballinrobe; needs more up another 3lb but looks likely to be involved.

4/1

2nd

10

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Tell Us This

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, headway after 2 out, kept on and went second but no chance with winner towards finish

4/1

2nd

10

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Tell Us This

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, headway after 2 out, kept on and went second but no chance with winner towards finish

4/1

Form: 7P/42- BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Showed promise a couple of times for Jimmy Mangan before being snapped up by the Emmet Mullins/Paul Byrne axis; remarkably was sent off 4-6 for handicap on Thyestes day at Gowran but didn't get home on deep ground; finished off well when second at Downpatrick (2m3f) ten days ago and now starts off for new connections.
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5th

10

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 134y

15:28 Punchestown

Benjis Benefit

11st 1lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

jumped left on occasions, soon prominent, led before 2nd, hung left on turn after 4th, not fluent 5th

7/2

5th

10

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 134y

15:28 Punchestown

Benjis Benefit

11st 1lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Maiden has been getting nearer to breakthrough, runner-up in 2m3f Downpatrick handicap for Emmet Mullins and on first start for current yard finished a clear second over 2m1f at Down Royal, having been slightly hampered late on by winner; likes decent ground and should go well if seeing this trip out.

7/2

2nd

1

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Benjis Benefit

12st 0lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

prominent throughout, briefly disputed lead before 2 out, went clear with winner run-in, bit short of room towards finish

7/4

Form: 00F4-

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten in three completions in maidens; makes no appeal on handicap debut.
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3rd

11

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Whos In Midfield

11st 7lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Shane Ryder

soon led, headed but prominent after 3rd, outpaced after 3 out, ran on and went modest third towards finish, no match for first two

50/1

3rd

11

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Whos In Midfield

11st 7lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Shane Ryder

soon led, headed but prominent after 3rd, outpaced after 3 out, ran on and went modest third towards finish, no match for first two

50/1

4th

4

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

13:45 Limerick

Whos In Midfield

11st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Shane Ryder

in rear throughout

25/1

Form: 0000-

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Well held all four starts including 30l defeat on handicap debut at Naas.
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4th

11

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 182y

18:45 Sligo

Divilabother

10st 11lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Thomas Coyle

midfield early, towards rear when pushed along and headway after 3 out, went fourth after last

10/1

4th

15

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Divilabother

11st 4lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Thomas Coyle

towards rear, headway after 3 out, still plenty to do 2 out, ran on well and went fourth final strides, nearest finish

50/1

Form: 52PP3-

Last run: 104 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Longstanding maiden but loads of placed form on the Flat and over hurdles; usually kept busy but last seen when third of 16 over C&D in January; no surprise if he makes the frame again.
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2nd

4

18th May 2024

Soft

2m 1f 55y

15:25 Wexford

Breagagh

11st 10lb

J: Mr N Gault

T: S Michael Millar

Maiden after 46 races under all codes but placed lots of times; solid run after a break at Down Royal and likely to be involved.

6/1

2nd

4

18th May 2024

Soft

2m 1f 55y

15:25 Wexford

Breagagh

11st 10lb

J: Mr N Gault

T: S Michael Millar

Maiden after 46 races under all codes but placed lots of times; solid run after a break at Down Royal and likely to be involved.

6/1

5th

7

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Breagagh

11st 10lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

midfield, headway on outer 2 out, kept on well run-in, not reach leaders

10/1

Form: 26043-

Last run: 234 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Fourth in this last year and went close in a couple of handicaps in Britain during the summer; third at Downpatrick last time but that was nearly eight months ago.
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Verdict Starting price

11th

1

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

18:10 Uttoxeter

Chancer Dancer

11st 12lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

0-12 over hurdles but returned from break with very respectable sixth of 20 at Down Royal (2m1f, good; also effective on soft) last month and will be suited by today's move back up in trip; no surprise if she features.

6/1

6th

20

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Chancer Dancer

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Noel C Kelly

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, led after 3rd, headed before 2 out, weakened approaching last

10/1

6th

20

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Chancer Dancer

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Noel C Kelly

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, led after 3rd

10/1

Form: 59002-

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
By far his best run over hurdles after five months off when second to an improver at Tramore, well clear of third Up And Out; chance if he can back that up.
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10th

10

2nd Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:30 Kilbeggan

Forever Frankie

11st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Sean Aherne

Maiden's best run over hurdles came on return from five months off when second to an improver at Tramore; well held last time.

14/1

7th

4

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Forever Frankie

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Sean Aherne

prominent, pressed leaders when bit short of room before 2 out, weakened from last

7/1

7th

4

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Forever Frankie

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Sean Aherne

prominent

7/1

Form: 0000-

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Shrewd yard but 5yo was unfancied when well beaten on handicap debut at Naas.
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8th

9

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Royal Time

11st 9lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Shane Crawley

in touch with leaders on inner

33/1

8th

9

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Royal Time

11st 9lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Shane Crawley

in touch with leaders on inner

33/1

14th

11

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:17 Naas

Royal Time

11st 3lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Shane Crawley

Second runner for yard; best of three maiden runs was on debut at Down Royal; worth a check to see how he fares in the market relative to his stablemate.

22/1

33/1

Form: 0070-

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Similar to stablemate Royal Time, was unfancied when well held on handicap debut at Naas.
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2nd

11

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

16:17 Punchestown

Del Girl

11st 6lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Shane Crawley

in touch with leaders

14/1

9th

10

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Del Girl

11st 7lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Shane Crawley

midfield

33/1

Form: 25506-

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
20-race maiden over hurdles but was beaten no more than a length when placed in three handicaps in early autumn; not as good since but another who will enjoy better ground; each-way chance.
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8th

17

10th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 142y

18:18 Roscommon

Banada Bridge

11st 2lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Mrs Denise Foster

First reserve; most recent run was over fences; well exposed in handicap hurdles; hit a patch of decent form last September/October but hard to fancy on subsequent form.

6th

8

27th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 54y

18:00 Ballinrobe

Banada Bridge

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Mrs Denise Foster

always behind, lost touch 3 out, tailed off

50/1

6th

8

27th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 54y

18:00 Ballinrobe

Banada Bridge

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Mrs Denise Foster

always behind, lost touch 3 out, tailed off

50/1

Form: 0U60/

Last run: 394 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Beaten around 60l all completed starts in maidens; handicap debut after 13 months off with headgear fitted.
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1st

7

16th Jun 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 165y

16:35 Downpatrick

Rightfolksplease

11st 10lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Paul W Flynn

The money has come for him since going handicapping and only beaten a neck at Wexford; didn't like his finishing effort when beaten 8l at Roscommon on Monday after he had loomed up going like a winner, but maybe he got there too soon; expect him to be played much later here.

11/4

2nd

9

10th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 142y

18:18 Roscommon

Rightfolksplease

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Paul W Flynn

Mid-division on handicap debut at Down Royal; was well fancied then but probably needed the run after 13 months off; comes into the reckoning now following second placing at Wexford; has an edge over Chosen Shant on that running.

3/1

2nd

12

18th May 2024

Soft

2m 1f 55y

14:50 Wexford

Rightfolksplease

11st 4lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Paul W Flynn

Beaten 20l on handicap debut at Down Royal after 13 months off; should have improved from that, so not dismissed.

12/1

20/1

Form: /9RPF-

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Had decent form for Adrian Murray in 2022 when placed in maidens over further and in Sligo handicap over this trip; nothing for current yard, faller halfway at Naas when returning from lay-off.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 134y

15:58 Punchestown

Shes Tobias

11st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Had decent form for Adrian Murray in 2022; faller on last month's return and well held at Down Royal latest; of limited appeal.

16/1

4th

6

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 134y

15:58 Punchestown

Shes Tobias

11st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Had decent form for Adrian Murray in 2022; faller on last month's return and well held at Down Royal latest; of limited appeal.

16/1

12th

6

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Shes Tobias

11st 11lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

midfield

20/1

Form: F000B-

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Mid-division finish on second handicap start at Naas wasn't too bad; brought down at halfway at same venue since; hooded.
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16

18th May 2024

Soft

3m 1f 50y

17:10 Wexford

Ballerina Boxer

10st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: D Harvey

0-8 over hurdles and has offered little in handicaps; opposable on chase debut.

33/1

16

18th May 2024

Soft

3m 1f 50y

17:10 Wexford

Ballerina Boxer

10st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: D Harvey

0-8 over hurdles and has offered little in handicaps; opposable on chase debut.

33/1

13th

19

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Ballerina Boxer

11st 2lb

J: Alex Harvey

T: D Harvey

towards rear

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 62403-

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Maiden with plenty of placed form on goodish ground including when second in Sligo handicap last summer; got a bit tired after seven months off when third at Tramore (Forever Frankie second) and should strip fitter here.
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14th

3

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Up And Out

11st 13lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

8/1

14th

3

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Up And Out

11st 13lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

8/1

Form: /U708-

Last run: 132 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Noted connections but modest form over hurdles and fences and been off since Christmas; handicap hurdle debut.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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15th

8

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Natural Ability

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: A J Martin

midfield

18/1

15th

8

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Natural Ability

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: A J Martin

midfield

18/1

8th

10

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

15:15 Limerick

Natural Ability

10st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

Modest form over hurdles and fences and very difficult to make a case for.

33/1

33/1

Form: 0606-

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Smaller margin of defeat on latest maiden start but that is still modest form; handicap debut.
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16th

17

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Volez Vous

11st 4lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: D Deacon

midfield

33/1

16th

17

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Volez Vous

11st 4lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: D Deacon

midfield

33/1

6th

7

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:35 Clonmel

Volez Vous

11st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: D Deacon

Tailed off in trio of starts at triple figure odds so far.

100/1

25/1

Form: 76080-

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Related to plenty of winners but modest form so far including when hooded for recent handicap debut (2m4f); better for that run and for coming back in trip.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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17th

18

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

A La Carte

11st 2lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Liz Doyle

prominent, soon went second

25/1

17th

18

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

A La Carte

11st 2lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Liz Doyle

prominent, soon went second

25/1

10th

13

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 110y

19:05 Bellewstown

A La Carte

11st 3lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Liz Doyle

midfield

11/1

20/1

Form: 04055-

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Showed ability on Flat in Britain; well held over hurdles so far including in handicaps here and at Ludlow; better ground should help.
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4th

14

3rd Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Spyfall

10st 3lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders after 3 out, went fourth before 2 out, no impression when mistake last, kept on

14/1

8th

19

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Spyfall

10st 4lb

T: P J Rothwell

Third reserve; dual purpose maiden has better Flat form; recent handicap hurdle form leaves her with a fair bit to find.

Form: 06000-

Last run: 144 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Decent on the Flat (rated 70) and had been in good form in that discipline prior to latest run; not shown much over hurdles and looks yard second-string; rider had notable winner at Punchestown.
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6th

13

(1)

12th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 110y

17:30 Limerick

Roderick

8st 8lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

7f looked inadequate at Tipperary last time but this trip may stretch his stamina although he looks the stable first-string.

9/2

3rd

9

(13)

28th May 2024

Yielding

0m 7f 20y

17:15 Tipperary

Roderick

9st 6lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

pressed leader, pushed along briefly early

7/2

3rd

9

(13)

28th May 2024

Yielding

0m 7f 20y

17:15 Tipperary

Roderick

9st 6lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Four-time winner; stuck to his task to be under 3l away in a 1m handicap at Leopardstown 11 days ago; this shorter trip is a worry but blinkers may sharpen him up.

7/2

Form: 5R080-

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Dual Flat winner ran okay on AW in March; hurdles form has been poor but could fare better on this ground with blinkers fitted.
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2

(6)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

19:50 Roscommon

Eikonix

9st 12lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Refused to race over hurdles in blinkers last time; has had very little racing on the level in the last two years and has to return to his old Flat form.

33/1

2

(6)

20th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 14y

19:50 Roscommon

Eikonix

9st 12lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Refused to race over hurdles in blinkers last time; has had very little racing on the level in the last two years and has to return to his old Flat form.

33/1

12

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

14:10 Down Royal

Eikonix

11st 6lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

refused to race

20/1

Non-runners

Sunwalk, Perfect Pupil, Mullins Cross

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Payout
Straight Forecast €41.86
Tricast €956.76

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Chancer Dancer

SPOTLIGHT:

Benjis Benefit

POSTDATA:

Up And Out

The Irish Sun:

Eikonix

TOPSPEED:

Chancer Dancer