May 16 / 16.55 Clonmel

16.55

Good

Clonmel Racecourse Supporters Club Claiming Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5130.43
  • 2m 3f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Clonmel Racecourse Supporters Club Claiming Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 6213P-

Last run: 102 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner on a sound surface but handled testing ground fine when winning a Galway handicap chase last October; fine third back over hurdles at Navan before a poor run at Leopardstown; chance if back to form.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

Natural Look

11st 6lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

midfield, headway 4 out, challenging when not fluent 2 out, shaken up to lead after last, pushed out and went clear towards finish

9/2

1st

5

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

Natural Look

11st 6lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

midfield, headway 4 out, challenging when not fluent 2 out, shaken up to lead after last, pushed out and went clear towards finish

9/2

14/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 23920-

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Dual point winner has been placed four times in maiden hurdles including at this track; out of his depth at Punchestown last time but this is more suitable; still needs more.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

On Lovers Walk

11st 8lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Gerard Kelleher

prominent behind clear leaders, headway after 4th, went second after 3 out, led 2 out, headed after last, kept on, no match for winner

14/1

2nd

3

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

On Lovers Walk

11st 8lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Gerard Kelleher

prominent behind clear leaders, headway after 4th, went second after 3 out, led 2 out, headed after last, kept on, no match for winner

14/1

12th

11

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:05 Punchestown

On Lovers Walk

10st 13lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Gerard Kelleher

Dual point winner has been placed four times in maiden hurdles including behind Purse Price at Thurles; not suited by the race conditions.

40/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: P4P36- D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Maiden hurdle winner in 2021 has been mostly over fences since, winning two handicaps; not bad runs the last twice in that sphere and has a squeak if back to form.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 91y

16:45 Sligo

Routine Excellence

12st 0lb

J: Alix Balfe

T: Gavin Cromwell

Mostly seen over fences these days but finished third in a Clonmel claimer last month and won't be far away with something similar.

10/1

3rd

4

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

Routine Excellence

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, headway after 4 out, went third before 2 out, kept on

8/1

3rd

4

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

Routine Excellence

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, headway after 4 out, went third before 2 out, kept on

8/1

Form: 80U5P- D

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Latest of his three hurdle wins came in a Sligo claimer last summer; below that form since in all spheres and was poor over fences last twice; needs a revival.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

3

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 165y

13:40 Downpatrick

Bigz Belief

11st 9lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Last of three hurdle wins came in a Sligo claimer last summer; decent effort in a Clonmel claimer but below that level in a handicap here since; others appeal more.

9/1

5th

3

24th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 185y

17:35 Downpatrick

Bigz Belief

11st 11lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Last of three hurdle wins came in a Sligo claimer last summer; a fair run in a Clonmel claimer last time but has to do more back in a handicap.

9/1

5th

3

24th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 185y

17:35 Downpatrick

Bigz Belief

11st 11lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Last of three hurdle wins came in a Sligo claimer last summer; a fair run in a Clonmel claimer last time but has to do more back in a handicap.

9/1

Form: /0476- D

Last run: 161 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Not a bad Flat horse, albeit just one AW score; well beaten on his last two starts over fences but would have a chance on the form of his hurdles fourth at Listowel last September.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

(13)

12th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 110y

17:30 Limerick

Kendancer

9st 0lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

held up in rear, still plenty to do over 2f out, headway from under 2f out, keeping on when bit short of room over 1f out, went fourth final 110yds, not reach leaders

4/1

1st

10

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 91y

16:45 Sligo

Kendancer

10st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Behind Routine Excellence in a Clonmel claimer before scoring comfortably from Gino Drummer Boy at Limerick (good to yielding); this may take more winning and could do without the forecast rain.

11/4

1st

11

30th May 2024

Good To Firm

2m 0f 100y

17:15 Limerick

Kendancer

10st 8lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

towards rear, headway from 3 out, challenging when left in lead 2 out, not fluent last, pushed out and went clear towards finish, comfortably

7/1

Form: 4266U-

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Showed some ability in several maiden hurdles last summer without winning; has had jumping issues in hunter chases and points lately but would have a squeak on his best hurdle form.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

12

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 91y

16:45 Sligo

Gino Drummer Boy

10st 8lb

J: Paddy Cleary

T: Gordon Elliott

Behind Kendancer in his last two claimers and this 12-race maiden is looking exposed; he's another who might not appreciate the rain forecast.

7/1

2nd

10

30th May 2024

Good To Firm

2m 0f 100y

17:15 Limerick

Gino Drummer Boy

10st 8lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, raced in third behind clear leaders 4th, headway 4 out, challenging towards far side when left in second 2 out, no extra towards finish

12/1

6th

12

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

Gino Drummer Boy

10st 6lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, headway after 4 out, no impression when not fluent 2 out

5/1

Form: P/5-

Last run: 174 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten 30l in a Fairyhouse bumper last November and placed in three of five point starts; loads to find in this company.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

6

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

Aill Dubh

11st 4lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: M Flannery

midfield, not fluent 5th, headway and in touch with leaders 4 out, weakened before 2 out

100/1

7th

6

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

Aill Dubh

11st 4lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: M Flannery

midfield, not fluent 5th, headway and in touch with leaders 4 out, weakened before 2 out

100/1

Form: 0P7P1- CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Had been struggling over hurdles and fences in the last season until coming back to form (well-backed too) when winning a C&D claimer a month ago; has a shout if he repeats that form.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 66y

16:40 Punchestown

It Could Be You

10st 11lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Thomas Mullins

prominent on inner, weakened quickly 7th, mistake towards rear 9th

14/1

8th

8

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

It Could Be You

11st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Thomas Mullins

prominent behind clear leaders, headway and went third after 4th

3/1

8th

8

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

It Could Be You

11st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Thomas Mullins

prominent behind clear leaders, headway and went third after 4th, lost position 5 out, weakened from 3 out

3/1

Form: 610PP-

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Won a Navan handicap last September on yielding ground but tailed-off at Thurles on soft next time; pulled-up in two chase starts since and isn't easy to fancy.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

3

31st May 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

17:20 Tramore

Duncarrig

11st 12lb

J: David Cullinane

T: Anthony Mullins

Pulled up on both chase starts and tailed off in a claimer over hurdles latest; plenty to find.

100/1

9th

10

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

Duncarrig

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

midfield

25/1

9th

10

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

Duncarrig

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

midfield

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5P313- C

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Won a 3m handicap at this track in 2022 and first score since was when an easy winner of a Limerick claiming hurdle (2m5f) in January; a solid third in a Down Royal 3m2f chase since; go well but might find this trip a bit sharp.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

1

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

Robinstown

12st 0lb

J: Alex Harvey

T: Cian Collins

raced in second, soon clear with one other, led 3rd, headed but prominent 6th, not fluent 4 out, weakened 3 out

9/2

10th

1

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

Robinstown

12st 0lb

J: Alex Harvey

T: Cian Collins

raced in second, soon clear with one other, led 3rd, headed but prominent 6th, not fluent 4 out, weakened 3 out

9/2

Form: U/P79-

Last run: 296 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed in a UK bumper in 2022 and showed some ability in one of his four maiden hurdle runs last year; best watched on return.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

11

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

Longagoanfarbehind

10st 10lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Seamus Fahey

midfield

25/1

11th

11

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

Longagoanfarbehind

10st 10lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Seamus Fahey

midfield

25/1

9th

16

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 5y

17:08 Ballinrobe

Longagoanfarbehind

11st 4lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Seamus Fahey

First reserve; midfield finish at Roscommon latest; still awaits a mark and best watched.

Form: 0/

Last run: 745 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Little sign of ability in points and can't be fancied.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

Westmount

10st 6lb

J: Jake Coen

T: James Albert Jenkins

didn't jump well, towards rear, not fluent 2nd

200/1

13

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

Westmount

10st 6lb

J: Jake Coen

T: James Albert Jenkins

didn't jump well, towards rear, not fluent 2nd

200/1

Non-runners

Zoffanien

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €25.90
Straight Forecast €27.17
Trifecta €219.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Natural Look

POSTDATA:

It Could Be You

TOPSPEED:

Bigz Belief

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Natural Look

The Irish Sun:

Natural Look