June 17 / 18.45 Kilbeggan

18.45

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Paul & Carmel Fay Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £11286.96
  • 3m 0f 100y
  • 14 runners
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Paul & Carmel Fay Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.80
  • Place: £4.50

Form: 0244-5

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Four-time hurdles winner for Ray Hackett and went close off this mark at Killarney in August; had been off nearly eight months before C&D fifth on stable debut so should be fitter now.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

5th Jul 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Cork

Happy Jacky

11st 0lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Mark Fahey

made virtually all, travelled strongly, going best and clear after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on, comfortably

4/1

1st

2

17th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Happy Jacky

11st 11lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Mark Fahey

Four-time hurdles winner for Ray Hackett and went close off this mark at Killarney in August; had been off nearly eight months before C&D fifth on stable debut so should be fitter now.

14/1

5th

1

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 50y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Happy Jacky

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Mark Fahey

midfield on inner, short of room and lost position on turn before 3 out, rallied run-in, no impression

8/1

12/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: 322F-3

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Just nine starts and has had a couple of long absences; bumper and hurdles winner almost won uncompetitive Grade 3 novice chase at Limerick in April; ground was too fast at Clonmel last time where he was looked after; hasn't hurdled since 2021 and totally unexposed in this discipline; cheekpieces.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

11

19th Jul 2024

Good

2m 6f 180y

15:05 Killarney

Donacheady Gale

10st 3lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: John Patrick Ryan

Lightly raced for his age and very capable on his day; nearly won a Grade 3 over fences in April and flew home when beaten a nose in 3m hurdle at Kilbeggan last time; 3lb higher.

11/2

2nd

13

17th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Donacheady Gale

10st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: John Patrick Ryan

Just nine starts and has had a couple of long absences; bumper and hurdles winner almost won uncompetitive Grade 3 novice chase at Limerick in April; ground was too fast at Clonmel last time where he was looked after; hasn't hurdled since 2021 and totally unexposed in this discipline; cheekpieces.

12/1

11/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: P6-F23

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner in this sphere has been in decent form over fences lately, placed in a beginners contest here last time; first hurdles run for over a year and trying 3m for the first time.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

7

4th Jul 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

19:25 Tipperary

Henning

11st 6lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Comes here in good heart; placed twice over fences and didn't see out 3m on return to hurdling when third at Kilbeggan; this looks a more suitable trip.

8/1

3rd

10

17th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Henning

10st 6lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Three-time winner in this sphere has been in decent form over fences lately, placed in a beginners contest here last time; first hurdles run for over a year and trying 3m for the first time.

11/1

Form: 2507-1

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Frankel 5yo is going the right way over hurdles now and came forward from pleasing Punchestown return to land similarly competitive 2m6f contest at Ballinrobe; longer trip hardly a problem and had a good run here last summer.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

(1)

10th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

18:00 Fairyhouse

Baltic Bird

9st 11lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: William Durkan

In action over hurdles lately, handicap winner over a staying trip at Ballinrobe on penultimate start; suited by good ground but hard to be sure if he can run up to his mark; fourth in a Bellewstown conditions last year on only Flat start in Ireland.

9/2

4th

4

17th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Baltic Bird

11st 3lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: William Durkan

Frankel 5yo is going the right way over hurdles now and came forward from pleasing Punchestown return to land similarly competitive 2m6f contest at Ballinrobe; longer trip hardly a problem and had a good run here last summer.

9/2

1st

5

27th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 131y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Baltic Bird

11st 0lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: William Durkan

in touch with leaders, headway 5th, pushed along after 2 out, went third last, ridden to lead final furlong, ran on well final furlong

16/1

Form: 1974-6 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
C&D maiden winner in August but soundly beaten in three handicaps over 2m6f since and same story on chase debut last time; needs a big revival to feature.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

12

17th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Ginnets Girl

10st 1lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

C&D maiden winner in August but soundly beaten in three handicaps over 2m6f since and same story on chase debut last time; needs a big revival to feature.

20/1

Form: 8924P- CD

Last run: 212 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Versatile performer has won seven races and was second off 1lb higher at Gowran in September; likely to need this after seven months off.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

16

(11)

28th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Curragh

Walking On Glass

8st 13lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Padraig Roche

Seven career wins between Flat and jumps; not a bad effort after seven months off in a Kilbeggan handicap hurdle last week; worth a market check.

14/1

6th

5

17th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Walking On Glass

11st 3lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Padraig Roche

Versatile performer has won seven races and was second off 1lb higher at Gowran in September; likely to need this after seven months off.

12/1

0

7

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Walking On Glass

11st 0lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Padraig Roche

7-53 overall and he's proved himself thoroughly at about 3m on testing ground; creditable second at Gowran Park (3m, heavy) in September, before his form dipped in a conditions event on latest start; needs to find extra to win this.

25/1

Form: 1460-7

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner is probably a bit high in the ratings but came forward from Punchestown return when 12l off Baltic Bird at Ballinrobe; might get closer on the revised terms.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

13

13th Jul 2024

Good

2m 3f 110y

15:15 Wexford

Watch The Weather

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: R P Cody

A 123-rated hurdler has been well held in that discipline of late and now tries chasing for the first time; cheekpieces off, tongue-tie returns.

25/1

13th

6

6th Jul 2024

Good

2m 1f 40y

17:58 Bellewstown

Watch The Weather

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: R P Cody

prominent on outer, lost position 4 out, weakened after 3 out

16/1

7th

3

17th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Watch The Weather

11st 4lb

J: Paddy Hanlon

T: R P Cody

Three-time winner is probably a bit high in the ratings but came forward from Punchestown return when 12l off Baltic Bird at Ballinrobe; might get closer on the revised terms.

12/1

Form: 46-49U C BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Maiden winner here on hurdling debut in September; held since and didn't get home when beaten 13l by Baltic Bird at Ballinrobe (2m6f); well-backed favourite when failing to complete on chase bow at Clonmel.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

15

12th Jul 2024

Good

2m 3f 60y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Zolpharine

10st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: John Patrick Ryan

Maiden winner here on hurdling debut in September but mixed form in handicaps, not looking to stay 3m here last month; drop back in trip to suit and handicapper giving him a chance.

14/1

8th

14

17th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Zolpharine

10st 0lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: John Patrick Ryan

Maiden winner here on hurdling debut in September; held since and didn't get home when beaten 13l by Baltic Bird at Ballinrobe (2m6f); well-backed favourite when failing to complete on chase bow at Clonmel.

20/1

8

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 85y

17:20 Clonmel

Zolpharine

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: John Patrick Ryan

Rated 109 over hurdles and ran well here in April on return from six months off; didn't stay longer trip at Ballinrobe since; half-brother to yard's smart chasing mare Fairyhill Run.

10/1

Form: /8751- D

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Point winner had been a bit disappointing over hurdles until landing a four-runner rated novice over this trip at Wexford in April; 7lb higher and this is way more competitive.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9

12th Jul 2024

Good

3m 1f 80y

20:30 Kilbeggan

Sam Magee

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Point-to-point winner had been a bit disappointing over hurdles until landing a four-runner 3m Wexford rated novice in April; disappointing in handicap here last time and now switches to fences, could well improve for the move.

6/1

9th

11

17th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Sam Magee

10st 6lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Point winner had been a bit disappointing over hurdles until landing a four-runner rated novice over this trip at Wexford in April; 7lb higher and this is way more competitive.

7/1

Form: 4010-2

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Won Killarney handicap over 2m7f last summer and fine run over much shorter trip at same venue last month when chasing home thriving rival in Listed mares' contest; got 3lb for that.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

18th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 4f 85y

17:32 Killarney

Lady Rita

10st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Louise G Lyons

held up in rear, outpaced and lost ground after 4 out, detached 3 out

9/2

10th

7

17th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Lady Rita

10st 11lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Louise G Lyons

Won Killarney handicap over 2m7f last summer and fine run over much shorter trip at same venue last month when chasing home thriving rival in Listed mares' contest; got 3lb for that.

15/2

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

Form: 2403-2 C

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Versatile performer has won two hurdles but hasn't run in this discipline for over a year; in good heart off lower marks over fences lately.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

6

17th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Sweet Will

10st 13lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

Versatile performer has won two hurdles but hasn't run in this discipline for over a year; in good heart off lower marks over fences lately.

9/1

2nd

6

6th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Sweet Will

11st 5lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

led, joined 2nd, led again 6th, 2 lengths ahead after last, headed inside final 110yds, kept on

3/1

2nd

6

6th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Sweet Will

11st 5lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

led, joined 2nd, led again 6th, 2 lengths ahead after last, headed inside final 110yds, kept on

3/1

Form: 33114-

Last run: 271 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden and a novice on decent ground last summer; well-held fourth in first handicap at Listowel where he didn't see out this trip on softer ground; off nine months.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

8

17th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Foxfire Glow

10st 10lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a maiden and a novice on decent ground last summer; well-held fourth in first handicap at Listowel where he didn't see out this trip on softer ground; off nine months.

8/1

4th

6

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Foxfire Glow

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a Downpatrick maiden (2m6f) and Tramore novice (2m4f) hurdle lately; this is a tougher task up in trip on h'cap debut on softer ground but noted.

6/1

1st

3

17th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

19:19 Tramore

Foxfire Glow

11st 11lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

French recruit seemed highly regarded and relatively costly to follow but Downpatrick maiden win lately perfectly reassuring, upped in distance; no issue with this mark.

5/2

Form: 251-

Last run: 255 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Point winner readily won 2m5f Downpatrick maiden on second start over hurdles in October; not seen since but likely to stay and has to be respected off a handy weight; tongue-tie.
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Verdict Starting price

13th

9

17th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Nt Field Minnesota

10st 8lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: W P Mullins

Point winner readily won 2m5f Downpatrick maiden on second start over hurdles in October; not seen since but likely to stay and has to be respected off a handy weight; tongue-tie.

6/1

1st

7

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 110y

15:35 Downpatrick

Nt Field Minnesota

10st 11lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

towards rear but in touch with leaders, badly hampered by faller when left in fourth 5th, left in third and hampered by faller 3 out

100/30

5th

8

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

14:15 Downpatrick

Nt Field Minnesota

10st 11lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

didn't always jump with fluency, prominent, pushed along and no extra after 2 out, no impression when lost fourth after last

5/2

Form: 721PP- D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Old-timer won five races for Willie Mullins and his second to Beacon Edge over 2m7f in the autumn is good form; pulled up when favourite at Leopardstown in March and same story when tried over the banks on yard debut at Punchestown; hood back on.
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Verdict Starting price

1

17th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Cash Back

11st 12lb

J: Alex Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Old-timer won five races for Willie Mullins and his second to Beacon Edge over 2m7f in the autumn is good form; pulled up when favourite at Leopardstown in March and same story when tried over the banks on yard debut at Punchestown; hood back on.

20/1

11

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 90y

14:30 Punchestown

Cash Back

11st 7lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Ex-Willie Mullins; eight wins, the most recent when bolting up in three-runner 3m hurdle at Clonmel last December; has left Mullins since a disappointing run over a shorter trip at Leopardstown in March.

12/1

Non-runners

Mick Charlie

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Payout
Exacta €319.90
Straight Forecast €224.13
Tricast €2357.55

Selections

POSTDATA:

Sam Magee

RP RATINGS (IRE):

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SPOTLIGHT:

Baltic Bird

The Irish Sun:

Sam Magee

TOPSPEED:

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