15:00 Thurles (IRE) 8 Nov 2018

Two-Mile Borris Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (4YO plus)

Winner €7,392 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

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1
7-950P1
iT
Royal blue, royal blue cap, yellow star (Premier Racing Club)

Benny In Milan 37 

b g Milan - Chaparral Lady (Broken Hearted)

7 11-12
109
7 11-12
109

Career best when winning 9-runner handicap hurdle at Southwell (20.3f, good, 5/2) 37 days ago, readily. Back down in trip and he's a big player.

Career best when winning 9-runner handicap hurdle at Southwell (20.3f, good, 5/2) 37 days ago, readily. Back down in trip and he's a big player.

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Benny In Milan Score: 301

2
530-612
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Bay Hill 22 

g g Verglas - Lady Windley (Baillamont)

7 11-9 p
106
7 11-9 p
106

1 win from 3 runs this season. 7/4, good second of 6 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (16f, good) 22 days ago. Booking of Gilligan a plus. Should go well again.

1 win from 3 runs this season. 7/4, good second of 6 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (16f, good) 22 days ago. Booking of Gilligan a plus. Should go well again.

Bay Hill Score: 411

2
3
4602P4
iT
Light blue, royal blue hoop, hooped sleeves & cap (Mrs Paul Murtagh & Michael McCauley & Adrian Murray)

Billy's Angel 22 

ch g Vertical Speed - Lady Rockabilly

6 11-9 t b1
106
6 11-9 t b1
106

Tongue strap on for 1st time, fourth of 6 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (16f, good, 7/1) 22 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Tongue strap on for 1st time, fourth of 6 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (16f, good, 7/1) 22 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Billy's Angel Score: 338

4
3-39311
iT
White, dark green star, dark green stars on sleeves, dark green cap (James Nash)

Toor General 26 

ch g Kaieteur - Alexander Euro (Cadeaux Genereux)

7 11-4 t
101
7 11-4 t
101

Two wins from 5 runs this season. 3/1, career best when winning 13-runner handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, good) 26 days ago. Expected to be bang there.

Two wins from 5 runs this season. 3/1, career best when winning 13-runner handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, good) 26 days ago. Expected to be bang there.

Toor General Score: 492

1
5
03541-
iT
Orange & pink hoops, orange cap (Ishtar Partnership)

Cap'n 231 (204F) 

b g Gamut - Dawn Princess (Old Vic)

7 10-12
95
7 10-12
95

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. Off 6 months. Switches from Flat to hurdles. First run for yard after leaving Claire Dyson. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. Off 6 months. Switches from Flat to hurdles. First run for yard after leaving Claire Dyson. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

Cap'n Score: 344

4
6
40325
iT
White, royal blue panel, hooped sleeves & cap (Always The Experts Syndicate)

Lucky Phil 11 

b m Doyen - Polly Anthus (Kahyasi)

5 10-11 t
94
5 10-11 t
94

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Bit below form fifth of 10 in novice hurdle (25/1) at Wexford (16f, good to soft) 11 days ago. Tongue strap back on. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Bit below form fifth of 10 in novice hurdle (25/1) at Wexford (16f, good to soft) 11 days ago. Tongue strap back on. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

Lucky Phil Score: 353

3
7
690P-S0
iT
Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star (Mrs Claire Doyle)

Ask David 7 

b g Ask - Gemmeus (Bigstone)

6 10-7 b
90
6 10-7 b
90

Last of 12 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (16.6f, good, 16/1) 7 days ago. Others more persuasive.

Last of 12 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (16.6f, good, 16/1) 7 days ago. Others more persuasive.

Ask David Score: 341

8
8-7849
iT
Purple, pink & purple striped cap (Anthony Mullins)

Josephina 11 

b m Royal Anthem - Near Dunleer (Soviet Lad)

5 10-5
88
5 10-5
88

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Ninth of 14 in handicap hurdle (10/1) at Wexford (16f, good to soft) 11 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Ninth of 14 in handicap hurdle (10/1) at Wexford (16f, good to soft) 11 days ago.

Josephina Score: 330

9
600/0P-P
iT
Maroon, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap (Plan B Partnership)

U S Navy Seal (USA)  61 

br g War Front - Questress (Seeking The Gold)

6 10-4 t
87
6 10-4 t
87

50/1, pulled up in handicap hurdle at Wexford (16f, good to soft) 61 days ago, weakening when mistake 3 out.

50/1, pulled up in handicap hurdle at Wexford (16f, good to soft) 61 days ago, weakening when mistake 3 out.

U S Navy Seal Score: 290

10
0-00990
iT
Pink, black panel, pink cap (M P Hogan)

Daring Decree 107 

br g Arakan - Court My Eye (Elmaamul)

5 9-11 t h
80
5 9-11 t h
80

25/1, tenth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe (17.6f, good) 107 days ago.

25/1, tenth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe (17.6f, good) 107 days ago.

Daring Decree Score: 318

Verdict

TOOR GENERAL was in fine form last month, returning from a summer break to score at Roscommon before dead-heating for major honours at Fairyhouse last time. Tony Martin's seven-year-old has the chance to make his mark again here following a 6lb rise and it would be no surprise to see him thrive once more while conditions suit. Benny In Milan made a successful raid on Southwell latest and has to be respected despite dropping back from that extended 2m4f trip, while Bay Hill appears a must for the shortlist on the back his recent outings. Liam Gilligan removing 7lb in the saddle makes him effectively just 2lb higher than when winning at Listowel in September.

Verdict

TOOR GENERAL shared the spoils with a subsequent scorer at Fairyhouse a month ago and it would come as no surprise were he to complete the hat-trick. Benny In Milan landed a bit of a punt at Southwell last time and he's still on a good mark, with Bay Hill the other key player.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Yielding 18 Like An Open Book 7 11 11 107 144513 33 days J M Burke (27 miles) M P Burke 11/2 4:02.20
2016 Good 18 Game Puppeteer 5 11 7 90 6-40718 14 days Paul Power (50 miles) Mr P Power 10/1 3:53.00
2015 Yielding 18 Copy Print 6 11 11 94 254236 18 days J J Walsh (71 miles) A P Heskin 6/1 3:59.30
2014 Good 14 Diamond Dame 5 11 9 86 054861 7 days J J Hanlon (49 miles) A J McNamara 6/4 4:16.10
2013 Good 18 Famous Ballerina 5 11 2 85 8U7022 7 days J A Berry (79 miles) M P Fogarty 5/2 3:55.40
2012 Yielding 18 Doc Hollywood 7 11 7 89 37078-6 12 days Mrs G Callaghan (148 miles) K M Donoghue 7/1 4:03.80
2011 Soft - Heavy 17 St Killian's Run 7 11 10 93 276233 8 days G Elliott (148 miles) Paul Carberry 5/1 4:24.80
2010 Soft 17 Korean 9 11 2 83 600632 12 days Miss S J Harty (58 miles) M Darcy 9/2 4:15.10
2009 Soft 15 Trixie 8 11 4 87 000-675 91 days J J Walsh (71 miles) E F Power 16/1 4:08.50
2008 Soft 18 Arkmore Radar 8 11 3 81 1333-06 160 days M McCabe (79 miles) E F Power 13/2 4:20.20