14:05 Downpatrick (NI) 12 Aug 2018

Keeping It Country Raceday & Concert Mares Maiden Hurdle (4YO plus)

Winner €6,775 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 2f 165y

Good

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
1-422
iT
Maroon, emerald green sash, emerald green star on cap (Kieran Leavy & F W Healy & Lorcan Cribbin & Ms Margaret Mullins)

Agusta Gold (IRE)  24 

b m Gold Well - Chloes Choice (Presenting)

5 11-5
-
5 11-5
-

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. One win from 1 run last season. Creditable second of 13 in novice hurdle (13/8) at Killarney (22.4f, good to firm) 24 days ago. Hard to beat.

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. One win from 1 run last season. Creditable second of 13 in novice hurdle (13/8) at Killarney (22.4f, good to firm) 24 days ago. Hard to beat.

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2
00-8
iT
White & black chevrons, red sleeves, red & white quartered cap (Sligo Racing Club)

Perfect In Pink 23 

ch f Raven's Pass - Fashion Rocks (Rock Of Gibraltar)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Fairly useful Flat winner. Promising sort. Fairly useful winner at 12f on flat. Eighth of 14 in novice hurdle (40/1) at Kilbeggan (16f, good) 23 days ago. Open to improvement.

Fairly useful Flat winner. Promising sort. Fairly useful winner at 12f on flat. Eighth of 14 in novice hurdle (40/1) at Kilbeggan (16f, good) 23 days ago. Open to improvement.

3
7-
iT
White, yellow sleeves, red cap, yellow diamond (Ballinlough Syndicate)

Steelyeyed (IRE)  186 (37F) 

ch f Duke Of Marmalade - Lady Rua Dargent (Redback)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Once-raced maiden over hurdles. Fair winner at 10f on flat. 18/1, last of 16 in handicap at Bellewstown (12.1f, good to firm) 37 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. 7/14 on last hurdle outing.

Once-raced maiden over hurdles. Fair winner at 10f on flat. 18/1, last of 16 in handicap at Bellewstown (12.1f, good to firm) 37 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. 7/14 on last hurdle outing.

4
0/47-6
iT
Dark blue, emerald green seams, white cap, emerald green spots (J R Scott)

Coasting Along (IRE)  33 

b m Jeremy - Causeway Coast (Giant's Causeway)

5 10-11
-
5 10-11
-

Lightly-raced maiden. First run since leaving J. H. Scott when sixth of 9 in bumper at Roscommon (16.2f, good, 50/1) 33 days ago. Makes hurdles debut.

Lightly-raced maiden. First run since leaving J. H. Scott when sixth of 9 in bumper at Roscommon (16.2f, good, 50/1) 33 days ago. Makes hurdles debut.

5
2/2223-6
iT
Royal blue, white chevron, royal blue cap (Hill Of Tara Syndicate)

Dalouga (IRE)  24 

br m Stowaway - Dame O'neill (Dr Massini)

5 10-11
-
5 10-11
-

Promising individual. 11/4, sixth of 13 in novice hurdle at Killarney (22.4f, good to firm) on hurdles bow 24 days ago. Should progress.

Promising individual. 11/4, sixth of 13 in novice hurdle at Killarney (22.4f, good to firm) on hurdles bow 24 days ago. Should progress.

6
0/U-00
iT
Black, orange stars, orange sleeves, orange star on cap (Brian Ferris)

Derecho Storm (IRE)  67 

b m September Storm - Flit The Cove (Balla Cove)

5 10-11
-
5 10-11
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Twelfth of 13 in novice hurdle (50/1) at Wexford (20.4f, good) 67 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Twelfth of 13 in novice hurdle (50/1) at Wexford (20.4f, good) 67 days ago.

7
P0P
iT
Yellow, emerald green cross sashes & sleeves, yellow cap (G D Corrigan)

Golily (IRE)  11 

b m Golan - Dinos Luso (Luso)

5 10-11
-
5 10-11
-

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. 150/1, pulled up in novice hurdle at Galway (21f, soft) on hurdles bow 11 days ago, pulled up before 2 out.

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. 150/1, pulled up in novice hurdle at Galway (21f, soft) on hurdles bow 11 days ago, pulled up before 2 out.

8
98
iT
Yellow & light blue chevrons, light blue cap, yellow star (Final Reminder Syndicate)

Milomynit (IRE)  65 

b m Milan - Omyn Supreme (Supreme Leader)

5 10-11
-
5 10-11
-

Twice-raced maiden. Eighth of 16 in novice hurdle at Clonmel (16.5f, good, 25/1) 65 days ago. Looks more of a handicap type.

Twice-raced maiden. Eighth of 16 in novice hurdle at Clonmel (16.5f, good, 25/1) 65 days ago. Looks more of a handicap type.

9
iT
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap, white stars (Baltimore Stables Syndicate)

Jeremys Dream (IRE)  

b f Jeremy - Tawny Owl (Be My Native)

4 10-9
-
4 10-9
-

€21,000 3-y-o, Jeremy filly. Half-sister to fairly useful hurdler A Doll In Milan, stays 3m, and fairly useful hurdle winner Nine Altars. Dam bumper winner. Interesting newcomer.

€21,000 3-y-o, Jeremy filly. Half-sister to fairly useful hurdler A Doll In Milan, stays 3m, and fairly useful hurdle winner Nine Altars. Dam bumper winner. Interesting newcomer.

10
00
iT
Dark blue, yellow star, emerald green sleeves, royal blue cap, white star (C & J Syndicate)

Longtimesincejaspr (IRE)  60 

b f Stowaway - A Tanner Rate

4 10-9
-
4 10-9
-

Twice-raced maiden. Twentieth of 25 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (16.4f, good, 100/1) 60 days ago.

Twice-raced maiden. Twentieth of 25 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (16.4f, good, 100/1) 60 days ago.

Verdict

AGUSTA GOLD found 2m6f slightly too far last time when second at Killarney but drops back down in trip now and can get back to her best having found just the favourite too good for her the time before at Wexford. Gordon Elliott's Dalouga returned from 343-days off when sixth in the same Killarney contest and could get closer to the selection now, with some smart bumper form in the book from 2017. Stablemate Jeremys Dream is another to note, while Coasting Along could find improvement now tackling obstacles up in trip.

Verdict

DALOUGA set a solid platform in bumpers and showed enough when sixth on hurdling debut to think that she can get off the mark in this decidedly weak affair. Augusta Gold sets the standard but looks vulnerable, while the selection's stablemate, Jeremys Dream, makes some appeal.

14:40 Downpatrick (NI) 12 Aug 2018

Major William Brownlow Memorial Rated Hurdle (4YO plus)

Winner €12,320 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m 2f 165y

Good

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
21415-0
iT
Royal blue, white stars, halved sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars (Reddytorun Syndicate)

Cartwright 10 

b g High Chaparral - One So Marvellous (Nashwan)

5 11-12 p
135
5 11-12 p
135

Useful hurdler. 10/1 and blinkered for 1st time, seventeenth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Galway (16f, soft) 10 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time over jumps (on when winning on the Flat).

Useful hurdler. 10/1 and blinkered for 1st time, seventeenth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Galway (16f, soft) 10 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time over jumps (on when winning on the Flat).

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2
30-3014
iT
Scarlet, scarlet & white quartered cap (John I O'Byrne)

Babbling Stream 25 

b g Authorized - Elasouna (Rainbow Quest)

7 11-5 t
128
7 11-5 t
128

Useful hurdler. Latest win in hurdle at Bellewstown in July. 7/1, creditable fourth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Killarney (22.4f, good to firm) 25 days ago.

Useful hurdler. Latest win in hurdle at Bellewstown in July. 7/1, creditable fourth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Killarney (22.4f, good to firm) 25 days ago.

3
22P2/38-
iT
Yellow & red quartered, yellow sleeves, red diamond on cap (Dewsweepers Syndicate)

The Plan Man (IRE)  388 (16F) 

b g Jeremy - Sanfrancullinan (Bluebird)

8 11-5 t
128
8 11-5 t
128

Fairly useful hurdler. 5/1, creditable fifth of 10 in handicap at Down Royal (12.7f, good to soft) 16 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Has a bit to prove.

Fairly useful hurdler. 5/1, creditable fifth of 10 in handicap at Down Royal (12.7f, good to soft) 16 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Has a bit to prove.

4
00/430-0
iT
Orange, royal blue hooped sleeves, striped cap (Mullacrock Partnership)

Time For Mabel (FR)  48 

che g Soldier of Fortune - Athens Two O Four (Distant View)

7 11-3 t p
126
7 11-3 t p
126

Fairly useful hurdler. 25/1, last of 12 in handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (18.6f, good to firm) 48 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

Fairly useful hurdler. 25/1, last of 12 in handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (18.6f, good to firm) 48 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

5
3-11
iT
Red, white cross sashes, hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots (F W Lynch)

Political Policy (IRE)  30 (7F) 

b g Bushranger - Alexander Express (Sri Pekan)

7 11-2 t
125
7 11-2 t
125

Promising sort. Tenth of 16 in handicap at Galway (13.8f, good, 8/1) 7 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Fairly useful hurdler, won on last hurdle run. Has to be taken seriously.

Promising sort. Tenth of 16 in handicap at Galway (13.8f, good, 8/1) 7 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Fairly useful hurdler, won on last hurdle run. Has to be taken seriously.

6
230P-63
iT
Red & emerald green hoops, yellow sleeves, red & black hooped cap (Early to Late Syndicate)

Eight Till Late (IRE)  76 (3F) 

ch g Desert King - Princess Lek (Bob Back)

10 11-0 p
123
10 11-0 p
123

Fairly useful chaser. 8/1, good second of 12 in handicap at Leopardstown (15f, good) 3 days ago, no match for winner. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Cheekpieces back on. Others more persuasive.

Fairly useful chaser. 8/1, good second of 12 in handicap at Leopardstown (15f, good) 3 days ago, no match for winner. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Cheekpieces back on. Others more persuasive.

7
2234-21
iT
Light blue, purple stars, purple star on cap (Ms Caroline Ahearn)

Go Another One (IRE)  12 

b g Stowaway - Missusan (King's Ride)

6 11-0 t
123
6 11-0 t
123

Fair hurdler. Career best when winning 7-runner novice hurdle at Perth (20.2f, good, 8/11) 12 days ago, driven clear. Difficult ask.

Fair hurdler. Career best when winning 7-runner novice hurdle at Perth (20.2f, good, 8/11) 12 days ago, driven clear. Difficult ask.

Verdict

POLITICAL POLICY has proved a useful dual-purpose performer of late and looks to complete a hat-trick over hurdles having beaten a useful field quite handily here the last time he was seen in this sphere. Bellewstown winner Babbling Stream can leave his Killarney disappointment behind him back down in trip, while Cartwright is better than his showing in the Galway Hurdle and cheekpieces, combined with Davy Russell in the saddle, can help here.

Verdict

POLITICAL POLICY stands out here. An unexposed type who has shown a chunk of improvement to win his last couple of starts, so he boasts excellent claims of landing the hat-trick up against a host of rivals who have a bit more to prove. Babbling Stream and Eight Till late are closely matched with the selection in form terms and some sort of chance could be given to all of the remaining trio.

15:15 Downpatrick (NI) 12 Aug 2018

A J C Group, Newcastle Handicap Hurdle (80-95) (4YO plus)

Winner €6,160 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

2m 2f 165y

Yielding

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Weighed In - Amended Result
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
56548-6
iT
Pink, chocolate hooped slvs, pink cap (Mrs Desmond McDonogh & Mrs J S Bolger)

Maighnealta (IRE)  97 

b g Court Cave - Needlework (Needle Gun)

9 11-11 t
94
9 11-11 t
94

Course winner. 20/1, sixth of 7 in novice chase at Down Royal (19.7f, good to firm) 97 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles.

Course winner. 20/1, sixth of 7 in novice chase at Down Royal (19.7f, good to firm) 97 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles.

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2
2/00-501
iT
Orange, royal blue chevron, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap (Twenty Syndicate)

Make My Heart Fly (IRE)  12 

b m Stowaway - Poppy Maroon (Supreme Leader)

Non Runner

Non Runner

15/8, career best when winning 7-runner handicap hurdle at Perth (16.2f, good) 12 days ago, going clear.

15/8, career best when winning 7-runner handicap hurdle at Perth (16.2f, good) 12 days ago, going clear.

3
65/0031
iT
Black, purple seams, black sleeves, striped cap (J A Nash)

Cock A Doodle Doo (FR) (ex6)  3 

b m Della Francesca - Jiletta (Passing Sale)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Career best when winning 12-runner novice hurdle (14/1) at Sligo (16f, good) 3 days ago, just holding on. Carries penalty. Not an obvious type to follow up.

Career best when winning 12-runner novice hurdle (14/1) at Sligo (16f, good) 3 days ago, just holding on. Carries penalty. Not an obvious type to follow up.

4
377-P49
iT
Brown & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, brown diamond (Miss Sarah Foran)

Muroor 16 (4F) 

ch g Nayef - Raaya (Giant's Causeway)

5 11-8 v
91
5 11-8 v
91

6/1, creditable fourth of 12 in claimer at Sligo (10.5f, good) 4 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Below form on last hurdle outing.

6/1, creditable fourth of 12 in claimer at Sligo (10.5f, good) 4 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Below form on last hurdle outing.

5
00772-9
iT
Black, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, striped cap (William Hanlon)

Global Racing (IRE)  38 

ch g Hard Spun - Dancing Abbie (Theatrical)

5 11-6 p
89
5 11-6 p
89

8/1, respectable ninth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Tipperary (24f, good) 38 days ago. Down in trip. Likely to come on for the run and was on the up towards the end of last year.

8/1, respectable ninth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Tipperary (24f, good) 38 days ago. Down in trip. Likely to come on for the run and was on the up towards the end of last year.

6
605000
iT
Yellow, emerald green chevron, quartered cap (Maurice Sheehy)

Humps And Bumps (IRE)  16 

b m Court Cave - Cat Burglar (Robellino)

5 11-4 p1
87
5 11-4 p1
87

Eleventh of 14 in handicap hurdle at Wexford (20f, good, 33/1) 16 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

Eleventh of 14 in handicap hurdle at Wexford (20f, good, 33/1) 16 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

7
0/065-U0
iT
Dark blue, pink hoop, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap (Ms Amanda Finn)

Lleyton (IRE)  56 (20F) 

bay g Kalanisi - Bonnie Parker (Un Desperado)

6 11-3 h
86
6 11-3 h
86

12/1 and hooded for 1st time, creditable second of 14 in handicap at Ballinrobe (13.4f, good) 20 days ago, sticking to task. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Hood on 1st time over jumps.

12/1 and hooded for 1st time, creditable second of 14 in handicap at Ballinrobe (13.4f, good) 20 days ago, sticking to task. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Hood on 1st time over jumps.

8
6F0/0-3
iT
Red, black seams, diabolo on sleeves, black diamond on cap (R P Behan)

Blue Skimmer (IRE)  30 

b g Arcano - Cattiva Generosa (Cadeaux Genereux)

6 11-2
85
6 11-2
85

Lightly-raced maiden. 16/1, excellent third of 11 in handicap hurdle at this C&D (good) 30 days ago. Needs more improvement to defy this mark.

Lightly-raced maiden. 16/1, excellent third of 11 in handicap hurdle at this C&D (good) 30 days ago. Needs more improvement to defy this mark.

9
700-00R
iT
Royal blue, red cross of lorraine, grey & red striped sleeves, grey & red check cap (D P Connolly & Catherine Connolly)

Reddot Dancer (IRE)  17 

b g Danehill Dancer - Roselyn (Efisio)

5 11-2 p
85
5 11-2 p
85

Blinkers on for 1st time in this code, ran out in handicap hurdle (33/1) at Limerick (16f, good) 17 days ago. Hard to make any sort of case for.

Blinkers on for 1st time in this code, ran out in handicap hurdle (33/1) at Limerick (16f, good) 17 days ago. Hard to make any sort of case for.

10
7408-55
iT
Royal blue, red disc, royal blue cap (Mrs Suzanne Fahey)

Ciaoifsin (IRE)  16 

bay g Indian Danehill - Ciara's Surprise (Norwich)

9 11-0 t
83
9 11-0 t
83

Remains a maiden after 17 NH runs. Fifth of 14 in handicap hurdle (28/1) at Wexford (20f, good) 16 days ago. Seems to be gradually coming to hand.

Remains a maiden after 17 NH runs. Fifth of 14 in handicap hurdle (28/1) at Wexford (20f, good) 16 days ago. Seems to be gradually coming to hand.

11
5F/090-7
iT
Black, red diamond, red stars on sleeves, red cap, black star (Miss K McNeilly)

Lusis Naturea 30 

b g Multiplex - Kenny's Dream (Karinga Bay)

7 11-0
83
7 11-0
83

Fairly useful winner at 11f on flat. Seventh of 11 in handicap hurdle at this C&D (good, 16/1) 30 days ago. Easy to look elsewhere.

Fairly useful winner at 11f on flat. Seventh of 11 in handicap hurdle at this C&D (good, 16/1) 30 days ago. Easy to look elsewhere.

Verdict

MAKE MY HEART FLY was successful on a raiding mission to Perth last time and the Stowaway mare holds leading claims once again having drawn clear of her rivals in Scotland and now with the assistance of Davy Russell in the plate. Sligo winner Cock A Doodle Doo has to be considered under a 6lb penalty up in trip, while there should be more to come from Blue Skimmer, who was third here last time.

Verdict

MAKE MY HEART FLY looked an improved mare as she cleared away in a Perth handicap not long ago and she can underline that point by accounting for this modest field. Cock A Doodle Doo is the danger in theory following her all-the-way success in a novice at Sligo last time, but that's potentially flattering, so the well-treated Ciaoifsin makes a bit more appeal.

15:50 Downpatrick (NI) 12 Aug 2018

Birthday Greetings Mares Handicap Hurdle (4YO plus)

Winner €7,392 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m 5f 165y

Yielding

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
5-41142
iT
Emerald green, purple star, diabolo on sleeves, purple star on cap (Coolglen Syndicate)

Mill Quest (IRE)  11 

br m Milan - Solar Quest (King's Ride)

8 11-11 t
117
8 11-11 t
117

Latest win in hurdle at Cork in July. 16/1, good second of 20 in handicap hurdle at Galway (21f, soft) 11 days ago. Remains of interest.

Latest win in hurdle at Cork in July. 16/1, good second of 20 in handicap hurdle at Galway (21f, soft) 11 days ago. Remains of interest.

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2
9-1851P
iT
Maroon, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap (J R Finn)

Dorkas 16 

b m Doyen - Jawwala (Green Dancer)

9 11-1 t
107
9 11-1 t
107

Latest win in hurdle at Sligo in July. 7/2, pulled up in handicap chase at Wexford (20f, soft) 16 days ago, soon beaten. Switches from chase to hurdles. Difficult ask.

Latest win in hurdle at Sligo in July. 7/2, pulled up in handicap chase at Wexford (20f, soft) 16 days ago, soon beaten. Switches from chase to hurdles. Difficult ask.

3
P312/5-7
iT
Emerald green, red braces, red diamonds on cap (Margaret A Simpson)

Samsara (FR)  30 

b m Early March - Quatz Melody (Johann Quatz)

6 11-0 b1
106
6 11-0 b1
106

First run since leaving Alain Lyon when last of 7 in minor event hurdle (66/1) at Cork (20f, good to firm) on IRE NH debut 30 days ago. Blinkers back on.

First run since leaving Alain Lyon when last of 7 in minor event hurdle (66/1) at Cork (20f, good to firm) on IRE NH debut 30 days ago. Blinkers back on.

4
4P-0128
iT
Red, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, red cap (Mrs K Browne)

Miss Sassie (IRE)  21 

b m Yeats - Another Cliche (Classic Cliche)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Fairly useful winner at 20f in chases. Eighth of 12 in handicap chase (13/2) at Tipperary (20f, good) 21 days ago, rider lost irons when. Switches from chase to hurdles. Trainer going well.

Fairly useful winner at 20f in chases. Eighth of 12 in handicap chase (13/2) at Tipperary (20f, good) 21 days ago, rider lost irons when. Switches from chase to hurdles. Trainer going well.

5
21212-4
iT
White, royal blue stars, royal blue & white halved sleeves, white & royal blue striped cap (J J Devaney)

Tranquil Magic (IRE)  30 

b m Gold Well - Bondi Babe (Meneval)

7 10-8 t p
100
7 10-8 t p
100

C&D winner. 12/1, fourth of 7 in minor event hurdle at this course (17.4f, good) 30 days ago. Back up in trip. Type to get competitive with that run under her belt.

C&D winner. 12/1, fourth of 7 in minor event hurdle at this course (17.4f, good) 30 days ago. Back up in trip. Type to get competitive with that run under her belt.

6
F423-28
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Don't Let Go (IRE)  84 

b m Yeats - Mem O'rees (Alflora)

6 10-7
99
6 10-7
99

Below form eighth of 15 in handicap chase at Limerick (19.5f, good to soft, 5/1) 84 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Expected to be bang there.

Below form eighth of 15 in handicap chase at Limerick (19.5f, good to soft, 5/1) 84 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Expected to be bang there.

7
1498-2P
iT
Dark green & yellow stripes, yellow cap, dark green diamonds (Miss Pauline A Conlon)

Pat's Pearl (IRE)  71 

b m Kalanisi - Seductive Dance (Groom Dancer)

7 10-6 t p
98
7 10-6 t p
98

Pulled up in handicap hurdle (5/1) at Tramore (21f, good to firm) 71 days ago, dropping away after 3 out. Usually consistent.

Pulled up in handicap hurdle (5/1) at Tramore (21f, good to firm) 71 days ago, dropping away after 3 out. Usually consistent.

8
075P0-1
iT
Black, pink seams, black cap (Mrs Heidi Gibney)

Tara Mia (IRE)  30 

b m Court Cave - Kahyasi Princess (Kahyasi)

5 10-5 t
97
5 10-5 t
97

Career best when winning 12-runner handicap hurdle (12/1) at this course (21.8f, good) 30 days ago, soon clear. Every chance if she can back that up.

Career best when winning 12-runner handicap hurdle (12/1) at this course (21.8f, good) 30 days ago, soon clear. Every chance if she can back that up.

9
3U0-062
iT
Royal blue & yellow hoops, yellow sleeves & cap (Templeburn Racing Syndicate)

Caerleon Kate 30 

ch m Medicean - Towaahi (Caerleon)

6 10-3 b
95
6 10-3 b
95

Remains a maiden after 17 NH runs. Creditable second of 11 in novice hurdle (12/1) at this course (21.8f, good) 30 days ago, sticking to task.

Remains a maiden after 17 NH runs. Creditable second of 11 in novice hurdle (12/1) at this course (21.8f, good) 30 days ago, sticking to task.

10
1/2
iT
Dark blue, pink cross of lorraine, pink cap (Richard O'Sullivan)

Sinndar Sandy (IRE)  25 

b m Fast Company - Nesaah's Princess (Sinndar)

6 10-2
94
6 10-2
94

Twice-raced winner over hurdles. 11/2, second of 3 in minor event hurdle at Killarney (20f, good to firm) 25 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Very hard to make a case for.

Twice-raced winner over hurdles. 11/2, second of 3 in minor event hurdle at Killarney (20f, good to firm) 25 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Very hard to make a case for.

11
53/4-42P
iT
White, dark blue epaulettes, hooped sleeves, dark blue cap, white star (Donal Houlihan)

Our Rachael (IRE)  36 

b m Haatef - Maigh Nuad (Alhaarth)

6 10-0 t p
92
6 10-0 t p
92

5/1, pulled up in handicap hurdle at Bellewstown (24f, good to firm) 36 days ago, behind when pulled up before 4 out. Cheekpieces back on. Others more persuasive.

5/1, pulled up in handicap hurdle at Bellewstown (24f, good to firm) 36 days ago, behind when pulled up before 4 out. Cheekpieces back on. Others more persuasive.

12
05-7F45
iT
Royal blue, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap, red star (Ms Margaret Mullins)

Filly Mullins (IRE)  3 

b m Darsi - Tidal Princess (Good Thyne)

6 9-12
90
6 9-12
90

Good fifth of 12 in novice hurdle (13/2) at Sligo (16f, good) 3 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Looks feasibly treated on the back of that.

Good fifth of 12 in novice hurdle (13/2) at Sligo (16f, good) 3 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Looks feasibly treated on the back of that.

13
467
iT
Black, yellow spots, yellow sleeves, black cap (J P Dempsey)

Kilkeaskin Molly (IRE)  57 

bay f Mountain High - Nicola's Girl (High Roller)

4 9-11
95
4 9-11
95

Thrice-raced maiden. Seventh of 12 in novice hurdle (33/1) at this course (18.8f, good) 57 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Open to improvement.

Thrice-raced maiden. Seventh of 12 in novice hurdle (33/1) at this course (18.8f, good) 57 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Open to improvement.

Verdict

MILL QUEST has top weight in this handicap but looks the safe bet on the basis that she represents leading connections and arrives in good nick. Two wins from her last four starts, she struggled when in search of a hat-trick at Limerick two starts ago but was back to something like her best at Galway latest and is given another chance in this heat. Miss Sassie wouldn't be without claims on the pick of her recent form and joins Tara Mia on the shortlist.

Verdict

DON'T LET GO is surprisingly rated lower over hurdles without much evidence to say she's a significantly better chaser, so it's worth chancing that she can take advantage here with most of the others seeming averagely handicapped. Tranquil Magic loves it round here and will strip fitter for her recent return and Mill Quest is in form and still unexposed for her new yard, so both are respected.

16:25 Downpatrick (NI) 12 Aug 2018

Jim Devine Concert Maiden Hurdle (4YO plus)

Winner €6,775 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m 5f 165y

Yielding

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
1/31
iT
Black, orange stars, orange star on cap (Arion Racing Club & Andrew Brown & Gemma Brown)

Present In Court (IRE)  30 

b g Court Cave - Present Line (Presenting)

5 11-12
-
5 11-12
-

Won 6-runner bumper at this course (18.8f, good, 2/1) 30 days ago, very much having run of race. Makes hurdles debut. Ex-pointer who boasts strong claims switched to hurdling now.

Won 6-runner bumper at this course (18.8f, good, 2/1) 30 days ago, very much having run of race. Makes hurdles debut. Ex-pointer who boasts strong claims switched to hurdling now.

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U0-1247
iT
Dark blue, pink hoop, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap (Ms Amanda Finn)

Turbo (IRE)  11 

b g Getaway - Snug Bunch (Bahhare)

5 11-12 t
-
5 11-12 t
-

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. Winner in bumper here in May. 20/1, below form seventh of 19 in novice hurdle at Galway (21f, soft) 11 days ago. Looks vulnerable.

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. Winner in bumper here in May. 20/1, below form seventh of 19 in novice hurdle at Galway (21f, soft) 11 days ago. Looks vulnerable.

3
iT
White, black panel, black armlet, black diamond on cap (Martin Gerard McGuane)

Feagreen Native (IRE)  

b g Double Eclipse - Culmore Native (Be My Native)

5 11-4
-
5 11-4
-

Double Eclipse gelding. Half-brother to fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser Captain Von Trappe, stays 29f, and modest hurdler Jomade. Dam bumper winner.

Double Eclipse gelding. Half-brother to fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser Captain Von Trappe, stays 29f, and modest hurdler Jomade. Dam bumper winner.

4
78-0
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Sonowyouno (IRE)  60 

ch g Stowaway - Shean Rose (Roselier)

6 11-4
-
6 11-4
-

Thrice-raced maiden. Sixteenth of 24 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (20.4f, good, 20/1) 60 days ago.

Thrice-raced maiden. Sixteenth of 24 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (20.4f, good, 20/1) 60 days ago.

5
2/3-0
iT
Royal blue & yellow quartered, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots (Robert J Armstrong)

West Burma (IRE)  36 

ch g Arakan - Carolina (Baby Turk)

7 11-4 t1
-
7 11-4 t1
-

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. First run since leaving W. P. Mullins when twelfth of 16 in novice hurdle at Bellewstown (16.7f, good to firm, 20/1) on hurdles bow 36 days ago.

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. First run since leaving W. P. Mullins when twelfth of 16 in novice hurdle at Bellewstown (16.7f, good to firm, 20/1) on hurdles bow 36 days ago.

6
3-
iT
Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap (Mrs S Ricci)

Eclat Des Mottes (FR)  314 

bay g Poliglote - Sun Des Mottes (Adnaan)

4 11-1
-
4 11-1
-

Third of 10 in bumper at Argentan (13.9f, good). Off 10 months. Makes hurdles debut. Significantly up in trip. First run for yard after leaving Y. Fouin. Highly eye-catching hurdling debutant.

Third of 10 in bumper at Argentan (13.9f, good). Off 10 months. Makes hurdles debut. Significantly up in trip. First run for yard after leaving Y. Fouin. Highly eye-catching hurdling debutant.

7
U
iT
Pink, royal blue spots, royal blue seams on sleeves, royal blue cap (Orleefa Partnership)

Orleefa (IRE)  30 

b f Court Cave - Hamari Gold (Priolo)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Once-raced maiden. 16/1, unseated rider in novice hurdle at this course (18.8f, good) on NH debut 30 days ago.

Once-raced maiden. 16/1, unseated rider in novice hurdle at this course (18.8f, good) on NH debut 30 days ago.

Verdict

PRESENT IN COURT was a good winner of a bumper here over 2m3f last month and he looks likely to build on that effort now going hurdling for the first time. Eclat Des Mottes makes his Irish debut for Willie Mullins and has to be respected having shown promise in a bumper at Argentan last October, while West Burma could take a step forward for the application of a tongue-tie.

Verdict

ECLAT DES MOTTES wasn't beaten far in a French bumper last year and, having been recruited by the Mullins team subsequently, he appeals as an exciting prospect for hurdling, so he's taken to get the better of Present In Court (Gordon Elliott) in a race that should be dominate by the top yards. Turbo has the best form of those with experience over timber, but he's vulnerable.

16:55 Downpatrick (NI) 12 Aug 2018

Molson Coors Handicap Hurdle (80-95) (4YO plus)

Winner €6,160 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 5f 165y

Yielding

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Weighed In - Result Stands
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
31P17-P
iT
Dark blue, white chevron, diabolo on sleeves, white cap (Blended Syndicate)

King's Song (FR)  80 

b g King's Theatre - Chanson Indienne (Indian River)

8 11-9 t
92
8 11-9 t
92

Two wins from 6 runs last season. 7/1, pulled up in handicap hurdle at Tipperary (24f, good) 80 days ago, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out.

Two wins from 6 runs last season. 7/1, pulled up in handicap hurdle at Tipperary (24f, good) 80 days ago, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out.

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3U3421
iT
Purple, gold hoop on body & sleeves, yellow cap, purple spots (James F Mernagh)

Lady Of The Sea (IRE)  16 

b m Milan - Blueberry Bramble (Pistolet Bleu)

6 11-7 b
90
6 11-7 b
90

7/1, career best when winning 14-runner handicap hurdle at Wexford (24f, good) 16 days ago, driven out. Stable having good spell. One to consider.

7/1, career best when winning 14-runner handicap hurdle at Wexford (24f, good) 16 days ago, driven out. Stable having good spell. One to consider.

3
4213-90
iT
Black, emerald green sash & cap (Liam Lennon)

Benarty Hill (IRE)  22 

b g September Storm - Crossmacahilly (Executive Perk)

8 11-5
88
8 11-5
88

Modest winner at 20f in chases. Thirteenth of 15 in handicap chase (18/1) at Cartmel (25.5f, good) 22 days ago, going in snatches. Switches from chase to hurdles. Not taken lightly.

Modest winner at 20f in chases. Thirteenth of 15 in handicap chase (18/1) at Cartmel (25.5f, good) 22 days ago, going in snatches. Switches from chase to hurdles. Not taken lightly.

4
0-99313
iT
Royal blue, white hoop, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue star (Daniel Savage)

Maureen's Star (IRE)  22 

b m Gold Well - Serpentine Mine (Rashar)

5 11-4
87
5 11-4
87

Winner in hurdle at Perth in July. 33/1, third of 5 in novice hurdle at Cartmel (22.1f, good) 22 days ago.

Winner in hurdle at Perth in July. 33/1, third of 5 in novice hurdle at Cartmel (22.1f, good) 22 days ago.

5
6541P-P
iT
Light green, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow armlet, yellow star on cap (Liam Kelly)

Pump Road (IRE)  30 

b g Tajraasi - Ballymac Winner (Norwich)

6 11-3 t1
86
6 11-3 t1
86

First run since leaving John Gerard Lonergan when 12/1, pulled up in handicap hurdle at this course (21.8f, good) 30 days ago, behind when pulled up before 3 out. Tongue strap on 1st time.

First run since leaving John Gerard Lonergan when 12/1, pulled up in handicap hurdle at this course (21.8f, good) 30 days ago, behind when pulled up before 3 out. Tongue strap on 1st time.

6
0/07-379
iT
Yellow, royal blue seams, royal blue armlet, yellow cap (J J Taylor)

Folly Dat (IRE)  6 

b m Generous - Maldagora (Luso)

7 11-2 v
85
7 11-2 v
85

Visored for 1st time, respectable ninth of 24 in handicap hurdle (20/1) at Cork (19f, good to soft) 6 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

Visored for 1st time, respectable ninth of 24 in handicap hurdle (20/1) at Cork (19f, good to soft) 6 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

7
030U-6P
iT
Royal blue, white sleeves, royal blue cap (Norman McKnight)

In Our Blood (IRE)  68 

b g Oratorio - Ruff Shod (Storm Boot)

8 11-0 p
83
8 11-0 p
83

Pulled up in handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (24.6f, good, 40/1) 68 days ago, pulled up before eighth.

Pulled up in handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (24.6f, good, 40/1) 68 days ago, pulled up before eighth.

8
2F1P-62
iT
Royal blue, light green disc, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars (Downinmeath Syndicate)

Smiling Jessica (IRE)  17 

ch m Golden Tornado - Charlie's Mary (Daar Alzamaan)

8 10-13 p
82
8 10-13 p
82

13/8, good second of 12 in handicap chase at Worcester (23f, good) 17 days ago, sticking to task. Switches from chase to hurdles. Cheekpieces back on. Expected to be bang there.

13/8, good second of 12 in handicap chase at Worcester (23f, good) 17 days ago, sticking to task. Switches from chase to hurdles. Cheekpieces back on. Expected to be bang there.

9
01000/0
iT
Black & pink diamonds, black sleeves, pink star on cap (Daniel Anthony Fitzsimmons)

Some Pride (IRE)  30 

b g Helissio - Rossbrick Lass (Executive Perk)

10 10-13
82
10 10-13
82

28/1, first run since leaving Michael O'Hare when tenth of 12 in handicap hurdle at this course (21.8f, good) 30 days ago. First run for yard after leaving Sean McParlan.

28/1, first run since leaving Michael O'Hare when tenth of 12 in handicap hurdle at this course (21.8f, good) 30 days ago. First run for yard after leaving Sean McParlan.

10
87P-090
iT
Purple, purple & white quartered cap (Michael G Cleary)

Highly Driven 57 (38F) 

b m High Chaparral - Mini Driver (Danehill)

6 10-12 p
81
6 10-12 p
81

Last of 4 in maiden at Bellewstown (14f, good to firm, 66/1) on flat debut 38 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Poor on last hurdle outing.

Last of 4 in maiden at Bellewstown (14f, good to firm, 66/1) on flat debut 38 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Poor on last hurdle outing.

11
84/550-3
iT
Yellow, black sleeves, yellow cap, red spots (Exors of the Late J A O'Connell)

Killeen Elegance (IRE)  5 

b m Court Cave - Elegant Express (Jurado)

11 10-11 t b
80
11 10-11 t b
80

One win from 23 NH runs. Third of 16 in handicap chase at Roscommon (24.6f, good, 25/1) 5 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles.

One win from 23 NH runs. Third of 16 in handicap chase at Roscommon (24.6f, good, 25/1) 5 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles.

12
0008-07
iT
Royal blue, white hoop, hooped sleeves & cap (McNally Racing Syndicate)

Piranto (IRE)  28 

ch m Shantou - Spirited Soul (Luso)

6 10-11
80
6 10-11
80

14/1, below form seventh of 13 in handicap hurdle at Sligo (20f, good) 28 days ago.

14/1, below form seventh of 13 in handicap hurdle at Sligo (20f, good) 28 days ago.

13
0870-06
iT
Emerald green, yellow sleeves, light blue & yellow striped cap (Patrick M Hogan)

Shine In Dubai (IRE)  33 

b g Dubai Destination - Khaisara (Polar Falcon)

7 10-11
80
7 10-11
80

8/1, good sixth of 17 in handicap hurdle at Roscommon (24f, good) 33 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.

8/1, good sixth of 17 in handicap hurdle at Roscommon (24f, good) 33 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Verdict

LADY OF THE SEA had been knocking on the door until getting off the mark over hurdles at Wexford when benefiting from the step up to 3m. Despite dropping back down two furlongs, she can handle a 4lb rise and continue her decent form with blinkers seemingly unlocking the key. Maureen's Star was third at Cartmel in a novice hurdle when last seen but is likely to appreciate a return to handicap company, while Smiling Jessica is respected on her second at Worcester over fences last month.

Verdict

SMILING JESSICA was having just her second outing for Gavin Cromwell when second over fences at Worcester last month and is taken to go one better back over the smaller obstacles. Lady of The Sea deservedly got her head in front at Wexford last time and should go well again, while Folly Dat wasn't disgraced in a stronger race than this last time and was third over C&D in the spring.

17:30 Downpatrick (NI) 12 Aug 2018

BMG Insurance Flat Race (4YO to 7YO)

Winner €6,160 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

2m 2f 165y

Good

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
iT
Yellow & purple chevrons, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star (Mrs Shauna Kelly)

Decor Irlandais (FR)  183 

ch g Hello Sunday - Orlandaise (Goldneyev)

5 12-0
-
5 12-0
-

Hello Sunday gelding. Half-brother to fair hurdler Astaroland, stays 21f.

Hello Sunday gelding. Half-brother to fair hurdler Astaroland, stays 21f.

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9-042
iT
Yellow, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue cap, yellow star (Neil McKnight)

Greenandwhitearmy (IRE)  30 

b g Craigsteel - Reynella Breeze (Oscar)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 8/1, good second of 6 in bumper at this C&D (good) 30 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 8/1, good second of 6 in bumper at this C&D (good) 30 days ago.

3
iT
Light blue, yellow diamond & sleeves, hooped cap (C P Magnier)

Kristofferson (IRE)  

b g Central Park - La Busona (Broken Hearted)

5 12-0 t1 h1
-
5 12-0 t1 h1
-

€11,000 3-y-o, Central Park gelding. Half-brother to 3 winners, including 2m chase winner in Czech Republic Aleida Guevara. Dam 7f winner. Wears tongue strap.

€11,000 3-y-o, Central Park gelding. Half-brother to 3 winners, including 2m chase winner in Czech Republic Aleida Guevara. Dam 7f winner. Wears tongue strap.

4
iT
White, dark blue & emerald green striped sleeves, emerald green cap (Neville Reid)

Everybreathyoutake (IRE)  106 

b g September Storm - Ashdale Lark (Subtle Power)

4 11-9
-
4 11-9
-

September Storm colt. Half-sister to point winner Washington Lady. Dam unraced half-sister to fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser (stayed 2¾m) Washington Lad. Off mark in points on second attempt.

September Storm colt. Half-sister to point winner Washington Lady. Dam unraced half-sister to fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser (stayed 2¾m) Washington Lad. Off mark in points on second attempt.

5
iT
Red & royal blue hoops, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap (P J McBurney)

Geordiebest 

b g Geordieland - Lady Blade (Daggers Drawn)

4 11-9
-
4 11-9
-

€7,000 3-y-o, Geordieland gelding. Half-brother to fair hurdler Thegaygardener, stayed 2½m, and modest hurdler Billy Blade.

€7,000 3-y-o, Geordieland gelding. Half-brother to fair hurdler Thegaygardener, stayed 2½m, and modest hurdler Billy Blade.

6
3
iT
Purple, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap (Dr R Lambe)

Neptune (IRE)  13 

ch c Galileo - Caumshinaun (Indian Ridge)

4 11-9
-
4 11-9
-

Promising individual. Third of 15 in bumper at Galway (16.6f, good, 11/2) on NH debut 13 days ago, best work finish. Likely to improve.

Promising individual. Third of 15 in bumper at Galway (16.6f, good, 11/2) on NH debut 13 days ago, best work finish. Likely to improve.

7
8-46
iT
Red, grey stars, grey star on cap (Ms Amanda Torrens)

State Of Cognac (IRE)  61 

b g Fame And Glory - Nirphania (Kornado)

4 11-9
-
4 11-9
-

Thrice-raced maiden. Sixth of 10 in bumper (4/1) at Roscommon (16f, good) 61 days ago.

Thrice-raced maiden. Sixth of 10 in bumper (4/1) at Roscommon (16f, good) 61 days ago.

8
S-P73
iT
Light blue, dark blue seams, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, purple star (S R B Crawford)

Uknowwhatimean (IRE)  30 

ch g Shantou - Presenting Chaos (Presenting)

4 11-9 (ow1) p
-
4 11-9 (ow1) p
-

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, third of 6 in bumper (14/1) at this C&D (good) on bumper debut 30 days ago.

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, third of 6 in bumper (14/1) at this C&D (good) on bumper debut 30 days ago.

9
iT
White & red chevrons, striped cap (Camillus Slevin)

Maine Danger (IRE)  

ch m Whitmore's Conn - Blue Maine (Doubletour)

6 11-7
-
6 11-7
-

Whitmore's Conn mare. Half-sister to fairly useful hurdler The Mulcare Rover. Dam point winner.

Whitmore's Conn mare. Half-sister to fairly useful hurdler The Mulcare Rover. Dam point winner.

10
iT
Black, beige star, striped sleeves, beige cap, black star (Lions Mouth Racing Club)

Rebel Og (IRE)  

br m Presenting - Oscar Rebel (Oscar)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Presenting mare. Sister to fair hurdler Birch Vale. Dam useful 2¼m/2½m hurdle winner. Yard in good form.

Presenting mare. Sister to fair hurdler Birch Vale. Dam useful 2¼m/2½m hurdle winner. Yard in good form.

11
87-0
iT
Maroon, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap (Plan B Partnership)

Tribelle (IRE)  8 

b m Court Cave - Kilmore Lady (Be My Native)

5 11-7 (ow1)
-
5 11-7 (ow1)
-

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. 100/1, twelfth of 20 in bumper at Galway (16.7f, good to soft) 8 days ago.

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. 100/1, twelfth of 20 in bumper at Galway (16.7f, good to soft) 8 days ago.

Verdict

NEPTUNE ran with encouragement when placed on debut at Galway in a bumper and the step up in trip looks likely to bring about improvement from Dermot Weld's colt. Everybreathyoutake won his maiden point-to-point in good style back in April and has to be respected on his first start for Gordon Elliott, while Greenandwhitearmy completes the shortlist on his C&D second.

Verdict

NEPTUNE has a smart Flat pedigree and showed enough when third at the Galway festival recently to think he can get off the mark despite the presence of a couple of interesting newcomers from top yards in the shape of Rebel Og and Everybreathyoutake, the latter regarded as the main threat having won a point impressively.