15:05 Downpatrick (NI) 13 Jul 2018

Bmg Insurance Hurdle (4YO plus)

Winner €9,240 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 1f 100y

Good

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Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
426842/
iT
Dark green & white stripes, green cap, white spots (Mrs Sandra McCarthy)

Fearachain (IRE)  785 

b g Craigsteel - Amerfontaine (Lord Americo)

10 11-12
121
10 11-12
121

Creditable second of 6 in minor event hurdle at Clonmel (16.5f, good, 14/1). Off over 2 years and market perhaps best guide on return.

Creditable second of 6 in minor event hurdle at Clonmel (16.5f, good, 14/1). Off over 2 years and market perhaps best guide on return.

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2
5/3360-0
iT
White & red diabolo, red & white hooped sleeves, red cap (Grant Mercer & Mrs Caren Walsh)

Midnight Escape (IRE)  45 

b g Milan - Special Case (Be My Native)

6 11-12
134
6 11-12
134

Fairly useful chaser. 8/1, tenth of 15 in novice chase at Ballinrobe (19.5f, good) 45 days ago. Fair bit to prove back over hurdles.

Fairly useful chaser. 8/1, tenth of 15 in novice chase at Ballinrobe (19.5f, good) 45 days ago. Fair bit to prove back over hurdles.

3
45-6135
iT
Pink, large dark blue spots, dark blue spots on sleeves, pink cap, dark blue spots (Cattle On The Road Syndicate)

Niven (IRE)  6 

b g Elusive Pimpernel - Ginger Lily (Lucky Guest)

5 11-12 t p
122
5 11-12 t p
122

Fairly useful hurdler. 8/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time in this code, respectable fifth of 10 in handicap hurdle at Bellewstown (16.7f) 6 days ago. Very much respected on the pick of his form.

Fairly useful hurdler. 8/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time in this code, respectable fifth of 10 in handicap hurdle at Bellewstown (16.7f) 6 days ago. Very much respected on the pick of his form.

4
3-1
iT
Red, white cross sashes, hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots (F W Lynch)

Political Policy (IRE)  6 

b g Bushranger - Alexander Express (Sri Pekan)

7 11-12 t
-
7 11-12 t
-

Twice-raced winner over hurdles. Fairly useful winner at 13f on Flat. Won 16-runner novice hurdle at Bellewstown (16.7f, good to firm, 10/3) 6 days ago, battling well. Another bold show likely.

Twice-raced winner over hurdles. Fairly useful winner at 13f on Flat. Won 16-runner novice hurdle at Bellewstown (16.7f, good to firm, 10/3) 6 days ago, battling well. Another bold show likely.

5
7-3214
iT
Dark blue, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond (Mrs P Sloan)

Count Simon (IRE)  7 

b g Rip Van Winkle - Wedding Cake (Groom Dancer)

4 11-6 p
117
4 11-6 p
117

Lightly-raced winner over hurdles. 9/4, creditable fourth of 8 in minor event hurdle at Bellewstown (16.7f, good to firm) 7 days ago, left poorly placed and could still do better.

Lightly-raced winner over hurdles. 9/4, creditable fourth of 8 in minor event hurdle at Bellewstown (16.7f, good to firm) 7 days ago, left poorly placed and could still do better.

6
221212-
iT
White, royal blue stars, royal blue & white halved sleeves, white & royal blue striped cap (J J Devaney)

Tranquil Magic (IRE)  273 

b f Gold Well - Bondi Babe (Meneval)

7 11-5 t p
100
7 11-5 t p
100

Fair chaser. Course winner. Latest win in chase here in September. Good second of 10 in handicap hurdle at this course (18.8f, good to soft, 4/1). Off 9 months. More needed in this line-up.

Fair chaser. Course winner. Latest win in chase here in September. Good second of 10 in handicap hurdle at this course (18.8f, good to soft, 4/1). Off 9 months. More needed in this line-up.

7
P5P/
iT
White, black sash, yellow cap, black star (Neil Gault)

Nellys Robin (IRE)  448 

b f Robin Des Pres - Topathistle (Broadway Flyer)

5 10-13
-
5 10-13
-

Robin Des Pres mare. Dam unraced half-sister to fairly useful French/German hurdler/chaser (stayed 25f) Hilltopper. Ran 3 times in points, pulled up latest start in April 2017.

Robin Des Pres mare. Dam unraced half-sister to fairly useful French/German hurdler/chaser (stayed 25f) Hilltopper. Ran 3 times in points, pulled up latest start in April 2017.

Verdict

MIDNIGHT ESCAPE hasn't gone on as expected since going chasing but had a solid rating over hurdles and a return to the smaller obstacles can see him improve back to somewhere near his best. Niven has been running well in handicaps of late and can prove to be fairly competitive here, while Political Policy won his maiden hurdle last week at Bellewstown and could have further improvement to come.

Verdict

NIVEN was below his best last time, but his previous form reads well in the context of today’s race so he receives the vote. Political Policy and C&D winner Count Simon head up the opposition.

15:40 Downpatrick (NI) 13 Jul 2018

Tullyraine Veterinary Clinic (c & G) Maiden Hurdle (4YO plus)

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

2

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
Red, black seams, diabolo on sleeves, black diamond on cap (R P Behan)

Pink Ribbon (IRE)  (25F) 

g g Dark Angel - My Funny Valentine (Mukaddamah)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Fair handicapper on the Flat, stays 1¼m, though yet to fire this season. Makes jumps debut.

Fair handicapper on the Flat, stays 1¼m, though yet to fire this season. Makes jumps debut.

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2
765-
iT
Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, emerald green cap, white star (Robert Sinclair)

The Moore Factor (IRE)  382 (29F) 

b g Baltic King - Belleinga (Orpen)

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

Thrice-raced maiden over hurdles. Fairly useful winner at 7f on Flat. Seventh of 11 in minor event (9/1) at Leopardstown (10f, good to firm) 29 days ago. Remains capable of better in this sphere.

Thrice-raced maiden over hurdles. Fairly useful winner at 7f on Flat. Seventh of 11 in minor event (9/1) at Leopardstown (10f, good to firm) 29 days ago. Remains capable of better in this sphere.

3
57213-0
iT
Black, yellow diamond, yellow cap (J P Russell)

Youghal By The Sea (IRE)  6 

b g Milan - Down By The Sea (Fourstars Allstar)

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

Below form tenth of 16 in novice hurdle (7/2) at Bellewstown (16.7f, good to firm) 6 days ago, though bad mistake early and not given a hard time after. Remains with potential and big shout.

Below form tenth of 16 in novice hurdle (7/2) at Bellewstown (16.7f, good to firm) 6 days ago, though bad mistake early and not given a hard time after. Remains with potential and big shout.

4
4P53-22
iT
White, black sash, royal blue cap (William Gault)

Lisnagreggan (IRE)  48 

ch g Beat of Drums - Insan Ruby (Insan)

9 11-4
-
9 11-4
-

Dual point winner, runner-up last time(May 26). Tailed-off last of 5 in hunter at Downpatrick on completed start in chases in March.

Dual point winner, runner-up last time(May 26). Tailed-off last of 5 in hunter at Downpatrick on completed start in chases in March.

5
780-2
iT
Black & grey quartered, halved sleeves, quartered cap (J P Ledwidge)

Go Guarantor 26 

b g Medicean - Furbelow (Pivotal)

4 11-1
96
4 11-1
96

Lightly-raced maiden. Excellent second of 15 in handicap hurdle at this course (17.3f, good, 25/1) 26 days ago. In the mix.

Lightly-raced maiden. Excellent second of 15 in handicap hurdle at this course (17.3f, good, 25/1) 26 days ago. In the mix.

6
00
iT
Royal blue, red epaulettes & sleeves, red cap, white star (Jonathan Flanagan)

Templeton Roch 30 

b g Shirocco - Special Green (Sadler's Wells)

4 11-1
-
4 11-1
-

Poor form in bumpers and more needed now switching to hurdles.

Poor form in bumpers and more needed now switching to hurdles.

Verdict

YOUGHAL BY THE SEA has a quick turnaround after a disappointing effort on his return at Bellewstown last time, having made a bad mistake early on which he failed to recover from, but his form behind Stratum at Galway is the standout on offer and he can bounce back to get off the mark. The Moore Factor could have more to come returning to hurdles having had a couple of outings last year, while his stable companion Pink Ribbon looks best of the remainder.

Verdict

A bad mistake put paid to YOUGHAL BY THE SEA's chances of running well at Bellewstown 6 days ago, but he remains with potential and looks to have been found an excellent opportunity to gain compensation. Go Guarantor is feared most following an encouraging second at this venue last month.

16:15 Downpatrick (NI) 13 Jul 2018

Itba Mares Maiden Hurdle (4YO plus)

Winner €6,775 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

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
8-977
iT
Emerald green & red chevrons, red sleeves, check cap (Rollx Syndicate)

Aasleagh Dawn (IRE)  30 

b f Milan - Aasleagh Lady (Presenting)

5 11-7
97
5 11-7
97

Promising sort. 40/1, good seventh of 25 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (16.4f, good) 30 days ago, finishing well. Yard in good form.

Promising sort. 40/1, good seventh of 25 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (16.4f, good) 30 days ago, finishing well. Yard in good form.

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2
iT
Maroon & royal blue hoops, royal blue cap, maroon diamond (Nigel Johnston)

Danville Girl (IRE)  (43F) 

b f Dandy Man - Farewell Angelina (Governor Brown)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

No form on the Flat and likely outsider on hurdles bow.

No form on the Flat and likely outsider on hurdles bow.

3
0/U-00
iT
Black, orange stars, orange sleeves, orange star on cap (Brian Ferris)

Derecho Storm (IRE)  37 

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

Non Runner

Non Runner

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 50/1, twelfth of 13 in novice hurdle at Wexford (20.4f, good) 37 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 50/1, twelfth of 13 in novice hurdle at Wexford (20.4f, good) 37 days ago.

4
P/612-34
iT
Red, emerald green epaulettes, white & em green hooped sleeves, white cap (Patrick Joseph McCartan)

Inishbel (IRE)  40 

b f Arakan - Schindler's Dame (Oscar Schindler)

5 11-7 t1
-
5 11-7 t1
-

€12,500 3-y-o, Arakan mare. Half-sister to fairly useful 3m hurdle winner Special Prep. Won maiden point in April, last of 4 last time (Jun 3).

€12,500 3-y-o, Arakan mare. Half-sister to fairly useful 3m hurdle winner Special Prep. Won maiden point in April, last of 4 last time (Jun 3).

5
2/B-53
iT
Yellow, emerald green triple diamond, emerald green diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap (John F Doyle)

Isle Of Destiny (IRE)  27 

b f Gold Well - Young Amelie (Garde Royale)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Thrice-raced maiden. Third of 12 in novice hurdle (10/1) at this C&D (good) 27 days ago, running on. Entitled to be thereabouts.

Thrice-raced maiden. Third of 12 in novice hurdle (10/1) at this C&D (good) 27 days ago, running on. Entitled to be thereabouts.

6
44-509
iT
Black, emerald green sash & cap (Liam Lennon)

Bobbie The Dazzler (IRE)  27 

b f Lawman - Fashion Statement (Rainbow Quest)

4 11-1
-
4 11-1
-

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. Ninth of 12 in novice hurdle (66/1) at this C&D (good) 27 days ago, unable to sustain effort.

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. Ninth of 12 in novice hurdle (66/1) at this C&D (good) 27 days ago, unable to sustain effort.

7
0-09
iT
Black, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap (Miss Rachel O'Neill)

Delightful Dame (USA)  31 

b f Lonhro - Delighted (Danehill)

4 11-1 t p
-
4 11-1 t p
-

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. 66/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, ninth of 18 in novice hurdle at Roscommon (16f, good) on hurdles bow 31 days ago.

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. 66/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, ninth of 18 in novice hurdle at Roscommon (16f, good) on hurdles bow 31 days ago.

8
F5
iT
Royal blue & white hoops, white stars on sleeves, royal blue cap (Alan McCaldin)

I'm On Snap (IRE)  40 

br f Jeremy - Our Dream (Bob Back)

4 11-1
-
4 11-1
-

€8,000 3-y-o, Jeremy filly. Half-sister to useful hurdler/chaser Ttebbob. Fifth on completed start from 2 points last time (Jun 3).

€8,000 3-y-o, Jeremy filly. Half-sister to useful hurdler/chaser Ttebbob. Fifth on completed start from 2 points last time (Jun 3).

9
0907
iT
Red, white & yellow stripes, blue sleeves, yellow & red striped cap (M M Rice)

La Belle De Paris (IRE)  18 

b f Sinndar - The Last Alzao (Alzao)

4 11-1
89
4 11-1
89

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 100/1, very good seventh of 14 in novice hurdle at Kilbeggan (16f, good to firm) 18 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 100/1, very good seventh of 14 in novice hurdle at Kilbeggan (16f, good to firm) 18 days ago.

10
iT
Royal blue & white hoops, white stars on sleeves, royal blue cap (Alan McCaldin)

Miss Lanefox (IRE)  

b f Mahler - Kendos Dream (Presenting)

Non Runner

Non Runner

€4,000 3-y-o, Mahler filly. Half-sister to fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser Rangitoto and modest 2½m hurdle winner Two In A Row, stayed 3m. Dam lightly raced in bumpers.

€4,000 3-y-o, Mahler filly. Half-sister to fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser Rangitoto and modest 2½m hurdle winner Two In A Row, stayed 3m. Dam lightly raced in bumpers.

11
iT
Pink, royal blue spots, royal blue seams on sleeves, royal blue cap (Orleefa Partnership)

Orleefa (IRE)  

b f Court Cave - Hamari Gold (Priolo)

4 11-1
-
4 11-1
-

Court Cave filly. Closely related to fair 3¼m chase winner Never Learn and half-sister to 2 winners, including bumper winner/fair hurdler The Way It Works. Betting should guide.

Court Cave filly. Closely related to fair 3¼m chase winner Never Learn and half-sister to 2 winners, including bumper winner/fair hurdler The Way It Works. Betting should guide.

Verdict

ISLE OF DESTINY has improved with each of her last two outings over timber and his third over C&D last month can prove good enough for Gordon Elliott's mare to gain her first success at the fourth attempt in what looks a very winnable race. Aasleagh Dawn could feasibly take a step forward for a step up in trip, while Inishbel can go well if able to replicate her point-to-point form.

Verdict

This won't take a whole lot of winning and the percentage call is to side with ISLE OF DESTINY on the back of her improved third placed finish over C&D 4 weeks ago. Aasleagh Dawn and point winner Inishbel are a couple of others to consider.

16:50 Downpatrick (NI) 13 Jul 2018

North Down Marquees Handicap Hurdle (80-95) (4YO plus)

Winner €6,160 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

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
800-881
iT
Emerald green,red diamond,red slvs,emGreen diamonds,red cap,emGreen diamond (R Graffin)

Touchedbyanangel (IRE)  26 

g g Beneficial - Gray's Anatomy (Gothland)

6 11-12
95
6 11-12
95

10/1, career best when winning 15-runner handicap hurdle at this course (17.3f, good) 26 days ago. Good chance if backing that up.

10/1, career best when winning 15-runner handicap hurdle at this course (17.3f, good) 26 days ago. Good chance if backing that up.

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2
98067-
iT
Black, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, black chevrons, yellow & black hooped cap (Fir Capail An Obair Syndicate)

Siempre Amigos (IRE)  153 (7F) 

g f Fast Company - Zamiyla (Daylami)

5 11-10
93
5 11-10
93

Has shown some improvement on the level recently and no forlorn hope now back hurdling.

Has shown some improvement on the level recently and no forlorn hope now back hurdling.

3
0577/P-0
iT
Royal blue, red hoop, red sleeves & cap (S Michael Millar)

American Image (IRE)  49 

b g Lord Americo - Hilary's Image (Phardante)

10 11-7
90
10 11-7
90

50/1, twelfth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Down Royal (16f, good) 49 days ago.

50/1, twelfth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Down Royal (16f, good) 49 days ago.

4
580855-
iT
Red, emerald green hoop, emerald green sleeves, red armlet, emerald green cap (Mrs Angela Hawkins)

Flemen Majic (IRE)  127 

b f Flemensfirth - Majic Times Ahead (Weld)

6 11-5
88
6 11-5
88

8/1, below form fifth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Thurles (16f, heavy) 127 days ago, left with lot to do. May yet do better.

8/1, below form fifth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Thurles (16f, heavy) 127 days ago, left with lot to do. May yet do better.

5
82/00-50
iT
Orange, royal blue chevron, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap (Twenty Syndicate)

Make My Heart Fly (IRE)  20 

b f Stowaway - Poppy Maroon (Supreme Leader)

Non Runner

Non Runner

9/1, below form tenth of 17 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (16f, good) 20 days ago. With a good yard so perhaps not one to give up on just yet.

9/1, below form tenth of 17 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (16f, good) 20 days ago. With a good yard so perhaps not one to give up on just yet.

6
5/47408-
iT
Royal blue, red disc, royal blue cap (Mrs Suzanne Fahey)

Ciaoifsin (IRE)  334 (330F) 

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

9 11-3 t
86
9 11-3 t
86

50/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, tenth of 11 in maiden at Tramore (16f, good) on flat debut. Off 11 months. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Tongue strap on for 1st time in this code.

50/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, tenth of 11 in maiden at Tramore (16f, good) on flat debut. Off 11 months. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Tongue strap on for 1st time in this code.

7
55F/090-
iT
Black, red diamond, red stars on sleeves, red cap, black star (Miss K McNeilly)

Lusis Naturea 267 (210F) 

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

7 11-3
86
7 11-3
86

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Fairly useful winner at 11f on flat. 16/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, tenth of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (10.7f). Off 7 months. Switches from Flat to hurdles.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Fairly useful winner at 11f on flat. 16/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, tenth of 14 in handicap at Dundalk (10.7f). Off 7 months. Switches from Flat to hurdles.

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

Blue Skimmer (IRE)  163 (63F) 

b g Arcano - Cattiva Generosa (Cadeaux Genereux)

6 11-2
85
6 11-2
85

Lightly-raced maiden. Switches from Flat to hurdles. 13/20 on last hurdle outing. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Difficult ask.

Lightly-raced maiden. Switches from Flat to hurdles. 13/20 on last hurdle outing. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Difficult ask.

9
03-8464
iT
Black, red spots, black cap, white spots (Miss Rita Shah)

Authorative (IRE)  6 

b g Refuse To Bend - Reasonably Devout (St Jovite)

Non Runner

Non Runner

One win from 31 NH runs. 25/1, below form fourth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Bellewstown (20f, good to firm) 6 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. O

One win from 31 NH runs. 25/1, below form fourth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Bellewstown (20f, good to firm) 6 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. O

10
61-P108
iT
Dark green, white cross of lorraine, white chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap (Sliabh Bawn Racing Syndicate)

Grey Mountain Mist (IRE)  20 

g g Morozov - Cracking Kate (Roselier)

11 11-1 t p
84
11 11-1 t p
84

Latest win in chase at Limerick in May. Bit below form eighth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (16f, good, 12/1) 20 days ago.

Latest win in chase at Limerick in May. Bit below form eighth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (16f, good, 12/1) 20 days ago.

11
75-3U34
iT
Purple, gold hoop on body & sleeves, yellow cap, purple spots (James F Mernagh)

Lady Of The Sea (IRE)  27 

b f Milan - Blueberry Bramble (Pistolet Bleu)

6 11-1 b1
84
6 11-1 b1
84

10/1, creditable fourth of 14 in handicap hurdle at this course (21.3f, good) 27 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Looks competitive on form.

10/1, creditable fourth of 14 in handicap hurdle at this course (21.3f, good) 27 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Looks competitive on form.

12
00308-8
iT
Red, blue, white & yellow sash, red cap (Mrs M Fagan)

Loughnavalley (IRE)  51 

b g Primary - Rathcolman Queen (Radical)

7 11-1
84
7 11-1
84

Below form eighth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Wexford (16f, good, 14/1) 51 days ago.

Below form eighth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Wexford (16f, good, 14/1) 51 days ago.

13
P0-6006
iT
White, maroon diamond, maroon & white striped sleeves, white cap, maroon star (In It For The Craic Syndicate)

Grande Waltz (GER)  26 

b g Wiener Walzer - Giralda (Tenby)

5 10-11 t
80
5 10-11 t
80

Bit below form 31½ lengths sixth of 15 to Touchedbyanangel in handicap hurdle (33/1) at this course (17.3f, good) 26 days ago.

Bit below form 31½ lengths sixth of 15 to Touchedbyanangel in handicap hurdle (33/1) at this course (17.3f, good) 26 days ago.

Verdict

TOUCHEDBYANANGEL did it well here last month and should be nicely suited by this step up in distance. He was backed from 40-1 into 10-1 on that day and clearly looks to be going the right way for his handler at the age of just six. Authorative ran a decent race at Bellewstown when picking up a share of the pot six days ago, while Lady Of The Sea has gone well the last twice and wears first-time blinkers.

Verdict

TOUCHEDBYANANGEL showed improved form to get off the mark at this venue last month and can strike again. Lady of The Sea and Siempre Amigos are a couple of others to consider.

17:25 Downpatrick (NI) 13 Jul 2018

Joe Rea Memorial Maiden Hurdle (5YO plus)

Winner €6,775 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m 5f 170y

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
22153-0
iT
Royal blue, red sash, diabolo on sleeves, red cap, royal blue star (Allan Snow)

Anytime Now (IRE)  45 

b g Beneficial - Rag's Lady (King's Ride)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Fair hurdler. Eleventh of 15 in novice hurdle at Ballinrobe (20f, good, 10/1) 45 days ago.

Fair hurdler. Eleventh of 15 in novice hurdle at Ballinrobe (20f, good, 10/1) 45 days ago.

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2
5425-94
iT
Yellow, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star (Barry Connell)

Glan Y Gors (IRE)  20 

b g High Chaparral - Trading Places (Dansili)

6 11-12 t
115
6 11-12 t
115

Fair hurdler. 12/1, creditable fourth of 11 in novice hurdle at Gowran (20f, good) 20 days ago.

Fair hurdler. 12/1, creditable fourth of 11 in novice hurdle at Gowran (20f, good) 20 days ago.

3
UF-5821
iT
White, dark blue hoop, orange & dark blue halved sleeves, white cap, dark blue star (D Scally)

Presentingprincess (IRE)  5 

br f Presenting - Take Ine (Take Risks)

7 11-5 t h
-
7 11-5 t h
-

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. Won 18-runner bumper (5/1) at Limerick (20f, good to firm) 5 days ago, keeping on well. Switches from bumpers to hurdles.

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. Won 18-runner bumper (5/1) at Limerick (20f, good to firm) 5 days ago, keeping on well. Switches from bumpers to hurdles.

4
9-
iT
White & mauve check, emerald green sleeves & cap (Alexander McGregor)

Major Mitchell (IRE)  76 

b g Gold Well - Cooper's Rose (Roselier)

5 11-4
-
5 11-4
-

20/1, ninth of 13 in bumper at Punchestown (16f, soft) on NH debut 76 days ago. Makes hurdles debut. Significantly up in trip.

20/1, ninth of 13 in bumper at Punchestown (16f, soft) on NH debut 76 days ago. Makes hurdles debut. Significantly up in trip.

5
11441B/
iT
Emerald green & white check, emerald green cap (Patrick Joseph Madine)

Tareesh Lane (IRE)  814 

ch g Pierre - Don't Be Rude (Denel)

12 11-4
-
12 11-4
-

Dual point winner. 10/3, brought down in handicap chase at Fairyhouse (24f, good to soft). Makes hurdles debut. Off over 2 years.

Dual point winner. 10/3, brought down in handicap chase at Fairyhouse (24f, good to soft). Makes hurdles debut. Off over 2 years.

6
03-22
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Touch Base (IRE)  26 

b g Robin Des Champs - Badawi Street (Thowra)

6 11-4
106
6 11-4
106

Lightly-raced maiden. 11/4, creditable second of 11 in novice hurdle at this course (18.8f, good) 26 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden. 11/4, creditable second of 11 in novice hurdle at this course (18.8f, good) 26 days ago.

7
4P86-25
iT
Red, black panel, black star on cap (Caoimhe O'hare)

Archview Sunshine (IRE)  48 

ch f Medaaly - Singing Winds (Turtle Island)

9 10-11
-
9 10-11
-

66/1, ninth of 14 in hunter chase at Down Royal (22f, heavy) on NH debut. Maiden pointer, unplaced last time (May 26)

66/1, ninth of 14 in hunter chase at Down Royal (22f, heavy) on NH debut. Maiden pointer, unplaced last time (May 26)

8
23U0-06
iT
Royal blue & yellow hoops, yellow sleeves & cap (Templeburn Racing Syndicate)

Caerleon Kate 6 

ch f Medicean - Towaahi (Caerleon)

6 10-11 b
92
6 10-11 b
92

Modest hurdler. Remains a maiden after 16 hurdle runs. Blinkers on for 1st time in this code, respectable sixth of 14 in novice hurdle at Bellewstown (24f, good to firm, 33/1) 6 days ago.

Modest hurdler. Remains a maiden after 16 hurdle runs. Blinkers on for 1st time in this code, respectable sixth of 14 in novice hurdle at Bellewstown (24f, good to firm, 33/1) 6 days ago.

9
8P-412
iT
Royal blue & white chevrons, white cap, royal blue diamond (Mrs Fiona Bowe)

Do You Know What (IRE)  41 

b f Dubai Destination - The Whiskey Pond (Accordion)

5 10-11
-
5 10-11
-

£17,000 5-y-o, third foal, dam, pulled up in points, sister to unreliable but fairly useful hurdler/high-class chaser (stayed 25f) Weird Al. Point winner, runner-up last time (Jun 2).

£17,000 5-y-o, third foal, dam, pulled up in points, sister to unreliable but fairly useful hurdler/high-class chaser (stayed 25f) Weird Al. Point winner, runner-up last time (Jun 2).

10
23-P9
iT
Purple & yellow hoops, purple cap (Gary Adams)

Ninja Nelly (IRE)  64 

br f Yeats - Donna's Princess (Supreme Leader)

5 10-11 h1
-
5 10-11 h1
-

50/1, ninth of 20 in novice hurdle at Tipperary (16f, good to soft) on NH debut 64 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Hooded for 1st time.

50/1, ninth of 20 in novice hurdle at Tipperary (16f, good to soft) on NH debut 64 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Hooded for 1st time.

11
980P-0
iT
Dark green & yellow stripes, yellow cap, dark green diamonds (Miss Pauline A Conlon)

Worth The Wait (IRE)  51 

b f Gold Well - Bubble Bann (Hubbly Bubbly)

6 10-11 b1
-
6 10-11 b1
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 100/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, eleventh of 14 in novice hurdle at Wexford (20f, good) 51 days ago. Blinkered.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 100/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, eleventh of 14 in novice hurdle at Wexford (20f, good) 51 days ago. Blinkered.

Verdict

TOUCH BASE lost little in defeat when third over 2m3f here last month and is expected to go one better now stepped up to this longer trip. Glan Y Gors kept on for fourth in a 2m4f maiden hurdle at Gowran last time and has place possibilities now granted a stiffer test. The pick of the remainder may be recent Limerick bumper winner Presentingprincess, who ran well over hurdles at Gowran previously.

Verdict

PRESENTINGPRINCESS landed a big-field bumper at the beginning of the week and given she's already displayed an aptitude for hurdling, a quick follow up could be on the cards. Touch Base and Glan Y Gors are feared most.

17:55 Downpatrick (NI) 13 Jul 2018

Balloo Vets Handicap Hurdle (80-95) (4YO plus)

Winner €6,160 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 5f 170y

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
8P-4352
iT
Black & white diamonds, white sleeves, black cap, red diamond (Donal Commins)

Timmone (IRE)  8 

br g Daylami - Hakuna (Saddlers' Hall)

7 12-1 h
98
7 12-1 h
98

Good second of 20 in handicap hurdle (9/2) at Tipperary (24f, good) 8 days ago, running on. Can make presence felt.

Good second of 20 in handicap hurdle (9/2) at Tipperary (24f, good) 8 days ago, running on. Can make presence felt.

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2
5FF/1F-9
iT
Black, red diamond, red stars on sleeves, red cap, black star (Miss K McNeilly)

Shumaker (IRE)  6 

ch g Whitmore's Conn - Blazing Love (Fruits Of Love)

6 11-12
95
6 11-12
95

Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1, bit below form ninth of 16 in novice hurdle at Bellewstown (16.7f, good to firm) 6 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1, bit below form ninth of 16 in novice hurdle at Bellewstown (16.7f, good to firm) 6 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

3
7907-32
iT
Dark blue & white hoops, red & white hooped cap (Ms A Cromwell)

Damut I'm Out (IRE)  6 

b g Gamut - Five Cents More (Flemensfirth)

8 11-6 p1
89
8 11-6 p1
89

Good second of 16 in handicap hurdle (7/1) at Bellewstown (20f, good to firm) 6 days ago. Stable having good spell. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Likely to continue in form.

Good second of 16 in handicap hurdle (7/1) at Bellewstown (20f, good to firm) 6 days ago. Stable having good spell. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Likely to continue in form.

4
524213-
iT
Black, emerald green sash & cap (Liam Lennon)

Benarty Hill (IRE)  152 

b g September Storm - Crossmacahilly (Executive Perk)

8 11-5
88
8 11-5
88

One win from 22 NH runs. Winner in chase at Down Royal in January. 7/1, good third of 12 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (24f, heavy) 152 days ago.

One win from 22 NH runs. Winner in chase at Down Royal in January. 7/1, good third of 12 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (24f, heavy) 152 days ago.

5
06541P-
iT
Light green, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow armlet, yellow star on cap (Liam Kelly)

Pump Road (IRE)  174 

b g Tajraasi - Ballymac Winner (Norwich)

6 11-4
87
6 11-4
87

Winner in hurdle at Tramore in January. Pulled up in handicap hurdle at Navan (20f, heavy, 10/1) 174 days ago, pulled up before 2 out. First run for yard after leaving John Gerard Lonergan.

Winner in hurdle at Tramore in January. Pulled up in handicap hurdle at Navan (20f, heavy, 10/1) 174 days ago, pulled up before 2 out. First run for yard after leaving John Gerard Lonergan.

6
000-618
iT
Royal blue & yellow hoops, yellow sleeves & cap (Templeburn Racing Syndicate)

Shipwreck (IRE)  20 

b f Shantou - Skeleton Coast (Bob Back)

7 11-4
87
7 11-4
87

C&D winner. Winner in hurdle here in June. Eighth of 10 in handicap hurdle at Perth (23.9f, good, 3/1) 20 days ago, going with enthusiasm. Merits consideration.

C&D winner. Winner in hurdle here in June. Eighth of 10 in handicap hurdle at Perth (23.9f, good, 3/1) 20 days ago, going with enthusiasm. Merits consideration.

7
001000/
iT
Black & pink diamonds, black sleeves, pink star on cap (Daniel Anthony Fitzsimmons)

Some Pride (IRE)  1007 

b g Helissio - Rossbrick Lass (Executive Perk)

10 11-2
85
10 11-2
85

Winner in hurdle at Ballinrobe in July 2015. Twelfth of 16 in handicap hurdle (12/1) at Fairyhouse (20f, good). Off over 2 years. First run for yard after leaving Michael O'Hare.

Winner in hurdle at Ballinrobe in July 2015. Twelfth of 16 in handicap hurdle (12/1) at Fairyhouse (20f, good). Off over 2 years. First run for yard after leaving Michael O'Hare.

8
7/607
iT
Black, red spots, black cap, white spots (Miss Rita Shah)

Im Waiting (IRE)  38 

b f Excellent Art - Margot (Sadler's Wells)

5 11-0 t p
83
5 11-0 t p
83

Lightly-raced maiden. 50/1, respectable seventh of 14 in handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (24.6f, good) 38 days ago. Others more persuasive.

Lightly-raced maiden. 50/1, respectable seventh of 14 in handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (24.6f, good) 38 days ago. Others more persuasive.

9
P22F1P-
iT
Royal blue, light green disc, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars (Downinmeath Syndicate)

Smiling Jessica (IRE)  175 

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

8 11-0
83
8 11-0
83

9/2, pulled up in handicap chase at Musselburgh (23.8f, soft) 175 days ago, folding tamely after 5 out. First run for yard after leaving Rebecca Menzies.

9/2, pulled up in handicap chase at Musselburgh (23.8f, soft) 175 days ago, folding tamely after 5 out. First run for yard after leaving Rebecca Menzies.

10
075P0-
iT
Black, pink seams, black cap (Mrs  Heidi Gibney)

Tara Mia (IRE)  193 

b f Court Cave - Kahyasi Princess (Kahyasi)

5 11-0 t
83
5 11-0 t
83

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 66/1, twelfth of 14 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (18f, heavy). Off 6 months. Up in trip. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 66/1, twelfth of 14 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (18f, heavy). Off 6 months. Up in trip. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

11
090-0FU
iT
Royal blue, yellow cross of lorraine & sleeves, royal blue cap (T F Lonergan)

Ashbourne Allstar (IRE)  6 

b f Scorpion - Phenics Allstar (Fourstars Allstar)

6 10-13 p
82
6 10-13 p
82

Unseated rider in handicap hurdle at Bellewstown (20f, good to firm, 25/1) 6 days ago. Very hard to make a case for.

Unseated rider in handicap hurdle at Bellewstown (20f, good to firm, 25/1) 6 days ago. Very hard to make a case for.

12
03PP-90
iT
Red, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow diamonds on cap (Call It What You LikeSyndicate)

Charlotte's Chum (IRE)  7 

b f Stowaway - Aunt Sue (Shahanndeh)

9 10-11 (ow1) t p1
80
9 10-11 (ow1) t p1
80

Thirteenth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Bellewstown (16.7f, good to firm, 25/1) 7 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. Booking of Russell a plus. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

Thirteenth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Bellewstown (16.7f, good to firm, 25/1) 7 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. Booking of Russell a plus. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

Verdict

TIMMONE attracted market support when beaten by under a length over 3m at Tipperary eight days ago and is expected to remain competitive, despite a 3lb rise, even though he's dropping back slightly in trip. Benarty Hill is worth a market check now returning from an absence and is weighted to go well, though Damut I'm Out is considered the main danger now fitted with first-time cheekpieces on the back of posting a solid second over 2m4f at Bellewstown.

Verdict

DAMUT I'M OUT and Timmone arrive on the back of career-best runner-up efforts in big-field handicaps and they look the pair to focus on, with marginal preference for the former. Benarty Hill was in good order when last seen during the winter and he looks best of the rest.

18:25 Downpatrick (NI) 13 Jul 2018

Two N & M's Flat Race (4YO to 7YO)

Winner €6,160 - 6 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
FF0-4
iT
Beige, brown seams, brown sleeves, beige seams, brown cap (Leo Kerley)

Deburrafield (IRE)  6 

bay g Kalanisi - Santa's Girl (Little Bighorn)

5 12-0
-
5 12-0
-

Limited promise in points, but showed a bit when fourth of 16 in novice hurdle at Bellewstown (16.7f, good to firm) on NH debut 6 days ago. Makes bumpers debut. Yard in good form.

Limited promise in points, but showed a bit when fourth of 16 in novice hurdle at Bellewstown (16.7f, good to firm) on NH debut 6 days ago. Makes bumpers debut. Yard in good form.

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2
9-04
iT
Yellow, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue cap, yellow star (Neil McKnight)

Greenandwhitearmy (IRE)  38 

b g Craigsteel - Reynella Breeze (Oscar)

6 12-0
-
6 12-0
-

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. Fourth of 8 in bumper at Kilbeggan (16f, good, 40/1) on bumper debut 38 days ago.

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. Fourth of 8 in bumper at Kilbeggan (16f, good, 40/1) on bumper debut 38 days ago.

3
2-11
iT
Orange & purple chevrons, orange sleeves, check cap (Victor McCrea)

James Boru (IRE)  56 

b g Brian Boru - Sparrow's Trap (Magical Wonder)

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

€6,700 4-y-o, third foal, closely related to useful hurdler Massini's Trap (2m-2½m winner, by Dr Massini), stays 3m, dam maiden hurdler. Ran 3 times in points, successful last twice (latest May 18).

€6,700 4-y-o, third foal, closely related to useful hurdler Massini's Trap (2m-2½m winner, by Dr Massini), stays 3m, dam maiden hurdler. Ran 3 times in points, successful last twice (latest May 18).

4
41-3
iT
Light blue, purple stars, purple star on cap (Ms Caroline Ahearn)

Mats Hall (IRE)  6 

b g Scorpion - Definite Favour (Definite Article)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Winning pointer. Third of 10 in bumper at Bellewstown (16.7f, good to firm, 3/1) on NH debut 6 days ago. Hood on 1st time.

Winning pointer. Third of 10 in bumper at Bellewstown (16.7f, good to firm, 3/1) on NH debut 6 days ago. Hood on 1st time.

5
7
iT
Black, emerald green sash & cap (Liam Lennon)

Pegase Amour (IRE)  8 

b g Winged Love - Lovely Native (Be My Native)

7 12-0
-
7 12-0
-

14/1, seventh of 10 in novice hurdle at Perth (20.2f, good) on NH debut 8 days ago. Makes bumpers debut.

14/1, seventh of 10 in novice hurdle at Perth (20.2f, good) on NH debut 8 days ago. Makes bumpers debut.

6
1/3
iT
Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap (Qatar Racing Limited)

Present In Court (IRE)  18 

b g Court Cave - Present Line (Presenting)

5 12-0
-
5 12-0
-

£65,000 4-y-o, second foal, dam unraced half-sister to useful hurdler/fairly useful chaser Line Ball. Won point on debut in 2017. 11/4, third of 10 in bumper at Kilbeggan on Rules debut.

£65,000 4-y-o, second foal, dam unraced half-sister to useful hurdler/fairly useful chaser Line Ball. Won point on debut in 2017. 11/4, third of 10 in bumper at Kilbeggan on Rules debut.

7
S-P7
iT
Light blue, dark blue seams, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, purple star (S R B Crawford)

Uknowwhatimean (IRE)  26 

ch g Shantou - Presenting Chaos (Presenting)

4 11-8 p1
-
4 11-8 p1
-

Seventh of 11 in novice hurdle at this C&D (good, 40/1) on NH debut 26 days ago. Makes bumpers debut. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.

Seventh of 11 in novice hurdle at this C&D (good, 40/1) on NH debut 26 days ago. Makes bumpers debut. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.