12:20 Navan (IRE) 9 Dec 2017

Kells Maiden Hurdle (4YO only)

Winner €8,007 - 21 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m

Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)

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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
U-5
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Crezic (FR)  44 

b g Califet - Valmasque (Start Fast)

4 11-7 h
-
4 11-7 h
-

Hooded, fifth of 15 in bumper (12/1) at Thurles (16f, good to soft) on NH debut 44 days ago. Makes hurdles debut.

Hooded, fifth of 15 in bumper (12/1) at Thurles (16f, good to soft) on NH debut 44 days ago. Makes hurdles debut.

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2
211-722
iT
Maroon, white star, white armlets, white cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

Dis Donc (FR)  35 

bay g Kingsalsa - Skarina (Dark Moondancer)

4 11-7 h
-
4 11-7 h
-

Fairly useful hurdler. 2/1, second of 16 in novice hurdle at Down Royal (16f, soft) 35 days ago, sticking to task. Sets a good standard.

Fairly useful hurdler. 2/1, second of 16 in novice hurdle at Down Royal (16f, soft) 35 days ago, sticking to task. Sets a good standard.

3
1-1
iT
MAROON, WHITE star and armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

Dortmund Park (FR)  179 

bay g Great Pretender - Qena (Le Balafre)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Won 9-runner bumper at Nantes (11.9f, good) 179 days ago. Makes hurdles debut. Significantly up in trip. First run for yard after leaving F. Foucher.

Won 9-runner bumper at Nantes (11.9f, good) 179 days ago. Makes hurdles debut. Significantly up in trip. First run for yard after leaving F. Foucher.

4
U00
iT
Red, yellow braces, white sleeves & cap (J Glews)

Flamingo Lane 20 

ch g Arakan - Eluna (Unfuwain)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Twice-raced maiden. 100/1, eighteenth of 23 in novice hurdle at Cork (16f, heavy) 20 days ago.

Twice-raced maiden. 100/1, eighteenth of 23 in novice hurdle at Cork (16f, heavy) 20 days ago.

5
iT
Yellow, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap (Edward Cawley)

Misty Hollow 

b g Beat Hollow - Storm Whistle (Toulon)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Beat Hollow gelding. Dam lightly raced in bumpers/over hurdles.

Beat Hollow gelding. Dam lightly raced in bumpers/over hurdles.

6
0-P00
iT
Red, royal blue diamond & sleeves, royal blue cap, red diamond (JRM Racing Syndicate)

Montauk Flyer 9 

br g Arakan - Talbot's Inch (Beneficial)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Thirteenth of 18 in novice hurdle at Thurles (16f, soft, 100/1) 9 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Thirteenth of 18 in novice hurdle at Thurles (16f, soft, 100/1) 9 days ago.

7
iT
Dark blue, pink seams, dark blue sleeves, pink cap (Don't Touch It Syndicate)

Pincer Movement 

b g Scorpion - Mae Mobley

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

€34,000 3-y-o, Scorpion gelding. Dam unraced sister to fairly useful hurdler (stayed 2½m) Harvey Logan.

€34,000 3-y-o, Scorpion gelding. Dam unraced sister to fairly useful hurdler (stayed 2½m) Harvey Logan.

8
2F
iT
White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars (Derek Kierans)

Play The Game 100 (34F) 

b g Lawman - Neutral (Beat Hollow)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Useful Flat winner. Twice-raced maiden over hurdles. Switches from Flat to hurdles.

Useful Flat winner. Twice-raced maiden over hurdles. Switches from Flat to hurdles.

9
iT
Purple, grey star & sleeves, purple cap (Manverton Limited)

Quamino (GER)  

ch g Lord Of England - Quintana (Fantastic Light)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Lord of England gelding. Half-brother to 2 winners on Flat, including smart 1m-1¾m winner Quelindo. Dam maiden on Flat in Germany. Stable having good spell.

Lord of England gelding. Half-brother to 2 winners on Flat, including smart 1m-1¾m winner Quelindo. Dam maiden on Flat in Germany. Stable having good spell.

10
45-
iT
Royal blue, pink sash, pink cap, royal blue star (Mrs Paul Shanahan)

Riders Onthe Storm 290 

br g Scorpion - Endless Moments (Saddlers' Hall)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Twice-raced maiden. Fifth of 11 in bumper at Punchestown (16.5f, heavy, 3/1). Off 9 months. Makes hurdles debut.

Twice-raced maiden. Fifth of 11 in bumper at Punchestown (16.5f, heavy, 3/1). Off 9 months. Makes hurdles debut.

11
iT
Emerald green, yellow panel, yellow cap (Thurloe Thoroughbreds Ireland Limited)

Scarpeta (FR)  (490F) 

b g Soldier of Fortune - Sanada (Priolo)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

9/2, fourth of 7 in handicap at Newmarket (16.1f, good to firm). Off 16 months. First run for yard after leaving Mark Johnston.

9/2, fourth of 7 in handicap at Newmarket (16.1f, good to firm). Off 16 months. First run for yard after leaving Mark Johnston.

12
07
iT
Yellow, black & red hooped sleeves, red & yellow quartered cap (Not Even Maybe Syndicate)

Share The Honour (GB)  77 (34F) 

ch g Shamardal - Hometime (Dubai Destination)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Twice-raced maiden over hurdles. Fairly useful winner at 11f on flat. Thirteenth of 16 in handicap (8/1) at Naas (14f, soft) 34 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Switches from Flat to hurdles.

Twice-raced maiden over hurdles. Fairly useful winner at 11f on flat. Thirteenth of 16 in handicap (8/1) at Naas (14f, soft) 34 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Switches from Flat to hurdles.

13
iT
Maroon & white stripes, maroon cap, white hoop (C Jones)

Sidetracked (GB)  

b g Beneficial - Wicked Crack (King's Ride)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

€150,000 3-y-o, Beneficial gelding. Half-brother to very smart hurdler/top-class chaser Cue Card and fair hurdler/fairly useful chaser Hidden Crack.

€150,000 3-y-o, Beneficial gelding. Half-brother to very smart hurdler/top-class chaser Cue Card and fair hurdler/fairly useful chaser Hidden Crack.

14
1-
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Speak Easy (GB)  272 

b g Beneficial - For Bill (Presenting)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

€40,000 3-y-o, £220,000 4-y-o, Beneficial gelding. Dam (c140/h141) 2m-2¾m hurdle/chase winner, also winner on Flat. Point winner in March.

€40,000 3-y-o, £220,000 4-y-o, Beneficial gelding. Dam (c140/h141) 2m-2¾m hurdle/chase winner, also winner on Flat. Point winner in March.

15
P60
iT
White, red stars, dark blue sleeves, white stars, white cap, dark blue stars (Here For The Craic Partnership)

The Mouse Doctor 20 

b g Lord Shanakill - Afilla (Dansili)

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

Fairly useful Flat winner. Thrice-raced maiden over hurdles. Fairly useful winner at 8f on Flat. 50/1, sixteenth of 23 in novice hurdle at Cork (16f, heavy) 20 days ago.

Fairly useful Flat winner. Thrice-raced maiden over hurdles. Fairly useful winner at 8f on Flat. 50/1, sixteenth of 23 in novice hurdle at Cork (16f, heavy) 20 days ago.

16
8-
iT
Yellow, purple & white striped sleeves, white cap (Cill Dara Golfers Syndicate)

Alice Johnston 247 

b f Westerner - Female (Saddlers' Hall)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Once-raced maiden. Tailed-off eighth of 10 to Debuchet in listed bumper at Limerick (16f, soft, 33/1) on NH debut. Off 8 months. Makes hurdles debut.

Once-raced maiden. Tailed-off eighth of 10 to Debuchet in listed bumper at Limerick (16f, soft, 33/1) on NH debut. Off 8 months. Makes hurdles debut.

17
9P
iT
Maroon, large white spots, white spots on sleeves, maroon cap (Chasers & Pints Syndicate)

Just Another Lady 121 

b f Beneficial - Western Rose (City On A Hill)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. 50/1, pulled up in novice hurdle at Sligo (20.5f, good) on hurdles bow 121 days ago, weakening before 3 out. Back down in trip.

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. 50/1, pulled up in novice hurdle at Sligo (20.5f, good) on hurdles bow 121 days ago, weakening before 3 out. Back down in trip.

18
55
iT
Royal blue, mauve star & sleeves, check cap (Michael Frances O'Neill)

Misty Millie 9 

b f Dylan Thomas - Mystic Mile (Sadler's Wells)

4 11-0 t
-
4 11-0 t
-

Twice-raced maiden over hurdles. 100/1, fifth of 18 in novice hurdle at Thurles (16f, soft) 9 days ago.

Twice-raced maiden over hurdles. 100/1, fifth of 18 in novice hurdle at Thurles (16f, soft) 9 days ago.

19
0
iT
Green & red hoops, white cap (Mrs John Harrington)

Nearly Famous (GB)  10 

b f Rip Van Winkle - Ermena (Dalakhani)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Fairly useful Flat winner. Once-raced maiden over hurdles. Fourteenth of 22 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (16f, soft, 20/1) on NH debut 10 days ago.

Fairly useful Flat winner. Once-raced maiden over hurdles. Fourteenth of 22 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (16f, soft, 20/1) on NH debut 10 days ago.

20
6-8
iT
Emerald Green & Orange Hooped, emerald green cap, white star (John P McManus)

She's Made It 30 

b f Flemensfirth - Glorious Feeling (Old Vic)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Twice-raced maiden. 20/1, eighth of 15 in novice hurdle at Thurles (16.1f, good to soft) 30 days ago.

Twice-raced maiden. 20/1, eighth of 15 in novice hurdle at Thurles (16.1f, good to soft) 30 days ago.

21
8
iT
Emerald green, yellow epaulettes, emerald green cap, yellow star (P G Coffey)

The Monks Kitchen 63 

b f Westerner - Temple Juno

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Once-raced maiden. 100/1, eighth of 15 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, good to soft) on NH debut 63 days ago.

Once-raced maiden. 100/1, eighth of 15 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, good to soft) on NH debut 63 days ago.

Verdict

Dis Donc is the pick of those with hurdles experience but preference is for DORTMUND PARK, who made a big impression when winning two French bumpers earlier in the year. The four-year-old has been purchased by these connections for 230,000 euros and he could be an above-average performer. Speak Easy is another expensive purchase having cost 220,000 pounds following his point-to-point win, while Sidetracked cost 150,000 euros as a store and is a half-brother to Cue Card.

Verdict

Gigginstown Stud hold a strong hand here with expensive French-recruit DORTMUND PARK and Dis Donc. Both won twice in bumpers, but the latter has already had 3 attempts over hurdlesl so the former shades the verdict. Speak Easy also represents powerful connections and changed hands for £220,000 after his point win.

12:50 Navan (IRE) 9 Dec 2017

Dunmoe Mares Maiden Hurdle (4YO plus)

Winner €8,007 - 25 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m 4f

Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

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
76F4-42
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

A Hardy Nailer 24 

b f Flemensfirth - Loughaneala (Be My Native)

8 11-7
111
8 11-7
111

Fairly useful hurdler. Remains a maiden after 7 hurdle runs. 11/4, good second of 16 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, soft) 24 days ago, travelling as well as any.

Fairly useful hurdler. Remains a maiden after 7 hurdle runs. 11/4, good second of 16 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, soft) 24 days ago, travelling as well as any.

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2
4-
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Alighting (GB)  282 

b f Kayf Tara - Dalamine (Sillery)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Sent off short-priced favourite but only fourth in Clonmel bumper in March. Makes hurdles debut. Clearly thought capable of better.

Sent off short-priced favourite but only fourth in Clonmel bumper in March. Makes hurdles debut. Clearly thought capable of better.

3
4-4
iT
Black, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, black cap, yellow star (Ms Anne Torrens)

Askann 13 

ch f Ask - Timely Approach (Good Thyne)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Promising sort. 25/1, fourth of 10 in novice hurdle at this course (16f, heavy) on NH debut 13 days ago. Up in trip. Should progress.

Promising sort. 25/1, fourth of 10 in novice hurdle at this course (16f, heavy) on NH debut 13 days ago. Up in trip. Should progress.

4
97
iT
White, emerald green panel, royal blue sleeves, red cap (Oaktree Racing Club)

Benefit Of Magic 16 

b f Beneficial - Corraig Lady (Zaffaran)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Twice-raced maiden. 16/1, seventh of 9 in bumper at Thurles (16f, heavy) 16 days ago. Makes hurdles debut. Up in trip.

Twice-raced maiden. 16/1, seventh of 9 in bumper at Thurles (16f, heavy) 16 days ago. Makes hurdles debut. Up in trip.

5
1
iT
Light blue, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue diabolo, white & dark blue quartered cap (Philip Byrne)

Castafiore Park (FR)  48 

b f Walk In The Park - Nadiejda (Kadalko)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Woon sole start in maiden points (Oct 22). Interesting runner for in-form yard.

Woon sole start in maiden points (Oct 22). Interesting runner for in-form yard.

6
3/86-18
iT
Yellow, dark blue seams, yellow sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow star (Rory Connell)

Champayne Lady 13 

ch f Robin Des Champs - Magherareagh Lady (Old Vic)

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

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. 1 win from 2 runs this season. Winner in bumper at Kilbeggan in May. Switches from bumpers to hurdles. Up in trip. Open to progress.

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. 1 win from 2 runs this season. Winner in bumper at Kilbeggan in May. Switches from bumpers to hurdles. Up in trip. Open to progress.

7
444-2
iT
Light blue, dark blue seams, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, purple star (S R B Crawford)

Crawfords Mill 21 

br f Getaway - Lough Cuan (Zaffaran)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Once-raced maiden. Sixth of 10 in novice hurdle (16/1) at this course (16f, heavy) on NH debut 13 days ago. Up in trip.

Once-raced maiden. Sixth of 10 in novice hurdle (16/1) at this course (16f, heavy) on NH debut 13 days ago. Up in trip.

8
410-089
iT
Orange & royal blue diamonds, halved sleeves, royal blue star on cap (Michael P Heery)

Heather Moth 20 

ch f Presenting - Lirfox (Foxhound)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Ninth of 11 in novice hurdle at Cork (16f, heavy, 125/1) 20 days ago. Back up in trip.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Ninth of 11 in novice hurdle at Cork (16f, heavy, 125/1) 20 days ago. Back up in trip.

9
03506-4
iT
Black, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, black cap, yellow star (Ms Anne Torrens)

Hide The Biscuit 193 

br f Whitmore's Conn - Animo (Idris)

7 11-7
87
7 11-7
87

Modest hurdler. 5/1, creditable fourth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe (25f, good to firm). Off 6 months.

Modest hurdler. 5/1, creditable fourth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe (25f, good to firm). Off 6 months.

10
0070P-0
iT
Royal blue, emerald green sleeves, blue & white striped cap (P P Egan)

Kildaven Spider 52 

b f Daylami - Royal Revoque (Revoque)

6 11-7
-
6 11-7
-

Nineteenth of 22 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (20f, soft, 100/1) 52 days ago.

Nineteenth of 22 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (20f, soft, 100/1) 52 days ago.

11
3211-3
iT
Pink, maroon star, striped cap (Mrs Caren Walsh & Grant Mercer & Darren Mercer)

Lackaneen Leader 34 

b f Oscar - Shandora (Supreme Leader)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Bumper winner in April and not disgraced under penalty on return last month. Up in trip for hurdle debut. Much respected for the Gordon Elliott/Davy Russell combination.

Bumper winner in April and not disgraced under penalty on return last month. Up in trip for hurdle debut. Much respected for the Gordon Elliott/Davy Russell combination.

12
65R
iT
Red, black triple diamond, yellow sleeves, red & black quartered cap (John Farquhar)

Lady Multifix 28 

b f Westerner - Romantic Gesture (Mister Lord)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Twice-raced maiden. Fifth of 6 in bumper (66/1) at Downpatrick (18.8f, good) 103 days ago, folding. Makes hurdles debut. First run for yard after leaving S. McConville.

Twice-raced maiden. Fifth of 6 in bumper (66/1) at Downpatrick (18.8f, good) 103 days ago, folding. Makes hurdles debut. First run for yard after leaving S. McConville.

13
0P0C15
iT
Red, white stars, quartered cap (James Joseph Brennan)

Larkfield Lass 13 

bay f Presenting - Autumn Sunset (Supreme Leader)

7 11-7
80
7 11-7
80

Poor hurdler. 20/1, below form tenth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (19.5f, good) 119 days ago.

Poor hurdler. 20/1, below form tenth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (19.5f, good) 119 days ago.

14
3146-42
iT
Light blue, dark blue epaulettes & chevrons on slvs,dark blue cap, yellow star (G S Racing Club)

Martello Park 16 

b f Central Park - Johnsalice (Zaffaran)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Fair hurdler. Respectable second of 15 in novice hurdle at Thurles (22.8f, heavy, 11/4) 16 days ago.

Fair hurdler. Respectable second of 15 in novice hurdle at Thurles (22.8f, heavy, 11/4) 16 days ago.

15
2180-6F
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

Monastery 16 

b f Presenting - Princess Gaia (King's Theatre)

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

Fair hurdler. Fell in novice hurdle (20/1) at Thurles (22.8f, heavy) 16 days ago too far out to suggest outcome.

Fair hurdler. Fell in novice hurdle (20/1) at Thurles (22.8f, heavy) 16 days ago too far out to suggest outcome.

16
4-33
iT
White, purple chevron, yellow cap (Robert Hennelly)

Moyhenna 24 

b f Westerner - Moskova (Montjeu)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Promising sort. 16/1, third of 16 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, soft) on hurdles bow 24 days ago, not knocked about. Likely to improve.

Promising sort. 16/1, third of 16 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, soft) on hurdles bow 24 days ago, not knocked about. Likely to improve.

17
93320-1
iT
Royal blue, white hoop, white stars on sleeves, white star on cap (Shane Crawley)

Sassy Diva 41 

b f Kalanisi - Regal Spirit (Alflora)

6 11-7 t
-
6 11-7 t
-

Off the mark at the sixth time of asking in bumpers at Wexford in October. Up in trip for hurdle debut.

Off the mark at the sixth time of asking in bumpers at Wexford in October. Up in trip for hurdle debut.

18
2120-3U
iT
Dark blue, white cross of lorraine, white diamonds on sleeves, dark blue cap, white diamonds (Athy Boys Syndicate)

Shimmer's Rock 16 

b f Westerner - Thuringe (Turgeon)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Bumper winner. Promising third on hurdle debut and didn't get the chance to show what he could do next time (unseated 4 out). Remains capable of better.

Bumper winner. Promising third on hurdle debut and didn't get the chance to show what he could do next time (unseated 4 out). Remains capable of better.

19
090-PF5
iT
Royal blue & yellow hoops, yellow sleeves & cap (Templeburn Racing Syndicate)

Shipwreck 7 

b f Shantou - Skeleton Coast (Bob Back)

6 11-7
-
6 11-7
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 66/1, tenth of 11 in bumper at Punchestown (18f, good to soft). Off 11 months. Switches from bumpers to hurdles. First run for yard after leaving John Larkin.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 66/1, tenth of 11 in bumper at Punchestown (18f, good to soft). Off 11 months. Switches from bumpers to hurdles. First run for yard after leaving John Larkin.

20
1-9
iT
Grey, purple seams, grey sleeves & cap (Ms Gemma O'Mahoney)

Taggle Og 40 

b f Flemensfirth - Ardnataggle (Aristocracy)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Once-raced maiden. Last of 9 in novice hurdle at Galway (16f, soft, 50/1) on NH debut 40 days ago. Up in trip.

Once-raced maiden. Last of 9 in novice hurdle at Galway (16f, soft, 50/1) on NH debut 40 days ago. Up in trip.

21
5/
iT
ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, white stars on sleeves, white cap (Shane Crawley)

Tubacurry Tornado 661 

b f Catcher In The Rye - Tabora (Monsun)

7 11-7
-
7 11-7
-

Once-raced maiden. 66/1, fifth of 11 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (22f, heavy) on NH debut. Off 22 months.

Once-raced maiden. 66/1, fifth of 11 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (22f, heavy) on NH debut. Off 22 months.

22
3S-6692
iT
Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap (Geoffrey Ruddock)

Wings Like Arion 14 

b f Beneficial - Fruits De Mer (Presenting)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Modest hurdler. Very good second of 8 in novice hurdle (33/1) at Gowran (16f, heavy) 14 days ago. Up in trip.

Modest hurdler. Very good second of 8 in novice hurdle (33/1) at Gowran (16f, heavy) 14 days ago. Up in trip.

23
iT
Purple & white diamonds, hooped sleeves, striped cap (Mrs Bernadette Colleary)

Ardlea Rose 

ch f Flemensfirth - Ardlea Dawn (Glacial Storm)

4 11-3
-
4 11-3
-

Flemensfirth filly. Sister to fair hurdler/chaser Flemenstorm. Dam ran once in bumper.

Flemensfirth filly. Sister to fair hurdler/chaser Flemenstorm. Dam ran once in bumper.

24
iT
Purple, grey star & sleeves, purple cap (Manverton Limited)

Denham Hana (FR)  

b f Denham Red - O'Hana (Nononito)

4 11-3
-
4 11-3
-

Denham Red filly. Dam, bumper/fairly useful 2m hurdle winner, half-sister to fairly useful hurdler/smart chaser (winner around 2m) Alisier d'Irlande. Trainer going well.

Denham Red filly. Dam, bumper/fairly useful 2m hurdle winner, half-sister to fairly useful hurdler/smart chaser (winner around 2m) Alisier d'Irlande. Trainer going well.

25
70UP0
iT
Grey & yellow hoops (FirstXVish Syndicate)

Quay Witness 10 

b f Getaway - Who By Fire (Muroto)

4 11-3
-
4 11-3
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Eleventh of 22 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (16f, soft, 100/1) 10 days ago. Back up in trip. Booking of Doyle a plus.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Eleventh of 22 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (16f, soft, 100/1) 10 days ago. Back up in trip. Booking of Doyle a plus.

Verdict

MARTELLO PARK bumped into a useful rival when finishing second in a similar event at Thurles last time and this former useful bumper performer warrants the utmost respect today. A Hardy Nailer was only narrowly beaten at Fairyhouse recently and she has an obvious chance. Others to consider in this open event are Sassy Diva, Shimmer's Rock and Wings Like Arion.

Verdict

A few in with a shout here but it might be worth chancing ALIGHTING. She fluffed her lines when a short-priced favourite for a bumper last spring but this close relation of Don Poli is evidently thought capable of a lot better. Lackaneen Leader, Shimmer's Rock, A Hardy Nailer head the many possible dangers.

13:25 Navan (IRE) 9 Dec 2017

John Lynch Carpets Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (4YO plus)

Winner €7,700 - 23 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

2m 6f

Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

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
8-47516
iT
Blue, blue & primrose striped sleeves, striped cap (A Dunlop)

Floramar 16 

b g Ask - Flora May (Alflora)

5 11-10
107
5 11-10
107

Winner in hurdle at Downpatrick in September. Sixth of 7 in minor event hurdle (9/1) at Thurles (22.8f, heavy) 16 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

Winner in hurdle at Downpatrick in September. Sixth of 7 in minor event hurdle (9/1) at Thurles (22.8f, heavy) 16 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

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2
510-457
iT
Yellow, emerald green chevron, quartered cap (Maurice Sheehy)

Vanellope 37 

br f Presenting - Supreme Serenade (Supreme Leader)

5 11-9
106
5 11-9
106

Creditable seventh of 18 in novice hurdle at Clonmel (19.8f, soft, 12/1) 37 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Plenty to find on form.

Creditable seventh of 18 in novice hurdle at Clonmel (19.8f, soft, 12/1) 37 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Plenty to find on form.

3
3/61-000
iT
Maroon, white stars, striped cap (J Kernohan)

Turfmans Daughter 7 

b f Flemensfirth - Atomic Winner (Poliglote)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Thirteenth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, soft, 33/1) 7 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Others more persuasive.

Thirteenth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, soft, 33/1) 7 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Others more persuasive.

4
0123-00
iT
Royal blue, white sleeves, royal blue cap (Norman McKnight)

Master Ruffit 13 

ch g Blueprint - Miss Ruffit (Phardante)

9 11-7
104
9 11-7
104

Twelfth of 13 in handicap hurdle at this course (16f, heavy, 33/1) 13 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Twelfth of 13 in handicap hurdle at this course (16f, heavy, 33/1) 13 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

5
4-24380
iT
Emerald green, black seams, striped sleeves, black star on cap (T J McDonald)

Whatsinthecorner 131 

b g Windsor Knot - Caromar (Flemensfirth)

5 11-6
103
5 11-6
103

33/1, below form twelfth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Galway (16.6f, soft) 131 days ago. Significantly back up in trip.

33/1, below form twelfth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Galway (16.6f, soft) 131 days ago. Significantly back up in trip.

6
0-16254
iT
Red, white & yellow stripes, blue sleeves, yellow & red striped cap (M M Rice)

Wee Small Hours 30 

b g Millkom - Avro's Air (Supreme Leader)

8 11-0 t
97
8 11-0 t
97

10/1, very good fourth of 16 in novice chase at Thurles (18f, good to soft) 30 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

10/1, very good fourth of 16 in novice chase at Thurles (18f, good to soft) 30 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

7
20-P351
iT
Emerald green & yellow check, white sleeves, emerald green & yellow check cap (Poor Mans Syndicate)

The Church Gate 9 

b g Golden Tornado - Machaba (Giant's Causeway)

6 10-13 t p
96
6 10-13 t p
96

Career best when winning 18-runner handicap hurdle at Thurles (22.3f, soft, 6/1) 9 days ago by 4½ lengths from Glenabo Bridge, cosily. Unexposed as a stayer.

Career best when winning 18-runner handicap hurdle at Thurles (22.3f, soft, 6/1) 9 days ago by 4½ lengths from Glenabo Bridge, cosily. Unexposed as a stayer.

8
437U-53
iT
Royal blue, grey cap (Mrs T K Cooper & Miss Diana Cooper)

Skellig Rocks (FR)  36 

b g Poliglote - Skellig Mist (Sleeping Car)

6 10-12 p
95
6 10-12 p
95

Remains a maiden after 17 NH runs. 10/1, good third of 20 in handicap hurdle at Down Royal (24f, soft) 36 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Looks competitive on form.

Remains a maiden after 17 NH runs. 10/1, good third of 20 in handicap hurdle at Down Royal (24f, soft) 36 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Looks competitive on form.

9
0-09000
iT
Emerald Green & Orange Hooped, emerald green cap, white star (John P McManus)

There Was A Time 27 

b g Scorpion - Pairtree (Double Trigger)

5 10-12
95
5 10-12
95

33/1 and blinkered for 1st time, last of 10 in handicap hurdle at this C&D (heavy) 27 days ago.

33/1 and blinkered for 1st time, last of 10 in handicap hurdle at this C&D (heavy) 27 days ago.

10
56-5370
iT
Sky blue & yellow halved, halved cap (James J Reilly)

Russian Regent 37 

b g Moscow Society - Micro Villa (Electric)

13 10-11
94
13 10-11
94

40/1, tenth of 13 in handicap chase at Sedgefield (29.2f, good) 37 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Back down in trip.

40/1, tenth of 13 in handicap chase at Sedgefield (29.2f, good) 37 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Back down in trip.

11
00-6
iT
Red, green sleeves, pink cap (P J Gleeson)

Kickham 10 

br g Presenting - Water Rock (El Conquistador)

5 10-10
93
5 10-10
93

Promising sort. 20/1, first run since leaving Ms Sandra Hughes when sixth of 11 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (22f, soft) 10 days ago, considerately handled. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

Promising sort. 20/1, first run since leaving Ms Sandra Hughes when sixth of 11 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (22f, soft) 10 days ago, considerately handled. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

12
F2/750-5
iT
Light green, red cross sashes, check sleeves, red diamond on cap (David Slater)

Rossmore's Pride 20 

br g Heron Island - Parsons Supreme (Supreme Leader)

9 10-9
92
9 10-9
92

Lightly-raced maiden. 50/1, below form fifth of 11 in novice hurdle at Cork (16f, heavy) 20 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Very hard to make a case for.

Lightly-raced maiden. 50/1, below form fifth of 11 in novice hurdle at Cork (16f, heavy) 20 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Very hard to make a case for.

13
6670-64
iT
Red & emerald green halved, emerald green cap, red spots (Michael Cawe)

Foreign Bay 9 

bay g Foreign Affairs - Berkeley Bay (Fit To Fight)

7 10-8
91
7 10-8
91

Creditable fourth of 12 in novice hurdle at Thurles (16f, soft, 4/1) 9 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Easy to look elsewhere.

Creditable fourth of 12 in novice hurdle at Thurles (16f, soft, 4/1) 9 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Easy to look elsewhere.

14
007-432
iT
Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap (Keep The Faith Syndicate)

Glenabo Bridge 9 

b g Witness Box - Last Of The Gypsys (Roselier)

6 10-7 t
90
6 10-7 t
90

Tongue strap on for 1st time, good 4½ lengths second of 18 to The Church Gate in handicap hurdle (4/1) at Thurles (22.3f, soft) 9 days ago.

Tongue strap on for 1st time, good 4½ lengths second of 18 to The Church Gate in handicap hurdle (4/1) at Thurles (22.3f, soft) 9 days ago.

15
6837-02
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Pack Your Bags 36 

b g Black Sam Bellamy - Delayed (Fijar Tango)

7 10-5 p1
88
7 10-5 p1
88

Good second of 20 in handicap hurdle (7/1) at Down Royal (24f, soft) 36 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Merits consideration.

Good second of 20 in handicap hurdle (7/1) at Down Royal (24f, soft) 36 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Merits consideration.

16
600753
iT
Emerald green, yellow chevron, yellow armlet, emerald green cap (Cill Choca Syndicate)

Western Goose 10 

bay f Westerner - That's The Goose (Be My Native)

10 10-5
88
10 10-5
88

8/1, creditable third of 11 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (22f, soft) 10 days ago, sticking to task. Not taken lightly.

8/1, creditable third of 11 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (22f, soft) 10 days ago, sticking to task. Not taken lightly.

17
5449-68
iT
Dark blue, yellow diamond, yellow sleeves, dark blue diabolo, yellow cap, dark blue star (Barstool Prophets Syndicate)

Goodthynemilan 24 

b f Milan - Calling Classy (Good Thyne)

7 10-4
87
7 10-4
87

Tongue strap on for 1st time, first run since leaving Denis Ahern when below form eighth of 15 in handicap hurdle (4/1) at Fairyhouse (20f, soft) 24 days ago, unable to sustain effort.

Tongue strap on for 1st time, first run since leaving Denis Ahern when below form eighth of 15 in handicap hurdle (4/1) at Fairyhouse (20f, soft) 24 days ago, unable to sustain effort.

18
044691-
iT
Red & pink stripes, pink sleeves, black cap (Mrs T C Collins)

Honest Robber 312 

b g Court Cave - Free Quotation (Mister Lord)

12 10-3
86
12 10-3
86

Fair winner at 24f in chases. 8/1, career best when winning 11-runner handicap chase at Down Royal (24f, soft). Switches from chase to hurdles. First run for yard after leaving John Joseph Hanlon.

Fair winner at 24f in chases. 8/1, career best when winning 11-runner handicap chase at Down Royal (24f, soft). Switches from chase to hurdles. First run for yard after leaving John Joseph Hanlon.

19
0040P
iT
Emerald green & black quartered, halved sleeves, quartered cap (M D Roe)

Vellutato 98 

b g Craigsteel - Alphacall (Forzando)

4 10-2
89
4 10-2
89

Lightly-raced maiden. 25/1, lost action when pulled up in handicap hurdle at Wexford (20f, good) 98 days ago, pulled up 2 out.

Lightly-raced maiden. 25/1, lost action when pulled up in handicap hurdle at Wexford (20f, good) 98 days ago, pulled up 2 out.

20
0/F2-313
iT
Black, light green seams, light green star on cap (Peadar Kelly)

Hawk Eye Down 8 

b g Bach - Brave Vixen (Henbit)

8 9-13 t
82
8 9-13 t
82

First run since leaving Seamus Roche when third of 7 in handicap hurdle at Limerick (21f, heavy, 7/1) 8 days ago, considerately handled. Others more persuasive.

First run since leaving Seamus Roche when third of 7 in handicap hurdle at Limerick (21f, heavy, 7/1) 8 days ago, considerately handled. Others more persuasive.

21
U0-0809
iT
Black, royal blue diamond, royal blue diamond on cap (David Peter Dunne)

Vodka Society 41 

b g Moscow Society - Miss Chancey (Warcraft)

9 9-13 h
82
9 9-13 h
82

Ninth of 14 in handicap hurdle (33/1) at Wexford (24f, soft) 41 days ago.

Ninth of 14 in handicap hurdle (33/1) at Wexford (24f, soft) 41 days ago.

22
P-7P606
iT
Yellow, black diamond, yellow cap, royal blue diamond (P McCarthy)

Glen's Dd 14 

b f Dubai Destination - Glen's Magic (Jurado)

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

25/1, sixth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy) 14 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. Others more persuasive.

25/1, sixth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy) 14 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. Others more persuasive.

23
699837
iT
Purple & white diamonds, hooped sleeves, striped cap (Mrs Bernadette Colleary)

Mystic Embarr 9 

ch g Kutub - Storm Whistle (Toulon)

6 9-11 p
80
6 9-11 p
80

10/1, respectable 16¼ lengths seventh of 18 to The Church Gate in handicap hurdle at Thurles (22.3f, soft) 9 days ago.

10/1, respectable 16¼ lengths seventh of 18 to The Church Gate in handicap hurdle at Thurles (22.3f, soft) 9 days ago.

24
7R0550
iT
White, maroon epaulettes, maroon star on cap (Gerard J Murphy)

Oh'herewego 67 

ch g Medaaly - Masamba (Kalanisi)

8 9-11 p
80
8 9-11 p
80

Tenth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Tipperary (24f, soft, 9/1) 67 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Tenth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Tipperary (24f, soft, 9/1) 67 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Verdict

Matthew Smith's THE CHURCH GATE was a handy winner last time when the best part of five lengths clear of Glenabo Bridge last time and the pair could easily fight out the finish once again with the selection confirming the form. Owner JP McManus holds a strong hand with Pack Your Bags in the first-time cheekpieces potentially the pick ahead of his There Was A Time, while Western Goose is entitled to still be on the up and can get involved.

Verdict

KICKHAM isn't obviously well treated on what he's achieved so far, but he hasn't been with Gordon Elliott long and he could be a different proposition this time. The Church Gate and Glenabo Bridge occupied the first 2 spots in a handicap at Thurles last week and head the list of dangers.

14:00 Navan (IRE) 9 Dec 2017

Irish Stallion Farms Ebf Klairon Davis Novice Chase (grade 3) (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Winner €23,063 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m 1f

Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

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
27-3396
iT
White, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap (M G Hogan)

Inis Meain (USA)  22 

b g Bernstein - Runaway Fields (Runaway Groom)

10 11-0
122
10 11-0
122

Fairly useful chaser. Fourteen runs since last win in 2014. Creditable sixth of 10 in handicap chase at Cheltenham (30.2f, good, 50/1) 22 days ago. Significantly down in trip.

Fairly useful chaser. Fourteen runs since last win in 2014. Creditable sixth of 10 in handicap chase at Cheltenham (30.2f, good, 50/1) 22 days ago. Significantly down in trip.

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2
U424-41
iT
Orange, black star , black & orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, black star (G McGrath)

Jett 9 

b g Flemensfirth - La Noire (Phardante)

6 11-0
142
6 11-0
142

Useful chaser. 1 win from 2 runs this season. 2/1, won 13-runner novice chase at Thurles (18f, soft) 9 days ago.

Useful chaser. 1 win from 2 runs this season. 2/1, won 13-runner novice chase at Thurles (18f, soft) 9 days ago.

3
038-212
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Tombstone 20 

ch g Robin Des Champs - Connaught Hall (Un Desperado)

7 11-0
-
7 11-0
-

Smart chaser. 1 win from 3 runs this season. 10/11, ½-length second of 4 to Woodland Opera in Craddockstown Novices' Chase at Punchestown (16.2f, soft) 20 days ago, clear of rest. Hard to oppose.

Smart chaser. 1 win from 3 runs this season. 10/11, ½-length second of 4 to Woodland Opera in Craddockstown Novices' Chase at Punchestown (16.2f, soft) 20 days ago, clear of rest. Hard to oppose.

4
4-54647
iT
Yellow & white stripes, yellow sleeves, striped cap (Rory Stafford)