14:00 Cork (IRE) 22 Mar 2018

Citsu Fillies Maiden Hurdle (4YO only)

Winner €8,008 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m

Soft to Heavy

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1
74
iT
Light blue, red star, red slvs & cap (One Plus Two Partnership)

Ar Eagla Na Heagla (GB)  135 

b f Trans Island - Touch of Ivory (Rossini)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Fair maiden on the Flat. Twice-raced maiden over hurdles. 33/1, fourth of 15 in juvenile hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, soft) 135 days ago. No forlorn hope in an ordinary affair.

Fair maiden on the Flat. Twice-raced maiden over hurdles. 33/1, fourth of 15 in juvenile hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, soft) 135 days ago. No forlorn hope in an ordinary affair.

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2239
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Azua Emery (FR)  74 

b f Califet - Take Emery (Take Risks)

4 11-0 t p1
106
4 11-0 t p1
106

Lightly-raced maiden. 5/2, ninth of 11 in handicap hurdle at Naas (16f, heavy) 74 days ago. Yard in good form. Booking of Russell a plus. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Player following short break.

Lightly-raced maiden. 5/2, ninth of 11 in handicap hurdle at Naas (16f, heavy) 74 days ago. Yard in good form. Booking of Russell a plus. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Player following short break.

3
00
iT
Black, yellow hooped sleeves, red cap, black spots (B S Racing Syndicate)

Bright Lass 86 

b f Bushranger - Michaels Pride (Distant View)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Modest maiden on the Flat. Twice-raced maiden over hurdles. 100/1, eleventh of 13 in juvenile hurdle at Limerick (16f, heavy) 86 days ago. Best watched.

Modest maiden on the Flat. Twice-raced maiden over hurdles. 100/1, eleventh of 13 in juvenile hurdle at Limerick (16f, heavy) 86 days ago. Best watched.

4
35
iT
Red & grey quartered, striped sleeves, purple cap (Mrs Helen Mullins)

Cristal Icon 26 

b f Sixties Icon - Cristal Island (Trans Island)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Modest maiden on the Flat. Twice-raced maiden. 5¾ lengths fifth of 7 to Mitchouka in Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, soft, 33/1) 26 days ago, not running on.

Modest maiden on the Flat. Twice-raced maiden. 5¾ lengths fifth of 7 to Mitchouka in Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, soft, 33/1) 26 days ago, not running on.

5
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Edna (FR)  

b f Al Namix - Norma (Dadarissime)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Al Namix filly. Half-sister to 3 winners, including fair 21f chase winner Unstinct and fair hurdler Be My Hope. Dam French bumper/hurdle winner around 2m. Interesting newcomer.

Al Namix filly. Half-sister to 3 winners, including fair 21f chase winner Unstinct and fair hurdler Be My Hope. Dam French bumper/hurdle winner around 2m. Interesting newcomer.

6
954F54
iT
Purple, grey star, grey sleeves, purple diamonds, purple cap, grey star (Max Plapp)

Little Princess (GER)  155 

br f Kamsin - Little Wonder (Desert Prince)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Modest hurdler. Below form fourth of 10 in juvenile hurdle (20/1) at Punchestown (16f, soft) 155 days ago. Stable having good spell. Booking of Power a plus.

Modest hurdler. Below form fourth of 10 in juvenile hurdle (20/1) at Punchestown (16f, soft) 155 days ago. Stable having good spell. Booking of Power a plus.

7
iT
White, red cross sashes & sleeves, white cap, red star (Kevin Neville)

Onemoreask 

b f Ask - Lady Calie (Supreme Leader)

4 11-0 h1
-
4 11-0 h1
-

Ask filly. Half-sister to winning pointer Dubaicalie. Dam (b72), ran twice in bumpers, half-sister to useful hurdler/fairly useful chaser (stayed 25f) Hopeful Start. Wears hood for debut.

Ask filly. Half-sister to winning pointer Dubaicalie. Dam (b72), ran twice in bumpers, half-sister to useful hurdler/fairly useful chaser (stayed 25f) Hopeful Start. Wears hood for debut.

8
36U
iT
Grey & maroon quartered, striped sleeves, hooped cap (Thomas Mullins)

Tildas Icon 33 

b f Sixties Icon - I Tilda (Kris Kin)

4 11-0 h1
-
4 11-0 h1
-

Modest maiden on the Flat. Thrice-raced maiden. Unseated rider in juvenile hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy, 33/1) 33 days ago.

Modest maiden on the Flat. Thrice-raced maiden. Unseated rider in juvenile hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy, 33/1) 33 days ago.

Verdict

Joseph O'Brien's string usually know their job in this sphere and EDNA mades plenty of appeal on her debut for JP McManus. The four-year-old is related to a host of French winners and the daughter of Al Namix firmly enters the 'could be anything' category. Azua Emery tries a new headgear combination and has Davy Russell on board for the first time, while Cristal Icon was far from disgraced in a Juvenile Grade 3 event last time and enters calculations.

Verdict

AZUA EMERY essentially disappointed making her handicap debut at Naas in January, yet her exploits in maiden company previously weren't without promise and she looks worthy of another chance following a short break. The Thomas Mullins' trained pair Cristal Icon and Tildas Icon can give her most to do.

14:35 Cork (IRE) 22 Mar 2018

Ucc Horse Racing Society Hurdle (4YO plus)

Winner €12,320 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m

Soft to Heavy

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7-34P22
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Lieutenant Colonel (GB)  13 

br g Kayf Tara - Agnese (Abou Zouz)

9 11-2 t b
138
9 11-2 t b
138

Useful hurdler. Good second of 5 in minor event hurdle at Leopardstown (18f, soft, 6/1) 13 days ago. Yard in good form. Ought to go close.

Useful hurdler. Good second of 5 in minor event hurdle at Leopardstown (18f, soft, 6/1) 13 days ago. Yard in good form. Ought to go close.

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21U356
iT
Red, emerald green sash & sleeves, black cap (John P Bowe)

Jaime Sommers 29 

b f Milan - Solerina (Toulon)

6 11-0
130
6 11-0
130

Fairly useful hurdler. 33/1, 12½ lengths last of 6 to Meri Devie in listed hurdle at Punchestown (20.2f, heavy) 29 days ago. Back down in trip.

Fairly useful hurdler. 33/1, 12½ lengths last of 6 to Meri Devie in listed hurdle at Punchestown (20.2f, heavy) 29 days ago. Back down in trip.

3
13-38P3
iT
Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap (Mrs S Ricci)

Karalee (FR)  13 

g f Martaline - Change Partner (Turtle Island)

7 11-0 t
136
7 11-0 t
136

Useful hurdler. Got back on track when third of 5 in minor event hurdle at Leopardstown (18f, soft, 5/1) 13 days ago. Should make a bold bid.

Useful hurdler. Got back on track when third of 5 in minor event hurdle at Leopardstown (18f, soft, 5/1) 13 days ago. Should make a bold bid.

4
344P13
iT
White, black cross sashes & sleeves, red cap (James O'Donoghue)

Knockraha Pylon 33 

b f King's Theatre - Wyndham Miss Sally (Flemensfirth)

8 10-9 t
123
8 10-9 t
123

Fairly useful hurdler. C&D winner. Latest win in hurdle at Thurles in January. 15/8, respectable third of 6 in handicap chase at Gowran (16f, heavy) 33 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles.

Fairly useful hurdler. C&D winner. Latest win in hurdle at Thurles in January. 15/8, respectable third of 6 in handicap chase at Gowran (16f, heavy) 33 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles.

Verdict

Lieutenant Colonel (second) and KARALEE (third) ran well behind a top-class former Grade 1 winner at Leopardstown earlier this month and the lightly-raced latter is fancied to claim the spoils for the Willie Mullins team. He looks open to the most improvement in this field and is less likely to be inconvenienced by the drop in trip than the former. Knockraha Pylon looks pencilled in for third, just ahead of Jaime Sommers, who found Listed company too hot to handle last time.

Verdict

There was very little to separate LIEUTENANT COLONEL and Karalee at Leopardstown, and Gordon Elliott’s charge earns a narrow vote to confirm the form.

15:05 Cork (IRE) 22 Mar 2018

Cit Raise And Give Handicap Hurdle (80-95) (4YO plus)

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

3

2m

Soft to Heavy

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1
012P83
iT
Royal blue & red quartered, light blue & red hooped sleeves, light blue cap, red diamond (Transatlantic Syndicate)

Pound A Stroke 5 

br g Sonny Mac - Lady Beneficial (Beneficial)

6 11-10 p
93
6 11-10 p
93

Winner in hurdle at Thurles in November. 8/1, creditable third of 12 in handicap hurdle at Wexford (16f, heavy) 5 days ago, having run of race.

Winner in hurdle at Thurles in November. 8/1, creditable third of 12 in handicap hurdle at Wexford (16f, heavy) 5 days ago, having run of race.

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5-99007
iT
Black, grey stars on sleeves, quartered cap (Brendan Keogh)

Dontdooddson (FR)  36 

b g Irish Wells - Aulne River (River Mist)

5 11-8
91
5 11-8
91

Seventh of 8 in handicap hurdle (14/1) at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) 36 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Seventh of 8 in handicap hurdle (14/1) at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) 36 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.

3
3-7245P
iT
Red & yellow quartered, yellow sleeves, check cap (John Kilbane)

Littlestickarubarb 30 

b f Westerner - Gaulstown Lady (Deploy)

6 11-7 h
90
6 11-7 h
90

First run since leaving Matthew J. Smith when pulled up in handicap hurdle (6/1) at Clonmel (18.7f, heavy) 30 days ago, weakening. Has to be taken seriously.

First run since leaving Matthew J. Smith when pulled up in handicap hurdle (6/1) at Clonmel (18.7f, heavy) 30 days ago, weakening. Has to be taken seriously.

4
90P54
iT
White, royal blue sash, royal blue star on cap (Sean Quirke)

Moll Dote 30 

b f Elusive Pimpernel - Anessia (Fantastic Light)

5 11-4 h
87
5 11-4 h
87

Lightly-raced maiden. 14/1, creditable fourth of 17 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (18.7f, heavy) 30 days ago. Uphill task.

Lightly-raced maiden. 14/1, creditable fourth of 17 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (18.7f, heavy) 30 days ago. Uphill task.

5
89900
iT
Black & red chevrons, black sleeves, red cap (Tiswhatitis Syndicate)

I'm Serious 222 

b g Art Connoisseur - Corking (Montjeu)

5 11-3
86
5 11-3
86

Lightly-raced maiden. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, twelfth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (19.5f, good, 16/1). Off 7 months. Very hard to make a case for.

Lightly-raced maiden. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, twelfth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (19.5f, good, 16/1). Off 7 months. Very hard to make a case for.

6
5PPP14
iT
Mauve, white hoop & armlet, mauve cap, white star (Sean Aherne)

Analyse That 14 

b g Wareed - Fairlawns (Alflora)

12 11-2 p
85
12 11-2 p
85

Latest win in hurdle at Thurles in February. Bit below form fourth of 14 in handicap hurdle (13/2) at Thurles (16f, heavy) 14 days ago, left poorly placed. Looks competitive on form.

Latest win in hurdle at Thurles in February. Bit below form fourth of 14 in handicap hurdle (13/2) at Thurles (16f, heavy) 14 days ago, left poorly placed. Looks competitive on form.

7
9790
iT
Dark green, white chevron, white armlet, white diamond on cap (Byrnsey Boys Syndicate)

Viking Hoard 14 

b g Vale Of York - Tibouchina (Daylami)

4 11-0 p
95
4 11-0 p
95

Lightly-raced maiden over hurdles. Fairly useful winner at 10f on flat. Tenth of 14 in handicap hurdle (10/1) at Thurles (16f, heavy) 14 days ago. Stable in good form.

Lightly-raced maiden over hurdles. Fairly useful winner at 10f on flat. Tenth of 14 in handicap hurdle (10/1) at Thurles (16f, heavy) 14 days ago. Stable in good form.

8
000947
iT
Light green, black epaulettes, striped sleeves, black star on cap (Mrs C C O'Farrell)

Fairy Court 98 

b g Court Cave - Fairy Secret (Classic Secret)

12 10-12 t
81
12 10-12 t
81

One win from 34 NH runs. Twenty two runs since last win in 2013. 16/1, below form seventh of 12 in handicap hurdle at Tramore (16f, heavy) 98 days ago. Others more persuasive.

One win from 34 NH runs. Twenty two runs since last win in 2013. 16/1, below form seventh of 12 in handicap hurdle at Tramore (16f, heavy) 98 days ago. Others more persuasive.

9
P69793
iT
Emerald green & white check, white sleeves, white stars on cap (John Kennedy & Mrs Alison Kennedy)

Shantelle 14 

b f Shantou - Glacial Pie (Glacial Storm)

9 10-11 b
80
9 10-11 b
80

Remains a maiden after 16 NH runs. Good third of 14 in handicap hurdle at Thurles (16f, heavy, 33/1) 14 days ago.

Remains a maiden after 16 NH runs. Good third of 14 in handicap hurdle at Thurles (16f, heavy, 33/1) 14 days ago.

Verdict

SHANTELLE ran a race full of promise when third at Thurles two weeks ago and looks worth following under handy 7lb claimer Katie O'Farrell in a contest that lacks much depth. She has Analyse That held on that running and should at least prove capable of confirming that form. Pound A Stroke stayed on well at Wexford last week and is interesting turned back out so quickly, while Littlestickarubarb was pulled up last time but previously looked progressive.

Verdict

ANALYSE THAT was left poorly placed at Thurles last time and is worth another chance to back up his win there the time before. Pound A Stroke and Littlestickarbarb head the dangers.

15:40 Cork (IRE) 22 Mar 2018

Ucc Goes Racing Maiden Hurdle (4YO plus)

Winner €8,008 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m 4f

Soft to Heavy

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Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
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1
P98
iT
Yellow & royal blue stripes, white sleeves, red cap (Teergay Syndicate)

Canon Jack 12 

b g Mahler - Midnight Insanity (Insan)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Thrice-raced maiden. 80/1, eighth of 11 in novice hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy) 12 days ago. Back up in trip.

Thrice-raced maiden. 80/1, eighth of 11 in novice hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy) 12 days ago. Back up in trip.

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1-
iT
Dark blue & yellow quartered, striped sleeves, quartered cap (Paul & Clare Rooney Partnership)

Last Minute Man 415 

b g Yeats - Ella Watson (Supreme Leader)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

3/1, won 9-runner bumper at Down Royal (16f, soft) on NH debut, forging clear. Off 13 months. Makes hurdles debut. Up in trip.

3/1, won 9-runner bumper at Down Royal (16f, soft) on NH debut, forging clear. Off 13 months. Makes hurdles debut. Up in trip.

3
362
iT
Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap (Mrs S Ricci)

Antey (GER)  32 

bay g Lord Of England - Achinora (Sleeping indian)

5 11-11
122
5 11-11
122

Fairly useful Flat winner. Promising type. Second of 19 in novice hurdle at Navan (16f, heavy, 10/3) 32 days ago, responding well. Back up in trip and sets a pretty good standard.

Fairly useful Flat winner. Promising type. Second of 19 in novice hurdle at Navan (16f, heavy, 10/3) 32 days ago, responding well. Back up in trip and sets a pretty good standard.

4
P267
iT
Yellow, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow stars (Eoin A Barry)

Ask And Answer 28 

b g Ask - Final Bond (Supreme Leader)

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

Twice-raced maiden. 100/1, seventh of 10 in novice hurdle at Thurles (24f, soft) 28 days ago.

Twice-raced maiden. 100/1, seventh of 10 in novice hurdle at Thurles (24f, soft) 28 days ago.

5
37-136
iT
Mauve (Paul J McMahon)

Dasmyhoss 158 (90F) 

b g Court Cave - Lillando (Lando)

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

One win from 3 runs in bumpers. Creditable third of 14 in maiden (7/2) at Dundalk (12f) 90 days ago. Makes hurdles debut.

One win from 3 runs in bumpers. Creditable third of 14 in maiden (7/2) at Dundalk (12f) 90 days ago. Makes hurdles debut.

6
50
iT
Red, white hollow box, striped cap (Hawaii Five O Syndicate)

Golan Cloud 14 

b g Golan - Mite Be Cloudy

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

Twice-raced maiden. Fourteenth of 18 in novice hurdle (28/1) at Thurles (16f, heavy) 14 days ago. Up in trip.

Twice-raced maiden. Fourteenth of 18 in novice hurdle (28/1) at Thurles (16f, heavy) 14 days ago. Up in trip.

7
932205
iT
Royal blue, white seams, white cap (J P Fogarty)

Robin On The Hill 14 

b f Robin Des Pres - Final Leave (Glacial Storm)

6 11-5
-
6 11-5
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 66/1, fifth of 18 in novice hurdle at Thurles (16f, heavy) 14 days ago. Up in trip.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 66/1, fifth of 18 in novice hurdle at Thurles (16f, heavy) 14 days ago. Up in trip.

8
PF-0
iT
Yellow, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, striped cap (Maurice Kelleher)

Taras Smile 51 

br f Curtain Time - Fernhill Queen (Strong Gale)

6 11-5
-
6 11-5
-

Once-raced maiden. 33/1, sixteenth of 21 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy) on NH debut 51 days ago. Up in trip.

Once-raced maiden. 33/1, sixteenth of 21 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy) on NH debut 51 days ago. Up in trip.

9
00-P
iT
Red, yellow cross sashes, yellow sleeves, red chevrons, red & yellow quartered cap (W J Hayes)

Shadows Return 98 

b f Scorpion - Shadow Of The Wind (Bob's Return)

5 11-4
-
5 11-4
-

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. 100/1, pulled up in novice hurdle at Tramore (16f, heavy) 98 days ago, mistake third. Up in trip.

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. 100/1, pulled up in novice hurdle at Tramore (16f, heavy) 98 days ago, mistake third. Up in trip.

Verdict

Willie Mullins' expensive five-year-old ANTEY has created a taking impression in two of his three outings in the colours of Rich Ricci since arriving at Closutton with a lofty reputation. He came closest to opening his Irish account last time when just a neck away and a second try at the intermediate distance could see him gain a first victory for the multiple Irish Champion Trainer. Gordon Elliott can provide the biggest danger with his bumper winner Last Minute Man expected to prove just as handy over obstacles, while Golan Cloud and Dasmyhoss hold solid place claims.

Verdict

ANTEY was a Flat winner in France, and having displayed fairly useful form over hurdles for Willie Mullins, is selected to put that experience to good use. Last Minute Man has been absent since winning a bumper in January 2017, but is bred to excel over this sort of trip now hurdling and he is in top hands.

16:15 Cork (IRE) 22 Mar 2018

Cit Cream Of The Crop (Q.R.) Handicap Hurdle (80-102) (4YO plus)

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

5

2m 4f

Soft to Heavy

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Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
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1
950445
iT
Dark green & beige chevrons, dark green sleeves, beige cap, dark green star (Edmond Kent)

Star Counsel 28 

br f Overbury - Star Club (Bluebird)

10 12-4 b
102
10 12-4 b
102

Fifteen runs since last win in 2016. 100/1, fifth of 7 in minor event chase at Thurles (24.1f, soft) 28 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles.

Fifteen runs since last win in 2016. 100/1, fifth of 7 in minor event chase at Thurles (24.1f, soft) 28 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles.

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89-5959
iT
Royal blue, large orange spots, black sleeves, emerald green cap (Saints & Sinners Syndicate)

Winter Breeze 14 

b g Exit To Nowhere - Terracurra Beauty (Eurobus)

9 12-4
102
9 12-4
102

Last of 9 in handicap hurdle at Thurles (23.1f, heavy, 20/1) 14 days ago.

Last of 9 in handicap hurdle at Thurles (23.1f, heavy, 20/1) 14 days ago.

3
556P99
iT
Emerald green & orange chevrons, emerald green sleeves, orange & emerald green quartered cap (Thomas A Keating)

Nicat's Benefit 30 

b f Beneficial - Nicat's Daughter (Oscar)

7 12-1
99
7 12-1
99

8/1, ninth of 17 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (18.7f, heavy) 30 days ago.

8/1, ninth of 17 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (18.7f, heavy) 30 days ago.

4
934222
iT
Yellow, royal blue sash, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (John P Kiely)

Bee A Beneficiary 36 

b f Beneficial - Windy Bee (Aristocracy)

7 12-0 h
98
7 12-0 h
98

Respectable second of 8 in handicap hurdle (10/11) at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) 36 days ago. Back up in trip. Can make presence felt.

Respectable second of 8 in handicap hurdle (10/11) at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) 36 days ago. Back up in trip. Can make presence felt.

5
358827
iT
Black & white check, white sleeves, check cap (Patrick Cronin)

Naturally Blond 28 

ch g Bach - Thebigtwelve (Phardante)

8 11-13 t
97
8 11-13 t
97

One win from 29 NH runs. 16/1, seventh of 10 in handicap hurdle at Thurles (24f, soft) 28 days ago.

One win from 29 NH runs. 16/1, seventh of 10 in handicap hurdle at Thurles (24f, soft) 28 days ago.

6
00UPP3
iT
Purple, light green spots, purple sleeves, quartered cap (Sean McNamara)

Time And Times 29 

b g Yeats - Shuil Bob (Bob Back)

6 11-11
95
6 11-11
95

C&D winner. 10/1, creditable third of 10 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (20.2f, heavy) 29 days ago.

C&D winner. 10/1, creditable third of 10 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (20.2f, heavy) 29 days ago.

7
1-74860
iT
Emerald green, orange chevron & sleeves, quartered cap (Rich & Nora Furlong Partnership)

Victoria Bay 25 

b f Doyen - Torsha (Torus)

5 11-11
96
5 11-11
96

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 33/1, fifteenth of 21 in novice hurdle at Naas (16f, soft) 25 days ago. Back up in trip. Makes handicap hurdle debut and opening mark looks too high.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 33/1, fifteenth of 21 in novice hurdle at Naas (16f, soft) 25 days ago. Back up in trip. Makes handicap hurdle debut and opening mark looks too high.

8
502551
iT
White, large royal blue spots, royal blue sleeves, white spots, yellow cap (Mrs Ailish Glynn)

Danse Away (ex6)  2 

b g Dansant - Tastytimes (Oscar)

6 11-10 p
94
6 11-10 p
94

Cheekpieces on for 1st time, career best when winning 9-runner handicap hurdle at Clonmel (18.6f, heavy, 11/4) 2 days ago, impressively. Carries a penalty and is well in.

Cheekpieces on for 1st time, career best when winning 9-runner handicap hurdle at Clonmel (18.6f, heavy, 11/4) 2 days ago, impressively. Carries a penalty and is well in.

9
508-P98
iT
Red & yellow chevrons, yellow sleeves, red chevrons, yellow & red striped cap (Christopher Buckley)

Auction Reminder 28 

b g Daylami - Lady Outlaw (Oscar)

7 11-7 p1
91
7 11-7 p1
91

Eighth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Thurles (16f, soft, 14/1) 28 days ago. Up in trip. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

Eighth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Thurles (16f, soft, 14/1) 28 days ago. Up in trip. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

10
033-00P
iT
Emerald green, royal blue panel & sleeves, emerald green cap (Simply The Best Syndicate)

Rebel Ace 70 

ch g Daylami - Any Dough (King's Ride)

7 11-4 p
88
7 11-4 p
88

Pulled up in handicap hurdle (4/1) at Clonmel (18.8f, heavy) 70 days ago.

Pulled up in handicap hurdle (4/1) at Clonmel (18.8f, heavy) 70 days ago.

11
780579
iT
Claret, olive green cap (R P McNamara)

Epsilon Indi 86 

b g Ask - Coco Moon (Classic Cliche)

5 11-2
87
5 11-2
87

25/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, bit below form ninth of 17 in handicap hurdle at Down Royal (16f, heavy) 86 days ago. Back up in trip.

25/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, bit below form ninth of 17 in handicap hurdle at Down Royal (16f, heavy) 86 days ago. Back up in trip.

Verdict

DANSE AWAY has a 6lb penalty to shoulder for his 13-length victory at Clonmel last time but that may not be enough to stop this much-improved six-year-old, who broke his duck in style last time. Bee A Beneficiary has a string of seconds to her name and has followed home some smart rivals of late. She should be able to make her presence felt along with track-and-trip winner Time And Times and Naturally Blond.

Verdict

DANSE AWAY seemed transformed by cheekpieces when hammering the opposition at Clonmel on Tuesday, and he'll take some stopping under a penalty if this doesn't come too soon. Bee A Beneficiary and Time And Times may fight it out for minor honours.

16:50 Cork (IRE) 22 Mar 2018

Ucc Don't Step On The Crest Handicap Hurdle (5YO plus)

Winner €11,088 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

3m

Soft to Heavy

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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
41-4P19
iT
Red, yellow panel, black sleeves, red & yellow striped cap (John Lavery)

Laid Back Luke 26 

b g Quws - Miss Molly (Arzanni)

10 11-8 p
123
10 11-8 p
123

Latest win in hurdle at Gowran in February. Ninth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, soft, 10/1) 26 days ago. Hard to catch right.

Latest win in hurdle at Gowran in February. Ninth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, soft, 10/1) 26 days ago. Hard to catch right.

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2
23P541
iT
Purple, white hollow box, white stars on sleeves, white star on cap (John J F O'Mahony)

Mary Frances 14 

b f Well Chosen - In The Saltmine (Damister)

Non Runner

Non Runner

5/1, career best when winning 9-runner handicap hurdle at Thurles (23.1f, heavy) 14 days ago, hard held. 12 lb rise may not prevent another big effort if in the same form.

5/1, career best when winning 9-runner handicap hurdle at Thurles (23.1f, heavy) 14 days ago, hard held. 12 lb rise may not prevent another big effort if in the same form.

3
9-4456F
iT
Canary, crimson hoop, collar, cuffs & cap (M Foley)

Shannak 67 

br g Shantou - Nakuru (Mandalus)

10 11-5
120
10 11-5
120

Useful hurdler. Fell in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (24f, soft, 7/2) 67 days ago, fell 2 out when looking sure to play hand in finish. Enters calculations.

Useful hurdler. Fell in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (24f, soft, 7/2) 67 days ago, fell 2 out when looking sure to play hand in finish. Enters calculations.

4
167612
iT
Royal blue, royal blue & white striped sleeves, yellow cap, dark blue spots (Mrs Elizabeth Stack)

Shower Cross 60 

g g Portrait Gallery - Storming Rose (Glacial Storm)

7 11-2 h
117
7 11-2 h
117

Winner in hurdle at Limerick in December. Good second of 12 in handicap hurdle at Thurles (16f, heavy, 9/2) 60 days ago, sticking to task. Significantly up in trip.

Winner in hurdle at Limerick in December. Good second of 12 in handicap hurdle at Thurles (16f, heavy, 9/2) 60 days ago, sticking to task. Significantly up in trip.

5
42-2247
iT
Purple, white stars, purple sleeves, white stars on cap (Eamonn Durack)

Twiss's Hill 43 

ch f Acambaro - Mandy's Magic (Mandalus)

9 11-1
116
9 11-1
116

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. Last of 7 in novice chase at Fairyhouse (21f, heavy, 5/1) 43 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Booking of Russell a plus.

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. Last of 7 in novice chase at Fairyhouse (21f, heavy, 5/1) 43 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Booking of Russell a plus.

6
59-2735
iT
Black & yellow quartered, diabolo on sleeves, check cap (Crooked Crew Syndicate)

Cosmo's Moon 1 

b g Morozov - She's A Dreamer (Safety Catch)

Non Runner

Non Runner

10/1, fifth of 7 in minor event hurdle at Limerick (19f, heavy) 1 day ago. Up in trip. Hood on 1st time. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

10/1, fifth of 7 in minor event hurdle at Limerick (19f, heavy) 1 day ago. Up in trip. Hood on 1st time. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

7
0-0076F
iT
Emerald green, red inverted triangle, halved sleeves, black cap (Ab Initio Syndicate)

Captainofthefleet 28 

ch g Refuse To Bend - Darabaka (Doyoun)

11 10-12 p
113
11 10-12 p
113

C&D winner. Eighteen runs since last win in 2015. 7/1, fell last in handicap hurdle at Thurles (24f, soft) 28 days ago, behind at time. Cheekpieces on for 1st time in this code.

C&D winner. Eighteen runs since last win in 2015. 7/1, fell last in handicap hurdle at Thurles (24f, soft) 28 days ago, behind at time. Cheekpieces on for 1st time in this code.

8
00234/P-
iT
Brown, white chevrons on sleeves, pink cap (Martin T Murphy)

Thekingofconnemara 655 

b g Vinnie Roe - Top Of The Cloud (Cloudings)

11 10-12
113
11 10-12
113

C&D winner. Off 21 months. Switches from chase to hurdles. First run for yard after leaving Barry John Murphy.

C&D winner. Off 21 months. Switches from chase to hurdles. First run for yard after leaving Barry John Murphy.

9
4120
iT
Yellow, black star, striped sleeves, yellow cap, black stars (E Joseph Byrne)

Guided By You 29 

b g Getaway - Black Ouzel (Taipan)

5 10-6
109
5 10-6
109

Lightly-raced winner over hurdles. C&D winner. Winner in hurdle here in January. 14/1, eleventh of 13 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (24f, heavy) 29 days ago.

Lightly-raced winner over hurdles. C&D winner. Winner in hurdle here in January. 14/1, eleventh of 13 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (24f, heavy) 29 days ago.

10
1-08758
iT
White, royal blue sash, royal blue sleeves, white armlet, royal blue cap (Jiver Syndicate)

Mick The Jiver (GB)  12 

g g Apple Tree - Pems Gift (Environment Friend)

8 9-11 p
98
8 9-11 p
98

Bit below form eighth of 15 in handicap chase (25/1) at Gowran (23f, heavy) 12 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Cheekpieces back on.

Bit below form eighth of 15 in handicap chase (25/1) at Gowran (23f, heavy) 12 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Cheekpieces back on.

Verdict

MARY FRANCES went up 12lb for a romp in the mud at Thurles a fortnight ago when clearly relishing the step back up in trip as she scored by 25 lengths. She looks capable of further improvement and conditions are in her favour once again. Shannak had every chance when falling at the last at Fairyhouse in January and, on that form, would hold solid credentials, while Shower Cross looks an interesting contender trying 3m for the first time under Rules.

Verdict

MARY FRANCES produced a blistering performance from out of the blue when winning at Thurles a fortnight ago and could be hard to beat if in the same form up 12 lb. Shannak and Shower Cross look the dangers.

17:20 Cork (IRE) 22 Mar 2018

Racing Home For Easter Festival Mares (ladies Pro/am) Flat Race (4YO to 7YO)

Winner €6,160 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

2m

Soft to Heavy

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
65
iT
Yellow & purple quartered, purple armlet, quartered cap (J R Brennan)

Chisholm Trail 46 

br f Presenting - Portryan Native (Be My Native)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Twice-raced maiden. 29 lengths fifth of 12 to Relegate in Gr 2 bumper at Leopardstown (16f, soft, 50/1) 46 days ago. Yard in good form.

Twice-raced maiden. 29 lengths fifth of 12 to Relegate in Gr 2 bumper at Leopardstown (16f, soft, 50/1) 46 days ago. Yard in good form.

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2
3
iT
Red & grey quartered, striped sleeves, purple cap (Mrs Helen Mullins)

Court Maid 33 

b f Court Cave - She's A Venture (Supreme Leader)

5 11-9
-
5 11-9
-

8/1, third of 16 in bumper at Gowran (17f, heavy) on NH debut 33 days ago, taking keen hold, keeping on. Could progress.

8/1, third of 16 in bumper at Gowran (17f, heavy) on NH debut 33 days ago, taking keen hold, keeping on. Could progress.

3
9/6-47
iT
Red, white seams, white sleeves, red seams, white & red quartered cap (Krisdenoel Syndicate)

Krisdenoel 86 

b f Scorpion - Smiling Away (Phardante)

7 11-9 h
-
7 11-9 h
-

Lightly-raced maiden. Bit below form seventh of 13 in bumper at Limerick (16f, heavy, 9/2) 86 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden. Bit below form seventh of 13 in bumper at Limerick (16f, heavy, 9/2) 86 days ago.

4
iT
Emerald green & red chevrons, red sleeves, check cap (Rollx Syndicate)

Barrington Court 

ch f Mastercraftsman - Arabian Hideway (Desert Prince)

4 10-11
-
4 10-11
-

Mastercraftsman filly. Unraced sister to Solario Stakes winner Foss Way. Trainer’s newcomers command respect.

Mastercraftsman filly. Unraced sister to Solario Stakes winner Foss Way. Trainer’s newcomers command respect.

5
2
iT
Pink, maroon star, striped cap (Mrs Caren Walsh & John Lightfoot)

Black Tears (GB)  29 

b f Jeremy - Our Girl Salley (Carroll House)

4 10-11
-
4 10-11
-

Promising type. 9/2, second of 5 in bumper at Punchestown (16.5f, heavy) on NH debut 29 days ago. Yard in good form. The one to beat.

Promising type. 9/2, second of 5 in bumper at Punchestown (16.5f, heavy) on NH debut 29 days ago. Yard in good form. The one to beat.

6
iT
Dark green, white chevron, white armlet, quartered cap (Byrnes Bloodstock Limited)

Late Again 

b f Presenting - Hannigan's Lodger (Be My Native)

4 10-11
-
4 10-11
-

Presenting filly. Sister to fairly useful hurdler Leave At Dawn and fairly useful chaser Present Lodger, stays 3m, and half-sister to 3 winners. Of obvious interest on debut. Stable in good form.

Presenting filly. Sister to fairly useful hurdler Leave At Dawn and fairly useful chaser Present Lodger, stays 3m, and half-sister to 3 winners. Of obvious interest on debut. Stable in good form.

Verdict

Black Tears ran more than respectably when runner-up to Von Humboldt at Punchestown on her debut last month and she looks capable of taking a step forward from that outing. However, she may have to play second fiddle to another Charles Byrnes newcomer in the shape of LATE AGAIN, with the yard's recent records in bumpers extremely notable. Court Maid and Chisholm Trail complete the shortlist.

Verdict

There's more to come from BLACK TEARS after her promising debut at Punchestown last month and she could be hard to beat if improving on that as expected. Late Again hails from a yard who have had a spate of winning newcomers in bumpers and she's feared most ahead of another appealing newcomer Barrington Court.