14:00 Downpatrick (NI) 12 Oct 2018

Molson Coors Maiden Hurdle (4YO plus)

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

1

2m 2f 165y

Good to Yielding

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
9-085P6
iT
Royal blue & yellow check, yellow sleeves, check cap (H Smyth)

Arizengo 14 

b g Yeats - Zagaleta (Sri Pekan)

5 11-12
-
5 11-12
-

33/1, sixth of 7 in bumper at this course (17.3f, good) 14 days ago. Switches from bumpers to hurdles.

33/1, sixth of 7 in bumper at this course (17.3f, good) 14 days ago. Switches from bumpers to hurdles.

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2
9-0428
iT
Yellow, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue cap, yellow star (Neil McKnight)

Greenandwhitearmy (IRE)  22 

b g Craigsteel - Reynella Breeze (Oscar)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Eighth of 10 in bumper at Clonmel (16.5f, good to soft, 14/1) 22 days ago. Switches from bumpers to hurdles.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Eighth of 10 in bumper at Clonmel (16.5f, good to soft, 14/1) 22 days ago. Switches from bumpers to hurdles.

3
F-P8
iT
Emerald green, orange stars, white cap, orange star (J Morrison)

Hells Angel (IRE)  130 

ch g Papal Bull - Hill Fairy (Monsun)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Papal Bull gelding. Half-brother to fair hurdler North Hill. Dam (c126/h115) hurdle/chase winner up to 2½m. Unplaced on completed start in points last time (Jun 4).

Papal Bull gelding. Half-brother to fair hurdler North Hill. Dam (c126/h115) hurdle/chase winner up to 2½m. Unplaced on completed start in points last time (Jun 4).

4
52-0B02
iT
Emerald green, black diamond & sleeves, black cap (Turlough Blessing)

A Place Apart (IRE)  11 

b g Power - Simadartha (Gone West)

4 11-8
102
4 11-8
102

Fair hurdler. Remains a maiden after 10 hurdle runs. 16/1, good second of 12 in handicap hurdle at Roscommon (16f, good) 11 days ago, sticking to task. Each-way contender.

Fair hurdler. Remains a maiden after 10 hurdle runs. 16/1, good second of 12 in handicap hurdle at Roscommon (16f, good) 11 days ago, sticking to task. Each-way contender.

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

Adulterated (IRE)  171 

b g Fame And Glory - No Bodys Flame (Saddlers' Hall)

4 11-8 h1
-
4 11-8 h1
-

Once-raced maiden. Refused to settle and was weakening when slipped up in bumper (9/1) at Punchestown (16.4f) on NH debut in April. Hooded for hurdles debut.

Once-raced maiden. Refused to settle and was weakening when slipped up in bumper (9/1) at Punchestown (16.4f) on NH debut in April. Hooded for hurdles debut.

6
iT
Black & pink diamonds, black sleeves, pink cap, black diamond (Mrs B Cunningham)

Autumn Berry (IRE)  

g g Salutino - Follyfoot (Croco Rouge)

4 11-8
-
4 11-8
-

€7,200 3-y-o, Salutino gelding. Dam maiden hurdler (stayed 2½m), 9f winner on Flat.

€7,200 3-y-o, Salutino gelding. Dam maiden hurdler (stayed 2½m), 9f winner on Flat.

7
22-3
iT
Emerald green & red quartered, hooped sleeves, striped cap (Brian Mellon & Adrian P Kelly & P McBride)

Free Ranger (IRE)  11 

b g Lope De Vega - Purple Tigress (Dubai Destination)

4 11-8 t1 p1
-
4 11-8 t1 p1
-

Fair maiden on Flat. 5/6, third of 16 in novice hurdle at Roscommon (16f, good) 11 days ago, unlucky not to finish closer. Sets the standard. Tongue tie/cheekpieces on for the first time.

Fair maiden on Flat. 5/6, third of 16 in novice hurdle at Roscommon (16f, good) 11 days ago, unlucky not to finish closer. Sets the standard. Tongue tie/cheekpieces on for the first time.

8
7-4
iT
Purple, mauve epaulettes, mauve armlet, mauve star on cap (Miss Sarah O'Brien)

Joe The Crow (IRE)  11 

b g Olden Times - Brown Bess (Definite Article)

4 11-8
-
4 11-8
-

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. Fourth of 16 in novice hurdle (20/1) at Roscommon (16f, good) on hurdles bow 11 days ago, travelling as well as any. May have more to offfer.

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. Fourth of 16 in novice hurdle (20/1) at Roscommon (16f, good) on hurdles bow 11 days ago, travelling as well as any. May have more to offfer.

9
7
iT
Yellow & purple chevrons, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star (Mrs Shauna Kelly)

Rising (IRE)  14 

b g Rip Van Winkle - Cause Celebre (Peintre Celebre)

4 11-8 t
-
4 11-8 t
-

Fair maiden on the Flat. Once-raced maiden. Tongue strap on for 1st time in this code, offered little when last of 7 in novice hurdle (33/1) over C&D (good) on NH debut 14 days ago.

Fair maiden on the Flat. Once-raced maiden. Tongue strap on for 1st time in this code, offered little when last of 7 in novice hurdle (33/1) over C&D (good) on NH debut 14 days ago.

10
46-2533
iT
Light blue, red star, red slvs & cap (One Plus Two Partnership)

Ar Eagla Na Heagla 64 (38F) 

b f Trans Island - Touch of Ivory (Rossini)

4 11-1 b
104
4 11-1 b
104

Fair hurdler. 14/1 and blinkered for 1st time, eleventh of 14 in handicap at Naas (12f, good) 38 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Creditable on last hurdle outing.

Fair hurdler. 14/1 and blinkered for 1st time, eleventh of 14 in handicap at Naas (12f, good) 38 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Creditable on last hurdle outing.

11
4248
iT
Yellow, white sleeves, red cap (Mrs Orla Cleary-O'Kane)

Misty Mountain (USA)  34 

g f Lemon Drop Kid - Saratoga Fling (Pulpit)

4 11-1
104
4 11-1
104

Lightly-raced maiden. 4/1, below form eighth of 14 in novice hurdle at Wexford (16f, good to soft) 34 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden. 4/1, below form eighth of 14 in novice hurdle at Wexford (16f, good to soft) 34 days ago.

Verdict

Free Ranger has placed in each of his three starts over timber to date and warrants respect with both a tongue-tie and cheekpieces fitted, while A Place Apart, Joe The Crow, Ar Eagla Na Heagla and Misty Mountain also bring some useful hurdles form to the table. However, ADULTERATED was held in high enough regard to contest a Punchestown Festival bumper on his debut (albeit things didn't go to plan with him slipping up) and he gets the vote to score on his jumping bow.

Verdict

FREE RANGER was unlucky not to finish closer when third at Roscommon on his return earlier this month and is worth another chance on that evidence. Adulterated and Joe The Crow are others who could get involved in a fairly weak race.

14:30 Downpatrick (NI) 12 Oct 2018

I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle (5YO plus)

Winner €8,624 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m 6f 110y

Soft

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
1
iT
Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel (Qatar Racing Limited)

Solindian (FR)  49 

b g Solon - Indian Mist (River Mist)

5 11-12
-
5 11-12
-

Won 13-runner bumper (11/8) at Kilbeggan (18.2f, good) on NH debut 49 days ago for Willie Mullins despite running green. Has joined another powerful yard and big chance on hurdles debut.

Won 13-runner bumper (11/8) at Kilbeggan (18.2f, good) on NH debut 49 days ago for Willie Mullins despite running green. Has joined another powerful yard and big chance on hurdles debut.

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2
612443
iT
White & royal blue diamonds, quartered cap (Pat Hayes Racing Syndicate)

Koroleva (IRE)  14 

b m King's Theatre - Back To The Nest (Bob Back)

7 11-5 h
105
7 11-5 h
105

Fair hurdler. Winner in bumper at Cork in July. Respectable third of 7 in novice hurdle at this course (18.8f, good, 9/2) 14 days ago. Hood back on. Should give her running.

Fair hurdler. Winner in bumper at Cork in July. Respectable third of 7 in novice hurdle at this course (18.8f, good, 9/2) 14 days ago. Hood back on. Should give her running.

3
2/5-
iT
Cerise (Mrs Patricia Hunt)

He's No Molly (IRE)  306 

b g Beneficial - Violet Hill (Bob Back)

5 11-4
-
5 11-4
-

Once-raced maiden. Offered something to work on when fifth of 12 to Getabird in novice hurdle at Punchestown (20f, heavy, 20/1) on NH debut in December. This is easier at least.

Once-raced maiden. Offered something to work on when fifth of 12 to Getabird in novice hurdle at Punchestown (20f, heavy, 20/1) on NH debut in December. This is easier at least.

4
977-
iT
Black, white stars, striped sleeves, white star on cap (Imperial Racing Reprise Syndicate)

Imperial Reprise (IRE)  201 

b g Milan - Joan's Girl (Supreme Leader)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Thrice-raced maiden. Seventh of 9 in novice hurdle at this course (18.8f, soft, 33/1). Off 6 months.

Thrice-raced maiden. Seventh of 9 in novice hurdle at this course (18.8f, soft, 33/1). Off 6 months.

5
67559-4
iT
Mauve & yellow halved, sleeves reversed, yellow star on cap (P J Rothwell)

Jack Wade (IRE)  14 

b g Ask - Via Mantua (Halling)

5 11-4
99
5 11-4
99

Modest hurdler. 11/1, respectable fourth of 12 in novice hurdle at this course (21.5f, good) 14 days ago.

Modest hurdler. 11/1, respectable fourth of 12 in novice hurdle at this course (21.5f, good) 14 days ago.

6
3-6P
iT
Pink, pink & emerald green hooped sleeves, pink cap (Stanley G Watson)

Liar's Dice (IRE)  141 

b g Milan - Dancing Baloo (Broken Hearted)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. Pulled up in novice hurdle at Tipperary (24f, good, 25/1) on hurdles bow 141 days ago. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. Pulled up in novice hurdle at Tipperary (24f, good, 25/1) on hurdles bow 141 days ago. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.

Verdict

Koroleva has blown a number of fantastic opportunities to open her hurdling account in recent weeks and she may have to settle for a minor role again, with former stablemate SOLINDIAN fancied to land the spoils. The five-year-old son of Solon, who has recently left Willie Mullins' stable to join Gordon Elliott, won his only start thus far in a bumper at Kilbeggan and looks to have a cracking chance as he bids to follow up on his hurdling bow. He's No Molly might fare best of the remainder.

Verdict

SOLINDIAN has joined another powerful yard since winning his bumper and this looks a good opportunity for him to make the perfect start over hurdles up in trip. Koroleva is clearly a stable lesser light but shouldn't be far away in this.

15:05 Downpatrick (NI) 12 Oct 2018

MB McGrady & Co, Accountants Handicap Hurdle (80-95) (4YO plus)

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

3

2m 6f 110y

Soft

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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
7-00748
iT
Yellow, emerald green chevron, quartered cap (Maurice Sheehy)

Shimmer And Shine (IRE)  22 

b m Gold Well - Theredandthegreen (Bob Back)

5 11-12
95
5 11-12
95

Promising sort. 33/1, good eighth of 18 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (16.5f, good to soft) 22 days ago, not knocked about. Significantly up in trip and still unexposed.

Promising sort. 33/1, good eighth of 18 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (16.5f, good to soft) 22 days ago, not knocked about. Significantly up in trip and still unexposed.

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2
627440
iT
Royal blue & yellow hoops, yellow sleeves & cap (Templeburn Racing Syndicate)

Caerleon Kate 19 

ch m Medicean - Towaahi (Caerleon)

6 11-9 p
92
6 11-9 p
92

Remains a maiden after 21 NH runs. Bit below form sixteenth of 27 in handicap hurdle (20/1) at Navan (22f, good) 19 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Others preferred.

Remains a maiden after 21 NH runs. Bit below form sixteenth of 27 in handicap hurdle (20/1) at Navan (22f, good) 19 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Others preferred.

3
579632
iT
Black, mauve panel, mauve armlet, black cap (Pioneer Racing)

Holy Motivation (IRE)  4 

b m Kalanisi - Teffia Rose (Old Vic)

5 11-9 p
92 3
5 11-9 p
92 3

8/1, shaped well when second of 19 in handicap hurdle at Tipperary (24f, good) 4 days ago. One for the shortlist.

8/1, shaped well when second of 19 in handicap hurdle at Tipperary (24f, good) 4 days ago. One for the shortlist.

4
187448
iT
Yellow & royal blue quartered, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots (Templeburn Racing Syndicate)

Shipwreck (IRE)  15 

b m Shantou - Skeleton Coast (Bob Back)

7 11-2
85
7 11-2
85

Course winner. Winner in hurdle here in June. 20/1, eighth of 11 in novice chase at Sligo (21f, good) on debut over fences 15 days ago. Not without hope back over hurdles.

Course winner. Winner in hurdle here in June. 20/1, eighth of 11 in novice chase at Sligo (21f, good) on debut over fences 15 days ago. Not without hope back over hurdles.

5
PP8-673
iT
Yellow, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap (Sean F Gallagher)

Court Adjourned (IRE)  14 

b m Court Cave - Im Telling Ye (Lord Americo)

7 11-1 t
84
7 11-1 t
84

Remains a maiden after 19 NH runs. 7/2, creditable third of 12 in novice hurdle at this course (21.5f, good) 14 days ago.

Remains a maiden after 19 NH runs. 7/2, creditable third of 12 in novice hurdle at this course (21.5f, good) 14 days ago.

6
3216-23
iT
Purple, yellow triple diamond & sleeves, yellow cap (Mrs C Watson)

He Knows My Name (IRE)  128 

b m Kayf Tara - Tigrera (Helissio)

9 10-13 t
82
9 10-13 t
82

Winner in chase at Cork in April. Good third of 14 in handicap chase at Wexford (25.3f, good, 16/1) 128 days ago, faring best of those held up. Switches from chase to hurdles.

Winner in chase at Cork in April. Good third of 14 in handicap chase at Wexford (25.3f, good, 16/1) 128 days ago, faring best of those held up. Switches from chase to hurdles.

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

Im Waiting (IRE)  91 

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

5 10-12 t p
81
5 10-12 t p
81

Lightly-raced maiden. Fell in handicap hurdle at this course (21.8f, good, 16/1) 91 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden. Fell in handicap hurdle at this course (21.8f, good, 16/1) 91 days ago.

8
523-934
iT
Yellow & purple chevrons, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star (Mrs Shauna Kelly)

Mash Potato (IRE)  11 

b g Whipper - Salva (Grand Lodge)

8 10-12 t p
81
8 10-12 t p
81

One win from 22 NH runs. 6/1, backed up previous effort when fourth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot (18.5f, good) 11 days ago. Up in trip and remains one to bear in mind.

One win from 22 NH runs. 6/1, backed up previous effort when fourth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot (18.5f, good) 11 days ago. Up in trip and remains one to bear in mind.

9
0-00590
iT
Black, orange star, orange stars on sleeves, black cap, orange diamonds (Masterplan Syndicate)

Glasson Lad (IRE)  7 

b g Quws - Glasson House (Supreme Leader)

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

Remains a maiden after 44 NH runs. Last of 17 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (20f, good, 33/1) 7 days ago. Others more persuasive.

Remains a maiden after 44 NH runs. Last of 17 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (20f, good, 33/1) 7 days ago. Others more persuasive.

10
95P-009
iT
Light blue, red hoop, red armlet, yellow cap, red spots (Mrs Alice Cummins)

Rock On Bach (IRE)  22 

b g Bach - Shuil Aoibhinn (Phardante)

9 10-11 t p
80
9 10-11 t p
80

Remains a maiden after 31 NH runs. Ninth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (24f, good to soft, 50/1) 22 days ago.

Remains a maiden after 31 NH runs. Ninth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (24f, good to soft, 50/1) 22 days ago.

11
00-PP90
iT
Mauve & yellow halved, sleeves reversed, yellow star on cap (P J Rothwell)

Tricky Question (IRE)  14 

b m Ask - Five Trix (Minster Son)

6 10-11 p
80
6 10-11 p
80

66/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, thirteenth of 15 in handicap hurdle at this course (18.8f, good) 14 days ago.

66/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, thirteenth of 15 in handicap hurdle at this course (18.8f, good) 14 days ago.

Verdict

HOLY MOTIVATION has clearly come out of her runner-up effort at Tipperary on Monday in good nick and she will prove tough to beat if able to reproduce that level of performance. He Knows My Name is dangerously well handicapped in this sphere - as she lines up off 21lb lower than when third over fences at Wexford last time - and she ought to be involved at the finish, while Court Adjourned and Shimmer And Shine also have some form which gives them chances.

Verdict

HOLY MOTIVATION probably isn't the most straightforward, but shaped well on handicap debut when runner-up at Tipperary 4 days ago and has solid claims off the same mark. Mash Potato and Shimmer And Shine head up the opposition.

15:40 Downpatrick (NI) 12 Oct 2018

Portman Dentalcare Handicap Hurdle (80-102) (4YO plus)

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

4

2m 2f 165y

Soft

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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
043341
iT
Maroon, emerald green striped sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs D A Love)

Just A Normal Day (IRE)  34 

b g High Chaparral - Thats Luck (Posen)

8 11-12 b
102
8 11-12 b
102

Didn't need to improve to win 8-runner handicap chase (7/2) at Wexford (16f, good to soft) 34 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. First run for yard after leaving Daniel John Howard.

Didn't need to improve to win 8-runner handicap chase (7/2) at Wexford (16f, good to soft) 34 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. First run for yard after leaving Daniel John Howard.

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2
554P47
iT
Royal blue, red sash, white cap, orange spots (Mrs Margaret Marshall)

Fleurys Fort (IRE)  7 

b g Robin Des Pres - Holly's Sister (Accordion)

8 11-11 p h
101
8 11-11 p h
101

16/1, bit below form seventh of 12 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (20f, good) 7 days ago.

16/1, bit below form seventh of 12 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (20f, good) 7 days ago.

3
6-0F666
iT
Purple, yellow triple diamond & sleeves, yellow cap (Mrs C Watson)

Ballinlina Boy 22 

ch g Notnowcato - Azaila (Halling)

5 11-10 t p
100
5 11-10 t p
100

7/2 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, sixth of 9 in novice hurdle at Clonmel (16.5f, good to soft) 22 days ago. First run for yard after leaving James Kieran King. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

7/2 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, sixth of 9 in novice hurdle at Clonmel (16.5f, good to soft) 22 days ago. First run for yard after leaving James Kieran King. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

4
5P-0116
iT
Red, black sleeves, striped cap (Just An Excuse Syndicate)

Rain In Spain (IRE)  11 

b m Jeremy - Moonchild (Acatenango)

6 11-9
99
6 11-9
99

2 wins from 4 runs this season. Creditable sixth of 12 in handicap hurdle (9/1) at Roscommon (16f, good) 11 days ago. Worth another chance.

2 wins from 4 runs this season. Creditable sixth of 12 in handicap hurdle (9/1) at Roscommon (16f, good) 11 days ago. Worth another chance.

5
294
iT
Dark blue, white seams, check cap (D J McCormack)

Fontainbleau (IRE)  14 

b g Fastnet Rock - Autumn Leaves (Muhtathir)

4 11-8 b
102
4 11-8 b
102

Modest Flat winner. Thrice-raced maiden over hurdles. Cheekpieces on for 1st time in this code, fourth of 7 in novice hurdle (25/1) at this C&D (good) 14 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

Modest Flat winner. Thrice-raced maiden over hurdles. Cheekpieces on for 1st time in this code, fourth of 7 in novice hurdle (25/1) at this C&D (good) 14 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

6
P49D15
iT
Brown & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, brown diamond (Miss Sarah Foran)

Muroor 14 

ch g Nayef - Raaya (Giant's Causeway)

5 11-8 v
98
5 11-8 v
98

C&D winner. Winner in hurdle here in August. 11/1, bit below form fifth of 9 in minor event hurdle at this course (17.3f, good) 14 days ago. Needs considering.

C&D winner. Winner in hurdle here in August. 11/1, bit below form fifth of 9 in minor event hurdle at this course (17.3f, good) 14 days ago. Needs considering.

7
005
iT
Royal blue, white sleeves, royal blue cap (Norman McKnight)

Alnahar (IRE)  14 

br g Bahri - My Causeway Dream (Giant's Causeway)

8 11-7
97
8 11-7
97

Fair Flat winner. Thrice-raced maiden over hurdles. Fair winner at 11f on flat. Fifth of 7 in novice hurdle at this C&D (good, 66/1) 14 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

Fair Flat winner. Thrice-raced maiden over hurdles. Fair winner at 11f on flat. Fifth of 7 in novice hurdle at this C&D (good, 66/1) 14 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

8
8-65303
iT
Pink, chocolate hooped slvs, pink cap (Mrs Desmond McDonogh & Mrs J S Bolger)

Maighnealta (IRE)  6 

b g Court Cave - Needlework (Needle Gun)

9 11-2 t
92
9 11-2 t
92

Course winner. Twelve runs since last win in 2016. 14/1, good third of 11 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (16f, good to firm) 6 days ago.

Course winner. Twelve runs since last win in 2016. 14/1, good third of 11 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (16f, good to firm) 6 days ago.

9
3-84641
iT
Black, red spots, black cap, white spots (Miss Rita Shah)

Authorative (IRE)  14 

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

Non Runner

Non Runner

33/1, ended long losing run in 15-runner handicap hurdle over C&D (good) 14 days ago, always holding on. Not an obvious follow-up candidate, though.

33/1, ended long losing run in 15-runner handicap hurdle over C&D (good) 14 days ago, always holding on. Not an obvious follow-up candidate, though.

10
5/744-U2
iT
Pink & white diamonds (Rockview Racing Club)

Montys Angel (IRE)  22 

b m Definite Article - Montys Bank (Montelimar)

8 11-0
90
8 11-0
90

Second of 9 in novice hurdle (33/1) at Clonmel (16.5f, good to soft) 22 days ago, having run of race. Clearly not straightforward, so remains to be seen if able to back that up.

Second of 9 in novice hurdle (33/1) at Clonmel (16.5f, good to soft) 22 days ago, having run of race. Clearly not straightforward, so remains to be seen if able to back that up.

11
B74333
iT
White, maroon chevron, maroon chevrons on sleeves, white cap, maroon diamonds (Glimmer Of Hope Syndicate)

Rathnaleen Girl (IRE)  11 

ch m Beneficial - Euro Joy (Eurobus)

8 11-0 h
90
8 11-0 h
90

One win from 27 NH runs. Thirteen runs since last win in 2017. Creditable third of 12 in handicap hurdle (10/1) at Roscommon (16f, good) 11 days ago. Going through a good spell at the moment.

One win from 27 NH runs. Thirteen runs since last win in 2017. Creditable third of 12 in handicap hurdle (10/1) at Roscommon (16f, good) 11 days ago. Going through a good spell at the moment.

Verdict

AUTHORATIVE had Willie Mullins hot pot Eight And Bob, amongst others, behind when making most over C&D last month and a 7lb rise might not be enough to anchor him if arriving in the same mood. Just A Normal Day, a chase winner at Wexford when last sighted, was recently bought for 10,000 pounds out of the Daniel John Howard stable and he merits close consideration with Davy Russell booked to ride, while Rathnaleen Girl and Maighnealta complete the shortlist.

Verdict

RAIN IN SPAIN had her winning run ended at Roscommon 11 days ago, but she shaped as if still in good form and is worth another chance given her earlier progress. Rathnaleen Girl and Muroor are a couple of others to consider.

16:15 Downpatrick (NI) 12 Oct 2018

JP Corry Building Suppliers Hurdle (4YO plus)

Winner €9,240 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m 2f 165y

Soft

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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
443123
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Light blue, yellow sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs Margaret Slattery)

Cooldine Bog (IRE)  8 

b g Court Cave - Express Mail (King's Ride)

5 11-9
112
5 11-9
112

Fairly useful hurdler. Winner in hurdle at Kilbeggan in August. Third of 5 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (20f, good, 9/2) 8 days ago.

Fairly useful hurdler. Winner in hurdle at Kilbeggan in August. Third of 5 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (20f, good, 9/2) 8 days ago.

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1P4638
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Purple, white hoop, purple sleeves, purple cap (Mrs Sarah Nash)

Leap Dearg (IRE)  35 

b g Beneficial - Wee Red Roo (Supreme Leader)

10 11-9
109
10 11-9
109

Fair chaser. Latest win in hurdle at Clonmel in May. 20/1, creditable eighth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (19.5f, good) 35 days ago.

Fair chaser. Latest win in hurdle at Clonmel in May. 20/1, creditable eighth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (19.5f, good) 35 days ago.

3
4-63213
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Royal blue & emerald green check (Royal's & Blue Syndicate)

Silver Star (FR)  19 

g g Silver Frost - Suerte (Halling)

5 11-9 t
116
5 11-9 t
116

Fairly useful hurdler. Winner in hurdle at Kilbeggan in September. 4/1, very good third of 16 in handicap hurdle at Navan (16f, good) 19 days ago.

Fairly useful hurdler. Winner in hurdle at Kilbeggan in September. 4/1, very good third of 16 in handicap hurdle at Navan (16f, good) 19 days ago.

4
216/22-4
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Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star (Supreme Horse Racing Club & Brett T Graham)

Chambord Du Lys (FR)  25 

b m Great Pretender - Pot Jolie (Useful)

6 11-5
130
6 11-5
130

Useful hurdler. 8/1, fourth of 6 in minor event hurdle at Galway (21.4f, soft) 25 days ago. Should come on for that and is expected to take some stopping.

Useful hurdler. 8/1, fourth of 6 in minor event hurdle at Galway (21.4f, soft) 25 days ago. Should come on for that and is expected to take some stopping.

5
13-
iT
White, dark green stars (M Booth & Miss Rachael Evans)

Commentariolus (IRE)  207 

bay g Frankel - Apsara (Darshaan)

4 11-5
124
4 11-5
124

Fair maiden on the Flat. Twice-raced winner over hurdles. Winner in hurdle at Fairyhouse in February. Third of 5 in juvenile hurdle (11/10) at Limerick (16f, heavy). Off 6 months. Open to progress.

Fair maiden on the Flat. Twice-raced winner over hurdles. Winner in hurdle at Fairyhouse in February. Third of 5 in juvenile hurdle (11/10) at Limerick (16f, heavy). Off 6 months. Open to progress.

Verdict

The benefit of a recent run may be able to seal this for Willie Mullins' CHAMBORD DU LYS, who showed real promise for a lot of the race at Galway before the 476-day absence took its toll and she faded into fourth late on. She should be much better positioned to finish her race off now and can see off the lightly-raced Commentariolus, who produced two useful runs to kick off life at Cullentra House in the spring, and now reappears for Gordon Elliott. Stablemate Silver Star is another who commands respect.

Verdict

Likely to develop into a match between CHAMBORD DU LYS and Commentariolus. The latter should have more to offer in this sphere but clear preference is for the Mullins mare with her reappearance run under her belt.

16:50 Downpatrick (NI) 12 Oct 2018

Killultagh Estates Beginners Chase (4YO plus)

Winner €7,392 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 3f 55y

Soft

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Horse
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Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
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1
61-5408
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Purple, white hoop, purple sleeves, purple cap (Mrs Sarah Nash & Mrs Pauline Gavin)

All Good Things (IRE)  22 

b g Dahjee - Material Lady (Barathea)

6 11-12 p
-
6 11-12 p
-

Fair hurdler. Winner in hurdle at Limerick in April. 33/1, eighth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (24f, good to soft) 22 days ago. Makes chase debut.

Fair hurdler. Winner in hurdle at Limerick in April. 33/1, eighth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (24f, good to soft) 22 days ago. Makes chase debut.

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370184
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Grey & pink chevrons, pink cap, grey star (Real Deal Syndicate)

Ashjan 14 

b g Medicean - Violet (Mukaddamah)

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

Latest win in hurdle at Tramore in August. Fourth of 11 in novice chase at this course (17f, good, 8/1) on debut over fences 14 days ago.

Latest win in hurdle at Tramore in August. Fourth of 11 in novice chase at this course (17f, good, 8/1) on debut over fences 14 days ago.

3
6073P2
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Emerald green, dark blue chevron & sleeves, emerald green cap (Patrick Pyne)

Ballybrowney Jack (FR)  15 

b g Martaline - Rainbow Memory (Super Celebre)

5 11-12 t p1
-
5 11-12 t p1
-

Fair chaser. Creditable second of 11 in novice chase at Sligo (21f, good, 7/1) 15 days ago. Stable having good spell. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Has good chance on form.

Fair chaser. Creditable second of 11 in novice chase at Sligo (21f, good, 7/1) 15 days ago. Stable having good spell. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Has good chance on form.

4
400-1P0
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Light blue, yellow hoop, emerald green cap (D Daly)

Black Label 42 (14F) 

b g Medicean - Black Belt Shopper (Desert Prince)

7 11-12
-
7 11-12
-

Fair hurdler. 1 win from 3 runs this season. Respectable fifth of 14 in handicap (9/1) at Dundalk (12f) 14 days ago, never nearer. Makes chase debut. Poor on last hurdle run.

Fair hurdler. 1 win from 3 runs this season. Respectable fifth of 14 in handicap (9/1) at Dundalk (12f) 14 days ago, never nearer. Makes chase debut. Poor on last hurdle run.

5
240456
iT
Orange, dark blue chevron, dark blue cap, orange star (No More After Hours Syndicate)

Border Control (IRE)  29 

b g Mahler - Annas Rule

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

Fair chaser. 25/1, sixth of 13 in novice chase at Listowel (22f, soft) on debut over fences 29 days ago. Yard having good spell. Booking of Russell a plus.

Fair chaser. 25/1, sixth of 13 in novice chase at Listowel (22f, soft) on debut over fences 29 days ago. Yard having good spell. Booking of Russell a plus.

6
7-43606
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Emerald Green & Orange Hooped, emerald green cap, white star (John P McManus)

Punches Cross (IRE)  31 

b g Stowaway - The Marching Lady (Archway)

5 11-12
-
5 11-12
-

Modest hurdler. 33/1, sixth of 9 in novice chase at Listowel (17f, good to soft) on debut over fences 31 days ago. Stable in good form. Not one to write off.

Modest hurdler. 33/1, sixth of 9 in novice chase at Listowel (17f, good to soft) on debut over fences 31 days ago. Stable in good form. Not one to write off.

7
3-22199
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Touch Base (IRE)  29 

b g Robin Des Champs - Badawi Street (Thowra)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Fair hurdler. Winner in hurdle here in July. 8/1, ninth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Listowel (24f, soft) 29 days ago. Makes chase debut.

Fair hurdler. Winner in hurdle here in July. 8/1, ninth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Listowel (24f, soft) 29 days ago. Makes chase debut.

8
8/0-06
iT
Emerald green, white diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap, white diamond (Mrs Noeleen Roche)

Alice Johnston (IRE)  35 

b m Westerner - Female (Saddlers' Hall)

5 11-5
-
5 11-5
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Sixth of 13 in novice hurdle at Kilbeggan (16f, good, 50/1) 35 days ago. Makes chase debut. Up in trip.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Sixth of 13 in novice hurdle at Kilbeggan (16f, good, 50/1) 35 days ago. Makes chase debut. Up in trip.

9
967241
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Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap (Keep The Faith Syndicate)

Famous Day (IRE)  19 

b m Beneficial - Saucy Tess (King's Theatre)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Fair hurdler. 20/1, career best when winning 27-runner handicap hurdle at Navan (22f, good) 19 days ago, battling well. Makes chase debut.

Fair hurdler. 20/1, career best when winning 27-runner handicap hurdle at Navan (22f, good) 19 days ago, battling well. Makes chase debut.

10
601462
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Red, royal blue diamond & sleeves, royal blue cap, red diamond (JRM Racing Syndicate)

Moonball (FR)  14 

b f Kapgarde - Set Et Match (Barathea)

4 10-10
-
4 10-10
-

Modest winner at 16f over hurdles. 6/1, second of 11 in novice chase at this course (17f, good) on debut over fences 14 days ago.

Modest winner at 16f over hurdles. 6/1, second of 11 in novice chase at this course (17f, good) on debut over fences 14 days ago.

Verdict

Joseph O'Brien holds a strong hand here saddling three with chances and his BALLYBROWNEY JACK has the chance to build on his Sligo second, when beaten less than a length, now wearing cheekpieces and tackling a shorter trip. Davy Russell is an interesting booking on Border Control, who gained a useful education at Listowel and is another who can benefit now dropped back in distance, while it will be interesting to see what Navan hurdle winner Famous Day can bring to the table on her first fences outing. Gavin Cromwell's youngster Moonball and Gordon Elliott's Touch Base are others to consider.

Verdict

BALLYBROWNEY JACK got back on track when runner-up at Sligo 2 weeks ago and a repeat here ought to see him firmly in the mix in a race that won't take a whole lot of winning. Stablemate Border Control and Moonball can also feature.

17:25 Downpatrick (NI) 12 Oct 2018

Tony Patterson Sports Grounds Handicap Chase (0-95) (4YO plus)

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

7

2m 7f 110y

Soft

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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
5-55600
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Emerald green, red sash, white sleeves & cap (Mrs F J Savage)

Quiet Account (IRE)  19 

b g Jimble - Celia's Pet (Kemal)

10 11-12
95
10 11-12
95

One win from 22 NH runs. Eleven runs since last win in 2016. Creditable eleventh of 27 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22f, good, 50/1) 19 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase.

One win from 22 NH runs. Eleven runs since last win in 2016. Creditable eleventh of 27 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22f, good, 50/1) 19 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase.

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976P-3U
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Emerald green, white diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap, white diamond (Mrs Noeleen Roche)

Open To The World (IRE)  15 

b m Shantou - Beach Beauty (Winged Love)

8 11-10 p
93
8 11-10 p
93

One win from 3 runs this season. Career best when winning 8-runner handicap chase at this C&D (good, 20/1) 14 days ago, helped by being held up in strongly-run race. Not taken lightly.

One win from 3 runs this season. Career best when winning 8-runner handicap chase at this C&D (good, 20/1) 14 days ago, helped by being held up in strongly-run race. Not taken lightly.

3
4/23-0F1
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Emerald green & pink check, emerald green sleeves, quartered cap (Michael E Hallinan)

Doolough Lad (IRE)  14 

b g Bach - Architect-Line (Architect)

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

Unreliable type. Course winner. Twenty three runs since last win in 2016. Unseated rider in handicap chase (7/1) at Sligo (21f, good) 15 days ago. Has good chance on pick of form.

Unreliable type. Course winner. Twenty three runs since last win in 2016. Unseated rider in handicap chase (7/1) at Sligo (21f, good) 15 days ago. Has good chance on pick of form.

4
56254U
iT
Maroon, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap (J R Finn)

Ballyfinboy (IRE)  15 

g g Great Palm - Tender Return (Strong Gale)

12 11-8 t
91
12 11-8 t
91

Modest winner at 24f over hurdles. 25/1, seventh of 11 in novice chase at this course (17f, good) on debut over fences 14 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. Makes handicap chase debut.

Modest winner at 24f over hurdles. 25/1, seventh of 11 in novice chase at this course (17f, good) on debut over fences 14 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. Makes handicap chase debut.

5
313F07
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Royal blue, white hoop, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue star (Daniel Savage)

Maureen's Star (IRE)  14 

b m Gold Well - Serpentine Mine (Rashar)

5 11-6
89
5 11-6
89

First run since leaving D. M. G. Fitch-Peyton, possibly amiss when pulled up in handicap chase (5/1) at Perth (23.8f, good) 32 days ago. Too soon to write off for top stable.

First run since leaving D. M. G. Fitch-Peyton, possibly amiss when pulled up in handicap chase (5/1) at Perth (23.8f, good) 32 days ago. Too soon to write off for top stable.

6
PB/2B5-P
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Emerald green, white star, black sleeves, white armlet, black cap, white stars (Gordon Elliott Racing Club)

Forrardon Xmoor 32 

g g Fair Mix - The Nuns Song (Sir Harry Lewis)

9 11-4 t
87
9 11-4 t
87

Remains a maiden after 26 NH runs. 10/1, 39 lengths seventh of 8 to Doolough Lad in handicap chase at this C&D (good) 14 days ago, pulling hard.

Remains a maiden after 26 NH runs. 10/1, 39 lengths seventh of 8 to Doolough Lad in handicap chase at this C&D (good) 14 days ago, pulling hard.

7
890437
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Dark blue, white seams, check cap (D J McCormack)

Ardview Boy (IRE)  14 

b g Tamayaz - Cill Uird (Phardante)

9 11-2
85
9 11-2
85

16/1, fourth of 6 in handicap chase at Perth (20.1f, good) 16 days ago, finding less than looked likely.

16/1, fourth of 6 in handicap chase at Perth (20.1f, good) 16 days ago, finding less than looked likely.

8
P4-5654
iT
Maroon, White chevron, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves, (Miss Patricia Duffin)

Airdrigh (IRE)  16 

b g Winged Love - Maolisa (Jamesmead)

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

Twelve runs since last win in 2017. 8/1, 23¼ lengths fifth of 8 to Doolough Lad in handicap chase at this C&D (good) 14 days ago.

Twelve runs since last win in 2017. 8/1, 23¼ lengths fifth of 8 to Doolough Lad in handicap chase at this C&D (good) 14 days ago.

9
246855
iT
Emerald green, orange stars, white cap, orange star (J Morrison)

Invincible Don (IRE)  14 

b g Invincible Spirit - Dame Alicia (Sadler's Wells)

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

Course winner. One win from 26 NH runs. Fifth of 10 in handicap chase (8/1) at Sligo (21f, good) 15 days ago.

Course winner. One win from 26 NH runs. Fifth of 10 in handicap chase (8/1) at Sligo (21f, good) 15 days ago.

10
P09085
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White & royal blue halved, sleeves reversed, royal blue cap (Kenneth Duggan)

Kilderry Prince (IRE)  15 

b g Marignan - This Is The Way (Darazari)

10 9-11 p
66
10 9-11 p
66

9/4, unseated rider in handicap chase at Sligo (24.4f, good) 15 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Suspect jumping always a cause for concern.

9/4, unseated rider in handicap chase at Sligo (24.4f, good) 15 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Suspect jumping always a cause for concern.

Verdict

Open To The World looked well treated when switched back to fences at Sligo last month, but she was thoroughly disappointing in a performance that ended in being unseated, which leaves her with plenty to prove now. Therefore, preference is for DOOLOUGH LAD, who caused a surprise when scoring over track and trip last time and despite the hefty whack in the ratings, he should be able to make his presence felt. Invincible Don was back in fifth that day and the veteran could get closer now tried in cheekpieces.

Verdict

A far from convincing bunch, so a chance is taken on FORRARDON XMOOR. He proved to be a disappointment on debut for his leading handler at Perth last month, yet his relative strength in the market is worth remembering and it would come as no surprise to see him do better refitted with a tongue tie. Veteran Ballyfinboy and Doolough Lad are others to consider.