13:30 Navan (IRE) 3 Mar 2012

Kilberry Maiden Hurdle (4YO only)

Winner €6,900 - 19 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m

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

A Good Guess 

b g High Chaparral - Bold Assumption (Observatory)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Not really bred for this sort of a test and looks to have plenty on his place for hurdling debut.

Not really bred for this sort of a test and looks to have plenty on his place for hurdling debut.

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2
iT
Dark blue, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond (Mrs P Sloan)

Apache Jack 

bay g Oscar - Cailin Supreme (Supreme Leader)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Half-brother to high-class staying hurdler Black Jack Ketchum and dam was a useful winning hurdler from a good family. Standsout on breeding, so one to keep a close eye on in the market.

Half-brother to high-class staying hurdler Black Jack Ketchum and dam was a useful winning hurdler from a good family. Standsout on breeding, so one to keep a close eye on in the market.

3
iT
Dark blue, emerald green braces, halved sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star (Irish Shamrock Syndicate)

Authinger (226F) 

b g Sadler's Wells - Ange Bleu (Alleged)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

half-brother to 4 winners, including French 1¼m performer Actrice and US 9f to 10.5f winner Angara, both smart. Fair form in 2 1½m minor events in France and interesting hurdling debutant.

half-brother to 4 winners, including French 1¼m performer Actrice and US 9f to 10.5f winner Angara, both smart. Fair form in 2 1½m minor events in France and interesting hurdling debutant.

4
F
iT
Yellow, large red spots, red spots on sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow spots (Be Good Partnership)

Black Waterfall (GB)  14 

b g Winged Love - Niveole (Soviet Star)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Half-brother to 3 winners in France but yard's newcomers tend to come on for a run and he got no further than the second at Gowran last time.

Half-brother to 3 winners in France but yard's newcomers tend to come on for a run and he got no further than the second at Gowran last time.

5
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Dark blue, white diabolo on sleeves, dark blue cap (Douglas Taylor)

Circus Act (GB)  (268F) 

b g Cape Cross - Carry On Katie (Fasliyev)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Fair maiden on Flat (stays 1¼m) for Mahmood Al Zarooni. Sold for £10,000 and gelded since last seen, so best watched on hurdling debut.

Fair maiden on Flat (stays 1¼m) for Mahmood Al Zarooni. Sold for £10,000 and gelded since last seen, so best watched on hurdling debut.

6
R0
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White, emerald green braces, emerald green armlet, emerald green cap (John F O'Shea)

Cool Kid (GB)  21 

b g Iceman - Clashfern (Smack Over)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Didn't show much in sole Flat start (refused to enter stalls twice afterwards) for Ger Lyons and has shown very little aptitude for hurdling so far.

Didn't show much in sole Flat start (refused to enter stalls twice afterwards) for Ger Lyons and has shown very little aptitude for hurdling so far.

7
8
iT
Dark green, white star, white stars on sleeves, white cap, dark green star (Kieron Gammell)

Dysios 14 

b g Invincible Spirit - Hataana (Robellino)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Dual winner on the Flat for Luca Cumani, albeit at a lowly level. Unproven beyond 1¼m in that sphere, and whilst entitled to strip fitter for return, he still has stamina to prove.

Dual winner on the Flat for Luca Cumani, albeit at a lowly level. Unproven beyond 1¼m in that sphere, and whilst entitled to strip fitter for return, he still has stamina to prove.

8
iT
Maroon & yellow halved, sleeves reversed, yellow diamonds on cap (Mrs R W H Fox)

Jonathan Wild 

b g Wizard King - Lady Windgates (Yashgan)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Makes little appeal on paper and percentage call is to look elsewhere.

Makes little appeal on paper and percentage call is to look elsewhere.

9
0
iT
Red, yellow cap (A G Fennelly)

Kalanore 143 

g g Verglas - Khairkana (Darshaan)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Modest maiden on Flat (stays 9f) for Patrick Flynn and didn't go with any promise on first start over hurdles for this yard.

Modest maiden on Flat (stays 9f) for Patrick Flynn and didn't go with any promise on first start over hurdles for this yard.

10
06
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Orange, black stars, orange sleeves & cap (Have Another Syndicate)

Liberty's Gift 14 

b g Statue Of Liberty - Raheefa's Mix (Linamix)

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

Winner over 1m on the Flat last year but looked no better than modest in a couple of starts over hurdles and appears vulnerable.

Winner over 1m on the Flat last year but looked no better than modest in a couple of starts over hurdles and appears vulnerable.

11
iT
White, royal blue sash, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, white cap (Mrs J Manley)

Magic Minstrel (GB)  (29F) 

b g Norse Dancer - Lochsong (Song)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Modest form in maidens up to 1½m for Andrew Balding at 3 yrs (sold 10,000 gns in October) and shaped as if in need of run on return at Dundalk. Not a total forlorn hope switched to hurdles.

Modest form in maidens up to 1½m for Andrew Balding at 3 yrs (sold 10,000 gns in October) and shaped as if in need of run on return at Dundalk. Not a total forlorn hope switched to hurdles.

12
iT
Maroon & white stripes, maroon cap, white hoop (C Jones)

Mala Beach 

b g Beneficial - Peppardstown (Old Vic)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Cost €52,000 as a 3-y-o and from a reaonable family, related to a half-sister to 2½m hurdle/2¾m chase winner You´ll Do For Me & fairly useful chaser Aztec Warrior. Yard do well with small string.

Cost €52,000 as a 3-y-o and from a reaonable family, related to a half-sister to 2½m hurdle/2¾m chase winner You´ll Do For Me & fairly useful chaser Aztec Warrior. Yard do well with small string.

13
9
iT
Emerald green, red sleeves, check cap (Lyreen Syndicate)

Shamkhal (FR)  21 

b g Tiger Hill - Shamdara (Dr Devious)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Showed fair form without winning on Flat in France when trained by Alain de Royer Dupre. Eye-catching debut under a patient ride at Naas on hurdling debut and should improve.

Showed fair form without winning on Flat in France when trained by Alain de Royer Dupre. Eye-catching debut under a patient ride at Naas on hurdling debut and should improve.

14
3
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Dark blue, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond (Mrs P Sloan)

Time To Work 21 

b g Hurricane Run - Viscoumtess Brave (Law Society)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Twice a winner as a 2-y-o and, having been sold for 40,000 gns out of Andrew Balding's yard in October, he made a promising start over hurdles when third to Bat Masterson at Naas. Will improve.

Twice a winner as a 2-y-o and, having been sold for 40,000 gns out of Andrew Balding's yard in October, he made a promising start over hurdles when third to Bat Masterson at Naas. Will improve.

15
U
iT
Royal blue, white star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, royal blue cap, white stars (Sean F Conway)

Magda Lena (GER)  21 

br f Paolini - Maria Magdalena (Alkalde)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Placed once from 7 starts on Flat in France in 2011 for C. von der Recke. 50/1 when blundering and unseating at the first in a maiden hurdle at Naas.

Placed once from 7 starts on Flat in France in 2011 for C. von der Recke. 50/1 when blundering and unseating at the first in a maiden hurdle at Naas.

16
iT
Red, white cap (Patrick Wilmott & Ms C Cleary)

Mazagee (FR)  (134F) 

b f Muhtathir - Zafonia (Zafonic)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Fair on Flat (stays 14.6f) and largely creditable efforts in 2011 for David Lanigan. Yard have a good record with similar types and one to monitor closely in the market.

Fair on Flat (stays 14.6f) and largely creditable efforts in 2011 for David Lanigan. Yard have a good record with similar types and one to monitor closely in the market.

17
iT
White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars (Michael M O'Brien)

Missie Ella (213F) 

b f Barathea - Promising Lady (Thunder Gulch)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Poor maiden on the Flat for Mick Halford and of little interest over jumps.

Poor maiden on the Flat for Mick Halford and of little interest over jumps.

18
3
iT
Emerald green, maroon chevron, maroon sleeves, emerald green chevrons, maroon cap (P Tomney)

Narjawa 26 

b f Marju - Narmina (Alhaarth)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Fair winner up to 1¼m on Flat for John Oxx. Up to making impact over hurdles on that evidence and not unduly knocked about when third to Lucia Bay in mares novice at Ayr on hurdling debut.

Fair winner up to 1¼m on Flat for John Oxx. Up to making impact over hurdles on that evidence and not unduly knocked about when third to Lucia Bay in mares novice at Ayr on hurdling debut.

19
iT
White, maroon star & sleeves, maroon cap, white star (John M Higgins)

Via Del Corso (GB)  (8F) 

ch f Kyllachy - Burmese Princess (King Of Kings)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Just a modest maiden on Flat (stays 1½m) and hard to make much of a case for given the form of the yard.

Just a modest maiden on Flat (stays 1½m) and hard to make much of a case for given the form of the yard.

Verdict

Gordon Elliott holds a strong hand in the opener courtesy of Narjawa and TIME TO WORK. The latter was decent on the level and made a very pleasing start to his hurdling career when third behind the useful Bat Masterton, who has subsequently gone very close in a Grade 2. There was plenty to like about the way he stayed on that day and he makes more appeal than his stablemate, who should have learnt a lot from his disappointing first hurdle outing at Ayr. Mazagee was no slouch on the Flat for David Lanigan and warrants the utmost respect on her NH bow for Charles Byrnes, especially if the market speaks in her favour.

Verdict

Time To Work made a most encouraging debut at Naas and is taken to build on that promise with success here. The hurdling debutants Mazagee and Authinger are feared most.

14:00 Navan (IRE) 3 Mar 2012

Nobber Maiden Hurdle (5YO plus)

Winner €6,900 - 17 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m

Yielding to Soft

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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
036743
iT
Royal blue, emerald green sleeves, blue & white striped cap (P P Egan)

Alasty 41 

b g Flemensfirth - Barton Leader (Supreme Leader)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Achieved a fair level of form in bumpers, particularly when third in 16-runner event at Wexford in July. However, needs to improve now going hurdling if he's to play a leading role here.

Achieved a fair level of form in bumpers, particularly when third in 16-runner event at Wexford in July. However, needs to improve now going hurdling if he's to play a leading role here.

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2
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Blissful Moment (USA)  (182F) 

b g Dynaformer - Arabian Spell (Desert Prince)

5 11-12
-
5 11-12
-

Useful performer on the Flat for Sir Michael Stoute, campaigned at up to 1¾m. Fetched 165,000 gns in October and now with leading jumps yard, so likely to be a danger to all if taking to hurdles.

Useful performer on the Flat for Sir Michael Stoute, campaigned at up to 1¾m. Fetched 165,000 gns in October and now with leading jumps yard, so likely to be a danger to all if taking to hurdles.

3
7/70-
iT
Black, pink star, pink star on cap (Miss Emma Woolley)

Distinguished Gent 447 

b g All Guns - Desert Oasis (Farhaan)

7 11-12
-
7 11-12
-

Shaped well first 2 starts in maiden hurdles eight months apart at Gowran. However, well beaten when last seen out at Cork in December 2010.

Shaped well first 2 starts in maiden hurdles eight months apart at Gowran. However, well beaten when last seen out at Cork in December 2010.

4
762
iT
Maroon & white stripes, maroon cap, white hoop (C Jones)

Futuramic 38 

b g Shantou - Backaway (Bob Back)

5 11-12
-
5 11-12
-

Seems to have improved with each run, finishing 12 lengths second of 13 to Page Turner in 19f Limerick maiden hurdle latest. Remains open to improvement but drop in trip may not be ideal.

Seems to have improved with each run, finishing 12 lengths second of 13 to Page Turner in 19f Limerick maiden hurdle latest. Remains open to improvement but drop in trip may not be ideal.

5
5233-78
iT
Red, white cross of lorraine, red cap, white star (Kangley Syndicate)

He's Our Man 304 

b g Statue Of Liberty - She's Our Mare (Commanche Run)

7 11-12 t
116
7 11-12 t
116

Bumper winner who has yet to strike over hurdles, though has kept good company since switched to this sphere. Strong form claims but absent since disappointing in a Punchestown handicap last spring.

Bumper winner who has yet to strike over hurdles, though has kept good company since switched to this sphere. Strong form claims but absent since disappointing in a Punchestown handicap last spring.

6
0
iT
Mauve & yellow halved, sleeves reversed, yellow star on cap (P J Rothwell)

High Velocity (GB)  9 

br g Needle Gun - Lady Margaretta (Rolfe)

5 11-12
-
5 11-12
-

From a decent jumps family but sent off at 33/1 and never in the hunt on debut in a 2m Thurles maiden hurdle recently.

From a decent jumps family but sent off at 33/1 and never in the hunt on debut in a 2m Thurles maiden hurdle recently.

7
313/44
iT
Dark blue, emerald green hoop, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs J Wilson)

Imperial Cascade 41 

b g Imperial Ballet - Shawiya (Lash Kari)

D
7 11-12
-
7 11-12
-

Bumper winner in 2009 and in the frame all 3 starts over hurdles, including both outings since returning from a lengthy absence in January. Likely to win races but others look stronger this time.

Bumper winner in 2009 and in the frame all 3 starts over hurdles, including both outings since returning from a lengthy absence in January. Likely to win races but others look stronger this time.

8
46-133
iT
Dark blue, large white spots & sleeves, dark blue cap (Susan Flanagan & Hazel Flanagan & Patrick R Flanagan)

Inish Island 37 

ch g Trans Island - Ish (Danehill)

D BF
6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Promise in 2 starts over hurdles prior to landing a heavy-ground 2m Cork bumper in December, and likewise back in this sphere both outings since that victory. Softer ground would be ideal, though.

Promise in 2 starts over hurdles prior to landing a heavy-ground 2m Cork bumper in December, and likewise back in this sphere both outings since that victory. Softer ground would be ideal, though.

9
49/6-
iT
Black, white sash & sleeves, red cap, white star (Mrs Ann S O'Neill)

Moneyteigue Lad 663 

b g Rashar - Raritybus (Eurobus)

8 11-12
-
8 11-12
-

Showed ability in a couple of bumpers and hurdling debut effort over 2¾m at Killarney was not devoid of promise. However, absent for almost 2 years and may find this trip too sharp.

Showed ability in a couple of bumpers and hurdling debut effort over 2¾m at Killarney was not devoid of promise. However, absent for almost 2 years and may find this trip too sharp.

10
12
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Emerald green, pink diamond & sleeves, white cap (Mrs J M Mullins)

Perfect Gentleman 23 

b g King's Theatre - Millennium Lilly (Mujadil)

D BF
7 11-12
-
7 11-12
-

Ran out a cosy winner of a Cork bumper on debut in January, and promising start over hurdles when runner-up to Mini Vic at Thurles (2¾m) since, finishing well after being given plenty to do.

Ran out a cosy winner of a Cork bumper on debut in January, and promising start over hurdles when runner-up to Mini Vic at Thurles (2¾m) since, finishing well after being given plenty to do.

11
640
iT
Royal blue, white chevron, royal blue cap, white spots (Brian Keogan)

Sliabh Glath 31 

b g Stowaway - Foulage (Picea)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Valid excuse sole start in bumper and duly left that form behind when fourth in maiden hurdle over C&D in January. However, well held at Down Royal (2½m) since, so bit to prove now.

Valid excuse sole start in bumper and duly left that form behind when fourth in maiden hurdle over C&D in January. However, well held at Down Royal (2½m) since, so bit to prove now.

12
0/0-0
iT
Orange, white sleeves, check cap (Paul Donnelly)

Wooly Tom 55 

bay g Alexius - Jordans Pet (Vision)

8 11-12
-
8 11-12
-

Makes limited appeal on pedigree and shown precious little in 3 starts in this sphere to date.

Makes limited appeal on pedigree and shown precious little in 3 starts in this sphere to date.

13
iT
Red & emerald green check, red sleeves, royal blue seams, red & royal blue striped cap (Denis Condron)

Blackwood Beauty 

b m Naheez - Lady Of Fleet (Buckskin)

5 11-5
-
5 11-5
-

Not easy to get excited about judged on pedigree, so probably best watched on debut.

Not easy to get excited about judged on pedigree, so probably best watched on debut.

14
2-32373
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Yellow, emerald green chevron, quartered cap (Maurice Sheehy)

Carrig Millie 65 

b m Milan - Stormy Skies (Strong Gale)

7 11-5
-
7 11-5
-

Shown plenty of ability in bumpers and in this sphere to date, most recently finishing a creditable 2¾ lengths third to Star Neuville at Leopardstown (2½m). Obvious claims but drop to 2m a worry.

Shown plenty of ability in bumpers and in this sphere to date, most recently finishing a creditable 2¾ lengths third to Star Neuville at Leopardstown (2½m). Obvious claims but drop to 2m a worry.

15
1000
iT
White, red hoop, red armlet, red cap, white spots (E J Burns)

Chestnut Kate 13 

ch m Le Vie Dei Colori - Evidence (Machiavellian)

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

Justified support on debut in 2¼m Sligo bumper in July but no impact in 3 starts over timber to date. Hopes pinned on first-time cheekpieces turning things around for her here.

Justified support on debut in 2¼m Sligo bumper in July but no impact in 3 starts over timber to date. Hopes pinned on first-time cheekpieces turning things around for her here.

16
6
iT
Maroon, white epaulettes & chevrons on sleeves, qtd cap (J Halley)

Dearest Girl 35 

b m Galileo - Shastri (Alleged)

5 11-5
-
5 11-5
-

Fair handicapper on the Flat (winner of 1½m Roscommon handicap last spring) and shaped well despite racing freely when 13 lengths sixth of 12 to Aupcharlie on hurdling bow at Leopardstown (2½m).

Fair handicapper on the Flat (winner of 1½m Roscommon handicap last spring) and shaped well despite racing freely when 13 lengths sixth of 12 to Aupcharlie on hurdling bow at Leopardstown (2½m).

17
51/FP05
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Dark blue, light blue star & sleeves, striped cap (P Fegan)

Winforjoe 28 

b m Anzillero - Run Or Bust (Commanche Run)

8 11-5
-
8 11-5
-

Won a point in 2009 and stepped up on debut effort in this sphere when 16 lengths fifth of 18 to The Bosses Cousin at Fairyhouse (2m) last month. Overall record far from inspiring, though.

Won a point in 2009 and stepped up on debut effort in this sphere when 16 lengths fifth of 18 to The Bosses Cousin at Fairyhouse (2m) last month. Overall record far from inspiring, though.

Verdict

Bumper winner Imperial Cascade and Inish Island have shown ability over timber, a comment that also applies to Perfect Gentleman who went very close over 2m6f in the mud at Thurles on his debut over timber. That effort sets the standard but this drop in trip isn't forced to suit and preference is for BLISSFUL MOMENT, a 97-rated Flat performer who was bought for 165,000gns by JP McManus in October. He looks an exciting recruit to the NH game and could have been handed tougher assignments on his first start for Noel Meade.

Verdict

This contest features a number of potential future winners, not least Perfect Gentleman and Carrig Millie. That duo set the standard on hurdles form but if Blissful Moment jumps proficiently on debut in this sphere he should have too much speed over this trip.

14:30 Navan (IRE) 3 Mar 2012

Garlow Cross Handicap Hurdle (80-116) (4YO plus)

Winner €6,900 - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

2m 4f

Yielding to 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
B43426
iT
Lavender, white sleeves, white cap, lavender hoop (Exors Mrs C P Smith & T A Flanagan)

Good Fella 17 

b g Religiously - Bleanerville (Buckskin)

D
11 11-11
114
11 11-11
114

Somewhat paradoxically, has run well when sweating during races. Definite claims here on the pick of this season's form (placed efforts over 2½m at Fairyhouse) but long time since he last won a race.

Somewhat paradoxically, has run well when sweating during races. Definite claims here on the pick of this season's form (placed efforts over 2½m at Fairyhouse) but long time since he last won a race.

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2
3328U3
iT
Dark blue, red hoop, dark blue sleeves, red star on cap (Just Friends Syndicate)

Sugar Bullet 20 

b m Witness Box - Deep Inthought (Warcraft)

D
8 11-9
112
8 11-9
112

Deservedly opened hurdles account when landing a Killarney maiden last term and largely creditable effort since, including when 3¾ lengths third of 18 to Catleen at Leopardstown (2¼m) latest.

Deservedly opened hurdles account when landing a Killarney maiden last term and largely creditable effort since, including when 3¾ lengths third of 18 to Catleen at Leopardstown (2¼m) latest.

3
7/414-02
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Dark blue, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow star on cap (Ms Marie Robinson)

Tough Talkin Man 21 

ch g Bob's Return - Ashby Hill (Executive Perk)

D
8 11-8
111
8 11-8
111

Seen out just 3 times since landing 2½m maiden hurdle at Roscommon in September but back to form when chasing home Colls Corner at Naas (19f) last month. Up just 2 lb for that and should go well.

Seen out just 3 times since landing 2½m maiden hurdle at Roscommon in September but back to form when chasing home Colls Corner at Naas (19f) last month. Up just 2 lb for that and should go well.

4
PPR70R
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Pink & emerald green quartered, check sleeves & cap (L Mulvany)

First Impressions 13 

ch g Beneficial - Oristown Rose (Classic Cliche)

6 11-6
109
6 11-6
109

Sprang a surprise in 19f maiden at Naas last March but has achieved precious little since (running out twice). One to swerve.

Sprang a surprise in 19f maiden at Naas last March but has achieved precious little since (running out twice). One to swerve.

5
5-447
iT
Brown, orange seams, hooped cap (T D Stronge)

False Prophet 52 

br g Overbury - Double Impact (Doubletour)

6 11-4
107
6 11-4
107

Left previous efforts well behind when fourth in maiden hurdle at Down Royal on Boxing Day. However, failed to back that up at Fairyhouse since and opening handicap mark looks pretty stiff.

Left previous efforts well behind when fourth in maiden hurdle at Down Royal on Boxing Day. However, failed to back that up at Fairyhouse since and opening handicap mark looks pretty stiff.

6
72-73B5
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Beige, royal blue triple diamond & diamonds on sleeves, striped cap (Declan Landy)

Worldor (FR)  66 

b g Lost World - Karenzed (Synefos)

6 11-1 t
104
6 11-1 t
104

Has hung/carried head awkwardly but possess ability. Best effort to date when 9½ lengths third of 15 to Citizenship in novice handicap at Punchestown (2m) in November. Each-way possibilities.

Has hung/carried head awkwardly but possess ability. Best effort to date when 9½ lengths third of 15 to Citizenship in novice handicap at Punchestown (2m) in November. Each-way possibilities.

7
024506
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Beige, brown chevron & cap (Sean Macklin)

Derrychrin 13 

ch g Flemensfirth - Queen Sophie (Be My Native)

6 10-13
102
6 10-13
102

Modest form at best in bumpers and not shown a great deal over hurdles to date.

Modest form at best in bumpers and not shown a great deal over hurdles to date.

8
0590
iT
Royal blue, large yellow spots, white & royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow spots (Shanbally Way Syndicate)

Chance A Grand 21 

b g Raise A Grand - She Nogan (Shernazar)

5 10-12
102
5 10-12
102

Shaped with some promise when fifth to Lyreen Legend on hurdling debut at Naas (2m) in October but no show both starts since. Good deal more required now switched to a handicap.

Shaped with some promise when fifth to Lyreen Legend on hurdling debut at Naas (2m) in October but no show both starts since. Good deal more required now switched to a handicap.

9
474223
iT
Black, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, black cap, yellow star (Ms Anne Torrens)

Liszt 31 

g g Galileo - Corrine (Spectrum)

BF
6 10-10 b
99
6 10-10 b
99

Temperamental on Flat and not always looked straightforward over hurdles. Recent efforts solid enough, though, including creditable 6 lengths third of 8 to Mark Me Up at Down Royal (2m) latest.

Temperamental on Flat and not always looked straightforward over hurdles. Recent efforts solid enough, though, including creditable 6 lengths third of 8 to Mark Me Up at Down Royal (2m) latest.

10
2F-F876
iT
Royal blue, pink sleeves, striped cap (W R Nesbitt)

Drum Bay 31 

b g Turtle Island - Drumrock Lady (Le Bavard)

8 10-6 t
95
8 10-6 t
95

Lightly-raced pointer who finished second on sole completed start in that sphere. Hasn't shown enough over hurdles to date to make him of interest on handicap bow here, however.

Lightly-raced pointer who finished second on sole completed start in that sphere. Hasn't shown enough over hurdles to date to make him of interest on handicap bow here, however.

11
489034
iT
Orange, white sash, emerald green sleeves, white diabolo, white cap, orange diamonds (T F McDonald & T J McDonald)

Black Zorro 38 (8F) 

b g Vinnie Roe - Lessons Lass (Doyoun)

5 10-4
94
5 10-4
94

Potentially well treated judged on effort in a 2m Limerick maiden hurdle in December when 5½ lengths third to Folsom Blue (listed winner since). However, well held on handicap bow there since.

Potentially well treated judged on effort in a 2m Limerick maiden hurdle in December when 5½ lengths third to Folsom Blue (listed winner since). However, well held on handicap bow there since.

12
8-56F34
iT
Yellow, purple spots, purple & yellow halved sleeves, yellow & purple quartered cap (Last Hope Syndicate)

Tequila Lord 16 

b g Lord Americo - Tequila Sunshine (Broken Hearted)

10 10-4
93
10 10-4
93

Successful off 5 lb lower at Clonmel last term and creditable efforts there in defeat the last twice. Often finishes weakly, though, and will need to settle better if he's to see this trip out.

Successful off 5 lb lower at Clonmel last term and creditable efforts there in defeat the last twice. Often finishes weakly, though, and will need to settle better if he's to see this trip out.

13
PFP-860
iT
Red, black & emerald green striped sleeves & cap (Ballymac Racing Syndicate)

Taghnabrick 55 

b g King's Theatre - Merilena (Roselier)

6 10-1
90
6 10-1
90

By King's Theatre and half-brother to a pair of winners but failed to complete all 3 starts in points, and beaten a country mile in as many outings in this sphere to date.

By King's Theatre and half-brother to a pair of winners but failed to complete all 3 starts in points, and beaten a country mile in as many outings in this sphere to date.

14
09-74
iT
Pink, purple seams, pink cap (Ms Andrea Nichols)

Tillargon (GB)  17 

b g Generous - Tilia (Primo Dominie)

5 9-10
86
5 9-10
86

Didn't show much in 3 maiden hurdles but improved on handicap bow last month at Fairyhouse (2m), coming home 6½ lengths fourth of 16 to Knockmehill Lady. This trip may stretch him, though.

Didn't show much in 3 maiden hurdles but improved on handicap bow last month at Fairyhouse (2m), coming home 6½ lengths fourth of 16 to Knockmehill Lady. This trip may stretch him, though.

Verdict

Sugar Bullet will have her supporters but has no margin for error after going up 4lb in the handicap for finishing third over 2m2f at Leopardstown last month, so today could finally be the turn of LISZT. Still a maiden over hurdles after eight attempts, he has been knocking on the door in novice company of late and looks well treated on his handicap bow. Tequila Lord has also been running well in defeat and holds solid each-way claims.

Verdict

Good Fella would be a major player if putting his best foot forward but he's not getting any younger and could prove vulnerable. The vote goes to Liszt who has been knocking on the door pretty loudly in recent starts and may well be afforded an easy lead here. Sugar Bullet and Tough Talkin Man both arrive here on the back of solid efforts and rate the main dangers.

15:00 Navan (IRE) 3 Mar 2012

Follow Navan On Facebook Beginners Chase (5YO plus)

Winner €8,280 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m 4f

Yielding to Soft

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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
20/6-254
iT
Royal blue, royal blue cap, pink star (Jarlath P Conway)

Cadogan (FR)  21 

g g Cadoudal - The Exception (Melyno)

12 11-12
123
12 11-12
123

Lightly raced for one his age and showed he retains a fairly useful level of ability when fourth to Gates of Rome in a maiden at Naas last time. Can't be ruled out in a an average maiden.

Lightly raced for one his age and showed he retains a fairly useful level of ability when fourth to Gates of Rome in a maiden at Naas last time. Can't be ruled out in a an average maiden.

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2
11/P4U-
iT
Dark blue, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond (Mrs P Sloan)

El Fontan (FR)  364 

g g Verglas - Valeriane (Hamas)

BF
7 11-12
-
7 11-12
-

Won both starts over hurdles for Noel Meade in 2008/9 and similar form when making most to finish fourth in maiden at Gowran on second start over fences. Absence again a worry.

Won both starts over hurdles for Noel Meade in 2008/9 and similar form when making most to finish fourth in maiden at Gowran on second start over fences. Absence again a worry.

3
083575
iT
Dark blue, red panel, red & dark blue halved sleeves, red cap (James Callow)

Forestside 52 

br g Zagreb - Silver Sunset (Arzanni)

D
7 11-12
-
7 11-12
-

Point winner with some fair form over hurdles, winning maiden and novice at Hexham in May/June. Progress faltered over timber since and didn't show a great deal on chase debut at Fairyhouse.

Point winner with some fair form over hurdles, winning maiden and novice at Hexham in May/June. Progress faltered over timber since and didn't show a great deal on chase debut at Fairyhouse.

4
352791
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Like Your Style 17 

b g Flemensfirth - Alpha Style (Saddlers' Hall)

8 11-12 t
121
8 11-12 t
121

In good heart over fences this season and off the mark at the third attempt over hurdles when winning a maiden at Fairyhouse. Strong claims of shedding maiden tag over fences if jumping holds up.

In good heart over fences this season and off the mark at the third attempt over hurdles when winning a maiden at Fairyhouse. Strong claims of shedding maiden tag over fences if jumping holds up.

5
4221/70-
iT
Beige, brown chevron & cap (Sean Macklin)

Playboy Luke 471 

b g Kotashaan - Dawn Native (Be My Native)

9 11-12
-
9 11-12
-

Won completed start in points and made it fourth time lucky over hurdles when narrowly landing a 3m Gowran maiden in 2009/10. Lightly raced since and didn't show much over fences last term.

Won completed start in points and made it fourth time lucky over hurdles when narrowly landing a 3m Gowran maiden in 2009/10. Lightly raced since and didn't show much over fences last term.

6
123-054
iT
Dark blue, yellow stars, dark blue sleeves & cap (Sean O'Driscoll)

Skorcher 84 

b g Flemensfirth - River Clyde (Presenting)

C BF
8 11-12 t
-
8 11-12 t
-

Consistent over hurdles, and landed a 2¾m maiden at Thurles in January. Placed in listed/Grade 2 company next 2 starts, but not impressed with his jumping over fences so far and improvement needed.

Consistent over hurdles, and landed a 2¾m maiden at Thurles in January. Placed in listed/Grade 2 company next 2 starts, but not impressed with his jumping over fences so far and improvement needed.

7
4-41126
iT
Pink, black cross sashes, pink cap (Noel Doyle)

Magdoodle 61 

b m Blueprint - Sunshineexpress (Strong Gale)

C
7 11-5
-
7 11-5
-

Improved when landing Navan handicap (23f) in September before following up at Thurles (2¾m) month later. Disappointed over timber on latest start, so bit to prove switched to fences.

Improved when landing Navan handicap (23f) in September before following up at Thurles (2¾m) month later. Disappointed over timber on latest start, so bit to prove switched to fences.

Verdict

SKORCHER didn't fully see out the 3m trip when fourth here in December and will relish this drop back in distance. The form of that race has worked out well and the Willie Mullins-trained gelding is taken to get the better of Like Your Style, who has mixed in good company over fences and should be full of confidence after returning to hurdles to open his account last month. Cadogan has posted some good efforts in defeat since returning over the larger obstacles and is another for the shortlist.

Verdict

Like Your Style should be good enough to win such an ordinary contest if his jumping holds up. Cadogan and Skorcher look the most solid for the places.

15:30 Navan (IRE) 3 Mar 2012

Newgrange Handicap Chase (0-123) (5YO plus)

Winner €10,006 - 15 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

3m

Yielding to Soft

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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
152153
iT
Dark blue, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond (Mrs P Sloan)

Cottage Oak 120 

ch g Flemensfirth - Native Thistle (Ovac)

D
9 11-12
123
9 11-12
123

Bumper/hurdles scorer and already a dual winner over fences, most recently at Perth (3m) in August. Good third over an inadequate trip (3m) at Down Royal latest but vulnerable off present mark.

Bumper/hurdles scorer and already a dual winner over fences, most recently at Perth (3m) in August. Good third over an inadequate trip (3m) at Down Royal latest but vulnerable off present mark.

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2
21/6-940
iT
Light green, red diamond & sleeves, quartered cap (Munnelly Support Services Ltd)

Jewel Of The West 35 

b g Desert Prince - Tycooness (Last Tycoon)

8 11-8
119
8 11-8
119

Lightly raced in recent seasons. Landed a maiden chase at Gowran in October 2009 but no better than fourth in handicaps since and highly unlikely that the step up to 3m will help (barely stays 2½m).

Lightly raced in recent seasons. Landed a maiden chase at Gowran in October 2009 but no better than fourth in handicaps since and highly unlikely that the step up to 3m will help (barely stays 2½m).

3
446-P67
iT
Pink & black diamonds, pink sleeves, black cap, pink diamond (Martin Wright)

Bronte Bay 17 

ch g Karinga Bay - Clever Kelly (Alflora)

C
9 11-5 p
116
9 11-5 p
116

Prominently-ridden sort who won maiden chase in 2010/11. On a good mark judged on pick of his form but below par for the most part last term, and well held on return (over hurdles) last month.

Prominently-ridden sort who won maiden chase in 2010/11. On a good mark judged on pick of his form but below par for the most part last term, and well held on return (over hurdles) last month.

4
862535
iT
Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars (R A Scott)

Baily View 23 

b g Flemensfirth - King's Linnet (King's Ride)

D
9 11-1
112
9 11-1
112

Without a win since 2009 but has plenty of good efforts to his name over hurdles and in this sphere since. Conversely, below par recently and suspicion that he is not entirely straightforward.

Without a win since 2009 but has plenty of good efforts to his name over hurdles and in this sphere since. Conversely, below par recently and suspicion that he is not entirely straightforward.

5
604615
iT
White, red chevron, hooped sleeves, red & yellow striped cap (Drive On The Dream Syndicate)

Drive On Jim 27 

b g Alderbrook - Garryduff Princess (Husyan)

D
9 10-12 t p
109
9 10-12 t p
109

Hold-up performer who scored 3 times last term and resumed winning ways in a 3m Punchestown handicap (blinkered) in January. Good fifth with cheekpieces back on at that track over 3½m subsequently.

Hold-up performer who scored 3 times last term and resumed winning ways in a 3m Punchestown handicap (blinkered) in January. Good fifth with cheekpieces back on at that track over 3½m subsequently.

6
62P346
iT
Purple, white hoop, purple cap, white spots (Mrs Pauline Gavin & Donal H Gavin & Miss Sarah Gavin)

Sang Bleu 49 

b g Pistolet Bleu - Laurens Fancy (Sexton Blake)

D
10 10-12
109
10 10-12
109

Placed numerous times up to 3½m since winning a novice handicap in 2009/10, including first 2 starts this term. However, needs to bounce back following a tame effort at Punchestown latest.

Placed numerous times up to 3½m since winning a novice handicap in 2009/10, including first 2 starts this term. However, needs to bounce back following a tame effort at Punchestown latest.

7
07-2219
iT
White, dark blue chevron, halved sleeves, pink cap (Seamus Lanigan)

Jolily 38 

b g Supreme Leader - Cuilin Bui (Kemal)

D BF
10 10-11
108
10 10-11
108

Point winner who has improved this term, deservedly opening his account (under this claimer) in 3m contest at Thurles in December. Well held off this mark at Limerick since, though.

Point winner who has improved this term, deservedly opening his account (under this claimer) in 3m contest at Thurles in December. Well held off this mark at Limerick since, though.

8
PF5U25
iT
White, purple diamond, purple spots on sleeves & cap (J C Murphy)

Carrigdhoun 16 

g g Goldmark - Pet Tomjammar (Accordion)

D
7 10-10 b1
107
7 10-10 b1
107

Best effort yet in this sphere when chasing home Special Token in maiden chase at Limerick (2½m) in January. Not so good at Cork since but return to 3m should be in his favour. Blinkers applied.

Best effort yet in this sphere when chasing home Special Token in maiden chase at Limerick (2½m) in January. Not so good at Cork since but return to 3m should be in his favour. Blinkers applied.

9
4-61P96
iT
Dark blue, white stars, dark blue sleeves, pink cap (De Boys Syndicate)

Borolee 37 

b g Taipan - Leeway (Archway)

D
9 10-5 t b
102
9 10-5 t b
102

Now just 1 lb above the mark off which he scored at Limerick (3m) in first-time blinkers last spring. However, well below par all 3 starts since and plenty to prove now.

Now just 1 lb above the mark off which he scored at Limerick (3m) in first-time blinkers last spring. However, well below par all 3 starts since and plenty to prove now.

10
P2-1613
iT
Yellow, black & yellow striped sleeves, black & yellow check cap (T F Dunlop)

Hidden Present 31 

ch g Presenting - Forty Quid (Exhibitioner)

D
10 10-4 t
101
10 10-4 t
101

Front runner who has done little wrong this term, winning 2 of his 4 starts (both over 2½m), and creditable third at Down Royal latest. Trip/ground fine but vulnerable off career-high mark.

Front runner who has done little wrong this term, winning 2 of his 4 starts (both over 2½m), and creditable third at Down Royal latest. Trip/ground fine but vulnerable off career-high mark.

11
0PPFP3
iT
White, black stars, white sleeves & cap (T O Hogan)

More Chimney's 31 

g g Taipan - Pet Tomjammar (Accordion)

D
9 10-1 b
98
9 10-1 b
98

Spent last season in the wilderness but showed much more spark when 14 lengths third to Amber Knight at Down Royal (3m) latest. 9 lb better off with the latter here, so not without hope.

Spent last season in the wilderness but showed much more spark when 14 lengths third to Amber Knight at Down Royal (3m) latest. 9 lb better off with the latter here, so not without hope.

12
2-P0031
iT
Red, green sash, red & white qtd cap (W Deacon)

Amber Knight 31 

ch g Rudimentary - Tudor Style (Montelimar)

D
9 9-12
95
9 9-12
95

Point winner who has left previous form under Rules well behind the last twice, building on good effort at Thurles when proving 3 lengths too strong for Mister First at Down Royal (3m). Major player.

Point winner who has left previous form under Rules well behind the last twice, building on good effort at Thurles when proving 3 lengths too strong for Mister First at Down Royal (3m). Major player.

13
968S04
iT
Royal blue & yellow check, royal blue sleeves, yellow & royal blue hooped cap (Urban & Rural Boys Syndicate)

Molly's Boy (GB)  52 

b g Parthian Springs - May Day Belle (Scallywag)

D
11 9-12 t
95
11 9-12 t
95

Strong-travelling, hold-up sort who has yet to score over fences but only had a handful of starts in this sphere, and latest effort at Fairyhouse was solid. Strong claims off attractive mark.

Strong-travelling, hold-up sort who has yet to score over fences but only had a handful of starts in this sphere, and latest effort at Fairyhouse was solid. Strong claims off attractive mark.

14
3/0-U7P9
iT
Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap (Redgap Partnership)

Spot The Boss 31 

g g Presenting - Liathmore Abbey (Jolly Jake)

D
8 9-11 p1
94
8 9-11 p1
94

Dual point winner who shaped well when third in a couple of bumpers early in 2009. However, hasn't shown much in completed starts over fences to date. Now tried in cheekpieces.

Dual point winner who shaped well when third in a couple of bumpers early in 2009. However, hasn't shown much in completed starts over fences to date. Now tried in cheekpieces.

15
335-060
iT
Yellow, black sleeves, yellow cap, red spots (J A O'Connell)

Mooney's Vic 77 

b g Old Vic - Mooney's Hill (Supreme Leader)

D
9 9-10 t
93 3
9 9-10 t
93 3

Point winner who ran well in 2 hunters early last year but shown next to nothing in 3 starts so far this term, so best to look elsewhere.

Point winner who ran well in 2 hunters early last year but shown next to nothing in 3 starts so far this term, so best to look elsewhere.

Verdict

AMBER KNIGHT confirmed his fine Thurles effort in early January to be no fluke when comfortably beating subsequent winner Mister First at Down Royal last time and, although a 9lb rise in the ratings is sure to make life tougher, he appears to be on an upward curve and is fancied to follow up. Hidden Present has run well in each of his four starts so far this term (winning two) and should figure prominently once more, while Cottage Oak makes plenty of appeal at the head of the weights after his solid placed effort in Down Royal last time.

Verdict

In a race featuring largely exposed handicappers, the progressive Amber Knight is taken to add to his victory at Down Royal despite being raised 9 lb. Molly's Boy will surely exploit his handy chase mark before long and is feared, along with Drive On Jim who ran well behind subsequent Eider Chase hero Portrait King at Punchestown last time.

16:05 Navan (IRE) 3 Mar 2012

Dunsany Handicap Chase (0-116) (5YO plus)

Winner €6,900 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 1f

Yielding to Soft

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
5-00720
iT
Emerald green, white sash, diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap,white diamonds (Sarsfields Racing Syndicate)

Lilywhitedancer 49 

bay g King's Theatre - Relief Map (Relkino)

C D
10 11-12 t
116
10 11-12 t
116

Possibly not the force he was for Willie Mullins, for all he was second at Navan on his penultimate starts, and a disappointing effort since highlighted the fact he isn't one to go overboard with.

Possibly not the force he was for Willie Mullins, for all he was second at Navan on his penultimate starts, and a disappointing effort since highlighted the fact he isn't one to go overboard with.

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2
7B4-F51
iT
Yellow, black chevron, check sleeves, yellow cap (Old Moss Farm Syndicate)

Shootin The Breeze 23 

b g Alderbrook - Magherareagh Lady (Old Vic)

7 11-12
116
7 11-12
116

Showed ability over hurdles for David Pipe last term and finally came good with an easy win in a maiden chase at Thurles last time, beating Gagewell Flyer by over 7 lengths. Opening mark looks fair.

Showed ability over hurdles for David Pipe last term and finally came good with an easy win in a maiden chase at Thurles last time, beating Gagewell Flyer by over 7 lengths. Opening mark looks fair.

3
66F5PF
iT
Red & black hoops, red sleeves, black cap, red spots (Merrywood Syndicate)

Island Wood 16 

b g Flemensfirth - Derrishal Lord (Mister Lord)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Progressed well over fences last term but has yet to recapture his best this season (pulled up on latest) and likely to find this trip on the sharp side.

Progressed well over fences last term but has yet to recapture his best this season (pulled up on latest) and likely to find this trip on the sharp side.

4
U4228F
iT
Purple, red hoop, hooped sleeves, red cap (J T Kearney)

Sea Stallion 37 

bay g Bob Back - Bonne Fair (Bonne Noel)

10 11-8
112
10 11-8
112

Better over fences than hurdles and ran with credit a few times this summer. Edged up the weights as a result and looked held when falling 3 out at Gowran on latest.

Better over fences than hurdles and ran with credit a few times this summer. Edged up the weights as a result and looked held when falling 3 out at Gowran on latest.

5
327-125
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Ballyburke 14 

b g Tikkanen - Moonshee (Le Moss)

C
7 11-7
111
7 11-7
111

Off the mark at fifth attempt over hurdles in 2m Cork maiden in January. Much better effort in maiden chases when fifth to Harpsy Cord at Gowran, but could do with brushing up on jumping.

Off the mark at fifth attempt over hurdles in 2m Cork maiden in January. Much better effort in maiden chases when fifth to Harpsy Cord at Gowran, but could do with brushing up on jumping.

6
54573P
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Grey Soldier 21 

g g Galileo - Crusch Alva (Unfuwain)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Useful hurdler and potentially very well treated on that basis. Yet to scale similar heights in this sphere, failing to build on a more enouraging effort when pulled up at Naas.

Useful hurdler and potentially very well treated on that basis. Yet to scale similar heights in this sphere, failing to build on a more enouraging effort when pulled up at Naas.

7
P7010-1
iT
Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap (Redgap Partnership)

Any Bets 311 

b g Beneficial - Monavale (Strong Gale)

D
8 11-6 t
110
8 11-6 t
110

Not looked a natural over fences, but has won 2 of his last 3, avoiding serious errors when scoring in handicap at Ballinrobe last time. This looks a tall order, however.

Not looked a natural over fences, but has won 2 of his last 3, avoiding serious errors when scoring in handicap at Ballinrobe last time. This looks a tall order, however.

8
5UP549
iT
Light green & royal blue chevrons, royal blue sleeves, hooped cap (Brian Redmond)

Luddsdenene 6 

b g Beneficial - Kilcowan (Beau Sher)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Patchy record since landing Punchestown maiden hurdle in 2010/11. Mixed hurdling and chasing so far this term, not disgraced over timber on last 2 starts, but proving difficult to win with.

Patchy record since landing Punchestown maiden hurdle in 2010/11. Mixed hurdling and chasing so far this term, not disgraced over timber on last 2 starts, but proving difficult to win with.

9
P86672
iT
White & yellow diamonds, yellow sleeves, quartered cap (Herb M Stanley)

Tiernan's Terror (GB)  37 

br g Overbury - Snitton Lane (Cruise Missile)

10 11-1 b
105
10 11-1 b
105

Prominently-ridden handicapper who scored twice last term. Back to something like his best when behind Gentle Alice at Gowran last time, though others appeal as better handicapped.

Prominently-ridden handicapper who scored twice last term. Back to something like his best when behind Gentle Alice at Gowran last time, though others appeal as better handicapped.

10
321750
iT
Red, dark blue inverted triangle, hooped cap (We Must Be Mad Syndicate)

Asymmetrical 30 

b g Exit To Nowhere - Incharder (Slip Anchor)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Patiently-ridden sort who got his act together over hurdles during the summer, landing 3m Kilbeggan maiden. May well do a good deal better switched to handicap chases, but 17f is on the short side.

Patiently-ridden sort who got his act together over hurdles during the summer, landing 3m Kilbeggan maiden. May well do a good deal better switched to handicap chases, but 17f is on the short side.

11
21-0575
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Fever Pitch 23 

b g Dushyantor - Stormey Tune (Glacial Storm)

6 10-12
102
6 10-12
102

In good form in maiden hurdles in the spring, winning at Tramore in April. Eye-catching fifth to Shootin The Breeze in maiden chase at Thurles last time (spared hard time) and capable of better

In good form in maiden hurdles in the spring, winning at Tramore in April. Eye-catching fifth to Shootin The Breeze in maiden chase at Thurles last time (spared hard time) and capable of better

12
B5-604P
iT
Emerald green & yellow hoops, black sleeves, emerald green & yellow hooped cap (Ms Deirdre Dillon & Ms Mary Duff)

Tipolino (GER)  63 

ch g Trempolino - Tintina (General Assembly)

C
10 10-5
95
10 10-5
95

Not the force of old over fences, and whilst mark is beginning to reflect that, this looks too competitive.

Not the force of old over fences, and whilst mark is beginning to reflect that, this looks too competitive.

13
R07-549
iT
Royal blue, white cap, red spots (J Duff)

Lord Only Knows 42 

b g Lord Americo - Anotherfling (Mandalus)

10 10-4
94
10 10-4
94

Failed to complete in 2 maiden points, and hasn't shown a great deal under Rules, certainly not enough to suggest he can defy this mark.

Failed to complete in 2 maiden points, and hasn't shown a great deal under Rules, certainly not enough to suggest he can defy this mark.

14
000-P30
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Mick The Tooth 68 

ch g Broken Hearted - Strong Edition (Strong Gale)

9 10-2
92
9 10-2
92

Maiden hurdle winner in 2009/10 but largely out of form since, showing nothing over fences.

Maiden hurdle winner in 2009/10 but largely out of form since, showing nothing over fences.

15
44P322
iT
Black, emerald green triple diamond, emerald green sleeves, black diamonds, emerald green cap, black stars (Patrick J Moore)

Yeoman (FR)  28 

b g Valanjou - Yamashina (Kahyasi)

BF
11 10-0 t
90
11 10-0 t
90

Maiden handicap chaser but in frame 5 of last 6 starts, including when 8 lengths second to Lead Kindly Light under this conditional at Fairyhouse. Likely to find one or two too good again.

Maiden handicap chaser but in frame 5 of last 6 starts, including when 8 lengths second to Lead Kindly Light under this conditional at Fairyhouse. Likely to find one or two too good again.

16
F36P50
iT
Purple & yellow hoops, royal blue sleeves, red cap (Office Boys Syndicate)

Hold Em Cowboy 10 

b g Moscow Society - One To Two (Astronef)

8 9-12 p
88
8 9-12 p
88

Exposed as modest over hurdles and fences. Proved rather hit and miss this season and others look more solid back over fences.

Exposed as modest over hurdles and fences. Proved rather hit and miss this season and others look more solid back over fences.

Verdict

SHOOTIN THE BREEZE could prove difficult to beat on his handicap debut. The Colm Murphy-trained gelding impressed when winning a beginners chase at Thurles last time and, with only three starts over fences under his belt, there is room for a great deal of improvement. From the opposite end of the weights, Yeoman has been knocking on the door and should be in the shake-up once again, while Any Bets won at Ballinrobe on his latest outing in April last year and warrants respect despite returning off a 5lb higher mark.

Verdict

A competitive affair with several unexposed types open to improvement making the switch to handicaps, but Fever Pitch caught the eye at Thurles last time and is taken to reverse form with Shootin The Breeze. That rival and Tiernan's Terror could be the biggest dangers.

16:40 Navan (IRE) 3 Mar 2012

Athboy (pro/am) Flat Race (5YO to 7YO)

Winner €5,520 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: Low

7

2m

Yielding to Soft

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1
iT
Royal blue, orange spots, orange sleeves, royal blue spots, royal blue cap (Dr Caroline Hogan)

Arlberg Express 

ch g Bienamado - That's The Spirit (Mandalus)

5 12-0
-
5 12-0
-

Half-brother 3 winners, including very smart bumper/2m hurdle winner Spirit Leader, but yard's record in bumpers suggest it's best to look elsewhere.

Half-brother 3 winners, including very smart bumper/2m hurdle winner Spirit Leader, but yard's record in bumpers suggest it's best to look elsewhere.

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2
83
iT
Red, white stars, red sleeves, red cap, emerald green stars (Mrs P L Collier)

Cross To Boston 21 

b g Oscar - Collopy's Cross (Pragmatic)

6 12-0
-
6 12-0
-

Oscar half-brother to 4 winners, including useful 2m jumper Sunset Lodge. Got a good ride when third of 8 to Clonbanan Lad at Naas last time and not sure to back that up.

Oscar half-brother to 4 winners, including useful 2m jumper Sunset Lodge. Got a good ride when third of 8 to Clonbanan Lad at Naas last time and not sure to back that up.

3
iT
White, maroon cross of lorraine & sleeves, white cap, black diamonds (Corrib Partnership)

Lord Of Lords 

b g Flemensfirth - Abinitio Lady (Be My Native)

5 12-0
-
5 12-0
-

By Flemensfirth out of a bumper winner. Percentage call is to look elsewhere on first start for rookie trainer.

By Flemensfirth out of a bumper winner. Percentage call is to look elsewhere on first start for rookie trainer.

4
iT
Red, black star, red cap, black stars (Stephen O'Connell Miley)

Oscar Glen Glen 

b g Oscar - Primo Nocte (Semillon)

6 12-0
-
6 12-0
-

Makes very little appeal on paper and best watched.

Makes very little appeal on paper and best watched.

5
97
iT
Royal blue, white sash, striped sleeves & cap (Mrs J Hurley)

Pat Garrett 41 

b g Fruits Of Love - Junga Connection (Danzig Connection)

5 12-0
-
5 12-0
-

Not so obviously well-bred as some from this yard and not shown a great deal in bumpers as of yet, but this isn't a great contest.

Not so obviously well-bred as some from this yard and not shown a great deal in bumpers as of yet, but this isn't a great contest.

6
2
iT
Purple, yellow sash, white cap, purple star (J F O'Keeffe)

Peking To Paris 28 

ch g Flemensfirth - Castlehaven (Erins Isle)

BF
7 12-0
-
7 12-0
-

Brother to fair 2m hurdle winner Ros Castle and half-brother to 2¾m hurdle winner Paddington Bob. Made most when second of 6 to Starkie in bumper at Fairyhouse and that sets the standard.

Brother to fair 2m hurdle winner Ros Castle and half-brother to 2¾m hurdle winner Paddington Bob. Made most when second of 6 to Starkie in bumper at Fairyhouse and that sets the standard.

7
iT
Red & black stripes, red sleeves, red cap, white star (R T Mullen)

Sharaboe (GB)  

g g Great Palm - Tentsmuir (Arctic Lord)

5 12-0
-
5 12-0
-

Not a total write off on pedigree, though yard's winners are few and far between.

Not a total write off on pedigree, though yard's winners are few and far between.

8
5F41
iT
Red, green sleeves, pink cap (P J Gleeson)

Kasszec 14 

b m Classic Cliche - Alice Cooney (Supreme Leader)

6 11-7
-
6 11-7
-

Out of a 2m hurdle winner but shaped like a stayer when fifth to Oscar Wings at Ballinrobe in May. Has since one a point by 12 lengths, so worth keeping an eye on in the betting.

Out of a 2m hurdle winner but shaped like a stayer when fifth to Oscar Wings at Ballinrobe in May. Has since one a point by 12 lengths, so worth keeping an eye on in the betting.

Verdict

It's difficult to look past PEKING TO PARIS representing the Willie/Patrick Mullins combination who have cleaned up in these races down the years. The seven-year-old son of Flemensfirth made a promising start to his racing career when runner-up in bottomless conditions at Fairyhouse four weeks ago and should go one better if stepping forward from that. Kasszec warrants respect on her NH debut having won between the flags at Durrow last month, while Cross To Boston appears to be heading the right way and has place claims.

Verdict

Peking To Paris sets a good standard in this bumper and looks very hard to oppose as he bids to go one better than at Fairyhouse. Point winner Kasszec could pose the biggest threat and Cross To Boston ought to place.

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