14:25 Thurles (IRE) 1 Mar 2012

Bet On Your Mobile With Boylesports.com Chase (5YO plus)

Winner €14,950 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 2f

Soft to Heavy

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1
343353
iT
Maroon & white chevrons, maroon sleeves, qtd cap (T A Curran)

Saludos 4 

b g Bob Back - Katie's Cracker (Rambo Dancer)

8 11-6
141
8 11-6
141

Useful front-running novice in 2010/11, winning a Grade 2 at Navan. Creditable efforts in frame since, including behind Seabass on Sunday, and should go well again if over those exertions.

Useful front-running novice in 2010/11, winning a Grade 2 at Navan. Creditable efforts in frame since, including behind Seabass on Sunday, and should go well again if over those exertions.

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37/703P
iT
Emerald green, pink diamond & sleeves, white cap (Mrs J M Mullins)

Shakervilz (FR)  35 

b g Villez - Zamsara (Zino)

C BF
9 11-3
139
9 11-3
139

Smart hurdler/chaser at his best and hinted at a return to form when third in Grade 2 hurdle at Leopardstown in December. Ran poorly in Thyestes at Gowran last time but drop in trip will suit.

Smart hurdler/chaser at his best and hinted at a return to form when third in Grade 2 hurdle at Leopardstown in December. Ran poorly in Thyestes at Gowran last time but drop in trip will suit.

3
130R63
iT
Light blue & dark blue stripes, black & red striped cap (Liam Breslin)

Kakagh 21 

b g Tel Quel - Pheisty (Faustus)

C
8 11-0
126
8 11-0
126

Landed maiden chase at Naas (2m) in 2010/11 and mostly creditable efforts on completed starts since. Has won over hurdles at this track and won't be inconvenienced by drop back to 2¼m.

Landed maiden chase at Naas (2m) in 2010/11 and mostly creditable efforts on completed starts since. Has won over hurdles at this track and won't be inconvenienced by drop back to 2¼m.

4
1-U522U
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Orange, emerald green chevron, emerald green cap (P F O'Brien)

Kilflora (GB)  12 

b g Alflora - Stac-Pollaidh (Tina's Pet)

CD
9 11-0
119
9 11-0
119

Winning hurdler who opened his account over fences in a maiden over this C&D last season. Best effort since when runner-up in novice at Roscommon in June and bit to find with a few of these.

Winning hurdler who opened his account over fences in a maiden over this C&D last season. Best effort since when runner-up in novice at Roscommon in June and bit to find with a few of these.

5
PF1234
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Orange, beige chevrons on sleeves, beige cap (M L Bloodstock Limited)

Tango Banbou (FR)  14 

b g Until Sundown - Lady Banbou (Useful)

5 10-6
-
5 10-6
-

Fair hurdler/chaser in France, winning 4-y-o maiden chase last term as well as 1½m bumper. Didn't impress with jumping on debut for this yard but interesting that Ruby Walsh takes the ride.

Fair hurdler/chaser in France, winning 4-y-o maiden chase last term as well as 1½m bumper. Didn't impress with jumping on debut for this yard but interesting that Ruby Walsh takes the ride.

Verdict

It is interesting that Ruby Walsh has opted to ride Tango Banbou instead of stablemate Shakervilz and this would suggest that Willie Mullins' five-year-old has been showing plenty in the schooling ring at home. They would all appear to have SALUDOS to beat, however. Jessica Harrington's eight-year-old has earned a rating of 140 and wasn't far away in the Grade 2 Paddypower.com Chase at Naas on Sunday.

Verdict

If Saludos is fully recovered from his third at Naas on Sunday then he will be hard to beat back at this level. Shakervilz and Kakagh look best of the rest.

14:55 Thurles (IRE) 1 Mar 2012

Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Mares Beginners Chase (5YO plus)

Winner €7,934 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m 2f

Soft to Heavy

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1
P/PP-0
iT
Light blue & red quartered, blue sleeves, check cap (Mrs R H Lalor)

Carrigeen Aceria 36 

g m Luso - Carrigeen Acer (Lord Americo)

7 11-7
-
7 11-7
-

Showed nothing in 3 points or a bumper at Limerick.

Showed nothing in 3 points or a bumper at Limerick.

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3-31533
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Red, yellow epaulettes, striped cap (J T Ennis)

Dare To Doubt (GB)  21 

b m King's Theatre - Karawa (Karinga Bay)

D BF
8 11-7
-
8 11-7
-

Enjoyed a good first season over timber and better than ever when winning handicap at Punchestown. Pleasing third to Knockfierna on chase debut here but rather disappointing last time.

Enjoyed a good first season over timber and better than ever when winning handicap at Punchestown. Pleasing third to Knockfierna on chase debut here but rather disappointing last time.

3
P-32331
T
Dark blue, pink stars on sleeves, dark blue cap, pink star (William Bates)

Feisty Lass 32 

ch m Flemensfirth - Back The Queen (Bob Back)

6 11-7
-
6 11-7
-

Nothing out of the ordinary if record in points is anything to go by, took 7 attempts to get off the mark, so best to look elsewhere on this occasion.

Nothing out of the ordinary if record in points is anything to go by, took 7 attempts to get off the mark, so best to look elsewhere on this occasion.

4
24706/5
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White, red stars, white sleeves, check cap (Laurence Murphy)

Imaculate Rose 14 

br m Gulland - Stoned Imaculate (Durgam)

8 11-7
-
8 11-7
-

Has looked little better than poor under Rules and showed little on debut for this yard last time.

Has looked little better than poor under Rules and showed little on debut for this yard last time.

5
03-5833
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Light blue, red stars (Michael Callinan)

Lough Donnell Mist (GB)  172 

b m Presenting - Ardrom (Ardross)

8 11-7
-
8 11-7
-

Fair maiden hurdler who ran well when third in handicaps when last seen in the Autumn, behind Knockfiernan at Listowel on latest. One to consider on chase debut.

Fair maiden hurdler who ran well when third in handicaps when last seen in the Autumn, behind Knockfiernan at Listowel on latest. One to consider on chase debut.

6
3U2F33
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White, royal blue star & sleeves, white cap, red star (T Moran)

Mayo Mystique 21 

b m Heron Island - Van Castle (Corrouge)

8 11-7
-
8 11-7
-

Consistent front runner over hurdles and placed all 3 completed chase starts to date. Very stiff task behind Quel Esprit last time and likely to find 1 or 2 too good again.

Consistent front runner over hurdles and placed all 3 completed chase starts to date. Very stiff task behind Quel Esprit last time and likely to find 1 or 2 too good again.

7
0008-FU
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Maroon, light blue seams, light blue spots on cap (Pius Collins)

Play The Wing (GB)  59 

b m Bob Back - Luminous Girl (King's Ride)

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

Yet to better poor form.

Yet to better poor form.

8
10/4P-34
iT
Orange, emerald green chevrons on sleeves, emerald green cap (James Cousins)

Present Promise 292 

b m Presenting - Beachgrove Thyne (Good Thyne)

8 11-7 t
-
8 11-7 t
-

Took 6 attempts to get off the mark in points and looked nothing out of the ordinary when making the frame in a couple of maiden chases earlier in the season.

Took 6 attempts to get off the mark in points and looked nothing out of the ordinary when making the frame in a couple of maiden chases earlier in the season.

9
10644
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Pink, grey chevron & sleeves, pink cap (J A O'Dwyer)

Sure Thyne 89 

bay m Definite Article - Proverbial Thyne (Good Thyne)

6 11-7
-
6 11-7
-

Winner of sole start in points in April and patiently ridden when showing modest form all 3 starts in maiden hurdles. One to keep an eye on in the market for handicap debut.

Winner of sole start in points in April and patiently ridden when showing modest form all 3 starts in maiden hurdles. One to keep an eye on in the market for handicap debut.

10
9-478F7
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Brown, yellow hoop, brown sleeves, emerald green cap, royal blue star (Out & About Syndicate)

Twin Plan 7 

ch m Beneficial - Valley (Flemensfirth)

7 11-7 p
-
7 11-7 p
-

Modest form at best over hurdles and got no further than the first on chasing debut here last month.

Modest form at best over hurdles and got no further than the first on chasing debut here last month.

11
845040
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Unconditional 19 

b m Oscar - Maith An Cailin (Toulon)

5 10-13
-
5 10-13
-

Hinted at ability, fourth in maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse and fifth in bumper at Cork. However, last 3 displays have not been encouraging so bit to prove on chasing bow.

Hinted at ability, fourth in maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse and fifth in bumper at Cork. However, last 3 displays have not been encouraging so bit to prove on chasing bow.

Verdict

Dare To Doubt has struggled to find her feet since making the transition to the larger obstacles and failed to justify short-priced favouritism when last sighted here in early February. The mare can't be overlooked but the vote goes to MAYO MYSTIQUE. The daughter of Heron Island wasn't disgraced when third behind Quel Esprit over this C&D two starts ago and can take plenty of positives from her placed effort over 2m last month. Present Promise rates the pick of the remainder.

Verdict

For all she disappointed here last month, it's hard to imagine Dare To Doubt not being good enough to see off her most obvious danger in Mayo Mystique. Lough Donnell Mist looks best of the rest.

15:25 Thurles (IRE) 1 Mar 2012

Ballycahill Beginners Chase (5YO plus)

Winner €5,520 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

3m

Soft to Heavy

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0-44P36
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Big Game Hunter 29 

b g Sadler's Wells - Hill Of Snow (Reference Point)

6 11-12 b1
119
6 11-12 b1
119

Dual Flat winner who won 2m Clonmel maiden hurdle last term. In frame 3 times in maiden chases this term but well below best at Down Royal last time and not certain to stay this far.

Dual Flat winner who won 2m Clonmel maiden hurdle last term. In frame 3 times in maiden chases this term but well below best at Down Royal last time and not certain to stay this far.

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P-41F6
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Dark green, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap (Carol Hogan)

Breens Boy 25 

b g Pierre - Ringbeam (Good Thyne)

D
6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Successful at third attempt in points last month. Fell on hurdling debut at Navan and didn't show much in bumper at Punchestown last time.

Successful at third attempt in points last month. Fell on hurdling debut at Navan and didn't show much in bumper at Punchestown last time.

3
R21-P70
iT
Green & yellow hoops,yellow cap (Cornelius O'Keeffe)

Castlesaffron 12 

ch g Bob Back - Rigorous (Generous)

D
9 11-12
-
9 11-12
-

3-time point winner but record in that sphere not the most convincing, and efforts in a couple of maiden chases since the turn of the year leave plenty to be desired.

3-time point winner but record in that sphere not the most convincing, and efforts in a couple of maiden chases since the turn of the year leave plenty to be desired.

4
3P40-P5
iT
Emerald green & orange quartered, hooped sleeves, qtd cap (Mrs S Neville)

Ce Mhead 47 

b g Witness Box - Country Project (Project Manager)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Maiden pointer who showed first form under Rules when fifth to Carloswayback in 2½m maiden chase at Punchestown. Needs to build on that.

Maiden pointer who showed first form under Rules when fifth to Carloswayback in 2½m maiden chase at Punchestown. Needs to build on that.

5
566706
iT
Yellow, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, red & yellow quartered cap (Padraig Mullins)

Cooldine Run 60 

br g Shernazar - Run A Fairy (King's Ride)

D
8 11-12
-
8 11-12
-

Point winner in April 2009 and in the frame in a couple of bumpers that year. Hasn't cut much ice over hurdles this year, however, and untried at further than 2¼m under Rules.

Point winner in April 2009 and in the frame in a couple of bumpers that year. Hasn't cut much ice over hurdles this year, however, and untried at further than 2¼m under Rules.

6
2314/2-P
iT
White & red diamonds, white sleeves, white cap, maroon diamonds (Stephen Curran)

Next Week 25 

b g Topanoora - Elegant Kate (Good Thyne)

D
10 11-12
-
10 11-12
-

Looked a good prospect over hurdles in early 2009/10, winning 2m novice at Listowel. Shaped well when runner-up in 2¾m maiden chase at Killarney in July 2010. Had a spin in a point last month.

Looked a good prospect over hurdles in early 2009/10, winning 2m novice at Listowel. Shaped well when runner-up in 2¾m maiden chase at Killarney in July 2010. Had a spin in a point last month.

7
F/3153-0
iT
Light green, royal blue & light green hooped cap (Cornelius Ahern)

Paddy The Oscar 21 

b g Oscar - Parsonage (The Parson)

D
9 11-12
-
9 11-12
-

Took 6 attempts to get off the mark in points but showed fairly useful form on his first start in maiden chases last season, third to Slippers Percy here. Probably needed run last time.

Took 6 attempts to get off the mark in points but showed fairly useful form on his first start in maiden chases last season, third to Slippers Percy here. Probably needed run last time.

8
F60/0-62
iT
Purple, white braces, quartered cap (Purple And White Syndicate)

Pocketfullapennies 14 

b g Oscar - Miracle Lady (Bob's Return)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Looked little better than poor in 4 maiden hurdles. Much better form over fences this season, finding only 1 too good in 2½m maiden at Clonmel last month. Further improvement can't be ruled out.

Looked little better than poor in 4 maiden hurdles. Much better form over fences this season, finding only 1 too good in 2½m maiden at Clonmel last month. Further improvement can't be ruled out.

9
1-2109P
iT
White & red chevrons, red stars on sleeves, white cap, red stars (Fernhill Tower Syndicate)

West Cork Flash 64 

ch g Windsor Castle - Galley Flash (Phardante)

D
8 11-12 p
-
8 11-12 p
-

Scored 3 times in points last year but well beaten all starts under Rules, including in headgear last twice.

Scored 3 times in points last year but well beaten all starts under Rules, including in headgear last twice.

10
96F18U
iT
Black, emerald green sash, white cap, black star (Mrs Bernadette Keane)

Bb Bonita 21 

b m Brian Boru - Katies Native (Be My Native)

D
6 11-5
-
6 11-5
-

Point winner who is yet to show anything better than poor form under Rules and is easily passed over.

Point winner who is yet to show anything better than poor form under Rules and is easily passed over.

11
0041P/P
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Yellow, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots (I Madden)

Deeshan 59 

b m Anshan - Deirdres Pet (Be My Native)

D
11 11-5 b
-
11 11-5 b
-

Ran away with a maiden point in October 2009 but has shown next to nothing under Rules either side of that.

Ran away with a maiden point in October 2009 but has shown next to nothing under Rules either side of that.

Verdict

POCKETFULLAPENNIES remains very lightly raced after just six starts and, having displayed marked improvement when runner-up at Clonmel on just his second over fences latest, he looks the one to be on. He thrived in conditions he looks set to encounter here that day and should see out this 3m trip having stayed on with purpose latest. Big Game Hunter is expected to be popular and should be shortlisted, along with Next Week.

Verdict

Paddy The Oscar should go close if back to that sort of form which saw him finish third to Slippers Percy in a C&D maiden here last month. However, the vote goes to Pocketfullofpennies who has improved since joining this yard. Next Week and Big Game Hunter also warrant respect.

15:55 Thurles (IRE) 1 Mar 2012

Boylesports.com Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle (grade 2) (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Winner €26,000 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m 4f

Soft to Heavy

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23-2111
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Folsom Blue 28 

b g Old Vic - Spirit Leader (Supreme Leader)

C
5 11-5
142
5 11-5
142

Most progressive since switched to hurdles, winning maiden at Limerick, novice here and listed novice (impressively by 9 lengths from Castle Wings) at Clonmel. Type to continue improving.

Most progressive since switched to hurdles, winning maiden at Limerick, novice here and listed novice (impressively by 9 lengths from Castle Wings) at Clonmel. Type to continue improving.

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21-0213
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White & emerald green diamonds, white sleeves, red diamonds, white cap (Michael J Mulligan & Patrick G Walsh)

Caolaneoin 25 

b g King's Theatre - Queen Plaisir (Grand Plaisir)

6 11-3 t1
126
6 11-3 t1
126

Bumper winner who has taken well to hurdling, readily winning maiden at Fairyhouse in January. Shade disappointing in novice at Punchestown last time but is bred to stay this sort of trip.

Bumper winner who has taken well to hurdling, readily winning maiden at Fairyhouse in January. Shade disappointing in novice at Punchestown last time but is bred to stay this sort of trip.

3
2113P1
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Yellow, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star (Barry Connell)

Bridgets Pet 19 

ch g Arakan - Classy Act (Lycius)

5 11-2
123
5 11-2
123

Dual winner in bumpers this season, and creditable third to Don Cossack in Grade 2 event at Navan in December. Came from long way back to land 19f maiden hurdle at Naas last time. More needed here.

Dual winner in bumpers this season, and creditable third to Don Cossack in Grade 2 event at Navan in December. Came from long way back to land 19f maiden hurdle at Naas last time. More needed here.

4
913122
iT
Emerald green, red sleeves, check cap (Lyreen Syndicate)

Lyreen Legend 32 

b g Saint Des Saints - Bint Bladi (Garde Royale)

5 11-2
138
5 11-2
138

Progressing with every run over hurdles, winning twice prior to finishing second in Grade 2 events at Naas and Leopardstown (2¼ lengths behind Boston Bob) on last 2 starts. Sure to go well again.

Progressing with every run over hurdles, winning twice prior to finishing second in Grade 2 events at Naas and Leopardstown (2¼ lengths behind Boston Bob) on last 2 starts. Sure to go well again.

5
41-1
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Toostrong (FR)  89 

ch g Network - Fleurissa (Dress Parade)

5 11-2 t
-
5 11-2 t
-

Won French bumper in 2010 when trained by Alain Couetil. Created good impression when winning maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse in December on debut in this country. Davy Russell prefers Folsom Blue.

Won French bumper in 2010 when trained by Alain Couetil. Created good impression when winning maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse in December on debut in this country. Davy Russell prefers Folsom Blue.

6
131
iT
Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star (Supreme Horse Racing Club)

Hats And Heels 53 

b m Flemensfirth - Great Cullen (Simply Great)

5 10-9
-
5 10-9
-

Joint-favourite when readily winning 2m Cork bumper on debut in November. Looked one to follow when opening account over hurdles at first time of asking at Naas last month but this is a hot contest.

Joint-favourite when readily winning 2m Cork bumper on debut in November. Looked one to follow when opening account over hurdles at first time of asking at Naas last month but this is a hot contest.

Verdict

LYREEN LEGEND is taken to land what looks a fairly hot Grade 2 contest. Dessie Hughes' charge has been slightly unlucky to bump into a couple of strong Cheltenham Festival fancies in Monksland and Boston Bob the last twice and seems sure to play a leading role here. Folsom Blue has done nothing but improve in four hurdles starts so far and makes plenty of appeal with Davy Russell choosing him over Fairyhouse scorer Toostrong, while the other Willie Mullins representative, Hats And Heels, is interesting at the foot of these weights.

Verdict

A cracking renewal of this Grade 2 novice hurdle and, although he has to give weight to all of his rivals, the vote goes to the improving Folsom Blue who has done little wrong over hurdles to date. Lyreen Legend will ensure that the selection doesn't get everything his own way, whilst the Willie Mullins-trained pair, Toostrong and Hats And Heels, need to be treated with the utmost respect.

16:25 Thurles (IRE) 1 Mar 2012

Killinan Maiden Hurdle (6YO plus)

Winner €5,174 - 15 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m

Soft to Heavy

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P-00
iT
Red & white check, striped sleeves, quartered cap (John P McGovern)

Ash Supreme 11 

b g Lahib - Jaynes Supreme (Supreme Leader)

6 11-4 t b1
-
6 11-4 t b1
-

Showed nothing in bumpers or a maiden hurdle.

Showed nothing in bumpers or a maiden hurdle.

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2/43
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Emerald green, pink diamond & sleeves, white cap (Mrs J M Mullins)

Bold Banks 21 

b g Taipan - A Womans Heart (Supreme Leader)

9 11-4
-
9 11-4
-

Good start over hurdles when fourth to Tell Dawstown at Limerick after a 2-year absence and similar level of form when third to Lamb Or Cod here last time. Sound place claims at worst.

Good start over hurdles when fourth to Tell Dawstown at Limerick after a 2-year absence and similar level of form when third to Lamb Or Cod here last time. Sound place claims at worst.

3
090
iT
Black & pink chevrons, pink sleeves, pink & black hooped cap (James Gerard Hayes)

Dark Raven (GB)  28 

b g Fraam - Oatis Rose (Oats)

6 11-4
-
6 11-4
-

Half-brother to a 2m hurdle winner and out of one who reached a fair level in that sphere. Hard to fancy, however, having been down the field in 2 bumpers and a maiden hurdle.

Half-brother to a 2m hurdle winner and out of one who reached a fair level in that sphere. Hard to fancy, however, having been down the field in 2 bumpers and a maiden hurdle.

4
19/2-99
iT
White, red stars, red sleeves, check cap (Kieran Purcell)

Doctor Henry 8 

b g Dr Massini - Russian Ballerina (Moscow Society)

6 11-4
-
6 11-4
-

Successful sole start in points in March 2010 and runner-up in a Gowran Bumper in October of that year. Didn't show a great deal of promise either start over hurdles last month, however.

Successful sole start in points in March 2010 and runner-up in a Gowran Bumper in October of that year. Didn't show a great deal of promise either start over hurdles last month, however.

5
PP
iT
Brown, orange stars, orange sleeves, orange & white quartered cap (Jeremiah Dulohery)

Duhallowcountry 46 

b g Beneficial - Milltown Lass (Mister Lord)

6 11-4
-
6 11-4
-

Failed to complete both starts in maiden points and hard to fancy.

Failed to complete both starts in maiden points and hard to fancy.

6
3-60435
iT
Black & yellow diabolo, yellow chevrons on sleeves, black cap, yellow spots (John Bermingham & W N Cotter)

Fourth Class 26 

br g Lahib - Our Deadly (Phardante)

8 11-4
111
8 11-4
111

Fair over hurdles and fences and in good heart over the larger obstacles of late. Still a maiden, though, and there isn't necessarily more to come from him.

Fair over hurdles and fences and in good heart over the larger obstacles of late. Still a maiden, though, and there isn't necessarily more to come from him.

7
0-
iT
Royal blue & red diabolo, red sleeves, quartered cap (Beir Bua Syndicate)

Giddyupletsgo 579 

ch g Oscar Schindler - Beir Bua Ardross (Classic Secret)

7 11-4
-
7 11-4
-

Little appeal on paper and duly finished last on hurdling debut at Galway for Ronald Curran.

Little appeal on paper and duly finished last on hurdling debut at Galway for Ronald Curran.

8
2PF2-22
iT
Light blue, orange hoop, orange armlet, quartered cap (Eamon Waters)

King Of The Refs 15 

b g Zagreb - Regal Pursuit (Roi Danzig)

7 11-4
122
7 11-4
122

Not the most fluent of hurdlers but got around ok when good second in quite well-contested handicaps last 2 starts. The one to beat on form, but not straightforward.

Not the most fluent of hurdlers but got around ok when good second in quite well-contested handicaps last 2 starts. The one to beat on form, but not straightforward.

9
PP/0
iT
Black & pink chevrons, pink sleeves, pink & black hooped cap (James Gerard Hayes)

Liam O' Haodha 18 

b g Lahib - Nellies Choice (Shardari)

7 11-4
-
7 11-4
-

Gelding by Lahib who was pulled up in a couple of points in 2010 and was reportedly amiss when down the field in a bumper at Leopardstown.

Gelding by Lahib who was pulled up in a couple of points in 2010 and was reportedly amiss when down the field in a bumper at Leopardstown.

10
P-95
iT
Royal blue, yellow cross sashes, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, yellow cap, white star (Mrs Margaret C Kiely)

Maccool 14 

b g King's Best - Mellow Park (In The Wings)

6 11-4
-
6 11-4
-

Flat bred, but down the field in 3 AW maidens, and shown just a modicum of ability in maiden hurdles (trained by Barney Curley on debut).

Flat bred, but down the field in 3 AW maidens, and shown just a modicum of ability in maiden hurdles (trained by Barney Curley on debut).

11
F033UP
iT
Royal blue, red diamond, halved sleeves, hooped cap (Patrick M O'Keeffe)

My Brother Pat 21 

ch g Moscow Society - Simply Hip (Doubletour)

7 11-4
-
7 11-4
-

Little impact in bumper/maiden hurdles under Rules and still a maiden in points. Difficult to make a case for.

Little impact in bumper/maiden hurdles under Rules and still a maiden in points. Difficult to make a case for.

12
P3P/
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Stowree Bud 701 

b g Pilsudski - Forgotten Star (Don't Forget Me)

7 11-4
-
7 11-4
-

From the family of Hardy Eustace and third on completed start in maiden points in early 2010. Not seen since and best opposed on hurdling debut.

From the family of Hardy Eustace and third on completed start in maiden points in early 2010. Not seen since and best opposed on hurdling debut.

13
PP-PPPP
T
Red, emerald green star & sleeves, quartered cap (Jerome Buttimer)

Ballylackens Dream 60 

b m Oscar - Just Stars (Supreme Leader)

6 10-11
-
6 10-11
-

Of little account in points and just making up the numbers.

Of little account in points and just making up the numbers.

14
F21-00
iT
Dark green & beige chevrons, dark green sleeves, beige cap, dark green star (Edmond Kent)

Rare Benefit 21 

b m Beneficial - Rare Luck (Rare One)

7 10-11
-
7 10-11
-

Half-sister to 3 winners, including fair hurdler/fairly useful chaser Muck Savage, stays 3m. Won maiden point in 2010 but nearer last than first in 2 maiden hurdles.

Half-sister to 3 winners, including fair hurdler/fairly useful chaser Muck Savage, stays 3m. Won maiden point in 2010 but nearer last than first in 2 maiden hurdles.

15
9-0
iT
Red & white diabolo, check sleeves & cap (Ms Jacqueline Cooke)

Sparta Rebel 21 

g m Spartacus - Safkana (Doyoun)

6 10-11
-
6 10-11
-

Seemed of little account on Flat when last seen and showed no aptitude for hurdling (trained by Andrew Lee on debut).

Seemed of little account on Flat when last seen and showed no aptitude for hurdling (trained by Andrew Lee on debut).

Verdict

Willie Mullins saddled the winner of this race 12 months ago and appears to have another cracking chance today with BOLD BANKS. The selection has displayed a fair level of ability in three visits to the racetrack so far and the form of his close third over C&D last time has been boosted by the runner-up winning since. King Of The Refs has been knocking hard on the door and seems sure to be in the thick of things once again, while Fourth Class has each-way claims on his return over the smaller obstacles.

Verdict

King of The Refs has the ability to win this, but he's not one to trust greatly so preference is for Bold Banks. Fourth Class should be up to placing.

16:55 Thurles (IRE) 1 Mar 2012

Tipperary (lady Riders) Handicap Hurdle (80-102) (4YO plus)

Winner €5,520 - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m

Soft to Heavy

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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
277-609
iT
Dark blue, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, white cap (Michael F Fitzpatrick)

Driveheron 42 

b m Catcher In The Rye - Flashella (Legend of France)

5 12-0 t p
102
5 12-0 t p
102

Won twice on the Flat in 2010, and finished second on hurdles bow at Naas back in January. More bad efforts than good since, including here last time.

Won twice on the Flat in 2010, and finished second on hurdles bow at Naas back in January. More bad efforts than good since, including here last time.

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2
44-9232
iT
Light blue, pink star, light blue cap, pink star (Mrs B E Walsh)

Owennacurra Milan 21 

b g Milan - Aherla Vision (Eve's Error)

D
7 12-0
102
7 12-0
102

Opened account on handicap bow at Cork last term, and good placed efforts last 2 starts. Drop back to minimum trip won't inconvenience him and he should go well again.

Opened account on handicap bow at Cork last term, and good placed efforts last 2 starts. Drop back to minimum trip won't inconvenience him and he should go well again.

3
50-8196
iT
Yellow, purple hollow box, yellow cap (Mrs Elizabeth Walsh)

Sacre Malta (FR)  29 

ch g Discover D'auteuil - Neira Malta (Cardoun)

6 12-0
102
6 12-0
102

On his third trainer already, and though much improved when defying odds of 20/1 in maiden at Tramore on New Year's Eve, he has struggled in handicaps since.

On his third trainer already, and though much improved when defying odds of 20/1 in maiden at Tramore on New Year's Eve, he has struggled in handicaps since.

4
6R5P31
iT
Emerald green, white hoop, white armlet, hooped cap (Hearty Lions Syndicate)

Oscar Hill 36 

b g Oscar - Elizabeth Tudor (Supreme Leader)

6 11-13
101
6 11-13
101

Best effort over hurdles when third over this trip at Fairyhouse, staying on despite pulling. Made all to win easily at Musselburgh over fences since and is one for the shortlist.

Best effort over hurdles when third over this trip at Fairyhouse, staying on despite pulling. Made all to win easily at Musselburgh over fences since and is one for the shortlist.

5
923129
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Sorted 19 

b g Kayf Tara - That's Minnie (Broadsword)

D BF
7 11-13
101
7 11-13
101

Can't be trusted implicitly (twice refused to race) but scored at Punchestown in December and creditable second at Down Royal next time. Showed his inconsistency on latest start, however.

Can't be trusted implicitly (twice refused to race) but scored at Punchestown in December and creditable second at Down Royal next time. Showed his inconsistency on latest start, however.

6
282-431
iT
White & yellow diamonds, yellow sleeves, quartered cap (Herb M Stanley)

Beckwith Star 60 

bay g Flemensfirth - Cooleens Lady (Supreme Leader)

D
7 11-12
100
7 11-12
100

Not always looked the most straightforward but did nothing wrong when improving markedly to easily win a maiden chase at Tramore last time. Returns to hurdling from a workable mark.

Not always looked the most straightforward but did nothing wrong when improving markedly to easily win a maiden chase at Tramore last time. Returns to hurdling from a workable mark.

7
7P2290
iT
White & black diabolo, white sleeves, black cap (Miss Patricia Monahan)

Oxalido (FR)  144 

b g Brier Creek - Galene De Saisy (Montorselli)

D
10 11-12
100
10 11-12
100

Hold-up handicapper who came back from a lengthy spell in the doldrums when runner-up at Roscommon and Fairyhouse. Shown nothing in a couple of starts since, though.

Hold-up handicapper who came back from a lengthy spell in the doldrums when runner-up at Roscommon and Fairyhouse. Shown nothing in a couple of starts since, though.

8
402006
iT
Green & red hoops, white cap (John Harrington)

Starling Lady (GB)  7 

b m Tamure - Ryewater Dream (Touching Wood)

7 11-8 p1
96
7 11-8 p1
96

Best effort yet when second to Citizenship in novice handicap at Punchestown (2m) in November and strong form claims on that form, but has gone with nothing like the same promise since.

Best effort yet when second to Citizenship in novice handicap at Punchestown (2m) in November and strong form claims on that form, but has gone with nothing like the same promise since.

9
644F40
iT
Maroon, pink sleeves, white cap (John Patrick Ryan)

Simon Says 98 

b m Beneficial - Carrigkem (Kemal)

8 11-5
93
8 11-5
93

Fair form at best in bumpers but was disappointing on most recent start in that sphere and 3 runs over hurdles have done nothing to suggest she's up to being anything more than a bit-part player.

Fair form at best in bumpers but was disappointing on most recent start in that sphere and 3 runs over hurdles have done nothing to suggest she's up to being anything more than a bit-part player.

10
F6579
iT
Orange, emerald green stars on sleeves, white cap (Ruaidhri Joseph Tierney)

Bestseller (GER)  21 

b g Tiger Hill - Book Of Love (Formidable)

7 11-1
89
7 11-1
89

Half-brother to several winners in Germany/Austria, and dam a listed winner in first-named country, but he hasn't achieved a great deal in bumper/maiden hurdles.

Half-brother to several winners in Germany/Austria, and dam a listed winner in first-named country, but he hasn't achieved a great deal in bumper/maiden hurdles.

11
67/9
iT
Orange, black cross belts & sleeves, quartered cap (Miss Elaine J Boddy)

Holy Show 26 

b g Bishop of Cashel - Aileen's Gift (Rainbow Quest)

9 11-1
89
9 11-1
89

Flat-bred gelding who shaped quite well in a couple of maiden hurdles in 2009/10 when with Ted Walsh, but was well beaten returning from a lengthy absence at Fairyhouse.

Flat-bred gelding who shaped quite well in a couple of maiden hurdles in 2009/10 when with Ted Walsh, but was well beaten returning from a lengthy absence at Fairyhouse.

12
600528
iT
Royal blue & yellow check, yellow sleeves, check cap (H Smyth)

Cantrell 29 

b g High Roller - Executive Seat (Executive Perk)

D
9 10-13 p
87
9 10-13 p
87

Finally off the mark when victorious in 2m Naas handicap last season. More miss than hit since and others look safer propositions.

Finally off the mark when victorious in 2m Naas handicap last season. More miss than hit since and others look safer propositions.

13
44-1560
iT
Purple, white hoop, purple sleeves, hooped cap (Barry Gavin)

Benalma 189 

bay g Beneficial - Our Alma (Be My Native)

10 10-10
84
10 10-10
84

Respectable efforts when finishing fourth at Navan last 2 starts in 2010/11 and returned an improved performer judged on Killarney success in May. Struggled from this kind of mark since.

Respectable efforts when finishing fourth at Navan last 2 starts in 2010/11 and returned an improved performer judged on Killarney success in May. Struggled from this kind of mark since.

14
000770
iT
Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap (Redgap Partnership)

Happy New Year 8 

b g Flemensfirth - Reine De La Chasse (Ti King)

8 10-6
80 1
8 10-6
80 1

Promising start when second in soft-ground bumper at Kilbeggan in April 2009 but beaten out of sight in this sphere since.

Promising start when second in soft-ground bumper at Kilbeggan in April 2009 but beaten out of sight in this sphere since.

Verdict

OWENNACURRA MILAN could prove difficult with Katie Walsh, one of the more experienced jockeys in this line-up, doing the steering. He was unlucky to bump into the well-handicapped Immediate Response over 2m6f at Thurles last time (fourth has won since) and has a great chance of going one better today despite a 3lb rise in the ratings. Oscar Hill rates the biggest threat on his hurdling return after readily beating subsequent winner Red Tanber over fences at Musselburgh latest, while Tramore scorer Beckwith Star certainly isn't out of it either.

Verdict

Oscar Hill impressed over fences at Musselburgh and makes a good deal of appeal back over hurdles from a lenient mark. Simailr applies to Tramore winner Beckwith Star and, along with Owennacurran Millan, has sound each-way claims.

17:25 Thurles (IRE) 1 Mar 2012

Horse And Jockey Mares Flat Race (4YO to 7YO)

Winner €4,830 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

2m

Soft to Heavy

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Weighed In - Result Stands
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
90R138
iT
Yellow, royal blue sash, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (John P Kiely)

A Blow In 40 

b m Beneficial - Windy Bee (Aristocracy)

Non Runner

Non Runner

First sign of abilitly when winning point in November and followed that up by finishing third in mares bumper at Limerick. Ran poorly last time but place claims if back to best.

First sign of abilitly when winning point in November and followed that up by finishing third in mares bumper at Limerick. Ran poorly last time but place claims if back to best.

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2
0
iT
Pink, purple sleeves, pink cap, purple star (J Travers)

Cabra Cruizor 117 

ch m Swift Gulliver - Fields Of Barley (Zaffaran)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Makes little appeal on pedigree (second foal; dam unraced) and only beat 1 home on debut at Down Royal.

Makes little appeal on pedigree (second foal; dam unraced) and only beat 1 home on debut at Down Royal.

3
703124
iT
Light blue & red quartered, blue sleeves, check cap (Mrs R H Lalor)

Carrigeen Kariega 18 

b m Luso - Carrigeen Kerria (Kemal)

7 11-7
-
7 11-7
-

From a family that connections have enjoyed plenty of success with but hasn't shown much in bumpers/maiden hurdles. Did win a point in December but others make more appeal here.

From a family that connections have enjoyed plenty of success with but hasn't shown much in bumpers/maiden hurdles. Did win a point in December but others make more appeal here.

4
3
iT
Red, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, red stars, red cap, yellow star (P McCormack & David P McCormack)

Dantes Firth 12 

b m Flemensfirth - Blue Dante (Phardante)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Positives to glean from pedigree, and plenty to like about debut effort at Gowran last month (third of 14 to Kilcrea). Has to be respected on that form.

Positives to glean from pedigree, and plenty to like about debut effort at Gowran last month (third of 14 to Kilcrea). Has to be respected on that form.

5
iT
White, purple star & stars on sleeves, purple cap (Vincent Clynch)

Gee Gee Robyn 

b m Pyrus - Relic Image (Maelstrom Lake)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Half-sister to a winning 2m hurdler but hails from a yard without a winner under Rules since September 2006.

Half-sister to a winning 2m hurdler but hails from a yard without a winner under Rules since September 2006.

6
iT
White & orange diamonds, white sleeves, white cap, orange diamond (W J Austin)

Gold Platinum 

ch m Flemensfirth - Deep Gold (Accordion)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Makes no great appeal on pedigree (first foal: dam unraced) but yard knows the time of day so worth a cautionary look in the market.

Makes no great appeal on pedigree (first foal: dam unraced) but yard knows the time of day so worth a cautionary look in the market.

7
iT
Royal blue, black disc, black sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & black quartered cap (A N McIntyre)

Jennies Jewel 

b m Flemensfirth - Fishin Joella (Gone Fishin)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Dam won 2 bumpers and was a useful hurdler at up to 2¾m but hasn't enjoyed much success as a broodmare, yet to produce anything of note. Best watched unless market vibes are positive.

Dam won 2 bumpers and was a useful hurdler at up to 2¾m but hasn't enjoyed much success as a broodmare, yet to produce anything of note. Best watched unless market vibes are positive.

8
iT
Royal blue, yellow sleeves, check cap (Ronald O'Neill)

Kymin's Way 

b m Stowaway - Kymin (Kahyasi)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Certainly not a write off on pedigree, out of a winning hurdler up to 2¾m, and yard have enjoyed success in this sphere this season. Worth a look in the market.

Certainly not a write off on pedigree, out of a winning hurdler up to 2¾m, and yard have enjoyed success in this sphere this season. Worth a look in the market.

9
0
iT
White, emerald green panel, emerald green & pink quartered cap (Michael Drea)

Payne's Queen Bee 36 

ch m Vinnie Roe - Richs Mermaid (Saddlers' Hall)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Out of an unraced half-sister to high-class hurdler Teaatral but didn't show much on debut at Limerick in January.

Out of an unraced half-sister to high-class hurdler Teaatral but didn't show much on debut at Limerick in January.

10
F
iT
Turquoise blue, black sash, sleeves & cap (John Purfield)

Rathfeigh 15 

b m Pilsudski - Sweet Rocket (Phardante)

6 11-7
-
6 11-7
-

Half-sister to a fairly useful hurdler and hinted at ability in maiden hurdle won by Like Your Style at Fairyhouse, still close up when falling 2 out. Interesting contender.

Half-sister to a fairly useful hurdler and hinted at ability in maiden hurdle won by Like Your Style at Fairyhouse, still close up when falling 2 out. Interesting contender.

11
F5
T
White, red disc, red stars on cap (Michael Winters)

Theatre Princess 81 

b m King's Theatre - Super Sammy (Mesleh)

5 11-7
-
5 11-7
-

Out of winning hurdler/chaser but hard to recommend on what she showed on completed start in points.

Out of winning hurdler/chaser but hard to recommend on what she showed on completed start in points.

12
3
iT
White, large black spots, black spots on sleeves, red cap (Mary O'Leary)

Theboathome 36 

b m Oscar - Marie's Pride (Henbit)

6 11-7
-
6 11-7
-

Oscar half-sister to bumper/2m hurdle winner Native Churchtown. Not beaten far by Scrapper Jack on debut at Limerick and wouldn't need to improve much to make her presence felt in this.

Oscar half-sister to bumper/2m hurdle winner Native Churchtown. Not beaten far by Scrapper Jack on debut at Limerick and wouldn't need to improve much to make her presence felt in this.

13
P1-
iT
Red, emerald green cross of lorraine, red cap (Donal Coffey)

Top Madam 444 

ch m Beneficial - Supreme Madam (Supreme Leader)

6 11-7 t1
-
6 11-7 t1
-

Hasn't been seen since winning point in December 2010 so fitness has to be taken on trust but booking of Katie Walsh catches the eye.

Hasn't been seen since winning point in December 2010 so fitness has to be taken on trust but booking of Katie Walsh catches the eye.

14
4
iT
Royal blue & light blue stripes, royal blue sleeves, royal blue & white check cap (J R Weston)

Vic Chic 36 

ch m Old Vic - Chic And Elite (Deep Run)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Half-sister to several winners, notably Cheltenham Foxhunter hero Zemsky. Fourth of 12 in mares bumper at Hereford in January. That form not the easiest to evaluate so market should guide.

Half-sister to several winners, notably Cheltenham Foxhunter hero Zemsky. Fourth of 12 in mares bumper at Hereford in January. That form not the easiest to evaluate so market should guide.

15
3
iT
Yellow, black sash, striped cap (Mrs T Hyde)

Casablanca Lily 35 

ch f Hurricane Run - Lady Prominence (Darshaan)

4 10-9
-
4 10-9
-

Half-sister to modest 2m hurdler Lothario and a winner on the Flat in France (both by Sadler's Wells). Shaped quite well in winners bumper at Gowran and can be expected to improve.

Half-sister to modest 2m hurdler Lothario and a winner on the Flat in France (both by Sadler's Wells). Shaped quite well in winners bumper at Gowran and can be expected to improve.

Verdict

CASABLANCA LILY made a promising start to her racing career when third behind current Champion Bumper favourite Moscow Mannon at Gowran Park in January and, with improvement expected, she could prove difficult to beat from the foot of the weights. Like the selection, Dantes Firth is entitled to have learnt a great deal from her debut third at Gowran last month and should go close if stepping forward that, while point-to-point scorer Top Madam warrants plenty of respect first time under NH rules.

Verdict

Casablanca Lily wasn't beaten far in a better race than this at Gowran on debut so should take all the beating here granted normal improvement. Dantes Firth and Theboathome may give the selection most to do.