14:05 Thurles (IRE) 20 Oct 2016

www.thurlesraces.ie Beginners Chase (4YO plus)

Winner €6,765 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 6f

Good (Good to Yielding in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
2212-35
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Alpha Des Obeaux (FR)  18 

b g Saddler Maker - Omega Des Obeaux (Saint Preuil)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

High-class winner at 24f over hurdles. 9/10, 17¾ lengths last of 5 to Westerner Lady in Gr 3 chase at Tipperary (20f, soft) on debut over fences 18 days ago, not knocked about. Likely to improve.

High-class winner at 24f over hurdles. 9/10, 17¾ lengths last of 5 to Westerner Lady in Gr 3 chase at Tipperary (20f, soft) on debut over fences 18 days ago, not knocked about. Likely to improve.

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2
07-4033
iT
Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars (R A Scott)

Baily Moon 16 

b g Milan - Givehertime (Commanche Run)

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

Fair chaser. 14/1, very good third of 6 in novice chase at Tipperary (23f, good to soft) 16 days ago, having run of race. Cheekpieces back on. Progressing recently but likely to do better in handicaps

Fair chaser. 14/1, very good third of 6 in novice chase at Tipperary (23f, good to soft) 16 days ago, having run of race. Cheekpieces back on. Progressing recently but likely to do better in handicaps

3
22233-2
iT
White, red stars, red sleeves, white stars, white cap, red star (Mrs Mary E O'Donnell)

Goulane Chosen 165 

b g Well Chosen - Vixen's Cry (Miner's Lamp)

7 11-12 p
118
7 11-12 p
118

Fairly useful chaser. Twelve runs since last win in 2015. 7/2, respectable second of 10 in minor event chase at Limerick (19.5f, good to soft) 165 days ago.

Fairly useful chaser. Twelve runs since last win in 2015. 7/2, respectable second of 10 in minor event chase at Limerick (19.5f, good to soft) 165 days ago.

4
00/6-503
iT
Royal blue, royal blue cap, yellow star (Premier Racing Club)

Kalann 12 

b g Barathea - Karkiyla (Darshaan)

9 11-12 p
-
9 11-12 p
-

Fair chaser. Twelve runs since last win in 2011. Fairly useful winner at 16f on flat. 33/1, third of 7 in novice chase at Fairyhouse (16f, good to firm) 12 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Fair chaser. Twelve runs since last win in 2011. Fairly useful winner at 16f on flat. 33/1, third of 7 in novice chase at Fairyhouse (16f, good to firm) 12 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

5
4-14FF3
iT
Royal blue, red stars on sleeves, red cap (Sean Hehir)

Kilkishen 19 

b g Oscar - Coming Home (Exit To Nowhere)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Fairly useful hurdler. 20/1, good third of 17 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (24f, good to soft) 19 days ago, sticking to task. Likely to be in the mix provided his jumping holds up.

Fairly useful hurdler. 20/1, good third of 17 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (24f, good to soft) 19 days ago, sticking to task. Likely to be in the mix provided his jumping holds up.

6
3248-65
iT
Emerald green, white panel, hooped sleeves & cap (Acorn Syndicate)

Paper Lantern 157 

b g Oscar - Lantern Lark (Be My Native)

7 11-12
-
7 11-12
-

Fair hurdler. Below form fifth of 9 in novice hurdle (13/2) at Killarney (22f, good to firm) 157 days ago. Makes chase debut.

Fair hurdler. Below form fifth of 9 in novice hurdle (13/2) at Killarney (22f, good to firm) 157 days ago. Makes chase debut.

7
5/81113-
iT
Maroon, white star, white armlets, white cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

Prince Of Scars 194 

b g Flemensfirth - Spirit Leader (Supreme Leader)

Non Runner

Non Runner

High-class hurdler. Respectable 12 lengths third of 6 to Thistlecrack in Liverpool Hurdle (10/1) at Aintree (24.7f, soft) in April. Very interesting chase debutant.

High-class hurdler. Respectable 12 lengths third of 6 to Thistlecrack in Liverpool Hurdle (10/1) at Aintree (24.7f, soft) in April. Very interesting chase debutant.

8
221234
iT
Green, tartan slvs & cap (James Francis Brennan)

Round Tower 12 

br g Presenting - Cash Customer (Bob Back)

7 11-12 t h
-
7 11-12 t h
-

Fair winner at 21f over hurdles. Tongue strap on for 1st time, fourth of 7 in novice chase (11/1) at Fairyhouse (16f, good to firm) on debut over fences 12 days ago.

Fair winner at 21f over hurdles. Tongue strap on for 1st time, fourth of 7 in novice chase (11/1) at Fairyhouse (16f, good to firm) on debut over fences 12 days ago.

9
1111/98-
iT
Red, white chevron, white chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap (Slaneyville Syndicate)

Sheamus 206 

ch g Definite Article - She's A Venture (Supreme Leader)

7 11-12 t1
-
7 11-12 t1
-

Smart winner at 20f in bumpers. 12/1, tailed-off last of 8 to Value At Risk in Keelings Irish Strawberry Hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, soft). Off 6 months. Makes chase debut. Tongue strap on for 1st time

Smart winner at 20f in bumpers. 12/1, tailed-off last of 8 to Value At Risk in Keelings Irish Strawberry Hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, soft). Off 6 months. Makes chase debut. Tongue strap on for 1st time

10
4/7619-P
iT
Red, white chevron, white chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap (Slaneyville Syndicate)

Total Recall 175 

b g Westerner - Augest Weekend (Dr Massini)

7 11-12
-
7 11-12
-

Fairly useful hurdler. Latest win in hurdle at Naas in March. 25/1, pulled up in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (24f, good to soft) 175 days ago, pulled up soon after. Makes chase debut.

Fairly useful hurdler. Latest win in hurdle at Naas in March. 25/1, pulled up in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (24f, good to soft) 175 days ago, pulled up soon after. Makes chase debut.

11
56-0973
iT
Royal blue & yellow stripes, yellow cap (Dr J F Dawson)

Degenerous 12 

b m Generous - Brescia (Monsun)

8 11-5
-
8 11-5
-

Modest form in 2 starts in this sphere to date. 25/1, third of 6 in novice chase at Fairyhouse (21f, good to firm) 12 days ago. Not hard to look elsewhere.

Modest form in 2 starts in this sphere to date. 25/1, third of 6 in novice chase at Fairyhouse (21f, good to firm) 12 days ago. Not hard to look elsewhere.

12
222212-
iT
White, royal blue hollow box, check sleeves, hooped cap (John Joseph Deegan)

Minmore Oscar 187 

br m Oscar - She's Our Daisy (Supreme Leader)

8 11-5
-
8 11-5
-

Oscar mare. Dam bumper/hurdle winner around 2m. Successful between the flags in March and filled runners-up spot all 5 starts either side of that effort. This no easy Rules/chase introduction, though.

Oscar mare. Dam bumper/hurdle winner around 2m. Successful between the flags in March and filled runners-up spot all 5 starts either side of that effort. This no easy Rules/chase introduction, though.

Verdict

Alpha Des Obeaux was presumably some way short of full fitness when last of five on his seasonal/chasing debut at Tipperary earlier this month and he can improve plenty, but it might pay to side with the other Gigginstown runner PRINCE OF SCARS. 4lb higher than the former over hurdles and representing a Gordon Elliott stable going great guns, he certainly has the size and scope to make up into a high-class chaser and this is a good starting point. Sheamus has had his problems but is very good on a going day, while Goulane Chosen is rarely far from the mark.

Verdict

ALPHA DES OBEAUX wasn't given a hard time on his chase debut at Tipperary recently, yet that was still an effort containing promise (made late headway). He rates the type to improve significantly for that effort and gets the nod to build on it here. Fellow Gigginstown in-mate Prince of Scars is a very interesting contender on his first chase start, whilst Kilkishen can provide each-way value.

14:35 Thurles (IRE) 20 Oct 2016

Thurles Handicap Chase (0-109) (4YO plus)

Winner €7,379 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m 2f

Good (Good to Yielding in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
296P45
iT
Maroon, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap (J R Finn)

Ballyfinboy 6 

g g Great Palm - Tender Return (Strong Gale)

10 11-12 t
108
10 11-12 t
108

14/1, fifth of 10 in handicap hurdle at Downpatrick (17.8f, good to soft) 6 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase.

14/1, fifth of 10 in handicap hurdle at Downpatrick (17.8f, good to soft) 6 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase.

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081741
iT
Red, black sleeves, red chevrons, red & black quartered cap (Adrian McNamara)

Eiri Na Casca 9 

b g Spadoun - Lady Of Fleet (Buckskin)

7 11-12 p
108
7 11-12 p
108

2 wins from 6 runs this season. 7/1, career best when winning 13-runner handicap chase at Galway (18.2f, good to soft) 9 days ago, suited by way race developed. Has good chance on form.

2 wins from 6 runs this season. 7/1, career best when winning 13-runner handicap chase at Galway (18.2f, good to soft) 9 days ago, suited by way race developed. Has good chance on form.

3
87U484
iT
Royal blue, white seams, white cap, royal blue star (P M Cloke)

Bellgrove 16 

b g Gold Well - Less Hassle (Strong Gale)

8 11-8 b1
104
8 11-8 b1
104

Unreliable sort. Creditable fourth of 9 in handicap chase (7/1) at Tipperary (17f, good to soft) 16 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time.

Unreliable sort. Creditable fourth of 9 in handicap chase (7/1) at Tipperary (17f, good to soft) 16 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time.

4
P87015
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White, dark blue diamond, dark blue & white hooped cap (Blue Diamond Syndicate)

Rockshandy 9 

b g Anshan - Gaelic Leader (Supreme Leader)

10 11-8 t p
104
10 11-8 t p
104

Unreliable individual. Creditable 5 lengths fifth of 13 to Eiri Na Casca in handicap chase at Galway (18.2f, good to soft, 16/1) 9 days ago, racing closer to pace than ideal.

Unreliable individual. Creditable 5 lengths fifth of 13 to Eiri Na Casca in handicap chase at Galway (18.2f, good to soft, 16/1) 9 days ago, racing closer to pace than ideal.

5
8535F0
iT
Emerald green & yellow hoops, white sleeves, white & yellow check cap (T Hannon)

Meldrum Lad 8 

b g Fruits Of Love - Meldrum Hall (Saddlers' Hall)

7 11-4 b1
100
7 11-4 b1
100

Eleven runs since last win in 2014. 10/1, eleventh of 12 in handicap chase at Punchestown (22f, good) 8 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time.

Eleven runs since last win in 2014. 10/1, eleventh of 12 in handicap chase at Punchestown (22f, good) 8 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time.

6
6-73177
iT
Yellow, emerald green chevron, emerald green sleeves, yellow armlet, yellow & emerald green quartered cap (K Thornton)

Effernock Lad 27 

ch g Generous - Drumcay Polly (Le Bavard)

7 11-1
97
7 11-1
97

Latest win in hurdle at Sligo in August. Fair winner at 21f over hurdles. Seventh of 15 in novice chase at Downpatrick (18.5f, good, 7/1) 27 days ago. Makes handicap chase debut.

Latest win in hurdle at Sligo in August. Fair winner at 21f over hurdles. Seventh of 15 in novice chase at Downpatrick (18.5f, good, 7/1) 27 days ago. Makes handicap chase debut.

7
5/67P0-4
iT
Emerald green & white stripes, yellow sleeves, white cap, emerald green star (John G Hayes)

Kilmurry Kid 18 

b g Witness Box - Kiltannon (Dalsaan)

13 10-13 p
95
13 10-13 p
95

Unreliable type. 20/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, tailed-off eleventh of 13 to Eiri Na Casca in handicap chase at Naas (16f, heavy). Off 9 months.

Unreliable type. 20/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, tailed-off eleventh of 13 to Eiri Na Casca in handicap chase at Naas (16f, heavy). Off 9 months.

8
790S37
iT
Emerald green, orange stars, white cap, orange star (J Morrison)

Shouband 4 

b g Bandari - Shouland (Namaqualand)

7 10-12
94
7 10-12
94

One win from 24 NH runs. Fourteen runs since last win in 2015. Creditable seventh of 17 in handicap hurdle (20/1) at Cork (19f, good to soft) 4 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase.

One win from 24 NH runs. Fourteen runs since last win in 2015. Creditable seventh of 17 in handicap hurdle (20/1) at Cork (19f, good to soft) 4 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase.

9
57P960
iT
Royal blue, yellow sash, yellow cap, royal blue spots (F Costello)

Diamondgeezer Luke 9 

b g War Chant - Banquise (Last Tycoon)

9 10-10 p
92
9 10-10 p
92

Seventeen runs since last win in 2014. Well-beaten tenth of 13 to Eiri Na Casca in handicap chase (33/1) at Galway (18.2f, good to soft) 9 days ago.

Seventeen runs since last win in 2014. Well-beaten tenth of 13 to Eiri Na Casca in handicap chase (33/1) at Galway (18.2f, good to soft) 9 days ago.

10
0/0P00-9
iT
Light blue & dark blue stripes, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, orange star (A J Mulvey)

Blackwater Bridge 150 

b g Westerner - Gale Johnston (Strong Gale)

6 10-6 t
88
6 10-6 t
88

6/1, ninth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Sligo (16f, good to soft) 150 days ago, finding little. Switches from hurdles to chase. Makes handicap chase debut.

6/1, ninth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Sligo (16f, good to soft) 150 days ago, finding little. Switches from hurdles to chase. Makes handicap chase debut.

11
4-P2P02
iT
Red, yellow cross of lorraine, black cap (Mrs Mary Tyner)

Massinis Adventure 21 

b g Dr Massini - Deirdre Eile (Supreme Leader)

8 10-2 p
84
8 10-2 p
84

Temperamental sort. 7/1, good second of 14 in handicap chase at Clonmel (18.3f, good to soft) 21 days ago.

Temperamental sort. 7/1, good second of 14 in handicap chase at Clonmel (18.3f, good to soft) 21 days ago.

12
0-86876
iT
Emerald green, black stars (Diarmuid Horgan)

Is That Marmalade 14 

b g Marienbard - On Good Advise (Taipan)

6 9-10 t v1
78 5
6 9-10 t v1
78 5

40/1, sixth of 8 in novice chase at Tramore (22f, good to soft) 14 days ago. Visor on 1st time. Looks competitive on form.

40/1, sixth of 8 in novice chase at Tramore (22f, good to soft) 14 days ago. Visor on 1st time. Looks competitive on form.

Verdict

Eiri Na Casca won in determined fashion at Galway last time and he is sure to go close if arriving in the same mood, but MASSINIS ADVENTURE edges the vote in receipt of 24lb. Robert Tyner's charge only found subsequent winner Dark Outsider too good at Clonmel last time and racing off just a 2lb higher mark, he looks sure to be in the firing line again. Rockshandy has five lengths to find with the first-named on their recent Galway clash but he is certainly no forlorn hope.

Verdict

EIRI NA CASCA continued his recent good spell to resume winning ways at Galway last time and should go well again. Massinis Adventure and Bellgrove are others to consider.

15:10 Thurles (IRE) 20 Oct 2016

Devils Bit 3-y-o Maiden Hurdle (3YO only)

Winner €6,150 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

2m

Good (Good to Yielding in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
iT
Grey & pink chevrons, pink cap, grey star (Real Deal Syndicate)

Ashjan (GB)  (54F) 

b g Medicean - Violet (Mukaddamah)

3 10-12
-
3 10-12
-

Modest maiden on the Flat, making GB/IRE jumps debut. Sixteenth of 17 in maiden (40/1) at Navan (8f, good) 54 days ago.

Modest maiden on the Flat, making GB/IRE jumps debut. Sixteenth of 17 in maiden (40/1) at Navan (8f, good) 54 days ago.

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

Hint Of Frost (25F) 

ch g Excellent Art - Glamorous (Red ransom)

3 10-12
-
3 10-12
-

Fairly useful Flat winner, making GB/IRE jumps debut. 12/1, twelfth of 20 in handicap at the Curragh (12f, soft) 25 days ago.

Fairly useful Flat winner, making GB/IRE jumps debut. 12/1, twelfth of 20 in handicap at the Curragh (12f, soft) 25 days ago.

3
iT
Maroon & white stripes, maroon cap, white hoop (C Jones)

Mega Fortune (FR)  (151F) 

b g Soldier of Fortune - Far Across (Common Grounds)

3 10-12
-
3 10-12
-

Fairly useful Flat winner, making GB/IRE jumps debut. Third of 12 in handicap (9/2) at the Curragh (10f, soft). First run for yard after leaving Andrew Oliver. Yard having good spell.

Fairly useful Flat winner, making GB/IRE jumps debut. Third of 12 in handicap (9/2) at the Curragh (10f, soft). First run for yard after leaving Andrew Oliver. Yard having good spell.

4
97
iT
White, maroon spots, check cap (Miss Sarah J Corcoran & Paul T J Murphy)

Moorland 30 

b g Teofilo - Emily Bronte (Machiavellian)

3 10-12
-
3 10-12
-

Twice-raced maiden. 50/1, seventh of 15 in juvenile hurdle at Ballinrobe (16.2f, soft) 30 days ago.

Twice-raced maiden. 50/1, seventh of 15 in juvenile hurdle at Ballinrobe (16.2f, soft) 30 days ago.

5
iT
Dark blue, white seams, white spots on cap (Mrs Audrey O'Dwyer)

Trump Card (27F) 

b g Lilbourne Lad - Breach of Peace (Royal Academy)

3 10-12 t
-
3 10-12 t
-

Modest maiden on the Flat, making GB/IRE jumps debut. Fourth of 14 in handicap (8/1) at Dundalk (8f) 27 days ago. Tongue strap on for 1st time in this code.

Modest maiden on the Flat, making GB/IRE jumps debut. Fourth of 14 in handicap (8/1) at Dundalk (8f) 27 days ago. Tongue strap on for 1st time in this code.

6
iT
Yellow, black braces, black diamonds on cap (John Bowden)

Universal Focus (GER)  (10F) 

b g Intense Focus - Unquenchable (Kingmambo)

3 10-12
-
3 10-12
-

Fair maiden on the Flat, making GB/IRE jumps debut. 25/1, second of 26 in handicap at the Curragh (12f, good to soft) 10 days ago, sticking to task.

Fair maiden on the Flat, making GB/IRE jumps debut. 25/1, second of 26 in handicap at the Curragh (12f, good to soft) 10 days ago, sticking to task.

7
52232
iT
Light blue, grey braces, grey diamonds on sleeves, light blue cap, grey diamonds (Annus Mirabilis Syndicate)

Zig Zag 8 

b g Zoffany - Le Montrachet (Nashwan)

3 10-12
-
3 10-12
-

Lightly-raced maiden over hurdles. Fair winner at 9f on flat. 7/4, creditable second of 14 in juvenile hurdle at Punchestown (16f, good) 8 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden over hurdles. Fair winner at 9f on flat. 7/4, creditable second of 14 in juvenile hurdle at Punchestown (16f, good) 8 days ago.

8
527
iT
Red, yellow cross of lorraine & sleeves, emerald green & yellow striped cap (Martin G Burke)

Masonbrook Lady 8 

b f Canford Cliffs - Gali Gal (Galileo)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Fair Flat winner. Thrice-raced maiden over hurdles. Fair winner at 12f on flat. 7/4, seventh of 14 in juvenile hurdle at Punchestown (16f, good) 8 days ago, folding tamely.

Fair Flat winner. Thrice-raced maiden over hurdles. Fair winner at 12f on flat. 7/4, seventh of 14 in juvenile hurdle at Punchestown (16f, good) 8 days ago, folding tamely.

Verdict

Zig Zag has placed on his last four starts over hurdles and looks sure to be in the shake-up again, but he might be worth taking on with NH debutant MEGA FORTUNE. The Soldier Of Fortune gelding is the best of these on the Flat, earning a rating of 80 with efforts such as his runaway victory at Sligo in May, and has changed hands (from Andy Oliver to Gordon Elliott) since his latest outing 151 days ago. If taking to the obstacles, he should go very close. Hint Of Frost is another respected player while Masonbrook Lady needs to bounce back from a disappointing effort at Punchestown behind Zig Zag.

Verdict

MEGA FORTUNE was not far off useful on the level and looks an interesting recruit to hurdles on his first run for Gordon Elliott. Zig Zag and Masonbrook Lady have the best form in this sphere and are the obvious threats.

15:45 Thurles (IRE) 20 Oct 2016

Premier County Handicap Hurdle (80-102) (4YO plus)

Winner €6,150 - 18 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m

Good (Good to Yielding in places)

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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
639/04-0
iT
White, maroon sash, maroon stars on sleeves, maroon cap (Mrs Philomena Shanahan)

Hurricane Jojo 26 

b m Hurricane Run - Splendeur (Desert King)

7 11-12
102
7 11-12
102

Tenth of 18 in handicap hurdle (25/1) at Navan (16f, soft) 26 days ago.

Tenth of 18 in handicap hurdle (25/1) at Navan (16f, soft) 26 days ago.

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3851F9
iT
Yellow,emerald green hollow box,emerald green slvs,yellow armlet,emGreen cap (J W Howley)

Kansas Kid 44 

b g Beneficial - Fathom Cross Lady (Rajpoute)

7 11-12 t
102
7 11-12 t
102

Winner in hurdle at Ballinrobe in July. Creditable ninth of 19 in handicap hurdle (14/1) at Galway (21.3f, good to soft) 44 days ago. Back down in trip. Plenty to find on form.

Winner in hurdle at Ballinrobe in July. Creditable ninth of 19 in handicap hurdle (14/1) at Galway (21.3f, good to soft) 44 days ago. Back down in trip. Plenty to find on form.

3
465-796
iT
Red & pink chevrons, red sleeves, pink cap (Ms A Lalor)

Wingoldandwearit 20 

bay g Definite Article - Connemara Rose (Desert King)

5 11-12 t
102
5 11-12 t
102

Good sixth of 16 in novice hurdle at Gowran (16f, good, 28/1) 20 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Plenty to find on form.

Good sixth of 16 in novice hurdle at Gowran (16f, good, 28/1) 20 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Plenty to find on form.

4
074FU1
iT
Red, black sleeves, red chevrons, red & black quartered cap (Adrian McNamara)

Beautiful Ben 14 

b g Beneficial - Almnadia (Alhaarth)

6 11-11 p
101
6 11-11 p
101

3/1, career best when winning 9-runner novice chase at Tramore (16f, good to soft) 14 days ago, responding well. Switches from chase to hurdles.

3/1, career best when winning 9-runner novice chase at Tramore (16f, good to soft) 14 days ago, responding well. Switches from chase to hurdles.

5
074973
iT
Maroon, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap (J R Finn)

Coldstonesober 6 

ch g Great Palm - You Can Dance (King's Theatre)

10 11-11 t
101
10 11-11 t
101

Twenty one runs since last win in 2015. 10/1, good third of 11 in handicap hurdle at Downpatrick (22.5f, good to soft) 6 days ago. Back down in trip. Looks competitive on form.

Twenty one runs since last win in 2015. 10/1, good third of 11 in handicap hurdle at Downpatrick (22.5f, good to soft) 6 days ago. Back down in trip. Looks competitive on form.

6
335827
iT
Pink, dark blue diamond, dark blue armlet, white cap, pink spots (Irish Equine Syndicate)

Pleased As Punch 58 

b m High Chaparral - Akilana (Mark of Esteem)

8 11-9 p
99
8 11-9 p
99

Nineteen runs since last win in 2014. 6/1, seventh of 9 in handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe (20f, good to soft) 58 days ago, running on late. Looks competitive on form.

Nineteen runs since last win in 2014. 6/1, seventh of 9 in handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe (20f, good to soft) 58 days ago, running on late. Looks competitive on form.

7
51P-07P
iT
Emerald green, orange stars, emerald green sleeves, red cap, white star (B A Syndicate)

St Peter's Square 27 

b g Danehill Dancer - Glamour (Sadler's Wells)

5 11-7 t b1
97
5 11-7 t b1
97

50/1, pulled up in novice chase at Downpatrick (18.5f, good) on debut over fences 27 days ago, losing touch before 5 out. Switches from chase to hurdles. Blinkers on 1st time.

50/1, pulled up in novice chase at Downpatrick (18.5f, good) on debut over fences 27 days ago, losing touch before 5 out. Switches from chase to hurdles. Blinkers on 1st time.

8
188-3P0
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Finish In Style 33 

b g Presenting - Prowler (Old Vic)

5 11-6 h1
96
5 11-6 h1
96

Eleventh of 16 in handicap hurdle (8/1) at Listowel (20f, soft) 33 days ago. Hood on 1st time.

Eleventh of 16 in handicap hurdle (8/1) at Listowel (20f, soft) 33 days ago. Hood on 1st time.

9
32-5170
iT
Light blue, red chevron, white sleeves, light blue & red striped cap (Paul Doolin)

Miss Faithful 77 

b m Gold Well - Risanda (Kris)

8 11-6 h
96
8 11-6 h
96

Unreliable type. Latest win in hurdle at Sligo in May. Last of 11 in handicap hurdle at Sligo (16.4f, heavy, 8/1) 77 days ago.

Unreliable type. Latest win in hurdle at Sligo in May. Last of 11 in handicap hurdle at Sligo (16.4f, heavy, 8/1) 77 days ago.

10
6-61723
iT
Black, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap (Miss Rachel O'Neill)

Summer Storm (GB)  4 

b g Lucarno - Midsummer Magic (Muhtarram)

6 11-5 t
95
6 11-5 t
95

Latest win in hurdle at Cartmel in August. 11/2, creditable third of 14 in handicap hurdle at Cork (16f, good to soft) 4 days ago. Yard having good spell. Looks competitive on form.

Latest win in hurdle at Cartmel in August. 11/2, creditable third of 14 in handicap hurdle at Cork (16f, good to soft) 4 days ago. Yard having good spell. Looks competitive on form.

11
68-1090
iT
White & red hoops, striped sleeves, hooped cap (Laurence V Halley)

Sparkalark 55 

b g Flemensfirth - Anne Hathaway (Definite Article)

7 11-3
93
7 11-3
93

Winner in hurdle at Tramore in June. 25/1, fifteenth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Down Royal (16f, good) 55 days ago.

Winner in hurdle at Tramore in June. 25/1, fifteenth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Down Royal (16f, good) 55 days ago.

12
651816
iT
Red, emerald green hoop, white sleeves, emerald green cap, red diamond (Red Green & White Syndicate)

L'attesa 20 

b g Kalanisi - Tara Brooch (Supreme Leader)

7 11-2 p
92
7 11-2 p
92

Latest win in hurdle at Kilbeggan in September. 8/1, creditable sixth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (16f, good) 20 days ago.

Latest win in hurdle at Kilbeggan in September. 8/1, creditable sixth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (16f, good) 20 days ago.

13
758550
iT
Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star (Mrs Claire Doyle)

Ask David 8 

b g Ask - Gemmeus (Bigstone)

4 11-1 b
95
4 11-1 b
95

Below form eleventh of 18 in handicap hurdle (20/1) at Punchestown (20f, good) 8 days ago. Blinkers back on. Plenty to find on form.

Below form eleventh of 18 in handicap hurdle (20/1) at Punchestown (20f, good) 8 days ago. Blinkers back on. Plenty to find on form.

14
76-4071
iT
White, royal blue diamond, royal blue sleeves, white diamonds, royal blue cap, white diamond (Mrs B Power)

Game Puppeteer 14 

b g Gamut - Me No Puppet (Mtoto)

5 11-1 t
91
5 11-1 t
91

4/1, career best when winning 13-runner handicap hurdle at Tramore (16f, good to soft) 14 days ago, always holding on.

4/1, career best when winning 13-runner handicap hurdle at Tramore (16f, good to soft) 14 days ago, always holding on.

15
023P00
iT
Emerald green, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap (Philip J Reynolds)

French Ambassador 12 

b g Darsi - Nellie Heart (Broken Hearted)

6 11-0 b h
90
6 11-0 b h
90

Blinkered for 1st time, eleventh of 15 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, good to firm, 25/1) 12 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

Blinkered for 1st time, eleventh of 15 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, good to firm, 25/1) 12 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

16
47-80
iT
Red, emerald green spots, quartered cap (M Sawers)

Our Lucas 16 

bay g Jeremy - Alassio (Gulch)

4 10-13
93
4 10-13
93

Lightly-raced maiden. Below form tenth of 16 in novice hurdle (66/1) at Tipperary (16f, good to soft) 16 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

Lightly-raced maiden. Below form tenth of 16 in novice hurdle (66/1) at Tipperary (16f, good to soft) 16 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

17
6440
iT
Red & white chevrons, halved sleeves, striped cap (Mrs Nanette Wheatley)

Adarenna 20 

b f Nayef - Adelfia (Sinndar)

4 10-11 t
91
4 10-11 t
91

Lightly-raced maiden. 25/1, fourteenth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (20f, good) 20 days ago. Trainer going well.

Lightly-raced maiden. 25/1, fourteenth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (20f, good) 20 days ago. Trainer going well.

18
47-0263
iT
Emerald green, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, white cap, emerald green star (Is That All Syndicate)

Meadow Cross 12 

b f Cape Cross - Hovering (In The Wings)

4 10-11 b
91
4 10-11 b
91

Good third of 15 in handicap hurdle (9/2) at Fairyhouse (20f, good to firm) 12 days ago, faring best of those held up. Blinkers on 1st time over jumps. Has good chance on form.

Good third of 15 in handicap hurdle (9/2) at Fairyhouse (20f, good to firm) 12 days ago, faring best of those held up. Blinkers on 1st time over jumps. Has good chance on form.

19
0-P0761
iT
Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars (R A Scott)

Baily Sunset 62 

ch g Presenting - Kon Tiky (Perrault)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

9/1 and hooded for 1st time, career best when winning 10-runner handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (16f, good to soft) 62 days ago, all out. RESERVE.

9/1 and hooded for 1st time, career best when winning 10-runner handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (16f, good to soft) 62 days ago, all out. RESERVE.

20
07-997F
iT
Orange, black star, striped sleeves & cap (P Meany)

River Patrole 53 

b g Indian River - Saltee Island (Heron Island)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

50/1, fell in handicap hurdle at Cork (16f, good) 53 days ago. RESERVE.

50/1, fell in handicap hurdle at Cork (16f, good) 53 days ago. RESERVE.

21
0P-0000
iT
Black, yellow spots, yellow sleeves, black cap (J P Dempsey)

Kilkeaskins First 79 

b g Mountain High - Not Mine (Oscar)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Tenth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Roscommon (20f, good to soft, 40/1) 79 days ago. Tongue strap on for 1st time. Plenty to find on form. RESERVE.

Tenth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Roscommon (20f, good to soft, 40/1) 79 days ago. Tongue strap on for 1st time. Plenty to find on form. RESERVE.

Verdict

MEADOW CROSS has been a model of consistency in recent weeks for Denis Hogan and the four-year-old could make use of a tempting mark and claim her first victory over hurdles. The former Tim Easterby-trained filly shaped with promise earlier this month when third at Fairyhouse and a drop to 2m should play to her strengths. Summer Storm has been amongst the places in two competitive handicaps recently and should be involved once more for a trainer who has started the season well, while Coldstonesober could prove best of the remainder.

Verdict

MEADOW CROSS arrives on the back of excellent placed efforts in this sphere and on the level, so rates the most persuasive option in an open heat. Summer Storm and Game Puppeteer are just 2 potential dangers.

16:20 Thurles (IRE) 20 Oct 2016

He'llberemembered Hurdle (5YO plus)

Winner €11,070 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m 6f 110y

Good (Good to Yielding in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
4212-91
iT
Orange, orange & emerald green quartered cap (Ives Ashley Vasey Partnership)

De Plotting Shed 26 

b g Beneficial - Lady Willmurt (Mandalus)

6 11-10
138
6 11-10
138

Useful hurdler. 15/8, career best when winning 5-runner minor event hurdle at Navan (22f, soft) 26 days ago, easing clear. Stable having good spell.

Useful hurdler. 15/8, career best when winning 5-runner minor event hurdle at Navan (22f, soft) 26 days ago, easing clear. Stable having good spell.

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2
494526
iT
White, emerald green panel & sleeves, white cap (James V Ryan)

Bentelimar 8 

ch g Beneficial - Montel Girl (Montelimar)

7 11-0
138
7 11-0
138

Useful hurdler. Twelve runs since last win in 2015. Sixth of 7 in minor event hurdle (2/1) at Punchestown (16f, good) 8 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Type to bounce back quickly.

Useful hurdler. Twelve runs since last win in 2015. Sixth of 7 in minor event hurdle (2/1) at Punchestown (16f, good) 8 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Type to bounce back quickly.

3
206-744
iT
Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, striped cap (No Credit Syndicate)

Letter Of Credit 34 

br g Bob Back - Common Verse (Common Grounds)

11 11-0 h
116
11 11-0 h
116

Fairly useful hurdler. Twelve runs since last win in 2015. Fourth of 5 in minor event chase at Listowel (20f, soft, 14/1) 34 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles.

Fairly useful hurdler. Twelve runs since last win in 2015. Fourth of 5 in minor event chase at Listowel (20f, soft, 14/1) 34 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles.

4
13561-4
iT
Royal blue, yellow diamond, check sleeves, yellow diamond on cap (D G Pryde & James Beaumont)

Maggio (FR)  157 

b g Trempolino - La Musardiere (Cadoudal)

11 11-0 t
128
11 11-0 t
128

Smart chaser. 24 lengths last of 4 to Clarcam in Gr 3 chase (16/1) at Killarney (20.6f, good to firm) 157 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip. Switches from chase to hurdles.

Smart chaser. 24 lengths last of 4 to Clarcam in Gr 3 chase (16/1) at Killarney (20.6f, good to firm) 157 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip. Switches from chase to hurdles.

5
2P22-24
iT
Pink and purple quartered, pink sleeves, quartered cap (Andrew Heffernan)

Val De Ferbet (FR)  141 

bay g Voix Du Nord - Intrigue Deferbet (Lights Out)

7 11-0 t
141
7 11-0 t
141

Useful hurdler. 7/2, fourth of 7 in minor event chase at Punchestown (22f, good) 141 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Booking of Walsh a plus.

Useful hurdler. 7/2, fourth of 7 in minor event chase at Punchestown (22f, good) 141 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Booking of Walsh a plus.

Verdict

VAL DE FERBET was unfortunate to bump into some useful sorts when second in three similar events earlier in the year and he makes the most appeal at these weights. De Plotting Shed clearly arrives here in good form given his easy win at Navan last month, but he has to give the selection weight despite his rider claiming 7lb. Bentelimar is an admirable gelding and he should be in the mix at the business end.

Verdict

VAL DE FERBET needs to dispel a lesser effort over fences latest but his previous Punchestown second over hurdles leaves him with sound claims, and he gets the nod to bounce back reunited with Ruby Walsh. Bentelimar can provide the chief threat for forecast purposes.

16:55 Thurles (IRE) 20 Oct 2016

Leugh Handicap Hurdle (80-95) (4YO plus)

Winner €5,535 - 18 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 6f 110y

Good (Good to Yielding in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
447400
iT
White, purple hoop, purple cap (Donal Sheahan)

For Sinead 4 

br m Presenting - Princess Mairead (Blueprint)

5 11-10 p
91
5 11-10 p
91

Creditable tenth of 17 in handicap hurdle at Cork (19f, good to soft, 8/1) 4 days ago.

Creditable tenth of 17 in handicap hurdle at Cork (19f, good to soft, 8/1) 4 days ago.

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2
322693
iT
Dark green, grey epaulettes, striped cap (Mrs J B Sweeney)

Cadawill 21 

b g Mohaajir - Ardagh Echo (Warcraft)

7 11-9 b
90
7 11-9 b
90

Returned to form when a creditable third of 14 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (24f, good to soft, 12/1) 21 days ago. Blinkers back on and is one for the shortlist.

Returned to form when a creditable third of 14 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (24f, good to soft, 12/1) 21 days ago. Blinkers back on and is one for the shortlist.

3
06720-0
iT
Salmon Pink, dark green hoop on body, dark green armlets, crimson cap, green hoops (Gerard Quirk)

Sarah Battle 159 

b m Flemensfirth - Mrs Battle (Be My Native)

11 11-9 t p
90
11 11-9 t p
90

Fifteen runs since last win in 2014. 25/1, bit below form eleventh of 25 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (24f, good to firm) 159 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

Fifteen runs since last win in 2014. 25/1, bit below form eleventh of 25 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (24f, good to firm) 159 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

4
22-6044
iT
Emerald green, black seams, striped sleeves, black star on cap (T J McDonald)

Secrets Safe 12 

b g Arcano - Keritana (One Cool Cat)

4 11-8 t b
94
4 11-8 t b
94

Blinkered for 1st time, good fourth of 15 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, good to firm, 14/1) 12 days ago. Trainer going well.

Blinkered for 1st time, good fourth of 15 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, good to firm, 14/1) 12 days ago. Trainer going well.

5
00-75
iT
Royal blue & red chevrons, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star (T Donohue)

Dorking 12 

b m Yeats - Miss Mcgoldrick (Kasakov)

5 11-7 t h
88
5 11-7 t h
88

Promising type who posted an improved effort, on debut for new yard, when fifth of 15 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, good to firm) 12 days ago. May have more to offer yet. Hood back on.

Promising type who posted an improved effort, on debut for new yard, when fifth of 15 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, good to firm) 12 days ago. May have more to offer yet. Hood back on.

6
P30604
iT
Royal blue & purple diamonds (Return Of Leaders Syndicate)

Freedom Square 14 

b g Lawman - Manger Square (Danehill)

5 11-7
88
5 11-7
88

Ran up to his best when fourth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Tramore (16f, good to soft) 14 days ago. Worth a try at this longer trip and is one to consider.

Ran up to his best when fourth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Tramore (16f, good to soft) 14 days ago. Worth a try at this longer trip and is one to consider.

7
3547-96
iT
Maroon, grey diamonds & sleeves, maroon cap (Michael O'Dowd)

All In The Head 12 

b m King's Theatre - Princess Hassiba (Unfuwain)

8 11-6 t h
87
8 11-6 t h
87

14/1, creditable sixth of 15 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, good to firm) 12 days ago.

14/1, creditable sixth of 15 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, good to firm) 12 days ago.

8
8-PU298
iT
Royal blue, white hoop & armlet, striped cap (M T O'Donovan)

Cloudy Morning 26 

b g Cloudings - Carrigbuck (Buckskin)

8 11-6 v1
87
8 11-6 v1
87

One win from 39 NH runs. 20/1, first run since leaving M. T. O'Donovan when below form eighth of 25 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22f, soft) 26 days ago. Visor on 1st time. Looks competitive on form.

One win from 39 NH runs. 20/1, first run since leaving M. T. O'Donovan when below form eighth of 25 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22f, soft) 26 days ago. Visor on 1st time. Looks competitive on form.

9
7U6605
iT
Yellow, light green sash & sleeves, striped cap (Mrs Una Sweeney)