Gowran Park 18 February 2012

Draw Advantage: None
Going: Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)

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1

13:35 Gowran Park (IRE) (5YO plus)

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2m 2f

Winner €8,280 - 18 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
35-7F53
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Awkward Moment 17

ch g Deploy - True Blade (Sabrehill)

Has won at this Distance
D
8 11-7
 - 

Useful hurdler at his best and bettered what he showed in 2 previous starts in this sphere when 24 lengths third of 10 to Soll in 2½m Down Royal maiden latest. Others look stronger here, though.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 2f on yielding - soft ground, but that win was over two years ago. Third of 10 behind Soll beaten 24l at 33-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Down Royal over 2m 4f (heavy) earlier this month.

Useful hurdler at his best and bettered what he showed in 2 previous starts in this sphere when 24 lengths third of 10 to Soll in 2½m Down Royal maiden latest. Others look stronger here, though.

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2
111123-
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Ballyadam Brook 463

b g Alderbrook - Luna Fleur (Shardari)

Has won at this Distance
D
8 11-12
 - 

Won 4 times and twice placed in graded races over hurdles in 2010. Bit to prove following a 463-day absence (reportedly had a breathing operation in meantime) but smart chasing prospect all the same.

He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 2m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to good - yielding. Third of 7 behind Cue Card beaten 18l at 11-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Cheltenham Collection Sharp Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m (good) in November '10.

Won 4 times and twice placed in graded races over hurdles in 2010. Bit to prove following a 463-day absence (reportedly had a breathing operation in meantime) but smart chasing prospect all the same.

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3
3327-12
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Ballyburke 16

b g Tikkanen - Moonshee (Le Moss)

Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-12
 - 

Off the mark at fifth attempt over hurdles in 2m Cork maiden last month. Below par when 18 lengths second to Odonimee on chasing bow at Clonmel since but ought to be better for the experience.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m on soft and heavy ground. Beaten 18l by Odonimee when second of 13 at 7-4fav on his chase debut at Clonmel over 2m (heavy) earlier this month.

Off the mark at fifth attempt over hurdles in 2m Cork maiden last month. Below par when 18 lengths second to Odonimee on chasing bow at Clonmel since but ought to be better for the experience.

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4
9R21-P7
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Castlesaffron 42

ch g Bob Back - Rigorous (Generous)

9 11-12
 - 

Multiple point winner but record in that sphere not the most convincing, and didn't jump with much fluency when well held on debut under Rules in 3m Thurles maiden chase last month.

Well beaten at 25-1 behind Berties Dream when seventh of 12 on his racecourse debut at Thurles over 3m (heavy) last month.

Multiple point winner but record in that sphere not the most convincing, and didn't jump with much fluency when well held on debut under Rules in 3m Thurles maiden chase last month.

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5
6-046P7
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Crystal Wave 21

b g Old Vic - Blossom World (The Parson)

8 11-12
 - 

Showed glimmers of ability over hurdles, and not entirely disgraced when seventh in 8-runner maiden chase at Leopardstown won by Colbert Station latest. However, much more required here.

Yet to place in seven starts. Beaten 16l behind Colbert Station at 40-1 when seventh of 8 on his latest outing in a chase at Leopardstown over 2m 1f (yielding) last month.

Showed glimmers of ability over hurdles, and not entirely disgraced when seventh in 8-runner maiden chase at Leopardstown won by Colbert Station latest. However, much more required here.

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6
25-9433
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Dantes King 48

b g King's Theatre - Forecast Rain (Phardante)

7 11-12 t1
 - 

Showed plenty of ability in bumpers/over hurdles, and duly stepped up on chase debut effort when a close-up third to Frisco Depot at Fairyhouse (21f) latest, despite carrying head awkwardly.

Placed in a hurdle race, a NH flat race and a chase from eight starts. Third of 5 behind Frisco Depot beaten 3/4l at 7-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Fairyhouse over 2m 5f (soft) last month.

Showed plenty of ability in bumpers/over hurdles, and duly stepped up on chase debut effort when a close-up third to Frisco Depot at Fairyhouse (21f) latest, despite carrying head awkwardly.

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7
0U4U24
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Der Spieler (GER) 21

b g Singspiel - Dabara (Shardari)

7 11-12 t
121

Runner-up in a Grade 2 hurdle at Down Royal last term, and in the frame in 2 of his 4 starts over fences to date, finishing 5 lengths fourth to Colbert Station at Leopardstown (17f) latest.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 1f on good to soft ground, but that win was over two years ago. Finished 5l behind Colbert Station when fourth of 8 at 7-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Leopardstown over 2m 1f (yielding) last month.

Runner-up in a Grade 2 hurdle at Down Royal last term, and in the frame in 2 of his 4 starts over fences to date, finishing 5 lengths fourth to Colbert Station at Leopardstown (17f) latest.

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8
83F81P
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Fiery Oscar 27

b g Oscar - Euro Blazer (Phardante)

7 11-12
94

Capable over hurdles on his day, successful in a Tramore handicap on penultimate start, but went as if amiss at Fairyhouse since. Previous efforts in this sphere fail to inspire confidence.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on soft and heavy ground. Pulled up 4 out when 9-2 at Fairyhouse over 2m 4f (soft) in a hurdle race won by Caheronaun last month on his latest outing.

Capable over hurdles on his day, successful in a Tramore handicap on penultimate start, but went as if amiss at Fairyhouse since. Previous efforts in this sphere fail to inspire confidence.

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9
0/P-PPFP
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Harley Road 84

b g Quws - Marble Desire (Un Desperado)

9 11-9 t1
 - 

Yet to show any sign of ability in varied company.

Unplaced in all four starts. Pulled up having jumped the last when 66-1 here over 2m 4f (soft) in a chase won by Call The Police in November last year on his latest outing.

Yet to show any sign of ability in varied company.

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10
231-032
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Harpsy Cord 17

b g Accordion - Pitalina's Return (Bob's Return)

6 11-12
 - 

Landed the odds in maiden hurdle at Limerick (19f) last term, and placed both starts over fences to date, latterly chasing home Soll in a 2½m Down Royal maiden. Sets the standard on chase form.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 3f on soft ground. Beaten 4 1/2l by Soll when second of 10 at 11-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Down Royal over 2m 4f (heavy) earlier this month.

Landed the odds in maiden hurdle at Limerick (19f) last term, and placed both starts over fences to date, latterly chasing home Soll in a 2½m Down Royal maiden. Sets the standard on chase form.

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11
3PF849
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Milan Nua 7

br g Milan - Little Roo (King's Ride)

7 11-5 b1
 - 

Point winner who appeared to post an improved effort when 4½ lengths fourth of 11 to Oscar Dan Dan in 17f Navan maiden chase last month. However, failed to back that effort up at Naas since.

Yet to place in five starts. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Gates Of Rome when 9th of 16 on his latest outing in a chase at Naas over 2m 3f (soft) earlier this month.

Point winner who appeared to post an improved effort when 4½ lengths fourth of 11 to Oscar Dan Dan in 17f Navan maiden chase last month. However, failed to back that effort up at Naas since.

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12
00/7-050
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Pasou (FR) 132

g g Saint Preuil - Star Of China (Celestial Storm)

7 11-12
 - 

Poor form on completed starts over hurdles and easily dismissed now switched to the larger obstacles.

Unplaced in all eight starts. Beaten 13l behind Knockieran at 20-1 when 10th of 18 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Limerick over 2m 2f (yielding) in October last year.

Poor form on completed starts over hurdles and easily dismissed now switched to the larger obstacles.

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13
2-F785F
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Sole Witness 17

b g Witness Box - Deeco Valley (Satco)

8 11-5
 - 

Landed a handicap hurdle last term under testing conditions, but below par so far this term, and was beating a retreat when falling 2 out on chase debut at Down Royal latest.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m on heavy ground. Fell having jumped the last when 33-1 at Down Royal over 2m 4f (heavy) in a chase won by Soll earlier this month on his chase debut.

Landed a handicap hurdle last term under testing conditions, but below par so far this term, and was beating a retreat when falling 2 out on chase debut at Down Royal latest.

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14
F7618P
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Spring Wine 9

b g Jolly Jake - Johnny's Wager (Brush Aside)

8 11-12
 - 

Front runner who slipped the field when opening account in a 2m Tramore novice handicap hurdle in January (in cheekpieces). Tame effort on chase debut at Thurles recently, though.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on heavy ground. Pulled up having jumped the last when 50-1 at Thurles over 2m (heavy) in a chase won by Shootin The Breeze earlier this month on his chase debut.

Front runner who slipped the field when opening account in a 2m Tramore novice handicap hurdle in January (in cheekpieces). Tame effort on chase debut at Thurles recently, though.

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15
P/321-P0
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Star Of Hollywood 7

b g Supreme Leader - Sunbath (Krayyan)

9 11-12
 - 

Won maiden point at fourth attempt but shown nothing in 2 starts under Rules to date.

Unplaced in both NH starts. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Gates Of Rome when 10th of 16 on his latest outing in a chase at Naas over 2m 3f (soft) earlier this month.

Won maiden point at fourth attempt but shown nothing in 2 starts under Rules to date.

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16
1-7PC7F
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Steele's Rock 97

b g King's Theatre - Last Century (Glacial Storm)

Has won at this Course
C
6 11-12
 - 

Form over hurdles took off when faced with better ground last spring, successful here in March/April. Still well there when falling 2 out at Limerick latest, but faces no easy task on chase debut.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 4f on good and soft ground. Fell 2 out when 8-1 at Limerick over 2m 4f (soft) in a hurdle race won by The Lady Granuaile in November last year on his latest outing.

Form over hurdles took off when faced with better ground last spring, successful here in March/April. Still well there when falling 2 out at Limerick latest, but faces no easy task on chase debut.

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17
23-268
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Swanfold 17

b g Moscow Society - Candy Gale (Strong Gale)

6 11-9
 - 

Placed all 3 starts in points, the most recent in October, but hasn't shown enough in couple of starts under Rules (both in maiden chases) to make him of interest here.

Unplaced in both NH starts. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Soll when eighth of 10 on his latest outing in a chase at Down Royal over 2m 4f (heavy) earlier this month.

Placed all 3 starts in points, the most recent in October, but hasn't shown enough in couple of starts under Rules (both in maiden chases) to make him of interest here.

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18
9-72119
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Undertheboardwalk 16

b g Dr Massini - Bemyhostess (Bob Back)

6 11-12
 - 

Much improved over hurdles last year, scoring twice in that sphere in August. Never a threat on chase debut at Clonmel in maiden won by Odonimee (Ballyburke second) but open to improvement.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on good ground. Well beaten at 5-1 behind Odonimee when 9th of 13 on his chase debut at Clonmel over 2m (heavy) earlier this month.

Much improved over hurdles last year, scoring twice in that sphere in August. Never a threat on chase debut at Clonmel in maiden won by Odonimee (Ballyburke second) but open to improvement.

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DER SPIELER has taken some time to come to himself over the larger obstacles but with some experience under his belt now, the seven-year-old can break his duck. In a competitive event at Leopardstown latest, the gelded son of Singspiel wasn't disgraced back in fourth and this looks a more realistic assignment on paper. Elsewhere, Dantes King has threatened a win and should be closely considered in the build up, while the well-bred Harpsy Cord has the potential to be a useful chaser and should be thereabouts when push comes to shove.

2

14:05 Gowran Park (IRE) (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Red Mills Chase (grade 2)

2m 4f

Winner €26,000 - 5 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
213-312
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Rubi Light (FR) 52

b g Network - Genny Lights (Lights Out)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
7 11-10
164

Developed into high-class chaser, winner of the John Durkan at Punchestown (2½m) in December, prior to finishing a creditable second in the 3m Lexus Chase at Leopardstown. The one to beat.

Winner of a hurdle race and five chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from soft to soft - heavy. Beaten 9l by Synchronised when second of 9 at 9-4 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Lexus Chase at Leopardstown over 3m (good) in December last year.

Developed into high-class chaser, winner of the John Durkan at Punchestown (2½m) in December, prior to finishing a creditable second in the 3m Lexus Chase at Leopardstown. The one to beat.

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2
2-FU111
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Apt Approach 30

ch g Bob Back - Imminent Approach (Lord Americo)

Has won at this Course
C
Has won at this Distance
D
9 11-8 t
150

Unbeaten in 3 starts this term, gaining biggest victory to date when overcoming a mistake 3 out to beat Follow The Plan 4¼ lengths in a Grade 2 at Thurles (2½m) latest. Has to be taken seriously.

Winner of a hurdle race, a NH flat race and four chases from 2m to 3m on soft and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase when 9-10fav in the Group 2 Matty Ryan Memorial Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles over 2m 4f (soft) last month, beating Follow The Plan by 4 1/2l.

Unbeaten in 3 starts this term, gaining biggest victory to date when overcoming a mistake 3 out to beat Follow The Plan 4¼ lengths in a Grade 2 at Thurles (2½m) latest. Has to be taken seriously.

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3
18-U373
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Chicago Grey 23

g g Luso - Carrigeen Acer (Lord Americo)

Has won at this Distance
D
9 11-6 t
150

Developed into smart staying novice last term, and was going well when falling 2 out on return in a handicap at Cheltenham in October. Below par since, though, and stiffer test would be ideal.

Winner of three hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 4m on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Third of 5 behind Zaidpour beaten 15l at 25-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race here over 3m (soft) last month.

Developed into smart staying novice last term, and was going well when falling 2 out on return in a handicap at Cheltenham in October. Below par since, though, and stiffer test would be ideal.

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4
14P-13P
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The Fonze 30

br g Desert Sun - Ultimate Beat (Go And Go)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
11 11-3 p
147

Good strike-rate over jumps and won for the fifth time over fences at Tipperary in June. However, behind Apt Approach the last twice (pulled up in Grade 2 at Thurles latest), so plenty to find.

Has won six hurdle races and five chases from 2m to 2m 6f on ground varying from firm to heavy. Pulled up at the last when 16-1 in the Group 2 Matty Ryan Memorial Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles over 2m 4f (soft) in a Grade 2 chase won by Apt Approach last month on his latest outing.

Good strike-rate over jumps and won for the fifth time over fences at Tipperary in June. However, behind Apt Approach the last twice (pulled up in Grade 2 at Thurles latest), so plenty to find.

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5
666-442
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Trafford Lad (GB) 16

b g Tragic Role - Another Shuil (Duky)

Has won at this Distance
D
10 11-3 t p1
140

Can't have been the easiest to train, relatively lightly-raced since landing a Grade 1 novice chase at Fairyhouse in 2008/9. Good effort in minor event at Clonmel latest but up against it here.

Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race and three chases from 2m to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to heavy, but last win was over three years ago. Beaten 3/4l by Leanne when second of 5 at 8-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Clonmel over 2m 4f (heavy).

Can't have been the easiest to train, relatively lightly-raced since landing a Grade 1 novice chase at Fairyhouse in 2008/9. Good effort in minor event at Clonmel latest but up against it here.

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The 164-rated RUBI LIGHT sets a very good standard and is tough to oppose in this Grade 2. The gelded son of Network figures prominently towards the business end of the ante-post market for the Ryanair and the Grade 1 winner was by no means disgraced when a creditable runner-up behind Synchronised in the Lexus Chase last time. Apt Approach is feared most for Willie Mullins and will relish the soft ground under Paul Townend, with The Fonze completing the shortlist.

3

14:40 Gowran Park (IRE) (5YO plus)

Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Handicap Chase

2m 2f

Winner €11,730 - 13 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
569422
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Uncle Tom Cobley 20

b g King's Theatre - Platinum Leader (Supreme Leader)

8 11-3 t
130

Prominently-ridden type who tends to jump left but a safe enough conveyance on balance. Solid efforts in defeat the last twice, beaten ¾-length by Senior Again at Leopardstown (17f) latest.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m on soft and heavy ground. Beaten 3/4l by Senior Again when second of 11 at 13-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Leopardstown over 2m 1f (soft) last month.

Prominently-ridden type who tends to jump left but a safe enough conveyance on balance. Solid efforts in defeat the last twice, beaten ¾-length by Senior Again at Leopardstown (17f) latest.

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2
5-37491
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Oscar Dan Dan 34

b g Oscar - Warmley's Gem (Phardante)

Has won at this Distance
D
10 11-8
128

Progressed into a very smart hurdler at up to 3m during 2009/10. Failed to fire first 2 starts over fences but landed a maiden chase at Navan (17f) latest, and potentially very well treated here.

Winner of five hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m 1f to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. A winner at 9-1 in a chase at Navan over 2m 1f (soft - heavy) on his latest outing last month, beating Ross Na Righ by 3 1/2l.

Progressed into a very smart hurdler at up to 3m during 2009/10. Failed to fire first 2 starts over fences but landed a maiden chase at Navan (17f) latest, and potentially very well treated here.

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3
702137
i T

Last Time D'albain (FR) 21

b g Sassanian - Lightim (Lightning)

8 11-5
125

Hold-up sort who has got his act together over fences since going handicapping, off the mark at Navan (2½m) in December and not disgraced 2 starts since. Place possibilities in an open-looking race.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m and 2m 4f on heavy and yielding - soft ground. Beaten 14l behind Seabass at 18-1 when seventh of 22 on his latest outing in a chase at Leopardstown over 2m 5f (yielding) last month.

Hold-up sort who has got his act together over fences since going handicapping, off the mark at Navan (2½m) in December and not disgraced 2 starts since. Place possibilities in an open-looking race.

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4
455279
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Peak Raider 21

bay g Machiavellian - Desert Magic (Green Desert)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
8 11-0
125

Strong-travelling, hold-up sort who scored 3 times last term, twice over fences. Not disgraced in a valuable handicap hurdle at Leopardstown latest but others appeal as being better treated here.

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 2f on soft and heavy ground. Beaten 11l behind Citizenship at 16-1 when 9th of 30 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m (yielding) last month.

Strong-travelling, hold-up sort who scored 3 times last term, twice over fences. Not disgraced in a valuable handicap hurdle at Leopardstown latest but others appeal as being better treated here.

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5
0-48677
i T

The Sneezer 47

br g Topanoora - Bel Azur (Electric)

Has won at this Course
C
9 11-2
122

Rattled-up a hat-trick at up to 2½m over fences last term but form taken a dip since, beaten a long way in Cork handicap won by Jack Absolute last month.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Jack Absolute when seventh of 15 on his latest outing in a chase at Cork over 2m 4f (heavy) last month.

Rattled-up a hat-trick at up to 2½m over fences last term but form taken a dip since, beaten a long way in Cork handicap won by Jack Absolute last month.

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6
31-U522
i T

Kilflora (GB) 216

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

Has won at this Course
C
Has won at this Distance
D
9 10-13
119

Winning hurdler who opened his account over fences in a maiden chase over this trip at Thurles last term. Runner-up last 2 starts but needs to pull out more if he's to defy present mark here.

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 2m 2f on ground varying from good to soft to soft. Beaten 14l by Slieveardagh when second of 9 at 10-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Tipperary over 2m 1f (good) in July last year.

Winning hurdler who opened his account over fences in a maiden chase over this trip at Thurles last term. Runner-up last 2 starts but needs to pull out more if he's to defy present mark here.

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7
063-12P
i T

Rubert 47

b g Rudimentary - Pharaway Stream (Phardante)

9 10-13
119

Made it third time lucky over fences when landing a 2m maiden chase at Thurles in November. Creditable second at Cork next time but ran no sort of a race back there latest (jumped poorly).

A winner of a chase at 2m on soft - heavy ground. Pulled up 4 out when 17-2 at Cork over 2m 4f (heavy) in a chase won by Jack Absolute last month on his latest outing.

Made it third time lucky over fences when landing a 2m maiden chase at Thurles in November. Creditable second at Cork next time but ran no sort of a race back there latest (jumped poorly).

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8
024-583
i T

Arkendale 20

b g Portrait Gallery - Baby Alice (Top Of The World)

10 10-5 t b
118

None too consistent - and winless since October 2009 - but back to form when beaten a length into third behind Senior Again at Leopardstown (17f) latest, just behind runner-up Uncle Tom Cobley.

He has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from firm to soft, but last win was over two years ago. Third of 11 behind Senior Again beaten 1l at 33-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Leopardstown over 2m 1f (soft) last month.

None too consistent - and winless since October 2009 - but back to form when beaten a length into third behind Senior Again at Leopardstown (17f) latest, just behind runner-up Uncle Tom Cobley.

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9
1/8-061P
i T

Jack Absolute 23

g g Fantastic Light - Crepe Ginger (Sadler's Wells)

9 10-11 p
117

Handicap hurdler/chaser who was as good as ever when nailing Tinakellylad close home at Cork (2½m) last month. However, tame effort off this mark here since and one to treat with caution.

Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 2m 4f on soft and heavy ground. Pulled up having jumped the last when 13-2 here over 2m 4f (soft) in a chase won by Gentle Alice last month on his latest outing.

Handicap hurdler/chaser who was as good as ever when nailing Tinakellylad close home at Cork (2½m) last month. However, tame effort off this mark here since and one to treat with caution.

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10
050-306
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Will Jamie Run 51

b g Dr Massini - Fillo'srun (Commanche Run)

11 10-3 t
114

Struggled to recapture form last term but proved ability remains intact when third to Kilbane River in a 3m Limerick handicap chase on return. Not so good 2 starts since but couldn't rule out.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 5-1 when sixth of 12 on his latest outing in a chase at Limerick over 2m 6f (heavy) in December last year.

Struggled to recapture form last term but proved ability remains intact when third to Kilbane River in a 3m Limerick handicap chase on return. Not so good 2 starts since but couldn't rule out.

ATR.CoreDefinitions.Models.ContentRacingOld.RaceCardHorse?.horseName historical data/form
11
0459U0
i T

Selskar 28

b g Viking Ruler - Hope's Blue (Octagonal)

7 10-3 t b1
109

Failed to progress over fences after making a winning chasing debut at Cork (17f) in May, and failed to beat a rival home in 10-runner Naas handicap hurdle latest. First-time blinkers applied.

A winner of a chase at 2m 1f on good ground. Beaten 20l behind Pass The Hat at 12-1 when last of 10 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Naas over 2m (soft - heavy) last month.

Failed to progress over fences after making a winning chasing debut at Cork (17f) in May, and failed to beat a rival home in 10-runner Naas handicap hurdle latest. First-time blinkers applied.

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12
18-08F8
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Parnell Street 38

g g Great Palm - Fashionista (King's Theatre)

8 9-13
105

Best effort to date came when winning handicap chase at Limerick in 2010/11. No impact 4 completed starts since but he's on a fair mark, and would have every chance if putting his best foot forward.

A winner of a chase at 2m 3f on heavy ground. Well beaten at 12-1 behind Profit Margin when eighth of 16 on his latest outing in a chase at Fairyhouse over 2m 5f (soft - heavy) last month.

Best effort to date came when winning handicap chase at Limerick in 2010/11. No impact 4 completed starts since but he's on a fair mark, and would have every chance if putting his best foot forward.

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13
334534
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Hidden Diamond 28

g g Flemensfirth - Stormy Angel (Glacial Storm)

8 9-11
103

Maiden hurdler who has wasted little time in proving himself a better chaser, for all that he's yet to open his account. Efforts this term have been at least respectable, and place claims here.

Placed in a hurdle race and a chase from 20 starts. Finished 12l behind Lead Kindly Light when fourth of 13 at 8-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Naas over 2m (soft - heavy) last month.

Maiden hurdler who has wasted little time in proving himself a better chaser, for all that he's yet to open his account. Efforts this term have been at least respectable, and place claims here.

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Oscar Dan Dan looked back to his brilliant best when notching over the larger obstacles for the first time at Navan last month but slight preference is for KILFLORA. Philip Fenton's gelding looks feasibly treated off this mark of 119 having displayed renewed promise in novice company recently and, at the forecast prices, he looks the value bet. Uncle Tom Cobley rates pick of the remainder.

4

15:15 Gowran Park (IRE) (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Red Mills Trial Hurdle (grade 2)

2m

Winner €26,000 - 6 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
227-111
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Zaidpour (FR) 23

b g Red Ransom - Zainta (Kahyasi)

Has won at this Course
C
Has won at this Distance
D
6 11-12
162

Failed to live up to expectations after winning the Royal Bond as a novice but firmly back on track this term. Took the scalp of Voler La Vedette in a Grade 2 over 3m here latest. Hard to oppose.

Winner of five hurdle races from 2m to 3m on ground varying from soft to soft - heavy. A winner at 11-8 in a Grade 2 hurdle race here over 3m (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Voler La Vedette by 1l.

Failed to live up to expectations after winning the Royal Bond as a novice but firmly back on track this term. Took the scalp of Voler La Vedette in a Grade 2 over 3m here latest. Hard to oppose.

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2
700570
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Gimli's Rock 6

b g Rock Of Gibraltar - Beltisaal (Belmez)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 11-10
136

Slick hurdler and scored 4 times over timber in 2010, including in Grade 2 at Down Royal. However, well below par so far this season and one to treat with caution (has looked reluctant).

Winner of five hurdle races from 2m to 2m 2f on good and yielding ground. Beaten 6l behind Dul Ar An Ol at 16-1 when 10th of 20 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m (good to soft) earlier this month.

Slick hurdler and scored 4 times over timber in 2010, including in Grade 2 at Down Royal. However, well below par so far this season and one to treat with caution (has looked reluctant).

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3
172-124
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Prima Vista (GB) 62

b g Singspiel - Papering (Shaadi)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 11-10 t
141

Progressed nicely last term, winning 3 times, including a Grade 2 at Fairyhouse. Looked badly in need of the run when last of 4 behind Zaidpour at Navan (2½m) on return in December.

He has won three hurdle races and a NH flat race at 2m on good and soft - heavy ground. Well beaten at 9-2 behind Zaidpour when last of 4 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Tara Hurdle at Navan over 2m 4f (heavy) in December last year.

Progressed nicely last term, winning 3 times, including a Grade 2 at Fairyhouse. Looked badly in need of the run when last of 4 behind Zaidpour at Navan (2½m) on return in December.

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4
51218-2
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Darwins Fox (FR) 14

bay g Kahyasi - Parcelle De Sou (Ajdayt)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-4
133

Took well to hurdles last season winning twice, and lost little caste in defeat on belated return at Fairyhouse (2m), beaten ½-length by Abou Ben. Likely to find this company too hot, though.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m on soft and soft - heavy ground. Beaten 1/2l by Abou Ben when second of 11 at 11-4jt-fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Fairyhouse over 2m (heavy) earlier this month.

Took well to hurdles last season winning twice, and lost little caste in defeat on belated return at Fairyhouse (2m), beaten ½-length by Abou Ben. Likely to find this company too hot, though.

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5
8-13125
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Kalann 20

b g Barathea - Karkiyla (Darshaan)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 11-3
144

Progressive hurdler, winning minor event at Cheltenham in October, prior to chasing home The Real Article in a Grade 2 at Down Royal (2m). Out of his depth in the Irish Champion Hurdle last time.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on good to firm and good ground. Well beaten at 100-1 behind Hurricane Fly when last of 5 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown over 2m (soft) last month.

Progressive hurdler, winning minor event at Cheltenham in October, prior to chasing home The Real Article in a Grade 2 at Down Royal (2m). Out of his depth in the Irish Champion Hurdle last time.

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6
33311-0
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Silas Mariner 6

b g Indian Danehill - Fancy Boots (Salt Dome)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 11-3 p
121

Free-going sort who improved with cheekpieces fitted in 2010, winning twice in this sphere. However, well held on return from lengthy absence at Leopardstown recently, and up against it here.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on heavy and soft - heavy ground. Beaten 18l behind Dul Ar An Ol at 33-1 when 16th of 20 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m (good to soft) earlier this month.

Free-going sort who improved with cheekpieces fitted in 2010, winning twice in this sphere. However, well held on return from lengthy absence at Leopardstown recently, and up against it here.

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Look no further than ZAIDPOUR. This doesn't look the greatest renewal of the Red Mills Trial Hurdle, which Dunguib won 12 months ago, and Willie Mullins' gelding will take some stopping. He got the upper hand over the classy mare Voler La Vedette when stepped up in trip here last month and, with Grade 1 winning form over 2m in the book, he is tough to oppose. Kalann and Darwins Fox are expected to fight it out for minor honours.

5

15:50 Gowran Park (IRE) (4YO only)

Shantou At Burgage Stud Maiden Hurdle

2m

Winner €7,246 - 17 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
2
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Around The Clock (USA) 52

bay g Bernardini - Plenty Of Light (Colony Light)

4 11-7
 - 

Modest peformer overall on the level for Amanda Perrett but did little wrong on hurdling bow at Limerick (2m) in December, finishing 1¾ lengths second of 15 to Arnaud. Clearly the one to beat.

Beaten 1 3/4l by Arnaud when second of 15 at 33-1 on his NH debut in a maiden hurdle race at Limerick over 2m (heavy) in December last year.

Modest peformer overall on the level for Amanda Perrett but did little wrong on hurdling bow at Limerick (2m) in December, finishing 1¾ lengths second of 15 to Arnaud. Clearly the one to beat.

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2
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Ballynacree

b g Westerner - Noeleen's Choice (Montelimar)

4 11-0
 - 

Quite a costly purchase, and not hard to see why, being by Westerner out of a half-sister to the smart Risk Accessor. However, jockey bookings suggest that Knocklong is the stable's first-string.

Dam a lightly raced maiden.

Quite a costly purchase, and not hard to see why, being by Westerner out of a half-sister to the smart Risk Accessor. However, jockey bookings suggest that Knocklong is the stable's first-string.

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3
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Black Waterfall (GB)

b g Winged Love - Niveole (Soviet Star)

4 11-2
 - 

Half-brother to 3 winners in France but yard's newcomers tend to come on for a run.

Half-brother to Nostrana, won twice at 7f including a Group 3 race.

Half-brother to 3 winners in France but yard's newcomers tend to come on for a run.

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4
0
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Casimir Road 21 (15F)

b g High Chaparral - Six Nations (Danzig)

4 11-7
 - 

Fair maiden on the Flat, runner-up in a minor event over 1m at Dundalk recently, but nearer last than first on hurdling bow at Leopardstown last month.

Well beaten at 66-1 behind Darroun when 21st of 25 on his NH debut in a maiden hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m (yielding) last month.

Fair maiden on the Flat, runner-up in a minor event over 1m at Dundalk recently, but nearer last than first on hurdling bow at Leopardstown last month.

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5
P
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Castle Park 160

ch g Spartacus - Meritorious (St Jovite)

4 11-7
 - 

No show sole Flat outing and subsequently pulled up on debut in this sphere.

Pulled up having jumped the last when 50-1 at Listowel over 2m (soft) in a hurdle race won by One Cool Shabra in September last year on his NH debut in a hurdle race.

No show sole Flat outing and subsequently pulled up on debut in this sphere.

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6
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Cause Of Causes (USA) (118F)

bay g Dynaformer - Angel In My Heart (Rainbow Quest)

4 11-7
 - 

Twice-raced on the Flat for Pascal Bary in France, winning an 11f maiden by 8 lengths on debut. Fetched €52,000 when sold in November and one to note in the betting on hurdling bow.

Finished behind Mourasana when sixth of 7 at 7-4fav on his racecourse debut at Longchamp over 1m 4f (good) in October last year. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with P Bary in France.

Twice-raced on the Flat for Pascal Bary in France, winning an 11f maiden by 8 lengths on debut. Fetched €52,000 when sold in November and one to note in the betting on hurdling bow.

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7
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Dysios (134F)

b g Invincible Spirit - Hataana (Robellino)

4 11-7
 - 

Dual winner on the Flat for Luca Cumani, albeit at a lowly level. Unproven beyond 1¼m on the level, so stamina has to be taken on trust.

Finished 2 1/2l behind Shamdarley when fifth of 19 at 13-2 on his latest outing at York over 1m 2f (good) in October last year. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with L M Cumani.

Dual winner on the Flat for Luca Cumani, albeit at a lowly level. Unproven beyond 1¼m on the level, so stamina has to be taken on trust.

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8
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Enchanted Forest (197F)

b g Galileo - Halland Park Lass (Spectrum)

4 11-0
 - 

Fair maiden on the Flat for Aidan O'Brien at up to 1½m. Could be the type to make his mark over hurdles, though probably best watched this time unless the betting suggests otherwise.

Finished 4 1/2l behind Quaintly when fourth of 9 at 13-2 on his latest outing at Tipperary over 1m 4f (good to firm) in August last year. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with A P O'Brien in Ireland.

Fair maiden on the Flat for Aidan O'Brien at up to 1½m. Could be the type to make his mark over hurdles, though probably best watched this time unless the betting suggests otherwise.

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9
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Knocklong

b g Milan - Banningham Blaze (Averti)

4 11-7
 - 

Not the most costly of purchases but plenty of positives to glean from pedigree. Appears to be the yard's first-string ahead of Ballynacree, and interesting to see if he attracts support.

Dam won four times over the flat at 1m 4f and 1m 6f, over hurdles at 2m 3f and in an all-weather flat race at 1m 4f.

Not the most costly of purchases but plenty of positives to glean from pedigree. Appears to be the yard's first-string ahead of Ballynacree, and interesting to see if he attracts support.

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10
0
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Liberty's Gift 21 (8F)

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

4 11-7
 - 

Winner over 1m on the Flat last year but failed to pull up any trees on hurdles debut at Leopardstown last month, and well beaten back on the level at Dundalk since.

Well beaten at 50-1 behind Darroun when 16th of 25 on his NH debut in a maiden hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m (yielding) last month.

Winner over 1m on the Flat last year but failed to pull up any trees on hurdles debut at Leopardstown last month, and well beaten back on the level at Dundalk since.

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11
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Live At Five

b g Milan - Banbury Cross (Supreme Leader)

4 11-7
 - 

Good pedigree, being by Milan and a brother to bumper/hurdles winner Rourke´s Cross and bumper winner The Paparrazi Kid. Worth a second look in the market.

Full brother to Rourke's Cross, won in NH flat race at 2m and over hurdles at 2m 4f.

Good pedigree, being by Milan and a brother to bumper/hurdles winner Rourke´s Cross and bumper winner The Paparrazi Kid. Worth a second look in the market.

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12
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Quigleys Express

b g Indian Danehill - Vic's Queen (Old Vic)

4 11-0
 - 

By no means a write-off judged on pedigree but stable not synonymous with winning newcomers.

Dam unraced.

By no means a write-off judged on pedigree but stable not synonymous with winning newcomers.

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13
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Shamar (FR) (113F)

b c Dr Fong - Shamalana (Sinndar)

4 11-7
 - 

Won twice on the Flat in France for Alain de Royer Dupre in 2011 and sold for €125,000 out of that yard in November. Interesting recruit to hurdling and market support would look significant.

Finished 2 1/4l behind Prince D'alienor when fifth of 7 on his latest outing at Longchamp over 1m (good to soft) in October last year. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with A De Royer-Dupre in France.

Won twice on the Flat in France for Alain de Royer Dupre in 2011 and sold for €125,000 out of that yard in November. Interesting recruit to hurdling and market support would look significant.

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14
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Faustina Pius

b f Antonius Pius - Out In The Sun (It's Freezing)

4 10-7
 - 

Just moderately appealing on paper, and entitled to come on for the run.

Half-sister to Aquila Oculus, won four times over the flat between 1m and 1m 4f and three times over hurdles at 2m.

Just moderately appealing on paper, and entitled to come on for the run.

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15
U0
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Light Footsteps 21

b f Footstepsinthesand - Azurine (Spectrum)

4 11-0
 - 

Just a modest maiden on the Flat up to 1m and tailed off sole completed start in this sphere to date.

Unplaced in both starts over hurdles. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Darroun when last of 25 on her latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m (yielding) last month.

Just a modest maiden on the Flat up to 1m and tailed off sole completed start in this sphere to date.

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16
P
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Our Pearl 49

b f Oratorio - Josh's Pearl (Sadler's Wells)

4 10-11
 - 

Has shown no form on the Flat and pulled up on hurdling bow (lost both front shoes).

Pulled up 4 out when 100-1 at Punchestown over 2m (heavy) in a maiden hurdle race won by Shadow Catcher in December last year on her NH debut in a hurdle race.

Has shown no form on the Flat and pulled up on hurdling bow (lost both front shoes).

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17
00
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Tarkeeba 7

ch f Halling - Zarara (Manila)

4 11-0
 - 

In frame 3 of her 4 starts on Flat (up to 1¾m) for Roger Varian in Britain but well held both starts in maiden hurdles.

Unplaced in both starts over hurdles. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Bat Masterson when 19th of 24 on her latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Naas over 2m (soft) earlier this month.

In frame 3 of her 4 starts on Flat (up to 1¾m) for Roger Varian in Britain but well held both starts in maiden hurdles.

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SHAMAR boasts some useful form on the level in France and Willie Mullins' 125,000 euro recruit is expected to make it a winning debut. Having won on heavy ground at Compiegne in October last year, he should relish the underfoot conditions here and strong market vibes would indicate a big run is expected. Of the others, Around The Clock can build on his Limerick effort, while the well-bred Live At Five is also noteworthy on debut.

6

16:25 Gowran Park (IRE) (4YO plus)

Goresbridge Handicap Hurdle (81-123)

2m 4f

Winner €10,006 - 15 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
26118-3
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Persian Gayle 20

br g Lord Americo - Hi Honey (Perian Mews)

Has won at this Distance
D
8 11-12
122

Dual winner over hurdles in 2010, and cracking effort on return from 13 months off/debut for new yard at Leopardstown (2½m) last month, finishing 3¾ lengths third of 20 to Ros Brin. Merits respect.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 4f on good to firm and good ground. Third of 20 behind Ros Brin beaten 4l at 20-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

Dual winner over hurdles in 2010, and cracking effort on return from 13 months off/debut for new yard at Leopardstown (2½m) last month, finishing 3¾ lengths third of 20 to Ros Brin. Merits respect.

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2
8-225F6
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Mubrook (USA) 20

b g Alhaarth - Zomaradah (Deploy)

7 11-5 p
115

Signed off last season with a good second at Killarney, and filled the same spot when chasing home Double Seven at Tipperary in October. Not so good since, though, and needs to bounce back.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on heavy ground, but that win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 14-1 behind Ros Brin when sixth of 20 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

Signed off last season with a good second at Killarney, and filled the same spot when chasing home Double Seven at Tipperary in October. Not so good since, though, and needs to bounce back.

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3
02U5-81
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Colls Corner 7

ch g Beneficial - Pandoras Hope (Carefree Dancer)

Has won at this Distance
D