Thurles 01 March 2012

Draw Advantage: None
Going: Soft to Heavy

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1

14:25 Thurles (IRE) (5YO plus)

Bet On Your Mobile With Boylesports.com Chase

2m 2f

Winner €14,950 - 5 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
343353
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Saludos 4

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

15 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.

Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race and two chases at 2m on soft and heavy ground. Third of 6 behind Seabass beaten 11l at 12-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 paddypower.com Chase at Naas over 2m (soft) last month.

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.

Saludos historical data/form
2
37/703P
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Shakervilz (FR) 35

b g Villez - Zamsara (Zino)

Has won at this Course
C
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
16 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.

Winner of four hurdle races, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Pulled up having jumped the last when 7-1jt-fav at Gowran Park over 3m (soft) in a chase won by On His Own in January on his latest outing.

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.

Shakervilz historical data/form
3
130R63
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Kakagh 21

b g Tel Quel - Pheisty (Faustus)

Has won at this Course
C
15 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.

He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on heavy and yielding - soft ground. Third of 11 behind Quarryvale beaten 19l at 14-1 on his latest outing in a chase here over 2m 6f (heavy) last month.

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.

Kakagh historical data/form
4
1-U522U
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Kilflora (GB) 12

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

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
16 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.

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. Unseated rider when 12-1 at Gowran Park over 2m 2f (soft) in a chase won by Jack Absolute last month on his latest outing.

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.

Kilflora historical data/form
5
PF1234
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Tango Banbou (FR) 14

b g Until Sundown - Lady Banbou (Useful)

12 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.

Successful in a NH flat race and a chase at 1m 4f and 2m 1f on good to soft ground. Well beaten at 9-2 behind Bishopsfurze when fourth of 5 on his latest outing in a chase at Clonmel over 2m (soft) last month.

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.

Tango Banbou historical data/form

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.

2

14:55 Thurles (IRE) (5YO plus)

Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Mares Beginners Chase

2m 2f

Winner €7,934 - 11 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
P/PP-0
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Carrigeen Aceria 36

g m Luso - Carrigeen Acer (Lord Americo)

14 11-2
 - 

Showed nothing in 3 points or a bumper at Limerick.

Well beaten at 50-1 behind Scrapper Jack when 12th of 15 on her racecourse debut at Limerick over 2m (heavy) in January.

Showed nothing in 3 points or a bumper at Limerick.

Carrigeen Aceria historical data/form
2
3-31533
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Dare To Doubt (GB) 21

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

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
15 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.

Winner of three hurdle races and two NH flat races from 2m to 2m 3f on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Third of 16 behind Carrigeen Lechuga beaten 15l at evens fav on her latest outing in a chase here over 2m 6f (heavy) last month.

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.

Dare To Doubt historical data/form
3
P-32331
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Feisty Lass 32

ch m Flemensfirth - Back The Queen (Bob Back)

13 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.

Feisty Lass historical data/form
4
24706/5
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Imaculate Rose 14

br m Gulland - Stoned Imaculate (Durgam)

15 11-4
 - 

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

Placed in a hurdle race from eight starts. Finished 17l behind Red Memo when fifth of 10 at 20-1 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Clonmel over 2m (soft) last month.

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

Imaculate Rose historical data/form
5
03-5833
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Lough Donnell Mist (GB) 172

b m Presenting - Ardrom (Ardross)

15 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.

Placed in three hurdle races and a NH flat race from ten starts. Third of 16 behind Knockieran beaten 7l at 14-1 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Listowel over 2m 4f (soft) in September last year.

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.

Lough Donnell Mist historical data/form
6
3U2F33
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Mayo Mystique 21

b m Heron Island - Van Castle (Corrouge)

15 11-2
 - 

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.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on yielding - soft ground. Third of 14 behind Shootin The Breeze beaten 8l at 6-1 on her latest outing in a chase here over 2m (heavy) last month.

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.

Mayo Mystique historical data/form
7
0008-FU
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Play The Wing (GB) 59

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

14 11-2 t
 - 

Yet to better poor form.

Unplaced in all eight starts. Unseated rider when 33-1 at Cork over 2m 4f (heavy) in a hurdle race won by Ocean Bright in January on her latest outing.

Yet to better poor form.

Play The Wing historical data/form
8
10/4P-34
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Present Promise 292

b m Presenting - Beachgrove Thyne (Good Thyne)

15 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.

Placed in a chase from four starts. Finished 6l behind Sorted when fourth of 13 at 12-1 on her latest outing in a chase at Kilbeggan over 2m 4f (good to firm) in May last year.

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.

Present Promise historical data/form
9
10644
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Sure Thyne 89

bay m Definite Article - Proverbial Thyne (Good Thyne)

13 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.

Yet to place in four starts. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Toostrong when fourth of 16 on her latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Fairyhouse over 2m 2f (soft) in December last year.

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.

Sure Thyne historical data/form
10
9-478F7
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Twin Plan 7

ch m Beneficial - Valley (Flemensfirth)

14 11-7 p
 - 

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

Placed in a hurdle race from 11 starts. Well beaten at 25-1 behind Howryafeelin when seventh of 13 on her latest outing in a maiden hurdle race here over 2m 6f (soft - heavy) last month.

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

Twin Plan historical data/form
11
845040
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Unconditional 19

b m Oscar - Maith An Cailin (Toulon)

12 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.

Unplaced in all six starts. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Colls Corner when 14th of 19 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Naas over 2m (soft) last month.

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.

Unconditional historical data/form

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.

3

15:25 Thurles (IRE) (5YO plus)

Ballycahill Beginners Chase

3m

Winner €5,520 - 11 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
0-44P36
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Big Game Hunter 29

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

13 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.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good - yielding ground. Well beaten at 10-1 behind Soll when sixth of 10 on his latest outing in a chase at Down Royal over 2m 4f (heavy) last month.

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.

Big Game Hunter historical data/form
2
P-41F6
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Breens Boy 25

b g Pierre - Ringbeam (Good Thyne)

Has won at this Distance
D
13 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.

Unplaced in both NH starts. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Morning Assembly when sixth of 9 on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Punchestown over 2m (heavy) last month.

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.

Breens Boy historical data/form
3
R21-P70
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Castlesaffron 12

ch g Bob Back - Rigorous (Generous)

Has won at this Distance
D
16 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.

Unplaced in both NH starts. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Harpsy Cord when 11th of 18 on his latest outing in a chase at Gowran Park over 2m 2f (soft) last month.

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.

Castlesaffron historical data/form
4
3P40-P5
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Ce Mhead 47

b g Witness Box - Country Project (Project Manager)

13 11-5
 - 

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

Yet to place in four starts. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Carloswayback when fifth of 13 on his latest outing in a chase at Punchestown over 2m 4f (heavy) in January.

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

Ce Mhead historical data/form
5
566706
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Cooldine Run 60

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

Has won at this Distance
D
15 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.

Yet to place in nine starts. Finished 17l behind Spring Wine when sixth of 11 at 16-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Tramore over 2m (heavy) in January.

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.

Cooldine Run historical data/form
6
2314/2-P
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Next Week 25

b g Topanoora - Elegant Kate (Good Thyne)

Has won at this Distance
D
17 11-9
 - 

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.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good ground, but that win was over two years ago. Beaten 7l by Glantara when second of 10 at 4-1 on his chase debut at Killarney over 2m 6f (good) in July '10.

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.

Next Week historical data/form
7
F/3153-0
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Paddy The Oscar 21

b g Oscar - Parsonage (The Parson)

Has won at this Distance
D
16 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.

Placed in a chase from three starts. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Mini Vic when 11th of 13 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race here over 2m 6f (heavy) last month.

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.

Paddy The Oscar historical data/form
8
F60/0-62
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Pocketfullapennies 14

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

13 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.

Placed in a chase from six starts. Beaten 2 1/4l by Mr Eko when second of 14 at 10-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Clonmel over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

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.

Pocketfullapennies historical data/form
9
1-2109P
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West Cork Flash 64

ch g Windsor Castle - Galley Flash (Phardante)

Has won at this Distance
D
15 11-5 p
 - 

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

Unplaced in all six starts. Pulled up 3 out when 33-1 at Limerick over 2m 6f (heavy) in a chase won by Medical Card in December last year on his chase debut.

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

West Cork Flash historical data/form
10
96F18U
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Bb Bonita 21

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

Has won at this Distance
D
13 10-12
 - 

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

Unplaced in all ten starts. Unseated rider when 80-1 here over 2m 6f (heavy) in a chase won by Carrigeen Lechuga last month on her chase debut.

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

Bb Bonita historical data/form
11
0041P/P
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Deeshan 59

b m Anshan - Deirdres Pet (Be My Native)

Has won at this Distance
D
18 11-2 b
 - 

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

Yet to place in 14 starts. Pulled up 3 out when 50-1 at Cork over 2m 4f (heavy) in a chase won by Belle Brook in January on her latest outing.

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

Deeshan historical data/form

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.

4

15:55 Thurles (IRE) (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Boylesports.com Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle (grade 2)

2m 4f

Winner €26,000 - 6 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
23-2111
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Folsom Blue 28

b g Old Vic - Spirit Leader (Supreme Leader)

Has won at this Course
C
12 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.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 6f on soft and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 2-1fav at Clonmel over 2m 6f (heavy) last month, beating Castle Wings by 9l.

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.

Folsom Blue historical data/form
2
21-0213
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Caolaneoin 25

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

13 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.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m on soft and heavy ground. Third of 6 behind Trifolium beaten 18l at 7-2 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Racing UK Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown over 2m (heavy) last month.

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.

Caolaneoin historical data/form
3
2113P1
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Bridgets Pet 19

ch g Arakan - Classy Act (Lycius)

12 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.

He has won a hurdle race and two NH flat races from 2m to 2m 3f on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 7-2 in a maiden hurdle race at Naas over 2m 3f (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Troubled by 1/2l.

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.

Bridgets Pet historical data/form
4
913122
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Lyreen Legend 32

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

12 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.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on heavy ground. Beaten 2 1/4l by Boston Bob when second of 11 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Synergy Security Solutions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown over 2m 4f (soft) in January.

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.

Lyreen Legend historical data/form
5
41-1
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Toostrong (FR) 89

ch g Network - Fleurissa (Dress Parade)

12 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.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 1m 5f and 2m 2f on soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race when 4-5fav at Fairyhouse over 2m 2f (soft) in December last year, beating Star Neuville by 1 3/4l.

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.

Toostrong historical data/form
6
131
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Hats And Heels 53

b m Flemensfirth - Great Cullen (Simply Great)

12 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.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 3f on soft and soft - heavy ground. Won on her latest outing in a maiden hurdle race when 5-6fav at Naas over 2m 3f (soft - heavy) in January, beating Beef To The Heels by 5l.

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.

Hats And Heels historical data/form

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.

5

16:25 Thurles (IRE) (6YO plus)

Killinan Maiden Hurdle

2m

Winner €5,174 - 15 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
P-00
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Ash Supreme 11

b g Lahib - Jaynes Supreme (Supreme Leader)

13 11-4 t b1
 - 

Showed nothing in bumpers or a maiden hurdle.

Yet to place in three starts. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Oconnells Pike when 18th of 20 on his hurdling debut at Navan over 2m (yielding - soft) last month.

Showed nothing in bumpers or a maiden hurdle.

Ash Supreme historical data/form
2
2/43
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Bold Banks 21

b g Taipan - A Womans Heart (Supreme Leader)

16 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.

Placed in a hurdle race and a NH flat race from three starts. Third of 18 behind Lamb Or Cod beaten 3/4l at 7-1 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race over this course and distance (heavy) last month.

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.

Bold Banks historical data/form
3
090
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Dark Raven (GB) 28

b g Fraam - Oatis Rose (Oats)

13 10-11
 - 

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.

Unplaced in all three starts. Well beaten at 50-1 behind Alf Wright when 10th of 15 on his hurdling debut at Clonmel over 2m (heavy) last month.

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.

Dark Raven historical data/form
4
19/2-99
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Doctor Henry 8

b g Dr Massini - Russian Ballerina (Moscow Society)

13 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.

Placed in a NH flat race from four starts. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Competitive Edge when 9th of 14 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Punchestown over 2m (heavy) last month.

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.

Doctor Henry historical data/form
5
PP
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Duhallowcountry 46

b g Beneficial - Milltown Lass (Mister Lord)

13 11-4
 - 

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

Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Richard Harding in Ireland.

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

Duhallowcountry historical data/form
6
3-60435
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Fourth Class 26

br g Lahib - Our Deadly (Phardante)

15 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.

Placed in a hurdle race, a NH flat race and a chase from ten starts. Finished 13l behind Lead Kindly Light when fifth of 10 at 6-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Fairyhouse over 2m 1f (heavy) last month.

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.

Fourth Class historical data/form
7
0-
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Giddyupletsgo 579

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

14 11-4
 - 

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

Well beaten at 50-1 behind Baracas when 17th of 19 on his racecourse debut at Galway over 2m (good to firm) in July '10. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Ronald Curran in Ireland.

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

Giddyupletsgo historical data/form
8
2PF2-22
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King Of The Refs 15

b g Zagreb - Regal Pursuit (Roi Danzig)

14 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.

Placed in six hurdle races from ten starts. Beaten 1 1/4l by Clashnabrook when second of 9 at 4-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Fairyhouse over 2m 4f (soft - heavy) last month.

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.

King Of The Refs historical data/form
9
PP/0
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Liam O' Haodha 18

b g Lahib - Nellies Choice (Shardari)

14 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.

Well beaten at 50-1 behind Pique Sous when 11th of 12 on his racecourse debut at Leopardstown over 2m (good to soft) last month.

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.

Liam O' Haodha historical data/form
10
P-95
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Maccool 14

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

13 10-13
 - 

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).

Yet to place in three starts over hurdles. Well beaten at 50-1 behind Edeymi when fifth of 18 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Clonmel over 2m (soft) last month.

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).

Maccool historical data/form
11
F033UP
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My Brother Pat 21

ch g Moscow Society - Simply Hip (Doubletour)

14 11-4
 - 

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

Unplaced in all three starts. Pulled up 3 out when 50-1 here over 2m 6f (heavy) in a maiden hurdle race won by Mini Vic last month on his latest outing.

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

My Brother Pat historical data/form
12
P3P/
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Stowree Bud 701

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

14 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.

Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with P M J Doyle in Ireland.

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.

Stowree Bud historical data/form
13
PP-PPPP
T

Ballylackens Dream 60

b m Oscar - Just Stars (Supreme Leader)

13 10-8
 - 

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

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

Ballylackens Dream historical data/form
14
F21-00
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Rare Benefit 21

b m Beneficial - Rare Luck (Rare One)

14 10-8
 - 

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.

Unplaced in both starts over hurdles. Well beaten at 50-1 behind Lamb Or Cod when 12th of 18 on her latest outing in a maiden hurdle race over this course and distance (heavy) last month.

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.

Rare Benefit historical data/form
15
9-0
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Sparta Rebel 21

g m Spartacus - Safkana (Doyoun)

13 10-6
 - 

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

Unplaced in both starts over hurdles. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Lamb Or Cod when 10th of 18 on her latest outing in a maiden hurdle race over this course and distance (heavy) last month.

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

Sparta Rebel historical data/form

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.

6

16:55 Thurles (IRE) (4YO plus)

Tipperary (lady Riders) Handicap Hurdle (80-102)

2m

Winner €5,520 - 14 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
277-609
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Driveheron 42

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

12 11-9 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.

Placed in a hurdle race from six NH starts. Well beaten at 25-1 behind Argocat when 9th of 17 on her latest outing in a maiden hurdle race over this course and distance (soft) in January.

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.

Driveheron historical data/form
2
44-9232
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Owennacurra Milan 21

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

Has won at this Distance
D
14 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.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on soft ground. Beaten 11l by Immediate Response when second of 12 at 8-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race here over 2m 6f (heavy) last month.

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.

Owennacurra Milan historical data/form
3
50-8196
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Sacre Malta (FR) 29

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

13 11-7
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.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 5f on soft ground. Well beaten at 25-1 behind Mark Me Up when sixth of 8 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Down Royal over 2m (heavy) last month.

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.

Sacre Malta historical data/form
4
6R5P31
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Oscar Hill 36

b g Oscar - Elizabeth Tudor (Supreme Leader)

13 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.

A winner at 9-2 in a chase at Musselburgh over 2m 4f (good) on his latest outing in January, beating Red Tanber by 14l.

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.

Oscar Hill historical data/form
5
923129
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Sorted 19

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

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
14 11-8
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.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m and 2m 4f on good to firm and heavy ground. Beaten 16l behind Colls Corner at 4-1fav when 9th of 19 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Naas over 2m (soft) last month.

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.

Sorted historical data/form
6
282-431
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Beckwith Star 60

bay g Flemensfirth - Cooleens Lady (Supreme Leader)

Has won at this Distance
D
14 11-5
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.

Won on his latest outing in a chase when 11-4fav at Tramore over 2m (heavy) in January, beating Mount Welcome by 11l.

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.

Beckwith Star historical data/form
7
7P2290
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Oxalido (FR) 144

b g Brier Creek - Galene De Saisy (Montorselli)

Has won at this Distance
D
17 11-5
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.

He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to yielding, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 16-1 when 17th of 18 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Limerick over 2m 6f (yielding) in October last year.

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.

Oxalido historical data/form
8
402006
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Starling Lady (GB) 7

b m Tamure - Ryewater Dream (Touching Wood)

14 11-1 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.

Placed in two hurdle races from 11 starts. Finished 19l behind Snow Spell when sixth of 10 at 7-1 on her latest outing in a hurdle race over this course and distance (soft - heavy) last month.

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.

Starling Lady historical data/form
9
644F40
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Simon Says 98

b m Beneficial - Carrigkem (Kemal)

15 10-12
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.

Unplaced in all nine starts. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Better Times when 14th of 18 on her latest outing in a maiden hurdle race here over 2m 2f (heavy) in November last year.

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.

Simon Says historical data/form
10
F6579
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Bestseller (GER) 21

b g Tiger Hill - Book Of Love (Formidable)

14 10-8
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.

Unplaced in all four starts. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Lamb Or Cod when 9th of 18 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race over this course and distance (heavy) last month.

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.

Bestseller historical data/form
11
67/9
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Holy Show 26

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

16 10-8
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.

Yet to place in three starts. Well beaten at 80-1 behind The Bosses Cousin when 9th of 18 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Fairyhouse over 2m (heavy) last month.

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.

Holy Show historical data/form
12
600528
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Cantrell 29

b g High Roller - Executive Seat (Executive Perk)

Has won at this Distance
D
16 10-6 p
87

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

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on yielding ground. Well beaten at 13-2 behind Followmeuptocarlow when eighth of 13 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Down Royal over 2m 4f (heavy) last month.

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

Cantrell historical data/form
13
44-1560
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Benalma 189

bay g Beneficial - Our Alma (Be My Native)

17 10-3
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.

He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 2m 4f to 2m 6f on good to soft and soft ground. Well beaten at 8-1 behind Armaramak when 11th of 14 on his latest outing in a chase at Killarney over 2m 4f (good to soft) in August last year.

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.

Benalma historical data/form
14
000770
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