18:40 Ballinrobe Mon 12 August 2019

  • Yupana Inc California Handicap Hurdle (80-95)
  • 2m 180y, Soft
  • 11 Runners
  • Winner€6,206.002nd€2,006.003rd€956.004th€431.005th€221.006th€115.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:4m 10.5sOff time:18:44:48
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1
511-12OR: 95
12/1

Winner of just one of his nine starts over hurdles, coming over 12 months ago in a Limerick handicap off a 6lb lower mark. Still looks in the grip of the handicapper.

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2
611-12OR: 95
7/2

Not in the form required to play a major role in this contest on the balance of his hurdling efforts since May.

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3
1111-9OR: 92CD
10/3

Stingy return of just one hurdle success in 29 starts. Sole win came over C&D two years ago off a 6lb lower mark. Little sign of a return to winning ways looking at the King's Theatre gelding's efforts at Down Royal and more recently at Cork.

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4
611-7OR: 90
11/1

Off the mark for connections over hurdles at the ninth time of asking when landing a Wexford 2m handicap off a 5lb lower mark in April. Well held since and others look more compelling.

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5
811-6OR: 89
5/1

Running well in defeat in two of his last three starts over timber, including when fifth of 16 behind Pump Road here last month. Return to this trip should suit and not without a chance in first-time cheekpieces.

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6
811-5OR: 88
16/1

Struggled twice on the Flat following a return from a 705-day absence before a further defeat at the Galway festival earlier this month. First-time cheekpieces added and best watched for the time being unless market vibes suggest otherwise.

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8
611-2OR: 85
11/1

nine-race maiden who appears to be struggling over both the larger obstacles and in four dour efforts over hurdles. Plenty of questions to be answered at present.

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9
411-0OR: 88
33/1

Has struggled on her three starts over hurdles so far, including latest when finishing tailed off at odds of 100/1 in a Cork maiden last month. Others preferred.

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10
810-13OR: 82
4/1

Without a win in eight starts over hurdles and first time cheekpieces unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.

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11
610-12OR: 81
16/1

Eight-race maiden over hurdles who has been looking a little overwhelmed in a number of innocuous efforts since returning to action in May. Well below par form looks set to continue.

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12
510-11OR: 80
25/1

Seven-race maiden over hurdle, yet to hit the frame on any occasion. Not seen since pulling up with a circuit to go here in May and others clearly hold stronger claims.

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Non-Runners

7
Baby Bellini209
811-2OR: 85
T: I MaddenJ: D P Holden

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Betting

Forecast

Youngnedofthehill (10/3), Derby De Thaix (7/2), Mosstown Miller (4/1), Joy's Gift (5/1), Baby Bellini (13/2), Trenchtown Rock (11/1), Disco Musik (11/1), Alfred Wegener (12/1), Crafty Codger (16/1), Kilcolgan Rocket (16/1), Dragon Queen (25/1), Silvretta Schwarz (33/1)

Verdict

The Peter Maher-trained, JOY'S GIFT can get off the mark for connections at the 16th time of asking over hurdles with the daughter of Mr Dinos showing more spark than most of today's rivals in her most recent starts. The eight-year-old can win at the expense of Baby Bellini, winner at the Galway festival over 12 months ago on her third last run and Youngnedofthehill who will look to improve on recent efforts in the hands of Robbie Power.
  1. Joy's Gift
  2. Baby Bellini
  3. Youngnedofthehill

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