14:15 Clonmel

Thursday 14 November 2019

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  • Clonmel Oil Service Station Handicap Hurdle
  • 3m  |   Soft (Soft to Heavy in Places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:18  |   Winning time: 6m 29.7s
1
Age: 10|  Weight: 11-10  |  J: D N Russell |  T: G Elliott|  OR: 135|  D
25/1

Well beaten in a number of Grade 3 contests over the larger obstacles last season. Winner of two of his 11 starts over hurdles previously and no surprise to see a big run in this contest.

2
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-5  |  J: K M Donoghue |  T: G Elliott|  OR: 130
12/1

Will have disappointed connections in a couple of defeats over hurdles last month in small fields. Five-race maiden and still looking no nearer to breakthrough success here.

3
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-5  |  J: K J Brouder |  T: P Nolan|  OR: 130
33/1

Well held in a couple of starts on the Flat recently. Last win over hurdles came in May last year and appears up against it still racing 4lb higher than last winning mark.

4
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-4  |  J: J J Slevin |  T: J P O'Brien|  OR: 129|  CD
4/1

Won for the second time in his career when landing a soft ground handicap hurdle over C&D off a 7lb lower mark late last month. Looks a progressive type and likely to go well once again.

5
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-13  |  J: S W Flanagan |  T: Martin Hassett|  OR: 124
16/1

Winner of two of 13 starts over timber. Well held on his last couple of starts in March and will possibly need the run on seasonal debut.

6
Age: 9|  Weight: 10-11  |  J: S F O'Keeffe |  T: P Nolan|  OR: 122
12/1

Won for the second time in 12 hurdle starts when landing a Wexford 2m4½f handicap hurdle on soft to heavy ground off a 5lb lower mark when last seen in May. Market likely to be the best guide on return.

7
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-9  |  J: M P Walsh |  T: Miss E Doyle|  OR: 120
2/1

Off the mark in facile fashion at the third time of asking for respected connections when landing a Tramore 2m5½f maiden hurdle on soft to heavy ground last month. Appears a lenient mark to start from.

8
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-8  |  J: P Townend |  T: W P Mullins|  OR: 119|  C
7/1

Form has regressed since returning to action at Galway in August. Needs to step up on recent form to play a part in the finish here.

9
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-6  |  J: C J Orr |  T: James Dullea|  OR: 117
12/1

Winner over hurdles and the larger obstacles in November/December last year. Well held and no impression on comeback run in a Cork 2m3f handicap hurdle last month and more needed in this company.

10
Age: 10|  Weight: 10-5  |  J: P T Enright |  T: E O'Grady|  OR: 116|  C|  D
9/1

Course winner that has also won over this trip. Tough and genuine over both fences and timber. Last hurdle win came in a Cork handicap over two years ago off an 11lb lower mark. Looks a tall order.

11
Age: 11|  Weight: 10-0  |  J: S D Torrens |  T: D Queally|  OR: 111|  C|  D
7/1

Veteran who was still winning over hurdles and fences in April and May this year. Well held off a similar mark over hurdles at Galway last month and could find himself up against it in this contest.

Betting

Forecast

Envol Pierji (2/1), High Sparrow (4/1), Cloudy Morning (7/1), Suinda (7/1), Westerner Point (9/1), Rocky's Silver (12/1), Fine Theatre (12/1), Elwood (12/1), Mary Frances (16/1), Noble Endeavor (25/1), Monotype (33/1)

Verdict

ENVOL PIERJI who got off the mark in facile fashion at the third time of asking when landing a Tramore 2m5½f maiden hurdle on soft to heavy ground last month can add to his success for owner-J P McManus on handicap debut. The five-year-old appears to be on a handy mark and can hold off the attentions of the Joseph O'Brien-trained High Sparrow, winner of a soft ground handicap hurdle over C&D off a 7lb lower mark late last month. The 135-rated veteran, Noble Endeavor can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.
  1. Envol Pierji
  2. High Sparrow
  3. Noble Endeavor

Previous Winners

2018
Thermistocles
Weight: 10-11  |Age: 6
Weight: 10-11  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: J J Slevin
  |  
T: J P O'Brien
5/1

Prize Money

1st: €15,001.002nd: €4,999.003rd: €2,500.004th: €1,250.005th: €750.006th: €500.00

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