13:25 Thurles

Thursday 28 November 2019

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  • Christmas Party Race Day Saturday 21st December Maiden Hurdle
  • 1m 7f 171y  |   Soft  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:26  |   Winning time: 4m 6.1s
1
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: R J Condon |  T: J J Hanlon
50/1

Has some fair form on the Flat but has struggled on both his hurdle starts to date (sent off at 66/1 on both occasions): difficult to make a strong case for.

2
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: B J Cooper |  T: Padraig Roche
10/1

Rated 85 on the Flat and has a couple of wins under his belt; no real form this calendar year but looks an interesting contender on his hurdles debut.

3
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: J P O'Sullivan |  T: P J Rothwell
100/1

Arcadio geldng has shown little in one bumper and three maiden hurdles so far; difficult to get excited about.

4
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: D N Russell |  T: J P O'Brien
8/1

Cost €85,000 as a three-year-old and half-brother to 2m7f-3m1f hurdle/chase winner Royal Native; decent effort on point debut, but disappointed next time; in good hands and worth a market check.

5
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: E O'Connell |  T: E O'Connell
66/1

Eight-race maiden on the Flat (never been placed) and looks a very unlikely winner on hurdles debut.

6
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: A McCurtin |  T: J J Walsh
100/1

Fairly well-bred gelding related to plenty oif decent National Hunt types; needs to bounce back from a disappointing debut at Wexford in June but certainly worth a look at in the betting.

7
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: R M Power |  T: M F Morris
6/1

Bought for £165,000 after impressively winning a Tralee point-to-point in his only race in that sphere. Very interesting contender and one to watch in the market.

8
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: S A Shortall |  T: Michael Ronayne
100/1

Unseated when 16-1 in a Fairyhouse bumper on debut in the spring; well beaten at Galway on only run since and looks to have plenty to prove.

9
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: C P McNamara |  T: E McNamara
100/1

Well beaten when pulled up on his hurdles debut at Wexford last month; hard to see where the requisite improvement will come from to get serious.

10
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: T Ryan |  T: W Hayes
100/1

Completely tailed off on only racecourse appearance over hurdles at Roscommon in September; difficult to make a case for.

11
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: B Browne |  T: P Meany
100/1

Fifth foal; no great shakes on breeding and stable no especially known for getting them ready first time up; best watched here on debut.

12
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: S W Flanagan |  T: N Meade|  OR: 121
6/4

More exposed than most of his rivals; has shown ability on the Flat and more importantly over hurdles including when finishing a fair fourth of 24 last time out at Cork; leading contender but vulnerable to less exposed types.

13
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: D Meyler |  T: E Doyle
50/1

Little worthwhile form in two point-to-point outings last March; entitled to have matured in his absence from the track but does not look a great betting proposition.

14
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: M M McDonagh |  T: E McNamara
66/1

Related to some hurdles winner; never a factor on hurdles debut at Punchestown in October and at Naas earlier this month; entitled to improve but others preferred.

15
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: Rachael Blackmore |  T: H De Bromhead
12/1

Made too many mistakes on hurdles debut at Wexford in October but comes from a well-bred family and should be able to challenge if ironing out his jumping.

16
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: J W Kennedy |  T: Peter Fahey
15/8

Had some fair form on the Flat and translated that when finishing placed on her hurdling debut at Cork earlier this month; there should be more improvement to come and looks a leading contender.

17
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-9  |  J: J S McGarvey |  T: Padraig Roche
50/1

Cost 12,000 euros as a foal; related to some useful National Hunt performers but application of headgear on debut does not inspire much confidence.

18
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-9  |  J: P T Enright |  T: H De Bromhead
66/1

Daughter of Yeats out of a Sinndar mare. Half-sister to Hells Babe winner on the Flat over 7f.; unseated rider at first flight on debut at Cork earlier this month; interesting contender if putting that experience behind her.

Non-Runners

19
Tune The Chello225
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 4
T: H De Bromhead  J: Reserve 1
20
Somptueux229
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 4
T: H De Bromhead  J: Reserve 2
21
Cedarwood Road212
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 4
T: G O'Loughlin  J: Reserve 3

Betting

Forecast

Pienta (6/4), Trevena (15/8), French Dynamite (6/1), Argumental (8/1), Somptueux (8/1), Tune The Chello (8/1), The Broghie Man (10/1), The Wonky Tonk (12/1), Cedarwood Road (14/1), Samba Dancer (50/1), Comporta (50/1), Patty D (50/1), Sol Milan (66/1), Big Bad Loans (66/1), Yeah Babe (66/1), Amber Run (100/1), My Bonny Prince (100/1), Lovely Moon (100/1), Padraic's Choice (100/1), Mr Binman (100/1), Capall Iarann (100/1)

Verdict

FRENCH DYNAMITE may be the answer here in what looks a very difficult race to pick the winner. The selection impressed on his only point-to-point performance and was subsequently bought for a huge fee. Connections will be disappointed if he can't at least make a place against these rivals. Yeah Babe unseated her rider at the first flight on her only racecourse appearance at Cork. If recovering from that experience then she holds every chance given her reputation. Trevena is another filly with a chance. Not only has she reasonable Flat form but there was plenty to like about her hurdles debut at Cork recently and she has the scope to improve.
  1. French Dynamite
  2. Trevena
  3. Yeah Babe

Previous Winners

2018
The Moyglass Flyer
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 4
Weight: 11-2  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: M P Walsh
  |  
T: J P O'Brien
6/1

Prize Money

1st: €6,600.002nd: €2,200.003rd: €1,100.004th: €551.005th: €330.006th: €220.00

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