15:30 Clonmel Thu 5 December 2019

  • Next Meeting Thursday January 9th (Q.R.) Maiden Hurdle
  • 2m 3f 39y, Soft
  • 17 Runners
  • Winner€6,600.002nd€2,200.003rd€1,100.004th€551.005th€330.006th€220.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:5m 14.8sOff time:15:30:10
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411-9OR:
20/1

Won a Flat maiden at Listowel 15-months ago, but has been unable to add to that. Well beaten 41L in a Cork maiden hurdle last month and good chance handicaps will suit in future.

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2
611-4OR:
5/1

Produced a career best effort to finish second of 13 beaten 2¾L over C&D in a maiden hurdle last month and likely to improve on that performance here.

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3
611-4OR:
100/1

Son of Flemensfirth won a point-to-point in March before failing to complete in a chase and a Punchestown maiden hurdle over 2m3½f last month. Likely to find it tough going.

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4
511-4OR:
4/1

Presenting gelding deserves a change in fortunes following a number of close calls in bumpers since December last year and on maiden hurdle debut over C&D last month finishing third of 13.

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5
511-4OR:
50/1

Gelding by Le Fou out of an Old Vic mare. Dam unraced. Best watched on debut here representing Co Meath yard who are without a winner from 15 starters this term.

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6
411-4OR:
100/1

Raven's Pass gelding out of a Titus Livius mare. €68,000 price tag as a yearling dropped to being sold for €5,000 as a two-year-old. Beaten at least 30L in all three starts for Arthur Moore so makes no appeal for new connections here.

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7
411-4OR:
1/3

Coastal Path gelding out of a Saints Des Saints mare. Pleasing third of nine in a Auteuil Listed hurdle when last seen in September over 12 months ago. Looks to be a standard bearer.

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8
410-11OR:
100/1

Daughter of Fame And Glory out of a Kings Theatre mare. Inexpensive €6,500 as a three-year-old. Well beaten in a couple of career starts so far including on maiden hurdle debut over 2m last month.

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9
610-11OR:
100/1

Fifth foal of a dam who reached the frame. Well down the pack on hurdling debut over C&D in a maiden last month. Plenty to find.

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10
410-11OR:
100/1

Daughter of Dylan Thomas out of a Dushyantor mare. 10th of 18 beaten 46L on a dismal maiden hurdle at Thurles last month. Others look more convincing.

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11
610-11OR:
100/1

Dismal efforts so far in a Tipperary bumper in May 2018 and in a couple of hurdles at Wexford in April and more recently at Fairyhouse last month. Appears to have a mountain to climb.

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12
410-11OR:
100/1

Daughter of Mahler. Shaped like a stayer when runner up in second of her Point-to-points in May before a wretched effort in a maiden hurdle over C&D in October.

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13
410-11OR:
100/1

Mahler filly was tailed off in her first couple of hurdle starts and although she has much scope for improvement she can only realistically be watched today.

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14
510-11OR:
100/1

Daughter of Aizavoski out of a Heron Island mare. Sixth of nine detached 66L on hurdling debut at this venue over 2m last month. Difficult to make a case for.

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15
610-11OR:
100/1

Infrequent visits to the track will not be helping the daughter of Oscar as she bids to progress in the game. Two-race maiden hurdler. not seen since the Galway festival in August 2018.

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16
510-11OR:
25/1

Went close in Ballingarry point-to-point in June. Only got as far as the third on hurdling debut in a Thurles maiden last month. Hard to fancy.

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17
410-11OR:
20/1

Daughter of Kayf Tara out of a Zaffaran mare. Cost €12,000 as a three-year-old; bred to be a decent hurdler. Not disgraced in three bumpers following a 19L defeat over hurdles at Cork in October.

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Last Year's Winner

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Western Honour611-42/1
T: G ElliottJ: Mr J J Codd

Betting

Forecast

Saint Roi (1/3), Braeside (4/1), Arahecan (5/1), Tempting Tara (20/1), Vitudurum (20/1), Sailingtobyzantium (25/1), Endless Cash (50/1), Desert Maid (100/1), Berkerys Enigma (100/1), Ciara's Treasure (100/1), O'faolains Cailin (100/1), Half And Half (100/1), Kitty Galore (100/1), Golden Chance (100/1), I'll Be That Lady (100/1), Creggs Star (100/1), Keep The Peace (100/1)

Verdict

Third of nine beaten 3½L in a Auteuil Listed hurdle when last seen in September 2018, the Willie Mullins-trained SAINT ROI appears to be a cut above these rivals. The four-year-old can land the spoils in the closing contest ahead of the Henry De Bromhead-trained Arahecan who went close over C&D last month. The experienced Presenting gelding Braeside for trainer Gordon Elliott and jockey Jamie Codd looks next best.
  1. Saint Roi
  2. Arahecan
  3. Braeside

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