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Thursday 14 October 2021

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    Ardmore Handicap Hurdle (80-95)

  • 4YO plus  |   2m  |   Good (Yielding in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:31  |   Winning time: 4m 0.1s
1
Horse silk
Coolnacritta5(ex 5)
Age: 6|  Weight: 12-3| J: M M McDonagh(7)| T: M Fahey| OR:  93| BF| D
11/10
2 wins from 4 runs this season. 5/4, career best when winning 9-runner handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (18f, good) 5 days ago. Carries penalty. Should go well again.
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2
Horse silk
Shantou Warrior70
Age: 7|  Weight: 12-0| J: J P O'Sullivan(5)| T: Mrs P Dobbs| OR:  95
8/1
Twelve runs since last win in 2019. 6/1, bit below form sixth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Sligo (17.9f, good to soft) 70 days ago. Dropped 2 lb since and liable to be back on his game.
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3
Horse silk
Pak Armyb13
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-11| J: K C Sexton| T: J R Barry| OR:  92
14/1
Bit below form sixth of 20 in handicap hurdle (12/1) at Gowran (16f, good) 13 days ago. Needs to bounce back.
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5
Horse silk
Downthecellarp1,t40
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-6| J: M P Walsh| T: E J O'Grady| OR:  87| BF| CD
2/1
4 wins from 6 runs this season. Fairly useful winner at 18f in chases. Ran out bidding for the five-timer at Wexford last time. Cheekpieces on and back on right-handed track, he boasts leading claims.
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6
Horse silk
Glebe Girlp11
Age: 10|  Weight: 11-6| J: A McCurtin(3)| T: J J Walsh| OR:  87
33/1
Remains a maiden after 33 NH runs. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, below form sixth of 13 in handicap hurdle (66/1) at Killarney (17f, soft) 11 days ago. Makes no appeal.
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7
Horse silk
Mater Matutat15
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-5| J: J C Gainford(5)| T: E D Delany| OR:  86
25/1
Last of 12 in handicap (13/2) at Bellewstown (7.8f, good to soft) 15 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Respectable on last hurdle run.
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8
Horse silk
Novanop5
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-5| J: J B Foley(5)| T: W J Burke| OR:  86
40/1
Remains a maiden after 21 NH runs. Eighth of 10 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (18f, good, 14/1) 5 days ago. Hard to fancy.
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9
Horse silk
Royal Finesse14
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-5| J: T N Brett(7)| T: L Young| OR:  86
80/1
Lightly-raced maiden. Twelfth of 15 in handicap hurdle (200/1) at Clonmel (24.2f, good) 14 days ago. Significantly down in trip.
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10
Horse silk
Colman's Couragep1159
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-4| J: D J O'Keeffe| T: A J McNamara| OR:  85
125/1
Pulled up in handicap hurdle at Cork (24.2f, good to soft, 40/1) 159 days ago, losing touch 4 out. Significantly back down in trip. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.
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11
Horse silk
Nobrainnoheadache140
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-4| J: S F O'Keeffe| T: P Nolan| OR:  86
100/1
Lightly-raced maiden. 150/1, ninth of 14 in novice hurdle at Limerick (19f, soft) 140 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Worth a market check.
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12
Horse silk
Sienne D'ort13
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-4| J: D F O'Regan| T: P A Fahy| OR:  85
66/1
Twelfth of 20 in handicap hurdle (28/1) at Gowran (16f, good) 13 days ago. Hard to make a case for.
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13
Horse silk
Jj Nester13
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-3| J: S W Flanagan| T: Robert Widger| OR:  85
66/1
Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Nineteenth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (16f, good, 50/1) 13 days ago.
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14
Horse silk
Rags Kittenh,t14
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-3| J: S Fitzgerald(5)| T: G Kelleher| OR:  84
33/1
Eleventh of 15 in handicap hurdle (12/1) at Clonmel (19.9f, good) 14 days ago. Others preferred.
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15
Horse silk
Hitchcockp50
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-13| J: D E Mullins| T: R Donohoe| OR:  80
50/1
Twelfth of 15 in handicap hurdle at Bellewstown (17f, good, 20/1) 50 days ago. Hard to think he'll get involved.
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16
Horse silk
Tagg's Island45
Age: 9|  Weight: 10-13| J: Mr T Walsh(7)| T: Barry J Fitzgerald| OR:  80| D
10/1
One win from 23 NH runs. Nineteen runs since last win in 2016. 5/1, respectable sixth of 15 in handicap hurdle at Downpatrick (18.8f, good) 45 days ago. Merits consideration.
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Non-Runners

4
Horse silk
Strong Roots140
Weight: 11-8|  Age: 9
T: M Fahey  J: R A Doyle
NR
17
Horse silk
Muntahez1
Weight: 11-8|  Age: 5
T: A A Howard  J: Reserve 1
NR

Forecasts

Coolnacritta (11/10), Downthecellar (2/1), Shantou Warrior (8/1), Tagg's Island (10/1), Pak Army (14/1), Strong Roots (14/1), Muntahez (20/1), Mater Matuta (25/1), Rags Kitten (33/1), Glebe Girl (33/1), Novano (40/1), Hitchcock (50/1), Sienne D'or (66/1), Jj Nester (66/1), Royal Finesse (80/1), Nobrainnoheadache (100/1), Colman's Courage (125/1)

Verdict

DOWNTHECELLAR is much lower in the weights over hurdles and is best forgiven for running out at Wexford (only second time he'd raced left-handed) last time, so he's an obvious choice to get back to winning ways. Recent Fairyhouse scorer Coolnacritta is the obvious danger under a 5-lb penalty.

  1. DOWNTHECELLAR (IRE)
  2. COOLNACRITTA (IRE)
  3. TAGG'S ISLAND (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Colonel Lesley
Weight: 11-8  |Age: 4
9/2

Prize Money

1st: €6,000.002nd: €2,000.003rd: €1,000.004th: €500.005th: €300.006th: €200.00

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