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Saturday 15 January 2022

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    Jump Into January Handicap Hurdle (80-95) (Div 2)

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 4f  |   Soft  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:44  |   Winning time: 5m 30.0s
1
Horse silk
Happy Dreams17
Age: 5|  Weight: 12-0| J: M M McDonagh(7)| T: M J McDonagh| OR:  92
5/1
Promising type. Best effort yet when third of 12 in handicap hurdle at Limerick (19f, heavy, 16/1) 17 days ago. Booking of McDonagh a plus and likely he will have even more to offer.
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2
Horse silk
Innisfree Beauty35
Age: 6|  Weight: 12-0| J: J B Foley(5)| T: Ciaran Murphy| OR:  92
7/1
Creditable sixth of 16 in handicap hurdle (25/1) at this course (23.5f, soft) 35 days ago. Booking of Foley a plus.
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3
Horse silk
Back On The Bridle14
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-12| J: J S McGarvey| T: J J Hanlon| OR:  90
40/1
Remains a maiden after 21 NH runs. 40/1, seventh of 13 in handicap hurdle at this course (16f, soft) 14 days ago. Back up in trip. Worth noting when market speaks in her favour.
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4
Horse silk
Greenhill Damsel17
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-11| J: J J Slevin| T: G J Power| OR:  89
9/1
Fifth of 12 in handicap hurdle (14/1) at Limerick (19f, heavy) 17 days ago. Needs to step up to feature.
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5
Horse silk
I Don't Get It13
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-10| J: N J Ryan(7)| T: N McCluskey| OR:  88
13/2
Remains a maiden after 27 NH runs. Creditable third of 14 in handicap hurdle (10/3) at Naas (19f, soft) 13 days ago. Looks competitive on form.
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6
Horse silk
Sweet Will298
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-9| J: S W Flanagan| T: G P Cromwell| OR:  87
7/1
12/1, ninth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Clonmel (2m) in March, unable to sustain effort. Market may prove a useful guide back from a break now.
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7
Horse silk
Any Day Nowp1213
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-8| J: C D Timmons(3)| T: E Cawley| OR:  86
28/1
Lightly-raced maiden. 20/1 and hooded for 1st time, respectable seventh of 18 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22f, good) in June, plugging on. Back from another break now.
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8
Horse silk
Ten Minutes60
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-8| J: D E Mullins| T: E McNamara| OR:  86
25/1
Lightly-raced maiden. 150/1, seventh of 13 in novice hurdle at Limerick (19f, good to soft) 60 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut.
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9
Horse silk
Laughing Trixp27
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-7| J: C D Maxwell| T: D A McLoughlin| OR:  85| C
28/1
Latest win in chase here in November. 17/2, twelfth of 18 in handicap chase at Thurles (24.8f, good to soft) 27 days ago, going in snatches. Switches from chase to hurdles.
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10
Horse silk
Andy Rub15
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-6| J: K M Donoghue| T: J P Dempsey| OR:  84
100/1
Lightly-raced maiden. Blinkered for 1st time, fourteenth of 21 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (15.6f, heavy, 40/1) 15 days ago. Back up in trip.
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11
Horse silk
Arctic Ambition14
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-5| J: R P Treacy| T: R Tyner| OR:  83
15/8
Fair winner at 22f in chases. 2/1, career best when winning 15-runner handicap chase at Tramore (22f, heavy) 14 days ago, readily. Switches from chase to hurdles and fancied to go well again.
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12
Horse silk
She Mighth60
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-5| J: J P O'Sullivan(5)| T: P J Rothwell| OR:  83
100/1
Lightly-raced maiden. Tongue strap on for 1st time, eleventh of 12 in handicap hurdle at Limerick (16f, good to soft, 66/1) 60 days ago. Back up in trip.
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13
Horse silk
Courting Vickie15
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-3| J: Kieran Callaghan(7)| T: J Barcoe| OR:  81
9/1
Remains a maiden after 18 NH runs. Good second of 21 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (15.6f, heavy, 20/1) 15 days ago. Possibilities with a repeat back up in trip.
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14
Horse silk
Emerald Cave30
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-2| J: C J Orr| T: Thomas Coyle| OR:  80
100/1
Lightly-raced maiden. Fourteenth of 24 in handicap hurdle at Naas (15.8f, soft, 50/1) 30 days ago, never better than midfield. Another who needs to show more before becoming of interest.
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15
Horse silk
Justakeg15
Age: 11|  Weight: 11-2| J: H Morgan(3)| T: V T O'Brien| OR:  80
66/1
Tenth of 21 in handicap hurdle (50/1) at Punchestown (15.6f, heavy) 15 days ago. Back up in trip. More needed to figure.
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Non-Runners

16
Horse silk
Glenabo Bridge18
Weight: 11-13|  Age: 11
T: O McKiernan  J: Reserve 1
NR
17
Horse silk
Thekingofconnemara14
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 15
T: Thomas Dowling  J: Reserve 2
NR
18
Horse silk
Ximyerg14
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 6
T: P J Rothwell  J: Reserve 3
NR

Forecasts

Arctic Ambition (15/8), Happy Dreams (5/1), I Don't Get It (13/2), Sweet Will (7/1), Innisfree Beauty (7/1), Greenhill Damsel (9/1), Courting Vickie (9/1), Glenabo Bridge (12/1), Thekingofconnemara (16/1), Ten Minutes (25/1), Laughing Trix (28/1), Any Day Now (28/1), Ximyerg (33/1), Back On The Bridle (40/1), Justakeg (66/1), Emerald Cave (100/1), Andy Ru (100/1), She Might (100/1)

Verdict

ARCTIC AMBITION has returned an improved model this season, shedding the maiden tag in good style over fences at Tramore 2 weeks ago, and he could be worth siding with to continue the good work back over hurdles from a 3 lb lower mark. Low-mileage 5-y-o Happy Dreams, I Don't Get It and Courting Vickie head up the dangers in the finale.

  1. ARCTIC AMBITION (IRE)
  2. HAPPY DREAMS (FR)
  3. I DON'T GET IT (IRE)

Previous Winners

2021
Hilltop Supreme
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 9
9/1

Prize Money

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

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