19:40 Clonmel
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Handicap Hurdle 4yo+
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Handicap Hurdle 4yo+
Going:
Good
Good
Distance: 2m 3f 145y Runners: 9
Hurdle Turf
Good 2m 3f 145y
Princess Mahler is undoubtedly the form horse coming here and will be hard to beat, but slight preference is for BIG BEN. The latter was disappointing on his handicap debut when the pick on paper of J.P. McManus' three runners, but is clearly capable of much better and is worth another try here. Double Speak should also be in the thick of the action. [Shay Howard]
POSTDATA Turasoir
SPOTLIGHT Big Ben
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
2
Double Speak
R Loughran/Mrs D Love
Age: 10
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 8548-2
131 7/2, 4/1
9/2
SP
Has had his problems but a useful operator when on song and clearly in cracking order when pushing the market leader hard when a 40-1 shot at Kilbeggan 6-days ago when second; potential for this to come a bit soon but has to be feared.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 11/05/18
    KLB 16Sft HdHc,8K
    11-8
    2/14 1/2l, Tornado Watch[40/1]11-8
    Roger Loughran
    111
    78
    122
  • 13/04/18
    BAL 22Hy HdHc,9K
    10-6
    8/14 70l, Seskinane[28/1]10-12
    Dillon Maxwell
    112
    60
  • 29/08/17
    BAL 23Y/Sft Ch,6K
    11-12
    4/9 13l, Major Destination[14/1]11-12
    Roger Loughran
    34
    110
  • 12/08/17
    KLB 19Gd Ch,7K
    11-12
    5/11 29l, A Rated[28/1]11-12
    Roger Loughran
    65
    89
  • 20/07/17
    KLN 20Gd HdHc,7K
    11-8
    8/14 15l, Immortal Bridge[11/1]10-8 t
    Roger Loughran
    112
    77
    109
  • 09/07/17
    LIM 21Gd HdHc,8K
    11-11
    1/15 1/4l, Coolmill[12/1]11-7 t(1)
    Robbie Power
    108
    59
    122
4
Big Ben
M P Walsh/J P O'Brien
Age: 5
Weight: 11-3
Spotlight Form: /2230-
122 9/2, 5/1
9/2
SP
1m2f Curragh maiden winner had made a good fist of it on first few starts in maiden hurdles; handicap debut disappointing in the interim at Punchestown when only 5-1; probably best to draw a line through that run; one to bear in mind.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/10/17
    PUN 16Y/Sft HdHc,6K
    11-2
    18/20 40l, Lex Talionis[5/1]10-5 t
    Barry Geraghty
    110
    17
    77
  • 16/09/17
    LIS 16Hy 4yMdHd,8K
    11-7
    3/8 25l, Makitorix[3/1]11-7 t
    Mark Walsh
    110
    20
    93
  • 25/08/17
    KLB 16Gd/Y MdHd,6K
    11-7
    2/14 16l, Sayar[13/8]11-2 t
    Mark Walsh
    8
    107
  • 05/08/17
    GAL 16Sft MdHd,8K
    11-7
    2/19 6l, Aydoun[11/8F]11-7 t
    Barry Geraghty
    93
    111
  • 07/11/16
    FAI 16Gd 3yMdHd,5K
    10-12
    2/16 1 1/2l, Landofhopeandglory[7/2]10-12 t(1)
    Mark Walsh
    40
    105
  • 21/08/16
    CUR 10Y Md,6K
    9-5
    1/11 3/4l, Tree Of Knowledge[13/8F]9-2
    Seamie Heffernan
    82
5
Stacks Mountain
D Robinson/H De Bromhead
Age: 5
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: 48/37-
119 6/1
9/2
SP
Lightly raced 5yo has produced the odd glimmer of hope in maiden company, but not so over C&D in January on the final of his four outings; better expected now handicapping, although a bit speculative.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 11/01/18
    CLO 18Hy MdHd,6K
    11-10
    7/13 43l, Moonshine Bay[9/2]11-10
    A E Lynch
    82
  • 30/11/17
    THU 16Sft 4yMdHd,6K
    11-2
    3/18 21l, Real Steel[25/1]11-2
    A E Lynch
    80
    105
  • 25/04/17
    PUN 16Gd/Y 4-5yNHF,50K
    11-1
    8/16 10 1/2l, Vision Des Flos[18/1]11-4
    Mr D Roche
    58
    105
  • 04/03/17
    NAV 16Hy 4yMdHd,7K
    11-7
    4/12 14 1/2l, On The Go Again[10/1]11-4
    David Mullins
    64
    105
9
Princess Mahler
Rachael Blackmore/J Walsh
Age: 6
Weight: 10-2
Spotlight Form: 0/021-
125 11/2, 5/1
11/2
SP
Arguably a shade unlucky when second at Tramore in December; compensated on first start back since then when winning at Limerick (2m, Hy) 59-days ago, overcoming a mistake at the last to win with a bit left up her sleeve; penalised 7lb; big shout.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/03/18
    LIM 16Hy HdHc,7K
    10-7
    1/7 1 1/4l, Bracklin Princess[3/1]11-0 t
    Rachael Blackmore
    87
    16
    96
  • 14/12/17
    TRM 16Hy HdHc,5K
    10-10
    2/12 1/2l, Seskin Flyer[20/1]11-9 t(1)
    Ambrose McCurtin
    84
    51
    94
  • 29/10/17
    GAL 18Sft/Hy HdHc,7K
    10-9
    13/20 73l, Crack On Corrie[14/1]9-11
    Phillip Enright
    85
    29
  • 18/03/17
    LIM 21Sft MdHd,7K
    11-6
    13/14 65l, Mary Frances[33/1]11-6
    Phillip Enright
    18
    51
  • 16/02/17
    CLO 18Hy MdHd,6K
    10-7
    10/15 57l, Kate Appleby Shoes[100/1]11-7
    Ambrose McCurtin
    68
  • 28/12/16
    LIM 16Sft/Hy 4yMdHd,6K
    10-2
    10/16 43l, Coquin Mans[50/1]11-7
    Cathal Landers
    41
    75
6
Carrigready
A E Lynch/V Halley
Age: 6
Weight: 10-13
Spotlight Form: 3142-0
131 6/1, 11/2
6/1
SP
2m7f Thurles winner last year fired another warning sign when a close second at Tramore (2m5f, Hy) on return from a 154-day break; not as good upped to 3m a Wexford in the interim and is now dropped in trip; sporting chance.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 05/05/18
    WEX 24Sft HdHc,9K
    10-10
    10/14 9 1/4l, Castafiore Park[10/1]10-12 cp
    Phillip Enright
    106
    107
  • 15/04/18
    TRM 21Hy HdHc,7K
    11-6
    2/11 1/2l, Glendine River[8/1]11-5 cp
    A E Lynch
    103
    60
    115
  • 12/11/17
    NAV 22Sft/Hy HdHc,7K
    10-13
    4/10 17 1/2l, Icantsay[11/2]11-3 cp
    A E Lynch
    103
    88
    105
  • 26/10/17
    THU 22Y HdHc,6K
    11-6
    1/18 4 1/2l, Cher Why Not[14/1]10-7 cp(1)
    A E Lynch
    96
    40
    116
  • 05/10/17
    TRM 21Y HdHc,6K
    10-13
    3/9 9 1/4l, Just Get Cracking[20/1]11-9
    A E Lynch
    96
    5
    101
  • 07/09/17
    CLO 16Gd HdHc,8K
    11-0
    9/13 24l, Like An Open Book[16/1]10-8
    Mark Bolger
    98
    71
    88
3
Ardera Cross
B J Geraghty/E Doyle
Age: 7
Weight: 11-3
Spotlight Form: 015F5-
127 7/1, 13/2
7/1
SP
Higher rated chaser was a beaten favourite off this mark at Tramore (2m5f) over hurdles at Tramore in January; only 6.5l adrift that day all the same and despite two latest runs over fences failing to impress, surely capable of a big run.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/04/18
    TRM 21Hy Ch,11K
    11-10
    5/6 51l, High Nellie[25/1]10-10
    Danny Mullins
    121
    88
  • 09/03/18
    LEO 17Y NvCh,12K
    11-7
    F/11 Crosshue Boy[14/1]11-4
    B J Foley
  • 01/01/18
    TRM 21Hy HdHc,7K
    11-5
    5/10 6 1/2l, Pump Road[13/8F]9-9
    E O'Connell
    109
    112
  • 14/12/17
    TRM 21Hy Ch,8K
    11-12
    1/13 3/4l, Glencairn View[4/1J]11-12
    Donagh Meyler
    116
  • 13/10/17
    DPT 19Y Ch,6K
    11-12
    14/15 39l, Canny Tom[8/1]11-12
    Brian O'Connell
    57
    73
  • 05/10/17
    TRM 21Y HdHc,6K
    11-10
    2/9 5l, Just Get Cracking[7/4F]11-9 cp
    Brian O'Connell
    107
    20
    116
7
Turasoir
M A Enright/J Nicholson
Age: 5
Weight: 10-8
Spotlight Form: 13207-
127 17/2, 8/1
17/2
SP
Thurles (2m) winner has proved herself in pretty good spirits on the Flat of late, bagging third spot behind Rolanna over 2m here a fortnight ago; cheekpieces now tried for the first time and no surprise if she shakes them up a bit.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 03/05/18
    CLO 16Hy Hc,6K
    8-8
    3/14 5 3/4l, Rolanna[17/2]8-7
    Conor Hoban
    45
    52
  • 11/04/18
    DUN 16St Hc,5K
    8-3
    6/14 6 1/2l, Nightly Wailing[12/1]9-7
    Danny Sheehy
    45
    31
    43
  • 07/04/18
    NAV 13Hy Hc,6K
    8-4
    5/16 13l, Prospectus[10/1]9-11
    Conor Hoban
    46
    38
  • 17/12/17
    THU 23Hy NvHd,9K
    10-10
    7/7 29l, Dom Dolo[22/1]11-4
    Mark Enright
    100
    24
    88
  • 23/11/17
    THU 20Hy HdHc,6K
    10-1
    12/16 75l, Broder[9/2J]10-8
    Liam Gilligan
    100
    8
    48
  • 09/11/17
    THU 16Y HdHc,6K
    10-5
    2/18 2 3/4l, Like An Open Book[5/1F]11-6
    Katie O'Farrell
    97
    69
    104
8
LoupgarouBF
J Kennedy/Mrs J Harrington
Age: 6
Weight: 10-3
Spotlight Form: 90/00-
126 12/1, 14/1
16/1
SP
Tailed off here the last twice, including when backed into favourite behind Rock On Lilly in December; by no means jumping off the page on the back of a 161-day absence but market support on latter occasion not easily forgotten, and a bit premature to write off.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 07/12/17
    CLO 16Sft/Hy HdHc,6K
    11-6
    13/14 83l, Rock On Lilly[9/2F]10-4
    Robbie Power
    96
    36
  • 18/05/17
    CLO 16Gd HdHc,7K
    11-2
    17/18 75l, Stormey[14/1]11-5 t
    Danny Mullins
    99
    9
    44
  • 16/04/17
    FAI 16Gd/Y NvHdHc,9K
    10-5
    21/22 44l, Fridaynightlights[25/1]9-10 t
    Mark Bolger
    101
    44
    68
  • 07/04/17
    WEX 20Sft MdHd,6K
    11-4
    9/14 44l, Miss Eyecatcher[16/1]10-12 t
    Mark Bolger
    67
  • 26/12/16
    LEO 16Y 4yMdHd,6K
    11-7
    22/24 63l, Bunk Off Early[33/1]11-7 t(1)
    Robbie Power
    21
    69
  • 01/12/16
    THU 16Y 4yMdHd,5K
    11-2
    4/18 16 1/2l, Riven Light[12/1]11-7
    Robbie Power
    52
    101
1
Mr Picotee
Mr J C Barry/V Halley
Age: 9
Weight: 12-0
Spotlight Form: U0998-
129 25/1, 22/1
25/1
SP
3-12 hurdler was weak in the market (40-1) on return from a 169-day absence when tailed off at Ballinrobe (2m2f, Hy) 34-days ago; needs to have come on a bundle; highly vulnerable.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/04/18
    BAL 17Hy HdHc,11K
    11-2
    8/9 160l, Carrig Cathal[40/1]11-9 t
    A E Lynch
    122
  • 26/10/17
    THU 22Y Hd,9K
    11-0
    9/12 37l, Monksland[66/1]11-0 t,cp
    A E Lynch
    123
    53
    102
  • 07/10/17
    FAI 16Gd/Y Ch,6K
    11-12
    9/11 59l, Bamako Moriviere[33/1]11-12 t,cp(1)
    Phillip Enright
    120
    11
    73
  • 07/08/17
    COR 16Y HdHc,9K
    11-4
    10/13 35l, Line Out[12/1]11-3 t
    Barry Browne
    124
    59
    103
  • 20/07/17
    KLN 17Gd HdHc,14K
    10-8
    UR/15 Swamp Fox[20/1]11-3 t
    A E Lynch
    124
  • 21/06/17
    WEX 16Gd ChHc,11K
    11-4
    4/8 11 1/2l, Archive[11/4F]11-3 t
    A E Lynch
    120
    117
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