14:30Galway
O'Leary Insurances Maiden Hurdle 4yo+
O'Leary Insurances Maiden Hurdle 4yo+
Going:
Soft
Soft
Distance:2m 150yRunners:23
Hurdle Turf
Soft2m 150y
BIG BEN looks capable of building on his only start as a juvenile hurdler to keep up the good work for the team associated with the Galway Hurdle winner. Mountain Rock appeals a credible danger, and Aydoun has his sights lowered after a first hurdles run here earlier in the week. [Alan Sweetman]
POSTDATAMountain Rock
SPOTLIGHTBig Ben
NoRunnerRatingPrevious OddsOddsEach Way 1/5 1-2-3
10
Big Ben
B J Geraghty/J P O'Brien
Age:4
Weight:11-7
SpotlightForm: 2-
11511/10
Evens
SP
Curragh maiden winner over 1m2f on yielding ground at the Curragh on second of two starts for Ballydoyle; chased home very useful stablemate Landofhopeandglory (later fifth in the Triumph) in a maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse on his only juvenile hurdling start; stable in terrific form; obvious prospects on that basis.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 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
  • 04/06/16
    CUR 12GF Md,6K
    9-5
    3/8 4 1/4l, Stellar Mass[9/4J]9-5
    P B Beggy
    5
    74
5
Mountain RockCDBF
D N Russell/A Keatley
Age:5
Weight:11-12
SpotlightForm: 358-72
122
3/1
SP
Dual bumper winner; was having only his second run over hurdles when runner-up to the in-form Knockmaole Boy in a maiden at Down Royal in June; second to Galway Plate fifth Sandymount Duke on Flat at Leopardstown last time;
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/07/17
    LEO 15GF Md,6K
    11-7
    2/7 5l, Sandymount Duke[9/10F]11-4
    Mr J J Codd
    1
    45
  • 23/06/17
    DRO 16Gd MdHd,6K
    11-12
    2/12 3/4l, Knockmaole Boy[15/8F]11-12
    Mr J J Codd
    103
    119
  • 05/06/17
    LIS 16Y MdHd,7K
    11-12
    7/17 12l, Uradel[12/1]11-12
    Roger Loughran
    92
    107
  • 16/05/17
    KLN 17Y ,7K
    9-4
    4/6 6l, Supreme Vinnie[13/8]9-1
    Shane Foley
    2
    63
  • 05/04/17
    LEO 14Sft ,8K
    9-5
    4/7 8l, Torcedor[8/1]9-5
    Shane Foley
    18
    85
  • 15/03/17
    CHL 16GS 4-6yCl1 G1NHF,43K
    11-5
    8/22 10 1/2l, Fayonagh[66/1]10-12
    Jack Kennedy
    119
    98
    120
9
Aydoun
B Cooper/D Weld
Age:4
Weight:11-7
SpotlightForm: 3
116
15/2
SP
Made winning debut on heavy in 1m4f Listowel maiden last September; struggled in a Listed race at Ascot later that month; beaten favourite on seasonal debut in 2m1f Killarney event on seasonal debut; ran no sort of race in a Curragh handicap; beaten in excess of 20l behind easy winner Le Richebourg on hurdling debut here on Monday.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 31/07/17
    GAL 16Y 4yNvHd,11K
    11-0
    3/8 21l, Le Richebourg[9/1]11-7
    B J Cooper
    53
    109
  • 27/05/17
    CUR 12Y Hc,25K
    9-10
    12/12 42l, Glamorous Approach[7/1]9-13
    Pat Smullen
    94
    35
  • 16/05/17
    KLN 17Y ,7K
    9-11
    2/6 1 3/4l, Supreme Vinnie[11/8F]9-1
    Pat Smullen
    98
    16
    78
  • 30/09/16
    ASC 13Gd 3yCl1 Lis,21K
    9-1
    7/7 13l, Alyssa[2/1]8-10
    Pat Smullen
    14
    89
  • 15/09/16
    LIS 12Hy Md,6K
    9-5
    1/9 4 3/4l, Burning Sword[11/10F]9-5
    Pat Smullen
    86
    92
16
The Major General
J S McGarvey/J P O'Brien
Age:4
Weight:11-7
SpotlightForm: 0
25
10/1
SP
Won the Listed 1m4f King George V Cup for Aidan O'Brien last season; also close second of nine in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Goodwood; dropped away from three out on hurdling debut at Tipperary last month; tried with tongue-tie now; Barry Geraghty on Big Ben instead.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 06/07/17
    TIP 20Gd MdHd,6K
    11-5
    18/20 98l, Timi Roli[2/1]11-12
    Jody McGarvey
    18
  • 17/08/16
    YOR 11GF 3yCl1 G2,91K
    9-0
    6/6 16 1/2l, Idaho[9/1]9-0
    Colm O'Donoghue
    109
    61
    89
  • 27/07/16
    GOO 11GF 3yCl1 G3,57K
    9-1
    2/9 1/2l, Ulysses[11/1]9-1
    Seamie Heffernan
    102
    60
    110
  • 24/06/16
    CUR 10Gd/Y 3yHc,11K
    9-9
    3/9 1l, Qatari Hunter[11/4]9-1 bl
    Donnacha O'Brien
    100
    86
    104
  • 16/06/16
    ASC 11Sft 3yCl1Hc,56K
    9-4
    4/16 8 3/4l, Gold Mount[14/1]9-3 bl
    Donnacha O'Brien
    99
    86
    102
  • 03/06/16
    LEO 12GF 3yLis,20K
    9-3
    1/6 1/2l, Claudio Monteverdi[11/1]9-3 bl
    Michael Hussey
    86
    44
    99
15
Tarazani
A E Lynch/H De Bromhead
Age:4
Weight:11-7
SpotlightForm: 85
120
12/1
SP
Won a 1m6f handicap here last August for Dermot Weld; failed to progress in two subsequent starts; second of two hurdle runs for this yard was respectable fifth behind Whiskey Sour; second of six in a 1m5f handicap at Leopardstown last month.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/07/17
    LEO 13GF Hc,9K
    9-9
    2/6 1l, Jan Van Eyck[9/2]8-8
    Pat Smullen
    85
    55
    88
  • 02/06/17
    TRM 16Gd 4yMdHd,6K
    11-7
    5/14 6l, Whiskey Sour[8/1]11-7
    A E Lynch
    92
    113
  • 22/05/17
    PUN 16Gd 4yMdHd,6K
    11-7
    8/25 15l, Cook Islands[22/1]11-7
    A E Lynch
    80
    102
  • 23/09/16
    DUN 10St ,7K
    9-4
    7/7 39l, Ringside Humour[9/1]9-8 v
    Leigh Roche
    88
    23
  • 24/08/16
    BEL 12Y Hc,9K
    9-6
    4/8 2 1/2l, Xebec[7/4F]9-13 v
    Pat Smullen
    89
    1
    89
  • 31/07/16
    GAL 13Gd/Y Hc,7K
    9-4
    1/15 1l, Ondamoura[15/8F]8-7 v(1)
    Pat Smullen
    78
    80
    87
7
Shinghari
D G Hogan/D Hogan
Age:5
Weight:11-12
Spotlight
14/1
SP
Well supported when winning a 1m3f handciap at Killarney in May; down the field on next start before chasing home easy winner Lagostovegas on his return to Killarney; finished in mid-field behind Whiskey Sour in the big amateur handicap here on Monday.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 31/07/17
    GAL 16Y Hc,50K
    10-11
    10/20 7 1/4l, Whiskey Sour[22/1]10-10 cp(1)
    Mr P J Cawley
    85
    60
    83
  • 19/07/17
    KLN 17Y/Sft Hc,6K
    10-3
    2/12 4 1/4l, Lagostovegas[8/1]9-11
    D G Hogan
    78
    58
    83
  • 11/06/17
    CUR 10Sft Hc,9K
    8-8
    11/14 16 1/2l, Dragon Fei[9/2]8-13
    Killian Hennessy
    78
    29
    55
  • 16/05/17
    KLN 11Y Hc,6K
    9-2
    1/11 1l, Beau Et Sublime[7/1]9-1
    Killian Hennessy
    73
    76
    77
  • 15/04/17
    COR 10Gd/Y Hc,6K
    9-13
    6/16 7 3/4l, Light That[20/1]8-8
    Seamie Heffernan
    73
    46
    70
  • 18/10/16
    GOW 9Sft/Hy Md,5K
    9-9
    2/17 4 3/4l, Nanabad[6/1]8-11 bl(1)
    Pat Smullen
    71
    41
    72
14
Motcomb Street
Rachael Blackmore/J Hanlon
Age:4
Weight:11-7
SpotlightForm: 4-4
18/1
SP
Fourth in two bumpers, at Doncaster last November and at Cork last month; down the field in a 1m4f maiden here earlier in the week; tongue-tie fitted now
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 02/08/17
    GAL 12Y Md,8K
    11-12
    11/17 20l, Exchange Rate[11/1]11-12
    Mr B O'Neill
    11
    44
  • 14/07/17
    COR 16Gd 4-7yNHF,5K
    11-1
    4/14 8 1/4l, Katie Connell[12/1]11-3
    Mr R Deegan
    16
    101
  • 26/11/16
    DON 13Gd 3yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    4/13 4 1/2l, Irish Prophecy[11/4F]10-12
    Denis O'Regan
    79
    94
23
Balinaboola Steel
/G Power
Age:5
Weight:11-12
SpotlightForm: 50-2
20/1
SP
Not disgraced on Tramore debut in April but second run at Punchestown later that month was not as encouraging; much improved when running prominently all the way for second in a seven-runner bumper here on Thursday; third reserve.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 03/08/17
    GAL 18Y 5-7yNHF,8K
    11-11
    2/7 9l, Dayna Moss[16/1]11-7
    Mr D L Queally
    107
  • 28/04/17
    PUN 18Gd/Y 5-7yNHF,8K
    11-11
    11/18 41l, Canardier[33/1]11-9
    Mr D L Queally
    36
    76
  • 10/04/17
    TRM 16Gd 5-7yNHF,5K
    11-11
    5/11 13 1/2l, Fort Montagu[10/1]11-9
    Mr D L Queally
    82
    105
8
WhenthewindblowsBF
R Dunne/S Mahon
Age:5
Weight:11-12
SpotlightForm: 80-332
109
22/1
SP
Has been placed in three handicap hurdle runs since joining this stable; officially rated 90 now, so major improvement needed in order to make a major impact in a maiden.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/07/17
    LIM 16Gd HdHc,6K
    11-5
    2/18 3/4l, Silent Sun[3/1F]11-5 t
    Paul Townend
    87
    73
    102
  • 22/07/17
    LIM 18Gd HdHc,6K
    10-11
    3/18 13 1/2l, Darkest Flyer[11/2]10-10 t
    Robert Dunne
    87
    79
    93
  • 11/07/17
    ROS 16Gd/Y HdHc,6K
    10-11
    3/18 2 3/4l, Ted Bach[7/1]10-13 t(1)
    Conor Brassil
    85
    85
    93
  • 19/01/17
    THU 16Y/Sft 4-5yMdHd,5K
    10-13
    15/17 128l, Surf Instructor[200/1]10-13 v(1)
    J J Slevin
  • 08/09/16
    CLO 19Gd MdHd,5K
    11-1
    8/9 53l, Simiel[66/1]11-0
    Andrew Ring
    52
  • 25/08/16
    BEL 17Gd MdHd,5K
    11-2
    11/11 40l, Bakers Street[66/1]10-11
    Kevin Sexton
    22
    67
6
Roskelton
B T O'Connell/M J McDonagh
Age:5
Weight:11-12
SpotlightForm: 1-
25/1
SP
Good first effort when winning a maiden point at Dromahane for Harry Kelly; now with County Clare stable
3
Bere Haven
K Brouder/I O'Connor
Age:7
Weight:11-12
SpotlightForm: 1-37
89
40/1
SP
Won maiden point on debut at Tralee towards the end of the season before last; moderate third at Aintree on the first of two outings in Britain this summer; struggled at Utoxeter last month
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 11/07/17
    UTT 22Gd Cl5 MdHd,3K
    10-12
    7/9 41l, Ahead Of The Curve[5/1]10-5
    Sean Quinlan
    83
  • 16/06/17
    Ain 20Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    3/6 32l, Minotaur[10/1]11-4
    Sean Quinlan
    20
    87
22
Bard Of Armagh
/A Martin
Age:4
Weight:11-7
SpotlightForm: 00
70
40/1
SP
Towards the rear at Killarney and Punchestown in two outings in May; second reserve.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/05/17
    PUN 16Gd 4yMdHd,6K
    10-13
    23/25 103l, Cook Islands[100/1]11-7
    Donagh Meyler
    10
  • 14/05/17
    KLN 17Gd 4yMdHd,6K
    11-2
    14/18 58l, Le Richebourg[40/1]11-2
    Paul Townend
    10
    63
2
Ballinahow Bill
S W Flanagan/D Kelly
Age:5
Weight:11-12
SpotlightForm: P55304
105
50/1
SP
Remote fourth in a 3m maiden at Bellewstown four weeks ago; up against it in this company.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 08/07/17
    BEL 24Gd MdHd,6K
    11-4
    4/13 27l, Its All Guesswork[12/1]11-4 h
    Sean Flanagan
    92
    65
    94
  • 06/07/17
    BEL 16Gd HdHc,7K
    10-6
    14/16 31l, Stormey[20/1]11-12 h
    Patrick Corbett
    92
    21
    77
  • 21/06/17
    WEX 24Gd MdHd,6K
    11-1
    3/14 20l, Sweet Home Chicago[20/1]11-1 h
    Patrick Corbett
    90
    103
  • 03/06/17
    TRM 16Gd MdHd,6K
    11-12
    5/13 3 1/2l, California Soul[10/1]11-12 h
    Sean Flanagan
    85
    80
    98
  • 24/05/17
    WEX 20Gd MdHd,6K
    11-12
    5/13 15 1/2l, Artical Eleven[10/1]11-7 h
    Sean Flanagan
    87
    87
  • 17/05/17
    PUN 24Gd HdHc,6K
    10-4
    PU/24 Nobody Home[25/1]11-3 h(1)
    Paul O'Reilly
    87
13
Katbart
M A Enright/N Lee
Age:4
Weight:11-7
SpotlightForm: 008
86
50/1
SP
No worthwhile form in a pair of maiden hurdles before poor run in a Killarney bumper.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 20/07/17
    KLN 17Gd 4yNHF,6K
    11-4
    8/10 39l, Santiago De Cuba[50/1]11-7
    Mr Finian Maguire
    79
  • 31/05/17
    PUN 20Gd MdHd,7K
    11-0
    21/24 140l, Lac Kivu[100/1]11-3
    Andrew Ring
  • 14/05/17
    KLN 17Gd 4yMdHd,6K
    11-2
    10/18 48l, Le Richebourg[66/1]11-2
    Mark Enright
    23
    73
19
Shramore Lady
B Browne/M Hallinan
Age:7
Weight:11-5
SpotlightForm: 10P-04
50/1
SP
Well exposed in points though she managed a mares' maiden win at Lisbeg last year; moderate fourth in a recent Ballinrobe bumper
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 25/07/17
    BAL 17Gd 5-7yNHF,6K
    11-0
    4/7 18l, Brahma Bull[33/1]12-0
    Mr S Connor
    77
  • 09/07/17
    LIM 20Gd 4-7yNHF,6K
    11-2
    10/18 34l, Ainsi Va La Vie[33/1]11-9
    Mr A J Fox
    10
    75
  • 15/07/16
    KLB 19Y MdHd,5K
    10-6
    PU/12 Airlie Beach[80/1]11-7
    Mr B Browne
  • 30/05/16
    BAL 16Gd 4-7yNHF,5K
    11-2
    15/15 197l, Glens Harmony[33/1]11-3
    Mr B Browne
21
Black Allstar
G Fox/G Cromwell
Age:4
Weight:11-7
Spotlight
50/1
SP
Newcomer by Jeremy is a half-brother to winning sprinter Red All Star; declared to wear tongue-strap; first reserve
1
Bad Cigar
P D Kennedy/F Costello
Age:9
Weight:11-12
SpotlightForm: 4324/8
116
66/1
SP
Fair placed form at an early stage of his career; not disgraced in a Cork handicap last month when making first racecourse appearance in more than four years; tough task in maiden company now.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/07/17
    COR 16Gd HdHc,6K
    10-8
    8/24 21l, Mr Champers[33/1]11-12
    Rachael Blackmore
    84
    44
    78
  • 30/04/13
    BAL 16Sft HdHc,5K
    11-11
    4/11 14 1/2l, Usa[8/1]11-5
    John Cullen
    101
    67
    102
  • 09/03/13
    GOW 16Hy HdHc,6K
    10-8
    2/14 1/2l, Wing It Lady[14/1]10-8
    David Splaine
    96
    46
    114
  • 08/02/13
    DUN 12St Hc,4K
    9-0
    10/13 9 1/4l, Blue Ridge Lane[20/1]9-9
    Fergal Lynch
    48
    26
    41
  • 09/01/13
    FAI 16Hy HdHc,4K
    11-10
    3/15 8 3/4l, Whatdreamsrmadeof[12/1]11-9
    John Cullen
    95
    61
    107
  • 29/12/12
    LIM 16Hy 4yMdHd,6K
    11-7
    4/10 10 1/2l, Goodtime Boy[12/1]11-0
    John Cullen
    95
    89
    104
4
Lucky Robin
J J Burke/W Burke
Age:5
Weight:11-12
SpotlightForm: 990
58
66/1
SP
No ability in evidence in three maiden hurdle outings so far; tried with a tongue-tie now.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/06/17
    CLO 16Gd/Y MdHd,6K
    11-9
    17/18 94l, Dawn In The Park[100/1]11-5
    Donagh Meyler
    21
  • 25/05/17
    TIP 16Gd MdHd,6K
    11-4
    9/12 74l, Tay Lane[50/1]10-4
    Danny Mullins
    53
  • 18/05/17
    CLO 19Gd MdHd,6K
    11-4
    9/10 62l, Vanishing Point[50/1]11-4
    Danny Mullins
    56
11
Dubai Flyer
R Loughran/N Kelly
Age:4
Weight:11-7
SpotlightForm: 07
50
66/1
SP
Can be discounted following runs in a Downpatrick bumper and a Cartmel maiden hurdle.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/06/17
    CRT 22GS Cl5 MdHd,3K
    10-12
    7/8 90l, Its Pandorama[33/1]11-2
    Derek Fox
    14
  • 19/05/17
    DPT 17Gd 4-7yNHF,5K
    10-13
    12/14 60l, Iolani[50/1]12-0
    Mr S P Kelly
    43
12
Fly De Megaudais
D McInerney/M J McDonagh
Age:4
Weight:11-7
Spotlight
66/1
SP
French-bred newcomer; trainer probably has better chance with winning pointer Roskelton.
20
Grallagh
L Dempsey/J P Dempsey
Age:4
Weight:11-0
SpotlightForm: 0
80/1
SP
Far too keen first time out in a bumper at Roscommon; needs to settle much more effectively.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 11/07/17
    ROS 16Gd/Y 4-7yNHF,6K
    10-10
    10/11 27l, Vittorio[25/1]11-9
    Miss A O'Sullivan
    70
17
Musical Ava
M P Burke/John M Burke
Age:5
Weight:11-5
SpotlightForm: 8B08
101
100/1
SP
Modest form to date, impossible to make a case for her in maiden company.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/07/17
    LIM 16Gd MdHd,7K
    11-0
    8/16 18 1/2l, The Birdie Crowe[100/1]11-7
    Martin Burke
    46
    92
  • 11/07/17
    ROS 16Gd/Y MdHd,6K
    10-6
    11/18 46l, Law Girl[100/1]11-1
    Martin Burke
    30
    64
  • 24/06/17
    GOW 16GF MdHd,7K
    10-12
    BD/16 Madurai[33/1]11-12
    Martin Burke
  • 24/05/17
    WEX 20Gd 5-7yNHF,5K
    11-1
    8/11 38l, Major Destination[25/1]11-9
    Mr J M Burke
    60
18
Ochto Milano
D E Mullins/G Power
Age:5
Weight:11-5
Spotlight
100/1
SP
Sister to Garri Rua, a fair staying hurdler for this yard; also closely-related to Yes Sir Brian, a useful bumper and hurdles winner for this stale.
UNNAMED FAVOURITE
SP
UNNAMED 2nd FAVOURITE
SP