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  • Date: 04 May 2021
  • Going: SOFT
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

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  • Distance: 2m 5f 61y
  • Age: 5 years old+
  • Runners: 11
  • Prize: £10,000
  • Race status: Weighed In

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Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 7/4, matched previous best when second of 16 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, good to soft) 21 days ago. Expected to go well again.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
13/04/21 Fairyhouse 2/16 Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft 0 12st 0lbs J. W. Kennedy 3.2
28/03/21 Limerick 2/18 Hurdle 2m 3f Heavy 0 12st 0lbs Jordan Colin Gainford 4.15
08/03/21 Leopardstown 4/17 Hurdle 2m Good 0 12st 0lbs J. W. Kennedy 9.2
04/02/21 Down Royal 3/9 Bumper 2m 150y Heavy 12st 1lbs Mr J. J. Codd 2.85
11/12/20 Punchestown 3/9 Bumper 2m 100y Heavy 11st 11lbs Mr B. O'Neill 3.27

Once-raced maiden. 50/1, fifth of 14 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, heavy) on NH debut 60 days ago, needing stiffer test. Should have more to offer.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
05/03/21 Fairyhouse 5/14 Hurdle 2m 4f Heavy 12st 0lbs Jordan Colin Gainford 43.72

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. Fifth of 16 in novice hurdle (50/1) at Fairyhouse (20f, good to soft) 21 days ago.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
13/04/21 Fairyhouse 5/16 Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft 12st 0lbs Keith Donoghue 53.85
13/03/21 Navan -/14 Hurdle 2m Heavy 12st 0lbs Keith Donoghue 388.11
27/02/21 Fairyhouse 8/10 Bumper 2m Heavy 12st 2lbs D. J. Hand 60.63

Fair hurdler. 28/1, seventh of 15 in novice hurdle at this course (17.6f, good to soft) 18 days ago. Up in trip.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
16/04/21 Ballinrobe 7/15 Hurdle 2m 1f 142y Gd/Sft 11st 9lbs T. N. Brett 36
28/08/20 Down Royal 9/11 Bumper 2m 100y Soft 11st 11lbs Mr Finian Maguire 50.71
09/09/18 Listowel -/12 Hurdle 3m Good 11st 5lbs Mr P. A. King 30
09/08/18 Sligo 1/13 Bumper 2m 2f Good 11st 9lbs Mr P. A. King 16.87
15/07/18 Sligo 3/8 Bumper 2m 2f Good 11st 7lbs Mr P. A. King 25
28/05/18 Ballinrobe 7/14 Bumper 2m 110y Good 11st 9lbs Mr P. A. King 16.6

Robin Des Pres gelding. Half-brother to fair hurdler/fairly useful chaser Fly Rory Fly, stayed 25f, and bumper winner/modest 2m hurdle winner Oscar Wings, stayed 2½m. Wears hood. Reserve 1.

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Fair hurdler. Remains a maiden after 7 hurdle runs. Below form fifth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (24.6f, good, 25/1) 12 days ago. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
22/04/21 Kilbeggan 5/12 Hurdle 3m 140y Good 11st 10lbs Richard Condon 32.72
21/03/21 Downpatrick 7/12 Hurdle 2m 2f 165y Gd/Sft 12st 0lbs Barry Foley 11
19/01/21 Clonmel 5/13 Hurdle 2m 51y Heavy 11st 12lbs H. Morgan 17.36
01/01/21 Tramore 4/12 Hurdle 2m Heavy 11st 4lbs Jamie Hayes 9.51
10/12/20 Tramore 4/11 Hurdle 2m Heavy 11st 11lbs Jamie Hayes 48.72
17/11/20 Limerick 2/13 Hurdle 2m Heavy 11st 6lbs Jamie Hayes 190.99
04/03/20 Clonmel 4/7 Hurdle 2m Heavy 11st 7lbs Richard Condon 288.26

Twice-raced maiden. 200/1, fifth of 14 in novice hurdle at Limerick (19.2f, soft) 15 days ago. Type to do better when tackling handicaps.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
19/04/21 Limerick 5/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 50y Soft 11st 9lbs P. J. Cawley 704.01
06/03/21 Navan 14/18 Hurdle 2m Soft 11st 9lbs P. J. Cawley 543.99

Lightly raced maiden who readily surpassed previous efforts when second of 16 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, good to soft) 21 days ago, finishing strongly. Now his task is to back that up.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
13/04/21 Fairyhouse 2/16 Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft 12st 0lbs D. J. Hand 85
01/03/21 Punchestown -/16 Hurdle 2m 4f Heavy 11st 6lbs D. J. Hand 470.4
08/12/20 Punchestown 10/10 Bumper 2m 130y Heavy 12st 0lbs Mr S. W. Condon 381.72
03/05/19 Punchestown 15/17 Bumper 2m 2f Gd/Sft 12st 0lbs Mr S. W. Condon 704.52
23/04/19 Fairyhouse 10/24 Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs Killian Moore 1000
18/03/19 Navan 15/21 Hurdle 2m Heavy 11st 12lbs Killian Moore 534.2

Once-raced maiden. 66/1, fifth of 18 in novice hurdle at Limerick (19f, heavy) on NH debut 37 days ago. May well be sharper with that under his belt.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
28/03/21 Limerick 5/18 Hurdle 2m 3f Heavy 12st 0lbs D. J. O'Keeffe 110

Lightly-raced maiden. 200/1, fourteenth of 16 in novice hurdle at Naas (19f, heavy) 141 days ago.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
14/12/20 Naas 14/16 Hurdle 2m 3f Heavy 12st 0lbs A. M. McCurtin 1000
22/11/20 Cork 11/14 Hurdle 2m Heavy 12st 0lbs K. J. Brouder 1000
12/11/20 Clonmel 12/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 87y Heavy 11st 6lbs A. M. McCurtin 947.09
05/11/20 Thurles 12/13 Hurdle 2m 6f 169y Soft 11st 6lbs S. F. O'Keeffe 185.83

Thrice-raced maiden. 100/1, pulled up in novice hurdle at Bellewstown (20.2f, heavy), labouring circuit out. Off 8 months. First run for yard after leaving Noel C. Kelly.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
25/08/20 Bellewstown -/12 Hurdle 2m 4f 50y Heavy 0 10st 13lbs D. E. Mullins 177.35
23/07/20 Limerick 6/10 Hurdle 3m Soft 0 11st 7lbs Conor Orr 122.53
04/07/20 Bellewstown -/14 Hurdle 2m 4f 50y Gd/Sft 11st 1lbs J. S. McGarvey 150

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

FISSA showed fairly useful form when third in a race that worked out well on debut at Punchestown back in the autumn and, whilst it hasn't been all plain sailing since, he's fancied to get back on the up now with definite potential for better still. Champagne Sparkles rates the lead threat, ahead of Captain Mc.

Betting Forecast

5/2 Champagne Sparkles (Fr), 18/1 Simply Shabra (Ire), 25/1 Look Dont Touch (Ire), 18/1 Brooks Falls (Ire), 497/1 Shamrockembassador (Ire), 12/1 Drop Him In (Ire), 40/1 Ask Blossomfort (Ire), 8/1 Eat The Book (Ire), 40/1 Lightning Star (Ire), 150/1 Fair Day (Ire), 80/1 One For Susie (Ire)
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