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  • Date: 18 October 2020
  • Going: GOOD
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Connolly's Red Mills Irish European Breeders Fund Auction Maiden Hurdle (Class )

  • Distance: 2m 4f 50y
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 14
  • Prize: £20,000
  • Race status: Weighed In

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Once-raced maiden. Ninth of 15 in novice hurdle (50/1) at Limerick (20f, soft) on NH debut 87 days ago.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
23/07/20 Limerick 9/15 Hurdle 2m 4f Soft 11st 9lbs S. D. Torrens 82.63

Well held in bumper/maiden hurdle.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
07/10/20 Galway 17/18 Hurdle 2m 3f 19y Soft 12st 0lbs Daniel Holden 1000
17/03/20 Wexford 9/9 Bumper 2m Heavy 11st 10lbs H. Morgan 49.66

Twice-raced maiden. 4/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, third of 7 in bumper at Listowel (16f, soft) 22 days ago. Bred to stay well so this step up in trip promises to suit now hurdling.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
26/09/20 Listowel 3/7 Bumper 2m Soft z 11st 9lbs Mr D. O'Connor 5.26
09/09/20 Punchestown 2/15 Bumper 2m 150y Soft 12st 2lbs Mr D. O'Connor 7.36

€24,000 3-y-o, Arcadio gelding. Dam (c116/h115) hurdle/chase winner up to 23f. Wears tongue strap.

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€2,500 3-y-o, Dylan Thomas gelding. Dam unraced.

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€12,000 3-y-o, Sans Frontieres gelding. Closely related to fair hurdler The Composeur, and half-brother to fairly useful hurdler Secret Reprieve, stays 3m.

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Twice-raced maiden. Sixth of 15 in novice hurdle (100/1) at Killarney (17f, soft) 57 days ago.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
22/08/20 Killarney 6/15 Hurdle 2m 1f Soft 10st 11lbs A. M. McCurtin 244.4
15/03/20 Limerick 8/9 Hurdle 2m Heavy 10st 7lbs S. F. O'Keeffe 138.58

80/1, below form eighth of 16 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, soft) 8 days ago, though not ideally placed. Remains with potential up in trip.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
10/10/20 Fairyhouse 8/16 Hurdle 2m Soft 11st 5lbs Mr D. Kiely 360
07/09/20 Galway 9/10 Bumper 2m 130y Soft 11st 5lbs Mr P. Byrnes 26
22/08/20 Killarney 3/15 Hurdle 2m 1f Soft 11st 4lbs K. J. Brouder 88.87
04/03/20 Clonmel 3/7 Hurdle 2m Heavy 11st 7lbs K. J. Brouder 38

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Eighth of 9 in novice hurdle at Naas (19f, soft, 50/1). Off 8 months. Tongue strap on for 1st time.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
08/02/20 Naas 8/9 Hurdle 2m 3f Soft 11st 4lbs P. D. Kennedy 200
23/01/20 Gowran Park 4/7 Hurdle 2m 4f Heavy 11st 7lbs Miss A. B. O'Connor 38
16/12/19 Naas 7/24 Hurdle 2m 3f Soft 11st 7lbs P. D. Kennedy 630
26/11/19 Punchestown 8/12 Bumper 2m 100y Heavy 11st 9lbs Mr Finian Maguire 13.5
21/04/19 Fairyhouse 18/22 Bumper 2m Good 11st 4lbs Mr Finian Maguire 9.16

Fair hurdler. 7/2, good second of 14 in novice hurdle at Kilbeggan (19.8f, good to soft) 37 days ago, needing stiffer test. Remains with potential.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
11/09/20 Kilbeggan 2/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 180y Gd/sft H 11st 1lbs C. P. McNamara 6.2
22/08/20 Killarney 3/5 Bumper 2m 1f Soft H 11st 2lbs Mr J. D. Coffey 51.73
29/07/20 Galway 6/11 Bumper 2m 110y Soft H 11st 11lbs Mr J. D. Coffey 63.33
26/12/19 Limerick 9/12 Bumper 2m Heavy H 11st 9lbs Mr D. Allen 15
14/11/19 Clonmel 2/6 Hurdle 2m 110y Heavy H 11st 3lbs C. P. McNamara 35.86
15/12/18 Fairyhouse 9/15 Bumper 2m Gd/sft 11st 7lbs Mr D. Allen 24

Fair hurdler. 7/2, creditable second of 9 in novice hurdle at Gowran (20f, good) 15 days ago, clear of remainder. Should go well again.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
03/10/20 Gowran Park 2/9 Hurdle 2m 4f Good 12st 0lbs Donagh Meyler 5.2
08/09/20 Punchestown 3/14 Hurdle 2m 4f 70y Soft 12st 0lbs Donagh Meyler 12.75
02/08/20 Cork -/16 Hurdle 2m 3f 120y Gd/sft 12st 0lbs S. F. O'Keeffe 1.72
23/07/20 Limerick 2/10 Hurdle 3m Soft 12st 0lbs Rachael Blackmore 8.6
08/07/20 Bellewstown 4/14 Bumper 2m 129y Gd/sft 12st 2lbs Mr J. C. Barry 21.18
30/05/19 Limerick 3/6 Bumper 2m Good 11st 6lbs Mr J. C. Barry 8.28
17/05/19 Kilbeggan 1/9 Bumper 2m Gd/sft 11st 6lbs Mr J. C. Barry 160

Showed more than on hurdling bow when seventh of 10 in maiden hurdle at Downpatrick (22.5f, good to soft, 50/1) 9 days ago. May do better still.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
09/10/20 Downpatrick 7/10 Hurdle 2m 6f 110y Gd/sft 12st 0lbs B. Hayes 83.69
10/08/20 Ballinrobe -/10 Hurdle 2m 6f 65y Good 11st 10lbs J. J. Slevin 18.41
23/08/19 Killarney 6/6 Bumper 2m 1f Good 12st 0lbs Mr T. Reilly 5.73
04/08/19 Galway 3/8 Bumper 2m Soft 12st 0lbs Mr T. Reilly 15.84
19/06/19 Wexford 1/14 Bumper 2m Good 12st 0lbs Mr T. Reilly 28.8

Bumper winner who offered some encouragement when fourth of 9 on Listowel hurdle bow (2m), despite making some mid-race mistakes. Upped in trip and should improve.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
21/09/20 Listowel 4/9 Hurdle 2m Good 11st 12lbs D. E. Mullins 8.77
17/03/20 Wexford 1/9 Bumper 2m Heavy 12st 0lbs Mr R. Deegan 18.16
27/12/19 Limerick 8/9 Bumper 2m Heavy 11st 11lbs Mr R. Deegan 10.67

Modest hurdler. Remains a maiden after 7 hurdle runs. Pulled up in handicap hurdle at Down Royal (24f, heavy, 16/1) when last seen 11 months ago.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
01/11/19 Down Royal -/20 Hurdle 3m Heavy 11st 4lbs Mr T. Hamilton 22
20/10/19 Cork 3/8 Hurdle 2m 4f 50y Soft 11st 3lbs Mr T. Hamilton 17.49
21/04/19 Cork 11/16 Hurdle 3m Gd/sft 10st 6lbs Patrick O'Hanlon 49.99
09/03/19 Gowran Park 9/19 Hurdle 2m 4f Soft 11st 0lbs A. W. Short 54.34
24/01/19 Gowran Park 8/17 Hurdle 2m 4f Soft 11st 1lbs A. W. Short 294.82
28/12/18 Limerick 2/9 Hurdle 2m 6f Soft 11st 1lbs A. W. Short 53.37
28/11/18 Punchestown 9/11 Hurdle 2m 6f Good 11st 5lbs Patrick O'Hanlon 677.05
21/10/18 Cork 3/6 Bumper 2m 3f Good 11st 0lbs Patrick O'Hanlon 213.7
08/10/18 Tipperary 10/12 Bumper 2m 4f Good 11st 7lbs Mr T. Hamilton 677.61

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

An open-looking maiden hurdle with KNOCKMOYLAN receiving the vote. Ellmarie Holden's 5-y-o has shown clear promise in a brace of bumpers lately and promises to be well suited by this step up in trip now hurdling (bred to stay well). Recent Gowran second Fest Deiz should give another good account, while Breakeven and Family Business are others to throw into the mix.

Betting Forecast

150/1 Cooline Bluebell (Ire), 300/1 Ontheforty (Ire), 15/2 Knockmoylan (Ire), 20/1 Gandy Man (Ire), 50/1 Dylans Delight (Ire), 40/1 Marco Rock (Ire), 100/1 Its All Grace (Ire), 22/1 General Clermont (Fr), 28/1 Wherethewindsblow, 11/2 Family Business (Ire), 7/2 Fest Deiz (Fr), 10/1 Cabin Hill (Ire), 7/1 Song Of Earth (Ire), 33/1 Wild Rumour (Ire)
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