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  • Date: 22 November 2020
  • Going: HEAVY
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

I.n.h. Stallion Owners European Breeders Fund Maiden Hurdle (Class )

  • Distance: 2m
  • Age: 5 years old+
  • Runners: 14
  • Prize: £14,000
  • Race status: Weighed In

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Smart 20f bumper winner who signed off for last term with excellent second of 23 to stable companion Ferny Hollow in Champion Bumper at Cheltenham. Hugely exciting hurdling prospect.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
11/03/20 Cheltenham Champion Bumper 2/23 Bumper 2m 87y Soft 11st 5lbs Mr P. W. Mullins 3.14
01/02/20 Leopardstown 1/8 Bumper 2m Gd/Sft 11st 11lbs Mr P. W. Mullins 2.29
27/12/19 Leopardstown 1/9 Bumper 2m 4f 15y Soft 12st 0lbs Mr P. W. Mullins 2.36
30/11/19 Fairyhouse 3/9 Bumper 2m Soft 12st 0lbs Mr P. W. Mullins 4.1

Milan gelding. Dam unraced half-sister to useful hurdler/smart chaser (stayed 3m) Trafford Lad. Bred to be no back number so newcomer is respected. Market can guide.

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25/1, showed promise on hurdling bow in novice at Galway (16f, heavy) 28 days ago, disputing fourth when falling last. Holds place claims.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
25/10/20 Galway -/11 Hurdle 2m 11y Heavy 11st 9lbs C. D. Maxwell 74.21

Fair chaser. Good second of 18 in handicap chase at Punchestown (22f, soft, 11/1) 39 days ago. Switches to hurdles and holds place prospects.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
14/10/20 Punchestown 2/18 Chase 2m 6f Soft 11st 2lbs Mr C. J. Shine 17.53
25/09/20 Listowel 5/10 Chase 2m 4f Soft 0 11st 3lbs E. Walsh 7.17
29/08/20 Wexford 2/11 Chase 3m 1f Soft 11st 0lbs E. Walsh 18.5
22/08/20 Killarney 4/15 Hurdle 2m 1f Soft 11st 6lbs E. Walsh 85.77
02/08/20 Cork 11/16 Hurdle 2m 3f 120y Gd/Sft 12st 0lbs R. P. Treacy 100
20/02/20 Thurles 6/11 Chase 3m 168y Soft 11st 7lbs Mr C. J. Shine 429.05
17/11/19 Cork 6/8 Chase 3m Soft 11st 4lbs Mr J. Archdeacon 65
03/06/19 Listowel 9/13 Chase 3m Good 11st 7lbs Mr C. J. Shine 17.5

€42,000 3-y-o, Scorpion gelding. Half-brother to smart hurdler Sort It Out. Dam point winner. Appeals on paper but this is no easy introduction.

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Lightly-raced maiden. First run since leaving Dan Skelton when creditable fourth of 9 in bumper (50/1) at Downpatrick (18.8f, good to soft) 44 days ago. Makes hurdles debut and no forlorn hope.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
09/10/20 Downpatrick 4/9 Bumper 2m 2f 165y Gd/Sft 11st 9lbs Mr P. A. King 85
18/08/20 Fontwell Park 7/8 Bumper 2m 1f 162y Gd/Frm h 10st 12lbs Harry Skelton 10.86
16/07/20 Uttoxeter 3/10 Bumper 1m 7f 168y Good h 10st 7lbs Harry Skelton 12.22
14/09/19 Listowel 7/9 Bumper 2m Good 10st 10lbs Miss M. O'Sullivan 26

50/1, hinted at promise when sixth of 11 in bumper at Leopardstown (16f, soft) on NH debut 8 months ago. Makes hurdles debut and no forlorn hope.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
02/03/20 Leopardstown 6/11 Bumper 2m Soft 12st 0lbs Mr D. Allen 240.69

Thrice-raced maiden. 40/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, fifth of 14 in bumper at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) on bumper debut 19 days ago. Needs more now back over hurdles.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
03/11/20 Fairyhouse 5/14 Bumper 2m Heavy z 11st 11lbs Mr W. T. Cronin 56.85
07/09/20 Galway 7/18 Hurdle 2m 130y Soft 11st 7lbs A. M. McCurtin 516.87
24/08/20 Ballinrobe 7/13 Hurdle 2m 1f 87y Gd/Sft 10st 13lbs A. M. McCurtin 265.85

40/1, eleventh of 12 in bumper at Punchestown (16.4f, good to soft) on NH debut 18 months ago on sole run for T. J. O'Mara. Makes hurdles debut now with lot more required.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
15/05/19 Punchestown 11/12 Bumper 2m 100y Gd/Sft 12st 0lbs Mr J. P. O'Rourke 222.73

Third of 10 in bumper (9/1) at Kilbeggan (19.8f, good to soft) on NH debut for R. P. Cody 16 months ago but not seen out since. Makes hurdles debut now for new yard with his fitness a clear concern.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
19/07/19 Kilbeggan 3/10 Bumper 2m 3f 170y Gd/Sft 12st 0lbs Ms Lisa O'Neill 14.38

Eleventh of 17 in novice hurdle (22/1) at Clonmel (19.4f, heavy) on NH debut 10 days ago. Big step forward is needed now.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
12/11/20 Clonmel 11/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 87y Heavy 11st 6lbs S. F. O'Keeffe 47.14

Twice-raced maiden. 200/1, ninth of 14 in novice hurdle at this course (20.2f, good) 35 days ago. Down in trip with lots to find.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
18/10/20 Cork 9/14 Hurdle 2m 4f 50y Good 11st 3lbs G. B. Noonan 612.72
23/07/20 Limerick 9/15 Hurdle 2m 4f Soft 11st 9lbs S. D. Torrens 82.63

Twice-raced maiden, last of 13 in novice hurdle at Thurles (22.8f, soft, 150/1) 17 days ago. Back down in trip with lots to find.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
05/11/20 Thurles 13/13 Hurdle 2m 6f 169y Soft 11st 6lbs A. M. McCurtin 505.83
24/10/20 Galway 8/11 Hurdle 2m 90y Heavy 12st 0lbs A. M. McCurtin 827.6

Twice-raced maiden. 300/1, twelfth of 17 in novice hurdle at Clonmel (19.4f, heavy) 10 days ago. Significantly more required.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
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

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

APPRECIATE IT makes his eagerly-awaited hurdling debut and this smart bumper winner is expected to take this maiden before moving onto better things. Suil Alainn and Top Question have both shown themselves capable of fair form so look the duo to chase home Willie Mullins' exciting prospect in that order.

Betting Forecast

4/11 Appreciate It (Ire), 28/1 Mattie Cahill (Ire), 16/1 Suil Alainn (Ire), 22/1 Top Question (Ire), 66/1 Lord Gillygooley (Ire), 40/1 Pepite De Belle, 100/1 Master Mcshee, 22/1 Mammy Shark (Ire), 100/1 Raheen Peir (Ire), 20/1 No Way Pedro (Ire), 100/1 Fahrenheit De Lecu (Fr), 125/1 Cooline Bluebell (Ire), 300/1 Added Bonus (Ire), 250/1 Fair Day (Ire)
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