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