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

Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden Hurdle (Class )

  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 11
  • Prize: £15,000
  • Race status: Weighed In

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Promising type. Tongue strap on for 1st time, good 2¼ lengths third of 8 to N'golo in Grade 3 at this course (16f, soft, 9/2) 14 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip. Remains with potential.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
08/11/20 Navan 3/8 Hurdle 2m Soft z 11st 3lbs M. P. Walsh 6.4
13/10/20 Punchestown 2/18 Hurdle 2m 4f 50y Soft 12st 0lbs Keith Donoghue 1.74
01/02/20 Leopardstown 6/8 Bumper 2m Gd/Sft 11st 10lbs Mr J. J. Codd 11
29/12/19 Leopardstown 2/7 Bumper 2m Gd/Sft 11st 11lbs Mr P. J. Vaughan 4.3
07/12/19 Navan 1/8 Bumper 2m Heavy 11st 11lbs Ms Lisa O'Neill 2.62

Martaline brother to useful hurdler Squouateur, stayed 3¼m. Won sole start in points (February 2018) and he's well worth a look now starting out under Rules for powerful outfit.

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Promising sort. 11/10, fifth of 9 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (22.5f, heavy) in January, not ideally placed. No surprise to see better from him this term.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
14/01/20 Fairyhouse 5/9 Hurdle 2m 6f 110y Heavy 11st 1lbs Robbie Power 1.9
16/12/19 Naas 3/24 Hurdle 2m 3f Soft 11st 7lbs Robbie Power 5.56
16/11/19 Punchestown 4/22 Hurdle 2m 4f 50y Soft 11st 7lbs P. D. Kennedy 209

£110,000 5-y-o, Falco gelding. Half-brother to smart hurdler/useful chaser Farclas. Off mark in points on third (sole completed) start last time (Jan 12). Interesting for powerful stable.

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Mahler mare. Dam (c92/h111), 3m hurdle winner, half-sister to smart chaser (stayed 3m) Wise Old Owl. Off the mark in points at second attempt last time (Feb 9). Betting should guide on Rules debut.

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Useful Flat winner. Thrice-raced maiden over hurdles. Fourth of 9 in novice hurdle (18/1) at Down Royal (22f, soft) 23 days ago. Type to do better in handicaps.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
30/10/20 Down Royal 4/9 Hurdle 2m 6f Soft 12st 0lbs Jonathan Moore 42
09/11/19 Naas 13/16 Hurdle 2m 3f Soft 11st 12lbs Sean Flanagan 13.47
26/10/19 Galway 3/20 Hurdle 2m 90y Soft 11st 12lbs Jonathan Moore 14.5
22/08/18 York 2/16 Flat 2m 56y Gd/Frm 8st 8lbs Andrew Mullen 23.72
28/07/18 York 1/7 Flat 2m 56y Good 9st 0lbs Callum Rodriguez 3.4
19/07/18 Hamilton Park 3/6 Flat 1m 5f 16y Gd/Frm 9st 13lbs Andrew Mullen 4.2
30/06/18 Newcastle 5/19 Flat 2m 56y Slow 8st 10lbs Callum Rodriguez 8.77
05/05/18 Doncaster 3/10 Flat 1m 6f 115y Good 9st 6lbs Paul Mulrennan 15.5
04/07/17 Hamilton Park 1/8 Flat 1m 5f 16y Soft 9st 3lbs Paul Mulrennan 3.05
19/06/17 Wetherby 1/9 Flat 1m 6f Firm 9st 7lbs Phillip Makin 9.38
05/05/17 Musselburgh 4/6 Flat 1m 1f Gd/Frm 9st 6lbs Paul Mulrennan 14.61
29/09/16 Newcastle 5/6 Flat 1m 5y Std 9st 7lbs Paul Mulrennan 3.91
17/09/16 Ayr 5/11 Flat 1m Soft 9st 0lbs Paul Mulrennan 11.46
27/08/16 Redcar 1/9 Flat 7f Good 9st 2lbs Andrew Mullen 17.41
12/08/16 Newcastle 2/3 Flat 1m 5y Std 9st 5lbs Paul Mulrennan 20.26
29/07/16 Musselburgh 4/5 Flat 7f 30y Good 9st 5lbs Connor Beasley 10.2

Fairly useful winner at 16f in bumpers. Eighth of 20 in novice hurdle at this C&D (soft, 17/2) on hurdles bow 14 days ago. Open to progress.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
08/11/20 Navan 8/20 Hurdle 2m 4f Soft 12st 0lbs Denis O'Regan 16
20/10/19 Cork 5/8 Bumper 2m 3f Soft 11st 10lbs Mr M. J. Stenson 3.97
20/02/19 Punchestown 1/7 Bumper 2m 110y Gd/Sft 11st 7lbs Mr M. J. O'Hare 4.4

Bated Breath gelding who showed modest form on the Flat (one standout effort for Richard Hannon). He's another likely best watched now hurdling.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
04/11/19 Newcastle 9/14 Flat 1m 5y Std H 9st 7lbs Paula Muir 66.19
25/10/19 Dundalk 11/14 Flat 7f Slow z 9st 10lbs Vanessa Maye 310
13/10/19 Curragh 21/28 Flat 6f Heavy z 9st 3lbs P. A. Harnett 421.83
27/09/19 Dundalk 14/14 Flat 6f Slow z 9st 11lbs P. A. Harnett 119.54
07/05/18 Windsor 10/13 Flat 1m 31y Gd/Frm 9st 1lbs Sean Levey 35.95
21/04/18 Newbury 13/14 Flat 1m Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs Hollie Doyle 20.96
11/04/18 Kempton Park 3/8 Flat 7f Std 9st 2lbs Hollie Doyle 4.99

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. First start for 2 years, pulled up at Wexford (20f, soft, 150/1) 27 days ago, weakening quickly circuit out. Can only be watched.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
26/10/20 Wexford -/11 Hurdle 2m 4f Soft 12st 0lbs D. J. Hand 193.48
15/12/18 Hereford -/16 Hurdle 2m 3f 147y Soft H 10st 12lbs Richie McLernon 128.29
02/11/18 Down Royal 5/6 Hurdle 2m 6f Good 11st 12lbs R. C. Colgan 290.39
13/06/18 Punchestown -/11 Chase 2m 5f Good H 11st 12lbs Robert Dunne 220.07

Twice-raced maiden. 200/1, thirteenth of 14 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) 19 days ago. Back up in trip but hard to make a case for.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
03/11/20 Fairyhouse 13/14 Hurdle 2m Heavy 11st 6lbs C. D. Timmons 1000
15/01/20 Punchestown -/18 Hurdle 2m 4f Heavy 11st 9lbs A. W. Short 1000

Once-raced maiden. 250/1, nineteenth of 20 in novice hurdle at this C&D (soft) on NH debut 14 days ago. Easy enough to look elsewhere.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
08/11/20 Navan 19/20 Hurdle 2m 4f Soft 12st 0lbs L. A. McKenna 1000

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

A useful bumper winner, WIDE RECEIVER has shaped with plenty of promise on both starts over hurdles, unsuited by the drop back in trip when third in a Grade 3 over 2m here 2 weeks ago. He remains with potential and can strike back at this more suitable trip. The returning Ashdale Bob, and Rules debutantes Shadow Rider and Folcano head up the dangers.

Betting Forecast

13/8 Wide Receiver (Ire), 4/1 Shadow Rider (Fr), 9/2 Ashdale Bob (Ire), 10/1 Folcano (Fr), 28/1 Kilbree Warrior (Ire), 14/1 Davy's Dilemma, 10/1 Sellarbridge (Ire), 66/1 Boing, 150/1 Hill Of Keash (Ire), 200/1 Bard Of Eirn (Ire), 200/1 Henry Africa (Ire)
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