7:05pm Clonmel Racecard & Odds - Clonmel Handicap Hurdle - 16/05/2019
CLONMEL
16 May 2019
Thursday 16th May

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Clonmel Handicap Hurdle

  • Channel: RTV
  • Distance: 2m 3f 189y
  • Going: Good
Clonmel
Runners
8

Type
Hurdle

Surface
Turf

Stalls

Weather
Partly cloudy

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Silk colours for Mr Picotee
Mr Picotee tp
J: Mr J C Barry 5
T: Vincent Laurence Halley
Returns from a spell over fences, twice beaten between the flags before failing to beat a rival home when hunter chasing last time. Was poor over this trip over timber in August off just three pounds higher; winless since May 2017, he's readily avoided.
Beaten a head in this race last year off 1lb higher mark but not at his best of late
4P430-
Age: 10
Weight: 11-13
OR: 119
Days: 24
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
22 Apr 19 Cor Cork 20f Gd/Y HntCh 10-13 t 10/10 It Came To Pass (54L) 33/1 - 68
14 Apr 19 Bls Ballysteen 24f Y OpenPTP 11-11 3/5 Samanntom (12L) 6/1 - 91
30 Mar 19 Prt Portrush 24f Gd/Y OpenPTP 12-2 4/10 Longhouse Music (18L) 20/1 - 88
28 Oct 18 Wex Wexford 20f Y/Sft HcCh 10-6 tp PU/10 Neddyvaughan () 50/1 116 -
16 Oct 18 Pun Punchestown 16f Gd Ch 11-12 tp 4/5 Kildorrery (29L) 33/1 118 107
7 Oct 18 Tip Tipperary 16f Gd HcH 11-5 tp 10/11 Fiesole (36L) 40/1 121 89
2
Silk colours for The Big Lense
D
The Big Lense t
J: Davy Russell
T: Gordon Elliott
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 6 wins from 20 in the last 14 days (30%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 15 wins from 61 in the last 14 days (25%)
Sole win came in a maiden in August over this trip, a repeat of which would see him go close from this mark. Shaped promisingly in two starts this spring over similar trips, although he was poor last time; needs to bounce back.
Surely capable of better than last time behind Roxboro Road but needs to bounce back
16479-
Age: 6
Weight: 11-10
OR: 116
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Apr 19 Fai Fairyhouse 20f Gd/Y NvHcH 11-4 t 9/15 Roxboro Road (33L) 7/1 117 107
10 Mar 19 Naa Naas 19f Y HcH 10-3 t 7/19 Mount Pelier (12L) 8/1 117 119
23 Feb 19 Fai Fairyhouse 20f Gd/Y HcH 10-5 t 4/14 Eight And Bob (15L) 12/1 117 120
14 Oct 18 Lim Limerick 24f Gd HcH 11-5 t 6/9 The Gatechecker (20L) 2/1F 117 111
30 Aug 18 Bel Bellewstown 20f Gd MdH 11-4 t1 1/9 Ozzie's Way (4½L) EvensF - 121
1 Aug 18 Gal Galway 21f Y/Sft MdH 11-12 8/19 Getareason (35L) 10/1 - 97
3
Silk colours for Castlehume
BF
Castlehume t 1
J: Ryan Treacy 5
T: S J Mahon
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 17 in the last 14 days (0%)
Tongue tie enlisted for his stable debut, leaving Noel Meade's yard after completing a double and placing over this trip in three stable starts. Remains feasibly treated and he has no issue going fresh; interesting stable debutante.
Three fruitful runs for Noel Meade last summer, back from break for new yard, market check
4/112-
Age: 7
Weight: 11-8
OR: 114
Days: 280
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Aug 18 Sli Sligo 20f Gd HcH 10-7 2/10 Pass The Ball (1½L) EvensF 109 121
5 Aug 18 Gal Galway 16.5f Gd/Y HcH 10-11 1/20 Derby De Thaix (6½L) 10/1 103 119
6 Jul 18 Bel Bellewstown 16.5f GF HcH 11-1 1/16 Persian Wind (nk) 9/1 98 110
31 Jan 17 Dro Down Royal 19.5f Sft/Hy HcH 10-11 4/14 Camlann (20L) 9/2F 100 96
21 Jan 17 Nav Navan 16f Sft HcH 10-6 3/15 Yaha Fizz (22L) 9/4F 100 104
26 Dec 16 Dro Down Royal 16f Sft HcH 10-13 3/20 Backinthesaddle (½L) 16/1 96 104
4
Silk colours for You Can't Catch Me
CD
You Can't Catch Me t
J: Sean O'Keeffe 7
T: Kieran Purcell
CD
4 x C&D Winner - Won 4 times before on this course at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 31 in the last 14 days (3%)
Three recent starts over fences have been a mixed bag, struggling twice either side of a cosy success over two-miles-six. Was fifth in three consecutive starts over timber in the autumn off slightly higher; place claims returned to hurdling at a track he loves.
Course specialist bids for a sixth win at this venue, will enjoy returning to hurdles
55018-
Age: 10
Weight: 11-6
OR: 112
Days: 41
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Apr 19 Wex Wexford 20f Y NvHcCh 11-5 t 8/9 Cloudy Morning (45L) 14/1 121 91
23 Mar 19 Thu Thurles 22f Gd Ch 11-12 t 1/9 Stooshie (½L) 14/1 - 103
9 Mar 19 Gow Gowran Park 20f Sft Ch 11-5 10/15 Burrows Saint (67L) 66/1 - 69
5 Oct 18 Gow Gowran Park 20f Gd HcH 10-13 t 5/12 The King Of Brega (15L) 12/1 113 111
20 Sep 18 Clo Clonmel 19.5f Gd/Y HcH 11-7 t 5/7 Glamorous Nellie (8¼L) 9/2 114 116
30 Aug 18 Bel Bellewstown 20f Gd HcH 10-6 t 5/13 Boot Camp (13L) 7/1 115 113
5
Silk colours for Mutadaffeq
D
Mutadaffeq
J: Jonathan Moore
T: Gavin Cromwell
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Improved for the step up in trip returned to novice company, scoring easily for which he shoulders a penalty. Was held in three starts in handicap company off lesser marks previously, although the new trip leaves him open to further progression. Player.
Set to go up 10lb for smooth Cork win but competes under 6lb penalty here, obvious chance
0425-1
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
OR: 104
Days: 5
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 May 19 Cor Cork 19f Gd/Y NvH 11-0 t 1/7 Popong (2L) 7/1 104 114
22 Apr 19 Cor Cork 16f Gd/Y HcH 11-0 t 5/19 Bothar Dubh (12L) 6/1 104 102
31 Mar 19 Lim Limerick 16f Gd HcH 10-9 t 2/15 Veneziano Springs (nk) 4/1 101 108
24 Feb 19 Naa Naas 16f Gd HcH 10-4 t 4/12 Ming Dynasty (4½L) 14/1 99 102
26 Jan 19 Fai Fairyhouse 16f Y MdH 11-12 17/22 Chosen Mate (90L) 66/1 - 50
13 Jan 19 Pun Punchestown 16f Gd MdH 11-12 17/21 Vision D'honneur (36L) 66/1 - 85
6
Silk colours for British Art
British Art p
J: Andrew Ring
T: R K Watson
Just one from seventeen, although he posted a career best in novice company over this trip last time, beaten narrowly by one rated 118. Now three pounds higher than when comfortably held over this trip previously, although this is a weaker contest.
Good second in Sligo rated novice hurdle last month, needs to eke out a little improvement
20452-
Age: 7
Weight: 11-3
OR: 109
Days: 18
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Apr 19 Sli Sligo 20f Gd NvH 11-0 p 2/6 Take A Turn (1½L) 16/1 105 113
21 Apr 19 Fai Fairyhouse 20f Gd/Y NvHcH 10-7 h 5/15 Roxboro Road (18L) 18/1 106 110
30 Mar 19 Nav Navan 13f Gd Hc 9-1 tp1 10/18 Trump Card (13½L) 5/1F 57 44
24 Mar 19 Dpt Downpatrick 19f Gd/Y HcH 11-3 h 4/12 Take A Turn (9½L) 8/1 107 113
23 Feb 19 Fai Fairyhouse 20f Gd/Y HcH 9-10 12/14 Eight And Bob (26L) 10/1 108 99
17 Feb 19 Nav Navan 16f Y HcH 10-5 h 2/9 Oscars Den (1½L) 4/1 105 112
7
Silk colours for Muroor
Muroor v
J: Conor Maxwell
T: T G McCourt
Both hurdling successes came in 2018 at Downpatrick, the latest off five pounds lower. Failed to threaten in four subsequent starts, including when comfortably held in ninth off just a pound higher in December. Something to prove now.
Progressive last summer, recent chase return uninspiring but should show better now
16935-
Age: 6
Weight: 10-11
OR: 103
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Apr 19 Fai Fairyhouse 16.5f Gd/Y Ch 11-12 5/6 Or Jaune De Somoza (61L) 33/1 - 71
6 Jan 19 Naa Naas 16f Gd/Y NvCh 11-2 3/3 Articulum (28L) 22/1 - 110
28 Dec 18 Leo Leopardstown 20f Gd/Y HcH 11-0 v 9/23 The Church Gate (30L) 40/1 104 90
28 Oct 18 Gal Galway 22f Y HcH 9-13 v 6/19 Suinda (12½L) 25/1 104 108
12 Oct 18 Dpt Downpatrick 19f Sft HcH 11-8 v 1/10 Just A Normal Day (2¼L) 8/1 98 108
28 Sep 18 Dpt Downpatrick 17.5f Gd NvH 10-13 v 5/9 Sir Benford Wales (14L) 11/1 99 95
8
Silk colours for Megalomaniac
BF
Megalomaniac
J: Sean Flanagan
T: Henry De Bromhead
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Handicap debutante who went close over two-miles-two last time under Rachael Blackmore. Has been consistent in his last three over hurdles without showing any notable progression, and he was weak at the finish last time. Weighted up to his best.
Good-looking 6yo couldn't capitalise on good opportunity here in March, handicap debut now
/8053-
Age: 6
Weight: 10-8
OR: 100
Days: 51
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Mar 19 Clo Clonmel 18.5f Gd/Y MdH 11-12 3/10 Noureev (1¾L) 2/1F - 99
17 Mar 19 Wex Wexford 16f Sft/Hy MdH 11-5 5/11 An Fraoch Mor (14L) 6/1 - 99
24 Feb 19 Naa Naas 16f Gd MdH 11-12 10/23 All For Joy (36L) 25/1 - 98
9 Dec 18 Cor Cork 16f Sft/Hy MdH 11-5 8/24 Come To Me (68L) 33/1 - 73
19 Apr 18 Fai Fairyhouse 16f Sft NHF 11-7 8/13 Dream Conti (21L) 16/1 - 103
Verdict

It's difficult to get away from the in-form Mutadaffeq, who is technically 4lb 'well-in' here, but the fresher Clonmel-loving YOU CAN'T CATCH ME could play a major part

Verdict silk image
You Can't Catch Me

Betting Forecast:

9/4 Mutadaffeq,

9/2 The Big Lense,

You Can't Catch Me,

Megalomaniac,

11/2 Castlehume,

8/1 British Art,

16/1 Muroor,

25/1 Mr Picotee

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