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Alterno (IRE) 5,b g 11-12

Fastnet Rock-Altarejos(Vettori)

bl6(13) cd1 bf (Mrs J S Bolger)
Rated 102

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1624-8.25

30th Sep 17 Gowran Park(2m Hcap Hurdle, Soft to Heavy) Rated 102 4/1Fav 11-6 D N Russell 4th of 13 runners, 14.5L behind High School Days

28th Aug 17 Downpatrick(2m 2f 165yds Hcap Hurdle, Good, changed to Yielding after first race) Rated 95 7/2Fav 11-12 D N Russell 1st of 13 runners, by 11L and 0.5L from Personal Shopper and Eric The Third

14th Aug 17 Ballinrobe(2m 1f 70yds Hcap Hurdle, Yielding, yielding to soft in places) Rated 94 7/2Fav 11-11 D N Russell 2nd of 12 runners, 6L behind Youngnedofthehill

Trainer Quotes

Desmond McDonogh quotes on Alterno (IRE)

this is one of my favourite tracks from the very beginning when I was leading trainer here for two or three years in the 1970s. I also rode my first winner here, I won't say when but it was 1969 and I beat Richard Dunwoody's father in a hurdle, imagine! The horse duly knew more than I did and pulled up after the winning post and I fell off over his head!. he (Alterno) deserved that and has been running consistently despite the old trait of swishing his tail, but he didn't swish today. He travelled beautifully and Davy (Russell) said he handled it like a Ferrari! . He gave him a great ride and it's brilliant as he has been knocking on the door. I'd say he'll jump a fence as he's a great jumper.
After Alterno (IRE) finished 1st at Downpatrick on Mon, 28th Aug 2017 2m 2f Hcap Hurdle Good

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Alterno (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Ashjan (GB)1
25th Jul Ballinrobe(2m 1f 142yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good) Alterno (IRE) 3rd (7/1 10-13 Rated 94) D N Russell 86.25L in front of Ashjan (GB) 11th (4/1 10-5 Rated 99) S P Kelly (15 ran)
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Boudry (FR)1
24th May Wexford(2m , Hcap Hurdle, Good) Alterno (IRE) 3rd (6/1 10-0 Rated 96) B R Dalton 25.50L in front of Boudry (FR) 5th (12/1 10-8 Rated 104) D J Mullins (8 ran)
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Oskar High (IRE)1
25th Jul Ballinrobe(2m 1f 142yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good) Oskar High (IRE) 2nd (20/1 9-10 Rated 80) A Ring 4.75L in front of Alterno (IRE) 3rd (7/1 10-13 Rated 94) D N Russell (15 ran)
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Boudry (FR) 6,b g 11-12

Crossharbour-Lavande(Iris Noir)

ts2(42) (Lee Power)
Rated 102

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE300-3.00
UK813-6.09

1st Sep 17 Down Royal(2m 6f Hcap Hurdle, Yielding) Rated 102 4/1 11-5 D N Russell 11th of 14 runners, 51.5L behind Uptake

17th Jul 17 Killarney(2m 4f Hcap Hurdle, Flat: good, good to firm in places. NH: good.) Rated 102 25/1 11-12 K M Donoghue 6th of 18 runners, 5.78L behind Lizzies Champ

24th May 17 Wexford(2m Hcap Hurdle, Good) Rated 104 12/1 10-8 D J Mullins 5th of 8 runners, 30.75L behind Mr Picotee

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Boudry (FR) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Alterno (IRE)1
24th May Wexford(2m , Hcap Hurdle, Good) Alterno (IRE) 3rd (6/1 10-0 Rated 96) B R Dalton 25.50L in front of Boudry (FR) 5th (12/1 10-8 Rated 104) D J Mullins (8 ran)
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Better Back Bob (IRE) 11,ch g 11-9

Bob Back-Flagofconvienience(Old Vic)

(20) c2 (Philip Boyd)
Rated 99

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE273928.00
P2P920

23rd Sep 17 Navan(2m 6f Hcap Hurdle, Yielding, Yielding to Soft in places) Rated 100 12/1 11-10 R C Colgan 18th of 22 runners, 74.75L behind Let s Twist Again

28th Aug 17 Downpatrick(2m 3f 55yds Hcap Chase, Good, changed to Yielding after first race) Rated 109 11/2 11-3 R C Colgan 3rd of 9 runners, 12L and 0.5L behind William Du Berlais and Mitebeall Forluck

13th Aug 17 Downpatrick(2m 5f 165yds Hcap Hurdle, Good) Rated 96 7/1 11-13 R C Colgan 2nd of 10 runners, nk behind Tranquil Magic

Trainer Quotes

Neil McKnight quotes on Better Back Bob (IRE)

He did it well. The last day we ran him here we probably went the wrong trip and he probably needed the run back. He liked the trip today. That last day was the only time he was out of the money around here, the whole thing didn't suit him. He's not a good traveller so he can't travel too far and he'll come back here. . Robbie (Colgan) gave him a great ride. He meets us once or twice a week to ride work. He's a gentleman to work with. He's very under-rated. . The owner Philip Boyd is my cousin and only lives over the road from me. Robbie rode him (work) and thought he was coming back to himself. It wasn't that hot a contest. The last time it was a hot handicap. It was a lot different league there today.
After Better Back Bob (IRE) finished 1st at Downpatrick on Thu, 13th Jul 2017 2m 5f Hcap Hurdle Good

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Better Back Bob (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Persian Wind (IRE)1
14th Oct Downpatrick(2m 2f 110yds, Novice Chase, Good to Yielding, changed to Yielding after race 2, changed to Yielding to Soft after race 5) Better Back Bob (IRE) 1st (33/1 11-12) R C Colgan 15.50L in front of Persian Wind (IRE) 5th (10/1 11-12) L P Dempsey (10 ran)
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Ashjan (GB)1
17th Jun Downpatrick(2m 1f 65yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good (Watered overnight)) Ashjan (GB) 1st (7/2 10-8 Rated 91) Mr S P Kelly 59.50L in front of Better Back Bob (IRE) 11th (16/1 11-8 Rated 91) R C Colgan (14 ran)
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Tranquil Magic (IRE)2
13th Aug Downpatrick(2m 5f 165yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good) Tranquil Magic (IRE) 1st (11/4Fav 11-5 Rated 91) J J Slevin .25L in front of Better Back Bob (IRE) 2nd (7/1 11-13 Rated 96) R C Colgan (10 ran)
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13th Jul Downpatrick(2m 5f 170yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good) Better Back Bob (IRE) 1st (14/1 11-8 Rated 89) R C Colgan 3.25L in front of Tranquil Magic (IRE) 2nd (7/2 11-1 Rated 87) J J Slevin (10 ran)
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Tranquil Magic (IRE) 6,b m 11-8

Gold Well-Bondi Babe(Meneval)

ts+cp6(21) c2 (J J Devaney)
Rated 98

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1224-5.00
P2P210

22nd Sep 17 Downpatrick(2m 3f 55yds Novice Chase, Soft to Heavy (2nd last fence omitted in races 5 & 6 due to ground conditions)) Rated 98 9/4JFav 11-2 J J Slevin (3) 1st of 13 runners, by 5L and 5.5L from Persian Wind and A Touch Of Sparkle

28th Aug 17 Downpatrick(2m 5f 160yds Hcap Hurdle, Good, changed to Yielding after first race) Rated 97 7/1 10-5 S W Flanagan 2nd of 8 runners, 11L behind Small World

13th Aug 17 Downpatrick(2m 5f 165yds Hcap Hurdle, Good) Rated 91 11/4Fav 11-5 J J Slevin (3) 1st of 10 runners, by nk and 28L from Better Back Bob and Personal Shopper

Trainer Quotes

Colin Bowe quotes on Tranquil Magic (IRE)

we were planning on this being her last run but J.J. said she loved the ground so we'll maybe get another run. She jumped lovely but had a bit of experience from point-to-pointing and was good and loves it here. She wouldn't be a star at home but she keeps her best for here. Her owner John Devaney is from London.
After Tranquil Magic (IRE) finished 1st at Downpatrick on Fri, 22nd Sep 2017 2m 3f Novice Chase Soft to Heavy

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Tranquil Magic (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Better Back Bob (IRE)2
13th Aug Downpatrick(2m 5f 165yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good) Tranquil Magic (IRE) 1st (11/4Fav 11-5 Rated 91) J J Slevin .25L in front of Better Back Bob (IRE) 2nd (7/1 11-13 Rated 96) R C Colgan (10 ran)
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13th Jul Downpatrick(2m 5f 170yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good) Better Back Bob (IRE) 1st (14/1 11-8 Rated 89) R C Colgan 3.25L in front of Tranquil Magic (IRE) 2nd (7/2 11-1 Rated 87) J J Slevin (10 ran)
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Persian Wind (IRE)1
22nd Sep Downpatrick(2m 3f 55yds, Novice Chase, Soft to Heavy (2nd last fence omitted in races 5 & 6 due to ground conditions)) Tranquil Magic (IRE) 1st (9/4J Fav 11-2 Rated 98) J J Slevin 5.00L in front of Persian Wind (IRE) 2nd (16/1 11-12 Rated 94) L P Dempsey (13 ran)
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Movingswiftlyalong (IRE) 6,b f 11-7

Beneficial-Supreme Woman(Lord Of Appeal)

ts6(22) (Stephen A Nolan)
Rated 97

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE510-1.25

21st Sep 17 Ballinrobe(2m 4f 49yds Hcap Hurdle, Soft To Heavy) Rated 97 7/1 11-5 P D Kennedy (3) 4th of 13 runners, 7L behind Eiri Na Casca

22nd Aug 17 Sligo(2m 4f 170yds Maiden Hurdle, Soft to Heavy) 11/4 11-2 P D Kennedy (3) 1st of 8 runners, by 0.5L and 9.5L from Full Batten and Sparky Stowaway

10th Aug 17 Sligo(2m 2f Bumper, Good) 10/1 11-2 Miss S Larkin (7) 4th of 8 runners, 8.75L behind Sunrise Lady

Trainer Quotes

Shane Kieran Ryder quotes on Movingswiftlyalong (IRE)

She's tiny but she's tough as nails. She has shown bits of ability. Fair play to HRI for putting on these races because without them she wouldn't be winning a maiden hurdle. She's had four quick runs now. Who knows how good she is but she's the winner of a maiden hurdle tonight anyway and the owner is delighted so that's all that matters. The ground was my worry coming up, would she handle it with the size of her and 11 stone. Being by Beneficial you wouldn't worry but the size of her was my big concern. She proved me wrong anyway. We'll see what the handicapper does. I thought she was a summer mare and I don't think she'll be able to compete with proper National Hunt horses on winter ground. That might be it until next spring.
After Movingswiftlyalong (IRE) finished 1st at Sligo on Tue, 22nd Aug 2017 2m 4f Maiden Hurdle Soft to Heavy

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Ashjan (GB) 4,b g 11-4

Medicean-Violet(Mukaddamah)

ts7(21) c1 (Real Deal Syndicate)
Rated 98

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE811-3.50
UK101-1.00

22nd Sep 17 Downpatrick(2m 1f 65yds Hurdle, Soft to Heavy (2nd last fence omitted in races 5 & 6 due to ground conditions)) Rated 99 7/1 10-2 S P Kelly (7) 7th of 7 runners, 26.5L behind Scotch Beg

29th Aug 17 Ballinrobe(2m 4f 111yds Hcap Hurdle, Yielding to soft) Rated 99 20/1 10-10 S P Kelly (7) fell(14 ran) in race won by Kilganer Queen

25th Jul 17 Ballinrobe(2m 1f 142yds Hcap Hurdle, Good) Rated 99 4/1 10-5 S P Kelly (7) 11th of 15 runners, 94.5L behind Hello Sweetie

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Ashjan (GB) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Better Back Bob (IRE)1
17th Jun Downpatrick(2m 1f 65yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good (Watered overnight)) Ashjan (GB) 1st (7/2 10-8 Rated 91) Mr S P Kelly 59.50L in front of Better Back Bob (IRE) 11th (16/1 11-8 Rated 91) R C Colgan (14 ran)
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Alterno (IRE)1
25th Jul Ballinrobe(2m 1f 142yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good) Alterno (IRE) 3rd (7/1 10-13 Rated 94) D N Russell 86.25L in front of Ashjan (GB) 11th (4/1 10-5 Rated 99) S P Kelly (15 ran)
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Oskar High (IRE)1
25th Jul Ballinrobe(2m 1f 142yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good) Oskar High (IRE) 2nd (20/1 9-10 Rated 80) A Ring 91.00L in front of Ashjan (GB) 11th (4/1 10-5 Rated 99) S P Kelly (15 ran)
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Persian Wind (IRE) 7,ch g 11-4

Pushkin-Wind Away(Golden Tornado)

ts+cp6(8) (Robert Honner)
Rated 94

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE2224-11.25

5th Oct 17 Tramore(2m Novice Chase, Yielding (Hurdles & Bumper course), Yielding (Chase course)) 6/1 11-4 L P Dempsey 1st of 9 runners, by shd and 1.5L from Knockraha King and Canny Tom

22nd Sep 17 Downpatrick(2m 3f 55yds Novice Chase, Soft to Heavy (2nd last fence omitted in races 5 & 6 due to ground conditions)) Rated 94 16/1 11-12 L P Dempsey 2nd of 13 runners, 5L behind Tranquil Magic

31st Aug 17 Bellewstown(2m 150yds Hcap Hurdle, Good, Good to Yielding in places) Rated 95 7/1 11-5 L P Dempsey 14th of 16 runners, 82.31L behind Mezajy

Trainer Quotes

J P Dempsey quotes on Persian Wind (IRE)

I'm delighted, but he nearly threw it away at the last and didn't jump as well today as he normally does - normally he is electric. Luke was lucky to stay on him at the first and it was nearly all over there. He seems to have come back stronger this year and there’s a hurdle there for him. The horses are in great form, and the filly in the first was even third, it has been amazing.
After Persian Wind (IRE) finished 1st at Tramore on Thu, 5th Oct 2017 2m Novice Chase Yielding

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Persian Wind (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Better Back Bob (IRE)1
14th Oct Downpatrick(2m 2f 110yds, Novice Chase, Good to Yielding, changed to Yielding after race 2, changed to Yielding to Soft after race 5) Better Back Bob (IRE) 1st (33/1 11-12) R C Colgan 15.50L in front of Persian Wind (IRE) 5th (10/1 11-12) L P Dempsey (10 ran)
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Tranquil Magic (IRE)1
22nd Sep Downpatrick(2m 3f 55yds, Novice Chase, Soft to Heavy (2nd last fence omitted in races 5 & 6 due to ground conditions)) Tranquil Magic (IRE) 1st (9/4J Fav 11-2 Rated 98) J J Slevin 5.00L in front of Persian Wind (IRE) 2nd (16/1 11-12 Rated 94) L P Dempsey (13 ran)
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Oskar High (IRE) 5,b g 11-3

Mountain High-Kiwi Lass(Oscar)

(25) (Addergoole More Partnership)
Rated 93

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE9120.00

18th Sep 17 Galway(2m 110yds Hcap Hurdle, Hurdle/bumper: soft, yielding in places. Chase: soft.) Rated 89 8/1 10-6 J W Kennedy 2nd of 15 runners, 1L behind Dundrum Lad

25th Aug 17 Killarney(2m 4f Hcap Hurdle, Flat: yielding, good to yielding in places. N.H.: good.) Rated 83 8/1 10-10 D J McInerney (4) 1st of 17 runners, by 0.5L and 4L from Queen Khaleesi and Gold Smoke

10th Aug 17 Sligo(2m 70yds Hcap Hurdle, Good) Rated 83 5/1 10-4 A Ring (3) 4th of 10 runners, 3L behind Dundrum Lad

Trainer Quotes

Norman Lee quotes on Oskar High (IRE)

My horses weren't right until recently and that win was a needed one. He wants niceish ground and could run at Ballinrobe on Tuesday,.
After Oskar High (IRE) finished 1st at Killarney on Fri, 25th Aug 2017 2m 4f Hcap Hurdle Good to Yielding

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Oskar High (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Alterno (IRE)1
25th Jul Ballinrobe(2m 1f 142yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good) Oskar High (IRE) 2nd (20/1 9-10 Rated 80) A Ring 4.75L in front of Alterno (IRE) 3rd (7/1 10-13 Rated 94) D N Russell (15 ran)
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Ashjan (GB)1
25th Jul Ballinrobe(2m 1f 142yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good) Oskar High (IRE) 2nd (20/1 9-10 Rated 80) A Ring 91.00L in front of Ashjan (GB) 11th (4/1 10-5 Rated 99) S P Kelly (15 ran)
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Charms Bracelet (IRE) 4,gr f 11-2

Tamayuz-Terri's Charmer(Silver Charm)

bl4(21) cd1 (Martin McLoughlin & Sean Coyne)
Rated 96

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE9101.00

22nd Sep 17 Downpatrick(2m 2f 165yds Hcap Hurdle, Soft to Heavy (2nd last fence omitted in races 5 & 6 due to ground conditions)) Rated 90 9/1 11-6 J W Kennedy 1st of 12 runners, by 3.5L and 6L from Pinotage and Cottonvale

19th Sep 17 Galway(1m 4f Flat Maiden, Soft) Rated 38 66/1 9-7 R Aguiar 8th of 8 runners, 23L behind Dawn Choir

1st Sep 17 Down Royal(2m Maiden Hurdle, Yielding) Rated 88 66/1 10-12 J W Kennedy 4th of 16 runners, 7.53L behind Dixie Lee

Trainer Quotes

Adrian Murray quotes on Charms Bracelet (IRE)

I rode her in Down Royal two runs back and she ran a cracker that day and finished fourth. She just likes it out in front when she gets things her own way. She jumps brilliantly and travels away so everything went to plan today. I thought the last day in Down Royal she wanted just a little bit more of an ease so it seemed perfect today. She winged the fourth last and she took off and I thought it was a bit far out to be going on but she did it well.
After Charms Bracelet (IRE) finished 1st at Downpatrick on Fri, 22nd Sep 2017 2m 2f Hcap Hurdle Soft to Heavy

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Kitty B (IRE) 8,br f 10-11

Golan-Midnight Pleasure(Great Palm)

ts8(6) (John Patrick Ryan)
Rated 87

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1102-11.00

7th Oct 17 Fairyhouse(2m 5f Novice Chase, Good To Yielding, Yielding In Places) 50/1 11-0 C A Landers (7) 5th of 7 runners, 45L behind Shattered Love

21st Sep 17 Ballinrobe(2m 4f 49yds Maiden Hurdle, Soft To Heavy) Rated 89 12/1 10-6 A W Short (7) 7th of 10 runners, 44.25L behind Court Artist

8th Sep 17 Kilbeggan(2m Maiden Hurdle, Soft) Rated 89 8/1 11-1 A W Short (4) 4th of 14 runners, 16.75L behind The Brassmoulder

First Time - In a Hdl Handicap Kitty B» Full list of First Time Gear

Probable SP 7/2 Charms Bracelet, 4/1 Oskar High, 5/1 Persian Wind, 6/1 Tranquil Magic, 15/2 Alterno, 8/1 Movingswiftlyalong, 10/1 Boudry, 14/1 Better Back Bob, Kitty B, 16/1 Ashjan.

Previous Years
2016 Shek O Lad 7 10-12 J B Kane 10/1 (Desmond McDonogh)
2015 Urban Dusk 6 11-12 D R Fox 2/1Fav (Mark Michael McNiff)

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