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Campeador (FR) 5,gr g 11-12

Gris De Gris-Royale Video(Video Rock)

hd2(318) bf (John P McManus)
Rated 145

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE200-2.00
UK100-1.00

4th Dec 16 Fairyhouse(2m Hcap Hurdle, Good To Yielding, Yielding In Places) Rated 142 9/2Fav 10-13 B J Geraghty fell(17 ran) in race won by Waxies Dargle

16th Mar 16 Cheltenham(2m 87yds Hcap Hurdle, Good (Good to Soft in places)) Rated 141 8/1 11-9 B J Geraghty fell(22 ran) in race won by Diego du Charmil

26th Dec 15 Leopardstown(2m Hurdle, Heavy) 3/1 10-12 M P Walsh 4th of 8 runners, 10.13L behind Apple s Jade

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Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 12,b g 11-12

Stowaway-Hurricane Debbie(Shahanndeh)

cp+(33) cd1 bf (Mrs A F Mee & David Mee)
Rated 145

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE3715127.90
UK504-5.00

15th Sep 17 Listowel(2m 4f Chase, Heavy) Rated 146 5/4Fav 11-2 N D Fehily 2nd of 5 runners, 2.75L behind Dromnea

5th Aug 17 Galway(2m 6f 168yds Hcap Hurdle, Soft (NH), Soft, Heavy in places (Flat)) Rated 148 14/1 11-9 D N Russell 9th of 20 runners, 18.78L behind Ballyegan Hero

31st Jul 17 Galway(2m 179yds Flat Hcap, Yielding (Nh), Soft (Flat)) Rated 89 16/1 11-8 Mr B O Neill 6th of 20 runners, 4.79L behind Whiskey Sour

Trainer Quotes

John Joseph Hanlon quotes on Hidden Cyclone (IRE)

I’d say he jumped better than ever there. Danny said he got an easy lead and he took advantage of it - it was a great ride.
After Hidden Cyclone (IRE) finished 1st at Punchestown on Wed, 12th Oct 2016 2m Hurdle Good

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Hidden Cyclone (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
The Game Changer (IRE)2
12th Oct Punchestown(2m , Hurdle, Good) Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 1st (7/2 11-9 Rated 142) D E Mullins 7.75L in front of The Game Changer (IRE) 3rd (9/2 11-1 Rated 141) C M Collins (7 ran)
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30th Jul Galway(2m , Hcap Hurdle, N.H. - Good. Flat - good to yielding) Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 4th (6/1 10-2 Rated 137) B Hayes 19.38L in front of The Game Changer (IRE) 12th (10/1 10-11 Rated 143) D N Russell (20 ran)
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Wakea (USA) 6,b g 11-9

Cape Cross-Imiloa(Kingmambo)

ts+hd+(47) d2 (Gary Ryan)
Rated 142

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE7223.44
UK200-2.00

1st Sep 17 Down Royal(3m 88yds Hurdle, Yielding) Rated 142 5/1 11-1 Mr J C Barry (5) 2nd of 5 runners, shd behind Rashaan

8th Jul 17 Bellewstown(2m 160yds Hcap Hurdle, Good) Rated 142 13/2 11-9 Donagh Meyler (3) fell(12 ran) in race won by Timiyan

8th Apr 17 Aintree(2m 103yds Hcap Hurdle, Good to Soft (Good in places)) Rated 142 8/1 11-8 Donagh Meyler (3) fell(19 ran) in race won by Chesterfield

Trainer Quotes

Karl Thornton quotes on Wakea (USA)

it's been an awful summer for him - he tested positive for an anti-inflammatory that he didn't get in my yard and it didn't go out of his system for three months and he looked horrendous all summer. We came here because there was no novice hurdle in Ireland for him and he seems to be going the right way. When he learns how to jump he has a big engine and he looks like a horse that will jump a fence. In fact hurdles are nearly too small for him. He is still a big baby in a lot of ways. I can't believe we’ve got him - we paid 16,500gns (in February 2016) for him and he's a fine horse and sound as a bell.
After Wakea (USA) finished 1st at Down Royal on Sat, 5th Nov 2016 2m Hcap Hurdle Good

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The Game Changer (IRE) 8,b g 11-6

Arcadio-Gilt Ridden(Heron Island)

ts+(38) cd1 (Gigginstown House Stud)
Rated 139

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE4012150.70
UK602-6.00

10th Sep 17 Listowel(2m Hurdle, Heavy) Rated 137 4/1 11-5 C D Meehan (7) 1st of 5 runners, by hd and 12L from Ballycasey and Dysios

29th Aug 17 Ballinrobe(2m 1f Chase, Yielding to soft) Rated 144 5/2 11-2 D N Russell 1st of 5 runners, by 2.25L and 15L from Ted Veale and Emcon

10th Aug 17 Sligo(2m 70yds Hurdle, Good) Rated 140 5/2 11-2 B J Cooper 2nd of 5 runners, 1.25L behind Ted Veale

Trainer Quotes

Gordon Elliott quotes on The Game Changer (IRE)

He's entered at Cheltenham next weekend but I'd say we might have to take a pull now. He's after winning three Graded races now and has turned inside out. He loves it over fences. He'll get a break now until the spring and we'll look at the festivals at the back-end. If you look back to Galway he can still be tricky enough but when he gets there and things work out he's good. He'd have to improve again (to make up into a Grade 1 horse) as he's beating summer horses. We could look at Aintree and Punchestown with him. The Grand Annual is also an option.
After The Game Changer (IRE) finished 1st at Punchestown on Thu, 15th Oct 2015 2m 2f Novice Chase Good

Head to Head

In the last 3 years The Game Changer (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Hidden Cyclone (IRE)2
12th Oct Punchestown(2m , Hurdle, Good) Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 1st (7/2 11-9 Rated 142) D E Mullins 7.75L in front of The Game Changer (IRE) 3rd (9/2 11-1 Rated 141) C M Collins (7 ran)
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30th Jul Galway(2m , Hcap Hurdle, N.H. - Good. Flat - good to yielding) Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 4th (6/1 10-2 Rated 137) B Hayes 19.38L in front of The Game Changer (IRE) 12th (10/1 10-11 Rated 143) D N Russell (20 ran)
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Ornua (IRE)1
3rd Aug Galway(2m 11yds, Hcap Hurdle, National Hunt - Yielding; Flat - Soft) The Game Changer (IRE) 13th (40/1 10-2 Rated 140) J Bowen Ornua (IRE) pulled up (20/1 10-7 Rated 138) B T O'Connell (20 ran)
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Ornua (IRE) 6,ch g 11-5

Mahler-Merry Heart(Broken Hearted)

(76) d2 (John J Phelan & Syed Momin)
Rated 138

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE5210.12
P2P210

3rd Aug 17 Galway(2m 11yds Hcap Hurdle, National Hunt - Yielding; Flat - Soft) Rated 138 20/1 10-7 B T O Connell pulled up(20 ran) in race won by Tigris River

18th May 17 Clonmel(2m 110yds Hurdle, Good) 5/4Fav 11-9 B T O Connell 1st of 5 runners, by 17L and 13L from Morgan and Prickly

1st May 17 Down Royal(2m Maiden Hurdle, Good, Good To Firm In Places (Hurdle&Bumper), Good To Firm, Good in places (Chase)) 15/8Fav 11-4 B T O Connell 1st of 20 runners, by 5L and 5L from Vanishing Point and King s War

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Ornua (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
The Game Changer (IRE)1
3rd Aug Galway(2m 11yds, Hcap Hurdle, National Hunt - Yielding; Flat - Soft) The Game Changer (IRE) 13th (40/1 10-2 Rated 140) J Bowen Ornua (IRE) pulled up (20/1 10-7 Rated 138) B T O'Connell (20 ran)
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Tully East (IRE) 7,b g 11-5

Shantou-Ghillie's Bay(King's Ride)

(174) cd1 (Barry Connell)
Rated 138

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1133-1.08
UK2107.00

27th Apr 17 Punchestown(2m Hcap Chase, Good To Yielding (Hurdle/bumper/chase Crse) - Good To Firm (x-country)) Rated 144 5/1 11-9 D F O Regan pulled up(13 ran) in race won by Don t Touch It

14th Mar 17 Cheltenham(2m 4f 78yds Hcap Chase, Good to Soft) Rated 138 8/1 11-8 D F O Regan 1st of 20 runners, by 1.25L and nk from Gold Present and Two Taffs

19th Feb 17 Navan(2m 1f Novice Chase, Soft To Heavy) Rated 135 7/1 11-1 D F O Regan 2nd of 3 runners, 19L behind Ball D arc

Trainer Quotes

Alan Fleming quotes on Tully East (IRE)

It is absolutely super, I am so thrilled. I can't tell you how thrilling it is. Denis O'Regan was cool and crisp and is some man to have on the big day. It is like an obstacle course out there, but Denis is very clever and was astute to what was going on around him. The horse has a lot of a ability. If he gets a clear run he will be very good. I'm not sure how far he will go. I was impressed with the way he jumped today, he was very clever. I'm sure he will go to either Fairyhouse or Punchestown. I would love to run him in a Graded race before the end of the season.
After Tully East (IRE) finished 1st at Cheltenham on Tue, 14th Mar 2017 2m 4f Hcap Chase Good to Soft

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Forge Meadow (IRE) 5,b f 11-3

Beneficial-Ballys Baby(Bob Back)

hd2(17) d2 (Joseph M Doyle)
Rated 136

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE83212.88
UK100-1.00

1st Oct 17 Tipperary(2m Hurdle, Flat/chase: Heavy. Hurdle/bumper: soft to heavy.) Rated 136 12/1 11-2 R M Power 6th of 6 runners, 29.88L behind Jezki

25th Apr 17 Punchestown(2m 100yds Hurdle, Good To Yielding (Hurdle/bumper/chase Crse), Good To Firm (Cross)) Rated 138 9/1 11-5 R M Power 4th of 7 runners, 17.25L behind Cilaos Emery

16th Mar 17 Cheltenham(2m 179yds Hurdle, Good (Good to Soft in places)) Rated 125 12/1 11-7 R M Power 8th of 16 runners, 18L behind Let s Dance

Trainer Quotes

Mrs John Harrington quotes on Forge Meadow (IRE)

She has just been unlucky this year. She was unlucky in the Royal Bond and last time she was just a bit too far out of it,. She was very good and he said she cantered everywhere. She still needs to relax a bit more. Two miles is her trip at the moment, and she will probably be better on better ground. I was very worried about the ground today as I thought it was going to be too heavy. The entries for the mares novice at Cheltenham close tomorrow and she will be entered in that.
After Forge Meadow (IRE) finished 1st at Naas on Sun, 26th Feb 2017 2m Hurdle Soft to Heavy

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Jimmy Breekie (IRE) 7,b g 11-2

Alkaadhem-Highland Breeze(Kotashaan)

(124) c1 d1 (W I MacKenzie)
Rated 123

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE11240.50
UK513-2.00
P2P200

16th Jun 17 Aintree(2m 4f Hurdle, Good) Rated 123 7/4 11-7 Patrick Eamonn Corbett (3) 2nd of 6 runners, 5L behind Minotaur

4th Jun 17 Perth(2m 4f 35yds Hurdle, Good (Watered)) Rated 125 2/1Fav 11-3 Patrick Eamonn Corbett (3) 1st of 11 runners, by 4.5L and 3L from An Fear Ciuin and Air Squadron

15th May 17 Killarney(2m 4f Hurdle, Soft (Heavy in Places)) Rated 125 20/1 11-3 P E Corbett (3) 5th of 9 runners, 17.28L behind Plinth

Trainer Quotes

S R B Crawford quotes on Jimmy Breekie (IRE)

the trick to him is to take him back and get him to jump. Once he jumps well he's a nice horse and he should go on to do a bit more for them hopefully,. said Corbett. He was a bit unlucky the last day. The horse in front (eventual winner Never Off Duty) stopped and then he idled a bit in front and the other horse got back up to beat him. He was due that.
After Jimmy Breekie (IRE) finished 1st at Navan on Sat, 1st Apr 2017 2m Maiden Hurdle Heavy

Probable SP 9/4 Campeador, 4/1 The Game Changer, 5/1 Hidden Cyclone, 7/1 Wakea, 8/1 Ornua, Tully East, 10/1 Forge Meadow, 14/1 Jimmy Breekie.

Previous Years
2016 Hidden Cyclone 11 11-9 D E Mullins 7/2 (John Joseph Hanlon)
2015 Modem 5 11-2 M J Bolger 1/10Fav (Mrs John Harrington)
2014 Taglietelle 5 11-7 P Carberry 11/2 (Gordon Elliott)
2013 Captain Arceus 7 11-12 B J Cooper 1/2Fav (D T Hughes)

Symbols Explained

ts2 Tongue Strap vs2 Visor hd2 Hood es2 Eye Shield ec2 Eye Cover cp2 Cheekpiece bl2 Blinkers tt2 Tongue Tie cd2 Course and Distance Winner c2 Course Winner d2 Distance Winner bf Beaten Favourite on Last Run

The superscript number on headgear bl2 indicates number of times worn. A plus bl+ indicates more than 10 times where as red background bl1indicates first time.

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