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Fearachain (IRE) 10,b g 11-12

Craigsteel-Amerfontaine(Lord Americo)

(785) (Mrs Sandra McCarthy)

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1525-9.00
UK100-1.00

19th May 16 Clonmel(2m 110yds Hurdle, Good CHANGED to good, good to firm in places at 6.15pm) Rated 121 14/1 11-7 J M Moore (5) 2nd of 6 runners, 2.25L behind Princely Conn

2nd May 16 Down Royal(2m 6f Hurdle, Good on chase course; Good (Yielding in places) on bumper and hurdle tracks) Rated 123 7/1 11-8 D E Mullins 4th of 6 runners, 16.5L behind Kilkishen

14th Nov 15 Cheltenham(2m 5f 26yds Hcap Hurdle, Good to Soft (Soft in places)) Rated 128 25/1 11-0 C Gethings (7) 8th of 11 runners, 55L behind Leave At Dawn

Trainer Quotes

Anthony Mullins quotes on Fearachain (IRE)

I thought he was entitled to do that on his bumper form. I will talk to Peter and Sandra (McCarthy) but I'd say he will go for the two mile five handicap hurdle on the Saturday of Galway. Maybe it is a tough assignment to go for one of those big ones on a first run in a handicap but sure we are going to give it a shot now away. He has had two runs fairly quick now so I'd say he won't go to Killarney and will go to Galway.
After Fearachain (IRE) finished 1st at Wexford on Fri, 3rd Jul 2015 2m 4f Maiden Hurdle Good to Firm

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Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE914-6.12
P2P110

29th May 18 Ballinrobe(2m 3f 110yds Novice Chase, Good) Rated 127 8/1 11-12 J W Kennedy 10th of 15 runners, 54L behind Balzac Turgot

6th Jan 18 Cork(2m 4f Novice Chase, Heavy) 8/1 11-12 J W Kennedy 10th of 10 runners, 79.75L behind Livelovelaugh

9th Dec 17 Navan(2m 4f Novice Chase, Soft, Soft To Heavy In Places) 8/1 11-12 D N Russell 6th of 7 runners, 79.75L behind Invitation Only

Trainer Quotes

Gordon Elliott quotes on Midnight Escape (IRE)

he’ll (Midnight Escape) be a nice horse for next year and is a chaser in the making. We’re happy enough and it’s job done and we’ll try and find something small for him next; then that’ll be it until next year. The second horse (Cracking Smart) ran alright too and he’ll come back for a bumper.
After Midnight Escape (IRE) finished 1st at Naas on Sat, 11th Feb 2017 2m 3f Maiden Hurdle Soft

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Niven (IRE) 5,b g 11-12

Elusive Pimpernel-Ginger Lily(Lucky Guest)

ts+cp3(6) (Cattle On The Road Syndicate)
Rated 122

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1114-3.00

7th Jul 18 Bellewstown(2m 160yds Hcap Hurdle, Good To Firm, good in places) Rated 123 8/1 10-9 S W Flanagan 5th of 10 runners, 13.25L behind Monarch

22nd Jun 18 Down Royal(2m 100yds Hcap Hurdle, Good (Watering) changed to Good, Good to Firm in places after Race 3) Rated 123 5/1 11-2 S W Flanagan 3rd of 9 runners, 4.25L and 4L behind Monarch and Beau Et Sublime

28th May 18 Ballinrobe(2m 110yds Maiden Hurdle, Good) 7/1 11-12 S W Flanagan 1st of 15 runners, by 6L and 8L from Bensachuine and Punches Cross

Trainer Quotes

Noel Meade quotes on Niven (IRE)

I'd say probably the trip around somewhere like here suits him,. He'll have a run in a handicap somewhere now. He'd been going well for us before and I ran him quick, back in a Flat race, and I don't know what it was but he turned off and it took a while to get him back going again. We had to give him a break and he's come back now. The owners (Cattle On The Road Syndicate) are neighbours of mine and it's great to come and get a win here as this place is fantastic. They deserve every credit you could possibly give to them.
After Niven (IRE) finished 1st at Ballinrobe on Mon, 28th May 2018 2m Maiden Hurdle Good

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Political Policy (IRE) 7,b g 11-12

Bushranger-Alexander Express(Sri Pekan)

ts+(6) (F W Lynch)

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE2112.33

7th Jul 18 Bellewstown(2m 160yds Maiden Hurdle, Good To Firm, good in places) 10/3Fav 11-12 G N Fox 1st of 16 runners, by nk and 10L from Paris Texas and Bensachuine

4th Jul 18 Bellewstown(2m 1f 22yds Flat Hcap, Good To Firm (Watering)) Rated 72 7/2JFav 10-6 Mr C J Orr (7) 2nd of 10 runners, 6L behind Minnie Dahill

22nd Jun 18 Limerick(2m 1f Flat Hcap, Good, Good To Firm in places.) Rated 70 14/1 9-5 G F Carroll 2nd of 14 runners, 0.75L behind You Can t Catch Me

Trainer Quotes

Gavin Patrick Cromwell quotes on Political Policy (IRE)

Gavin is after having five seconds as well so it was brilliant to get one on the board here for the two of us. Given how good he is to me it's great to pay him back with a winner. There was a little bump just before the line but it didn't make any difference in the finish. My lad was lugging in a bit. He was a little bit lonely but the minute the horse came to him he went on again. He's a right little horse and that's his tenth win now. We'll have a bit of fun with him in Galway hopefully. He had a good look the whole way around and probably would have loved a bit of company but nothing really came to me and he just had to go and do the job himself. Hopefully the monkey is off my back. I couldn't believe it the way he fought back, he just idled in front. Hopefully everything goes okay in the stewards room. He's brilliant and so genuine, that was his 80th run today. He's after winning ten and he's been placed a load of times. He's had two wind operations and has had his issues but he's overcome them. Galway is a possibility. We'll see how he comes out of this and target something then. I'm coming here as long as I can remember, since about five or six, and it's great to get a winner here.
After Political Policy (IRE) finished 1st at Bellewstown on Sat, 7th Jul 2018 2m Maiden Hurdle Good to Firm

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Count Simon (IRE) 4,b g 11-6

Rip Van Winkle-Wedding Cake(Groom Dancer)

cp3(7) cd1 (Mrs P Sloan)
Rated 117

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE512-1.75

6th Jul 18 Bellewstown(2m 160yds Hurdle, Good To Firm, Good in Places) Rated 117 9/4 11-6 D N Russell 4th of 8 runners, 8.53L behind Pearl Of The West

17th Jun 18 Downpatrick(2m 1f 65yds Hurdle, Good) 9/4Fav 11-3 D N Russell 1st of 8 runners, by 5.5L and 1.75L from Try Again and Ballybrowney Jack

1st Jun 18 Tramore(2m Maiden Hurdle, Good) 4/1 11-7 J W Kennedy 2nd of 15 runners, 4L behind Torcello

Trainer Quotes

Gordon Elliott quotes on Count Simon (IRE)

Davy is lucky for me! He doesn't do much wrong anyway!. It's great for the Sloans who are big supporters of the yard. He had the form to win but he just jumped his hurdles too carefully, that's why I put the cheek-pieces on today. He won well when he got the gap. There is improvement over hurdles (to come) and he could be a horse to go back on the Flat.
After Count Simon (IRE) finished 1st at Downpatrick on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 2m 1f Hurdle Good

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Tranquil Magic (IRE) 7,b m 11-5

Gold Well-Bondi Babe(Meneval)

ts+cp7(273) c2 (J J Devaney)
Rated 100

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1325-6.00
P2P210

13th Oct 17 Downpatrick(2m 2f 165yds Hcap Hurdle, Yielding, Good in places (2nd last fence omitted in races 6&7 due to ground conditions)) Rated 98 4/1 11-5 J J Slevin (3) 2nd of 10 runners, 1L behind Alterno

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

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

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Nellys Robin (IRE) 5,b m 10-13

Robin Des Pres-Topathistle(Broadway Flyer)

(448) (Neil Gault)

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
P2P300

21st Apr 17 Largy P(3m Point To Point, )  11-6 N Gault (5) unplaced of 9 runners, 26L behind Malindi Bay

9th Apr 17 Bellurgan Park P(3m Point To Point, Good/Yielding) 8/1 11-6 N Gault (5) 5th of 6 runners, 30L behind Princess Roxy

1st Apr 17 Loughbrickland P(3m Point To Point, )  11-1 N Gault (5) unplaced of 7 runners, 110L behind Plan Of Attack

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WS Wind Surgery 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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