Paulstown Handicap Hurdle (80-95) 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, 18 runners)
  • Winner €6,000 2nd €2,000 3rd €1,000 4th €500 5th €300 6th €200
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 3.30s
  • Off time: 14:53:15
Full result
Result 14:52 Gowran Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Natural Look 3/1j
2nd 3 Wa Wa 6 3/1j
3rd 4 Birdsandthebees 1 11/2
4th 13 Banada Bridge 3 40/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey
1 7064UR
Maroon, dark blue & maroon striped sleeves, dark blue cap, maroon star Kilashee (IRE) 7
  • Distance Winner
  • T:J P Ryan
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 7064UR
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 90
7 166 11-12 J P Ryan D E Mullins
2 04706
RED & ROYAL BLUE HOOPS, red cap Roman Parish (IRE) 15
  • T:D M O'Brien
  • J:S W Flanagan
  • Form: 04706
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 92
4 166 11-12 t D M O'Brien S W Flanagan
3 11475-P
Pink, maroon star & sleeves, white cap Wa Wa (IRE) 138
  • Distance Winner
  • T:D A McLoughlin
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 11475-P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 90
7 166 11-12 t D A McLoughlin B J Cooper
4 49794-0
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Birdsandthebees (IRE) 130
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:P Roche
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 49794-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11h
  • OR: 89
5 165 11-11 h P Roche M P Walsh
5 66/407P-
Light green, dark blue hollow box, white sleeves, dark blue armlet, light green & dark blue striped cap Loup De Tallane (FR) 173
  • T:E Griffin
  • J:M J M O'Sullivan
  • Form: 66/407P-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 89
6 165 11-11 E Griffin M J M O'Sullivan (7)
6 F06
BLACK, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow spots on cap Madame Milan (IRE) 28
  • T:W J Lanigan
  • J:S F O'Keeffe
  • Form: F06
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 89
5 165 11-11 W J Lanigan S F O'Keeffe
7 3-24332
Light green & yellow diamonds, white sleeves, yellow seams, white cap Natural Look (IRE) 50
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:D Queally
  • J:D L Queally
  • Form: 3-24332
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 89
6 165 11-11 D Queally D L Queally
8 5000-00
Royal blue, grey epaulettes, grey star on cap Corbin (IRE) 39
  • T:S M Duffy
  • J:N T Prendergast
  • Form: 5000-00
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 87
8 163 11-9 S M Duffy N T Prendergast (7)
10 0006-7
Emerald green, light blue chevron, red sleeves & cap Brehon Star (IRE) 28
  • T:S Crawley
  • J:K M Donoghue
  • Form: 0006-7
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 87
4 161 11-7 S Crawley K M Donoghue
11 0P-9531
White & royal blue diabolo, halved sleeves, red cap Western Dreaming (FR) 40
  • T:Jayne Hearne
  • J:C Brassil
  • Form: 0P-9531
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 85
7 161 11-7 t Jayne Hearne C Brassil (5)
12 05-0667
RED, emerald green sash & sleeves, black cap Maggie Walsh (IRE) 61
  • T:M J Bowe
  • J:C M Quirke
  • Form: 05-0667
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 84
5 160 11-6 M J Bowe C M Quirke (7)
13 P607-0
Purple, yellow hoop, white & yellow hooped sleeves, yellow cap Banada Bridge (IRE) 40
  • T:Mrs D Foster
  • J:D J O'Keeffe
  • Form: P607-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR: 83
5 159 11-5 t Mrs D Foster D J O'Keeffe
14 7P-P62P
Red & black chevrons, red sleeves, hooped cap Gibbet Hill (IRE) 8
  • T:A J Black
  • J:J J Slevin
  • Form: 7P-P62P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 83
8 159 11-5 A J Black J J Slevin
15 0030/03-
Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, dark blue cap, orange spots Its My Deal (IRE) 410
  • T:O McKiernan
  • J:R J Condon
  • Form: 0030/03-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 83
7 159 11-5 O McKiernan R J Condon (5)
16 89-900
Maroon, white cross of lorraine, white sleeves, maroon chevrons, white cap Watermelon Girl (IRE) 8
  • T:J C McConnell
  • J:B Hayes
  • Form: 89-900
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 83
7 159 11-5 J C McConnell B Hayes
17 9000R
ROYAL BLUE, yellow stars, white cap Mugsy Delight (IRE) 15
  • T:S Fahey
  • J:S D Torrens
  • Form: 9000R
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3p
  • OR: 81
5 157 11-3 p S Fahey S D Torrens
18 00506P/
White, red spots, halved sleeves, white cap Coppercoast Paudie (IRE) 727
  • T:Ms M Flynn
  • J:Derek McGrath
  • Form: 00506P/
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2h
  • OR: 80
9 156 11-2 h Ms M Flynn Derek McGrath (7)
20 006-000
Red & white stripes, red & royal blue check cap Ventnor (IRE) 36
  • T:J Barcoe
  • J:C A Landers
  • Form: 006-000
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 80
6 156 11-2 J Barcoe C A Landers

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey
9 08900-
Paddy Rocket (IRE) 184
  • T:E McCarthy
  • J:R Deegan
  • Form: 08900-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
5 118 E McCarthy R Deegan
19 0R6660
Cottage Artist (IRE) 8
  • T:V T O'Brien
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 0R6660
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2p
9 112 p V T O'Brien P T Enright
21 254466
Princess Sophia (IRE) 2
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:Ms M Mullins
  • J:Reserve 1
  • Form: 254466
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12p
5 1112 p Ms M Mullins Reserve 1
22 0U0P56
Falcon Park (IRE) 2
  • T:P Hennessy
  • J:Reserve 2
  • Form: 0U0P56
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
6 117 P Hennessy Reserve 2
23 086045
Beat Of The Sea (IRE) 2
  • T:S Fahey
  • J:Reserve 3
  • Form: 086045
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5b
8 115 b S Fahey Reserve 3

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2021   Influential Lady (IRE)
  • T:J Barcoe
  • J:C A Landers
7 11-0 J Barcoe C A Landers 7/1

In depth

Verdict

Western Dreaming had been gradually improving before getting off the mark over 2m6f at Ballinrobe and a 5lb rise isn't excessive. Birdsandthebees had shown potential earlier this year and attracted strong support at Punchestown in May but didn't come up to scratch and tries a new trip. Wa Wa, a dual winner over fences last autumn, has raced in much stronger company over the bigger obstacles and reverts to hurdling on a 35lb lower mark but NATURAL LOOK has done very little wrong and found 2m too short at Tramore so she's taken to get off the mark.

Formwatch

Paddy Rocket (IRE)12-1 (11-6) Mid-division, closer in 6th halfway, ridden and no impression entering straight, no extra last, 15th of 20, 21 1/2l behind Flashthelights (11-3) at Naas 2m hcp Good - Yielding in Mar.

Cottage Artist (IRE)50-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along and no extra after 4 out, weakened, tailed off, 11th of 17, dist behind Winning Rascal (11-8) at Listowel 3m hcp gd in Sep.

Princess Sophia (IRE)4-1jfav (11-12) Held up in rear, wide in back straight from 5 out, progress into 5th entering straight, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 21 1/2l behind Corkbeg (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Sep.

Falcon Park (IRE)14-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, slight mistake 6th, progress into 7th entering straight, ridden and closer 2 out where left 5th and hampered, no extra before last, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 14 1/4l behind Cher Why Not (10-13) at Clonmel 3m hcp Good - Yielding in Sep.

Beat Of The Sea (IRE)15-2 (10-0) Disputed, led and slight mistake 2nd, 6-length advantage halfway, reduced advantage before 3 out, ridden and pressed entering straight, headed before 2 out, no extra 2 out, 5th of 9, 18l behind Where's Bunny (10-9) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Sep.

Natural Look (IRE)6-4fav (10-5) Tracked leader, 2nd to clear leader after 4th, took closer order at 5th, led before 6th, increased lead after 3 out, reduced advantage 2 out, ridden and headed before last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Molly Fantasy (10-4) at Tramore 2m hcp gd in Aug.

Wa Wa (IRE)13-2 (11-1) Always towards rear, pushed along early and slightly hampered 1st, soon detached, closer 4th, reminders after 12th, ridden and no impression after 4 out, behind and pulled up before next, at Killarney 3m 2f hcp gd in May.

Birdsandthebees (IRE)3-1cfav (11-9) Held up towards rear, ridden and some headway on inner after 2 out, 6th entering straight, no impression before last, no extra run-in, 10th of 19, 21 1/4l behind Unanswered (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 1f hcp gd in May.

Banada Bridge (IRE)16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, mistake 3 out, pushed along and dropped towards rear before next, no extra, last of 16, dist behind Menindee (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f hcp gd in Aug.

Brehon Star (IRE)25-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, 8th halfway, pushed along and lost place over 4f out, 11th and ridden over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, 7th of 17, 12 1/4l behind Intend (9-1) at Navan 1m 6f hcp gs in Sep.

Its My Deal (IRE)14-1 (10-10) Mid-division and 7th on inner from halfway, not fluent 4 out and pushed along on inner from next, ridden in 4th from 2 out, no impression run-in and kept on into 3rd inside final 100 yards, 3rd of 15, 5 1/4l behind Mullins Cross (11-1) at Sligo 2m 1f hcp gd in Aug.

Corbin (IRE)28-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 11th of 15, 29 3/4l behind Mater Matuta (11-3) at Bellewstown 2m hcp gd in Aug.

Western Dreaming (FR)6-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 2nd after 2 out, pushed along to challenge and not fluent last, ridden and soon led, kept on well under pressure, held on close home, won at Ballinrobe 2m 6f hcp gd in Aug beating Chief Seattle (11-6) by nk, 16 ran.

Roman Parish (IRE)40-1 (11-2) Mid-division and 9th halfway, not fluent 4 out and pushed along from next, no impression in 8th from 2 out, kept on into moderate 6th run-in, 6th of 15, 23 1/4l behind Favorite Moon (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 3f mdn Good - Yielding in Sep.

Watermelon Girl (IRE)28-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression after 4 out, detached after 3 out and not fluent next, no extra, 14th of 17, dist behind Tullyhogue Fort (11-5) at Listowel 3m hcp gd in Sep.

Madame Milan (IRE)125-1 (10-13) Towards rear, ran freely and progress after 2nd, 9th before 9th, no impression before 2 out, one paced after 2 out, 6th of 12, 24l behind Killoughteen (10-13) at Wexford 3m mdn Yielding in Sep.

Kilashee (IRE)16-1 (11-2) Whipped round and unseated rider at start, at Listowel 2m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Sep.

Coppercoast Paudie (IRE)16-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and weakened after 5 out, pulled up before next, at Tipperary 3m hcp gd in Oct.

Mugsy Delight (IRE)66-1 (10-3) Mid-division and 11th halfway, lost place and ridden from 4 out, soon no impression, tailed off when ran out before last, at Downpatrick 2m 3f hcp Good - Yielding in Sep.

Ventnor (IRE)40-1 (10-0) Towards rear and 14th halfway, pushed along from 3 out, no impression in 12th from next where not fluent, 11th of 15, 27 3/4l behind One Cool Poet (11-6) at Down Royal 2m 1f hcp gd in Aug.

Loup De Tallane (FR)8-1 (11-9) Led, headed before 2nd, 4th before 7th, mistake at 8th, lost place and weakened 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, at Tramore 2m 5f hcp Good - Yielding in Apr.

Maggie Walsh (IRE)28-1 (11-7) Prominent, disputed lead after 1st, headed and raced 3rd at 5th, 2nd 4 out, lost place before 3 out where not fluent, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 19, dist behind Sheishybrid (11-4) at Cork 2m 1f mdn Good - Yielding in Aug.

Gibbet Hill (IRE)14-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders on inner, 2nd halfway, pushed along and lost place 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, behind and pulled up before 2 out, at Listowel 3m hcp gd in Sep.