Grade Three WillowWarm Hurdle Guide 2023

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J J Slevin

Nusret

J: J J Slevin
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 11-8
OR: 139
Days: 217

Won twice from six starts in juvenile contests last season including the Grade 2 Adonis hurdle at Kempton.

Had three starts on the flat since winning once.

A talented horse but gives plenty of weight to his rivals here on his seasonal return.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
27/12/23LEO16Hy11-97
02/12/23FAI16Sft11-82
24/09/23CUR17Sft9-326
09/09/23LEO13Gd9-16
07/06/23CUR14Gd9-101
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Sean Cleary-Farrell

Giant Haystacks

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell
T: Barry J Fitzgerald
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 10-13
OR: N/A

Having his racecourse debut here in deep waters.

Impossible to know what to expect.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
02/12/23FAI16Sft10-135
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Jack Kennedy

Golden Joy

J: Jack Kennedy
T: Gordon Elliott
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 10-13
OR: N/A
Days: 20

Won impressively over hurdles at Auteuil in April.

Subsequently bought by current connections and ran with credit when third to Smooth Tom on stable debut at Naas 20 days.

Should be plenty more to come. Interesting runner.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
02/12/23FAI16Sft10-134
12/11/23NAA16Sft11-63
23/04/23AUT18Hy10-81
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Paul Townend

Gust Of Wind

J: Paul Townend
T: W P Mullins
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 10-13
OR: 135
Days: 236

Had three runs for Willie Mullins last season as a juvenile all in Grade 1 and Grade 2 company.

Wasn't disgraced in any of them and should be plenty more to come for top connections.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
10/04/23FAI16Y/Sft11-03
17/03/23CHL17Sft11-24
04/02/23LEO16Y11-05
29/09/22AUT18VSft10-101
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Sean Flanagan

Hypotenus

J: Sean Flanagan
T: Gavin Cromwell
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 10-13
OR: N/A
Days: 20

Already had six starts over hurdles with two of them coming this season.

Won the first of them (form not strong) and then was well behind Golden Joy at Naas last time.

More needed.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
02/12/23FAI16Sft10-133
12/11/23NAA16Sft11-66
29/09/23GOW16Sft/Hy11-71
31/07/23GAL16.5Sft10-116
14/07/23COR17Y11-42
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Mark Walsh

Risk Belle

J: Mark Walsh
T: W P Mullins
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 10-10
OR: 134
Days: 217

Ran some great races last season during a busy first campaign for Willie Mullins.

Ran a stormer when a narrow 3rd in the Boodles at Cheltenham and when 6th in a valuable handicap at the Punchestown Festival.

No reason she can't go well again.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
04/02/24LEO18Sft11-85
29/12/23LEO20Sft/Hy11-33
02/12/23FAI16Sft10-101
29/04/23PUN19Gd/Y10-46
08/04/23FAI16.5Y10-71