Grade Two Future Stars Flat Race Guide 2024

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Mr J L Gleeson

A Dream To Share

J: Mr J L Gleeson
T: John E & Thomas Kiely
N/A
Age: 6
Weight: 12-0
OR: N/A
Days: 283

Unbeaten in all 5 starts to date and took home Grade 1 bumpers at the Cheltenham and Punchestown Festivals.

Was meant to go hurdling this year but an injury setback delayed those plans.

Clearly the pick of these on form and the one they all have to beat.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
26/04/23PUN16.5Y12-01
15/03/23CHL16.5Sft11-71
04/02/23LEO16Y12-01
14/06/22ROS16Gd11-51
19/05/22TIP16Gd10-101
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Mr T Costello

My Great Mate

J: Mr T Costello
T: W P Mullins
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 12-0
OR: N/A
Days: 115

Winner of his last two bumpers at Galway and at Punchestown.

Winners have come out of that Galway race but he needs to improve significantly to play a hand here and Patrick Mullins looks elsewhere.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
11/10/23PUN16Y/Sft11-101
31/07/23GAL16.5Sft11-101
14/05/23KLN17Gd/Y11-103
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Mr H C Swan

The Enabler

J: Mr H C Swan
T: Gordon Elliott
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 12-0
OR: N/A
Days: 48

Made all to win a listed bumper at Navan before Christmas when last seen (form yet to be really tested).

Prior to that bolted up at Punchestown but that race hasn't really worked out well.

Comes from top connections and is improving with every start but will need to do so again and significantly if he is to be involved at the finish here.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/02/24LEO16Sft12-05
17/12/23NAV16Sft11-111
25/11/23PUN16.5Sft11-21
19/10/23THU16Sft11-82
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Mr B O'Neill

The Yellow Clay

J: Mr B O'Neill
T: Gordon Elliott
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 12-0
OR: N/A
Days: 314

Won both starts in bumpers last season, the latest of those coming in a listed contest at Limerick in March.

Hasn't been seen for 314 days.

Hard to see him winning this.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/02/24LEO16Sft12-04
26/03/23LIM16Sft11-61
05/03/23LEO16Y11-31
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Miss J Townend

You Oughta Know

J: Miss J Townend
T: W P Mullins
N/A
Age: 6
Weight: 12-0
OR: N/A
Days: 181

Been off the track for 181 days but has looked very smart in winning both his bumpers to date.

Form of both those wins reads very well in the context of this race.

Will need to improve again but looks a solid each way bet at decent prices.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/02/24LEO16Sft12-02
06/08/23GAL16Gd12-01
12/05/23KLB16Y12-01
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Mr S Connor

Ayiko

J: Mr S Connor
T: S R B Crawford
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 11-11
OR: N/A
Days: 45

Was off the track for 191 days before winning an Ayr bumper in December.

Needs a lot more to play a part in this.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
20/12/23AYR16Sft11-21
12/06/23ROS16Y/Sft10-122
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Mr C Mullins

Hens Tooth

J: Mr C Mullins
T: W P Mullins
N/A
Age: 6
Weight: 11-11
OR: N/A
Days: 38

Won on a Limerick bumper on stable debut by 10 lengths over Christmas.

Looks down the stables pecking order on jockey bookings but couldn't totally rule out.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
27/12/23LIM16Hy12-01
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Mr Derek O'Connor

Jeroboam Machin

J: Mr Derek O'Connor
T: Emmet Mullins
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 11-11
OR: N/A
Days: 71

Won a Fairyhouse bumper that has worked out well in November.

Hasn't been seen since but the form looks strong and he is bound to improve again for connections.

A lively outsider in this.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/02/24LEO16Sft11-111
24/11/23FAI16Sft/Hy12-01
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Mr Pat Taaffe

Joystick

J: Mr Pat Taaffe
T: W P Mullins
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 11-11
OR: N/A
Days: 38

Another who comes here unbeaten after only one run in bumpers so far.

Looks a longer term prospect for the yard and not sure drop back to 2m on better ground will see him to best effect.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/02/24LEO16Sft11-117
27/12/23LEO20Hy12-01
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Mr P W Mullins

Redemption Day

J: Mr P W Mullins
T: W P Mullins
N/A
Age: 7
Weight: 11-11
OR: N/A
Days: 36

Well beaten when quietly fancied for the 2022 Champion Bumper at Cheltenham but bounced back at Punchestown to be 2nd to stable mate Facile Vega.

Off the track for 611 days before finishing 2nd in a bumper at Leopardstown 36 days ago.

Should come on plenty for that and big run expected in receipt of weight here.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
29/12/23LEO16Sft/Hy12-02
27/04/22PUN16.5Gd/Y12-02
16/03/22CHL16.5Hy11-513
28/12/21LEO16Sft12-21