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Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle 2022 Racecard

3:30 Thu 17 Mar PADDY POWER STAYERS' HURDLE

Distance: 23f 213y Age: 4yo + Prize: £325,000 Going: Gd/Sft

Analyst's Verdict

Having made a remarkable rise through the ranks, FLOORING PORTER was dominant when landing this race 12 months ago. Things haven't been plain sailing since but he put up a huge effort when runner-up to Klassical Dream (pair clear) at Leopardstown over Christmas. Kept fresh since, he can make a bold bid to defend his crown. Klassical Dream and Thyme Hill can emerge next best.

ENTRY
FORM
SILKS HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT
ODDS
1
jockey silks 1. CHAMP (IRE)
J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
T: Nicky Henderson
10
11-10
* * *
* * *
RSA Chase winner in 2020 who proved he remains equally effective over timber when winning the Long Walk on return. Creditable second behind resurgent Paisley Park in Cleeve since and not discounted.
2
jockey silks 2. FLOORING PORTER (IRE)
J: D. E. Mullins
T: Gavin Patrick Cromwell, Ireland
7
11-10
* * * * *
* * * * *
Remarkable rise through the ranks last term, dominant when making all in this race 12 months ago. Dispelled a fall when second behind Klassical Dream over Christmas and big player in defence of crown.
3
jockey silks 3. HOME BY THE LEE (IRE)
J: J. J. Slevin
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
7
11-10
* *
* *
Smart handicap chaser who is unexposed as a staying hurdler and pulled clear of remainder when runner-up to Royal Kahala in Gr 2 Galmoy Hurdle (24.4f) latest. Still, this demands a whole lot more.
4
jockey silks 4. KLASSICAL DREAM (FR)
J: P. Townend
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
8
11-10
* * * *
* * * *
High-class hurdler who landed 2019 Supreme and registered pair of Grade 1s 8 months apart last year, beating Flooring Porter at Leopardstown over Christmas. Below par latest but type to bounce back.
5
jockey silks 5. KOSHARI (FR)
J: Jonathan Moore
T: David Christie, Ireland
10
11-10
*
*
Smart on his day and ran right up to his best when running out an 80/1 winner of an Aintree handicap (24.7f) on yard debut in November. However, likely to fall short in this much stronger contest.
6
jockey silks 6. LISNAGAR OSCAR (IRE)
J: Adam Wedge
T: Rebecca Curtis
9
11-10
* *
* *
Good winner of this race in 2020 and whilst winless since he does arrive having run best race of the season when third in C&D Cleeve Hurdle in January. However, expected to find a few too good again.
7
jockey silks 7. PAISLEY PARK (IRE)
J: Aidan Coleman
T: Emma Lavelle
10
11-10
* * *
* * *
High-class hurdler who won this in 2019 and confirmed himself no back number when gaining third Cleeve Hurdle victory from Champ in January. Slow start evident again then a worry, but he's respected.
8
jockey silks 8. SONG FOR SOMEONE (GER)
J: Nico de Boinville
T: Tom Symonds
7
11-10
* *
* *
Very smart hurdler who bounced back to best to finish placed in pair of Grade 2s since returning this winter. Latest Sandown run in February most disappointing, though, and likely to fall short here.
9
jockey silks 9. THYME HILL
J: Tom O'Brien
T: Philip Hobbs
8
11-10
* * * *
* * * *
Good record over hurdles, impressing with attitude when landing Gr1 Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree in April. Good second behind Champ in Long Walk in December and he arrives here fresh. Respected.
10
jockey silks 10. ROYAL KAHALA (IRE)
J: K. C. Sexton
T: Peter Fahey, Ireland
7
11-3
* * *
* * *
Low-mileage, improving mare who added to her Leopardstown Gr 3 success when taking Gr 2 Galmoy Hurdle (24.4f) in January. Could have more to offer at this trip and any easing of ground will help.

Betting Forecast : 10/3 3.33 FLOORING PORTER, 4/1 4 KLASSICAL DREAM, 5/1 5 CHAMP, 6/1 6 THYME HILL, 7/1 7 PAISLEY PARK, 9/1 9 ROYAL KAHALA, 33/1 33 LISNAGAR OSCAR, 40/1 40 HOME BY THE LEE, 50/1 50 SONG FOR SOMEONE, 100/1 100 KOSHARI

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