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Seamus Weldon John Deere Maiden Hurdle Class

  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Age: 5yo
  • Runners: 16
  • Prize: £10,500

Pretty smart at best on Flat for Aidan O'Brien but not seen since late-2019. Betting should help guide to expectations on hurdle debut.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
02/11/19 Chelmsford City 8/9 Donnacha O'Brien Flat 1m 6f Slow 9st 6lbs
14/09/19 Doncaster St Leger 8/8 M. C. Hussey Flat 1m 6f 115y Gd/Frm 0 9st 1lbs
14/07/19 Longchamp 8/8 W. M. Lordan Flat 1m 3f 205y Good 9st 2lbs
28/06/19 Curragh 7/10 Seamie Heffernan Flat 1m 6f Good 8st 10lbs
19/06/19 Ascot Queen's Vase 12/13 Donnacha O'Brien Flat 1m 6f 34y Gd/Sft 9st 0lbs
18/05/19 Navan 1/5 Donnacha O'Brien Flat 1m 5f Good 9st 3lbs
16/04/19 Newmarket (Rowley) 5/6 Ryan Moore Flat 1m 1f Good 9st 0lbs
06/03/19 Dundalk 2/8 Ryan Moore Flat 1m Std 9st 3lbs
27/10/18 Doncaster Futurity Trophy 3/11 M. C. Hussey Flat 1m Good z 9st 1lbs
13/10/18 Newmarket (Rowley) 4/8 W. M. Lordan Flat 1m Gd/Frm z 9st 1lbs
15/09/18 Leopardstown 4/7 R. P. Whelan Flat 1m Gd/Frm z 9st 3lbs
05/09/18 Gowran Park 1/10 Seamie Heffernan Flat 7f Good z 9st 5lbs
15/08/18 Gowran Park 6/11 W. M. Lordan Flat 7f Good z 9st 5lbs
21/07/18 Curragh 9/13 Seamie Heffernan Flat 7f Gd/Frm z 9st 5lbs

Fair on Flat. Twelfth of 18 in novice hurdle at Thurles (15.5f, good to soft, 9/1) on NH debut 57 days ago. Should have more to offer.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
19/03/22 Thurles 12/18 Daniel Holden Hurdle 1m 7f 116y Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs
07/10/21 Thurles 1/15 M. P. Sheehy Flat 2m Gd/Sft 9st 12lbs
23/09/21 Listowel 3/15 M. P. Sheehy Flat 1m 6f 55y Good 9st 10lbs
03/09/21 Down Royal 1/9 M. P. Sheehy Flat 2m 1f 170y Good 8st 10lbs
19/08/21 Killarney 4/13 D. W. O'Connor Flat 1m 6f 40y Good 9st 5lbs
27/07/21 Galway 8/19 Ben Martin Coen Flat 2m 110y Soft 8st 13lbs
13/07/21 Killarney 6/14 R. P. Whelan Flat 2m 185y Good 9st 2lbs
18/06/21 Limerick 3/9 M. P. Sheehy Flat 2m 1f Good 8st 11lbs
10/06/21 Leopardstown 10/16 R. P. Whelan Flat 1m 7f Good 9st 10lbs
15/05/21 Navan 4/16 R. P. Whelan Flat 1m 5f Gd/Sft 10st 1lbs
25/04/21 Navan 11/13 R. P. Whelan Flat 1m 5f Gd/Sft 9st 6lbs
05/03/21 Dundalk 5/14 Mr Pat Taaffe Flat 2m Slow 10st 13lbs
05/02/21 Dundalk 6/10 R. P. Whelan Flat 1m 4f Slow 9st 1lbs
15/01/21 Dundalk 11/14 William James Lee Flat 1m 4f Slow 10st 0lbs
08/01/21 Dundalk 10/12 Adam Farragher Flat 2m Slow 8st 13lbs
27/11/20 Dundalk 13/13 R. P. Whelan Flat 2m Std 0 9st 0lbs
17/07/20 Beverley 3/5 Joe Fanning Flat 2m 32y Good 9st 6lbs
11/07/20 Newcastle 4/6 Franny Norton Flat 2m 56y Slow 8st 12lbs
27/06/20 Newcastle 10/18 Joe Fanning Flat 2m 56y Slow 8st 0lbs
10/06/20 Pontefract 2/9 Joe Fanning Flat 2m 1f 27y Good 9st 3lbs
25/10/19 Newcastle 2/7 Joe Fanning Flat 2m 56y Slow 9st 13lbs

Fair Flat winner. 80/1, first run since leaving Simon Dow when eighteenth of 24 in maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, soft) on NH debut 28 days ago.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
17/04/22 Fairyhouse 18/24 B. Browne Hurdle 2m Soft 11st 12lbs
15/07/21 Epsom Downs 8/11 Callum Shepherd Flat 1m 4f 6y Good 9st 3lbs
09/06/21 Kempton Park 6/13 John Egan Flat 1m 7f 218y Slow 9st 6lbs
28/05/21 Brighton 4/7 John Egan Flat 1m 3f 198y Gd/Frm 9st 5lbs
18/05/21 Brighton 2/10 John Egan Flat 1m 3f 198y Gd/Sft 8st 13lbs
01/05/21 Goodwood 3/5 John Egan Flat 2m Good 9st 4lbs
27/03/21 Kempton Park 9/10 Liam Keniry Flat 1m 3f 219y Std/Slow 9st 8lbs
27/02/21 Lingfield Park 7/8 Callum Shepherd Flat 1m 7f 169y Std/Slow 8st 11lbs
19/02/21 Lingfield Park 3/12 Callum Shepherd Flat 1m 7f 169y Std/Slow 9st 6lbs
13/01/21 Kempton Park 2/13 John Egan Flat 1m 7f 218y Slow 9st 2lbs
27/12/20 Wolverhampton 3/13 John Egan Flat 1m 5f 219y Std/Slow 9st 3lbs
08/12/20 Wolverhampton 3/9 John Egan Flat 1m 4f 51y Slow 9st 9lbs
24/11/20 Lingfield Park 4/11 Rossa Ryan Flat 1m 4f Std 8st 13lbs
27/10/20 Southwell 5/10 John Egan Flat 1m 6f 21y Fast 9st 4lbs
30/09/20 Kempton Park 1/13 John Egan Flat 1m 2f 219y Slow 9st 4lbs
14/09/20 Lingfield Park 12/14 John Egan Flat 1m 4f Slow 9st 3lbs
02/09/20 Lingfield Park 11/11 Rhiain Ingram Flat 7f Good 9st 5lbs
12/08/20 Kempton Park 10/14 Hollie Doyle Flat 1m Slow 9st 7lbs
19/06/20 Gowran Park 7/11 R. C. Colgan Flat 1m Gd/Sft 9st 13lbs
14/06/20 Leopardstown 9/15 R. C. Colgan Flat 7f Good 9st 9lbs
14/10/19 Gowran Park 7/12 R. C. Colgan Flat 1m Heavy 9st 5lbs

Modest hurdler. 10/1, fifteenth of 19 in novice hurdle at Down Royal (16.9f, heavy) 59 days ago. First run for yard after leaving R. K. Watson.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
17/03/22 Down Royal 15/19 Donagh Meyler Hurdle 2m 190y Heavy z 11st 12lbs
17/09/21 Downpatrick 4/15 S. O'Callaghan Hurdle 2m 2f 165y Soft z 12st 0lbs
05/08/21 Sligo 4/9 J. S. McGarvey Hurdle 2m 4f 50y Gd/Sft z 12st 0lbs
06/02/21 Leopardstown 10/10 Mr N. McParlan Bumper 2m Soft z 11st 12lbs
11/12/20 Punchestown 1/9 Mr Finian Maguire Bumper 2m 100y Heavy z 11st 11lbs
15/11/20 Punchestown 2/10 Miss A. B. O'Connor Bumper 2m 40y Heavy z 11st 2lbs
31/10/20 Down Royal 2/12 Miss A. B. O'Connor Bumper 2m 100y Heavy z 11st 12lbs
29/07/20 Galway 3/17 Mr B. O'Neill Bumper 2m 110y Soft 11st 9lbs
22/03/20 Downpatrick 3/13 Patrick O'Hanlon Bumper 2m 1f 65y Gd/Sft H 11st 4lbs
Mr Laurence V. Halley silk
No. 12

Well held both hurdle starts. Has won a point since but would still be a shock to se him play a leading role back under Rules.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
23/04/21 Kilbeggan 13/13 I. J. Power Hurdle 2m 3f 86y Good z 11st 6lbs
09/03/21 Clonmel 10/14 Phillip Enright Hurdle 2m Heavy 12st 0lbs

Thrice-raced maiden. 200/1, pulled up in novice hurdle at Cork (24.2f, good to soft) 8 days ago, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out. Down in trip.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
07/05/22 Cork -/15 Eoin G. Kelly Hurdle 3m 50y Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs
27/03/22 Limerick 9/12 S. O'Callaghan Hurdle 2m 3f Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs
19/03/22 Thurles 13/18 S. O'Callaghan Hurdle 1m 7f 116y Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 66/1, seventh of 24 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, soft) 28 days ago.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
17/04/22 Fairyhouse 7/24 C. P. McNamara Hurdle 2m Soft 11st 12lbs
01/01/22 Fairyhouse -/12 Conor Orr Hurdle 2m 4f Soft 12st 0lbs
13/03/21 Navan 7/12 Mr D. O'Connor Bumper 2m Heavy 12st 2lbs
27/02/21 Fairyhouse 2/10 J. P. O'Sullivan Bumper 2m Heavy 12st 2lbs
08/12/20 Punchestown 10/19 Conor Orr Hurdle 2m 130y Heavy 12st 0lbs

Fair hurdler. Good third of 24 in novice hurdle (11/1) at Fairyhouse (16f, soft) 28 days ago. Each-way claims.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
17/04/22 Fairyhouse 3/24 S. Fitzgerald Hurdle 2m Soft 11st 12lbs
08/04/22 Ballinrobe -/15 L. A. McKenna Hurdle 2m 1f 142y Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs
26/12/21 Leopardstown 5/18 S. Fitzgerald Hurdle 2m Soft 12st 0lbs
22/09/21 Listowel 3/10 L. A. McKenna Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft 12st 0lbs
30/07/21 Galway 8/12 Miss Liz Lalor Bumper 2m 150y Good 12st 0lbs
15/07/21 Killarney 1/14 Miss Liz Lalor Bumper 2m 1f Gd/Sft 12st 2lbs
10/05/21 Killarney 6/18 Mr Adam Feeney Bumper 2m 1f Good 12st 2lbs
22/04/21 Kilbeggan 5/14 Mr Adam Feeney Bumper 2m Good 12st 2lbs
26/12/20 Leopardstown 10/16 Mr Adam Feeney Bumper 2m Gd/Sft 11st 11lbs

Fairly useful form. Tongue strap on for 1st time, very good second of 25 in novice hurdle (7/1) at Naas (15.6f, soft) 92 days ago. Sets the bar pretty high.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
12/02/22 Naas 2/25 Rachael Blackmore Hurdle 1m 7f 131y Soft z 11st 12lbs
26/12/21 Leopardstown 5/21 H. Morgan Hurdle 2m Soft 11st 9lbs
05/12/21 Cork -/18 J. J. Slevin Hurdle 2m Soft H 12st 0lbs
25/10/21 Wexford 3/13 Rachael Blackmore Hurdle 2m 100y Heavy H 11st 4lbs

Thrice-raced maiden. 11/2, fourth of 17 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, good to soft) 106 days ago. Bold show likely.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
29/01/22 Fairyhouse 4/17 J. W. Kennedy Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft 12st 0lbs
28/12/21 Leopardstown 8/17 J. W. Kennedy Hurdle 2m 4f Soft 11st 9lbs
27/11/21 Fairyhouse 2/12 Denis O'Regan Hurdle 2m Good 12st 0lbs

Fair hurdler. Remains a maiden after 7 hurdle runs. 125/1, ninth of 14 in novice chase at Cork (20f, heavy) 28 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
17/04/22 Cork 9/14 A. M. McCurtin Chase 2m 4f Heavy 11st 12lbs
31/10/21 Cork 5/17 D. L. Queally Hurdle 2m Heavy 11st 6lbs
17/10/21 Cork 4/14 D. L. Queally Hurdle 2m 4f 100y Gd/Sft 11st 10lbs
24/09/21 Listowel 8/18 A. M. McCurtin Hurdle 2m 4f Good 12st 0lbs
20/09/21 Listowel 3/14 A. M. McCurtin Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft 11st 10lbs
21/08/21 Killarney 2/16 A. M. McCurtin Hurdle 2m 100y Good 11st 6lbs
02/08/21 Cork 4/16 A. M. McCurtin Hurdle 2m 2f 180y Soft 12st 0lbs
15/07/21 Killarney 6/17 A. M. McCurtin Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft 11st 6lbs
07/06/21 Listowel 8/13 Mr C. J. Shine Chase 3m Good 11st 9lbs
05/04/21 Cork 11/14 Mr M. C. O'Donovan Bumper 2m 3f Gd/Sft 12st 2lbs

Bumper winner on debut. Well held in 2 Flat runs subsequently but retains potential now hurdling. Needs keeping a close eye on in the betting.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
16/08/21 Roscommon 13/15 S. P. Davis Flat 1m 4f Gd/Sft 10st 2lbs
26/07/21 Galway 16/16 P. Byrnes Flat 1m 4f 84y Gd/Sft 12st 0lbs
09/07/21 Cork 1/18 P. Byrnes Bumper 2m Gd/Sft 11st 9lbs
Thomas Lydon silk
No. 14

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Sixth of 9 in bumper at Wexford (16.4f, heavy, 14/1). Off 6 months. Switches from bumpers to hurdles.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
25/10/21 Wexford 6/9 G. B. Noonan Bumper 2m 100y Heavy 12st 2lbs
22/09/21 Listowel 3/12 Mr E. P. O'Brien Bumper 2m 4f Gd/Sft 12st 2lbs
03/09/21 Kilbeggan 4/14 Richard Deegan Hurdle 2m Good 12st 0lbs
07/08/21 Kilbeggan 5/13 G. B. Noonan Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft 11st 6lbs

Once-raced maiden. Last of 10 in novice hurdle at Leopardstown (20f, good to soft, 18/1) on NH debut 70 days ago, dropping away quickly.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
06/03/22 Leopardstown 10/10 D. J. O'Keeffe Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs

Robin Des Champs mare. Dam unraced half-sister to useful hurdler (2m-19f winner) Kings Bandit and useful chaser (3m-3½m winner) Gentle Ranger. Wears tongue strap. RESERVE.