December 05 / 15.05 Punchestown

15.05 Punchestown Yielding To Soft

Hanlon Concrete Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7638.39
  • 3m 1f 150y
  • 19 runners
  • Win time: 7m 3s
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Hanlon Concrete Handicap Chase

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

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11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 111111 C

Last run:

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Has turned into a winning machine over hurdles and fences and chases his seventh success on the trot here; only ever seems to do enough and could prove hard to beat back over fences.
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7th

5

9th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 165y

13:50 Fairyhouse

Glenquin Castle

11st 13lb

Has rattled off seven wins in a row and the most remarkable thing of all is that he hasn't won any of them by more than 1 1/2l; always seems to do just enough; that said, up a stone for latest hurdle win at Punchestown; obvious claims nonetheless.

3/1

1st

16

5th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

3m 1f 150y

15:05 Punchestown

Glenquin Castle

10st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Martin Brassil

Has turned into a winning machine over hurdles and fences and chases his seventh success on the trot here; only ever seems to do enough and could prove hard to beat back over fences.

11/4

1st

5

13th Nov 2021

Yielding

3m 0f 40y

14:58 Punchestown

Glenquin Castle

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Martin Brassil

Compiled a hat-trick over fences during August/September; won narrowly when switched to hurdles at Tipperary; raised 7lb for that and won much more emphatically at Galway, defeating two of these opponents, Humps And Bumps and Roped In; up 11lb this time, and could struggle to uphold form with the much less exposed Roped In.

7/2

16/1

  • Place: £5.50

Form: 124-P5

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Point winner; ready winner of a 2m4f beginners chase for horses rated 102 or less at Cork in January but has failed to build on that in handicaps since; trip should suit.
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4th

6

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 50y

19:10 Punchestown

Exit To The West

10st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

14/1

5th

5

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 120y

16:01 Limerick

Exit To The West

11st 1lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Can be a bit in and out but certainly has claims on her best form; jumping let her down late on in a Navan handicap chase earlier this month; can't be ruled out.

11/2

3rd

3

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:05 Navan

Exit To The West

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Pulled up after making a couple of mistakes at Fairyhouse but some of her previous form would entitle her to go close.

6/1

33/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 8814-6

Last run:

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Gained second win over hurdles at Thurles in March; handicap debut over fences here.
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10th

3

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Navan

Beating The Odds

11st 11lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W J Austin

Most recent win was over hurdles at Thurles in March; solid efforts in defeat last month at Punchestown and Thurles and likely to go close on that form; blinkers replace cheekpieces today.

10/1

3rd

6

19th Dec 2021

Good

3m 0f 182y

12:40 Thurles

Beating The Odds

11st 4lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: W J Austin

Has won over hurdles at this venue; left previous two chase efforts behind when only beaten 3l on handicap chase bow at Punchestown two weeks ago; perhaps leniently left on same mark and seems to go on any ground.

5/1

3rd

18

5th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

3m 1f 150y

15:05 Punchestown

Beating The Odds

10st 0lb

J: Adam Short

T: W J Austin

Gained second win over hurdles at Thurles in March; handicap debut over fences here.

33/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: -P4825 C

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Winner here last winter; generally reliable over fences (3-21, placed six times); shortlisted.
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8th

11

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:45 Kilbeggan

Hoke Colburn

10st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brian M McMahon

12

29th Dec 2021

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

Hoke Colburn

11st 5lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: Brian M McMahon

Three wins over fences and ground versatile; has been running well this term notably when touched off at Listowel festival and good fourth to serial winner Glenquin Castle over further on latest start at Punchestown.

16/1

4th

10

5th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

3m 1f 150y

15:05 Punchestown

Hoke Colburn

11st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brian M McMahon

Winner here last winter; generally reliable over fences (3-21, placed six times); shortlisted.

16/1

Form: 106096 C

Last run:

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
A long way below his best since recording a second chase win at Downpatrick in May.
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1st

10

14th May 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 50y

16:50 Wexford

Clonguile Way

11st 5lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

Won 3m handicap here in 2020 and this time last year won on good ground at Downpatrick for Gavin Cromwell; encouraging start for new yard when chasing home a runaway winner at Clonmel last month (for today's rider) but beaten when a faller in Punchestown banks event; back over the conventional fences here and one to consider off a fair mark from a stable in fine form.

8/1

5

28th Apr 2022

Good

4m 2f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Clonguile Way

11st 12lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Twice successful in handicap chases, including at this venue in September 2020, achieved at the main expense of the then-five-year-old subsequent Irish Grand National winner Lord Lariat; ran well at Clonmel two weeks ago on his first run for this stable, but not in the same league as stablemate Go Another One.

50/1

2nd

11

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 6f 169y

17:20 Clonmel

Clonguile Way

11st 3lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

Moderate form since winning at Downpatrick last May; makes first start for John McConnell here.

20/1

Form: 526-21

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Dual point winner; decent form over fences last season but reverted to the smaller obstacles in May, building on a solid second at Wexford to run out a convincing winner of a 3m maiden hurdle at Tipperary; solid claims.
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1

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 120y

16:50 Limerick

Sovereign Gold

12st 1lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dual point winner who added a win under Rules in a Tipperary maiden hurdle last May; has looked more promising over fences, coming on for her chase debut with a pair of placed efforts in handicap chases; bit below form back in novice company last time when 13l third of eight and now 0-8 over fences but might have one in her from this mark if she returns to her best.

7/2

3rd

5

26th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 1f 110y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Sovereign Gold

11st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won a 3m maiden hurdle on testing ground last May; still looking for her first win over fences but has accumulated a nice bit of experience at this stage and solid placed efforts over slightly shorter trips on her two most recent outings; plenty to like and looks a leading contender.

5/2

66/1

Form: 9957F

Last run:

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Second in a point-to-point; does not stand out as being well handicapped.
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6th

10

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 110y

13:05 Fairyhouse

Thehairyfella

10st 11lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: D J Barry

Rules form doesn't look strong enough to make him a serious player here; rider's claim takes him down to handy weight.

50/1

5th

11

16th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

15:50 Punchestown

Thehairyfella

10st 7lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: D J Barry

Not disgraced behind Glenquin Castle here last month but no chance from 15lb out of the handicap.

66/1

10

19th Dec 2021

Good

3m 0f 182y

12:40 Thurles

Thehairyfella

11st 0lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: D J Barry

Runner-up in a point in May but seems on a tough mark on what he's achieved under Rules since; needs to step up on his recent distant seventh at Punchestown; 2lb lower.

18/1

Form: 32U4-7

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Veteran in fine form over fences last season; was running off 7lb lower when partnered by this rider to win a lady riders handicap chase at Fairyhouse; lacks a recent run.
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3rd

5

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

18:00 Wexford

Kavanaghs Corner

10st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

7th

7

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 2f 0y

15:45 Gowran Park

Kavanaghs Corner

10st 1lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won five from 29 over fences and not beaten far a couple of times this season prior to an unseat last time; worth forgiving that but this trip is on the short side for him these days.

7/1

4

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:32 Navan

Kavanaghs Corner

11st 4lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

7lb above his last winning mark but has returned to form of late, finishing runner-up at Limerick to Wishmoor before a 1l defeat at Fairyhouse last month; should go well again and stays this longer trip fine.

3/1

33/1

Form: 10PP-P CD

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Punchestown win last winter (heavy) came just shy of 3m2f so stays well; pulled up on his last three starts, including when returning from a break last time.
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6th

4

6th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 110y

19:50 Downpatrick

Arverne

11st 9lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

7

24th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 219y

15:05 Thurles

Arverne

11st 11lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: Gavin Cromwell

Well treated on old form Well-treated on his old form but hasn't convinced with his jumping at times; career-low mark.

8/1

5th

4

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 110y

13:05 Fairyhouse

Arverne

11st 7lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Well treated on old form but most recent showings have been disappointing; blinkers need to work the oracle.

20/1

16/1

Form: 3132-P C

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Generally consistent in staying handicap chases since joining this yard; won off 7lb lower at Limerick last Christmas; pulled up on his return over hurdles; better claims back over fences.
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3

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 120y

16:50 Limerick

Wishmoor

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: J F Levins

Dual course winner who bounced back from a lesser effort when beaten roughly 7l at Navan last week in a veterans' handicap chase; not the force of old but dropped another 2lb and a return to this venue is in his favour.

9/2

5th

5

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:32 Navan

Wishmoor

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: J F Levins

Got the better of Kavanaghs Corner on his penultimate run when bouncing back from pulling up twice but tailed off at Navan last time; hard to gauge at present but was runner-up in this last year from 2lb higher.

6/1

9th

4

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Navan

Wishmoor

11st 9lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: J F Levins

Pulled-up on first two starts this season; bounced back to form when winning a veterans' chase at Limerick for the second year in succession; last season's form included a C&D second in a veterans' race.

14/1

Form: 047468

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Had been keeping decent company since joining this team but made no impression dropping in grade when down the field in a lady riders handicap chase at Fairyhouse last week.
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7

4th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:35 Kelso

Choungaya

10st 11lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Mike Sowersby

Well treated on his chase win at Fairyhouse (2m5f, heavy) last February but has a patchy record in 11 runs since; was laboured in small field on his recent stable debut at Carlisle (2m4f) and he has uninspiring form figures at this sort of trip; opposable.

25/1

5th

4

20th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:00 Carlisle

Choungaya

10st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Mike Sowersby

Ex-Irish chaser who is winless since early 2021 and he was well below par when last seen out at Punchestown in December; he needs to hit the ground running after a break for his new yard.

20/1

2

5th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

3m 1f 150y

15:05 Punchestown

Choungaya

11st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Andrew McNamara

Had been keeping decent company since joining this team but made no impression dropping in grade when down the field in a lady riders handicap chase at Fairyhouse last week.

33/1

Form: 33P2U/

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Placed in the Cork National a couple of seasons back off 2lb higher; off 647 days and probably best watched.
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11th

8

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 6f 169y

17:20 Clonmel

Aherlow

11st 7lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Some creditable runs over longer trips in the past but still winless over fences and out of form in recent starts.

16/1

10th

11

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Navan

Aherlow

10st 13lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Henry De Bromhead

0-12 over fences, placed five times, including third in the 2019 Cork National; hard to derive any encouragement from his two Punchestown appearances this season.

33/1

25/1

Form: 2136U6 D

Last run:

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Won a staying maiden hurdle at Sligo in August; yet to make the frame over fences but could be worth a market check on handicap debut.
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11

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

John Adams

11st 6lb

J: Mr R A Berry

T: Colin Bowe

Finally got it all together for this rider over 2m7f at Punchestown in January but faded out tamely at Fairyhouse following month; handles this better ground so not one to rule out.

20/1

11th

4

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:15 Fairyhouse

John Adams

11st 10lb

J: Mr R A Berry

T: Colin Bowe

Finally got it all together for this rider over 2m7f at Punchestown last time when beating Exit To The West; up 9lb for that and still question marks about his jumping but will go close with a clear round.

6/1

1st

7

16th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

15:50 Punchestown

John Adams

11st 2lb

J: Mr R A Berry

T: Colin Bowe

Unseated at the last when in front of Glenquin Castle and Exit To The West here last month; unseated again over hurdles at Limerick last time; has the ability to get involved if he can remain upright.

8/1

Form: P223UP

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Winless over fences but 5lb lower in this sphere than over flights and has shown enough to suggest he can win off this mark.
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9th

4

7th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:45 Cork

Bentham

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Likes this ground but balance of form is over shorter; lost his way somewhat on soft ground over fences last winter but should appreciate return to better ground.

20/1

13

5th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

3m 1f 150y

15:05 Punchestown

Bentham

11st 0lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Gavin Cromwell

Winless over fences but 5lb lower in this sphere than over flights and has shown enough to suggest he can win off this mark.

10/1

2

6th Nov 2021

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:05 Naas

Bentham

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

0-9 over fences but knocking on the door lately and was 16-5fav latest when unfortunate to unseat at the first after mid-air collision; entitled to be thereabouts if operating at his best.

5/1

Form: 64-P46

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Not a bad effort when fourth on hurdles return at Wexford but couldn't build on that back over fences at Naas.
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2

12th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 110y

Class 4

14:40 Ayr

Castlegrange

11st 12lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Katie Scott

Won heavy-ground beginners' chase in Ireland in March 2021 but safely held in two handicap chases for new stable in February/March (2m/2m4f) and Brian Hughes jumps ship today.

33/1

5th

2

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Carlisle

Castlegrange

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Katie Scott

Irish chase winner who was a good second over hurdles there (2m4f, heavy) last December; however, the British handicapper took no chances with his mark and he was soundly beaten over fences on last month's stable debut at Ayr (2m, heavy); a 4lb drop isn't sufficiently persuasive.

16/1

5th

3

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

15:05 Ayr

Castlegrange

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Katie Scott

1-18 under rules in Ireland, the win coming in 2m4f chase at Thurles (heavy) in March 2021; unable to challenge on his only recent run over 2m and perhaps best watched on his first outing for new connections.

16/1

Form: 8P-F27 D

Last run:

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Not the easiest horse to place (2-36) but penultimate effort at Galway was respectable.
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7

5th May 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:45 Tipperary

Classic Concorde

11st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Andrew McNamara

4th

7

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 70y

18:15 Kilbeggan

Classic Concorde

11st 8lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Andrew McNamara

No wins over hurdles since 2019; beaten 16l at Thurles last month and seems on a stiff mark on his recent achievements.

20/1

8th

3

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:10 Thurles

Classic Concorde

11st 11lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Andrew McNamara

Tailed off over fences last month but was running okay over timber prior to that; doesn't look particularly well treated on anything he's done in recent times though.

25/1

Form: 8-2341

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Point winner; only ordinary form in bumpers and looked a difficult ride at times over hurdles; switch to chasing brought about improvement when he took a decent step forward to win at Tramore.
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1st

4

16th May 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

19:30 Killarney

Recite A Prayer

11st 6lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

4/1

2nd

9

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Punchestown

Recite A Prayer

10st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

1st

4

1st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:30 Wexford

Recite A Prayer

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Form: P37-3P

Last run:

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
Did well last season on testing ground; failed to sustain it from the front at Wexford latest; back up in trip but questions to answer.
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6th

6

20th Mar 2022

Good

3m 4f 120y

15:45 Downpatrick

Notice To Close

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Seamus Neville

Three-time winner last season but has struggled this season; others look much likelier.

25/1

12th

12

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:50 Leopardstown

Notice To Close

10st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Seamus Neville

Three-time winner last season but has struggled this season and others look likelier.

50/1

10th

12

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 4f 40y

14:40 Punchestown

Notice To Close

10st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Seamus Neville

Ran up a hat-trick of successes over hurdles and fences in late 2020; pulled up on his last two starts here and at Wexford last year and hard to fancy on that basis.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta €693.00
Straight Forecast €477.20
Tricast €6244.50
Trifecta €15082.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Glenquin Castle

The Irish Sun:

Recite A Prayer

POSTDATA:

Clonguile Way

RP Ratings (IRE):

Glenquin Castle

TOPSPEED:

Glenquin Castle