January 17 / 12.50 Punchestown

12.50 Punchestown

Soft

Hollywoodbets Bet 10 Get 20 Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6197.48
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 23 runners
  • Win time: 4m 15s
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Hollywoodbets Bet 10 Get 20 Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 23 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.40
  • Place: £1.60

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
77-rated Flat performer for Sir Mark Prescott (two wins from nine starts) picked up for 42,000gns in October; sire Sea The Moon has had some success with juvenile hurdlers, including Allmankind and Tritonic; in good hands and could well be in the thick of things if sharp enough for debut.
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5th

4

2nd Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 188y

17:35 Bellewstown

The Tide Turns

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, soon ridden but no extra, jumped left last, kept on

7/1

3rd

8

3rd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:05 Fairyhouse

The Tide Turns

10st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

15th

2

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

The Tide Turns

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Won two run-of-the-mill 1m4f AW handicaps when with Sir Mark Prescott; ridden out to beat HMS Seahorse (who is now 9lb better off) by just under 3l on hurdling debut on soft ground at Punchestown and has rather predictably come up short behind top-notchers in his two runs since; whether he's as well handicapped as some is open to debate; wears a first-time tongue-tie.

6/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 3

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
24,000gns purchase out of Ballydoyle (rated 83 for Aidan O'Brien on Flat) shaped encouragingly on introduction to hurdling here 17 days ago when safely held in third behind the promising Pied Piper (SP 40-1); every chance he'll be sharper for the run this time around and in good hands.
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3rd

2

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Punchestown

HMS Seahorse

11st 0lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Paul Nolan

25/1

4th

10

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

HMS Seahorse

11st 0lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Paul Nolan

Fairly useful form without winning in five Flat runs for Aidan O'Brien; couldn't cope with two live Triumph contenders at Punchestown on his first run over hurdles but he has a 9lb pull with The Tide Turns on their clash there in January and he then got the job done without any great fuss at Fairyhouse (odds-on; soft); the potential is there to threaten them all off this mark and conditions will be fine.

10/1

1st

6

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Fairyhouse

HMS Seahorse

11st 7lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Paul Nolan

Went close in a couple of Flat maidens for Ballydoyle and has run into a couple of smart Elliott juveniles in his two runs over hurdles; should win his maiden hurdle and has every chance of this being his day with the stable in fine form.

15/8

16/1

  • Place: £6.80

Form: 9

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Stablemate of Champion Green shaped as though she'd come forward for the experience gained when mid-field on her introduction to this sphere at Leopardstown three weeks ago; rated 80 on the Flat so not without a chance if translating that sort of ability to hurdles, although may need more experience.
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1st

4

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Killarney

Igraine

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Flat winner for Donnacha O'Brien; has taken well to hurdles, putting in some good performances without winning; ran a cracker at Cork eight days ago and he looks nailed on to break his duck here; the one to beat.

6/5

2nd

14

7th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Cork

Igraine

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

9/4

2nd

4

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:30 Tramore

Igraine

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Form: 65

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Brother to Irish Derby/St Leger hero Capri won 1m Curragh maiden on heavy as 2yo for Aidan O'Brien; stable switch when rated 84 and has gained experience the last twice over hurdles, shaping with some encouragement in defeat (sixth here in November and fifth at Leopardstown three weeks ago); shouldn't be too far away again; owner also has strong candidate in Champion Green.
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3rd

1

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Brazil

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Flat-winning son of Galileo and is still an entire; has made great progress on last two attempts over hurdles, latest in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham (good to soft) where he stuck on well to foil the big gamble on the Willie Mullins-trained runner-up; up-and-coming colt who commands respect.

2/1

1st

3

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Brazil

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Heavy-ground winner on the Flat for Aidan O'Brien; a slow burner over hurdles but there were encouraging signs when fourth to The Tide Turns at Punchestown and he then won as he liked at Naas (soft; Ebasari and Feigh behind); doesn't look thrown in for his handicap debut but there's momentum building; soft ground seems ideal for him.

9/1

1st

6

12th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 131y

13:05 Naas

Brazil

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Brother to Irish Derby/St Leger hero Capri won 1m Curragh maiden on heavy as 2yo for Aidan O'Brien (rated 84 on Flat); steadily progressing with each of his three starts over hurdles and could put that experience to good use here; respected.

100/30

Form: 23

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
80-rated Flat performer for Jack Davison has shown up very well on first two starts over hurdles for this team, beaten a neck when second to Iberique Du Seuil at Cork early last month before a creditable third at Leopardstown three weeks ago; entitled to be on the premises again.
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25

27th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 180y

15:40 Punchestown

Vera Verto

10st 13lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Gavin Cromwell

9th

5

27th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Vera Verto

11st 10lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Peak RPR of 86 on the Flat so useful; held her own against some respected Irish novices before justifying favouritism with a narrow maiden success at Navan (yielding; finished strongly); this stiff track will suit and, from a yard that's had a fortnight to remember, she commands major respect.

7/2

1st

19

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Navan

Vera Verto

11st 0lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Useful Flat performer (rated 80) and has made a promising start to life over hurdles; not much went right for her at Punchestown last time when beaten 8l; can resume progress here.

7/2

Form: 54

Last run: 129 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Some promise to be gleaned from pair of efforts in this sphere in August/September before reverting to Flat for four runs; fitness assured and experience a help but probably will be of greater interest when handicapping.
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2nd

7

(7)

21st Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 140y

17:35 Sligo

Gamigin

9st 6lb

J: Shane Foley

T: James McAuley

led narrowly, joined 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden under 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, no match for winner

5/1

17

(6)

20th Apr 2022

Good

1m 6f 70y

18:50 Bellewstown

Gamigin

9st 6lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: James McAuley

5th

7

(1)

7th Apr 2022

Good

1m 1f 130y

18:00 Gowran Park

Gamigin

9st 10lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: James McAuley

Form: 7

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
First reserve; wasn't disgraced when seventh of 20 on hurdling debut here last month but plenty of improvement needed.
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5th

7

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

15:50 Cheltenham

Magic Word

11st 1lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Anthony McCann

7

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

15:30 Naas

Magic Word

10st 5lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Anthony McCann

Fairly modest form on the Flat but she's got better with each run over timber and it was a much improved performance when runner-up to a nice prospect in a C&D maiden hurdle last month; handicapper has given her a real chance from this opening mark and she's the one to beat as a result.

9/2

2nd

13

30th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 156y

14:10 Naas

Magic Word

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Anthony McCann

Hit the frame on the Flat; only very minor promise in two hurdle starts so far and has made jumping errors; improvement required.

12/1

Form: 000

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
In good hands but tailed off in trio of starts in this sphere and can only be watched.
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5th

2

(9)

20th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Charlie’s Yard

11st 3lb

J: Mr Simon Walker

T: David Evans

led, ridden and faced challenge 2f out, hard pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened inside final 110yds

2/1

3rd

6

(3)

8th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Charlie’s Yard

9st 0lb

J: George Downing

T: David Evans

led, pushed along 3f out, ridden and hard pressed over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

5/2

1st

3

(8)

24th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:20 Bath

Charlie’s Yard

9st 5lb

J: George Downing

T: David Evans

Ran nine times for Emmet Mullins in Ireland and didn't finish in the first six, but he landed a gamble on British/stable debut at Kempton (2m, AW; 3-1) three weeks ago, making all in first-time cheekpieces; up 5lb but no surprise if he's open to further improvement for this yard.

7/4

Form: 0

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Holds Flat mark of 69 and has shown flashes of promise but needs big step forward after failing to figure on hurdles bow here last month.
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3rd

13

(17)

9th May 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 3f 213y

19:00 Roscommon

Great Realisation

9st 3lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: P J Rothwell

2nd

12

27th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Great Realisation

10st 8lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: P J Rothwell

Went close on the Flat but never won and ended up at an ordinary level; finished a long way behind Vera Verto in a Punchestown maiden in January but has improved since then, going down by only 4l in a Naas handicap four weeks ago (on soft); will need his best yet.

20/1

Form: FU93

Last run: 111 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Still relatively early days in this sphere for 72-rated Flat performer but has not looked a natural over hurdles and application of cheekpieces now needs to help her plenty in that department; no match for one of Britain's leading Triumph Hurdle contenders Knight Salute at Sedgefield when last seen in September.
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5th

7

28th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 170y

14:33 Punchestown

Alice Kitty

10st 5lb

J: Ben Mulligan

T: Gordon Elliott

50/1

10th

12

6th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 100y

18:50 Downpatrick

Alice Kitty

10st 6lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

9/2

16th

21

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Alice Kitty

11st 12lb

J: Kay Bowe

T: Gordon Elliott

Sole win came in a Ballinrobe claimer last year; no improvement for a switch to jumps since.

Form: 00

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Time on her side and largely unexposed but hasn't set the world alight on either of her first two hurdles starts; best watched for now.
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3rd

18

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Leopardstown

Queenie Newall

10st 7lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Winner on the Flat for Hugo Palmer; tailed off on her first three runs over hurdles and well held on handicap debut latest where she had Gamigin in front of her; tough mark on all known form.

33/1

6th

4

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:50 Punchestown

Queenie Newall

10st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a Flat maiden at Yarmouth second time out for Hugo Palmer but tailed off in three starts in maiden hurdles and has done nothing to warrant an opening mark of 99.

12/1

11th

19

17th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:50 Punchestown

Queenie Newall

11st 2lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Time on her side and largely unexposed but hasn't set the world alight on either of her first two hurdles starts; best watched for now.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Ballinrobe 1m1.5f handicap winner off 59 last summer was tailed off on first start over hurdles at Leopardstown over Christmas but could have had things go a little more smoothly at times on that occasion; watched for future reference.
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4

(15)

21st Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 38y

19:50 Sligo

Brehon Star

9st 9lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Mark Michael McNiff

20/1

3rd

11

(2)

18th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 75y

15:10 Down Royal

Brehon Star

9st 4lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Mark Michael McNiff

dwelt start, towards rear and pushed along briefly, reminder soon after start, dropped to last before halfway, pushed along from 5f out, headway when ridden over 2f out, went third final stride, never near to challenge

16/1

7th

10

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

18:15 Wexford

Brehon Star

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Winner on the Flat but tailed off in four hurdle starts including handicap debut last month.

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Handed mark of 51 on the Flat after failing to catch fire on three starts for Andrew Lee last summer; wouldn't be a surprise if he found his feet over hurdles in the fullness of time but probably just watched for now unless market suggests otherwise.
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1st

10

(4)

18th May 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

I Doubt That

9st 4lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Jimmy Fox

15th

13

(9)

13th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:50 Gowran Park

I Doubt That

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Kieran Purcell

10th

7

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Navan

I Doubt That

11st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Kieran Purcell

Showed nothing in three Flat starts and tailed off when 250-1 for a maiden hurdle on debut in this sphere in January.

250/1

150/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Handed mark of 54 on the Flat having been beaten at least 20l on all four starts, albeit suffered some early interference when last seen in June; some of his relations have proven effective enough over hurdles without winning; probably best watched.
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8th

18

(4)

30th Jun 2022

Good

1m 6f 89y

20:00 Bellewstown

Numidia

8st 12lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Peter Lawlor

dwelt start, in rear, ridden and headway against far rail over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms

22/1

16

(2)

23rd May 2022

Yielding

1m 3f 179y

19:30 Roscommon

Numidia

8st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Peter Lawlor

Nine-race maiden and well held in two recent starts back on the Flat including when stepped up to this trip at Leopardstown 10 days ago.

33/1

8th

14

(17)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Leopardstown

Numidia

8st 11lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Peter Lawlor

Form: P00

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Rated 77 on the Flat for Marcus Tregoning but hard to take encouragement from trio of maiden hurdle efforts; trainer has much stronger claims with Vera Verto.
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15th

3

(1)

24th May 2022

Yielding

1m 1f 100y

16:50 Gowran Park

Halcyon Spirit

9st 10lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Gavin Cromwell

Lingfield AW winner last year for Marcus Tregoning but has struggled over hurdles since joining this yard; recent flat run at Cork leaves him with plenty to find.

12/1

9th

4

(14)

6th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

20:00 Cork

Halcyon Spirit

9st 11lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

Struggled over hurdles since joining this yard; won when last seen on the Flat at Lingfield in September but would need a big step up from that to defy this mark.

16/1

13th

14

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 30y

17:15 Kilbeggan

Halcyon Spirit

10st 8lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Form: 0

Last run: 107 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
No massive fireworks in trio of Flat starts and finished down the field on hurdling debut at Gowran in October; entitled to come forward for that experience but needs to.
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2nd

9

(11)

18th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

17:18 Lingfield (AW)

To Dream

9st 4lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Mark Gillard

led, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong

7/2

5

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:10 Taunton

To Dream

10st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Mark Gillard

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Bought for 18,000gns in July out of Fozzy Stack's yard and could be an interesting recruit to this sphere; rated 73 on the Flat after four starts and showed up well in maidens behind classy sorts such as Earlswood and Probe, although last two runs were seemingly regressive; market check.
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15

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

18:15 Wexford

Lakomet Of Saints

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: J P Flavin

Third reserve; some minor promise on the Flat; not competitive in trio of maiden hurdles; tongue-tie on for handicap debut.

10

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

Lakomet Of Saints

11st 8lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: J P Flavin

Midfield Navan maiden run in March represented a small step forward; juvenile makes handicap debut with tongue-tie tried.

25/1

18

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:03 Limerick

Lakomet Of Saints

10st 13lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: J P Flavin

Naas maiden run represented a small step forward; juvenile steps into handicaps with tongue tie tried; rider in hot form.

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Second reserve; Godolphin cast-off who was once entered in the Prix du Jockey Club/Grand Prix de Paris was picked up for 20,000gns last July, having finished fourth on his only maiden start for Andre Fabre in April; fine pedigree as half-brother to dual Group 1 winner Victor Ludorum; follow leads.
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12th

1

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Ages Of Man

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Anthony McCann

Flat bred and left Godolphin for 20,000gns last July after one French Flat start; showed some ability twice in space of ten days in maiden hurdles in Ireland this year, particularly last time when third at Fairyhouse (2m, soft) to HMS Seahorse who ran so well in the 4yo handicap here on Tuesday; however, vastly better is needed at this top level.

100/1

3rd

1

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Fairyhouse

Ages Of Man

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Anthony McCann

Some promise when fourth in a French Flat maiden at Cholet on debut; not disgraced after a couple of mistakes on his hurdles debut at Naas ten days ago; more needed but should be capable of improvement.

14/1

7th

1

30th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 156y

14:40 Naas

Ages Of Man

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Anthony McCann

Some promise when fourth in a French maiden at Cholet on debut and that race worked out okay; bought for 20,000GNS and gelded since; this is a very different test but worth a market check.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Rated 63 on the level after trio of runs from August to October; watched for future reference on hurdling debut.
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9th

15

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Navan

The Role Model

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Kevin Michael Smith

Minor promise on the Flat; unseated at the opening flight on debut but outran odds of 150-1 when fourth 18 in a maiden hurdle at Naas on his penultimate start and showed that was no fluke when only beaten 3l at Gowran last time; could be involved if he progresses again but shapes like he may want a step up in trip.

9/1

3rd

11

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Gowran Park

The Role Model

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Kevin Michael Smith

Showed a bit of ability on the Flat and left his hurdle debut behind (early unseat) when fourth of 18 in a maiden hurdle at Naas last month, catching the eye of the stewards in the process having made up plenty of late ground; should build on that.

7/2

4th

15

30th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 156y

14:40 Naas

The Role Model

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Kevin Michael Smith

Some minor promise over middle distances on the Flat but unseated at the opening flight when 100-1 for a maiden hurdle 13 days ago; risky.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
By 33-1 upset French 2,000 Guineas winner Lucayan and a half-sister to Katie Cruel (by Myboycharlie), who won 6f maiden at Naas on her second start for this team; dam was placed over 5.5f on dirt in USA and is a half-sister to 6f Group 1 winner Soldier's Tale; hood fitted for debut; stamina an unknown.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

15

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Gowran Park

Lucaya

11st 0lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Alan Fleming

Tailed off in a maiden hurdle at Naas on debut when 100-1.

150/1

16

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Fairyhouse

Lucaya

11st 0lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Alan Fleming

Second reserve; trailed in last on her hurdles debut at Naas ten days ago.

17th

12

30th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 156y

14:10 Naas

Lucaya

11st 2lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Alan Fleming

Lucayan filly; half-sister to 6f winner Katie Cruel (RPR 86); dam placed 5.5f dirt in USA, half-sister to 6f Group 1 winner Soldier's Tale out of Group-placed 7.4f-8.5f GB 2yo/US winner; not bred for this.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Rated 42 on the Flat after four runs last year (two on AW/two on turf); must show much more now hurdling but entitled to need initial experience.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

16

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:30 Tramore

Kodi Moma

10st 6lb

J: Adam Short

T: Miss Katy Brown

17th

20

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 52y

13:55 Naas

Kodi Moma

11st 0lb

J: Adam Short

T: Miss Katy Brown

Fell at the first on sole hurdle outing at Punchestown; look elsewhere.

100/1

12th

14

(3)

11th Mar 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Kodi Moma

8st 10lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Miss Katy Brown

Modest maiden and handicap form; plenty of improvement needed from 1m run here last month.

50/1

Form: 42 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Currently favourite for the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival after catching the eye on first two starts in this sphere at Cork and Limerick; won Flat maiden here prior to that in September; hood fitted for the first time; leading claims if progressing as hoped.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

15

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Champion Green

10st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Useful Flat winner at 1m1f; the saddle slipped when pulled up on his first start in a hood and, with the tongue-tie added, he jumped well out in front en route to a comfortable maiden success at Naas (good to yielding); probably doesn't have to lead and it's easy to see him producing his best form yet over hurdles off what's probably a good mark; shortlisted.

12/1

1st

2

30th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 156y

14:10 Naas

Champion Green

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Won Flat maiden at Punchestown in September; went close in a couple of maiden hurdles in December and had excuses when the saddle slipped and he was pulled up earlier this month; the one to beat on form; tongue-tie on.

Evs

3

17th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:50 Punchestown

Champion Green

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Currently favourite for the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival after catching the eye on first two starts in this sphere at Cork and Limerick; won Flat maiden here prior to that in September; hood fitted for the first time; leading claims if progressing as hoped.

6/4

Form: 07

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Third reserve; showed more last time at Limerick than on only other start over hurdles at Gowran but still needs to up his game; will be of greater interest when switching to handicap company in time.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

12

(3)

30th Jun 2022

Good

1m 6f 89y

20:00 Bellewstown

Go Large

8st 12lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: William Durkan

prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden and lost position under 2f out, weakened over 1f out

28/1

7th

16

(16)

14th May 2022

Good

1m 5f 0y

17:00 Navan

Go Large

8st 12lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: William Durkan

7th

14

(9)

20th Apr 2022

Good

1m 6f 70y

18:50 Bellewstown

Go Large

8st 11lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: William Durkan

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Champion Green

RP Ratings (IRE):

Vera Verto

POSTDATA:

HMS Seahorse

The Irish Sun:

Champion Green