January 17 / 15.35 Punchestown

15.35 Punchestown Soft

Hollywoodbets Now Streaming UK & Irish Racing Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 3m 0f 40y
  • 25 runners
  • Win time: 6m 38s
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Hollywoodbets Now Streaming UK & Irish Racing Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 25 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.50
  • Place: £3.00

Form: F8-92

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
No fireworks in opening trio of starts (fell at the first on debut) but big improvement at Naas last month when second to well-backed winner over 2m3f; step up in trip an unknown but shortlist material as unexposed type.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

14

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Salmanino

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Successful handicap debut over this trip at Punchestown in January but following month reportedly lost shoe (pulled up) when favourite in similar contest; remains relatively unexposed so has to be respected.

12/1

10

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 115y

16:10 Punchestown

Salmanino

11st 2lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

His first handicap was a winning one when scoring over 3m here last month; up 7lb for that but surprising if there was not more to come; major player here.

10/1

1st

8

17th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 40y

15:35 Punchestown

Salmanino

11st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

No fireworks in opening trio of starts (fell at the first on debut) but big improvement at Naas last month when second to well-backed winner over 2m3f; step up in trip an unknown but shortlist material as unexposed type.

9/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 400144

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Interesting to see how he fares over this longer trip (pulled up on only previous try at 3m under rules) as has sent out somewhat mixed signals at times in terms of his distance preference; running pretty consistently at present and holds place claims again.
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10th

11

5th May 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:45 Tipperary

A Different World

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Martin Brassil

2nd

13

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 70y

18:15 Kilbeggan

A Different World

11st 1lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Martin Brassil

Off the mark in a handicap hurdle at Sligo in October and has generally run well in defeat since; not obviously well handicapped as a result but can give another good account.

15/2

6th

16

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:45 Leopardstown

A Different World

11st 1lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Martin Brassil

Running pretty consistently of late and solid effort when upped to this trip for just second time at Punchestown seven weeks ago, finishing second to more unexposed type; should be on the premises again but possibly a touch vulnerable to improver.

10/1

15/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 090212

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
In excellent heart lately, improving from mark of 87 to 99 across his last three starts; second in Limerick handicap in which Hymie Weiss was third over Christmas; likely still on the up so warrants plenty of respect.
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9th

6

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 170y

15:10 Gowran Park

Kingston Kid

11st 6lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Winner at Tramore in December from 10lb lower before going close in two subsequent handicap hurdles; hasn't really taken to fences in two starts since but could be involved if he resumes progress back over timber; back down in trip.

8/1

8th

12

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Kingston Kid

11st 8lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Progressive in his four handicap hurdle runs between November and last month, putting in two solid placed runs after 2m5f Tramore win; drop in trip did not suit on chase debut at Thurles, and he was taking some high-class rivals in any case.

20/1

9th

8

10th Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 77y

13:45 Thurles

Kingston Kid

11st 10lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Going the right way over hurdles (rated 100) but best efforts over further than this; unsure whether he'll relish coming back in trip for chasing debut; could improve for this experience.

20/1

16/1

  • Place: £8.60

Form: 333546

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
0-9 but has been placed on five occasions; unsure whether she'll be as effective at 3m, though longer distance is probably worth experimenting; should be thereabouts if she enjoys it.
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17

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Kilbarry Chianti

10st 13lb

J: Jack Foley

T: C O’Keeffe

Maiden whose best run came when fourth to Salmanino over this trip at Punchestown in January but two runs since not so good and seems held off this sort of mark.

20/1

4th

8

10th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 70y

15:22 Tramore

Kilbarry Chianti

11st 1lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: C O’Keeffe

9th

4

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:45 Leopardstown

Kilbarry Chianti

11st 7lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: C O’Keeffe

0-10, but not a bad effort when stepping up to this trip at Punchestown seven weeks ago; generally consistent but others make more appeal.

10/1

Form: 05554P CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Won this race last year off 2lb higher mark when rider claimed 3lb (without claim now); recent form could be better (pulled up at Limerick over Christmas), has just turned 11 and needs to bounce back but wouldn't be a total shock should he be thereabouts.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

12th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

18:45 Clonmel

Glenabo Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Oliver McKiernan

6/1

2nd

1

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 142y

18:40 Ballinrobe

Glenabo Bridge

11st 13lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Oliver McKiernan

1st

9

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Down Royal

Glenabo Bridge

11st 5lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Oliver McKiernan

Veteran with 2-34 hurdles record; on a losing run now but the trip is a plus and it is a weak race; well capable of getting involved.

13/2

Form: 6-3015 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Never better than when at Fairyhouse but has finished in the first four on four of his seven starts at this venue too; raised 7lb for win on penultimate start but unable to follow it up last time at Fairyhouse; hadn't held a triple-figure rating since October 2019 and now an 11yo so possible the handicapper might just have his measure at present.
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21

5th May 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:45 Tipperary

Nicole’s Milan

11st 2lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Sean Aherne

11

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:10 Thurles

Nicole’s Milan

11st 2lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Sean Aherne

Winner at Fairyhouse in December from 1lb lower; tumbled back down the weights having struggled in his last couple of starts; hard to put a line through.

20/1

11th

9

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:45 Leopardstown

Nicole’s Milan

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Sean Aherne

Return to this trip, having dropped back to 2m5f latest, likely a help but 11yo is vulnerable to an improver; best form has generally been at Fairyhouse.

20/1

Form: B25574 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Shaped as though a return to this trip would be in her favour last time at Limerick when fourth behind Kingston Kid (second) and Hymie Weiss (third); slight improvement on that effort would put her in the picture.
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17

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 115y

16:10 Punchestown

China Princess

10st 6lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Peter Fahey

Decent effort when a well supported favourite for a Limerick handicap in December; well beaten here last month though and others preferred.

14/1

7th

9

17th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 40y

15:35 Punchestown

China Princess

11st 9lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

Shaped as though a return to this trip would be in her favour last time at Limerick when fourth behind Kingston Kid (second) and Hymie Weiss (third); slight improvement on that effort would put her in the picture.

17/2

4th

9

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:05 Limerick

China Princess

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Peter Fahey

Wexford heavy ground winner (2m4f, May) running well enough on latest outings without causing any major headaches; entitled to hold her own here down 2lb with her jockey also claiming a valuable 5lb.

16/1

Form: 76-P34

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Seems to be getting the hang of things in handicap company lately although unsure whether he was completely in love with the step up to a similar trip last time at Fairyhouse; visor tried for the first time (replacing cheekpieces) and rider's claim a help.
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12th

10

26th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 70y

15:43 Fairyhouse

Excelcior

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Came on from his reappearance with two placed efforts including one here over a similar trip; lesser effort on softer ground last time though and conditions a concern again.

6/1

8th

6

17th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 40y

15:35 Punchestown

Excelcior

11st 11lb

J: Ben Mulligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Seems to be getting the hang of things in handicap company lately although unsure whether he was completely in love with the step up to a similar trip last time at Fairyhouse; visor tried for the first time (replacing cheekpieces) and rider's claim a help.

12/1

4th

5

1st Jan 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 110y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Excelcior

11st 5lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Won sole Flat start in France; bit disappointing in maiden hurdles but much-improved effort on second start in a handicap at Navan a fortnight ago when third to the rapidly-improving All Class; only nudged up 1lb for that; player with trip likely to suit.

11/2

Form: 006-2

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Upped his game considerably on testing ground at Limerick over Christmas when just touched off in maiden hurdle for horses who hadn't yet been placed under rules; step up to 3m from 2m3f an unknown but may well suit.
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8th

6

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:55 Cork

Barefoot Man

11st 10lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: Terence O’Brien

Went close in a maiden hurdle but hasn't managed to build on that in two subsequent handicaps; room for improvement in the jumping department and less exposed than most in here.

9/1

5th

1

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

15:40 Clonmel

Barefoot Man

12st 4lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: Terence O’Brien

Headed close home in a Limerick maiden hurdle in December; probably failed to see out the 3m at Punchestown last month and should be more at home over this trip with ground not an issue.

16/1

9th

1

17th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 40y

15:35 Punchestown

Barefoot Man

12st 0lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: Terence O’Brien

Upped his game considerably on testing ground at Limerick over Christmas when just touched off in maiden hurdle for horses who hadn't yet been placed under rules; step up to 3m from 2m3f an unknown but may well suit.

9/1

10th
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Hymie Weiss

12/1

Form: 2-3083

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
0-8 but has threatened to pick up one of these and was nudged up 2lb for solid Limerick third (Kingston Kid second) over Christmas; first start beyond 2m6f, which could eke out the required improvement.
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14

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 175y

18:30 Tramore

Hymie Weiss

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

6th

4

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

15:30 Navan

Hymie Weiss

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Returned to form when third of 18 at Limerick on his penultimate start but couldn't build on that when tailed off latest; doesn't look particularly well treated.

14/1

16/1

Form: 35F057 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Not disgraced the last twice and has been freshened up since but hasn't been shaping as though a first hurdles win is necessarily imminent.
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9th

3

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:51 Clonmel

Rose Milan

11st 13lb

J: Mr M C O’Donovan

T: Michael Winters

Posted her best run over hurdles when runner-up here (2m, heavy) two weeks ago; 1lb higher but the step back up in trip should suit (hunters chase/point winner) and she's one to consider.

5/1

2nd

2

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:05 Clonmel

Rose Milan

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Michael Winters

Unseated early at Punchestown last time; comes into it on the basis of some solid runs on deep ground prior to that; versatile as to trip and could get in the frame.

8/1

2

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 190y

16:20 Punchestown

Rose Milan

12st 0lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Michael Winters

105-rated chase winner; no sign yet that she can take advantage of lower hurdles rating; little impression in mid-field at tis venue last time.

14/1

Form: 8-0089

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Possible she'll improve for the switch to handicap company and step up to 3m but needs to raise her game significantly.
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15th

12

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Island Glory

11st 5lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: Niall O’Flynn

Has failed to reach the first six in four handicap starts; safely held by Fox Le Bel on Punchestown running last month; little apparent chance.

50/1

13th

10

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:51 Clonmel

Island Glory

11st 3lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Niall O’Flynn

Has failed to reach the first six in three handicap starts; not disgraced in first-time cheekpieces at Punchestown last week, finishing in mid-field over an extended 2m4f.

20/1

7th

4

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

Island Glory

11st 10lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Niall O’Flynn

Has shown glimpses of ability but needs to improve on the form shown in both handicap runs; cheekpieces might help.

14/1

Form: P1155P D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Unable to make her presence felt on heavy ground at Limerick last month when pulled up but previously had been running to a respectable level; Rachael Blackmore, aboard for her last win at Kilbeggan in June, returns to the plate for the first time since; 7yo needs to raise her game.
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3rd

7

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 88y

15:05 Fairyhouse

Chelseas Friend

10st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: James Joseph Mangan

3rd

1

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Wexford

Chelseas Friend

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: James Joseph Mangan

Point winner and dual winner over hurdles; consistent enough mare in her grade over flights but up against it here.

20/1

4th

4

10th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:30 Thurles

Chelseas Friend

11st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: James Joseph Mangan

Won back-to-back handicap hurdles in the summer; returned with a promising effort at Cork in December but much lesser efforts twice since; back on a fair mark and return to better ground should suit.

10/1

Form: -85724

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Some useful runs in bumpers and has shown ability without yet getting her head in front over hurdles; needs to show more than 11 days ago at Clonmel over 2m4f but should enjoy this step up to 3m; expect her to show up well at a decent each-way price.
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2nd

11

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

15:40 Clonmel

The Higher Road

11st 11lb

J: Mr D Kiely

T: John P O’Callaghan

Point winner; has shown plenty of promise from time to time, including when sixth in a Limerick handicap last time; not without a chance.

14/1

6th

4

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:10 Limerick

The Higher Road

11st 7lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: John P O’Callaghan

Some useful runs in bumpers and has shown ability over hurdles; good course C&D display when second in November, unplaced on two most recent starts.

12/1

14th

11

17th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 40y

15:35 Punchestown

The Higher Road

11st 9lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: John P O’Callaghan

Some useful runs in bumpers and has shown ability without yet getting her head in front over hurdles; needs to show more than 11 days ago at Clonmel over 2m4f but should enjoy this step up to 3m; expect her to show up well at a decent each-way price.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 508P

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Third reserve; pulled up when trying this trip for the first time under rules at Limerick last month; probably best watched.
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15th

25

17th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 40y

15:35 Punchestown

Menindee

11st 1lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: D M Christie

Third reserve; pulled up when trying this trip for the first time under rules at Limerick last month; probably best watched.

16

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Menindee

10st 2lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: D M Christie

Failed to make a lasting impression in maiden company; could be more at home now switched to handicaps, but best left alone until she shows the right signs.

33/1

8th

16

4th Dec 2021

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

11:30 Navan

Menindee

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: D M Christie

Modest form in points; will need to qualify for a mark judged on first two hurdle runs.

100/1

Form: -03980

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Safely held at Limerick over Christmas and doesn't jump off the page in race where cases can be made for plenty.
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19

10th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:30 Thurles

Worth Presenting

11st 8lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Donncha Duggan

First reserve; hit the frame in a maiden hurdle at Sligo last year but has shown nothing in three recent handicaps.

6

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 190y

15:50 Punchestown

Worth Presenting

11st 9lb

J: Mr M K Tobin

T: Donncha Duggan

Placed in a bumper and in a maiden hurdle; down the field on first two handicap attempts, big price both times.

50/1

16th

19

17th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 40y

15:35 Punchestown

Worth Presenting

11st 4lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Donncha Duggan

Safely held at Limerick over Christmas and doesn't jump off the page in race where cases can be made for plenty.

50/1

8/1

Form: 05-362 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Bred to be smart and moved closer to the target than ever before when runner-up over 2m5.5f at Tramore on New Year's Day, having finished sixth over this trip here in November; return to further likely in her favour and could now put it all together with experience behind her; shortlist material.
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2nd

12

14th May 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 50y

16:50 Wexford

Roped In

11st 2lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Daniel G Murphy

Now 0-10 hurdling, best effort when runner-up in 3m Cork maiden last month; not at that level in handicap latest; straight into handicap company for chase debut and has it to do.

16/1

6th

17

5th May 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:45 Tipperary

Roped In

11st 3lb

J: Mr J G Murphy

T: Daniel G Murphy

2nd

21

18th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

13:50 Cork

Roped In

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Daniel G Murphy

Form: 0-P79F

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
First reserve; didn't run badly at Fairyhouse earlier in the campaign but ordinary form and the step up to 3m needs to bring out major improvement.
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13th

1

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 137y

18:50 Clonmel

Tuckmill

11st 13lb

J: Adam Short

T: Francis J Flood

Showed improved form to easily get off the mark in a Naas handicap (2m) two weeks ago and has been hit with an 8lb rise, which is fair; stays this trip too and commands major respect again.

3/1

1st

10

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 52y

15:40 Naas

Tuckmill

11st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Francis J Flood

Maiden under all codes but was only beaten 10l over C&D last time in first-time blinkers; has a squeak if the headgear works as well again.

12/1

6th

23

13th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 80y

15:30 Naas

Tuckmill

11st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Francis J Flood

Never in the first five in 13 races; addition of blinkers will need to make a huge difference; one positive is that the stable has had plenty of success with horses from this family.

25/1

Form: 0-1033 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Seemingly landed decent touch when opening his account at Cork in May; changed stables from Sam Curling to this team after and shaped with promise on last two runs, including when third at Fairyhouse most recently in newly-fitted blinkers (Fizzlestick second); should be on the premises again.
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9th

2

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 100y

18:30 Wexford

Call Me Freddie

11st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Landed gamble in Cork handicap hurdle last May (good) for Sam Curling; ran well in a pair of handicap hurdles earlier this campaign but below best since and recent chase debut underwhelming; unexposed over fences on handicap debut and time on his side so worth a market check back on better ground.

5/1

6th

3

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 166y

13:50 Thurles

Call Me Freddie

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Famously landed a huge gamble in a Cork handicap hurdle last May for Sam Curling; ran well in a pair of handicap hurdles late last year under his penalty; has a little bit to find on his hurdles rating with a couple of these and best watched.

14/1

6

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:55 Navan

Call Me Freddie

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Paul Nolan

Sole win came over 3m at Cork last year; some good runs in defeat since joining this yard but he probably needs further than this these days and the handicapper might have his measure too.

16/1

Form: 2572/7 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Entitled to have needed recent return at Limerick considering he'd been off for 654 days beforehand; handicapped to go close in one of these on his old form, should he still maintain similar level of ability as 12yo.
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7

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Limerick

The Ballyboys

11st 7lb

J: Lorcan Kavanagh

T: Ray Hackett

Three-time winner; below his best in two runs after a 21-month absence in December and best watched.

25/1

18

17th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 40y

15:35 Punchestown

The Ballyboys

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ray Hackett

Entitled to have needed recent return at Limerick considering he'd been off for 654 days beforehand; handicapped to go close in one of these on his old form, should he still maintain similar level of ability as 12yo.

16/1

7th

7

29th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:40 Limerick

The Ballyboys

11st 7lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: Ray Hackett

A fair bit of water has passed under the bridge since this one recorded the last of this three hurdle wins, but shaped really nicely when second here in March 2020 and if fitness holds up, should be on the premises.

13/2

Form: 0-41P7 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
10yo mare tailed off over fences here on New Year's Eve but returns over hurdles in first-time blinkers; holds chase rating of 119 so appealing here off 91 if putting it all together; may well simply be a better chaser but interesting here nonetheless.
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21

17th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 40y

15:35 Punchestown

Cushinstown Finest

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Colin Bowe

10yo mare tailed off over fences here on New Year's Eve but returns over hurdles in first-time blinkers; holds chase rating of 119 so appealing here off 91 if putting it all together; may well simply be a better chaser but interesting here nonetheless.

12/1

7th

4

31st Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 7f 40y

12:15 Punchestown

Cushinstown Finest

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Colin Bowe

Found wanting in good company in a mares' race at Clonmel last time; 4lb higher than for Wexford handicap win achieved under this rider whose claims has since been reduced from 5lb to 3lb.

12/1

19

11th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 110y

14:47 Fairyhouse

Cushinstown Finest

11st 5lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Colin Bowe

Third reserve; won a grueller over fences at Wexford and trip/ground won't bother her but hasn't run over hurdles for well over a year.

Form: 9F0051

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; shaped with some promise in bumpers and looked to be getting the hang of things over hurdles at Limerick last month; would be very interesting turning out quickly if coming here after ready win at Fairyhouse on Saturday; set to carry 5lb penalty if getting in.
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11th

7

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Leopardstown

Greenhill Damsel

10st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Garrett James Power

Progressed to land a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle in January, beaten favourite two days later at Punchestown when found to be coughing post race; up 8lb for that Fairyhouse win and certainly has claims on that form.

6/1

24

17th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 40y

15:35 Punchestown

Greenhill Damsel

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Garrett James Power

Second reserve; shaped with some promise in bumpers and looked to be getting the hang of things over hurdles at Limerick last month; would be very interesting turning out quickly if coming here after ready win at Fairyhouse on Saturday; set to carry 5lb penalty if getting in.

1st

4

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:42 Fairyhouse

Greenhill Damsel

11st 11lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Garrett James Power

Not disgraced when tackling her first handicap at Limerick last month (Happy Dreams third); more needed here.

20/1

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Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Kingston Kid

The Irish Sun:

Roped In

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Call Me Freddie