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13:20 Punchestown

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Punchestown.com Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5949.58
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 20 runners
  • Win time: 4m 5s
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Punchestown.com Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

4/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.10
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 121-23 C BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Classy bumper horse last season; bolted up in a Grade 2 bumper at the Dublin Racing Festival last year and only narrowly denied in the Champion Bumper before gaining compensation in the Grade 1 bumper here in April; hasn't kicked on over hurdles this term, beaten at 1-14 at Cork before another odds on defeat at Leopardstown last time; no certainty back at 2m again.

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16th

2

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 6f 111y

18:40 Galway

Kilcruit

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

prominent

6/1

1st

3

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Kilcruit

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Former Grade 1 course bumper winner has not prospered over jumps in the manner expected; did not have much to beat on chase debut over C&D in November; sights lowered after two Grade 1 attempts, Paul Townend's choice over identically-rated stablemates.

4/1

5th

5

5th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 44y

13:40 Leopardstown

Kilcruit

11st 10lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, prominent after 2nd

16/1

14/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 6-4

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Smart Flat performer (peak RPR 103) and promise in two runs over hurdles so far; may have finished much closer without a bad mistake at the second last at Fairyhouse earlier this month and better ground would be in his favour too.

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No Results Found

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 3

Last run: 36 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Outran odds of 40-1 when winning on heavy ground at Limerick on debut; looked green in the closing stages and likely to improve plenty for that here; interesting runner.

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3rd

5

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Punchestown

Cratloe Hill

12st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Outran odds of 40-1 when winning on heavy ground at Limerick on debut; looked green in the closing stages and likely to improve plenty for that here; interesting runner.

7/2

3rd

8

26th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:58 Limerick

Cratloe Hill

11st 4lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

Fourth foal; dam placed 2m4f hurdle, half-sister to very smart bumper/2m hurdle winner Spirit Leader and smart 2m hurdle winner Thats My Man; well-bred Flemensfirth newcomer although probably best watched here.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Flemensfirth mare; sister to 2m hurdle winner Its Gonnahappen; dam point/2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner, sister to 2m hurdle/chase winner The Folkes Choice, half-sister to dam of Champion Chase winner Special Tiara; interesting newcomer but Blackmore prefers Music Of Tara.

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9th

4

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Rioga Choice

11st 1lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

held up in rear

12/1

5th

5

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 40y

13:20 Punchestown

Rioga Choice

10st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Lightly-raced mare was a very easy maiden winner last year and has run creditably in defeat in decent company since, including at this track; was battling for the places in a Grade 1 when falling at Fairyhouse in April; can run well.

9/2

14

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 100y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Rioga Choice

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Roscommon maiden hurdle winner last August was beaten 1.75l by Hauteriere over 2m5f at Punchestown last time; needs further improvement to come out on top here.

22/1

Form: 0-1733 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the third attempt in a bumper and progressed from his hurdle bow when third of 21 in a maiden hurdle at Navan (beaten roughly 8l); hit the frame again at Cork earlier this month in what was a lesser run but a return to quicker ground should help and should be involved again.

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13

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:42 Naas

Enki Flacke

10st 1lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

OUR TIP

Form: 09U

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Sole win in 36 starts came on the Flat in 2016; shown nothing in three starts over hurdles at huge prices.

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No Results Found

Form: 49

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Minor promise when fourth in a Tipperary mares' bumper but didn't progress when tailed off in a maiden hurdle last month; hood now tried and plenty to find on form; seemingly owner's second string.

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7th

13

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 43y

12:37 Clonmel

Birdsandthebees

11st 1lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

soon led, headed and raced in second after 1st, jumped slightly left 4th, led again from 5th, not fluent 3 out, headed and weakened before 2 out

9/2

8th

16

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 175y

15:45 Punchestown

Birdsandthebees

11st 1lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

midfield

6/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Shantou gelding; cost 58,000Euros as a 3yo; dam unraced sister to 2m hurdle winner Morning Ireland and bumper winner High Sierra; worth a market check but this is a tough ask on debut.

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3rd

6

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

13:55 Navan

Slane Hill

11st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

held up in rear, headway on near side of group 2 out, soon switched left and ridden, went third but no extra before last, no match for first two

9/2

1st

8

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

19:10 Kilbeggan

Slane Hill

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

held up in midfield, awkward jump and prominent 3rd, jumped left 4th

4/1

Form: 08

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off in two maiden hurdles at massive prices so far; can only be watched at present.

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11th

10

3rd Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 188y

14:50 Thurles

Paddy Rocket

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

No improvement for a switch to handicaps and tailed off at Killarney last month; cheekpieces now tried.

33/1

16

31st Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 100y

15:05 Wexford

Paddy Rocket

10st 3lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Second reserve; underwhelming so far in handicaps so tremendous improvement needed; cheekpieces tried.

8th

11

2nd Oct 2022

Good

2m 6f 180y

14:45 Killarney

Paddy Rocket

10st 12lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield, towards rear when ridden before 3 out, soon beaten

20/1

Form: 006

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Hit the frame in two points but tailed off in a trio of hurdle starts and might want a step up in trip.

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1st

1

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 9y

12:25 Clonmel

Money Heist

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

travelled strongly, prominent, went second after 3 out, led narrowly before 2 out, went clear going best before last, comfortably

13/8

1st

5

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Naas

Money Heist

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Switched to chasing the season before last after four ordinary runs over hurdles; a different proposition in his first handicap hurdle at Galway 14 months ago, landing a gamble; next run probably came too soon; reappeared after another year off with a good handicap hurdle run at Cork; potentially well treated.

7/2

4th

8

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Cork

Money Heist

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Switched to chasing the season before last after four ordinary runs over hurdles (beaten a minimum of 48l); a different proposition in his first handicap hurdle at Galway 13 months ago, landing a gamble; reappeared under a fixed penalty at Downpatrick three days later, sent off at odds-on and was been 50l in fifth; hard to know what to expect now.

8/1

Form: 8-240

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Minor promise in bumpers but tailed off and made errors when 80-1 for a maiden hurdle last week; might come on for that but best watched back down in trip.

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8

5th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

16:25 Musselburgh

Maggie Barrett

11st 7lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Brian Ellison

Ex-Irish mare who has form figures of 314 for new stable, the win gained in Sedgefield maiden hurdle (2m4f); ran creditably in 2m1f handicap there last time; could go well again.

10/1

5

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Maggie Barrett

11st 11lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Brian Ellison

Beaten about 8l into fourth of eight when back in a handicap here (2m1f, soft) a fortnight ago, but this step up in trip could suit as she won a four-runner maiden over 2m4f here (soft) in November; not discounted.

6/1

4th

2

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:20 Sedgefield

Maggie Barrett

11st 11lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Brian Ellison

Built upon November's promising stable debut when pipping short-odds favourite in four-runner maiden here (2m4f, soft) a few days later, her eighth start over hurdles; ought to cope with today's drop back in trip and should again be very competitive in this handicap.

7/2

Form: 00

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off at big prices in two maiden hurdles so far and can only be watched at present.

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14th

9

26th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:35 Limerick

Kerrytown Rock

11st 5lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

33/1

15th

14

10th Feb 2022

Yielding

1m 7f 159y

14:55 Thurles

Kerrytown Rock

11st 4lb

J: Michael J Doyle

T: P J Rothwell

Tailed off in a trio of maiden hurdles and may need more time.

150/1

12th

10

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Punchestown

Kerrytown Rock

12st 0lb

J: Michael J Doyle

T: P J Rothwell

Tailed off at big prices in two maiden hurdles so far and can only be watched at present.

100/1

Form:

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off when 200-1 for a C&D maiden hurdle 15 days ago; hard to fancy on that evidence.

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10

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

14:18 Clonmel

Dalys Quest

11st 5lb

J: E O’Connell

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Tailed off in two appearances at Punchestown in January; not much better here a month ago.

33/1

13th

17

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:55 Clonmel

Dalys Quest

11st 5lb

J: E O’Connell

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Tailed off in two appearances at Punchestown last month; can be ruled out.

200/1

13th

17

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Punchestown

Dalys Quest

11st 7lb

J: E O’Connell

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Tailed off when 200-1 for a C&D maiden hurdle 15 days ago; hard to fancy on that evidence.

200/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Sea Moon gelding; half-brother to bumper/2m-2m7f hurdle/chase winner Muldoon's Picnic and 2m3f chase winner Ellway Rose; dam unraced sister to bumper/2m4f-3m2f hurdle/useful chase winner Samuel Wilderspin; might need more of a trip than this but he's one to watch with the future in mind.

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0

14

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Mooney Boy

10st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Has had a few tries over this trip, not doing badly at Kilbeggan last month in first-time blinkers; cheekpieces back on here; others more likely but could acquit himself well.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Epaulette gelding; cost 8,500Euros as a yearling; half-brother to 1m AW winner Lady Kaviar (RPR 61); dam unraced half-sister to 5f winner Newton's Law and 7f winner Faire Croire; poor form in five Flat runs and not an obvious jumps pedigree.

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15th

6

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Punchestown

Crossguns

12st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Epaulette gelding; cost 8,500Euros as a yearling; half-brother to 1m AW winner Lady Kaviar (RPR 61); dam unraced half-sister to 5f winner Newton's Law and 7f winner Faire Croire; poor form in five Flat runs and not an obvious jumps pedigree.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Moohaajim gelding; half-brother to point winner Black Lily; dam placed 1m3f, granddaughter of Nassau Stakes winner Mamaluna from family of Papal Bull; tough ask for a newcomer but worth watching for the future.

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8th

7

13th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

16:20 Downpatrick

Healthisyourwealth

11st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

led, headed after 1st, chased leader 3 out, ridden and weakened from 2 out

66/1

16th

5

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Clonmel

Healthisyourwealth

11st 12lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: P J Rothwell

always towards rear, never dangerous, tailed off

66/1

9

3rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 100y

17:25 Down Royal

Healthisyourwealth

11st 4lb

J: E Walsh

T: P J Rothwell

always towards rear, not fluent 4th, pushed along briefly before 3 out, minor headway when tenderly handled 2 out, never dangerous

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Leading Light gelding; cost 9,000Euros as a foal; half-brother to 3m hurdle winner Christmas Twenty; dam well beaten in two bumpers/point, half-sister to bumper/2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Nolans Pride and 2m hurdle winner Back to The Wind; entitled to need this on debut.

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17th

2

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Punchestown

By Gingo

12st 0lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: James M Barcoe

Leading Light gelding; cost 9,000Euros as a foal; half-brother to 3m hurdle winner Christmas Twenty; dam well beaten in two bumpers/point, half-sister to bumper/2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Nolans Pride and 2m hurdle winner Back to The Wind; entitled to need this on debut.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Arcadio gelding; dam unraced half-sister to 2m5f/3m hurdle winner Sapphire Rouge out of 2m hurdle winning half-sister to useful 1m and 1m4f Flat/2m hurdle winner Marrakech and useful 2m-2m4f hurdle winner Nahrawali; unlikely winning newcomer.

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4

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Punchestown

Coole Joe See

12st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John O Clifford

Arcadio gelding; dam unraced half-sister to 2m5f/3m hurdle winner Sapphire Rouge out of 2m hurdle winning half-sister to useful 1m and 1m4f Flat/2m hurdle winner Marrakech and useful 2m-2m4f hurdle winner Nahrawali; unlikely winning newcomer.

100/1

Form: 50

Last run: 133 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Shown nothing in two bumpers and has a Flat pedigree; blinkers now tried on hurdle bow.

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6th

4

3rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

12:42 Sedgefield

Dromolought Lad

11st 8lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Mark Walford

jumped right on occasions, prominent, led after 1st, not fluent 2nd

20/1

3

20th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 8y

Class 5

16:30 Carlisle

Dromolought Lad

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

held up in rear, rapid headway on inner and led after 4th, pushed along and headed before 3 out, weakened quickly and pulled up before 2 out (jockey said gelding ran too free)

20/1

2

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:00 Hexham

Dromolought Lad

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

took keen hold, held up in midfield, saddle slipped and pulled up before 2nd (jockey said his saddle slipped)

14/1

Form: 6

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Point winner in September and stayed on well for sixth in a maiden hurdle on Rules debut last month; entitled to come on for that and while she may need further, she has each-way claims.

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4th

5

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 0y

15:20 Killarney

Music Of Tara

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Point and hurdle winner won a Tipperary novice (2m4f) last time and shapes as if will stay this longer trip; be competitive under a penalty.

100/30

1st

3

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:10 Tipperary

Music Of Tara

11st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Point winner got off the mark over hurdles when taking a 2m4f Leopardstown handicap on heavy ground in December; brought down next time; rated 122 over timber so should be competitive with her sex allowance on chasing debut.

4/1

19

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Music Of Tara

10st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Finally got her head in front under rules here last time when winning over 2m4f having been well backed; point winner who may relish the step up in trip and not ruled out from 7lb higher.

8/1

Form: P0

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Pulled up in a bumper and completely tailed off on debut over hurdles last month.

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21

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Punchestown

Sixty Four Notes

11st 7lb

J: James Duggan

T: V T O’Brien

Pulled up in a bumper and completely tailed off on debut over hurdles last month.

200/1

20th

20

18th Dec 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:05 Navan

Sixty Four Notes

11st 2lb

J: James Duggan

T: V T O’Brien

Pulled-up when 100-1 on debut in a bumper at Tipperary; can be left out of calculations.

200/1

26

16th Dec 2021

Yielding

1m 7f 180y

12:50 Naas

Sixty Four Notes

11st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: V T O’Brien

First reserve; pulled up in a Tipperary bumper in October; makes no appeal at present.

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Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Kilcruit

TOPSPEED:

Cratloe Hill

SPOTLIGHT:

Bold Approach

POSTDATA:

Kilcruit

The Irish Sun:

Kilcruit