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13:40 Punchestown

Heavy

Hollywoodbets Bet 10 Get 30 P.P. Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase

  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 3m 1f 0y
  • 15 runners
  • Win time: 7m 51s
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Hollywoodbets Bet 10 Get 30 P.P. Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 14-209

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdles winner whose two wins last season were obtained over fences; second in the Risk Of Thunder behind Shady Operator here in November.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

6

29th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Midnight Maestro

10st 8lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: E Bolger

Three-time chase winner, including in a Banks event; however, was beaten a long way at Killarney last time in first-time blinkers and has questions to answer with the headgear retained.

12/1

7th

15

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 2f 0y

16:55 Killarney

Midnight Maestro

10st 0lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: E Bolger

Fair cross country performer who failed to make an impact at Punchestown last month on two attempts over the banks; last seen over conventional fences when pulled up in veterans handicap chase in March; tough ask from 4lb out of the handicap, despite trainer having excellent record in the race.

50/1

6th

4

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Midnight Maestro

12st 3lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: E Bolger

Looked set to become another effective sort for his track-specialist trainer when beating stablemate Shady Operator here early last year; doubts raised by subsequent form; remote tenth here last November, fell at second in race won by Stealthy Tom; reportedly bled at Navan last month; faded into fifth behind Vital Island in the La Touche on Thursday.

12/1

11/10

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 160910 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Has developed into a solid cross-country chaser at Punchestown winning this last season and landing the Risk Of Thunder in November; hard to oppose for top connections.

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10th

7

31st May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:35 Ballinrobe

Shady Operator

11st 1lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: E Bolger

prominent, dropped to midfield when mistake and lost ground 5 out, soon pushed along, weakening when hampered by faller 3 out

15/2

3rd

5

16th May 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

19:30 Killarney

Shady Operator

11st 6lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

9/1

3rd

1

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Shady Operator

12st 7lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: E Bolger

Course winner; tailed off at Cheltenham last time but only narrowly denied over C&D (heavy) the time before; just as effective on quicker ground and a repeat of that effort would put him in the mix; engaged Thursday.

5/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: FP-590

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Grade 2 winner in his pomp; not as good of late but decent effort in the Becher at Aintree on his penultimate start which would bode well for this.

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11

19th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

17:20 Carlisle

Tout Est Permis

11st 12lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Very smart at about 3m in his day but lost his way for Noel Meade; has shown nothing in three runs for this yard and now has lots to prove.

7/1

4th

3

26th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

16:00 Fontwell

Tout Est Permis

11st 12lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

held up in last but in touch with leaders, some headway with one circuit to go, not fluent 14th, shaken up and lost ground when bad mistake 16th, soon got well behind, tailed off

11/10

7

16th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:00 Sandown

Tout Est Permis

12st 0lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Very smart at about 3m in his day but lost his way for Noel Meade, and after changing hands for £48,000 in September he didn't run much of a race on his debut for this yard in a hunter chase at Taunton; reservations on the back of that.

11/2

Form: 8/02-5

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Confirmed his liking for the distinctive banks course at Lingstown when beating useful yardstick Mighty Stowaway and Stand Up And Fight in November; has never won on the racecourse, though has shown good form over this cross-country track.

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3

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 130y

13:20 Punchestown

Vital Island

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: R P O’Keeffe

Seven wins in points, as specialist over the banks at Lingstown; dual winner over this course, in the 3m1f Ladies Cup in 2022 and the 4m2f La Touche last season; second in the Risk Of Thunder here in November; struggled at Cheltenham last time but should not be underestimated

12/1

11th

9

15th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 56y

Class 2

15:00 Cheltenham

Vital Island

10st 2lb

J: Mr T Power Roche

T: R P O’Keeffe

Veteran having his first visit to Cheltenham, but he's a dual winner on the Banks Course at Punchestown and bounced back to form when second in the Risk Of Thunder there last month (soft); every chance of confirming those placings with Enjoy D'Allen, even from 4lb out of the weights; could go well despite his preference for drier ground.

16/1

2nd

2

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

11:40 Punchestown

Vital Island

11st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: R P O’Keeffe

soon led narrowly, briefly disputed lead 14th, ridden when headed before last, kept on but no match for winner

3/1

Form: 6P-5U5

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Decent banks performer nowadays and was fifth to Shady Operator in the Risk Of Thunder; place claims.

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10th

7

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Blast Of Koeman

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Peter Maher

Some promising efforts in cross country races last season; tailed off sole start this term in a cross country; poor record fresh (off 130 days) and others preferred.

40/1

8th

4

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

11:40 Punchestown

Blast Of Koeman

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Peter Maher

Is just 2-52 in all disciplines but has run well over this banks course a number of times, including on last start when 2nd over C&D in April, just in front of Three By Two; capable of a decent showing.

7/1

2nd

12

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Blast Of Koeman

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Peter Maher

Third in last year's La Touche, and ran to a similar level when fourth on Thursday; has run well on other occasions too, notably when second to Shady Operator early last year; had struggled on two visits this season prior to Thursday's revival.

20/1

Form: 023-P4 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Smart hunter chaser at his best; showed an aptitude for this discipline when third in the La Touche last season; held in points thus far this term.

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1st

3

6th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:55 Listowel

Stand Up And Fight

12st 0lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: E Bolger

held up in rear, not fluent 10th, left in third 13th, went second and made challenge 2 out, ridden and 3 lengths down when mistake last, kept on, no match for winner

5/4

1st

1

16th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

20:00 Killarney

Stand Up And Fight

11st 11lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: E Bolger

5/2

8th

10

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Stand Up And Fight

11st 12lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: E Bolger

Sixth over C&D (heavy) in February but then turned over in a point and he was a below form distant sixth in the Aintree Foxhunters' earlier this month; hard to predict but could be involved if he's on a going day.

16/1

Form: 3945P0

Last run: 99 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner rated 129 over fences; over two years without a win and hard to fancy on debut in this sphere.

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5

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:27 Gowran Park

Best Behavior

10st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Oliver McKiernan

in touch with leaders early, not fluent 2nd, towards rear when pushed along and reminders after 6th, struggling when weakened after 7th, got well behind when jumped slightly right 4 out, soon pulled up

33/1

6

23rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

16:35 Listowel

Best Behavior

11st 2lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Oliver McKiernan

in rear, mistake and unseated rider 2nd

66/1

7

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Best Behavior

11st 12lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Oliver McKiernan

On a bit of a losing run but wasn't disgraced on his first run over these fences here in February; needs to build on that now.

16/1

Form: PS2-78 C

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 4lb

15 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner on the Punchestown cross-country course and rarely runs a bad race here; dangerous to underestimate despite his age.

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13

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Ballyboker Bridge

11st 12lb

J: Mr T Power Roche

T: Peter Maher

Runner-up in this last year and three-time winner over this course; hasn't been firing this term though and is getting long in the tooth.

33/1

1st

9

28th Apr 2022

Good

4m 2f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Ballyboker Bridge

11st 7lb

J: Mr T Power Roche

T: Peter Maher

Splendid old campaigner over this course; three-time winner here, including this race in 2019, beating Vital Island by 25l; slipped up after the 13th in this race last year before bouncing back with second to Call It Magic later in the week; years catching up with him how judged on three runs this term.

25/1

8th

10

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

13:40 Punchestown

Ballyboker Bridge

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Peter Maher

Three-time winner on the Punchestown cross-country course and rarely runs a bad race here; dangerous to underestimate despite his age.

8/1

Form: 5P1-80 CD

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 11lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Surprised a few at the festival last season when bagging a cross-country race just a few days after he took the wrong course; well-beaten here and at Cheltenham this season but he can't be discounted back at this track.

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8

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Call It Magic

11st 12lb

J: Mr T P Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Won this last year but has struggled in three runs since and in behind a few of these here in February; return to quicker ground might help.

20/1

4

28th Apr 2022

Good

4m 2f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Call It Magic

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Took the wrong course in this race last year, but wasted no time in making amends with victory over a shorter version later in the week, beating gallant veteran Ballyboker Bridge; has a huge amount to find with Shady Operator on the basis of two clashes this season

16/1

9th

5

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

13:40 Punchestown

Call It Magic

11st 11lb

J: Mr J J Codd

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Surprised a few at the festival last season when bagging a cross-country race just a few days after he took the wrong course; well-beaten here and at Cheltenham this season but he can't be discounted back at this track.

16/1

Form: 513-P0 C

Last run: 198 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Decent juvenile at one point for Gordon Elliott; landed a handicap chase at Leopardstown last term; cross-country/stable debut.

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6

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

15:20 Uttoxeter

Mitchouka

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Fiona Kehoe

Smart hurdler/chaser in Ireland and he ran okay in last season's cross-country race at the Cheltenham Festival; it's been a poor 12 months otherwise and pulling up in a recent hunter chase makes him very opposable back over hurdles.

50/1

2

9th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Mitchouka

12st 6lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: M Kehoe

Smart hurdler/chaser in Ireland, but although he didn't run badly in the cross-country race at the Cheltenham Festival last March, 2022 was a bit of a washout and he fell heavily on final appearance; bit to prove.

6/1

66/1

Form: 002P-0

Last run: 212 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second in a maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse last spring but no cross-country form.

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0

3

8th Aug 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 165y

20:00 Roscommon

Tech Talk

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J T R Dreaper

Winning pointer who ran respectably in a Limerick handicap chase in May; that was over 2m3f and this longer trip should be just the ticket.

15/2

5

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 110y

16:40 Downpatrick

Tech Talk

11st 4lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: J T R Dreaper

Point' winner last month ran respectably in a Limerick handicap chase next time; that was over 2m3f and the step-up to this trip could help; of interest.

5/1

4th

4

25th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 160y

19:00 Limerick

Tech Talk

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J T R Dreaper

held up in rear, headway when mistake 4 out, keeping on when pushed along and switched right before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and kept on, not reach leaders

6/1

100/1

Form: 32547/

Last run: 911 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bits and pieces of form between the flags but this requires more.

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12th

12

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

13:40 Punchestown

Kilmoganny

11st 4lb

J: Mr H D Dunne

T: L Byrne

Bits and pieces of form between the flags but this requires more.

100/1

Form: -P89U8 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Good Grade 2 performer at his best; down the field in the Amateur National last month and pulled up in the cross-country at Cheltenham before that; place claims.

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7th

4

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

18:00 Wexford

Alpha Des Obeaux

10st 1lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gordon Elliott

6th

1

16th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 37y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Alpha Des Obeaux

11st 4lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Gordon Elliott

Classy in his prime and he was a fair fourth in this race last year, but this 12yo is without a win since November 2018 and has struggled to get competitive this season; cheekpieces replace blinkers.

50/1

13th

9

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

13:40 Punchestown

Alpha Des Obeaux

11st 4lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Gordon Elliott

Good Grade 2 performer at his best; down the field in the Amateur National last month and pulled up in the cross-country at Cheltenham before that; place claims.

10/1

Form: B166U7

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Winner over hurdles and fences; 9lb higher for when winning a Killarney handicap chase off 87 last autumn; sure to be well schooled.

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13th

11

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Stealthy Tom

11st 10lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: E Bolger

Won Listed handicap chase off 129 last summer; all best form is over further and this is possibly a pipe opener for another summer campaign.

13/2

14th

13

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Listowel

Stealthy Tom

10st 11lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E Bolger

Has been in terrific form since finishing second in the 4m2f La Touche Cup at the Punchestown festival; three wins from his last four starts, including the 3m Connacht National at Roscommon in June; failed to uphold form with Foxy Jacks at Kilbeggan but regained winning thread with a stylish display over 2m5f at Killarney.

9/1

1st

3

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 180y

17:25 Killarney

Stealthy Tom

10st 2lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E Bolger

led early, raced in second from 2nd, led on inner after 2 out, clear approaching last, went further clear run-in, easily

5/1

Form: 746605

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Won a good ground Leopardstown handicap chase in March but handles most ground conditions; consistent enough without threatening this season and that might be the most likely scenario again.

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3

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

15:50 Wetherby

Super Citizen

12st 6lb

J: Mr Nick Orpwood

T: Mrs Lucinda Hughes

Made winning stable debut in hunter chase at Kelso (2m7f, soft) in January; he could have more to offer for this yard but is in a much tougher race this afternoon and may well prove vulnerable.

14/1

1st

3

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

15:50 Kelso

Super Citizen

11st 12lb

J: Mr Nick Orpwood

T: Mrs Lucinda Hughes

Modest 2-31 strike-rate under rules but didn't run badly last spring on final two starts for Eugene O'Sullivan and he'll be tough to beat if reproducing that sort of form on stable debut; bought for £21,000 last May.

4/7

5th

9

16th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 126y

16:35 Tramore

Super Citizen

10st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

in touch with leaders

9/1

Form: 2-54P0

Last run: 91 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Down the field when 100-1 in the Risk Of Thunder back in November; however, second in the La Touche in April.

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7th

8

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 110y

20:00 Downpatrick

Michaels Pick

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield and reminders after 4th, pushed along after 9th, jumped left 4 out

7/1

3rd

4

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

4m 2f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Michaels Pick

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

80-1 second in this race in 2021; generally modest form since a hunter chase win last season; held by Vital Island on recent form; beaten 32l into fifth in Ladies' Cup here on Tuesday.

50/1

5th

1

25th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 0y

19:10 Punchestown

Michaels Pick

11st 12lb

J: Mr M J Love

T: Ciaran Murphy

midfield

16/1

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Straight Forecast €170.20
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Shady Operator

RP Ratings (IRE):

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POSTDATA:

Shady Operator

The Irish Sun:

Shady Operator

TOPSPEED:

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