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15:40 Punchestown

Heavy

Hollywoodbets Now Streaming UK & Irish Racing Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6197.48
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 18 runners
  • Win time: 5m 33s
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Hollywoodbets Now Streaming UK & Irish Racing Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 25 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £27.70
  • Place: £6.80

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won his point at the third attempt before topping an online sale at GBP50,000; obvious interest.

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8th

1

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Grandero Bello

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Winning hurdler-chaser, landed a Gowran beginners chase last year and a good second in a Limerick Grade 3; not seen since fourth in a Grade A contest at the Punchestown festival; has run well fresh before; the class act of the race and respected if fit enough.

6/1

4th

5

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Grandero Bello

11st 3lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Point/maiden hurdle winner; promising third on chase debut at Galway; bounced back from an unlucky unseat when beaten a neck by Bronn in what was effectively a match at Fairyhouse, made all for an emphatic win from Macs Charm at Gowran; closely matched with Life In The Park on Grade 3 running at Limerick; tongue-tie on now.

5/1

2nd

4

26th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 120y

14:25 Limerick

Grandero Bello

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

disputed lead, raced in second from 6th, led 5 out, not fluent 3 out, pushed along when faced challenge last, soon headed, no match for winner

2/1

12/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 2FP620

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner, consistent in maiden hurdles before a series of reverses (beaten favourite three times in a row); beaten 19l when second to an odds-on chance in a recent Cork maiden; well-beaten on handicap debut recently; hood tried.

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3

29th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 130y

15:05 Punchestown

Lucky Tenner

11st 12lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: Peter Fahey

Was running some good races in defeat before refusing at the festival here 32 days ago; hasn't won since landing a Limerick bumper over Christmas 2020 but in good spirits lately and can go well if able to go off on this occasion.

14/1

19

27th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 180y

15:40 Punchestown

Lucky Tenner

11st 3lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Peter Fahey

5th

2

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 50y

16:00 Wexford

Lucky Tenner

11st 12lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

66/1

  • Place: £13.10

Form: 60

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Unplaced in two 2m4f maiden hurdles at Navan; could be of interest when handicapped.

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4th

5

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Bodhisattva

11st 3lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Won over 3m at Perth last May for Gordon Elliott and fair efforts for this yard later in the summer; has form on all types of ground and better for a spin on the Flat six weeks ago; could have more to offer.

14/1

5th

3

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Bodhisattva

12st 3lb

J: Killian Dunne

T: John C McConnell

.

14/1

Form: 3

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Stayed on to good effect when third (narrowly behind Mr Saxobeat) on debut here and can improve.

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8th

7

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

Jack In The Box

11st 3lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Bernard Llewellyn

held up in rear

50/1

0

6

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 3

14:45 Chepstow

Jack In The Box

11st 6lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 1st, lost position before 5 out, dropped to last and weakened quickly after 4 out, soon pulled up

33/1

Form: 3-2

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Encouraging introduction when third of 12 in a Navan bumper last term, beaten just 2l; remote second on hurdles debut (3m) at Cork but positives to be taken from that.

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5th

6

13th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:45 Naas

Corbeau

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: J C Hurley

Encouraging introduction when third of 12 in a Navan bumper last term, beaten just 2l; remote second on hurdles debut (3m) at Cork and wasn't beaten far when fifth at Punchestown over 2m4f last month; claims.

10/1

5th

3

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Corbeau

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: J C Hurley

Encouraging introduction when third of 12 in a Navan bumper last term, beaten just 2l; remote second on hurdles debut (3m) at Cork but positives to be taken from that.

6/1

2nd

4

8th Jan 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:38 Cork

Corbeau

12st 0lb

Encouraging introduction when third of 12 in a Navan bumper last term, beaten just 2l; form of the race has been boosted since and he may take a step forward from that if fit for his reappearance here; interesting prospect.

9/1

Form: 3/22- BF

Last run: 333 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to smart Pont Alexandre shaped nicely on sole French run and again on Irish debut after long absence in 20-runner Naas maiden; not seen since second at Down Royal almost a year ago but sets a decent standard on return.

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9th

12

13th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:45 Naas

Pont Du Gard

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Half-brother to the formerly smart Pont Alexandre; has clearly had his problems but more than good enough to win a maiden of this standard; tongue-tie tried.

11/10

6th

13

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Pont Du Gard

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Half-brother to smart Pont Alexandre shaped nicely on sole French run and again on Irish debut after long absence in 20-runner Naas maiden; not seen since second at Down Royal almost a year ago but sets a decent standard on return.

5/2

Form: 447

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed ability in two bumpers but well-beaten behind a smart sort at Naas last month.

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7th

12

19th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:25 Tipperary

Susans Sensation

11st 4lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Matthew J Smith

20/1

7th

12

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 142y

19:40 Ballinrobe

Susans Sensation

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Matthew J Smith

20/1

7th

14

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Susans Sensation

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Matthew J Smith

Showed ability in two bumpers but well-beaten behind a smart sort at Naas last month.

66/1

Form: 431

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Built on promising efforts to run out a good winner of a heavy ground bumper at Limerick; shortlisted on hurdles bow.

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4

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:55 Clonmel

Youralwaysdreamin

12st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Patrick T Foley

Limerick bumper winner; appreciated the drop to claiming class when beating Bal De Rio on soft ground at Limerick over 2m5f; should be a big player here despite the drop in trip.

11/8

1st

4

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Youralwaysdreamin

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Patrick T Foley

led, soon clear with one other, not fluent 8th, soon joined, headed but prominent 4 out, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, rallied and led again approaching last, kept on well

7/1

10th

4

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

12:55 Limerick

Youralwaysdreamin

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Patrick T Foley

led

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Second reserve; Westerner filly best watched on debut.

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8th

7

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

14:35 Limerick

Saddle Her Up

10st 9lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

in rear throughout

16/1

6th

7

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

15:05 Punchestown

Saddle Her Up

11st 2lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

Improved performance to win a 2m2f mares maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse last month; much more needed here.

50/1

1st

10

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 40y

12:47 Fairyhouse

Saddle Her Up

11st 7lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

soon raced in second

15/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Tongue-tied for debut; unlikely.

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14th

5

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 122y

19:08 Ballinrobe

Cassarina Gold

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Matthew J Smith

Cork bumper winner; beaten between 13l and 17l in her three handicaps and needs to find something from somewhere; perhaps cheekpieces will help.

16/1

9th

11

8th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:30 Bellewstown

Cassarina Gold

11st 7lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Cork bumper winner; beaten under 20l in her two handicaps (3m/2m4f) and needs to find something from somewhere.

25/1

6th

6

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:08 Sligo

Cassarina Gold

11st 9lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

prominent

25/1

Form: 9

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well-beaten on debut; hard to fancy.

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5th

6

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 65y

13:05 Fairyhouse

Steppenwolf

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Winning hurdler; has failed to complete three of his seven starts over fences; made a bad mistake at the eighth when third in a Ludlow handicap; beaten almost 20l in fifth at Leopardstown last time.

14/1

5th

9

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Steppenwolf

11st 4lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

Winning hurdler; has failed to complete three of his six starts over fences; made a bad mistake at the eighth when third in an ordinary Ludlow handicap last time; trainer appears to have a stronger candidate in Broken Ice.

16/1

3rd

3

6th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

15:07 Ludlow

Steppenwolf

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Completing has been a challenge in his brief chasing career to date (0-5) but he's a winning hurdler and this is his first handicap in this discipline; as his Irish stable's only runner on the card he's by no means dismissed.

5/2

Form: 790

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Offered nothing to suggest he can win a maiden hurdle.

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12th

2

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Clancys Spirit

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Gearoid Patrick Brouder

Offered nothing to suggest he can win a maiden hurdle.

200/1

1

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:10 Limerick

Clancys Spirit

11st 4lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Gearoid Patrick Brouder

Nothing in his three runs to suggest that he can make an impact in a race like this.

100/1

14th

6

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:24 Fairyhouse

Clancys Spirit

11st 6lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Gearoid Patrick Brouder

Only beat one home in a bumper on debut and tailed off when 80-1 for a maiden hurdle last month; plenty to prove.

100/1

Form: P8P

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Impossible to back unless market speaks.

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6th

7

14th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 55y

14:00 Sligo

Miss Polly Shelby

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Ronan M P McNally

in rear throughout, jumped slightly right 1st, slow jump and reminders 4th, pushed along briefly after 4 out, nudged along and no impression after 3 out

12/1

17

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

14:25 Downpatrick

Miss Polly Shelby

11st 6lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Ronan M P McNally

Second reserve; mostly modest form although not disgraced latest two runs in a Flat maiden at Roscommon and handicap hurdle at Down Royal; off three months; to state the obvious, watch the market.

14

(10)

25th Aug 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

16:45 Navan

Miss Polly Shelby

8st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ronan M P McNally

14-race maiden and shown nothing on the Flat or over jumps so far; any market support on handicap debut might be worth noting.

16/1

200/1

Form:

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well held on debut at Limerick over Christmas and best watched.

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17th

7

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Punchestown

Gelisko

11st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

Well-beaten all maidens over shorter; blinkers; not sure what to expect; yard going well since start of last season.

25/1

18

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

18:00 Kilbeggan

Gelisko

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

13th

4

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Wexford

Gelisko

11st 12lb

J: Adam Williams

T: Paul Nolan

Tailed off in a trio of maiden hurdles so far at huge odds; back down in trip and best watched at present.

100/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First reserve; down the field on debut at Naas.

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12th

12

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:22 Fairyhouse

Invivo

11st 3lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

A little better in second handicap outing when mid-field here over 2m; may improve from that first start for five months and steps up in trip.

14/1

11th

10

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Invivo

11st 4lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear of midfield, pushed along briefly 4th, towards rear 5 out, ridden and minor headway after 3 out, no impression from 2 out

20/1

14

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 1f 26y

17:25 Ballinrobe

Invivo

10st 10lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Form: 50

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Completely tailed off when set an unenviable task on debut in a Listed bumper at Navan and no joy since.

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4

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:45 Clonmel

Craggaunowen

11st 10lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: John F O’Neill

Beaten at least 100L in all four starts and makes no appeal; tried in a hood here.

100/1

7th

1

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:20 Leopardstown

Craggaunowen

11st 12lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: John F O’Neill

Tailed off in trio of starts to date and impossible to make a strong case for him on chasing debut.

200/1

16th

4

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Craggaunowen

11st 12lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: John F O’Neill

Completely tailed off when set an unenviable task on debut in a Listed bumper at Navan and no joy since.

200/1

Form: 63

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won his point here for Ronald O'Leary; beaten a similar distance in two maiden hurdle runs, the latest over 3m here when tongue-tied; claims.

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5

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Dublin Calling

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won his point here for Ronald O'Leary; beaten a similar distance in two maiden hurdle runs, the latest over 3m here when tongue-tied; claims.

7/1

3rd

5

17th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 40y

15:00 Punchestown

Dublin Calling

12st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Winning pointer at Punchestown; 2-1, cut out at Fairyhouse behind Cru Bourgeois for top yard, form of which is a big concern; tongue-tie may help.

6/1

6th

6

11th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 110y

14:12 Fairyhouse

Dublin Calling

11st 6lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won a point-to-point on yielding ground in May and starts off here for powerful stable.

5/1

Form: 351/3F

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

French APQS winner in late 2019; was entitled to need the race at Tramore a month ago having been off the track over two years; did not jump well from the front before falling two out last time; more needed.

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1

4th Nov 2022

Good

2m 5f 137y

Class 3

12:40 Exeter

Geni De La Cour

11st 6lb

J: Mr Gearoid Harney

T: Syd Hosie

Added to his French bumper win when landing a Clonmel maiden hurdle (2m2f, heavy; RPR 126) for Emmet Mullins in March; looks interesting on that form but he's had two different trainers since and was pulled up when switched to fences at Newton Abbot on his return in September; tongue-tie is now added back in this sphere and he has some questions to answer.

16/1

2

16th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

14:45 Newton Abbot

Geni De La Cour

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Syd Hosie

novicey jumping, prominent, raced awkwardly early, hit 3rd, became detached 6th, soon pulled up

13/2

2

4th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

15:00 Newton Abbot

Geni De La Cour

11st 8lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

French bumper winner who also won a Clonmel maiden hurdle in March (2m2f, heavy) for Emmet Mullins, after which he changed hands for £8,000; debatable what he achieved here 18 days ago (on good ground) behind the very smart Knappers Hill but he ran okay.

3/1

Form: 00

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Handicapper in the making.

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13th

7

19th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 92y

20:00 Ballinrobe

Kilcarthy Boy

12st 0lb

J: Mr J Kelly Smith

T: Kevin Michael Smith

midfield, ridden halfway, dropped to rear over 5f out, pulled up 2f out

100/1

10

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Kilcarthy Boy

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Kevin Michael Smith

Handicapper in the making.

200/1

28

12th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 131y

14:15 Naas

Kilcarthy Boy

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: Kevin Michael Smith

Tailed off in a Thurles bumper last October; same story in a 2m4f maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse; third reserve.

Form: 172

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won his sole bumper at Galway last summer; remote second here latest when narrowly holding Jack In The Box; not sure to confirm the form.

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5th

5

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 3

13:45 Cheltenham

Mr Saxobeat

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Thomas Gibney

He was running well in third (just behind runner-up Railway Hurricane) when slipping and almost falling at the final fence over C&D last month (good; pulled up); also effective on soft ground; might not be far away.

10/1

0

6

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 3

15:20 Cheltenham

Mr Saxobeat

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Won four-runner beginners' chase at Clonmel (2m4f, good) on chasing debut in June and has remained in good form since, perhaps most notably when second in Listed handicap at Killarney (2m5f, yielding to soft) in August; should give another good account here but others appeal more.

14/1

3rd

3

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 47y

17:05 Sligo

Mr Saxobeat

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Couldn't win a hurdle but fair start over fences this summer; after winning at Clonmel, had Sphagnum well behind when second in Tipperary novice and likewise The Little Yank was well in arrears when he was second in 2m5f Killarney handicap; handled yielding/soft last time, trainer says he ideally wants it good.

2/1

Form: 3-224

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Capable of winning races but needs to relax a little bit better; decent fourth at Navan last month and that's fair form in the context of this race.

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0

2

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 6f 148y

15:35 Punchestown

The Flier Begley

11st 12lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

Kept on to win a beginners' chase over just short of 2m4f at Down Royal last May; ordinary form since, best effort when third off his lower hurdles mark at Navan in November; pulled up at the same venue in a Listed handicap chase; second in a three-runner contest at Ayr last time.

4/1

2nd

1

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

13:35 Ayr

The Flier Begley

12st 0lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

held up in last, went second 3 out, kept on but no chance with winner from 2 out

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Libertarian newcomer picked up for EUR 10,500 at the August Sale; best watched.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

2

19th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 100y

18:05 Downpatrick

Echo Gate

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Pulled-up on return at Cork and cheekpieces need to restore him to best form, notably a fourth at Fairyhouse last November.

12/1

6

6th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 180y

16:50 Cork

Echo Gate

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear of midfield

12/1

15

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 180y

17:40 Downpatrick

Echo Gate

11st 1lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Reserve; latest fourth in a Fairyhouse handicap (2m4f, soft) was a lot more promising and would have each-way claims if getting in.

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fairly low down the stable's pecking order on jockey bookings.

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0

19

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Millies Dream

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Fourth at Sligo in July was mildly promising; two much lesser efforts since then; overall form is weak, but is in good hands; first reserve.

13th

8

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 14y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Millies Dream

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

On a competitive mark judged on his fourth at Sligo (2m4f, good) and the cheekpieces sported when tailed off at Downpatrick are swiftly removed; could go well.

7/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Shantou newcomer; half-brother to two winners; same connections as Flooring Porter.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

6

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:05 Listowel

Pure Sirloin

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won over this trip at Navan last winter and decent third off this mark over 3m at Leopardstown; may have needed the run at Galway last month.

16/1

13th

16

6th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

14:20 Galway

Pure Sirloin

10st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Good winner of 2m4f Navan handicap last winter on soft before a credible third at Leopardstown (3m); absent since March but won on comeback early in the year so definitely one to consider.

10/1

Form:

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; showed little on the Flat; unlikley.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

15

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

12:50 Clonmel

Pennys Song

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Adrian Murray

midfield, not fluent 4th

66/1

21

14th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 110y

13:02 Fairyhouse

Pennys Song

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Adrian Murray

Reserve; nothing to recommend in three runs for Pat Murphy last winter; no apparent chance.

16

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Gowran Park

Pennys Song

11st 0lb

J: Jack Foley

T: P J F Murphy

Shown nothing in two starts at massive odds.

200/1

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Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Pont Du Gard

SPOTLIGHT:

The Flier Begley

TOPSPEED:

Pont Du Gard

The Irish Sun:

Pont Du Gard

POSTDATA:

The Flier Begley