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13:35 Punchestown

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  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 4m 20s
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Join Racing TV Now Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.90
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 42

Last run: 90 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed ability on the Flat without winning, best efforts when second off 59 in 1m4f handicaps at Tramore and Galway; made a promising start to hurdles career when close-up in fourth a Roscommon maiden last September; improved from that when went very close against a Gordon Elliott-trained favourite at Thurles three months ago; should be thereabouts.

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4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 08-16

Last run: 286 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Winner of one of his four APQS starts in France, a narrow success over 1m4f on good ground last May; three other runs were poor; hard to know what to make of him and was a relatively cheap (25,000Euros) Arqana purchase last summer.

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17

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Haxo

10st 9lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

Course maiden winner over 2m4f has twice been well below that level and has questions to answer stepping up in trip; tongue-tie on now.

33/1

12th

11

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 155y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Haxo

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

soon midfield, lost position when pushed along after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

12/1

19

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Haxo

10st 13lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

Out of his depth in last year's Ballymore at this meeting on second start for Willie Mullins; opened his hurdles account at Punchestown (2m4f, soft) in January, adding to his French bumper win; still has low mileage and may have more to offer for powerful stable; hard to dismiss.

14/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 6

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Third reserve; dam Adarma was a seven-time winner in these colours for the trainer's father; half-sister to two winners; beaten in excess of 100l in sixth on debut at Fairyhouse last month.

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1st

2

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Fairyhouse

Miss Pronunciation

11st 11lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Has left all previous form behind with two handicap hurdle wins this season and the form of her recent Punchestown win looks rock solid; more required but can continue on her upward curve.

4/1

1st

5

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 107y

14:40 Punchestown

Miss Pronunciation

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

prominent in chasing group

11/4

1st

6

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Limerick

Miss Pronunciation

11st 6lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Some maiden promise but didn't count on handicap debut at Gowran back in January; unexposed and open to improvement though market likely best guide on return.

8/1

Form:

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not disgraced in mid-division first time out at Navan; likely to need more experience.

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7th

1

19th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:35 Kilbeggan

Be Fierce

11st 12lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: T M Walsh

Career best when fourth of 14 over C&D on his penultimate start; didn't build on that over further at Tramore last time; has a bit to find.

8/1

4th

2

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

19:30 Tramore

Be Fierce

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: T M Walsh

Has found some form again in recent starts and his fourth of 14 at Kilbeggan (2m, yielding) was promising; has a bit to find but should appreciate going back up in trip; wears first-time tongue-tie.

4/1

4th

2

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Be Fierce

11st 12lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: T M Walsh

Struggled in his first two runs this term but one of his better efforts when fifth at Thurles in March; bit to find back down in trip.

10/1

Form: 6000

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in a bumper and in his first three runs over hurdles; can be left out of calculations.

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9th

4

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 160y

17:10 Tramore

Garcon Doux

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Sole win (Cork) came in testing conditions and good second at this meeting last year over 2m4f; may need this comeback run although yard among the winners of late.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Completely tailed off from five out in a maiden point at Dromahane in December; no appeal.

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1st

2

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 55y

15:30 Downpatrick

Bal Kauto

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, headway and prominent 3rd, went third after 4 out, led going best approaching last, went clear run-in, readily

8/13

1st

3

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 6f 169y

20:30 Clonmel

Bal Kauto

11st 10lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

prominent in chasing group, smooth headway home turn, challenging going best when left in lead 2 out, tenderly handled and reduced lead towards finish

12/1

1st

13

26th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:45 Limerick

Bal Kauto

11st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

Short-priced favourite when mid-division in a Tramore handicap hurdle last month; hood and tongue-tie tried here and no shock should he perform better but others preferred.

12/1

Form: 07

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Flat winner for Richard Fahey (1-18, placed seven times); jumped badly on introduction to hurdling at Limerick; may show the benefit of last month's Down Royal run when his jumping was better and he stayed on without getting a particularly hard race.

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1st

5

(3)

18th Oct 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:30 Navan

Viceregent

10st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: C Byrnes

midfield

11/2

2nd

14

(14)

21st Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 55y

17:45 Listowel

Viceregent

9st 8lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: C Byrnes

soon towards rear, headway on near side of group from over 3f out, ridden and challenging over 1f out, no extra final 110yds, no match for winner

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam placed over hurdles is a half-sister to John Kiely-trained bumper/hurdle winner Frawley; tongue-tie on for debut.

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7

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

13:35 Killarney

Botanic Ridge

11st 4lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Arthur Goulding

Just a hint of ability in three maiden hurdles; returning from a long lay-off and handicaps will suit better.

100/1

12th

6

16th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Killarney

Botanic Ridge

11st 4lb

J: Ian Power

T: P C O’Connor

2

10th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 70y

14:47 Tramore

Botanic Ridge

11st 4lb

J: Jack Foley

T: P C O’Connor

OUR TIP

Form: 04

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Pulled-up in a maiden point at Dromahane; struggled over C&D on hurdling debut; vast improvement at Naas last month when staying on for fourth in a 23-runner contest; would have got a bit closer but for untidy jumps at the last two flights.

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8th

6

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:42 Southwell

Allbetsoff

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Last year's three wins were on good or good to soft at about 2m; seemed to see out the 2m4f fine here two weeks ago when just behind Pozo Emery; that was after quite a break so he might be sharper this time.

7/1

4th

11

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Allbetsoff

11st 2lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Won three 2m hurdle races last year (one here) but the latest was in plating company and he was below form on latest outing in November; not sure to be suited by this move back up in trip; others preferred.

16/1

Form: 060

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Has struggled in two maiden outings; in between, completely out of her depth in a Grade 2 race.

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11th

11

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

18:15 Wexford

Rose Of Borris

11st 2lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Tailed off in five starts so far and no improvement on handicap debut last month.

25/1

14th

24

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Rose Of Borris

11st 9lb

J: Cian Dunne

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Poor form in five starts over jumps so far.

Form: C

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Making no impression when carried out at fourth-last at Naas on debut; no appeal.

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9th

10

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:50 Cork

Topothelane

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: J P O’Keeffe

Moderate hurdles form 2022/23 season; won Boulta open point-to-point in December but well held twice since; hard to fancy.

66/1

13th

17

29th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:17 Naas

Topothelane

11st 12lb

J: Ian Power

T: J P O’Keeffe

Tailed off when set a huge task in a conditions race on his seasonal debut at Clonmel; not a likely contender.

100/1

5th

7

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

13:50 Clonmel

Topothelane

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: J P O’Keeffe

Was in the process of running a fair race when falling in a 2m2f maiden hurdle here in March when last seen; looks out of his depth here though.

100/1

Form:

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

66-1 when always at the back on her belated debut in a Limerick bumper in December.

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12th

13

12th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:50 Tramore

Rathnageeragh

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: Liam Treacy

always towards rear, not fluent 2nd, mistake 6th, never dangerous

50/1

12th

15

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Punchestown

Rathnageeragh

10st 11lb

J: Billy Gleeson

T: Liam Treacy

66-1 when always at the back on her belated debut in a Limerick bumper in December.

100/1

Form: 450

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Some merit in her two bumper runs, though failed to run to market expectations at this venue on second attempt; never showed when 150-1 chance on her hurdling debut at Naas.

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No Results Found

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dam is a sister to a bumper winner and half-sister to the useful Dancing Oscar; blinkered for debut.

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6

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 112y

14:30 Clonmel

Kaytana

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Of little account on all known form over hurdles and fences; easy to put a line through here.

50/1

9

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 106y

15:25 Clonmel

Kaytana

10st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

prominent, pushed along and lost position before 3 out, soon ridden and weakened

33/1

Form: 0-25

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Reported coughing after failing to do himself justice when favourite for last season's Goffs Land Rover bumper; started the new campaign with a Naas second; did not go forward from that at Navan last month, but this half-brother to the talented Ferny Hollow still appeals as one of the stronger contenders here.

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7

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

19:50 Hexham

Nonbinding

10st 8lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

Dual hurdle winner for Gordon Elliott in 2022 but pulled up in both points for new stable this year and also struggled (albeit on heavy ground) when 150-1 for recent Newcastle hurdle won by Horn Cape; blinkers added.

66/1

3

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

13:30 Newcastle

Nonbinding

11st 5lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Victor Thompson

held up in rear, lost ground quickly and struggling from 4th

66/1

10th

15

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 20y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Nonbinding

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gordon Elliott

First reserve; won a Navan maiden hurdle last autumn before taking an Ayr novice event, both over 2m; seems capable of running well on chasing debut if getting in.

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Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First reserve; huge price when finishing towards the back on his debut at Thurles recently.

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11th

7

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:30 Kilbeggan

Cocovango

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: L Young

100/1

16th

3

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:53 Clonmel

Cocovango

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: L Young

Well beaten in a pair of maiden hurdles and makes no appeal here.

150/1

16th

17

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Punchestown

Cocovango

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: L Young

First reserve; huge price when finishing towards the back on his debut at Thurles recently.

Form: 1 D

Last run: 1 day

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Rallied well to force a dead-heat in a maiden point at Knockmullen House three months ago; has joined a top team.

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11th

5

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Irish Blaze

11st 2lb

J: E Walsh

T: Cian Collins

Won twice for Gordon Elliott and had done well on his three Irish starts for Cian Collins, notably when beating subsequent Fairyhouse handicap winner Captains Nephew in a Down Royal novice event in January; struggled in the Red Rum at Aintree; stamina could be an issue, best form has been at around 2m.

12/1

12th

10

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Irish Blaze

10st 7lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

Front-runner; ridden last five starts by claimer Carl Millar; has raised his game this winter but is relatively exposed over fences and, although a heavy-ground hurdle winner in 2022, he's missed three races on soft and heavy going since August; it remains to be seen how he copes with today's surface.

14/1

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Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Looks interesting on the strength of a debut win in a maiden point at Tipperary last April, though his task was significantly eased when the leader fell at the last; on the plus side, the two placed horses Kingofthewest and Milan Bridge have won over hurdles in Britain.

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5

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Reserve Judgement

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Said to like good ground on which he won at Down Royal in the summer; Sligo fourth on soft was respectable and was in front when falling three out at Down Royal; poor run across the water last time; change of headgear.

9/1

6th

5

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:30 Musselburgh

Reserve Judgement

11st 7lb

J: Mr Alex Harvey

T: John C McConnell

in touch with leaders on outer, lost position and towards rear after 8th, pushed along briefly 10th

3/1

Form:

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Second reserve; tailed off on her introduction in a 2m mares' maiden at Fairyhouse.

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6th

11

1st Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 199y

15:35 Thurles

Ucandoit

11st 3lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Philip M Byrne

Now 0-9 but knocking on the door over C&D of late; each-way claims again.

8/1

2nd

12

3rd Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 188y

14:50 Thurles

Ucandoit

11st 2lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Philip M Byrne

Eight-race maiden; one of her better efforts when third of 15 here a fortnight ago; needs to step up for win purposes.

7/1

3rd

12

20th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 149y

15:45 Thurles

Ucandoit

11st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: Philip M Byrne

prominent, jumped right 1st, ridden before 2 out, held run-in, kept on

9/2

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Straight Forecast €81.70
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Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Walnut Beach

SPOTLIGHT:

Nonbinding

POSTDATA:

Irish Blaze

The Irish Sun:

Walnut Beach