February 23 / 13.35 Punchestown

13.35 Punchestown

Soft To Heavy

Join Racing TV Now Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 19 runners
  • Win time: 4m 20s
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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

OR:

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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16th

7

(20)

9th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 0y

20:15 Leopardstown

Walnut Beach

9st 12lb

J: Robyn Donaghue-Leahy

T: Patrick J Flynn

towards rear of midfield, headway halfway, soon in touch with leaders, pushed along under 3f out, weakening when ridden and no impression 2f out

25/1

12th

3

19th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 90y

18:55 Tipperary

Walnut Beach

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Patrick J Flynn

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 08-16

Last run: 286 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

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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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Haxo

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Won French AQPS flat race last spring (1m4f, good) but had to settle for second when favourite for Punchestown maiden (2m, soft to heavy) on last month's stable/hurdle debut; unexposed and might be seen in a better light now back on a quicker surface and upped in trip, but needs to take a huge step forward.

66/1

2nd

1

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Punchestown

Haxo

11st 12lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

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.

4/1

2

10th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:00 Thurles

Haxo

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Winner of one of his four bumper starts in France, failing to really set world alight in the trio of defeats; picked up by current connections for 25,000Euros in July; wouldn't have to be a superstar to make immediate impact.

9/4

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 6

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

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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3rd

19

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Punchestown

Miss Pronunciation

10st 11lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

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.

6th

11

9th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 2f 110y

13:20 Fairyhouse

Miss Pronunciation

12st 9lb

Dam Adarma was a seven-time winner in these colours for the trainer's father, including first time out in a 26-runner bumper at Navan; also accounted for a huge field on hurdling debut; half-sister to two winners, including debut bumper scorer Off The Mark; hooded.

12/1

Form: 0

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not disgraced in mid-division first time out at Navan; likely to need more experience.
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5th

4

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 1f 26y

16:50 Ballinrobe

Be Fierce

11st 4lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: T M Walsh

Not disgraced in two maiden runs so far at Navan and Punchestown; perhap will need the experience but stable was among the winners last week; each-way claims.

14/1

4th

5

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Punchestown

Be Fierce

11st 4lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: T M Walsh

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

25/1

19

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:24 Fairyhouse

Be Fierce

11st 6lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: T M Walsh

Third reserve; looked in need of the run when 100-1 but a maiden hurdle on debut last month.

Form: 6000

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

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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2nd

1

4th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 120y

14:25 Tramore

Garcon Doux

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

midfield on outer, pushed along and headway before 2 out, went second 2 out, soon ridden, kept on but no match for winner

10/1

3

7th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

15:10 Cork

Garcon Doux

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

10/1

1st

12

18th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Cork

Garcon Doux

11st 8lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Philip Fenton

Lightly raced and not devoid of ability but handicap debut was dire last time and hard to fancy.

40/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Completely tailed off from five out in a maiden point at Dromahane in December; no appeal.
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10th

1

13th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Kilbeggan

Bal Kauto

11st 12lb

J: Mr T O’Connor

T: Turlough O’Connor

mounted in chute, prominent, not fluent 2nd, pressed leader when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and weakened

6/1

12th

2

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:53 Clonmel

Bal Kauto

11st 4lb

J: Mr T O’Connor

T: Turlough O’Connor

Not beaten far in a Punchestown maiden hurdle last month; well beaten at Gowran subsequently and needs this for a handicap mark.

16/1

6th

1

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Gowran Park

Bal Kauto

11st 12lb

J: Mr T O’Connor

T: Turlough O’Connor

Pulled up in point but more promise on Rules debut when sixth of 16 in a Punchestown maiden hurdle last month; may progress if he settles better.

8/1

Form: 07

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

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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4th

12

28th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 50y

15:43 Punchestown

Viceregent

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: C Byrnes

Fair sort on Flat in Britain 1-18 then; getting better over hurdles but a lot more needed; gambling yard.

100/1

7th

2

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Punchestown

Viceregent

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: C Byrnes

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.

10/1

7th

7

25th Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 150y

13:10 Down Royal

Viceregent

12st 0lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: C Byrnes

Flat winner for Richard Fahey (1-15, placed five times); jumped badly on introduction to hurdling at Limerick.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

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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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

16

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

15:00 Thurles

Botanic Ridge

11st 4lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: P C O’Connor

Second reserve; beaten 26l when 28-1 for his debut; may do better if he gets a run here.

OUR TIP

Form: 04

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

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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5th

4

3rd Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 120y

15:45 Tramore

Allbetsoff

11st 4lb

J: Declan Queally

T: Declan Queally

prominent, pushed along and lost position after 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, kept on run-in

10/1

8th

1

6th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Listowel

Allbetsoff

12st 0lb

J: Declan Queally

T: Declan Queally

towards rear, some headway after 3 out, kept on from 2 out, never dangerous

9/1

4th

1

19th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:55 Tipperary

Allbetsoff

12st 0lb

J: Mr M C O’Donovan

T: Declan Queally

Form: 060

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has struggled in two maiden outings; in between, completely out of her depth in a Grade 2 race.
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7th

14

26th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:00 Limerick

Rose Of Borris

11st 2lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: John Joseph Hanlon

5/1

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

OR:

Form & Verdict
Making no impression when carried out at fourth-last at Naas on debut; no appeal.
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7

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

14:18 Clonmel

Topothelane

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: J P O’Keeffe

Two maiden hurdle runs, beaten when carried out at Naas on debut, tailed off at Punchestown; no impact in a bumper at Thurles 12 days ago.

33/1

8th

11

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

17:15 Thurles

Topothelane

12st 0lb

J: Mr J W Hannon

T: J P O’Keeffe

Beaten when carried out on debut and tailed off at Punchestown since; plenty to find.

40/1

11th

12

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Punchestown

Topothelane

11st 4lb

J: Ian Power

T: J P O’Keeffe

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

66/1

Form: 0

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
66-1 when always at the back on her belated debut in a Limerick bumper in December.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

15

6th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Listowel

Rathnageeragh

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: Liam Treacy

raced freely, in touch with leaders, pushed along when midfield after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on from last, never on terms

16/1

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

13th

10

26th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Limerick

Rathnageeragh

11st 11lb

J: Mr S E Cahill

T: Liam Treacy

Eur1,000 foal; half-sister to jumps winners Dawn Raider and Dawn Sunrise; hooded; rising 8; small yard.

50/1

Form: 450

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

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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12th

7

4th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 175y

13:15 Tramore

Lilian Bland

11st 6lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Niall Patrick Hennessy

prominent, lost position 3 out, ridden in rear and no impression before 2 out

16/1

4th

7

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

18:15 Wexford

Lilian Bland

11st 6lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Niall Patrick Hennessy

Some minor promise in bumpers but tailed off in trio of maiden hurdle starts; hard to recommend on form on handicap debut.

25/1

16

14th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

15:05 Wexford

Lilian Bland

11st 6lb

J: Sean Lewis

T: Niall Patrick Hennessy

Third reserve; beaten a long way in three maidens, bit keen last time at Thurles; of limited appeal now entering handicaps.

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

4

31st May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Kaytana

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Michael J McDonagh

always towards rear, didn't jump with fluency, mistake and jockey lost irons briefly 2nd, pushed along and no impression after 6th, soon weakened and tailed off

150/1

15th

18

26th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Kaytana

11st 0lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Michael J McDonagh

50/1

5

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

18:15 Wexford

Kaytana

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Michael J McDonagh

Tailed off in a trio of maidens at big odds; drops back in trip with plenty to prove on handicap debut.

33/1

Form: 0-25

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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15th

10

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Punchestown

Nonbinding

11st 4lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Gordon Elliott

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.

5/2

5th

8

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Navan

Nonbinding

12st 2lb

J: Mr J J Codd

T: Gordon Elliott

Stayed on well when a close second to a decent performer in a Naas bumper last month; unlikely to be far away if he can reproduce that.

9/2

2nd

4

16th Dec 2021

Yielding

1m 7f 180y

15:00 Naas

Nonbinding

12st 2lb

J: Mr J J Codd

T: Gordon Elliott

Well bred half-brother to Ferny Hellow; was a 10-3 favourite for his debut in a valuable Punchestown bumper but finished tailed off having raced too keenly and was also found to be coughing post race; could easily leave that behind here for a yard in form; off 233 days.

11/4

Form: 0

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

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

OR:

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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4th

4

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Irish Blaze

11st 8lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Rallied well to force a dead-heat in a 3m point (good to yielding) in November and again strong at the finish when winning 25-runner maiden at Navan (2m, heavy) on hurdle debut in February; very much unexposed and could have more to offer for his top Irish trainer; major player.

8

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Punchestown

Irish Blaze

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Gordon Elliott

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

8/1

1st

29

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

1m 7f 170y

13:10 Navan

Irish Blaze

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

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

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

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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9th

12

6th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Listowel

Reserve Judgement

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John C McConnell

towards rear of midfield, ridden and struggling after 3 out, never on terms

66/1

1st

9

28th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 50y

16:18 Punchestown

Reserve Judgement

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John C McConnell

Won divided 5yo point over a year back for John Berry sole start (runner-up 2-4 hurdling in Britain now); relatively cheap buy at £37,500; dam's progeny 0-14; respected stable.?

5/2

15

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 165y

17:05 Downpatrick

Reserve Judgement

11st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Form: 0

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; tailed off on her introduction in a 2m mares' maiden at Fairyhouse.
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6th

16

30th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 109y

18:50 Ballinrobe

Ucandoit

10st 5lb

J: Sean Lewis

T: Philip M Byrne

20/1

24

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:55 Punchestown

Ucandoit

11st 7lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Philip M Byrne

Modest form in maidens; marginal improvement at Kilbeggan last time; third reserve.

6th

12

13th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Kilbeggan

Ucandoit

11st 5lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Philip M Byrne

No sign of progress so far.

100/1

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Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Walnut Beach

SPOTLIGHT:

Nonbinding

POSTDATA:

Irish Blaze

The Irish Sun:

Walnut Beach