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15:50 Punchestown

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  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 2m 4f 100y
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 5m 38s
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Watch Racing TV In Stunning HD Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £14.60
  • Place: £4.20

Form: 0-80U6

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Four hurdle runs, including when beaten 18l in a Cork novice race last time; makes handicap debut off a stiff enough mark for what he has achieved; check market anyway.

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2nd

1

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 76y

17:45 Clonmel

The Niffler

12st 5lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Struggled last season and similar story this season before winning at Naas on Tuesday; will carry a 7lb penalty for that and not sure to appreciate the drop to this trip if turned out again quickly.

4/1

25/1

  • Place: £10.60

Form: 8-6090

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Has a squeak on his run at Ballinrobe last May over 3m1f but has been poor the last twice; cheekpieces re-applied.

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7th

13

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 50y

16:55 Cork

Command Chain

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John C McConnell

Career-best when second over 2m5f at Punchestown in February, just outstayed in testing conditions; just 2lb higher here but encounters contrasting ground conditions; yard in good form so one to consider.

7/1

15

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

16:45 Limerick

Command Chain

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John C McConnell

2nd

13

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

Command Chain

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John C McConnell

Has a squeak on his run at Ballinrobe last May over 3m1f but has been poor the last twice; cheekpieces re-applied.

25/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 4-3895

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Maiden has failed to justify market support many times; has the ability but the will to win is in doubt; a step up in trip today might be of benefit, though.

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2nd

13

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 80y

16:45 Tipperary

Fox Le Bel

10st 7lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Liz Doyle

Longstanding maiden has been beaten favourite umpteen times; fair third at Navan latest and back from three months off.

11/2

Form: -P3140 D

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 13lb

12 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Something amiss last time at Clonmel but has a solid chance on her comfortable Fairyhouse win in November off 6lb lower.

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5

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

16:45 Limerick

Crack On Corrie

11st 9lb

J: Danny Hand

T: W J Austin

13th

12

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 170y

15:10 Gowran Park

Crack On Corrie

10st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: W J Austin

Bounced back to her best with Fairyhouse win in November but left on a stiff looking mark subsequently and opposable here.

40/1

4th

2

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

Crack On Corrie

11st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: W J Austin

Something amiss last time at Clonmel but has a solid chance on her comfortable Fairyhouse win in November off 6lb lower.

5/1

Form: 330979

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Placed twice in the summer but was well below that level lately and has to bounce back.

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7

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

14:50 Clonmel

Greige

11st 6lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Paul Traynor

Eight-race maiden who was tailed off on chase debut last month; ran okay over hurdles last time but opposable back in this sphere and would probably prefer better ground.

25/1

5th

10

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

Greige

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Paul Traynor

Placed twice in the summer but was well below that level lately and has to bounce back.

22/1

9th

8

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

12:45 Fairyhouse

Greige

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Paul Traynor

88-rated mare with modest placed form over hurdles; no appeal in this company on chase debut

200/1

Form: -1P64F C

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark when winning here in November on return from a break; some good runs since and was going nicely when falling three out at Gowran last time; a major player.

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9th

7

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 76y

17:45 Clonmel

Robindevidastar

11st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Two good runs in defeat when hitting the crossbar twice around the turn of the year; lesser effort latest at Thurles but he's the type to bounce back and can't be ruled out in a weak handicap.

3/1

11th

12

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Robindevidastar

10st 12lb

J: Miss J Walton

T: P J Rothwell

Knocking on the door again this winter and another solid run at Clonmel last time where heavy ground help him bring stamina into play; same mark and should be in the mix again.

4/1

Form: 008909

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Has shown glimpses of ability but needs to improve on the form shown in both handicap runs; cheekpieces might help.

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15th

12

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Island Glory

11st 5lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: Niall O’Flynn

Has failed to reach the first six in four handicap starts; safely held by Fox Le Bel on Punchestown running last month; little apparent chance.

50/1

Form: 026067

Last run: 172 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Easy chase winner at Tramore in April; is rated lower over hurdles for a reason, as is not as effective in this discipline; lacks a recent run; new yard.

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9

3rd Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 50y

17:35 Wexford

Blue Markie

10st 13lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Andrew McNamara

prominent, led 1st, joined when jinked right 3rd, jinked right and bumped rival 5th, soon headed, ridden and weakened 11th, pulled up after 3 out

20/1

8th

5

12th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:20 Tramore

Blue Markie

11st 9lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Andrew McNamara

midfield, headway and prominent 4th, went second 5th, led narrowly 9th, headed 5 out, pushed along and weakened from 2 out

40/1

10th

2

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

Blue Markie

11st 13lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Andrew McNamara

led at steady pace, jumped right 1st, jumped right 2nd, headed before 11th, pushed along and lost position before 3 out, soon dropped to rear and struggling, mistake 2 out

25/1

Form: 307000

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Second runner for yard; has been poor lately and, while is dropping down the weights, is still hard to fancy with blinkers tried.

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11

17th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 14y

15:32 Tipperary

Think Positive

10st 8lb

J: Jack Foley

T: P J Rothwell

always towards rear, beaten 3 out, soon pulled up

33/1

Form: 073035

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Maiden was a close third at Tramore on New Year's Day but was well below that level since and has to rebound.

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5th

12

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:50 Thurles

Well Polly

10st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Miss J M Lee

2-29 over hurdles, suited by 3m; never better than fourth in seven outings in 2023; hard to fancy; in rear on chase debut at Cork in January.

20/1

8th

12

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:32 Cork

Well Polly

11st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: Miss J M Lee

Dual hurdle winner; struggling for form in that sphere of late and she's hard to recommend on chase debut.

50/1

Form: 999P30

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Best effort when third at Tramore on New Year's Day but was poor last time; has to bounce back from that.

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11th

12

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

Baile Mhuirne

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

Best effort when third at Tramore on New Year's Day but was poor last time; has to bounce back from that.

22/1

13th

19

27th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:00 Gowran Park

Baile Mhuirne

10st 13lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

Handicap debut at Tramore on New Year's Day was encouraging after a lengthy absence; local challenger should have more to offer.

14/1

3rd

7

1st Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Tramore

Baile Mhuirne

11st 2lb

J: Tommy Brett

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

Soundly beaten in four maiden hurdles; pulled-up over fences at Tipperary in July; in good hands, but needs to show a spark of ability.

25/1

Form: -00P48

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Not a bad effort on handicap debut last time at Limerick but a bit more is still needed off the same mark.

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12

24th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:05 Listowel

Harry Do Brasil

11st 4lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Eamon Courtney

in rear, became detached soon after start, joined main group 2nd, became detached when mistake 4 out, soon pulled up

33/1

6

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

19:30 Ballinrobe

Harry Do Brasil

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Eamon Courtney

92-rated maiden hurdler hard to see him having an impact on chasing debut.

66/1

3

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

Harry Do Brasil

11st 11lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eamon Courtney

Not a bad effort on handicap debut last time at Limerick but a bit more is still needed off the same mark.

7/1

Form: 08-64

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Lightly-raced mare; solid effort when fourth at Gowran on handicap debut (2m) last month, staying on; go close if she stays this trip, which her pedigree indicates she will.

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6th

16

18th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

13:50 Cork

Aqua Court

11st 5lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Daniel G Murphy

4th

9

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 112y

14:18 Clonmel

Aqua Court

11st 5lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Daniel G Murphy

Solid effort when fourth at Gowran in January on handicap debut; reportedly did not handle testing conditions when favourite at Punchestown; not disgraced when ninth in 25-runner Naas handicap last time; place chance in this modest grade.

5/1

9th

15

13th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 80y

15:30 Naas

Aqua Court

11st 2lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Daniel G Murphy

Lightly-raced mare; solid effort when fourth at Gowran on handicap debut; reportedly did not handle testing conditions when favourite at Punnchestown last time.

12/1

Form: 7000

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Poor in four maidens and has to improve plenty even though dropping in class on handicap debut; hood tried.

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4th

14

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 150y

19:55 Downpatrick

Ocodango Boy

10st 6lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Peter McCreery

towards rear

33/1

8th

20

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

16:52 Naas

Ocodango Boy

10st 13lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Peter McCreery

10-race maiden and shown very little in three runs for this yard.

40/1

11th

12

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:25 Clonmel

Ocodango Boy

10st 13lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Peter McCreery

Improved effort in cheekpieces behind Ishan and Killinure Lass at Punchestown; blinkers tried here and plenty more needed.

20/1

Form: 8470PU

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Maiden under all codes has a minor squeak on his best form but has been poor lately; blinkers applied; non-runner (reserve) in the 3.30 at Navan Tuesday.

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12th

6

9th Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:35 Uttoxeter

Eileens Boy

11st 2lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Clare Ellam

always towards rear

20/1

9th

2

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Wexford

Eileens Boy

11st 12lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Has failed to complete in his last three starts and it's unlikely a drop back to 2m will help; new yard.

100/1

14

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

Eileens Boy

11st 1lb

J: Mr M McConville

T: Stephen McConville

Maiden under all codes has a minor squeak on his best form but has been poor lately; blinkers applied; non-runner (reserve) in the 3.30 at Navan Tuesday.

28/1

Form: 906-05

Last run: 252 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Maiden under all codes is struggling to win off this mark and lacks a recent run, so others preferred.

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15

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

My Wings

10st 13lb

J: Mr M McConville

T: Neill McCluskey

Maiden under all codes is struggling to win off this mark and lacks a recent run, so others preferred.

33/1

Form: P/860-

Last run: 352 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

First reserve; has shown a glimpse of ability but will have to leave a poor run last time behind.

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17

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

Gold Label

10st 13lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: J T Gorman

First reserve; has shown a glimpse of ability but will have to leave a poor run last time behind.

Form: 212/0-

Last run: 407 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; consistent sort in 2019; came back from an absence last year but then went missing again; hard to fancy.

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7th

4

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Cher Why Not

11st 7lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

Veteran with three wins and nine places to his name from 35 starts over hurdles; retains plenty of ability, placed on his first three starts this season, all over staying distances at Fairyhouse; another solid display at Punchestown, but held by runner-up Cosmo Renfro.

8/1

Form: 0-00P

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; poor in four maidens and needs to improve hugely on handicap debut here.

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13th

14

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:15 Limerick

Trip To Milan

10st 13lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: S Braddish

First glimmer of ability last month when staying on to finish seventh, beaten 15l, over 2m3f at Cork but soundly beaten at Fairyhouse since.

18/1

10th

15

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:52 Fairyhouse

Trip To Milan

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: S Braddish

chased clear leader, prominent before 3rd, idled before 3rd

16/1

7th

10

16th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

15:05 Cork

Trip To Milan

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: S Braddish

midfield, pushed along when jockey dropped rein briefly after 3 out, ridden and held 2 out, stayed on run-in

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €4363.00
Straight Forecast €2635.90
Tricast €15699.50
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Aqua Court

POSTDATA:

Fox Le Bel

RP Ratings (IRE):

Aqua Court

The Irish Sun:

Aqua Court