February 23 / 15.50 Punchestown

15.50 Punchestown

Soft To Heavy

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  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 2m 4f 100y
  • 19 runners
  • Win time: 5m 38s
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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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3rd

9

18th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:25 Cork

The Niffler

11st 10lb

J: E O’Connell

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Perhaps more effective on the testing terrain he encountered the last twice but unexposed hold-up horse in great nick and has to be respected; pace should suit.

6/1

3rd

3

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:20 Wexford

The Niffler

11st 9lb

J: E O’Connell

T: Eamonn O’Connell

Improved in his last two outings and off the mark at Punchestown last time, seemingly relishing a step up in trip; return to 2m is a concern and he's been given an 8lb rise.

4/1

1st

1

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

The Niffler

12st 0lb

J: E O’Connell

T: Eamonn O’Connell

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.

16/1

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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5th

2

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 120y

18:00 Tramore

Fox Le Bel

11st 10lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

2

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Fox Le Bel

11st 10lb

J: Daniel King

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Last month's Punchestown third gives him a clear chance but he has been an expensive horse to follow; beaten favourite in four of his last ten races.

6/1

3rd

7

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

Fox Le Bel

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

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.

8/1

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

22/1

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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7th

18

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 70y

18:15 Kilbeggan

Robindevidastar

10st 9lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: P J Rothwell

Second reserve; winning return in a Punchestown handicap hurdle and consistent since; beaten favourite back at that venue last time but respected back up in trip here.

6th

5

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

Robindevidastar

11st 10lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

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.

7/2

18

27th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 85y

14:35 Gowran Park

Robindevidastar

9st 13lb

J: Neil Ryan

T: P J Rothwell

Punchestown winner off 6lb lower in November; fair fourth off this mark at the same venue on latest; has an edge over The Gradual Slope on that running.

16/1

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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5

8th Jun 2022

Good

3m 1f 70y

17:30 Wexford

Blue Markie

11st 8lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Andrew McNamara

prominent, slow jump and lost ground 4 out, ridden and weakened after 3 out, in rear when mistake and unseated rider last

25/1

9th

12

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

16:13 Limerick

Blue Markie

11st 2lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Andrew McNamara

11th

9

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Blue Markie

11st 5lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Andrew McNamara

Won a handicap chase for David Christie at Tramore last April; ran like he needed the run on his stable debut at Punchestown last month; new headgear applied here and should do better.

12/1

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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10th

18

3rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 80y

18:35 Down Royal

Think Positive

10st 13lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: P J Rothwell

prominent, every chance when mistake 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

40/1

6th

9

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 7f 110y

19:20 Downpatrick

Think Positive

10st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

40/1

16

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Think Positive

10st 13lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: P J Rothwell

Third reserve; won Tramore maiden for Willie Mullins in 2019; one-time 120-rated hurdler, now down to 87 but hard to fancy on recent form.

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

16

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 30y

19:56 Tramore

Well Polly

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Miss J M Lee

in touch with leaders, going okay and headway when pressed leader after 3 out, briefly led before 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden and weakening when mistake last

12/1

4th

13

25th May 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:45 Wexford

Well Polly

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Miss J M Lee

Went closest in a heavy ground handicap hurdle at Tramore in January but well held since.

16/1

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: 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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7th

14

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Tramore

Ocodango Boy

10st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: James Daniel Dullea

11th

9

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:28 Clonmel

Ocodango Boy

11st 3lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: James Daniel Dullea

Pulled-up on handicap debut at Punchestown last month; hood worn then is dispensed with but massive improvement is required.

33/1

11

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

Ocodango Boy

11st 6lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: James Daniel Dullea

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

20/1

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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

8th

9

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:40 Limerick

Harry Do Brasil

11st 4lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Eamon Courtney

Huge price when producing an improved display in a 2m3f maiden at this venue in November; hard to be sure if longer trip will suit.

10/1

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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19

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 70y

18:15 Kilbeggan

Cher Why Not

10st 4lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Timothy Doyle

Third reserve; 1-20; probably need last month's return from more than a year off; back below winning mark.

9th

16

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:10 Thurles

Cher Why Not

10st 8lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Timothy Doyle

Really consistent a few seasons ago but missed all of 2020 and tailed off on sole start in 2021; off another 431 days and hard to recommend, despite a nice handicap mark.

50/1

18

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

Cher Why Not

11st 7lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

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

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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11

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:51 Clonmel

Trip To Milan

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: S Braddish

Tailed off in her first three starts in maiden hurdles and pulled up at Cork last time; stoutly bred and may do better over this longer trip on handicap debut.

22/1

19

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

Trip To Milan

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: S Braddish

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

17

5th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:10 Cork

Trip To Milan

11st 7lb

J: Billy Gleeson

T: S Braddish

Tailed off in a trio of maiden hurdles so far.

200/1

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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