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16:25 Punchestown

Soft To Heavy

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  • 2m 4f 100y
  • 16 runners
  • Win time: 5m 45s
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Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.30
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 0P9054

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Not bad runs at Tramore lately and should be on the premises again off the same mark; bit more needed.

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8th

8

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Listowel

Indie Belle

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Widger

Better chaser than hurdler, rated 20lb lower in this sphere and just 1-18; might need this run with a view to going back over fences.

9/1

1st

11

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 50y

19:10 Punchestown

Indie Belle

10st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Widger

in touch with leaders, midfield when stumbled and nearly lost jockey after 7th

12/1

1st

4

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:35 Downpatrick

Indie Belle

11st 10lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Robert Widger

Tramore beginners' chase winner in December has been kept to hurdles since, running well on a couple of occasions, 3m looking too far last time; scope for improvement in first handicap chase with trip/ground to suit and capable claimer booked.

10/1

22/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 008080

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

The form of his Punchestown bumper second to Mighty Potter last March reads well but he hasn't progressed since; has enough ability to win a race of this quality but was poor the last twice.

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5th

8

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:15 Wexford

Wild Hunt

10st 9lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Won over this trip at Clonmel two seasons ago and backed that up with a 2m4f Down Royal; regressive over the past two seasons; jumped badly and pulled up at Leopardstown last time; rated 116 at his peak, down to 97, needs to show signs of revival.

14/1

10

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Leopardstown

Wild Hunt

11st 7lb

J: D G Hogan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Won over this trip at Clonmel a year ago before ready Down Royal novice win over 2m4f; yet to hit form this campaign though, faller over fences latest; handicapper giving him every chance.

12/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 08/F06

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Showed little in four maidens but wasn't disgraced over 3m here on handicap debut last time; a squeak back down in trip.

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9th

9

23rd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Ffos Las

Mise Raftaire

10st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Warren Greatrex

prominent, pushed along and lost ground quickly home turn, weakened 3 out, soon eased, tailed off

11/2

11

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:00 Fontwell

Mise Raftaire

10st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Warren Greatrex

disputed lead, led after 1st, bad mistake and fell 2nd

8/1

3rd

7

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

16:35 Fontwell

Mise Raftaire

10st 7lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Warren Greatrex

jumped left on occasions, led, hit 7th, ridden after 2 out, headed after last, no extra when lost second towards finish

20/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 809-03 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Is 0-10 over hurdles but best run came when third at Limerick last time when he twice lost his position before rallying; needs to travel better in his races but is one to consider.

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2nd

6

6th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Sweet Will

11st 5lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

led, joined 2nd, led again 6th, 2 lengths ahead after last, headed inside final 110yds, kept on

3/1

3rd

3

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 160y

16:20 Tramore

Sweet Will

11st 8lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

raced in second

10/1

Form: 700032

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Is 0-9 over hurdles but best run came when third over 3m here last time; has a chance if as effective back down in trip off 2lb higher.

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15th

13

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:55 Punchestown

Ruhm Und Ehre

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Paul Traynor

Makes plenty of each-way appeal on C&D second in January even if winner disappointing since; kept his form afterwards and hold-up 8yo has to be feared.

6/1

5th

10

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 137y

18:50 Clonmel

Ruhm Und Ehre

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Paul Traynor

Maiden after 11 hurdle runs but has been consistent in defeat lately, with best effort coming here last time when beaten 9l by an improved sort over 3m; down in trip on better ground and should run well again.

13/2

Form: 300944

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Has run well off this mark over hurdles without winning; similar story over fences lately and needs to find something extra.

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0

9

16th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 157y

12:20 Punchestown

Highstreetfashion

10st 3lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Patrick Rooney

prominent, mistake towards rear of midfield 11th, detached from 5 out, pulled up 3 out

10/1

4th

6

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 107y

13:03 Fairyhouse

Highstreetfashion

10st 13lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Patrick Rooney

Down the field in this race last season but later recorded wins at Punchestown and Down Royal; a long way below his best in two runs during the summer but stays well and could make a bold showing for his locally-based trainer.

6/1

6th

9

10th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:05 Punchestown

Highstreetfashion

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Patrick Rooney

Two soft-ground wins last season included here over 3m2f; expected to come on for recent Down Royal hurdles return although best form is on much softer ground.

14/1

Form: U5-738 BF

Last run: 218 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Has a chance on her Bellewstown third in July but has been off since later that month; tongue-tie added now.

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11th

10

17th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

19:49 Tramore

Hockworthy Flyer

11st 4lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Andrew McNamara

Limited mare but Downpatrick placed runs earlier this season bring her into it; can lead; competition too tough latest at Galway; top rider booked.

8/1

7th

17

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 150y

13:55 Galway

Hockworthy Flyer

11st 5lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Andrew McNamara

Winless from 17 starts, went closest when runner-up in a 2m5f handicap hurdle at Downpatrick in May; much more needed.

33/1

Form: -6UF41 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Took advantage of a 14lb lower hurdles mark than fences to get off the mark over at Limerick last time; up 6lb for that and 4f in trip stays well and is highly respected with top rider aboard.

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4th

6

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:28 Clonmel

Springfield Lodge

11st 6lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Dual chase winner took advantage of a much lower hurdles mark to score at Limerick last month over 2m but was well-held at Punchestown over 2m4f since; back in trip might help.

8/1

8th

7

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

16:25 Punchestown

Springfield Lodge

11st 6lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Took advantage of a 14lb lower hurdles mark than fences to get off the mark over at Limerick last time; up 6lb for that and 4f in trip stays well and is highly respected with top rider aboard.

100/30

1st

11

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Limerick

Springfield Lodge

11st 6lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Went up 14lb for winning handicap chases at Downpatrick and Clonmel in the spring; 14lbs lower over hurdles but remains a maiden in this sphere.

5/1

Form: P48-58

Last run: 166 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Has a squeak on her Wexford run last June but has been off since disappointing at Ballinrobe in September; tongue-tie added.

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11th

13

12th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

18:45 Clonmel

Can U Believe

10st 13lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Conor O’Keeffe

16/1

15th

14

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 52y

15:40 Naas

Can U Believe

11st 2lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Conor O’Keeffe

Showed some ability in a Wexford mares' maiden last summer but has been below that level on softer ground since; needs to return to best.

25/1

12th

12

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:51 Clonmel

Can U Believe

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Conor O’Keeffe

Should be a bit sharper after a recent Punchestown run; needs to find plenty of improvement from that outing, her first in a handicap; maiden form was ordinary.

25/1

Form: F547/0

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Beaten 58l over 3m here last time and has lots to find today.

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7th

6

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:00 Downpatrick

Kalamkan

10st 13lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

always towards rear, detached from 2nd, tailed off

100/1

8th

13

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 5f 100y

18:10 Downpatrick

Kalamkan

11st 2lb

J: Jordan Canavan

T: S Michael Millar

66/1

Form: 90736

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Was a solid third at Limerick in December but was below that level at Fairyhouse last month; tongue-tie is tried now and is one to consider if he can resume his progress.

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6th

8

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

Happy Dreams

10st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Michael J McDonagh

Four-time chase winner; career best in Listed handicap at Limerick over Christmas; didn't build on that at Naas in January and disappointing favourite over timber since; vulnerable back down in trip.

25/1

6th

9

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Happy Dreams

11st 6lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Michael J McDonagh

Made it 4-10 over fences at Limerick in December and didn't run badly when seventh at Naas since; should go well from his lower hurdle mark.

12/1

7th

8

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:12 Naas

Happy Dreams

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Switched between hurdling and chasing with some success last season; same again this season; twice placed over hurdles before winning the valuable Tim Duggan Memorial over an extended 2m3f at Limerick; 2m probably too short for him, even at this stiff track.

10/1

Form: 0607-0

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Never involved on return from an absence at Limerick last time, making handicap debut; however, can improve from that.

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16

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Cahirmee

10st 13lb

J: Mr W T Cronin

T: Brian O’Keeffe

prominent on inner, bad mistake 7th, went second and pressed leader 9th, pushed along and weakened home turn, pulled up 2 out

16/1

16

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Clonmel

Cahirmee

10st 13lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Brian O’Keeffe

Improved effort when an admittedly well-beaten third in a 2m3f handicap hurdle here last month; well worth a go at this trip and well capable of a bold showing.

7/1

3rd

17

16th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 193y

16:00 Clonmel

Cahirmee

10st 11lb

J: Mr W T Cronin

T: Brian O’Keeffe

First reserve; continues to struggle off this basement mark and drops in trip here.

Form: 57-098 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Is 1-19 over hurdles; beaten 15l off this mark at Limerick last time and more is needed.

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13th

15

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

16:25 Punchestown

Rossmores Pride

10st 13lb

J: Jennifer Torrens

T: Christian Delcros

Is 1-19 over hurdles; beaten 15l off this mark at Limerick last time and more is needed.

20/1

8th

13

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Limerick

Rossmores Pride

11st 5lb

J: Jennifer Torrens

T: Christian Delcros

Veteran not in the best of form of late but not totally discounted.

25/1

9th

14

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:08 Fairyhouse

Rossmores Pride

11st 2lb

J: Jennifer Torrens

T: Christian Delcros

Firmly in the veteran stage but still lightly raced; off since May but can run well fresh and not one to totally discount.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5-8090

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Little to show for his five starts; didn't jump well when soundly beaten on handicap debut last time, so has to improve plenty.

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3rd

9

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Duffys Getaway

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

held up in rear, headway before straight, kept on after last, went third towards finish, not reach leaders

10/1

4th

4

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Duffys Getaway

11st 4lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Won back to back handicaps earlier in the winter and has shot up the handicap since; however, performed creditably when 2nd off 102 at Fairyhouse in January; didn't jump well on chasing debut last time but has a squeak if restored to his best.

17/2

8th

4

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Duffys Getaway

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Progressive staying handicap hurdler this season, winning 3m contests at Fairyhouse and Punchestown and good placed efforts at former venue; appeared held by the handicapper on latest and now switches to fences; would prefer further.

13/2

Form: 57-845

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Lightly-raced mare has put up decent efforts over 2m the last twice, including here and can go well if she stays extra 4f; pedigree suggests that she should.

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1st

12

8th Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 168y

19:55 Ballinrobe

Junior Bee

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: M A Molloy

held up in rear, headway 3 out, tracked leaders going easily after 2 out, led approaching last, ridden clear run-in, easily

12/1

12

5th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:15 Wexford

Junior Bee

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: M A Molloy

Finally got his head in front after several good efforts at this venue in May; failed to build on that at Roscommon but Cork run on Monday was a step back in the right direction; could go well.

10/1

5th

1

1st Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 180y

16:00 Cork

Junior Bee

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: M A Molloy

prominent, pushed along when pressed leader before 3 out, ridden but no extra before 2 out

7/1

Form: 52830-

Last run: 436 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Late-starter was placed twice in 2020; placed in two points' lately after an absence; more needed here, though.

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16

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

16:25 Punchestown

The Dreams Alive

10st 13lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

Late-starter was placed twice in 2020; placed in two points' lately after an absence; more needed here, though.

50/1

Form: 30F/7/ D

Last run: 982 days

W: 10st 13lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

First reserve; has been absent since June 2019 and is difficult to fancy.

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18

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Limerick

Oisin James

10st 13lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Miss Denise Marie O’Shea

Three-time winner but has been absent since June 2019 and is difficult to fancy.

33/1

17

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

16:25 Punchestown

Oisin James

10st 13lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Miss Denise Marie O’Shea

First reserve; has been absent since June 2019 and is difficult to fancy.

Form: F0P86-

Last run: 380 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; modest Flat winner wasn't disgraced on some of his hurdle runs; handicap debut and not dismissed if getting a run, though lacks a recent outing.

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15th

9

(9)

19th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 3f 35y

19:50 Killarney

Der Mc

9st 3lb

J: Alan Persse

T: Michael John O’Connor

Generally out of form on the Flat and over hurdles after a Sligo win 14 months ago; last month's comeback run in a claimer may have brought him on but others preferred.

16/1

6th

9

(8)

14th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 110y

17:30 Limerick

Der Mc

9st 0lb

J: Alan Persse

T: Michael John O’Connor

Generally out of form on the Flat and over hurdles after a Sligo win 13 months ago; absent since contesting a Dundalk handicap early in the year; cheekpieces on for the first time.

16/1

15

(12)

30th Apr 2023

Yielding

1m 5f 29y

16:25 Sligo

Der Mc

9st 4lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Michael John O’Connor

First reserve; last year's winner (beating Lariat from stall 14) on seasonal return off mark of 50 was largely campaigned over hurdles afterwards when well held; don't dismiss if getting a run.

Form: 67P-0P

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; pulled-up on handicap debut last month and is difficult to fancy; cheekpieces and tongue-tie tried.

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26

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Wellhavewan

10st 2lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

December's hurdle win saw him 5-4 favourite when returned to chasing (first time since 2022) off a lower mark for Grand National Trial at Punchestown (3m3f, heavy) in February and he came 16l second of 15; needs better than that but took a backward step when 26l sixth under Kieran Callaghan in the Irish National itself (3m5f, heavy) 19 days ago; 5lb out of the handicap.

20/1

6th

19

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Wellhavewan

10st 1lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump with fluency, led narrowly, headed and prominent 2nd, lost position on inner 19th, kept on but no impression towards near side after 3 out

12/1

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Exacta €1892.00
Straight Forecast €821.50
Tricast €3072.60
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Springfield Lodge

POSTDATA:

Happy Dreams

The Irish Sun:

Indie Belle

RP Ratings (IRE):

Springfield Lodge