April 30 / 17.00 Punchestown

17.00 Punchestown

Good To Yielding

Ballymore Champion Four Year Old Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £61974.79
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 6 runners
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Ballymore Champion Four Year Old Hurdle (Grade 1)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1/2 (Won)

  • Win: £1.20
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 211 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict
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Distance / Class
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1st

5

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Punchestown

Vauban

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

1/2

1st

12

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Vauban

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Progressive four-race Flat campaign in France, winning on soft at 1m3f and 1m4f (Listed race) last two starts; couldn't quite match Pied Piper on hurdles debut at Punchestown (heavy) when the pair drew 15l clear of Tuesday's Fred Winter fourth HMS Seahorse; however, followed that with clearcut win over Fil Dor and hurdling newcomer Il Etait Temps in Grade 1 at Leopardstown (yielding; tongue-tied) six weeks ago and that's the best form in this line-up.

7/4

1st

6

5th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Leopardstown

Vauban

11st 2lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Progressive in four-race Flat campaign in France last year, winning twice and signing off with a Listed success over 1m4f on soft; strongly fancied on Irish/hurdling debut at Punchestown, but did not get the best of runs and could not match Pied Piper who has given the form a major boost with a powerful display at Cheltenham; tongue-tie on now.

11/8

7/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 11122 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 146

Form & Verdict
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2nd

1

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Punchestown

Fil Dor

11st 0lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

7/2

2nd

3

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Fil Dor

11st 0lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Runner-up over 1m6f in France last June on only Flat start; impressive on hurdling debut at Down Royal before accounting for Lunar Power in both a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse (on good; collared him close home) and Grade 2 at Leopardstown (soft; by 7l); that saw him 6-5 favourite for Grade 1 at Leopardstown (yielding) six weeks ago but he was beaten 3l by Vauban, every chance; work to do for win purposes, therefore, but he has pretty good each-way claims.

11/2

2nd

2

5th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Leopardstown

Fil Dor

11st 2lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Runner-up over 1m6f in France last June on only Flat start; impressive on hurdling debut at Down Royal in October, scoring by 16l from subsequent Aintree winner Sea Sessions; odds-on winner from Ben Siegel's stablemate Lunar Power in Grade 3 Fairyhouse and in Grade 2 event here at Christmas; stable won this last year and again has a powerful juvenile squad.

5/4

Form: 3214 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
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3rd

2

25th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 130y

17:10 Galway

HMS Seahorse

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

led at slow pace, not fluent and briefly disputed lead 2nd, not fluent 5th, pushed along and faced strong challenge after 2 out, ridden and headed after last, no chance with winner when weakened and lost second towards finish

4/5

3rd

2

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Punchestown

HMS Seahorse

11st 0lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Paul Nolan

25/1

4th

10

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

HMS Seahorse

11st 0lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Paul Nolan

Fairly useful form without winning in five Flat runs for Aidan O'Brien; couldn't cope with two live Triumph contenders at Punchestown on his first run over hurdles but he has a 9lb pull with The Tide Turns on their clash there in January and he then got the job done without any great fuss at Fairyhouse (odds-on; soft); the potential is there to threaten them all off this mark and conditions will be fine.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5-235

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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4th

3

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Punchestown

Il Etait Temps

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

13/2

5th

5

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Il Etait Temps

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Runner-up at Vichy (1m4f, heavy) in the second of two French bumpers last spring; off until pitched in at the very deep end for Grade 1 at Leopardstown (2m, yielding) six weeks ago, when he was 40-1 and started in rear but began passing horses before two out and kept on admirably into third of nine; has nearly 6l to make up on Vauban and almost 3l on Fil Dor, but he must be open to marked improvement as that was his hurdling debut.

11/1

3rd

4

5th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Leopardstown

Il Etait Temps

11st 2lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Runner-up on the second of two 1m4f starts in France last spring; interesting prospect, but stable has stronger candidates for this.

50/1

Form: 71F1 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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5th

4

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Punchestown

Man O Work

11st 0lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

14/1

1st

1

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 50y

13:20 Limerick

Man O Work

11st 7lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: P G Fahey

Showed promise when green on debut and built on that when winning a maiden hurdle at Naas second time out; still very much involved when coming down 2 out in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse last time and should go well again but conceding 7lb to all these won't be easy.

7/2

5

26th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 110y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Man O Work

11st 0lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

Progressed from his debut behind Icare Allen to win a maiden hurdle at Naas last month; still looked a bit green and should progress again; different ground this time.

17/2

Form: 123122

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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6th

6

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Punchestown

Innatendue

10st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

20/1

2nd

7

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Innatendue

10st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Twice successful from four starts in APQS events in the provinces between August and October last year, showing a liking for 1m4f and soft ground; made a satisfactory start over hurdles for John McConnel when chasing home a Nicky Henderson-trained favourite at Musselburgh in February; winner was a distant fourth in Aintree Grade 1, so plenty to find.

12/1

2nd

6

6th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 1

13:32 Musselburgh

Innatendue

10st 7lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: John C McConnell

Fourth foal; half-sister to French bumper and 2m4f-2m7f chase (including cross-country) winner En Temps Voulu; dam 11.5f French bumper and 2m4f chase winner; ran in four French soft-ground bumpers in the provinces last August-October, leading on post on final start; 100,000euros buy in November; with stablemate Calvados a contender, the betting should give major clues.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €20.00
Straight Forecast €22.10
Trifecta €84.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Vauban

RP Ratings (IRE):

Vauban

TOPSPEED:

Vauban

POSTDATA:

Vauban

The Irish Sun:

Vauban