April 30 / 17.30 Punchestown

17.30 Punchestown

Good To Yielding

Tote Always SP Or Better Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)

  • Prize money: £49579.83
  • 2m 3f 30y
  • 27 runners
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Tote Always SP Or Better Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)

Runners: 27 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.30
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 421144 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Won 2m4f novice events at Chepstow and Cheltenham in October and two good runs in very competitive handicaps at latter venue since, finishing fourth in both Greatwood and Coral Cup (ground probably softer than ideal); return to better ground sure to suit and definite claims.
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1st

10

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Camprond

11st 4lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Philip Hobbs

Won 2m4f novice events at Chepstow and Cheltenham in October and two good runs in very competitive handicaps at latter venue since, finishing fourth in both Greatwood and Coral Cup (ground probably softer than ideal); return to better ground sure to suit and definite claims.

9/1

4th

19

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Camprond

10st 12lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Philip Hobbs

Won two novice events (one here) at about 2m4f in October and always prominent when good fourth of 19 in the 2m Greatwood Handicap here in November when last seen, all on good ground; acts on good to soft, more to prove on soft; this step back up in trip could unlock further potential.

15/2

4th

6

14th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

14:55 Cheltenham

Camprond

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Philip Hobbs

Suited by the step up to longer trips last month, winning novice hurdles on good ground at Chepstow (2m3f Grade 2) and this course (2m4f); has fairly useful form at 2m but isn't crying out for a return to this distance.

12/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: /2-002

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict
French recruit emerged from long absence when second at last year's Festival and career-best on latest of three starts this season when just touched off in 23-runner 2m5f Coral Cup at Cheltenham in a tongue tie; encounters much quicker ground here, big shout if he handles it.
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2nd

2

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Fastorslow

11st 11lb

J: Mr R James

T: Martin Brassil

French recruit emerged from long absence when second at last year's Festival and career-best on latest of three starts this season when just touched off in 23-runner 2m5f Coral Cup at Cheltenham in a tongue tie; encounters much quicker ground here, big shout if he handles it.

8/1

2nd

18

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Fastorslow

10st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Martin Brassil

Won a hurdle and chase in France as 3yo; not seen again until runner-up in a conditions event over hurdles at Punchestown (2m4f) last April, since which he's been mid-division in two competitive 2m handicaps; hooded last two outings but tongue-tie enlisted today; needs to show something new but he's very lightly raced and particularly unexposed going back up in trip.

18/1

12th

7

6th Feb 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Fastorslow

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Martin Brassil

Connections of Thyestes winner Longhouse Poet; won a hurdle and a chase in France at 3; second to the useful Lifetime Ambition in a Punchestown novice hurdle in April on his Irish debut; never really a factor in a competitive handicap here at Christmas; very likely that we've yet to see the best of him and market moves could be revealing.

25/1

25/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 232330 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Progressive hurdler for Gavin Cromwell in 2020, winning twice over 2m4f; some solid runs in defeat for current yard at 2m4f; ground-versatile and should run his race but probably holds no secrets from the handicapper at this stage: well held here on Thursday.
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13th

6

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

15:30 Killarney

Bread And Butter

11st 2lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Ms Helen P Markham

3rd

21

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Bread And Butter

10st 6lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Ms Helen P Markham

Progressive hurdler for Gavin Cromwell in 2020, winning twice over 2m4f; some solid runs in defeat for current yard at 2m4f; ground-versatile and should run his race but probably holds no secrets from the handicapper at this stage: well held here on Thursday.

25/1

14th

14

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Bread And Butter

10st 10lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Ms Helen P Markham

12/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 1-2210 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 5yo won bumper at last year's Festival and ran away with Thurles maiden hurdle this term; stiff task for one so inexperienced in Martin Pipe on handicap debut, too keen and didn't get home; more likely if settling better and interestingly Townend's choice.
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4th

11

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Adamantly Chosen

11st 3lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Lightly raced 5yo won bumper at last year's Festival and ran away with Thurles maiden hurdle this term; stiff task for one so inexperienced in Martin Pipe on handicap debut, too keen and didn't get home; more likely if settling better and interestingly Townend's choice.

12/1

11th

3

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Adamantly Chosen

11st 8lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: W P Mullins

Solid record at about 2m, most recently easily making all in a maiden on yielding at Thurles and taking overall form figures to 1221 (debut win came in bumper); runner-up on heavy on penultimate start; bred to be suited by this longer distance; should have plenty more left in the locker; shortlisted.

8/1

1st

1

10th Feb 2022

Yielding

1m 7f 159y

14:55 Thurles

Adamantly Chosen

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Won valuable Goffs Land Rover Bumper at the Punchestown Festival last year and beaten less than 1l on both starts in maiden hurdles; while he was beaten at odds of 1-4 last time, the front two pulled 27l clear and he could be a tough nut to crack now.

4/5

Form: 22-2F2

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
French recruit fared really well on handicap debut at Fairyhouse (2m) over Easter when getting up to deprive stablemate Heia of second behind a ready winner with several other of today's rivals behind; 4lb higher but clearly on the improve and good chance this longer trip will suit.
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1st

11

19th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 90y

18:25 Tipperary

La Prima Donna

10st 13lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

4/6

6

16th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 50y

18:00 Killarney

La Prima Donna

10st 13lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

5th

18

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

La Prima Donna

10st 10lb

J: B J Cooper

T: W P Mullins

French recruit fared really well on handicap debut at Fairyhouse (2m) over Easter when getting up to deprive stablemate Heia of second behind a ready winner with several other of today's rivals behind; 4lb higher but clearly on the improve and good chance this longer trip will suit.

8/1

Form: 0/125 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Very lightly raced in recent years, shaping well on comeback at Thurles in February in Grade 3 novice; ran no sort of race in Grade 2 at Fairyhouse afterwards however; questions to answer now on handicap debut.
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16th

8

(7)

20th May 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 0y

20:15 Curragh

Berkshire Royal

9st 7lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: W P Mullins

6th

16

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Berkshire Royal

10st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Very lightly raced in recent years, shaping well on comeback at Thurles in February in Grade 3 novice; ran no sort of race in Grade 2 at Fairyhouse afterwards however; questions to answer now on handicap debut.

16/1

5th

3

3rd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:30 Fairyhouse

Berkshire Royal

11st 3lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

OUR TIP

Form: 23-4UP C

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict
A revelation last season when his wins included the Greatwood over hurdles and Paddy Power Plate over fences, both at Cheltenham; comes her under a bit of a cloud after unseating in Leopardstown Handicap Chase and then pulled up in Coral Cup.
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1st

4

(9)

17th May 2022

Good

1m 5f 11y

20:10 Sligo

The Shunter

10st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Emmet Mullins

4/1

7th

1

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

The Shunter

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Emmet Mullins

A revelation last season when his wins included the Greatwood over hurdles and Paddy Power Plate over fences, both at Cheltenham; comes her under a bit of a cloud after unseating in Leopardstown Handicap Chase and then pulled up in Coral Cup.

16/1

6

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:30 Cork

The Shunter

11st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Emmet Mullins

13/2

Form: -49954 D

Last run: 3 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
On a losing run since back-to-back wins a couple of seasons ago but best run for some time here on Wednesday when staying-on fourth of 24 over this trip in first-time cheekpieces; could go well again but this is a much better race.
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8th

24

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Aarons Day

10st 2lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Oliver McKiernan

On a losing run since back-to-back wins a couple of seasons ago but best run for some time here on Wednesday when staying-on fourth of 24 over this trip in first-time cheekpieces; could go well again but this is a much better race.

12/1

4th

2

27th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 180y

15:40 Punchestown

Aarons Day

11st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Oliver McKiernan

5th

3

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 142y

17:35 Ballinrobe

Aarons Day

11st 5lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Oliver McKiernan

Form: 42-430

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Just denied in 2m novice at last year's Festival and pick of form this term when good third in competitive Leopardstown handicap at same trip over Christmas; faded before last in very valuable event at same track latest; back up in trip here and the choice of Mark Walsh.
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9th

13

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Get My Drift

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: M F Morris

Just denied in 2m novice at last year's Festival and pick of form this term when good third in competitive Leopardstown handicap at same trip over Christmas; faded before last in very valuable event at same track latest; back up in trip here and the choice of Mark Walsh.

12/1

13th

14

6th Feb 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Get My Drift

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: M F Morris

Lightly raced since winning a maiden hurdle here two Christmasses ago; stayed on well when third on his handicap debut here in December; more needed but the type that will be well suited by a strong gallop and is the selection of Mark Walsh; should go well.

8/1

3rd

4

27th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

Get My Drift

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: M F Morris

Promising type won his maiden over C&D this day last year and later ran a cracker at the Puncheston festival; wasn't beaten far on return last month and can go well on handicap debut.

5/1

Form: 0-9920 C

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Won 3m handicap here in December 2020,; lightly raced this season but didn't run at all badly in Leopardstown handicaps before last month's second to a clear-cut winner in 2m7f Thurles conditions (this week's winner Crosshill well back in third); down the field in this race last year and again well held here on Thursday.
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10th

9

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Unexpected Depth

11st 6lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Oliver McKiernan

Won 3m handicap here in December 2020,; lightly raced this season but didn't run at all badly in Leopardstown handicaps before last month's second to a clear-cut winner in 2m7f Thurles conditions (this week's winner Crosshill well back in third); down the field in this race last year and again well held here on Thursday.

20/1

18th

2

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Unexpected Depth

11st 10lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Oliver McKiernan

2nd

6

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:37 Thurles

Unexpected Depth

11st 0lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Oliver McKiernan

Kicked off last season in good form, winning a 3m handicap hurdle at Punchestown and twice placed in races over the same trip at Leopardstown; has run quite creditably off a high rating in the same two races this season; beaten around 2 1/2l when fourth to Commander Of Fleet here a year ago; leading chance.

2/1

Form: 1-5517 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; two from two in heavy ground bumpers last year including Listed contest at Limerick; off the mark on third start over hurdles at Navan (2m) before upped markedly in trip in Fairyhouse novices' handicap, not looking to get home over 3m; intermediate trip her could be ideal; 1lb wrong
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7th

2

29th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Belle Metal

11st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

13/2

11th

26

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Belle Metal

10st 0lb

J: Reserve

T: W P Mullins

Second reserve; two from two in heavy ground bumpers last year including Listed contest at Limerick; off the mark on third start over hurdles at Navan (2m) before upped markedly in trip in Fairyhouse novices' handicap, not looking to get home over 3m; intermediate trip her could be ideal; 1lb wrong

7th

11

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 110y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Belle Metal

10st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

13/2

Form: 70-950 C

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Familiar sight finishing strongly over about 2m, including when taking nice prize at Leopardstown last season and when good fifth at same venue in February; once again failed to convince (reportedly didn't stay on soft ground), having finished down the field in this race last year; opposable.
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12th

4

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Drop The Anchor

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P A Fahy

Familiar sight finishing strongly over about 2m, including when taking nice prize at Leopardstown last season and when good fifth at same venue in February; once again failed to convince (reportedly didn't stay on soft ground), having finished down the field in this race last year; opposable.

14/1

14th

13

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Drop The Anchor

11st 1lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P A Fahy

His four attempts at 2m4f have not yielded anything exciting but he's a familiar sight finishing strongly over about 2m, including when he took a good prize at Leopardstown last winter and when seventh in the County here (3lb lower today) last March; passed a huge number of rivals when fifth of 27 in the same Leopardstown race last month, so needs a second look.

10/1

5th

4

6th Feb 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Drop The Anchor

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P A Fahy

Landed this race last year off a 10lb lower mark and ran well in the County Hurdle; not a factor in the Betfair at Ascot in December but cannot be ignored here.

33/1

Form: -6800F D

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Has struggled this season, halfway faller at Cork over Easter; of limited appeal off this mark.
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1st

7

(4)

5th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 210y

17:10 Listowel

Damalisque

11st 0lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

raced wide, slowly away and lost many lengths start, soon recovered in rear, rapid headway after 1f, soon joined leaders, led and made rest after 3f, faced challenge but going okay 2f out, soon pushed along, kept on well final 110yds, readily

16/1

7th

8

31st May 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

17:35 Ballinrobe

Damalisque

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

midfield, ridden but no extra after 2 out

16/1

13th

15

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Damalisque

10st 13lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Has struggled this season, halfway faller at Cork over Easter; of limited appeal off this mark.

25/1

Form: 0-20F0 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Didn't jump well and dropped away tamely on recent Fairyhouse comeback run; needs to improve considerably although does have his ground.
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12th

1

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

15:30 Killarney

Hannon

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

14th

6

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Hannon

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Didn't jump well and dropped away tamely on recent Fairyhouse comeback run; needs to improve considerably although does have his ground.

20/1

Form: 13P43P

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Improved performer last summer, winning at Listowel and Killarney and finishing third in a valuable contest at Listowel; fair form this term but ground against him on latest at Cork; ground more in his favour here.
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4th

9

31st May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Wouldn’t You Agree

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

held up in behind leaders, no impression when pushed along after 3 out, went modest fourth approaching last, kept on, never near to challenge

16/1

15th

22

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Wouldn’t You Agree

10st 6lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Griffin

Improved performer last summer, winning at Listowel and Killarney and finishing third in a valuable contest at Listowel; fair form this term but ground against him on latest at Cork; ground more in his favour here.

16/1

Form: 00-127

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Better than ever in two races at Kelso on joining this stable, winning over 2m5f then second in the Morebattle back over 2m; didn't appear to stay 3m at Aintree latest so will appreciate return to this intermediate trip.
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6th

1

30th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Saint D’oroux

11st 10lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

towards rear, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, soon struggling, well held after 2 out

8/1

16th

12

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Saint D’oroux

11st 3lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Better than ever in two races at Kelso on joining this stable, winning over 2m5f then second in the Morebattle back over 2m; didn't appear to stay 3m at Aintree latest so will appreciate return to this intermediate trip.

20/1

7th

7

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Saint D’oroux

11st 4lb

J: Mr Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

Form: -14906

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Won a nice pot at Killarney this time last year and fine fourth in Galway Hurdle; won on the Flat last autumn but has struggled in handicap hurdles, bit more encouraging last time at Fairyhouse; marked step up in trip here with hood tried.
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17th

8

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Jesse Evans

11st 6lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Won a nice pot at Killarney this time last year and fine fourth in Galway Hurdle; won on the Flat last autumn but has struggled in handicap hurdles, bit more encouraging last time at Fairyhouse; marked step up in trip here with hood tried.

14/1

6th

4

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Jesse Evans

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

17th

11

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Jesse Evans

11st 2lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Merely midfield in the Greatwood here (favourite) in November and off since; he's better than that, however, and the way he kept on for fourth in the Galway Hurdle (2m, good) in July, having been wide into the straight, suggests this test could be ideal if he's back on song; has won on yielding.

20/1

Form: 42312P

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Won maiden hurdle at Limerick and second in Grade 3 at same venue on heavy ground; didn't jump well when out of depth in Grade 1 at Fairyhouse on latest and now makes handicap debut; yard have seemingly stronger contenders.
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1st

5

4th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 100y

15:00 Tramore

Mi Lighthouse

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

towards rear, headway 3 out, led going easily 2 out, nudged along and clear approaching last, easily

4/1

5th

10

31st May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Mi Lighthouse

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

held up in behind leaders, pushed along when no impression after 3 out, lost fourth and weakened approaching last, jumped right and not fluent last

8/1

6th

6

15th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Mi Lighthouse

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

9/1

Form: 1-4103

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Easy winner of ordinary Fairyhouse mares' maiden and returned to same venue a fortnight ago with excellent run in valuable 2m handicap, only conceding second to stalemate La Prima Donna final strides; meets that rival on similar terms here and big chance if she stays this longer trip.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

28th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 170y

14:33 Punchestown

Heia

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Seems to struggle in hotter company but latest Killarney effort (RPR 135) advertises credentials if she stays (non-stayer on form but early days); tactically versatile.

2/1

2nd

10

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

15:00 Killarney

Heia

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

19th

20

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Heia

10st 8lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Easy winner of ordinary Fairyhouse mares' maiden and returned to same venue a fortnight ago with excellent run in valuable 2m handicap, only conceding second to stalemate La Prima Donna final strides; meets that rival on similar terms here and big chance if she stays this longer trip.

9/1

Form: 55-001

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Good novice hurdler last season and put behind him two moderate runs this campaign to win Cork conditions event 13 days ago, made plenty of use of in today's headgear combination and just holding on in heavy ground; unproven over this far and encounters much better ground here.
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Verdict Starting price

20th

7

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Irascible

11st 6lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Good novice hurdler last season and put behind him two moderate runs this campaign to win Cork conditions event 13 days ago, made plenty of use of in today's headgear combination and just holding on in heavy ground; unproven over this far and encounters much better ground here.

14/1

1st

5

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Cork

Irascible

11st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

14/1

16th

14

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Irascible

11st 1lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Henry De Bromhead

Lightly raced 7yo who showed promise in Grade 1 novices last season and may have needed last month's belated reappearance run in a Fairyhouse handicap; with a leading trainer and it's too soon to write him off, but his claims are hardly compelling on the back of that latest performance.

33/1

Form: 0-6804 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Had been disappointing in handicaps until much improved in first-time hood back at 2m at Fairyhouse over Easter, finishing out his race well after being denied a clear run between the final two flights; bit to find with both La Prima Donna and Heia on that run but longer trip could suit; one to consider.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

21th

14

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Hes A Hardy Bloke

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Noel Meade

Had been disappointing in handicaps until much improved in first-time hood back at 2m at Fairyhouse over Easter, finishing out his race well after being denied a clear run between the final two flights; bit to find with both La Prima Donna and Heia on that run but longer trip could suit; one to consider.

12/1

4th

7

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Hes A Hardy Bloke

10st 11lb

J: E Walsh

T: Noel Meade

10th

12

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Hes A Hardy Bloke

11st 3lb

J: E Walsh

T: Noel Meade

Has raced at only 2m when over hurdles; this longer trip is worth exploring as he's a 3m point winner and bred to be suited by 2m4f+; however, looks a weak contender on handicap form and isn't obviously well treated.

25/1

Form: 31141- D

Last run: 424 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
Progressive novice last season, winning three of last four starts on heavy, impressive under forcing tactics over 2m4f at Gowran final occasion; hit with 14lb hike for latest and interesting to see how he fares on this better ground after 14 months' absence.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

19

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

No Grey Area’s

10st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Martin Hassett

Progressive novice last season, winning three of last four starts on heavy, impressive under forcing tactics over 2m4f at Gowran final occasion; hit with 14lb hike for latest and interesting to see how he fares on this better ground after 14 months' absence.

16/1

Form: 382280 C

Last run: 217 days

W: 10st 11lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Veteran off the track since September and may well need this comeback run with Killarney on the horizon.
Place /
No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

26th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 2

15:55 Cartmel

Peregrine Run

12st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

prominent, ridden home turn, stayed on final 110yds, went third towards finish

7/1

3rd

3

31st May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:35 Ballinrobe

Peregrine Run

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

in touch with leaders, headway on inner when good jump 5 out, pushed along when bit short of room after 3 out, ridden and went second after 2 out, kept on but held run-in, lost second final strides

15/2

5th

5

16th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:30 Killarney

Peregrine Run

11st 0lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

Form: 2117/0

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Won a Grade 3 novice at this trip in 2020 but little has been seen of since, reappearing from 735-day absence when surprisingly strong in the market for Martin Pipe at Cheltenham but never sighted (reportedly bled from nose); cheekpieces now tried.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7

29th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Five O’Clock

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

3/1

5

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Five O’Clock

11st 6lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

Won a Grade 3 novice at this trip in 2020 but little has been seen of since, reappearing from 735-day absence when surprisingly strong in the market for Martin Pipe at Cheltenham but never sighted (reportedly bled from nose); cheekpieces now tried.

14/1

18th

4

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Five O’Clock

11st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

Absent since finishing seventh (off 4lb higher; prominent in betting) on soft ground in this race two years ago, running creditably despite a spot of bother going out on the second circuit; progressive on the whole and market support should be heeded on belated return to action.

14/1

Form: 0/0426

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
First reserve; quite highly tried at times, including when tailed off in Grade 2 contest at Fairyhouse last time; hard to fancy on handicap bow.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

25

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Hollow Sound

10st 1lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Luke Comer

First reserve; quite highly tried at times, including when tailed off in Grade 2 contest at Fairyhouse last time; hard to fancy on handicap bow.

6th

7

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Hollow Sound

11st 3lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Luke Comer

100/1

2nd

2

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Fairyhouse

Hollow Sound

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Luke Comer

Bumper winner and came back to some sort of form when a decent fourth in a Navan novice hurdle last month; others more likely but won't be far away if putting his best foot forward.

14/1

Form: 45P100 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict
Navan win in January (2m4f, yielding) reads well and excuses last time in Martin Pipe at Cheltenham; well beaten here on Thursday when not looking to stay 3m.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

The Very Man

11st 8lb

J: Robbie Power

T: Mrs John Harrington

Navan win in January (2m4f, yielding) reads well and excuses last time in Martin Pipe at Cheltenham; well beaten here on Thursday when not looking to stay 3m.

33/1

12th

1

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

The Very Man

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

14th

1

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

The Very Man

11st 10lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Mrs John Harrington

Has the trends on his side, as the last four winners of this race were at the head of the weights (they all carried 11-10 or 11-9); successful at Navan (2m4f, yielding; only third run for new yard) in January and that form has been boosted by the runner-up since; one to consider.

25/1

Form: 802112 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Third reserve; very progressive of late with two wins and two seconds, up 21lb in total; finished a place ahead of subsequent winner Bugs Moran when runner-up over 3m at Cork last time on good; 2m4f on decent ground could be a struggle.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

27

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Wild Hunt

10st 0lb

J: Reserve

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Third reserve; very progressive of late with two wins and two seconds, up 21lb in total; finished a place ahead of subsequent winner Bugs Moran when runner-up over 3m at Cork last time on good; 2m4f on decent ground could be a struggle.

20

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 110y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Wild Hunt

10st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

3

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Wild Hunt

12st 0lb

J: D G Hogan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Much improved last month, winning at Clonmel and Down Royal before taking a further step forward when second over today's C&D, keeping on well on ground probably plenty quick enough; slightly easier ground here in his favour and should again be thereabouts.

13/2

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Selections

The Irish Sun:

Adamantly Chosen

RP Ratings (IRE):

La Prima Donna

TOPSPEED:

Fastorslow

SPOTLIGHT:

Hes A Hardy Bloke

POSTDATA:

Aarons Day