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Tote Always SP Or Better Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)

  • Prize money: £49579.83
  • 2m 3f 30y
  • 25 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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0

1

4th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

15:15 Ascot

Camprond

12st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

in touch with leaders, eased and pulled up after 3rd

20/1

15th

3

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Camprond

11st 11lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Returned to form with close third of 26 in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham (2m5f, soft) last month, where he was 3l ahead when not fluent at the final flight; close second of 22 at this meeting in 2021 (2m, good to soft) and he's a strong contender despite a 5lb rise since last time.

11/2

3rd

18

15th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Camprond

11st 1lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Fourth in two major handicaps here last term, including this race when soft ground might not have been ideal; won well in a good handicap at Punchestown (2m3f, yielding) next time; failed to shine this winter, chasing initially, but he is 2lb lower than this time last year; headed the recent betting.

9/1

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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1st

5

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 213y

17:25 Punchestown

Fastorslow

11st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

prominent, went second before 4th

3/1

3

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Fastorslow

11st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

Has proved a natural jumper of fences and he put up a mammoth display when narrowly failing to give 4lb to Corach Rambler in the Ultima last March; gave Galopin Des Champs and Bravemansgame a nasty shock in a 3m Punchestown Grade 1 (yielding) next time and had the former nearly 2l away in third when winning there in November; had to play second fiddle to a reinvigorated Galopin Des Champs at Leopardstown next time but has had wind surgery since and this reliable stayer has a sporting chance of revenge over the longest trip he's tackled.

4/1

2nd

2

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

15:35 Leopardstown

Fastorslow

11st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

raced in second, not fluent 13th, pushed along and pressed leader approaching last, no extra inside final 110yds

11/4

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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3rd

6

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

18:25 Taunton

Bread And Butter

11st 9lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Easily his best run for this yard was his first when runner-up in a big field at last year's Punchestown festival; hasn't been threatening a return to that form and remains best watched.

6/1

9th

11

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

15:00 Taunton

Bread And Butter

10st 8lb

J: Mr Oliver Boyden

T: Olly Murphy

Very creditable second of 25 at Punchestown festival (2m4f, yielding) on stable debut last April but seems badly to have lost his way since; big leap of faith required to support him at present.

33/1

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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7th

4

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Adamantly Chosen

11st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

midfield, hampered by faller 5 out, not fluent 5 out

16/1

21th

22

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Adamantly Chosen

10st 9lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Runner-up in a maiden hurdle on sole start on heavy; weakened right out of it on his only two appearances over about 3m, including in the Cheltenham Grade 1 novice last March; however, he put 14l between himself and his remaining three rivals (eventually headed by Roi Mage) after leading two out in a 3m2f conditions event on soft at Down Royal four weeks ago; needs better again but is much more interesting after that latest run.

50/1

1st

2

17th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 50y

15:27 Down Royal

Adamantly Chosen

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

prominent, jockey lost iron briefly when mistake 4th, led before 2 out, went clear approaching last, comfortably

5/1

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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0

17

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 108y

14:30 Galway

La Prima Donna

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Favourite when brought down in this race last year; blotted her copybook in a big way after 11 months off when refusing to race at Kilbeggan last time; blinkered here but hard to trust after that.

40/1

2

19th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 59y

18:43 Kilbeggan

La Prima Donna

11st 3lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

walked into the start, refused to race

2/1

14

30th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 168y

14:30 Galway

La Prima Donna

10st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

midfield, hampered and brought down 3 out

6/1

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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3rd

2

20th Aug 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 80y

15:20 Killarney

Berkshire Royal

11st 6lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

prominent, not fluent 3 out, soon edged right and bumped rival then pushed along, made challenge 2 out, ridden but no extra when squeezed out approaching last

11/1

6th

7

(1)

13th Aug 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 50y

19:30 Tramore

Berkshire Royal

9st 3lb

J: Jake Coen

T: W P Mullins

prominent, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

20/1

16th

4

(14)

27th Jul 2022

Soft

2m 0f 110y

20:20 Galway

Berkshire Royal

10st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: W P Mullins

always towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon no impression

16/1

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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5th

2

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Punchestown

The Shunter

11st 9lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

held up in last early, some headway when mistake 8th

8/1

1st

12

(3)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

The Shunter

9st 1lb

J: James Doyle

T: Emmet Mullins

Prolific spell over jumps culminated in 2021 Cheltenham Festival win; no joy in that sphere since and now a 10yo but he made up his ground too late when fourth of 20 at Naas (2m, heavy) last November and his 1m4f run this August was encouraging; missed last month's Irish Cesarewitch due to coughing but today's race can play to his strengths and he's in with a big shout.

10/1

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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16

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Aarons Day

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Winning chaser at Naas last season; not seen since pulling up in a Grade A novice handicap here a year ago; best watched; 2lb wrong

50/1

12

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Aarons Day

10st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Won a Naas novice handicap in January; well below that level in a Grade 2 at Navan next time; was running a decent race in a Grade 3 at Naas when falling; soundly beaten last of five finishers at Fairyhouse.

25/1

5th

2

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 105y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Aarons Day

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Won a Naas novice handicap in January but was well below that level in a Grade 2 at Navan next time; was running a decent race in a Grade 3 back at Naas last time when falling; not dismissed.

17/2

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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4th

2

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:30 Punchestown

Get My Drift

11st 10lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: M F Morris

Off the mark over fences at fifth attempt when taking decent 2m3f Kilbeggan beginners' event last month, staying on well to assert late on (first two clear); drop back to 2m may not be ideal on such quick ground.

11/4

1st

4

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 20y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Get My Drift

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: M F Morris

Hurdle winner has run some solid races in four chase starts, notably in a hot Leopardstown handicap last time in first-time cheekpieces; a repeat of that run will see him closely involved.

100/30

6th

8

4th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Get My Drift

10st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: M F Morris

Beaten 22l behind Appreciate in a beginners' at Punchestown in December; looks like a potential improver now switching to handicaps and well treated on his peak hurdle form; wears first-time cheekpieces.

100/30

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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8

29th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Unexpected Depth

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Oliver McKiernan

Recorded the most recent of three hurdle wins over two years ago; made a good start over fences at Naas, chasing home 12l winner Three Stripe Life after a couple of mistakes and being hampered by a faller; disappointing at Thurles five weeks ago, and held by Churchstonewarrior on that evidence.

14/1

4th

8

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

12:30 Thurles

Unexpected Depth

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

No win for two years over hurdles but made a highly promising chase debut at Naas 12 days ago when chasing home the very classy Three Stripe Life after a couple of mistakes and being hampered by a faller; step up in trip will suit and bound to improve for the experience; could well go close.

4/1

2nd

11

12th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Naas

Unexpected Depth

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Winner of his sole point-to-point; good hurdler although two years without a win; showed his well-being with a narrow defeat in a 3m handicap hurdle at Gowran last month and could go well here.

8/1

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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14th

17

4th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Leopardstown

Belle Metal

10st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: W P Mullins

towards rear, became detached 4 out

20/1

11th

12

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:07 Navan

Belle Metal

10st 0lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

Couldn't build on her maiden hurdle success at this venue last season and she was pulled up on last month's return; questions to answer with first-time cheekpieces fitted; 2lb wrong.

8/1

3

26th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:08 Limerick

Belle Metal

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Dual bumper winner, including a Listed event here last year; won a Navan 2m maiden hurdle in March but wasn't at her best in handicaps final two starts of last season; however, is a danger if restored to her best.

4/1

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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0

7

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 50y

13:42 Navan

Drop The Anchor

10st 12lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: P A Fahy

Dual-purpose sort has won valuable handicaps in both codes; well beaten on his last number of hurdle starts and blinkers will have to make a difference.

33/1

10th

7

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

14:00 Naas

Drop The Anchor

10st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: P A Fahy

towards rear of midfield

25/1

12th

3

(11)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 31y

17:10 Naas

Drop The Anchor

9st 8lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: P A Fahy

dwelt start

12/1

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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17th

11

12th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:30 Naas

Damalisque

10st 9lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Just one win since 2017, a handicap hurdle success at Navan two seasons ago; doesn't look well treated on anything he's done since and best form has come on heavy.

33/1

9th

4

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:28 Galway

Damalisque

11st 9lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Dual winner over hurdles; had gone off the boil a little when last seen and mark looks on high side for his recent achievements; off 151 days.

25/1

3

24th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:30 Listowel

Damalisque

11st 2lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Won a big pot over this trip at Navan last year and now only 4lb higher after some modest efforts since; back from a summer break.

20/1

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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4

26th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 54y

17:40 Galway

Hannon

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

pushed along briefly, prominent, weakened 2 out, dropped to rear when pushed along and no extra after last, pulled up quickly home turn, dismounted, looked to go wrong (jockey said gelding was pulled up lame during this race)

9/2

2nd

2

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:45 Wexford

Hannon

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

raced in second, led 1st, joined after 2nd, led again halfway, faced challenge from 3 out, pushed along and headed before 2 out, ridden and went clear with winner run-in, kept on

3/1

12th

1

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

15:30 Killarney

Hannon

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

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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11th

3

1st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

16:25 Tipperary

Wouldnt You Agree

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

midfield

16/1

15th

16

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Wouldnt You Agree

10st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

Only his second run in blinkers when winning at Bellewstown (2m1f, good) before disappointing on soft ground at Killarney; needs conditions to dry out, and yet even then he looks vulnerable in this company.

40/1

10th

5

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:50 Killarney

Wouldnt You Agree

10st 8lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

Won this two years ago; first success since then came in second-time blinkers when rider cut every corner to beat Set Point at Bellewstown; up 5lb and others have more upside.

8/1

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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4th

5

27th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 3

16:00 Cartmel

Saint Doroux

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

tracked leader, slow jump 4th, pushed along before 3 out, weakened gradually from 2 out

5/2

12th

9

30th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 168y

14:30 Galway

Saint Doroux

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

always towards rear, lost touch from 3 out

50/1

6th

1

30th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Saint Doroux

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

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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3rd

2

(3)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Jesse Evans

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

in touch with leaders, headway disputing second 3f out, outpaced 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on

3/1

0

10

(18)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Jesse Evans

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Noel Meade

A fourth and two seconds in the last three runnings of the Galway Hurdle; also a force on the Flat, winning at Killarney (1m6f) in August and close fourth of 30 in Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh (2m1f, soft) three weeks ago; in-form contender who needs plenty of respect.

10/1

4th

17

(20)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Jesse Evans

9st 7lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Noel Meade

prominent throughout, disputing lead under 2f out, kept on until no extra towards finish

12/1

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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7

23rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

16:35 Listowel

Mi Lighthouse

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, midfield when mistake 6th, not fluent and dropped to rear 8th, became detached 9th, pulled up after 4 out

9/1

9th

12

20th Aug 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:05 Killarney

Mi Lighthouse

10st 6lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

never better than mid-division, hampered 6th, ridden but no impression from 2 out, not fluent last

6/1

1st

5

20th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Mi Lighthouse

10st 13lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

tracked leader, lost second 4th, slightly hampered 6th, not fluent 3 out, switched right before 2 out, led 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden and edged left run-in, just held on

7/4

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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5th

3

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

13:45 Cork

Heia

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Dual winner over hurdles and successful start chasing when making all in ordinary Tramore mares event in June; hasn't progressed however in three starts since in better company and looks to have it to do here.

16/1

2nd

3

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 65y

16:20 Clonmel

Heia

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold early, raced in second, pressed leader when jumped slightly left 7th, led before 4 out, headed 2 out, soon no extra, weakening when mistake and pecked on landing last

7/2

5th

3

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Listowel

Heia

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Twice successful over hurdles, rated 134; made a bright start over fences with a comfortable win at Tramore in June; stable's second-string when unable to make much impression at Galway.

2/1

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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7th

3

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

14:50 Punchestown

Irascible

11st 3lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dual winner over hurdles; yet to produce his best over fences but ran well for a long way when falling at the last in a handicap chase at Fairyhouse in April; this trip should be more like it and has a chance off this mark if he handles the better ground.

4/1

3

10th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 0f 130y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Irascible

11st 9lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Up and down over hurdles but smart form in winning a 2m conditions hurdle last April; behind respected opposition in two beginners' chases and handicaps are now a better option, but he has stamina to prove over this far.

14/1

2nd

3

27th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Irascible

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Not the easiest to predict over hurdles but eyecatching form when edging out Cash Back in a conditions hurdle in April (2m, heavy), posting RPR of 143; probably failed to stay 2m6f on his switch to fences at Thurles but even so he could have shaped better than he did; will need a whole lot more this afternoon.

7/1

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.

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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: 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.

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5th

10

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

The Very Man

11st 2lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Mrs John Harrington

No hurdle wins since January 2022 but won on the Flat at Ascot last year; didn't show much back over timber at the Dublin Racing Festival last time and others are more convincing.

20/1

17th

2

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

The Very Man

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Mrs John Harrington

Won the stayers' contest at the Shergar Cup meeting on the Flat last year before lesser efforts in both the Irish and Newmarket Cesarewitch; ran well when last seen over timber at the Punchestown festival, finishing runner-up to the well treated Seddon; while he's a point winner, he hasn't shown much over this sort of trip under rules and was ninth in this race off the same mark last season.

40/1

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.

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7

29th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Five OClock

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

8/1

5

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Five OClock

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 OClock

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: 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.

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11th

6

(14)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Peregrine Run

8st 13lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Peter Fahey

Veteran the winner of 20 of 68 races who likes a sound surface but making AW debut here on first start since August; sole Flat win came at Leopardstown in 2021.

20/1

0

1

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:00 Worcester

Peregrine Run

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Peter Fahey

Veteran who won this race last year and followed up off today's mark at Chepstow in October; only three runs since (one on Flat) and Galway latest was a step back in the right direction; has to be considered.

9/1

3rd

4

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 111y

14:55 Galway

Peregrine Run

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

in touch with leaders, soon went modest third, reminders and lost third after 8th, not fluent and went third again 4 out, kept on run-in, never on terms

8/1

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.

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19

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

No Grey Areas

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: 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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16th

4

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Hollow Sound

12st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Luke Comer

led, headed and raced in second 3rd, briefly led 4th

25/1

7th

2

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Hollow Sound

12st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Luke Comer

Bumper winner, inconsistent over hurdles, though ran well to take second in a 22-runner maiden here last winter; pulled up in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham; lacks the benefit of a recent outing.

25/1

22

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Hollow Sound

10st 10lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Luke Comer

Ran creditably in maiden hurdle at Punchestown (2m4f, yielding; clear second) last month; however, rather exposed (now 0-9 in this sphere) and looks unlikely to go one better in this hot handicap.

50/1

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.

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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

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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