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16:55 Punchestown

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Punchestown Handicap (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 1m 1f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Punchestown Handicap (Div I)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

66/1 (Won)

  • Win: £45.20
  • Place: £11.70

Form: 0000

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on handicap debut at Gowran over 7f and step-up in trip along with cheekpieces need to have an effect.

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10th

11

(11)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Our Dickie

8st 8lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Well beaten in three runs for his current stable, including over C&D last time; new headgear tried here but looks up against it.

33/1

14th

13

(14)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Our Dickie

8st 12lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

towards rear of midfield

20/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: -78332

Last run: 93 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Placed three times over 1m at Gowran this season with last run coming in June; should stay this extra furlong and can run well if ready enough after her break.

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No Results Found

7/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 040603

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Won his fifth race when taking a Limerick claimer in June and some decent handicap runs since; cheekpieces worn last time are retained; a squeak down 4lb; handles soft.

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15th

19

(19)

30th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

16:50 Cork

Salt Whistle Bay

8st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Charles Coakley

First reserve; hard to fancy on struggles this year.

11th

13

(3)

29th Jul 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:25 Gowran Park

Salt Whistle Bay

8st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Charles Coakley

Sole win since 2018 came in a claimer last year; struggling for form this campaign and probably needs a bit further at this stage.

20/1

Form: 970072

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Dual AW winner is 0-15 on turf but ran well enough when second (albeit btn 5l) at Naas last time; needs more to go one better but not an easy draw.

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No Results Found

Form: 402078

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Four-time AW winner got off the mark on turf at Listowel in June and some decent runs at various trips since; has a squeak off 4lb higher than that winning mark.

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13th

11

(6)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:55 Dundalk (AW)

Miss Cunning

8st 12lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Aengus King

Gained the most recent of her six wins at Cork in April; two poor runs after Limerick third in June; others much better suited by the race conditions here.

33/1

OUR TIP

16/1

Form: 0036-0

Last run: 115 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 11 starts but has been placed a few times; disappointing on seasonal debut in May but is capable of much better; yard had a big-race winner recently, so is of some interest off an attractive mark.

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10th

14

(11)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Dagoda

8st 13lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

Dual Curragh winner last season emerged from winter break with eyecatching fourth at same venue nine days ago, finishing strongly after not clear run; interesting contender, better ground no problem.

10/1

4th

4

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Dagoda

9st 11lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Miss Jennifer Anne Lynch

Gained back-to-back course wins (6f/7f) last season and was third of 19 after missing the break in a C&D handicap in October; has the form to feature if returning in similar nick.

11/1

5/1

Form: 8008

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Glimpses of ability in maidens and should have come on from first run for 90 days at Curragh last time; needs a market check on handicap debut.

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8th

9

(21)

31st Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:35 Galway

Insulate

9st 3lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

Disappointing in 1m4f maiden latest but her two handicap runs before that were promising, notably when fifth of 19 over 1m2f on soft ground at Navan; stamina a concern back up in trip.

14/1

7th

9

(10)

18th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 184y

16:35 Gowran Park

Insulate

9st 3lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

midfield on outer, headway and prominent 4f out, ridden and weakened from 2f out

10/1

5th

8

(14)

5th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Navan

Insulate

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

in touch with leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and briefly went third over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

8/1

20/1

Form: 0-0600

Last run: 53 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Has shown glimpses of ability over various trips; 6f looked too short last time and this trip should suit better; headgear worn recently is discarded.

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7th

6

(11)

30th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

16:00 Musselburgh

Non Mollare

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Daragh Bourke

Runner-up at Newcastle (1m, AW) last month then won comfortably here (1m1f, good) three weeks ago; the drop back in trip seems a likely negative but she went close over 7f on AW in February and is entitled to respect given how well she took to the course last time on her first visit here.

13/2

1st

9

(12)

11th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 6

16:53 Musselburgh

Non Mollare

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Daragh Bourke

Returned from three-month break with creditable second on Tapeta at Newcastle (1m) a fortnight ago but needs to prove she can transfer that form to turf (unplaced all ten starts on grass).

7/1

2nd

5

(9)

29th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Non Mollare

9st 7lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Daragh Bourke

in touch with leaders towards near side, headway and went second 2f out, chased clear leader over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, no match for winner

13/2

9th
2 (16)
Star Official

16/1

Form: 543900

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 12 starts twice ran well at Gowran earlier in the summer but was poor the last twice; needs to return to his best to have a chance.

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9th

2

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Star Official

11st 13lb

J: Miss Georgie Benson

T: R Donohoe

C&D winner earlier this winter; ground/trip both fine for him but he's probably on a stiff enough mark for now.

6/1

4th

8

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 175y

15:05 Naas

Star Official

10st 13lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: R Donohoe

Won a Thurles handicap hurdle in October and very consistent since; needs to bounce back from a sub-standard effort at Gowran but every chance of doing so in this company.

11/2

5th

3

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

Star Official

12st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: R Donohoe

Winner off 95 at Thurles in October and fairly consistent since over hurdles and in a Flat handicap; his best might not be quite good enough here.

12/1

10th
3 (11)
Atlas

16/1

Form: 530570

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Veteran has been dropping down the handicap but was still beaten 13l over 7f at Galway last time and major improvement needed from that.

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18th

20

(19)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Curragh

Atlas

8st 12lb

J: Alyse Clarke

T: T G McCourt

A long time since his last win (July 2020); all four wins on better ground; veteran is hard to fancy based on overall profile and recent mid-field run at Leopardstown.

40/1

8th

13

(4)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 0y

16:50 Leopardstown

Atlas

9st 0lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

Long time since his last win (2020) and wins all on better ground; hard to fancy.

20/1

Form: 0707-

Last run: 352 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

A glimpse of ability in maidens last year before beaten a long way on handicap debut and gelded since; not a lot of appeal on seasonal debut.

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12th

9

(10)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Chutzpal

9st 0lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Eoin Doyle

Sole win in 21 starts came over C&D last winter and back on that last winning mark; needs to step up on his sixth in a claimer here last week.

14/1

6th

7

(6)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

15:15 Dundalk (AW)

Chutzpal

9st 6lb

J: Alan Persse

T: Eoin Doyle

Course 2m handicap winner just over a year ago, best run this year when third over 2m1f at Limerick in June; last three runs have been over hurdles; others much better suited by the race conditions.

20/1

22/1

Form: 42-070

Last run: 100 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Won twice on the AW in 2020 for former yard; maiden after 30 turf starts was beaten a long way at Listowel in June and this is first run since; handles soft.

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11th

11

(9)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:20 Dundalk (AW)

Kudbegood

8st 12lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: P J F Murphy

towards rear

20/1

11th

13

(9)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Kudbegood

8st 12lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: P J F Murphy

upset in stalls, took keen hold, started quickly, dropped to midfield, towards rear after 2f

16/1

8/1

Form: 075-05

Last run: 40 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Dual winner didn't run badly at Leopardstown last time over this trip and if improving a bit from that is a likely player today; handles soft.

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16th

22

(12)

13th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

18:50 Leopardstown

Treble Cone

8st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Gerard Keane

Two-time winner but a long time since the latest of those; okay C&D run in August but little in three starts since albeit better for last month's reappearance at Gowran.

20/1

Form: 0966

Last run: 132 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Showed a glimpse of ability in maidens and didn't run badly on handicap debut behind a subsequent improver at Gowran in May; chance if ready enough after break.

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2nd

2

(6)

20th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:55 Dundalk (AW)

French Rescue

9st 12lb

J: Tom Kiely Marshall

T: John Geoghegan

prominent, challenging when ridden over 2f out, kept on well final 110yds, always held

7/1

2nd

4

(14)

14th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

French Rescue

9st 12lb

J: Tom Kiely Marshall

T: John Geoghegan

prominent, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and chased clear leader inside final furlong, no match for winner

6/1

4th

9

(9)

9th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Dundalk (AW)

French Rescue

9st 5lb

J: Tom Kiely Marshall

T: John Geoghegan

Sole success from eight outings came over this trip at the Curragh in September; ran well afterwards at Killarney; tame effort when last seen at Gowran Park in September; three poor efforts on this surface on his CV.

12/1

Form: 083209

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; maiden was twice placed on soft ground in May but has been below that form the last twice on a sound surface; ease in the ground a help and blinkers replace cheekpieces.

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11th

2

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:42 Naas

Breakintheclouds

11st 13lb

J: Alix Balfe

T: Patrick Downey

Lowly rated Flat handicapper; not entirely disgraced in two starts in maiden hurdles last month; could outrun his likely odds.

50/1

14th

7

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

Breakintheclouds

11st 7lb

J: Alix Balfe

T: Patrick Downey

never better than midfield, no extra from 2 out

200/1

10th

2

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

12:45 Cork

Breakintheclouds

11st 12lb

J: Alix Balfe

T: Patrick Downey

Placed twice at a modest level on the Flat; tailed off at Navan on only start over hurdles; last of 14 on a recent 1m handicap run at Dundalk.

100/1

Form: 0/000-

Last run: 376 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; maiden after 9 starts makes seasonal debut; attractive mark and has handled soft but needs a return to best form.

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15th

11

(9)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:00 Curragh

Broken Silence

8st 12lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Reginald Roberts

prominent

50/1

7th

11

(5)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Broken Silence

8st 12lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Reginald Roberts

First-time blinkers failed to recapture the sparkle when down the field at Fairyhouse; modest form and hard to fancy.

20/1

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Non-runners

Ya Ya Baby, Breakintheclouds, Broken Silence

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Payout
Exacta €2777.00
Straight Forecast €1746.00
Tricast €14660.30
Trifecta €24250.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Insulate

The Irish Sun:

Everylittlestep

RP Ratings (IRE):

Salt Whistle Bay

POSTDATA:

Atlas