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17:30 Punchestown

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Punchestown Handicap (Div II)

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

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £18.70
  • Place: £6.10

Form: 0076-0

Last run: 75 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 8 starts was beaten 10l at Bellewstown in June and will have to find improvement after a break.

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12th

3

(16)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 0y

16:50 Leopardstown

St Cianans Fire

9st 12lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Shane Crawley

Dual C&D winner whose turf win came on good-to-yielding; in good form on AW this winter but ground remains a concern here.

8/1

2nd

4

(14)

14th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

St Cianans Fire

9st 10lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Shane Crawley

Dual C&D winner who came right back to form on his stable debut here when runner-up over C&D last month; stable among the winners here too and this should go close despite a poor draw.

5/1

2nd

6

(9)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

St Cianans Fire

9st 9lb

J: Hugh Horgan

T: Shane Crawley

midfield, good headway and prominent under 2f out, ran on and went second final 110yds, no match for winner

14/1

14/1

  • Place: £11.70

Form: 177324

Last run: 72 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Won at Southwell in April off 48 for Richard Fahey and some decent runs in defeat since, mostly on turf; looks on a tough mark on debut for this yard.

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15th

1

(22)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Navan

Hello Power

10st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D J Bunyan & G O’Leary

Won 1m claimer at Gowran last month; found 7f inadequate last time; placed over a range of distances; has run well on soft on several occasions.

10/1

5th

9

(6)

18th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Fairyhouse

Hello Power

8st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D J Bunyan & G O’Leary

in rear

15/2

3rd
2 (9)
Soilse

16/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 6-69

Last run: 112 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Best of three maiden runs came on last start at Gowran in May; makes handicap debut after a break and market support would be significant; tongue-tie on.

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1st

1

(7)

25th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Soilse

9st 5lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

Improved form when apprentice-ridden in two handicap runs in quick succession last month; excellent run when out of the handicap at Leopardstown prompted a sharp rise in the ratings, but again ran well when fourth at Galway; went back into maiden company here last week, finishing up a close-up third behind two Joseph O'Brien-trained runners.

5/1

3rd

10

(14)

16th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

15:00 Dundalk (AW)

Soilse

9st 5lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: J S Bolger

in touch with leaders

9/2

4th

6

(8)

31st Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 0f 73y

13:10 Galway

Soilse

9st 12lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along from 3f out, outpaced and bit short of room when lost position home turn, soon ridden, ran on and went fourth towards finish

5/1

4/1

Form: -55092

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in maidens mostly over sprint trips; disappointed twice after but a better run upped to this trip at Tipperary last time; tongue-tie and cheekpieces retained; chance if handling this ground.

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12th

7

(12)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Lucky Queen

9st 5lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: P A Fahy

in touch with leaders

10/1

6th

6

(5)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Lucky Queen

9st 5lb

J: Kyanna Van Buuren

T: P A Fahy

One win, four seconds from 18 races, has finished in mid-field in two starts for this yard; needs to raise her game.

16/1

6th

6

(5)

30th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

16:00 Galway

Lucky Queen

9st 5lb

J: Kyanna Van Buuren

T: P A Fahy

One win, four seconds from 18 races, has finished in mid-field in two starts for this yard; needs to raise her game.

16/1

Form: 60-00

Last run: 101 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Beaten a long way on handicap debut at Listowel in June and is difficult to fancy.

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9th

11

(8)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

19:45 Southwell (AW)

The Lion Strikes

9st 9lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John O’Shea

16-race maiden; runner-up (beaten 4l) over 9.5f at Wolverhampton early in the New Year; ran to an identical RPR (49) when fifth of 11 in first-time blinkers back there latest; has some work to do with Storm Asset.

33/1

5th

10

(3)

11th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Lion Strikes

9st 9lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John O’Shea

in touch with leaders, switched left over 1f out, no extra towards finish

20/1

8th

10

(3)

21st Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

The Lion Strikes

8st 12lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John O’Shea

14-race maiden with a patchy overall record; tailed off at Chelmsford six weeks ago (tried in cheekpieces which are absent today) and others are far more convincing.

20/1

Form: -62509

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Won a Dundalk handicap last November and some decent runs since but Galway last time wasn't one of them, so has to rebound.

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14

(14)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Navan

Tara Power

9st 4lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Keith Henry Clarke

Only a length away over this far at Dundalk last time but his strike-rate of 1-32 is offputting.

12/1

3rd

11

(9)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:50 Dundalk (AW)

Tara Power

8st 7lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Keith Henry Clarke

Best form here has been over 1m, winning in 2001 and strong-finishing second in January (having missed the break); tardy start and left with plenty to do over this trip on latest; 9lb wrong here so lots to find.

16/1

Form: 95-09

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Beaten 9l on handicap debut at Tipperary last time; should have improved from that first run after a break, so a squeak.

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No Results Found

11/1

Form: 55-186 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Went up 7lb for winning narrowly at Gowran in May and has found life tougher twice since; however, is back to a more manageable mark and has form on soft, so a squeak.

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4th

4

(1)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:20 Dundalk (AW)

Leabaland

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: M M Lynch

prominent, outpaced over 1f out, rallied and went fourth towards finish

13/2

5th

9

(12)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Leabaland

9st 7lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: M M Lynch

C&D winner in 2020 and went close to gaining his second C&D win in December when beaten a nose by a well handicapped rival who has won again since; rock solid form and warrants respect despite 3lb rise.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 904018 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark at Leopardstown last month but was then beaten 11l at Down Royal; has to leave that run behind and is unproven on soft.

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15th

14

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Cork

Mads Black Eights

9st 6lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

Turf and AW winner for Matthew Smith but struggled last season and well beaten on stable debut at Dundalk in February; others preferred.

25/1

11th

14

(2)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Mads Black Eights

9st 5lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

in touch with leaders

16/1

Form: 074308

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

First reserve; maiden has run well a number of times in handicaps, including at Gowran last time; not without a chance, though a tough draw.

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16th

2

(15)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Naas

Breezy Zoff

10st 1lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

Just 1-27 and soundly beaten twice this season; however, has been placed many times and has a squeak if back to form.

22/1

12/1

Form: 0996

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Not a bad run on handicap debut at Gowran in July but will still have to find a fair bit more now even dropped 4lb since.

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13th

6

(9)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Rock Dandy

9st 10lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: P J F Murphy

Disappointed in his hat-trick bid at Listowel last time, possibly finding the ground too soft; needs to be equally as effective on AW to land a blow here from career-high mark.

7/1

10th

5

(15)

19th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 15y

14:40 Listowel

Rock Dandy

9st 11lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: P J F Murphy

Getting there before narrow Cork, Roscommon wins; ground to suit but races handy and draw not favourable now; promising young rider takes over; stable of Lucky Queen.

7/1

Form: 909535 BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 15 starts but hasn't been beaten far at times this year; didn't do himself any favours when breaking slowly the last twice but a player if getting away quicker.

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0

6

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

12:30 Fairyhouse

Men Of Dreams

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: J F Levins

Off the mark in a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan in June; poor form in three runs since and no signs of a revival when tailed off at Punchestown last month; hard to recommend on chase debut.

33/1

15th

3

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Men Of Dreams

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: J F Levins

didn't always jump with fluency, prominent early, dropped to midfield after 3rd, almost fell 6th, soon weakened and dropped to rear, tailed off

25/1

Form: 696325 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 14 starts has been knocking on the door a number of times this year; needs to find more but down 3lb can help; unraced on soft.

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16/1

Form: 00-040

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 18 starts was beaten a long way last time and is difficult to fancy.

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10th

11

(13)

10th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 3f 80y

16:25 Killarney

Benkogambit

8st 12lb

J: Jamie Powell

T: Martin Brassil

midfield, pushed along and weakened 2f out (jockey said gelding hung left in the straight)

16/1

17

(7)

7th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Benkogambit

8st 12lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Martin Brassil

Third reserve; maiden after 19 starts and hard to make a case for; 1lb wrong.

14th

9

(5)

13th Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

17:30 Punchestown

Benkogambit

8st 12lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Martin Brassil

dwelt start, pushed along briefly, always towards rear, raced wide when pushed along under 3f out, no impression when bit short of room 1f out

16/1

Form: 860-

Last run: 396 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; modest over jumps but has once shown a glimpse of ability in three Flat maidens; best watched on seasonal debut.

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0

4

11th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 160y

16:55 Wexford

Back O The Net

11st 4lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Sabrina J Harty

In poor form on the Flat of late and struggled over jumps back in 2020.

100/1

13th

1

(4)

18th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 6f 20y

20:20 Killarney

Back O The Net

11st 12lb

J: Mr A O Harrington

T: Sabrina J Harty

Maiden under all codes is rated just 44 and can't be fancied.

66/1

Form: 00000-

Last run: 393 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; is now 11lb below sole winning Flat mark (2020) and twice ran respectably in maiden hurdles over the summer; not discounted.

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6th

8

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

David Garrick

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Dual flat winner including at the Curragh in October; 0-6 hurdling, out of depth in Grade 3 following month; first handicap hurdle.

16/1

7th

5

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

14:02 Down Royal

David Garrick

10st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

took keen hold, soon prominent in chasing group, lost position 4th, towards rear when not fluent 2 out (usual 4 out), soon weakened

16/1

1st

13

(8)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Curragh

David Garrick

9st 10lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

in touch with leaders, went third under 4f out, led up the centre under 2f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied towards finish, led again post

11/2

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Non-runners

Mymacushla, Back O' The Net, David Garrick

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Payout
Exacta €6741.00
Straight Forecast €4365.40
Tricast €39296.90
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Leabaland

The Irish Sun:

Wayne R Walker

RP Ratings (IRE):

Men Of Dreams

POSTDATA:

Leabaland