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15:15 Punchestown

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Pertemps Network Group Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier)

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  • 2m 7f 190y
  • 16 runners
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Pertemps Network Group Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

Form: 5-15P4

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner up to 2m4f bounced back from a poor Galway Hurdle run to be a decent enough fourth over 2m5f back there last time; this new trip is a question.

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3rd

7

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

15:50 Punchestown

Shewearsitwell

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

led, ridden and headed before last, soon no chance with winner, lost second but kept on run-in

12/1

9th

9

14th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Shewearsitwell

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Got firmly back on track with successive wins to end 2022, including when too strong for Queens Brook (albeit in receipt of 3lb) in a Leopardstown Grade 3 (2m4f, soft) over Christmas; will need a good bit more again if she's to extend that winning sequence to three, though.

25/1

1st

6

29th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Shewearsitwell

10st 11lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders on outer, went second after 2 out (usual 3 out), pushed along to lead going best when switched right omitted last, stayed on, comfortably

6/4

Form: 3121-0 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won his second hurdle race when scoring over an extended 3m here in February; however, was well below that level on return last month (2m4f) but this trip will suit better.

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4th

4

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

My Immortal

11st 2lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

in touch with leaders

12/1

3rd

6

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

15:05 Navan

My Immortal

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

held up in rear

15/2

3rd

4

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 92y

15:00 Fairyhouse

My Immortal

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Point winner is rated 134 over hurdles after winning twice in that sphere over 3m; jumped left and well beaten on chasing debut over C&D after a year's absence, a long way behind Nick Rockett; has work to do.

20/1

Form: F13F-2 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden and novice here last season, both over approx' 2m4f before a third in a Thurles Grade 3; solid effort on return at Fairyhouse; this longer trip can suit and is of interest.

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3rd

1

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 43y

12:00 Punchestown

Captain Conby

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: E Sheehy

jumped left on occasions, led, faced challenge when jumped left and bumped rival 2 out, soon headed and weakened, no match for first two

4/1

3rd

1

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 1

13:50 Wincanton

Captain Conby

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: E Sheehy

took keen hold, midfield, awkward jump 4th, headway before 4 out, weakened after 3 out

4/1

2nd

2

1st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 20y

17:00 Tipperary

Captain Conby

11st 1lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: E Sheehy

disputed lead, led narrowly 3rd, headed and lost two places 4th, lost ground before 4 out, mistake 3 out, kept on and went modest second run-in, no match for winner

7/2

Form: 10/7-3

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Dual-purpose sort ran well enough when third over 2m at Galway last time but is just 1-16 over hurdles and is 7lb out of the handicap.

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7th

8

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 180y

15:32 Clonmel

Takarengo

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

1-26 record over hurdles; fair placed form over fences this season gives him claims of sorts but likely to find a couple too good.

8/1

5th

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

12:45 Punchestown

Takarengo

11st 13lb

J: Mr C Mullins

T: Thomas Mullins

1-25 record over hurdles is an ongoing negative; fair placed form over fences lately, in defiance of his tendency to make mistakes; made little impression over hurdles at Cheltenham nine days ago.

10/1

8

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Takarengo

11st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Did well to remain competitive in his recent handicap chases at Galway (2m6f) considering the mistakes he made; seems more effective over hurdles but he's hard to win with (1-24 in this discipline).

20/1

12/1

Form: 9/030-

Last run: 206 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Had been in good form last season on the Flat, winning twice and good efforts in defeat too; not bad runs in the spring when last seen over hurdles and is capable of a solid showing.

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7th

20

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Lord Erskine

10st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: H Rogers

Veteran with 11 wins, including very valuable 2m Leopardstown handicap hurdle in February off 120; out of depth when never sighted in Listed Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan on Saturday but can't be ruled out back at this level.

16/1

6th

4

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:00 Navan

Lord Erskine

9st 6lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: H Rogers

Veteran with 11 wins to his credit, including the Irish Cesarewitch when it was run here in 2017; showed his well-being when winning an ultra-competitive Listed handicap hurdle at Leopardstown in February; has a mountain to climb in this class of race though.

66/1

1st

21

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

Lord Erskine

10st 1lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: H Rogers

Won a valuable Flat handicap at the Curragh in September and carried that form over to hurdling; went closest when second to Harvard Guy over 2m4f at Navan but well below that form against the same rival two weeks ago; strong pace will suit and could go well at a big price.

33/1

Form: 6-6352

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Maiden has run well a number of times over hurdles, including when second over a similar trip at Clonmel last time; however, is 6lb out of the handicap today.

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1st

2

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

Time Marches On

11st 13lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: J Motherway

prominent, lost position after 7th, rallied after 3 out, ridden and led approaching last, kept on well run-in

12/1

8th

7

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 160y

16:20 Tramore

Time Marches On

11st 3lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: J Motherway

midfield, mistake 3rd, towards rear 5th

10/1

0

7

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 57y

12:50 Thurles

Time Marches On

11st 5lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: J Motherway

Placed three; times over hurdles; off the mark over fences at fourth attempt under a much-improved round of jumping in 2m2f Cork novice in October; form looks solid and opening handicap mark seems fair.

7/2

14/1

Form: 1P-4

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won a Navan maiden hurdle on debut last year but was found to be clinically abnormal when pulled-up next time; beaten 29l in a Thurles novice on return and will have to improve plenty.

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8

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 155y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Jaycean

11st 3lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, in touch with leaders when ridden but weakened quickly after 3 out, dropped to rear when pulled up before 2 out

20/1

5th

1

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 49y

16:15 Thurles

Jaycean

11st 5lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Maiden hurdle winner last season was keeping on over this trip at Musselburgh last time when falling heavily at the last, his second consecutive departure; could still have more to offer if his confidence isn't too damaged.

16/1

6

5th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

14:55 Musselburgh

Jaycean

11st 6lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear

10/1

Form: 270-23 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Record of 1-10 over hurdles; has put up two solid efforts in defeat since joining this yard, including over C&D, so should be capable of another big run; seems the yard choice from three runners.

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9th

15

28th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 200y

16:17 Galway

Coventry

10st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Peter Fahey

Sole win over hurdles came in a Navan 4yo maiden; some decent runs in defeat after for former trainers but regressive this year and hard to fancy from 5lb out of handicap.

20/1

8th

1

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Coventry

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Peter Fahey

Sole win over hurdles came in a Navan maiden in March 2021; some decent runs in defeat after for former trainers but regressive this year and beaten 22l on stable debut at Galway.

16/1

Form: 19-FU4

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Won a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle last April before a solid C&D handicap run; didn't take to chasing lately before a below par run back in this sphere; has to bounce back.

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5th

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Cork

Whatsavailable

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

midfield

12/1

3rd

7

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Whatsavailable

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

Dual winner ran his best race for some time when responding positively to first-time cheekpieces to be 2nd to Castle Field Boy over C&D last time; is 6lb better off with the winner today, so should give him more of a race.

13/2

Form: 23P5-1 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Formerly with Gordon Elliott; won his second hurdle race when scoring on debut for this yard at Clonmel over this trip after a break; is up to a career-high mark, so will have to keep improving.

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3rd

6

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Robinstown

11st 7lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

led, soon went clear, reduced lead before 3 out, headed last, weakened gradually inside final 110yds

20/1

Form: 21216- D

Last run: 218 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Surprise Grade 3 novice winner last season, scored her third win over hurdles when winning a Cork handicap over this trip in March; ran well at Fairyhouse off this mark since and has gone well after a break before, so has prospects.

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6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 0y

13:55 Thurles

Nells Well

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Sean O O’Brien

Three time hurdle winner is rated 127 in that sphere but was below form when last seen; won a point' so that will stand to her on chasing debut and has won off a break in the past so not ignored.

6/1

11th

9

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 190y

15:15 Punchestown

Nells Well

10st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Sean O O’Brien

prominent on inner

12/1

6th

4

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 110y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Nells Well

11st 6lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Sean O O’Brien

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 130P-P

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner was third in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham in 2021; showed smart form over fences last season but was pulled-up on last two starts; has to be respected back over hurdles.

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1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

16:45 Perth

Floueur

12st 1lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

raced in second

16/1

10

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Floueur

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Rebecca Menzies

Unpredictable over the years for several different stables; easily best effort this season when going down narrowly at Doncaster (3m, soft) in March but was beaten 41l at Uttoxeter on Midlands National day; unconvincing.

66/1

Form: U2B0-4 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

One of two runners for yard; four-time hurdle winner for Gordon Elliott, including this event last year; respectable chasing debut for this yard after a break last time and has to be taken seriously back to hurdles.

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13th

4

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 190y

15:15 Punchestown

Sassy Yet Classy

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Cian Michael Collins

towards rear

7/1

4th

8

20th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 151y

14:00 Thurles

Sassy Yet Classy

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Cian Michael Collins

towards rear of midfield, good headway and prominent halfway, slow jump and lost ground 2 out, no impression approaching last, kept on and went modest fourth run-in

2/1

11th

5

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Sassy Yet Classy

11st 7lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Form: -U3165

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle in August before a solid run in a Listowel novice; didn't jump well when below form at Cork last time; cheekpieces need to work; 2lb out of the handicap.

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15th

1

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Benny The Duke

12st 0lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: R P Cody

Ballinrobe maiden winner in summer of 2022 (good) hasn't been seen since well beaten in Punchestown handicap in November same year when cheekpieces tried (left off here); may well need this.

16/1

14th

14

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 190y

15:15 Punchestown

Benny The Duke

10st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: R P Cody

midfield

18/1

5th

2

16th Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 50y

13:55 Cork

Benny The Duke

11st 10lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: R P Cody

didn't jump well, led, mistake and raced in second when headed 8th, pushed along and every chance 3 out, lost position and weakening when mistake 2 out

12/1

Form: /7176- C

Last run: 225 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Smart chaser won the Thyestes handicap last season and wasn't disgraced in the Grand National final start; was a quality novice hurdler in his younger days but is probably best watched on this seasonal debut.

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5th

4

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 90y

14:30 Punchestown

Longhouse Poet

12st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

Three chase wins include 2022 Thyestes and Down Royal conditions race last year (beating Roi Mage); yet to hit form this campaign, pulled up halfway after bad mistake in Thyestes; again failed to complete at Down Royal (Roi Mage second).

12/1

5

17th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 50y

15:27 Down Royal

Longhouse Poet

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

pressed leaders early, disputing second after 4th, lost position and pushed along from 9th, not fluent 11th, lost touch 12th, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out

9/2

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Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Coventry

The Irish Sun:

Takarengo

TOPSPEED:

Sassy Yet Classy

SPOTLIGHT:

Lord Erskine

POSTDATA:

Coventry