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12:15 Punchestown

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Tote Always SP Or Better At Punchestown Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £6445.38
  • 2m 7f 40y
  • 9 runners
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Tote Always SP Or Better At Punchestown Beginners Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

18/1 (Won)

  • Win: £32.90
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 852-94 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Rated 119 over hurdles; didn't jump with fluency but wasn't disgraced on chasing debut behind a smart type at Fairyhouse; will likely find a few of these too strong.

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3rd

7

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:50 Punchestown

Must Be Obeyed

10st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Sound jumping mare from the front at her best; ran okay behind Ardera Ru at Fairyhouse but a lot more is needed here.

33/1

2nd

15

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Must Be Obeyed

10st 3lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Thomas Gibney

Sound-jumping front-running mare; not at her best this season but an improved effort at Fairyhouse last time; goes on the ground and could go well.

20/1

4th

4

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Must Be Obeyed

11st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

mounted in chute, raced wide, led narrowly or disputed lead early, raced in second from 3rd, lost second but prominent after 6th, went second again after 11th, led again 12th

6/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2110-4 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bumper winner won a Clonmel Grade 3 novice (3m) on testing ground last season before disappointing in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham; highly encouraging return/chasing debut at Fairyhouse behind a subsequent Grade 1 winner; should go close.

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7th

16

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Shantreusse

10st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Made it 0-7 over fences when 13l runner-up in Naas handicap (2m4f, soft to heavy) in February, and Rachael Blackmore rides stablemate Life In The Park; however, he jumped well in front last time and could be the type to relish the National fences; could have a part to play for leading Irish yard.

16/1

2nd

2

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:25 Naas

Shantreusse

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, led 4th

11/2

7th

15

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Shantreusse

10st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Grade 3 novice hurdle winner at Clonmel two seasons ago; stays 3m well; failed to convince as a novice chaser last season, but made a pleasing handicap debut when 9l second over an extended 2m4f at Navan.

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 1171-2 D

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Smart hurdler won a Grade 2 novice at Doncaster last season before disappointing in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham; didn't jump well when beaten a long way on chasing debut at the same track and has to improve tremendously on that display.

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10

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Mahler Mission

11st 5lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Usually front-runs or races prominently; best known for last year's NH Chase at the Cheltenham Festival (3m6f, soft; has won well on soft to heavy) where he was 4l ahead when falling two out; that left a lingering stamina question but he resumed improvement to be second in the big 3m2f handicap at Newbury in November when last seen; raised 7lb but he's a second-season chaser who may well improve again and makes serious appeal.

14/1

2nd

9

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

14:50 Newbury

Mahler Mission

10st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

travelled strongly, prominent

7/1

2nd

4

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Carlisle

Mahler Mission

11st 4lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

jumped left on occasions, led, ridden and edged left after 2 out, headed last, no extra run-in

11/4

Form: -24652 BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Has run some fine races in defeat over fences, including in the marathon Porterstown Handicap at Fairyhouse last time; drops in trip but still should be competitive.

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11

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Fakiera

10st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

Now 0-16 over fences having finished down the field behind Jumping Jet in the Ulster National; had previously outrun his 100-1 odds at Naas but that was on soft ground.

25/1

10th

8

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Fakiera

10st 10lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

prominent

33/1

OUR TIP

3/1

Form: 10/32- C BF

Last run: 258 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Smart type but has endured some long absences from the track; twice ran well in defeat over fences in the spring and has to be respected as the stable selected runner here; has won fresh.

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1st

6

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 7f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Aione

10st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Useful hurdler at this sort of trip; went chasing last term after missing two years but failed to build on a promising first attempt; suffered reverses on his first three starts of the season; Cork win provides renewed hope.

11/2

1st

1

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Cork

Aione

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

led narrowly, headed but prominent 1st, went second halfway, led narrowly 3 out, shaken up approaching last, faced challenge run-in, kept on well

5/1

8

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 126y

16:52 Naas

Aione

10st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump well, in touch with leaders on outer, lost position when mistake 11th, headway before 5 out, joined leaders before 4 out, pushed along when weakened before 2 out, got well behind when fell last

7/1

Form: PF-323

Last run: 134 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Rated 129 over fences after 12 starts, placed a number of times; his experience will stand him in good stead but remains vulnerable to a quality rival.

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0

4

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

15:45 Uttoxeter

Alfa Mix

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Ben Haslam

prominent, lost ground 4 out

25/1

1

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

16:05 Perth

Alfa Mix

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

0-13 over fences for Gavin Cromwell and made that 0-14 when pulled up on his debut for Ben Haslam; could be happier back over hurdles (2-7) and potentially on a perfectly fair mark.

20/1

1

21st Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 3

16:00 Wetherby

Alfa Mix

11st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Ben Haslam

0-13 over fences for Gavin Cromwell and well beaten in December when last seen, but he's been placed several times and the betting could be informative on his first run for Ben Haslam (remains in same ownership).

12/1

Form: 323/1- D

Last run: 385 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed promise in three bumper starts without winning; got off the mark over hurdles on his sole start last season; seems to be the champion trainer's second-string on seasonal/chasing debut.

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7th

6

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 7f 40y

12:15 Punchestown

Hi Ho Phoenix

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump well, led narrowly or disputed lead early, dropped to rear after 3rd, raced in last when bad mistake 5th

7/1

3

12th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:40 Naas

Hi Ho Phoenix

11st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: W P Mullins

Placed in all three bumpers last season; far too strong for his rivals in a maiden hurdle over a near 3m trip on his hurdling debut at Fairyhouse nine weeks ago; capable staying type but may be vulnerable over this trip in a race of this decent standard.

6/1

1st

8

11th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 110y

14:12 Fairyhouse

Hi Ho Phoenix

11st 6lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Placed in all three bumpers last season and could easily make into a much better hurdler for top yard; from a family of stayers.

5/2

Form: 243075

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has been well beaten in two novice chases and will be of more interest in handicaps; cheekpieces tried.

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2nd

4

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Leopardstown

From The Ashes

11st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

midfield, in touch with leaders 10th, prominent before 2 out

8/1

7th

5

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 166y

16:10 Punchestown

From The Ashes

11st 10lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Won a handicap chase at Gowran last February and is now rated 122 in that sphere; his handicap hurdle form is relatively weak, but interesting that trainer persists despite modest form in his last three racses.

6/1

10th

8

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

From The Ashes

11st 6lb

J: Miss A L Fitzgibbon

T: C Byrnes

Won a handicap chase at Gowran in February and is now rated 122 in that sphere; well beaten in two hurdle starts lately but is surely capable of much better off this mark.

15/2

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Payout
Exacta €752.00
Straight Forecast €386.70
Trifecta €6548.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Shantreusse

RP Ratings (IRE):

Fakiera

The Irish Sun:

Mahler Mission

POSTDATA:

Shantreusse

TOPSPEED:

Fakiera