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12:47 Punchestown

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  • Prize money: £7436.97
  • 2m 7f 40y
  • 16 runners
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Runners: 16 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.20
  • Place: £3.50

Form: P006-4 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Was badly regressive on the track last season; won an open point' in November before a solid run at Fairyhouse last time; one to consider.

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8th

10

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 4f 40y

14:10 Punchestown

Notice To Close

10st 1lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

Four-time points winner, three-time winner over racecourse fences, most recently when battling well to beat Angels Dawn over 2m7f here on New Year's Eve; went up 5lb for that and ran another sound race when third here five weeks ago.

9/1

3rd

4

15th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 150y

15:10 Punchestown

Notice To Close

11st 12lb

J: Mr M J O’Connor

T: Seamus Neville

Three-time winner over fences, most recently when a game winner over 2m7f here two weeks ago; up 5lb for that and the attitude he showed last time gives him a chance of following up.

13/2

1st

8

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 7f 40y

12:47 Punchestown

Notice To Close

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

briefly led, raced in second from 1st, joined leader 4th, left in lead and hampered by loose horse before 5th, reminder before 4 out, joined and pushed along 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on well run-in, reduced lead final strides, just held on

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 15-B84 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner over 3m on testing ground; not disgraced in two starts in quality chases; one to consider on handicap debut.

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4

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Angels Dawn

11st 11lb

J: Mr P A King

T: S Curling

11lb higher than when winning this by a neck last year (soft) but Festival form is a major plus and she reverted to fences with a fine third of 18 in the Thyestes at Gowran Park (3m1f, heavy) in January; showed promise on yielding ground last season; there's every chance she'll be in the shake-up.

8/1

3rd

13

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Angels Dawn

10st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Won an Irish-dominated Kim Muir at Cheltenham last March (Dunboyne back in fourth, Royal Thief sixth) before finishing a remote sixth in the Irish Grand National; should be fully primed for this following two runs over hurdles.

11/2

7th

17

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 50y

13:42 Navan

Angels Dawn

10st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Better known as a chaser, winning the 3m2f Kim Muir at Cheltenham last season; was a 31l runner-up on return over hurdles at Clonmel but should strip fitter today and is of interest off this attractive mark.

7/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: -22F13

Last run: 62 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Has been progressive and consistent this season; deservedly got off the mark over fences at Roscommon in August before a good Galway run since; handles this ground fine and can go well.

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6

20th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 70y

16:37 Wexford

Follow The Crowd

10st 13lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

towards rear, pushed along briefly after 11th, pushed along when dropped to last and weakened after 12th, pulled up before 4 out

9/1

4

16th Jan 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Punchestown

Follow The Crowd

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

towards rear of midfield early, midfield after 5th, headway 4 out, in touch with leaders when not fluent 3 out, soon ridden and no extra, weakened after 2 out, pulled up before last

4/1

3rd

14

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 7f 40y

12:47 Punchestown

Follow The Crowd

10st 13lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

midfield, mistake 1st, in touch with leaders 11th, pressed leaders when pushed along after 3 out, challenging when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, lost second approaching last, kept on but no extra run-in, no match for first two

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 515-35

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Decent Listed-winning hurdler held her own in a Grade 3 on chasing debut but was below form behind a stablemate over 2m3f here last time; has to resume progress.

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2nd

4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 88y

16:25 Fairyhouse

Brampton Belle

11st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

chased clear leader, not fluent 5th, headway 7th, weakened from 3 out

4/1

Form: 42B-06

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Well held on all completed chase starts but has been well backed on occasion, notably when 3/1 fav' in the Ulster National last March; of some interest.

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10th

2

5th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:32 Carlisle

Portstorm

12st 1lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Ian Duncan

held up in rear

20/1

5th

7

17th Mar 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 2f 50y

15:50 Down Royal

Portstorm

11st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: C A McBratney

towards rear of midfield, not fluent 12th

40/1

6th

12

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 4f 40y

14:10 Punchestown

Portstorm

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: C A McBratney

Fair sixth over 3m at Navan last time, doing well to recover after suffering bad interference at the first fence; faces a demanding task from 7lb out of the handicap.

25/1

Form: 45-235 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner in France has run well on three starts for this yard; best effort was here two starts ago but was below that level last time; chance if rebounding.

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6th

7

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 7f 40y

12:47 Punchestown

Friendly Star

11st 8lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

midfield, headway when not fluent 4 out, pressed leaders when pushed along after 3 out, mistake and weakened when ridden 2 out

12/1

5th

2

3rd Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 40y

12:07 Fairyhouse

Friendly Star

11st 11lb

J: Ms K L Derwin

T: A J Martin

Dual chase winner in France ran a cracker in a Galway novice hurdle on debut for this yard before solid third in a Punchestown handicap chase; must have a big chance in a lesser race off 1lb higher; inexperienced rider.

5/1

3rd

10

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 140y

12:55 Punchestown

Friendly Star

10st 9lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 4th, prominent 6th, ridden towards far side after 2 out, kept on well run-in, went third final strides, no match for first two

6/1

Form: 6-3753

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Best chase run came at Thurles last time over 2m2f when raced lazily but finished to some effect; this longer trip should suit, so a chance.

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1st

2

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 90y

14:30 Punchestown

Stumptown

12st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Went very close in last season's Kim Muir; disappointed in this year's Ultima, but has performed well in two other Cheltenham appearances, winning in January and third in a 3m2f handicap just over a fortnight ago; bumped by a loose horse and unseated before five out in the La Touche.

6/1

2

2nd May 2024

Yielding

4m 1f 11y

16:50 Punchestown

Stumptown

12st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Went very close in last season's Kim Muir; disappointed in this year's Ultima, but has performed well in two other Cheltenham appearances, winning in January and third in a 3m2f handicap just over a fortnight ago; rated 10lb inferior to Coko Beach but capable of a big run if taking to this track.

100/30

3rd

1

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Stumptown

12st 2lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Disappointed at the Cheltenham Festival last month but his win here (3m1f, heavy) on New Year's Day was a very good performance and he'll be fine on today's faster ground; major player if back on song.

9/2

Form: 51-0P7 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Strong stayer won the Ulster National in March; not as good since, although wasn't a bad run in the Porterstown handicap last time; seems at best on good ground.

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8th

1

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 7f 40y

12:47 Punchestown

Spades Are Trumps

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

always towards rear, in touch with leaders when mistake 3 out, soon became detached when nudged along, weakening when jumped slightly right 2 out, tailed off

12/1

7th

11

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 5f 0y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Spades Are Trumps

10st 6lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, pushed along and some headway 3 out, ridden from 2 out, kept on run-in, never near to challenge

11/1

12

6th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:13 Cork

Spades Are Trumps

10st 6lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Easy winner of Ulster National over this trip on good ground at Downpatrick in March and found things happening too quickly over shorter at Galway in mid-summer; has bits and pieces of form on testing ground but was pulled up in this race last year on heavy.

12/1

Form: FP-506

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Well held last few starts and is difficult to fancy; visor replaces usual cheekpieces.

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21th

20

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Ennemi Public

11st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Daniel John Howard

Only win came in a maiden hurdle in 2020; pulled up in a handicap at Limerick in January; moderate sixth over fences at Thurles last time.

33/1

Form: 3PP-P9 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Has been in poor form on last number of starts and is difficult to fancy.

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14

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

History Of Fashion

10st 8lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

Sole win from 23 attempts chasing came in 3m Down Royal handicap over two years ago; retains a fair level of ability evidenced by second to Street Value in the Porterstown at Fairyhouse in December; two below-par runs before gallant fifth at 50-1 in the Irish Grand National; third in this last year when Sir Bob was second.

10/1

5th

21

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

History Of Fashion

10st 0lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, brief headway 3 out, no extra after 2 out

50/1

8th

12

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

History Of Fashion

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: P A Fahy

Sole win from 21 attempts chasing came in 3m Down Royal handicap over two years ago; retains fair level of ability evidenced by 3m6f Fairyhouse second in December but pulled up when attempting repeat Down Royal win last time; 5lb wrong here.

14/1

Form: -P2067 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Was poor at Thurles last time and has to bounce back; best form on better ground and blinkers replace the usual cheekpieces.

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7th

3

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Wa Wa

12st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

disputed lead early, soon prominent

25/1

8th

4

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

12:45 Punchestown

Wa Wa

11st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Won back-to-back handicap hurdles at Navan and Leopardstown last season; badly out of form on last five starts, though worth noting that this represents a big drop in class after last month's Galway run.

20/1

Form: U10P-4 CD

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

C&D winner for former yard last season and ran well in a banks' race here on yard debut; chance if repeating those runs; considered.

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12

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

16:00 Limerick

John Adams

10st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Peter Maher

Sligo maiden hurdle winner in 2021 ran well in two banks races for this yard this term; difficult to know what to expect back over hurdles.

20/1

5th

7

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 1f 0y

13:10 Punchestown

John Adams

11st 11lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Peter Maher

soon in touch with leaders, disputed lead after 6th, raced in second when pushed along after 4 out, mistake and lost position 3 out, no extra when jumped left and not fluent last, lost fourth run-in

12/1

7th

7

15th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 150y

15:10 Punchestown

John Adams

11st 9lb

J: Mr R A Berry

T: Peter Maher

Survived some less than adequate jumping to win this last year off a 5lb lower mark for Colin Bowe; fourth over banks here in November on his stable debut before unseating early last time; not dismissed.

12/1

Form: 437-94

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Decent run at Limerick two days ago when beaten 12.5l over slightly shorter; will have to find more on a quick turnaround.

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10

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 90y

14:30 Punchestown

Blast Of Koeman

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Peter Maher

Two very respectable efforts in cross-country races here last season, fourth behind Vital Island in this event and second to Subset two days later; tailed off in the race won by Birchdale here in November; pulled up on Thursday.

66/1

8

2nd May 2024

Yielding

4m 1f 11y

16:50 Punchestown

Blast Of Koeman

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Peter Maher

Two very respectable efforts in cross-country races here last season, fourth behind Vital Island in this event and second to Subset two days later; tailed off in the race won by Birchdale here in November; has warmed up for this with a hurdles run.

33/1

10th

7

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Blast Of Koeman

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Peter Maher

Some promising efforts in cross country races last season; tailed off sole start this term in a cross country; poor record fresh (off 130 days) and others preferred.

40/1

Form: 0-0370

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Maiden over fences was tailed-off at Leopardstown two days ago and can't be fancied on that run.

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9

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

15:35 Tipperary

Millen To One

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Francis J Flood

in touch with leaders, pushed along and lost position before 4 out

22/1

8th

14

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:30 Down Royal

Millen To One

11st 1lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Francis J Flood

Sole win in 32 starts came in 2020; fair way below his best in three runs over hurdles this year and was pulled up at Wexford last month; first-time blinkers need to spark a revival.

25/1

3

20th May 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

15:25 Wexford

Millen To One

11st 11lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Francis J Flood

towards rear

25/1

Form: 597829

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Maiden over fences was well held last time and best form is on better ground, so others look stronger.

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4

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Wexford

Oscer Romero

11st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: P J Rothwell

Three wins over hurdles at Ballinrobe in 2021; won over 2m4f here in March on heavy and placed over 3m1f (good) at Limerick last time; one of hurdles wins was over 3m1f as well so this trip looks too sharp.

6/1

3rd

5

25th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 110y

20:30 Limerick

Oscer Romero

11st 6lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Wexford handicap winner on heavy ground was held off this mark at Kilbeggan last time and needs more; handles this ground too.

10/1

6th

2

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 100y

18:40 Kilbeggan

Oscer Romero

11st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

prominent, soon raced in second

6/1

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Payout
Exacta €1039.00
Straight Forecast €587.70
Tricast €2547.60
Trifecta €5231.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Oscer Romero

The Irish Sun:

Stumptown

SPOTLIGHT:

Follow The Crowd

POSTDATA:

John Adams

TOPSPEED:

Oscer Romero