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15:10 Punchestown

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Total Event Rental Amateur National (Q.R.) Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £8615.04
  • 2m 6f 150y
  • 11 runners
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Total Event Rental Amateur National (Q.R.) Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.90
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 50/1B/ D

Last run: 782 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Useful staying hurdler won a Kilbeggan novice chase in October 2020; not seen since brought down next time.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Royal Thief

10st 13lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent

50/1

5th

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

Royal Thief

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

disputed lead, led narrowly 3rd, headed before 2 out, soon weakened

33/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 246524

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Yet to get off the mark over fences, but his good second in the Porterstown at Fairyhouse last month shows that a good staying handicap chase is within his reach; never really threatened in a 2m7f beginners' chase here last time, showing that an extreme test of stamina is what he needs now.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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

13/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 006-41 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

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.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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

Form: PF11-7

Last run: 96 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Stamina and a liking of testing ground was seen to very good effect with handicap chase successes at Thurles and Limerick last spring; may have needed the run in a handicap hurdle here in October; shortlisted.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

17:08 Cork

Balkito

12st 4lb

J: Mr Elliot Ohgren

T: G Ahern

raced wide, didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, struggling before straight, went modest fourth towards near side 2 out, kept on

20/1

0

4

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Balkito

11st 7lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Barry Connell

Refused at the last at Punchestown when last seen but that was after a 10-month absence; while both wins have come over fences, he could be on a good mark in this sphere and yard arrive in form.

13/2

0

9

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

12:45 Punchestown

Balkito

11st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Displayed stamina and a liking for testing ground when recording handicap chase wins at Thurles and Limerick in February/March 2022; lacks a recent outing but potentially well-handicapped relative to his chase rating.

10/1

Form: PP-P9U

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Won a Down Royal handicap chase a year ago but very inconsistent since; unseated here last time; others much preferred.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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: -28444 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won a beginners chase at Clonmel in March; consistent handicap chaser this season upped in trip; should run his race but others preferred.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Shantou Lucky

11st 11lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Chase and dual hurdle winner for Gavin Cromwell in Ireland but left that stable after two disappointing efforts last spring and was pulled up when reappearing for new yard last month; others have much less to prove.

40/1

3

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:54 Sedgefield

Shantou Lucky

11st 13lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

pressed leader, awkward jump 1st, led 3rd, headed 7th, weakened quickly 3 out

33/1

Form: 10P-4U CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

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.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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: 0/4PF- D

Last run: 384 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Winning chaser but his jumping tended to let him down when last seen; best watched after 13 months off.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 4f 120y

16:00 Downpatrick

Eurobot

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

didn't jump well, towards rear of midfield, mistake 7th, in rear with one circuit to go, pulled up 4 out

20/1

3

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:50 Cork

Eurobot

11st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

Pulled-up over fences on comeback; smart chaser at his best but hasn't run over hurdles since 2019 and it isn't easy to row in with him now.

14/1

2

15th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 150y

15:10 Punchestown

Eurobot

12st 2lb

J: Mr T Hamilton

T: Noel Meade

Winning chaser but his jumping tended to let him down when last seen; best watched after 13 months off.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 324433

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

One win to his credit and a number of near misses of late, including in a Cork handicap hurdle and when a close third last time in a Grade B handicap at Limerick; tongue-tie and blinkers left on here and unlikely to be far away.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:53 Gowran Park

Krabat

10st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

prominent, headway disputing lead 3 out, led when jumped left 2 out, not fluent last, faced challenge run-in, headed towards finish

8/1

8th

8

28th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 200y

16:17 Galway

Krabat

10st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Sole win has come over fences (2m4f, heavy) but several near misses hurdling including on seasonal return at Gowran last month when a clear second to a well-handicapped winner over 2m5f; up 3lb but should go well.

8/1

2nd

7

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

16:25 Gowran Park

Krabat

10st 11lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

raced in second, disputed lead before 2nd, led clearly before 5th, headed from 2 out, soon ridden, steadied last, kept on well but no match for winner

12/1

Form: 437-94

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 7lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Decent run at Limerick latest over this trip; poor win record and needs to find more here.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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

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Payout
Exacta €403.00
Straight Forecast €864.60
Tricast €4101.90
Trifecta €1843.00

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SPOTLIGHT:

Balkito

The Irish Sun:

Royal Thief

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