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16:20 Punchestown

Yielding To Soft

Hospitality At Festival 2023 (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race

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  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 13 runners
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Hospitality At Festival 2023 (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race

Runners: 13 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

11/10 (Won)

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Impressive winner of his sole point-to-point at Loughanmore in October for Colin McKeever; of obvious interest here on his debut for the champion trainer

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

1st

1

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Ballyburn

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Outsprinted by Firefox in falsely run 2m maiden on hurdling debut in December but scored by wide margin when upped to 2m4f for next outing and confirmed he's a top-class and very exciting novice when drawing nicely clear in Leopardstown Grade 1 (2m, soft) last month; after some dilly-dallying, connections opted to move him back up in trip for his Festival run; regarded by many as the banker of the meeting, and it's easy to understand why.

2/5

1st

2

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:40 Leopardstown

Ballyburn

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

travelled strongly, pressed leader, disputed lead after 3rd, led narrowly after 2 out (usual 3 out), went clear going best after last (usual 2 out), pushed out, comfortably

10/11

1st

2

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Ballyburn

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold

4/7

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten a head on his sole point for Terence O'Brien at Dromahane in November; sold for £165,000 subsequently; of obvious interest here on his track debut.

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

4th

16

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

19:45 Punchestown

Quantum Storm

12st 0lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

Only narrowly denied in a point and finished a place ahead of Irish Panther when runner-up on Rules debut here in February; should improve for this longer trip and his jockey is good value for the 5lb he can claim.

4/1

2nd

9

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:20 Punchestown

Quantum Storm

12st 0lb

J: Mr J J Codd

T: Gordon Elliott

took keen hold, pressed leader

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2

Last run: 54 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Marginally outstayed by a good horse of Willie Mullins' over 2m4f at Leopardstown over Christmas; very promising horse and one that should win a bumper before long; big chance here.

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

3rd

7

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:00 Thurles

Irish Panther

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: E J O’Grady

Smart level of form when placed in all three good-class bumpers last season, at Leopardstown and twice at Punchestown; ultimately no match for market rival on hurdles debut at Clonmel early this month but finished clear of remainder after novicey round of jumping; likely all the better for that experience and tongue tie fitted here (comes here rather than Grade 1 Royal Bond at the weekend).

15/8

2nd

9

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 80y

12:30 Clonmel

Irish Panther

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: E J O’Grady

Runner-up in a 2m4f bumper at Leopardstown last December behind Fact To File who subsequently finished runner-up in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham; beaten favourite when dropped to 2m at Punchestown in February; just touched off over 2m2f at the same venue in April; capable of making his presence felt.

13/8

2nd

11

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

19:45 Punchestown

Irish Panther

12st 0lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: E J O’Grady

Runner-up in a bumper at Leopardstown (2m4f, soft) on Rules debut in December behind Fact To File who subsequently finished runner-up in the Champion Bumper; beaten favourite when dropped to 2m here in February but this extra couple of furlongs will suit.

11/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Every chance when falling two out on his sole point at Boulta in November for Roisin Hickey; bought for £100,000 subsequently and interesting bumper newcomer for powerful owners.

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

5th

5

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Champagne Admiral

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: P A Fahy

took keen hold, led, 3 lengths ahead halfway, much reduced lead when not fluent 3 out, soon headed, weakened before 2 out

25/1

5th

2

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Champagne Admiral

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

soon disputed lead, pressed leader when not fluent 3rd, mistake 4th, mistake 4 out, soon dropped to rear

5/2

1st

9

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Champagne Admiral

10st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

made virtually all, soon led at slow pace, increased tempo before 7th, not fluent 3 out, faced challenges but going okay after 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in

11/2

Form: 0/05-3

Last run: 36 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Off for 13 months when making an eyecatching debut for this stable and owner at Fairyhouse last month; each-way chance once more.

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

3rd

3

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 50y

11:40 Down Royal

Great Universe

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Martin Brassil

Former wide margin bumper winner showed good potential on recent debut over hurdles at Clonmel when a solid third behind a well regarded Grade One entered winner; entitled to come on from that and interesting here with a first-time tongue-tie also added.

6/1

3rd

2

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 14y

13:12 Clonmel

Great Universe

11st 12lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Martin Brassil

Bolted up in a bumper here last season and two solid runs in defeat subsequently; return to testing ground could be in his favour and he warrants respect back over timber despite 185-day absence.

4/1

3rd

1

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:20 Listowel

Great Universe

12st 0lb

J: Mr John Reddington

T: Martin Brassil

Wide margin winner at Clonmel on heavy ground and creditable fourth in winners' contest at Punchestown when getting closer to the promising winner Ballyburn than he had when they previously clashed at the same venue; respected.

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fourth foal; half-brother to point/bumper winner Carrigdoun Boy; dam 2m5f hurdle winner, half-sister to useful 1m-1m4f Flat/2m hurdle winner Dawn Invasion out of 7f winner; stable can ready one first time if it's good enough; interesting rider booking.

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

4th

9

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Killarney

Pauls Pal

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

Remote sixth in a bumper at Punchestown; tailed off on hurdling debut at Clonmel; a bit better at Kilbeggan last time but not a likely maiden winner at this stage; trainer also runs bumper winner Walmix.

25/1

6th

5

4th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 59y

14:20 Kilbeggan

Pauls Pal

11st 12lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Anthony Mullins

Remote sixth in a bumper at Punchestown; tailed off on hurdling debut at Clonmel in April.

25/1

16

29th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 92y

17:00 Ballinrobe

Pauls Pal

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

First reserve; tailed off in a bumper on yielding and a maiden hurdle on heavy.

Form: 7/2-9

Last run: 10 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a Roscommon bumper last summer for Willie Mullins; down the field on his bumper debut at Thurles; much more needed here.

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

9th

12

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

13:35 Navan

Willie The Coo

11st 12lb

J: Mr B M Coonan

T: A J Martin

Some promise in bumpers early in his career; lost his way in recent starts and was tailed off on hurdle bow latest; non-runner (ground) at Downpatrick Friday.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam placed bumper, half-sister to 2m4f hurdle winner West End Wonder, bumper/3m hurdle winner Royal Plum and bumper winner Professor Plum out of 1m4f-2m2f Flat and 2m6f/3m hurdle winner; stoutly bred newcomer and probably best watched.

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

11th

4

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

13:45 Punchestown

Scipio Africanus

11st 10lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: W M Roper

Beaten a long way in two bumpers and can't be seriously fancied.

100/1

8th

7

13th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

16:50 Thurles

Scipio Africanus

12st 0lb

J: Mr H E Sexton

T: W M Roper

towards rear of midfield, in rear and became detached over 5f out

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third foal; half-brother to bumper winner Bohemian Summer; dam unraced half-sister to 1m3f-1m6f winner Lochiel and 7f-1m2f winner Summerise out of tough 1m-1m5f Flat/2m hurdle winner Summerhill Special; mostly middle distance pedigree; best watched on debut.

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

9th

10

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Portnacoo

10st 12lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Jamie Albert Sloan

Handicap form so far disappointing and still to convince over this trip.

14/1

7th

8

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Portnacoo

11st 0lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Jamie Albert Sloan

towards rear

33/1

Form: 6

Last run: 55 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran better than his finishing position on debut at Leopardstown over Christmas; others preferred here but could go well.

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

17th

28

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

One And Only

11st 10lb

T: Oliver McKiernan

Has failed to reach the first four in a race of any description, tough task; third reserve.

7th

8

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:17 Naas

One And Only

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Didn't jump fluently when well beaten on handicap debut at Thurles last time and has to do much better today.

28/1

11th

4

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

One And Only

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Problems with his jumping since a moderate fifth in a bumper won by the smart Readin Tommy Wrong at Ballinrobe last May.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dam useful bumper/Group-placed 1m4f and 1m6f Flat winner (RPR 99), half-sister to 7f-1m winner Good Time Sue out of half-sister to 1m-2m Flat/2m-2m4f hurdle winner Tagula Blue and fairly useful 1m-9.4f winner Dane Blue; home-bred mare from a winning family and an interesting debutante.

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

11th

13

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:20 Punchestown

Sky Lewis

11st 7lb

J: Mr D J Brogan

T: Ms M Dowdall Blake

Dam useful bumper/Group-placed 1m4f and 1m6f Flat winner (RPR 99), half-sister to 7f-1m winner Good Time Sue out of half-sister to 1m-2m Flat/2m-2m4f hurdle winner Tagula Blue and fairly useful 1m-9.4f winner Dane Blue; home-bred mare from a winning family and an interesting debutante.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Eleventh foal; brother to winners Earl's Quarter (bumper and 2m/2m2f hurdle) and Our Valentina (2m/2m4f hurdle), half-brother to bumper winner Not For Converting; dam unraced half-sister to Gimcrack winner Carrowkeel; varied pedigree with winners from 6f to 2m4f; best watched.

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

6th

7

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:47 Cork

The Shantou King

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

Ran well in several bumpers and made most to win a 2m Listowel maiden on fourth start over hurdles; pulled up in a 3m novice event here in November; dropped away from two out in race won by Starman at Limerick eight days ago.

14/1

4th

2

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Limerick

The Shantou King

12st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Aengus King

Ran well in a few bumpers and made all to win a 2m Listowel maiden (yielding/soft) on fourth start over hurdles; pulled up in a three-miler latest.

10/1

0

3

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:05 Cork

The Shantou King

11st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

Showed improved form to win a Listowel maiden last time over 2m but needs plenty more now stepped up hugely in trip; cheekpieces retained.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in two point-to-points and no obvious chance here.

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

6th

5

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 132y

16:48 Thurles

Le Grand Peinture

12st 0lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: M J Tynan

Pulled-up in two points and tailed-off in a Punchestown bumper; however, was much-improved when 3rd at Limerick for this yard last time and could run well if building upon that.

10/1

3rd

4

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:47 Limerick

Le Grand Peinture

12st 0lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: M J Tynan

in touch with leaders, took keen hold early, went second over 1f out, soon no chance with winner, weakened and lost second inside final 110yds

100/1

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SPOTLIGHT:

Irish Panther

The Irish Sun:

Ballyburn

RP Ratings (IRE):

Irish Panther

POSTDATA:

Irish Panther