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16:55 Punchestown

Yielding To Soft

Up The Yard Challenge Race

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Up The Yard Challenge Race

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

Form: 2210- D

Last run: 105 days

W: 12st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Had a mark of 81 when winning a 1m4f maiden at Thurles in October; leading claims here

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17th

2

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

The Very Man

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Mrs John Harrington

Won the stayers' contest at the Shergar Cup meeting on the Flat last year before lesser efforts in both the Irish and Newmarket Cesarewitch; ran well when last seen over timber at the Punchestown festival, finishing runner-up to the well treated Seddon; while he's a point winner, he hasn't shown much over this sort of trip under rules and was ninth in this race off the same mark last season.

40/1

0

7

(33)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

The Very Man

9st 7lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Mrs John Harrington

Made up a lot of ground when close second of 20 at Galway (2m1f, heavy) in July and came from last to first in authoritative style at Ascot's Shergar Cup (2m, good to soft); form dipped when seventh in the Irish Cesarewitch and to win this demands a career best but the test may well suit him.

28/1

Form: 0/086- D

Last run: 105 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Yet to score for Willie Mullins but solid efforts last autumn in two big handicaps

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13th

12

(10)

31st Jul 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

18:40 Galway

Scaramanga

11st 7lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: W P Mullins

Effectively campaigned, espacially over hurdles; fourth in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham before travelling to America to land the Grade 1 Iroquois Hurdle in May; should be effective off this mark and an intriguing runner here.

10/1

4th

4

15th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Scaramanga

11st 10lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

Useful hurdler two seasons back for Paul Nicholls; still pretty useful on Flat, changing stables after Royal Ascot last year and running respectably in two good Flat handicaps in the autumn; the latter was on heavy going but he's not been seen often on testing ground and peak efforts on no worse than good to soft; second to The Very Man in a charity Flat race last month and this is his first run over hurdles for Willie Mullins.

66/1

2nd

11

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Punchestown

Scaramanga

12st 0lb

J: Janna Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Yet to score for Willie Mullins but solid efforts last autumn in two big handicaps

2/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Three-time chase winner and stays well; might find one or two too sharp but respected

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11

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Gevrey

11st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Versatile trip-wise, having been a strong-finishing fourth in the 2m4f Plate here last March, then runner-up in the Irish National (3m5f, soft); signs of further improvement when winning the Munster National in October but two pulled-up runs since temper enthusiasm for this task.

25/1

0

5

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Gevrey

11st 5lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Second to I Am Maximus in last year's Irish Grand National; won the Munster National at Limerick in October, but failed to complete his two races on either side of that, the Kerry National and the Troytown.

25/1

0

5

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

14:30 Navan

Gevrey

11st 3lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gordon Elliott

Second in last year's Irish National; stayed on best to land last month's Munster National; handles heavy ground but this looks tougher and an 8lb rise may be enough to anchor him.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Winner over hurdles here in 2021; well beaten over fences since back after a year off

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6

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:15 Thurles

Junior Rattler

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Consistent sort but not up to this level and he's been off 201 days.

100/1

2nd

3

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

19:35 Ballinrobe

Junior Rattler

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

prominent throughout, challenging after 3 out, went clear with winner approaching last, kept on, no match for winner

7/2

Form: 000/0/

Last run: 481 days

W: 12st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Moderate form this season; won a handicap off 70 for Andy Oliver in 2020; could go well

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14th

9

6th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

14:20 Galway

Silvertown

11st 1lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Sole hurdles win came in 2m4f Navan handicap in 2022; mixing hurdles/chases of late without showing much; others preferred.

20/1

7th

3

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:00 Killarney

Silvertown

11st 13lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

1-17 over hurdles, placed six times; has been competing over fences without showing much; others preferred.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler-chaser and no less than a dozen point-to-points; others more likely though

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6th

13

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Punchestown

Some Are Lucky

12st 0lb

J: Correna Bowe

T: S Curling

Winning hurdler-chaser and no less than a dozen point-to-points; others more likely though

33/1

7

16th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

20:00 Killarney

Some Are Lucky

11st 7lb

J: Mr G A Spain

T: S Curling

20/1

14/1

Form: 3/60-

Last run: 149 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner over jumps but has struggled to find his best form; others preferred.

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9th

8

3rd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:10 Doncaster

Scheu Time

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

Without a win since October 2020 and he struggled for form for the most part last year; however, he's well treated on past exploits and has travelled from Ireland to race today; one to watch in the betting.

14/1

7th

12

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Punchestown

Scheu Time

12st 0lb

J: Lauren Hickey

T: J A Nash

Four-time winner over jumps but has struggled to find his best form; others preferred.

14/1

9th

4

29th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 198y

13:15 Clonmel

Scheu Time

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

midfield, pushed along when mistake 3 out, soon weakened

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Little to recommend in two bumpers and a maiden hurdle; off for nine months

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6th

5

5th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Wexford

Monty Don

11st 12lb

J: Mr R A Berry

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, headway disputing second after 3 out, pushed along and weakened before 2 out

7/2

8th

9

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Punchestown

Monty Don

12st 0lb

J: John Ferguson

T: Henry De Bromhead

Little to recommend in two bumpers and a maiden hurdle; off for nine months

16/1

6th

9

30th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 109y

17:10 Ballinrobe

Monty Don

11st 4lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

11/4

Form: 77/65-

Last run: 222 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 37

Form & Verdict

0-39 under all codes; rated just 37 on the Flat and that sums up his chance.

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14th

16

(16)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 0y

14:20 Curragh

Patrick Joseph

10st 0lb

J: Miss R Hogan

T: D Broad

towards rear

200/1

7th

9

(4)

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 144y

19:25 Clonmel

Patrick Joseph

10st 12lb

J: Miss R Hogan

T: D Broad

midfield, towards rear 6f out, detached over 2f out, ran on well against far rail from over 1f out, never near to challenge

33/1

7th

13

(4)

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 6y

19:45 Bellewstown

Patrick Joseph

10st 7lb

J: Miss R Hogan

T: D Broad

midfield, kept on from over 1f out, never dangerous

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Handicap hurdle winner for Noel Meade; well beaten after a year off on his stable debut

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6th

13

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:05 Bellewstown

Ben Thomson

10st 13lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

in touch with leaders

25/1

12th

11

14th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 168y

20:20 Ballinrobe

Ben Thomson

11st 3lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Down Royal winner for Noel Meade in late 2021; minor form for this yard following a long absence.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest handicap hurdler-chaser and an unlikely scorer here.

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5th

14

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:43 Kilbeggan

Esthers Marvel

10st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: David Kenneth Budds

Is 1-28 over hurdles; hit the frame in a couple of starts this winter but lost her way subsequently; can go well fresh so not ruled out despite 130-day absence.

50/1

11th

16

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Punchestown

Esthers Marvel

11st 12lb

J: Tessa Condon

T: David Kenneth Budds

Modest handicap hurdler-chaser and an unlikely scorer here.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point winner but modest track form; hard to fancy here

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12th

5

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Punchestown

Autumn Philtre

12st 0lb

J: Mary Corcoran

T: Charles P Keegan

Point winner but modest track form; hard to fancy here

100/1

3

5th Jun 2022

Good

2m 2f 59y

14:10 Kilbeggan

Autumn Philtre

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Charles P Keegan

towards rear of midfield, nudged along before 4 out, some headway after 3 out, slow jump 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up approaching last

100/1

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second in a valuable handicap chase at Cork in October; likely to find a few too speedy.

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13th

14

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Punchestown

Turbo

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Lee Gonet

T: J R Finn

Second in a valuable handicap chase at Cork in October; likely to find a few too speedy.

25/1

9th

9

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

2m 1f 166y

13:44 Thurles

Turbo

10st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: J R Finn

Consistent enough type but is ust 3-31 under rules; was a fine second from out of the handicap at Cork in October but was pulled-up at Punchestown last month; has to rebound.

14/1

13

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 140y

12:55 Punchestown

Turbo

10st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: J R Finn

soon led, headed but prominent 1st, jumped left 4 out

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point-to-point and hunter chase winner; no impression in points this winter; little appeal

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7th

8

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 110y

20:00 Downpatrick

Michaels Pick

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield and reminders after 4th, pushed along after 9th, jumped left 4 out

7/1

3rd

4

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

4m 2f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Michaels Pick

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

80-1 second in this race in 2021; generally modest form since a hunter chase win last season; held by Vital Island on recent form; beaten 32l into fifth in Ladies' Cup here on Tuesday.

50/1

5th

1

25th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 0y

19:10 Punchestown

Michaels Pick

11st 12lb

J: Mr M J Love

T: Ciaran Murphy

midfield

16/1

Form: 07-868

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Seventh in the 2019 Derby for John Gosden; not at that level now but a fascinating runner

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12th

7

(16)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Humanitarian

9st 5lb

J: Ben Coen

T: R P Burns

Two wins over longer distances in Britain came some time ago; mildly encouraging run on latest off reduced mark but fair bit more needed on first run for new yard.

10/1

5th

9

(7)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Humanitarian

9st 6lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: John Joseph Hanlon

took keen hold, towards rear, headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, not reach leaders

16/1

7th

10

(5)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Dundalk (AW)

Humanitarian

9st 5lb

J: Sean Davis

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Two wins over longer distances; not a bad display over 1m last time, but 7f may be inadequate.

14/1

Form: 330/0-

Last run: 81 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability for the Coles but soundly beaten in two starts for this stable.

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17th

12

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 152y

16:25 Clonmel

Wantage

11st 4lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Minor placed form on the Flat in Britain; struggled in a Dundalk run in November; completely tailed off on hurdling debut at Naas.

66/1

16th

15

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Punchestown

Wantage

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Murray

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Showed some ability for the Coles but soundly beaten in two starts for this stable.

20/1

20th

21

20th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 183y

13:35 Naas

Wantage

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Minor placed form for Paul and Oliver Cole; never a threat at Dundalk on Irish debut.

16/1

Form: 5/

Last run: 600 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

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9th

6

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:17 Down Royal

Joeswayornoway

11st 8lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

in touch with leaders

12/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast €55.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Scaramanga

POSTDATA:

Scaramanga

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Scaramanga