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16:45 Punchestown

Yielding To Soft

Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle

  • Prize money: £10442.48
  • 2m 3f 180y
  • 9 runners
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Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.30
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1-156 C

Last run: 81 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point' and bumper winner impressed in taking a Navan maiden hurdle on return after a long absence; hasn't gone on since when contesting Grade 1s but has to be respected down in class after being freshened up.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

29th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

13:45 Leopardstown

Grangeclare West

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

travelled strongly, prominent

11/2

1st

5

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Naas

Grangeclare West

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Point-to-point and bumper winner impressed on hurdling debut this time last year at Navan before disappointing a bit in Grade 1 company; took advantage of drop in class at Punchestown festival and now starts out over fences and certainly bred for the job.

5/2

8/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 713-40

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner has twice run well in stronger company, including at this meeting last year; however, was poor last time and has to bounce back.

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9th

3

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Da Capo Glory

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Padraig Butler

midfield early, mistake 3rd, towards rear when not fluent 8th, headway when hampered by loose horse and carried left before 3 out, kept on after 2 out

20/1

7th

2

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:05 Cork

Da Capo Glory

11st 8lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: Padraig Butler

Four-time winner, most recently in a 2m4f handicap here in January; very creditable seventh in the Coral Cup a couple of weeks ago and a leading contender if this doesn't come too soon.

9/2

7th

3

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Da Capo Glory

11st 12lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: Padraig Butler

Usually ridden by 7lb-claiming amateur Darragh Allen, including when he won narrowly at Cork (2m4f, soft to heavy) in January; ran respectably at Navan (2m5f, heavy) latest but now has first-time headgear; it's a concern that he ran poorly last April/August in his two biggest handicaps.

25/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form: -12225 C BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Course bumper winner last year won a Wexford maiden hurdle on seasonal debut and has been solid in defeat since; 2m4.5f might have stretched him in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham last time and this slightly shorter trip can suit; major player.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 146y

13:05 Punchestown

Imagine

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

soon raced in second, mistake 6th, lost second and weakened before 2 out

7/2

1st

2

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 43y

13:55 Punchestown

Imagine

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second

4/7

1st

3

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

11:53 Fairyhouse

Imagine

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped well, made all, ridden briefly when faced challenge after 2 out, soon clear, pushed out, comfortably

11/4

Form: 41-423 C

Last run: 88 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner at this meeting last year was solid in defeat in his first two runs over hurdles, notably behind Good Land on second start; was well below that level at Fairyhouse in January but has a chance if back to his best getting 6lb from his rivals.

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3rd

3

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

14:45 Cheltenham

Tag Man

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Took seven attempts to get off the mark over hurdles but bumped into some good horses before last month's comfortable success at Listowel (2m4f, yielding to soft); hold each-way claims at least here.

7/2

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12/1

Form: -21634 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner at Down Royal in December has run respectably in novices last twice but has to step up plenty today.

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6th

3

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 20y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Eye Van

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: R P Cody

Record of 1-13 over hurdles and rated 123 in that sphere; some decent runs in defeat lately but was well below form at Punchestown last time; cheekpieces on for chasing debut.

16/1

5th

2

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

16:45 Punchestown

Eye Van

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: R P Cody

prominent, pushed along and lost position after 3 out, ridden and detached from 2 out

12/1

13

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 155y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Eye Van

10st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: R P Cody

2m4f maiden winner at Down Royal and not beaten far in Thurles novice two starts back; well held latest and mark looks stiff enough.

20/1

Form: 1526-P

Last run: 157 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles on debut in France in 2021 and ran well in defeat several times over hurdles last year before being pulled-up final start; has to improve on debut for new yard with hood and tongue-tie on.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

16:45 Punchestown

Un Des Flos

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: H Rogers

held up in rear, some headway 2 out, soon pushed along and no impression

25/1

2

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:40 Cork

Un Des Flos

11st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won on debut in France and progressed from his debut for this yard when runner-up in a six-runner novice hurdle at Naas in February; fortnight later ran no sort of race in Grade 3 at Fairyhouse and off the track since; unexposed stepping into handicap company here after long absence and current form of yard certainly encouraging.

9/1

20/1

Form: 534635 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Not a bad sort who ran well in defeat in some quality races for former trainers; however, he is just 1-22 over hurdles and has plenty to find in this company.

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0

7

18th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

16:25 Tramore

Riggs

10st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: P Cluskey

Tailed off in three runs for this yard and this looks tough.

33/1

Form: 04-682

Last run: 217 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Second runner for yard; good chase run when last seen at Listowel in September; has the old hurdle form to run well if he is ready after an absence.

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0

2

2nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

15:52 Uttoxeter

Perfect Attitude

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, in touch with leaders 4th

9/1

7th

6

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

15:55 Killarney

Perfect Attitude

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent

13/2

5

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

16:45 Punchestown

Perfect Attitude

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, mistake and unseated 4 out

8/1

Form: 3/F23-

Last run: 528 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Had been running well over fences when last seen in autumn 2021; questions after a long lay-off but has the old hurdle form to run well if the ability remains.

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7

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

18:25 Killarney

Port Stanley

11st 2lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

Pulled up after a lengthy absence at Punchestown last month; was in good form over fences towards the back end of 2021 and he would be a big player if he got back to that sort of level; has a bit to prove but is very well treated from his reduced hurdle mark; versatile with regards to ground.

10/1

6

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

16:45 Punchestown

Port Stanley

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

towards rear throughout, pushed along after 3 out, pulled up approaching last

14/1

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Payout
Exacta €184.00
Straight Forecast €178.90
Tricast €380.30
Trifecta €543.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Imagine

SPOTLIGHT:

Grangeclare West

The Irish Sun:

Port Stanley

TOPSPEED:

Imagine

POSTDATA:

Imagine