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18:00 Punchestown

Yielding To Soft

Conway Piling Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)

  • Prize money: £26106.19
  • 2m 7f 130y
  • 28 runners
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Conway Piling Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)

Runners: 28 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £14.90
  • Place: £3.40

Form: 1/1612

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner over shorter in UK was just denied over this trip last time; lightly raced for his age, should still have improvement and one to consider.

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11

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Kilbeg King

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent, not fluent 6th, pulled up quickly after 8th, looked to go wrong

20/1

6th

6

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Kilbeg King

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Creditable efforts in defeat in Graded novice chases this winter (3m, good/good to soft) and ran well for long way in 3m6f NH Chase at Cheltenham last month (heavy; beaten 32l); could be in the mix now back down in trip and back in a handicap, provided the removal of cheekpieces isn't an issue.

12/1

4th

4

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 201y

Class 1

17:30 Cheltenham

Kilbeg King

11st 7lb

J: Mr William Biddick

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent, mistake 9th, mistake 4 out

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 321

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Came back from a huge absence this season; won a Tipperary maiden last time, though benefitted from a rival's fall at the last; more needed; seems yard's first-string.

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1st

14

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Lets Go Champ

10st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Yet to win over fences but gradually progressive and perhaps a shade unlucky in a Limerick beginners last time; not many chances taken with his mark but no surprise should there be more improvement.

10/1

3rd

1

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 120y

16:05 Limerick

Lets Go Champ

11st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced in third

100/30

2nd

5

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 150y

12:30 Punchestown

Lets Go Champ

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, joined leader after 8th, disputed lead after 5 out, briefly led after 3 out, outpaced when ridden approaching last, not fluent last, no match for winner

10/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: -3F221 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Useful bumper winner was a beaten favourite in two maiden hurdles before making no mistake at Cork last time over this trip despite racing freely; this is much tougher but he is going the right way and respected.

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2nd

6

3rd Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 111y

14:10 Galway

Sir Argus

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Jumping let him down consistently over flights until landing a 3m maiden hurdle at Cork over Easter; close third in a competitive Punchestown festival handicap hurdle when last seen; could well be the type of horse to pay much more respect to his fences; respected on his chase debut.

9/2

3rd

12

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Sir Argus

10st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

towards rear

14/1

1st

13

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

13:50 Cork

Sir Argus

11st 12lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

raced freely, led, headed and raced in second 1st, not fluent 7th, led again 10th, clear going best 3 out, awkward jump last, easily

7/4

12/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 101412 CD

Last run: 82 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Has been a gradual improver since late last summer, going up 23lb in the handicap for three wins, including one over C&D; ran a fine race in a competitive Leopardstown handicap at Christmas; should be a player again.

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5th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Kempton

Grozni

11st 9lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

held up in rear, not fluent 10th, no impression from 5 out

11/1

6th

20

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Grozni

11st 0lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Good second under Alex Chadwick on first two starts for yard at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) and Musselburgh (2m4f, soft); however, he needs to step up on that form today and was merely sixth of eight at Sandown last month.

50/1

6th

7

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:45 Sandown

Grozni

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: James Owen

Ex-Irish novice chaser who has performed well under a 7lb amateur rider at Doncaster (3m) and Musselburgh (2m4f) for new yard, finishing second both times; interesting off just 2lb higher with Harry Cobden taking over.

7/1

Form: 37412

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Thorough stayer showed much improved form to get off the mark on handicap debut over 3m2f at Warwick; was a solid second at Uttoxeter last time over 3m and there should be more to come for a top trainer of stayers; tongue-tie on.

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8th

13

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Lord Snootie

10st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Runner-up over C&D (heavy) in February and bounced back from Uttoxeter flop when second of 21 at Aintree last month (3m, good to soft; albeit no match for fast-improving winner); every chance he'll be in the mix.

10/1

2nd

19

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Lord Snootie

10st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Stays very well and ran a cracker when a close second to Cuthbert Dibble at Haydock (3m, heavy) in February; favourite at Uttoxeter on Midlands National day but ran no sort of race, reluctant early on and never the slightest threat behind Gwennie May Boy; can't be trusted after that, but he'll be a threat under optimum conditions if he's on a going day.

16/1

9

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Lord Snootie

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Sole win was at 3m2f so he's an assured stayer who came right back to form when perhaps unfortunate not to win at Haydock (3m, heavy) four weeks ago, the form of which now looks strong with the winner finishing third at Cheltenham on Thursday; should have every chance.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5P4303 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Quality performer is a Grade 1 winner over fences and won a Grade 2 over hurdles; some fine runs in defeat back over hurdles this term and has to be respected dropped in class even with top-weight; rider great value for his claim.

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2nd

2

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

Beacon Edge

11st 8lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Chased home Hiddenvalley Lake in a Grade 2 before a ninth in the Coral Cup and fair sixth in the Aintree Hurdle since; very well treated if he can build on that down in class but might find this trip on decent ground a bit sharp these days.

16/1

6th

1

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

Beacon Edge

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Finished fourth in the 2021 Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham; he ran well for a long way when ninth to Langer Dan in last month's Coral Cup but this 10yo is not the force of old and would be a shock winner today.

66/1

Form: 31021 D

Last run: 207 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Won a Ballinrobe maiden last summer and a Killarney novice in October, both on good ground but seems to handle an easier surface; has to step up in a race of this nature after a break.

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8th

4

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Toss Again

11st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won the 2m6f Galway Blazers Handicap on good ground last summer before being beaten by Salvador Ziggy in a match at Killarney; absent since tailed off in four-runner contest at Cheltenham last October; stablemate Arctic Bresil may be better handicapped.

20/1

4th

1

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Toss Again

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, pressed leader 13th, lost second after 4 out, weakened before 3 out, tailed off

8/1

Form: P-3415 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Disappointed as a novice but had back surgery after and back to form to win at Exeter this season; ran well in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham since but his chance would be enhanced if the ground dried out.

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2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Walking On Air

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Fifth in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham (3m, soft; unraced on heavy) last March off 1lb lower, doing well considering his jumping wasn't great and he didn't get the best of runs; close call on chase debut at Newbury (2m6f, soft) on sole run this season showed he's better than ever and he also has Grade 1 entry in Cheltenham novice chase; major claims.

7/2

2nd

2

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 3

15:35 Newbury

Walking On Air

11st 9lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

2-7 over hurdles; absent since slightly disappointing run at Punchestown in April but was very creditable fifth off today's mark in Pertemps Final at Cheltenham Festival (3m, soft) in March and it will be very interesting to see how he fares on today's chasing debut.

7/2

9th

5

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Walking On Air

11st 6lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Disappointed as a novice but had back surgery after and back to form to win at Exeter this season; ran well in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham since but his chance would be enhanced if the ground dried out.

8/1

Form: -93112 CD BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Dual handicap winner here, including over C&D in February; fine run at Fairyhouse last time and can run well again but has to find more.

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8th

9

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Verdant Place

10st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Patrick T Foley

Two wins over hurdles, over 2m4f and 2m7f early last year, both at Punchestown; ran well enough on chasing debut at Fairyhouse; two disappointing handicap displays so far, but possible excuse in both cases; premature to write off and Mark Walsh sticks with him.

13/2

0

1

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 50y

13:00 Fairyhouse

Verdant Place

12st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Patrick T Foley

Two wins over hurdles, over 2m4f and 2m7f early last year, both at Punchestown; ran well enough on chasing debut over C&D; failed to make much impression in two starts over shorter; interference at the first fence may have harmed his chance on his handicap debut at Naas; third-favourite then, run looked too bad to be true.

4/1

11th

9

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:12 Naas

Verdant Place

10st 10lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Patrick T Foley

Two wins over hurdles, over 2m4f and 2m7f early last year, both at Punchestown; ran well enough on chasing debut at Fairyhouse over 2m5f; has failed to make much impression in two starts over shorter but may find his level in handicaps.

9/2

Form: -P7535

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner was second to Mighty Potter in a Grade 1 novice at this meeting last year; seemed to stay this trip when ran a blinder in a Grade 3 at Aintree last time and can go well if repeating that.

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0

17

3rd Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 11y

17:05 Galway

Gatsby Grey

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Good novice hurdler and a consistent performer in conditions and handicap contests last season; okay run behind Jesse Evans on the Flat at Leopardstown; up against it here a little bit but unlikely to be disgraced.

66/1

5th

6

(9)

13th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:30 Leopardstown

Gatsby Grey

11st 2lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Oliver McKiernan

Bumper and dual hurdles winner; rated 137 in the latter discipline and good fifth in 3m handicap at Aintree Grand National meeting two runs back; only Flat start was over inadequate trip last year; not ruled out although will need a couple to underperform.

10/1

Form: 8-0480

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Bumper and hurdle winner ran a solid race in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham but was well below that at Aintree since; blinkers worn then retained.

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6th

5

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 80y

15:40 Killarney

Au Fleuron

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, headway and went third 6th

7/1

Form: 27-1

Last run: 359 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Has been in great form on the Flat this spring, winning handicaps at Dundalk and Navan before taking a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle over 2m5f; much slower ground raised in trip poses a question.

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9th

3

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Dartan

11st 9lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Had a fruitful summer with two wins on the Flat (2m/2m1f) and two over hurdles (3m/2m4f); all those were on good or good to yielding, whereas he was well beaten in his three Irish runs on soft or heavy, so that's the worry.

14/1

12th

5

(12)

13th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Dartan

9st 8lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Matthew J Smith

Dual-purpose sort had been in good form over the summer, winning twice over 2m on the Flat and twice over hurdles; below form on soft last time; might find this trip a bit sharp.

9/1

12th

22

(23)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Dartan

9st 4lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Matthew J Smith

prominent, went second after 2f, led 4f out

66/1

Form: 056002

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Came back to form when second at Cork last time over 2m3f; raised 3lb and first time over this trip today; prospects if staying.

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12th

8

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Legacy Thor

11st 5lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: S R B Crawford

Hasn't won since 2020 and was inconsistent last term; showed nothing on his recent return when tailed off at Down Royal; step back up in trip will help at least.

16/1

11th

10

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:45 Down Royal

Legacy Thor

10st 4lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: S R B Crawford

Back last season after two years off, best effort when a close second in a 2m3f handicap hurdle at Cork in April; best watched after almost seven months off.

33/1

14th

25

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Legacy Thor

10st 3lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: S R B Crawford

Came back to form when second at Cork last time over 2m3f; raised 3lb and first time over this trip today; prospects if staying.

20/1

Form: -3F641 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Showed improved form when a comfortable winner of a Fairyhouse handicap over 2m5f last time; raised 8lb for that but stays this trip well and has to be respected.

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8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Ailie Rose

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Made it four wins over hurdles when leading for much of the way at Ayr (3m, heavy) in January, albeit facing only three opponents; pulled up in a much stronger race at the Dublin Racing Festival next time; needs to bounce back with a personal best off a career-high mark.

33/1

7

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Ailie Rose

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: S R B Crawford

Four from 17 over hurdles and justified favouritism in handicap hurdle at Ayr last month; only 1lb higher here but this is much more competitive.

33/1

Form: 822738 D

Last run: 81 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Decent mare has been running mostly over fences in the last two seasons; did run well over hurdles behind French Dynamite at Thurles last October and has a squeak.

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16th

8

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Ballyshannon Rose

11st 0lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

Decent mare has been running mostly over fences in the last two seasons; did run well over hurdles behind French Dynamite at Thurles last October and has a squeak.

20/1

8th

3

5th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 44y

14:40 Leopardstown

Ballyshannon Rose

11st 6lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

Strong galloping and sound jumping mare at her best; has come up short so far this season but was only beaten five lengths in the Paddy Power here and her run at Fairyhouse a few days later might have some too soon; could have each-way potential in a very open contest.

25/1

3rd

1

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 30y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Ballyshannon Rose

11st 3lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

Useful mare won a Grade 2 chase at Thurles a year ago; was second to Dolcita in Listed company at Clonmel giving her 11lb, while she also ran a cracker in the Paddy Power Chase five days ago at Leopardstown; go well again if this doesn't come too soon.

9/2

Form: 59P060 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 5lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Won this race in 2018 and again last year; hasn't been at that level since but has dropped to a 3lb lower mark now and Walsh gets back aboard, so has to enter calculations.

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19th

1

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

A Great View

12st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Denis W Cullen

held up in rear, pushed along before 5th

16/1

Form: 284-93 C

Last run: 220 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Flat winner has run well in Graded races over hurdles at 2m but takes a major step up in trip today on return from an absence and that poses a question.

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7th

5

(3)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 2

15:40 Southwell (AW)

Lunar Power

8st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Donald McCain

led early

50/1

6th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

14:05 Doncaster

Lunar Power

11st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

towards rear, outpaced before 3 out, soon struggling

50/1

Form: 2-13F6

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Listed winning mare at Limerick last October has run well in defeat in handicaps lately either side of a fall; stepping up to this trip suit and goes well on soft, so has fair prospects.

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19th

6

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Rebel Ivy

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: J Motherway

Listed winning mare at Limerick last October has run well in defeat in handicaps lately either side of a fall; stepping up to this trip suit and goes well on soft, so has fair prospects.

33/1

6th

5

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

16:05 Cork

Rebel Ivy

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: J Motherway

midfield

10/1

6

22nd Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 100y

14:15 Punchestown

Rebel Ivy

10st 9lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: J Motherway

prominent in chasing group early, in touch with leaders when fell 8th

12/1

Form: 1P3P0P D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Has been running mostly over fences in the last two seasons; the ground went too soft for him in the Irish National last time and rain in the forecast doesn't bode well for him.

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2

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Max Flamingo

11st 9lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Francis Casey

towards rear, mistake and unseated 7th

20/1

15th

18

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Max Flamingo

10st 12lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Francis Casey

13th in this last year; struggling for form over fences and hurdles since and was pulled up in the Coral Gold Cup when last seen; lower hurdle mark should be a help but others hold stronger claims in a deep race here.

33/1

Form: 222-45

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Useful novice hurdler won a Grade 1 novice over fences in 2021 and some fine runs in defeat after, mostly behind Galopin Des Champs; well beaten back over hurdles last time but can improve from that.

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4

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 30y

17:30 Punchestown

Master McShee

11st 5lb

J: Ian Power

T: P Corkery

Promising novice chase campaign last term; below form in two runs this term including back over timber last time when fifth of six (Beacon Edge third); needs to bounce back; engaged here Thursday.

20/1

2

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Master McShee

11st 11lb

J: Ian Power

T: P Corkery

Useful novice hurdler won a Grade 1 novice over fences in 2021 and some fine runs in defeat after, mostly behind Galopin Des Champs; well beaten back over hurdles last time but can improve from that.

25/1

5th

5

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Master McShee

11st 3lb

J: Ian Power

T: P Corkery

in rear but in touch with leaders, pushed along before 2 out, weakened after 2 out

16/1

Form: 3213 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo

OR: 136

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Form: -321P3

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Won a Naas maiden over 2m3f before running poorly in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham; bounced back to run a fine race over this trip at Fairyhouse and could have further improvement.

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7

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Seabank Bistro

11st 1lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Won a Naas maiden over 2m3f before running poorly in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham; bounced back to run a fine race over this trip at Fairyhouse and could have further improvement.

6/1

3rd

4

8th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 0f 110y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Seabank Bistro

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Had progressed with each run, getting off the mark in a maiden hurdle at Naas, prior to a poor showing in the Albert Bartlett last time; not obviously well treated from this mark.

8/1

14

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Seabank Bistro

11st 7lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Fourth in last season's Champion Bumper here; turned over when odds-on for his first two hurdle races (2m5f; just over 3l behind Corbetts Cross in the second) and it was a very winnable maiden that he picked up at Naas (2m3f, soft); however, the demands of this race can spike significant improvement and it would be no surprise if he ran his best race yet.

20/1

Form: 115U0U D

Last run: 74 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Pulled-up in this race last year; mostly chasing since but won over hurdles at Gowran in October; had jumping issues over fences lately and will be more at home back over timber today.

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7

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Walking On Glass

11st 0lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Padraig Roche

7-53 overall and he's proved himself thoroughly at about 3m on testing ground; creditable second at Gowran Park (3m, heavy) in September, before his form dipped in a conditions event on latest start; needs to find extra to win this.

25/1

4th

5

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:00 Thurles

Walking On Glass

11st 0lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Padraig Roche

raced lazily at times, in touch with leaders early, dropped to last after 1st, mistake 4th

12/1

33/1

Form: 6-71P0 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Course maiden winner over 2m4f has twice been well below that level and has questions to answer stepping up in trip; tongue-tie on now.

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17

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Haxo

10st 9lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

Course maiden winner over 2m4f has twice been well below that level and has questions to answer stepping up in trip; tongue-tie on now.

33/1

12th

11

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 155y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Haxo

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

soon midfield, lost position when pushed along after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

12/1

19

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Haxo

10st 13lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

Out of his depth in last year's Ballymore at this meeting on second start for Willie Mullins; opened his hurdles account at Punchestown (2m4f, soft) in January, adding to his French bumper win; still has low mileage and may have more to offer for powerful stable; hard to dismiss.

14/1

Form: 2112U1 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Won his last three over hurdles, including over this trip at Doncaster last time; is ground versatile and has to enter calculations.

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2nd

6

6th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Sweet Will

11st 5lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

led, joined 2nd, led again 6th, 2 lengths ahead after last, headed inside final 110yds, kept on

3/1

3rd

3

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 160y

16:20 Tramore

Sweet Will

11st 8lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

raced in second

10/1

Form: 052210 D BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; been mixing hurdling and chasing this season; won over these obstacles at Thurles but was well below that form over fences last time; not ruled out.

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9th

8

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Yeah Man

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, prominent 4 out, mistake and weakened 3 out, jumped badly left last

9/1

1st

7

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 4f 97y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Yeah Man

10st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Made debut under rules (ran in just one point) in October 2022; seen mostly over fences and was rallying strongly when he fell at the final fence in a major Ascot handicap (3m, soft) in November this term; again found his stride late on over that same C&D (good) in December, this time getting away with a last-fence error and running on into second; cheekpieces go on; probably acts on heavy going; second over 3m2f last May and looks the type to come into his own now over 3m4f, barring mishaps.

11/2

2nd

10

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Yeah Man

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Gavin Cromwell

Made debut under rules (after just one run in a point) last October; seen mostly over fences and was in the process of showing improved form when he fell at the final fence in major C&D handicap (soft) seven weeks ago, outpaced from six out but rallying strongly up the straight and only 2l down on Victtorino when departing; should prove well suited by further in due course but only 2lb higher today and has a big shout barring mishaps.

11/2

Form: -11033 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; three-time Flat winner won over 2m5f at Cheltenham in November but disappointed at Leopardstown next time; solid on last two starts but needs more up in trip; due to run in the 3.40 here Wednesday.

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28

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Unanswered

10st 0lb

J: Nathan Andrews

T: A J Martin

Third reserve; three-time Flat winner won over 2m5f at Cheltenham in November but disappointed at Leopardstown next time; solid on last two starts but needs more up in trip; due to run in the 3.40 here Wednesday.

8th

11

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

15:40 Punchestown

Unanswered

11st 7lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: A J Martin

prominent on inner

6/1

3rd

18

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 155y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Unanswered

10st 3lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

prominent, mistake 4th, pushed along when outpaced before 2 out, ridden when ran on after last, went third final strides

13/2

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Straight Forecast €1618.60
Tricast €27594.80
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