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Stanley Asphalt Hunters Chase for the Bishopscourt Cup

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Stanley Asphalt Hunters Chase for the Bishopscourt Cup

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £14.70
  • Place: £3.40

Form: -9P005

Last run: 203 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

41 starts under rules without a win; form of Borris House dead-heat franked when Three By Two won the Ladies' Cup here on Tuesday; around 10l to find with Happy Victory on running at this venue in February.

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

5th

1

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

15:40 Punchestown

Fr Gilligansvoyge

12st 2lb

J: Mr Pat Taaffe

T: John G Carr

in touch with leaders, headway and briefly went third from 3 out, weakened after 2 out

11/2

1

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 140y

16:37 Down Royal

Fr Gilligansvoyge

12st 0lb

J: Mr Pat Taaffe

T: John G Carr

in rear throughout, pulled up approaching last

14/1

25/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Leading when falling two out in a recent Quakerstown maiden; relatively inexperienced sort may find this too demanding.

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

19th

8

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:10 Down Royal

Matthews Hill

11st 12lb

J: Miss Georgie Benson

T: Peter John Flood

always behind, mistake 2nd

100/1

8th

8

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:13 Fairyhouse

Matthews Hill

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Peter John Flood

Has form figures of 2F4 in hunter chases this year; likely vulnerable to sharper types dropped to 2m for hurdling debut.

66/1

4th

3

2nd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 2

18:35 Stratford

Matthews Hill

12st 0lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: Peter John Flood

held up in rear, mistake 3rd, dropped to last before 10th, not fluent 14th, not fluent 15th

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 0867PU

Last run: 3 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

0-28 under rules, placed over hurdles five times; wide-margin Ballinaboola maiden winner in February; prominent before unseating in the Ladies' Cup on Tuesday; may be more at home in this company.

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

4th

9

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 55y

16:55 Downpatrick

Lesssaidthebetter

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Winning pointer but a longstanding maiden under rules (0-24 hurdles, 0-9 chasing); overall profile strikes a note of caution but a breakthrough is not out of the question; the outcome could hinge on his ability to reverse Tramore form with Brehon Star who beat him quite handily there; 6lb better off and blinkered for the first time.

4/1

2nd

15

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 150y

14:45 Tramore

Lesssaidthebetter

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: P J Rothwell

midfield, jumped right and bumped rival 1st, hampered by faller when left in third 5th, went second before 2 out, challenging approaching last, went clear with winner run-in, kept on

14/1

Form: U

Last run: 122 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Three unseats and a fall from his last five starts; seems a hazardous proposition; rider won this for Ted Walsh 12 months ago.

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

3

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

15:40 Punchestown

Chateau Elan

11st 11lb

J: Mr Ian Cribbin

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Beaten 20l in fourth behind Fr Gilligansvoyge in this race last year; in front of Keenaghan Lass then, but that rival turned the tables when the pair made the frame behind Private Ryan here at the Kildare Hunt point-to-point; better run last time when third in an open contest at Tattersalls Farm.

8/1

7th

3

5th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:50 Listowel

Chateau Elan

11st 7lb

J: Mr Ian Cribbin

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Maiden pointer was 20l fourth in restricted hunter chase at Punchestown festival; third in point-to-point at Stradbally since.

10/1

4th

3

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Chateau Elan

11st 11lb

J: Mr Ian Cribbin

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Three unseats and a fall from his last five starts; seems a hazardous proposition; rider won this for Ted Walsh 12 months ago.

25/1

Form: 076-63

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest 80-rated hurdler; two wins in points and second to Happy Victory at this venue; last of three finishers in a Thurles hunters chase in which Happy Victory flopped.

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

10

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

15:40 Punchestown

Keenaghan Lass

11st 4lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: T F Shaw

towards rear, hampered and brought down 1st

8/1

6th

10

19th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 110y

19:15 Downpatrick

Keenaghan Lass

11st 7lb

J: Mr T P Harney

T: T F Shaw

Dual winning pointer but modest performer under Rules; behind Carrig Wells when remote third at Thurles in February and well in arrears of Matthews Hill when fifth at Punchestown.

12/1

5th

11

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Keenaghan Lass

11st 4lb

J: Mr T P Harney

T: T F Shaw

Modest 80-rated hurdler; two wins in points and second to Happy Victory at this venue; last of three finishers in a Thurles hunters chase in which Happy Victory flopped.

8/1

Form: 3/27-4

Last run: 269 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Flopped when unplaced favourite for this last year, making a series of errors; fair chance on the basis of Roscommon handicap fourth last August; may have needed last month's point-to-point run; top rider.

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

6th

1

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

An Droichead Gorm

11st 11lb

J: Mr B O’Neill

T: Peter Maher

Flopped when unplaced favourite for this last year, making a series of errors; fair chance on the basis of Roscommon handicap fourth last August; may have needed last month's point-to-point run; top rider.

7/2

4th

1

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

An Droichead Gorm

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

travelled strongly, in rear, not fluent 1st, headway and in touch with leaders 4th, pressed leader after 7th, led narrowly before 11th, shaken up when headed 2 out, soon lost position, ridden and weakened run-in

12/1

7th

2

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

An Droichead Gorm

11st 11lb

J: Mr N Bashford

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

Consistent if modest handicap chaser when trained by Philip Dempsey; placed four times off marks in the low-90s between October 2019 and January 2020; good effort on stable debut after more than a year off when second to smart cross-country horse Singing Banjo at Wexford last June; warmed up for this with a maiden point win last month; should go close.

11/8

Form: 57PP

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Lost his way after maiden point win last May; appears risky despite the appeal of a top trainer/rider combination.

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

11th

5

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Royal Juniper

11st 4lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

Won over fences in Ireland last summer (2m, yielding to soft), but well beaten on both hurdling starts for current stable (handicap/novice) and difficult to enthuse over at present.

50/1

5th

4

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:05 Exeter

Royal Juniper

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

Won run-of-the-mill handicap chase in Ireland last summer (2m, yielding to soft) but struggled in C&D handicap hurdle for new stable in November and needs subsequent wind op to have made a big difference.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Twice second from four starts in points, fourth behind Jet Fighter at Monksgrange; unlikely to be good enough

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

2

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Artic Weather

11st 11lb

J: Mr J W Hannon

T: Ian John McCarthy

Twice second from four starts in points, fourth behind Jet Fighter at Monksgrange; unlikely to be good enough

16/1

Form: 9-5PP4

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest track form before switching to point-to-points; successful in his first two runs at Tinahely and at this venue, beating Keenaghan Lass and Father Gilligansvoyge readily; 2-1 fav, never going when pulled-up in a Thurles hunter chase; did not significantly redeem himself at Downpatrick; strong chance in this company if restored to form.

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

5

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Happy Victory

11st 11lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

raced wide, in touch with leaders, fell 3rd

9/4

4th

4

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 100y

17:10 Downpatrick

Happy Victory

12st 0lb

J: Mr A J Fox

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, awkward jump 1st, soon dropped to midfield, headway and in touch with leaders when not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, not fluent but went modest fourth last, soon no extra

4/1

4

13th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 89y

13:55 Thurles

Happy Victory

12st 0lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, headway and went third halfway

7/4

Form: P022P6

Last run: 3 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Twice second over fences for Brian Ellison; maiden point winner at Monksgrange, with Arctic Weather fourth; moderate sixth over the banks course here on Tuesday.

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

8th

7

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 130y

13:20 Punchestown

Jet Fighter

11st 4lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Peter Maher

Point winner with moderate track form; will be well-schooled coming form this source but faces a huge task.

100/1

0

14

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 14y

15:05 Tipperary

Jet Fighter

10st 7lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Peter Maher

Twice runner-up in Britain last year in handicap chases but not setting the track alight on recent starts, that despite a 'point' win a few starts back; only six so plenty of time to recapture the sparkle but looks a modest betting proposition for now.

28/1

7th

4

19th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 110y

19:15 Downpatrick

Jet Fighter

12st 0lb

J: Mr S Cavanagh

T: Peter Maher

Twice runner-up in handicap chases last year when trained for a brief spell in Britain; won maiden point at Monksgrange in March; made no impression in a couple of outings at the Punchestown festival.

12/1

Form: 0/F-

Last run: 364 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fell at the first in this race a year ago; beat Arctic Weather at Stradbally on the most recent of five starts in points; flopped earlier behind Fr Gilligansvoyge at Borris House when favourite; trainer and rider combined to win this event two years ago.

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

2nd

10

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

13:35 Doncaster

Speaker Thomas

11st 4lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Ben Pauling

Good-ground Irish point winner in April; fairly encouraging stable/hurdle debut when third of six at Worcester (2m, good to soft) last month but needs to take a good step forward here and Kielan Woods evidently prefers his stablemate, Samazul.

16/1

3rd

5

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Worcester

Speaker Thomas

11st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Made all in an Irish point for Shark Hanlon in April (3m, good); jumping issues evident before and since, and others instil a bit more confidence, but has had wind surgery and the tongue-tie goes on.

13/2

Form: 8-695P

Last run: 292 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Twice placed in bumpers two years ago; modest overall form over hurdles and points since then; up against it.

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

7th

16

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Trim To Milan

10st 13lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gerard Keane

Showed early promise in bumpers when twice placed in May 2021; modest overall hurdles form, though recent Fairyhouse seventh was mildly encouraging.

14/1

7th

20

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 175y

15:45 Punchestown

Trim To Milan

10st 6lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gerard Keane

towards rear

40/1

0

19

10th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 30y

12:52 Down Royal

Trim To Milan

10st 6lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gerard Keane

took keen hold, soon midfield, not fluent 5th, badly hampered by faller and unseated 3 out

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €2706.00
Straight Forecast €2188.30
Tricast €33208.60
Trifecta €27901.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Happy Victory

POSTDATA:

Keenaghan Lass

The Irish Sun:

Happy Victory