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19:10 Punchestown

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SalesSense International Novice Hurdle

  • Prize money: £10442.48
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 9 runners
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SalesSense International Novice Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 213P22 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden hurdle here earlier in the season over extended 2m5f; bounced back to form when beaten roughly 1l on his penultimate start at Down Royal (2m4f, soft to heavy) and followed that up with a career best when first past the post at Fairyhouse, seemingly relishing a return to this sort of trip; demoted for interference but the front two pulled clear and he looks a big player on these terms.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

20th

7

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

Monbeg Park

11st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Won novice hurdle at this meeting last year; some promise over fences this season seems on a good mark back in this sphere; should be involved.

12/1

12/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 5-21U

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Unseated early at Cork last time but won a 2m3f maiden hurdle at Naas on his penultimate start; not sure to appreciate return to this trip on quicker ground; owner's second-string.

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1st

7

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 213y

18:00 Punchestown

Spillanes Tower

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: James Joseph Mangan

Steadily progressive 6yo was recording third chase win in last four outings (previous two here) when taking 2m4f Grade 1 WillowWarm Gold Cup at Fairyhouse last month, seeing it out well in testing conditions; up further in trip here and faces stiffest task so far.

9/2

1st

4

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:55 Fairyhouse

Spillanes Tower

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: James Joseph Mangan

in touch with leaders, not fluent 8th, smooth headway challenging towards far side 2 out, shaken up to lead approaching last, ridden and kept on well run-in

7/4

2nd

1

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:48 Navan

Spillanes Tower

11st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: James Joseph Mangan

raced wide, in touch with leaders, headway and went second before last, not fluent last, kept on but no match for winner

11/8

20/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 2121P3 D

Last run: 160 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Off the mark in a maiden hurdle at Killarney last summer; struggled in two novice hurdles since and looks up against it here; off 160 days.

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14th

3

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Uncle Phil

11st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

not fluent 2 out

14/1

5th

2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 1

13:15 Ayr

Uncle Phil

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

3-6 over fences having made all in competitive handicap at Fairyhouse (2m1f, soft) in January; on a lofty mark for his first British start but this 7yo is clearly progressive for his top Irish yard and has to be respected.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1P D

Last run: 111 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Plenty to like about his Rules debut when winning a 22-runner maiden hurdle in good style but mixed signals on the strength of that form and he was beaten a long way out in the Tolworth since; pedigree points to him appreciating further than this; wears first-time tongue-tie.

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12

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Arctic Bresil

10st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

135-rated winning hurdler, 5lb lower over fences; faded late on handicap debut in Cheltenham Festival contest at around this trip; of definite interest here on account of 6l second to Mister Policeman in a 2m novice race here in February; now 15lb better off.

10/1

12th

17

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Arctic Bresil

10st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won hurdle debut (2m1f, yielding to soft) last midwinter but promotion to a Grade 1 next time didn't come off; not an immediate hit over fences and he wasn't the strongest finisher in the field when upped to 2m4f at Gowran (heavy; similar weights chance to runner-up Saint Felicien) in January; probably capable of better if stamina holds out.

12/1

2nd

4

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Punchestown

Arctic Bresil

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

held up in last, headway 7th, went third and nudged along after 2 out, went second when ridden before last, kept on but no match for winner

11/2

Form: 3

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Promising stayer on the Flat and encouraging introduction to hurdles at Naas last month when making his yard debut; much more on her plate here though.

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8th

4

(9)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Night Sparkle

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Progressive this year for Michael O'Callaghan, winning over hurdles prior to completing a Flat hat-trick, latest success in Newmarket handicap (1m6f, good); upped in class on debut for new yard but can't be dismissed in current form.

8/1

Form: 3-1

Last run: 341 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Finished off his race well when winning at Auteuil (2m2f, very soft) when last seen; could be anything at this stage but may want a bit further; off 341 days; warrants serious respect on debut for this yard.

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4

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Sa Majeste

11st 9lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Lightly raced 6yo; having just second run for Willie Mullins when swatting aside high-class staying chaser Noble Yeats at level weights in conditions hurdle at Limerick (2m4f, heavy; unraced on good or firmer) in December; second favourite for the Coral Cup at Cheltenham next time but was never better than midfield; hard to pin down but probably has untapped potential.

11/2

16th

12

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Sa Majeste

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Won a 4yo hurdle at Auteuil in May 2022; only two starts for Willie Mullins but latest was a striking performance when he swatted aside high-class staying chaser Noble Yeats late on at level weights in a four-runner conditions hurdle race at Limerick (2m4f, heavy) over Christmas; unsurprisingly of major interest on this handicap debut, clear favourite in the build-up.

5/1

1st

3

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:02 Limerick

Sa Majeste

11st 10lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: W P Mullins

Won a 4yo hurdle in France on testing ground but was well beaten on Irish debut in April after almost a year off; is capable of better and can't be ruled out from this quarter.

7/4

Form: 123316 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who was consistent in maiden hurdles before gaining his first win at Navan in February; career best when beaten roughly 6l in the Martin Pipe; bit to find and not sure to appreciate the return to 2m.

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3rd

2

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

14:32 Fairyhouse

Firm Footings

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent

9/4

2nd

4

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Firm Footings

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, not fluent 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, rallied and went second approaching last, kept on but no chance with winner run-in

8/1

2nd

3

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 43y

12:00 Punchestown

Firm Footings

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, ridden and challenging when bumped and hampered 2 out, soon led narrowly or disputed lead, kept on well but headed towards finish

5/2

Form: 13332- D

Last run: 558 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a bumper on debut and some solid runs in defeat subsequently; however, he's been off 558 days and this is a tough comeback.

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8

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 180y

14:45 Punchestown

Lahinch Three

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

Bumper winner in 2021 was third on hurdling debut the same year; well beaten at Punchestown on return from an absence and has to improve plenty on that.

14/1

8th

8

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

19:10 Punchestown

Lahinch Three

11st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

didn't jump with fluency, midfield early, lost position after 2 out (usual 4 out)

12/1

2nd

2

17th Oct 2021

Good

2m 3f 0y

15:50 Cork

Lahinch Three

12st 2lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: Emmet Mullins

RPRs about 106 in bumpers, penalised for Kilbeggan win; 100-30, good start to hurdling when third at Gowran, did little wrong; tongue tie; chance.

7/2

Form: 51-817 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner; gained first hurdle win on handicap debut on his penultimate start and wasn't beaten far at Cork since when stepped up in trip; much more on his plate now though.

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Verdict Starting price

14th

9

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

14:30 Punchestown

Heliko Conti

11st 10lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Paul Nolan

Best effort over flights when a close second in a very competitive novice handicap at Leopardstown in December; not at his best twice since but easy to make a case for on Leopardstown form; handles the ground too.

14/1

8th

6

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:27 Naas

Heliko Conti

10st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Bumper and hurdle winner hasn't been beaten far in handicaps lately including over C&D last time; blinkers replace the cheekpieces worn then; chance.

7/1

6th

3

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Heliko Conti

11st 7lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Paul Nolan

prominent

5/1

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Payout
Exacta €319.00
Straight Forecast €317.80
Tricast €3330.90
Trifecta €3065.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Monbeg Park

The Irish Sun:

Sa Majeste

POSTDATA:

Night Sparkle

RP Ratings (IRE):

Monbeg Park

TOPSPEED:

Monbeg Park