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13:45 Punchestown

Good To Yielding

Thanks For Supporting Festival 2023 Claiming Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 3f 80y
  • 14 runners
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Thanks For Supporting Festival 2023 Claiming Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.40
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1715-6 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Back to form lately, winning a Clonmel claimer and Ballinrobe handicap; solid run in a 2m handicap back at the former track last time; this trip suits better; big chance off this weight.

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

6th

6

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

12:50 Limerick

Bal De Rio

10st 10lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Course 2m3f winner has won six times over hurdles in all, including four in claiming events; briefly left the yard last year and finish 8l second in a race of this type at Clonmel in September; finished second in this event 12 months ago.

7/2

2nd

4

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 181y

14:30 Clonmel

Bal De Rio

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: James McAuley

Course winner has won six times over hurdles, including four in claiming events; moved to this yard after a second at Bellewstown last time; handles any ground and is weighted to go close.

9/4

2nd

5

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

16:05 Bellewstown

Bal De Rio

11st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

in touch with leaders, went second before 3 out, challenging on inner before 2 out, not fluent last, kept on run-in, just held

13/2

OUR TIP

14/1

  • Place: £5.10

Form: 5/59-0

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Maiden has been placed several times over hurdles; poor over 3m last time; needs to show best down in trip.

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

14th

20

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 6f 111y

20:20 Galway

Fancy A Cosmo

11st 1lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: R P Cody

midfield, mistake 3rd

10/1

1st

3

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 150y

17:05 Wexford

Fancy A Cosmo

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: R P Cody

prominent, nudged along after 3 out, quickened to lead before 2 out, soon clear, ridden out and went further clear run-in

12/1

3rd

6

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 130y

16:00 Punchestown

Fancy A Cosmo

11st 2lb

J: Miss E Cody

T: R P Cody

pressed leader

5/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 3246-5

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Placed several times over hurdles; not at best over 2m6f last twice; has a chance back to this trip.

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

6

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:20 Newcastle

Ballyquin Bay

11st 5lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

in touch with leaders, lost position 4 out, weakened 3 out, flagged down after 2 out, race voided

5/1

4th

5

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 5

12:50 Kelso

Ballyquin Bay

11st 8lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

led

8/1

3rd

2

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

14:50 Newcastle

Ballyquin Bay

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

0-13 but he took a step back in the right direction when fourth of 12 off this reduced mark at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) last month, and it's possible today's drop back in trip will help; not discounted.

13/2

Form: 93505- D

Last run: 119 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Below form last three starts for this yard but a solid chance if back to some of last year's form for Joseph O'Brien.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

12th

7

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Slige Dala

11st 11lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Patrick T Foley

Bumper winner and dual hurdles winner; 0-10 chasing, one of his better efforts when fourth in 2m6f Galway handicap in September; pulled up at Clonmel in October; did not jump well when last of eight finishers here last time Toofareastiswest second then.

16/1

8th

3

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Slige Dala

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick T Foley

Bumper winner and dual hurdles winner is 0-9 chasing, one of his better efforts when fourth in 2m6f Galway handicap in September; pulled up at Clonmel five weeks ago; fair chance of making the frame if restored to form.

10/1

0

1

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 156y

16:55 Clonmel

Slige Dala

12st 0lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Patrick T Foley

Bumper winner and dual hurdles winner is 0-8 chasing, one of his better efforts when fourth in 2m6f Galway handicap on latest; drops in grade and not one to rule out.

11/2

11/1

Form: 1325F-

Last run: 44 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Winner of 1-7 over hurdles and rated 110; goes best on a sound surface and can run well, though has no easy task under top-weight.

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

5th

3

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:35 Downpatrick

Benz

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: R K Watson

prominent, soon went second, lost second but prominent halfway

20/1

10th

2

(3)

12th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Benz

9st 9lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: R K Watson

Irish raider; won over hurdles for Gordon Elliott; has achieved little in two runs (hurdle/Flat) for new yard, 100-1 shot both times; best watched unless the market signals are stronger.

25/1

11th

10

(10)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

14:15 Dundalk (AW)

Benz

9st 0lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: R K Watson

Won a Tramore maiden hurdle for Gordon Elliott, tailed off on yard debut; blinkers now tried for Flat return and of limited appeal (3lb wrong).

16/1

Form: 70-P

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has shown little in three starts and is passed over.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

17

4th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 95y

15:20 Kilbeggan

The Bog Garden

11st 7lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Michael Hourigan

First reserve; not shamed in claimer at Punchestown and makes handicap debut here.

6th

9

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

13:45 Punchestown

The Bog Garden

11st 0lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Michael Hourigan

Has shown little in three starts and is passed over.

100/1

6

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 100y

20:30 Downpatrick

The Bog Garden

12st 0lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Michael Hourigan

towards rear

33/1

Form: /4PU5- CD

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten behind Bal De Rio at Clonmel last time but was giving that rival 14lb then and more favourable terms today; not without hope.

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

7th

11

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

13:45 Punchestown

Commandingpresence

10st 10lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Andrew McNamara

Well beaten behind Bal De Rio at Clonmel last time but was giving that rival 14lb then and more favourable terms today; not without hope.

12/1

5th

5

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 112y

13:55 Clonmel

Commandingpresence

11st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Andrew McNamara

Impressive winner of a maiden hurdle for Henry de Bromhead in 2020 but never fulfilled that early promise; tried chasing this season, only completing once but not devoid of promise; back over hurdles here but others preferred.

25/1

4

5th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:20 Leopardstown

Commandingpresence

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Andrew McNamara

in rear but in touch with leaders early, got well behind when not fluent 4th, bad mistake and unseated rider 5th

40/1

Form: /0PP-9

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Badly out of form this year and was tailed-off last time, so blinkers need to work.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

10

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 51y

16:55 Sligo

Buzz Light

10st 6lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Thomas Dowling

towards rear of midfield

40/1

8th

13

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

13:45 Punchestown

Buzz Light

10st 6lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Thomas Dowling

keen to post

33/1

9th

9

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 139y

17:48 Ballinrobe

Buzz Light

11st 7lb

J: Evan Dwan

T: Thomas Dowling

Decent form early in career for Mulvany stable, highlighted by a heavy-ground 2m2f maiden win here; recent form poor however and of limited appeal.

25/1

Form: 32219- D

Last run: 214 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Below best on the Flat lately but has a shout if back to last year's best hurdle form, notably a Downpatrick novice win; goes well on good ground.

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

17th

10

(4)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:05 Navan

No Trouble

9st 5lb

J: Colin Keane

T: John C McConnell

Has won on grass but saves his best for Dundalk; well held in two turf claimers when last seen in August.

14/1

Form: 68-

Last run: 67 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Poor on the Flat and over hurdles, so passed over.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

11

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 110y

17:30 Naas

Mornington Bay

11st 9lb

J: Miss A L Murphy

T: Sarah Dawson

Modest on the Flat and in two runs over hurdles; makes no appeal here.

100/1

10th

14

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

13:45 Punchestown

Mornington Bay

10st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Sarah Dawson

Poor on the Flat and over hurdles, so passed over.

100/1

8th

20

17th Mar 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:50 Down Royal

Mornington Bay

10st 1lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Sarah Dawson

midfield

100/1

Form: 88-

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten a long way in two bumpers and can't be seriously fancied.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

4

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

13:45 Punchestown

Scipio Africanus

11st 10lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: W M Roper

Beaten a long way in two bumpers and can't be seriously fancied.

100/1

8th

7

13th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

16:50 Thurles

Scipio Africanus

12st 0lb

J: Mr H E Sexton

T: W M Roper

towards rear of midfield, in rear and became detached over 5f out

50/1

Form: 07-

Last run: 51 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in a bumper and maiden hurdle; has plenty to do on these terms.

Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

15th

8

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 185y

17:20 Downpatrick

Jimlis Cave

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: R K Watson

Minor promise in a maiden hurdle here a year ago but beaten huge distances in three runs since including handicap debut; wears first-time cheekpieces on return from 131 days off.

40/1

14th

13

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Navan

Jimlis Cave

11st 1lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: R K Watson

prominent, dropped to midfield before 4th

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Flat maiden has run well in some Dundalk handicaps this spring but below that level last twice; modest appeal on hurdling debut.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

13:45 Punchestown

Foreign Policy

10st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Flat maiden has run well in some Dundalk handicaps this spring but below that level last twice; modest appeal on hurdling debut.

14/1

7th

12

(12)

10th May 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Gowran Park

Foreign Policy

8st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

midfield, pushed along under 3f out, ridden and outpaced under 2f out, no extra 1f out

12/1

9th

11

(10)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Foreign Policy

9st 2lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Noel Meade

Ran twice on turf last year; made a bright start in handicap company with 66-1 third over 1m4f here last month; another solid run over the same trip last month; fair chance if staying.

13/2

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Payout
Exacta €367.00
Straight Forecast €381.00
Trifecta €1756.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bal De Rio

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Bal De Rio

TOPSPEED:

Bal De Rio

POSTDATA:

Bal De Rio

The Irish Sun:

Bal De Rio