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14:20 Punchestown

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Punchestown Flat Is Back Handicap

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Punchestown Flat Is Back Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.20
  • Place: £1.60

Form: -58302

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Solid form in maidens at Naas and the Curragh and best run yet when just failing to get up in Navan handicap over this trip last month; on a nice mark and likely major player.

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6th

6

(8)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:45 Gowran Park

Perfect Poise

9st 8lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Suited by soft/heavy ground, consistent in handicaps last season and took her mark to a career-high on last month's seasonal debut when only denied final strides at Leopardstown over 1m; big player.

11/4

2nd

2

(5)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Leopardstown

Perfect Poise

10st 1lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Suited by soft ground, consistent in handicaps last season; represents a powerful trainer/rider combination and is worth considering on seasonal debut.

9/2

3rd

5

(2)

16th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

14:20 Gowran Park

Perfect Poise

9st 11lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

led, joined halfway, raced far side from over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and lost second inside final furlong

11/4

OUR TIP

9/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 0-7197 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Won his fourth race when scoring over this trip at Killarney in May but hasn't looked to stay 1m2f trip both starts since; back at optimum trip here for new yard and top-weight not one to rule out.

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7th

4

(6)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 30y

15:35 Killarney

Church Mountain

9st 6lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

C&D winner in May off 2lb lower; another good effort when staying on into second at Punchestown last time; best form has been on drier ground than likely to encounter here.

6/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 202-08 D

Last run: 110 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Turf win came over two years ago; absent since two runs back in May when not beaten that far; 5lb lower on return and can't be ruled out.

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3rd

4

(7)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Darkdeserthighway

9st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

midfield

6/1

5th

11

(7)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Darkdeserthighway

9st 8lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: M D O’Callaghan

towards rear of midfield, headway towards near side 2f out, prominent and kept on inside final 110yds, not reach leaders

5/1

1st

2

(8)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Darkdeserthighway

9st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

Stable-mate of Rockbury Lad looked the one to take out of the race when third at Punchestown lately, that on the back of a break; has winning course form (10lb lower) and should give a good account.

4/1

11/2

Form: 496372 D BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Hasn't won this year but good third at Naas and last month came home well into second over 1m1f at Leopardstown, having taken time to settle and allowing winner first run; hold-up performer probably not the easiest of rides but on a nice mark and could go well.

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9th

4

(11)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Morning Approach

9st 13lb

J: Danny Power

T: W McCreery

C&D win in November and only just failed to follow up month later before finishing midfield over C&D last month; others more likely.

10/1

7th

14

(7)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Morning Approach

9st 8lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

midfield

7/1

2nd

1

(5)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Morning Approach

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: W McCreery

in touch with leaders, headway and challenging over 1f out, soon ridden, briefly disputed lead inside final 110yds, just held

6/1

Form: 494843

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Not the most reliable but on a competitive mark and recent Bellewstown third was arguably a seasonal best; could go well from a low draw.

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8th

5

(5)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Mere Accountant

10st 0lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: J P Murtagh

prominent, soon went second

7/1

5th

11

(12)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Mere Accountant

9st 9lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: J P Murtagh

midfield

16/1

6th

12

(6)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:25 Dundalk (AW)

Mere Accountant

9st 11lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: J P Murtagh

Won a C&D maiden just over a year ago; consistent enough on turf since without winning and was only beaten 2l over 1m here last time; this trip should suit better and is down 2lb, so a chance.

9/1

Form: 5-1609 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Dundalk winner is 0-11 on turf and plenty to find on two runs this summer despite reduced mark.

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12th

6

(15)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Naas

Solar Breeze

9st 5lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Daniel McLoughlin

Dual winner at up to 1m2f for Sheila Lavery; touched off in a handicap over the same trip at Dundalk in January; drop back in trip not guaranteed to suit on debut for a new yard but interesting nonetheless.

8/1

12/1

Form: 476540 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

1m winner at Dundalk in March; several creditable turf efforts, including close fourth at the Curragh, but recent Newcastle run was modest.

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7

(9)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 0y

16:35 Navan

Akmaam

9st 9lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

1m AW winner last year; fairly solid efforts of late and was boxing on over 1m at Cork; returning to further is worth a go.

10/1

6th

3

(7)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

14:15 Cork

Akmaam

10st 1lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

Capable at his best although his win record is not stellar; fair run over 1m at Dundalk three weeks ago gives some cause for encouragement here.

16/1

10/1

Form: 370000 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Was in fine form earlier this season, winning at Curragh and Gowran; held by the handicapper since although recent efforts have been over 1m2f which stretches him; back at probably his best trip here so don't rule out; draw not great.

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2nd

3

(19)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Gowran Park

Kodiac Prince

10st 2lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Thomas Cleary

Five-time winner; went up 13lb for wins here and at the Curragh last June and lost his way completely after that; back down to a reasonable mark now but not much encouragement from his seasonal debut at Leopardstown.

16/1

16/1

Form: -96007 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Impressive when winning at Leopardstown early last season but this year has been disappointing; excuses at Clonmel last week so wouldn't be one to readily rule out.

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8th

1

(10)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Zahee

10st 4lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: John C McConnell

Ended a long losing run when recording a 3.5l success here last week and that effort possibly worth marking up having made his challenge up against the far rail (unfavoured here in recent times); 10lb higher but hit previous win came off this mark and can't be ruled out.

3/1

Form: 555232

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Consistent maiden went closest at Bellewstown last month when strong-finishing neck off an all-the-way winner over this trip (Mere Accountant third); seems sure to be thereabouts again.

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16th

7

(20)

23rd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

18:15 Gowran Park

One Boss

9st 13lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Francis J Flood

A 15-race maiden, placed six times for Jessica Harrington; seems to act on any ground; struggled at Leopardstown on her first start for Fran Flood.

25/1

20th

2

(16)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:12 Leopardstown

One Boss

10st 1lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Francis J Flood

A 14-race maiden, placed six times for Jessica Harrington; seems to act on any ground; each-way chance on her first start for Fran Flood.

10/1

Form: 640838

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

AW winner is now 0-15 on turf and remains opposable off this mark.

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1st

1

(3)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Exquisite Acclaim

10st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

soon led narrowly, headed and raced in second after 1f, switched right over 2f out, led narrowly when ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on well up the centre final 110yds

13/2

2nd

2

(6)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Exquisite Acclaim

9st 10lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

soon led, ridden when faced challenge inside final furlong, headed up the centre towards finish

5/1

Form: 781-20

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 3yo won Dundalk nursery last winter and good second on seasonal return there in July; tame turf return at Leopardstown last month however raises questions and now tried in cheekpieces.

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9th

7

(13)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Dromantine

9st 10lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

midfield, outpaced over 1f out, kept on

11/2

3rd

1

(17)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Dromantine

10st 0lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: M Halford & T Collins

prominent, challenging on near side of group over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds, no match for first two

11/2

Form: 115000 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Terrific on the AW at Dundalk early this year, going up 22lb for three wins; turf form poor however but dropped 11lb after three defeats.

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14th

14

(5)

23rd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

18:15 Gowran Park

Mulgrave

9st 10lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Three wins at Dundalk in February last year; brought his AW tally to six with a win the same month this year, scoring with more in hand than the half-length margin would suggest (met trouble); down the field at Chelmsford last month; held by a couple of these on recent Leopardstown running; 0-16 on turf, placed only once.

14/1

9th

8

(20)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

17:12 Leopardstown

Mulgrave

9st 13lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

Three wins at Dundalk in February last year, brought his AW tally to six with a win the same month this year, scoring with more in hand than the half-length margin would suggest (met trouble); down the field at Dundalk on latest; 0-15 on turf, placed only once.

16/1

33/1

Form: /3P-00

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Kempton winner over this trip for the Coles in 2021; ran only twice last year and both runs this term modest; hard to fancy despite reduced mark.

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10th

5

(18)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:57 Curragh

Wild Mountain

9st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: J J Lambe

prominent, soon went second, led halfway, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

25/1

12th

10

(12)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 21y

13:35 Leopardstown

Wild Mountain

9st 7lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: J J Lambe

Kempton winner over this trip for the Coles in 2021; yet to hit form for current connections although recent Down Royal run a small step in the right direction; handicapper giving him a chance.

20/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

One Boss

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Perfect Poise

POSTDATA:

One Boss

The Irish Sun:

One Boss