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12:48 Punchestown

Soft To Heavy

Conway Piling Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £6787.61
  • 2m 2f 200y
  • 11 runners
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Conway Piling Beginners Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.30
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 11121- C

Last run: 213 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Smart novice hurdler last term who took out the 3m Grade 1 novice hurdle at the festival here when last seen; can jump right on occasions but has a clear class edge over his rivals on hurdle form.

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1st

3

12th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Gaelic Warrior

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

travelled strongly, prominent

3/1

4

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

13:10 Leopardstown

Gaelic Warrior

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Suffered only defeat last season when second to stablemate Impaire Et Passe in the Ballymore; signed off with 3m Grade 1 win at Punchestown; dominant from a long way out in scoring eased-down by 15l on chase debut at the same venue; jumped well and always in full control when beating Il Etait Temps over an extended 2m3f in Grade 1 at Limerick; looks the part.

4/5

1st

2

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 100y

14:05 Limerick

Gaelic Warrior

11st 12lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

jumped well, made all, soon clear, not fluent 3rd, reduced lead 5th, 1 length ahead halfway, went clear going easily after 2 out, eased run-in, impressive

4/11

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 1434-2

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Useful novice hurdler who made a highly encouraging start to his chase career when runner-up to Imagine in a beginners' at Fairyhouse 18 days ago; big player if he can build on that with first-time tongue-tie.

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1st

5

12th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Inothewayurthinkin

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Acts on heavy ground; ran well behind high-class Gaelic Warrior in November/December; proved a handicap snip in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham (3m2f) four weeks ago, making a mockery of his mark and readily justifying 13-8 favouritism; new rating puts him top in this field.

9/4

1st

1

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Inothewayurthinkin

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Gavin Cromwell

Only ninth on last month's handicap debut at Leopardstown (2m5f, yielding to soft); however, the way he kept on, allied with his useful pedigree, bodes well for today's step up in trip; good third in Grade 1 novice chase at Limerick (2m3f, heavy) in December behind Tuesday's Arkle one-three Gaelic Warrior and Il Etait Temps; has potential off this mark and he's been the hot ante-post favourite.

3/1

9th

12

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Inothewayurthinkin

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual winner over hurdles; has run into Gaelic Warrior twice over fences, running well in the Grade 1 at Limerick at Christmas; mark of 144 over fences is no gimme but could well be capable of running up to it.

7/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: /2113- C

Last run: 213 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point winner; progressed from his maiden hurdle win here to land a novice hurdle at Navan and good third in a valuable race here in April; rates as the type to take to fences but would need to take form to a new level.

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5

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Senior Chief

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, brief headway 5 out, not fluent 4 out, soon weakened, eased when hampered by faller 3 out, soon pulled up

10/1

1st

7

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 182y

14:05 Punchestown

Senior Chief

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent on outer, joined leaders going okay home turn, ridden towards near side before last, switched right and ran on to lead after last, pushed out

2/5

2nd

8

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

15:05 Navan

Senior Chief

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, bumped 7th, went second 10th, pressed leader on inner 11th

4/1

Form: 240F-2 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Some smart form over hurdles last season including a fourth to Good Land at Leopardstown in February; poor run at Cheltenham and fell at Aintree subsequently; however, plenty to like about his chase debut at Limerick last month when battling on gamely once headed and he should progress with that under his belt.

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14

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Cool Survivor

10st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't jump well, never better than midfield, towards rear when bad mistake 13th, pulled up after 14th

25/1

13th

14

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Cool Survivor

11st 6lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

3m Listed novice hurdle winner last season (heavy) and best run in that sphere was his staying-on fourth in Grade 1 novice at Leopardstown (2m6f, yielding) last February; hasn't hit same form heights over fences, most recently 19l fourth of 25 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (2m5f), but he's on a good mark on his hurdle form and the step up in trip could be ideal.

13/2

4th

17

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Cool Survivor

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Smart form over hurdles last season including fourth of eight in a 2m6f Grade 1 event here; solid display against the smart Quilixios on chasing debut at Limerick; twice soundly beaten at Punchestown since behind top Mullins novices; others preferred but not without a chance.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: /0029- C

Last run: 210 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a handicap hurdle at this venue; only narrowly denied in last year's Coral Cup before a lesser effort here; interesting runner on chase debut and any further rain would help; off 210 days.

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7th

1

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:55 Cork

An Epic Song

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

Good class hurdler, best effort when touched off in last year's Coral Cup; jumped consistently left on his chase debut at Punchestown in November when last seen; has a clear chance here with better jumping, albeit over a trip short of his best.

7/4

5th

1

25th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 200y

12:48 Punchestown

An Epic Song

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

Won a handicap hurdle at this venue; only narrowly denied in last year's Coral Cup before a lesser effort here; interesting runner on chase debut and any further rain would help; off 210 days.

10/1

Form: P814C- D

Last run: 212 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a maiden hurdle at Clonmel last season; carried out when still involved in a handicap hurdle at this venue when last seen; bright prospect but plenty to find and yard's second-string here.

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3rd

1

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 150y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Figaroc

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

jumped left on occasions, in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield halfway, not fluent 8th, went remote third run-in

13/2

3rd

1

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

Figaroc

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Left previous chase form behind when third behind Zanahiyr at Thurles last month; handicapper has taken no chances though.

5/1

3rd

5

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 70y

13:33 Thurles

Figaroc

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

jumped left on occasions, in touch with leaders, went modest third after 4 out, mistake 2 out, kept on, no match for first two

20/1

Form: 11P/47

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beat Bronn in novice hurdle at Navan two seasons ago; however, tailed off in two starts over fences having missed 18 months in the interim.

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17

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Daily Present

10st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

held up in rear, not fluent 16th, weakening when tired jump 19th, soon pulled up

20/1

5th

23

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Daily Present

10st 10lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: Paul Nolan

Point and dual novice hurdle winner who left his first three chase runs well behind when back up in trip and winning in a first-time tongue-tie (retained) on handicap debut at Down Royal (3m, soft) in January, displaying bundles of stamina; this race is much hotter but that latest form reads well and there could still be mileage in his mark, especially over this extra 2f.

11/1

1st

2

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Down Royal

Daily Present

11st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Beat the talented Bronn in a novice hurdle at Navan two seasons ago; tailed off in three starts in beginners' chases since October having missed 18 months; tongue-tie on now; opening handicap mark is 13lb lower than his hurdles rating.

6/1

Form: 90-0U9

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Shown very little under rules so far including since going over fences on last two starts.

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8th

11

25th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 200y

12:48 Punchestown

Celebrating Katie

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

Shown very little under rules so far including since going over fences on last two starts.

200/1

9th

7

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 120y

15:12 Down Royal

Celebrating Katie

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

Second in a maiden point in February 2022; weak form over hurdles; last of 14 off a modest rating in a handicap at Cork last month; posed no threat when unseating at the eighth on chasing debut at Thurles last week.

66/1

0

14

2nd Nov 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 66y

12:55 Thurles

Celebrating Katie

11st 5lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

in rear, no impression when mistake and unseated 8th

33/1

Form: 10-59 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bumper winner but shown little since and tailed off in two runs over fences this season.

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1st

6

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Bushmans Pass

11st 1lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

raced wide, led narrowly or disputed lead early, prominent after 4th, challenging when pushed along 2 out, ridden after last, stayed on to lead towards finish

7/1

3rd

7

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Bushmans Pass

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Beaten long way in beginners' chases but has taken advantage of handy opening mark to win both handicaps on heavy; beat Rolly Bowley Boy 6l at Limerick (2m6f) and off 10lb higher mark won going away over 2m5f at Fairyhouse last month; drop back in trip here possibly not ideal and hefty 13lb rise makes this a lot tougher.

100/30

1st

5

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 50y

13:00 Fairyhouse

Bushmans Pass

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

prominent, mistake 4 out, pressed leaders when ridden before 2 out, led narrowly approaching last, stayed on

9/2

Form: 0/839-

Last run: 257 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off on chase debut when last seen and well below the level of form required generally.

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0

8

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

15:42 Navan

One Horse Army

11st 2lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

Best hurdles run when third off a modest 86 in a staying handicap at Punchestown 12 months ago; has struggled on his first three attempts over fences; jumped badly at Punchestown last time.

14/1

6th

6

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 150y

12:30 Punchestown

One Horse Army

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Padraig Roche

Best hurdles run when third off a modest 86 in a staying handicap at this venue in January; has struggled on his first two attempts over fences.

100/1

0

8

25th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 200y

12:48 Punchestown

One Horse Army

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Padraig Roche

Tailed off on chase debut when last seen and well below the level of form required generally.

200/1

Form: 119-86 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back over hurdles at the end of last season; some minor promise in beginners' company this term but would need major step forward here.

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6th

2

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

17:05 Leopardstown

Soldaro

12st 4lb

J: Mr B T Stone

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual hurdle winner last year and put up some decent beginners' chase runs before pulled-up last time; chance if rebounding.

10/1

7

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 65y

13:30 Fairyhouse

Soldaro

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won back-to-back over hurdles last year; has taken on some smart types in beginners' events but has plenty to prove at this stage; finished behind Sainte Dona at Thurles in October; well held by Jumping Jet based on 2m4f Down Royal clash; better judged on more recent third over 2m at this venue.

100/30

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Selections

TOPSPEED:

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SPOTLIGHT:

Gaelic Warrior

POSTDATA:

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Gaelic Warrior