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11:40 Punchestown

Soft To Heavy

Pigsback.com Risk Of Thunder Chase

  • Prize money: £9137.17
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Pigsback.com Risk Of Thunder Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.20
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 5-F263

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Ran well enough on sole try at this discipline in April before some decent efforts in defeat in conventional chases over the summer; should be capable of a big run; second runner for owner.

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

3rd

4

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Birchdale

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

towards rear, headway 8th

5/1

24

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Birchdale

10st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E Bolger

towards rear, not fluent when bumped and unseated 1st

20/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: /521-P C

Last run: 84 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual winner over this course, including the 4m2f La Touche Cup at the festival in April; pulled-up in a cross-country event in France in September; probably better on a sounder surface but can run well back here.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 130y

13:20 Punchestown

Vital Island

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: R P O’Keeffe

Seven wins in points, as specialist over the banks at Lingstown; dual winner over this course, in the 3m1f Ladies Cup in 2022 and the 4m2f La Touche last season; second in the Risk Of Thunder here in November; struggled at Cheltenham last time but should not be underestimated

12/1

11th

9

15th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 56y

Class 2

15:00 Cheltenham

Vital Island

10st 2lb

J: Mr T Power Roche

T: R P O’Keeffe

Veteran having his first visit to Cheltenham, but he's a dual winner on the Banks Course at Punchestown and bounced back to form when second in the Risk Of Thunder there last month (soft); every chance of confirming those placings with Enjoy D'Allen, even from 4lb out of the weights; could go well despite his preference for drier ground.

16/1

2nd

2

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

11:40 Punchestown

Vital Island

11st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: R P O’Keeffe

soon led narrowly, briefly disputed lead 14th, ridden when headed before last, kept on but no match for winner

3/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 731354 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

One of four runners for this owner; won his third race over fences when winning over 2m3f at Kilbeggan in August; below that level the last twice but has the class to run well if adapting to this discipline.

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

3rd

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

11:40 Punchestown

Mica Malpic

12st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E Bolger

held up in rear, headway and went fourth after 3 out, outpaced when nudged along after 2 out, kept on and went third towards finish, no match for first two

5/1

4th

1

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:50 Limerick

Mica Malpic

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

Course winner stays much further but latest win was over this trip at Kilbeggan in August; followed that with fine third to subsequent Kerry National winner over 3m1f at same venue; below par latest and cheekpieces worn for all three wins are missing here; goes on soft but doesn't want it this heavy.

11/2

5th

7

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 6f 0y

16:30 Listowel

Mica Malpic

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

Is 3-15 as a chaser; under a big weight he was an excellent third over 3m1f at Kilbeggan last month (soft) and the winner landed the big chase here on Wednesday; fine over this shorter trip and has won here; solid.

3/1

Form: 80/13- C BF

Last run: 211 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point winner got off the mark under rules when beating Vital Island over C&D in April; the race might have come too soon when 3rd back here four days later, just behind Blast Of Koeman; lacks a recent run but a contender if ready.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

10

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 130y

13:20 Punchestown

Three By Two

11st 4lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Denis Paul Murphy

Point winner; off the mark under rules when beating Vital Island over C&D in April; the race might have come too soon when 3rd back here four days later; has a bit to find with Vital Island on running here in November; tough task against Coko Beach and Stattler

12/1

4th

8

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

11:40 Punchestown

Three By Two

11st 2lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Denis Paul Murphy

Point winner got off the mark under rules when beating Vital Island over C&D in April; the race might have come too soon when 3rd back here four days later, just behind Blast Of Koeman; lacks a recent run but a contender if ready.

4/1

3rd

19

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Three By Two

11st 5lb

J: Mr T Power Roche

T: Denis Paul Murphy

Dead-heated in a maiden point in March before a respectable third in a winners of two race; claimed a notable scalp when beating Vital Island here on Tuesday; this is a deeper race, but Vital Island franked the form in some style in Thursday's La Touche.

11/2

Form: 00060-

Last run: 225 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Fourth runner for this owner; unplaced on all starts over hurdles and fences last season but some fine runs in 2021/22; has the class to run well if adapting to this discipline.

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

6th

4

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 130y

13:20 Punchestown

Enjoy Dallen

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ciaran Murphy

Smart staying handicap chaser at his best, third in the Irish Grand National and the Paddy Power 2021; a long time since he has prospered; needs to step up on what he has shown cross-country so far; finished behind Vital Island here in November, and held by Fameaftertheglory on Cheltenham running.

14/1

0

20

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Enjoy Dallen

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Ciaran Murphy

never better than midfield, detached before 3 out (usual 4 out), pulled up approaching last

33/1

7th

5

15th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 56y

Class 2

15:00 Cheltenham

Enjoy Dallen

10st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Last season was a washout but he used to be smart and ran a nice race when beaten 10l in the Risk Of Thunder on Punchestown's Banks Course 19 days ago on his return from an absence; although he's not weighted to reverse placings with runner-up Vital Island, he should strip fitter here and the return of headgear is probably a good thing.

12/1

Form: 004P-7 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Was beaten 52l in this race last year on sole try at this discipline but ran well over the conventional fences here since; has to do much better today.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Champagne Platinum

11st 11lb

J: Luke Donnelly

T: E Bolger

Pulled up in the National trial at Punchestown last month but he had bounced back to form winning over hurdles on his penultimate outing and he handles this ground; feasibly treated on old form.

8/1

9

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Champagne Platinum

10st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: E Bolger

Won a beginners' chase at Navan two years ago, his only success from 17 starts over fences; that profile is not encouraging, but he looked in good shape when winning a handicap hurdle at Gowran last month; now 5lb lower than when fourth in this race 12 months ago.

8/1

Form: /3282- C

Last run: 280 days

W: 11st 4lb

13 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won twice over this banks course at the festival in 2021, including the La Touche over 4m2f; was poor in a point last time but was just denied in this race last year by the classy Delta Work; a repeat of that will see him go close.

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

7th

7

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

11:40 Punchestown

Singing Banjo

11st 4lb

J: Mr B J Walsh

T: Barry John Walsh

Won twice over this banks course at the festival in 2021, including the La Touche over 4m2f; was poor in a point last time but was just denied in this race last year by the classy Delta Work; a repeat of that will see him go close.

9/1

2nd

3

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 1f 0y

13:10 Punchestown

Singing Banjo

12st 0lb

J: Mr B J Walsh

T: Barry John Walsh

midfield, joined leaders after 4th, disputed lead 18th, led clearly 4 out, faced challenge when ridden after 2 out, mistake when headed last, kept on well but held towards finish, no match for winner

13/2

8th

11

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 37y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Singing Banjo

10st 3lb

J: Mr B J Walsh

T: Barry John Walsh

Comes alive in races of this nature and, although only seventh on his last visit here in December 2021, he had divided Back On The Lash and Diesel D'Allier over C&D the previous month; definite claims on that form and indeed his latest Punchestown run when only narrowly conceding defeat to Delta Work; now 25lb better off with the winner without factoring in jockey claims.

8/1

Form: 4PP42-

Last run: 211 days

W: 11st 4lb

12 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Is just 2-52 in all disciplines but has run well over this banks course a number of times, including on last start when 2nd over C&D in April, just in front of Three By Two; capable of a decent showing.

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

10th

7

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Blast Of Koeman

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Peter Maher

Some promising efforts in cross country races last season; tailed off sole start this term in a cross country; poor record fresh (off 130 days) and others preferred.

40/1

8th

4

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

11:40 Punchestown

Blast Of Koeman

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Peter Maher

Is just 2-52 in all disciplines but has run well over this banks course a number of times, including on last start when 2nd over C&D in April, just in front of Three By Two; capable of a decent showing.

7/1

2nd

12

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Blast Of Koeman

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Peter Maher

Third in last year's La Touche, and ran to a similar level when fourth on Thursday; has run well on other occasions too, notably when second to Shady Operator early last year; had struggled on two visits this season prior to Thursday's revival.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta €363.00
Straight Forecast €419.20
Trifecta €3403.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Three By Two

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Champagne Platinum

SPOTLIGHT:

Vital Island