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13:55 Punchestown

Soft To Heavy

BetVictor Craddockstown Novice Chase (Grade 2)

  • Prize money: £19057.52
  • 2m 0f 43y
  • 4 runners
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BetVictor Craddockstown Novice Chase (Grade 2)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/7 (Won)

  • Win: £1.20

Form: 2253-1 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Course bumper winner; useful novice hurdler last season, though won only once; fifth in the Martin Pipe at the Cheltenham Festival before a slightly disappointing display in a 2m4f conditions event here in April; fine start over fences when jumping well and making all to beat a 137-rated hurdle at Fairyhouse; suited by trip and ground.

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

4th

1

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 146y

13:05 Punchestown

Imagine

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

soon raced in second, mistake 6th, lost second and weakened before 2 out

7/2

1st

2

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 43y

13:55 Punchestown

Imagine

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second

4/7

1st

3

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

11:53 Fairyhouse

Imagine

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped well, made all, ridden briefly when faced challenge after 2 out, soon clear, pushed out, comfortably

11/4

Form: 011341 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Has done plenty of racing since making his debut in March; 3-6 over hurdles and 2-4 over fences; made the frame in Grade 3s here and at Cork; had the help of Liam Quinlan's 5lb allowance when winning a 2m handicap at Gowran last time; promoted to 140 but may remain vulnerable at this level.

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

2nd

2

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:30 Cork

Lucid Dreams

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Three wins apiece over hurdles and fences from 2m-2m7f on all types of ground; fine efforts in defeat in graded chase company the last twice and should run his race again; has a bit to find against his sole rival at these weights but could take advantage if that one doesn't run to his mark.

11/8

3rd

1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 192y

14:30 Thurles

Lucid Dreams

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

took keen hold, raced in third, dropped to rear before 3 out, outpaced after 2 out, not fluent last, went modest third run-in

7/2

2nd

5

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:23 Navan

Lucid Dreams

11st 3lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced wide, raced in second, challenging before 2 out, steadied last, kept on but no match for winner

15/2

Form: 3-U161 D

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Beaten when unseating at last on chasing debut at Wexford; no trouble landing Kilbeggan beginners' event in July from shorter-priced stablemate Winter Fog; poor run at Wexford may have been partially attributable to easy ground; since he confirmed a liking for a sound surface with a 12l win in rated contest at Listowel; very soft going could be a negative.

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

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

1st

7

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Uncle Phil

10st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Impressive wide margin win to make it two from four over fences at Listowel and creditable effort when just behind Lucid Dreams in a Grade 2 novice at Punchestown since; 3lb better off with that rival this time and could give a bold show.

11/2

Form: U41334 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner; remote fourth but not disgraced as a 66-1 chance in a recent Grade 3 hurdle at Down Royal; set another stiff task now on her chasing debut.

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

4th

5

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 43y

13:55 Punchestown

Fizzle Rock

10st 11lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

didn't always jump with fluency, raced in last and detached throughout, mistake 2nd, lost touch after 4th, soon tailed off

40/1

4th

7

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

14:02 Down Royal

Fizzle Rock

10st 4lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

held up in last, headway after 2 out (usual 4 out)

50/1

3rd

3

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Fizzle Rock

11st 0lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

led

5/2

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Selections

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