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Full Circle Series At Punchestown Festival 2024 Qualifier Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 2m 3f 56y
  • 17 runners
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Full Circle Series At Punchestown Festival 2024 Qualifier Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.60
  • Place: £3.70

Form: 043-55

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Two chase runs this season; better judged on his third in a 2m4f handicap hurdles at Fairyhouse in April, though he was beaten 20l on that occasion.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Petit King

11st 2lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Edward Cawley

prominent, jumped slightly left 3rd, 10 lengths down when left in lead 3 out, soon joined, headed and lost second approaching last, kept on, no match for winner

16/1

4th

9

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:27 Naas

Petit King

10st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Edward Cawley

Won and came 3rd in 2m4f Punchestown handicaps lately; respectable run over fences last time; has a chance back over hurdles.

8/1

5th

6

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:40 Clonmel

Petit King

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Reverted back to hurdles after two average runs over fences, winning a heavy ground Punchestown handicap and narrowly beaten at the same venue last week off a 7lb higher mark; good time to go back over fences in all likelihood, cheekpieces are retained and no surprise if he did better this time.

6/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: /02154

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Second at Tramore before winning well over 2m2f at Downpatrick in September; disappointing on final start for his previous trainer; made a positive start for this yard here last month; has a bit to find with Lazer Wolf but was left with plenty to do after making a mistake early; cheekpieces on now.

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1st

8

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

15:20 Punchestown

Morricone

10st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ray Hackett

raced in third, prominent when mistake and pecked on landing 2 out, headway on near side of group home turn, bit short of room when switched right before last, ridden and ran on to lead towards finish

5/1

1st

12

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Morricone

11st 3lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: Ray Hackett

Kept his form well since winning a handicap hurdle at Downpatrick in September, probable career best in first-time cheekpieces when second over 2m3f on heavy here last month; 3lb higher now but a likely contender.

7/1

2nd

17

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Morricone

10st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ray Hackett

Second at Tramore before winning well over 2m2f at Downpatrick in September; disappointing on final start for his previous trainer; made a positive start for this yard here last month; has a bit to find with Lazer Wolf but was left with plenty to do after making a mistake early; cheekpieces on now.

7/1

6/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: -242U1 CD

Last run: 62 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Made all for a wide-margin win here two months ago; raised 8lb for that and possibly vulnerable under this burden; stays further than this.

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2nd

4

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 120y

16:05 Limerick

Dancing Jeremy

10st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: James Andrew Fahey

led, reduced lead halfway, faced challenge from last, edged left run-in, headed final strides

5/2

1st

8

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 158y

13:53 Thurles

Dancing Jeremy

10st 3lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: James Andrew Fahey

soon prominent behind clear leaders, headway towards near side to lead and went clear before last, ridden briefly and went further clear run-in, pushed out

16/1

3rd

3

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 50y

13:00 Fairyhouse

Dancing Jeremy

11st 8lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: James Andrew Fahey

soon led, not fluent 4 out, faced challenges when not fluent 2 out, headed approaching last, mistake and weakened last

9/2

9/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 4-4432

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Showed a fair standard of form in bumpers and maiden hurdles; made a promising handicap debut when second to progressive mare Miss Pronunciation here last month with Morricone in fourth and Bynx fifth; strong contender.

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1st

2

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

13:45 Limerick

Lazer Wolf

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

chased clear leader, headway 2nd, led 5th, shaken up after 2 out, pushed out run-in, comfortably

5/4

2nd

11

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Lazer Wolf

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has run into the improving Miss Pronunciation twice this season, including at Fairyhouse last time; doing well enough at the moment to get into the frame.

6/1

2nd

5

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Fairyhouse

Lazer Wolf

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Nine-race maiden; too keen at Leopardstown when last seen at Christmas; some solid form previously and now tried with first-time tongue-tie; can't be ruled out.

20/1

Form: 15P-02 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Game winner off 95 at this venue in January; disappointed on her final two starts before a summer break; every chance now after second to the in-form Hunting Brook over 2m5f here last month.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

12

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

American Money

10st 11lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

jumped right on occasions

8/1

7th

7

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

American Money

11st 0lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

midfield, not fluent 2nd

11/2

1st

4

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 24y

15:12 Naas

American Money

11st 9lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

pressed leader, not fluent 3rd, briefly disputed lead before 4th, left in second 4 out, challenging before 2 out, led when ridden after 2 out, went clear after last, reduced lead towards finish, just did enough

5/1

Form: 3-2142

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Still looked raw when winning a maiden on good ground at Ballinrobe in May; has given two solid handicap displays over 2m; hood added after Gowran second; longer trip should not be a problem.

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9th

7

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Ring O Roses

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Still looked raw when winning a maiden on good ground at Ballinrobe last May; first two handicap runs were more promising than her most recent one behind Petit King at Punchestown in December.

16/1

6th

4

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Ring O Roses

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Still looked raw when winning a maiden on good ground at Ballinrobe in May; has given two solid handicap displays over 2m; hood added after Gowran second; longer trip should not be a problem.

5/1

2nd

5

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:07 Gowran Park

Ring O Roses

11st 4lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

led, headed and raced in second before 2nd, not fluent 3rd, 5 lengths down when left in lead 5th, not fluent 2 out, headed last, kept on and went clear with winner run-in

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: P/52P-

Last run: 270 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner, inconsistent over hurdles, though ran well to take second in a 22-runner maiden here last winter; pulled up in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham; lacks the benefit of a recent outing.

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16th

4

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Hollow Sound

12st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Luke Comer

led, headed and raced in second 3rd, briefly led 4th

25/1

7th

2

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Hollow Sound

12st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Luke Comer

Bumper winner, inconsistent over hurdles, though ran well to take second in a 22-runner maiden here last winter; pulled up in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham; lacks the benefit of a recent outing.

25/1

22

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Hollow Sound

10st 10lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Luke Comer

Ran creditably in maiden hurdle at Punchestown (2m4f, yielding; clear second) last month; however, rather exposed (now 0-9 in this sphere) and looks unlikely to go one better in this hot handicap.

50/1

Form: -24217 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Thurles winner early last month; needs to rebound after a below-par display at the same venue, feasible that she will do so, but this looks like a deeper race and she is well-exposed (3-28 over hurdles) relative to several of these rivals; Danny Gilligan's claim an asset.

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9th

3

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:50 Naas

Dragons Pass

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Mrs Denise Foster

towards rear

25/1

9th

13

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Dragons Pass

11st 5lb

J: E Walsh

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Useful mare on her day with three wins at 2m4f, most recently in a mares' handicap here in November; well beaten off revised mark since and now switches to fences.

9/1

7th

1

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:15 Navan

Dragons Pass

12st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Mrs Denise Foster

prominent

16/1

Form: 09P-45

Last run: 174 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Smart form when runner-up to the very useful Icare Allen in a maiden hurdle at Leopardstown in December 2021; off for a year and has failed to convince since making his return 12 months ago.

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6

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Ffos Las

Privilege

11st 5lb

J: James Turner

T: Sheila Lewis

held up in rear, struggling 5th, weakened after 6th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out

8/1

9th

9

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Privilege

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

Smart form when runner-up to the very useful Icare Allen in a maiden hurdle at Leopardstown in December 2021; off for a year and has failed to convince since making his return 12 months ago.

14/1

5th

2

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 150y

17:55 Wexford

Privilege

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Peter Fahey

Smart form when runner-up to Icare Allen in December 2021; struggled in four runs since returning this winter; first-time blinkers need to spark a revival.

6/1

Form: 51204-

Last run: 257 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won a heavy ground maiden hurdle at Limerick last Christmas; runner-up in a juvenile handicap here in January; mid-division but not disgraced in the Boodles at Cheltenham; tame effort on final start before a break but worth considering given the stable's form.

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15th

10

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Ludus

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders

20/1

10th

6

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Ludus

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a heavy ground maiden hurdle at Limerick last Christmas; runner-up in a juvenile handicap here in January; mid-division but not disgraced in the Boodles at Cheltenham; tame effort on final start before a break but worth considering given the stable's form.

6/1

4th

10

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 63y

15:07 Naas

Ludus

10st 4lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Landed a heavy ground maiden hurdle at Limerick over Christmas; runner-up in a Punchestown juvenile handicap in January; mid-division but not disgraced in the Boodles at Cheltenham; has all the allowances here and another 7lb off on ground he appreciates; could go well.

14/1

12/1

Form: 025685

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Her only win was gained in a 2m5f maiden hurdle on good ground at Tramore in June; well beaten in Thurles race won by Dragon's Pass; finished behind Lazer Wolf and Morricone here on latest, though close-up in fifth.

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0

3

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Gowran Park

Bynx

11st 5lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Martin Hassett

took keen hold, led, headed and raced in second after 2nd, led again from 5th

6/1

1st

7

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 180y

12:30 Tramore

Bynx

10st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Martin Hassett

Has only won a maiden hurdle and she's 1-30 overall; ran well now and again last year but she's not the percentage call.

10/1

11th

10

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Bynx

11st 4lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Martin Hassett

Her only win was gained in a 2m5f maiden hurdle on good ground at Tramore in June; well beaten in Thurles race won by Dragon's Pass; finished behind Lazer Wolf and Morricone here on latest, though close-up in fifth.

12/1

Form: 400-F3 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

A 2m4f winner on soft early last year before losing her way; ran well up to the point of her fall at the second-last Galway on seasonal debut; encouraging third at Gowran on latest.

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6th

7

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Greenhill Damsel

11st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Garrett James Power

Only win came over 2m4f a couple of years ago; missed a year before resuming in the autumn, placed at Gowran but well held at this venue since; yet to shine over this far.

16/1

8th

6

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

15:25 Punchestown

Greenhill Damsel

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Garrett James Power

A 2m4f winner on soft in 2022 before losing her way; lightly raced last year but good run over same trip at Gowran in November; subsequent run here was poor however.

12/1

12th

16

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Greenhill Damsel

10st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Garrett James Power

A 2m4f winner on soft early last year before losing her way; ran well up to the point of her fall at the second-last Galway on seasonal debut; encouraging third at Gowran on latest.

12/1

Form: 0563-0

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Placed in a 2m3f maiden last season; tailed off at this venue on handicap/seasonal debut; that looked too bad to be true but he needs to provide reassurance.

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13th

7

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Sonny May

11st 9lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Denis Hickey

Placed in a 2m3f maiden last season; tailed off at this venue on handicap/seasonal debut; that looked too bad to be true but he needs to provide reassurance.

20/1

10th

8

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

15:08 Punchestown

Sonny May

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Denis Hickey

Showed more when fifth in a maiden hurdle over C&D and bounced back from a lesser effort when third of 14 at Naas in March; good mark for his handicap debut but has been off longer than any of his rivals.

17/2

3rd

13

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:57 Naas

Sonny May

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Denis Hickey

Huge price when showed improved form at Punchestown in November; unplaced favourite in much weaker company at Limerick.

20/1

Form: 2-93PP D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Only two wins came back-to-back around this time two years ago; has been raced almost exclusively over hurdles in the past 14 months and has become undependable.

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14th

8

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Priory Park

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

Only two wins came back-to-back around this time two years ago; has been raced almost exclusively over hurdles in the past 14 months and has become undependable.

25/1

0

10

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:25 Cork

Priory Park

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: E J O’Grady

prominent

14/1

0

16

6th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

19:25 Tipperary

Priory Park

11st 3lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: E J O’Grady

prominent

12/1

Form: 3-01P D

Last run: 109 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Weak form on the Flat (0-21); won a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan in the summer; pulled up in a novice event at the same venue in August; has plenty of weight here.

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0

6

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

12:30 Fairyhouse

Men Of Dreams

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: J F Levins

Off the mark in a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan in June; poor form in three runs since and no signs of a revival when tailed off at Punchestown last month; hard to recommend on chase debut.

33/1

15th

3

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Men Of Dreams

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: J F Levins

didn't always jump with fluency, prominent early, dropped to midfield after 3rd, almost fell 6th, soon weakened and dropped to rear, tailed off

25/1

Form: 5-4029

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Down the field at Cheltenham on latest in a race won well by Impose Toi; comes into the reckoning on his second in a 222-runner contest at this venue in October which represented an improvement on previous handIcap form

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2nd

5

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:15 Naas

Downtherefordancin

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders, smooth headway to lead before 2 out, nudged along approaching last, ridden and kept on run-in, headed inside final 110yds, stayed on

7/1

0

11

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Downtherefordancin

11st 3lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Down the field at Cheltenham on latest in a race won well by Impose Toi; comes into the reckoning on his second in a 222-runner contest at this venue in October which represented an improvement on previous handIcap form

10/1

9th

6

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:05 Cheltenham

Downtherefordancin

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

0-8, all hurdling and that includes four handicaps but best run was on latest start when close second of 22 at Punchestown (upped to 2m4f, yielding); now has headgear first time; needs better still but there was promise last time in the way he made up significant ground to have every chance on the run-in; trainer's runners in Britain continue to demand great respect.

8/1

Form: 0-0940

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Won a good ground Wexford bumper last year; pick of four hurdle runs when fourth in 2m maiden here in June; none too convincing in testing conditions on handicap debut at Navan; ruled out of Sunday's Cork engagement because of ground.

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0

15

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Lodilomoco

10st 8lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Denis W Cullen

Won a good ground Wexford bumper last year; pick of four hurdle runs when fourth in 2m maiden here in June; none too convincing in testing conditions on handicap debut at Navan; ruled out of Sunday's Cork engagement because of ground.

25/1

10th

6

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:45 Navan

Lodilomoco

11st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Denis W Cullen

Won a good ground Wexford bumper last year; fourth in a Punchestown maiden hurdle in June when last seen; yet to race on ground like this but capable of getting into the shakeup if she handles it.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta €1286.00
Straight Forecast €932.50
Tricast €9254.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lazer Wolf

The Irish Sun:

Ring O Roses

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Hollow Sound

TOPSPEED:

Lazer Wolf

POSTDATA:

Lazer Wolf