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D Pack Packaging Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • 18 runners
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D Pack Packaging Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

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8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.70
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 3-1067

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Two wins this year including a heavy ground success at Cork; latest seventh of 22 over 3m at Punchestown wasn't a bad effort and this trip probably a better fit.

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

13th

1

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Storm Mahler

12st 0lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Gained third win by narrow margin at Limerick last time; 9lb rise looks harsh any may not be suited by shorter here.

16/1

1st

2

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Storm Mahler

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

in touch with leaders, smooth headway challenging 2 out, soon led, ridden and sustained duel with runner-up run-in, kept on well, just held on

8/1

7th

4

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 194y

15:00 Punchestown

Storm Mahler

11st 13lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Won on heavy ground at Cork in the spring and returned from summer break to win 2m6f Ballinrobe contest on better ground in August; very disappointing twice since however and questions to answer now.

14/1

33/1

  • Place: £5.70

Form: 9087

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Big prices and well beaten in maidens; showed a little more when mid-field at Tramore last month; steps up in trip for handicap debut.

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

9th

10

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 166y

16:10 Punchestown

Rusheen

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: James Daniel Dullea

Beaten a nose on handicap debut at Limerick; coped with a 5lb rise for that when scoring narrowly at Fairyyhouse; another 8lb higher now; further progress is not out of the question.

7/1

1st

3

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Rusheen

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: James Daniel Dullea

0-5 but only beaten a nose when up in trip on handicap debut at Limerick three weeks ago; up 5lb and respected with Mullins on again.

8/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 04-051 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Couple of creditable runs over C&D before winning over 3m on inner track here last month when tried in cheekpieces; up 8lb for that.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

8

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 200y

15:50 Punchestown

Cosmo Renfro

11st 1lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

towards rear early, not fluent 1st, midfield after 3rd, headway and pressed leaders when bit short of room before last, switched right last, went second when ridden and kept on well run-in, no match for winner

11/2

3rd

1

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Cosmo Renfro

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

Made the breakthrough in first-time headgear over 3m at Limerick and solid run back there over Christmas when third over 2m5f (second won since); plenty to like.

11/4

3rd

10

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Cosmo Renfro

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

midfield, headway after 3 out, went third last, kept on, no match for first two

9/2

20/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 445-87

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Showed ability in bumpers without managing to be placed; mid-field in couple of maidens last month after a lay-off; handicap debut.

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

8th

9

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:15 Navan

Grace Faraday

11st 5lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Anthony McCann

jumped right on occasions, towards rear, jumped right 2nd

11/2

4th

12

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Grace Faraday

11st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Anthony McCann

midfield, headway on outer after 3 out, in touch with leaders 2 out, went fourth after last, ran on well towards finish

20/1

7th

16

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 101y

15:00 Thurles

Grace Faraday

11st 5lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Anthony McCann

Bits and pieces of form in bumpers but lots to find on recent Navan maiden hurdle run.

66/1

Form: 57-006

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Has been disappointing with just one placed effort from 11 outings; beaten 26l in last two handicaps although did have plenty of rivals behind him at Cork earlier this month.

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

5th

6

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Arthor

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: James Joseph Mangan

midfield, some headway towards far side and went fourth approaching last, weakened towards finish

14/1

0

2

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Arthor

11st 13lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: James Joseph Mangan

Not had many goes handicapping and better efforts with tongue-tie left off last twice, seeing out his race well over 2m5f at Limerick latest (bit to find with Cosmo Renfro on that form); cheekpieces.

13/2

5th

8

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Arthor

11st 5lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: James Joseph Mangan

towards rear, headway after 3 out, ran on well from last, not reach leaders

16/1

Form: 55052P BF

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Had Cosmo Renfro back in fifth when second in C&D maiden (winner now rated 116); favourite for a Fairyhouse handicap on the back of that but jumped poorly and was pulled up; mark should be exploitable at some stage.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:25 Limerick

Larkfield Lusive

11st 1lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: R P Rath

Second in C&D maiden in October (winner now rated 116); favourite for a Fairyhouse handicap on the strength of that but jumped poorly and was pulled up; weakened from the last over C&D on latest.

7/1

6th

14

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Larkfield Lusive

11st 2lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: R P Rath

led, not fluent 2nd, not fluent 8th, headed after 2 out, weakened run-in

10/1

0

3

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Larkfield Lusive

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: R P Rath

Momentarily gave the favourite a fright in a 2m5f maiden at Limerick (heavy) last month and his RPR that day suggests he might have got in lightly here for his handicap debut.

5/1

Form: -9P800

Last run: 120 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

First reserve; dual Flat winner has yet to be competitive in handicap hurdles and returns after four months off.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

19

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Fireworks

10st 13lb

T: John Joseph Hanlon

prominent, lost position before 3 out, no extra from 2 out

Form: -80260

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Almost landed a touch on handicap debut at Sligo (3m1f) in August and strong in the market both unplaced starts since; may have needed recent run at Navan.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Lets Do This

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Cian Collins

towards rear, not fluent 2nd

10/1

10th

7

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Navan

Lets Do This

11st 9lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Cian Collins

towards rear

14/1

Form: U70P-4 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Winner over 2m6f here on testing ground last year; poor form last winter; having first run since January when close fourth at Navan 11 days ago; jockey in form.

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

9th

7

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Native Gold

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Edward Cawley

prominent, soon went second, mistake 2 out, weakened approaching last

7/1

4th

9

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:45 Navan

Native Gold

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Edward Cawley

in touch with leaders, prominent halfway

20/1

Form: 000568

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Yet to be beaten less than 50l in maiden hurdles/chases; handicap debut.

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

10th

16

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Clyde The Glide

11st 3lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

Hasn't done much yet although handicap debut when mid-field at Limerick over Christmas was respectable; tailed off over longer trip here since.

33/1

13th

9

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

15:25 Punchestown

Clyde The Glide

10st 13lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

Beaten a long way in maidens and didn't count on handicap debut at Limerick over Christmas; of little appeal.

25/1

10th

18

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Clyde The Glide

10st 13lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Patrick G Kelly

towards rear

33/1

Form: P-003

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Showed something in first-time headgear when placed in ordinary Clonmel maiden three weeks ago; longer trip for handicap debut and bred to stay.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

3

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Beeverstown Place

11st 10lb

J: Niall Moore

T: M A Cahill

Best runs have come in maiden and handicap hurdles at Clonmel over 2m either side of a lesser effort over 2m5f here; likely failed for stamina on that occasion but should be involved at this trip.

7/1

4th

2

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 116y

15:20 Clonmel

Beeverstown Place

11st 10lb

J: Niall Moore

T: M A Cahill

held up in rear, not fluent and pushed along briefly 3rd, brief headway 5th, lost ground 6th

6/1

11th

9

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Beeverstown Place

11st 5lb

J: Niall Moore

T: M A Cahill

prominent, not fluent 3rd, not fluent 4th

14/1

Form: 0/4P-0

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Now with his fourth different trainer; fair fourth in Clonmel maiden in the spring; probably needed the run when beaten 21l on recent yard debut at Naas; back up in trip.

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

9th

8

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Kilmacurkin

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Andrew Fahey

Placed in a point and fair fourth in Clonmel maiden for previous yard; well held in first two starts since joining capable stable and now steps up in trip with headgear fitted.

20/1

12th

15

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Kilmacurkin

11st 1lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Andrew Fahey

prominent

20/1

12th

3

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Naas

Kilmacurkin

12st 1lb

J: Mr J H Williamson

T: James Andrew Fahey

Came back from a long absence with a respectable 4th in a Clonmel maiden in March but was pulled-up in a Ballinrobe handicap a month later; new yard and needs his best.

25/1

Form: 0-0096

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Yard's runners always respected here but 6yo hasn't shown a great deal in four starts since being off a year; fair sixth in chase at Thurles last time and on a decent hurdles mark if he can build on that.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

14

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

14:30 Navan

Nazine

11st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Michael J McDonagh

No wins since his maiden hurdle success here nearly three years ago; tailed off at Limerick last time and best watched.

33/1

13th

4

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Nazine

11st 10lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Michael J McDonagh

midfield

12/1

6th

3

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 112y

14:15 Thurles

Nazine

11st 10lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Out of form in three runs this year and showed very little in beginners' company when last seen over fences a few seasons ago; probably on a tough enough mark for handicap chase debut.

14/1

Form: -51337 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Has run creditably off this sort of mark since facile win on handicap debut at Gowran in September and will handle the ground.

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

14th

1

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Great Island

11st 13lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Eoin Griffin

midfield

10/1

7th

5

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 52y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Great Island

11st 5lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

midfield

7/1

3rd

1

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:45 Limerick

Great Island

12st 0lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Eoin Griffin

midfield, in touch with leaders after 7th, headway and prominent when wandered on approach 2 out, went third and kept on after 2 out, mistake last, no match for first two

6/1

Form: 89-240

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Maiden was second off 3lb lower here in May (2m6f); Cork return was okay but ran poorly at Thurles since.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:15 Navan

Tilloughna

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: David Kenneth Budds

midfield, towards rear 6th

14/1

0

3

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Tilloughna

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: David Kenneth Budds

midfield

16/1

12th

13

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 138y

14:30 Thurles

Tilloughna

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: David Kenneth Budds

Left previous form behind when going close at Limerick in May and creditable return when fourth in a maiden hurdle at Cork.

13/2

Form: 0080

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Handicap debutant after four runs in maidens, closest last time when beaten 36l at Fairyhouse; up 5f in trip and there are stayers in his pedigree.

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

11th

17

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:05 Gowran Park

Kuriosa

11st 4lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Paul Nolan

Modest maiden form and showed nil on his handicap debut at Limerick; makes no appeal.

66/1

0

6

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Kuriosa

11st 7lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Paul Nolan

midfield

14/1

Form: 034454

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Consistent in defeat off this sort of mark since winning at Thurles just over a year ago; one of her better efforts came over this trip at Punchestown last time when only beaten 5l.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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0

11

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Light Parade

11st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: W J Burke

towards rear, fell 4th

10/1

4th

12

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 175y

15:45 Punchestown

Light Parade

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: W J Burke

midfield

13/2

Form: 995-85

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Two wins over fences and landed 3m handicap hurdle at Punchestown in January; well held since including when fifth to Cosmo Renfro on inner track here last month.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

6

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Captain Jimmy

11st 9lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

Strong stayer was easy winner over 3m here a year ago and had a good run over fences (2m4f) at this venue earlier in the month; could well contend.

5/1

3rd

5

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 146y

15:05 Punchestown

Captain Jimmy

11st 8lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

Two wins over fences and landed 3m handicap hurdle at this meeting last year; light campaign since October return, yet to make his move when unseating three out at Limerick last time; opposable.

12/1

0

13

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Captain Jimmy

11st 2lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

towards rear, headway 4 out, keeping on into midfield when mistake and unseated 3 out

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €2335.00
Straight Forecast €1945.20
Tricast €11088.00
Trifecta €8018.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Cosmo Renfro

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Larkfield Lusive

POSTDATA:

Great Island

The Irish Sun:

Cosmo Renfro