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13:15 Punchestown

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Tote, Never Beaten By SP Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7831.86
  • 2m 7f 173y
  • 7 runners
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Tote, Never Beaten By SP Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.90
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 4-P821 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Point-to-point winner who got off the mark under rules in 3m Down Royal handicap chase last month, form of which looks solid; however, 9lb rise for that looks harsh but looks the type to keep progressing and this doesn't look a strong contest.

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

9th

4

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Clonmeen

11st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: William P Murphy

Point winner; off the mark under rules in 3m Down Royal handicap chase in November; backed that up off 9lb higher when beating the in-form Kings Halo in a 3m contest at Punchestown on New Year's Eve; got another 9lb for that and no match for the first two in a 3m3f Punchestown event last time.

13/2

3rd

12

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Clonmeen

10st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: William P Murphy

held up in rear

10/1

1st

2

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 173y

13:15 Punchestown

Clonmeen

11st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: William P Murphy

took keen hold, in rear, in touch with leaders before 10th

5/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: P1-521

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Better chaser than hurdler, atoning for narrow Clonmel defeat last month by landing 2m6f Tramore handicap later same month despite not really handling the track; 8lb rise seems plenty but still respected.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

8

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:25 Naas

Kings Halo

10st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: James Daniel Dullea

prominent

4/1

1st

7

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:00 Naas

Kings Halo

10st 1lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: James Daniel Dullea

made all, soon clear with one other, reduced lead before 2 out, clear going best approaching last, pushed out and went further clear run-in, easily

2/1

2nd

7

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 173y

13:15 Punchestown

Kings Halo

10st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: James Daniel Dullea

Better chaser than hurdler, atoning for narrow Clonmel defeat last month by landing 2m6f Tramore handicap later same month despite not really handling the track; 8lb rise seems plenty but still respected.

4/1

Form: 523P-5

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Useful novice hurdler at up to 3m but 0-4 chasing last season, fairly useful level of form when placed in maidens at Wexford and Cork; let down by jumping in both handicaps, latest under top-weight behind a stablemate in Fairyhouse ladies event early this month; cheekpieces now tried and Jack Kennedy aboard.

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

8th

13

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Where It All Began

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't always jump with fluency, never better than midfield

12/1

4th

15

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Where It All Began

11st 4lb

J: Mr B O’Neill

T: Gordon Elliott

A revelation when easily winning Grand National Trial at Punchestown (3m3f, heavy) last month; needs to prove that was no one-off and he's unlikely to be on such demanding ground today, but heavy going may not be essential for him and the handicapper hasn't been overly harsh; a possible.

11/1

1st

13

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Where It All Began

10st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, prominent after 10th

9/1

Form: 558-1U

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Immediate impact chasing in 2m4f Naas novice handicap last month, jumping really well up with pace throughout and winning going away from some seasoned types; unseated too far out to make any conclusions when attempting follow up at Clonmel so has to be respected with likely more to offer.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

16

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Chosen Diamond

10st 1lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Edward Cawley

Experienced 8yo won a Naas novice handicap chase in November and good efforts in 2m4f Navan handicap hurdles including clear second to an improver earlier this month; dropped out tamely over fences at Limerick eight days later however; definite chance on best form with trip/ground to suit.

9/1

7

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 110y

16:55 Limerick

Chosen Diamond

10st 10lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Edward Cawley

prominent, soon went third

3/1

2nd

9

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Navan

Chosen Diamond

10st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Edward Cawley

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent after 4 out, challenging when raced wide 2 out, led but faced challenge before last, ridden and headed run-in, no match for winner

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 791/40 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Staying hurdles winner is 0-6 chasing and tailed off at Cork last month; no obvious claims but yard back among the winners during the week.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 173y

13:15 Punchestown

The Big Galloper

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: C Byrnes

Staying hurdles winner is 0-6 chasing and tailed off at Cork last month; no obvious claims but yard back among the winners during the week.

16/1

10th

10

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:50 Cork

The Big Galloper

10st 2lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: C Byrnes

towards rear, mistake 7th

20/1

Form: 64/067

Last run: 170 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Tipperary maiden hurdle winner in 2020 has missed plenty of time since then; couple of ordinary efforts in beginners' chase over the summer and seems best watched on handicap debut here.

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

16

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Tucson Train

11st 2lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

in touch with leaders on inner early, midfield when not fluent 6th, soon reminder, dropped to rear when mistake and weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

33/1

6th

4

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 173y

13:15 Punchestown

Tucson Train

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Thomas Mullins

pressed leader early, prominent after 3rd, dropped to rear when not fluent 9th

16/1

Form: -72345

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Maiden has been placed several times over hurdles; hasn't looked a natural so far chasing and much more needed to feature here on handicap debut (upped in trip).

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

16th

7

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Silver King

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Showed promise on several occasions before making breakthrough under positive ride in 2m5f Punchestown novice handicap in January (soft); no match for a 12l winner in rated novice at same track since but ran to form; goes well in these conditions and entitled to be thereabouts.

9/1

2nd

5

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Silver King

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

prominent

13/2

1st

2

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 73y

14:25 Punchestown

Silver King

12st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

raced wide, prominent, led after 1st, mistake 6th, joined before 3 out, bumped rival before 2 out, led narrowly but going best before last, went clear when ridden briefly after last, pushed out

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €170.00
Straight Forecast €165.60
Tricast €839.40
Trifecta €787.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Clonmeen

The Irish Sun:

Silver King

TOPSPEED:

Tucson Train

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Clonmeen

POSTDATA:

Clonmeen