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Full Circle Series At Punchestown Festival 2024 Qualifier Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £9491.3
  • 2m 2f 116y
  • 14 runners
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Full Circle Series At Punchestown Festival 2024 Qualifier Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Windy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £12.80
  • Place: £2.40

Form: -011P2 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Handicap hurdle winner at Listowel (from Rockbrook) and in the stewards room at Limerick (Rockbrook disqualified) in the autumn; 13lb higher when only just losing out in a good battle to a Limerick mares handicap last month; up another 4lb but clearly in form and unlikely to be far away.

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

1st

10

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Millstream Lady

10st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

prominent, dropped to midfield halfway, headway and in touch with leaders 4 out, went third last, ridden and ran on well to lead final 110yds, won going away

9/2

2nd

9

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:08 Limerick

Millstream Lady

10st 9lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Listowel winner and was awarded a handicap hurdle here in October by the stewards; 13lb higher but well below her best upped in trip at Punchestown last month; drop back to this trip sure to be more suitable and should do a lot better here.

10/1

0

10

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

12:45 Punchestown

Millstream Lady

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

First two handicap runs were dismal after Clonmel maiden second in March; prominent throughout when an emphatic winner of 2m4f Listowel contest; needed the intervention of the stewards when promoted ahead of the Listowel runner-up Rockbrook at Limerick; still appeals as a progressive mare.

6/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 1-1P57 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

12lb hike for winning at Tipperary in May might just have taken its toll; soundly beaten last twice but Blackmore prefers her to Upping The Anti and respected on that score.

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

2nd

4

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Miss Tempo

11st 6lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, prominent after 2nd, went second halfway, led after 2 out, headed final 110yds

12/1

7th

8

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Miss Tempo

10st 6lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, soon went second, led halfway, headed 4 out

16/1

14/1

  • Place: £5.80

Form: 46-177 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Decisive winner of a Limerick maiden hurdle in November; well beaten but did not run badly in a pair of handicaps since; more needed here.

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

4th

7

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:40 Clonmel

Quest With Speed

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

in touch with leaders, jumped slightly left 2nd, mistake and lost ground 10th, mistake 4 out, mistake 3 out, soon headway and prominent

8/1

3rd

6

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Quest With Speed

11st 2lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

midfield, mistake 4th, headway towards near side approaching last, ran on well and went third post

14/1

7th

5

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

Quest With Speed

11st 12lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won a maiden hurdle over 2m3f here in November but couldn't back that up five days later in a Punchestown 3m handicap; this trip will suit better but will have to step up off this mark.

9/1

Form: F-0F7F D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Highly tried over fences, mostly in big handicaps with his jumping letting him down more than once; 26lb lower mark over hurdles should bring him into play although Blackmore prefers Miss Tempo.

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

5th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Navan

Upping The Anti

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Had been struggling this winter but definite step back in the right direction at Naas last time when only beaten 2l; will relish the longer trip and he acts on this ground.

6/1

4th

9

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Upping The Anti

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, mistake 1st

14/1

0

21

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Upping The Anti

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Henry De Bromhead

towards rear 1st, fell 1st

33/1

Form: -0002F D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Considerably better treated over hurdles and went close in a Cork handicap in November; weakening when falling in a Listed handicap chase at Limerick last month; others preferred but has an each-way cdhance.

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

12

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Big Debates

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Went close in a 2m4f Cork handicap hurdle in November; weakening when falling in a Listed handicap chase at Limerick at Christmas; worth considering following last month's fifth placing at Naas.

14/1

5th

5

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Big Debates

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

towards rear

8/1

0

5

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 100y

14:40 Limerick

Big Debates

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

raced in third behind clear leader, mistake 9th

12/1

Form: 9-4722

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Went up 10lb for narrowly winning a novice handicap hurdle at Wexford in March; ran well off the higher mark when runner-up last twice, not quite getting home over 2m4f at Leopardstown last month; this trip should be ideal and he looks like playing a strong hand; cheekpieces tried.

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

6th

3

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Heliko Conti

11st 7lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Paul Nolan

prominent

5/1

2nd

2

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Heliko Conti

12st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

midfield

11/1

2nd

7

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

15:08 Punchestown

Heliko Conti

11st 2lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Bumper winner who got his head back in front in a novice handicap hurdle in March; not a bad run in his follow up bid but seems to have lost his way since; first start for new yard.

20/1

Form: P-0251 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Followed up two good Punchestown runs when just holding on in a 2m3f handicap hurdle here two weeks ago (Pride Of Place third); up 7lb for that but becoming a consistent horse and will be thereabouts if running his race.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
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: 0-2269

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Ran into Millstream Lady twice in the autumn, disqualified for causing interference to her at Limerick on their second meeting; below her best twice since then and might just be best watched for now; 1lb wrong.

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

6th

8

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Navan

Rockbrook

10st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Nine-race maiden; demoted at Limerick earlier in the season and promoted winner boosted that form but this seven-year-old hasn't built on the run and others appeal more at present.

12/1

8th

14

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Rockbrook

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear

14/1

9th

31

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Rockbrook

10st 9lb

T: P J Rothwell

in touch with leaders

Form: 80683

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Gradually progressive and would have gone very close in the handicap hurdle won by American Money here two weeks ago but for a bad mistake at the last; improving sort and could be a hard one to beat here.

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

9th

11

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Pride Of Place

10st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Michael Hourigan

midfield

7/2

3rd

5

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 24y

15:12 Naas

Pride Of Place

11st 9lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Michael Hourigan

Showed some ability in maiden hurdles; no impression on his handicap hurdle debut at Cork last month but could well be capable of better; watch market moves.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 10/F-0 C

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Flat winner and maiden hurdle winner at this meeting two years ago; only his fourth run since and probably ran better than his finishing position at Fairyhouse last month; more needed though.

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

8th

1

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 175y

15:05 Naas

Champion Green

12st 0lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

Decent juvenile hurdler two years ago, winning his maiden here; having just his fourth run in two years and ran better than his finishing position over 2m2f hare last time; cannot be dismissed could be a big player off this mark in such a weak contest.

7/2

10th

2

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Champion Green

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Padraig Roche

prominent, soon went second, lost second halfway

20/1

13th

5

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 165y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Champion Green

11st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Won maiden hurdle at Navan two seasons ago; came down on only start last season when beaten and off another 279 days.

25/1

Form: -68750

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Five Flat wins on the Flat and one over hurdles to his credit, most recently in a 1m6f Listowel handicap in September; one good run and one average run at Cheltenham since; hard to assess and a market watch might prove the best guide back in trip.

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

9th

11

(6)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Arabian King

11st 6lb

J: Mr R James

T: Cian Collins

Decisive winner of a 1m6f handicap on testing ground at Listowel in September; ran well in a Cheltenham handicap hurdle in October but well beaten three times subsequently; others preferred.

14/1

20

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Arabian King

10st 13lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Cian Collins

Five Flat wins on the Flat (most recently in a 1m6f Listowel handicap last September); recent hurdles form is unconvincing.

25/1

11th

8

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Arabian King

11st 0lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Cian Collins

led, hit 3rd

25/1

Form: 242178 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Decent mare on her day with three wins, most recently in a mares handicap at Thurles in November; well beaten off this mark twice since though and others look more likely.

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

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

12th

13

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Dragons Pass

10st 6lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Mrs Denise Foster

towards rear

20/1

8th

14

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Dragons Pass

11st 1lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Mrs Denise Foster

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.

14/1

Form: 5P-600

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Losing run since 2020 and shown nothing this season; trip probably too short for him.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

3

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:15 Navan

Welsh Saint

12st 0lb

J: A P Heskin

T: C A McBratney

midfield, badly hampered by faller and lost position 1st

50/1

13th

12

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Welsh Saint

10st 8lb

J: A P Heskin

T: C A McBratney

towards rear

50/1

Form: P0-7P0

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner and fourth in the Martin Pipe in 2021-22; has struggled to find anything like that form since over hurdles and fences; down to a very workable mark at his best and blinkers are tried but hard to fancy at the moment.

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

14th

1

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Freedom To Dream

11st 12lb

J: Eamonn Fitzgerald

T: Peter Fahey

midfield

20/1

11th

5

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Punchestown

Freedom To Dream

10st 11lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Peter Fahey

Useful staying novice hurdler two seasons ago; seems to have lost his way, failing to adapt well to chasing; ran poorly on his only handicap hurdle attempt last season; hard to fancy.

20/1

0

1

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

17:00 Listowel

Freedom To Dream

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

Decent hurdle winner ran well on chasing debut last season behind Gerri Colombe but was well below that twice since and has questions to answer after a break.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta €1051.00
Straight Forecast €1333.70
Tricast €25704.40
Trifecta €12217.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Pride Of Place

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Quest With Speed

POSTDATA:

Heliko Conti

The Irish Sun:

Pride Of Place

TOPSPEED:

Quest With Speed