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14:20 Punchestown

Soft To Heavy

SBK Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6413.04
  • 2m 0f 161y
  • 14 runners
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SBK Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

4/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.20
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 13/2-3 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won Gowran bumper on Thyestes day in 2022l turned over at short odds when 3l third to a stablemate in a Listed bumper at Limerick in March that year; second on hurdling debut at Cork in late-2020; made an encouraging return when third behind stablemate Lisnagar Fortune over C&D last month; will very be hard to beat with normal progress.

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1st

5

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 161y

14:20 Punchestown

Mercurey

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

made all, travelled strongly, bumped 1st, clear going easily after 2 out, nudged along when went further clear before last, easily

4/6

3rd

12

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 157y

14:05 Punchestown

Mercurey

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, soon raced in third, challenging going okay on outer after 2 out, no extra when mistake last, kept on

6/1

2nd

14

11th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 185y

12:45 Cork

Mercurey

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold but jumped well, prominent, led before 2nd, headed 4th, chased leader before 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, kept on run-in, no match for winner

6/4

3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Did not have much to beat in a maiden point for unplaced horses at Fairyhouse last April; first-past-the-post, demoted for causing interference; made a fine start to hurdling career when chasing home the smart Tullyhill in a 25-runner maiden at Leopardstown; leading contender.

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3rd

9

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 148y

13:45 Punchestown

Lightkeeper

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

No match for Mullins novices Tullyhill and Mercurey in maiden hurdles at Naas and here; obviously no disgrace in that and these waters appear considerably calmer; looks the one to beat.

Evs

2nd

4

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 161y

14:20 Punchestown

Lightkeeper

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, went second 2nd, outpaced after 2 out, kept on but no match for winner

3/1

2nd

9

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:12 Naas

Lightkeeper

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, went second after 2nd

10/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal, dam unraced half-sister to a useful French chase winner, in good hands.

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3rd

9

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 161y

14:20 Punchestown

Supreme Ruler

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

didn't always jump with fluency, midfield early, in touch with leaders after 5th, mistake 4 out, went third after 3 out, mistake 2 out, kept on, no match for first two

12/1

Form: 3217

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran with credit on all three bumper starts; off the mark on the third attempt when stepped up to 2m2f at Limerick in December; jumping was ragged over 2m4f at Navan on hurdling debut.

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4th

10

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 161y

14:20 Punchestown

The Story So Far

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

in touch with leaders, bumped 2 out, soon went fourth when nudged along, mistake last, kept on

14/1

7th

12

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

13:20 Navan

The Story So Far

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Ran with credit on all three bumper starts including when runner-up to My Trump Card at this venue; off the mark when stepped up to 2m2f at Limerick last time and should improve for further.

15/2

1st

10

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 0y

15:50 Limerick

The Story So Far

12st 0lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: C Byrnes

raced in second, pushed along and outpaced under 2f out, ridden and rallied inside final furlong, ran on well to lead towards finish

7/2

Form: 8

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Pulled up on only point start in 2022, towards the rear on his recent hurdling debut at Fairyhouse.

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5th

2

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 161y

14:20 Punchestown

Fremantle Doctor

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Kidd

T: John C McConnell

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in rear, mistake 4 out, headway when switched right before 2 out, soon nudged along, never near to challenge

100/1

8th

2

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Fremantle Doctor

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Pulled up on only point start in April 2022; unlikely to be suited by this test; wears a tongue-tie.

66/1

Form: U00

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on both completed starts over hurdles, unlikely to feature.

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6th

8

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 161y

14:20 Punchestown

Ragmans Corner

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gerard Keane

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, badly hampered by faller 1st, headway into midfield after 4 out, mistake 2 out, kept on

100/1

15th

20

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Leopardstown

Ragmans Corner

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Gerard Keane

never better than midfield, no extra from 2 out

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

3-25 on the Flat, all wins in Britain; has struggled since joining this stable; hooded now for hurdling debut.

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7th

11

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 161y

14:20 Punchestown

Arthurs Victory

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

didn't always jump with fluency, midfield, hampered by faller 1st, switched left and in touch with leaders when mistake 3 out, switched right and bumped rival 2 out, soon weakened

25/1

10th

9

(1)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:50 Dundalk (AW)

Arthurs Victory

9st 8lb

J: James Ryan

T: J A Nash

AW winner over this trip at Southwell a year ago on final start in Britain; generally disappointing for this stable including when down the field as 11-2 chance here last Friday; no obvious excuse then, penultimate run was more promising.

12/1

10th

2

(16)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Arthurs Victory

9st 13lb

J: Sean Davis

T: J A Nash

midfield

9/1

Form: 0-9PP

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

No sign of worthwhile form in four outings, pulled up on both attempts over hurdles; hooded now.

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6th

13

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 148y

13:45 Punchestown

Our Chezney

11st 4lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Ms Helen P Markham

Little to recommend in bumpers and maiden hurdles; best run was in a first-time hood (retained) last time but much more needed here.

100/1

8th

7

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 161y

14:20 Punchestown

Our Chezney

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Ms Helen P Markham

didn't always jump with fluency, pressed winner and hung right early, bumped rival 1st, lost second but prominent 2nd, bad mistake 3 out, soon weakened

100/1

0

8

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 65y

15:25 Fairyhouse

Our Chezney

11st 12lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Ms Helen P Markham

took keen hold, didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, mistake 1st, not fluent and weakened 4 out, detached when pulled up before 3 out

100/1

OUR TIP

Form: 600

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First run in a bumper was respectable, does not appeal based on his hurdle runs at Naas and Cork.

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15th

2

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

13:55 Naas

Bossofthebus

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Tobin

First run in a Killarney bumper last May was respectable, does not appeal based on three maiden hurdle runs.

100/1

9th

1

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 161y

14:20 Punchestown

Bossofthebus

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Tobin

didn't always jump with fluency, in rear early, some headway when mistake 5th, no impression

100/1

18th

2

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:12 Cork

Bossofthebus

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Tobin

Creditable effort when sixth in a bumper on debut; might have needed latest run when debuting over hurdles; needs to jump better.

33/1

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Brother to a winning hurdler, half-brother to five winners including the useful Out Sam.

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10th

3

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 161y

14:20 Punchestown

I Get It

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

midfield, lost position when reminders and weakened after 4 out

14/1

Form: 7P04

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Flat winner in France in 2020; long spell on the sidelines; no sign of winning potential in three starts in November/December; produced massive improvement when fourth behind Lisnagar Fortune over C&D last month, but well held by the winner's stablemate Mercurey, 15l in front of him in third.

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6th

13

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 150y

13:45 Navan

Karacole

11st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: James M Barcoe

led

20/1

12

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 161y

14:20 Punchestown

Karacole

11st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: James M Barcoe

in touch with leaders, fell 1st

20/1

4th

20

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 157y

14:05 Punchestown

Karacole

11st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: James M Barcoe

Flat winner in France in 2020; long spell on the sidelines; no sign of winning potential in three starts since November.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Half-sister to hurdle/high-class chase winner Road To Respect, worth a look for future reference.

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13

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 161y

14:20 Punchestown

Milan Dollar Lady

11st 5lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

didn't always jump with fluency, in rear, tailed off when fell last

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

First foal out of an unraced mare, not a bad pedigree but unlikely to be a major player on debut.

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14

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 161y

14:20 Punchestown

Tint And Glow

11st 5lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: D E Fitzgerald

in rear, hampered by faller 1st, detached when mistake and pecked on landing 2nd, not fluent 3rd, pulled up after 4th

33/1

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Straight Forecast €21.40
Trifecta €78.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mercurey

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Mercurey

POSTDATA:

Mercurey

The Irish Sun:

Mercurey