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15:20 Punchestown

Soft To Heavy

SBK Novice Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £8465.22
  • 2m 3f 198y
  • 8 runners
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SBK Novice Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.70
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 215421 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Beaten over this trip by Petit King here but stepped up considerably on that when easily landing a 2m handicap here last month; up 9lb for that and steps back up in trip, but very much respected if he can repeat that level of form.

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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

5/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 1-2318 C BF

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Flattered by his 24-length defeat of a well below-par Tullyhill in a Punchestown maiden hurdle; disappointing on his handicap debut at Navan the following month; might still proved well-handicapped off this mark and blinkers are tried here; could go well.

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2nd

1

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

15:20 Punchestown

Shannon Royale

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

led, faced challenges but going okay on inner after 2 out, ridden before last, kept on well but headed towards finish

5/1

8th

3

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Shannon Royale

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent

3/1

1st

7

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 210y

12:10 Punchestown

Shannon Royale

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped left on occasions, made all

4/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 3-5515 CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark when accounting for today's rival Morricone here in December; unable to match that at Leopardstown subsequently and cheekpieces are tried today.

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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

3rd

6

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

15:20 Punchestown

Petit King

10st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

in touch with leaders, headway when bit short of room before last, kept on well after last, nearest finish

10/1

Form: P/3-24

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Lightly-raced bumper winner and seems to have had his issues; very good runner-up after a year off in a Clonmel maiden hurdle in December and drops back in trip here after he was well beaten over 2m7f here last month; others preferred but should do better today.

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4th

5

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

15:20 Punchestown

Chosen Thyme

10st 10lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Lightly-raced bumper winner and seems to have had his issues; very good runner-up after a year off in a Clonmel maiden hurdle in December and drops back in trip here after he was well beaten over 2m7f here last month; others preferred but should do better today.

14/1

4th

2

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

14:55 Punchestown

Chosen Thyme

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Very lightly raced and clearly not the easiest to train since winning a Kilbeggan bumper on debut in 2021; fine effort after 13 months off when chasing home Chapeau De Soleil in a Clonmel maiden hurdle last month; the winner ran respectably considering how badly he jumped in the Grade 1 at Naas on Friday; respected in a race lacking huge strength in depth.

5/1

2nd

1

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 14y

13:12 Clonmel

Chosen Thyme

11st 12lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Philip Fenton

Bumper winner; distant third in a maiden hurdle when last seen; has four RPRs in the low 100s but he will need more in this and he's been off 376 days.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 216313

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner, two in Britain including in a novice handicap at Hereford in November; probably finished as close as he was entitled in a Navan novice event last month; chance in a competitive race.

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5th

2

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

15:20 Punchestown

Fiveonefive

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Cian Collins

Three-time winner, two in Britain including in a novice handicap at Hereford in November; probably finished as close as he was entitled in a Navan novice event last month; chance in a competitive race.

7/1

3rd

3

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 0f 0y

12:45 Navan

Fiveonefive

11st 4lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Cian Collins

raced in third, lost third but in touch with leaders before 3 out, mistake when pecked on landing 2 out, went third again from last, no match for first two

6/1

1st

1

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

15:50 Hereford

Fiveonefive

11st 12lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Cian Collins

Penalised for winning two handicaps this year but he has progressed well and it was a Class 2 handicap in which he ran third at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) 22 days ago; returns to novice company in a race lacking depth.

Evs

Form: 2-505F

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a Punchestown festival bumper last year; reasonable efforts in a trio of maiden hurdles and seemingly well fancied when falling on his handicap debut at Thurles; could well be a factor here if that has not left a mark.

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8th

15

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Intent Approach

10st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: C Byrnes

Runner-up in a Punchestown festival bumper last year; fell on his handicap debut at Thurles and jumped poorly at Punchestown last time; best watched for now.

14/1

6th

7

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

15:20 Punchestown

Intent Approach

10st 5lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: C Byrnes

Runner-up in a Punchestown festival bumper last year; reasonable efforts in a trio of maiden hurdles and seemingly well fancied when falling on his handicap debut at Thurles; could well be a factor here if that has not left a mark.

7/2

0

9

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

15:20 Thurles

Intent Approach

10st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: C Byrnes

Runner-up in a Punchestown festival bumper last year; reasonable efforts in a trio of maiden hurdles; could well have a bit in reserve for his handicap debut.

5/2

Form: 2523

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Stepped up in trip to reasonable effect in a pair of Fairyhouse maiden hurdles; drops back in trip here and no surprise should he try to make it a test; each-way chance.

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7th

4

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

15:20 Punchestown

Prince Palace

11st 0lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: P A Fahy

Stepped up in trip to reasonable effect in a pair of Fairyhouse maiden hurdles; drops back in trip here and no surprise should he try to make it a test; each-way chance.

8/1

3rd

6

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:22 Fairyhouse

Prince Palace

11st 1lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: P A Fahy

visibility reduced by fog, midfield behind clear leader, headway when prominent when mistake 3 out, soon went second, led just before 2 out, headed before last, no extra when lost second towards finish

5/1

2nd

5

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 52y

14:15 Fairyhouse

Prince Palace

11st 4lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: P A Fahy

raced in fourth behind clear leader, headway on outer and went third 3 out, led approaching last, headed run-in, no match for winner

11/2

Form: 6-3315 D

Last run: 114 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Won a Galway Flat handicap and beat a good horse in a Navan maiden hurdle; not seen since fifth in a Class 2 handicap hurdle at Chepstow in October; pretty versatile as to ground and might well be primed for a big run after a nice break.

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1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Sign From Above

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Peter Fahey

Won a Galway Flat handicap and beat a decent horse in a Navan maiden hurdle; fifth in a Class 2 handicap hurdle at Chepstow in October; a long way below his best at Punchestown on most recent run.

14/1

8th

3

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

15:20 Punchestown

Sign From Above

11st 5lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

Won a Galway Flat handicap and beat a good horse in a Navan maiden hurdle; not seen since fifth in a Class 2 handicap hurdle at Chepstow in October; pretty versatile as to ground and might well be primed for a big run after a nice break.

3/1

5th

11

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 2

16:15 Chepstow

Sign From Above

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Peter Fahey

Third and first in 1m4f/1m6f handicaps on successive days of the Galway Festival and then beat a subsequent winner with the pair clear in a 2m4f maiden hurdle at Navan; brings a progressive profile into his first handicap and his Irish stable has won good-quality hurdles in Britain; probably handles any ground.

13/2

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Exacta €111.00
Straight Forecast €124.40
Tricast €505.10
Trifecta €1007.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Fiveonefive

SPOTLIGHT:

Intent Approach

The Irish Sun:

Sign From Above

POSTDATA:

Morricone

TOPSPEED:

Fiveonefive