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16:30 Punchestown

Soft To Heavy

SBK Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6413.04
  • 2m 7f 150y
  • 9 runners
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SBK Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 12-432

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bumper winner has bumped into a couple of useful sorts in maiden hurdles this season; sets a reasonable standard if the step up in trip proves suitable.

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1st

5

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 150y

16:30 Punchestown

Lucky Lyreen

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, prominent after 7th, went second after 8th

7/4

2nd

1

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Lucky Lyreen

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

pressed winner

11/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 43

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Decent effort when stepped up to 3m at Cork last month; might not be ridden so positively this time and will have a big say if coming home a bit better.

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2nd

4

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 150y

16:30 Punchestown

Kinturk Kalanisi

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Thomas Gibney

towards rear early, headway and prominent 3rd, soon pressed leader, led before 8th

4/1

3rd

6

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:22 Cork

Kinturk Kalanisi

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Thomas Gibney

Runner-up in a point on debut and stayed on well to get fourth on rules debut at Punchestown last month; likely to improve for this longer trip and one to consider.

10/1

4th

5

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:00 Punchestown

Kinturk Kalanisi

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Thomas Gibney

Kalanisi 5yo whose dam was runner-up in 2m6f hurdle, and is sister to fairly useful 2m3f-3m hurdle winner Grand Theatre and to the dam of smart staying chaser Regal Encore; runner-up on sole point-to-point at Taylorstown in May; stiff-looking task on Rules debut.

25/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 93

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Improved from his first to his second run when a staying on third in a C&D maiden hurdle last month; going the right way and should be involved here.

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3rd

1

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 150y

16:30 Punchestown

Bossofthebrownies

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

took keen hold, prominent

3/1

3rd

1

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

14:55 Punchestown

Bossofthebrownies

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

Minor promise on debut at Leopardstown last month; likely to be suited by a trip like this but remains best watched for now.

33/1

9th

2

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:05 Leopardstown

Bossofthebrownies

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

Dam did not show much but is a half-sister to Dromnea who won four races for this owner/trainer combination.

50/1

Form: 55

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Winning pointer; not beaten far in a mares contest here last month; more needed.

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4th

9

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 150y

16:30 Punchestown

Redzy Rocco

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Winning pointer; not beaten far in a mares contest here last month; more needed.

10/1

5th

11

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 73y

13:55 Punchestown

Redzy Rocco

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Won one of her four point-to-points; not a bad run on her track debut at Limerick (10 lengths off Pallas Athene); each-way chance.

10/1

5th

13

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

12:19 Limerick

Redzy Rocco

10st 13lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Jarlath P Fahey

Won a maiden point last January but has been beaten in two winners' races this season, 35l behind last time; will have to step up on rules debut.

28/1

Form: 43058

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Modest form in three maiden hurdles and makes little appeal; tried in a tongue-tie here.

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5th

2

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 150y

16:30 Punchestown

Cloughroe

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Modest form in three maiden hurdles and makes little appeal; tried in a tongue-tie here.

50/1

8th

4

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

14:55 Punchestown

Cloughroe

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Showed some ability in a pair of bumpers in Britain; well beaten in two maiden hurdles here; steps up in trip but hard to make a case for.

25/1

5th

4

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Cloughroe

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Signs of ability in two British bumpers before going off at 100-1 for a maiden at Naas and performing accordingly; likely to be outclassed in this good a maiden.

100/1

OUR TIP

Form: 65

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in two maiden hurdles and needs this for a handicap mark.

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3

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 150y

16:30 Punchestown

Hesasmoothoperator

11st 12lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: Thomas Gibney

towards rear, headway into midfield before 9th

66/1

5th

6

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

14:55 Punchestown

Hesasmoothoperator

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Thomas Gibney

Jumped poorly on his debut at Fairyhouse two weeks ago; best watched for now.

66/1

6th

3

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 143y

12:40 Fairyhouse

Hesasmoothoperator

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Half-brother to yard's useful 2m-3m1f hurdle/chase winner Regina Dracones; will be better for the experience.

33/1

Form: 50-434

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Close third in a 3m handicap hurdle at Limerick over Christmas and ran okay in a similar Fairyhouse contest; tongue-tie tried as he reverts back to maiden company; should run his race.

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6

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 150y

16:30 Punchestown

One Big Bang

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Paul Tobin

didn't always jump with fluency, prominent early, in touch with leaders when pushed along briefly after 3rd, pushed along after 8th, reminder after 9th, weakened after 4 out

6/1

4th

11

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:58 Fairyhouse

One Big Bang

11st 2lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Paul Tobin

Point winner; has run a couple of nice races in defeat this winter but may bump into a couple on better marks.

10/1

3rd

10

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

One Big Bang

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Paul Tobin

midfield, headway on outer 2 out (usual 3 out), went third approaching last, kept on well, no match for first two

16/1

Form: 7

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Not disgraced on his hurdles debut at Clonmel last month; liable to do better in time.

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7

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 150y

16:30 Punchestown

Quintin Turnball

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Not disgraced on his hurdles debut at Clonmel last month; liable to do better in time.

20/1

7th

11

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 116y

14:45 Clonmel

Quintin Turnball

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

prominent early, in touch with leaders when not fluent 2 out

40/1

Form: P

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a point 15 months ago; ran no race on his track debut at Clonmel last month; a line can probably be drawn through that but needs to prove himself here.

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8

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 150y

16:30 Punchestown

Ringcraft

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Runner-up in a point 15 months ago; ran no race on his track debut at Clonmel last month; a line can probably be drawn through that but needs to prove himself here.

14/1

0

10

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

13:00 Clonmel

Ringcraft

12st 0lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Half-brother to the smart Ballyoisin, winner of 11 of his 26 starts, including the Fortria Chase; made a couple of mistakes when beaten 10l in a maiden at Tinahely in November 2022; has had plenty of time to mature; could be too good for more exposed horses here; Rob James claims very valuable 7lb.

3/1

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Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Lucky Lyreen

The Irish Sun:

Kinturk Kalanisi

SPOTLIGHT:

Bossofthebrownies

TOPSPEED:

Lucky Lyreen

POSTDATA:

Lucky Lyreen