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17:10 Punchestown

Heavy

Up The Yard Challenge Race

  • Prize money: £51.3
  • 1m 7f 189y
  • 16 runners
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Up The Yard Challenge Race

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £5.70
  • Place: £2.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Four time winner; not seen since below his best in Munster National; the one to beat.

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13th

27

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

The Goffer

10st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

Best form when fourth in major handicaps at Cheltenham (3m1f) and Sandown (3m4f) last spring, albeit not seeing those races out nearly as well as those ahead; underperforming this term, capitulating badly from the home turn when 34l fifth back at Cheltenham (heavy) latest, so he probably does not have what it takes in this.

66/1

5th

6

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

The Goffer

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Cracking fourth in this race last year (soft) when giving best only after the last; may have had some breathing issues as he's been tongue tied since September, when making steady late headway in the Kerry National (3m, yielding to soft); he was rested after a lesser effort at Limerick next time but won a race for stable staff on his return last month and is primed for a big run off 2lb lower than 12 months ago.

6/1

1st

11

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

The Goffer

12st 3lb

J: Emma Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

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6/4

6/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Lartigue Hurdle winner at Listowel; probably the lesser fancied of the Elliott pair.

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4th

6

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Samui

11st 4lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a Listed handicap hurdle off 121 at Listowel in September; bounced back from poor run at Tipperary when beaten 9l in the County; wasn't seen to best effect and 3lb lower here; one to consider.

8/1

9th

18

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Samui

10st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Disappointing in Tipperary Grade 3 last October and absent since; however, prior to that he won a big-field 4yo handicap at Listowel (2m, good to yielding) and that form reads well; also effective on soft ground; this unexposed sort retains potential for his top trainer and is not written off.

66/1

2nd

1

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Samui

12st 9lb

J: Shauna Knowles

T: Gordon Elliott

.

6/1

33/1

  • Place: £6.00

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Handicap hurdle winner off 93 at Naas last year; more needed but could go well.

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6

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 110y

16:55 Limerick

Wee Charlie

10st 11lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Thomas Gibney

towards rear

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won over fences at Thurles last March; no trace of his best form since return in October.

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6th

1

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Routine Excellence

12st 0lb

J: Caragh Monaghan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual chase winner up to 3m; back to form with a fine 3rd at Fairyhouse last time; raised 1lb for that but can be a player again.

4/1

3rd

5

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

15:55 Fairyhouse

Routine Excellence

11st 2lb

J: Caragh Monaghan

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders, towards rear when not fluent 6th, headway after 4 out, went third and kept on after last, no match for first two

10/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Two-time winner for Gordon Elliott; couple of good runs for his current in-form trainer.

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4th

5

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Bodhisattva

11st 3lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Won over 3m at Perth last May for Gordon Elliott and fair efforts for this yard later in the summer; has form on all types of ground and better for a spin on the Flat six weeks ago; could have more to offer.

14/1

5th

3

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Bodhisattva

12st 3lb

J: Killian Dunne

T: John C McConnell

.

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

One time rated 124-rated hurdler in Britain; nowhere near that level now on point form.

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6th

1

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:43 Cork

Amenon

12st 0lb

J: Mr T O’Connor

T: Turlough O’Connor

midfield, not fluent 5 out, weakened from 3 out

100/1

6th

13

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Amenon

12st 0lb

J: Neil Corkery

T: Turlough O’Connor

.

100/1

7th

17

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 6f 120y

12:52 Limerick

Amenon

12st 0lb

J: Ms S C McNamara

T: Turlough O’Connor

First reserve; placed a number of times over hurdles and fences in France and UK; won a maiden point in May but well held in two opens lately.

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Decent in his own grade in handicap hurdles; pulled up over fences when last seen.

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7th

6

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Hutchie

12st 3lb

J: Mark Dunne

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

.

66/1

0

5

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

15:42 Navan

Hutchie

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

Ran twice over fences after winning a 2m6f handicap hurdle at Galway in September, disappointing at Tramore following second at Killarney; fair fifth of 17 when sent back over hurdles in a handicap at Punchestown on Monday.

6/1

5th

11

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Hutchie

11st 3lb

J: Mr M N Sharpe

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

Two runs over fences since winning a 2m6f handicap hurdle at Galway in September; 7lb higher but certainly not discounted if he can repeat it.

10/1

Form: /8041-

Last run: 119 days

W: 12st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner, most recently on heavy ground last October over 1m2f when last seen.

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2nd

8

(9)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Global Energy

9st 11lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

took keen hold, prominent, disputed lead after 1f, raced in second after 3f, briefly led when ridden over 1f out, kept on but no match for winner

9/2

1st

2

(22)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Global Energy

10st 1lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Won over 1m2f at Leopardstown on heavy last October and had a spin at Punchestown lately to advance his fitness; proven stamina will be a big asset in these conditions.

9/1

8th

5

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Global Energy

12st 3lb

J: Tara Carroll

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

.

11/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Failed to progress in bumpers and tailed off at Galway in August when last seen.

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5th

13

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Gowran Park

Shanlaylin

11st 7lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: P A Fahy

Showed some ability in bumpers last year but not an obvious contender on jumping debut.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 3lb

12 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Five-time winner over jumps; classy performer in small field conditions races; contender.

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2

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 72y

14:50 Leopardstown

Cash Back

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced in second, lost second before 5th, lost third after 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

7/2

10th

4

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Cash Back

12st 3lb

J: Adam Connolly

T: W P Mullins

.

5/2

1st

2

7th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:47 Clonmel

Cash Back

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

made virtually all, disputed lead before 10th, led narrowly when not fluent 3 out, soon disputed lead but going best, briefly headed before 2 out, led again going best but tired after 2 out, nudged along and went clear approaching last, comfortably

4/5

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 3lb

13 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Effective front-runner at his best but not the most consistent and out of his depth here.

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11th

10

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Rudy Catrail

12st 3lb

J: Shauna Carroll

T: E Sheehy

.

66/1

0

9

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:00 Tramore

Rudy Catrail

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

Front-running veteran who retains ability and enthusiasm; however, three most recent runs raise doubts; jumped poorly and dropped away tamely at Wexford, fell at Ballinrobe, unseated at Fairyhouse; on the positive side, he was in good form during summer, notching a well-deserved 3m1f win at Roscommon and three seconds.

8/1

0

4

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 107y

13:03 Fairyhouse

Rudy Catrail

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: E Sheehy

Front-running veteran who retains ability and enthusiasm; however, two most recent runs raise doubts; jumped poorly and dropped away tamely at Wexford, and fell at Ballinrobe last time; on the positive side, he was in good form during summer, notching a well-deserved 3m1f win at Roscommon and three seconds.

100/30

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

1 from 42 over jumps; 88-rated hurdler-chaser and up against it here.

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12th

14

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Carnet De Stage

12st 0lb

J: Jemma O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

.

50/1

6th

2

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 170y

15:25 Tramore

Carnet De Stage

11st 5lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

never better than midfield, weakened from 3 out

13/2

9th

1

30th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:05 Cartmel

Carnet De Stage

12st 0lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Killarney winner last August but that's his only chasing success from 25 attempts; hasn't done a great deal in recent starts but better at Clonmel latest, which at least gives hope for this top weight.

5/1

Form: 98/40-

Last run: 198 days

W: 12st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Lost his way after winning a maiden hurdle last summer including over fences; work to do.

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13th

8

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Mighty Mo Missouri

12st 3lb

J: Jane Griffin

T: Mrs John Harrington

.

16/1

0

1

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Mighty Mo Missouri

12st 0lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs John Harrington

1-20, getting off the mark in a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan in August; hasn't built on that and struggled with his jumping in two recent starts over fences; has to prove he stays this far back over timber.

12/1

50/1

Form: 7-

Last run: 221 days

W: 12st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Handicap hurdle winner off 89 last summer; beaten twice since; unlikely contender.

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14th

7

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Jinxs Link

12st 3lb

J: Gro Hylen

T: M M Rice

.

50/1

15th

3

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:20 Navan

Jinxs Link

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: M M Rice

Career best when posting five length win at Kilbeggan on penultimate start and ran to a similar level in defeat from his higher mark back there latest; others may be better treated now but likely to run his race at least.

13/2

5th

11

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Jinxs Link

11st 3lb

J: A P Heskin

T: M M Rice

Off the mark in 2m2f handicap here last month in good style, despite taking a hold; 9lb rise to deal with but probably up to it.

9/2

Form: 25615-

Last run: 142 days

W: 12st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Hurdles and dual Flat winner with several trainers; rated just 51 on the Flat; no appeal.

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15th

2

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Pro Bono

12st 6lb

J: Sara Peyroles

T: Paul W Flynn

.

33/1

17th

13

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Pro Bono

11st 1lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: Paul W Flynn

midfield

25/1

5th

9

(12)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Pro Bono

9st 4lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: C W J Farrell

Won a Down Royal maiden hurdle and Tramore Flat handicap over this trip this year before a decent hurdle run last time; won over 1m2f at this venue and stays the trip; chance.

13/2

Form: 600-

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beat one home in a trio of Flat maidens at up to 7f; makes no appeal.

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15

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Jimmy T

11st 11lb

J: Grace Dorgan

T: Terence O’Brien

.

100/1

13th

4

(7)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Jimmy T

9st 8lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: Terence O’Brien

Has failed to beat a rival in two runs so far; off 181 days.

100/1

10th

3

(9)

24th Jun 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

17:23 Limerick

Jimmy T

9st 8lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Daniel William O’Sullivan

Last of six runners, beaten 24l, over 5f at Tipperary on debut and can't be fancied on that run.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta €271.00
Straight Forecast €180.80
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Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Global Energy

SPOTLIGHT:

The Goffer

POSTDATA:

Global Energy

The Irish Sun:

Global Energy