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13:45 Punchestown

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Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Wind and rain

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.40
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 2-U40

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in the Goffs Defender Bumper at Punchestown on his sole run last season but three runs over hurdles so far have been failures; middle run at Tramore was not terrible and would give him a squeak here.

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1st

11

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 148y

13:45 Punchestown

Milo Lises

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Runner-up in the Goffs Defender Bumper at Punchestown on his sole run last season but three runs over hurdles so far have been failures; middle run at Tramore was not terrible and would give him a squeak here.

3/1

10th

7

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Milo Lises

11st 12lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: W P Mullins

Runner-up in a strong Punchestown bumper won by stablemate Predators Gold (second in a Grade 1 hurdle at Leopardstown at Christmas) sent off favourite for hurdling debut at Navan only to depart early; disappointing fourth at Tramore on second attempt.

7/2

6/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2323S- BF

Last run: 364 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ran into a couple of useful types in bumpers and on his maiden hurdle debut; not seen since slipping up in the 2m4f maiden hurdle on this card a year ago; entitled to need the run but could be a contender if fit enough.

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7th

2

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Naas

Faulty

11st 9lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

Plenty of good form in bumpers and hurdles before winning 20-runner maiden with a bit in hand at Down Royal last month; should go well.

7/2

1st

10

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:07 Down Royal

Faulty

11st 4lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

midfield on inner

100/30

2nd

7

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 148y

13:45 Punchestown

Faulty

11st 4lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

Ran into a couple of useful types in bumpers and on his maiden hurdle debut; not seen since slipping up in the 2m4f maiden hurdle on this card a year ago; entitled to need the run but could be a contender if fit enough.

6/1

Evs

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 22

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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.

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5th

6

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:25 Navan

Lightkeeper

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Chased home Tullyhill and Mercurey in two maiden hurdles earlier in the season; not quite as good in two subsequent runs but has still performed with credit, shaping like a step up in trip will suit and pedigree suggests as much; the one to beat.

6/4

4th

14

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:07 Down Royal

Lightkeeper

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders

7/2

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

4th
14
Pax

12/1

Form: 86

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has shown a little ability in two starts; needs this for a mark but could sneak into a place.

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12th

9

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Pax

11st 3lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: C A Murphy

Some promise in three maidens, notably latest when staying on late over 2m at Punchestown last month; return to 2m4f sure to suit and potential improver entering handicap company.

14/1

4th

14

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 148y

13:45 Punchestown

Pax

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: C A Murphy

Has shown a little ability in two starts; needs this for a mark but could sneak into a place.

12/1

6th

12

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:05 Leopardstown

Pax

11st 7lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: C A Murphy

Jumping was ragged on debut at Punchestown, likely to need more experience.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Unlucky not to win a Leopardstown Flat maiden on his belated debut in October; seems to have had his issues but is a very interesting hurdles newcomer here; worth a market watch.

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5th

10

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 148y

13:45 Punchestown

Military Alliance

11st 4lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

Unlucky not to win a Leopardstown Flat maiden on his belated debut in October; seems to have had his issues but is a very interesting hurdles newcomer here; worth a market watch.

8/1

2nd

2

(10)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Military Alliance

9st 12lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

held up in midfield, headway towards far side when ridden from under 2f out, keeping on when bit short of room and switched left inside final furlong, ran on and went second towards finish, just held

50/1

Form: 0-9PP8

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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

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12

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Our Chezney

11st 9lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Ms Helen P Markham

Little to recommend in bumpers and maiden hurdles; belated handicap debut at age of eight.

50/1

9th

11

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

15:40 Thurles

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.

33/1

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

Form: 8-6

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Flat winner for Ed Dunlop; off the track for 20 months before never featuring in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle last month; should come on a good bit for that but others still more likely.

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3rd

1

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:17 Naas

Red Glory

12st 0lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Flat winner when trained in UK; showed ability on hurdling debut for this yard in 2022; then went missing until two further qualifying runs lately; respected from this source on handicap debut, especially if market strength.

5/1

7th

5

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 148y

13:45 Punchestown

Red Glory

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Flat winner for Ed Dunlop; off the track for 20 months before never featuring in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle last month; should come on a good bit for that but others still more likely.

20/1

6th

6

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Red Glory

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Flat winner; distant eighth on hurdle/yard debut at Punchestown in May 2022 wasn't devoid of promise but this looks like a tough ask on the back of an absence.

12/1

Form: 004

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in three maiden hurdles although his most recent effort at Fairyhouse was promising enough; needs this for a mark and likely to be suited by further.

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8th

8

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 148y

13:45 Punchestown

Glenriver

11st 4lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Well beaten in three maiden hurdles although his most recent effort at Fairyhouse was promising enough; needs this for a mark and likely to be suited by further.

33/1

4th

8

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Glenriver

11st 4lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

soon midfield

200/1

Form: 80

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a maiden hurdle here last month; safe to put a line through.

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13

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

15:40 Thurles

Storm Ryder

11st 4lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Ms Helen P Markham

Recent Punchestown run a small step in the right direction but hard to fancy here.

66/1

9th

16

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 148y

13:45 Punchestown

Storm Ryder

11st 4lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Ms Helen P Markham

Tailed off in a maiden hurdle here last month; safe to put a line through.

200/1

12th

10

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 30y

13:10 Punchestown

Storm Ryder

11st 12lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Ms Helen P Markham

Half-brother to five winners including Brewin'upastorm (smart bumper and 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase); dam unraced; raced keenly and ended up in rear on only bumper start in Britain for Warren Greatrex; switches to hurdles.

66/1

Form: 52150 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won his final bumper start for John McConnell despite jinking violently at Sedgefield in October; soundly beaten on both maiden hurdles for this stable although not beaten far at Navan last time; needs this for a mark.

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8th

6

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Gowran Park

Hypersonic Missile

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders, hit 4 out, soon pushed along, weakened before 2 out

7/1

OUR TIP

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Winner on the Flat in France at 2 but no trace of ability on the level for his current trainer; makes no appeal on his hurdling debut.

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11th

1

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 148y

13:45 Punchestown

Ayrton

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: T J O’Mara

Winner on the Flat in France at 2 but no trace of ability on the level for his current trainer; makes no appeal on his hurdling debut.

100/1

14th

4

(13)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

14:15 Dundalk (AW)

Ayrton

9st 8lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: T J O’Mara

slowly into stride

14/1

12th

2

(6)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Ayrton

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: T J O’Mara

midfield

20/1

Form: 00

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Landed a 1m4f Flat handicap at Galway in October; well beaten in both maiden hurdles and qualifies for a mark after this.

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12th

2

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 148y

13:45 Punchestown

Game Nation

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Landed a 1m4f Flat handicap at Galway in October; well beaten in both maiden hurdles and qualifies for a mark after this.

50/1

11th

5

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 157y

14:05 Punchestown

Game Nation

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: E McNamara

1m4f Galway handicap winner last October on 17th Flat start; struggled on hurdling debut at Cork eight days ago.

25/1

17th

5

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:12 Cork

Game Nation

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Off the mark at the 17th attempt on the Flat when stepped up to 1m4f in October; not bred for this and probably best watched on hurdle bow.

40/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won on his point debut at Ballycrystal in 2022; remote second twice since; best watched on his track debut after almost a year off.

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7

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:07 Naas

Desert Cave

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

Winner and twice second in points (favourite for both defeats); tailed off on hurdling debut at Punchestown, no threat when brought down two out at Leopardstown last Sunday.

50/1

Form:

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

1m7f winner in Germany; well supported when close second in a 1m4f handicap at Cork last August; ran poorly at Navan before scoring on Dundalk AW in October; will need more experience judged on hurdling debut at Fairyhouse.

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7th

5

2nd Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 3

13:31 Doncaster

Oakley

11st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Not had much racing since his last win off a 5lb higher mark in March 2022; now a 10yo and he was beaten a long way out on his return from a break at Newbury.

25/1

7th

4

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:05 Newbury

Oakley

11st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Richard J Bandey

midfield, lost ground before 4th

20/1

7th

1

16th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:00 Stratford

Oakley

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

prominent

5/1

Form: P4

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has shown little of any merit in a maiden hurdle and a bumper so far; makes little appeal.

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12

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 148y

13:45 Punchestown

Monslatt

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

Has shown little of any merit in a maiden hurdle and a bumper so far; makes little appeal.

66/1

4th

2

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 34y

15:35 Leopardstown

Monslatt

12st 0lb

J: Mr Hugo Hunt

T: E J O’Grady

in touch with leaders

100/1

0

11

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 14y

13:12 Clonmel

Monslatt

11st 4lb

J: Mr Hugo Hunt

T: E J O’Grady

Zambezi son gelding; half-brother to bumper winner Too Falutin; dam well beaten bumper/maiden hurdles, half-sister to bumper/2m hurdle winner Miss Nomer and 2m4f hurdle winner Goban Saor; tough ask for a newcomer.

66/1

Form: 6

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First reserve; raced too keenly and made too many mistakes in a 2m4f maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse last month; drop in trip is likely to suit and should come on hugely for that initial experience; very much a contender if getting a run.

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2nd

11

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 76y

17:10 Clonmel

Maroto

11st 4lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

midfield, not fluent 1st

7/4

17

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 148y

13:45 Punchestown

Maroto

11st 4lb

T: W P Mullins

First reserve; raced too keenly and made too many mistakes in a 2m4f maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse last month; drop in trip is likely to suit and should come on hugely for that initial experience; very much a contender if getting a run.

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Payout
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lightkeeper

The Irish Sun:

Military Alliance

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Milo Lises

TOPSPEED:

Lightkeeper

POSTDATA:

Lightkeeper