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Good To Yielding

HSS Hire Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

  • Prize money: £51304.35
  • 2m 4f 80y
  • 17 runners
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HSS Hire Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

Form: 12-323 D BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Yet to win over fences but gradually progressive and perhaps a shade unlucky in a Limerick beginners last time; not many chances taken with his mark but no surprise should there be more improvement.

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1st

14

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Lets Go Champ

10st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Yet to win over fences but gradually progressive and perhaps a shade unlucky in a Limerick beginners last time; not many chances taken with his mark but no surprise should there be more improvement.

10/1

3rd

1

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 120y

16:05 Limerick

Lets Go Champ

11st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced in third

100/30

2nd

5

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 150y

12:30 Punchestown

Lets Go Champ

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, joined leader after 8th, disputed lead after 5 out, briefly led after 3 out, outpaced when ridden approaching last, not fluent last, no match for winner

10/1

Form: -3P384 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Sound-jumping front-running mare; not at her best this season but an improved effort at Fairyhouse last time; goes on the ground and could go well.

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3rd

7

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:50 Punchestown

Must Be Obeyed

10st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Sound jumping mare from the front at her best; ran okay behind Ardera Ru at Fairyhouse but a lot more is needed here.

33/1

2nd

15

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Must Be Obeyed

10st 3lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Thomas Gibney

Sound-jumping front-running mare; not at her best this season but an improved effort at Fairyhouse last time; goes on the ground and could go well.

20/1

4th

4

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Must Be Obeyed

11st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

mounted in chute, raced wide, led narrowly or disputed lead early, raced in second from 3rd, lost second but prominent after 6th, went second again after 11th, led again 12th

6/1

Form: 56-24P C

Last run: 165 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 151

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner in novice chase company, best effort when runner-up in last year's Galway Plate andf went on to finish fourth in the Kerry National; off for over five months and those races are likely to be his targets again; should come on for this.

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3rd

2

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Authorized Art

11st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Three-time winner in novice chase company, best effort when runner-up in last year's Galway Plate andf went on to finish fourth in the Kerry National; off for over five months and those races are likely to be his targets again; should come on for this.

14/1

0

4

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 1

14:20 Cheltenham

Authorized Art

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

In good form in major handicaps at Galway (2m6f) and Listowel (3m) the last twice; could go well again but doesn't look the likely winner, being more exposed than many of these rivals; his progress stopped a while ago.

20/1

4th

2

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Listowel

Authorized Art

11st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Won three in a row as a novice in the first half of last season, including 9l defeat of Ash Tree Meadow in Grade 3 event at Tipperary; struggled when raised in class later on; comprehensively reversed Punchestown festival form with disappointing stablemate Kilcruit when second to Ash Tree Meadow in the Galway Plate; leading chance on revised terms.

7/1

Form: 11-14P D

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Three wins last year, including the Old Roan Chase at Aintree; pulled up in a Grade 3 at Newbury in March when last seen; others preferred.

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4th

6

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Jetoile

11st 5lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Ryan Potter

Three wins last year, including the Old Roan Chase at Aintree; pulled up in a Grade 3 at Newbury in March when last seen; others preferred.

10/1

1

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:55 Newbury

Jetoile

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Ryan Potter

held up in rear, in touch with leaders when hit 9th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up 3 out

7/1

4th

3

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:15 Cheltenham

Jetoile

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Ryan Potter

midfield, in touch with leaders when not fluent 5 out

10/1

Form: 61F071 C

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner over fences, including a Grade B contest over 3m1f here last year; showed his well-being when landing a Listed handicap chase at Leopardstown in March; has a chance off a 6lb higher mark.

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1st

2

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Brideswell Lad

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

Five-time winner over fences, including a Grade B contest over 3m1f at the 2023 Punchestown festival; won a Listed handicap chase at Leopardstown over an extended 2m5f in March; jumping was hit-and-miss when fifth in a competitive Punchestown festival chase over a shorter trip.

8/1

5th

11

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Brideswell Lad

10st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

Five-time winner over fences, including a Grade B contest over 3m1f here last year; showed his well-being when landing a Listed handicap chase at Leopardstown in March; has a chance off a 6lb higher mark.

12/1

1st

5

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Brideswell Lad

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Seamus Neville

midfield, left in fourth 6th, headway and pressed leader after 8th, led 3 out (usual 4 out)

33/1

Form: 1P0300 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Showed he still had it when winning a Listed handicap chase at Navan in December; not really competitive in the Plate at Cheltenham or the Topham at Aintree. others preferred.

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6th

9

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Embittered

11st 1lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Showed he still had it when winning a Listed handicap chase at Navan in December; not really competitive in the Plate at Cheltenham or the Topham at Aintree. others preferred.

25/1

11th

6

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Embittered

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Won in good style at Navan (2m4f, heavy) in December on second stable start but this 10yo has failed to reproduce that form on his four starts since (most recently at the Cheltenham Festival) and needs to raise his game.

66/1

11th

2

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Embittered

11st 8lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Three chase wins from 25 attempts, ending a two-year losing run at Navan (2m4f, soft) in December; has run really well over hurdles at the Festival but he played little part in the Grand Annual two years ago and was pulled up in this race last March; up against it.

66/1

Form: -40710 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

Best effort for a while when winning a 3m2f conditions chase at Down Royal in March; beaten a mile in the Grand National; others look more likely.

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7th

4

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Adamantly Chosen

11st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

midfield, hampered by faller 5 out, not fluent 5 out

16/1

21th

22

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Adamantly Chosen

10st 9lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Runner-up in a maiden hurdle on sole start on heavy; weakened right out of it on his only two appearances over about 3m, including in the Cheltenham Grade 1 novice last March; however, he put 14l between himself and his remaining three rivals (eventually headed by Roi Mage) after leading two out in a 3m2f conditions event on soft at Down Royal four weeks ago; needs better again but is much more interesting after that latest run.

50/1

1st

2

17th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 50y

15:27 Down Royal

Adamantly Chosen

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

prominent, jockey lost iron briefly when mistake 4th, led before 2 out, went clear approaching last, comfortably

5/1

Form: 111-23 C

Last run: 193 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

Enjoyed a terrific campaign last season, winning the Plate at Cheltenham and a Grade B handicap hurdle at this meeting; not seen since finishing a respectable third in the American Grand National in October; ground in his favour and should be a contender here if forward enough.

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8th

5

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Seddon

11st 8lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

in touch with leaders, not fluent and hampered by faller 5 out

8/1

2nd

6

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 87y

16:30 Galway

Seddon

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

In tremendous form over hurdles and fences last season, winning four on the bounce, including the Magners Plate at Cheltenham; decent Flat debut run latest at Killarney; well-treated at these weights and hugely respected.

2/1

4th

7

(1)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 180y

20:10 Killarney

Seddon

11st 4lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: John C McConnell

led, headed and lost two places under 2f out, kept on but lost third final 110yds

7/1

Form: 43-640 C

Last run: 87 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Grade 3 winner at Navan last year but not at his best in three runs this season; best watched.

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9th

7

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Indiana Jones

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

Grade 3 winner at Navan last year but not at his best in three runs this season; best watched.

33/1

12th

8

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Indiana Jones

10st 10lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

Has had his jumping issues but won a Grade 3 novice contest at Naas last year and ran a fine race in retrospect when fourth to Elixir De Nutz in the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter in November; not the easiest to weigh up but no surprise if he could run a big race off this mark.

16/1

4th

4

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 1f 109y

Class 1

15:30 Exeter

Indiana Jones

10st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

Huge individual who was always going to be better over fences and things began to click last season when he won a small-field Grade 3 at Navan (2m, good to yielding) before later producing a career-best RPR when running well in a Grade 1 at Punchestown; probably needed the race at Cork where he was rusty all round; better can be expected this time.

7/2

Form: 1-00P0 CD

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner over fences, including an impressive success in this race last year; completely out of form since but back down to a mark just 6lb higher than last year; watch the market.

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10th

12

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Hereditary Rule

10st 9lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: John C McConnell

Four-time winner over fences, including an impressive success in this race last year; completely out of form since but back down to a mark just 6lb higher than last year; watch the market.

25/1

17th

12

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Hereditary Rule

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Has course form but was down the field in last year's Plate (50-1) and although he landed a good handicap at Punchestown (2m5f, yielding; wouldn't want it any softer) in April, his subsequent chase and hurdle runs leave him with much to prove.

40/1

OUR TIP

Form: -44372 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict

Just a beginners chase victory to his credit over fences but has performed with great credit in competitive handicaps this season, most recently when just caught late in the Topham over the National fences at Aintree; deserves a change of luck and this may provide it.

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1

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

James Du Berlais

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

disputed lead early, pressed leaders when fell heavily 5 out

100/30

2nd

2

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

James Du Berlais

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Faded into seventh behind Shakem Up'arry in the Plate at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) last month, having travelled well; however, that's not the first time he's weakened up the Cheltenham hill and an each-way case can be made on his Irish handicap form this winter (3m/2m5f, soft/yielding to soft).

9/1

7th

1

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

James Du Berlais

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

Made a successful switch to fences in early 2023; Grade 1 races generally asked too much of him subsequently although he was anything but disgraced when sixth in the Turners (soft) over C&D last March; in the frame in valuable Leopardstown handicaps since Christmas over 3m (soft) and 2m5f (yielding to soft) but will need more to win this.

12/1

Form: 12P-1F CD

Last run: 126 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 149

Form & Verdict

Off for over a year before winning a 2m5f handicap chase here in November; fell early in the Paddy Power Chase at Christmas when last seen; others preferred.

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3

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Idas Boy

11st 9lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

Off for over a year before winning a 2m5f handicap chase here in November; fell early in the Paddy Power Chase at Christmas when last seen; others preferred.

14/1

0

1

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Idas Boy

11st 12lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

midfield, mistake 3rd, fell 5th

12/1

Form: -85850 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Won a big handicap chase at Leopardstown last season and campaigned with credit in similar contests this season; looked like playing a hand in the Grand National before failing to stay; could be a player here.

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8

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

The Goffer

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a big handicap chase at Leopardstown last season and campaigned with credit in similar contests this season; looked like playing a hand in the Grand National before failing to stay; could be a player here.

7/1

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

Form: 3360F9 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Ran well for a long way in the Plate at Cheltenham last time; can compete at this level and no surprise should he play a hand here.

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10

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Watch House Cross

10st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, brought down 5 out

12/1

9th

9

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Watch House Cross

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Faded in the 2m5f Coral Cup last March; won small-field novice chases at Wexford (2m, yielding; 2m4f, good to yielding) later but has found 3m on testing ground beyond him in competitive handicaps since; the return to 2m4f should suit but he needs to put a subsequent early fall behind him.

25/1

14

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Watch House Cross

10st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won a couple of chases at Wexford last summer; well beaten in the Paddy Power but ran okay previously in the Troytown despite some sketchy jumping; not a forlorn hope.

20/1

Form: 38486U D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner over fences, including when landing the Topham at Aintree last year; struggled to recover that level of form this season but back to a winnable mark if he can.

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13

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Bill Baxter

10st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Warren Greatrex

disputed lead early, led narrowly 2nd, headed before 6th, lost position before 8th, dropped to rear and weakening when hampered by faller 5 out

10/1

20

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Bill Baxter

10st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Enjoyed a progressive campaign prior to winning this last year (soft), whereas he's been unable to get competitive on his five starts this season; however, he's just 1lb higher than 12 months ago and perhaps the first-time cheekpieces and return to these fences will reignite his spark.

6/1

6th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:55 Newbury

Bill Baxter

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

midfield, dropped to rear after 4th, weakened gradually from 3 out

15/2

Form: 15F5P- D

Last run: 369 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Winning chaser at Naas last season; not seen since pulling up in a Grade A novice handicap here a year ago; best watched; 2lb wrong

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16

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Aarons Day

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Winning chaser at Naas last season; not seen since pulling up in a Grade A novice handicap here a year ago; best watched; 2lb wrong

50/1

12

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Aarons Day

10st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Won a Naas novice handicap in January; well below that level in a Grade 2 at Navan next time; was running a decent race in a Grade 3 at Naas when falling; soundly beaten last of five finishers at Fairyhouse.

25/1

5th

2

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 105y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Aarons Day

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Won a Naas novice handicap in January but was well below that level in a Grade 2 at Navan next time; was running a decent race in a Grade 3 back at Naas last time when falling; not dismissed.

17/2

Form: -61513 D

Last run: 110 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler and chaser this season; showed his consistency when a close third in a 2m Naas handicap chase in January; 3lb wrong but not hard to see him have a chance here.

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17

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Union Park

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

midfield, brought down 5 out

10/1

3rd

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:12 Naas

Union Park

11st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Five-time winner, recorded career-best when winning a 2m3f Kilbeggan handicap chase last September; won off his lower hurdles mark at Cork six weeks ago; trip may be a bit sharp, could go well again for stable having a fine season.

8/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast €489.80
Tricast €11078.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

James Du Berlais

TOPSPEED:

Bill Baxter

The Irish Sun:

Hereditary Rule

RP RATINGS (IRE):

James Du Berlais

POSTDATA:

James Du Berlais