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Specialist Group Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £10260.87
  • 2m 0f 94y
  • 24 runners
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Specialist Group Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 24 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

Form: 224229

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in five of his nine hurdle starts; has become frustrating and made little impact in the Boodles on his handicap debut; 8l behind in that event.

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3rd

4

(13)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:50 Gowran Park

Pigeon House

9st 13lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Got off the mark over hurdles when winning at Punchestown last week, now rated 126 in that sphere; several decent Flat efforts in defeat and handles this ground, so should go close if this doesn't come too soon.

3/1

1st

23

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Pigeon House

11st 3lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent

14/1

9th

12

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Pigeon House

11st 2lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Mrs John Harrington

Runner-up in five of his eight hurdles and can lack some concentration when it matters; not without place claims on the peak of his efforts but he's now 0-15 under both codes and firmly frustrating; it would go against the grain to trust one with his overall profile in this fierce a handicap.

33/1

Form: 115482 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdles winner last summer; tailed off on return to action at Naas; much better when second at Tipperary nine days ago, but that was not a strong contest; tongue-tie for the first time now.

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2nd

20

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Killeemore Lad

11st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Andrew Slattery

midfield, not fluent 3rd

14/1

2nd

6

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Tipperary

Killeemore Lad

11st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Andrew Slattery

Dual hurdle winner last summer was tailed off on recent return to action at Naas; stays 2m on the Flat so might prefer a stiffer test of stamina than this over hurdles.

12/1

12/1

Form: 1-447

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Won a Listed hurdle for unraced fillies on sole French start; well-held fourth in both Irish runs; some encouragement can be taken from seventh on handicap debut in the Boodles.

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3rd

15

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Nara

11st 6lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, slightly hampered 5th

12/1

7th

10

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Nara

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Henry De Bromhead

There are doubts over what she achieved in winning a Listed hurdle for unraced fillies on sole French start (heavy) and even more so now she's finished a well-held fourth in both Irish runs, initially in a hood and then just tongue tied (now combined); behind Eagle Fang on those occasions and this demands a significant step forward.

14/1

4th

1

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 175y

13:20 Naas

Nara

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Henry De Bromhead

held up in rear, steady headway before 2 out, hung left and ridden approaching last, weakened run-in

7/2

Form: 235840 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Two fair efforts in soft-ground handicaps during the winter and has won on good ground; out of her depth in the County Hurdle.

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4th

4

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Media Naranja

11st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear

16/1

12th

22

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Media Naranja

10st 2lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Third of 11 in 4yo fillies' handicap over C&D (good) last April and some fair efforts in soft-ground handicaps in Ireland this winter; with a leading trainer but she's 4lb out of the handicap and improvement is needed.

66/1

4th

8

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Media Naranja

10st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

A long way below her best at Limerick last time; previous Fairyhouse fifth was respectable, though she may struggle to uphold form with Foxy Girl who met interference.

20/1

Form: 5581 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Two wins on the Flat for Andrew Balding; ordinary form in three maiden hurdle outings; found his level on handicap debut at Bellewstown last week; has been raised 9lb, and this is a much more competitive environment.

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5th

25

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Club Manager

10st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, not fluent 2nd

16/1

1st

16

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:20 Bellewstown

Club Manager

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield

16/1

Form: 87851 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Placed on the Flat; claimer-ridden when winning at Cork a month ago on his second handicap hurdle outing; 10lb higher now; first reserve.

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6th

26

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Macinamillion

10st 11lb

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders

1st

10

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

Macinamillion

10st 13lb

J: Alix Balfe

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, some headway halfway, went second 3 out, led going easily approaching last, not fluent last, ridden and kept on well towards finish

3/1

5th

7

10th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 116y

14:17 Naas

Macinamillion

11st 4lb

J: Alix Balfe

T: Gavin Cromwell

Placed on the Flat up to 1m6f; showed some ability on two of his three hurdle runs; can be keen so the addition of a hood for handicap debut might help; of interest.

8/1

Form: 2-154P

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a juvenile hurdle on sole start in France; got up in the final strides on Irish debut in a 2m4f maiden at Limerick; limitations apparent when raised in class, but may find her level in handicaps.

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7th

6

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Judicieuse Allen

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

towards rear

6/1

9

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Judicieuse Allen

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: W P Mullins

towards rear, not fluent 5 out

40/1

4th

4

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

14:35 Limerick

Judicieuse Allen

10st 9lb

J: A P Heskin

T: W P Mullins

midfield, headway and challenging before 2 out, not fluent last, lost third towards finish

11/2

Form: 562214 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

The form of his second at Clonmel in January was given a surprise boost when the winner Jimmy Du Seuil chased home stablemate Ballyburn at Cheltenham; again runner-up at Thurles before readily justifying favouritism at the same venue; looked a bit one-paced when fourth on handicap debut at Naas.

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8th

14

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Answering

11st 7lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

soon midfield

12/1

4th

1

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Answering

12st 0lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

The form of his second at Clonmel in January was given a surprise boost when the winner Jimmy Du Seuil chased home stablemate Ballyburn at Cheltenham; again runner at Thurles early last month before readily justifying favouritism at the same venue 11 days later; this opening mark gives him a fighting chance.

7/2

25/1

Form: -44346 D

Last run: 127 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Fit from action on AW in recent months and ran on turf last month; some merit in his handicap hurdle form but others have more obvious credentials.

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9th

7

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Walhaan

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Fit from action on AW in recent months and ran on turf last month; some merit in his handicap hurdle form but others have more obvious credentials.

25/1

5th

3

(8)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Walhaan

10st 2lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Ciaran Murphy

Dual-purpose 8yo won on heavy in France and both wins for current yard have been on AW, including last month; solid effort at Lingfield since and no fitness concerns.

7/1

6th

11

(9)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Walhaan

9st 2lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Ciaran Murphy

Dual-purpose 8yo; with this headgear combination back on he made all for a cosy success at Dundalk (1m2f) two weeks ago; this could take more winning, he lacks course experience and has competition for the lead.

10/1

Form: 4F811P D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Recorded a convincing hurdle win at Naas in February and won a Listed handicap chase at Gowran in March (both 2m on heavy); failed to do himself justice in the Red Rum at Aintree; remains 12lb lower than over fences, so not without a chance.

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10th

8

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Whiskeywealth

11st 12lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Recorded a convincing hurdle win at Naas in February and won a Listed handicap chase at Gowran in March (both 2m on heavy); failed to do himself justice in the Red Rum at Aintree; remains 12lb lower than over fences, so not without a chance.

12/1

9

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Whiskeywealth

10st 8lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Has fallen twice, over fences and hurdles, in his last eight starts but has got his confidence back under John Shinnick with a convincing hurdle win at Naas and again found plenty back chasing to win a Listed handicap at Gowran (both 2m on heavy); asked a bigger question in this company but is no forlorn hope on his best form with the possibility of better to come.

8/1

1st

6

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

Whiskeywealth

11st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Won back-to-back over fences last season and got his head back in front over hurdles at Naas last month on testing ground; probably capable from this mark and has to be considered with conditions in his favour.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 45-133 D BF

Last run: 137 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Wexford maiden winner last summer; slightly better form when third in a Roscommon rated novice; absent since third on his handicap debut at Thurles in December; plenty of weight here; stable has two other runners and a reserve.

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11th

1

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Bowmore

12st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Wexford maiden winner last summer; slightly better form when third in a Roscommon rated novice; absent since third on his handicap debut at Thurles in December; plenty of weight here; stable has two other runners and a reserve.

14/1

3rd

5

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

Bowmore

11st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Lightly raced 5yo entitled to win as he did at Wexford over the summer and slightly better form when third in Roscommon rated novice; opening mark looks fair enough and one to consider.

8/1

3rd

2

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 110y

18:38 Roscommon

Bowmore

11st 8lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent disputing second, lost second 4th

4/1

Form: 33158P

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won a Galway Flat handicap last August and beat the useful Antrim Coast in a Navan maiden hurdle in September; fifth in a handicap hurdle at Chepstow in October; a long way below his best here in February and pulled up at Gowran the same month; better ground will help.

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12th

9

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Sign From Above

11st 11lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

Won a Galway Flat handicap last August and beat the useful Antrim Coast in a Navan maiden hurdle in September; fifth in a handicap hurdle at Chepstow in October; a long way below his best here in February and pulled up at Gowran the same month; better ground will help.

25/1

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

Form: 002451 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Runner-up four times in maiden hurdles; wide-margin handicap winner at Limerick three weeks ago; 9lb rise may prove too much now.

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13th

12

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Ballycallan King

11st 8lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

Runner-up four times in maiden hurdles; wide-margin handicap winner at Limerick three weeks ago; 9lb rise may prove too much now.

12/1

1st

3

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Ballycallan King

11st 6lb

J: Sean Cleary-Farrell

T: Barry J Fitzgerald

prominent, led going best and went clear before 2 out, ridden out

6/1

14/1

Form: 41 D

Last run: 200 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Weak in market but shaped quite well when beaten 8l in fourth in juvenile winners' contest at Listowel last September; beat subsequent winner Eagle Fang at Cork following month; Flemensfirth gelding has been given plenty of time to mature.

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14th

19

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Hands On

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: E Bolger

Weak in market but shaped quite well when beaten 8l in fourth in juvenile winners' contest at Listowel last September; beat subsequent winner Eagle Fang at Cork following month; Flemensfirth gelding has been given plenty of time to mature.

14/1

1st

3

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 20y

13:25 Cork

Hands On

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

Not many Flemensfirths start off at three; weak in market but shaped quite well when beaten 8l in winners' contest at Listowel and softer ground should help.

11/2

4th

3

17th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Listowel

Hands On

10st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

in rear, soon detached, pushed along after 3 out, went fourth after 2 out, stayed on

14/1

Form: -85142 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Won eased-down at Market Rasen in January but then found little at Plumpton two months later; ran well under a big weight in a handicap at Haydock last time; 7lb claim might be just enough to make her competitive.

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15th

2

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Holly

12st 0lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Won eased-down at Market Rasen in January but then found little at Plumpton two months later; ran well under a big weight in a handicap at Haydock last time; 7lb claim might be just enough to make her competitive.

12/1

2nd

4

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 2

14:05 Haydock

Holly

10st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Has a rather in-and-out profile; won eased-down at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft) in January but then found little at Plumpton two months later; might need a personal best even if she's on a going day.

14/1

4th

2

4th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

15:52 Plumpton

Holly

11st 12lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

took keen hold, midfield, good headway before 3 out, found little when mistake 2 out, soon weakened

3/1

Form: 6-U000 CD

Last run: 227 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Fit from the AW at Dundalk where he was a 1m4f winner on his penultimate start; out of form over hurdles in the first half of this season.

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16th

17

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

War Correspondent

11st 6lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: R P Cody

Fit from the AW at Dundalk where he was a 1m4f winner on his penultimate start; out of form over hurdles in the first half of this season.

25/1

6th

2

(8)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

War Correspondent

9st 8lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: R P Cody

held up in rear

100/30

Form: 212972 D

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Dual purpose sort was an unplaced favourite at Dundalk last time; had previously produced a good display for this rider when second in an 18-runner handicap hurdle at Leopardstown.

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17th

22

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Clever Currency

11st 3lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

Dual purpose sort was an unplaced favourite at Dundalk last time; had previously produced a good display for this rider when second in an 18-runner handicap hurdle at Leopardstown.

25/1

6th

11

(11)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Clever Currency

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Paul W Flynn

Dual purpose sort ran a fine race over 1m4f here in November; good hurdle run lately at Leopardstown; front-runner should make a bold bid.

5/1

2nd

1

3rd Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Clever Currency

12st 0lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

led, clear before halfway, reduced lead before 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on but no match for winner

12/1

Form: 0015- D

Last run: 396 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Progressive on Flat last season, winning over 2m1f at Killarney and over 1m6f at the Curragh before creditable sixth in competitive York contest; won a juvenile maiden hurdle at Navan; lacks a recent outing, but potentially interesting; second reserve.

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18th

27

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Grappa Nonino

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: D K Weld

Progressive on Flat last season, winning over 2m1f at Killarney and over 1m6f at the Curragh before creditable sixth in competitive York contest; won a juvenile maiden hurdle at Navan; lacks a recent outing, but potentially interesting; second reserve.

4th

8

(1)

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 144y

18:55 Clonmel

Grappa Nonino

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

prominent, outpaced under 2f out, kept on final furlong, lost third post

11/4

6th

14

(14)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Grappa Nonino

8st 3lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: D K Weld

took keen hold, held up in last, niggled along 5f out, headway on outer from 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms

6/1

Form: 22-627

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Dual 1m winner on AW at Dundalk, placed turf form last autumn; decent seconds in big-field maiden hurdles at Gowran and Limerick last season; another second here this season, but soundly beaten; beaten around 20l on handicap debut at Fairyhouse; needs to improve.

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19th

11

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Catena Zapata

11st 9lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dual 1m winner on AW at Dundalk, placed turf form last autumn; decent seconds in big-field maiden hurdles at Gowran and Limerick last season; another second here this season, but soundly beaten; beaten around 20l on handicap debut at Fairyhouse; needs to improve.

10/1

7th

5

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Catena Zapata

11st 8lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dual AW winner at Dundalk and placed turf form last autumn; decent seconds in big-field maiden hurdles at Gowran and Limerick last season; another second at Punchestown but soundly beaten; might prefer better ground for handicap debut.

10/1

2nd

3

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 30y

13:10 Punchestown

Catena Zapata

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dual AW winner at Dundalk and placed turf form last autumn; decent seconds in big-field maiden hurdles at Gowran and Limerick last season, not at that level of form on last month's hurdles return at Navan, too keen and not getting home in testing conditions; more expected of here on likely better ground.

7/1

Form: 157-F D

Last run: 366 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

1m3f AW winner in Britain and won a Listowel maiden hurdle on good to yielding in September 2022, given a lengthy break after falling in a chase at Ballinrobe last May; made a winning return in a staying handicap on the Flat at Gowran last week; strong chance if this does not come too soon.

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20th

16

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Rumi

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: E J O’Grady

1m3f AW winner in Britain and won a Listowel maiden hurdle on good to yielding in September 2022, given a lengthy break after falling in a chase at Ballinrobe last May; made a winning return in a staying handicap on the Flat at Gowran last week; strong chance if this does not come too soon.

7/1

1st

2

(6)

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 5f 160y

19:25 Gowran Park

Rumi

10st 0lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: E J O’Grady

in touch with leaders early, midfield when pushed along briefly over 3f out, headway when ridden over 2f out, joined leader up the centre inside final furlong, led towards finish

10/1

Form: -50353 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Three hurdle wins, two on Flat; regressive last year; best run this season when third at Thurles in January; same placing at Ballinrobe recently; needs to raise his game

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3

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Zoffanien

12st 0lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Three hurdle wins, two on Flat; regressive last year; best run this season when third at Thurles in January; same placing at Ballinrobe recently; needs to raise his game

20/1

Form: -44F77 D

Last run: 204 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Dual winner over hurdles in France in his young days; has run well on the AW at Dundalk for this stable; Irish hurdles form is unconvincing.

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5

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Garrybello

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Thomas Cooper

Dual winner over hurdles in France in his young days; has run well on the AW at Dundalk for this stable; Irish hurdles form is unconvincing.

25/1

Form: 71P464 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Won Listowel maiden in September; well held in novice company; closely matched with Killeemore Lad on recent Tipperary evidence; this is a much deeper race.

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21

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

The Shantou King

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

Won Listowel maiden in September; well held in novice company; closely matched with Killeemore Lad on recent Tipperary evidence; this is a much deeper race.

25/1

4th

5

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Tipperary

The Shantou King

11st 6lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

Won Listowel maiden in September but well held since; back from a break with headgear worn in recent starts left off here.

16/1

6th

7

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:47 Cork

The Shantou King

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Aengus King

Ran well in several bumpers and made most to win a 2m Listowel maiden on fourth start over hurdles; pulled up in a 3m novice event here in November; dropped away from two out in race won by Starman at Limerick eight days ago.

14/1

Form: 74514 D BF

Last run: 94 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner; off the mark at fourth attempt hurdling with much-improved effort when running away with 2m2f Down Royal all-aged handicap in January; run may have come too soon when she attempted a quick follow-up at this venue six days later.

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24

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Timeless Piece

11st 1lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Dual Flat winner; off the mark at fourth attempt hurdling with much-improved effort when running away with 2m2f Down Royal all-aged handicap in January; run may have come too soon when she attempted a quick follow-up at this venue six days later.

16/1

4th

1

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 30y

13:40 Punchestown

Timeless Piece

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Dual Flat winner, including on heavy; off the mark at fourth attempt hurdling with much improved effort when running away with 2m2f Down Royal all-aged handicap six days ago on soft; up 12lb for that but further improvement likely back against her peers here (not the biggest so weight a slight concern).

11/8

1st

9

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

13:45 Down Royal

Timeless Piece

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced wide, in touch with leaders, headway and prominent before 3 out, challenging going easily after 3 out, led 2 out, soon clear, ridden when went further clear run-in, ran on

3/1

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