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14:20 Punchestown

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Punchestown Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £11286.96
  • 2m 4f 55y
  • 13 runners
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Punchestown Handicap Chase

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 9110-1 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

128-rated hurdler following handicap wins at Down Royal and Fairyhouse in March; opening chase mark was based on three runs last summer, and she made the most of the opportunity at Kilbeggan last week; looks capable of coping with a 10lb rise that still leaves her 12lb short of her hurdles mark.

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12/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 23F8-5 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Has won only one of his 28 starts over fences, not a betting proposition on that basis; this is a stronger race than the Kilbeggan event in which he finished fifth last time.

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8th

9

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Railway Hurricane

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Gavin Cromwell

Good effort over 2m4f on the Old course here last winter but still met with defeat; almost no leeway in the weights since and not very tempting with a strike-rate of 1-26 over fences, having been well held behind Ginny's Destiny here in November and fallen on this course since (tough task).

16/1

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12/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 02505-

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Best chase form when winning a 2m6f Listowel handicap last September; jumping was untidy when he ran down the field in a Cheltenham Festival handicap; 2-16 over fences, vulnerable to less exposed types.

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5th

3

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Mars Harper

11st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Best chase form when winning a 2m6f Listowel handicap (yielding to soft) last September; jumping was untidy when he ran down the field in a Cheltenham Festival handicap; 2-15 over fences, vulnerable to much less exposed types.

20/1

13th

6

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Mars Harper

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Best chase form when winning a 2m6f Listowel handicap (yielding to soft) in September but he ran moderately behind Embittered at Navan in December when last seen and made no impact in this race last year.

33/1

20/1

Form: 2130-0

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Won twice for Gordon Elliott and did well for Cian Collins in novice events last season, notably when scoring at Down Royal in January; does not seem to be well handicapped on the evidence of runs at Aintree and Killarney.

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11th

5

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Irish Blaze

11st 2lb

J: E Walsh

T: Cian Collins

Won twice for Gordon Elliott and had done well on his three Irish starts for Cian Collins, notably when beating subsequent Fairyhouse handicap winner Captains Nephew in a Down Royal novice event in January; struggled in the Red Rum at Aintree; stamina could be an issue, best form has been at around 2m.

12/1

12th

10

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Irish Blaze

10st 7lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

Front-runner; ridden last five starts by claimer Carl Millar; has raised his game this winter but is relatively exposed over fences and, although a heavy-ground hurdle winner in 2022, he's missed three races on soft and heavy going since August; it remains to be seen how he copes with today's surface.

14/1

Form: 1533-4 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Better-known as a seven-time hurdles winner; over three years since the second of his two wins over fences; shaped quite well at Wexford on his first run after a winter break but that was a veterans' chase; Killarney fourth was a better effort.

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4th

10

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Macgiloney

10st 9lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Better-known as a seven-time hurdles winner; over three years since the second of his two wins over fences; shaped quite well at Wexford on his first run after a winter break but that was a veterans' chase (closely matched with Cavalry Master) and this is more demanding.

14/1

3rd

4

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 100y

18:52 Wexford

Macgiloney

11st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Hasn't won over fences for more than three years and struggled over timber at Galway when last seen; likely to need this.

7/1

Form: 381/3- BF

Last run: 203 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Winner of his only start over fences; ran only once last season after that Kilbeggan success; first-time cheekpieces; every chance if fit and ready.

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3rd

6

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

13:55 Navan

Slane Hill

11st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

held up in rear, headway on near side of group 2 out, soon switched left and ridden, went third but no extra before last, no match for first two

9/2

1st

8

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

19:10 Kilbeggan

Slane Hill

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

held up in midfield, awkward jump and prominent 3rd, jumped left 4th

4/1

Form: /2670-

Last run: 211 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Fairyhouse beginners' chase winner whose best run in handicap company came when second over 3m2f at Killarney two years ago; tailed off at Down Royal last November, previously remote seventh behind Mars Harper at Listowel.

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Form: 87/59- C

Last run: 105 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Both hurdle wins came at 2m; best chase run when third over 2m4f at Gowran early last year; below that standard on his final two starts before a break; disappointing on his only two starts last season but premature to write off.

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9th

5

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:25 Naas

Slip Of The Tongue

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

towards rear, in touch with leaders but reminder 4th

8/1

Form: 5383-1 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a point; did not spend long over hurdles despite showing promise; in a first-time hood, third to the useful Dreal Deal on chase debut at Down Royal; winning favourite at Kilbeggan last month; promising youngster could be in the mix on handicap debut.

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No Results Found

Form: 24217- D

Last run: 218 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler who delivered on earlier chasing promise when holding on by a neck to make all in four-runner 2m4f Ludlow handicap last autumn; poor run at Ayr before a winter break.

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7th

3

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:28 Ayr

Rexem

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

raced in second, lost second but prominent 7th

5/1

1st

1

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

15:20 Ludlow

Rexem

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

made all, jumped well, increased tempo before 4 out, pushed along and went clear approaching last, ridden run-in, much reduced lead towards finish, just held on

6/5

Form: 0P00-0 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Out of form since a big handicap win at last year's festival at this track; up against it on the evidence of this year's hurdle/chase form.

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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

Form: 51/4P- D

Last run: 203 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Kilbeggan winner on chasing debut towards the end of the season before last; absent since pulled up at Cheltenham last November and probably best watched in the circumstances.

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6

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 3

13:45 Cheltenham

Elle Perfecta

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: C A Murphy

Improved form when winning on chase debut in mares' beginners event at Kilbeggan (extended 2m3f, good to yielding) in April and creditable fourth in Grade 3 novice chase at Galway (2m2f, good to yielding) in August, when shaping as though she'd be suited by this step back up in trip; has run well on yielding ground, unproven on soft; could have more to offer over fences.

9/2

4th

8

3rd Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 54y

14:45 Galway

Elle Perfecta

10st 8lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

Jumped well when making a winning chase debut in a mares contest at Kilbeggan in April; much more needed here but could outrun her likely odds.

50/1

Form: 2324-5 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Rated 134 over hurdles, respectable form in defeat in five chase starts for Gordon Elliott; may have needed the run on stable debut; makes handicap debut off 11lb lower than his current hurdles rating.

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4th

11

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

17:00 Listowel

The Friday Man

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Fine efforts in defeat all four chase starts even though broke blood vessels two starts ago at Kilbeggan; better at Killarney last time even though he jumped to the right at times; will be unhelpful if he does that again today but is capable of going close.

7/4

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Payout
Exacta €161.00
Straight Forecast €159.40
Tricast €937.00
Trifecta €966.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Railway Hurricane

The Irish Sun:

Jasmin De Cotte

SPOTLIGHT:

Mousey Brown

TOPSPEED:

Gateau De Miel

POSTDATA:

Railway Hurricane