January 15 / 12.55 Punchestown

12.55

Soft

Bet Victor Proud To Support Irish Racing Maiden Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6413.04
  • 2m 0f 77y
  • 18 runners
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Bet Victor Proud To Support Irish Racing Maiden Hurdle

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Zarak (sire of yard's smart juvenile hurdler of last season Zarak The Brave) gelding showed useful form on the Flat in France, winning over 1m2f at Deauville and placed over 1m4f at Saint-Cloud final start; has to be respected on hurdles debut (Grade 1-entered).
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10th

2

(9)

14th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 182y

19:50 Killarney

Highwind

9st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: W P Mullins

Has struggled in Grade 1s since making a winning stable/hurdling debut in January; was previously a consistent Flat performer over middle-distances in France, winning one of his five starts; this mark is no gift but he could improve for this sort of trip; strongly considered.

2/1

10th

2

(9)

14th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 182y

19:50 Killarney

Highwind

9st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: W P Mullins

Has struggled in Grade 1s since making a winning stable/hurdling debut in January; was previously a consistent Flat performer over middle-distances in France, winning one of his five starts; this mark is no gift but he could improve for this sort of trip; strongly considered.

2/1

10th

5

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Highwind

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Fair French Flat form (1-5) over middle distances; got away with his indifferent jumping when favourite over C&D in January but made mistakes four, three and two out when soundly beaten behind Kargese in Leopardstown Grade 1; finished behind five of these rivals in the Triumph.

25/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: U42224

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Went 0-7 on the Flat and he's now 0-6 as a hurdler; has been knocking on the door and ran to form when fourth at Leopardstown last time but good bit to find with Mordor on that.
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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

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

11/4

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 26

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict
Listowel 2yo winner ran just once on the level at three; promising hurdles debut second here (third and fourth have won since) in November but ran well below expectations at Leopardstown in testing conditions, never travelling; worth another chance back on better ground.
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5th

13

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Lark In The Mornin

11st 1lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Travelled well and found plenty to win the competitive Boodles Juvenile Handicap at the Cheltenham Festival (2m, heavy) in March; there was lots to like about that performance and an 8lb rise may not stop this very lightly raced 4yo; showed promise on good to yielding ground on the Flat.

9/4

5th

13

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Lark In The Mornin

11st 1lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Travelled well and found plenty to win the competitive Boodles Juvenile Handicap at the Cheltenham Festival (2m, heavy) in March; there was lots to like about that performance and an 8lb rise may not stop this very lightly raced 4yo; showed promise on good to yielding ground on the Flat.

9/4

Form: 42

Last run: 173 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Put up two solid runs in juvenile hurdles in France, including on testing ground, so has to be taken seriously (Grade 1-entered) on Irish debut after a break.
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15

16th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 49y

19:30 Clonmel

Kimy

10st 7lb

T: Thomas Mullins

prominent, led 1st, soon headed but prominent

5/2

15

16th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 49y

19:30 Clonmel

Kimy

10st 7lb

T: Thomas Mullins

prominent, led 1st, soon headed but prominent

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 4

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a Curragh maiden on heavy for Fozzy Stack in April; sold for 50,000gns at the Newmarket Autumn Sale and pleasing enough hurdles debut at Limerick over Christmas, only losing third late on behind a hot favourite, not fluent at times; entitled to improve for that but this looks a deeper race.
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11th

20

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Bright Legend

10st 13lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Lightly raced on the Flat after impressing in a 1m2f heavy-ground maiden at the Curragh; 0-3 over hurdles but there was plenty to like in how he kept on from off the pace when close up behind Pigeon House and Lark In The Mornin on his second run and he was given a very forcing ride (in first-time cheekpieces, that are retained) when ultimately outpointed by Eagle Fang at Naas; beaten horses in that same Naas race have triumphed in this before; may need to be ridden more conservatively but he's far from exposed; interesting at a price.

16/1

2nd

4

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 175y

13:20 Naas

Bright Legend

11st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

led, 4 lengths ahead 2nd, went further clear but not fluent 5th, reduced lead before 2 out, pushed along and headed approaching last, weakened gradually run-in

10/1

5th

1

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

12:55 Punchestown

Bright Legend

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Won a Curragh maiden on heavy for Fozzy Stack in April; sold for 50,000gns at the Newmarket Autumn Sale and pleasing enough hurdles debut at Limerick over Christmas, only losing third late on behind a hot favourite, not fluent at times; entitled to improve for that but this looks a deeper race.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Sixth foal; half-brother to French 1m4f winners En Souplesse (RPR 85), Jon Snow (83, also 2m2f-2m7f jumps) and Cookilayone (also 2m4f hurdle); dam French maiden, half-sister to Champion Hurdle winner Binocular; best watched on hurdles debut unless market suggests otherwise.
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3rd

7

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

17:15 Limerick

Saint Le Fort

11st 2lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

midfield, headway and prominent on outer 3f out, briefly went second over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong

12/1

6th

14

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

12:55 Punchestown

Saint Le Fort

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Philip Fenton

Sixth foal; half-brother to French 1m4f winners En Souplesse (RPR 85), Jon Snow (83, also 2m2f-2m7f jumps) and Cookilayone (also 2m4f hurdle); dam French maiden, half-sister to Champion Hurdle winner Binocular; best watched on hurdles debut unless market suggests otherwise.

25/1

Form: 532

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Flat maiden rated 65; good effort on second hurdles attempt when third over C&D in November before chasing home impressive runaway winner Storm Heart here last month; races a bit keenly and could do with a little more fluency in her jumping; place prospects again.
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2nd

9

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Limerick

Jeaniemacaroney

11st 2lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

led, joined from 3rd, headed after 4th, soon disputed lead, led narrowly 6th, headed after last, kept on but no match for winner

8/11

25/1

Form:

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Left Richard Hannon for 85,000gns after running away with a 1m2f handicap at York in September; midfield finish on hurdles debut at Leopardstown leaves him with plenty to find.
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1st

8

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:15 Cork

Palamon

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

led narrowly or disputed lead, prominent from 2nd, disputed lead after 3 out, not fluent last, soon ridden, rallied and led again towards finish

100/30

1st

8

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:15 Cork

Palamon

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

led narrowly or disputed lead, prominent from 2nd, disputed lead after 3 out, not fluent last, soon ridden, rallied and led again towards finish

100/30

2nd

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Palamon

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

prominent behind clear leaders

13/8

Form:

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
74-rated Flat maiden (for Ken Condon) changed hands for 15,000euros and never counted when soundly beaten on Leopardstown hurdles debut; can only be watched for now.
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8th

12

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Toll Stone

10st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

C&D maiden winner but well beaten in third on handicap debut also over C&D; has plenty to prove as a result; hooded now.

14/1

8th

12

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Toll Stone

10st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

C&D maiden winner but well beaten in third on handicap debut also over C&D; has plenty to prove as a result; hooded now.

14/1

Form: 00

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Best Flat run came when runner-up on heavy at Nottingham in October; two moderate hurdling efforts and easily overlooked.
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2nd

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:03 Fairyhouse

In The Trenches

11st 1lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

took keen hold early, raced in second, disputed lead 2 out, outpaced approaching last, not fluent last, no match for winner

4/1

2nd

7

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Limerick

In The Trenches

11st 1lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

early mistakes, in touch with leaders, not fluent 6th, went third after 3 out, went second and challenging when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, kept on but no match for winner

4/1

10th

9

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

12:55 Punchestown

In The Trenches

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Best Flat run came when runner-up on heavy at Nottingham in October; two moderate hurdling efforts and easily overlooked.

66/1

12/1

Form: 7

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
0-5 on the Flat for Andrew Balding (rated 69); bought for 10,000gns and probably exceeded expectations (125-1) on hurdles debut at Leopardstown, beaten 15l without landing a blow; plenty to find with stablemate Mordor on that however.
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5th

11

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:50 Cork

Barrier

11st 3lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, steady headway and pressed leaders 3 out, weakened gradually run-in

100/30

5th

11

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:50 Cork

Barrier

11st 3lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Warming to the task over hurdles, off the mark last month in Tramore 4yo maiden (yielding); confirmed herself in good order when going in again on the Flat at Gowran on Thursday.

100/30

1st

1

(19)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:50 Gowran Park

Barrier

10st 1lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

dwelt start, soon midfield, headway and prominent on inner over 5f out

3/1

Form: 3

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Best Flat RPR of 83 in five Flat defeats for David Simcock (1m2f-1m4f); bought for 62,000gns and looks to have a bright future over hurdles judged on debut third at Leopardstown, travelling well into the race before not quite getting home in testing conditions; better ground here to suit and major player.
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3rd

17

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

Mordor

10st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, not fluent when in touch with leaders 3 out, hampered when left in third 2 out, not fluent last, ran on towards finish

11/4

3rd

17

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

Mordor

10st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, not fluent when in touch with leaders 3 out, hampered when left in third 2 out, not fluent last, ran on towards finish

11/4

3rd

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Mordor

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent behind clear leaders

15/8

33/1

Form:

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed in a trio of 1m3f/1m4f maidens for Kevin Prendergast and was bought by Charles Byrnes for 80,000gns; behind throughout on hurdles bow at Leopardstown over Christmas and likely to need more time.
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0

14

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Eastmore

10st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Placed in three 1m3f/1m4f maidens for Kevin Prendergast and was bought by Charles Byrnes for 80,000gns; behind throughout on hurdles debut at Leopardstown; down the field at Punchestown; likely to need more time and experience.

100/1

13th

5

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

12:55 Punchestown

Eastmore

11st 7lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Placed in a trio of 1m3f/1m4f maidens for Kevin Prendergast and was bought by Charles Byrnes for 80,000gns; behind throughout on hurdles bow at Leopardstown over Christmas and likely to need more time.

33/1

18th

2

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:05 Leopardstown

Eastmore

11st 0lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: C Byrnes

towards rear

33/1

Form: 4

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dam Magens Star won on the Flat and over hurdles; plenty of promise when fourth of 20 in 1m4f Curragh maiden on his only start for Dermot Weld; never dangerous remote fourth behind impressive Storm Heart on hurdles bow here last month; much more needed.
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5th

12

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Collaborative

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Promising fourth in a Curragh maiden for Dermot Weld but tailed off in two maiden hurdles since; handles testing ground and yard are in-form; could run well.

18/1

14th

4

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

12:55 Punchestown

Collaborative

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Dam Magens Star won on the Flat and over hurdles; plenty of promise when fourth of 20 in 1m4f Curragh maiden on his only start for Dermot Weld; never dangerous remote fourth behind impressive Storm Heart on hurdles bow here last month; much more needed.

25/1

4th

1

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

13:45 Punchestown

Collaborative

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Dam Magens Star won three races on the Flat and two of her four starts over hurdles; showed plenty of promise when fourth of 20 in a 1m4f maiden at the Curragh in October on his only start for Dermot Weld; could make a useful recruit for Oliver McKiernan.

8/1

Form: 39

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Modest on Flat; some debut promise over hurdles at Cork but last of 9 at Limerick since; hard to fancy.
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15th

2

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

12:55 Punchestown

Cant Catch Camacho

11st 7lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

Modest on Flat; some debut promise over hurdles at Cork but last of 9 at Limerick since; hard to fancy.

50/1

9th

5

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Cant Catch Camacho

11st 0lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

in touch with leaders, dropped to rear and weakened from 3 out

33/1

3rd

2

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 185y

12:15 Cork

Cant Catch Camacho

11st 0lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

Low-rated gelding on Flat; tried over a variety of distances; impossible to make a case for him.

100/1

Form:

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
74-rated on the Flat, winning 1m4f Dundalk AW handicap on final start for Ger Lyons; never sighted on hurdles debut at Leopardstown over Christmas and can only be watched now.
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11th

9

(11)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Caulaincourt

11st 8lb

J: Miss Georgie Benson

T: Peter John Flood

Landed a 1m4f handicap here for Ger Lyons in November; campaigned over hurdles by his current trainer, running respectably behind Boodles hopeful Ndaawi at Naas; blinkers back on here and not without a chance if he stays.

10/1

6th

2

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 112y

13:35 Naas

Caulaincourt

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Peter John Flood

midfield

100/1

16th

3

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

12:55 Punchestown

Caulaincourt

11st 7lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Peter John Flood

74-rated on the Flat, winning 1m4f Dundalk AW handicap on final start for Ger Lyons; never sighted on hurdles debut at Leopardstown over Christmas and can only be watched now.

66/1

Form:

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict
Showed ability in three starts on the Flat for Joseph O'Brien (rated 80) but soundly beaten on hurdles debut in weaker contest here in November so watching brief advised here.
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11th

12

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Warrior Lion

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Moses McCabe

Some ability on the Flat as a juvenile for Joseph O'Brien; has shown nothing in three hurdle starts so far.

50/1

11th

12

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Warrior Lion

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Moses McCabe

Some ability on the Flat as a juvenile for Joseph O'Brien; has shown nothing in three hurdle starts so far.

50/1

12th

20

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Naas

Warrior Lion

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Moses McCabe

Ability on the Flat but shown nothing in two hurdle starts so far; off 80 days.

100/1

Form: P

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second foal; half-sister to point winner River Agent; dam unraced half-sister to bumper/smart 2m-3m hurdle winner Alpha Ridge; never sighted before pulled up on hurdling debut at Leopardstown over Christmas.
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18th

20

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

12:55 Punchestown

Lucky Agent

11st 0lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Second foal; half-sister to point winner River Agent; dam unraced half-sister to bumper/smart 2m-3m hurdle winner Alpha Ridge; never sighted before pulled up on hurdling debut at Leopardstown over Christmas.

66/1

0

19

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:05 Leopardstown

Lucky Agent

10st 7lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear

100/1

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Payout
Exacta €21.00
Straight Forecast €16.94
Trifecta €73.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lark In The Mornin

The Irish Sun:

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RP RATINGS (IRE):

Lark In The Mornin

TOPSPEED:

Lark In The Mornin

POSTDATA:

Lark In The Mornin