January 29 / 16.10 Punchestown

16.10

Soft

Punchestown Party @ Festival 2024 Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5130.43
  • 2m 7f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Punchestown Party @ Festival 2024 Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.80
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 7000

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Point winner had very nice maiden run at Galway in October; nothing since including on last month's handicap debut over 2m.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 120y

16:40 Limerick

Folly Master

12st 2lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Tom Dreaper

held up in rear, headway into midfield 8th, went fourth and keeping on but 4 lengths down when fell 2 out

5/2

1st

6

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Folly Master

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Tom Dreaper

soon disputed lead, not fluent and raced in second from 3 out, led narrowly before 2 out, briefly headed 2 out, went clear going best before last, steadied when jumped slightly right last, comfortably

11/4

12/1

  • Place: £10.40

Form: PP0/50

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
10yo was point winner in her youth and had some lengthy lay-offs since; tried in a tongue-tie when fifth over this trip in Fairyhouse handicap in November; jumped poorly when well beaten last time.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

14

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Not May

10st 8lb

J: Mr Finn Tegetmeier

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders after 3 out, weakened quickly approaching last

20/1

11th

14

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Not May

10st 8lb

J: Mr Finn Tegetmeier

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

midfield

20/1

6th

11

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

17:08 Cork

Not May

11st 2lb

J: Mr Finn Tegetmeier

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

raced wide, in touch with leaders, headway and prominent 11th, weakening when mistake and pecked on landing 3 out, tailed off

10/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 4-0513

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Made the breakthrough in first-time headgear over 3m at Limerick and solid run back there over Christmas when third over 2m5f (second won since); plenty to like.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Limerick

Cosmo Renfro

11st 11lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Shane Nolan

prominent, lost position when pushed along after 3 out, headway and went second before 2 out, ridden to lead after last, stayed on

3/1

1st

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Limerick

Cosmo Renfro

11st 11lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Shane Nolan

prominent, lost position when pushed along after 3 out, headway and went second before 2 out, ridden to lead after last, stayed on

3/1

2nd

10

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Cosmo Renfro

10st 1lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Shane Nolan

prominent alone on inner, not fluent 5th, disputed lead before 8th, led narrowly 4 out, faced challenge but going okay 2 out, ridden after last, headed towards finish

6/1

Form: 47-03P

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Strong stayer is a better chaser, winning at Limerick last March and placed at Thurles before Christmas; hurdles form has been poor, including when a short-priced favourite at Ballinrobe last year.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 120y

16:40 Limerick

Made In The Woods

10st 7lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

led, headed and lost two places before 2 out, weakened approaching last, no match for first two

7/1

Form: -P0090

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Flat-bred mare won a bumper for Nicky Henderson but very poor form over hurdles since joining this yard for small money last summer.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

9

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

15:30 Clonmel

Treyarnon Bay

10st 10lb

J: Mr H E Sexton

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won a bumper for Nicky Henderson but very poor form over hurdles since joining this yard for small money last summer and remains opposable.

20/1

5th

14

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Treyarnon Bay

11st 0lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Flat-bred mare won a bumper for Nicky Henderson but very poor form over hurdles since joining this yard for small money last summer.

40/1

18

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Treyarnon Bay

10st 7lb

J: Miss Abigail Voyce

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Well beaten in handicaps off this mark lately and can't be fancied even with cheekpieces tried; 4lb wrong.

50/1

Form: 0-F308

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Only win came over 2m4f a couple of years ago; missed a year before resuming in the autumn, placed at Gowran but well held at this venue since; yet to shine over this far.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

7

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Greenhill Damsel

11st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Garrett James Power

Only win came over 2m4f a couple of years ago; missed a year before resuming in the autumn, placed at Gowran but well held at this venue since; yet to shine over this far.

16/1

Form: 5-85U3 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Strong stayer was easy winner over 3m here a year ago and had a good run over fences (2m4f) at this venue earlier in the month; could well contend.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

8

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Captain Jimmy

11st 5lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 5 out, went second after 2 out, shaken up to lead after last, ridden clear run-in, kept on well

12/1

1st

8

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Captain Jimmy

11st 5lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 5 out, went second after 2 out, shaken up to lead after last, ridden clear run-in, kept on well

12/1

11th

7

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

15:10 Limerick

Captain Jimmy

11st 6lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

midfield

12/1

Form: 970594

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Modest maiden has had plenty of chances; fair fifth at Tramore in November but soundly beaten since.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

12

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Glorious Singer

10st 12lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Ms M Flynn

A 27-race maiden who ran well over hurdles on penultimate; well held only chase start over C&D in January.

16/1

11th

12

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Glorious Singer

10st 12lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Ms M Flynn

A 27-race maiden who ran well over hurdles on penultimate; well held only chase start over C&D in January.

16/1

Form: /4P-00

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Placed in a point and fair fourth in Clonmel maiden for previous yard; well held in first two starts since joining capable stable and now steps up in trip with headgear fitted.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

8

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Kilmacurkin

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Andrew Fahey

Placed in a point and fair fourth in Clonmel maiden for previous yard; well held in first two starts since joining capable stable and now steps up in trip with headgear fitted.

20/1

12th

15

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Kilmacurkin

11st 1lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Andrew Fahey

prominent

20/1

3

14th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Naas

Kilmacurkin

12st 1lb

J: Mr J H Williamson

T: James Andrew Fahey

Came back from a long absence with a respectable 4th in a Clonmel maiden in March but was pulled-up in a Ballinrobe handicap a month later; new yard and needs his best.

25/1

Form: 7-0065

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Not had many goes handicapping and better efforts with tongue-tie left off last twice, seeing out his race well over 2m5f at Limerick latest (bit to find with Cosmo Renfro on that form); cheekpieces.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

Arthor

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: James Joseph Mangan

Maiden after 14 hurdle starts; not beaten far last time at Fairyhouse but has to build on that; cheekpieces retained.

14/1

6th

4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

Arthor

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: James Joseph Mangan

Maiden after 14 hurdle starts; not beaten far last time at Fairyhouse but has to build on that; cheekpieces retained.

14/1

5th

6

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Arthor

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: James Joseph Mangan

midfield, some headway towards far side and went fourth approaching last, weakened towards finish

14/1

Form: -164F6 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Said to like good ground on which he won at Down Royal in the summer; Sligo fourth on soft was respectable and was in front when falling three out at Down Royal; poor run across the water last time; change of headgear.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

5

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Reserve Judgement

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Said to like good ground on which he won at Down Royal in the summer; Sligo fourth on soft was respectable and was in front when falling three out at Down Royal; poor run across the water last time; change of headgear.

9/1

6th

5

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:30 Musselburgh

Reserve Judgement

11st 7lb

J: Mr Alex Harvey

T: John C McConnell

in touch with leaders on outer, lost position and towards rear after 8th, pushed along briefly 10th

3/1

Form: 00000

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Big prices and heavy defeats so far including when jumping poorly on handicap debut over 2m; big step up in trip which, on pedigree, may help.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

11

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Limerick

Without Exception

10st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear, mistake and jockey lost iron briefly 3rd, headway after 3 out

10/1

5th

11

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

18:20 Limerick

Without Exception

10st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, mistake and jockey lost iron briefly 3rd, headway after 3 out, kept on but no impression after 2 out

10/1

3rd

14

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:52 Down Royal

Without Exception

11st 1lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear, not fluent 4 out, headway after 3 out, kept on and went third run-in, no match for first two

66/1

Non-runners

Majestic Design, Wanchu Bach

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €162.30
Straight Forecast €109.41
Tricast €547.42
Trifecta €956.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Captain Jimmy

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Cosmo Renfro

The Irish Sun:

Arthor

POSTDATA:

Captain Jimmy