February 05 / 15.20 Punchestown

15.20

Soft To Heavy

SBK Novice Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £8465.22
  • 2m 3f 198y
  • 8 runners
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SBK Novice Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.70
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 215421 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Beaten over this trip by Petit King here but stepped up considerably on that when easily landing a 2m handicap here last month; up 9lb for that and steps back up in trip, but very much respected if he can repeat that level of form.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

14

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

Morricone

10st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ray Hackett

midfield

14/1

5th

14

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

Morricone

10st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ray Hackett

midfield

14/1

1st

8

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

15:20 Punchestown

Morricone

10st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ray Hackett

raced in third, prominent when mistake and pecked on landing 2 out, headway on near side of group home turn, bit short of room when switched right before last, ridden and ran on to lead towards finish

5/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 1-2318 C BF

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Flattered by his 24-length defeat of a well below-par Tullyhill in a Punchestown maiden hurdle; disappointing on his handicap debut at Navan the following month; might still proved well-handicapped off this mark and blinkers are tried here; could go well.
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1

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Shannon Royale

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Trounced a below-par Tullyhill in a maiden hurdle and bounced back from a lesser run to finish runner-up at Punchestown; did well to beat an odds-on chance in a Thurles conditions event; appears progressive.

11/2

1st

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:15 Thurles

Shannon Royale

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Beat Tullyhill in a maiden hurdle and bounced back from a lesser run to finish runner-up at Punchestown last time; tough ask on these terms but arrives in-form at least and he's less exposed than most of these.

9/2

10/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 3-5515 CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark when accounting for today's rival Morricone here in December; unable to match that at Leopardstown subsequently and cheekpieces are tried today.
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7th

10

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Petit King

10st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Edward Cawley

in touch with leaders on inner, not fluent 5 out

10/1

7th

10

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Petit King

10st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Edward Cawley

in touch with leaders on inner, not fluent 5 out, weakened from 3 out, no extra when hampered by faller 2 out

10/1

Form: P/3-24

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Lightly-raced bumper winner and seems to have had his issues; very good runner-up after a year off in a Clonmel maiden hurdle in December and drops back in trip here after he was well beaten over 2m7f here last month; others preferred but should do better today.
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3rd

1

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 66y

16:05 Punchestown

Chosen Thyme

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Lightly-raced bumper winner; seems to have had his issues; runner-up after a year off in a 2m3f Clonmel maiden hurdle last December; well beaten fourth over C&D in January; better when fourth over 2m4f in a handicap here the following month.

11/2

4th

5

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

15:20 Punchestown

Chosen Thyme

10st 10lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Lightly-raced bumper winner and seems to have had his issues; very good runner-up after a year off in a Clonmel maiden hurdle in December and drops back in trip here after he was well beaten over 2m7f here last month; others preferred but should do better today.

14/1

4th

2

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

14:55 Punchestown

Chosen Thyme

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Very lightly raced and clearly not the easiest to train since winning a Kilbeggan bumper on debut in 2021; fine effort after 13 months off when chasing home Chapeau De Soleil in a Clonmel maiden hurdle last month; the winner ran respectably considering how badly he jumped in the Grade 1 at Naas on Friday; respected in a race lacking huge strength in depth.

5/1

Form: 216313

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner, two in Britain including in a novice handicap at Hereford in November; probably finished as close as he was entitled in a Navan novice event last month; chance in a competitive race.
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6th

7

3rd Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Listowel

Fiveonefive

11st 4lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

towards rear, mistake 5th, still plenty to do before 2 out, kept on run-in, never near to challenge

12/1

3rd

6

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

Fiveonefive

10st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Cian Collins

Two of his three hurdle wins have been gained in Britain, namely at Cartmel (2m1f, good to soft) and Hereford (2m, good); remote eighth in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham in first-time cheekpieces which are retained.

14/1

3rd

6

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

Fiveonefive

10st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Cian Collins

Two of his three hurdle wins have been gained in Britain, namely at Cartmel (2m1f, good to soft) and Hereford (2m, good); remote eighth in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham in first-time cheekpieces which are retained.

14/1

Form: 2-505F

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in a Punchestown festival bumper last year; reasonable efforts in a trio of maiden hurdles and seemingly well fancied when falling on his handicap debut at Thurles; could well be a factor here if that has not left a mark.
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1st

5

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

Intent Approach

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: C Byrnes

didn't always jump with fluency, midfield early, towards rear 4th, headway 3 out, pressed leaders on inner before 2 out, switched left when pushed along before last, ran on to lead towards finish, won going away

13/2

1st

5

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Down Royal

Intent Approach

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: C Byrnes

didn't always jump with fluency, midfield early, towards rear 4th, headway 3 out, pressed leaders on inner before 2 out, switched left when pushed along before last, ran on to lead towards finish, won going away

13/2

8th

15

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Intent Approach

10st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: C Byrnes

Runner-up in a Punchestown festival bumper last year; fell on his handicap debut at Thurles and jumped poorly at Punchestown last time; best watched for now.

14/1

Form: 2523

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Stepped up in trip to reasonable effect in a pair of Fairyhouse maiden hurdles; drops back in trip here and no surprise should he try to make it a test; each-way chance.
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4th

6

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

18:40 Tipperary

Prince Palace

11st 12lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

midfield, not fluent 6th, headway before 5 out, weakened before 2 out

14/1

4th

6

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

18:40 Tipperary

Prince Palace

11st 12lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

midfield, not fluent 6th, headway before 5 out, weakened before 2 out

14/1

2nd

7

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 80y

15:15 Tramore

Prince Palace

11st 4lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

midfield, towards rear after 4th

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 6-3315 D

Last run: 114 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Won a Galway Flat handicap and beat a good horse in a Navan maiden hurdle; not seen since fifth in a Class 2 handicap hurdle at Chepstow in October; pretty versatile as to ground and might well be primed for a big run after a nice break.
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1st

4

(6)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 40y

16:50 Listowel

Sign From Above

9st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Peter Fahey

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 6f out, pushed along and went second under 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden clear, kept on well

9/1

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Payout
Exacta €11.10
Straight Forecast €12.44
Tricast €50.51
Trifecta €100.70

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Fiveonefive

SPOTLIGHT:

Intent Approach

The Irish Sun:

Sign From Above

POSTDATA:

Morricone

TOPSPEED:

Fiveonefive