February 25 / 15.25 Naas

15.25

Soft To Heavy

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  • Prize money: £8465.22
  • 1m 7f 144y
  • 16 runners
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Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.50
  • Place: £2.40

Form: -02517 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Just held on to gain a deserved success in a 2m3f handicap hurdle here last month; ran better than his finishing position suggests under a 7lb penalty two weeks later; back to the minimum trip here not guaranteed to suit but respected nonetheless.
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19th

2

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

American Money

11st 5lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

prominent, led before 1st

14/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 432402 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Has run into the improving Miss Pronunciation twice this season, including at Fairyhouse last time; doing well enough at the moment to get into the frame.
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8th

3

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

Lazer Wolf

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear

14/1

8th

3

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

Lazer Wolf

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear

14/1

1st

2

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

13:45 Limerick

Lazer Wolf

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

chased clear leader, headway 2nd, led 5th, shaken up after 2 out, pushed out run-in, comfortably

5/4

10/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2-6194 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Clonmel maiden hurdle winner and probably put in a career best effort when a close fourth in a novice hurdle here two weeks ago; interesting runner in his first handicap.
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10th

2

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:05 Punchestown

Any Road

11st 8lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

Won a Clonmel maiden hurdle in November; has run well in a couple of handicaps, including at Cork on latest; has found life tougher in novice company, though not beaten far in fourth behind Answer To Kayf at Naas in February.

10/1

10th

2

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:05 Punchestown

Any Road

11st 8lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

Won a Clonmel maiden hurdle in November; has run well in a couple of handicaps, including at Cork on latest; has found life tougher in novice company, though not beaten far in fourth behind Answer To Kayf at Naas in February.

10/1

3rd

5

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:05 Cork

Any Road

10st 8lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

prominent, joined leaders before straight, not fluent 3 out, outpaced after 2 out, not fluent last, kept on towards finish, no match for first two

8/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: -P5301 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Made all to decisively land a heavy ground handicap hurdle at Gowran last month; this trip suited him well on that occasion; 11lb rise to contend with but could prove well capable.
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3

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Champagne Mahler

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won handicap hurdle on deep ground on Thyestes day at Gowran and rated 113 in that sphere; brother to Revels Hill who has won at up to 3m4f over fences in Britain; chase debut.

12/1

3rd

3

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Champagne Mahler

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won handicap hurdle on deep ground on Thyestes day at Gowran and rated 113 in that sphere; brother to Revels Hill who has won at up to 3m4f over fences in Britain; chase debut.

12/1

Form: 0F-503 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Has returned to some sort of form this season and a fair effort when third in a Thurles handicap hurdle last time; not one to discount.
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10th

3

13th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 50y

18:10 Killarney

Zoffanien

11st 9lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Three hurdle wins, two on Flat; regressive last year; best run last season when third at Thurles in January; same placing at Ballinrobe recently; faller at the first in competitive Punchestown handicap; each-way chance in this company

12/1

Form: 2-897

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in a bumper for Gordon Elliott; gradual progression in three maiden hurdles; first handicap and probably worth a market check.
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14th

12

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Harveys Point

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

Five-race maiden; respectable handicap debut when sixth of 16 at Naas last time; doesn't look well treated but there's a chance the new trip could bring improvement.

14/1

6th

17

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Harveys Point

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

Runner-up in a bumper for Gordon Elliott; gradual progression in three maiden hurdles; first handicap and probably worth a market check.

16/1

7th

6

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 150y

13:45 Navan

Harveys Point

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

midfield

50/1

Form: F-9311

Last run: 120 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Progressive horse last year; won narrowly at Tramore in August before following up gamely in a 3m1f handicap chase at Cheltenham in October; 11lb lower over hurdles but the big drop in trip is an obvious concern; looks the stable second string.
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22

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Whacker Clan

10st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Progressive last year, making all at Tramore (2m5f, soft) in August and Cheltenham (3m1f, good to soft) in October; returned to Cheltenham last month for the Kim Muir (3m2f, soft) and made most, finishing third of 22 but he was 18l behind the runner-up Git Maker, so needs to step up on that and it's the furthest he's been.

12/1

22

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Whacker Clan

10st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Progressive last year, making all at Tramore (2m5f, soft) in August and Cheltenham (3m1f, good to soft) in October; returned to Cheltenham last month for the Kim Muir (3m2f, soft) and made most, finishing third of 22 but he was 18l behind the runner-up Git Maker, so needs to step up on that and it's the furthest he's been.

12/1

3rd

21

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Whacker Clan

11st 0lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Henry De Bromhead

Progressive last year, making all at Tramore (2m5f, soft) in August and doing likewise here (3m1f, good to soft) in October; fair seventh in 1m7f handicap hurdle at Naas 18 days ago, which could have put him spot on for today, and this lightly raced 8yo is one to be interested in for top yard.

10/1

Form: -505F6

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
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.
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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: 119447 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Went up 8lb for winning at Galway in October and that seems to have anchored him; only down 1lb for a poor effort in a Fairyhouse novice hurdle and best watched for now.
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3rd

10

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

19:55 Kilbeggan

El Champo

10st 10lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Hurdle winner at this track; not bad runs in two novice chases last season on heavy ground; however, was well beaten back over hurdles last time (cheekpieces) and has to rebound with headgear removed.

18/1

3rd

10

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

19:55 Kilbeggan

El Champo

10st 10lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Hurdle winner at this track; not bad runs in two novice chases last season on heavy ground; however, was well beaten back over hurdles last time (cheekpieces) and has to rebound with headgear removed.

18/1

OUR TIP

Form: 17-070 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Five-time winner in Britain over hurdles and fences; cut no ice in three starts over fences for Gordon Elliott; reverts back to hurdles off a 7lb lower mark but others preferred.
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5th

3

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 50y

13:57 Punchestown

Grey Diamond

10st 11lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, headway and went second 6th, soon pressed leader, not fluent 3 out, weakened before 2 out

12/1

10th

1

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Grey Diamond

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Five-time winner in Britain over hurdles and fences; cut no ice in three starts over fences for Gordon Elliott; reverts back to hurdles off a 7lb lower mark but others preferred.

33/1

10th

6

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Grey Diamond

11st 1lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Career best when winning at Haydock for Sam Thomas last season; bought for £35,000 in the spring; not at the same sort of level in two runs at Fairyhouse for his new connections; back on a good mark at least.

22/1

Form: 5425U9 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Tried in a hood on his stable debut when well beaten in a 2m handicap hurdle here two weeks ago; hood is retained but has plenty to find to be a factor here.
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6th

8

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Tempo Chapter Two

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Paul W Flynn

Winner of two bumpers and a novice hurdle during his time with Willie Mullins; has deteriorated sharply and has failed to show anything like his best form in two runs for this stable

25/1

6th

8

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Tempo Chapter Two

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Paul W Flynn

Winner of two bumpers and a novice hurdle during his time with Willie Mullins; has deteriorated sharply and has failed to show anything like his best form in two runs for this stable

25/1

Form: 4U8-30 D

Last run: 234 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Punchestown maiden hurdle winner in the summer of 2022; was struggling in handicap hurdles when last seen in July; wants better ground.
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11th

8

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:20 Bellewstown

Frontline Worker

11st 8lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Henry De Bromhead

took keen hold, chased clear leader, not fluent 4th, headway 3 out

14/1

11th

8

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

17:20 Bellewstown

Frontline Worker

11st 8lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Henry De Bromhead

took keen hold, chased clear leader, not fluent 4th, headway 3 out

14/1

12th

16

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Frontline Worker

10st 5lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Henry De Bromhead

Punchestown maiden hurdle winner in the summer of 2022; was struggling in handicap hurdles when last seen in July; wants better ground.

33/1

Form: -26863

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Decent form in the spring of last year and maybe the might lead to some improvement; needs to step up on what she has done this season, remote third in a Limerick claiming hurdle latest.
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1st

8

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 51y

19:45 Kilbeggan

Optional Mix

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Four wins split equally between hurdles and fences; struggled during the winter but back to form lately and was second over C&D to a mare who was chucked in; out of the handicap so up 5lb in all.

7/1

2nd

4

2nd Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 80y

16:30 Kilbeggan

Optional Mix

11st 10lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Enjoyed a productive 2021/22 campaign, mixing between hurdling and chasing and showing notable consistency; has been out of form as a hurdler/chaser for a considerable time, but perhaps some signs of a revival over hurdles at Killarney last time.

12/1

6th

12

13th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 50y

18:10 Killarney

Optional Mix

10st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Enjoyed a productive 2022 campaign; has been out of form as a hurdler/chaser for a considerable time.

25/1

Form: 4252P2 D

Last run: 70 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Handicap hurdle winner and consistent this season without scoring, most recently when runner-up in a Thurles handicap hurdle in December; trip and ground suit and might not be far away.
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14th

14

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Big Island

10st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W J Lanigan

Handicap hurdle winner and consistent this season without scoring, most recently when runner-up in a Thurles handicap hurdle in December; trip and ground suit and might not be far away.

6/1

2nd

16

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

Big Island

10st 7lb

J: Richard Condon

T: W J Lanigan

Finding it hard to add to Galway success of 2022 although several good efforts in defeat (including on Flat); too keen and paid the price at Navan last time.

10/1

Form: 00-6P0 D

Last run: 84 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Won twice last term but well held in competitive handicaps later in campaign and again this term; hard to fancy.
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8

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Hey Johnny

11st 2lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Won twice last term but well held in competitive handicaps later in campaign and again this term; hard to fancy.

40/1

12th

18

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Hey Johnny

10st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Thomas Mullins

towards rear of midfield

20/1

Form: 001-00 D

Last run: 137 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Much better chaser than hurdler, as he showed when a taking winner of a big handicap chase at Punchestown in April; wants better ground ideally and probably best watched on his first run since October.
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3

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 55y

14:20 Punchestown

Hereditary Rule

11st 4lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: John C McConnell

midfield, mistake and unseated 1st

20/1

10th

2

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 134y

15:28 Punchestown

Hereditary Rule

11st 12lb

J: Alex Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Much better chaser whose highlight came when winning valuable 2m5f handicap here at last year's festival; well below best this past season, latest when attempting repeat win early this month; back hurdling here and yard seem to be coming into form so don't dismiss.

10/1

10th

2

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 134y

15:28 Punchestown

Hereditary Rule

11st 12lb

J: Alex Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Much better chaser whose highlight came when winning valuable 2m5f handicap here at last year's festival; well below best this past season, latest when attempting repeat win early this month; back hurdling here and yard seem to be coming into form so don't dismiss.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €61.50
Straight Forecast €47.48
Tricast €214.04
Trifecta €553.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Champagne Mahler

TOPSPEED:

Lazer Wolf

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Grey Diamond

The Irish Sun:

Champagne Mahler

POSTDATA:

Lazer Wolf