April 30 / 16.15 Punchestown

16.15

Yielding

Killashee Hotel Handicap Hurdle (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £25652.17
  • 2m 0f 149y
  • 25 runners
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Killashee Hotel Handicap Hurdle (Listed Race)

Runners: 25 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

Form: 1P61 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Has won Thurles maiden and landed long odds in recent Ludlow novices' (when tongue tied), in between altogether stiffer tasks when well held in Grade 1 novices' at Leopardstown; hard to assess here on handicap debut but deserves utmost respect and Townend's pick.
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1st

9

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Daddy Long Legs

11st 4lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Has won Thurles maiden and landed long odds in recent Ludlow novices' (when tongue tied), in between altogether stiffer tasks when well held in Grade 1 novices' at Leopardstown; hard to assess here on handicap debut but deserves utmost respect and Townend's pick.

13/2

1st

9

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Daddy Long Legs

11st 4lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Has won Thurles maiden and landed long odds in recent Ludlow novices' (when tongue tied), in between altogether stiffer tasks when well held in Grade 1 novices' at Leopardstown; hard to assess here on handicap debut but deserves utmost respect and Townend's pick.

13/2

1st

1

24th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

Daddy Long Legs

11st 9lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Won easily at Thurles (2m, yielding) on debut for Willie Mullins; subsequent defeats (pulled up, well-held sixth) came in Grade 1 events at Leopardstown, latest behind three subsequent Cheltenham Festival winners; now goes in tongue-tie; leading player back in much calmer waters.

1/5

Form: 613211 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict
In the form of his life after wins last month at Newcastle and valuable Haydock contest, keen enough but seeing it out well; top-weight but seems a fair mark and potentially a major player.
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2nd

1

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Brentford Hope

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

In the form of his life after wins last month at Newcastle and valuable Haydock contest, keen enough but seeing it out well; top-weight but seems a fair mark and potentially a major player.

12/1

2nd

1

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Brentford Hope

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

In the form of his life after wins last month at Newcastle and valuable Haydock contest, keen enough but seeing it out well; top-weight but seems a fair mark and potentially a major player.

12/1

1st

1

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 2

14:05 Haydock

Brentford Hope

12st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

A model of consistency over hurdles, and his latest win at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) two weeks ago was a career best; should again have the measure of third-placed Salsada; big player once more despite a 5lb rise.

15/8

Form: 113502 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Won back-to-back earlier in the season and, having dipped a little, posted career-best last month when chasing home front-running Effernock Fizz in valuable 2m Fairyhouse handicap, just outbattled having led; 3lb rise so more needed.
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3rd

22

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Conyers Hill

10st 9lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Won back-to-back earlier in the season and, having dipped a little, posted career-best last month when chasing home front-running Effernock Fizz in valuable 2m Fairyhouse handicap, just outbattled having led; 3lb rise so more needed.

14/1

3rd

22

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Conyers Hill

10st 9lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Won back-to-back earlier in the season and, having dipped a little, posted career-best last month when chasing home front-running Effernock Fizz in valuable 2m Fairyhouse handicap, just outbattled having led; 3lb rise so more needed.

14/1

2nd

9

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:05 Fairyhouse

Conyers Hill

11st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Won back-to-back earlier in the season but signs the handicapper has caught up since and he was below par at the Dublin Racing Festival when last seen; tough looking mark.

18/1

Form: 04192

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Out of depth in Supreme Novices' last month but good run under top-weight in recent Ballinrobe handicap, just denied by an in-form rival over 2m2f (clear of remainder); potential for more.
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4th

12

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Kings Hill

11st 3lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Out of depth in Supreme Novices' last month but good run under top-weight in recent Ballinrobe handicap, just denied by an in-form rival over 2m2f (clear of remainder); potential for more.

14/1

4th

12

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Kings Hill

11st 3lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Out of depth in Supreme Novices' last month but good run under top-weight in recent Ballinrobe handicap, just denied by an in-form rival over 2m2f (clear of remainder); potential for more.

14/1

2nd

1

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

18:07 Ballinrobe

Kings Hill

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

in touch with leaders, smooth headway and went second approaching last, not fluent last, 2 lengths down run-in, ran on well towards finish, just failed

5/2

Form: 134-27 CD

Last run: 125 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Very useful dual-purpose 4yo; ran to form on return from short break when second to an improver in Grade 3 at Fairyhouse in December but ground against him on handicap debut at Leopardstown subsequently; remains potential improver on better ground.
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11th

12

(8)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Nusret

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Grade 1 placed as a juvenile hurdler in April 2023 and won a 1m6f Flat handicap at the Curragh that June; while his hurdles performances in December and this April were satisfactory, he appears to be much more interesting today away from soft ground (ran on good to firm just once, creditably) and with this new stamina test, which could be just his cup of tea.

14/1

5th

4

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Nusret

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Very useful dual-purpose 4yo; ran to form on return from short break when second to an improver in Grade 3 at Fairyhouse in December but ground against him on handicap debut at Leopardstown subsequently; remains potential improver on better ground.

14/1

5th

4

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Nusret

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Very useful dual-purpose 4yo; ran to form on return from short break when second to an improver in Grade 3 at Fairyhouse in December but ground against him on handicap debut at Leopardstown subsequently; remains potential improver on better ground.

14/1

Form: 71/404 CD

Last run: 171 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Mares' novice winner at this meeting in 2022 and has since won twice on the flat; hasn't run since November but goes well fresh and wants decent ground so doesn't want much rain.
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9th

12

(15)

21st Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Party Central

9st 3lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Gordon Elliott

raced wide, took keen hold, midfield, some headway 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

18/1

8th

14

(15)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 2

18:15 Ascot

Party Central

9st 3lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Gordon Elliott

Talented hurdler who won last year on her first two Flat starts and good Listed third at Down Royal (2m, good) last month; she may have more to offer in this code but such improvement is necessary off her opening mark.

14/1

3rd

6

(5)

31st May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:30 Down Royal

Party Central

9st 1lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway and prominent on near side of group 3f out, pressed winner under 2f out, lost second and no extra inside final furlong

16/1

Form: 0-3261 D

Last run: 86 days

W: 10st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Veteran with 11 wins, including very valuable 2m Leopardstown handicap hurdle in February off 120; out of depth when never sighted in Listed Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan on Saturday but can't be ruled out back at this level.
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7th

20

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Lord Erskine

10st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: H Rogers

Veteran with 11 wins, including very valuable 2m Leopardstown handicap hurdle in February off 120; out of depth when never sighted in Listed Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan on Saturday but can't be ruled out back at this level.

16/1

7th

20

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Lord Erskine

10st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: H Rogers

Veteran with 11 wins, including very valuable 2m Leopardstown handicap hurdle in February off 120; out of depth when never sighted in Listed Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan on Saturday but can't be ruled out back at this level.

16/1

6th

4

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:00 Navan

Lord Erskine

9st 6lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: H Rogers

Veteran with 11 wins to his credit, including the Irish Cesarewitch when it was run here in 2017; showed his well-being when winning an ultra-competitive Listed handicap hurdle at Leopardstown in February; has a mountain to climb in this class of race though.

66/1

Form: P24P39 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Decidedly in and out in his short career to date which has involved some very stiff tasks; too keen when never sighted in Scottish Champion Hurdle (handicap) recently in which stablemate Bialystok was second; hard to be confident in.
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8th

7

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Westport Cove

11st 6lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

Decidedly in and out in his short career to date which has involved some very stiff tasks; too keen when never sighted in Scottish Champion Hurdle (handicap) recently in which stablemate Bialystok was second; hard to be confident in.

20/1

8th

7

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Westport Cove

11st 6lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

Decidedly in and out in his short career to date which has involved some very stiff tasks; too keen when never sighted in Scottish Champion Hurdle (handicap) recently in which stablemate Bialystok was second; hard to be confident in.

20/1

9th

3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Ayr

Westport Cove

11st 3lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Decidedly in and out in his short career to date, running respectably but finding far less than the winner when third of 12 to Effernock Fizz at Fairyhouse (2m, heavy) three weeks ago; needs more, but he may not be fully exposed and a strongly run race would probably play to his strengths.

12/1

Form: 6-2P11 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner had excuses on a couple of occasions hurdling before landing odds last twice in Fairyhouse maiden and Ffos Las novices' eight days ago (easily); can't be ruled out on handicap debut with better ground to suit.
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9th

10

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Rath Gaul Boy

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Bumper winner had excuses on a couple of occasions hurdling before landing odds last twice in Fairyhouse maiden and Ffos Las novices' eight days ago (easily); can't be ruled out on handicap debut with better ground to suit.

12/1

9th

10

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Rath Gaul Boy

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Bumper winner had excuses on a couple of occasions hurdling before landing odds last twice in Fairyhouse maiden and Ffos Las novices' eight days ago (easily); can't be ruled out on handicap debut with better ground to suit.

12/1

1st

2

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:42 Ffos Las

Rath Gaul Boy

11st 11lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Point and bumper winner; had several excuses when pulled up on his second hurdle run and he made no mistake when landing the odds in impressive style at Fairyhouse (2m, heavy) last month; sets a good standard under a penalty and he's a strong contender for Willie Mullins.

4/9

25/1

Form: 241594 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Won a Listed handicap hurdle off 121 at Listowel in September, more recently ran creditably in County Hurdle and when fourth to Effernock Fizz at Fairyhouse; hard to see him playing a major role though.
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1st

6

(7)

31st May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

20:00 Down Royal

Samui

9st 9lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Gordon Elliott

Bumper winner landed valuable handicap hurdle at Listowel last year and is rated 126 in that sphere; has to be respected on Flat debut.

7/2

10th

21

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Samui

10st 10lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a Listed handicap hurdle off 121 at Listowel in September, more recently ran creditably in County Hurdle and when fourth to Effernock Fizz at Fairyhouse; hard to see him playing a major role though.

25/1

10th

21

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Samui

10st 10lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a Listed handicap hurdle off 121 at Listowel in September, more recently ran creditably in County Hurdle and when fourth to Effernock Fizz at Fairyhouse; hard to see him playing a major role though.

25/1

Form: 115 D

Last run: 125 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Very useful on the flat whose recent Irish Lincoln second reads well; had won both initial starts over hurdles earlier this season before well held in Grade 1 novice at Leopardstown over Christmas; unexposed entering handicap ranks here so has to be respected.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11th

16

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Smooth Tom

10st 13lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

Very useful on the flat whose recent Irish Lincoln second reads well; had won both initial starts over hurdles earlier this season before well held in Grade 1 novice at Leopardstown over Christmas; unexposed entering handicap ranks here so has to be respected.

14/1

11th

16

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Smooth Tom

10st 13lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

Very useful on the flat whose recent Irish Lincoln second reads well; had won both initial starts over hurdles earlier this season before well held in Grade 1 novice at Leopardstown over Christmas; unexposed entering handicap ranks here so has to be respected.

14/1

2nd

6

(12)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Smooth Tom

8st 13lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

dwelt start

16/1

Form: 1-325

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Unexposed 5yo whose best maiden run came when second over C&D in January (soft); none too fluent and didn't travel on more testing ground at Naas early this month, will appreciate this better ground on handicap debut.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

24

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Jasko Des Dames

10st 8lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Unexposed 5yo whose best maiden run came when second over C&D in January (soft); none too fluent and didn't travel on more testing ground at Naas early this month, will appreciate this better ground on handicap debut.

25/1

12th

24

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Jasko Des Dames

10st 8lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Unexposed 5yo whose best maiden run came when second over C&D in January (soft); none too fluent and didn't travel on more testing ground at Naas early this month, will appreciate this better ground on handicap debut.

25/1

5th

3

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:10 Naas

Jasko Des Dames

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Finished 2l in front of subsequent winner Mercurey when runner-up to Lisnagar Fortune on his latest start; testing ground fine for him and almost certainly more to come; interesting that he's the first-string here ahead of Gorgeous Tom who also has some useful form.

11/4

Form: 112752 D

Last run: 227 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Had a good summer in handicaps and ran to form when last seen finishing second to a stablemate in Navan conditions event in September; likes a decent surface so predicted rain a concern but interestingly Jack Kennedy's choice.
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5th

8

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

Set Point

10st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Had a good spell in handicaps in the first half of last season and ran to form when finishing second to a stablemate in Navan conditions event in September; entitled to come on considerably from his Punchestown festival run, with better ground to suit.

8/1

5th

8

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

Set Point

10st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Had a good spell in handicaps in the first half of last season and ran to form when finishing second to a stablemate in Navan conditions event in September; entitled to come on considerably from his Punchestown festival run, with better ground to suit.

8/1

13th

23

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Set Point

10st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Had a good summer in handicaps and ran to form when last seen finishing second to a stablemate in Navan conditions event in September; likes a decent surface so predicted rain a concern but interestingly Jack Kennedy's choice.

14/1

Form: U-4F40 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
Returned from chasing with decent fourth (to Lord Erskine) at Leopardstown in February but faded quite tamely in County Hurdle; cheekpieces now tried and has something to find.
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4th

4

3rd Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Listowel

So Scottish

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Emmet Mullins

midfield, headway and went fourth after 2 out, kept on, not reach leaders

9/2

2nd

5

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

So Scottish

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Emmet Mullins

Returned from chasing with decent fourth (to Lord Erskine) at Leopardstown in February; faded quite tamely in County Hurdle; dropped out quickly after two out in valuable Punchestown festival handicap, leaving him with questions to answer.

8/1

2nd

5

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

So Scottish

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Emmet Mullins

Returned from chasing with decent fourth (to Lord Erskine) at Leopardstown in February; faded quite tamely in County Hurdle; dropped out quickly after two out in valuable Punchestown festival handicap, leaving him with questions to answer.

8/1

Form: 21151 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Bumper/maiden hurdle winner for Peter Fahey and off the mark on first attempt (after five months' break) for current yard in 2m Naas novice hurdle early this month, travelling well and winning going away; interesting now switched to handicap and yard couldn't be in better form.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3

27th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 131y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Toto Too

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield

17/2

3

27th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 131y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Toto Too

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield

17/2

15th

14

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Toto Too

11st 2lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Bumper/maiden hurdle winner for Peter Fahey and off the mark on first attempt (after five months' break) for current yard in 2m Naas novice hurdle early this month, travelling well and winning going away; interesting now switched to handicap and yard couldn't be in better form.

10/1

Form: 9-6093 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Won a big pot at Leopardstown a couple of years ago and had been chasing until recently, too keen and none too fluent on latest in Cork conditions hurdle; bit to prove now.
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16th

5

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Call Me Lyreen

11st 6lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a big pot at Leopardstown a couple of years ago and had been chasing until recently, too keen and none too fluent on latest in Cork conditions hurdle; bit to prove now.

25/1

16th

5

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Call Me Lyreen

11st 6lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a big pot at Leopardstown a couple of years ago and had been chasing until recently, too keen and none too fluent on latest in Cork conditions hurdle; bit to prove now.

25/1

3rd

2

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Cork

Call Me Lyreen

11st 2lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't always jump with fluency, took keen hold, disputed lead early, raced in second from 1st, led before 2nd

5/2

Form: 349310 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Splendidly tough and durable front-runner who took her record to 10-96 when rallying tenaciously to beat Conyers Hill in valuable 2m Fairyhouse handicap last month; not at that level in Scottish Champion Hurdle (Ayr) 10 days ago but can never be ruled out.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

9

(10)

24th Jun 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

20:20 Ballinrobe

Effernock Fizz

9st 4lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Cian Collins

One of the most durable mares in training; winner of ten of her 100 starts; most recent success in a Listed handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse in April; better known for jumping feats but not lightly dismissed.

10/1

4th

5

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 100y

14:25 Listowel

Effernock Fizz

10st 9lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Cian Collins

One of the busiest/gamest horses in training as she showed when landing a Listed handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse over Easter; not at her best since then but dangerous to underestimate her, especially if getting her way in front; has her 100th run today.

12/1

Form: P0-310 D

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Generally progressive type with 5-10 strike-rate under rules, most recently 2m Kempton handicap hurdle in January; jumping let him down in a better-class Ascot handicap following month however and has had a break since.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

18th

6

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Rare Edition

11st 6lb

J: J J O’Neill

T: Charlie Longsdon

Generally progressive type with 5-10 strike-rate under rules, most recently 2m Kempton handicap hurdle in January; jumping let him down in a better-class Ascot handicap following month however and has had a break since.

14/1

18th

6

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Rare Edition

11st 6lb

J: J J O’Neill

T: Charlie Longsdon

Generally progressive type with 5-10 strike-rate under rules, most recently 2m Kempton handicap hurdle in January; jumping let him down in a better-class Ascot handicap following month however and has had a break since.

14/1

11th

2

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Rare Edition

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Charlie Longsdon

Upwardly mobile type with 5-9 strike-rate under rules; built on reappearance run when winning six-runner race at Kempton (2m, good to soft) five weeks ago; probably at least as effective over this distance; open to further improvement but he'll need it off 3lb higher and in a much stronger race.

11/2

Form: 231106 D

Last run: 149 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Progressive in the first half of the season, winning three handicaps going up two stone in the process; progress stalled at Cheltenham and Fairyhouse and back from a break here; won't want much rain.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(6)

24th Jun 2024

Yielding

1m 5f 0y

20:20 Ballinrobe

Royal Eagle

9st 7lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Four-time hurdle winner, rated 131; generally dependable but probably too high in the weights over hurdles since Tipperary win last autumn; sparingly raced on the Flat in recent seasons; good chance with a valuable 7lb claimed.

9/2

4th

7

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:10 Killarney

Royal Eagle

11st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in fourth behind clear leaders

5/1

4th

7

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:10 Killarney

Royal Eagle

11st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in fourth behind clear leaders, went modest third 3 out, weakened approaching last

5/1

14/1

Form: 0-51P0 C

Last run: 221 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Midfield in this race last year (on comeback) but later recorded wins at Listowel and Roscommon (flat); let down by jumping in very valuable handicaps at Galway and Listowel and absent since so may need this.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

20th

11

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Glan

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

Midfield in this race last year (on comeback) but later recorded wins at Listowel and Roscommon (flat); let down by jumping in very valuable handicaps at Galway and Listowel and absent since so may need this.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 324B02 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Last year's winner (off 130) hasn't won again since, often facing stiff tasks; seasonal-best however 10 days ago when second in Scottish Champion Hurdle (handicap) at Ayr, having to be switched when coming late; better ground no problem; Townend prefers Daddy Long Legs.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Bialystok

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Last year's winner (off 130) hasn't won again since, often facing stiff tasks; seasonal-best however 10 days ago when second in Scottish Champion Hurdle (handicap) at Ayr, having to be switched when coming late; better ground no problem; Townend prefers Daddy Long Legs.

10/1

2

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Bialystok

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Last year's winner (off 130) hasn't won again since, often facing stiff tasks; seasonal-best however 10 days ago when second in Scottish Champion Hurdle (handicap) at Ayr, having to be switched when coming late; better ground no problem; Townend prefers Daddy Long Legs.

10/1

2nd

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Ayr

Bialystok

11st 3lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Won a competitive 2m handicap at Punchestown this time last year, but hasn't built on that and beat only one other finisher (Petit Tonnerre) in the County at Cheltenham last month; enough to prove off an unchanged mark.

8/1

Form: /37-43 D

Last run: 246 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Durable dual-purpose performer with Willie Mullins whose last win came in Fairyhouse handicap chase two years ago; hasn't run since September and probably best watched.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

5

(1)

5th Jun 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

19:00 Curragh

Mt Leinster

9st 5lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

slowly away, soon recovered in rear

25/1

13th

1

(16)

26th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Mt Leinster

10st 6lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

slowly into stride, took keen hold, in rear

20/1

13th

1

(16)

26th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Mt Leinster

10st 6lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Struggled back on the Flat last time and seems on a stiff enough mark at this point of his career.

20/1

Form: 6/21-7 CD

Last run: 121 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
C&D maiden winner in 2022 also won Sligo conditions hurdle same year; back from 401-day absence when plenty fresh and none too fluent here on New Year's Eve; better for that but still others preferred.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

17

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Supreme Jet

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

C&D maiden winner in 2022 also won Sligo conditions hurdle same year; back from 401-day absence when plenty fresh and none too fluent here on New Year's Eve; better for that but still others preferred.

25/1

17

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Supreme Jet

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

C&D maiden winner in 2022 also won Sligo conditions hurdle same year; back from 401-day absence when plenty fresh and none too fluent here on New Year's Eve; better for that but still others preferred.

25/1

7th

1

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 15y

14:45 Punchestown

Supreme Jet

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Oliver McKiernan

Back on the scoresheet when winning 2m2f Sligo conditions hurdle in October 2022, well held on Dundalk AW following month and has been absent since.

12/1

Form: 11P-1P D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Reappeared after long absence (wind surgery) to record career-best when running away with 2m Doncaster handicap last month but reportedly unsuited by tacky ground at Aintree and pulled up; cheekpieces now fitted.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

19

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Densworth

10st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Reappeared after long absence (wind surgery) to record career-best when running away with 2m Doncaster handicap last month but reportedly unsuited by tacky ground at Aintree and pulled up; cheekpieces now fitted.

12/1

19

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Densworth

10st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Reappeared after long absence (wind surgery) to record career-best when running away with 2m Doncaster handicap last month but reportedly unsuited by tacky ground at Aintree and pulled up; cheekpieces now fitted.

12/1

7

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Densworth

11st 9lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Early reminder and soon pulled up in this race last year but wide-margin winner of both starts at about 2m either side of that, the latest at Doncaster (heavy) after wind surgery; up 10lb in a better race but has to be respected with conditions no issue.

10/1

Form: 126 D

Last run: 126 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Immediate impact hurdling at Killarney last summer and just denied at Down Royal in November; well held in Grade 2 3yo hurdle over Christmas and has had time off since; inexperience a concern on handicap debut.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

14

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 51y

19:15 Kilbeggan

Cossack Chach

10st 13lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Useful juvenile hurdler and is rated 127 at that game; cheekpieces worn when collared late at Ballinrobe are left off over this longer trip; interesting to see if this Flat-bred takes to fences.

16/1

2nd

1

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Cossack Chach

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Ran once on Flat before winning on hurdling at Killarney last summer and went close at Down Royal in November; well held in Grade 2 juvenile hurdle at Leopardstown in December; pulled up in a Punchestown festival handicap; cheekpieces added to tongue-tie worn before.

7/2

2nd

1

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Cossack Chach

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Ran once on Flat before winning on hurdling at Killarney last summer and went close at Down Royal in November; well held in Grade 2 juvenile hurdle at Leopardstown in December; pulled up in a Punchestown festival handicap; cheekpieces added to tongue-tie worn before.

7/2

Non-runners

Minx Tiara, Only By Night, By Your Side

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Straight Forecast €35.18
Tricast €502.93

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Jasko Des Dames

SPOTLIGHT:

Toto Too

TOPSPEED:

Rare Edition

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Densworth

POSTDATA:

Bialystok