14:05 Punchestown (IRE) 16 Oct 2018

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Winner €9,548 - 15 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m

Good (Good to Firm in places)

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Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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1
31U
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Elysian Plains 10 

b g Elusive Pimpernel - Joyful Spirit (Invincible Spirit)

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

Thrice-raced winner over hurdles. 1 win from 3 runs this season. Fairly useful winner at 10f on Flat. 7/4, unseated rider in juvenile hurdle at Gowran (16f, good to firm) 10 days ago.

Thrice-raced winner over hurdles. 1 win from 3 runs this season. Fairly useful winner at 10f on Flat. 7/4, unseated rider in juvenile hurdle at Gowran (16f, good to firm) 10 days ago.

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2
iT
Black, red disc, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap (Mrs Margaret Hannigan)

Ashqar (17F) 

b g Redoute's Choice - Askeria (Sadler's Wells)

3 10-8 (ow2)
-
3 10-8 (ow2)
-

Fair maiden on the Flat, making GB/IRE jumps debut. 25/1, seventh of 16 in handicap at Navan (8f, good) 17 days ago.

Fair maiden on the Flat, making GB/IRE jumps debut. 25/1, seventh of 16 in handicap at Navan (8f, good) 17 days ago.

3
5
iT
Light blue, red star & sleeves, white cap, red star (Mark McDonagh)

Dalluna (FR)  12 

b g Linda's Lad - Luna Sand (Footstepsinthesand)

3 10-8
-
3 10-8
-

Fifth of 9 in bumper (8/1) at Huntingdon (13.7f, good to firm) on NH debut 12 days ago. Makes hurdles debut.

Fifth of 9 in bumper (8/1) at Huntingdon (13.7f, good to firm) on NH debut 12 days ago. Makes hurdles debut.

4
iT
Emerald green, yellow hoop, striped cap (Mrs Monica Aherne)

Endearing'son (FR)  (32F) 

ch g Mastercraftsman - Endearing (Selkirk)

3 10-8
-
3 10-8
-

Fair maiden on the Flat, making GB/IRE jumps debut. 20/1, ninth of 15 in maiden at Listowel (12f, soft) 32 days ago.

Fair maiden on the Flat, making GB/IRE jumps debut. 20/1, ninth of 15 in maiden at Listowel (12f, soft) 32 days ago.

5
F
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Dark blue, emerald green star, emerald green stars on sleeves, emerald green star on cap (Emerald Stars Racing Club)

Far Reach (FR)  46 

bay g High Chaparral - Pink Anemone (Dansili)

3 10-8 t
-
3 10-8 t
-

Tongue strap on, hampered and fell in juvenile hurdle at Down Royal (16f, good to firm) on NH debut 46 days ago (won by Smiling Eliza). This will reveal more.

Tongue strap on, hampered and fell in juvenile hurdle at Down Royal (16f, good to firm) on NH debut 46 days ago (won by Smiling Eliza). This will reveal more.

6
8
iT
Black, yellow & black striped cap (Hilary Walsh)

Kingdom Story 37 

b g Declaration Of War - Tobiano (Mt Livermore)

3 10-8
-
3 10-8
-

Last of 8 in juvenile hurdle at Listowel (16f, good, 33/1) on NH debut 37 days ago.

Last of 8 in juvenile hurdle at Listowel (16f, good, 33/1) on NH debut 37 days ago.

7
3
iT
White & emerald green chevrons, white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, white star (Ms Rosha Lyttle)

Let It Go Papa 10 

b g Frozen Power - Lopezana (Generous)

3 10-8 t
-
3 10-8 t
-

Modest maiden on the Flat. Tongue strap on, third of 10 in juvenile hurdle at Gowran (16f, good to firm, 50/1) on NH debut 10 days ago.

Modest maiden on the Flat. Tongue strap on, third of 10 in juvenile hurdle at Gowran (16f, good to firm, 50/1) on NH debut 10 days ago.

8
iT
Black & pink hoops, black sleeves & cap (Ms H Brassil)

Mooborak (90F) 

ch g Virtual - Rain In The Course (Royal Applause)

3 10-8
-
3 10-8
-

Making GB/IRE jumps debut. 16/1, ninth of 10 in handicap at Killarney (11.2f, good) 90 days ago.

Making GB/IRE jumps debut. 16/1, ninth of 10 in handicap at Killarney (11.2f, good) 90 days ago.

9
4
iT
Red & grey quartered, striped sleeves, purple cap (Mrs Helen Mullins)

Our Legend 10 

b g Finsceal Fior - Thrift (Green Desert)

3 10-8
-
3 10-8
-

Fair maiden on the Flat. Promising type. Hooded for 1st time, fourth of 10 in juvenile hurdle (14/1) at Gowran (16f, good to firm) on NH debut 10 days ago, not knocked about. May well do better.

Fair maiden on the Flat. Promising type. Hooded for 1st time, fourth of 10 in juvenile hurdle (14/1) at Gowran (16f, good to firm) on NH debut 10 days ago, not knocked about. May well do better.

10
iT
White, emerald green stars, emerald green sleeves, white stars, white cap, emerald green stars (Alan Cullen)

Uncle Noble (USA)  (255F) 

b g Shanghai Bobby - Renards Lapin

3 10-8
-
3 10-8
-

Making GB/IRE jumps debut. Last of 16 in maiden at Meydan (8f, 80/1). Off 8 months. First run for yard after leaving S. Seemar.

Making GB/IRE jumps debut. Last of 16 in maiden at Meydan (8f, 80/1). Off 8 months. First run for yard after leaving S. Seemar.

11
2212
iT
Emerald green, white star, black sleeves, white armlet, black cap, white stars (Gordon Elliott Racing Club)

Smiling Eliza 19 

b f Rock Of Gibraltar - Gift Dancer (Imperial Dancer)

3 10-7
120
3 10-7
120

Winner over hurdles at Down Royal in August. 9/4, good second of 10 in handicap hurdle at Perth (16.2f, good) 19 days ago. Sets a good standard.

Winner over hurdles at Down Royal in August. 9/4, good second of 10 in handicap hurdle at Perth (16.2f, good) 19 days ago. Sets a good standard.

12
iT
Mauve, dark blue star, dark blue sleeves, mauve seams, dark blue cap, mauve star (Mrs Orla Barrett)

Bint Chattleya (FR)  (114F) 

bay f Masterstroke - Chattleya (Desert King)

3 10-1
-
3 10-1
-

Fair maiden on the Flat, making GB/IRE jumps debut. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, sixth of 13 in maiden at Erbray (10.9f, good). First run for yard after leaving E. J. O'Neill.

Fair maiden on the Flat, making GB/IRE jumps debut. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, sixth of 13 in maiden at Erbray (10.9f, good). First run for yard after leaving E. J. O'Neill.

13
iT
Red, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, red cap (Mrs K Browne)

Dawn Hoofer (51F) 

b f Dawn Approach - Super Hoofer (Shamardal)

3 10-1 h1
-
3 10-1 h1
-

Seventh of 8 in handicap (7/2) at the Curragh (12f, good to soft) 51 days ago, folding. First run for yard after leaving J. S. Bolger. Hooded for first time.

Seventh of 8 in handicap (7/2) at the Curragh (12f, good to soft) 51 days ago, folding. First run for yard after leaving J. S. Bolger. Hooded for first time.

14
iT
Orange, emerald green chevrons on sleeves, white cap, orange stars (Alan Cullen)

Loosen Up (GB)  (13F) 

b f Poet's Voice - Limber Up (Dansili)

3 10-1 t1
-
3 10-1 t1
-

Making GB/IRE jumps debut. 40/1, fourteenth of 17 in maiden at Cork (8.4f, good) on debut 13 days ago. Tongue strap on for 1st time.

Making GB/IRE jumps debut. 40/1, fourteenth of 17 in maiden at Cork (8.4f, good) on debut 13 days ago. Tongue strap on for 1st time.

15
9
iT
Royal blue, red star & stars on sleeves, hooped cap (Mrs N Fahy)

Nancy D'alton 10 

b f Roderic O'connor - Ribald (Alhaarth)

3 10-1
-
3 10-1
-

Poor maiden on the Flat. Once-raced maiden. 25/1, ninth of 10 in juvenile hurdle at Gowran (16f, good to firm) on NH debut 10 days ago, folding.

Poor maiden on the Flat. Once-raced maiden. 25/1, ninth of 10 in juvenile hurdle at Gowran (16f, good to firm) on NH debut 10 days ago, folding.

16
7
iT
Red, black seams, diabolo on sleeves, black diamond on cap (R P Behan & N W T Dalzell)

Rince Deireanach 10 

b f Teofilo - National Swagger (Giant's Causeway)

3 10-1
-
3 10-1
-

Fair Flat winner. Fair winner at 8f on Flat. Seventh of 10 in juvenile hurdle at Gowran (16f, good to firm, 18/1) on NH debut 10 days ago.

Fair Flat winner. Fair winner at 8f on Flat. Seventh of 10 in juvenile hurdle at Gowran (16f, good to firm, 18/1) on NH debut 10 days ago.

Verdict

This race looks set to be dominated by Gordon Elliott because he is represented by ELYSIAN PLAINS and Smiling Eliza. The former can make amends for unseating his rider last time out and he gets the nod having beaten his stablemate two starts ago. Since then, Smiling Eliza has won at Down Royal and placed in handicap company, which suggests that she is the most likely beneficiary if the selection were to fail to complete once again. Let It Go Papa put in a promising display on his hurdles debut and looks the pick of the remainder.

Verdict

Gordon Elliott holds a strong hand with previous winners SMILING ELIZA and Elysian Plains, with preference for the filly give there's more substance to her form. Dawn Hoofer was useful on the level so must be a threat if translating a portion of that ability to obstacles.

14:35 Punchestown (IRE) 16 Oct 2018

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Winner €12,320 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m

Good (Good to Firm in places)

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Age / Wt / OR
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050317
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Don't Touch It 10 

b g Scorpion - Shandora (Supreme Leader)

8 11-7 p
140
8 11-7 p
140

Useful chaser. C&D winner. Well-beaten last of 7 to Woodland Opera in PWC Champion Chase at Gowran (20f, good to firm, 12/1) 10 days ago. Record patchy.

Useful chaser. C&D winner. Well-beaten last of 7 to Woodland Opera in PWC Champion Chase at Gowran (20f, good to firm, 12/1) 10 days ago. Record patchy.

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13/2927-
iT
Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap (Mrs A F Mee & David Mee)

Hidden Cyclone 363 

b g Stowaway - Hurricane Debbie (Shahanndeh)

13 11-5 p
138
13 11-5 p
138

Won this in 2016. Not seen since disappointing in follow-up attempt 12 months ago. Now 13 but obvious chance if returning in anything like top form.

Won this in 2016. Not seen since disappointing in follow-up attempt 12 months ago. Now 13 but obvious chance if returning in anything like top form.

3
P-63322
iT
Red & emerald green hoops, yellow sleeves, red & black hooped cap (Early to Late Syndicate)

Eight Till Late 11 

ch g Desert King - Princess Lek (Bob Back)

10 11-2 p
126
10 11-2 p
126

Useful chaser. Eleven runs since last win in 2017. 9/1, very good second of 12 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (20f, good) 11 days ago. In good form and could surprise.

Useful chaser. Eleven runs since last win in 2017. 9/1, very good second of 12 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (20f, good) 11 days ago. In good form and could surprise.

4
32513-3
iT
Pink, maroon star, striped cap (Mrs Caren Walsh & John F Doyle)

Stooshie 9 

b g Fracas - Misty Native (Be My Native)

5 11-2
128
5 11-2
128

Useful hurdler. Off 9 months, good third of 11 in handicap hurdle (7/1) at Tipperary (16f, good) 9 days ago. Big shout.

Useful hurdler. Off 9 months, good third of 11 in handicap hurdle (7/1) at Tipperary (16f, good) 9 days ago. Big shout.

Verdict

DON'T TOUCH IT failed to fire in a Grade 2 chase last time but his previous victory at Listowel, also over fences, gives him a big shout in a race of this nature. The veteran Hidden Cyclone returns after a year off the track and he will be a threat to the selection if he still retains his ability. Both Eight Till Late and Stooshie have claims, with the latter the pick of that pair.

Verdict

STOOSHIE should be cherry-ripe after her good return at Tipperary and gets the vote over the veteran Hidden Cyclone, who won this in 2016 but hasn't been seen since flopping when attempting to follow up 12 months ago.

15:10 Punchestown (IRE) 16 Oct 2018

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Winner €8,316 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

2m 4f

Good (Good to Firm in places)

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07P-P
iT
Royal blue, emerald green stars, royal blue sleeves, emerald green stars on cap (L Behan)

Dark Du Tabert Aa (FR)  18 

b g Baboo Du Camp - Garvina (Djarvis)

5 11-12
-
5 11-12
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 66/1, pulled up in novice hurdle at Downpatrick (21.5f, good) 18 days ago, tailed off when pulled up 2 out. Hard to make a case for.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 66/1, pulled up in novice hurdle at Downpatrick (21.5f, good) 18 days ago, tailed off when pulled up 2 out. Hard to make a case for.

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2-02955
iT
White, emerald green diamond, emerald green chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap (Michael Dixon)

Licklighter 15 

b g Brian Boru - Daranado (Un Desperado)

7 11-12
111
7 11-12
111

Fair hurdler. Remains a maiden after 8 hurdle runs. 14/1, creditable fifth of 17 in novice hurdle at Roscommon (20f, good) 15 days ago. Expected to be thereabouts.

Fair hurdler. Remains a maiden after 8 hurdle runs. 14/1, creditable fifth of 17 in novice hurdle at Roscommon (20f, good) 15 days ago. Expected to be thereabouts.

3
PP-
iT
Purple, white triple diamond, light blue sleeves, purple diamonds, purple cap, white star (Ms Anita Acheson)

Loveinalamborghini 211 

br g Winged Love - Eastender (Opening Verse)

5 11-12
100
5 11-12
100

Thrice-raced maiden. Eighth of 18 in novice hurdle (50/1) at Down Royal (16f, good) 144 days ago. Back up in trip.

Thrice-raced maiden. Eighth of 18 in novice hurdle (50/1) at Down Royal (16f, good) 144 days ago. Back up in trip.

4
6/44-244
iT
White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars (Derek Kierans)

Rare Conor 8 

b g Rakti - Dark Mimosa (Bahri)

7 11-12
114
7 11-12
114

Fair hurdler. 9/1, creditable fourth of 17 in novice hurdle at Tipperary (16f, good) 8 days ago. Worth a try at this 2½m trip.

Fair hurdler. 9/1, creditable fourth of 17 in novice hurdle at Tipperary (16f, good) 8 days ago. Worth a try at this 2½m trip.

5
61-938
iT
White & emerald green hoops, yellow & white halved sleeves, yellow cap (K Haughey & Laura Haughey)

Serious Ego (GER)  15 

b g Sholokhov - Sunshine Story (Desert Story)

5 11-12
-
5 11-12
-

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. 9/1, eighth of 17 in novice hurdle at Roscommon (20f, good) 15 days ago.

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. 9/1, eighth of 17 in novice hurdle at Roscommon (20f, good) 15 days ago.

6
7
iT
Purple, yellow sleeves, striped cap (Patrick F Kehoe & Mrs P Crampton & D L Doyle)

Party Playboy (GER)  11 

che g Samum - La Parabol (Trempolino)

4 11-7
-
4 11-7
-

Fair maiden on the Flat. Once-raced maiden. 25/1, seventh of 11 in novice hurdle at Gowran (16f, good) on NH debut 11 days ago. Up in trip. Likely type for handicaps.

Fair maiden on the Flat. Once-raced maiden. 25/1, seventh of 11 in novice hurdle at Gowran (16f, good) on NH debut 11 days ago. Up in trip. Likely type for handicaps.

7
U494
iT
Pink, grey chevron & sleeves, pink cap (J A O'Dwyer)

Alpine Scent 12 

ch m Presenting - Alpine Glade (Oscar)

5 11-5 t
-
5 11-5 t
-

Twice-raced maiden. 25/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, fourth of 8 in novice hurdle at Clonmel (20f, good) 12 days ago.

Twice-raced maiden. 25/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, fourth of 8 in novice hurdle at Clonmel (20f, good) 12 days ago.

8
07
iT
Yellow, black triple diamond, black sleeves & cap (Brendan Cawley)

Allora Yeats 15 

b f Yeats - Strike An Ark (Shernazar)

4 11-0 t
-
4 11-0 t
-

Fair maiden on the Flat. Twice-raced maiden. First run since leaving Sabrina J. Harty when seventh of 13 in novice hurdle at Roscommon (16f, good, 50/1) 15 days ago. Up in trip.

Fair maiden on the Flat. Twice-raced maiden. First run since leaving Sabrina J. Harty when seventh of 13 in novice hurdle at Roscommon (16f, good, 50/1) 15 days ago. Up in trip.

9
1
iT
Emerald green & red halved, emerald green sleeves & cap (Barnane Stud)

My Sister Sarah 70 

ch f Martaline - Reste Ren Or (Goldneyev)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Fairly useful winner at 16f in bumpers. 6/5, won 18-runner bumper at Roscommon (16.4f, good) on NH debut 70 days ago, impressively. Lead player on hurdling debut.

Fairly useful winner at 16f in bumpers. 6/5, won 18-runner bumper at Roscommon (16.4f, good) on NH debut 70 days ago, impressively. Lead player on hurdling debut.

Verdict

MY SISTER SARAH was an impressive nine-length winner of a bumper at Roscommon back in August and based on that evidence, she is hard to oppose this afternoon. Rare Conor is the pick of those with previous hurdles experience and he should be hard to keep out of the frame, while Licklighter can also be expected to go well.

Verdict

MY SISTER SARAH looked another fine prospect for her leading yard when readily landing an 18-runner bumper at Roscommon in August and, having been found what looks a fine opportunity now hurdling, she is fancied to make a bold bid under Ruby Walsh. Rare Conor is preferred to Licklighter for the forecast spot.

15:40 Punchestown (IRE) 16 Oct 2018

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Winner €7,084 - 16 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m 4f

Good (Good to Firm in places)

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55-4166
iT
Light blue, dark blue braces, striped sleeves & cap (One Eight Seven Four Syndicate)

Theatre Run 25 

b m King's Theatre - One Run (King's Ride)

7 11-12 t
102
7 11-12 t
102

Latest win in hurdle at Cork in August. Sixth of 9 in handicap hurdle (8/1) at Ballinrobe (20.2f, soft) 25 days ago. Others more persuasive.

Latest win in hurdle at Cork in August. Sixth of 9 in handicap hurdle (8/1) at Ballinrobe (20.2f, soft) 25 days ago. Others more persuasive.

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865-157
iT
Dark blue & light blue quartered, diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap (Owen Curtin)

Officers Mess 92 

b g Beat Hollow - Settler (Darshaan)

5 11-10
100
5 11-10
100

1 win from 3 runs this season. Bit below form seventh of 13 in handicap hurdle (7/1) at Killarney (20.4f, good) 92 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

1 win from 3 runs this season. Bit below form seventh of 13 in handicap hurdle (7/1) at Killarney (20.4f, good) 92 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

3
P-01166
iT
Red, black sleeves, striped cap (Just An Excuse Syndicate)

Rain In Spain 4 

b m Jeremy - Moonchild (Acatenango)

6 11-9
99
6 11-9
99

2 wins from 5 runs this season. Creditable sixth of 10 in handicap hurdle at Downpatrick (18.8f, soft, 5/1) 4 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

2 wins from 5 runs this season. Creditable sixth of 10 in handicap hurdle at Downpatrick (18.8f, soft, 5/1) 4 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

4
726820
iT
Royal blue, emerald green cross of lorraine, emerald green seams on sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green star (Santana Syndicate)

Youngnedofthehill 23 

bay g King's Theatre - Wavy Kris (Persian Bold)

10 11-9 t h
99
10 11-9 t h
99

One win from 22 NH runs. Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Twenty fourth of 27 in handicap hurdle (12/1) at Navan (22f, good) 23 days ago. Others preferred.

One win from 22 NH runs. Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Twenty fourth of 27 in handicap hurdle (12/1) at Navan (22f, good) 23 days ago. Others preferred.

5
34-0507
iT
Emerald green, white star, red cap (John M Burke)

Lady Maram 31 

b m Stowaway - Nighthawk's Law

5 11-6
96
5 11-6
96

Very good seventh of 18 in handicap hurdle at Listowel (20f, soft, 20/1) 31 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

Very good seventh of 18 in handicap hurdle at Listowel (20f, soft, 20/1) 31 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

6
832333
iT
Maroon, maroon & beige hooped sleeves, black & beige striped cap (Paul McEvoy)

Messie 23 

b g Indian Danehill - Lady Georgette (Fasliyev)

8 11-5 t1 h
95
8 11-5 t1 h
95

Found a little more improvement when third of 27 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22f, good) 23 days ago. Still fairly treated and booking of Russell a plus. Tongue strap on first time.

Found a little more improvement when third of 27 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22f, good) 23 days ago. Still fairly treated and booking of Russell a plus. Tongue strap on first time.

7
5P0-158
iT
Black, pink seams, black cap (Mrs Heidi Gibney)

Tara Mia 56 

b m Court Cave - Kahyasi Princess (Kahyasi)

5 11-5 t
95
5 11-5 t
95

1 win from 3 runs this season. Winner in hurdle at Downpatrick in July. Eighth of 11 in handicap hurdle at Sligo (20.8f, good, 8/1) 56 days ago. Makes limited appeal.

1 win from 3 runs this season. Winner in hurdle at Downpatrick in July. Eighth of 11 in handicap hurdle at Sligo (20.8f, good, 8/1) 56 days ago. Makes limited appeal.

8
83-40P1
iT
Yellow & white diabolo, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap (Ms T Hayes)

Dundeedy Lad (FR)  12 

b g Kapgarde - Saint Patricia (Assert)

5 11-2 p
92
5 11-2 p
92

Posted career best, in first-time cheekpieces, when winning 13-runner handicap hurdle (11/1) at Clonmel (20f, good) 12 days ago. 7 lb higher now but looks sure to go well again.

Posted career best, in first-time cheekpieces, when winning 13-runner handicap hurdle (11/1) at Clonmel (20f, good) 12 days ago. 7 lb higher now but looks sure to go well again.

9
3-84641
iT
Black, red spots, black cap, white spots (Miss Rita Shah)

Authorative 18 

b g Refuse To Bend - Reasonably Devout (St Jovite)

8 11-1 t p
91
8 11-1 t p
91

Ended long losing run in 15-runner handicap hurdle at Downpatrick (18.8f, good) 18 days ago, always holding on. 7 lb higher now but respected nonetheless.

Ended long losing run in 15-runner handicap hurdle at Downpatrick (18.8f, good) 18 days ago, always holding on. 7 lb higher now but respected nonetheless.

10
409P10/
iT
Emerald green, black seams, striped sleeves, black star on cap (T J McDonald)

Secrets Safe 639 

b g Arcano - Keritana (One Cool Cat)

6 11-0
90
6 11-0
90

Winner in hurdle at Limerick in December 2016. 20/1, fourteenth of 25 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (24f, soft). Off 21 months.

Winner in hurdle at Limerick in December 2016. 20/1, fourteenth of 25 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (24f, soft). Off 21 months.

11
670R20
iT
Black, yellow spots, yellow sleeves, black cap (J P Dempsey)

Kilkeaskin Molly 23 

bay f Mountain High - Nicola's Girl (High Roller)

4 10-13 p
94
4 10-13 p
94

Unreliable sort. 12/1, twenty first of 27 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22f, good) 23 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

Unreliable sort. 12/1, twenty first of 27 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22f, good) 23 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

12
6-04280
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Emerald green, red sleeves, red & white striped cap (Mrs M Keating)

Bective Cave 3 

b g Court Cave - Beasty Maxx (Keen)

10 10-12 t p
88
10 10-12 t p
88

Thirteen runs since last win in 2017. Twelfth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, good, 11/1) 3 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Thirteen runs since last win in 2017. Twelfth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (20f, good, 11/1) 3 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Needs a couple of these to falter.

13
370900
iT
Red, purple stars, white sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, white star (Can't Stand Syndicate)

Krujers Girl 23 

b m Definite Article - Lady Rene (Leading Counsel)

6 10-12
88
6 10-12
88

40/1, sixteenth of 24 in novice hurdle at Navan (16f, good) 23 days ago. Up in trip. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Uphill task.

40/1, sixteenth of 24 in novice hurdle at Navan (16f, good) 23 days ago. Up in trip. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Uphill task.

14
709235/
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Purple, red disc, red spots on sleeves, quartered cap (Tanvally Racing Club)

Boris Boru 675 

b g Brian Boru - Gaye Roberta (Bob Back)

7 10-7 h
83
7 10-7 h
83

5/1, creditable fifth of 22 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22f, good to soft). Off 22 months.

5/1, creditable fifth of 22 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22f, good to soft). Off 22 months.

15
1521/0-5
iT
Pink, chocolate hooped slvs, pink cap (Mrs Desmond McDonogh)

Realta Rathcabhain 38 

b g Goldmark - Castle Mews (Persian Mews)

14 10-6
82
14 10-6
82

C&D winner. Fifth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Wexford (20f, good to soft, 16/1) 38 days ago. Looks on a stiff mark.

C&D winner. Fifth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Wexford (20f, good to soft, 16/1) 38 days ago. Looks on a stiff mark.

16
U-009B
iT
Emerald green, royal blue sash, sleeves & cap (Mrs Gabrielle Larkin)

Carrigaloe 26 

b g September Storm - Fresh Partner (Yashgan)

4 10-5 p1
86
4 10-5 p1
86

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Brought down in handicap hurdle (50/1) at Clonmel (16.5f, good to soft) 26 days ago won by Rain In Spain. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Something to find on form.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Brought down in handicap hurdle (50/1) at Clonmel (16.5f, good to soft) 26 days ago won by Rain In Spain. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Something to find on form.

Verdict

AUTHORATIVE returned to winning ways at Downpatrick late last month and that form has already been boosted with the fourth winning since. Based on that evidence, a 7lb rise in the ratings may not be enough to stop Anthony McCann's charge from taking this contest as well. Dundeedy Lad is another recent winner to note, while Youngnedofthehill and Messie also make the shortlist.

Verdict

DUNDEEDY LAD upped his game when taking a Clonmel handicap earlier this month and still looks on a workable mark. He is fancied to follow up here. Messie has been in fine heart of late and rates the principal danger, whilst Downpatrick scorer Authorative also enters calculations.

16:10 Punchestown (IRE) 16 Oct 2018

Coral Proud Sponsors Of Irish Racing Beginners Chase (4YO plus)

Winner €8,932 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m 40y

Good (Good to Firm in places)

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
416090-
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Duca De Thaix (FR)  175 

b g Voix Du Nord - Nouca De Thaix (Subotica)

5 11-12 t
-
5 11-12 t
-

Useful hurdler. Little impact in competitive handicaps last 3 starts but respected on chasing debut.

Useful hurdler. Little impact in competitive handicaps last 3 starts but respected on chasing debut.

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168-715
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Emerald green, white sash, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow star (Mrs Thomas J Walsh)

Kildorrery 23 

b g Arakan - Killeen Castle (Indian Danehill)

5 11-12 h
-
5 11-12 h
-

Fairly useful hurdler. 1 win from 3 runs this season. 9/1, good fifth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Navan (16f, good) 23 days ago, running on. Not discounted on chase debut.

Fairly useful hurdler. 1 win from 3 runs this season. 9/1, good fifth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Navan (16f, good) 23 days ago, running on. Not discounted on chase debut.

3
230400
iT
White & red hoops, striped sleeves, hooped cap (Laurence V Halley)

Mr Picotee 9 

bay g Heron Island - Dolly Lewis (Sir Harry Lewis)

9 11-12 t p
118
9 11-12 t p
118

Fairly useful hurdler. Well below form on last 2 starts and fair bit to prove on return to chasing.

Fairly useful hurdler. Well below form on last 2 starts and fair bit to prove on return to chasing.

4
29/9-P02
iT
Black, purple seams, black sleeves, striped cap (J A Nash)

My Manekineko (GB)  37 (25F) 

b g Authorized - Echo River (Irish River)

9 11-12
-
9 11-12
-

Useful hurdler, though lightly raced, and little impact in sphere since 2016/17. Others preferred on chasing debut.

Useful hurdler, though lightly raced, and little impact in sphere since 2016/17. Others preferred on chasing debut.

5
2/61210-
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

Trainwreck 254 

b g Stowaway - Trail Storm (Supreme Leader)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Winning pointer and useful hurdler. Not disgraced in Grade 1 Deloitte Novices' Hurdle at Leopardstown in February and should make a nice chaser.

Winning pointer and useful hurdler. Not disgraced in Grade 1 Deloitte Novices' Hurdle at Leopardstown in February and should make a nice chaser.

6
4/31120-
iT
Dark blue & red halved, dark blue sleeves, white cap (Burnham Plastering & Dry Lining Limited)

Us And Them 217 

b g Stowaway - Manorville (Flemensfirth)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Useful hurdler. 28/1, below form tailed-off twelfth of 19 to Summerville Boy in Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham (16.4f, soft). Off 7 months. Should have a future over fences.

Useful hurdler. 28/1, below form tailed-off twelfth of 19 to Summerville Boy in Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham (16.4f, soft). Off 7 months. Should have a future over fences.

Verdict

Useful hurdler DUCA DE THAIX got the better of Us And Them in a Grade 3 contest last Christmas and Gordon Elliott's five-year-old is backed to confirm that form here as he starts life over fences. Us And Them was half-a-length ahead of Trainwreck in a novice contest over timber at this venue last season and Joseph O'Brien's gelding could be capable of extending that advantage in the fight for minor money, while My Manekineko might also get involved.

Verdict

TRAINWRECK won twice over hurdles last season, showing a useful level of form, and he rates a nice chasing prospect. Us And Them and Duca de Thaix are feared most.

16:45 Punchestown (IRE) 16 Oct 2018

'Build Your Bet' On Football With Coral Handicap Chase (4YO plus)

Winner €9,856 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 6f 140y

Good (Good to Firm in places)

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Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
477561
iT
Beige, brown star & sleeves, beige cap, brown star (Liam J Clancy)

Cecil Corbett (GB)  10 

b g Bollin Eric - Cadoutene (Cadoudal)

11 11-12
125
11 11-12
125

Course winner. Career best when winning 10-runner handicap chase (20/1) at Gowran (25f, good to firm) 10 days ago by head from Carole Rose, all out.

Course winner. Career best when winning 10-runner handicap chase (20/1) at Gowran (25f, good to firm) 10 days ago by head from Carole Rose, all out.

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6-42231
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Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Dont Kick Nor Bite 15 

b m Beneficial - Tudor Glyn (Flemensfirth)

7 11-10
123
7 11-10
123

Career best when winning 12-runner handicap chase at Roscommon (21f, good, 7/2) 15 days ago, forging clear.

Career best when winning 12-runner handicap chase at Roscommon (21f, good, 7/2) 15 days ago, forging clear.

3
4-03F23
iT
Black, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, black cap, white diamonds (James Daniel Dullea)

Tikkanen Express 19 

g g Tikkanen - Another Sparkle (Bustino)

7 11-9
122
7 11-9
122

8/1, respectable third of 8 in handicap chase at Sligo (17.4f, good) 19 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Has work to do.

8/1, respectable third of 8 in handicap chase at Sligo (17.4f, good) 19 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Has work to do.

4
U-44174
iT
Red, black spots, halved sleeves, white cap (No Rush Man Syndicate)

Jack Slade 15 

ch g Stowaway - Sharps Express (Presenting)

8 11-2 t
115
8 11-2 t
115

Latest win in chase at Downpatrick in August. 14/1, good 12¾ lengths fourth of 12 to Dont Kick Nor Bite in handicap chase at Roscommon (21f, good) 15 days ago.

Latest win in chase at Downpatrick in August. 14/1, good 12¾ lengths fourth of 12 to Dont Kick Nor Bite in handicap chase at Roscommon (21f, good) 15 days ago.

5
0-7104F
iT
White, red cross of lorraine, diabolo on sleeves, white cap (P Hickman & G Johns)

Venezia 23 

g g Galileo - St Roch (Danehill)

7 11-2 t
115
7 11-2 t
115

Latest win in chase at Clonmel in June. Fairly useful winner at 13f on flat. 7/1, fell in handicap chase at Navan (20f, good) 23 days ago. Others have achieved more.

Latest win in chase at Clonmel in June. Fairly useful winner at 13f on flat. 7/1, fell in handicap chase at Navan (20f, good) 23 days ago. Others have achieved more.

6
123022
iT
Royal blue, white stars, red & white striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars (Mrs S Rowley-Williams & John Lenihan)

Fintara 8 

b m Kayf Tara - Fine Fortune (Bob Back)

6 11-0 t p
113
6 11-0 t p
113

Latest win in chase at Wexford in May. 7/1, good second of 7 in novice chase at Tipperary (20f, good) 8 days ago. Shortlist material.

Latest win in chase at Wexford in May. 7/1, good second of 7 in novice chase at Tipperary (20f, good) 8 days ago. Shortlist material.

7
FP-8262
iT
Lilac, violet & primrose qtd cap (Liam Casey)

Carole Rose 10 

ch m Mahler - Going For Home (Presenting)

8 10-13
112
8 10-13
112

22/1, good head second of 10 to Cecil Corbett in handicap chase at Gowran (25f, good to firm) 10 days ago, running on.

22/1, good head second of 10 to Cecil Corbett in handicap chase at Gowran (25f, good to firm) 10 days ago, running on.

8
63352-1
iT
Dark blue, emerald green spots, white cap (Mrs Rhona McNamara)

Take The Cash 169 

b g Cloudings - Taking My Time (High Roller)

9 10-8 p
107
9 10-8 p
107

1 win from 1 run this season. 9/2, didn't need to improve to win 11-runner handicap chase at Kilbeggan (19.9f, soft) 169 days ago, holding on gamely. Cheekpieces back on.

1 win from 1 run this season. 9/2, didn't need to improve to win 11-runner handicap chase at Kilbeggan (19.9f, soft) 169 days ago, holding on gamely. Cheekpieces back on.

9
F56U27
iT
Pink, red cross of lorraine, pink cap (W Treacy)

Sam King 10 

b g Golden Tornado - Bellamy Kwai (Rakaposhi King)

9 10-1 t
100
9 10-1 t
100

One win from 26 NH runs. Seventeen runs since last win in 2016. 36¼ lengths seventh of 10 to Cecil Corbett in handicap chase at Gowran (25f, good to firm, 6/1) 10 days ago. Not taken lightly.

One win from 26 NH runs. Seventeen runs since last win in 2016. 36¼ lengths seventh of 10 to Cecil Corbett in handicap chase at Gowran (25f, good to firm, 6/1) 10 days ago. Not taken lightly.

Verdict

DONT KICK NOR BITE romped to victory over 2m5f at Roscommon earlier this month and, despite being hit with a 9lb rise by the assessor, the way she was not stopping at the finish then suggests she could easily take it in her stride here as she steps back up in trip. Gordon Elliott's veteran Cecil Corbett got his head in front last time and is respected, while Take The Cash was a winner when last seen and is interesting following a summer break. Frame hitters Tikkanen Express and Fintara are others to note.

Verdict

FINTARA showed improved form when second in a novice at Tipperary last week and looks a big player back in a handicap. Dont Kick Nor Bite won in good style at Roscommon 2 weeks ago and is feared most ahead of Take The Cash.

17:15 Punchestown (IRE) 16 Oct 2018

Black Hills Mares Flat Race (4YO to 7YO)

Winner €6,160 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

2m

Good (Good to Firm in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
iT
Emerald green & yellow check, halved sleeves, yellow cap (Maria Laverty)

Grove Hill 

b m Millenary - Knocka Beauty (Allegoric)

5 11-9
-
5 11-9
-

Millenary mare. Sister to bumper/2½m hurdle winner Just Before Dawn (won first time up). Worth a look.

Millenary mare. Sister to bumper/2½m hurdle winner Just Before Dawn (won first time up). Worth a look.

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iT
Emerald green, orange epaulettes & armlet, orange cap, white star (Ballylinch Stud)

Royal Illusion 

b m King's Theatre - Spirit Run (Luso)

6 11-9
-
6 11-9
-

King's Theatre mare. Dam, fair 2¼m hurdle winner, half-sister to fairly useful hurdler (stayed 27f) General Duroc. Trainer’s newcomers command respect.

King's Theatre mare. Dam, fair 2¼m hurdle winner, half-sister to fairly useful hurdler (stayed 27f) General Duroc. Trainer’s newcomers command respect.

3
7/2-30
iT
Yellow, large black spots, yellow cap (Mrs Mary McGrath)

Three Thirds 136 

b m Arcadio - Jerica (Bollin Eric)

5 11-9
-
5 11-9
-

Tenth of 12 in bumper at Tramore (16f, good to firm, 10/1) 136 days ago, proving too free.

Tenth of 12 in bumper at Tramore (16f, good to firm, 10/1) 136 days ago, proving too free.

4
265427
iT
Pink & light green halved, quartered cap (VIP's Only Syndicate)

Vic's Little Miss 11 

b m Arakan - Little Miss Vic (Old Vic)

5 11-9
-
5 11-9
-

Remains a maiden after 8 bumper runs. 33/1, creditable 13 lengths seventh of 12 to Yukon Lil in listed bumper at Gowran (16f, good) 11 days ago.

Remains a maiden after 8 bumper runs. 33/1, creditable 13 lengths seventh of 12 to Yukon Lil in listed bumper at Gowran (16f, good) 11 days ago.

5
73-152
iT
Royal blue, white chevron, white star on cap (Owen Hickey)

Wait For No One 29 

b m Beneficial - Pattern Queen (Alderbrook)

5 11-9
-
5 11-9
-

Point winner. Second of 8 in bumper at Galway (16.6f, soft, 4/1) 29 days ago. Looks ready for jumps over a longer trip.

Point winner. Second of 8 in bumper at Galway (16.6f, soft, 4/1) 29 days ago. Looks ready for jumps over a longer trip.

6
iT
Cerise (Mrs Patricia Hunt)

Ghurba 

b f Aqlaam - Mahaatheer (Daylami)

4 11-5 t1
-
4 11-5 t1
-

Aqlaam filly. Half-sister to French 1m winner Lahqa. Dam French 11f/1½m winner. Wears tongue strap. One to note for leading connections.

Aqlaam filly. Half-sister to French 1m winner Lahqa. Dam French 11f/1½m winner. Wears tongue strap. One to note for leading connections.

7
6223
iT
Royal blue, white cross sashes & sleeves, red cap, royal blue star (Oghill House Stud Limited)

Miss Aloud 12 

br f Azamour - Key Stage (King's Best)

4 11-5 h
-
4 11-5 h
-

Respectable third of 9 in bumper at Clonmel (16.9f, good, 3/1) 12 days ago. Doesn't seem to be progressing.

Respectable third of 9 in bumper at Clonmel (16.9f, good, 3/1) 12 days ago. Doesn't seem to be progressing.

8
0
iT
Light blue, dark blue star, dark blue stars on cap (Mrs J Lambert)

Wonderful Woman 39 

ch f Ask - Green Sea (Groom Dancer)

4 11-5
-
4 11-5
-

Last of 12 in bumper (33/1) at Kilbeggan (19.5f, good) on NH debut 39 days ago.

Last of 12 in bumper (33/1) at Kilbeggan (19.5f, good) on NH debut 39 days ago.

Verdict

Willie and Patrick Mullins are usually a good starting point in this sphere, and this could go the way of their King's Theatre mare ROYAL ILLUSION, who is out of a half-sister to a National Hunt winner. Gordon Elliott won this race in 2016 and his Miss Aloud has hit the frame on three of her four outings so far, while point winner Wait For No One knocked on the door at Galway last time and could have more to offer.

Verdict

ROYAL ILLUSION could be primed to give Willie Mullins another winning-newcomer in this sphere. Ghurba and Grove Hill also make appeal on paper first time up.