Blue Square Bet Handicap Hurdle (80-109) 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, 16 runners)
  • Winner €7,590 2nd €1,760 3rd €770 4th €440
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 27.10s
  • Off time: 13:30:58
Full result
Result 13:30 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Happy New Year 13/2
2nd 2 Alasty 14/1
3rd 6 Lookoutnow 4 5/1
4th 12 Bobsthewizard 12 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 112014
WHITE, black chevron, black armlet, quartered cap Lady Olwyn (IRE) 21
  • T:J C McConnell
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 112014
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 t J C McConnell B J Geraghty 107 8/1
2 37F-664
ROYAL BLUE, emerald green sleeves, blue & white striped cap Alasty (IRE) 35
  • T:K P Egan
  • J:B M Cash
  • Form: 37F-664
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 K P Egan B M Cash 106 14/1
3 7614-21
ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 21
  • T:T Donohue
  • J:Mr R Deegan
  • Form: 7614-21
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
9 163 11-9 t T Donohue Mr R Deegan (7) 106 9/4f
4 5-47409
YELLOW, black spots, black star on cap Paco Jack (IRE) 14
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 5-47409
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 t P J Rothwell P Townend 105 20/1
6 D6-8631
Royal blue, dark blue sash, dark blue stars on sleeves, royal blue cap, dark blue stars Lookoutnow (IRE) 25
  • T:E Doyle
  • J:M P Butler
  • Form: D6-8631
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 E Doyle M P Butler (5) 101 5/1
7 741285
Emerald green, yellow cross of lorraine, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Underdefloorboards (IRE) 15
  • T:G Webb
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 741285
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0b
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 b G Webb Andrew J McNamara 97 16/1
8 02-7403
ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, striped cap Volkis O'blue (FR) 15
  • T:A Slattery
  • J:M J Ferris
  • Form: 02-7403
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0b
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 b A Slattery M J Ferris 97 14/1
9 94P170
YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Cherryantor (IRE) 41
  • T:I Madden
  • J:H D Dunne
  • Form: 94P170
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 I Madden H D Dunne (7) 95 25/1
10 002211
Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Happy New Year (IRE) 11
  • T:O McKiernan
  • J:S J Crimin
  • Form: 002211
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 95 13/2
11 18402/0
ROYAL BLUE, orange cap Tulachsarain (IRE) 36
  • T:J Woods
  • J:M J Bolger
  • Form: 18402/0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11t1
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 t1 J Woods M J Bolger (3) 94 20/1
12 60/079-4
ORANGE, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap Bobsthewizard (IRE) 9
  • T:F Flood
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 60/079-4
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
10 149 10-9 F Flood A E Lynch 92 7/1
13 303332
MAROON, grey diamonds & sleeves, maroon cap Whatdreamsrmadeof (IRE) 15
  • T:T Foley
  • J:R Loughran
  • Form: 303332
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-9b
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
7 149 10-9 b T Foley R Loughran 92 7/1
14 007
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Corbally (IRE) 22
  • T:J Motherway
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 007
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
4 148 10-8 J Motherway M P Walsh 95 16/1
15 96001-6
LIGHT BLUE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow star on cap Afram Blue 191
  • T:Miss M McGuinness
  • J:I J McCarthy
  • Form: 96001-6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 Miss M McGuinness I J McCarthy (3) 90 20/1
16 040-080
Royal blue, dark green disc, dark green armlet, royal blue cap War (IRE) 24
  • T:J Nash
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 040-080
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-4t
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
6 144 10-4 t J Nash D J Casey 87 20/1
17 77PU47
White, red star, purple sleeves, yellow diabolo, white cap, red star Timaras Princess (IRE) 48
  • T:C O'Dwyer
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 77PU47
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-1
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
6 141 10-1 C O'Dwyer A P Crowe 84 25/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 22/20-63
Fire Belt (IRE) 18
  • Nag Me
  • T:B Nolan
  • J:B R Dalton
  • Form: 22/20-63
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5t1
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
7 115 t1 B Nolan B R Dalton 102 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Kyle's Turn (IRE)
  • T:Mrs John B Ross
  • J:E J O'connell
9 11-6 Mrs John B Ross E J O'connell 16/1
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In depth

Verdict

Course regular FOLLOWMEUPTOCARLOW can supplement a recent C&D success on heavy ground despite an 8lb higher mark. His ability to stay the trip and handle testing conditions could prove paramount and this likable sort can fend off the attentions of hat-trick seeking Happy New Year. The latter has been kept very busy of late having found a rich vein of form and looks sure to go well despite his revised mark but is not handicapped to reverse placings with the selection on their running earlier this term. It's interesting to see Lookoutnow revert to hurdles after four chase outings this season as connections seek to exploit a 16lb lower rating over timber. A solid run is anticipated, with Lady Olwyn and Whatdreamsrmadeof also expected to feature in a competitive handicap.

Formwatch

Fire Belt (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Mid-division early, progress to track leaders 4th, 3rd 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 3rd of 15, 6l behind High Desert (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.

Happy New Year (IRE) 13-8fav (11-6) Tracked leader in 2nd, led 8th, pushed along entering straight, kept on under pressure run-in, held on, won at Limerick 2m 5f am hcp hdle 80-95 hvy in Nov beating Sherika (10-12) by nk, 14 ran.

Alasty (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Waited with, closer in 8th before straight, 5th 3 out, no impression in 4th and kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 15, 14l behind Masked Phantom (11-10) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.

Lookoutnow (IRE) 8-13fav (11-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, led from 5th, strongly pressed 2 out and joined briefly last, kept on best under pressure run-in, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs sft in Nov beating Vapiano (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.

Bobsthewizard (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) In touch early, lost place before halfway, 8th and progress after 3 out, moderate 6th 2 out, kept on, 4th of 15, 8l behind Rating Queen (10-12) at Thurles 2m 2f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.

Paco Jack (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Prominent, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no impression, 9th of 19, 21l behind Misca Musca (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.

Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 4-1fav (10-10) Mid-division, headway in 7th 3 out, 4th 2 out, travelled well to lead before last, ridden and kept on well from last, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov beating Happy New Year (9-6) by 4 1/2l, 13 ran.

Tulachsarain (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 4 out, no extra and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 15th of 20, 50l behind Latin Connection (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Nov.

Cherryantor (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Towards rear, kept on same pace from after 3 out, 10th of 16, 32l behind Coole Avenue (11-2) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens30 sft in Oct.

Volkis O'blue (FR) 14-1 (10-7) Rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden in 6th 3 out, no impression in 5th after 2 out, kept on same pace run-in to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 12l behind Happy New Year (9-3) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Nov.

Corbally (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, some headway into 6th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 7th of 11, well behind Minsk (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Nov.

Afram Blue 14-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, ridden into moderate 9th 2 out, kept on one pace from before last, 6th of 20, 9l behind Blue Vic (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun.

Lady Olwyn (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 8th 3 out, left 4th 2 out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 17l behind Followmeuptocarlow (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.

Underdefloorboards (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Prominent and tracked leader in 2nd, disputed briefly 8th, ridden and dropped to 3rd 2 out, no impression when mistake last, no extra, 5th of 10, 17l behind Happy New Year (9-3) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Nov.

Timaras Princess (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) 7th of 11, 44l behind Vic Chic (11-0) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Oct.