16:25 Punchestown Wed 20 February 2019

  • Coral Bet 5 Get 20 In Free Bets Handicap Hurdle (80-95)
  • 2m 4f 50y, Good to Yielding
  • 17 Runners
  • Winner€6,468.002nd€2,006.003rd€956.004th€431.005th€168.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:5m 8.9sOff time:16:25:23
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1
611-12OR: 95
11/2

Ran well here over 3m last time but shouldn't be inconvenienced by the drop in trip. Still open to improvement but does need to find a little extra.

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2
611-10OR: 93
25/1

failed to complete any of his starts in point-to-points and has been well held over hurdles too. Others look to hold much stronger credentials at this stage.

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3
511-10OR: 95
25/1

Not achieved much in three starts over hurdles so far and difficult to envisage the gelding pulling something out of the fire just now. (Starting price of 100/1 looked about right last time.)

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5
1011-6OR: 89
9/1

On a winning mark and ought to handle the predicted ground conditions. The trip might just extend him to the maximum though.

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6
711-4OR: 87
13/2

Solid effort last time out and decent claims if able to post a repeat performance. Unexposed at the trip and worth considering from 4lb below his only previous winning mark.

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7
611-4OR: 87
6/1

Not made much impression in any of her three previous starts (sent off at an SP of 100/1 on each occasion) and needs to take a big step forward now the mare tries handicapping for the first time. Others more convincing.

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8
1011-3OR: 86
33/1

Won four time on the Flat and was rated 75 at his best. Hurdles form has been poor though and it's a lot to a expect for him to be improving at his age.

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9
511-2OR: 87
33/1

Form in maidens has been very modest at best. Very difficult to recommend.

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10
711-1OR: 84
25/1

A fairly useful stayer on the AW on the Flat but has never been a factor when tried over hurdles (eight times) before now. Another who makes very limited appeal.

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11
511-1OR: 86BF
8/1

Was still in contention when she fell last time out but had previous been holding her own in similar races. Suited by the hustle and bustle of a large field can go close if on song and her jumping holds up this time.

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12
1311-0OR: 83D
22/1

In the twilight of his career and not troubled the judge for quite some time now. Better effort latest but not certain to be in the same frame of mind. (Lightly raced for one of his age though.)

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13
910-13OR: 82
14/1

0-13 over hurdles and her form has been mixed since she returned from a very long time on the sidelines. Could only find the one pace in a similar contest last time and very possible that she needs further these days.

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14
610-13OR: 82
25/1

Will be starting in a handicap for only the third time but the first-time cheekpieces do need to drag a fair bit of improvement from the mare. Others more convincing.

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15
710-11OR: 80
25/1

Been struggling in very modest company and hard to recommend despite him dropping in the ratings.

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16
610-11OR: 80
14/1

Form last year was poor and showed very little on his this month's return from a short break> Difficult to see him being good enough even at this lowly level.

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17
610-11OR: 80
14/1

Place claims on the pick of his efforts over this sort of trip. Needs to better the levels of performance from his last two outings though.

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18
710-11OR: 80BF
11/2

Solid effort at Thurles on his penultimate start (had Scotch Quay just in behind) resulted in him being well supported last time. Wasn't beaten far and feasible he could redeem himself from such a low weight. Worth considering.

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Non-Runners

4
Fu's Island13
911-7OR: 90
T: P MeanyJ: S G McDermott
19
Time And Times6
711-9OR: 92
T: D McNamaraJ: Reserve 1

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Spancil Hill811-311/4
T: M J McDonaghJ: L Quinlan

Betting

Forecast

Tungsten Kid (11/2), Star Of Oscar (11/2), Mollyella (6/1), Ask David (13/2), Longtimesincejaspr (8/1), Liclash (9/1), Time And Times (12/1), Railway Muice (14/1), Scotch Quay (14/1), Madaboy Cross (14/1), Tyrone Tiger (22/1), Fern Owl (25/1), Our Big Red (25/1), Shantou Warrior (25/1), Kinnagoe Boy (25/1), The Full Office (25/1), Pino Boy (33/1), Manomine (33/1), Fu's Island (33/1)

Verdict

Solid reliable form is thin on the ground so only a tentative nomination goes the way of TUNGSTEN KID, who was well supported last time out and doen't have too much to find in this company to put the record straight. Fu's Island can go well now his fitness has been topped up, while Longtimesincejaspr goes well in these large field handicaps and is another to bear in mind. Scotch Quay has form to reverse with the selection but can also be thereabouts if he gets the break in running.
  1. Tungsten Kid
  2. Fu's Island
  3. Longtimesincejaspr

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