13:15 Punchestown Mon 13 January 2020
- Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boosts Handicap Hurdle (80-109)
- 18 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Managed to win a modest maiden when with his former yard back in 2017 but it's been lean picking since. Well held and no impression at Leopardstown last month and easy to oppose again.
Off the mark at the 13th time of asking when landing a Down Royal handicap hurdle over 2m1f on St Stephens Day off a 10lb lower mark. Possible tough ask from revised mark.
Without a win in four starts over hurdles. Lightly raced in 2019 and failed to best an opponent home in a couple of Flat starts in October/November against eight and 13 opponents.
Five-race maiden who has been a long way off a career best effort at Ballinrobe in May in a number of dismal efforts since. First time cheekpieces unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.
Popular veteran winner of three of his 18 starts over timber. May need a few to falter in this contest.
Mixed bag of efforts since seasonal debut in October. First time blinkers unlikely to bring about the required amount of progression needed to land a blow here.
Busy on the point-to-point circuit since returning from a 12 month absence in October before finishing sixth of 15 beaten 45L over hurdles at Down Royal on St Stephens day behind Magic Sea.
Three-race maiden. Not disgraced in a number of starts since October but ultimately has made no impression on any of the main protagonists at Clonmel and Naas last month.
Won three times over timber back in 2015/16 but missed a chunk of time after and showed very little when returned to the track in 2017/18 season. 11th of 15 beaten 32L on return from yet another absence at Naas earlier this month.
Progressive effort when second of 11 beaten ¾L in a Punchestown 2m contest on handicap debut last month before finishing sixth of 16 beaten 5L at Fairyhouse when last seen in November. Worth a check in the market.
Not much to shout about in three dismal efforts since her debut in November. Profile suggests the daughter of Soldier Hollow is worth taking on again.
Initial form of his first three starts for current connections do not warrant support in this contest following heavy defeats at Listowel and more recently at Punchestown.
Will have disappointed leading connections in his last couple of starts over hurdles since November. No surprise to see an improvement in form in this contest.
Sent off at big prices in each of her four starts over hurdles before running accordingly on each occasion. Plenty more needed in this contest.
Yet to hit the frame in five starts over hurdles and has shown little in the way of ability in three starts since September. Still looking no nearer to breakthrough success.
Six-race maiden yet to hit the frame in any of his career efforts so far. Not seen since a 32L reversal at Kilbeggan in August 2018 and best watched on return here.
Slight hint of improvement on her ninth career start at this venue last month. More needed in this contest but could be worth a check in the market as post time approaches.
Well held beaten 89L when finishing 16th of 17 at Down Royal on St Stephens Day before finishing 18th of 20 at Punchestown, Monday. May find this a tough assignment.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan|
Magic Sea (5/2), Dawson's Cottage (5/1), Saol Iontach (7/1), Nobel Joshua (15/2), Ontheiflist (10/1), Shes Gold (16/1), Doyen Dancer (16/1), De Benno (16/1), Chief Of Police (16/1), Fair Minded (20/1), Sean Says (20/1), Ice Cool (25/1), Early Voice (25/1), Breezy Bell (25/1), Backintheboom (25/1), Benefit North (25/1), Bold Emperor (25/1), Shabra's Bertolini (33/1)
- Dawson's Cottage
- Nobel Joshua
- Magic Sea
Next Race Off
David Ord bagged a Tuesday winner and Matt Brocklebank heads to Kempton for the Daily Nap on Wednesday with Amy Murphy tipped to send out a winner on the Flat.
David Clough makes Ginger Fox his best Wednesday bet and has a tip for every race at every meeting in the UK.
Matt Brocklebank is keen to get a couple of horses on side for Cheltenham before they potentially enhance their credentials this weekend.