13:45 Punchestown Mon 13 January 2020

Abandoned
  • Ladbrokes Football 'Acca-Boosty' Maiden Hurdle
  • 2m 4f,
  • 19 Runners
  • Winner€7,800.002nd€2,600.003rd€1,300.004th€650.005th€390.006th€260.00
  • Surface: Turf
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611-12OR: BF
15/2

Useful 94-rated dual Flat winner made a taking hurdling debut when finishing second of 10 beaten 3¾L at Killarney over 2m4f following a 628-day break. Well held back in May on final start for trainer Joseph O'Brien.

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2
611-12OR:
100/1

Stowaway gelding. Half-brother to useful hurdler/smart chaser Ballybolley. Detached three out when pulled up on hurdling debut at Limerick on St Stephens day.

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3
711-12OR:
50/1

Sent of at big prices in a number of starts since November before running accordingly on each occasion. Hard to fancy against a number of these rivals.

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4
611-12OR:
25/1

Beaten 76L on hurdling debut at Down Royal before falling at the third in a maiden contest here in November. Overall record casts doubt on his ability to get competitive at this level.

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5
611-12OR:
100/1

Beaten over 100L in a Tramore bumper and a Limerick maiden on hurdling debut, both starts coming last month. Out of sorts recently and impossible to make a case for.

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6
611-12OR:
100/1

Sent off at odds of 100/1 on both hurdling starts so far following his debut in a Listowel maiden hurdle in September. Hard to place any faith in.

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7
611-12OR: BF
7/4

Improving sort who has been knocking on the door in a number of starts over hurdles since November. Still in contention when falling two out in a Fairyhouse contest on yielding ground earlier this month. Leading contender.

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8
711-12OR:
14/1

Closely related to Bacardys, a top-class performer for this yard. No fluent on debut before tailing off before pulling up two out at Fairyhouse when last seen in November. Chance if rectifying her hurdling problems.

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9
611-12OR:
12/1

Cost connections £100,000. Weakened over 3f to finish 10th of 17 beaten 29L on racecourse debut in a 2m2f bumper at this track when last seen in May. Worth a market check on hurdling debut for respected connections.

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10
611-12OR:
15/2

Milan gelding opened account at third time of asking in points earlier in the spring. Needs close market monitoring on hurdling debut.

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11
611-12OR:
8/1

Winner of two of his six career starts on the Flat in France. Not fluent on debut in a 2m maiden hurdle at this venue when last seen in November. Can be expected to improve.

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12
511-9OR:
16/1

90-rated handicapper on the Flat for trainer John Ryan. More needed from a disappointing couple of starts over hurdles last month.

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13
511-9OR:
33/1

Gelding by Westerner out of a Presenting mare. Possibly best watched on racecourse debut in this contest representing Co Meath trainer who has just one winner over hurdles from 36 starters this term.

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511-9OR:
100/1

Well held in a couple of point-to-point starts last spring before finishing wide of the mark in a Down Royal maiden hurdle last month. Possibly best watched unless market vibes suggest otherwise.

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511-9OR:
10/1

Coastal Path half-brother to French bumper/chase winner Ebrasca de Thaix. Sixth of 12 beaten 15L in a Leopardstown 2m bumper on St Stephens day. Worth a check in the market for trainer among the winners here on Sunday.

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511-9OR: 119
4/1

Running with plenty of credit in four career starts so far including three runs over hurdles. Solid and consistent sort who should go well again.

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17
511-9OR:
100/1

Gelding by Mountain High out of a Beneficial mare. Little encouragement in a number of maiden hurdle starts since September. Not in the form required to play a part.

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18
100/1

Well beaten in a couple of starts since his debut at Naas over 2m3f last month in a soft ground maiden hurdle. Plenty to prove at present.

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19
511-9OR:
20/1

Presenting gelding a brother to bumper/2m7f hurdle winner Bally Conor. Sixth of 24 beaten 27L on hurdling debut in a Naas 2m3f contest in December. On balance probably has plenty to find in this contest.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Dallas Des Pictons611-126/5
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy

Betting

Forecast

Column Of Fire (7/4), Friary Rock (4/1), Groody Rover (15/2), Abyssinian (15/2), Rebellito (8/1), For Talks Sake (10/1), Gold Des Bois (12/1), Dionysis (14/1), Aircraft Carrier (16/1), Presenting Cody (20/1), Bois De Clamart (25/1), Bard Of Eirn (33/1), Berkerys Enigma (50/1), Cala Di Volpe (100/1), Chesterville (100/1), Castlegrange (100/1), Banner Rebel (100/1), Johnny Little Legs (100/1), High As Akite (100/1)

Verdict

The Gordon Elliott-trained COLUMN OF FIRE was still in contention when falling two out in a Fairyhouse contest on yielding ground earlier this month and can get off the mark at the sixth time of asking. The six-year-old had previously running well in defeat in a number of starts since November and can get the better of the former Joseph O'Brien-trained Abyssinian. The Willie Mullins-trained Rebellito is likely to improve from his debut run at this venue in November while Friary Rock can run a creditable race and is clearly better than his last run suggests.
  1. Column Of Fire
  2. Abyssinian
  3. Rebellito
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