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A FESTIVAL OF A DIFFERENT COLOUR FEATURING THE CHAMPION CHASE TUESDAY 27TH APRIL 2021


WELCOME TO

Dear Friends of Punchestown, On behalf of the Kildare Hunt Club and the entire team here at Punchestown Racecourse I’m delighted to welcome you to Day 1 of the 2021 Punchestown Festival, William Hill Champion Chase Day. As we all know unfortunately this year’s renewal of the Punchestown Festival is not taking place in the format which we have all previously known, loved and enjoyed. That said it is still the Punchestown Festival albeit in a different guise. The Punchestown team is intent on embracing and adapting to the current scenario to ensure you don’t miss a moment of magic. It still is the biggest week of the year on the Irish Racing Calendar, with over €2.9 million in prizemoney, featuring 12 Grade 1 Contests, showcasing the highest calibre of equine and sporting talent on both sides of the Irish Sea, for the grand finale of the Irish jump racing season. The next five days really are something to savour and we hope that you enjoy the action from the comfort and safety of your own home as we bring the Punchestown home straight to you. In recent months, Ireland has enjoyed a phenomenal showcase of jump racing and the current strength and depth of Irish sporting talent in this sphere. The 2021 Punchestown Festival is set to be a homecoming of champions and a fitting grand finale to what has been an exceptional source of pride for Ireland and brought immense joy to so many during these challenging times. Although the season is far from over and we’re thrilled to see such an array of notable entries from the U.K. who are set to renew rivalries again on Irish soil. The U.K. involvement is such an integral part of our festival and we sincerely thank all connections for making the effort to travel to Punchestown. We really do hope you enjoy the experience and we wish you every success. The support and goodwill that we have received from our sponsors today has been nothing short of overwhelming particularly in these difficult times. Your continued involvement is very gratefully appreciated and it is certainly something which we will never forget. I also particularly want to acknowledge the owners who despite not being able to go racing in recent months, have continued to keep their horses in training. This has played a fundamental role in ensuring that the action on the track will be nothing short of spectacular for all of us to enjoy. Finally, it is often said around here that it is the people that make Punchestown and the recent times have really proved that more than ever. To say we will miss welcoming, meeting and chatting with all of our sponsors, clients, supporters and members would be a massive understatement, it simply will not be the same without you. This has made us all at Punchestown even more determined, that when we do gather to celebrate the return of the Punchestown Festival in 2022 that it will be a party not to be missed so make sure to put it in the diary! Looking forward to welcoming you back to Punchestown soon… Conor O’Neill, Punchestown CEO.


Under the I.N.H.S. Rules

THE IRISH NATIONAL HUNT FESTIVAL

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 27th(e), 28th(e), 29th(e), 30th(e) and 1st May 2021. Today Tuesday 27th April, 2021 (e) features The William Hill Champion Steeplechase of €250,000 Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland. T 045 897704 F 045 897319 CEO: Mr. Conor O’Neill E racing@punchestown.com

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Trustees: F. Heffernan Esq., N. MacDermott Esq., N. Speirs Esq. Directors: Mr D. Mongey (Chairman), Ms. L. Young, Mr. R. O’Sullivan, Mr L. Queally, Mr. J. Morris, Mr. D. Ashmore, Mr. C. O’Reilly and Mr. N. Speirs President of the Kildare Hunt Club: Mr. N. MacDermott Esq.

OFFICIALS:

Receiver of Entries: Horse Racing Ireland, Ballymany, The Curragh,

Co Kildare. Stakeholder: Horse Racing Ireland Veterinary Surgeons: Tom Austin (Yard), Mr Paul Traynor (Track) Mr Hugh Dillon (Track) Medical Officer: Dr. R. Downey Racecourse Farrier: Mr Eamon Behan

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board is responsible for the integrity of Irish Racing. In fulfiling this role, they provide Stewards and professional Officials at all racemeetings to ensure that their rules are properly observed. The following list of Stewards and Officials are officiating at today’s race meeting: Acting Stewards: Clerk of the Course: Asst. Clerk of the Course: Clerk of the Scales: Asst. Clerk of the Scales: Starter: Asst. Starter: Judge: Handicapper: Stewards Secretary: Medical Officers: Veterinary Officer: Veterinary Assistants: Security Officer:

Mr. J. Weld (Chairman), Mr. S. Barry, Mr. P. Caffrey & Mr. P. D. Matthews Mr. B. Sheridan Mr. T. V. O’Connell Mr. P. L. Malone Mr. L. Walsh Mr. P.F. Graffin Mr. D. Cullen Mr. A.L. McKeever Mr. A. Shaw Mr. P. Moloney Dr. J. Pugh & Dr. G. Fay Ms. E. Costello M.V.B. Ms. C.S. Murphy & Mr. I. Hamilton Mr. D. Buckley

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3.40pm RACE 1

Trifecta Placepot

The Have The Conversation Say Yes To Organ Donation Novice Handicap Hurdle of €20,000 Winner €11,800 Second €4,000 Third €2,000 Fourth €1,000 Fifth €600 Sixth €400 Race conditions An extended handicap hurdle for

Declared 26 Winning Post Startpoint Hurdle

four years old and upwards that have not won a hurdle race before 3rd May 2020 (123 = 11st 10lbs). Weights Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 11st 10lbs and the minimum weight shall not be less than 9st 12lbs. COLOURS / RIDER

2m 100yds

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

1

Distance 2m100y

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

Great Bear (GB) 24 

5 11-11

g Bay by Dansili - Great Heavens (Galileo)  Colours:  EM. GREEN, yellow star, yellow sleeves, em. green stars, yellow cap, emerald green star Bred by: Kincorth Investments Inc Thomas Gibney Darragh O’Keeffe 025-934 Owned by: Thomas J O’Connor MEATH R ACING POST VERDICT: Consistent maiden 9-1, went well at Fairyhouse on handicap debut off 1lb lower; chance. Probable SP: 8/1 Career record 20 runs, 2 wins, 10 places Strike-Rate 10 % Prize-money earned €34,796 Great Bear (GB) 2 flat wins €10,409.20 -- Handicap Rating 124 9/1 HR123 D.J. O’Keeffe 10.6 1/2L 1 3/4L 1 1/2L 4th to Hearts Are Trumps 11.0 FAIR 3 APR 20rn Ext hcp hdl Grade A 2m Yld 3/1 HR124 D.J. O’Keeffe 11.13 4L 5L 3rd to Genois (FR) 11.13 NAAS 28 FEB 20rn mdn hdl 1m 7f 101yds Yld/Sft 200/1 HR124 D.J. O’Keeffe 11.11 21L 9th of 13 to Appreciate It 11.12 LEP 7 FEB nov.hdl Grade 1 2m Sft/Hvy

2

One Down (Ire) 30 

g Brown by Arcadio - Gilt Ridden (Heron Island)  Colours:  MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bred by: Arctic Tack Stud & Crossogue Stud Jordan Gainford (7) 13470-3 Owned by: Gigginstown House Stud

C,T,

6 11-09

Mrs Denise Foster MEATH

R ACING POST VERDICT: Shockers last thrice but may at least appreciate this better ground; cheekpieces on. Probable SP: 33/1 Career record 9 runs, 2 wins, 6 places Strike-Rate 22 % Prize-money earned €17,503 One Down 2 N.H. wins €12,990.00 -- Handicap Rating 122 6/1 HR124 J.C. Gainford 11.1 (TS) 16L 27L 3rd to Heather Rocco 11.6 LIM 28 MAR 5rn nov.hdl 2m Hvy 33/1 HR125 J.R. Wildman 11.5 48L 12th of 18fn, 20rn to Dysart Diamond 11.6 LEP 26 DEC 20 Ext hcp hdl 2m Yld 50/1 K.M. Donoghue 11.12 55L last of 7 to Ballyadam 11.12 FAIR 29 NOV 20 nov.hdl Grade 1 2m Sft

3 Bryan Cooper

Swelltime (Ire) 11 

g Bay by Born To Sea - Society Gal (Galileo)  Colours:  GREY, red star, grey cap. Bred by: Gigginstown House Stud 17200-8 Owned by: Joseph G Murphy

5 11-07 Joseph G Murphy TIPPERARY

R ACING POST VERDICT: May at least improve from seasonal return at Ballinrobe; not hopeless at a big price. Probable SP: 25/1 Career record 15 runs, 2 wins, 5 places Strike-Rate 13 % Prize-money earned €20,682 Swelltime 1 flat win €6,468.00 1 N.H. win €7,080.00 -- Handicap Rating 120 33/1 HR121 B.J. Cooper 11.1 10L 8th of 15fn, 16rn to Zoffanien 11.2 BAL 16 APR hcp hdl 2m 1f 142yds Yld 7/1 HR60 G.F. Carroll 10.4 22L 11th of 14 to Amlad 9.12 LIM 10 OCT 20 hcp (45-65)1m 3f 70yds Hvy 16/1 HR123 D.J. Mullins 10.9 69L last of 13fn, 16rn to Politicise 10.9 LIST 21 SEP 20 Ext hcp hdl Grade B 2m Gd

4 Kevin Brouder

Light Brigade (Ire) 58 

g Bay by Leading Light - Poetics Girl (Saddlers’ Hall)  Colours:  ROYAL BLUE, large white spots, white sleeves & cap Bred by: N Flynn 34f4-11 Owned by: F McCarthy

5 11-06 R P Burns WESTMEATH

R ACING POST VERDICT: Followed up Fairyhouse maiden win with Naas handicap success, well-backed; 9lb rise fair. Probable SP: 6/1 Career record 7 runs, 2 wins, 6 places Strike-Rate 28 % Prize-money earned €18,895 Light Brigade 2 N.H. wins €15,340.00 -- Handicap Rating 119 4/1 HR110 K.J. Brouder 10.4 won 3/4L 1 3/4L from Bythesametoken 9.13 and Presenting Dylan 9.11 NAAS 28 FEB 18rn Ext hcp hdl 1m 7f 101yds Yld/Sft 2/5Fav K.J. Brouder 11.4 won 1/2L 2 3/4L from Purdey’s Gift (GB) 11.12 and Lariat (GB) 11.12 FAIR 12 JAN 16rn mdn hdl 2m Hvy 7/2 N.P. Madden 11.4 2 1/2L 1 3/4L 3 1/2L 4th to Kalkas (FR) 11.4 LIM 30 DEC 20 18rn mdn hdl 2m Hvy 6


The Have The Conversation Say Yes To Organ Donation Novice Handicap Hurdle COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

5

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

Nero Rock (Ire) 23 

6 11-05

g Bay by Shirocco - Gilt Benefit (Beneficial)  Colours:  YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Bred by: Mr Ray Martin Donal McInerney 511p-0p Owned by: Michael O’Flynn & John F O’Flynn

M F Morris TIPPERARY

R ACING POST VERDICT: Won twice last autumn (good); form tailed off and hard to fancy. Probable SP: 33/1 Career record 16 runs, 2 wins, 5 places Strike-Rate 12 % Prize-money earned €17,130 Nero Rock 2 N.H. wins €12,390.00 -- Handicap Rating 118 66/1 HR120 D.J. McInerney 11.7 p.u. in race won by Stand Off 11.2 FAIR 4 APR 22rn Ext hcp hdl 2m 4f Yld 33/1 HR121 D.J. McInerney 10.9 16L 10th of 12fn, 14rn to Jacksons Gold 11.5 NAAS 14 MAR Ext hcp hdl 2m 3f Sft 9/1 HR121 D.J. McInerney 11.1 p.u. in race won by Hannon 11.3 GOW 2 OCT 20 13rn hcp hdl 2m 4f Gd

6 Jonathan Moore

You Say Nothing (Ire) 22 

g Bay by Epaulette - Joyride (Samum)  Colours:  ROYAL BLUE, yellow sash, royal blue cap, red star Bred by: P Casey f81-1p0 Owned by: Hard To Know Syndicate

6 11-04 Gavin Cromwell MEATH

R ACING POST VERDICT: Won two on the bounce earlier this season on easy ground but well-held last twice; opposed. Probable SP: 33/1 Career record 11 runs, 2 wins, 2 places Strike-Rate 18 % Prize-money earned €14,060 You Say Nothing 2 N.H. wins €14,160.00 C -- Handicap Rating 117 40/1 HR118 K.M. Donoghue 11.5 26L 10th of 19fn, 20rn to Shanroe (GB) 11.10 FAIR 5 APR hcp hdl 2m Yld 14/1 HR118 J.M. Moore 10.13 p.u. in race won by Light Brigade 10.4 NAAS 28 FEB 18rn Ext hcp hdl 1m 7f 101yds Yld/Sft 7/2Fav HR104 Mr J. Dunne 11.10 won 15L 6 1/2L from Spare Brakes 11.12 and Likable Chancer 10.9 here 18 JAN 13rn Ext hcp hdl 2m Sft/Hvy

7

Fighting Fit (GB) 22 

g Brown by Kayf Tara - Moyliscar (Terimon)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, white cap Bred by: Mrs Caroline George Simon Torrens (3) f471-13 Owned by: John P McManus

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6 11-03

J P Dempsey KILDARE

R ACING POST VERDICT: Thurles and Punchestown wins (heavy) preceded another fine run at Fairyhouse (yielding). Probable SP: 10/1 Career record 11 runs, 2 wins, 5 places Strike-Rate 18 % Prize-money earned €13,818 Fighting Fit (GB) 2 N.H. wins €11,210.00 CD -- Handicap Rating 116 6/1 HR115 S.D. Torrens 10.11 (TS) 9L 4 1/2L 3rd to Shanroe (GB) 11.10 FAIR 5 APR 20rn hcp hdl 2m Yld 6/5Fav HR102 Miss A.B. O’Connor 11.9 (TS) won 5 1/2L hd from Silk Worm 11.5 and Damut 11.7 THU 25 FEB 14rn hcp hdl (80102)2m 103yds Hvy 9/2 HR93 L.P. Dempsey 11.12 (TS) won 7 1/2L 4L from Marino Marvel 10.6 and Coole Arcade 11.5 here 11 DEC 20 17rn hcp hdl (80-95)2m 100yds Hvy

8 J J Slevin

145432

Scholastic (Ire) 12 

4 11-00

f Bay by Zoffany - Sacrosanct (Sadler’s Wells)  Colours: LIGHT BLUE, grey braces, grey diamonds on sleeves, light blue cap, grey diamonds Bred by: Anne Marie O’ Brien & Joseph Crowley & Peter Magnier Joseph Patrick O’Brien Owned by: Annus Mirabilis Syndicate KILKENNY

R ACING POST VERDICT: May have won at Cheltenham if settling better but this is much tougher against elders. Probable SP: 14/1 Career record 26 runs, 5 wins, 14 places Strike-Rate 19 % Prize-money earned €55,637 Scholastic 4 flat wins €26,856.00 1 N.H. win €7,080.00 C -- Handicap Rating 123 Mr J. J. Slevin 11.1 3 1/2L 2nd to Her Indoors 11.6 CHELTENHAM 15 APR 9rn hcp hdl Grade C 2m 179yds Gd 18/1 HR115 D. Meyler 10.9 3L 5 1/2L 3rd to Jeff Kidder 11.2 FAIR 5 APR 7rn hdl Grade 2 2m Yld 33/1 HR84 M.P. Sheehy 9.2 1L 1 1/4L 3/4L 4th to Thunder Kiss 9.7 DUN 31 MAR 12rn hcp 1m 4f Std

9 Jody McGarvey

Hallowed Star (Ire) 45 

6 10-13

g Bay by Sea The Stars - All Hallows (Dalakhani)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN & MAUVE HALVED, slvs. reversed, quartered cap Bred by: Airlie Stud John Joseph Hanlon 3125-22 Owned by: Mrs A F Mee CARLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: Knocking on door and seems sure to appreciate this better ground; looks potentially thrown. Probable SP: 6/1 Career record 7 runs, 1 wins, 5 places Strike-Rate 14 % Prize-money earned €12,204 Hallowed Star 1 N.H. win €5,310.00 -- Handicap Rating 112 9/4Fav J.S. McGarvey 12.0 s/hd 2nd to Robinstown 12.0 NAV 13 MAR 14rn mdn hdl 2m Hvy 12/1 J.S. McGarvey 12.0 10L 2nd to Decimation 11.6 DRYL 4 FEB 18rn mdn hdl 2m 150yds Hvy 50/1 J.S. McGarvey 12.0 24L 5th of 19fn, 20rn to Wide Receiver 12.0 LEP 26 DEC 20 mdn hdl 2m Yld

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3.40pm RACE 1 COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

10 Fox Fearless (GB) 22  B Browne (3)

020126

5 10-11

CPiece,

g Bay by Camelot - Silent Music (Peintre Celebre)  Colours:  DARK BLUE, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Bred by: C E Stedman Oliver McKiernan Owned by: Keep The Faith Syndicate DUBLIN

R ACING POST VERDICT: Another good account at Fairyhouse latest but bit to find with Fighting Fit on that effort. Probable SP: 14/1 Career record 20 runs, 1 wins, 9 places Strike-Rate 5 % Prize-money earned €21,131 Fox Fearless (GB) 1 N.H. win €7,965.00 -- Handicap Rating 110 6/1 HR106 B. Browne 10.4 16L 6th of 19fn, 20rn to Shanroe (GB) 11.10 FAIR 5 APR hcp hdl 2m Yld 33/1 HR106 B. Browne 10.4 3/4L 2nd to Stand Off 11.2 FAIR 4 APR 22rn Ext hcp hdl 2m 4f Yld 28/1 HR100 B. Browne 11.5 won s/hd 3/4L from Lunastar 11.1 and Ballycaines 11.7 LEP 8 MAR 17rn hcp hdl (80-109)2m Gd/Yld

11 Top Line Tommy (Ire) 17 

5 10-10

g Bay by Morpheus - Becuille (Redback)  Colours:  BLACK, light blue star, striped sleeves, light blue star on cap Bred by: MCR Bloodstock Ltd Rachael Blackmore p-16432 Owned by: Kay Russell

E J O’Grady TIPPERARY

RACING POST VERDICT: In fine form in defeat on AW recent months and good rider booking now; 0-2 over hurdles. Probable SP: 10/1 Career record 17 runs, 1 wins, 9 places Strike-Rate 5 % Prize-money earned €16,647 Top Line Tommy 1 flat win €5,900.00 -- Handicap Rating 109 11/4Fav HR74 C.T. Keane 10.0 ns 2nd to Chateau Musar 9.9 DUN 10 APR 13rn hcp 1m 4f Std 4/1Fav HR70 C.T. Keane 9.9 s/hd hd 3rd to Storm Steps 9.9 DUN 26 MAR 13rn Ext hcp 1m 4f Std 9/2 HR70 Mr D. O’Connor 11.0 1L 1/2L 1/2L 4th to Thosedaysaregone 10.12 DUN 5 MAR 14rn hcp 2m Std

12 Clever Currency (Ire) 12  Denis O’Regan

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g Chesnut by Red Jazz - Saffey of Nowhere (Intikhab)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN & RED HOOPS, red cap Bred by: Sean Foley u8-7p21 Owned by: Force Fifteen Syndicate

4 10-09

Paul W Flynn LONGFORD

R ACING POST VERDICT: Poor on Flat; off the mark in maiden last time; did it well; on the up but very tough task. Probable SP: 14/1 Career record 9 runs, 1 wins, 2 places Strike-Rate 11 % Prize-money earned €8,180 Clever Currency 1 N.H. win €5,900.00 -- Handicap Rating 118 17/2 K.M. Donoghue 11.4 (TS) won 11L 3 3/4L from Buzz Light 11.4 and Raamez 11.4 LIM 15 APR 14rn mdn hdl 2m Yld 125/1 D.F. O’Regan 11.9 (TS) 2L 2nd to Ya Ya Baby 11.2 CK 4 APR 16rn mdn hdl 2m Gd/Yld 300/1 D.J. O’Keeffe 11.9 (TS) p.u. in race won by Palace Rock 11.9 NAV 6 MAR 19rn mdn hdl 2m Yld/Sft

13 Banjo (Ire) 60 

10 10-08

g Bay by Stowaway - Shy Sheila (Rashar)  Colours:  RED, yellow disc, black sleeves, red cap Bred by: Mrs Violet Pollard Conor McNamara (3) 77f5-09 Owned by: Cranky Corner Syndicate

Denis W Cullen KILDARE

R ACING POST VERDICT: Pretty quiet recent months over jumps or on Flat and hard to fancy here. Probable SP: 33/1 Career record 28 runs, 1 wins, 6 places Strike-Rate 3 % Prize-money earned €15,127 Banjo 1 N.H. win €5,900.00 -- Handicap Rating 107 50/1 HR63 Annalise Cullen 9.8 (CP) 5 3/4L 9th of 14 to Everyhouronthehour 10.0 DUN 26 FEB hcp (45-65)1m 4f Std 40/1 Annalise Cullen 9.2 9 1/4L 11th of 13 to Illusory 9.4 DUN 20 JAN mdn 1m 4f Std 80/1 D.F. O’Regan 12.0 35L 5th of 11fn, 13rn to Franco De Port (FR) 12.0 THU 26 NOV 20 beg.ch 2m 2f Sft

14 Cratloe (Fr) 12 

5 10-06

g Chesnut by Creachadoir - Comtesse Du Chene (Muhtathir)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN, white disc & sleeves, yellow & red striped cap Bred by: S A R L Haras De La Verrerie, M Bernard Camp & M Michael Bauduin Michael J McDonagh Cathal Landers (5) 9777-71 Owned by: Michael J McDonagh CLARE R ACING POST VERDICT: Found bit of improvement from somewhere to win at Limerick last time (Rich Belief second). Probable SP: 10/1 Career record 6 runs, 1 wins, 1 places Strike-Rate 16 % Prize-money earned €5,900 Cratloe (FR) 1 N.H. win €5,900.00 -- Handicap Rating 105 11/2 HR98 B. Browne 11.7 won 1 1/2L 2 1/4L from Rich Belief (GB) 10.11 and Kate Ill Know 11.9 LIM 15 APR 13rn hcp hdl (80-102)2m Yld 9/1 HR98 J.C. Gainford 10.13 (TS) 6 1/2L 7th of 16fn, 17rn to Fox Fearless (GB) 11.5 LEP 8 MAR hcp hdl (80-109)2m Gd/Yld 40/1 HR98 B. Hayes 11.0 11L 7th of 13fn, 14rn to Mattie’s Mountain 11.1 FAIR 12 DEC 20 hcp hdl (80-109)2m Sft/Hvy

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The Have The Conversation Say Yes To Organ Donation Novice Handicap Hurdle COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

15 Different Strokes (Ire) 12  Adam Short

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6 10-03

g Bay by Getaway - Duffys Hall (Saddlers’ Hall)  Colours:  LIGHT GREEN, yellow diamond, yellow diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Bred by: Mrs Kathleen Duff Mrs C O’Leary -645-10 Owned by: Robert Conway MEATH

R ACING POST VERDICT: Claiming hurdle winner in March; 33s, ran shocker on debut for this yard since; tongue tie. Probable SP: 50/1 Career record 2 runs, 1 wins, 1 places Strike-Rate 50 % Prize-money earned €5,900 Different Strokes 1 N.H. win €5,900.00 -- Handicap Rating 102 33/1 HR102 A.W. Short 11.2 54L last of 13 to Jody Ted 10.11 LIM 15 APR nov.hdl 2m Yld 28/1 B.J. Foley 10.9 won 25L 13L from Tiger Twenty Two (GB) 10.10 and Hill Of Hope 10.5 CLON 23 MAR 8rn hdl 2m 2f 112yds Sft (PtoP) E P O’Brien 24L 5th to Here Comes The Man BOULTA 13-DEC-20 10r6f Gelds Mdn 3m Sft/Hvy

16 Djasek (Fr) 31  Peter Carberry

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g Bay by Rip Van Winkle - Darjana (Invincible Spirit)  Colours:  YELLOW & RED QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, red diamond on cap Bred by: Mme Psse Zahra Aha Khan 00-2433 Owned by: Dewsweepers Syndicate

5 10-03 A J Martin MEATH

R ACING POST VERDICT: Still has time on his side and should like this ground; each-way chance. Probable SP: 10/1 Career record 12 runs, 1 wins, 5 places Strike-Rate 8 % Prize-money earned €10,065 Djasek (FR) 1 flat win €4,750.00 -- Handicap Rating 102 5/1 HR70 Siobhan Rutledge 9.9 (TS) 2 1/4L 1 3/4L 3rd to All Class (FR) 8.3 NAV 27 MAR 16rn hcp (45-70)1m 5f Hvy 4/1 HR100 L.A. McKenna 10.2 (TS) 5 1/2L 1 1/4L 3rd to Bigz Belief 10.4 NAV 13 MAR 13rn Ext hcp hdl 2m Hvy 6/1 HR100 L.A. McKenna 11.4 (TS) nk 1/2L 3/4L 4th to Fou Diligence 11.9 NAAS 13 FEB 15rn hcp hdl (80-109)1m 7f 120yds Yld/Sft

17 Ya Ya Baby (Ire) 23  Sean O’Keeffe

4 10-02

f Bay by Hallowed Crown - Standout (Robellino)  Colours:  LIGHT BLUE, dark blue star & sleeves, dark blue cap, light blue star Bred by: Nafferty Stud Mrs John Harrington 553-u21 Owned by: Flyers Syndicate KILDARE

R ACING POST VERDICT: Young filly 10-11, won her maiden at Cork last time; RPRs of 101 last twice so not sure. Probable SP: 12/1 Career record 14 runs, 2 wins, 7 places Strike-Rate 14 % Prize-money earned €22,074 Ya Ya Baby 1 flat win €5,900.00 1 N.H. win €7,080.00 -- Handicap Rating 111 10/11Fav S.F. O’Keeffe 11.2 won 2L 1/2L from Clever Currency 11.9 and Moon Eagle 11.2 CK 4 APR 16rn mdn hdl 2m Gd/Yld 6/1 R.M. Power 11.2 7 1/2L 2nd to Coventry 11.9 NAV 22 MAR 12rn mdn hdl 2m Yld 11/4 P.D. Kennedy 11.2 u.r. in race won by Iberia 11.9 GOW 2 MAR 16rn mdn hdl 2m Hvy

18 Breezy Bell (GER) 14 

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6 10-01

f Brown by Soldier Hollow - Breezy Hawk (Hawk Wing)  Colours:  YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Bred by: Frau I u D Meinke Edward Cawley Chris Timmons (3) 4u230-6 Owned by: Edward Cawley MEATH R ACING POST VERDICT: Mare has run some good races this season but hard enough to fancy here. Probable SP: 25/1 Career record 26 runs, 3 wins, 10 places Strike-Rate 11 % Prize-money earned €27,190 Breezy Bell (GER) 2 flat wins €7,700.00 1 N.H. win €5,310.00 -- Handicap Rating 100 10/1 HR100 C.D. Timmons 10.9 6 3/4L 6th of 15fn, 16rn to Paula’s Prayer 10.13 FAIR 13 APR hcp hdl (80-116)2m Gd/Yld 14/1 HR101 C.D. Timmons 10.6 (TS) 30L 11th of 15fn, 17rn to R’evelyn Pleasure 11.5 here 11 DEC 20 Ext hcp hdl 2m 4f Hvy 5/1 HR100 C.D. Timmons 11.2 (TS) 6L s/hd 3rd to Sullane Hill 11.6 THU 5 NOV 20 13rn hcp hdl (80-109)2m Yld/Sft

19 Cousin Harry (Ire) 23  P J O’Hanlon (7)

TStrap,

6 10-01

g Chesnut by Resplendent Cee - Red Nose Lady (Teenoso)  Colours: WHITE, royal blue cross of lorraine, white & emerald green striped sleeves, white cap, yellow star Bred by: Francis Small P J Rothwell 8-49016 Owned by: Roc Racing Syndicate WICKLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: Navan winner in March ran decent race when up in trip at Fairyhouse but beaten over 17l. Probable SP: 33/1 Career record 22 runs, 1 wins, 7 places Strike-Rate 4 % Prize-money earned €13,126 Cousin Harry 1 N.H. win €5,900.00 -- Handicap Rating 100 25/1 HR100 G.P. Brouder 9.10 (TS) 17L 6th of 17fn, 22rn to Stand Off 11.2 FAIR 4 APR Ext hcp hdl 2m 4f Yld 18/1 HR93 H. Morgan 11.0 (TS) won 2 1/4L 2 3/4L from Kasakh Noir (FR) 11.5 and Clonbury Bridge 11.5 NAV 22 MAR 17rn hcp hdl (80-102)2m Yld 66/1 Sam Ewing 9.4 (TS) 14L 10th of 14 to Palace Rock 9.9 DUN 12 FEB mdn 1m 4f Std

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3.40pm RACE 1 COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

20 Gain De Cause (Fr) 23  Luke Dempsey

99-9

5 10-00

g Bay by Fame And Glory - Salika (Califet)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, em. green cap, white star Bred by: Guy Cherel Owned by: John P McManus

A J Martin MEATH

R ACING POST VERDICT: Not a bad sort in maidens but likely to need more time. Probable SP: 20/1 Career record 3 runs Gain De Cause (FR) -- Handicap Rating 99 40/1 M.P. Walsh 12.0 26L 9th of 20fn, 21rn to El Barra (FR) 12.0 FAIR 4 APR mdn hdl 2m Yld 40/1 J.S. McGarvey 11.9 33L 9th of 19 to Echoes In Rain (FR) 11.2 NAAS 14 DEC 20 mdn hdl 2m Hvy 20/1 M.P. Walsh 11.11 34L 9th of 18 to Keskonrisk (FR) 12.0 FAIR 28 NOV 20 mdn hdl 2m Sft

21 Pottlerath (Ire) 4  Tom Kelly (7)

g Bay by Yeats - Truffle Fairy (Indian River)  Colours:  WHITE, royal blue disc & chevrons on sleeves, white cap Bred by: Nicholas Teehan 05-6060 Owned by: Nicholas Teehan

6 9-12 Louise G Lyons KILKENNY

R ACING POST VERDICT: No chance on handicap form this year; 1lb out of handicap. Probable SP: 50/1 Career record 17 runs, 5 places Prize-money earned €5,445 Pottlerath -- Handicap Rating 96 14/1 HR98 R.J. Condon 10.10 28L 10th of 13 to Toms Courage 11.0 KILB 23 APR hcp hdl (80-109)2m Gd 11/2 HR98 R.J. Condon 11.3 25L 6th of 12fn, 13rn to Sweet Sixteen (GER) 10.11 TRAM 19 APR hcp hdl (80-102)2m Yld 8/1 HR101 D.P. Holden 10.11 (CP) 90L 14th of 15fn, 16rn to Master Artist 11.8 CK 5 APR hcp hdl 2m Gd

22 Blackstair Rocco (Ire) 9  Conor Maxwell

g Chesnut by Shirocco - Captain Supreme (Captain Rio)  Colours:  BLACK, royal blue disc, royal blue & yellow quartered cap Bred by: Mrs D Cashman p2-0087 Owned by: Shane McGuckin

6 9-12 Emmet Mullins CARLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: Nothing in maidens; mark looks inexplicably high; trainer respected; 2lb out of handicap. Probable SP: 25/1 Career record 4 runs Blackstair Rocco -- Handicap Rating 95 18/1 W.J. Gleeson 11.2 45L 7th of 10fn, 13rn to En Beton (FR) 11.6 TRAM 18 APR mdn hdl 2m 4f 70yds Gd 50/1 B. Hayes 12.0 53L 8th of 18 to Salt Wind 12.0 FAIR 3 APR mdn hdl 2m 4f Yld 7/1 B. Hayes 12.0 67L 11th of 12fn, 18rn to Castle Town House 11.11 LIM 28 MAR mdn hdl 2m 3f Hvy

23 Gaelic Des Chastys (Fr) 23  Conor Orr (3)

5 9-12

g Chesnut by Tiger Groom - Jack Line (Conyers)  Colours:  DARK BLUE, orange chevron, white sleeves, dark blue cap, orange star Bred by: M Guillaume Chatelus & M Dr V Philippe Chatelus Alan Donoghue 50-u867 Owned by: Danielle Deveney KILDARE

R ACING POST VERDICT: RPRs of 92 last twice but tough task here on handicap bow; 2lb out of handicap. Probable SP: 66/1 Career record 6 runs Prize-money earned €271 Gaelic Des Chastys (FR) -- Handicap Rating 95 125/1 L.P. Dempsey 12.0 20L 7th of 20fn, 21rn to El Barra (FR) 12.0 FAIR 4 APR mdn hdl 2m Yld 25/1 L.A. McKenna 10.13 10L 6th of 15 to Five Helmets 12.0 FAIR 5 MAR mdn hdl 2m Sft 150/1 L.A. McKenna 10.13 32L 8th of 16 to Papal Lodge 12.0 here 1 MAR mdn hdl 2m 39yds Sft

24 Rich Belief (GB) 12 

g Bay by Make Believe - Realt Eile (Dark Angel)  Colours:  WHITE, green cross sashes, quartered cap Bred by: Phillistown House Ltd Mike O’Connor (7) 20-0702 Owned by: I J Keeling

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4 9-12

Karl Thornton DUBLIN

R ACING POST VERDICT: Young maiden remarkably well-backed last time when second to Cratloe; 7lb out of handicap. Probable SP: 25/1 Career record 17 runs, 1 wins, 7 places Strike-Rate 5 % Prize-money earned €15,615 Rich Belief (GB) 1 flat win €3,809.50 -- Handicap Rating 100 3/1Fav HR95 D. Meyler 10.11 (TS) 1 1/2L 2nd to Cratloe (FR) 11.7 LIM 15 APR 13rn hcp hdl (80-102)2m Yld 11/1 HR97 D. Meyler 10.11 51L 12th of 16fn, 17rn to Cousin Harry 11.0 NAV 22 MAR hcp hdl (80-102)2m Yld 28/1 D. Meyler 11.9 23L 7th of 14fn, 16rn to Iberia 11.9 GOW 2 MAR mdn hdl 2m Hvy

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The Have The Conversation Say Yes To Organ Donation Novice Handicap Hurdle COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

25 Stormy Master (Ire) 137 

CPiece,

g Bay by September Storm - Syndy Kate (Blueprint)  Colours:  MAROON, white disc & sleeves, striped cap Bred by: George Lamont Gavin Brouder (7) f55574- Owned by: Liam Hackett

7 9-12

Ray Hackett TIPPERARY

R ACING POST VERDICT: Good showing when last seen but out of his depth and the handicap (11lb) here.. Probable SP: 100/1 Career record 13 runs, 1 places Prize-money earned €1,081 Stormy Master -- Handicap Rating 86 10/1 HR86 S.D. Torrens 11.0 (CP) 7 1/2L 4L 2 1/2L 4th to Fighting Fit (GB) 11.12 here 11 DEC 20 17rn hcp hdl (80-95)2m 100yds Hvy 33/1 HR86 D.J. O’Keeffe 11.2 (CP) 19L 7th of 10fn, 11rn to Buck Rogers 11.11 LIM 1 DEC 20 nov.hdl 2m 3f Hvy 7/2Fav HR87 D.J. O’Keeffe 11.6 (CP) 27L 5th of 9fn, 16rn to Northern Emperor 10.12 LIST 25 SEP 20 hcp hdl (80-95)3m Sft RESERVE

26 X’ Girl (Ire) 88 

5 9-12

f Bay by Xtension - Gaiety Theatre (North Light)  Colours:  BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots. Bred by: J Ryan 07up-00 Owned by: Miss Rita Shah

Anthony McCann MONAGHAN

R ACING POST VERDICT: First reserve; no realistic chance; 16lb out of weights. Probable SP: 100/1 Career record 13 runs, 2 places Prize-money earned €3,468 X’ Girl -- Handicap Rating 81 250/1 C.J. Orr 11.1 (CP) 80L 15th of 19 to Brazos (USA) 12.0 NAV 29 JAN mdn hdl 2m 4f Hvy 250/1 C.J. Orr 11.4 69L 12th of 14 to Roseys Hollow 11.9 FAIR 16 JAN mdn hdl 2m 2f 110yds Hvy 250/1 J.M. Moore 10.10 p.u. in race won by Frontal Assault 11.8 THU 20 DEC 20 10rn nov.hdl 2m 7f 101yds Sft CHEEKPIECE & TONGUE STRAP ON No. 2 TONGUESTRAP ON No. 7, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 24 CPiece ON No. 10, 25 Long Handicap: Pottlerath 9-11 (137), Blackstair Rocco 9-10 (136), Gaelic Des Chastys (Fr) 9-10 (136), Rich Belief (GB) 9-5 (131), Stormy Master 9-1 (127), X’Girl 8-10 (122)

BETTING FORECAST 6 Hallowed Star, Light Brigade, 8 Great Bear, 10 Cratloe, Djasek, Fighting Fit, Top Line Tommy, 12 Ya Ya Baby, 14 Clever Currency, Fox Fearless, Scholastic, 20 Gain De Cause, 25 Blackstair Rocco, Breezy Bell, Rich Belief, Swelltime, 33 Banjo, Cousin Harry, Nero Rock, One Down, You Say Nothing, 50 Different Strokes, Pottlerath, 66 Gaelic Des Chastys, 100 Stormy Master

RACE 1 PREDICTOR The Predictor is a ‘Computer Generated’ predicted outcome of the race in visual form, generated by an algorithm of key factors (including eg current form, ratings and going.)

RACE VERDICT

HALLOWED STAR lacks experience but makes plenty of appeal here on this nice ground. Great Bear, Djasek and Light Brigade are others to consider. [Johnny Ward] Source: Racing Post

SELECTION: HALLOWED STAR Next Best: Fighting Fit

SELECTION: SCHOLASTIC

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4.15pm RACE 2

Trifecta Placepot

(Generously sponsored by eCOMM Merchant Solutions)

Distance 2m100y

The eCOMM Merchant Solutions Champion Novice Hurdle of €100,000 (Grade 1) Winner €59,000 Second €20,000 Third €10,000 Fourth €5,000 Fifth €3,000 Race conditions A novice hurdle for five years old

Winning Post Startpoint Hurdle

2m 100yds

and upwards. Weights 12st. Mares allowed 7lbs. Declared 5 COLOURS / RIDER

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

1 Paul Townend

1-1-23f

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

Blue Lord (Fr) 42 

6 12-00

g Bay by Blue Bresil - Lorette (Cachet Noir)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN, dark green sleeves, dark green cap, emerald green spots Bred by: Mme Joelle Morruzzi & Mme Raymonde Demaison W P Mullins Owned by: Simon Munir & Isaac Souede CARLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: Twice placed in Grade 1 races, was set for second when falling at the last a Cheltenham. Probable SP: 5/4 Career record 7 runs, 2 wins, 4 places Strike-Rate 28 % Prize-money earned €39,779 Blue Lord (FR) 1 flat win €3,750.00 1 N.H. win €7,080.00 C -- Handicap Rating 148 D. Jacob 11.7 fell in race won by Appreciate It 11.7 CHELTENHAM 16 MAR 8rn nov.hdl Grade 1 2m 87yds Sft 14/1 B.J. Cooper 11.12 3 1/4L 2 3/4L 3rd to Appreciate It 11.12 LEP 7 FEB 13rn nov.hdl Grade 1 2m Sft/Hvy 4/1 P. Townend 11.12 6 1/2L 2nd to Bob Olinger 11.12 NAAS 13 JAN 7rn nov.hdl Grade 1 2m 4f Hvy

2 Conor Orr

212-43

Colonel Mustard (Fr) 23  g Chesnut by Makfi - Waldblume (Halling)  Colours:  RED, white diamond, white sleeves, red spots, red cap Bred by: Gestut Gorlsdorf Owned by: Mrs A Frost & P G Davies

6 12-00 Mrs Lorna Fowler MEATH

R ACING POST VERDICT: Beaten almost 20l in third behind today’s rival Echoes In Rain in Fairyhouse Grade 2 event. Probable SP: 33/1 Career record 5 runs, 1 wins, 5 places Strike-Rate 20 % Prize-money earned €12,096 Colonel Mustard (FR) 1 N.H. win €5,310.00 CD -- Handicap Rating 125 25/1 C.J. Orr 11.6 15L 4 1/2L 3rd to Echoes In Rain (FR) 11.5 FAIR 4 APR 9rn nov.hdl Grade 2 2m Yld 15/8 C.J. Orr 11.11 3 1/4L 2 1/4L nk 4th to Frere Tuck (FR) 12.0 here 17 JAN 20rn mdn hdl 2m 30yds Hvy 100/30 C.J. Orr 11.9 12L 2nd to Ballyadam 12.0 DRYL 31 OCT 20 18rn mdn hdl 2m 100yds Sft

3 Mark Walsh

Dewcup (Ire) 20 

g Brown by Finsceal Fior - Elyaadi (Singspiel)  Colours:  DARK BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, quartered cap Bred by: M Ryan 11224-6 Owned by: M A Ryan

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6 12-00 T M Walsh KILDARE

R ACING POST VERDICT: Won twice over course and trip last September, useful form at a high level, big task here. Probable SP: 25/1 Career record 13 runs, 4 wins, 11 places Strike-Rate 30 % Prize-money earned €54,018 Dewcup 4 N.H. wins €28,001.50 C -- Handicap Rating 135 9/4Fav W.J. Lee 9.9 (TS) 5 1/2L 6th of 16 to Fil The Power (GB) 9.9 GOW 7 APR mdn 1m 1f 130yds Sft 18/1 HR137 M.P. Walsh 11.12 (TS) 1 1/2L 1/2L 6L 4th to Ballyadam 11.12 FAIR 29 NOV 20 7rn nov.hdl Grade 1 2m Sft 100/30 HR137 M.P. Walsh 11.1 (TS) 3 1/2L 2nd to Fury Road 11.10 here 15 NOV 20 5rn hdl Grade 2 2m 5f 120yds Hvy

4 Rachael Blackmore

121/-3

Uhtred (Ire) 72  g Bay by Fame And Glory - Ingred Hans (Beneficial)  Colours:  MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bred by: J Mangan Owned by: Gigginstown House Stud

6 12-00 Joseph Patrick O’Brien KILKENNY

R ACING POST VERDICT: Entitled the need the run here in February, unenviable task against the Mullins pair. Probable SP: 16/1 Career record 4 runs, 2 wins, 4 places Strike-Rate 50 % Prize-money earned €80,883 Uhtred 2 N.H. wins €75,225.00 5/1 Rachael Blackmore 11.7 2L 2L 6 1/2L 4th to Thedevilscoachman 11.13 here 14 FEB 5rn nov.hdl Listed 2m 120yds Sft 5/4Fav Mr T. Hamilton 11.8 won 4 1/2L nk from Fantasio D’alene (FR) 11.8 and Dewcup 11.11 NAV 15 DEC 19 7rn Bumper 2m Sft 15/2 S.A. Shortall 11.7 1 3/4L 2nd to Front View (FR) 11.7 CK 17 NOV 19 24rn mdn hdl 2m Sft

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The eCOMM Merchant Solutions Champion Novice Hurdle (Grade 1) COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

5 Mr P W Mullins

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

Echoes In Rain (Fr) 23 

Hood,

f Bay by Authorized - Amarantine (King’s Best)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN & RED HALVED, emerald green sleeves & cap Bred by: M Thierry Storme 5-1-411 Owned by: Barnane Stud

5 11-07 W P Mullins CARLOW

RACING POST VERDICT: Tends to run freely but looking more talented every time she runs, may cope with Blue Lord. Probable SP: 10/11 Career record 10 runs, 5 wins, 6 places Strike-Rate 50 % Prize-money earned €75,122 Echoes In Rain (FR) 2 flat wins €19,500.00 3 N.H. wins €48,380.00 -- Handicap Rating 141 2/1Fav HR132 P. Townend 11.5 (H) won 15L 4 1/2L from M C Muldoon 11.6 and Colonel Mustard (FR) 11.6 FAIR 4 APR 9rn nov.hdl Grade 2 2m Yld 11/8Fav P. Townend 10.12 (H) won 8L 2 1/2L from Belfast Banter 11.6 and Desir Du Large (FR) 11.6 NAAS 28 FEB 7rn nov.hdl Grade 2 1m 7f 101yds Yld/Sft 6/1 D.E. Mullins 10.9 (H) 3L 1 1/2L 2 1/4L 4th to Dreal Deal 11.4 here 17 JAN 7rn nov.hdl Grade 2 2m 30yds Hvy TONGUESTRAP ON No. 3 HOOD ON No. 5

BETTING FORECAST 10-11 Echoes In Rain, 5-4 Blue Lord, 16 Uhtred, 25 Dewcup, 33 Colonel Mustard

RACE 2 PREDICTOR The Predictor is a ‘Computer Generated’ predicted outcome of the race in visual form, generated by an algorithm of key factors (including eg current form, ratings and going.)

RACE VERDICT

Willie Mullins has won five of the last editions of this race, and the only question here is which of his two runners will prove best. ECHOES IN RAIN is not easy to settle but shows every sign of developing into a top-class mare. She may prove too good for Supreme Novices’ casualty Blue Lord. [Alan Sweetman] Source: Racing Post

SELECTION: ECHOES IN RAIN Next Best: Blue Lord

SELECTION: ECHOES IN RAIN

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4.50pm RACE 3

Trifecta Placepot

The Killashee Hotel Handicap Hurdle of €50,000 (Grade B) (Generously sponsored by the Killashee Hotel)

Distance 2m100y

Winner €29,500 Second €10,000 Third €5,000 Fourth €2,500 Fifth €1,500 Sixth €1,000 Race conditions An extended handicap hurdle

Declared 28 Winning Post Startpoint Hurdle

for four years old and upwards (150 = 11st 10lbs). Weights Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 11st 10lbs and the minimum weight shall not be less than 9st 12lbs. COLOURS / RIDER

2m 100yds

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

1

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

Cayd Boy (Fr) 39 

g Bay by No Risk At All - La Collancelle (Sassanian)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, red cap Bred by: M Yves Dreux Simon Torrens (3) 2-212-0 Owned by: John P McManus

6 11-10 Miss Elizabeth Doyle WEXFORD

R ACING POST VERDICT: Possibly found out by toughness of race in County Hurdle last time when midfield. Probable SP: 20/1 Career record 7 runs, 3 wins, 6 places Strike-Rate 42 % Prize-money earned €55,650 Cayd Boy (FR) 3 N.H. wins €36,864.50 D -- Handicap Rating 145 Mark Walsh 11.6 11L 13th of 25 to Belfast Banter 10.0 CHELTENHAM 19 MAR hcp hdl Grade C 2m 179yds Gd /Sft 5/1 HR143 M.P. Walsh 11.10 2 3/4L 2nd to Advanced Virgo 10.2 FAIR 29 NOV 20 13rn Ext hcp hdl Grade A 2m Sft 10/1 HR134 M.P. Walsh 11.2 won 1L 1L from Golden Jewel 10.6 and Lignou (FR) 9.12 DRYL 31 OCT 20 17rn hcp hdl (0-150) Grade B 2m 100yds Sft

2 Luke Dempsey

Kilfenora (Ire) 89 

g Bay by Yeats - Blazing Liss (Supreme Leader)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, blue cap Bred by: Niall Flynn -1402-8 Owned by: John P McManus

9 11-10 Edward P Harty KILDARE

R ACING POST VERDICT: Tends to run over further than this but less than 3m over which he ran aground in Galmoy. Probable SP: 33/1 Career record 23 runs, 4 wins, 8 places Strike-Rate 17 % Prize-money earned €93,649 Kilfenora 4 N.H. wins €82,073.50 C -- Handicap Rating 145 25/1 HR149 J.S. McGarvey 11.5 73L 8th of 9fn, 10rn to Sams Profile (GB) 11.5 GOW 28 JAN hdl Grade 2 3m Hvy 5/4Fav HR151 M.P. Walsh 11.2 4 1/2L 2nd to Sixshooter 11.8 here 13 OCT 20 5rn hdl 2m 2f 160yds Yld S.D. Torrens 11.5 30L 19th of 20fn, 25rn to Dame de Compagnie (FR) 10.12 CHELTENHAM 11 MAR 20 hcp hdl Grade C 2m 5f Sft

3 Ian Power

Master McShee (GB) 23 

g Bay by Malinas - Oscar Annie (Oscar)  Colours:  WHITE & RED DIABOLO, hooped sleeves & cap Bred by: Mrs L Suenson-Taylor 6211-75 Owned by: Mrs D Corkery

7 11-07 P Corkery WATERFORD

RACING POST VERDICT: Did win his sole handicap well previously; this represents a more realistic task now. Probable SP: 14/1 Career record 6 runs, 2 wins, 3 places Strike-Rate 33 % Prize-money earned €21,800 Master McShee (GB) 2 N.H. wins €19,470.00 -- Handicap Rating 142 4/1 HR143 S.W. Flanagan 11.6 24L 5th of 9 to Echoes In Rain (FR) 11.5 FAIR 4 APR nov.hdl Grade 2 2m Yld 8/1 HR143 I.J. Power 11.12 16L 7th of 13 to Appreciate It 11.12 LEP 7 FEB nov.hdl Grade 1 2m Sft/Hvy 5/1 HR132 I.J. Power 11.7 won 5L 4 1/2L from Sea Ducor (GB) 11.4 and The Moyglass Flyer 11.4 LEP 27 DEC 20 20rn Ext hcp hdl 2m Sft

4 Kevin Brouder

Wonder Laish (GB) 23 

9 11-07

g Bay by Halling - Wonder Why  Colours:  BLACK, white hollow box, black sleeves, white seams, black cap, white star Bred by: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited R P Burns 30103-3 Owned by: Martin White WESTMEATH

R ACING POST VERDICT: 7s when with Charles Byrnes in Galway Hurdle last summer when tailed off; risky. Probable SP: 20/1 Career record 22 runs, 7 wins, 13 places Strike-Rate 31 % Prize-money earned €182,965 Wonder Laish (GB) 4 flat wins €92,413.40 3 N.H. wins €78,404.00 -- Handicap Rating 142 16/1 HR143 K.J. Brouder 11.4 5L 1 3/4L 3rd to Sole Pretender 10.13 CK 4 APR 8rn hdl 2m Gd 14/1 HR143 J.W. Kennedy 11.2 5 1/2L 1/2L 3rd to Saint Roi (FR) 11.2 TIPP 4 OCT 20 5rn hdl Grade 3 2m Gd 16/1 HR144 C.A. Landers 11.2 56L last of 14 to Drop The Anchor 9.8 LIST 25 SEP 20 Ext hcp hdl Grade B 2m Sft

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The Killashee Hotel Handicap Hurdle (Grade B) COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

5 Peter Carberry

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

Tudor City (Ire) 23 

TStrap,

g Bay by Yeats - She’s Our Mare (Commanche Run)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Bred by: Denis J Reddan 7300-06 Owned by: John Breslin

9 11-06 A J Martin MEATH

R ACING POST VERDICT: Smart enough handicapper on his day but looks out of sorts this season. Probable SP: 66/1 Career record 49 runs, 5 wins, 20 places Strike-Rate 10 % Prize-money earned €339,065 Tudor City 3 flat wins €29,805.00 2 N.H. wins €186,240.00 -- Handicap Rating 141 28/1 HR144 A.W. Short 11.4 (TS) 54L 6th of 7fn, 8rn to Sole Pretender 10.13 CK 4 APR hdl 2m Gd 9/1 HR78 P.J. Carberry 9.12 (TS) 24L 14th of 18 to Pepperoni Pete 9.2 NAV 27 MAR hcp 1m Hvy Liam McKenna 10.11 (TS) 70L 10th of 14 to The Shunter 10.0 CHELTENHAM 15 NOV 20 hcp hdl Grade C 2m 87yds Sft

6 Hugh Morgan (5) 9-423/-

Whiskey Sour (Ire) 718 

8 11-06

g Bay by Jeremy - Swizzle Stick (Sadler’s Wells)  Colours:  PURPLE, yellow chevron, yellow cap Bred by: Airlie Stud Owned by: Luke McMahon

W P Mullins CARLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: Not seen since fine run in Chester Cup nearly two years ago; feasible off this mark. Probable SP: 12/1 Career record 27 runs, 6 wins, 13 places Strike-Rate 22 % Prize-money earned €269,658 Whiskey Sour 4 flat wins €146,485.00 2 N.H. wins €56,926.00 -- Handicap Rating 141 Andrea Atzeni 9.2 6L nk 3rd to Making Miracles (GB) 9.0 CHESTER 10 MAY 19 15rn hcp 2m 2f 140yds Sft HR144 Mr A. McMahon 10.11 1L 2nd to Lac Kivu (FR) 11.4 CK 21 APR 19 6rn hdl 2m Gd/Yld R.Walsh 11.3 1 1/2L hd 4 1/2L 4th to Ch’tibello (FR) 11.5 CHELTENHAM 15 MAR 19 24rn hcp hdl Grade C 2m 179yds Gd /Sft

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Midnight Run (Ire) 137 

g Bay by Well Chosen - Knockamullen Girl (Alderbrook)  Colours:  MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bred by: Joseph R Lalor Jordan Gainford (7) 19-662- Owned by: Gigginstown House Stud

7 11-05 Joseph Patrick O’Brien KILKENNY

R ACING POST VERDICT: Much better effort over fences last time, having been highly tried over hurdles last term. Probable SP: 14/1 Career record 8 runs, 3 wins, 5 places Strike-Rate 37 % Prize-money earned €32,201 Midnight Run 3 N.H. wins €23,649.00 -- Handicap Rating 140 7/2 J.W. Kennedy 12.0 4 3/4L 2nd to Captain Guinness 12.0 here 11 DEC 20 17rn beg.ch 2m Hvy 15/2 J.J. Slevin 12.0 27L 6th of 14fn, 18rn to Asterion Forlonge (FR) 12.0 here 14 NOV 20 beg.ch 2m 3f 150yds Sft/Hvy 7/1 J.J. Slevin 11.10 56L last of 6 to Envoi Allen (FR) 11.10 NAAS 5 JAN 20 nov.hdl Grade 1 2m 4f Gd/Yld

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Turnpike Trip (GB) 22 

CPiece,

7 11-05

g Bay by Champs Elysees - Neqaawi (Alhaarth)  Colours:  LIGHT BLUE, dark blue hoop, dark blue stars on sleeves, dark blue star on cap Bred by: Mrs M J Blackburn R P Burns Cathal Landers (5) 80754-5 Owned by: P Acheson WESTMEATH R ACING POST VERDICT: Not a bad return in Fairyhouse Grade 2 on stable debut in April but hard to fancy here. Probable SP: 25/1 Career record 25 runs, 5 wins, 12 places Strike-Rate 20 % Prize-money earned €79,845 Turnpike Trip (GB) 2 flat wins €8,942.50 3 N.H. wins €40,133.50 -- Handicap Rating 140 40/1 K.J. Brouder 11.8 33L 5th of 6 to Stormy Ireland (FR) 11.3 FAIR 5 APR hdl Grade 2 2m 4f Yld 4/1 HR77 Mr P. Byrnes 10.9 (CP) 5L 8 1/2L 3 1/4L 4th to Mt Leinster 11.6 LIST 25 SEP 20 12rn 1m 6f Sft 5/2Fav HR77 S.P. Davis 10.0 4 3/4L 5th of 14 to Son Of Hypnos 8.13 TIPP 15 SEP 20 hcp (50-80)1m 4f 110yds Gd/Yld

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Champagne Gold (Ire) 39 

g Bay by Presenting - Kon Tiky (Perrault)  Colours:  MAROON, yellow stars, maroon sleeves, striped cap Bred by: Peter McCrea Rachael Blackmore -213-20 Owned by: Barry Maloney

6 11-04 Henry de Bromhead WATERFORD

R ACING POST VERDICT: Consistent novice only 6-1 in County Hurdle last time when strugglinng behind Cayd Boy. Probable SP: 10/1 Career record 5 runs, 1 wins, 4 places Strike-Rate 20 % Prize-money earned €33,503 Champagne Gold 1 N.H. win €5,900.00 -- Handicap Rating 139 Rachael Blackmore 11.1 17L 17th of 25 to Belfast Banter 10.0 CHELTENHAM 19 MAR hcp hdl Grade C 2m 179yds Gd /Sft 16/1 HR132 Rachael Blackmore 10.11 1 1/4L 2nd to Drop The Anchor 10.5 LEP 6 FEB 22rn hcp hdl (0-150) Grade B 2m Sft/Hvy 18/1 Rachael Blackmore 11.4 1/2L 2 1/2L 3rd to Fakiera (FR) 11.4 NAV 22 NOV 20 7rn nov.hdl Grade 3 2m 4f Sft

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4.50pm RACE 3 COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

10 Cerberus (GB) 23  J J Slevin

TStrap,

5 11-03

g Chesnut by Iffraaj - Miss You Too (Montjeu)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, em. green cap, white star Bred by: Mr Andrew Whitlock Joseph Patrick O’Brien 63420-5 Owned by: John P McManus KILKENNY

R ACING POST VERDICT: Smart sort last season placed in Lartigue at Listowel; other handicap run (this season) OK. Probable SP: 12/1 Career record 17 runs, 2 wins, 12 places Strike-Rate 11 % Prize-money earned €69,998 Cerberus (GB) 2 N.H. wins €25,676.00 -- Handicap Rating 138 22/1 HR138 R.A. Doyle 11.9 (TS) 7 1/4L 5th of 13 to Botani 10.6 CK 4 APR hcp hdl (0-145) Grade B 2m 3f Gd 100/30Fav HR83 M.P. Sheehy 8.7 (CP) (TS) 10L 11th of 16 to De Name Escapes Me 9.2 NAAS 7 NOV 20 Ext hcp 1m 6f Hvy 11/8Fav HR77 S.M. Crosse 10.1 (TS) 1L 2nd to Advanced Virgo 9.4 GAL 26 OCT 20 13rn hcp (50-80)1m 3f 180yds Hvy

11 Magic Tricks (Fr) 24  Mark Walsh

g Bay by Davidoff - Cadoubelle Des As (Cadoudal)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, white cap Bred by: Mme Evelyne Van Haaren 241-682 Owned by: John P McManus

5 11-01 Mrs Denise Foster MEATH

R ACING POST VERDICT: Rock-solid form as touched off at Fairyhouse last time (fourth, Great Bear, runs in 3.40). Probable SP: 5/1 Career record 5 runs, 1 wins, 3 places Strike-Rate 20 % Prize-money earned €22,612 Magic Tricks (FR) 1 N.H. win €7,080.00 -- Handicap Rating 136 7/1 HR132 M.P. Walsh 11.1 1/2L 2nd to Hearts Are Trumps 11.0 FAIR 3 APR 20rn Ext hcp hdl Grade A 2m Yld 80/1 M.P. Walsh 11.11 18L 8th of 13 to Appreciate It 11.12 LEP 7 FEB nov.hdl Grade 1 2m Sft/Hvy 11/4Fav M.P. Walsh 11.2 12L last of 6fn, 7rn to Dreal Deal 11.4 here 17 JAN nov.hdl Grade 2 2m 30yds Hvy

12 Call Me Lyreen (Ire) 23  Jack Kennedy

1118-6

g Bay by Court Cave - Mooneys Valley (Dilshaan)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Bred by: William Flood Owned by: Lyreen Syndicate

5 11-00 Mrs Denise Foster MEATH

R ACING POST VERDICT: Really progressive earlier in season but came unstuck last twice in better company. Probable SP: 14/1 Career record 5 runs, 3 wins, 3 places Strike-Rate 60 % Prize-money earned €45,990 Call Me Lyreen 3 N.H. wins €48,085.00 -- Handicap Rating 135 22/1 HR137 J.W. Kennedy 11.12 24L 6th of 9 to Echoes In Rain (FR) 11.5 FAIR 4 APR nov.hdl Grade 2 2m Yld 12/1 K.M. Donoghue 11.9 30L 8th of 9 to Appreciate It 11.12 LEP 27 DEC 20 nov.hdl Grade 1 2m Sft 11/2 J.W. Kennedy 11.4 won 1 3/4L 29L from Wolf Prince 11.4 and Gars En Noir (FR) 11.4 NAAS 21 NOV 20 7rn hdl Grade 2 2m Sft/ Hvy

13 Gentleman De Mee (Fr) 39  Jody McGarvey

22/-10

Hood,

5 11-00

g Bay by Saint Des Saints - Koeur De Mee (Video Rock)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, qtd cap Bred by: M Andre Marcel Pommerai,Mme Aurelie Pommerai,Mme Gwenaelle Barre Pommerai&Mme Anne-Charline Pommerai W P Mullins Owned by: John P McManus CARLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: Far too free and jumped right in Martin Pipe but only 4-1 then so sure to be fancied here. Probable SP: 6/1 Career record 4 runs, 1 wins, 3 places Strike-Rate 25 % Prize-money earned €20,883 Gentleman De Mee (FR) 1 N.H. win €7,080.00 -- Handicap Rating 135 Simon Torrens 11.6 (H) 22L 10th of 22 to Galopin des Champs (FR) 11.9 CHELTENHAM 19 MAR hcp hdl (0-145)2m 4f 56yds Gd /Sft 2/7Fav M.P. Walsh 11.13 won 4 1/2L 6L from Don Diablo 12.0 and Dreamingandhoping 11.4 NAAS 13 FEB 18rn mdn hdl 1m 7f 120yds Yld/Sft Bertrand Lestrade 10.7 1 1/2L 2nd to Magrudy (FR) 10.7 COMPIEGNE 11 NOV 19 8rn hdl 2m 1f Hvy

14 Exit Poll (Ire) 23  Robbie Power

g Bay by Elusive Pimpernel - Carolobrian (Mark of Esteem)  Colours:  ROYAL BLUE, white panel, striped sleeves, white cap Bred by: Mr Shane Lawlor 1u27-1f Owned by: OMEGA Racing Syndicate

7 10-11 Mrs John Harrington KILDARE

R ACING POST VERDICT: Last five runs over fences (won his maiden hurdle), falling latest when 7-2 handicap bow. Probable SP: 10/1 Career record 11 runs, 3 wins, 6 places Strike-Rate 27 % Prize-money earned €30,352 Exit Poll 3 N.H. wins €24,220.00 -- Handicap Rating 132 7/2Fav HR134 D.J. O’Keeffe 11.5 fell in race won by Jungle Junction 10.13 FAIR 4 APR 15rn hcp chse Grade B 2m 150yds Yld 100/30 Mr D. O’Connor 12.0 won 4 1/2L 7 1/2L from Star Max (GER) 12.0 and The Very Man 12.0 LEP 8 MAR 10rn beg.ch 2m 1f Gd/Yld 12/1 S.F. O’Keeffe 12.0 49L 7th of 9fn, 12rn to Conflated 12.0 NAV 5 DEC 20 beg.ch 2m 4f Sft

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The Killashee Hotel Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)

COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

15 Ruaille Buaille (Ire) 24  Danny Mullins

6 10-10

f Bay by Salutino - Cyclone Lorraine (Stowaway)  Colours:  DARK BLUE, red hoop, white sleeves, red cap Bred by: Ronald O’Neill 1463-83 Owned by: Ri Ra Racing Syndicate

W P Mullins CARLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: Mare back to something like her best when third behind Magic Tricks at Fairyhouse. Probable SP: 16/1 Career record 9 runs, 2 wins, 6 places Strike-Rate 22 % Prize-money earned €25,342 Ruaille Buaille 2 N.H. wins €14,160.00 C -- Handicap Rating 131 9/1 HR129 P. Townend 10.12 1/2L 1 3/4L 3rd to Hearts Are Trumps 11.0 FAIR 3 APR 20rn Ext hcp hdl Grade A 2m Yld 28/1 HR130 M.P. Fogarty 11.2 16L 8th of 17fn, 20rn to Heaven Help Us 10.5 LEP 7 FEB Ext hcp hdl Grade B 2m 2f Sft/Hvy 10/1 Rachael Blackmore 11.6 2 3/4L 1 1/2L 3rd to Power Of Pause 11.7 here 6 DEC 20 5rn nov.hdl 2m 130yds Hvy

16 Dysart Diamond (Ire) 41 

TStrap,

f Chesnut by Shirocco - Dysart Dancer (Accordion)  Colours:  ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop, yellow armlet, yellow star on cap Bred by: Eleanor Manning Donal McInerney 1141-00 Owned by: Ms Eleanor Manning

6 10-09 W P Mullins CARLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: Beaten a long way last twice and deserves more help than she is getting from handicapper. Probable SP: 33/1 Career record 9 runs, 3 wins, 6 places Strike-Rate 33 % Prize-money earned €21,614 Dysart Diamond 3 N.H. wins €19,765.00 -- Handicap Rating 130 Daniel Mullins 10.8 (TS) 30L 20th of 26 to Heaven Help Us 10.2 CHELTENHAM 17 MAR hcp hdl Grade C 2m 5f Gd /Sft 7/2Fav HR130 P. Townend 11.2 (TS) 61L 15th of 17fn, 20rn to Heaven Help Us 10.5 LEP 7 FEB Ext hcp hdl Grade B 2m 2f Sft/Hvy 16/1 HR119 D.J. Mullins 11.6 (TS) won 3 1/2L 5L from Big King (FR) 11.2 and Take All 10.12 LEP 26 DEC 20 20rn Ext hcp hdl 2m Yld

17 Golden Jewel (Ire) 24 

TStrap,

g Bay by Brian Boru - Nadwell (Gold Well)  Colours:  RED, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white star on cap Bred by: Oliver Whelan Chris Timmons (3) 2622-50 Owned by: Mr & Mrs J Owens Partnership

9 10-09

Edward Cawley MEATH

RACING POST VERDICT: Held on Leopardstown Dublin Racing Festival form by Champagne Gold; flopped latest. Probable SP: 33/1 Career record 29 runs, 3 wins, 10 places Strike-Rate 10 % Prize-money earned €79,794 Golden Jewel 3 N.H. wins €24,948.00 -- Handicap Rating 130 11/1 HR131 C.D. Timmons 10.11 (TS) 33L last of 20 to Hearts Are Trumps 11.0 FAIR 3 APR Ext hcp hdl Grade A 2m Yld 20/1 HR130 C.D. Timmons 10.6 (TS) 9 1/4L 5th of 19fn, 22rn to Drop The Anchor 10.5 LEP 6 FEB hcp hdl (0-150) Grade B 2m Sft/Hvy 11/10Fav HR111 B.J. Cooper 10.12 (TS) 7L 2nd to Notice To Close (GB) 11.7 CLON 3 DEC 20 7rn Ext hcp chse 2m 1f 198yds Hvy

18 Getaway Gorgeous (Ire) 39  Bryan Cooper

7 10-08

f Bay by Getaway - Impudent (In The Wings)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HALVED, emerald green sleeves, white star on cap Bred by: Joe Rogers W P Mullins 1258-00 Owned by: Whitegrass Getaway Syndicate CARLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: Behind Golden Jewel when fifth at Down Royal in October; struggled in handicaps since. Probable SP: 40/1 Career record 14 runs, 3 wins, 10 places Strike-Rate 21 % Prize-money earned €55,024 Getaway Gorgeous 3 N.H. wins €20,660.50 C -- Handicap Rating 129 B. J. Cooper 10.7 (H) 33L 23rd of 25 to Belfast Banter 10.0 CHELTENHAM 19 MAR hcp hdl Grade C 2m 179yds Gd /Sft 20/1 HR130 B. Hayes 11.2 (H) 28L 10th of 17fn, 20rn to Heaven Help Us 10.5 LEP 7 FEB Ext hcp hdl Grade B 2m 2f Sft/Hvy 9/2 HR130 P. Townend 10.11 (H) 15L 8th of 12fn, 13rn to Advanced Virgo 10.2 FAIR 29 NOV 20 Ext hcp hdl Grade A 2m Sft

19 Jesse Evans (Ire) 58  Sean Flanagan

g Bay by So You Think - American Princess (Desert Prince)  Colours:  RED, white stars on sleeves, white star on cap Bred by: Gerry & Aoife Hanratty 112u7-4 Owned by: Jack Singleton

5 10-06 Noel Meade MEATH

R ACING POST VERDICT: Fourth to Echoes Of Rain (runs in 4.15) in Naas Grade 2 last time; does not seem well-in. Probable SP: 16/1 Career record 7 runs, 2 wins, 4 places Strike-Rate 28 % Prize-money earned €15,913 Jesse Evans 2 N.H. wins €12,390.00 -- Handicap Rating 127 5/1 HR128 S.W. Flanagan 11.5 8L 2 1/2L 2L 4th to Echoes In Rain (FR) 10.12 NAAS 28 FEB 7rn nov.hdl Grade 2 1m 7f 101yds Yld/Sft 40/1 S.W. Flanagan 11.9 28L 7th of 9 to Appreciate It 11.12 LEP 27 DEC 20 nov.hdl Grade 1 2m Sft 7/2 S.W. Flanagan 11.0 u.r. in race won by N’golo 11.7 NAV 8 NOV 20 8rn nov.hdl Grade 3 2m Sft/Hvy

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4.50pm RACE 3 COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

20 Never Do Nothing (Ire) 80 

g Bay by Casamento - Purple Tigress (Dubai Destination)  Colours:  LIGHT BLUE, purple stars, purple star on cap Bred by: B Kennedy & Mrs Ann Marie Kennedy Darragh O’Keeffe 63005-8 Owned by: Ms Caroline Ahearn

5 10-06 Thomas Gibney MEATH

R ACING POST VERDICT: Classy enough on his day but hard to fancy on form this season; coming down the weights. Probable SP: 25/1 Career record 19 runs, 4 wins, 12 places Strike-Rate 21 % Prize-money earned €67,580 Never Do Nothing 3 flat wins €24,661.30 1 N.H. win €5,017.90 -- Handicap Rating 127 Kevin Brogan 10.9 31L 8th of 10 to Christopher Wood 11.2 MUSSELBURGH 6 FEB hcp hdl 1m 7f 124yds Sft 22/1 HR130 D.J. O’Keeffe 11.4 46L 5th of 7 to Call Me Lyreen 11.4 NAAS 21 NOV 20 hdl Grade 2 2m Sft/Hvy 40/1 HR87 C.D. Hayes 9.2 17L 14th of 21 to Cape Gentleman 9.0 CUR 11 OCT 20 Ext hcp 2m Sft

21 Jazzaway (Ire) 272 

6 10-05

f Bay by Shantou - Backaway (Bob Back)  Colours: EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HALVED, emerald green sleeves, white cap, emerald green star Bred by: Victor Connolly W P Mullins Conor McNamara (3) 834-12- Owned by: Whitegrass Racing Syndicate CARLOW R ACING POST VERDICT: Form of Galway second in mares’ contest handsomely boosted by winner since and chance. Probable SP: 8/1 Career record 6 runs, 2 wins, 5 places Strike-Rate 33 % Prize-money earned €20,214 Jazzaway 2 N.H. wins €13,593.00 -- Handicap Rating 126 10/1 HR120 P. Townend 11.5 1/2L 2nd to Mrs Milner 10.10 GAL 29 JUL 20 16rn Ext hcp hdl 2m 110yds Gd 9/10Fav P. Townend 11.5 won 3 1/2L 1 3/4L from Strange Notions 11.7 and Flying Risk 11.5 FAIR 11 JAN 20 19rn mdn hdl 2m 2f 110yds Sft 10/1 D.E. Mullins 11.0 1 1/2L 1 1/4L 11L 4th to Tiger Tap Tap (GER) 11.7 NAAS 16 DEC 19 24rn mdn hdl 2m 3f Sft

22 Hybery (Fr) 24  Brian Hayes

C,T,

7 10-04

g Brown by Centennial - Zalagarry (Ballingarry)  Colours:  ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop, yellow chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Bred by: M Philippe Henry W P Mullins 2740-p0 Owned by: Hybery Racing Syndicate CARLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: Another Mullins runner, he needs to be reformed by cheekpieces here; up against it. Probable SP: 33/1 Career record 13 runs, 2 wins, 4 places Strike-Rate 15 % Prize-money earned €18,988 Hybery (FR) 1 flat win €7,000.00 1 N.H. win €5,900.00 -- Handicap Rating 125 22/1 HR126 D.E. Mullins 10.9 (TS) 16L 17th of 20 to Hearts Are Trumps 11.0 FAIR 3 APR Ext hcp hdl Grade A 2m Yld 11/2 HR126 P. Townend 11.7 (TS) p.u. in race won by Bythesametoken 10.1 WEX 10 MAR 8rn Ext hcp hdl 2m Hvy 9/1 HR126 P. Townend 11.1 (TS) 19L 11th of 17fn, 20rn to Master McShee (GB) 11.7 LEP 27 DEC 20 Ext hcp hdl 2m Sft

23 Arcadian Sunrise (Ire) 181  Denis O’Regan

g Bay by Arcadio - By The Hour (Flemensfirth)  Colours:  PINK, red cross of lorraine, red cap Bred by: Mr D Breen 312318- Owned by: Mrs Miriam Queally

7 10-03 John Queally WATERFORD

R ACING POST VERDICT: Remarkably short in market latest at Punchestown when flopping but had progressed nicely. Probable SP: 10/1 Career record 10 runs, 4 wins, 9 places Strike-Rate 40 % Prize-money earned €39,424 Arcadian Sunrise 1 flat win €6,490.00 3 N.H. wins €26,508.00 -- Handicap Rating 124 13/8Fav HR124 D.F. O’Regan 11.10 24L 8th of 11fn, 16rn to Funky Dady (FR) 11.1 here 28 OCT 20 hdl 2m 4f 140yds Yld/Sft 9/2 D.F. O’Regan 10.2 won 3 3/4L 3L from Ilmig 9.7 and Snegurochka 9.11 THU 8 OCT 20 13rn mdn 2m Sft 3min 51.7sec 5/2 Mr J.J. Codd 11.2 5L 8 1/2L 3rd to Mt Leinster 11.6 LIST 25 SEP 20 12rn 1m 6f Sft

24 The Mouse Doctor (Ire) 46  Adam Short

8 10-03

g Bay by Lord Shanakill - Afilla (Dansili)  Colours:  WHITE, red stars, dark blue sleeves, white stars, white cap, dark blue stars Bred by: Irish National Stud A J Martin 1728-12 Owned by: Here For The Craic Partnership MEATH

R ACING POST VERDICT: Thriving on AW; not seen hurdling since Navan win in September, travelled strongly; up 6lb. Probable SP: 12/1 Career record 49 runs, 7 wins, 28 places Strike-Rate 14 % Prize-money earned €89,669 The Mouse Doctor 5 flat wins €35,340.50 2 N.H. wins €16,276.10 -- Handicap Rating 124 9/4Fav HR78 Siobhan Rutledge 8.5 (TS) 1 3/4L 2nd to Grandmaster Flash 9.9 DUN 12 MAR 6rn Ext hcp 1m 4f Std 11/2 HR73 Siobhan Rutledge 8.9 (TS) won s/hd 3 3/4L from Pempie 9.2 and Pak Army 8.13 DUN 5 FEB 10rn Ext hcp 1m 4f Std 2min 32.8sec 5/2Fav HR74 A.W. Short 9.10 (TS) 9 3/4L 8th of 14 to Hannon 9.9 DUN 16 DEC 20 hcp (45-75)2m Std

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The Killashee Hotel Handicap Hurdle (Grade B) COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

Steel (Ire) 122  25 Polished g Bay by Jeremy - Chaperoned (High Chaparral) 

C, T,

7 10-02

Colours:  YELLOW, royal blue hoop & armlet, white cap, royal blue star Bred by: Exors of the Late John Harrington Mrs John Harrington 5142p0- Owned by: J P O’Flaherty KILDARE Sean O’Keeffe RACING POST VERDICT: Cheekpieces tried; 2-16 in this sphere so probably has plenty on his plate. Probable SP: 25/1 Career record 24 runs, 4 wins, 10 places Strike-Rate 16 % Prize-money earned €64,362 Polished Steel 4 N.H. wins €49,416.00 C -- Handicap Rating 123 18/1 HR135 S.F. O’Keeffe 11.10 (TS) 48L 12th of 14fn, 17rn to Uisce Beatha 10.8 LEP 26 DEC 20 Ext hcp chse 2m 1f Yld 14/1 HR137 P. Townend 11.8 (TS) p.u. in race won by Home By The Lee 11.2 CK 1 NOV 20 11rn nov.ch Grade 3 2m 4f Sft 12/1 HR133 S.F. O’Keeffe 11.10 (TS) 2 1/4L 2nd to Zarkareva (FR) 10.1 here 14 OCT 20 5rn nov.ch Grade 3 2m 2f 140yds Yld RESERVES

26 Mighty Tom (Ire) 24 

g Bay by Dylan Thomas - Polly Anthus (Kahyasi)  Colours:  DARK BLUE, light blue cross of lorraine, white cap Bred by: Mr Noel Collins 3p-4525 Owned by: N Collins

6 10-02 Thomas Cooper KERRY

R ACING POST VERDICT: First reserve; can lead; held by two of these when running well at Fairyhouse latest. Probable SP: No Odds Career record 12 runs, 1 wins, 5 places Strike-Rate 8 % Prize-money earned €15,858 Mighty Tom 1 N.H. win €7,080.00 -- Handicap Rating 123 22/1 HR123 B.J. Cooper 10.6 4 1/4L 5th of 20 to Hearts Are Trumps 11.0 FAIR 3 APR Ext hcp hdl Grade A 2m Yld 11/1 HR121 Mr B. O’Neill 11.8 2 1/2L 2nd to Papal Lodge 11.2 DRYL 17 MAR 9rn hcp hdl 2m 3f 105yds Yld 28/1 HR121 B.J. Cooper 11.6 14L 5th of 7 to Echoes In Rain (FR) 10.12 NAAS 28 FEB nov.hdl Grade 2 1m 7f 101yds Yld/Sft

27 Jon Ess (Ire) 22 

7 10-00

g Chesnut by Dragon Pulse - Novosibirsk (Distant View)  Colours:  DARK BLUE, white disc, dark blue sleeves, pink stars, dark blue cap Bred by: Premier Bloodstock Conor O’Dwyer 2120-62 Owned by: Brinkleys Syndicate KILDARE

R ACING POST VERDICT: Second reserve; gave fine account at Fairyhouse latest but up 3lb and this much tougher. Probable SP: No Odds Career record 44 runs, 7 wins, 25 places Strike-Rate 15 % Prize-money earned €99,686 Jon Ess 6 flat wins €52,234.00 1 N.H. win €7,080.00 -- Handicap Rating 121 28/1 HR118 R.A. Doyle 11.5 9L 2nd to Shanroe (GB) 11.10 FAIR 5 APR 20rn hcp hdl 2m Yld 11/2 HR90 W.J. Lee 9.10 6 1/2L last of 6 to Grandmaster Flash 9.9 DUN 12 MAR Ext hcp 1m 4f Std 100/1 HR86 T.P. Madden 9.0 4L 10th of 18 to Halimi 9.10 LEP 12 SEP 20 Ext hcp 1m 4f 180yds Gd

Rose (Ire) 128  28 fAva Bay by Shirocco - Vickeeto (Old Vic) 

6 9-12

Colours:  BLACK, emerald green stars, white sleeves, red cap Bred by: Thomas F O’Brien Noel W O’Neill 069316- Owned by: Mrs Helen O’Brien CORK RACING POST VERDICT: Third reserve; mare held at Thurles last time and hard to fancy 5lb out of handicap. Probable SP: No Odds Career record 7 runs, 1 wins, 2 places Strike-Rate 14 % Prize-money earned €7,033 Ava Rose 1 N.H. win €5,900.00 -- Handicap Rating 114 50/1 P.T. Enright 10.13 (H) 11L 6th of 9fn, 10rn to Gauloise (FR) 10.10 THU 20 DEC 20 nov.hdl Listed 2m Sft 14/1 P.T. Enright 11.1 (H) won nk 3 3/4L from Botani 11.9 and Lady Lingo 11.1 THU 22 OCT 20 13rn mdn hdl 2m Yld 16/1 D.J. McInerney 11.7 (H) nk 7L 3rd to One Down 12.0 GOW 2 OCT 20 13rn mdn hdl 2m Gd TONGUESTRAP ON No. 5, 10, 16, 17 CPiece ON No. 8 HOOD ON No. 13 CHEEKPIECE & TONGUE STRAP ON No. 22, 25 Long Handicap: Ava Rose 9-7 (133) BETTING FORECAST 5 Magic Tricks, 6 Gentleman De Mee, 8 Jazzaway, 10 Arcadian Sunrise, Champagne Gold, Exit Poll, 12 Cerberus, The Mouse Doctor, Whiskey Sour, 14 Call Me Lyreen, Master McShee, Midnight Run, 16 Jesse Evans, Ruaille Buaille, 20 Cayd Boy, Wonder Laish, 25 Never Do Nothing, Polished Steel, Turnpike Trip, 33 Dysart Diamond, Golden Jewel, Hybery, Kilfenora, 40 Getaway Gorgeous, 66 Tudor City

RACE 3 PREDICTOR The Predictor is a ‘Computer Generated’ predicted outcome of the race in visual form, generated by an algorithm of key factors (including eg current form, ratings and going.)

RACE VERDICT

MAGIC TRICKS looks really solid after going close at Fairyhouse and a 4lb rise seems fine. It will be fascinating to see how Whiskey Sour fares, one of seven runners for Willie Mullins. [Johnny Ward] Source: Racing Post

SELECTION: MAGIC TRICKS Next Best: Ruaille Buaille SELECTION: RUAILLE BUAILLE

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RACE PREVIEW The William Hill Champion Steeplechase of €250,000 (Grade 1)

Allaho

Chacun Pour Soi In a mouth-watering snapshot of what lies ahead over the next five days, the William Hill Champion Chase encapsulates some of the very best elements of the Punchestown Festival. At the head of the market we have two of the most exciting steeplechasers in training poised to go at it, with Allaho and Chacun Pour Soi set to provide an intriguing clash of the titans. Chacun Pour Soi suffered his first defeat in five starts in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, but don’t forget he posted one of his best performances on his only previous outing at the Kildare gala two years ago. Allaho, in contrast, has failed to win in his two previous Punchestown outings. However, he obliterated his Ryanair Chase opposition from the front at Cheltenham, so he arrives with his tail up now that he drops in trip. With Rachael Blackmore retaining the ride on him for Willie Mullins, and Paul Townend making a comeback from injury in a bid to fend off her audacious title bid on his stable-mate, that alone promises to be a fascinating rivalry with the prospect of some old-fashioned needle. Then there is the potent British challenge, with Dan Skelton pitching in his Champion Chase runner-up Nube Negra and Kim Bailey also having a cut with First Flow. Throw into the mix a few capable sorts like Cilaos Emery, Castlegrace Paddy and Daly Tiger, and there is the potential for an upset as well. All the ingredients are there for an epic encounter.


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5.25pm RACE 4

Trifecta Placepot

The William Hill Champion Steeplechase of €250,000 (Grade 1) (Registered as the Drogheda) (Generously sponsored by William Hill)

Winner €147,500 Second €50,000 Third €25,000 Fourth €12,500 Fifth €7,500 Sixth €5,000 Race conditions A steeplechase for five years old

Distance 2m

Winning Post Startpoint Open ditch Fence

and upwards. Weights 5-y-o 11st 11lbs; 6-y-o and up 12st. Mares allowed 7lbs. Declared 7 COLOURS / RIDER

2m

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

1 Rachael Blackmore

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

Allaho (Fr) 40 

g Bay by No Risk At All - Idaho Falls (Turgeon)  Colours:  RED, white sash, royal blue cap Bred by: M Eric Leffray 1364-11 Owned by: Cheveley Park Stud

7 12-00

TStrap,

W P Mullins CARLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: Superb performance from the front in Ryanair; looks well worth trying at 2m and big chance. Probable SP: 5/4 Career record 12 runs, 4 wins, 10 places Strike-Rate 33 % Prize-money earned €301,112 Allaho (FR) 4 N.H. wins €221,456.90 -- Handicap Rating 174 Rachael Blackmore 11.10 (TS) won 12L 1/2L from Fakir D’oudairies (FR) 11.10 and Tornado Flyer 11.10 CHELTENHAM 18 MAR 11rn chse Grade 1 2m 4f 127yds Gd /Sft 10/11Fav HR160 P. Townend 11.5 won 3L 79L from Elimay (FR) 11.3 and Annamix (FR) 11.5 THU 27 JAN 7rn chse Grade 2 2m 4f 48yds Sft/Hvy 7/1 HR160 P. Townend 11.12 1/2L 1 1/2L 18L 4th to A Plus Tard (FR) 11.12 LEP 28 DEC 20 14rn chse Grade 1 3m Yld

2 Bryan Cooper

Castlegrace Paddy (Ire) 22 

TStrap,

g Bay by Flemensfirth - Thunder Road (Mtoto)  Colours:  GREY, grey & black check cap Bred by: Mr P J W Byrne 145-222 Owned by: Clipper Logistics Group Ltd

10 12-00 P A Fahy CARLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: 2m4f effort latest (yielding) was very good; nowhere near fast enough at this level. Probable SP: 50/1 Career record 22 runs, 6 wins, 12 places Strike-Rate 27 % Prize-money earned €206,352 Castlegrace Paddy 6 N.H. wins €116,823.00 D -- Handicap Rating 155 8/1 HR150 B.J. Cooper 11.10 (TS) 3/4L 2nd to Easy Game (FR) 11.10 FAIR 5 APR 6rn chse Grade 2 2m 4f Yld 15/8Fav HR152 B.J. Cooper 11.12 (TS) 10L 2nd to Any Second Now 11.10 NAV 13 MAR 5rn chse Grade 2 2m Hvy 9/1 HR153 B.J. Cooper 11.10 (TS) 16L 2nd to Bachasson (FR) 11.10 GOW 2 MAR 4rn chse Grade 2 2m 4f Sft/Hvy

3 Paul Townend

Chacun Pour Soi (Fr) 41 

9 12-00

g Bay by Policy Maker - Kruscyna  Colours:  PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Bred by: D Berland -111-13 Owned by: Mrs S Ricci

W P Mullins CARLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: 8-13 third in Queen Mother latest; brilliant jumper not always the strongest of finishers. Probable SP: 7/4 Career record 12 runs, 7 wins, 11 places Strike-Rate 58 % Prize-money earned €418,665 Chacun Pour Soi (FR) 7 N.H. wins €350,372.00 CD -- Handicap Rating 172 Paul Townend 11.10 1/2L 1L 3rd to Put The Kettle On 11.3 CHELTENHAM 17 MAR 9rn chse Grade 1 1m 7f 199yds Gd /Sft 2/5Fav HR174 P. Townend 11.12 won 8L 7L from Fakir D’oudairies (FR) 11.12 and Notebook (GER) 11.12 LEP 6 FEB 6rn chse Grade 1 2m 1f 57yds Sft 4/7Fav HR172 P. Townend 12.0 won 6 1/2L 1 3/4L from Notebook (GER) 12.0 and Put The Kettle On 11.7 LEP 27 DEC 20 6rn chse Grade 1 2m 1f Yld

4 Brian Hayes

Cilaos Emery (Fr) 41 

g Bay by Califet - Queissa (Saint Preuil)  Colours:  PURPLE, yellow chevron, yellow cap Bred by: SARL Haras du Bois Emery & Joel Poitou f142-18 Owned by: Luke McMahon

9 12-00 W P Mullins CARLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: Tends to find it hard at this level, as when beaten 20l in Queen Mother; course winner. Probable SP: 33/1 Career record 16 runs, 8 wins, 12 places Strike-Rate 50 % Prize-money earned €268,187 Cilaos Emery (FR) 8 N.H. wins €204,872.00 CD -- Handicap Rating 163 B. J. Cooper 11.10 (H) 20L 8th of 9 to Put The Kettle On 11.3 CHELTENHAM 17 MAR chse Grade 1 1m 7f 199yds Gd /Sft 1/2Fav HR163 P. Townend 11.12 (H) won 11L 14L from Daly Tiger (FR) 11.3 and Kildorrery 11.3 NAAS 28 FEB 4rn chse Grade 3 2m Sft 8/11Fav HR163 P. Townend 11.12 (H) 5 1/2L 2nd to Bachasson (FR) 11.7 CLON 12 NOV 20 5rn chse Grade 2 2m 4f 51yds Hvy

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The William Hill Champion Steeplechase (Grade 1)

COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

5 Sean Flanagan

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

Daly Tiger (Fr) 45 

8 12-00

g Bay by Tiger Groom - Reine Tresor (Saint Cyrien)  Colours:  MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bred by: M Claude Menard 919-125 Owned by: Gigginstown House Stud

Noel Meade MEATH

R ACING POST VERDICT: Handicap winner off 147 in January; bit in and out over the past year; very hard to fancy. Probable SP: 50/1 Career record 16 runs, 5 wins, 10 places Strike-Rate 31 % Prize-money earned €124,826 Daly Tiger (FR) 5 N.H. wins €109,760.00 CD -- Handicap Rating 157 3/1 HR157 S.W. Flanagan 11.7 31L last of 5 to Any Second Now 11.10 NAV 13 MAR chse Grade 2 2m Hvy 7/4 HR157 S.W. Flanagan 11.3 11L 2nd to Cilaos Emery (FR) 11.12 NAAS 28 FEB 4rn chse Grade 3 2m Sft 20/1 HR147 S.W. Flanagan 11.2 won 5L 7L from Pont Aven 10.3 and Chatham Street Lad 11.1 FAIR 16 JAN 14rn hcp chse Grade A 2m 1f Hvy

6 David Bass

First Flow (Ire) 41 

9 12-00

g Bay by Primary - Clonroche Wells  Colours:  BLACK, emerald green hoop and armlet, emerald green cap, black spots Bred by: Mrs Kathleen Flood Kim Bailey 1111-16 Owned by: A N Solomons GB

R ACING POST VERDICT: 11-1, did well to finish as close as he did given mistakes in Queen Mother; place claims. Probable SP: 12/1 Career record 19 runs, 10 wins, 16 places Strike-Rate 52 % Prize-money earned €183,839 First Flow D -- 10 N.H. wins €161,021.30 Handicap Rating 164 David Bass 11.10 7L 6th of 9 to Put The Kettle On 11.3 CHELTENHAM 17 MAR chse Grade 1 1m 7f 199yds Gd /Sft David Bass 11.7 won 7L 1 3/4L from Politologue (FR) 11.7 and Waiting Patiently 11.7 ASCOT 23 JAN 8rn chse Grade 1 2m 167yds Sft David Bass 11.7 won 1/2L nk from Eragone (FR) 9.11 and The King of May (FR) 10.0 WETHERBY 27 DEC 20 5rn hcp chse 1m 7f 36yds Hvy

7 Harry Skelton

Nube Negra (SPA) 41 

TStrap,

g Brown by Dink - Manly Dream  Colours:  WHITE, red stripe Bred by: Cuadra Internorte 12-21-2 Owned by: T Spraggett

7 12-00 Dan Skelton GB

R ACING POST VERDICT: Second in Queen Mother, on which he holds Chacun Pour Soi; looks overpriced on that form. Probable SP: 9/2 Career record 22 runs, 5 wins, 14 places Strike-Rate 22 % Prize-money earned €199,911 Nube Negra (SPA) D -- 5 N.H. wins €75,968.50 Handicap Rating 165 Harry Skelton 11.10 (TS) 1/2L 2nd to Put The Kettle On 11.3 CHELTENHAM 17 MAR 9rn chse Grade 1 1m 7f 199yds Gd /Sft Harry Skelton 11.0 (TS) won 3 1/2L 4 3/4L from Altior 11.6 and Duc Des Genievres (FR) 11.0 KEMPTON PARK 27 DEC 20 6rn chse Grade 2 2m Sft Harry Skelton 11.0 (TS) 7L 2nd to Rouge Vif (FR) 11.0 WARWICK 8 FEB 20 6rn nov.ch Grade 2 2m 54yds Gd /Sft TONGUESTRAP ON No. 1, 2, 7

BETTING FORECAST 5-4 Allaho, 7-4 Chacun Pour Soi, 9-2 Nube Negra, 12 First Flow, 33 Cilaos Emery, 50 Castlegrace Paddy, Daly Tiger

RACE 4 PREDICTOR The Predictor is a ‘Computer Generated’ predicted outcome of the race in visual form, generated by an algorithm of key factors (including eg current form, ratings and going.)

RACE VERDICT

A fascinating renewal seemingly dominated by Willie Mullins, with Allaho hard to oppose after a brilliant Cheltenham performance but many no doubt happy to give another chance to Chacun Pour Soi, who has a bit to find on Cheltenham form with NUBE NEGRA. [Johnny Ward] Source: Racing Post

SELECTION: NUBE NEGRA Next Best: Allaho

SELECTION: ALLAHO

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Racing Ahead The leading store sale at Cheltenham over the past decade, with another 5 winners in 2021 headed by Champion Chase winner Put The Kettle On. Part 1 is now two days of the best followed by a one-day Part 2, meaning store buyers will get everything they need from just one visit to Goffs.

Part 1 8 – 9 June 2021 Part 2 10 June 2021


5.55pm RACE 5

Trifecta Placepot

The Goffs Land Rover Bumper of €100,000 (Guaranteed by Goffs Bloodstock Sales Ltd)

Distance 2m100y

Winner €59,000 Second €20,000 Third €10,000 Fourth €5,000 Fifth €3,000 Sixth €2,000 Race conditions An I.N.H. flat race for four and

Winning Post Startpoint

five years old only that have not won a race under any N.H. Rules or Rules of Racing other than one, two or three I.N.H. flat races or N.H. flat races or a combination of such races and which had been offered in the Goffs Land Rover National Hunt Sale of August 4th and 5th, 2020 (Lots 1-532 inclusive) or had been catalogued in that sale and withdrawn and offered for sale at the Goffs UK 2020 Summer Sale, and have been declared by Goffs Bloodstock Sales Ltd. as being eligible to enter and run in accordance with the relevant Conditions of Sale. Weights 4-y-o 11st 6lbs; 5-y-o 12st 2lbs. Mares allowed 7lbs. Declared 24 COLOURS / RIDER

2m 100y

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

1 Miss J Townend (7)

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

Adamantly Chosen (Ire)



4 11-06

g Bay by Well Chosen - Sher’s Adamant (Shernazar)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Bred by: Martin Kenirons W P Mullins Owned by: Watch This Space Syndicate CARLOW Vendor: Rathmore Stud Price: €24,000

RACING POST VERDICT: Closely related to talented jumper Kylecrue who won 12 races, second-string for stable. Probable SP: 12/1

2

Mr J C Barry (5)

All For Rachel (Ire)



4 11-06

g Bay by Jet Away - Hannah Rose (Un Desperado)  Colours:  DARK BLUE, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Bred by: Paul Nolan Oliver McKiernan Owned by: Keep The Faith Syndicate DUBLIN Vendor: Mocklershill Stables Price: €50,000

RACING POST VERDICT: Half-brother to poimt/bumper/smart 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Zero Ten. Probable SP: 20/1

3

Mr D Kiely (7)

Brownstown Head (Ire)



4 11-06

g Bay by Getaway - Line Perle (Gold and Steel)  Colours:  MAROON, white epaulettes & chevrons on sleeves, qtd. cap Bred by: Cyril O’Hara Owned by: J Halley Vendor: Orchardstown Stud Price: €5,000

J Halley TIPPERARY

RACING POST VERDICT: Half-brother to a couple of winners who stayed 2m4f, may find this trip a bit short. Probable SP: 50/1

4

Carnfunnock (Ire)

5

Cherokee County (Ire)



4 11-06

g Bay by Getaway - Simply Erin (Gamut)  Colours:  LIGHT BLUE, dark blue seams, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, purple star Bred by: Edward McMahon S R B Crawford Mr N McParlan (3) Owned by: S R B Crawford ANTRIM Vendor: Oak Tree Farm Price: €20,000 RACING POST VERDICT: Unraced dam out of unraced half-sister to the talented Mount Benbulben, interesting. Probable SP: 25/1

Mr F Maguire



g Bay by Fame And Glory - Mylane du Charmil (Saint Cyrien)  Colours:  PINK & GREY DIAMONDS, pink sleeves, grey cap Bred by: Katie & Clare Gorman Owned by: Mrs D F O’Rourke Vendor: Brown Island Stables Price: €14,000

4 11-06 John Joseph Hanlon CARLOW

RACING POST VERDICT: Half-brother to a point winner, dam unraced half-sister to good 2m chaser Mahogany Blaze. Probable SP: 16/1 32


The Goffs Land Rover Bumper

COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

6

Coconoir (Ire) 26 

7

Da Capo Glory (Ire) 34 

8

Hemlock (GB) 26 

9

Heronord (Fr)

4 11-06

g Bay/Brown by Ocovango - Romy’s Birthday (Rudimentary)  Colours:  WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black cap, white diamond Bred by: J Conroy Leonard Paul Flynn Mr E Mahon (7) Owned by: John M Conroy LIMERICK Vendor: Peter Nolan Bloodstock 0 Price: €5,000 RACING POST VERDICT: 100-1 when tailed off on debut at Clonmel at the beginning of the month, one to rule out. Probable SP: 200/1 Career record 1 runs Coconoir 100/1 Mr T. Hamilton 11.6 last of 12 to Shantreusse 12.2 CLON 1 APR Bumper 2m Yld/Sft

4 11-06

g Bay by Fame And Glory - Oscar Ladensa (Oscar)  Colours:  ROYAL BLUE, yellow diamond, red sleeves, royal blue chevrons, royal blue cap Bred by: Mrs Caroline O’Driscoll Padraig Butler Mr D Allen (7) Owned by: Red Strand Syndicate CORK Vendor: Miltown Park Stud 3 Price: €6,000 RACING POST VERDICT: Shaped quite well when third in a point-to-point bumper at Tipperary, much stiffer task. Probable SP: 25/1 Career record 1 runs, 1 places Prize-money earned €720 Da Capo Glory 12/1 Mr D. Allen 11.2 4 1/2L 1/2L 3rd to Au Fleuron (FR) 11.9 TIPP 24 MAR 11rn Bumper 2m 2f Sft

4 11-06

g Bay by Walk In The Park - He Said She Said (Presenting)  Colours:  DARK BLUE, light blue seams, striped sleeves, white cap Bred by: Aiden Murphy W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins Owned by: Leinster Partnership CARLOW Vendor: Stone Lodge Stud 5 Price: €16,000 RACING POST VERDICT: Likely to be capable of much better than when unplaced first time out at Clonmel. Probable SP: 9/2 Career record 1 runs Prize-money earned €200 Hemlock (GB) 7/4Fav Mr P.W. Mullins 11.6 5L 5th of 12 to Shantreusse 12.2 CLON 1 APR Bumper 2m Yld/Sft



4 11-06

g Bay by Robin Du Nord - Queen Of Colours (Royal Academy)  Colours:  RED, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, red cap Bred by: Mme Jacqueline Blanchard & M Gerard Doyen Mr B O’Neill Owned by: Mrs K Browne Vendor: Rathturtin Stud Price: €18,000 RACING POST VERDICT: Half-brother to six winners, could go well for strong trainer/rider combinAtion. Probable SP: 10/1

10 Highlander Casseul (Fr) 57 

Paul Nolan WEXFORD

4 11-06

g Bay by Diamond Boy - Lady Tsana (True Brave)  Colours:  ORANGE, em. green star, em. green slvs, white armlet, white cap, em. green star Bred by: Mme Sandrine Lebon & M David Berot J G Coogan Mr P Byrnes (7) Owned by: Emmanuel Hughes KILDARE Vendor: Kilminfoyle House Stud 00 Price: €11,500 RACING POST VERDICT: Huge price when in rear in races at Naas and this venue, can be left out of calculations. Probable SP: 250/1 Career record 2 runs Highlander Casseul (FR) 150/1 Mr J.J. Walsh 11.2 last of 14 to Mighty Potter (FR) 11.9 here 1 MAR Bumper 2m 39yds Sft 150/1 Mr M. McGuane 11.2 19L 11th of 13 to Eyewitness (GB) 11.9 NAAS 13 FEB Bumper 1m 7f 120yds Yld/Sft

11 Hollington (Fr) 

4 11-06?+2

g Grey by Cokoriko - Banquise (Fragrant Mix)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN, dark green sleeves, dark green cap, emerald green spots Bred by: M Evan Hanbury S R B Crawford Mr B G Crawford (7) Owned by: Simon Munir & Isaac Souede ANTRIM Vendor: Glacken View Price: €68,000 RACING POST VERDICT: Dam half-sister to Welsh National winner Raz De Maree and to good brodmare Latitude,. Probable SP: 16/1 33

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5.55pm RACE 5 COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

12 Hume Street (Ire) 

4 11-06

g Bay by Soldier of Fortune - Pearl Heart (Flemensfirth)  Colours:  RED, light blue stars, red sleeves, white cap, red star Bred by: M & P O’Connor Owned by: Oliver Barden Vendor: Parkdota Stud Price: €33,000

Mr J J Walsh (7)

P J Rothwell WICKLOW

RACING POST VERDICT: Dam unplaced over hurdles is as sister to Grade 1 chase winner First Lieutenant,. Probable SP: 50/1

13 Huntingtown (Ire) 14 

g Bay by Presenting - Jay Lo (Glacial Storm)  Colours:  ROYAL BLUE, tartan sash & sleeves, royal blue cap Bred by: Miss Sharon Spillane Mr T Hamilton Owned by: D F O’Rourke Vendor: Rathbarry Stud 4 Price: €26,000 RACING POST VERDICT: Promise when fourth at Fairyhouse a fortnight ago, open to improvement. Probable SP: 10/1 Career record 1 runs, 1 places Prize-money earned €600 Huntingtown 12/1 Mr Pat Taaffe 10.11 1/2L 1 3/4L hd 4th to Mary’s Pride 10.9 FAIR 13 APR 16rn Bumper 2m Gd/Yld

14 Hurrican Dream (Ire) 

g Bay by Maxios - Welfare (Cape Cross)  Colours:  DARK BLUE, white star, white sleeves, red stars, red cap Bred by: Mr Andrew McNally Owned by: White Star Racing Partnership Vendor: White Star Bloodstock Ltd

Mr A P Fahey (7)

4 11-06 E J O’Grady TIPPERARY

4 11-06 P G Fahey KILDARE

RACING POST VERDICT: First foal, dam by Cape Cross an unraced half-sister to Group-placed winner Tamelly. Probable SP: 66/1

15 Kells Priory (Ire) 48 

Mr P A King (5) 7

g Bay by Valirann - Kells Hall (Westerner)  Colours:  WHITE, royal blue disc & chevrons on sleeves, white cap Bred by: Mrs Assumpta O’Brien Owned by: Nicholas Teehan Vendor: Rathmore Stud Price: €10,000

4 11-06 Louise G Lyons KILKENNY

R ACING POST VERDICT: Towards the back on debut at Wexford last month, makes no appeal. Probable SP: 100/1 Career record 1 runs Kells Priory 18/1 Mr J.W. Hendrick 10.7 48L 7th of 8fn, 9rn to The Gossiper 12.0 WEX 10 MAR Bumper 2m Hvy

16 Laffite (Ire) 

4 11-06

17 Merlin Giant (Fr) 

4 11-06

18 Nonbinding (Ire) 

4 11-06

g Bay by Lucky Speed - La Brave (Villez)  Colours: ORANGE, dark blue triple diamond, dark blue sleeves, orange seams, dark blue cap, orange diamond Bred by: Mrs B Kennedy Mrs Denise Foster Ms L O’Neill Owned by: Dee L’Estrange & Mrs Caren Walsh & John F Doyle & R Bannerman MEATH Vendor: Galbertstown Stables Price: €30,000 RACING POST VERDICT: Half-brother to a Nicky Henderson-trained bumper winner, dam a sister to Voy Por Ustedes. Probable SP: 12/1

g Bay by Camelot - Moon Giant (Giant’s Causeway)  Colours:  GREY & WHITE STRIPES, black cap Bred by: Mme Ilse Smits Emmet Mullins Mr E P O’Brien (7) Owned by: George Mullins CARLOW Vendor: Peter Nolan Bloodstock Price: €30,000 RACING POST VERDICT: Dam unraced half-sister to Group 3 winner/Derby third Astrology and to a 2m Listed winner. Probable SP: 10/1

g Bay by Kalanisi - Mirazur (Good Thyne)  Colours:  LIGHT BLUE, orange hoop, orange armlet, quartered cap Bred by: Kenneth Parkhill Mrs Denise Foster Mr J J Codd Owned by: Alymer Stud Limited MEATH Vendor: Castletown Quarry Stud Price: €135,000 RACING POST VERDICT: Half-brother to five winners including Cheltenham Bumper hero Ferny Hollow, obvious claims. Probable SP: 5/2

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The Goffs Land Rover Bumper COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

19 Speaker Thomas (Ire) 

g Bay by Presenting - Royal Bride (Kayf Tara)  Colours:  ROYAL BLUE, tartan sash & sleeves, red cap Bred by: B & N Mcgoldrick Owned by: D F O’Rourke & Ms Diane O’Rourke Vendor: Yellowford Farm Price: €16,000

Mr A Leahy (7)

4 11-06 John Joseph Hanlon CARLOW

RACING POST VERDICT: Half-brother to point/bumper winner Picanha and to another point winner, others preferred. Probable SP: 66/1

20 Springwell Bay (GB) 

4 11-06

21 Summer In Dublin (Ire) 

4 11-06

g Bay by Kayf Tara - Winning Counsel (Leading Counsel)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, light blue & yellow striped cap Bred by: J R Weston Ms Margaret Mullins Mr D O’Connor Owned by: Patrick M Hogan & Ms Margaret Mullins KILKENNY Vendor: Redpender Stud Price: €26,000 RACING POST VERDICT: Closely related to three-time hurdles winner Mint Condition, interesting with top rider up. Probable SP: 8/1

g Grey by Walk In The Park - Quality Street (Literato)  Colours:  YELLOW, black sash, striped cap Bred by: Michael Tobin David Harry Kelly Mr H C Swan (7) Owned by: Mrs T Hyde TIPPERARY Vendor: Shanaville Stables Price: €21,000 RACING POST VERDICT: Dam a half-sister to German 1m Listed winner Quadrupa and to bumper/jumps winners. Probable SP: 25/1

(Ire)  22 gWatashock Chesnut by Sholokhov - What A Princess (Alderbrook) 

4 11-06?+2

Colours: YELLOW, royal blue braces, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow stars Bred by: Peter and Ann Downes W J Burke Owned by: P H Betts CORK Mr T Feeney (7) Vendor: Peria Stud Price: €31,000 RACING POST VERDICT: Dam unraced half-sister to top-class performers Celestial Gold and Fiveforthree. Probable SP: 20/1

(Ire)  23 Whatsavailable g Bay by Saddler Maker - Melancholy Hill (Marju) 

4 11-06

Colours:  EM. GREEN,orange star,em.green sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars Bred by: Mr Padraic Donohoe M F Morris Owned by: R A Scott TIPPERARY Mr Pat Taaffe (7) Vendor: Stone Lodge Stud Price: €75,000 RACING POST VERDICT: Dam a modest Flat maiden placed over hurdles, sister to the versatile Bob’s Pride. Probable SP: 12/1

Goodwill (GB)  24 Hunting f Bay by Walk In The Park - Garden City (Shernazar) 

Colours:  ORANGE, royal blue diamond, royal blue diamonds on cap Bred by: Patrick Fennessy Owned by: N D Kennelly Vendor: Ballinaroone Stud

Mr A McMahon (7)

4 10-13?+2 David Harry Kelly TIPPERARY

RACING POST VERDICT: Half-sister to four winners including Scottish Champion Hurdle winner Raya Time. Probable SP: 16/1 ?+2 indicates that the rider may carry 2lb over weight on the day BETTING FORECAST 5-2 Nonbinding, 9-2 Hemlock, 8 Springwell Bay, 10 Heronord, Huntingtown, Merlin Giant, 12 Adamantly Chosen, Laffite, Whatsavailable, 16 Cherokee County, Hollington, Hunting Goodwill, 20 All For Rachel, Watashock, 25 Carnfunnock, Da Capo Glory, Summer In Dublin, 50 Brownstown Head, Hume Street, 66 Hurrican Dream, Speaker Thomas, 100 Kells Priory, 200 Coconoir, 250 Highlander Casseul

RACE 5 PREDICTOR The Predictor is a ‘Computer Generated’ predicted outcome of the race in visual form, generated by an algorithm of key factors (including eg current form, ratings and going.)

RACE VERDICT

Gordon Elliott has supplied three of the last five winners of this race and expensive purchase NONBINDING, a half-brother to Grade 1 bumper winner Ferny Hollow, may enhance that fine Cullentra House record. Hemlock is the selected of the Mullins pair but needs to step up on his Clonmel run. Huntingtown showed promise at Fairyhouse. Springwell Bay and Merlin Giant and Whatsavailable are among the most interesting newcomers. Source: Racing Post

SELECTION: NONBINDING Next Best: Hemlock

SELECTION: HEMLOCK

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6.30pm RACE 6 The Dooley Insurance Group Champion Novice Steeplechase of €100,000 (Grade 1)

Trifecta Placepot

Distance 3m120y

(Registered as The Ellier) (Generously sponsored by Dooley Insurance Group)

Winner €59,000 Second €20,000 Third €10,000 Fourth €5,000 Race conditions A novice steeplechase for five

Declared 4

years old and upwards. Weights 5-y-o 11st 7lbs; 6-y-o and up 11st 12lbs. Mares allowed 7lbs. COLOURS / RIDER

3m 120yds

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

1

Winning Post Startpoint Open ditch Fence

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

Envoi Allen (Fr) 40 

g Bay by Muhtathir - Reaction (Saint Des Saints)  Colours:  RED, white sash, royal blue cap Bred by: M Bruno Vagne Rachael Blackmore 1111-1f Owned by: Cheveley Park Stud

TStrap,

7 11-12

Henry de Bromhead WATERFORD

R ACING POST VERDICT: Unbeaten prior to Cheltenham fall; won Drinmore previously; decent ground can help with 3m. Probable SP: 11/8 Career record 12 runs, 11 wins, 11 places Strike-Rate 91 % Prize-money earned €383,115 Envoi Allen (FR) 11 N.H. wins €387,844.20 C -- Handicap Rating 164 Jack Kennedy 11.4 (TS) fell in race won by Chantry House 11.4 CHELTENHAM 18 MAR 8rn nov.ch Grade 1 2m 3f 168yds Gd /Sft 1/2Fav J.W. Kennedy 12.0 (TS) won 3 1/2L 14L from Fils D’oudairies (FR) 11.3 and Dinny Lacey 11.3 here 17 JAN 5rn nov.ch Grade 3 2m 4f Hvy 2/11Fav J.W. Kennedy 11.12 (TS) won 8 1/2L 4 3/4L from Assemble (GB) 11.12 and Home By The Lee 11.12 FAIR 29 NOV 20 4rn nov. ch Grade 1 2m 4f Sft

2 Bryan Cooper

Franco De Port (Fr) 23 

g Brown by Coastal Path - Ruth (Agent Bleu)  Colours:  DARK BLUE, yellow hoop, white sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow star Bred by: M Patrick Joubert & S C E A Haras De Saint Voir p11-252 Owned by: Bruton Street V

6 11-12 W P Mullins CARLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: Much better when Grade 1 second at Fairyhouse; steps up in trip and hard to fancy. Probable SP: 33/1 Career record 10 runs, 4 wins, 7 places Strike-Rate 40 % Prize-money earned €130,989 Franco De Port (FR) 4 N.H. wins €84,450.50 -- Handicap Rating 153 8/1 HR154 B.J. Cooper 11.12 4 1/4L 2nd to Janidil (FR) 11.12 FAIR 4 APR 9rn nov.ch Grade 1 2m 4f Yld Paul Townend 11.4 40L last of 5 to Shishkin 11.4 CHELTENHAM 16 MAR nov.ch Grade 1 1m 7f 199yds Sft 5/1 HR156 B.J. Cooper 11.12 10L 2nd to Energumene (FR) 11.12 LEP 6 FEB 9rn nov.ch Grade 1 2m 1f 57yds Sft

3 Paul Townend

Monkfish (Ire) 41 

g Chesnut by Stowaway - Martovic (Old Vic)  Colours:  PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Bred by: Cyril O’Hara 1111-11 Owned by: Mrs S Ricci

7 11-12 W P Mullins CARLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: RPRs of 170 in Leopardstown and Cheltenham wins coming here; very hard to oppose. Probable SP: 10/11 Career record 9 runs, 7 wins, 9 places Strike-Rate 77 % Prize-money earned €311,763 Monkfish 8 N.H. wins €395,998.80 -- Handicap Rating 163 Paul Townend 11.4 won 6 1/2L 11L from Fiddlerontheroof 11.4 and The Big Breakaway 11.4 CHELTENHAM 17 MAR 6rn nov.ch Grade 1 3m 80yds Gd /Sft 1/2Fav HR158 P. Townend 11.12 won 11L 6L from Latest Exhibition 11.12 and Andy Dufresne 11.12 LEP 7 FEB 8rn nov.ch Grade 1 2m 5f 93yds Sft 1/2Fav P. Townend 11.12 won 3L 58L from Latest Exhibition 11.12 and Conflated 11.12 LEP 29 DEC 20 6rn nov.ch Grade 1 3m Yld

4 Danny Mullins

Colreevy (Ire) 39 

8 11-05

f Bay by Flemensfirth - Poetics Girl (Saddlers’ Hall)  Colours:  BLUE, white birds eye, white cap Bred by: N Flynn 2511-11 Owned by: Mrs N Flynn

W P Mullins CARLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: Mare is tough; interesting getting her allowance stepped up in trip but very tough task. Probable SP: 8/1 Career record 14 runs, 8 wins, 12 places Strike-Rate 57 % Prize-money earned €265,449 Colreevy 8 N.H. wins €246,912.70 C -- Handicap Rating 158 Paul Townend 11.7 won 1/2L 2 3/4L from Elimay (FR) 11.5 and Shattered Love 11.2 CHELTENHAM 19 MAR 11rn chse Grade 2 2m 4f 127yds Gd /Sft 4/5Fav P. Townend 11.9 won 12L 10L from Mount Ida 11.5 and Western Victory 11.2 THU 27 JAN 9rn nov.ch Grade 2 2m 4f 48yds Sft/Hvy 5/1 D.E. Mullins 11.5 won 1/2L 16L from Pencilfulloflead 11.12 and Janidil (FR) 11.12 LIM 26 DEC 20 5rn nov.ch Grade 1 2m 3f 160yds Hvy TONGUESTRAP ON No. 1 38


BETTING FORECAST 10-11 Monkfish, 11-8 Envoi Allen, 8 Colreevy, 33 Franco De Port

RACE 6 PREDICTOR The Predictor is a ‘Computer Generated’ predicted outcome of the race in visual form, generated by an algorithm of key factors (including eg current form, ratings and going.)

RACE VERDICT

A race for the ages. MONKFISH is readily preferred, as Envoi Allen blotted his copybook at Cheltenham when alarmingly weak in the market in face of what seemed a straightforward task. He steps up in trip and has a bit to prove, for all that he remains hugely exciting. The selection is a superb performer and jumps like a pro. [Johnny Ward] Source: Racing Post

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1.

HURDLE

2.

UP BANK

3.

JOE’S HEDGE

4.

RUBY’S DOUBLE

5.

AINTREE LAUREL

6.

DROP BANK

7.

DROP BANK/DITCH

8.

DROP BANK

9.

LIMERICK LAUREL HEDGE

10.

THE CHELTENHAM BANK

11.

UP BANK

12.

LAUREL DROP BANK

13.

DROP BANK

14.

THE OLD DOUBLE

15.

RISK OF THUNDER FENCE

16.

Cross Country Steeplechase 3M

LAUREL BANK

17.

KILDARE HUNT HEDGES

18.

THE CANAL TURN

19.

THE GALWAY DOUBLE

20.

THE GALWAY DOUBLE

21.

DROP FENCE

22.

COUNTRY LAUREL

23.

RUBYS DOUBLE

24.

JOE’S HEDGE

25.

GLENDALOUGH DROP HEDGE

26.

BIRCH BARRELLS

27.

POINT TO POINT FENCE

28.

HURDLE

Fences 23 & 24 are bypassed on the Left Hand Side

20 21

26 Start

25

22 23

24 27

Finish

28

FR. SEAN BREEN REMEMBERED AT PUNCHESTOWN In a fitting tribute to the late Fr. Breen, The Kildare Hunt Club Fr. Sean Breen Memorial Steeplechase for the Ladies Cup will take place today. Fr. Sean Breen was an ambassador for National Hunt Racing and we at Punchestown are delighted to honour him in this appropriate way. It is only fitting that all the friends of ‘The Breener’ would feel part of today’s event. We all have one thing in common – we all loved him. Furthermore I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Kildare Hunt Club who have generously sponsored the race. Conor O’Neill, Punchestown CEO.


A Brief History of Kildare Hunt Club by David Mongey Chairman of Punchestown The Kildare Hunt Club was founded in 1751 in the late 18th century. Before that time, there was a record of three private hunt packs, Mr Thomas Connolly’s (The Squire ) of Castletown, the Rt Hon WB Ponsonby’s of Bishopscourt, whose name “ The Farmers Race” is named after and Mr John Kennedy of JohnstownKennedy who Lord Mayo called “the Father of the Kildare Hunt”. The aristocratic complexion of County Kildare underwent another significant evolution during the 1790’s when five of its wealthiest families were advanced in the Ascendancy, as the hierarchy of Irish gentry and nobility became known. Amongst these were the forebears of three men who would play a key role in the history of the Kildare Hunt Club. The Marquis of Drogheda, the Earl of Clonmel and the Earls of Mayo. For the next century, virtually every aspect of life in the county was determined by these families along with the Dukes of Leinster, the Barons de Robeck and dynasties such as Aylmex, Connolly, Eustace, Wolf, Ponsonby, Henry, De Burg and La Touche. As can be seen from the above the early historical background of the Kildare Hunt was moulded by the dominance of the landowning aristocracy. Many of the landlords wielded considerable political, sporting and social power not only in Ireland but England as well. It was a period of elegance and extravagance for the ruling classes which would be extinguished by the horrors of the First World War. The factors which exerted such influence a century ago have long faded away. Now the responsibility of the Kildare Hunt Club is in the hands of the men & women of Kildare who have managed to retain the traditions of the past and also understands its responsibility in passing on those traditions to the future. The Hunt Club used to host its races in various locations around the country and in the 1840’s and during mastership of John La Touché the members of the Kildare Hunt Club decided to buy the lands at Punchestown. Those lands today are still held in trust by the Trustees of the Kildare Hunt Club for the use and promotion of all equestrian sports. This is a very important week for the Kildare Hunt Club and its Management Team at Punchestown. The National Hunt Festival at Punchestown, in April, is a national institution. It plays a very important role in the social, cultural and economical activity of the country not to mention the owners, sponsors, trainers and jockeys who try to add their names to the winning board. It gives the Kildare Hunt Club great pleasure to sponsor the 7th race today which is in memory of Fr Sean Breen. Fr Sean was a true friend to Punchestown and avid supporter of Horse Racing.


7.00pm RACE 7

Trifecta

The Kildare Hunt Club Fr Sean Breen Memorial Steeplechase for the Ladies Perpetual Cup of €10,000 Distance 3m1f

(Generously sponsored by the Kildare Hunt Club)

Winner €5,900 Second €2,000 Third €1,000 Fourth €500 Fifth €300 Sixth €200 Race conditions A steeplechase for †Certified

Weights 5-y-o 11st 4lbs; 6-y-o and up 11st 9lbs. Mares allowed 7lbs. Declared 16

Hunters five years old and upwards that have between 7th October, 2017 and 21st April, 2021 in Ireland or Great Britain, been placed first, second, third or fourth, in a steeplechase confined to Certified Hunters or in a Point-to-Point Steeplechase and have not won more than two steeplechases confined to Certified Hunters (over a special Bank/Chase Course).

1.

HURDLE

2.

UP BANK

3.

JOE’S HEDGE

4.

RUBY’S DOUBLE

5.

AINTREE LAUREL

6.

DROP BANK

7.

DROP BANK/DITCH

8.

DROP BANK

9.

LIMERICK LAUREL HEDGE

10.

THE CHELTENHAM BANK

11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Cross Country Steeplechase 3M

UP BANK LAUREL DROP BANK DROP BANK THE OLD DOUBLE RISK OF THUNDER FENCE

16.

LAUREL BANK

17.

KILDARE HUNT HEDGES

18.

THE CANAL TURN

19.

THE GALWAY DOUBLE

20.

THE GALWAY DOUBLE

21.

DROP FENCE

22.

COUNTRY LAUREL

23.

RUBYS DOUBLE

24.

JOE’S HEDGE

25.

GLENDALOUGH DROP HEDGE

26.

BIRCH BARRELLS

27.

POINT TO POINT FENCE

28.

HURDLE

20 21

Fences 23 & 24 are bypassed on the Left Hand Side

COLOURS / RIDER

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

1

26 Start

25

22 23

24 27

Finish

28

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

Enniskillen (Ire) 436 

16 12-00

C,T,

g Bay by Witness Box - First of April (Presenting)  Colours:  PINK, light blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots Bred by: J and P Bannon Mr B O Walsh (7) 3906-5- Owned by: A Weld

Peter Maher KILDARE

R ACING POST VERDICT: Festival regular, won this event in 2017, absent for 14 months, big task at the age of 16. Probable SP: 20/1 Career record 36 runs, 1 wins, 11 places Strike-Rate 2 % Prize-money earned €21,012 Enniskillen 1 N.H. win €9,240.00 C (PtoP) 7/1 Derek O’Connor 20L 5th to Rewritetherules PUNCHESTOWN 16-FEB-20 11r7f 3m Sft/Hvy (PtoP) 7/1 J L Scallan 22L 6th to Vital Island LINGSTOWN 24-NOV-19 10r Open 3m 1f Yld/Sft 66/1 D.E. Mullins 11.4 (CP) (TS) 82L 13th of 15fn, 17rn to Yanworth (GB) 11.4 here 17 NOV 19 chse 3m Sft

2 Mr R W Barron (7) 50-ppp-

Baily Fox (Ire) 154 

9 11-09

g Bay by Milan - Shed (Halling)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN, white hoop, emerald green cap, white diamonds Bred by: Mr Eamonn Bracken John F Gleeson Owned by: John F Gleeson LIMERICK

R ACING POST VERDICT: Three-time winner in points, has struggled in previous attempts over this course. Probable SP: 66/1 Career record 7 runs Baily Fox 150/1 D.J. McInerney 11.6 p.u. in race won by Neverushacon 11.11 here 24 NOV 20 17rn chse 3m Sft (PtoP) S M O’Brien p.u. in race won by Vital Island LINGSTOWN 22-NOV-20 8r5f Open 3m 1f Sft (PtoP) Ms L Costello p.u. in race won by Aloneamongmillions DROMAHANE 08-NOV-20 8r7f Open 3m Yld/Sft

3

Dubai Dandy (Ire) 129 

CPiece,

9 11-09

g Bay by Dubai Destination - Frog Street (Orchestra)  Colours:  DARK GREEN, red triple diamond, red diamonds on sleeves, dark green cap Bred by: Ger and Eileen Ryan Edward Creighton Mr C Smithers (7) p-pp21- Owned by: Gerard Anthony Ryan TIPPERARY R ACING POST VERDICT: Maiden point winner in December at 16th attempt, pulled-up on both starts in hunter chases. Probable SP: 66/1 Career record 2 runs Dubai Dandy (PtoP) C Smithers won 6L from Skylanna Scatman and Spider Cullen MOIG SOUTH 19-DEC-20 8r4f Gelds Mdn 3m Hvy (PtoP) C Smithers 6L 2nd to Mahler Of Autumn MAINSTOWN 06-DEC-20 7r6f Gelds Mdn 3m Yld (PtoP) E Dwan p.u. in race won by Striking Out (GB) TURTULLA 15-NOV-20 15r5f Mdn 3m Sft

4 Mr F Maguire

Festival Opera (Ire) 72 

g Bay by Milan - Coco Opera (Lafontaine)  Colours:  BLACK, orange cross sashes & sleeves, quartered cap Bred by: R Lynch p1-04-p Owned by: Denis P Beary

13 11-09 J P Dempsey KILDARE

R ACING POST VERDICT: Third in this event in 2018, no sign of that form in three subsequent runs over the course. Probable SP: 20/1 Career record 17 runs, 4 places Prize-money earned €5,400 Festival Opera 125/1 J.P. O’Sullivan 10.13 p.u. in race won by Shady Operator 11.6 here 14 FEB 17rn chse 3m 1f Sft (PtoP) 5/1 F Maguire 22L 4th to Stand Up And Fight LINGSTOWN 08-MAR-20 13r7f Open 3m 1f Sft 33/1 L.P. Dempsey 11.4 (TS) 59L 12th of 14 to Neverushacon 11.11 here 18 FEB 20 chse 3m 1f Hvy 44


The Kildare Hunt Club Fr Sean Breen Memorial Steeplechase for the Ladies Perpetual Cup COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

5

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

Fiston Du Mou (Fr) 22 

B,T,

6 11-09

g Bay by Cokoriko - Jane Du Mou (Dress Parade)  Colours:  WHITE & YELLOW QUARTERED, yellow chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Bred by: E A R L Domaine Du Mou Sean Thomas Doyle Mr L P Gilligan (7) 4p1-854 Owned by: Donnchadh Doyle WEXFORD RACING POST VERDICT: Relatively young horse with potential to improve, unlikely to be good enough at this stage. Probable SP: 12/1 Career record 3 runs, 1 places Prize-money earned €640 Fiston Du Mou (FR) 16/1 Mr L.P. Gilligan 12.2 (CP) 4L 6 1/2L 2 3/4L 4th to Wrong Direction 12.0 CK 5 APR 14rn hnt.ch 3m Gd 28/1 Mr P. Rogan 11.9 (CP) 21L 5th of 7fn, 13rn to Big Leg Up 11.9 DWNP 21 MAR hnt.ch 2m 7f 100yds Gd/Yld 9/2 Mr P. Rogan 11.9 (CP) 46L 8th of 10fn, 14rn to Complete Sizing (FR) 12.2 CLON 4 MAR hnt.ch 2m 4f Sft/Hvy

6 Mr E Shaw (7)

Makeshift (Ire) 143 

7 11-09

g Bay by Winged Love - Native Breeze (Flemensfirth)  Colours:  LIGHT GREEN & YELLOW DIABOLO, light green sleeves, yellow cap Bred by: Hugh Suffern Miss M Harding 7p545p- Owned by: Miss Niamh Carol Hennessy CORK

RACING POST VERDICT: 1-15 in points, failed to reach the first three in six outings during the autumn campaign. Probable SP: 100/1 Makeshift (PtoP) E Shaw p.u. in race won by Arctic Comet KINSALE (2) 05-DEC-20 8r3f Wnr of One 3m Sft (PtoP) E Shaw 14L 5th to Vital Island LINGSTOWN 22-NOV-20 8r5f Open 3m 1f Sft (PtoP) E Shaw dist 4th to Crystal Glory (GB) TATTERSALLS 25-OCT-20 9r6f Wnr of One 3m Sft

7 Mr L J Murphy (7) p/-ppp-

Mia’s Milan (Ire) 135 

CPiece,

13 11-09

g Bay by Milan - Manta Vision (Golden Love)  Colours:  RED, white epaulettes, white sleeves, red chevrons, white & red hooped cap Bred by: Martin Healy Denis Paul Murphy Owned by: Hugh J Doyle WEXFORD

R ACING POST VERDICT: Ran well in two outings here at the 2018 festival, struggled during autumn points campaign. Probable SP: 16/1 Career record 5 runs, 2 places Prize-money earned €1,962 Mia’s Milan (PtoP) H D Dunne p.u. in race won by High Stakes STRADBALLY 13-DEC-20 15r4f Wnr of Three 3m Sft (PtoP) C Smithers p.u. in race won by Current Mood (GB) MAINSTOWN 06-DEC-20 11r5f Wnr of Two 3m Yld (PtoP) R James p.u. in race won by Vital Island LINGSTOWN 22-NOV-20 8r5f Open 3m 1f Sft

8 Mr T J Love (7)

Michael’s Pick (Ire) 37 

7 11-09

g Chesnut by Presenting - Boragh Thyme (Simply Great)  Colours:  MAROON, emerald green striped sleeves, quartered cap Bred by: Cathy Sammon 231p-07 Owned by: Mrs D A Love

Ciaran Murphy WESTMEATH

R ACING POST VERDICT: Tailed off over course and trip in February, last of seven in a hunter chase on latest. Probable SP: 100/1 Career record 13 runs, 2 places Prize-money earned €1,312 Michael’s Pick 33/1 Mr T.J. Love 11.9 38L last of 7fn, 13rn to Big Leg Up 11.9 DWNP 21 MAR hnt.ch 2m 7f 100yds Gd/Yld 80/1 P.D. Kennedy 11.6 last of 12fn, 17rn to Shady Operator 11.6 here 14 FEB chse 3m 1f Sft 25/1 Mr T.J. Love 11.9 p.u. in race won by Staker Wallace 12.2 LIM 30 DEC 20 10rn hnt.ch 2m 6f 120yds Hvy

9 Mr G A Spain (7)

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Precious Bounty (Ire) 54 

7 11-09

g Bay by Yeats - Zaharath Al Bustan (Gulch)  Colours:  ROYAL BLUE, white seams, striped sleeves & cap Bred by: Mrs O O’Leary Lucey Owned by: Gerard A Spain

S Curling TIPPERARY

R ACING POST VERDICT: Pulled-up over this course in February, same fate in hunter chase at Clonmel last time. Probable SP: 66/1 Career record 13 runs, 3 places Prize-money earned €6,412 Precious Bounty 28/1 HR102 Mr G.A. Spain 11.9 (CP) (TS) p.u. in race won by Complete Sizing (FR) 12.2 CLON 4 MAR 14rn hnt.ch 2m 4f Sft/Hvy 80/1 Mr G.A. Spain 10.13 (TS) p.u. in race won by Shady Operator 11.6 here 14 FEB 17rn chse 3m 1f Sft (PtoP) G A Spain 14L 5th to Arctic Comet LISRONAGH 07-NOV-20 15r8f Mdn 3m Yld/Sft

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7.00pm RACE 7 COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

10 Saint Benedict (Ire) 37  Mr H C Swan (7)

Blinkers,

7 11-09

g Bay by Milan - J’Y Reste (Freedom Cry)  Colours:  MAUVE, mauve cap, pink star Bred by: Mr George Clohessy 35-222u Owned by: Mrs T P Hyde & Mrs T Hyde

E Bolger LIMERICK

R ACING POST VERDICT: Useful maiden hunter chaser, becoming expensive to follow but has to be taken seriously. Probable SP: 3/1 Career record 8 runs, 4 places Prize-money earned €7,735 Saint Benedict 13/8Fav Mr H.C. Swan 11.9 (BK) u.r. in race won by Big Leg Up 11.9 DWNP 21 MAR 13rn hnt.ch 2m 7f 100yds Gd/Yld 11/10Fav Mr H.C. Swan 11.9 (BK) 9 1/2L 2nd to Cloudy Tuesday 11.9 THU 11 MAR 12rn hnt.ch 3m 186yds Hvy 4/7Fav Mr H.C. Swan 11.9 (BK) 6L 2nd to Complete Sizing (FR) 12.2 CLON 4 MAR 14rn hnt.ch 2m 4f Sft/Hvy

11 Singing Banjo (Ire) 24  Mr B J Walsh (7)

11 11-09

CPiece,

g Bay by Generous - Mille Fleurs (Mister Mat)  Colours:  YELLOW, red chevrons on sleeves, red cap Bred by: Joseph Cunningham 21p-647 Owned by: J P Walsh

P J Rothwell WICKLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: Modest points record, not disgraced when remote sixth over course and trip in February. Probable SP: 16/1 Career record 8 runs, 2 places Prize-money earned €2,030 Singing Banjo 250/1 HR81 Mr B.J. Walsh 11.9 (CP) 67L last of 7fn, 11rn to Solomn Grundy 11.9 FAIR 3 APR hnt.ch 3m 150yds Yld 80/1 HR81 Mr B.J. Walsh 11.9 (CP) 10L 1/2L 1 1/2L 4th to Big Leg Up 11.9 DWNP 21 MAR 13rn hnt.ch 2m 7f 100yds Gd/Yld 125/1 Mr B.J. Walsh 10.13 (CP) 57L 6th of 12fn, 17rn to Shady Operator 11.6 here 14 FEB chse 3m 1f Sft

12 Subset (Ire) 22  Mr A Murphy (7)

7 11-09

g Bay by Dahjee - Secret Flutter (Entrepreneur)  Colours:  WHITE, maroon panel & sleeves, white cap Bred by: Peter O’Grady pp15p-8 Owned by: P A O’Grady

Ciaran Murphy WESTMEATH

R ACING POST VERDICT: Maiden point winner, major improvement needed from his recent hunter chase run at Cork. Probable SP: 50/1 Career record 18 runs, 1 places Prize-money earned €585 Subset 22/1 Mr A. Murphy 12.2 40L 8th of 9fn, 14rn to Wrong Direction 12.0 CK 5 APR hnt.ch 3m Gd (PtoP) T D Geoghegan p.u. in race won by Fanamix (FR) KNOCKMULLEN HOUSE 08-NOV-20 11r3f Wnr of One 3m Sft (PtoP) T D Geoghegan 9L 5th to Its All Guesswork UMMA HOUSE 18-OCT-20 10r6f Open 3m Gd/Yld

13 Three Loud Knocks (Ire) 22  Mr J C Barry (5)

9 11-09

g Chesnut by Mahler - Our Heritage (Topanoora)  Colours:  PURPLE, yellow sash, purple cap, yellow star Bred by: Brian Carr p6-pup8 Owned by: W G Hanly

Brian Mortell LIMERICK

R ACING POST VERDICT: Has struggled in points and hunter chases since returning after a prolonged absence. Probable SP: 66/1 Career record 6 runs Prize-money earned €85 Three Loud Knocks 150/1 Mr S. Staples 11.9 18L 8th of 11 to Warriors Tale (GB) 11.11 CK 5 APR hnt.ch 2m 4f Gd 50/1 Mr J.C. Barry 11.11 p.u. in race won by Cloudy Tuesday 11.9 THU 11 MAR 12rn hnt.ch 3m 186yds Hvy 300/1 Mr E.P. O’Brien 11.2 u.r. in race won by Jury Duty 11.13 THU 25 FEB 15rn hnt.ch 3m 201yds Hvy

14 Tout Paris (Fr) 22  Mr R Sugrue (7)

g Bay by Kapgarde - Parice De La Borie (Mansonnien)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN, yellow stars, red cap Bred by: Mme Celine Sirven Gualde p4p/-57 Owned by: Sean Thomas Doyle

Hood,

Sean Thomas Doyle WEXFORD

R ACING POST VERDICT: Little merit in his form, finished behind stablemate Fiston Du Mou at Cork. Probable SP: 66/1 Career record 2 runs Prize-money earned €200 Tout Paris (FR) 40/1 Mr J.W. Hendrick 12.0 (H) (TS) 18L 7th of 9fn, 14rn to Wrong Direction 12.0 CK 5 APR hnt.ch 3m Gd 25/1 Mr J.W. Hendrick 11.9 (H) (TS) 65L 5th of 7fn, 12rn to Cloudy Tuesday 11.9 THU 11 MAR hnt.ch 3m 186yds Hvy (PtoP) 7/1 J W Hendrick p.u. in race won by Corran Cross TINAHELY 17-NOV-19 10r7f Mdn 3m Sft

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The Kildare Hunt Club Fr Sean Breen Memorial Steeplechase for the Ladies Perpetual Cup COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

15 Vital Island (Ire) 72  Mr J J Codd

g Bay by Trans Island - Persian Pearl (Hurricane Sky)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN, mauve sash & sleeves, emerald green cap Bred by: Mr Thomas Hughes 1-p81-0 Owned by: R P O’Keeffe

TStrap,

9 11-09

R P O’Keeffe WEXFORD

R ACING POST VERDICT: Second in 4m2f La Touche Cup here in 2019, soundly beaten on subsequent course attempts. Probable SP: 10/1 Career record 10 runs, 2 places Prize-money earned €7,107 Vital Island 50/1 Mr T. Power Roche 10.13 (TS) 10th of 12fn, 17rn to Shady Operator 11.6 here 14 FEB chse 3m 1f Sft (PtoP) T P Roche won 8L 6L 2L from Singing Banjo and Auvergnat (FR) LINGSTOWN 22-NOV-20 8r5f Open 3m 1f Sft 50/1 Mr M.J. Scallan 10.11 (TS) 25L 8th of 14 to Neverushacon 11.11 here 18 FEB 20 chse 3m 1f Hvy

16 Youcannotbeserious (Ire) 728  Mr D O’Connor

15/-2/-

9 11-09

g Brown by Presenting - Dare To Venture (Darazari)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, white cap Bred by: Mr Raymond Egan Owned by: John P McManus

E Bolger LIMERICK

R ACING POST VERDICT: Absent since second to a stablemate in this race two years ago, sure to be fit and ready. Probable SP: 11/10 Career record 8 runs, 6 places Prize-money earned €10,082 Youcannotbeserious 4/5Fav Mr D. O’Connor 11.7 3 3/4L 2nd to Blue Templar 11.1 here 30 APR 19 17rn hnt.ch 3m 1f Gd 7/4Fav Mr G.M. Mangan 10.11 31L last of 5fn, 9rn to Wilcosdiana 10.4 CK 19 NOV 17 hnt.ch 3m Sft/Hvy (PtoP) Derek O’Connor won RATHCANNON 22-OCT-17 1r Gelds Mdn 3m Sft/Hvy CHEEKPIECE & TONGUE STRAP ON No. 1 CPiece ON No. 3, 7, 11 BLINKERS & TONGUE STRAP ON No. 5 BLINKERS ON No. 10 HOOD ON No. 14 TONGUESTRAP ON No. 15

BETTING FORECAST 11-10 Youcannotbeserious, 3 Saint Benedict, 10 Vital Island, 12 Fiston Du Mou, 16 Mia’s Milan, Singing Banjo, 20 Enniskillen, Festival Opera, 50 Subset, 66 Baily Fox, Dubai Dandy, Precious Bounty, Three Loud Knocks, Tout Paris, 100 Makeshift, Michael’s Pick

RACE 7 PREDICTOR The Predictor is a ‘Computer Generated’ predicted outcome of the race in visual form, generated by an algorithm of key factors (including eg current form, ratings and going.)

RACE VERDICT

Enda Bolger won this for the seventh time in ten years when Blue Templar beat stablemate YOUCANNOTBESERIOUS two years ago. Despite having not run in the interim, Derek O’Connor’s mount may cope with the stable’s other runner Saint Benedict who has become expensive to follow in hunter chases. Fiston De Mou is unexposed and could feature if adapting to the demands of the course. Enniskillen, Vital Island, Mia’s Milan and Festival Opera have coped with this course in the past. [Alan Sweetman] Source: Racing Post

SELECTION: YOUCANNOTBESERIOUS Next Best: Saint Benedict

SELECTION: SAINT BENEDICT

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7.35pm RACE 8

Trifecta

The Irish Field - We Are All About The Horse Flat Race of €10,000 (Generously sponsored by The Irish Field)

Distance 2m100y

Winner €5,900 Second €2,000 Third €1,000 Fourth €500 Fifth €300 Sixth €200 Race conditions An I.N.H. flat race for four years

Winning Post Startpoint

old only that have not won a race under any N.H. Rules or Rules of Racing. Weights 11st 9lbs. Fillies allowed 7lbs. Declared 26 COLOURS / RIDER

2m 100y

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

1 Mr B G Crawford (7)

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

Barranco (Ire)



4 11-09?+2

g Bay by Shirocco - Be My Presenting (Presenting)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN, dark green sleeves, dark green cap, emerald green spots Bred by: Mountainview Stud Ltd Tipperary S R B Crawford Owned by: Simon Munir & Isaac Souede ANTRIM

RACING POST VERDICT: Dam an unraced half-sister to good staying chaser Cannington Brook, respected connections. Probable SP: 16/1

2

Mr P A King (5)

Bearwithmenow (Ire)



g Bay/Brown by Notnowcato - Dante Anna (Anshan)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN & WHITE DIABOLO, red cap, yellow star Bred by: Larry Murphy Owned by: Fiddlersgreen Syndicate

4 11-09 Garrett James Power KILKENNY

RACING POST VERDICT: Dam was a winning hurdler/chaser who stayed well, more stamina than speed in the pedigree. Probable SP: 50/1

3

Mr A T Feeney (7)

Black Bamboo (Ire)



4 11-09

g Bay by Fame And Glory - Andreas Pride (Croco Rouge)  Colours:  PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Bred by: Joseph Sheahan John Joseph Murphy Owned by: Mrs John J Murphy CORK

RACING POST VERDICT: Flat-bred dam was a minor jumps winner, relatively rare bumper runner for the stable. Probable SP: 33/1

4

Mr P Byrnes (7)

Crowns Major (JPN)



4 11-09

g Chesnut by Daiwa Major - Ravarino (Unbridled’s Song)  Colours:  BLACK, red epaulettes, red chevrons on sleeves, red star on cap Bred by: Crown Co Ltd Emmet Mullins Owned by: Emmet Mullins CARLOW

RACING POST VERDICT: Not a conventional pedigree for a bumper horse but of definite interest nonetheless. Probable SP: 12/1

5

Mr H D Dunne (5) 2

Donnrua Dream (Ire) 26 

4 11-09

g Chesnut by Sans Frontieres - Daraheen Nell (Presenting)  Colours:  WHITE, em. green hoop, royal blue & yellow halved sleeves, black cap, white star Bred by: Michael Ledwith L Byrne Owned by: Green Grass Syndicate WEXFORD

R ACING POST VERDICT: Excellent effort when second on debut at Clonmel, experience should be an asset now. Probable SP: 10/1 Career record 1 runs, 1 places Prize-money earned €1,900 Donnrua Dream 7/1 Mr H.D. Dunne 11.1 3 1/2L 2nd to Shantreusse 12.2 CLON 1 APR 12rn Bumper 2m Yld/Sft

6 Mr P W Mullins

3

Hara Kiri (Fr) 89  g Bay by Diamond Boy - Beauty Du Bidou (La Balafre)  Colours:  DARK BLUE, light blue seams, striped sleeves, white cap Bred by: M Fernand Sellier Owned by: Leinster Partnership

Hood,

4 11-09 W P Mullins CARLOW

R ACING POST VERDICT: Raced too freely when a beaten odds-on favourite at Gowran; may settle better with hood on. Probable SP: 7/2 Career record 1 runs, 1 places Prize-money earned €900 Hara Kiri (FR) 4/11Fav Mr P.W. Mullins 11.9 5 1/2L 1 1/2L 3rd to Perceval Legallois (FR) 11.9 GOW 28 JAN 9rn Bumper 2m Hvy

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The Irish Field - We Are All About The Horse Flat Race COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

7 Miss J Townend (7)

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

Hedos De Berce (Fr)



g Bay by Buck’s Boum - La Balzane (Risk Seeker)  Colours:  RED, red cap, purple diamond Bred by: E A R L les Grandes Alouettes Owned by: Sunami Partnership

4 11-09 Miss Elizabeth Doyle WEXFORD

RACING POST VERDICT: Trainer capable of having one ready first time out and rider claims valuable 7lb. Probable SP: 16/1

8

Mr C Mullins (7)

5

Hey Johnny (Ire) 23 

4 11-09

g Bay by Worthadd - Faanan Aldaar (Authorized)  Colours:  WHITE, black star, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap Bred by: Keatingstown Bloodstock Owned by: Joseph M Fitzpatrick

Thomas Mullins KILKENNY

R ACING POST VERDICT: Half-brother to Cheltenham Bumper winner Sir Gerhard, should improve from Fairyhouse debut. Probable SP: 14/1 Career record 1 runs Prize-money earned €2,000 Hey Johnny 20/1 Mr C. Mullins 10.13 27L 5th of 11fn, 12rn to Dark Raven 11.6 FAIR 4 APR Bumper 2m Yld

9 Ms L O’Neill

King Of Cashel (Ire)



4 11-09

g Bay by Ruler of The World - Pectin (Duke of Marmalade)  Colours:  YELLOW, royal blue panel & armlet, white cap, yellow star Bred by: T Stack Owned by: Peter Piller & Mrs T Stack

J A Stack TIPPERARY

RACING POST VERDICT: Unraced dam noteworthy as half-sister to good Flat winners including Tiger Roll’s dam. Probable SP: 10/1

10 Like A G Six (Ire) 

g Chesnut by Well Chosen - Portuguese Isle (Executive Perk)  Colours:  YELLOW & BLACK HOOPS, emerald green sleeves & cap Bred by: J P Bernardino & H Maher Owned by: C G Bryson

Mr J C Barry (5)

4 11-09 Neil McKnight DOWN

RACING POST VERDICT: Dam an unraced half-sister to a 3m winner, not one of the more obvious candidates. Probable SP: 100/1

11 Limekiln Rock (Ire) 

4 11-09

g Bay by Doyen - Distelle (Balmont)  Colours:  YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Bred by: A M F Persse Owned by: Michael O’Flynn & John F O’Flynn

Mr T Hamilton

M F Morris TIPPERARY

RACING POST VERDICT: Dam unraced half-sister to useful Noel Meade-trained bumper/hurdles winner Corbally Ghost. Probable SP: 20/1

12 Magnetic Pulse (Ire) 

4 11-09

g Bay by Dragon Pulse - Vintage Allure (Barathea)  Colours:  ROYAL BLUE, orange panel, striped cap Bred by: Rita Kent Sheila O’Shea Owned by: Equine Gold Syndicate

Mr E P O’Brien (7)

P A Fahy CARLOW

RACING POST VERDICT: Half-brother to a 5f winner but stamina in the pedigree too, family of Vintage Crop. Probable SP: 20/1

13 Mythical Hero (Ire) 43 

Mr B O’Neill

3

g Bay by Soldier of Fortune - Flamenco Lily (Flemensfirth)  Colours:  YELLOW, red chevron, hooped sleeves & cap Bred by: E Ryan Owned by: Mrs Mary Furlong & Ms Margaret Mullins

4 11-09 Ms Margaret Mullins KILKENNY

R ACING POST VERDICT: Possibly not suited by having to make the running when third on debut a this venue. Probable SP: 8/1 Career record 1 runs, 1 places Prize-money earned €720 Mythical Hero 5/2Fav Mr P.W. Mullins 11.9 nk 1 3/4L 3rd to Ernest Gray 11.9 here 15 MAR 9rn Bumper 2m 1f 150yds Hvy

14 One Last Tango (Ire)  Mr F Maguire

g Chesnut by Ocovango - Slogan (Kris Kin)  Colours:  PURPLE, light green seams, purple sleeves & cap Bred by: Mr B Gahan Owned by: Elaine O’Donovan

4 11-09 Eoin Griffin KILKENNY

RACING POST VERDICT: Dam unplaced but a half-sister to Barrier Reef aGroup-placed winner for Aidan O’Brien. Probable SP: 25/1

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7.35pm RACE 8 COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER

15 Peyto Lake (Ire) 

g Bay by Morpheus - My Trust (Exceed And Excel)  Colours:  MAROON, pink armlet, quartered cap Bred by: Airlie Stud & Rosemont Stud Owned by: Daniel O’Sullivan

Miss M O’Sullivan (5)

4 11-09 Daniel William O’Sullivan CORK

RACING POST VERDICT: Pedigree is most associated with sprinting, may not be suited by this test of stamina. Probable SP: 33/1

16 Tyre Kicker (Fr) 

4 11-09

g Bay by Network - Balder Phenix (Presenting)  Colours:  DARK BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, white cap, dark blue star Bred by: M Alban Chevalier Du Fau & Mme Charlotte Chevalier Du Fau Owned by: Mrs Janet Williamson

Mr H C Swan (7)

S Curling TIPPERARY

RACING POST VERDICT: Dam failed to win over hurdles but overall pedigree credentials are quite substantial. Probable SP: 14/1

17 Viva Devito (Ire) 

g Brown by Malinas - Red Cattiva (Red Ransom)  Colours:  MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Bred by: Gerard Mullins Owned by: C Jones

Mr D O’Connor

4 11-09 Gearoid O’Loughlin MEATH

RACING POST VERDICT: Flat-bred but plenty of stamina in the pedigree, jockey booking a plus. Probable SP: 12/1

18 Youlongforme (Ire) 51 

Mr M J M O’Sullivan (7) 6

4 11-09

g Bay by Exceed And Excel - Line Ahead (Sadler’s Wells)  Colours:  WHITE, red diamond, red sleeves, white chevrons, red cap, white stars Bred by: Tom & Geraldine Molan Michael G Kennedy Owned by: Thomas Molan CORK

R ACING POST VERDICT: Left the impression he would improve from his staying-on sixth at Leopardstown. Probable SP: 14/1 Career record 1 runs Prize-money earned €100 Youlongforme 20/1 Mr M.J.M. O’Sullivan 11.0 24L 6th of 12fn, 13rn to Dark Raven 11.7 LEP 7 MAR Bumper 2m Yld

19 Zufal (GB)  Mr T Feeney (7)

4 11-09

g Bay by Worthadd - Easy To Sing (Johannesburg)  Colours:  BLACK & PURPLE CHEVRONS, striped cap Bred by: Aunty Ifl Owned by: Mrs June Cronin

W J Burke CORK

RACING POST VERDICT: Half-brother to a couple of minor two-year-old winners, not sure to appreciate 2m test. Probable SP: 25/1

20 Accio (Ire) 

Mr H McOwan (7)

4 11-02

f Bay by Ask - Ydal (Kris Kin)  Colours:  ORANGE, black braces & sleeves, black cap, orange spots Bred by: Mr Eamonn O’Connell Owned by: Mrs A O’Connell

Eamonn O’Connell TIPPERARY

RACING POST VERDICT: First foal out of a Kris Kin mare who was of little account, unlikely to feature. Probable SP: 33/1

21 Hermione’s Angel (Ire) 

Mr M McGuane (7)

f Bay by Rajj - Angel Kate (Invincible Spirit)  Colours:  DARK BLUE, red seams, white cap, dark blue star Bred by: Mr Homer Scott Owned by: John H Scott

4 11-02 J H Scott KILDARE

RACING POST VERDICT: Flat-bred filly is unlikely to be one of the leading contenders. Probable SP: 66/1

22 Rockonsoph (Ire) 

Mr D L Queally (3)

f Chesnut by Notnowcato - Fromthecloudsabove (Cloudings)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HALVED, hooped cap Bred by: R Morrissey Owned by: Richard Morrissey

4 11-02 Richard Morrissey WATERFORD

RACING POST VERDICT: From the family of the great Badsworth Boy but not much of great note closer in pedigree. Probable SP: 50/1

23 Whatcoloristhewind (Ire) 

Mr J J Codd

4 11-02

f Bay by Shirocco - Needed The Run (Blueprint)  Colours: ORANGE, dark blue triple diamond, dark blue sleeves, orange seams, dark blue cap, orange diamond Bred by: Timothy Considine Mrs Denise Foster Owned by: Dee L’Estrange & Mrs Caren Walsh & Michael Ryan (Acres) MEATH

RACING POST VERDICT: Sister to a bumper winner, one for short-list with Jamie Codd aboard for Cullentra House. Probable SP: 6/1 52


The Irish Field - We Are All About The Horse Flat Race COLOURS

NO / DRAW / FORM / HORSE

AGE / WEIGHT / TRAINER RESERVES

24 Glowing Account (Fr) 

4 11-09

g Bay by Le Havre - Radiation (Anabaa)  Colours:  EMERALD GREEN, orange epaulettes & armlet, orange cap, white star Bred by: E A R L Haras du Quesnay W P Mullins Owned by: Ballylinch Stud CARLOW

RACING POST VERDICT: First reserve, winning dam is a sister to 1m1f Group 1 Prix Jean Prat winner Rouvres. Probable SP: No Odds

25 The Grey Goose (Ire) 

4 11-02

f Grey by Shirocco - Playing Around (Act One)  Colours:  WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, black chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Bred by: Raymond McDonnell Aidan Anthony Howard Owned by: Sinead Miley/Ibar McCarthy Partnership KILDARE

RACING POST VERDICT: Second reserve, interesting as half-sister to three-time bumper winner Bigbadandbeautiful. Probable SP: No Odds

26 Baba Buck’s (Fr) 38 

g Bay by Network - Buck’s Bandit (Trempolino)  Colours:  RED, white diamond, white sleeves, red diamonds, red cap Bred by: E A R L Haras D’enki, Henri Poulat Owned by: Andrew Brown & Gemma Brown

0

4 11-09 Mrs Denise Foster MEATH

R ACING POST VERDICT: Third reserve, Thurles debut far too bad to be true, eased in the final quarter-mile. Probable SP: No Odds Career record 1 runs Baba Buck’s (FR) 7/4Fav Mr J.J. Codd 11.9 13th of 15 to Hunters Yarn 11.4 THU 20 MAR Bumper 2m 101yds Yld HOOD ON No. 6

BETTING FORECAST 7-2 Hara Kiri, 6 Whatcoloristhewind, 8 Mythical Hero, 10 Donnrua Dream, King Of Cashel, 12 Crowns Major, Viva Devito, 14 Hey Johnny, Tyre Kicker, Youlongforme, 16 Barranco, Hedos De Berce, 20 Limekiln Rock, Magnetic Pulse, 25 One Last Tango, Zufal, 33 Accio, Black Bamboo, Peyto Lake, 50 Bearwithmenow, Rockonsoph, 66 Hermione’s Angel, 100 Like A G Six

RACE 8 PREDICTOR The Predictor is a ‘Computer Generated’ predicted outcome of the race in visual form, generated by an algorithm of key factors (including eg current form, ratings and going.)

RACE VERDICT

It seems unlikely that we saw the best of HARA KIRI at Gowran when he was a short-priced beaten favourite after racing too keenly. He is to make amends here, perhaps at the chief expense of Donnrua Dream and Mythical Hero who both showed promise on debut. King Of Cashel is potentially one of the more interesting newcomers, along with Whatcoloristhewind and Crowns Major. [Alan Sweetman] Source: Racing Post

SELECTION: HARA KIRI Next Best: Donnrua Dream SELECTION: HARA KIRI

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The Hanlon Concrete EBF (Glencarrig Lady) Mares Handicap Steeplechase

30 . 04 . 2021 16.50

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TODAY’S RACE CONDITIONS

RACE 1: 3.40pm THE HAVE THE CONVERSATION SAY YES TO ORGAN DONATION NOVICE HANDICAP HURDLE OF €20,000 Winner will receive €12,000 (Penalty Value: €11,800), Second will receive €4,000, Third will receive €2,000, Fourth will receive €1,000, Fifth will receive €600, Sixth will receive €400. An extended handicap hurdle for four years old and upwards that have not won a hurdle race before 3rd May 2020 (123 = 11st 10lbs). Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 11st 10lbs and the minimum weight shall not be less than 9st 12lbs. About 2 miles 100 yards. €160 to enter, €40 extra if declared to run. Penalties - Winner of a hurdle race after calculation of the handicap shall carry 5lb extra for each hurdle race won. Horses which receive a published weight of 9st 11lbs or less will be entitled to a 50% reduction in entry fee. Should they be declared to run they will then become liable for the full amount of the cost to run. Handicaps calculated 22nd April. A trophy will be given to the Winning Owner and €130 to the groom in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

RACE 2: 4.15pm THE ECOMM MERCHANT SOLUTIONS CHAMPION NOVICE HURDLE OF €100,000 (GRADE 1) (Generously sponsored by eCOMM Merchant Solutions) Winner will receive €60,000 (Penalty Value: €59,000), Second will receive €20,000, Third will receive €10,000, Fourth will receive €5,000, Fifth will receive €3,000, Sixth will receive €2,000. A novice hurdle for five years old and upwards. About 2 miles 100 yards. €500 to enter on April 7th; €500 extra if forfeit not declared by April 22nd or €10,000 if entered by April 22nd. Weights: 12st. Mares allowed 7lbs. EComm Merchant Solutions will present a trophy to the Winning Owner, Trainer and Jockey plus €130 to the groom in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

RACE 3: 4.50pm THE KILLASHEE HOTEL HANDICAP HURDLE OF €50,000 (GRADE B) (Generously sponsored by the Killashee Hotel) Winner will receive €30,000 (Penalty Value: €29,500), Second will receive €10,000, Third will receive €5,000, Fourth will receive €2,500, Fifth will receive €1,500, Sixth will receive €1,000. An extended handicap hurdle for four years old and upwards (150 = 11st 10lbs). Top weight in the original handicap and after the time of declaration shall not be less than 11st 10lbs and the minimum weight shall not be less than 9st 12lbs. About 2 miles 100 yards. €400 to enter, €100 extra if declared to run. Penalties - Winner of a hurdle race or hurdle races after calculation of the handicap shall carry any penalty or penalties which may be allotted by the Handicapper. Horses which receive a published weight of 9st 11lbs or less will be entitled to a 50% reduction in entry fee. Should they be declared to run they will then become liable for the full amount of the cost to run. Handicaps calculated 22nd April. Killashee Hotel will present a trophy to the Winning Owner, Trainer and Jockey plus €130 to the groom in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

RACE 4: 5.25pm THE WILLIAM HILL CHAMPION STEEPLECHASE OF €250,000 (GRADE 1) (Registered as the Drogheda) (Generously sponsored by William Hill) Winner will receive €150,000 (Penalty Value: €147,500), Second will receive €50,000, Third will receive €25,000, Fourth will receive €12,500, Fifth will receive €7,500, Sixth will receive €5,000. A steeplechase for five years old and upwards. About 2 miles. €1,250 to enter on April 7th; €1,250 extra if forfeit not declared by April 22nd or €25,000 if entered by April 22nd. Weights: 5-y-o 11st 11lbs; 6-y-o and up 12st. Mares allowed 7lbs. William Hill will present a trophy to the Winning Owner, Trainer and Jockey plus €150 to the groom in charge of the best turned out horse in this race. Plus €150 to the winning groom.

RACE 5: 5.55pm THE GOFFS LAND ROVER BUMPER OF €100,000 (Guaranteed by Goffs Bloodstock Sales Ltd) Winner will receive €60,000 (Penalty Value: €59,000), Second will receive €20,000, Third will receive €10,000, Fourth will receive €5,000, Fifth will receive €3,000, Sixth will receive €2,000. An I.N.H. flat race for four and five years old only that have not won a race under any N.H. Rules or Rules of Racing other than one, two or three I.N.H. flat races or N.H. flat races or a combination of such races and which had been offered in the Goffs Land Rover National Hunt Sale of August 4th and 5th, 2020 (Lots 1-532 inclusive) or had been catalogued in that sale and withdrawn and offered for sale at the Goffs UK 2020 Summer Sale, and have been declared by Goffs Bloodstock Sales Ltd. as being eligible to enter and run in accordance with the relevant Conditions of Sale. Horses which do not have a registered name and are not Returned In Training with a Licensed Trainer by Wednesday, 24th March, 2021 will be automatically struck out of this race. (Please note for Irish and British bred horses, trained in Ireland, an acceptable naming application should be made to HRI by Thursday, 18th March, 2021 at the very latest. For all other foreign bred horses, trained in Ireland, naming applications will take longer to process). About 2 miles 100 yards. €400 to enter on October 21st; €300 extra if forfeit not declared by February 3rd; €300 extra if forfeit not declared by April 22nd. Weights: 4-y-o 11st 6lbs; 5-y-o 12st 2lbs. Mares allowed 7lbs. Riders: Qualified Riders under I.N.H.S. Rules. Allowances to riders under Rule 52 (iii) may be claimed in this race. HRI Directive 10 (ii) (c) is suspended for the purpose of this race The Stewards of the I.N.H.S. Committee, using their powers under Rule 22 have suspended the appropriate paragraphs of Rules 103 (i), 106, 121 and 122. Should it be necessary to reduce the number of declared runners to the maximum runners or to such a lesser number as may be required the following procedures shall be applied for the elimination and balloting of horses: (i) Runners will first be reduced by balloting from among those horses that have not run in an INH Flat race, a N.H. Flat race, a Hurdle race or a Point-toPoint Steeplechase in Ireland or Great Britain prior to Thursday, 22nd April, 2021. (ii) In the event of (i) not achieving the recommended limit, runners will then be reduced by balloting from among those horses that have not been placed first, second, third, fourth or fifth in an INH Flat race or N.H. Flat race, second, third, fourth or fifth in a Hurdle race or first, second, third or fourth in a Point-to-Point Steeplechase in Ireland or Great Britain prior to 22nd April, 2021, with the order of elimination at the discretion of the N.H. Handicapper. (iii) In the event of (ii) not achieving the recommended limit, the elimination of the remaining runners will be at the discretion of the N.H. Handicapper. The Handicapper’s decision shall be final (International performances will be taken into account and the latest date for assessment by the Handicapper will be 10 a.m. on Thursday, 22nd April, 2021). All entry & forfeit fees will be refunded to the owners of those horses that are eliminated from this race. Goffs and Landrover will present a trophy to the Winning Owner, Trainer and Jockey plus €130 to the groom in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

RACE 6: 6.30pm THE DOOLEY INSURANCE GROUP CHAMPION NOVICE STEEPLECHASE OF €100,000 (GRADE 1) (Registered as The Ellier) (Generously sponsored by Dooley Insurance Group) Winner will receive €60,000 (Penalty Value: €59,000), Second will receive €20,000, Third will receive €10,000, Fourth will receive €5,000, Fifth will receive €3,000, Sixth will receive €2,000. A novice steeplechase for five years old and upwards. About 3 miles 120 yards. €500 to enter on April 7th; €500 extra if forfeit not declared by April 22nd or €10,000 if entered by April 22nd. Weights: 5-y-o 11st 7lbs; 6-y-o and up 11st 12lbs. Mares allowed 7lbs. Dooley Insurance Group will present a trophy to the Winning Owner, Trainer and Jockey plus €130 to the groom in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

RACE 7: 7.00pm THE KILDARE HUNT CLUB FR SEAN BREEN MEMORIAL STEEPLECHASE FOR THE LADIES PERPETUAL CUP OF €10,000 (Generously sponsored by the Kildare Hunt Club) Winner will receive €6,000 (Penalty Value: €5,900), Second will receive €2,000, Third will receive €1,000, Fourth will receive €500, Fifth will receive €300, Sixth will receive €200. A steeplechase for †Certified Hunters five years old and upwards that have between 7th October, 2017 and 21st April, 2021 in Ireland or Great Britain, been placed first, second, third or fourth, in a steeplechase confined to Certified Hunters or in a Point-to-Point Steeplechase and have not won more than two steeplechases confined to Certified Hunters (over a special Bank/Chase Course). About 3 miles 1 furlong. €80 to enter, €20 extra if declared to run. Weights: 5-y-o 11st 4lbs; 6-y-o and up 11st 9lbs. Mares allowed 7lbs. Penalties - For each steeplechase won 5lb extra. Riders: Qualified Riders under I.N.H.S. Rules. Exclusions - Horses that have won a race under any N.H. Rules or Rules of Racing other than a Farmers Race or races confined to Certified Hunters. †A Hunters Certificate valid in accordance with Rule 78 for the 2020/2021 season for each horse engaged must be registered at the Office of the I.N.H.S. Committee, The Curragh, Co. Kildare not later than April 21st, 2021, or the horse will not be qualified to start. In the case of horses from Great Britain, Hunters (Master of Hounds) Certificates must have been duly registered at the Racing Calendar Office, Wellingborough. The Stewards of the I.N.H.S. Committee have modified the Rules to permit horses for which Master of Hounds Certificates have been registered with the Jockey Club and which are eligible to run in Hunters’ Steeplechases in Great Britain to run in this race. However, horses with a Master of Hounds Certificate that have run in any race other than a Hunters’ Steeplechase since 1st November, 2020 are excluded. The Kildare Hunt Club will present a trophy to the Winning Owner plus €130 to the groom in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

RACE 8: 7.35pm THE IRISH FIELD - WE ARE ALL ABOUT THE HORSE FLAT RACE OF €10,000 (Generously sponsored by The Irish Field) Winner will receive €6,000 (Penalty Value: €5,900), Second will receive €2,000, Third will receive €1,000, Fourth will receive €500, Fifth will receive €300, Sixth will receive €200. An I.N.H. flat race for four years old only that have not won a race under any N.H. Rules or Rules of Racing. About 2 miles 100 yards. €80 to enter, €20 extra if declared to run. Weights: 11st 9lbs. Fillies allowed 7lbs. Riders: Qualified Riders under I.N.H.S. Rules. The Irish Field will present a trophy to the Winning Owner plus €130 to the groom in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.


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