PUNCHESTOWN
16 January 2022
Sunday 16th January

Punchestown Tips

12:15 12:45 13:15 13:45 14:20 14:50 15:20 15:50

Southwell (AW) Tips

12:25 12:55 13:25 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00

Kelso Tips

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Kildare Novice Chase (Grade 3) Racecard

  • Channel: RTV
  • Distance: 2m 4f 37y
  • Going: Soft
Punchestown
Runners
8

Type
Chase Turf

Surface
Turf

Weather
Partly cloudy

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Bob Olinger silk
D
Bob Olinger
J: Rachael Blackmore
T: Henry De Bromhead
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 4 wins from 4 starts at this distance (100%)
Beat Gaillard Du Mesnil handsomely at Cheltenham last March, made solid start over fences
2111-1
Age: 7
Weight: 11-3
OR: -
Days: 57
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Nov 21 Gow Gowran Park 20f Sft Ch 12-0 1/18 Bacardys (6½L) 1/3F - 155
17 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 21f GS NvHG1 11-7 1/7 Gaillard Du Mesnil (7½L) 6/4F 150 163
13 Jan 21 Naa Naas 20f Hy NvHG1 11-12 1/7 Blue Lord (6½L) 6/4F - 152
18 Dec 20 Nav Navan 20f Sft/Hy MdH 12-0 1/14 Dunboyne (14L) 1/8F - 142
20 Nov 20 Gow Gowran Park 16f Hy MdH 12-0 2/15 Ferny Hollow (1L) 7/4 - 145
7 Mar 20 Gow Gowran Park 18f Sft/Hy NHF 12-0 1/8 Coqolino (10L) 6/4 - 135
2
Capodanno silk
C
Capodanno t
J: Mark Walsh
T: W P Mullins
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 5 wins from 20 in the last 14 days (25%)
Caused a surprise when relegating Gaillard Du Mesnil to third at Naas, very promising type
1341-1
Age: 6
Weight: 11-3
OR: -
Days: 31
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Dec 21 Naa Naas 19f Y Ch 12-0 t 1/15 Embrun Mitja (1¼L) 4/1 - 147
29 Apr 21 Pun Punchestown 24f Y HcH 11-1 t 1/25 Capilano Bridge (12L) 11/2F 132 151
3 Apr 21 Fai Fairyhouse 24f Y NvHcH 11-3 t 4/20 Lady Breffni (2L) 12/1 131 136
15 Feb 21 Thu Thurles 20f Hy NvH 11-5 t 3/8 Velvet Elvis (8L) 15/8F - 134
19 Jan 21 Clo Clonmel 16f Hy MdH 11-12 t1 1/13 Dunboyne (7L) 10/11F - 121
3 Dec 20 Clo Clonmel 19f Hy MdH 11-6 3/12 Pepite De Belle (3½L) 6/4F - 123
3
Forged In Fire silk
Forged In Fire t
J: Jack Kennedy
T: Gordon Elliott
Bumper winner, hurdles form did not amount to much; beat weak opposition on chase debut
39-761
Age: 7
Weight: 11-3
OR: -
Days: 182
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Jul 21 Tip Tipperary 19f Y NvCh 10-12 t 1/6 Roi De Dubai (3¼L) 11/2 - 137
2 Jul 21 Wex Wexford 24f Gd MdH 12-0 p1 6/11 Bardenstown Lad (14L) 9/1 116 110
2 Jun 21 Wex Wexford 24.5f Gd/Y MdH 11-9 t 7/11 Quaker Island (6½L) 18/1 - 118
29 Apr 21 Pun Punchestown 16f Y NHF 12-2 t 9/11 Dysart Dynamo (31L) 22/1 - 101
28 Feb 21 Naa Naas 15.5f Sft NHF 11-13 t1 3/6 Gerri Colombe (8¾L) 7/1 - 103
29 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 20f Sft MdH 11-7 PU/17 Stattler () 14/1 - -
4
Gaillard Du Mesnil silk
C
D
BF
Gaillard Du Mesnil
J: Paul Townend
T: W P Mullins
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 3 wins from 12 in the last 14 days (25%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 5 wins from 20 in the last 14 days (25%)
Dual Grade 1 novice hurdle winner but no match for Bob Olinger, well beaten on chase debut
1121-3
Age: 6
Weight: 11-3
OR: -
Days: 31
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Dec 21 Naa Naas 19f Y Ch 12-0 3/15 Capodanno (2L) 4/11F - 140
30 Apr 21 Pun Punchestown 20f Y NvHG1 11-12 h 1/4 Ashdale Bob (2¼L) 1/2F 150 151
17 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 21f GS NvHG1 11-7 h 2/7 Bob Olinger (7½L) 9/4 151 155
6 Feb 21 Leo Leopardstown 22f Sft/Hy NvHG1 11-10 h1 1/13 Gentlemansgame (5L) 13/8F - 151
28 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 20f Sft 4yMdH 11-9 1/20 Mr Incredible (9½L) 11/8F - 151
14 Nov 20 Pun Punchestown 20.5f Sft/Hy 4yMdH 11-9 2/20 Holymacapony (8L) 5/4F - 132
5
Gallant John Joe silk
C
D
Gallant John Joe tp
J: Barry Browne
T: Oliver McKiernan
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Promising novice two seasons ago, off for a long time before struggling at Leopardstown
5233/4
Age: 9
Weight: 11-3
OR: -
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Dec 21 Leo Leopardstown 17f Sft NvChG1 12-0 tp1 4/6 Ferny Hollow (25L) 66/1 - 141
8 Mar 20 Naa Naas 20f Sft NvChG3 11-2 p 3/6 Royal Rendezvous (½L) 11/10F - 145
1 Feb 20 Leo Leopardstown 17f Y NvChG1 11-10 p 3/6 Notebook (7¾L) 25/1 - 149
27 Dec 19 Leo Leopardstown 17f Sft Ch 11-7 2/8 Melon (2¼L) 16/1 - 149
17 Nov 19 Pun Punchestown 16f Sft HcH 11-5 5/9 Drop The Anchor (13L) 11/1 137 134
3 May 19 Pun Punchestown 20f Gd/Y NvHG1 11-10 p 9/11 Reserve Tank (34L) 33/1 138 121
6
Lieutenant Command silk
D
Lieutenant Command
J: Sean Flanagan
T: Noel Meade
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Made winning chase debut, doubts raised by weak performance in Limerick Grade 1 event
099-15
Age: 8
Weight: 11-3
OR: -
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Dec 21 Lim Limerick 19.5f Hy NvChG1 11-12 5/6 Master McShee (52L) 16/1 - 101
27 Nov 21 Fai Fairyhouse 21f Gd Ch 12-0 1/9 Max Flamingo (1¾L) 8/1 - 146
30 Apr 21 Pun Punchestown 16f Y NvH 12-0 9/15 El Barra (24L) 14/1 132 109
3 Apr 21 Fai Fairyhouse 24f Y NvHcH 11-6 9/20 Lady Breffni (10½L) 50/1 133 131
29 Jan 21 Nav Navan 20f Hy HcH 10-7 12/20 Damalisque (22L) 10/1 133 125
18 Dec 20 Nav Navan 20f Sft/Hy NvHG2 11-4 4/7 Ashdale Bob (12½L) 33/1 - 135
7
Lifetime Ambition silk
C
D
Lifetime Ambition
J: Sean O'Keeffe
T: Mrs John Harrington
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Made a good start to chasing career, now has plenty to prove after his last two starts
11-142
Age: 7
Weight: 11-3
OR: -
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Jan 22 Naa Naas 16f Sft NvCh 11-10 2/3 Blue Lord (20L) 9/2 - 140
28 Nov 21 Fai Fairyhouse 20f Gd NvChG1 11-12 4/8 Beacon Edge (12½L) 3/1F - 141
29 Oct 21 Dro Down Royal 19.5f Sft Ch 12-0 1/11 Beacon Edge (2¾L) 7/1 - 148
28 Apr 21 Pun Punchestown 20.5f Y H 12-0 1/11 Fastorslow (12L) 13/2 125 146
28 Mar 21 Lim Limerick 19f Hy MdH 12-0 1/18 Champagne Sparkles (7½L) 8/13F - 130
14 Mar 21 Naa Naas 19f Sft MdH 12-0 2/16 Ballywilliam Boy (1¾L) 10/11F - 122
8
West Cork Wildway silk
D
West Cork Wildway
J: Darragh O'Keeffe
T: Paul O'Flynn
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Did well to beat odds-on chance The Bosses Oscar in 2m6f event at Thurles, tough task now
44-6F1
Age: 8
Weight: 11-3
OR: -
Days: 59
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Nov 21 Thu Thurles 22f Gd Ch 12-0 1/8 The Bosses Oscar (1½L) 9/1 - 145
3 Oct 21 Kln Killarney 17f Y/Sft Ch 11-7 t F/6 Dancing On My Own () 100/30 - -
6 Sep 21 Gal Galway 21.5f Gd H 11-3 t 6/7 Macgiloney (18L) 28/1 132 114
4 Apr 21 Cor Cork 19f Gd HcH 10-10 t 4/13 Botani (5½L) 13/2 132 132
25 Feb 21 Thu Thurles 21f Hy NvHG3 11-2 t 4/8 Grand Paradis (33L) 100/30 132 119
6 Feb 21 Leo Leopardstown 16f Sft/Hy HcH 10-10 t 4/22 Drop The Anchor (9¼L) 16/1 131 135
Verdict

Last season's Ballymore winner BOB OLINGER is likely to have derived enough benefit from his chasing debut to see off the Mullins pair

Verdict silk image
Bob Olinger

Betting Forecast:

4/9 Bob Olinger,

9/2 Capodanno,

5/1 Gaillard Du Mesnil,

16/1 Lifetime Ambition,

25/1 Forged In Fire,

Lieutenant Command,

West Cork Wildway,

50/1 Gallant John Joe

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