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15:40 Clonmel

Heavy

Clonmel Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5794.64
  • 2m 0f 58y
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 4m 31s
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Clonmel Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.80
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2P-162 C

Last run: 110 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Looks the yard first-string of two; three-time hurdle winner has been runner-up on two of her three handicap chase starts; has been absent since July but has gone well after a break in the past, so one to consider.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:58 Navan

Shopping Around

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Tom Dreaper

Has won over fences but she was tailed off in a point on return from two years off a fortnight ago and remains best watched for now

12/1

5th

3

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

16:40 Gowran Park

Shopping Around

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J T R Dreaper

Three-time hurdles winner; runner-up in two of her first three handicap chase starts before going one better at Clonmel in October; held in a rated novice chase last time but solid claims back in grade here.

4/1

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11/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 2594P6 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Winner of 1-9 over fences but did run well over C&D in June; mixed form over hurdles since but is capable of a decent run if putting best foot forward.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:20 Downpatrick

Ciankyle

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: P Cluskey

soon chased clear leader, lost second 4th

25/1

12th

9

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Ciankyle

11st 4lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: P Cluskey

Veteran on a long losing run and hard to fancy although drying ground would be in his favour.

14/1

5th

9

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 110y

16:10 Downpatrick

Ciankyle

11st 4lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: P Cluskey

Veteran a winner here back in the day but hasn't won in nearly two years; opposable.

12/1

14/1

Form: 078P78 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Triple chase winner hasn't been in the best of form this season with best run coming at Listowel last month; poor over hurdles last time and has to get back to best.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

15

18th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:00 Tramore

Tiantu

10st 9lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Paul Power

pushed along early, soon prominent, mistake 10th, mistake 11th, in touch with leaders 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out, pulled up approaching last

33/1

10

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 50y

18:00 Tramore

Tiantu

11st 0lb

J: Miss J M Cook

T: Paul Power

No wins since a course success in 2020; showed very little in the last 18 months and pulled up at Limerick last week.

66/1

12

25th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 160y

19:00 Limerick

Tiantu

11st 4lb

J: Miss J M Cook

T: Paul Power

in touch with leaders, prominent 4 out, ridden and weakened after 3 out, dropped to midfield when pulled up before 2 out

25/1

Form: 878358

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Mare is just 1-40 and was never involved when beaten 15l behind Bellgrove at Thurles last week; needs to find improvement.

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16

20th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Naas

Trans Wood

10st 1lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Gordon Michael Doyle

On a long losing run but down to career-low mark so don't rule out.

10/1

Form: 2-4687

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Has run some decent races in defeat this year and should have improved from run at Thurles last week behind Bellgrove, when coming back from an absence, though needs to jump better.

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5th

5

28th Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 58y

15:40 Clonmel

Mullaghmurphy Blue

11st 1lb

J: Mr P C Bannon

T: J T R Dreaper

Has run some decent races in defeat this year and should have improved from run at Thurles last week behind Bellgrove, when coming back from an absence, though needs to jump better.

14/1

Form: 6/PP-1 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Won his second race over fences when returning from an 11-month absence to take a Killarney handicap earlier this month; 7lb higher today but if improving from that has a solid chance again.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

21st Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 110y

16:50 Tramore

Dontdooddson

11st 6lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

midfield

7/2

3rd

5

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 52y

16:10 Thurles

Dontdooddson

11st 9lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

More highly-rated chaser but fair placed form over hurdles last year; pulled up on heavy ground at Punchestown last time and has had a break since.

12/1

0

3

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 159y

15:15 Punchestown

Dontdooddson

11st 10lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

More highly-rated chaser but has fair placed form over hurdles this year; has made the first five on his last six starts; good run last time when third over 2m at Cork; getting on in years but could pick up more place-money here.

13/2

Form: 124512 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Has been in great form this season, winning over hurdles and fences; is 8lb higher than for his Ballinrobe chase win in September but showed his wellbeing with a solid second over hurdles since; decent chance.

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13

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Ricky Langford

10st 2lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

in rear, detached 5th

9/1

5th

9

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 57y

12:50 Thurles

Ricky Langford

10st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Six-time winner, including twice in handicap hurdles this season; 2-16 over fences, placed twice in small-field handicaps this season; ran a bit below expectations when third (2 1/4l behind stablemate Ardamir) at Killarney in October.

10/1

3rd

6

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Killarney

Ricky Langford

11st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

held up in last

4/1

Form: -34P13

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 4lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Mostly in good form this year, winning his third race at Downpatrick in August and a solid run in defeat off this mark at Ballinrobe last time; can go well again.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

9

6th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 55y

19:20 Downpatrick

Drummullagh Rocky

11st 0lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: S McParlan

11

20th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 55y

16:20 Downpatrick

Drummullagh Rocky

10st 10lb

J: E Walsh

T: S McParlan

Veteran, mostly in good form in 2021; won on good ground over 2m2f at this venue last August before a fair third at Ballinrobe in September; a long way below his best when a remote fifth behind School Lane at Down Royal in December.

10/1

5th

7

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 1f 50y

14:33 Down Royal

Drummullagh Rocky

10st 3lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: S McParlan

Veteran, mostly in good form this year; won over 2m2f at Downpatrick on good ground in August before a fair run in third behind Ricky Langford at Ballinrobe in September; a long way below his best over a longer trip at Clonmel last time.

10/1

Form: 075471 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 12lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Old boy returned to the winner's enclosure when making most to win at Thurles a week ago over 2m2f; 5lb penalty in today's stronger race means that he is still 4lb out of the handicap but he won comfortably so shouldn't be underestimated.

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5th

18

12th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:20 Tramore

Bellgrove

10st 5lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P M Cloke

in touch with leaders, pushed along before 3 out, weakening when hampered and lost ground after 3 out, ridden and ran on well from last, not reach leaders

4th

15

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 0y

18:25 Roscommon

Bellgrove

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: P M Cloke

midfield, pushed along and some headway 3 out, mistake 2 out, kept on and went modest fourth run-in, never near to challenge

16/1

6th

11

20th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:15 Limerick

Bellgrove

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: P M Cloke

midfield, ridden 4 out, soon lost position, rallied from 2 out, not pace to challenge

28/1

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Payout
Exacta €169.00
Straight Forecast €161.60
Tricast €769.80
Trifecta €814.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Ricky Langford

TOPSPEED:

Tiantu

POSTDATA:

Bellgrove

SPOTLIGHT:

Shopping Around

The Irish Sun:

Ricky Langford