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Tote Ten To Follow Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £5794.64
  • 2m 3f 120y
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 5m 5s
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Tote Ten To Follow Beginners Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 34211- D

Last run: 184 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Finally came good in a Limerick maiden hurdle in March and followed up with a career best effort in a conditions hurdle at the Punchestown festival; won his point-to-point and could well be better over fences than hurdles; not to be underestimated.

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2nd

9

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 160y

17:25 Punchestown

Lifetime Ambition

12st 0lb

J: Miss S Doyle

T: P M J Doyle

Very smart chaser in his prime for Jessica Harrington and was only 33-1 for year's Grand National (unseated early); still capable of useful form winning three from five in points for Susie Doyle this season; unseated when long odds-on at Lisronagh; jumped notably well when winning a 2m4f hunters chase at Cork a month ago.

11/2

1st

9

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:43 Cork

Lifetime Ambition

12st 0lb

J: Miss S Doyle

T: P M J Doyle

jumped well, midfield, headway and prominent 6th, good jump and led 9th, going best 3 out, clear approaching last, ran on well run-in

11/10

4th

1

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 180y

17:25 Killarney

Lifetime Ambition

11st 12lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent, led after 2nd, mistake 4 out, headed and lost two places 3 out, no extra from 2 out, lost third towards finish

5/1

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5/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3314F- D

Last run: 183 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Turned into one of the leading staying hurdlers last year, winning the Boyne Hurdle at Navan and finishing a creditable fourth in the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham; was not out of contention when falling two out in the Champion Stayers at Punchestown; drop back in trip not ideal for his chasing bow but sets the standard and will be hard to beat if he can jump.

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2nd

2

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 118y

17:25 Punchestown

Beacon Edge

11st 8lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Chased home Hiddenvalley Lake in a Grade 2 before a ninth in the Coral Cup and fair sixth in the Aintree Hurdle since; very well treated if he can build on that down in class but might find this trip on decent ground a bit sharp these days.

16/1

6th

1

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

Beacon Edge

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Finished fourth in the 2021 Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham; he ran well for a long way when ninth to Langer Dan in last month's Coral Cup but this 10yo is not the force of old and would be a shock winner today.

66/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 12014- D

Last run: 184 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

One of the leading staying novice hurdlers of last season, his best performance when running away with the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham; point-to-point winner and could well make his mark in the staying novice division this season; opposable over a trip like this though.

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14th

17

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Vanillier

10st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

He's generally far more workmanlike than fluent over his fences but produced a sound jumping display in this race (good to soft; 4lb higher today) last year, finishing strongly as well but he'd twice been rather messed about in traffic on the second circuit and left with far too much to do before taking second, Corach Rambler having gone well beyond recall; similar build-up to last year but requiring more improvement and he has a bit to prove in the mud, while on the other hand soft/heavy ground will place even greater demands on stamina and that is his major strength; has to be in serious calculations.

10/1

2nd

4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 88y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Vanillier

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

raced in second and pressed leader, disputed lead 13th, led narrowly 2 out, headed approaching last, soon no chance with winner

9/4

15th

3

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Vanillier

11st 3lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Very useful chaser, runner up in last season's Grand National his finest effort; two runs over hurdles and fences over inadequate trips; could do better here but this is very much a stepping stone back towards Aintree.

50/1

Form: 314-05

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Useful early season novice hurdler last season; had his limitations exposed somewhat after that; will come on for his chasing debut at Galway earlier this month but others look too good.

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8th

9

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Railway Hurricane

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Gavin Cromwell

Good effort over 2m4f on the Old course here last winter but still met with defeat; almost no leeway in the weights since and not very tempting with a strike-rate of 1-26 over fences, having been well held behind Ginny's Destiny here in November and fallen on this course since (tough task).

16/1

0

12

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:50 Cheltenham

Railway Hurricane

10st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

No ground worries; just one win from his 25 chase starts but that came in July and he's been placed in his three races this autumn; the last two were over 2m4f at this track but this is a much better race and he's 7lb out of the handicap, so faces a stiff task.

20/1

Form: 13200-

Last run: 185 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Decent novice hurdler last season, winning a Wexford maiden and runner-up in the Ladbrokes Hurdle at Leopardstown; disappointed in good handicap company subsequently; interesting recruit to chasing.

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8th

2

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 170y

19:23 Wexford

Champagne Gold

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, mistake and lost ground 3rd, pushed along towards rear after 4th, not fluent and reminders 7th, detached 5 out

7/2

5th

4

12th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 52y

17:13 Roscommon

Champagne Gold

11st 6lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Only chase success came in a 2m4f beginners' event at Wexford last July but this represents a welcome drop in class from competitive handicaps at the Cheltenham and Punchestown festivals; seemed to stay the 3m okay last time.

13/2

5th

8

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Punchestown

Champagne Gold

10st 11lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Only chase success came in a 2m4f beginners' event at Wexford last July; fair second in a small-field handicap at Cheltenham last October; badly hampered at the first in the Magners Plate, so should not be judged too harshly on that.

10/1

Form: /500-0

Last run: 157 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Little to recommend so far over hurdles and in one chase; makes no appeal.

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8th

4

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Womalko

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders after 3 out, mistake and weakened 2 out, not fluent last

9/2

7th

9

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 100y

14:37 Down Royal

Womalko

10st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

Won over hurdles for Robert Tyner; joined Gordon Elliott for last season and has had only three races, all at Clonmel, over three different trips and favorite each time; raised 6lb for a 2m2f win last December; may have needed recent return; strong contender now.

5/2

4th

8

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 63y

17:25 Clonmel

Womalko

11st 5lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

Lightly-raced performer and a dual winner; not seen since holding off Carrolls Cottage over 2m2f here in December; runs well fresh though and could be the one to beat.

3/1

Form: 03112- D BF

Last run: 241 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Good performances on heavy ground to win handicap hurdles at Clonmel and Gowran in January; well-beaten second at the latter venue when last seen in March; good time to go chasing and every drop of rain will suit him.

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5th

4

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

18:15 Clonmel

Street Value

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: J P Flavin

in touch with leaders, slow jump 2nd

10/1

16

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Street Value

10st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: J P Flavin

prominent, not fluent 16th, soon weakened, tired jump 19th, soon pulled up

33/1

7

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Street Value

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: J P Flavin

Failed to complete on his final start in 2022 and three of his first four starts in 2023; came good again in emphatic style with victory in the 3m5f Porterstown Chase at Fairyhouse in December; fair third over a shorter trip at Cork; 9-1 in the Thyestes, made a couple of mistakes and was pulled up before three out; cheekpiece on now as well as usual tongue-tie.

12/1

Form: -21260 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Useful enough handicap hurdler in her own grade, winning off 83 at Bellewstown in July; no chance in this company though on her chase debut.

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0

12

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

14:50 Downpatrick

Let Her Flow

10st 0lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: J Larkin

Shown very little in four starts for new yard; 1lb wrong.

50/1

0

14

8th Aug 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 57y

19:30 Roscommon

Let Her Flow

10st 2lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: J Larkin

in rear, reminders after 3rd, soon detached, pulled up before 6th

66/1

11th

18

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 14y

15:05 Tipperary

Let Her Flow

10st 0lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: J Larkin

Unexposed at this game but well adrift on both starts so far over fences and looks to have her work cut out here from 5lb out of the handicap proper.

66/1

Form: 78

Last run: 151 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in a pair of beginners chases in May; makes no appeal.

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No Results Found

Form: 0F319- BF

Last run: 193 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

99-rated handicap hurdler and hard to see him making any impact in this company.

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5th

1

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 100y

19:00 Wexford

Mr Bercow

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J T R Dreaper

Off the mark over fences in first-time visor over 2m4f at Down Royal in January in convincing fashion; 8lb rise takes him to a career-high mark so more required but this longer trip could bring more improvement.

11/2

8th

6

9th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:15 Tramore

Mr Bercow

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J T R Dreaper

Point-to-point winner found gradual improvement over hurdles last season, winning off 89 over 2m5f at Limerick in May; not an obvious contender on the evidence of his first two starts over fences.

14/1

Form: 1411-

Last run: 246 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Improved in the spring to win his maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse before issuing a 13-length drubbing of decent opposition in a Thurles Grade 3 over 2m5f; potentially exciting recruit to chasing although better over further.

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1

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 202y

16:50 Clonmel

Grand Paradis

11st 8lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent on outer early, mistake and lost third 2nd, dropped to rear before 3rd, in touch with leaders when mistake 7th, not fluent and dropped to last 8th, soon became detached, pulled up before 9th

13/2

5th

3

19th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 180y

13:03 Punchestown

Grand Paradis

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, mistake and lost second 3rd, not fluent 4th, went second again before 5th, lost second halfway

7/2

5th

2

6th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:43 Cork

Grand Paradis

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Opened chase account at the seventh attempt in a 2m4f event here in April; vulnerable now since he meets El Barra on 15lb worse than handicap terms and without the advantage of a recent run; stable's current form is a positive.

7/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Beacon Edge

The Irish Sun:

Vanillier

POSTDATA:

Beacon Edge