November 25 / 12.05 Thurles

12.05 Thurles

Good

BetVictor Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £5794.64
  • 2m 2f 0y
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 4m 34s
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BetVictor Beginners Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.90
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2-9012 D BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Useful handicap hurdler at a high level last season; form included second in a 24-runner Punchestown festival contest over 2m4f; beat Tuesday's Punchestown winner I A Connect in a small-field conditions event at Sligo last month; not quite at his best at Fairyhouse subsequently; will be hard to beat if taking to chasing.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

3

27th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 50y

19:05 Punchestown

Ciel De Neige

11st 1lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

2nd

1

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

14:52 Thurles

Ciel De Neige

11st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Useful novice hurdler last season, and now an even better novice chaser, winning favourite all three starts; backed up C&D beginners' success with 2m4f Navan win; drop back to 2m caused him no problems at Punchestown a month ago; can be fancied to extend the sequence.

4/7

1st

1

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

1m 7f 170y

14:10 Punchestown

Ciel De Neige

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Useful novice hurdler and looking like an even better novice chaser, winning both starts at Thurles and Navan; Arkle entry has to give weight here and drops back in trip but looks the one to beat.

11/4

5/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2F428-

Last run: 211 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beat today's subsequent Albert Bartlett winner Vanillier in a maiden hurdle over an extended 2m4f at Punchestown 13 months ago; looked beaten behind Bob Olinger when fell at last in Naas Grade 1 in January; best effort when second in a 20-runner 3m handicap at Fairyhouse; useful chasing prospect.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

27th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 180y

16:45 Punchestown

Crosshill

11st 10lb

J: Robbie Power

T: Mrs John Harrington

2

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

16:05 Cork

Crosshill

11st 11lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

14/1

3rd

1

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:37 Thurles

Crosshill

11st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

Decent staying hurdler last season; two runs over fences this term, chased home subsequent winner Ciel De Neige (now 3-3 over fences) on chase debut over 2m2f at this venue; finished lame when very highly tried in Leopardstown Grade 1 on second attempt; rated 138 at the time of final start last season.

11/4

4/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: /P2F-4 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Very useful 142-rated hurdler, Grade 3 novice winner two seasons ago; last season's chase campaign blighted by jumping errors; creditable enough second to a clear-cut winner at Leopardstown last Christmas but failed to complete other two starts; not foot-perfect when well held on return at Wexford a month ago.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

28th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 170y

15:08 Punchestown

Soviet Pimpernel

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

In an out for Peter Fahey; never involved but kept on to close on tiring Off You Go on stable debut at Killarney; not sure he is capable of closing the gap but was a Grade 3 winner back in the day; chance.

2/1

3rd

6

16th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:30 Killarney

Soviet Pimpernel

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

2nd

4

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 160y

16:15 Limerick

Soviet Pimpernel

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Peter Fahey

Grade 3 winner over hurdles a few seasons ago; hasn't transferred all his ability to fences over the last couple of seasons but has done enough to suggest he can hit the frame here.

7/2

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Form: 7-4213

Last run: 12 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner for Gordon Elliott last year; got off the mark on third start over hurdles for this yard in a maiden at Kilbeggan in August; promoted to 122 hurdles mark after his third in a Punchestown rated race; may find a few of these too good.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

2nd Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 188y

17:35 Bellewstown

Dark Spark

11st 7lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Michael Winters

held up in midfield, pushed along 4 out, ridden and kept on after 3 out, went third run-in, no extra final 110yds

16/1

4th

6

13th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Kilbeggan

Dark Spark

10st 11lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Michael Winters

held up in rear, pushed along after 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in, not reach leaders

20/1

Form: 6B243P

Last run: 11 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
AW Flat winner; still a maiden over jumps after 17 attempts though respectable hurdles form in August when second in Cork handicap and fourth in Tramore novice; pulled-up on his latest chase start.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

3rd Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 120y

15:45 Tramore

Top Line Tommy

11st 12lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: E J O’Grady

in touch with leaders, headway and pressed leader 3 out, ridden and 2 lengths down 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last, lost third run-in, carried 1.2lbs overweight

14/1

1

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:55 Clonmel

Top Line Tommy

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: E J O’Grady

midfield, ridden and headway after 3 out, no impression when fell 2 out

14/1

1st

5

(4)

5th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 40y

15:40 Listowel

Top Line Tommy

9st 4lb

J: W J Lee

T: E J O’Grady

dwelt start, towards rear but in touch with leaders, close up on inner before halfway, went second going okay over 2f out, soon pushed along and headway on outer, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well

4/1

Form: 14753F

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Claimed out of Gavin Cromwell's yard after winning at Bellewstown in August; started over fences quite well with a third placing over a longer trip at this venue last month; took a heavy fall at the fifth at Cork 11 days ago, a negative for her prospects here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

1

6th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 100y

18:50 Downpatrick

Coulonces

12st 0lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

16/1

9th

6

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 6f 22y

18:10 Ballinrobe

Coulonces

11st 5lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

10th

1

(4)

1st Apr 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Dundalk (AW)

Coulonces

10st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Form: 8562P-

Last run: 211 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won back-to-back races over hurdles in January 2020; overall form not strong enough to indicate a leading chance on chase debut.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

4

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:10 Thurles

Difficult Decision

11st 11lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Oliver McKiernan

Won back-to-back handicap hurdles a couple of seasons ago and posted his best effort for some time when third of 13 at Navan two weeks ago; better form is over shorter though.

20/1

3rd

9

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:48 Navan

Difficult Decision

11st 3lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Oliver McKiernan

Two-time winner over hurdles and came right back to form when a close second in a Punchestown beginners' chase in January; failed to step forward from that when well-held over hurdles at Fairyhouse last month.

12/1

7th

4

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 165y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Difficult Decision

11st 10lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Oliver McKiernan

Two-time winner over hurdles and came right back to form when a close second in a Punchestown beginners chase last month; should be thereabouts if running to a similar level.

10/1

Form: 0

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Modest form in points; tailed off on his chasing debut at Fairyhouse; one to rule out.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

10

27th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:40 Limerick

The Eye Of Tulla

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brian M McMahon

Slightly better effort at Ballinrobe last time but generally well beaten over fences; others much more likely.

20/1

7th

15

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

19:30 Ballinrobe

The Eye Of Tulla

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Brian M McMahon

Reserve; soundly beaten all 3 attempts chasing, easily passed over.

15th

14

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 100y

12:00 Fairyhouse

The Eye Of Tulla

12st 0lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Brian M McMahon

Tailed off on first two starts over fences and won't be of interest until trying handicaps in time.

100/1

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Selections

The Irish Sun:

Crosshill

POSTDATA:

Soviet Pimpernel

SPOTLIGHT:

Ciel De Neige