December 26 / 15.03 Down Royal

15.03 Down Royal

Soft

Metcollect Cable Recycling Hunters Chase

  • Prize money: £5267.86
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 5m 42s
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Metcollect Cable Recycling Hunters Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £23.40
  • Place: £4.00

Form: 1P/02-

Last run: 284 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner (two over hurdles, two over fences) for Tom Lacey, showing a preference for 2m and soft ground; proved that he stays well when second in a 3m2f chase at this venue in March; poor third of four in his first point last month; fitted with tongue tie.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Dorking Cock

12st 0lb

J: Mr B G Crawford

T: S R B Crawford

Four-time winner in Britain for Tom Lacey; shows every sign of developing into a useful performer in this category; handled soft ground much better than third-placed Vaucelet when winning at Down Royal's Christmas meeting; should be in prime shape for this following point success at Oldcastle 12 days ago.

11/2

1st

1

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:03 Down Royal

Dorking Cock

12st 2lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

Four-time winner (two over hurdles, two over fences) for Tom Lacey, showing a preference for 2m and soft ground; proved that he stays well when second in a 3m2f chase at this venue in March; poor third of four in his first point last month; fitted with tongue tie.

12/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 1044-

Last run: 280 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Winner of five of his 11 starts in points, with two of those wins coming during the current campaign; won maiden hunter chase at Fairyhouse last season but failed to build on that when raised in class; more mature now, claimed a good scalp when beating Mighty Stowaway at Borris House a fortnight ago.
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1

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 7f 110y

19:55 Downpatrick

Er Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Mr A Harney

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

11/8

2nd

4

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 175y

19:30 Tramore

Er Dancer

11st 7lb

J: Mr A Harney

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

3rd

2

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 140y

17:15 Down Royal

Er Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Mr A Harney

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Good record in points, five wins and four seconds from 12 starts; started current campaign with back-to-back wins, including a 6l defeat of Cheltenham candidate Mighty Stowaway at Borris House; second in 2m5f event at this venue in December; clear of the remainder when second to subsequent Tetratema winner Aloneamongmillions at Turtulla in January.

7/4

100/30

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 54/111 C

Last run: 47 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Progressive in the spring; won a maiden hunter chase at this venue before rising to a much more significant challenge in Stratford's Champion Novices' hunter chase; easy winner of a Portrush in October; extended sequence when landing four-runner Fairyhouse contest last month.
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10

27th May 2022

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 2

19:05 Stratford

Vaucelet

12st 0lb

J: Mr B O’Neill

T: D M Christie

Won John Corbet Cup over C&D (good) a year ago and has developed into one of Ireland's top hunter chasers this season; ran big race in defeat in Champion Hunters Chase at last month's Punchestown festival (3m, good to yielding) and ought to be a very tough nut to crack here.

20/1

2nd

5

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Vaucelet

12st 0lb

J: Mr B O’Neill

T: D M Christie

Won the champion novice hunters' chase at Stratford last May; winner of six of his last seven starts, his sequence broken when unsuited by soft ground in a race won by today's rival Dorking Cock at Down Royal in December; did not have to get a hard race at Fairyhouse 13 days ago; a relatively young horse with potential for further improvement.

2/1

1st

8

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 88y

14:30 Fairyhouse

Vaucelet

12st 0lb

J: Mr J J Codd

T: D M Christie

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Ran once in 2019; has made up for lost time with a win and two seconds this term; faces much more demanding opposition now.
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4th

6

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 7f 50y

16:55 Down Royal

Faith Loving

12st 0lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Mrs Caroline McCaldin

4/1

3rd

2

20th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 100y

16:55 Downpatrick

Faith Loving

12st 0lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: Mrs Caroline McCaldin

Dual point winner, including at Farmaclaffley last month; good fourth in a normally competitive hunter chase at Down Royal in December; reproduction of that would make him hard to beat.

5/2

4th

3

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:03 Down Royal

Faith Loving

12st 2lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: Mrs Caroline McCaldin

Ran once in 2019; has made up for lost time with a win and two seconds this term; faces much more demanding opposition now.

20/1

Form: P06-33 D

Last run: 170 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Won three times for Henry de Bromhead in 2018; no further success, but ran well in handicaps earlier this year, notably when third in the Midlands National at Kilbeggan, running off a mark of 127; appears held by Its All Guesswork and Some Man on points form.
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4th

4

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 88y

14:30 Fairyhouse

Nick Lost

12st 0lb

J: Mr M McConville

T: Stephen McConville

5th

5

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:03 Down Royal

Nick Lost

12st 2lb

J: Mr M McConville

T: Stephen McConville

Won three times for Henry de Bromhead in 2018; no further success, but ran well in handicaps earlier this year, notably when third in the Midlands National at Kilbeggan, running off a mark of 127; appears held by Its All Guesswork and Some Man on points form.

12/1

Form: 7610-4 C

Last run: 230 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Wide-margin course winner over a shorter trip in March; ended the campaign with a disappointing Killarney run; soundly beaten on first outing of the season, but now 5-7 in points having beaten Nick Lost (the only other finisher) at Kirkistown last month.
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6th

8

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:03 Down Royal

Some Man

12st 2lb

J: Mr D G Lavery

T: D M Christie

Wide-margin course winner over a shorter trip in March; ended the campaign with a disappointing Killarney run; soundly beaten on first outing of the season, but now 5-7 in points having beaten Nick Lost (the only other finisher) at Kirkistown last month.

6/1

Form: 9P/5-2

Last run: 230 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Winning hurdler/chaser early in his career; successful in three of his five starts in points and did well when chasing home the talented Staker Wallace in a hunter chase at Killarney in May; good winner on the middle of three starts during autumn campaign; going well when unseating three out in Castletown-Geoghegan race won by Er Dancer.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

23rd Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 136y

16:15 Thurles

Its All Guesswork

11st 9lb

J: Mr J J Codd

T: Gordon Elliott

Winning hurdler/chaser early in his career; successful in three of his five starts in points and did well despite untidy jumping when second in a hunter chase at Killarney last May; good winner on the middle of three starts during autumn campaign; disappointing at Down Royal last month, already beaten when running out; Jamie Codd takes over now.

9/2

4

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:03 Down Royal

Its All Guesswork

12st 2lb

J: Mr A McMahon

T: Gordon Elliott

Winning hurdler/chaser early in his career; successful in three of his five starts in points and did well when chasing home the talented Staker Wallace in a hunter chase at Killarney in May; good winner on the middle of three starts during autumn campaign; going well when unseating three out in Castletown-Geoghegan race won by Er Dancer.

6/1

Form: 83FP-1

Last run: 219 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dual hunter chase winner at Downpatrick, and now unbeaten in six starts in points having scored at Rathcannon and Moig South in recent months; some doubts raised by the level of his performances in five hunter chase starts away from Downpatrick.
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5

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

16:55 Gowran Park

On The Sod

12st 0lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: D M Christie

Record of 7-8 in point-to-points, including an easy win at Farmaclaffley two weeks ago; tends to be found out when tackling this company, though, and was beaten 18l by Solomn Grundy in this event last year.

9/2

6

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:03 Down Royal

On The Sod

12st 2lb

J: Mr B W Harvey

T: D M Christie

Dual hunter chase winner at Downpatrick, and now unbeaten in six starts in points having scored at Rathcannon and Moig South in recent months; some doubts raised by the level of his performances in five hunter chase starts away from Downpatrick.

10/1

Form: 247/6- C

Last run: 240 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Useful for Gordon Elliott early in his career, but lost his way after winning a beginners' chase at Fairyhouse in 2018; took a while to find his form when sent back into points but won his final two starts last season and resumed last month with a comfortable win in a four-runner Dromahane contest.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Poli Roi

12st 0lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

Four-time points winner whose hunter chasing credentials are weak; pulled-up in Down Royal race won by stablemate Dorking Cock, beaten 50l in third behind Vaucelet at Fairyhouse.

25/1

6

18th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:44 Cork

Poli Roi

12st 0lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

3rd

5

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 88y

14:30 Fairyhouse

Poli Roi

12st 0lb

J: Mr S Connor

T: S R B Crawford

Form: 42023- C

Last run: 241 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Smart hunter chaser at his best; won this event in 2018; best effort last year when beating the talented Billaway at Fairyhouse; also went very close at the same venue in April before running in the 4m2f La Touche over the cross-country course at Punchestown; should be better for a run over the banks at Lingstown last month.
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2nd

3

6th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:55 Listowel

Stand Up And Fight

12st 0lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: E Bolger

held up in rear, not fluent 10th, left in third 13th, went second and made challenge 2 out, ridden and 3 lengths down when mistake last, kept on, no match for winner

10/1

1st

1

16th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

20:00 Killarney

Stand Up And Fight

11st 11lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: E Bolger

5/2

8th

10

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Stand Up And Fight

11st 12lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: E Bolger

Sixth over C&D (heavy) in February but then turned over in a point and he was a below form distant sixth in the Aintree Foxhunters' earlier this month; hard to predict but could be involved if he's on a going day.

16/1

Form: P5F4P-

Last run: 248 days

W: 12st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Win two handicap chases in Britain; lost form after Bangor success 16 months ago; hard to fancy on recent points form, though managed a fair third behind Er Dancer at Borris House on latest.
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1

4th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:55 Hexham

Thomas Shelby

12st 0lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

disputed lead, led narrowly 8th, mistake and headed 10th, soon recovered and tracked leader, outpaced 3 out, dropped to last and struggling when mistake 2 out, pulled up before last

10/1

10

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:03 Down Royal

Thomas Shelby

12st 2lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Win two handicap chases in Britain; lost form after Bangor success 16 months ago; hard to fancy on recent points form, though managed a fair third behind Er Dancer at Borris House on latest.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €2581.00
Straight Forecast €2228.20
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Vaucelet

RP Ratings (IRE):

Stand Up And Fight

POSTDATA:

Its All Guesswork

The Irish Sun:

Vaucelet

TOPSPEED:

Stand Up And Fight