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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Novice Chase

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  • 2m 0f 50y
  • 10 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Novice Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

Form: 149P-4 C

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Talented mare, albeit she probably hasn't reached the heights she once promised to; ran well for a long way when fourth behind Capodanno on her chasing debut at Naas; that reads like good form now.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

5th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 120y

15:07 Down Royal

Delvino

10st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Off the mark over fences with Grade 3 success when last seen in March; solid enough form but this looks tough and she's been off 237 days.

6/1

1st

5

13th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:05 Naas

Delvino

10st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Mark Edmund McCrory

Talented mare, albeit she probably hasn't reached the heights she once promised to; ran well for a long way when fourth behind Capodanno on her chasing debut at Naas; runner-up in a rated novice chase at Down Royal more recently; more needed.

10/1

Form: 338F0- D

Last run: 284 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden after five starts over fences but was in with every chance when falling at the second last in a beginners chase at Naas last March; off 284 days.

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0

7

17th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 3

13:35 Carlisle

Ujumpthelastuwin

10st 13lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Mike Sowersby

Ex-Irish 9yo whose sole win for Gavin Cromwell came over hurdles in 2020; 0-11 over fences and lacks recent match practice having been absent for 16 months; joined new yard for £8,500; best watched.

40/1

3rd

9

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

19:30 Ballinrobe

Ujumpthelastuwin

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

jumped left on occasions, held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, headway 4 out, went third from 2 out, soon ridden, kept on, no match for first two

9/2

7th

7

20th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 130y

17:15 Limerick

Ujumpthelastuwin

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear of midfield, headway from 3 out, chased leaders when pushed along before 2 out, carried left 2 out, soon ridden but weakened gradually

7/1

Form: 78-255 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Bumper and hurdles winner last term; has a tendency to make a mistake or two over fences but could go well with a clear round.

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8th

2

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Razzle Dazzle Love

11st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Thomas Gibney

Bumper and hurdle winner lost her form over fences earlier this year but there was some encouragement from her hurdle run here last time; has to do more, though.

16/1

3rd

4

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 98y

17:50 Ballinrobe

Razzle Dazzle Love

11st 6lb

J: E Walsh

T: Thomas Gibney

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner in 2020 has been chasing in the last year without success; has dropped down the handicap returned to hurdles but others still preferred.

20/1

1

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Navan

Razzle Dazzle Love

12st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Is 0-9 over fences and failed to complete in her last two starts, albeit very much up against it at Listed level last time; doesn't look well treated on any of her chase form to date.

7/1

Form: F31-62 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Plenty of good runs over hurdles before making all to win an ordinary contest at Clonmel last March; has run just twice over fences since and a reproduction of his Limerick second over Christmas in a similar contest would give him claims; tongue-tie tried.

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0

16

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:55 Navan

The Priests Leap

10st 13lb

J: Nathan Andrews

T: Gordon Elliott

Maiden hurdle winner in March 2021 but losing run since and he's been tailed off in two runs for this yard; plenty to prove at present, even from falling mark.

50/1

6th

5

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 67y

17:40 Clonmel

The Priests Leap

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, lost second 5th, lost third 5 out, ridden and weakened from 4 out

3/1

16th

11

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

18:25 Killarney

The Priests Leap

10st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Gordon Elliott

1-17; lost his way towards the end of his time with William Durkan; needs to prove he stays this trip but he's an interesting recruit for this yard; wears first-time cheekpieces.

15/2

Form: -39021 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Built on a solid chase debut here on St Stephen's Day to win a Fairyhouse beginners chase in pretty commanding fashion; could be hard to beat.

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6th

6

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Now Where Or When

11st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: S R B Crawford

prominent, went second after 2nd, lost ground after 10th

20/1

9th

12

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Now Where Or When

10st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

His profile is patchy but a case can be made on his best form, which was a cracking third in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse (3m1f, yielding) last February; faced tough task when respectable 24l fourth of five at Down Royal (3m2f, soft) last month and is not a forlorn hope now back in a handicap.

25/1

4th

7

17th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 50y

15:27 Down Royal

Now Where Or When

11st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: S R B Crawford

prominent, led 10th, headed before 2 out, weakened approaching last

14/1

Form: -42553 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Rarely runs a bad race but just 1-15 and yet to score over fences; place claims.

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11

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Gevrey

11st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Versatile trip-wise, having been a strong-finishing fourth in the 2m4f Plate here last March, then runner-up in the Irish National (3m5f, soft); signs of further improvement when winning the Munster National in October but two pulled-up runs since temper enthusiasm for this task.

25/1

0

5

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Gevrey

11st 5lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Second to I Am Maximus in last year's Irish Grand National; won the Munster National at Limerick in October, but failed to complete his two races on either side of that, the Kerry National and the Troytown.

25/1

0

5

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

14:30 Navan

Gevrey

11st 3lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Gordon Elliott

Second in last year's Irish National; stayed on best to land last month's Munster National; handles heavy ground but this looks tougher and an 8lb rise may be enough to anchor him.

8/1

Form: -72772 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Three-time winner over hurdles; held by Now Where Or When on his chasing debut at Fairyhouse and hard to see him turn the tables.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

14

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Bythesametoken

10st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Generally reliable but he was ending a losing run when winning at Killarney (2m1f, yielding to soft) in October; has nothing to fear from the conditions but balance of form suggests he'll be up against it from 2lb out of the weights.

20/1

Form: -31442 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won her beginners chase at Roscommon last summer and has run well in defeat since, including when second in a 2m handicap chase at Naas earlier this month; chance.

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7th

5

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

13:01 Fairyhouse

Alice Avril

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Fair novice last season; needs to step considerably on this term's form; held by Razzle Dazzle Love on the basis of a 2m4f clash at this venue; jumping let her down last time when going left-handed in a Leopardstown event in which Halsafari was third.

10/1

7

26th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Alice Avril

10st 2lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Henry De Bromhead

jumped right, always towards rear, weakened 2 out, pulled up before last

13/2

5th

8

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 3f 165y

11:55 Fairyhouse

Alice Avril

10st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced freely, towards rear, headway after 3 out, still plenty to do after 2 out, kept on from last, never on terms

7/1

Form: 967025 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Narrowly beaten in a low grade contest over hurdles here on St Stephen's Day but hard to make a case for him at this level.

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4

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

Magic Sea

11st 9lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Sarah Dawson

0-10 over fences and tailed off in each of his last three starts including a cross-country race at Punchestown last month; easy to oppose in his current form.

25/1

14th

15

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 180y

11:45 Punchestown

Magic Sea

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Sarah Dawson

towards rear, mistake 5th, soon reminders, hampered 14th

100/1

11th

7

4th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 30y

12:55 Down Royal

Magic Sea

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Sarah Dawson

in rear, hampered by faller 1st, pushed along briefly after 7th, reminders after 4 out, keeping on when jumped slightly right 2 out, made no impression

20/1

Form: 423U38

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Went close in bumpers and some promising efforts over hurdles; well held on chase debut and best watched for now.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 65y

13:05 Fairyhouse

Midnight It Is

11st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

travelled strongly, pressed leader and briefly disputed lead, led before 6th, switched left 2 out, faced challenges before last, ridden and stayed on after last

6/1

5th

11

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:12 Naas

Midnight It Is

10st 8lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Well supported when winning over 2m on heavy at Clonmel in October; has run creditably twice since (over 2m2f-2m4f) and may do better at this trip; Conor Stone-Walsh claims a useful 5lb.

9/1

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Betting Forcast

5/1 Delvino, 8/1 Ujumpthelastuwin, 12/1 Razzle Dazzle Love, 6/1 The Priests Leap, 5/2 Now Where Or When, 7/1 Gevrey, 4/1 Bythesametoken, 7/1 Alice Avril, 66/1 Magic Sea, 33/1 Midnight It Is

Verdict

It could be a good day for local trainer Stuart Crawford and NOW WHERE OR WHEN (NAP) would appear to be the stable's best chance following a smooth victory at Fairyhouse. Delvino has always promised a lot and comes into this off the back of a promising chasing debut at Naas. [Brian Sheerin]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Now Where Or When

RP Ratings (IRE):

Alice Avril

The Irish Sun:

Delvino

TOPSPEED:

Bythesametoken

POSTDATA:

Now Where Or When