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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Novice Chase

  • Prize money: £9172.27
  • 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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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

8

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:10 Kilbeggan

Ujumpthelastuwin

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

9th

6

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 142y

17:35 Ballinrobe

Ujumpthelastuwin

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

3

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:15 Leopardstown

Ujumpthelastuwin

11st 12lb

J: J B Kane

T: Gavin Cromwell

Winning hurdler whose jumping of fences leaves a lot to be desired; 2l off the lead when falling at the last in Down Royal contest won by Bythesametoken; again made mistakes when unplaced in a Thurles handicap ten days ago; risky proposition.

10/1

Form: 78-255 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR:

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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4th

5

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:20 Clonmel

Razzle Dazzle Love

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Bumper and hurdles winner last season; has failed to progress in three starts since second in a 2m2f rated chase at Galway last October; disappointing at Down Royal last time; looks flattered by her 121 rating at this stage.

100/30

5th

9

27th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 1f 160y

12:55 Limerick

Razzle Dazzle Love

11st 5lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: Thomas Gibney

Bumper and hurdles winner last term and her mark in the latter discipline just makes her eligible for this contest; likes to get on with things and good start over fences when second at Galway but will need to jump more fluently than when fifth at Fairyhouse earlier this month.

15/2

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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13

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Cork

The Priests Leap

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: A L T Moore

Placed just once from 5 attempts chasing but that was a fine second in a Limerick rated novice over Christmas when forcing it; faded quite tamely under similar tactics at Gowran however on latest; questionable if this longer trip will suit.

11/2

4th

6

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 2f 0y

15:45 Gowran Park

The Priests Leap

10st 4lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: A L T Moore

Not disgraced in a beginners' behind Ferny Hollow before going close in a novice at Limerick in December; tailed off at Down Royal last time but can progress now handicapping and more testing ground is fine.

5/1

Form: -39021 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

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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2nd

7

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 50y

15:45 Fairyhouse

Now Where Or When

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Has won on both visits to this track (maiden hurdle/beginners' chase) and proved his stamina with a fine third in hot novice handicap at Ayr earlier this month; cheekpieces back on and Jacob rides for first time; would be a few pounds better off with some of these in a handicap but should go well nonetheless.

5/1

3rd

9

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 2

13:50 Ayr

Now Where Or When

10st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Running well in 2m chases in January but he's not obviously well treated off his current mark and was pulled up when back up to 3m at Navan three weeks ago; others have far less to prove.

25/1

10

12th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:35 Navan

Now Where Or When

10st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Won a 2m Fairyhouse beginners' chase in good style, adding to last season's maiden hurdle win at the same venue; third in a rated contest over 2m last time; stamina not assured on the evidence of his sole hurdles attempt at 3m.

12/1

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

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Gevrey

10st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

1st

6

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 50y

15:45 Fairyhouse

Gevrey

11st 4lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Off the mark over fences on the inner track at this venue (2m5f) in February and solid runs in defeat since; should enjoy going back up in trip after Gowran second (2m2f) last month.

11/2

2nd

5

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 2f 0y

15:45 Gowran Park

Gevrey

10st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Off the mark over fences with a handicap win at Fairyhouse last month from 6lb lower and another creditable run in defeat at Naas last time; handles this more testing ground but might not relish a drop back in trip.

4/1

Form: -72772 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

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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2

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:15 Leopardstown

Bythesametoken

11st 12lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Three-time winner over hurdles; beaten 2l by Now Where Or When on his chasing debut at Fairyhouse but managed to reverse form with the winner when scoring at Down Royal; 113-rated hurdler is already 10lb higher as a chaser after those two starts.

5/2

2nd

1

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Bythesametoken

12st 0lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Three-time winner over hurdles; below his best form in two runs this season and probably needs a career best to land this on chase debut.

10/1

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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3rd

3

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 62y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Alice Avril

10st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Made all in a beginners' chase at Roscommon (2m, good/yielding) last summer; has run well in defeat since then, not beaten far when third of seven in Leopardstown novice last month; the youngest in the line-up and may still be open to improvement.

7/2

3rd

6

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:15 Leopardstown

Alice Avril

11st 6lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won a beginners' chase at Roscommon last summer. has run well in defeat since then, notably when second to Fighting Fit in a 2m handicap chase at Naas on her penultimate start; beaten almost 20l in fifth at Down Royal last time, hard to see her reverse form with the winner Bythesametoken.

9/2

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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10th

6

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 165y

17:35 Downpatrick

Magic Sea

11st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Sarah Dawson

Pulled up over fences last time and his losing run is mounting up; probably needs a bit further than this.

7

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 200y

19:00 Kilbeggan

Magic Sea

11st 4lb

J: E Walsh

T: Sarah Dawson

2nd

16

20th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 55y

16:20 Downpatrick

Magic Sea

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Sarah Dawson

Mixing it between hurdles and fences this season; best effort in recent months when touched off in a 2m1f handicap hurdle at Down Royal at Christmas; not as good since then; down the field last time in a handicap hurdle won by Memory Of Youth; first reserve.

Form: 423U38

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

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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Verdict Starting price

24

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Midnight It Is

10st 6lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

14th

3

27th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 180y

15:40 Punchestown

Midnight It Is

11st 12lb

J: K E Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

1st

8

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

13:45 Limerick

Midnight It Is

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Hasn't quite progressed as hoped since switching to fences for last three starts, having shown promise at Fairyhouse when third behind Grangee in November on last run in this sphere; 112-rated performer difficult to weigh up but has the ability to go well.

5/1

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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