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Molson Coors Handicap Chase

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Molson Coors Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

Form: -00300 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Decent effort when third in a 3m handicap hurdle at Limerick in October but not at the same level over shorter trips since; Leopardstown beginners chase winner back in March 2020 and the return to the larger obstacles/this trip should be a help; cheepieces tried.

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0

12

21st Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 110y

19:58 Wexford

Turbojet

11st 9lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Losing run goes back to chase success in 2020; hit the frame in a couple of handicap hurdle outings early last season but badly out of form over fences in recent times and now a 12yo; best watched.

25/1

6

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 110y

20:00 Downpatrick

Turbojet

11st 9lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

midfield

12/1

4th

2

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:35 Downpatrick

Turbojet

12st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Veteran is 2-33 and has been disappointing since Leopardstown beginner's chase win two years ago; out of form over both hurdles and fences last winter and hard to see him bouncing back to form here.

12/1

Form: 0-6702

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Looked a potentially useful staying novice hurdler after winning his maiden at Galway in October 2020 but it never really materialised; down the field in good beginners chases before showing an improved level of form when switched to handicaps and fitted with first-time headgear at Punchestown last month; 2lb rise is fair and still leaves him 7lb lighter than what he is over flights; relatively unexposed in this sphere and major chance here.

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8th

1

27th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 110y

20:10 Limerick

Ragnar Lodbrok

12st 3lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gordon Elliott

0-8 over fences; promising return when runner-up in a Punchestown handicap in December but either tailed off or failed to complete in four subsequent outings; some rain might help.

16/1

12

16th May 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

19:30 Killarney

Ragnar Lodbrok

10st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

25/1

Form: -P9084 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Hasn't managed to win since getting a 12lb hike for scoring at Thurles over a year ago but wasn't disgraced when fourth at Cork on his return to fences earlier this month; likely to play a supporting role once again.

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4

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:55 Southwell

Key Commander

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

1-19 over hurdles and 1-14 as a chaser; returning from 310 days off when tailed off in a handicap hurdle at Warwick and not easy to side with on the back of that.

11/2

6th

8

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Warwick

Key Commander

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Ex-Irish 8yo with a strike-rate of 2-33; ran well in three chases for Mel Rowley last year but returns to hurdles following an absence and probably best watched.

25/1

Form: -17687 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Belatedly off the mark chasing in 2m7f Mayo National at Ballinrobe last May; has not managed to replicate that form since and just 1-17 over fences.

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12

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Agent Boru

10st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

2nd

12

20th Mar 2022

Good

3m 4f 120y

15:45 Downpatrick

Agent Boru

10st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Belatedly opened chase account in 2m7f Mayo National at Ballinrobe last May; appears held by Conquredalofeurope and Thunderosa on Navan running last time has not managed to replicate that form; 1-19 record over fences is a negative.

12/1

7th

3

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Navan

Agent Boru

11st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Belatedly opened chase account in 2m7f Mayo National at Ballinrobe last May; has not managed to replicate that form, though put in one of his better efforts at Down Royal last time; 1-18 record over fences is a negative.

14/1

Form: 7-18FP D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Fair horse on his day but entering veteran status now and would probably need the ground to come up borderline unraceable to have any chance; hasn't completed in either of his chase starts this winter which is also worth bearing in mind.

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12th

2

19th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:10 Thurles

Ah Littleluck

11st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Winner over fences last season but failed to complete in three chase starts last season and tailed off back over hurdles since.

33/1

9th

1

26th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 70y

15:43 Fairyhouse

Ah Littleluck

12st 0lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Gibney

Winner over fences last term but has failed to complete in three chase outings this season; not dismissed from his 10lb lower hurdle mark here though.

7/1

Form: 54-83U

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Point winner; 0-10 under rules but he showed enough in third behind Stratum in a beginners chase at Thurles to suggest he can win races in this sphere and he could be interesting on handicap debut.

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14

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

History Of Fashion

10st 8lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

Sole win from 23 attempts chasing came in 3m Down Royal handicap over two years ago; retains a fair level of ability evidenced by second to Street Value in the Porterstown at Fairyhouse in December; two below-par runs before gallant fifth at 50-1 in the Irish Grand National; third in this last year when Sir Bob was second.

10/1

5th

21

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

History Of Fashion

10st 0lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, brief headway 3 out, no extra after 2 out

50/1

8th

12

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

History Of Fashion

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: P A Fahy

Sole win from 21 attempts chasing came in 3m Down Royal handicap over two years ago; retains fair level of ability evidenced by 3m6f Fairyhouse second in December but pulled up when attempting repeat Down Royal win last time; 5lb wrong here.

14/1

Form: 6-2163 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

No stamina concerns given she won a 3m maiden hurdle at Tipperary on heavy ground back in May; behind Ragnar Lodbrok when third at Punchestown last month and hard to see her turning the tables; cheekpieces tried; form of the stable remains a worry.

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4th

9

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 110y

15:30 Downpatrick

Sovereign Gold

11st 5lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Henry De Bromhead

in rear, slow jump and pushed along briefly 1st, midfield when slow jump and reminder 5th, ridden and outpaced after 4 out, left in remote fourth 2 out

11/4

1

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 120y

16:50 Limerick

Sovereign Gold

12st 1lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dual point winner who added a win under Rules in a Tipperary maiden hurdle last May; has looked more promising over fences, coming on for her chase debut with a pair of placed efforts in handicap chases; bit below form back in novice company last time when 13l third of eight and now 0-8 over fences but might have one in her from this mark if she returns to her best.

7/2

3rd

5

26th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 1f 110y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Sovereign Gold

11st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won a 3m maiden hurdle on testing ground last May; still looking for her first win over fences but has accumulated a nice bit of experience at this stage and solid placed efforts over slightly shorter trips on her two most recent outings; plenty to like and looks a leading contender.

5/2

Form: 104065 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Point winner; three wins over three miles hurdling; earned his chase rating (which 9lb lower than his hurdles mark) in some decent beginners chases; out to have a chance on handicap debut in this sphere.

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6

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:15 Exeter

Thunderosa

11st 12lb

J: Miss Abigail Voyce

T: Mickey Bowen

Triple 3m hurdle winner in Ireland who had some fair chase form in home country last season but he hasn't settled down in Britain as yet and was beaten a long way in a recent point.

50/1

7

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:45 Catterick

Thunderosa

11st 3lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

raced lazily, midfield, slow jump and ridden 12th

50/1

5th

8

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 5f 214y

Class 3

14:50 Catterick

Thunderosa

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Even from 2lb out of the handicap he's well treated on Irish form as recent as last February but was well beaten on his final two runs for Dermot McLoughlin and it's been the same story on his three outings for this yard.

33/1

Form: 36-773 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Good spell last year, winning a 3m1f heavy ground handicap chase at Fairyhouse before hitting the frame under a 10lb penalty at Navan a fortnight later; placed in a veterans chase at Limerick over Christmas and this looks more competitive.

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10

21st Oct 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 90y

16:45 Sligo

Dubai Devils

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Paul Stafford

in touch with leaders on inner, lost position when not fluent 3 out (usual 4 out), pulled up approaching last

12/1

2nd

5

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Dubai Devils

11st 9lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Paul Stafford

1st

1

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:05 Hexham

Dubai Devils

11st 12lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Paul Stafford

Irish raider; first run at this trip but shaped as though he would stay this far when a keeping-on sixth in the 3m4f Ulster National at Downpatrick in March 2021 (good to yielding); in fair form recently; a possible.

7/2

Form: PP/7-0

Last run: 194 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Struggled since winning over fences in 2018 for Willie Mullins and likely best watched here on return from 194 days off.

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5th

3

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Orion DAubrelle

11st 10lb

J: Mr Joshua Parker

T: John Wright

Useful when trained by Willie Mullins in Ireland as a younger horse but lightly raced and generally very disappointing in recent years; beat three rivals to win minor point last month, after latest absence, but has a lot more on his plate here.

20/1

12th

3

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 6f 169y

17:20 Clonmel

Orion DAubrelle

11st 13lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Chase winner for Willie Mullins in 2018 but has really struggled since and was weakening when tipping up two out at Fairyhouse last time; hard to fancy.

25/1

8

3rd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 110y

14:55 Fairyhouse

Orion DAubrelle

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Form: 5-0U25 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Former bumper winner; won a heavy-ground maiden hurdle at Gowran in January when only three of the nine runners completed; well-backed to build on Clonmel second when fifth at Punchestown but emerged with excuses; player.

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9

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:35 Market Rasen

Song Of Earth

11st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Julian Smith

held up in rear

66/1

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Betting Forcast

12/1 Turbojet, 3/1 Ragnar Lodbrok, 16/1 Key Commander, 16/1 Agent Boru, 16/1 Ah Littleluck, 6/1 History Of Fashion, 5/1 Sovereign Gold, 4/1 Thunderosa, 25/1 Dubai Devils, 25/1 Orion DAubrelle, 4/1 Song Of Earth

Verdict

RAGNAR LODBROK ran a promising race on his handicap debut at Punchestown and a reproduction of that effort should see him home ahead of chief threat Thunderosa who is also relatively unexposed. [Brian Sheerin]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ragnar Lodbrok

TOPSPEED:

Song Of Earth

The Irish Sun:

Thunderosa

RP Ratings (IRE):

Ragnar Lodbrok

POSTDATA:

Ragnar Lodbrok