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Get A Run For Your Money With BetVictor Beginners Chase

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  • 2m 5f 100y
  • 17 runners
  • Win time: 5m 47s
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Get A Run For Your Money With BetVictor Beginners Chase

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

Form: 63P-33

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Best of his four chasing starts came here two runs ago when third to Lieutenant Command and Max Flamingo; backwards step when understandably no match for Galopin Des Champs at Leopardstown last month but jumping wasn't always inspiring; rated 136 and shouldn't be too far away if jumping better here.
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19

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Floueur

10st 9lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Beat stablemate Frontal Assault in a beginners' event here in January; good effort despite a bad mistake at the last when third behind Death Duty in the 3m4f National Trial on his handicap debut; reportedly lost a shoe when unplaced favourite for the Ultima at Cheltenham.

10th

6

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Floueur

10st 8lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Made up a lot of late ground when third in the Martin Pipe over hurdles here last year (2m4f, good to soft); wasn't entirely happy back on heavy ground behind Death Duty at Punchestown last month (3m4f; still a good effort) but previous win at Fairyhouse (2m5f, good to yielding) showed him to be an up-and-coming chaser; respected.

8/1

3rd

4

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 4f 40y

14:40 Punchestown

Floueur

11st 6lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Winning novice hurdler for Joseph O'Brien; overcame a bad mistake at the last to land a beginners chase at Fairyhouse last month; has a touch of class and a very interesting runner here if he stays this trip.

4/1

Form: 11-FP3 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Promising Grade 3-winning novice hurdler last term hadn't been completely shaken off by Lifetime Ambition when falling two out on his chasing bow at Down Royal; pulled up after making mistakes in the Grade 1 Drinmore Novice Chase before more respectable effort here last time despite having no answer for ready winner Jungle Boogie; likely to have more to come; player.
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3

15th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

16:00 Killarney

Grand Paradis

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: Gordon Elliott

Non-runner.

1st

5

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Cork

Grand Paradis

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Talented Grade 3-winning hurdler is now 0-6 chasing but smart level of form when second in maidens at Fairyhouse and Gowran (clear second to Blue Sari); let down by jumping in handicap company at Cheltenham latest but jumping should be under less pressure here and probably the one to beat.

11/8

10

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Grand Paradis

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Grade 3 scorer over hurdles last term; chase form figures (FP322) have been heading in the right direction, runner-up in big fields at Fairyhouse (2m5f) and Gowran Park (2m4f, heavy) the last twice; may well be ready to peak today and looks interesting on handicap debut.

8/1

Form: 018-34

Last run: 42 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Grade 3-winning novice hurdler over 3m last season shaped with plenty of promise on chasing bow behind Busselton over likely insufficient 2m3.5f at Punchestown; didn't quite progress as hoped when fourth here over 2m4f six weeks ago and needs to show more over this slightly longer trip; has contested rated novice chases the last twice but now in beginners' company.
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2nd

23

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Frontal Assault

10st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Best of his four runs over fences when second to stablemate Floueur here in January; well fancied for the Kim Muir but already feeling the heat when making a mistake four out.

1

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Frontal Assault

11st 12lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Won Grade 3 novice hurdle at Navan (3m, heavy) last February before respectable eighth in the Martin Pipe here, when suffering interference; switched to fences this season and was a close second in a warm beginners chase at Fairyhouse (2m5f, good to yielding) last time; should have more to offer at this longer trip and Rob James removes a valuable 3lb; likeable claims.

6/1

2nd

7

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 100y

12:00 Fairyhouse

Frontal Assault

12st 0lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Gordon Elliott

Grade 3-winning novice hurdler over 3m last season shaped with plenty of promise on chasing bow behind Busselton over likely insufficient 2m3.5f at Punchestown; didn't quite progress as hoped when fourth here over 2m4f six weeks ago and needs to show more over this slightly longer trip; has contested rated novice chases the last twice but now in beginners' company.

13/2

Form: 2/1F-F BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Likely classy operator when putting it all together; came down at the second last as 11-10fav on chasing bow when stablemate En Beton was seemingly travelling better; Paul Townend, who was aboard last time and also when injuring his foot in a previous fall in a Fairyhouse Grade 2 novice hurdle last season, now partners Bacardys.
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3rd

2

15th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

16:00 Killarney

Egality Mans

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Showed promise in a light campaign over hurdles last term and off the mark on third chase start at Wexford (extended 3m1f, heavy); held in a Grade 3 next time but handled better ground when solid running-on fourth in Punchestown festival handicap last time; stepping back up in trip will help him.

13/8

4th

10

27th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 50y

19:05 Punchestown

Egality Mans

10st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

3rd

2

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 120y

15:26 Limerick

Egality Mans

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Not short of ability but has seemingly taken a bit of time to learn his trade, opening his account at third attempt over fences in winnable 3m1.5f Wexford beginners' chase three weeks ago; in deeper waters now but largely unexposed and could still have more to come; obvious chance for top team.

11/8

5/1

Form: 4-5642 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Building up valuable experience against useful types over fences and is good enough to win a beginners' chase; cheekpieces fitted after latest safely-held second to ready winner En Beton; entitled to be thereabouts again.
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5th

5

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 100y

12:00 Fairyhouse

Everglow

12st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Building up valuable experience against useful types over fences and is good enough to win a beginners' chase; cheekpieces fitted after latest safely-held second to ready winner En Beton; entitled to be thereabouts again.

5/1

2nd

4

31st Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 7f 40y

11:45 Punchestown

Everglow

12st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Won Ascot maiden hurdle for Philip Hobbs and some solid handicap form thereafter; creditable efforts in similar contests for present connections, including when fourth over an inadequate 2m at Fairyhouse last time and mark of 132, although possibly somewhat flattering, sets the bar fairly high.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 27P-F3

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
114-rated hurdler fell when held on chasing debut but showed more when third behind ready winner at Down Royal last time; tongue-tie now called on; probably one to keep in mind when tackling handicaps rather than an obvious beginners' chase winner at this stage.
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10th

11

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:50 Leopardstown

Bold Assassin

10st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Not disgraced in first-time tongue-tie in a beginners chase at Fairyhouse in January but otherwise disappointing and others more likely here.

25/1

6th

2

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 100y

12:00 Fairyhouse

Bold Assassin

12st 0lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

114-rated hurdler fell when held on chasing debut but showed more when third behind ready winner at Down Royal last time; tongue-tie now called on; probably one to keep in mind when tackling handicaps rather than an obvious beginners' chase winner at this stage.

12/1

3rd

1

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

Bold Assassin

12st 0lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Went close over hurdles on handicap debut last season before two lesser efforts (rated 114 in that sphere); beaten when coming down on chase debut at Cork last month and probably needs further than this.

11/1

Form: 21F-94 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Tramore maiden hurdle winner in January 2021 before falling at the second last in Navan Grade 3 when holding every chance; reportedly finished lame when down the field on chasing bow (saddle also slipped after second last); showed more when well-held fourth here four weeks ago, still leaving some scope to improve jumping at times; needs another step forward.
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8

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Punchestown

Minella Escape

10st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Henry De Bromhead

4th

2

1st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:30 Wexford

Minella Escape

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

7th

12

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 100y

12:00 Fairyhouse

Minella Escape

12st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Tramore maiden hurdle winner in January 2021 before falling at the second last in Navan Grade 3 when holding every chance; reportedly finished lame when down the field on chasing bow (saddle also slipped after second last); showed more when well-held fourth here four weeks ago, still leaving some scope to improve jumping at times; needs another step forward.

10/1

2/1

Form: 579-25

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict
Didn't look a natural chaser in past seasons but seemed up to making his mark over fences when finishing second to Bob Olinger on comeback this season; failed to really build on that when tried in Grade 1 company at Leopardstown over Christmas; now an 11yo so others open to more improvement but likely good enough to get the job done here.
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2nd

1

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 0y

19:30 Kilbeggan

Bacardys

11st 12lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

2nd

1

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

14:20 Thurles

Bacardys

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Never looked like a natural chaser in past seasons but seemed finally be getting his act together when finishing second to Bob Olinger on seasonal debut; failed to build on that when tried in Grade 1 company at Leopardstown; made mistakes at Fairyhouse in January and was reported to be blowing hard post-race; always a risky proposition now.

9/4

8th

1

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 100y

12:00 Fairyhouse

Bacardys

12st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Didn't look a natural chaser in past seasons but seemed up to making his mark over fences when finishing second to Bob Olinger on comeback this season; failed to really build on that when tried in Grade 1 company at Leopardstown over Christmas; now an 11yo so others open to more improvement but likely good enough to get the job done here.

2/1

Form: 658-4F

Last run: 44 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
120-rated hurdler didn't run badly on introduction to this sphere when fourth at Thurles but fell at the fifth when 20-1 shot at Naas six weeks ago; Rachael Blackmore rides stablemate Minella Escape.
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5th

10

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Gabbys Cross

10st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

1st

3

27th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 90y

14:30 Naas

Gabbys Cross

11st 1lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Fell here two runs back; beaten 45l since at Fairyhouse; still retains potential for top team but rated accordingly (9lb lower hurdles mark).

12/1

9th

8

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 100y

12:00 Fairyhouse

Gabbys Cross

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Robinson

T: Henry De Bromhead

120-rated hurdler didn't run badly on introduction to this sphere when fourth at Thurles but fell at the fifth when 20-1 shot at Naas six weeks ago; Rachael Blackmore rides stablemate Minella Escape.

25/1

Form: 0000F0

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
107-rated hurdler hasn't shown enough on first two starts over fences to warrant consideration here.
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10th

11

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 100y

12:00 Fairyhouse

Longacre Square

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

107-rated hurdler hasn't shown enough on first two starts over fences to warrant consideration here.

66/1

14th

9

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Longacre Square

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won claiming hurdle at Clonmel in September but hasn't managed to build on that for this yard; was well beaten when coming down on chase debut at Tramore two weeks ago.

33/1

3

1st Jan 2022

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 90y

14:55 Tramore

Longacre Square

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Has been poor over hurdles recently, including behind a stablemate at Limerick five days ago; needs a major revival on chasing debut.

8/1

Form: 471005 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
89-rated hurdler was safely held on chasing debut and can only be watched for now.
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12th

5

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 61y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Tullyhogue Fort

11st 8lb

J: E O’Connell

T: John F O’Neill

Galway win last September came over this trip on good ground; recent comeback run here over an inadequate trip was encouraging so more expected of now over this more suitable trip with ground to suit.

9/2

5th

6

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 142y

18:40 Ballinrobe

Tullyhogue Fort

11st 8lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: John F O’Neill

Form: 0-PPP

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Pulled up on last five starts and can't be fancied on that basis; blinkers tried.
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5

1st Mar 2022

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:35 Leicester

Kilcasey Gold

11st 2lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Clare Ellam

Shown little so far but at least this is easier than when pulled up on handicap chase debut at Navan last week; still has much to prove back with former yard.

33/1

15

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Navan

Kilcasey Gold

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Paul John Gilligan

Poor form in points and over hurdles; limited chasing experience; nothing to suggest that he can make an impact here, 12lb out of the handicap.

100/1

66/1

Form: 78-6F

Last run: 7 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Safely held on first start over fences and fell at the third last week at Navan; will be of greater interest when gaining more experience.
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9th

3

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 200y

19:00 Kilbeggan

The Last Throw

11st 9lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

5th

7

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 110y

16:35 Limerick

The Last Throw

10st 8lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: M F Morris

Maiden has been well-held on all four completed novice chase starts, handicap debut and needs to find a bit more; stable was among the winners last week.

14/1

5

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:20 Gowran Park

The Last Throw

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: M F Morris

Maiden has been well-held on all four completed novice chase starts, including over C&D last month; visor needs to have a transformative effect.

50/1

Form: /5F1-6

Last run: 72 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
2m4.5f maiden hurdle winner at Thurles last March for Henry de Bromhead didn't run badly on first start for this team over fences at same venue ten weeks ago, albeit he was beaten 21l by West Cork Wildway in sixth (of eight); tongue-tie now tried; worth watching for future reference.
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9

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Sean Hogan

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: M F Morris

Thurles maiden winner for Henry de Bromhead, chasing campaign decidedly mixed and jumping pretty much went to pieces last time; cheekpieces now tried on return to hurdles but hard to be confident in.

16/1

4th

6

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

14:20 Thurles

Sean Hogan

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: M F Morris

Course maiden hurdle winner 12 months ago; poor form over fences before showing signs of improvement in a 3m beginners' at Wexford 13 days ago; a lot more needed.

20/1

17

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 166y

13:50 Thurles

Sean Hogan

11st 12lb

J: Conor Orr

T: M F Morris

Second reserve; ran well for a long way in a 3m beginners' at Wexford on Sunday; not a forlorn hope.

Form: 08

Last run: 65 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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

8th

6

25th Nov 2021

Good

2m 2f 0y

12:05 Thurles

The Eye Of Tulla

12st 0lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Brian M McMahon

Modest form in points; tailed off on his chasing debut at Fairyhouse; one to rule out.

200/1

Form: 0-0P08

Last run: 44 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Early bumper promise but would be a shock winner on all known form.
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3

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 100y

12:00 Fairyhouse

Boston Hill

12st 0lb

J: Ian Power

T: Kieran P Egan

Early bumper promise but would be a shock winner on all known form.

150/1

12th

15

2nd Oct 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Gowran Park

Boston Hill

11st 0lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Kieran P Egan

Huge price for his first two handicap hurdle attempts at Punchestown and Tramore and has performed accordingly.

66/1

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Non-runners

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Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Egality Mans

SPOTLIGHT:

Bacardys

The Irish Sun:

Grand Paradis

POSTDATA:

Egality Mans

TOPSPEED:

Bacardys