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Patrick Ward & Co Solicitors Irish Arkle Novice Chase (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £74621.85
  • 2m 1f 43y
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 4m 18s
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Patrick Ward & Co Solicitors Irish Arkle Novice Chase (Grade 1)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.10
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 3F3-11 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Smart novice hurdler last season, when placed in three Grade 1 events including second to Bob Olinger at Naas; jumped well on chasing debut at Fairyhouse; unextended in beating two much inferior rivals at Naas; stable has won this with an odds-on favourite in four of the last six years; Riviere D'Etel provides strong opposition this time.

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

4th

3

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 150y

14:30 Punchestown

Blue Lord

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

Good 6-10 record over fences; career-best when winning 2m1f Grade 1 at Leopardstown last Christmas; overturned at long odds-on by stablemate Gentleman de Mee at Dublin Racing Festival; never going well in the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham and made little impact in third behind stablemate Energumene when dropped in trip here at the festival.

13/2

3rd

1

25th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Punchestown

Blue Lord

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

held up in rear, went fourth after 3 out, ridden and went third approaching last, kept on, no match for first two

13/2

8th

1

16th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Blue Lord

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Turned over at short odds in the Dublin Chase most recently but could well bounce back from that defeat; progressive otherwise and he was impressive at Leopardstown (2m1f, yielding) the time before, recording a third Grade 1 win; confirmed his stamina for 2m4f with Grade 2 win at Clonmel (soft to heavy) in November and remains particularly unexposed at this trip; respectable third in the Arkle at this meeting last year; major player.

11/2

9/4

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 7-1112 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 150

Form & Verdict

Recorded an aggregate winning margin of 44l in winning her first three races over fences; most meaningful performance when trouncing the useful Cape Gentleman in a Grade 2 contest at Punchestown; 13lb allowance from Ferny Hollow not sufficient here at Christmas; fighting chance against the Mullins trio here, though a tendency to jump to the right is a concern.

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

3rd

2

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:25 Perth

Riviere Detel

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

Fairyhouse Grade 3 chase winner by 33l in January (2m5f, heavy); sixth in the mares' chase at Cheltenham last time (2m4f, soft, ground to make up with Instit); may improve on first run at this trip.

11/4

6th

11

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Riviere Detel

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Four wins from 15 chase starts; going as well as Allegorie De Vassy three out in this race last year but was bumped and fell; caught that one on a bad day at Fairyhouse (heavy) on New Year's Day but readily outpointed by her at Naas (2m, heavy) next time; not entirely dismissed, even so.

16/1

2nd

5

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:27 Gowran Park

Riviere Detel

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Smart novice two seasons ago, three wins and second in two Grade 1s; struggled in a four-race campaign last season; back in form this term, runner-up twice, before routing a below-par Allegorie De Vassy at Fairyhouse; failed to cope with the same opponent on less favourable terms at Naas last week; good chance if this does not come too soon.

6/4

Form: 4225-1 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in a Grade 1 as a juvenile hurdler last season and sent off favourite for Boodles at the Cheltenham Festival when second to Jeff Kidder; made all for an emphatic win from a 142-rated hurdler on his chasing debut at Fairyhouse last month; another smart prospect for the champion trainer.

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

6th

7

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

17:25 Punchestown

Saint Sam

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Flopped in his first spell over fences a couple of years ago; winner of all four completed starts since returning to chasing last year, including a front-running win from Riviere D'Etel in a Grade 2 at Gowran in February; raced too keenly and ran of steam when pulled up in Fairyhouse race in which Fil Dor was a remote third.

12/1

1

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 160y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Saint Sam

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, led, went clear after 1st, reduced lead 9th, mistake 4 out, joined before 3 out, headed when weakened after 3 out, tired jump 2 out, dropped to rear when pulled up before last

13/8

Form: 213112

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Ran in good company in juvenile hurdles last season; well placed to exploit valuable 4yo allowance over fences in early stages of the season, winning three times; found wanting behind Ciel De Neige at Navan in December and now faces rivals of higher calibre provided by the winner's trainer Willie Mullins.

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

14

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Busselton

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Has run creditably in a variety of competitive races but his last win came in the Kerry National (3m, good) in October 2022 and he has rarely been at his best over the last 12 months; could do with the ground drying out.

40/1

7

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Busselton

10st 11lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Tough and consistent at his best; won the Kerry National in 2022 and produced his best performance in a while when sixth in the Paddy Power here at Christmas; could come on again for that and might not be far away.

14/1

Form: 012136 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Experienced novice, 2-12 over fences including a fairly weak Grade 3 event at Punchestown in October; hard to fancy now following heavy defeats in races won by Riviere D'Etel at Punchestown and Navan.

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

6th

9

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Embittered

11st 1lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Showed he still had it when winning a Listed handicap chase at Navan in December; not really competitive in the Plate at Cheltenham or the Topham at Aintree. others preferred.

25/1

11th

6

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Embittered

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Won in good style at Navan (2m4f, heavy) in December on second stable start but this 10yo has failed to reproduce that form on his four starts since (most recently at the Cheltenham Festival) and needs to raise his game.

66/1

11th

2

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Embittered

11st 8lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Three chase wins from 25 attempts, ending a two-year losing run at Navan (2m4f, soft) in December; has run really well over hurdles at the Festival but he played little part in the Grand Annual two years ago and was pulled up in this race last March; up against it.

66/1

Form: 133-1 CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Among the leading juvenile hurdlers last season, winning at Auteuil before joining Willie Mullins for whom he finished third in the Triumph and in the Champion 4yo Hurdle at Punchestown; led home a one-two-three for the stable on chasing debut here at Christmas; jumping was basically good, though he showed a tendency to veer left.

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

2nd

9

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

12:40 Thurles

Haut En Couleurs

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, went second from 3 out, mistake and lost ground 2 out, soon pushed along, steadied last, kept on but no match for winner

100/30

4th

1

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Haut En Couleurs

12st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Second-season chaser; no top weight has won this since Dublin Flyer in 1995 but he's a genuine Grade 2 performer (at least) who wasn't beaten at all far under top weight at the Cheltenham Festival (2m4f, soft) and his class should see him competitive for a long way, at the least; still only a 6yo and the chosen one of Paul Townend; jumps well; big player.

10/1

5th

1

16th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Haut En Couleurs

12st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

Second-season chaser who has shown smart form in Grade 2 events over 2m4f the last twice, proving unlucky at Thurles (would likely have won but for final-fence fall) then second at Gowran behind Ryanair contender Janadil; still unexposed at this distance; seems versatile ground-wise; has the ability to play a major role on handicap debut.

13/2

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Payout
Exacta €75.00
Straight Forecast €77.20
Trifecta €223.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Blue Lord

POSTDATA:

Blue Lord