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13:45 Thurles

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BetVictor Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £5701.68
  • 2m 0f 77y
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 4m 6s
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BetVictor Beginners Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

4/7 (Won)

  • Win: £1.50
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 107-52 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

SP 4-1fav for the Martin Pipe at last year's Cheltenham Festival where he proved too keen and finished mid-field before highly encouraging Punchestown festival handicap effort, having got loose beforehand; sent chasing and learned from fifth to Ferny Hollow to subsequently finish second to stablemate Haut En Couleurs at Leopardstown over Christmas; the one to beat.

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2nd

7

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Gentleman De Mee

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Often a front-runner; decisively beat Edwardstone at Aintree (good to soft) as a novice chaser but has shown comparable form only once since, namely when winning last season's Dublin Chase (yielding); well-held fourth to stablemate El Fabiolo in the latest edition of that Leopardstown race and, on balance, can be opposed.

25/1

4th

3

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:10 Leopardstown

Gentleman De Mee

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Had his finest hour when turning over odds-on stablemate Blue Lord in this race last year; was fresh and eager to get on with it when collared by Dinoblue in the Grade 1 here at Christmas; should come on for that and have a good chance of chasing home the favourite.

8/1

2nd

3

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Gentleman De Mee

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

led, soon clear, jumped slightly right 7th, much reduced lead 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on, no match for winner

9/2

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2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 103/62

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Promising enough form prior to 933-day layoff and has shown up well on both starts over fences this term, sixth to Gabynako at Fairyhouse when entitled to need run before improving to split Capodanno and Gaillard Du Mesnil at Naas eight weeks ago; should give Gentleman De Mee most to think about.

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2nd

2

10th Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 77y

13:45 Thurles

Embrun Mitja

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Promising enough form prior to 933-day layoff and has shown up well on both starts over fences this term, sixth to Gabynako at Fairyhouse when entitled to need run before improving to split Capodanno and Gaillard Du Mesnil at Naas eight weeks ago; should give Gentleman De Mee most to think about.

2/1

6th

2

9th Nov 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 0y

12:45 Fairyhouse

Embrun Mitja

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Robinson

T: Henry De Bromhead

Looked a nice prospect when winning a maiden hurdle on yard debut in 2018; found a Grade 1 too tough next time but bounced back with a good run here on his final start of the 2018-19 campaign in a novice handicap hurdle; however, now has a 933-day absence to defy on chase debut and a watching brief advised this time.

16/1

40/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 15-88P D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Four-time hurdles winner holds mark of 108 in that sphere and was safely held on only other start in this sphere; others preferred.

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1

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 50y

18:00 Tramore

Quarry Lil

12st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Paul O’Flynn

0-10 over fences and tailed off at Killarney last month; return to handicap company should help her get competitive and she's versatile with regards to both trip and ground; non-runner here on Friday.

13/2

17

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

17:20 Tramore

Quarry Lil

11st 5lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Paul O’Flynn

Reserve; four wins over hurdles; 0-10 as a chaser; outclassed last time and has been placed.

8th

8

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:25 Killarney

Quarry Lil

11st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Paul O’Flynn

Fifteen runs since last win back in 2021 over hurdles; below form sixth at Ballinrobe over hurdles last time out, beaten 38l; rated 94 over fences and will find life difficult here.

66/1

Form: 11/600 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Hasn't yet shown his best since returning from layoff this season and difficult to fancy on chasing debut.

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0

6

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Listowel

For Everyone

11st 1lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Won over hurdles here as a juvenile in 2019; chase winner at Tipperary last year; off for 12 months and probably best watched.

14/1

4th

2

3rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:30 Wexford

For Everyone

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Mark Michael McNiff

in touch with leaders, pushed along and dropped to last before 2 out, lost touch home straight

7/2

5

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

19:00 Ballinrobe

For Everyone

11st 7lb

J: Ian Power

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Smart sort as a juvenile hurdler; had a period on the sidelines but was hugely impressive on what was his third start over fences when bolting in at Tipperary (beginners chase) 36 days ago; reunited with Ian Power here and could be any amount left to come, but this is a big step up and he won't find life easy here.

16/1

Form: 05942U D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

109-rated hurdler unseated at the fourth on first start over fences at Gowran a fortnight ago; improvement required.

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5th

7

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

17:05 Leopardstown

Nazine

11st 1lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Michael J McDonagh

Poor over hurdles lately and will have to improve on his earlier chase form to have a say.

14/1

6th

14

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

14:30 Navan

Nazine

11st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Michael J McDonagh

No wins since his maiden hurdle success here nearly three years ago; tailed off at Limerick last time and best watched.

33/1

13th

4

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Nazine

11st 10lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Michael J McDonagh

midfield

12/1

Form: S4

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off at Tramore on New Year's Day and needs to show much more on chasing bow.

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1st

5

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

17:05 Leopardstown

Soloman Lane

11st 13lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Martin Hassett

Is 1-14 over fences; pulled up at Fairyhouse last time but has a big chance on his previous C&D second at the Christmas meeting.

11/2

0

4

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 50y

13:00 Fairyhouse

Soloman Lane

11st 8lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Martin Hassett

Won a 2m3f handicap chase at Punchestown 12 months ago; fair effort when third at the same venue on his seasonal debut; never threatened at Down Royal; much more like it when second at Leopardstown.

6/1

Form: 0-PPP0

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Hasn't shown enough between the flags or under rules to warrant strong consideration here.

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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

Form: 18-980 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Well-bred mare is rated 109 over hurdles so will need to make big step up on chasing debut to make immediate impact; could be all the better for this experience.

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1

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

17:10 Tipperary

Dreamsrmadeofthis

12st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: E Bolger

Maiden hurdle winner is 0-9 over fences but has a chance on her third to The Eye Of Tulla at Limerick two starts ago; has to rebound from a poor run at Clonmel last time.

9/1

6th

3

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 67y

18:15 Clonmel

Dreamsrmadeofthis

11st 7lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: E Bolger

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, prominent 3rd, led before 4th, headed and lost two places 8th

9/2

3rd

1

25th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 160y

17:30 Limerick

Dreamsrmadeofthis

12st 0lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: E Bolger

towards rear, headway and pressed leaders after 3 out, went second home turn, ridden when challenging before 2 out, no extra before last, lost second towards finish

4/1

Form: 902123

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Going the right way over hurdles (rated 100) but best efforts over further than this; unsure whether he'll relish coming back in trip for chasing debut; could improve for this experience.

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9th

1

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Limerick

Kingston Kid

12st 0lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Sole win came in a 2m5f Tramore handicap almost two years ago; several decent hurdle runs this year but was below form over fences last time; blinkers replace cheekpieces; a squeak.

12/1

6th

10

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:05 Listowel

Kingston Kid

10st 12lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Quite consistent over hurdles but has yet to entirely convince as a chaser (0-7; no places) and probably best to turn elsewhere.

10/1

Form: 6-500

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point-to-point debut third needs to improve for this switch to fences after failing to catch fire in maiden hurdles; best watched for now.

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3

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

15:22 Carlisle

Carrigeen Castle

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Denied hat-trick when second to the highly progressive Prairie Wolf at Catterick (2m3f, soft) in February and back to winning ways at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) three weeks ago; he's 10lb higher than when beating four rivals last time but did it easily and is clearly thriving; entitled to respect.

5/1

1st

4

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 4

15:15 Wetherby

Carrigeen Castle

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, led 6th, went clear going easily after 3 out, readily

11/8

2nd

4

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 3

14:50 Catterick

Carrigeen Castle

10st 10lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-Irish 8yo who has struck form for Micky Hammond since the turn of the year, winning Class 5 races at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) and Wetherby (2m3f, soft); takes a big step up in grade today but still respected in current mood.

3/1

Form: 6

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Nibbled at in the early markets before drifting out to 33-1 and failing to set the world alight on bumper debut at Leopardstown in December; could show he's better than that in the fullness of time but much more needed.

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6

10th Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 77y

13:45 Thurles

Saint Rhue

11st 12lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Nibbled at in the early markets before drifting out to 33-1 and failing to set the world alight on bumper debut at Leopardstown in December; could show he's better than that in the fullness of time but much more needed.

20/1

6th

6

28th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:30 Leopardstown

Saint Rhue

12st 2lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: John Patrick Ryan

Charm Spirit gelding; dam US 8.5f turf winner, half-sister to French 1m 2yo Group 3 winner Summertime Legacy (dam of French Group 1 winners Mandaean and Wavering) out of 1m winning half-sister to Derby winner Golden Fleece; unlikely to be involved on debut.

50/1

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Selections

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Gentleman De Mee

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Gentleman De Mee

TOPSPEED:

Gentleman De Mee

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Gentleman De Mee

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Gentleman De Mee