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Hollywoodbets Cheltenham Festival Preview March 3rd Rated Novice Chase

  • Prize money: £10907.56
  • 1m 7f 170y
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 4m 14s
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Hollywoodbets Cheltenham Festival Preview March 3rd Rated Novice Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 901211 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful novice hurdler and looking like an even better novice chaser, winning both starts at Thurles and Navan; Arkle entry has to give weight here and drops back in trip but looks the one to beat.

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15th

24

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Ciel De Neige

10st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Running a fair race when unseating two out in this last year (soft) and is 22lb lower today; however, below par in September on final run for Willie Mullins and well beaten in three runs since joining this yard.

33/1

14th

16

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Ciel De Neige

10st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Ran well in handicap hurdles at earlier Festivals and has since won three chases at up to 2m4f for Willie Mullins; has not yet settled down for new yard (without regular headgear; cheekpieces refitted today) and best watched in such a warm race.

100/1

7th

2

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Ciel De Neige

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

On a competitive mark on best form for Willie Mullins and he's one to watch in the betting on this second stable start; however, he was tailed off at 50-1 at Doncaster last time and has to leave that run miles behind.

33/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 2P5-1U

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Relished testing ground when landing a 2m4f beginners chase at Wexford in October; beaten when unseating at the last in the Grade 1 at Limerick in December; will be better suited in this company and every drop of rain will help; not to be dismissed.

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14th

19

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Fire Attack

10st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Dual winning chaser for Joseph O'Brien; soundly beaten in two chases for Gordon Elliott and very hard to make a case for at present; 2lb wrong.

66/1

8th

1

26th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Fire Attack

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

led, headed and raced in second before 2nd

14/1

9th

5

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 100y

14:17 Navan

Fire Attack

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

led, not fluent 5th, headed before 3 out, soon lost position

16/1

33/1

  • Place: £5.50

Form: 6316-P D

Last run: 92 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a Navan maiden hurdle a year ago; stopped quickly and pulled up on his chase debut here in November after eight months off; best watched.

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5

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 110y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Alko Rouge

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

in touch with leaders, close up 5th, went second 6th, not fluent 10th, briefly led 4 out, ridden when headed and weakened quickly after 3 out, tired jump when steadied 2 out, got well behind when fell heavily last

10/1

4th

2

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 50y

14:25 Down Royal

Alko Rouge

11st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

soon disputed lead, led narrowly after 1st, headed and raced in second after 4th, lost second but close up before 6th

11/2

5th

8

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 160y

15:25 Cork

Alko Rouge

10st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Maiden hurdle winner but yet to inspire over fences; well beaten from the front on his return at Galway; tongue-tied here but much more needed.

16/1

Form: /110-4 D

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Useful 136-rated hurdler, won a maiden at Listowel and a novice event at Navan last season; later favourite for the County Hurdle in which he lost his action and finished lame; made a satisfactory start over fences here in December; plenty more to come from him.

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3rd

13

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

19:30 Ballinrobe

You Raised Me Up

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Martin Brassil

Decent 134-rated hurdler, winning Listowel maiden and novice event at Navan; just 2 outings chasing last season, encouraging enough fourth in high-class Punchestown beginners' and weaker form when never dangerous fourth in rated novice at same track; drops in grade here and has to be thereabouts; will appreciate any rain.

3/1

4th

9

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

1m 7f 170y

14:10 Punchestown

You Raised Me Up

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Martin Brassil

Useful 136-rated hurdler, won a maiden at Listowel and a novice event at Navan last season; later favourite for the County Hurdle in which he lost his action and finished lame; made a satisfactory start over fences here in December; plenty more to come from him.

3/1

Form: 22U1PU D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Effective handicap chaser at this trip, as he showed when beating useful Grange Walk in a Cork handicap in October; does throw in the odd error and has unseated twice but a useful performer and capable at this level.

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12th

4

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

14:25 Wincanton

Poseidon

11st 12lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

Well beaten on first two starts for David Pipe and was just a respectable sixth at Newbury (2m4f, good) last month; continues to slip down the weights but has more to prove than several of these.

20/1

6th

4

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

14:10 Newbury

Poseidon

11st 10lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

Won Taunton seller on final start for Gordon Elliott but out of his depth in 2m handicaps for new yard and has some stamina queries on form at about this trip nearly two years ago; reservations for now; tongue-tie added.

40/1

6th

2

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 2

15:30 Taunton

Poseidon

11st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Easily won a C&D seller (good) in December on final run for Gordon Elliott and it was a competitive handicap at Sandown (2m, soft) in which he was tailed off on last month's stable debut; back on better ground but it's hard to be overly confident after last time.

11/1

Form: 66-120 C

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Looked a useful recruit when readily beating a stable companion on his chasing debut at Listowel in September but two lifeless performances since; others preferred.

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11th

13

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 111y

18:00 Galway

Coach Carter

11st 6lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

soon towards rear of midfield, not fluent 9th, minor headway when pushed along on inner after 3 out, in touch with leaders when ridden but weakened after last, eased towards finish

11/1

1st

3

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 2

15:15 Perth

Coach Carter

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

also declared 3.00 Perth yesterday

OUR TIP

Form: 416/13 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Smart novice hurdler and off the track for two years before making a successful chasing debut at Killarney in October; below par effort and did not jump well in a 3-runner winners event at Naas last month; better ground would suit but respected if his latest run can be ignored.

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6th

1

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Dancing On My Own

12st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Yard won the race in 2019 and this one has a great record in it, runner-up two years ago and his perseverance paying off 12 months ago (both on good to soft); better than ever when beating Triple Trade at Cheltenham (2m, good) in October but this will ask a lot of him, 12lb higher than last year with soft ground slower than he likes.

14/1

6th

1

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Dancing On My Own

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Classy sort whose three chase wins include Red Rum Handicap at Aintree and valuable 2m Cheltenham handicap in October under hefty weight when racing up with pace; well below best on softer ground under top-weight over C&D however, jumping sketchily; has form on soft but suited by better ground; dry forecast at least.

13/2

Form: 190-1P D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Probably a better chaser than hurdler; comfortably beat a good yardstick in a Galway beginners in July and too much was asked of him after a five month break in the Grade 1 won by Ferny Hollow at Leopardstown; if that has not affected his confidence he should be far better suited by this test although better ground would suit.

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2nd

2

14th Sep 2022

Good

2m 5f 47y

16:55 Sligo

Grand Bornand

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced wide, led and clear early, faced strong challenge but going okay before 2 out, joined 2 out, not fluent last, soon headed when ridden, kept on but no chance with winner towards finish

7/2

5th

6

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Grand Bornand

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

held up in behind leaders, lost third and pushed along 3 out, soon weakened, dropped to last when slow jump last, eased

13/2

4

28th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

13:20 Punchestown

Grand Bornand

10st 11lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

9/2

Form: 614235 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Surprise winner on heavy of a Wexford beginners in October and has acquitted himself well in novice and handicap company since; the more rain the better and he cannot be discounted if it turns up testing.

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3rd

1

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:58 Cork

Take All

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

raced in fourth behind clear leader, mistake 3rd, headway 5 out, challenging towards far side 2 out, outpaced after last, kept on

11/2

7th

4

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 100y

14:40 Limerick

Take All

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

led, soon clear, reduced lead halfway, slow jump 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon weakened

25/1

6th

4

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:50 Cork

Take All

11st 7lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

prominent, led before 2nd

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €69.00
Straight Forecast €68.60
Trifecta €1523.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Ciel De Neige

SPOTLIGHT:

You Raised Me Up

TOPSPEED:

Grand Bornand

POSTDATA:

Ciel De Neige

The Irish Sun:

You Raised Me Up