February 17 / 16.15 Clonmel

16.15 Clonmel

Heavy

Monksgrange Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £5453.78
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 17 runners
  • Win time: 6m 0s
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Monksgrange Beginners Chase

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 070322 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Yet to win a race but looks capable of doing so based on his last two runs; beaten only a short head in a 20-runner handicap hurdle at Punchestown last month; at least as effective in a handicap chase at Navan last time, again losing out in a tight finish.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

18

27th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 180y

15:40 Punchestown

Krabat

11st 3lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Michael J McDonagh

7th

11

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Krabat

10st 12lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: Michael J McDonagh

6th

9

27th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 90y

14:30 Naas

Krabat

10st 4lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: Michael J McDonagh

Likeable sort not winning out of turn, easily in Clonmel maiden lately; that not a strong race but he won easily and form of previous course third is strong; remains a player.

5/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: /P9F-2

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Three-time Flat winner, 1-11 over hurdles with a current rating 114; looked set for victory when falling at the second-last in a weak beginners' chase at Wexford last March; made a pleasing return at Gowran three weeks ago, recovering from a bad mistake at the sixth to chase the long-odds on Coeur Sublime.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

15th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Duchess Ravenwaves

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

5th

5

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 200y

18:30 Kilbeggan

Duchess Ravenwaves

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

4

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Wexford

Duchess Ravenwaves

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Flat and hurdles winner; has fared well on her last two starts over fences when runner-up in beginners chases at Clonmel and Gowran; may be set to play a minor role again.

5/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 400643 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner with 1-16 record over hurdles; capable of winning a race over fences judged on races at Fairyhouse over contrasting distances; 3 1/4l behind today's rival Whiskeywealth over 2m on the first occasion.
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Verdict Starting price

10th

8

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Cork

It Could Be You

11st 2lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Hasn't looked quite as effective over fences as hurdles this term and fell on return to this sphere at Naas last month; would need to be at his very best to defy this mark.

14/1

14

13th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

14:55 Naas

It Could Be You

10st 9lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Mullins

Bumper winner with 1-16 record over hurdles; last four races have been over fences; in fair form now, in marked contrast to what he showed over hurdles in the first half of the season.

10/1

3rd

6

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

It Could Be You

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Bumper winner with 1-16 record over hurdles; capable of winning a race over fences judged on races at Fairyhouse over contrasting distances; 3 1/4l behind today's rival Whiskeywealth over 2m on the first occasion.

12/1

Form: 09423P D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Pulled-up in a handicap last time; better previously in a beginners' event at Punchestown; needs to improve on his 105 rating to feature here.
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4th

3

7th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:45 Cork

Ballyadam Destiny

11st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

In good form of late, gaining second hurdles win at Thurles over 3m, despite mistakes at the final two flights; solid run off revised mark at Limerick but beaten a long way into third at this venue on latest, heavy ground probably not ideal; holding his form well and one to consider.

9/1

3rd

4

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Ballyadam Destiny

11st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

In good form of late, gaining second hurdles win at Thurles last month over this trip, despite mistakes at the final two flights; solid run off revised mark at Limerick when third behind two market leaders; should run his race but others possibly better handicapped now.

12/1

3rd

5

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

15:38 Limerick

Ballyadam Destiny

11st 8lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

OUR TIP

Form: 41-F23 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Course maiden hurdle over 2m on soft last April; faller on chase debut; ran at least well as could have been expected behind high-class stablemate Stratum at Thurles; blinkers on now following a poor round of jumping at Navan.
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Verdict Starting price

13

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Punchestown

Cavallino

10st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

5th

2

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Cavallino

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Course maiden hurdle over 2m on soft last April; faller on chase debut; ran at least well as could have been expected behind high-class stablemate Stratum at Thurles; blinkers on now following a poor round of jumping at Navan.

7/4

3rd

2

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

14:50 Navan

Cavallino

12st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Already looks a better chaser than hurdler; gave his much more vaunted stablemate Stratum something to think about last time at Thurles; likely to find a couple too good.

7/1

Form: F-0153 C BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a 2m maiden hurdle at this venue in December; lesser effort in a novice at Limerick last month; started over fences quite brightly with a third placing at Fairyhouse last month.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

7

18th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 160y

14:59 Cork

Whiskeywealth

10st 10lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Young son of Yeats who won maiden hurdle; definite scope off this mark chasing but lacks experience.

14/1

3rd

7

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 160y

16:15 Limerick

Whiskeywealth

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Won a maiden hurdle at Clonmel in December and a bit of promise in a couple of chase starts on his last two outings; plenty to find on form but better each-way claims than a few of these.

7/1

6th

10

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Whiskeywealth

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Eoghan O’Grady

Won a 2m maiden hurdle at this venue in December; lesser effort in a novice at Limerick last month; started over fences quite brightly with a third placing at Fairyhouse last month.

10/1

Form: 731726 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Former point winner; quite consistent over hurdles, course maiden winner and placed in a mares' handicap at Limerick in December; soundly beaten in third at Tramore on only start over fences.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Optional Mix

11st 11lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Eoin Doyle

7/1

1st

13

10th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 166y

13:50 Thurles

Optional Mix

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Eoin Doyle

Winning hurdler over a similar trip at Clonmel in October; not disgraced on her chase debut at the same venue last month; should do better here.

12/1

7th

14

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Optional Mix

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Eoin Doyle

Former point winner; quite consistent over hurdles, course maiden winner and placed in a mares' handicap at Limerick in December; soundly beaten in third at Tramore on only start over fences.

16/1

Form: 021239

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Progressive in his four handicap hurdle runs between November and last month, putting in two solid placed runs after 2m5f Tramore win; drop in trip did not suit on chase debut at Thurles, and he was taking some high-class rivals in any case.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

6

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 170y

15:10 Gowran Park

Kingston Kid

11st 6lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Winner at Tramore in December from 10lb lower before going close in two subsequent handicap hurdles; hasn't really taken to fences in two starts since but could be involved if he resumes progress back over timber; back down in trip.

8/1

8th

12

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Kingston Kid

11st 8lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Progressive in his four handicap hurdle runs between November and last month, putting in two solid placed runs after 2m5f Tramore win; drop in trip did not suit on chase debut at Thurles, and he was taking some high-class rivals in any case.

20/1

9th

8

10th Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 77y

13:45 Thurles

Kingston Kid

11st 10lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

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.

20/1

Form: 15-460

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won over hurdles in France at three; well held in a couple of runs over hurdles for this yard; no impact on his first two starts over fences.
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9th

11

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Josh D’id

11st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won over hurdles in France at three; well held in a couple of runs over hurdles for this yard; no impact on his first two starts over fences.

25/1

15th

15

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Josh D’id

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

French hurdle winner; well held in a couple of runs over hurdles for this yard and a fair way behind Now Where Or When in a beginners' at Down Royal last month; low mileage at least.

13/2

6th

15

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

Josh D’id

11st 6lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Gavin Cromwell

French hurdle winner; well held in two runs over hurdles for this yard so far and made errors last time out; bit to prove on chase debut; up in trip.

8/1

Form: 779-FP

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Flat winner on turf and AW, also successful over hurdles; something amiss when pulled-up over hurdles last time; best watched for now.
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7

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

15:38 Limerick

Father Ailbe

11st 6lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

10th

5

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Father Ailbe

11st 12lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

Flat winner on turf and AW, also successful over hurdles; something amiss when pulled-up over hurdles last time; best watched for now.

50/1

Form: 8-7433 C

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point winner; won a 2m3f maiden hurdle at this venue last season; some good runs in defeat this term including in a 2m beginners' chase at this venue in December; third to Teescomponentsyess at levels in a handicap hurdle last time.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Cregane Ned

11st 12lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Paul O’Flynn

5/2

11th

4

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Cregane Ned

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Paul O’Flynn

Point winner; won a 2m3f maiden hurdle at this venue last season; some good runs in defeat this term including in a 2m beginners' chase at this venue in December; third to Teescomponentsyess at levels in a handicap hurdle last time.

10/1

15

23rd Jan 2022

Yielding

1m 7f 101y

14:05 Thurles

Cregane Ned

10st 6lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Paul O’Flynn

Point winner; won a maiden hurdle at Clonmel last season and some good runs in defeat this term but seems to need a bit further than this now.

12/1

20/1

Form: 527-73

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed five times over hurdles and did well to reach the money as 40-1 chance on his chasing debut at Gowran; however, he looks safely held by Duchess Ravenwaves on that running.
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15th

2

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Leopardstown

Kellyiscool

12st 0lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: D McNamara

16-race maiden tailed off over fences at Clonmel 18 days ago; probably needs a bit further than this though, particularly on this ground; wears first-time hood.

33/1

12th

7

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Kellyiscool

11st 12lb

J: Ian Power

T: D McNamara

Placed five times over hurdles and did well to reach the money as 40-1 chance on his chasing debut at Gowran; however, he looks safely held by Duchess Ravenwaves on that running.

20/1

3rd

7

27th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:35 Gowran Park

Kellyiscool

12st 0lb

J: Ian Power

T: D McNamara

Placed five times over hurdles but not a strong contender on his chasing debut; down the field in a handicap hurdle at Limerick last time, after running in a couple of point-to-points, saddle slipped first occasion, unplaced on other.

50/1

Form: 21060F

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won twice in handicap hurdles during a fine spell of form in the early stages of the season; still in with a chance when falling two out on chase debut in Fairyhouse race in which Whiskeywealth and It Could Be You were third and fourth respectively.
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8

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

19:20 Tipperary

Clonbury Bridge

11st 4lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

towards rear of midfield early, towards rear when pushed along briefly after 3rd, reminders and struggling after 5th, no impression when mistake 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, never going well

28/1

6th

10

28th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 50y

16:53 Punchestown

Clonbury Bridge

10st 9lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

Dual winning hurdler last year, including at Galway on good; 3 nondescript efforts over fences of late but not one to rule out back hurdling with ground to suit; yard often do well here.

10/1

7th

3

5th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 70y

18:45 Tipperary

Clonbury Bridge

11st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

Dual winning hurdler; looked like playing a hand when falling two out on his chase debut at Fairyhouse in January; ran no race at Clonmel the following month; others preferred.

12/1

Form: 23U388

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Obtained three seconds in bumpers and some promising efforts over hurdles; little impact in two Down Royal chase outings and best watched for now; second reserve
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24

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Midnight It Is

10st 6lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

14th

3

27th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 180y

15:40 Punchestown

Midnight It Is

11st 12lb

J: K E Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

1st

8

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

13:45 Limerick

Midnight It Is

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Hasn't quite progressed as hoped since switching to fences for last three starts, having shown promise at Fairyhouse when third behind Grangee in November on last run in this sphere; 112-rated performer difficult to weigh up but has the ability to go well.

5/1

Form: 4P0P14 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Made a surprise return to form when successful in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Limerick after Christmas; ran well when fourth off his revised mark at Gowran three weeks ago; was out of form at the time of his only previous start over fences.
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7th

10

19th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 2

15:00 Uttoxeter

Teescomponentsyess

10st 8lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Didn't want to know over fences two starts back (second non-completion in that scene) but he's a useful handicap hurdler under these conditions and, with cheekpieces turned to, he was a pleasing fourth of 16 at Fairyhouse three weeks ago; thereabouts.

14/1

4th

16

26th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 165y

15:08 Fairyhouse

Teescomponentsyess

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Got his head back in front at Limerick in December and hit the frame from 7lb higher next time; ran out back over fences last time and his mark is probably high enough for now back in this sphere.

16/1

9

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Teescomponentsyess

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Made a surprise return to form when successful in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Limerick after Christmas; ran well when fourth off his revised mark at Gowran three weeks ago; was out of form at the time of his only previous start over fences.

10/1

Form: /434-P

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Some promise on his chase debut at this venue last season before finding a Grade 3 event at Limerick much too tough; had lost touch by halfway on reappearance at Down Royal; cheekpieces tried now; first reserve.
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17

20th Mar 2022

Good

3m 4f 120y

15:45 Downpatrick

Cala Di Volpe

10st 3lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: R K Watson

Not much mileage on the clock; does not look good enough on handicap debut; second reserve.

6th

2

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:05 Gowran Park

Cala Di Volpe

11st 12lb

J: Derek Thomas McGrath

T: R K Watson

Some promise in his chase debut at Clonmel last season but more of a handicapper in the making.

66/1

15

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Cala Di Volpe

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: R K Watson

Some promise on his chase debut at this venue last season before finding a Grade 3 event at Limerick much too tough; had lost touch by halfway on reappearance at Down Royal; cheekpieces tried now; first reserve.

Form: 66-940

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Started out in handicap hurdles with a rating of 116, down to 107 before switched to chasing; from the family of owner's high-class chaser Special Tiara; poor effort on chase debut at Punchestown; third reserve
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17

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

My Uncas

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Henry De Bromhead

Started out in handicap hurdles with a rating of 116, down to 107 before switched to chasing; from the family of owner's high-class chaser Special Tiara; poor effort on chase debut at Punchestown; third reserve

11th

5

16th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 6f 40y

14:50 Punchestown

My Uncas

12st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Started out in handicap hurdles with a rating of 116; never looked like justifying mark, though his fourth off 108 at Limerick last month was mildly encouraging; lacks chasing experience but from the family of owner's high-class chaser Special Tiara.

6/1

4th

13

27th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Limerick

My Uncas

11st 4lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Has some decent maiden form on testing ground; probably needed it when poor on recent handicap debut at Cork, but only beat two home and will need to have come on quite a bit to bag this one.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €239.00
Straight Forecast €205.90
Trifecta €1629.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Cavallino

TOPSPEED:

Cregane Ned

RP Ratings (IRE):

Cavallino

POSTDATA:

Cavallino

The Irish Sun:

Cavallino