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Gibney’s Handicap Chase

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  • 3m 0f 0y
  • 15 runners
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Gibney’s Handicap Chase

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather:

Form: -67026 BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

128-rated hurdler; down the field in good beginners' chases before second in first-time blinkers on handicap debut in 2m7f contest at Punchestown; jumping went to pieces when favourite at Down Royal; could be involved with an error-free round.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

1

27th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 110y

20:10 Limerick

Ragnar Lodbrok

12st 3lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gordon Elliott

0-8 over fences; promising return when runner-up in a Punchestown handicap in December but either tailed off or failed to complete in four subsequent outings; some rain might help.

16/1

12

16th May 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

19:30 Killarney

Ragnar Lodbrok

10st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

25/1

Form: 054659

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles; has failed to match that sort of level over fences so far; out of the money in his first two handicap attempts, the latest behind today's rival Handsworth at Naas three weeks ago.

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8th

9

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Railway Hurricane

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Gavin Cromwell

Good effort over 2m4f on the Old course here last winter but still met with defeat; almost no leeway in the weights since and not very tempting with a strike-rate of 1-26 over fences, having been well held behind Ginny's Destiny here in November and fallen on this course since (tough task).

16/1

0

12

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:50 Cheltenham

Railway Hurricane

10st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

No ground worries; just one win from his 25 chase starts but that came in July and he's been placed in his three races this autumn; the last two were over 2m4f at this track but this is a much better race and he's 7lb out of the handicap, so faces a stiff task.

20/1

3rd

4

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 3

13:45 Cheltenham

Railway Hurricane

11st 6lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Just one win from his 24 chase starts but that came in July and he's been a good second in handicaps the last twice at Gowran Park (2m4f, heavy) and over C&D (good); bumped into unexposed winner last time and there's every chance he'll be bang there.

9/2

Form: 176874 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Belatedly opened chase account in 2m7f Mayo National at Ballinrobe last May; has not managed to replicate that form, though put in one of his better efforts at Down Royal last time; 1-18 record over fences is a negative.

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12

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Agent Boru

10st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

2nd

12

20th Mar 2022

Good

3m 4f 120y

15:45 Downpatrick

Agent Boru

10st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Belatedly opened chase account in 2m7f Mayo National at Ballinrobe last May; appears held by Conquredalofeurope and Thunderosa on Navan running last time has not managed to replicate that form; 1-19 record over fences is a negative.

12/1

7th

3

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Navan

Agent Boru

11st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Belatedly opened chase account in 2m7f Mayo National at Ballinrobe last May; has not managed to replicate that form, though put in one of his better efforts at Down Royal last time; 1-18 record over fences is a negative.

14/1

Form: 32-PP1

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 9lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Pulled-up on first two starts this season; bounced back to form when winning a veterans' chase at Limerick for the second year in succession; last season's form included a C&D second in a veterans' race.

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7th

8

19th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 170y

15:10 Punchestown

Wishmoor

11st 3lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: J F Levins

soon led, headed but prominent 3rd, nudged along and lost position 14th, ridden and dropped to rear 4 out, soon no extra, tailed off

20/1

3

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 120y

16:50 Limerick

Wishmoor

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: J F Levins

Dual course winner who bounced back from a lesser effort when beaten roughly 7l at Navan last week in a veterans' handicap chase; not the force of old but dropped another 2lb and a return to this venue is in his favour.

9/2

Form: 17-P34 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Showed liking for a test of stamina when a 3m Down Royal winner last season; maybe lost confidence with an early mistake when a disappointing favourite for this race last year; would have finished closer without interference at second-last in Punchestown race in which Ragnar Lodbrok was second; decent chance given an error-free round with new headgear combination fitted.

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23th

17

27th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 6f 0y

13:50 Navan

Envol Pierji

11st 1lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Reverts to hurdles for the first time since March 2019 after jumping let him down on handicap chase comeback at Down Royal three weeks ago; trip and ground likely to be fine; blinkers replace cheekpieces; Mark Walsh rides same owner's Enjoy D'Allen.

14/1

5

5th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

Envol Pierji

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Good third in this race last year after a break but lost his way subsequently and was tailed off when last seen; off 209 days and interesting that he's seemingly the owner's first-string.

8/1

7th

4

10th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 126y

16:30 Tramore

Envol Pierji

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Form: 52-673

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Produced his best hurdles effort over a staying trip; comes into the reckoning on his close-up third behind Handsworth at Naas in his first handicap chase; form has been franked by the second Krabat, and he should appreciate this longer trip.

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0

12

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Call The Tune

10st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

midfield, headway 3 out, in touch with leaders 2 out, no extra when pulled up approaching last

4/1

2nd

14

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Call The Tune

10st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

midfield, pecked on landing 2nd, towards rear of midfield with one circuit to go, in touch with leaders after 5 out, disputed lead going easily after 3 out, led clearly after 2 out, not fluent and hampered rival last, soon ridden, headed final stride

8/1

2nd

10

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Call The Tune

10st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Lightly-raced; won over fences last year on testing ground and ran a cracker in a Galway handicap hurdle last time over this trip; go very well off 4lb higher and soft ground will suit; cheekpieces off.

4/1

Form: 040657 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Point winner who underlined his preference for staying distances with three wins over 3m as a handicap hurdler in the first half of last year; disappointing in his first handicap chase at Down Royal; likely to be capable of better but others are preferred.

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6

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:15 Exeter

Thunderosa

11st 12lb

J: Miss Abigail Voyce

T: Mickey Bowen

Triple 3m hurdle winner in Ireland who had some fair chase form in home country last season but he hasn't settled down in Britain as yet and was beaten a long way in a recent point.

50/1

7

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:45 Catterick

Thunderosa

11st 3lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

raced lazily, midfield, slow jump and ridden 12th

50/1

5th

8

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 5f 214y

Class 3

14:50 Catterick

Thunderosa

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Even from 2lb out of the handicap he's well treated on Irish form as recent as last February but was well beaten on his final two runs for Dermot McLoughlin and it's been the same story on his three outings for this yard.

33/1

Form: 6-7732 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Good spell last year, winning a 3m1f heavy ground handicap chase at Fairyhouse before third in this event 12 months; close up in third behind Wishmoor in a veterans' chase at Limerick after Christmas; had a few of these rivals behind when second at Down Royal.

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10

21st Oct 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 90y

16:45 Sligo

Dubai Devils

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Paul Stafford

in touch with leaders on inner, lost position when not fluent 3 out (usual 4 out), pulled up approaching last

12/1

2nd

5

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Dubai Devils

11st 9lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Paul Stafford

1st

1

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:05 Hexham

Dubai Devils

11st 12lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Paul Stafford

Irish raider; first run at this trip but shaped as though he would stay this far when a keeping-on sixth in the 3m4f Ulster National at Downpatrick in March 2021 (good to yielding); in fair form recently; a possible.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 842141 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Has taken a while to find the winning touch, but has come good lately, showing a liking for left-handed tracks and 2m4f in winning handicaps at this venue and at Naas; form of his recent success was given a timely boost when runner-up Krabat won at Clonmel on Thursday.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

15

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

16:15 Aintree

Handsworth

10st 2lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

It's to his credit that he was close up in a 2m4f handicap here in December (good to soft) but he hasn't shone in his previous attempts over 3m and is a long way out of the weights; cheekpieces refitted.

22/1

3rd

3

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Navan

Handsworth

11st 11lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

Won twice over fences and two excellent runs in defeat early in the campaign, particularly an Aintree second; has really struggled in three starts since and while potentailly well well treated, he probably needs further than this trip.

12/1

Form: -00724 BF

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Almost made successful graduation from novice to handicap company when narrowly denied by today's rival School Lane at Fairyhouse last month; did not reproduce that form at same venue 11 days ago.

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3

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:55 Hexham

Conquredalofeurope

11st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Battled on well to win small-field Catterick chase (3m1f, heavy) off today's mark in January but looked out of sorts on both subsequent starts over fences; swaps blinkers for first-time visor on this first hurdling start since 2021; others look much less risky.

12/1

6th

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Conquredalofeurope

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

led, headed but pressed leader 2nd, lost position 10th, reminders before 11th, lost touch 13th, struggling when mistake 3 out

8/1

3rd

3

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:00 Catterick

Conquredalofeurope

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

raced lazily at times, in touch with leaders, not fluent and dropped to rear 5th, struggling and detached 11th

3/1

Form: P2U/U6 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

0-12 over fences, placed five times, including third in the 2019 Cork National; hard to derive any encouragement from his two Punchestown appearances this season.

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11th

8

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 6f 169y

17:20 Clonmel

Aherlow

11st 7lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Some creditable runs over longer trips in the past but still winless over fences and out of form in recent starts.

16/1

10th

11

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Navan

Aherlow

10st 13lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Henry De Bromhead

0-12 over fences, placed five times, including third in the 2019 Cork National; hard to derive any encouragement from his two Punchestown appearances this season.

33/1

Form: F-1011 C

Last run: 64 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Transformed by David Dunne last season, exploiting low handicap marks to win twice on the Flat and once over hurdles; in rear on the Flat on stable debut before winning a Punchestown handicap chase in which only one of her rivals ever showed with a chance; backed that up with an emphatic course win over hurdles; has gone up 22lb but could still be well handicapped.

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0

8

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:50 Ballinrobe

All Class

10st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Paul Traynor

Dual-purpose mare has been lightly-raced; should improve from her comeback run for new yard; not ruled out.

14/1

9th

1

14th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:25 Cork

All Class

12st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Paul Traynor

Reported to have blood in both nostrils when well below par on final two starts last summer for Ronan McNally, having earlier won Limerick flat handicap; trip/ground okay but watching brief advised on account of recent history; has run well fresh.

25/1

5

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 165y

17:20 Downpatrick

All Class

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Ronan M P McNally

towards rear, headway into midfield halfway, weakened quickly from 4 out, soon pulled up, burst blood vessel (vet said mare had blood at both nostrils post race; jockey said mare burst a blood vessel during this race)

5/4

Form: 9F3-27 BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden hurdle at Naas almost five years ago; only nine runs since then; fair third in a 2m4f handicap chase at this venue in late-2020; encouraging second over hurdles at Naas early last month; failed to match that form here on latest start.

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13

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Navan

Never Off Duty

10st 7lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Robert Tyner

Won a maiden hurdle at Naas almost five years ago; only nine runs since then; fair third in a 2m4f handicap chase at this venue in late-2020; encouraging second over hurdles at Naas early last month; failed to match that form here on latest start.

14/1

7th

7

22nd Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:15 Navan

Never Off Duty

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

Won a maiden hurdle at Naas almost five years ago; only eight runs since then; last two runs have been encouraging with a long gap between them; third in a handicap chase at this venue in late-2020; fine second over hurdles at Naas early this month, in front of Leish Oscars Son and Aa Bee See.

9/2

Form: -98114

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Progressive since returning from a break, winning two points during the autumn campaign before back-to-back wins in handicaps at Down Royal (2m1f) and Fairyhouse (2m5f); could manage only fourth over a longer trip at Fairyhouse, but not to be dismissed lightly.

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8th

8

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

17:05 Leopardstown

School Lane

10st 12lb

J: Mr J H Williamson

T: Liam Lennon

Regressive since returning from a long absence and not easy to fancy at present.

28/1

10th

6

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

School Lane

11st 7lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Liam Lennon

Course winner greatly feared at his best but nothing to take from three runs this year after long absence.

33/1

11th

6

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Naas

School Lane

11st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Liam Lennon

Three-time winner on the track, also three wins in points; suited by staying distances and soft ground; has struggled in his two outings after a long spell on the sidelines; no appeal.

25/1

Form: -PPP07

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

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Betting Forcast

12/1 Ragnar Lodbrok, 18/1 Railway Hurricane, 18/1 Agent Boru, 16/1 Wishmoor, 11/1 Envol Pierji, 13/2 Call The Tune, 16/1 Thunderosa, 8/1 Dubai Devils, 15/2 Handsworth, 10/1 Conquredalofeurope, 25/1 Aherlow, 2/1 All Class, 16/1 Never Off Duty, 16/1 School Lane, 100/1 Kilcasey Gold

Verdict

The difficult angle is exactly how much All Class had in hand when winning in unusual circumstances at Fairyhouse. As with any horse from this source, he could end up very short if fancied. Instead of playing a guessing-game, CALL THE TUNE is tipped to reverse the form of his handicap debut with Handsworth, the form of that Naas race having been boosted at Clonmel on Thursday. [Alan Sweetman]

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

All Class

SPOTLIGHT:

Call The Tune

POSTDATA:

Ragnar Lodbrok

The Irish Sun:

All Class