February 22 / 16.40 Navan

16.40 Navan

Heavy

Gibney’s Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7436.97
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • 15 runners
  • Win time: 6m 42s
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Gibney’s Handicap Chase

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.70
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 52-673

Last run: 23 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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6th

8

12th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:35 Navan

Call The Tune

10st 10lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Barry Connell

Produced his best hurdles effort over a staying trip; close-up third behind Handsworth at Naas in his first handicap chase, with Carrolls Cottage and Mercury Lane behind; built on that with C&D win and should remain competitive off 7lb higher.

7/2

1st

6

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Navan

Call The Tune

11st 6lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: Barry Connell

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.

11/2

10/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: -00724 BF

Last run: 13 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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16

20th Mar 2022

Good

3m 4f 120y

15:45 Downpatrick

Conquredalofeurope

10st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: J Motherway

Almost made successful graduation from novice to handicap company when narrowly denied at Fairyhouse in January; did not reproduce that form at same venue on next start; better again when second at Navan, just in front of Thunderosa; strong chance if getting a run; first reserve.

2nd

10

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Navan

Conquredalofeurope

11st 2lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: J Motherway

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.

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 040657 D

Last run: 28 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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6th

6

2nd May 2022

Good

3m 2f 50y

16:20 Down Royal

Thunderosa

11st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

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; yet to score over fences; good Navan run three starts ago, needs to find that level of form again.

9/1

5th

13

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Thunderosa

10st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

15

20th Mar 2022

Good

3m 4f 120y

15:45 Downpatrick

Thunderosa

10st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

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; much better when third at Navan, when only just behind Conquredalofeurope.

7/1

Form: 6-7732 D

Last run: 28 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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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

4th

8

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Navan

Dubai Devils

11st 5lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Paul Stafford

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.

8/1

Form: 842141 C

Last run: 23 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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7th

2

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

17:10 Navan

Handsworth

11st 13lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

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; possibly didn't stay 3m last time and back markedly in trip here.

13/2

5th

9

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Navan

Handsworth

11st 5lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

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.

15/2

14/1

Form: -98114

Last run: 24 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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5th

9

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 110y

16:05 Downpatrick

School Lane

10st 10lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Liam Lennon

chased leaders, hampered 1st, left in second 4 out, pushed along when lost second 3 out, ridden and weakened 2 out

9/2

1st

5

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 7f 110y

19:20 Downpatrick

School Lane

11st 5lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Liam Lennon

9/2

Form: 176874 D

Last run: 28 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: -67026 BF

Last run: 28 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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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

3

2nd May 2022

Good

3m 2f 50y

16:20 Down Royal

Ragnar Lodbrok

11st 10lb

J: Ben Mulligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Ran well in first-time blinkers at Punchestown on New Year's Eve when second to the subsequent Irish Grand National winner Lord Lariat; disappointing in three starts since then, including Tramore event in which Pat Coyne was second.

10/1

14/1

Form: 32-PP1

Last run: 55 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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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

5th

5

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:32 Navan

Wishmoor

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: J F Levins

Got the better of Kavanaghs Corner on his penultimate run when bouncing back from pulling up twice but tailed off at Navan last time; hard to gauge at present but was runner-up in this last year from 2lb higher.

6/1

9th

4

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Navan

Wishmoor

11st 9lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: J F Levins

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.

14/1

Form: P2U/U6 D

Last run: 37 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

OUR TIP

Form: 054659

Last run: 23 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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2nd

5

5th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:25 Wexford

Railway Hurricane

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

chased clear leader, headway and tracked leader 5th, good jump and led 4 out, pushed along and joined 2 out, ridden and headed run-in, kept on but held towards finish

100/30

5th

1

6th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:45 Listowel

Railway Hurricane

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, mistake 4 out, headway and close up 3 out, bit short of room home turn, ridden before 2 out, weakened approaching last

17/2

Form: 17-P34 D

Last run: 53 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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7th

4

10th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 126y

16:30 Tramore

Envol Pierji

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

13

20th Mar 2022

Good

3m 4f 120y

15:45 Downpatrick

Envol Pierji

10st 7lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Showed liking for a test of stamina when a 3m Down Royal winner last season; returned in October with an encouraging third at the same venue; unlucky not to finish a bit closer at Punchestown in December, when badly hampered by a faller two out; definite chance for in-form trainer

13/2

5

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Navan

Envol Pierji

11st 7lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

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.

10/1

Form: F-1011 C

Last run: 66 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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8th

1

(11)

22nd Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 175y

20:00 Down Royal

All Class

10st 4lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Ronan M P McNally

towards rear of midfield, dropped to last 5f out, ridden but no impression from 3f out

5/2

10th

10

(7)

7th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 110y

20:15 Limerick

All Class

9st 5lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Ronan M P McNally

never better than mid-division, pushed along 2f out, ridden and no impression 1f out

10/1

Form: 9F3-27 BF

Last run: 31 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: -PPP07

Last run: 12 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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Payout
Exacta €157.00
Straight Forecast €140.70
Tricast €1202.30
Trifecta €1642.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

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SPOTLIGHT:

Call The Tune

POSTDATA:

Ragnar Lodbrok

The Irish Sun:

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