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14:50 Clonmel

Heavy

Clonmel Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 7f 0y
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 6m 49s
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Clonmel Handicap Chase

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.40
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 555200

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Dual point winner; 0-13 under Rules; ran okay in a maiden hunters chase here in January but lesser efforts twice since and tailed off at Thurles last time.

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10th

8

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Three Loud Knocks

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Brian Mortell

Useful point-to-pointer, low-rated handicap chaser with 1-28 chase record; tailed off behind Stealthy Tom over C&D in February; up against it.

100/1

8th

12

17th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

18:45 Tramore

Three Loud Knocks

10st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brian Mortell

Just 1-27 over fences and has been well beaten lately; however, would have a squeak on the form of his third at Limerick in December.

28/1

7th

14

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 120y

16:35 Limerick

Three Loud Knocks

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Brian Mortell

towards rear

66/1

25/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 693F50

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Hasn't won since 2018 but was only beaten a head in this race two years ago; hasn't really shaped like a return to the winners' enclosure is near this term.

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7th

15

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 6f 50y

15:25 Tramore

Lacken Bridge

10st 0lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Gordon Michael Doyle

towards rear

8th

14

29th Nov 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 150y

12:15 Punchestown

Lacken Bridge

10st 0lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Gordon Michael Doyle

Struggled in a recent point-to-point won by Samcro; getting on in years and may struggle to improve his 2-31 chase record; on the positive side, he was beaten only a neck by Three Loud Knocks at Clonmel last season.

20/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: -P6371 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Kept on well despite a mistake at the last when winning over 2m4f here two weeks ago; up 5lb and steps up in trip but has been just as effective over 3m before and he gets his ground again.

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4

10th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:32 Fakenham

Enduring Love

10st 2lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Olly Murphy

Weakened when favourite at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) last month but that was after two runner-up efforts including in a marathon handicap at this track; now drops back to 2m5f but he's versatile trip-wise and has claims if he can get back near his best; 2lb out of the weights.

4/1

6th

1

15th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Enduring Love

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

prominent, led before 2nd, ridden when headed before 2 out

7/4

Form: 450288

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

20-race maiden; best form is over shorter trips than this and probably best watched on her chase debut here.

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14th

15

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

15:10 Limerick

Courting Vickie

10st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: James M Barcoe

midfield

40/1

9th

13

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 67y

14:35 Punchestown

Courting Vickie

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

Low-grade mare a winner over hurdles and fences at Clonmel; opposable on balance of recent form and 6lb out of handicap.

25/1

8th

14

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 110y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Courting Vickie

10st 10lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: James M Barcoe

in touch with leaders early, not fluent 3rd, dropped to rear when not fluent 4th, some headway before 2 out, kept on

12/1

Form: /3748/

Last run: 712 days

W: 12st 0lb

15 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Handicapper has tried to give him a chance but he's been off nearly two years and he's now a 15-year-old; others seem more likely.

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1

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

14:50 Clonmel

Sonny B

12st 0lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: John J Walsh

Handicapper has tried to give him a chance but he's been off nearly two years and he's now a 15-year-old; others seem more likely.

18/1

Form: 863884

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Back to something like his best over fences when fourth of 15 (beaten 4l) three weeks ago; hasn't looked like he stays in previous attempts at this sort of trip though.

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2

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:45 Kilbeggan

Kilkeaskins First

12st 0lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

2

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

14:50 Clonmel

Kilkeaskins First

11st 13lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

Back to something like his best over fences when fourth of 15 (beaten 4l) three weeks ago; hasn't looked like he stays in previous attempts at this sort of trip though.

16/1

4th

7

10th Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 77y

14:20 Thurles

Kilkeaskins First

10st 13lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

Won four over hurdles but he's 0-12 over fences; best form is over further on more testing ground.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: PP08U8

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Seems to have completely lost his way; got no further than the first at Punchestown on his penultimate outing and tailed off again at Tramore last time.

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11th

10

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Rudy Catrail

12st 3lb

J: Shauna Carroll

T: E Sheehy

.

66/1

0

9

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:00 Tramore

Rudy Catrail

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

Front-running veteran who retains ability and enthusiasm; however, three most recent runs raise doubts; jumped poorly and dropped away tamely at Wexford, fell at Ballinrobe, unseated at Fairyhouse; on the positive side, he was in good form during summer, notching a well-deserved 3m1f win at Roscommon and three seconds.

8/1

0

4

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 107y

13:03 Fairyhouse

Rudy Catrail

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: E Sheehy

Front-running veteran who retains ability and enthusiasm; however, two most recent runs raise doubts; jumped poorly and dropped away tamely at Wexford, and fell at Ballinrobe last time; on the positive side, he was in good form during summer, notching a well-deserved 3m1f win at Roscommon and three seconds.

100/30

Form: -66098 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won this race last year but has struggled over both hurdles and fences since; no obvious signs of a revival here last time in first-time blinkers (retained) but only 1lb above last year's winning mark at least.

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9

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:43 Kilbeggan

West Is Best

11st 1lb

J: E Walsh

T: Adrian Sexton

Losing run goes back to a chase success in March 2021; well held over fences when last seen and off another 106 days.

25/1

18

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

16:45 Punchestown

West Is Best

11st 1lb

J: Mr H E Sexton

T: Adrian Sexton

Second reserve; well held in a handicap chase on his return from a year out; opposable.

11th

9

5th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Wexford

West Is Best

11st 5lb

J: Alan King

T: Adrian Sexton

midfield

33/1

Form: 9-0989

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden; tailed off at Limerick last time; new trip on chase debut and probably best watched for now.

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0

1

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 91y

12:45 Thurles

Name Me Famous

12st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Back to his best with C&D success earlier in the month; 7lb rise possibly harsh but he's entitled to come on for that first run in four months; quicker ground is fine.

7/1

1st

7

2nd Nov 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 66y

13:30 Thurles

Name Me Famous

11st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

in touch with leaders, prominent after 2 out, challenging when ridden before last, led and kept on well after last

6/1

0

7

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Wexford

Name Me Famous

10st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Progressive hurdler last year; first chase win at Clonmel despite poor round of jumping; up 7lb for that but is still 8lb lower than his hurdles mark.

11/4

Form: 309795

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden who was tailed off on chase debut last month; ran okay over hurdles last time but opposable back in this sphere and would probably prefer better ground.

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7

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

14:50 Clonmel

Greige

11st 6lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Paul Traynor

Eight-race maiden who was tailed off on chase debut last month; ran okay over hurdles last time but opposable back in this sphere and would probably prefer better ground.

25/1

5th

10

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

15:50 Punchestown

Greige

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Paul Traynor

Placed twice in the summer but was well below that level lately and has to bounce back.

22/1

9th

8

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

12:45 Fairyhouse

Greige

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Paul Traynor

88-rated mare with modest placed form over hurdles; no appeal in this company on chase debut

200/1

Form: 8-1012 BF

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Didn't seem to take to fences in three chase starts last season but has improved plenty over hurdles this term for his new yard; could be very well treated back in this sphere (rated 23lb higher over hurdles) on handicap chase debut and the one to beat.

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2nd

2

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:15 Navan

Full Noise

12st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Miss Katy Brown

soon led, headed but prominent 2nd, led again 3rd, headed 2 out, outpaced approaching last, rallied run-in, went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

12/1

4th

1

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 110y

17:20 Downpatrick

Full Noise

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Paul Traynor

Won a 2m3f handicap chase here in May for Ronan McNally but has done nothing since then and now has a good bit to prove.

16/1

Form: PU680

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Failed to complete in two hurdle runs and tailed off in three runs in beginners' chases; hard to fancy on anything she's shown so far.

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16

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:55 Limerick

Clashabreeda

10st 0lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: John Joseph Hanlon

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 4th, went third before 4 out, ridden and no impression when fell 2 out

14/1

3rd

11

27th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:54 Limerick

Clashabreeda

11st 7lb

J: Mr D N Nevin

T: John Joseph Hanlon

chased clear leader, slightly hampered when left in second 9th, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, no chance with winner from 2 out, lost second last

28/1

14

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 100y

19:00 Wexford

Clashabreeda

10st 6lb

J: Adam Short

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Third reserve; very lightly raced mare soundly beaten so far in decent enough beginners' chases; may need more time to make an impact in handicaps.

Form: 34P593

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

0-24 and 0-10 over fences; wasn't beaten far when third of 14 behind Enduring Love here two weeks ago and stays this longer trip fine; respected from the same mark.

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12

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

14:50 Clonmel

Mosstown Miller

10st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Patrick J F Hassett

0-24 and 0-10 over fences; wasn't beaten far when third of 14 behind Enduring Love here two weeks ago and stays this longer trip fine; respected from the same mark.

8/1

3rd

13

17th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Clonmel

Mosstown Miller

10st 5lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Patrick J F Hassett

0-9 over fences; some sort of chance on the basis of third behind prolific winner Glenquin Castle at Kilbeggan last August; overall form unconvincing, faced tough task in a beginners' event last time.

16/1

9th

8

8th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:48 Cork

Mosstown Miller

12st 0lb

0-8 over fences; well held in a handicap last time and this is much tougher back in beginners' company.

10/1

Form: 009446

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

0-18 but has shown a bit of promise in a couple of his four starts over fences; has shaped like this longer trip might suit at times and handles this ground; wears first-time visor.

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9

16th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 157y

12:20 Punchestown

Highstreetfashion

10st 3lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Patrick Rooney

prominent, mistake towards rear of midfield 11th, detached from 5 out, pulled up 3 out

10/1

4th

6

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 107y

13:03 Fairyhouse

Highstreetfashion

10st 13lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Patrick Rooney

Down the field in this race last season but later recorded wins at Punchestown and Down Royal; a long way below his best in two runs during the summer but stays well and could make a bold showing for his locally-based trainer.

6/1

6th

9

10th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:05 Punchestown

Highstreetfashion

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Patrick Rooney

Two soft-ground wins last season included here over 3m2f; expected to come on for recent Down Royal hurdles return although best form is on much softer ground.

14/1

Form: 30FP0P

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

First reserve; 0-12 and failed to complete in three of her last four starts; tough ask on chase debut and her best run came on good ground.

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0

20

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:37 Gowran Park

Some Joke

10st 13lb

J: Kevin A Murphy

T: C Byrnes

14-race maiden under rules with a lot to prove after a quiet first run back with this yard; was placed off 8lb higher two years ago so dangerous to entirely rule out.

25/1

12th

14

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:56 Limerick

Some Joke

11st 0lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Sole placing came in 3m handicap here in 2021 (good), absent since pulled up in Clonmel handicap chase in March 2022; returns for original trainer who has been among the winners this week so any market strength has to be noted.

8/1

15

3rd Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

14:50 Clonmel

Some Joke

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: C Byrnes

First reserve; 0-12 and failed to complete in three of her last four starts; tough ask on chase debut and her best run came on good ground.

Form: 178690

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; won a handicap hurdle at Sligo last summer but tailed off on her last four starts including her chase debut at Thurles in October; very tough mark.

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12th

11

25th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 160y

20:00 Limerick

Citizens Army

10st 11lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Dual hurdle winner was well beaten on handicap chase debut last August; pulled-up in a point' when last seen; others preferred.

28/1

5

29th Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:03 Galway

Citizens Army

11st 6lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Was probably beaten when slipping up on the bend at Tipperary earlier this month; well treated on last year's form but all her best form is at the intermediate trip.

7/1

9

3rd Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:30 Tipperary

Citizens Army

11st 7lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

prominent, mistake 9th, pressed leaders and pushed along when clipped heels and slipped up on turn after 3 out (jockey said mare clipped a heel and fell with no blame attached to any other rider)

16/1

Form: /0-67F

Last run: 137 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; won a point but 0-13 under Rules; fell over hurdles when last seen 137 days ago and on a tough mark at present.

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8th

13

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 52y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Drimsree Lad

10st 0lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

led, headed and raced in second before 3rd, disputed lead 4 out

100/1

4th

13

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Drimsree Lad

11st 2lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

Out of his depth in a novice chase last time but tailed off in a handicap hurdle before then and this 12yo is now a 24-race maiden; on the plus side, he did finish third in this 12 months ago.

40/1

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Exacta €2695.00
Straight Forecast €1858.50
Tricast €5203.30
Trifecta €5247.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Full Noise

The Irish Sun:

Rudy Catrail

POSTDATA:

Enduring Love

RP Ratings (IRE):

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