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TRI Equestrian Handicap Chase (Grade B)

  • Prize money: £22310.92
  • 2m 5f 97y
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 5m 21s
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TRI Equestrian Handicap Chase (Grade B)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £18.00
  • Place: £4.10

Form: 6P-6F6

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced in the Troytown Chase or in a 3m conditions event at Fairyhouse last month; cheekpieces tried here and every possibility the the drop back in trip could suit; interesting runner.

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10

21st Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Discordantly

10st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

Useful three-time chaser winner; fell at Killarney after sixth in Galway Plate, when running off a mark of 143; moderate hurdles run last time; others preferred.

25/1

7th

3

5th Sep 2022

Good

2m 5f 87y

17:15 Galway

Discordantly

11st 3lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs John Harrington

led, joined before 3 out, headed and nudged along from 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

14/1

2

20th Aug 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:05 Killarney

Discordantly

11st 10lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Mrs John Harrington

detached in rear, reminders after 1st, joined main group 7th, some headway from 4 out, pushed along when mistake and fell 3 out

5/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 194-27 D BF

Last run: 198 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Came back to form when landing a 2m conditions race at Dundalk last month; eight-time winner under all codes and surprising if he wasn't thereabouts.

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10

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Punchestown

Jerandme

10st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

took keen hold, midfield early, in touch with leaders and raced wide when fell 4 out

10/1

6

5th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:55 Leopardstown

Jerandme

11st 3lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Noel Meade

led narrowly on inner, joined before 3rd, headed and raced in second from 4th, led again after 6th, disputed lead 8th, pushed along when headed and fell 2 out

9/2

3rd

3

(1)

10th Feb 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Dundalk (AW)

Jerandme

9st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Noel Meade

led, shaken up when faced challenge over 2f out, ridden when headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost second inside final 110yds

2/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 08-652

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Handicap chase winner at Navan last season, best effort since when going down a neck to Fakir D'Alene at Thurles in January; up 2lb but should be capable of getting into the shake-up.

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11th

8

29th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Donkey Years

11st 0lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Won a competitive 3m handicap chase at last year's Punchestown festival and was third in the Munster National in October; now has to bounce back from three non-completions and seems low on confidence jumping-wise.

12/1

25

10th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 5f 0y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Donkey Years

10st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E McNamara

Won a competitive 3m handicap chase at last season's Punchestown festival and not without hope if repeating his third in October's Munster National; however, he'll need to find greater fluency than he has the last twice.

33/1

12

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Donkey Years

10st 9lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Rewarded for consistency last season when winning a competitive 3m handicap chase at the Punchestown festival; unseated at fifth in the Paddy Power, definite chance on previous Munster National third, with Defi Bleu, Darrens Hope and Coko Beach behind.

9/1

Form: 610543

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner over fences and possibly ran a career best when a close third in a 2m1f Grade B here last month; stays further and very capable of going close.

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17

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Batcio

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: T M Walsh

Has some strong handicap form in Ireland and ran a cracker to be runner-up in this 12 months ago off only 3lb lower (good to soft); well beaten when departing in a conditions chase last month on his only sighting since and it's difficult to gauge where he is right now.

18/1

3

21st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 202y

16:50 Clonmel

Batcio

11st 2lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: T M Walsh

Ended last season with career-best second of 29 in the Topham Chase at Aintree in April; missed intended Galway target over the summer and has had time off since; may just need this.

9/1

11

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 111y

18:00 Galway

Batcio

11st 7lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: T M Walsh

Came good last summer with a couple of wins and has maintained that form this year; made the frame a couple of times at Leopardstown and excellent effort when second of 29 in the Topham over the Grand National fences at Aintree in April; comes here fresh and leading amateur booked.

10/1

Form: -05389

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Progressive hurdler last season with three wins; ineffective over fences this season by comparison and others much preferred.

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3rd

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:02 Naas

Jacksons Gold

11st 0lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Ms Alice Curran

pressed winner early, went third after 5th, outpaced after 2 out

25/1

0

9

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Jacksons Gold

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Ms Alice Curran

Three-time hurdles winner; 0-7 over fences; no encouragement from this recent hurdles form; best chase form has been on a sound surface though he has been effective over hurdles on soft.

33/1

Form: 241624 BF

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Beginners chase winner at Fairyhouse in November; best effort since when a fine second in a very competitive handicap hurdle here last month; disappointing in a Carlisle novice chase since; back in trip here but makes plenty of appeal on his best form and a market check well advised.

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13

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Rightplacerightime

10st 3lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: Emmet Mullins

8

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 50y

15:45 Fairyhouse

Rightplacerightime

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Emmet Mullins

Just 2-29 under all rules but won 3m beginners' chase here in November and runner-up in a valuable hurdle at Leopardstown in February; not disgraced in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham; needs to jump with more fluency than on recent starts; declared to run over 3m1f here on Saturday.

13/2

2nd

3

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 88y

15:40 Fairyhouse

Rightplacerightime

11st 12lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: Emmet Mullins

OUR TIP

Form: -5324U C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Dual winner over hurdles last year, including at this meeting; solid form in beginners chases before unseating in the Leopardstown Chase last month; hard to know how well-served he is by his current mark; this should tell more.

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15th

18

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Max Flamingo

10st 12lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Francis Casey

13th in this last year; struggling for form over fences and hurdles since and was pulled up in the Coral Gold Cup when last seen; lower hurdle mark should be a help but others hold stronger claims in a deep race here.

33/1

0

19

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

14:50 Newbury

Max Flamingo

10st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Francis Casey

in rear, jumped right and bad mistake 1st

40/1

Form: 00-767 C

Last run: 92 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Decent sort for Henry de Bromhead but lost his form last season; well below his best in a Grade B handicap chase at Navan in December when last seen; others preferred.

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1st

11

5th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:17 Cheltenham

Paloma Blue

11st 12lb

J: Mr James King

T: J Newman

Smart in his heyday over hurdles and fences for Henry de Bromhead, for whom he appeared at the 2018, 2019 and 2020 Festivals at this track; lightly raced two seasons back but he's made a highly successful switch to pointing for his new yard, so needs plenty of respect on this return to racing under rules.

5/1

8th

3

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:50 Leopardstown

Paloma Blue

11st 11lb

J: Mr B W Harvey

T: Andrew Lynch

Decent sort for Henry de Bromhead but lost his form last season; well below his best in a Grade B handicap chase at Navan in December when last seen; others preferred.

33/1

7th

2

4th Dec 2021

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:53 Navan

Paloma Blue

11st 10lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Andrew Lynch

Decent sort for Henry de Bromhead but lost his form last season; a better effort on seasonal/stable debut at Fairyhouse a week ago but will have to improve plenty in that short space of time.

12/1

Form: 11226F

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Grade 3 novice chase winner at Galway last summer; slightly disappointing in a 2m1f handicap chase here at Christmas before falling at around halfway in the Leopardstown Chase; good enough to be thereabouts.

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6th

4

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Fan De Blues

11st 9lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

Close third of 20 in the always-strong Blazers Handicap at last year's Galway Festival (2m6f, good to yielding) and kept to 2m1f since, winning at Ballinrobe and Cork before struggling in handicaps at Fairyhouse; by no means a natural chaser and these fences will test that part of his game.

25/1

3

14th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

14:12 Fairyhouse

Fan De Blues

11st 3lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump with fluency, held up in rear, bit short of room 2nd, pushed along and no extra after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

7/1

8th

1

3rd Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 165y

12:42 Fairyhouse

Fan De Blues

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

In the form of his life at present; recorded his highest RPR when winning a Ballinrobe conditions chase before easily scoring in a Cork handicap last time; went up 8lb for that but is on such an upward curve that he could defy that rise.

100/30

Form: 7P-F36

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced in first-time tongue-tie in a beginners chase at Fairyhouse in January but otherwise disappointing and others more likely here.

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4th

2

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 6f 169y

18:45 Clonmel

Bold Assassin

11st 12lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Henry De Bromhead

led, clear 2nd, reduced lead 4th, headed and lost two places after 6th, no impression when lost third after 3 out

8/1

3

29th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Bold Assassin

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

10/1

10th

11

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:50 Leopardstown

Bold Assassin

10st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Not disgraced in first-time tongue-tie in a beginners chase at Fairyhouse in January but otherwise disappointing and others more likely here.

25/1

Form: 7-3PP0 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner last season but has struggled this season and others look likelier.

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8th

10

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 4f 40y

14:10 Punchestown

Notice To Close

10st 1lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

Four-time points winner, three-time winner over racecourse fences, most recently when battling well to beat Angels Dawn over 2m7f here on New Year's Eve; went up 5lb for that and ran another sound race when third here five weeks ago.

9/1

3rd

4

15th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 150y

15:10 Punchestown

Notice To Close

11st 12lb

J: Mr M J O’Connor

T: Seamus Neville

Three-time winner over fences, most recently when a game winner over 2m7f here two weeks ago; up 5lb for that and the attitude he showed last time gives him a chance of following up.

13/2

1st

8

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 7f 40y

12:47 Punchestown

Notice To Close

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

briefly led, raced in second from 1st, joined leader 4th, left in lead and hampered by loose horse before 5th, reminder before 4 out, joined and pushed along 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on well run-in, reduced lead final strides, just held on

14/1

Form: -9P650

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Good run in a competitive Thurles handicap hurdle on his return in January but hasn't quite matched it since; back over fences now and could have his work cut out to be a factor.

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0

5

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 150y

14:15 Tramore

Charlie Stout

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

in touch with leaders, soon prominent

20/1

7th

13

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 54y

15:30 Galway

Charlie Stout

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Shane Nolan

led, headed after 4th

25/1

4th

2

29th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Charlie Stout

11st 1lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Shane Nolan

Veteran won his third race over fences when scoring at Wexford in March and ran a solid race at Fairyhouse next time off this mark; handles good ground and can be involved again.

3/1

Form: 732117 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Wide margin winner of a Down Royal beginners chase before beating Donkey Years in a Thurles handicap chase in January; never really a factor in the Leopardstown Chase last time; capable of better and likely to be closer this time.

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3

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Fakir Dalene

11st 12lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Pulled up in the Thyestes last time out and it's hard to be confident after that; however, he was fourth in this race in 2022 and his good third in the Troytown last November showed that he retained all of his ability; worth a second look in view of Gordon Elliott's fine record at the Festival.

25/1

0

9

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Fakir Dalene

11st 1lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Emerged from 18 month absence to finish second in a point-to-point in October before fine third in Troytown Chase under a positive ride; brought down at the fifth when one of the main fancies for the Paddy Power at Leopardstown; could make his presence felt.

10/1

0

12

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Fakir Dalene

11st 5lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, brought down 5th

14/1

Form: 1/13/8

Last run: 280 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Hurdle and chase winner; off for six months before well beaten in a Punchestown handicap chase in May and not seen since; best watched.

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16

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 111y

18:00 Galway

Mount Pelier

11st 3lb

J: Mr M J M O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

midfield, towards rear when bad mistake 4 out, soon weakened, not fluent 3 out, soon pulled up

16/1

6th

1

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:45 Kilbeggan

Mount Pelier

12st 1lb

J: E Walsh

T: Barry Connell

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Payout
Exacta €1410.00
Straight Forecast €811.70
Tricast €4404.20
Trifecta €18064.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Jerandme

TOPSPEED:

Discordantly