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16:50 Leopardstown

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John Thomas McNamara Series (Q.R.) Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5701.68
  • 2m 5f 97y
  • 16 runners
  • Win time: 5m 39s
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John Thomas McNamara Series (Q.R.) Handicap Chase

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 6605U3 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Rated 3lb lower than when winning this race 12 months ago (same rider claimed 2lb then but no claim this time around); some consistent enough form and should show up well, though possibly vulnerable to one with something up their sleeve.

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3

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

15:50 Wetherby

Super Citizen

12st 6lb

J: Mr Nick Orpwood

T: Mrs Lucinda Hughes

Made winning stable debut in hunter chase at Kelso (2m7f, soft) in January; he could have more to offer for this yard but is in a much tougher race this afternoon and may well prove vulnerable.

14/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: P32235

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Some solid efforts this season and has been freshened up since latest fifth at Down Royal nearly six weeks ago; decent jockey booking and entitled to be thereabouts if putting best foot forward.

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5

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:50 Punchestown

Echoes Of Family

10st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Won a mares handicap chase two years ago; returned after nearly six months off when a well beaten third in a point-to-point here in February; makes no appeal.

150/1

8th

9

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 140y

18:55 Wexford

Echoes Of Family

11st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Record of 1-17 over fences and had just three runs in the last year; made a mistake and pulled-up in testing ground on recent return but can be forgiven that; not dismissed.

14/1

0

2

8th Aug 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 57y

19:30 Roscommon

Echoes Of Family

11st 11lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Outclassed in a Grade 2 last time (fell midrace) but she's only 1-16 over fences and her sole win came off a 4lb lower mark; goes on this ground but others appeal more on her return from a lengthy break.

14/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: U93644

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

This trip looks more suitable than 2m he faced last time at Gowran when failed to really have a cut at fences early before improving as race went on; capable of bold showing if delivering 'A' game.

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7th

8

11th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

Fou Diligence

10st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Ex-Irish; has a poor strike-rate and has been out of form for current yard; others stronger.

40/1

4

1st Feb 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

13:25 Leicester

Fou Diligence

11st 10lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Max Young

Sole win from 31 starts came at Naas (2m, soft) in early 2021; soundly beaten in all five runs (hurdles and fences) for this trainer; easily opposed.

100/1

8

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:40 Ffos Las

Fou Diligence

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Tailed off in three chasing attempts for this yard and suffered the same fate back over hurdles; very opposable.

50/1

20/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 007P88

Last run: 51 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Only his third start for this trainer but most of his recent form leaves him with a fair deal to find; assessor giving him a chance, though.

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13

16th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 193y

16:00 Clonmel

Touch Of Oscar

11st 7lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Michael Hourigan

Has done most of his racing over fences, with a 1-27 record; sole hurdles win was in a maiden in 2019 and hard to fancy on recent form.

16/1

11th

9

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Navan

Touch Of Oscar

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Hourigan

towards rear of midfield on outer, headway halfway, chased leaders 3 out, weakened 2 out

14/1

13th

11

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 59y

13:14 Thurles

Touch Of Oscar

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Michael Hourigan

Record of 1-26 over fences; bounced back from three poor runs to put up a decent Tramore effort last time and an e/w squeak.

11/1

Form: P40360 D

Last run: 123 days

W: 12st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Conditions likely to suit and ran well on back of 110-day break at Listowel in September, so potentially interesting here after 123 days off; big weight and others more convincing, though.

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7

3rd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 110y

14:55 Fairyhouse

Champagne Beauty

11st 7lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: P D Fitzgerald

2nd

6

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 102y

15:27 Thurles

Champagne Beauty

11st 11lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: P D Fitzgerald

Two-time chase winner and back below her last winning mark; stayed on well for fifth in a promising run 12 days ago and might come on for that first start in four months.

4/1

5th

1

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:50 Leopardstown

Champagne Beauty

12st 4lb

J: Mr D Allen

T: P D Fitzgerald

Conditions likely to suit and ran well on back of 110-day break at Listowel in September, so potentially interesting here after 123 days off; big weight and others more convincing, though.

14/1

Form: -80362

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Improving with each of her three starts over fences and emerged with credit from latest second to Enduring Love (beaten 1.5l in third since at Clonmel); stable in good form and looks one of the leading players.

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3rd

9

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 200y

19:00 Kilbeggan

Quarry Girl

11st 0lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

14

1st Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 100y

18:30 Wexford

Quarry Girl

11st 8lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Third reserve; decent Clonmel second two starts back gives her claims but ideally wants it softer and this trip could stretch her.

6th

10

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:50 Leopardstown

Quarry Girl

11st 7lb

J: Mr Damien Skehan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Improving with each of her three starts over fences and emerged with credit from latest second to Enduring Love (beaten 1.5l in third since at Clonmel); stable in good form and looks one of the leading players.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 607494

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

0-10 but some encouragement to be gleaned from most recent fourth behind Enduring Love and today's rival Quarry Girl; probably less exposed than most of these; rider's claim a help.

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4th

14

16th May 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

19:30 Killarney

Fox Watch

10st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Anthony Mullins

13/2

1st

6

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 88y

15:40 Fairyhouse

Fox Watch

10st 7lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: Anthony Mullins

Form: 6520P7

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

This trip and return to fences probably more suitable than 2m0.5f test over hurdles 11 days ago at Thurles; must come forward (0-16 under rules and 0-4 between the flags) but no shock if she made bold bid at each-way price.

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11

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 88y

15:40 Fairyhouse

Be My Dream

10st 0lb

J: Miss R Murphy

T: J R Finn

16

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 175y

19:00 Tramore

Be My Dream

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: J R Finn

Second reserve; maiden after 18 starts over hurdles and fences but placed four times; dropping down the handicap but clearly needs more.

12

13th Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:05 Limerick

Be My Dream

11st 4lb

J: E Walsh

T: J R Finn

17-race maiden; second in a C&D handicap hurdle in 2019; already having her seventh run of the year over hurdles and fences; inconsistent but capable at her best.

14/1

Form: P-F375

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Should be more comfortable in this company than mares' novice chase she contested at Thurles 11 days ago; dead-heated in a point-to-point three starts ago; market check.

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6th

6

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:20 Navan

Pennywell Girl

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Louise G Lyons

Point winner; 0-12 under Rules and 9lb out of the handicap for this assignment.

40/1

7th

8

16th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 106y

16:30 Clonmel

Pennywell Girl

10st 3lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Louise G Lyons

Decent run in a 2m2f novice handicap here in December; well beaten here subsequently behind a couple of today's rivals; cheekpieces tried today and not a forlorn hope.

12/1

8th

6

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 106y

15:25 Clonmel

Pennywell Girl

10st 12lb

J: Mr C M Quirke

T: Louise G Lyons

raced in second

5/1

16/1

Form: UP-900 CD

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Sole rules success came in this race two years ago but difficult to take big encouragement from recent form; 3lb out of the handicap.

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14

8th Jun 2022

Good

3m 1f 70y

17:30 Wexford

Krisquin

10st 1lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Shane Nolan

prominent, led after 1st, headed after 2nd, pulled up quickly after 6th, burst blood vessel (jockey said that his mount burst a blood vessel and was pulled up)

16/1

10th

15

27th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:40 Limerick

Krisquin

10st 10lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Shane Nolan

No match for well-handicapped winner at Wexford last month but ran solidly; should go well.

4/1

18

15th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Killarney

Krisquin

10st 0lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Shane Nolan

Form: 576189

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Hasn't been able to really back up Clonmel success three starts ago but probably still on workable mark if bringing best; others preferred.

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7th

3

15th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

20:30 Kilbeggan

Bitview Colin

11st 10lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: John Patrick Ryan

prominent, nudged along after 3 out, ridden 2 out, weakened approaching last

6/1

1st

10

4th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 50y

15:35 Tramore

Bitview Colin

10st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

midfield, headway and chased leaders 5 out, led before 2 out, ridden clear approaching last, went further clear run-in, comfortably

6/1

2nd

15

27th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 160y

19:40 Limerick

Bitview Colin

10st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

Got his head back in front from 6lb higher in January; not a consistent sort but wasn't disgraced at Downpatrick last week.

7/1

Form: 14-43

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Has gone well fresh before so not entirely surprising he posted decent effort when third after 246-day break at Navan in January; possible this drop in trip from 3m will suit and ground likely in his favour; contender.

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9th

8

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 100y

18:50 Downpatrick

Big Leg Up

10st 6lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

midfield

40/1

5

25th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 160y

19:00 Limerick

Big Leg Up

11st 11lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J G Cosgrave

soon prominent, briefly went second after 3rd, joined leaders after 7th, pushed along when lost position after 5 out, reminders after 4 out, weakened before 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

8/1

4th

13

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 100y

18:40 Kilbeggan

Big Leg Up

10st 11lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J G Cosgrave

midfield, headway and prominent on inner 6th

20/1

33/1

Form: 25/6P0

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Point-to-point winner with very few miles on the clock for his age; fair deal of improvement required from latest effort at Down Royal.

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2nd

10

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 55y

16:55 Downpatrick

Nabraska

10st 9lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: S Wilson

in rear early, midfield after 5th

8/1

8

5th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

15:25 Musselburgh

Nabraska

10st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: S Wilson

Irish challenger; still a maiden under rules but showed positive signs with third-place finishes at Downpatrick (2m3f/2m7f) on last two appearances; heed the market signals on return from five-month break.

7/1

Form: P14018

Last run: 146 days

W: 12st 3lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner now a 12yo so could need his first run back after 146-day break, but should enjoy these conditions and only 4lb higher than last win two starts ago.

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10th

10

29th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Diggin Deep

10st 9lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

5/1

1st

12

2nd May 2022

Good

3m 2f 50y

16:20 Down Royal

Diggin Deep

10st 10lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

Veteran won twice last year, a 3m handicap hurdle at Clonmel and a 2m4f handicap chase at Sligo; jumping let him down at Leopardstown in March on first start this year; suited by good ground.

12/1

2

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:50 Leopardstown

Diggin Deep

12st 3lb

J: Mr A P Fahey

T: P G Fahey

Five-time winner now a 12yo so could need his first run back after 146-day break, but should enjoy these conditions and only 4lb higher than last win two starts ago.

16/1

Form: 142830

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Failed to fire last time at Navan but previous showings (including when third here two starts ago) offered promise that he could be up to doubling his career tally before long; don't dismiss at each-way price.

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6th

13

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:28 Down Royal

Avec Espoir

10st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: V T O’Brien

Close behind Harvey's Quay at Listowel and followed up by winning a handicap chase at Killarney last month; up 6lb for that but respected and every chance that he could improve again.

7/1

Form: 242487 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

1-25 under rules but just denied in driving finish at Thurles in December; safely held in trio of starts since; chance if bouncing back.

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No Results Found

Form: 8066P

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced two starts ago at Navan but pulled up latest when blinkers replaced usual cheekpieces, which are back on now; must show more.

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1st

13

25th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 160y

20:00 Limerick

Glen Ava

10st 7lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

Three-time hurdle winner in UK but has been beaten a long way in two chases when last seen and questions on return despite a favourable mark.

22/1

14th

14

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 59y

13:14 Thurles

Glen Ava

10st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

Three-time hurdle winner in UK but beaten a long way over fences last time off a much lower mark and has questions to answer in this discipline.

28/1

7th

7

29th Nov 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 150y

12:15 Punchestown

Glen Ava

11st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

Three wins (all on good ground over 3m) and two seconds from six starts at Perth for Iain Jardine; now back with her original trainer having failed to run to expectations when favourite for Downpatrick event won by Sanibel Island.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta €467.00
Straight Forecast €367.10
Tricast €2747.40
Trifecta €1997.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Echoes Of Family

POSTDATA:

Fou Diligence

RP Ratings (IRE):

Big Leg Up

The Irish Sun:

Be My Dream

TOPSPEED:

Echoes Of Family