March 17 / 16.35 Down Royal

16.35 Down Royal

Soft

Bluegrass Stamm 30 Chase

  • Prize money: £7684.87
  • 3m 2f 50y
  • 5 runners
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Bluegrass Stamm 30 Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.40
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 413475

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Major earner in France, winning seven times over fences and once over hurdles; not disgraced as the 150-1 outsider of the field when 27l fifth of seven behind Teahupoo when making his Irish debut in the Red Mills Hurdle at Gowran last month; this is more realistic but meets Agusta Gold and Samcro on significantly worse than handicap terms.
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7th

5

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:35 Aintree

Roi Mage

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Patrick Griffin

Eight wins in France (one over hurdles), including three Graded chases; won over fences at Down Royal last month on his second start for Patrick Griffin but this 10yo very much up against it in today's company; fourth reserve for the Grand National.

66/1

1st

1

17th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 2f 50y

16:35 Down Royal

Roi Mage

11st 10lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Patrick Griffin

Major earner in France, winning seven times over fences and once over hurdles; not disgraced as the 150-1 outsider of the field when 27l fifth of seven behind Teahupoo when making his Irish debut in the Red Mills Hurdle at Gowran last month; this is more realistic but meets Agusta Gold and Samcro on significantly worse than handicap terms.

7/1

11/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 408-PP

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 145

Form & Verdict
Won five races for Mags Mullins, including a Grade 3 mares' chase at Fairyhouse early last year; yet to shine for champion trainer; spoiled her chance in the Paddy Power with untidy jumping; rider wisely called it a day after she made a bad blunder at the first in the Thyestes; obvious chance in theory if recovering best form.
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5th

1

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 7f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Agusta Gold

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Faller in Aintree National on latest and pulled up first two starts this term; in between decent second in 3m2f Down Royal conditions event; front-runner stays well; owner/trainer scored here on Wednesday with Royal Rendezvous and no surprise if she bounced back.

15/2

32

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Agusta Gold

10st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Pipped over 3m4f at Punchestown (heavy) in February 2020 but threatened only briefly when second favourite in the Irish National for new yard last April; did little on first two runs this winter (on second occasion she messed it up at the first fence) and, although her second of five on latest start offered renewed hope, other runners look more solid.

66/1

OUR TIP

Form: 160280 C

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict
Former bumper and novice hurdle star; dual Cheltenham Festival winner before career went off the rails; seemed to be returning to form when winning a Grade 3 at Killarney last May; major question-marks raised again since; no real spark in two Leopardstown runs since 10l second in Fortria at Navan; still has every chance in a likely match with Agusta Gold.
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6

16th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:00 Killarney

Samcro

11st 6lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Tailed off in the National last time and not the force of old (three-time Grade 1 winner); narrowly got the better of Cilaos Emery in this contest last year but hasn't been at that level since and it's a deeper race this year.

16/1

10

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Samcro

11st 2lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Gordon Elliott

Cheltenham Festival Grade 1 winner as a novice hurdler and novice chaser but his career has gone off the rails in the last two seasons; managed to complete the course at Aintree but very hard to see him play a featuring role.

11th

14

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Samcro

11st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

Cheltenham Festival Grade 1 winner as a novice hurdler and novice chaser but his career has gone off the rails in the last two seasons; seen usually at short of 3m and although his third of five over 3m2f (yielding to soft) on latest outing was one of his better efforts this term, this handicap mark demands so much more.

66/1

Form: 327007

Last run: 137 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Obtained career highlights in winning 3m Cork Grade 3 contest last season and when second in 3m1f Midlands National at Kilbeggan last summer; absent since a couple of below-par runs in October; meets Agusta Gold on 12lb worse than handicap terms.
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6th

3

16th May 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

19:30 Killarney

Waitnsee

11st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: John Patrick Ryan

12/1

Form: 415/P9

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Quite a useful staying novice chaser two years ago; well below his best in two runs since returning from a long spell on the sidelines; not suited by the race conditions; cheekpieces on for the first time.
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7th

2

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Jimmil

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

5th

3

17th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 2f 50y

16:35 Down Royal

Jimmil

11st 0lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Quite a useful staying novice chaser two years ago; well below his best in two runs since returning from a long spell on the sidelines; not suited by the race conditions; cheekpieces on for the first time.

20/1

9th

11

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 4f 40y

14:40 Punchestown

Jimmil

10st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Gavin Cromwell

Quite a useful staying novice two years ago; showed little on his return to action over a trip short of his best at Limerick in December; best watched.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €137.00
Straight Forecast €149.80
Trifecta €307.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Samcro

RP Ratings (IRE):

Roi Mage

TOPSPEED:

Samcro

POSTDATA:

Samcro

The Irish Sun:

Samcro