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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.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

28

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Roi Mage

10st 8lb

J: James Reveley

T: Patrick Griffin

Took to this challenge expertly last year (good to soft) until six others went away from the second last and he was beaten 14l; won a French cross-country race in November and stuck to his task well behind Adamantly Chosen last month; has seemingly had a better preparation than last year (when he had an injury in late January) and softer ground this time looks a help; has 2lb lower mark too and a good each-way chance.

50/1

2nd

1

17th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 50y

15:27 Down Royal

Roi Mage

11st 10lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Patrick Griffin

led, prominent when headed after 4th, pressed leader 10th, outpaced after 3 out, headway approaching last, went second run-in, stayed on

13/2

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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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

8th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 7f 124y

13:45 Fairyhouse

Agusta Gold

10st 13lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Smart mare in her prime, rarely at her best since a Grade 3 course win in January 2021; obtained a career-high mark of 146 after that success, down to 135; needs to jump a lot better than when a remote last of four finishers in this year's edition of that Grade 3 event.

4/1

4th

4

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 30y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Agusta Gold

10st 9lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

Smart mare has won twice over fences, including this race in 2021, her last victory; hit and miss over the last year but is capable of smart form on her day, so can't be dismissed.

9/2

4th

8

6th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:55 Kilbeggan

Agusta Gold

10st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

prominent, pushed along and outpaced after 2 out, rallied and ran on run-in, went fourth inside final 110yds

12/1

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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13

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 160y

17:25 Punchestown

Samcro

12st 0lb

J: Mr T Hamilton

T: Gordon Elliott

led narrowly or disputed lead

20/1

9

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Samcro

12st 0lb

J: Mr T Hamilton

T: Gordon Elliott

Dual Festival winner during his novice days (over hurdles and fences) but heady ambitions failed to materialise afterwards and his only subsequent success under rules was a Grade 3 chase at Killarney in May 2021; has got his mojo back in winning four of his last five points, the latest in November (soft/heavy) after an absence; it was a fair race in which he ran third last month; just a suspicion that others will see this trip out more strongly; effective in the reapplied tongue-tie earlier in his career.

12/1

24

27th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

18:40 Galway

Samcro

10st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Gordon Elliott

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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11th

7

25th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Waitnsee

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

Dual chase winner, including a Cork Grade 3 in 2021; has won at this track over hurdles and was also 2nd in the Midlands National over C&D; poor when last seen over fences but a decent hurdles run here since; cheekpieces tried.

14/1

2nd

7

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:13 Kilbeggan

Waitnsee

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Course winner 11 months ago but lost her way since and pulled up or tailed off in last three starts; reverts to hurdles.

14/1

16

29th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Waitnsee

10st 5lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: John Patrick Ryan

Strong stayer but struggled with consistency and only effort of note since her last win (July 2022) was a fifth in November's Cork National; others preferred.

40/1

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.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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