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Bluegrass Fastrak Hunters Chase

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 3f 140y
  • 5 runners
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Bluegrass Fastrak Hunters Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

50/1 (Won)

  • Win: £23.20
  • Place: £3.20

Form: PP-

Last run: 378 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden point two seasons ago; undependable in points since then; one of her better efforts when second at Borris House last time; has failed to complete on her two racecourse starts; faces a very tough task against the geldings here.

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

10

27th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 160y

19:40 Limerick

Lawlors Choice

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: P J Rothwell

Hunter chase winner at Down Royal in March but pulled up in a handicap chase at Tramore since and was beaten a long way out; each-way claims if she can bounce back.

16/1

2

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 175y

19:00 Tramore

Lawlors Choice

11st 11lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

1st

5

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 140y

17:15 Down Royal

Lawlors Choice

11st 0lb

J: Mr T Power Roche

T: P J Rothwell

Won a maiden point two seasons ago; undependable in points since then; one of her better efforts when second at Borris House last time; has failed to complete on her two racecourse starts; faces a very tough task against the geldings here.

50/1

OUR TIP

6/4

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 15 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Four-time points winner, including both starts during 2021 autumn campaign; beat subsequent handicap chase winner Three Loud Knocks when landing Clonmel maiden hunters' chase in January; struggled when raised in class at Naas, a display that looked too bad to be true; trainer has won this race in four of the last five seasons.

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

7th

1

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:33 Down Royal

Ask Dman

12st 0lb

J: Mr D McGill

T: D M Christie

never better than midfield, didn't always jump with fluency

10/1

5th

1

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 74y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Ask Dman

12st 0lb

J: Mr R James

T: D M Christie

Winner of five of his ten starts in points; scored over 2m4f on heavy on hunter chase debut at Clonmel in January 2022; mixed form for the remainder of the campaign but signed off on a high when winning the Champion Novices' Hunters' Chase at Stratford; long absence to overcome.

2/1

Form: 1044-2

Last run: 81 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Good record in points, five wins and four seconds from 12 starts; started current campaign with back-to-back wins, including a 6l defeat of Cheltenham candidate Mighty Stowaway at Borris House; second in 2m5f event at this venue in December; clear of the remainder when second to subsequent Tetratema winner Aloneamongmillions at Turtulla in January.

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

6th

3

19th May 2023

Good

3m 4f 150y

19:45 Downpatrick

Er Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Mr R James

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Six-time point winner and successful in his first hunter chase at Fairyhouse back in 2020 but hasn't been able to add to that on the track; well held in recent starts and others preferred.

16/1

4th

3

8th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 1f 40y

14:45 Fairyhouse

Er Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Mr A Harney

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, not fluent 6th, not fluent 11th, prominent before 13th

10/1

Form: /302-8 D

Last run: 290 days

W: 11st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point winner in 2017; one-time 125-rated hurdler; winner of the confined Bishopscourt Cup at Punchestown in 2018; chased home the useful Rewritetherules in that event last season; beaten by the same horse in a point-to-point on next start; absent since an unplaced handicap chase run last May.

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

10th

9

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

16:35 Tipperary

Alpha Male

11st 1lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Peter Maher

Dual chase winner was soundly beaten over hurdles and fences lately and needs a fair bit more off 3lb lower.

16/1

5th

6

10th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:05 Punchestown

Alpha Male

10st 11lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Peter Maher

Veteran won 2m5f handicap here just over a year ago (good) off 95 and fair effort here over hurdles last month; can't be ruled out.

10/1

8th

2

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 80y

16:45 Punchestown

Alpha Male

11st 8lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Peter Maher

Remote eighth in the La Touche here last month and chasing is more his thing; remains a maiden over hurdles and leaving it late to put that right.

33/1

Form: 00/5

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden point from the front in fine style at Kinsale last October; made a couple of mistakes and ran out of steam in a maiden hunters' chase at Clonmel in January, ending up around 20l fifth behind today's rival Ask D'Man.

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

4

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 205y

Class 5

15:50 Stratford

I Often Wonder

11st 12lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: M Osborne

Won an Irish point in October 2021; lost his way there (bled the final time) and he's pulled up in his two British starts.

33/1

7

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 199y

Class 4

16:53 Ffos Las

I Often Wonder

11st 12lb

J: Mr Myles Osborne

T: M Osborne

held up in rear, soon detached

16/1

4

18th Apr 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:09 Cork

I Often Wonder

12st 0lb

J: Mr M J M O’Sullivan

T: Robert Tyner

Kinsale winner in October; struggled in hunter heats since; unlikely.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta €834.00
Straight Forecast €1784.80
Trifecta €1732.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Er Dancer

POSTDATA:

Er Dancer