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Devenish Chase (Grade 2)

  • Prize money: £49579.83
  • 2m 3f 165y
  • 6 runners
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Devenish Chase (Grade 2)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.10
  • Place: £2.70

Form: -P21U3 CD

Last run: 158 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 160

Form & Verdict

Beat Castlegrace Paddy in this race last year; arguably a career-best when second to stablemate Royal Rendezvous in the 2021 Galway Plate; again looked in good shape when beating Ballyoisin over 2m4f at Listowel; ground on the soft side for him when unable to make much impression at Clonmel on final start before a winter break; more suitable now.

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

4th

1

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 6f 164y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Easy Game

11st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Has a fine strike-rate (14-28) over fences and goes very well (8-12) on good ground; back on song when winning six-runner 2m4f Grade 2 at Gowran last September, but was then off until pulling up in the Melling at Aintree two weeks ago; something to prove after that but he's a big player on his best form and conditions should be ideal; wears headgear for the first time.

4/1

2

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

Easy Game

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Acts on any going; absent since bagging Grade 2 honours at Gowran Park (2m4f) last September; has a respectable strike-rate, including when fresh, but his Grade 1 record is far from convincing on the whole; something to prove back at the top level.

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £6.00

Form: -214U6

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 153

Form & Verdict

Fourth in 2020 Champion Hurdle; 5-12 over fences, but three of those wins came consecutively in 2019; suited by the race conditions when winning a small-field event over 2m6f at Thurles in November; possible excuses for poor hurdles run on next start; jumping has left him down on his last two starts; stable has stronger candidates.

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

5th

1

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

13:20 Kelso

Cilaos Emery

12st 0lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

didn't always jump with fluency, took keen hold, raced in third, pecked on landing 3rd, soon recovered and went second, not fluent 4 out, lost position before 2 out

10/1

8th

1

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Cilaos Emery

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Sophie Leech

in touch with leaders, prominent after 3rd, not fluent 12th, in touch with leaders when ridden after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

33/1

8th

1

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 2

15:35 Kelso

Cilaos Emery

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Sophie Leech

led

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 25-P34 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 153

Form & Verdict

5-21 over fences; beat A Plus Tard in the 2020 Fortria Chase; burst a blood vessel on return at Gowran in October; bounced back with respectable third behind well-fancied stablemate Dunvegan and Blackbow in a valuable handicap here in January; latest run at Navan possibly a sign of limitations at this advanced stage of his career.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

14th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

14:12 Fairyhouse

Castlegrace Paddy

10st 13lb

J: B J Cooper

T: P A Fahy

Three-time Grade 2 winner in his pomp a few seasons ago; seemingly regressive and last of four in a Grade 2 latest; drop in class should help but may need to come down further in the weights; distant third behind Dunvegan in this last year from 10lb higher.

18/1

1

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 160y

14:40 Limerick

Castlegrace Paddy

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: P A Fahy

Veteran with lots of class on his day but time seems to be catching up with him and tending to struggle this year; rarely tries handicaps but no threat at 50s in Galway Plate and hard to fancy albeit more suitable ground now.

14/1

Form: -24P3P C

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict

Grade 1 novice winner in late-2018; started this season with a close second in Grade 2 at Gowran but only three finishers; has struggled since, pulled-up in two of his last three starts, handicaps at this venue and at Cheltenham; hard to make a case for him.

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

6

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 160y

17:25 Punchestown

Hardline

12st 0lb

J: Mr J H Williamson

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield early, in rear when hampered by faller 6th, mistake and unseated 7th

40/1

Form: 2-2532 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 164

Form & Verdict

Won 2m4f Grade 1 novice event at this venue last year; put up a career-best when giving Allaho a scare in the John Durkan at Punchestown in December; next two runs were over 3m at top level, stretching his stamina; confirmed his ability at around 2m4f when chasing home Allaho in the Ryanair; will be hard to beat at this level after eight successive Grade 1 outings.

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

8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Janidil

11st 6lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: W P Mullins

Acts on heavy; third in the 2022 Irish Gold Cup over 3m, but seen more often at about 2m4f and that's where he's registered his best wins and peak efforts; backward steps on last two outings further undermine his prospects.

100/1

8

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Janidil

11st 10lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: W P Mullins

Progressive hurdler in 2019-20 novice campaign and high-class chaser subsequently, winning a 2m4f Grade 1 novice, but this 10yo was below par in Grade 2 chase at Kempton in January latest; something to prove in hot company now back hurdling and a shorter trip may be preferable; cheekpieces are added.

50/1

3rd

2

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:07 Kempton

Janidil

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

No match for Allaho on a few occasions, including in Clonmel Grade 2 on sole run this term; now wears tongue-tie; holds a respectable chance on best form but he's not the safest jumper in this field, having fallen a few times, most recently last April when in command at Fairyhouse.

12/1

Form: 6-2521 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 155

Form & Verdict

Former top-class bumper horse; has competed effectively at a high level, but his only two chase wins have been gained in a beginners' event and when facing only token opposition at Clonmel last month; perhaps his best run this term when second over 2m1f here in the Dan & Joan Moore Memorial.

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

5

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 165y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Blackbow

11st 2lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Former top-class bumper horse; has competed effectively at a high level, but his only two chase wins have been gained in a beginners' event and when facing only token opposition at Clonmel last month; perhaps his best run this term when second over 2m1f here in the Dan & Joan Moore Memorial.

5/1

1st

1

22nd Mar 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 202y

16:38 Clonmel

Blackbow

11st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Former top-class bumper horse; Grade 2 Leopardstown winner, fifth at Cheltenham and second in Grade 1 Punchestown event won by stablemate Tornado Flyer; 1-8 record over fences is hardly inspiring, but he has competed effectively at a high level and has been in good shape; beaten by a smart type in a Grade 3 last time, two satisfactory handicap runs before that.

8/13

2nd

2

27th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Naas

Blackbow

11st 1lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Not delivered what he promised in two bumper wins (1-11 since) and no surprise he failed to stay at Leopardstown last time; this trip better and previous Dan Moore second (contested strong pace off 151) shows that he has a lot of ability; would like his own way; Townend on Cash Back.

100/30

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Payout
Exacta €864.00
Straight Forecast €909.50
Trifecta €6557.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

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RP Ratings (IRE):

Blackbow

TOPSPEED:

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POSTDATA:

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The Irish Sun:

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