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BoyleSports Irish Grand National Chase (Extended Handicap Chase) (Grade A)

  • Prize money: £226890.76
  • 3m 5f 50y
  • 30 runners
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BoyleSports Irish Grand National Chase (Extended Handicap Chase) (Grade A)

Runners: 30 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

(Won)

  • Win: £42.30
  • Place: £8.20

Form: 261165 C

Last run: 68 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Showed good form in winning back-to-back races over 2m5f here and over 2m7f at Punchestown in mid-season; soundly beaten in fifth behind Full Time Scoere here last time; trainer saddled the 150-1 winner here last year, so perhaps unwise to rule out.

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

7th

2

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Lord Lariat

12st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Last year's Irish National winner has been seen only twice since, latest when fading quite tamely over same C&D in early December; back from a break no doubt, on the road to a repeat National bid, off very attractive hurdles mark (37 below chase mark) but market may prove best guide here with yard also fielding the in-form Wa Wa.

13/2

6th

1

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 5f 0y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Lord Lariat

11st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

led, headed but prominent before 1st, briefly led 16th, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

3/1

4th

3

12th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 200y

16:30 Punchestown

Lord Lariat

11st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

towards rear but in touch with leaders early, dropped to last before 4th, went fourth and pushed along 3 out, keeping on but no impression when mistake last, never near to challenge

9/2

  • Place: £6.80

Form: 8-342P

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Best of his four runs over fences when second to stablemate Floueur here in January; well fancied for the Kim Muir but already feeling the heat when making a mistake four out.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Frontal Assault

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

led

5/1

4th

12

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Frontal Assault

10st 13lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, led 2nd, headed 3 out, weakened last

33/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1-3333

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 154

Form & Verdict

Dual Grade 1 winner as a novice hurdler and second to Bob Olinger at the Cheltenham Festival; despite an odds-on reverse on his chasing debut has been campaigned at a high level, taking in Grade 1 events at Leopardstown and Cheltenham; Brown Advisory third reads well courtesy of runner-up Ahoy Senor whose form ties in with Aintree hero Noble Yeats.

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

2nd

1

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 127y

Class 2

13:50 Haydock

Gaillard Du Mesnil

11st 11lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

disputed lead, led clearly after 1st, headed and raced in second just after 8th, outpaced 4 out, no chance with winner when mistake 2 out, kept on run-in

11/8

3rd

13

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Gaillard Du Mesnil

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Has never finished out of the first three in his nine races over fences, including when third in the 3m5f Irish Grand National (yielding) last term and arriving on the scene in the nick of time to send the favourite backers home happy in last month's 3m6f NH Chase at Cheltenham (soft); this even greater stamina test has to make appeal.

12/1

1st

4

14th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 5f 201y

Class 1

17:30 Cheltenham

Gaillard Du Mesnil

11st 7lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Second-season novice; not that far off the best last term, staying on for third in 3m Grade 1 in the mud at this meeting before confirming his stamina when also taking third in the 3m5f Irish Grand National; won 3m Grade 1 novice at Leopardstown in December and 2m5f was against him on latest start; has the best form and presents a very strong case.

Evs

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 224-21 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Veteran with low mileage; terrifically consistent in seven starts since November 2020; has looked better than ever in two runs this season; well clear of third-placed Mister Fogpatches when second in the 3m4f Cork National in October; improved on last year's fourth placing when winning the Midlands National at Uttoxeter; up 15lb for those two runs.

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Verdict Starting price

0

5

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Screaming Colours

11st 2lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: William Durkan

towards rear, mistake 4th, not fluent in rear 10th, detached 16th, pulled up before 5 out

20/1

1

6th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:13 Cork

Screaming Colours

11st 12lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: William Durkan

Midlands National winner on soft ground at Uttoxeter over 4m2f and fourth in Irish National; third to Braeside in this last year on seasonal return; plenty of weight but has his conditions.

8/1

4th

12

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Screaming Colours

11st 1lb

J: Mr J J Codd

T: William Durkan

Veteran with low mileage; terrifically consistent in seven starts since November 2020; has looked better than ever in two runs this season; well clear of third-placed Mister Fogpatches when second in the 3m4f Cork National in October; improved on last year's fourth placing when winning the Midlands National at Uttoxeter; up 15lb for those two runs.

Form: 01-565

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

Martin Pipe winner in 2019, Galway Plate winner off 139 in 2020; little sign of his best in three runs (two of them over hurdles) since returning from a spell on the sidelines.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:43 Cork

Early Doors

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: E Bolger

held up in rear, awkward jump 5th, headway 8th, went third towards near side when not fluent 3 out, no impression after 2 out

5/2

2nd

2

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

17:05 Gowran Park

Early Doors

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: E Bolger

3-14 hurdles; 1-9 over fences, came good on a day that mattered when winning the 2020 Galway Plate for Joseph O'Brien; out of form in a light campaign last season; started brightly in points when beating the talented Some Man at Oldtown last month; suffered a surprise reverse at Kildorrery eight days later; good chance, though might prefer less testing ground

15/8

Form: 0-4351

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Limited chasing experience, including fourth behind Fakir D'Alene at Navan in December; up 10lb for good effort when beating stablemate Regina Dracones in 3m Navan handicap last time; trainer won this with 33-1 shot Lion Na Bearnai in 2012.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 42y

14:30 Fairyhouse

Velvet Elvis

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

led narrowly or disputed lead, not fluent 5 out, went clear towards far side 2 out, soon nudged along, steadied last, pushed out run-in

5/1

0

3

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Velvet Elvis

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

in touch with leaders, weakened quickly 17th, soon pulled up

12/1

Form: 324U71 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Twice successful over hurdles in the closing months of last season; solid form in two beginners' chases and in Grade 1 event at Leopardstown; initial handicap runs at the same venue raised doubts which have been allayed somewhat by a Thurles win; one of the main ante-post fancies.

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Verdict Starting price

2

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Max Flamingo

11st 9lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Francis Casey

towards rear, mistake and unseated 7th

20/1

15th

18

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Max Flamingo

10st 12lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Francis Casey

13th in this last year; struggling for form over fences and hurdles since and was pulled up in the Coral Gold Cup when last seen; lower hurdle mark should be a help but others hold stronger claims in a deep race here.

33/1

Form: -8P127 BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Pulled-up in the Paddy Power at Leopardstown before showing improved form in winning 3m beginners' chase at Navan in January; excellent second in the 3m4f National Trial at Punchestown; let down by his jumping in Naas event won by Diol Ker.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Champagne Platinum

11st 11lb

J: Luke Donnelly

T: E Bolger

Pulled up in the National trial at Punchestown last month but he had bounced back to form winning over hurdles on his penultimate outing and he handles this ground; feasibly treated on old form.

8/1

9

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Champagne Platinum

10st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: E Bolger

Won a beginners' chase at Navan two years ago, his only success from 17 starts over fences; that profile is not encouraging, but he looked in good shape when winning a handicap hurdle at Gowran last month; now 5lb lower than when fourth in this race 12 months ago.

8/1

Form: 3-735U C

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

Third in this race last season; also third behind School Boy Hours in the Paddy Power at Leopardstown at Christmas; satisfactory run over hurdles prefaced his purchase by J P McManus; stumbled and unseated at the first at Aintree; different trainer, but same yard that prepared the 2013 winner Liberty Counsel.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

12

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 90y

14:30 Punchestown

Enjoy Dallen

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Smart staying handicap chaser at his best, third in the Irish Grand National and the Leopardstown Paddy Power in 2021; a long time since he has prospered; needs to step up on what he has shown cross-country so far; remote fifth behind Singing Banjo here on Thursday.

14/1

5th

10

2nd May 2024

Yielding

4m 1f 11y

16:50 Punchestown

Enjoy Dallen

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Smart staying handicap chaser at his best, third in the Irish Grand National and the Leopardstown Paddy Power in 2021; a long time since he has prospered; needs to step up on what he has shown cross-country so far; well held by Coko Beach, Birchdale and Fameaftertheglory.

16/1

6th

4

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 130y

13:20 Punchestown

Enjoy Dallen

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ciaran Murphy

Smart staying handicap chaser at his best, third in the Irish Grand National and the Paddy Power 2021; a long time since he has prospered; needs to step up on what he has shown cross-country so far; finished behind Vital Island here in November, and held by Fameaftertheglory on Cheltenham running.

14/1

Form: F59241 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

150-rated hurdler, exploited 13lb lower chase mark when beating Ronald Pump in the Leinster National at Naas; has gone up 10lb for that, but there could be more improvement to come; was making his handicap debut when fourth in the Thyestes, renews rivalry with the placed horses Franco De Port and Mister Fogpatches.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Diol Ker

11st 9lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Sole chase win came for Noel Meade in 3m Leinster National at Naas in 2022; found wanting this term; form has included seventh in the Paddy Power and sixth in the Thyestes; 80-1, pulled up in the Irish Grand National.

40/1

9

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Diol Ker

11st 3lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't jump well, jumped right on occasions, in touch with leaders early, midfield when jumped right 10th, weakened 16th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out

50/1

Form: -5716U C

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Best efforts on soft/heavy; two long layoffs in recent years but showed plenty of ability and stamina in landing 3m4f National Trial at Punchestown in February; best of the Irish (three places in front of Noble Yeats) when a never-nearer sixth in the Ultima at Cheltenham; unseated rider at eighth (Canal Turn) at Aintree.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 4f 40y

14:10 Punchestown

Death Duty

11st 1lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Gordon Elliott

Won this event off this mark last year, accounting for several of these rivals, including stablemate Coko Beach; closely matched with Coko Beach on running in this season's Troytown; made a bad mistake the 12th in the Paddy Power and was pulled-up; same mark as last season, each-way chance with useful 5lb claimer.

6/1

13

27th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

15:00 Leopardstown

Death Duty

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, bad mistake 12th, soon pulled up

14/1

3rd

10

27th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:20 Navan

Death Duty

11st 2lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Dual Grade 1 winner back in 2017 doesn't operate at that sort of level nowadays but still capable of popping up in a decent staying handicap chase, as shown when landing Punchestown Grand National Trial off just 2lb lower last season; came down at the last when looking as though he was staying on to finish fourth or fifth in the Munster National last time; player.

16/1

Form: 433236

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Third in last season's Scottish National before winning over 3m7f at the Punchestown festival; can make mistakes but has been highly consistent in big-value handicaps, including third placings in the Troytown and the Thyestes, second in the Betfair and sixth in the Kim Muir; each-way chance if first-time cheekpieces do the trick.

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0

25

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Mister Fogpatches

10st 8lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

never better than midfield, detached 3 out (usual 4 out), pulled up approaching last

50/1

6th

7

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Mister Fogpatches

10st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: P A Fahy

prominent, soon went second, lost position after 3 out, no extra from 2 out

25/1

0

4

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Cheltenham

Mister Fogpatches

11st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: P A Fahy

Well beaten on the Flat last month, after a break, and also struggled when 100-1 for Grade 2 chase a week later; this handicap chase is a more suitable assignment but he's yet to add to his 3m7f win at the 2021 Punchestown festival and others have much more persuasive profiles.

16/1

Form: 11-033 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Won last season's Midlands National at Uttoxeter on only his fourth start over fences, beating the following month's Scottish National winner; best of his three runs this term when third behind Screaming Colours in his Midlands National repeat-bid.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

6

9th Apr 2023

Heavy

3m 3f 208y

Class 3

15:25 Ffos Las

Time To Get Up

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won the 2021 Midlands National and third in it in 2022 but he was pulled up three weeks ago in the latest renewal, which was symptomatic of his poor season; way down the weights.

16/1

13

18th Mar 2023

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Time To Get Up

10st 3lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

This campaign hasn't taken off at all but he has history in this race, having won it two seasons ago (good to soft) on only his fourth start over fences and he was a highly credible 12l third last year (soft); dangerously well handicapped if he can stage a revival and you wouldn't put it past him.

12/1

8th

9

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Time To Get Up

10st 7lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Ran well when third in last year's Midlands National (4m2f, soft), a race he won in 2021, and he's well handicapped on that form; however, he's been pulled up on both starts this term and a major turnaround is needed.

20/1

Form: F-7724

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 158

Form & Verdict

Grade 1 winner over 2m1f as a novice last season; had seven consecutive outings at Grade 1 level before tackling handicap company for the first time in the Thyestes; produced a fine staying performance to take second behind Longhouse Poet; found wanting under a big burden when fourth to Diol Ker at Naas; rider's 5lb claim improves his chance.

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3rd

9

15th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 37y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Franco De Port

11st 7lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Grade 1 novice chase winner at Leopardstown in December 2020 and creditable fourth in the 3m Grade 1 Savills Chase there in December this season; this classy sort is Willie Mullins' sole contender and could have a part to play if he takes to this unique course at the first attempt.

7/1

5th

2

4th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 44y

15:05 Leopardstown

Franco De Port

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump with fluency, always towards rear, not fluent and slightly hampered 2 out, kept on approaching last, never dangerous

40/1

4th

3

28th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

Franco De Port

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

raced freely, towards rear, headway and in touch with leaders 8th

16/1

Form: 113-61 C

Last run: 68 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Course maiden hurdle winner last season when also won a three-runner beginners' chase at Gowran; stepped up from his seasonal/handicap debut in the Tim Duggan Memorial at Limerick when landing a 3m rated chase here in February; may be progressive.

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15th

26

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Full Time Score

10st 6lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Course maiden hurdle winner last season when also won a three-runner beginners' chase at Gowran; stepped up from his seasonal/handicap debut in the Tim Duggan Memorial at Limerick when landing a 3m rated chase here in February; may be progressive.

1st

7

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 165y

13:45 Fairyhouse

Full Time Score

10st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Switched to chasing after his maiden hurdle win at this venue 12 months ago; won a three-runner beginners' event at Gowran but disappointed when 13-8 for a Grade 3 novice at Limerick in March; should improve from seasonal/handicap debut in the Tim Duggan Memorial at Limerick.

8/1

6th

7

28th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 160y

14:40 Limerick

Full Time Score

10st 12lb

J: Dylan Robinson

T: Henry De Bromhead

Switched to chasing after his maiden hurdle win and landed a three-runner beginners' at Gowran but disappointed when 13-8 for a Grade 3 novice here in March (Defi Bleu second); handicapper may have gone overboard with his opening mark though.

14/1

Form: 3012F0

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 155

Form & Verdict

Former Grade 1 winner as a novice; career has failed to progress as might have been hoped; has always looked better in small fields, as when winning at Galway last summer; faller at Thurles in January; failed to make an impact in the Topham ten days ago.

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2

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

16:15 Naas

Battleoverdoyen

12st 0lb

J: Mr F D Brickley

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: -2122F C

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 155

Form & Verdict

Second in this race last year, and also runner-up in this season's National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham; beat stablemate Farclas and Mister Fogpatches in the Troytown; fell at eighth (Canal Turn) in the Grand National; 10lb higher than for the Troytown, but Scottish National-winning rider Rob James claims the most valuable 7lb in the business.

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2

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Run Wild Fred

11st 10lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

His solitary chase win from 19 attempts came back in 2021; subsequently runner-up in the National Hunt Chase here (3m6f, good to soft) four months later but he has plenty to prove on his two most recent completed runs and he was brought down at Fairyhouse last month.

40/1

2

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 42y

14:30 Fairyhouse

Run Wild Fred

11st 11lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped right on occasions, raced in second, disputed lead before 3rd

4/1

Form: 3-117U C

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 152

Form & Verdict

Came from off the pace to win the Kim Muir at Cheltenham last season; won her first two races this season over shorter distances; jumped badly to the right and made mistakes in Mares' Chase at Cheltenham; unseated at first in the Grand National.

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4th

4

1st Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:32 Thurles

Mount Ida

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, lost position 9th, pushed along and outpaced after 3 out, soon beaten

9/4

5

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Mount Ida

11st 6lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Came from off the pace to win the Kim Muir at Cheltenham last season; won her first two races this season over shorter distances; jumped badly to the right and made mistakes in Mares' Chase at Cheltenham; unseated at first in the Grand National.

9

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Mount Ida

11st 5lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

Acts on soft; extraordinary last-to-first win in the 3m2f Kim Muir at Cheltenham last March suggested stamina reserves which have not yet been exploited (she's been campaigned at 2m4f/2m5f since) but the jumping problems she exhibited that day, including with a marked tendency to jump out to her right, are far from resolved; cheekpieces enlisted.

33/1

Form: 525752 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict

High-class hurdler; three of his four handicap hurdle wins have come at this venue, but he was second to Lisnagar Oscar in the 2020 Stayers' Hurdle and has also finished second to Honeysuckle in successive editions of the Hatton's Grace Hurdle at this track; limited chasing experience but not without a chance following second to Diol Ker at Naas.

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0

3

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Ronald Pump

11st 11lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

One-time smart sort over hurdles and fences, was 2nd in the 2020 Stayers' Hurdle; however, is a long way from that level now and was beaten in two points' lately, so others preferred.

25/1

5th

5

12th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:55 Kilbeggan

Ronald Pump

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Runner-up in three Grade 1s over hurdles for his former yard; not at his best in four starts since joining this yard and was well beaten in a C&D handicap when last seen; visor replaces other headgear; best watched today.

50/1

9th

1

12th May 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Ronald Pump

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ciaran Murphy

Runner-up in three Grade 1s over hurdles including the Stayers' Hurdle in 2020; however, seems to have lost his way and hasn't shown enough in three runs for this yard; tailed off over fences latest.

33/1

Form: 425-U2

Last run: 148 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 151

Form & Verdict

2018 Triumph Hurdle winner; prospered again in handicap chases last term, good placed efforts, including second to The Shunter over 2m4f at Cheltenham; highly creditable fifth behind Minella Times in Grand National; in touch when unseated three out in Kerry National; second to Run Wild Fred in the Troytown; fresh horse now, big chance under a talented claimer.

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3

17th Mar 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 2f 50y

15:50 Down Royal

Farclas

11st 0lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, pulled up quickly after 4th

7/1

4

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 110y

15:55 Fairyhouse

Farclas

11st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Triumph Hurdle winner was second in the Troytown Chase over 3m last season but was pulled-up in the same race on sole start this term; others preferred.

20/1

1

27th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:20 Navan

Farclas

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gordon Elliott

Only made one appearance after chasing home stablemate Run Wild Fred in this race last year, falling at the sixth last in the Irish National; not easy task on return from 223-day absence to shoulder big weight (2lb higher than his mark here 12 months ago) but experienced conditional's 5lb claim a help.

14/1

Form: 028030 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 16-068

Last run: 68 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Won the big 2m handicap hurdle at the Dublin Racing Festival in 2018 and 2019; beat the subsequent Grand National hero Minella Times off 140 in last season's Leopardstown Chase; sixth in this race last year; down the field in the Galway Plate; jumped poorly in race won by Full Time Score here last time, cheekpieces on now.

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5th

4

29th May 2023

Good

2m 2f 69y

16:30 Ballinrobe

Off You Go

11st 2lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: C Byrnes

didn't jump with fluency, in touch with leaders early, mistake 1st, raced in last and detached when pushed along briefly after 3 out, pushed along after 2 out, mistake last, no impression

7/1

2nd

5

26th Aug 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:00 Down Royal

Off You Go

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: C Byrnes

towards rear, pushed along in rear after 3 out, headway when switched left before 2 out, ridden and went second last, ran on well and made strong challenge towards finish, just held

9/1

6th

5

6th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:55 Kilbeggan

Off You Go

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: C Byrnes

towards rear of midfield, pushed along after 2 out, kept on run-in, never near to challenge

12/1

Form: 321174

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Backed up Down Royal beginners' win with success on handicap debut at Thurles; soundly beaten in Leopardstown Chase before best of the Irish in the Kim Muir, finishing a creditable fourth at 33-1 under this rider.

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3

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Fakir Dalene

11st 12lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Pulled up in the Thyestes last time out and it's hard to be confident after that; however, he was fourth in this race in 2022 and his good third in the Troytown last November showed that he retained all of his ability; worth a second look in view of Gordon Elliott's fine record at the Festival.

25/1

0

9

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Fakir Dalene

11st 1lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Emerged from 18 month absence to finish second in a point-to-point in October before fine third in Troytown Chase under a positive ride; brought down at the fifth when one of the main fancies for the Paddy Power at Leopardstown; could make his presence felt.

10/1

0

12

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Fakir Dalene

11st 5lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, brought down 5th

14/1

Form: 36-1PP

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Off the mark over fences at the tenth attempt in the Paddy Power at Leopardstown in December; now 9lb higher; eased and then pulled-up after a bad mistake four out in the Kim Muir; same fate at Aintree after almost falling at Valentine's.

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7th

11

27th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:20 Navan

School Boy Hours

11st 2lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Noel Meade

Came good at the tenth attempt over fences when landing the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown last season before failing to complete in a trio of major spring assignments (pulled up shortly after nearly coming down in the Kim Muir/Grand National, and refused at the last when well beaten in the Irish National); encouraging that he won on seasonal debut last term.

12/1

18

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

School Boy Hours

10st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Off the mark over fences at the tenth attempt in the Paddy Power at Leopardstown in December; now 9lb higher; eased and then pulled-up after a bad mistake four out in the Kim Muir; same fate at Aintree after almost falling at Valentine's.

Form: -33130 C BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Beat stablemate Frontal Assault in a beginners' event here in January; good effort despite a bad mistake at the last when third behind Death Duty in the 3m4f National Trial on his handicap debut; reportedly lost a shoe when unplaced favourite for the Ultima at Cheltenham.

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1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

16:45 Perth

Floueur

12st 1lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

raced in second

16/1

10

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Floueur

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Rebecca Menzies

Unpredictable over the years for several different stables; easily best effort this season when going down narrowly at Doncaster (3m, soft) in March but was beaten 41l at Uttoxeter on Midlands National day; unconvincing.

66/1

Form: R2-PP2

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Finished second in a couple of valuable staying handicaps last year; pulled-up on his first two starts after a break; much more like it over hurdles last time but his owner has more obvious candidates.

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2

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Punchestown

Ten Ten

11st 8lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

20

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Ten Ten

10st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: J P Dempsey

Finished second in a couple of valuable staying handicaps last year; pulled-up on his first two starts after a break; much more like it over hurdles last time but his owner has more obvious candidates.

2nd

9

26th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 165y

15:08 Fairyhouse

Ten Ten

10st 13lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: J P Dempsey

Runner-up in this race last year from 3lb lower and finished second in a couple of valuable handicap chases subsequently; pulled up in two runs over fences this term but worth considering here from his lower hurdle mark.

7/1

Form: 9-156U C

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Beat Max Flamingo in a 3m beginners' event here in November; highly tried on his next two starts; in the lead when unseating rider two out at Naas last time.

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15th

20

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 6f 111y

18:40 Galway

Lieutenant Command

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Noel Meade

towards rear

25/1

6th

3

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 50y

19:05 Punchestown

Lieutenant Command

10st 12lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

prominent, left in second 9th

9/2

12

10th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 5f 0y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Lieutenant Command

10st 7lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

His return to form at Leopardstown (2m5f, yielding) came out of the blue and it was hard work at the finish; prone to mistakes and unproven over this far, though was declared for this 12 months ago only to be withdrawn (lame).

25/1

Form: 40-3P0 C

Last run: 190 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Very useful hurdler has failed to reach the same level over fences so far; sole chase win was gained over 2m1f at this venue; two disappointing runs in the autumn after a good run at Galway; little appeal.

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2

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

17:10 Uttoxeter

Aramax

11st 11lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Ben Haslam

in rear

20/1

8th

2

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

14:05 Doncaster

Aramax

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

towards rear, struggling from 4 out

12/1

Form: -13R3P

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Useful four-time hurdles winner; ambitiously campaigned since winning on his chase debut at Galway last July; jumping can lack fluency, as it did when pulled-up in Brown Advisory at Cheltenham; up against it.

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14

2nd May 2024

Yielding

4m 1f 11y

16:50 Punchestown

Streets Of Doyen

11st 7lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Won over hurdles at Kilbeggan last summer but has failed to maintain that revival; unseated at seventh in last week's Ulster National.

20/1

7

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Streets Of Doyen

11st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

midfield, mistake and unseated 7th

20/1

Form: 6F1P38 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Won over C&D in November off 7lb lower than now; also managed third over 3m here in February; faded from the second-last in the Kim Muir.

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7

6th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:13 Cork

Smoking Gun

11st 0lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

Won the Porterstown over 3m5f on good ground at Fairyhouse a year ago but form tailed off in the spring; testing ground may not suit and stiff task.

25/1

2

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:45 Perth

Smoking Gun

11st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

30

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Smoking Gun

10st 5lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Gordon Elliott

Won over C&D in November off 7lb lower than now; also managed third over 3m here in February; faded from the second-last in the Kim Muir.

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Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Lieutenant Command

SPOTLIGHT:

Mister Fogpatches

POSTDATA:

Diol Ker

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Screaming Colours

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Lieutenant Command