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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.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

29

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Lord Lariat

10st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

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.

5th

5

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 165y

13:45 Fairyhouse

Lord Lariat

11st 1lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Failed to exploit hurdles mark of 109 at this venue recently; 2-1 favourite then following handicap chase wins at Punchestown and at this venue which brought him to his current mark of 137; locally-trained gelding could bounce back now.

9/2

6th

8

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 160y

16:00 Fairyhouse

Lord Lariat

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Looks a good piece of placing from connections here in attempting to exploit lower hurdles mark of 109 after recent handicap chase victories off 124 and 128 (now rated 137 in that sphere); two-time hurdles winner has improved for fences but seemingly arrives here in great heart; major claims.

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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2nd

23

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Frontal Assault

10st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

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.

1

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Frontal Assault

11st 12lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Won Grade 3 novice hurdle at Navan (3m, heavy) last February before respectable eighth in the Martin Pipe here, when suffering interference; switched to fences this season and was a close second in a warm beginners chase at Fairyhouse (2m5f, good to yielding) last time; should have more to offer at this longer trip and Rob James removes a valuable 3lb; likeable claims.

6/1

2nd

7

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 100y

12:00 Fairyhouse

Frontal Assault

12st 0lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Gordon Elliott

Grade 3-winning novice hurdler over 3m last season shaped with plenty of promise on chasing bow behind Busselton over likely insufficient 2m3.5f at Punchestown; didn't quite progress as hoped when fourth here over 2m4f six weeks ago and needs to show more over this slightly longer trip; has contested rated novice chases the last twice but now in beginners' company.

13/2

  • 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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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Gaillard Du Mesnil

11st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

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.

3rd

8

16th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 80y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Gaillard Du Mesnil

11st 4lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Classy novice hurdler last term, winning two Grade 1s and finishing second to Bob Olinger at the Festival; hasn't yet hit the same heights over fences, although a third to stablemate Galopin Des Champs at Leopardstown (2m5f, good to soft) last time represented some progress; has something to find with the principals but it's possible today's step up to 3m will suit.

16/1

3rd

6

6th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 61y

13:20 Leopardstown

Gaillard Du Mesnil

11st 10lb

J: B J Cooper

T: W P Mullins

High-class novice hurdler last season, winning Grade 1s at this venue (2m6f) and Punchestown (2m4f); in between, second to Bob Olinger at Cheltenham; nothing like the same standard of form in two races over fences which have involved his stablemate Capodanno.

25/1

  • 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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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.

1st

7

19th Mar 2022

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:35 Uttoxeter

Screaming Colours

10st 9lb

J: Conor Orr

T: William Durkan

Has very low mileage for an 11yo and he was a big market mover when beaten only 5l into fourth in this 12 months ago, which was an excellent show on good to soft as he'd have preferred it slower; no concerns on that score this time and he was a very good second - and clear of the rest - when runner-up in the Cork National (3m4f, heavy) in October; goes well fresh and looks to have been saved for this; strong claims.

10/1

2nd

7

31st Oct 2021

Heavy

3m 4f 0y

15:00 Cork

Screaming Colours

11st 6lb

J: Conor Orr

T: William Durkan

Has very low mileage for a 10yo and was having his first run beyond 3m1f when nearly winning Punchestown's 3m4f Grand National Trial (soft) last season before finishing solid fourth of 20 in 4m2f Midlands National at Uttoxeter, despite some indifferent jumping; trip/ground no problem and runs well fresh so plenty of positives, especially if avoiding serious error.

7/1

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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15

27th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

18:40 Galway

Early Doors

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Lightly raced since landing this two years ago off a 9lb lower mark; ran well in the Irish National; blinkers tried here and cannot be ruled out.

16/1

8th

4

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

18:10 Tipperary

Early Doors

11st 1lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, pushed along briefly 1st, towards rear of midfield 4th, became detached before 4 out, soon ridden and beaten

16/1

5th

8

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Early Doors

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

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.

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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6th

17

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Velvet Elvis

10st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

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.

1st

2

12th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:35 Navan

Velvet Elvis

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Point winner; won a 3m maiden hurdle at CorK, and also won over 2m4f at Thurles; fourth behind Farouk D'Alene in a strong beginners' chase here in December before a creditable third behind Ciel De Neige here; struggled when dropped to 2m in a Grade 3 event last Saturday (again here); triP should suit now, helps to give his trainer a strong hand.

8/1

5th

6

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:58 Navan

Velvet Elvis

11st 1lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Gibney

Point winner; won a heavy ground maiden hurdle at Thurles last year over 2m4f; fourth behind Farouk D'Alene in a decent beginners' chase here in December before following up on that effort with a good third behind Ciel De Neige (again here); career-best needed.

8/1

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

1

31st May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:35 Ballinrobe

Max Flamingo

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Francis Casey

didn't jump well, midfield early, mistake 1st, towards rear 5th, minor headway when pushed along 5 out, no extra after 4 out, no impression when hampered by faller 3 out, soon pulled up

6/1

1st

4

15th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

16:00 Killarney

Max Flamingo

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Francis Casey

Dual hurdles winner had some very good form against classy types over fences, including Grade 1 fourth at Leopardstown over Christmas, before beating Bacardys (by a narrower margin than Baptism Of Fire) in a beginners' chase at Thurles; well-fancied for the Irish Grand National and acquitted himself well when beaten less than 9l; his trainer is adamant he's better going right-handed.

11/8

7th

15

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Max Flamingo

10st 12lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Francis Casey

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.

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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8th

2

31st May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:35 Ballinrobe

Champagne Platinum

11st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: E Bolger

in rear, not fluent 1st, minor headway when not fluent 7th, soon pushed along briefly and reminder, towards rear of midfield when pushed along after 4 out, soon ridden, no impression when not fluent 3 out

14/1

1

16th May 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

19:30 Killarney

Champagne Platinum

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: E Bolger

8/1

5

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 7f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Champagne Platinum

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: E Bolger

Novice scored in beginners' chase at Navan and excellent second in the 3m4f National Trial at this venue in February; decent enough Irish National run on latest considering he didn't get much luck in running; one to consider.

9/1

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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9th

9

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Enjoy D’allen

11st 2lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Ciaran Murphy

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.

23

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Enjoy D’allen

10st 11lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Ciaran Murphy

Probably no ground worries; third in last season's Irish National puts him on the radar and he was also a very good third in top 3m handicap at Leopardstown at Christmas; satisfactory run over hurdles preceded his purchase by top owner J P McManus; has a change of headgear, to blinkers he wore in Irish National; considered.

12/1

5th

23

5th Feb 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Enjoy D’allen

10st 0lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Ciaran Murphy

Ran okay over hurdles on return before producing a career best in a 3m handicap chase here in December; looks very well handicapped back in this sphere (rated 148 over fences), despite him being 1lb wrong at the weights; interesting runner.

25/1

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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10th

11

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Diol Ker

11st 1lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Noel Meade

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.

1st

7

13th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 126y

16:40 Naas

Diol Ker

10st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

150-rated hurdler, 13lb lower over fences, despite having gone up 2lb for finishing fourth in the Thyestes Chase on his handicap debut; feasible that he could reverse form with runner-up Franco De Port.

6/1

4th

18

27th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 1f 0y

15:05 Gowran Park

Diol Ker

9st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

150-rated hurdler, 15lb lower over fences for handicap debut; Fairyhouse second was step in right direction; no easy task on handicap debut, but chance should not be discounted.

7/1

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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11th

14

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Death Duty

10st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

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.

37

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Death Duty

10st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Best efforts on soft/heavy; two big layoffs in recent years but he forged clear late on at Punchestown (3m4f, heavy) in February and his never-nearer sixth of 24 at Cheltenham (3m1f, good to soft) was creditable given he may well now require a longer trip, which he certainly gets today; could have a say.

33/1

6th

10

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Death Duty

10st 6lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Best on soft/heavy; won Grade 1 novice events over hurdles and fences in 2017 (favourite for Albert Bartlett that year, beaten when unseating) but mid-division in the Plate in 2020; layoffs have marred his career but he forged clear at Punchestown in February (3m4f, heavy) and is well treated back up 6lb if he can repeat it back here on less testing ground.

10/1

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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12th

27

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Mister Fogpatches

10st 6lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: P A Fahy

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.

6th

9

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Mister Fogpatches

11st 7lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: P A Fahy

Third in last season's Scottish National before winning at the Punchestown festival (3m7f); can makes mistakes but he's been admirably consistent in defeat across his last few starts (including over C&D) and holds sound each-way claims if minimising the blunders; versatile ground-wise.

15/2

3rd

17

27th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 1f 0y

15:05 Gowran Park

Mister Fogpatches

10st 0lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: P A Fahy

Third in the Scottish National in April before taking a Punchestown handicap over 3m7f; at least as good this term, taking third in the Troytown and 15l second at Cheltenham last time; big chance for trainer who won this with Nuaffe in 1994.

12/1

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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13th

24

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Time To Get Up

10st 7lb

J: Robbie Power

T: Jonjo O’Neill

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.

3rd

5

19th Mar 2022

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:35 Uttoxeter

Time To Get Up

10st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Some feat to win this 12 months ago (good to soft) on only his fourth start over fences, beating the following month's Scottish National winner together with a handful of today's rivals; would have found 2m5f too sharp on his reappearance over Aintree's National fences and he ran a lot better next time at Haydock (3m4f, heavy) for all that he was beaten 33l; moved well for a long way before getting tired; only 4lb higher than last year and fancy there's more in the locker; cheekpieces added to regular tongue-tie; has won on heavy.

7/2

3rd

6

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 4f 97y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Time To Get Up

10st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Something to prove in terms of current form having been tailed off in the Grand Sefton at Aintree in November on his sole run this term; however, the National fences and inadequate 2m5f are possible excuses, and this lightly raced 9yo beat next-time-out Scottish National winner Mighty Thunder to win the Midlands National last March; has won on heavy; not written off.

8/1

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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14th

1

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Franco De Port

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

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.

4th

1

13th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 126y

16:40 Naas

Franco De Port

11st 12lb

J: B J Cooper

T: W P Mullins

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; has gene up 5lb and has a hefty burden, but should give a good account.

7/2

2nd

4

27th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 1f 0y

15:05 Gowran Park

Franco De Port

11st 3lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Grade 1 winner over 2m1f as a novice last season; sights are lowered significantly after high-level attempts, not a forlorn hope with Paul Townend aboard, though question-mark about stamina.

8/1

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: 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.
Place /
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Lieutenant Command

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Noel Meade

21

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Lieutenant Command

10st 8lb

J: E Walsh

T: Noel Meade

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.

1

27th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 90y

14:30 Naas

Lieutenant Command

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Noel Meade

Huge prices and out with the washing in hot company since Fairyhouse maiden win in November; looks high enough in the weights just now; can lead.

14/1

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

2nd

6

6th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:55 Kilbeggan

Streets Of Doyen

11st 0lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: John C McConnell

in touch with leaders, headway and went third before 4 out, went second after 3 out, pushed along approaching last, soon ridden, no chance with winner final 110yds

3/1

7

1st Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:08 Cork

Streets Of Doyen

11st 0lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: John C McConnell

Smart hurdler (C&D winner) and won on his chasing debut at Galway last July; hasn't really built on that although fair fourth in valuable Uttoxeter handicap on latest; looks up against it.

14/1

6

30th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 168y

14:30 Galway

Streets Of Doyen

11st 6lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: John C McConnell

Six-time winner; won a beginners chase at this meeting last year but a better hurdler given his novice form when placed in Grade 1s at Cheltenham and Aintree; not disgraced in the Summer Cup at Uttoxeter last time but certainly of interest back over flights.

14/1

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

10

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 111y

18:00 Galway

Aramax

11st 7lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, not fluent 3rd, pushed along briefly after 8th, became detached when mistake 4 out, pulled up after 3 out

18/1

6th

1

31st May 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

17:35 Ballinrobe

Aramax

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear of midfield, not fluent 6th, midfield 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and kept on, never on terms

33/1

9th

1

16th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 50y

18:30 Killarney

Aramax

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

Shown nothing in four starts over fences since September and doesn't look well treated back in this sphere.

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

16

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Fakir D’alene

10st 11lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

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.

4th

2

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Fakir D’alene

11st 11lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

Novice chaser who won two in a row over fences this winter (2m4f/2m5f, soft/good to yielding) and he stayed 3m over hurdles; he's better than he showed at Leopardstown last time but this is a competitive race in which to try to bounce back from that well-beaten seventh.

33/1

4

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:50 Leopardstown

Fakir D’alene

11st 7lb

J: Mr B W Harvey

T: Gordon Elliott

Wide margin winner of a Down Royal beginners chase before beating Donkey Years in a Thurles handicap chase in January; never really a factor in the Leopardstown Chase last time; capable of better and likely to be closer this time.

8/1

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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: -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.
Place /
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

19

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Floueur

10st 9lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

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.

10th

6

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Floueur

10st 8lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Made up a lot of late ground when third in the Martin Pipe over hurdles here last year (2m4f, good to soft); wasn't entirely happy back on heavy ground behind Death Duty at Punchestown last month (3m4f; still a good effort) but previous win at Fairyhouse (2m5f, good to yielding) showed him to be an up-and-coming chaser; respected.

8/1

3rd

4

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 4f 40y

14:40 Punchestown

Floueur

11st 6lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Winning novice hurdler for Joseph O'Brien; overcame a bad mistake at the last to land a beginners chase at Fairyhouse last month; has a touch of class and a very interesting runner here if he stays this trip.

4/1

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

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.

6

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

School Boy Hours

11st 9lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Noel Meade

Off the mark at the tenth attempt over fences when winning the ultra-competitive Paddy Power Chase on his reappearance at Leopardstown (3m, good to yielding) in December; versatile ground-wise and has to be respected under top Irish amateur Derek O'Connor on this first run since.

5/1

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

2nd

1

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

15:05 Galway

Battleoverdoyen

11st 3lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, left in second 1st, joined leader 2nd, briefly led from 7th, soon joined and disputed lead, led narrowly when not fluent 4 out, clear when pushed along after last, ridden home turn, no extra when headed towards finish

6/4

5th

12

27th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

18:40 Galway

Battleoverdoyen

11st 1lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear of midfield, hampered 3rd, headway 4 out, in touch with leaders after 3 out, ridden after last, kept on run-in, not reach leaders

50/1

7th

1

8th Jul 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:50 Kilbeggan

Battleoverdoyen

11st 12lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, chased leaders 4th, pushed along after 4 out, soon lost position, no impression from 3 out

20/1

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.
Place /
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

6th

5

8th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:35 Cork

Off You Go

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: C Byrnes

led, led narrowly or disputed lead from 2nd, headed and pushed along before 3 out, weakened gradually after 3 out

9/2

4th

5

28th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 170y

15:08 Punchestown

Off You Go

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: C Byrnes

Series of stinkers past 12 months until 14s, bounced right back at Killarney (Soviet Pimpernel 2.25l back) on return to hurdling; RPR 140 then and that would probably do here.

2/1

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

24

27th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

18:40 Galway

Samcro

10st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Gordon Elliott

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.

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

7

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Farclas

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gordon Elliott

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.

2nd

2

21st Nov 2021

Good

3m 0f 0y

14:50 Navan

Farclas

11st 9lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Gordon Elliott

2018 Triumph Hurdle winner; prospered again in handicap chases last term; made the frame in two big-value Leopardstown events and second to fellow Irish raider The Shunter over 2m4f at Cheltenham; highly creditable run when fifth behind Minella Times in Irish-dominated Grand National; in touch when unseated three out in Kerry National; leading chance.

6/1

4

22nd Sep 2021

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Listowel

Farclas

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Former Triumph Hurdle winner; has come into his own again in handicap chases last term; made the frame in two big Leopardstown handicaps and runner-up behind fellow Irish raider The Shunter over 2m4f at Cheltenham; highly creditable run when fifth behind Minella Times in Irish-dominated Grand National.

13/2

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

2nd

6

1st Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:08 Cork

Ronald Pump

11st 0lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Matthew J Smith

pressed leader, not fluent 3rd, disputed lead after 5th, led narrowly 6th, mistake 4 out, soon increased tempo, pushed along after 3 out, mistake then headed 2 out, soon ridden, no extra run-in

13/8

7th

10

27th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

18:40 Galway

Ronald Pump

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Matthew J Smith

towards rear, hampered 3rd, not fluent 7th, headway from 4 out, pushed along when pecked on landing 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in, never near to challenge

12/1

6

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Ronald Pump

11st 6lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Matthew J Smith

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.

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

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

7th

5

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Mount Ida

11st 2lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Has won four of her seven chases over a variety of trips, including the 3m2f Kim Muir at last year's Festival despite jumping moderately and looking under pressure for most of the way (hit 1000 on the exchanges); her two wins this season (on soft/yielding) have been more straightforward, although she did show a tendency to jump to her right at Fairyhouse last time (2m5f); the one to beat if matching that form.

2/1

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

3

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Run Wild Fred

11st 9lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

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.

5

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Run Wild Fred

11st 7lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

No ground worries; won well from the front in a good 3m handicap at Navan in November; his seconds in last year's Irish National (3m5f; always prominent) and this season's National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham (3m6f; dictated most of the pace) have shown a strength in stamina; his jumping is sometimes none too clever but he has a lot of the qualities required.

20/1

2nd

5

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 5f 201y

Class 1

17:30 Cheltenham

Run Wild Fred

11st 6lb

J: Mr J J Codd

T: Gordon Elliott

Always prominent when runner-up in last season's Irish National (3m5f, yielding; had earlier figured on heavy) and he won well from the front in a good 3m handicap at Navan (good) in November; creditable second in a Grade 1 last time; a leading contender on form and a bold show looks on its way.

15/8

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

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.

8th

8

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Smoking Gun

11st 7lb

J: Mr J J Codd

T: Gordon Elliott

9yo who has been better than ever this season, winning at Fairyhouse (3m5f, good) in November and returning to form with third there (3m, soft) last month; the stiff finish is in his favour today, as is crack Irish amateur Jamie Codd being in the saddle; could be thereabouts.

12/1

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Exacta €18264.00
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Tricast €45797.00
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Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Lieutenant Command

SPOTLIGHT:

Mister Fogpatches

POSTDATA:

Diol Ker

TOPSPEED:

Screaming Colours

The Irish Sun:

Lieutenant Command