April 18 / 17.40 Fairyhouse

17.40 Fairyhouse

Good To Yielding

beautybasket.ie Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £12394.96
  • 3m 0f 150y
  • 15 runners
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beautybasket.ie Handicap Chase

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

(Won)

  • Win: £26.70
  • Place: £6.50

Form: 2-0P46 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Formerly a very useful hurdler (third in the 2019 Martin Pipe); gained his sole win over fences in a four-runner Wexford event last March; let down by his jumping on his first two handicaps starts this season; again far from foot-perfect in a conditions race here in February; dropped in class now after Leinster National sixth.
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4

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Punchestown

Defi Bleu

11st 5lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

1st

2

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Defi Bleu

11st 11lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gordon Elliott

Formerly a very useful hurdler (third in the 2019 Martin Pipe); gained his sole win over fences in a four-runner Wexford event last March; let down by his jumping on his first two handicaps starts this season; again far from foot-perfect in a conditions race here in February; dropped in class now after Leinster National sixth.

6th

10

13th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 126y

16:40 Naas

Defi Bleu

10st 1lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Formerly a very useful hurdler (third in the 2019 Martin Pipe); gained his sole win over fences in a four-runner Wexford event last March; let down by his jumping in two runs in valuable handicaps this season; again far from foot-perfect in a conditions race last time.

12/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 8-6523

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Handicap chase winner at Navan last season, best effort since when going down a neck to Irish Grand National hopeful Fakir D'Alene at Thurles in January; another solid display when third at Leopardstown last time, both those races over an extended 2m5f
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1st

10

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Punchestown

Donkey Years

10st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E McNamara

2nd

8

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Donkey Years

11st 5lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E McNamara

Handicap chase winner at Navan last season, best effort since when going down a neck to Irish Grand National hopeful Fakir D'Alene at Thurles in January; another solid display when third at Leopardstown last time, both those races over an extended 2m5f

3rd

14

6th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:50 Leopardstown

Donkey Years

10st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E McNamara

Handicap chase winner at Navan last season, best effort since when going down a neck to Fakir D'Alene at Thurles in January; up 2lb but should be capable of getting into the shake-up.

8/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 4/7430

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Veteran returned this winter from a long absence; still a maiden over fences but not a forlorn hope; fair form in races at Limerick and Punchestown before finding the competition too hot in the Kim Muir; cheekpieces on for the first time.
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5

5th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

16:01 Perth

Glenloe

10st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

badly hampered and unseated rider 1st

4/1

9

16th May 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

19:30 Killarney

Glenloe

10st 11lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

10/1

Form: 20-PP7

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Runner-up three times over fences last term and ran in Irish Grand National won by stablemate Freewheelin Dylan; reportedly struck into when pulled-up on reappearance at Cheltenham; again pulled-up after making a bad mistake at the sixth at Leopardstown; no encouragement from run here in February.
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1st

6

14th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 67y

17:25 Roscommon

Opposites Attract

11st 10lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

jumped left on occasions, led narrowly or disputed lead early, slight lead before 6th, jumped left 9th, jumped slightly left 10th, clear before 11th, pushed along briefly 3 out, ridden out after last, comfortably

10/1

4th

1

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Opposites Attract

11st 12lb

J: Danny Hand

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Runner-up three times over fences last term and ran in Irish Grand National won by stablemate Freewheelin Dylan; reportedly struck into when pulled-up on reappearance at Cheltenham; again pulled-up after making a bad mistake at the sixth at Leopardstown; no encouragement from run here in February.

7th

9

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 165y

13:45 Fairyhouse

Opposites Attract

10st 13lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Runner-up three times over fences last term and ran in the Irish Grand National won by stablemate Freewheelin Dylan; reportedly struck into when pulled up on reappearance at Cheltenham; may need confidence boosted now, after Leopardstown run when pulled-up after making a bad mistake at the sixth.

16/1

Form: 06573U D

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
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6th

6

2nd May 2022

Good

3m 2f 50y

16:20 Down Royal

Thunderosa

11st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Point winner who underlined his preference for staying distances with three wins over 3m as a handicap hurdler in the first half of last year; yet to score over fences; good Navan run three starts ago, needs to find that level of form again.

9/1

5th

13

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Thunderosa

10st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

15

20th Mar 2022

Good

3m 4f 120y

15:45 Downpatrick

Thunderosa

10st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Point winner who underlined his preference for staying distances with three wins over 3m as a handicap hurdler in the first half of last year; disappointing in his first handicap chase at Down Royal; much better when third at Navan, when only just behind Conquredalofeurope.

7/1

Form: 9P6500 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Gained the most recent of his five wins in the Dan & Joan Moore Memorial over 2m1f here early last year; has been mixing hurldling/chasing this season; little apparent chance having been tailed off at Leopardstown last time.
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4th

13

31st May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:35 Ballinrobe

Charlie Stout

10st 3lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Shane Nolan

midfield early, not fluent 3rd, towards rear when nudged along after 8th, headway when pushed along 4 out, keeping on when ridden after 3 out, ran on and went fourth after last, not reach leaders

20/1

4th

3

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

20:00 Ballinrobe

Charlie Stout

11st 5lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Shane Nolan

6th

5

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Charlie Stout

11st 8lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Shane Nolan

Gained the most recent of his five wins in the Dan & Joan Moore Memorial over 2m1f here early last year; has been mixing hurldling/chasing this season; little apparent chance having been tailed off at Leopardstown last time.

Form: 032216

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
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11th

18

27th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 180y

15:40 Punchestown

Krabat

11st 3lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Michael J McDonagh

7th

11

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Krabat

10st 12lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: Michael J McDonagh

6th

9

27th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 90y

14:30 Naas

Krabat

10st 4lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: Michael J McDonagh

Likeable sort not winning out of turn, easily in Clonmel maiden lately; that not a strong race but he won easily and form of previous course third is strong; remains a player.

5/1

Form: 064425

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
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8th

10

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Joshua Webb

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

5th

9

20th Mar 2022

Good

3m 4f 120y

15:45 Downpatrick

Joshua Webb

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Navan bumper winner in 2019 and won a maiden hurdle there the following year; has had five races over fences; respectable form last time in a Gowran beginners' event; lacks handicap experience.

8/1

2nd

3

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:20 Gowran Park

Joshua Webb

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel Meade

Navan bumper winner in 2019 won a maiden hurdle there the following year; not disgraced in his four chase starts this season and has been given a mark of 120; cheekpieces are applied today and he should be competitive.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3U1U3P D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Won over 3m at Down Royal in January; unseated early when only 6-1 for the 4m1f Eider next time; stayed on well for third at Navan in March; pulled-up before four out in the Scottish National.
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3

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

History Of Fashion

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: P A Fahy

Won over 3m at Down Royal in January; unseated early when only 6-1 for the 4m1f Eider next time; stayed on well for third at Navan in March; pulled-up before four out in the Scottish National.

18

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

History Of Fashion

10st 9lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: P A Fahy

Won at Down Royal (3m, yielding) in January and unseated early when only 6-1 for the 4m1f Eider next time; stayed on well for third at Navan (3m, soft) three weeks ago and this unexposed Irish raider could relish today's extreme test of stamina; trainer also runs Stormy Judge.

12/1

3rd

3

12th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:35 Navan

History Of Fashion

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: P A Fahy

Won maiden point in November 2020; mixed form before making a winning handicap chase debut over this trip at Down Royal in January; jumping problems resurfaced in the Eider Chase at Newcastle, unseating his rider at the sixth; 6-1 second-favourite then, so chance has to be taken seriously.

6/1

Form: 033132 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
Had been running well in staying handicap hurdles before producing a fine effort when chasing home fellow Irish raider Screaming Colours (runs in the Irish Grand National) in the Midlands National at Uttoxeter.
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4

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Young Dev

11st 9lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Had been running well in staying handicap hurdles before producing a fine effort when chasing home fellow Irish raider Screaming Colours (runs in the Irish Grand National) in the Midlands National at Uttoxeter.

2nd

15

19th Mar 2022

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:35 Uttoxeter

Young Dev

10st 0lb

J: M M McDonagh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Has been running well in staying handicap hurdles and he's a 3m chase winner on heavy ground; stamina not copperbottomed over this far but wouldn't be without hope if seeing it out; 4lb out of the weights.

20/1

3rd

3

23rd Feb 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 100y

14:40 Punchestown

Young Dev

11st 3lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Second runner for these connections; was third behind Wall Of Fame at Fairyhouse last month before notching a third hurdle win over a furlong shorter here 10 days ago; 5lb higher now but revels in this ground and shortlisted.

5/1

Form: 41122B D

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
In good form in the first half of the season; recorded back-to-back victories at Ballinrobe and Gowran after being fitted with cheekpieces and was a shade unlucky not to make it three in a row when beaten only a head at Galway; outstayed by Smoking Gun over 3m5f in the Porterstown Chase; brought down at fourth in the 3m4f National Trial at Punchestown.
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8

31st May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:35 Ballinrobe

The Dabbler

10st 8lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

towards rear, headway when not fluent and pushed along 4 out, midfield when fell 3 out

12/1

2nd

12

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 7f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

The Dabbler

10st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Liam P Cusack

In good form in the first half of the season, back-to-back victories at Ballinrobe and Gowran before narrow Galway defeat and decent second in 3m5f Fairyhouse handicap; pulled up however at latter venue on latest after never really counting; trip/ground no problem but recent run raises doubts; can't rule out though.

10/1

6

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

The Dabbler

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Liam P Cusack

In good form in the first half of the season; recorded back-to-back victories at Ballinrobe and Gowran after being fitted with cheekpieces and was a shade unlucky not to make it three in a row when beaten only a head at Galway; outstayed by Smoking Gun over 3m5f in the Porterstown Chase; brought down at fourth in the 3m4f National Trial at Punchestown.

Form: 6380U5 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
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11

16th May 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

19:30 Killarney

Torygraph

10st 8lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gordon Elliott

33/1

9

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Torygraph

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

5th

4

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 120y

15:26 Limerick

Torygraph

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

136-rated hurdler hasn't quite hit the heights expected of him over fences, rated 7lb lower in this sphere; blinkers replace cheekpieces; best form on more testing ground than he'll encounter here and others preferred.

15/2

Form: 687472 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
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12

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Agent Boru

10st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

2nd

12

20th Mar 2022

Good

3m 4f 120y

15:45 Downpatrick

Agent Boru

10st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Belatedly opened chase account in 2m7f Mayo National at Ballinrobe last May; appears held by Conquredalofeurope and Thunderosa on Navan running last time has not managed to replicate that form; 1-19 record over fences is a negative.

12/1

7th

3

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Navan

Agent Boru

11st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Belatedly opened chase account in 2m7f Mayo National at Ballinrobe last May; has not managed to replicate that form, though put in one of his better efforts at Down Royal last time; 1-18 record over fences is a negative.

14/1

Form: 122162 BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Useful novice handicap chaser this season; twice second after Limerick win in October; showed his versatility by winning a 2m hurdle at Limerick in December; made a couple of mistakes when second in a novice chase at Down Royal a month ago.
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14

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Big Debates

10st 9lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Useful novice handicap chaser this season; twice second after Limerick win in October; showed his versatility by winning a 2m hurdle at Limerick in December; made a couple of mistakes when second in a novice chase at Down Royal a month ago.

2nd

5

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 140y

15:55 Down Royal

Big Debates

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Three-time winner and showed his versatility by winning dropped back to 2m at Limerick over hurdles in December; respectable effort in a competitive Gowran handicap hurdle last month; big chance here returning to fences.

9/4

6th

5

19th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 40y

14:55 Gowran Park

Big Debates

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

In the form of his life over the past 12 months; gained a first win over fences at Limerick in October and two good runs in defeat in that sphere since; made a winning return to hurdles in a novice at Limerick last time but more required to defy this mark; won't mind the step back up in trip.

13/2

Form: 445424 C

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 7lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Veteran was back to his best when runner-up over 2m5f here in February; not as good over 3m at Navan on latest; has run several of his best races here, his trainer's local track.
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15

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 150y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Nobody Home

10st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Edward Cawley

Veteran was back to his best when runner-up over 2m5f here in February; not as good over 3m at Navan on latest; has run several of his best races here, his trainer's local track.

4th

6

5th Mar 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:32 Navan

Nobody Home

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Back to his best chase form when runner-up at Fairyhouse last month; stays 3m but perhaps not quite as good over this trip and he's 2lb higher here; versatile with regards to ground.

3/1

2nd

14

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:15 Fairyhouse

Nobody Home

10st 11lb

J: Chris Timmons

T: Edward Cawley

Five time winner over hurdles and fences; consistent this season without being at his best, including when a remote fourth behind John Adams and Exit To The West at Punchestown last month; cheekpieces tried here but others look more likely.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €1672.00
Straight Forecast €908.10
Tricast €8875.00
Trifecta €28029.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Young Dev

The Irish Sun:

Joshua Webb

SPOTLIGHT:

The Dabbler

POSTDATA:

Thunderosa

TOPSPEED:

Young Dev