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15:45 Down Royal

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Cidona Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £5453.78
  • 2m 3f 150y
  • 9 runners
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Cidona Beginners Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.20
  • Place: £1.50

Form: /FBP2- BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Went to Nicky Henderson's for big money after winning a point-to-point and started well over hurdles in Britain (rated 136); afflicted by breathing difficulties afterwards (two wind ops) and failed to complete in three starts over fences; tongue-tied when taking a step in the right direction for new yard in finishing second in albeit modest 2m Clonmel beginners' chase recently, looking as though he wants further; one to consider.

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4

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

16:35 Leicester

Gallyhill

12st 4lb

J: Mr Tom Hutsby

T: F A Hutsby

Formerly useful but just one chase win (in 2022) from 11 attempts and he ended his time with Gordon Elliott on a quiet note; well-held last of four finishers in a point for new yard and his BHA mark likely flatters him.

20/1

7th

2

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 20y

19:55 Kilbeggan

Gallyhill

11st 10lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a Down Royal beginners' chase over this trip a year ago; has mostly run well in defeat since but never got involved at Naas last time; has to find more just 1lb lower.

12/1

4

18th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 42y

16:25 Tipperary

Gallyhill

11st 7lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Gordon Elliott

Lots of sound runs in defeat over fences since winning at Down Royal last year; doesn't seem to be improving but has his chance in an open race.

4/1

50/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 0/

Last run: 413 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ran away with uncompetitive Necarne point-to-point last year, form since has been modest; hard to see him making an immediate impact chasing.

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0

8

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Sholsang

11st 7lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Ex-Irish maiden; has bits of form but mostly disappointing and ran no race over fences on his debut for this yard after a long absence.

20/1

0

2

19th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Uttoxeter

Sholsang

11st 10lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Ex-Irish maiden whose close second in a beginners' chase at Down Royal in May of last year (RPR 131) is head and shoulders above his other achievements; tongue-tie added for British/stable debut and needs checking in the betting.

9/2

5

26th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:10 Worcester

Sholsang

11st 7lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

6/4

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 3F2P5-

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Very capable 140-rated hurdler and useful staying Flat handicapper, winning the Cesarewitch Trial at Newmarket and second in Irish Cesarewitch last year; mixed level of form in 4 attempts chasing last year but probably the one to beat on his clear Limerick second (2m4f, good); better for recent comeback run over hurdles.

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3rd

5

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:45 Down Royal

Turnpike Trip

11st 12lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: C Byrnes

Very capable 140-rated hurdler and useful staying Flat handicapper, winning the Cesarewitch Trial at Newmarket and second in Irish Cesarewitch last year; mixed level of form in 4 attempts chasing last year but probably the one to beat on his clear Limerick second (2m4f, good); better for recent comeback run over hurdles.

6/4

5th

7

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Cork

Turnpike Trip

11st 2lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: C Byrnes

8/1

2nd

10

10th Oct 2021

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Turnpike Trip

9st 4lb

J: Sean Davis

T: C Byrnes

Back from a spell chasing with decent second at Down Royal before landing Cesarewitch Trial at Newmarket last month for original trainer; likely much stiffer task here off revised mark and best form has been on a decent surface.

13/2

Form: F3P0F- D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner (rated 125) is 0-9 chasing but narrow Galway defeat (2m6f, good) last summer gives him a leading chance here; this looks an easier opportunity than he has been facing of late so warrants plenty of respect but jumping often lets him down.

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5th

4

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Western Run

11st 11lb

J: Ben Smith

T: R Mike Smith

towards rear but in touch with leaders, hit 7th

25/1

4th

4

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

16:30 Perth

Western Run

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: R Mike Smith

Not the force of old; won two open points in March/April but has fared less well since returning to handicap chases; others stronger.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: /4326-

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bumper winner for Noel Meade but 0-9 hurdling, pick of form when second in 2m6f maiden here; didn't seem to stay 3m when cheekpieces tried last time; second runner for the owner/trainer combination on chasing bow.

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3

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

17:04 Market Rasen

Pats Pick

11st 9lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: L J Morgan

Out of sorts last summer for Stuart Crawford; changed hands for £7,500 in September and pulled up at 66-1 when next seen at Doncaster in March; dropped another 5lb since but has questions to answer.

25/1

2

17th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 115y

Class 4

15:15 Doncaster

Pats Pick

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: L J Morgan

Winless over hurdles/fences and out of sorts for Stuart Crawford when last seen out in the summer; changed hands for £7,500 and not discounted on first run for new yard with Brian Hughes up.

16/1

3

11th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Pats Pick

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: L J Morgan

Yet to add to his bumper success over hurdles/fences and he was well below par in Tipperary novice chase for Stuart Crawford when last seen out in July; has since changed hands for £7500 and he can't be ruled out for his new yard.

25/1

Form: 816P8- D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Three-time winner in handicap hurdles earlier in the season but both attempts chasing have been disappointing and may need handicaps to make his mark in this discipline.

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13th

1

8th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:05 Cork

Dympnas Well

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Paul Nolan

in touch with leaders, midfield when mistake 7th, pushed along and weakened after 4 out, towards rear when ridden and no impression after 3 out

12/1

Form: 67779-

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Point-to-point winner but soundly beaten over hurdles for Gordon Elliott and again on both attempts chasing for current yard; easily passed over.

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4th

9

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

12:15 Fairyhouse

Reddys Island

10st 7lb

J: Miss S A Carter

T: Gordon Elliott

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 4th, briefly disputed lead after 8th, pressed leaders when switched left before 2 out, lost third before last, kept on but no impression run-in

9/2

1st

5

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Reddys Island

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, mistake 2nd, pushed along on inner before straight, ridden and challenging before last, led and ran on when edged left after last, won going away

7/2

3rd

14

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:28 Down Royal

Reddys Island

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Solid staying effort when second to a subsequent winner at Downpatrick last month; needs to improve again but every chance that he has a handicap or two in him.

11/2

Form: F/657- C

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won his maiden hurdle here over 3 years ago; quite lightly raced since without further success, just fair handicap efforts over the winter; back from a break for chasing debut and runs well fresh; ground should suit.

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7th

8

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

16:10 Ayr

Curious Times

10st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: S R B Crawford

Has an all-or-nothing profile, mostly disappointing since winning at Perth (2m4f, good) in September; on the plus side, he should encounter ideal conditions here and can now run off a 3lb lower mark.

10/1

4

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:50 Kelso

Curious Times

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Has dropped below the mark off which he won at Perth last September and this Northern Irish challenger is one to watch in the betting, but his form has been mixed since that win and he tailed off at Ayr last time.

33/1

13th

5

27th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:50 Ayr

Curious Times

11st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: S R B Crawford

Scored at Perth (2m4f, good) in September but lost his way a bit over hurdles afterwards and fell when switched back to chasing for latest run in December; comes here with a bit to prove.

16/1

Form: 241P5/ D

Last run: 368 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Three-timer hurdles winner (rated 130) at around this trip for Tom Gibney on good/soft; absent for a year and market possibly best guide here chasing debut for new yard.

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9th

9

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:45 Down Royal

Rhythm Divine

11st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: John Patrick Ryan

Three-timer hurdles winner (rated 130) at around this trip for Tom Gibney on good/soft; absent for a year and market possibly best guide here chasing debut for new yard.

7/1

6

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

16:05 Cork

Rhythm Divine

11st 6lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: John Patrick Ryan

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €640.00
Straight Forecast €582.90
Trifecta €2971.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Western Run

SPOTLIGHT:

Turnpike Trip

The Irish Sun:

Gallyhill

POSTDATA:

Western Run

RP Ratings (IRE):

Turnpike Trip