May 02 / 15.45 Down Royal

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

OR:

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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1st

2

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:45 Down Royal

Gallyhill

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

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.

5/2

2nd

2

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Gallyhill

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

2/1

5

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

13:15 Newbury

Gallyhill

10st 3lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Bought for £450,000 after winning his only Irish point; five starts under rules along with two wind operations, the latest following his fall in November when weakening markedly on chase debut; brought down at the first when next seen two months later; fingers crossed for him this time and he's unexposed, but also 7lb out of the handicap.

20/1

50/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 0/

Last run: 413 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

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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9th

5

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 60y

17:25 Roscommon

Sholsang

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: D M Christie

never better than mid-division, pushed along and detached from 4 out, no impression when not fluent 2 out

25/1

4th

9

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

19:15 Wexford

Sholsang

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: D M Christie

towards rear, headway 4 out, chased leaders towards near side 2 out, went third approaching last, switched left and ran on run-in, no match for first two

20/1

4th

2

15th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:30 Wexford

Sholsang

11st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: D M Christie

in rear early, not fluent 3rd, in touch with leaders when pushed along briefly after 7th, nudged along after 4 out, ridden after 3 out, briefly went third but no extra after 2 out, lost third approaching last, not fluent and weakened last

4/1

6/4

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 3F2P5-

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

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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8th

10

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 111y

14:10 Galway

Western Run

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, headway 4 out, pushed along after 3 out, weakened from 2 out

6/1

8th

5

26th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 2

15:55 Cartmel

Western Run

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders, not fluent 10th, pushed along after 4 out, weakened home turn

11/2

2nd

5

24th Jun 2022

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 3

15:05 Cartmel

Western Run

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent, hit 12th, went third after last, soon pushed along, ridden run-in, every chance final 110yds, kept on

13/8

OUR TIP

Form: /4326-

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

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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6th

9

17th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

17:16 Tipperary

Pat’s Pick

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

towards rear of midfield, midfield 5 out, ridden and weakened from 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

20/1

5th

5

30th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Pat’s Pick

10st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: S R B Crawford

in touch with leaders, headway before 5 out, ridden and lost ground quickly after 4 out, dropped to last 3 out, soon well held

25/1

9

27th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 160y

19:10 Limerick

Pat’s Pick

11st 12lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: S R B Crawford

Bumper winner in 2018; left all previous form behind when beaten 10l on chase debut at Down Royal earlier this month; room for improvement in the jumping department and return to longer trip may help.

9/2

Form: 816P8- D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

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

OR:

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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7th

8

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:45 Down Royal

Reddys Island

11st 5lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Liam Lennon

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

66/1

9th

10

6th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Wexford

Reddys Island

11st 7lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Liam Lennon

Point winner but soundly beaten over hurdles for Gordon Elliott and on her stable debut over fences last month; hard to fancy.

100/1

7th

11

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

12:45 Fairyhouse

Reddys Island

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Liam Lennon

Point winner for Colin Bowe at Oldcastle last September; has looked limited in three maiden hurdle outings for Gordon Elliott; may do better over fences for Liam Lennon; the form of his point win was boosted when the runner-up Tintern Abbey won a Ludlow bumper on debut for Alastair Ralph.

50/1

Form: F/657- C

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

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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3rd

1

30th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

15:10 Perth

Curious Times

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: S R B Crawford

raced freely, led, not fluent 3rd, joined home turn, headed before 2 out, ridden approaching last, rallied final 110yds, went third towards finish

10/1

8

3rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:10 Down Royal

Curious Times

11st 4lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: S R B Crawford

prominent, midfield after 5th, niggled along briefly after 6th, headway after 7th, going okay when led before 2 out, shaken up and went clear approaching last, pushed along and went further clear run-in, readily

10/1

8th

1

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:45 Down Royal

Curious Times

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: S R B Crawford

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.

12/1

Form: 241P5/ D

Last run: 368 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR:

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