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Club Mixers Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7189.08
  • 3m 2f 50y
  • 11 runners
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Club Mixers Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.30
  • Place: £3.90

Form: 4018P-

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Veteran won twice last year, a 3m handicap hurdle at Clonmel and a 2m4f handicap chase at Sligo; jumping let him down at Leopardstown in March on first start this year; suited by good ground.

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

10th

10

29th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Diggin Deep

10st 9lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

5/1

1st

12

2nd May 2022

Good

3m 2f 50y

16:20 Down Royal

Diggin Deep

10st 10lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

Veteran won twice last year, a 3m handicap hurdle at Clonmel and a 2m4f handicap chase at Sligo; jumping let him down at Leopardstown in March on first start this year; suited by good ground.

12/1

2

7th Mar 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:50 Leopardstown

Diggin Deep

12st 3lb

J: Mr A P Fahey

T: P G Fahey

Five-time winner now a 12yo so could need his first run back after 146-day break, but should enjoy these conditions and only 4lb higher than last win two starts ago.

16/1

16/1

  • Place: £5.10

Form: 1P870-

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Developed into a consistent sort last summer; won 2m4f handicap chase at Killarney in August off a mark off 3lb lower than current mark; four poor runs since then, including in Tramore event in which Pat Coyne was second.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Mister Bells

11st 10lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Decent efforts at Catterick on last three starts, winning over 3m1f there in January (soft); now 6lb higher but not out of it.

7/2

3rd

6

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Catterick

Mister Bells

11st 1lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Back to form with a bang when winning a veterans' chase by an eased-down 12l over C&D (soft) a month ago and a 7lb rise could have been worse; strong claims.

7/4

1st

7

24th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

12:50 Catterick

Mister Bells

10st 8lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

4lb higher when winning at Market Rasen (2m5f, soft) last March but below that level this season, with his latest third here remote; others preferred.

10/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 12600-

Last run: 184 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Lost form after a win and a second at Downpatrick early last season; returns from a break with a fair amount to prove having finished towards the rear at this venue in October.

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

10

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Ask Cory

10st 10lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Kayley Woollacott

Dual chase winner (2m7f, good/soft) when trained in Ireland; signed off for Henry de Bromhead with two respectable runs in May but he's finished tailed off in both runs for current yard; has some questions to answer and he goes into unknown territory at this trip.

25/1

9th

16

21st Oct 2022

Good To Firm

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Cheltenham

Ask Cory

11st 0lb

J: Mr Joshua Newman

T: Kayley Woollacott

midfield, hampered 1st, dropped to rear 14th, soon well behind, tailed off

33/1

6th

8

24th Jul 2022

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 2

15:05 Uttoxeter

Ask Cory

10st 2lb

J: Mr Joshua Newman

T: Kayley Woollacott

in touch with leaders, nearly lost jockey 1st, dropped to rear 5th, became detached 14th, ridden after 15th, weakened gradually from 3 out

14/1

Form: 22122-

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Highly dependable in first half of last season; deserved his Tramore beginners' victory after a sequence of handicap placings; signed off with Downpatrick second; picked up where he left off with Tramore second last month. should be sharper now, and can confirm form with Siberian Star.

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

4th

11

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 80y

15:50 Tramore

Pat Coyne

11st 2lb

J: Paul Townend

T: John Queally

midfield

12/1

5th

2

12th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 73y

15:45 Tramore

Pat Coyne

11st 11lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: John Queally

Likes it here and C&D winner off 97 in April; held over hurdles since and probably needs to come down the ratings, albeit he's a stone lower than chase mark.

16/1

Form: P704P- D

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdles winner, rated 116 in that sphere, 8lb lower over fences; never travelling at Fairyhouse last time; previous Thurles run was quite encouraging; trainer also runs Siberian Star.

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0

4

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Wexford

Oscer Romero

11st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: P J Rothwell

Three wins over hurdles at Ballinrobe in 2021; won over 2m4f here in March on heavy and placed over 3m1f (good) at Limerick last time; one of hurdles wins was over 3m1f as well so this trip looks too sharp.

6/1

3rd

5

25th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 110y

20:30 Limerick

Oscer Romero

11st 6lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Wexford handicap winner on heavy ground was held off this mark at Kilbeggan last time and needs more; handles this ground too.

10/1

6th

2

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 100y

18:40 Kilbeggan

Oscer Romero

11st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

prominent, soon raced in second

6/1

Form: 573U5-

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

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.

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Verdict Starting price

6

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:15 Exeter

Thunderosa

11st 12lb

J: Miss Abigail Voyce

T: Mickey Bowen

Triple 3m hurdle winner in Ireland who had some fair chase form in home country last season but he hasn't settled down in Britain as yet and was beaten a long way in a recent point.

50/1

7

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:45 Catterick

Thunderosa

11st 3lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

raced lazily, midfield, slow jump and ridden 12th

50/1

5th

8

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 5f 214y

Class 3

14:50 Catterick

Thunderosa

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Even from 2lb out of the handicap he's well treated on Irish form as recent as last February but was well beaten on his final two runs for Dermot McLoughlin and it's been the same story on his three outings for this yard.

33/1

Form: 4PP/4-

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Winner of the Ulster National in 2019, second in 2020; pulled-up last year; nursed back to form in points; scored at Belharbour before second to prolific winner On The Sod at Farmaclaffley; got tired in closing stages when fourth in Ulster National.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

7

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Amaulino

11st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: R K Watson

Veteran has won up to 3m4f over fences; however, has lost his form badly in last few years and others preferred.

40/1

Form: /2PFP-

Last run: 87 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler; out of form over fences in the latter part of his time with Philip Hobbs; hard to be confident about his prospects on Irish debut.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

19th May 2022

Good

3m 3f 123y

Class 4

15:40 Market Rasen

Gosheven

12st 2lb

J: A P Heskin

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Became disappointing for Philip Hobbs during the winter but this month's stable debut at Down Royal (3m2f, good) was a fair bit more encouraging than eventual 44l defeat might suggests, albeit he was well held when badly hampered at final fence; remains on a good mark; tongue-tie refitted today.

12/1

8th

5

2nd May 2022

Good

3m 2f 50y

16:20 Down Royal

Gosheven

11st 6lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Winning hurdler; out of form over fences in the latter part of his time with Philip Hobbs; hard to be confident about his prospects on Irish debut.

20/1

9

4th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 3

14:25 Chepstow

Gosheven

10st 10lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Winning hurdler; made satisfactory start to chasing career when second of three at Exeter (3m, good) in November but has failed to complete twice since and comes here with a point to prove.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 64546-

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Twice successful over hurdles; soundly beaten at Fairyhouse in his first handicap chase; first-time blinkers now, instead of cheekpieces tried last time; possibly capable of much better.

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

5th

4

29th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Bay Ambition

10st 9lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual hurdle winner is a maiden over fences after 12 starts; has run well on some of her recent outings but was poor at Kilbeggan last time and has to bounce back.

7/1

7th

1

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 100y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Bay Ambition

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

led, headed 3 out

11/2

1

6th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 169y

17:10 Clonmel

Bay Ambition

12st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual hurdle winner is rated 120 in that sphere; yet to score in 10 starts over fences but has run well a number of times, including over 2m4f here last time; this trip will suit better and should be a player.

7/4

Form: 0268P-

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Ran well in first-time blinkers at Punchestown on New Year's Eve when second to the subsequent Irish Grand National winner Lord Lariat; disappointing in three starts since then, including Tramore event in which Pat Coyne was second.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

1

27th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 110y

20:10 Limerick

Ragnar Lodbrok

12st 3lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gordon Elliott

0-8 over fences; promising return when runner-up in a Punchestown handicap in December but either tailed off or failed to complete in four subsequent outings; some rain might help.

16/1

12

16th May 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

19:30 Killarney

Ragnar Lodbrok

10st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

25/1

Form: 3F90P-

Last run: 99 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Kilbeggan beginners' winner over 2m4f in October 2020, beating the subsequent Irish Grand National third Enjoy D'Allen; failed to retrieve his best form during 2021; looked reluctant at Thurles in January; best watched until showing signs of revival.

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

8th

9

19th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 90y

18:55 Tipperary

Soldier At War

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

4

2nd May 2022

Good

3m 2f 50y

16:20 Down Royal

Soldier At War

11st 9lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Kilbeggan beginners' winner over 2m4f in October 2020, beating the subsequent Irish Grand National third Enjoy D'Allen; failed to retrieve his best form during 2021; looked reluctant at Thurles in January; best watched until showing signs of revival.

16/1

3

23rd Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 144y

15:45 Thurles

Soldier At War

11st 2lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Made a promising start to life over fences last season and won a beginners' at Kilbeggan but has struggled on all four runs this term and he has enough to prove from this sort of mark at present.

14/1

Form: 21356-

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Consistent during the winter, form highlighted by 2m5f Leopardstown win; also ran well over hurdles at the same venue; not one of his better efforts at Tramore on latest, and held by Pat Coyne on that basis.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

14

11th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:50 Cork

Siberian Star

10st 10lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

held up in rear, headway from 2 out, kept on run-in, never near to challenge

20/1

19th

11

29th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 150y

15:25 Punchestown

Siberian Star

11st 9lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

Is only 1-25 over hurdles; was just denied at Tramore but below that form at Navan since off this mark; has to bounce back.

18/1

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Payout
Exacta €2144.00
Straight Forecast €2330.70
Tricast €26384.20
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Pat Coyne

TOPSPEED:

Mister Bells

POSTDATA:

Oscer Romero

The Irish Sun:

Soldier At War

RP Ratings (IRE):

Pat Coyne