May 15 / 16.00 Killarney

16.00 Killarney Good

Gerard O’Sullivan Memorial Novice Chase

  • Prize money: £6445.38
  • 2m 7f 0y
  • 6 runners
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Gerard O’Sullivan Memorial Novice Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.90
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 4U717-

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 144

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

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.

1st

5

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

14:20 Thurles

Max Flamingo

11st 12lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Francis Casey

Twice successful over hurdles in the closing months of last year; solid form in two beginners' chases and in Grade 1 event at Leopardstown before unseating at the ninth in the Leopardstown Chase last month; showed a marked tendency to jump to the right in another handicap at the same venue 13 days ago.

15/8

11/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 0/501-

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Showed a good attitude when outbattling the vastly-experienced Bacardys at Kilbeggan on only his second chase start; entitled to improve for that first outing of the year and respected but stiff task at the weights.
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2nd

1

15th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

16:00 Killarney

Baptism Of Fire

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Showed a good attitude when outbattling the vastly-experienced Bacardys at Kilbeggan on only his second chase start; entitled to improve for that first outing of the year and respected but stiff task at the weights.

11/2

1st

2

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 0y

19:30 Kilbeggan

Baptism Of Fire

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

18th

15

28th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Baptism Of Fire

10st 9lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Henry De Bromhead

Failed to build on last season's maiden hurdle win when raised in class; made little impact in two handicap runs in the spring; should be sharper for a recent run over fences.

25/1

Form: F4134-

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Showed promise in a light campaign over hurdles last term and off the mark on third chase start at Wexford (extended 3m1f, heavy); held in a Grade 3 next time but handled better ground when solid running-on fourth in Punchestown festival handicap last time; stepping back up in trip will help him.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3rd

2

15th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

16:00 Killarney

Egality Mans

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Showed promise in a light campaign over hurdles last term and off the mark on third chase start at Wexford (extended 3m1f, heavy); held in a Grade 3 next time but handled better ground when solid running-on fourth in Punchestown festival handicap last time; stepping back up in trip will help him.

13/8

4th

10

27th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 50y

19:05 Punchestown

Egality Mans

10st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

3rd

2

27th Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 120y

15:26 Limerick

Egality Mans

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Not short of ability but has seemingly taken a bit of time to learn his trade, opening his account at third attempt over fences in winnable 3m1.5f Wexford beginners' chase three weeks ago; in deeper waters now but largely unexposed and could still have more to come; obvious chance for top team.

11/8

Form: 61/5-

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a point-to-point in Britain and Fairyhouse maiden hurdle last year; first run for over a year when respectable 23l fifth to stablemate Grand Paradis in a beginners' chase at Cork last month; should come on from that but up against it in this company.
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4th

6

15th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

16:00 Killarney

Old Town Garde

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a point-to-point in Britain and Fairyhouse maiden hurdle last year; first run for over a year when respectable 23l fifth to stablemate Grand Paradis in a beginners' chase at Cork last month; should come on from that but up against it in this company.

10/1

5th

8

17th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Cork

Old Town Garde

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Point-to-point winner in Britain who got off the mark at second time of asking over hurdles in ordinary enough 2m4f Fairyhouse maiden in March 2021; interesting to see how he fares over fences now following 13 months absence, although yard have a strong contender in Grand Paradis.

7/1

Form: 4/30P- C

Last run: 150 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Formerly useful hurdler but modest enough form over fences and big outsider here on his first start since being pulled up at Naas in December.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

5

15th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

16:00 Killarney

Magnium

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Canavan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Formerly useful hurdler but modest enough form over fences and big outsider here on his first start since being pulled up at Naas in December.

25/1

13th

8

25th Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:05 Wexford

Magnium

12st 0lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Has had several trainers, showing decent level of form for Jessica Harrington as a novice hurdler; beaten a fair way in 3 attempts chasing, latest when reportedly coughing at Killarney; tricky sort can only be watched for now.

20/1

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Non-runners

Grand Paradis

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €44.00
Straight Forecast €50.60
Trifecta €71.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Max Flamingo

SPOTLIGHT:

Egality Mans

TOPSPEED:

Max Flamingo

POSTDATA:

Max Flamingo

The Irish Sun:

Egality Mans