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18.05 Ballinrobe

Good

McHale Tiger Roll Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £5453.78
  • 2m 1f 0y
  • 10 runners
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McHale Tiger Roll Beginners Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.70
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 5/185- C

Last run: 206 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Grade Three winning hurdler and ran a sound race when eighth in the Galway hurdle last year and signed off with a 50% strike rate over the minor obstacles; quite a bit classier than the majority of these in that sphere, and with his handler likely to have him schooled to the minute, he holds a favourites chance on paper.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

3

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 2f 54y

14:45 Galway

Sole Pretender

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Norman Lee

led, soon clear, much reduced lead before 2 out, ridden and headed home turn, soon weakened, burst blood vessel

3/1

2nd

2

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

18:10 Tipperary

Sole Pretender

11st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Norman Lee

pressed leader, soon led but pestered, pushed along home turn, headed 2 out, soon ridden but outpaced, switched right approaching last, no extra run-in

7/2

1st

1

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 50y

16:50 Roscommon

Sole Pretender

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Norman Lee

led narrowly, jumped slightly right 1st, joined when not fluent 3 out, soon pushed along, ridden when led again after 2 out, jumped right last, pushed out, workmanlike

1/4

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15/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 0/415- D

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair to say he failed to scale the heights over hurdles it once looked possible, but has a touch of quality about him and his latest efforts were pretty smart; will come on from Fairyhouse run and a good round of jumping here on what is his first start over the larger obstacles, should see him take stopping; major player.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

31st May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Eskylane

11st 12lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, went second before 3 out, made challenge when pushed along after 3 out, soon ridden, kept on but no chance with winner after 2 out, steadied last, no match for winner

15/8

1

26th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 100y

16:50 Punchestown

Eskylane

11st 12lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

5th

1

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Eskylane

11st 12lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

4/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 31/4-2

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Made a bright start over fences when fourth of 18-runners at Naas in November; proved he trained on nicely when hitting the crossbar on recent reappearance in a Wexford novice; should be a good deal sharper from the run and is open to anhy amount of improvement; ticks a lot of the right boxes.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

19:15 Wexford

Genois

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

in touch with leaders, headway and tracked leaders 6th, pressed leaders after 3 out, pushed along and briefly went second before 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

3/1

3rd

3

31st May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Genois

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

jumped left on occasions, briefly led when hung left early, soon prominent, mistake 5 out, lost second when not fluent 3 out, no impression and held when mistake 2 out, steadied when not fluent last, no match for first two

4/1

2nd

4

14th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Wexford

Genois

11st 6lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

Came good at third time of asking in maiden hurdles when scoring over 2m at Navan early in 2021 (soft); returned later in year when fourth in good-class 2m3f Naas beginners' chase, seemingly failing to get home under a positive ride; back from 6 months' absence for a second crack at chasing and runs well fresh; interesting.

11/4

Form: P43P0- D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
2-11 hurdler with the pick of his two victories coming off a mark of 119; rated far inferior to the likes of Sole Pretender in that shpere, and will need to take kindly to his game to bridge the gap.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

5th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:25 Wexford

Wouldn’t You Agree

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Eoin Griffin

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield 5 out, no impression when fell 3 out

13/2

Form: 12P0-6

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Grade 3 mares hurdle runner-up but never going the pace on her recent debut over fences (reported to be post race normal); needs to boucne back from that, but potential to be just a blip on her profile, although this is an even hotter affair.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

20th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Mi Lighthouse

10st 13lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

tracked leader, lost second 4th, slightly hampered 6th, not fluent 3 out, switched right before 2 out, led 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden and edged left run-in, just held on

7/4

1st

5

4th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 100y

15:00 Tramore

Mi Lighthouse

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

towards rear, headway 3 out, led going easily 2 out, nudged along and clear approaching last, easily

4/1

5th

10

31st May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Mi Lighthouse

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

held up in behind leaders, pushed along when no impression after 3 out, lost fourth and weakened approaching last, jumped right and not fluent last

8/1

Form: 8P00-0

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Listowel maiden hurdle winner last year; wheels came loose in the interim, but clearly has ability, although tailed off on his debut over fences here lately and has plenty to prove now.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 160y

14:00 Galway

Pythion

11st 11lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Michael Winters

Capitalised on his reduced chase mark when winning at Tramore earlier this month; all his best form is on good ground and rain wouldn't be in his favour; not obviously well treated back in this sphere either.

18/1

1st

6

3rd Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Tramore

Pythion

11st 1lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Winters

led, headed before 2nd, went second 4 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, ridden clear run-in

10/1

Form: 45/11- C

Last run: 307 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Former bumper winner here and was right back on song when winning a Kilbeggan novice hurdle and a competitive Galway festival handicap hurdle when last seen out 307-days ago; interesting here on debut over fences and should serve it up to them if his fitness holds up; feared.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

7

31st May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Shanwalla

11st 12lb

J: J B Kane

T: Paul John Gilligan

always towards rear, didn't jump with fluency, no impression and tailed off after 6th

13/2

Form: 000-

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Huge price all three starts so far and has run accordingly; of very little interest.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

31st May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Kaytana

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Michael J McDonagh

always towards rear, didn't jump with fluency, mistake and jockey lost irons briefly 2nd, pushed along and no impression after 6th, soon weakened and tailed off

150/1

Form: P00-0

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Highly disappointing maiden hurdle form; point experience will not be lost on him but will need to have turned the corner.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

7

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

First Earl

11st 7lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Michael Winters

prominent, going okay but lost position before 3rd, towards rear when not fluent 8th, shaken up before 12th, ridden and struggling before 3 out

14/1

6th

5

19th Jul 2022

Good

2m 5f 122y

19:30 Ballinrobe

First Earl

11st 5lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Michael Winters

prominent, ridden after 2 out, weakened approaching last

25/1

7th

2

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:20 Clonmel

First Earl

11st 12lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: Michael Winters

didn't jump well, towards rear, not fluent 3rd, not fluent and reminder 4th, bad mistake 6th, minor headway after 3 out, soon no extra

100/1

Form: /30P-5 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Winning hurdler has struggled to make a serious mark over fences, and as the veteran of the field here, highly vulnerable against some more unexposed and up and coming sorts.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

31st May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Magnium

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Canavan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

midfield, not fluent 4th, pushed along and lost touch when weakened before 5 out, ridden and no impression after 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

50/1

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

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Payout
Exacta €75.00
Straight Forecast €66.80
Trifecta €214.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Genois

The Irish Sun:

Sole Pretender

SPOTLIGHT:

Eskylane