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Guinness Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £8428.57
  • 2m 6f 111y
  • 11 runners
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Guinness Beginners Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.80
  • Place: £2.20

Form: /343F-

Last run: 249 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

124-rated hurdler; French import won a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle readily on his Irish debut early last year; failed to build on that and has been absent since falling at the fifth at Navan on his chasing debut last November; Paul Townend on Captain Kangaroo.

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18

5th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 44y

14:40 Leopardstown

Rambranltjac

10st 8lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Galway novice winner; not a bad first handicap effort when sixth in the Troytown; still open to improvement but might just need more of a trip on this ground.

12/1

19

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Rambranltjac

10st 5lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Galway novice winner; not a bad first handicap effort when sixth in the Troytown, only just behind the beaten favourite Frontal Assault; only horse of his age among the 21 declared, open to improvement; first reserve.

29

27th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

15:00 Leopardstown

Rambranltjac

10st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: W P Mullins

First reserve; Galway novice winner kept plugging away when 22l sixth in Troytown on handicap bow and that experience will stand to him.

3/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 07PF-3 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Fair hurdler in his younger days, won off 127 at Navan in 2019 and later finished seventh in the Coral Cup; relatively experienced chaser, with ten runs to his name, including several in good handicap company; has 2 1/2l to find with the less exposed Chinx Of Light on Kilbeggan running.

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4

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

15:45 Uttoxeter

Alfa Mix

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Ben Haslam

prominent, lost ground 4 out

25/1

1

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

16:05 Perth

Alfa Mix

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

0-13 over fences for Gavin Cromwell and made that 0-14 when pulled up on his debut for Ben Haslam; could be happier back over hurdles (2-7) and potentially on a perfectly fair mark.

20/1

1

21st Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 3

16:00 Wetherby

Alfa Mix

11st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Ben Haslam

0-13 over fences for Gavin Cromwell and well beaten in December when last seen, but he's been placed several times and the betting could be informative on his first run for Ben Haslam (remains in same ownership).

12/1

25/1

  • Place: £10.40

Form: 66083/ D

Last run: 558 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won twice in points in 2019, and also scored twice over hurdles for Olly Murphy three seasons ago; seldom at his best during his time with Gavin Cromwell; hard to fancy on the form he has shown in three runs in points this year; new stable now.

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3rd

6

9th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Oscar Academy

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Patrick Martin

prominent, went second 11th, joined leader before 3 out, mistake and lost ground 2 out, ridden and no extra approaching last

9/2

2nd

5

19th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:45 Killarney

Oscar Academy

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Patrick Martin

disputed lead early, prominent after 2nd, midfield but in touch with leaders after 4 out, ridden when headway after 2 out, keeping on when switched right approaching last, went second but no chance with winner towards finish

6/1

3rd

7

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 111y

14:10 Galway

Oscar Academy

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Patrick Martin

in touch with leaders on inner, prominent halfway, pushed along after last, ridden and waiting for room when switched left home turn, ran on well against near rail and went third run-in, no match for first two, finished lame

25/1

Form: 40/8-2 BF

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Former Grade 3 novice hurdle winner, landing 2m4f Navan event in 2020, when his form also included a Grade 2 second over the same course and trip; ran only once last season, let down by his jumping on his chasing debut; produced a reassuring effort when second at Limerick in May; longer trip should suit, could be hard to beat, given an error-free round.

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3rd

11

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

Fakiera

10st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Eoin Griffin

Placed for Gordon Elliott in staying handicaps at Fairyhouse and Punchestown; three runs this term for current yard none too encouraging, pulled up after never counting in Grand National Trial at Punchestown on latest; 3lb wrong here and hard to fancy.

25/1

11

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Fakiera

10st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Eoin Griffin

Placed for Gordon Elliott in staying handicap at Fairyhouse and this venue last season; seasonal debut for his new trainer was well below best; uncompetitive in a beginners' event here last time, now 0-13 over fences

25/1

Form: P-112F C BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won two staying hurdles in May, accounting for the useful The Bosses Oscar at Wexford on the second occasion; made promising chase debut at Kilbeggan, beaten only a head and 2 1/2l in front of the much more experienced Alfa Mix; leading when falling at sixth at Limerick on second attempt; can make amends with a clear round.

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5

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Chinx Of Light

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Dual 3m winner in May 2022; lost his form chasing that summer and, after 13 months off, he's been well held in two 2m4f handicap hurdles this autumn, but he's back up in trip today and needs a market check.

14/1

7th

4

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

14:00 Naas

Chinx Of Light

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

towards rear

25/1

5th

1

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

16:25 Gowran Park

Chinx Of Light

12st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Won back-to-back hurdling last year before hit-and-miss spell novice chasing; clearly risky off so long so hard to assess; handles soft.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 15F0-6

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a 3m maiden hurdle at Listowel last September; has lost his way since then; no encouragement from his first chase start at Kilbeggan, though that performance was too bad to be true.

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6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Captain Kangaroo

10st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Has National honours having won the Cork version in November (3m4f, soft/heavy); it's been a sorry state of affairs since then with four non-completions and, while his trainer can work wonders, he's not overly appealing with that background.

20/1

7

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 4f 40y

14:10 Punchestown

Captain Kangaroo

10st 9lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

Beat Defi Bleu in the Munster National, now 10lb higher; let down by his jumping over the National fences in the Becher and in the Paddy Power; reportedly made a noise when pulled up in the Thyestes; not a betting proposition against that background.

16/1

15

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Captain Kangaroo

10st 7lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

Beat Defi Bleu in the Munster National, now 10lb higher; let down by his jumping in two subsequent starts, over the National fences in the Becher and in the Paddy Power.

20/1

Form: 5-7653

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Has been running respectably at a modest level in handicaps; 81-rated mare makes no appeal in this company.

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10

2nd Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

15:55 Killarney

Zalika

10st 8lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Paul John Gilligan

midfield, pushed along on inner after 4 out, switched right before 3 out, ridden to lead after 2 out, keeping on when bad mistake and fell last

6/1

3rd

18

23rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:00 Listowel

Zalika

10st 1lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Paul John Gilligan

midfield and pushed along briefly, lost position when short of room on inner soon after start, headway and prominent in chasing group 8th, pushed along after 4 out, went second after 3 out, lost second from 2 out, soon ridden and no extra

2nd

13

19th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

18:20 Killarney

Zalika

10st 7lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Paul John Gilligan

towards rear early, not fluent 1st, minor headway after 3rd, midfield when pushed along briefly and mistake 10th, keeping on when not fluent 4 out, close up when mistake 3 out, soon ridden, kept on well run-in, no match for winner

12/1

Form: F-4425 D BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

A long time since his two wins over hurdles, obtained back-to-back two seasons ago; 0-11 record over fences is off-putting; went close on the first of two Cartmel runs last month, and he appears safely held by Fakiera on running at Killarney in May.

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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

6th

1

30th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 4

14:30 Cartmel

Western Run

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: R Mike Smith

Dual point winner for new stable this year but didn't achieve huge amount when well-held second of three on last month's rules return at Perth, and has since been well beaten in the Perth Gold Cup.

10/1

5th

7

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

16:05 Perth

Western Run

10st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: R Mike Smith

held up in rear, not fluent 4th

12/1

Form: -P54PP

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Downpatrick maiden hurdle winner last summer; has failed to complete his last two starts; tongue-tie on for first time, as well as hood worn before; up against it in a race of this standard.

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7

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Lingfield

Charlie Siringo

11st 1lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Max Young

4th

9

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

12:15 Uttoxeter

Charlie Siringo

10st 12lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Max Young

took keen hold, prominent

33/1

Form: 609-05

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Very poor Flat performer and moderate over hurdles; looks completely out of his depth on chase debut.

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13

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

Our Patron Saint

10st 8lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Sarah Dawson

17-race maiden; beaten a long way out over hurdles last time and showed very little on sole chase start; blinkers now tried.

33/1

19th

22

19th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 120y

15:23 Punchestown

Our Patron Saint

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Sarah Dawson

towards rear of midfield

33/1

7

4th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 120y

15:15 Down Royal

Our Patron Saint

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Sarah Dawson

Poor maiden is out of his depth in this.

200/1

Form: 4P-68F D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdles winner last summer, odds-on in two ordinary events in Britain before a more meaningful performance in landing a 2m7f Killarney novice event; has questions to answer after two chase attempts, a long way behind Fakeira at Limerick, fell at Clonmel.

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11th

2

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 111y

14:10 Galway

Calagogo

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, lost position and dropped to midfield after 7th, pushed along after 3 out, tired jump last, soon weakened, tailed off

16/1

3

10th Jun 2022

Good

2m 6f 169y

18:45 Clonmel

Calagogo

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield 3rd, good headway after 6th, tracked leaders when fell 8th

6/1

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Payout
Exacta €385.00
Straight Forecast €428.80
Trifecta €38073.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Western Run

SPOTLIGHT:

Fakiera

POSTDATA:

Western Run

The Irish Sun:

Fakiera