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18:00 Galway

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Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £39663.87
  • 2m 6f 111y
  • 20 runners
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Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Chase

Runners: 23 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £25.20
  • Place: £4.70

Form: 4F915-

Last run: 91 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Beat a very useful mare when winning on handicap debut at Naas in February; made mistakes when fifth, behind both Busselton and Fan De Blues, at the Punchestown festival in April.

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8th

16

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Gabbys Cross

10st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, prominent 3 out, not fluent 2 out, weakened before last

16/1

18th

19

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Gabbys Cross

10st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

No win since 2022 Galway festival (2m6f over fences); returned to hurdling off hugely lower marks on last two outings and runner-up in both, latterly in the Punchestown qualifier (3m, soft); significantly back up the weights but that latest run was promising and he's in serious calculations.

10/1

2nd

8

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Punchestown

Gabbys Cross

10st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

soon towards rear

11/2

11/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 12422- D

Last run: 91 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Likeable novice last term, winning three times and good second in Punchestown festival handicap when tried in headgear (dispensed with here); warmed up for this with a win on the Flat at Roscommon; well capable of going close off this mark.

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14

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Busselton

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Has run creditably in a variety of competitive races but his last win came in the Kerry National (3m, good) in October 2022 and he has rarely been at his best over the last 12 months; could do with the ground drying out.

40/1

7

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Busselton

10st 11lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Tough and consistent at his best; won the Kerry National in 2022 and produced his best performance in a while when sixth in the Paddy Power here at Christmas; could come on again for that and might not be far away.

14/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 26F94- C

Last run: 91 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

2-17 over fences including a Grade 3 win at this festival last year (2m2f); an under-achiever in handicap company and over 5l off Busselton when fourth at Punchestown in April; 2lb better off here but more exposed than that rival.

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6th

4

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Fan De Blues

11st 9lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

Close third of 20 in the always-strong Blazers Handicap at last year's Galway Festival (2m6f, good to yielding) and kept to 2m1f since, winning at Ballinrobe and Cork before struggling in handicaps at Fairyhouse; by no means a natural chaser and these fences will test that part of his game.

25/1

3

14th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

14:12 Fairyhouse

Fan De Blues

11st 3lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump with fluency, held up in rear, bit short of room 2nd, pushed along and no extra after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

7/1

8th

1

3rd Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 165y

12:42 Fairyhouse

Fan De Blues

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

In the form of his life at present; recorded his highest RPR when winning a Ballinrobe conditions chase before easily scoring in a Cork handicap last time; went up 8lb for that but is on such an upward curve that he could defy that rise.

100/30

  • Place: £6.10

Form: BP2-F3 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Dual winner last year and runner-up over C&D in October; has been running well over marathon trips this year; fourth over hurdles at Sligo on latest start; first reserve.

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10th

3

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

The Dabbler

11st 12lb

J: Mr P W Gleeson

T: Liam P Cusack

Dual chase winner returned to form at Limerick last time; dropped 2lb and can be involved if ready enough after a break.

5/1

Form: 500-23 CD BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Won this off 130 for local yard last year and sure to have been brought along with this race as his main target once again; his second to Easy Game at Listowel last month was creditable and had a little spin on the Flat lately just to put him spot-on; still only eight and big run likely.

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11th

7

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Punchestown

Born By The Sea

12st 0lb

J: Conor Hawkins

T: Paul John Gilligan

Tailed off in Grand Sefton latest and 0-17 on Flat; looks vulnerable.

100/1

Form: 1213F- D

Last run: 117 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Mare had a profitable campaign last term when winning twice as well as finishing runner-up in a couple of Graded novice contests; was weakening when falling at the last at Fairyhouse in early April; has had a break since and now makes handicap debut.

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4th

2

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Jeremys Flame

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Gained sixth win over fences when beating Hurricane Georgie by just over a length at Limerick and meets that rival on the same terms; won Naas Grade 3 and Listed contest for mares at Huntingdon last season and not disgraced, although outclassed, when sixth in the Mares Chase at Cheltenham; her new mark leaves her only 1lb wrong at these weights with Easy Game and she's in a good place at the moment.

9/4

1st

1

25th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:00 Limerick

Jeremys Flame

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

raced in third early, disputing second 3rd, went second after 5th, led 5 out, clear when not fluent 3 out, going best before 2 out, ridden briefly after last, pushed out and reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

7/4

6th

6

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Jeremys Flame

11st 2lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

A 9yo who is in her third season of chasing but has improved this winter and a clearcut win over Zambella at Huntingdon in January (2m4f, good to soft; also acts well on soft) showed her in a good light; the likely good pace will suit and she has a better chance than most.

6/1

Form: U150-4 C

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Just 1-8 over fences and has had fairly serious jumping issues; hard to fancy on chase form but connections highly respected at this meeting; nice enough run over hurdles last time and now tried in cheekpieces.

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5th

8

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:15 Warwick

Russian Diamond

11st 12lb

J: Mr Paddy Hanlon

T: Francesca Poste

Formerly useful when trained in Ireland but couldn't make any case on recent pointing exploits; blinkers replace regular cheekpieces.

20/1

12th

6

2nd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 2

15:12 Uttoxeter

Russian Diamond

11st 1lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Irish challenger who does not look particularly solid judged on his form in points and hunter chases for current yard; faller last time; something to prove back at handicap level.

20/1

1

5th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:50 Listowel

Russian Diamond

11st 11lb

J: Mr T Hamilton

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Useful Rules performer ran two decent races off 133 in Galway festival handicap chases last summer; won just one of his seven point-to-point starts this year, at Ballyraggett in March, but his fourth to Billaway, with Vaucelet in second, at Downpatrick is good form and obviously less to do in this company.

7/2

Form: 494-34

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Last win came in valuable mares' handicap at Punchestown over a year ago; now only 1lb higher and decent run when fourth at Market Rasen earlier this month.

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7th

5

17th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 96y

14:23 Clonmel

Rapid Response

10st 9lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

Punchestown defeat of Scarlet And Dove at 2021 Punchestown festival arguably a career-best; remote last behind same rival in this year's renewal and recent handicap form leaves her with loads to find; blinkers now tried.

25/1

4

15th Oct 2022

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 2

15:37 Market Rasen

Rapid Response

11st 3lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs John Harrington

always towards rear, never going well, ridden and behind from 7th, pulled up before 3 out (jockey said mare was never travelling)

5/1

8th

18

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 111y

18:00 Galway

Rapid Response

11st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent, pecked on landing 3rd, not fluent 9th, pressed leaders when pushed along 2 out, mistake and weakened last, ridden and no impression run-in

14/1

Form: 6UP7-8 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Last year's Irish Grand National hero was fourth at Punchestown next time but hasn't really made much impact since; trip sharp enough as well.

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7th

1

6th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Freewheelin Dylan

12st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent, disputed lead 2nd, lost ground but in touch with leaders 7th, dropped to midfield 11th, dropped to rear and detached after 4 out

25/1

15th

14

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 180y

11:45 Punchestown

Freewheelin Dylan

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

midfield, in touch with leaders halfway

10/1

10th

15

21st Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Freewheelin Dylan

10st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

always towards rear, not fluent 5th, pushed along after 5 out, no impression when jumped right and hampered by faller 4 out, soon reminders and weakened

25/1

Form: 550-24

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Useful novice over shorter trips; third to Fan De Blues in a Grade 3 at last year's festival; fair second over 2m5f at Punchestown in May; not far off the placed horses when fourth to easy winner Hurricane Georgie in the Midlands National over 3m1f at Kilbeggan; cheekpieces tried then stay on and this trip might suit better.

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6th

3

4th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 110y

16:10 Galway

Bold Enough

11st 10lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, not fluent 5th, towards rear when pushed along before 2 out, ridden and no impression after last

10/1

10th

6

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 111y

18:00 Galway

Bold Enough

11st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, close up when pushed along 2 out, ridden and no extra run-in, weakened towards finish

16/1

4th

7

8th Jul 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:50 Kilbeggan

Bold Enough

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Henry De Bromhead

held up in midfield, headway final circuit, switched left after 3 out, soon chased leaders, ridden 2 out, kept on approaching last, weakened and lost third towards finish

9/1

Form: 06221-

Last run: 99 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Second in useful handicap at Ayr in early April and picked up a race at Perth later that month; off since and good bit more on his plate here.

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11th

13

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 111y

18:00 Galway

Coach Carter

11st 6lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

soon towards rear of midfield, not fluent 9th, minor headway when pushed along on inner after 3 out, in touch with leaders when ridden but weakened after last, eased towards finish

11/1

1st

3

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 2

15:15 Perth

Coach Carter

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

also declared 3.00 Perth yesterday

12/1

Form: 25-321 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Consistent novice was all out to win a beginners' chase at Kilbeggan over 3m1f earlier this month; 4lb higher now and this will be a lot harder.

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8th

3

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 68y

12:30 Fairyhouse

Everglow

11st 7lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

prominent, went second 5th, weakened from 3 out

7/1

5th

13

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Everglow

10st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

towards rear of midfield, some headway 3 out, kept on approaching last, never near to challenge

16/1

Form: /1P51-

Last run: 131 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Easily won 3m4f Ulster National under 7lb claimer at Downpatrick in March; off since and now 8lb higher plus no claim this time; things will be happening a lot faster over this trip too.

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8th

1

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 7f 40y

12:47 Punchestown

Spades Are Trumps

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

always towards rear, in touch with leaders when mistake 3 out, soon became detached when nudged along, weakening when jumped slightly right 2 out, tailed off

12/1

7th

11

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 5f 0y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Spades Are Trumps

10st 6lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, pushed along and some headway 3 out, ridden from 2 out, kept on run-in, never near to challenge

11/1

12

6th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:13 Cork

Spades Are Trumps

10st 6lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Easy winner of Ulster National over this trip on good ground at Downpatrick in March and found things happening too quickly over shorter at Galway in mid-summer; has bits and pieces of form on testing ground but was pulled up in this race last year on heavy.

12/1

Form: /P7-54

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Won first chase for Willie Mullins but didn't go on from that albeit highly tried; not beaten far on stable bow at Punchestown in May; bad mistake when well held at Killarney latest; this is the longest trip he's tackled.

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14th

2

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 111y

18:00 Galway

Unexcepted

11st 13lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Padraig Roche

towards rear, mistake 10th, minor headway when not fluent 4 out, towards rear of midfield before 2 out, pushed along after last, weakened towards finish

20/1

25

27th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

18:40 Galway

Unexcepted

10st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Padraig Roche

4th

1

15th Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:35 Killarney

Unexcepted

11st 12lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Padraig Roche

in touch with leaders, bad mistake and jockey lost iron briefly 5th, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened gradually

8/1

Form: 403-61

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Very useful chaser on her day including when second in last year's Midlands National at Kilbeggan; also good third over much longer trip at this year's Punchestown festival; back to form off lower hurdles mark when beating in-form rival at Kilbeggan last time; contender.

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11th

7

25th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Waitnsee

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

Dual chase winner, including a Cork Grade 3 in 2021; has won at this track over hurdles and was also 2nd in the Midlands National over C&D; poor when last seen over fences but a decent hurdles run here since; cheekpieces tried.

14/1

2nd

7

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:13 Kilbeggan

Waitnsee

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Course winner 11 months ago but lost her way since and pulled up or tailed off in last three starts; reverts to hurdles.

14/1

16

29th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Waitnsee

10st 5lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: John Patrick Ryan

Strong stayer but struggled with consistency and only effort of note since her last win (July 2022) was a fifth in November's Cork National; others preferred.

40/1

Form: 226-61

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Two good placed efforts at Fairyhouse in April but well behind several of these rivals at Punchestown later that month; won easily at Wexford last time but now 10lb higher and that might be enough to stop him.

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5th

4

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

18:40 Sligo

Bold Emperor

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Better chaser than hurdler and not likely to be progressive at the age of ten; major improvement is needed from recent handicap hurdle runs

14/1

6th

7

11th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 100y

17:30 Wexford

Bold Emperor

11st 13lb

J: Shane Fitzsimons

T: Thomas Gibney

Bolted up over fences here last summer but losing run since and he's been tailed off in each of his five runs this year.

16/1

6th

5

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Bold Emperor

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fitzsimons

T: Thomas Gibney

midfield, no impression when not fluent last

25/1

Form: 617-26

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Landed a big pot over a furlong less at this year's Dublin Racing Festival in February but well held in three starts since.

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4

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Birchdale

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

Best form over 2m5f at Leopardstown where he won at the 2022 Dublin Racing Festival and was a creditable third behind Brideswell Lad two months ago; ran out of steam in the closing stages of the La Touche at Punchestown ten days ago and was pulled up.

13/2

3

2nd May 2024

Yielding

4m 1f 11y

16:50 Punchestown

Birchdale

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: E Bolger

Best form over 2m5f at Leopardstown where he won at the 2022 Dublin Racing Festival and was a creditable third two months ago; beat the veteran course specialist Vital Island over 3m here last November; Enda Bolger has won this race 14 times as a trainer.

5/1

Form: 0UP-96

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

His third to Born By The Sea in this last year (when 3lb higher) was his best effort over fences and nice run over hurdles at Ballinrobe in May; hardly the most consistent but not ruled out.

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2

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

17:10 Uttoxeter

Aramax

11st 11lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Ben Haslam

in rear

20/1

8th

2

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

14:05 Doncaster

Aramax

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

towards rear, struggling from 4 out

12/1

Form: 3P4-4P

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Grade 1 winner in 2018 but a light of other days and mark is in freefall; likely to be on the Gigginstown transfer list before long.

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6

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 160y

17:25 Punchestown

Hardline

12st 0lb

J: Mr J H Williamson

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield early, in rear when hampered by faller 6th, mistake and unseated 7th

40/1

Form: 3/8P-6 C

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Won over fences here in 2019 but very lightly-raced since; showed a bit more when fair sixth at Kilbeggan in May but still beaten 22l that day; rider good value for his claim.

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16

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 111y

18:00 Galway

Mount Pelier

11st 3lb

J: Mr M J M O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

midfield, towards rear when bad mistake 4 out, soon weakened, not fluent 3 out, soon pulled up

16/1

6th

1

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:45 Kilbeggan

Mount Pelier

12st 1lb

J: E Walsh

T: Barry Connell

Form: 0/26-3 CD

Last run: 74 days

W: 10st 11lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Veteran won this four years ago and has twice run well in the Plate since; now hunter chasing and looks vulnerable to younger legs.

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9th

1

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 160y

15:50 Downpatrick

Snugsborough Benny

12st 0lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: J P Broderick

Veteran has gone a long time without a win; several good runs in defeat last year and also when third in a handicap chase at Punchestown in April; back over hurdles for last two runs, down the field at Galway, slipped up at Tramore; trainer won this race 12 months ago.

14/1

0

1

18th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

19:18 Tramore

Snugsborough Benny

12st 0lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: J P Broderick

towards rear of midfield, midfield when slipped up on turn before 6th

20/1

12th

21

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 6f 111y

20:20 Galway

Snugsborough Benny

11st 1lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: J P Broderick

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

OUR TIP

Form: 3034-U D

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Talented but luckless performer only 1-22; couple of fair runs at Fairyhouse and Punchestown in April but would be a surprise winner to say the least; third reserve.

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Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:50 Navan

Glenloe

10st 8lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

0-15 over fences; no wins since his maiden hurdle success in 2016 and he's failed to complete in his last four starts.

40/1

1

19th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 170y

15:10 Punchestown

Glenloe

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, mistake towards rear 5 out, weakened from 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

8/1

19

27th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:20 Navan

Glenloe

10st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Gordon Elliott

Doesn't appear the force of old but mark of 123 an attractive one on his best form; saddle slipped last time in Cork Grand National when pulled up; Rachael Blackmore partners 11yo for the first time; 1lb out of the handicap.

16/1

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Non-runners

Batcio, Snugsborough Benny, Glenloe

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Payout
Exacta €2455.00
Straight Forecast €1072.20
Tricast €5304.30
Trifecta €13017.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Batcio

SPOTLIGHT:

Busselton

RP Ratings (IRE):

Coach Carter

POSTDATA:

Rapid Response

The Irish Sun:

Batcio