August 02 / 17.55 Roscommon

17.55 Roscommon

Good To Yielding

Castlerea Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 3m 0f 70y
  • 18 runners
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Castlerea Handicap Chase

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £18.10
  • Place: £4.00

Form: 57-905

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Best of his 18 attempts over fences when second at Navan in January; fair fifth at Kilbeggan on latest but no obvious reason why he should turn the tables on runner-up Swiss Brid.
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1st

15

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

Four Country Roads

10st 2lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Brian M McMahon

prominent, lost position and towards rear after 2nd, headway and midfield before 8th, prominent from 10th, shaken up when pressed leader 3 out, going okay when led narrowly 2 out, awkward jump last, soon ridden, kept on and just did enough

14/1

33/1

  • Place: £6.10

Form: PPPU9-

Last run: 159 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Very hard to fancy on the form he showed in three handicap chase starts last season; in-form trainer has a more obvious candidate in Dalileo.
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2nd

12

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

Crobally Boy

11st 3lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

in touch with leaders, prominent 10th, pressed leader from 11th, pushed along and every chance when not fluent last, ridden run-in, kept on well towards finish, just held

33/1

9th

12

24th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 219y

15:05 Thurles

Crobally Boy

10st 13lb

J: Mr T Hamilton

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Has failed to complete his last three starts; very hard to make a case for him at this stage.

33/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: F07271

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Faller at Tipperary in May on only chase start; has to be taken seriously after recent handicap hurdle win at Ballinrobe, though may struggle to reverse previous Kilbeggan form with Miss Us O.
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19

12th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:20 Tramore

Chief Seattle

11st 8lb

J: Richard Condon

T: John Patrick Ryan

Third reserve; Ballinrobe winner over hurdles in May and two good chase runs since; return to this trip should suit; worth noting if getting in.

4th

12

6th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:25 Kilbeggan

Chief Seattle

10st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

midfield, pushed along and still plenty to do after last (usual 2 out), ridden and ran on well run-in, nearest finish

15/2

3rd

8

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

Chief Seattle

11st 6lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

took keen hold, towards rear, bumped rival 2nd, not fluent 12th, going okay and headway when not fluent 3 out, soon pushed along, not fluent 2 out, stayed on approaching last, ridden and kept on well run-in, soon went third

6/1

Form: 33/27-

Last run: 95 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Placed in five of his nine starts over fences;, notably a second placing at Wexford 13 months ago on his only 2021 appearance; won a maiden point in March; has plenty of weight here.
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4th

1

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

An Droichead Gorm

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

travelled strongly, in rear, not fluent 1st, headway and in touch with leaders 4th, pressed leader after 7th, led narrowly before 11th, shaken up when headed 2 out, soon lost position, ridden and weakened run-in

12/1

7th

2

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

An Droichead Gorm

11st 11lb

J: Mr N Bashford

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

Consistent if modest handicap chaser when trained by Philip Dempsey; placed four times off marks in the low-90s between October 2019 and January 2020; good effort on stable debut after more than a year off when second to smart cross-country horse Singing Banjo at Wexford last June; warmed up for this with a maiden point win last month; should go close.

11/8

Form: U0-22P

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Pulled-up last time in Kilbeggan event in which Swiss Brid was second; holds a definite chance on previous seconds at Limerick and Wexford; however, those races were over shorter than this, and he may not stay quite as effectively as a few of these rivals;
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5th

11

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

Meehall

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

prominent, pressed leader after 5th, jumped right 7th, shaken up when not fluent 3 out, lost position when jumped slightly right 2 out, soon ridden and weakened

8/1

10th

9

15th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

20:30 Kilbeggan

Meehall

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

midfield, headway on inner and in touch with leaders 3 out, went third going easily after 2 out, pushed along and went second last, ridden and kept on well run-in, no match for winner

16/1

Form: 3037-6

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Two ordinary runs over fences the season before last; each way chance on best hurdles form in the first half of last season.
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6th

10

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

Da Big Fella

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Eamon Courtney

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, carried right 1st, going okay when towards rear 10th, pushed along before 3 out, held but kept on from 2 out, made no telling impression

14/1

6th

3

14th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

19:00 Killarney

Da Big Fella

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Eamon Courtney

prominent, led 8th, ridden and headed before 3 out, kept on until weakened approaching last

6/1

7th

10

1st Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:10 Limerick

Da Big Fella

11st 3lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Eamon Courtney

Dead-heat winner from out of the blue at Killarney last July; twice placed from three starts since then; capable of holding his own judged on third over 3m at this venue in November

8/1

Form: F03P-0 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
In rear over hurdles here last month after a break; stays 3m well, as she showed when winning a handicap chase at Fairyhouse last November.
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7th

5

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

Laughing Trix

11st 8lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

in rear, niggled along soon after start, reminder after 2nd, headway and prominent before 3rd, lost position before 11th, in rear when squeezed out 12th, soon pushed along and no impression

12/1

16th

10

4th Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 179y

20:00 Roscommon

Laughing Trix

11st 4lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent, dropped to midfield halfway, pushed along and detached in rear 5 out, eased before 2 out

16/1

11

29th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 110y

13:05 Fairyhouse

Laughing Trix

10st 10lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Course winner over fences in November; didn't run badly when third in 2m4f handicap hurdle here a fortnight ago and this step up in trip should be suitable; visor tried for the first time; each-way claims.

9/1

Form: 0-0976

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
In good hands but has yet to show any real sign of winning potential; moderate sixth behind today's rival Chief Seattle in a handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe last time; others preferred.
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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: U0-OU4

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
2m4f winner over hurdles on good ground at Bellewstown last summer; has failed to complete in two starts over fences; best watched.
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6th

7

12th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:20 Tramore

Repeat That

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Michael Butler

prominent early, soon dropped to midfield, pushed along after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, no impression approaching last

20/1

9th

6

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

Repeat That

11st 8lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Michael Butler

took keen hold, in rear, bumped and bad mistake 2nd, not fluent 12th, headway and midfield before 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, soon beaten

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 7809-U

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Out of form over hurdles earlier this year; beaten when unseating at the last in a handicap chase at Wexford last time.
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8th

5

12th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:20 Tramore

Blue Markie

11st 9lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Andrew McNamara

midfield, headway and prominent 4th, went second 5th, led narrowly 9th, headed 5 out, pushed along and weakened from 2 out

40/1

10th

2

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

Blue Markie

11st 13lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Andrew McNamara

led at steady pace, jumped right 1st, jumped right 2nd, headed before 11th, pushed along and lost position before 3 out, soon dropped to rear and struggling, mistake 2 out

25/1

5

8th Jun 2022

Good

3m 1f 70y

17:30 Wexford

Blue Markie

11st 8lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Andrew McNamara

prominent, slow jump and lost ground 4 out, ridden and weakened after 3 out, in rear when mistake and unseated rider last

25/1

Form: 82-412 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Now rated 12lb higher over hurdles following a Kilbeggan win and a second over C&D; has improved since her only previous chase start last season which was over a 2m3f trip that did not bring her stamina into play; strong chance off this mark, with a top claimer taking off 3lb.
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11th

13

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

Miss Us O

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: B R Hamilton

prominent, not fluent 9th, going okay but lost ground after 10th, jumped left 12th, shaken up when jumped badly left 3 out, lost position and held when jumped badly left 2 out, soon eased

3/1

2nd

6

4th Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 179y

20:00 Roscommon

Miss Us O

11st 8lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: B R Hamilton

in touch with leaders, good headway and made challenge after 4 out, led 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, no chance with winner approaching last, kept on

6/1

1st

12

13th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:00 Kilbeggan

Miss Us O

11st 2lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: B R Hamilton

prominent, led going okay before 2 out, ridden when faced strong challenge before last, stayed on and went clear after last

7/2

Form: 296-82

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
0-19 record is a negative but comes strongly into the reckoning on the strength of her second at Kilbeggan last month; that was only her second start for her in-form trainer and there may be more improvement to come.
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9

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

Swiss Brid

11st 6lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

in touch with leaders, lost ground and slowed dramatically before 3rd, pulled up after 3rd, looked to go wrong

9/2

10

15th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

20:30 Kilbeggan

Swiss Brid

11st 4lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

towards rear, some headway 2 out, soon pushed along, jumped right last, kept on run-in, never on terms

5/1

Form: 40-P23

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Only four runs over fences; has been running well off his higher hurdles mark, placed over staying trips at Bellewstown and Downpatrick last month; solid chance
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4

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

Important Message

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: David Peter Dunne

Only four runs over fences; has been running well off his higher hurdles mark, placed over staying trips at Bellewstown and Downpatrick last month; solid chance

5/1

3rd

2

13th Jul 2022

Good

2m 5f 170y

17:52 Downpatrick

Important Message

11st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: David Peter Dunne

in touch with leaders, went third 3 out, ridden approaching last, went second run-in, no extra and lost second inside final 110yds

4/1

2nd

7

2nd Jul 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

19:40 Bellewstown

Important Message

11st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: David Peter Dunne

towards rear of midfield, in rear 4 out, soon headway, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden and kept on, chased leaders after 2 out, went second run-in, no match for winner

12/1

Form: 8060-7

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 6lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Is 2-35 over fences; almost two years since his last win; has plenty to find with Meehall on Wexford running; up against it in the circumstances.
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15

12th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:20 Tramore

Garrai Phaidin

10st 6lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Shane Ryder

Dual chase winner; only the one outing this season when soundly beaten at Wexford 65 days ago; winless since 2020 and unlikely to play a major role here.

33/1

14

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

Garrai Phaidin

10st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Shane Ryder

Is 2-35 over fences; almost two years since his last win; has plenty to find with Meehall on Wexford running; up against it in the circumstances.

20/1

7th

14

8th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:55 Wexford

Garrai Phaidin

10st 10lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Shane Ryder

prominent, hampered 2nd, not fluent 7th, soon pushed along and lost position, dropped to rear and pulled up 4 out

25/1

Form: -32435

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Performing quite consistently this season; has a bit to find with Meehall on Wexford form; two most recent runs have been over hurdles; stable in form.
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11

6th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:25 Kilbeggan

Dalileo

10st 13lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: John Joseph Hanlon

towards rear of midfield, pushed along after 8th, no impression when fell 2 out (usual 3 out)

20/1

3

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

Dalileo

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Performing quite consistently this season; has a bit to find with Meehall on Wexford form; two most recent runs have been over hurdles; stable in form.

10/1

5th

1

19th Jul 2022

Good

2m 5f 122y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Dalileo

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

midfield, reminder after 4th, hampered 5 out, prominent when ridden after 3 out, weakened after last (usual 2 out)

4/1

Form: UUUP-9

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Is 0-37; four failures to complete before remote ninth on latest; makes no appeal at this stage of his career.
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17

6th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:25 Kilbeggan

Fr Gilligansvoyge

10st 0lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: John G Carr

Third reserve; 37-race maiden; tailed off over fences on return and last night.

14

5th Aug 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

17:50 Wexford

Fr Gilligansvoyge

10st 13lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: John G Carr

towards rear, not fluent 7th, ridden and struggling after 11th, tailed off before 3 out (usual 4 out), pulled up after 2 out (usual 3 out)

33/1

16

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

Fr Gilligansvoyge

10st 8lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: John G Carr

Is 0-37; four failures to complete before remote ninth on latest; makes no appeal at this stage of his career.

Form: P24-64

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Sole win over hurdles was obtained in 2019; yet to shine over fences; remote fourth of five finishers at Tipperary recently; second reserve.
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13

6th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:25 Kilbeggan

Costalita

10st 3lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

No wins since her sole success over hurdles in 2019; tailed off over fences last time and hard to fancy.

40/1

17

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

Costalita

11st 2lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Sole win over hurdles was obtained in 2019; yet to shine over fences; remote fourth of five finishers at Tipperary recently; second reserve.

4th

13

17th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 14y

15:32 Tipperary

Costalita

10st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

towards rear of midfield, towards rear 8th, ridden and minor headway from 3 out, never dangerous

12/1

Form: P-0876 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Over a year since the most recent of his four chase wins; out of form in four outings this season; third reserve.
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14

12th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:20 Tramore

Double Windsor

10st 11lb

J: J J Slevin

T: David M O’Brien

towards rear, pushed along in rear after 7th, ridden and detached from 9th, pulled up 2 out

22/1

18

2nd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 70y

17:55 Roscommon

Double Windsor

10st 11lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: David M O’Brien

Over a year since the most recent of his four chase wins; out of form in four outings this season; third reserve.

6th

13

20th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

20:15 Limerick

Double Windsor

10st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: David M O’Brien

towards rear, headway from 4 out, stayed on after 3 out, never dangerous

22/1

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Non-runners

Dalileo, Important Message, Garrai Phaidin, Fr Gilligansvoyge, Costalita, Double Windsor

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Payout
Exacta €5100.00
Straight Forecast €2193.60
Tricast €15992.80
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Swiss Brid

SPOTLIGHT:

Miss Us O

The Irish Sun:

Four Country Roads

POSTDATA:

Swiss Brid