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17:55 Roscommon

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Castlerea Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 3m 0f 70y
  • 15 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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0

11

16th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 157y

12:20 Punchestown

Four Country Roads

10st 0lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Brian M McMahon

towards rear throughout, detached 5 out, pulled up 3 out

20/1

6th

7

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 107y

13:03 Fairyhouse

Four Country Roads

10st 9lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Brian M McMahon

Won a handicap chase off a lowly 72 at Navan in January; pulled up in three of his six starts since then; jumping was ragged at Galway nine days ago.

16/1

7th

10

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 6f 111y

14:26 Galway

Four Country Roads

10st 0lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Brian M McMahon

Won a handicap chase off 72 at Navan in January; this is tougher and a big ask here from 6lb out of the handicap.

50/1

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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18

24th Sep 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:53 Listowel

Crobally Boy

10st 7lb

J: Mr T Hamilton

T: John Joseph Hanlon

prominent, bad mistake 1st, mistake 9th, soon dropped to midfield, mistake 11th, soon reminder but dropped to rear, beaten 4 out, pulled up before 2 out (jockey said gelding never travelled throughout the race)

16/1

4th

7

14th Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 150y

17:30 Sligo

Crobally Boy

11st 8lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

midfield early, in touch with leaders after 6th, headway and went second when not fluent 3 out, soon disputed lead, pushed along to lead 2 out, ridden after 2 out, joined approaching last, headed last, weakened and lost two places run-in

11/2

8

3rd Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 50y

17:35 Wexford

Crobally Boy

11st 1lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: John Joseph Hanlon

midfield, not fluent 1st, mistake 3rd, dropped to rear 7th, mistake 10th, pulled up before 5 out

11/4

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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13

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:12 Kilbeggan

Chief Seattle

10st 13lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

held up in rear, mistake 7th

33/1

9th

12

23rd Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 98y

19:40 Sligo

Chief Seattle

10st 2lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: John Patrick Ryan

Won over hurdles and fences at Ballinrobe last year but out of form of late, faller over fences the last twice; hard to be confident in.

16/1

0

10

12th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

19:25 Kilbeggan

Chief Seattle

10st 4lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: John Patrick Ryan

Won over hurdles and fences at Ballinrobe last year; poor lately; blinkers tried but others preferred.

25/1

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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6th

1

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

An Droichead Gorm

11st 11lb

J: Mr B O’Neill

T: Peter Maher

Flopped when unplaced favourite for this last year, making a series of errors; fair chance on the basis of Roscommon handicap fourth last August; may have needed last month's point-to-point run; top rider.

7/2

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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9

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

15:15 Limerick

Meehall

10st 10lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Out and out stayer over hurdles and fences and nearly always in the frame since his last win 14 months ago; big drop in trip here far from guaranteed to suit and opposable on that basis but not discounted.

6/1

2nd

4

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Limerick

Meehall

11st 10lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E McNamara

Hurdle and chase winner last year has been consistent enough in defeat this year, with one of best efforts when 3rd over C&D in July; should be involved.

13/2

3rd

5

28th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:52 Galway

Meehall

11st 10lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

prominent, briefly disputed lead after 4th

8/1

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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7th

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Da Big Fella

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Eamon Courtney

Hurdles winner is 0-9 chasing, best effort when second in Galway handicap over this trip in October; lots to find on most recent Down Royal run though.

11/2

7th

9

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 100y

15:30 Down Royal

Da Big Fella

11st 2lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Eamon Courtney

Is 1-15 over hurdles, 0-8 chasing; second at Galway in October was encouraging; lost a shoe in running at Punchestown; soundly beaten in fifth at Limerick.

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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10

25th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Laughing Trix

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Fairyhouse chase winner in 2021 but has been poor in the last year and isn't easily fancied.

33/1

12th

14

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

19:05 Limerick

Laughing Trix

11st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Hurdle/chase winner on a potentially decent mark but was mostly disappointing last year and returns with much to prove.

66/1

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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13

3rd Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:30 Tipperary

First Earl

11st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Michael Winters

in touch with leaders, mistake 6th, not fluent 7th, ridden and weakening when slow jump 4 out, pulled up before 3 out (jockey said gelding lost his action and was pulled up)

25/1

7

9th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:35 Ballinrobe

First Earl

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Michael Winters

Has made very little impact in eight Rules starts so far between hurdling and chasing; soundly beaten over fences at Roscommon last time and major improvement needed; others appeal more.

33/1

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

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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9th

11

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:28 Killarney

Repeat That

10st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael Butler

Hurdles winner off 87 two years ago; unplaced all seven starts over fences, beaten 24l over this trip on last chase start at Clonmel in June.

16/1

7th

12

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Roscommon

Repeat That

10st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Michael Butler

prominent, pushed along and lost position before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, no extra run-in

25/1

6th

9

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:10 Kilbeggan

Repeat That

11st 3lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Michael Butler

Only win in 16 starts under rules came over 2m4f a couple of years ago; struggled over fences this term; wears first-time tongue-tie.

8/1

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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9

3rd Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 50y

17:35 Wexford

Blue Markie

10st 13lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Andrew McNamara

prominent, led 1st, joined when jinked right 3rd, jinked right and bumped rival 5th, soon headed, ridden and weakened 11th, pulled up after 3 out

20/1

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

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

3

20th May 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:50 Wexford

Miss Us O

11st 11lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: B R Hamilton

prominent

16/1

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

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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9th

7

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 120y

17:05 Navan

Important Message

11st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: John G Carr

Nearly three years winless; placed four times in a row on good ground last summer at up to 3m; veteran has been off ten months.

25/1

9th

10

(6)

16th Nov 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Important Message

8st 13lb

J: Mark Enright

T: David Peter Dunne

Poor form on his two most recent starts (over fences on latest), but was in good form over hurdles in the summer, placed in four consecutive races from 2m4f to 3m; AW winner at Lingfield early in his career; perhaps some chance that he could feature here.

7/1

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: 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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4th

12

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Down Royal

Garrai Phaidin

10st 3lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Shane Ryder

Unseated after a mistake at Tramore earlier this month; running well in defeat earlier this term but he probably needs further than this these days.

10/1

14

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:27 Navan

Garrai Phaidin

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Shane Ryder

Losing run is mounting up; unseated last time and best form is on better ground; dropped 2lb.

40/1

14

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 6f 50y

15:25 Tramore

Garrai Phaidin

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Shane Ryder

midfield, mistake and unseated rider 4th

25/1

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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No Results Found

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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6th

15

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 59y

13:14 Thurles

Costalita

10st 5lb

J: G B Noonan

T: P J Rothwell

Hurdle winner raced lazily but ran on over 2m5f at Tramore last time; has a chance if repeating that form with this longer trip a possible benefit.

8/1

2nd

10

6th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:15 Tramore

Costalita

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Has been running just alright over hurdles lately but has to improve on the form of her previous chasing efforts.

22/1

7th

11

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:15 Limerick

Costalita

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Mare's sole win came nearly three years ago at Clonmel; bits and pieces of form this year, second at Down Royal in the spring and not shamed when sixth of 20 over this trip at Galway last month.

10/1

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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4th

14

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Double Windsor

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: David M O’Brien

Veteran a regular here but yet to win (four chase wins/one hurdle); C&D fourth his best run last summer in limited campaign, may well need this comeback run.

10/1

0

14

8th Aug 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 165y

20:00 Roscommon

Double Windsor

10st 2lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: David M O’Brien

The last of his four chase wins was more than two years ago, since when he's gone 0-16; ran okay at Tramore in June (beaten 7l) but modest otherwise this year.

14/1

7th

15

20th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 70y

17:17 Wexford

Double Windsor

10st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: David M O’Brien

held up in rear, hampered by faller 10th, some headway after 11th, midfield before 4 out, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden and no extra

10/1

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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