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Tote Always SP Or Better Handicap Chase (Grade B)

  • Prize money: £22310.92
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 15 runners
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Tote Always SP Or Better Handicap Chase (Grade B)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.20
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 52-121 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Has had several lay-offs in his career but is in tremendous form now, winning the Mayo National before scoring over hurdles at Galway; drops in trip now but should be fine and a leading chance.

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19

21st Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Rock Road

10st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

held up in behind leaders, jumped slightly right and not fluent 7th, pressed leaders when not fluent 5 out, pulled up quickly before 4 out, fatally injured

1st

8

20th Aug 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:05 Killarney

Rock Road

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

held up in behind leaders, pushed along and headway after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, made challenge last, ridden to lead and kept on strongly run-in

11/4

1st

9

27th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

17:40 Galway

Rock Road

11st 6lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders on outer, smooth headway before 2 out, led going easily 2 out, shaken up and went clear approaching last, ridden out inside final 110yds, comfortably

4/1

OUR TIP

18/1

  • Place: £7.70

Form: 26P4-7 D

Last run: 96 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Second runner for yard; disappointed over C&D last time but has a chance on his previous fourth at Punchestown over 2m; stays this trip.

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3

1st Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

17:20 Wincanton

Exit Poll

12st 6lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Alan King

Smart chaser when trained by Jessica Harrington in Ireland and well suited by good ground; unseated rider at fifth fence on last month's stable/hunter chase debut and his current ability remains tricky to gauge but he still features prominently in calculations.

4/1

4

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Exit Poll

12st 6lb

J: Mr Harry Myddelton

T: Alan King

Proved above average over fences for Jessica Harrington, having bagged Grade 3 honours (over 2m) last term, and he ran well in Killarney handicap (2m4f) on most recent chase start; absent since a hurdles defeat in September and now makes debut for Alan King; major contender on ratings.

5/1

3

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Exit Poll

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

3-17 over fences and whilst he has 10lb to find on the books with Cape Gentleman, he has as good a chance as any of his opponents of toppling him after bouncing back to form in good-class 2m4f handicap at Killarney on Saturday; conections will be hoping the trip might be a bit sharp for the market leader; has sporting chance.

6/1

11/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 223631

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Sprang a surprise when beating higher-rated rivals at Tramore last time to get off the mark over fences; raised 5lb but of interest back in handicap company.

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5th

1

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 2f 54y

14:53 Galway

Ferdia

11st 9lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: John Patrick Ryan

Still only six and has already run 35 times; off the mark over fences at Tramore in August, beating the only other finisher; some creditable efforts in defeat, but 1-14 record over fences suggests he is vulnerable in a race like this.

10/1

4th

5

16th Oct 2022

Good

2m 1f 140y

16:50 Cork

Ferdia

10st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: John Patrick Ryan

prominent, mistake 9th, lost second and jumped left 3 out, weakened approaching last

14/1

4th

5

12th Oct 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

15:55 Punchestown

Ferdia

11st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

held up in rear, ridden and outpaced 4 out, some headway 2 out, weakened gradually approaching last

16/1

Form: 594417 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Best run over fences when winning over 2m1f here last month but was tailed-off at Galway since so questions now.

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2nd

10

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 140y

16:55 Cork

The Dara Man

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

Has put up several decent runs in defeat this season, including when 4.25l behind his stablemate The Little Yank at Galway last time; that was on heavy but best form is on a sound surface.

14/1

3rd

5

3rd Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 110y

16:45 Galway

The Dara Man

10st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

Capable chaser on his day but hasn't been great of late and he'd prefer drier ground in an ideal world.

10/1

8th

9

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Listowel

The Dara Man

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Won twice last summer; two seconds to his credit in June this year; more recent form leaves him with questions to answer.

12/1

Form: /222-5 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Won over fences for Joseph O'Brien before returning to form over hurdles for Nicky Henderson; might not have stayed 2m7f over hurdles at Galway last time on debut for this yard; of interest back over fences.

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4th

1

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

Fils Doudairies

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped right on occasions, led and clear, mistake 2nd, reduced lead before 3 out

66/1

3rd

1

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

14:35 Punchestown

Fils Doudairies

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

led, clear when not fluent 1st, headed and dropped to last before 2 out, no chance with winner but kept on and went third run-in

25/1

Form: U-F251 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

A 130-rated hurdler got off the mark over fences on fourth attempt at Wexford last time; needs to find more on handicap debut.

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10th

3

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:40 Bellewstown

Act Of God

11st 8lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

in touch with leaders

25/1

0

19

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 108y

14:30 Galway

Act Of God

10st 11lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: E J O’Grady

Six-time winner, most recently over fences at Wexford a year ago; won off a similar mark two years ago but soundly beaten in a pair of Flat handicaps of late; others preferred.

33/1

13th

3

(12)

18th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 185y

19:50 Killarney

Act Of God

9st 7lb

J: W J Lee

T: E J O’Grady

Dual purpose performer has won six races, including twice on the Flat; should have improved from his Leopardstown return and be a player.

12/1

28/1

Form: 17-26P D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Won a valuable handicap at Leopardstown in February but has been below that since; pulled-up at Galway last time and has serious questions to answer.

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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: /01-46 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark over fences at Clonmel in April; beaten almost 10l at Galway last time and has to find more from 1lb out of the weights.

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7th

8

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Listowel

Say It Aint So

11st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Ray Hackett

Narrow winner of a 2m1f handicap chase at Ballinrobe in May; let down by his jumping when running over a longer trip at Galway; this may be close to optimum trip.

10/1

11th

17

4th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

18:00 Galway

Say It Aint So

10st 9lb

J: Daniel King

T: Ray Hackett

Narrow winner of a 2m1f handicap chase at Ballinrobe in May; has won over an extended 2m4f on yielding but possibly a slight stamina doubt judged on most recent run over hurdles.

20/1

Form: 0-6511

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner has come good over fences lately, winning in novice company at Tramore and Limerick; trip-versatile but has to do more today in this competitive handicap.

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7

23rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

16:35 Listowel

Mi Lighthouse

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, midfield when mistake 6th, not fluent and dropped to rear 8th, became detached 9th, pulled up after 4 out

9/1

9th

12

20th Aug 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:05 Killarney

Mi Lighthouse

10st 6lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

never better than mid-division, hampered 6th, ridden but no impression from 2 out, not fluent last

6/1

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

Form: 254-94

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Novice chase winner in 2020; hit and miss this year but a decent effort at Galway last time after a bad mistake; blinkers worn then are retained; chance if error-free.

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10th

7

20th Aug 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:05 Killarney

January Jets

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, not fluent 7th, not fluent 4 out, soon pushed along, beaten when not fluent 3 out

9/1

4th

4

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

15:40 Galway

January Jets

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

led, headed when bad mistake and lost ground when pecked on landing 5 out, headway and pressed leader before 2 out, ridden after last, lost position home turn, soon no impression but kept on

14/1

9th

3

14th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:30 Wexford

January Jets

11st 11lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Henry De Bromhead

Some useful snippets of novice form to his name but needs to come forward a fair deal for Downpatrick return to hurdles in March; rider's claim a help.

9/1

Form: 1PB2-6 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Triple chase winner has had jumping issues but good runs last twice; ran a cracker from an unpromising position in the Galway Plate and a visor today could help him travel better in the early stages; player.

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10

21st Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Discordantly

10st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Mrs John Harrington

Useful three-time chaser winner; fell at Killarney after sixth in Galway Plate, when running off a mark of 143; moderate hurdles run last time; others preferred.

25/1

7th

3

5th Sep 2022

Good

2m 5f 87y

17:15 Galway

Discordantly

11st 3lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs John Harrington

led, joined before 3 out, headed and nudged along from 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

14/1

2

20th Aug 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:05 Killarney

Discordantly

11st 10lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Mrs John Harrington

detached in rear, reminders after 1st, joined main group 7th, some headway from 4 out, pushed along when mistake and fell 3 out

5/1

Form: 55P-15 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Won her second chase at Kilbeggan in June, having to be galvanised early; however, was beaten 26l there in Midlands National since and has to rebound.

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5th

4

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:30 Perth

Kapard

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dual chase winner, latterly in a Kilbeggan handicap last summer (2m4f, good); that was her last effort of any real note though, and she may struggle to contain a couple of these.

6/1

5

10th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Kapard

10st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Mare won a summer handicap over this trip at Kilbeggan last year but well held in two subsequent starts; off nearly eight months and looks out of her depth.

33/1

4

20th Aug 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:05 Killarney

Kapard

11st 5lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Henry De Bromhead

didn't jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, jumped right and lost position 8th, dropped to rear 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

14/1

Form: 52-352 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Maiden over fences was second to Act Of God in a Wexford novice last time; blinkers worn then are retained but more needed back in handicap company.

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8th

9

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Railway Hurricane

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Gavin Cromwell

Good effort over 2m4f on the Old course here last winter but still met with defeat; almost no leeway in the weights since and not very tempting with a strike-rate of 1-26 over fences, having been well held behind Ginny's Destiny here in November and fallen on this course since (tough task).

16/1

Form: 234331

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Much better chaser than hurdler and won his third race in this sphere at Kilbeggan last time; raised 6lb for that will make life tougher and any softening of the ground will be a negative.

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15th

9

4th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

18:00 Galway

Arrycan

10st 13lb

J: E Walsh

T: Liam P Cusack

Gained fourth chase win when landing 2m5f Punchestown handicap on latest, with Pat Coyne beaten 6l in third; career-high mark now; one of three runners for Liam Cusack who won this in 2018.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta €599.00
Straight Forecast €784.40
Tricast €6419.90
Trifecta €8515.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

The Dara Man

RP Ratings (IRE):

Railway Hurricane

SPOTLIGHT:

Discordantly

POSTDATA:

Rock Road