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16:45 Downpatrick

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Downpatrick Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 2m 3f 55y
  • 10 runners
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Downpatrick Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.60
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 8-3630

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Disappointing enough record over fences, latest suffering a heavy defeat on soft ground at Roscommon; on the plus side, a two time winner over hurdles and ran his best race as a chaser when third over C&D in May, but needs to bounce right back.

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8

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 110y

17:20 Downpatrick

Shantou Sisu

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W J Lanigan

Modest overall strike-rate and had a lot of luck go his way when winning by 15l at Sligo (3m2f, soft); still, clearly in decent form and a 5lb rise shouldn't be too damaging.

7/2

1st

8

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 182y

17:40 Sligo

Shantou Sisu

10st 13lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W J Lanigan

Veteran with a modest strike rate (2-30 over hurdles, 1-18 over fences); still capable of the odd good performance, notably when a close-up third in a 2m7f handicap at Tipperary three starts ago.

7/1

4th

11

18th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:00 Tramore

Shantou Sisu

11st 2lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W J Lanigan

midfield, in touch with leaders after 3 out, hampered after 3 out, no impression from 2 out

25/1

20/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 4F5089 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

0-10 chaser and far from coming across with the goods over hurdles in recent weeks; needs to get a move on; blinkers a first.

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5

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

20:30 Perth

Zagnzig

10st 10lb

J: John Shinnick

T: S Wilson

Veteran who is yet to add to his handicap hurdle win in 2018 and has struggled to get competitive this year; now with new stable having previously been owner-trained.

20/1

9th

15

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 170y

17:35 Downpatrick

Zagnzig

10st 13lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: H Smyth

Veteran has been pulled-up over hurdles and fences lately and not easy to make a case for.

50/1

17

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 60y

14:55 Downpatrick

Zagnzig

11st 3lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: H Smyth

Veteran was second over fences here last summer; has failed to complete last four outings; second reserve.

8/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 00-8U9

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Former winning pointer on a slippery slope over fences since hitting the crossbar here back in 2019; difficult to recommend.

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2nd

10

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 55y

16:55 Downpatrick

Nabraska

10st 9lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: S Wilson

in rear early, midfield after 5th

8/1

8

5th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

15:25 Musselburgh

Nabraska

10st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: S Wilson

Irish challenger; still a maiden under rules but showed positive signs with third-place finishes at Downpatrick (2m3f/2m7f) on last two appearances; heed the market signals on return from five-month break.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 231234

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Cartmel handicap hurdle winner (2m1f) is a model of consistency and was a good second, albeit beaten 17l, in a Tipperary handicap on sole start so far over fences on penultimate start, a run that could be upgraded somewhat considering he had no prior experience at the game; room for improvement with his jumping and has the potential to be better at this game than as a hurdler; highly interesting.

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8th

1

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

16:25 Naas

A Mere Bagatelle

12st 0lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Mostly chasing during the past year, winning off a similar mark at Kilbeggan last summer; made a quiet return to hurdling after a break at Taunton three weeks ago but the blinkers could sharpen up him.

14/1

Form: 090-00

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Beaten wide margins on last few starts hurdling and hard to see him worrying the best of these on chase debut unless the first-time cheekpieces work wonders.

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12

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 110y

20:00 Downpatrick

I Cant Remember

10st 3lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: C A McBratney

towards rear, ridden and headway into midfield 5 out, weakening when mistake 4 out

14/1

9

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

13:30 Ayr

I Cant Remember

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: C A McBratney

24

20th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 201y

15:06 Naas

I Cant Remember

11st 3lb

J: Mr B Barry

T: C A McBratney

towards rear of midfield

33/1

Form: 708704

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

0-17 hurdler arguably a little unlucky not to have finished closer when a staying-on fourth in a 2m6f Ballinrobe handicap hurdle last week off a mark of 80; not convinced drop in trip will be in her favour but she will be well schooled for the task, and with doubts over a number of her rivals, she is worth a second look, albeit she looks the stable's second-string.

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10

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 6f 169y

20:30 Clonmel

Sulafaat

10st 11lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

midfield, not fluent 1st

16/1

7th

14

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

20:00 Down Royal

Sulafaat

11st 5lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

0-16 over hurdles but it was a step back in the right direction when fourth of 12 (beaten 6l) at Downpatrick a fortnight ago; previous career best had come at this trip and he handles decent ground; each-way player.

5/1

4th

12

19th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 100y

18:05 Downpatrick

Sulafaat

10st 13lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Record of 0-15 over hurdles and generally struggling off this basement mark, so others preferred.

28/1

Form: P-9287 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

No chance with the winner when second over C&D in June, but below that level the last twice (burst blood vessel latest) and needs to rule out mistakes from his game; likes to sit handy but plenty of early pace about in this one, so jumping could well come under fire.

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4

7th Oct 2022

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

17:20 Downpatrick

Magic Piper

11st 13lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Gibney

in touch with leaders, jumped right 1st, prominent in chasing group when bumped 5th, lost position before 6th, dropped to rear before 9th, became detached when pulled up before 10th

9/1

3rd

6

14th Sep 2022

Good

2m 5f 47y

16:20 Sligo

Magic Piper

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

led narrowly, hit 4th, disputed lead from 6th, pushed along when headed after 3 out, left in lead and ridden 2 out, mistake and pecked on landing when headed last, soon no extra and lost second, burst blood vessel

9/2

7th

1

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Magic Piper

12st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 5th, nudged along and lost ground before 4 out, no impression from 3 out

11/2

Form: U0-7P0 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 0lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Nine-time winning veteran (14yo) a pound of the handicap, and hardly in the form of his life of late, but his experience will count for plenty here against quite a few lacking the latter, and it won't be a huge shock if he surprises a few in a race lacking an abundance of reliable operators.

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13

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 118y

15:05 Thurles

Capture The Drama

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Aengus King

led, headed after 4 out

25/1

10th

11

5th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Wexford

Capture The Drama

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Aengus King

soon led, clear 2nd, much reduced lead after 5th, headed 3 out

12/1

7th

11

3rd Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 5f 40y

12:07 Fairyhouse

Capture The Drama

10st 0lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Aengus King

Old boy showed that the fire still burns when winning from 16lb out of the handicap at Clonmel recently; he is 14lb out of the handicap again today and faces a difficult task.

28/1

Form: 0002-P

Last run: 107 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

0-10 hurdler pulled a big run out of nowhere when a 9l second at Tramore, but ran flat in the interim when pulled up at Wexford; back from a break and has plenty to prove here on debut over fences.

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16

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 185y

18:35 Sligo

Allez George

10st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: James M Barcoe

17-race maiden; badly out of form since second at Tramore near the end of the season before last.

25/1

12

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

14:40 Clonmel

Allez George

10st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: James M Barcoe

16-race maiden; 90 lengths last of nine on his sole start over fences; makes little appeal.

40/1

18

30th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 20y

16:17 Punchestown

Allez George

10st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: James M Barcoe

Second in handicap hurdle at Tramore last April but that looks a one off given his overall profile; tailed off in two starts since; others preferred.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta €1409.00
Straight Forecast €624.90
Tricast €6410.10
Trifecta €4766.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

A Mere Bagatelle

POSTDATA:

Magic Piper

The Irish Sun:

A Mere Bagatelle