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14:35 Sligo

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Leo McMorrow Memorial Novice Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5453.78
  • 2m 1f 55y
  • 8 runners
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Leo McMorrow Memorial Novice Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.20
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 954112 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Finally off the mark with a handicap hurdle win at Limerick before following up on chase debut at Tramore from an 8lb lower mark; only beaten a neck back over timber last time and could be capable of further improvement if he can learn to settle better; should run a big race.

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10th

14

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:55 Cork

Golden Sandbanks

11st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul W Flynn

Versatile 7yo won over hurdles at Sligo (2m2f) last summer and twice on the flat in the autumn; has his ground here although unproven over this far.

16/1

Form: -F3F57 BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back over hurdles in April; it's been a mixed bag since and he was well below form when a beaten favourite at Killarney last time from this reduced chase mark; however, possibly didn't see out the trip and he's hard to rule out back at this sort of distance.

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0

1

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 91y

12:45 Thurles

Name Me Famous

12st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Back to his best with C&D success earlier in the month; 7lb rise possibly harsh but he's entitled to come on for that first run in four months; quicker ground is fine.

7/1

1st

7

2nd Nov 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 66y

13:30 Thurles

Name Me Famous

11st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

in touch with leaders, prominent after 2 out, challenging when ridden before last, led and kept on well after last

6/1

16/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: -69045 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

0-16 under Rules; below form over hurdles this summer and likely best watched on chase debut here.

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0

10

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 150y

14:45 Tramore

Alexharwill

10st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: L Young

walked to post, in rear, detached 2nd

14/1

0

4

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 7f 110y

17:15 Tramore

Alexharwill

11st 5lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: L Young

Some encouraging signs on one two occasions over fences but overall record is patchy and add in the lack of a recent run, and he has his work cut out; vulnerable.

28/1

9th

11

3rd Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

13:40 Thurles

Alexharwill

10st 9lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: L Young

20-race maiden; had shaped with promise over fences prior to struggling at Clonmel last week when possibly unsuited by the very testing ground; handicap mark looks workable if he can get back on track.

16/1

Form: 73600-

Last run: 185 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Promising handicap hurdle debut when hitting the frame at Limerick in December but struggled subsequently; tough ask on chase debut returning from 185 days off.

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6th

8

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

Happy Dreams

10st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Michael J McDonagh

Four-time chase winner; career best in Listed handicap at Limerick over Christmas; didn't build on that at Naas in January and disappointing favourite over timber since; vulnerable back down in trip.

25/1

6th

9

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Happy Dreams

11st 6lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Michael J McDonagh

Made it 4-10 over fences at Limerick in December and didn't run badly when seventh at Naas since; should go well from his lower hurdle mark.

12/1

7th

8

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:12 Naas

Happy Dreams

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Switched between hurdling and chasing with some success last season; same again this season; twice placed over hurdles before winning the valuable Tim Duggan Memorial over an extended 2m3f at Limerick; 2m probably too short for him, even at this stiff track.

10/1

Form: P0-948

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

All three wins under Rules came over hurdles in a purple patch two years ago; 0-14 over fences and probably needs further than this these days; well held back in a handicap last month.

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5th

5

14th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 55y

14:35 Sligo

Trees Valley

10st 6lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: W J Burke

prominent early, towards rear but in touch with leaders when not fluent and jumped slightly left 3 out, soon pushed along, not fluent and ridden 2 out, soon weakened, no impression when jumped slightly left last

6/1

8th

7

14th Aug 2022

Good

1m 7f 150y

15:25 Tramore

Trees Valley

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: W J Burke

disputed lead early, led clearly 2nd, joined 6th, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakening when mistake 2 out

12/1

4th

8

20th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

18:45 Limerick

Trees Valley

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: W J Burke

led, slowed tempo before 6th, increased tempo 5 out, headed after 3 out, soon ridden, weakened after 2 out, squeezed out when awkward jump last

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: -42347

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

25-race maiden across both codes (0-10 over jumps); best effort came in a beginners' at Limerick in July but tailed off at Roscommon last month; tough opening mark for handicap debut.

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1st

3

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

Custers Mistake

11st 10lb

J: Mr D McGill

T: Ross Tumilty

midfield, headway and prominent behind clear leader 3rd, ridden and went second after last, led final 110yds, soon clear

22/1

14th

8

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Custers Mistake

11st 6lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Ross Tumilty

Ran well in a claimer for John O'Neill in July but was pulled up here on yard debut since; all his best form is on quicker ground.

50/1

Form: U-9091 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Had been struggling over hurdles but caused a 28-1 upset on her chase debut in a novice at Tramore last month; her jumping improved as that contest progressed and she should have more to offer here, though will need to improve to defy this opening mark.

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13th

9

(9)

16th Nov 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Elegant Lass

8st 13lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Thomas Gibney

Three-time winner over hurdles; won a rated novice chase at Tramore in August; never better than fifth in eight starts at this venue; faded badly after prominent showing over 1m4f here last Friday.

20/1

12th

11

(9)

11th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Elegant Lass

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Thomas Gibney

Not seen on the Flat for nearly two years when beaten 22l over C&D; found some form over fences at the end of the summer; interesting back on the level having improved over jumps since last seen in this sphere.

4/1

10

4th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 100y

14:40 Down Royal

Elegant Lass

10st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Thomas Gibney

Won on chase debut at Tramore in August and still involved when coming down at Sligo when last seen; progress on the cards here, although all her best form is on good ground; booking of Brouder claiming 5lb is a plus.

8/1

Form: 847064

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back over hurdles at this time last year; hinting at a return to form over timber of late including a fair fourth on Friday but she struggled in three chase starts earlier this year; hard to fancy from a stiff enough opening chase mark.

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Payout
Exacta €112.00
Straight Forecast €129.90
Tricast €425.70
Trifecta €465.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Golden Sandbanks

SPOTLIGHT:

Name Me Famous

RP Ratings (IRE):

Trees Valley

POSTDATA:

Golden Sandbanks

The Irish Sun:

Golden Sandbanks