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17:30 Sligo

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Riverstown Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4957.98
  • 3m 1f 150y
  • 14 runners
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Riverstown Handicap Chase

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £19.60
  • Place: £7.60

Form: /9-00P

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Point winner in May but shown nothing in trio of starts for this yard including back over fences latest.

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7th

17

29th Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 50y

16:10 Clonmel

Dangan Des Champs

10st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Robert Tyner

towards rear of midfield, headway after 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, no impression when hampered 2 out, soon no extra

1st

10

14th Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 150y

17:30 Sligo

Dangan Des Champs

10st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Robert Tyner

held up in midfield, headway 12th, pressed leaders going okay after 3 out, made challenge going best after 2 out, joined leader approaching last, led last, soon ridden and ran on, won going away

20/1

13

3rd Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 50y

17:35 Wexford

Dangan Des Champs

10st 6lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Robert Tyner

First reserve; well beaten in three starts for her current stable; others preferred.

12/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 75/839

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Dual point winner; 0-7 under Rules and probably wants the ground more testing than what he'll get it here; wears first-time cheekpieces.

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0

6

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

15:42 Navan

Diegos Way

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Cian Collins

Only one win from 17 chase starts; 2-21 in points and placed seven times, but badly out of form during the autumn points campaign.

33/1

7th

7

30th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 4

14:30 Cartmel

Diegos Way

10st 11lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Cian Michael Collins

Irish raider; still 9lb higher than when winning at Bangor (3m, good to soft) in October; didn't run badly when fourth at Perth (3m, good to soft) this month and will be favoured by any rain but needs to up his game.

9/1

4th

3

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Diegos Way

11st 7lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Cian Michael Collins

travelled strongly, held up in last 3rd, not fluent 1st, steady headway after 14th

8/1

20/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 360-P8

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

0-29 over fences; in behind a few of these at Ballinrobe on Friday and others look more likely.

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4th

10

25th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 160y

20:00 Limerick

Sanibel Island

10st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Hourigan

Won twice over fences within five days last October and generally in good form in defeat since; below best over 3m here when last seen but will be more at home back on this better ground.

11/1

4th

13

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 120y

16:35 Limerick

Sanibel Island

10st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Michael Hourigan

in touch with leaders on inner, not fluent 10th, not fluent 11th

8/1

6th

6

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

14:40 Clonmel

Sanibel Island

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Hourigan

In excellent form for his current handler, winning a pair of handicap chases on better ground in the autumn, and probably surpassed that when done in the final stride by today's rival Four Country Roads at Navan in January; up 3lb for that and 18lb in total since last autumn but every chance that he could go close again.

4/1

Form: U9-22P BF

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Made errors when pulled up at Wexford last week when a beaten favourite but only narrowly denied on his previous two runs; will be involved if he bounces back.

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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

Form: 442551

Last run: 5 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Ran on in game fashion to get up at Ballinrobe on Friday; running style is reliant on coming off a decent pace so he's not guaranteed to follow up under a 7lb penalty but has been in good form for a while and can't be ruled out.

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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

OUR TIP

Form: -5P7P0

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

1-41 and in poor form over both hurdles and fences so far this term; tailed off at Galway last week and needs first-time blinkers to spark a revival.

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5th

14

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:43 Kilbeggan

Esthers Marvel

10st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: David Kenneth Budds

Is 1-28 over hurdles; hit the frame in a couple of starts this winter but lost her way subsequently; can go well fresh so not ruled out despite 130-day absence.

50/1

11th

16

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Punchestown

Esthers Marvel

11st 12lb

J: Tessa Condon

T: David Kenneth Budds

Modest handicap hurdler-chaser and an unlikely scorer here.

66/1

Form: 23246-

Last run: 155 days

W: 10st 10lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

0-15 over fences but some promising form in Britain last season; record suggests he will probably need this on return from 155 days off.

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8th

13

1st May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Wee Small Hours

10st 0lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: M M Rice

held up in rear, some headway when not fluent 5 out

33/1

21th

24

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

16:52 Naas

Wee Small Hours

10st 13lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: M M Rice

Veteran and inconsistent these days but it was a good run when fourth behind Longhouse Poet last time; not ruled out back over timber.

8/1

4th

8

17th Mar 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 2f 50y

15:50 Down Royal

Wee Small Hours

11st 0lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: M M Rice

towards rear, headway and in touch with leaders 12th, good jump to lead 13th, bad mistake and jockey lost irons 3 out, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out

200/1

Form: -35192 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Right back to his best when runner-up over timber last time and has to be of interest here from his much reduced chase mark having shown promise over fences last term.

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2

14th Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 150y

17:30 Sligo

Not So Simple

12st 0lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

midfield early, mistake 1st, in rear when pushed along briefly and reminder after 10th, pushed along and no impression after 11th, mistake and reminder 4 out, mistake 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

7/2

2nd

7

8th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 157y

20:30 Ballinrobe

Not So Simple

10st 9lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

raced in second, disputed lead 3rd, raced in second from 5 out, raced wide and lost second approaching last, ridden and ran on well run-in, went second inside final 110yds

10/1

9th

15

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 60y

14:30 Galway

Not So Simple

10st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Norman Lee

disputed lead, lost position and prominent after 2nd, lost position and mistake 11th, ridden and rallied 3 out, soon lost position and dropped to last, tailed off

12/1

Form: 83080-

Last run: 160 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

0-15 (0-9 under Rules); tailed off in three runs over hurdles this year; likely best watched on chase debut returning from five months off.

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5

14th Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 150y

17:30 Sligo

Autumn Crusade

11st 9lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

didn't jump well, held up in behind leaders, carried right 6th, weakening when pushed along and dropped to rear before 12th, pulled up before 2 out

25/1

17th

16

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:03 Limerick

Autumn Crusade

11st 3lb

J: J B Kane

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Down Royal third in December his standout effort, didn't appear to stay 2m4f both starts since; visor now replaces cheekpieces; drop back in trip to suit.

8/1

8th

3

17th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:35 Down Royal

Autumn Crusade

11st 11lb

J: Danny Hand

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Not a model of consistency but went down narrowly in a 2m1f handicap hurdle here at Christmas before a poor run at Fairyhouse; yet to prove himself over this trip but not one to dismiss if turning up here at his best.

8/1

Form: 40-042

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

12-race maiden; hitting the frame over hurdles in recent starts but tough ask on chase debut and stamina to prove at this trip.

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11

20th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 70y

18:20 Kilbeggan

Getaclan

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: D McNamara

in touch with leaders

33/1

15th

19

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

16:52 Naas

Getaclan

10st 13lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: D McNamara

18-race maiden and finished a long way behind the re-opposing Tangental last time out.

20/1

8th

10

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:55 Clonmel

Getaclan

10st 13lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D McNamara

Two fair efforts last twice in handicap hurdles at Limerick and Fairyhouse; each-way claims if she can repeat that over a trip she seems to stay.

8/1

Form: -80269 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Went off too hard at Ballinrobe last time when behind Chief Seattle but his two previous starts suggested he may have another chase win in him; could easily bounce back.

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11th

10

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Rudy Catrail

12st 3lb

J: Shauna Carroll

T: E Sheehy

.

66/1

0

9

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:00 Tramore

Rudy Catrail

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

Front-running veteran who retains ability and enthusiasm; however, three most recent runs raise doubts; jumped poorly and dropped away tamely at Wexford, fell at Ballinrobe, unseated at Fairyhouse; on the positive side, he was in good form during summer, notching a well-deserved 3m1f win at Roscommon and three seconds.

8/1

0

4

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 107y

13:03 Fairyhouse

Rudy Catrail

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: E Sheehy

Front-running veteran who retains ability and enthusiasm; however, two most recent runs raise doubts; jumped poorly and dropped away tamely at Wexford, and fell at Ballinrobe last time; on the positive side, he was in good form during summer, notching a well-deserved 3m1f win at Roscommon and three seconds.

100/30

Form: 600-40

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Point winner; shown very little in his three starts since returning in April and fell on sole chase outing.

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5th

15

8th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 55y

15:52 Fairyhouse

Mickey Shea

10st 13lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Denis W Cullen

midfield

16/1

11

14th Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 150y

17:30 Sligo

Mickey Shea

10st 13lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Denis W Cullen

Point winner; shown very little in his three starts since returning in April and fell on sole chase outing.

16/1

11th

10

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 14y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Mickey Shea

11st 0lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Denis W Cullen

towards rear on outer, pushed along before 2 out, struggling and beaten approaching last

12/1

Form: P-9P00

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

40-race maiden; long way behind some of these at Ballinrobe on Friday.

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5th

1

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

15:40 Punchestown

Fr Gilligansvoyge

12st 2lb

J: Mr Pat Taaffe

T: John G Carr

in touch with leaders, headway and briefly went third from 3 out, weakened after 2 out

11/2

1

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 140y

16:37 Down Royal

Fr Gilligansvoyge

12st 0lb

J: Mr Pat Taaffe

T: John G Carr

in rear throughout, pulled up approaching last

14/1

5th

3

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

17:05 Gowran Park

Fr Gilligansvoyge

12st 0lb

J: Mr Pat Taaffe

T: John G Carr

Won the confined Bishopscourt Cup at Punchestown in April; fair form in orthodox races early in the new season, notably when second in a 2m3f handicap at Kilbeggan in July; 72-rated handicapper looks out of his depth in this company.

25/1

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Non-runners

Cluan Dara, Mickey Shea, Fr Gilligansvoyge

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Payout
Exacta €2856.00
Straight Forecast €2117.30
Tricast €12600.10
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Not So Simple

The Irish Sun:

Chief Seattle

RP Ratings (IRE):

Wee Small Hours

POSTDATA:

Not So Simple