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Co-Op Superstores Handicap Chase (Grade B)

  • Prize money: £22310.92
  • 2m 1f 140y
  • 11 runners
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Co-Op Superstores Handicap Chase (Grade B)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.20

Form: F94-31 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Grade 3 winner as a novice and has been largely consistent in handicaps without managing to win one in ten attempts; ran well in handicaps over further at Punchestown and Galway festivals before winning a five-runner conditions event at Ballinrobe; that was over this trip but a bit further would suit better.

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6th

4

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Fan De Blues

11st 9lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

Close third of 20 in the always-strong Blazers Handicap at last year's Galway Festival (2m6f, good to yielding) and kept to 2m1f since, winning at Ballinrobe and Cork before struggling in handicaps at Fairyhouse; by no means a natural chaser and these fences will test that part of his game.

25/1

3

14th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

14:12 Fairyhouse

Fan De Blues

11st 3lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump with fluency, held up in rear, bit short of room 2nd, pushed along and no extra after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

7/1

8th

1

3rd Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 165y

12:42 Fairyhouse

Fan De Blues

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

In the form of his life at present; recorded his highest RPR when winning a Ballinrobe conditions chase before easily scoring in a Cork handicap last time; went up 8lb for that but is on such an upward curve that he could defy that rise.

100/30

33/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 4-5455 D BF

Last run: 88 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Well held in four starts during the summer and is just 1-16 over fences; cheekpieces added but looks outclassed from 7lb out of the handicap.

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13th

14

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Punchestown

Turbo

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Lee Gonet

T: J R Finn

Second in a valuable handicap chase at Cork in October; likely to find a few too speedy.

25/1

9th

9

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

2m 1f 166y

13:44 Thurles

Turbo

10st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: J R Finn

Consistent enough type but is ust 3-31 under rules; was a fine second from out of the handicap at Cork in October but was pulled-up at Punchestown last month; has to rebound.

14/1

13

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 140y

12:55 Punchestown

Turbo

10st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: J R Finn

soon led, headed but prominent 1st, jumped left 4 out

12/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 303-00

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won a couple of ordinary handicap hurdles in 2020 and unfortunate not to have added to his tally with several good placed efforts in strong races last term including when placed at Punchestown festival; second in Down Royal beginners' was pick of five runs over fences last year; handicap bow under in-form jockey; 1lb wrong.

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3rd

6

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

18:25 Taunton

Bread And Butter

11st 9lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Easily his best run for this yard was his first when runner-up in a big field at last year's Punchestown festival; hasn't been threatening a return to that form and remains best watched.

6/1

Form: 134574 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

6yo has already run 34 times; off the mark over fences at Tramore in August and some creditable efforts since including when not disgraced in Grade 3 contest at Punchestown on Wednesday; one of three runners for yard.

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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: 631252

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Formerly very useful on the Flat; won Tramore handicap chase in June and runner-up at Killarney last time but takes a big step up in grade which will test his jumping; 3lb wrong.

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7th

9

29th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 57y

14:25 Punchestown

Pythion

11st 8lb

J: Miss A L Fitzgibbon

T: Michael Winters

Won over fences at Tramore in July and made a solid return to hurdles last time at Clonmel on testing ground; this better ground suits, so considered.

13/2

4th

10

17th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 61y

13:47 Clonmel

Pythion

10st 6lb

J: Miss A L Fitzgibbon

T: Michael Winters

Formerly very useful on the Flat and has won over hurdles and fences; this mark wouldn't be beyond him but he would prefer better ground.

14/1

5th

10

16th Oct 2022

Good

2m 1f 140y

16:50 Cork

Pythion

10st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Winters

in touch with leaders on outer, headway and prominent 8th, slightly hampered and ridden 3 out, weakened approaching last

12/1

Form: 5-1330 D

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Highly progressive handicapper at around this trip over last two years with six wins to his name, the latest off 5lb lower mark at Punchestown in May; well held since then and back from a break but not ruled out by any means.

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8th

6

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 158y

13:53 Thurles

Espion Du Chenet

10st 5lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Louise G Lyons

didn't always jump with fluency, in rear throughout, detached when weakened after 4 out, tailed off when eased after 2 out

25/1

9th

11

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Listowel

Espion Du Chenet

10st 5lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Louise G Lyons

Has done a lot of racing since his last win, two most recent runs provide no encouragement; tailed off in Kilbeggan race in which Irish Blaze was third two week ago.

25/1

Form: 341233

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Likeable mare won three times over hurdles last year and off the mark over fences at Tramore in August; was run over by Kitty Galore in Ballinrobe hurdle the following month; creditable third in Gowran novice chase last time but that was over almost a mile farther than today's trip.

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OUR TIP

Form: 505135 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Ex-British performer won twice for Gordon Elliott including 2m2f Galway festival handicap; picked up by current handler from a claiming hurdle at Ballinrobe; well beaten back at Galway last time and held by Kitty Galore on that form.

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6th

2

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Vado Forte

11st 11lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

towards rear

10/1

5th

2

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:58 Cork

Vado Forte

11st 7lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

held up in rear, headway after 5 out, weakened from 2 out

6/1

Form: F5-152 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Front-runner came back from injury to win easily over hurdles at Ballinrobe; probably went too hard when fifth in Listowel handicap chase (2m6f) but only worn down close home over this trip at Galway last time and could be hard to peg back here with no hill to climb at the end.

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11

11th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Gowran Park

Kitty Galore

10st 3lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Had been consistent enough this season but pulled too hard over 2m5f at Leopardstown last week; has a squeak down in trip on some of her earlier efforts but yard form is quiet.

18/1

4th

9

5th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:55 Leopardstown

Kitty Galore

10st 3lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Four-time winner and normally runs her race; decent third at Thurles last month; more needed but not one to discount.

14/1

3rd

4

23rd Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 149y

15:05 Thurles

Kitty Galore

11st 1lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

led, not fluent 2nd, headed but pressed leader from 3rd

10/1

Form: 21F-43

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Three wins over hurdles and still unexposed in this sphere after just five runs; won at Down Royal early in the year; needed the run when well behind Fan De Blues at Ballinrobe in August and much better when third in Listowel handicap although his jumping was again less than fluent there.

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10th

14

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Bythesametoken

10st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Generally reliable but he was ending a losing run when winning at Killarney (2m1f, yielding to soft) in October; has nothing to fear from the conditions but balance of form suggests he'll be up against it from 2lb out of the weights.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta €165.00
Straight Forecast €155.30
Tricast €562.00
Trifecta €1708.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Fan De Blues

TOPSPEED:

The Dara Man

SPOTLIGHT:

Kitty Galore

POSTDATA:

Fan De Blues

The Irish Sun:

Fan De Blues