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Paddy Power Cork Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade B)

  • Prize money: £22310.92
  • 3m 4f 0y
  • 17 runners
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Paddy Power Cork Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade B)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £16.60
  • Place: £3.10

Form: -66442

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Maiden after five runs over fences and far from fluent at his obstacles; 3m winner over hurdles has plenty of stamina and very good 7lb claimer rides but this will be a severe examination of his jumping; 2lb wrong.

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6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Captain Kangaroo

10st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Has National honours having won the Cork version in November (3m4f, soft/heavy); it's been a sorry state of affairs since then with four non-completions and, while his trainer can work wonders, he's not overly appealing with that background.

20/1

7

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 4f 40y

14:10 Punchestown

Captain Kangaroo

10st 9lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

Beat Defi Bleu in the Munster National, now 10lb higher; let down by his jumping over the National fences in the Becher and in the Paddy Power; reportedly made a noise when pulled up in the Thyestes; not a betting proposition against that background.

16/1

15

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Captain Kangaroo

10st 7lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

Beat Defi Bleu in the Munster National, now 10lb higher; let down by his jumping in two subsequent starts, over the National fences in the Becher and in the Paddy Power.

20/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 461P-6

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Bounced back to form when winning over 3m at Fairyhouse in the spring and fair sixth in Munster National on last month's return where it looked like he needed it; fair chance that he will stay and of interest with Russell aboard.

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10th

17

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

14:30 Navan

Defi Bleu

10st 9lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Gordon Elliott

Well held eighth in this last year in similar conditions and he unseated five out on his return last month so he may still need a run to get going; has place claims if he is fully tuned up but others are more solid.

25/1

0

7

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Limerick

Defi Bleu

10st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Gordon Elliott

Failed to win last season after starting the campaign with sixth placing in this event; showed good form on his final three starts; third to Coko Beach in 3m4f National Trial at Punchestown, fifth in the Kim Muir, and a battling third of six finishers in 27-runner Irish Grand National, 1 1/2l behind stablemate Gevrey.

12/1

3rd

20

10th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 5f 0y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Defi Bleu

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Gordon Elliott

Knows what these sort of races are about but he's none too predictable and finished behind some of these in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham; would be a surprise winner.

28/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 12-102

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Progressive in staying contests on better ground this year, winning over 3m2f at Killarney and second in Kerry National latest; goes on soft but doubtful that he wants it really testing and that is the main concern.

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33

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Recite A Prayer

10st 2lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

All his three wins under rules were on good ground but his third of 17 in the Cork National (3m4f) came in the mud; major backward steps in his two races since (he's been off since Christmas) and the first of them was over these fences.

66/1

20th

12

27th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

15:00 Leopardstown

Recite A Prayer

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders on inner, lost position and pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened

18/1

12th

6

3rd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 188y

Class 1

14:05 Aintree

Recite A Prayer

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Won two handicap chases in the spring and has continued the good work in autumn, finishing second in the Kerry National (3m, good) then third to stablemate Captain Kangaroo in the Cork National (3m4f, soft to heavy); this 7yo could have more to offer for his top trainer and is respected.

12/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 32360-

Last run: 202 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Had a run before finishing third in this last year and went on to fill same position in Troytown and Thyestes before form tapered off; stays all day but will be hard for him to win this first time out.

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25

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Mister Fogpatches

10st 8lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

never better than midfield, detached 3 out (usual 4 out), pulled up approaching last

50/1

6th

7

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Mister Fogpatches

10st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: P A Fahy

prominent, soon went second, lost position after 3 out, no extra from 2 out

25/1

0

4

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Cheltenham

Mister Fogpatches

11st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: P A Fahy

Well beaten on the Flat last month, after a break, and also struggled when 100-1 for Grade 2 chase a week later; this handicap chase is a more suitable assignment but he's yet to add to his 3m7f win at the 2021 Punchestown festival and others have much more persuasive profiles.

16/1

Form: -61078 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Useful mare on her day but tailed off in this a year ago; has struggled since winning on summer ground at Kilbeggan in July and these conditions won't be suitable for her.

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11th

7

25th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Waitnsee

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

Dual chase winner, including a Cork Grade 3 in 2021; has won at this track over hurdles and was also 2nd in the Midlands National over C&D; poor when last seen over fences but a decent hurdles run here since; cheekpieces tried.

14/1

2nd

7

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:13 Kilbeggan

Waitnsee

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Course winner 11 months ago but lost her way since and pulled up or tailed off in last three starts; reverts to hurdles.

14/1

16

29th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Waitnsee

10st 5lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: John Patrick Ryan

Strong stayer but struggled with consistency and only effort of note since her last win (July 2022) was a fifth in November's Cork National; others preferred.

40/1

Form: P9-423 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Romped home off 5lb higher mark in this race two years ago, his only chase win to date; has been running quite well for new yard this year including when third over hurdles at Gowran last month, which was clearly a prep for this; 2lb wrong but more importantly a feather-weight on his back which could be crucial.

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19th

22

28th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Dromore Lad

10st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: James Andrew Fahey

midfield

40/1

6th

15

6th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:13 Cork

Dromore Lad

10st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: James Andrew Fahey

Romped home off 5lb higher mark in this race two years ago, his only chase win to date; has been running quite well for new yard this year including when third over hurdles at Gowran last month, which was clearly a prep for this; 2lb wrong but more importantly a feather-weight on his back which could be crucial.

7/1

Form: 412337

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Likeable mare at her own level but 8lb wrong here; off the mark over fences at Tramore this summer and ran well in Gowran novice but probably doesn't want really deep ground and stiff task.

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1st

3

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 150y

14:50 Navan

Influential Lady

11st 1lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

in touch with leaders, went third when nudged along 2 out, keeping on when switched right and went second when pushed along before last, ridden to lead run-in, won going away

16/1

3rd

2

27th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 90y

16:45 Sligo

Influential Lady

11st 11lb

J: J J Slevin

T: James M Barcoe

prominent, not fluent 1st, dropped to rear before 4 out, headway when raced wide before 2 out, ridden and went third when wandered around run-in, no match for first two

7/1

Form: /PF87-

Last run: 294 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Ran well until falling four out in this last year; ground no issue but 9lb wrong and has been off since January.

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8th

17

6th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:13 Cork

Glorious Galway

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: D McNamara

Ran well until falling four out in this last year; ground no issue but 9lb wrong and has been off since January.

28/1

13

16th May 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

19:30 Killarney

Glorious Galway

10st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: D McNamara

25/1

12/1

Form: 92410-

Last run: 202 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 146

Form & Verdict

Thyestes fourth won Leinster National at Naas on his next start (3m, heavy); didn't see out trip in Irish National when last seen and doesn't have great record first time out.

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7th

2

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Diol Ker

11st 9lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Sole chase win came for Noel Meade in 3m Leinster National at Naas in 2022; found wanting this term; form has included seventh in the Paddy Power and sixth in the Thyestes; 80-1, pulled up in the Irish Grand National.

40/1

9

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Diol Ker

11st 3lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't jump well, jumped right on occasions, in touch with leaders early, midfield when jumped right 10th, weakened 16th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out

50/1

Form: /214-P

Last run: 168 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

Midlands National winner on soft ground at Uttoxeter over 4m2f and fourth in Irish National; third to Braeside in this last year on seasonal return; plenty of weight but has his conditions.

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5

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Screaming Colours

11st 2lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: William Durkan

towards rear, mistake 4th, not fluent in rear 10th, detached 16th, pulled up before 5 out

20/1

1

6th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:13 Cork

Screaming Colours

11st 12lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: William Durkan

Midlands National winner on soft ground at Uttoxeter over 4m2f and fourth in Irish National; third to Braeside in this last year on seasonal return; plenty of weight but has his conditions.

8/1

4th

12

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Screaming Colours

11st 1lb

J: Mr J J Codd

T: William Durkan

Veteran with low mileage; terrifically consistent in seven starts since November 2020; has looked better than ever in two runs this season; well clear of third-placed Mister Fogpatches when second in the 3m4f Cork National in October; improved on last year's fourth placing when winning the Midlands National at Uttoxeter; up 15lb for those two runs.

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Form: 14P3P- CD

Last run: 236 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Won this on heavy ground first time out last season off 132 and good fourth in Paddy Power at Leopardstown at Christmas; nothing since but he'll be primed for this repeat bid.

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7

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Braeside

11st 2lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

Single-figure odds when pulled-up in this race last year; nothing since to inspire support; pulled-up in the Cork National, trailed in ninth of ten finishers in the Porterstown Chase.

20/1

9th

2

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 5f 0y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Braeside

11st 10lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, pushed along and lost position 3 out, soon weakened, eased from 2 out

12/1

3

6th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:13 Cork

Braeside

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Won this on heavy ground first time out last season off 132 and good fourth in Paddy Power at Leopardstown at Christmas; nothing since but he'll be primed for this repeat bid.

10/1

Form: P38FP-

Last run: 198 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Won the Porterstown over 3m5f on good ground at Fairyhouse a year ago but form tailed off in the spring; testing ground may not suit and stiff task.

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7

6th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:13 Cork

Smoking Gun

11st 0lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

Won the Porterstown over 3m5f on good ground at Fairyhouse a year ago but form tailed off in the spring; testing ground may not suit and stiff task.

25/1

2

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:45 Perth

Smoking Gun

11st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

30

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Smoking Gun

10st 5lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Gordon Elliott

Won over C&D in November off 7lb lower than now; also managed third over 3m here in February; faded from the second-last in the Kim Muir.

Form: 11F3-P

Last run: 159 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Won over 2m6f at Punchestown this time last year and good third over 3m at the festival there in April; this trip is a step into the unknown for him after five months off.

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9

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:40 Clonmel

Fully Charged

10st 13lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Henry De Bromhead

Decent chaser hasn't shown much in three hurdles starts lately, including when tailed-off at Punchestown last time; questions to answer.

28/1

16th

2

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:45 Punchestown

Fully Charged

11st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

didn't always jump with fluency, soon led, headed and prominent before 3rd, mistake 7th, soon dropped to midfield, weakened before 4 out

25/1

5th

2

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Fully Charged

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

led, soon clear

25/1

Form: 210PP-

Last run: 231 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Lost form after winning 3m1f handicap at Cheltenham over a year ago; first run since March and heavy ground a big concern.

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9

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Definite Plan

10st 9lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

never better than midfield, no extra towards rear 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

16/1

5th

2

2nd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 2

15:12 Uttoxeter

Definite Plan

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Gordon Elliott

Creditable second, clear of remainder, in similar event at Perth (3m) last month despite jumping left; has a modest overall strike-rate but again holds place possibilities, especially back on left-handed course.

12/1

Form: 4-2122 BF

Last run: 79 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Youngster did well in novice company on summer ground and runner-up on handicap bow at Kilbeggan but this will be an entirely different sort of test for him and more battle-hardened types preferred.

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10

6th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:13 Cork

Siberian Prince

10st 9lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Noel Meade

Youngster did well in novice company on summer ground and runner-up on handicap bow at Kilbeggan but this will be an entirely different sort of test for him and more battle-hardened types preferred.

12/1

17

23rd Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:35 Limerick

Siberian Prince

10st 9lb

J: Jonathan Moore

T: Noel Meade

First reserve; 6yo not overly exposed over fences and has won around here before but career-best required to land hot handicap such as this.

2nd

1

19th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Siberian Prince

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Noel Meade

led, not fluent 9th, pushed along after 2 out, ridden when headed approaching last, no extra run-in

11/4

Form: 1P51-0 D

Last run: 100 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Easy winner of Ulster National over this trip on good ground at Downpatrick in March and found things happening too quickly over shorter at Galway in mid-summer; has bits and pieces of form on testing ground but was pulled up in this race last year on heavy.

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8th

1

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 7f 40y

12:47 Punchestown

Spades Are Trumps

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

always towards rear, in touch with leaders when mistake 3 out, soon became detached when nudged along, weakening when jumped slightly right 2 out, tailed off

12/1

7th

11

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 5f 0y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Spades Are Trumps

10st 6lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, pushed along and some headway 3 out, ridden from 2 out, kept on run-in, never near to challenge

11/1

12

6th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:13 Cork

Spades Are Trumps

10st 6lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Easy winner of Ulster National over this trip on good ground at Downpatrick in March and found things happening too quickly over shorter at Galway in mid-summer; has bits and pieces of form on testing ground but was pulled up in this race last year on heavy.

12/1

Form: 3034-U

Last run: 154 days

W: 10st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Hugely frustrating veteran actually lightly-raced for one of his age; percentage call is to oppose him but ran well a couple of times in the spring, no weight and dashing young rider aboard so not without a chance.

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8

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:50 Navan

Glenloe

10st 8lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

0-15 over fences; no wins since his maiden hurdle success in 2016 and he's failed to complete in his last four starts.

40/1

1

19th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 170y

15:10 Punchestown

Glenloe

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, mistake towards rear 5 out, weakened from 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

8/1

19

27th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:20 Navan

Glenloe

10st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Gordon Elliott

Doesn't appear the force of old but mark of 123 an attractive one on his best form; saddle slipped last time in Cork Grand National when pulled up; Rachael Blackmore partners 11yo for the first time; 1lb out of the handicap.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €2170.00
Straight Forecast €1293.70
Tricast €7628.70
Trifecta €15640.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Smoking Gun

POSTDATA:

Recite A Prayer

TOPSPEED:

Screaming Colours

SPOTLIGHT:

Dromore Lad

The Irish Sun:

Smoking Gun