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14:40 Naas

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Mongey Communications Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £6445.38
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Mongey Communications Beginners Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.40
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 22213- D

Last run: 197 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

High class novice hurdler last season, gaining a deserved Grade 1 success at Aintree; potentially exciting recruit to fences and likely to prove hard to beat having won first time out last two seasons.

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7

29th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Three Stripe Life

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

High-class novice hurdler last season, gaining a deserved Grade 1 success at Aintree after three top-level seconds, including twice behind Sir Gerhard; put in a pleasing round of jumping on chasing debut at Naas; sent off favourite for the Drinmore but lost his chance at the eighth when he blundered and the saddle slipped.

13/8

10

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 3f 165y

13:55 Fairyhouse

Three Stripe Life

11st 12lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear of midfield

4/1

1st

10

12th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Naas

Three Stripe Life

11st 12lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

soon led at slow pace, headed and raced in second after 3rd, pressed leader when left in lead and clear 2 out, soon pushed along, jumped slightly left last, eased towards finish, easily

8/11

8/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 200-72 D BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Winner of his sole point-to-point; good hurdler although two years without a win; showed his well-being with a narrow defeat in a 3m handicap hurdle at Gowran last month and could go well here.

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8

29th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Unexpected Depth

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Oliver McKiernan

Recorded the most recent of three hurdle wins over two years ago; made a good start over fences at Naas, chasing home 12l winner Three Stripe Life after a couple of mistakes and being hampered by a faller; disappointing at Thurles five weeks ago, and held by Churchstonewarrior on that evidence.

14/1

4th

8

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

12:30 Thurles

Unexpected Depth

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

No win for two years over hurdles but made a highly promising chase debut at Naas 12 days ago when chasing home the very classy Three Stripe Life after a couple of mistakes and being hampered by a faller; step up in trip will suit and bound to improve for the experience; could well go close.

4/1

2nd

11

12th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Naas

Unexpected Depth

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Winner of his sole point-to-point; good hurdler although two years without a win; showed his well-being with a narrow defeat in a 3m handicap hurdle at Gowran last month and could go well here.

8/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 12P-55 D BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a Leopardstown maiden hurdle over 2m4f last spring; returned with a couple of indifferent runs over hurdles and switches to fences; very much the stable second string here and best watched.

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9

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Ballykeel

10st 5lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Delivered a career-best performance in winning the Perth Gold Cup (3m, good to soft) last June but fared less well back there on his next start; fair third over 2m5f at Killarney last August, absent since but finished second in this year and may have been kept for this.

9/1

3rd

2

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 180y

17:25 Killarney

Ballykeel

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, outpaced and lost position 4 out, left in remote fourth 2 out, ran on and went third towards finish

5/1

Form: 73-B87

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fair maiden hurdler was tailed off on chasing bow at Roscommon; fared fractionally better at Wexford latest; needs this for a handicap mark.

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11th

13

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 20y

19:55 Kilbeggan

The Tack Room

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John E & Thomas Kiely

Got off the mark when winning a Fairyhouse handicap chase in testing ground in January; wasn't disgraced when out of the handicap in the Leinster National since; could still have improvement to come, so respected.

6/1

6th

14

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 126y

16:52 Naas

The Tack Room

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John E Kiely

towards rear of midfield, headway and in touch with leaders when mistake and lost position 3 out, keeping on when mistake 2 out, soon ridden, weakened run-in

11/2

1st

5

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:23 Fairyhouse

The Tack Room

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John E Kiely

prominent early, dropped to midfield before 5th, headway and pressed leaders 3 out, soon challenging on outer, led when pushed along from 2 out, ridden when faced strong challenge after last, kept on well

11/2

Form: 065P-9 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Went up 18lb for two handicap hurdle wins at the end of last year; no show on his chase debut at Wexford two weeks ago; best watched.

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14th

8

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Priory Park

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

Only two wins came back-to-back around this time two years ago; has been raced almost exclusively over hurdles in the past 14 months and has become undependable.

25/1

0

10

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

15:25 Cork

Priory Park

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: E J O’Grady

prominent

14/1

0

16

6th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

19:25 Tipperary

Priory Park

11st 3lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: E J O’Grady

prominent

12/1

Form: 361-04

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Got off the mark over hurdles in a Kilbeggan handicap in April; well beaten on his chase debut at Down Royal last week; best watched for now.

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2nd

7

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 100y

18:40 Kilbeggan

Huntingtown

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: E J O’Grady

led

11/2

3rd

6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 118y

15:05 Thurles

Huntingtown

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: E J O’Grady

prominent, went second after 4 out, made challenge before 2 out, ridden and outpaced approaching last, kept on and went third run-in

16/1

8

29th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:55 Limerick

Huntingtown

11st 7lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: E J O’Grady

prominent early, soon dropped to midfield, pushed along and weakened 3 out (usual 4 out), pulled up 2 out

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 115/U D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Listed novice winner a couple of seasons ago for Mathew Smith but missed nearly two years; tailed off on September return and unseated at opening flight at Galway; others preferred on his chase debut.

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6

28th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Formal Order

11st 10lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Won back-to-back in 2020 including a Listed novice hurdle; really struggled in five runs for this yard though and tailed off again last time; blinkers now tried.

20/1

11th

3

19th Dec 2022

Frozen

2m 7f 100y

13:10 Punchestown

Formal Order

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Ross O’Sullivan

midfield

25/1

Form: 7

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Average pointer and last of seven on his chase debut at Galway; makes little appeal.

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3rd

9

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 110y

17:20 Downpatrick

Definetly Darsi

11st 0lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

1-6 in points and 0-9 over fences; has yet to get even placed and he ran no race last time at Killarney.

25/1

0

11

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:45 Killarney

Definetly Darsi

10st 9lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Cian Collins

Point winner is lightly-raced maiden under Rules; fair fifth at Wexford in the spring; well-beaten fourth to Glenmalure Lodge at Ballinrobe after a break but should strip fitter here.

12/1

4th

8

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:55 Ballinrobe

Definetly Darsi

11st 6lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Cian Michael Collins

Point winner had shown little under Rules until Wexford fifth but that was back in March and off since; not much mileage on the clock and may improve.

10/1

Form: /90/50

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ordinary hurdles form and well beaten on his chase debut at Wexford; makes little appeal.

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9th

4

12th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Naas

Gap Of Dunloe

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Ordinary hurdles form and well beaten on his chase debut at Wexford; makes little appeal.

200/1

10th

3

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Wexford

Gap Of Dunloe

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Jumped indifferently when a fair fifth in a Galway handicap hurdle earlier this month; chase debut here and should be worth watching for future reference.

20/1

5th

9

4th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 19y

14:25 Galway

Gap Of Dunloe

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

midfield, not fluent 2nd, pushed along after 4 out, minor headway when not fluent 2 out, kept on after last

6/1

Form: 6-6

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off in two starts over fences and makes no appeal.

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0

9

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 156y

16:55 Clonmel

Harly De Rots

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Michael J McDonagh

Nothing in beginners' chases and didn't get beyond the first on handicap debut at Limerick; tailed off in claiming hurdle when last seen in January; 2lb wrong.

25/1

10th

2

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

12:25 Limerick

Harly De Rots

12st 0lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: Michael J McDonagh

Has struggled over fences this season; no improvement when switched to hurdling at Clonmel a fortnight ago.

33/1

11th

8

17th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 164y

13:20 Clonmel

Harly De Rots

11st 12lb

J: Cathal Landers

T: Michael J McDonagh

Poor in three completed starts all over fences; unseated at first on latest; no appeal now on hurdling debut.

66/1

Form: /126F-

Last run: 239 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Readily beat a subsequent winner in a Punchestown maiden hurdle a year ago; runner-up in a Grade 1 novice here in January; not seen since falling early in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham; probably still to see the best of him; chase debut here, although did beat Grade 1-winning novice hurdler Minella Cocooner on his sole point-to-point.

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5

12th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Naas

Grand Jury

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

jumped right on occasions, took keen hold, prominent, led after 3rd, faced challenge and niggled along when fell heavily 2 out

13/8

5

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Grand Jury

11st 7lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Justified favouritism at Punchestown on debut over hurdles; pitched into Grade 1 novice events since, running well at Naas (soft) where he finished just in front of Hollow Games, then well behind same rival when disappointing at Leopardstown; tongue-tie applied; may still have more to offer.

14/1

6th

4

5th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 45y

13:05 Leopardstown

Grand Jury

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Point winner who won a bumper on Rules debut and has taken his form to a new level this term over hurdles; form of his maiden hurdle success at Punchestown on return has been boosted and he improved again when runner-up to Ginto in a Grade 1 at Naas (2m4f, soft) with Hollow Games back in third; gives the impression he will relish this longer trip and has major claims here.

5/1

Form: 5/51/

Last run: 1087 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Not seen since winning a Thurles maiden hurdle three years ago; best watched on her chase debut.

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8

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 50y

19:10 Punchestown

Kallis Quest

10st 8lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

in touch with leaders, hampered 1st, towards rear when badly hampered by faller 9th

12/1

1st

12

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:50 Navan

Kallis Quest

10st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Missed three years and generally struggled since returning with the exception of a placed effort at Punchestown in January; has failed to complete twice since; cheekpieces now tried but 5lb wrong for this.

25/1

10

18th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:37 Gowran Park

Kallis Quest

10st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Terence O’Brien

Off for three years after winning a Thurles maiden hurdle in November 2019; no show in three beginners' chases but much more encouraging third to Soloman Lane in 2m4f Punchestown handicap last month, mistake at the last proving costly; again let down by jumping when faller two out at Fairyhouse when holding every chance; on a competitive mark but jumping a concern.

9/1

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Exacta €73.00
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Trifecta €298.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Three Stripe Life

POSTDATA:

Three Stripe Life

The Irish Sun:

Three Stripe Life