Home / November 20 / 15:25 Cork

15:25 Cork

Soft

Kevin McManus Bookmaker Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £11403.36
  • 2m 0f 160y
  • 9 runners
RTE1
View Course
Kevin McManus Bookmaker Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.40
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 2162P- D

Last run: 216 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Went up a stone for two wins in a good campaign last season; can run well fresh and no surprise if he put in a bold showing here.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Punchestown

Big Debates

12st 0lb

J: Joan Tyner

T: Robert Tyner

Solid effort when beaten roughly 2l in a handicap chase at Wexford last week; may not have the speed for this.

10/1

5th

2

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 100y

18:52 Wexford

Big Debates

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

Three-time winner over fences; beaten when coming down in a Listed handicap chase at Limerick over Christmas and low-key hurdle form twice since; inconsistent these days and others preferred.

16/1

OUR TIP

11/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 57-387 D

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Won a Grade 3 novice chase at Punchestown 13 months ago over 2m2f; ran okay in the Grand Annual and when third to Espion Du Chenet at Punchestown in May; not disgraced in he Galway Hurdle or the Kerry National since; back to 2m is not an issue and certainly the class act here.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

9

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Embittered

11st 1lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Showed he still had it when winning a Listed handicap chase at Navan in December; not really competitive in the Plate at Cheltenham or the Topham at Aintree. others preferred.

25/1

11th

6

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Embittered

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Won in good style at Navan (2m4f, heavy) in December on second stable start but this 10yo has failed to reproduce that form on his four starts since (most recently at the Cheltenham Festival) and needs to raise his game.

66/1

11th

2

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Embittered

11st 8lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Three chase wins from 25 attempts, ending a two-year losing run at Navan (2m4f, soft) in December; has run really well over hurdles at the Festival but he played little part in the Grand Annual two years ago and was pulled up in this race last March; up against it.

66/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 31-744 CD

Last run: 175 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Had his day when scoring over C&D in April; did okay in three runs in May but not seen since and at this stage of his career he is likely to come on for the run.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

2

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 170y

14:35 Tipperary

Kildorrery

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: T M Walsh

Infrequent winner is usually held up and needs a solid pace to run into; should at least have improved from his recent return and be involved if at best.

8/1

5th

3

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:30 Punchestown

Kildorrery

11st 8lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: T M Walsh

Exaggerated hold-up tactics the norm with this horse and he has been mostly frustrating, most recently flattering briefly run-in but no match for a decisive winner at Naas in January; back from a break and while can never be ruled out, hard to be confident in all the same.

8/1

2nd

2

8th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:50 Naas

Kildorrery

11st 10lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: T M Walsh

Exaggerated hold-up tactics the norm with this horse and he has been mostly frustrating; strong gallop likely and it will suit him; no surprise if he got in the shake-up.

12/1

Form: 133065 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Beat Zarkareva and Embittered in a Punchestown handicap chase in May; fairly consistent since then although could do with coming down 1lb or two; should be thereabouts.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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: P35U-6 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner but yet to inspire over fences; well beaten from the front on his return at Galway; tongue-tied here but much more needed.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 110y

16:30 Fairyhouse

Alko Rouge

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

in touch with leaders, close up 5th, went second 6th, not fluent 10th, briefly led 4 out, ridden when headed and weakened quickly after 3 out, tired jump when steadied 2 out, got well behind when fell heavily last

10/1

4th

2

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 50y

14:25 Down Royal

Alko Rouge

11st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

soon disputed lead, led narrowly after 1st, headed and raced in second after 4th, lost second but close up before 6th

11/2

5th

8

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 160y

15:25 Cork

Alko Rouge

10st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Maiden hurdle winner but yet to inspire over fences; well beaten from the front on his return at Galway; tongue-tied here but much more needed.

16/1

Form: 804-74 D

Last run: 170 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Not at his best when last season in early summer but 3lb below his last winning mark in early 2021; bit of a leap of faith needed though.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

1

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

20:00 Tramore

Cusp Of Carabelli

12st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: David M O’Brien

Both of his hurdles wins came here and he ran well in a much better race on his most recent hurdles start at Naas in March; tailed off over fences at Ballinrobe earlier in the week; first time to be fitted with headgear of any description.

16/1

7th

5

29th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Cusp Of Carabelli

10st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: David M O’Brien

Three-time chase winner ran solid races over hurdles and fences back in March on testing ground; however, is well suited by a sound surface and is one to consider.

11/2

4th

7

31st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 170y

18:10 Wexford

Cusp Of Carabelli

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: David M O’Brien

towards rear, pushed along before 2 out, headway and went fourth last, kept on, not reach leaders

13/2

Form: 174P5F D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Busy this year, winning a valuable handicap chase at Killarney in July and was in front when falling two out at Limerick last month; won't be far away if he can reproduce his best.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

10

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 140y

16:55 Cork

The Dara Man

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

Has put up several decent runs in defeat this season, including when 4.25l behind his stablemate The Little Yank at Galway last time; that was on heavy but best form is on a sound surface.

14/1

3rd

5

3rd Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 110y

16:45 Galway

The Dara Man

10st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

Capable chaser on his day but hasn't been great of late and he'd prefer drier ground in an ideal world.

10/1

8th

9

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Listowel

The Dara Man

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Won twice last summer; two seconds to his credit in June this year; more recent form leaves him with questions to answer.

12/1

Form: 1413P- D

Last run: 205 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Dual winner last season, beating Big Debates quite readily at Down Royal in March before disappointing at Fairyhouse and Punchestown; won first time out last season and might not be badly treated off this mark.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:22 Cork

Stand Off

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Didn't show much on his reappearance here in November but took to fences well last term, winning two of his five starts in novice chases; interesting runner back up in trip and should leave his reappearance behind but wouldn't appear to have much in hand from this mark.

7/1

8th

4

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 160y

15:25 Cork

Stand Off

11st 2lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Philip Fenton

Dual winner last season, beating Big Debates quite readily at Down Royal in March before disappointing at Fairyhouse and Punchestown; won first time out last season and might not be badly treated off this mark.

5/1

12

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Stand Off

10st 4lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Philip Fenton

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

Non-runners

Kitty Galore

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €188.00
Straight Forecast €159.40
Tricast €829.10
Trifecta €1389.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Stand Off

SPOTLIGHT:

Embittered

TOPSPEED:

Alko Rouge

POSTDATA:

Espion Du Chenet

RP Ratings (IRE):

Kildorrery