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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase

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  • 2m 6f 0y
  • 9 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.10
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 4104-4 C

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a Grade 3 novice hurdle here in February; reasonable chase debut when fourth to stable companion Idas Boy at Cork last month; should improve but might find one or two too good.

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Verdict Starting price

8

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

The Goffer

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a big handicap chase at Leopardstown last season and campaigned with credit in similar contests this season; looked like playing a hand in the Grand National before failing to stay; could be a player here.

7/1

13th

27

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

The Goffer

10st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

Best form when fourth in major handicaps at Cheltenham (3m1f) and Sandown (3m4f) last spring, albeit not seeing those races out nearly as well as those ahead; underperforming this term, capitulating badly from the home turn when 34l fifth back at Cheltenham (heavy) latest, so he probably does not have what it takes in this.

66/1

5th

6

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

The Goffer

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Cracking fourth in this race last year (soft) when giving best only after the last; may have had some breathing issues as he's been tongue tied since September, when making steady late headway in the Kerry National (3m, yielding to soft); he was rested after a lesser effort at Limerick next time but won a race for stable staff on his return last month and is primed for a big run off 2lb lower than 12 months ago.

6/1

OUR TIP

11/10

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2432-2 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Good staying novice hurdler last year with two wins, including here, and a close second in a Grade 2 at Fairyhouse; bright start to his chasing career when a staying second to Thedevilscoachman at Galway last month; the one to beat here.

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7th

8

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Churchstonewarrior

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Jonathan Sweeney

in touch with leaders, prominent 3 out, weakened after 2 out

10/1

2

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Churchstonewarrior

11st 11lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Jonathan Sweeney

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, headway after 5 out, midfield and struggling when mistake and unseated 3 out

25/1

0

4

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

14:25 Leopardstown

Churchstonewarrior

11st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Jonathan Sweeney

Won 3m Grade 2 Ten Up Novice at Navan in February, a suitable reward after a sequence of seconds; unseated rider at second on seasonal debut at Punchestown; lowest-rated of 11 runners here.

100/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 2FFF8-

Last run: 211 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler and runner-up on his first two starts over fences a year ago; suffered a trio of heavy falls after that before finishing down the field in a Punchestown festival novice hurdle; has a chance if his confidence is back as he runs well fresh but possibly best watched.

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9th

7

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Indiana Jones

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

Grade 3 winner at Navan last year but not at his best in three runs this season; best watched.

33/1

12th

8

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Indiana Jones

10st 10lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

Has had his jumping issues but won a Grade 3 novice contest at Naas last year and ran a fine race in retrospect when fourth to Elixir De Nutz in the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter in November; not the easiest to weigh up but no surprise if he could run a big race off this mark.

16/1

Form: 00-722

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

Form: /0010-

Last run: 208 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Decent novice hurdler two seasons ago; lost his way a bit in big handicaps last season although did account for the very useful Cash Back in a conditions event at Cork in April; always looked a chasing prospect and certainly a very interesting runner here.

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7th

3

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

14:50 Punchestown

Irascible

11st 3lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dual winner over hurdles; yet to produce his best over fences but ran well for a long way when falling at the last in a handicap chase at Fairyhouse in April; this trip should be more like it and has a chance off this mark if he handles the better ground.

4/1

3

10th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 0f 130y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Irascible

11st 9lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Up and down over hurdles but smart form in winning a 2m conditions hurdle last April; behind respected opposition in two beginners' chases and handicaps are now a better option, but he has stamina to prove over this far.

14/1

2nd

3

27th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Irascible

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Not the easiest to predict over hurdles but eyecatching form when edging out Cash Back in a conditions hurdle in April (2m, heavy), posting RPR of 143; probably failed to stay 2m6f on his switch to fences at Thurles but even so he could have shaped better than he did; will need a whole lot more this afternoon.

7/1

Form: /U41P-

Last run: 210 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Was found a simple task in a Cork maiden hurdle in March before running no race in a Grade B handicap hurdle at Punchestown; always a likely sort to do better as a chaser although might be best watched this time.

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6th

6

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

12:30 Thurles

Mahler Allstar

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: James Joseph Mangan

Was found a simple task in a Cork maiden hurdle in March before running no race in a Grade B handicap hurdle at Punchestown; always a likely sort to do better as a chaser although might be best watched this time.

20/1

20

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Mahler Allstar

10st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: James Joseph Mangan

1st

8

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

15:25 Cork

Mahler Allstar

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: James Joseph Mangan

Has form links to several top-class Mullins horses, third to Appreciate It in a Leopardstown bumper in 2019 and third behind Stattler in a maiden hurdle at the same venue a year later; lying second when unseating at the last here in January on stable debut; sights lowered now after fourth behind Albert Bartlett winner The Nice Guy at Naas.

4/6

Form: 4-2430 BF

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Maiden has shown ability in bumpers and over hurdles but has a lot on his plate making his chasing debut.

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2nd

4

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Leopardstown

From The Ashes

11st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

midfield, in touch with leaders 10th, prominent before 2 out

8/1

7th

5

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 166y

16:10 Punchestown

From The Ashes

11st 10lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Won a handicap chase at Gowran last February and is now rated 122 in that sphere; his handicap hurdle form is relatively weak, but interesting that trainer persists despite modest form in his last three racses.

6/1

10th

8

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:37 Limerick

From The Ashes

11st 6lb

J: Miss A L Fitzgibbon

T: C Byrnes

Won a handicap chase at Gowran in February and is now rated 122 in that sphere; well beaten in two hurdle starts lately but is surely capable of much better off this mark.

15/2

Form: P/P

Last run: 171 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest pointer and pulled up in a Listowel hunter chase on his sole track start; makes no appeal.

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4th

9

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 112y

14:15 Thurles

General Ryan

10st 13lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: G Ahern

Point winner; not always fluent over fences, as seen when making a bad mistake at the last at Tramore in August and unseated on his previous two outings; 5lb rise probably isn't an issue and this ground is fine but needs to jump better.

5/1

2nd

13

18th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:00 Tramore

General Ryan

11st 1lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: G Ahern

midfield, went second when jumped right and bumped rival 11th, led 12th, 6 lengths ahead when not fluent 3 out, soon reduced lead, ridden when joined 2 out, soon headed, bad mistake last, kept on

16/1

Form: 9005-8

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Rating of 89 and looks well out of her depth here on her chase debut.

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11th

5

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:27 Navan

Psychee Du Brizais

11st 3lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Diarmuid P Ryan

sweating, didn't jump with fluency, in rear throughout, detached when not fluent 3rd, pushed along after 5 out, soon weakened, tailed off

20/1

9

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

12:30 Thurles

Psychee Du Brizais

11st 5lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Diarmuid P Ryan

Rating of 89 and looks well out of her depth here on her chase debut.

100/1

8th

12

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Wexford

Psychee Du Brizais

11st 5lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Diarmuid P Ryan

Rated 85 over hurdles and never really landed a blow in weaker mares' beginners' chase than this at Clonmel in March; best watched.

100/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Churchstonewarrior

TOPSPEED:

Indiana Jones

POSTDATA:

Churchstonewarrior

The Irish Sun:

Churchstonewarrior