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14:20 Navan

Soft

Bar One Racing Troytown Handicap Chase (Grade B)

  • Prize money: £49579.83
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • 19 runners
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Bar One Racing Troytown Handicap Chase (Grade B)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £14.20
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 30P6-1 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

Stayed on strongly to capitalise on Ain't That A Shame's final-fence blunder in Munster National latest, relishing the soft underfoot conditions; 8lb rise for win by a head makes life tougher (front two did pull 9l clear) but clearly in good heart and should be coming home well with a clear round.

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5th

5

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

The Big Dog

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Peter Fahey

Opened this season with wins in two major 3m handicaps; sometimes jumps rather ponderously, including on the first circuit when good third in the Welsh National (soft) in which a blunder two out handed the upper hand to two rivals; fell two out at 33-1 in Irish Gold Cup latest, when disputing the lead so running a big race, but moving up the weights since is a negative to add to his fall.

14/1

7

4th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 44y

15:05 Leopardstown

The Big Dog

11st 10lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Peter Fahey

prominent, not fluent 11th, pressed leaders 4 out, led narrowly 3 out, fell 2 out

25/1

3rd

1

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 1

14:50 Chepstow

The Big Dog

12st 0lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Peter Fahey

Blundered at the ninth in this last year and had a mishap with his tack, so was pulled up; 3m4f win at Punchestown (soft) that February had made him look tailor-made for this test and he's roared back better than ever this season with major 3m wins on soft when ridden prominently in the Munster National and the Troytown; slow over many of his fences last time but looks sure to have a big shout if he can stay near the pace.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 7212-4 D BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict

Second-season chaser seemingly being campaigned for a tilt at the Grand National, finishing a solid fourth over the famous fences on his comeback in the Grand Sefton at Aintree three weeks ago (entitled to have needed run and 2m5f may have been an insufficient trip); boasts some quality novice chasing form and should be involved if sharpening up for that return.

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2nd

9

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 160y

17:25 Punchestown

Lifetime Ambition

12st 0lb

J: Miss S Doyle

T: P M J Doyle

Very smart chaser in his prime for Jessica Harrington and was only 33-1 for year's Grand National (unseated early); still capable of useful form winning three from five in points for Susie Doyle this season; unseated when long odds-on at Lisronagh; jumped notably well when winning a 2m4f hunters chase at Cork a month ago.

11/2

1st

9

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:43 Cork

Lifetime Ambition

12st 0lb

J: Miss S Doyle

T: P M J Doyle

jumped well, midfield, headway and prominent 6th, good jump and led 9th, going best 3 out, clear approaching last, ran on well run-in

11/10

4th

1

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 180y

17:25 Killarney

Lifetime Ambition

11st 12lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent, led after 2nd, mistake 4 out, headed and lost two places 3 out, no extra from 2 out, lost third towards finish

5/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 16U0-U C

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Dual Grade 1 winner back in 2017 doesn't operate at that sort of level nowadays but still capable of popping up in a decent staying handicap chase, as shown when landing Punchestown Grand National Trial off just 2lb lower last season; came down at the last when looking as though he was staying on to finish fourth or fifth in the Munster National last time; player.

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2nd

3

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 4f 40y

14:10 Punchestown

Death Duty

11st 1lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Gordon Elliott

Won this event off this mark last year, accounting for several of these rivals, including stablemate Coko Beach; closely matched with Coko Beach on running in this season's Troytown; made a bad mistake the 12th in the Paddy Power and was pulled-up; same mark as last season, each-way chance with useful 5lb claimer.

6/1

13

27th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

15:00 Leopardstown

Death Duty

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, bad mistake 12th, soon pulled up

14/1

3rd

10

27th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:20 Navan

Death Duty

11st 2lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Dual Grade 1 winner back in 2017 doesn't operate at that sort of level nowadays but still capable of popping up in a decent staying handicap chase, as shown when landing Punchestown Grand National Trial off just 2lb lower last season; came down at the last when looking as though he was staying on to finish fourth or fifth in the Munster National last time; player.

16/1

25/1

  • Place: £6.90

Form: 6448-9 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Winner of 2021 Thyestes Chase and Ten Up Novice Chase (over this C&D); down the field in Munster National but proven around here and would likely appreciate testing conditions; first ride under rules in Ireland for teenager making fine impression on American jumps circuit.

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3rd

1

2nd May 2024

Yielding

4m 1f 11y

16:50 Punchestown

Coko Beach

12st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

soon prominent, led before 3rd, headed before 5th, left in lead 20th

6/4

11th

3

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Coko Beach

11st 8lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Stays 3m4f; career-best form in major handicaps this season, including over these fences when second in the heavy-ground Becher, before winning his cross-country debut (3m) in February; handicapper has responded but chief headache for backers is what he did in the last two Grand Nationals, as he disputed the lead long way but ended 66l adrift on first occasion and pulled up on second; may need a different tactic.

22/1

Form: 42P2-1 C

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Strong-staying 7yo boasts an attractive profile for handicap of this nature and arrives with a similar set-up to when stablemate Run Wild Fred won this last year; Irish Grand National runner-up struck on his return to action at Galway in early October, and that form was boosted last weekend when runner-up Darrens Hope landed Grade 2 Florida Pearl Novice Chase.

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5th

3

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Frontal Assault

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

led

5/1

4th

12

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Frontal Assault

10st 13lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, led 2nd, headed 3 out, weakened last

33/1

Form: F-1425

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Dug in well to land 2m6.5f beginners' chase at Galway festival but hasn't quite kicked on from that in trio of starts since over shorter; may well do better at this longer trip but hard to have confidence.

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18

5th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 44y

14:40 Leopardstown

Rambranltjac

10st 8lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Galway novice winner; not a bad first handicap effort when sixth in the Troytown; still open to improvement but might just need more of a trip on this ground.

12/1

19

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Rambranltjac

10st 5lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Galway novice winner; not a bad first handicap effort when sixth in the Troytown, only just behind the beaten favourite Frontal Assault; only horse of his age among the 21 declared, open to improvement; first reserve.

29

27th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

15:00 Leopardstown

Rambranltjac

10st 7lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: W P Mullins

First reserve; Galway novice winner kept plugging away when 22l sixth in Troytown on handicap bow and that experience will stand to him.

Form: /1PPR- D

Last run: 223 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Came good at the tenth attempt over fences when landing the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown last season before failing to complete in a trio of major spring assignments (pulled up shortly after nearly coming down in the Kim Muir/Grand National, and refused at the last when well beaten in the Irish National); encouraging that he won on seasonal debut last term.

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7th

11

27th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:20 Navan

School Boy Hours

11st 2lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Noel Meade

Came good at the tenth attempt over fences when landing the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown last season before failing to complete in a trio of major spring assignments (pulled up shortly after nearly coming down in the Kim Muir/Grand National, and refused at the last when well beaten in the Irish National); encouraging that he won on seasonal debut last term.

12/1

18

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

School Boy Hours

10st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Off the mark over fences at the tenth attempt in the Paddy Power at Leopardstown in December; now 9lb higher; eased and then pulled-up after a bad mistake four out in the Kim Muir; same fate at Aintree after almost falling at Valentine's.

Form: 61P-62 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Took nice step forward from comeback sixth in Munster National to claim second in Cork Grand National three weeks ago; hasn't always been the most consistent but probably still on a reasonable mark and stable could hardly be in better form; each-way chance.

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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

Form: P/P-43

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Competes off same mark as when winning valuable Leopardstown Handicap Chase at 2020 Dublin Racing Festival but has only been seen five times since then; better chaser than hurdler so will appreciate getting back to this sphere after recent hurdles efforts; still, others preferred.

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6th

3

19th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:43 Kilbeggan

Glamorgan Duke

10st 11lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Useful sort won a valuable Leopardstown handicap in 2020 and was runner-up in the same race last season; is back down to the same mark as latter run so has to be respected.

9/1

5th

4

31st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 170y

18:10 Wexford

Glamorgan Duke

10st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

prominent, led after 1st, headed before 5th, not fluent and lost second 3 out, ridden and weakened from 2 out

5/1

Form: 7724-1

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Lots to like about comeback win at Galway four weeks ago, running out ready winner on return from 232-day break; 9lb rise makes life tougher but is unexposed over fences (this will be his sixth chasing start) and has run well at this track before.

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21

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Flash De Touzaine

10st 2lb

J: Reserve

T: Liz Doyle

First reserve; third in Scottish National (4m, good) last April; likely to be back on better ground today but has handled testing conditions in the past, so has plenty to prove in view of this season's struggles.

100/1

12th

17

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Flash De Touzaine

11st 1lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Liz Doyle

Won at Galway (2m6f, soft to heavy) in October 2022 and last season ended with highly creditable third in the Scottish National (4m, good); however, he's struggled on both runs this season; return to form is needed.

66/1

0

29

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Flash De Touzaine

10st 6lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Liz Doyle

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

33/1

10/1

Form: 4134-3

Last run: 196 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Not many miles on the clock for his age and produced some fairly useful runs earlier in the year, such as his fourth to stablemate Royal Rendezvous in Grade A handicap chase at Punchestown festival; likely to enjoy the trip and show up well if ready enough for return; Townend rides Fighter Allen.

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4th

7

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 2f 0y

16:55 Killarney

Egality Mans

10st 11lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

Has seemingly been out of form over fences this season, only completing three out of his six starts; latest effort at Punchestown when finishing fifth, beaten 13l; step up in trip will suit and his jumping needs to hold up if he is to be in the mix.

20/1

5th

7

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 50y

19:05 Punchestown

Egality Mans

10st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

midfield, dropped to rear 4th, hampered by faller 8th

12/1

Form: 5/U2F-

Last run: 223 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict

Only made one appearance after chasing home stablemate Run Wild Fred in this race last year, falling at the sixth last in the Irish National; not easy task on return from 223-day absence to shoulder big weight (2lb higher than his mark here 12 months ago) but experienced conditional's 5lb claim a help.

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3

17th Mar 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 2f 50y

15:50 Down Royal

Farclas

11st 0lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, pulled up quickly after 4th

7/1

4

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 110y

15:55 Fairyhouse

Farclas

11st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Triumph Hurdle winner was second in the Troytown Chase over 3m last season but was pulled-up in the same race on sole start this term; others preferred.

20/1

1

27th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:20 Navan

Farclas

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gordon Elliott

Only made one appearance after chasing home stablemate Run Wild Fred in this race last year, falling at the sixth last in the Irish National; not easy task on return from 223-day absence to shoulder big weight (2lb higher than his mark here 12 months ago) but experienced conditional's 5lb claim a help.

14/1

Form: 9-6F64

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Rock-solid handicapper in this type of contest, as demonstrated by last two starts when sixth in Kerry National and fourth in Munster National; arrives here with fitness assured but a little extra improvement needed to strike off mark of 147 (last win came off 142).

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7th

1

8th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:20 Kelso

A Wave Of The Sea

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

took keen hold, midfield, outpaced before 3 out

20/1

13

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

A Wave Of The Sea

11st 6lb

J: Mr D G Lavery

T: Ben Haslam

Made the frame for Joseph O'Brien in two good handicaps last August/October and he's on a handy mark on that form; one to watch in the betting now in headgear for the first time for this trainer (last win came in these blinkers) but he's yet to shine for this yard and has plenty to prove.

50/1

Form: 241F-4 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to Envoi Allen appeared to have plenty of market confidence behind him when blowing out on comeback in Grade 2 at Down Royal three weeks ago; has the potential to be well handicapped off 144 on the basis of his beginners' chase second to Stattler (now rated 158), with 141-rated Ain't That A Shame 9l behind in third; still, others arguably more reliable.

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6th

3

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

16:18 Chepstow

Fighter Allen

11st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

2-10 over fences for Willie Mullins in Ireland, signing off with win at Sligo (2m5f, soft) in September; pulled-up outsider in 2m4f Cheltenham Festival handicap for new stable last month; this race is easier but the drop back in trip is not sure to suit and he's tricky to weigh up at present.

10/1

Form: 3516-0 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Recorded his biggest win over this C&D in March when landing valuable Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Handicap Chase Final off 10lb lower than current mark; no disgrace in 6yo's sixth in last season's Irish Grand National and connections had been targeting Coral Gold Cup until drying ground prompted a switch to this race; needed his run on comeback in Munster National.

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1st

4

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 42y

14:30 Fairyhouse

Velvet Elvis

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

led narrowly or disputed lead, not fluent 5 out, went clear towards far side 2 out, soon nudged along, steadied last, pushed out run-in

5/1

0

3

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Velvet Elvis

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

in touch with leaders, weakened quickly 17th, soon pulled up

12/1

Form: /45-22 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Two fine efforts to start life with this stable after joining from Henry de Bromhead, runner-up in Galway novice chase behind Barnacullia and second in amateur riders' handicap chase at Cheltenham behind improving Anightinlambour; this a much tougher assignment so more required but in good heart.

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4

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

15:50 Market Rasen

Punitive

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

raced in last, detached from 2nd, pulled up before 8th, race voided

16/1

Form: 1712P- D

Last run: 211 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Won three of her seven starts since sent chasing, also a fine second to stablemate Velvet Elvis in valuable Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Handicap Chase Final over this C&D last season; meets same rival on 7lb better terms now; could outrun her odds off 9st 12lb when including rider claim.

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7th

15

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Regina Dracones

10st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

prominent, slow jump and lost ground 11th, slow jump 5 out

20/1

11

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Regina Dracones

10st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Not seen in this sphere since 2021 and arrives on the back of two poor runs at Punchestown.

25/1

Form: 034-UP C

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

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.

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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 €1257.00
Straight Forecast €953.90
Tricast €10327.10
Trifecta €16877.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Frontal Assault

POSTDATA:

Punitive

RP Ratings (IRE):

Egality Mans

TOPSPEED:

Farclas

The Irish Sun:

Frontal Assault