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Bar One Racing Porterstown Handicap Chase (Grade B)

  • Prize money: £22310.92
  • 3m 5f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Bar One Racing Porterstown Handicap Chase (Grade B)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.30
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 45-22U

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Stayed on well when runner-up (beaten 2l) at Cheltenham last month, suggesting there may be more to come at this sort of trip; unseated after a mistake in the Troytown last week but generally jumps well and his trainer is a dab hand with these sorts; not one to underestimate with the prospect of him improving for a new trip.

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

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

13/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 8-2465 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Feasibly treated on his peak form from a couple of seasons ago but hasn't been near that level this term; first go at this sort of trip and his best form is on more testing ground.

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

11

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Fakiera

10st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

Now 0-16 over fences having finished down the field behind Jumping Jet in the Ulster National; had previously outrun his 100-1 odds at Naas but that was on soft ground.

25/1

10th

8

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Fakiera

10st 10lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eoin Griffin

prominent

33/1

17/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 3112-5 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Tough ask in a Listed contest last month but had looked progressive last season including when runner-up in a mares' handicap chase at the Punchestown festival; hard to gauge on first try at this trip and she can jump a little to the left at times (not ideal here) but her mark is workable given her unexposed profile.

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

9

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Western Zara

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Paul Nolan

prominent

25/1

3rd

5

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Western Zara

10st 10lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Paul Nolan

Hasn't won for over two years but encouraging seasonal return when beaten roughly 1l at Punchestown in November; slight concern she hasn't been seen since; down in trip with cheekpieces on after 125-day absence.

5/1

Form: 8333-3

Last run: 149 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Rattled off a hat-trick last term but the handicapper seemed to catch up with her; worth another go at this sort of trip and useful jockey takes off 7lb but others hold stronger claims.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

14

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Fairyhill Run

10st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

in touch with leaders, lost position and dropped to midfield before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

25/1

0

9

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Fairyhill Run

10st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

led, headed and prominent after 3rd, led again 14th, headed and ridden after 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out, pulled up approaching last

14/1

2nd

9

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 6f 0y

16:30 Listowel

Fairyhill Run

10st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

Formerly smart but has looked out of touch for a while now and others are much safer.

20/1

Form: 712P-F C

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Progressive last term, winning a novice at this venue before a good second at Navan; however, pulled up on her first try at a marathon trip at Punchestown in April and fell early on last week's return so has questions to answer.

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

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: 1651-4 CD

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 146

Form & Verdict

40-1 winner of the C&D Irish National in April and had a tough ask on return behind Galvin in October; ought to come on for that and appreciate a return to this C&D; still feasibly treated.

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

7th

2

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Lord Lariat

12st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Last year's Irish National winner has been seen only twice since, latest when fading quite tamely over same C&D in early December; back from a break no doubt, on the road to a repeat National bid, off very attractive hurdles mark (37 below chase mark) but market may prove best guide here with yard also fielding the in-form Wa Wa.

13/2

6th

1

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 5f 0y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Lord Lariat

11st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

led, headed but prominent before 1st, briefly led 16th, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

3/1

4th

3

12th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 200y

16:30 Punchestown

Lord Lariat

11st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

towards rear but in touch with leaders early, dropped to last before 4th, went fourth and pushed along 3 out, keeping on but no impression when mistake last, never near to challenge

9/2

Form: P51-0P D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Best run for a long time when winning over a similar trip at Downpatrick in March; well below form since and was pulled up at Cork last month; return to better ground will suit.

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

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: 2-F343

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Progressive last term and stays this sort of trip well; back to something like his best when fourth of 20 in competitive handicap chase at the Galway festival (beaten roughly 4l) and it was a creditable run over timber three weeks ago when third of 22 at Navan; return to fences is in his favour and holds each-way claims.

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

10th

3

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

The Dabbler

11st 12lb

J: Mr P W Gleeson

T: Liam P Cusack

Dual chase winner returned to form at Limerick last time; dropped 2lb and can be involved if ready enough after a break.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4P3P-P C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Has looked like a National type at times but he was pulled up at Cheltenham and it was the same story when making a very low-key return last month; doesn't look too well treated, even on his peak form.

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

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

8/1

Form: 5-3210

Last run: 128 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Landed beginners' at Kilbeggan on penultimate start and wasn't disgraced when 12th in a competitive handicap chase at the Galway festival when last seen; this sort of mark looks okay but he has stamina to prove up in trip.

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

8th

3

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 68y

12:30 Fairyhouse

Everglow

11st 7lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

prominent, went second 5th, weakened from 3 out

7/1

5th

13

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Everglow

10st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

towards rear of midfield, some headway 3 out, kept on approaching last, never near to challenge

16/1

Form: -27115

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Unexposed having just his fifth start over fences; won beginners' at Ballinrobe in good style before hurdle success and not a bad run when fifth in a competitive Limerick handicap chase in October; would need progress for the step up in trip to defy this sort of mark.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

7

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Walking On Glass

11st 0lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Padraig Roche

7-53 overall and he's proved himself thoroughly at about 3m on testing ground; creditable second at Gowran Park (3m, heavy) in September, before his form dipped in a conditions event on latest start; needs to find extra to win this.

25/1

4th

5

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:00 Thurles

Walking On Glass

11st 0lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Padraig Roche

raced lazily at times, in touch with leaders early, dropped to last after 1st, mistake 4th

12/1

Form: 610785

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Best form has come at 3m and she was well held in fifth at Cork last month; ground is in her favour and she does stay this sort of trip but others are more convincing.

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

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

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Payout
Exacta €174.00
Straight Forecast €231.00
Tricast €1019.80
Trifecta €883.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Punitive

The Irish Sun:

Western Zara

TOPSPEED:

Regina Dracones

RP Ratings (IRE):

Punitive

POSTDATA:

Punitive