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13:10 Leopardstown

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Paddy’s Rewards Club Chase (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £61974.79
  • 2m 1f 0y
  • 7 runners
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Paddy’s Rewards Club Chase (Grade 1)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.20
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1131-1 CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 159

Form & Verdict

Smart novice hurdler and four from five over fences as a novice last term including C&D success in Irish Arkle and when all out (idled in front) to beat Coeur Sublime in Punchestown festival Grade 1; only defeat was when third to Edwardstone in Arkle at Cheltenham; probably idled again when narrowly winning 2m4f Clonmel Oil Chase on reappearance; still on an upward curve.

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

4th

3

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 150y

14:30 Punchestown

Blue Lord

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

Good 6-10 record over fences; career-best when winning 2m1f Grade 1 at Leopardstown last Christmas; overturned at long odds-on by stablemate Gentleman de Mee at Dublin Racing Festival; never going well in the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham and made little impact in third behind stablemate Energumene when dropped in trip here at the festival.

13/2

3rd

1

25th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Punchestown

Blue Lord

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: W P Mullins

held up in rear, went fourth after 3 out, ridden and went third approaching last, kept on, no match for first two

13/2

8th

1

16th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Blue Lord

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Turned over at short odds in the Dublin Chase most recently but could well bounce back from that defeat; progressive otherwise and he was impressive at Leopardstown (2m1f, yielding) the time before, recording a third Grade 1 win; confirmed his stamina for 2m4f with Grade 2 win at Clonmel (soft to heavy) in November and remains particularly unexposed at this trip; respectable third in the Arkle at this meeting last year; major player.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 3164-1

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 160

Form & Verdict

Classy two-miler on his day; good third in last season's Tingle Creek but soundly beaten when third to Chacun Pour Soi over C&D at the Dublin Racing Festival; won three-runner contest at Naas later in February but well held final two starts of the campaign; ready winner of the Fortria at Navan last month (Andy Dufresne third, runner-up let form down since) and it's possible that 7yo is still capable of better.

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

2nd

3

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

17:25 Punchestown

Captain Guinness

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Finally got a Grade 1 win on the 14th attempt, defeating two other finishers in the Champion Chase; soundly beaten in third behind El Fabiolo and Dinoblue in the Dublin Chase, having been clinically abnormal when pulled up in the race won by Dinoblue at Leopardstown's Christmas meeting; overall profile underlines his vulnerability at this level.

11/4

1st

2

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Captain Guinness

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Cheltenham Festival form includes a third in the 2021 Arkle and second (no match for winner) in this race in 2023; beaten by Jonbon at Sandown last April; successful in Grade 2 and Grade 3 races but last-time-out defeat (about 14l behind El Fabiolo) in the Dublin Chase took his Grade 1 record to 0-13; still has place claims, given his position 12 months ago.

7/1

3rd

1

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:10 Leopardstown

Captain Guinness

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

High class chaser over this trip but has fallen short at Grade 1 level; looks as good as ever when winning the Fortria at Navan before pulling up in the Grade 1 here at Christmas; was found to be clinically abnormal post race so that can be ignored; could make a bold bid from the front but likely to find a couple too good.

12/1

Form: /51U2- CD

Last run: 245 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 172

Form & Verdict

Cracking, if somewhat fragile, two-miler who is undefeated in four Grade 1 outings over C&D since A Plus Tard beat him in this race three years ago; had a few hiccups last season either side of winning Ladbrokes Dublin Chase for third year running in February; well beaten by Champion Chase winner Energumene on final start at Punchestown but still finished well clear of Captain Guinness; if at his best he wins but rising 11 and could be vulnerable at this stage.

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

2nd

2

25th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Punchestown

Chacun Pour Soi

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

towards rear, headway and in touch with leaders 4 out, went third after 3 out, went second 2 out, ridden and led narrowly approaching last, faced challenge final 110yds, kept on but headed towards finish

20/1

3rd

1

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:30 Cork

Chacun Pour Soi

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

held up in behind leaders, some headway 6th, briefly went second 10th, pushed along after 2 out, ran on well and briefly went second run-in, lost second towards finish

3/1

9th

2

16th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Chacun Pour Soi

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Formerly a high-class chaser (multiple Grade 1 winner) at about 2m on Irish soil but has shown signs of being on the wane this season and a step up to 2m4f failed to help last time; three runs in Britain have not gone well, including twice in the Champion Chase (beaten favourite in 2021, unseated rider in 2022); enough to prove on first Ryanair attempt.

33/1

Form: 3172-F D

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict

Talented but has had plenty of issues over the years; beginners' chase winner at Gowran was well beaten in Arkle but fine run when putting it up to Blue Lord in Grade 1 at Punchestown; was in front when falling at the last in race won by Jeremys Flame at Naas last month; hard to predict but on a going day capable of going well.

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

17th

2

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Fairyhouse

Coeur Sublime

11st 10lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield

14/1

2nd

1

(6)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

15:07 Curragh

Coeur Sublime

12st 0lb

J: Mr A Jones

T: Henry De Bromhead

dwelt start, towards rear, headway against far rail 2f out, went third over 1f out, ran on and went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

7/2

Form: F-6311

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

4-15 over fences; won Galway handicap off 140 in October before being left clear at the last (coming with her challenge) by the fall of Coeur Sublime in Grade 3 at Naas; has done well for connections but likely to be outclassed by a few of these.

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

4th

2

5th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Jeremys Flame

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Gained sixth win over fences when beating Hurricane Georgie by just over a length at Limerick and meets that rival on the same terms; won Naas Grade 3 and Listed contest for mares at Huntingdon last season and not disgraced, although outclassed, when sixth in the Mares Chase at Cheltenham; her new mark leaves her only 1lb wrong at these weights with Easy Game and she's in a good place at the moment.

9/4

1st

1

25th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:00 Limerick

Jeremys Flame

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

raced in third early, disputing second 3rd, went second after 5th, led 5 out, clear when not fluent 3 out, going best before 2 out, ridden briefly after last, pushed out and reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

7/4

6th

6

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Jeremys Flame

11st 2lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

A 9yo who is in her third season of chasing but has improved this winter and a clearcut win over Zambella at Huntingdon in January (2m4f, good to soft; also acts well on soft) showed her in a good light; the likely good pace will suit and she has a better chance than most.

6/1

Form: 111-U4 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 160

Form & Verdict

Exciting front-running novice last term, winning his last three starts including Grade 1 victory at Aintree where he lowered the colours of Edwardstone; tired and beaten when unseating at the last at Naas on his return and backpedalled tamely when fourth to Edwardstone in the Tingle Creek; bit to prove now.

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

6

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

17:25 Punchestown

Gentleman De Mee

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Beat Edwardstone at Aintree as a novice chaser but has shown comparable form only twice since, namely when winning last season's Dublin Chase and, arguably, when second of three finishers behind Captain Guinness in the Champion Chase; had previously finished behind Dinoblue in two Leopardstown clashes this season.

9/2

2nd

7

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Gentleman De Mee

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Often a front-runner; decisively beat Edwardstone at Aintree (good to soft) as a novice chaser but has shown comparable form only once since, namely when winning last season's Dublin Chase (yielding); well-held fourth to stablemate El Fabiolo in the latest edition of that Leopardstown race and, on balance, can be opposed.

25/1

Form: /22F-3 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 157

Form & Verdict

Grade 3 winner as a novice was second to Captain Guinness (received 7lb) at Naas last season before good second in Grand Annual; was getting 6lb when third to Captain Guinness in the Fortria at Navan on his reappearance last month; stiff task.

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

4th

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:15 Thurles

Andy Dufresne

11st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Promise behind Zanahiyr in October but really struggled for form since; tailed off in Grade 2 chase latest; drops in class at least.

10/1

5th

3

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:23 Navan

Andy Dufresne

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

raced wide

8/1

15th

5

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

Andy Dufresne

11st 6lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Gordon Elliott

Five career wins but out of form for some time and looks up against it here.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta €90.00
Straight Forecast €162.80
Trifecta €378.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Chacun Pour Soi

SPOTLIGHT:

Blue Lord

TOPSPEED:

Chacun Pour Soi

POSTDATA:

Chacun Pour Soi

The Irish Sun:

Chacun Pour Soi