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15:00 Leopardstown

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Paddy Power Chase (Extended Handicap Chase) (Grade B)

  • Prize money: £92436.97
  • 3m 0f 50y
  • 28 runners
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Paddy Power Chase (Extended Handicap Chase) (Grade B)

Runners: 31 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

40/1 (Won)

  • Win: £66.00
  • Place: £10.70

Form: P4-442

Last run: 58 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Sixth to his then stablemate Al Boum Photo in Gold Cup in 2020; has come way down in the ratings since then; second off 1lb lower at Galway in October but others preferred.

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3rd

23

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Real Steel

10st 10lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

towards rear, headway but still plenty to do home turn, ran on well from last, went third towards finish

20/1

5th

9

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Real Steel

10st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: E McNamara

Not the force of old in form terms but prevailing by a short head in a top 3m handicap chase at Leopardstown last Christmas was easily his biggest payday; ran creditably in a Grade 3 four weeks ago and has a chance even on that form, but this is his first run over hurdles since 2018.

16/1

6th

9

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Limerick

Real Steel

10st 8lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Won an ultra-competitive Paddy Power at Leopardstown last December; well held in Leopardstown Chase won by The Goffer, pulled up in Irish Grand National; beaten 20l in fourth behind Mars Harper at Listowel.

14/1

22/1

  • Place: £11.80

Form: 410-92 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Won valuable handicap at Naas in March (3m, heavy) off 8lb lower and nice prep run over hurdles at Clonmel latest having probably needed reappearance run in Cork Grand National; blinkers replace cheekpieces and 5lb claim will help.

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7th

2

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Diol Ker

11st 9lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Sole chase win came for Noel Meade in 3m Leinster National at Naas in 2022; found wanting this term; form has included seventh in the Paddy Power and sixth in the Thyestes; 80-1, pulled up in the Irish Grand National.

40/1

9

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Diol Ker

11st 3lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't jump well, jumped right on occasions, in touch with leaders early, midfield when jumped right 10th, weakened 16th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out

50/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 00-144 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Course hurdles winner off 128 last Christmas; won chase debut at Punchestown in May; well touted for this and has warmed up for it with a couple of fair runs in Graded novice contests; lacks experience.

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17th

31

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Panda Boy

10st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

Wore cheekpieces on last two starts when doing excellent late work to be second of 27 to Meetingofthewaters in a top handicap chase and fourth of 22 in a major handicap hurdle, both 3m at Leopardstown (soft; unproven on heavy); that suggested stamina reserves and his run in the 2023 Irish National (his only attempt beyond 3m) was creditable, albeit with four rivals moving away from him late on; not dismissed.

10/1

4th

5

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Panda Boy

11st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

soon prominent

7/1

2nd

15

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Panda Boy

11st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Martin Brassil

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield halfway, headway home turn, went third last, ran on well and went second final 110yds, no match for winner

13/2

Form: 3220-2 D BF

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Maiden over fences but had smart novice form; touched off by subsequent Troytown winner The Big Dog in Munster National at Limerick in October (missed the last when looking set for victory, four of these behind) and leading contender here despite 7lb hike.

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6th

16

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Aint That A Shame

10st 13lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Henry De Bromhead

The 18-runner Thyestes at Gowran Park (3m1f, heavy) in January was a deserved big-race win, since which he's been bought by today's sporting amateur rider (same stable); has not had much racing for a 10yo but disappointed when both 6-1 at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival and just 10-1 in last year's National, in the latter weakening badly on the turn for home.

40/1

1st

7

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Aint That A Shame

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Made all to win a 2m4f beginners' chase here last season with Macs Charm second; appeared not to stay when well-supported (10-1) for the Grand National; low-key return in the Kerry National; only 8-1 for the Troytown, pulled up after a weary jump two out.

10/1

0

6

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

14:30 Navan

Aint That A Shame

11st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Made all to win a Gowran beginners' last term with Macs Charm runner-up (won next time) and he shaped like he didn't stay when well-punted for the National; low-key return in the Kerry National but there's a suspicion he's on a good mark and a return to testing conditions is in his favour.

10/1

Form: 0FP-63

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Well exposed at this stage; seventh in last year's renewal; went close over 2m5f here in February (Gallant John Joe fourth); third over the banks course at Punchestown latest.

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3

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 90y

14:30 Punchestown

Foxy Jacks

12st 3lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

4-29 over fences, including Midlands National at Kilbeggan last summer and a Cheltenham cross-country race (3m5f, good to soft) last November, having failed to compete on two earlier attempts at that course; finished third behind Delta Work over C&D in November 2022; struggling a long way from home in the Grand National.

9/2

12

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Foxy Jacks

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

Best of his runs on heavy was his win in a maiden hurdle in 2020; fell in the 2022 Topham over these fences; won a Cheltenham cross-country race (3m5f, good to soft) in November, having come a cropper on two earlier attempts at that course, but this 8lb higher mark seems to demand another major career best.

40/1

Form: 915-15

Last run: 97 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Galway Blazers (2m6f) winner in July where he defeated Busselton but made mistakes when fifth to that rival in Kerry National; mark probably stiff enough at this stage and Blackmore deserts him.

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8th

16

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Gabbys Cross

10st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, prominent 3 out, not fluent 2 out, weakened before last

16/1

18th

19

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Gabbys Cross

10st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

No win since 2022 Galway festival (2m6f over fences); returned to hurdling off hugely lower marks on last two outings and runner-up in both, latterly in the Punchestown qualifier (3m, soft); significantly back up the weights but that latest run was promising and he's in serious calculations.

10/1

2nd

8

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Punchestown

Gabbys Cross

10st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

soon towards rear

11/2

Form: U4-822 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Useful novice last term; second to Gabbys Cross at Naas in February having won Grade 2 mares' event at Thurles; touched off in Listed mares' chase at Clonmel last month; 6lb higher and best form at 2m4f.

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16th

8

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 130y

18:00 Punchestown

Ballyshannon Rose

11st 0lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

Decent mare has been running mostly over fences in the last two seasons; did run well over hurdles behind French Dynamite at Thurles last October and has a squeak.

20/1

8th

3

5th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 44y

14:40 Leopardstown

Ballyshannon Rose

11st 6lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

Strong galloping and sound jumping mare at her best; has come up short so far this season but was only beaten five lengths in the Paddy Power here and her run at Fairyhouse a few days later might have some too soon; could have each-way potential in a very open contest.

25/1

3rd

1

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 30y

14:35 Fairyhouse

Ballyshannon Rose

11st 3lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: P G Fahey

Useful mare won a Grade 2 chase at Thurles a year ago; was second to Dolcita in Listed company at Clonmel giving her 11lb, while she also ran a cracker in the Paddy Power Chase five days ago at Leopardstown; go well again if this doesn't come too soon.

9/2

Form: 441-41

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Beat Take All at Punchestown (extended 2m6f) and now 6lb higher; that was just his second handicap start so unexposed and should stay this longer trip.

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4th

4

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Uttoxeter

Farceur Du Large

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Had some smart form in Ireland before losing his way and changing hands for £16,000; kicked off for Jamie Snowden in winning two military races for amateurs at Sandown (3m, soft) and the horses he beat on both occasions have won handicaps subsequently; didn't get home on heavy in the Midlands National here but ran well enough for long enough to believe he's still in good form.

13/2

5th

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Farceur Du Large

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Had some smart form in Ireland before losing his way and changing hands for £16,000; a feather in Jamie Snowden's cap to have got him back on track with two 3m soft-ground wins at Sandown; those were military races for amateurs and yet the form has substance with the horses he beat on both occasions subsequently winning handicaps; probably on a good mark and he wasn't in form when pulled up in last season's Irish National on his only previous crack at a marathon trip; effective on heavy.

12/1

1st

1

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:05 Sandown

Farceur Du Large

12st 10lb

J: Maj Will Kellard

T: Jamie Snowden

Ex-Noel Meade; £16,000 buy last August and surged back to his best form at the first time of asking for his new connections, winning the Grand Military Gold Cup over C&D (soft) three weeks ago under Major Will Kellard, a race in which Fil D'Ariane was about 15l back in third (same weights as today) and Broken Halo unseated before push came to shove; solid chance.

5/4

Form: 4P7-82

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Some smart form over 2m last term and back to his best when second to Farceur Du Large over extended 2m6f at Punchestown; 2lb higher and suspect stayer over a trip he's never tried.

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Form: 5U9-00

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Fine third off 2lb lower in this last year having filled same position in Irish Grand National; has had a couple of prep runs over hurdles and no surprise if Donoghue gets a good tune out of him over these fences.

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4th

12

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 90y

14:30 Punchestown

Enjoy Dallen

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Smart staying handicap chaser at his best, third in the Irish Grand National and the Leopardstown Paddy Power in 2021; a long time since he has prospered; needs to step up on what he has shown cross-country so far; remote fifth behind Singing Banjo here on Thursday.

14/1

5th

10

2nd May 2024

Yielding

4m 1f 11y

16:50 Punchestown

Enjoy Dallen

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Smart staying handicap chaser at his best, third in the Irish Grand National and the Leopardstown Paddy Power in 2021; a long time since he has prospered; needs to step up on what he has shown cross-country so far; well held by Coko Beach, Birchdale and Fameaftertheglory.

16/1

Form: /111U/ C BF

Last run: 1022 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Smart bumper and hurdles performer won first three races over fences in 2019/20; not seen since Cheltenham in March 2020 where he was beaten in third when unseating at the last in the National Hunt Chase; readily opposed after a mammoth absence.

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14th

10

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Carefully Selected

11st 1lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

Produced a tired unseat at the final fence when 10-11 over 3m6f at Cheltenham in March 2020 on his only attempt at a long-distance chase; absent 1022 days before this season but short-head win from Dunboyne in the Thyestes at Gowran (3m1f, soft to heavy) showed he's as good as ever, a game effort too but he needs to bounce back from a lesser show one month later.

50/1

4th

2

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 110y

15:55 Fairyhouse

Carefully Selected

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Dual Grade 3 winner as a novice came back from a long absence this season, winning the Thyestes Chase on his second start back; is more effective on soft ground but handles this too; Townend prefers Kemboy but still a major player.

9/4

1st

3

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Carefully Selected

11st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Smart bumper and hurdles performer won his first three races over fences in 2019/20; beaten in third when unseating at the last in the 2020 National Hunt Chase; considering prolonged absence, did well to hold his place until nearing the closing stages of the Paddy Power; arguably leading hope now for the champion trainer who has won this four times in the last nine years.

13/2

Form: 112-53 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won over 2m4f on chase debut at Clonmel last term and second in mares' handicap at Punchestown festival; third in Porterstown Handicap over 3m5f at Fairyhouse last time and some of these may be too pacy for her.

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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: 655-8P

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 146

Form & Verdict

Last win in 2020 Galway Plate but not had much racing since then; creditable fifth in this year's Irish National but pulled up in Munster National at Limerick on latest outing; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

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3rd

5

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:43 Cork

Early Doors

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: E Bolger

held up in rear, awkward jump 5th, headway 8th, went third towards near side when not fluent 3 out, no impression after 2 out

5/2

Form: -6F64P C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 146

Form & Verdict

Winner over 2m1f at last two Dublin Racing Festivals; fourth in Munster National over this trip but didn't show up in Troytown; loads of handicap experience and, given his track record, should give a good account of himself.

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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: 27115U D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Versatile across the disciplines; won at Gowran before finishing fifth in Munster National on latest completed start in October when behind Ain't That A Shame, Donkey Years and A Wave Of the Sea.

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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: 11125- BF

Last run: 244 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 149

Form & Verdict

Smart hurdler won first three starts over fences before being touched off by very useful French Dynamite in Grade 3 at Thurles in March; fifth in Punchestown festival handicap (just behind Egality Mans) when last seen in April; first try over 3m and stiff task off topweight.

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15th

24

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Ciel De Neige

10st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Running a fair race when unseating two out in this last year (soft) and is 22lb lower today; however, below par in September on final run for Willie Mullins and well beaten in three runs since joining this yard.

33/1

14th

16

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Ciel De Neige

10st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Ran well in handicap hurdles at earlier Festivals and has since won three chases at up to 2m4f for Willie Mullins; has not yet settled down for new yard (without regular headgear; cheekpieces refitted today) and best watched in such a warm race.

100/1

25/1

Form: 1P-628 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Beat Donkey Years off 131 at Fairyhouse in April (3m); second to Captain Kangaroo over 3m4f at Cork but well beaten in Troytown at Navan on latest start.

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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: 0-2353 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Galway Blazers winner last year and fifth in Kery National; fifth to Gabbys Cross in this year's renewal of the Blazers in July; had a prep for this behind Energumene at Cork and could go well at a price.

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11th

7

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Punchestown

Born By The Sea

12st 0lb

J: Conor Hawkins

T: Paul John Gilligan

Tailed off in Grand Sefton latest and 0-17 on Flat; looks vulnerable.

100/1

Form: 542-23

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Maiden over fences but has been highly tried; fair fourth in 2m5f handicap here at the Dublin Racing Festival in February and far from a forlorn hope off 4lb lower mark with good claimer on board; tries 3m for the first time and it may well suit.

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0

2

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

17:40 Bellewstown

Gallant John Joe

11st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

in touch with leaders

25/1

0

6

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 108y

14:30 Galway

Gallant John Joe

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Lightly-raced veteran and has come back quite well from a long period on the sidelines; good second in a staying handicap hurdle at Punchestown in February and again in a 3m conditions hurdle at Cork last month; goes on any ground and should give a good account.

14/1

2nd

5

14th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:35 Cork

Gallant John Joe

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

prominent, ridden after 3 out, chased clear leader 2 out, ridden and headway run-in, no impression towards finish

8/1

Form: -10230

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Progressive handicapper was second in Kerry National and third to Captain Kangaroo over 3m4f at Cork; poor run in Becher Chase at Aintree; has been on the go all year.

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33

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Recite A Prayer

10st 2lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

All his three wins under rules were on good ground but his third of 17 in the Cork National (3m4f) came in the mud; major backward steps in his two races since (he's been off since Christmas) and the first of them was over these fences.

66/1

20th

12

27th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

15:00 Leopardstown

Recite A Prayer

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders on inner, lost position and pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened

18/1

12th

6

3rd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 188y

Class 1

14:05 Aintree

Recite A Prayer

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Won two handicap chases in the spring and has continued the good work in autumn, finishing second in the Kerry National (3m, good) then third to stablemate Captain Kangaroo in the Cork National (3m4f, soft to heavy); this 7yo could have more to offer for his top trainer and is respected.

12/1

Form: 675235 CD

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Former Grade 1 winner not the force of old but was fair fifth to Hewick in Galway Plate; now 2lb lower with 7lb claimer engaged; well beaten in Grade 3 contest won by stablemate Galvin at Punchestown in October.

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Form: 41F-4P

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

1-6 over fences; disappointing when favourite in Down Royal Grade 2 on reappearance and pulled up after mistake at halfway in Troytown; not one to write off by any means and good claimer booked.

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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: 6U0-U3

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Veteran won Grand National Trial at Punchestown last year and was third, but beaten 18l, in the Troytown last month; former Grade 1 winner stays all day but others less exposed.

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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

Form: /12RP-

Last run: 261 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Promising novice who won on chase debut at Naas last term until becoming recalcitrant and losing his way for Henry de Bromhead; owner is dynamite at sourcing horses with upside and intriguing runner if new trainer has sweetened him up.

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2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Mr Incredible

11st 9lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Placed in major handicaps on his three completions for this yard and the three non-completions weren't his fault, hampered when unseating at the Chair at Aintree last week (10-1); towards rear at the time having been very slow to stride following the standing start; that was four weeks after his Midlands National second (4m2f, heavy) which came after 336 days off; connections thought he'd improve fitness-wise after that run but now it remains to be seen how he's come out of last week's race.

10/1

18

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Mr Incredible

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Placed in major handicaps on his three completions for this yard and the two non-completions weren't his fault, including as the saddle slipped when he was running a big race in last year's renewal; not seen again until his Midlands National second, so he's proved himself at 4m2f on heavy ground; now he has to do it all again four weeks later and the standing start might be a concern for one who used to have problems setting off in his races and still has issues at home, but he's a player if, as connections expect, that latest run improves his fitness.

12/1

Form: 134-30

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Fair novice who won over 3m1f at Wexford in March and was a running-on fourth in 2m5f handicap at Punchestown festival; was disappointing in Troytown on his return but headgear and crack 5lb claimer may well help and better expected.

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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: 321-93 D

Last run: 65 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Beat Recite A Prayer over this trip at Punchestown in April; third in Munster National in October and 7lb better off with runner-up Ain't That A Shame; probably still on a fair mark.

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4th

1

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:15 Wexford

Donkey Years

12st 0lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

in touch with leaders early, jumped slightly right 3rd, towards rear when slow jump 5th

6/1

Form: 64421U D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

It all came right off 10lb lower mark in 3m4f Cork National where he readily beat Defi Bleu and Recite A Prayer; unseated halfway in Becher Chase; jumped well for Callaghan at Cork and he's back on board.

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6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Captain Kangaroo

10st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Has National honours having won the Cork version in November (3m4f, soft/heavy); it's been a sorry state of affairs since then with four non-completions and, while his trainer can work wonders, he's not overly appealing with that background.

20/1

7

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 4f 40y

14:10 Punchestown

Captain Kangaroo

10st 9lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

Beat Defi Bleu in the Munster National, now 10lb higher; let down by his jumping over the National fences in the Becher and in the Paddy Power; reportedly made a noise when pulled up in the Thyestes; not a betting proposition against that background.

16/1

15

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Captain Kangaroo

10st 7lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

Beat Defi Bleu in the Munster National, now 10lb higher; let down by his jumping in two subsequent starts, over the National fences in the Becher and in the Paddy Power.

20/1

Form: /4U59-

Last run: 289 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Well held since winning off 121 at Punchestown in late 2020 and lacks the prep run which his record suggests would have enhanced his chance.

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5th

8

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 4f 40y

14:10 Punchestown

Stones And Roses

10st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Not much of note in his form since winning off a 9lb lower mark here in late 2020; fifth to Death Duty when favourite for this race 12 months ago; remote ninth behind Diol Ker on final start last season; 66-1 when pulled-up after a bad mistake three out on his reappearance in the Paddy Power.

16/1

20

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Stones And Roses

10st 5lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

Not much of note in his form since winning off a 9lb lower mark at Punchestown in late-2020; 66-1 when pulled-up after a bad mistake three out on his reappearance in the Paddy Power; second reserve.

26

27th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 0f 50y

15:00 Leopardstown

Stones And Roses

10st 9lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

soon led, headed but prominent 12th, weakening and towards rear when bad mistake 3 out, pulled up after 2 out

33/1

Form: -14256

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

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

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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.

OUR TIP

Form: PF-323

Last run: 130 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; useful hurdler but 12-race maiden over fences; has had a break since August.

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4

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

15:45 Uttoxeter

Alfa Mix

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Ben Haslam

prominent, lost ground 4 out

25/1

1

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 127y

Class 3

16:05 Perth

Alfa Mix

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

0-13 over fences for Gavin Cromwell and made that 0-14 when pulled up on his debut for Ben Haslam; could be happier back over hurdles (2-7) and potentially on a perfectly fair mark.

20/1

1

21st Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 3

16:00 Wetherby

Alfa Mix

11st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Ben Haslam

0-13 over fences for Gavin Cromwell and well beaten in December when last seen, but he's been placed several times and the betting could be informative on his first run for Ben Haslam (remains in same ownership).

12/1

Form: 212111 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; diminutive Flat-bred has taken really well to fences and won his last three; engaged over 2m1f here on Monday.

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Payout
Exacta €41874.00
Straight Forecast €10461.40
Tricast €92810.50
Trifecta €0.00

Selections

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The Irish Sun:

Gabbys Cross

SPOTLIGHT:

Egality Mans

POSTDATA:

Defi Bleu

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