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14:20 Leopardstown

Soft

Savills Chase (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £86764.71
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Savills Chase (Grade 1)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.40
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 11F2-3 CD

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 168

Form & Verdict

Surprise winner of the Irish Gold Cup here in February, getting an easy time of it on the front end; was in the process of chasing home Allaho in the Ryanair before making a mistake and coming down at the penultimate fence; signed off the season with another solid run when runner-up in the Bowl; appeared to be in need of the run on reappearance at Down Royal.

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

6th

3

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 213y

17:25 Punchestown

Conflated

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped left, prominent, led before 2nd

11/1

1

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

Conflated

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Versatile ground-wise; dual Grade 1 winner at 3m in 2022; ran respectably when third behind Protektorat and Envoi Allen in the Ryanair dropped back to 2m4f most recently; however, his chance of reversing those placings appears to depend on how well he responds to first-time cheekpieces.

9/1

3rd

4

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Conflated

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Versatile ground-wise; looked beaten when unseating rider at final fence in 3m Grade 1 races won by Galopin Des Champs the last twice; disputing second place when falling two out in this contest in 2022; dual winner at the top level and third in last year's Cheltenham Gold Cup; ties in closely with Envoi Allen on Down Royal form in November; very good chaser on his day, therefore, and has place possibilities granted a clear round.

13/2

7/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 4-6222 CD

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 161

Form & Verdict

Not beaten far when third in this event last season, but could manage only fifth behind Conflated in the Irish Gold Cup in February; twice no match for stablemate Easy Game over 2m4f in the autumn; managed to get the better of Conflated and a below-par Galvin when second in 3m Grade 1 event at Down Royal early last month.

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

1st

6

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 110y

15:55 Fairyhouse

Kemboy

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

made virtually all, soon led, briefly headed 2nd, not fluent 5th, pushed along and faced challenge when not fluent 2 out, ridden before last, kept on well but reduced lead towards finish, just did enough

7/4

6th

5

4th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 44y

15:05 Leopardstown

Kemboy

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: W P Mullins

led, briefly headed halfway, headed before 3 out, pushed along and weakened from 2 out

10/1

2nd

7

28th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

Kemboy

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

led, headed and raced in second after 9th, headway disputing lead after 5 out, headed 3 out, jumped slightly right 2 out, ridden and chased clear leader approaching last, kept on, no match for winner

7/1

Form: 1523-1 CD

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 155

Form & Verdict

Grade 1 novice winner from shorter-priced stablemate Run Wild Fred over C&D last Christmas; chased home Ahoy Senor at Aintree before lesser display at Punchestown; gave a resolute performance over a shorter trip than ideal on seasonal debut in Grade 2 event at Down Royal; best part of a stone inferior to stablemates Galvin and Conflated.

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

Form: 0-3455 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 156

Form & Verdict

No further success since winning 2m1f Grade 1 novice here two years ago; best efforts last season, second in the Thyestes Chase and third in the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris; not at best on two visits to Auteuil this season; up against it.

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

3rd

9

15th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 37y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Franco De Port

11st 7lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Grade 1 novice chase winner at Leopardstown in December 2020 and creditable fourth in the 3m Grade 1 Savills Chase there in December this season; this classy sort is Willie Mullins' sole contender and could have a part to play if he takes to this unique course at the first attempt.

7/1

5th

2

4th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 44y

15:05 Leopardstown

Franco De Port

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump with fluency, always towards rear, not fluent and slightly hampered 2 out, kept on approaching last, never dangerous

40/1

4th

3

28th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

Franco De Port

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

raced freely, towards rear, headway and in touch with leaders 8th

16/1

Form: 613-12 C

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 151

Form & Verdict

Returned from a break to win over hurdles at Thurles in October; showed useful form over fences in the spring, winning a 2m2f Grade 3 event at Thurles, then taking third in 2m5f novice handicap at Punchestown; fine second behind Ga Law in Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham; faces tough task at this level.

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

4th

5

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 35y

13:35 Thurles

French Dynamite

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

raced in second, not fluent 2nd, mistake and joined 7th, lost second and weakening when mistake 3 out, tailed off after 2 out

12/1

Form: 146-14 CD BF

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 166

Form & Verdict

Won this event last season, beating A Plus Tard and Kemboy by a short head and 3/4l; fourth to A Plus Tard in Cheltenham Gold Cup, well held at Punchestown at the end of the campaign; solid return when landing a Grade 3 at Punchestown, ran a lifeless race when favourite for Grade 1 Down Royal event.

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

4th

13

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Galvin

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

NH Chase winner at Cheltenham in 2021 and second to Delta Work in the cross-country there (soft) in March 2023, both over 3m6f; unseated at the first in the Grand National last April; this season's form is not good enough and although these spring races will have been bigger targets, he hasn't actually won a race on worse than good to soft since 2019.

33/1

4th

8

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:45 Navan

Galvin

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in rear, headway after 3 out, went fourth approaching last, kept on well, not reach leaders

20/1

Form: 112P1-

Last run: 245 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 165

Form & Verdict

Galway Plate winner in 2021 and later won a 2m4f Grade 2 event at Gowran; did not take to the Aintree fences when pulled-up in the Topham; bounced back from that to win a 2m5f handicap chase at the Punchestown festival, earning promotion to 165; first time over 3m since winning a point-to-point in 2017.

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

11

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 160y

17:25 Punchestown

Royal Rendezvous

12st 0lb

J: Mr B Dunleavy

T: Mrs Caroline McCaldin

Ex-Willie Mullins, best known for winning the 2021 Galway Plate; also beat Hardline in a 2m4f Grade 2 event at Gowran later that year; won a valuable handicap chase at this meeting two years ago, second in the same race last season; tailed off at Portrush in March on first start for Caroline McCaldin, may have needed that, and perhaps premature to write off.

12/1

2nd

1

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 50y

19:05 Punchestown

Royal Rendezvous

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

jumped right on occasions, prominent, led 2nd, not fluent 10th, headed after 3 out, pushed along and lost second after 2 out, ridden and went second again run-in, no match for winner

13/2

2nd

3

10th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Royal Rendezvous

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Was getting 4lb from Easy Game when beating that rival in the 2021 Galway Plate and landed Gowran Grade 2 on his next start; won a Punchestown festival handicap under a welter burden last year but well beaten both starts this term.

13/2

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Non-runners

A Plus Tard

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Payout
Exacta €82.00
Straight Forecast €96.30
Tricast €399.20
Trifecta €423.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

A Plus Tard

The Irish Sun:

Galvin

SPOTLIGHT:

Conflated

POSTDATA:

Kemboy

TOPSPEED:

A Plus Tard