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14:50 Gowran Park

Soft

Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase (Grade A)

  • Prize money: £52212.39
  • 3m 1f 0y
  • 18 runners
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Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase (Grade A)

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: 111U/0

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

16/1

Form: -66R1P C

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Went up 10lb for emphatic 2m4f course win in November; undependable on overall profile; pulled-up in a rated novice contest at Fairyhouse last time.

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10

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Dunboyne

11st 1lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't jump with fluency, in rear, pushed along briefly 3rd, reminder 5th, some headway 13th, weakening when mistake 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

33/1

2

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Dunboyne

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gordon Elliott

Beaten only a short head in last season's Thyestes; fourth in the Kim Muir. pulled up in the Grand National; started the season brightly with Troytown fourth; ran well for a long way in the Thyestes but weakened in the straight and was pulled up before the last; Jack Kennedy deserts him for Where It All Began.

7/1

0

14

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Dunboyne

10st 11lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Beat Street Value in a 2m4f handicap here in November 2022 and beaten only a short head by Carefully Selected in this event 12 months ago.; could manage only fourth behind Angels Dawn when Irish raiders filled the first seven places in the Kim Muir; pulled up in the Grand National; big chance now with improvement likely from Troytown fourth.

6/1

Form: 23/F-4

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict

Took well to fences 2020/21 season, winning 2m6f Grade 2 at Punchestown and second in Limerick Grade 1 event; ran only once last season; struggled in good company in the Clonmel Oil Chase on return, but will be a lot sharper now; first-time cheekpieces, as well as tongue-tie worn before; rider's claim a major plus-factor.

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6

17th Mar 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 2f 50y

15:50 Down Royal

Pencilfulloflead

11st 0lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

Former Grade 2 novice winner; needed the run at Clonmel in November after a lengthy absence; put in an encouraging display when third in the Thyestes; let down by his jumping in the Bobbyjo Chase, ending up a long way behind Now Where Or When who is rated 17lb inferior to him.

5/2

5th

9

25th Feb 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 110y

15:55 Fairyhouse

Pencilfulloflead

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Classy sort has endured absences from action in the last two seasons but showed he is as good as ever with two solid runs this term; is closely matched with Carefully Selected on Thyestes running but best form is on softer ground.

3/1

3rd

2

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Pencilfulloflead

11st 11lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Took well to fences 2020/21 season, winning 2m6f Grade 2 at Punchestown and second in Limerick Grade 1 event; ran only once last season; struggled in good company in the Clonmel Oil Chase on return, but will be a lot sharper now; first-time cheekpieces, as well as tongue-tie worn before; rider's claim a major plus-factor.

8/1

Form: 448-94 CD

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Winner of this race in 2021, sixth behind Longhouse Poet last season; down the field in Munster National but now holds an each-way chance on his Troytown fourth, just in front of strongly-fancied stablemate Frontal Assault; still only eight, and has the benefit of Ben Harvey's 5lb claim.

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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: /0P5-5

Last run: 89 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Only two runs in 2022 were over hurdles, unplaced both times; has struggled since Navan second behind Coko Beach in 2021; claims rest on his 18l defeat of Coko Beach at Naas earlier that season; stable enjoying a good season, rider's claim an asset.

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5

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 160y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Espanito Bello

11st 4lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

didn't jump with fluency, prominent early, slow jump and lost position 1st, soon dropped to last, weakened 9th, pulled up 10th

16/1

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

Espanito Bello

11st 9lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Loves it around here, five wins include this race last year (off 140) and valuable Brown Lad Hurdle on seasonal debut in November; on the retreat when unseating at the last in Thyestes and none too fluent when third in Grade 3 Newlands Chase over inadequate 2m back here last month; more needed but return to best trip to suit.

8/1

3rd

4

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Naas

Espanito Bello

11st 1lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Effectively mixed hurdling with chasing last year; course specialist, 5-8 here, including the Leinster National last March and the Brown Lad Hurdle on seasonal debut; hurdling technique deserted him at Navan; got tired and made mistakes in the Thyestes, unseated at the last; needs to get his campaign back on track.

6/1

Form: P2-153

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Fine effort for a novice when second in last season's Irish Grand National; good form when beating subsequent Grade 2-winning mare Darrens Hope on seasonal debut at Galway; suffered early interference when unplaced favourite for the Troytown at Navan; back down in class after a Grade 1 attempt now at Leopardstown; leading chance on the balance of form.

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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: /829-2 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 151

Form & Verdict

Has run only five times since third behind Galvin in 2021 National Hunt Chase; down the field in this race last year before losing out narrowly to Any Second Now in Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse; dropped away from the second-last out in the Grand National; reappearance at Thurles in December was encouraging.

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10th

2

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Escaria Ten

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Smart chaser when trained in Ireland by Gordon Elliott but his two runs in France this winter (hurdle/chase) were very disappointing; sold for 30,000gns since; has a lot to prove on his debut for another new stable.

40/1

3

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Punchestown

Escaria Ten

11st 10lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Third in the 2021 National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham but now on a losing sequence that predates that run; best chase form has been in conditions races; lesser efforts in top-level handicaps; 50-1 when pulled-up in the Magners Plate last time.

12/1

16

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Escaria Ten

10st 10lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Gordon Elliott

Third in the 2021 NH Chase at Cheltenham over 3m6f but he cracked approaching two out in last year's National and was beaten 75l; also went to nothing in home straight for the Thyestes (3m1f) this January and no show at Cheltenham (2m4f) in March, so all in all he's had a fall from grace; usual headgear is removed.

66/1

Form: 15-156

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Won the 2m6f Galway Blazers last July; defeated Busselton on that occasion, made mistakes when fifth behind that rival in Kerry National; not beaten far in sixth in the Paddy Power; capable of making his presence felt.

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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: 24-10F

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Second-season novice went up 9lb for beating subsequent Paddy Power winner Real Steel on his seasonal debut at Galway; out the back in the Troytown; beaten when falling two out over a shorter trip at Limerick last time.

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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

Form: 5-22U1

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Stayed on well when runner-up over 3m1f at Cheltenham in November; unseated at the fifth in the Troytown; made amends when beating stablemate Fakiera in the 3m5f Porterstown Chase at Fairyhouse a week later; big chance now despite an 8lb rise.

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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: 465242

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Yet to score over fences, but his second to stablemate Puntive in the 3m5f Porterstown Chase at Fairyhouse early last month shows that a good staying handicap chase is within his reach; second under a big weight at Punchestown last time.

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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

Form: P3P-P9

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

Form: P-6280 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Beat Donkey Years off 131 at Fairyhouse last April, but pulled-up in the race won by that opponent at the Punchestown festival; second to Captain Kangaroo in 3m4f Cork National; hard to be confident after much lesser efforts in the Troytown and Paddy Power.

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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: 6UF-F5

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Has failed to prosper since Fairyhouse novice win 14 months ago; remote fifth at Limerick last month following three consecutive failures to complete; little appeal, though perhaps a hope that first-time cheekpieces will help.

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15th

20

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 6f 111y

18:40 Galway

Lieutenant Command

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Noel Meade

towards rear

25/1

6th

3

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 50y

19:05 Punchestown

Lieutenant Command

10st 12lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

prominent, left in second 9th

9/2

12

10th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 5f 0y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Lieutenant Command

10st 7lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

His return to form at Leopardstown (2m5f, yielding) came out of the blue and it was hard work at the finish; prone to mistakes and unproven over this far, though was declared for this 12 months ago only to be withdrawn (lame).

25/1

Form: 21-93U

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Rewarded for consistency last season when winning a competitive 3m handicap chase at the Punchestown festival; unseated at fifth in the Paddy Power, definite chance on previous Munster National third, with Defi Bleu, Darrens Hope and Coko Beach behind.

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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: 34-30P D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Fair novice last season, form included a win over 3m1f at Wexford and a staying-on fourth in 2m5f handicap at Punchestown festival; not one of the stable's stronger candidates judged on Troytown and Paddy Power displays.

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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: 4421UF

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 124281

Last run: 67 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Chase score two stands at 2-15 and placed eight times following a battling performance to beat Minella Crooner in a Grade 2 contest at Punchestown; previous run in the Munster National was a shade disappointing, but her chance is underlined by a second to Frontal Assault at Galway, 11lb better off now.

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7

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 7f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Darrens Hope

10st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Murphy

Has been a reliable mare in previous seasons ans looked set for a fine campaign when a long-priced Grade 2 winner at this venue last November; has lost form alarmingly and is now tried with blinkers for the first time.

25/1

11

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

16:15 Aintree

Darrens Hope

10st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Robert Murphy

Can lead; has had a fallow spell since winning a Grade 2 novice at Punchestown in November (2m6f, yielding) and little in her latest two handicap starts (in October and January) suggests she has anything in hand off her current mark.

16/1

32

10th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 5f 0y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Darrens Hope

10st 0lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Robert Murphy

Second reserve; won the Grade 2 Florida Pearl Novice at Punchestown in November (2m6f) but hasn't produced an effort of note since then.

OUR TIP

Form: -14256

Last run: 60 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 4U59-P D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

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.

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

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: 2P-F5F D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Useful staying mare at her best; doubts at this stage, since she has failed to complete three of last four starts; took a heavy fall at the 14th in the Welsh National on latest; previously fifth in Porterstown Chase in which Punitive beat Fakiera; third reserve.

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

Terms and conditions

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Non-runners

Rambranlt'jac, Stones And Roses, Regina Dracones

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Straight Forecast €1259.10
Tricast €8862.80

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

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The Irish Sun:

Pencilfulloflead

POSTDATA:

Fakiera

SPOTLIGHT:

Darrens Hope

TOPSPEED:

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