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13:01 Fairyhouse

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Jump Into January Handicap Chase

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  • 2m 1f 0y
  • 10 runners
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Jump Into January Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.90

Form: /2-041

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Off for a year after being touched off in a 2m2f handicap chase at Thurles in 2021; decent effort on his second run back over the same C&D before Christmas, a neck behind today's rival (and subsequent winner) Union Park; bolted up at Naas early in the month, chance has to be taken very seriously despite an 8lb rise.

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3rd

4

11th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Gowran Park

Shakeytry

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: E J O’Grady

Has been in the best form of his career lately, winning with a bit to spare at Naas and Fairyhouse over this trip, beating Union Park latter occasion; bumped up 9lb since but still has to be respected.

3/1

1st

1

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

13:01 Fairyhouse

Shakeytry

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: E J O’Grady

Off for a year after being touched off in a 2m2f handicap chase at Thurles in 2021; decent effort on his second run back over the same C&D before Christmas, a neck behind today's rival (and subsequent winner) Union Park; bolted up at Naas early in the month, chance has to be taken very seriously despite an 8lb rise.

100/30

1st

6

8th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:50 Naas

Shakeytry

10st 11lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: E J O’Grady

pressed leaders, not fluent 4 out, joined leaders on near side of group home turn, not fluent and nudged along 2 out, led last, ridden and went clear run-in, kept on strongly

4/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 244231 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Has gone up 6lb for a first chase success which was achieved after a couple of placed runs at Thurles; won only once from 20 starts over fences, so hard to be confident about his prospects of backing up that recent Clonmel victory.

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3rd

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:12 Naas

Union Park

11st 4lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Five-time winner, recorded career-best when winning a 2m3f Kilbeggan handicap chase last September; won off his lower hurdles mark at Cork six weeks ago; trip may be a bit sharp, could go well again for stable having a fine season.

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 6U1-9P D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Winner over this trip at Navan on his final start last season; two runs over further this term, made mistakes at Naas, struggled when raised in class in the Tim Duggan Memorial at Limerick; should be more at home here.

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6th

8

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 100y

14:40 Limerick

Dont Go Yet

11st 0lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Edward Cawley

midfield

12/1

3rd

12

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Dont Go Yet

10st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Edward Cawley

Both handicap wins have come on soft, notably last month (after six month's absence) at Down Royal under positive ride when jumping well (four fences omitted) and keeping on well to hold Bythesametoken; 4lb worse off with that rival here but should go well.

9/1

1st

5

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 100y

14:37 Down Royal

Dont Go Yet

11st 7lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Edward Cawley

jumped well, raced in second, joined leader after 1st, led 2nd, faced challenge when ridden omitted last, kept on well

10/1

Form: 3-5214 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Did not seem to stay when fading into a moderate fourth over 2m4f at Down Royal last time, or perhaps that run came too soon after his 2m win at Naas six days previously; carried 12 stone in the Down Royal race, on bottom weight in this much stronger event.

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6th

19

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Know The Game

10st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Tom Dreaper

Lacks a recent run; poor effort over hurdles at Roscommon on his final start last year; a better chaser but his hurdles mark is quite appealing; tongue-tie on for the first time.

16/1

15th

1

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 110y

19:08 Roscommon

Know The Game

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: J T R Dreaper

midfield

8/1

Form: 36411F

Last run: 126 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Was bidding for three in a row when falling at the Listowel festival; that race was over 3m, and he is best over further on the evidence of wins over 2m6f at Limerick and 2m4f at Wexford.

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1st

5

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Brideswell Lad

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Seamus Neville

midfield, left in fourth 6th, headway and pressed leader after 8th, led 3 out (usual 4 out)

33/1

7th

1

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Brideswell Lad

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

Four-time winner over fences, most recently at Wexford in September; faded on his return to action over hurdles at Leopardstown; conditions in his favour here and a bolder showing can be expected, but this is competitive.

25/1

18th

15

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Brideswell Lad

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

prominent

8/1

Form: 242333 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Has been very consistent since joining this yard, never worse than fourth in six starts since October, three over hurdles, the last three over fences; no real progress but could reach the money under the in-form Cian Quirke.

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3rd

2

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 92y

15:05 Limerick

Halsafari

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Andrew Slattery

Infrequent winner but ran loads of good races chasing/hurdling last winter including first time out and ground no issue; new trainer fits a tongue-tie.

10/1

10th

4

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 130y

16:00 Punchestown

Halsafari

11st 6lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Michael J Bowe

in touch with leaders

8/1

2

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

20:00 Tramore

Halsafari

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Michael J Bowe

14/1

Form: 33-65P D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Fair novice last season; needs to step considerably on this term's form; held by Razzle Dazzle Love on the basis of a 2m4f clash at this venue; jumping let her down last time when going left-handed in a Leopardstown event in which Halsafari was third.

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7th

5

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

13:01 Fairyhouse

Alice Avril

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Fair novice last season; needs to step considerably on this term's form; held by Razzle Dazzle Love on the basis of a 2m4f clash at this venue; jumping let her down last time when going left-handed in a Leopardstown event in which Halsafari was third.

10/1

7

26th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Alice Avril

10st 2lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Henry De Bromhead

jumped right, always towards rear, weakened 2 out, pulled up before last

13/2

5th

8

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 3f 165y

11:55 Fairyhouse

Alice Avril

10st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced freely, towards rear, headway after 3 out, still plenty to do after 2 out, kept on from last, never on terms

7/1

Form: 17-908

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Handicap hurdle winner off 98 at Naas last March; now makes his handicap chase mark off 108 (also his current hurdles rating); has finished second-last in his three beginners' chase starts (beaten an aggregate of 196 lengths), so his chance is not obvious, but much too soon to write off as a chaser.

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2nd

10

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Better Times Ahead

10st 13lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

Was much improved when stepping up in trip to almost 3m at Navan just over a year ago, landing a valuable novice handicap on heavy ground; entitled to have needed Gowran return after 11 months off and he's dangerous given his unexposed profile.

6/1

6th

4

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Better Times Ahead

11st 1lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

Chasing last season, ending campaign when bolting up in 3m Grade B novice handicap at Navan in March (heavy); 12lb higher now and market likely best guide to his readiness after 11 months absence.

11/2

4

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Better Times Ahead

11st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Robert Tyner

Has been chasing of late and bolted up in the Grade B novice handicap chase final at Navan last month; now 11lb well in over hurdles and will be hard to beat if coming here in the same form.

3/1

Form: 90-35P

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Career has failed to progress as might have been hoped after a maiden hurdle win on his racecourse debut; reported to have bled when pulled-up at Clonmel in his first handicap chase; best watched for the moment.

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0

5

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Serenity Grove

11st 9lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Gearoid O’Loughlin

Regressive for Henry de Bromhead after winning a maiden hurdle at Downpatrick in 2021; should be better for last month's point-to-point run but hard to make a strong case for him.

25/1

2

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

13:01 Fairyhouse

Serenity Grove

11st 9lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Henry De Bromhead

Career has failed to progress as might have been hoped after a maiden hurdle win on his racecourse debut; reported to have bled when pulled-up at Clonmel in his first handicap chase; best watched for the moment.

16/1

1

8th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 1f 191y

14:45 Clonmel

Serenity Grove

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Was an impressive maiden hurdle winner on rules debut but didn't go on from that; not a bad start to chasing career when third at Wexford in July but was poor at Tipperary next time; cheekpieces tried after a break.

100/30

Form: 594-23 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

No success yet over fences but worth considering on her placed form at this venue in recent months; second over 2m in November and third over 2m4f last time, showing a tendency to jump to the left on both occasions; 125-rated hurdler, 118 over fences.

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8th

2

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Razzle Dazzle Love

11st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Thomas Gibney

Bumper and hurdle winner lost her form over fences earlier this year but there was some encouragement from her hurdle run here last time; has to do more, though.

16/1

3rd

4

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 98y

17:50 Ballinrobe

Razzle Dazzle Love

11st 6lb

J: E Walsh

T: Thomas Gibney

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner in 2020 has been chasing in the last year without success; has dropped down the handicap returned to hurdles but others still preferred.

20/1

1

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Navan

Razzle Dazzle Love

12st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Is 0-9 over fences and failed to complete in her last two starts, albeit very much up against it at Listed level last time; doesn't look well treated on any of her chase form to date.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta €268.00
Straight Forecast €652.10
Tricast €6287.30
Trifecta €7002.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Union Park

The Irish Sun:

Better Times Ahead

SPOTLIGHT:

Razzle Dazzle Love

POSTDATA:

Halsafari

TOPSPEED:

Union Park