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Finlay Ford At Naas Novice Chase (Grade 3)

  • Prize money: £15663.72
  • 3m 0f 170y
  • 5 runners
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Finlay Ford At Naas Novice Chase (Grade 3)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

100/30 (Won)

Form: 3166-1 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bumper and hurdles winner but fell short at the highest level; stayed on strongly to account for stablemate Tenzing on his chase debut at Thurles last month; still capable of better and has a leading chance here but needs to step up again.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Ramillies

12st 0lb

J: Mr R James

T: D M Christie

A good horse in his day for Willie Mullins, though failed to shine at three successive Festivals (all Grade 1s admittedly); has won four points since November (on ground ranging from yielding to heavy) but he stopped to a walk on the run-in after mixing it for a long way with Its On The Line at Naas last month and that hard race was perhaps a factor in his no-show last week at Gowran; hard to recommend so soon after that.

40/1

4th

4

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

17:05 Gowran Park

Ramillies

12st 0lb

J: Mr R James

T: D M Christie

Point winner in Britain at the start of his career; bumper/hurdles chase winner for Willie Mullins, now a four-time point winner for David Christie; two wins in November, two more in January; in between, only fourth behind Its On The Line at Down Royal; very remote last of three behind Its On The Line at Naas last time; this is a weaker race, ground not a big concern.

13/8

3rd

7

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

16:15 Naas

Ramillies

12st 0lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: D M Christie

prominent, briefly led before 4th, pressed leader 5th, led 8th

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 321-1F C

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Consistently improved as a hurdler, putting up his best performance when winning the Boyne Hurdle at Navan last year; not quite so effective yet over fences, winning a beginners at Galway before falling when beaten in the Drinmore at Fairyhouse; race conditions suit here and this trip will help his jumping; can go close.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 45y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Thedevilscoachman

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Noel Meade

raced wide, didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, dropped to last and weakened before 2 out, no impression when hampered by faller after 2 out

7/2

4th

5

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

14:15 Gowran Park

Thedevilscoachman

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Noel Meade

Won 2022 Boyne Hurdle at Navan from Ashdale Bob; dual Grade 3 winner over fences last year, showing plenty of stamina in races at Naas and Limerick; improved from his return to action in the Troytown Chase when splitting Sir Gerhard and Ashdale Bob at Punchestown; first-time cheekpieces now; could be hard to beat.

7/4

2nd

6

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 15y

14:15 Punchestown

Thedevilscoachman

11st 6lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Noel Meade

Won 2022 Boyne Hurdle from Ashdale Bob; Dual Grade 3 winner over fences this year; should be better for his return to action in the Troytown Chase.

4/1

Form: 51-13U

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler got up on the line to win on his chase debut at Fairyhouse in October; ran okay in a Grade 2 at Punchestown subsequently before falling in a 3m Grade 1 at Leopardstown; has won a point on soft ground; hard enough to assess but not much of a surprise if he played a hand.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

10

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Amirite

11st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Pulled up when favourite for Irish National last April and hasn't really threatened on either run this season; however, those were still fair efforts (3m1f/3m) and his saddle slipped when he was fourth at Cheltenham in October; remains lightly raced and may yet have more to offer for top Irish yard.

11/2

5th

18

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Amirite

11st 1lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, some headway home turn, ran on from last, not reach leaders

8/1

Form: 185-11 D

Last run: 99 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual winner of a bumper, over hurdles and over fences; gained his second win over fences in a three-runner contest at Cheltenham in October quite emphatically, although tempered by the fact that his two opponents ran way below their best; most of his form is on better ground and has to give weight, but one of the ones to beat.

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24

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Chemical Energy

10st 9lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Second in the 3m6f NH Chase at Cheltenham (soft; unproven on heavy) last March; however, he pulled up after bad blunders in the Irish National next time and was again none too fluent when below-form sixth of 17 in the Kerry National in September on his only start this season; it's not been a copybook build-up.

40/1

6th

4

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Listowel

Chemical Energy

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Is 2-6 over fences, wins achieved in a 2m1f beginners' event here 12 months ago and in a poorly contested Cheltenham event; chance in a race of this nature is signposted by his second placing in the 3m6f National Hunt Chase; effectively lost his chance in the Irish Grand National with a bad mistake five out.

10/1

Form: /63532

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner for Willie Mullins in 2020 but well beaten in five runs over fences for his current stable and makes little appeal; needs to have his sights lowered.

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3

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:17 Naas

Francin

11st 0lb

J: Mr R A Berry

T: J A Berry

Useful sort for Willie Mullins but has been well-held when facing mostly stiff tasks for this yard; another one today and best passed over.

100/1

8

26th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Naas

Francin

10st 7lb

J: Mr J P Berry

T: J A Berry

Two hurdle wins for Willie Mullins in 2020, obtaining a mark of 142; well beaten in six completed chase starts for his current stable, all in decent company; in touch when falling four out in a Grade 3 event here in January; should find things easier now in his first handicap.

10/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Thedevilscoachman

TOPSPEED:

Ramillies

RP Ratings (IRE):

Chemical Energy

The Irish Sun:

Thedevilscoachman

POSTDATA:

Ramillies