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Paddy Power Cheltenham Fanzone Handicap Chase (Registered As The Sandyford Handicap Chase) (Grade B)

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  • 2m 1f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Paddy Power Cheltenham Fanzone Handicap Chase (Registered As The Sandyford Handicap Chase) (Grade B)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 121111 CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Has been a revelation since switching to fences winning four of his five starts and bids for a five-timer here after landing a C&D handicap on St Stephen's Day when last seen; has another 11lb rise to cope with but he's hard to rule out in his current mood.

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16/1

  • Place: £6.00

Form: 631349 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Won a novice chase at Galway in October (form boosted by runner-up since) and he ran with credit in a Grade 2 novice at Punchestown a month later; didn't appreciate 3m or a step up in class in a Grade 1 here next time and below form over hurdles since; there should be more to come over fences but he will need a career best.

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7th

4

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

18:07 Ballinrobe

Barnacullia

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Michael Mulvany

towards rear, dropped to rear halfway, detached from 3 out, tailed off

9/2

4th

6

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

16:10 Galway

Barnacullia

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Michael Mulvany

prominent

5/1

2nd

2

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Listowel

Barnacullia

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Michael Mulvany

Winner and placed on the Flat since second to 33-1 Fighting Fit in a handicap chase at the Galway festival, with the winner's shorter-priced stablemate Roseys Hollow back in fifth; good chance he can emerge best in the rematch.

7/2

Form: 6F64P0 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Won this race last year from 2lb lower on similar ground; tailed off over 3m here last time and below form this term but he's interesting back over this C&D.

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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

7th

3

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

15:35 Musselburgh

A Wave Of The Sea

11st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Ben Haslam

Very useful for Joseph O'Brien; respectable fourth in a couple of notable Irish handicaps this term; possibly unsuited by heavy ground on debut for Ben Haslam but in contention when unseating five out at Doncaster (3m) next time; on a 16-race losing sequence but a case can be made.

20/1

Form: 1/U15P

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Unseated on chase debut but won by wide margin at Clonmel on second start in a beginners' event (form boosted since); well below form twice since, although finished lame at Fairyhouse three weeks ago; workable opening mark.

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0

22

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Jody Ted

10st 11lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

towards rear, unseated 8th

12/1

1st

12

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Punchestown

Jody Ted

10st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, mistake 5th, pressed leaders 5 out

6/1

1st

5

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:50 Limerick

Jody Ted

11st 10lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

Decent record after a break and will handle the ground; plenty of creditable efforts in valuable, and better-contested, handicaps last term after winning at Clonmel and this race represents a nice opportunity for him to land a good pot.

100/30

Form: 8-6521 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Getting better with each run this season and ended a losing sequence with a 9l success at Fairyhouse three weeks ago; that was a career best but an 8lb rise demands another and all his best form is on more testing ground than what he gets here.

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12th

6

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Rebel Gold

11st 8lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Patrick T Foley

Won a valuable 2m1f handicap at Fairyhouse and a 2m Grade 3 at Naas last season; best run this term came in corresponding Naas event when runner-up to smart Ferny Hollow; veteran is dropped in class after Grade 2 Fairyhouse run.

25/1

4th

3

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 160y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Rebel Gold

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Patrick T Foley

took keen hold, raced in second, lost second but prominent 5 out, weakened 3 out

14/1

2nd

2

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Naas

Rebel Gold

11st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Patrick T Foley

Veteran won this race last season; down the field on seasonal debut in a handicap hurdle at this venue won by Espanito Bello; out of his depth in Cork's Grade 2 Hilly Way Chase won by El Fabiolo; not a bad handicap run at Leopardstown last time but up against it here.

14/1

100/30

Form: 09-363 C

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Beaten 22l behind Appreciate in a beginners' at Punchestown in December; looks like a potential improver now switching to handicaps and well treated on his peak hurdle form; wears first-time cheekpieces.

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4th

2

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:30 Punchestown

Get My Drift

11st 10lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: M F Morris

Off the mark over fences at fifth attempt when taking decent 2m3f Kilbeggan beginners' event last month, staying on well to assert late on (first two clear); drop back to 2m may not be ideal on such quick ground.

11/4

1st

4

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 20y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Get My Drift

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: M F Morris

Hurdle winner has run some solid races in four chase starts, notably in a hot Leopardstown handicap last time in first-time cheekpieces; a repeat of that run will see him closely involved.

100/30

6th

8

4th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Get My Drift

10st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: M F Morris

Beaten 22l behind Appreciate in a beginners' at Punchestown in December; looks like a potential improver now switching to handicaps and well treated on his peak hurdle form; wears first-time cheekpieces.

100/30

Form: 065465 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

6-34 over fences; fifth behind Final Orders over C&D last time and while he's not been beaten too far in any of his starts this year, he looks a bit high in the weights for now; wears first-time cheekpieces.

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8th

6

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 158y

13:53 Thurles

Espion Du Chenet

10st 5lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Louise G Lyons

didn't always jump with fluency, in rear throughout, detached when weakened after 4 out, tailed off when eased after 2 out

25/1

9th

11

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Listowel

Espion Du Chenet

10st 5lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: Louise G Lyons

Has done a lot of racing since his last win, two most recent runs provide no encouragement; tailed off in Kilbeggan race in which Irish Blaze was third two week ago.

25/1

Form: 051358 D

Last run: 111 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Back to his best when winning a handicap chase at the Galway festival earlier this season; hasn't shown much in two runs for this yard but only 1lb above his last winning mark as a result.

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6th

2

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Vado Forte

11st 11lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

towards rear

10/1

5th

2

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:58 Cork

Vado Forte

11st 7lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

held up in rear, headway after 5 out, weakened from 2 out

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5235P4 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Close up third in a Grade 2 at Gowran was a good run back in October; lost his way on his next two starts but it was a step back in the right direction when fourth of 11 behind Rebel Gold at Fairyhouse three weeks ago; quicker ground is fine and he's on a career low mark but probably wants a bit further than this these days.

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No Results Found

Form: 22-552 D

Last run: 134 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Solid form in defeat in three runs for Nicky Henderson and similar story since his return to Ireland for this new yard; runner-up in a valuable handicap hurdle at Listowel when last seen and he's on a 3lb lower chase mark; seems at his best on decent ground.

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4th

1

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

Fils Doudairies

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped right on occasions, led and clear, mistake 2nd, reduced lead before 3 out

66/1

3rd

1

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 160y

14:35 Punchestown

Fils Doudairies

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

led, clear when not fluent 1st, headed and dropped to last before 2 out, no chance with winner but kept on and went third run-in

25/1

Form: 63161P D

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Pulled up behind Final Orders over C&D in December; winner on his penultimate start but needs a career best to win this.

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5th

5

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

17:08 Sedgefield

Sil Ver Klass

11st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: R Mike Smith

led, headed before 2 out

16/1

Form: F-8374 CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

C&D winner and runner-up in this race last year from this mark; no match for Final Orders when fourth of nine here in December and looks high in the weights for what he's achieved since his run in this last year.

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10th

6

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Grange Walk

10st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

Has won four over fences but has only won once since 2021 and he's been struggling this term; yard have stronger claims with Lucid Dreams.

20/1

4th

9

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Kempton

Grange Walk

10st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: John Patrick Ryan

always behind, detached 2nd, tailed off

25/1

6th

2

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Grange Walk

11st 5lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Four-time winner over fences, including at Gowran last term; back from hurdling when understandable last of three behind Allaho in Grade 2 Clonmel Oil Chase last month; others preferred.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €1251.00
Straight Forecast €1238.70
Tricast €8844.10
Trifecta €7428.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Jody Ted

POSTDATA:

Final Orders

The Irish Sun:

Grange Walk

RP Ratings (IRE):

Jody Ted

TOPSPEED:

Jody Ted