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William Hill Pick Your Places Handicap Chase

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William Hill Pick Your Places Handicap Chase

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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7/1 (Won)

Form: 41222U

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won a Listowel handicap chase in September; runner-up next three starts including over 3m1f at Punchestown in December; unseated after an uncharacteristic early mistake at Leopardstown last time; likely to go well here.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

6th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Temptationinmilan

11st 4lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

didn't jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, soon dropped to midfield, towards rear halfway, no extra from 4 out

8/1

Form: U46234

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Yet to win over fences but consistent of late, including when touched off in a Fairyhouse handicap in December; well beaten at Thurles last month but definite claims if returning to his previous form.

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16

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Galon De Vauzelle

10st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: P J Rothwell

Swapped usual cheekpieces for first-time blinkers and got off the mark over fences on 17th attempt, over 2m5f at Leopardstown in December; faded from two out in 3m contest at Doncaster in January; remote sixth over 2m4f at Naas in February.

25/1

Form: 15-354 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Listed winner over hurdles; stayed on to reasonable effect over 2m7f on her handicap chase debut at Punchestown last time; trip should suit and unexposed in handicap terms; a bold showing looks very possible.

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2nd

4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 88y

16:25 Fairyhouse

Brampton Belle

11st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

chased clear leader, not fluent 5th, headway 7th, weakened from 3 out

4/1

Form: 534332

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler and ran very well on his handicap chase debut when overhauled in the last few strides at Down Royal last month; 3lb higher now but will not be far away if able to reproduce that.

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9

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Ballykeel

10st 5lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Delivered a career-best performance in winning the Perth Gold Cup (3m, good to soft) last June but fared less well back there on his next start; fair third over 2m5f at Killarney last August, absent since but finished second in this year and may have been kept for this.

9/1

Form: /615-P D

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Career best to land the Connacht National at Roscommon last June; pulled up in a Leopardstown handicap chase at Christmas on his return; drier ground will suit here but might just be best watched for now.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

11

14th Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:55 Kilbeggan

The Echo Boy

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Came back to form when winning over 2m3f here but was hit with an 8lb rise and ran poorly since at Ballinrobe, so has to bounce back from that.

18/1

6th

1

29th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:00 Ballinrobe

The Echo Boy

11st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Came back to form to win his third race over fences when comfortably scoring over this trip at Kilbeggan; has been hit with an 8lb rise since but his rider is great value for 5lb, so has to be strongly considered.

2/1

Form: B-065U

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Couple of reasonable efforts in a handicap hurdle and a handicap chase; in contention when unseating three out at Down Royal last month; headgear left on here and not without a chance.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

2

5th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:32 Carlisle

Portstorm

12st 1lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Ian Duncan

held up in rear

20/1

5th

7

17th Mar 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 2f 50y

15:50 Down Royal

Portstorm

11st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: C A McBratney

towards rear of midfield, not fluent 12th

40/1

6th

12

19th Feb 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 4f 40y

14:10 Punchestown

Portstorm

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: C A McBratney

Fair sixth over 3m at Navan last time, doing well to recover after suffering bad interference at the first fence; faces a demanding task from 7lb out of the handicap.

25/1

Form: P-7247

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Big run when beaten half a length in a novice handicap chase at Clonmel last month but well below form since including when tailed off at Thurles last month; now 0-14 over fences but should be capable from this mark at some point.

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Verdict Starting price

12th

2

21st Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 110y

16:50 Tramore

Carrolls Cottage

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

towards rear

20/1

Form: 21P/48 D

Last run: 105 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Has run only three times since Punchestown win in October 2020, the culmination of a good spell of form; after a long layoff, made a pleasing return at Galway in October; failed to match that effort on a subsequent Galway visit; not discounted.

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0

6

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 50y

13:00 Fairyhouse

Deadheat

11st 4lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: S McParlan

Four of his six wins were gained in France early in his career; stayed well when winning two Irish handicap chases in 2020; lightly raced in recent seasons and has tended to struggle; appears held by Solomon Lane on running at Punchestown in October.

33/1

Form: P-P9U5 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Went up 9lb for winning a Down Royal handicap chase 13 months ago; not much to recommend since and slow enough to come down the handicap; others preferred.

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14

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

History Of Fashion

10st 8lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

Sole win from 23 attempts chasing came in 3m Down Royal handicap over two years ago; retains a fair level of ability evidenced by second to Street Value in the Porterstown at Fairyhouse in December; two below-par runs before gallant fifth at 50-1 in the Irish Grand National; third in this last year when Sir Bob was second.

10/1

5th

21

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

History Of Fashion

10st 0lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, brief headway 3 out, no extra after 2 out

50/1

8th

12

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

History Of Fashion

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: P A Fahy

Sole win from 21 attempts chasing came in 3m Down Royal handicap over two years ago; retains fair level of ability evidenced by 3m6f Fairyhouse second in December but pulled up when attempting repeat Down Royal win last time; 5lb wrong here.

14/1

Form: 24433F BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

In good form without winning; best efforts when a very close third in a Cork handicap hurdle and when a good third in the Tim Duggan Memorial at Limerick; 11-4 favourite when falling in a Punchestown handicap chase last month; likely to be thereabouts with a clear round.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:53 Gowran Park

Krabat

10st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

prominent, headway disputing lead 3 out, led when jumped left 2 out, not fluent last, faced challenge run-in, headed towards finish

8/1

8th

8

28th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 200y

16:17 Galway

Krabat

10st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Sole win has come over fences (2m4f, heavy) but several near misses hurdling including on seasonal return at Gowran last month when a clear second to a well-handicapped winner over 2m5f; up 3lb but should go well.

8/1

2nd

7

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

16:25 Gowran Park

Krabat

10st 11lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

raced in second, disputed lead before 2nd, led clearly before 5th, headed from 2 out, soon ridden, steadied last, kept on well but no match for winner

12/1

Form: P46859

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Two years since he won a beginners chase at Fairyhouse; soundly beaten in four handicap chases this season; blinkers tried here but others preferred.

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13

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 4f 120y

16:00 Downpatrick

Forza Milan

10st 3lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

in rear, pushed along early, soon became detached, slow jump 2nd, some headway with one circuit to go, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

20/1

6th

7

4th Mar 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:50 Navan

Forza Milan

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

Sole win in 24 starts over fences came on heavy ground in a beginners'; unseated over C&D last time and hasn't really been shaping like a return to the winners' enclosure is near this season.

40/1

8

12th Feb 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:10 Navan

Forza Milan

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J A Nash

midfield, blundered and unseated rider 2nd

25/1

Form: 3-6967 C

Last run: 105 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner and consistent sort at his best; below his best but not disgraced when last seen in the autumn; coming down the handicap and could be of interest in a race like this in due course; others preferred today.

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10

12th Feb 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:10 Navan

Theatre World

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ross O’Sullivan

didn't jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, mistake and jockey lost iron briefly 1st, soon dropped to midfield, dropped to rear when reminders after 8th, became detached when pulled up after 9th

20/1

7th

7

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 6f 111y

14:50 Galway

Theatre World

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Won this race last year off just 1lb lower mark but arrived in better form then, having been set to fight out finish of Listowel handicap chase on his previous start before final-flight exit; unable to make impact in same Listowel race last time; could bounce back.

14/1

6th

9

23rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

16:35 Listowel

Theatre World

10st 11lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

prominent, chased clear leader 4th, headway 5 out, ridden and lost position after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, no impression when mistake last

9/1

Form: PP/4-7

Last run: 286 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Winner, second and fourth in three of the last four runnings of the Ulster National; poor run when last seen in a Down Royal handicap chase in May; others preferred here but worth watching with Downpatrick in mind.

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9th

7

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Amaulino

11st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: R K Watson

Veteran has won up to 3m4f over fences; however, has lost his form badly in last few years and others preferred.

40/1

Form: 57-220 C

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Came back from his summer break with two very good efforts in handicap chases at Wexford and Aintree; poor jumping effort at Leopardstown last time; record over this trip is not very conclusive; has the ability to get involved.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

15

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

16:15 Aintree

Handsworth

10st 2lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

It's to his credit that he was close up in a 2m4f handicap here in December (good to soft) but he hasn't shone in his previous attempts over 3m and is a long way out of the weights; cheekpieces refitted.

22/1

3rd

3

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Navan

Handsworth

11st 11lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

Won twice over fences and two excellent runs in defeat early in the campaign, particularly an Aintree second; has really struggled in three starts since and while potentailly well well treated, he probably needs further than this trip.

12/1

Form: 0213-5 C

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner, including twice over fences; beaten 21l in a Kelso handicap chase last time; others preferred.

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9

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 61y

16:35 Leopardstown

Fiveaftermidnight

10st 11lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Four-time winner; completely tailed off at Down Royal in January but better judged on her previous second in a veterans' chase at Limerick; each-way chance.

20/1

5th

6

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Down Royal

Fiveaftermidnight

11st 2lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Most recent of her four wins was over hurdles in April 2022; the stable is enjoying a fine season and positives can be taken from her second in a five-runner veterans' contest at Limerick.

5/1

2nd

3

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:20 Limerick

Fiveaftermidnight

10st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Never really involved at Roscommon albeit she stuck to her guns really well to bag a modest fourth; jumping left a bit to be desired on that occasion and if she has ironed out those frailties, she should hold her own here.

5/2

Form: -02112 D BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won handicap hurdle over this trip at Cheltenham in November, seeing it out strongly only three days after winning a 2m7f handicap at Fairyhouse; second to a well-handicapped rival at the same venue after a short break last month; up another 5lb but the stable in red-hot form and very much the one to beat.

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2nd

6

6th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Sweet Will

11st 5lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

led, joined 2nd, led again 6th, 2 lengths ahead after last, headed inside final 110yds, kept on

3/1

3rd

3

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 160y

16:20 Tramore

Sweet Will

11st 8lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Emmet Mullins

raced in second

10/1

Form: 424-7P D

Last run: 99 days

W: 10st 12lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Grand sort on his day, and ran some nice races last term; concerning that neither run this season was encouraging and has been off another three months; others preferred.

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6th

6

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

Nobody Home

10st 7lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Edward Cawley

midfield, in touch with leaders 5th, weakened from 3 out

9/4

1st

8

7th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 107y

15:05 Fairyhouse

Nobody Home

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Veteran goes well here, yard amongst winners and fair third at Ballinrobe when last seen in May but nearly three years winless and others preferred.

10/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sweet Will

The Irish Sun:

Brampton Belle

POSTDATA:

Temptationinmilan

TOPSPEED:

Handsworth

RP Ratings (IRE):

Sweet Will