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15:27 Gowran Park

Soft

Red Mills Chase (Grade 2)

  • Prize money: £19579.65
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 5 runners
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Red Mills Chase (Grade 2)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.70

Form: 532FP- D

Last run: 297 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not a great strike-rate for one of his ability, just 2-11 over fences; campaigned at Grade 1 level on all but one of six starts last season, notably second to Allaho in both John Durkan and Ryanair Chase; didn't jump well when pulled up behind same rival at Punchestown final start; another to make a belated seasonal return and definite chance on his best form.

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

8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Janidil

11st 6lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: W P Mullins

Acts on heavy; third in the 2022 Irish Gold Cup over 3m, but seen more often at about 2m4f and that's where he's registered his best wins and peak efforts; backward steps on last two outings further undermine his prospects.

100/1

8

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Janidil

11st 10lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: W P Mullins

Progressive hurdler in 2019-20 novice campaign and high-class chaser subsequently, winning a 2m4f Grade 1 novice, but this 10yo was below par in Grade 2 chase at Kempton in January latest; something to prove in hot company now back hurdling and a shorter trip may be preferable; cheekpieces are added.

50/1

3rd

2

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:07 Kempton

Janidil

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

No match for Allaho on a few occasions, including in Clonmel Grade 2 on sole run this term; now wears tongue-tie; holds a respectable chance on best form but he's not the safest jumper in this field, having fallen a few times, most recently last April when in command at Fairyhouse.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: F65-4F

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 155

Form & Verdict

Quite lightly raced 6yo struggled against the best in novice company last season but looked set fair to record career-best in Grade 2 Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase at Thurles last month, having just taken the initiative when falling at the last; 2m4f seems to suit him well and if avoiding serious error, could take plenty of beating; Townend's choice.

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

2nd

9

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

12:40 Thurles

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11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, went second from 3 out, mistake and lost ground 2 out, soon pushed along, steadied last, kept on but no match for winner

100/30

4th

1

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

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12st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Second-season chaser; no top weight has won this since Dublin Flyer in 1995 but he's a genuine Grade 2 performer (at least) who wasn't beaten at all far under top weight at the Cheltenham Festival (2m4f, soft) and his class should see him competitive for a long way, at the least; still only a 6yo and the chosen one of Paul Townend; jumps well; big player.

10/1

5th

1

16th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

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12st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

Second-season chaser who has shown smart form in Grade 2 events over 2m4f the last twice, proving unlucky at Thurles (would likely have won but for final-fence fall) then second at Gowran behind Ryanair contender Janadil; still unexposed at this distance; seems versatile ground-wise; has the ability to play a major role on handicap debut.

13/2

Form: 12U41-

Last run: 298 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 160

Form & Verdict

Has ended previous two campaigns with Punchestown festival wins, last year putting up career-best effort on fifth start chasing when landing 3m Grade 1 Champion Novice under a positive ride; somewhat belated seasonal return here over a trip a bit short of his best (holds Gold Cup entry) and along with weight concession makes this a tough task.

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

8th

2

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 213y

17:25 Punchestown

Capodanno

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

never better than midfield, not fluent 6th

28/1

16th

4

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Capodanno

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: W P Mullins

His heavy-ground form was over hurdles; not always a fluent jumper but won Grade 2 at Cheltenham (3m1f) in January and matched that career best when fourth in a 2m4f Grade 1 there (soft) last month; he also negotiated these fences in the National last year but folded turning for home and was pulled up, so there is no evidence he will stay the trip.

40/1

4th

3

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Capodanno

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Versatile ground-wise; not always a fluent jumper but was generally good in that department here last time, winning the Cotswold Chase (Grade 2) over 3m1f; sole Grade 1 success came over 3m (as a novice); has got better with each run this season but may not be crying out for this drop back in distance.

15/2

Form: 723315 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict

Admirable sort equally effective over hurdles and fences, winning Red Mills Hurdle on this card back in 2019 and most recent of five chase wins came in 2m6f Thurles Listed contest in December; rare below-par effort when tough task at weights over inadequate trip in Grade 3 Limestone Lad Hurdle on latest but should run his race here.

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

14

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Darasso

10st 13lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Unraced beyond 3m, seen most often at about 2m; the three runs over 2m6f/3m among his last six starts have all been good, including second in the Galway Plate and third in the Kerry National, but this reliable 10yo would still have to show himself in a very new light for a prominent finish today.

66/1

4th

3

18th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:27 Gowran Park

Darasso

11st 3lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Admirable sort equally effective over hurdles and fences, winning Red Mills Hurdle on this card back in 2019 and most recent of five chase wins came in 2m6f Thurles Listed contest in December; rare below-par effort when tough task at weights over inadequate trip in Grade 3 Limestone Lad Hurdle on latest but should run his race here.

7/2

5th

1

29th Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 151y

14:42 Naas

Darasso

11st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

A dozen career wins for this admirably tough performer, including most recently in a Listed chase at Thurles at the beginning of last month; won a weaker version of this race last year and undoubtedly wants further, but he's not alone in that; looks sure to run his race.

9/2

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Payout
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Straight Forecast €66.70
Trifecta €130.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

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TOPSPEED:

Janidil

RP Ratings (IRE):

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POSTDATA:

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