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16:35 Leopardstown

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John Thomas McNamara Series (Q.R.) Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 2m 5f 97y
  • 10 runners
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John Thomas McNamara Series (Q.R.) Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.60
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 232359

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Placed in bumpers and a maiden hurdle for former yard; three chase efforts haven't amounted to anything and hard to make a case for on handicap debut.

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11

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Battle Of Mirbat

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Latest win was off 12lb lower last summer (3m1f) and mark has been edging up after three seconds during the winter; largely consistent and ground-versatile type but was over 30l behind runnerup Better Times Ahead in the Fairyhouse contest by subsequent Scottish National winner Macdermott.

12/1

3rd

4

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Battle Of Mirbat

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Latest win was off 12lb lower last summer (3m1f) and mark has been edging up after three seconds during the winter, most recently at Leopardstown with Birchdale just behind him in third; largely consistent and ground-versatile type should be thereabouts again.

8/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 462342 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Yet to win over fences but overall consistent, going closest at Navan last month when denied by narrowest of margins over 3m on this sort of ground, nicely clear of the remainder; 4lb rise but has to be respected.

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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

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9/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 234333 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner over fences, including at Thurles and Tramore this time last year for former yard; fine comeback run for new yard when close third at former venue last month off much lower hurdles mark; clearly in good heart and could go well.

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Form: 45777P CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Winner of this race for the last two years, last year off 105; more recent form not that inspiring but has faced some stiff tasks; handicapper has given him a chance and hat-trick can't be ruled out.

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3

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

15:50 Wetherby

Super Citizen

12st 6lb

J: Mr Nick Orpwood

T: Mrs Lucinda Hughes

Made winning stable debut in hunter chase at Kelso (2m7f, soft) in January; he could have more to offer for this yard but is in a much tougher race this afternoon and may well prove vulnerable.

14/1

Form: 190503

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Rated 126 at his peak over hurdles and took a step in the right direction on third attempt chasing when, an albeit remote, third behind two smart types at Thurles last month; enters handicaps now off 9lb lower mark than current hurdles rating.

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8

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:43 Cork

Francois

12st 0lb

J: Mr B Dunleavy

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

towards rear, headway into midfield 6th, dropped to rear before 4 out, pulled up approaching last

66/1

6th

3

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:58 Wexford

Francois

12st 0lb

J: Mr B Dunleavy

T: Mary Ellen Doyle

prominent, jumped right 4th, good jump and went third 4 out

11/2

Form: 614243

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Gained a second chase win at Kilbeggan last summer and has posted a series of solid efforts in defeat since, last two at 3m; should be thereabouts again and shorter trip no problem.

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5

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 180y

19:03 Killarney

Arverne

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

2-23 over fences; jumping was none too fluent at Tipperary on his first run after a break; one of three in the line-up for his owner; market may provide some hints.

10/1

9th

6

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 14y

15:05 Tipperary

Arverne

11st 8lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

Ground versatile 2-22 chaser seemed to lose his confidence a little with one or two sketchy jumps midway when last seen out at Leopardstown; if you draw a line through that run, his previous form makes for sound enough reading, and if back on his game here, he could be one to keep on your side.

10/1

6

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:35 Leopardstown

Arverne

11st 7lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: Gavin Cromwell

Gained a second chase win at Kilbeggan last summer and has posted a series of solid efforts in defeat since, last two at 3m; should be thereabouts again and shorter trip no problem.

9/2

Form: 306-85

Last run: 283 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Promise in maiden hurdles; didn't count in two maiden chases last May and hard to be confident in here on handicap debut after such an absence.

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4th

4

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 140y

16:37 Down Royal

Hymie Weiss

11st 7lb

T: Liam Lennon

in touch with leaders, headway and pressed leaders before 3 out, weakened before 2 out

33/1

5

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 118y

15:05 Thurles

Hymie Weiss

11st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

towards rear

6/1

Form: 07779P

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Veteran whose sole win came over 2m at Thurles over a year ago; recent form regressive and very stiff task here from 11lb out of handicap.

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9

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:35 Leopardstown

Hollybank King

10st 7lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: Stephen McConville

Veteran whose sole win came over 2m at Thurles over a year ago; recent form regressive and very stiff task here from 11lb out of handicap.

33/1

10

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

13:17 Ayr

Hollybank King

10st 3lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

He's well treated on form as recent as last February but this 11yo has struggled to get competitive since, most recently over C&D.

25/1

9th

3

9th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

14:45 Ayr

Hollybank King

11st 7lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

held up in rear, ridden and lost touch 7th

12/1

Form: 6-7961

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 7lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Aged performer finally off the mark chasing on latest of 17 attempts when scrambling home in 2m4f Down Royal handicap in January; follow-up win unlikely here from 11lb out of handicap.

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8th

13

1st May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Wee Small Hours

10st 0lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: M M Rice

held up in rear, some headway when not fluent 5 out

33/1

21th

24

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

16:52 Naas

Wee Small Hours

10st 13lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: M M Rice

Veteran and inconsistent these days but it was a good run when fourth behind Longhouse Poet last time; not ruled out back over timber.

8/1

4th

8

17th Mar 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 2f 50y

15:50 Down Royal

Wee Small Hours

11st 0lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: M M Rice

towards rear, headway and in touch with leaders 12th, good jump to lead 13th, bad mistake and jockey lost irons 3 out, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out

200/1

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Payout
Exacta €381.00
Straight Forecast €267.90
Tricast €2790.90
Trifecta €4033.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Galon De Vauzelle

RP Ratings (IRE):

Arverne

TOPSPEED:

Hymie Weiss

POSTDATA:

Galon De Vauzelle

The Irish Sun:

Arverne