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16:20 Gowran Park

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Holden Fleet Management Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £6787.61
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 9 runners
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Holden Fleet Management Beginners Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1/2 (Won)

  • Win: £1.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 220-24 BF

Last run: 74 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 146

Form & Verdict

Smart hurdler is a much better chaser, though he is yet to win in six starts in this sphere; however, he has been close-up in two of the hottest 3m handicap chases of the season lately, Munster National and Paddy Power Chase; this trip might be a touch short but still should win.

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

6th

16

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Aint That A Shame

10st 13lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Henry De Bromhead

The 18-runner Thyestes at Gowran Park (3m1f, heavy) in January was a deserved big-race win, since which he's been bought by today's sporting amateur rider (same stable); has not had much racing for a 10yo but disappointed when both 6-1 at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival and just 10-1 in last year's National, in the latter weakening badly on the turn for home.

40/1

1st

7

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Aint That A Shame

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Made all to win a 2m4f beginners' chase here last season with Macs Charm second; appeared not to stay when well-supported (10-1) for the Grand National; low-key return in the Kerry National; only 8-1 for the Troytown, pulled up after a weary jump two out.

10/1

0

6

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

14:30 Navan

Aint That A Shame

11st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Made all to win a Gowran beginners' last term with Macs Charm runner-up (won next time) and he shaped like he didn't stay when well-punted for the National; low-key return in the Kerry National but there's a suspicion he's on a good mark and a return to testing conditions is in his favour.

10/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 11P-42 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner last year, including here, is rated 137 in that sphere; much-improved on second chase start over C&D last month, though jumping lacked fluency; can run a big race if sharper again today.

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

5th

7

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

Macs Charm

11st 2lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: C A Murphy

Sole win chasing came off 135 at Fairyhouse nearly a year ago; best run since on latest when encouraging fifth of 18 in Thyestes, staying on; not one to rule out.

7/1

5th

11

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Macs Charm

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

Second to Ain't That A Shame over 2m4f here last March; won a 3m Fairyhouse handicap last Easter; pulled up on both starts this season, the Troytown at Navan and the Paddy Power at Leopardstown.

33/1

0

14

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Macs Charm

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

in touch with leaders, weakened 3 out (usual 4 out), pulled up approaching last

20/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 11/9-3 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden and novice hurdle at Navan two years ago but lightly raced since; however, there was plenty of promise in his comeback third in a quality Navan novice chase (3m); with improvement likely he can put up a better effort.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

24

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Gars De Sceaux

10st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

in rear throughout, detached before 9th, soon pulled up

12/1

5th

3

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 110y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Gars De Sceaux

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gordon Elliott

Point winner in 2020; won a maiden and novice hurdle at Navan in the opening months of 2021; ran only once the following season and only twice last season, when soundly beaten in third in races at Navan and Gowran; still young enough to make an impact over fences but needs further than this.

13/2

3rd

3

11th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:20 Gowran Park

Gars De Sceaux

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, mistake 5th, steadied 9th, pushed along before straight, lost third before 3 out, reminder and no extra after 3 out, left in modest third last

100/30

Form: 094-60

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Maiden wasn't disgraced at times in bumpers and maiden hurdles but was well beaten here on chasing debut last month.

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

6th

3

27th Jul 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

19:35 Limerick

Junior Alliance

11st 11lb

J: E Walsh

T: Thomas Gibney

Seems to have found his level ratings-wise having run a lot better in two of his last three starts; 3m seems fine and should handle the conditions.

8/1

5th

15

8th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Bellewstown

Junior Alliance

10st 10lb

J: E Walsh

T: Thomas Gibney

Signs more encouraging since coming down the weights, especially when fourth at Wexford (3m) on his penultimate run; Sligo's extended 3m1f perhaps a stretch last time.

16/1

7th

1

13th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 96y

19:43 Sligo

Junior Alliance

12st 4lb

J: Mr D McGill

T: Thomas Gibney

took keen hold, prominent, led 2nd, headed and raced in second 3rd

8/1

Form: /P954- C

Last run: 328 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden hurdle at this meeting two years ago but didn't go on from that; pulled up in a point' last time and has a lot to find; tongue-tie on.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:40 Ffos Las

Thatll Be The Day

11st 13lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Debut hurdles winner in Ireland in 2021 but he's 0-8 over fences and came in only a fair fourth of seven in 3m2f Chepstow handicap chase last time; he needs to take a step forward.

5/1

4th

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 2f 54y

Class 5

16:18 Chepstow

Thatll Be The Day

12st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Generally very disappointing since heavy-ground win on hurdle debut in Ireland in 2021, and didn't show a great deal in two 2m3f handicap chases for new stable last month; goes beyond 2m4f for first time under rules here; others have much less to prove.

14/1

0

5

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Thatll Be The Day

11st 5lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

He could improve for his recent stable and seasonal debut at Market Rasen but was well beaten, and he'd struggled on his final few starts in Ireland last season; others have less to prove.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3149-P

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner ran a solid race on chasing debut at Clonmel last year but was pulled-up at the same track on comeback last month; lots on his plate.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

15

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

19:25 Killarney

Donnrua Dream

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual hurdle winner was poor in two novice chases before shaping with some promise on handicap debut at Kilbeggan; cheekpieces are tried now and is one to consider, especially if market strength.

8/1

15

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 110y

20:00 Downpatrick

Donnrua Dream

11st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Gavin Cromwell

Form: 556-06

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Didn't progress over hurdles after winning a Naas maiden two years ago; not disgraced on chasing debut over C&D last time but has a fair bit to find with some of these.

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

7

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 150y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Hurricane Cliff

10st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, mistake 8th

7/2

1st

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 110y

16:55 Limerick

Hurricane Cliff

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, smooth headway and prominent before 2 out, led 2 out, 3 lengths ahead when left clear last, ridden out towards finish

16/1

6th

4

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 115y

14:55 Down Royal

Hurricane Cliff

11st 6lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Failed to progress over hurdles after winning a Naas maiden three years ago; not disgraced on chasing debut at Gowran last February; fell at the sixth at the same venue the following month; off for 10 months

12/1

Form: -8347U

Last run: 146 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner ran some solid races in defeat over hurdles; took an unlucky fall at Cork on sole chase start last October; has plenty to find with the principals here.

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

3rd

3

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:23 Cork

The Banger Doyle

11st 11lb

J: A P Heskin

T: John Queally

prominent throughout, not fluent 4th, went second again last, no extra and lost second inside final 110yds

7/1

Form: /8P-97

Last run: 81 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in bumpers and over hurdles and can't be fancied.

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

10th

1

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 2f 0y

13:55 Thurles

Big Ears

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Liz Doyle

in rear, slow jump 3rd, not fluent 6th

200/1

9

11th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:20 Gowran Park

Big Ears

11st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Liz Doyle

Well beaten in bumpers and over hurdles and can't be fancied.

100/1

1

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 110y

14:53 Fairyhouse

Big Ears

11st 7lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle

Nothing of note in British bumpers; soundly beaten on her first two starts over hurdles.

50/1

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