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16:35 Navan

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Durnin Workshop Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 2m 1f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Durnin Workshop Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: 4-23PF D

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

0-9 over fences and failed to complete in her last two starts, albeit very much up against it at Listed level last time; doesn't look well treated on any of her chase form to date.

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

8th

2

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Razzle Dazzle Love

11st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Thomas Gibney

Bumper and hurdle winner lost her form over fences earlier this year but there was some encouragement from her hurdle run here last time; has to do more, though.

16/1

3rd

4

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 98y

17:50 Ballinrobe

Razzle Dazzle Love

11st 6lb

J: E Walsh

T: Thomas Gibney

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner in 2020 has been chasing in the last year without success; has dropped down the handicap returned to hurdles but others still preferred.

20/1

1

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Navan

Razzle Dazzle Love

12st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Is 0-9 over fences and failed to complete in her last two starts, albeit very much up against it at Listed level last time; doesn't look well treated on any of her chase form to date.

7/1

Form: 01-468 D

Last run: 203 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won a beginners' at Clonmel last term but hasn't gone on from that this season; likely best watched on return from 203 days off.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Listowel

Say It Aint So

11st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Ray Hackett

Narrow winner of a 2m1f handicap chase at Ballinrobe in May; let down by his jumping when running over a longer trip at Galway; this may be close to optimum trip.

10/1

11th

17

4th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

18:00 Galway

Say It Aint So

10st 9lb

J: Daniel King

T: Ray Hackett

Narrow winner of a 2m1f handicap chase at Ballinrobe in May; has won over an extended 2m4f on yielding but possibly a slight stamina doubt judged on most recent run over hurdles.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 024004 D

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Well held in three beginners' so far, although his distant fourth behind Appreciate It at Punchestown was encouraging; will find this easier now handicapping and one for the shortlist.

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

9th

18

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

The Dasher Conway

10st 1lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

Probably too high in the ratings since a wide-margin Tramore win last summer; just denied in a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle (much lower mark) in October before well held in a competitive Cheltenham handicap chase; always at the back in a recent handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe.

33/1

6th

6

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

18:07 Ballinrobe

The Dasher Conway

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

towards rear throughout

7/1

Form: -220BP C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

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 dangerously well treated, he probably needs further than this trip.

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

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: 4U-878

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back handicap hurdles last term; hasn't shown a great deal in three runs over fences and would need to match his peak hurdle form to win from this mark; best form is at 2m4f.

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Verdict Starting price

12

10th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 0f 130y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Gain De Cause

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: A J Martin

Dual hurdle winner; signs of getting the hang of fences when fourth on his handicap debut at Navan and duly built on that to score comfortably over 2m5f here on Saturday; up again in trip and now penalised, but he's looking nicely progressive.

5/1

1st

7

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

15:55 Fairyhouse

Gain De Cause

10st 7lb

J: Miss P Elvin

T: A J Martin

in touch with leaders

6/1

4th

5

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Navan

Gain De Cause

11st 9lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: A J Martin

Won back-to-back handicap hurdles last term; hasn't shown a great deal in three runs over fences and would need to match his peak hurdle form to win from this mark; best form is at 2m4f.

6/1

Form: 129853 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden hurdle here in September and encouraging start to life over fences including when third in a beginners' last month; down in trip for handicap chase debut and one to consider.

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

6th

17

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Pats Choice

10st 1lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Has enjoyed a good season in handicaps at around this trip, winning at Wexford, Galway and Naas; has found things too demanding since Naas success in January, but now back on a mark that gives him a fair chance.

16/1

5th

3

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 150y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Pats Choice

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield but in touch with leaders, weakened before 3 out

10/1

5th

4

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

Pats Choice

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Gained third win over fences at Naas in January; struggled with his jumping a little behind Mister Policeman latest and possibly on a stiff enough mark for now.

9/1

Abandoned

Form: 2F-206 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

1-5 over fences in France; hurdle winner for this yard last season and it was a promising return to form at Thurles in December but she's not been as good in two subsequent handicap hurdles at Leopardstown; seems on a workable mark back in this sphere though.

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

10th

13

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

Marvel Fan

10st 11lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Runner-up in this race last year off 113 but hasn't run anywhere near that level since, never counting in Navan flat handicap latest; hard to be confident in but don't rule out.

20/1

Form: -52144 BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won from 9lb lower at Naas in December; below that level at Down Royal later that month but bounced back with a creditable fourth at Fairyhouse last time; others probably on better marks.

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

12th

4

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

Know The Game

11st 11lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Tom Dreaper

took keen hold, disputed lead, mistake and lost position 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

5/1

2nd

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 100y

19:20 Limerick

Know The Game

11st 4lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Tom Dreaper

Poor effort over hurdles at Roscommon on his final start last year; wore a tongue-tie on for the first time when a fair sixth in a novice handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse on his recent return; should be better for the run and is more effective as a chaser; worth considering.

11/2

Form: P-8088

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Sole win since 2019 came at Thurles last season from 3lb higher but hard to fancy on what he's shown this season, tailed off each time.

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

8th

4

25th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 160y

17:30 Limerick

Western Sea

11st 10lb

J: Mr L P Shanahan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Has shown his best form at Thurles; well below his best on three outings there last winter; made limited impact in cross-country races at Punchestown on last three appearances.

12/1

9th

10

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Western Sea

11st 12lb

J: Mr L P Shanahan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Has shown his best form at Thurles; well below his best on three outings there this season; finished a remote eighth to Stealthy Tom here in February; made a few mistakes when a distant seventh in the La Touche.

50/1

7th

13

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

4m 2f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Western Sea

11st 7lb

J: Mr L P Shanahan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Has shown his best form at Thurles; well below his best on three outings there this season; finished a remote eighth to Stealthy Tom here in February and is unlikely to be suited by this greater test of stamina.

33/1

Abandoned

Form: 6P-250

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Point winner; 0-10 over fences and struggled back under Rules last time; needs further than this.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

Johngus

11st 9lb

J: Mr S Tobin

T: Sean Aherne

midfield, headway 7th, weakened approaching last

7/1

3rd

7

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

14:05 Naas

Johngus

11st 7lb

J: Mr S Tobin

T: Sean Aherne

Won at Limerick (2m) over Christmas on belated seasonal debut; best effort since was when fourth over 2m4f at Cork; weakened late then and ended up almost 5l behind today's rival Cheerful Chap (second); poor run over 2m at Cork last time.

16/1

Form: -60841

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Point winner; got off the mark under Rules with a hurdle success last time; may do better over fences at some stage but entitled to build on whatever she achieves on debut over the larger obstacles here.

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

7th

7

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Limerick

Truckers Angel

10st 4lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

midfield, didn't jump with fluency, nudged along towards rear after 4th, kept on approaching last, never on terms

8/1

7th

8

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 118y

15:05 Thurles

Truckers Angel

10st 12lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

midfield throughout, pushed along after 2 out, no extra approaching last

11/2

Form: -00005

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Poor form in seven runs so far and 2lb wrong for this.

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4th

8

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:20 Downpatrick

Always Giving

11st 2lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: Tom Dreaper

midfield, headway and went modest fourth 2 out, no impression from last

25/1

0

13

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 110y

14:25 Sligo

Always Giving

11st 1lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: J T R Dreaper

Modest form in eight runs so far; final three runs last season were over fences; jumped poorly at Navan in March and now reverts to hurdling.

25/1

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Verdict

Pats Choice is a potential improver on handicap debut and the same can be said for THE DASHER CONWAY who is narrowly preferred. He showed a bit more at Punchestown last time and looks on a workable opening mark here. Truckers Angel could get in the mix after her recent hurdle win. [Phill Anderson]

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Handsworth

SPOTLIGHT:

The Dasher Conway

The Irish Sun:

Know The Game

POSTDATA:

Johngus

TOPSPEED:

Handsworth