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16:17 Naas

Soft

Bar One Racing “Extra Places At Cheltenham” Directors Plate Novice Chase (Grade 3)

  • Prize money: £14880.53
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 7 runners
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Bar One Racing “Extra Places At Cheltenham” Directors Plate Novice Chase (Grade 3)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.60
  • Place: £1.10

Form: F7-F12 CD BF

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Smart sort was running a solid race in the Ballymore novices hurdle at Cheltenham last year when coming down at the last; got off the mark over fences over C&D on second start before a fine effort behind a smart mare in a Punchestown Grade 3; solid chance.

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

7th

9

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 213y

17:25 Punchestown

Journey With Me

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

took keen hold, never better than midfield

20/1

1st

2

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 160y

16:20 Fairyhouse

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11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

soon prominent behind clear leader, not fluent 5th, went second and pressed leader 5 out, joined leaders before 3 out, led and ridden after 2 out, stayed on, pushed out

5/1

3rd

2

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:23 Navan

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11st 6lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced wide, took keen hold, towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway and went third when not fluent 2 out, kept on but no chance with winner after last

2/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 9-5211 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Is turning into a much better chaser than hurdler; won a Down Royal novice in January before readily winning a Grade B novices' handicap over C&D two weeks ago; is likely still improving and has to command major respect.

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

10th

25

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Limerick Lace

10st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Acts well on heavy; won three of her four starts this term, including last month's 2m4f Grade 2 mares' chase at Cheltenham, and the exception was her second of 20 to Coko Beach in the 3m Troytown at Navan (not her best jumping, crowded); 7yos can no longer be ruled out straightaway, following Noble Yeats's triumph in 2022, but a stronger indication of stamina from her would be preferable.

11/1

1st

8

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Limerick Lace

11st 2lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has turned a corner of late, gaining wide-margin wins at Clonmel (2m2f, heavy) and Doncaster (2m4f, good to soft; Carole's Pass and Pink Legend third and fourth) either side of her useful effort in a good 3m Navan handicap; up in class today but she was impressive last time and is likely to be involved.

7/2

1st

5

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 115y

Class 1

13:40 Doncaster

Limerick Lace

11st 4lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has won three times (2m-2m4f, yielding-heavy) from her eight chase runs and she was better than ever when a fine second of 20 against males in the Troytown Handicap at Navan (3m, soft to heavy) last time; major player.

2/1

Form: 1214/3 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Smart novice hurdler in 2020/21, finishing fourth in the Grade 1 Lawlors Hotel Novice Hurdle here that season; however, was absent from then until making a very promising chasing debut in the Grade 2 Ten Up Novice at Navan (3m); will likely have improved for that experience and this trip should be fine.

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

8

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Flanking Maneuver

10st 11lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Noel Meade

Made a fine comeback from a 760-day absence when third in a Grade 2 novice chase at Navan last season; well beaten on only other start last term; won a Fairyhouse beginners' event on seasonal debut; limitations evident in smart company since.

20/1

Form: 3-1112 D BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Is turning into a much better chaser than hurdler; has won a Wexford novice plus two handicaps at Ayr before a solid second at the same course last time; will likely have to improve on that form to score here.

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

3rd

4

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

14:45 Down Royal

Gold Cup Bailly

11st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

prominent, weakened after 3 out, just held third

13/2

7

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Gold Cup Bailly

10st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Stays 3m and goes well on soft/heavy; the switch to chasing last term went swimmingly, including two impressive wins at this track, before heavy defeats in better races on his last two outings; should have brought potential to this second chase campaign but he's not raced for a year.

40/1

Form: 372515 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Useful sort won a C&D novices' handicap but was well below that level in the Grade 2 Ten Up Novices' Chase at Navan since and will have to bounce back in a major way.

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

16

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Aarons Day

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Winning chaser at Naas last season; not seen since pulling up in a Grade A novice handicap here a year ago; best watched; 2lb wrong

50/1

12

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Aarons Day

10st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Won a Naas novice handicap in January; well below that level in a Grade 2 at Navan next time; was running a decent race in a Grade 3 at Naas when falling; soundly beaten last of five finishers at Fairyhouse.

25/1

5th

2

9th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 105y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Aarons Day

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Won a Naas novice handicap in January but was well below that level in a Grade 2 at Navan next time; was running a decent race in a Grade 3 back at Naas last time when falling; not dismissed.

17/2

OUR TIP

Form: 3532F3

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Useful sort for Willie Mullins but has been well-held when facing mostly stiff tasks for this yard; another one today and best passed over.

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

3

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:17 Naas

Francin

11st 0lb

J: Mr R A Berry

T: J A Berry

Useful sort for Willie Mullins but has been well-held when facing mostly stiff tasks for this yard; another one today and best passed over.

100/1

8

26th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Naas

Francin

10st 7lb

J: Mr J P Berry

T: J A Berry

Two hurdle wins for Willie Mullins in 2020, obtaining a mark of 142; well beaten in six completed chase starts for his current stable, all in decent company; in touch when falling four out in a Grade 3 event here in January; should find things easier now in his first handicap.

10/1

Form: 6-3661

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Classy sort was a Grade 1 winner over hurdles and was a solid third to State Man in the Morgiana Hurdle in November; jumped well when winning on chasing debut at Thurles recently and should have improved from that; deteriorating ground not in his favour.

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

2nd

2

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 170y

14:12 Wexford

Saldier

11st 8lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

Smart 155-rated hurdler, often highly tried; made a promising start to chasing when impressing with his jumping for odds-on win at Thurles in February; pulled up in Grade 3 contest at Naas in March; involved in controversial Killarney race last time, confirmed winner on the day, predictably lost race on appeal; needs to jump a bit better but sets a decent standard.

11/10

1st

2

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

15:55 Killarney

Saldier

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

prominent, mistake and lost ground 4th, soon in rear

Evs

6

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:17 Naas

Saldier

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Classy sort was a Grade 1 winner over hurdles and was a solid third to State Man in the Morgiana Hurdle in November; jumped well when winning on chasing debut at Thurles recently and should have improved from that; deteriorating ground not in his favour.

3/1

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Payout
Exacta €42.00
Straight Forecast €40.90
Trifecta €122.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Limerick Lace

TOPSPEED:

Journey With Me

RP Ratings (IRE):

Limerick Lace

The Irish Sun:

Limerick Lace

POSTDATA:

Journey With Me