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Bar One Racing Leinster National Handicap Chase (Grade A)

  • Prize money: £52212.39
  • 3m 0f 126y
  • 14 runners
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Bar One Racing Leinster National Handicap Chase (Grade A)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.20
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 0P5-55 C

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

A 2m3f course winner in 2020 beating the smart Coko Beach by 18l; only two runs in 2022 were over hurdles, unplaced both times; made a few minor errors when a creditable fifth in the Thyestes Chase; improvement on the cards.

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Verdict Starting price

5

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 160y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Espanito Bello

11st 4lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

didn't jump with fluency, prominent early, slow jump and lost position 1st, soon dropped to last, weakened 9th, pulled up 10th

16/1

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

Espanito Bello

11st 9lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Loves it around here, five wins include this race last year (off 140) and valuable Brown Lad Hurdle on seasonal debut in November; on the retreat when unseating at the last in Thyestes and none too fluent when third in Grade 3 Newlands Chase over inadequate 2m back here last month; more needed but return to best trip to suit.

8/1

3rd

4

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Naas

Espanito Bello

11st 1lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Effectively mixed hurdling with chasing last year; course specialist, 5-8 here, including the Leinster National last March and the Brown Lad Hurdle on seasonal debut; hurdling technique deserted him at Navan; got tired and made mistakes in the Thyestes, unseated at the last; needs to get his campaign back on track.

6/1

33/1

  • Place: £6.90

Form: -P9U5P D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Third in a valuable handicap at Navan last season; form has become erratic and very hard to fancy as a consequence.

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14

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

History Of Fashion

10st 8lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

Sole win from 23 attempts chasing came in 3m Down Royal handicap over two years ago; retains a fair level of ability evidenced by second to Street Value in the Porterstown at Fairyhouse in December; two below-par runs before gallant fifth at 50-1 in the Irish Grand National; third in this last year when Sir Bob was second.

10/1

5th

21

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

History Of Fashion

10st 0lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, brief headway 3 out, no extra after 2 out

50/1

8th

12

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

History Of Fashion

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: P A Fahy

Sole win from 21 attempts chasing came in 3m Down Royal handicap over two years ago; retains fair level of ability evidenced by 3m6f Fairyhouse second in December but pulled up when attempting repeat Down Royal win last time; 5lb wrong here.

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 5-1568 C

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Won the 2m6f Galway Blazers last July; made mistakes when fifth in Kerry National; not beaten far in sixth in the Paddy Power; not at best when eighth in the Thyestes, around 20l behind fifth-placed Espanito Bello.

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8th

16

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Gabbys Cross

10st 9lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders, prominent 3 out, not fluent 2 out, weakened before last

16/1

18th

19

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Gabbys Cross

10st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

No win since 2022 Galway festival (2m6f over fences); returned to hurdling off hugely lower marks on last two outings and runner-up in both, latterly in the Punchestown qualifier (3m, soft); significantly back up the weights but that latest run was promising and he's in serious calculations.

10/1

2nd

8

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Punchestown

Gabbys Cross

10st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

soon towards rear

11/2

Form: 44-595

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Has won only once over fences but holds definite chance following Leopardstown Chase fifth; ought to confirm form with Now Where Or When on these revised terms; won twice in points at the outset of his career and has run well over 3m in the past.

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9th

3

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

West Cork Wildway

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Paul O’Flynn

Has won a bumper, chase and two races over hurdles; tailed off in a conditions hurdle at Thurles in March on his first run in almost a year; better run in a handicap hurdle at Limerick a month ago but is 10lb higher over fences.

14/1

4th

1

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

West Cork Wildway

12st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Paul O’Flynn

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, headway and prominent 8th, challenging home turn, weakening when mistake last, lost third towards finish

25/1

Form: 41F073

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

3-42 over hurdles, placed 14 times; lightly raced over fences, won beginners' event at Sligo last September; signs of a return to form in a 3m handicap hurdle at Leopardstown; third of five finishers in a recent handicap chase; others have stronger claims.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

15

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

The Little Yank

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

Heavily raced six-time winner on a long losing run at the moment; 6lb out of the handicap; faces a tough task in the circumstances.

25/1

4th

6

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:58 Cork

The Little Yank

10st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced in third behind clear leader, headway 5 out, weakened approaching last

11/1

Form: B87441

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Made a respectable handicap debut at Limerick, keeping on intro fourth having been hampered badly at the eighth fence; up 7lb for Fairyhouse win in January; that leaves him 4lb out of the handicap but worth considering; jockey has a fine record in these colours.

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11th

13

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 20y

19:55 Kilbeggan

The Tack Room

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John E & Thomas Kiely

Got off the mark when winning a Fairyhouse handicap chase in testing ground in January; wasn't disgraced when out of the handicap in the Leinster National since; could still have improvement to come, so respected.

6/1

6th

14

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 126y

16:52 Naas

The Tack Room

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John E Kiely

towards rear of midfield, headway and in touch with leaders when mistake and lost position 3 out, keeping on when mistake 2 out, soon ridden, weakened run-in

11/2

1st

5

25th Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:23 Fairyhouse

The Tack Room

11st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John E Kiely

prominent early, dropped to midfield before 5th, headway and pressed leaders 3 out, soon challenging on outer, led when pushed along from 2 out, ridden when faced strong challenge after last, kept on well

11/2

Form: 7-8290

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Winner over fences for Seamus Fahey; good second to Farceur Du Large at Punchestown in November; down the field in two valuable Leopardstown events since then.

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No Results Found

Form: 10785P D

Last run: 98 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Fifth in the Cork National; stays well but undependable; best form on a sound surface; blinkered for the first time on 34th career outing.

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11th

7

25th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Waitnsee

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

Dual chase winner, including a Cork Grade 3 in 2021; has won at this track over hurdles and was also 2nd in the Midlands National over C&D; poor when last seen over fences but a decent hurdles run here since; cheekpieces tried.

14/1

2nd

7

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:13 Kilbeggan

Waitnsee

10st 13lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Course winner 11 months ago but lost her way since and pulled up or tailed off in last three starts; reverts to hurdles.

14/1

16

29th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Waitnsee

10st 5lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: John Patrick Ryan

Strong stayer but struggled with consistency and only effort of note since her last win (July 2022) was a fifth in November's Cork National; others preferred.

40/1

Form: /P-F59

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Former Kim Muir winner, now looks like a shadow of his former self; up against it on the evidence of three runs this season.

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10th

8

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 7f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Milan Native

10st 9lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Former winner of the Kim Muir at Cheltenham; has been out of sorts and makes no appeal; jumped badly when pulled-up in the Irish Grand National.

33/1

27

10th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 5f 0y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Milan Native

10st 0lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Gordon Elliott

Former winner of the Kim Muir at Cheltenham but has been going nowhere for a while now and looks risky in new headgear.

100/1

9th

7

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 126y

16:52 Naas

Milan Native

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

pushed along briefly, prominent, disputed lead after 2nd, headed before 7th, disputed lead after 8th, briefly headed before 5 out, ridden when joined after 3 out, headed and weakened before 2 out, well beaten when badly hampered by faller 2 out

25/1

Form: 1-4180

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Beat Take All at Punchestown in November and was a little unlucky not to finish closer when eighth in the Paddy Power Chase; less encouraging display in Leopardstown Chase and needs to reverse form with West Cork Wildway and Now Where Or When.

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4th

4

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Uttoxeter

Farceur Du Large

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Had some smart form in Ireland before losing his way and changing hands for £16,000; kicked off for Jamie Snowden in winning two military races for amateurs at Sandown (3m, soft) and the horses he beat on both occasions have won handicaps subsequently; didn't get home on heavy in the Midlands National here but ran well enough for long enough to believe he's still in good form.

13/2

5th

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Farceur Du Large

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Had some smart form in Ireland before losing his way and changing hands for £16,000; a feather in Jamie Snowden's cap to have got him back on track with two 3m soft-ground wins at Sandown; those were military races for amateurs and yet the form has substance with the horses he beat on both occasions subsequently winning handicaps; probably on a good mark and he wasn't in form when pulled up in last season's Irish National on his only previous crack at a marathon trip; effective on heavy.

12/1

1st

1

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:05 Sandown

Farceur Du Large

12st 10lb

J: Maj Will Kellard

T: Jamie Snowden

Ex-Noel Meade; £16,000 buy last August and surged back to his best form at the first time of asking for his new connections, winning the Grand Military Gold Cup over C&D (soft) three weeks ago under Major Will Kellard, a race in which Fil D'Ariane was about 15l back in third (same weights as today) and Broken Halo unseated before push came to shove; solid chance.

5/4

Form: /32-5P C

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Promising novice hurdler three seasons ago; only four runs since then; placed on both starts in beginners' chases last season; doubts raised by this season's form; reported to have made a respiratory noise last time; tongue-tie on now.

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1st

6

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 7f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Aione

10st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Useful hurdler at this sort of trip; went chasing last term after missing two years but failed to build on a promising first attempt; suffered reverses on his first three starts of the season; Cork win provides renewed hope.

11/2

1st

1

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Cork

Aione

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

led narrowly, headed but prominent 1st, went second halfway, led narrowly 3 out, shaken up approaching last, faced challenge run-in, kept on well

5/1

8

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 126y

16:52 Naas

Aione

10st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump well, in touch with leaders on outer, lost position when mistake 11th, headway before 5 out, joined leaders before 4 out, pushed along when weakened before 2 out, got well behind when fell last

7/1

Form: /P30/9 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Former 3m Grade 2 novice winner in the Ten Up at Navan; should be better for a comeback run over hurdles at Gowran but getting on in years now; trainer has an excellent record with staying handicap chasers.

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10

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 126y

16:52 Naas

Captain Cj

10st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

soon disputed lead, prominent after 1st, joined leaders before 3 out, nudged along and every chance when fell heavily 2 out, fatally injured

16/1

9th

4

18th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Captain Cj

11st 9lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

No wins over hurdles since 2019 and has a huge absence to overcome here; can only be watched.

33/1

1

26th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:33 Limerick

Captain Cj

11st 13lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Grade 2 winner chasing; old boy not seen since quiet run a year ago; not hurdled in an age and hard to be confident despite his back class.

20/1

Form: P-F5FP D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Won three times last year, showing plenty of stamina; however, she has failed to complete four of her last five races and is clearly a very risky proposition.

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7th

15

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Regina Dracones

10st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

prominent, slow jump and lost ground 11th, slow jump 5 out

20/1

11

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Regina Dracones

10st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Not seen in this sphere since 2021 and arrives on the back of two poor runs at Punchestown.

25/1

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Now Where Or When

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Payout
Exacta €1066.00
Straight Forecast €919.20
Tricast €6400.30
Trifecta €7923.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

West Cork Wildway

TOPSPEED:

Take All

POSTDATA:

The Little Yank

RP Ratings (IRE):

The Tack Room

The Irish Sun:

West Cork Wildway