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Racing Again March 18th Maiden Hunters Chase

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 3m 1f 89y
  • 10 runners
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Racing Again March 18th Maiden Hunters Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 6/422-

Last run: 605 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Four-time winner in points, though his recent Tyrella win came courtesy of a walkover; good chance here on the strength of a comfortable front-running win at Oldtown, beating last Sunday's Borris House winner Winnie Woodnutt; fair form in hunter chases two seasons ago and also ran well in handicaps in 2021; suited by good ground.

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2

19th May 2023

Good

3m 4f 150y

19:45 Downpatrick

Dento Des Obeaux

12st 0lb

J: Mr D G Lavery

T: Patrick Eugene Turley

Somewhat of a revelation when wide margin winner of 3m1f Thurles hunter chase in February and backed that up when creditable sixth of 27 over the National fences in the Aintree Foxhunters.

6/1

6th

6

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Dento Des Obeaux

12st 0lb

J: Mr D G Lavery

T: Patrick Eugene Turley

Had appeared to be a solid Irish pointer but no more than that until storming home in a Thurles maiden hunter chase last month (made all, 3m1f); won't be afforded the luxury of an easy lead in this but certainly hard to rule out given the latest performance.

20/1

1st

3

13th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 89y

13:55 Thurles

Dento Des Obeaux

12st 0lb

J: Mr D G Lavery

T: Patrick Eugene Turley

made virtually all, jumped well, clear after 5 out, went further clear approaching last, heavily eased

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 60/62-

Last run: 329 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Two wins in points and a generally reliable mare; managed a good Cork run on only hunter chase start, finishing second of six; cheekpieces for the first time.

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6th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

19:10 Tramore

Carrig Wells

11st 7lb

J: Mr D M Fitzgerald

T: Martin Paul Fitzgerald

Record of 2-16 in points; finished third in this 12 months ago and returns on the back of a likeable success at Cork (3m, soft) when ahead of some of today's opposition; should go well.

5/1

1st

1

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:33 Cork

Carrig Wells

11st 11lb

J: Mr D M Fitzgerald

T: Martin Paul Fitzgerald

midfield, headway and went third 4 out, challenging after 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, pecked on landing last, ridden out and kept on well run-in

7/2

4th

11

5th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 176y

15:10 Thurles

Carrig Wells

11st 7lb

J: Mr D M Fitzgerald

T: Martin Paul Fitzgerald

Two wins and ten places from 16 starts; has failed to find her best form this season, but should not be ruled out; finished second to an easy winner in this race last year and was later third in races at Tramore and Downpatrick.

10/1

8/1

  • Place: £5.50

Form: P076-6

Last run: 311 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Modest 80-rated hurdler; two wins in points and second to Happy Victory at Punchestown last month; may struggle to reverse form with that younger rival.

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10

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

15:40 Punchestown

Keenaghan Lass

11st 4lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: T F Shaw

towards rear, hampered and brought down 1st

8/1

6th

10

19th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 110y

19:15 Downpatrick

Keenaghan Lass

11st 7lb

J: Mr T P Harney

T: T F Shaw

Dual winning pointer but modest performer under Rules; behind Carrig Wells when remote third at Thurles in February and well in arrears of Matthews Hill when fifth at Punchestown.

12/1

5th

11

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Keenaghan Lass

11st 4lb

J: Mr T P Harney

T: T F Shaw

Modest 80-rated hurdler; two wins in points and second to Happy Victory at this venue; last of three finishers in a Thurles hunters chase in which Happy Victory flopped.

8/1

Form: 80-09

Last run: 282 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Modest form over hurdles; maiden point winner at Borris House in December, runner-up Forest Breeze a 12l Tinahely winner since.

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1

13th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 89y

13:55 Thurles

Ask The Bishop

12st 0lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Michael Butler

towards rear, mistake 6th, pushed along after 8th, detached before 5 out

14/1

9th

1

4th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 120y

13:50 Tramore

Ask The Bishop

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Michael Butler

in touch with leaders on inner, prominent on inner 4th, pushed along and weakened quickly 4 out

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed on the second of three starts in points; pulled-up on latest; up against it now.

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8

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

20:00 Hereford

Brave Starlight

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: David Dennis

Irish point winner who ran well on his debut for this yard in a 3m3f hunter chase last spring; has been off for six months since two poor efforts last autumn.

16/1

7th

6

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

15:20 Doncaster

Brave Starlight

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: David Dennis

Point winner in Ireland; respectable second in notable novice hunter chase at Stratford (3m3f, good) on debut for new yard; showed nothing over hurdles last time but may progress returned to fences.

5/1

0

10

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 3

16:00 Exeter

Brave Starlight

10st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: David Dennis

Won Irish point in April and was placed in two subsequent hunter chases, latterly in prestigious novice race at Stratford (3m3f, good) on stable debut in June; not an easy horse to weigh up on today's handicap/hurdle debut but the booking of Harry Cobden catches the eye.

8/1

Form: 449-5P

Last run: 133 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Modest form over hurdles; has found his level in points winning both starts; strong chance now following his defeat of today's rival Keenaghan Lass at Punchestown.

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5

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Happy Victory

11st 11lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

raced wide, in touch with leaders, fell 3rd

9/4

4th

4

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 100y

17:10 Downpatrick

Happy Victory

12st 0lb

J: Mr A J Fox

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, awkward jump 1st, soon dropped to midfield, headway and in touch with leaders when not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, not fluent but went modest fourth last, soon no extra

4/1

4

13th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 89y

13:55 Thurles

Happy Victory

12st 0lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, headway and went third halfway

7/4

Form: -F0867

Last run: 160 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

0-26 on track, mostly campaigned over hurdles; point winner this term but others preferred on overall form.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

9

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 55y

16:55 Downpatrick

Lesssaidthebetter

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Winning pointer but a longstanding maiden under rules (0-24 hurdles, 0-9 chasing); overall profile strikes a note of caution but a breakthrough is not out of the question; the outcome could hinge on his ability to reverse Tramore form with Brehon Star who beat him quite handily there; 6lb better off and blinkered for the first time.

4/1

2nd

15

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 150y

14:45 Tramore

Lesssaidthebetter

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: P J Rothwell

midfield, jumped right and bumped rival 1st, hampered by faller when left in third 5th, went second before 2 out, challenging approaching last, went clear with winner run-in, kept on

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Dam bumper/2m4f hurdle winner, closely related to bumper/hurdle winner Arrive Sir Clive; still a maiden after five starts in points; from a respected source

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9th

7

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 125y

15:45 Clonmel

Longhouse Star

11st 8lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: S Curling

raced wide, prominent early, in touch with leaders when bad mistake and lost ground 5th, soon towards rear, mistake 4 out, no impression after 3 out

16/1

0

11

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 50y

15:40 Clonmel

Longhouse Star

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Placed in points but poor in maiden hurdles and was 100-1 when pulled up over fences last week at Listowel.

20/1

0

4

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 6f 0y

17:00 Listowel

Longhouse Star

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Little to show for in maiden hurdles and can't be fancied.

100/1

Form: 57P

Last run: 55 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Maiden point winner on yielding ground at Broughshane last May; has struggled in three hunter chase appearances.

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11th

5

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Royal Juniper

11st 4lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

Won over fences in Ireland last summer (2m, yielding to soft), but well beaten on both hurdling starts for current stable (handicap/novice) and difficult to enthuse over at present.

50/1

5th

4

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:05 Exeter

Royal Juniper

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

Won run-of-the-mill handicap chase in Ireland last summer (2m, yielding to soft) but struggled in C&D handicap hurdle for new stable in November and needs subsequent wind op to have made a big difference.

20/1

Form: 5-PF

Last run: 280 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Only one win from starts in 14 points; no encouragement from previous hunter chase form.

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10

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:08 Cork

Ta Se Rua

12st 0lb

J: Ms S Verling

T: P J Healy

raced in third behind clear leaders

100/1

5th

10

5th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 176y

15:10 Thurles

Ta Se Rua

12st 0lb

J: Ms S Verling

T: P J Healy

Only a single success from 15 starts in points; modest racecourse form; up against it.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta €227.00
Straight Forecast €367.60
Trifecta €3074.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dento Des Obeaux

The Irish Sun:

Happy Victory

RP Ratings (IRE):

Carrig Wells

POSTDATA:

Dento Des Obeaux