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15:25 Navan

Soft To Heavy

Webster Cup Chase (Grade 2)

  • Prize money: £19057.52
  • 2m 4f 90y
  • 5 runners
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Webster Cup Chase (Grade 2)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.70
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 612-24 C

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 160

Form & Verdict

Ran away with this race two years ago and in good form again this time last year when taking Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse prior to a career-best second in Aintree National; light campaign this season in build-up to another Aintree bid, running on into a respectable fourth in Grade 1 Irish Gold Cup on latest; clear best on RPR's here and should get a truly-run race.

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

2nd

6

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Any Second Now

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: T M Walsh

in touch with leaders, headway after 4 out, ridden when keeping on up the centre after 2 out, went second and kept on well after last, no match for winner

10/1

7th

1

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:27 Naas

Any Second Now

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: T M Walsh

Classy chaser was twice placed in the Grand National and won a Grade 2 chase a year ago at Navan; well beaten on last three starts chasing but is off a favourable hurdles mark if able to recapture some of his spark.

4/1

6th

1

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Any Second Now

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: T M Walsh

held up in rear, niggled along briefly after 10th

25/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 6-0PP1 C

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 146

Form & Verdict

Won valuable novice handicap on this card last year (3m, soft) and back to form at Fairyhouse last month when putting in good round of jumping to land 3m rated contest on yielding; holds Fairyhouse/Aintree National entries and although this trip is on the short side, he could go well.

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

1st

4

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 42y

14:30 Fairyhouse

Velvet Elvis

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

led narrowly or disputed lead, not fluent 5 out, went clear towards far side 2 out, soon nudged along, steadied last, pushed out run-in

5/1

0

3

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Velvet Elvis

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

in touch with leaders, weakened quickly 17th, soon pulled up

12/1

Form: 1-1162 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 3lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Veteran has been in great form since joining this yard a year ago, winning three times and running a solid second at Gowran last time; however, he is out of his depth in this company.

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

7th

3

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

19:28 Wexford

Hurricane Darwin

11st 12lb

J: Miss S Ahern

T: C W J Farrell

Veteran has shown that he retains a healthy appetite for racing in a range of events; three consecutive wins last year came in a cross-country race, a handicap hurdle and a handicap chase; no major sign of a decline in form this year.

10/1

4th

3

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Hurricane Darwin

12st 3lb

J: Mr B O Walsh

T: C W J Farrell

Veteran has been in great form since joining this yard last season, starting off with a victory in this event at the main expense of Stealthy Tom; picked up handicap wins last autumn, one of them over hurdles; has continued to show enthusiasm, most recently when highly tied in a Grade 2 contest at Navan; holds a leading chance.

4/1

3rd

4

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 90y

15:25 Navan

Hurricane Darwin

11st 3lb

J: Mr S Cavanagh

T: C W J Farrell

Veteran has been in great form since joining this yard a year ago, winning three times and running a solid second at Gowran last time; however, he is out of his depth in this company.

50/1

Form: 22-215 D

Last run: 114 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 149

Form & Verdict

Only a 6yo but has banked plenty of experience chasing, highlight being 3m Kerry National win in September; didn't get home over 3m2f in Hennessy at Newbury in November and has had time off since; goes well fresh and could make a bold bid.

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

14

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Busselton

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Has run creditably in a variety of competitive races but his last win came in the Kerry National (3m, good) in October 2022 and he has rarely been at his best over the last 12 months; could do with the ground drying out.

40/1

7

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Busselton

10st 11lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Tough and consistent at his best; won the Kerry National in 2022 and produced his best performance in a while when sixth in the Paddy Power here at Christmas; could come on again for that and might not be far away.

14/1

6th

8

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Busselton

11st 9lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent throughout, went second home turn, weakened approaching last

20/1

Form: U2-1FF D

Last run: 180 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Won his second race over fences when taking a Punchestown handicap last summer before falling in both the Galway Plate and Kerry National, beaten at the time on latter occasion; can go well fresh but has a bit to find with Any Second Now.

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

14th

19

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Fire Attack

10st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Dual winning chaser for Joseph O'Brien; soundly beaten in two chases for Gordon Elliott and very hard to make a case for at present; 2lb wrong.

66/1

8th

1

26th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Fire Attack

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

led, headed and raced in second before 2nd

14/1

9th

5

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 100y

14:17 Navan

Fire Attack

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

led, not fluent 5th, headed before 3 out, soon lost position

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €35.00
Straight Forecast €52.50
Trifecta €275.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Any Second Now

TOPSPEED:

Busselton

RP Ratings (IRE):

Any Second Now

POSTDATA:

Any Second Now

The Irish Sun:

Any Second Now