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Fred Kenny Lifetime Services To Racing Ladies National Handicap Chase

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  • 2m 5f 150y
  • 10 runners
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Fred Kenny Lifetime Services To Racing Ladies National Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.40
  • Place: £1.10

Form: U-8784 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Best chase effort at Navan (2m1f, heavy) last month when fourth of 11 on handicap debut; needs to build on that but the step up in trip should suit given his peak hurdle form.

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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: 8P-2P1

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Capitalised on his lower chase mark when winning at Thurles last month; 10lb rise demands a career best here though.

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6th

1

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Routine Excellence

12st 0lb

J: Caragh Monaghan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual chase winner up to 3m; back to form with a fine 3rd at Fairyhouse last time; raised 1lb for that but can be a player again.

4/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 365440 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Losing run goes back to 2019; running well in defeat over fences earlier in the season but has been struggling over timber more recently and tailed off last week.

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3rd

2

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 92y

15:05 Limerick

Halsafari

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Andrew Slattery

Infrequent winner but ran loads of good races chasing/hurdling last winter including first time out and ground no issue; new trainer fits a tongue-tie.

10/1

10th

4

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 130y

16:00 Punchestown

Halsafari

11st 6lb

J: Sarah Kavanagh

T: Michael J Bowe

in touch with leaders

8/1

2

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

20:00 Tramore

Halsafari

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Michael J Bowe

14/1

Form: 442041 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 1lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Veteran who ended a lengthy losing run at Wexford (2m4f, heavy) last week; only nudged up 2lb for that and he's well treated on historical form; respected.

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0

5

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 150y

14:15 Tramore

Charlie Stout

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

in touch with leaders, soon prominent

20/1

7th

13

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 54y

15:30 Galway

Charlie Stout

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Shane Nolan

led, headed after 4th

25/1

4th

2

29th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Charlie Stout

11st 1lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Shane Nolan

Veteran won his third race over fences when scoring at Wexford in March and ran a solid race at Fairyhouse next time off this mark; handles good ground and can be involved again.

3/1

Form: 18PP-6

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Looked like a nice prospect when winning a novice chase at Navan in 2019; seemingly not easy to train since and missed all of 2022; tailed off on last month's return at Navan but his mark has come tumbling down; market may be revealing.

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0

1

16th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 157y

12:20 Punchestown

An Fraoch Mor

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ross O’Sullivan

never better than midfield, detached before 4 out, pulled up 3 out

12/1

10th

5

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

19:25 Killarney

An Fraoch Mor

11st 11lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Returned from a long absence this spring and has been well beaten in two chases; the better ground today might help but isn't easy to fancy.

25/1

5th

9

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

15:55 Fairyhouse

An Fraoch Mor

10st 5lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Looked like a nice prospect when winning a novice chase at Navan in 2019; seemingly not easy to train since and missed all of 2022; tailed off on last month's return at Navan but his mark has come tumbling down; market may be revealing.

11/1

OUR TIP

Form: 610276

Last run: 167 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Won handicap chase at Wexford (2m4f, soft) but has struggled from higher marks since; down 3lb for latest effort and back on a workable mark if ready on return from 167 days off (has gone well fresh previously).

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5th

4

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

18:40 Sligo

Bold Emperor

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Better chaser than hurdler and not likely to be progressive at the age of ten; major improvement is needed from recent handicap hurdle runs

14/1

6th

7

11th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 100y

17:30 Wexford

Bold Emperor

11st 13lb

J: Shane Fitzsimons

T: Thomas Gibney

Bolted up over fences here last summer but losing run since and he's been tailed off in each of his five runs this year.

16/1

6th

5

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Bold Emperor

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fitzsimons

T: Thomas Gibney

midfield, no impression when not fluent last

25/1

Form: 224920

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in the Plate at Cheltenham last time but ran a big race in defeat at Leopardstown on his penultimate start and drying ground will suit; 5lb lower here and one for the shortlist.

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5th

3

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Mars Harper

11st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Best chase form when winning a 2m6f Listowel handicap (yielding to soft) last September; jumping was untidy when he ran down the field in a Cheltenham Festival handicap; 2-15 over fences, vulnerable to much less exposed types.

20/1

13th

6

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Mars Harper

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Best chase form when winning a 2m6f Listowel handicap (yielding to soft) in September but he ran moderately behind Embittered at Navan in December when last seen and made no impact in this race last year.

33/1

5th

4

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 100y

14:17 Navan

Mars Harper

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, headway after 5th

7/2

Form: P9/21-

Last run: 665 days

W: 10st 0lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Won his most recent start under Rules in 2021; struggled in points since and is 20lb out of the handicap for this.

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0

14

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:00 Tramore

Robin De Roost

10st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Thomas Gibney

Veteran who gained the most recent of three chase wins at Downpatrick in June 2021; also a three-time points winner but struggled in that sphere last season; finished a moderate seventh in two handicap chase outings in the spring.

25/1

7th

4

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 55y

19:25 Downpatrick

Robin De Roost

11st 6lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: Thomas Gibney

towards rear of midfield

25/1

8th

10

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

15:55 Fairyhouse

Robin De Roost

10st 0lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: Thomas Gibney

Won his most recent start under Rules in 2021; struggled in points since and is 20lb out of the handicap for this.

100/1

Form: 6211-5

Last run: 167 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Followed up a handicap chase success at Naas with a career best novice chase win at Leopardstown at the end of last term; not seen since low-key reappearance at Limerick in October; hard to gauge whether he wants this sort of trip and off 167 days.

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4th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:23 Navan

Fighting Fit

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: J P Dempsey

raced wide, raced in third after last, jumped left after 1st, not fluent 9th, lost third and weakened before 2 out

13/2

9th

4

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Fighting Fit

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: J P Dempsey

Has really got back on track over fences this season and only found one too good in his hat-trick bid here latest over slightly shorter; loses Brouder's 5lb claim here though and he'll need to improve again to defy his current mark.

13/2

2nd

3

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Fighting Fit

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J P Dempsey

Rejuvenated after a break earlier in the year and career-bests when winning handicap chases at Galway and Listowel; total of 17lb rise for those wins and back from another short break so respected.

9/1

Form: F4762-

Last run: 392 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Just 1-25 and on lengthy losing run; struggling in points of late; best watched.

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9

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

Stansfield

11st 5lb

J: Anna McGuinness

T: Paul Traynor

held up in rear, struggling before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

33/1

8th

7

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:30 Punchestown

Stansfield

10st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Paul Traynor

Sole chase win came in 2021; not too much of note this year since returning from point-to-points although fair run over hurdles in between; hard to fancy.

16/1

13th

4

23rd May 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 180y

15:45 Punchestown

Stansfield

11st 8lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Paul Traynor

Has only won a novice chase in 27 starts under rules; no worse for cheekpieces when under 5l away at Down Royal and has each-way claims after that.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta €154.00
Straight Forecast €153.60
Tricast €824.70
Trifecta €1623.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Halsafari

The Irish Sun:

Gain De Cause

SPOTLIGHT:

Mars Harper

TOPSPEED:

Fighting Fit

POSTDATA:

Halsafari