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EMS Copiers Novice Handicap Chase (Grade A)

  • Prize money: £52212.39
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • 15 runners
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EMS Copiers Novice Handicap Chase (Grade A)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 34-135 C

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

Former Grade 1 course bumper winner has not prospered over jumps in the manner expected; did not have much to beat on chase debut over C&D in November; sights lowered after two Grade 1 attempts, Paul Townend's choice over identically-rated stablemates.

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16th

2

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 6f 111y

18:40 Galway

Kilcruit

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

prominent

6/1

1st

3

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Kilcruit

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Former Grade 1 course bumper winner has not prospered over jumps in the manner expected; did not have much to beat on chase debut over C&D in November; sights lowered after two Grade 1 attempts, Paul Townend's choice over identically-rated stablemates.

4/1

5th

5

5th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 44y

13:40 Leopardstown

Kilcruit

11st 10lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, prominent after 2nd

16/1

25/1

  • Place: £7.80

Form: 15P42F

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Wide-margin winner of beginners' event at Clonmel in December but mixed form since; second in a six-runner handicap on penultimate start; not consistent enough to be a betting proposition in such a competitive race; one pound out of the handicap.

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0

22

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Jody Ted

10st 11lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

towards rear, unseated 8th

12/1

1st

12

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Punchestown

Jody Ted

10st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, mistake 5th, pressed leaders 5 out

6/1

1st

5

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:50 Limerick

Jody Ted

11st 10lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

Decent record after a break and will handle the ground; plenty of creditable efforts in valuable, and better-contested, handicaps last term after winning at Clonmel and this race represents a nice opportunity for him to land a good pot.

100/30

Form: 11-133 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Two wins last April, a maiden at Tramore and a 24-runner handicap at this meeting off 119; justified favouritism on chasing debut at Listowel festival; ran no sort of race at Cheltenham in November; gave reassuring display in Grade 3 event at Limerick last month; not much to choose between him and Grandero Bello on that basis; now runs off 138 in first handicap chase

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11

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Life In The Park

10st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

This 7yo returned to form in a first-time tongue-tie (retained) with his strong-finishing fourth behind Shakem Up'arry in the Plate at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) last month; he's one to consider under Rachael Blackmore.

15/2

4th

11

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Life In The Park

11st 1lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

One win from nine chase runs, in a 2m6f beginners race at Listowel in September 2022; has been vulnerable in handicaps since last April and there is little reason to think he's well enough treated to play a part today either, unless the first-time tongue-tie makes a big difference.

25/1

12th

19

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Life In The Park

11st 1lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, weakened towards far side home turn

20/1

Form: -3U212 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Point/maiden hurdle winner; promising third on chase debut at Galway; bounced back from an unlucky unseat when beaten a neck by Bronn in what was effectively a match at Fairyhouse, made all for an emphatic win from Macs Charm at Gowran; closely matched with Life In The Park on Grade 3 running at Limerick; tongue-tie on now.

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8th

1

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Grandero Bello

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Winning hurdler-chaser, landed a Gowran beginners chase last year and a good second in a Limerick Grade 3; not seen since fourth in a Grade A contest at the Punchestown festival; has run well fresh before; the class act of the race and respected if fit enough.

6/1

4th

5

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Grandero Bello

11st 3lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Point/maiden hurdle winner; promising third on chase debut at Galway; bounced back from an unlucky unseat when beaten a neck by Bronn in what was effectively a match at Fairyhouse, made all for an emphatic win from Macs Charm at Gowran; closely matched with Life In The Park on Grade 3 running at Limerick; tongue-tie on now.

5/1

2nd

4

26th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 120y

14:25 Limerick

Grandero Bello

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

disputed lead, raced in second from 6th, led 5 out, not fluent 3 out, pushed along when faced challenge last, soon headed, no match for winner

2/1

Form: 413U14 D

Last run: 189 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Won twice in the first half of the season, but value of Kilbeggan and Wexford wins is questionable in this context; absent since Cheltenham defeat in October; of some interest on account of being stable's sole runner in this.

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4th

1

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Tullybeg

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

7/1

0

13

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

14:30 Navan

Tullybeg

10st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a Listed chase at Ballinrobe and bounced back from a lesser effort over fences when winning over hurdles latest; however, doesn't look well treated and all his best form is on better ground.

25/1

Form: 111445 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

Won three novice chases last summer/autumn, including a Tipperary Grade 3; however, has had his limitations exposed in Grade 1 company on three occasions since; drops in class in the same manner as the stable's other two runners; Danny Mullins aboard.

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3rd

2

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Authorized Art

11st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Three-time winner in novice chase company, best effort when runner-up in last year's Galway Plate andf went on to finish fourth in the Kerry National; off for over five months and those races are likely to be his targets again; should come on for this.

14/1

0

4

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 1

14:20 Cheltenham

Authorized Art

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

In good form in major handicaps at Galway (2m6f) and Listowel (3m) the last twice; could go well again but doesn't look the likely winner, being more exposed than many of these rivals; his progress stopped a while ago.

20/1

4th

2

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Listowel

Authorized Art

11st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Won three in a row as a novice in the first half of last season, including 9l defeat of Ash Tree Meadow in Grade 3 event at Tipperary; struggled when raised in class later on; comprehensively reversed Punchestown festival form with disappointing stablemate Kilcruit when second to Ash Tree Meadow in the Galway Plate; leading chance on revised terms.

7/1

Form: -4F338 C

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Both hurdle wins came at 2m; best chase run when third behind Grandero Bello and Macs Charm over 2m4f at Gowran; tried a longer trip last time and not as effective; Gowran run potentially puts him in the mix.

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9th

5

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:25 Naas

Slip Of The Tongue

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

towards rear, in touch with leaders but reminder 4th

8/1

5th

3

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:00 Naas

Slip Of The Tongue

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Padraig Roche

raced in third behind clear leaders, raced in fourth after 3rd, dropped to rear before 5 out

7/1

Form: 114095

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Won valuable handicap hurdle at Galway festival off 121 last summer; beat Hallowed Star readily at the same venue in September on chase debut; well held in Grade 3 at Roscommon later that month; below best in three starts since then, two of them over hurdles.

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5

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

11:55 Fairyhouse

Sit Down Lucy

10st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

in touch with leaders, mistake 5th, mistake and lost ground 9th

16/1

7th

7

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:45 Down Royal

Sit Down Lucy

10st 9lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Peter Fahey

Three-time winner over jumps but has struggled to find her best form over hurdles or fences since the spring; others preferred.

20/1

6th

4

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:50 Limerick

Sit Down Lucy

11st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

Won big pot over hurdles at last year's Galway festival and made winning start over fences at same track; not competitive in good company next few chase starts but creditable third in Wexford handicap in July and not done with when departing two out at Killarney; trip fine but would prefer better grouund.

7/1

Form: -33322 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Made fair start over fences when third to Mighty Potter at Down Royal but has tended to make mistakes and has failed to improve; appears flattered by his form-figures in the novice grade; does not seem well handicapped.

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19

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

14:30 Navan

Largy Debut

10st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

in rear, fell 1st

9/1

2nd

11

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Limerick

Largy Debut

10st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Point winner; beat 1-14 favourite Kilcruit in a maiden hurdle at Cork in December 2021, failed to build on that; error-prone but ran respectably in beginners' contests won by some of the top novices last term; tailed off in first handicap in Punchestown race won by Kilcruit; second in a beginners' event at Gowran last month.

12/1

2nd

5

30th Sep 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

17:45 Gowran Park

Largy Debut

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced in fourth early, went third before 4th

7/4

OUR TIP

Form: 152276 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

Winner of two novice chases, including a Grade 3; runner-up in Grade 1 novices at Limerick and Leopardstown; looked a non-stayer over 3m at Cheltenham; in rear along with Authorized Art at Fairyhouse; last year's winning rider aboard; one of three joint-top weights for trainer who has dominated this race in recent years.

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7th

4

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Adamantly Chosen

11st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

midfield, hampered by faller 5 out, not fluent 5 out

16/1

21th

22

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Adamantly Chosen

10st 9lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Runner-up in a maiden hurdle on sole start on heavy; weakened right out of it on his only two appearances over about 3m, including in the Cheltenham Grade 1 novice last March; however, he put 14l between himself and his remaining three rivals (eventually headed by Roi Mage) after leading two out in a 3m2f conditions event on soft at Down Royal four weeks ago; needs better again but is much more interesting after that latest run.

50/1

1st

2

17th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 50y

15:27 Down Royal

Adamantly Chosen

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

prominent, jockey lost iron briefly when mistake 4th, led before 2 out, went clear approaching last, comfortably

5/1

Form: 211127

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Progressive youngster when switched to chasing last autumn, scoring over 2m4f at Tipperary and 2m3f at Carlisle, then clear second in competitive 2m1f handicap at Ascot; prominent for a long way in the Magners Plate at Cheltenham; solid chance on overall form

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2nd

5

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

So Scottish

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Emmet Mullins

Returned from chasing with decent fourth (to Lord Erskine) at Leopardstown in February; faded quite tamely in County Hurdle; dropped out quickly after two out in valuable Punchestown festival handicap, leaving him with questions to answer.

8/1

14th

18

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

So Scottish

10st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

Returned from chasing with decent fourth (to Lord Erskine) at Leopardstown in February but faded quite tamely in County Hurdle; cheekpieces now tried and has something to find.

16/1

11th

16

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

So Scottish

10st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

Well handicapped on his chase form and 10lb lower than when seventh in last year's Plate here (2m4f, soft), when running well for a long way before fading; hit the front travelling well entering the straight in competitive handicap hurdle at Leopardstown (2m, soft) last month, finishing fourth, and may well build on that performance; very interesting contender.

10/1

Form: -121FP

Last run: 128 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Impressive on his second start over fences in a Galway beginners' event in October, that being a big improvement from his run behind Sit Down Lucy at the same venue; faller here in November, jumping let him down at Fairyhouse, so a little risky at this stage.

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5

5th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 108y

14:30 Galway

Hallowed Star

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Just 7lb lower when bolting up in this race last year and went on to win over fences; did not get the run of the race in a 2m Flat handicap here on Wednesday; forecast rain will help and very likely to be a strong contender to follow up last year's success.

7/1

6th

6

(20)

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Galway

Hallowed Star

9st 13lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: John Joseph Hanlon

135-rated jumper; twice placed in Flat maidens; merits respect as three-time course winner over jumps; cheekpieces fitted now after a dismal run over hurdles at Cartmel.

12/1

Form: 2515F5 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

Form: -8FPF3 BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Dual winner over hurdles; reassuring that he managed to complete the course last time after three consecutive failures in that respect; 2lb out of the handicap; others have stronger claims.

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4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Carrig Sam

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Peter Croke

midfield, lost position and towards rear after 3rd, dropped to rear halfway

16/1

7th

1

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

18:45 Galway

Carrig Sam

11st 13lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders, mistake and bumped 3rd, soon dropped to rear, brief headway after 3 out, no extra before 2 out

7/1

15

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Carrig Sam

10st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: A L T Moore

Dual winner over hurdles; reassuring that he managed to complete the course last time after three consecutive failures in that respect; 2lb out of the handicap; others have stronger claims.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €908.00
Straight Forecast €885.90
Tricast €3002.90
Trifecta €6595.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Grandero Bello

RP Ratings (IRE):

So Scottish

TOPSPEED:

Jody Ted

POSTDATA:

Largy Debut

The Irish Sun:

Kilcruit