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18:35 Punchestown

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Irish Daily Star Champion Hunters Chase

  • Prize money: £15663.72
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Irish Daily Star Champion Hunters Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.20
  • Place: £1.60

Form: -1P22F D

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Two point wins this term; did not seem to be strongly fancied at Cheltenham last month (28-1), where he staged a late run to finish second to the long-priced Premier Magic with Chris's Dream and Vaucelet among those behind; fell at Becher's when 8-1 chance in the Foxhunter; capable of a big run.

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

1st

6

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

16:15 Naas

Its On The Line

12st 0lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Emmet Mullins

prominent

5/4

OUR TIP

9/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 12-117 D BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Might well have beaten Billaway here last April but for blundering at the last fence; career had been on a steady upward curve before a disappointing lapse when favourite at Cheltenham; needs to reverse form with runner-up Its On The Line and fifth-placed Chris's Dream, but every chance of doing so given his overall profile.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

9

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:33 Down Royal

Vaucelet

12st 0lb

J: Mr R James

T: D M Christie

midfield

5/1

2nd

9

2nd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 2

19:05 Stratford

Vaucelet

12st 0lb

J: Mr B O’Neill

T: D M Christie

in touch with leaders

Evs

2nd

8

19th May 2023

Good

3m 4f 150y

19:45 Downpatrick

Vaucelet

12st 0lb

J: Mr B O’Neill

T: D M Christie

Talented hunter was second to Billaway at Punchestown last year before winning well over this trip at Stratford; disappointing favourite for the hunter chase at Cheltenham in March where he weakened to finish seventh of 23 but back to his best when again finding just one too good in Champion Hunter Chase at Punchestown, beaten a length by Cheltenham runner-up Its On The Line; good chance as long as that run hasn't flattened him.

7/4

8/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 6/0/23

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Forner Paul Nicholls-trained gelding; worked his way back to form in points before producing a good effort behind Vaucelet's talented stablemate Ferns Loch at Gowran; ran a blinder at 40-1 when third in the Foxhunter at Aintree; could go well for trainer who got a winner on the board on Tuesday.

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3rd

8

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Lough Derg Spirit

12st 0lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: Denis Paul Murphy

Forner Paul Nicholls-trained gelding; worked his way back to form in points before producing a good effort behind Vaucelet's talented stablemate Ferns Loch at Gowran; ran a blinder at 40-1 when third in the Foxhunter at Aintree; could go well for trainer who got a winner on the board on Tuesday.

8/1

3rd

16

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Lough Derg Spirit

12st 0lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: Denis Paul Murphy

Runner-up to a top prospect in a Gowran hunter chase last month (first time in a tongue-strap); balance of form suggests he'll struggle.

33/1

2nd

5

11th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 0y

16:55 Gowran Park

Lough Derg Spirit

12st 0lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: Denis Paul Murphy

raced wide, prominent in chasing group early, towards rear but in touch with leaders 5 out, headway before 3 out, went second and pushed along after 2 out, kept on well but no chance with winner after last

14/1

Form: 301-63

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Cork winner last April, third to Dinny Lacey when bidding for a repeat early this month; huge task now after a recent point-to-point defeat.

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4th

5

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Down The Highway

12st 0lb

J: Mr M J Love

T: Ciaran Murphy

Cork winner last April, third to Dinny Lacey when bidding for a repeat early this month; huge task now after a recent point-to-point defeat.

50/1

3rd

3

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:45 Cork

Down The Highway

12st 0lb

J: Mr M J Love

T: Ciaran Murphy

towards rear, headway 4 out, soon pushed along, mistake 3 out, soon ridden, hampered by faller 2 out, kept on and went third run-in

14/1

6th

4

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

14:33 Down Royal

Down The Highway

12st 0lb

J: Mr T J Love

T: Ciaran Murphy

Dual 'point' winner struggled when the chips were down at Borris House behind Brain Power; entitled to strip a good deal fitter now but looks up against it with quite a bit of ground to make up on the latter (21l).

25/1

Form: /205-4

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Former Henry De Bromhead-trained gelding; five wins on the track, 2-6 in points; not the force he was, but would have finished closer but for interference when fourth to Dinny Lacey at Cork.

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5th

5

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

19:55 Killarney

Visioman

11st 7lb

J: Mr T Walsh

T: Benjamin Halsall

Formerly trained by Henry de Bromhead; won two open points' last year; was badly hampered when fourth in a Cork hunter chase but was beaten when also hampered at Punchestown last time.

8/1

5th

11

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Visioman

12st 0lb

J: Mr T Walsh

T: Benjamin Halsall

Former Henry De Bromhead-trained gelding; five wins on the track, 2-6 in points; not the force he was, but would have finished closer but for interference when fourth to Dinny Lacey at Cork.

33/1

4th

8

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:45 Cork

Visioman

12st 0lb

J: Mr T Walsh

T: Benjamin Halsall

towards rear, in touch with leaders 5th, pushed along after 4 out, ridden and went fourth after 3 out, badly hampered and left in third 2 out, kept on but lost third run-in

12/1

Form: 9-04F1

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third in Topham last year; well held in points this winter and no match for Billaway at Naas in February; jumped poorly and was making little impression when falling at the last behind Ferns Lock in the Tetratema at Gowran; made a surprise return to form beating Billaway at Fairyhouse; not guaranteed to reproduce that performance.

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3rd

1

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Annamix

12st 0lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Experienced chaser and usually a very good jumper, as he displayed when third in the Topham Trophy over C&D two years ago; an easy winner of a Gowran hunter chase a month ago (3m1f, heavy) but Its On The Line does have his number on their previous clashes, so perhaps placed at best.

11/2

1st

1

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

17:05 Gowran Park

Annamix

12st 0lb

J: Mr L T Turner

T: W P Mullins

Four-time chase winner, third in the 2022 Topham Chase; no threat when falling at the last in this race last year; did well to beat stablemate Billaway at Fairyhouse; jumped badly in the championship event at Punchestown; redeemed himself at Killarney in May; jumped badly on reappearance in Naas event in which Ramillies was third.

100/30

Form: 1-21F2 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Hugely experienced hunter won at Cheltenham festival last year after twice being runner-up there; backed that up in this race, profiting from a last-fence error by Vaucelet; won Naas event in February for the fourth year in a row; fell at halfway on latest visit to Cheltenham; surprise defeat last time, no match for a rejuvenated Annamix; will go close if back to best.

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5th

1

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Billaway

12st 0lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Part of the furniture in this race; after two seconds he finally got his just reward two years ago when doing well to win from an unpromising position, and he was 9-2 last year only to depart mid-race; has taken his usual tried-and-trusted route via a Naas hunter chase, in which last month he was flattered to get very close to collaring Its On The Line who was at it a fair way out at the head of affairs; still, that race usually brings this 12yo on, and this place gets his competitive juices flowing; expect him to be closing in at the finish, as is his way.

7/1

2nd

3

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

16:15 Naas

Billaway

12st 0lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

led, briefly headed before 4th, not fluent 6th, headed 8th

9/2

1st

1

19th May 2023

Good

3m 4f 150y

19:45 Downpatrick

Billaway

12st 0lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

A leading hunter chaser for the last few seasons, winning at the Cheltenham festival last year having twice been runner-up there, and beating Vaucelet by just over a length at Punchestown; didn't really find his best form last season, a narrow victory over Le Malin at Naas his only success in five starts, and jumping let him down when failing to complete at Cheltenham and Punchestown; blinkers tried in those two races dispensed with and he's back in cheekpieces here.

5/2

Form: U/U0-5 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Former Troytown winner who ran in top company when in his prime; won two small-field point-to-points on the way to Cheltenham; showed a tendency to jump to the right at times and ended up fifth; renews rivalry with runner-up Its On The Line and unplaced Vaucelet; no surprise if he makes his presence felt.

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3

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Chriss Dream

12st 0lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, disputed lead after 2nd, headed but prominent going easily when fell 3 out

11/2

5th

6

17th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Chriss Dream

12st 0lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: Henry De Bromhead

A high-class staying chaser back in the day and has tackled the Gold Cup and Ryanair on his last two visits to Cheltenham; boasts form that some of these can merely dream about and he's looked good in recent points; interesting.

8/1

11th

1

27th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 1f 0y

15:05 Gowran Park

Chriss Dream

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won the Troytown in 2019 and landed Grade 2 Red Mills Chase here later that season; hardly the most reliable at this stage; stable seemingly has a better chance with Eklat De Rire.

20/1

Form: 4U-7F1 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fell two out in Naas event won by Billaway; ended long losing run with Cork success that gives him the measure of Down The Highway and Visioman.

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No Results Found

Form: 67/457

Last run: 198 days

W: 12st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Three-time chase winner, including twice for Aine O'Connor during his time with Harry Fry; made little impression in three racecourse starts last year; again successful for this rider on his recent point-to-point debut at Quakerstown.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

27th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 90y

16:45 Sligo

Drumcliff

11st 13lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Padraig Roche

soon in touch with leaders, prominent after 9th, lost position when raced wide after 4 out, headway when ridden after 2 out, went second and ran on after last, led towards finish

3/1

6th

4

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 181y

16:15 Ballinrobe

Drumcliff

11st 10lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Padraig Roche

Won three chases in UK, the last of which was over 5 years ago; won a point' in April but pulled-up in a Punchestown hunters chase; has never won over hurdles.

28/1

Form: 06200 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Winner of two of her three starts in points; unplaced favourite in her first hunter chase at Cork; needs to jump better and is set a very tough task in this company.

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12

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Dancing After Dark

11st 7lb

J: Mr M J O’Connor

T: J G Bennett

jumped left on occasions, raced in last, detached when pushed along briefly after 5th, pulled up before 9th

50/1

10th

5

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:35 Cork

Dancing After Dark

11st 11lb

J: Mr M J O’Connor

T: J G Bennett

led, jumped left 1st, jumped left 4th, headed but prominent halfway, disputed lead after 4 out, mistake 3 out, soon weakened

2/1

9

11th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 0y

16:55 Gowran Park

Dancing After Dark

11st 7lb

J: Mr E Mahon

T: J G Bennett

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Payout
Exacta €252.00
Straight Forecast €194.40
Tricast €1328.00
Trifecta €3641.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Its On The Line

SPOTLIGHT:

Vaucelet

POSTDATA:

Billaway

RP Ratings (IRE):

Annamix

The Irish Sun:

Its On The Line