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Colm Quinn BMW Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £26106.19
  • 3m 7f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Colm Quinn BMW Handicap Chase

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

Form: 2-5PF1 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler at this sort of trip; went chasing last term after missing two years but failed to build on a promising first attempt; suffered reverses on his first three starts of the season; Cork win provides renewed hope.

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1st

6

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 7f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Aione

10st 11lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Useful hurdler at this sort of trip; went chasing last term after missing two years but failed to build on a promising first attempt; suffered reverses on his first three starts of the season; Cork win provides renewed hope.

11/2

1st

1

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

14:55 Cork

Aione

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

led narrowly, headed but prominent 1st, went second halfway, led narrowly 3 out, shaken up approaching last, faced challenge run-in, kept on well

5/1

8

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 126y

16:52 Naas

Aione

10st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump well, in touch with leaders on outer, lost position when mistake 11th, headway before 5 out, joined leaders before 4 out, pushed along when weakened before 2 out, got well behind when fell last

7/1

Form: -01132 C BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Veteran has been in terrific form and could continue in the same vein off a light weight; has an edge over Everglow on Fairyhouse running last time.

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7

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Sir Bob

11st 2lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

raced wide

6/1

1st

7

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Sir Bob

10st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

bumped rival start, soon pressed leader, lost second but prominent 5th, went second again before 7th

16/1

2nd

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

Sir Bob

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Robert Tyner

prominent throughout, pressed leader from 4 out, briefly led home turn, headed 2 out, kept on run-in, no match for winner

15/2

Form: P9U5P2

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Third to Velvet Elvis in a valuable 3m handicap at Navan last season; form has become erratic, though long-priced second in the Leinster National at Naas provides reassurance after lean spell.

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14

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

History Of Fashion

10st 8lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

Sole win from 23 attempts chasing came in 3m Down Royal handicap over two years ago; retains a fair level of ability evidenced by second to Street Value in the Porterstown at Fairyhouse in December; two below-par runs before gallant fifth at 50-1 in the Irish Grand National; third in this last year when Sir Bob was second.

10/1

5th

21

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

History Of Fashion

10st 0lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, brief headway 3 out, no extra after 2 out

50/1

8th

12

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

History Of Fashion

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: P A Fahy

Sole win from 21 attempts chasing came in 3m Down Royal handicap over two years ago; retains fair level of ability evidenced by 3m6f Fairyhouse second in December but pulled up when attempting repeat Down Royal win last time; 5lb wrong here.

14/1

Form: F3437P

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in this race last year off 2lb higher; only seventh in the 3m5f Porterstown at Fairyhouse in December having finished runner-up the year before; lost confidence with a bad mistake early in Fairyhouse race in which Sir Bob was second; could bounce back, with the trip in his favour.

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10th

3

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

The Dabbler

11st 12lb

J: Mr P W Gleeson

T: Liam P Cusack

Dual chase winner returned to form at Limerick last time; dropped 2lb and can be involved if ready enough after a break.

5/1

3rd

2

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:20 Limerick

The Dabbler

11st 5lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Liam P Cusack

Out of sorts on last couple of starts but showed a bit more zest over hurdles when outrunning his odds (80-1) in a Thurles novice latest; ease in grade back over fences here affords him a nice opportunity to keep the forward momentum going.

5/1

3rd

10

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

15:10 Thurles

The Dabbler

11st 4lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Liam P Cusack

Won twice over fences two seasons ago; out of form as a chaser at present; failed to make an impression in a handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe in August; makes little appeal against younger in-form rivals.

25/1

Form: -P281P

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Went close at Chepstow in December; comfortably beat the only other finisher in a three-runner handicap at Newbury; 50-1 when pulled-up in the Kim Muir.

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10th

1

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Coeur Serein

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Ended last year in poor form on soft/heavy ground but the drier conditions ought to suit him better here and he won't fail through lack of stamina; can be very dangerous off current mark if refreshed by 130-day break.

33/1

0

10

9th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 4f 146y

Class 2

15:35 Sandown

Coeur Serein

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Acts on soft, unraced on heavy; 1-13 over fences, the win gained in a three-runner race in February; failed to shine in his three outings this autumn but the handicapper is giving him every chance and the trip is interesting, as his only attempt beyond 3m2f (Punchestown 3m7f in April) was a solid effort; place squeak.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0PP12P

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Sixth in the Irish Grand National last year, showing he stays 3m5f; good runs at Navan (beating an odds-on chance) and when second to Any Second Now in a Grade 2 event at Fairyhouse prior to failed Grand National bid; worth considering.

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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: -34UPP

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Has failed to complete the course in three races since fourth over 3m5f in the Porterstown at Fairyhouse in December; hard to be confident.

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0

14

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Fairyhill Run

10st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

in touch with leaders, lost position and dropped to midfield before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

25/1

0

9

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Fairyhill Run

10st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

led, headed and prominent after 3rd, led again 14th, headed and ridden after 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out, pulled up approaching last

14/1

2nd

9

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 6f 0y

16:30 Listowel

Fairyhill Run

10st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

Formerly smart but has looked out of touch for a while now and others are much safer.

20/1

Form: 69P412 BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Beaten only a neck over 2m4f at Wexford; not certain to cope with rise in class; trip could be a problem judged on past efforts over 3m.

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5th

1

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

15:55 Killarney

Mercury Lane

11st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

in touch with leaders

18/1

8th

14

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 7f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Mercury Lane

10st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Beaten only a neck over 2m4f at Wexford; not certain to cope with rise in class; trip could be a problem judged on past efforts over 3m.

9/1

Form: 334122

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler; off the mark on chase debut at Clonmel and good second to the very experienced Bachasson at the same venue, both of those runs over 2m4f; showed her stamina when runner-up in the Ulster National, and should remain competitive with a useful 7lb claimed.

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4th

4

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 92y

14:25 Fairyhouse

My Design

10st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

didn't jump with fluency, pressed leader early, dropped to last before 5th

14/1

7th

6

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

My Design

11st 0lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: Declan Queally

prominent, led after 1st, mistake 13th, not fluent 5 out, headed 3 out, soon weakened

6/1

1st

4

3rd Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 210y

15:35 Galway

My Design

10st 13lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: Declan Queally

made all, not fluent 1st, faced challenge 2 out, mistake last, soon ridden and ran on, comfortably

7/1

Form: -F599P

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Former winner of the Kim Muir at Cheltenham; has been out of sorts and makes no appeal; jumped badly when pulled-up in the Irish Grand National.

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10th

8

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 7f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Milan Native

10st 9lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Former winner of the Kim Muir at Cheltenham; has been out of sorts and makes no appeal; jumped badly when pulled-up in the Irish Grand National.

33/1

27

10th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 5f 0y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Milan Native

10st 0lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Gordon Elliott

Former winner of the Kim Muir at Cheltenham but has been going nowhere for a while now and looks risky in new headgear.

100/1

9th

7

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 126y

16:52 Naas

Milan Native

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

pushed along briefly, prominent, disputed lead after 2nd, headed before 7th, disputed lead after 8th, briefly headed before 5 out, ridden when joined after 3 out, headed and weakened before 2 out, well beaten when badly hampered by faller 2 out

25/1

Form: -00060

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Has seldom shown any sign of his best form since third in the 2021 Irish Grand National; has not had long to recover since tailed off in the Grand National.

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4th

12

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 90y

14:30 Punchestown

Enjoy Dallen

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Smart staying handicap chaser at his best, third in the Irish Grand National and the Leopardstown Paddy Power in 2021; a long time since he has prospered; needs to step up on what he has shown cross-country so far; remote fifth behind Singing Banjo here on Thursday.

14/1

5th

10

2nd May 2024

Yielding

4m 1f 11y

16:50 Punchestown

Enjoy Dallen

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Smart staying handicap chaser at his best, third in the Irish Grand National and the Leopardstown Paddy Power in 2021; a long time since he has prospered; needs to step up on what he has shown cross-country so far; well held by Coko Beach, Birchdale and Fameaftertheglory.

16/1

6th

4

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 130y

13:20 Punchestown

Enjoy Dallen

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ciaran Murphy

Smart staying handicap chaser at his best, third in the Irish Grand National and the Paddy Power 2021; a long time since he has prospered; needs to step up on what he has shown cross-country so far; finished behind Vital Island here in November, and held by Fameaftertheglory on Cheltenham running.

14/1

Form: 4180UP C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Won a 2m6f handicap here in November; not a bad run behind Real Steel over Christmas; has found things too demanding in a series of valuable handicaps in recent months.

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4th

4

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Uttoxeter

Farceur Du Large

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Had some smart form in Ireland before losing his way and changing hands for £16,000; kicked off for Jamie Snowden in winning two military races for amateurs at Sandown (3m, soft) and the horses he beat on both occasions have won handicaps subsequently; didn't get home on heavy in the Midlands National here but ran well enough for long enough to believe he's still in good form.

13/2

5th

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Farceur Du Large

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Had some smart form in Ireland before losing his way and changing hands for £16,000; a feather in Jamie Snowden's cap to have got him back on track with two 3m soft-ground wins at Sandown; those were military races for amateurs and yet the form has substance with the horses he beat on both occasions subsequently winning handicaps; probably on a good mark and he wasn't in form when pulled up in last season's Irish National on his only previous crack at a marathon trip; effective on heavy.

12/1

1st

1

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:05 Sandown

Farceur Du Large

12st 10lb

J: Maj Will Kellard

T: Jamie Snowden

Ex-Noel Meade; £16,000 buy last August and surged back to his best form at the first time of asking for his new connections, winning the Grand Military Gold Cup over C&D (soft) three weeks ago under Major Will Kellard, a race in which Fil D'Ariane was about 15l back in third (same weights as today) and Broken Halo unseated before push came to shove; solid chance.

5/4

Form: 1PP55P C

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Has been a reliable mare in previous seasons ans looked set for a fine campaign when a long-priced Grade 2 winner at this venue last November; has lost form alarmingly and is now tried with blinkers for the first time.

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7

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 7f 0y

15:10 Punchestown

Darrens Hope

10st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Robert Murphy

Has been a reliable mare in previous seasons ans looked set for a fine campaign when a long-priced Grade 2 winner at this venue last November; has lost form alarmingly and is now tried with blinkers for the first time.

25/1

11

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

16:15 Aintree

Darrens Hope

10st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Robert Murphy

Can lead; has had a fallow spell since winning a Grade 2 novice at Punchestown in November (2m6f, yielding) and little in her latest two handicap starts (in October and January) suggests she has anything in hand off her current mark.

16/1

32

10th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 5f 0y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Darrens Hope

10st 0lb

J: Conor Clarke

T: Robert Murphy

Second reserve; won the Grade 2 Florida Pearl Novice at Punchestown in November (2m6f) but hasn't produced an effort of note since then.

Form: 2100P4

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Promising in his younger days for Philip Hobbs; Kilbeggan winner for this stable last summer; signs of revival in form when fourth at Fairyhouse, has a bit to find with Sir Bob on that basis.

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8th

3

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 68y

12:30 Fairyhouse

Everglow

11st 7lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

prominent, went second 5th, weakened from 3 out

7/1

5th

13

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Everglow

10st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

towards rear of midfield, some headway 3 out, kept on approaching last, never near to challenge

16/1

6th

8

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Everglow

10st 6lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

midfield, in touch with leaders 3 out, weakened after 2 out

12/1

Form: -F5FPF

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Won three times last season, showing plenty of stamina; has failed to complete five of her last six races and is clearly a very risky proposition against that background.

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7th

15

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Regina Dracones

10st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

prominent, slow jump and lost ground 11th, slow jump 5 out

20/1

11

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Regina Dracones

10st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Not seen in this sphere since 2021 and arrives on the back of two poor runs at Punchestown.

25/1

Form: -541P1

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Has gone up 9lb for an emphatic Clonmel win, and now 2-2 over fences; however, still 6lb out of the handicap for this, making it a difficult task; rider's claim is a positive.

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4

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Emancipator

11st 2lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Very best form has come over fences at this sort of trip on similar ground; rated lower over timber and ran okay when fourth of 14 at Naas last month; step back up in trip will suit.

9/1

4th

12

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Emancipator

10st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Went up 13lb for winning a Gowran handicap hurdle in September; won a handicap chase at Fairyhouse in December but lack-lustre effort at Thurles after that; back over hurdles here and gets bang in off bottom-weight; should be competitive.

8/1

5th

4

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Emancipator

11st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Better chaser than hurdler with three wins, most recently with a game success in a 3m handicap chase at Punchestown last month; up another 8lb for that; this trip is fine for him and he could well go close again.

5/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast €397.40
Tricast €3272.10

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Mercury Lane

TOPSPEED:

Farceur Du Large

SPOTLIGHT:

The Dabbler

POSTDATA:

Aione

The Irish Sun:

Mercury Lane