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Horatio Group Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 7f 110y
  • 16 runners
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Horatio Group Handicap Chase

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.20
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 4PP1F-

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Surprise winner of 2m4f Wexford handicap chase on good ground in March but fell (beaten) at Tramore; bounce back to form can't be ruled out and trip/ground no problem.

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12

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 150y

19:55 Downpatrick

Ocean Legacy

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent

20/1

10th

15

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

Ocean Legacy

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Dual chase winner is 0-11 over hurdles and pulled-up last time; a minor chance if at his best back after a break.

40/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 32125-

Last run: 109 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Did well on joining Gordon Elliott last autumn, touched off over C&D before winning at Tramore and again over 2m4f at Down Royal in December; disappointed off lower hurdles mark following month and has had a break since.

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7th

2

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Walking The Walk

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Took advantage of low hurdles mark to win easily at Limerick in July (2m6f) before fading tamely back over fences at Kilbeggan; ideally wants it softer so any rain welcome and 12lb higher for Limerick win.

9/2

4th

2

12th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

19:25 Kilbeggan

Walking The Walk

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

In fine form over hurdles and fences lately; took advantage of a low hurdles mark to win easily at Limerick last time after winning over fences at Perth; can be relied upon to run his race and a player.

4/1

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 425U2- CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Three chase wins (soft/heavy) include over C&D and more recently 2m5f Limerick contest in February; just denied further success on better ground at Tipperary last month by an in-form rival over this trip; 3lb higher but major player.

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5th

6

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:43 Cork

Earths Furies

12st 0lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

raced in second, soon pressed leader, led narrowly 5th, mistake and headed 9th, weakened from 3 out

50/1

Form: 53RPP-

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Point-to-point winner and couple of hurdle placings on decent ground earlier last season would give cause for hope on chasing debut.

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3

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell

Camillas Choice

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gary Hanmer

Was quite exposed in Ireland but she was off the mark on second start for this yard, at Bangor in August (2m7f, good); has not fared as well in two runs on good to soft since, though, and nothing in her rules record as yet to suggest this slower ground will suit.

14/1

Form: 8/5/6-

Last run: 368 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Triple point-to-point winner with limited racecourse experience for his age; placed hurdler in Britain but three attempts chasing poor, none too fluent when last seen on the track in Down Royal maiden hunters chase a year ago; limited appeal here on handicap debut.

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19

25th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 160y

20:00 Limerick

Everything Now

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Gordon Elliott

Third reserve; triple point' winner is a maiden under rules, including five chase starts; however, a better run than it appeared at Downpatrick last time and considered.

5th

3

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 110y

20:00 Downpatrick

Everything Now

11st 10lb

J: Mrs A M Ingram

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear of midfield, not fluent 6th

14/1

6th

5

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 7f 50y

16:55 Down Royal

Everything Now

12st 0lb

J: Mrs A M Ingram

T: Gordon Elliott

9/2

Form: 68089- C

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

First reserve; winning hurdler here and both chase wins came some time ago; recent Kilbeggan comeback run should have brought him on but 12yo opposable.

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5th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:20 Downpatrick

Ciankyle

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: P Cluskey

soon chased clear leader, lost second 4th

25/1

12th

9

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Ciankyle

11st 4lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: P Cluskey

Veteran on a long losing run and hard to fancy although drying ground would be in his favour.

14/1

Form: 0/053- CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Sole win under Rules came in C&D maiden hunters chase last year; ran with credit twice over Punchestown banks last month, making much of running when third in 4m2f La Touche on second occasion; first run in a handicap since July 2021.

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2

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 90y

14:30 Punchestown

Michaels Pick

11st 12lb

J: Mr M J Love

T: Ciaran Murphy

Hunter chase winner in 2022; modest overall record (1-27 under rules, 2-24 in points); however, has often run well over this course, notably when second in the 4m2f La Touche in 2021; remote fifth in this race 12 months ago, but much better when third in the La Touche two days later; has struggled in points this term.

20/1

7th

8

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 110y

20:00 Downpatrick

Michaels Pick

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield and reminders after 4th, pushed along after 9th, jumped left 4 out

7/1

Form: 0P665- D

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner not as effective so far over fences after five attempts, although excuses on penultimate; will need to jump better than he did last time and cheekpieces now tried.

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8th

2

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 110y

20:00 Downpatrick

Sweet Street

12st 0lb

J: Ian Power

T: Roger Joseph McGrath

prominent, slow jump 6th, mistake and lost ground 4 out

12/1

5th

5

6th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 169y

17:10 Clonmel

Sweet Street

11st 3lb

J: Ian Power

T: Roger Joseph McGrath

Dual hurdle winner didn't show much on her first three case starts but was running a better race over 2m4f here last time when badly hampered; possibilities on handicap debut.

11/2

17

13th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 199y

13:20 Thurles

Sweet Street

11st 5lb

J: Ian Power

T: Roger Joseph McGrath

Dual 3m hurdle winner on good ground; no sign of her best form since sent over fences, though badly hampered by a faller at the third-last at Clonmel three weeks ago; second reserve.

Form: 20076-

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Pick of eight attempts hurdling when good second in 2m1f Down Royal handicap (soft) but hasn't progressed and hard to see him making an immediate impact chasing.

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10th

1

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Cave Court

12st 4lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

raced wide, midfield

7/1

10th

11

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Cave Court

10st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

Ran up a four-timer over hurdles and fences last August/September; runner-up to subsequent scorer Clonmeen in a handicap chase at Down Royal in November; potentially well treated relative to chase form, brought down at the fourth at Down Royal.

10/1

9

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:42 Down Royal

Cave Court

10st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

held up in rear, brought down 4th

6/1

Form: 49868-

Last run: 110 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won Tramore maiden hurdle last summer but 0-4 since going chasing in September, last three on unsuitably testing ground; potential improver now back on better ground and off reduced mark.

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0

2

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

15:42 Navan

Eagle Terrace

12st 0lb

J: Mr D McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Added to a Cartmel win obtained last summer when accounting for previous Clonmel winner Evies Vladimir over 2m4f at Down Royal's Christmas meeting; room for improvement in his jumping, and an extra half-mile will not present a problem.

6/1

1st

5

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

Eagle Terrace

11st 9lb

J: Mr D McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

prominent

12/1

4th

8

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Eagle Terrace

10st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Noel C Kelly

Won over fences on stable debut at Cartmel (3m1f, heavy) in July and, after two lesser runs there, he was a good fourth of 19 over hurdles at Down Royal (3m, soft) last month; this 5yo could be in the mix.

15/2

Form: 08P74- D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 9lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Veteran is 2-33 and has been disappointing since Leopardstown beginner's chase win two years ago; out of form over both hurdles and fences last winter and recent run here leaves him with loads to find.

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12

21st Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 110y

19:58 Wexford

Turbojet

11st 9lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Losing run goes back to chase success in 2020; hit the frame in a couple of handicap hurdle outings early last season but badly out of form over fences in recent times and now a 12yo; best watched.

25/1

6

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 110y

20:00 Downpatrick

Turbojet

11st 9lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

midfield

12/1

4th

2

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:35 Downpatrick

Turbojet

12st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Veteran is 2-33 and has been disappointing since Leopardstown beginner's chase win two years ago; out of form over both hurdles and fences last winter and hard to see him bouncing back to form here.

12/1

Form: 050PP-

Last run: 136 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Flat winner is modest over hurdles and fences, pulled up the last twice over hurdles; hard to fancy.

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12

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 110y

20:00 Downpatrick

I Cant Remember

10st 3lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: C A McBratney

towards rear, ridden and headway into midfield 5 out, weakening when mistake 4 out

14/1

9

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

13:30 Ayr

I Cant Remember

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: C A McBratney

24

20th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 7f 201y

15:06 Naas

I Cant Remember

11st 3lb

J: Mr B Barry

T: C A McBratney

towards rear of midfield

33/1

Form: 876P3- D

Last run: 259 days

W: 10st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Four chase wins have all been on decent ground at up to 3m1f; on a long losing run but Kilbeggan third when last seen in August a definite step in the right direction; down to a competitive mark but has tended to need his comeback runs.

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4th

14

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Double Windsor

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: David M O’Brien

Veteran a regular here but yet to win (four chase wins/one hurdle); C&D fourth his best run last summer in limited campaign, may well need this comeback run.

10/1

0

14

8th Aug 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 165y

20:00 Roscommon

Double Windsor

10st 2lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: David M O’Brien

The last of his four chase wins was more than two years ago, since when he's gone 0-16; ran okay at Tramore in June (beaten 7l) but modest otherwise this year.

14/1

7th

15

20th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 70y

17:17 Wexford

Double Windsor

10st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: David M O’Brien

held up in rear, hampered by faller 10th, some headway after 11th, midfield before 4 out, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden and no extra

10/1

Form: 9/PP7-

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

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5th

15

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

19:25 Killarney

Donnrua Dream

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual hurdle winner was poor in two novice chases before shaping with some promise on handicap debut at Kilbeggan; cheekpieces are tried now and is one to consider, especially if market strength.

8/1

15

5th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 110y

20:00 Downpatrick

Donnrua Dream

11st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Gavin Cromwell

Form: 0854P- C

Last run: 267 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

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0

13

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:50 Killarney

Westernerona

10st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Garrett James Power

Record of 1-23 over hurdles; never involved on chasing debut at Tipperary last time over approx' 2m4f and needs to improve plenty on that.

20/1

6th

13

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

16:35 Tipperary

Westernerona

10st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Garrett James Power

Regressive over hurdles in the last year and makes belated chasing debut; has to find a spark again to get involved.

20/1

9th

8

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 60y

14:55 Downpatrick

Westernerona

11st 7lb

J: Mr P J Cody

T: Garrett James Power

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €501.00
Straight Forecast €368.90
Tricast €1351.80
Trifecta €2777.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Earths Furies

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Earths Furies