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19:15 Downpatrick

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Down Royal Corporation Of Horse Breeders Maiden Hunters Chase

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 7f 110y
  • 14 runners
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Down Royal Corporation Of Horse Breeders Maiden Hunters Chase

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.70
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 6/

Last run: 425 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to several jumps winners in France; won points at Moira and Tyrella either side of finishing second to smart Ultimate Optimist at Loughanmore; well beaten sixth at Oldtown in February but that was a decent race and freshened up since.

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5

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 160y

17:25 Punchestown

Gorthill

12st 0lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Mrs Caroline McCaldin

Winner of three points and a maiden hunter chase for Caroline McCaldin who is enjoying a fine season with her pointers; beat the consistent Jay Bee Why at Kirkistown in January; form has been boosted in points by third-placed Winged Leader; tough task at this level.

20/1

4th

6

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:50 Perth

Gorthill

11st 1lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Mrs Caroline McCaldin

disputed lead, led clearly from 4th, went clear with winner after 5th, not fluent 6th, not fluent when headed 3 out, weakened before 2 out

8/1

25/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sister to 3m1f/3m2f hurdle winner The Wise Traveller and half-sister to 2m3f hurdle winner Hard Target; made the frame in a pair of mares' maidens last month; more needed on Rules debut.

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12

6th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 50y

16:30 Down Royal

Big Girl Betty

11st 7lb

J: Mr D McGill

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Runner-up over 2m7f at Downpatrick before showing a good attitude to win a point at Tyrella; very lightly raced but probably needs her best form yet to win this.

6/1

2nd

7

19th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 110y

19:15 Downpatrick

Big Girl Betty

11st 7lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Sister to 3m1f/3m2f hurdle winner The Wise Traveller and half-sister to 2m3f hurdle winner Hard Target; made the frame in a pair of mares' maidens last month; more needed on Rules debut.

25/1

Form: 2/2F3-

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Dual winning pointer was remote second in Thurles hunter chase in February and creditable third of seven at Tramore last month; second in mares' contest at Bartlemy last time; new headgear combination tried.

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6th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

19:10 Tramore

Carrig Wells

11st 7lb

J: Mr D M Fitzgerald

T: Martin Paul Fitzgerald

Record of 2-16 in points; finished third in this 12 months ago and returns on the back of a likeable success at Cork (3m, soft) when ahead of some of today's opposition; should go well.

5/1

1st

1

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:33 Cork

Carrig Wells

11st 11lb

J: Mr D M Fitzgerald

T: Martin Paul Fitzgerald

midfield, headway and went third 4 out, challenging after 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, pecked on landing last, ridden out and kept on well run-in

7/2

4th

11

5th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 176y

15:10 Thurles

Carrig Wells

11st 7lb

J: Mr D M Fitzgerald

T: Martin Paul Fitzgerald

Two wins and ten places from 16 starts; has failed to find her best form this season, but should not be ruled out; finished second to an easy winner in this race last year and was later third in races at Tramore and Downpatrick.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 25-

Last run: 39 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Off the mark in points on tenth attempt at Belclare in March; well beaten second to subsequent winner over C&D in early April but weakened tamely when fifth of eight at Cork just over a week later.

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4th

1

19th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 110y

19:15 Downpatrick

Ahaknowyerself

12st 0lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Andrew Slattery

Off the mark in points on tenth attempt at Belclare in March; well beaten second to subsequent winner over C&D in early April but weakened tamely when fifth of eight at Cork just over a week later.

8/1

5th

1

10th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:10 Cork

Ahaknowyerself

12st 0lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Andrew Slattery

Belclare winner (10th attempt), modest second at Downpatrick, although upped his RPRs in the process and looks a strong player in this one in the overall scheme of things.

9/4

2nd

1

2nd Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 100y

17:10 Downpatrick

Ahaknowyerself

12st 0lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Andrew Slattery

prominent, led narrowly 9th, pushed along and faced challenge before 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, ridden and kept on run-in, no match for winner

6/1

Form: U/2-3

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Maiden pointer was second of 14 in mares' maiden hunter chase at Cork; remote third against geldings at Down Royal since and cheekpieces swapped for blinkers.

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17th

13

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 194y

15:00 Punchestown

True Or False

11st 1lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: D McNamara

Placed twice in hunter chases but beaten a long way in maiden hurdles, some late headway over 2m on latest; back up in trip for handicap debut but others preferred.

20/1

Form: 6/635-

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual winning pointer but modest performer under Rules; behind Carrig Wells when remote third at Thurles in February and well in arrears of Matthews Hill when fifth at Punchestown.

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10

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

15:40 Punchestown

Keenaghan Lass

11st 4lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: T F Shaw

towards rear, hampered and brought down 1st

8/1

6th

10

19th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 110y

19:15 Downpatrick

Keenaghan Lass

11st 7lb

J: Mr T P Harney

T: T F Shaw

Dual winning pointer but modest performer under Rules; behind Carrig Wells when remote third at Thurles in February and well in arrears of Matthews Hill when fifth at Punchestown.

12/1

5th

11

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Keenaghan Lass

11st 4lb

J: Mr T P Harney

T: T F Shaw

Modest 80-rated hurdler; two wins in points and second to Happy Victory at this venue; last of three finishers in a Thurles hunters chase in which Happy Victory flopped.

8/1

Form: 22P6P-

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Twice runner-up in handicap chases last year when trained for a brief spell in Britain; won maiden point at Monksgrange in March; made no impression in a couple of outings at the Punchestown festival.

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8th

7

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 130y

13:20 Punchestown

Jet Fighter

11st 4lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Peter Maher

Point winner with moderate track form; will be well-schooled coming form this source but faces a huge task.

100/1

0

14

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 14y

15:05 Tipperary

Jet Fighter

10st 7lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Peter Maher

Twice runner-up in Britain last year in handicap chases but not setting the track alight on recent starts, that despite a 'point' win a few starts back; only six so plenty of time to recapture the sparkle but looks a modest betting proposition for now.

28/1

7th

4

19th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 110y

19:15 Downpatrick

Jet Fighter

12st 0lb

J: Mr S Cavanagh

T: Peter Maher

Twice runner-up in handicap chases last year when trained for a brief spell in Britain; won maiden point at Monksgrange in March; made no impression in a couple of outings at the Punchestown festival.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Failed to complete in first five points; a little better lately but still an outsider on Rules debut.

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8th

2

19th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 110y

19:15 Downpatrick

Gleninnis Storm

12st 0lb

J: Mr E Finegan

T: Liam Lennon

Failed to complete in first five points; a little better lately but still an outsider on Rules debut.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sister to bumper winner and half-sister to 3m2f hurdle winner; off the mark on third start in points when landing mares' maiden at Kirkistown in February; remote second of five at Loughanmore last month; Rules debut.

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8th

5

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

15:25 Newcastle

Time Was

11st 6lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

midfield on inner

14/1

5

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:10 Hexham

Time Was

11st 0lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Irish point winner; tailed off in a maiden hunter chase on final run there; shaped quite nicely on stable debut in a 2m4f novice at Sedgefield (soft) and could have needed that run after a lengthy break; probably the best alternative to Clovis Island.

4/1

Form: 2-

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

In front when falling two out on latest point-to-point start at Quakerstown; well clear of remainder when second to very experienced rival in restricted hunter chase at Punchestown festival.

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19th

8

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:10 Down Royal

Matthews Hill

11st 12lb

J: Miss Georgie Benson

T: Peter John Flood

always behind, mistake 2nd

100/1

8th

8

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:13 Fairyhouse

Matthews Hill

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Peter John Flood

Has form figures of 2F4 in hunter chases this year; likely vulnerable to sharper types dropped to 2m for hurdling debut.

66/1

4th

3

2nd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 2

18:35 Stratford

Matthews Hill

12st 0lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: Peter John Flood

held up in rear, mistake 3rd, dropped to last before 10th, not fluent 14th, not fluent 15th

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well clear of Gleninnis Storm when dead-heating in Necarne maiden on testing ground last month; from a top point-to-point/hunter chase yard so has to be greatly respected.

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9th

4

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Nevermindestranger

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D M Christie

Point-to-point winner unseated in hunter-chase here in May before sent hurdling, showing promise in maidens; not one to rule out back chasing but clearly needs to jump better.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sister to 2m4f hurdle/chase winner; bit of improvement in points for Aidan Fitzgerald this spring, placed twice before landing mares' maiden at Grennan earlier this month; yard/Rules debut with tongue-tie fitted for the first time

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11

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

15:40 Punchestown

Mandilou

11st 4lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: John G Carr

Maiden point winner last May on her sixth attempt; clipped heels and slipped up on rules debut at Downpatrick; completely tailed off in a maiden hurdle at Killarney last July; huge price when pulled up in Tuesday's Ladies' Cup.

33/1

15

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 90y

14:30 Punchestown

Mandilou

11st 0lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: John G Carr

Maiden point winner last May on her sixth attempt; clipped heels and slipped up on rules debut at Downpatrick; completely tailed off in a maiden hurdle at Killarney last July; lacks a recent run.

50/1

11th

12

14th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Mandilou

10st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: John G Carr

Point winner who slipped up on rules debut when making decent progress; this looks much tougher, however.

40/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Reserve: from a strong yard and in the frame all four starts in points this year; contender if getting in.

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14

19th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 110y

19:15 Downpatrick

Lough Des

12st 0lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: S R B Crawford

Reserve: from a strong yard and in the frame all four starts in points this year; contender if getting in.

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Payout
Exacta €1695.00
Straight Forecast €904.90
Trifecta €9973.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Carrig Wells

The Irish Sun:

Nevermindestranger

SPOTLIGHT:

Gorthill

POSTDATA:

Carrig Wells