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Springfort Hall Hotel Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 6f 160y
  • 19 runners
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Springfort Hall Hotel Handicap Chase

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

22/1 (Won)

  • Win: £47.40
  • Place: £8.30

Form: 22870-

Last run: 158 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner in UK but has been beaten a long way in two chases when last seen and questions on return despite a favourable mark.

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1st

13

25th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 160y

20:00 Limerick

Glen Ava

10st 7lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

Three-time hurdle winner in UK but has been beaten a long way in two chases when last seen and questions on return despite a favourable mark.

22/1

14th

14

18th Dec 2022

Frozen

3m 0f 59y

13:14 Thurles

Glen Ava

10st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

Three-time hurdle winner in UK but beaten a long way over fences last time off a much lower mark and has questions to answer in this discipline.

28/1

7th

7

29th Nov 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 150y

12:15 Punchestown

Glen Ava

11st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

Three wins (all on good ground over 3m) and two seconds from six starts at Perth for Iain Jardine; now back with her original trainer having failed to run to expectations when favourite for Downpatrick event won by Sanibel Island.

7/1

14/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 14303-

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Consistent enough over hurdles last autumn and ran a fine race at Bangor on return; has to improve upon his previous chase form.

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4th

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 120y

18:50 Limerick

Tullyhogue Fort

11st 0lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: John F O’Neill

Ordinary handicapper has loads to find on ratings here and ground against him too.

50/1

6th

6

29th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

13:45 Leopardstown

Tullyhogue Fort

11st 10lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: John F O’Neill

raced wide, soon towards rear

200/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 52246-

Last run: 147 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 11 hurdle runs but placed several times; soundly beaten in two chase starts last winter but this better ground suits and of interest on return; market could help.

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4th

14

25th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Gondor

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

Maiden over hurdles after 11 runs but got off the mark over fences on fourth start in this sphere in a Killarney handicap last time; raised 9lb but still should have more to give.

6/1

1st

3

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:50 Killarney

Gondor

11st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: C A Murphy

Maiden over hurdles after 11 starts made a decent beginning to handicap chases on return to action when third at Limerick in May; 2lb higher today but with improvement likely from that should take high rank.

6/1

3rd

4

25th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 160y

20:00 Limerick

Gondor

11st 9lb

J: Richard Condon

T: C A Murphy

Maiden after 11 hurdle runs but placed several times; soundly beaten in two chase starts last winter but this better ground suits and of interest on return; market could help.

10/1

11/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 13264- D

Last run: 74 days

W: 10st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Won twice over fences within five days last October and generally in good form in defeat since; below best over 3m here when last seen but will be more at home back on this better ground.

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4th

10

25th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 160y

20:00 Limerick

Sanibel Island

10st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Hourigan

Won twice over fences within five days last October and generally in good form in defeat since; below best over 3m here when last seen but will be more at home back on this better ground.

11/1

4th

13

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 120y

16:35 Limerick

Sanibel Island

10st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Michael Hourigan

in touch with leaders on inner, not fluent 10th, not fluent 11th

8/1

6th

6

2nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

14:40 Clonmel

Sanibel Island

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Hourigan

In excellent form for his current handler, winning a pair of handicap chases on better ground in the autumn, and probably surpassed that when done in the final stride by today's rival Four Country Roads at Navan in January; up 3lb for that and 18lb in total since last autumn but every chance that he could go close again.

4/1

Form: 5P644- C

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Record of 1-12 over fences but was well beaten when last seen in this sphere and on the Flat since; enough questions at present.

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0

1

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Sean Says

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Rodger Sweeney

3-31 over hurdles; mostly campaigned over fences and on the Flat over the past 12 months; makes little appeal.

16/1

5th

6

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 112y

14:15 Thurles

Sean Says

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Rodger Sweeney

1-16 over fences; tailed off over similar trip on latest chase start at Tramore and well held over timber at Clonmel since; patchy profile.

16/1

5th

7

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 50y

15:40 Clonmel

Sean Says

11st 9lb

J: Ian Power

T: Rodger Sweeney

Mixing it between jumping and Flat in recent months; runs well on occasions but has never been a prolific winner.

16/1

Form: 075P5- C

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 1lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Three-time chase winner, including over 2m3f here; ran alright from 6lb out of the handicap at Kilbeggan last time and has a squeak back up in trip.

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10th

11

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 49y

16:50 Clonmel

Seskin Flyer

10st 1lb

J: Daniel King

T: Patrick Carey

Ended a lengthy losing run when getting a positive ride over 2m3f at Kilbeggan but below that level since, latterly behind Padraic's Choice at Downpatrick.

20/1

6th

8

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 55y

16:55 Downpatrick

Seskin Flyer

10st 10lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Patrick Carey

Ended a lengthy losing run when getting a positive ride over 2m3f at Kilbeggan last month; failed to reproduce that form at Roscommon.

8/1

9th

15

8th Aug 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 57y

19:30 Roscommon

Seskin Flyer

10st 2lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Patrick Carey

Exposed 12yo who snapped a lengthy losing run when beating some of today's opposition under a positive ride at Kilbeggan (2m3f, soft); should be a factor once more off this 6lb higher mark.

9/2

Form: 8043P-

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

First reserve; record of 1-28 over hurdles and 0-6 over fences; pulled-up at Tramore last time and questions to answer.

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5th

15

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Golden Glen

10st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

C&D hurdle win came back in 2019; bit of form this time last year but overall regressive.

14/1

10th

14

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Limerick

Golden Glen

10st 13lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Sole win came over hurdles in 2019; mostly disappointing over fences in the last year but an each-way squeak back over hurdles.

22/1

Form: P9PP5-

Last run: 81 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Maiden under all codes; ran alright in first-time cheekpieces at Wexford last time; chance if the headgear works again today.

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0

14

20th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 70y

17:17 Wexford

Shamror Lass

10st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Miss Denise Marie O’Shea

towards rear, pushed along briefly after 6th, reminders after 9th, ridden after 11th, weakened and pulled up after 12th

20/1

8th

14

25th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 160y

20:00 Limerick

Shamror Lass

10st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Miss Denise Marie O’Shea

Maiden under all codes; ran alright in first-time cheekpieces at Wexford last time; chance if the headgear works again today.

16/1

Form: 09500-

Last run: 147 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 22 starts was in poor form when last seen and needs to return to her best chase form of last summer.

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11th

11

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Wild Caprice

11st 1lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

0-27, placed seven times; form has lacked consistency but she has often looked capable of picking up a little handicap though perhaps more likely on better ground than this; beaten 18l when fourth of five finishers in a handicap chase last week.

12/1

4th

7

24th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 74y

13:30 Fairyhouse

Wild Caprice

10st 7lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: John Patrick Ryan

in touch with leaders, towards rear when not fluent 9th, headway 4 out, left in third when not fluent 2 out, weakening when lost third run-in

8/1

Form: 22P5F-

Last run: 238 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner is 0-7 over fences and was pulled-up when last seen in this sphere; however, had previously run three solid races, including twice over C&D; squeak if ready on return.

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0

6

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 110y

17:20 Downpatrick

Steps Match

11st 8lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Michael Butler

Dual hurdle winner, the latest over 3m at Roscommon in July; 0-10 over fences but placed three times in staying handicaps and made a mid-race mistake when below par in the latest.

6/1

Form: 06274- D

Last run: 185 days

W: 11st 4lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Record of 4-29 over fences but last win came off a mark of 113 in March 2020; fine second at Thurles last October but below that twice after; can run well fresh.

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0

10

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

18:35 Limerick

Well Joey

11st 1lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Paul Stafford

Longstanding maiden over hurdles and is a much better chaser (four wins); below par in the latter discipline this year.

25/1

6th

5

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 6f 169y

20:30 Clonmel

Well Joey

11st 8lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Paul Stafford

prominent in chasing group, slow jump 7th

7/1

15

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 50y

18:00 Tramore

Well Joey

11st 8lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Paul Stafford

Form: /88SP-

Last run: 208 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner was well beaten on handicap chase debut last August; pulled-up in a point' when last seen; others preferred.

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12th

11

25th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 160y

20:00 Limerick

Citizens Army

10st 11lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Dual hurdle winner was well beaten on handicap chase debut last August; pulled-up in a point' when last seen; others preferred.

28/1

5

29th Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:03 Galway

Citizens Army

11st 6lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Was probably beaten when slipping up on the bend at Tipperary earlier this month; well treated on last year's form but all her best form is at the intermediate trip.

7/1

9

3rd Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:30 Tipperary

Citizens Army

11st 7lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

prominent, mistake 9th, pressed leaders and pushed along when clipped heels and slipped up on turn after 3 out (jockey said mare clipped a heel and fell with no blame attached to any other rider)

16/1

Form: 0/00-1

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark over fences on sixth chase start when a comfortable winner at Downpatrick last time; 12lb higher today makes this tougher but was a close second off this mark over hurdles last year, so still has to be respected.

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2nd

2

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:15 Navan

Full Noise

12st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Miss Katy Brown

soon led, headed but prominent 2nd, led again 3rd, headed 2 out, outpaced approaching last, rallied run-in, went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

12/1

4th

1

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 110y

17:20 Downpatrick

Full Noise

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Paul Traynor

Won a 2m3f handicap chase here in May for Ronan McNally but has done nothing since then and now has a good bit to prove.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 020P5- C

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Scored his sole win from 11 hurdle starts here last November for former yard; best run since came over fences at Thurles in February and has a chance on that form.

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8th

14

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

Chainofconsequence

10st 12lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Michael J McDonagh

midfield, no impression from 3 out

33/1

16th

20

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Chainofconsequence

11st 5lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J McDonagh

In good form over fences earlier this season but tailed off last three starts; needs to bounce back from same hurdle mark here.

40/1

Form: 41007-

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Surprise winner of a Kilbeggan novice hurdle last summer but struggled off higher marks in handicaps; well beaten both novice chase starts but has more of a chance in this grade.

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22

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

He Fitz In

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: D E Fitzgerald

Limerick winner three starts ago on heavy; 12lb out of the handicap; very hard to fancy despite the merit of rider's 5lb claim.

33/1

4th

4

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 80y

16:45 Tipperary

He Fitz In

11st 9lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: D E Fitzgerald

Out again quickly after poor run at Down Royal; had three of these rivals behind when winning previous start over 3m at Limerick and he was pretty consistent prior to that so may well bounce back.

8/1

Form: 69P70-

Last run: 208 days

W: 10st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

No wins since a purple patch in 2020; well beaten when last seen but would have a chance on his Tramore second off 80 last August.

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11th

10

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Rudy Catrail

12st 3lb

J: Shauna Carroll

T: E Sheehy

.

66/1

0

9

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:00 Tramore

Rudy Catrail

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

Front-running veteran who retains ability and enthusiasm; however, three most recent runs raise doubts; jumped poorly and dropped away tamely at Wexford, fell at Ballinrobe, unseated at Fairyhouse; on the positive side, he was in good form during summer, notching a well-deserved 3m1f win at Roscommon and three seconds.

8/1

0

4

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 107y

13:03 Fairyhouse

Rudy Catrail

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: E Sheehy

Front-running veteran who retains ability and enthusiasm; however, two most recent runs raise doubts; jumped poorly and dropped away tamely at Wexford, and fell at Ballinrobe last time; on the positive side, he was in good form during summer, notching a well-deserved 3m1f win at Roscommon and three seconds.

100/30

Form: 1159-0 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; got off the mark over fences at Kilbeggan last August and won over hurdles next time; below that level thrice since but appreciates this ground.

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14th

12

28th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:52 Galway

Crimson Chief

11st 1lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: J Morrison

Course winner over 2m6f last year on good ground; soundly beaten mixing hurdles and fences since; others preferred.

28/1

0

10

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:40 Listowel

Crimson Chief

11st 6lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: J Morrison

Soundly beaten in six races since winning over an extended 2m6f at Galway just over a year ago; up against it at this stage of his career.

16/1

7th

4

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:55 Ballinrobe

Crimson Chief

11st 10lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: J Morrison

Won back-to-back over fences and hurdles this time last year; not much since but better for recent Kilbeggan run after 100-day absence; stays well but needs decent ground.

12/1

Form: /5/6-5

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

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Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta €3631.00
Straight Forecast €1428.80
Tricast €8716.90
Trifecta €10322.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Full Noise

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Well Joey

The Irish Sun:

Gondor

POSTDATA:

Full Noise

TOPSPEED:

Well Joey