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McHale F5000 Range Veterans Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £8353.98
  • 2m 3f 100y
  • 8 runners
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McHale F5000 Range Veterans Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.10
  • Place: £1.90

Form: /74/5-

Last run: 366 days

W: 10st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner in 2018; came back from a long absence in 2021 but showed some ability over fences in three starts; however, has another absence to overcome now and seems best watched.

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

4th

11

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Whatsafellatodo

10st 11lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Richard James Daniels

prominent, went second 3rd, clear with one other 6th, headway 3 out, lost second approaching last, weakened run-in

6/1

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6/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 6FP7-3 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Six-time winner, including two Galway novice chases in 2020; back from a long absence last season and best run since came over 2m1f here last time; needs to jump a bit better, though.

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

10th

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:27 Naas

Pakens Rock

11st 3lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Barry T Murphy

Fine servant won his ninth race when scoring over hurdles at Thurles and was runner-up there since; is up another 2lb but has a shout.

9/1

2nd

4

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

1m 7f 132y

15:20 Thurles

Pakens Rock

11st 4lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Barry T Murphy

Eight-time winner under both codes and returned to his best form when landing a C&D handicap hurdle last month; up 6lb for that and definitely on the short-list here.

7/1

1st

10

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

Pakens Rock

11st 0lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Barry T Murphy

Seven-time winner (four at Galway) over hurdles/fences who was not discredited back hurdling at Cork the last twice, more needed.

14/1

22/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 4/7PP- D

Last run: 106 days

W: 10st 0lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner but has been poor on his last three starts in this sphere and has to return to form off a break.

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

6th

6

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

Nobody Home

10st 7lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Edward Cawley

midfield, in touch with leaders 5th, weakened from 3 out

9/4

1st

8

7th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 107y

15:05 Fairyhouse

Nobody Home

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Veteran goes well here, yard amongst winners and fair third at Ballinrobe when last seen in May but nearly three years winless and others preferred.

10/1

Form: 20414- D

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 1lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Veteran won his third race over fences when scoring at Wexford in March and ran a solid race at Fairyhouse next time off this mark; handles good ground and can be involved again.

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

0

5

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 150y

14:15 Tramore

Charlie Stout

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

in touch with leaders, soon prominent

20/1

7th

13

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 54y

15:30 Galway

Charlie Stout

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Shane Nolan

led, headed after 4th

25/1

4th

2

29th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Charlie Stout

11st 1lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Shane Nolan

Veteran won his third race over fences when scoring at Wexford in March and ran a solid race at Fairyhouse next time off this mark; handles good ground and can be involved again.

3/1

Form: 443F7-

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 9lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner is a maiden over fences after 12 starts; has run well on some of her recent outings but was poor at Kilbeggan last time and has to bounce back.

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

5th

4

29th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Bay Ambition

10st 9lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual hurdle winner is a maiden over fences after 12 starts; has run well on some of her recent outings but was poor at Kilbeggan last time and has to bounce back.

7/1

7th

1

21st Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 100y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Bay Ambition

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

led, headed 3 out

11/2

1

6th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 169y

17:10 Clonmel

Bay Ambition

12st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual hurdle winner is rated 120 in that sphere; yet to score in 10 starts over fences but has run well a number of times, including over 2m4f here last time; this trip will suit better and should be a player.

7/4

Form: /P58-1 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Came back to form to win his third race over fences when comfortably scoring over this trip at Kilbeggan; has been hit with an 8lb rise since but his rider is great value for 5lb, so has to be strongly considered.

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

7th

11

14th Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:55 Kilbeggan

The Echo Boy

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Came back to form when winning over 2m3f here but was hit with an 8lb rise and ran poorly since at Ballinrobe, so has to bounce back from that.

18/1

6th

1

29th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:00 Ballinrobe

The Echo Boy

11st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Came back to form to win his third race over fences when comfortably scoring over this trip at Kilbeggan; has been hit with an 8lb rise since but his rider is great value for 5lb, so has to be strongly considered.

2/1

Form: 6PP54-

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Three-time chase winner ran solid races over hurdles and fences back in March on testing ground; however, is well suited by a sound surface and is one to consider.

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

10th

1

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

20:00 Tramore

Cusp Of Carabelli

12st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: David M O’Brien

Both of his hurdles wins came here and he ran well in a much better race on his most recent hurdles start at Naas in March; tailed off over fences at Ballinrobe earlier in the week; first time to be fitted with headgear of any description.

16/1

7th

5

29th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Cusp Of Carabelli

10st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: David M O’Brien

Three-time chase winner ran solid races over hurdles and fences back in March on testing ground; however, is well suited by a sound surface and is one to consider.

11/2

4th

7

31st Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 170y

18:10 Wexford

Cusp Of Carabelli

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: David M O’Brien

towards rear, pushed along before 2 out, headway and went fourth last, kept on, not reach leaders

13/2

Form: FP56-7 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Three-time chase winner, including in a Banks event; however, was beaten a long way at Killarney last time in first-time blinkers and has questions to answer with the headgear retained.

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

8th

6

29th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Midnight Maestro

10st 8lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: E Bolger

Three-time chase winner, including in a Banks event; however, was beaten a long way at Killarney last time in first-time blinkers and has questions to answer with the headgear retained.

12/1

7th

15

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 2f 0y

16:55 Killarney

Midnight Maestro

10st 0lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: E Bolger

Fair cross country performer who failed to make an impact at Punchestown last month on two attempts over the banks; last seen over conventional fences when pulled up in veterans handicap chase in March; tough ask from 4lb out of the handicap, despite trainer having excellent record in the race.

50/1

6th

4

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Midnight Maestro

12st 3lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: E Bolger

Looked set to become another effective sort for his track-specialist trainer when beating stablemate Shady Operator here early last year; doubts raised by subsequent form; remote tenth here last November, fell at second in race won by Stealthy Tom; reportedly bled at Navan last month; faded into fifth behind Vital Island in the La Touche on Thursday.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta €220.00
Straight Forecast €230.10
Tricast €2771.60
Trifecta €2850.00

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Pakens Rock

SPOTLIGHT:

The Echo Boy

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Bay Ambition

TOPSPEED:

Charlie Stout

POSTDATA:

Midnight Maestro