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Welcome To Wexford Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 2m 3f 170y
  • 14 runners
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Welcome To Wexford Beginners Chase

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.40
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 45F-32 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

115-rated hurdler so is well treated by race conditions (for horses rated 116 or under); getting the hang of chasing to judge from Ballinrobe third and Kilbeggan second; 6 1/2l in front of Itwasfate on the more recent occasion; cheekpieces on now.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

19:55 Kilbeggan

Changing The Rules

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield, good headway and in touch with leaders 7th, not fluent 2 out

5/2

1st

2

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 170y

13:40 Wexford

Changing The Rules

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Mrs John Harrington

jumped well, in touch with leaders, went fourth after 3rd, pressed leaders 4 out, led going best after 2 out, clear when jumped slightly right last, pushed out, comfortably

5/2

2nd

2

4th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

16:20 Kilbeggan

Changing The Rules

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Mrs John Harrington

115-rated hurdler so ideally treated by race conditions and getting the hang of chasing; best effort so far when third in useful contest at Ballinrobe and that form has been franked.

5/2

10/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 0568/2

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair hurdler at her best but was out of form in 2021-22 season, and her only run since spring 2022 was a poor performance on the AW in January; ran well in a handicap hurdle at Cartmel last month; stiffer task now.

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2nd

12

14th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

20:30 Kilbeggan

Pearl Of The West

11st 5lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

The last of her five hurdle wins came in 2019 but has been regressive in the last 18 months; however, has run solid races on both chase starts lately over 2m4f and a repeat of those efforts will put her firmly in the mix.

2/1

3rd

2

6th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 4

15:18 Perth

Pearl Of The West

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: John C McConnell

raced in second, slow jump 3rd, mistake 3 out

2/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 802-82 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful three-time winner on Flat but relatively disappointing 1-23 over hurdles; made a bright start to his chase career over 2m4f at Clonmel; tailed off in Kilbeggan event in which Changing The Rules was runner-up; more like it again when second in a recent seven-runner contest at Clonmel.

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7th

8

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 180y

15:32 Clonmel

Takarengo

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

1-26 record over hurdles; fair placed form over fences this season gives him claims of sorts but likely to find a couple too good.

8/1

5th

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

12:45 Punchestown

Takarengo

11st 13lb

J: Mr C Mullins

T: Thomas Mullins

1-25 record over hurdles is an ongoing negative; fair placed form over fences lately, in defiance of his tendency to make mistakes; made little impression over hurdles at Cheltenham nine days ago.

10/1

8

17th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Takarengo

11st 7lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

Did well to remain competitive in his recent handicap chases at Galway (2m6f) considering the mistakes he made; seems more effective over hurdles but he's hard to win with (1-24 in this discipline).

20/1

Form: 6/421-

Last run: 256 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Ordinary form in bumpers for Nigel Twiston-Davies; won a mares' maiden point for Ian McCarthy at Dromahane at the end of the season before last; too keen on chase debut at Tramore last August; better when switched to hurdling, second at Ballinrobe before winning at Downpatrick; reverts to chasing with obvious prospects.

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3rd

4

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 150y

14:15 Tramore

Inclusion

11st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

prominent early, soon in touch with leaders, headway and went fourth 2 out, ran on well and went third final 110yds

2/1

1st

11

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

15:35 Tipperary

Inclusion

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

prominent, led 3rd, headed but prominent before 8th

7/4

Form: 4375-3

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won maiden hurdle on good ground at Kilbeggan last summer and ran creditably in Punchestown festival handicap after a winter break; finished 6 1/2l behind Changing The Rules when third on chasing debut at Kilbeggan.

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6th

5

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 82y

16:05 Clonmel

Itwasfate

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

disputed lead early, raced in second from 1st, mistake 7th, joined leader after 3 out, led home turn

11/4

2nd

12

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:12 Naas

Itwasfate

10st 6lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, challenging when carried left before last, jumped slightly left last, soon ridden, kept on well towards finish, just held

14/1

Form: 2164/0 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has run only three times since Tipperary maiden hurdle win almost two years ago; stablemate of Takarengo; makes no appeal at this stage.

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5

9th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

17:40 Tipperary

Tucson Train

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

disputed lead early, soon prominent

33/1

16

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Tucson Train

11st 2lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Thomas Mullins

in touch with leaders on inner early, midfield when not fluent 6th, soon reminder, dropped to rear when mistake and weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

33/1

Form: 16SP-7 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles last summer before a few mishaps; remote seventh on chasing debut at Kiklbeggan; plenty to find with Changing The Rules and Itwasfate.

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8th

11

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 3

15:20 Cheltenham

Downtown Queen

10st 6lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Henry De Bromhead

Made rather shaky start to chasing career this season but jumped well before winning Wexford handicap (2m3f, yielding) quite comfortably last month; not discredited on heavy ground at Roscommon since but will need to improve again to land this prize.

10/1

3rd

2

25th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 5f 63y

17:05 Roscommon

Downtown Queen

11st 11lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced wide, soon pressed leader, briefly led after 5th, disputed lead after 8th, not fluent 4 out, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, no extra after 2 out

3/1

1st

1

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 140y

18:55 Wexford

Downtown Queen

12st 0lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Henry De Bromhead

jumped well, prominent, led before 3rd, faced challenge but going best before 2 out, not fluent last, ridden briefly and ran on run-in, comfortably

11/4

Form: 2/764-

Last run: 124 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has shown enough over hurdles (rated 111, placed twice) to suggest he could be a factor in this company; carries the same colours as one of the likely market leaders Changing The Rules; reserve.

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5th

7

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Gorgeous Suspect

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

towards rear, steady headway after 4 out, stayed on

22/1

0

2

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Cork

Gorgeous Suspect

12st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Winning favourite in a 2m6f maiden at Limerick in July; sixth over C&D on handicap debut last season but more mature now; chance has to be taken seriously.

6/1

1st

5

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

18:05 Limerick

Gorgeous Suspect

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Best of five hurdle runs came on second try when runner-up over 2m at Fairyhouse last year; hasn't really gone on from that but made a decent chasing debut on return last time; needs his best raised in trip.

4/1

Form: 7/46-5

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point winner with previous chase experience; remote fifth over hurdles on his first run for the stable, but had plenty of horses behind; may be of more interest in handicaps.

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0

5

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Leish Oscars Son

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Point winner; fair fourth on handicap chase debut at Listowel in September; not at his best when an unplaced favourite over 2m7f at Killarney in October; took full advantage of return to beginners' company when winning easily at Tramore; should remain competitive despite 6lb rise.

4/1

1st

16

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

14:30 Tramore

Leish Oscars Son

11st 12lb

T: Gavin Cromwell

Point winner; not disgraced in handicap chases this term, though not at his best when an unplaced favourite over 2m7f at Killarney; reserve.

Form: 5F75-7

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Useful form over hurdles two years ago, seldom at his best since; unconvincing chase form last summer; blinkered for the first time following a recent run over hurdles at Listowel

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11th

3

1st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 50y

16:25 Tipperary

Wouldnt You Agree

11st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

midfield

16/1

15th

16

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Listowel

Wouldnt You Agree

10st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

Only his second run in blinkers when winning at Bellewstown (2m1f, good) before disappointing on soft ground at Killarney; needs conditions to dry out, and yet even then he looks vulnerable in this company.

40/1

10th

5

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:50 Killarney

Wouldnt You Agree

10st 8lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Eoin Griffin

Won this two years ago; first success since then came in second-time blinkers when rider cut every corner to beat Set Point at Bellewstown; up 5lb and others have more upside.

8/1

Form: P60P-0

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Poor form in five starts since winning a 2m maiden hurdle at Tipperary 13 months ago; chase debut.

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16th

17

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

14:00 Naas

Must Meet Cecil

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Cian Collins

raced in second, soon clear with one other

14/1

1st

9

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Must Meet Cecil

11st 6lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

Winner of two claiming races during August; did well to beat Bal De Rio and subsequent winner Starman at Bellewstown; overall handicap form raises doubts.

8/1

Form: 6/8P-P D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Formerly useful for Gordon Elliott; winner of two Grade 1 races in the US for Richard Hendricks in 2018; lost his way and has struggled in his two runs for Laois-based trainer.

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16th

16

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 24y

15:12 Naas

Zanjabeel

10st 8lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Stephanie Ocsko-Moore

Grade 1 winning hurdler in America back in the day but poor form in Ireland and makes no appeal.

50/1

10th

13

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Zanjabeel

11st 5lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Stephanie Ocsko-Moore

Former Grade 1 hurdle winner in USA but nowhere near that level back to these shores and back hurdling after being pulled up over fences last time.

33/1

Form: F58-5U D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner over 2m4f at Bellewstown last summer; fair fifth on chase debut at Limerick; unseated rider at Kilbeggan, so best watched.

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6th

3

1st Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 54y

17:40 Galway

Pale Blue Dot

11st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

in touch with leaders early, jumped slightly left 4th, lost touch after 5th, no impression

50/1

5th

11

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 180y

15:05 Killarney

Pale Blue Dot

10st 4lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Back to something like his best when third of nine behind Dartan 13 days ago but hard to see him reversing that form and he's not been the most consistent of late.

8/1

Form: P3F20-

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Best known as a six-time winner on the Flat; overall hurdles form not very convincing; will need to pick up more chasing experience judged on first two attempts.

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0

3

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 170y

13:40 Wexford

Ideal Pal

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Cian Michael Collins

Best known as a six-time winner on the Flat; overall hurdles form not very convincing; will need to pick up more chasing experience judged on first two attempts.

20/1

16

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 40y

15:40 Punchestown

Ideal Pal

11st 7lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Cian Michael Collins

Much better known as a six-time winner on the Flat; hurdles form not very convincing; only four runners in a weak event in which he was second at Warwick four weeks ago.

25/1

23th

8

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

15:40 Punchestown

Ideal Pal

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Cian Michael Collins

prominent, went second after 4th

20/1

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Payout
Exacta €444.00
Straight Forecast €381.20
Trifecta €1683.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Changing The Rules

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Changing The Rules

POSTDATA:

Changing The Rules

The Irish Sun:

Changing The Rules