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Country Fest Wexford August 13th Opportunity Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 3m 1f 70y
  • 16 runners
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Country Fest Wexford August 13th Opportunity Handicap Chase

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £61.70
  • Place: £10.10

Form: PP/0-P

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won a chase at Limerick during a good spell of form in 2021; lost his way later that year and lightly raced since; small yard in excellent form.

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1st

10

20th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 70y

17:17 Wexford

Stormy Master

11st 1lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Ray Hackett

midfield, in touch with leaders 10th, headway when pushed along before 2 out, soon challenging, led after 2 out, ridden and kept on well after last

25/1

6

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 6f 169y

20:30 Clonmel

Stormy Master

11st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: Ray Hackett

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8/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: P1PP-3

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Hurdles/chase winner last year and third to Legacy Of Dreams over 2m6f at Limerick on second run back from winter break; stays well and was placed around here over hurdles.

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0

9

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

15:15 Limerick

Meehall

10st 10lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Out and out stayer over hurdles and fences and nearly always in the frame since his last win 14 months ago; big drop in trip here far from guaranteed to suit and opposable on that basis but not discounted.

6/1

2nd

4

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Limerick

Meehall

11st 10lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E McNamara

Hurdle and chase winner last year has been consistent enough in defeat this year, with one of best efforts when 3rd over C&D in July; should be involved.

13/2

3rd

5

28th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:52 Galway

Meehall

11st 10lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

prominent, briefly disputed lead after 4th

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: P644-5 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Three-time winning hurdler, including here, but just 1-13 over fences and well held lately; kept plugging away when fifth of 16 at Limerick and tumbling in the ratings.

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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

18/1

  • Place: £5.20

Form: 5P6-99

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Won off 88 at Downpatrick (2m3f) in August; out of form lately and mark on the slide.

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8

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 110y

17:20 Downpatrick

Shantou Sisu

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W J Lanigan

Modest overall strike-rate and had a lot of luck go his way when winning by 15l at Sligo (3m2f, soft); still, clearly in decent form and a 5lb rise shouldn't be too damaging.

7/2

1st

8

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 182y

17:40 Sligo

Shantou Sisu

10st 13lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W J Lanigan

Veteran with a modest strike rate (2-30 over hurdles, 1-18 over fences); still capable of the odd good performance, notably when a close-up third in a 2m7f handicap at Tipperary three starts ago.

7/1

4th

11

18th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:00 Tramore

Shantou Sisu

11st 2lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W J Lanigan

midfield, in touch with leaders after 3 out, hampered after 3 out, no impression from 2 out

25/1

Form: 2P5F-0

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Sole hurdles win was over 3m; touched off over C&D this time last year and second again next time at Limerick; may well leave behind poor reappearance run when headgear was left off; cheekpieces back on here.

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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: 447U0-

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Fifteen-race maiden over fences and hard to fancy on recent efforts.

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21th

20

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

Ennemi Public

11st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Daniel John Howard

Only win came in a maiden hurdle in 2020; pulled up in a handicap at Limerick in January; moderate sixth over fences at Thurles last time.

33/1

Form: P3-P74 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Latest of four chase wins was nearly two years ago but veteran was creditable fourth to stablemate at Tramore lately.

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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: 6000P-

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Hard to fancy on recent hurdling efforts but fair sixth in first handicap chase at Galway last year; only had four runs in this sphere.

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8th

9

20th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 70y

17:17 Wexford

Diamond Grove

11st 2lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Edward Cawley

towards rear of midfield, dropped to rear when pushed along after 12th, weakening when mistake 3 out, tailed off before 2 out

25/1

18

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

16:52 Naas

Diamond Grove

10st 13lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Edward Cawley

14-race maiden and struggling for form this season; hasn't shown the form required for a few years; cheekpieces now tried.

50/1

10th

17

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

15:25 Leopardstown

Diamond Grove

10st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Edward Cawley

Lightly raced 8yo yet to trouble the judge over hurdles and fences, fading quite tamely in first-time tongue tie over this trip at Punchestown last time; hard to fancy.

25/1

Form: 036-63

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 3lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Maiden under rules but some decent runs including when placed over hurdles at Fairyhouse in November and hampered third at Clonmel last time when finishing less than 2l off Rule Of June.

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8th

13

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 52y

14:50 Fairyhouse

Drimsree Lad

10st 0lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

led, headed and raced in second before 3rd, disputed lead 4 out

100/1

4th

13

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 165y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Drimsree Lad

11st 2lb

J: Aileen O’Sullivan

T: S Michael Millar

Out of his depth in a novice chase last time but tailed off in a handicap hurdle before then and this 12yo is now a 24-race maiden; on the plus side, he did finish third in this 12 months ago.

40/1

Form: 50-352

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won off 83 at Tramore last summer; bumped into well-treated foes when third in Punchestown handicap hurdle and second at Clonmel in 2m7f chase (winner dotted up over the weekend); rider going well.

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3

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

18:45 Clonmel

Rule Of June

10st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Liam Casey

in rear, raced in last when slow jump 8th, soon reminder, not fluent 9th, soon reminder and weakened, tailed off when pulled up after 4 out

12/1

7th

9

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:25 Wexford

Rule Of June

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Liam Casey

Beat Rudy Catrail in a Tramore chase last year, her sole win; some decent runs in defeat this summer but struggled in testing ground back at Tramore last time; not ruled out.

11/1

Form: P96-P6 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won 3m hurdle here last summer and stays well; not shown much in four chase starts although bit better when sixth of 14 at Limerick last time.

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2

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:14 Hexham

Battle Of Benburb

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Wexford winner in August 2022 and runner-up at Sedgefield the following month; unplaced in ten starts since (including over fences) and hopes probably pinned on cheekpieces offering a boost.

9/1

Form: F803-7 C BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won 3m hurdle here a year ago; promising third in Tipperary handicap on chase bow but disappointing favourite at Tramore; capable of better.

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4th

8

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 77y

18:50 Ballinrobe

Bearwithmenow

11st 4lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: J P Flavin

midfield, good headway and prominent on outer halfway, went second after 2 out, weakened and lost second final 110yds

20/1

0

7

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 110y

17:20 Downpatrick

Bearwithmenow

11st 6lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

Sole win came over hurdles off 6lb lower in June 2022; placed in a handicap chase at Tipperary in April but has fallen in his last two and been off since July; enough to prove for new trainer.

16/1

Form: 70P6-1

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Modest maiden over hurdles; having only his fourth chase start when ready winner over 2m3f at Limerick last month; steps back up in trip off 9lb higher mark.

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5th

11

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Legacy Of Dreams

10st 11lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

soon led, faced challenges 3 out, headed when not fluent 2 out, soon weakened

16/1

13th

16

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Legacy Of Dreams

10st 0lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

Winning chaser, recorded a long-priced handicap success at Limerick last May; 0-10 over hurdles, well beaten over this trip at Punchestown last time.

16/1

7th

14

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 41y

16:25 Punchestown

Legacy Of Dreams

10st 13lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

Winning chaser, recorded a long-priced handicap success at Limerick last May; 0-9 over hurdles, well beaten off higher chase mark at Clonmel in November.

14/1

Form: /400-0

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Fourth in Sligo handicap hurdle in October; just had one go over fences; better for comeback run over hurdles at Kilbeggan; second runner for Eddie Cawley.

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7

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 77y

18:50 Ballinrobe

Any Day Now

11st 5lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: Edward Cawley

prominent, went second before 6th

3/1

1st

13

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:35 Sligo

Any Day Now

10st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Edward Cawley

raced wide, prominent, pressed leader 2nd, not fluent 5th, not fluent 3 out, soon led

20/1

10th

19

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:40 Galway

Any Day Now

10st 13lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Edward Cawley

Maiden has been well beaten over hurdles and fences recently, so needs much more with blinkers tried.

50/1

Form: 9PP5-8

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Maiden ran well in new headgear over 2m4f here in March but tailed off at Limerick last time and cheekpieces discarded now.

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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: 970-96

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

First reserve; modest maiden hurdler makes handicap bow in this sphere on third chase start.

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16th

18

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:37 Gowran Park

Milfordfourthree

11st 3lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: W J O’Doherty

Winning pointer; has hinted at winning potential under rules and showed that heavy ground holds no fears when beaten 9l in a Limerick maiden last time; possible.

12/1

4th

16

21st Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:21 Limerick

Milfordfourthree

11st 5lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: W J O’Doherty

raced wide, prominent, led narrowly before 1st

14/1

5th

7

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

14:10 Listowel

Milfordfourthree

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: W J O’Doherty

Point winner's best track run was when fourth in 2m7f Killarney maiden; lowly rated and unlikely to contend.

100/1

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Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta €4902.00
Straight Forecast €2311.80
Tricast €17871.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rule Of June

POSTDATA:

Legacy Of Dreams

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Rule Of June

The Irish Sun:

Rule Of June