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Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Handicap Chase (Div II)

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 3f 114y
  • 16 runners
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Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Handicap Chase (Div II)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.30
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 303-29

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner but was below form in that sphere at Sligo last time; however, has a chance if returned to the form of his Limerick chase second on previous start; 3lb higher.

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Verdict Starting price

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

7th

9

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Tullyhogue Fort

11st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John F O’Neill

Staying type who has been mixing hurdling and chasing this season; just denied in a 3m1f chase at Roscommon in August and in a 2m6f hurdle at Galway in September; found 2m inadequate at Aintree last month.

12/1

5th

10

11th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 3

14:10 Aintree

Tullyhogue Fort

10st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: John F O’Neill

Strong stayer who has mixed hurdles and fences this season, just denied in 3m1f chase at Roscommon in August; takes a big drop back in trip and is 3lb out of the handicap.

33/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 01-284

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Made most to win at Tramore in April and a fine run at Downpatrick next time; a lesser run at Limerick and might not have stayed 3m last time; a chance if bringing his best.

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2nd

23

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Likable Chancer

10st 13lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Daniel John Howard

soon disputed lead, led before 1st, joined towards near side 2 out, headed approaching last, no chance with winner run-in

10/1

3rd

14

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

17:08 Cork

Likable Chancer

10st 10lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Daniel John Howard

raced wide, soon led, headed and prominent after 3rd, led again 9th, joined after 10th, headed when switched right and ridden before 3 out, no extra run-in

6/1

3rd

14

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Likable Chancer

10st 6lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Daniel John Howard

Distant fifth at Limerick last time and all his best form is over further than this trip.

40/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 7PU3-4

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Point' winner is 0-30 under rules; beaten 22l at Down Royal last time but would have been closer but for a bad mistake at the last; still more needed from 4lb lower mark.

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4th

9

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 55y

16:55 Downpatrick

Lesssaidthebetter

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Winning pointer but a longstanding maiden under rules (0-24 hurdles, 0-9 chasing); overall profile strikes a note of caution but a breakthrough is not out of the question; the outcome could hinge on his ability to reverse Tramore form with Brehon Star who beat him quite handily there; 6lb better off and blinkered for the first time.

4/1

2nd

15

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 150y

14:45 Tramore

Lesssaidthebetter

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: P J Rothwell

midfield, jumped right and bumped rival 1st, hampered by faller when left in third 5th, went second before 2 out, challenging approaching last, went clear with winner run-in, kept on

14/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 5P5-63 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Veteran has won three chases; has run respectably on occasions recently but has to pull out more from 2lb out of the handicap.

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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: 513-76 BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Was in decent form over hurdles in the spring, winning at Limerick; has shown gradual improvement in his three chase starts but a fair bit more is needed; cheekpieces tried.

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10th

4

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Crowsatedappletart

11st 10lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Michael Winters

Record of 1-13 over hurdles, though that came over C&D; in mostly poor form over fences and hurdles when last in action; needs to be at his best off a break.

22/1

0

8

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 156y

16:55 Clonmel

Crowsatedappletart

10st 1lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Michael Winters

Fair hurdler last season, winning at Limerick and twice runner-up here; not as effective a chaser to-date, hard to fancy on both recent efforts in handicaps although handicapper giving him a chance.

12/1

8th

8

12th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 110y

16:20 Tramore

Crowsatedappletart

11st 1lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Winters

Hurdle winner in the spring was poor at Listowel and also over fences last time; has to rebound in a major fashion.

12/1

Form: 208-21 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

AW winner got off the mark over hurdles at Down Royal last time; jumped poorly on only chase start and will have to be much sharper today; market may guide.

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10th

8

(14)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Movie King

9st 10lb

J: Shane Foley

T: A J Martin

C&D winner campaigned mostly over jumps last year, winning a Down Royal handicap hurdle; well beaten in a Ludlow handicap hurdle in November when last seen; capable of a big run.

10/1

6th

1

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

14:15 Ludlow

Movie King

12st 0lb

J: Mr B M Coonan

T: A J Martin

Won a handicap hurdle over 2m4f at Down Royal (good) this summer and respectable efforts over hurdles and fences since (latterly over 2m7f on yielding to soft); has presumably travelled over from Ireland for this drier ground and could go well.

5/1

4th

8

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 60y

16:45 Punchestown

Movie King

10st 12lb

J: Mr B M Coonan

T: A J Martin

towards rear, headway into midfield 6th, keeping on when left in third last, kept on but lost third towards finish

8/1

Form: 234-12

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark when winning at Limerick over 2m2f and probably got outstayed over 3m at Punchestown since; this trip should be ideal and a big player even though up another 2lb.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

18:30 Ballinrobe

The Eye Of Tulla

10st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Brian M McMahon

Readily beat Berliet Express over 2m2f at Limerick in May and only 2lb worse off; was placed over farther on this card a year ago and fair run at Roscommon last time; seems to handle any ground.

13/2

5th

9

8th Aug 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 57y

19:30 Roscommon

The Eye Of Tulla

10st 11lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Brian M McMahon

A 2m1f winner who appeared to get outstayed over 3m at Punchestown but then ran moderately at Tipperary; capable of bouncing back from that and putting in a competitive show; goes on this ground.

8/1

7th

9

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

17:10 Tipperary

The Eye Of Tulla

10st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Brian M McMahon

Got off the mark when winning at Limerick over 2m2f and probably got outstayed over 3m at Punchestown since; this trip should be ideal and a big player even though up another 2lb.

4/1

Form: 0580-3

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Maiden over hurdles after 9 starts; soundly beaten in two novice chases and will have to show improvement on handicap debut.

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0

6

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 47y

16:30 Sligo

Pepperocco

10st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Seems to be improving judged on Wexford second, when having her third handicap start and partnered by this rider for the first time; a little more progress may suffice against mostly well exposed types here.

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 03F-36

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner is 0-9 over fences but has a chance on her third to The Eye Of Tulla at Limerick two starts ago; has to rebound from a poor run at Clonmel last time.

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0

1

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

17:10 Tipperary

Dreamsrmadeofthis

12st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: E Bolger

Maiden hurdle winner is 0-9 over fences but has a chance on her third to The Eye Of Tulla at Limerick two starts ago; has to rebound from a poor run at Clonmel last time.

9/1

6th

3

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 67y

18:15 Clonmel

Dreamsrmadeofthis

11st 7lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: E Bolger

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, prominent 3rd, led before 4th, headed and lost two places 8th

9/2

3rd

1

25th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 160y

17:30 Limerick

Dreamsrmadeofthis

12st 0lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: E Bolger

towards rear, headway and pressed leaders after 3 out, went second home turn, ridden when challenging before 2 out, no extra before last, lost second towards finish

4/1

Form: 55-535

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Record of 1-15 over hurdles; not bad efforts in four chase starts, including on handicap debut at Wexford last time; should have a bit of improvement in her and be more closely involved.

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5th

19

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Must Be Dreaming

10st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: G Ahern

Sole win in 34 starts came at Wexford nearly two years ago; most of her better form is on quicker ground and was tailed off on recent return; on a good mark if she can leave that run behind.

40/1

8th

1

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 116y

15:20 Clonmel

Must Be Dreaming

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: G Ahern

towards rear

20/1

Form: 476-67

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Maiden over hurdles after 12 starts but showed some useful form; well held in two beginners' chases but handicap mark in this sphere is 7lb lower than hurdles; first-time tongue-tie/cheekpieces combination.

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5th

1

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:15 Hereford

Vocito

12st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Irish raider who has very modest 1-34 career strike-rate and has largely been out of form this year; belied 66-1 odds when keeping on to snatch second in recent Thurles beginners' chase (2m2f, soft) but his overall profile remains unconvincing.

9/1

2nd

11

2nd Nov 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 66y

12:55 Thurles

Vocito

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

midfield, towards rear when headway after 4 out, went third when nudged along before last, ridden and went modest second but no chance with winner run-in

20/1

8th

3

(5)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:20 Tramore

Vocito

10st 1lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Eoin Doyle

raced in second, pushed along 5f out

7/1

Form: /5340-

Last run: 87 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Maiden over hurdles but some solid runs; ran a cracker on chasing debut in a Newcastle handicap in January and a return to that form would see him run well; poor over hurdles when last seen, though.

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2nd

8

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Dont Talk

11st 4lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

prominent, challenging 3 out, led narrowly before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, carried right towards finish, headed final stride, hit rail just after line

100/30

13

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Dont Talk

10st 11lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Karl Thornton

Progressive in handicaps (two wins at this venue, including over this trip); fourth in a conditions race here last time; this will suit better.

10/1

4th

7

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:00 Fairyhouse

Dont Talk

11st 4lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Karl Thornton

Thwarted in his hat-trick bid at Gowran last month; this looks like a tough assignment.

22/1

Form: 70-016

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Best form has come at Tramore and won his second chase there last month; solid effort off this mark at Wexford since and has run well at this track before, so should be involved.

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7th

8

12th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 73y

15:45 Tramore

Elegant Dan

10st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: David M O’Brien

Beat Pat Coyne over C&D three years ago and chase winner here during the summer; well held over fences since and doesn't want it too soft.

12/1

5th

1

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:55 Ballinrobe

Elegant Dan

12st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: David M O’Brien

Rated 87 when beating Rudy Catrail at Tramore in June; not been in that sort of form since; has won on yielding but doesn't want it any softer than that.

10/1

Form: 4666-8

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Maiden over hurdles and in points; has to do more on handicap chase debut.

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2nd

9

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 41y

16:25 Punchestown

Beaus Candle

11st 3lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders when not fluent 2 out, keeping on when hung right before last, went modest second but no chance with winner run-in

6/1

Form: 9P707/

Last run: 535 days

W: 10st 7lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Maiden over hurdles makes no appeal on chasing debut after a long break.

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10th

16

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:23 Cork

Justakeg

11st 1lb

J: G B Noonan

T: V T O’Brien

Placed for the first time on his 17th start, finishing a remote third in a handicap chase at Sligo last August; the stable traditionally does well with old horses, but hard to make a case for him otherwise.

33/1

3rd

12

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 182y

17:40 Sligo

Justakeg

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: V T O’Brien

Unplaced all 16 starts; has shown nothing in four outings over fences this year after a long absence; tongue-tie on now.

33/1

9th

15

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:55 Ballinrobe

Justakeg

10st 3lb

J: G B Noonan

T: V T O’Brien

Unplaced all starts and has shown nothing in three outings over fences this year after long absence.

50/1

Form: 70878-

Last run: 265 days

W: 10st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

A record of 0-14 in chases and no appeal from 4lb out of the handicap on return.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

9

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 170y

15:25 Tramore

Greenway Machine

10st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Ms Helen P Markham

midfield, not fluent 5th, headway and in touch with leaders 12th, went third after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, lost fourth run-in

4/1

5th

10

16th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 157y

12:20 Punchestown

Greenway Machine

10st 1lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: Ms Helen P Markham

midfield, headway and prominent 3rd, went second 13th, weakened from 3 out

9/2

2nd

8

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 107y

13:03 Fairyhouse

Greenway Machine

10st 6lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Ms Helen P Markham

soon prominent in chasing group, left in lead 8th, joined 3 out

3/1

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Payout
Exacta €585.00
Straight Forecast €449.70
Tricast €5829.10
Trifecta €16134.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Eye Of Tulla

POSTDATA:

Tullyhogue Fort

The Irish Sun:

Movie King

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Likable Chancer