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Latin Quarter Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £8876.11
  • 2m 2f 54y
  • 7 runners
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Latin Quarter Beginners Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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5/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 9206-F D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner is a maiden after eight chase starts but has shown smart form at times; disappointing on last few starts and fell early in the Midlands National recently; needs to return to his best.

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13th

6

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Mars Harper

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Best chase form when winning a 2m6f Listowel handicap (yielding to soft) in September but he ran moderately behind Embittered at Navan in December when last seen and made no impact in this race last year.

33/1

5th

4

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 100y

14:17 Navan

Mars Harper

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, headway after 5th

7/2

2nd

4

25th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 70y

13:58 Punchestown

Mars Harper

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Better than ever in second season chasing, winning Galway beginners' event and following up in 2m6f Listowel handicap; disappointed following month however behind a stablemate in 3m Munster National where trip trip could have been too far; back in trip here with tongue tie added to usual cheekpieces so don't rule out bouncing back.

7/2

Form: 00-522

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Longstanding Flat maiden is 2-14 over hurdles; solid efforts on both chase starts, just denied at Tipperary last time; will find Sharjah a tough opponent here but will be front rank to take advantage if that rival doesn't perform.

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9th

6

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:12 Naas

Walnut Beach

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Patrick J Flynn

Two wins over hurdles; second five times last year, twice over fences and in three Flat handicaps during September/October; faced a tough task in a beginners' chase at Thurles last time; this offers him a more realistic chance.

16/1

Form: F1280- C

Last run: 240 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Was a surprise winner of the Listed novice hurdle on this card last year; hasn't added to that since, though was a fine second at Listowel after; poor on the Flat when last seen and needs to show his best on chasing debut to get involved.

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6th

2

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

17:25 Downpatrick

Flaming Moon

12st 1lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Decent on the Flat at up to 1m and won a Listed novice hurdle at Galway last year; starts off in handicap chases from a mark 6lb lower than his hurdles rating although the bare form of his two spins over fences earlier this month would suggest the handicapper could have been kinder.

11/2

9th

3

11th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 170y

18:40 Wexford

Flaming Moon

11st 12lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Matthew J Smith

Out of form on the Flat this season prior to last week's chase debut when tailed off behind Sharjah; would need to match the very best of his hurdle form to be involved and may need a few more spins over fences.

10/1

Form: P9/0-P

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Point' winner suffered a slipped saddle last time but still has loads to find on previous form.

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5th

3

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:00 Clonmel

Intersky Sunset

11st 8lb

J: Mr J M Fennell

T: Declan Queally

Running fairly consistently over timber since winning at Gowran off 84 in November; pulled up over fences latest; tough ask on these terms.

12/1

6

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:58 Navan

Intersky Sunset

10st 9lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

Left previous chase form behind when fourth on her first handicap start over the larger obstacles at Tramore in November; running okay in defeat from higher hurdle mark since and not ruled out.

9/2

3rd

5

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 193y

15:30 Clonmel

Intersky Sunset

12st 0lb

J: Mr J M Fennell

T: Declan Queally

midfield, in touch with leaders before 8th, not fluent 2 out (usual 3 out), soon went third, disputing second before straight, no extra before last, weakened run-in

9/2

Form: -5U035

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Winner of 1-18 over hurdles; soundly beaten on both completed chasing starts; this is too tough and will be better off in handicap company.

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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: /0-0PP

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Poor maiden is way out of his depth in this company.

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0

11

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 182y

17:40 Sligo

Shackleton Island

10st 10lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: I Madden

Either pulled-up or tailed off in eight starts since 2020; reported to have burst blood vessels at Galway last time; can be left out of calculations.

33/1

9th

6

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

18:15 Galway

Shackleton Island

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: I Madden

Either pulled-up or tailed off in seven starts since 2020; can be left out of calculations.

100/1

Form: 2424-2 C BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

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9

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 168y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Sharjah

11st 7lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Similar profile to Zanahiyr, having performed well in two Champion Hurdles (runner-up in 2020 and 2021); has shown a good level of form over fences, including Grade 3 success over 2m4f, but subsequent Grade 1 defeats reinforce the unlikelihood of a belated first Cheltenham Festival success now aged 11; no horse older than eight has won this contest.

25/1

6

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:25 Leopardstown

Sharjah

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Six-time Grade 1 winner over hurdles with four of those victories gained in this venue's 2m Matheson Hurdle; latecomer to chasing; won readily over 2m2f at Galway; jumped well when landing 2m4f Grade 3 event at Tipperary in effortless fashion; found nothing off the bridle in the Drinmore; in front of a below-par Facile Vega when third to Found A Fifty at Christmas.

25/1

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Straight Forecast €31.00
Trifecta €60.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sharjah

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Walnut Beach

TOPSPEED:

Mars Harper

POSTDATA:

Sharjah

The Irish Sun:

Sharjah