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14:55 Galway

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Eileen Kelly Memorial Chase

  • Prize money: £13053.1
  • 2m 6f 111y
  • 5 runners
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Eileen Kelly Memorial Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.40
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 5201-1 D

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 159

Form & Verdict

Tends to race freely but was able to get away with it when outclassing two opponents at Tramore in April and followed up in beating much better-class opponents with some ease in Grade 3 Killarney contest, jumping well; this track offers an altogether different ask in terms of jumping but looks the one to beat again.

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

6th

7

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 98y

17:25 Punchestown

Saint Sam

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Flopped in his first spell over fences a couple of years ago; winner of all four completed starts since returning to chasing last year, including a front-running win from Riviere D'Etel in a Grade 2 at Gowran in February; raced too keenly and ran of steam when pulled up in Fairyhouse race in which Fil Dor was a remote third.

12/1

1

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 160y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Saint Sam

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, led, went clear after 1st, reduced lead 9th, mistake 4 out, joined before 3 out, headed when weakened after 3 out, tired jump 2 out, dropped to rear when pulled up before last

13/8

10/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 0506-0 CD

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Plate also-ran on Wednesday but winner of the Galway Blazers at the 2021 festival; bit to find at the weights but given his record here can't be safely ruled out.

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

11th

7

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Punchestown

Born By The Sea

12st 0lb

J: Conor Hawkins

T: Paul John Gilligan

Tailed off in Grand Sefton latest and 0-17 on Flat; looks vulnerable.

100/1

Form: 3511-P D

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 3lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Dual-purpose veteran although none of his 20 wins have come here; could struggle to run to this rating now.

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

11th

6

(14)

1st Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Peregrine Run

8st 13lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Peter Fahey

Veteran the winner of 20 of 68 races who likes a sound surface but making AW debut here on first start since August; sole Flat win came at Leopardstown in 2021.

20/1

0

1

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:00 Worcester

Peregrine Run

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Peter Fahey

Veteran who won this race last year and followed up off today's mark at Chepstow in October; only three runs since (one on Flat) and Galway latest was a step back in the right direction; has to be considered.

9/1

3rd

4

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 111y

14:55 Galway

Peregrine Run

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

in touch with leaders, soon went modest third, reminders and lost third after 8th, not fluent and went third again 4 out, kept on run-in, never on terms

8/1

Form: 7112P- D

Last run: 118 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Progressed well in first season's chasing last term, winning handicaps at Thurles and Sandown before narrowly beaten in Kim Muir at Cheltenham; let down by jumping in Irish National but still open to improvement and could emerge the chief threat to Saint Sam.

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

1st

2

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 90y

14:30 Punchestown

Stumptown

12st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Went very close in last season's Kim Muir; disappointed in this year's Ultima, but has performed well in two other Cheltenham appearances, winning in January and third in a 3m2f handicap just over a fortnight ago; bumped by a loose horse and unseated before five out in the La Touche.

6/1

2

2nd May 2024

Yielding

4m 1f 11y

16:50 Punchestown

Stumptown

12st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Went very close in last season's Kim Muir; disappointed in this year's Ultima, but has performed well in two other Cheltenham appearances, winning in January and third in a 3m2f handicap just over a fortnight ago; rated 10lb inferior to Coko Beach but capable of a big run if taking to this track.

100/30

3rd

1

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Stumptown

12st 2lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Disappointed at the Cheltenham Festival last month but his win here (3m1f, heavy) on New Year's Day was a very good performance and he'll be fine on today's faster ground; major player if back on song.

9/2

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Form: 788U-U

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict

Second in the 2022 Grand Annual, never found his best form last season and unseated at the first in the Plate here on Wednesday; hard to be confident in at this stage.

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

4th

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:15 Thurles

Andy Dufresne

11st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Promise behind Zanahiyr in October but really struggled for form since; tailed off in Grade 2 chase latest; drops in class at least.

10/1

5th

3

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:23 Navan

Andy Dufresne

11st 3lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

raced wide

8/1

15th

5

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Leopardstown

Andy Dufresne

11st 6lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Gordon Elliott

Five career wins but out of form for some time and looks up against it here.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta €35.00
Straight Forecast €45.40
Trifecta €177.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Peregrine Run

SPOTLIGHT:

Saint Sam

The Irish Sun:

Saint Sam

TOPSPEED:

Peregrine Run

POSTDATA:

Peregrine Run