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Lord Hemphill Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £15663.72
  • 2m 2f 54y
  • 12 runners
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Lord Hemphill Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £30.00
  • Place: £7.10

Form: 1/5FP-

Last run: 101 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Better chaser, winning twice early last year at around 2m; sparingly-raced since and didn't complete on both starts in April when last seen; 2lb wrong; yard in good form but hard to fancy.

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

4th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:23 Navan

Fighting Fit

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: J P Dempsey

raced wide, raced in third after last, jumped left after 1st, not fluent 9th, lost third and weakened before 2 out

13/2

9th

4

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Fighting Fit

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: J P Dempsey

Has really got back on track over fences this season and only found one too good in his hat-trick bid here latest over slightly shorter; loses Brouder's 5lb claim here though and he'll need to improve again to defy his current mark.

13/2

2nd

3

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Fighting Fit

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J P Dempsey

Rejuvenated after a break earlier in the year and career-bests when winning handicap chases at Galway and Listowel; total of 17lb rise for those wins and back from another short break so respected.

9/1

14/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 9244P- CD

Last run: 119 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won C&D novice last October in testing conditions and second in Grade B handicap at Dublin Racing Festival his best run; campaigned on the flat of late, fair run here on Wednesday; can't rule out.

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

7th

4

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

18:07 Ballinrobe

Barnacullia

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Michael Mulvany

towards rear, dropped to rear halfway, detached from 3 out, tailed off

9/2

4th

6

29th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

16:10 Galway

Barnacullia

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Michael Mulvany

prominent

5/1

2nd

2

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Listowel

Barnacullia

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Michael Mulvany

Winner and placed on the Flat since second to 33-1 Fighting Fit in a handicap chase at the Galway festival, with the winner's shorter-priced stablemate Roseys Hollow back in fifth; good chance he can emerge best in the rematch.

7/2

14/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 2-2514

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Went close in a couple of handicaps before Wexford win in June (2m); bit to find with Sole Pretender however on recent Killarney run; 3lb wrong.

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

6th

17

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Pats Choice

10st 1lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Has enjoyed a good season in handicaps at around this trip, winning at Wexford, Galway and Naas; has found things too demanding since Naas success in January, but now back on a mark that gives him a fair chance.

16/1

5th

3

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 150y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Pats Choice

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield but in touch with leaders, weakened before 3 out

10/1

5th

4

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

Pats Choice

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Gained third win over fences at Naas in January; struggled with his jumping a little behind Mister Policeman latest and possibly on a stiff enough mark for now.

9/1

Form: 12/37-

Last run: 204 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Twice a winner as a novice in 2021-22 season and good comeback run in December when third in Fairyhouse handicap but following month ran no sort of race (not fluent, never travelling) at same venue; back from 7 month's absence when good second on the flat here on Friday and would be of interest here if making a quick return.

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

7th

1

(1)

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 0y

15:05 Navan

Mt Leinster

10st 0lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: John C McConnell

held up in rear, outpaced over 2f out, lost touch over 1f out

12/1

8

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Mt Leinster

11st 5lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Durable dual-purpose performer with Willie Mullins whose last win came in Fairyhouse handicap chase two years ago; hasn't run since September and probably best watched.

25/1

Form: 3-F321 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Grade 3 hurdles winner took eight attempts to get off the mark over fences when taking modest Tipperary mares contest last month; better form last term when placed behind smart mares at Cork on softer ground; interesting now switched to handicaps off 8lb lower mark than hurdles.

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

0

11

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Roseys Hollow

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Jonathan Sweeney

Won a mares' beginners' at Tipperary in the summer; a little inconsistent since and hasn't been at the level required to challenge in this contest, particularly from 2lb out of the weights; wears first-time cheekpieces.

22/1

5th

9

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Roseys Hollow

10st 2lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Jonathan Sweeney

Grade 3-winning hurdler here hasn't progressed over fences as hoped, despite landing long odds in Tipperary mares maiden; well held behind Fighting Fit in handicaps and tame hurdles effort latest hardly inspires confidence although remains well handicapped on her best form.

9/1

13th

2

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:55 Navan

Roseys Hollow

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Jonathan Sweeney

Better known as a chaser these days but won a Grade 3 over timber in her pomp; back on a good mark and these conditions will suit.

13/2

Form: 88U8-3 CD

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Last year's winner off 137 when with Gordon Elliott; 0-6 for current yard but encouraging enough run at Punchestown last time and handicapper giving him a chance.

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

6th

2

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Vado Forte

11st 11lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

towards rear

10/1

5th

2

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:58 Cork

Vado Forte

11st 7lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

held up in rear, headway after 5 out, weakened from 2 out

6/1

Form: 0414-4 CD

Last run: 69 days

W: 10st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Beginners' chase winner here recorded third win over fences in 2m4f Wexford handicap in March; back from a break and stiff enough task from 5lb out of handicap.

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

0

5

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 150y

14:15 Tramore

Charlie Stout

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Shane Nolan

in touch with leaders, soon prominent

20/1

7th

13

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 54y

15:30 Galway

Charlie Stout

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Shane Nolan

led, headed after 4th

25/1

4th

2

29th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Charlie Stout

11st 1lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Shane Nolan

Veteran won his third race over fences when scoring at Wexford in March and ran a solid race at Fairyhouse next time off this mark; handles good ground and can be involved again.

3/1

Form: P254-3 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Last year's runner-up (to Vado Forte) off 116 caught the eye on last month's Roscommon return in a much weaker race; has it all to do from 19lb out of the handicap.

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

8th

1

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Benefit Run

12st 0lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Three years since latest win in a Sligo handicap chase; not in great form lately although hurdling third at Roscommon in July was fair effort; blinkers tried.

8/1

9th

8

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 93y

17:40 Sligo

Benefit Run

11st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Twice a course winner; unsurprisingly struggled from 19lb out of the handicap over fences at Galway; possible he can feature now judged on his previous third behind Presenting Lad over hurdles at Roscommon; the winner has continued to perform well and beat Listentillitellyea at Ballinrobe last time.

6/1

8th

14

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 54y

15:30 Galway

Benefit Run

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Ross O’Sullivan

prominent

33/1

Form: 40-322 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Novice entering handicap company on fourth chase start, pick being last month's Wexford second in 4-runner beginners'; starts off on a 5lb higher mark than hurdles so handicapper taken no chances; Townend's pick.

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

1st

2

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

17:53 Killarney

Hubrisko

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

made all, clear when mistake 4 out

6/4

9th

6

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 54y

15:30 Galway

Hubrisko

10st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

kicked before start, midfield, not fluent 3rd, headway 5th

9/2

2nd

2

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 170y

18:48 Wexford

Hubrisko

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Plenty to find with Ballyadam on hurdles form; jumped better on second chase start when runner-up to 145-rated hurdler over 3m at Punchestown; drops back in trip.

9/2

Form: 13001- D

Last run: 102 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Career-best when last seen in valuable 2m5f handicap at Punchestown festival in April, relishing the better ground; didn't get into the Plate on Wednesday but likely major player here if he can cope with this drop in trip.

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

10th

12

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Hereditary Rule

10st 9lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: John C McConnell

Four-time winner over fences, including an impressive success in this race last year; completely out of form since but back down to a mark just 6lb higher than last year; watch the market.

25/1

17th

12

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Hereditary Rule

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Has course form but was down the field in last year's Plate (50-1) and although he landed a good handicap at Punchestown (2m5f, yielding; wouldn't want it any softer) in April, his subsequent chase and hurdle runs leave him with much to prove.

40/1

Form: 8726P- D

Last run: 143 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

On a long losing run and pulled up in Magners Plate at Cheltenham in March when last seen; has run well after a break before but opposable on overall profile.

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

6th

9

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Embittered

11st 1lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Showed he still had it when winning a Listed handicap chase at Navan in December; not really competitive in the Plate at Cheltenham or the Topham at Aintree. others preferred.

25/1

11th

6

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Embittered

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Won in good style at Navan (2m4f, heavy) in December on second stable start but this 10yo has failed to reproduce that form on his four starts since (most recently at the Cheltenham Festival) and needs to raise his game.

66/1

11th

2

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Embittered

11st 8lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Three chase wins from 25 attempts, ending a two-year losing run at Navan (2m4f, soft) in December; has run really well over hurdles at the Festival but he played little part in the Grand Annual two years ago and was pulled up in this race last March; up against it.

66/1

Form: 33-2R1 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 151

Form & Verdict

Top-weight put up a career-best when landing Killarney handicap last month despite a slow start, travelling strongly and jumping well (Pats Choice fourth); this is a lot more competitive and reluctance to line up always a concern.

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

12th

1

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 54y

15:30 Galway

Sole Pretender

11st 12lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

slowly away, in rear

13/2

1st

1

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

15:40 Killarney

Sole Pretender

11st 12lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: Norman Lee

Put up a career best when runner-up in a Listed chase at Ballinrobe in May but blotted his copybook when refusing to race in a Grade 3 last time; new headgear combination now tried and while he's potentially risky, he also looks feasibly treated.

4/1

0

10

6th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:15 Tipperary

Sole Pretender

11st 1lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Norman Lee

refused to race

6/1

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Payout
Exacta €3045.00
Straight Forecast €2141.20
Tricast €19970.40

Selections

The Irish Sun:

Hubrisko

POSTDATA:

Barnacullia

SPOTLIGHT:

Hereditary Rule

TOPSPEED:

Mt Leinster

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Sole Pretender