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Killarney Avenue Hotel Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 2m 1f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Killarney Avenue Hotel Beginners Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.60
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 3260-0

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

The best of these over hurdles and was in good form when sixth in this year's Coral Cup at Cheltenham; below that level in the Galway Hurdle three weeks ago but should be a major player in this company on chase debut.

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

3rd

1

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 43y

12:00 Punchestown

Captain Conby

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: E Sheehy

jumped left on occasions, led, faced challenge when jumped left and bumped rival 2 out, soon headed and weakened, no match for first two

4/1

3rd

1

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 1

13:50 Wincanton

Captain Conby

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: E Sheehy

took keen hold, midfield, awkward jump 4th, headway before 4 out, weakened after 3 out

4/1

2nd

2

1st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 20y

17:00 Tipperary

Captain Conby

11st 1lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: E Sheehy

disputed lead, led narrowly 3rd, headed and lost two places 4th, lost ground before 4 out, mistake 3 out, kept on and went modest second run-in, no match for winner

7/2

8/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: /55/10 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Three Flat wins and his hurdle form is up there in this company, having posted an RPR of 127 at Punchestown in April; won a Cork maiden before finishing midfield in a handicap at Galway; respected chase debutant and Darragh O'Keeffe has been riding him of late.

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

5th

5

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

13:35 Cheltenham

Great Bear

11st 1lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Only his second run for Henry de Bromhead when returning from long absence to win 18-runner Cork maiden (2m1f, yielding) in July; didn't run badly in valuable Galway handicap the following month or in two subsequent chases; no surprise if he features.

12/1

3rd

5

17th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Great Bear

11st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Three Flat wins, only 1-12 over hurdles but achieved a mark of 124 that should make him competitive in this grade; no match for 137-rated hurdler Captain Conby on chase debut at Killarney.

4/1

2nd

5

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:15 Killarney

Great Bear

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, headway disputing second with one circuit to go, went second 4 out, disputed lead 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on but no chance with winner run-in

8/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 433F03

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

The most experienced of these over fences but made it 0-12 when beaten 10l back in a beginners' at Roscommon; might be vulnerable again.

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

3rd

5

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Naas

Hope Des Blins

10st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

led, soon clear, much reduced lead halfway, headed before 4 out, left in third 2 out, soon no extra

66/1

5th

7

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:50 Limerick

Hope Des Blins

11st 1lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

Took her a long time to win a beginners' chase which she finally managed to do on easy ground at Sligo last month; jumped well then having had a few issues in that department in the past; much stiffer task here on second handicap start.

9/1

1st

2

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 120y

14:10 Sligo

Hope Des Blins

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

made all, not fluent 3rd

5/1

Form: 0-5223

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Flat maiden but a useful winning hurdler; runner-up in his first two chases (RPR 134 on second occasion) and was never going to live with Sharjah in the latest at Galway; major player.

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

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: 06-195 D BF

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Inferior hurdler to some of today's rivals and after jumping well she dropped out on last week's chase debut at Tramore (2m5f, soft); this looks tougher.

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

5th

11

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:15 Killarney

Rebel Rose

11st 5lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Mark Fahey

towards rear, some headway 4 out, no impression 2 out

14/1

5th

9

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 150y

13:45 Tramore

Rebel Rose

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Mark Fahey

Bumper winner who doubled her tally over hurdles in a modest Roscommon handicap in June, after which she ran a bit flat at Tipperary; could make a chaser.

10/1

9th

13

6th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

19:25 Tipperary

Rebel Rose

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Mark Fahey

prominent

5/1

Form: 034-P

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced but 20-1 when pulled up on his recent handicap debut over hurdles and claims aren't obvious.

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

2

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 96y

15:25 Clonmel

Mastermacblack

11st 13lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: P Corkery

Distant third in a maiden hurdle at Thurles last season; limited chasing experience but last month's Tramore fourth on only his second attempt provides some encouragement.

10/1

4th

3

12th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

16:55 Tramore

Mastermacblack

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: P Corkery

Showed some ability in maiden hurdles, including here; well beaten on chasing debut at Killarney and plenty to find.

20/1

Form: 750-44 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Competitive in some strong handicap hurdles this year and made a bad mid-race mistake on his chase debut at Roscommon, for which he was only 5-1; could go well with a clear round.

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

4th

2

(10)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Garrybello

9st 12lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Thomas Cooper

in touch with leaders, bit short of room home turn, headway when ran green and hung left under 2f out, went fourth and kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders (jockey said gelding hung left under pressure)

7/2

3rd

1

(13)

29th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Garrybello

9st 13lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Thomas Cooper

slowly into stride, soon towards rear of midfield, midfield over 4f out, headway 2f out, keeping on when ridden on far side of group over 1f out, went third inside final 110yds, no match for first two

20/1

7th

4

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Punchestown

Garrybello

11st 7lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Thomas Cooper

midfield

25/1

Form: 669/9-

Last run: 418 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Record of 1-17 on the Flat and tailed off in a Laytown claimer when last seen nearly a year ago; modest form in four hurdles.

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

6th

10

(13)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Just For Yuse

9st 0lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Paul Stafford

soon led, headed and pressed leader after 2f

50/1

6th

7

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:00 Tramore

Just For Yuse

11st 6lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Paul Stafford

Flat winner in Britain at three; four runs over fences provide no encouragement; made a series of mistakes when tailed off at Thurles in his first handicap.

33/1

11th

12

2nd Nov 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 66y

13:30 Thurles

Just For Yuse

10st 9lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Paul Stafford

Flat winner whose opening three runs over fences provide no encouragement.

25/1

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Payout
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Straight Forecast €49.70
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Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Walnut Beach

SPOTLIGHT:

Captain Conby

The Irish Sun:

Great Bear

POSTDATA:

Walnut Beach