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Strings & Things Rated Novice Chase

  • Prize money: £9137.17
  • 2m 1f 0y
  • 5 runners
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Strings & Things Rated Novice Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 33-U16 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Beaten when unseating at last on chasing debut at Wexford; no trouble landing Kilbeggan beginners' event in July from shorter-priced stablemate Winter Fog; something evidently amiss at Wexford last time.

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

1st

7

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Uncle Phil

10st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Impressive wide margin win to make it two from four over fences at Listowel and creditable effort when just behind Lucid Dreams in a Grade 2 novice at Punchestown since; 3lb better off with that rival this time and could give a bold show.

11/2

3rd

4

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 43y

13:55 Punchestown

Uncle Phil

11st 4lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

led

7/2

Form: 3/FF-1 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a heavy-ground maiden hurdle the season before last and then placed in a big-field handicap at Fairyhouse; fell on both novice chase starts at Punchestown last winter, a Grade 3 event on the second occasion; made amends when putting in a good round of jumping to beat a stablemate of Great Bear at Roscommon last month.

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

3rd

1

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:00 Naas

Gracchus De Balme

11st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

raced in second, headway 2 out, hit 2 out, weakened approaching last

5/2

2nd

1

17th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Gracchus De Balme

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Won a heavy-ground maiden hurdle the season before last and then placed in a big-field handicap at Fairyhouse; fell on both novice chase starts at Punchestown last winter, a Grade 3 event on the second occasion; made amends when putting in a good round of jumping to beat a stablemate of Great Bear at Roscommon last month.

5/2

1st

3

8th Aug 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 76y

19:00 Roscommon

Gracchus De Balme

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

jumped well, raced in second, challenging 3 out, ridden briefly to lead before last, went clear and pushed out run-in, comfortably

11/8

Form: 55/102 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

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.

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

OUR TIP

Form: 101P-1

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Progressive sort last term, winning twice over hurdles before finding the Coral Cup too demanding; off for five months before a lively front-running display on his chase debut at Wexford; all three wins have been over 2m4f so the trip could be an issue.

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

8

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Riaan

11st 4lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Pulled up in the Coral Cup last March (40-1); has taken well to fences, making most on first run and running well for a long way when second of 25 at Leopardstown (2m5f, yielding to soft) last month to one on a good mark; others have achieved more but he's still near the start of his career.

16/1

2nd

15

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Riaan

10st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Still unexposed over fences; only a couple of lengths behind Percy Warner over this trip at Cork in November when last seen; could still have enough potential progression to run well here.

20/1

Form: F0-132 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles and has begun to mature into an effective handicap chaser; raised 9lb for winning readily at Tramore in June and has shown a similar level of form in reaching the money at Killarney and Kilbeggan; more exposed than the other four runners.

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

6th

6

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

18:07 Ballinrobe

The Dasher Conway

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

towards rear throughout

7/1

6th

9

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 2

13:15 Cheltenham

The Dasher Conway

10st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

Was getting his act together over fences before falling at Listowel and it was off his lower hurdle mark when runner-up last time; only narrowly failed to exploit it and could have a say should his jumping stand the test (fallen twice as a chaser).

11/1

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Exacta €171.00
Straight Forecast €173.50
Trifecta €526.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Riaan

TOPSPEED:

Great Bear

SPOTLIGHT:

Gracchus De Balme

The Irish Sun:

Riaan

POSTDATA:

Great Bear