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16:30 Listowel

Yielding To Soft

Charlie Chute Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £26106.19
  • 2m 6f 0y
  • 10 runners
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Charlie Chute Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.40
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 06-F21 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Second to Sharjah at Galway and two days later came out and won another beginners' chase to get off the mark at the tenth attempt over fences; went close off this mark in a 2m5f handicap at Leopardstown last season; respected.

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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

20/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: -45058 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Formerly smart but has looked out of touch for a while now and others are much safer.

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0

14

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Fairyhill Run

10st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

in touch with leaders, lost position and dropped to midfield before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

25/1

0

9

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Fairyhill Run

10st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

led, headed and prominent after 3rd, led again 14th, headed and ridden after 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out, pulled up approaching last

14/1

2nd

9

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 6f 0y

16:30 Listowel

Fairyhill Run

10st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

Formerly smart but has looked out of touch for a while now and others are much safer.

20/1

7/1

  • Place: £5.10

Form: P5-F26 D BF

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

None too consistent as he reminded us when a disappointing favourite in Take All's handicap at Wexford, but he had that rival behind when runner-up at Punchestown the time before (2m5f, good to yielding); one to consider now returning from a break.

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3rd

4

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Birchdale

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

towards rear, headway 8th

5/1

24

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Birchdale

10st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E Bolger

towards rear, not fluent when bumped and unseated 1st

20/1

Form: 4210P- D

Last run: 166 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Only 4lb higher than when winning an ultra-competitive 3m handicap at Leopardstown last December; well held in his two subsequent runs, latterly in the Irish National in April; hard to predict but too talented to dismiss lightly.

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3rd

23

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Real Steel

10st 10lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

towards rear, headway but still plenty to do home turn, ran on well from last, went third towards finish

20/1

5th

9

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Real Steel

10st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: E McNamara

Not the force of old in form terms but prevailing by a short head in a top 3m handicap chase at Leopardstown last Christmas was easily his biggest payday; ran creditably in a Grade 3 four weeks ago and has a chance even on that form, but this is his first run over hurdles since 2018.

16/1

6th

9

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Limerick

Real Steel

10st 8lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Won an ultra-competitive Paddy Power at Leopardstown last December; well held in Leopardstown Chase won by The Goffer, pulled up in Irish Grand National; beaten 20l in fourth behind Mars Harper at Listowel.

14/1

Form: 3-7313 C BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Is 3-15 as a chaser; under a big weight he was an excellent third over 3m1f at Kilbeggan last month (soft) and the winner landed the big chase here on Wednesday; fine over this shorter trip and has won here; solid.

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3rd

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

11:40 Punchestown

Mica Malpic

12st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E Bolger

held up in rear, headway and went fourth after 3 out, outpaced when nudged along after 2 out, kept on and went third towards finish, no match for first two

5/1

4th

1

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:50 Limerick

Mica Malpic

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

Course winner stays much further but latest win was over this trip at Kilbeggan in August; followed that with fine third to subsequent Kerry National winner over 3m1f at same venue; below par latest and cheekpieces worn for all three wins are missing here; goes on soft but doesn't want it this heavy.

11/2

5th

7

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 6f 0y

16:30 Listowel

Mica Malpic

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

Is 3-15 as a chaser; under a big weight he was an excellent third over 3m1f at Kilbeggan last month (soft) and the winner landed the big chase here on Wednesday; fine over this shorter trip and has won here; solid.

3/1

Form: 2U-P51

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Can be frustrating but had one of his good days when winning over 2m4f at Wexford in July (good to yielding) where he jumped well out in front and held on gamely; 5lb rise is not beyond him if as good again, though that can't be taken for granted.

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5th

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Take All

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Following a break he returned to form with a 3l third of six at Cork (2m, soft) recently; his last win came over 2m4f and this Irish challenger could have a part to play now back up in trip.

16/1

3rd

1

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:58 Cork

Take All

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

raced in fourth behind clear leader, mistake 3rd, headway 5 out, challenging towards far side 2 out, outpaced after last, kept on

11/2

7th

4

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 100y

14:40 Limerick

Take All

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

led, soon clear, reduced lead halfway, slow jump 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon weakened

25/1

Form: 106-26 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Has an up and down profile over fences (1-8); chance on his best form but will need to run better than at Kilbeggan when behind Mica Malpic.

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2

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 160y

16:20 Tramore

Gateau De Miel

11st 8lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

3m chase winner on soft but yet to win a handicap; good second over 3m2f at Killarney in May but three runs in the autumn were moderate; off since November and trip and track might be too sharp.

11/1

14th

4

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:28 Down Royal

Gateau De Miel

11st 9lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Has an up and down profile over fences; fairly well beaten last twice at Kilbeggan and Listowel; tongue-tie and cheekpieces tried here.

8/1

7th

11

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 6f 0y

16:30 Listowel

Gateau De Miel

10st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Has an up and down profile over fences (1-8); chance on his best form but will need to run better than at Kilbeggan when behind Mica Malpic.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: FB2F-0

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Won a couple of minor chases last season; has failed to complete in three of his last six starts but this is clearly easier than the Galway Plate last time for which he was 33-1; might just be vulnerable under his big weight.

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5th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Navan

Upping The Anti

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Had been struggling this winter but definite step back in the right direction at Naas last time when only beaten 2l; will relish the longer trip and he acts on this ground.

6/1

4th

9

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Upping The Anti

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, mistake 1st

14/1

0

21

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Upping The Anti

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Henry De Bromhead

towards rear 1st, fell 1st

33/1

Form: 11-861 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Exploited his way lower hurdle mark at Wexford three weeks ago (2m4f, yielding); has got himself high in the weights over fences and, 6lb above his last winning mark, he may struggle to contain some of these.

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1st

5

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Brideswell Lad

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Seamus Neville

midfield, left in fourth 6th, headway and pressed leader after 8th, led 3 out (usual 4 out)

33/1

7th

1

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Brideswell Lad

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

Four-time winner over fences, most recently at Wexford in September; faded on his return to action over hurdles at Leopardstown; conditions in his favour here and a bolder showing can be expected, but this is competitive.

25/1

18th

15

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Brideswell Lad

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

prominent

8/1

Form: 4063-0 D

Last run: 134 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Is 15lb lower than when a 17l fourth in this 12 months ago; mostly disappointing in the meantime, though did go close at Limerick on his penultimate run; others appeal more.

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10th

7

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Falco Blitz

10st 13lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

10yo who has been rejuvenated this year and arrives on a hat-trick following commanding wins at Thurles (2m6f, soft) and Limerick (2m7f, soft to heavy; veterans' chase); faces a tougher assignment today but there remains mileage in his mark on his peak 2021 form and he's firmly in calculations.

16/1

1st

1

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

Falco Blitz

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

held up in rear, headway 4 out, led going best 2 out, clear approaching last, ran on well, easily

3/1

1st

5

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Falco Blitz

11st 3lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

held up in midfield, steady headway after 3 out, led before last, clear when ridden and stayed on run-in

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €516.00
Straight Forecast €459.90
Tricast €7540.70
Trifecta €7546.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mars Harper

TOPSPEED:

Gateau De Miel

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Mars Harper

POSTDATA:

Mars Harper

The Irish Sun:

Mars Harper