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17:05 Sligo

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Lough Gill Chase

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  • 2m 5f 47y
  • 5 runners
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Lough Gill Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.20
  • Place: £1.60

Form: PP-304 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Fair to say he's been disappointing since beating decent mare at Tramore on third chase start; favourite to beat the likes of Fury Road and Vanillier in Grade 2 early last season but bombed out and nothing over fences since including twice last month; highest-rated and goes on heavy but opposable.

Place /
No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

16:18 Chepstow

Fighter Allen

11st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

2-10 over fences for Willie Mullins in Ireland, signing off with win at Sligo (2m5f, soft) in September; pulled-up outsider in 2m4f Cheltenham Festival handicap for new stable last month; this race is easier but the drop back in trip is not sure to suit and he's tricky to weigh up at present.

10/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 702636 CD

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Heavily-raced gelding is course winner over hurdles and fences; has fallen a few times over the larger obstacles but decent chance on the pick of his form, including second in Listed handicap at Killarney in July; pair of solid runs hurdling at Listowel last week; ran well on soft in valuable Naas handicap last season.

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7th

15

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

The Little Yank

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

Heavily raced six-time winner on a long losing run at the moment; 6lb out of the handicap; faces a tough task in the circumstances.

25/1

4th

6

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:58 Cork

The Little Yank

10st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced in third behind clear leader, headway 5 out, weakened approaching last

11/1

Form: 0-12U2

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Couldn't win a hurdle but fair start over fences this summer; after winning at Clonmel, had Sphagnum well behind when second in Tipperary novice and likewise The Little Yank was well in arrears when he was second in 2m5f Killarney handicap; handled yielding/soft last time, trainer says he ideally wants it good.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 3

13:45 Cheltenham

Mr Saxobeat

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Thomas Gibney

He was running well in third (just behind runner-up Railway Hurricane) when slipping and almost falling at the final fence over C&D last month (good; pulled up); also effective on soft ground; might not be far away.

10/1

0

6

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 3

15:20 Cheltenham

Mr Saxobeat

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Won four-runner beginners' chase at Clonmel (2m4f, good) on chasing debut in June and has remained in good form since, perhaps most notably when second in Listed handicap at Killarney (2m5f, yielding to soft) in August; should give another good account here but others appeal more.

14/1

3rd

3

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 47y

17:05 Sligo

Mr Saxobeat

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Couldn't win a hurdle but fair start over fences this summer; after winning at Clonmel, had Sphagnum well behind when second in Tipperary novice and likewise The Little Yank was well in arrears when he was second in 2m5f Killarney handicap; handled yielding/soft last time, trainer says he ideally wants it good.

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: P-5417

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Progressive summer novice over hurdles last year; form of win in three-runner contest at Roscommon on second chase start is far from solid and ran no race in Grade 3 at Galway festival; doesn't want testing ground

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0

2

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 47y

17:05 Sligo

Lieutenant Highway

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Progressive summer novice over hurdles last year; form of win in three-runner contest at Roscommon on second chase start is far from solid and ran no race in Grade 3 at Galway festival; doesn't want testing ground

5/2

7th

5

3rd Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 54y

14:45 Galway

Lieutenant Highway

11st 1lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Won four in a row over hurdles last summer up to 2m4f; was 23l behind Hercule Du Seuil at Ballinrobe on chasing debut but won well at Roscommon next time despite not being fluent early on; has to improve to take that rival's measure.

16/1

Form: 9-F140 C

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won pair of ordinary handicaps over hurdles, one of them here; won modest Downpatrick beginners' (2m7f) on third start over fences but long way off Mr Saxobeat when fourth in Tipperary novice; handles summer soft but doesn't want it worse that that.

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0

3

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 138y

14:30 Thurles

Sphagnum

11st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: J P Broderick

Still involved when coming down over fences when last seen in September; best form has come over further but not ruled out from lower hurdle mark.

20/1

0

4

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 47y

17:05 Sligo

Sphagnum

11st 10lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: J P Broderick

raced in last but in touch with leaders, some headway 10th, pressed leaders and raced wide when fell 4 out

14/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Little Yank

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Lieutenant Highway

TOPSPEED:

Mr Saxobeat

The Irish Sun:

Fighter Allen

POSTDATA:

The Little Yank