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16:35 Gowran Park

Soft To Heavy

PWC Champion Chase (Grade 2)

  • Prize money: £19579.65
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 6 runners
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PWC Champion Chase (Grade 2)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

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3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 111-10 CD

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 158

Form & Verdict

Has won half of his 26 starts over fences and excels in small-field contests like this one in which he has twice been successful; only defeats in last ten starts have been in successive renewals of the Galway Plate and at the weights he has every chance against Envoi Allen but doubt it will pan out that way if the latter is on song.

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2

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

Easy Game

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Acts on any going; absent since bagging Grade 2 honours at Gowran Park (2m4f) last September; has a respectable strike-rate, including when fresh, but his Grade 1 record is far from convincing on the whole; something to prove back at the top level.

14/1

1st

2

30th Sep 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Easy Game

11st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Has won half of his 26 starts over fences and excels in small-field contests like this one in which he has twice been successful; only defeats in last ten starts have been in successive renewals of the Galway Plate and at the weights he has every chance against Envoi Allen but doubt it will pan out that way if the latter is on song.

3/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 713/1-

Last run: 276 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Smart hurdler made the first three on three occasions in Grade 1 staying contests over flights, including when third to Klassical Dream at last year's Punchestown festival; looked an exciting prospect for top novice chases when readily beating subsequent Irish National winner I Am Maximus (now rated 157) on chase debut at Leopardstown (2m5f) last Christmas but didn't appear again.

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5th

4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:55 Aintree

Gentlemansgame

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

Beat Bravemansgame (who was conceding 6lb) by about 2l when winning the Grade 2 Charlie Hall at Wetherby (3m, soft) in November on just his third chase start; he's better than he showed on his sole run since, in last month's Gold Cup (pulled up), but he's hard to fancy on the back of that; wears a tongue-tie for first time since 2022 (has won twice in one).

20/1

5

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Gentlemansgame

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

Smart staying hurdler who has made up into a better chaser, even if he caught Bravemansgame (who conceded 6lb) at less than full strength when beating that one at Wetherby (3m, soft) in November; a good deal more is needed on this promotion to the top table but the latest run suggests further improvement need not come as a surprise.

20/1

1st

4

4th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 1

15:00 Wetherby

Gentlemansgame

11st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

in touch with leaders, not fluent 5th, went second 11th, joined leader before 4 out, not fluent 3 out, soon pushed along, ridden after 2 out, led narrowly run-in, kept on well

4/1

Form: /1714- D

Last run: 157 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 163

Form & Verdict

Can throw in a poor run from time-to-time but very high-class on his day as he showed when beating Shishkin in the Ryanair in March, his fourth Grade 1 success over fences; below his best at Punchestown after but flawless record first-time-out including Grade 1 win at Down Royal last November.

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3

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

Envoi Allen

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Acts on any ground; ran creditably, albeit beaten 4l by Protektorat, at Cheltenham four weeks ago when bidding for a second success in the Ryanair; retains all of his ability aged ten but it's 19 years since a veteran last landed this prize; first visit to Aintree.

11/2

2nd

5

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Envoi Allen

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Acts on any going; absent since his close second in Grade 1 thriller at Down Royal (3m) four months ago; similarly fresh when he won this race last year, taking Cheltenham Festival record to 3-5, and he holds very solid claims back here despite his age now reaching double figures; veterans have endured a barren spell in the Ryanair for over a decade but 10yos landed this prize in 2006, 2008 and 2011.

3/1

Form: -28490 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Hasn't won since landing the Midlands National at Kilbeggan as a novice last year; only fifth of six behind Easy Game in last year's renewal and progress has stalled this summer.

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0

2

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

11:55 Fairyhouse

Hurricane Georgie

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, slow jump and dropped to rear 6th, soon pushed along, detached 8th

5/1

0

1

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 2f 65y

16:20 Clonmel

Hurricane Georgie

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't always jump with fluency, in rear, struggling when pushed along briefly after 6th, weakened and pulled up before 8th

15/8

2nd

6

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 60y

16:10 Punchestown

Hurricane Georgie

10st 7lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in rear run-in, mistake 1st, detached 11th, headway 3 out, went third 2 out, chased clear leader approaching last, ran on well towards finish, no match for winner

12/1

Form: 60/4P-

Last run: 224 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Grand stayer was third in last year's Thyestes here; lightly raced last term; had a recent spin on the Flat but looks outclassed over a trip far short of his best.

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25

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Mister Fogpatches

10st 8lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

never better than midfield, detached 3 out (usual 4 out), pulled up approaching last

50/1

6th

7

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Mister Fogpatches

10st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: P A Fahy

prominent, soon went second, lost position after 3 out, no extra from 2 out

25/1

0

4

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Cheltenham

Mister Fogpatches

11st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: P A Fahy

Well beaten on the Flat last month, after a break, and also struggled when 100-1 for Grade 2 chase a week later; this handicap chase is a more suitable assignment but he's yet to add to his 3m7f win at the 2021 Punchestown festival and others have much more persuasive profiles.

16/1

Form: 6U1515 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Has gone up over two stone in the ratings for four handicap wins over the past year but outclassed in this company and better going the other way.

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9th

3

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Tramore

Good As Hell

11st 11lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Has done well over fences this year and is now rated 130, whereas she gets in here off 106 as a hurdler; mixed messages as to what she achieved in a mares' hurdle at Wexford last time but could go well.

13/2

3

17th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:25 Wexford

Good As Hell

11st 1lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

Much-improved mare over fences this season, winning three times; out of her depth last time in a Grade 2 event at Gowran in September and in rear in a valuable Cork handicap last time; now rated 130 over fences, but needs to surpass her 106 hurdles mark considerably.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €90.00
Straight Forecast €93.30
Trifecta €174.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Envoi Allen

RP RATINGS (IRE):

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TOPSPEED:

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POSTDATA:

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The Irish Sun:

Envoi Allen