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17:10 Gowran Park

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Hospitality At Gowran Park Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7570.8
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 6 runners
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Hospitality At Gowran Park Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £1.60
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 321-62

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Consistent hurdler successful in a handicap on sole chase start over nearly 3m at Tipperary in April; good return from his holidays with hurdling second at Ballinrobe and will handle the ground.

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

4th

11

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Positive Thinker

10st 6lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J McDonagh

Very consistent this season, mixing hurdling and chasing including winning 2m4f handicap chase at Gowran and just touched off over an extended 3m at this venue; an excellent effort to take second behind Irish Grand National candidate Hartur D'Arc, when running from 6lb out of handicap, at Naas last time; 11lb lower than over fences and has Cian Quirke's 5lb claim as well.

4/1

2nd

13

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

Positive Thinker

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J McDonagh

Very consistent at a lower level this season mixing hurdling and chasing including winning 2m4f handicap chase at Gowran and just touched off at Fairyhouse; upped in class now and tough task from 6lb out of handicap.

12/1

3rd

2

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Navan

Positive Thinker

11st 8lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Michael J McDonagh

midfield, headway and prominent behind clear leader 4th, lost ground 3 out, ran on and went third approaching last, no match for first two

100/30

5/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: P-441P D

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Took him an age to win over fences which he finally did at Tipperary in July where he found plenty for pressure which hasn't always been the case; pulled up in valuable Market Rasen handicap later that month; goes on any ground but ideally would prefer it a bit better.

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

8th

9

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Railway Hurricane

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Gavin Cromwell

Good effort over 2m4f on the Old course here last winter but still met with defeat; almost no leeway in the weights since and not very tempting with a strike-rate of 1-26 over fences, having been well held behind Ginny's Destiny here in November and fallen on this course since (tough task).

16/1

0

12

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:50 Cheltenham

Railway Hurricane

10st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

No ground worries; just one win from his 25 chase starts but that came in July and he's been placed in his three races this autumn; the last two were over 2m4f at this track but this is a much better race and he's 7lb out of the handicap, so faces a stiff task.

20/1

3rd

4

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 3

13:45 Cheltenham

Railway Hurricane

11st 6lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Just one win from his 24 chase starts but that came in July and he's been a good second in handicaps the last twice at Gowran Park (2m4f, heavy) and over C&D (good); bumped into unexposed winner last time and there's every chance he'll be bang there.

9/2

Form: 3245-6

Last run: 111 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Seconds to Final Orders and Seddon last term were good runs and didn't stay 3m4f in Ulster National; off since June and generally takes a run before he's at his best.

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Verdict Starting price

0

3

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Archies Charm

11st 9lb

J: Tom Harney

T: B R Hamilton

Needs to step up on recent form, but noteworthy on account of having finished 13l second to the progressive Seddon in this race last year; tried with blinkers after Down Royal fourth; beaten a long way then but had Harveys Quay and Soloman Lane behind.

8/1

5th

2

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 3

14:45 Musselburgh

Archies Charm

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: B R Hamilton

Hurdle and chase winner in Ireland; effective at 2m4f or further and versatile with regard to the going; made the frame at Down Royal last time; each-way player.

7/1

4th

1

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:28 Down Royal

Archies Charm

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: B R Hamilton

Close second in this race last year possibly his best effort; ran okay after a three month break when third in a handicap chase at Gowran last time; only 2lb higher than last year and could go close.

10/1

Form: P0-361

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Front-runner off the mark with wide-margin success in Tramore beginners' but didn't need to improve much in what was a modest contest; C&D second on heavy last year; you would imagine he'll be reeled in by a couple of these.

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

1st

4

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 57y

12:50 Thurles

Willywampus

11st 8lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Eamon Courtney

Placed several times over fences before getting off the mark with wide-margin success in a Tramore beginners' event in August; typically a front-runner, failed to sustain his effort in a 2m4f handicap at Gowran in September; did well under the same tactics when third in a rated contest at Punchestown last time

11/2

3rd

1

16th Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 131y

12:55 Punchestown

Willywampus

11st 9lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eamon Courtney

led, soon clear, reduced lead halfway, headed 2 out, kept on until lost second towards finish

5/1

Form: P-15P2 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Prominent racer is modest hurdler but has improved a bit for fences, making all at Kilbeggan in June and second on latest chase start at Killarney; will handle conditions.

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

6th

4

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

A Mere Bagatelle

11st 11lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: John Joseph Hanlon

led

11/1

8th

3

2nd Nov 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 66y

13:30 Thurles

A Mere Bagatelle

11st 11lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Third in this race last year (Filon D'Oudairies second); now 12lb higher than for Kilbeggan win in June; uneven form since; made a couple of errors at Gowran latest.

8/1

Form: 5P23-P

Last run: 124 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Has some good form but over much longer trips; second to smart horse in valuable 3m contest at Naas in March before being placed in marathon handicap at Punchestown festival; off four months and generally takes a run.

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

5th

21

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

History Of Fashion

10st 0lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, brief headway 3 out, no extra after 2 out

50/1

8th

12

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

History Of Fashion

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: P A Fahy

Sole win from 21 attempts chasing came in 3m Down Royal handicap over two years ago; retains fair level of ability evidenced by 3m6f Fairyhouse second in December but pulled up when attempting repeat Down Royal win last time; 5lb wrong here.

14/1

0

1

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Down Royal

History Of Fashion

12st 0lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

Winner of this race in 2022, his only success from 20 starts over fences; however, has often run well in defeat in good staying handicaps; second in last season's Leinster National at Naas and third in valuable 3m7f event at the Punchestown festival; not far off his best when second in last month's Porterstown Chase at Fairyhouse.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta €88.00
Straight Forecast €84.80
Trifecta €256.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

A Mere Bagatelle

SPOTLIGHT:

Positive Thinker

The Irish Sun:

Positive Thinker

TOPSPEED:

A Mere Bagatelle

POSTDATA:

A Mere Bagatelle