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17:45 Gowran Park

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Join Gowran Park Racing Club Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £6526.55
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Join Gowran Park Racing Club Beginners Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

11/10 (Won)

  • Win: £1.60
  • Place: £1.02

Form: 42144-

Last run: 168 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Classy bumper horse and second in Grade 1 novice hurdles at Cheltenham (3m) and Aintree; eight already so not going chasing before time and very much the one to beat if he takes to it; ground no issue.

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8

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 168y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Letsbeclearaboutit

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has raced only on softer than good; ran well (fourth) in the Albert Bartlett over 3m here 12 months ago but failed to show his form when back at similar trip on latest chase start; promising record at 2m4f over fences, winning twice then solid third in Grade 1; however, he's the wrong age according to the stats (no horse older than eight has won this prize).

25/1

3rd

1

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

14:45 Naas

Letsbeclearaboutit

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear, headway and went third before 5 out, raced wide from 3 out, outpaced approaching last

9/4

3rd

3

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Letsbeclearaboutit

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has seemingly improved for a fence and a step up in trip to 2m4f this season; ran with credit in the Drinmore here when last seen; has more to give over fences but a return to this sort of trip is the main question mark; not one to put a line through.

5/2

7/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 33229-

Last run: 155 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Point winner looked exciting when he turned over 1-14 fav Kilcruit in maiden hurdle but didn't go on over flights; error-prone but ran respectably in beginners' contests won by some of the top novices last term and didn't do much wrong when beaten favourite at Cork in April; tailed off in handicap later that month; record fresh is a positive and new jockey.

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19

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

14:30 Navan

Largy Debut

10st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

in rear, fell 1st

9/1

2nd

11

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Limerick

Largy Debut

10st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Point winner; beat 1-14 favourite Kilcruit in a maiden hurdle at Cork in December 2021, failed to build on that; error-prone but ran respectably in beginners' contests won by some of the top novices last term; tailed off in first handicap in Punchestown race won by Kilcruit; second in a beginners' event at Gowran last month.

12/1

2nd

5

30th Sep 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

17:45 Gowran Park

Largy Debut

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced in fourth early, went third before 4th

7/4

33/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: 02U80- D

Last run: 157 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Loads to find with the likely principals on hurdle ratings and has failed to complete in three chases.

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5th

2

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 4

15:10 Carlisle

Teescomponentsyess

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Fairly useful Irish chaser who ended a long losing run when finally getting off the mark over fences in 2m4f Gowran handicap chase 19 days ago; has an 11lb higher mark to overcome here but he's still firmly in the picture.

5/2

Form: 6540U- C

Last run: 174 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Winning debut here last year in heavy-ground maiden hurdle but has disappointed since; didn't get far in first chase at Cork.

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17

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 20y

14:52 Gowran Park

Backintheroom

11st 1lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

towards rear, mistake 8th, pulled up before last

20/1

8th

4

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Backintheroom

11st 10lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

Half-brother to his trainer's Pertemps winner Mrs Milner, so stamina should not be an issue; however, little of note in his form since a maiden hurdle win at Gowran on debut in March 2022; was staying on in fourth when falling at the last on his handicap chase debut in a 2m4f contest at Naas last month.

8/1

0

3

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

14:55 Navan

Backintheroom

11st 11lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

midfield

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 10-

Last run: 365 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Okay runs in points before winning Rules debut in pointers' bumper at Tipperary; has been off since poor run over hurdles here a year ago.

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1st

6

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Bushmans Pass

11st 1lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

raced wide, led narrowly or disputed lead early, prominent after 4th, challenging when pushed along 2 out, ridden after last, stayed on to lead towards finish

7/1

3rd

7

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Bushmans Pass

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Beaten long way in beginners' chases but has taken advantage of handy opening mark to win both handicaps on heavy; beat Rolly Bowley Boy 6l at Limerick (2m6f) and off 10lb higher mark won going away over 2m5f at Fairyhouse last month; drop back in trip here possibly not ideal and hefty 13lb rise makes this a lot tougher.

100/30

1st

5

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 50y

13:00 Fairyhouse

Bushmans Pass

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

prominent, mistake 4 out, pressed leaders when ridden before 2 out, led narrowly approaching last, stayed on

9/2

Form: 009U1-

Last run: 169 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Trainer spoke highly of him after he won 2m6f Ballinrobe hurdle off modest mark before summer break; didn't complete in points and entitled to come on for this experience.

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5th

10

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Brucejack

10st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

Hit with 14lb rise for 2m6f Ballinrobe handicap hurdle win last season; switched to fences on returning in September; has shown a fair standard of form in beginners' chases; second in an ordinary contest at Thurles last time; this looks demanding for handicap debut

14/1

2nd

2

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Brucejack

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

midfield, headway and prominent 3 out, briefly led from 2 out, kept on but no match for winner

6/1

4th

2

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 6f 148y

12:35 Punchestown

Brucejack

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

held up in last, headway on near side of group 4 out, briefly went second before 3 out, kept on but no impression run-in

10/1

Form: 22133-

Last run: 157 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Consistent in maiden hurdles last term before winning one over nearly 3m at Thurles; third to Gaelic Warrior in Punchestown Grade 1 was a good effort but hard to believe he's only rated 3lb lower than Letsbeclearabouit in that discipline; in fairness, could improve for fences.

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5th

16

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Franciscan Rock

11st 5lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

Chasing did not work out on first two starts this term and well beaten back over hurdles at Christmas, albeit on heavy going; wore these cheekpieces last April (career best) and on latest start, and the tongue-tie (worn on penultimate start) is back; opposable on nearly all evidence, except his 80-1 third in a Grade 1 novice at Punchestown (3m, yielding) last April.

66/1

7th

5

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

15:00 Leopardstown

Franciscan Rock

11st 2lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

Won Thurles maiden hurdle in February and some good runs in defeat twice since, including on chase debut when still involved when coming down at Gowran; not as good at Naas last time but interesting back over hurdles.

14/1

4th

4

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Naas

Franciscan Rock

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: M F Morris

Not a great strike rate hurdling but talented enough; took time to warm to his jumping on chase debut at Gowran in September but still every chance when a faller three from home; tongue tie now fitted and with better jumping could feature.

13/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Cost E26,000 as 3yo; dam unraced half-sister to smart 2m4f-3m1f hurdle/chase winner Pettifour out of unraced half-sister to useful bumper and 2m jumps winner Queen of Spades; watching brief.

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8

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 167y

15:43 Thurles

Western Express

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Ronald O’Leary

Has shown nothing in three starts and makes no appeal.

100/1

0

4

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

14:35 Limerick

Western Express

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Ronald O’Leary

Big prices and has shown nothing in first two outings.

50/1

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Exacta €34.00
Straight Forecast €37.10
Trifecta €264.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Letsbeclearaboutit

TOPSPEED:

Largy Debut

The Irish Sun:

Letsbeclearaboutit

POSTDATA:

Largy Debut