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  • 2m 2f 50y
  • 6 runners
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BetVictor Proud Sponsors Of Irish Racing Novice Chase (Grade 3)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

4/7 (Won)

  • Win: £1.20
  • Place: £1.02

Form: -21111 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict

Signed off over hurdles with a Grade 2 novice win at Fairyhouse in April; suffered an early reverse when mastered by today's rival Senecia at Ballinrobe in May; has won his four subsequent races by an aggregate margin of around 45 lengths; made all and jumped at Roscommon 16 days ago; better ground here should be a help in his bid for a five-timer.

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

4th

4

13th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

17:00 Aintree

Hercule Du Seuil

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Grade 2 winner over hurdles; beaten on chase debut but hasn't looked back in winning his next five; tackles a different calibre of opposition than in his Grade 3s (2m-2m2f) and a lack of recent match practice might not be ideal given this race will take no prisoners, especially as he likes to be up there; however, no ground worries and trained by Willie Mullins, so hard to rule out.

11/2

1st

1

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 50y

15:35 Punchestown

Hercule Du Seuil

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

led but pestered, not fluent 1st, raced in second 5th, led again 4 out, went clear before 2 out, shaken up after 2 out, further clear when mistake last, ridden out final 110yds, just did enough

4/7

1st

1

25th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

16:30 Roscommon

Hercule Du Seuil

11st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

made all, jumped well, travelled strongly, faced challenge but going best before 3 out, went clear when switched left before 2 out, easily

8/11

7/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: F5-12F

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Impressed when beating Hercule Du Seuil at Ballinrobe in May; was conceding 6lb to useful Watch House Cross when 3 3/4l second in 2m novice event at Wexford; 14-1 chance when falling at the eighth in the race won by Sharjah at Tipperary ten days ago; everything points to Hercule Du Seuil in the rematch.

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

5

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:45 Navan

Senecia

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Vincent Laurence Halley

prominent

33/1

6th

5

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:25 Leopardstown

Senecia

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Vincent Laurence Halley

Won a Ballinrobe beginners' event last May; best run in defeat, when going close in a Grade 3 at Punchestown in October; below that standard in a tongue-tie at Cork in November; pulled up in a recent handicap hurdle at Thurles; out of his depth here.

150/1

Form: 112011 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Late-maturing sort; began career in March; followed up a 2m Ballinrobe maiden hurdle win with 2m4f success at Roscommon; underlined trip-versatility with over 2m7f win at Killarney; confirmed he is in good heart with a comfortable win on chase debut at Sligo a fortnight ago.

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

2nd

2

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:30 Cork

Lucid Dreams

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Three wins apiece over hurdles and fences from 2m-2m7f on all types of ground; fine efforts in defeat in graded chase company the last twice and should run his race again; has a bit to find against his sole rival at these weights but could take advantage if that one doesn't run to his mark.

11/8

3rd

1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 192y

14:30 Thurles

Lucid Dreams

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

took keen hold, raced in third, dropped to rear before 3 out, outpaced after 2 out, not fluent last, went modest third run-in

7/2

2nd

5

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:23 Navan

Lucid Dreams

11st 3lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced wide, raced in second, challenging before 2 out, steadied last, kept on but no match for winner

15/2

Form: 1P8-34 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point/bumper/hurdler winner; pleasing display on seasonal debut at Galway festival when third in a 2m handicap off 136; totally uncompetitive when second-favourite for Roscommon Grade 3 event won by Hercule De Seuil; should be capable of a great deal better.

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

3rd

4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Path Doroux

11st 2lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Maiden after eight chase starts but he's improving and his jumping was more assured than has sometimes been the case when a very solid third with no excuses to Unexpected Party in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham (2m, soft; first-time cheekpieces added, retained here); has a 6lb turnaround for nearly 6l but likely to need a shade more for this sharper test if he's to reverse the placings.

6/1

3rd

8

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Path Doroux

11st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Not always the slickest of jumpers but he's translated his hurdle ability to fences in recent starts, chasing home Hunter's Yarn in a maiden at Fairyhouse before splitting Madara and Solness in a competitive handicap at Leopardstown (2m1f, soft) last month; has first-time cheekpieces combined with the tongue-tie he's worn lately.

10/1

2nd

7

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Path Doroux

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Had been struggling for form but was in the process of running a big race when coming down at the last over C&D in a race won by The Folkes Tiara (The Big Chap second) and creditable effort when runner-up in a beginners' at Fairyhouse; not the slickest jumper and could do with ironing out the errors out but probably has one in from this sort of mark.

100/30

Form: -P1135 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair hurdler, back-to-back winner at Roscommon and Sligo during the summer; third on chase debut in mares' beginners' event at Ballinrobe; completely tailed off when 66-1 in Roscommon race won by Hercule Du Seuil.

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

0

5

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 96y

14:15 Clonmel

Hazelhatch Lady

10st 4lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Andrew Fahey

raced in second, mistake 8th, lost second 4 out, dropped to rear when not fluent 3 out, soon weakened and detached then pulled up

50/1

5th

6

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 50y

15:35 Punchestown

Hazelhatch Lady

10st 8lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Andrew Fahey

always behind

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1F-42U

Last run: 109 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in both starts in points; won a maiden hurdle on the first of two outings for Willie Mullins; jumping a concern based on his two chase attempts for this stable in Britain.

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

3rd

2

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 3

14:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Dragon Rock

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Seemed to give good account when second of three over C&D (good) last June, and got off the mark over fences with quite comfortable win at Fairyhouse (3m, soft to heavy) in November; not seen since a disappointing hurdle run in December but still considered.

11/2

4th

1

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

12:30 Catterick

Dragon Rock

12st 2lb

J: Mr Paddy Hanlon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won a Tramore maiden hurdle (2m5f, good) for Willie Mullins in July 2022; career-best run last month when landing a Fairyhouse handicap chase for present yard (3m, soft to heavy; won by 9l); 10lb higher mark; interesting Irish raider.

9/4

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hercule Du Seuil

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Hercule Du Seuil

TOPSPEED:

Hercule Du Seuil

POSTDATA:

Hercule Du Seuil

The Irish Sun:

Hercule Du Seuil