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14:15 Thurles

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www.thurlesraces.ie Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 4f 112y
  • 12 runners
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www.thurlesraces.ie Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: 21312- D BF

Last run: 185 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Showed she's as good over fences when runner-up over a similar trip to this at Tramore when last seen; up 5lb and while she may still be well treated, she's probably best watched here given her record fresh.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Ardera Ru

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

held up in rear, in touch with leaders when jumped slightly left 7th

16/1

9

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Ardera Ru

10st 6lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Progressive over hurdles last season and returned in October to win over fences at Thurles (2m5f); best run since on latest when staying on second to a well-backed winner in 2m5f Punchestown handicap hurdle last month; one to consider.

13/2

2nd

2

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 67y

14:35 Punchestown

Ardera Ru

11st 13lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Progressive over hurdles last season, winning at Tramore and Gowran in testing conditions and this term returned in October to win over fences at Thurles; didn't seem to get home in lady riders handicap hurdle latest but not one to rule out here with regular rider back aboard.

9/1

Form: 35-57F

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

17-race maiden and fell early at Ballinrobe last month; best form on better ground.

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8th

13

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:00 Tramore

Go Battle

10st 8lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Philip M Byrne

Placed in four of her 12 races over fences; best form was two seasons ago; let down by her jumping on her last two outings but not without a chance on 4l second at Thurles three starts ago.

10/1

10

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 96y

15:25 Clonmel

Go Battle

10st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Philip M Byrne

Placed in four of her 11 races over fences; best form was two seasons ago; jumped badly at Thurles last week; not without a chance on previous 4l second at that venue.

13/2

0

18

2nd Nov 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 66y

13:30 Thurles

Go Battle

10st 0lb

T: Philip M Byrne

4l second over longer trip here last time; still seeking a first chase win after ten attempts, runner-up on three occasions; third reserve.

Form: 42P225

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Winner at Tramore last season over a similar trip and runner-up in four of his eight starts since; disappointing effort from the front at Punchestown last week but he's the type to bounce back and rain is fine.

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2nd

23

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Likable Chancer

10st 13lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Daniel John Howard

soon disputed lead, led before 1st, joined towards near side 2 out, headed approaching last, no chance with winner run-in

10/1

3rd

14

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

17:08 Cork

Likable Chancer

10st 10lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Daniel John Howard

raced wide, soon led, headed and prominent after 3rd, led again 9th, joined after 10th, headed when switched right and ridden before 3 out, no extra run-in

6/1

3rd

14

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Likable Chancer

10st 6lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Daniel John Howard

Distant fifth at Limerick last time and all his best form is over further than this trip.

40/1

Form: 8-3UU2

Last run: 62 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Point winner; not always fluent over fences, as seen when making a bad mistake at the last at Tramore in August and unseated on his previous two outings; 5lb rise probably isn't an issue and this ground is fine but needs to jump better.

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4th

9

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 112y

14:15 Thurles

General Ryan

10st 13lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: G Ahern

Point winner; not always fluent over fences, as seen when making a bad mistake at the last at Tramore in August and unseated on his previous two outings; 5lb rise probably isn't an issue and this ground is fine but needs to jump better.

5/1

2nd

13

18th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:00 Tramore

General Ryan

11st 1lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: G Ahern

midfield, went second when jumped right and bumped rival 11th, led 12th, 6 lengths ahead when not fluent 3 out, soon reduced lead, ridden when joined 2 out, soon headed, bad mistake last, kept on

16/1

Form: -53U75 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

1-16 over fences; tailed off over similar trip on latest chase start at Tramore and well held over timber at Clonmel since; patchy profile.

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0

1

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Sean Says

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Rodger Sweeney

3-31 over hurdles; mostly campaigned over fences and on the Flat over the past 12 months; makes little appeal.

16/1

5th

6

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 112y

14:15 Thurles

Sean Says

11st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Rodger Sweeney

1-16 over fences; tailed off over similar trip on latest chase start at Tramore and well held over timber at Clonmel since; patchy profile.

16/1

5th

7

28th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 50y

15:40 Clonmel

Sean Says

11st 9lb

J: Ian Power

T: Rodger Sweeney

Mixing it between jumping and Flat in recent months; runs well on occasions but has never been a prolific winner.

16/1

Form: 30-009

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Out of form in three runs this year and showed very little in beginners' company when last seen over fences a few seasons ago; probably on a tough enough mark for handicap chase debut.

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

5th

7

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

17:05 Leopardstown

Nazine

11st 1lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Michael J McDonagh

Poor over hurdles lately and will have to improve on his earlier chase form to have a say.

14/1

6th

14

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

14:30 Navan

Nazine

11st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Michael J McDonagh

No wins since his maiden hurdle success here nearly three years ago; tailed off at Limerick last time and best watched.

33/1

13th

4

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Nazine

11st 10lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Michael J McDonagh

midfield

12/1

Form: 6-3966

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

14-race maiden; below his best over hurdles of late and this looks like a tough ask on chase debut.

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7th

4

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 112y

14:15 Thurles

Champagne Vacation

11st 8lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Sean Aherne

14-race maiden; below his best over hurdles of late and this looks like a tough ask on chase debut.

20/1

6th

9

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 140y

14:25 Punchestown

Champagne Vacation

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Sean Aherne

Solid runs in h'caps this season at Bellewstown and Navan (4.5l behind Mr Macphisto) either side of a lesser one at Sligo; could get involved.

11/1

6th

5

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:20 Navan

Champagne Vacation

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Sean Aherne

12-race maiden; hinted at return to form at Bellewstown in July but ran poorly at Sligo since and drop to this trip may not help.

20/1

Form: 6P-522 BF

Last run: 101 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

First reserve; runner-up in last two hurdle starts but tough ask on chase debut and off 101 days.

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8th

16

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 112y

14:15 Thurles

Kilmurry Jj

11st 6lb

T: Terence O’Brien

First reserve; runner-up in last two hurdle starts but tough ask on chase debut and off 101 days.

2nd

3

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 191y

19:43 Roscommon

Kilmurry Jj

11st 11lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Michael Barry

took keen hold, prominent, went second before 6th, led 7th, 5 lengths ahead halfway, reduced lead after 3 out, ridden approaching last, headed run-in, kept on, no match for winner

2/1

Form: 87P-P5

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Unplaced in 13 starts and shown nothing in two runs over fences.

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9th

14

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 112y

14:15 Thurles

Roscomroe

10st 2lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: J P Broderick

Unplaced in 13 starts and shown nothing in two runs over fences.

40/1

5th

9

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 47y

16:30 Sligo

Roscomroe

10st 3lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: J P Broderick

didn't always jump with fluency, in rear throughout, bad mistake and nearly lost jockey 4th

20/1

0

9

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:28 Killarney

Roscomroe

10st 6lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: J P Broderick

Modest maiden hurdler back with original trainer; new headgear combination for chase debut; has been off over a year.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 53523-

Last run: 202 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Went close over C&D on her penultimate start and probably had too much to do at Wexford when last seen; seasonal debut and has needed previous reappearances.

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5th

2

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 120y

16:40 Limerick

Baldurs Gate

11st 9lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Miss Denise Marie O’Shea

towards rear, slightly hampered 4th, mistake 8th, weakened before 2 out

100/30

2nd

1

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

17:05 Leopardstown

Baldurs Gate

12st 4lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Miss Denise Marie O’Shea

Got off the mark at Punchestown in November and consistent since until a poor run when out of the handicap back at that track last time; forgiven that and a player.

5/1

7th

16

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Baldurs Gate

10st 0lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Miss Denise Marie O’Shea

in touch with leaders, towards rear when not fluent 8th, mistake 9th

14/1

Form: 6132-6

Last run: 163 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Sole win over fences in Britain came at Catterick last season; however, tailed off at Ludlow when last seen, has stamina to prove at this trip and probably best watched on yard debut returning from 163 days off (bought for £10,000 in August).

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0

7

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

15:15 Limerick

Elmount

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Eamon Courtney

Winner in Britain; pulled up on his sole Irish start at Thurles in October; hard to fancy.

33/1

0

5

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 112y

14:15 Thurles

Elmount

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Eamon Courtney

Sole win over fences in Britain came at Catterick last season; however, tailed off at Ludlow when last seen, has stamina to prove at this trip and probably best watched on yard debut returning from 163 days off (bought for £10,000 in August).

18/1

6th

1

9th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

19:30 Ludlow

Elmount

12st 1lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Gained his breakthrough success at Catterick (2m) in February and posted another solid effort when second of nine in 2m1f Plumpton handicap chase 30 days ago; he needs considering off an unchanged mark.

11/2

Form: P32242

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Has hit the crossbar in three of her last four starts, although was a bit below form when a distant second at Sligo latest; needs more to get her head in front in this field but solid place contender.

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0

12

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 112y

14:15 Thurles

Agirlcalledchloe

10st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Has hit the crossbar in three of her last four starts, although was a bit below form when a distant second at Sligo latest; needs more to get her head in front in this field but solid place contender.

5/1

2nd

8

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 47y

16:30 Sligo

Agirlcalledchloe

10st 3lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

led, not fluent 4th, steadied 5th, pushed along briefly when headed and raced in second after 8th

4/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

General Ryan

TOPSPEED:

Elmount

The Irish Sun:

Ardera Ru

POSTDATA:

Likable Chancer

RP RATINGS (IRE):

General Ryan