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12:45 Thurles

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www.thurlesraces.ie Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 2m 2f 91y
  • 14 runners
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www.thurlesraces.ie Handicap Chase

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.80
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 842-64

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

12-race maiden but went close over timber last term and it was a promising display over C&D earlier this month; entitled to come on from that run and build on that; big player.

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2nd

1

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 70y

14:03 Thurles

McGrath From Clune

12st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Robert Tyner

jumped right on occasions, held up in rear, headway when raced wide after 5 out

2/1

7th

8

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

McGrath From Clune

11st 6lb

J: Mr J H Williamson

T: Robert Tyner

Comfortable winner of a handicap chase at Thurles in November; would have been closer but for a bad mistake at the last at Cork last time revertting to hurdles; one for the shortlist.

6/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 062423 BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

No wins over fences since a beginners' at Tramore last year and now 1-14 in chases; running okay in defeat over timber of late and his mark is fine back in this sphere but his best form is over further than this.

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7th

3

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 74y

15:05 Thurles

Lake Chad

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Philip Fenton

midfield, lost ground after 3rd

5/1

2nd

3

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

Lake Chad

11st 11lb

J: Ms H Phillips

T: Philip Fenton

Had been in good form over fences before finishing tailed off at Leopardstown last time; on a good mark back over timber but best form is on better ground.

9/1

7th

12

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Lake Chad

11st 1lb

J: Niall Moore

T: Philip Fenton

1-15 record over fences is off-putting but consistent enough to be given a leading chance; has made the frame on his last five starts, including when third to Paidi's Passion over hurdles at Tramore; beaten 5l at Thurles last time, and now 2lb higher.

10/1

20/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: -96028

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back over hurdles a couple of seasons ago but losing run since; not an easy task on chase debut from this sort of mark.

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18th

10

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

Baltinglass Hill

11st 7lb

J: Paul Cawley

T: P J Rothwell

in touch with leaders, weakened before 3 out

10/1

3rd

12

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 91y

12:45 Thurles

Baltinglass Hill

10st 13lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Won back-to-back over hurdles a couple of seasons ago but losing run since; not an easy task on chase debut from this sort of mark.

20/1

8th

12

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 140y

14:25 Punchestown

Baltinglass Hill

10st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Dual winner in 2021 returned from a long absence this year; came back to form at Killarney last time; ground-versatile and a chance off 3lb higher.

6/1

Form: -50618

Last run: 83 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; career best, getting off the mark at the 13th attempt in Tramore handicap hurdle but poor run at Wexford since; chase debut.

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8th

6

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 70y

14:03 Thurles

Prince Of Air

10st 11lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Hurdle winner at Tramore in August; twice ran well in defeat over fences before Christmas, including behind McGrath From Clune here; not as good last time but should be involved.

13/2

4th

6

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 9y

12:25 Clonmel

Prince Of Air

10st 8lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Off the mark at the 13th attempt in Tramore handicap hurdle last August; moderate run in follow-up bid at Wexford; made a few mistakes when fourth on his chasing debut at Thurles; again error-prone when fourth to Money Heist at Naas; could feature with a better round.

13/2

Form: /4F-69

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Still involved when coming down in a beginners' at Limerick in May 2022; missed over a year and low-key efforts twice since; wears first-time tongue-tie.

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8th

10

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Toofareastiswest

10st 11lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: A M O’Grady

Won over this trip over hurdles but seemed to really appreciate the 3m1f trip when winning a handicap chase here last month; up 7lb and obviously comes here in form but one or two others preferred.

12/1

1st

4

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Toofareastiswest

11st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: A M O’Grady

In contention when falling two out in a beginners' event at Limerick in May 2022; missed over a year, has recently begun to find his form again; fifth over 2m2f here on penultimate start; better when chasing home the favourite over 2m6f here on latest.

11/2

2nd

4

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Toofareastiswest

11st 9lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: A M O’Grady

prominent, pressed leader after 2 out (usual 4 out), led narrowly on near side of group home turn, ridden when headed but kept on after last

12/1

Form: 668-32 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

All five wins have come over hurdles but he's been running well in defeat over fences this term; form of his latest second boosted with the winner going close subsequently; should be involved if he takes to the first-time tongue-tie.

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8th

10

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 57y

12:50 Thurles

Ardamir

10st 8lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: P J Rothwell

All five wins have come over hurdles but has managed useful form in defeat over fences this term; finished in front of his shorter-priced stablemate Ricky Langford (also runs here) when second at Killarney in October; tongue-tie tried when unplaced over C&D, left off now.

10/1

6th

9

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 91y

12:45 Thurles

Ardamir

11st 5lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

All five wins have come over hurdles but he's been running well in defeat over fences this term; form of his latest second boosted with the winner going close subsequently; should be involved if he takes to the first-time tongue-tie.

6/1

Form: 6-26P5

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Only beaten a nose in a handicap chase at Tipperary in May but hasn't built on that in three outings since; losing run goes back over three years but he may have needed his return at Clonmel last month and trip/ground are both fine.

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1st

3

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Politicise

11st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

prominent, challenging 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on well and hung right towards finish, led final stride, hit rail just after line

14/1

4th

7

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

17:08 Navan

Politicise

11st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Losing run since 2020 and 0-13 over fences; doesn't look well treated on this season's form and low-key effort over hurdles a fortnight ago (from this mark).

10/1

8th

5

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:20 Gowran Park

Politicise

11st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

Out of the money in four handicap chase outings after going close at Tipperary last May; back to hurdles in the first-time tongue-tie and cheekpiece combination when a fine third in a competitive 2m4f handicap at Leopardstown; another respectable run over hurdles at Naas; no match for first two over fences at Fairyhouse a month ago.

13/2

Form: -45013 D BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Sole win came in a beginners' at Downpatrick in September; ground may have been too testing when third at Tramore since and one for the shortlist back up in trip.

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5th

3

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 100y

15:30 Down Royal

Finnians Row

11st 9lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Experienced chaser; won a 2m2f beginners' chase at Downpatrick in September; went up 12lb for that and managed a fair third in a handicap at Tramore the following month; effectively lost his chance with a bad mistake three out over C&D four weeks ago.

12/1

9th

7

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

Finnians Row

11st 4lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Shock winner at expense of subsequent maiden winner at Downpatrick but placed off 12lb higher at Tramore; tame enough effort since suggests he's vulnerable.

16/1

8th

13

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 91y

12:45 Thurles

Finnians Row

10st 13lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Sole win came in a beginners' at Downpatrick in September; ground may have been too testing when third at Tramore since and one for the shortlist back up in trip.

8/1

Form: 1445-9

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner; tailed off in three chase starts; may have needed C&D return earlier this month but not easy to make case for; likely needs further.

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5th

13

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

15:15 Limerick

Maciver

10st 6lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: A M O’Grady

Well beaten in a quartet of chases since returning from a year off in November; hard to fancy

33/1

9th

15

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Maciver

10st 9lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: A M O’Grady

Tramore maiden hurdle winner; modest chase credentials so far; 2m2f trip looked inadequate on her handicap chase debut at this venue; showed only marginal improvement when raised in trip at Tramore; new headgear combination.

16/1

5th

4

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:00 Tramore

Maciver

11st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: A M O’Grady

C&D maiden hurdle winner, so perhaps unwise to rule out despite modest chase credentials; 2m2f trip looked inadequate on her handicap chase debut at Thurles last Thursday.

14/1

Form: 77605P CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Beaten a long way out when pulled up over C&D last time but he won this race last year from 7lb higher; not easy to make a case for on recent form but first-time cheekpieces may help spark a revival.

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8th

2

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 146y

15:05 Punchestown

Filon Doudairies

11st 11lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: J P Broderick

Thurles winner last season but regressive this campaign; reduced mark but remains hard to fancy.

9/1

13th

3

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Naas

Filon Doudairies

11st 11lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: J P Broderick

soon midfield, badly hampered by faller and dropped to rear 5 out, not recover

16/1

10th

6

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 91y

12:45 Thurles

Filon Doudairies

11st 9lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: J P Broderick

Beaten a long way out when pulled up over C&D last time but he won this race last year from 7lb higher; not easy to make a case for on recent form but first-time cheekpieces may help spark a revival.

5/1

Form: PP7-PP

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in four of his last five starts and probably needs softer ground than what is likely here; fair mark if he does handle conditions but looks risky.

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13th

6

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Joy Of Life

11st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

jumped left on occasions, didn't always jump with fluency, prominent, pressed leader 4th, lost second when mistake 4 out, weakened before 3 out

14/1

6th

12

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 61y

16:35 Leopardstown

Joy Of Life

10st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

Totally out of form but confidence may have been restored by two runs in points; others still preferred; new headgear tried.

33/1

Form: 73-540

Last run: 163 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

First reserve; 0-8 under rules and poor run at Sligo when last seen; chase debut returning from 163 days off.

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5th

9

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

Aliunde

11st 0lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Jumping clearly an issue based on Thurles struggle behind Finians Row; that was his first go but can only watch for now.

33/1

12th

16

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 91y

12:45 Thurles

Aliunde

10st 8lb

T: Mark Michael McNiff

First reserve; 0-8 under rules and poor run at Sligo when last seen; chase debut returning from 163 days off.

11th

10

13th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 96y

19:43 Sligo

Aliunde

10st 11lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: Mark Michael McNiff

towards rear

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-41F1 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Back to his best with C&D success earlier in the month; 7lb rise possibly harsh but he's entitled to come on for that first run in four months; quicker ground is fine.

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0

1

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 91y

12:45 Thurles

Name Me Famous

12st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Back to his best with C&D success earlier in the month; 7lb rise possibly harsh but he's entitled to come on for that first run in four months; quicker ground is fine.

7/1

1st

7

2nd Nov 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 2f 66y

13:30 Thurles

Name Me Famous

11st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

in touch with leaders, prominent after 2 out, challenging when ridden before last, led and kept on well after last

6/1

0

7

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Wexford

Name Me Famous

10st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Progressive hurdler last year; first chase win at Clonmel despite poor round of jumping; up 7lb for that but is still 8lb lower than his hurdles mark.

11/4

Form: 0B-57F

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Unplaced in 11 hurdle starts and this looks very tough on chase debut; others preferred.

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0

11

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 91y

12:45 Thurles

Grand Cru Chatho

11st 0lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Edward Cawley

Unplaced in 11 hurdle starts and this looks very tough on chase debut; others preferred.

40/1

0

11

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 140y

14:25 Punchestown

Grand Cru Chatho

10st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Edward Cawley

Maiden ran well at Tipperary but disappointed at Kilbeggan earlier this season; probably best watched on first run since.

25/1

7th

7

4th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:50 Kilbeggan

Grand Cru Chatho

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Edward Cawley

Yet to reach the first four in nine starts over hurdles; took a step in the right direction when fifth at Tipperary; needs to find a bit extra now.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta €232.00
Straight Forecast €253.60
Tricast €3035.30
Trifecta €4473.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

McGrath From Clune

POSTDATA:

Name Me Famous

TOPSPEED:

Politicise

The Irish Sun:

McGrath From Clune