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14:50 Cork

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Kevin McManus Bookmaker Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £12008.85
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • 11 runners
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Kevin McManus Bookmaker Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.60
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 5426-3 BF

Last run: 107 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner has run well at times in five starts over fences; was beaten 10.5l by Riaan in a Wexford novice last time but his yard is in better form now and the softer ground is a help, so he could turn that form around.

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7th

1

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:25 Naas

Percy Warner

11st 12lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

in touch with leaders

10/1

6th

21

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Percy Warner

10st 0lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Lightly raced and seems to need soft ground; decisive winner of a 2m5f handicap chase at Cork in November (Riaan third); 2lb wrong but a case can be made for him.

12/1

1st

6

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:50 Cork

Percy Warner

11st 0lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

towards rear, headway 4 out, went fourth 3 out, challenging 2 out, ridden and led narrowly last, pushed out and went clear towards finish

11/2

9/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 541632 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner earlier this year was beaten 4l in a Naas novice handicap last time; 2lb higher today in a better race but capable of a decent run.

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3rd

4

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Battle Of Mirbat

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Latest win was off 12lb lower last summer (3m1f) and mark has been edging up after three seconds during the winter, most recently at Leopardstown with Birchdale just behind him in third; largely consistent and ground-versatile type should be thereabouts again.

8/1

2nd

9

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Battle Of Mirbat

10st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

prominent, led after 1st, headed 3 out (usual 4 out)

12/1

0

7

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Battle Of Mirbat

11st 2lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Both wins have come over fences; went close twice over fences in November handicap chases at Naas and Cork (Falco Blitz third); could do similarly here.

9/2

15/2

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 63-0U4 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Four wins for Nicky Henderson and some decent placed runs for this yard; put up a decent effort at Galway last time and a repeat should see him involved.

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10th

7

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Falco Blitz

10st 13lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

10yo who has been rejuvenated this year and arrives on a hat-trick following commanding wins at Thurles (2m6f, soft) and Limerick (2m7f, soft to heavy; veterans' chase); faces a tougher assignment today but there remains mileage in his mark on his peak 2021 form and he's firmly in calculations.

16/1

1st

1

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

Falco Blitz

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

held up in rear, headway 4 out, led going best 2 out, clear approaching last, ran on well, easily

3/1

1st

5

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Falco Blitz

11st 3lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

held up in midfield, steady headway after 3 out, led before last, clear when ridden and stayed on run-in

8/1

Form: 01P-14 C

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner, including at this track, won well at Wexford on chasing bow beating Percy Warner comfortably over 2m4f; jumped poorly at Listowel since back at 2m but this trip will suit better and can run well.

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8

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Riaan

11st 4lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Pulled up in the Coral Cup last March (40-1); has taken well to fences, making most on first run and running well for a long way when second of 25 at Leopardstown (2m5f, yielding to soft) last month to one on a good mark; others have achieved more but he's still near the start of his career.

16/1

2nd

15

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Riaan

10st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Still unexposed over fences; only a couple of lengths behind Percy Warner over this trip at Cork in November when last seen; could still have enough potential progression to run well here.

20/1

Form: 1-32 C BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Hunter chase winner over 3m here in April was just held in a Thurles handicap (2m2f) last time; this longer trip will suit but is 3lb out of handicap in a better race.

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1

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 100y

19:20 Limerick

Dundaniel

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Michael G Kennedy

Dual point winner and hunter chase winner last season; quite consistent in handicap chases, though no improvement since Thurles second last November; disputing third when brought down to out at this venue last time.

9/2

Form: -P5164 C

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Has a record of 2-19 over fences; not a bad run when beaten 14l at Galway last time but needs more with cheekpieces added to a tongue-tie and hood.

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5th

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Take All

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Following a break he returned to form with a 3l third of six at Cork (2m, soft) recently; his last win came over 2m4f and this Irish challenger could have a part to play now back up in trip.

16/1

3rd

1

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:58 Cork

Take All

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

raced in fourth behind clear leader, mistake 3rd, headway 5 out, challenging towards far side 2 out, outpaced after last, kept on

11/2

7th

4

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 100y

14:40 Limerick

Take All

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

led, soon clear, reduced lead halfway, slow jump 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon weakened

25/1

Form: 726P-0

Last run: 112 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Grade 3 winner as a novice at Punchestown in October 2021, his last win; was 2nd over 2m at this track a year ago but below form on last three starts and needs a revival for new yard.

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11th

6

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Embittered

11st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Won in good style at Navan (2m4f, heavy) in December on second stable start but this 10yo has failed to reproduce that form on his four starts since (most recently at the Cheltenham Festival) and needs to raise his game.

66/1

11th

2

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Embittered

11st 8lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Three chase wins from 25 attempts, ending a two-year losing run at Navan (2m4f, soft) in December; has run really well over hurdles at the Festival but he played little part in the Grand Annual two years ago and was pulled up in this race last March; up against it.

66/1

3rd

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:27 Gowran Park

Embittered

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Smart on his day, as he showed when winning a Listed handicap chase over roughly this trip at Navan in December; pulled up in the Paddy Power at Leopardstown and down the field in another valuable handicap at Leopardstown last time.

10/1

OUR TIP

100/30

Form: 31/15/ D

Last run: 665 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Was an impressive novice chase winner over 2m7f almost 2 years ago; however, has been absent since a poor run next time and makes his handicap debut; has a good record fresh and comes from a fantastic yard, so has to be respected.

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0

17

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

En Beton

11st 2lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: W P Mullins

led, bad mistake and headed 9th, soon pulled up

25/1

8th

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:50 Cork

En Beton

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

prominent, led 1st, headed but prominent before 2nd, mistake 8th

100/30

2

14th May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 2f 0y

16:55 Killarney

En Beton

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Off 467 days; makes handicap chase debut; last seen finishing fifth in Grade 3 at Naas, beaten 45l; had shown promise before that effort, landing beginners chase at Punchestown in impressive fashion by 21l; only his third start over fences and is coming off a long lay-off so this might be a big ask, although he clearly has the ability to feature.

8/1

Form: 240-04 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Three of his four hurdle wins have come here, from 2m-2m4f; ran respectably on his third chase start at Down Royal last time; needs more but is back to his favourite track.

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9th

5

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:50 Cork

Lucky Max

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

towards rear

15/2

4th

3

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 120y

15:12 Down Royal

Lucky Max

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Sean Thomas Doyle

Four-time winner over hurdles and beaten a nose in a Naas handicap in March; well beaten in a Punchestown handicap hurdle in April; out of his depth in the Galway Hurdle; did not seem to take to chasing last season, soundly beaten in races at Listowel and Gowran; best watched.

8/1

Form: /791/4

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Beaten a long way over hurdles on return after a long absence last time and needs much more.

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5th

3

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 173y

13:15 Punchestown

The Big Galloper

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: C Byrnes

Staying hurdles winner is 0-6 chasing and tailed off at Cork last month; no obvious claims but yard back among the winners during the week.

16/1

10th

10

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:50 Cork

The Big Galloper

10st 2lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: C Byrnes

towards rear, mistake 7th

20/1

Form: P12-P6 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner was disappointing on last two starts but can improve from his Galway comeback on latter occasion; needs to bring his best.

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6th

1

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Routine Excellence

12st 0lb

J: Caragh Monaghan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Dual chase winner up to 3m; back to form with a fine 3rd at Fairyhouse last time; raised 1lb for that but can be a player again.

4/1

3rd

5

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

15:55 Fairyhouse

Routine Excellence

11st 2lb

J: Caragh Monaghan

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders, towards rear when not fluent 6th, headway after 4 out, went third and kept on after last, no match for first two

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €589.00
Straight Forecast €432.90
Tricast €3513.50
Trifecta €7074.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Percy Warner

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Falco Blitz

The Irish Sun:

Dundaniel

TOPSPEED:

Percy Warner

POSTDATA:

Falco Blitz