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Racing Again Sunday, December 17th Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 2m 6f 0y
  • 9 runners
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Racing Again Sunday, December 17th Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain and snow

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.20

Form: /77-23

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Solid staying effort when second at Downpatrick last month; much the same level when third at Down Royal; needs to find a bit more but probably capable of winning a little handicap at some stage; stable continuing in great form.

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

4th

9

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

12:15 Fairyhouse

Reddys Island

10st 7lb

J: Miss S A Carter

T: Gordon Elliott

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 4th, briefly disputed lead after 8th, pressed leaders when switched left before 2 out, lost third before last, kept on but no impression run-in

9/2

1st

5

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Reddys Island

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, mistake 2nd, pushed along on inner before straight, ridden and challenging before last, led and ran on when edged left after last, won going away

7/2

3rd

14

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:28 Down Royal

Reddys Island

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Solid staying effort when second to a subsequent winner at Downpatrick last month; needs to improve again but every chance that he has a handicap or two in him.

11/2

12/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 4F-695

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Still involved when coming down in a beginners' at Limerick in May 2022; missed over a year; was having his third run after absence when fifth over a shorter trip here last week; may do better at this distance.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

OUR TIP

9/4

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1-325 BF

Last run: 4 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Hunter chase winner over 3m at Cork in April; creditable second in a 2m2f handicap at this venue at the beginning of the month; ran out of steam in the closing stages when fifth in a handicap of a higher standard than this over 2m5f at Cork on Sunday; clear chance if that race has not left its mark.

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

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 110y

16:55 Limerick

Dundaniel

11st 6lb

J: Daniel King

T: Michael G Kennedy

in touch with leaders, prominent after 3 out, disputing third when brought down 2 out

11/2

Form: 312-16 C BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Progressive over hurdles last season going up a total of 19lb in a four-race spell that featured wins over 2m6f at Tramore and 2m4f at Gowran showing a liking for heavy ground; took advantage of a mark 14lb lower than hurdles rating here last month; soundly beaten at Naas off her revised mark.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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: 311316 D

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 8lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Veteran has enjoyed a new lease of life this year, winning three of his five races (all over hurdles) between June and September; poor display at Listowel when race may have come too soon after Ballinrobe win; has run only five times over fences; form is weak but able to run off 18lb lower than hurdles mark.

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

8th

13

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Dorans River

10st 10lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Veteran has enjoyed a new lease of life this year, winning three of his five races (all over hurdles) between June and September; poor display at Listowel when race may have come too soon after Ballinrobe win; has limited chasing experience; did not jump well here late last month, well held by Toofareastiswest on that running.

14/1

5th

7

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Dorans River

10st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Veteran has enjoyed a new lease of life this year, winning three of his five races (all over hurdles) between June and September; poor display at Listowel when race may have come too soon after Ballinrobe win; has run only five times over fences; form is weak but able to run off 18lb lower than hurdles mark.

8/1

6th

11

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Dorans River

10st 5lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: P J Rothwell

Teenager has been rejuvenated lately, winning three of last four, including when arriving late to win at Ballinrobe 5 days ago; 7lb penalty to carry but has to be considered.

9/1

Form: 523137

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Confirmed her liking for the Ballinrobe track (where she has often been placed over hurdles) by winning a 2m7f handicap in September on only her second start over fences; staying on when badly hampered two out at Killarney; posed no threat at Naas on latest.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

9

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 146y

15:05 Punchestown

Glenmalure Lodge

11st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Well-held after Ballinrobe success in September until more like it at Down Royal over Christmas, only losing second late on after some sketchy jumping on soft ground; ideally wants better ground but likely major player in a weak race.

7/2

Form: /80763

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Three wins in 2021; missed last year and has taken a while to find anything like his best form again since his return in August; positive display at Punchestown two weeks ago, led until making a bad mistake two out, just lost second place behind an easy winner.

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

7th

6

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Black Samurai

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Sean Aherne

Three wins in 2021; missed last year and has taken a while to find anything like his best form again since his return in August; positive display at Punchestown two weeks ago, led until making a bad mistake two out, just lost second place behind an easy winner.

11/2

3rd

3

16th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 157y

12:20 Punchestown

Black Samurai

11st 10lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Sean Aherne

led, bad mistake and headed 2 out, no extra and lost second final 110yds

16/1

1

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 96y

15:25 Clonmel

Black Samurai

12st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Sean Aherne

Three wins between May and August in 2021; missed last year and has failed to find his form again since his return in August; best on good ground or with some ease.

20/1

Form: 46534P

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner and dual hurdles winner is 0-9 chasing, one of his better efforts when fourth in 2m6f Galway handicap in September; pulled up at Clonmel five weeks ago; fair chance of making the frame if restored to form.

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

12th

7

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Slige Dala

11st 11lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Patrick T Foley

Bumper winner and dual hurdles winner; 0-10 chasing, one of his better efforts when fourth in 2m6f Galway handicap in September; pulled up at Clonmel in October; did not jump well when last of eight finishers here last time Toofareastiswest second then.

16/1

8th

3

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Slige Dala

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick T Foley

Bumper winner and dual hurdles winner is 0-9 chasing, one of his better efforts when fourth in 2m6f Galway handicap in September; pulled up at Clonmel five weeks ago; fair chance of making the frame if restored to form.

10/1

0

1

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 156y

16:55 Clonmel

Slige Dala

12st 0lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Patrick T Foley

Bumper winner and dual hurdles winner is 0-8 chasing, one of his better efforts when fourth in 2m6f Galway handicap on latest; drops in grade and not one to rule out.

11/2

Form: 098-9P

Last run: 184 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Struggling in handicap hurdles when last seen in May; won a maiden point but hard to make a case for him.

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0

8

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Getaway Train

10st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Donal Hassett

Struggling in handicap hurdles when last seen in May; won a maiden point but hard to make a case for him.

20/1

3

30th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 13y

20:00 Ballinrobe

Getaway Train

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Donal Hassett

Point winner who is 0-8 under rules and he was 33-1 when always behind in Bugscuffle's race here earlier this month.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €195.00
Straight Forecast €185.20
Tricast €438.50
Trifecta €944.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dundaniel

TOPSPEED:

Ardera Ru

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Slige Dala

POSTDATA:

Glenmalure Lodge

The Irish Sun:

Dundaniel