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11:45 Fairyhouse

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Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £6787.61
  • 2m 5f 110y
  • 13 runners
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Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Beginners Chase

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.10
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 111O-3 C BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Very smart novice hurdler (rated 148) last term, completing hat-trick in Grade 2 Navan novice in February and every chance when running out at the last in Grade 1 Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham; bit of an underwhelming chase debut at Naas last month when novicey in jumping and quite tame finishing effort; may have needed that comeback run and more expected here.

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3rd

3

11th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:55 Aintree

Corbetts Cross

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Emmet Mullins

6l runner-up in Grade 1 novice chase at Leopardstown (3m, soft) in December and showed improved form in a first-time hood (retained) when bolting up in Grade 2 NH Chase at last month's Cheltenham Festival (3m6f, heavy); faces much tougher opposition now out of novice company but he was certainly impressive last time and it remains to be seen where his limitations lie.

7/2

1st

1

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 201y

Class 1

17:30 Cheltenham

Corbetts Cross

11st 7lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Emmet Mullins

held up in rear, in touch with leaders on outer 10th, pressed leaders going easily after 3 out, good jump to lead 2 out, soon went clear, readily

2/1

1

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 42y

14:30 Fairyhouse

Corbetts Cross

11st 12lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Emmet Mullins

Won Grade 2 novice hurdle at Navan last February; every chance when running out at the last in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham; made a low-key chasing debut at Naas when only third behind Grangeclare West; more professional when scoring at this venue, before again finding Grangeclare West too good in Grade 1 Leopardstown event; ideal opportunity here.

1/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 32156- C

Last run: 220 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

138-rated hurdler last term, including winning 2m4f novice here and good fifth in Albert Bartlett when 3m stretched him; below best final start in valuable 2m4f Punchestown auction final but has to be respected on chase debut; likes testing conditions.

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3rd

8

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 213y

18:00 Punchestown

Three Card Brag

11st 10lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

138-rated hurdler last term and already holds a 147 rating over fences after two starts, chasing home Corbetts Cross at Fairyhouse and no match for Monty's Star over C&D on New Year's Eve; back from a break here with cheekpieces tried and a bit to prove.

14/1

2nd

6

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 173y

12:45 Punchestown

Three Card Brag

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't always jump with fluency, led, mistake 3rd, joined 4th, clear with one other before 9th, pushed along when joined after 3 out, headed 2 out, soon ridden, no extra approaching last, no match for winner

11/10

2nd

12

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Three Card Brag

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped left on occasions, led, ridden when faced challenge before last, kept on well but headed towards finish

5/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 4/21P-

Last run: 260 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

139-rated novice hurdler last term, pick of form when winning Grade 3 Clonmel novice over 3m; none too fluent when pulled up in Albert Bartlett on final start but half-brother to smart chaser Monalee; a potentially high-class novice chaser.

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2nd

3

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 213y

18:00 Punchestown

Montys Star

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Half-brother to Monalee has not surprisingly taken well to chasing, jumping well for C&D beginners win (over Three Card Brag) on New Year's Eve and better again when second to Fact To File in Brown Advisory at Cheltenham under a positive ride (Sandor Clegane fourth); major contender.

15/8

4

13th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Montys Star

11st 7lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Lightly raced sort who took a big step forward to comfortably account for the smart Three Card Brag at Punchestown in December (3m, heavy); jumped and travelled superbly that day and both his connections and pedigree (half-brother Monalee was fourth in the 2020 Gold Cup) suggest he will keep improving as a staying chaser; major player.

6/1

1st

5

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 173y

12:45 Punchestown

Montys Star

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

jumped well, raced in second, joined leader 4th, clear with one other before 9th, joined leader going best after 3 out

11/8

Form: 4111- C

Last run: 237 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point-to-point winner for Pat Doyle met with defeat on Rules debut last term before going unbeaten in a Thurles bumper and over hurdles in Naas maiden and very smart effort when 15L winner of Grade 2 Fairyhouse novice over 2m5f earning him a 146 rating; potentially high-class novice chaser.

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3rd

6

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Nick Rockett

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Sent off favourite but didn't always jump with fluency when fading into 30l seventh in this month's Irish Grand National (3m5f, heavy), which was his first run beyond 3m; something to prove today but this lightly raced 7yo looked very promising previously and represents the all-conquering Willie Mullins (one of three for yard); possible he'll bounce back with bold show.

15/2

7th

3

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Nick Rockett

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, weakened after 2 out

7/2

2nd

4

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:45 Navan

Nick Rockett

11st 3lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

held up in rear

11/10

Form: 34-103

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Lightly-raced 8yo, the winner of a Ballinrobe bumper and 2m Kilbeggan maiden hurdle; best effort came on latest when third in 2m2f Sligo novice in October (soft), having made most; half-brother to a winning chaser in France now switches to fences but Townend prefers Nick Rockett.

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8th

11

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Aime Desjy

10st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

9yo who is lightly raced for his age and won at Gowran (2m4f) last month on third chase start; creditable fifth in Topham at Aintree (2m5f) since and, while he's unraced beyond that trip and stamina is a big query, he's trained by Willie Mullins and for that reason alone is worth a second look.

28/1

5th

10

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Aime Desjy

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Unexposed 9yo who has shown signs of considerable promise and could have more to offer for top Irish yard; however, improvement is needed off today's mark and his jumping and chasing inexperience could count against him.

14/1

Form: 75124- BF

Last run: 236 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

128-rated hurdler progressed well in handicaps last season, winning at Naas before touched off over 2m4f here and then let down by jumping when fourth here over 2m6f; chase debut now but Mark Walsh prefers Corbetts Cross.

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5th

12

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Cadatharla

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: C A Murphy

Useful progressive hurdler last season; not a natural jumper of fences in four attempts; sent off favourite for his handicap debut at Fairyhouse; jumped indifferently and ended up last of six finishers.

14/1

6th

4

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 150y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Cadatharla

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

towards rear, not fluent 2nd, mistake 3rd

10/1

4th

3

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Cadatharla

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: C A Murphy

raced wide, didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders early, jumped left when mistake 3rd, towards rear after 4 out, headway 2 out, nudged along when left in modest fourth and hampered by faller last, kept on

20/1

Form: 051P-4

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle win at Gowran in March in testing conditions came out of the blue and creditable chasing debut on last month's return at Punchestown, would have gone closer but for mistake last; has a future chasing but this looks a tougher race.

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13

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Karuma Grey

11st 4lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Christian Williams

Much improved when winning 2m maiden at Gowran (soft/heavy) last March but pulled up on handicap debut next time; has shown promise over fences since but lots to prove back hurdling after leaving Ellmarie Holden for £40,000 in January.

16/1

3rd

6

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

14:40 Limerick

Karuma Grey

11st 5lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Miss Ellmarie Holden

Maiden hurdle winner; would have finished closer on his chase debut but for a late mistake and it was always going to be tough for him in a strong beginners' chase at Fairyhouse; in calmer waters here and should feature.

10/1

Form: 21/02-

Last run: 377 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Point-to-point winner a 134-rated hurdler, best form last term in 3m Punchestown handicaps, winning once and touched off final start; back from year's absence for chasing debut but this looks a tough enough starting point.

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4th

4

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

My Immortal

11st 2lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

in touch with leaders

12/1

3rd

6

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

15:05 Navan

My Immortal

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

held up in rear

15/2

3rd

4

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 92y

15:00 Fairyhouse

My Immortal

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Point winner is rated 134 over hurdles after winning twice in that sphere over 3m; jumped left and well beaten on chasing debut over C&D after a year's absence, a long way behind Nick Rockett; has work to do.

20/1

Form: 03014-

Last run: 231 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Smart staying handicap hurdler last term, reaching a mark of 147 after Pertemps Final win at Cheltenham before solid fourth in valuable Aintree contest; didn't jump well on two earlier attempts chasing last term so will need to have sharpened up his jumping here on return to action; ideally wants a stiffer test.

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15

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Good Time Jonny

10st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

held up in rear, pulled up after 18th

10/1

3rd

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 88y

16:25 Fairyhouse

Good Time Jonny

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

held up in rear, went modest third after 2nd, no extra from 3 out

5/2

Form: 324-90

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Limited enough hurdler gathering more experience over fences here but owner's third-choice here.

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1st

6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 150y

19:55 Downpatrick

Jump The Shark

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, slightly hampered 5th, headway and went fourth 4 out, not fluent 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, went second last, ran on to lead final 110yds, comfortably

9/1

7th

4

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 9y

12:25 Clonmel

Jump The Shark

11st 5lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Went close in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Cork from a mark of 101 last year; ran well on other occasions too; however, his form in beginners' chases has been dismal; trainer has a much more obvious candidate in Money Heist, though if the market points in his direction, he would have to enter calculations.

6/1

150/1

Form: 64-378

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Dual point-to-point winner easily opposed on evidence of two recent efforts over fences.

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2nd

2

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:58 Navan

Kates Hill

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: J P Dempsey

Has really got her act together over fences in recent starts, going close at Naas before a beginners' success at Punchestown and hit the crossbar having been given too much to do back at that venue latest; clearly thriving and cheekpieces may eke out more.

11/8

2nd

5

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 24y

13:50 Punchestown

Kates Hill

10st 2lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: J P Dempsey

prominent, steadied 2 out, soon outpaced and dropped to rear, ridden and switched left before 2 out, ran on well towards near side after last, went second final strides, just failed

5/2

1st

6

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 6f 148y

12:35 Punchestown

Kates Hill

11st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: J P Dempsey

in touch with leaders, headway and challenging towards near side 2 out, soon ridden, led last, kept on well

2/1

Form: 0/0/9

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off (jumped novicey) on last month's chasing debut at Naas; easily passed over.

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12th

6

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Howishedizzy

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Tailed off (jumped novicey) on last month's chasing debut at Naas; easily passed over.

150/1

9th

7

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Naas

Howishedizzy

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Well held in point-to-points and twice in maiden hurdles back in 2021; can only be watched here on belated chasing debut.

100/1

Form: 6

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Maiden pointer well held on recent chase debut.

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5th

2

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 70y

13:15 Leopardstown

Finnfaraway

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Patrick J F Hassett

didn't jump with fluency, raced in last throughout, jumped slightly right when detached 1st, bad mistake 5th, tailed off when jumped badly right 6th

200/1

0

4

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Finnfaraway

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Patrick J F Hassett

Maiden pointer well held on recent chase debut.

150/1

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Payout
Exacta €72.00
Straight Forecast €64.60
Trifecta €404.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Corbetts Cross

TOPSPEED:

Karuma Grey

SPOTLIGHT:

Nick Rockett

The Irish Sun:

Corbetts Cross