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14:00 Fairyhouse

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EasyFix Equine Handicap Chase (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £23495.58
  • 2m 1f 0y
  • 12 runners
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EasyFix Equine Handicap Chase (Listed Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.70
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 11-225 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Two odds-on wins in the spring and good second in Grade 3 Galway novice; below best however at Cork on latest (2m4f too far in the conditions) but will appreciate return to this trip; rider rode his first jumps winner during the week.

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11th

4

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Solness

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Took it up a notch with a Listed handicap success at Fairyhouse (2m1f, soft) in December and backed that up when third of 11 to Madara at Leopardstown (2m1f, soft; Path D'oroux second) last month; should give another good account.

14/1

3rd

2

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Solness

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

C&D winner; arrives on the back of a career best success in a Listed handicap at Fairyhouse in December; 9lb higher here but there could be more to come if he settles better and one to consider.

5/1

1st

5

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Solness

11st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

took keen hold, midfield, in touch with leaders before 6th

8/1

9/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 5FP-11 D

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Rejuvenated after a break earlier in the year and career-bests when winning handicap chases at Galway and Listowel; total of 17lb rise for those wins and back from another short break so respected.

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4th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:23 Navan

Fighting Fit

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: J P Dempsey

raced wide, raced in third after last, jumped left after 1st, not fluent 9th, lost third and weakened before 2 out

13/2

9th

4

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Fighting Fit

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: J P Dempsey

Has really got back on track over fences this season and only found one too good in his hat-trick bid here latest over slightly shorter; loses Brouder's 5lb claim here though and he'll need to improve again to defy his current mark.

13/2

2nd

3

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Fighting Fit

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: J P Dempsey

Rejuvenated after a break earlier in the year and career-bests when winning handicap chases at Galway and Listowel; total of 17lb rise for those wins and back from another short break so respected.

9/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 742-31 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Both handicap wins have come on soft, notably last month (after six month's absence) at Down Royal under positive ride when jumping well (four fences omitted) and keeping on well to hold Bythesametoken; 4lb worse off with that rival here but should go well.

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6th

8

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 100y

14:40 Limerick

Dont Go Yet

11st 0lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Edward Cawley

midfield

12/1

3rd

12

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Dont Go Yet

10st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Edward Cawley

Both handicap wins have come on soft, notably last month (after six month's absence) at Down Royal under positive ride when jumping well (four fences omitted) and keeping on well to hold Bythesametoken; 4lb worse off with that rival here but should go well.

9/1

1st

5

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 100y

14:37 Down Royal

Dont Go Yet

11st 7lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Edward Cawley

jumped well, raced in second, joined leader after 1st, led 2nd, faced challenge when ridden omitted last, kept on well

10/1

Form: 13F6-4 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Two wins over fences early this year on soft and shot up the handicap; back from summer break with creditable enough effort in 2m2f Cork handicap in October; not one to rule out.

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9

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Whiskeywealth

10st 8lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Has fallen twice, over fences and hurdles, in his last eight starts but has got his confidence back under John Shinnick with a convincing hurdle win at Naas and again found plenty back chasing to win a Listed handicap at Gowran (both 2m on heavy); asked a bigger question in this company but is no forlorn hope on his best form with the possibility of better to come.

8/1

1st

6

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

Whiskeywealth

11st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Won back-to-back over fences last season and got his head back in front over hurdles at Naas last month on testing ground; probably capable from this mark and has to be considered with conditions in his favour.

11/2

1st

3

10th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 175y

15:05 Naas

Whiskeywealth

11st 11lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Disappointed at Fairyhouse last month but had been acting at a good level prior to that in Listed handicap chases; had every chance before falling two out in a Thurles handicap hurdle in December; big chance off the same mark, 12lb lower than his mark over fences.

3/1

Form: 3215P0 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Grade 3-winning hurdler here hasn't progressed over fences as hoped, despite landing long odds in Tipperary mares maiden; well held behind Fighting Fit in handicaps and tame hurdles effort latest hardly inspires confidence although remains well handicapped on her best form.

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0

11

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Roseys Hollow

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Jonathan Sweeney

Won a mares' beginners' at Tipperary in the summer; a little inconsistent since and hasn't been at the level required to challenge in this contest, particularly from 2lb out of the weights; wears first-time cheekpieces.

22/1

5th

9

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Roseys Hollow

10st 2lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Jonathan Sweeney

Grade 3-winning hurdler here hasn't progressed over fences as hoped, despite landing long odds in Tipperary mares maiden; well held behind Fighting Fit in handicaps and tame hurdles effort latest hardly inspires confidence although remains well handicapped on her best form.

9/1

13th

2

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:55 Navan

Roseys Hollow

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Jonathan Sweeney

Better known as a chaser these days but won a Grade 3 over timber in her pomp; back on a good mark and these conditions will suit.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 7-2243 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner over fences, including at Gowran last term; back from hurdling when understandable last of three behind Allaho in Grade 2 Clonmel Oil Chase last month; others preferred.

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10th

6

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Grange Walk

10st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

Has won four over fences but has only won once since 2021 and he's been struggling this term; yard have stronger claims with Lucid Dreams.

20/1

4th

9

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Kempton

Grange Walk

10st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: John Patrick Ryan

always behind, detached 2nd, tailed off

25/1

6th

2

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Grange Walk

11st 5lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Four-time winner over fences, including at Gowran last term; back from hurdling when understandable last of three behind Allaho in Grade 2 Clonmel Oil Chase last month; others preferred.

16/1

Form: 143126 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Chase wins this year at Wexford and Galway (handicap) before chasing home a well-handicapped sort at Limerick; below best at Down Royal latest when jumping not great so has a bit to prove here.

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5th

3

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 150y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Pats Choice

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield but in touch with leaders, weakened before 3 out

10/1

5th

4

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

Pats Choice

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Gained third win over fences at Naas in January; struggled with his jumping a little behind Mister Policeman latest and possibly on a stiff enough mark for now.

9/1

4th

2

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Punchestown

Pats Choice

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Three-time handicap chase winner; gained his latest success off 126 over 2m at Naas last month; raised 4lb for that and gave another solid display when fourth to the British-trained Madara in a well-contested Leopardstown handicap; has plenty of experience but may not cope with the less exposed Mister Policeman.

5/2

Form: 8-3446 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Talented hurdler has faced stiff tasks so far chasing, twice in Graded novices and latest when didn't jump well in C&D beginners last month; hard to be confident on handicap debut here off what looks a high initial mark.

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3rd

4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Path Doroux

11st 2lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Maiden after eight chase starts but he's improving and his jumping was more assured than has sometimes been the case when a very solid third with no excuses to Unexpected Party in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham (2m, soft; first-time cheekpieces added, retained here); has a 6lb turnaround for nearly 6l but likely to need a shade more for this sharper test if he's to reverse the placings.

6/1

3rd

8

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Path Doroux

11st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Not always the slickest of jumpers but he's translated his hurdle ability to fences in recent starts, chasing home Hunter's Yarn in a maiden at Fairyhouse before splitting Madara and Solness in a competitive handicap at Leopardstown (2m1f, soft) last month; has first-time cheekpieces combined with the tongue-tie he's worn lately.

10/1

2nd

7

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Path Doroux

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Had been struggling for form but was in the process of running a big race when coming down at the last over C&D in a race won by The Folkes Tiara (The Big Chap second) and creditable effort when runner-up in a beginners' at Fairyhouse; not the slickest jumper and could do with ironing out the errors out but probably has one in from this sort of mark.

100/30

Form: 423-21 D

Last run: 142 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Points' winner belatedly off the mark under Rules when landing odds in Downpatrick maiden hurdle in July when last seen; had shown a better level of form previously in four chase outings, notably third in valuable 2m handicap at Punchestown festival from out of the handicap; runs well fresh and could be a lively contender here off bottom weight with Rachel Blackmore riding.

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14

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

The Folkes Tiara

10st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry De Bromhead

Gained a first chase success when seeing off nine rivals in a 2m1f handicap at the Leopardstown Christmas meeting, but he was well behind some of today's rivals in a handicap over that same C&D at the Dublin Racing Festival.

25/1

8th

10

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

The Folkes Tiara

10st 9lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Gained a first chase success when beating The Big Chap by roughly 1l over C&D on St Stephen's Day; however, that rival was closing all the way to the line so he's probably going to need more to confirm the form on 3lb worse terms.

13/2

1st

9

26th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

The Folkes Tiara

10st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

travelled strongly, prominent, led 5 out, good jump 2 out, pushed along when jumped slightly left and left clear last, ridden out run-in

8/1

Form: /3F17- D

Last run: 233 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Chase wins for Sam Thomas came in handicaps at Sandown and last term at Haydock; following month midfield behind Dancing On My Own in Red Rum Chase at Aintree and later sold for GBP35,000 at Goffs UK Spring Sale; first start for the Elliott yard and Jack Kennedy's choice.

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10th

1

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Grey Diamond

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Five-time winner in Britain over hurdles and fences; cut no ice in three starts over fences for Gordon Elliott; reverts back to hurdles off a 7lb lower mark but others preferred.

33/1

10th

6

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Grey Diamond

11st 1lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Career best when winning at Haydock for Sam Thomas last season; bought for £35,000 in the spring; not at the same sort of level in two runs at Fairyhouse for his new connections; back on a good mark at least.

22/1

7th

8

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Grey Diamond

10st 11lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Dual winner over fences, the latest at Haydock for Sam Thomas towards the end of last season; interesting recruit for this yard but there wasn't a great deal of promise in his comeback run here last month.

12/1

Form: 091-21 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 153

Form & Verdict

Classy sort whose three chase wins include Red Rum Handicap at Aintree and valuable 2m Cheltenham handicap in October under hefty weight when racing up with pace; both those wins came on good ground so not sure if he'll be at his best in these conditions and Rachel Blackmore rides the bottom-weighted The Folkes Tiara.

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6th

1

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Dancing On My Own

12st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Yard won the race in 2019 and this one has a great record in it, runner-up two years ago and his perseverance paying off 12 months ago (both on good to soft); better than ever when beating Triple Trade at Cheltenham (2m, good) in October but this will ask a lot of him, 12lb higher than last year with soft ground slower than he likes.

14/1

6th

1

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Dancing On My Own

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Classy sort whose three chase wins include Red Rum Handicap at Aintree and valuable 2m Cheltenham handicap in October under hefty weight when racing up with pace; well below best on softer ground under top-weight over C&D however, jumping sketchily; has form on soft but suited by better ground; dry forecast at least.

13/2

Form: P10U11 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Has taken really well to chasing after unseating on debut, jumping soundly close to pace to win C&D beginners' event and then showed good battling qualities to hold on over 2m2f at Galway; needs to step up again on handicap debut but with jumping his strong point could well do so.

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7th

5

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

The Big Chap

11st 2lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Paul W Flynn

Won a beginners' at Fairyhouse in October before a novice chase success at Galway later that month; pulled up after a bad mistake behind Solness at Fairyhouse but back on track with a 1l defeat to The Folkes Tiara over C&D on St Stephen's Day; that looked like a warm race and he was closing on the winner all the way to the line; should be in the mix again.

13/2

2nd

4

26th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

The Big Chap

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Paul W Flynn

held up in midfield

8/1

0

6

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

The Big Chap

10st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul W Flynn

prominent early, mistake 2nd, dropped to midfield before 6th, weakened and dropped to rear 5 out, detached when pulled up before 4 out

13/2

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Payout
Exacta €1101.00
Straight Forecast €893.70
Tricast €6988.60
Trifecta €20300.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Dancing On My Own

SPOTLIGHT:

The Folkes Tiara

The Irish Sun:

The Big Chap

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Whiskeywealth

POSTDATA:

Dancing On My Own