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Bar One Racing “Guaranteed Overnight Prices” Porterstown Handicap Chase (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £23495.58
  • 3m 5f 130y
  • 18 runners
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Bar One Racing “Guaranteed Overnight Prices” Porterstown Handicap Chase (Listed Race)

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £26.10
  • Place: £3.20

Form: PPF-3P

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Soft ground performer and decent on his day; third in a handicap hurdle at Clonmel in October his only completed start in his last five runs; others much more likely.

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16

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Street Value

10st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: J P Flavin

prominent, not fluent 16th, soon weakened, tired jump 19th, soon pulled up

33/1

7

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Street Value

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: J P Flavin

Failed to complete on his final start in 2022 and three of his first four starts in 2023; came good again in emphatic style with victory in the 3m5f Porterstown Chase at Fairyhouse in December; fair third over a shorter trip at Cork; 9-1 in the Thyestes, made a couple of mistakes and was pulled up before three out; cheekpiece on now as well as usual tongue-tie.

12/1

0

17

25th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

14:50 Gowran Park

Street Value

10st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: J P Flavin

Failed to complete on his final start in 2022 and in three of his first four starts in 2023; came good again in emphatic style with victory in the 3m5f Porterstown Chase at Fairyhouse early last month; not a bad effort in defeat over a shorter trip at Cork last time.

14/1

66/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: 3-P6P5

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Ran well in a couple of competitive contests last season but little to recommend in his last three runs; 3lb out of the handicap and up against it.

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5th

21

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

History Of Fashion

10st 0lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, brief headway 3 out, no extra after 2 out

50/1

8th

12

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

History Of Fashion

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: P A Fahy

Sole win from 21 attempts chasing came in 3m Down Royal handicap over two years ago; retains fair level of ability evidenced by 3m6f Fairyhouse second in December but pulled up when attempting repeat Down Royal win last time; 5lb wrong here.

14/1

0

1

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Down Royal

History Of Fashion

12st 0lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

Winner of this race in 2022, his only success from 20 starts over fences; however, has often run well in defeat in good staying handicaps; second in last season's Leinster National at Naas and third in valuable 3m7f event at the Punchestown festival; not far off his best when second in last month's Porterstown Chase at Fairyhouse.

4/1

33/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: FPFP-3 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Disappointing last season; decent effort in a Listed mares chase at Clonmel last time; others preferred.

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11

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Regina Dracones

10st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Not seen in this sphere since 2021 and arrives on the back of two poor runs at Punchestown.

25/1

9th

14

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Regina Dracones

10st 3lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Thomas Gibney

Started the campaign with two good runs, including when third to Street Value in the 3m5f Porterstown Chase at Fairyhouse; not one of her better displays at Limerick, let down by her jumping at Fairyhouse 13 days ago in a race in which stablemate Must Be Obeyed was third.

25/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 66-375

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Not quite good enough but consistent in big handicaps, most recently when fifth in the Troytown; similar result looks likely here.

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4th

12

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Frontal Assault

10st 13lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, led 2nd, headed 3 out, weakened last

33/1

4th

8

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

Frontal Assault

10st 11lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Hasn't added to Galway beginners' success and decidedly mixed fortunes in good-class handicaps this term, let down by jumping in Grand National Trial at Punchestown recently; hard to be confident in.

14/1

10th

3

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Frontal Assault

11st 6lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Fairly consistent in big handicaps without being quite good enough; seventh in the Munster National, fifth in the Troytown, fourth behind Street Value in the Porterstown at Fairyhouse; not at best when last of nine finishers in the Thyestes.

20/1

16/1

Form: P4F-66

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Not the easiest to assess; no impression in the Cork Grand National but was travelling very strongly when falling three out in a competitive 3m7f handicap chase at Punchestown in April; others preferred but enough there for him not to be a forlorn hope.

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8th

3

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 68y

12:30 Fairyhouse

Everglow

11st 7lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

prominent, went second 5th, weakened from 3 out

7/1

5th

13

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Everglow

10st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

towards rear of midfield, some headway 3 out, kept on approaching last, never near to challenge

16/1

6th

8

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Everglow

10st 6lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

midfield, in touch with leaders 3 out, weakened after 2 out

12/1

Form: /4P-5P

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced since his fourth in last year's Cork Grand National and no sign of his best form in his three starts this season; makes little appeal at the moment.

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0

25

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Mister Fogpatches

10st 8lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

never better than midfield, detached 3 out (usual 4 out), pulled up approaching last

50/1

6th

7

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Mister Fogpatches

10st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: P A Fahy

prominent, soon went second, lost position after 3 out, no extra from 2 out

25/1

0

4

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Cheltenham

Mister Fogpatches

11st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: P A Fahy

Well beaten on the Flat last month, after a break, and also struggled when 100-1 for Grade 2 chase a week later; this handicap chase is a more suitable assignment but he's yet to add to his 3m7f win at the 2021 Punchestown festival and others have much more persuasive profiles.

16/1

Form: -F1231 C

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Very consistent hurdler-chaser; beat Call The Tune in a 3m handicap hurdle at Galway, and again showed her liking for Ballybrit when beating Grade 1 winner Feronily in a three-runner chase two months ago; stays this trip and she can be expected to be somewhere in the shake-up.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 92y

14:25 Fairyhouse

My Design

10st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

didn't jump with fluency, pressed leader early, dropped to last before 5th

14/1

7th

6

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

My Design

11st 0lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: Declan Queally

prominent, led after 1st, mistake 13th, not fluent 5 out, headed 3 out, soon weakened

6/1

1st

4

3rd Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 210y

15:35 Galway

My Design

10st 13lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: Declan Queally

made all, not fluent 1st, faced challenge 2 out, mistake last, soon ridden and ran on, comfortably

7/1

Form: 0U7-5F C

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Won a Leinster National and beaten a short-head in the Paddy Power last year for Noel Meade; ran okay on his debut for Gordon Elliott in the Cork Grand National before only getting to the first in the Troytown; others preferred here.

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9

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Diol Ker

11st 3lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't jump well, jumped right on occasions, in touch with leaders early, midfield when jumped right 10th, weakened 16th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out

50/1

10th

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

Diol Ker

11st 3lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Sole chase win came for Noel Meade in the 2022 renewal of this race; generally struggling this term and handicapper quite slow to relent so likely has it to do again here.

20/1

Form: 132P-1 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Lacks the big handicap experience of many of these but has performed well at Graded level and was a game winner of a Listed contest at Wexford last month; the choice of Jack Kennedy here and deserves the respect that is indicated by that.

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21

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Minella Crooner

10st 10lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Gordon Elliott

Has shown his form over 2m7f on heavy ground this term but took a backward step behind I Am Maximus at Fairyhouse in February and pulled up at Cheltenham (33-1) last month; also pulled up in his two attempts at about 3m6f, so he's not high on the list.

66/1

9

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Minella Crooner

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Useful chase form as a novice but he was out of sorts in the National Hunt Chase here last year; back on track when winning a Listed race on return and he bettered that when a good third in a Grade 3 at Tramore (also 2m7f, heavy) on New Year's Day; not the same force either side of that but still has possibilities.

25/1

3rd

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 88y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Minella Crooner

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

led narrowly, joined 13th, weakened from 2 out

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: P12P6- C

Last run: 218 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Beat Minella Crooner in a rated chase here in February before finishing second in a Grade 2 at Navan; pulled up in the Grand National and not really at his best at Punchestown later; could well need the run but each-way chance at his best.

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1st

4

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 42y

14:30 Fairyhouse

Velvet Elvis

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

led narrowly or disputed lead, not fluent 5 out, went clear towards far side 2 out, soon nudged along, steadied last, pushed out run-in

5/1

0

3

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Velvet Elvis

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

in touch with leaders, weakened quickly 17th, soon pulled up

12/1

Form: 14/PP- C

Last run: 392 days

W: 11st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Fine staying chaser at his best; won the Midlands National at Uttoxeter and fourth in the Irish National in 2022; not much to be gleaned from two defeats in point-to-points and others look more likely.

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0

5

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Screaming Colours

11st 2lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: William Durkan

towards rear, mistake 4th, not fluent in rear 10th, detached 16th, pulled up before 5 out

20/1

1

6th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:13 Cork

Screaming Colours

11st 12lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: William Durkan

Midlands National winner on soft ground at Uttoxeter over 4m2f and fourth in Irish National; third to Braeside in this last year on seasonal return; plenty of weight but has his conditions.

8/1

4th

12

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Screaming Colours

11st 1lb

J: Mr J J Codd

T: William Durkan

Veteran with low mileage; terrifically consistent in seven starts since November 2020; has looked better than ever in two runs this season; well clear of third-placed Mister Fogpatches when second in the 3m4f Cork National in October; improved on last year's fourth placing when winning the Midlands National at Uttoxeter; up 15lb for those two runs.

Form: 22-601

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

First handicap chase win came off 104 at Punchestown less than a year ago; showed his stamina when getting up on the line to beat Call The Tune in the Cork Grand National when he would have been an unlucky loser; up 7lb and needs a career best at the age of 11 but it cannot be discounted.

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1st

7

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Sir Bob

10st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

bumped rival start, soon pressed leader, lost second but prominent 5th, went second again before 7th

16/1

2nd

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

Sir Bob

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Robert Tyner

prominent throughout, pressed leader from 4 out, briefly led home turn, headed 2 out, kept on run-in, no match for winner

15/2

6th

2

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Sir Bob

12st 0lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Robert Tyner

Won handicap chase at Cork in November and respectable run from his lower hurdle mark at Limerick last month; may want a return to extreme trips but not ruled out, particularly if the ground is testing.

16/1

Form: 2P-325

Last run: 154 days

W: 10st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Lightly-raced for one of his years; last run when fifth in the Summer Cup at Uttoxeter in July; others preferred.

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9

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Definite Plan

10st 9lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

never better than midfield, no extra towards rear 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

16/1

5th

2

2nd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 2

15:12 Uttoxeter

Definite Plan

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Gordon Elliott

Creditable second, clear of remainder, in similar event at Perth (3m) last month despite jumping left; has a modest overall strike-rate but again holds place possibilities, especially back on left-handed course.

12/1

Form: 227944

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Just the one win over fences for this heavily-raced individual; fair effort when fourth in the Cork Grand National last time and similar is the best that can be hoped for.

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4th

6

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:58 Cork

The Little Yank

10st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced in third behind clear leader, headway 5 out, weakened approaching last

11/1

5th

5

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 120y

16:05 Limerick

The Little Yank

10st 8lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

in rear but in touch with leaders

10/1

9

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

The Little Yank

10st 8lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Best form is over hurdles at longer trips; struggling for form in Listed handicaps lately; didn't show enough at Leopardstown last week.

16/1

Form: 6/6222 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Out of luck in his last three starts, chasing home My Design in a Galway handicap hurdle and mugged on the line by Sir Bob in the Cork Grand National; still has the scope to improve on that and should be a leading contender here.

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0

12

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Call The Tune

10st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

midfield, headway 3 out, in touch with leaders 2 out, no extra when pulled up approaching last

4/1

2nd

14

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Call The Tune

10st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

midfield, pecked on landing 2nd, towards rear of midfield with one circuit to go, in touch with leaders after 5 out, disputed lead going easily after 3 out, led clearly after 2 out, not fluent and hampered rival last, soon ridden, headed final stride

8/1

2nd

10

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Call The Tune

10st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Lightly-raced; won over fences last year on testing ground and ran a cracker in a Galway handicap hurdle last time over this trip; go very well off 4lb higher and soft ground will suit; cheekpieces off.

4/1

Form: 50582P

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner over fences; good second in a Listowel handicap chase before pulled up in the Cork Grand National; others preferred.

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14

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Fairyhill Run

10st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

in touch with leaders, lost position and dropped to midfield before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

25/1

0

9

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Fairyhill Run

10st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

led, headed and prominent after 3rd, led again 14th, headed and ridden after 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out, pulled up approaching last

14/1

2nd

9

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 6f 0y

16:30 Listowel

Fairyhill Run

10st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

Formerly smart but has looked out of touch for a while now and others are much safer.

20/1

Form: -07133

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Won seven consecutive races in 2021, switching between hurdles and fences to superb effect; back to form this season and a decent effort when third to Sir Bob and Call The Tune in the Cork Grand National; could get a bit closer now.

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16

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Glenquin Castle

10st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Martin Brassil

towards rear of midfield, slow jump towards rear 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

10/1

3rd

12

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Glenquin Castle

10st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Martin Brassil

towards rear of midfield, not fluent 11th, in touch with leaders with one circuit to go, prominent 3 out, ridden and no extra after 2 out

10/1

3rd

6

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:45 Punchestown

Glenquin Castle

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Martin Brassil

midfield, mistake 2nd

9/2

Form: 4-846P

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner and has run well in the last two runnings of the Galway Blazers; ran no race at Galway last time and faces a tough task here; 1lb out of the handicap.

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10th

3

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

The Dabbler

11st 12lb

J: Mr P W Gleeson

T: Liam P Cusack

Dual chase winner returned to form at Limerick last time; dropped 2lb and can be involved if ready enough after a break.

5/1

3rd

2

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:20 Limerick

The Dabbler

11st 5lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Liam P Cusack

Out of sorts on last couple of starts but showed a bit more zest over hurdles when outrunning his odds (80-1) in a Thurles novice latest; ease in grade back over fences here affords him a nice opportunity to keep the forward momentum going.

5/1

3rd

10

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

15:10 Thurles

The Dabbler

11st 4lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Liam P Cusack

Won twice over fences two seasons ago; out of form as a chaser at present; failed to make an impression in a handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe in August; makes little appeal against younger in-form rivals.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €7161.00
Straight Forecast €4861.20
Tricast €57802.30

Selections

POSTDATA:

Minella Crooner

SPOTLIGHT:

My Design

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Regina Dracones

TOPSPEED:

Definite Plan

The Irish Sun:

Minella Crooner