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14:00 Fairyhouse

Soft

Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £44380.53
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 5 runners
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Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase (Grade 1)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.90
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 22441- C

Last run: 237 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 158

Form & Verdict

Beaten in beginners' chases at this venue and by the smart Gentlemansgame at Leopardstown before fourth in two Grade 1 events, notably behind The Real Whacker in the Brown Advisory; overcame tendencies to race lazily at times and to jump to the left when landing the 3m5f Irish Grand National at this venue; trip looks inadequate.

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

1st

5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

I Am Maximus

11st 6lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Among the backmarkers for an awfully long way in the Irish National at Fairyhouse (3m5f, soft) last April but he still got up close home; that couldn't have augured better for today's long distance and he's raised his game further for two wins (2m4f/3m1f) back at Fairyhouse, the latest of which (easily from Vanillier) makes him look well handicapped; still doesn't fly his fences and tends to take them markedly to his left, so jumping is the big worry but he has plenty going for him otherwise.

15/2

1st

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 88y

15:50 Fairyhouse

I Am Maximus

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: W P Mullins

jumped left on occasions, raced in third behind clear leaders, mistake 8th, smooth headway before 2 out, led going easily approaching last, soon clear, not fluent last, shaken up and went further clear run-in

5/4

3rd

4

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

15:35 Leopardstown

I Am Maximus

11st 10lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: W P Mullins

jumped left throughout, raced in last, detached from 8th, no impression from 12th

25/1

OUR TIP

9/4

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 1284-1 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point winner at Boulta two years ago; runaway winner of a maiden hurdle at this venue in January before being just denied by the talented Corbetts Cross in a Naas Grade 2; failed to prosper in Grade 1 company at Aintree and Punchestown; made all to win readily over just a bit shorter than this on chasing debut at Down Royal; stable has won six out of the last ten editions.

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

1st

3

13th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

17:00 Aintree

Found A Fifty

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Good hurdler but a better chaser and held his own in Grade 1s on last four starts, the last three at about 2m; he was much the best of the rest (including some of these) behind the highly impressive Gaelic Warrior in the Arkle at Cheltenham (soft) and there's nothing of his calibre to fret about here; with the third Il Etait Temps franking that form on Thursday, he's a worthy favourite.

2/1

2nd

2

12th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Found A Fifty

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent

7/1

Form: 144-11 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

High-class bumper horse; took time to make an impact as a novice hurdler last season after a long absence; managed creditable fourth placings in the Albert Bartlett and in 2m4f Grade 1 at Aintree; beat the subsequent Munster National second Largy Debut readily on chasing debut at Gowran; no trouble following up in Grade 3 event at Cork.

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

8

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 168y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Letsbeclearaboutit

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has raced only on softer than good; ran well (fourth) in the Albert Bartlett over 3m here 12 months ago but failed to show his form when back at similar trip on latest chase start; promising record at 2m4f over fences, winning twice then solid third in Grade 1; however, he's the wrong age according to the stats (no horse older than eight has won this prize).

25/1

3rd

1

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

14:45 Naas

Letsbeclearaboutit

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear, headway and went third before 5 out, raced wide from 3 out, outpaced approaching last

9/4

3rd

3

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Letsbeclearaboutit

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has seemingly improved for a fence and a step up in trip to 2m4f this season; ran with credit in the Drinmore here when last seen; has more to give over fences but a return to this sort of trip is the main question mark; not one to put a line through.

5/2

Form: 241-1F

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a valuable 3m handicap hurdle at Leopardstown in February, earning promotion to 135; jumped well and won easily on his chasing debut at Galway, though the runner-up suffered bad interference mid-race; in touch with the leaders when falling three out in Grade 3 Cork event won by shorter-priced stablemate Letsbeclearaboutit.

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

23

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Perceval Legallois

10st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a very competitive handicap hurdle over 3m at this meeting last year; jumped soundly when winning on his chase debut at Galway in October but confidence seemed to suffer after a fall at Cork the following month when jumping very poorly in the Drinmore at Fairyhouse; 3lb wrong here means he is effectively running off his hurdles mark and he can get involved with better jumping.

10/1

5th

4

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Perceval Legallois

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a valuable 3m handicap hurdle at Leopardstown in February, earning promotion to 135; jumped well and won easily on his chasing debut at Galway, though the runner-up suffered bad interference mid-race; in touch with the leaders when falling three out in Grade 3 Cork event won by shorter-priced stablemate Letsbeclearaboutit.

12/1

0

5

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Cork

Perceval Legallois

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Consistent sort took his form to a new level in winning a valuable 3m handicap hurdle at Leopardstown in February, earning promotion to 135; jumped well and won easily on his chasing debut at Galway, though the runner-up suffered bad interference mid-race; helps to give his trainer a strong hand.

9/2

Form: 24-211 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Six-time Grade 1 winner over hurdles with four of those gained in Leopardstown's 2m Matheson Hurdle; connections left it late to go chasing but he has adapted well; won readily from a subsequent handicap winner over 2m2f at Galway; jumped well when landing 2m4f Grade 3 event at Tipperary in effortless fashion.

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

4th

11

(13)

24th Nov 2021

Standard

2m 0f 0y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Sharjah

9st 1lb

J: Amy Jo Hayes

T: Andrew Slattery

Veteran is on a very long losing run; place chance at best here on his 100th run at this track, where he has nine wins and 27 places to his name, the latest when third over 1m4f on his penultimate start; down the field over this trip on latest.

16/1

9th

12

(17)

10th Nov 2021

Standard

2m 0f 0y

14:20 Dundalk (AW)

Sharjah

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

Losing run now stands at 46 and goes back to 2018 but it was a good front-running effort when third here two weeks ago; while he's a nine-time course winner that will probably win another race or two around here, stall 17 is tough for his preferred front-running tactics.

15/2

3rd

7

(6)

27th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Sharjah

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Andrew Slattery

Over three years since veteran gained the most recent of his 15 career wins (9-time winner here) but still competitive on occasion including when third at Navan in August and can never be ruled out at his favourite track.

9/1

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Payout
Exacta €333.00
Straight Forecast €402.20
Trifecta €772.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Letsbeclearaboutit

SPOTLIGHT:

Found A Fifty

RP RATINGS (IRE):

I Am Maximus

TOPSPEED:

Sharjah

The Irish Sun:

Letsbeclearaboutit