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14:20 Navan

Soft To Heavy

Ryans Cleaning Rated Novice Chase

  • Prize money: £11486.73
  • 2m 4f 100y
  • 2 runners
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Ryans Cleaning Rated Novice Chase

Runners: 2 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

10/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.50

Form: 113412 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Likeable 8yo has been making up for lost time since belated career debut in March, winning five of his 12 starts; second chase win came in a 2m handicap off 133, probably should have won a four-runner Grade 2 over that trip last time when finishing strongly and this trip will be fine; pretty reliable and the one to beat.

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

4th

4

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:27 Gowran Park

Lucid Dreams

11st 3lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

3-6 over hurdles but a much better chaser; three wins in a very busy spell since last September and second in the Grade 2 Craddockstown at Punchestown; ran a fine race when a staying-on second in the Dan and Joan Moore at Fairyhouse; down the field in company with Embittered in the Leopardstown Chase.

10/1

11th

9

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Lucid Dreams

10st 10lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Three-time winner over hurdles but a much better chaser; three-time winner over fences but should also have won the Grade 2 Craddockstown at Punchestown and ran a cracker when a staying-on second in the Dan and Joan Moore at Fairyhouse; couid well be best at 2m but stays this trip and likely to be thereabouts.

10/1

2nd

5

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Lucid Dreams

11st 1lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Finished just in front of Uncle Phil when runner-up at Punchestown in November before winning a match by a wide margin at Navan; out of his depth in Grade 1 company since but may resume progress back down in class in handicap company and the return to a shorter trip shouldn't be an issue (only beaten half a length in a 2m Grade 2 novice at Punchestown in November); intriguing runner.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: -13412 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Useful bumper and hurdle performer although was found out in Graded company in both disciplines; went chasing this summer, winning over this kind of trip at Wexford in September and better form back there over further last month when second to a 144-rated horse of Elliott's; jumping still has room for improvement and a slog in winter ground at Navan is not really what he wants.

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

3

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 104y

15:00 Leopardstown

Joyeux Machin

11st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Two from six over hurdles; beaten half a length by Minella Crooner in a Listed chase on return but lesser effort when beaten 22l in a match over fences at Navan; doesn't look well treated on what he's done so far.

40/1

2nd

2

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

14:20 Navan

Joyeux Machin

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

raced in second throughout, headway 4 out, no impression 2 out

13/8

2nd

5

17th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

14:00 Wexford

Joyeux Machin

10st 9lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

in touch with leaders, pressed leaders after 3 out, went second and challenging towards far side going best before 2 out, bad mistake last, soon ridden and kept on well, just held

8/1

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Non-runners

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Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Joyeux Machin

SPOTLIGHT:

Lucid Dreams

TOPSPEED:

Lucid Dreams

POSTDATA:

Joyeux Machin

The Irish Sun:

Joyeux Machin