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13:10 Leopardstown

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Paddy’s Rewards Club Chase (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £65265.49
  • 2m 1f 0y
  • 5 runners
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Paddy’s Rewards Club Chase (Grade 1)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.80
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 2211-1 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 155

Form & Verdict

Very smart mare progressed well in her first season chasing last term when tackling 2m handicaps, winning at both Fairyhouse and Punchestown festivals; made winning return in Grade 3 at Naas last month albeit task simplified by nearest rival's fall two out; enters much deeper waters here and although mare's allowance brings her into the mix a career-best is required.

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2nd

5

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:10 Leopardstown

Dinoblue

11st 5lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Never worse than second in eight runs over fences, winning his last four; evidence of his progression in a breakthrough win at Grade 1 level here at Christmas; the likeliest alternative to the favourite.

11/2

1st

5

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Dinoblue

11st 5lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

jumped well, chased clear leader, headway 2 out, led going best approaching last, not fluent last, pushed out and went clear run-in, comfortably

2/1

1st

4

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:35 Naas

Dinoblue

10st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

raced in second, clear with one other halfway, led before 4 out, nudged along and clear approaching last, reduced lead and ridden out run-in

10/11

9/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: U4614- CD

Last run: 246 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 165

Form & Verdict

High-class second-season chaser last term, career-best coming when taking Grade 1 Ladbrokes Dublin Chase over C&D in February under much improved round of jumping; well below that level final start in Grade 1 Champion Chase at Punchestown in April though, fading tamely; acts on soft but prefers better ground.

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4th

3

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:10 Leopardstown

Gentleman De Mee

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Had his finest hour when turning over odds-on stablemate Blue Lord in this race last year; was fresh and eager to get on with it when collared by Dinoblue in the Grade 1 here at Christmas; should come on for that and have a good chance of chasing home the favourite.

8/1

2nd

3

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Gentleman De Mee

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

led, soon clear, jumped slightly right 7th, much reduced lead 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on, no match for winner

9/2

4th

4

25th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:25 Punchestown

Gentleman De Mee

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

raced in second and chased clear leader, headway 4th, led before 3 out, pushed along and headed before 2 out, weakening and no extra when hit last

9/2

Form: U324-4 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict

Classy hurdler turned into a very smart novice chaser last season, winning Grade 1 Racing Post Novice over C&D at this meeting and some good runs in defeat afterwards at the top level; last month's Navan comeback run leaves him with loads to find with Captain Guinness and needs to jump better.

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5th

4

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:10 Leopardstown

Saint Roi

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: W P Mullins

jumped right on occasions, didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders early, lost touch when jumped badly right 6th, soon weakened, tailed off

66/1

4th

2

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Saint Roi

11st 10lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: W P Mullins

Won a Grade 1 novice at Leopardstown on St Stephen's Day last season and some good runs in defeat subsequently through that campaign; yet to hit top gear this time around though and Fighting Fit is seemingly the owner's first-string.

17/2

3rd

4

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Saint Roi

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: W P Mullins

in rear throughout, left in remote third last

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1222-1

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 162

Form & Verdict

Last year's second went on to also finish second in Champion Chase and Celebration Chase and reappeared last month in terrific shape to win Grade 2 Fortria Chase at Navan for the second year running (Desert Dynamo third, Saint Roi fourth) looking at least as good as ever; probably his best chance yet of gaining that elusive Grade 1 success.

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3rd

1

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:10 Leopardstown

Captain Guinness

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

High class chaser over this trip but has fallen short at Grade 1 level; looks as good as ever when winning the Fortria at Navan before pulling up in the Grade 1 here at Christmas; was found to be clinically abnormal post race so that can be ignored; could make a bold bid from the front but likely to find a couple too good.

12/1

0

1

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Captain Guinness

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

raced in third behind clear leader, mistake 6th, weakened quickly 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

5/4

1st

2

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Navan

Captain Guinness

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

travelled strongly, raced in third, went second from 1st

3/1

Form: 14F2-3 CD BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict

Free-going sort was a very smart novice hurdler and equally good novice chaser last season albeit no match for stablemate El Fabiolo on a few occasions in Grade 1 races; odds-on for Navan return last month but proved no match for Captain Guinness and renews rivalry on 9lb worse terms here so seemingly has it all to do.

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0

2

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Dysart Dynamo

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

soon raced in fourth behind clear leader, went third after 4 out, brief headway 2 out, soon pushed along and weakened, fell last

10/1

3rd

4

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Navan

Dysart Dynamo

11st 1lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, led

15/8

2nd

1

27th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

18:35 Punchestown

Dysart Dynamo

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Received one of the loudest cheers at Cheltenham when getting to his feet after a tired fall at the last behind El Fabiolo in the Arkle Chase; smart front-runner is a dual course winner but has plenty of ground to find with the latter rival.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta €113.00
Straight Forecast €139.70
Trifecta €410.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Captain Guinness

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Gentleman De Mee

TOPSPEED:

Captain Guinness

POSTDATA:

Captain Guinness

The Irish Sun:

Captain Guinness